Around Manaslu Trekking
Experiences the snows capped trails and explore the mysteries around it. Manaslu trek has always been one of the most challenging trekking routes making it thrilling
Manaslu trekking is a superb choice for those trekkers who are looking for a physically challenging trek. Opened in 1992, this area offers a combination of rich culture heritage, unsurpassed beauty, and biological diversity. In spite of the remote location and some real climbing involved during the Manaslu trek your sweat and toil will be amply rewarded with the mesmerizing scenery and fascinating cultures of the inhabitants of the Manaslu region. The inhabitants of this region are the direct descendants of Tibetan immigrants and this fact is evident in their attire, speech and customs. The mountain views from Nupri are breath taking and Larkya La (5213m) is one of the most impressive passes of the Himalayan region.
This trek is a picturesque and geographically based in the western part of Nepal. This mountain is conveniently located near to the border of Nepal alongside Tibet. Despite its remote location and the difficult trails on this trek and sweat, weary limbs that come on the way, the rewards you experience on the wacky trails with the stunning scenery and the intriguing culture of the local inhabitants of this region that virtually live in a world long forgotten by the present materialistic, ornamental planet that we live in today makes this venture a story-book bottom-line for the intrepid trekker. The name ‘Manaslu’ virtually means “The spirit-mountain”; the local jargon refers it to be the sympathetic and strong deity that mysteriously dwells within its domain; but yet this mountain peak has claimed the lives of several climbers who dared to reach its summit an offers unparallel beauty that is close to heavenly bliss. The Manaslu trek is the optional choice for veteran trekkers looking for a physically challenging outing in the wild as it involves trekking through some of the toughest trails in the Himalayan region. However, the natural little trodden landscapes are a literal feast for those who keep a special place for nature in the heart and believe there’s a God who shows his love in ways that are as mysterious as these colossal mountains.
As we gain altitude and cross the main Himalayan range we enter a region of strong Tibetan influence where rice terraces give way to fields of barley and buckwheat. The summits of Manaslu and Himalchuli are never far away. Mani walls mark the start of the climb to the Larkya La, a spectacular pass marked by prayer flags that offers outstanding views of the surrounding peaks. You will also find time to interact with the local folks and understand through your guide who will interpret for you as to why these folks prefer to live by traditions that go back to times as old as the sunshine that kisses our bodies, gives us special warmth on these chilly snowing silver grey mountains. Most of the locals in this region are the direct descendants of Tibetan immigrants and this majestic & scenic region with Larkya La in focus is one of the most remarkable passes of the Himalayan region. This trek is pure adventure at its zenith. You will remember it for a real long time.
The trek start with sightseeing the old Royal Palace built in the fortress style with the Kali Temple. The trail not only passes through the wilderness but also through the typical Nepalese villages and rural market centre like Arughat Bazaar after Samdo, the trail goes to the height of the Larkya Pass (5213m). At the last part of the trek on the way to Besisahar, we can join one of the busiest trekking trails which go to make a circuit around the Annapurna. Restricted to trekking groups only this trek passes through spectacular mountain scenery and is culturally diverse. We begin in the lower Budhi Gandaki valley, an area inhabited by Gurung farmers, and follow a precipitous trail that dips up and down crossing and recrossing the Budhi Gandaki River. As we gain altitude and cross the main Himalayan range we enter a region of strong Tibetan influence where rice terraces give way to fields of barley and buckwheat.The summits of Manaslu and Himalchuli are never far away. Mani walls mark the start of the climb to the Larkya La, a spectacular pass marked by prayer flags that offers outstanding views of the surrounding peaks. Our descent is via the Marshyangdi Valley where we join the Annapurna Circuit trail to Besisahar. adventurous for those who have the endurance and ability to trek it down. One can encounter varieties of wilderness in every step of their breathtaking trail. If you want to get a feel of true and rare Nepal this is the circuit to be stepped on and get blown away with its impressive sceneries and glacial beauties. Be the first one out of many to grace this challenging trekking circuit with Yala Adventure as we take you on a responsible trekking like another destination never before. You should be pretty fit to truly enjoy this trip anytime from March to May (spring) and September to November (autumn). This is a camping venture out in the remote wilderness.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4265ft) airport and transfer to hotel
Day 02: Full-days Sightseeing and Preparation for the Trek
Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Arughat Bazzar (600m/1969ft),7/8 hour
Day 04: Trek to Soti Khola (710m/2330ft), 5/6hrs
Day 05: Trek to Machha Khola (900m/2953ft) 5/6 hrs
Day 06: Trek to Jagat (1410m/ 4625 ft) 7/8 hrs
Day 07: Trek Ekle Bhatti (1600m/5250ft), 4/5hrs
Day 08: Trek Deng (1800m/5906ft), 3/4hrs
Day 09: Trek Ghap (2160m/7087ft), 3/4hrs
Day 10: Trek to Lhogaon (3180m/10434ft), 6/7hrs
Day 11: Trek Samagaon (3530m/11582ft),5/6 hrs
Day 12: Trek Samdo (3860m/12665ft), 6/7 hrs
Day 13: Trek Larkya Phedi (4480m/14699ft), 4/5hrs
Day 12: Trek Samdo (3860m/12665ft), 6/7 hrs
Day 13: Trek Larkya Phedi (4480m/14699ft), 3/4hrs.
Day 14: Trek Larkya Pass (5100m/16733ft), Down to Bimtang (3720m/12205ft) 7/9hrs.
Day 15: Trek down Tilje (2300m/7546ft)
Day 16: Trek down Syange (1080m/3543ft)
Day 17: Trek down Bhulbule (840m/2756ft) 4/5hrs.
Day 18: Drive back to Kathmandu,7/8 hrs
Day 19: Leisure day in Kathmandu
Day 20: Final departure for your onward destination
The Moderate treks begin to present more of a challenge to first time trekkers and are tougher than easy treks .So these treks are suitable for any walker looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. Most people who enjoy a weekend in the hills or mountains at home are capable of undertaking a trek at this level: you need to be in good health and reasonably fit, and you will almost certainly be taking regular exercise. A trek could be graded Moderate either as a fairly easy medium-duration walk, or as a harder, shorter walk. Some walking at higher altitude and the occasional longer or more difficult day may be involved, but generally conditions underfoot will be fair. A walking day would normally be between 5 to 8 hours long and no experience is necessary.