Manaslu Trek

Trek Duration : 17 Days


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Manaslu Trekking | Trekking to Manaslu

Manaslu Trek is not easy so you need to have a good level of fitness to really enjoy it. It was officially opened to tourists in 1991, however mountaineering expeditions have spent many years in the region especially the Japanese who led many expeditions to the region in the past. Manaslu is situated in west-central Nepal, the region is extremely beautiful and very remote. It lies along the border of Tibet and it is designated as a controlled trekking route due to the sensitivity of its position on the Tibetan (Chinese) border. Only organized trekking groups booked through a tour agent are allowed to visit, and all supplies necessary for the trip (including food and kerosene) must be carried in and all rubbish must be cleared up and portered out.The trek is around 180 kms in total with fantastic mountain scenery. Manaslu trek starts at around 375 m, the highest point being 5300 m. Ecosystems and ethnic cultures within the area are very different than a lot of other treks in Nepal, and you are physically closer to Tibet than any other trekking in Nepal.

The route completes a circuit around Manaslu and into the northern Himalayas, the aim is to completely encircle the great Manaslu-Himalchuli-Baudha massif. Manaslu trekking is not only geographically spectacular but also culturally fascinating. The inhabitants of the upper Budi Gandaki, a region known as Nupri ('the western mountains'), are direct descendants of Tibetan immigrants. Their speech, dress and customs are almost exclusively Tibetan and they still do a lot of trade with their Tibetan cousins across the border. The mountain views in Nupri are sensational and crossing the Larkya La (pass) is not only exciting , it is also is one of the most dramatic of any mountain passes in the Nepal Himalayas.

The beautiful view of the mountains from Manaslu is the major form of attraction of the Manaslu Trekking,this  trekking provides spectacular beauty along the border of Nepal and Tibet. The name Manasalu means the Spirit-Mountain in the local dialect, referring to the benevolent and strong deity, which dwells within and Trekking in Manasalu Himalaya region is one of the delightful adventure tours in Nepal.

Taking you through the magical turns and twists of the Himalayan Range, this trek is considered as an ideal experience to witness and enjoy the mesmeric views of the Manaslu Peak.During the winter the fascinating mountain manaslu ranges clad itself with thick blankets of snow.So,winter is the season for the adventure junkies to find the solitude.The journey through this region along with the legendary mountains and valley is enjoyable no doubt, but also a tough one.

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Day 1

Arrival Kathmandu airport Himalaya Arirang Trek represent will pick up you and drop to hotel check in fresh and short briefing about your trip after free overnight hotel.

Day 2

Early morning after breakfast we leave from the hotel our journey start for Arughat its (125KM) from Kathmandu it takes 5-6 hours by bus, car Jeep for your journey we pass trishuli river nice view overnight.

Day 3

When we leave from Arughat for Lapubesi trek sweeping views of the valley as we walk up, many waterfalls and rural scene it's the theme of trek until we get closer to Manaslu today we ascend from 570m in Arughat bazar to 880m in lapubesi this over the day our trek will be ling continuous rising to 5000m at the larke la pass on the way we cross many small waterfall river and green forest view.

Day 4

After breakfast we left from Lapubesi to dovan it's (975m) from Lapubesi it takes 6-7 hours by walking. The way to dovan is mostly jungle way you can chance to see bamboo and scenery view way to dovan and local life.

Day 5

Today trek was start to Philim (1565m) on the way we can see rocky trail to yarukhola bridge cross .we will follow the stone steps to rever and then climb to salleri .we will enjoy the view of Sringi mountain before making it to sirdibas village and passing along rural local mill overnight guest house.

Day 6

Morning breakfast and laving Philim the trail was continue with waterfall we will cross the suspension bridge over budhi gandaki river and north to nyak bagar, the route is scenic views of Ganesh himal we will cross dyang river and reach Deng village enjoy views of Ganesh & Dwijen mountain .

Day 7

Today we switch back steeply up to the small, poor village of Lana where the women usually have their looms out after climbing lovely woods of pine and crossing small bridge we reach Bihi phedi where there is a good shop mani stone and views of kutang himal after have 3-4 hours of trekking ahead of us twice crossing large budhi gandaki and twice over smaller tributary streams and all the time enjoying spectacular views eventually we reach the Ghap overnight guest house.

Day 8

Our trekking destination today is Lho gaun we ascend for an hour through a dense cool forest crossing the budhi gandaki river once on a wooden bridge climb on smooth stone steps we arrived at namrung village is the start of Nubri the reason of tibetan inhabitants speaking of western Tibet a few hours later we reach the village of Lho old gumba ,old houss also see Lihi village along the trail its billowing fields of barley we cross a large stream flowing from the lidanda glaciers and reach the Tibetan village overnight guesthouse.

Day 9

Today trekking we pass the new gumba and then ascend through lite forests next to the small river to rich the high Tibetan settlement of Shayal after few hours trekking classic alpine scenery leads up past Tibet grazing settlement to the Pung gyan gomba to the left in this village barley and potato are the main fields the Tibetan village is this region of Manaslu have distinctive entrance gates which are then traded back to Tibet take the afternoon hike up to the old gumba back to the town and wander the streets of the fascinating sama gaun village overnight guest house.

Day 10

we acclimatization in Sama gaun full day today afternoon walk to Pung gyen monastery 3870 miters or day hike to birendra lake and manaslu base camp and back to sama gaun over night lodge.

Day 11

After breakfast trekking to Samdo our destination today offer incredible mountain views pass woods of Himalayan birch during the walk up to Samdo and easy three hours away pass the long mani walls at khermo kharka after entrance Chorten of samdo high on a bluff. Again we descend back to budhi gandaki and cross the small bridge another short climb to the kane entrance of samdo there is a small house and gumba puja being held by several lamas in the samdo overnight mountain lodge .

Day 12

Today our trekking destination is Dharmasala (4480m)on the way to Dharmasala we can cross the bridge, climb through the ruins of Larkhy bazar one of the trade markets that flourished years back about three to four hours of climbing past glaciers with increasingly panoramas . Where we have lunch and gaze out of the views you will fell the elevation and cold here so enjoy a more relaxing afternoon and keep warm overnight guest house.

Day 13

After a short climb Dharmasala we reach the valley on the north side of the Larkya glaciers where we have views of cho danda we continue of the glacier the views from the top of the wonderful mountain panorama of him lung himal , cheo himal kangguru and the huge Annapurna similarly surprising from both side after hanging our Tibetan prayer flags get ready for a steep and following the top to a trail glacial moraine we will pass the smooth rocks before continue the decent and boulder strewn descent bring us in Bhimthang in the evening overnight guest house.

Day 14

Today we are trekking in the Annapurna region. Walking along the river Dudh Khola with an excellent view of Manaslu and peak 29 towards the north side. Continue 6 to 7 hours we go down through the massive pine forests to Tilji, Gurung village. We stay a village near the Marshyangdy River where you can join the classic Annapurna tour overnight mountain lodge.

Day 15

Breakfast and starting our day we will follow the trail along Marshyangdi River crossing the river approximately four times walk along narrow valleys after walking 4-5 hours from Tilji to Jagat then drive to bheshishar by local jeep overnight guest house.

Day 16

Today morning breakfast and we are going back to kathmandu by bus or by car 6 to 7 hours drive bank of the marshangdi rive and after trishuli river we have chance to nice difference local village and green mountain view from all our entire journey to Kathmandu check in hotel free overnight.

Day 17

Free day for shopping relaxes evening Himalaya Arirang Trekking company represent will drop you to airport your onward flight.

service include:

    • Airport Pick up and drop.
    • Accommodation hotel with breakfast Kathmandu.
    • Public Bus from Kathmandu to Arughat Gorkha & Besisahar to Kathmandu or Private car.
    • Three meals a day while trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) as indicated in the itinerary.
    • Accommodation while trekking in twin sharing basis local lodges / Tent Camp
    • All trekking and related permit & fees.
    • English speaking, professional guides and porters.


service exclude:

    • International airfare.
    • Meals at airports and whilst in Kathmandu
    • Entry Visa fee
    • Insurance which covers, medical, emergency evacuation, lost, theft expenses.
    • Drinks
    • Laundry fee.
    • Personal gears and expenses.


    • Lightweight walking boots & a pair of track shoes 
    • Guaranteed Waterproof & rainproof jacket with hood or a poncho.
    • Windproof, waterproof trousers are necessary on all treks going above 10.00ft.
    • A tracksuit useful for wearing in camp and in the tent.
    • 2 pair of loose fitting long shorts/ skirts.
    • Loose cotton pants, long sleeved –shirt is particularly suitable for avoiding sun burn.
    • A pair of gloves. Leather with lining and woolen are best.
    • 1 pair of sandals to wear in the cities and in camp.
    • 2 pairs of thin and 2 pair of thick woolen socks.
    • Down jacket, Woolen shirts and thick sweaters for winter December, January & February.
    • Duffle bag or kit bag to carry to gear while trekking.
    • Daypack: toilet items, camera, film towel, soap, a boot etc. 
    • Water bottle, sunglasses
    • 2-4 large plastic bags to separate clean clothes from dirty ones. 
    • Toiletries with small towels
    • Small headlamp or torch with spare batteries 
    • Raincoat (optional), which is useful when it rains. 


Facts of the Trip:

  • Trekking Destination:Manaslu Region/ Manaslu Trek
  • Best season:March to May & Sep to  November
  • Transportation:Public bus or private Jeep .
  • Accommodation:Hotel, Resort & tea house /camping
  • Grade:Strenuous
  • Trekking style:Both Tea house / camping
  • Highest access of trek:5200m
  • Culture:Mixed


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