Mt. Manasalu Region lies between Annapurna Range in west & Ganesh-Langtang range in east situated on northern part of Gorkha district near to Tibet border. Mt. Manasalu 8163 m. is 8th highest mountain peak in the world. The history of trekking & Expedition of this mountain has started when Japanese Expedition climbed Mt. Manasalu in 1956. It is officially open on 1991 for trekkers. The region is rich on flora, fauna & culture with different experience of low to high altitude. Naturally this region has waterfalls, lakes, beautiful ethnic villages, beautiful Mountain views with green hills & landscape. The region has various Monasteries, Mani walls, Chortens and many other religious landmarks temples & more. The trekking Route follows the classic trading route along Budhi Gandaki River. On the route of Rupina La Pass we cross ethnic villages of GURKHA which provides hidden culture of Nepal. Barpak Village is one of the great examples of Ethnic village of Nepal Himalaya.
The upper part of Manasalu has great experience of secret Buddhist monasteries, Mani walls & Prayer flags, the upper part of trail go to Barpak village, Rupina Pass 4643m to Larkya Pass 5135m which is major destination to trekkers. We can view Himal Chuli, Manaslu, Buddha Himal and Himlung Himal on the first part of trek in Larkya. After Larkya Pass the route goes to heavily forested valley of marsyangdi river of Annapurna Region. The extension of trek can be made with Throng pass with Muktinath & Jomsom.
Weather Conditions in Nepal Himalaya
The condition of weather in Himalayas Range depends up on arrival of monsoon. For advance trek on Annapurna, Everest, Langtang, Makalu, Kanchenjunga & Manasalu regions are suggested on the dry season (March – June) & (September – November). Soft village treks & short trek around Kathmandu and Pokhara can be operated around the year. The trekking in Himalaya shadow zone like upper mustang, Upper Dolpo & Humla can be operated even in rainy season (June – October), After October the region become cold as compare with other region.
We provide hygienic foods for all trekking teams which stimulate your appetite despite frequent altitude induced loss of appetite ,Breakfast includes porridge and cereal followed by eggs (fried, boiled poached or omelettes) and either bread or chapattis with jam, honey, peanut butter etc. Lunch starts with juice and may include chips, rice, lentils, vegetables, salad, sandwiches, beans, tinned fish and tinned meat. Dessert is usually fresh/tinned fruit and tea. The evening meal always starts with soup (often with a healthy dose of garlic to aid acclimatization) accompanied by poppadoms, popcorn or prawn crackers. The main meal varies from local style – Dal Bhat (rice and lentils with an onion and vegetable sauce), Yak stew, momos etc. to western style – yak burgers, chips, pasta, pizza & Desserts are equally appealing and include apple pie, cake, custard etc. In T- house or Lodge trek we provide all meals from menu of locals.
Staffs and Tipping
We provide you highly experience guides with government license for mountaineering, skillful high altitude cook with helpers, assistance sherpas to settle camps, Nepali Mountain group Leader ( Depends up on group size), Liaison officer (Government) & Essential porters, yaks or pony as per program. All the staffs will be well equipped & has insurance from local insurance company. We suggest our group to handover TIPS & BONUS for our staffs after the trip.
The domestic flights are dependable on weather condition, in some case we may stuck for long days in Himalayan airports Like Lukla, Jufal, Tumlingtar, Jomsom etc on that case we can arrange Helicopter but the cost will be extra. The accommodation before & after trip will be as per program so if there will be any extra cost you need to pay us directly.
We provide all private transportation in Kathmandu which depends up on the group size but if in case you want to use transportation in mountain rough road, it is not possible to arrange private transportation but we can arrange reserve local transportation as per program.