Bimthang is part of the Manaslu Trekking Route beyond the Larkya La Pass from the Gorkha side and just two days of hiking from Dharapani; the gate of the Thorong La Pass trip. Trekking in Bhimtang is called Manaslu Short Trek or Mini Manaslu Trek. It is designed for those trekkers who like to explore wonderful Himalayan scenery, including Mt. Manaslu (8,163m), amazing glaciers, tranquil lakes, and unique culture in a short period of time. This is an ideal trip that has not enough time to participate whole Manaslu Circuit trip.
The main destination of the Short Manaslu Trek is Bhimtang, it is truly a piece of paradise, located east of Manang in Tilje VDC at an elevation of 3,590 meters, on the lap of the Himalayas as bowled shaped surrounded by mountains and many hillocks. For people who wish to escape from the crowd of trekkers and would like to hike in beautiful natural scenery in a short time; Bhimtang is a perfect choice. Bhimtang is called Bintang or Bhimthang also, it was one of the salt trading points between Nepal – Tibet a few decades back but now Bhimtang is well known among Trekkers as the Manaslu Mini Trekking route. For Trekkers who come from the cross over the Larkya La Pass (5,160m), Bhimtang is the best place to take a rest observing Mother Nature before back to the hustle and bustle city. Manaslu Short Trek can do a minimum of five days to above three weeks days; combine with Annapurna Circuit Trekking classical route and side trips. But as this is a short form of Manaslu trekking, we at Nepal Mother House recommend you for 6 days to see the main attraction around the region. The trip begins at Dharapani after driving from Kathmandu via Besisahar and turning in the right direction following the bank of Dudh Khola (river) with pine and oak forest through the historical and cultural rural villages; Thonje (1,965m), Tilije (2,300m), Goa/Gho (2,515m), Kharche (2,700m), Yak Kharka (3,020m) and finally get in beautiful Bhimtang village. While Hiking Dharapani to Bhimtang, you will see many trekkers coming down from Larkya La Pass. The Ponkar Glacier and Kechakyu Khola glacier are coming from Himlung Himal making their way U shape. The tranquil Ponkar Lake (3,965m) and Nayamla Tal are amazing just beneath the gigantic Himalayas range. The majestic mountains view can see surround your right side around; Phungi Himala (6,538m), Mt. Manaslu (8,163m), Manaslu North (7,157m), Larke Peak (6,249m), Cheo (6,812m), Himlung Himal (7,126m), Nemjung Himal (7,140m), Kangaru Himal (6,981m) and other many beautiful mountains are amazing.
Bhimtang is one of the best trekking routes for that travelers who have a short holiday. This trip conducts in the Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP), which is known as Manaslu Short Trip as well. It is a composition of mountain scenery, natural beauty, unique culture and vegetation, and wildlife. We at Nepal Mother House Treks are glad to organize Manaslu Short Trekking by expert Local Guides and porters per your holiday schedule and requirements. Manaslu Bhimtang Short Trek is best even during the winter season. Except for the monsoon, it is the best whole of the year around. Why not join us for your holiday at the lay of Himalayas?
Here is a Complete Guide to Manaslu Circuit with Tsum Valley Trek.