Friday, July 7, 2017

Manaslu Trek Itinerary | Manaslu Trekking | Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu Trekking Itinerary

Manaslu Trek or Manaslu Circuit Trekking itinerary depends upon the trekking route and places you want to go (would be different if Tsum valley is included). There are several itineraries for Manaslu Round trek and you can customize it as per your time and interest.

But in general, there is Manaslu Short Express Trekking as 10 days for lower Manaslu Trek and can be extended to 22-25 days with including Tsum Valley. There must be some days (2-3) for acclimatization and is possible for sightseeing or exploration of the sideways during the rest days.

Trekking itineraries may also differ according to the time of traveling. Here in this article, we are listing the possible itineraries for Manaslu Circuit Trek, you can choose one of these as per your time in Nepal.

Manaslu Trek Itineraries

  • #1 Lower Manaslu Trek
  • #2 Manaslu Trek 14 Days
  • #3 Manaslu Trek 17 Days
  • #4 Manaslu Circuit + Tsum Valley Trek - 22 Days

  • Lower Manaslu Trek or Manaslu Short Express Trekking


    Lower Manaslu trek is the short trek in the lower area of Ghorkha district and basically it is a homestay trek. You will be trekking to the Barpak, the epicenter of the April 25, 2015 Earthquake and 10 days walking plus jeep ride is the best itinerary.
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    Manaslu Trek - 14 Days


    Manaslu Trek 14 days is a bus drive trek from Kathmandu to Soti Khola (starting point of Manaslu Trek), Tal to Besi Sahar and Besi Sahar to Kathmandu. The bus services is not available all the time in a year in this route so, you should contact the Manaslu Trekking agency before you are planning for a trek to Manaslu. During the monsoon time, there might be a regular bus in Tal to Besi Sahar route and is off-road.

    Manaslu Trek 14 days will be suitable during the Autumn season from September to November but you need to book your package in advance so that your trekking company can arrange the trek. As Autumn is the peak season for Manaslu trekking.
    Visit our 14 days Manaslu Trek Itinerary >>>

    Manaslu Trek - 17 Days


    Manaslu Trek 17 days is an ideal package for every trekkers and most recommended trek for manalsu excursion. Explore the world's 8th highest mountain peaks along with the culture of ethnic people.
    Check out our 17 Days Manaslu Trek Itinerary here >>>

    Manaslu Circuit + Tsum Valley Trek - 22 Days


    22 days Manaslu Tsum Valley trek itinerary is the best for experiencing the tibetan culture in Tsum Valley near Tibetan border. Tsum valley trek is the side trip from Manaslu which takes 1 week extra and needs a special permit along with ACAP, MCAP and manaslu restricted area permit. The permit cost for 7 days Tsum valley is USD35 and you need to contact local trekking company for issue of permit in advance.
    Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking Itinerary >>>

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Manaslu Trek 14 Days Itinerary

Manaslu Trek 14 Days Itinerary

Itinerary
Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola via Arughat 710m 2,328 ft 7-8 hour drive
Day 02: Trek from Soti Khola to Macche Khola 930m 3,051 ft 8-9 hours trek
Day 03: Trek from Maccha Khola to Jagat 1,410m 4,625 ft 6 - 7 hours trek
Day 04: Trek from Jagat to Deng 1,804m 5,917 ft 6-7 hours trek
Day 05: Trek from Deng to Namrung 2,630m 8,626 ft 6-7 hours trek
Day 06: Trek from Namrung to Sama Gaon 3,530m 11,578 ft 6-7 hours trek
Day 07: Rest day & side trip to MBC or Bihendra Lake 3,530m 11,578 ft 6-7 hours trek
Day 08: Trek from Sama Gaon to Samdo 3,860m 12,660 ft 4 - 5 hours trek
Day 09: Rest day & side trip to Tibitan border, or day hike 3,860m 12,660 ft 8-9 hours trek
Day 10: Trek from Samdo to Dharmasala 4,460 m 14,629 ft 4-5 hours trek
Day 11: Trek Dharmasala to Bimthang Via Larke pass (5,160m) 3,700m 12,139 ft 8-10 hours trek
Day 12: Trek from Bimthang to Tilije 1,700m 5,576 ft 5-6 hours trek
Day 13: Trek from Tilije to Tal 1,080m 3,542 ft 25-minute flight
Day 14 Drive From Tal to Kathmandu (Jeep, Bus, or Car) 1,300m 4,265 ft 7-9 hour drive

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Manaslu Trek 17 Days Itinerary

Manaslu Trek 17 Days Itinerary

Itinerary
Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat (private jeep or local bus) 600m, 2,328 ft,7-8 hour drive
Day 02: Trek from Arughat to Lapubeshi 970m 3,051 ft 8-9 hours trek
Day 03: Trek from Lapubeshi to Tatopani 990m 4,625 ft 6-7 hours trek
Day 04: Trek from Tatopani to Jagat 1,350m 5,917 ft 6-7 hours trek
Day 05: Trek from Jaget to Ekle Bhatti 1,610m 8,626 ft 6-7 hours trek
Day 06: Trek from Ekle Bhatti to Bihi Phedi 2,000m 11,578ft 6-7 hours trek
Day 07: Trek from Bihe Phedi to Namrung 2,650m 11,578ft 6-7 hours trek
Day 08: Trek from Namrung to Lho 3,180m 12,660ft 4-5 hours trek
Day 09: Trek from Lho to Sama Gaon 3,530m 12,660ft 8-9 hours trek
Day 10: Acclimatization-rest day in Sama Gaon (trip to MBC, Birendra Lake) 3,530m 12,660ft 4-5 hours trek
Day 11: Sama Gaon to Samdo 3,700m 12,139ft 8-10 hours trek
Day 12: Acclimatization rest & rest day in Samdo (side trip to Tibitan border) 3,700m 12,139ft 5-6 hours trek
Day 13: Trek from Samdo to Dharmashala 4,450m 14,599ft 4-5 hours trek
Day 14: Trek from Dharmashala to Bhimtang via Larke Pass (16,929ft) 3,700m 12,139ft 8-10 hours trek
Day 15: Trek from Bhimtang to Tiliche 2300m 7,545 ft 7-8 hours trek
Day 16: Trek from Tiliche to Tal 1430m 4,951 ft 5-6 hours trek
Day 17: Drive From Tal to Kathmandu via Beshishar (Jeep, Bus, or Car) 1,300m 4,265 ft 7-9 hours drive

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking 22 Days Itinerary

Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking Itinerary

Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking Itinerary
Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola Via Arughat 710m 2,328 ft 7-8 hours drive
Day 02: Trek from Soti Khola to Maccha Khola 930m 3,051 ft 8-9 hours trek
Day 03: Trek from Maccha Khola to Jagat 1,410m 4,625 ft 6-7 hours trek
Day 04: Trek from Jagat to Lokpa 2,250m 7,382 ft 7-8 hours trek
Day 05: Trek from Lokpa to Chumling 2,600m 8,530 ft 6-7 hours trek
Day 06: Trek from Chumling to Chekampar 3,030m. 1,942 ft 6-7 hours trek
Day 07: Trek from Chekampar to Mu Gomba . 3,245m 10,646 ft 8-9 hours trek
Day 08: Trek from Mu Monastery to Chekampar 3,030m 9,940 ft 8-9 hours trek
Day 09: Trek from Chekampar to Gumba Lundang . 3,200m 10,498 ft 8-9 hours trek
Day 10: Acclimatization & rest day in Gumba Lundang (side trip) 3,200m 10,498 ft 8-9 hour trek
Day 11: Trek from Gumba Lundang to Ripchet 2,670m 8,759 ft 7-8 hour trek
Day 12: Trek from Ripchet to Deng 1,804m 5,917 ft 6-7 hours trek
Day 13: Trek from Deng to Namrung 2,630m 8,626 ft 6-7 hours trek
Day 14: Trek from Namrung to Sama Gaon 3,530m 11,578 ft 5-6 hours trek
Day 15: Acclimatization & rest day in Sama Gaon (Possible side trip) 3,530m 11,578 ft 8-9 hours trek
Day 16: Trek from Sama Gaon to Samdo 3,860m 12,660 ft 4 - 5 hours trek
Day 17: Acclimatization & rest day in Samdo (Possible side trip) 3,860m 12,660 ft 8-9 hours trek
Day 18: Trek from Samdo to Dharmasala 4,460 m 14,629 ft 4-5 hours trek
Day 19: Trek from Dharmasala to Bimthang via Throng pass (5,160m) 3,700m 12,139 ft 8-10 hours trek
Day 20: Bimthang to Tilije 1,700m 5,576 ft 5-6 hours trek
Day 21: Tilije to Tal. 1,080m 3,542 ft 5-6 hours trek
Day 22: Drive Tal to Kathmandu 1,300m 4,265 ft 7-9 hours

Monday, July 3, 2017

Manaslu Trekking Faqs

Manaslu Circuit Trek Faqs

Where is Mount Manaslu?

Mount Manaslu is the world's eighth highest mountain standing 8156 m high from sea level located in the north west of capital city Kathmandu, in Gorkha District. It is just 64 km far from another popular Mountain Mt. Annapurna. It is protected situated in the Manaslu Conservation Area which has been established for the protection and conservation of Mt. Manaslu. During the trekking to Manaslu, you will be circumambulating the Manaslu massif.


Do I need permits for Manaslu Trek?

Yes, you will need a permit for Manaslu Trek. Along with Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP) Permit and Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) Permit, you will also need special Restricted Area Permit to do trekking in Manaslu. There must be at least two trekkers in a group with a guide for trekking to Manaslu.

How much does manaslu trek cost?

The price of manaslu trek is not uniformity, the cost may differ which company you choose. Expect approx $1500 for 20 days Kathmandu-Kathmandu trip including full board package.

Manaslu Trek Permit
For manalsu trekking, you need to pay Restricted area permit US$ 70 for 7 days + US$10 per day.
Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP) permit: US$20
Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) permit: US$20

Can I alone go for Manaslu Trek?

No, you can't trek manaslu independently or alone, according to the rules by the government, you need to hire a government registered guide and minimum two persons (foreigner) is required.


How difficult is the Manaslu Trek?

The trekking trail is good for trekking even after the earthquake hit the area badly. During the monsoon season (from june to August), there will be risk of landslide but after the monsoon stops, the trekking trail will be fine for trekking.


What is the best trekking route?

The famous trekking, manaslu trek starts from Arughat Gorkha and gradually takes an altitude hiking up to the technically difficult pass, Larke La Pass. The trekking route follows to Tsum valley if you like wilderness and explore the remote culture of ethnic people at Tibetan border.

What is the standard Manasu trek itinerary?

As per your time, budget and interest, manaslu trek itinerary can differ. The standard manaslu trek can be done in 18 days (best itinerary). But you can extend more 7 days to go Tsum valley. Check out our Manaslu trek itinerary.

We are family and can we trek with our kids?

yes, you can trek with your kids if your kids can walk on their own through the mountain path. The problem can only cause if there will be the mountain sickness and tiredness. Crossing the larke la pass will be difficult for children.

What is the best time of the year for Manaslu Trek?

As other trek, Autumn season from mid september to November and spring season from march to may is the best time for manaslu trekking. Check out our Manaslu Trekking season section.

Do I need travel insurance to do Manaslu Trek?

What will be lodging and fooding during our manaslu trek?

What is the packing list for Manaslu Trek?

How can I choose the best trekking company for Manaslu trek?

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Sunday, July 2, 2017

Manaslu Short Trek 10 days Itinerary

Manaslu Short Trekking

Lower Manaslu Trek/Manaslu Short Trek Itinerary
Day 01: Kathmandu to Ghairung via Manakamana. (1350m) 3 to 4 hrs drive, 5 hrs treks.
Day 02: Ghairung to Gorkha Bazaar (1135m/ 3723ft)– 5 to 6 hrs trek
Day 03: Gorkha Bazaar rest and explore the historical site.
Day 04: Gorkha Bazaar to Sirandanda (1500m 4,921ft) 6-7 hrs Local drive and 1 hour trek.
Day 05: (Sirandanda to Barpak) (1920m/ 6,299ft)  7- 8 hrs trek.
Day 06: Barpak to Laprak (2100m/ 6,889ft) – 6 hrs to 7-hour trek.
Day 07: Laprak to Nambai Kharka (2700m/8,858ft)– 5 hrs to 6-hour trek.
Day 08: Nambai Kharka to Tallo Thotneri – 7 hrs to 8-hour trek.
Day 09: Tallo Thotneri to Gyampesal (1000m/ 3280ft) – 6 hrs to 7-hour trek.
Day 10: Ghampesal to Kathmandu (Local drive 6- 7 hour).

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Manaslu Trek Difficulty and Grade

manaslu trek difficulty

Manaslu trek will be the best for those who love wilderness and want to explore the isolated mountain village. Tsum is the hidden valley populated by the ethnic people following tibetan culture and traditions.

For the manaslu circuit trek, you need to have habit of walking ups and downs and need high level of fitness. If you have interest on explore the mountains, culture, village and nature, you can trek Manaslu circuit. Manaslu trek is a wilderness trekking.

The most important thing is to make your mind prepared for hiking, the most of the route is through the mountain villages which can not be difficult. During the Autumn and Spring season, the route is good but during monsoon and winter season, there may be difficulty of landslides and snow fall

Walking time
You will be walking 6 to 8 hours a day daily during the manaslu circuit trek and the Manslu Tsum valley trek itinerary is up to 25 days.

Altitude
Manaslu circuit trek goes from 700m altitude at Arughat up to 5160m high on Larke La Pass.

Manaslu Trek Itinerary | Manaslu Trekking | Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu Trek or Manaslu Circuit Trekking itinerary depends upon the trekking route and places you want to go (would be different if Tsu...