Manaslu Base Camp Trek, One of the Best Trekking Routes to Do in 2020
Manaslu Base Camp trek is a fascinating trekking route, which includes visiting the three peaks of Manaslu, known as "Japanese Peak". Mt. Manaslu 8163m is best known Himal for trekking, hiking, difficult walking and expedition which is also consider as Adventurous Sport.
It is a well-known and well loved but rarely visited trekking area. Manaslu trekking area is taken as a Classical trek as well as Adventurous Treks too. Manaslu – means the “mountain of soul”, is one of the imminent geographical charismas dominating the historical kingdom of Gorkha. A conical shaped snow capped mountain of height 8,163m above the sea level is the major attraction of this trekking package. Locally Manaslu is known as Pungen Ri whose embodiment is worshiped in a Gompa couple of hundred meter above the village of Sama Goan.
Nepal is known as the capital of world trekking simply because there are so many trekking routes that you can take which offers uniques experiences and challenges. Everest Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Machhapuchre Base Camp Trek are just a few of them with hundreds of snow capped mountains there are simply unlimited possibilities. One of the most prominent and all around routes on which you can experience little bit of everything is Manaslu Base Camp Trek. Because of Manaslu regions remoteness not many tourist go there but for opportunist it is one of the best reason to visit. It is a lot less crowded then EBCs and ABCs. It has its heritage preserved and is isolated with outsite world so you can feel like you are one of the locals.
Manaslu Base Camp with Larkya Pass is one of the classic treks in Nepal. The trail beyond the Budhi Gandaki is one of the most difficult routes with huge amounts of ascent and descent as you trek up and down over ridges and onto shelves to bypass cliffs. The trail is rough and steep and at times literally hangs on a buff high above the river with its many bridges. This trek is geographically spectacular and culturally mesmerizing. The views of Manaslu and other neighboring peaks from Larkya La Pass are beyond tantalizing.
Trek normally starts at Arughat Bazaar then towards village of Deng along Budhi Gandaki River. As we walk further northwards the valley opens up to reveal the delightful alpine meadows and small Tibetan-style villages which cluster beneath Manaslu's sweeping North Face. We pass through Deng, Ghap, Lho Gaun and Sama Gaun all typical Tibetan villages with rows of small revolving prayer wheels used by Tibetan Buddhists and a wall of mani stones positioned in the middle of the trekking trail.
After we reach Samagaon, the largest and most important village in the region, we visit Samagaon Gompa and next day we do excursion to Manaslu Base Camp (4,665m) before heading west to cross the Larke Pass (5135 m),
It is considered one of the tougest route linking the Budhi Gandaki with the Marshyangdi valley. From Samagaon and Larke Pass the views are beyond imagination. One who seeks adventures and if dares should absolutely do Manaslu Base Camp Trek. It will show you who you really are, it will give you the opportunity to prove yourself.
Manaslu Base Camp Trek mostly goes like this.
Day 01 Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola 890 m 6-7 Hrs
Day 02 Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat 1350 m 6-7 Hrs
Day 03 Trek from Jagat to Pewa or Deng (1860 m)
Day 04 Trek from Pewa/Ghap to Lho (3180 m)
Day 05 Trek from Lho to Sama village.
Day 06 Sama Village Excursion.
Day 07 Trek from Sama Village to Manaslu Base Camp (4800m)
Day 18 Trek from Base camp to Sama village
Day 09 Trek from Sama (Gaun) to Namrung (2630 m)
Day 10 Trek from Namrung to Philim village.(1570 m)
Day 11 Trek from Philim to Machhakhola (859 m)
Day 12 Trek from Machhakhola to Soti Khola main trek finishing.