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Manaslu Trekking - 20 Days

Sama Monastery Manaslu Circuit

Trip Facts

Trip Code: NFH 111
Country : Nepal
Start/End: Kathmandu
Destination : Mansalu Base Camp
Trip Price : US$ 1450
Trip Duration : 20 Days
Max. Altitude : 5272m
Group Size : From 2 Person
Best Season : Feb-May/Sep-Dec
Trip Grade : Strenuous
Daily walking Hour: 5 to 9 Hours
Trip Rating: Trip Rating

Trip Overview

Incredible circuit at the foothills of Mt. Manaslu and Larkya La pass, that also highlights some parts of famous Annapurna Circuit Trek route.

Manaslu Circuit Trek is an emerging teahouse trekking adventure in Nepal that goes to the base camp of eighth highest peak in the world Manaslu 8163m. The trekking adventure that caters moderate challenges of trek begins from Arughat, a small town in Gorkha District- northwest of Kathmandu. Manaslu Circuit Trek caters trekkers the views of pristine nature, encounters them with the uniquely rich culture and offers them the adventure with sum of the best trekking trails in Nepal.

This challenging trek takes you as high as Larkya-La Pass 5271m. Beginning the trek from Arughat, it goes gradually up to Sama Goan crossing many suspension bridges over Budhi Gandaki River that emerges from Manaslu Glacier. Sama goan is final big settlement of Manaslu Region before crossing the Larkya La pass. For acclimatization, a couple rest days in Samagoan allows us to visit old Sama monastery, which is one of the most popular monasteries of the region among many other sprinkled ones. The trekkers explore incredible Birendra Glacier and Mansalu Base Camp from Sama Gaon. Beyond Samagaon, on the way to Larkya La Pass, we cross pass Samdo- a small traditional village of the region. After crossing Larkya la pass, we walk down via Grand Canyon to Bhimtang and to connect Annapurna circuit trail from Dharapani onwards. Now we will walk along the Marshyangdi Valley and arrive to Besisahar to end this adventurous trek in Manaslu Region.

Partly, least frequented trails, partly the most most frequented ones- Manaslu Circuit Trek is a complete adventure trekking holiday in the foothills of mighty Manaslu and Annapurna, where trekkers get to see excellent Himalayan views and experience the highest degree of cultural authenticity.

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Day 1: Arrival Kathmandu hotel B/B plan.

Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing in UNESCO sites, Syambhunath Temple and Buddhist Stupps, Boudhanath Stuppa - Little Tibet of Kathmandu, Pashupatinath - Biggest Hindu Temple and manaslu trekking preparation. Hotel with B/B plan.

Day 3: Bustling drive to Arughat Bazaar - the gateway to Manaslu circuit and Tsum valley trekking, 80km paved road drive than 30km off road and dusty trail takes 5 to 6 hours drive. Explore local market in Arughat area and stay in lodge with meal.

Day 4: Trek to Lapubashi village  along the Budi Gandaki river bank, hike from paddy terraced fields, cross local villages, small markets like Arkhet, Soti Khola and Liding. Trek about 5 to 6 hours. Stay at local family owned simple guest house with private room and common toilet and shower with meal.

Day 5: Trekking to Dovan village via Famous Gurung and Magar villages Machha Khola, Khorla Basi, Nauli village and Hot spring. Cross many exciting suspension bridges, Mules caravan,  walk on the Budi Gandai river bank beach, passing beautiful waterfalls and take short time in Natural Hot spring for face wash. Dovan is small Gurung/Magar village just along the River Bank with small Public school. Offer only basic guest house with sharing toilet and shower. Dinner and Breakfast service.

Day 6: A short trek to Jagat - Geteway to Manaslu and Tsum Valley and Entry point of Manaslu Conservation Area and Non touristic zone. A short hike you will reach the Thadodhunga where we can drink hot tea. After short climb we reach a wide and flat area is called Yaru Phanta. Probably it is one of the best place to see the rocky and flat river sounds with frozen water.  After short hike you will reach Jagat village. Is was a Custom office for Upper Manaslu section from Tibet. Before the Maoist civil war change and now again you can look. A police check post for Manaslu Circuit trek Permit. Small Village well prepared stone steps trail before and after village. Stay at family guest house with common toilet and nice food.

Day 7: Trek to Filim village also not long distance. But stay in Filim will be worthful. The beautiful manaslu trail with great scenery begin from this day. After short walk you will reach a peaceful and beautiful village is call Salleri. Small village with corn and potatoes fields on windy valley. Continue mixed trail to Sirdibasa take another 2 hours. A small Gurung village. After 15 minute Ghatte Khola is a interesting for us. Because this is the name of Flower Meal River. Many of water meal running by water power we can visit that. Crossing long 390 m. suspension you will have good fun. A short step to Philim Village you will get tired. A Nice Buddhist village where they offer Wireless WiFi service too. Visit Conservation project and school and local farmer houses, walk with local with local tasty food is kind of relax time after few days trek in Manaslu.

Day 8: Trek to Dyang - Changing Vegetation again walk along the rocky trail, cross beautiful waterfalls and green masala forest on narrow river valley. Takes about 5 to 6 hours. After 1 hour hike you will reach Ekale Bhatti a small village offer tee and short rest. The fantasy rocky trail sometime you will get afraid to. Dont worry, we have experience guide and support team. Can enjoy with the natural water fall. Just before the bridge there are 2 trail 1 goes to Tsum Valley. We let that trail and keep continue follow the classic trade route trail to Dyang. This 3 hours walk along the dense pine and Masala mixed forest with crossing many suspension bridge over the Budhi Gandaki River. You will reach middle of jungle Pewa Small Guest house offer great lunch run by local people. Than continue 1 hour trek you reach Dyang village. A windy village stay on family guest house with private room service.

Day 9: Trekking to Gap, A great challenge hike into the Nature wonders.  Compare other day we walk more hours. Trek up down, forest and dry sunny trail. After 3 hours mostly uphill trail you reach Bhe Phadi where we take our lunch. After that continue trek to Gaph another 3 hours. Before Gap you will see the best Buddhist stuppas and stone prayer walls with colorful Tibetan letter. Walk along the village and green valley you will reach guest house. A simple guest house run by Ex- trekking guide offer best good and service.

Day hike to Prok Village and side trip to Kala Tal also suggested if you want and have extra spare day. To visit the Prok village you can go by our experience guide. A nice farmer village with flat farming land, few home stay guest houses and a community guest house run by Japanese charity. On the top of Village a Great Monastery offer all the village and valley view. All the trail you walk along the stone walls and stone carving Buddhist prayer mane wall. Most of Gurung and Thakuri community speak Tibetan language. Small primary school with 2 teachers. Offer Tibetan Butter tee on Monastery. Beware from local Dogs!! sometime when they see different face barking lot.

After the village you may walk up to Kala Tal - Lake that takes about 3 hours climb up and 3 hours walk down with the permission of Local Community with hiring local Guide for safety reason. Local Guide can be order by Prok village community club with the paying of 15US$ per guide. The lake is beautiful and look black. That reason they say Kala. Located on the high after the green line in wild. Very less tourist and people visit this lake on Manaslu Circuit Trek beside of local Nubri Valley people. On the trail you will have great view of Siringi Himal, Ganesh Himal and more mountain range. Beware from dark! this is the are they found many Black beers and always dangerous at late evening  to the village and villagers farming land.

Day 10: Trek to Lho Enter the Nubri Valley, is a great challenge and climb many altitude in a day before crossing larkya la pass. Experience a alpine forest walk over 2500m. Great view of M. Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Mountain Monkeys welcoming you from the jungle, rhododendron forest and flower if you trek on March and April. Short tea break in Namrung you can have WIFI access. Visit small Buddhist Monastery and Manaslu Trek permit controlled by Nepal Police. After 1.5 hour uphill we reach Lee village where we stop for Lunch. A Village with Apple garden and Community Hospital. Visit mountain hospital than keep continue trek to Lho. It mean highest place in Tibetan Language. A big village in Numri Valley. Stay at comfortable guest house.

Day 11: Lho to Samagoan trek - Morning Visit the Lho Monastery and Buddhist Monks School, a short day hike to Samagoan via Syala village. The trek allows you to acclimatize and enjoy the spectacular mountain sceneries, walk through alpine rhododendron forest  before entering the Samagaon village. You will walk along the paddy fields just before Sama and passing many spiritual devotes Buddhist Mani walls, Stuppas and Chorten. In Sama Village you will welcoming by Great Buddhist entrance gate to enter the village. From village it offer a great view of Mt. Manaslu North Face and other mountain range. Afternoon We can Visit the Sama Monastery which is one of the famous on Manaslu Trek.

Day 12: Rest day at Samagoan village - exploration village, Birendra lake manaslu glacier view and manaslu base camp back to camp or Hike to Pungyan Gompa.

A rest day at Samagoan - In sama there are many option for you for sight exploration. Our guide give you detail information and decide where to go and the best. Depend on whether condition,  A side trip to the spectacular Manaslu Base Camp up to 4900m. is not to be missed. Leave early morning form guest house, we follow the yak harder trail and steep ascent into a slop and into a moraine you will reach the Manaslu Base Camp. From there, you will have magnificent view of the Manaslu Glacier, turquoise Birendra Lake great view of Sama Gaon, awe-inspiring mountains from 360 angels and the long horizon valley with Siringi Himal and Ganesh Himal range.

Another alternative option beside of the manaslu base camp and birendra lake, a short hike to Pungyan Gompa and the glacial lake through rhododendron forest and yak kharka. You will walk from the ridge of Pungyan Glacier and a grassy plateau. Discover the Pungyan Gompa at the end of corner and bottom of Mt. Manaslu  that was destroyed by avalanche during the winter.  Still a small monastery were there and open only seasonable. From there you will get even more close with the glacier and can see many yaks along the trial.

Day 13: Another short walk to Samdo village - getting so close to Tibet. Today you will finished green tree line and enter the alpine zone, yaks homes, buck white and potato growing land. little high altitude excursion at afternoon for comfort sleep. It is the best natural medicine and mountain rules. Visit and say Namaste to mountain goats, yaks and mountain griffins. Back to Guest house and hot tea in warm dining room. Stay on mountain guest house twin share basis room and sharing toilets.

Day 14: Trekking to Dharmasala  trekking in dry and high altitude area nearby Tibetan Border. Stunning view of Mt. Manaslu and precious mountain view. Hard breathing walk on less oxygen zone and staying on highest elevation in Larkya Pass Trek.  Stay on Mountain Guest House or Tented Camp, run by Ex-trekkers team.

Day 15: Big day for manaslu trekking early morning start larkya la pass trek, cross larkya pass 5272m, trekking to Bhimtang camp with meal.

Larky Pass It is a challenging trekking pass in Nepal on Manaslu trek without any technically difficulties. Offer breathtaking view of  Mt. manaslu (8163m), Himlung Himal (7126m), Cheo Himal (6820m), Gyaji Kung (7030m), Annapurna II (7983m), Larkya Peak (6249m) and other mountains from along the pass. Suggested always begin your larkya pass hiking after the day light in Morning like 5 to 6 Am. Before that time, Nepal Footprint Guide will not begin this day because of safety reason. Sometime due to the bad weather when heavy snowing and  wines you might to stop to cross the pass and try another day. From Larkya Phadi Dharmashala cross glacial moraine and past four frozen lakes as you make your way to the pass. After the pass, descent down trail is steep and mostly ICE trail about 300m. Along the down trail you cross one of glacier lake Ponkar Tal than come to Bhimtang at the end of Moraines and dead glacier on grassy land.

Day 16: Trekking to Tilje village getting more close to Annapurna trek. A nice and cold morning you will begin your all the way down hiking along the dense forest of Pines trees, Oaks and Rhododendron forest. Also you have great view of Phungi Himal and Manslu Mountain view from the White river bank which is begin form Glacier of Larkya and Himlung Himal. At Goa we stop for lunch than continue walk along the villages and farming fields to Tilje village. A join settlement houses village offer comfortable accommodation just before end of Manaslu Trek. Tilje is the last night for Manaslu Circuit Hike. From next day you enter Annapurna Conservation area and stop in Annapurna circuit trek guest house. Comfortable Guest House.

Day 17: Easy town Trekking to Jagat on Annapurna Circuit trekking Trail along the Tal Village. We do not walk along the road use always alternative and walking trail. About 5 to 6 hours, last night in Manaslu Circuit Trek. Lodge stay with meal and free WIFI service.

Day 18: 4x4 drive to Bashishar via Bulbule by local transport and change the bus then drive to kathmandu evening kathmandu another 5 to 6 hours. Hotel with B/B plan.

Day 19: An free morning and self exploration day before back home. Hotel B/B plan.

Day 20: Free time and depart to onward destination.

Note : All Itinerary can be customized as per requested by clients. Please feel free and let us know further about manalsu trek information with your expert team or email us at info@nepalfootprintholiday.com.

Price Includes

  • Airport pickup, drop and all ground transport by private vehicle.
  • Standard twin sharing Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast as per itinerary.
  • Trekking Lodge (Tea House) accommodations throughout the trek.
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the Manaslu Circuit trek.
  • All necessary paper works for Manaslu Conservation Park Entry Permit and TIMS card.
  • A highly experience and knowledgeable, friendly , English speaking well trained, Government License holder guide with his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport to Arughat/Bashshishar and insurance.
  • Friendly and helpful porters with proper walking equipment, his salary, foods, accommodation and insurance (one porter for two people).
  • Comprehensive medical box (first aid kit will be available).
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service (paid by your Travel Insurance company).
  • Government taxes and official expenses.
  • Emergency life saver oxygen and mask support.
  • Guided Kathmandu sightseeing tour with private vehicle.
  • Assistant guide group size more than 4 person group.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in typical Nepalese restaurant.

Price Excludes

  • International Airfare from and to Kathmandu.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa on arrival at Tribhuwan International
  • Airport – Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15 days Visa.
  • Your Travel and Medical Insurance.
  • Meals whilst you are in Kathmandu Lunch and Dinner as per itinerary.
  • Your Personal Expenses and trekking equipment for the trek.
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic cold and hot drinks on trek ( i.e. those you choose to purchase along the way and during evenings in the Tea Houses)
  • All desserts sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
  • Hot shower and battery charging on the tea houses.
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected)
  • Kathmandu sightseeing monument entrance fees.
  • Excess baggage more than 12 kg.(If you have extra baggage you can leave in Kathmandu office with full safety)

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Travel Information

Nepal Holiday Suitability

Each of Nepal Footprint Holiday’s tours and treks are tailor made catering quality comfort appropriate tour pace and absolute safety. Our activities include cultural tours, trekking Mountain climbing, cycling of different grades and diverse adventure activities to give you an ideal holiday activities of Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan. Our holiday packagesare designed as per the sustainable tourism principle conserving resources of every kind and helping the local communities, where we operate our tours and treks.

Tour Style & Comfort

During the stay in cities, we provide you the accommodation ranging from budget tourist hotels to five star hotels, which addresses your economic preferences. During the treks, we accommodate you either in the tented camps, teahouses or the home-stays. These are often small, family run establishments 'called tea-house/mountain lodge or campsites, which provide unique experience with adequate amenities and service standards. Sleeping arrangements are simple, typically with en suite facilities. Packed with adventure, these tours offer inspiring destinations and authentic travel experiences at a reasonable price. Using all kinds of transport and accommodation, Nepal Footprint Holiday will take you off the beaten trackto discover the true heart of the people and places you visit.

Your Tour Leader or Guide for Holidays to Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan

A Tour Leader, Climbing Guide and trekking guide is an integral part of our trekking, climbing and Mountain Biking holidays. One of our experienced Tour/Trek Leaders who have been handpicked and trained will lead your tour. We believe that our Tour/Trek/Bike Leaders are the key to the success; they are passionate travelers who are bursting with first-hand local knowledge, which they love to share. They will also take care of all the planning and organization throughout your journey. Their passionate approach will make this tour fun and inspiring, bringing the destination to life whether you are travelling alone or with others.

Your Arrival In Kathmandu and Accommodation

In TIA airport, one of our Tour Leaders or Guides will come to welcome you with surprise. In a comfortable vehicle, you will be transferred to the hotel where you can have free refreshment time after long flight to Kathmandu that we know. We will find you always better accommodation where you can have good sleep. All Hotels in Kathmandu include breakfast. Single room available as request but there will be extra charge for single accommodation.

Food and Drink

As per itinerary during the stay in Kathmandu, before and after the trek, the food and drinks are not included. However, Hotel you stay in always caters hearty Breakfast. During the trekking period all, the meals are included like breakfast, lunch and dinner. During the GAP (Guide, Porter, Accommodation) we do not provide meals so please make sure about the type of trek you have booked with us. Please be prepared to pay for non-included meals and all the personal drinks, bar bills and beverages. Note that costs for drinks and meals can vary depending on location.

Budgeting for your Tour

You will need some extra money to cover some of the extra meals, beverages, shopping and desired drinks, which are not included in the tour price. Any optional sightseeing that are not in the itineraries or buying souvenirs and items of a personal nature such as laundry and extra transport shall be paid by you. Of course, after an excellent adventure holiday the working team expects tips from you.

Tipping for Local Crew and Guide, Leader

Although not mandatory tipping is a part of tourism culture in this region of the world. Also this issue is always hard and difficult part of our business. Some local staff will look to members of the group for personal recognition of particular services provided. In order to make things easier for you, the Tour Leaders may organize a group's tips and if this is the case, they will account for it throughout the tour. Accordingly, you allow for tipping of trek staff, drivers, guides etc. Just small idea for you is generally the guide will get per day 5 to 7 US$ and other staff less than that. If you are capable and happy, you can tip them more.

Foreign Exchange

On your arrival in TIA after immigration, there is Money Exchange Counter. Please be careful they always give you less exchange rate. After arrive in Hotel and nearby, there are many Exchange counters, where you may get good exchange rate. If you prefer easier mode while exchanging the currency, you may ask your guide for help. If you arrive to Nepal by land from India or Tibet, there are Currency exchange counters and banks, where you may exchange the currency.

ATM Availability: Although you may occasionally find cash machines these, are some times very unreliable because of not electricity power off or layer ATM. In the major city there are many ATMS and are working good. Like in Thamel and Pokhara, Chitwan services are reliable. On the trek these services are not available. You must prepare in Kathmandu or Main city of Nepal by changing the Nepalese Currency.

Credit Card Acceptance: Credit cards are not generally accepted except in larger establishments of Kathmandu, Chitwan, Lumbini and Pokhara. However, if you go in tourist markets, restaurants and general store there are acceptable. You need to pay extra charge at list 3.5 to 4 percent.

Traveler’s Cheques: Traveler’s Cheques are not accepted as a valid mode of payments in Nepal.

Local Currency:

Nepali Rupee: Recommended Currency for Exchange: US$ or GBP, AUS$, SHF, HKD and some of popular currency easily accepted in major cities and towns if there are money exchange or bank service. In Kathmandu Airport, Touristic area of Nepal there is some of the authorized money exchange counter you will get easy cash change from there. Most of hotel they also offer cash exchange but some time the exchange rates are very low. Please ask our guide for further information about the agenda.

Important Information - Travel Insurance

It is a condition of joining any of our tours that you must have valid travel insurance. It must indicate that you have cover for 'at least' medical expenses and emergency repatriation in the event of illness or injury. We strongly recommend your policy include curtailment, personal effects and cancellation protection, as all deposits paid are non-refundable. You will also need to ensure your travel policy covers you for all activities you intend to do whilst on tour. Your insurer may charge an additional premium for certain activities. If you need any more help for that issue please let us know before arrival in Nepal then we can suggest to you some of the our Insurance Partner.

Visa Information

Nepal: An entry visa is required for all of international citizens except Indian.Visa can be obtained on arrival at Kathmandu Airport and various international border crossings between Nepal and its neighboring countries India and China/Tibet. This currently costs 25USD for a 15 Multiple Entries.

40USD for a 30 days Multiple visa

All visas are issued as multiple entry visas and are valid from the date they are issued. A passport-sized photograph for immigration is required. Payment must be made in cash, US dollars are accepted when you apply visa from abroad. Upon arrival in Airport or Nepalese land border, they need Nepalese rupees.

All visa information is subject to change. You should confirm all visa related questions with the relevant Embassy prior to departure or you may contact us for further information.

Vaccinations & Protection Nepal

Nothing compulsory, but we recommend protection against malaria, infectious hepatitis, typhoid, tetanus, polio and Japanese encephalitis. Consult your travel clinic for latest advice on different prophylaxis available against malaria. Although not compulsory, travelers may wish to take immunization against meningococcal meningitis. If you are taking some of regular and special medicine, please prepare from home as sometimes it is not easy to find in Nepal.

Preparing for your Tour

The Adventure Travel Experts available online or by emailing at info@nepalfootprintholiday.com

Climate of Nepal

Temperatures in the lower altitude regions are extremely pleasant. At Kathmandu and Pokhara variations in temperature are very limited: from the coldest recorded of 0°C to the highest of 38°C. The mountains are best admired, with greater air clarity, from October to March. Monsoon rains are strongest in June, July and August. The coldest months are December and January.

Clothing

Being properly equipped is one of the keys to a successful trek. The followingcheck list and notes to be sure that you have what you need for the actual trek.

Long Trousers: For everyday walking, light cotton trousers are the most suitable. Knee length shorts are acceptable in the more remote areas, but to avoid giving offence in the villages, you should cover up with trousers. Although comfortable, leggings are also unsuitable as they too cause offence to local people. Jeans are not recommended as they are often difficult to walk in over longer distances and become cumbersome when wet.

Down Jacket: After sunset, temperatures can fall below freezing point. A down jacket is the lightest and most convenient way of keeping warm when the temperature drops. Down jackets can be inexpensively hired or bought in Nepal. Our experience local guide in Kathmandu will give details at the briefing session.

Waterproofs: Breathable waterproofs not only protect against rain and wind but also stop you from overheating. They 'breathe' and avoid condensation, which you will experience from nylon waterproofs. Rain during the trekking season is rare but can be heavy if it does happen.

Gloves: They are especially useful in the morning and in the evening at higher altitudes. Thermal types are most suitable.

Socks: It is best to wear a pair of reasonably thick loop stitch socks. This helps to protect your feet against blisters. Avoid nylon socks, they are abrasive; do not breathe well as they can cause blisters. A thick fleece pullover or jacket is necessary, as nights can be very cold at altitude. Make sure that your waterproof jacket is loose enough to wear over your pullover or jacket.

Track Suit: Comfortable and much more practical (and warmer) to sleep in than pyjamas. Alternatively, thermal underwear is good. Thin Shirt/T-Shirt Thick Shirt or Thermal Vest Warm Hat.

Footwear: We strongly recommend you for good walking option and hence we suggest you to acquire, a comfortable pair of walking boots. Trainers and tennis shoes do not give the ankle support afforded by a decent pair of walking boots. Ideally, visit a specialist outdoor who will offer advice. It is a good idea to carry your boots in your hand luggage on international flights or wear them. Trainers and/or sandals are useful for post trek relaxation, whilst travelling and in towns.

Luggage: On Trek/Tour

Your luggage should consist of three main pieces:
Main Baggage: The item of luggage used to carry all your belongings in the hold of the plane and used to store all of the items you don't need on trek. This can be left behind at the group hotel used prior to the trek. We provide you free storage service in Kathmandu Hotel.

Trek Kitbag: All of our treks in Nepal receive a free Nepal Footprint Holiday kitbag on the tour prior to the start of the trek. Approximately 70 to 80 litters in size it is ideal for all items you need to take on trek and the luggage preferred by our porter. The weight limit for this is 10kg to 12kg but you will probably find that you do not need this much.

Day sac/Rucksack: 30-35 litters recommended, if you are keen to carrying more you may bring bigger to. During the course of a trekking day, you do not have to carry the luggage, which is being carried for you by our porters. In any mountain region, the weather can change rapidly and you must be equipped for this eventuality. Your day bag should therefore be large enough to carry waterproofs, fleece jacket/sweater, long trousers 'if walking in shorts', warm hat and gloves, sun hat, sun cream, water bottle 'minimum 1 liter' and your camera. On a few occasions, it is also necessary to carry your own packed lunch. We advise you to take a waterproof rucksack cover or alternatively line the sack with a large plastic bag to keep the contents dry. Advice on how and what to pack for the trek will be given at the tour briefing but it may be useful to do a trial pack before you leave home. Luggage allowed on tour is 15kg. If you are taking only the comfortable tours than there are no limit baggage because of transport.

General Information

Food: The prices for meals and drinks can vary greatly depending upon location and the prices detailed below are an average guide. In general, you would expect that drinks purchased in a supermarket or local bar to be less expensive, whilst drinks in an up market bar or restaurant may be more expensive. The costs for meals may vary depending upon location, type of restaurant and number of courses eaten and so the prices given are an average guide. Local restaurants located off the beaten track may be less expensive, whereas an up market restaurant located in the centre of a major city may charge more.

  • Lunch $: 5 to 7.00
  • Dinner $: 7 to 10.00
  • Bottle of Beer $: 3 to 7.00
  • Water $: 0.30 to 2.00

The Land Info:

  • Population: 29,331,000
  • Size of Country: 147,181 sq km
  • Major Language: Nepali
  • Religion: Hinduism 80%, Buddhism 13%
  • Time Difference to GMT: +5

Electric Supply & Plugs

Nepal
2 Pin Round (240V)

Why Choose Nepal Footprint Holiday Treks?

Nepal Footprint Holiday have been creating pioneer adventure holidays for over 10 years, earning the trust of hundred of delighted customers around the world, who feel safe and receive relevant information throughout the tours. Our trek and tour leaders have abundant local knowledge and our tours and mountains holidays are designed to take you off the beaten track to see the most exotic, inspiring and dramatic places in Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan. With over 10 years of experience, we are passionate about what we do. Responsible travel is and always has been one the driving principles of Nepal Footprint Holiday. OurTrekking and Cycling adventure holidaysare full of exciting things to see and do, exploring in small groups travelling by bus, bicycle, plane, rickshaw, horse, elephant, or any number of unusual forms of transport . Often you will stay in family run hotels and village houses and enjoy authentic local cuisine and their respective culture. In this way, it is easy to discover the true heart of the people and the place you travel to – and make some new friends along the way. Every tour is uniquely different, so please feel free to browse through our tours to the Nature, Culture and local.

Our commitment to the environment

We are passionate about sustainable travel and work hard to create tours where your holiday delivers real benefits to the local communities. We minimize our impact by travelling in small groups, respecting local cultures and traditional. When you travel with Nepal Footprint Holiday, you are directly contributing to local economies and helping empower the people you meet. We currently support a range of charities including: The Orphanage (which take caring child form the remote poor families and homeless), Education for All, sponsoring children through their secondary education in Nepal by using the"Save Our Children Nepal"Foundation.

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Rating: Excellent Review

"Great ABC trek, very safe very incredible!"

Planeamos nuestro viaje con meses de anticipacin, y en todo ese tiempo, pude discutir los detalles de mis tours en Nepal con Gokul , el dueo, l es encantador, te explica todo claramente y adapta el viaje a tus necesidades. Todo sali como lo planeamos, una experiencia maravillosa, recomiendo a todos hacer trekkings con ellos, unos paisajes preciosos con los himalayas al lado (con Santos, el mejor) mi viaje fue una experiencia nica que recomiendo a todos absolutamente, ( y a un precio ms que razonable tambin). Saludos outshine y gracias..volveremos!

From: Bergen, Norway

"Top class mounting bike tour in Kathmandu"

I took the 3 day Kathmandu Valley Bike Tour, through the Shivapuri National Park. We started and finished in Katmandu and it was excellent. The first morning was a steady climb to Shivapuri National Park from Kathmandu, where we had lunch. That afternoon we rode through beautiful forest trails and culturally rich villages. The second day we traverse the hills overlooking the Kathmandu valley and the deep into the national park. Day 3 we headed back through the park and then back down to Kathmandu.

Rating: Excellent Review

From: Österreich

"Trekking with Bashu from Nepal Footprint Holiday Treks"

We made West Nepal/Tibet Trekking, Kailash Trip with Bashu from Nepal Footprint Trekking and he was the best guide!! Excellent knowledge about religious, nature and peoples topics!! And an excellent cook too :-) It was really a pleasure to walk with him. Good German and English speaking!

Rating: Excellent Review

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"Experience the Quality Trekking with Footprint Holiday"

Experience a quality Nepalese trekking, mountaineering and mountain biking holidays. Be guided through the great himalayan trails, along the dramatic many stories valleys, landscape and cluture or across the ridges of a majestic mountain range. Whether you are traversing the famous himalaya trekking mt. everest and it's base camp and biking, exploring adventure in the high Mountains or experiencing remote wilderness in the outback, you will be pampered at the end of the day in comfortable accommodation. Whether you call it walking, hiking, biking, touring or trekking , you'll love what we have to offer you. Come with Nepal Footprint Holiday Treks – Nepal's leading walking, trekking and cycling tour operator.

Rating: Excellent Review

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"Thank you so much Mr. Bashu and BK"

Thank you so much Mr. Bashu and BK. for everything Good Organizing trekking and biking trips in Nepal. We are really lucky to made tour with you. We are sure gone be back again in Nepal for Another Manaslu or Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek with you. Namaste

Rating: Excellent Review

From: London

"Dear Ram and Footprint Team"

Greeting form London !!! It is not enough to write for you from here because unless always. We arrived safely London last week form Our Nepal and India trip after 5 weeks. Me and my boyfriend David. Now we connected with David family and enjoying here and remembering also explaining about your adventure holidays in Nepal including the Langtang National Park Trek. Once again thanks a lot for all support to us from there as a local and to be honest with us in trek specially Mr. Ram who was our guide for trek. Sure we will remember all of you guys form here and recommend for you from some of the people from our family to visit Nepal once from here. I am also already dreaming next trip but i need to work lot then finalize later.. Also namaste from David. We will keep touch with you Guys anyway.

Rating: Excellent Review

From: Osaka Sunshine, Japan

"Thank you Santosh and Bashu for organize our special trek and tours in Nepal"

Dear Nepal Footprint Trek, Greeting form Osaka Sunshine Japan. When we back after 16 days our Nepal holidays we feel we miss something in kathmandu and Annapurna. The mountains, Kathmandu funny and our funny Guide Santosh. Still we really missing you from here. Thank you Santosh and Bashu for organize our special trek and tours in Nepal without any problem instate of Japanese Food. We enjoy lot and hope see you again for Everest Base camp Trek in December.

Rating: Excellent Review

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What Makes Your Holidays Different With This Trip ?

Firstly, All Nepal Footprint Holiday team are  locally experience guide team  owned trek  agency who have deep knowledge how to run a responsible adventure or tailor made holidays.  Provide you always fact and clear information as soon as possible, first class transport service and well paid for their guide, porter and working team as per international standard.  All of team are fully insurance and even if they got sick during their trip we are able to rescue by Helicopter. We always give high priority for the our back support team. The are Key person for  company.  Most of our team are from rural areas of Nepal.

Save Our Children Center Nepal

Nepal Footprint Holiday not only limit for the adventure trips and only earning the cash, but also works closely with  SAVE OUR CHILDERN NEPAL a non-profitable social organization and is one key supporter for Nepali Children, their education,  health care and bright future.  We run some of charity holidays trips to Nepal and from other tours than contribute our support to the remote villages of Nepali Children through donation, sponsorship, partnership and work relationship vie our local Team Member. Some percentage of our annual profit we always share for those children of Nepal.

We invite all of you to join with us for this successful project by join hand always. You may join as a Volunteer, Teacher, Doctor or Any Specialist and  get a great experience with remote Nepali Children lifestyle.  If you want can sponsorship for local children to learn, school stationary and other support for helpless and poor family child or you may directly donate your effort and cash for renovations of primary schools, community health posts and their needs.

If you are really interested  to support by your heart to help our mission please contact for further information. Save Our Children Center Nepal.

TRIP Highlights

  • Popular non touristic trek in Nepal.
  • Insight the Manaslu and Annapurna Conservation area.
  • Mt. Manaslu 8163 meters and other three peaks range.
  • Tibetan border and lifestyle, culture.
  • Reach of Natural sources, flora and fauna.
  • Red Panda, Snow Leopard, Yaks and cheese, Yeti stories villages.
  • Authentic Tibetan Buddhist culture and less touristic trek route.
  • Special Trekking permit zone.
  • Larkya La pass, Birendra Lake, Glacier and Manang Valley.

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Mr. Bashu Thapaliya
Location: Chakisabari Marga 16 - Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
GPO No: 6427
Tel: +977 14701091, 4701768
Fax: +977 14700122
Email: info@nepalfootprintholiday.com

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