Manaslu (also known as Kutang) is the eighth highest mountain in the world. It is located forty miles east of Annapurna and dominates the Gurkha massif. The mountain’s long ridges and valley glaciers offer feasible approaches from all directions, and it culminates in a peak that towers steeply above its surrounding landscape, and is a dominant feature when seen from afar. This mountain was previously known as Kutan l. ‘tang’ being the Tibetan word for flat place, thereby describing the mountain’s general summit. The name was later changed to Manaslu, which is derived from the Sanskrit word Manasa and can be roughly translated as Mountain of the Spirit.
The highest point in this trek is the ‘Larkya La Pass’ which is widely believed to be one of the most dramatic pass crossing the Himalayas. Like all Himalayan Glacier’s itineraries this trek also ensures adequate time for proper acclimatization. Much of the trek involves walking on mountain trails, and is within the capabilities of people with good cardiovascular fitness. Still, it is important to note that trekking at altitudes above 3000m/10,000feet is more demanding on the body than walking at low elevations.
Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1300m)
Day 02: Trek preparation day in Kathmandu
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Maccha Khola [900m/2952 feet], 8 – 9 hours
Day 04: Maccha Khola -Jagat [1410m/ 4625 feet], 6 – 7 hours
Day 05: Jagat – Deng [1,804m/5917 feet], 6 – 7 hours
Day 06: Deng to Gyap [3010m/8230feet], 3-4 hours
Day 07: Gyap – Namrung [2630m/8626feet], 3- 4 hours
Day 08: Namrung – Samagaon [3530m/11,578 feet, 6-7 hours
Day 09: Samagaon – Pungyen gompa – Samagaon, 6 – 7 hours exploration
Day 10: Samagaon – Samdo [3860m/12,660 feet], 4 – 5 hours
Day 11: Rest Day in Samdo
Day 12: Samdo – Dharamsala/Larkya B. C. [4460m/14, 628 feet], 4 – 5 hours
Day 13: Dharamsala – Larkya la [5160m/16, 924 feet] – Bimthang [3720m/12, 201 feet], 8 – 9 hours
Day 14: Bimthang – Tilije [2300m/7544feet], 5 – 6 hours
Day 15: Tilije to Dharapani
Day 16: Dharapani to Besi sahar and same day Drive to Kathmandu
Day 17: Free Day in Kathmandu
Day 18: Final Departure
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As you are picked from Tribhuwan International Airpot, Kathmandu you will be accommodated in a three-star level Hotel with Bed and Breakfast. We accommodate on the basis of twin shared room. A single room can be also accommodated upon your request. Your room will be facilitated with attached restrooms in the Kathmandu. During the Trekking premises, in some places, they only have a shared washroom and restroom. As you reach higher elevation single rooms may be difficult to manage.
During our Trek Authentic Nepali food is available and more common. You will also get international Cuisine such as Continental, Italian, Indian, etc. Breakfast-Dinner will be served as per lodge menu where we stay overnight. Lunch will be served on the trail of Next destination. During Trek, all meals will be provided whereas, only breakfast is served in Kathmandu. Sherpa Himalaya will serve you special last day dinner.
This Trek is a moderate level Trek. You will be walking for 6-7 hour a day on average. We will face the steep hill, cross steep, hilly terrain etc. We will be heading mostly uphill where we will face an average of 4000m altitude change. You will be given acclimatization day in between the trail so that you will not face altitude sickness. If you have strong determination and hope in yourself then this Trek will not be that difficult.
If you have done any Trek before it will be your skill but you don’t require pre-experience or any training for this Trek. If you have any health problems it would be better if you consult with a doctor before your visit and give the details to Sherpa Himalaya so that we could customize your trip as per your body requirement.
Weather in Nepal is quite a favorable. For trekking we have two peak season; Spring & Autumn. Autumn season starts from September to November whereas Spring season starts from March to May. Beside this two season, you can visit Nepal in other months too but it is quite cold in January and rainy in the month of July & August.
Your health safety and last destination with high-quality service is our Main priority. Your guide has the authority to bring change in itinerary, stop or cancel any part of your itinerary if it is very necessary due to safety concern. However, these kinds of problem rarely arise. Our effort will be to follow our given itinerary. Weather condition, health problem or any natural disaster and flight cancellation due to bad weather in the mountain may bring change in itinerary.