Cross high Larkya La and climb of Mt. Manaslu 8th world highest mountain in the shade of staggering highest mountains, in complete wilderness in the tranquility of harsh beautiful nature, in the vicinity of rich old Buddhist culture, religions, traditional villages, high terraced farm fields, in the country of highlanders of Nepal Himalaya.
Manaslu stands at the elevation of 8163 meters (26, 775 ft) ranking world’s 8th highest mountain located in the remote corner of Buri Gandaki valley of upper Gorkha district.
Manaslu is technically a challenging peak than other 8000 meters mountains and this expedition is considered the best preparation for Mt. Everest in comparison to Mt. Cho Oyu.
Mt. Manaslu is just 40 km away toward the eastward direction from the 10th highest Mt. Annapurna.
Around Manaslu range includes Ngadi Chuli, Himalchuli and Baudha. This incredible mountain is protected by Manaslu Conservation Area Project established in 1998.
Another popular peak in this area is Ganesh Himal (Yangra) with its height of 7,422 m (24,350 ft) lies east of Mt. Manalsu/ It is also situated in this eastern region.
This expedition allows you to explore the vicinity of Manaslu region with the main route of Annapurna circuit trek which makes this expedition even more special.
Manaslu literately means “Mountain of the Sprit” in local dialect, referring to the benevolent and strong deity, which dwells within.
The Japanese expedition group was the first to make the successful summit attempt on May 9, 1956 via Bumtang and Buri Gandaki River and crossing over to the Larkya La. Since then many climbers have used this route and have successfully conquered the summit of Mt. Manaslu.
This expedition starts with a scenic drive to Arughat bazaar, a small market in Gorkha district of Nepal from where this awesome adventure begins heading to Manaslu Base Camp at 4,800 m /15,748 ft passing several villages such as Jagat, Samagaon.
Above the base camp 4 more camps will be set Advance Base Camp, Camp I, Camp II and Camp III needed for reaching the summit.
The program I propose lasts for 49 days. We can of course adapt it based on what you are looking for.
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel:
Day 02-03: In Kathmandu sightseeing tour and preparation for expeditions.
Day 04: Drive to Arughat 600m / 1,968 ft 06 hrs journey.
Day 05: Trek to Soti Khola 730 m 05hrs
Day 06: Trek to Machha khola 930m 06 hrs
Day 07: Trek to Jagat 1,410m 06 hrs
Day 08: Trek to Dyang 1,800 m 06 hrs
Day 09: Trek to Ghap 2,160 m 04 hrs
Day 10: Trek to Lho 3,180 m / 10,430 ft 06 hrs
Day 11: Trek to Samagaon 3,530m / 11,578 ft 05 hrs
Day 12: In Samagaon rest and acclimatization day.
Day 13: Trek to Manaslu Base Camp 4, 800 m /15.748 ft 05 hrs.
Day 14- 23: At Base Camp rest days for acclimatization with final preparation for the climb of Mt. Manaslu.
Day 24- 37: Mt. Manaslu Climbing period.
Day 38: Trek back to Advance Base camp.
Day 39: Trek back to Base Camp.
Day 40: Clean up the Base Camp.
Day 41: Trek to Samdo 3,860 m /12,660 ft 08 hrs.
Day 42: Trek to Dharamsala / Larkya phedi 4,460m / 14, 628 ft 04 hrs
Day 43: Cross Larkya la 5,200m / 17,060 ft and trek to Bimthang 3,720 m /12, 201 ft 08 hrs.
Day 44: Trek to Gho 2,560 m / 8,396 ft 05 hrs
Day 45: Trek to Dharapani 1,860 m 06 hrs.
Day 46: Trek to another Jagat village 1,290 m 05 hrs.
Day 47: Drive back to Kathmandu via Beshisahar.
Day 48: In Kathmandu free day at leisure.
Day 49: International departure for homeward bound.
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48 – 49 days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
43 – 44 days.
Lodge-guesthouse & Camping.