Trekking in this newly opened trail starts with a picturesque drive from Kathmandu to Machhakhola. Then, a series of ascent and descent along the bank of the Budhi Gandaki takes you to Chhokangparo via Jagat, Lokpa, and Chumling. At Chhokangparo, you visit the ancient nunnery of Rachen Gompa and explore the sacred cave of Milarepa before you reach Mu Gompa. The trail traces back to Lokpa from Mu Gompa to join the Manaslu circuit.
You walk past various ethnic settlements like Ghap and Dharmashala to reach Larkya La Pass. The Larkya La Pass (5160 m) is the highest point of this trek and affords you the astounding view of the glittering peaks of Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh, Him Chuli, and many others. Finally, the trail descends from Larkya La pass along the Marsyandi River to Dharapani from where you drive to Kathmandu via Besisahar.
This is a strenuous trek, but acclimatization days help to make your trip comfortable. You require the restricted area permits for Manaslu and Tsum, along with Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP) permit and Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) permit for this trek. Like many of the high altitude treks in Nepal, spring and autumn are the best time to explore this area.
This trek will offer you chances to immerse in the splendor of Mother Nature. Along with this, you get to learn about the unique lifestyle of Tibetan people, ancient traditions, and cultural divinity of the Gurung community. This trek renders you the experience you’ve never gained before.
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