Manaslu Trek

12 Days

The Manaslu Trek is one of our favorite treks, and we’d love to help you discover this magnificent part of Nepal.

Manaslu Trek is a demanding adventure that provides a great combination of rich cultural heritage, beautiful scenery, and, most importantly, the breathtaking views of Manaslu, the world’s eighth highest peak (8,163m).

The Manaslu circuit includes the challenging Larke pass (5,213m), from where you can see Himal Chuli, Manaslu, Cheo Himal, and Himlung Himal. This route is also far less crowded than the trek to Everest Base Camp or the Annapurna Circuit. The Manaslu Circuit is also rich in geological and cultural diversity. Gurng, Tibetan, and Brachman are among the ethnic groups who live in this area.

The Manaslu trip was just inaugurated in 1991. It begins at Gorkha Bazar and Dhading Arughat (or as an alternative route from Trisuli Bazaar). We follow the Budi Gandaki valley, marveling at its intriguing and quite abrupt terrain. We descend into the Marsyangdi river valley after crossing the snow-covered Larke La. Some hikers continue on to the famed Annapurna circuit, Tilicho Lake, Narphu valley, and Rupinala Pass. You may also hike to Manaslu, cross the Larka La mountain, and end at the Marsyangdi valley.

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Trip Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in the unparalleled scenic beauty of the Manaslu region.
  • Experience the thrill of trekking on less crowded trails.
  • Interact with the warm and friendly locals of Manaslu.
  • Witness the grandeur of Mount Manaslu and the Ganesh Himal Range, creating a stunning backdrop throughout your journey.
  • Capture breathtaking vistas of snow-capped mountains, deep valleys, and cascading waterfalls
  • These hidden treasures add a touch of mystery and exploration to your adventure.
  • Experience the unique charm of teahouse trekking.
  • Immerse yourself in the local culture by participating in traditional ceremonies, festivals, and rituals.
  • Encounter terraced fields and rhododendron forests to rugged mountain terrain, each day brings a new and exciting backdrop.
  • The sense of achievement and personal growth is unparalleled.

Manaslu Trek Itinerary

The Himalayan walk begins with a beautiful drive to Soti Khola along the Prithivi highway, which goes to Pokhara, till Dhading, when you'll exit off the highway and take a narrower, less comfortable path. Traditional Nepalese homes, the Buri Gandaki River, picturesque valleys, and more will all be on display for our viewing pleasure. We arrive in Soti Khola after departing from major settlements like as Arughat, Arkhet Bazar, and Khyorpani.
Teahouse for the night.

On the first day of the Manaslu Circuit journey, you'll take it easy along the mule road, then ascend dangerous stairs crushed into a cliff face, and finally descend to Lyabrubesi. Our journey to Nauli Khola continues as we cross the suspension bridge. We next go to Machha Khola by following the Buri Gandaki.
Teahouse for the night

To reach Khorlabesi and the hot springs at Tatopani, we retrace our steps via the historic riverbank path. We then go to Doban, Thulo Dunga, and Yara Bagar by following the path that begins on the eastern side of Buri Gandaki. A suspension bridge is reached at the end of the trail's winding descent and ascent over the river. Jagat is the last gate before you reach the Manaslu Conservation Area.
Teahouse for the night

The trek begins with an uphill to Sirdibas and then goes on to Philim. As the route twists past waterfalls to reach the Ekle Bhatti, the environment becomes more parched. As we continue on our journey, the road turnoff to Lokpa on the route to Tsum Valley and rise above the junction of the Buri Gandaki and Shar Khola to Pewa, followed by a short walk to Deng. We have a unique geographical formation from here.
Overnight stay at the Teahouse

Continuing down the Buri Gandaki, we take a diversion around the stone-cut town of Bhi, then continue on to Bhijam. From there, we take a diversion to the Buddhist settlement of Pork. The descent to Ghap and the ascent to Tom Khola and Longa Chuta are both imminent. After crossing the Buri Gandaki to the south side, we continue on a short walk to Namrung through a beautiful forest of fir and rhododendron, which is teeming with birds and langur monkeys.
Teahouse for the night

Another benefit we're enjoying is the significant cultural change from when we were here a few days ago.We continue our journey past the Namrung and ascend to the Upper Nupri, where the majority of the population wears the Tibetan-style wraparound cloak, the Chu-bas, and the speech shifts to a type of Tibetan. In order to reach the base camp and begin the ascent of Himalchuli (7893m), we deviate from the main path after passing the settlement of Barsam, Lhi. By following the route to the more rural gombas, we continue over a succession of valleys until we arrive at Sama.
Teahouse for the night

We are taking it easy today so that we can adapt to the higher altitude.Hiking to Manaslu Base Camp, we visit the Pungyen Gompa at an elevation of 4070 metres.
Spend the night in the teahouse

The trek begins with a moderate ascent and then levels off. After reaching the junction for Birendra Tal and Manaslu Base Camp, we continue on the path that returns us to the Buri Gandaki. The valley opens out and the path leads to the kani (gateway) of Samdo after a while, when we reach Kermo Kharka. Embark on a snowy adventure with our journey.
Teahouse for the night

Before beginning to ascend the Larkya La, the first stage of the walk is descending through the farms. While climbing to Dharmasala, the sole shelter before the Larkya La, we may enjoy breathtaking views of Manaslu and the Syach Glacier, as well as the possibility of seeing blue sheep.
Teahouse for the night

The longest pass in the world is this one. The first part of the hike involves climbing a snow mound and a moraine to reach four frozen lakes. Along the way, you'll pass a breathtaking view of the Himlung Himal (7126m), Cheo Himal (6820m), Gyaji Kung (7030m), Kang Guru (6981m) and Annapurna II (7937m). Once we reach Taubuche, we drop over very slippery scree to reach Yarkya La, the highest point of our journey. From there, we make a modest ascent to Bimtang.
Teahouse for the night

After some time on land, the first leg of the journey will be on water. Even though the whole trail is downhill, the constant decline is hard on the knees, therefore trekking poles are a good investment. The settlement of Gho (2560m) and the riverbank are reached by following a broad arc that descends from the mountain. Upon descending, the scenery will transform into verdant vegetation. Dharapani is our next destination.
End of stay at teahouse

Exciting and picturesque tour. The travel to Kathmandu will be rough for the first few hours, but then it will become much more comfortable.
Bedding down at the hotel

Included and Not Included in Your Manaslu Trek

Cost Includes

  • Join a government-licensed trekking guide who is fluent in English on your hike.
  • 1 porter (minimum two customers) to help you with your trek baggage (12kg per person) up to a maximum of 24 kg.
  • Sleeping quarters for the duration of the hike at teahouses that have been hand-picked according to the route
  • Duffel bag, hiking map, and bus tickets (KTM-Soti Khola and Dharapani-KTM) to share
  • Travelers' Information Management System (TIMS) identification document
  • Everyone must have an entry permit to enter the Annapurna Conservation Area.
  • Entry Permit to Manaslu Conservation Area for Every Member
  • All federal, state, and municipal taxes, as well as any required paperwork
  • A traditional Nepali cultural restaurant in Kathmandu, hosted by the host family, for a farewell meal
  • A first aid kit, oximeters to measure blood oxygen levels, and a first aid kit for the guide

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare to and from your country Nepal visa (25 USD for 15 days and 40 USD for 30 days)—two passport photos are necessary. Visit the official website of the Nepal Immigration Department for additional details.
  • When you book your excursions with GTT, make sure to provide the following items for insurance:
  • Included in the regular plans that cover trekking activities up to 5,000m, you are need to present a copy of your insurance certificate.
  • Not included in the trip fee is your insurance, which must cover accidents, medical expenditures, and emergency evacuation (including helicopter rescue up to 5,000m).
  • Make sure your needs are covered by reading the policy thoroughly before you get insurance.
  • Additional coverage for cancellation, curtailment, and loss of baggage and personal goods should be included in your insurance policy, according to GTT.
  • While hiking, you can't have any alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, boiling water, snacks, desserts, etc.
  • The people working for you (guides, porters, drivers) in Nepal expect you to leave them a tip.
  • Wi-Fi, hot showers, and battery charging (often free, sometimes an additional fee at lodges)
  • Unexpected expenditures that we cannot control, such as flights being canceled or delayed, weather-related problems, sickness while trekking, rescue fees, etc.
  • Any additional expenditures not clearly covered. When in doubt, please don't hesitate to ask.

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Manaslu Trek
  • Kathmandu
  • (March to May) (September to November)
  • Sharing & Private Vehicle
  • Private & Group Join
  • 700m - 5100m
  • 5-7 Hours
  • Kathmandu