Manaslu Circuit Trek


Duration
20 Days - Contact for dates

Starts from
USD 1950

Elevation
530m – 5213m

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Manaslu Circuit Trek

Arughat-Larkya pass

Quietly tucked away in the centre of Nepal along the Tibetan border, between two of Nepal’s more popular national parks is the protected Manaslu Conservation Area. Despite being situated above Nepal’s most historic city, Gorkha (origins of Nepal’s first king) and being home to its namesake Himalayan giant, Manaslu, this region is only just beginning to gain trekking popularity.

Unlike other popular trails in Nepal, this trail begins close to sea level in a subtropical climate at 530m! We follow the Budhi Gandaki river upstream into Upper Manaslu via a deep and narrow gorge trail with countless cascading waterfalls that feed into the river in summer and autumn. The trail meanders through traditional Gurung farming villages and dense sal forests on both sides of the river by crossing suspension bridges. We steadily climb into low and high alpine climates, to lands inhabited by Bhotia people (Tibetan descendants). In Sama gaon we take an extra day to acclimatise and explore Sama gaon monastery, or for those feeling energetic, a day hike to the base camp of the 8th highest mountain and a beautiful glacier lake. We cross the long glacier traverse of Larkya La pass (5106m) from which you will enjoy a panoramic vista including Manaslu, Cheo and Himlung. Over the pass we walk out through the Marshandgi valley, following the Dudh river in now the Annapurna Conservation Area in Manang through Magar villages.

Technical Grading

The significant altitude range involved in this trek requires good fitness. Some days include long steep ascents and descents, through remote and less tourist serviced sections. Prior trekking experience is recommended to join this trip.

Highlights

  • Spectacular views of Manaslu
  • Beautiful gorge trek through subtropical forests
  • Traditional farming villages of Gurung and Magar hill tribes
  • Buddhist Tibetan culture of Bhotia people
  • Manaslu base camp
  • Crossing Larkya pass

The Itinerary

Twenty Days

Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 2: In Kathmandu
Day 3: Drive to Arughat
Day 4: Trek to Khursani Bari
Day 5: Trek to Machha Khola
Day 6: Trek to Dobhan
Day 7: Trek to Philim
Day 8: Trek to Deng
Day 9: Trek to Namrung
Day 10: Trek to Sama Gaon
Day 11: In Sama Gaon
Day 12: Trek to Samdo
Day 13: Trek to Dharmshala
Day 14: Trek to Bimthang via Larkya pass
Day 15: Trek to Tilje
Day 16: Trek to Tal
Day 17: Drive to Besisahar
Day 18: Drive to Kathmandu
Day 19: In Kathmandu
Day 20: Depart Kathmandu

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