Scenic and cultural walks around the high valley of Manaslu within North Mid-West Nepal. Exciting adventure and crossing Larke-La pass offering a breathtaking panorama of peaks. Explore Manaslu villages of interesting custom and culture of the Buddhist religion. Lovely rhododendron-magnolia, pine forest and towards beautiful arid and barren country. Stunning views of Manaslu range of mountains with Ganesh-Annapurna Himalaya. Walk into lovely traditional farm villages adorned with strong Tibetan culture and custom. Adventure starting from high Gorkha district to end at marvelous and scenic Manang area”.
Brief Trip Profile:
Mode of Trekking : On Hotels and Lodge on walks.
Trekking Grade : Moderate and Adventurous.
Highest Altitude : On crossing Larke-La Pass above 5,106 m and 16,849 ft. high.
Activities : Sightseeing tour, exciting drive and trekking.
People and Culture : Higher areas dominated by Manaslu-Bhotia tribe of Buddhism religion, lower area mixed tribe with Gurung-Magar and Hindu Brahmins, Chettries of varied interesting cultures and custom of both Buddhist and Hindu religions.
Area of Trekking : Nepal North Mid-West Himalaya around Manaslu Himal range.
Trekking duration : 13 Nights and 14 Days (From Soti Khola around Gorkha to end at Dharapani village in Manang).
Total Trip : 16 Nights and 17 Days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu).
Season : March to May and September to November months.
Around Manaslu Trekking with Mountain Challenger Treks & Expeditions will be your most fascinating adventure walking into the picturesque country around Nepal Far North Mid-West Himalayan. Mt. Manaslu towers high as world’s 8th highest mountains rising above 8,163 m and 26,781 ft high which was first climbed by Japanese Expedition on May 09th, 1956, since then it was closed for foreign visitors and then opened from last three decades. Marvelous walks Around Manaslu Trekking with a panorama of peaks that you can witness facing views of Annapurna Himalaya in the west with Ganesh Himal towards east and Manaslu range within North Mid-West. Apart from scenic mountain views walk leads you into cool alpine woodland filled with rhododendron-oaks-magnolia-pines and fir trees, walking into the lovely valley with traditional farm villages enriched with age-old Buddhist culture and religion of strong Tibetan origin. Starting our wonderful Around Manaslu Trekking taking a drive from Kathmandu to reach low warm areas of Gorkha district at Arughat town by the raging Buri-Gandaki River, as walk follows upstream near to its glacial source at high Manaslu valley enclosed with stunning mountain views. Walking into nice villages of Jagat-Dying-Lo and Sama Gaon with ample time to explore scenic areas and its villages adorned with monasteries of great interest with ever-present views of Manaslu during the walks. Finally after rest and acclimatization days heading for the big climb to reach at high and scenic Larke-La Pass above 5,106 m high with magnificent scenery of unique landscapes and mountains, and then on a downhill walk to Dharapani village, where popular Annapurna Circuit trail joins at Manang area. After a great scenic adventure where an exciting overland drive brings you back at Kathmandu after a glorious moment with enjoyable time and experience on Around Manaslu Trekking.
Day 01: Reach Kathmandu 1,340 m via respective airlines and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: In Kathmandu with a sightseeing tour around world heritage sites.
Day 03: Drive to Soti-Khola 780 m via Arughat town 630 m - 07 hrs.
Day 04: Trek to Machha-Khola 930m - 06 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Jagat 1,410m - 06 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Dying 1,800 m - 06 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Ghap 2,160 m - 04 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Lo-Gaon 3,180 m - 06 hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Sama-Gaon 3,530 m - 05 hrs.
Day 10: Rest-Day for acclimatization and explore the village.
Day 11: Trek to Samdo 3,860 m - 05 hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Dharamsala / Larke Phedi 4,470 m - 04 hrs.
Day 13: Cross Larke-la 5,106 m and downhill to Bhimthang 3,720 m - 08 hrs.
Day 14: Trek to Gho 2,560 m - 05 hrs.
Day 15: Trek to Dharapani 1,860 m - 06 hrs.
Day 16: Drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.
Day 17: International departure for homeward bound.
- Airport pick up and drop.
- Meals (Breakfast + Lunch+ Dinner and Tea items) during trekking.
- Accommodation (Tea house/tent) while on the trek.
- Well trained trekking guide.
- Hotel in Kathmandu two nights. (on B.B base).
- all ground and air transportation.
- All require permits.
- Travel & Rescue arrangement.
- All necessary equipment and gears for camping organization on tented base trekking.
- Client Travel insurance.
- Alcoholic, beverage.
- Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected).
- individual expenses of personal nature.
- Donation for a local school, community poor people, if client want.