• Manaslu Trekking

Manaslu Trekking


Trip Tacts

  •    Country: Nepal
  •    Trip grade: Difficult
  •    Destination: Nepal
  •    Activities: Trekking
  •    Accommodation: Guest House In trek/ Hotel In City
  •    Meals: Full Board in trek
  •    Maximum altitude: 5125m
  •    Group size: 2
  •    Best Season: Sept to Nov, Mar to May

Trip Higlights

Eighth highest Mountain in the world
Panoramic and close by view of the himalayas.
less crowded route of trekking
Enjoy Trekking along the beautiful Budhi Gandaki river.
Rich flora and fauna diversity of mid Nepali hills.


Trip Information

Manaslu trekking is restricted trekking trail lies on western part of the Nepal  & inside a part of the Great Himalayan trails. This  is also  known as Manaslu circuit trekking / Manaslu Larkya la pass trekking – the panoramic mountain, fascinating culture ,amazing landscape, biological diversity with superb Himalayan views of  Annapurna Himalayan range, Himalchuli, Shringi Ngadi Chuli and Ganesh Himal & one of the Nepal’s last Himalayan jewels. Manaslu trekking is required special trekking permit & minimum two person required through the government registered Nepal trekking agency. Manaslu treks take to you heart of the Manaslu region & little part of Annapurna circuit trekking route. Manaslu trek is less busy trekking in Nepal and opened in 1991 AD for foreigners. Manaslu 8163m is eighth tallest mountains in the world. At present  Manaslu Larkya la pass trekking can do tea house trekking but trekkers may join camping or tented trekking as per choice. Manaslu larkya pass (5135m) is highest point of Manaslu trekking tour. Autumn & Spring season is best time trekking in Manaslu but we arrange around the year as per travelers wish and holiday frame.

Manaslu circuit trekking start from Arughat Bazaar Gorkha after 6-7 hours drive from Kathmandu. We  led you through the beautiful valley of Machhakhola Jagat Dang Namrung samagaun & finally reach to Larkya la pass then descend Bhimtang Dharapani  Beshishar & drive back to Kathmandu. Minimum 20 days  holidays required for Manaslu circuit trekking but we MHT arrange customized trekking service as per trekker’s wish and holiday frame. Manaslu region has four different options (Lower Manaslu trekking, Manaslu tsum valley trekking, Tsum valley trekking, among them Manaslu Larke pass trekking is most popular trekking route in Manaslu region.



Manaslu Trekking: Trek in the Mountain of Spirit

The Manaslu Trekking is getting more and more popular as a new trekking destination but there is still fewer trekkers compared to the established trekking routes in the Annapurna Region. The circuit is a stunning trek with spectacular views of Mount Manaslu (8163 m) and the Ganesh Himal Range. Along the Manaslu Trek, you encounter an interesting mix of authentic Hindu and Tibetan Buddhist villages. The trail follows the spectacular Budhi Gandaki River all the way from Arugath to its source just below the Larkya Pass (5125 m).


Manaslu Trek Route

Starting from the starting point (around 700 m), the landscapes incredibly vary from the green countryside and lush forests to spectacular high altitude landscapes skirting huge glaciers.

Crossing the Larkya Pass (5125 m) is tough when there is snow. However, the stunning landscape with the mighty Himalayas towering straight around you and the spectacular glaciers make it more than worth the effort. The Pass links the Budhi Gandaki with the Marsyangdi valley. The descent passes through beautiful alpine meadows at Bhimtang before joining the main Annapurna Circuit Route heading to the trailhead at Besisahar. The Manaslu Trekking is easily accessible from Kathmandu. It originally starts in the town of Arughat or Gorkha, however, with roads being built many trekkers start at either Barpak or Soti Khola, a bit further up the trail.

We start the trekking from Soti Khola and end in Chyamche or Besisahar where is also the starting point for trekking in the Annapurna Circuit.  

Experienced required for manaslu trekking?

One of the best adventurous trekking of Nepal Manaslu takes you higher than 5100m. The trekking trails have several up and downs include a lot narrow trails or paths. This trek is not too much difficult for normal trekkers. But difficult for native trekkers. 2 weeks trekking in high altitude needs a lot of courage. Fit trekkers can go manaslu trek but some home exercise help you to prepare yourself for trekking.

Manaslu Trekking Itinerary

The Manaslu Trek Itinerary below is just a suggested itinerary. You can customize the trek route and itinerary as per your comfort. We recommend following this route to get most out of the Manaslu Region of Nepal. The trekking can be longer or shorter depending on the length of your walking days and starting point. There are teahouses along the track. We can arrange camping for you if you prefer camping to stay in the guesthouse. You can also visit the Tsum Valley, a beautiful, secluded valley where century-old Tibetan traditions prevail.

Day 01: Meet and greet at airport, transfer to hotel

On your arrival to the Tribhuvan International Airport, our representative will greet you and transfer you to the hotel. Welcome drink and a short brief about your trip. For early arrival, you can go around or sightseeing after settle in the hotel. Overnight in KTM. Meals: Not included.

Day 02: Get permits, prepare for trekking or visit ancient temples

While we apply the permits of Manaslu Trekking, ACAP and MCAP for you, you can do preparation for trekking or visit the ancient Hindu and Buddhist temples such as the Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhunath (known as Monkey Temple among tourists). KTM has more World Heritage sites than any other cities in the world. Moreover, there are amazing bookshops, local markets, handicraft shops, cafés and restaurants, and centers for cultural and spiritual practice nearby. Guided sightseeing can be provided on your request. Meals included: Breakfast.

Day 03: Drive to Soti Khola (700m)

Drive to Arughat in the early morning by bus/private jeep. It takes 7 hours but the landscapes on the way are beautiful. At Arughat, change to local connection bus to Soti Khola where is at the bank of Budhi Gandaki River. Overnight in trekking lodge. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 04: Trek to Machha Khola (869m)

Walk along the Budhi Gandaki River and through the shady forest of sal trees. When walking uphill along the steep and rugged cliffside, you can see the river roars wildly below. Then we go down to the Gurung village of Labubesi and follow the river bank to the village of Machha Khola where we spend the night. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 05: Trek to Jagat (1340m)

We follow the gorge and continue up the river. Langur monkeys can usually be heard playing in the jungle high above. We trek through villages in Khorlabesi, Tatopani, Donovan, Thulo Dunga and finally Jagat where you can see the first Tibetan Buddhist village in the Manaslu Trekking. Overnight in Jagat. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 06: Trek to Deng (1860m)

We begin by walling upward in a rocky ridge where views of Mt. Sringi Himal (7,187m) emerge. Continue through rich terraced fields of maize, potato, and millet. Then we enter Nupri, the Western Mountains, via bamboo forests. We spend the night in a Buddhist village in Deng. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 07: Trek to Namrung (2630m)

From Deng, we pass numerous Tibetan Mani walls (intricately hand-carved stone walls with Buddhist scriptures) and weaved in and out of canyons. Later on the way to Manaslu Circuit Trek, we go through a colorful forest of firs, oaks, and rhododendrons to the settlement in Namrung where we stay for the night. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 08: Trek to Samagaun (3520m)

From Namrung, the Manaslu Trek climbs steadily into the alpine where you can see the first stunning glimpse of Mt. Manaslu North and Manaslu. On the way, you meet people in their traditional Tibetan costume (Chubas). Continue trekking to Sama Gaun through a village in Shyo, Lho, and Shyala. This is a long day walking of 7-8 hours. Overnight in Sama Gaun. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 09: Rest and acclimatization day

Rest day is to allow your body to acclimatize to the high altitudes. We can spend the day exploring the surroundings - Birendra Taal (a beautiful lake), the Buddhist monasteries and Samagaun (a big Tibetan community), or go a side trip to Pun Gyen Gompa or Manaslu Base Camp but both side trips require almost a full day for each. We can see the marvelous view of Mt. Manaslu. Stay overnight at the same place. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 10: Trek to Samdo (3860m)

This is a short day of Manaslu Trekking to allow you to better adjust to the altitude. Here is a land of yaks and marmots. The pastures can only grow barley and potatoes due to the high altitude. We are finally above the tree line! A pleasant walk brings us to the picturesque village of Samdo –a town well-known for its yak herding. Samdo is also at the convergence of 3 valleys and is only a day’s walk from Tibet. You are quite likely to see traders coming from the valleys carrying Chinese and Tibetan goods. Stay overnight at Samdo. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 11: Trek to Dharamsala (4460m)

We walk along a wide and broad path. Then cross the Budhi Gandaki River and continue along a Mani wall. We can have a grand view of a huge gorge in a ridge while we trek upward to the Larkya Glacier. Overnight at Dharmasala. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 12: Trek to Bimtang (3750m) via Larke Pass (5135m)

Today’s trekking is physically demanding. The track is not difficult but the 5135-meter height Larkye Pass is challenging. From Larkya Phedi, it takes 5 hours to cross the glacial moraine and four frozen lakes to reach the Larke Pass where you can see incredible views of Mt. Himlung Himal (7,126m), Cheo Himal (6,820m), Gyaji Kung (7,030m), Kang Guru (6,981m) and Annapurna II (7937). This is the peak point of Manaslu Trekking. After the great view, we descend along a steep gully which eventually peters out into the more level area of the grassy moraine. The valley opens up as we continue descending to Bimthang where we stay overnight. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 13: Trek to Dharapani (1963m). (Long day downhill walk)

We cross a glacial stream, walk over the side of the moraine and then descend to a spectacular forest of rhododendron and impressive pine trees. The view of Mt. Manaslu is still splendor. Descend to Dudh Khola and continue through a more agricultural landscape to reach the village in Goa, Tilje. Walk further down to Dharapani where we stay the night. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 14: Drive to Besisahar – Kathmandu (Long day drive)

Today is a long day of driving. After breakfast, we take a local jeep/bus to Beshisahar and then change to a Hiace van to Kathmandu. Arrive at Kathmandu in the late evening. (For a more relaxing journey, you can consider to stay the night in Beshisahar and return to Kathmandu early next morning). Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 15: Fly back home or extend the trip    

Your adventure trip comes to an end. Our representative transfers you to the airport 3 hours before your departure time. Hope to see you soon. Namaste and goodbye!

Customer Reviews

Best organization.

Cheuk Wan Tsui | Kuala lumpur, Malaysia

Rating: 5

Best organization and very professional to support to fully adopt the changing conditions of the mountain if any accident happens during the whole tour. So trustful and caring. choose mission Himalaya to make your best trekking in Nepal.

Well organized and cost effective

Fan Shuk Chun | Taiwan, China.

Rating: 5

Well organized and cost-effective trekking company. we enjoy a lot in trekking Manaslu organized by Birendra. Guide Sambhu and porter Ramesh did a great job for me.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (KTM)

Day 02: In Kathmandu

Day 03: Drive to Soti Khola

Day 04: Trek to Machha Khola (869m)Day 05: Trek to Jagat (1340m)


Day 06 Trek to Deng (1860m)


Day 07: Trek to Namrung (2630m)


Day 08: Trek to Sama Gaun (3520m)


Day 09: Rest and acclimatization day at Sama Gaun


Day 10: Trek to Samdo (3860m)


Day 11: Trek to Dharamsala (4460m)


Day 12: Trek to Bimtang (3750m) via Larke Pass (5135m)


Day 13: Trek to Dharapani (1963m)


Day 14: Drive to Besi Sahar – Kathmandu


Day 15: Fly back to home



Cost Details

What is included?

  • Airport Pick up and drop services during your international arrival and departure
  • Deluxe 3 star category accommodation in Kathmandu inclusive of breakfast according to itinerary.
  •  kathmandu to Soti Khola drive by local bus
  •  Besishahar to Kathmandu drive by local bus
  •  beautiful and clean accommodation at guest houses/lodges during the trek.
  • Meals of full board during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with a cup of hot drinks)
  • one trekking guide highly experienced, friendly, English speaking, government licensed, ministry of tourism trained with his salary, meals, accommodation, transportation and insurance.
  •  one very strong porter with salary, meals, accommodation, transportation and insurance
  •  Manaslu and Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) permits. Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) permits.
  •  Down jacket, Four – seasonal sleeping bag, Duffel bag, and trekking map (duffel bag, down jacket and sleeping bag have to be returned after trip completion)
  • Complementary welcome or farewell dinner in typical Nepali cultural restaurant
  •  all necessary paper works, Government tax and office services charges.
  • Assistant trekking guide if your group size 6 or more than 6 persons with salary, meals, accommodation, transportation and insurance
  • First AID medication and medicines with your guide.
  • certificate of your trekking signed by the company manager and your trekking guide.

What is not included?

  • Kathmandu city lunch and dinner (also not include in case of early returns, late departure than schedule itinerary)
  • international airfare to and from Nepal
  • travel, medical insurance, Emergency evacuation
  • Items of personal Nature (Hot shower, alcoholic beverages, Telephone, laundry, personal snacks, Internet, electronic or battery charging, hot water, Cold drinks)
  •  Extra accommodation in Kathmandu rather than itinerary
  •  Nepal visa fees (two passport photographs, US$ 25 for multiple entry 15 days, US$ 40 multiple entry for 30 days, US$ 90 multiple entry for 3 months) Can be issued upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport.
  •  Gratitude for your guide and porter
  •  City monument fees and other cost arising by mishaps, natural calamities.
  •  Services that are not mentioned in service include sections.



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