17 Aug 2020 Nabin Baniya
Manaslu trekking is known as the best route to explore the heritage and natural charm of Nepal. Manaslu is known as the 8th highest mountain in the world which rises at an elevation of 8163 meters above sea level.
Manaslu Mountian is first climbed by two Japanese people named Toshio Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu on 9 May 1956. During the trek to Manaslu, people can witness dew-fresh mountains as jeweled with snow as a newly married bride. People also can able to walk across ancient monasteries that tell the historical tale of the culture and heritage of Northern Nepal.
Here we are going to mention the Latest Manaslu trekking guide that makes you fall in love with this area.
Manaslu trekking Itinerary
While making an Itinerary for a Manaslu, we managed an acclimatization rest day in a Samdo and Samagaon. We have designed the entire itinerary maintaining the altitude.
In case of any signs of Acute Mountain Sickness get to a lower altitude as soon as possible.
Here is the latest Manaslu Trekking itinerary that is well-designed for anyone.
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu [1,400 m/4264 ft]
Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola ([710 m/2328 ft] 10 hours drive)
Day 3: Soti Khola to Maccha Khola [900 m/2952 FT]:6-7 hours walk.
Day 4: Machha Khola – Jagat [1410 m/4625 ft]:6-7 hrs.
Day 5: Jagat to Deng [1804 m/5917 ft] 6-7 hrs.
Day 6: Deng – Namrung [2630 m/8626 ft):6-7 hrs.
Day 7: Namrung –Samagaon ([3530 m/11578 ft]:6-7 hrs.)
Day 8: Rest day, 6-7 hours of exploration.
Day 9: Samagoan –Samdo [3860 m/12660 ft]:4-5 hours.
Day 10: Rest day in Samdo
Day 11: Samdo – Dharamsala/ Larkya base camp. [4460 m/14,628 ft]:4-5 hours.
Day 12: Dharamsala – Larkya la (5160 m/16,924 ft)-Bimthang (3720 m/12201 ft) 8-9 hours walks.
Day 13: Bimthang –Tilije (2300 m/7544 ft):5-6 hours
Day 14: Tilije – Jagat (1300 m/4264 ft):7-8 hours
Day 15: Jagat to Kathmandu: 10-hour drive
Day 16: Rest day in Kathmandu:
Day 17: Final departure
[Note: (B) =Breakfast, (L) =Lunch, (D) =Dinner]
Manaslu trekking permits
While buying the permits for Manaslu, it is important to mention the number of days as well as months. The permit cost for Manaslu trekking depends on the month and number of days that you will spend in the region.
We have to travel through two trekking regions they are Manaslu and Annapurna region which means we have to have permits for both regions. Here are the complete cost details of the permits:
Manaslu restricted area permits
During the peak season like September to November, it cost USD 70 per week and after 7 days it will cost 10 USD per day per person. If you go on off-season time from the months December to August then it cost USD 50 per week and after 7 days USD 7 per day per person.
Manaslu Conservation Area project permits
The cost for Manaslu Conservation Area project permits cost USD 20 per person for a whole trip. We have to have this while entering the conservation is and there are many places where they check these permits for all foreigners.
Annapurna Conservation Area project permit
The Annapurna conservation area project is known as ACAP. The cost of entering the Annapurna conservation area is USD 20 per person. We will enter the Annapurna conservation after crossing the Larkya La pass. We have a check post in Dharapani as well as Besisahar to check those permits.
Tsum valley permits
If you make a plan to visit the Tsum Valley then you need to pay some additional cost for the permits. It cost USD 35 per week during peak season and 25 during the offseason time. One week of travel is enough in the Tsum Valley area so we don’t need to add days.
Perfect time of year to visit the Manaslu
Manaslu trekking is everyone’s dream to fulfill by walking and trekking to see the real hidden beauty. The most exciting time of the year is from September to November. This time of year knows as the best time to go through the Manaslu area.
During this time people can see lush green Rhododendrons forests that welcome every visitor. Both the spring season, as well as the summer season, has hot weather. People can experience mildly warm temperatures at lower levels.
When you go higher it will be cooler. We can see flowering plants during this time of year. In the winter season from December to February, the skies are clear with little rain. During this time the night skies are beautiful to see. On the higher parts of the trek, the weather is cold which is why proper trekking gear is needed.
Accommodations and Food in Manaslu Area
Many Lodges and tea houses are open in the Manaslu trekking area but still, the place like Chumling and Nile still lacks enough accommodations. Manaslu area still considers a camping trek where many people carry tents and food.
The camping trek is expensive but we can accommodate many people on tented accommodations. In some places, trekkers have to compromise on food quality whereas many travelers enjoy the Nepali dish, Dal Bhat.
There are many places where we can get proper food from the international category. It will be wonderful to carry some trail mix and snacks.
Latest Manaslu trekking packing list Guide
Manaslu trekking is one of the hard treks due to walking and hiking at higher elevations. The cold temperature also makes the trek hard for everyone.
We need to have proper preparations for equipment and things that help us to do the trek in comfortable ways. Here is some of the Manaslu trekking packing list that makes the trek easy and comfortable.
- Down jacket
- Hiking Boots
- Trekking Poles
- Sleeping Bag
- Liner Shocks
There are many types of equipment that will be helpful for the wonderful way in Nepal treks. If you want to know then you can see more about Equipments then you can go equipment sections.
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