The Manaslu region offers many trekking options. This trek starts from Arughat Bazaar and ends in Besisahar, the starting point of the Annapurna Circuit Trek. The trek Lead us an ancient salt–trading route along the steep sided Budhi Gandaki River. From Deng, the slopes of ravines ease and views of snow peaks start appearing from Ligaon. Further from Lhogaon, an impressive view of Manaslu, with its double peak, appears described as “a soaring monarch with a double-edged summit towering above fields of barley.
This trail follows the pine-forested Syala village, which has the backdrop of many horseshoe-shaped peaks, and reaches the village of Samagaon at the foot of Manaslu. There is a Buddhist monastery at Samagaon, where monks and nuns reside. After half a day’s trek from Samagaon, the village of Samdo is reached. Samdo is the highest village in the Budhi Gandaki valley and is inhabited by Bhotias. This village commands a view of the valley and Pang Phuchi village with a backdrop of the Tibetain 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 Bimtang (Bimdakhoti) is reached, from where Manaslu is clearly visible.
Destination: Manaslu & Annapurna Region
Trek Duration: 17 Days
Mode of Trek: Teahouse lodge
Grade of Trek: Moderate
Entry Point: Arughat
Exit Point: Besisahar
Max. Elevation: 4460 Meters
Approx per Day Walk: 5-6 HRS
Culture: Tibetan, Tamang, Gurung, Nepali etc.
Major Attractions: Natural Environment, Wildlife, Mountains, Peaks, Hills, Flowers, Flora-
Transportation: Bus, Jeep & Car
Drive from Kathmandu (1,350 M/4,489ft) to Arughat (570 M/18,70ft), 7-8 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),or Jeep to SotiKhola (800m/2624ft) 2hrs
Trek from Arught to Labubensi (880 M/2,887ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
Trek from Labubensi to Dovan (1,070 M/3,510ft), 6-7 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
Trek from Dovan to Jagat (1,370 M/4,494ft), 6-7 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
Trek from Jagat to Nyak Phedi (2,340 M/7,677ft), 6-7 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
Trek from Nyag Phedi to Goup (2,400 M/7,874ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
Trek from Goup to Lho-Gau (3,020 M/9,908ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
Trek from Lo-Gau to Samo Gaun (3,390 M/11,122ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
Acclimatize, rest and exploring day around Samo Gaun (3,390 M/11,122ft), (Lodging + B-L-D),
Trek from Samo Gau to Samdo (3,690 M/12,106ft), 6-7 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
Trek from Samdo to Dharmashala (Base Camp) (4,460 M/14,632ft), 6-7 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
Trek from Dharmashala (Base Camp) to Bimthang (3,590 M/11,778ft), 6-7 hrs, Via Larkya La pass (5106m/16924ft) (Lodging + B-L-D),
Trek from Bhumthang to Gho-Tilje (2,300 M/7,547ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
Trek from Gho-Tilje to Jagat (1,300 M/4,265ft), 6-7 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
Trek from Jagat to Nagdi (920 M/3,018ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
Trek from Nagadi to Besisahar (760 M/2,493ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
Drive back from Besisahar to Kathmandu (1,350 M/4,489ft), 7-8 hrs, (Lodging + B).