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The Manaslu Trekking

Trekking around Manaslu offers a unique opportunity to experience relatively "untouched" region of Nepal. Opened for trekking only since 1991, it provides spectacular beauty along the border of Nepal and China and is now a controlled trekking route which allows organized trekking groups special permits to venture round its spectacular circuit. Located in west-central Nepal, the 177-km trek around Manaslu provides strong walkers the best that Nepal has to offer: fantastic mountain scenery, spanning altitudes from 375m to 5,300m.a diverse range of ecosystems and ethnic cultures. And a trail that puts one physically closer to Tibet than any other trek in Nepal.

Fact Box  
Starting from: Kathmandu. to Gorkha by bus.
Ending at: Besisahar to Kathmandu.
Grade: Easy to Difficult.
Highest access of the trek: Larkya La Pass (5213m).
Culture encounter Sherpa
Trekking type Camping
Himalayan sights: Manaslu, Ganesh himal
Most Attraction of the trek: Most challenging special recognized trek of the Government
Best Seasion: February, March, April, May, October, November
Meal: breakfast, lunch, & Dinner
Activities: Trekking
Transportation: Car / Van
Accommodation: Camping
Minimum Group Size: 1
Per day Walking: 5 to 7 hours
Itinerary type Fixed / Customized

Day to Day Itinerary
Day 01 Arrive in Kathmandu Airport & Transfer to Hotel
Welcome dinner in the evening.
Day 02 Full day Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley.
We will be visiting three of the famous heritage sites in Kathmandu. You will visit first the Swayambunath Stupa (Monkey Temple). It is said that Swayambunath Stupa is more than 2,000 years old, and it symbolizes knowledge. The painted eyes on all four sides symbolize the all-seeing power of Buddha. It is an important Buddhist place where pilgrims from all over the world come.
It is a 30 minutes drive to Boudhanath Stupa, another important Buddhist pilgrims site. This ancient Stupa is considered one of the biggest in the World. Every morning and evening, many Buddhist devotees come here to pray and circumambulate enabling the visitors to observe local religious practices.
One of the holiest hindu shrines in the world, The fabulous pagoda houses the linga of Lord Shiva and people bathe in the Bagmati River with a faith of cleansing themselves spiritually. Many Sadhus or Hindu Ascetics live here. During religious festivals, Hindus come to make offerings, and it is sometimes very crowded.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square: This former royal palace complex offers the elegant 15th century Palace of 55 win-dows, artistic courtyards, the Golden gat.
Patan Durbar Square : Durbar Square an enchanting melage of palace buildings, courtyards and pagoda temples, is the center of Patan's religious and social life.
Day 03 By bus to Gorkha bazaar. It takes about 5 hours by bus. In the afternoon visit the old palace of Gorkha and temple of Kali.
Day 04 Gorkha to Khanchowk village
It is an beautiful walk through ridge of hill and passing many villages along the way.
Day 05 Khanchowk village to Arughat village;
Trail descents continues from Khanchowk all the way to Arughat bazaar through cultivated , terraced hill sides and villages.
Day 06 Arughat to Soti Khola;
The path will go along the Buri Gandaki all the way to its headwaters. The trail goes across forests populated by monkeys. When you reach wide area of rice paddies you will come to Arkhet. From here trail descends and ascents to reach soti khola. There is a good swimming hole and a small water fall just above the trail.
Day 07 Soti khola to lapubesi
From here the course will repeat ascents and descents through the forested area.
Day 08 Lapubesi to tatopani
From here , traverse the slope that has farm fields and rice paddies .further ahead the valley will become a wider. The path will will go down to the shores of white sand .trail still descends and ascents to reach to Tatopani where it has a hot spring.
Day 09 Tatopani to Jagat
Crossing the suspension bridge and passing the forested area. following the path looks like it is carved in the rock to reach Doban. Soon after crossing villages and suspension bridge in Doban khola trail repeating ascents and descents will come to Jagat.
Day 10 Jagat to Ekle Bhatti
Climbing over a rocky ridge of Salleri , there are a good views of Sringi Himal. Passing through the Gurung villages to reach to Ekle bhati. Where it has strong influence of Tibetan.
Day 11 Ekle Bhatti to Deng
The route enters a steep uninhabited gorge. Trail descents grassy slopes dotted with pine trees offering a pleasant walk through bamboo forest to the deng khola.
Day 12 Deng to Ghap;(2040m)
The path will go down to river shores. Steep cliffs continue to surround the valley. Crossing a suspension bridge to reach to Lana. The path will becomes a gentle ascent till Bih. From here on, traverse through the forest to come to farm fields and go through the khani then you are in Ghap.
Day 13 Ghap to Namrung;(2660m)
Moving on to the forest and crossing a few times wooden bridge over in Buri Gandaki the path will becomes steeper till Namru village. At this stage the Tibetan border is only a few kilometers to the north.
Day 14 Namrung to Lho(3100m)
After passing through Bengsam village, LI and Khani you will come to Hinan khola. Crosses the streams, you will come to Sho village. From where the views are open Naike peak, Manaslu north peak and Manaslu. Lho has wide farm fields on the gentle mountain flank, it is a large village with many houses and a fine Gimpa. The view from here are excellent.
Day 15 Lho to Sama Gompa;(3500m)
Soon after the junction, you will cross the stream using the wooden bridge and zigzag up the forested area to reach to Honsanho Gompa. Where it has an open view. After crossing Pungen glacier valley will become a wider. Move on from one Chorten to another to reach sama. Which is surrounded by a large number of Mani stones and Chortens. The Gompa on the top of the hill is very fine and worth visiting.
Day 16 Samdo to Larke rest house;(4480m)
The path becomes steeper. Crossing the tundra, it winds its way to the foot of the immense Larkya glacier which pours of the Manaslu.
Day 17 Rest house – Larke pass to Bhimathan;(4066m)
Keep ascending on the gentle slope towards to Cho Dhanda and to the pass. Glacier lake can be seen .when you reach to the top of Larke la , colorful prayer flags are flapping in the wind. The view to the west is wide open. After crossing the pass trail descends all the way to Bhimthan.
Day 18 Bhimthan to Tilje(3300m)
The trail gets easier. It start with a gentle climb through paddy fields towards the small Karcha La pass and descends through fir tree and rhododendron forests to Tilje.
Day 19 Tilje to Syamje(1350m)
The trail continues down hill and steepest gorge of the Marshandi river.
Day 20 Syamje to Bhulbule;
Trail continues in the bank of Marshandi river
Day 21 Bhulbule to Besisahar
Day 22 Besisahar to Kathmandu. by bus
Day 23 Free Day in Kathmandu
Day 24 Depart Kathmandu
You will be transferred to the airport for your final departure from Kathmandu.

Trek Price as per above program

Group Size
2 - 3 
4 - 5
6 - 7
8 - 9
10 - 11
12 + Above 
Price in US$ 

Package Price Includes

  • Airport Pickup and Drop
  • All the ground Transportation by bus
  • 4 night hotel in Kathmandu ( 4 Star )
  • 16 night 17days trekking in Tent
  • All the meal during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • Trek Permit & National Park fee
  • Tour leader for entire tour (All camping equipment like tent, Sleeping Bag, Kitchen Equipment, Jacket etc.)
  • An experience guide (trained by Ministry of tourism), necessary trekking staff and their meal/accommodation/transportation/salary/insurance/equipments.
  • Special trek permit for 14 Days in manaslu area Us $ 180 per person

Package Price Excludes

  • Personal bar bill, travel insurance/International airfare.
  • Items of personal expenses such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, tips etc.
  • Nepal entry visa fee US$ 30 (duration 60 days from date of issue)- Available at Royal Nepalese Embassies and Royal Nepalese Consulates abroad or on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.
  • All the entrance fee of temple in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • All the meal while you are in Kathmandu

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