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Trekking and Peak climbing in Annapurna Region

                     TREKKING AND PEAK CLIMBING IN ANNAPURNA REGION

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The Annapurna Region within the Mt. Annapurna range is a popular trekking destination in Nepa.l Annapurna Region is an excellent trekking area in Nepal Himalayan. Annapurna region has easily accessible teahouse then Manaslu, Kanchenjunga, and Dolpo. About two-thirds of a trekker in Nepal visited the Annapurna region.

 Annapurna Region Area is a well-known trekking region. There are seven major trekking routes in the Annapurna region. They are the Narphu valley trek, the Mustang trek, the Annapurna Sanctuary route, poonhill, khorpa Ridge trek, Mardi himal trek, and the Annapurna Circuit trek. However, Geographically upper mustang is also part of the Annapurna region.

Trekking and peak climbing in Annapurna Region offers you to enjoy extraordinary views of the most beautiful Himalayan scenery. Additionally, you can see very close views of  Annapurna Massif (Annapurna I-IV), Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu, Annapurna, Tilicho Peak, and, Pisang Peak. After the ascent of the mythical Thorong Pass at 5,416 m, upper mustang and Narphu valley of the Annapurna Regions treks allow us to evolve through a variety of exceptional landscape paddy fields, into subtropical forests, several waterfalls, gigantic cliffs, and various villages, rhododendrons, and conifers forests, terraced crops, ethnic group thakalis, gurungs all have their own atmosphere, their particular way of life.

The restricted trekking Area of the Annapurna Region

 

Additionally, upper Mustang, Saribung pass, and Narphu valley Trekking are restricted areas because the board is close to Tibet. So, thenarphu valley trek trekker needs a special permit from the travel agency. Saribung pass and Narphu valley are less explored by trekkers, even though it has retained much of their original purity and beauty. Normally, the narphu valley trekking route has a very basic tea house and does not develop the upper Mustang, Annapurna circuit, and base camp trek.

Sari bung (6346m) lies to the north of the Mustang region of Damodar Himal. Saribung is rated as the most dangerous and challenging pass in Nepal.  You need a camping arrangement for this trek and trekkers with some experience of trekking at high altitudes. for the Annapurna circuit trek (Thorong la pass), Annapurna base camp, and poonhill you need only an Annapurna Conservation Area project permit (Rs 3000) and TIMS cards (Rs 1000). This area is popular and more crowded by trekkers and has region has easily accessible teahouse and lodges.

Peak climbing in the Annapurna region

After the Everest region, Annapurna is popular for trekking and peak climbing. here we have list of some popular climbing peak

  1. Singu Chuli  6501m
  2. Hiunchuli  6441m
  3. Chulu West 6427M
  4. Chulu East  6584M
  5. Pisang peak 6,091M
  6. chulu far east 6,059M
  7. Dhampus peak 6,012M

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Road access And trekking route in Annapurna 

 

Annapurna circuit trek, upper mustang Trek usually takes 3 weeks from Kathmandu to Pokhara. But continuing construction of roads in the Annapurna region has shortened trail end trekking Thorong la and mustang. However, Narphu valley can take 9 to 15 days to finish an acclimatizing. construction of a road to Mustang, and Annapurna circuits have become the most popular destination in the world for mountain biking.

If you are trekking to Thorong La pass highly recommended that trekkers take the high trail from Pisang, Ghyaru via Ngawal to Manang, as the views are spectacular. The villages along the route are Tibetan-style villages still in their original state and Sleeping in e these villages help with acclimatization, as they are located already higher than Manang. Tilicho lake Another side trip gaining popularity for visit. Now, there are lodges along the trail to Tilicho Base Camp. After the Thorong La pass via Jomsom it is possible to continue the trek to Ghorepani, and poonhill to Pokhara.

WHY YOU WILL LOVE ANNAPURNA REGION?

  1. Ascend and cross to the world’s highest pass Thorong la 5416 meters along the Annapurna Circuit.
  2. Discover Nepal’s compact capital in Kathmandu and Muktinath temple after Thorong la pass. Trekking past terraced rice fields, rhododendron forests, and oak forests,
  3. there’s a diverse formation of nature that expect in the Annapurna region.
    Discover about Nepalese mountain people’s life, culture, and traditions
  4. while you stay in teahouses in the small communities along the way.
  5. Spend time in the peaceful Pokhara after finishing your trek and Relax with your group on the banks of Phewa Lake.
  6. Visit the ancient Kingdom of Lo Manthang, Lie in the rain shadow, and a great trek to escape the summer monsoon
  7. Upper mustang Trekking  through a stark desert landscape with spires and cliffs
  8. Many peaks and high Mountains for climbing and expedition.

Annapurna Conservation survey Report

Annapurna Conservation Area was established in 2043 B.S. (1986 AD.) the area of about 7629 square kilometers (2,946 square mi.).  According to the survey report, Annapurna Conservation Area consists of some of the world’s highest peaks; Annapurna I (8,091m.) and Machhapuchhre (6,993m.). The world’s deepest gorge, Kali Gandaki lies in the Annapurna conservation area. It also consists of Tilicho lake, one of the world’s highest altitudes. There are 1226 plant species, and 101 species of mammals including many rare species such as snow leopard, musk deer, Tibetan argali, and Tibetan wolf. There are  478 species of birds, 38 Orchid species, 39 species of reptiles, 22 species of amphibians, 9 species of rhododendrons, and 38 species of colorful flowering plants. They have made Annapurna Conservation Area beautiful and attractive.

The Himalayan Ranges In Nepal

 The Himalayan Ranges in Nepal is one of the youngest and highest mountain systems in the earth. The Himalayan name comes from Sanskrit Hima-snow and  Alaya- home. Therefore, it extends over 2400 km (1800 miles) from the Indus in Pakistan and Brahmaputra in Assam, India. However, the central section of the Himalaya traverses through Nepal for about 800 km from Mahakali to Kanchenjunga and is known as Nepal Himalaya. According to estimation, there are 1310 peaks that exceed 6000 meters in height. Out of the world’s 14 highest peaks, there are eight in Nepal. These are :

Mount Everest      8848 m

Kanchenjunga       8598 m

Lhotse                  8516m

Makalu                8463 m

Cho-Oyu             8201 m

Dhaulagiri          8167m

Manaslu                8160m

Annapurna         8091m

 

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The Himalayan range in Nepal Much of the country above 5000 meters is under permanent snow cover. The snow line varies, Winter snowfall occurs up to an elevation of 2000 meters. So, according to an unpublished project report submitted by the central department of geography T.U to the industrial branch, Ministry of Tourism and Civil  Aviation (2001), there are nine additional peaks exceeding 8000 meters, four in the Kanchenjunga range, three in the vicinity of Lhotse, and two in the vicinity of Cho Oyu.

 

There are more than 27 Himalayan ranges in Nepal but we can recognize 13 major Himalayan ranges in Nepal.

 

  1. The Kanchenjunga Himal Range: Constitute the easternmost limits of Nepal Himalaya and the range stands on the border between Nepal and Sikkim of  India. The third highest peak of the world, Kanchenjunga lies in this Himal.
  2. The Kumbakarna Himal Range: Stretching from Barun Glacier to the upper reaches of the Arun River is the Kumbakarana  Himal dominated by Makalu.
  3. The Khumbu Himal Range: Also known as Mahalangur Himal Stretches from Barun River to Dudh Koshi is the largest, most rugged, and varied in the Himalayan Chain. Mt. Everest dominates it. The other important peaks are Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Ama Dablam.
  4. The Rolwaling Himal Range: lies between the Dudh Kosi and Choba Bhamare. The range culminated in Mt. Gaurishanker (7145m).
  5. The Jugal Himal Range: Lies between the Bhote Kosi (Sunkosi) and Langtang Himal. The main peaks are Phubi Chyachu (6722m)  Dorje lakpa (6799m).
  6. The Lantang Himal Range: Stretches from the jugal Himal in the East to Rasuwa Garhi in the west. The highest peak is langtang lirung (7246m).
  7. The Ganesh Himal Range: Extends from Chillime Khola in the east to the upper basin of  Budhi Gandaki river in the west. This group culminates in Ganesh peak(7406m)
  8. The Gorkha Himal Range: Stretches from Budhi Gandaki river in the east to Marsyangdi river in the west. The main peaks are Baudha Himal(6742m). Dakura(7514m), Himalchuli East (7892m) and Manaslu(8156m).
  9. The Annapurna Himal Range: Stretches between the Marsyangdi River in the east and Kali Gandaki in the west. The principal peaks are Annapurna Ranges and Macchepuchhare (7059m).
  10. The Dhaulagiri Himal Range: Extends from the  Kali Gandaki River valley in the east to the Thuli Bheri in the west. The range is dominated by Dhaulagiri I (8137m).
  11. The Kanjiroba Himal Range: Lies between Barbung Khola in the east and the Karnali river in the west.
  12. The Saipal Himal Range: Lies between the Karnali river in the east and the Seti River in the west.
  13. The Byas Rishi Himal Range: Lies between the Seti River and the Mahakali River and this River and this range constitute the Western limit of  Nepal Himalaya.

 THE WELL KNOWN MOUNTAIN RANGES FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD

 

Karakoram
Karakoram
Karakoram range

Length – 500 km, Countries – India, Pakistan, China Borders on Himalaya, Pamir Mountain, Hindu Raj Highest point –K2 (8611)  Most heavily glaciated part  of the world outside of the polar region

 

 

 

 

Five of the most prominent Northern American mountain ranges

 

  1. The Appalachain Moutain range
  2. The Cascade Mountain Range ( Mt Rainier is the highest in Cascade)
  3. Kalmath Mountain Range
  4. Rocky Mountain Range  
  5. Sierra  Nevada Mountain Range

 

 

Alps

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Alps

Generally, the alps are divided between the western Alps and the eastern Alps. The Western Alps are located in Italy, France, and Swiss and the highest peak is Mt. Blanc (4809 meters). However, Eastern Alps belong to Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Liechtenstein, and Slovenia, and the highest peak in Dufourspitze, 4634 meters.

 

 

 

Andes

Andes

Longest exposed mountain range 7000 km, highest mountain range outside Asia. The highest peak, Aconcagua rising to 6962 meters. Geographically divided into three sectors. The southern in Argentina and Chile; the central Andes, including Chilean and Peruvian cordilleras and parts of Bolivia; and the northern section in Venezuela, Colombia, and northern Ecuador.

 

  

Expedition in Nepal

                            Expedition in Nepal

CLIMBING EQUIPMENT

 

Expedition in Nepal, One can explore the beauty of Nepal in many ways, like trekking, peak climbing, cultural tour or jungle safari. But the authentic way to experience the beauty and adventure of Nepal is through an expedition in the Himalayas. Nepal is one of the favorite destinations for every mountaineer and adventure seeker. As, it offers a wide range of peaks, from iconic Everest to stunning Island Peak and others 6000m to 8000ms peak. 

The remote villages, wildlife of the Himalayas, breathtaking view of peaks, magnificent glaciers, rich culture, and lifestyle of ethnic groups of the Himalayas are the true essence of Nepal’s expedition. All these highlights offer you a chance to experience the authentic adventure of an expedition in Nepal.

Brief History of Expedition in Nepal

In 1949, Nepal started mountain tourism and opened its climbing peaks for tourists. After which, many famous climbers made history by climbing the highest mountains of Nepal.

The Annapurna was first climbed by Morris Herzog and Luis Lachine with a French Annapurna Expedition on 3 June 1950.  On May 29, 1953, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay with a British Expedition were the first to successfully reach the summit of Mt. Everest. Before Everest, Sir Edmund Hillary had also attempted Cho Oyu in 1952.  Due to the lack of route, it remained unsuccessful.

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Their success stories inspired many other mountaineers and promoted the mountain tourism of Nepal. Since that time mountain expedition in Nepal has been the major attraction for climbers from all over the world. 

In Nepal, the period from 1950 to 1960 was the golden age of Mountain climbing. The mountain tourism industry started growing with many well-established private companies. 

 

Mountains for Expedition in Nepal

Nepal is home to eight of the world’s highest mountains at an altitude of 3,500m above such as Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Manaslu. 

Besides these eight highest peaks, there are further 326 climbing peaks for mountaineering expeditions. Everest and Annapurna are the attention-grabbing mountain peaks of Nepal. Similarly, other mountain peaks like Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Manaslu are also quite popular.

Moreover, Nepal also keeps introducing new unexplored peaks occasionally. Which provides you a chance to be the first to explore and climb the peaks that have never climbed before.

The Ministry of Tourism manages the administration of mountain peaks above 6,500m. Meanwhile, The Nepal Mountaineering Association manages the administration of Trekking Peaks. That ranges from 5,800m to 6,584m.

The Best Mountain Expedition in Nepal

Nepal offers plenty of climbing peaks for a mountain expedition. But among them, here are the three best mountain expeditions:

1) Mount Everest Expedition 

Every mountaineer expedition in Nepal dreams of reaching the world’s highest point, the summit of Mount Everest (8,848.86 ft). Mt. Everest is also known as Sagarmatha in Nepali and Chomolungma in Tibetian. It lies in the most beautiful mountain region, the Khumbu region of Nepal. 

The Expedition to Mount Everest is the greatest challenge and lifetime experience at the same time. The rewarding view of Khumbu Glacier, the settlements of the Sherpa people, and the rich history of the expedition will make your journey interesting. 

The South Col and Northeast Ridge are the two common routes to climb this iconic mountain. Climbers mostly prefer the South Col route because it provides the most assured means to reach the summit.

The routes to reach the top are full of challenges and difficulties that need good mountaineering skills and full determination. Despite all the struggle, the feeling of reaching the summit of magnificent Everest is unbeatable. 

2) Manaslu expedition in nepal

Manaslu 8,163 m, is a large summit, the eighth 8,000 on the earth. Its Sanskrit  Manasa means “mountain of the spirit” or “refuge of the soul”. The ascent of Manaslu is technically affordable for mountaineers. However, it remains a big undertaking like all the climbs of the highest Himalayan peaks. Manaslu is less crowded in spring than in autumn because most of the expeditions are to Everest.

Manaslu expedition in Nepal, we offer you a combination Manaslu circuit trekking  Larke la pass (5160m). Fascinating traditional culturally and spectacular geographically of a beautiful Himalayan range of Manaslu expedition is demanding, climbing  (peak ) Mount for adventure climber and trekkers in present time also The climbing is technical than other peaks like Cho Oyu and Shisha Pangma. This crossing of the different Himalayan stages is also a real journey to the discovery of some Nepalese ethnic families as we cross villages inhabited by Gurung, Tibetans

3) Baruntse expedition 

The Baruntse is fantastic climbing in the Eastern Himalayas of Nepal. Isolated by vast expanses of ice, its access is relatively difficult. We cross the Mera la Pass and take the opportunity to climb Mera peak (6470m).  therefore, those who wish, to climb Mera Peak at 6,461 m also can join the Baruntse base camp. However, We ascents via the West Col route which is open by Eric Shipton and Edmund Hillary in 1952.

We Walk in the heart of the splendid Hunku valleys, between sparkling glaciers and lakes, which allows excellent acclimatization. Finally, our assault on the south ridge will be carrying out from the Barun range. Its extraordinary panoramic view of Ama Dablam, Mt. Lhotse, and Mt. Makalu. We will be in the heart of the highest mountains in the world.

4) Himlung himal expedition

The Himlung Himal is  most popular 7,000m peak nepal. However, it is not technically the simplest. This expedition is the ideal peak to summit. those who want to discover the high altitude and naturally. it has become more frequent, especially in the fall. It is a peak that we know very perfectly. we approach with an even more detailed itinerary for a better start to the region and gradual acclimatization. The ascent takes place in a very high mountain atmosphere and without significant objective risk.

The first part of the route, from French Camp to Camp 3, is technically affordable. Then, the altitude makes itself felt. To access camp 4 at Lung La is a little more physical, on large, not very steep slopes. On the last, the final ridge of the route is more demanding and real ease in mountaineering.  without being really difficult we summit the peak.

5) Ama Damblum expedition 

A beautiful Mt. Ama Dablam means reliquary of the mother. Its references, the star-shaped necklace worn by Sherpanis (women of the Sherpa ethnic group). During, the expedition We follow a normal route from the southwest. The route is opened by Mike Gill, Barry Bishop, Mike Ward, and Wally Romanes in 1961.

Ama Dablam is located in the Khumbu massif, at the foot of two 8000, Everest and Lhotse. Its aesthetics and its difficulty, real but surmountable for an experienced mountaineer, make it particularly attractive. Despite everything, it accessible to about twenty climbers every day when the weather is good

6) Annapurna Expedition

The Annapurna (8,091m) is the tenth highest and most popular mountain for the expedition in Nepal. It is a 55 km long massif, settled in north-central Nepal. Kali Gandaki Gorge bounds this giant massif on the west. Meanwhile, the Marshyangdi river and Pokhara valley bound it from the east and south, respectively.The steep climbing, zigzag crosses, high risk of avalanches and fatality makes Annapurna one of the most dangerous mountains. Therefore, during winter you should avoid the expedition otherwise it can become life-threatening. 

Moreover, this expedition will offer you a chance to experience the settlements of the Thakali people and the stunning view of the Upper Mustang valley. During this expedition, maintain your attitude of accepting and dealing with challenges. It is necessary to have proper climbing skills and solid experience.

7) Makalu Expedition

Makalu (8,463) is the world’s fifth highest mountain, which lies in the Mahalangur Himalayas, southeast of Mt. Everest. It has a stunning pyramid-like shape with four sharp-edged ridges.

During your expedition, you will come across the colorful rhododendron, different orchids, wildflowers, and mixed settlements of various ethnic groups. That offers a splendid chance to explore the flora of Himalayan regions.

The expedition to Makalu is challenging with the hanging icefall, steep slopes, and rock pillar. It is a technical mountain that needs a good mountaineering experience and at least one attempt on a mountain of 8,000m. 

Mountaineering Expedition Team in Nepal

In Nepal, you will find plenty of trekking companies that offer fully guided expeditions in the Himalayas. These companies provide high-class services and take care of your safety. 

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we arrange all the essential items like food, utensils, chairs, tents, etc that you will need in your expedition. Also, they provide a team of well-trained climbing guides, professional porters, skilled cooks, and experienced staff to enhance your journey through the Himalayas. 

During the expedition, the team will fix ropes and ladders across the route for your safety. Porters or Sherpas will carry the logistics of mountain climbing throughout the expedition. 

The locations to set camp are pre-decided where you can rest and eat at night. Every member of the team helps each other in preparing meals and cleaning up. It offers an opportunity for you to learn more about the people and culture of Nepal. 

Permits for mountaineering Expedition in Nepal 

As per the rule of the Nepal government, climbers must get a permit for every trekking region of Nepal. Otherwise, you will not be allowed to continue further from the check post. For further details, you can check the official website of the alpinist club .

Permit for National Park and Conservation Area of N.epal:

The climbers have to take permits from Nepal Trekking and TIMS to enter these regions. These regions are easily accessible and well developed that ensures the quick progress and success of your mountaineering expedition in Nepal. 

  1. The trekking regions of Everest (Sagarmatha), Makalu, Langtang, and Dolpo are National Parks.
  2. The trekking regions like Annapurna, Manaslu, Gaurishankar, and Kanchenjunga regions are Conservation Areas. 

For a permit, you will need a passport copy, passport-size photo, and fee amount. The permit fee may vary depending upon the trekking routes. For further details, you can visit the official website of the  alpinist club 

Permits for Restricted areas of  Expedition in Nepal:

For restricted areas, climbers have to get special permits from the Department of Immigration. The restricted area comprises remote places with challenging routes. For which you may need a completely distinct approach for the mountaineering expedition in Nepal.

  1. The regions like Mustang, Manaslu, Dolpo, Kanchenjunga fall among the restricted areas.
  2. To get the permit you have to hire a licensed trekking guide from a registered trekking company.

For further details l, you can check the official website of the alpinist club

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Manaslu Circuit Trek

                      MANASLU CIRCUIT TREK

A great diversity of landscapes subtropical valleys, icy solitudes Close-up views of the high peaks and hidden culture and traditional, A magnificent trek around the very aesthetic  Manaslu 8,160m

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 Manaslu is the eighth highest peak on the planet at 8,163m. Manaslu means mountain of the spirit words comes from Sanskrit Manasa. It is located in the Gorkha Himal range with a double main peak at 8263m and 7992m. Manaslu was first climbed by the Japanese expedition team on May 9, 1956. Manaslu circuit trek Is popular for both trekking and expedition. It is one of the closest trekking routes from Kathmandu. Manaslu circuit trek is not crowded like the Annapurna region and Everest base camp trekking route.

Our  Manaslu circuit trek offers a variety of trekking options for those who want to do trekking in this region. Manaslu region is one of the most geographically spectacular and culturally fascinating. This trek starts from laprak gurung village and offers a combination of rich cultural diversity and fantastic mountain scenery. Manaslu region, High Mountain is inhabited by Lamas, Buddhists, and below, there are mostly Gurungs. The popular Manaslu trekking route reached Larkey la pass 5163 is the highest point along with the trekking. This unspoiled and wild region was permitted from 1991 by the Nepal government. Manaslu circuit trek Larkey pass descent through alpine meadows at bhimatang before joining Annapurna circuit trail.

  why should you explore the Manaslu circuit trek?

 

How long is the Manaslu Trek?
@mule on the way to sama gau

The name of Manaslu originates from the Sanskrit word Manasa, which means “mountain of the spirit”. The Manaslu (8163 m) throne, isolated, away from the crowds. Comparable in many ways to the Annapurna, Langtang, and Everest trek in Nepal. The Manaslu trek takes place in a valley of less frequentation. The recent construction of lodges has seen this circuit evolve over the years. The gompa (monastery) of Sama in an amphitheater at the foot of Manaslu marks the entry into Buddhist territory.

 The Larkya La pass (5135 m), the climax of the route presents a gentle slope.  before plunging sharply to reach the lower valleys. Superb panoramic views of Manaslu and typical villages inhabited by different ethnic groups.  Manaslu circuit trek bordering with Tibet in the northern parts has been influenced by the Tibetan culture and lifestyle. The remote villages of Gurung, Ghale, Bhatia, Tibetan Buddhists warmly give you a chance to explore their religion by visiting the ancient gompas and monasteries.

 Manaslu Trek is an uncrowned trekking route in Nepal with various and magnificent mountain scenery around the valley. This high-altitude trekking is near Kathmandu valley. Manaslu region has many trekking routes like Dharche trek, charchuri Himal trek, Nisarang lake trek, Ganesh Himal, Rupina La pass trek, and Tsum valley trek. which are quiet, silent, and untouched parts. Manaslu circuit Trekking Area has ensured valuable flora, fauna, and cultures, traditions prevalent in the region.

How to hike the Manaslu circuit trek?

 

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 This trek is a moderately difficult trek and closed to the Tibetan border. Nepal’s Government has declared the Manaslu is a restricted area to control tourism in the region. As a result, individual and independent trekkers are not allowed in Manaslu.

Trekkers are issue to obtaining a special permit to enter. there must be a minimum of two trekkers in a group and accompanied by a local guide and porter. Additionally, your permit must be processed through a local trekking agency. Even, Freelance guides cannot issue permits for the restricted region.

Two main options on how to do the trek to Manaslu circuit trek. you can do a package tour through an agency. Or without packages, only hire a guide from the travel agency. Doing an organized trek through a Trekking agency is good. option if you are single or not confident to do the trek, it is an easier but more expensive option.

 

Manaslu  circuit trek Itinerary 

 

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The best Manaslu Circuit trek itinerary comprises 15 trekking days. The route begins with a drive from Kathmandu to Blauwa, Barpak in the north Gorkha. From there, the trek starts to  walk from barpak, Gupsi Laprak,  singla  and joint Khorla Besi then at Jagat in the Budi Gandaki valley. First mountain Views of  Buddha Ganesh, shiringi, and chamar Himalnmare have seen vividly from the Gupsi hillside of Laprak village.

They were then taking the commercial trail from khorla besi to head on to Samdo Gaon (3800m). From there, trek to Dharamshala to cross the pass of Larkya La (5160m)  towards Bimthang (3700m). Then the off-beat track leads to Tilije and Dharapani. Finally, a drive from Dharapani to arrive in  Kathmandu completes the full circle of the Manaslu Trek.

 Accommodation on  Manaslu circuit trek 

 

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Accommodation on the Manaslu circuit trek will be in lodges and tea houses run by the local community.  But some part of camping tent is possible if you like to do camping trek in Manaslu region.

The teahouse has a central commonplace for dining and a fired heater. while the bedrooms are unheated with twin sharing bases,  mattresses, pillows, and blankets. However, You will need to bring a sleeping is much more convenient as the nights can get very chilly.

Generally, The lodges and tea houses have showers.  which are powered by gas. Most of the tea house has electricity and wifi is possible most of the tea house except Dharmasala and bhimthang.

          packing list for Manaslu circuit trek

 

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When you are doing a trek in Nepal, especially in the high passes trek. Trekking gear and clothing are very important to the success of your trip. You should know, what should you pack for Nepal trekking? If you don’t know, don’t worry, here we are to help you.

 the clothing,  you will pack is to keep you warm, dry, protected from the sun and snow, able to move comfortably in the mountains and low altitude, able to be comfortable in the evenings and night.

Kathmandu in Thamel which is full of equipment and gear shops, each one a store of new,l very reasonably priced for rental and buying. You can buy almost anything needed for any trek. click our equipment is more information (equipment for trekking).

 

BAGS: Large Duffle bag/Rucksack  80L ( provide by our company for a porter to carry) + Medium Daypack ~40L (carried by you)
SHELL: Top and bottoms to keep off wind/rain
INSULATION: Warm layered system to keep you warm- body hands & Head
BASELAYER: Thin layers to wick away sweat and to strip down to when it gets hot
FEET: Comfortable, Waterproof trekking boots to support your ankles over rough terrain. Lighter footwear to change in camp.
SLEEPING: Warm sleeping bag & Bedroll to get a good night to sleep at the lodges & camps
EATING/DRINKING: Water bottles & snacks for during the day trek
WASHING & MEDICAL:  To allow you to wash and maybe stave off a headache or blister

If you have any questions about what to pack and bring then please email us.

 

Manaslu trek cost

Why is Manaslu called Killer Mountain?
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 Manaslu trek cost is higher than other trekking in Nepal as it is in a remote and restricted area. The trek cannot be done solo. Hiring a guide is compulsory  .  which adds to the cost apart from the expensive permit cost. There are two different ways that you can go for the trek:

 All-Inclusive Package trek

An all-inclusive Manaslu Trekking package offered by a travel agency ranges anywhere from USD 9000to USD 2500. The Manaslu Circuit Trek cost depends upon the number of groups, the standard of the services offered in the package. It could be different in terms of transportation, accommodation and food standard, guide and porter facility, and more.

In general, the quality package offered by many trekking agencies includes land travel, accommodation, and meals during the trip, permits, guide and porter facilities with their insurance, food, and accommodation.

The trekking package cost is lower if you trek in a group because the guide and porter costs can be divided. But, This package does not include any personal interest expenses like hot showers, extra porters, bar bills, snacks, internet, bottled water, travel insurance, etc.

 

              Hire guide and porter

 

manaslu circuit trekking cost
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You can hire a local guide and porter on your own in the pace of having a trekking agency. you will manage the cost for your accommodation, food, transportation, permits, personal expenses, as well as the permit, transportation, insurance, food and accommodation, and tips of guide and porter.

note, having a more extensive group means the cost is divided, and it is cheaper per person. Going with a large group means cost division, so a minimal budget will also be enough in such a case. Hiring guide and porter alone will cost: Guide: USD 25 to USD 35/day + tips and Porter: USD 15 to USD 25/day + tips

How Difficulty is Manaslu circuit Trek?

 

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          @blue sheep at Dharamsala (4,400m)

 The trek lasts from 13 days to 23 days it depends on your Manaslu circuit trek itinerary. In total distance 177km On average, you will have o walk  5 to 7hours in 10 to 25km per day. you might have to walk for 8 -9 hours a day of larkye la pass. Manaslu circuit trekking routes are challenging with the winding trails.

The weather also plays a huge role in determining the trek difficulty. The Manaslu circuit trek leads you through six climatic zones- the tropical and subtropical zone, the temperate zone, the subalpine zone, the alpine zone, and the arctic zone.

The days are generally warm and dry while the nights are cold and freezing. Wind, blazing sun and heavy rainfall in the lower part,  snow, and freezing night in high are all possible in this trek. pack your clothes with regard to the season you intend to travel.

 

 

How fit do I need to be to trek in Manaslu?

 

How long is the Manaslu Trek?
samdo village at 3,800m

It is a common question that most people or trekkers ask. this is a beautiful trek with fewer tourists. Manaslu circuit trek is 180km include a larkye la pass (5160m).

The trek can complete 14 to 22days with Tsum valley. So, physical and mental fitness is needed.so, before going trek you need to train very well for the high pass. And the route is mostly uphill ascent.

If you are not fitness you may suffer from altitude sickness and other problems. To avoid this problem do more walk and Aerobic and cardio exercise (running, swimming, cycling) a month before your trek.

 

 

How many miles is the Manaslu Circuit?
view of Bhimthang includes mt. Manaslu            

                                                      Manaslu circuit  trek summary

 

Distance – 120 km/75 mi
Days required – 13  to 24days
Highest point – 5160m larkye la pass
Difficulty  – moderated 

Permits –  Manaslu Conservation Area Permit
Annapurna Conservation Area Permit
Special Permit for Manaslu     
USD 30 for MCAP
USD 30 for ACAP

Special Permit
September – November
USD 100 per person/week
USD 15 per person/day (beyond 1 week)

 December – August
USD 75 per person/week
USD 10 per person/day (beyond 1 week)

Guide –   compulsory,
Accommodation – guest houses
Water- The best water filter for traveling
 Using Lifestraw Bottles when traveling 

 

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A COMPLETE GUIDE, EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK

EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK

If you are looking for lovely outdoor activities then definitely, the Everest base camp trek should be on your bucket list. The Everest Base Camp (EBC) trek in Nepal is one of the toughest and the most popular trek globally.  Get yourself, and prepare to witness the spectacular view of mountains. This grand voyage takes to the valleys full of forests and alongside precipitous ridgelines.

How long is the Everest base camp?

The duration of the trek totally depends on your trekking style. The number of days you have taken rest, and lastly where you have begun your trek.

If you have started your trek from Jiri then, it’ll make you extra 6-7 days on foot to reach Namche Bazar.  from Salleri it will take you an extra 3 days. Even, if you want to shorten your trip then fly to Lukla will be the best option because it’ll take only one day to reach Namche Bazar. From Namche, the Bazar trek can take a minimum of 9 days and days to return back to Lukla.

What makes the Everest Base camp trekking special?

Everest base camp trek will make you experience the best view of mountains throughout the trails. You will get a chance to explore the trail throughout the thick and wonderful Rhododendron forest. It will present you with the captivating beauty of Himalayan scenery, beautiful rivers, and streams. You will also get to meet the authentic Sherpa people in the Khumbu region. Make sure you won’t miss all of the above.

What is the best season for the Everest Base Camp trek?

The most appropriate time to start your trek to Everest would be in spring (March-May) or fall (October-November), while a helicopter tour can be taken any time the weather is good outside of monsoon season. Winter shouldn’t be off the table, either as long as you’re prepared for cold temperatures.

Is the Everest base camp in Nepal difficult?

The hardness level of the Everest Base Camp is moderate.  Even though the EBC Trek doesn’t require any trekking expertise, it is suggested that the trekker should be determined and be physically fit. The only problem that will arise in the trek is the lack of oxygen as you go up.

How much does the Everest base camp trek cost?

The estimated total expenses for the whole trip are around $1500 per person including flight, water, food, snacks, and accommodation. $1500 is sufficient for an individual to trek around Everest.

What to pack for the Everest best camp trek?

The basic things an individual need to pack for the Everest are sleeping bags, trekking shoe, slippers, fleece jacket,2-3 pairs of thermal, down jacket, full sleeve t-shirt, full trekking pants, warm woolen gloves, socks, undergarments, sun hat, headlamp, trekking poles, camelback bottle, moisturizer, suns cream, lip balm, protein bars, first aid box and trekking bag to carry all the essentials for the trek.

 

How do I get fit for the Everest base camp trek?

 Going for the Everest base camp trek, you don’t have to be an athlete but one should focus on improving cardio endurance and strength endurance. Trekker should be comfortable while carrying a daypack for a long period of time in a day. At least 8-12 weeks before your trek, you should begin hiking or taking long walks at least 1 day per week (focus on duration more than distance). You should build up to being able to walk or hike.

What about Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS )on the Everest Base camp trek?

The major thing trekker can do to avoid altitude sickness on the EBC trek is to be aware of the symptoms and report them to your trek leader if you face any of them. Here are the few things one should keep in mind:

  • Sleep in teahouses that are lower in altitude than you have been walking that day to adjust the body for the altitude while we are sleeping.
  • Hydrate and drink lots of water.
  • Loss of appetite is normal but make sure to eat something even soup.
  • Headaches are normal until your body adjusts to altitude so take aspirin and paracetamol.
What kind of accommodation should I expect while doing the Everest Base camp trek?

Don’t worry about the accommodation there are plenty of guesthouses and tea houses in a village which would provide you good services at a reasonable price.

Hotel-looking lodges are also available that will charge more for the rooms. They probably have higher overhead costs. This hotel usually brings your meal quickly, has warmer rooms and a bathroom.

What are teahouses?

Teahouses are basically staying in a lodge each night for the trek while trekking in Everest base camp tea house offers good food and accommodation. Along the EBC trail. You will find well maintained and reasonably comfortable tea house. Tea house arranges your food and accommodation locally. You can schedule your own program and have your own place

TREKKING IN NEPAL

                TREKKING IN NEPAL

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The diverse trekking trails are one of the major attractions of Nepal that offers a lifetime experience. Nepal is a paradise for all real trekking enthusiasts. For many years, it has been one of the world’s best trekking destinations. The trails through spectacular mountain ranges, green forests, remote villages, beautiful monasteries, and a welcoming community will make your trekking experience memorable and adventurous. 

You will find plenty of trekking routes, from easy trails to moderate and difficult. Tekkers can choose their trek based on their difficulty level. The Everest base camp trek and Annapurna circuit trek are the most popular trek of Nepal.

Also, travelers with limited days can enjoy short and easy treks such as Gandruk trek, Poonhill, or Kalinchowk trek. The scenery during your trekking journey depends upon your trek region and season. 

Whether you take a few day hikes or a month-long trek, every step will be rewarding. Trekking is the best way to explore the wilderness of Nepal.

The trekking season in Nepal

Before planning your trek in Nepal, it is always suggested to consider its season. Nepal experiences four seasons such as:

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Spring season (March-April-May) and Autumn season (September-October-November): 

The spring and autumn seasons are the best trekking season in Nepal. The weather becomes clear with warm days and cold nights. 

During these seasons, you will get a clear view of magnificent mountains, colorful flowers, and lush greenery. Which makes the spring and autumn season the busiest time to trek in Nepal. 

Summer season (June-July-August): 

In Nepal, the summer season is the worst trekking season. The weather becomes hot and cloudy with rainfall. Due to heavy rainfall, trails become wet and muddy which may make your trekking experience bad. 

Winter Season (December-January-February): 

During winter, the weather becomes very cold and the snow starts to fall. Due to high snow and avalanches trekking becomes challenging and dangerous at a higher altitude. 

Winter is the off-season for trekking in Nepal. If you want to trek when the crowd is less then winter is the right time for you. 

Trekking permit

For most of the trek in Nepal, trekkers have to get permits. You can submit a permit application and other required documents through a registered trekking agency to get your trekking permits.

Along your trekking routes, trekking permits will be check. So, it is necessary to keep your trekking permits during your trekking trip. 

Trekking Accommodation 

The accommodation while trekking in Nepal depends upon the trekking style. Usually, two types of trekking are available; Teahouse and Camping trekking.

Accommodation at teahouse trek:

Even at a high altitude, major trekking areas such as Everest or Langtang region are well-established. There you can find many basic teahouses and lodges.

Generally, a teahouse trek refers to a trekking trip where you stay in a teahouse or lodge during your trek. Teahouses provide beds, pillows, and blankets. Moreover, carry your sleeping bag as one blanket will not be enough to keep your body warm. 

All the teahouses offer a wide variety of local Nepali as well as western food. Usually, trekkers prefer the local traditional meal ‘Dal Bhat’. Also, most of the lodges provide basic facilities such as wifi, telephone, and charging.

Accommodation at camping trek :

During the campaign trek, your team will set the camp at pre-decided spots. Campaign trek refers to the remote area trekking in Nepal where you will not find any places to stay.

Usually, for two people one tent is set up with a mattress and sleeping bag. During the campaign trek, the team carries all necessary supplies and logistics such as tents, food, utensils, etc.

The popular campaign treks are Kanchenjunga, Upper Dolpo, Rolwaling valley, and many more.  

Trekking guide

Most of the regions of Nepal are safe where you can trek alone. In the Himalayas, trekking without a guide may feel adventurous but it can be risky at the same time. Moreover, the Government of Nepal has restricted certain regions for solo trekkers. The restricted areas are Manaslu, Dolpo, Kanchenjunga, Nar-Phu, Upper Mustang, Tsum Valley, and Humla. 

It is mandatory to hire an experienced and licensed guide to trek in these restricted areas. Here are some other reasons to hire a trekking guide:

While trekking at a higher altitude, it is always safe to have an expert with you. All experienced guides are well-trained and know how to handle uncertain situations.

Experienced guides know all the routes which will make your trek easy and safe. Also, many local trekking agencies tailor itineraries as per your interest and requirements.

You will get a chance to interact with local guides and learn more about their culture. It will offer you the most authentic trekking experience in the Himalayas.

By hiring a guide, you will create a job for locals. Trekking tourism is a major contributor to the economy of the country.

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