Manaslu Trekking

Manaslu Trekking
Manaslu Trekking
Manaslu Trekking
Manaslu Trekking
Manaslu Trekking
Manaslu Trekking
Manaslu Trekking
Manaslu Trekking
Manaslu Trekking
Manaslu Trekking
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  • Best Season
    Spring | Autumn
  • Package Type
  • Elevation
  • Group Size
    2 pax
  • Tour Hours
    5-7 hrs

Manaslu Trekking is an opportunity for all those adventure lovers who simply love to have blended feel of experiencing both local culture and excellent Himalayan landscapes. Manaslu Trekking which circuit the eight highest mountains is glory in itself and passing through high pass Larkya La, visiting ancient monasteries, glacial lakes, flora and fauna are other major highlights of this Manaslu trek. Manaslu Trek begins with a scenic long drive towards Soti Khola witnessing beautiful hilly landscapes, rivers and forests. We start our Manaslu trek from here, making our way towards Machha Khola, crossing numerous uphill and downhill roads, rivers and gorges. Further leaving beautiful culturally rich villages of Jagat, Deng and Namrung behind, we ascend through rugged trails to popular Sama Gompa monastery. In the similar way, after properly acclimatizing ourselves at Samdo village, we trek to Larke Bazar and cross Larke La Pass (5135m) which will be the most challenging day of our trip. After observing great landscape views, we descend towards Bimthang, Tilije, Chyamche and Nadi before driving back to Kathmandu.

Manaslu Trekking is unique in its own way with quite a few challenges and more exploration opportunities; we need to be physically fit and mentally ready to tolerate the challenges with passion towards walking and exploring new places, meeting new people. Best season for Manaslu Trek is spring March to May and Autumn month of September to November.

  1. Drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola 710m drive 8-9 hours

    We start our journey early morning today for Soti Khola. During the drive, we enjoy views of the Nepalese countryside along with the mountain sceneries. We will be driving on a paved road from Kathmandu to Dhading Bensi, district headquarter of Dhading but the drive from Dhanding Bensi to Arughat will be on a rough road.  Upon reaching Arughat, a major town in the region we drive further towards Soti Khola. Overnight at Lodge

  2. Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola 900m 6-7 hours

    At the crossing of the bridge, we trek through the beautiful Sal forests, then climb onto a ridge above huge rapids on the Budhi Gandaki. We then reach Khursani Bari upon which the rocky trail weaves its way up and down, past two tropical waterfalls on a steep, rocky trail clinging to the side of a cliff. It eventually makes its way down and past a few rice terraces, then up and around to the Gurung village of Labubesi. We further climb behind a rocky outcrop, where the valley opens up and the Budhi Gandaki meanders among wide gravel bars. Dropping to the sandy river bed, we walk along rounded stones before climbing over a side ridge. We head down again to the river and cross another suspension bridge to reach Machha Khola village. Overnight at Lodge

  3. rek from Machha Khola to Jagat 1400m 6-7 hours

    The narrow trail makes some minor ups and downs and eventually crosses the Tharo Khola and reaching Khorlabesi. After a few more ascends and descends we come across a small Hot spring Tatopani. From the hot spring, we climb over another ridge, then cross the Budhi Gandaki on a suspension bridge. At this juncture, we climb on a wide, well-crafted staircase, then across a landslide and over a ridge to Dobhan. Upon crossing a suspension bridge over the Yaru Khola, we climb the stone stairs and then drop to the river and again climb more stone stairs to Tharo Bharyang. Crossing the west bank of the Budhi Gandaki, we climb over a ridge, trek along the river and then climb towards the village of Jagat. Overnight at Lodge


  4. Trek from Jagat to Deng 1800m 6-7 hours

    We begin trek by climbing over a rocky ridge to Salleri, and then descend to Sirdibas. The valley widens a bit as the trail continues up to Ghatta Khola. We further continue walking upstream to a long suspension bridge in Philim, a large Gurung village. The trail turns north just above the lowest house in the village and stays on a fairly level trail as it crosses millet fields to Ekle Bhatti. The route now enters a steep, uninhabited gorge. At this point, we descend to the grassy land slopes, cross the Budhi Gandaki, then trek along the west bank for a while, then cross to the east bank and then back again. As we continue through the trail the valley widens and we pass through bamboo forests to the Deng Khola.  Upon crossing the Khola, we reach the tiny village of Deng. Overnight at Lodge


  5. Trek from Deng to Namrung 2630m 6-7 hours

    After a brief walk beyond Deng, we cross the Budhi Gandaki and climb to Rana. From the bridge, we climb a bit to join a trail from Bhi, then head west up the Budhi Gandaki valley. The trail also passes through forests and mani where we turn towards a corner that contours to Ghap. Even though there is another route, we take the route through Prok village. Prok village has a viewpoint for a beautiful sight of Sengi Himal. We further cross the Budi Gandaki several times today and come across several monasteries en-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 forest becomes less dense and the trail is fine again. The pleasant walk continues and after a last steep climb we reach Namrung. Overnight at Lodge

  6. Trek from Namrung to Samagaon 3530m 6-7 hours

    Namrung village is a good viewpoint for Sengi and Ganesh Himal and from the village one can also see Mt. Himal Chuli in the south. We climb steadily and pass through forests and reach Lihi, a fine village with many Chhortens 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 enjoy extraordinary views of Mt. Manaslu from Lho village and also explore the famous Ribung Gompa. In Shyala village we will be surrounded by high mountains like Himal Chuli and Peak 29 (Ngadi Chuli) to the left, Manaslu and large glaciers straight ahead, and other snow summits to the right, and at the far end stands Ganesh Himal. Overnight at Lodge

  7. Trek from Samagaon to Samdo 3860m 4-5 hours

    Today, we descend to the Budhi Gandaki River, that has turned north and follow it to a bridge over a side stream. The trail to the left leads to the Manaslu Base camp. The Larkya la Trail passes several mani walls as the valley begins to widen. It is an easy trail on a shelf above the river passing the juniper and birch forests of Kermo Kharka. We drop off the shelf, cross the Budhi Gandaki on a wooden bridge and climb steeply onto a promontory between two forks of the river. From a stone arch we can view a large white Kani. Finally passing through the Kani we find Samdo. Overnight at Lodge

  8. Rest Day in Samdo village

    This is another day set aside for proper acclimatization. There are two options for us today. The option that we highly recommend is a hike, up the valley directly at the back of the Samdo village. This hike will take us to one of the trade passes to Tibet for excellent views of Mt. Manaslu along with other Himalayan ranges including Simrang, Hiunchuli, Ngadi, Larkye Peak, Cheo and possibly Kang Guru behind the pass.  En-route to these viewpoints we pass many seasonal herding settlements called Dokpas and sight some beautiful mountain birds like the Lophophorus (the national bird of Nepal), Lammergeyer and Himalayan Griffin soaring high above us. Overnight at Lodge

  9. Trek from Samdo to Dharamsala 4460m 4-5 hours

    Even today, we continue our walk down the edge, cross the wooden bridge over Budi Gandaki and begin walking upward. Upon crossing two streams and witnessing the Larkya Glacier we go around the valley of the Salka Khola and climb up again to the stone guesthouse 4450m, which is not a lodge but a kind of shelter called Dharmshala, also known as Larke Phedi or Larke Base Camp. The short walk today also leaves plenty of time for acclimatization and relaxing in the afternoon. Overnight at Lodge

  10. Trek from Dharamsala to Bimthang 3720m cross over Larkya La 5160m 8-9 hours

    After a short climb, we reach a valley on the north side of the Larkya Glaciers from where we can enjoy great views of Cho Danda and Larkya Peak. Finally, we walk across moraines of the glacier, making a gradual ascent which becomes steeper only in the last section of the pass. From the pass, there are outstanding views of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kang Guru and the huge Annapurna II. It is a longer day than usual to Bimtang, but to walk into these low pastures with the evening mist coming in with Mt. Manaslu looming close by is an overwhelming experience. Overnight at Lodge

  11. Trek from Bimthang to Tilije 2300m 5-6 hours

    From a ridge at Bimthang, we can enjoy great views of Mt. Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, Himlung Himal and Cheo Himal. We descend further and cross a high pasture Sangure Kharka followed by a bridge over Dudh Khola. We walk through rhododendron forest and follow a trail through a narrow valley until we reach the highest cultivated land of the valley at Karche, 2785m. We pass across fields before making a steep climb over a ridge. The trail comes off the ridge in a big, sweeping arc to the river bank at 2580m. A short distance beyond is the village of Gho, then fur hike will bring us to Tilije. Overnight at Lodge


  12. Trek from Tilije to Tal 1700m 5-6 hours

    We climb over a small ridge and enjoy the stone paved trail as it passes through a beautiful village. We then cross the bridge over Dudh Khola and climb up through a Chhorten-shaped arch, pass a mani wall and reach the Thonje village. At the village, we go through a police checkpoint and continue to Dharapani. We have entered the Annapurna circuit section from Dharapani. Further down, we come across Karte village and after quite a bit of walking we cross a bridge over Marshyangdi Khola. We also come across some mani walls before reaching the village of Tal, situated at the foot of a large waterfall. Overnight at Lodge


  13. Trek from Tal to Syange 1080m 6-7 hours

    We follow the trail to Chyamje village crossing the Marshyangdi Khola once again. The Marsyandi valley opens with its terrace fields and villages clung very high to the hillsides. The trail then descends through rhododendron and pine forests to Syange. Overnight at Lodge


  14. Drive from Syange to Kathmandu 8-9 hours

    The drive from Syange to Kathmandu via Besi Sahar offers one an opportunity to enjoy both hill and mountain landscapes. The drive is often along the banks of the Marsyangdi and Trishuli rivers. We also drive by some beautiful villages with farming terraces on both sides of the road. In Kathmandu, we will be escorted to our hotel. To celebrate the successful completion of our journey, we will have a farewell dinner.

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Package Cost inclusions
  • All arrival and departures transport in Kathmandu airport
  • Drive by private Jeep to Soti Khola and Pick up from Syange
  • Manaslu Conservation fee
  • Annapurna Conservation fee
  • Manaslu Trekking permit fee
  • Guide and porters
  • All meals and Lodge during the Lodge Trek
Package Cost exclusions
  • Sightseeing and hotel in Kathmandu (we organize on client’s request)
  • Travel and health Insurance of client
  • Tips for support staff it is expecting
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