Around Manaslu Trek
Nepal, Trek & Walk, 20 days - from £1,495 (land only) - from €1,795 (land only) - from $2,465 (land only)
Day 1: Rendezvous at the group hotel in Kathmandu. Complimentary airport transfers are provided. KE Land Only package services begin with the evening meal.
Day 2: Drive to the village of Arughat Bazaar (670m. / 2198ft.) in the Burhi Gandaki Valley.Camp.
Day 3: Trek via the villages of Arket and Kyropani to the Seti Khola. Camp.
Day 4: We continue our ascent of the Burhi Gandaki on an undulating trail, finally climbing to reach the village of Machha Khola (890m. / 2920ft.). Camp
Day 5: We travel through gorge and forest sections to reach a wide and open part of the valley at Jagat (1410m. / 4626ft.). Camp.
Day 6: Trek through terraced hillside on an undulating trail to Nyak (1530m. / 5020ft.). Camp.
Day 7: We traverse a very dramatic section of the gorge to reach the Bhuddist village of Ghap (2040m. / 6693ft.). Camp.
Day 8: Climbing steadily we enter the alpine zone and get our first views of Manaslu North. Camp at the village of Lho (3150m. / 10,335ft.).
Day 9: Trek via Shala to Sama Gompa with impressive views of Manaslu. Camp close to the monastery (3500m. / 11,483ft).
Day 10: A shorter day today up to the last permanent settlement in the valley at Somdu (3860m. / 12,664ft.). Camp.
Day 11: An acclimatisation day at Somdu. Camp.
Day 12: Passing the trail to the Gya La, a centuries old trading route into Tibet, we ascend to Duwang (4450m. / 14,600ft.) where there is a small lodge. Camp.
Day 13: Cross the Larkya La (5135m. / 16,847ft.) and descend to Bimthang (3855m. / 12,648ft.). Camp.
Day 14: Excellent views of Manaslu and Annapurna II as we descend to Tilje village (2400m. /7874ft.). Camp.
Day 15: We join the Annapurna Circuit trail just 10 minutes north of Dharapani and follow the river down to Tal (1700m). Camp.
Day 16: A contingency day in case of delays to our trekking schedule. Rest day at Tal.
Day 17: We continue our descent of the Marshyangdi Valley passing larger and larger settlements as we loose altitude. We also cross the river on suspension bridges a number of times before arriving at our penultimate camp of the holiday.
Day 18: We have a final day of trekking entering the lush and fertile lower regions of the Marshyangdi. Arriving at the road-head we make our final camp and this evening we will say goodbye to our trekking crew.
Day 19: Return drive to Kathmandu. Check into hotel and celebratory meal in Thamel. Hotel
Day 20: KE Land Only package services end after breakfast. Complimentary airport transfers are provided.
This holiday involves going to very high altitude. During the course of your trip you will be spending at least one night above 4000 metres and/or trekking to 5000 metres or above. This is not something that you should worry about; the human body is quite capable of adapting to a very wide range of altitudes, but it is important that we follow some simple rules in order to acclimatise successfully. Before coming on this holiday you should read the advice on trekking at high altitude.