Mt. Manaslu (8163 Meters) harmoniously connects trekkers and locals. The Manaslu region is fascinating and impressive for its nature-based Socio-cultural setup.
The trek with pristine nature and culture that has been backed up with wilderness, explore it, this is the time.
1 Hour Before Departure
Drive from Pokhara/ Kathmandu to Soti Khola (710 Meters) in 8 Hours.
The trail passes a number of villages. After crossing a suspension bridge of Soti Khola, we trek through Sal forests, Rice fields, and sandy river bed, the trail becomes rocky, passing through waterfalls and cliffs. Finally, we reach the Machcha Khola. Stay overnight.
The trail through a forested area as we approach Dovan, you will be able to see the huge rapids at Budhi Gandaki River. As the elevation increases, the scenery undergoes a complete transformation from forests to alpine highlands. Stay overnight at Jagat.
We first reach Salleri after climbing a rocky ridge and then go towards Sirdibas. then walk upstream through a long suspension bridge to reach a Gurung village in Phillim., we reach Ekle Bhatti and continue a steep gorge and then descend through grassy slopes to cross the Budhi Gandaki and then cross bridges, we reach the Deng village. Stay overnight at Deng.
We cross the Budhi Gandaki River and climb to reach Rana. The trail passes through forests, painted Mani stones, dense forests, and Gompas along the trail. Also, we have the best view of Siring, Ganesh Himal, and Himal Chuli. Stay overnight at Namrung.
The trail passes through numerous cultivated fields dotted with tiny houses. On our way to Lho, we get stunning views of Naike peak 6416 Meters, Manaslu North, 7774 Meters, and Manaslu, 8150 Meters. Late afternoon visits to the local monastery. Stay overnight at Lho.
After we leave Lho, the trail then follows the lateral moraine of Pungen Glacier’s breathtaking view of the high mountain of Manaslu and explores around. Stay overnight at Sama Gaun.
This day is set aside to rest and acclimatize to the increasing altitudes. We can walk up to the Sama Gompa Monastery or take a short hike to the Manaslu Base Camp.
Today we follow the terraced Budhi Gandaki River valley to the regions. It is a fairly easy trail, passing through Mani walls and juniper and birch forests and we reach the most remote permanent settlement Samdo village. Stay overnight at Samdo.
We begin a hike upward the Larkya La Pass, crossing a few streams and where we get excellent views of the Larkya glacier. Stay overnight at Dharmasala.
Today, we climb toward the snowed-covered pass at Larkya La and reach a valley on the north side of the Larkya glacier. The hard work reaching this point will be rewarded with an amazing view of Himlung Himal (7126 Meters), Cheo Himal (6820 Meters) Kang Kuru (6981 Meters), and Mt. Annapurna (7937 Meters). Stay overnight at Bhimtang.
Today we enjoy a gentle climb through paddy fields, Rhododendron forests, and a narrow valley before making a small Karcha La Pass. Stay overnight at Tiliche.
We follow the Marshyangdi River downstream and pass through an arch and Mani walls and numerous beautiful villages. We eventually reach Tal from where we enter the Annapurna circuit section. From Tal, we take or bus from Tal to Beshisahar. Stay overnight at Beshisahar.
We drive along the banks of the Marsyangdi River. Enjoy the view of rice fields, terraced farms, rivers, and valleys, and refreshing views of the hilly areas and natural spectacle.