Manaslu Round Trekking is considered as one of the most challenging treks in Nepal Himalayas. The Manaslu Circuit Trekking rewards the adventurous with an unparalleled alpine experience. Mean the while these trekking offers a rich Himalayan Cultural experiences. This trekking route was opened for foreign trekkers in 1992.
The Manaslu Round/Circuit Trekking offers a perfect combination of rich culture heritage, unsurpassed Himalayan beauty, and a rich mountain biological diversity. Round Manaslu, Manaslu Larkya La circuit and Manaslu Rupin La circuit trek is arduous trek and require a good experience of trekking and a good physical condition. The trek ascends through Buri Gandaki River to Larkya La Pass 5213m with attractive views of Himalchuli, Manaslu 8118m, Ganesh Himal and other mountains, beautiful varied landscape and different flora and fauna. Shorter duration treks are also possible in Manaslu Area Trekking.
Mount Manaslu is located east of the Annapurna range. Recently opened to tourists, Manaslu’s unsurpassed beauty and rich blend of Tibetan and Nepalese culture offer a true adventure for visitors to Nepal. Here you will find the mountains and valleys covered with diverse and pristine eco-systems. Fantastic mountain views, rich culture, and genuine adventure tantalize trekkers as they climb to the base of Mount Manasalu. You will soon understand what inspired Eric Valli to create his world famous documentary, Honey Hunter of Nepal.
The inhabitants of the upper Buri Gandaki region are known as the Nuri; their language and dress are quite similar to the neighboring Tibetans. These local Himalayan people still earn their living through trade with Tibet. The mountain views from Nupri are sensational and crossing the Larke La pass is one of the most beautiful and dramatic of the Himalayas.
Similar too many other trekking routes in Nepal, this trek have many routes to choose from. One option passes through Dudh Pokhari, a milky lake that is a common pilgrimage destination for Hindus and Buddhists alike. Another route takes you up to Manaslu Base Camp. While the most popular option is to trek over the Larke La pass to arrive in the Marsyandi valley in the Annapurna region.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley
Day 03: kathmandu to Arughat by bus/Jeep
Day 04: Arughat to Sotikhola
Day 05: Sotikhola to Machha Khola.
Day 06: Macha Khola to Doban
Day 07: Doban to Jagat
Day 08: Jagat to Philim
Day 09: Philim to Deng
Day 10: Deng to Lamchik or Ghap
Day 11: Ghap to Lho
Day 12: Lho to Samagaon
Day 13: Acclimatization day hike direction to Manaslu Base Camp
Day 14: Sama Gaon to Samdo
Day 15: Reserve day hike to Tibet border side
Day 16: Samdo to Dharmasala
Day 17: Dharmasala ot Bunthang (3375m) via Larkya La pass (5000m)
Day 18: Bunthang Gowa
Day 19: Gowa to Tal
Day 20: Tal to Jagat
Day 21: Gagat to Bulbule or Besisahar
Day 22: Besisahar to Kathmandu by land
Day 23: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 24: Transfer to the airport.
Please note that the above trekking times and distances are approximate.
Cloud and turbulent weather are regular phenomena along the Himalayan range. It is therefore possible that domestic flights from Kathmandu to/from Lukla may have to be delayed for a few hours or even cancelled for a day or more.
Fortunately this does not happen very often during the high seasons of March to May or September to November, but you need to plan for this possibility.
As a safeguard, we recommend that you add on a couple of extra days after your trek, before you fly from Kathmandu to your onward destination.