Manaslu Expedition

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Manaslu Expedition  is the eight highest peak of the world. The expedition to this land will bring us to the altitude of 8163m above sea level. The Manaslu expedition is regarded as one of the strenuous expedition area of Nepal. Due to the steepness of the trail and the dangerous avalanches, expedition to the high lands of Manaslu Mountain is very risky. While doing this expedition, trekkers need to acquire some of the important information and technique regarding mountain climbing. Many trekkers don’t choose Manaslu Mountain to climb because of the toughness and the roughness of the way. The expedition to this mountain is risky but very interesting and enchanting due to its distinct landscapes and presence of trail. We need to stay several nights over the tented camp. We need to set up our camp at different base camp during our trek to this region. The expedition to this high land will offer the best view of mountains above 8000m which will amaze many of the fellow trekkers.

The trekking to these high lands begins from Kathmandu with a drive over to Aarughat and following the main trail to Manaslu trekking region, we will reach at the beautiful and adventurous land of Manaslu mountain. The expedition goes for many days, so we need to set up our camp at different places making several base camps.  A One Nepal Trek also served its visitors with the beautiful and adventurous trekking and expedition over to the beautiful land of Manaslu trekking region.

Details Intinerary

Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu at TIA, a representative of A One Nepal Trek will warmly welcome you to Nepal. She/he will guide you towards the hotel room of Nepal. The day can be either rest day or some sightseeing day of Kathmandu. The night will be at the hotel by discussing about the tour and enjoying the delicious dinner.

Day 02: Kathmandu to Aarughat

We will begin the trekking early in the morning. We will catch the local bus to Aarughat which will take about 8 to 9 hours of exciting journey. The trail goes through the Prithivi highway, which will serve us beautiful sceneries all around us. We will have our lunch on the way. We will follow the way towards Aarughat from Dhadingbeshi.

Day 03: Aarughat to Soti Khola

From Aarughat, we will begin our trekking to the Manaslu region. We will follow the way towards the Soti khola which goes through the cultivated farms and through the beautiful Gurung villages of the region. We will see the first glimpse of Shringi Himal from Shanti Bazaar. We will cross the suspension bridge to spend the night over there.

Day 04: Soti Khola to Machha Khola

After having the breakfast at Soti Khola, we will trek towards the Machha Khola following the way for about 6 hours. The trail follows the forest and the settlements of Liding and Lapubesi. The trail will continue following the snow melted glaciers and other rocky mountains and the night to spend at Machha Khola.

Day 05: Machha Khola to Dovan

From Machha khola, we will follow the rolling trail to cross several streams of the way. We will reach at Khola Besi after a walk for several hours. We will have our lunch there and will follow towards the suspension bridge to clear the night at Dovan at 1070m.

Day 06: Dovan to Philim

From Dovan, we will catch the steeply rocky trail which will continue towards the Yara khola. After crossing the long suspension bridges of here, we will reach at Jagat.  From Jagat, we will enter into the Manaslu conservation area. Along with the way, we will see the dramatic view of Shringi Himal to our top. The night will be spending at Philim. 

Day 07: Philim to Deng

From Philim, we will walk in front towards the Deng. We can get the mesmerizing view of mountains through our naked eyes throughout the way. We need to cross the suspension bridge over the Budhi Gandaki River to catch the forest to Deng   at 1860m.

Day 08: Deng to Namrung

After crossing the Budhi Gandaki River, our trekking for the day begins. We will climb towards the trail from Bhi and move towards the west of Budhi Gandaki. The trail passes through the forests and Mani walls. We will take the route that goes through the Prok village. We will view the beautiful picture of Shringi Himal from the view point. We need to cross Budhi Gandaki River for many times today. We should continue our trek until we reach to Namrung from Deng after a trekking of about 6 to 7 hours. The night will be at Namrung.

Day 09: Namrung to Samagaon

Early morning at Namrung, we will be busy to view the glorious view of Siring and Ganesh Himal. We will walk through the pass to reach to Lihi after crossing some beautiful forest and villages covered with the chortens and barley fields. We will enjoy the view of Manaslu Himal from Lho village. After continuing along walk for about 8 to 9 hours, we will be at Samagaon for the night. 

Day 10: Samagaon to Manaslu base camp

From Samagaon, we will move towards the elevation of 4700m above sea level. The climbing ways to the up will bring us closer to our objectives. We will stay the night at the base camp of Manaslu Mountain to acclimatize ourselves. We will enjoy the night before climbing over to the mountains.

Day 11 to Day 44: Climbing day

From the base camp, w e will make our journey in the increasing height through the snowy trail which will leads us to the summit of the mountain. We will stay at different base camp during the trek to the top which will be really interesting during the expedition. We will make a long but relaxing expedition to the mountain of Manaslu. We will be back to the base camp at the end of the day 44.

Day 45: base camp to Samagaon

After achieving our dream, we will return back through the same way as it has move up. We will return back to Samagaon with the pleasure heart. Returning journey will be easier as we can walk for a long distance. The night will be at Samagaon enjoying its surrounding.

Day 46: Samagaon to Namrung

From Samagaon, we will move back to Namrung. During our return journey, we may meet some of the fellow trekkers at the trail which will be interacting and amazing. We will make a continuous descend to the village of Namrung from Samagaon.

Day 47: Namrung to Philim village

As the way goes back to Philim village from Namrung, we all will be busy in walking and taking rest rather than to enjoy the beauty of the nature because the view of the mountain is no longer the amazing and new one. We will walk until we reach to Philim to stay the night. 

Day 48: Philim to Machhakhola

From Philim, we will make the return journey to Machhakhola. We will walk through the downhill which will be e easier in comparison with the upward sloping trails. We will walk through the down track until we reach to the region of Machhakhola at the altitude of 1330m. 

Day 49: Machhakhola to Soti khola

From Machhakhola, we will follow the river to walk towards the Soti khola. We will see the glittering view of beautiful surrounding around us which will encourages us for the more trekking to Soti khola. The Soti khola is situated at the height of 1165m above sea level.

Day 50: Soti khola to Arughat

From Soti khola, we will walk along the way to Arughat. We will walk for about 4 to 5 hours through the main trail which will drop us to Arughat. The night will be at Arughat at the altitude of 950m above sea level.

Day 51: Arughat to Kathmandu

From Arughat, we will catch the local bus back to Kathmandu. The road journey goes for about 7 to 8 hours which will enables us to stay the night relaxingly at the heart of Nepal. The night will be fantastic at Kathmandu at one of the best hotel of the locality.

Day 52: Farewell

After completing our adventurous journey over to the high lands of Manaslu region, we will enjoy the party organized by A One Nepal Trek. After attending at the party, we will move towards the airport. We need to reach at airport 3 hours before the flight. We will get on the flight to fly over to our final destination.

Cost Includes

  • All Airports pick up and drop.
  • 2/2 nights standard hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • 5days in Home stay/Camping accommodation during the trek. 2 days Staff salary for Kathmandu-Pokhara- Kathmandu.
  • All 3 meals per day during the trek [B+L+D] and a cup of tea with every meal.
  • All ground transport. Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist standard bus.
  • An experienced English-speaking trekking guide, assistant trek guide as per bigger size of group of trekkers: (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and lodging, }
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag, duffel bag, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion.
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
  • A medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
  • All government and local taxes.

Cost excludes:

  • Nepal Visa fee ( Nepal provides on arrival visa in Immigration, bring accurate USD cash and *two passport photographs,)
  • Meal city like Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Flight ticket from/to Kathmandu-Pokhara- Kathmandu.[If your group want to take flight]
  • Extra calculate for additional programs as per above itinerary.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Local donation & Tips for guides and porters.
  • Personal expenses ( Pot of tea, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)

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Trek highlights:

One of the most popular short-medium easy trek of Nepal. Rich of nature with 3 major peaks [Mt Dhaulagiri 8167m, Mt Annapurna I 8091m, Mt Manaslu 8163m] and several of beautiful peaks. Heavy colorful forest with verity of flora & fauna. Charming mingle society of people with them unique culture, religion and seasonal harvesting. Clean running humming waterfalls and streams.

Safety – Health- facility:

Our first goal is “first safety” for all of our clients and staff. We have smartly experienced friendly and knowledge able workers team. All they are well trained and must of they are license holder Guides. We arrange first aid. Also the area has heath post on every 2 days, and main hospital is not farther than maximum 5 hrs, from any part. We can use a quick drive on ruff road, carry by the people, take a horse ride, and arrange the Helicopter at our needed as per the emergency encase. The physical walk is 6 hours average per day with mini bag with your valued things average 2-5 kg. but 2 days is shorter.

Your Personal Travel Insurance:

We highly advised you to make your travel insurance during Nepal trip from your own country. It is a condition upon joining any of our trips that all clients be insured for comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs).we don’t arrange or sell insurance.

Tea house Local lodge during the Trek:

All accommodations for Ghorepani-Poon hill Trek are on twin sharing basis included in the trip cost and are chosen based on standard of hygiene, standard and clean of tourist standard available. There are mostly shame styles of accommodations during our trekking. And very some of place has limits of Attach bath room as your own payment. All the lodging and meal cost has controlled by management community at in area.

Meals and Water:

During our Trek, we can enjoy typical Nepali food, different ethnic cuisines as well as all types of international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, and Indian.) are from the menu as per local supplement. Lodge has well trained cook basically attention for clean, hygienic, fresh and nice testy foods. We can even enjoy hot chocolates, variety of breads, variety of drinks, and snacks. You could have able to buy Bottled water from every settlement. Even we would like to support you to pay for local purifying water cheaper with that’s help to controlled plastic pollution. Also the boiled water, or running fresh water with your peals or filtering is much recommended.

What to bring with you:

Raincoat, bag cover, round sun hat. Half paint for rain, waterproof waking boot, Suntan lotion, sunglass, light waterproof gore tax set, a pair of sleepers, some t-shirt, If you have your private light sleeping bag/If Not we will provide, walking stick, your regular drug and necessary you things.

Environmental sensitive:

The Annapurna region is stunningly beautiful, but equally fragile. Future generations have just as much of a right to appreciate it as we do. Hence, the tourism industry has an obligation to protect and preserve it. We are consideration a ‘zero impact’ policy on the natural environment and the traditional communities that live at the traveled places. We enforce a number of do’s and don’ts. We also work alongside “KEEP” in order to maintain our environmental concerns.

Best Season: We are Sure Ghorepani-Poon hill trek for all Season. Even Sep to Dec and Feb to Apr is best.

Hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara:

Let us advice as per your choice. 5 stars hotels are in Kathmandu: Hyatt regency, Yak &Yeti, De’l Annapurna, The Everest Hotel, The Malla hotel, and others 4,3, 2,1 stars hotels: 5 stars hotel in Pokhara: Phulbari resort. And others standard hotels: Fishtail lodge, Meera Hotel.

Booking Policy:

Confirm your trip at least two months before, with 25% of payment and a copy of your passport. One group leader or agent will be free of service charge above 12 of paying person in a group.[tax, flight and monuments fee is not free.

Fixed Departure

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Manual Notes:

The cost will be valued by: Your standard of hotels, service, group size and other extra activities. Please kindly let us know.

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