- 1 Day
Arrive in Kathmandu / welcome dinner / stay at hotel.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.