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‘adventure around world 8th tallest Mt. Manaslu massive mountain range’
“Exceptional views and panorama of high snowcapped mountain range on walks
Following raging Burigandaki River up to its near glacial source around high Manaslu valley
Adventure from low warm climate to cooler temperatures and at arctic zone of ice and snow
Grand magnificent scenery of dramatic landscapes of hills, valley and high snow peaks
Explore interesting cultural hill and mountain villages of varied custom, traditional farm life
Crossing high and scenic Larke-La pass from beautiful Manaslu valley to reach at Manang areas”
Mt. Manaslu Circuit Trekking takes you around on restricted region of Nepal Far North Mid-West Himalaya within remote north Gorkha district to high scenic valley of upper Manaslu and traverse over Larke-La to reach at another mountain region in Manang.
Mt. Manaslu Circuit Trekking been opened for outside visitors since last end of 20th century 1990’s where trekkers are allowed on paying extra fees to explore and venture on this scenic and beautiful valley of high Manaslu.
Mt. Manaslu listed as world eighth tallest peak at the height of 8,163 m and 26, 781 ft high located between massive Annapurna and Ganesh Himal Mountain range, which makes this adventure more spectacular overlooking great array of Nepal Mid-West Himalayan peaks.
The mountain was first explored and conquered by Japanese Expedition with support of Nepalese climbers in May 09th 1956, since then the area remain closed till it was allowed last past decades.
Mt. Manaslu Circuit Trekking leads you with enjoyable and marvelous walks from the start to an end of trekking, where adventure begins after taking a long and exciting overland journey to reach at warm low valley within Gorkha district.
Around heavily farmed area of sub-tropical climate then follow the raging Burigandaki River upstream reaching almost to its glacial source around high Manaslu valley, walk from low warm farms to reach around cooler alpine temperatures.
As journey proceeds entering many nice and lovely villages where you can catch immense local hill village culture of traditional farm life, as route leads higher walking within serene woods of tall rhododendron, oaks, blue pines and fir trees.
An impressive walks overlooking grand scenery of rolling green hills, deep valley and gorge with high snow capped peaks Pang Phuchin 6,335m, Saula Himal 6,235m with many several unnamed peaks that rises above 6,000 m high includes views of massif Ganesh Himal towards east direction.
As walk reaches higher hills where temperatures gets much cooler on reaching closer around mountainous area of Mt. Manaslu, where local native of Manaslu knows by the name ‘Kutung’ a lovely place, where the word Manaslu derived from ancient Sanskrit means ‘Manas’ mind and soul of gods, like holy lake Manasrover in Tibet near Mt. Kailash.
Adventure finally takes you around high Manaslu valley enclosed by array of peaks with time to explore its interesting villages of Namrung, Bhi-Gaon, Lo and Sama-Gaon interwoven with strong Buddhism religion and culture to Tibetan, where the border of Tibet falls close from Manaslu valley.
In ancient times where busy trade use to take place on this old Trans-Himalaya Caravan and Salt Trade Route of Nepal and Tibet, at present bartering and trade still exists but in smaller numbers.
On reaching the main village of Sama-Gaon which is also on route to Mt. Manaslu base camp that takes about 2-3 days walks heading southward from the village, while in Sama-Gaon most trekkers spends extra leisure days for short hike and exploring the village impressive culture.
Staying for two overnights at Sama-Gaon at 3,550 m helps and supports acclimatization before heading towards high Larke-La Pass which is the highest spot of the adventure of above 5,160 m and 16,929 ft high.
Around Sama-Gaon and walks enjoy over-looking Peak 29 ahead, with excellent views of Phungi includes great range of Mt. Manaslu and Himal Chuli with Bouddha Himal.
Enjoying pleasant and scenic, cultural time at Sama-Gaon and observing fascinating colorful custom, then getting ready for the Big Day to cross over Larke-La Pass, where route leads to the last village Samdu of Manaslu valley.
From Samdu leaving the very end of Manaslu valley and Gorkha area village to reach on the foot and base of Larke-La Pass, called Dharmasala or Phedi (bottom of a hill), in earlier days called Larke Bazaar, where busy market were held once a week where merchants and traders from Nepal and Tibet used to sell and exchange their products including crops and spices.
After last overnight stop around Gorkha and at final end of beautiful Manaslu high valley, early morning climb takes you to steep haul past few huts and shades of Dharmasala area, following the lead guide to cross over an ablation of Larke Peak North glacier, along with views of Cho and Larke Peak to reach on top Larke-La at 5,160 m high.
The top of Larke marked with a sign name and height of the pass, festooned with hundreds of colorful Buddhist prayer flags and with stone crain as a marker, where in heavy snow condition will be much strenuous and arduous job to find the right path.
At the top rewards you with stunning panorama of mountain range with Manaslu, northern peaks of Annapurna with Ganesh towards Far East direction includes views of Manang Himal with Himlung, Cheo Himala, Kang-Guru
After overlooking mind-blowing scenery of high peaks with dramatic landscapes, crossing Larke-La and over to reach around Manang district, with long descend on downhill past a small place of Larcia, as walks lead over a moraine ridge to reach Tambuche at 3,900 m on reaching bottom of Larke-La pass, within back into green vegetation and tall trees lines.
From here after a tiring day of the adventure walk for another hour to reach at beautiful place in Bhimthang for overnight, a lovely wonderful spot on green wide valley with prayer Mani walls in the midst of beautiful rhododendron-pines and oak forest.
Bhimthang provides number of good lodges for overnight stay after a long day with an adventure over high Larke-la Pass, enjoying sound rest with refreshing overnight stop where walk takes you into serene woodland to reach at raging Masrsyangdi River.
On reaching Teje village located on the bank of River Masrsyangdi a short steep climb to beautiful large village at Dharapani, where famous popular Annapurna and Manaslu Circuit trail joins.
After last night stop in Dharapani with options, if time is limited can take a drive on jeep or four-wheel drive to Besisar large town and district of Lamjung area and then head to Kathmandu or Pokhara.
Trekkers with more time with few days to spend around hills of Nepal enjoy walks to reach on the foot hills at Syange near Masrsyangdi River after walking past Tal-Besi, Chamje and another Jagat village with downhill to reach Syange a small farm village.
From Syange drive takes you on good exciting road back to Kathmandu or one can head to scenic Pokhara city.
To join in for Mt. Manaslu Circuit Trekking where trekkers require special permit to enter into high Manaslu valley and around, where all travelers need to join with proper Government authorized Trekking Agencies in Kathmandu or at Pokhara.
Where the company will obtain necessary permits for Manaslu treks and as well with other entrance for Conservation and National Park fees as well provides you with Nepal Government licensed guide to show you the trail and offering information of the area on route walks.
Mt. Manaslu Circuit Trek can be done combing with Tsum Valley treks where from last village of Jagat and Deng heading more east-ward and within back of massive Ganesh Himal to reach the valley of Happiness around Tsum then back on the trail of Manaslu circuit trek.
Few adventurers and trekkers seldom use clock-wise routes from Dharapani to cross Larke-La pass and to end around high Manaslu valley and back to Soti-Khola or Arughat Bazaar to end the treks.
Most travelers and trekking company use the normal anti-clock wise route from Gorkha towards Manaslu and to end the trek at Manang or around Lamjung district.
March to May much preferred months for this trek around Manaslu, where days are fine and clear for views and walks with longer sunlight hours due to spring season, and flowers in bloom especially the rhododendron various species from tall trees to bush.
During March to May most days are fine, where some days can be cloudy and overcast late afternoon times, cooler morning and night time expect light rains and snow sometimes around higher side of Manaslu valley on the pass.
Another best time is autumn / fall season from September to early November months, when most days are crystal clear for excellent views of mountain range as well for pleasant walks.
Autumn months of September to early November with clear fine days most of the morning till late afternoon, but with short sun-light hours can be much freezing cold can expect snow on higher areas including on crossing Larke-La Pass.
From November onward most villages with nice lodge will be shut and closed as villagers of high Manaslu valley migrates to lower warm country to escape the harsh winter cold.
On this walk Mt. Manaslu Circuit in the beginning where you find mix hill tribes of Magar, Gurung, Tamang with some Newar includes Hindu Bharamins, Chettries and Dalits of both Hindu and Buddhism religion with fascination custom and traditional farm life.
As walk takes you from Jagat village higher enter villages with more Buddhism religion and interesting cultures with native similar to Tibetan including traditional farm life, where one can visit monasteries of Lo-Gaon and at near Sama-Gaon.
Short Guideline Itinerary:
Day 01: Arrival in TIA Kathmandu (1300 m)
Day 02: Kathmandu City tour (1300 m)
Day 03: Drive to Sotikhola by bus or private Jeep 7/8 hrs (710 m)
Day 04: Trek Soti Khola to Machha Khola 5/6 hrs (900 m)
Day 05: Trek Macha Khola to Jagat 5/6 hrs (1410 m)
Day 06: Trek Jagat to Deng 5/6 hrs (1810 m)
Day 07: Trek Deng to Namrung 6/7 hrs (2630 m)
Day 08: Trek Namrung to Lho 4/5 hrs (3520 m)
Day 09: Trek Lho to Samagaun 3 hrs (3500 m)
Day 10: Explore day in Samagaun 3500 m
Day 11: Trek Samagaun to Samdo 5/6 hrs (3860 m)
Day 12: Trek Samdo to Dharmasala 4/5 hrs (4460 m)
Day 13: Wake up early morning for Larke La pass (5160 m) and Bhimthang 8/9 hrs (3720 m)
Day 14: Trek Bhimthang to Tilije 5/6 hrs (2300 m)
Day 15: Trek Tilije to Dharapani 5/6 hrs (1700 m)
Day 16: Drive Dharapani to Besisahar by jeep 800 m (4/5 hrs)
Day 17: Drive back to Kathmandu by Bus or private Jeep 6/7 hrs (1300 m)
Day 18: Final Departure
After your arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu, Nepal a Seven Peaks Treks representative will be there for your warm welcome who will help you to transfer to the hotel, Introduce your trekking guide. Afternoon explore the Tourist Colorful market Thamel Bazzar Down Town. Evening will be for well come dinner with Seven Peaks Treks team in Thamel Bazzar.
After Breakfast, you get ready for Kathmandu valley shightseeing full day. This sightseeing based on introducing the some highlights of UNESCO world heritage sites of Kathmandu valley such as Pashupatinath Temple the holiest Hindu Temple on the bank of Bagmati River, Patan Durbar Square old city of Kathmandu valley, Boudhanath stupa world biggest Buddhist stupa. Swoyambhunath as popular as “Monkey Temple”, after sightseeing in the evening will be for trek briefing.
After breakfast, we start our drive for Soti Khola the starting point of our trek. Kathmandu to Dhading Besi 1050 m (district headquater of Dhading) is a (3 hrs) comfortable drive after which will be a (5 hrs) bumpy and winding dirt road to Soti Khola. It will take (8 hrs) to reach our today destination. Overnight in Soti Khola.
Today we start our trek to Macha Khola. The trail is full of ups and downs and goes through narrow and rocky terrain. We come across many beautiful waterfalls. We trek through the beautiful Sal forests, then climb onto a ridge above huge rapids on the Budhi Gandaki. Dropping to the sandy river bed, we walk along rounded stones before climbing over a side ridge. We head down again to the river and cross another suspension bridge to reach Machha Khola village. Overnight in Machha Khola.
We shall have some more ups and down in this section of the trekking trail. Ascending along the river and past the cultivated fields and stone steps, we shall reach the hot spring in Tatopani village. After enjoying in the gushy hot waters and relaxing ourselves a bit we shall climb through forest and cross the Budhi Gandaki to reach the ridge of Dobhan. We shall cross the Yaru Khola and reach to Tharo Bharyang walking through the stone steps. Our destination of Jagat is reached after crossing the west bank of Budhi Gandaki River. Overnight in Jagat.
After ascending to a terraced hill of Salleri and view of Sringi Himal (7177 m) From Jagat. The valley widens a bit as the trail continues up to Ghatta Khola. We further continue walking upstream to a long suspension bridge in Philim, a large Gurung village. The trail turns north just above the lowest house in the village and stays on a fairly level trail as it crosses millet fields to Ekle Bhatti. We descend to the grassy land slopes, cross the Budhi Gandaki. Then we pass through bamboo forests and Deng Khola to the Deng Village. Overnight in Deng.
Today we cross Budhi Gandaki River several times through the suspension bridges. After cross the Budhi Gandaki and ascend through Rana village. We can see amazing fields of flowering mustard. After some hours of walking, we reach Ghap (2160m). After reaching Ghap we can hear the pleasant sound of waterfall and observe ancient writings and art in the stones. After 4 hours of walk we reach Namrung. Overnight in Namrung.
After Namrung, we walk across the Hinan River originating from Linda Glacier and continue on to Sho. Naike Peak, Manaslu North (7,774 m) and Manaslu (8,150 m) are visible from here. After some hours of walking we reach Lho Gaon. We enjoy extraordianary views of Mt. Manaslu from Lho village and also explore the famous Ribung Gompa. Overnight in Lho.
After breakfast, we start our trek to Samagaun. A beautiful village with nice view of Mt. Manaslu. On the top of the hill, we can have a look around the Buddhist monastery Ribung Gompa. Our destination village is Samagaon and that’s where we will head to after that. Overnight in Samagaun.
Today we stay at Samagaun for acclimatization and Take this time to explore it. We can trek to Manaslu Base Camp and and trek back to Samagaun. It will take 7/8 hrs. Overnight in Samagaun.
Today we continue our journey along the Budhi Gandaki River that has turned north from the village of Samagaun. The trail to the left leads to the Manaslu Base camp. The Larkya la Trail passes several mani walls as the valley begins to widen. It is an easy trail on a shelf above the river passing the juniper and birch forests of Kermo Kharka. From a stone arch we can view a large white kani. Finally passing through the kani we find Samdo. Overnight in Samdo.
We walk to Dharmasala on the trail that is quite similar to the trail from Sama Gaun to Samdo. Dharmashala is also known as Larke Phedi. The short walk today also leaves plenty of time for acclimatization and relaxing in the afternoon. This further enhances the ability of the trekkers to adapt to the rest of the trekking experience, the ascend to the Larke pass being the imminent challenge the next day. Overnight in Dharmasala.
One of the most interesting and challenging day, we climb up to the Larke La Pass after we set off early. Today we are going to have a long day. We reach the north side of the pass to witness the Larke Peak. You may find blue sheep, marmot, pika and Tibetan snow-cock tracks and snow leopard paw prints if you are lucky enough. Across the accumulated earth and stones deposited by the glacier, slow ascent takes us to the steep and last section of the pass. We view the Annapurna II, Kang Garu peak and Cheo peak. We march past the pastures to Bimtang village in the mist dominated afternoon. Overnight in Bhimthang.
The route gets easier. From a ridge at Bimthang, we can enjoy great views of Mt. Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, Himlung Himal and Cheo Himal. We descend further and cross a high pasture (Sangure Kharka) followed by a bridge over Dudh Khola. Following the intersecting glacier we cross the steel Bailey’s bridge to reach the small village of Karche. Further on the rocky terrain along the river bed we contour along the sliding hillsides towards the lower altitude and reach to the village of Tilije. Ovenight in Tilije.
Today we leave the welcoming environment of the agricultural activity-rich Tilije village and move further to Thonche, marking the ending of the Manaslu trail. Another bridge leads trekkers to Dharapani where the Annapurna tourist highway is met and you start missing the quaint Manaslu trail. Overnight in Dharapani.
After breakfast, today we drive Dharapani to Besisahar enjoying the admirable view of mountains and Rhododendron Forest. It will take 4/5 hrs (more or less) to reach Besisahar. Overnight in Besisahar.
After breakfast, we drive back to Kathmandu Enjoying the sceneries of hills and rivers along the highway, we reach Kathmandu after 6 hours of drive. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Breakfast at hotel. Hotel Check-out and transfer to International airport as per your schedule.