Mt. Manaslu is the world's eighth highest mountain,reaching 8156meters above sea level. It is a restricted trekking area that requires special permits, which werefirst officially offered in 1991,and is becoming a very popular trekking destination these days. Trek to Manaslu begins with a long drive from Kathmandu to Arughat, which is a fascinating town full of mixed cultures, caste groups and ethnic groups. Manaslu trek is geographically spectacular and culturally fascinating. The Manaslu trail leads you through Budi Gandaki valley towards the top of Larkya La, and drops down to the Manang district. There is a hot spring along the route where you can enjoy a refreshing hot bath. The people along the way are largely Tibetan Buddhists who settled here in the early 1600s.
The Larkya La pass is the most dramatic pass over the Himalayas. Manaslu trekking traverses a large elevation range, coming from the lower valley before climbing to high Himalayan passes. There are very basic tea houses, along with basic accommodations and basic foods available on this route, so we will have to prepare for that. After the pass, the trail drops down to Dharapani, which is en route to the Annapurna Circuit, then ends in Besisahar from which we will drive back to Kathmandu.