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    Explorer Manasolu Trek

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    Discover Manasolu Region

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Manasolu Trek

Trip Overview

Standing proudly as the eighth highest mountain in the world, Manaslu (8163m) is one of the finest destinations of Nepal which lies in the north of Gorkha. The eyegasmic view of pristine mountains, cultural heritages and the biological diversity has been a lure for adventure travelers. The trekking in this region got hyped after it was officially permitted by the government in 1991. Budhi Gandaki is the initiation point that follows narrow gorge between Ganesh and Manaslu ranges. 

Throughout the journey one can experience different villages, people's lifestyle and much more. Samdo village is one which merely catches one's attention. People staying in this region mostly follow Buddhism and has very good hospitality to offer. The religious place includes ShringGompa in Bihi and Rachen Gompas in Chhekampar. Kaligandaki valley with fossils, the gorge which is 3 miles long and 1.5 miles wide amuses whoever passes by.

Flora and fauna is equally the protagonist feature of any destination. With no exception, this region has to offer snow leopard, grey wolf, musk deer, blue sheep and the himalayan thar. There are almost 9000 inhabitants surviving in Manaslu Conservation Area along with more than 1500 species of plants, 33 mammals, 110 birds and 3 reptiles. 

The trekking in this region varies according to its duration and place. The popular trek that boasts the features of this region are Tsum valley trekking, Tum valley trekking, Manaslu and Ganesh Himal trekking, Manaslu circuit trekking etc. 

Tsum valley trekking: The scenic valley is popular for its cultural and religious resources. Gompas, chhortens and mani walls are the religious attraction for the visitors. This place offers the rich blend of jaw dropping scenario, and very attractive himalayas cautiously placed by mother nature all throughout the Tsum valley and entire Manaslu region.

 

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Short Itinerary For Trek

Day 01: - Arrival at Kathmandu Airport
Day 02: - A full day tour of world haritage side in Kathmandu,  
Day 03: - Kathmandu to Dhading Drive to Arughat (570m) 
Day 04: - Arughat to Soti Khola (710m)
Day 05: - Soti Khola to LabuBesi (880m)
Day 06: - LabuBesi to Doban (1000m)B
Day 07: - Doban to Jagat (1410m)
Day 08: - Jagat to Ngyak Bensi (2300m)
Day 09 -  Ngyak Beshi to Ghap
Day 10: - Ghap to Namrung (2660m)
Day 11: - Namrung to Samagaon (3530m)
Day 12: - Rest Day in Samagaon
Day 13: - Samagano to Samdo (3860m)
Day 14: - Samdo to Dharmashala/Larkya Rest house (4480m)
Day 15: - Dharmashala to Bimtang (3720m)
Day 16: - Bimtang to Tilje (2300m)
Day 17: - Tilje to Tal (1700m)
Day 18: - Tal drive back to Kathmandu:
Day 19: - Farewell Departure
 
Trip Infromation

Trip Infromation

Accommodations
In Kathmandu, we will have a 3-star hotel room which will be shared in a twin-share basis and will have a supplement of breakfast alongside. The rooms will have attached bathrooms and will have all the facilities that will at least help you have a semi-urban experience judging from where you come. But, during the trek, we will have to forfeit the luxury of a 3-star hotel in the pursuit of what nature has in store for us and travel through the wildlands in local teahouses, which will be very comforting as well but just not luxurious enough in terms of the facilities provided.
Meals
We can have a myriad a local and international cuisines to choose from during the trek though the list of meals will not be as elaborate as you might think, but still we do have options and they surely do taste awesome. We are very careful for providing you with food that is both hygienic and heavy for sustaining your energy throughout the trek. All kinds of meal fall under the package costs during the trek except for when you stay in Kathmandu where we will only be able to offer the breakfast. And, we will also end our lovely soulful trekking experience with a lovely farewell dinner at the end of our trek in Kathmandu.
Physical Condition Requirements
Though it might seem very daunting in the face of it, but we are pretty sure an average human being with average walking capability will be able to complete the trek with no trouble. Our guides are very supportive in terms of your walking abilities during the trek and if needed, s/he will change the entire trek stuructre for you as well. (But, that will come alongside its own repercussions, like longer trekking days). Walking in higher altitude will surely be more tiresome than in lower altitude but the transition between the two will be as smooth as possible. We do recommend to consult with your personal doctor before making the trip though just to make sure.   consult your doctor(s) before the trip.
Trip Start Dates and Cost
We have a perfectly customisable trip flexibilty depending upon your preferred dates and times. We are extremely you-specific in providing our services because we think that is what ultimately matters at the end of the day, how much you enjoy the trip.
Additional Information
We will be more than happy to discuss whatever aspects you find confusing in mail or directly in phone if you prefer.
Visa Information 
Tribhuvan International Airport is the only international airport of Nepal. Immigration Office, TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport) under Department of Immigration has been facilitating tourists flying to Nepal by providing Visa on Arrival. 'On Arrival' visa procedure is very quick and simple. You can expect some queues during peak Tourist season. If you wish to skip those queues, you can also consider getting Visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions stationed abroad prior to your arrival. Choice is yours.
If you have obtained visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions, then you must enter Nepal within six months from the visa issued date. Your total stay is counted starting from the day you enter into Nepal.
Visas obtained on Arrival at the Entry and Exit points are 'Tourist Visas'.  They bear multiple Re entry facility. Tourist Visa 'On Arrival' is the only entry visa to Nepal. If you are visiting Nepal for the purposes other than Tourism (sightseeing, tour, travel, mountaineering, trekking, visiting friends and families), you should still get ' Tourist Visa' to get into the country.  However, you must change the category of visa as per your purpose and length of stay in Nepal from Department of Immigration by producing required documents.
Nationals of designated countries are requested to acquire Visa prior their arrival from their nearby Diplomatic missions (Embassies/consulates) of Nepal Government.  
Please follow these simple procedures for Tourist Visa on Arrival at the airport (TIA)  if you have not acquired Visa prior to boarding the plane.  
 
You can visit online information for visa
For tourist visa application link
Best Trek Season

Best Trek Season

Generally the two best known trekking season of Nepal are after falls and after winter. The month mid of the September to mid of December is considered as the best trekking season in Himalayas. During this time period, the condition of the weather is neither hot nor cold so the mountains are visible crystal clear. Another best season for trekking on Nepal is after winter. Due to the sun the climate gets warmer in spring time and trekkers can enjoy the comfortable climate condition. 
 
Autumn (September-November)
This season is considered as the best trekking season for the trekking in Nepal. Fall season is held on the month of September, October and November. During this time period of season, it offers excellent weather and breath-taking mountain views and making it a good time for trekking. The sky is generally clear which helps to offer outstanding views. 
 
Winter (December-February)
The days are clear in winter season in Nepal. December, January and February months are cold days in mountain. During this season in Nepal it usually snow fall in the higher altitude with colder temperatures. Hence, if you are looking for suitable time period and incredible scenery, this would be a great time to Trek in lower elevations. 
 
Spring (March-May)
Spring season in Nepal is one of the most beautiful time period for trekking and mountain climbing. This season offers varieties of flora blossoming of giant rhododendrons above 3000m. During this time higher altitude trekking are more comfortable and provides excellent mountains view. 
 
Summer (June-August)
The main rainy season month in Nepal is June, July and August. Due to the heavy rainfall the trekking condition on this time period is unfavorable. However this season is ideal for trekking in Tibet and the regions of Nepal connected to Tibet and parts of Nepal like Mustang and Dolpo regions which are alternative behind Himalayas.

Kathmandu Valley Day Tour

Kathmandu Valley Day Tour

Kathmandu, the city of temples and pilgrimages, is incredibly rich in historic as well as well cultural diversity. This city is filled with temples and remains of the Hindu and Buddhist religious sites. These religious sites and cultural diversity makes Kathmandu unique city and stepping into Kathmandu is like coming altogether to a different world.
Traveling in Kathmandu is like traveling in the Gods own kingdom. The temples and traditional monuments keep you wondering that may be god himself lived here centuries ago. Kathmandu is a big city yet you can capture the most of Kathmandu in a single day.
Pashupatinath Temple Tours 
Pashupatinath means "the load of the animals". This temple is the biggest temple in Nepal and is one of the four most important religious sites of Asia. The temple is dedicated to the Hindu God Lord Shiva and is one of the most ancient temples of Nepal built in the 5th Century.
This religious site is believed to have existed from the beginning of the millennium when the Shiva Lingam was discovered here. Pashupatinath is situated on the banks of the holy Bagmati river. It is believed that taking a bath in the Bagmati river will help people cleanse soul so thousand and devotees can be seen taking a bath on the bank of this holy river.
Boudhha Stupa Tour
What do you get to do here? Circle the gigantic stupa while rotating the prayer wheels. Climb the white dome to view the entire square. Visit Bouddhanath at night to see 100 of burning candles and lamps being lit. Shop in the vendors around the stupa and find a perfect souvenir for yourself.
Boudhanath was built in the 14th century and after the arrival of Tibetans following in the year 1959, this stupa has been the center place of the Tibetan Buddhism. Today it is a place for medication, pilgrimage, and a popular tourist site. From the top, Bouddhanath stupa looks like a giant mandala.
In all the Tibetan mandalas, four of the Dhyani Buddhas mark the cardinal points, with the fifth, Vairocana, enshrined in the center (in the white hemisphere of the stupa).The five Buddha represents the five elements (earth, water, fire, air, and ether) which are represented in the stupa's architecture.
Bhaktapur Tours 
Bhaktapur, a city where the past breathes into the present. This glorious city used to be the ruling throne of the Kathmandu valley until the ruling king, Yakshya Malla, divided the valley among his three sons. This division in the kingdom broke the unity among the bothers which lead to fall of the kingdom in the hands of the Shah dynasty ruler from Gorkha. Before the kingdom was lost to the Shah dynasty kings, the kingdom was especially renowned for its Malla Yuddha which was a fierce combat between the two wrestlers. Hence one can observe the idols of the muscular wrestles as the trademark of the city. These carved wrestles are found in the various temples as the guardian of the and the Gods.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: - Arrival at Kathmandu Airport
Day 02: - A full day tour of world haritage side in Kathmandu,  
Day 03: - Kathmandu to Dhading Drive to Arughat (570m) 
Day 04: - Arughat to Soti Khola (710m)
Day 05: - Soti Khola to LabuBesi (880m)
Day 06: - LabuBesi to Doban (1000m)B
Day 07: - Doban to Jagat (1410m)
Day 08: - Jagat to Ngyak Bensi (2300m)
Day 09 -  Ngyak Beshi to Ghap
Day 10: - Ghap to Namrung (2660m)
Day 11: - Namrung to Samagaon (3530m)
Day 12: - Rest Day in Samagaon
Day 13: - Samagano to Samdo (3860m)
Day 14: - Samdo to Dharmashala/Larkya Rest house (4480m)
Day 15: - Dharmashala to Bimtang (3720m)
Day 16: - Bimtang to Tilje (2300m)
Day 17: - Tilje to Tal (1700m)
Day 18: - Tal drive back to Kathmandu:
Day 19: - Farewell Departure

Cost Details

What is included?

Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
Good hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
Teahouse accommodation during the trek
All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
Farewell dinners.
All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
Toiurist Buse or car or zeep  (Kathmandu- soti khola -darapani -Kathmandu)
Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
soul himalaya trek  bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
All government and local taxes

What is not included?

  
 Lunch and dinner  in Kathmandu.
  Nepal entry visa fee, you can get Nepal visa up on arrival in the Airport.
  International Airfare/Airport tax, City tour Sightseeing entry fees.
  Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water, hot and cold showers.
  Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera battery charging.
  Travel Insurance (Essential – Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ meters).
  Personal trekking gears
  Tips for tour/ trekking staffs and driver
   Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.

Gear list

UPPER BODY LAYERS 
Walking t-shirt  -2 merino wool, capilene or synthetic fabric over cotton t-shirt which is  quick dry.
Sleeping t-shirt -1 it can be cotton.
Thermal base layers top -1 mid weight long sleeved t-shirt of merino wool or polyester, capilene or polartec power dry. 
Insulating layers -1mid weight fleece that can be worn over other layers 
Fleece vest optional -advisable for those who feel cold 
Rain jacket -1 essential 
Down jacket -1 essential it’s very cold above 4,000 meters.
LOWER BODY LAYERS
Underwear - enough for trek (notice you can wash along them along the way)
Hiking trousers -2 quick dry and light weight trousers no cotton, but zip offs are good.
Sleeping trousers 1 light weight yoga style evening sleeping, but no jeans.
Trekking shorts -1 if no zips off trousers . below the knee for ladies.
Rain pants -1 advisable 
Thermal long johns 1 for evening or sleeping.
PACKS&BAGS
Duffle bag pack 1 to store excess luggage in at hotel. Soul Himalaya provides duffel bags for the duration of the trek. These are easier for the porters to carry.
Day pack with rain cover -1to carry your personal items during the treks eg camera and chocolate, water.
Sleeping bags -1 3season (4season oct-feb).
Compression stuff sack -1 for sleeping bags.
FOOTWEAR 
Trekking boots -1 must be well worn and comfortable with ankle support.
Socks -3 good and warm enough and worth spending money on quality socks.
Flip flops or camp shoes-1 light weight for evening use.
MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS 
Water bottles -2 one or two liters nalgene or sig style or a bladder.  Bladders are preffered
Water purification drops -1 it is cheap and easy to buy in Kathmandu (piyous).
Lip balm -1 with SPF factors.
Sunglass -1 essential good uv protection. 
Suncream we recommend SPF 30 greater. 
Bandana -1 this useful for a variety of purposes. 
Baseball head (cap) it is useful for sun during the hiking. 
Warm woolen hat -1 it is very useful evening and morning when we hike above the 3500m.
Flash light or head torch -1head light is best as it leaves your hand free and extra batteries. 
Personal first aid kit -1 include any prescribed medication (should be your all personal medication).
Travel towel -1 light weight and compact. 
Wash kit -1 travel items for the trek. 
Instant hand sanitizer -enough for trek and alcohol based for keeping your hands clean. 
Camera with charge and enough batteries for your treks 
Book or journal as you like. 
Pack of cards/travel board games for evening fun. 
Trekking snacks enough for trekking and good selection available in Kathmandu. 
Toilet roll and rubbish bag it is very important we don’t leave rubbish in the mountains. 
Trekking poles optional and advisable for anyone with knee issues.
Gloves warm enough.  Preferably warmers as well 
Neck warmer \Buff. 
A GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR AND ATTITUDE IS ESSENTIAL -DONT COME WITHOUT IT NAMASTE.
All of above the equipment you can get cheaply in Kathmandu. If you have any queries please feel free to ask.
                       www.soulhimalayatreks.com                                    info@soulhimalayatreks.com
FROM US

$1,800

18 days

Trip at-a- Glance

  •    Country: Nepal
  •    Trip grade: Moderate
  •    Destination: Manasolu trek
  •    Activities: Trekking and Cultural Hike
  •    Accommodation: Good Hotel in Kathmandu
  •    Meals: Include
  •    Maximum altitude: 5350m
  •    Group size: 2
  •    Best Season: Atum snd Spring

Trip Higlights

The trekking in this region varies according to its duration and place. The popular trek that boasts the features of this region are Tsum valley trekking, Tum valley trekking, Manaslu and Ganesh Himal trekking, Manaslu circuit trekking etc. 

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