Manaslu Trek

  • Duration: 16 Days


  • Difficulty LevelStrenuous
  • Trip ModeTea House
  • Best TimeSept-Nov & Mar-May
  • Max Altitude5,160m

Manaslu Trek - The Last Himalayan Jewel

Manaslu Trek exhibits sensational mountain vistas, fascinating culture, and biological diversity. The 16 days Round Manaslu Circuit Trek spans across 600 to 5200 meters elevation - one of Nepal's last Himalayan jewels. It exhibits the unspoiled diverse culture and tradition with the wonderful views of Mt. Manaslu. Undoubtedly this around Manaslu trek suits best those who are looking for the less trodden challenging adventure in Nepal. This is one of the restricted region trekking, done in 2 weeks staying in the local teahouse. Not to miss this trekking route is a part of the Great Himalayan Trail. Also, known as the best alternative of the classic Annapurna circuit.

Round Manaslu Trekking to Explore the Tibetan Culture

We start our Manaslu trek from Lapubesi after the drive from Kathmandu via the Aarughat. Trekking along the Budhi Gandaki river, the trail meanders, scrambles and climbs its way along the confines of the valley. Much of the Manaslu Circuit trek is in the region known as Nupri, an area of strong Tibetan influence with the trade route between the regions. As we trek higher the Hindu culture is being replaced by Buddhist features of Mani walls, Khanyi gates, and Chortens as does the topography changes. This Manaslu trekking region is a natural habitat for many elusive wild animals. Such as the snow leopard, grey wolf, musk deer, Himalayan Thar, and blue sheep - Keep your eyes open!!

Manaslu Circuit with Larke Pass

Larke La pass is the highest vantage point in the Manaslu trek. The classic and tough ancient salt trading route that links the Buri Gandanti with Marsyandri valley literally Manaslu to Annapurna region. The view from the Larkya pass is simply superb. Himlung, Cheo Himal, Larke peak, Annapurna II, and Mt. Manaslu can be captured from the pass. After the Larke Pass we descent through the beautiful alpine valleys at Bhinthang and Jagat. Furthermore, the route joins the classic Annapurna circuit trekking before driving back to Kathmandu. You simply need 16 days for this Manaslu circuit trek from arrival to departure from Kathmandu.

Manaslu Trekking Itinerary:

Round Manaslu Circuit trekking itinerary in the Himalaya: Check out the walking hours, sleeping elevation, places of interest and major highlights including the majestic peaks

  • 1 Day
    Arrive in Kathmandu / welcome dinner / stay at hotel.
    • Hotel
    • Welcome Dinner
    • 1340 m
    • Car
    • Airport pickup

    We customize airport transportation to all of our Manaslu trekking group members as per their flight.

    Make sure to look for the Mountain Monarch clipboard on your arrival in Kathmandu.

    Initial arrival information is given and the evening will be highlighted with group Nepal welcome dinner with cultural program. Make sure to have a camera with you at dinner time.

  • 2 Day
    Cultural Sightseeing tour and trip preparation.
    • Hotel
    • Tour @ 9 am
    • Breakfast
    • 1340 m
    • Hiace
    • City tour & Trek Breifing

    Half-day world heritage cultural tour in the morning after breakfast.

    Afternoon trek briefing and trek gear distribution.

    Mountain Monarch prepared the special trekking permit for your Manaslu trek today.

  • 3-4 Day
    Drive to Lapu Besi (885 m) via Aarughat and hike to Dobhan (1,070 m) next day.
    • Teahouse
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea & Coffee
    • 1070 m
    • 4 w Jeep
    • Drive & start hike

    Today we take around 8 hrs to drive to Lapubesi via the Aarughat to start our trip to Around Manaslu. The next day we trek along the riverbank of Budhi Gandaki to Dobhan and stay a night at the elevation of 1070 meters at the local teahouse.

  • 5-7 Day
    Hiking to Namrung (2,630 m) via Philim and Deng.
    • Tea house
    • B, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
    • 2630 m
    • Trekking

    We enter the Manaslu restricted region and cross several Mane walls indicate we are now entering a region of Tibetan influence.

    Cross and recross the suspension bridge over the Buri Gandaki River.

    We stay a night at Philim ( 1,570 m), Deng (1,860 m) the next day, and then to Namrung (2,630 m)

    The trail enters a steep slopes uninhabited gorge and crosses Iron bridge over Buri Gandaki river where the river is at its narrowest. We stay at local and recently built teahouse at Philip, Den and Namrung village.

  • 8-9 Day
    Hiking to Shyala (3,500 m) and Sama Gaun (3,520 m).
    • Tea house
    • B, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
    • 3520 m
    • Trekking

    We enter the Nupri Region, inhabited by descendants of Tibetan immigrants.

    Pass through several villages of Lihi, Sho, and Lho to spend the night at Shyala (3500m) one of the best vantage places to witness the majestic Manaslu peak.

    Spectacular views of Manaslu, Manaslu North, and Naike Peak, Himal Chuli, Ngadi Chuli (Peak 29) are highlights of the day.

    Descends onto a rock-strewn moraine and scale across the boulders to emerge onto a ridge overlooking the extensive pastures and fields of Samagaon (3,520 m).

    We take the exploration hike to the Pung Gyan Gompa viewpoint from Shyala as the best acclimatization hike before we head to Sama Goan. 

  • 10-11 Day
    Walk to Samdo ( 3,875 m) and then Phedi (4,460 m).
    • Tea house
    • B, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
    • 4460 m
    • Trekking

    The trail is at first gentle then gets rougher as it reaches a yak train.

    Village Samdo (3,872 m) is nestled behind a ridge. (3-4 hours.) We also explore the Birendra lake coming from the massif Manaslu on the way to Samdo, the last settlement close to the Tibetan border.

    Next, we have a short descend on a wide trail to the river and then begin the climb toward the Larkye La. Spectacular view of Samdo peak, Larke peak, and Manaslu Northwest simply the best highlight of the day. Keeps eyes open on blue sheep on the Himalayan slope. We stay at a nomadic type of very basic shelter / tented camp at 4460 meters with a basic facility in our preparation to climb the Larke pass the next morning.

  • 12 Day
    Cross the Larkye La 5,160 meters and climb to Bhimthang 3,700 m.
    • Teahouse
    • B, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
    • 3700 m
    • Cross Larke pass @ 5160 m

    Today we cross the Larkya La (5,160 m) is the highest point of the around Manaslu trek.

    Views are tremendous: Himlung Himal (7,125 m/23,373′), Cheo Himal (6,820 m/22,370′), Kang Guru (6,980 m/22,898′), and Annapurna II (7,940 m/26,041′).

    Drops steeply and traverses scree slopes to another grassy moraine down to a large meadow and camp at Bhimtang (3,700 m), situated in a huge valley surrounded by high peaks. About 9 hours walk.

  • 13-14 Day
    Descent to Gho (2,520 m) and then to Besisahar via Tilje and Dharapani.
    • Teahouse
    • B, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
    • 2520 m
    • Jeep
    • Trekking & Drive

    Today we descend to Gho for a present walk through the rhododendron forest. We see the different faces of the majestic mountain Manaslu. We stay at a local teahouse and they have hot shower facilities there ( weather permits). The next day we take a drive to Besishar via Dharapani. Besisahar is the trek starting point of a classic around Annapurna trek.

  • 15 Day
    Drive to Kathmandu / stay at hotel.
    • Hotel
    • Breakfast & Lunch
    • 1340 m
    • Hiace
    • Driving / rest

    Around 6 hours drive to Kathmandu and stay a night at a hotel.

    Browsing the internet and shopping in the Thamel area or exploration of sights and sounds in your rest day in Kathmandu.

  • 16 Day
    Trip ends / Airport transfer.
    • Breakfast
    • Car
    • Airport transfer

    Today is the last day in Kathmandu, as per your flight details we will make sure to drop all of you at the Kathmandu international airport for your way back home after this adventure being lifetime to around Manaslu trek.

Trip Inclusion

Manaslu Trekking Cost:

  • Customize airport arrival & departure transfers.
  • Standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on a twin share bed- and- breakfast.
  • Welcome dinner as listed in the itinerary with Around Manaslu trekking group.
  • Half-day guided city tour with world heritage entrance fees as listed in the itinerary
  • Private transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek as applicable.
  • Accommodation on teahouse while on around Manaslu trekking.
  • Full board meals with drinking water, tea, and coffee while on Manasalu trek.
  • Mountain Monarch Trip Gears - sleeping bag, fleece liner, down jacket, and rain poncho for use on the trek.
  • Supplementary Oxygen Tank or Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC) / Gamow Bag (A life-saving device in case of Acute Mountain Sickness) along with the comprehensive First Aid Kit.
  • Professional and experienced Trek Leader / Guide trained in Wilderness First Aid and his supporting trek crew with wages, accommodation, food, required gear, and porter insurance
  • Responsible Trek Policy of 01 Trekker: 01 Porter thus porter carry less weight at high elevation
  • Manaslu region Special trek permit.
  • complimentary Mountain Monarch T-shirts, trek Duffle bag, trek map
  • TIMS / Trekking permit, Conservation entry fees
  • Nepal entry Visa fees, Your travel insurance of any kind while on Manaslu trekking.
  • International airfare
  • All drinks and main meals in cities
  • Tips and Items of personal expenses like a hot shower, battery charge, telephone calls, beverage drinks

Cost and Dates

Manaslu Trek Departure Dates

We offer the fixed departure group joining trip departure dates with an all-inclusive package trip cost. Check below the Manaslu trek departure dates for 2021and 2022.

Start DateEnd DateStatusPrice 
25 Sep, 202110 Oct, 2021AvailableUS$1690

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