MANASLU

Mt. Manaslu (8156m.) which is also known as the ‘killer mountain’ is the eighth highest mountain of the world which is situated in the Gorkha district near the Nepal Tibet border toward North West of the Kathmandu valley. Manaslu region is the untouched trekking region which was opened for trekking purpose in 1991AD. Manaslu region trekking area is one of the restricted trekking areas; so to trek around the Mt. Manaslu, trekkers require the special permit from the government of Nepal. Manaslu region trekking offers the wonderful views of mountains, well combination of rich cultural heritage, genuine adventure, incomparable beauty and geographical variety. While trekking in this region, you enjoy the fantastic view of the mountains like Langtang range, Ganesh Himal, Buddha Himal, Himalchuli, Annapurna range and many more snow clad peaks. You also see the panoramic view of the Tibetan Himalayas while trekking in the Manaslu region.
Manaslu region is mostly inhabited by the ethnic Gurung community. While trekking in this region you visit many ethnic Gurung villages which give you opportunity to interact with them and get insight into their culture, tradition, and lifestyle. They follow the Buddhist religion and you see many Buddhist monasteries, mani walls, Chortens on the way. You also encounter the Bhotes in this region who are the descendents of the Tibetan people. The unspoilt Tsum valley, view of the Budi Gandaki River, river valleys, forest of rhododendron flower and alpine bushes, large yak grazing pastures are other attraction of this region. Manaslu region is rich in ecosystem and offers the variety of flora and fauna as well as the wild lives. Manaslu region or the valley is a sanctuary to many highly endangered wild animals like snow leopard, red panda etc. in this region you see over 100 species of the birds and many wild animals.
Manaslu trekking is the challenging trek which provides the real adventurous experience to the adventure enthusiasts. Manaslu region trekking commences from the Aarughat of the Gorkha district. To have the full experience of nature and culture of the Manaslu region, the best time to go for trekking is autumn and the spring season.

Damai Singgi Tamang,
Trekking Guide, NEPAL

Manaslu Trekking Itinerary

Day 01:

Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to hotel

Day 02:

Kathmandu sightseeing day

Day 03:

Drive Kathmandu -Aarughat

Day 04:

Trek Aarughat -Soti Khola

Day 05:

Trek Soti Khola-Machha Khola

Day 06:

Trek Machha Khola-Jagat

Day 07:

Trek Jagat-Philim

Day 08:

Trek Jagat-Deng

Day 09:

Trek Deng-Namrung

Day 10:

Trek  Namrung-Lho Gaun

Day 11:

Trek Lho Gaun-Samagaon

Day 12:

rest and side trip

Day 13:

Trek to Sama Gaun -Samdo

Day 14:

Trek Samdo-Larkya La Phedi

Day 15:

Trek Larkya La Phedi -Bhimthang

Day 16:

Trek Bhimthang-Dharapani

Day 17:

Trek back Dharapani -Jagat

Day 18:

Trek Jagat -back Nagdi

Day 19:

Trek back to Besi sahar

Day 20:

Drive back to Kathmandu