Around Manaslu Trek-19 Days
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This trek offers magnificent views of Manaslu (8163m) which is the eight tallest mountain in the world coupled with a chance to witness the rich local heritage and biological diversity of the region. With its remoteness and secluded solidarity it is believed to be in stark contrast to trekking in the Annapurna region making 'Around Manaslu Trek' a first choice for those who prefer to become one with nature.
Make a rendezvous journey with Around Manaslu Circuit Trek and discover the secret Tibetan Buddhist land lying at the edge of one of the most secluded Himalayan valleys around the Manaslu. Manaslu at 8163 metres (26783 feet) is the eighth tallest mountain in the World. Situated close to Nepal's border with Tibet, about 100 km northwest of Kathmandu. Owing to the region's proximity with Tibet, the northern part of Manaslu used to be a restricted area which was opened for trekking only in 1992, and it is still less exposed in comparison to other touristy areas. Hence, The Manaslu area is relatively virgin with less beaten paths in comparison to the more popular regions of the Annapurna and the Everest. Very few adventure travelers have made it to this high and mysterious valley, which used to be an important trade link with Tibet. While entering the Manaslu region, we have a feeling of entering the secret Buddhist world of monasteries, mani walls and prayer flags. The trek also offers a variation of landscape like starting form lowland to touching almost to Tibet border. With the geographical variation, the ethnic composition of the people living in the area also varies. Visitors will find more Bramhins and Magars in the lower parts, and Gurungs and Tibetan origin people in the highlands.
Himalayan Glacier's itinerary for Around Manaslu Circuit Trek has been designed in consultation with professional mountaineers and guides ensuring adequate time for proper acclimatization. Much of the trek involves walking on mountain trails, and is within the capabilities of people with good cardiovascular fitness. Still, it is important to note that trekking at altitudes above 3000m/10,000ft is more demanding on the body than walking at low elevations. The first half of the trek ascends the Budhi Gandaki Valley on good paths through a mix of dense forest, terraced fields and hill villages. As we get nearer to the Larkya La (5160m), the highest point on the trek, we encounter rough glacial moraine, and a final short steeper section to the summit. Once in the Marsyangdi Valley, we descend the main Annapurna Circuit trail. While on the trek, we also pass through the alpine forests, glacial rivers, and enjoy the warm hospitality of ethnic people.
Day to Day Itinerary
International Arrival in Kathmandu [1,300m/4,264 ft] - Transfer to Hotel
Upon our arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, we will be warmly greeted by a representative from Himalayan Glacier. After completion of our custom formalities (Visa, etc), we pick up ...read more »»
- All airport/hotel transfers
- Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
- Accommodation in 4-star hotel (Hotel Shanker or similar category hotel) in Kathmandu and guesthouse accommodation during trek mountain
- Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during trek
- All ground transportation as per the itinerary by private vehicles
- All necessary staffs with experienced leader (guide), assistant guide( 4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
- All necessary paper works; trekking permits (ACAP, special permit for Manaslu)
- Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, Himalayan Glacier duffel bag, Himalayan Glacier t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
- Travel and rescue arrangements
- Welcome and farewell dinner
- Exclusive Medical Kit Bag
- All government and local taxes
What's Not Included
- Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
- Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu(and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, heater, etc.)
- Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
- Tips for guides and porters
The Trekking Group
For this trek, there will be one leader, assistant leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters for luggage carrying (2 trekkers: 1 porter). Other helpers will be served as per necessity depending upon the group size. This arrangement ensures that anybody in the group is sick, the trip can still go ahead as planned. We can run this trip for at least a group of two to maximum of twelve people only, as Himalayan Glacier has found this to be the optimum size for a successful trip. However, if we would like to make a group booking for more than twelve visitors together, Himalayan Glacier can arrange this too.
Health & Experience Required
Manaslu Trek usually requires normally 5-6 hours of walking everyday and some days even 8-10 hours- such as in high pass crossing days. Himalayan Glacier suggests us to get prepared ...read more »»
Accommodations are included in the trip cost and Himalayan Glacier has chosen the best deluxe accommodation for 3 nights in Kathmandu at a 4-star Hotel. During trekking, we spend nights in local guesthouses. It is better to note that Manaslu is a newly developed trekking destination in Nepal. So it does not have good tourist infrastructure and hence the facilities of guesthouses will be basic. All hotels and guesthouses accommodation is on twin sharing basis. If we prefer a single room, we may indicate our preference and get single room on request by paying single supplement USD 350.
All Meals on full board basis will be served during Around Manaslu Circuit Trekking. Three meals a in day will be served from the tea house or lodge ...read more »»
Around Manaslu Trek itinerary is planned with high degree of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Going up at higher altitude too fast causes a medical condition serious enough to ...read more »»
Leader(s) & Staff Arrangements
Himalayan Glacier only employs trained Nepalese leaders and local staffs. By employing and training local people, they put something back into their communities. Himalayan Glacier currently trains all its Guides in the following courses and Visitors' Trek leader will be ...read more »»
Equipments & Packing List
While packing for “Around Manaslu Trek”
certain gears are essential to be considered.
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The best months for Around Manaslu Circuit Trek are mid March to June in spring and September to mid December during the Autumn season. Himalayan Glacier does not suggest for Manaslu Trek during Monsoon and summer time.
Trip Start Dates & Price
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