• Trip duration
    21 days
  • Trip level
    Intermediate
  • Max people per guide
    1 person
  • Mountain range
    Himalaya
  • Best period
    Sep, Oct, Nov

Description

Bordering the famous ‘Annapurna Tour’, the valleys that we trek through remain more secret, both for the Nepalese and for foreigners.
We will meet the people of Gurung and witness the landscapes that have fascinated many generations of mountaineers in the past.
These valleys have always provided a special passage for processions of yaks travelling from Tibet.
Some of the most beautiful characteristics of the mythical Himalayas can be found here in a region that has remained truly wild: scores of terrace cultivations, emerald torrents, bamboo, pine and rhododendron forests and huge alpine pastures where yaks graze…
In the hills, the Gurungs have formed beautiful and ancient villages with stone and wood houses. Higher up, just next to the Tibetan border, the Samapa people of Tibetan origin, retain their traditional civilization at the foot of the magnificent summits of Himal Chuli, Kang Guru, Manaslu and the Annapurna peaks.
This circuit remains much less frequented and thus wilder but also more authentic, llying far from the lodges on the more visited tourist.
We find Nepal of it it there in 20 years, before the mass tourism!

Extra details

Price

€3270 per person excluding flights. + Flight to Katmandu. At the time we planned this trip, tickets cost approximately € 850.

Local transport

Minibuses or 4-wheel-drive vehicles are used for all transfers during the trip.

Equipment to be carried

All the climbs can be completed with a day pack. Travel bags are transported by vehicles or porters.

Passport

You need a passport that is valid for more than 6 months + Visa for Nepal

Accomodation

In Katmandu we stay in a comfortable hotel. During the trek we stay in lodges that are basic but more comfortable than a tent.

Guide

A French IFMGA guide accompanied by a local English-speaking guide, 2 assistant guides, a cooking team and 3 porters per person.

Level

Fitness – you need to be very fit. Technical ability – this is a tour that is achievable by all as long as you have been training for it – 5 to 7 hours steady/gentle walking per day with a vertical ascent of 1000m. The two most important things to help you avoid the undesirable effects of altitude and give you the maximum chance of reaching the summit are: – walking at a very slow pace, even exaggeratedly slow so that you never get tired. – Drinking lots of fluids even if you do not feel thirsty.

Highest altitude of the climb

Larkya La Pass 4910 m

Best period

End of September after the rainy season until the end of November.

The highlights

The great diversity in the landscape we cross. The close up views of the Manaslu peaks.
We have a local contact to deal with any problems inherent to Nepal…In order to avoid any problems due to altitude, a hyperbaric chamber is available.

Spots of interest

Manaslu tour

Price per person

1 Person3270EUR