Manang Valley Trek


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Manang Valley Trek with Tilicho Lake

Manang resembles one of the most isolated places in Nepal. Sharing proximity with Tibet, Manang valley is in the eastern region of Annapurna Circuit with an altitude of 4900m. Manang valley carries a rich history and is still a trade hub for yak and salt traders of Nepal and Tibet. Once declared a vital trade site of East- Asia, the valley unfolds with various stories. Once, one of the confined places of Nepal, Manang, was opened for trekkers and travellers during the 70s. Manang shows its guests pristine mountains, including Pisang Peak, Chulu range, Gangapurna, Kangaru Peak, Throng Peak and Tilicho peak. Journey to Manang valley assures satisfaction to the fullest, offering a glimpse of local lifestyles and glittering snow-capped mountains. The trekking trail to Manang demands more than physical fitness, but no worries, as Raconteur Adventure handles the logistics and has a perfect Manang valley Trek itinerary.

Tilicho Lake, one of the highest lakes in the world, is stunning, and this lake is awaiting to be explored.

 

What awaits in Manang Valley Trek?

You will set your foot into 13 districts during our Manang Valley Trek. Manang divides itself into two areas, Upper Mustang and Lower Mustang. Both the areas are enriching with amazing barren panoramic landscapes unravelling before your eyes with snowcapped mountains in the background. River Marshyandi flows along 13 districts making land in the area irrigable and more fertile and rewarding you the view of greenery. Manang valley is happening, renders some of the scenic views of flora and fauna.

 

Beautiful desert-like structure, especially in the winters, is all beautiful of Manang Valley Trek. Adding to this natural magnificence is the rituals and customs attached to the Manang Valley. Then, there is the fabulousness of mountains surpassing all expectations. The famous Milarepa cave lies just one day away from Manang valley, and more than this cave, multiple old Buddhist monasteries scattered here showcases rich history, customs and energy sources. Comfort is of necessity, especially in this type of long trail trekking; raconteur adventure is here to make you feel safe and comfortable.

 

Accommodation and Meals

We believe in sustainability in every aspect of humans. So, we wish to start, grow and sustain with you in this journey where we are the story creators and you being the storyteller. So, it is our rightful duty to maintain the relation in terms of the service we deliver. For your accommodation to meals, there exist “no compromise service quality” in our service book. You will be welcomed in star category hotels in Kathmandu and guest houses in the mountains. A friendly environment, comfortable sleep, and hygienic food are all promised. As far as the meal is concerned, there are a plethora of choices. Different restaurants serving from Italian delicacy resembling Pizza to local savoury like MO: MO, Dal, Bhat, Veggies, Tea and Coffee meet your more than necessary.

 

We have professionals besides us. From the smartest trekking Sherpas to all networking needed to make you feel safe, comfortable and sometimes rescued is here to create stories with no worries. So, plan this Manang Trek this season with raconteur adventure.

 

Best Season for Manang Valley Trek

Autumn(September-November) and Spring(March-May) are ideal seasons for Nepal’s trekking and mountain expedition. In these seasons, skies open and unleash clear, glittering mountains for you to see. In spring, there is more joy as hills are full of admirable flowers, plants and rare animals. The period between Summer(June- August) is of heavy monsoon rainfall, and sites including Mustang, Dolpo and Nar-Phu valley are rain shadow areas. With a beautiful season to serve you, you need to be fit to accomplish this trekking.

 

Itinerary Overview

Before setting your foot for those Mountains, you need to hike in your homeland or hike into the woods of Nepal to prepare your body for the lengthy trek awaiting you. But, you don’t need to have the past trekking experience for this Manang Trek. Proper rest and acclimatization will do the rest to help you conquer Manang. A perfectly planned trekking plan is a must to make sure everything is well managed. So, Raconteur Adventure has the best Manang Valley Trek Itinerary of 11 days.

 

The first and second days of the trek will involve your arrival and next day Kathmandu sightseeing. On the third day, we will drive to Chame and hike to Pisang on our fourth day. On our fifth day, we will trek from Pisang to Manang. Day six is your excursion day in Manang. On our sixth day, we will embark our journey through the richness of Manang valley and the fascination of Ganga Purna Lake. The journey of the seventh day continues towards Siri Kharka. Day 07 takes you to Tilicho Base camp. The eighth day of the trek is full of the magical realness of silent lake, the world’s highest lake, Tilicho Lake.

 

From Tilicho Lake, we will trek back to Siri Kharka on our ninth day of trekking. We will hike back to Manang village on our tenth day. On our eleventh day, we will depart Manang on a jeep for a night stay in Besisahar. We will drive back to Kathmandu on day 12 of the trek. On the last 12th day of the walk, we will host our farewell cultural dinner, giving us the chance to listen to your comments and suggestions.

 

Permits to acquire

There are special permits required to be acquired for trekking in restricted regions of Nepal. Please check the link to the official government’s page on permits needed and how to get them. The link is down below:

 

Manang/Restricted Region Trekking Permits-welcomenepal.com

 

Mystical and majestical Shangrila of Nepal, the Manang is welcoming you with all arms wide open. Starting your exploration journey from happening capital, Kathmandu and ending with golden memories in the rain shadow region of Everest, in the world’s highest lake, there lie many stories in between. So, allow us to be your raconteur in your beautiful journey to natural blissfulness. We assure you comfort, safety, luxury throughout your trip to Manang.

Included/Exclude

  • Accommodation, Food, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
  • All typical Meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • Raconteur Adventure personnel standby during emergency
  • TIMS permit (Trekking Information Management System)
  • Hotel and Airport pick up and drop by car, bus and van
  • Lodge and homestay accommodation in the mountains
  • Star category hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Trekking Guide and Porter (on demand)
  • Domestic airfares (on request)
  • Park Fees wherever applicable
  • 3 Cup of tea during the trek
  • All your trekking permits
  • All government taxes
  • Official expenses
  • First-aid Kit
  • Map
  • Your personal expenses which might include room service, internet charges, laundry, bar bills, telephone bills, etc.
  • Trip Cancellation cost, Loss theft and damage to your personal items
  • Lunch and dinner are not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Sightseeing and activities other than those mentioned
  • International Plane fare and taxes in the Airport
  • Other meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal trekking gear and equipment’s
  • Travel Insurance which is mandatory
  • Tips and Gratitude’s (expected)
  • VISA Fees

Checklist

  • Pair of comfortable trekking shoes, sandals and socks
  • Camera, Power Bank, Smartphone, Torch, and Whistle
  • Toothbrush, Sunscreen, Shampoo, Shower Gel
  • Towel, toilet paper, gadgets, slippers
  • Lightweight and fast-drying T-shirts
  • Lightweight waterproof jacket
  • Snickers and other energy bars
  • Backpack with 15kg capacity
  • Pair of easy drying trousers
  • Pair of waterproof trousers
  • Route Map of Annapurna
  • Cash in local currency
  • Hat and set of Glove
  • 2 sets of underwear
  • A fleece jacket
  • Water Bottle
  • Down Jacket
  • Sunglasses
  • Raincoat
01

Day 01

Arrival at TIA, Kathmandu

After you land at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, we will receive you at the airport after your immigration formalities. You will be driven to one of the star category hotels. After settling in the hotel and having lunch, you can rest in the hotel or explore the colours and vibrations of the Thamel area. Overnight in Kathmandu.

02

Day 02

Kathmandu Sightseeing

On this second day of our itinerary, we will have the chance to explore multiple facets that Kathmandu serves as one of the oldest towns in South Asia. The place to sightsee in day second is Pashupatinath temple, Basantapur Durbar Square, Bouddhanath, and Garden of Dreams in the evening. Overnight in Kathmandu.

03

Day 03

Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar(760m)

We will start this day early. We will pick up you from the hotel, and we will drive to Besisahar. We will head towards the west, leaving Kathmandu valley. This drive composes of a winding path at Prithvi highway with the Trishuli river flowing along the road. The winding path ends at Dumre. And from Dumre, we will head north to reach Besisahar. Drive to the north is given the company by the Marsyangdi River. Throughout the drive, we will stop for two long breaks for breakfast and lunch. Overnight at Besisahar.

04

Day 04

Trek from Besisahar – Bahundanda(1,498m)

Trekking starts from Day 04 of the itinerary. We will trek towards the north to Bhulbhule from Besisahar. Bhulbhule is an excellent place that welcomes its guests with the majestic view of Mt. Manaslu, Himchuli and Nagdi Chuli. After indulging in the natural serenity of the mountains, we will trek to Nadi Bazaar along the Marshyangdi river. After crossing the scaffold over the Nadi River, we hike uphill, pass the landslide area, and reach Bahundanda. Time remaining for the day will be spent here in Bahundanda. Overnight at Bahundanda.

05

Day 05

Trek from Bahundanda- Chamje(1,410m)

On day five of our trek, we will descend to Syange from the east bank of the Marshyangdi river. Syange has a beautiful waterfall to serve you. We will cross extension over the Marshyandi river and continue for the demanding trail along the west bank. We will ascend from the wing until reaching Jagat. Jagat is another excellent place offering an enchanting view of the waterfall. From Jagat, a trail commences along the waterway till we get Chamje. Chamje offers another scenic view of 2020, a long waterfall. Overnight in Chamje.

06

Day 06

Trek to Chame(2,670m)

We will start our trek today with the upward steep stone trail to Tamang Village. The village of Tamang natives is the eminent point of the Annapurna circuit. From the town, 360° view of the entire Annapurna panorama is all possible. The Annapurna Mountain range, Manaslu mountain and other mountains glitter in welcoming you. From this village, our trek continues passing multiple pine and rhododendron forests, bridges and human settlements. We will reach Chame via Koto. Overnight at Chame.

07

Day 07

Trek to Pisang (3,060m)

We will trek to Pisang on day seven of our itinerary upon having a delicious breakfast at Chame. The trail early is relatively comfortable till we reach Bhartang. From Bhartang, the trail ascends through dense oak forest to reach Dhikur Pokhari. Dhikur Pokhari offers one of the most fulfilling views of Mt. Annapurna and Pisang Peak. From Dhikur Pokhari, we will head towards Upper Pisang passing Lower Pisang. Pisang delivers nature and culture at its best. You can roam around Pisang and explore monasteries. Overnight at Pisang.

08

Day 08

Trek to Manang(3,440m)

On this trekking day, we will reach the dry part of the Manang district. We will follow the relatively easy route via Humde. This trail is equally rewarding with the view of Pisang peak, Annapurna, until reaching Manang. We will ascend to Manang. After getting to Manang, you will see Tibetan village, and accompanying is the beautiful sunset. Overnight at Manang.

09

Day 09

Trek to Ice Lake (Kicho Tal), 4,600m

We will reach Ice Lake by hiking for 4 hours from Manang valley. From Ice Lake, a beautiful view of mountains unfolds. We will descend back from Ice Lake and spend overnight at Lodge in Manang.

010

Day 10

Trek to Chame(2,670m)

We will trek descending from Manang to reach Chame. Overnight at Chame

011

Day 11

Trek to Dharapani.

On day eleven of the itinerary, we will trek down to Dharapani. Overnight at Dharapani.

012

Day 12

Drive to Besisahar and Kathmandu

We will drive to Besisahar from Dharapani and to Kathmandu on this day 12.

013

Day 13

Farewell and Departure

Day thirteen is the last day of our trekking itinerary. You can roam around Thamel to buy some souvenirs. We will host a farewell dinner to hear the stories of Manang Valley Trek and your comments and suggestions.

Overview

Manang Valley Trek with Tilicho Lake

Manang resembles one of the most isolated places in Nepal. Sharing proximity with Tibet, Manang valley is in the eastern region of Annapurna Circuit with an altitude of 4900m. Manang valley carries a rich history and is still a trade hub for yak and salt traders of Nepal and Tibet. Once declared a vital trade site of East- Asia, the valley unfolds with various stories. Once, one of the confined places of Nepal, Manang, was opened for trekkers and travellers during the 70s. Manang shows its guests pristine mountains, including Pisang Peak, Chulu range, Gangapurna, Kangaru Peak, Throng Peak and Tilicho peak. Journey to Manang valley assures satisfaction to the fullest, offering a glimpse of local lifestyles and glittering snow-capped mountains. The trekking trail to Manang demands more than physical fitness, but no worries, as Raconteur Adventure handles the logistics and has a perfect Manang valley Trek itinerary.

Tilicho Lake, one of the highest lakes in the world, is stunning, and this lake is awaiting to be explored.

 

What awaits in Manang Valley Trek?

You will set your foot into 13 districts during our Manang Valley Trek. Manang divides itself into two areas, Upper Mustang and Lower Mustang. Both the areas are enriching with amazing barren panoramic landscapes unravelling before your eyes with snowcapped mountains in the background. River Marshyandi flows along 13 districts making land in the area irrigable and more fertile and rewarding you the view of greenery. Manang valley is happening, renders some of the scenic views of flora and fauna.

 

Beautiful desert-like structure, especially in the winters, is all beautiful of Manang Valley Trek. Adding to this natural magnificence is the rituals and customs attached to the Manang Valley. Then, there is the fabulousness of mountains surpassing all expectations. The famous Milarepa cave lies just one day away from Manang valley, and more than this cave, multiple old Buddhist monasteries scattered here showcases rich history, customs and energy sources. Comfort is of necessity, especially in this type of long trail trekking; raconteur adventure is here to make you feel safe and comfortable.

 

Accommodation and Meals

We believe in sustainability in every aspect of humans. So, we wish to start, grow and sustain with you in this journey where we are the story creators and you being the storyteller. So, it is our rightful duty to maintain the relation in terms of the service we deliver. For your accommodation to meals, there exist “no compromise service quality” in our service book. You will be welcomed in star category hotels in Kathmandu and guest houses in the mountains. A friendly environment, comfortable sleep, and hygienic food are all promised. As far as the meal is concerned, there are a plethora of choices. Different restaurants serving from Italian delicacy resembling Pizza to local savoury like MO: MO, Dal, Bhat, Veggies, Tea and Coffee meet your more than necessary.

 

We have professionals besides us. From the smartest trekking Sherpas to all networking needed to make you feel safe, comfortable and sometimes rescued is here to create stories with no worries. So, plan this Manang Trek this season with raconteur adventure.

 

Best Season for Manang Valley Trek

Autumn(September-November) and Spring(March-May) are ideal seasons for Nepal’s trekking and mountain expedition. In these seasons, skies open and unleash clear, glittering mountains for you to see. In spring, there is more joy as hills are full of admirable flowers, plants and rare animals. The period between Summer(June- August) is of heavy monsoon rainfall, and sites including Mustang, Dolpo and Nar-Phu valley are rain shadow areas. With a beautiful season to serve you, you need to be fit to accomplish this trekking.

 

Itinerary Overview

Before setting your foot for those Mountains, you need to hike in your homeland or hike into the woods of Nepal to prepare your body for the lengthy trek awaiting you. But, you don’t need to have the past trekking experience for this Manang Trek. Proper rest and acclimatization will do the rest to help you conquer Manang. A perfectly planned trekking plan is a must to make sure everything is well managed. So, Raconteur Adventure has the best Manang Valley Trek Itinerary of 11 days.

 

The first and second days of the trek will involve your arrival and next day Kathmandu sightseeing. On the third day, we will drive to Chame and hike to Pisang on our fourth day. On our fifth day, we will trek from Pisang to Manang. Day six is your excursion day in Manang. On our sixth day, we will embark our journey through the richness of Manang valley and the fascination of Ganga Purna Lake. The journey of the seventh day continues towards Siri Kharka. Day 07 takes you to Tilicho Base camp. The eighth day of the trek is full of the magical realness of silent lake, the world’s highest lake, Tilicho Lake.

 

From Tilicho Lake, we will trek back to Siri Kharka on our ninth day of trekking. We will hike back to Manang village on our tenth day. On our eleventh day, we will depart Manang on a jeep for a night stay in Besisahar. We will drive back to Kathmandu on day 12 of the trek. On the last 12th day of the walk, we will host our farewell cultural dinner, giving us the chance to listen to your comments and suggestions.

 

Permits to acquire

There are special permits required to be acquired for trekking in restricted regions of Nepal. Please check the link to the official government’s page on permits needed and how to get them. The link is down below:

 

Manang/Restricted Region Trekking Permits-welcomenepal.com

 

Mystical and majestical Shangrila of Nepal, the Manang is welcoming you with all arms wide open. Starting your exploration journey from happening capital, Kathmandu and ending with golden memories in the rain shadow region of Everest, in the world’s highest lake, there lie many stories in between. So, allow us to be your raconteur in your beautiful journey to natural blissfulness. We assure you comfort, safety, luxury throughout your trip to Manang.

Included/Exclude

  • Accommodation, Food, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
  • All typical Meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • Raconteur Adventure personnel standby during emergency
  • TIMS permit (Trekking Information Management System)
  • Hotel and Airport pick up and drop by car, bus and van
  • Lodge and homestay accommodation in the mountains
  • Star category hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Trekking Guide and Porter (on demand)
  • Domestic airfares (on request)
  • Park Fees wherever applicable
  • 3 Cup of tea during the trek
  • All your trekking permits
  • All government taxes
  • Official expenses
  • First-aid Kit
  • Map
  • Your personal expenses which might include room service, internet charges, laundry, bar bills, telephone bills, etc.
  • Trip Cancellation cost, Loss theft and damage to your personal items
  • Lunch and dinner are not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Sightseeing and activities other than those mentioned
  • International Plane fare and taxes in the Airport
  • Other meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal trekking gear and equipment’s
  • Travel Insurance which is mandatory
  • Tips and Gratitude’s (expected)
  • VISA Fees

Checklist

  • Pair of comfortable trekking shoes, sandals and socks
  • Camera, Power Bank, Smartphone, Torch, and Whistle
  • Toothbrush, Sunscreen, Shampoo, Shower Gel
  • Towel, toilet paper, gadgets, slippers
  • Lightweight and fast-drying T-shirts
  • Lightweight waterproof jacket
  • Snickers and other energy bars
  • Backpack with 15kg capacity
  • Pair of easy drying trousers
  • Pair of waterproof trousers
  • Route Map of Annapurna
  • Cash in local currency
  • Hat and set of Glove
  • 2 sets of underwear
  • A fleece jacket
  • Water Bottle
  • Down Jacket
  • Sunglasses
  • Raincoat

Tour Plan

01

Day 01

Arrival at TIA, Kathmandu

After you land at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, we will receive you at the airport after your immigration formalities. You will be driven to one of the star category hotels. After settling in the hotel and having lunch, you can rest in the hotel or explore the colours and vibrations of the Thamel area. Overnight in Kathmandu.

02

Day 02

Kathmandu Sightseeing

On this second day of our itinerary, we will have the chance to explore multiple facets that Kathmandu serves as one of the oldest towns in South Asia. The place to sightsee in day second is Pashupatinath temple, Basantapur Durbar Square, Bouddhanath, and Garden of Dreams in the evening. Overnight in Kathmandu.

03

Day 03

Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar(760m)

We will start this day early. We will pick up you from the hotel, and we will drive to Besisahar. We will head towards the west, leaving Kathmandu valley. This drive composes of a winding path at Prithvi highway with the Trishuli river flowing along the road. The winding path ends at Dumre. And from Dumre, we will head north to reach Besisahar. Drive to the north is given the company by the Marsyangdi River. Throughout the drive, we will stop for two long breaks for breakfast and lunch. Overnight at Besisahar.

04

Day 04

Trek from Besisahar – Bahundanda(1,498m)

Trekking starts from Day 04 of the itinerary. We will trek towards the north to Bhulbhule from Besisahar. Bhulbhule is an excellent place that welcomes its guests with the majestic view of Mt. Manaslu, Himchuli and Nagdi Chuli. After indulging in the natural serenity of the mountains, we will trek to Nadi Bazaar along the Marshyangdi river. After crossing the scaffold over the Nadi River, we hike uphill, pass the landslide area, and reach Bahundanda. Time remaining for the day will be spent here in Bahundanda. Overnight at Bahundanda.

05

Day 05

Trek from Bahundanda- Chamje(1,410m)

On day five of our trek, we will descend to Syange from the east bank of the Marshyangdi river. Syange has a beautiful waterfall to serve you. We will cross extension over the Marshyandi river and continue for the demanding trail along the west bank. We will ascend from the wing until reaching Jagat. Jagat is another excellent place offering an enchanting view of the waterfall. From Jagat, a trail commences along the waterway till we get Chamje. Chamje offers another scenic view of 2020, a long waterfall. Overnight in Chamje.

06

Day 06

Trek to Chame(2,670m)

We will start our trek today with the upward steep stone trail to Tamang Village. The village of Tamang natives is the eminent point of the Annapurna circuit. From the town, 360° view of the entire Annapurna panorama is all possible. The Annapurna Mountain range, Manaslu mountain and other mountains glitter in welcoming you. From this village, our trek continues passing multiple pine and rhododendron forests, bridges and human settlements. We will reach Chame via Koto. Overnight at Chame.

07

Day 07

Trek to Pisang (3,060m)

We will trek to Pisang on day seven of our itinerary upon having a delicious breakfast at Chame. The trail early is relatively comfortable till we reach Bhartang. From Bhartang, the trail ascends through dense oak forest to reach Dhikur Pokhari. Dhikur Pokhari offers one of the most fulfilling views of Mt. Annapurna and Pisang Peak. From Dhikur Pokhari, we will head towards Upper Pisang passing Lower Pisang. Pisang delivers nature and culture at its best. You can roam around Pisang and explore monasteries. Overnight at Pisang.

08

Day 08

Trek to Manang(3,440m)

On this trekking day, we will reach the dry part of the Manang district. We will follow the relatively easy route via Humde. This trail is equally rewarding with the view of Pisang peak, Annapurna, until reaching Manang. We will ascend to Manang. After getting to Manang, you will see Tibetan village, and accompanying is the beautiful sunset. Overnight at Manang.

09

Day 09

Trek to Ice Lake (Kicho Tal), 4,600m

We will reach Ice Lake by hiking for 4 hours from Manang valley. From Ice Lake, a beautiful view of mountains unfolds. We will descend back from Ice Lake and spend overnight at Lodge in Manang.

010

Day 10

Trek to Chame(2,670m)

We will trek descending from Manang to reach Chame. Overnight at Chame

011

Day 11

Trek to Dharapani.

On day eleven of the itinerary, we will trek down to Dharapani. Overnight at Dharapani.

012

Day 12

Drive to Besisahar and Kathmandu

We will drive to Besisahar from Dharapani and to Kathmandu on this day 12.

013

Day 13

Farewell and Departure

Day thirteen is the last day of our trekking itinerary. You can roam around Thamel to buy some souvenirs. We will host a farewell dinner to hear the stories of Manang Valley Trek and your comments and suggestions.

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