Manaslu Trekking Trail With different Village in Manaslu Circuit

Manaslu Trek Section
If we have a look at Great Himalayan Trail there are a different section of trail like Kanchenjunga Section, Makalu Section, Everest Section, Langtang Section, Manaslu Section and Dolpo Section. Each section is separate region and offers different experience, different culture, and aspects. We might not know that Manaslu Circuit Trekking belongs to Upper Route of Great Himalayan Trail. A single section of Manaslu itself comprises of different culture and experience. On the basis of elevation and Manaslu trek itinerary, we can divide entire Manaslu Trek into six different groups where trekkers always had something different to see and experience. After the Massive number of trekker's crowd  in Annapurna and Everest, Manaslu trek becomes more popular Annapurna circuit trek often compears verses Manaslu circuit trek as well. However, each trek has won significant value on trekker's eyes. Today, in this article we  are going to share our experience about Manaslu trekking trail
Arughat to Jagat
This is the lower elevation of Manaslu Trek on start phase where the mostly trail passes through a gentle flat trail with minor up and down terrain. Mostly trail passes through the local settlement that resembles with Aryan Ethnic as seen on another hilly region of Nepal. From Maccha Khola and onward there is a mix of Gurung and village of Uhiya above Tatopani is a complete big settlement of Ghale People. On the basis of landscape and terrain Jagat is probably the most beautiful area of this section. Before arriving Jagat it is wide river valley with lush green pastureland and brown rocky gorge. It is the entrance of restricted trekking region in Nepal  and Manaslu Conservation Area also start from Jagat.
Jagat to Deng
Philim is major settlement in between Jagat and Deng. From Philim housing structure change totally as village is made up of stone houses. School build by Japanese can be viewed distinctly from far as it is little bit different than local houses there, mainly because of its round roof. Village is full of local Gurung people here. On the next northwest on settlement we can see historic settlement of Pangsing that looks very remote and historic with its housing and prayer flags. Houses are very small and made of mud and wood that are mostly with black roof because of smoke and little brown wall. Deng and Ghap are commercial area with few teahouses and almost absence of big village.
Deng to Samdo
Once we move ahead from Deng now we are on area that we had seen on village of Pangsing from Philim. Housing of local people are very basic. Chorten made up of mud now start appearing on trail. The sudden change is ethnic group as people here are closely resemble with Tibetan in every aspect, as they speak similar language as Tibetan, their dress is same as Tibetan and their housing too. Village of Shyala, Lho and Lhi before arriving Sama Gaon are mesmerizing. There are very small hut almost made up of wood only with some stone and mud. No doubt this is the most beautiful section of entire Manaslu Trail. Best view of Manaslu Massif can be seen from Lho and Lhi. Village of Prok is located on alternative long trail toward Sama Gaon otherwise there is very beautiful lake on surrounding ridge of Prok. Manaslu Base Camp, Birendra Lake and side trip to Tibetan Border are major highlights of this section on Sama Gaon and Samdo. There is monastery on each village and big Lama School at Lho.
Samdo to Bimthang
Larke Pass is in between settlement of Samdo and Bimthang. There is temporary settlement at Dharmsala with one single teahouse before the Larke Pass. This is silent section on Manaslu Circuit Trek. As there is no settlement in between Dharmasala and Bimthang. It is the most awaited section, as prime objective of Manaslu Trek is to traverse Larke Pass. Area might be bit technical especially during winter and snow fall periods. Moraine glacial walk experience can be gain on this section. Apart from this it gives close access to nearby mountain ridge and Larke Peak. Climber used to set a camp at pass and scale summit of Larke Peak within two days.
Bimthang to Dharapani
Now it is complete on Manang part where world’s famous Thorong Pass Bridge in between Manang and Mustang. Area is almost all accompanied by Ghale Ethnic of Manang. It is now lush green area all the way down up to Dharapani. Restricted region of Manaslu Terminates on Dharapani. Housing looks almost back to normal like the first part of trekking section from Arughat to Jagat. Most of time we will pass through jungle area passing through settlement of Gho and Tilije. Upon reaching on Dharapani highly commercial area starts out as we will encounter will thousands of trekkers onward from Dharapani to Beshi Sahar Section.
Dharapani to Beshi Sahar
Final section of Manaslu Circuit is always busy throughout the year no matter what. There is rapid development on this section especially in term of road. There is option on hike down all the way to Beshi Sahar or directly grab a local four-wheel drive. Each year more than hundreds of thousand of trekkers trek on this road. Well-developed teahouses and trail are the symbol of excellence. Normally people don’t trek totally on this section as from Bimthang they descend to Tilije in one day. From Tilije they merge at Dharapani and trek down to Taal or up where it is feasible and next day directly drive back to Beshi and further to major cities either Pokhara or Kathmandu or Chitwan.

About Rajendra Khanal (Raj)

Rajendra Khanal (Raj) Born and raised in Gorkha, Nepal, I am proud to call the Manaslu region my home! I have been in the travel business for over a decade from being assistance guide to being a guide/leader to being a manager and finally a founder of NEST Adventure. So you could say, I know my way well enough in the Himalayas especially in some of the off-the-beaten trails in Nepal like Manaslu, Kanchenjunga or Mustang

I am passionate about travelling and I strongly believe that seeing the world shouldn't break the bank (at least not too much!).  I have backpacked to over 15 countries in Asia, Central Americas USA and Canada, one-third of Europe, Caribbean Island and  Latin America.

I studied in the UK and moved to the United States. During that period, I had an opportunity working with multinational companies which taught me, how to deliver quality customer service in the business? As a world travelling backpacker myself, and travel expert of Nepal Himalayas, I started writing about my own country.  Incase, If you required free information about Nepal, please do not hesitate to visit my office in Thamel. We are located in the centre of Kathmandu Thamel. I am happy to share a cup of Nepali tea and free information.  Our team at NEST has earned 5/5 star ratings on TripAdvisor from about 200 satisfied customers. Don't forget to visit our customer feedback page on TripAdvisor.
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