Manaslu Region Trekking
Grade: Moderate and strenuous
Season: Spring and autumn
Important Note and Optional activities
Please note: all the trekking itineraries are flexible and can be revised in order to best meet your requirements i.e. your time, interests etc. Please make contact us if you have any special requirements or interest.
Located in west-central Nepal the region is spectacularly beautiful, it lies along the border of Nepal and Tibet and it is a controlled trekking route due to the sensitivity of its position on the Tibetan (Chinese) border. Only organized trekking groups via a trekking agency are allowed and all supplies necessary for the trip (including food and kerosene) must be carried in and all rubbish must be portered out. The trek itself is a 177-km in length and you can expect some fantastic mountain scenery that spans altitudes that vary from 375 m to 5.300 m. there is also a highly diverse range of ecosystems and ethnic cultures and you are physically closer to Tibet than any other trek in Nepal.
This is without doubt a spectacular journey around Manaslu and into the northern Himalayas the aim is to completely encircle the great Manaslu-Himalchuli-Baudha massif. The Manaslu Region opened to trekkers in 1991 and a special permit is required ($U.S.50 per week plus an extra $7 per day spent trekking)the region is far less trekked than any of the popular regions perhaps because it is a demanding area and you need to be in good physical condition. The Tibetans of the upper Budi Gandaki, a region known as Nupri, are direct descendants of Tibetan immigrants. Their speech, dress and customs are almost exclusively Tibetan and there is still continuous trade between Nupri and Tibet. The mountain views in Nupri are sensational and the Larke pass (5,213m) is a dramatic Himalayan pass to cross. Many seasoned trekkers rate the Manaslu Circuit as one of the best in Nepal and whilst the going is tough at times the rewards far out way any personal physical outlay. It is in fact not only exciting and adventurous it is a once in a lifetime experience.
Arrival in Kathmandu, Welcome and receive at the airport and transfer to Hotel
Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley which includes the visits to many historical and architectural monuments, Temples, Stupas etc
Drive to Arughat-500m (6 hr) by private car/van.
Trek to – Arkhet-650m (5-6 hr).
Trek to – Labu Bensi-700m (6-7 hr).
Trek to – Tatopani-800m (5-6 hr).
Trek to – Sirdibas
Trek to – Ngyak-1550m (6-7 hr).
Trek to – Namru-2450m (6-7 hr).
Trek to – Lho Gaon-3000m (5-6 hr).
Trek to – Sama Gaon-3450m (5-6 hr).
Trek to – Samdo-3900m (4-5 hr).
Rest and acclimatization at Samdo or hiking around.
Samdo – Larke Bazar-4150m (4-5 hr).
Cross Larke Pass 5213m, the highest point in Manaslu trek. Trek further to Bhimathang-3800m (7-8 hr).
Bhimathang- Karche-2550m (5-6 hr).
Karche- Dharapani-1943m (6-7 hr).
Dharapani- Jagat-1314m (6-7 hr).
Bhulbhule – Besisahar, Manaslu trek ends here.
Drive Besisahar to Kathmandu by private car/van, 5 hours.
As per your flight schedule, transfer to airport and fly back to your next destination with beautiful memories of your trip.