Nepal : Trekking round Manaslu

In November 2005 i started with three friends a trekking tour round Manaslu. For this one need a special permit which is only issued for guided and organised tour by a registered agency. So my personal friend Bachan Rai had to go to an agency which issued us the necessary papers. But in fact everythind was organised by him.


Trekking in Nepal Manaslu treck

The Manaslu massif is lying about 100 km west of Kathmandu between Ganesh and Annapurna Himal. if you are going the Annapurna round trek you can see it in the east. North of it , the river Buddhi Gandaki, sometimes called also Burri Gandaki has its source to head south through a formidable and long gorge.


The Manaslu trek: I wrote our one page for each day. Other people may have a very different schedule. As we were trekking in The end of November/beginning of December, Days were very short on often we had to stop pretty early at 4 PM, not knowing if we would safely reach our planning sleeping place before darkness. So if you are trekking in October, things may be much easier.

Round Manaslu in general

from Kathmandu to Arughat Bazar

The long gorge

From Arughat to Armala

Day 2: Armala to Machakhola

Day 3: From Machakhola to the first camp Camp before Jagat

Day 4: Jagat to the biwouak cave

Day 5: Cave to Bihi

Day 6: Bihi to Namrung

The upper valley of the Buddhi Gandaki

Day 7 (and 8): Namrung to Lho

Day 9: from Lho to Samagaon

Day 10: Samagaon to Samdo

 Crossing Larkya La

Day 11: Samdo to Dharamsala

Day 12: Crossing Larkya La

The valley of the Duth Kola

Day 13: Bimtang to boihini’s house

Day 14: End of our Manaslu trek in Dharapani joining the classic Annapurna round trek

Photos: the pictures of the manaslu pages are from me and my friends. You can see the respective autor in the filename of the photo: HH = Hans Henninger, HPS = Hans-Peter Stupp, MJ = Manfred Jeckel und AdR = Andrées de Ruiter

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