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Manaslu Trekking

Manaslu Trekking - 17 Days

Trip Facts

Group Size
+2 People above
Trip Grade
Hotel/Guest House/Tented Camp
Max. Elevation
Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus

Trip Overview of Manaslu Trekking

The Manaslu Trekking is a popular and challenging trekking route located in the western part of Nepal, near the border with Tibet. It takes its name from Mount Manaslu, the eighth highest peak in the world, which stands at 8,163 meters (26,781 feet) above sea level. The trek offers breathtaking views of the Himalayan mountains, lush forests, and picturesque landscapes, making it a favorite among adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers.

The trekking route typically takes around 14 to 18 days to complete, covering a distance of approximately 177 kilometers (110 miles). It starts from the town of Soti Khola and takes trekkers through diverse terrain, including remote villages, terraced fields, and challenging mountain passes, before eventually reaching the Larkya La Pass at an altitude of 5,160 meters (16,930 feet).

Along the way, trekkers have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the local culture of various ethnic communities such as the Gurungs, Tamangs, and Sherpas, who reside in the region. The traditional villages with their unique customs and warm hospitality add a rich cultural dimension to the trek.

The Manaslu region was opened for trekking in 1992, and it is regulated by the Nepalese government. Trekkers require a special permit to enter this restricted area due to its proximity to the Tibetan border and the preservation of its pristine environment. The permit system also helps in managing the number of trekkers and ensuring the sustainability of the area.

Overall, the Manaslu Trek is considered a challenging and rewarding adventure, offering an off-the-beaten-path experience that provides an excellent alternative to the more popular Annapurna and Everest regions in Nepal. It allows trekkers to connect with nature, experience authentic mountain life, and witness some of the most awe-inspiring landscapes in the world.

Additional Information
The favorable season for the trek to Manaslu is from March to May and September to December. We offer 18 day Manaslu Trek itinerary including arrival and departure date from Nepal. Tourist Link Treks arrange around the year as per trekkers' wishes and holiday frames. It takes nearly 3 weeks of holidays required for Manaslu with Larke-La pass Trekking as well as the required minimum two-person need for a Manaslu trekking permit through government registered Nepal Trekking Company. We will make feel a great difference if you decided to Manaslu trek with us. Our staff will definitely make you safe, memorable, and comfortable as well as minimum budget cost for a small group with a fixed departure date of 2023 and 2024.


On the 1st day of an itinerary, you will head towards Arughat from Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu which consumes 7 to 8 hours by bus. You have to go behind the highway of Pokhara in the first phase until you reach the Hill Bazaar of Gorkha. Overnight stay in a guest house.

On the 2nd day of the trekking package, you will trek to Lapubesi (880m) taking nearly 6 hours from Arughat. The trail shows the way through the profound forest and numerous villages. More than a few pasturelands comes beneath the tiny village of Lapubesi. Overnight stay in a guest house.

On the 3rd day, you will move to trek to Machhakhola (890m) captivating 6 to 7 hours from Lapubesi. You will bump into numerous rise and fall and next you will scale the paddies very soon proceeding to the attractive Gurung village. Away from the valley, the trail goes down onto the banks of the river to the village of Machhakhola (Fish River) just above the river which provides a fine analysis of Ganesh Himal (7,000m). Overnight stay at a Guesthouse.

Following the forest path which is a small section, you will arrive at the single teahouse situated at Doban. It is a benefit to get familiarity with the rapids of Budhi Gandaki. At Lauri, you will pass the river on a suspension bridge, and afterward get ready to ascend on a high pathway to the grassland of Jagat (1410m) on the 4th day. Overnight stay at a Mountain Lodge.

On this day you will pass through the West bank of the Budhi Gandaki which goes up and fold next to the River efficiently uphill to the village of Jagat. Moving down to Sirdibas you will get together to the additional suspension bridge that leads you to the East bank providing a strenuous rise up to Philim. Philim (1519m) is a prosperous Gurung village, the Chholing Sandu Gompa which is bordered by the lowland of maize and millet. Overnight at a guest house.

Passing on the top of the dramatic ravine and incoming the chiefly vacant area of pine trees preceding to go down to a trail intersection at New Bridge, you will be following the trail towards the left to Ghap, the Budhi Gandaki. Subsequently, towards the inside into its slight ravine on an ascending and descending trail with river passing. Later than that there is a suspension bridge, where the trail comes into the bamboo forest and gets higher into the village of Deng (2360m), covering 6 to 7 hours. Overnight stay in a guest house.

On the 7th day, you will trek to Namrung (2660m), taking about 6 to 7 hours. On the way there comes a bridge which should be crossed, to cross the river where it goes down to a gorge after which the forest thins and the trail becomes so easier. Then, it ascends through the bamboo tree and the forest of Rhododendron, and the hydroelectric plant to Namrung. Overnight stay at a Guest House.

The trail passes the bridge above the Numla Khola that tire out the Pungyen Glacier from the Manaslu; a trail demonstrates the way to Pungyen gompa. The foremost part of Samagaon (3530m) is shaped through the two rows of houses taking 5 to 6 hours. On the top of the last village, overlooking the valley stands the Kargyu Chholing Monastery. For the trek to Samagaon, you have to take a gradual ascend from Namrung. Overnight at a guest house.

On the 9th day, you will be in motion to Samdo (3780m) taking breakfast early in the morning. Samdo is the society of a group of people whose houses are to be found at the back of an edge. In the afternoon you will march for observing the standpoint of the Pana Danda. You can still go to Samdo Peak, the Northeast which will present the most favorable outlook of Manaslu. Overnight at a guest house.

After long hours of trekking, you will take a rest on the 10th day of Manaslu Trekking. The very next day you will be prepared to trek Dharamsala. So, it is in good health to have rest on Samdo. If it is potential you can acquire a few minutes of a hike later on but the primary thing is you will have some sound rest. Overnight stay at a guest house.

On the 11th day, you will trek about 4 to 5 hours in Dharamsala (4460m). Trekking in Dharamsala is a superb plan which offers the sight of Mountains that are covered with white snow. The trail is small, rough, and tricky yet when you get to Dharamsala, the sentiment of tired takes away. Overnight stay at a guest house.

Bimthang (3720m) is positioned below the Dharamsala, and you will trek to Bimtang on the 12th day of an itinerary. Bimtang is an extensive valley with an ample number of sandstone walls and vacant houses. Trek to Bimtang is not a simple trek as it needs 8 to 9 hours of trekking so, you will trek early in the morning devoid of having breakfast. Overnight stay at Mountain Lodge.

On the 13th day, you will head towards Tilje (2255m) from Bimtang taking 6 to 7 hours. Tilche is an additional striking destination where you can perceive the green trees and the hot springs. Trekking roughly 8 and 9 hours to Bimtang, you may sense weary so, on this day you will trek little by little to put your feet up. Overnight stay at a guest house.

On the following day, you will move from Tilje to Chyamche after taking breakfast. Chyamche is a nice destination to trek and as you reach Chyamche you will sense that the duration of the trek is so close to the ending of the Manaslu Trekking. In Chyamche you can encounter the daily activities of people whose lives are not disturbed by technologies. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

The trek to Ngadi Bazaar will succeed to make an impression regarding the trek as it offers a sweet and stunningly attractive landscape. Every moment, the views look even more beautiful and better. Similarly, your heart will beat down with rain, the river outside at night. Sometimes you may not be able to take some photographs so, you have to wait for the next day. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

On the 16th day you will take a drive towards Kathmandu, from there you will be transferred to the hotel. You will still mesmerize the beautiful memories in your mind so vividly. Even on the way, you can view nice scenery with rivers and trees. Overnight stay in a hotel.

On the 17th day you will check out from the hotel and our representative staff from Tourist Link Trek and Expedition will transfer you to the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu safely so that you can move towards your hometown or your next destination.

What's included?

  • All necessary grounded transportation by private vehicle including airport transfer
  • Sightseeing at Kathmandu Valley includes all entry fees, tour guide, and private vehicle
  • Two-night accommodation with breakfast at 3-star category Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Best available twin-sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek
  • Three daily meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
  • One highly experienced helpful and friendly guide (English speaking and Government licensed holder guide)
  • Porter service (2 Trekker: 1 Porter) their food, accommodation, Salary, equipment, and staff insurance
  • Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion
  • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • All necessary paperwork and Special permits (Manaslu area permit, ACAP, and MCAP) Please bring 3 passport size photographs
  • All Local/Government Taxes and office service charge
  • Medical Supplies (First Aid Kit will be available)
  • Farewell dinner before departure
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which your travel insurance Company will pay

What's not included?

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Snacks and other expenses
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Hot showers during the trek
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Emergency evacuation if required
  • Personal expenses like phone calls, laundry, bar bills and extra porters
  • Tips and donations for guides and porters.
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extend

Fixed Departures

Sorry, No fixed departure dates availabe, Please request for Private Trip

Essential Information

Manaslu Trekking what you need know?

When to Go?

March to May and mid-September to November are ideal times to go on trekking in Nepal. However, you can do the trek throughout the year, excluding harsh winter and heavy monsoon period for better experiences. Read more...

Gear Checklist

Gears and equipment assure your safety and smooth trekking experiences as you enter the Himalayas. With essential equipment, you can add some of the other specific ones which most probably will come handy in the trek. A reliable preparation from your side is a positive step for successful trekking and climbing expedition. Read more...

Food, drinking water, and accommodation facilities

The menu for everyday foods gets slimmer with a significant rise in altitude. One can always find a warm tea and basic local staple in the lodges or teahouses operating here. Natural drinking water sources, as well as Drinking water taps, are available throughout the trail. Accommodations might lose even some of the basic facilities as we move higher up in the trails of Himalayas. Read more...

Trip Permit

To enter and trek the protected and restricted segments of Nepal, you will have to take special permits from the government of Nepal for the sole purpose of preserving the people and nature of these areas. Read more...

Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness is one of the primary concern while trekking in the areas of higher altitude. You must be prepared and act quickly if the symptoms appear during the trek. Using some prevention techniques, you can slow down and minimize the symptoms of Altitude sickness up to some extent. Read More...

Physical condition and experience requirements

Different types and levels of trekking might require a certain minimum fitness level to accomplish. With the guides, you can make up for the segments of lacking experience of trekking. Nepal also offers a lot of different varieties of the trek which the trekkers of any age or physical condition can do. Selection of optimal trekking program is best for both parties. Read more...


Weather in the Higher Himalayas is always unpredictable. Regular monitoring and contact help us to be safe from any unforeseen change of weather in most cases. With the presence of a licensed guide, you can take correct destinations and make the most of the trek. Read more...

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