Manaslu cultural Trekking

Manaslu cultural Trekking

Manasu Trekking is in Gorkha district west-north from Kathmandu, legendary Gorkha soldiers. Opened in 1992, Manaslu area offers a combination of rich cultural heritage, unsurpassed beauty, and biological diversity. Special permits are requiring visiting upper Manaslu trekking.

Measured as one of the toughest trekking in Nepal so requires a good experience for trekking and a superior physical condition, the Manaslu Circuit treks or Larka pass trekking will reward the adventurous with an unparalleled alpine experience. Some of the support calls Tatopani (natural hot spring), Lho, Samoa Gau, Samdo, and Larkya Bazaar are attention to visit for real culture, real life and unexpected variety.

Manaslu trek starts from Gorkha Bazaar, where the King Pirthivi Narayan Shaha born “the founder of Nepal'', interest to visit his palace and Kalika Temple, but now a day the seasonal road drive to Aarughat or continues for Sotikhola, or Machhekhola "2-3 days trekking from Gorkha''. It takes 6/7 hours drives from Kathmandu to Aarughat and half anhour drive to Sotikhola and another 2 -3 hours drive to Machhekhola. Trekking trails follow the Budi Gandaki River all the way to Dharmashala, the last spot before the pass and Larke La 5213 m with attractive views of Himalchuli, Manaslu 8163 m, Ganesh Himal, Singi Himal and other mountains, beautiful varied landscape and different flora and fauna. The trek is caught in Dharapani where is Annapurna conservation area, walk down to Besi Sahar or possible seasonable Jeep drive. It is also an opportunity to continue trekking to Annapurna Circuit and end your trek in Pokhara.

Day By Day Itinerary:

Day 01: Kathmandu to Aarkhet Bazaar (620m) continues drive to Soti Khola 1000m, by Local Bus and Local Jeep 6 -9 hours, overnight hotel (L/D).

Day 02: Soti Khola to Machhekhola (870m), 5-6 hours, overnight Lodge /Guest House (B/L/D).

Option: There are seasonal road to Machhekhola too. It is possible direct bus to Machhekhola. 

Day 03: MachheKhola to Jagat (1340m), 5-6 hours, overnight Lodge /Guest House (B/L/D).

Day 04: Jagat to Deng (1860m), 5-6 hours, overnight Lodge /Guest House (B/L/D).

Day 05: Deng to Namrung (2630m), 5-6 hours 2300m, overnight Lodge /Guest House (B/L/D).

Day 06: Namrung to Lho (3180m), 4 hours, overnight Lodge /Guest House (B/L/D).

Day 07: Lho to Samagaou (3520m), 4-5 hours, overnight Lodge /Guest House (B/L/D).

Day 08: Acclimatization rest day in Samagaou, overnight Lodge /Guest House (B/L/D).

Day 09: Trek from Samagaon to Samdo (3875), 4-5 hours, takes about four hours, overnight Lodge /Guest House (B/L/D).

Day 10: Trek from Samdo to Larkya La Phedi (4460m) 4-5 hours, overnight Lodge /Guest House (B/L/D).

Day 11: Trek from Larkya La Phedi to Larkya La (Pass) (5135m.) to Bimthang (3590m), 8-10 hours, overnight Lodge/Guest House (B/L/D).

Day 12: Bhimtang to Tilije 2360m, 6-7 hours, overnight Lodge /Guest House (B/L/D).

Day 13: Tilije to Tal (1700m), 5-6 hours, overnight Lodge /Guest House (B/L/D).

Day 14: Tal to BesiSahar (800m) continues to Kathmandu by jeep or bus, Overnight Lodge /Hotel (B/L).