Manaslu Circuit Trekking
Manaslu circuit trekking in Nepal is one of the best trekking route for off the beaten path trekking. Mt. Manaslu an altitude of 8163 m. which is the eighth tallest mountain in the world is located near to Nepal – Tibet border. It is located around 100km Northwest of national capital. Manaslu region is a restricted region till the first 90s. The trek consists all elements of other treks including Hindu and Buddhist culture, wildlife, rhododendrons, wild flowers, shaky bridges, strong rivers and stunning mountain vista. Few trekkers are seen in this region in comparison to well-liked regions of the Annapurna and the Khumbu regions. More than 2,000 people do Manaslu Circuit Trek in a year with more than half visiting in October. Beautiful villages and gorgeous scenery around Manaslu create this best among the classic but fresh trekking adventures within the Himalayas.
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Travelling through Gorkha and Arughat to the south of Manaslu, we tend to ascend the spectacular gorge of the Buri Gandaki, passing through small villages perked up on the steep valley sides, to succeed in the Tibetan world behind village of Ghap. We’ve the commotion of approaching into a secret Buddhist world of monasteries, mani-walls and prayer flags because the vale starts to open out, and there are outstanding views of the peaks on Nepal-Tibet border as those of Manaslu huddle. The scenery becomes even additional spectacular as we tend to climb up into the alpine surroundings to approach the Larkya La Pass (5135m.), with massive peaks on all the sides. The major peaks we observe on this trek are Manaslu, Cheo Himal, Himal Chuli and Himlung Himal. After exploring the Larkya La, we tend to descend into the heavily forested valley of Marsyangdi stream, wherever we trek down to a place with the views of the Annapurna series, following the river right down to join with the mainroad ahead. Manaslu Circuit Trek gets completed by using native lodges and tea-houses giving an ideal chance to relate with the local people of Nepal living in high Himalayan valleys.
Opened in 1992, trek to the base of Mt. Manaslu which offers a combination of rich cultural heritage, unsurpassed beauty and a great diversity of flora and fauna. We begin our trek from Arughat Bazar. Soon all traces of modern civilisation fade as we travel through villages where the harmonious agricultural life has remained unchanged for hundreds of years.
The trek begins to get more serious, with the start of the ascent of the Gandaki River Valley, fed by innumerable rivers and waterfalls, where trekkers often enjoy a swim in refreshing river pools.
In Samagoan (3515 m.), we visit the glacial green lake of Birendra, before crossing into mystic Sado, just 15 Km. from the Tibetan border. Here Tibetan monks inhabit sacred monasteries. More monasteries await in Larkya Bazzar, along with this trek’s biggest challenge- crossing the Larkya la 5135m. between snow covered peaks which reach over 6500 m.
From the top of the pass we descend through alpine forests alive with flowers, ferns, bamboo, pine, waterfalls and aqua-blue green lakes which are laced with cotton-white beaches. This 15 days excursion should leave you somewhat fitter with a sense of peace and respect both the people of region and the majesty of the Nepal Himalaya.
01Drive Kathmandu / Arughat (820m.) – 6 hrs. and further drive to Sotikhola (613m., 6hrs.) Overnight at Lodge.
02Soti Khola to Maccha Khola (850 m.) – 6 hrs walk (16.4 Km.)
03Maccha Khola to Jagat (1380 m.) – 6 hrs. 30 mins. walk (23.6 Km.)
04Jagat to Deng (1885 m.) – 6 hrs. 30 mins. walk (24.8 Km.)
05Deng to Ghap (2123 m.) – 5 hrs walk
06Ghap to Li (2946 m.) – 5.30 hrs. walk (9.2 Km.)
07Li to Lho (3154 m.) via Hinang Glacier (3515 m.) – 10 hrs. walk (26.8 Km.)
08Lho to Sama Gaon (3515 m.) – 6 hrs. walk (14.6 Km.)
09Sama Gaon to Manaslu Base Camp (5200m) to Sama Gaon 8 hrs. walk (13.9 Km.)
10Sama Gaon to Samdho (3863 m.) – 3 hrs. walk (6.5 Km.)
11Samdho to Dharmasala (4496 m.) – 3 hrs. 30 mins. walk (6.4 Km.)
12Dharmasala to Larke Pass to Bhimthang (3620 m.) – 10 hrs. walk (15.6 Km.)
13Bhimthang to Tilije (2281 m.) – 6 hrs. 15mins. walk (16.8 Km.)
14Tilche to Syange (1130 m.) – 8 hrs. 15mins. walk (18 Km.)
15Sange to Bensishahar and Drive to Kathmandu
Drive Kathmandu / Arughat (820 m.) – 6 hrs. and further drive to Sotikhola (613m., 6hrs.) Overnight at Lodge.
Soti Khola to Maccha Khola (850 m.) – 6 hrs walk (16.4 Km.)
Maccha Khola to Jagat (1380 m.) – 6 hrs. 30 mins. walk (23.6 Km.)
Jagat to Deng (1885 m.) – 6 hrs. 30 mins. walk (24.8 Km.)
Deng to Ghap (2123 m.) – 5 hrs. walk
Ghap to Lhi (2946 m.) – 5.30 hrs. walk (9.2 Km.)
Lhi to Lho (3154m.) via Hinang Glacier (3515 m.) – 10 hrs. walk (26.8 Km.)
Lho to Sama Gaon (3515 m.) – 6 hrs. walk (14.6 Km.)
Sama Gaon to Manaslu Base Camp (5200 m.) to Sama Gaon 8 hrs. walk (13.9 Km.)
Sama Gaon to Samdho (3863 m.) – 3 hrs. walk (6.5 Km.)
Samdho to Dharmasala (4496 m.) – 3 hrs. 30 mins. walk (6.4 Km.)
Dharmasala to Larke Pass to Bhimthang (3620 m.) – 10 hrs. walk (15.6 Km.)
Bhimthang to Tilije (2281 m.) – 6 hrs. 15mins. walk (16.8 Km.)
Tilije to Syange (1130 m.) – 8 hrs. 15mins. walk (18 Km.)
Syange to Besisahar and Drive to Kathmandu