Manaslu circuit trekking is relatively new trekking route opened for the trekkers. Manaslu, the eighth highest mountain in the world and trekking around the base of this mountain offers the rare experience of hiking in Nepal. The region was open for mountaineering only from the beginning when Nepal was open for foreigners for trekking and mountaineering. Japanese mountaineers dominated the mountaineering on Manaslu from the beginning making a favorite destination for climbing in Nepal.
Manaslu circuit trekking is a high pass trekking in the Himalayas. The trek passes through diverse ethnic settlements and sensational nature scenery. Hiking from low to high altitude crossing over ancient valleys presents varied flora and fauna, cultural diversity and spectacular nature scenery in Manaslu circuit trekking
The upper section of the region is inhabited by the direct descendants of Tibetan migrants. Their dress, language, custom and culture are similar to Tibetans. The symbols of Buddhist settlements such as Small chortens, prayer flags, mani stones, prayer wheels are abundant in this region. Crossing over the Larkya La offers the superlative views of mountains proving Manaslu circuit trekking as one of the best high passes trekking in Nepal.
Arrival at the airport and transfer to hotel.
Drive to Arughat along the black topped road from Kathmandu to Dhading Bensi and from there on rough road to Arughat.
Hike up though the forests along Buri Gandaki Valley and then along steeper sections to Sotikhola.
Rocky trail up and down to Lauribensi and then through open valley with some ascends and descend to Machhakhola.
Climbing over a ridge, and then following well crafted staircase over a ridge to Doban.
Gradual ascend through a rugged, rocky trail to gain a ridge and then descend to cross Buri Gandaki and then again ascend through stone staircase to Jagat.
Restricted area begins from Jagat. Pass millet fields and grassy land slopes and bamboo forest along the valley to arrive Deng.
Hike through forest and mani to Prok Village for good views of Siringi Himal. Pass several gompas, dense forest while following the trail upstream to Namrung.
Gradual climbing through a forest of firs, rhododendron and oak to Nupri, the settlement of Tibetan immigrants with gompas and chortens and then to Lho with great views of Himalchuli, Peak 29, Manaslu and Ganesh Himal to Samagoan.
A short side trip to Pung-gyen Gompa with the sights of a large collection of mani stones with Buddhists text and pictures and rest for acclimatization.
Descend to the Budhi Gandaki River and hike along he valley easy trail on a shelf above the river passing the juniper and birch forests and then steep climb to Samdo.
Descend and cross on a wooden bridge. A fine and old mani wall marks the start of climb to Larkya La through tundra and juniper and opposite the huge Larkya Glacier.
Gentle climb beside a moraine, descend to a lake and again climb to the ridge to the top of a moraine through steeper and rougher trail. After crossing lakes, the final steep climbs to the Larkya La with the magnificent views of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Gyaji Kang, Kang Guru and Annapurna II. Descend along the top of the moraine and further descend steeply to Bimthang.
The trail drops passing high pasture and climbs over the side of the moraine and descends to pine and rhododendron forest to Gho and further passing through rhododendron and oak forests to Tilije.
Climbing over a ridge and then descend through scrub forests, to Dharapani and enter to Annapurna circuit trekking route.
Descend gradually to Chamje and then through rhododendron and pine forest to Syange.
Drive from Syange to Kathmandu enjoying the scenery of the mountains along the bank of the Marsyangdi and Trisuli Rivers.
Transfer to airport for departure.
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