Around Manaslu trek
covers the Manaslu region such as Maccha Khola, Jagat, Deng, Namrung, Samagaon, Samdo, Dharamsala, Bimthang, Tilije, Tal, Syange, etc. Ascending the highest point of the trek—the Larkya La Pass can be quite difficult for you; it is strenuous, challenging, and demanding. This pass is believed to be one of the significant passes in the country. You shall pass through various small/large settlements inhabited by different ethnic groups, walking on mountain trails, witnessing the spectacular views of mountains, and tasting the local delicacies. It is relatively less busy than the Everest Base Camp trek and Annapurna Circuit Trek. But, the taste of remote adventure and natural beauty is unbeatable.
The government of Nepal has prohibited the trekkers to trek alone; you need to be traveling at least in a group of two members and compulsorily be accompanied by a guide. Your trek shall start after you reach to Sotikhola via a ride from the Kathmandu, which takes about 8 hours. Crossing several bridges, forests full with Sal, you shall trek over a ridge, climb rocky uphill, and arrive at Machha Khola. Crossing the Tharo Khola, passing Kholarbesi, Tatopani, Dobhan, Thao Bharyang, you shall arrive at Jagat. From Jagat, you shall pass through Salleri, Ghatta Khola, Philim, Ekle Bhatti, and arrive at Deng Village. From Deng, you shall move towards Namrung, passing Rana, Bhudhi Gandaki Valley, Ghap, Prok Village, etc. The following day you shall make to Sama Gaon. Passing Sama Gaon, Pungyen Gompa, and arrive at Samdo. From Samdo you shall cross the Larkya La Pass on your way to Dharmasala.
Throughout the trek, you shall be staying at teahouses. Since this is a newly opened destination for trekking, the tea houses here provide very basic facilities. Also since throughout the route, there are not many well-developed infrastructures for tourists, you might not get varieties of food items to choose from, and most of the dishes get repeated. You can have Tsampa porridge, Dal Bhat, Tibetan Bread, and other local food items. March through to May and September through to November are considered the best times to go for this 'Around Manaslu trek'. It is a slightly strenuous journey, thus ensure that you have a moderate level of fitness and that you do not have any problems related to ankles and knees. For your body to get into shape and used to exhaustion, few prior trekking experiences or exercises can be added advantage.