Manaslu trekking was officially opened to trekkers in 1991, and lies in the west part of Nepal near the Tibetan border. At 8163 meters (26, 775′), Manaslu is the 8th highest peak in the world. Its name means “The Spirit-Mountain” in the local dialect, referring to the benevolent and strong deity which dwells within. Trekking in Manaslu is one of the most delightful adventures, but mountaineering expeditions have long accessed to Manaslu area. This area offers a combination of rich culture heritage, unsurpassed beauty and biological diversity.
Arughat is the best and popular trek starting point for the Manaslu Larkya La pass trekking. The trekking route through the Larka La is not a difficult pass, but it is harder than most in Nepal. The Manaslu trek is a fascinating course. It is a well- loved journey from Gorkha Bazar or Dhanding Bensi to the Budhi Gandaki, passing through a huge precipitous valley. It demonstrates the contrasting world of Sama, while crossing snow-covered Larke La and descending to the Marsyangdi Khola. All supplies necessary for the trip (including food and kerosene) must be carried in and all rubbish must be pottered out. As it is a long course, you must be in strong physical health and have a few extra days for rest during the trek. In this time, you can enjoy strolling about the glacial lake and Pugen Glacier there. There are plenty of options for the accommodations, either by setting up your own camp or staying in teahouses along the way.
Along with Manaslu, the Tsum Valley is also a trek option for this region. It was a restricted area until it was opened for trekking in 2008 and there is a little information available on the area. The Tsum Valley is a sacred Himalayan pilgrimage valley situated in northern Gorkha, Nepal. The word “Tsum” literally means vivid. Against the majestic backdrop of the Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal, and Boudha ranges, this serene Himalayan valley is rich in ancient art, culture and religion. The local people are mostly of Tibetan origin and speak unique dialect. Trails are strewn with artistic chortens and lined with mani walls made of thousands of stone slabs – carved with drawings of deities and inscribed with prayers. The famous Kyimu Lung, a pilgrimage circuit in the central Trans-Himalaya, is well known for its center of learning and meditation. This circuit traverses the Tsum Valley the Manaslu area in Nepal, and southern parts of Tibet.
Duration : 19 Days
Duration : 24 Days
Duration : 19 Days