GRP =Grouping, FM= Family, STU = Students
Lying between two rivers Manaslu, also known as the Gorkha Himal, is geographically spectacular and culturally fascinating.
Circumnavigating Manaslu is one of the toughest treks in Nepal, one with sensational mountain views and one of the most dramatic Himalayan passes, the 5213m Larkya La. Much of this trek is in the region known as Nupri, an area of strong Tibetan influence with the trade routes between the regions still active. Newly opened to trekking.
This trek was officially opened to tourist in 1991, but mountaineering expeditions have had long access to the area. In 1950 a party led by H.W. Tilman trekked from Thonje to Bimtang and Col. Jimny Robert crossed the Larkya La looking for an interesting mountain to climb. Manaslu (8156m.) was attempted by Japanese Expeditions every year from 1952 until 1956 when the first ascent was made.
Royal Mountain trekking also offers these Annapurna packages at budget cost. Annapurna Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking, Annapurna Khayer Lake Trekking, Annapurna Circuit Thorang Pass.
Basic lodge accommodation on trek for tea house
Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner)
All domestic transport as listed in itinerary by private coach
Manaslu and Annapurna Conservation Entry permit
Porter to carry personal gear
15kg per person luggage allowance while on trek
English speaking trekking guide
Comprehensive medical kit
The Cost Does Not Include:
Cost for extra usage of vehicle, other than scheduled & mentioned in the itinerary.
Cost for any other service not mentioned under the “Cost Includes” Head
Cost for Insurance.
Additional cost arising due to mishaps, political unrest, natural calamities like – landslides, road blockage, etc. In such case extra will have to be paid on the spot by the guest directly.
Payment for service provided on a personal request.
Personal expenses such as laundry, bottled water, soft drinks, incidentals, porter charges, tips etc.
You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu Nepal.
Note: Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos to issue visa.
Guide / Porters : RMT (Royal Mountain Trekking) provides insurance facility to our guides and porters as per state law.
We begin today’s trek by climbing over a rocky ridge to Salleri, and then descend to Sirdibas. The valley widens a bit as the trail continues up to Ghatta Khola. We further continue walking upstream to a long suspension bridge in Philim, a large Gurung village. The trail turns north just above the lowest house in the village and stays on a fairly level trail as it crosses millet fields to Ekle Bhatti. The route now enters a steep, uninhabited gorge. At this point, we descend to the grassy land slopes, cross the Budhi Gandaki, then trek along the west bank for a while, then cross to the east bank and then back again. As we continue through the trail the valley widens and we pass through bamboo forests to the Deng Khola. Upon crossing the Khola, we reach the tiny village of Deng.
We spend the day at Samagaon both for rest and acclimatization. Today, we get acquainted with the rich Sherpa culture. We enjoy the sight of thousands of mani stones with Buddhist texts and pictures and the Sherpa women clad in traditional clothes and ornaments. On a little hill near the Sama village is an old Gompa (Pungyen Gompa), a monastery with great views of the glacier. It is named after Manaslu, Pungyen means bracelet, a good description of the two peaks. It was destroyed a year after the first unsuccessful Japanese attempt to climb Manaslu. The locals believed that the climb angered the gods, and when the Japanese came back a year later they met with a lot of resistance that they had to give up their attempt. They were finally successful in 1959.
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