Classic Manaslu trek is also known as a short Manaslu trek and there are few other alternative routes takes you to the circuit can be much longer and other side of the region too so that safe holiday adventure design mini Manaslu trek which is very short and can save your time and budget.
The Classic Manaslu trek starts from Gorkha , Aarughat and trek continue to lead to the top of Larkela which is one of the best highlights of Manaslu trek than Bhimthan to arrive in Annapurna conservation which is one of the popular trekking route in Nepal. After Chame village you are in Manag district already where you can get public transport to Kathmandu.
Being a enrich in panorama of snow cap Mountains, views of massif green hill and valley, Vegetation, all those things gives us chance to experience their Culture, Nature, Tibetan life styles, Flora and Fauna of the Himalaya.
Why We love this Trek:
Information about this Trip:
The Classic Manaslu trekking is newly open restricted area trek which is also known as a alternative trekking route of Annapurna Circuit. There are so many ultimate panorama view and adventure paradise for tourist attractions in Nepal however Classic Manaslu trek will let you experience the Himalayan Art, high mountain view culture traditions,flora fauna and the localities. There are not many visitors in this conservation area which is good for those hikers who don’t like many people and crowed environment like as Everest and Annapurna trek.
Classic Manaslu Trek starts from Kathmandu than drive to Aarughat bazaar which is gate way of Manaslu trekking. When you starts your trekking from Aarughat bazaar you get to see many interesting localities, combination Cultural community, cool and easy crossing bridges, waterfalls, unbelievable landscape and field including stunning great mountains. Classic Manaslu trek provides you many different bio diversity, tradition of local inhabitants and many other natural base touring attractions. This trek can be 17 to 20 days as per your interest and sight walking trip while you are there. If you are able to manage your Time in winter (Sep to Dec) and spring Feb to May)that will be awesome trip you will achieve.
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu Airport.
Our team members will pick ups you by private transportation as per the size of your group we will provides the size of vehicles. when you land in Kathmandu airport there will be some one belongs safe holiday adventure who will pick up you and drop to you hotel than trek preparation and payment if rest to pay.
Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat bazaar. 7 Hrs
After breakfast at your hotel we have to go to new bus park which is about 15 minute drive from thamel, must of the buses leaves early morning because it is quite long off road drive for 3 hours after Dahding Beshi and as it is public bus they need to stop many times to drop and pickups for local passengers. After long drive by local bus you will reach at arughat bazaar which is near the Budi Gandaki river at the bottom of the massif mountains both side. Over night at Arughat bazaar.
Day 03: Trek to Soti Khola (550m.) Approximate 6 hrs.
When you ready after your breakfast we starts our trek to Soti khola . it must be your exciting day to explore the village life, nature and the local peoples. This day you go to walk on a flat road and also You going to pass many traditional houses, sub tropical forest , greens and vegetation scenery , terrace filed of rice and corn, it is 5 to 6 hours walking than you reach at Soti khola located at the bank of Budi Gandaki river where you will sleep your night.
Day 03: Trek to Machha Khola (885m.) About 6 hrs.
It is your lovely walking day has many zigzag walking route at most of the places and similar scenario like other day that you are passing forest, terrace field, local people, valley view and their traditional houses. There is also some Tibetan residenc, Mongolian inhabitant along the trekking route . after going through those local village you will have to walk again a zigzag way before you reach Machha khola , maily suspension bridges and cliff of mountain are the major attraction of this day . Over night in a lodge.
Day 04: Machha Khola to Jagat (1350m.) About 6 hrs.
This day at the beginning you are going to follow the small trekking path takes you to Thado khola (stream) than continue to Khorlabeshi. After passing those village there will be some uphills and down hills both for some time than you will reach at Tatopani, where you can have natural bath at the pool to recover your tiring legs and body for a while than trek to the ridge of the hill and cross suspension bridge over Budi Gandaki again. When you pass those bridges there is some dangers part such land slide, small and isolated area so you should walk in a group and guide. After crossing few times those bridges and ridge you will arrive at Jagat where you going sleep a night.
Day 05: Jagat to Deng (1860m.) Approximate 7 hrs.
Your first passing village will be Salleri and Sirdibas when you start your walk than trails leads you to Ghatte khola(stream) than you will have to cross long suspension bridge to rich big Gurung community In Phillim. Instead of Deng some travelers used to stay at phillim too. Mainly this day you are walking in to the valley,bamboo trees rocky trails and some suspension bridges takes you to Deng village. You sleep a night there in a Local base lodge.
Day 06: Trek to Namrung (2625m).6 hrs walk
Your short walking at begging is a easy starts than the walking patt goes over the bridge again to the other side of the river than after trails climbs up to Rana, after short time walk from Rana you will be at the west wide valley of Gandaki river. We walk most of the time through forest and colorful panted Mani walls of buddies’ religion and some monastery too than we will reach at Ghap, it is a wonderful spot to explore the high mountains such as Ganesh Himal, Siring Himal and Heuchuli. The trails still go through the valley and last uphill take you to Namrung village where you will spend your night.
Day 08: Namrung to Lho-gaon (3100m.) 4 Hrs walk
It is quite windy day moves towards the high Himalaya region. At first you going to walk steeply for some time than you will reach at Lihi, which is popular among the localities for chortens and many kind of crops. A peaceful area and the magnificent green views make you feel more strong to walk as you inspire like that you will reach at Simnag which is best small area after some walk you will be at Lho Gaon. Ovber night sleep at local lodge.
Day 09: Lhogaon to Samagaon (3400m.) takes 4 hrs
Your first few minute walking takes you to syala village than walk to Sama villaghe,which is lovely spot for picture and views. A natural beauty, Mt Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and other many peaks you can see over the massif Glacier . This night you sleep at Samagaon.
Day 10: Acclimatization day at Samagaon.
It is your rest day but if you are fit enough you can go to Birendra tal(pool), which is picturesque and magnificent views of high mountains. We only suggest going there for strong and train trekkers as it can be long walking day. If you are just happy to go around try to go to Nun Gompa which is near your hotel where you can experience buddies traditions and life styles of Himalayan minks than this sight trio you can go back to the hotel. Sp[ent the night there again.
Day 11: Samagaon to Samdo (3690 m) 4 to5 hrs
It is another adventure day but the view and scenario is insane . you are still following the beautiful Gandaki valley and cross the bridge to the other side , pas some juniper and small forest as it is calm and peaceful. Your exciting mind and strong legs continue towards Samdo passing some small tea house and slop down hills finally you are there at Samdo, you going to sleep at tea house.
Day 12: Samdo to Dharmasala (4480m). 5 hrs
You going to starts this walking day after crossing a wooden made bridges over Gandaki river than takes you to the ridge where you need to walk upwards than explore the beauty of mountain Glacier. Dharmasala is not long walking trail but cause of altitude it si better to take your enough rest while you are walking and drink lots of warm water. After many zigzag way passing through for 5 hours you will reach at Dharmasla where you going to sleep in a lodge or tent, depends on the availability of the room because there are only few small lodges and in high season we might get tent belongs hotel.
Day 13: Cross Larkya La (Pass) (5135m) than trek to Bimthang (359om.) 7hrs
You have to begin your walk in the morning as early as possible because you have to walk quite long today. You are walking up to Larya pass steeply up hill on a rocky trail and strong wind. When you step at the top larya pass you will have a magnificent snow cap Mountain View such as Ma. Manaslu, Ratna Chuli, Larya peak, chei Himal, many small peaks 5000 m high. After crossing larya pass recently the traisl leads you steeply down on a rocky path and you will also encounter many icy lakes which is just stunning over the high mountain. Walking pass through some small icy lake you are reaching there at Bhimtang which buddies rea that you can see many Mani walls, Buddiest art and you will experience the culture of those locals. Over night at Bimthang.
Day 14: Bimthang to Dharapani (1860m.) 6 tO 7 Hrs
Exploring such a stunning mountain view In Bhimtang village your trails takes you down wards to the Bridge over Dudh khola.. there is Rhododendron forest, small valley walking and field to walk after that bridges than trails upwards to the Gho. There are still many beautiful views and valley passing through Tilije and some other small village where you can experience the localities and their farming work. Descending walk and crossing some bridges you will reach at Dharapani, which is such a cozy small village and it is also the part of Annapurna conservation area, where you sleep one night.
Day 15: Dharapani to Kathmandu via Besishahar. 8 hrs
It is your last day of your mini Manaslu trek in Nepal as you have seen many magnificent views, flora , fauna and the cultural experience might be your great part of your trip. So from Dharapani you going to get bus or private jeep is available too if you consider for price than drive to Kathmandu via Besishahar. Overnight in Kathmandu Hotel.
Day 16: Depart way home
As per you gave us the time and date you going to fly we will provides you a comfortable car/jeep to the airport to drop you .
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Can I get Nepal visa when I reach in Kathmandu airport?
There are two option to go to Nepal either by plane landing in Tribhuvan international airport or go through Sunauli boarder between Nepal and India. When you reach in Kathmandu airport you can get you visa within a few minute which is easy just fill up the form, get two p.p size photo s,passport that’s all you need than after you have to pay the visa charge which is as bellows:
1. 90 Days visa cost = 100 USD
2. 15 Days visa cost= 25 USD
3. 30 Days visa cost= 30 USD
If you go to Nepal from India boarder Sunauli you just need your passport, photo and money which I mentioned above than you will get visa. It is quite long drive but to explore better south to north of Nepal you can go to Nepal from boarder side.
Is Nepal safe to visit?
Yes Nepal is a safe country even after earthquake we had already thousands of visitors each month. About 10 years ago we had really big civil war between revel party Maoist and government but now both did peace agreement and handling government together. So where ever you travel in Nepal is safe especially if you travel or trek with a authorized guide you can easily experience the culture, tradition, localities and many other fact about Nepal. So if you are thinking to go to Nepal but getting confused plz doesn’t hesitate it is safe to go to Nepal.
Which area of Kathmandu is best to stay?
There are many areas in Kathmandu where you can stay and spent your time but if you stay around Thamel area or in side Thamel you will enjoy better because there are many best restaurant, Lodges, Club, bar, local restaurant, money exchange, bank so no so you can get all kind of facilities if you stay in Thamel area or nearby.
There are few categories hotels you will get Which is hostel about 12 USD, General hotel with hot water 15 USD, 2* Hotel about 20 USD, 3 * Hotel 30 USD.
How to find best trekking agency in Nepal?
There are so many agency in Nepal up on your budget you can find Cheap, Moderate, or Luxury all kind of trip services. I would suggest you to see company profile, their Reviews, and response of the agency if possible talk on phone and decide before you sent advance.
If you go on Google also you can find some highlighted agency too but don’t belief the agency have many reviews you should face the manager or director than you can see his potential and services.
What kind of trekking equipments do I need to bring for trekking?
There are many categories of trekking in Nepal and has also differences of temperatures where do you want to go in this way your trekking equipments will determine but as usaual this are the list of trekking equipments just click the link here.
What is the best time to go to Nepal for trekking?
Generally you can trek in Nepal all year too, but you should go to the right place mostly lower loop area trek if you are visiting Nepal in Monsoon or winter. The best time to visit Nepal is September to Dec ember and February to May. These months does not get any obstacles such as too cold, landslides, heavy rain fall etc.
What is tea house trekking? Is it safe?
Tea house trekking is common activities for trekking in Nepal now as it is easy to mange and safe compare to camping trek. Tea house trek means you will sleep in the small house, and lodges each night of your trekking. You get to experience the culture, localities, traditions and many other interesting things if you stay at tea house.
Tea house trek generally they need to get authority from Nepal government to run the tea house so we will be safe if we are staying at tea house because just in case if they behave negatively we can complain him/her straight to the government related office. But camping trek does not have this option it is all at your own risk.
What kind of food can I get in Nepal?
Nepal is a small country but has mix inhabitant people it means there are so many different foods. Generally we serve all kind of food I city such as Indian, Nepali, continental, Italia, western and Tibetan. So when you are in city you can have all those items and taste of the food but during the trekking you should not expect all kind of food but still tea house from the trek will serve you spaghetti, pizza, Nepali food (Thali), Momo, fried noodles, rice, chicken, buffalo item food, eat which is enough to try al different taste in different day.
Do you also reserve hotel and plane tickets?
Yes we used to do this since many years and we will provide you a quick service and reasonable price. Beside this we also organize, rafting, City tour, home stay, volunteering plus trek, jungle safari and many more.
How much does it cost for hiring guide and porter in Nepal?
Hiring a guide and porter is easy not so expensive as every visitor can offer for their safety and also to help your trip. Professional trekking guide cost 40 USD a day who will give you totally excellent service and information the 2nd level guide cost 30 USD a day he is good enough and speak good English though and porter cost 25 USD a day including his insurance which is important while you are in Himalaya.
List of trekking equipment:
B. Sun protection
Jacket, pair of vest, pair of Pants, Gloves, warm Hat or Cap (see Clothing, below)
E. First-aid box
G. Important Trekking gears