Highlights

  • Views of Mt. Manaslu, Annapurnas
  • Visit the historic town of Gorkha
  • Beautiful villages, fields, forests, rivers
  • Cross the Larke La (5160m)

 Trip Duration: 18 days

 Mode of Trek: Tea house / Camping

 Grade: Moderate / Strenuous

 Transportation: Bus / Jeep

 Best Time: Sept-Nov, Feb-May

 Max. Altitude: 5200m

Manaslu Trekking has only recently been opened to international tourism. Located in the central Gorkha district bordering Tibet, the region is extremely rich in natural beauty and cultural heritage. Manaslu trek offers the dedicated trekker a genuine adventure into a remote wilderness, untouched by the effects of tourism.

This trek gives the view of Mt. Manasulu (8,156m), the eighth highest mountain in the world. Manaslu Trek starts from the fascinating old city of Gorkha, the ancient kingdom of the Shah Dynasty that has a mixed Hindu and Buddhist culture. We follow the course of the Buri Gandaki River valley, crossing its thundering waters on various types of rope and suspension bridge, passing underneath towering rock cliffs, and through dense jungle. The topography changes each day, as we ascend through a number of climatic zones into rugged territory. We soon join the barren lunar landscape of the Tibetan plateau, where monasteries, temples, chortens and mani walls line the trail. The Larkya La is the highest  point of the trek at 5,235m from where we gain unsurpassed views of Himlung Himal, Kang Guru and Annapurna II.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley

Day 03: Drive to Arkhet bY Bus/Jeep and trek to Soti Khola.

Day 04: Trek to Machha khola (930m) – 6 hrs

Day 05: Trek to Jagat (1410m) – 6 hr

Day 06: Trek to Dyang (1800 m) – 6 hrs

Day 07: Trek to Ghap (2160m) – 5 hrs

Day 08: Trek to Lho (3180m) – 6 hrs

Day 09: Trek to Samagaon (3530m) – 5 hrs

Day 10: Rest day in Samagaon for acclimatization and local hike.

Day 11: Trek to Samdo (3860m) – 6 hrs

Day 12: Trek to Dharamsala / Larkya phedi (4460m) – 4 hrs

Day 13: Cross Larkya- la 5,200 m trek to Bimtang (3720m) – 8 hrs

Day 14: Trek to Gho (2560m) – 5 hrs

Day 15: Trek to Dharapani (1860m) – 6 hrs

Day 16: Dharapani to Trek Jagat (1290m) –5 hrs

Day 17: Jagat to Bhulbhule – 8 hrs

Day 18: Drive to Kathmandu via Beshsishar – 7 hrs