About Manaslu Base Camp Trek
Manaslu is extremely rich in cultures and biodiversity- this is how one can describe the Manaslu region. Mountain of the spirit, Mt. Manaslu (8163 m) is the eighth highest mountain in the world; and reaching to its base camp is an exciting journey of its own. The Manaslu region is quite untouched; the number of tourists visiting each year is low. This is what makes the Manaslu base camp trek unique and beautiful. With less human interaction, you can enjoy the peace and tranquility of nature, and talk to the depths of your own soul.
The journey to Manaslu Base Camp starts with a bus ride from Kathmandu to Arughat. As the trek begins you will encounter many rivers including Maccha Khola, Soti Khola, Budi Gandaki, Tharo Khola, Deng Khola, Ghatta Khola, etc. High waterfalls can also be spotted from time to time. Throughout the trek, you can relish the spectacular views of Mt. Manaslu, Himal Chuli, Ganesh Himal Range, and other Himalayan ranges. We will also cross the Larkya La Pass (5160m) during the trail. The trail is usually made beautiful by the blooming rhododendron flowers, making the trailing pink, white and red. You can also drink rhododendron juice, which is believed to have many health benefits. Pine, bamboo and oak forests are also interesting parts of the journey. The main destination of our trek is Manaslu Base Camp at 5416 m. The day is a rest day at Sama Gaon, so the trek to Base Camp will not be in a rush. The view of Birendra Lake and Mt. Manaslu from the Base Camp is truly magical. At Sama Gaon, you can also visit the Sama Gompa.
Apart from natural beauty, the social aspect of the trek is equally interesting. The hills are primarily inhabited by the Gurung, whereas near to Tibet, Sherpa dominates the place. Nubri and Tsum are the two main ethnicities living in the Manaslu region. So, this trek will also take you through a cultural journey, giving you a taste of the rural life of Nepal. The region is influenced towards Buddhism, you can encounter many Gumbas, Chortens, Mani walls and prayer flags along the trail.so, if you want to be a part of this interesting journey to the foot of an 8th highest mountain in the world, sign up with Adventure White Mountain.