Manang Overland
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An extreme terrain drive on one of the most challenging roads in the Himalayas

A 6 day extreme terrain drive on arguably one of the most dangerous roads in the world, Manang Overland is a delight for the avid drivers, jeep lovers and mountain seekers. Located in the
northern part of central Nepal, Manang is situated in the broad valley of the Marshyandi river to the north of the Annapurna mountain range. At an altitude of 3519 metres, it is separated from Muktinath by the Throng la pass. The extreme overland drive starts from Pokhara; post orientation and a day’s 4×4 Training on the jeeps to be used for the drive, we drive out towards Besishahar, the last town on the route. Ahead of Besishahar, the road gets rough and is mostly gravel and dirt track. Passing through Dharapani, the route finally reaches the village of Manang. The section between Dharapani and Manang is considered an extreme terrain driver’s delight – offering cliffy hillside, sharp turns and ambitious ascents.

Once in the village of Manang, one can either soak up the gorgeous mountain views, or walk around the village to get a feel of life in the mountains or peep into the Gompa or monastery or most of all – just rest and recoup. The drive back from Manang to Pokhara will be covered in two days with a nights stop at an eco tourism resort.

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Details

Driving days: 6 days
• Dates: 6th to 13th April 2019
• Team Size: convoy of 10 vehicles - all MM 540 and MM550 jeeps modified for extreme terrain
• Start and stop point: Pokhara, Nepal
• Tenor and tone: self-reliant, expeditionary in style where in the crew (all of us included)
maintain, manage and care for vehicles, ourselves and the environment
• Highlights:
• Challenging drive - cliff side, steep ascents and sharp turns on mud tracks, driving
through waterfall
• Extra ordinary scenic beauty, Annapurna mastiffs, Manaslu to the east and Dhaulagiri to
the west
• Remote mountain village of Manang - glimpse into life in the the higher reaches
• Classic 4x4 jeeping on high mountain roads

The price includes:
• On road navigation, leadership and guidance
• Training on 4 wheel driving skills prior to commencement of drive
• Accommodation in 3 star hotels or equivalent in Pokhara on twin sharing basis and the best
available guesthouse accommodation once in the mountains
• All meals on arrival in Pokhara, until departure from Pokhara. This includes everyday breakfast,
lunch and dinner; in sync with what is available in the mountains
• Four litres of mineral water per head per day and a one-time emergency snack kit for each
vehicle
• All paperwork - permits for individuals, vehicles; ACAP entry permit fees and TIMS card
• Self drive 4wd expedition ready jeeps - one vehicle will be shared by max of 2 drivers who will
be expected to take turns while driving. However, single driver option available at extra cost.
• All fuel expenses for the drive ( this is no included if you bring your own 4wd vehicle)
• Vehicle service team backup for on road minor repair and recovery
• Local SIM cards for communication
• Emergency First Response for any Medical Emergencies that may arise
• All government taxes
• Services of 2 licensed local guides
• All merchandise - as applicable

The price excludes:
• Your flight tickets or travel expenses to and from Pokhara
• All insurances - travel, medical or personal accident insurance
• Toll tax on highways - if any
• Major repairs and breakdowns
• Towing charges from field to workshop in case of major breakdown
• Personal and medical expenses that may arise
• Local temple or monastery entrance fees
• All soft and hard drinks - except drinking water
• Any other kind of new fees as regulated by local government
enroute
• Others not mentioned above in the ‘fee includes’ section

Please note:
• We have limited vehicles and limited seats available for this drive.
Participation will be on first come first serve basis only. Your
participation will get confirmed only when 50% advance has been paid.
• For those of you who wish to bring your own 4wd vehicle, please note your quoted participation
fee does not include fuel expenses, entry fee and road tax/permit into Nepal. While WBB shall
provide on road maintenance support and recovery during the drive, all expenses that may arise
due to breakdown, accident or other means will be borne by you)
Cancellation process
Any cancellation from side of participant due to any reason:
• 15 or less than 15 days prior to start of event - no refund
• 30 or less than 30 days prior to start of event - 75% refund
• More than 30 days prior to start of event - 90% refund
In the eventuality of WBB having to cancel the trip at any point due to unforeseen circumstances
beyond their control, the cancellation will be as follows:
• More than 30 days prior to start of event: 100% refund
• 30 or less than 30 days from start of event: 90% refund

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Price

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INR 65,000 per person (if U choose to bring your own 4x4 Vehicle)
INR 95,000 per person (if U choose to drive our own 4x4 Vehicle)

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