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Manaslu Trek
Manaslu trek exhibits the sensational mountain vistas, fascinating culture and biological diversity. This 16 days Manaslu Circuit Trek spans across 600 to 5200 meter elevation - one of the Nepal's last Himalayan jewels. It exhibits the unspoiled diverse culture and tradition with the wonderful views of Mt. Manaslu. Undoubtedly this around Manaslu trek suits best to those who are looking for the less trodden challenging adventure in Nepal. This is one of the restricted region trekking, done in 2 weeks staying in the local teahouse. Not to miss this trekking route is a part of Great Himalayan trail. Also know as the best alternative of classic Annapurna circuit.

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Duration: 7 -19 days
Altitude gain: 4560 m
7 days program is an express one for those being time-limited. Yet the 19 days program is recommended over the 7 days one for better acclimatization
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Technically not a difficult trek. No special skills required.
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1. Easy
Light physical activity, usually walking or hiking, that is good for most fitness levels. Also suitable for children and elderly people. Perfect for whose who have never been to the mountains and who want to try it out.

2. Moderate
Activity involves daily walking for 3-5 hours a day, usually multi-day treks or long 1-day hikes that require a high level of physical activity. Suitable for people with an average level of physical fitness.

3. Challenging
Activity involves daily walking for 3-5 hours a day at various types of terrain (rough trails, partially exposed areas with danger of falling, gravel plains, pathless steep terrain) or high-altitude treks above 2000 meters. Requires an average to above average fitness level.

4. Strenuous
Activity involves walking up to 6-7 hours a day in fairly difficult terrain (steep rocky slopes, snow covered glaciers or firn fields with danger of slipping) or high-altitude treks above 3000 meters. Requires an above average fitness level and high level of stamina.

5. Extreme
Activity involves walking up to 6-10 hours a day with difficult terrain and conditions (tricky rocky slopes or snow covered glaciers with increased danger of slipping), strenuous high-altitude treks at 4000-5600 meters. Requires very high level of physical fitness and stamina, as well as good practical experience of multi-day trekking on high altitudes.
HIKING/ TREKKING ACTIVITY LEVELS
What intensity you should expect from this activity and what fitness level is required for this activity
0. No requirements/ minimal requirements
Easy hiking/ trekking with non-technical elements. No certain knowledge or experience is required for this activity.

1. Beginner
Basic navigation skills are required if hiking/ trekking without a guide. Previous hiking/ trekking experience is not required, but desirable. No danger of falling with appropriate behaviour.

2. Intermediate
Average navigation skills are required if hiking/ trekking without a guide. Basic alpine experience is needed.

3. Advanced
Path not necessarily available. Sometimes need to use hands to keep going. Terrain assessment, good navigation skills and good alpine experience is required.

4. Professional
Mostly without a path and unmarked, might involve some climbing sections. Excellent navigation skills are required even if trekking with a guide. Proven alpine experience, mountaineering skills and familiarity with alpine equipment are required.
HIKING/ TREKKING: TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY LEVELS
Some activities might envolve technical elements for which certain practical experience or training is needed.

Itinerary

Important details

Accommodation
You will be accommodated in cozy small tea houses owned by local people. Tea houses are accommodations along trekking routes in Nepal that offer basic lodging and meals. Many Sherpas in the Everest region own and operate tea houses along Everest's trekking routes.
Meals
You will be provided with full board meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner), tea, coffee and drinking water while on the Pikey Peak trek. Optionally, you can try some local street food in Kathmandu and other cities.
Your guide
We offer you to explore the Pikey Peak Trek with the best local mountain guides that will acquaint you with the majestic culture of Nepal, tell you every legend and secret of mountains around. All guides are certified by Mountain Planet experts for their experience and quality services.
How hard it is
The Pikey Peak Trek is of strenuous difficulty. Trekkers definitely should be in good physical condition for the trek and prepared for walks up to 5-6 hours a day to altitude above 4500 m. The facilities we provide on the trips are sure to make the trip safe and secure.
Transfers
Upon your arrival to the airport, you will be greeted by one of our airport representatives who will help you get transferred to your Hotel. All transportation between the cities as listed in the itinerary - is all looked after!
Medicine & Insurance
There are no specific health requirements for entry into Nepal. However, you should consult your doctor for up-to-date information regarding vaccinations, high altitude medication and medications for any reasonably foreseeable illnesses whilst traveling in Nepal. Be aware that some drugs, including anti-malarials, have side effects at altitude. Please discuss this carefully with your doctor.

First Aid Training is provided to all our guides. Our guides will not be handing you medicines in case of need but they are trained to provide you with all the assistance you may require in case of emergency until you receive professional medical help.
Equipment to bring
Luggage
Sturdy and a waterproof bag
Day pack (a 30 litre bag is the ideal size to use as a day bag, as this will fit your camera, a sweatshirt, a waterproof jacket, a bottle of water and any other miscellaneous items that you need to take with you in the day)

Clothes
Hiking boots, cargo trousers (trousers made from a quick-dry material and with lots of pockets are best for trekking), lightweight down jacket, quick-dry shirts, waterproof jacket, merino base layer, thick socks, comfortable hut clothes, trekking pole (using one or two poles can minimize strain on the knees, and help with balance too), cap/sunhat, woollen hat, gloves and scarf, bandana or light cotton scarf

Other
Sunscreen, wet wipes, tissues/toilet paper, water purifier (having a high-tech steri-pen or even just simple, cheap chlorine or iodine drops will make practically any water safe to drink), head torch (for reading in the evenings, midnight trips to the bathroom, or pre-dawn treks to catch the sunrise), quick-dry towel and sample-size toiletries

Pikey Peak Trek options to go

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Pikey Peak 19 days Trek
19 days of unforgettable experience - Sherpa villages, mighty mountains, inspiring valleys and lakes, absolutely starry nights and no need to hurry. Just as Adyashanti said: the more in harmony you are with the flow of your own existence, the more magical life becomes. And it will in Nepal!

Dates on request.
You are just sending a request, no payment is needed at this point. Our Expert will get in touch with you to answer all your questions and help you book the best option for you.
$2150 per person
What's included
  • Accomodation: standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on a twin share bed-and-breakfast basis; accommodation at local teahouses while trekking
  • Meals: full board meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner), tea, coffee and drinking water while on Pikey Peak Trek; a welcome dinner with cultural show
  • Transportation: arrival and departure transfers on both domestic and international flights; all domestic flights and airport taxes as per itinerary; private transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek as applicable
  • Gear: down jacket, sleeping bag, fleece inner liner, duffel bag for the use during the trip
  • Trek crew: professional and experienced trek leader, guide trained in Wilderness First Aid; responsible trekking policy of 1 trekker:1 porter with proper insurances and required gear
  • First Aid Medical Kit (carried by your guide), supplementary oxygen cylinder or Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC), gamow bag as a safety back up
  • Fees: TIMS / Trekking permit, National park / Conservation entry fees
  • Half-day guided city tour with world heritage entrance fees as per itinerary
What's not included
  • International Airfare (flight tickets to and from Kathmandu; airport taxes)

  • Nepal entry Visa fees

  • Personal travel insurance of any kind

  • Meals: all beverage drinks and main meals in cities

  • Tips to trek crew

  • Personal expenses like telephone, laundry, postage etc.

  • Any other services not mentioned as included
    Express Pikey Peak 7 days Trek
    The best options for those who enjoy travelling and yet always need to keep track of time. An express Pikey Peak Trek gives you an opportunity to see the most picturesque Himalayan scenery in a maximum short time. A week for a retreat!

    Dates on request.
    You are just sending a request, no payment is needed at this point. Our Expert will get in touch with you to answer all your questions and help you book the best option for you.
    $800 per person
    What's included
    • Accommodation: accommodation during the trip in hotels (teahouses, lodges) with family environment
    • Meals: full board meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner), tea, coffee and drinking water while trekking; a complimentary welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu at a cultural restaurant
    • Transportation: airport pickup and drop services in a private vehicle; transportation from Kathmandu to Jhapre sharing jeep both way (optional flight with extra costs)
    • Gear: down jacket, all-season sleeping bag, duffel bag while on trek
    • Trek crew: one licensed and experienced English-speaking trekking guide, transportation, food, accommodation and insurance of guide and porter during the trip
    • First Aid Medical Kit (carried by your guide)
    • Mobile SIM Card that works all over Nepal and a map of the trekking region
    • Fees: all the required permits and paperworks
    What's not included
    • International Airfare (flight tickets to and from Kathmandu; airport taxes)

    • Nepal entry Visa fees

    • Personal travel insurance of any kind

    • Meals: all beverage drinks and meals in cities

    • Food and accommodation in Kathmandu

    • Tips to trek crew

    • Personal expenses like telephone, laundry, postage etc.

    • Emergency expenses such as expenses on charted helicopter

    • Any other services not mentioned as included
      Good to know
      How do I get to Nepal?
      Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu is the only international airport in Nepal. Thai Airways, Gulf Air, Qatar, Indian Airlines, Jet Airways, Korean Air, Etihad Air, Silk Air, Air Arabia, Druk Air, Jet lite, Dragon Air, Air China and Cathay Pacific carry most of the foreign travelers to Kathmandu. If you buy tickets from any other airlines, you will probably connect with one of these airlines for the final leg of your flight. Alternatively, if you have valid visa, you can also travel to Nepal via India and Tibet (China).
      What are my options to come to Nepal from India?
      You can fly between Delhi and Kathmandu as there are many flights available in this sector. There are a number of overland entry points for travel by road and you could come by train to Ghorakpur, travelling the rest of the way by road (see below). Please note that Delhi-Kathmandu-Delhi flight is very busy and without proper reservations in advance it can be difficult to get seats.

      Alternatively, you can travel overland to Nepal from India by bus. There are three main entry points: Sunauli-Bhairahawa, Birgung-Raxual and Kakarvita. The Sunauli border crossing is the best option to make your entry into Nepal from Varanasi; the Birgunj crossing is the easiest from Calcutta and Kakarbhitta is the best crossing point from Darjeeling and Sikkim. These overland trips from India can be quite long and stressful and are not recommended for those people who want to have stress-free travelling.
      Do I need a Visa to enter Nepal?
      All foreigners (except Indians) require a visa to enter Nepal. You can obtain it in Embassy of Nepal or on arrival at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan airport. In case you decide to get visa at the airport be prepared for long queues. You will also need to provide one passport photo and the following fees in US dollars cash only: single Entry Visa for 30 days - $50 and multiple entry visa valid for 90 days - $125.
      What do I need to get my Visa?
      You need a valid passport, two passport size photos and money.
      Where do I apply for a Visa?
      The best way to apply for visa is from the Royal Nepalese diplomatic missions in your home country. The other choice is to get it from Immigration Office at the entry points of Nepal. You can get a visa on arrival at Tribhuvan Airport.
      How can I book the trip?
      To book any of our trips, you are requested to fill our online booking form or just send us a simple e-mail with your requirements. We charge 5% of the total trip cost, which is a non-refundable deposit. We will send you a comprehensive trip itinerary after booking.
      What are the entry points of Nepal?
      They are:
      Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
      Kakarvitta (Jhapa) - Eastern part of Nepal that has border with India
      Birgunj, (Parsa) - Central part of Nepal that has border with India
      Jamunaha (Nepalgunj) Banke - Mid-western part that has border with India
      Mohana (Dhangadi) Kailali - Far western part that has border with India
      Gadda Chauki (Mahendranagar) Kanchanpur - Far western part that has border with India
      What is the payment method?
      You can pay us by cash/visa or master card while booking the trip with us. There will be certain bank charges if you pay by credit card.
      Do I need to cover travel insurance?
      Yes, we advise you to get your insurance cover from your home country.
      Can I get any refunds?
      No refunds in case of any services missed or unused
      Should I give tips to the service providers?
      It is customary in Asia to tip service providers such as waiters, at approximately 10%, depending on the service. Tipping is expected - though not compulsory - and shows an expression of satisfaction with the people who have assisted you on your tour. Ask your guide for specific recommendations based on the circumstances and culture.
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