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17 Days Manaslu Circuit Tea House Trek with Jungle Safari in Nepal

Kathmandu, Kathmandu District, Province No. 3, Nepal

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Experience a different sensation of safari! This trip is a combination of recently open Manaslu Circuit tea house trekking and Chitwan National Park. Chitwan is the first national park of Nepal, expanse about 932 square kilometers south-central part of the country. It has access by road 146 kilometers from the capital city Kathmandu and 20 minutes flight to Bharatpur. Chitwan is inhabited of many animals including endangers one horn rhino, Royal Bagnag tiger, elephant, deer, crocodile, etc., where you can enjoy in the mother nature with many activities such as canoe ride, jeep safari, jungle walking, village tour, and birdwatching. Chitwan is one of the best places to encounter various wild animals.

Highlights

  • Recently open tea house trekking
  • Game park in Chitwan National Park
  • Jungle walk, birdwatching, and village tour
  • Hiking in high Himalaya with local guide and in Manaslu Conservation Area
  • Restricted area trekking and best destination for fewer trekkers
  • Chance to experience unique culture and lifeblood
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee, and tea
  • 16 nights' accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate

Styles


16 activity days
The maximum participants in the group is 10
Airport transfer included: Tribhuvan International Airport
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Accommodation

You will be accommodated in the hotel in Kathmandu and tea houses during trekking.

Program

Overview

The trip is designed for those trekkers who like to explore in the Himalaya in short amount of time. For this trip, you need to be physically fit and mentally well prepared. Some days you need to walk eight to nine hours, which is more than average walking in a day. Nepal Mother House Treks & Expedition Pvt. Ltd could just organize camping trip in the last three years, but now there is a basic tea house for the entire trip.

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival at Kathmandu.

Day 2

Trekking preparation and permit paperwork day.

Day 3

Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat Bazaar (535 meters, 6 to 7 hours).

Day 4

Drive from Arughat to Soti Khola (720 meters, 1.5 to 2 hours) and trek to Machhakhola (930 meters, 6 to 7 hours).

Day 5

Trek from Machhakhola to Dovan / Thulo Dhunga (1,250 meters, 6 to 7 hours).

Day 6

Trek from Dovan / Tholu Dhunga to Philim (1,570 meters, 5 to 6 hours).

Day 7

Trek from Philim to Ghap (2,165 meters, 8 to 9 hours).

Day 8

Trek from Ghap to Sama Gaon (3,525 meters, 7 to 8 hours).

Day 9

Exploring day in Sama Gaon for acclimatization, you may visit Manaslu Base Camp.

Day 10

Trek from Sama Gaun to Samdo (3,850 meters, 4 to 5 hours).

Day 11

Trek from Samdo to Dharamsala (Larkya Phedi) (4460 meters, 5 to 6 hours).

Day 12

Trek from Sharmashala to Bimphedi (3590 meters, 8 to 9 hours) via Larkya La (5,160 meters).

Day 13

Bimphadi to Tilje (2,300 meters, 6 to 7 hours).

Day 14

Trek from Tilje to Dharapani (2,130 meters, 1.5 to 2 hours) and drive to Beshisahar (3 to 4 hours).

Day 15

  • Drive from Besisahar to Chitwan by bus (5 to 6 hours)
  • The hotel staff comes to Chitwan National Park to pick you up to the hotel by jeep
  • Upon arrival, check in to the hotel
  • After lunch, you will proceed for Tharu village tour
  • You can enjoy swimming pool
  • Dinner and overnight stay will be at Chitwan National Park
  • 13:00 Lunch and rest
  • 15:00 Visit to elephant stable / village visit / museum tour
  • 20:00 Dinner

Day 16

  • Full exploring day at Chitwan National Park
  • 06:30 Wake up call
  • 07:00 Breakfast
  • 08:00 Jeep safari
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 Canoe ride
  • 16:00 Visit to Elephant Breeding Center
  • 19:00 Tharu culture dance
  • 20:00 Dinner

Day 17

  • After some activities, drive back to Kathmandu for your destination
  • 06:00 Wake up call
  • 06:45 Tea / coffee
  • 07:30 Birdwatching
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 09:30 Departure to Kathmandu by tourist bus (5 to 6 hours) or plane (if you fly Bharatpur to Kathmandu, it is 113 USD in addition)

Note: Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat Bazaar by local bus or private vehicles.

Location

Manaslu Circuit

Manaslu Circuit is becoming the most popular trip this day after the road construction at Annapurna Round trail. It is recently open tea house trekking located north-east part of Gorkha districts of Nepal. The eighth highest mountain in the world, the 8163-meter Mount Manaslu, is the key attraction of the trip. As Manaslu is near Tibet border, the people here are similar to the Tibetan; they have been preserving the earliest Tibetan culture and lifestyle until now. If anyone would like to visit Tibet but not successful due to various reasons, then Manaslu trip would be the best one. You will have the experience to see the people's unique culture, belief, and religious faith. If you are a trekker who is physically fit and wish to visit Nepal’s High Himalaya in short time, then Manaslu Rapid trip would be suitable for you.

There is a basic tea house amenity in the entire of Manaslu and the other trekking regions. But nowadays, there are several new tea houses that have been built after the 25-April earthquake EP center at Barpak, Gorkha. The trail has been reconstructed in several places and walk Way Bridge with the latest Swiss technology. This makes an easy access for the trekkers and local people. Even some tea houses in Manaslu have Wi-Fi services and so in Samagaun. If you are curious about Manaslu Circuit trekking after devastating earth quick, then this is your right time to visit. Your visit will be great support directly and intricately for the locals to rebuild houses, schools, and school children.

Manaslu is a virgin trekking trail in the lap of the Himalaya, people culture and the live hood are still untouched by the modernization as the uniqueness people of here are following polyandry marriage system, animal husbandry, and traditional cultivation methods. They are following Bon Buddhism; which has very strong culture and rituals. The Manaslu Rapid Trip starts from Sotikhola after a drive from the capital city Kathmandu to Arughat Bazaar and Soti. And follow the same trekking routes as Manaslu Circuit through the Khorla Besi, Machha Khola, Tatopani, Dobhan, Jagat, Sirdibas, Philim, Pewa, Dang, Ghap, Bhi Phedi, Namrung, Lihi, Lho, Shyala, Sama Gaun, Manaslu Base Camp, Samdo, Dharamshala, and Bhimtang via Larkpa La Pass with the elevation of 5,160 meters. Then the trip ends at Dharapani drive by public bus or jeep to the Kathmandu.

Manaslu Rapid trekking is specially designed for those trekkers who are mentally and physically fit for the high Himalaya hiking at the short period of time. According to the client’s history, most of them successfully completed this trip without any obstacle. As Rapid Manaslu Trip starts from 720 meter-elevation from sea level at Sotikhola and it goes gradually gaining elevation to the highest point at Larkya Bhanjyang (5,160 meters), mostly following Budhigandaki River bank through the rural village. Nepal Mother House is always concerning your Manaslu Rapid trip, the aim is to provide you the best satisfaction during your short time visit and to reduce negative effect from it. According to the itinerary, you will visit the Manaslu Base Camp (4,400 meters), Birandra Lake or Phungen Gumpa while acclimatization day at Samagaun, this is similar things do other’s trekkers as well.

This trekking is in the Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP), where you will see many wildlife and vegetation. At the high area, you will see Himalayan goat known as Thar or Jharal and deer, marmot, Jhum (yak and cow hybrid) and yaks. Similarly, you have amazing mountains view like Ganesh Himal (7,140 meters), Shringi Himal (7,161 meters), Rani Peak / Lidanai Peak (6,693 meters), Himalchuli (7,750 meters), Nadi Chuli / Peak 29 (7,871 meters), Mount Manaslu / Kang Pungen (8,163 meters), Manaslu North (7,157 meters), Naike Peak (6,211 meters), and many more. From the top of Larkya La Pass, you have astonishing view of Kangguru (6,981 meters), Annapurna II (7,937 meters), Gyaji Kang (7,038 meters), Larke Peak (6,249 meters), Lamjung Himal (7,983 meters), and Ratna chuli (7,035 meters).

Chitwan National Park

The first national park, Chitwan, is situated in south-central Nepal, covering 932 square kilometers with deciduous forests overlooking the floodplains of Narayani, Rapti, and Reu rivers. When the park was declared as a UNESCO Natural Heritage Site in 1979, since then it has gained popularity among the Nepal travelers. Chitwan Jungle Safari is the best destination for those who want to explore the jungle and their inhabitants of Nepal. The park is a 21-kilometer drive from Bharatpur, which is 20 minutes by air or 146 kilometers by tourist bus from Kathmandu. There are many comfort resorts, hotels, and lodges in Chitwan.

The wildlife safari in Chitwan offers a wilderness of rich ecosystem that includes mammals, birds, reptiles, and several species of water animals. The major highlights of this park are 500 Asian one-horned rhinoceros and some hundred nocturnal Royal Bengal tigers. In the park, you will discover a lost world of towering trees and twisting vines, of pre-historic rhino and lumbering elephants, crocodile, python and deer; brilliantly colored birds and if you are fortunate - the superb Royal Bengal Tiger. The other animals like rhesus monkey, grey langur, deer, leopards, and wild cats, etc. share their home with each other. In addition, the other most important factors in the jungle safari, Chitwan, are the colorful Tharu Culture, their way of living, culture, and tradition and heart touching Tharu Dance. Not only that, but here you are offered a chance to enjoy many activities like jungle safari on the jungle walk, canoe ride, jeep drive, etc. that live in the dense forests of the park.

Food

You will be served local organic food.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Seafood
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Chitwan National Park activities as per itinerary with guide
  • Necessary paperwork and trekking permit fee for MCAP (Manaslu Conservation Area Project) Trekking
  • ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) permits
  • Manaslu Restricted Area Trekking permit
  • TIMS Card (Trekkers Information Management System)
  • Trekking equipment (worm down jackets, sleeping bag, and duffle bag) during the trekking if needed
  • Nepal Mother House's T-shirt / cap and appreciation card of trip
  • English-speaking friendly guide (government license holder) with his / her food, accommodation, transportation, salary, and equipment
  • Guide insurance for their happy journey
  • A trekking map of Manaslu trip for a group
  • First aid medical kit during trip and welcome and farewell program
  • Tourist service charge, VAT, governments tax, and official expanse if necessary
  • Chitwan National Park entry fee
  • Transfer from and to Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM)
  • Ground transport for the group (from Kathmandu to Arughat / Sotikhola by local public bus or Jeep and Besisahar, from Dharapani to KTM / Pokhara/Chitwan by micro or public bus, and from Chitwan to Kathmandu by tourist bus)
  • 16 nights' accommodation
  • 3 delicious meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner), coffee, and tea in a cup each meal
  • Supplementary snacks (cookies / fresh fruits) on the trek

What's not included

  • All kind of beverages including mineral water, chocolate, cookies, desert, phone calls, laundry, and hot shower during trekking
  • Your travel Insurance and evacuation (compulsory)
  • Meals at Kathmandu
  • A porter (between every two-person basic) carries maximal 20-25 kilograms, plus their food, accommodation, wage, insurance, and all transportation
  • Helicopter or plane charter (if in case flight cancel)
  • Tipping for guide and porter, donation for school or monastery
  • Personal expenses like shopping, souvenirs or gift, and personal mountaineering gears
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extend
  • International airfare, airport departure tax, and visa fee
  • Things which is not mentioned above in the what's included section

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Nepal Mother House Treks & Expedition will pick you up from the airport.

Airport: Tribhuvan International Airport Airport transfer included: Tribhuvan International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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