Trekking around Manaslu offers a unique opportunity to experience relatively "untouched" region of Nepal. 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. Located in west-central Nepal, the trekking around Manaslu provides fantastic mountain scenery, spanning altitudes from 375 m to 5300 m. A diverse range of ecosystems and ethnic cultures, and a trail that puts one physically closer to Tibet than any other trek in Nepal. Trek to the foot of the North Face Manaslu. Cross the Thorung - la pass and explore the "Great Barrier". The complete circuit of Manaslu and annapurna (8163m) over the Larkya pass is one of Nepal's best-kept secrets. This unique itinerary links the trek around Manaslu with a traverse of the northern Annapurna range to Jomsom, crossing two remote 5000 meter passes while savouring the finest aspects of these spectacular massifs.
Your trek begins in the ancient town of Gorkha and follows the meandering Buri Gandaki River northwards to the village of Deng. Although quite board initially, the valley soon narrows down and you soon find that you are clambering high above the river on fantastic paths which cling precariously to the hillsides. This part of Nepal sees only a handful of trekkers each year and you can expect the trails to be less crowded. As you progress further northwards the valley opens up to reveal delightful alpine meadows and small Tibetan villages that are found in a cluster beneath sweeping North Face of Manaslu.You continue through Jagat, Gap Pu and Sho, typical Tibetan villages with rows of the prayer wheels and Mani stones. The trail eventually reaches Samagaon, the largest and most important village of the region. This is a key staging post for expedition teams attempting to climb Manaslu and the mountain from here is outstanding.