Manaslu Religious Trek
The hidden treasure of Nepal has unique religious and cultural harmony since its early history. Manaslu religious trek is rich in spirituality history and deep facts of Hinduism, Buddism, and Tantra. This is a remnant of born, a Shamanistic religion that preceded in the area. Many festivals are celebrated throughout the year in the upper and lower Manaslu. Hinduism and Buddism have its unique different supernatural path and deity have resulted. its significant pilgrim’s places for both religions.
The majority of the population here is comprised of ethnic Bhote Lama who have their own culture and religion. In Tsum Valley trek and Manaslu valley have various Manaslu religious trek. Several occasion mask dances and rituals are celebrated inside local Gumbas. And there are other religious festivals preserving the valley’s century-old practices. Great festival ‘Losar’ most prominent (Tibetan new year) in Manaslu circuit. This is celebrated for 15 days during January/February. The people of the Lower Tsum valley celebrate Losar earlier than the upper Tsum. The second most important festivals in Manaslu circuit is Dhachyang(the horse festival). Dhachyang is celebrated in December/January by holding horse races and is especially dedicated to the welfare of people. Every settlement in the valley celebrates Dhachyang on a slightly different date. Horses are richly decorated and the riders clad themselves in traditional attire and wear elaborate jewelers for festivals. While the only man participates in the horse racing, Women join with them in dancing and singing. Saka Dawa is another important festival marking the auspicious occasion of the Buddha birth, enlightenment, and death. Manaslu religious trek offers us the unique way of human satisfaction. It is the celebrated in May by praying to the Lord Buddha. Similar in July 14th Guru Rinpoche birthday start early celebrated with Puja organizing different rituals programs at local Gumba, monasteries, and nunneries in both Nubri and Tsum valley, it will be 10 days.
In terms of Manaslu religious trek history of the Dharma in Nubri. Nubri one of the places where Guru Rinpoche came before he went to Tibet. The blessed Upper Nubri has May 9-Festival Inauguration at Punggen Gumba (4700m). Lower Manaslu trek offers different Manaslu religious trek according to Cultural and Religious festivals and cultural programs. Which is mostly related to Hinduism. Specially Chhetri, Brahman, Gurung, Ghale are Hindu and they celebrate Dashain, Tihar, Teej, and lose too in Oct/Nov and may more festival. Manaslu circuit trek, Bhote lamas are Buddhist religious and they celebrate their own festival Losar (New Year). Literally 4 different according to caste and many more festivals.
Exploring different religious and cultural perspective from Manaslu religious trek provide us relax and meditation. It is a new experience in the life of Mountain. Manaslu Valley has different cultural, rituals in Birth, Married, and Death. Many rituals are performed to remove the sins, prepare their spirit to next incantation, and family get-together.
We loved to organized trekking; in your interest please let’s ask with us. We operate local lodge trek and we do only operate trek in operation with local guide and porter. We offer Manaslu circuit trek and Tsum valley trek on the occasion of Manaslu religious festival. We have several Manaslu circuit itinerary for the traveler. manaslu trek permit is not allowed for individuals. We do arrange your trip according to Manaslu circuit map and Tsum valley map. Manaslu trek difficulty allows us the hidden beauty of old Tibetan people.
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Day to Day Itinerary
- April 29- 1st Day- Arrived in Kathmandu and visit our office for.
- May 1- 2nd Day- Make a permit and basic preparation of the trek or clients may do sightseeing in Kathmandu city.
- May 2- 3rd Day- Trek to Arughat or Arkhet (570 m) 7hours
- May 3- 4th Day- Trek to Machhe Khola (880m) 7 hours
- May 4- 5th Day- Trek to Jagat (1410 m) 6 hours
- May 5- 6th Day Trek to Dyang (1800m) 7 hours
- May 6- 7th Day- Trek to Namrung (2660m) 6:30 hours
- May 7- 8th Trek to Shyala (3500 m) 6 hours
- May 8- Festival Inauguration at Punggen 10th Day- Trek to Pungeen (4700 m)3:30 hours
- May 10- 11th Day- Trek to Sama (3503 m) 2:30 hours
- May 11- 12th Day- Visit Birendratal and Trek to Samdo (3690m) 5 hours
- May 12- 13th Day- Trek to Dharamshala( 4470) 3 to 4 hours
- May 13- 14th Day- Trek to Larke la (5106 m) down to Bhimtang (3930m) 10 hours
- May 14- 15th Day- Trek to Tilche (2300m) 6 hours
- May 15- 16th Day- Trek to Jagat (1300m) 6 hours
Note: We loved to organized trekking; in your interest according to our Cultural and religious date, please let’s ask with us. We operate local lodge trek and do only operate trek in co-operation with local guide and porter for this programs.
- 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.