Entering Manaslu is like stepping back in time as you follow an ancient salt-trading route that snakes along the sides of Budhi Gandaki, a tributary of the larger Gandaki before crossing Larkya Glacier and rapidly descending to connect with the Annapurna trail. There are two main ethnic groups inhabiting the Manaslu region: Tsum and Nubri. Of these, the Tsum have remained a relatively untouched traditional culture and can be best appreciated by including a visit to their secluded valley, one of the eight sacred valleys known as “beyuls” in the inner Himalayas and its century old Tibetan traditions, as part of your adventure… Incorporating a Tsum Valley diversion into your Manaslu circumnavigation adds an extra unique dimension that will leave you feeling spiritually fulfilled and re-connected with life’s simple pleasures.
These treks typically require you to do 6-7 hours each day over steep hilly terrain on usually rough trails but with no real extremes of weather. Treks in this category can include trekking to elevations of up to 5500m with daily ascends of around 400-700m.When trekking at higher altitudes, your body needs to adjust to lower levels of oxygen and this provides added physical challenge to the trek. It is important to be physically fit and to prepare your body by doing regular exercise prior to embarking on your trek. Previous hiking or camping experience is preferable.
Day 1Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel, welcome dinner, overnight Hotel.
Day 2Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu, preparation day, overnight Hotel.
Day 3Drive to Soti Khola, overnight teahouse.
Day 4Trek via Machhakhola to Thulo Dhungga,8 hours, overnight teahouse.
Day 5Trek to Philim, 6 hours, overnight teahouse.
Day 6Trek to Chumling (Tsum Valley),8 hours, overnight teahouse.
Day 7Trek to Chhokang Paro (3131m), 6 hours,overnight teahouse.
Day 8Trek to Mu Gompa (3700m), 6-7 hours,overnight teahouse .
Day 9Trek to Lar (3245m), 3-4 hours,overnight teahouse.
Day 10Trek to Chumling (2386m), 9 hours,overnight teahouse.
Day 11Trek to Pewa, 5-6 hours,overnight teahouse .
Day 12Trek to Ghap (2500m), 5-6 hours,overnight teahouse.
Day 13Trek to Lho (3180m), 3-4 hours,overnight teahouse.
Day 14Trek to Sama (Ryo) (3520m), 3-4 hours,overnight teahouse.
Day 15Trek to Samdo (3850m), 3 hours,overnight teahouse .
Day 16Rest day, trek to Tibetan border viaLaijung Pass (5120m), overnight teahouse.
Day 17Trek to Dharamsala (4460m), 3 hours,overnight teahouse.
Day 18Trek via Larkya La (5160m) to Bimthang ( 3720m), 7 to 9 hours, overnight teahouse .
Day 19Trek to Dharapani (1860m), 7-8 hours,overnight teahouse.
Day 20Trek to Chamje (1430m), 4-5 hours,overnight teahouse .
Day 21Trek to Bhulebhule, 3-4 hours, drive to Kathmandu, farewell dinner, overnight Hotel .
Day 22International departure / onward travel.
Price: USD 600This trek will take you on a journey of discovery. Each location in your itinerary has been deliberately selected to offer you superb mountain views.
Price: USD 900Highlights of this compact trip include a breathtaking sunrise from Poon Hill, walking in the shadows of giant peaks such as Annapurna (8109m), Dhaulagiri (8176m) and Machhapuchhare (Fish tail) peak…
Price: USD 1100Highlights of this trip include the Mt. Dhaulagiri icefall at Kalopani, visiting Muktinath Monastery, one of the most important pilgrimage sites for Hindu Vaishnavas and Tibetan Buddhists.
Price: USD 1100The Pikey Peak Trek is a well-known for its amazing sunrises and sunsets featuring the outlines of the most spectacular towering mountain giants.
Price: USD 1150This itinerary is perfect for people who have short time constraints, a love for the mountains and want all of this in a relatively easier package (below 4000m) than hiking over high passes to Everest Base Camp or Gokyo Lakes.
Price: USD 1050This trek is both remote and compact, passing through isolated Gurung villages, beautiful rhododendron forests and rarely-trekked high alpine pastures.
Price: USD 1100 Trekking in Annapurna region will give you a feast of high mountains such as Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna 1 (8051m), Annapurna South (7219m) and the holy Machhapuchhare (Fish Tail) Peak.
Price: USD 800This trek offers you the chance to investigate the rich culture and hospitality of the Tamang including the lifestyles, architecture of their mountain homes and ancient monasteries along the way.
Price: USD 1200Highlights of this truly unforgettable paradise include the Langtang Valley which is enclosed by snow-capped mountains and features relatively untouched Tamang culture and of course the high altitude sacred lake of Gosainkunda (4300m) in the South- West of the national park.