Manaslu Trek - 16 Days

Discover Nepal’s Last Hidden Treasure
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Manaslu Trek
Manaslu Circuit Trek
Manslu trekking
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At a Glance
Duration16 Days
Trip GradeStrenuous
Maximum Altitude5,106 m
Best TimeMar-May, Sept-Nov

Manaslu Trek: Discover Nepal's Last Hidden Treasure


The Manaslu Trek leads you into the heart of the less-trodden and restricted region of Manaslu in Nepal. The Manaslu Circuit Trek unfolds a captivating blend of stunning natural landscapes and rich cultural heritage simultaneously. Undoubtedly, this 16-day journey around Mt. Manaslu, Nepal's last hidden treasure, is the best alternative to the famous Annapurna treks.


Trekking to Manaslu Circuit with Larke Pass

This Manaslu trek in Nepal is a 16-day trip from arrival to departure, starting from Kathmandu. During the Manaslu circuit trekking, you can hike at altitudes ranging from 600 to 5100 meters.The adventure trek to Manaslu begins in Lapubesi, following a picturesque drive from Kathmandu. The Budhi Gandaki River meanders through a scenic valley as you make your way. The Larke La pass is an exhilarating highlight of your Manaslu Trek.Ascend to Larke La pass presents a considerable challenge and holds a rich historical significance as a trading route linking Manaslu to the Annapurna region. This Large Pass top offers breathtaking views that are truly stunning. There are spectacular mountains, such as Himlung, Cheo Himal, Larke Peak, Annapurna II, and Mt. Manaslu. Once we make it over the pass, our journey will lead us down toan open valley known as Bhimthang. Our path intersects with the renowned Annapurna trek route. Our adventure around Manaslu will conclude with a drive back to Kathmandu.It's truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will leave you breathless.

Witness the Rich Tibetan Culture on Manaslu Trekking

Most of the Manaslu Circuit Trek takes place in a region known as Nupri. This region bears a significant Tibetan influence with its historical role as a popular trade route.The Manaslu region in Nepal is home to some rare animals, including snow leopards, grey wolves, musk deer, Himalayan Thar, and blue sheep. In addition to this, the region displays a diverse range of ethnic groups with rich cultural traditions. Magar and Chhetri communities inhabit the lower altitude regions, while Tsumba and Nubri dominate the northern parts. As we ascend, a noticeable cultural shift occurs from Hindu to Buddhist. You'll come across sights such as Mani walls, Khanyi gates, and Chortens instead of the usual temples and ghats.

Trekking Manaslu: Difficulty, Preparation and Safety

This Manaslu Circuit trek is challenging in its difficulty level. To enjoy the epic journey around Manaslu, trekkers must have a moderate to high level of physical fitness. Preparing for the adventure and engaging in fitness training before the trek is beneficial. Cardiovascular exercises, strength training, or altitude simulation can significantly improve stamina.


Beyond your physical fitness, we ensure your trek safety with proper preparation for the potential challenge of an adventure. We carry a comprehensive medical kit and portable Oxygen cylinder, which can be life-saving when there is a risk of Acute Mountain sickness-related issues when ascending to higher altitudes.

What is the Best Time for Manaslu Trekking?

Like many other trekking adventures in Nepal, the Manaslu Circuit trek is most enjoyable during the spring and autumn. The spring season spans from March to May and showcases remarkable biodiversity. On the other hand, the autumn months, from September to November, provide an ideal opportunity to embark on the Nepal trek to Manaslu. Regrettably, the winter and summer/monsoon seasons pose a significant risk of unfavorable weather conditions hindering the Manaslu trekking experience.

Join Manaslu Trek in the Spring or Autumn season of 2024 or 2025

We have scheduled trips during the spring and autumn seasons of 2024 and 2025. Feel free to join any of these departure dates to embark on an exhilarating hiking adventure around Manaslu. The duration of this Manaslu Circuit adventure journey is 16 days in Nepal. If you have a group of friends or family, we can tailor the private and exclusive trip for you.Get ready to explore Nepal's hidden treasure, the Manaslu Trek. You cannot afford to miss this incredible and mind-blowing epic adventure trek to Manaslu.

Tour PlanExpand All
Day 1-2

Please check for the Mountain Monarch clipboard on arrival in Kathmandu for the airport pick-up. We'll provide you with essential information about your stay at the hotel. Welcome dinner featuring a cultural program in the evening. You'll embark on a city tour in the morning the following day. An afternoon gear check to prepare for your trek.

Day 3-4

Today, around 8-hour drive to Lapubeshi via Aarughat. The next day, we trek along the riverbank of Budhi Gandaki to Dobhan.

Day 5-7

We enter the Manaslu restricted region; you'll pass numerous Mane walls. That reflects Tibetan influence. We cross many suspension bridges over the Buri Gandaki River. We stay at Philim (1,570 m), Deng (1,860 m), and finally, Namrung (2,630 m). We ascend through a steep, uninhabited gorge, crossing the Budhi Gandaki River. Accommodations will be in local tea houses in these charming villages.

Day 8-9

We enter the Nupri Region, home to descendants of Tibetan immigrants. We passed through Lihi, Sho, and Lho villages. Witness the Stunning views of Manaslu, Naike Peak, Himal Chuli, and Ngadi Chuli on the way. A highlight is the hike to the Pung Gyan Gompa viewpoint from Shyala. It offers an excellent acclimatization before heading to Sama Gaun.

Day 10-11

We might encounter yak trains as you navigate the trail. We visit Samdo village and explore Birendra Lake. We ascend toward the Larkye La with the breathtaking views of Samdo, Larke, and Manaslu. You'll spend the night in a basic shelter at 4,460 meters at Larke Phedi.

Day 12

Larke pass at 5160 meters presents a challenging but rewarding experience. It is the highest point on this Manaslu trek. It offers awe-inspiring views of Himalayan peaks like Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kang Guru, and Annapurna II. We descend at Bhimtang (3,700 m) for the overnight stay. It is a beautiful settlement in a vast valley surrounded by towering peaks.

Day 13-14

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. They have hot shower facilities there ( weather permits). The next day, we take a drive to Besishar via Dharapani. It is the starting point of a classic trek around the Annapurna trek.

Day 15-16

We take a 6-hour scenic drive back to Kathmandu. You'll spend a night at a hotel. The afternoon is free for exploration or relaxation. The following day, we'll arrange a customized airport transfer to ensure a smooth departure from this incredible Manaslu trekking experience.

Cost Details
  • Airport transfer is customized as per the flight details.
  • Standard hotel in Kathmandu on a twin shared bed- and- breakfast.
  • Group welcome dinner as listed in the itinerary.
  • Half-day guided city tour with world heritage entrance fees.
  • Private transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek as applicable.
  • Accommodation on teahouse while on trek.
  • Full board meals ( breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) on the trek.
  • Free use of Company Trek gear like sleeping bag, warm jacket, rain poncho, etc.
  • Supplementary Oxygen Tank with the comprehensive First Aid Kit.
  • Medically trained and reliable Trek guide and crew with required gear and proper insurance.
  • Responsible Trek Policy of 01 Trekker: 01 Porter
  • Manaslu region Special trek permit.
  • Complimentary Mountain Monarch T-shirts, trek Duffle bag, and trek map.
  • TIMS / Trekking permit, Manaslu Conservation entry fees, etc.
  • Nepal entry Visa fees; travel insurance of any kind.
  • International airfare.
  • All drinks and main meals in cities.
  • Beverage Drinks on a trek
  • Tips and Items of personal expenses like a hot shower, battery charge, etc.
Dates & Availability
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Start DateSeptember 28, 2024
End DateOctober 13, 2024
Route Map
Trek map Manaslu
Altitude Chart
altitude chart of Manaslu trekking