Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Manaslu Trekking

Manaslu Trekking is back now.



After almost three months thanks to the hard work of local people and Rescue Committee it is good news for us to hear that the obstructed Manaslu region has been opened for the Tourists. There has been only 2 routes effected from the earthquake Langtang and Manaslu.
Now the good news Manaslu is back.Not only the foreign Tourists, this pristine and Beauty of Gorkha is equally an attraction for the internal Tourism industry. The trekking route was brought into operation after the removal of the landslide debris from Aarught to Philim of Sirdibas VDC. The Nepalese Army Bhairabi Dal Battalion, Gorkha, and the Armed Police Force’s Gorkha Company cleared the rubble and brought the route into use.
The District Natural Disaster Rescue Committee had deployed the Nepalese Army and the Armed Police for the same. It took around one month to resume the trekking route. This will give a message that our mountains are ready to make a Tour in the Autumn Season.
Short Descriptions
Manaslu is the eighth highest mountain in the world at 8,163 metres (26,781 ft) above sea level. It is located in the Mansiri Himal, part of the Nepalese Himalayas, in the west-central part of Nepal. Its name, which means "mountain of the spirit", comes from the Sanskrit word manasa, meaning "intellect" or "soul". Manaslu was first climbed on May 9, 1956 by Toshio Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu, members of a Japanese expedition.
Manaslu at 8,156 metres (26,759 ft) above mean sea level, is the highest peak in the Lamjung District and is located about forty miles east of Annapurna. The mountain's long ridges and valley glaciers offer feasible approaches from all directions, and culminate in a peak that towers steeply above its surrounding landscape, and is a dominant feature when viewed from afar.
The Manaslu region offers a variety of trekking options. The popular Manaslu trekking route of 177 kilometres (110 mi), skirts the Manaslu massif over the pass down to Annapurna. The Nepalese Government only permitted trekking of this circuit in 1991. The trekking trail follows an ancient salt-trading route along the Budhi Gandaki river. En route, 10 peaks over 6,500 metres (21,300 ft) are visible, including a few over 7,000 metres (23,000 ft). The highest point reached along the trek route is the Larkya La at an elevation of 5,106 metres (16,752 ft). 

Manaslu Conservation Area has been established with the primary objective of achieving conservation and sustainable management of the delimited area, which includes Manaslu. 
Trip Highlights:1. A remarkable journey to complete wildernesses with natural environment 
2. Trekking around world’s eighth highest Mt. Manaslu and crossing of Larkya-la on the off beaten path through rich Buddhist religion and culture 
3. Visiting traditional villages of Tibetan origin and its friendly people 
4. Sensational panoramic range of snow capped mountains views walking through pristine alpine forest of rhododendron and pines.
Itinerary
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. 
On reaching at Kathmandu international airports, our Experience Treks staff will receive and transfer you to respective hotel. At the hotel, our guide will brief with orientation programs of the hotel, Kathmandu, trekking, do's and don’ts and other related information while you are in Nepal.

Day 02: In Kathmandu with a full day sightseeing tour. 
Morning our city guide will take you on a cultural city sightseeing tour of and around Kathmandu, at places of interest. Kathmandu valley is full of World Heritage Sites, temples, monasteries, ancient Kings Palaces and courtyard. A full day sightseeing will be interesting and a memorable tour of setting for the mountains with Experience Treks.

Day 03: Drive to Arughat Bazaar 570 m/07-08 hrs journey.
Morning begins with an interesting drive to Arughat with superb views of snowcapped mountains over high green hills. The drive follows the main highway till it reaches at Malekhu from here our route diverts from the main road, south to Dhading Besi, from here on the dirt road reaching at Arughat village and a bazaar for the first overnight stop of this great journey. 

Day 04: Trek to Sotikhola 720 m/05 hrs.
First the day begins following Budhigandaki River upstream and then walking through thick Sal forest (Sorea robust), marveling majestic view of Ganesh II at 7,118 m and Ganesh IV 7,104 m. A walk continues along the riverbank passing Arkhet Bazaar, then with a climb uphill to reach the overnight halt at small settlement of Sotikhola.

Day 05: Trek to Machhakhola 930 m/06 hrs.
As the journey progress morning walk leads with a downhill along the river bank with several tea shops, coming across caravan of donkey and mules laden with supplies. Then walking on stone steps mountain trails, crossing Nauli Khola via a suspension bridge with a view of small waterfalls to Khanigaon with few nice stops heading again to cross another suspension bridge over Machhakhola, from here leading to a short climb at Machhakhola for overnight stop.

Day 06:Trek to Jagat 1,410 m/07 hrs.
Morning walk begins following the path upstream to a small hamlets of Khorlabesi and then reaching at Tatopani with a natural hot spring, time permitting to enjoy a wash in the hot spring, from here trek through a village of Dovan and Yaruphant, continue following Budhigandaki River then crossing a small suspension bridge to reach Jagat village for overnight stop. This is a moderate size village with shops/stores & lodges with mixed tribes of Hindu and Buddhist people.

Day 07: Trek to Philim village 1,640 m/03 hrs
After a good breakfast heading to Philim by following the river and continue walk through several small scattered farm villages of Salleri Sidibas & Ghattekhola, from here cross Suspension bridge over the Burigandaki, then heading to Philim village; a nice farm Gurung & other tribes village with health post, schools, MCAP check post, Police check post, many shops & lodges. The only secondary school in the area sponsored by Japanese, (Mt. Manaslu was first visited and climbed by Japanese expeditions in 06th May 1956 ever since, Japanese are interested in this area) walk through terrace field of wheat, barley and up on a rocky ridge.

Day 08: Trek to Dyang 1,860 m/06 hrs.
The beginning of the trek is easy & quite the flat for an hour walk then leaving the main Tsum valley trail on right hand sides, our route diverts North West of a narrow gorge leading to an uphill towards Lubri valley. Walk passes through bamboo forests and then climb uphill to Dyang village for overnight stops.

Day 09: Trek to Namrung village 2,900 m/07 hrs.
Morning walk leads to descend into the riverbank to cross a suspension bridge over the Budhigangadi river to reach via Rana village Bihi phedi, from this area onwards it’s close to Tibetan border as you can observe strong Tibetan culture influence on the upper Gorkha region which is known as Lubri valley, then walking for few hours to Ghap village for the lunch break. After having good lunch,the trek are gradually ascending to the dense rhododendron forest till reaches Namrung village which is pretty big villages with many lodges & police check post.

Day 10: Trek to Lho 3,180 m/06 hrs 
Today,walk to lead to cross the Budhigandaki River and then through settlements and terraced fields passing Numrung village, a huge Tibetan like Gurung and Thakali tribes, with awesome views of Mt. Manaslu North face and other adjoining peaks. Walk passes small villages of Banjham, Lhi and to Sho; a small settlement, trek for couple of hours through Shrip to Lho village for overnight stop.This village has a wonderful hilltop Bhuddhist monastery and school, from where splendid view of Manaslu I, the best view in the region!

Day 11: Trek to Samagaon 3,530 m/06 hrs. 
Early in the morning an opportunity for sunrise view of the captivating Mt. Manaslu with ample time to capture this mind blowing scenery and then heads to Samagaon through rhododendron forest by passing Shyala village with wonderful panoramic view of the beautiful mountains, from here onwards on high altitude notice then change in vegetation and landscapes, trekking for few hours to reach a big of village of Sama for overnight stop.

Day 12: In Samagaon with rest day for acclimatization. 
A perfect place for rest days for acclimatization and optional excursion to Manaslu base camp or hiking to Pungyan Gomba, explore the surrounding village and its beautiful area

Day 13: Trek to Samdo 3,860 m/05 hrs 
After a wonderful time of Samagaon, head for Samdo through Manaslu Glacier river and view of Birendra Lake also known as Samagaon Lake on the way to Samdo. On the walk today might encounter traders coming from Tibet and yaks carrying Chinese and Tibetan goods. The journey continues following the stream to reach the small settlement of Samdo for overnight stop. 

Day 14:Trek to Dharmashala/Larke phedi 4,460 m/14,628 ft/04 hrs. 
Today,a half day with short walks of three to four hours following the river and crossing a stream at Gya La, from here the trail turns right which leads to Tibet but our journey turns left walking straight to reach a small settlement of Larkya Bazaar. Then with few hours uphill leading to Dharmashala at the bottom of Larke for lunch and overnight stop with free afternoon preparation for the next day hard and long trek.

Day 15: Cross Larke la 5,135 m/17,060 ft) and trek to Bhimthang 3,720 m/12, 201 ft/08-10 hrs of strenuous climb and descend. 
Early morning before dawn, a steep climb towards frozen lakes and continue to the top of Larkya La Pass at 5,200 m. The high elevation and in snow condition on this pass can create a small problem sometimes crossing the glacier moraines. The walk to this pass is moderate and adventurous except for high altitude; walk offer panoramic scenery of Larke peak 6,249 m, Manaslu North 7,157 m & Salpudanda Glacier and finally on the steep downhill walk leads to Bhimthang for overnight stop after a hard day walk, Bhimthang located in a beautiful valley with grassy meadow lined up with coniferous pine and rhododendron forest.

Day 16: Trek to Gho/Goah 2,560 m/05 hrs. 
After a hard day trek of previous days, today’s walk will be a piece of cake following the trail and crossing stream and then climbs over the side of the moraine and immediately descending on easier path through meadows and pine and rhododendron forest to Karche. From here, few hours the walk on the south direction reaches overnight stop at Gho situated in the middle of enchanting forest with beautiful Mountain View.

Day 17: Trek to Dharapani 1,860 m/04 hrs
From today an easy and moderate walk losing altitude on the way to Dharapani village on the main trail of Annapurna circuit area; the walk follows passing Tiliche village, this region is rich in old traditions and culture. From Tiliche, less than an hour of the mule track of dense forest of firs, pine, oak and maple to reach the overnight stop at Dharapani village. 

Day 18: Trek to Jagat 1,350 m/05 hours.
Today, the last day walk of this remarkable journey continues through several villages of Karte, Tal & Tal Besi and reach Settale then descend and cross the river Marshyangdi by suspension bridge with superb views of towering Annapurna mountain ranges to the west, walk through lush green forest along the river bank of Marshyangdi River and a gentle descend to reach Jagat via Chamje village, another village with the same name for the overnight stop and for the drive back to Kathmandu.

Day 19: Drive to Kathmandu via Besisahar 830 m/06 hrs journey. 
After this remarkable adventure drive lead to Kathmandu following the narrow rough road to Marshyangdi River by passing Syange, Bhulbhule, Khudi villages and Beshishar a large town, headquarter of Lamjung district, from here another hour reaches Dumre bazaar where the main Pokhara-Kathmandu highway meets, after an interesting drive reaching at Kathmandu concluding this fantastic journey with Experience Treks. 

Day 20: Transfer to airport for international departure.
Last the day in this magic awesome Himalaya and with grand memorable time in the mountains with Experience Treks, as per your flight time our staff will transfer you to airport for your final departure for homeward bound.
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1 comment:

  1. Trekking in Nepal is still the most favorite adventure holiday activity in the country. The two classic trekking routes either to Everest base camp or the Annapurna circuit are not easy and the challenge you'll face on either route will have a lasting effect. The Manaslu route trek around the world's eighth largest mountain is more remote but no less beautiful passing through stunning bamboo forests, villages filled with prayer flags and culminating with spectacular views from Larkya La. Mustang is an easier cultural trek, suitable for those with good general fitness but not necessarily any previous trekking experience. The language, culture and tradition of the Mustang region are still mostly Tibetan making this one of the most culturally interesting treks. There are shorter treks up the Langtang Valley and Helambu which are still hard work but also deeply rewarding. They generally begin in Kathmandu, leading through large grazing areas covered in flowers, dotted with stone huts used for butter making, Sherpa, Tamang villages and the homes of yak herders, right up to the Tibetan border.

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