Mansalu Base Camp Trek
Manaslu Circuit Trek was opened for trekking only after 1992 and this trek around the world’s eight highest peak Manaslu at 8163m is really enjoyable and less crowded . The name Manaslu means “The Spirit-Mountain” in local language, referring to the strong deity that dwells within. With an offer of fabulous beauty along the border of Nepal and Tibet. It is now a restricted trekking route for which trekkers should obtain a special permit from the government registered trekking agency of Nepal to get entrance in this region, (namaste nomad can arrange all permits for our trekker). Only then, you can have the chance to venture around its magnificent circuit. This trekking has a unique surrounding that is exceptionally rich in its bio-diversity, which has make it popular as the tourist destinations for several years. All the features of this region including natural scenery, high glacier lakes, fascinating flora and fauna and majestic Himalayan ranges have made it one of the best places of Nepal.
On the trail, you will get a chance to witness the magnificent view of Mt Manaslu (8163m), the eight tallest mountain in the world. This trekking route also provides enthralling views of other highest mountains in the world such as HimalChuli (7893m), Annapurna Range, Shringi (7187m), Ngadi Chuli (7871m) and Ganesh Himal.
- The trekking trail is less crowded, wild and remote.
- The trail follows the Budhi Gandaki, a deep, long river gorge, with many suspension bridges.
- Breathtaking views of highest peaks in the world like Mt. Manaslu, Lamjung Himal and Mt. Annapurna II
- The trekking trail gives an opportunity to explore both cultural and as well as natural diversity
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IncludedMansalu Base Camp Trek
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing/Shopping
Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Aruhgat
Day 4: Arughat to Soti Khola
Day 5: Soti khola to Machha Khola
Day 6: Machha Khola to Jagat
Today, we shall cross the Maccha Khola, and walk upstream towards the small hamlet of Khola Bensi. Enjoy a bath in the hot spring there, and then move along the steep valley sides. The trail gets too steep at this point that we have to head for the left bank via a suspension bridge.
We resume our trek though a forested path, rest for a cup of tea at Doban, and then walk to Lauri, where we switch back to the right side of the river through another suspension bridge. A little climb and the sight of Jagat’s field will welcome you for an overnight camp.
Day 7: Jagat to Deng
Day 8: Deng to Ghap
Day 9: Ghap to Lho Gaon
From Ghap, we move further up, crossing the BuriGandaki river three times more, towards the alpine territory, where your cameras will have lots of mountain views to capture.
At length, we will reach the Namrung village (guys there will check or special permits), above which are pasture lands and a large stream (originating from Lidanda Glaciers) to cross over on our route. We will pass the Sho village, dwelling at the altitude of 3000m (provides nice views of Manaslu), and then reach our destination for the day – Lho Gaon.
Day 10: Lho Gaon to Sama Gao
Day 11: Acclimatization
Day 12: Sama Gaon to Samdo
Day 13: Samdo to Dharmasala
Day 14: Dharmasala-Cross Larkya la pass and trek to Bhimtang
The next day, we ascent up Dharmasala, hitting an ablation valley presenting stunning views of the Larkya Peak. The trail gets steep, as we move up through the moraines to the Larkya La pass, where we can capture incredible pictures of Annapurna II, Cheo Himal, Himlung Himal among other snowcapped mountains. Walking though snow and moraines, we reach the lovely forest area of Tanbuche.
A descent now, and we reach Bimthang, an ablation valley composed of nothing but abandoned homes and Buddhist prayer rocks.
Day 15: Bhimtang to Goa
We descend towards Goa from here. The south horizon is impressive with the Manaslu in the east and Annapurna II in the west.
Further down, we follow our trail through a bridge at Dudh Khola, trek through the blossom of rhododendron flowers, leave Karche in our wake, submit to a checking at Thonje village, cross Marsyangdi river, join other trekkers of the Annapurna circuit, and rest at Goa.