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Manaslu Circuit Trekking

Manaslu circuit trekking

Manaslu Circuit trekking, Around Manaslu trek and Larkya la pass trek which is located in Manaslu region of Nepal. The complete circuit of Manaslu over the Larke Pass (Larkya la Pass) is getting more and more popular as a new trekking destination, since Annapurna circuit trail started the motor road construction mostly trekkers divert their trek destination to Manaslu circuit trekking trail. Manaslu circuit trekking was officially opened to trekkers in 1991, but mountaineering expeditions have long had access to the area. Gorkha is the traditional starting point for Manaslu treks that goes up the Buri Gandaki valley. The Manaslu trek begins either in the town of Arughat Bazaar or Gorkha Bazaar and ends in Besisahar, which is also the starting point for the Annapurna circuit. Manaslu circuit trekking is in restricted area, where is need special trek permit and book trek through the legal trekking agency.

The Manaslu trekking route through the Larka La is not a difficult pass, the trek is harder than most in Nepal. Manaslu trek is a fascinating course, the Manaslu, Known as "three peaks". It is a well- loved trek from Gorkha or Trisuli Bazaar to the Burhi Gandali, passing through a huge precipitous valley to the contrasting world of Sama, crossing snow-covered Larke La (Larkya La Pass) and descending to the Marsyangdi Khola, All supplies necessary for the trip (including food and kerosene) must be carried in and all rubbish must be pottered out. As it is a long course, you must be in good physically and have extra days for rest during the trek. Sama, before you cross the pass, it is ideal for this; you can enjoy strolling about the glacial lake and Pugen Glacier there.

Manaslu circuit trekking offers a unique opportunity to experience relatively "untouched" region of Nepal. It provides spectacular beauty along the border of Nepal and China and is now a controlled trekking route which allows organized trekking groups special permits to venture round its spectacular circuit. Located in west-central Nepal, the trekking around Manaslu provides fantastic mountain scenery, spanning altitudes from 375 m to 5300 m. A diverse range of ecosystems and ethnic cultures, and a trail that puts one physically closer to Tibet than any other trek in Nepal. Manaslu area people go to the Tibet for buying necessary things such as rice, clothes and Tibetan beer, etc which is cheaper compared to buy in Nepali market.

Manaslu trekking possible to make short and long as trekkers demands that mean most of trekkers go to Manaslu and cross Larka La pass then finished the trek in Besi Sahar but some trekkers after crossing Larka La they continue trek to Annapurna circuit, Tilicho Lake or Narphu valley as well as in Manaslu area there is good high pass called Rupinala Pass so it is also possible to include Rupinala pass on Manaslu circuit trek itinerary. The itinerary below is one of the many possibilities, the trek can be longer or shorter, depending on the length of your walking days. Nowadays the Manaslu Circuit can be done as Tea House trek, means you don’t have to carry your own accommodation facilities (i.e. tent) or bring any catering (camping) services with you (The Tsum Valley trek can be done as Home Stay trek ) but still in Rupinala pass trek need camping arrangement.


Day 01 Arrival and transfer to hotel
Day 02 Sightseeing to Swayambhunath, Kathmandu and Patan
Day 03 Kathmandu drive bus to Arughat (600m)
Day 04 Arughat trek to Soti Khola (710m)
Day 05 Soti Khola trek to Machha Khola (930m)
Day 06 Machha Khola trek to Doban (1050m)
Day 07 Doban trek to Philim (1550m)
Day 08 Philim trek to Deng (1800m)
Day 09 Deng trek to Ghap (2100m)
Day 10 Ghap trek to Lho Gaun (3180m)
Day 11 Lho trek to Sama Gaun / Sama Gompa (3530m)
Day 12 Rest day in Sama Gaun to go Manaslu base camp
Day 13 Sama Gaun trek to Samdo (3860m)
Day 14 Samdo trek to Dharamsala (4480m)
Day 15 Dharansala trek to Bimtang (3720m)
Day 16 Bimtang trek to Gho (2560m)
Day 17 Gho trek to Dharapani (1920m)
Day 18 Dharapani trek to Jagat (1300m)
Day 19 Jagat trek to Bhulbhule (840m)
Day 20 Bhulbhule drive bus to Kathmandu
Day 21 Sightseeing to Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and Bhaktapur
Day 22 Free day in Kathmandu for shopping or relax
Day 23 Drive to Airport for flying your own destination





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