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Mountains in Nepal

Nepal is nestled in the majestic Himalayas, and it’s pretty isolated from the rest of the world. If you’re into hiking or climbing, it’s the perfect spot for you since eight of the ten tallest mountains are located there! You’ll definitely get your adrenaline fix if you head to Nepal.

The mountains in Nepal have a huge influence both in terms of location and culture. They’re really important to the Nepalese, not just from an environmental point of view but also spiritually.

The mountains in Nepal are a real treat for any traveler looking for excitement. But they’re more than just a thrill ride – they’ve got a big cultural and spiritual importance to the Nepalese people. The Sherpas, who live among the mountains, have a strong connection to them and think of them as the abode of gods and spirits – that’s why they make offerings and do rituals to keep the gods happy.

The mountains in Nepal are a key source of income for many folks. Tourism is a big industry in Nepal and mainly revolves around the mountains, with plenty of people relying on it for their livelihood. Additionally, the mountains are the origin of a lot of Nepal’s rivers, giving the country a steady supply of water.

Nepal is famous for its towering mountains, including Mount Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu and Annapurna. These peaks are a popular draw with mountaineers and hikers, and lots of people head to Nepal to take on the challenge of scaling them.

Mount Everest

Mount Everest is the highest mountain peak in the world and is a well-known landmark in Nepal. It’s a difficult climb, reaching a height of 8,848 meters. Sir Edmund Hillary from New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay, a Sherpa from Nepal, were the first to make it to the top in 1953. The mountain is named after George Everest, the British surveyor general of India. A lot of people have attempted the climb since then and it’s seen as a symbol of determination and strength.

In addition to its status as the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest is also a major tourist attraction in Nepal. Many people travel to the country specifically to experience the thrill of climbing the mountain, and the tourism industry in Nepal is largely centered around it.

Kanchenjunga

Kanchenjunga is an incredible mountain situated in the Himalayas, towering at a staggering 8,586 meters (28,169 feet). It lies between Nepal and India and is regarded as a sacred guardian by the Sikkim people. It’s absolutely stunning!

In 1955, Charles Evans, Tom Mackinnon, and Joe Brown led a British expedition to the top of Kanchenjunga. The mountain has five main peaks, with four of them measuring over 8,450 meters (27,720 feet). The South Peak or Main Summit is the third highest peak in the world.

Climbing Kanchenjunga is a tough and tiring task. It’s known for its complicated climbing paths and its unpredictable weather. The best time to tackle it is in spring and autumn when the weather is more reliable and the snow is solid.

Lhotse

Lhotse is the fourth tallest mountain in the world, standing at a giant 8,516 meters (27,940 feet). It’s located on the border between Nepal and China in the Himalayas, and it’s part of the Everest massif. If you stand atop Lhotse, you can see Mount Everest in the distance, connected to it by the South Col, which is a thin ridge that separates the two.

In 1956, a Swiss expedition headed by Ernst Reiss and Fritz Luchsinger was the first to climb Lhotse. It’s got two major summits with the higher one being the main one at 8,516 metres (27,940 ft). The other one – Lhotse Middle – is a bit smaller at 8,414 metres (27,605 ft).

Climbing Lhotse is a hard slog, and it’s well-known for its tricky routes and unpredictable weather. The best time to attempt the ascent is typically in the spring or fall when the conditions are more dependable and the snow is firmer.

Makalu

Makalu stands tall at 8,485 meters (27,838 feet), making it the fifth-highest mountain in the world. It’s situated in the Himalayas on the Nepal-China border, just 20 kilometers (12 miles) east of Mount Everest. Pretty impressive!

In 1955, an American team led by Charles Houston, Robert Bates and Arnold Whittaker conquered Mount Makalu. The mountain has four primary summits, with the main peak being the highest. The other three – Makalu West, Makalu Central and Makalu South – are slightly lower in height.

Makalu is a tough climb and it’s well-known for its tough routes and changeable weather. Spring and autumn are the best times to try and summit Makalu as the weather is more reliable and the snow is solid.

Annapurna II

Annapurna II is situated in the Himalayas of Nepal, towering to a whopping 26,040 feet! It’s part of the Annapurna massif, which is composed of several peaks reaching over 23,000 feet – making it the 12th highest mountain in the world.

The very challenging Annapurna II mountain range was conquered by Maurice Herzog and Louis Lachenal’s French expedition in 1960, earning them notoriety. It is one of the hardest summits because of its renowned difficult climbing routes.

A high level of physical fitness and technical climbing abilities are necessary for the challenging and difficult task of ascending Annapurna II. The seasons of spring and autumn are ideal for mountain climbing since the weather is more predictable and the snow more hard.

Visit Nepal for the Mountains

The mountains in Nepal are an awe-inspiring sight with their grand peaks and snowy tops. From the abundant green forests on the lower parts to the rocky walls and glaciers further up, these mountains are a reminder of the stunning power of Mother Nature.

The mountains in Nepal are famous for their massive size and majestic beauty. Eight of the world’s ten tallest mountains are in Nepal, so it’s definitely the place to go if you want to see some of the most impressive peaks around. Taking in these incredible mountains will leave you feeling totally stunned and humbled.

Nepal’s mountains are huge, and they’re filled with a ton of different plants and animals. The lower parts of the mountains have dense forests that are home to all kinds of wildlife, while higher up you’ll find alpine meadows, glaciers, and steep cliffs – each with their own unique ecosystems.

If you finally decide to visit Nepal, we have got you covered.

Cost includes:

  • Arrival & Departure transport via private Car/Van/Bus.
  • Three meals per day throughout the Trip(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Accommodation during the trek.
  • Nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu with B/B.
  • Guide and a porter with Insurance, food, and accommodations.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu or Pokhara valley with a car and tour guide
  • First Aid kit.
  • Trekking permit (Conservation fee).
  • TIMS card (Trekking information management system) is like a permit.
  • All needed government tax/vat.

Cost excludes:

  • International Airfare.
  • Your travel insurance.
  • Sightseeing entrance fees
  • Nepal Visa fee (US$ 50 for 30 days and US$ 30 for 15 days; you should get a visa open your arrival)
  • Any kind of drinks, items of personal expenses like hot shower, battery charge, telephone, missing meal, WIFI Porters, etc.
  • Tips for Guide and Porters

After you’ve enjoyed the thrilling and joyful experience, you can choose whether to visit other beautiful places in Nepal or head back home. No matter what you choose, we hope you have a fantastic time.

We can accommodate group tours for this trip; however, you may also opt for a private tour according to your liking. We can arrange private trips at any time of the year at any date of your choosing. Please let us know what your preferred travel dates are so that we can accommodate you.

 

 

 

 

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A Trek of the Manaslu Mountain Circuit

Have you ever wanted to experience one of the best trekking experiences? If so, we may have the place you’d enjoy that you haven’t been to before, even if you indulge in various trekking or hiking activities. In contrast to the beauty of the Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Circuit Trek, which are quite popular among frequent travelers, the Manaslu Mountain Circuit trek provides travelers with a unique and thrilling experience you’ll surely cherish.

Having witnessed countless national parks, hiking circuits, and trekking treks, we find the Manaslu trek quite unique and underrated relative to other treks. There are a lot of thrilling activities to partake in during this Trek, even though this may not be a prominent location as many others.

About Manaslu Mountain Trek

Nature, rivers, and flora in the Manaslu region are breathtaking. In addition, friendly people and the region’s rich culture, which combines both Nepalese and Tibetan ethnicities, will make your visit to the region quite memorable.

Larky La Pass (5167 m), the highest point on the Trek, offers breathtaking views of some of the world’s highest peaks – Himlung, Manaslu, and Annapurna II. If you are lucky, the Trek is also abundant with wildlife, including Agali, Pika, Tahr, Himalayan Marmots, and even Snow Leopards. As a result of its remote location and physical challenge, the Manaslu circuit trek is both culturally enriching and scenically rewarding.

Preparing For the Manaslu Mountain Trek

The eighth highest mountain peak in the world, Mount Manaslu, lies at an elevation of 8,163 meters or 25,781 feet. As mentioned earlier, the altitude of the highest point of the Manaslu trek, Larky La Pass, is 5,167 meters. So, preparing for the weather conditions and physical difficulties is a must. 

Adapting to this altitude can be a bit difficult for some people. In addition, some might experience altitude sickness and breathlessness from such extreme elevation. Therefore, people with lung ailments should avoid such activities or take all precautions necessary before embarking on such adventures. At the same time, the weather and temperature can also be a big factor to look into. 

During the trekking experience in the Manaslu Circuit, you need to bring along the following things and equipment. We suggest you do the same for a better experience.

  • Warm clothes, including jackets, sweaters, and thermal wears
  • Well-fitting gloves, socks, and shoes or boots
  • Trekking sticks
  • Snow Glasses and flashlight
  • Energy bars
  • Moisturizers and lip guard
  • Water bottles and thermos
  • Portable fire stoves

Even though some of the items and appliances outlined above might not be necessary for the Trek, they would certainly improve your comfort and the trekking experience as a whole. Additionally, if you forgot any of them, you can easily locate them in trek shops, though the price would likely be higher than normal.

Permits necessary

Manaslu Trekking is a well-regulated trekking region. You will have to get a special permit from a local agency. You are also required to have MCAP and ACAP permits. Furthermore, a minimum of two trekkers are required to do the Trek.

Accommodations and facilities

Small tea houses are set up throughout Manaslu, and you will have to stay in most of the night. The services and facilities available in such places are very basic; however, the hospitality of the people is not. Furthermore, giving up high-speed internet and some unnecessary facilities should not be a problem for enthusiastic travelers such as you.

Starting the Trek and Itinerary

Completing the whole Manaslu Circuit Trek might take up to 10 days to 2 weeks, depending upon your pace during the Trek. Initially, you need to acquire a Nepali visa if you’re not from Nepal and get to Kathmandu. Then, from Kathmandu or any other place in Nepal, you need to drive to Soti Khola at an altitude of 700 meters. From there, our Trek begins.

As you walk through the forest on this day, you are going to get a chance to see the Gurung village of Khorlabeshi. You'll also visit the riverside forest road on the Budi Gandaki bank. Finally, you can enjoy a warm bath when you reach Tatopani before crossing the suspension bridge to Doban and finally to Jagat. At Jagat, we rest for the day.

After breakfast, you'll walk from Salleri to Sirdibas. You'll be welcomed into the village with several gompas and Buddhist prayer flags. Before reaching Phillip, you can try local alcoholic beverages at several stopovers along the route.

Furthermore, enjoy the sculptures on the river bank on your way to Pewa. You'll also encounter a thick rhododendron forest on the way.

 

After breakfast, enjoy the Trek up to Rana and Bihi Phedi through a bamboo forest. To remain physically safe, you must be extra attentive to your guide's instructions during the walkthrough of several landslide zones to reach Ghap. The trail leads to Namrung after passing through the landslide area. At Namrung, we enjoy some bonfires and rest for the night.

You will start the day by witnessing the lifestyles of the Nubri people. Next, you will pass several mini walls, lush terraces, and houses before walking through Banjam to reach the forest of fir, rhododendrons, and oak trees before climbing to Sho and back. The last stop for the day after Sho is Lho, which can be reached by walking up a rocky hillside route.

The sixth day contains a relatively short hike towards Sama Gaun. But, do enjoy the mesmerizing view of Mount Manaslu along the hike.

About a 2-hour hike north from Sama Gaun takes you to Manaslu Base Camp. You can either go there or hike some more to reach Pungyen Gompa on the Eastern Side of Nurbi Valley.

On our eighth day, we'll trek to a new village of Samdo after passing through yak pastures and a few bridges. When you get to Samdo after 3 hours of Trek, you can walk, chill and visit the nearby villages of the area.

The ninth day is going to be a day filled with mini trips. Those trips will primarily include an exciting visit to villages near the Tibet border and Samdo Glacier.

We will walk slowly across the rugged terrains of the Manaslu region in order to reach Dharmasala today. This is another adventure at a high altitude, so please watch your body signs. You will be treated to scenic views of the Himalayan chain as you cross the rugged terrains of the Manaslu region of the Himalayas.

On the Eleventh day, we reach the highest point on the trail at Larkya La Pass at 5,160 meters while catching a gorgeous view of Kang Guru, Annapurna, Annapurna II, and Himlung. First, however, we spend the night at Bumthang.

This day of your Trek is a downhill descent through the lush Manaslu region, where you'll see rhododendron bushes and lush forest. Furthermore, you'll drop down to Dharapani via Gurung Goa and Tilije and rest before your trip back home.

Cost includes:

  • Arrival & Departure transport via private Car/Van/Bus.
  • Three meals per day throughout the Trip(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Accommodation during the trek.
  • Nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu with B/B.
  • Guide and a porter with Insurance, food, and accommodations.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu or Pokhara valley with a car and tour guide
  • First Aid kit.
  • Trekking permit (Conservation fee).
  • TIMS card (Trekking information management system) is like a permit.
  • All needed government tax/vat.

Cost excludes:

  • International Airfare.
  • Your travel insurance.
  • Sightseeing entrance fees
  • Nepal Visa fee (US$ 50 for 30 days and US$ 30 for 15 days; you should get a visa open your arrival)
  • Any kind of drinks, items of personal expenses like hot shower, battery charge, telephone, missing meal, WIFI Porters, etc.
  • Tips for Guide and Porters

After you’ve enjoyed the thrilling and joyful cycling experience, you can choose whether to visit other beautiful places in Nepal or head back home. No matter what you choose, we hope you have a fantastic time.

We can accommodate group tours for this trip; however, you may also opt for a private tour according to your liking. We can arrange private trips at any time of the year at any date of your choosing. Please let us know what your preferred travel dates are so that we can accommodate you.

Finally, after the completion of the Trek, take a rest as you cherish the beautiful moments you encountered during the Trek while on your trip back home. It is certainly deserving of its reputation for its rich historical legacy, amazing views, and the hospitality of the locals that can make a trek to the Manaslu Base Camp an unforgettable experience.