Manaslu Trekking

Duration: 19 days | Grade: Hard
Altitude: 5,100m.

"The Manaslu circuit is a classic Nepalese trek. It begins at low altitude in the farming commmunities and travels up a river, gradually assending to a pass at 5,100 metres, before a relatively quick descent to Pokhara (unless continuing on the optional extension over a second pass on the Annapurna circuit). This area is a remote wilderness containing some of the last remaining areas of pristine forests and alpine meadows in Nepal. "


Manaslu trek is a beautiful trek in the Nepal, Himalaya, with spectacular views of the Manaslu and going through authentic Hindu and Tibetan-style villages. You start low, walking through green countryside, and passing small Hindu villages. Heading northwards, the valley opens up to reveal delightful alpine meadows and small Tibetan-style villages which cluster beneath Manaslu’s sweeping North Face. Eventually the trail reaches Samagaon, the largest and most important village in the region. From here you head west and cross the Larke Pass (5160 m), a classic and tough route linking the Buri Gandaki with the Marsyangdi valley. The descent passes through beautiful alpine meadows at Bimtang, before joining the main Annapurna Circuit route and heading to the trailhead at Besi Sahar.


Trekking around Manaslu is a truly unique experience, giving you an opportunity to visit a relatively “untouched” region in Nepal. This region sees few trekkers, which helps maintain it’s more exclusive and unspoiled terrain. Manaslu trekking provides spectacular beauty along the border of Nepal and Tibet, allowing trekkers to venture around its magnificent circuit.


The Manaslu Trek is now a tea - house trek but better to use a tented camp. Some call it the best all round trek in Nepal and it's on the Nepal Tour. Manaslu is certainly a great alternative to the Annapurna Circuit. Camping is not required unless you go off the beaten track.

Trip Facts

  • Trip Duration: 19 days
  • Max Altitude: 5,100m
  • Group Size: 2 to 12
  • Tour Grade: Hard but Tented Camp / Tea House
  • Season: March - May, Sept - Dec
  • Tour Type: Drive Out / Drive in Trekking and Kathmandu Private vehicle
  • Highlight: While trekking in the Manaslu region, you will have the opportunity to interact with a cirque of awe-inspiring peaks over 6500 meter, including the awe-some Manaslu Himal and Ganesh Himal. The journey starts unfolding the majestic views of ancient oak and rhodendron forest, and terraced field of rice and millet, water falls, and the world of snow and ice.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Itinerary

  • Itinerary
  • Include / Exclude
  • Date & Price
  • Equipment
  • Trek Photo

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Arugath (550 m) 7 hrs jeep ; 1 ½ more by jeep to Soti Khola (597m)

Day 04: Trek Soti Khola (597 m) to Machhakhola (825 m) 6 hrs
Day 05: Trek Machhakhola (825 m) to Jagat (1330 m) 7-8 hrs
Day 06: Trek Jagat (1330 m) to Deng (1860 m) 6-7 hrs
Day 07: Trek Deng (1860 m) to Namrung (2580 m) 6-7 hrs
Day 08: Trek Namrung (2580 m) to Samagaon (3480 m) 6 hrs
Day 09: Restday Samagaon (3480 m); acclimatization walk to Birendra Tal and eventually to Manaslu Base Camp (4400 m)
Day 10: Trek Samagaon (3480 m) to Samdo (3865 m) 3-3 ½ hrs
Day 11: Trek Samdo (3865 m) - Dharmasala/Larke Phedi (4470 m) 3-3 ½ hrs
Day 12: Rest day at Larke Phedi (4470 m)
Day 13: Trek Larke Phedi (4470 m) to Bimtang (3740 m) 8-10 hrs walk via Larkya La (5125 m) (time depending on shape and weather conditions)

Day 14: Trek Bimtang (3740 m) to Tiliche (2255 m) 6 hrs
Day 15: Trek Tiliche (2255 m) to Chyamche 5 hrs
Day 16: Trek Chyamche to Ngadi Bazar 6 hrs
Day 17: Ngadi Bazar-Besisahar 4 hrs, bus to Kathmandu 6-7 hrs
Day 18: Free day in Kathmandu and Shopping
Day 19: Final Departure to own destination


NOTE: On Makalu Base Camp Trek of this type, weather, local politics, transport or a multitude of other factors beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

Trip Cost Includes:

  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • Kathmandu to Soti Khola by Land Cruiser Vehicle.
  • Nadi to Kathmandu by Land Cruiser Vehicle.
  • 4 nights accommodation in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast.
  • Kathmandu city tour as per the above itinerary.
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee and hot water during the trek.
  • Manaslu Conservation fee and necessary permits
  • All Camping Equipments(Tents) and Kitchen equipments
  • Tourist service charge, Vat.
  • Office Service charge.
  • Trekker's information management system (TIMS)
  • Guide & support staffs insurance and salary
  • Nepal Visitors Trekking T-shirt
  • Farewell dinner

Cost Does Not Include:

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Any meals in Kathmandu other than breakfast.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Helicopter Rescue if the clients sick while on the trekking
  • Nepal Tourist Visa fees
  • Items and expenses of personal nature
  • Any kind of alcoholic drinks, hot shower, cold drinks, snacks, laundry, phone call, internet.
  • Personal Trekking Equipments
  • Tips for guide, porters, driver...

Recommended Trekking Kit
The following is a list of clothing and accessories that we recommend that you take with you. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list, rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we feel are essential for your comfort and convenience. However we recognise that you may have your own personal preferences for clothing which may be equally as suitable.


Walking boots with suitable ankle support that have been worn-in prior to the trek, and which are waterproof
Trainer or casual shoes, for trekking and/or for travelling
Warm socks for colder areas
Gaiters, in case of rain or snow


Loose, casual trousers for trekking
Thermal leggings for colder areas
Long skirt for women as an alternative to trousers
Waterproof trousers


Selection of T-shirts, and long sleeved shirts, preferably not cotton
Thermal shirt for colder areas
Warm shirt, possibly fleece, for colder areas
Fleece jacket or warm wool jumper
Windproof, waterproof outer shell garment for higher altitudes
Down jacket (optional for cold nights & mornings; can be hired in Kathmandu cheaply)


Wool or fleece hat, or balaclava
Hat or cap for sun protection while trekking
Sunglasses or goggles
Sunscreen lotion and lip balm
Warm gloves


Other items
Strong rucksack, or large holdall to be carried by porters
Day sack to be carried personally
Plastic bags or stuff sacks to store/separate trekking gear inside your main bag
One litre water bottle
Personal first aid kit to include essential items
Sleeping bag, 4 season
Torch, ideally head torch
Camera and film ! - for those not to be forgotten shots of the Himalaya
Toilet items and towel
Large handerchief/bandana for neck


Optional Items
Books (see Recommended Reading)
Playing cards / backgammon / chess set

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