Mt Manaslu (8156m) is the eights highest mountain in the world; Mt Manaslu is located west central part of Nepal about forty miles east of Annapurna.
The mountain's long ridges and valley glaciers offer feasible approaches from all directions, and culminate in a peak that towers steeply above its surrounding landscape.
Manaslu trekking has been open since 1991. It provides spectacular beauty along the border of Nepal and Tibet. Ten peaks over 6,500 meters are visible, including a few over 7,000 meters. The highest point reached along the trek route is the Larkya-La at an elevation of 5,235 meters. Mt Manaslu region offers a variety of trekking options. The popular Manaslu trekking route of 177 kilometers (110 mi), skirts the Manaslu massif over the pass down to Annapurna.
The Manaslu trekking route goes around the Manaslu massif over the pass down to Annapurna area. The trekking trail follows an ancient salt–trading route along the Buri Gandaki River. The trek lasts for three weeks, and starts and ends at Gorkha village. From Gorkha, the route passes through green foothills, the Buri Gandaki valley (at Arughat), crosses several gorges, and arrives a week later at dang, further north of the Ganesh Himal range. The route follows the pine-forested Syala village, which has the backdrop of many horseshoe-shaped peaks, and reaches the village of Samagaon (Sama) at the foot of Manaslu. There is a Buddhist shrine at Samagaon, where the monks and nuns reside. After half a day’s trek from Samagaon, the village of Samdo, the highest village in the Buri Gnadaki valley inhabited by Bhotias, is reached. This village commands a view of the valley and Pang Phuchi village with a backdrop of the Tibetan border.
Further trekking leads along a major secondary valley to the Larkha La. Along this route, Cheo Himal, Himlung Himal and Kang Guru are seen, along with occasional views of the Annapurna massif. From here, the meadowland of Bumthang (Bimdakhoti) at elevation 1,500 meters is reached, from where Manaslu is clearly visible. From Manaslu, the circuit passes through Dudh Khola (a tributary of Marsyangdi river), crises-crosses Marsyangdi River before reaching Bhulbule Besisahar. Two alternative routes are also popular. One is on the Annapurna trail but leaves it at Dharapani to reach Manang, crossing thorongla-pass and jomsom (Kali gandaki valley). From jomsom flights depart to pokhara. The other alternative route is from Bhulbule, crossing Marsyangdi to Khudi/besisahar and drive back to Kathmandu or Pokhara.
Day 01- Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters). O/N Hotel
Day 02- Free day In KTM O/N Hotel
Day 03- Drive to Arughat (640meters) 5 hours. O/N Camp
Day 04- Trek to Soti Khola (775meters) 6 hours. O/N camp
Day 05- Trek to Machha Khola (900meters) 5.30 hours/N Camp
Day 06- Trek to Jagat (1340meters) 6 hours. O/N Camp
Day 07- Trek to Ngyak (2310meters) 6 hours. O/N Camp
Day 08- Trek to Ghap (2100meters) 6 hours. O/N Camp
Day 09- Trek to Lho (3200meters) 6 hours. O/n Camp
Day 10- Trek to Samagompa (3500meters) 6 hours.
Day 11- Trek to Stone Hut (4500meters) 5 hours. O/N Camp
Day 12- Acclimatization and exploration day.
Day 13- Cross Larkya La (5215meters) and trek Bhimphedi (3590meters) 8 hours. O/N Camp
Day 14- Trek to Tilje (3900meters) 5 hours’/N Camp
Day 15- Trek to Tal (1725meters) 5 hours. O/N Camp
Day 16- Trek to Jagat (1300meters) 5 hours. O/N Camp
Day 17- Trek to Baundanda (1275meters) 5 hours. O/N Camp
Day 18- Trek to Beshisahar. 5 hours. O/N Camp
Day 19- Drive back to Kathmandu by bus. 7 hours. O/N Hotel
Day 20- Leisure day in Kathmandu .O/N Hotel
Day 21- Transfer to international airport for your final departure.