Nepal Highpoint Trekking & Expedition

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Manaslu Round Trek

Trip Overview

Trekking Highlights:

Manaslu Round Trek is adventurous experience and it is geographically spectacular and culturally fascinating circumnavigating Peak 29 (7,871m) Himal-Chuli (7,893m) and Boudha (6,672m). The trek of this region contains strong Tibetan influence. This epic trip circumnavigates the entire massif with an insight into the cultures of ethnic Nepalese tribes and peoples of both Hinduism, Buddhism religion, but mountaineering expeditions have had long access to the area.

The very short overview of this trip is, we cross the Larkya- La (5,160m) high and descend to the Marshyangdi River after trek down to Besisahar from where we will drive back to Kathmandu.

Trek in Manaslu is quite challenging trekking, Manaslu at 8163 metres (26783 feet) is the eighth tallest mountain in the World. This is located in close to the border with Tibet, that is some 100 km (62 miles) northwest of Kathmandu, the valleys to the north and east of Manaslu were a restricted area until the early nineties century. Till now, it is a restricted area and there are certain formalities required by the government of Nepal in obtaining a special permit.

The quiet trails and simple villages, together with the stunning scenery around Manaslu make this one of the classic yet unspool trekking advenutres in the Himalaya. Travelling via Gorkha on the south of Manaslu. Manaslu Circuit Trek will start from the Arughat, Dhading, the lush green lower land and then passing through many villages inhabitant by various ethnic groups along the Buri Gandaki River. The trail goes behind the Mt.Mansalu and Himculi to cross Larkya La pass (5,213 m) and Rupina La (14,450'). Here, the valley starts to open out, and there are remarkable panoramas of the peaks on the Nepal-Tibet border, as well as those of the Manaslu group. The principal peaks that we will see on this first part of our trek are Himal Chuli, Manaslu, Cheo Himal and Himlung Himal. Beyond the Larkya La, we drop down into the heavily forested valley of the Marsyangdi River, where we are now trekking beneath the giants of the Annapurna range, following the river down to a meeting with the road head.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel

Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing, world heritage site

Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola [710m] 8 - 9 hours

Day 4: Trek from Soti Khola to Maccha Khola [900m]: 6 - 7 hours

Day 5:  Trek from Maccha Khola to Jagat [1410m]: 6 - 7 hours

Day 6:  Trek from Jagat to Deng [1,804m]: 6 - 7 hours

Day 7: Trek from Deng to Namrung [2630m]: 6 - 7 hours

Day 8:  Trek from Namrung to Samagaon [3530m]: 6-7 hours

Day 09:  Trek from Samagaon to Samdo [3860m]: 4 - 5 hours

Day 10: trek from Samdo to Dharamsala[4460m]: 4 - 5 hours

Day 11:  Trek from Dharamsala to Bimthang 8 - 9 hours

Day 12: Trek from Bimthang to Tilije [2300m]: 5 - 6 hours

Day 13:  Trek from Tilije to Tal [1700m]: 5 - 6 hours

Day 14: Trek from Tal to Syange [1080m]: 6 - 7 hours

Day 15: Drive from Syange to Kathmandu: 8-9 hours

Day 16: Final departure to your homebound 

Note* in order to take special permit two guests are required.

Itenerary

You are welcomed by hospitable meeting and then you will be transferred to hotel. Our airport representative will explain briefly the program upon arrival. Overnight at Hotel with bed and breakfast.
Sightseeing around Kathmandu, as the valley is steeped with many world heritage sites and important monuments and religious-historical sites. You will visit Pashupatinath (Hindu Temple), Baudanath stupa, Swyambhunath stupa (Mokey temple), Patan durbar square.
Along the Budhi Gandaki River toward its point of origin. We pass the village of Morder and Simre to reach Arkhat River. After Arkhat we ascend slowly toward Kyoropani. Camp today nears the confluence of Seti River - an ideal place to take a fresh water bath. Overnight at Soti khola.
The trail descends slowly until you climb again to mountain ridge to Almara. Pass the forest trail to arrive at Riden Gaon. The valley here cuts into another side of the river to enter Budhi Gandaki. At Lambesi, the trail follows down to the sandy river bed of Budhi Gandaki and reaches to Machha khola for overnight stay.
After crossing Machha River and Khola best, there is a hot spring called "Tatopani". The trail follows forested area after this toward Donovan. Below Donovan, there is a huge rapid at Budhi Gandaki. As the elevation increases, the rapids and the scenery undergoes a complete transformation.
After ascending to a terraced hill of Saguleri and view of Sringi Himal (7177 meters) we continue toward Sirish Gaon, Gandaki valley narrows from herewith soaring precipitous walls. Stay overight at Deng
Today our walk leads crossing through the Budhi Gandaki and climb to Rana at 1910m. Further we walk through Prok village with the view of a beautiful sight of Siringi Himal. The trail follows the river upstream through a forest. then continue pleasant walk after a last steep climb we reach Namrung for overnight stay.
With amazing views of Siring and Ganesh Himal, Mt. Himal Chuli from Namrung village, start climbing steadily and pass through forests and reach Lihi, after that our trail drops and crosses the side valley of Simnang Himal with Ganesh Himal. Further we pass through Sho, Lho and Shyala villages then we reach to Sama Village. We stay overnight at Samagaon.
Today, we we passes through Budhi Gandaki River, and the trail to the left leads to the Manaslu Base camp. Further the Larkya la Trail passes several mani walls and passing the juniper and birch forests of Kermo Kharka. From a stone arch we can view a large white kani then further we reach Samdo. Overnight stay in Samdo.
Today we start walking through crossing the wooden bridge over Budi Gandaki and begin walking upward. After crossing the Larkya Glacier we go around the valley of the Salka Khola and climb up again to the Dharmashala and we stay overnight in Dharmashala.
Today we start walk with climbing, after short clulb we reach a valley from where we can enjoy great views of Cho Danda and Larkya Peak further we reach to pass. From the pass, there are outstanding views of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kangguru and the huge Annapurna II. Further we walk and reach to Bimthang for overnight.
Today we descend further and cross a Sangure Kharka followed by a bridge over Dudh Khola. We walk through rhododendron forest and reach reach the highest cultivated land of the valley at Karche [2785m]. Further we walk to reach Tilije for overnight.
Today we climb over a small ridge and passes through beautiful village and further cross Dudh Khola bridge and climb up through a chorten-shaped arch, pass a mani wall and reach the Thonje village. Today we are entering Annapurna circuit section, after police checking. Further down, we come across Karte village and further we cross Marshyangdi Khola bridge. Further we walk to the Tal for overnight stay.
Today is last day of walking. we start following the trail to Chyamje village crossing the Marshyangdi Khola once again. The Marsyandi valley opens with its terrace fields and villages clung very high to the hillsides. The trail then descends to Syange for overnight stay.
With the both view of hill and mountain we drive back to kathmandu. The drive is often along the banks of the Marsyangdi and Trishuli rivers. After reaching to the kthmandu we freshup and gather to celebrate the successful completion of trek, we will have a farewell dinner in the evening ad stay overnight at kathmandu.
Last day in Nepal the country of Himalayan wonders and impressive cultures, as your international flight time transfer to the international airport in Kathmandu for home-ward bound or to respective destinations, after a memorable experience on Trekking with great services of Highpoint Trekking.

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What is Included?

    • Kathmandu airport pickup and drop
    • 3 nights hotel accomodation in tourist standard hotel in kathmandu with breakfast.
    • Kathmandu sightseeing with well trained city tour guide (Pashupatinath, Syambhunath, Baudanath, Patan city)
    • kathmandu to Sotikhola public bus transportation.
    • Syange to kathmandu public bus transpotation
    • A well trained and experienced, English speaking, trekking guide (his food, accomodation, insurance, salary).
    • Two guest = 1 porter (his food, accomodation, insurance, salary) included
    • Government permit (Trekkers information management system (TIMS) permit.
    • Manaslu restricted area special permit.
    • All meals during trekking (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
    • Accomodation during trekking (tea house/lodges/hotel).
    • Trekking equipments (sleeping bag and down jacket).
    • Trek completion certificate as award 
    • Farewell dinner
    • First Aid Kit.
    • All Government and local taxes.

What is Excluded?

    • Your personal nature expenses and travel insurance.
    • Food during your stay in Kathmandu and Pohara 
    • Drinks (tea, coffee, coke, beer), beverage, hot shower and heater charge during trekking.
    • Entry permit for temple and stupa during Kathmandu sightseeing

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    5. White water rafting

Equipment Checklist

Equiment Checklist
Here’s a complete rundown of what to bring if you’re planning a trek to Everest Base Camp or any other tea-house trek in Nepal.  Proper preparation and equipment for the conditions will go a long way to ensuring you have a great trekking experience.  What follows is a pretty comprehensive list and will make sure you are covered in the coldest months of the year. If you have questions on what you might need just ask us and keep in mind that Kathmandu is a great place to buy trekking gear at affordable prices.

IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS AND ITEMS

  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
  • Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.

ON THE TRAIL DAYPACK

  • Extra layers, gloves, wind breaker and poncho
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip Balm with Sunscreen
  • Broad brimmed hat or bandana (for sun protection)
  • Iodine Water Tablets (personal preference)
  • Water Bottles or Camel Back
  • Sunglasses
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Favorite Snacks
  • Waterproof bags to protect electronics or paperwork
  • Camera with extra batteries and memory cards
  • Umbrella (works great in a light rain or to protect from the sun)
  • Duct tape or moleskin for blisters
  • Toilet Paper
  • Trekking Poles (optional)
  • Thermos (optional for hot beverages)

CLOTHING: BASE, MIDDLE AND OUTER LAYERS

  • Moisture wicking long sleeve tee-shirts (2)
  • Moisture wicking tee-shirts (1)
  • Long underwear pants (2)
  • Underwear (5 to 7)
  • Heavy Fleece or Down Jacket
  • Long sleeve shirts (2)
  • Sweatshirt (optional)
  • Fleece Pants
  • Trekking Pants (2)
  • Shorts (optional)
  • Gortex or Waterproof Jacket with hood
  • Rain Poncho that covers your day pack
  • Waterproof Pants
  • Wide brimmed hat
  • Wool hat (Should cover ears) or Balaclava
  • Lightwight Gloves
  • Insulated Wool or Down Mittens
  • Gaiters (optional)

FOOTWEAR: SHOES AND SOCKS

  • Hiking boots with ankle support
  • Camp shoes or Tennis Shoes
  • Plastic bag to carry spare shoes
  • Hiking socks (10)
  • Sock Liners (optional)

SLEEPING BAG

  • Sleeping bag rated to -15° C/ 0° f
  • Sleeping bag liner (optional)
  • Sleeping bag stuff sack

DUFFEL BAGS AND DAY PACKS

  • Duffel Bag for Carrying Your Gear (we provide this for the trek)
  • Day Pack for Carrying what you need on the trail
  • Small Lock(s) for duffel bag and day pack
  • Waterproof cover for daypack
  • Drybags in several sizes
  • Stuff sacks for dirty clothes/shoes

FIRST AID KIT AND TOILETRIES

  • Our team brings along a basic first aid kit but we recommend you also carry the following;
  • Advil or Ibuprofen
  • Diamox (for altitude sickness)
  • Personal Prescriptions
  • Medical Tape (for preventing treating blisters)
  • Antibiotics (Cipro for travelers’ diarrhea)
  • Diaper Rash Cream (Can treat rashes or chaffing)
  • Basic toiletries (Soap, Deodorant…)
  • Wet wipes
  • Panty Liners and Tampons
  • Face lotion
  • Hair brush
  • Hair ties
  • Hand warmers
  • Ear plugs for sleeping

OTHER ITEMS

  • Portable Solar Charger
  • Journal, pen and paper
  • Reading book
  • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
  • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
  • Lightweight pillow case (in case your teahouses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow

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