Manaslu Base Camp Trek
16 Days •
- Trip Duration: 17 Nights / 18 Days
- Group size: 1-20 Pax
- Ends in: Kathmandu
- Departure City: Kathmandu
- Max Altitude: 5213m
- Activities: Sightseeing/Trekking
Manaslu (8,163m), the world’s eighth highest peak and Its base camp, situated 40kms from Annapurna in west-central Nepal lies at the edge of one of the most out-of-the-way valleys in the Nepal. Literally Manaslu means “Mountain of the Spirit’. Also, it provides an option to Cho Oyu for those who want to climb a more assorted and difficult 8,000m.
Normally four camps are set up during the ascent to the summit. There are a few stretches of steep climbing and crevasses from Manaslu Base Camp I to Camp II and there is some climbing on slippery snow from Camp II to Camp III. Avalanches are a possibility from Camp III to Camp IV. Talking about the attractive views, you will observe wonderful views of Himalchuli (7893m), Manaslu (8163m), Ganesh Himal, Ngadi Chuli (7879m) and other beautiful peaks; you will also mark stunning varied landscape and diversity in plants and wildlife.
During Manaslu Base Camp Trek you will see different people like- Gurungs, a Tibeto-Burman people who follow Buddhism with influences of Hinduism live in this region. In low region there are many other castes of peoples like Brahmans, Chhetries, Newars, Ghales, Gurungs, and Tamangs.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, Welcome and transfer to Hotel.
Our airport representative will be waiting outside the airport terminal a few metres from the exit door. Please check your name at play card. He will bring you to hotel in kathmandu. Then drive from the airport to the hotel.
Day 2: Kathmandu (1360m) Sightseeing
In the morning we explore Kathmandu on an organised sightseeing tour. We visit Bodhnath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, where we observe Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries surrounding the stupa. We also visit Pashupatinath, the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Here we see Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the ghats. The rest of our time in Kathmandu is free for further sightseeing and exploration. In the late afternoon you will be issued with your Trek Pack and departure information for the next morning.
Day 03- Drive to Arughat (640meters) then to Soti Khola (775meters) 7-8 hours.
Our Trekking staff will come to your Hotel early in the morning at 7.00 am to pick you up, from there we have an 8 hour driving journey to Arughat. From Kathmandu to Dhading Bensi for 3.30 hours is comfortable drive but from there to Soti Khola the road is dirt road.
Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
Day 04: Trek to Machha Khola (900meters) 5.30 hours.
The trail descends slowly until you climb again to mountain ridge to Almara. Pass the forest trail to arrive at Riden Gaon. The valley here cuts into another side of the river to enter Budhi Gandaki. At Lambesi, the trail follows down to the sandy river bed of Budhi Gandaki. Camp tonight at Machha River. O/N Tea House.
Meal: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
Day 05: Trek to Jagat (1340meters) 6 hours.
After crossing Machha River and Khrola besi, there is a hot spring called "Tatopani". The trail follows forested area after this toward Dovan. Below Dovan, there is a huge rapid at Budhi Gandaki. As the elevation increases, the rapids and the scenery undergoes a complete transformation. At Jagat, there is a police check-post where your trekking permit will be checked. O/N Tea House.
Meal: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner