Manaslu Trekking is a well-loved trekking routes, providing with pristine mountain views, rich culture and genuine adventure sum up the trek experience around the 8156m Manaslu. Opened in 1992, Manasalu trekking area offers a combination of rich culture heritage, unsurpassed beauty and biological diversity.
Manaslu at 8163 meters (26, 775) is the 8th highest peak in the world and is located near to the border of Nepal and Tibet. The name Manaslu means "The Spirit-Mountain" in the local dialect, referring to the benevolent and strong deity, which dwells within. Manaslu trekking is one of the most delightful adventures. During the Manasalu trekking you will get the chance to visit legendary town to Gorkha from where the name of brvave gorkha starts.the himalayan ranges of Manasalu. this area is less visited and restricted area of Nepalese government as it is fragile land.
If you would like to sample both extremes of the trekking experience in Nepal, and really get to see what all the fuss is about in terms of the most breath-taking mountain scenery on earth, then look no further than the circuit of Manaslu via the Larkya La.
The Tibetan enclave of Nupri, north of Manaslu at the head of the Buri Gandaki, was closed to foreigners for years on account of its proximity to Tibet. The area was surreptitiously opened in 1991, but it took several years for the word to get out.
Day 01:Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat Bazaar (570m.).
Day 02:Trek from Arughat Bazaar to Soti Khola (530m.):
Day 03:Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola (890m.):
Day 04:Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat (1350m.):
Day 05:Trek from Jagat to Philim (1700m.):
Day 06:Trek from Philim to Deng (2095m.):
Day 07:Trek Deng to Namrung (2900m.):
Day 08:Trek Namrung to Lhogaon (3100m.):
Day 09:Trek Lhogaon to Samagaon (3390m.):
Day 10:Rest at Samagaon:
Day 11:Trek from Samagaon to Samdo (3690m.):
Day 12:Trek from Samdo to Larkya La Phedi (4460m.):
Day 13:Trek from Larkya La Phedi to Larkya La (Pass) (5135m.) to Bimthang. (3590m.):
Day 14:Trek from Bimthang to Dharapani (1860m.):
Day 15:Trek from Dharapani to Jagat (1800m):
Day 16:Trek from Jagat to Bhulbhule:
Day 17:Bhulbhule to Pokhara or Kathmandu ( Driving)
Day 01Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat Bazaar (570m.). It takes about seven hours.Drive along the Prithivi High way for the first part then you will drive many villages and terraces to Arughat.
Day 02Trek from Arughat Bazaar to Soti Khola (530m.): Your trek over a flat leveled path along the bank of Budhi Gandaki River through mostly terraces, numerous villages, green hills and you are almost surrounded by green forest.
Day 03Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola (890m.): The zigzag path passes through forest, villages, streams, pretty waterfalls and green valley until you reach Lapu Besi. This village mainly covered by Mongolian inhabitants. Again traverse the zigzag path to reach Machha Khola where small market with a few shops, lodges and donkeys that are kept there.
Day 04Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat (1350m.): Cross the Machha Khola and head upstream to the tiny village of Khola Bensi and the hot springs at Tatopani. The valley sides are steep until they are impassable and the route then switches to the left bank by way of a suspension bridge. The trail is quite exposed and challenging in places. After a short section of forest path you reach the single teahouse at Doban. Above Doban, meandering across a broad gravel bed. At Lauri, you cross the river on a suspension bridge, and then climb on a high path to the fields of Jagat,
Day 05Trek from Jagat to Philim (1700m.): The early part of trek moves gently uphill and then somewhere through a flat leveled path. Philim is a big village mainly inhabited by the Gurungs. Small monasteries, chortens and prayer flags fluttering in the sky, graves and typical houses will be seen.
Day 06Trek from Philim to Deng (2095m.): Trek over a flat leveled path mostly through forest of pine, rhododendron and others. While walking, you cross a few bridges and can see villages at a far distance. A few houses are seen at Deng, you can enjoy a pretty waterfall lying at some distance. Deng is famous for its potatoes, buck wheat, barley, wheat, cabbage, spinach as people are mostly involved in agriculture in this area.
Day 07Trek Deng to Namrung (2900m.): In the beginning trek almost a flat leveled path and then the trail moves uphill all the way to Namrung through forest. From here, you can enjoy the spectacular views of Mt. Manaslu, rock hills, a green valley and ridges. Namrung is a Buddhist village where there are monasteries, a water turbine, hydro electricity power house, mani walls, chortens and prayer flags can be seen fluttering in the sky.
Day 08Trek Namrung to Lhogaon (3100m.): Trek over a winding path which moves through the inner Himalayan range. On the way, you can enjoy mountain views of Rupinala pass, Mt. Manaslu, Gorkha Himal, Dwijen Himal, Saula Himal, Lajing peak, and many other snow capped mountains and peaks. As you go up the vegetation decreases. In the afternoon, this part becomes quite windy. While walking, you come across mani walls, chortens, prayer flags and monasteries. Before you reach Lho Gaon, you pass a Tibetan village and Lihi Gaon. There is a monastery named Chon on a ridge and also a Buddhist school at Lho Gaon run by Buddhist monks.
Day 09Trek Lhogaon to Samagaon (3390m.): Follow the right bank of the river, with views of Peak 29 ahead. As you continue on the main trail, you soon reach the fields of Sama Gaon, 3500m.
Day 10Rest at Samagaon: for acclimatization. Surrounded by mountains in a peaceful forest, you take a breather to acclimatize and relax. You can hike to Manaslu Base Camp for excellent views of Samdo (Pang phuchuli); Nagdi chuli, Simnang Himal, Manaslu glacier, Manaslu ice fall and you can see Birendra Kunda which is an ice lake nearby the Manaslu Base Camp.
Day 11Trek from Samagaon to Samdo (3690m.): Trek gently uphill all the way to Samdo through a desert path and windy valley. The Tibetan border is just four kilometers away from Samdo. But visitors are not allowed to pass the border. There is a Tibetan refugee village at Samdo. This is an excellent view point for Mt. Manaslu Range himal.
Day 12Trek from Samdo to Larkya La Phedi (4460m.): The trail is rocky and zigzags all the way to your destination. Before you reach Larka La Phedi, there is a market called Larkya Bazaar (market). People bring goods from Tibet to sell it here.
Day 13Trek from Larkya La Phedi to Larkya La (Pass) (5135m.) to Bimthang. (3590m.): Early in the morning you begin to trek a steep ascended path until Larkya La through a rocky and windy path. From the top, you can enjoy the views of Larkya peak, sunrise, Mt. Manaslu, Ratna chuli, Cheo Himal and many other snow capped mountains and peaks. Crossing this pass, you hike to a steep downhill path through rock and ice. On the way, you will encounter many icy lakes. Bimthang is a broad and level ablation valley with a number of Mani walls and deserted houses.
Day 14Trek from Bimthang to Dharapani (1860m.): Crossing this high pasture, you descend the valley of the Burdin Khola to the area of the Base Camp for the West side of Manaslu. From a ridge at 4150 meters, you have excellent views of Manaslu to the South East and Annapurna II to the South West.
Day 15Trek from Dharapani to Jagat (1800m): All the way over a descended path along the bank of Dudh Khola (river) and Marshyangdi River. Walk through pleasant villages such as Taal which is an attractive village with a pretty waterfall and you can enjoy the sight of lush green hills. Eventually.
Day 16Trek from Jagat to Bhulbhule: A steep trail descends from Jagat through Marshyangdi valley. You cross Marshyangdi River at Syange and walk through Ghermu Path (Ghermu field). This part of the trek is pleasant through a flat leveled path with views of green valleys and villages at some distance.
Trekking through beautiful village including Samagaon, samdo as well as Gandaki and Marsyangdi valley, Visit ancient monastery in Samagaon, Larkya La bazaar, exploring around aqua-blue green lake Birendra and crossing snow covered high pass Larkya La.