Manaslu base camp is one of the best treks in Nepal. Manaslu is the world’s 8th highest mountain followed by crossing Larkya La pass. This trek would appeal to anyone who is looking for a challenging trek in a remote region of the Nepal Himalaya.
This trail passes through a geographically spectacular and culturally fascinating area with scenery similar to the classic Annapurna Circuit. This trek starts at the town of Arughat passing through bamboo forests and Gurung villages in the narrow Buri Gandaki gorge. After Lho village we enter the Nupri region inhabited by Tibetan immigrants where you will see colourful prayer flags, main walls and monasteries along the way.
After Samdo village we start the approach towards the Larkya La pass crossing the high Himalayan pass is a challenging day. Although would be a good objective for a fit hill walker with no previous mountaineering experience. The view from the Larkya La is superb where we will see Himal Chuli, Manaslu, Cheo Himal and Himlung mountains.
Trekking around Manaslu offers a unique opportunity to experience the relatively “untouched” region of Nepal. It has been open for trekking since 1991. It provides spectacular beauty along the border of Nepal and China and is now a controlled trekking route which allows organized trekking groups special permits to venture round its spectacular circuit.