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Manaslu to Annapurna │ Great Himalaya Trail

Manaslu to Annapurna │ Great Himalaya Trail 24 Days

  • Duration: 24 days

  • Trip level: strenuous (info?)

  • Maximum altitude: 5416 m

  • Accommodation: teahouse/lodge

  • Season: March, April, May, September, October, November

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Manaslu circuit

The Great Himalaya Trail is a combined network of excisting trails & treks in The Himalaya. Great Himalaya Trail in Nepal starts from Kanchenjunga in the East crossing the entire Nepal Himalaya to Hilsa or Simikot in the West, or vice versa. Sherpa Heritage Trails is an official specialized operator for the Great Himalaya Trail Nepal.
We are happy to offer this unique trek following both the Manaslu circuit trail as the Annapurna Circuit trail.

The adventure starts with a long private drive to Soti Khola. This local Manaslu village is located not far from Gorkha. The last kilometers you travel on an unpaved road through the rice fields. From the little village of Soti Khola you will hike through Hindu villages and open wide trails. Here it is warm and tropical and you will pass through several bamboo forests. The closer you get to the swirling Burhi Gandaki, the more you walk into a gorge. Once into the canyon you will hike past high rock walls and beautiful waterfalls. You cross the Burhi Gandaki river several times by suspension bridges, and during other parts of this trek you will hike right beside the river. The earthquake of April 2015 destroyed a critical part of the trail. This section of the circuit was restored by donations of foreign foundations in 2016. A 200m steel cantilever pathway has been build, and both trekkers and locals can safely travel along the trail again. Eventually you hike out of the gorge and the valley opens up to you. Buddhist chortens and prayer flags are welcoming you. More and more the snowy mountains peaks are showing themselves. Starting from the village of Samagoan the mountain slopes are overgrown with birch and juniper. From here on it is still a couple of days of hiking to the Larkya La pass. From Larkya Phedi you will leave early in the morning with your guide to climb the high pass. While crossing Larkya La you will be treated to a spectacular view of the snowy peaks. You will see the famous Himalaya peaks including the Himlung Himal and Annapurna II. After passing the Larkya La, the trail descents steeply downwards. The alpine vegetation will again be replaced for the warm forests of rhododendron. Once descended you will follow from Dharapani the Annapurna round trek. At Manang you will enjoy a well deserved resting day. Towards the high Thorung La pass the landscape will again change into a high alpine scenery. The wind is constantly around you, and the prayer flags are fluttering rapidly sending prayers for good luck. Eventually you reach the Thorung La pass at an altitude of 5416 meters. The crossing of the Thorung La is the highest point of this trek and is sometimes even snow-covered. The panoramic views from this pass are spectacular and you can see the highest mountains peaks. At Muktinath you have entered a holy site for both Buddhist and Hindu pelgrims. There are several temples and statues, or people are taking a holy bath. From Jomsom it is a short flight back to Pokhara where you can relax at Lake Phewa.

Day 01                  Drive Kathmandu to Soti Khola via Arughat Bazaar (820m – 8 hrs.)
Day 02                  Trek to Macha Khola (930 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 03                  Trek to Jagat (1340 m – 7 hrs.)
Day 04                  Trek to Deng (1800 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 05                  Trek to Ghap (2160 m – 4 hrs.)
Day 06                  Trek to Lho (3180 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 07                  Trek to Samagoan (3530 m – 5 hrs.)
Day 08                  Resting day at Samagoan for acclimatization. Optional day hike to Birendra Lake.
Day 09                  Trek to Samdo (3860 m – 5 hrs.)
Day 10                  Trek to Larkya Phedi (4460 m – 4 hrs.)
Day 11                  Cross over Larkya La pass (5200 m) to Bimthang (3720 m – 8 hrs.)
Day 12                  Trek to Gho (2560 m – 5 hrs.)
Day 13                  Trek to Dharapani (2175 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 14                  Trek to Chame (2600 m-6 hrs.)
Day 15                  Trek to Lower Pisang (3200 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 16                  Trek to Manang (3540 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 17                  Resting day at Manang
Day 18                  Trek to Yak kharka (4018 m-6 hrs.)
Day 19                  Trek to Thorung phedi (4450 m – 4.30 hrs.)
Day 20                  Cross over Thorung La Pass (5416 m) overnight at Muktinath (3800 m – 8 hrs.)
Day 21                  Trek to Jomsom (2710 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 22                  Flight Jomsom to Pokhara (1 hrs.)
Day 23                  Pokhara
Day 24                  Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu, flight is optional (6 hrs.)

Sherpa Heritage Trails shows you a starting price. During the trekking season prices may rise. The final price depends on the trekking season, group size and, if applicable, cost of local flight.

The starting price for Manaslu to Annapurna │ Great Himalaya Trail 24 days is:
€750,00 per person ( party of 4 persons)
€1020,00 per person ( party of 2 persons)

We have noticed the ways of traveling and booking are changing rapidly. Many customers book a hotel or a guesthouse themselves prior to their journey. However, we would happily like to arrange accommodation for you. We have excellent contacts with various hotels and guesthouses and will be able to offer a good price rate for any budget.

When you arrive at the International Airport we will pick you up and bring you to your accommodation. Here we will give you a short briefing about the trek. In addition we will give you advice about hygienic food, customs, and sightseeing in Kathmandu.

Cost include:
-Pick up and drop off from Kathmandu International Airport to hotel
-Return private drive Kathmandu to Soti Khola; flight Jomsom to Pokhara (including transfer local airport to hotel); tourist bus Pokhara to Kathmandu
-Certificate of CO2- emission free for all transport in Nepal
-Two nights in 3* hotel including breakfast in Pokhara
-Licensed and certified mountain guide. Well experienced and English speaking
-Salary, food, accommodation and insurance for the mountain guide
-Free use of waterproof bag ( only available with porter service)
-ACAP (Annapurna area) fee, MCAP(Manaslu area) fee, Manaslu trekking permit, TIMS and local taxes
-Support of the Sherpa Heritage Trails head office in Kathmandu

Cost exclude:
-International flight to Kathmandu
-Nepal entrance visa
-Accommodation and all meals in Kathmandu
-Lunch and dinners in Pokhara
-Lodging and food during trek
-Porter service for carrying luggage. One porter for two persons, max. luggage 12 kg. per person
-All beverage bills, hot shower, internet services, laundry and battery charge during trek
-Personal travel insurance
-Rescue operation charge in case of an emergency
-Any cost that arise due to change of itinerary like flight delay, natural calamities, etc.
-Gratitude and tips for mountain guide (and porter)