Manaslu Region Trek, the best all round trek and a great alternative for Annapurna Circuit takes you to the most remote region of Nepal in comparison to some of the established trekking destinations.
Opened for trekkers in 1991, Manaslu still is relatively less explored. What make Manaslu the best all round trek is the high Himalayan passes, ethnic Tibetan villages, with the spectacular views of snow-peaks and campsites.
The case scenario after the April 2015 earthquake.
- Triggered Landslide
- As a result the river changed course eastwards
- The trails at Jagat Gaun in Sirdibash and Yaru Bagar in Kerauja were swept away
- Villagers and trekkers were forced to use lengthy and dangerous diversions
- Tourism dired, Villages consequently were cut-off threatening locals livelihood
Manaslu made easier for trekking and locals again
With the financial help of UKaid, the construction of a 195 meter long steel cantilever pathway, said to be the first of its kind in Nepal, has been completed and is expected to ease the journey of northern Gorkha locals and trekkers.
The alternative road was much more difficult and long, now with the construction of the cantilever pathway the routes are more safer and easier. Resulting the obstructed trekking routes to reopen for trekkers and safer routes for locals.
According to the UKaid, around 8,000 locals in eight northern VDCs of the Gorkha district would benefit from the structure.
Manaslu Circuit Trek Outline Itinerary
Day 3 : Kathmandu to Arughat (550m/1,804ft), 8-9 hrs drive
Day 4 : Trek to Liding (860m/2820ft), 5 to 6 hours walking
Day 5 : Trek to Korlabesi (970m/3181ft), 5 – 6 hours walking
Day 6 : Trek to Salleri (1,360m/4460ft), 5 – 6 hours walking
Day 7 : Trek to Deng (1,860m/6100ft), 6 – 7 hours walking
Day 8 : Trek to Ghap (2,380m/7806ft), 3 – 4 hours walking
Day 9 : Trek to Lho (3,180m/10430ft), 4 – 5 hours walking
Day 10 : Trek to Samagaon (3,450m/11316ft), 5 – 6 hours walking
Day 11 : Acclimatization day at Samagaon
Day 12 : Trek to Samdo (3,860m/12660ft), 3-4 hours walking
Day 13 : Trek to Larkya Phedi (4,460m/14628ft), 3 – 4 hours walking
Day 14 : Cross the Larkya La (5,135m/19842ft), trek to Bimtang (3,590m/11811ft), 7 – 8 hours walking
Day 15 : Trek to Tilje (2,300m/7544ft), 5 – 6 hours walking
Day 16 : Trek to Chamje (1,430m/4690ft), 5 – 6 hours walking
Day 17 : Trek to Syange and drive to Kathmandu (2 to 3 hour walk), 6 – 7 hours driving
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