Manaslu Cultural Trekking
Manaslu Cultural Trekking is about to explore Hindu, Buddhist, related religious, rituals and livelihoods. We can explore both cultures hence with natural beauty. Manaslu Cultural Trekking offers extra one-day camping trekking and homes stay trekking with the warm welcome by each day different ethnic cultural programs. In Lower Manaslu cultural trek locals are preserving these historical attractions in their own way. Magar Gurung and Chhetri are the dominant populations in this village. Lower Manaslu cultural trekking offers home stay facility and serves good food using locally grown organic products.
Manaslu has surpassed beauty and rich blend of mixed religious culture that offers the true adventure for natural beauty explorer. Lower Manaslu cultural trekking truly offers a cultural and religious lifestyle of people and their different festivals in the different months. They celebrate festivals together; Dashain, Tihar, Teej, Losar, ralling Purnima. Normally Chhetri, Brahman, Gurung, Barams, Magar have similar cultural. Lower Manaslu is rich in culture, Panchhe baja, Sorati, Rodhi, Dodori and Ghatu have been practiced as a tradition.
The view from Lower Manaslu Cultural Trekking provides us with opportunities to see the sunrise view from Dhurche dada is stunning with 20 different mountains, including Manaslu Range, Langtang range, Annapurna range,Ganesh Himal, Singri Himal, and Buddha Himal. Producing local handcraft, keep the animal, working in Army and farming is their livelihood. Our trek promotes lower Manaslu ecological concept and equally participating in promoting tourism in local areas. While we visiting this area we do explore Local base Cultural programs directly participating with them.
The itinerary below is one of the many possibilities of joining various trekking route of Nepal. The trek can be longer or shorter depending on the length of your walking days. Our Manaslu Cultural Trekking is designed in the base of basic homestay along the trail. You can combine to run trek to the Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley.
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Day to Day Itinerary
Day 1st – Arrived in Kathmandu
Day 2nd – Kathmandu to Arught 6 to 7 hours on Private jeep / public bus staying at Guesthouse
Day 3rd – Arught to Thumi 5 hours trekking (staying in Homestay, local communities welcome you by ‘Panchee Baja’ until evening
Day 4th – Thumi village to Dharapani village 3 hours climbing (staying in Homestay, Local Magar communities welcome with ‘Sorati’ culture dance until evening
Day 5th – Daharapani to Dhhurche Dada (3220m) 6 hours climbing with Camping gear up (Camping day). Early morning sunrise view
Day 6th – Dhhurche to Shuwaragaun; village 6 hours down (staying in Homestay, local communities’ welcome you with ethnic cultural dance ‘Ghatu’ until evening
Day 7th – Suwaragaun to Arughat; 5 hours down staying in guest house
Day 8th – Arught to Kathmandu by private Jeep / Public Bus
Day 9th– Early morning to Everest view mountain flights 45 min
- All airport/hotel transfers
- 3 night hotel stays in Kathmandu on B/B Plan
- Full Board Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during trekking period
- Local Guesthouse accommodation during trekking in the mountains
- Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
- A government license holder guide
- Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment, transportation and local tax for guides and porters
- Ground Transportation Charge while returning back to Kathmandu from the trekking destination
- All necessary staff with experienced leader (guide), and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
- All necessary paper works; trekking permits (ACAP, special permit for Manaslu/Nar Phu)
- Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
- Travel and rescue arrangements but prices
- All government taxes, VAT and service charges
- Farewell dinner prior to departure
- First Aid Kit
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
- Travel Insurance
- Tips for Trekking Staffs
- Any kind of Drinks and Liquors
- Personal shopping and laundry, Personal trekking equipments, Gifts and souvenirs
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, heater, etc.)
- Optional trips for activates and sightseeing if extended
- All items not listed in Cost included section
- Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
Notes: Costs may prone to change in itinerary. So costs will be recalculated if the trekking/tours days get modified.
About Accommodations/Meals: All Meals on full board basis will be served during Manaslu / Narpu Valley trekking. During trekking; three meals a day will be served according to the tea house/lodge/ homestay menus. Everyday's dinner and breakfast are taken in the same place that we stay the night. Lunch will be taken in a tea shop on the way. Please know that the Manaslu region does not have a well-established tourist infrastructure as like as Annapurna or Everest region (and this is the main beauty of this region). I.e. variety of foods will not be available or possible on menu. We mainly eat Tibetan bread, dal bhat, tsampa porridge, fried potato, and other simple local organic foods.
- Sun hat or scarf
- Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
- Sunglasses with UV protection
- Sun protection cream
- Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
- Non-cotton underwear briefs
- Pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
- Sleeping bags and Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)
- Basic First Aid Kit
- Leaps care and moisturizer
- Down vest and/or jacket *
- Water bottles
- Trekking pole
- Trekking shoes
- Thick and thin both type of socks
- Warm clothes
- Tissue, Toilet papers and Wet wipes (baby wipes)
- Large plastic bags – to keep items dry inside the bag
- Towel etc…..
- Small Mats
- Travel games like Chess, Playing card etc.