Manaslu Bhimthang Trek-08days

10D - 9N
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  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Trekking
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Tourist Bus
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Teahouses + Lodges
  • Group Size: 02 or more
  • Max Elevation: 3590 m

Highlights

  • close-up view of the Himalayas including Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Cheo, Mt.Kang Guru etc
  • visit the Ponkkar Lake and Nayamla Lake
  • Explore Bhimthang village
  • explore the culturally rich rural village of Manaslu 

About Manaslu Bhimthang Trek-08days

Manaslu Bhimthang Trek is also popularly known as Mini Manaslu Trek. It is a shorter version of the Manaslu Circuit trek designed for trekkers who like to explore wonderful Himalayan scenery, witness close-up of Mt. Manaslu (8163m), tranquil lakes, amazing glacier, and unique culture and secret Buddhist world of monasteries is a short period of time.

The trip begins at Dharapani after the drive from Kathmandu via Besisahar. The trials follow bank of the Dudh Khola (river) with beautiful pine and oak forest through the historically and culturally rich rural villages; Thonje (1,965m), Tilije (2,300m), Goa/Gho (2,515m), Kharche (2,700m), Yak Kharka (3,020m) and finally get in beautiful Bhimtang village.

Bhimtang village is the main destination of this trek. It is truly a piece of paradise surrounded by mountains and many hillocks, located east of Manang in Tilje village at an elevation of 3590m. It is the best place to observe Mother Nature away from the crowd. This village offers a panoramic view of Phungi Himal (6,538m), Mt. Manaslu (8,163m), Manaslu North (7,157m), Larke Peak (6,249m), Cheo (6,812m), Himlung Himal (7,126m), Nemjung Himal (7,140m), Kangaru Himal (6,981m) and other many beautiful mountains.

Join Lapha Holidays for the most amazing trek and get the life-changing experience with us. We are sure that you will be captivated by the area from the very first day.

Itinerary

Upon arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be welcomed by a representative from Marron Treks and transferred to your designated hotel in the private vehicle. Welcome drinks will be served at the hotel and we will have a short briefing on the necessary formalities and the trekking itineraries. You may then check-in and freshen up in your room. You can spend leisure time walking around the vicinity of your hotel in the evening. 

Our trekking guide will come to the hotel at 6:00 in the morning to pick you for an early road trip to Dharapani via Besisahar in our private vehicle. The drive to Besisahar takes about 5-6 hours. It is a scenic drive and you will witness stunning scenery of snow-capped mountains, green hills, rivers, and beautiful villages. Upon reaching Besisahar, we take a jeep to Dharapani. During this 3-4 hours drive, you pass through some amazing villages of Annapurna region such as Nagdi, Bhulbhule, Sange, Chamcha, Tal and finally Dharapani. You can see a wonderful view of Mt. Manaslu, Annapurna and many other majestic mountains. 

This is the second day of trekking. It is a pleasant walking day as the trail passes through the sub-tropical jungle and rural villages. There is not a proper place to get meals until Bhimtang. You get to see the herd of sheep, cow, and yaks and enjoy the sound of birds. The trail keeps on through the jungle and ranging river to the Karche (2700m) and walk further cross the bridge get in Yak Kharka. In Yak Kharka, we can have lunch enjoying the Yak herds. After lunch, you get to prepare yourself and the trail gets harder due to step up. Finally, you will get in a tiny valley at Bhimtang about 4 to 5 hours walking. 

This is the most awaited day of our trek. Bhimtang is a beautiful place and is surrounded by the White Mountains. Ponkar Lake, Nayamlo Tal, Ponkar Glacier, Kechakyu and Suti glacier are the main attractions of Bhimtang. As the Bhimtang is the key destination of this trek, after having breakfast you will hike around the Bhimtang with personal gear and drinking water. A short hike above the Ponkar lake will take you to the vantage point from where many mountains including Manaslu North (7157m), Lamjung Himal (6983m), Larkya Peak (6249m), Himlunhg Himal (7126m), Cheo Himal (6812m) and many more can be observed. You will also get to see the junction of three glaciers: clockwise the Kechakyu, Suti and Ponkar after about 3km walk from the north of Bhimtang. Thrill to the majesty, silence and glacial power. 

After exploring Bhimthang, the next morning we head to Tilje. We descend along the fig tree and rhododendron forest, through the rocky river-bed and sliding hill-sides to several small green villages. After a long and scenic day of trekking, we finally reach the Tilje village. The village is inhabited by Manangis and Chettris. You get to enjoy the unique architecture and culture and eat mix foods – Dal Bhat, buckwheat Dhido, Tsampa, and Tibetan salt-tea. 

It’s an easy trekking day following the Dudh Khola through bamboo forests about 1½ to 2 hours walk down to Dharapani. We take a jeep and drive through bumpy road to Besisahar. As we reach Besisahar, you will find our private vehicle which will take us back to Kathmandu and drop you to the designated hotel. After some rest and freshen up in the hotel. In the evening, Marron Treks will host a farewell dinner featuring a range of delicious Nepali cuisines and a cultural program. 

A representative from Lapha Holidays Treks will escort you to the airport for your final departure. Have a safe flight back home and we look forward to being your adventure companion in Nepal again.


Nepal Tour Packege

Nepal Tour and Travel Package

Cost Detail

  • Airport pick-up and drop services in a private vehicle
  • Applicable domestic airfare(if included) as per the itinerary
  • All ground transportation costs on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary (tourist bus or private vehicles)
  • 3-Star Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara on “BB” basis as per itinerary (hotel category can be change on guest request)
  • All trekking accommodation costs on full board basis which includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The accommodation during the trekking will be in the guesthouses, lodges or tea houses on twin sharing basis but occasionally in the common dormitory especially during peak seasons.
  • Seasonal fruit and salads on a daily basis
  • A first-aid medical kit (will be carried by the trekking guide)
  • Salary and expenses of an experienced English speaking trekking guide and assistant guide for the trekking period
  • Salary and expenses of porter service for the trekking period (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Personal insurance for crew members.
  • All necessary paperwork and applicable tourist entry fees necessary for trekking (special permit fees, conservation fees and TIMS card fees).
  • All government and local taxes
  • Sleeping bag, down jacket and duffel bag, are provided to be returned after completion of trip and company t-shirt provided as complimentary
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner at typical Nepali restaurant with cultural program
  • International airfare and departure taxes.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Lunch and dinner incurred before or after the trekking period.
  • Emergency rescue evacuation (to be covered by the client’s travel insurance).
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Tips to the guide(s), porter(s), and driver(s) (Tipping is expected).
  • Bar bills, alcoholic drinks and beverages.
  • Excess baggage charges (depends up to luggage allowance of airlines).
  • Personal insurance and other personal expenses (phone call, battery recharge, laundry, extra porters, boiled water, hot shower, and extra food
  • Extra accommodation and meals cost incurred due to the addition of extra days or change in the real course of the itinerary due to bad weather conditions or any other unforeseen contingencies.
  • Additional private transportation except what is mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any other expenses not mentioned in the ‘Cost Includes’ section above.
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