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Manaslu Circuit Trek-16 days

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2014-09-10

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We can say that booking a trek with Advanced Adventures was the best decision we ever made.

We can say that booking a trek with Advanced Adventures was the best decision we ever made. We traveled in Nepal for the first time of our life, at...

Trip Introduction:


The Manaslu Circuit trek offers the amazing ethnic and scenic diversity, still relatively un-trekked; the lush rice paddies and traditional villages of Nepal's 'Middle Hills'. This Manaslu trek lead us to high Himalayan passes, purely Tibetan villages, spectacular snow-peak panoramas and wonderful campsites. The trekking around Manaslu has long been a restricted area due to the close proximity of the Tibetan border and is now open, but only for organized groups.  The trek is geographically spectacular and culturally fascinating. The inhabitants of the upper Buri Gandaki, a region known as Nupri ('the western mountains'), are direct descendants of Tibetan immigrants. Their speech, dress and customs are almost exclusively Tibetan. Gurung, Magar, Chhetri and Tamang are the other inhabitants living on this trekking region.  From the top of this pass you are rewarded with a stunning panorama looking towards Himlung Himal (7,126m/23,379ft), Manaslu & the Annapurna peaks, with the peaks of Ganesh Himal (7,406m/24,298ft) rounding off the east. The descent passes is through the alpine meadows of Bimtang to join the renowned Annapurna Circuit at Thonje. Tillman first surveyed this region in 1950 on his reconnaissance of Annapurna.


Qualification: Manaslu Larkya La trek is arduous trek and require a good experience of trekking and a good physical condition. 


Customize Your Own Trek !

This trek itinerary provided here is a standard itinerary prepared to this trip but if you want to customize your own itinerary for this trekking adventure at your timeline and interest, do write us, and we will be very pleased to customize this trek to your need. We are more than happy to customize this trip to your requirements. 


Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft.)
Day 02: Half-Day Tour in Kathmandu Valley. Trek Preparation Day. 
Day 03:  Kathmandu to Aarughat (570 m) to Sotikhola (730m):7 hrs
Day 04:  Sotikhola to Machhakhola (930m): 6 hrs
Day 05: Machhakhola to Jagat (1370 m): 7hrs
Day 06: Jagat to Deng (1830m): 7 hrs
Day 07: Deng to Namrung (2540 m): 7 hrs
Day 08: Namrung to Lho (3180m) 4 to 5 hrs
Day 09: Lho- Samagaun (3390m)- 4 hrs
Day 10: Day Exploration in Sama Gaun.
Day 11: Samagaun to Samdo (3800mm): 3-4 hrs
Day 12: Samdo to Dharmasala or Larke Phedi (4460m) 4 to 5 hours
Day 13:  Dharmasala to Larkya Pass (5213m) and to Bhimtang (3720 m) 8-9 hrs
Day 14: Bhimtang to Tilje (2300m) to Dharapani (1860m) 6-7 hours
Day 15:  Dharapani- Syange walking( 4 hours) & Drive to Besisahar & Private Car Drive to Kathmandu
Day 16: Departure from Kathmandu

Important Trip Notes & Activities

Pleased acknowledge that you are joining us for the adventure trip in remote Himalayan region, where weather conditions, health and fitness of the member or unexpected natural disaster can compel us to change the itinerary and if so you have to understand it but we would try our best to keep the suggested itinerary as per the original schedule.

Your safety and satisfaction of the trip is our prime concern while traveling with us and we ensure you our best team, logistics, professional services to make sure that you would have an amazing trip of lifetime with us. Also note that our trip leader deserved the final decision if the trip has to amend, change the route or cancel due to the extreme conditions for the safety precaution. However, he will try his best to ensure that the trip runs as according to the stated plan but be prepared for flexibility if necessary.

Additional Information

Regarding this trip, we have attempted to provide enough information as we can via our website. Nevertheless, if you need any discussion regarding your time availability and others query please feels free to contact directly at +9779851040806 if you want to talk. Alternatively, please contact us via our email- sales@advadventures.com

Day 01: Arrival Day in Kathmandu (1350m/4428ft)
Welcome to the land of Himalayas! On arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu; Advanced Adventures Trek Guide will great you then transfer you to our trip hotel. Check in to hotel and free time for leisure. Late afternoon, we meet again and brief your upcoming Annapurna Panorama Trek with us and introduce our trekking team. Evening, we host welcome dinner (Eating Nepali Food) at one of the finest local restaurant with music and ethnic dance. Overnight Kathmandu. 

Day 02: Half Day Guided Tour of Kathmandu Valley (1350m/4428ft)
With easy morning and breakfast, today we will start the half day tour of Kathmandu Valley. Kathmandu Valley is probably one of the most interesting cultural valleys with superb blend of Hinduism and Buddhism and mega edifices dedicated to deities of these religions. Moreover, the historic courtyards and palaces inside Kathmandu are artistically fascinating, which date back to ancient and medeival eras. Firstly we will visit to the pilgrimage sites of Hindus- Pashupatinath Temple, one of the most important shrine of Shiva temples on the subcontinent which is an abode of thousand of devotees, Saddhus (holy men/Baba). The sights of cremating deads most of the times in the holy riverbank of Bagmati is offbeat cultural experience. From Pashupatinath we drive to nearby Buddhanath, the biggest Buddhist monastery in Asia-  This Stupa is one of the holy Stupas for the entire Nepalese. You can circumambulate around this mega shrine clockwise to witness authentic Tibetan culture scattered everywhere at Boudhanath.  

Next, we visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square which is old Royal palace of Kathmandu where we can see lot of  temples built in different eras by different kings. The home to Kumari (Living goddess) manifests extremely fascinating architecture and walk in a freak street nearby reminds of Hippy era in Kathmandu. Afternoon, return back to hotel. Free time for shopping for trekking or packing. O/N at Kathmandu.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Aarughat (570 m) to Sotikhola by Private Jeep
Altitude: 2394ft | Distance of Driving: 5-7 Hrs. 

This morning, after an early breakfast, we will transfer you to Aarughat by Jeep (Takes about 5 hours), then fine another local Jeep (Road syndicate from local transport association) onward from Aarughat to Sotikhola, which takes another 2 hours. Most of the day drive is great through the Nepalese highway, through the river valleys and wonderful landscape. Our drive passes through, Dhading district (local areas of Malakhu, Dhading Besi- headquarter of Dhading District, Salyantar- great view of Ganesh Himal & Manaslu then to Aarughat).  Aarughat is situated in riverbank of Budi Gandaki River Valley. And drive from Aarughat to Sotikhola is through the Gandaki Valley. O/N at Mt. Lodge in Sotikhola. 

Day 04: Trek from Sotikhola to Machhakhola
Altitude: 930m/3050ft | Distance of Walking: (10-12 kms)- 5-6 Hrs. Walks 

From today, we will start our wonderful hike to Manaslu. Breakfast, and then start our walking following the riverbank of Gandaki Valley on steps ups and downs hills on narrow trail famous for donkey and horse, remote valley in Manaslu. While on trek today, we will pass through interesting and natural local villages of Khursanibari and Lapubesi to Machhakhola. After lunch, we will continue walking along a winding mountain overlooking the river through forested hill, and then it starts the wide and open valley of farmland as Machhakhola for overnight. Machhakhola is a small but pleasant village built on the slopes of the hill with several lodging options and a notable lodge development.  There’s also a "Birthing Clinic” in the village and when the doctor’s here you can get some basic medicine and treatment if needed. O/N at Mt. Lodge in Machhakhola.

Day 05: Trek from Machhakhola to Jagat Village
Altitude: 1370m/4494ft | Distance of Walking: (12-14 kms)- 5-7 Hrs.Walks 

Today, we will cross the Machhakhola then follow a narrow trail on the left bank of the Budi Gandaki following several ups and downs, and slippery rocks if rainy days. Tropical vegetation adds its charm, together with the thrilling suspension bridges that start to be a regular attraction in this trek. On reaching to Tatopani-990m (Natural Hot Spring spot, worth taking natural hot bath) and it is a tiny point of 2-3 houses on the narrow trail between the gushing Budhi Gandaki and a tremendous cliff. Further short walking brings us to the Dobhan (1070m), a small village with a basic lodging option. After an additional hour climb to Thado Bharyang, we will reach to Sauli. After a short waking from Sauli, the Gandaki is quite impressive as it descends rapidly in nice cascades. The valley then opens in Yuru (1330m) then to Jagat for tonight. In Jagat, it has MCAP office, where we would have to check in our trekking permit and MCAP ticket, and will be able to learn about MCAP activities in the region. Jagat is impressive village with its slate-paved streets giving it quite a tidy touch. It is relatively central village with an elementary school where 70 children from the nearby villages get their education. Villagers in Jagat make their living from Tourism, Agriculture, education, and government positions such as police check point and customs office.

Day 06: Trek from Jagat to Deng
Altitude: 1830m/6002ft | Distance of Walking: (14-16 kms)- 6 -7 Hrs. Walks 

The trail from Jagat descends to the pleasant village of Salleri. It also has a slate paved main street, smiling locals and some lodges, then to Sirdibash, which is quite a ‘compact’ village with nice stone houses and slate roofs. Shortly, you will reach to the small village of Ghate Khola with 2 water-operated mills (Interesting to see even now how traditional way of grinding mills since ages alive!). In a short walking further, it crosses the suspension bridge over Budhi Gandaki River and step up to Philim, a big Gurung village. Philim is a central village in the area. It has a secondary school including accommodation for 300 children, supported by the Japanese. It has MCAP office as well for checked in to the region. We will have our lunch break here. Further, walk to Deng will pass by Ekle Bhati, nature to Nyak another Gurung village of this region. Deng Village itself is located on the mountain slope high above the trail. These days, new Mt. Lodge and Guesthouse has started here for tourist services.  O/N at Deng. 

Day 07: Trek from Deng to Namrung Village
Altitude: 2540m/8331ft | Distance of Walking: (12-14 kms)- 6-7 Hrs. Walks 

Moving on north you pass through the tiny village of Rana gaon (1980m) with some dramatic views of the Budhi Gandaki gorge. Two hours walk from Deng you reach Bihi Phedi (1985m). From here, the trail climbs through the forest to the village of Prok (2380m). Prok is located on a small, surprising plateau above the river. It seems like a village stuck back in time, with beautiful traditional houses, large fields, welcoming residents and an interesting active local Gompas (Monasteries). Further, descend to Ghap, and then the trail goes into a charming fairy forest. Here, we do have two option trails to Namrung following upper route or lower route through forest. Before reaching to Namrung, the trail crosses the Budhi Gandaki twice on wooden bridges above beautiful gorges for Namrung. O/N at Mt. Lodge in Namrung. 

Day 08: Trek from Namrung to Lho Village
Altitude: 3180m/10430ft | Distance of Walking: (10-12 kms)- 5-6 Hrs. Walks 

The trail from Namrung goes through the beautiful small plateau of Bhanzam, with barley fields and stone houses in between. On the entrance to the village of Lihi branch right to a small flat area with 360 degrees view of the surrounding area. The attractions of Lhi are Barley terraces and chortens with carving of holy Buddhist mantras and sketches. After crossing the Hinang Khola, we will arrive to the village of Sho Lho Sho, Lho and Shyala Village. Today, we will have full evening to explore in Lho. A large Gompa that includes a home for more than 150 children that get their education here dominates Lho. The Gompa and its dormitories are located on the slopes of a hill above the village. The top of the hill is a recommended viewpoint to first (and some would say best) view of Mount Manaslu. Manaslu is seen here at its best, with its "fishtail” twin peaks. It is highly recommended to view Manaslu as it fades during sunset, but better during sunrise, when the morning glow shines on its top. You don’t have to climb all the way to the hilltop – the area above the Gompa gate is a perfect viewpoint. O/N at Mt. Lodge in Lho.

Day 09: Trek from Lho- Samagaun 
Altitude: 3390m/11120ft | Distance of Walking: (10 kms)- 3-4 Hrs. Walks 

The trail from Lho climbs through quite a beaten forest towards Shyala (352m), then the trail on crosses the slope that drains Punggen glacier and reaches Samagaon through a nice flat area where you will always see lovely views of Yaks grazing. O/N at Mt. Lodge in Samagaun.

Day 10: Day Exploration in Sama Gaun
Altitude: 3390m/11120ft. Acclimatization In Sama Gaun

Today, we will spend full day of acclimatization and exploration in Samagaon. Samagaon is a lovely village, where houses are aligned in rows along a small river and face nice courtyards. The fields are located on both sides of the village above its houses level. Lodges are located north of the village, and they are full of action especially during the Manaslu climbing expedition’s periods.Day trip could be taken from Samagaon to Manaslu Base Camp – the first station of the Manaslu expeditions, and villagers are often called to help carry stuff to and from the base camp, adding them a significant source of income. While spending extra day in Samagaun, you could do day trip to Manaslu Base Camp or visit to Punggen Gumba and enjoy exploring village etc. O/N at Samagaun at Mt. Lodge.

Day 11: Trek from Samagaun to Samdo
Altitude: 3800m12464ft | Distance of Walking: (10-12 kms)- 3-4 Hrs. Walks 

Today, our trek to Samdo is short due to the altitude gain and acclimatization proposes. With easy morning and breakfast, then cross Budi Gandaki river through the wooden bridge in to the side stream. Here, it has intersection to go to, Manaslu Base Camp (on North) and to Samdo Village. From here, the trail ascent ups the village of Samdo. Samdo is a tiny lovely village located just under the majestic Samdo peak (6335m) and the Samdo glacier. Only few lodges are available here. From Samdo, we could also have option of making a day side trip to Tibetan Border (Subject to security). O/N at Guest House in Samdo.

Day 12: Trek from Samdo to Dharmasala ( Also known as Larke Phedi)
Altitude: 4460m/14629ft | Distance of Walking: (10-12 kms)- 4-5 Hrs. Walks 

From Samdo, the trail will continue passing through passing fields and old mani walls, then descend to the river and croos the wooden bridge to Larkya Bazaar which used to be a very famous old Bazaar for trading to this region peoples but now nothing really remains. From here, trail start to climb with view of huge Larkya Glaicer ahead. A final push over with steep climbing closed the Larkya Glacier and to reach Dharmasala for the overnight. Dharamshala is a wide gradual mountain slope with campsite and a lodge called "Larke Rest House”. It was renovated in 2011 and now equipped with Guest house facilities for overnight stay, but in off season, it could get closed. O/N at Guest House. 

Day 13: Trek from Dharmasala to Larkya Pass (5213m/17099ft) & Trek Down to Bhimtang (3720 m) 8-9 hrs
Altitude: 3720m/12202ft | Distance of Walking: (14-16 kms)- 7-9 Hrs. Walks 

This is “the big day” so an early start is must. With light and quick breakfast, with the support of headlamp or torch at early morning (5:00), start walking to Larkala passes. Immediately above from Dharmasala, the trail becomes rocky as it goes along a moraine. In almost of two hours walking, you reach a beautiful turquoise lake that reflects the surrounding snowy mountains. Depending on the season that you reach here, the lake could be partially frozen but in colder months, it may be totally frozen. Further, the trail climbs on numerous rocky moraines – hills. These rocky hills and snowy ridges beyond now surround you. Just before Larke pass there are several small shallow lakes, before the final climb to the prayer flags marking the first part of Larke Pass. It takes 4-5 hours to reach Larke Pass from Dharamshala. From the top, the mountain vista to the west is incredible - Himlung Himal (7126m), Chap Himal, Gyaji Kang, Kang Guru (6981m) and Annapurna II (7937m) seen great. Now after top, the trail is followed by a steep tiresome descend down through a slippery trail towards the moraine of Salpudanda glacier. The trail then becomes gradual as it goes along the moraine and parallel to Bhimtang glacier towards Bhimtang. O/N at Bhimang. 

Day 14: Trek from Bhimtang to Tilje (2300m) then to Dharapani
Altitude: 1860m/6101ft | Distance of Walking: (12-14 kms)- 5-6 Hrs. Walks 

Bhimtang is a small settlement with few guesthouses, surprising spot located between Bhimtang glacier and the slopes of Larke Himal range. View from Bhimtang is great on Annapurna’s with stunning views of Mt. Lamjung, Himlung, Annapurna and Mt. Manaslu itself. The vegetation here is lush and colorful, and the trail crosses the foot of the Bhimtang glacier through fantastic scenery. From here, we mostly descend through the rhododendron and firs forest and long pastures takes you to the lovely village of Tilche (2300m). And village has welcoming atmosphere, with a few lodges, and it is rich with agricultural activity.Exit the village through a stone arch, cross the Dudh Khola and follow along its embankment descending through scrub forest. The walls of the Marsyangdi Valley loom larger and finally the houses of Dharapani appear in the distance. Pass through Thonje via a wooden bridge and through a chorten-shaped arch and Dharapani lies across a long suspension bridge over the Marsyangdi. Dharapani is in the regular and famous trail to Annapurna Circuit. O/N at Dharapani. 

Day 15: Trek from Dharapani to Syange Village ( 4 hrs), Then Drive to Besisahar ( Share Jeep Or Bus) & Drive to Kathmandu by Private Vehicle 
Altitude: 760/2493ft( Besisahar) | Distance of Walking: (10 kms)- 3-4 Hrs. Walks & 7-8 Hours Drive

Today, we will ahve easy walking down hill to Syange via beautiful river valley areas crossing through beautiful chamjaand jagat villages. From Syange, we will take available Jeep sharing drive to Besisahar. From Besisahar, we drive back to Kathmandu by private vehicle. Evening, we host farewell dinner in one of the finest restaurant in town, feedback of the trip. O/N at Kathmandu.

Day 16: Departure from Kathmandu
Altitude: 1350m/4428ft

Breakfast and free morning. Free time onwards. On time, transfer to airport for your flight back home and the trip ends.

 

Price: US $1540 per person

What is Included?

  • All ground transportation in Kathmandu by private vehicle (Including airport pick and drop) 
  • 03 Nights twin sharing Deluxe accommodation in Kathmandu at Hotel Apsara Boutique on BB plan- http://apsaraboutiquehotel.com/ 
  • Welcome dinner at one of the typical Nepalese restaurant- Traditional Dance & Music & Farewell Dinner at one of the finest restaurant in down town
  • Manaslu Circuit Trek Permit, Annapurna Conservation Areas Project( ACAP) Permits & Fees & TIMs card
  • Kathmandu to Arughat to Soti Khola transfer by private Jeep drive( 7 to 8 hours drive)
  • Drive from Syange to Besisahar by available public bus/Jeep sharing and Besisahar to Kathmandu transfer by private vehicle
  • Manaslu Circuit Trek on full board of meals (B, L, D, tea /coffee in cups only), seasonal fruits etc. 
  • Manaslu Circuit Trek accommodation in comfortable Mt. Lodges & Guest Houses on twin share- (Few Nights will be in attached bathroom/hot shower)
  • One Advanced Adventures Trek Leader (Gov. Licensed, first aid, altitude trained/experienced and eco trained), assistance leader/s in a group, their entire expenses, equipment and insurance 
  • One trek porter to carry trek luggage’s for every two trekkers in a group, all payment, trekking equipment and insurance 
  • Sleeping Bags and Down Jacket for Trek use (Need to return after trek), Trek Duffle Bag and T- shirt, Trekking Maps & Adventure Certificate 
  • Group Medicine kit Box, with Diamox- AMS Medicine 
  • All Gov. and local taxes as applicable 
  • Final departure transfer from Kathmandu to airport on your departure

What is Excluded?

  • Nepal Visa, International flights in/out Nepal 
  • Lunch & evening meals in Kathmandu (If any) 
  • Cost of beverages such as mineral water, coca cola, Beer etc., cost of battery charge, laundry etc. on trek 
  • Travel insurance (Must include Helicopter evacuation, Medical Exp. and trip cancellation) 
  • Personal trekking gears 
  • Personal nature expenses & Tips 
  • Any extending trips
All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.

We do have several departure dates for our trekking /climbing trips. Please find your convenient departure date from the below listed year and write us. Being as a Nepal based adventure travel Company, we do have permanent trekking set up in mountains so we are very much flexible for the departure dates for our every Himalayan trip. Please view our available group dates as stated and if the listed dates are not matching your expected time for this trip, write us with your personal date, we are happy to organize this trip to you as per your own selected date and we can open the same date for our group departure date.

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Passport & Visa Information
Nepal visa is the easiest visa to obtain; you may buy your Nepal visa at your nearest Nepalese Embassy/ Consulate or Mission offices abroad or buy this upon on arrival to Kathmandu international airport as per your convenient. You have to have 2 passport size photographs, Visa fees in US cash & valid passport at least for 6 months valid at the starting of the trip.

Nationals of SAARC countries and China do not need visa when visiting Nepal. As per this rule, Indian nationals do not require visa.

Transit visa is provided for foreign nationality for 3 days. Visa must be obtained for staying over the initial period of three days. Currently, foreign national can obtain Nepalese visa from the following border.

• Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
• Kakarvitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)
• Birganj, Parsa (Central Nepal)
• Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border)
• Belhiya, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi, Western Nepal)
• Jamuna, Nepalgunj (Banke, Mid Western Nepal)
• Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali, Far Western Nepal)
• Gaddachauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur, Far Western Nepal)

Tourist Visa Fees: 3 days transit visa - Free of Cost
Multiple entry 15 days - US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 30 days - US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 90 days - US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

(For further information, please, contact Department of Immigration, Maitighar, Impact Building, Kathmandu, and Tel: 00977-1-4221996 / 4223590 / 4222453,

Download visa form-: www.nepalimmigration.gov.np

Group Size
In this Manaslu Circuit Trek, the minimum group size would be two and maximum group size is ten or more on request. We can also organize private trip to solo person with single supplement cost. Else, join our estimated group departure dates available online or ask us with your personal dates, we will open group date on the same date.

Our Guides, Trip & Safety
Because these hikes take you on the remote Himalayan region, it is very essential that you are accompanied with the very experienced and qualified & equipped leader for the safe and successful trip. We Advanced Adventure employee the local trek guide and stuff who are trained and qualified on the trip we worked on. Our guides are trained and licensed from Nepal Gov, certify from TAAN & Nepal Mountaineering Association. All of our leading Trekking and Climbing Guide are experience from last 8 to 10 years. We have train them specially for your trip, to cater the flexible needs of our peoples in the group joining from different countries, this double assure you that your trip is at the right and professional hands.

At every trip, there would be our one Trek leader and one assistance leader on each additional 2 peoples on the trek- this arrangement would ensure that even if any of our guide/ assistance guides get sick or if any travelers gets sick and need to be back or delay the days of walking, it would still works smoothly and there would not be any impact on our original trek plan. Also each two trekker would have one Sherpa helper for carrying your trekking bags.

Meals and Accommodations
While staying in Kathmandu, your accommodation is at 3 star deluxe hotel that comfort your stays in city and while in trek, your accommodation is at Mt. Lodge and Guest House which is clean and comfortable. Our entire accommodation is at twin share unless stated but single supplement accommodation is also available on personal request at the additional cost of US$- 200.

In city, only breakfast is included on the offered trip itinerary but while in trek full board of meals is included (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, and Tea- Coffee). We provide you food from the local tea- house/ Mt. Lodge from en route. Breakfast and dinner is to be provided from the same tea- house/ guest house we would overnight but lunch would be en route in between.

Foods provided are depends on the availability of the Mt. lodges we would be staying but in general, you can have Nepalese foods (Dal Bhat), Tibetan fried bread, various soups, Momo’s (steamed dumplings), potatoes, pastas and even a version of pizza! So, over all you have a different choice of food on trek.
 

Acclimatization 
There is no way to prepare for altitude other than to spend time at altitude. Being in very good physical condition will help ameliorate some of the exhaustion that people often feel, but it will not prevent altitude caused medical problems such as Acute Mountain Sickness. This itinerary is designed with a high degree of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) in mind and to ensure a comfortable and safe adventure trek in the Himalayas. Staying well hydrated and getting plenty of rest may help. 

The maximum elevation of this trek will be reached at Thorong la at altitude of 4130m above sea level. Obviously this altitude range is high, but as we would be e range of altitude, and we are hiking from the 820m to this altitude range with enough days of hiking en route, it is not considered a high risk zone for AMS. However, AMS could affect to the peoples indifferently. 

Travel Insurance & Vaccination
You must obtain personal travel insurance to join us for our Himalayan trips. You must be having a travel insurance which must cover helicopter evacuation, trip cancellation and medical expenses. And it is suggested that you buy your insurance policy from you homeland country before traveling as it is difficult buying local travel insurance policy for foreigners in Nepal. 

Vaccination is required to plan to your trip to Nepal but it is not a must to have thing to come, but highly suggested. Your doctor will have the information of vaccination you would require to the country you will be traveling. 

Hepatitis A, Japanese Encephalitis, Polio, Rabies, Tetanus, Typhoid and Malaria etc. are the recommended vaccination for traveling to Nepal. 

Trekking Seasons
We do have two best seasons to attempt this trek to Manaslu Circuit Trek. We always suggest you to come at the right time of the year as far as possible to enjoy this trip at best weather condition. 

Spring: - (March, April, May) - Best warmest time to trek. Rhododendron flowers in bloom- excellent trails and clear skies, best visibility. Good Temperature, warmest weather of the year.

Autumn:- (Mid September, October and November) - Excellent trails, clear blue skies, best visibility. Best Time to Trek

Winter Months: - (December, January and February) are also good, but it’s obviously colder. You have to be prepared for this. It is up to you to plan this trek at this cold time or not.

Summer: - Monsoon, so rain and visibility can be a big issue (from Mid June, July and August). We do not suggest you this time for the trek.

Caring Porter
Our porter are fully equipped and insured for each trip they are undertaking with us. As you know that we are very sincere with the porter issues and their situation while on trek thus we make sure that our porter are fully prepared for the trip. We are closely working with International Porter Progress Association for the welfare and befit for the touristic porters. The maximum load carried by our porter is 20 to 25 KG maximum so be sure that your trekking bag so not load more than 12 KG.

To Book
Once you would choose which trip you would like to book with us, write us with the information or phone us on our phone number for the trip booking confirmation. We have online trip booking option, you may go on that link, choose your trip and date and follow the instruction with information required and summit us. Once your trip booking request would be received, we would suggest you the final trip booking procedure with advance payment of the trip. Non-refundable deposit of 20% (per person) is required to confirm a place on your selected adventure.

Please do not hesitate to contact us in relation to any questions you may have regarding our trip booking Process.

Bal Bahadur Tamang

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Bal Bahadur Tamang was born in Solukhumbu. After completing his eighth grade, he left his village and went to Jiri to work as a porter. His first experience as a porter was to carry a big sack of rice from Jiri to Lukla. He has carried as heavy as 110 kg of load on his back as a porter.

After working as a porter for some years, he met a trek company owner in Lukla and started working for them as a porter. He was later afforded the opportunity to work as a guide. He took the opportunity with both hands. As a guide, his first assignment was to lead two Canadian trekkers and an Australian trekker to the Everest Base Camp.

At present, he lives with his family in Kathmandu. He has a 12 years old son and a 7 years old daughter. He is very fond of the mountains. So much so that as soon as a trek concludes, he cannot wait for the other to begin so that he can be around the mountains again.

 his first assignment was a group of two trekkers from Canada and Australia whom he took to EBC…that being his first trip, it required him to ask a lot of questions to other fellow guides…he learnt a lot.

his family is now in Kathmandu….he has two kinds..a 12 yo son and a 7 yo daughter…and his wife…..when he is not on trek , all he does is wait for the next group to arrive so that he can go to the mountains.

He believes that it is important to give tourists a unique taste of places they visit- be it local animals or flora and fauna, celebrations or culinary experiences. He tries his best to always give the tourists a close view of the life in the Himalayas beyond just the majestic mountains.

Deepak Regmi

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Mr. Deepak is our qualified guide who have been trekking in Nepal with us for over 8 years. He is loyal, dedicated and honest guide who enjoy trekking himself and happy guiding his peoples. He is from Gorkha region, which is the route to the famous- Manaslu region trekking in Nepal. 

He has trekked over all the major trekking region in Nepal including, Everest, Annapurna, Manslu, Langtang and Upper Mustang. He is very friendly, and accommodating for guest interest so he is a perfect guide for solo trekkers to small groups. 

He is licensed and certify from Nepal Gov. Department of Tourism and Nepal Tourism Board as professioanl Trek guide for Nepal Himalyas. He has interest in travelling, photography, meeting new peoples and music.

 

Kim Rana

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Born and raised in Gorkha, Kim Rana came into the tourism sector through his cousin Hom Rana. He started as a porter and fondly remembers his first every trip. He carried 45 kg weight all the way from Jomsom to the Annapurna Base camp as a porter for a group of 14 Hungarian trekkers.

The content faces of the trekkers after long and adventurous trek motivates him to become an even better guide. His first trip as a full time guide was a 12 days Everest Base Camp Trek from Lukla with a group of Australian tourists.

Kim lives with his spouse with whom he has a son and daughter together. He has a metal workshop and works there when he is not trekking. He learned his trade as an apprentice under a friend who was a good metal worker.

Kim does not know how he has a seemingly Korean name. He asked his priest who gave him the name; he even doesn't have an answer. Kim speaks some Korean too. Once, a group of four Koreans started talking to him in Korean language. He knows some Korean too and started conversing to them. They ended up thinking he was a Korean too.

Nir Kumar Tamang

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Nir Kumar Tamang was born in Solukhumbu in a poor family. He did not opportunities to get proper education and has to resort to manual labor from a small age to address the needs of this family.

His entry into the trekking sector was as a porter who would carry cooking stoves to trekkers' camp sites. Later he was promoted to a kitchen helper which required him to wake up the earliest of all and sleep at last.

Because of this lack of schooling, he had to work extra hard to improve his English skills. He did so by buying books and attending English lessons. His first trekking experience as a guide was the 12 days' Everest Base Camp trek. While on trek, he was asked by his guests about the garbage in the trails of Lobuche. He never forgets that one question and does everything from his side to keep trails clean.

He believes that the mountains of Nepal are extraordinary. He loves trekking the Annapurna and Everest for their sheer beauty and emotional connection. Nir Kumar loves singing and dancing. He can play the traditional musical instruments flute and madal.

Rating :

2014-09-10

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We can say that booking a trek with Advanced Adventures was the best decision we ever made.

We can say that booking a trek with Advanced Adventures was the best decision we ever made.

We traveled in Nepal for the first time of our life, at 49 and 52 years old, on October 2013. Carole’s life dream was to trek to Everest Base Camp. So we looked up the internet and decided to book our trip with Advanced Adventures, a Nepal local company. We can say that it was the best decision we ever made. Chet, the executive director, was very patient and replied to all the e-mails and questions we had for him to prepare our trip.

When we arrived at the airport of Kathmandu, we were taken care of by the Advanced Adventures team. They came to get us at the airport to bring us at a very nice hotel. The meals were all included and we visited the city of Kathmandu the next day with a guide just for us. For dinner at night, Chet brought us to a restaurant for a welcome traditional meal.

But the real treat started on the second day. Our guide, Lok, came with us from the hotel to the airport to take the helicopter with us. We were lucky to have an helicopter instead of a plane he said. Probably we were lucky, but we found out during our trip that Advanced Adventures makes sure to give all the best to their clients. Our guide, Lok, was always taking care of us in all matters, from our security to our meals, teas, biscuits, lodges and we never had to pay anything more than the package we paid at the beginning. Our porter, Bisnu was also so wonderful to us. He would hurry to lodges with our heavy duffle bags, so he could come back to take our backpacks so we could climb more easily to our arrival point. We noticed during the trek that we were always getting a little more from Lok and Bisnu than  other clients were getting from their guides. When we came back to Kathmandu, we had a party dinner and when we asked Chet if we could bring with some friends we made on the trek, he said: ‘’Of course they can come’’!!!
We were so spoiled from Advanced Adventures that we recommend them to everybody who want to make sure they will get the best out of a trek in the Himalayas.

Thank you again to Chet, Lok and Bisnu who helped us realized this wonderful trip and accomplishment to reach the Everest Base Camp. They certainly have a nice place in our hearths for life.

Mrs. Carole Lalande’ & Mr. Gaetan Martin- Canada

Everest Base Camp Trek at Oct- 2013

Mr. Gaetan Martin martin_gaetan@videotron.ca
Mrs. Carole Lalande’ carole_lalande@videotron.ca

 

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Meals Bed & Breakfast in Kathmandu & Full Board of Meals on Trek
Difficulty Fairly Challenging
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Max Elevation 5135m at Larka La Pass
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