Manaslu Bhimthang Trek

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Manaslu Bhimthang, Nepal
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Duration

8 Days 7 Nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

12 people

Languages

English, Nepali

About this tour

The Manaslu Bhimthang Trek is an awe-inspiring and less-trodden trekking route located in the Manaslu Conservation Area of Nepal. It offers a unique and culturally enriching journey around the world’s eighth-highest peak, Mount Manaslu (8,163 meters/26,781 feet). This off-the-beaten-path adventure takes trekkers through remote villages, verdant forests, and rugged terrains, providing a captivating blend of natural beauty and cultural encounters.

The trek starts from the historical town of Besishar and follows the Anapurna Circuit Trail, passing quaint villages adorned with prayer flags and intricately carved mani walls. As the trail gains elevation, trekkers are treated to breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks, including the Himalchuli (7,893 meters/25,896 feet) and Ganesh Himal (7,422 meters/24,350 feet).

Throughout the journey, trekkers have the opportunity to interact with friendly locals from different ethnic groups, including the Tamang, Gurung, and Tibetan communities, and gain insight into their traditional way of life. The Manaslu region is known for its preserved cultural heritage and ancient monasteries, adding to the cultural richness of the trek.

Essential Tips for a Successful Manaslu Bhimthang Trek

  • Secure the required permits, such as the Manaslu Restricted Area Permit and Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP), before starting the trek.
  • Consider hiring an experienced guide or joining a reputable trekking agency to navigate the challenging terrain and ensure safety during the trek.
  • Prepare yourself with regular physical training and endurance exercises to tackle the demanding ascents and descents of the trek.
  • Carry essential trekking gear, including sturdy hiking boots, warm clothing, a reliable sleeping bag, trekking poles, and a comfortable backpack.
  • Carry sufficient water and energy-rich snacks to stay hydrated and nourished during the trek, as teahouse availability may vary along the route.
  • Plan for acclimatization days to adapt to higher altitudes and reduce the risk of altitude sickness.
  • Be prepared for unpredictable weather changes in the mountains and pack suitable clothing for varying conditions.
  • Carry enough Nepali currency for the entire trek, as ATMs may not be available in remote regions. Also, carry a fully charged mobile phone and a portable power bank for communication.
  • Be mindful of local customs and traditions, especially while visiting monasteries and cultural sites. Dress modestly and ask for permission before taking photos of local people.
  • Follow the principles of “Leave No Trace” and dispose of waste responsibly. Respect the natural environment and cultural heritage by minimizing your impact on the region.

Manaslu Bhimthang Trek Safety Considerations

  • Be aware of the risks of altitude sickness and take acclimatization days to allow your body to adjust to higher altitudes gradually.
  • Consider hiring an experienced guide familiar with the Manaslu region and its challenges to ensure safe navigation and decision-making.
  • Carry adequate rain gear, warm layers, and sun protection because of the suddenly changing weather in the mountains.
  • Carry a fully charged mobile phone with a local SIM card and emergency contact numbers. Consider renting a satellite phone for remote areas.
  • Trek with a group or at least one trekking partner to ensure mutual support and assistance, especially in isolated areas.
  • Ensure you are in good physical condition before starting the trek to cope with the demanding terrain and long walking days.
  • Carry a comprehensive first aid kit and know how to use it. Consider taking a basic first aid course before the trek.
  • Familiarize yourself with the evacuation procedures and emergency services available in the region.
  • Pay attention to the advice of local guides and lodge owners regarding trail conditions, weather updates, and safety precautions.
  • Be cautious when crossing rivers, especially during monsoon season, and use established bridges or follow the guidance of experienced locals.

Highlights

  • Spectacular views of Mount Manaslu and other Himalayan peaks.
  • Remote and less-crowded trekking route.
  • Rich cultural experiences with local ethnic communities.
  • Serene Bhimthang valley surrounded by snow-capped peaks.
  • Visiting ancient Buddhist monasteries and chortens.
  • Authentic teahouse experience and warm hospitality.
  • Trekking through diverse landscapes and terrains.
  • Exploring a restricted area with exclusive permits.

Included/Excluded

  • International and Domestic Airport Pick Up and Drop.
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner from the Teahouses menu during the treks.
  • Overnight Sleep at Standard tea house with basic facility during the treks.
  • Government licensed holder trekking guide including all his meals, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance.
  • One porter for two person who carry only two trekking member’s bags, including all his meals, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance.
  • If single trekker booked then guide will help you to carry some of your stuffs.
  • Equipment like sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags, trekking poles, and Crampons will be provided (Returned after the trip is complete).
  • First aid kid box included and carry by guide.
  • Emergency helicopter rescue services provided, Pay By your Insurance or By Your Self.
  • All needed Trekking Permit and National park Entry fees.
  • All needed ground transportation mention on the itinerary.
  • Government Tax and Company service charge.
  • Personal expenses as like the Phone Bill, Camera Charging, Hot Shower, Wifi.
  • All kind of drinks as like Mineral Water, Tea, Coffee, Juice, Coke, Fanta, Beer and Bar Bills.
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during your stay in city like Pokhara, Kathmandu.
  • Extra Nights’ Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara, in case if you return earlier from the Treks.
  • Tips to your Guide and Porter. (It is expected)
  • Travel insurance.

Itinerary

  • Start your journey early morning with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar.
  • From Besisahar, continue the drive to Chame, a picturesque town in the Annapurna region.
  • Enjoy the views of green hills and mountains along the way.
  • Overnight stay in Chame.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Begin your trek from Chame, following the Marsyangdi River.
  • Pass through lush forests and quaint villages, encountering local culture and lifestyle.
  • Reach Dharapani, a beautiful village with traditional houses.
  • Overnight stay in Dharapani.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Resume your trek, crossing suspension bridges and enjoying the captivating landscapes.
  • Trek through rhododendron forests and terraced fields.
  • Arrive at Gho, a serene village offering splendid mountain views.
  • Overnight stay in Gho.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Continue your trek, passing through alpine meadows and moraines.
  • Witness stunning views of Manaslu and other Himalayan peaks.
  • Arrive at Bhimthang, a beautiful highland with a backdrop of majestic mountains.
  • Overnight stay in Bhimthang.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Take a rest day to explore Bhimthang and its surroundings.
  • Enjoy the breathtaking mountain scenery and the serene atmosphere.
  • Overnight stay in Bhimthang.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Begin your trek back to Dharapani, retracing your steps through the mesmerizing landscapes.
  • Pass through charming villages and lush forests.
  • Overnight stay in Dharapani.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Drive back to Besisahar, where your trek began.
  • Relax and unwind in Besisahar.
  • Overnight stay in Besisahar.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Enjoy a scenic drive back to Kathmandu from Besisahar.
  • Spend your last day in Kathmandu exploring the city or souvenir shopping.
  • Farewell dinner in the evening to celebrate your successful trek.
  • Overnight stay in Kathmandu.
  • Breakfast and Lunch at the teahouse.
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Durations

8 Days

Languages

English
Nepali

Frequently asked questions

The Manaslu Bhimthang Trek is a challenging and off-the-beaten-path trekking adventure in the Manaslu region of Nepal. It takes trekkers around Mount Manaslu, the eighth highest peak in the world, and culminates at the serene Bhimthang valley.

The trek usually takes around 12 to 15 days, depending on the chosen itinerary and acclimatization days.

The best time for this trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is stable, and the views are clear.

Yes, the Manaslu region is a restricted area, and trekkers need a special permit called the Manaslu Restricted Area Permit (MRAP) to enter. Additionally, an Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) is also required.

Yes, the Manaslu Bhimthang Trek has teahouse accommodation available along the route. However, the facilities may be more basic compared to more popular trekking areas.

The Manaslu Bhimthang Trek is considered moderately to highly challenging and involves steep ascents and descents. It is more suitable for trekkers with prior hiking experience and good physical fitness.

It is not possible to do the trek independently, hiring an experienced guide is highly recommended for navigation, safety, and cultural insights.

Yes, the trek involves crossing high mountain passes, including the Larkya La Pass (5,160 meters/16,929 feet), so altitude sickness can be a concern. Proper acclimatization is essential to minimize the risk.

ATMs are not available along the trekking route, so it is essential to carry enough Nepali currency for the entire trek.

Accommodation options are available in teahouses and lodges, offering basic amenities. Food choices will be limited but include a variety of Nepali and international dishes, with Dal Bhat (rice and lentil soup) being a common meal on the trail.

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Manaslu Bhimthang, Nepal

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