Manaslu Trek Alternative Route - 19 Days

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Duration: 19 Days
  • Trip Grade: Strenuous
  • Cost start: US$ 1075 (P/P)
  • Accomodation: Tea house/lodge
  • Trip Style: Trekking/hiking
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About Trip:

Manaslu means Mountain of the spirit comes from the Sanskrit word Manasa meaning intellect or soul. Manaslu circuit trek is located north central of Nepal lies in Gorkha district offers various route of trekking. Since the road is under construction from Soti Khola to join with Tibet border Nepal Trekking Experts will offer stunning alternative and non touristy trek from higher route through Baseri village. Actually the majority of our teams are from here. After driving 7 hrs North West from Kathmandu we reach in Baseri where we can join with local family for exclusive experience of welcoming culture and hospitality.

This is an amazing trekking trail to avoid hot and dusty regular road along with hiking through deep gorge. The alternative and higher route will also let us such a unique experience of home stay, establishing direct connection with local, exchanging experience, dialect, history, culture and daily lifestyle of local people. The trek will continue to beautiful village called Yarsa then carry on to Kasigau. Kasigau is known as beautiful view point and offer stunning rolling hills. We will encounter another massif village called Kerauja where we stay overnight.

Onward from Kerauja we descend to regular route Dovan and continue towards to Jagat. After couple of days hiking we encounter stunning views of Mt. Manaslu and many more snow capped Himalayan surroundings, preserved Tibetan culture, beautiful side trips such as Pungen Gumpa, Manaslu Base Camp, Tibet border adds extra value on trip. Ultimately the Alternative Manaslu Circuit trek fully compensates our all the effort so far and hard earned money without doubt. The trek reaches up to 5160m Larke Pass and end up to Dharapani in Annapurna region. The trek let us a unique experience for lifetime. If you are seeking of avoiding heat, dusty road, classic crowded routes, walking through deep gorge and interested in establishing direct connection with local people, their life style and observing scenic view along with non touristy villages, preserved culture, home stay then this route is just for you.

Trip Highlights

  • Exploring pure traditional culture, home stay and organic food
  • Avoiding crowded part, heat and dirt road
  • Lush jungle, numerous waterfalls and scenic route
  • Breathtaking snow capped Himalayas vistas surroundings
  • Preserved Tibetan culture and pristine flora and fauna
  • Observing an amazing side trips such as Birendra Lake, Manaslu Base Camp, Pungen Gumpa, Tibet border etc.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Welcome at airport and transfer to the Hotel.

Day 02: Free day for final trekking preparation.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Baseri (1100m, 7 hrs)

Day 04: Baseri to Kasigau (1925m, 7 hrs)

Day 05: Kasigau to Kerauja (2074m, 6 hrs)

Day 06: Kerauja to Dovan (1070m, 5/6 hrs).

Day 07: Dovan to Philim (1570m, 6 hrs)

Day 08: Philim to Bihi Phedi (1990m, 6 hrs)

Day 09: Bihi Phedi to Namrung (2660m, 6 hrs)

Day 10: Namrung to Loho. (3180m, 4 hrs)

Day 11: Loho to Samagaun (3520m, 3 hrs).

Day 12: Acclimatization day. Hike to either Birendra Lake/Manaslu Base camp or Pungen Gumpa.

Day 13: Sama to Samdo (3860m, 3 hrs)

Day 14: Acclimatization day. Hike to Tibetan border at Rui La (4998m) and return to Samdo (8 hrs)

Day 15: Samdo to Dharmasala (4460m, 5 hrs)

Day 16: Dharmasala to Larke La 5160m then descends to Bhimthang overnight (3590, 8 hrs).

Day 17: Bhimthang to Dharapani (1960m, 7/8 hrs).

Day 18: Dharapani to Kathmandu or Pokhara by drive ( 9/10 hrs).

Day 19: Departure

Trip cost includes/excludes:

  • Complimentary airport pick up and drop off
  • Complimentary welcome dinner
  • Two night stay on arrival in Kathmandu in standard hotel with breakfast included (twin share basis)
  • All necessary trekking permits for Manaslu, Tsum Valley, Manaslu conservation area, Annapurna conservation area, TIMS card, etc.
  • All accommodation during trek
  • Three meals a day during the trek
  • Fresh fruit each day if and when available
  • Complimentary  duffel bag/agency T-shirt
  • Government registered and first-aid trained professional local guide who speaks English
  • First-aid kit
  • Kathmandu to Baseri by bus
  • Dharapani to either Pokhara or Kathmandu by bus
  • Staff insurance, meals, accommodation, equipment, transportation, etc
  • Rescue arrangements if necessary
  • Agency service charge and government tax/VAT
  • Certificate of achievement
  • International airfare and  Nepal visa fee
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal Insurance,  personal expenses, loss of property and theft, etc
  • Sightseeing costs (temples, monasteries, etc)
  • All beverages, snacks, and additional expenses such as laundry, hot showers, battery charging, Wifi, etc
  • Tips to staff

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Welcome at airport and transfer to the Hotel.

Welcome at Tribhuvan International airport Kathmandu and transfer to your Hotel. Introduce about program then enjoy your first night the way you prefer.

Day 02Free day for final trekking preparation.

Day 03Drive from Kathmandu to Baseri (1100m, 7 hrs)

Day 04Baseri to Kasigau (1925m, 7 hrs)

Day 05Kasigau to Kerauja (2074m, 6 hrs)

Day 06Kerauja to Dovan (1070m, 5/6 hrs).

Day 07Dovan to Philim (1570m, 6 hrs)

Day 08Philim to Bihi Phedi (1990m, 6 hrs)

Day 09Bihi Phedi to Namrung (2660m, 6 hrs)

Day 10Namrung to Loho. (3180m, 4 hrs)

Day 11Loho to Samagaun (3520m, 3 hrs).

Day 12Acclimatization day. Hike to either Birendra Lake/Manaslu Base camp or Pungen Gumpa.

Day 13Sama to Samdo (3860m, 3 hrs)

Day 14Acclimatization day. Hike to Tibetan border at Rui La (4998m) and return to Samdo (8 hrs)

Day 15Samdo to Dharmasala (4460m, 5 hrs)

Day 16Dharmasala to Larke La 5160m then descends to Bhimthang overnight (3590, 8 hrs).

Day 17Bhimthang to Dharapani (1960m, 7/8 hrs).

Day 18Dharapani to Kathmandu or Pokhara by drive ( 9/10 hrs).

Day 19Departure

Departure Detail

Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
19 September, 2019 07 October, 2019 US $1075 Available
26 September, 2019 14 October, 2019 US $1075 Available
03 October, 2019 21 October, 2019 US $1075 Guaranteed
10 October, 2019 28 October, 2019 US $1075 Guaranteed
17 October, 2019 04 November, 2019 US $1075 Guaranteed
24 October, 2019 11 November, 2019 US $1075 Guaranteed
31 October, 2019 18 November, 2019 US $1075 Guaranteed
07 November, 2019 25 November, 2019 US $1075 Guaranteed
14 November, 2019 02 December, 2019 US $1075 Guaranteed
21 November, 2019 09 December, 2019 US $1075 Guaranteed
28 November, 2019 16 December, 2019 US $1075 Guaranteed
05 December, 2019 23 December, 2019 US $1075 Guaranteed
11 December, 2019 29 December, 2019 US $1075 Guaranteed
19 December, 2019 06 January, 2020 US $1075 Guaranteed

Useful Info

  • Respect the privacy of local people and kindly ask for permission before photographing them or their children
  • Appreciate and respect the local culture and customs
  • For your own personal safety always stay on the uphill side of a trail when being passed by donkeys.
  • In landslide zones either traverse them quickly or climb over and around if at all feasible
  • Smoking and drinking alcohol at altitudes above 3000 meters is not recommended
  • Drink a minimum of three liters of water per day
  • Remain aware of symptoms related to altitude sickness and be honest about any signs with yourself and your guide
  • Even when not mandated there are always benefits to using the invaluable services of a guide on a trek

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