Manaslu (8163 m) just 4 m lower than Dhaulagiri (8167 m) is the eighth highest mountain in the world and the 5th highest in Nepal, situated in the Kali Gandaki Valley. Lying 40 miles east of Annapurna, this mountain offers a spectacular, adventurous climb through steep paths. As of now, six routes are present for the climb to this peak. The requirement of a previous climbing experience and a strong determination to last till the end has to be instilled for the climb. Acclimatization has to be slow and proper to exclude any issues of altitude sickness. The expedition to Manaslu is considered to be an endeavor to practice before climbing the Everest itself.
This expedition commences form Arughat from Kathmandu and moves into Soti Khola, Maccha Khola, and Jagat. From Jagat, the trail moves into Dyang, Namrung, Sama Gaon and then finally to the Manaslu Base Camp at an altitude of 4665 m. The base camp is subjected to strong winds and snowfall and the Larkya Glacier is present near it. Camp 1 is set at 5500 m and requires crampons for climbing. Camp 2 is present at a height of 6300 m and requires the passage through steep crevasses and massive icefalls. Camp 2 to Camp 3 is a slippery climb to reach an altitude of 6700 m. the trial then moves towards northeast slopes and ice bulges to reach Camp 4 at an altitude of 7300 m. this path is susceptible to avalanches and must be trekked upon with utmost precaution. The summit and the Camp 4 are not far apart, but the climb to the summit being a steep affair requires much more time and precision than before.
Nepal is a culturally and religiously varied country full of many kinds of people following varied traditions. The Nepal Culture Tour is suited best for travelers who crave to witness the wonderful cultural variety of the beautiful country Nepal. Touring across Kathmandu, Chitwan and Pokhara gives the basic insight to the all there is to know about the history and origin of Nepal.
This one of a kind trek starts with an arrival to Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. On the next day this culturally rich valley can be explored to its fullest extent by visiting the Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square, the old palaces of the respective kings. After getting an insight about the different cultures existing between Kathmandu and Lalitpur the Syambunath Stupa can be visited as well. The next day is devoted to driving into Chitwan, home to the famous Chitwan National Park. A walk across the beautiful Tharu village, witnessing the Tharu Cultural Dance and observing their cultures and traditions ends the day. On the next day, canoeing across the Rapti River is followed by visiting the Elephant Breeding centre. The day ends with a jeep safari which includes looking at wildlife like the gharials, crocodiles, Royal Bengal Tigers, rhinos, monkeys, deer, bears etc. On the next day, after some early morning birdwatching tourists will drive to Pokhara. This bea