Join one of the certified guides from the GuideSource team on a unique trek to Manaslu in the Annapurna region of the Himalayas!
Sep, Oct, Nov
Manaslu is one of the most important mountains in the Himalayas. It is the 8th highest mountain in the world, and its name means intellect or soul. Climbing this mountain is, therefore, no easy task. And that is where we come in. On this 21-day Manaslu Trek, you will get a chance to dive in headfirst to one of the most stunning mountains in the Himalayas.
Our trip begins in Kathmandu. There, you will have the chance to visit some of Nepal’s most important temples and sacred spots. We will then begin our journey into the stunning mountains. Along the way, we will pass lovely local villages. We will also experience the region’s lush vegetation, and cross flowery meadows and wooden bridges over shimmering streams. Every day, we will gain a more profound knowledge of the mountains.
The trek itself will be moderate in terms of difficulty. Most areas will be easy to transit, however, there will be some challenging spots. Consequently, we do require a good level of fitness and a good disposition. Of course, we will be there to guide you every step of the way. Additionally, we are well reputed for our detailed logistics so you will be in good hands!
Are you ready to head into one of the world’s most stunning mountain regions? Would you like to expand your knowledge of the mysterious mountains? Then book your place now and join us on this 21-day Manaslu Trek.
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After being picked up in the Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport by one of our representatives, they will transfer you to the hotel. Once there, you will get a short briefing of your trip and have the rest of the day off. Overnight at Hotel.
On the second day of the tour, we will visit some of the World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu. These include Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous Swayambhu Nath ‘Monkey Temple’ , and the Bouddha Nath Buddhist shrine. You can also make last minute purchases of personal items and prepare for the next day. Overnight at Hotel.
We will drive along the Kathmandu-Pokhara Highway for the first part of the day and then drive towards the hill bazaar of Gorkha. After Gorkha, the road will get a bit rough until we reach Arughat Bazaar.
Overnight at campsite.
We will ascend on a trail through rice paddies and farm fields until we pass the small hamlet of Kokethar. Then, from Kyoropani we will have repeating ascents and descents, until we arrive to the shores of Soti Khola.
We will set off from Lapubesi through slopes of farmed fields and rice paddies. Then, we will go down to white sandy shores and back up again onto the mountain flank until we reach the Machha Khola.
First, we will cross the suspension bridge to the left bank of the river. After passing a forested area, we will follow a path to Doban Khola that looks like it is carved into the rock. Then, we will trek across farmed fields until we reach Jagat, a small village with a police check post and lodges.
When we leave the village, we will descend down a stone path leading to wide river shores. There, we will cross the Pangour Khola (flowing from the left) before heading to Saguleri, from where you can see Sringi Himal beyond the valley. Further along the right bank, we will ascend until we reach Filim. Though it is a Nepalese Gurung it has a strong Tibetan influence.
After a small ascent, we will go down to the river shores. Then we will walk up the Buri Gandaki and cross the suspension bridge to the opposite bank.
After crossing the wooden bridge of the Buri Gandaki we will walk through an area of houses and farm fields. The path then enters a forested area of Himalayan cedars. We will continue through the forest and cross another wooden bridge. Then we will continue ascending through the forest until we reach Namru.
On day ten we will start off on a sinewy path and then cross a meadow until we enter Bengsam village. From there, we will be able to see Naike peak, Manaslu North peak (7,157 m) and the long-awaited Manaslu (8,163 m). The houses in the village are scattered amongst the surrounding farmed fields. Leaving this village and continuing through the Kanni we will reach the neighbouring Lo village (3,150).
From Lo village we will descend down the valley of Damonan Khola. We will cross a wooden bridge over a stream and climb back up the steep slope. The trail will continue for about 10 minutes along this stream and then fork into two. The path that goes straight leads directly to Sama, the other which turns to the left will go to Sama via Honsan ho Gompa. From Honsan ho Gompa it then descends along the stream in the forest before joining the main path.
On day 12 you will have the option of visiting Sama Gompa which is about 20 minutes from the village. After passing the gompa there is a wide, grassy area of land from where you can get a stunning view of Manaslu (best in evenings and in the mornings).
We will start by descending to the Buri Gandaki and follow it to a bridge over a side stream. There, we will take a trail to the left which leads to Manaslu base camp. When we enter the meadow from the path on the river shores we will reach Kermo Kharka, which looks straight up at Manaslu. From there, we will continue on to Samdu/Dharmasala.
On day 14 we will follow a slightly rougher path. We will be ascending and descending through rocky terrains that are occasionally cold and windy. The trail will then improve before reaching a large meadow with a small rest house.
As we set off from Bintang, we will descend down a meadow and cross a wooden bridge over the glacial headwaters of the Dudh Khola.Then, we will climb over the side of the moraine and descend into a pine and rhododendron forest to Hompuk (3430 m). After, we will descend to a fork of the Dudh Khola. As we continue through fields, over a clear stream, we will pass houses and more fields interspersed with rhododendron and oak forests until we reach Tilje.
From Tilje we will cross the wooden bridge to the left bank of the Dudh Khola where the path will begin a gentle descent. After about one hour, we will cross the suspension bridge over the Marsyandi River before reaching Dharampati (1,860m). and continuing on to Jagat 1300 m.
After breakfast we will trek to Bahundanda. We will pass the village of Ghermu and follow the path through the rice paddies. Then, we will cross another suspension bridge over the Syange before climbing up onto the plateau.
On our final trekking day, we will cut across terraces, ridges and small streams on the way to Besishahar.
Stay overnight in camp.
On the way back to Kathmandu, we will enjoy a picturesque drive along the banks of the Marshyangdi and Trishuli rivers with splendid views of green hills, mountains, farming terraces and colorful villages on both sides of road.
After a fun packed journey you will have a full day at leisure on your own. Otherwise, if you wish to extend your trip with us for an additional fee, we can organize to explore the Thamel for one last day shopping and evening farewell dinner at a Nepali restaurant.
Overnight at Hotel /B.
GuideSource will transfer you to the International Airport for your departure flight.
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