MANASLU BASE CAMP TREKKING
Major Attraction: Min of 2 - 3 weeks Manaslu circuit trekking now usually starts in ArughatBazzar – Gorkha district which follows the pine - forested Syala village & valley consists largely of trekking through cultivated land but the George becomes steadily more rugged and narrow until it closer right in above Jagat . Requires fully camping support but the building of tea houses means the trek can be completed using local accommodation which offers very basic facilities. The trek requires a special permit of US$ 50 a week however depending on the season and you need min of 2 passports to apply for special permit through a registered agency like Splendid Holidays Treks and Expedition Pvt. Ltd. While trekking through the Manaslu ten peaks of over 6500 meters in height including peaks of over 7000 meters elevation & village called Samagaun ( Same) are dotted .Samdo the highest village in the BudhiGandaki Valley and is inhabited by Bhotias, further trekking leads along a major secondary to the Larkha La with a backdrop of the Tibetan border. Along this route, CheoHimal, HimlungHimal and Kang Guru are visible, along with the occasional views of the Annapurna great Himalayan ranges. To see Manaslu clearly, Bimtang(Bimdakhoti) situated at 1500 meters is also a right place. Larkya pass is one of the easier of the high passes in Nepal but heavy snow can make the route difficult especially on the western side where deep snow drifts are possible to be found.
Since there are two popular routes, one can trek through DhudhKhola(a tributary of Marshyangdi river – source is Tilicho Lake), cris-crosses Marshyangdi River before reaching Bhulbhule, TarukhaGhat, cross the ChepeKhola and DorandiKhola before returning to Gorkha or alternatively, one is the Annapurna Circuit trail join at Dharapani from where you can trek down or drive back to Kathmandu via Besishar (once a starting point of Annapurna circuit) or to Pokhara. Continue Annapurna Circuit or crossing via the highest lake Tilicho to Jomsom and fly out to Pokhara are an ideal extension. Tsum valley and surroundings which was once restricted for foreigners for a long time, is now the key center of attraction for intrepid