Manaslu Circuit Trekking is one of the classic treks in Nepal around Manaslu the world’s eighth highest mountain followed by crossing Larkya La pass.
This trek would appeal to anyone who is looking for a challenging trek in a remote region of the Nepal Himalaya. The trail passes through a geographically spectacular and culturally fascinating area with scenery similar to the classic Annapurna Circuit.
The trek starts at the town of Arughat passing through bamboo forests and Gurung villages in the narrow Buri Gandaki gorge. After Lho village we enter the Nupri region inhabited by Tibetan immigrants where you will see colourful prayer flags, mani walls and monasteries along the way.
After Samdo village we start the approach towards the Larkya La pass, crossing this high Himalayan pass is a challenging day although would be a good objective for a fit hill walker with no previous mountaineering experience. The view from the Larkya La is superb where we will see Himal Chuli, Manaslu, Cheo Himal and Himlung Himal mountains.
Outline Itinerary of Manaslu Circuit Trekking
01 Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel Kathmandu 1356 m
02 In Kathmandu- Half day tour of Kathmandu City Kathmandu 1356 m
03 Drive Kathmandu to Arughat Arughat 600 m 9 hrs driving
04 Trek from Arughat to Soti Khola Soti Khola 710 m 5 hrs walking
05 Trek from Soti Khola to Maccha Khola Maccha Khola 900 m 6 hrs walking
06 Trek from Maccha Khola to Jagat Jagat 1410 m 7 hrs walking
07 Trek from Jagat to Deng Deng 1804 m 8 hrs walking
08 Trek from Deng to Ghap Ghap 2165 m 4 hrs walking
09 Trek from Ghap to Lho Lho 3180 m 5 hrs walking
10 Trek from Lho to Samagaon Samagaon 3530 m 5 hrs walking
11 At Samagaon Samagaon 3530 m
12 Trek from Samagaon to Samdo Samdo 3860 m 4 hrs walking
13 Trek from Samdo -Dharamsala/Larkya B. C. Dharamsala 4460 m 5 hrs walking
14 Trek to Bimthang crossing Larkya La Pass Bimthang 3720 m 9 hrs walking
15 Trek from Bimthang to Gho Gho 2650 m 5 hrs walking
16 Trek from Gho to Dharapani Dharapani 1920 m 4 hrs walking
17 Trek from Dharapani to Syange Syange 1080 m 4 hrs walking
18 Trek from Syange to Besi Sahar Besi Sahar 800 m 7 hrs walking
19 Drive from Besi Sahar to Kathmandu Kathmandu 1336 m 9 hrs driving
20 Depart Kathmandu