"Trekking around world’s 8th highest Mt Manaslu with scenic Larke-La pass"
Manaslu Circuit Short Trekking, one of the great impressive walks that you cannot want to miss or refuse, as this area is quite different to another popular trekking route of Nepal Himalaya.
The area was closed for outside visitors for many decades due to Tibet and Nepal close border which falls on upper high Manaslu region within North of Gorkha district. Since late 1990’ it opened up for enthusiast travelers with an interest to venture on off the beaten tracks.
Manaslu Circuit Short Trekking offers trekkers and adventurer with amazing views of dramatic country landscapes from green forested hills to arid and barren terrain unto remorseless fields of ice and glaciers. Apart from beautiful Mountain scenery, villages on route walks are equally fascinating where you can witness local age-old culture and custom as it was for past hundreds of centuries.
The region of trekking around Manaslu falls within the strong influence of Tibetan traditional life and custom interwoven with Buddhism religion, an interesting tour leads you to a monastery and lovely farm villages of Manaslu and lower Manang areas.
Mt. Manaslu listed as world’s 8th highest peaks at above 8,163 m and 26,781ft first conquest by Japanese mountaineers on May 09th 1956. From then on it was closed and opened last few decades for you to enjoy its hidden treasures of magnificent scenery and traditional colorful culture.
Manaslu Circuit short Trek commence with a long exciting drive to reach on the foothills of Gorkha area around Nepal Mid-West, and then heading higher past nice farm villages following the raging Buri-Gandaki all the way up to high Sama-Gaon and at Larke Phedi.
The walk leads into alpine cool woodland with ever-present views of mountains and then crossing high and scenic Larke-La pass at 5,106 m / 16,849 ft high, from here downhill to Manang areas. From Dharapani village drive takes you to Kathmandu, after completing an adventure of a lifetime experience on Manaslu Circuit Short Trekking.
On arrival at Kathmandu international airport via respective airlines, where you will be received by our office staff and guide with a warm greeting and then transfer to your hotels in the hub of the city.
After checking into your rooms and getting refreshed join the other groups of Around Manaslu Trekking at meeting hall for briefing, where our guide offers useful important information regarding trek and your stay in Nepal with us.
The evening includes welcome dinner in a nice and authentic Nepalese restaurant with Folk Culture program of Nepal while having your dinner.
After breakfast, you will have guided sightseeing tours to Swayambhunath stupa (known as monkey temple), Patan Durbar square (city of living arts), Pashupatinath Temple (holy Hindus temple) and Bouddhanath stupa (one of the biggest and oldest stupa in the world). Back to hotel and make final preparations for the trip. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Morning taking an interesting overland journey heading Nepal Mid-West on a country and main highway as the journey continues heading into low warm areas past farm villages and towns with views of snowcapped peaks.
As the drive continues with few refreshing stops heading west to reach at Dhading and towards Gorkha district unto Arughat town by the raging Buri-Gandaki River, from here drive continues on newly built dirt along Buri-Gandaki River past farm villages reach our first overnight stop at Soti Khola, a small farm village.
The first-day walk begins from Soti-Khola, where route leads into a steep valley, within densely forested areas and into the number of villages to reach farm cultivated field villages and then path descends towards wide, sandy river banks following a trail that meanders below along the valley side.
After a good walk of the day with last short climb on the trail to Machha Khola for an overnight stop, with a number of teashops with the small lodge, the word Maccha Khola means Fish Stream.
Today a long day walk to reach at Jagat village, as our route leads following winding uphill path leaving the river for sometimes then reaching past Tatopani ‘hot spring’ time permitting enjoy the refreshing bath on hot-spring.
As the journey continues heading cooler areas into forested areas then finally our day walks ends at a nice village in Jagat, which is a moderate size village of mixed hill tribe that makes this place more interesting.
After a pleasant overnight stop at Jagat village morning walk leads to cooler areas as walk leads uphill into farm villages with well-tended fields of rich crops of barley, wheat as per the season around the nice village of Philm.
After Philim walk leads to neat farm terraces of golden fields of wheat’s and barley, then a climb towards rocky ridge within bamboo groves area to our overnight stop at Dyang village.
Starting morning walk from Dyang leads to a cooler area with a slow rise in elevation, as walk enters within Himalayan high areas, where the first-day walk leads downhill to the riverside to reach Bihi Bazaar a small village by the river.
From here on where you will soak into more Tibetan culture of the Buddhist religion, as our walk continues on the gradual path with few short ups and downs to reach at Ghap village for an overnight stop.
From Ghap village walking along Budhi Gandaki River, after a short walk across the river towards small farm villages at Numrung village with closest views of Mt. Manaslu North Face includes its range of peaks. Our journey continues past villages of Banjham, Lhi, and Sho, as altitude gains to reach with an hour up to Lo-Gaon for an overnight stop.
Today’s walk leads to main large village of upper Manaslu at Sama-Gaon where tree lines disappear for short juniper bushes with some willow trees, morning walk follows a nice trail with views of Manaslu peaks, as walk proceeds to end the day at Sama-Gaon for overnight stop, one of the largest villages of upper Gorkha district which lies route Manaslu base camp.
An important rest day at this high altitude for acclimatization before reaching higher terrain unto Larke-la pass, here with enough time to explore the village of great interest adorned with Tibetan Buddhist religion and culture.
On this leisure, day enjoy walking up to Sama Gompa just above the village one of the major Nyligpa (red hat sect) Monastery of the region.
Today walk leads to the remote and last village of Manaslu area of Upper Gorkha region, where Samdo lies close on route to Tibet border, the native of the area have long history trading with Tibet, the trade continues till present. As walk leads with slow up with fabulous views of peaks and then reaching Samdo village, a moderate size village with shops and stores selling many Chinese goods.
From Samdu enjoy half day walk to Larke Phedi means the bottom of the hill or pass also called Dharmasala, after overnight at Samdo village, morning walk heading into a dry and barren country.
As altitude gains walking on a trail that leads to few short ups and downs then completing the day walk on reaching at Larke Phedi, with an afternoon free at leisure and preparation for the next day early climb over the highest point of the adventure Larke-La at 5,106 m high.
One of the longest and big days of the adventure, start with early breakfast and then heading to a slow climb to reach on top Larke-la pass, as walk progress encountering a steep path rewarded with fabulous views of Mt. Manaslu, Larke peak, Bouddha Himal, Himal-Chuli and Peak 29. After a strenuous climb on reaching the pass, the top marked with Buddhist prayer flags and cairns of stones, enjoy the super views of great giant peaks, after a refreshing break, along descend to reach at Bimthang for an overnight stop. Bimthang located on a beautiful green valley surrounded with tall rhododendron and pines trees, enjoy the afternoon with rest after the longest walk of the adventure.
After a tough long walk of the previous day, from here on an easy trek with much descend into forested areas all the way to Gho, located in the middle of an enchanting forest.
From this small settlement in the middle of the woods at Gho, morning walk leads downhill all the way to reach at Telje village located by the Masrsyangdi River, after a rest at Tilje, continue our last day walk of the adventure with last final climb to reach Dharapani for an overnight stop in a nice lodge.
Dharapani a large village with many fine lodges located in Manang district and on popular Annapurna Circuit trekking trail.
Ending our adventurous and scenic Manaslu Circuit Trekking at Dharapani, morning drive leads into several farm villages following Marysangdi River downstream reaching low and warmer areas, past Tal, Chamje and another Jagat village, as drive leads continues on the good road to large town at Besisahar, headquarter of Lamjung district.
From Besisahar with time for rest and possible lunch stop, continue to drive back to Kathmandu on a good road, on reaching Kathmandu check into your hotels with rest of the evening free at leisure with last day in Nepal.
Today you have free day in Kathmandu for shopping. Stay overnight at hotel.
Your last day in amazing Nepal, the land of Himalayan wonders as per your international flight time back home or to respective connecting destinations.
Our staff and guide transfer you to Kathmandu airport after a mesmerizing time and adventure on Around Manaslu Trekking.