Trekking Highlights: Manasalu is an authentic, Nepal trekking experience that is unknown to many tourists. This is a unique trekking experience that takes you through the valley of the Budhi Gandaki River. Opened for tourism purposes in 1991 A.D., this trip starts at Gorkha, an ancient Kingdom in central west, in a circular pattern and extends towards the Budhi Gandaki Valley. The trek through this ancient valley presents astounding mountainous views, ascending through the cascading Gandaki gorge into the Tibetan enclaves of Samdo, Sam Gaon to finally cross the immutable Larky La pass of Snowy peaks. Trek through the alpine meadows and dense forests to the cultivated farmlands in the Marsyangdi valley, the route also links up with the eastern sector of the Annapurna Circuit. Close views of Lamjung, Annapurnas, Larkya peak, Panbari, Samdo Himal, Nirekha, Saula, Khayang and other peaks can be climbed.
Trek Itinerary: Day 1: Arrival day in Kathmandu (4,265 ft) Day 2:Kathmandu Valley sightseeing & trek preparation Day 3: Kathmandu to Arughat (1,804 ft), 8-9 hrs drive Day 4: Trek to Liding (2,820 ft), 5 to 6 hours walking Day 5:Trek to Korlabesi (3,181 ft), 5 - 6 hours walking Day 6: Trek to Salleri (4,460 ft), 5 - 6 hours walking Day 7:Trek to Deng (6,100 ft), 6 - 7 hours walking Day 8:Trek to Ghap (7,806 ft), 3 - 4 hours walking Day 9:Trek to Lho (10,430 ft), 4 - 5 hours walking Day 10:Trek to Samagaon (11,316 ft), 5 - 6 hours walking Day 11:Acclimatization day at Samagaon Day 12:Trek to Samdo (12,660 ft), 3-4 hours walking Day 13:Trek to Larkya Phedi (14,628 ft), 3 - 4 hours walking Day 14:Cross the Larkya La (19,842 ft), trek to Bimtang (11,811 ft), 7 - 8 hours walkingCross the Larkya La (19,842 ft), trek to Bimtang (11,811 ft), 7 - 8 hours walking Day 15:Trek to Tilje (7,544 ft), 5 - 6 hours walking Day 16: Trek to Chamje (4,690 ft), 5 - 6 hours walking Day 17:Trek to Nyagdi (3,017 ft), 5 - 6 hours walking Day 18: Trek to Khudi, (2, 591 ft), 5-6 hours walking Day 19: Drive from Khudi to Kathmandu, 7-8 hours drive Day 20:Arrive in Kathmandu Day 21: Departure from Kathmandu