Trekking around Manaslu offers a unique opportunity
to experience relatively "untouched" region
of Nepal. Opened for trekking only since 1991, it provides
spectacular beauty along the border of Nepal and China
and is now a controlled trekking route which allows
organized trekking groups special permits to venture
round its spectacular circuit. Located in west-central
Nepal, the 177-km trek around Manaslu provides strong
walkers the best that Nepal has to offer: fantastic
mountain scenery, spanning altitudes from 375m to 5,300m.a
diverse range of ecosystems and ethnic cultures. And
a trail that puts one physically closer to Tibet than
any other trek in Nepal.
to Day Itinerary
in Kathmandu Airport & Transfer to Hotel
Welcome dinner in the evening.
day Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley.
We will be visiting three of the famous heritage
sites in Kathmandu. You will visit first the Swayambunath
Stupa (Monkey Temple). It is said that
Swayambunath Stupa is more than 2,000 years old,
and it symbolizes knowledge. The painted eyes on
all four sides symbolize the all-seeing power of
Buddha. It is an important Buddhist place where
pilgrims from all over the world come.
is a 30 minutes drive to Boudhanath
Stupa, another important Buddhist pilgrims
site. This ancient Stupa is considered one of the
biggest in the World. Every morning and evening,
many Buddhist devotees come here to pray and circumambulate
enabling the visitors to observe local religious
of the holiest hindu shrines in the world,
The fabulous pagoda houses the linga of
Lord Shiva and people bathe in the Bagmati River
with a faith of cleansing themselves spiritually.
Many Sadhus or Hindu Ascetics live here. During
religious festivals, Hindus come to make offerings,
and it is sometimes very crowded.
Durbar Square: This former royal palace
complex offers the elegant 15th century Palace of
55 win-dows, artistic courtyards, the Golden gat.
Durbar Square : Durbar Square an enchanting
melage of palace buildings, courtyards and pagoda
temples, is the center of Patan's religious and
bus to Gorkha bazaar. It takes about 5
hours by bus. In the afternoon visit the old palace
of Gorkha and temple of Kali.
to Khanchowk village
It is an beautiful walk through ridge of hill and
passing many villages along the way.
village to Arughat village;
Trail descents continues from Khanchowk all the
way to Arughat bazaar through cultivated , terraced
hill sides and villages.
to Soti Khola;
The path will go along the Buri Gandaki all the
way to its headwaters. The trail goes across forests
populated by monkeys. When you reach wide area of
rice paddies you will come to Arkhet. From here
trail descends and ascents to reach soti khola.
There is a good swimming hole and a small water
fall just above the trail.
khola to lapubesi
From here the course will repeat ascents and descents
through the forested area.
From here , traverse the slope that has farm fields
and rice paddies .further ahead the valley will
become a wider. The path will will go down to the
shores of white sand .trail still descends and ascents
to reach to Tatopani where it has a hot spring.
Crossing the suspension bridge and passing the forested
area. following the path looks like it is carved
in the rock to reach Doban. Soon after crossing
villages and suspension bridge in Doban khola trail
repeating ascents and descents will come to Jagat.
to Ekle Bhatti
Climbing over a rocky ridge of Salleri , there are
a good views of Sringi Himal. Passing through the
Gurung villages to reach to Ekle bhati. Where it
has strong influence of Tibetan.
Bhatti to Deng
The route enters a steep uninhabited gorge. Trail
descents grassy slopes dotted with pine trees offering
a pleasant walk through bamboo forest to the deng
The path will go down to river shores. Steep cliffs
continue to surround the valley. Crossing a suspension
bridge to reach to Lana. The path will becomes a
gentle ascent till Bih. From here on, traverse through
the forest to come to farm fields and go through
the khani then you are in Ghap.
Moving on to the forest and crossing a few times
wooden bridge over in Buri Gandaki the path will
becomes steeper till Namru village. At this stage
the Tibetan border is only a few kilometers to the
After passing through Bengsam village, LI and Khani
you will come to Hinan khola. Crosses the streams,
you will come to Sho village. From where the views
are open Naike peak, Manaslu north peak and Manaslu.
Lho has wide farm fields on the gentle mountain
flank, it is a large village with many houses and
a fine Gimpa. The view from here are excellent.
to Sama Gompa;(3500m)
Soon after the junction, you will cross the stream
using the wooden bridge and zigzag up the forested
area to reach to Honsanho Gompa. Where it has an
open view. After crossing Pungen glacier valley
will become a wider. Move on from one Chorten to
another to reach sama. Which is surrounded by a
large number of Mani stones and Chortens. The Gompa
on the top of the hill is very fine and worth visiting.
to Larke rest house;(4480m)
The path becomes steeper. Crossing the tundra, it
winds its way to the foot of the immense Larkya
glacier which pours of the Manaslu.
house – Larke pass to Bhimathan;(4066m)
Keep ascending on the gentle slope towards to Cho
Dhanda and to the pass. Glacier lake can be seen
.when you reach to the top of Larke la , colorful
prayer flags are flapping in the wind. The view
to the west is wide open. After crossing the pass
trail descends all the way to Bhimthan.
The trail gets easier. It start with a gentle climb
through paddy fields towards the small Karcha La
pass and descends through fir tree and rhododendron
forests to Tilje.
The trail continues down hill and steepest gorge
of the Marshandi river.
Trail continues in the bank of Marshandi river
to Kathmandu. by bus
Day in Kathmandu
You will be transferred to the airport for your
final departure from Kathmandu.