Mansalu Base Camp Trek

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Epic trip to Nepal. This trekking has a unique surrounding that is exceptionally rich in its bio-diversity, which has make it popular as the tourist destinations for several years.

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Mansalu Base Camp Trek

Manaslu Circuit Trek was opened for trekking only after 1992 and this trek around the world’s eight highest peak Manaslu at 8163m is really enjoyable and less crowded . The name Manaslu means “The Spirit-Mountain” in local language, referring to the strong deity that dwells within. With an offer of fabulous beauty along the border of Nepal and Tibet. It is now a restricted trekking route for which trekkers should obtain a special permit from the government registered trekking agency of Nepal to get entrance in this region, (namaste nomad can arrange all permits for our trekker). Only then, you can have the chance to venture around its magnificent circuit. This trekking has a unique surrounding that is exceptionally rich in its bio-diversity, which has make it popular as the tourist destinations for several years. All the features of this region including natural scenery, high glacier lakes, fascinating flora and fauna and majestic Himalayan ranges have made it one of the best places of Nepal.

On the trail, you will get a chance to witness the magnificent view of Mt Manaslu (8163m), the eight tallest mountain in the world. This trekking route also provides enthralling views of other highest mountains in the world such as HimalChuli (7893m), Annapurna Range, Shringi (7187m), Ngadi Chuli (7871m) and Ganesh Himal.

  • The trekking trail is less crowded, wild and remote.
  • The trail follows the Budhi Gandaki, a deep, long river gorge, with many suspension bridges.
  • Breathtaking views of highest peaks in the world like Mt. Manaslu, Lamjung Himal and Mt. Annapurna II
  • The trekking trail gives an opportunity to explore both cultural and as well as natural diversity
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Jump into international flight to Nepal, landing on the Kathmandu. Our staff receive you from the airport to the hotel, where you will spend the day in relax.

Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing/Shopping

Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, is famous for its world heritage sites like the Durbar Square, the Swayambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath, and such other religious monuments expressing the excellence of Nepali art and culture. Follow our guide through a brief tour at Kathmandu, shopping on the way.

Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Aruhgat

Experience yourself for a long drive (maybe 7 hours) from Kathmandu to Arughat Bazaar (translates to “marketplace” in simple language). The first part of the journey takes you via a smooth highway but then we steer towards Arughat through the rough path of Gorkha.

Day 4: Arughat to Soti Khola

The trail starts today. We get off our comfy drive, and begin walking through lush valleys and rice paddy fields. We follow Budi Gandaki river, climb over the Kyoropani, descent down to the junction of the BudiGandaki and the Sundi khola. Enjoy a refreshing swim and camp overnight on this spot.

Day 5: Soti khola to Machha Khola

Our trail narrows down, leading us through densely forested hillsides, adorned with tiny villages here and there. We will trek though steep valley sides, pass the Lapbesi village, descent down to the riverbed and follow the wide and sandy path, climbing once in a while, towards Machha Khola (translates to “Fish Stream” in English). Nearby Maccha Khola, we will organize a camp for the night.

Day 6: Machha Khola to Jagat

Today, we shall cross the Maccha Khola, and walk upstream towards the small hamlet of Khola Bensi. Enjoy a bath in the hot spring there, and then move along the steep valley sides. The trail gets too steep at this point that we have to head for the left bank via a suspension bridge.

We resume our trek though a forested path, rest for a cup of tea at Doban, and then walk to Lauri, where we switch back to the right side of the river through another suspension bridge. A little climb and the sight of Jagat’s field will welcome you for an overnight camp.

Day 7: Jagat to Deng

It will take around 7 hours of trekking from Jagat to the tiny Deng village made up of just about 4 houses. From Jagat, we make a descent towards the river through stone steps and then ascent up a terraced hillside stopping at Saguleri to catch the exotic view of the Sringi Himal (7187m).  Then, after a few more crossings over the river, whenever the path becomes too steep, we ultimately climb up to Deng. Camp for the night.

Day 8: Deng to Ghap

Now the trail leads us through Lana village, and further up we will see Mani stones i.e. rocks etched with the Buddhist prayers – a sure sign that we have entered the cool Tibetan areas. In about 4 hours, we will be camping in the village of Ghap.

Day 9: Ghap to Lho Gaon

From Ghap, we move further up, crossing the BuriGandaki river three times more, towards the alpine territory, where your cameras will have lots of mountain views to capture. At length, we will reach the Namrung village (guys there will check or special permits), above which are pasture lands and a large stream (originating from Lidanda Glaciers) to cross over on our route. We will pass the Sho village, dwelling at the altitude of 3000m (provides nice views of Manaslu), and then reach our destination for the day – Lho Gaon.

Day 10: Lho Gaon to Sama Gao

Our eyes will see the majestic Peak 29, as we climb further up to Sama Gaon. We might camp here or move half an hour further to the Sama Gompa.

Day 11: Acclimatization

You can go to Manaslu Base Camp which will take about 3 hours to reach if you want. Then you’ll return to Sama Gaon again which takes about 2 hours. Otherwise You’ll spend the entire day in Sama Gaon.

Day 12: Sama Gaon to Samdo

From Sama Gompa, a little further up is Samdo, the pleasant forest residing near the border of Tibet. Here we take out our cameras and shoot some nice pictures of the mountains surrounding us. Enjoy the day resting.

Day 13: Samdo to Dharmasala

What was once a mighty river now dwindles to a stream, and we ascent up this BuriGandaki stream to Sumdu, probably the last thriving village on our trail. Next is some sort of a ruined marketplace called Larkya Bazaar. And further up at an altitude of 4450m, we hit the Larkya Lodge, aka the Dharmasala for travelers to rest.

Day 14: Dharmasala-Cross Larkya la pass and trek to Bhimtang

The next day, we ascent up Dharmasala, hitting an ablation valley presenting stunning views of the Larkya Peak. The trail gets steep, as we move up through the moraines to the Larkya La pass, where we can capture incredible pictures of Annapurna II, Cheo Himal, Himlung Himal among other snowcapped mountains. Walking though snow and moraines, we reach the lovely forest area of Tanbuche. A descent now, and we reach Bimthang, an ablation valley composed of nothing but abandoned homes and Buddhist prayer rocks.

Day 15: Bhimtang to Goa

We descend towards Goa from here. The south horizon is impressive with the Manaslu in the east and Annapurna II in the west. Further down, we follow our trail through a bridge at Dudh Khola, trek through the blossom of rhododendron flowers, leave Karche in our wake, submit to a checking at Thonje village, cross Marsyangdi river, join other trekkers of the Annapurna circuit, and rest at Goa.

Day 16: Goa to Tal

What once used to be a pristine lake now has faded away leaving a beautiful valley. Tal, once a lake, is now a village. We will be trekking from Goa to Tal village.

Day 17: Tal to Ghermu Phant

From Tal, our long route takes us through steep valley sides of the Himalayan range, tucked between the Manaslu and Annapurna range. We stop at Ghermu Phant.

Day 18: Ghermu Phant to Bhulbhule and drive to Besisahar

A suspension bridge will get us to the east bank of Marsyangdi Khola, Then, there’s this short climb up to Bahundanda, a climb down to Ngadi, and then to the paddy fields of Bulebhule. From Bhulebhule, the trail becomes easy, with no hills and steep landscapes, as we move toBesisahar.

Day 19: Drive back to Kathmandu

Sit back, and enjoy a “7 hours long” ride back to Kathmandu, where you can spend the rest of the day in leisure or do last minute shopping until your next day depature.

Day 20: Departure

Departure to you home or you can continue you further stay and explore in Nepal.

Price Includes
  • All airport pickup/drops
  • 3 Days Accommodation in Kathmandu in 3 star hotel
  • Bus Fare
  • All food and accommodation during trek
  • Required Document (TIMS)
  • Restricted area permit
  • All Government and Local Taxes
  • Experienced Trek Leader
Price Excludes
  • Visa Fee
  • Airport Departure Tax
  • Accommodation for extra days
  • Travel insurances
  • Extra activities than those listed
  • Rescue helicopter in case of emergency (we can arrange for you in case but cost doesn’t include)

Testimonials

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The trip with namaste nomad to Everest Base Camp was truly amazing. The group I was with were also a great bunch of people and it made the trip a lot more enjoyable. The professionalism that mohan and his team of Sherpas provide is exceptional. We did see some other groups on the trip and unfortunately we could clearly see that a lot of things were not provided for them. Travelling with mohan, everything is taken care of from food to the bed you sleep in. It’s almost like you have a group of babysitters because the only thing you have to worry about is the walking !. Mohan and his team provide a safe friendly and thoroughly enjoyable journey even when you hit some hard points. I would highly recommend Namaste nomad for any trip you might want to do. From start to finish the trip was amazing !

Stephen D

Life changing !

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Did the errigal sunrise hike. We didnt see the sun because of the mist and the Rain, but is was still a very beautiful trip to the top. Had a great guide (Malachy thanks again) and the trip was well organized by Mohan.

Tim Sterken

Errigal sunrise hike

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I first heard of Mohan and Namaste Nomad 2 years ago and since then I have been on 3 amazing trips with them. The first one was in March 2018 when I went to Langtang in Nepal. My first time there I was excited but more than a little apprehensive. I needn’t have worried. Mohan and his team of sherpas were absolutely wonderful. Everything was taken care of, tickets, transfers, all accommodation, most meals, money exchange and advice on where and what to eat and drink. We had been told that it would be completely vegetarian and dairy free on the trek. I had no problem at all with the vegetarian part of it but thought the dairy free might be tough. It wasn’t at all. We ate the most delicious food all prepared by our sherpas using fresh mostly locally sourced ingredients. The dal boat was to die for. We were constantly reminded to drink water, use sunscreen, wear a hat etc. The scenery in langtang was spectacular, towering snow capped mountains and deep valleys with raging rivers. It was an area which had been badly hit by the recent earthquake and there were sad reminders of the damage which had been done. Overall a very good and memorable experience. June 2018 I headed off to the Picos in Spain with Mohan again. For anyone who might be reluctant to travel too far , but wants amazing scenery I would totally recommend the Picos. Somewhat similar to the Himalayas I thought, one area known as the gorge stood out for me anyway. It was breathtaking. We stayed in the most beautiful little villages, ate delicious food and drank lovely local wine. Just a little as we had to remember we were walking in the morning! In April of this year I went back again to Nepal this time to do Annapurna base camp ( usually just known as ABC). A totally different area but no less lovely. It had a lot of forest and was very fertile. As well as being our guide Mohan was a great source of information about the local people and their way of life. I never stopped asking questions!. Again great walking , lots of steps this time but we kept going and finally on Easter Sunday morning at around 8 local time we arrived into ABC. We were told that the morning was the time to see it at its best . The rising sun in such a blue sky , the snow capped Annapurna range all combined to made it such a highlight. It was so well worth it. I think the fact that I did 3 trips with mohan and his team in such a short space of time says it all and I’m certainly not finished yet. For anyone who wants a trek with a difference but at a good price I don’t think you could do much better.

Roisin McDaid

My treks with Namaste Nomad

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This was the second trip I booked with Namaste Nomad. The first was hiking to Everest Base Camp which was a phenomenal trip! I placed a deposit on Bhutan before I left Nepal due to the shear genuineness of Mohan. He is very thorough in ensuring a safe and successful trip. In Bhutan he was open to group needs and used this information to organize alternative to the original plans. The group I was with had great communication between so that we could make choices that benefitted all of us. If you are thinking of traveling abroad and you love realism in your travels this is the company to book with. You will get the chance to see everyday life in your travels vs sitting on a tour bus skipping the realities of life outside.

N2tele

Traveling with your eyes open, Bhutan!

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I recently returned from a thoroughly enjoyable trek to EBC and Kalapathar. The trip was beyond amazing and a life changing experience. This was all made possible, largely due to our highly organised and very knowledgable Leader Mohan (and his team of local Sherpas and Porters) who educated us on all aspects of life in Nepal including environmental issues which he is very passionate about. Mohan’s attention to detail was second to none, ensuring everyone stayed healthy and safe, while also thoroughly enjoying ourselves. This is the trip of a lifetime with breathtaking views and such cheerful and welcoming locals. We had a fantastic group that supported one another throughout and the craic was brilliant. I would highly recommend travelling with this company and I for one, can’t wait here for my next trekking adventure with them. Thank you Mohan.

PaulineK884

Everest Base Camp & Kalapathar

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My husband and I found out about Namaste Nomad while on a hike in Ireland the year before. We stayed in connect with Mohan and planned going on the Island Peak trek. Being in the USA, all our communication was by email and Mohan answered all of our questions so we felt ready when we flew to Nepal. The trek was incredible. No stress. Mohan dealt with accommodations in Kathmandu and in the Everest Circuit, food the entire trek, flights to and from Lukla, and taxis from the airport. He gave great advice on the hike up, like avoiding dairy and meat and keeping a constant steady pace, so we didn't get sick or hurt before summit day. He was concerned about our well being and wanted us to make it to the summit and be happy as much as we wanted to. His sherpas were incredible men. Humble, sweet, and considerate. You can trust your guides and you will make a great friend at the same time.

Jame B

Island Peak April 2018 Nepal Trekking

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I went to India and Ladakh with Namaste Nomad two years ago. I absolutely loved it, particularly the Himalayas. I therefore challenged myself to trek to Everest Base Camp with them. I did this last year and I can truthfully say that it was one of the most wonderful things I have ever done in my life. I am in my sixties, but the care and attention given me made everything not only manageable but immensely enjoyable. I've now signed up to climb Island Peak with Mohan and the team - my first serious Himalayan mountain. It's a prospect that fills me with a mixture of great excitement and a healthy dose of fear - but I know that I am in the safest of hands. Mohan and the team are watching you every step of the way. Safety is their number one priority, but they manage to make every trek great fun too. Bring it on!

Malachy D

Truly a high-point of my life

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I recently traveled to Nepal with Namaste Nomad to climb Mera Peak. This trip was an absolute amazing life experience for me. Mohan arranged everything from flights to accommodation to food and everything in between. His local knowledge was invaluable especially in Kathmandu where he even got our money changed to ensure we received the best rate. The trek itself could not have been better for acclimatisation. It’s a slightly longer route than some but gives you the best chance of summiting. Our 2 Sherpas could not have done more. They treated us like family and not just clients. They did everything they could to give us the best chance at summiting .. which the whole group did. I would definitely use NN for an future treks in the Himalayas. 10 out of 10!!

Cathy Reavy

Mera Peak

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After meeting Mohan briefly in Donegal I soon signed up to join him his team and 10 other travellers to trek Nepal's Langtang valley. Best decision ever!From the get go when we all met at Dublin airport the level of organisation and planning Mohan had put into this trip became clear. After hassle free flights Mohan had arranged for a local taxi company to meet us at the airport keeping the group together making for stress travel to the hotel, the hotel selected also was to a high standard with everyone's needs catered to.As part of our trip Mohan had arranged for Cultural shows, dinner booking and buses to Kathmandu's heritage sites including a local guide. Allowing us to make the most of our time in this culturally intriguing city.Then it was on to the trekking bit! after the 8 hour bus journey to the mountains we where treated to dinner cooked that the hotel by our guides and porters this was to be the case daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The food was excellent and more importantly the level of food hygiene Mohan requires these guys work to more than meets any western standards, out of 11 people no one got any food related sickness unlike some people we met on the way who where travelling with other companies if only for this reason alone I couldn't recommend Namaste Nomad highly enough.While on the trek the scenery was simply stunning where the true beauty of the Himalayas is apparent. Making the trek all the more enjoyable was the level knowledge our guides had on the area, plants and animals, and they where only to happy to impart this on us. While being the real professionals they where also great company through out.For most of the group including myself it was our first team at high altitude, and the focus on everyone's safety from Mohan and team was very evident. Something we all found extremely reassuring allowing you to enjoy the trek knowing that you are in good hands. In turn giving us the confidants to make the optional climb to 4800m an experience that will simply leave you gob smacked with a real sense of achievement.After this we made the trek back down through the valley which was an absolute delight with everyone on a high after what had been an unforgettable experience and achievement. With another couple of days to spend in Kathmandu it was a great way to round off the trip.I have already signed up to trek to Everest base camp in September 2019 and that in it self is properly best recommendation I could possibly give.

Eamonn C

Langtang valley trek March 2018

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I couldn't recommend this trip enough, I highly recommend Mohan as a guide. Trip was so enjoyable. I can't wait to go on another . From scenery to accommodation , everything was top class.

S C

Picos De Europa


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