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Manaslu Tea House Trekking17 Days

Minimum Participants 2
Mode of Travel Adventures
Accommodation Tea House
Meals B&B on cities and full board on trek
Transportation private or public vehicle

trip Overview

Manaslu Trek is one of the best and most adventurous treks around the Manaslu Conservation area. It lies in the northwest part of Kathmandu. Manaslu is a well-known and much-loved trekking trail in Nepal’s Himalayan landscapes. The trail will give us experience in an untouched region of Nepal. On this trek, we will enjoy the jaw-dropping view of the world’s eighth-highest mountain i.e. Mt. Manaslu. The word Manaslu comes from the Sanskrit word “Manasa” which means ‘Soul’ leading the meaning of Manaslu to “mountain of souls”. The first footprint of Manaslu was by the Japanese Expedition in 1956. After that time the Manaslu trek became more famous and still to this day it is one of the best trekking routes for Nepali culture and spectacular mountain views.

Nepal Dream Path starts the Manaslu trek with a long drive to Machha Khola. It offers great views of some of the highest mountains in the world and several magnificent waterfalls along the way. Manaslu Conservation Area has a unique environment and is exceptionally rich in biodiversity. Manaslu is a sanctuary for endangered wild animals like the Himalayan Tahr, Blue Sheep, Snow leopard, Marmot and many more. Manaslu and Ganesh Himal are the famous peaks on the trekking route with many snow-capped peaks over 6000m such as Tewa Himal, Shrimgi Himal and many other spectacular peaks as well. This trekking route is becoming more popular day by day due to its natural and cultural attractions. The magnificent views of the Annapurna range will reward you on the trek. You will also come across cultural diversities and natural scenery with high-altitude glacier lakes. This trek will end at Dharapani and back to Kathmandu with a memory of Manaslu. Nepal Dream Path Treks offers the Manaslu trek for the adventure seeker in a tea house or camping trek.

Highlights of Manaslu Teahouse trek

Stunning mountain views
Majestic gorges and waterfalls
Raging rivers
Wildlife such as Marmots, deer and eagles
Character filled villages
Monasteries, Stupas, Chortens and Mani walls
Glaciers, lakes, impressive Moraines
Pungyen Gumpa
Rhododendron and pine forest


Short Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu [1,300m] and transfer to respective hotels.
Day 02: Sightseeing around world heritage sites in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Maccha Khola (930m) [7-8 hrs drive]

Day 04: Trek to Jagat [1350m] [7-8 hrs walk].
Day 05: Trek to Deng [1775m] [7-8 hrs walk].
Day 06: Trek to Ghap [2156m] [5-6 hrs walk].
Day 07: Trek to Lho [3150m] via Bih [6-7 hrs walk].
Day 08: Trek to Samagau [3550m] [4-5 hrs walk].
Day 09: Acclimatization Day at Samagau and explore around Pungyen Gumpa [4000m] [6-7hrs walk].
Day 10: Trek to Samdo (3800m) (4-5 hrs walk)
Day 11: Trek to Dharamsala [4460m] [4-5 hrs walk].
Day 12: Trek to Bhimtang via Larkya Pass (5160m) [8-9hrs walk].
Day 13: Trek to Kharche (2700m) (5-6 hrs walk)
Day 14: Trek to Dharapani [1943m] [4-5 hrs walk].
Day 15: Drive to Kathmandu (9-10 hrs drive)
Day 16: Free day in Kathmandu guided tour on request.
Day 17: Transfer to the airport for International Departure.

Detail Itinerary

35m drive B&B plan Hotel/resort

On arrival at Kathmandu Airport meet our Nepal Dream Path Treks staff for transportation to respective hotels. Nepal Dream Path Treks guide will brief you at the hotel in Kathmandu regarding do's and don’ts on the trek and other related information that you might require while in Nepal with Nepal Dream Path Treks.

10am - 4pm B&B plan Hotel/resort

After spending your first night in Kathmandu, you will be well informed about the time for your half-day guided sightseeing tour around Kathmandu and places of interest you may visit. Kathmandu is full of world heritage sites. Click here for detailed information about where to visit Kathmandu Valley?

6 hrs drive All breakfast, lunch, dinner Tea House

Our journey starts after having breakfast heading towards Machha Khola by private or public transport. We cross Kathmandu Valley and follow along the Trishuli River. We cross the Trishuli River over the bridge and pass along through the dense forest and the huge beautiful town of Arughat Bazaar which lies at the edge of the beautiful river Budhi Gandaki. After that, we drive to the west side of the Budhi Gandaki River and reach the beautiful little village of Machha Khola. This is the place that meets the Budhi Gandaki River. We stay overnight at the Tea House in Machha Khola.

6-7 hrs walk All meals during trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea House

After breakfast our journey starts. We follow the newly constructed road, passing the beautiful waterfalls and hot spring then crossing the suspension bridge to follow the trail to Doban. The trail climbs passing a landslide area and alongside the raging river to reach Yaru phat. The trail continues to the Budhi Gandaki river, crossing the suspension bridge to spend overnight in Jagat.

7-8 hrs walk All meals during trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea House

The trek starts after checking the permits by the authorized person of Manaslu Conservation Area. The trail continues to the north where we pass through small charming villages, then we cross the Budhi Gandaki to reach Philim. We walk up gradually to reach Chisopani, the landscape and valley views are amazing. We cross the river again where the track splits for Manaslu and Tsum Valley. The trail goes through the gorge to Pewa, we can also have a great opportunity to witness the eagles. A little climb then we reach Deng where we stay overnight.

5-6 hrs All meals during trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea House

After breakfast we start our walk on the trail which continues north following the river edge of Budhi Gandaki. We climb sometimes up and sometimes down passing through beautiful forests, wonderful views of waterfalls and reach a small delightful village called Rana. We continue our trail until we reach Bihi Phedi where we take a rest and have lunch. The trail continues up and down with a narrow path with beautiful scenery. The trail ends when we cross Shringi Khola and reach the beautiful village, Ghap, where we stay tonight.

6-7 hrs walk All meals during trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea House

The trail starts after having breakfast at Ghap. The trail continues following Budhi Gandaki River with huge boulders which create spectacular canyons and caverns and massive eddies.  We continue through dense pine forest with rhododendrons that bloom every spring season. Walking through Tibetan style villages where the houses are built with the local rock and slate rooves. Manaslu mountain is in the background, fields of grain and vegetables surrounding the houses. We continue on the trail by passing some small villages and after a little bit of climb up we reached Lho, the great viewpoint of Shringi, Ganesh Himal and many more. Overnight at Lho.

4-5 hrs walk All meals during trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea House

From Lho there is a beautiful monastery with amazing views of the mountains. Along the trail we are climbing and walk through pine forests beside a stream towards Sela. When we reach Sela, amazing views of mountains and the trail continues gradually up and down crossing the suspension bridge. Pleasant walk, open valley then we reach Samagau which feels like we reach a Buddhist town. Overnight in Samagau.

On our acclimatization day there are several options. Pungyen Gumpa, Manaslu Base Camp or Birendra lake but we highly recommend going to Pungyen Gumpa for the buddhist culture and spectacular views of the Himalyas and glaciers.

4-5 hrs walk All meals during trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea House

After the breakfast the trail continues to Samdo. It is a pleasant walk, we'll see big mountains following the river and we will pass the marmot holes. If we are lucky we can see them grazing. We can also see yaks grazing. When we reach Samdo this is the last village before the pass. The local people are influenced by the Tibetan culture. Overnight at Samdo.

4-5 hrs walk All meals during trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea House or tent

After overnight in Samdo we are heading to Dharamsala. The trail goes gradually up to Larkye Bazaar where the trail splits, one way to Tibet and the other to The Pass. The trail is quite a steep climb to Dharamsala. On the way we see beautiful mountains and streams, yaks, eagles, marmots and glacier. An amazing walk to Dharamsala. Overnight stay Dharamsala.

8-9hrs walk All meals during trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea House

The trek starts quite early today and we head towards our destination with lots of effort. On this trail, we should gradually climb up to reach Larkey La Pass  where we have amazing mountain views along the way.  When we reach the top of Larkey La Pass we dismiss all our tiredness due to the spectacular view of Mt. Annapurna II, Himlung, Cheo Himal, Gyaji Kang, Larkey Peak, Namjung Himal, Ratnachuli and so on. After the pass the trail descends to Bimthang. The scenery along the trail is breathtaking. Overnight stay at Bimthang.

5-6 hrs walk breakfast, lunch, dinner Tea house

The trek starts with the descent towards Karche following Dudh Khola. The trail passes through the dense forest of huge pine trees and many rhododendron trees in flower that line the trail. Dramatic landscape of snow capped mountains, hills and moraines.  Great view of Mt. Manaslu and other snow-capped peaks. We reach Karche where we stay overnight.

4-5 Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Tea house

After having breakfast we walk alongside the river edge of Dudh Khola. We cross the rhododendron forest and several villages on the trail. This trail is also known as the meeting point of the Annapurna circuit. We can see the Marsyandi river below from this trail. Once we reach Dharapani Village, we check in into Teahouse and stay there for the whole night.

9-10 hrs drive breakfast and lunch hotel

Drive back to Kathmandu. After having breakfast we drive toward Beshishar by jeep. Lunch at Beshishar then we will drive to Kathmandu by private car and transfer to the respected hotel.

Equipment List

  • Sun hat
  • Warm hat (to protect your head from cold)
  • Headtorch
  • Sun Cream/lip guard
  • Sunglasses
  • Toothpaste/Brush/soap
  • Gloves
  • Down Jacket
  • Long sleeved shirt
  • Jumper/fleece jacket
  • T-shirt
  • Thermls
  • Windbreaker trouser
  • Towel
  • Socks
  • Trekking boots
  • Water bottle
  • Swiss knife
  • Flip flops
  • Raincoat/ Umbrella
  • Daypack
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Personal medical & first aid kit
  • Trekking Crampon (If you are going to do a trek in winter then you need Crampon for your trekking.)

What's included?

  • All transportation and Arrival, Departure transfers as per the Itinerary.
  • Hotel accommodation with B&B plan in city and Tea house Trekking as per itinerary.
  • Full day guided tour of Kathmandu including private vehicle, Entry permits, and a well-experienced city guide.
  • Meals are included during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Tea/Coffee).
  • Guide, porters, and other support staff as per your requirement and at an agreed price.
  • Conservation fees and trekking permits.
  • General First-Aid Kits for all.
  • All taxes and fees are included on our agreed price.

What's not included?

  • Meals in the cities.
  • Personal expenses (Laundry, bar bills, water etc).
  • Travel Insurance (Essential).
  • Personal trekking gears not mentioned in the contract.
  • Tips for staffs.
  • Personal First Aid Kit.