Duration: 22 Days
Trek grade: Strenuous
Manaslu is one of the recently opened
areas for trekking with limited number of tourists each
year. The passing through Larkya La Pass (5153m) cuts
behind the Manaslu massif offers some of the finest
trekkings in the Himalayan wilderness. We commence the
trek from Gorkha and trek up the wild Buri Gandaki River
through rough gorges slicing between Himchuli (7890m)
and Ganesh (7429m). The trek is geographically spectacular
From here, begin your ascent through the Gandaki River
valley, fed by innumerable rivers and waterfalls and
plunge into its bathing pools. From here, the strenuous
section begins and yaks begin to outnumber people in
a rocky landscape. In Samagoan (3450m.), visit the glacial
green lake of Birendra, before crossing into mystic
Samdo, a mere 15 km from the Tibetan border. Here, Tibetan
monks inhabit sacred monasteries. There, combined with
the views of Tibetan plateau against stark white Himalayas
makes this a truly spiritual place. Continuing, more
monasteries await you in Larkya Bazaar, along with your
biggest challenge - crossing Larkya pass. fascinating
the views of Manslu and other neighboring peaks are
spectacular from Larkya La Pass. Snow covered peaks
reaching over 6500 mt, demand your utmost respect as
you are crossing, quite literally, the top of the world.
The relaxing descent will take you through alpine, tropical
areas, bursting with ferns, bamboo’s, pine, waterfalls
and aqua-blue green lakes laced with cotton-white beaches.
Much of this trek is in a region of strong Tibetan influence.
The inhabitants of upper Buri Gandaki region are Nupri,
who are direct descendants of Tibetan immigration. Buddhist
prayer flags and chortens are abundant in the region.
Finally, the Manasalu will disappear behind you as you
descend to Beshishar (832m.). This 3 week's excursion
will leave you with a sense of peace and respect for
the people of Nepal and its ecological wonders.