Experiencing captivating beauty of nature: Manaslu trek


27th Nov, 2018 | Tourism Mail Crew


"Fill your life with adventures, not things. Have stories to tell not stuffs to show."

This quote has always inspired me as I realized my inner passion for adventures. I believe that the basic core of a man's living spirit is in his passion for adventure.  I have always adored exploring the natural beauty and this year I decided to pack my bags and embarked on the journey of 13 days long Manaslu trek where I experienced the captivating beauty of the Himalayan Mountain ranges, breath taking Candid Bridge and gravel filled terrain with high slopes in between.

As the first day of my journey started, I reached to Seti Khola situated at 710m, driving along Prithivi highway for 8 hours enjoying the scenic views of landscapes, villages, rivers as well as Mt. Ganesh and Mt. Manaslu yet I was still far from it. I spent my night at the local hotel and then the next day after 5 hours of trek, I reached Macha Khola. The trial followed the path blasted out of vertical rock; the route was a bit precarious as it passed over a big rock. 

In the third day of my trek, I witnessed the breath taking "Candid Bridge" during 7 hours walk from Macha Khola to Salleri. The following day, we reached Deyng after 7 hours trek; where I experienced the heavy forested area in a narrow valley and the trial descended with grassy slopes dotted with tall pine trees. There was a very little settlement in Deyng. In the fifth day after walking for 7 hours, I reached Namrung. Namrung is a Buddhist Village that consists of lots of Monasteries, a water turbine, hydro electricity power house, Mani walls, and player flags fluttering in the sky.

The next day, I reached Shayala after 6 hours walk. The path moved through the inner Himalayan ranges where I enjoyed the mountain views of Rupina la pass, Mt. Manaslu, Gorkha Himal, and many other snow capped mountains and peaks. In the 7th day, I reached Sama Gaun after 3 hours walk and took rest in Sama gaun. Sama Gaun is a surprisingly large and bustles with energy of remote village life. I also visited Birendra taal. This is a very good place to relieve some stress.

I walked to Dharmasala from Sama gaun at day 9. The journey was quite difficult as I had to pass by the desert path and windy valley. At the 10th day of my journey I reached to Larke la Pass, one of the most dramatic pass crossing the Himalayas after 7 hours walk. It was the highest point point of the trek situated at 5,106 m. It was very hard to walk there and acclimatize with such a high altitude. I took a long rest and came back to Bhimthang the following day. In the 12th day after 6 hours walk, I reached to Dharapani where I booked a jeep from Dharapani to Besisahara and returned to Kathmandu. 

My trek to Manaslu was a lovely panorama of flora and fauna. Trekking around Manaslu offered a unique opportunity to experience a reasonably “untouched” region of Nepal and natural beauty along the border of Nepal and China. The journey around Manaslu region’s legendary mountains was enjoyable 

as well as difficult.
 
-Anubandha Sakar