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Manaslu to Thorong La Pass

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Trekking in Manaslu region with the presence of 8th uppermostpeak in the entire planet is based in the Mansiri Himal as an integral section of Nepal Himalaya. For trek Manaslu (8,156m) to Thorong La Pass one has to extend towards the west central section of Nepal hence it is recognized as the mountain of the spirit. It has its origin in Sanskrit which indicates ‘Manasa’ as ‘intellect’and ‘Soul’. We have been asked by many trekkers in relation to trek to Thorong La Pass difficultyand we have stated that it does contains a degree of testing yet if you have courage to deal with those trickiness you can challenges the difficulties of your life that will knock at your door.

Utilizing Manaslu to Thorong La Pass map you can enjoy the diversity provided by trekking trails. Going after the Manaslu ridge above the pass will take you downward to Annapurna offering you diversity in the trek. You will be benefited by the Manaslu Conservation Area from lovely vistas of the royal Himalayan ranges to elevated altitude glacier lakes. Shaping the trek in true direction we will support you in experiencing blooming well-off cultural and biological richness. Manaslu to Thorong La Pass itinerary encloses numerous Buddhist monasteries suchas Shringi Gompa, Rachen Gompas and Mu. Wild animals like Grey wolf, Snow Leopard, Blue Sheep and Musk Deer are being preserved. Samagaon, Samdo, Dharamshala are some of the celebrated trekking destinations you will step in to have exceptionalbond among the natives.

Manaslu to Thorong La Pass can be proceed in spring and autumn where nature seems welcome you spreading wide arm. The region is surrounded by wilderness so if you are all setyou can contact us to customize the designed itinerary as per your accessibility.

Itinerary

Day 1: International Arrival in Kathmandu [1400 m/4600 ft] – Transfer to Hotel

Upon our arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, we will be warmly greeted by a representative from Admount nest Adventure. After completion of our custom formalities (Visa, etc), we pick up our luggage and look for our representative with Admountnest Adventure display board at the arrival gate. We will be then escorted to Hotel in Kathmandu. After check in, we can either take a rest or hang around in the city or visit Admountnest Adventure office site. It all depends upon our interests and condition. At the evening upon our reception, Admountnest Adventure will organize a Welcome Dinner at an excellent traditional Nepalese restaurant where we enjoy a Nepalese cultural program as well as a fine meal. Included meal: Dinner (D)

Note: B refers to Breakfast, L refers to Lunch and D refers to Dinner

Day 2: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

Today after breakfast we start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites; including the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhunath) and Buddhists shrine (BouddhaNath) which is one of the large Stupas in the world. At the noon, there will be a pre-trip discussion where we can meet our trek leader and other team members. Admountnest Adventure briefs us regarding our trek as well as provides us opportunity to ask any questions we may have regarding our upcoming adventure. Overnight at Kathmandu. Included meal: Breakfast (B)

Day 3: Drive Kathmandu to Arughat [600m/1968 ft]: 7 – 8 hrs drive

At dawn, we set off early today for Arughat. We drive through countryside of Nepal enjoying the countryside and mountain sceneries. First part of drive is easier until Dhading Besi, the headquarter of Dhading District. Another part of drive starts from Dhading Besi to Arughat through direct road and we reach Arughat after around 7-8 hours’ drive. Arughat, our trek starts point is a major town in the region and is divided in two parts with the Budi Gandaki River flowing between them. Overnight at Arughat. Included meal (B,L,D)

Day 4: Arughat – Soti Khola [710m/2328 ft]: 5 – 6 hrs

Upon crossing the bridge over Budhi Gandaki, we begin our trek from the western part of Arughat. After completing with the ACAP procedure, we follow the stone-paved street north through the bazaar. We further pass through the hydro-electric power project, fields of rice and millet to Maltar, and through forests Sante Bazzar. The trail to Budhi Gandaki valley now becomes steeper and more difficult as we cross the Arkhet Khola on a suspension bridge, passing the shops of Arkhet. While descending we encounter with a cascading waterfall making a long steep slog up a ridge to Kyorpani. Then from here the trail descends to Soti Khola. Overnight stay at the campsite at Soti Khola. Overnight at Soti Khola. Included meal (B,L,D)

Day 5: Soti Khola – Maccha Khola [900m/2952 ft]: 6 – 7 hrs

At the crossing of the bridge, we trek through the beautiful Sal forests, then climb onto a bridge above huge rapids on the Budhi Gandaki. We then reach to Khursane. The rocky trail then weaves its way up and down, past two tropical waterfalls on a steep, rocky trail clinging to the side of a cliff. It eventually makes its way down and past a few rice terraces, then up and around to the Gurung village of Labubesi. We further climb behind a rocky outcrop, where the valley opens and the Budhi Gandaki meanders among wide gravel bars. Dropping to the sandy river bed, we walk along rounded stones before climbing over a side ridge. We head down again to the river and traverse to Machha Khola village. Overnight at Machha Khola. Included meal (B,L,D)

Day 6: Maccha Khola -Jagat [1410m/ 4625 ft]: 7 – 8 hrs

The narrow trail makes some minor ups and downs and eventually crosses the Tharo Khola, flowing in a rocky ravine, then reaches Khorlabesi. After a few more walk ups and downs, there is a small trailside hot spring, from where we reach to Tatopani. From the Hot Spring we climb over another ridge, then cross the Budhi Gandaki on a suspension bridge. At this juncture, we climb on a wide, well-crafted staircase, then across a landslide and over a ridge to Dobhan. Upon crossing a suspension bridge over the Yaru Khola, we climb the stone stairs and then drop to the river and again climb more stone stairs to Tharo Bharyang. Crossing to the west bank of the Budhi Gandaki, we climb over a ridge, trek along the river and then climb towards the village of Jagat. Overnight at Jagat. Included meal (B,L,D)

Day 7: Jagat – Deng [1,804m/5917 ft]: 7 – 8 hrs

Today at the beginning we climb over a rocky ridge to Seller, and then descend to Setibas. The valley widens a bit as the trail continues up to Ghatta Khola. We further continue walking upstream to a long suspension bridge. While climb up to Philim we will be at a large gurung village. The trail turns north just above the lowest house in the village and stays fairly in level as it traverses millet fields to Ekle Bhatti. Beyond Ekle Bhatti the route enters a steep, uninhabited gorge. At this moment, 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 keep walking the valley widens through bamboo forests to the Deng Khola. Upon crossing the khola, we reach at the tiny village of Deng. Overnight at Deng. Included meal (B,L,D)

Day 8: Deng – Namrung [2630m/8626ft]: 6 – 7 hrs

After a brief walk beyond Deng, we cross the Budhi Gandaki on to the north bank and then climb to Rana at 1910m. From the bridge we climb a bit to join a trail from Bhi, then head west up the Budhi Gandaki valley. Making ups and downs in forests, we pass mani walls and then turn to a corner that contours to Ghap. Eventhough there is another route; we take route through Prok village. Prok village has a view point from where we see beautiful view of Siringi Himal. We further cross Budi Gandai several times today and come across several gompas en route. The trail follows the river upstream through dense forest. After crossing the river at an impressive spot where it thunders down a narrow gorge, the forest becomes less dense and the trail is fine again. The pleasant walk continues and after a last steep climb we reach Namrung. Overnight at Namrung Included meal. (B,L,D)

Day 9: Namrung – Lho [3180m/10,430 ft]: 4 – 5 hrs

Namrung villages is good viewpoint for Siring Himal and Ganesh Himal. There are also a MCAP office, health post, police station in Namrung. To the south rises, we will have the view of Himal Chuli, a huge peak. Climbing steadily in the shade of a forest takes us to Lihi, a fine village with many shortens and many barley terraces. We still have quite bit of trail to reach Lho. Ganesh Himal Rises high into the sky when we turn around. The trail drops and crosses the side valley of Simnang Himal. A chorten with detailed paintings announces Sho, another nice village with fine views up the open valley. We cross a stream short after leaving Sho and one final steep climb takes us to village with superb view of Mt. Manaslu. It is Lho Village where we explore the famous Ribung Gompa. Overnight at Lho. Included meal (B,L,D)

Day 10: Lho – Samagaon [3530m/11,578 ft]: 4 – 5 hrs

The Budi Gandaki is far down but we follow a small tributary instead. Walking in the shady fir forest is very enjoyable. Upon a short climb to a plateau we will be at Shyala village. Our arrival at the village will be surrunded by huge mountains and those are Himal Chuli and Peak 29 (Ngadi Chuli) to the left, Manaslu and large glaciers straight ahead, other snow summits to the right, at the far end stands Ganesh Himal. From a large chorten we look down into a little dip where two rows of houses form the main part of Sama. At the far end of the village, overlooking the valley stands the well-known monastery of Sama. Overnight at Samagaon. Included meal (B,L,D)

Day 11: Samagaon – Pungyen gompa – Samagaon: 6 – 7 hrs exploration

We spend the day at Samagaon both for rest and acclimatization. We pay our attention to ponder at the thousands of mani stones with Buddhist texts and pictures. At this juncture we meet the village women in Samagaon who wear a nice silver spoon as jewelry. On a little hill near Samagaon is an old Gompa. We take a side trip to 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 they met so much resistance that they had to give up their attempt. They finally submitted the mountain in 1959. Overnight at Samagaon. Included meal (B,L,D)

Day 12: Sama – Samdo [3860m/12,660 ft]: 4 – 5 hrs

Today, while descending to the Budhi Gandaki River, that has turned north, we follow it to a bridge over a side stream. The trail to the left leads to the Manaslu Base camp. The Larkya la Trail passes several mani walls as the valley begins to widen. It is an easy trail on a shelf above the river passing the juniper and birch forests of Kermo Kharka. We drop off the shelf, cross the Budhi Gandaki on a wooden bridge and climb steeply onto a promontory between two forks of the river. From a stone arch we can view a large white kani. Finally passing through the kani we find Samdo. Overnight at Samdo. Included meal (B,L,D)

Day 13: Samdo – Dharamsala/Larkya B. C. [4460m/14, 628 ft]: 4 – 5 hrs

Even today, we continue our walk down the edge, cross the wooden bridge over Budi Gandaki and begin walking upward. Upon crossing two streams and witnessing the Larkya Glacier we go around the valley of the Salka Khola and climb up again and come to the stone guest house (4450 m) which is not a lodge but a kind of shelter called Dharmshala, also known as Larkya Phedi. We camp here today and have a rest to prepare for next day’s journey. The short walk today also leaves plenty of time for acclimatization and relaxing in the afternoon. Overnight at Dharmashala Included meal. (B,L,D)

Day 14: Dharamsala – Larkya la [5160m/16, 924 ft] – Bimthang [3720m/12, 201 ft]: 8 – 9 hrs

After a short climb, we reach the ablation valley on the North side of the Larkya Glaciers. Upon this moment we will have the views of Cho Danda and then of Larkya Peak. Finally, we walk across the moraines of the glacier, making a gradual ascent which becomes steeper only in the last section to the pass. From the pass, there are outstanding views of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kangguru and the huge Annapurna II. At here, we savor the spectacular views from the top of the pass. It is a longer day then usual to Bimtang. But to walk into these low pastures with the evening mist coming in and Manaslu will be an experience not to be missed. Overnight at Bimthang. Included meal (B,L,D)

Day 15: Bhimtang – Dharapani (1,860m/6102ft)

On wards we forwar for our next trek to dharapani. Dharapani is at about 2,000m and is at the confluence of the Marsyangdi river coming down from the Annapurna range and the Dudh coming down from Larke. Overnight at guest house. . Included meal (B,L,D)

Day 16. Dharapani – Chame (2,650m/8,694ft)

The trail climbs to Tyanja at 2360 meters, then continuing through forest, but near the river, to Kopar at 2590meters. As we reach the Chame, the headquarters of the Manang district, we are rewarded by the fine views of Annapurna II as you approach Chame & two small hot springs by the town. Along this route we are introduced to a local community said to have migrated from Tibet a long time ago, noticeable by their different features. With them, they have brought local Tibetan house designs and maintained their ways. Overnight at guest house. Included meal (B,L,D)

Day 17: Chame – Pisang (3,300m/10662ft)

The day starts through deep forest in a steep and narrow valley, crosses a river on a long bridge at 2910meters. We then cross another bridge at 3040meters, from there the view of the soaring Paungda Danda rock face really begins to appear. From there the trail joins to climb to Pisang, which sprawls between 3200m & 3300meters. Overnight at guest house. Included meal (B,L,D)

Day 18: Pisang – Manang (3,519m/11545ft)

Today we continue through the drier upper part of the Manang district, cut off from the full effect of the monsoon by the Annapurna Range. People of this region herd the yaks & raise crops for part of the year. They also continue to enjoy special trading rights gained way back in 1784. Leaving Pisang, we have alternate trails north and south of the Marsyangdi River which meets up again at Mungji. The southern route by Hongde, with its airstrip, at 3325meters which involves less climbing than the northern route via Ghyaru, though there are better views on the trail that follows the northern bank of the river. From Mungji, the trail continues past the picturesque but partially hidden village of Bryanga at 3475meters to nearby Manang at 3540meters. Overnight at Guest house. Included meal (B,L,D)

Day 19: Manang – Yak kharka (4010m/13156 ft)

Today we leave Manang, & the trail makes an ascent of nearly 500 meters to the Yak Kharka. We make the climb steadily through Tenki Manang, leaving the Marsyangi Valley. Continuing along the Jarsang Khola Valley, we reach Yak Kharka at 4000 meters, there we see the many yaks and vegetations steadily more sparse. Overnight at Guest house. Included meal (B,L,D)

Day 20: Yak kharka – Throng phedi (4010m/13156 ft), or high camp (4800m)

After asending for two hours the trail descends to cross the river at 4310meters we then climb up to Thorong Phedi at 4450meters where we have recently found some good Guest houses built. Our overnight stay will be there. Overnight at Guest house. Included meal (B,L,D)

Day 21: Throng la pass(5416m/17764ft) – Muktinath(3,700m/12,139ft)

Today is a long trek starting before sunrise at 4 am to reach the pass by 9-10 am otherwise weather conditions will greatly affect the journey. We cross over at an altitude of 5416 meters we can be exposed to strong winds if crossing too late. We start to climb steeply that is regularly used and easy to follow. However, the problem may arise due to the altitude and snow. It often causes terrible problems to cross the pass if it is covered by heavy snow. About four hours climb up to the pass marked by the chortens & prayer flags. As you reach the top, you are rewarded by the magnificent view from the top with another 4 hours trek will take to the holy town of Muktinath. Muktinath means place of Nirvana and is home to the Muktinath temple as well as several monasteries. It is said that all sorrows you feel are relieved when visiting the Temple, which is a scared pilgrimage site to both Hindus and Buddhists. The main pilgrimage normally takes place in September. The Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and has 108 waterspouts around it from which Holy water pours. Another attraction nearby is the Jwala Mai Temple this contains a spring and an eternal flame fed by natural underground gas. Overnight at Guest house. . Included meal (B,L,D)

Day 22: Muktinath – Jomsom(2,743m/8,999ft)

Muktinath is one of most important destination for Hindus pilgrimage. It also hold an important place for the Buddhists. In the morning, we visit the Muktinath Temple of the Lord Vishnu. For the Hindus, the region is a “Muktikhsetra”or the region of liberation or salvation. There are water spouts channeled for the stream running above the temple. There is also a Buddhist Monastery nearby. Also enjoy the magnificent views of Dhaulagiri peak from Muktinath. Muktinath itself demonstrates the religions harmony in Nepal. From Muktinath, we continue back to Jomsom. Included meal.:BLD

Day 23:Jomsom – pokhara by vehicles or plane (915m)

After morning breakfast we check in the airport to fly back to Pokhara, a 30-min dramatic flight to Pokhara between gorge of the two huge mountains, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. On arrival at Pokhara airport, guide will transfer to the lakeside hotel. We make use of the rest afternoon for discovering the beautiful Pokhara valley leisurely. While we walk along the bank of Fewa Lake, a second biggest lake of Nepal, we cannot stop admiring the state of Fish Tail Mountain reflecting in the lake. We can also take a boat around the Fewa Lake or just can take an hour’s walk to the World Peace Pagoda. Evening time, we spend exploring around the lakeside. Overnight at hotel.

Included meals:B

Day 24: Pokhara – Kathmandu

Today, after breakfast, we make a 200 kilometers drive back to Kathmandu. Better to hold on the left pane of the vehicle to enjoy the scenery through the route. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel. There is nothing to do but trade emails with travel companions and organize the photos. You can spend the evening leisurely, perhaps catch up on some last minute shopping. To celebrate the successful completion of our journey, we will have a farewell dinner. Overnight at Kathmandu.

Included meals:BD

Day 25: Sight seeing at Kathmandu

We hope you enjoyed the trek,. Today is the day for the sightseeing to our world heritage area and some the important areas. Included meals:BD

Day 26: Departure to Home

You are saying good bye to the mountains as your journey in Nepal comes to an end today! A representative from Adventure Mountain Nest will take you to the Airport approximately 3 hrs before the scheduled flight. On your way home you’ll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

Included meals:B

Includes

• Airport Pick up and drop

• 2 days in 5 star or similar hotel in Kathmandu

• Lodging and fooding during the trek.

• Welcome and farewell dinners.

• Trekking guide,assistant guide,poters with their salary.

• All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )

• Medical kit

• All government and local taxes

Excludes

•Nepal Visa fee.

• International flight ticket both ways Kathmandu to home.

• If early come back to Kathmandu or late due to any reason, Then the hotel charges will be personal expenses.

• Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu

• Travel and rescue insurance

• Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)

• Tips for guides and porters

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