- Manasulu Location Nepal Altitude 8,156 m Importance Eighth Highest Peak of The World Best Trek Season April To May & Late September To October This area with rich in natural and cultural heritage was opened for the trekkers very recently. The trek beginning from Gorkha. "Gorkha" the ancient kingdom of Shah Dynasty, the home country of great Gurkha Army has a mixed culture of Hindus and Buddhist. This is extended and strenuous trek, circling the Manaslu range was opened to trekking in 1992 along with Mustang. Going north, up the river valley of the Buri Gandaki and then behind Mt. Himalchuli (7893 m.), Peak 29 (7839 m.) and Mt. Manaslu (8118 m.) to cross the Larkya La Pass at 5213 m., this fascinating trek explores areas and the way of life unchanged for decades and maybe, even centuries. Region with a brilliant mountain vistas of the Ganesh and Manaslu Himal ranges and insights into the cultures of a cross-section of ethnic Nepalese tribes and people. The trail passes through the villages of Khani Gaon, Setibas, Nyak, Namru and Samagaon to cross the Larkya La (5213 m.) and then joins the river valley of the Dudh Khola. From here, the trail heads south to the Dudh Khola's confluence with the Marsyangdi River at the village of Thonje and continues through the villages of Chamje and Nayagaon to Besisahar where you end your trek. This is a trek that offers much more than mountains. The First Attempts & Mountaineering Expeditions In 1960, the Swiss / Austrian expedition who first reached the summit did so despite their airplane having crashed during the approach. This was the first Himalayan climb supported by an airplane, although the plane was subsequently abandoned on the mountain.
- The description was provided by Lokendra Badu
- User Rating