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Around Manaslu Trekking

a super adventure around mid-west Himalaya destination

fabulous adventure around world 8th highest Manaslu Himalaya, unique landscapes, lovely rhododendron, magnolia and pine tree forest, scenic views on daily walk through exciting traditional mountain villages, exploring hidden valley Monastery with Tibetan Buddhist culture. over high Larky-la to join at popular Annapurna circuit route.

  • Trek Fact - 19 days
  • Trip Mode: On Tea House / Lodge
  • Trek Grade: Moderate to Adventurous
  • Highest altitude gain: 5, 214 meters on top of Larkya -la pass.
  • Trekking duration: 15 nights & 16 days
  • Total Trip: 18 nights & 19 days (Kathmandu / Kathmandu)
  • Season: March to June & September to November March to May (flowering months)

Around Manaslu Trekking

Around Manaslu a fascinating trekking, located Nepal North Mid West Himalaya with world 8th highest Mt. Manaslu at 8,163 m.

Around Manaslu trekking leads you to experience adventure of a lifetime as this fantastic journey starts from warm sub-tropic towards alpine and at arctic climate temperature zone, trek follows raging glacial Buri-Gandaki River near to its source at upper Manaslu valley area.

Around Manaslu trek leads past mountain villages of Jagat, Dyang, Samagaon and Samdu with grand views of Mt. Manaslu, Bouddha Himal, Himal-Chuli peak, and Ganesh Himal, to reach Samagaon villages untouched by modern civilization with old Tibetan Buddhist culture and tradition as it was since past many centuries.

Trek finally reach Larkya-la pass at 5,214 m highest point of this adventure and at close distance towards Tibet border, where trade between Nepal / Tibet still exists since past hundreds years on this ancient Trans-Himalayan Caravan Trade Route.

After a superb time around Manaslu, downhill walk into forested area of beautiful rhododendron, magnolia, birch and pines trees and towards Dharapani village located at Annapurna circuit route around Manang area.

Around Manaslu trek leads to another Jagat village where this fantastic adventure ends with a drive back to Kathmandu.

Itinerary

On arrival in Kathmandu received by our staff and representative for a short drive to respective hotels in Kathmandu city, after refreshment our guide will brief regarding Around Manaslu trekking, hotels, lodge and necessary information required while you are with us in Nepal with welcome dinner.

Morning depart from the hotel for interesting sightseeing tour Kathmandu valley steeped with culture, historical monuments of temples, monasteries and stupas listed as World Heritage Sites, afternoon free preparation for Around Manaslu trek.

Morning drive to Arughat and further to Soti Khola to start this wonderful adventure to Manaslu and Larkya-la pass, drive lead to warmer country passing many farm villages and towns and farm fields and following the Trisuli river for few hours than the drive leads across the river to reach Arughat through the town of Dhading besi, on reaching Arughat situated in the famous Gorkha district by the Buri-Gandaki river.

From here transfer to another vehicle taking a rough drive on dirt road to Soti Khola passing several villages and farm areas, with views of Mt. Manaslu driving ups and downs till Soti Khola is reached for overnight stop. This is a small farm village by the stream Soti.

From this nice busy village, walking continues on the good trail following the main river Buri Gandaki and passing several streams and farm hamlets, and then crossing a bridge over Nuali khola overlooking beautiful cascading waterfalls, the walk finally leads on the neat stone steps with another bridge crossing to Machha-Khola for overnight stop and this village named as Machha- Khola meaning Fish streams.

After Macha-Khola morning walk following Buri-Gandaki River upstream, to reach at Khorla Beshi a small farm village from here on the pleasant winding path reaching Tatopani “Hot Spring” here one can have an opportunity for a hot bathe, time permitting, after a nice rest here walk carry’s on passing the villages of Dovan and Yaruphant, and still following Buri Gandaki River and finally reaching at Jagat village after crossing a short suspension bridge, this is quite large farm villages with shops and stores.

From Jagat, journey continues to higher area following Buri Gandkai River, then encountering several small farm villages of Sidibas Bazaar, which is a pretty neat village, after a nice rest here trekking with a short climb and downhill and crossing a suspension bridge to reach at Nagjet, then a climb up to nice village at Philim, this is quite a large village with scattered farm houses, from Philim trekking onwards through farm terraces of golden fields of wheat’s and barley, then a climb to a rocky ridge top and into bamboo forest area then to our overnight halt at Dyang village.

Dyang onwards around cooler area entering alpine region, morning walk continues with descend towards river to reach at Bihi Bazaar small village near the river side, the area from here onwards with more Tibetan influence one can notice the way of living and custom of Tibetan origin, walk leads on the gradual trail with few short ups and downs till Ghap village is reached for overnight stop.

From Ghap village on the gradual walk along Budhi Gandaki River, then crossing the river, walking through scattered small farm villages and cultivated farm fields with barley, wheat and millets then reaching Numrung village with superb views of Mt. Manaslu North Face with adjoining peaks, after an enjoying the views walk continues passing few villages of Banjham, Lhi and Sho, then with an altitude gain with an hour up to Shrip village, and then with couple of hours of great walk of the day reaching our overnight stop at Lho Bazaar.

After Lo and Dyang villages, feeling the altitude gain and of cooler temperature, where the tree lines disappears only for few shrubs and juniper bushes and few Willow and Juniper trees around, walking gradually on the nice trail with views of snow capped peaks and finally reaching a large village of Samagaon, which lies on the route to Manaslu base camp.

An important rest day for acclimatization before heading higher area to Larkya-la pass on this free day explore around villages.

Walk for 4-5 hours, heading towards last village at Samdo which is close to Tibet, people here been trading with Tibet, since hundreds of years, the trade still goes on here one can find many Chinese goods, continue morning walk with gradual climb with views of snowcapped peaks of this Manaslu area, the walk finally brings you at another big village at Samdo for overnight stop.

A short day walks today to Larkya phedi or Dharmasala, after a nice stop at Samdo village, walking onwards with river crossing, then heading towards more dry barren area, the trek today is not hard except for altitude gain walking with few short ups and downs and then completing the morning walk at Larkya phedi, meaning the base of Larkya-la pass, afternoon free at leisure for short hike after having lunch.

A Big Day! Starting earlier this morning to reach the top of the Larkya-la pass at 5,214 meters on time before the afternoon catches us. Morning walk leads to a strenuous long climb overlooking awesome scenery of surrounding hills and valley and of Mt. Manaslu, Larkya peak, Bouddha Himal, Himalchuli and of Peak 29, after a hard climb but with no technical effort reaching the top of the pass, where its festooned with Buddhist prayer flags overlooking mind blowing views, after an enjoyable rest with the scenery, descend is equally long reaching the forested area and to Bimthang for overnight stop after a hard days walk.

After a hard days walk of previous day, compared to that, today a leisure type of walk on the downhill walk most of the way to Gho, located in the middle of pristine forested area, walk starts through enchanting woodlands of rhododendron, pines and oaks tree lines and passing several farm shades to reach at Gho for overnight stop.

From Gho with a wonderful stop in the midst of this lovely forest surrounding, morning walk is much easier, on the downhill path most of the way reaching towards Manang area to Telje village by the Marsyangdi River, after this nice village an hour climb brings you at a large Dharapani village with many fine lodge to stay, where the altitude drops situated on the Annapurna Circuit trekking trail.

With a fine time at Dharapani village in the comfort of nice lodge, walk leads downhill to cross the bridge over Marsyangdi river and heading towards another large village at Talbesi which is the last village of Manang area, from here walking on the winding gradual path for some time and then again crossing the river to Chamje village which is situated in the Lamjung district area, after a nice rest here continue walk for another hour to Jagat village which is another village with the same name as in Day 05. On reaching Jagat check into lodge with afternoon free at leisure and enjoy the views of waterfalls around.

The last day in the Himalayan countryside, morning drive leads downhill passing many nice villages of Syange, Nagdi, Bulbule following the Marsyangdi River all the way to a big town at Besishar, the headquarter of Lamjung district, from here a few hours’ drive brings to Dumre on the Pokhara –Kathmandu highway, from here another 3-4 of interesting drive reaches to the bustling city in Kathmandu after a great mesmerizing time in the high mountains.

In Kathmandu free day to enjoy shopping or for individual activities one can book for another interesting sightseeing tour around Kathmandu / Patan or Bhaktapur.

After an enjoyable and fabulous time in Nepal around Manaslu trek, as per your international flight time our staff transfer you to airport for your final departure homeward bound or to next port of call.

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