- 26 Days
It 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, this area offers a combination of rich culture heritage, unsurpassed beauty and biological diversity.
Manaslu at 8163 metres (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. Trekking in Manaslu is one of the most delightful adventures.
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.
Manaslu Circuit trek information:-
We start north of Gorkha and follow the Buri Gandaki upstream along lush rice fields and pass through small Gurung villages. Rice terraces and yellow rapeseed fields cover the hillsides and wide valleys. Dense forests grow in the deep gorge along the river. Instead of following the standard route to Nupri, we take the narrow exposed trail that goes to Tsum. The valley stretches far into Tibetan territory and offers stunning mountain views.
The Ganesh range and Shringi Himal dominate the scenery with their size, though the Buddhist villages with their great stone carvings, chortens and paintings are equally beautiful. During the tough traverse back to the main trail the mountain scenery becomes even more impressive. The gorge slowly changes into an open valley and settlements become larger and more numerous. The Tibetan villages are surrounded by wide golden barley fields where people are harvesting.
From Lho we have the most stunning views of Manaslu. Full-moon illuminates the pyramid-shaped mountain at night, during sunrise the view of the world's 8th-highest mountain are terrific. Larkya La is the highest point during the trek, 5'220 meters high. It is not only the passage between the two valleys to the east and west, but also stands between the Himalayan range and the Tibetan plateau. Our descent is via the Marshyangdi Valley where we join the Annapurna Circuit trail to Besisahar.
Visit historical places at Gorkha- Explore remote areas people culture- Great views of Manaslu- Great physical Challenging pass Larkya La – Spectacular high mountain valley views.
Day 01: Drive Kathmandu to Gorkha (1143m).
Day 02: Trek to Khanchok (1448m).
Day 03: Trek to Arughat (700m).
Day 04: Trek to Sati Khola (815m).
Day 05: Trek to Labu Besi (900m.)
Day 06: Trek to Dovan (1022m).
Day 07: Trek to Jagat (1250m).
Day 08: Trek to Pangsing (1950m).
Day 09: Trek to Deng (2600m)
Day 10: Trek to Ghap (2050m).
Day 11: Trek to Lho (3148m).
Day 12: Trek to Samagompa (3517m).
Day 13: Trek to Samdo (3738m).
Day 14: Trek to Dharamashala( 4480)
Day 15: Larkya La pass (5213m), and trek to Tanbuche(3890m).
Day 16: Trek to Karche (3900m).
Day 17: Trek to Tal (1725m).
Day 18: Trek to Jagat (1300m).
Day 19: Trek to Baundanda (1275m).
Day 20: Trek to Beshisahar. Drive Beshishar to Kathmandu.
Note: The trek can be organized in both tea houses and camping (tented camp) on your request. The itinerary can be customized according to your duration of holiday. For price and further information, Please contact us.
- Completely lodges trekking which includes Breakfast, Lunch, dinner and room during the whole trekking periods.
- All entrance fees
- All necessary transportations
- Airport pick up/drops
- First aid kits
- All government taxes and official charges.
- Accidental and medical Insurance of Nepalese staffs
- Road transport/ one way flight as well.
- Personal equipment such as sleeping bags/ jackets (if you do not have we can arrange within US $1.00/day for two items).
- Nepal entry visa fee and airport tax during the departure.
- Personal equipments and personal expenses.
- Tips for staffs
- In case of natural calamities i.e. political unrest, cancellation of flight due to weather, landslides etc the extra charge should be born by themselves.
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