Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. A representative from Glacier Nepal treks will welcome you at the airport and take you to your hotel by private vehicle. After a short rest, you will meet the guide at our office. Your guide will answer any questions you may have about your trek. Overnight at the hotel.
Travel by private jeep to the start of the Manaslu trek in Sotikhola. After an early morning departure from Kathmandu, you will notice your first views of the Ganesh Himal and Langtang Himal range upon leaving the valley. The road zigzags along the Trisuli River. After approximately 7-8 hours, we will reach Sotikhola, a small village on the Budi Gandaki riverbank, and the start of the Manaslu trek. After a long travel day, spend the evening resting and preparing for the trek. Overnight at a Sotikhola teahouse
After breakfast at the teahouse, our trek begins with a walk on the newly opened roadway that winds through the Buri Gandaki River Valley. This road is part of the government of Nepal’s plan to build a highway that will connect to China’s autonomous region of Tibet. We pass a few small villages and a suspension bridge. The trek follows the Budi Gandaki River and gains a few hundred meters of elevation before reaching Machhakhola, our destination for the day. Stay overnight at a Machakhola teahouse
After breakfast at the teahouse, cross the Machhakhola suspension bridge and begin a gradual climb to Tatopani (hot springs). Road construction is ongoing here; be prepared to encounter many mule trains. Always pass mules on the wall side and follow your guide for safety. After crossing the Budi Gandaki suspension bridge and the villages of Dovan and Keraunja, we ascend through Yaruphant to the village of Jagat. Jagat marks the beginning of the restricted Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP). Stay overnight at a Jagat teahouse
After breakfast at the teahouse, continue along the Buri Gandaki River to the village of Salleri. After ascending from Salleri, you will see a beautiful view of Siring Himal. Pass the villages of Sirdibas and Ghatte Khola to a long suspension bridge. Once across the bridge, a short trek brings you to the largest Gurung village in the region – Gurung. After passing Chisapani (Ekle Bhatti) we descend back down to the Budi Gandaki River and, we ascend about an hour we arrived at Lokpa. from the Lokpa they don't allow killing animals. stay overnight at Lokpa.
After the breakfast, we cross the suspension bridge couple of time. Ascent to hill need to carefull some time rock fall. walkk down to Shiar khola crossing the suspension bridge to arived to Chumling vliiage, after the lunch we have plenty of time to visit Dhampa Gomba and explore village. Overnight at Chumling.
After the breakfast, we are heading for today is Lama Gaun. we will see spectacular views of Mt. Ganesh Himal and Mt. Boudha Himal and Himalchuli peaks to the south. we cross Kowo and Gho village and arrive to Chhokang Paro village. after crossing the Chhokang Paro we arrive to Lama Gaun. Overnight at Lama Gaun.
After the breakfast,ascends to Mu Gompa. It is the largest monastery in the region. Mu Gompa is located at all most ead of Tsum Valley. Mu Gumba was built late 19th century, one of the oldest monasteries in the Tsum valley. during the walk we cross Nile and Chho syong. overnight at Ma Gumba.
Today we explore Mu Gumba and Rikang Gumba.many religious books including Kangyur, a life-size statue of Avalokiteshwara, and images of Guru Padmasambhava and Tara. The route takes us through yak pastures through typical dry and arid Trans Himalayan Terrain. The monastery has rows of Chortens and beautiful mountain views
After the breakfast, we walk all the way down same way we climbed up. today is long way dwon. we will see spectacular views of Mt. Ganesh Himal and Mt. Boudha Himal and Himalchuli peaks to the south. overnight at Chumling.
After the breakfast, we cross the suspension bridge then climb up and down to reach Lokpa.we descend back down to the Budi Gandaki River , After a few river crossings, we arrive in the village of Pewa and, soon after, ascend to the village of Deng. Stay overnight at a Deng teahouse.
After breakfast at the teahouse, the trek winds its way down to the river and then ascends once again to the villages of Rana and Bhi Phedi. During the walk, we may be able to spot langur monkeys on one of their routine visits to the fields to feed. Before reaching the village of Ghap, the trek will cross a landslide area. Proceed with caution and follow your guide’s direction. After another crossing of the Buri Gandaki River, the trail meanders through a lush forest and then ascends to our destination for the night - Namrung. In Namrung, enjoy beautiful views of the Ganesh Himal and Siring Himal. Overnight at a Namrung teahouse
Today, the trek gains approximately 900 meters/2950 ft. Please remember to always follow your guide’s instructions and pay careful attention to trail signs. After breakfast at the teahouse, travel through the village of Bhaniam and begin an ascent through the alpine forest. Once in Lho, you will have an amazing view of Mt. Manaslu to the West. Ribung Gumpa is another site worth visiting Lho. Past Lho, you will reach the village of Shayla, where we will cross a couple of suspension bridges and follow a mostly flat trail to Samagaon. Stay overnight at a Samagaon teahouse.
An acclimatization day to prepare for the trip over Larkya La, a mountain pass at 5,160m/ 16,930feet, the highest point of the trek. It is best to stay active on rest days. Take an early morning hike to Manaslu base camp (4,800 m, 7-8 hours roundtrip), visit Birendra lake, or explore the village and Samagaon monastery. There are many opportunities to get acquainted with the rich Sherpa culture. Enjoy the sight of thousands of mani stones with Tibetan texts and pictures and the Sherpa women clad in traditional clothes and ornaments. Stay overnight again at a Samagaon teahouse.
After breakfast at the teahouse, we once again follow the Buri Gandaki River while enjoying beautiful views of the mountains and of Samagaon behind us. The trek gradually climbs to the next village of Samdo, a short and easy day. Arrive in Samdo by lunch. After lunch, you will have the choice to do another short acclimatization hike up the hill behind Samdo or walk around exploring the village. Stay overnight at a Samdo teahouse
Today we trek to Dharamsala, also known as Larke Phedi, our last stop before Larkya La. After breakfast at the teahouse, begin the trek and after about an hour we will cross the Budi Gandaki river and Larke bazaar (a trade point for Nepal and Tibet). From Larkebazar, we will ascend a few hundred meters to the seasonal village of Dharamsala. There are a few very basic teahouses here with dormitory-style lodging. This will be our highest overnight elevation of the trip. Stay overnight at a Dharamsala teahouse
After early morning breakfast, we start the trek while it is still dark outside. The trek climbs gradually, passing by the beautiful lake next to the Larkya Glacier. After a few hours of climbing, we reach Larkya La. From Larkya Pass, there are spectacular views of the huge Annapurna 2, Himlung Himal, and Cheo Himal. From the pass, we descend for 3-4 hours to the village of Bhimthang Phedi, tucked next to the Ponkar glacier. Stay overnight at a Bhimthang teahouse
After breakfast at the teahouse, we descend from Bhimthang, enjoying a wonderful view of Manaslu, Lanjung, Cheo Himal along the way. We cross the Dudh Khola just below the Ponker glacier and are back in the beautiful rhododendron forest. After walking through the village of Gowa, we arrive in Tilche. Stay Overnight at a Tilche teahouse
Our last day trekking. After breakfast at the teahouse, we walk about an hour to reach the village of Dharapani. From here, we catch a private jeep first to Besisahar and then on to Kathmandu. That night, we will have a farewell dinner to celebrate our successful trek. Enjoy your accomplishment in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural dance. Overnight at the hotel
This is your final day in Nepal. A Glacier Nepal treks representative will take you to Tribhuvan International Airport by private vehicle. Safe travels home sweet home
Rabin was amazing! I cannot overstate how great of an experience we had with Rabin as our guide on the Manaslu trek. He is professional while at the same time flexible and relaxed. A perfect balance that only comes with years of experience. Rabin let us customize our itinerary and change things on the fly as we hiked. When we had questions, he had answers but otherwise Rabin let us hike the hike we wanted. As it was early spring on the Manaslu trek, snow levels were high and many groups were turning around before the pass. Rabin stayed optimistic and confident and got us over the pass!! This made our trek. On a personal note, Rabin is intelligent and well read with excellent English. He was a pleasure to converse with about all topics from politics to economics to game of thrones. You can hire a random guide when you arrive in Kathmandu, but from our experience the range in quality can be huge. With Glacier Nepal Treks the gauranteed quality and experience you will get is worth every cent you may have otherwise saved. Don't take the risk and hire an experienced guide!!