Manaslu Panorama Trek - Nepal

Manaslu Panorama Trek - Nepal

Manaslu Panorama Trek is a memorable way,in a short period of time,to experience the real Nepal. From the beautiful pine tree covered Himalayan foothills, to the raging Budhi Gandaki River, to local Tibetan cultures lost in time and of course the mighty Manaslu Range. You will be hypnotized and fall under the influence of Mt Manaslu, eighth highest mountain in the world which dominates this region. This trek is relatively easy compared to the other trekking packages of Manaslu region as the route avoids crossing the high altitude pass of Larke La (5,200m) making it an option for your children to enjoy the challenge with you.

The trek ascends the beautiful Budhi Gandaki Valley and every day sees a change of scenery and the higher you go the closer you get to the mighty Mt Manaslu. Most importantly, this trek offers you the unforgettable panoramic view of Manaslu Range along with the Ganesh Himal and the Tibetan border Himalayas too. Mt Manaslu starts to grab your attention with sneak previews on the way up the valley as soon you enter villages like Lihi or Lho. So you don’t necessarily have to go to high altitudes to have your eyes dazzled with the mountain scenery.

The trekking proper begins at Soti Khola, a seven hour jeep ride or longer on a local bus. After 6 days of invigorating trekking passing through friendly villages like Jagat, Pilim, Lihi, Lho you reach the enticing village of Samagaun (3,500m). This is in a majestic setting perched right under the mighty Mt Manaslu and the Manaslu Range. You can just about reach out and touch them. It is here a few days rest is taken before the return trek back down the valley to Soti Khola. While in Sama Gaun the fit and hardy can trek to Mt Manaslu Base Camp (4,400m) which has outstanding high altitude mountain views.

 

 


  • Destination: Manaslu Panaroma Trekking
  • Activities: Cultural / Tour Trekking
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Grade: Moderate
  • Mode of Trip: Lodge Trekking
  • Maximum Altitude: 3,880m
  • Transportation: Flight / Drive
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Tent
  • Group Size: 2 - 15
  • Season: September to April

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Sightseeing in world heiritage sites

Day 03: Flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar

Day 05: Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar. (Optional hike to Thame Valley or Everest View Hotel)

Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (Visit Tyangboche Monastery)

Day 07: Trek back to Namche Bazaar

Day 08: Trek back to Lukla

Day 09: Fly back to Kathmandu

Day 10: Departure to your destination

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
After your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in medieval and modernized Kathmandu, you will be warmly greeted by our office representative and transfered to the hotel. After check in and some refreshments, our senior sherpa guide will come to meet you and give you a brief orientation about Everest Panorama Trek. You can then go for a stroll down the street to get familiar with the neighbourhood, have supper and go to bed. This is your first overnight in the valley of temples and cows, probably the most in the world.

Day 02: Sightseeing in world heiritage sites
The capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu, being the historical and cultural heart of the country, is a popular destination for tourists, trekkers and other types of adventure seekers. The city is a marvelous amalgamation of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western cultures and influences. Patan and Bhaktapur are its two major neighboring cities. These two cities, like Kathmandu, have a rich historical, cultural and religious legacy which is reflected in the many temples, monuments and artifacts that they contain. You will be taken on a half-day guided tour of Kathmandu and Bhaktapur cities. In Kathmandu, you will be visiting Pashupatinath, the most famous and revered Hindu shrine in the country; Boudhanath, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal, Soyambhunath, which contains both Buddhist and Hindu shrines and stands as testimony to the religious harmony that exists in the country; and the 15th-century 55-window palace in Bhaktapur. An orientation session for the trek, which commences the following day, will be organized in the evening.

Day 03: Flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding
A thrilling scenic flight to Lukla and a landing on a steep mountain runway brings us to the start of our trek at the village of Lukla [2,850m]. After meeting the crew, we head up the Dudh Kosi Valley on a well-marked trail and then stay overnight in Phakding on full board meals.

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar
After a good breakfast at Phakding, we set out for the mountain junction town of namche; we cross and re-cross the river on high airy suspension bridges. Beyond Monjo is the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park which was set-up in order to protect and preserve the fragile mountain environment. We then take a steep hike to Namche. If the weather is clear, we get the first glimpse of Mt Everest. Namche is the main trading village in the Khumbu and has a busy Saturday market - a meeting place for the Hindu traders from the lowlands and the Tibetan yak caravans that have crossed the glaciated Nangpa La. Namche is the gateway to the Khumbu. This is where we crash out for the night with all meals included.

Day 05: Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar. (Optional hike to Thame Valley or Everest View Hotel)
Namche is the perfect place to acclimatize with the higher altitudes before heading off towards Tyangboche. To prepare you for the tough climbing to come in the days ahead, you can walk up to Khunde hospital which was set-up by Sir Edmund Hillary or you can take a one hour walk up to the Syangboche (3,800m.) where Everest View Hotel is situated above Namche for the outstanding views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. Stay overnight at your lodge in bustling Namche which is a real happening town hereabouts.

Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (Visit Tyangboche Monastery)
After breakfast in Namche, we start our trek towards Tengboche enjoying superb view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and close up view of Thamserku. Our trek follows on the gradual trail with few ups and downs overlooking magnificent view of the great Himalaya. Along the way we can spot wild lives like pheasant, musk deer, or a herd of Himalayan Thar. The trail goes gradually down up to Kyangjuma. The path eventually reaches Sanasa which is the major trail junction to Gokyo valley and Everest Base Camp. The track then follows through the pine forests and after we cross the prayer flags festooned bridge over Dudh Kosi River, we reach Phunki Tenga, a small settlement with a couple of teahouses and a small army post amidst the alpine woods. After having a relaxed lunch at Phunki Tenga we then have a little tough climb steep up through the pine forests while before we reach Tengboche. Tengboche is a great place for close up views of Ama-Dablam, Nuptse, and Everest and it has a biggest Buddhist Monastery all over in Khumbu region. Overnight stay at lodge in Tengboche with all meals covered – breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 07: Trek back to Namche Bazaar
There’s always the option to trek up to Jorsalle for some more mountain beauty and Trek back to Namche. It’s about 5 hours walk from Tengboche and we do an overnight at Namche with full board meals (Breakfast/Dinner/Lunch).

Day 08: Trek back to Lukla
There’s always the option to trek up to Jorsalle for some more mountain beauty and Trek back to Namche. It’s about 5 hours walk from Tengboche and we do an overnight at Namche with full board meals (Breakfast/Dinner/Lunch).

Day 09: Fly back to Kathmandu
Most flights from Lukla to Kathmandu are schedule early morning to avoid the strong winds. It’s a scenic flight from Lukla to Kathmandu for about forty five minutes. We touch down at Kathmandu and transferred to our hotel. But please note, sometimes the flight can be delayed or cancelled in the mountain regions of this type due to inclement weather and other unpredictable reasons beyond our control. Our guests are expected to be patient.

Day 10: Departure to your destination
After breakfast and our last day in Kathmandu, our vehicle and escorts will be on standby to drop you to the international airport three hours before our scheduled flight back home.

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop upon arrival and departure In trekking; Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 3 meals per day and overnight accommodation at tea house lodge.
  • Transportation- KTM-Lukla-Lukla fight
  • Necessary trekking permit, conservation and TIMS fee.
  • Trained trekking guide and porter, necessary insurance, and accommodation meals allowance and salary
  • 4 Nights hotel in Kathmandu (BB Basis)
  • One day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu

Cost Excludes

  • Extra day hotel stay in Kathmandu
  • Foods self lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses are laundry, telephone, alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks (including cold drinks and mineral/hot water), tips for guide & porter etc.
  • Personal travel insurance and emergency evacuation cost. Extra cost for if in case trek effected by natural calamities
  • Personal trekking equipments for the trek.

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Trip Facts

Trip Duration 10 Day
Destination Nepal
Trip Grade Moderate - B
Transportation Private Vehicle
Accomodation Hotel + Lodges + Tent
Starting Price US$
Trip Type Tea House Trek
Meals Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
Max. Altitude 3,880 Meter
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