Nepal is the ultimate paradise for intrepid travelers who can enjoy various hiking trails. It is a way to see some of the world’s top ten mountains in a single excursion. The Manaslu region is restricted to go trekking for foreigners until 1992. Around Manaslu Trek is one of the most popular treks in Nepal, offering an authentic glimpse of the stunning Nepalese landscape and culture.
It is considered a real adventure due to its unique combination of scenic beauty, breathtaking altitude, and an incredible variety of flora and fauna. The main attraction of this trek is the beautiful sunrise over the towering snow-covered mountains of the Himalayas, and you can get up close and personal with the locals in their homes and villages.
The route generally goes from Arughat toward the Budhi Gandaki River. The source of the river is the massive Larkya glacier which lies below the Larkya Pass. The landscapes are extremely varied as you start low at around 700 and up to more than 5000 meters. It allows exploring the green lush forests to stunning alpine meadows skirting massive glaciers. In addition, you will get proper acclimatization while you begin your trek from a low altitude. Manaslu is an ideal destination for both trekkers and mountaineers. Manaslu Expedition is ideal for the extreme mountaineer, and Larkya Peak for beginners.
The crossing of the Larya – La can be difficult if there is snow. The Larkya – La is the trek’s highest point, and it connects Budi Gandaki with Marshyandi valley. The trail goes downhill towards Bhimthang, which passes through beautiful alpine meadows before joining the main Annapurna Circuit Trek route to the trailhead at Besisahar.
18 Days Manaslu Circuit Trek Itinerary
|Days||Destinations||Altitude in Meters||Walking Distance|
|1.||Kathmandu to Arughat||710||6h00 drive|
|2.||Arughat – Labubensi||900||6h00|
|3.||Labubensi – Khorla Bensi||970||5h00|
|4.||Khorla Besnsi – Jagat||1400||6h00|
|5.||Jagat – Deng||1840||7h00|
|6.||Deng – Ghap||2330||7h00|
|7.||Ghap – Lho Gaon||3170||5h00|
|8.||Lho Gaon – Sama Gaon||3530||4h30|
|10.||Sama – Samdo||3860||4h00|
|12.||Samdo – Dharmashala||4460||4h00|
|13.||Trek to Bhimthang via Larkya Pass (5218 m)||3800||8h00|
|14.||Bhimthang to Tilje||2300||6h00|
|15.||Trek to Taal||1700||6h00|
|16.||Taal – Bahun Danda||1340||6h00|
|17.||Bahun Danda to Beshi Shahar||900||6h00|
|18.||Bensi Shahar to Kathmandu||6h00|
Manaslu Trek is easily reachable from Kathmandu. It usually begins at Arughat; however, many trekkers start at either Barpak or Soti Khola starting a little further up the trail with road construction. The Larkya – Lass is not only that but also a demanding trek highest pass bu. So, it is wise to begin your trek from a low altitude. If you are seeking to explore off-the-beaten, you can add another 7-days more to your plan, allowing you to discover the hidden Tsum valley. Furthermore, this trek is also to combine with Annapurna Circuit Trek too.
So, if you are trekking with your kids or seniors and are concerned about the high altitude, we’ve designed a handcrafted itinerary in the Annapurna Conservation Area. So, Annapurna Manaslu Loop Track provides you an opportunity to explore hidden places that we design specially for kids and seniors. It does not require to go high passes. But it allows you to discover parts of the Manaslu and Annapurna.
For a better travel experience, Himalayan Exploration Treks always help you to tailor your holiday based on your needs.
Day 1: Arrival in Nepal
Day 2: Free day and trek preparation
Day 3: Kathmandu to Arughat (710 meters) 8h00 drive.
Day 4: Arughat – Labubensi (900 m): 6h00 walk.
Day 5: Labubensi – Khorla Bensi (970 m) 6h00 walk.
Day 6: Khorla Besnsi – Jagat (1,400 m) 6h00 walk
Day 7: Trek to Deng (1,804 m): 6h00 walk.
Day 8: Deng – Ghap (2100 m) 6h00 walk.
Day 9: Ghap – Lho Gaon (3200 m) 5h00 walk.
Day 10: Lho Gaon - Sama Gaon (3530 m) 4h30 walk.
Day 11: Acclimatization day!
Day 12: Sama - Samdo (3860 m) 4h00 walk.
Day 13: Rest day!
Day 14: Trek to Dharmashala (4460 m) 4h00 walk.
Day 15: Dharamsala – Bhimthang (3800 m) via Larkya – La Pass (5218 meters) 8h00 walk.
Day 16: Bimthang – Tilije (2300 m) 6h00 walking distance.
Day 17: Tilije – Taal (1700 m) 6h00 walk
Day 18: Taal – Danda Bahun (1340 m) 6h00 walk.
Day 19: Bahun Danda – Bensishahar (900 m) 6h00 walk.
Day 20: Drive from Bensi Shahar to Kathmandu (1350 m) 6h00 drive.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN||Kathmandu International Airport.|
|DEPARTURE||Please report at least 3 hours before the flight.|
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1. You can enjoy your trek entirely without carrying a heavy backpack.
2. Another is to increase the local communities’ income.