Manaslu Trekking begins after the scenic drive to Arughat which will take about 7 hrs by bus. Manaslu trek can be combine with Tsum Valley treks. Round Manaslu trek goes through Budhi Gandaki Rive and local village in the hill sides. Lower part of the trek is influence by Hinduism and upper part by Tibetan Budhism. Our local expert guide and porters will keep informing about the local culture and customes.
Manaslu Trekking was travel with the first expedition team of Colonel and Robert in 1950. Manaslu Round Trekking officially opened in 1991 AD. Due to the less numbers of guest house unexplored trekking trails people did not plan any treks. Nowadays the basic tea house are built up, where people can stay safely. The upper part of Manaslu Trekking is more like Tibet. The Culture, Costumes and Tradition of the local people are the same like Tibetans. Most of the people believe in Buddhism and every house is decor by the prayer flag. Along the way Mt. Manaslu range, Shringi Himal, Himlung Himalaya are seen all the time. Beside that the Mani wall, fluttering prayer flag, water fall, an isolated landscape and chirping birds makes this trek more interesting. Of course the Larke pass will be tough for everyone but it is worthy.
Manaslu Circuit trekking ends at Annapurna region at Dharapani. The trekking trails meet the Annapurna round trek path. Keep descend to Syangi and take a bus to Beshisahar/Kathmandu. Plan your Manaslu wilderness Trekking holiday with Global Adventure Trekking and get the best trekking package for your wonderful holiday.
Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu-Nepal
Day 02 : Kathamndu Valley sightseeing,
Day 03 : Kathmandu- Sotikhola(715m.)7/8 hours drive.
Day 04 : Sotikhola to Macchakhola (900m.) 5hrs walking
Day 05 : Lapubensi-Khorla Bensi 5hrs. 885m.
Day 06 : Macchakhola to Jagat(13415m.) 5hrs.
Day 07 : Jagat to Deng(1804M.) 5/6 hours
Day 08 : Deng to Namrung(2630m.)5/6 hours
Day 09 : Namrung to Lho gaou(2950m.)5/6 hours
Day 10 : Lho gaou to Sama gaou(3520m.)5/6 hours.
Day 11 : Acclimatization day
Day 12 : Samdo- Dharmasala(4460m.) 5/6 hours
Day 13 : Dharmashala- Larkya pass (5160m.)- Bimtang(3720m.) 6/7 hours
Day 14 : Bimtang to Tilje(2300m.) 4/5 hours
Day 15 : Tilje- Dharapani(1920m.)-Besisahar(760m.)2 hours
Day 16 : Besishar- Kathmandu(bus drive)6/7 hours
Day 17 : Departure to Kathmandu Airport for onward flight destination.Download detail itinerary (PDF File)
Day 01Arrival at Kathmandu-NepalUpon arrival at Kathmandu Airport-Nepal, our Air port representative will received and transfer you by private transport to Hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 02Kathamndu Valley sightseeing, Our professional tour guide support you to makes city tour like in world heritage sights UNESCO. Monkey Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupati Nath Temple and Bouddhanath Stupa and back to Hotel. Preparation day.
Day 03Kathmandu- Sotikhola(715m.)7/8 hours drive. This is the day long Bus/Jeep ride to Sotikhola(715m.), it is most exciting and fun-packed local bus ride. Along the way, we can see many beautiful greenary landscap, waster fall and rivers Many spacticular green hills and of course, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu and Makalu ranges can be seen. We have a about 90km paved road to Dhading bensi, which is district headquarter of Dhading. After Dhading Bensi, we head towards to Aarughat Bazer which is rough road. It is about 2 to 3 hours drive through the local community settlements and rice terrace, infect it is nice and exciting ride. Once you reach the Aarughat Bazer, You can stop there to change another Bus/Jeep to Sotikhola about one and half hour easy and fun ride along the Bhudi Gandaki and over night at Sotikhola.
Day 04Sotikhola to Macchakhola (900m.) 5hrs walkingArkhet Bazar is the starting point of manaslu Base Camp trekking. Beautiful rivers local village, Waterfalls, rice fields makes your treks more excited. The trekking trails is easier and flat comparatively, you may encounter some of the rare animals along the trekking. Over night at Guest House Full board meals included.
Day 05Lapubensi-Khorla Bensi 5hrs. 885m. After long drive day before, you may have long night. Once we have breakfast, we start our trek crossing of the bridge, we trek through the Jungle (beautiful Sal forests), then ascend to a ridge above big rapids on the Budhi Gandaki. This is the low lad trek so, there are many different local ethnical group of people living together. Along the way, you can enjoy with beautiful waterfalls and walk over the suspension bridge. This is an quite easy walk as it is the begging of the trek, reach to Maccha Khola and overnight.
Day 06Macchakhola to Jagat(13415m.) 5hrs.This is the narrow exposed trail and need to cross the Macchakhola which is known as a fish- steam. This is the small settlement of Gurung, Magar and Chhetri people. There are many scrambling up and down slops. And you will reach to the Tatopani(natural hot spring). After the short walk to forest, cross the river over the suspension bridge and walk uphill to Jagat overnight.
Day 07Jagat to Deng(1804M.) 5/6 hoursFirst sestion is easy going walk and cross the Bhudi Gandaki, the trail ascends through the rice terrace up to Philim. This is the quite big Gurung settlement and beautiful people. Once you cross the village, the route enters to uninhabited gorge. Cross the Budi Gandaki over the wooded cantilever bridge. Then trail makes its way up to western side and valley offering pleasant walk through the bamboo forest to Deng Khola once you cross the Khola, we reach to Deng village overnight at Deng.
Day 08Deng to Namrung(2630m.)5/6 hoursAfter a short walk, the trail recross the Budi Gandaki. There are a shop where you can buy some drinks. The trail darts in and out of two ravines then coutinues to climb high above steep on the opposite side of the river then cross the Budi Gandaki here.we cross the Budi Gandaki several times today and come across several Gomba and Mani stone route. The trail follows the river upstream through a dense forest. After crossing the river at an impressive spot where it thunders down a narrow gorge, The pleasant walk continues and after a last steep climb we reach Namrung. Overnight.
Day 09Namrung to Lho gaou(2950m.)5/6 hoursNow, the trail enters to the Nupri region. The people of this region are all descendants of Tibetain immigrants. Most of them dress Chubas, they are known as Bhote people. Today, you can enjoy walking through the rhododendron, firs and oak forest. Spectacular views of Manaslu and Manaslu North(7154m.) The trail then climbs samll steam and get to Lho, It is a big village with Monastery, gumba and Mani stone. Overnight at Lho Gaou.
Day 10Lho gaou to Sama gaou(3520m.)5/6 hours.We need to cross the ridge out of valley to the Bhudi Gandaki side, trek in and out through the rock strewn moraine. We climb steadily and pass through forests and reach Lihi, a wonder village with many mani stones,chortens and barley terraces. The trail drops and crosses the side valley of Simnang Himal with Ganesh Himal always close by. We further pass through Sho, Lho and Shyala villages before reaching Sama Village. We can enjoy breathtaking views of Mt. Manaslu from Lho village and also can explore the very popular Ribung Gompa. Shyala village we will be surrounded by high mountains like Himal Chuli and Peak 29 (Ngadi Chuli) to the left, and other snow summits to the right, and at the far end stands Ganesh Himal. This will be pleasant stay at Sama gaou.
Day 11Acclimatization day This is the acclimatize day, itself it is very beautiful day as Sama Gaou is one of the most spectacular village. You have couple of option to explore around. South of Samagaou, there is old Punge-gyen gompa, which is hidden behind the ridge in front of Manaslu. This is the best view point for beautiful landscape and surroundings .You take a rest to acclimatize and relax. You can hike to Manaslu Base Camp for excellent views of Samdo (Pang phuchuli); Nagdi chuli, Simnang Himal, Manaslu glacier, Manaslu ice fall and you can see Birendra Tal(Kunda) which is an ice lake nearby the Manaslu Base Camp. Stay overnight.
Day 12Samdo- Dharmasala(4460m.) 5/6 hoursAfter acclimatization day in Sama gaou, people are more excited for the Larkya pass.Today, we descend on a wide gentle path, enjoy with the big old mani stone wall and chorten. Cross the small and narrow river still Budhi Gandaki over the wooden bridge. Larkyabazer, is one of the Tibetain trade center. Many people use to come here for market. Upon crossing two streams and witnessing the Larkya Glacier we go around the valley of the Salka Khola and climb up again to the big stone house (4480 m), which is kind of shelter called Dharmshala, also known as Larke Phedi. The short and pleasant walk today, We still have plenty of time for acclimatization and explore around in the afternoon. Overnight at Dharmashala.
Day 13Dharmashala- Larkya pass (5160m.)- Bimtang(3720m.) 6/7 hoursToday,is the main day as we are going to cross the 5160m.Larkya- la pass which is one of the most beautiful and tremendous. We start early morning in order to cross the pass safely. The route is long and gentle climbing beside the moraine. we reach a valley on the north side of the Larkya Glaciers from where we can enjoy great views of Cheo Himal(6820m.),Gyaji Kung, Kang Guru(6981m.),Annapurna range and Larkya Peak. It takes around 3/4 hours to the pass from the guest house. Now, we descent along the top of a moraine, it is very steeply and scree slopes. We need to gently and slowly walk down as it is very slippery and steep. Now, you get grassy moraine to a small meadow, can see big mani stone and large meadow. Once you descent about 1400m. Finally you will be in Bimtang where you can have big night after the successful pass.
Day 14Bimtang to Tilje(2300m.) 4/5 hoursAfter the big day, you feel more relaxing and easy to walk down today as the trail drops from Bimtang meadow and cross the glacial stream. We can enjoy great views of Mt. Manaslu, Himlung Himal, Lamjung Himal and Cheo Himal. Cross the Dudh Khola over the wooden bridge and walk through the beautiful pine and rhododendron forest. You will be crossing few small settlement Hompuk, Gho where you can stop for lunch and continuously walk to Tilje and overnight.
Day 15Tilje- Dharapani(1920m.)-Besisahar(760m.)2 hoursThe trail still descends through scrub forests and Marsyangdi valley looms. It takes couple of hours to get down to Dharapani. We need to cross the bridge over Dudh Khola and climb up through a chorten-shaped arch, pass a mani wall and reach the Thonje village.We go through a police checkpoint and continue to Dharapani. We can have lunch in the Dharapani, at the same time, we can manage the jeep to Bisishar. It takes about 3 hrs drive and stop at Besishar.
Day 16Besishar- Kathmandu(bus drive)6/7 hoursIt is 177km to Kathmandu and takes 6 hours. this is beautiful bus ride along the way you can see many beautiful landscape, river, many cities and rice terrace. It is paved and smooth road which is easy and comfortable ride.
What important documents do I need to bring with me on this trek?
Valid Passport – must be valid for up to 6 months after you return from your tour, keep a separate photocopy with Nepal visa.
Travel insurance, keep a separate photocopy
Return flight tickets
Insurance coverage policy
How fit do I have for this trek?
Trekking means walking in the remote area where modern facilities are not available and walking more uphill and downhill. So, if you are physically fit and health condition is fine, you can do this trek easily.
Can I use credit cards in during this trekking?
Credit card facilities are not available in the mountain. So you must have Nepalese Rupees in cash. However in major city like in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Biratnagar have credit card facilities are available.
What currency do the tea houses take?
Only Nepalese currency is accepted.
Where should I get my money exchanged?
To change Money, In major city there are several Bank and money exchanger, where you can change easily.
What payment do they take for a Nepal Visa?
Nepal Immigration accepts only in US Dollars for visa and please brings 2 pass port photographs. Please small bill in cash.
What are the basic amenities at a tea house?
In few places you will get private attached bath room with running water, However most of the places you need to share the bath room. You always get comfortable private room.
Do tea houses have electricity so I can charge my electronic devices?
Yes, few places have electricity and you can charge your batteries.
Are there any mandatory extra fees during the trek?
No, there are no any hidden fees apart from your personal expenses.
If I need to purchase some gear or supplies where should I get it?
All kind of branded gears you can buy in Kathmandu.
How do I find you at the airport?
Our airport representative will be holding you name card at the arrivals gate, please look your name.
What kind of weather we expect during this trekking?
The weather is very unpredictable in the mountain, however below 1000m is quite warm and coldest season it falls about 8/20 degree.
Below 2000m- Minimum 1 degree and maximum 15 degree. (1/15)
Below 3000m- Minimum -1 degree and maximum 10 degree.
Below 4000m- minimum -2 degree and maximum 8 degree
Below 5000m- minimum -4 degree and maximum 5 degree
Above 5000m is extremely cold.
How does getting food work at the tea houses?
All different verities (continental and Nepalese) of hygienic food is served during the trek.
What is the preferred type of luggage?
A backpack in its simplest form, a cloth sack carried on one's back and secured with two straps that go over the shoulders.
Can I get my clothes washed?
No there is no laundry services are available in the mountain.
Do I need to get Diamox (altitude sickness medicine) before I arrive?
Yes you better to bring some high altitude medicine with you.
Can I add extra days to my trekking?
Yes, your trekking is always flexible so you can add few days if needed.
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Type of trek: Tea house/Lodge trekking
Group Size: 2+
Specialty Categories: Hiking and Trekking
Max. Elevation: 5416m.
Best Season: Spring & Autumn
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes