Quick InfoMinimum: 2 persons
Price: USD 1699
Duration: 16 days
Manaslu provides fantastic mountain scenery, spanning altitudes from 375 m to 5300 m, a diverse range of ecosystems and ethnic cultures, and a trail that puts one physically closer to Tibet than any other trek in Nepal. This area has always seen relatively few trekkers when compared to the more popular regions of the Annapurna and the Khumbu, partly because of the greater logistics required. The quiet trails and simple villages, together with the stunning scenery around Manaslu make this one of the classic trekking adventures in the Himalaya
Day 01: Kathmandu to Aarughat
The trek beings with a 9 hours drive to reach the trail head - Aarughat (570m).
Day 02: Aarughat to Khursani Bari
Today you trek 6 hours to Khursani Bari (890m).
Day 03: Khursani Bari to Kholabesi
The Zigzag path follows through forests, villages, streams, pretty waterfalls and green hills to reach Lapu Besi. There are small markets, quite a few stores and even some donkeys on your way. You will also be crossing Machhakhola (a river) and head to a tiny village called Khola Besi. It takes about 6 hours.
Overnight Camp by the village yard
Day 04: Kholabesi to Jagat (1350m)
The next morning, you will be heading up passing through the hot springs at Tatopani. Moving through the steep valley sides, you're crossing a river through a suspension bridge. The trail is quite exposed and challenging in places.
Overnight Camp at Jagat
Day 05: Jagat to Phewa Khola
The trek moves gently uphill at the beginning of the day and then over a flat leveled paths mostly through forests of pine and rhododendron to get to Phewa Khola.
Overnight Camp at Phewa Khola
Day 06: Phewa Khola to Namlu
After breakfast you trek to Namlu (2900m) for about 5 hours, From Namlu, you can enjoy the spectacular view of Mt. Manaslu, rock hills, green valleys and ridges. It is a Buddhists village, where there are Monasteries, a water turbine, hydro electricity power house, Chortens and many prayer flags can be seen fluttering in the sky.
Overnight Camp at Namlu
Day 07: Namlu to Lo gaun
It takes around 4 hours to trek from Namlu to Lo gaun. Trekking through the inner Himalayan Range with a cool breeze flowing, one can also enjoy the views of such Mountains as Rupinala pass, Mt. Manaslu, Gorkha Himal, Dwijen Himal, Saula Himal, Laizing peak and many other snow capped peaks. Passing through the Tibetan village, you could find many plantations of barleys, buck wheat, oats and potatoes.
Overnight Camp at Lo gaun
Day 08: Lo gaun to Samdo gaun
Four hours trek will take you to another village called Samdo gaun which is situated at the height of 3390 meters.
Overnight Camp at Samdo gaun
Day 09: Acclimatization Day
You could take a breather to acclimatize and relax. You can hike up to Manaslu base camp to get a perfect view of the village Samdo, ice falls in Manaslu and Birendra kunda (an ice lake) near by Manaslu Base Camp.
Overnight camp at Samdo gaun
Day 10: Samdo gaun to Larke Phedi
Rocky trails towards Larke Phedi take about 3 hours which is 4460 meters high. While trekking you come across Larke Bazaar (market) where seasonal fairs are held for the local folks. Variety of goods is brought here from Tibet to be sold.
Overnight camp at Larke Phedi
Day 11: Larke Phedi to Bhimthang via Larke La pass (5315 m)
After breakfast the journey continues to crossing of Larke La pass at 5,315m. Climb all the way to the top ridge of Larke la with great views of the surrounding landscapes scenery of valleys, Larke peak, sunrise and mountains. This is one of the long and difficult days during the trek. It takes 6-7 hrs and you would be carrying a packed lunch along.
Overnight Camp at Bhimthang
Day 12: Bhimthang to Soti Khola
Crossing this high pasture, you would now start descending towards Soti Khola.
Overnight Camp at Soti Khola
Day 13: Soti khola to Tal
The 6 hours trek takes you to a place called Tal from Soti Khola.
Overnight Camp at Tal
Day 14: Tal to Syange
5 to 6 hours walking from the Tal takes you to a place called Syange where you stop for overnight at a camp.
Day 15: Syange to Khudi
Final day of trekking down the road heading towards Khudi.
Day 16: Departure to Kathmandu
After the fantastic trek you drive from Khudi to Besishar in a local bus. Upon reaching Besi sahar, you will board on the awaiting vehicle and drive back to Kathmandu.
Roshan has been tourism filed since 1990 working as a professional tourist guide. His experience starches all the way from Nepal to hills of Tibet. He is highly experienced as he has almost trekked most of the trekking routes of Nepal along with Tibet. He personally adores trekking trails like Makalu, Everest, Annapurna and Langtang as he has done several trips in these areas. Beside the regular trekking route he also specializes on trekking skills and knowledge off the beat track like Mustang, Dolpa Dhaulagari, Panchpokhari and many more. Professionalism is his best attribute and his ability to manage group makes him superb. His has managed 32 pax in a group without any difficulties. Adding to trekking, he is passionate about biking and manages mountain biking throughout the beautiful trails and landscape of Nepal. He has understood this field in depth and is among the best guide of Nepal. He feels blessed working along with chepang community as he frequently makes tours and enjoy with locals as a part of the society.
The stated price includes the trek only, but we recommend at least two pre-trek days in Kathmandu for arrival and briefings and one days after the tour. Any additional overnights, domestic flights, tour extensions and airport transfers can be booked with us. Send us a message and we arrange a customized full tour according to your wishes!
Included (during trek)