- 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.
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