Manaslu Trek is an adventure holiday and explores the hidden beauty trek in Nepal. Lower Manaslu Trekking Itinerary takes you to cross high Larke-La Pass from one end of beautiful Manaslu valley towards Manang district, facing an outmost and exceptional panorama of the high Himalaya range of peaks. Around Manaslu Base Camp Trekking was closed for outside visitors after it was climbed by the Japanese Expedition in 1956.
Manaslu region trek opened since 1991 for wide-world travelers to in Manaslu valley for hiking, walking, explores the local culture, highest mountains, beautiful treasures of gigantic peaks, and cultures of ancient Buddhism religious. The adventure trek takes you on a full circuit of the Manaslu Himalaya range of mountains covering a distance of almost 177 k.ms/ 110 miles starting from the Gorkha district to reach at Manang and Lamjung areas.
The 14 Days itinerary of the Manaslu Trek walk follows amazing scenery with great diversity on daily walks from low sub-tropical, cooler alpine hills to arctic zone of ice, glaciers around Larke-La Pass, Mt. Manaslu stands as the world eight highest peaks at the height of 8,163m a massive mountain and towering Bauddha and Himal-Chuli within the range. Manaslu Base Camp Trek starts with an exciting overland journey from the capital Kathmandu to reach Nepal’s Mid-Western region around the Gorkha district.
Where the walk follows through many farm villages along the Budi-Gandaki River towards cooler alpine hills facing glorious views of Manaslu and Ganesh Himal peaks. As adventure progress visiting nice lovely hill villages of Jagat and Philim observing various interesting traditional farm life entering into a nice forest of tall rhododendron, pines, and fir tree lines facing exceptional views of dramatic landscapes with high snow-capped peaks.
Enjoy the fascinating panorama of the high mountains range as the trek takes you to the inner valley of Manaslu exploring the wonderful culture of the strong Buddhist religion, where the people of this high land with strong Tibetan origin and influence make this trek much more interesting. After staying overnights in the comfort of nice lodges at Lo and Sama Gaon.
Manaslu Trek Route is the most popular trek that you can enjoy the Larke-La pass and fantastic panorama of the high mountain range with Larke peak and Himlung Himal as views extend towards Manaslu range with Ganesh Himal in the far-east direction. Manaslu Larke La Pass Trek an adventure of a lifetime experience descends towards Manang district and then back into a wonderful place at Bhimtang. The trip continues further to reach the end of the walks at Dharapani village where trails of the famous Annapurna and Manaslu circuit meet than on the road back to Kathmandu, after a great remarkable adventure and experience on Manaslu Valley.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport 1,320 mand transfer to hotel
On the main arrival in Kathmandu and Nepal international airport meet our staff and transfer to your hotel in the heart of Kathmandu city then check into your rooms after rest meet our guide for group briefing provides you with information on the treks to make your stay with us enjoyable.
Day 02: Drive to Soti-Khola 740 m via Arughat town 710 m – 07 hrs.
The morning begins with an overland journey from Kathmandu towards Nepal Mid-West to reach the Gorkha area, as the drive takes you on the main highway to Arughata large farm town, continues further toSoti-Khola village for an overnight stop, populated mainly by Magar and Gurung people the hill tribe of Mid-West Himalaya.
Day 03: Trek to Machha Khola 925 m – 06 hrs.
The first-day walk starts heading into the steep valley, within the forest area as lead past villages to reach the wide-area within a cultivated terrace of Lapbesi village as walk descends to sandy riverbed following a trail that meanders below a steep, craggy valley side. As walk progress leading to a climb towards Machha Khola for an overnight stop, a village with many teashops and small lodge, Maccha Khola means a Fish Stream.
Day 04: Trek to Dovan 1,070 m via Tatopani (Hot Spring) – 06 hrs.
From here onward into interesting farm villages and cultivated fields as vegetation changes slowly as altitude gains, where morning walk takes you over a stream where Machha Khola (Fish Stream) name comes from, route lead upstream to Khola-Bensi village and at Tatopani a place with natural ‘hot spring’. The walk continues as valley turns into narrow and steep, and then trail reaches to cross the suspension bridge, after a short period of walk entering a patch of forest and then reaching at Doban located on the high shelf of Burigandaki River.
Day 05: Trek to Jagat 1,345 m – 05 hrs.
Morning walk towards broad gravel field and at Lauri stream crossing over a suspension bridge that climbs to the high ridge then descend into a valley of Yara Khola, the journey continues for another hour to reach at Jagat. Jagat a nice looking farm village of moderate size after Arughat; people here with mix race Magar, Chettries, Brahman, Manaslu Bhotia (Tibetan looking tribes) and some Newar people, lodge owner and shopkeepers.
Day 06: Trek to Deng 2,130 m via Philim 1,570 m – 06 hrs.
From Jagat descend to the riverside, and then climb on terraced hillsides of Saguleri, with a view of Sringi Himal 7,187m, as the walk continues with ups and down the trail then reach a bridge over Buri-Gandaki. After crossing trail winds up to reach at Philim village for short break and observe this nice farm village with rich cultivated fields and terraces.
After a refreshing stop walk leads higher past scattered farm villages with the climb through terraces of golden fields of wheat and barley, to reach a rocky ridge top covered within bamboo forest area towards Eklai Bhatti means a lonely Inn. After a rest walk to the high Manaslu area, route diverts North West to reach our overnight stop at Deng a small nice village of more Tibetan culture.
Day 07: Trek to Bihe 1,990 m -06 hrs.
Morning walks into sheer cliff walls after dramatic section trek continues to reach around farm village, where houses and terrains change into strong Tibetan culture and of Buddhism religion after few hours walk leads to Bihe, a small village for an overnight stop, where people are more of Tibetan origin with ancient Buddhist culture. Villagers raise buckwheat, wheat, barley, and potatoes as staple crops since trekking gain popular around the area, spinach, carrots, and cabbages are also grown.
Day 08: Trek to Namrung 2,630 m – 05 hrs.
From here into more cooler air, morning walk continues for another two hours to a steep-sided and scenic valley, encountering Mani prayer stone walls as walk leads at Ghap a nice village with a stop for a possible lunch break. After Ghap altitude gains as route heads into alpine woodland where path meander to steep climb as valley opens up with extensive pastures and then crossing a large stream flowing from the glacier of Lidana. On walks view of Manaslu local name as Kutang Himal with Pang Phuchin 6,335m, Saula Himal 6,235m with many unnamed peaks of above 6,000m. Walk from here takes you uphill altitude gains as the walk takes you past farm village to reach at Namrung for an overnight stop, the village also called ShoNamru.
Day 09: Trek to Lo-Gaon 3,180 m – 05 hrs.
With overnight at Namrung, walk into spread out farm fields, Yak herder huts, and shelter, Manaslu valley villager’s farms during summer, from here walk leads to high and scenic valley all the way to Lo Gaon a nice village for an overnight stop. One of the attractive villages around the Manaslu region, at Lo, enjoy close views of towering Manaslu North Face, around Lo, visit its monastery with numerous Chorten and Mani walls with views of Ganesh Himal towards east.
Day 10: Trek to Sama-Gaon 3,530 m -05 hrs.
From Lo-Gaon walk much easier walks of a slow and gradual climb with constant views of the mountain with Peak 29 ahead, after a few hour climbs reaching a patch of forest at Shala village with an excellent view of Phungi, Manaslu and Himal Chuli. Walking for a few hours further where day endsatSama-Gaon village, with views of Mt. Manaslu. Sama-Gaon village one of the largest around Manaslu Valley, where natives are mostly farmers cultivating buckwheat, barley which are the main crops in this high and harsh terrain, potatoes and some high and cold vegetables are also grown. Villagers around high Manaslu valley descended from South West Tibet way back more than 400 years of history were custom and culture of ancient Buddhist heritage similar to its origin Tibetan predecessor. The local villagers are still active with trade and bartering across the border with Tibet taking few days to reach the frontier of Nepal and Tibet, actually located on the old Trans Himalayan Salt Trade route of the two countries.
Day 11: At Sama-Gaon rest day for acclimatization and local excursion.
Today a free day for acclimatization before the climb to high Larke-La pas, here explore around Sama-Gaon houses adorned Tibet heritage facing views of peaks and visit the old Monastery.
Day 12: Trek to Samdo 3,690 m – 05 hrs.
After time and rest in Sama-Gaon, walk lead to reach the last village of Gorkha and Manaslu region at Samdo, morning walk with the slow climb as elevation gains to dry country, taking slowly with a short break to enjoy surrounding beautiful views. The walk continues to reach Samdo village with a short climb to the last village of the region, a moderate size village with more than fifty houses where nearly two hundred villagers live around this high harsh and dry country.
Day 13: Trek to Larke Phedi / Dharama-Sala 4,470 m – 04 hrs.
On leaving Samdo village, the walk continues to the end of the Manaslu area with grand views of snow peaks includes Mt. Manaslu, walk to cross icy streams to reach Larke Phedi means the bottom of a pass, also called Dharma-Sala (travelers rest house/shade). At Larke Phedi afternoon free for short walks and preparations for next early morning long climb to cross over high Larke-La pass towards Manang area.
Day 14: Cross Larke La 5,160 m and descend to Bhimthang 3,790 m -07 hrs.
After rest and overnight at Larke Phedi, early start up-hill past few huts of Dharmasala, walking over moraine of rocks and boulders and past ablation of north Larke glacier, facing views of Cho Danda with Larke Peak, as walk continues with gradual climb to reach on top Larke-la festooned with thousands of colorful Buddhist prayer flags. From the top excellent panorama of HimlungCheo Himal, Kang Guru and Annapurna II includes series of Manaslu peaks, and then long descend to a valley called Larcia, and walk further for another hour on moraine ridge to Tambuche at 3,900m, at the bottom of a pass, from here short walk to Bhimthang for overnight stop after a long, hard climb. Bhimthang a beautiful spot located on a wide green valley with a number of lodges adorned with prayer Mani walls, the area surrounded by green tall trees of rhododendron-pines and oaks.
Day 15: Trek to Gho 2,760 m – 05 hrs.
From Bhimthang rest of the journey on the downhill with few short climbs to reach atGho and Dharapani, as morning walk starts facing views of peaks on gradual path into dense woodland. Finally, day completes reaching a small clearing in the midst of woodland at Gho for an overnight stop, a small cattle and yak herders summer pasture a temporary settlement with few small lodges for an overnight stop.
Day 16: Trek to Dharapani 1,725 m -05 hrs.
Enjoy last day walk of the adventure as morning heads on nice, pleasant trail downhill within a cool shade of the forest to Teje, a lovely village, located by the raging Masrsyangdi River, from here short last climb to another nice and large village at Dharapani. A large spread-out village located on the junction of the popular Annapurna Circuit trail and Manaslu route, Dharapani placed in a river gorge within lovely tree lines where the motor has reached for the last few years, this village offers excellent lodges for travelers.
Day 17: Drive to Besisar town 780 m – 03 hrs.
Today breaking the driving journey as morning drive takes you for few hours further down around Lamjung area within low warm farm country, as ride leads on winding downhill to Syange then at Besisar for an overnight stop, headquarter town of Lamjung district, with time in the afternoon for a stroll and catch interesting culture of the locals.
Day 18: Drive back to Kathmandu – 06 hrs.
After a pleasant overnight stop at Besisar, depart this town as morning drive takes you on the much better nice road on the interesting highway to reach back at Kathmandu. On reaching Kathmandu late afternoon or evening time check into your respective hotels, with the rest of the evening free to enjoy your own personal activities and shopping.
Day 19: Depart Nepal for international departure homeward bound.
Last and final day in the country of the amazing scenery of high Himalayan peaks within the harmony of colorful various cultures, as per your time for international flight our staff, guide transfer you to the airport for final departures home-ward after the most memorable experience and adventure on Around Manaslu trekking.