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Manaslu Trek19 Days

Minimum Participants 2
Mode of Travel Moderate
Accommodation Tea House/Camping Trek
Meals Full board on trek & Breakfast in city
Transportation Private Vehicle & Public Vehicle

trip Overview

Manaslu Trek is one of the best and most adventurous treks around the Manaslu Conservation area 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”. Due to this being a trek in the remote sites of the Manaslu region, it is a physically demanding trek yet worth it.

Nepal Dream Path starts the Manaslu trek with a long drive to Soti Khola. It offers great views of some of the highest mountains in the world. Manaslu Conservation Area has a unique environment and is exceptionally rich in biodiversity. Also, Manaslu is a sanctuary of endangered wild animals like Himalayan Tahr, Blue Sheep, and snow leopard. Manaslu and Ganesh Himal are the famous peaks on the trekking route with many snow-capped peaks over 6000m. 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 Syange 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.

Short Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and Transfer to the Hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing tour around the World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola [730m ] [7-8 hrs drive].
Day 04: Trek starts from Soti Khola to  Maccha-Khola (930m). [5-6 hrs walk]
Day 05: Trek from  Maccha Khola to Jagat (1350m). [6-7hrs walk]
Day 06: Trek from Jagat to Deng (1775m). [7-8hrs walk]
Day 07: Trek from Deng to Ghap (2156m) via Bih. [5-6hrs walk]
Day 08: Trek from Ghap to Lho [3,180m] [6-7 hrs walk].
Day 09: Trek from Lho to Samagaun [3,520m] [3-4 hrs walk].
Day 10: Acclimatization day at Samagaun [Free exploration].
Day 11: Trek from Samagaun to Samdo [3,875m] [4-5 hrs walk].
Day 12: Safe acclimatization at Samdo.
Day 13: Trek from Samdo to Dharmasala/Larkey Phedi [4,460m] [4-5 hrs walk].
Day 14: Trek from Dharmasala to Bhimtang [3,590m] via adventurous Larkey La pass [5,160m] [8-9 hrs walk].
Day 15: Trek from Bhimtang to Tilje [2,300m] [6-7 hrs walk].
Day 16: Trek from Tilje to Jagat [1,300m] [6-7 hrs walk].
Day 17: Trek from Jagat to Sange and drive back to Kathmandu [ 1 hr walk/6-7 hrs drive].
Day 18:  Free for personal activities at Kathmandu.
Day 19: Final Departure.

Detail Itinerary

35min by car B&B plan on cities ( Generally we provide bed and breakfast plan) Hotel/resort

Nepal Dream Path Treks guide will meet you on arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport(TIA). Staff will transfer you to your respective Hotels, then the Nepal Dream Path Treks guide will brief you at the Hotel, Kathmandu, on trekking do's and don'ts and related information that you might require.

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

After your first night in Kathmandu, you will be well informed about the time for your half-day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu at places of interest. Kathmandu is full of world heritage sites. Please choose your desired destinations from this link Click here for detailed information about where to visit Kathmandu Valley??

7-8 hrs drive & 2 hr walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

Our journey starts after having breakfast heading towards Soti 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 Soti Khola. This is the place where Soti Khola meets the Budhi Gandaki River. We stay overnight at the Tea House in Soti Khola.

5 -6 hrs All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

This morning, we cross the suspension bridge over the Soti Khola. On the way, we pass through the beautiful jungle, villages, and spectacular mountain views. This trek goes alongside the Budhi Gandaki river to the beautiful village Machha Khola. Machha Khola is the meeting area of Machha Khola and Budhi Gandaki river and is very famous for fresh fish. You can get traditional foods with fresh fish curry here if you wish for dinner. Overnight stay Machha Khola.

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

After having breakfast we start our hike to Jagat. We walk beside the riverbank of Budhi Gandaki River and pass the beautiful charming village of Tatopani where you can get the chance of bathing in a natural hot spring. The walk continues beside the riverbank of Budhi Gandaki, we reach Dobhan and the trail continues to the north until we reach Jagat, the place of the flat stone street. We overnight stay in Jagat.

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

The trek starts after checking the permits by the authorized person of  Manaslu Conservative Area. The trail continues to the north where we pass through small charming villages, such as Saleri, Philim, and Chisopani. There is a  forest of tall pine trees and bamboo as well.  We can also have a great opportunity to witness the eagles and their habitat and wonderful waterfalls also.  We reach Deng where we overnight stay.

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

After having breakfast we start our trail. The trail continues north following the river edge of Budhi Gandaki. We climb sometimes up and sometimes down passing through beautiful forests, and wonderful views of waterfalls, and reach the 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 All meals during trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea House

The trail starts after having breakfast at Ghap. The trail continues following Budhi Gandaki Riverbank with the dense forest of fir and rhododendron trees which bloom every spring season. We come across some Tibetan Nepali people with their woodcraft houses and their farms on our trail. The trail continues until we reach Namrung, the permit checking point. After Checking our permit we continue our trail bypassing some small villages and after a little bit of climb up, we reach Lho, the great views of Shringi, Ganesh Himal, and Mt. Manaslu. You can greet the local people there and rest at a tea house and overnight stay.

3-4 hrs All meals during trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea House

The trail descends a little bit and ascends again. On the trail, we can pass small Tibetan Nepali villages where we can observe Tibetan cultures and traditions. Here you can also know about the woman who has more than two husbands from the same family which is common here in Tibetan culture. The trip to Sama Gau is heightened by the wonderous views of Mt. Manaslu, Manaslu Glacier, Nadi Chuli Peak, Naike Peak, and many more and also there is a large Tibetan community. Overnight at Sama Gau.

Today is an acclimatization and rest day. There are two options as your wish for the day hike. One is Manaslu Base Camp Trek and another one is Pung Gyan Gumba. Our guide will be flexible for your help in your choice, or you can rest on this day at Sama Gau.

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

After the pleasant two-night stay at Sama Gaun, we will have breakfast and ascend to Budhi Gandaki River. On this trail, we can see a powerful large stream crashing on the rocky river bed. We can pass many Buddhist Mani Walls on this trail and climb up towards the beautiful village of  Samdu. We can stay at Samdu for the night.

This day is the acclimatization day for you to explore Samdo. It is a day for us to adjust to the high altitude in preparation for the next day's trek.

3-4 hrs All meals during trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea House

After two nights' stay at Samdo, and after having breakfast, we continue to explore more with our experienced guide. The trail gradually goes up to  Dharma Sala/Larkey Fedi. We can see the panoramic view of the snow-peaked Himalayas. Sometimes the weather can change immediately so you must listen to your guide's advice regarding the situation of the Pass. When we reach Dharma Sala/Larkey Fedi, we stay there for an overnight stay.

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

The trek starts after having breakfast and heading towards our destination with lots of effort. On this trail, we should gradually climb up to reach Larkey La Pass and it is quite difficult to climb. So the trekkers should be physically fit and they should follow the guide's advice. When we reach the top of Larkey La Pass, we dismiss all our tiredness due to the witness of Mt. Annapurna II, Himlung, Cheo Himal, Gyaji Kang, Larkey Peak, Namjung Himal, Ratnachuli, and so on. After that, the trail descends to the Bimthang. The scenery of the trail is very nice but if there is snow it is very difficult to descend to Bimthang. We overnight stay at Bimthang.

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

The trek starts with descending towards Karche following the Dudh Khola. We cross the trail with the dense forest of rhododendron and its flowers that bloom during the spring season, with a great view of Mt. Manaslu and other snow-capped peaks. After 4 hour walk, we reach Karche. The trail continues to descend towards Tilje, passing along the riverbank of Dudh Khola. We arrive at the beautiful Gurung village named Tilje via Gho after 2 hours walk. We overnight stay there.

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

After having breakfast we walk by following the edge of Dudh Khola. We pass by 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 valley below from this trail. Our trail descends to the Marsyandi river to Tal. The trail continues to descend to Jagat where we stay overnight.

1 hr walk/6-7 hrs drive All meals during trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner) Hotel or Resort

The trek mostly descends along the riverbank of Marsyandi, then we reach Sange and then we drive to Kathmandu by a scenic route passing charming villages and back to civilization.  I am hoping everyone had a great time on the Manaslu trek.  Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

The day is for your personal activities and for shopping at Thamel. If you would like to do some more activities our team is available to help you. Otherwise, you can enjoy this day as you wish.

This is the final day and we will give a great farewell to all of our clients, with the best wishes for the future and transfer to the airport for your departure.

Equipment List

  • Sun Hat
  • Warm hat (Beanie)
  • Headlight
  • Sun Cream/lip guard
  • Sunglasses
  • Toothpaste/Brush/soap
  • Gloves
  • Down Jacket
  • Long sleeved shirt
  • Jumper/fleece jacket
  • T-shirt
  • Thermals
  • Windbreaker trouser
  • Towel
  • Wool socks
  • Cotton socks
  • Trekking boots
  • Sewing kits
  • Water bottle
  • Swiss knife
  • Extra batteries
  • Sandals
  • Raincoat/ Umbrella
  • Day pack
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Medical & first aid kit
  • Trekking Crampons  (If you are going to do a trek in winter then you need Crampons for your trekking.)

What's included?

  • All transportation and Arrival and departure transfers are as per the Itinerary.
  • Hotel accommodation with B&B plan in the city and Tea house or Camping in Trekking as per itinerary.
  • Full day guided tour of Kathmandu including private vehicle, Entry permits, and a well-experienced city guide.
  • All 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.
  • National Park Fees and all required Trekking permits.
  • General First-Aid Kits for all.
  • All taxes and fees are required for the program.
  • Insurance for our field staff.
  • Farewell dinner.
  • Provide a waterproof bag.
  • Trekking Poles.

What's not included?

  • Meals in the cities.
  • Personal expenses (Laundry, bar bills, water, etc).
  • Travel Insurance (Essential).
  • Personal trekking gears are not mentioned in the contract.
  • Tips for staff.
  • Personal first aid Kid.