The most popular trek around Manaslu region is Manaslu Circuit trekking, an adventure of fewer than two weeks. Where trek leads between Peak 29, Lamjung Himalayan range, and Annapurna Himalayan range in the west with Ganesh Himal towards the east.
The Manaslu Circuit trek leads to traditional mountain villages of Jagat, Namrung, Lo-Gaon and Sama-Gaon adorned with ancient cultures.
The adventure leads to the high Larke-La Pass at 5,106 m, the boundary between Gorkha, Manaslu and Manang districts. The treks involve drives both ways, the other adventure around the Manaslu region is Tsum Valley. A trek of 2 weeks duration takes you to high Mu Gompa at 3, 700 m / 12,139 ft.
Outline Itinerary of Manaslu circuit trek
|Day 01||Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.|
|Day 02||In Kathmandu with optional sightseeing tour and trek preparations.|
|Day 03||Drive to Machha Khola 900 m / 2,952 feet approx. 8 hours.|
|Day 04||Trek to Jagat 1,340 m -06 hours walk.|
|Day 05||Trek to Deng 1,860 m via Philim village-06 hours.|
|Day 06||Trek to Namrung 2, 900 m-05 hours.|
|Day 07||Trek to Lo-Gaon 3, 180 m-05 hours.|
|Day 08||Trek to Sama-Gaon 3, 500 m /11, 480 feet-06 hours.|
|Day 09||At Sama-Gaon rest day for acclimatization and excursion.|
|Day 10||Trek to Samdo 3,690 m -05 hours.|
|Day 11||Trek to Dharmasala 4, 450 m /14, 596 feet-04 hours.|
|Day 12||Trek to Bhimthang 3, 590 m via Larke-La Pass 5,106 m -08 hours.|
|Day 13||Trek to Dharapani village 1,820 m -05 hrs.|
|Day 14||Drive to Kathmandu-08 hours.|
|Day 15||Free day for individual activities.|
|Day 16||International departure for homeward bound.|
Manaslu Circuit trekking is an adventure around the world’s 8th highest Mt. Manaslu, located in Nepal’s Far North Mid-West. The trek starts from the Machha-Khola within the district of Gorkha, where the Manaslu Himalayas is situated.
The walk takes you from low warm farm areas heading towards cooler green hills and lovely villages. An interesting places to explore around Jagat, Philim and Namrung villages. Where Buddhism cultures of Tibetan origin heritage customs can be observed, along with grand views of Mt. Manaslu.
The adventure leads to Lo and Sam-Gaon, the main major settlements of the high Manaslu valley adorned with impressive Buddhism religion. Spending an extra day for acclimatization, and then heading towards high Larke-La Pass the main highlight of the adventure. An excellent viewpoint for alluring scenery of towering snow mountain range, from the pass down towards Manang areas.
Where walk leads to the end of Manaslu Circuit at Dharapani village for an exciting drive back to Kathmandu.
- Adventure around world’s 8th highest mountain Mt. Manaslu and its massif range.
- Explore lovely traditional villages enriched with old Buddhism cultures.
- Walk from low warm paddy fields to cooler alpine hills to arctic cold zone.
- Enjoy the dramatic changes of landscapes from green forest to arid terrain.
- Crossing high Larke-La pass facing tremendous views of giant mountain range