- Country: Nepal
The Manaslu Trek is arguably the best all-round trek among several Great Himalaya Trails. It's surely an incredible substitute to the Annapurna Circuit. The Manaslu Valley Trek is a remote and tremendous trek with sliding tracks and excellent perspectives all through the trek. It is socially intriguing with solid connections to Tibet in the upper Budhi Gandaki (called Nupri 'the western mountains') and the Tsum Valley, and even incorporates the Larkya La (5106 m) as a test. The perspectives of Mt Manaslu, the eighth most noteworthy mountain on the planet, are radiant and enchanting.
Arranged near the outskirt with Tibet, exactly 100 km northwest of Kathmandu, the valleys toward the north and east of Manaslu were a confined territory until the mid-nineties. This region has comparatively observed lesser density of trekkers when contrasted with the more prevalent districts of the Annapurna and the Khumbu. The trek around Manaslu should be possible nowadays in light of the fact that there are a few hotels accessible up and down the course. There are even telephone and portable access in a few sections of the trekking trail. The individuals are poor, since they have been avoided by advancement for a considerable length of time, yet this implies their exceptional culture has stayed in place.
Travelling by means of Gorkha and Arughat toward the south of Manaslu, we climb the amazing canyon of the Budhi Gandaki for a few days, going through villages roosted on the precarious valley sides, to achieve the Tibetan world past the village of Ghap. We have the sentiment entering a mystery Buddhist universe of religious communities, mani dividers and supplication hails as the valley opens out, and there are striking scenes of the crests on the Nepal-Tibet fringe, and also those of the Manaslu range. The view turns out to be significantly more noteworthy as we ascend into the elevated condition on the way to deal with the Larkya La (5135m), with huge crests on all sides. The chief pinnacles that we will see on this initial segment of our trek are Himal Chuli, Manaslu, Cheo Himal and Himlung Himal. Past the Larkya La,etc. We drop down into the vigorously forested valley of the Marsyangdi River, where we are presently trekking underneath the monsters of the Annapurna run, taking after the stream down to a meeting with the roadhead. Once just limited open camps, the Manaslu trek can now be enjoyed in nearby hotels and tea houses giving an extraordinary chance to associate with the local individuals who live in these high Himalayan valleys
Day 1: Kathmandu to Soti khola
At around 8 a.m. in the morning, we will begin our 8 hour drive to Arughat. We will go along the clear roads passing Dhading besi to reach Arughat. From Arughat, we will drive on a comparatively irregular road by a jeep for just over an hour for our overnight stay at Soti Khola.
Day 2: Soti Khola to Machha Khola
Today's walk takes after a continually undulating trail basically through forest as we keep on heading upstream along the Budhi Gandaki. We then slide to the wide, sandy riverbed and afterward proceed with a winding hilly way.
Day 3: Machha Khola to Jagat
After crossing the Machha River and Khrolabesi, we will go through the hot springs at Tatopani. The trail takes after a forested zone until we cross Dovan Khola. We then advance to Budhi Gandaki Valley. As the rise expands, the landscape experiences an entire change, with white sandy zones along the riverside. Overnight at Jagat.
Day 4: Jagat to Deng
The trail proceeds in an amazing locale of the village, and upward to Sirdibas, presenting incredible glimpse of the Sringi Himal. We then drop down to the river, cross a long extension bridge and move up to Philim. Around the daytime, we'll stroll around the village and the surrounding region. Overnight at Deng.
Day 5: Deng to Namrung
Today, we will slowly ascend along a fantastic trail before descending to cross the stream. We go through some small settlements and after that move to a beautiful valley. There we will observe Mani stones (petition stones) cut into wayside rocks which is a sign that we are entering Tibetan region. Towards the evening, we take a side journey to Prok which will take a couple of hours.
Day 6: Namrung to Samagaon
We'll pass the stone door and the long Mani stone wall of the town of Lho, with a bewildering perspective of Peak 29 ahead. You can take a side journey to Pungen Glacier keeping in mind that we need to get to the proximity of Manaslu from here. The trial takes after a parallel moraine of Pungen Glacier towards Samagaon for overnight stay.
Day 7: Acclimatization at Samagaon
Today, we will spend a day for acclimatization. We will go hiking up to the Manaslu Base camp which takes about 5-6 hours. Alternatively, we can explore around Samagaon by visiting the Birendra Tal, Monastery and the local town.
Day 8: Samagaon to Samdo
Our course passes the juniper and birch woodlands and the stone cabin of Kermo Kharka today. Trekking further for a few hours, we eventully reach at Samdo where we remain overnight.
Day 9: Samdo to Dharmasala
Today, we descend down on a wide and delicate trail from Samdo. We go through a stone passage. We climb delicately over the colossal Larkya Glacier and get to the edge where there is a perspective to the edge of an enormous gorge. We achieve Dharmasala subsequent to trekking for a few hours. We remain overnight at a local guesthouse in Dharmasala.
Day 10: Dharmasala to Bimthang
Today, we leave Dharmasala crossing a few moraines. We drop past four frozen lakes and reach Larkya La from where we can witness the perspectives of Himlung Himal (7126m) and others including Annapurna II, Gyaji Kung, Cheo Himal, and Kang Guru. We additionally plummet along the moraine to a grassy land called Bhimtang where we remain overnight.
Day 11: Bimthang to Dharapani
We will walk south beneath Bimthang behind the moraine divider for quite a while before crossing the Bimthang Glacier. We will move up the far moraine divider fast to stay away from stone-fall and enter a beautiful forest. Following our trail alongside the river to Karche (2700m), we take lunch in the afternoon.
As we head onwards, we will see many indications of a glacial flood. We will climb steeply over an edge and go downwards to Gurung Gaon (2560m), the genuine village since Samdo. Afterwards, we will go towards Dharapani (1860m) and we will rest in one of the guesthouses at Dharapani.
Day 12: Dharapani to Kathmandu
Today, in the morning, we drive back to Kathmandu from Dharapani. It takes about 8 hours to reach Kathmandu. After you refresh yourself, we will go out in the evening for dinner and enjoy Nepali cultural performances.