‘An adventure around the world 8th highest Mt. Manaslu with Larke-La Pass’
Manaslu Circuit Trekking is an exciting adventure that was opened to the outside world from 1992 onwards but remains a restricted area.
From Jagat village onwards the trail follows the ancient Trans Himalayan Salt Trade Route to Nepal & Tibet border. The other good reason for a restricted region of high Manaslu is to control the mass flow of trekkers.
All foreign visitors require a special permit to enter the former Forbidden country of Upper Manaslu enriched with ancient glory.
Manaslu Circuit Trekking, at present gaining much popularity among trekkers and adventurers as well for mountaineering expeditions to Mt. Manaslu.
The country of the Bhot people, the early migrants from Tibet where language and culture remain the same as Tibetan predecessors.
The name Manaslu comes from an ancient Sanskrit word that means the “Mind or Soul of a God or Holy spirits”. Likewise, the native of Manaslu calls as ‘Kutang’ of Tibetan origin language, meaning a flourishing land for agriculture and livestock.
Mt. Manaslu rises at 8,163 m / 26, 781 feet, listed as the world’s eighth highest peak, located in Nepal North Mid-West. Around the remote corners of the Gorkha district, the mountain was the first ascent by the Japanese Expedition in 1956.
Manaslu Circuit Trekking starts from low warm heavily farmed areas of Gorkha at Machha-Khola and then reaches cooler alpine hills.
Entering into lovely woodland covered in rhododendron, oaks, magnolia, pines, and fir tree lines, as adventure head higher terrain. Enjoy the beautiful country landscapes of great dramatic change from sub-tropical to cooler alpine climates.
As the walk progress spending overnights in the nice villages of Jagat, Deng, Ghap, and Lho-Gaon reaching around scenic high Manaslu valley.
From Deng onwards one can notice strong Buddhism culture of Tibetan influence, facing grand views of majestic Mt. Manaslu. The adventure continues through farmland and villages reaching Sama-Gaon, the main major village of upper Manaslu. Having a rest day to explore its viewpoints and observe the local impressive immense heritage custom. A great nice and exciting place and a perfect height of above 3,500 m high for acclimatization.
From Sama-Gaon on the high trails trekking around the windswept arid valley to the last village of Samdo. The gateway to Nepal and Tibet border, as well towards our destination at Dharmasala and high Larke-La Pass.
On leaving Samdo reaching Dharmasala, at the end of Manaslu valley and Gorkha district, the base of Larke-La Pass. Next early morning a strenuous long climb on high rocky slopes leads you to the top Larke-La pass. The highest point of the adventure is festooned with thousands of prayer flags, facing excellent views of the surrounding mountain range.
Breathtaking panorama of Manaslu range of peaks includes mountains of Manang areas with Annapurna Himalayas. A long descent takes you to the other side of the pass around Manang areas at Bhimthang. Back into green vegetation and tall tree lines, after a great tough day, the rest of the walk on a long downhill.
Where walk leads to Dharapani village, the meeting point of famous Annapurna and Manaslu Circuit trekking trails. From Dharapani adventure continues to the end of Manang district at Tal and beyond to the end of adventurous walks.
On reaching the low farm village of Chamje, an exciting drive brings you to the Lamjung area at Besisar town. The overland journey leads to the main busy highway and then finally completes the Manaslu Circuit adventure reaching Kathmandu.
What do we usually hear about the Manaslu Circuit trek: - the most beautiful - the least crowded - very basic accommodation conditions Now I can appreciate how true this is: - the most beautiful - definitely yes! Giant waterfalls, beautiful forests, picturesque valleys, snowy peaks, charming villages. Do not repeat my mistake - take pictures with a good camera, not a smartphone. - the least crowded - not at all! Well, this is not Everest Base Camp trek. But don't expect seclusion. - very basic accommodation conditions - not at all! Maybe this is the merit of our guides, but the lodges are even better than what I had on the track to Everest Base Camp. Electrical sockets, wifi, and even a shower in the room are fairly common options. The shower, however, is only cold (or does not work at all). And the doors do not close, as the latches are uneven. But who cares when you have a fantastic view outside the window)) I am very grateful to our Nepalese team - porters and guides. Bam and Amrit are highly professional and experienced guides. Their knowledge, helpfulness and sense of humour made a great atmosphere in the team and keep us in the spirit of exploration. It's priceless to have such people. Guys, thanks a lot for the unforgettable adventure!
We had an amazing time on the Manaslu Circuit Trek. This was a challenging hike for us, but well worth it. We saw lots of animals, including monkeys, waterfalls and spectacular views . Bam was a wonderful guide. We learned so much from him about the area and Nepalese culture. We would definitely go with him again.
Our itineraries of any trips are based on our leading experience in the Himalayas. But, we also organize the trips according to your special requests or your personally given itinerary. Please, feel free to contact us for your questions and queries.
Traveling to Himalayan countries specially on treks and other adventure with Nepal-Bhutan and Tibet, where clients should purchase travel and medical insurance covering immediate evacuation by any means of transportations, like helicopter or fastest way vehicle to reach nearest city and town hospitals.
Insurance Policy should cover all medical expenses incurred during your holidays in Himalayan countries, including travel insurance where sometimes Himalayan weather even in best times can be unpredictable, where trekking routes can be re-routed of cancelled in this case local company will not entertain you with refund, however provides you with letter so that one can claim from your respective insurance companies.
Should cover medical insurance for illness and emergency evacuation by Helicopter or other means of transportations including other expenses on treatment at respective countries hospitals, as for travel insurance against bad unfavorable weather conditions, delay or cancellation of domestic flights on mountainous area where flight involves on the start of trek and at the end.
Travel and Medical Insurance also needs to cover when clients break the journey in the middle of the trip, due to sickness-personal domestic problem etc………
On treks or climb where you will be accompanied by our expert guide who knows the area on route of the trek chosen, we have professional and veteran guides to led the trek where you can feel comfortable, as our guide are knowledgeable offers you various information of the country from history-geography, culture to flora and fauna.
All guides have gone through basic medical training that includes high altitude symptoms or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) can help you with simple medical First Aid and for severe condition will support taking you to safe area or to nearest hospitals by any means of quick transportation.
Our guides are well versed in Eco-Trekking and Responsible Tourism as well and are committed in keeping the environment on trekking route in pristine form as it was.
Porters are picked can be regular porter of the company of hired in Kathmandu-Pokhara or in Lukla on start of the trekking, with always a strong and cheerful porters to carry your heavier luggage, baggage of 15 to 25 kg maximum weights to carry by each porters, we do not allow underage porters of below 16 years of age or above 50 years.
Porters and guide are well looked after by the company with good wages, medical insurance, travel allowance including meals on treks and climb company also provides warm gear in winter as well for high and cold altitude trips.
We are also member of PACT (Porters Act commitment).
High Altitude or Acute Mountain Sickness for short as AMS a symptom faced and can catch any people on high altitude adventure walks.
Due to high pressure and low oxygen level as certain height where some people feel uneasiness with shortness of breathiness, light headache, nausea, dizziness, lack of good sleep and with less appetite.
To avoid these whole symptoms where we always designed itinerary days accordingly with enough space, flexible days for acclimatization at high elevation, taking short walks up and sleeping and resting at low places.
The other good way to avoid AMS taking slow and steady pace on walks, stopping frequently to catch your breath and adding lot of fluid or safe drinking water at least 2-3 liters a day to support against AMS.
On high altitude take enough rest and with short slow hike above high hills to catch views as well to support acclimatization and sleeping and resting at low altitude will certainly helps you in avoiding AMS.
The company provides as precaution measures against AMS with comprehensive medical kit, oxygen and Gamma Bags / Pressure Bags in some high altitude adventure treks, where some people as per their own doctor advice use Diamox also known as Acetazolamide to prevent and reduce symptoms of AMS can lower headache when in high altitude walks and climb
Useful in situations when you cannot make high ascent, the best ways to prevent altitude sickness doing it slowly, stopping for overnights at certain altitude to adjust to the new height, and taking it easy for first one or two 2 days.
Acetazolamide a "water pill" (diuretic), it decrease amount of fluids that can build up in eyes, also helps to decrease buildup of body fluids (edema) caused by congestive heart failure or certain medications. Acetazolamide can work less well over time, so it is usually used only for a short period of time.
Using this pill should get advice from your doctor before trip departure to high Himalaya.
In our list we always mention general medication to bring from home as well from your doctor advice also, your doctor might recommend you some basic medication list like medicine against diarrhea, headache, fever, cold-flu as well constipation including first aid for cuts-wounds and burns as well.