- 1 Day
Arrival in Kathmandu / welcome diner / stay at hotel.
We customise the Airport transportation to all of our Manaslu trekking group members as per their flight.
Make sure to look for the Mountain Monarch clip board on your arrival in Kathmandu.
Initial arrival information given and evening will be highlighted with group Nepal welcome dinner with cultural program. Make sure to have camera with you on dinner time.
- 2 Day
Cultural Sightseeing tour and trek preparation.
Half day world heritage cultural tour in morning after the 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 (885m) via Aarughat and trek to Dobhan (1,070m) next day.
Today we take around 8 hrs drive to Lapubesi via the Aarughat to start our trip to Around Manaslu. The next day we trek along the river bank of Budhi Gandaki to Dobhan and stay a night at the elevation of 1070 meter at local teahouse.
- 5-7 Day
Trek to Namrung (2,630m) 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 Burigandaki River.
We stay a night at Philim ( 1,570m), Deng (1,860m) next day and then to Namrung (2,630m)
The trail enters a steep slopes uninhabited gorge and cross 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 vilalge.
- 8-9 Day
Trek to Shyala (3,500m) and Sama gaun (3,520m).
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 place to witness the majestic Manaslu peak.
Spectacular views of Manaslu, Manaslu North, and Naike Peak, Himal Chuli, Ngadi Chuli (Peak 29) are highlight 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 (3,520m).
We take the exploration hike to the Pung Gyen Gompa viewpoint from Shyala as a best acclimatisation hike before we head to Sama Goan.
- 10-11 Day
Trek to Samdo ( 3,875 m) and then Phedi (4,460m).
Trail is at first gentle then gets rougher as it reaches a yak trains.
Village Samdo (3,872m) 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 settlment close to the Tibetan boarder.
Next we have 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 Manslu North west simply the best highlight of the day. Keeps eyes open on blue sheep on the Himalayan slope. We stay at nomadic type of very basic shelter / tented camp at 4460 meter with basic facility in our preparation to climb the Larke pass next morning.
- 12 Day
Cross the Larkye La 5,160 meter and trek to Bhimthang 3,700 m.
Today we cross the Larkya La (5,160m) is the highest point of the around Manaslu trek.
Views are tremendous: Himlung Himal (7,125m/23,373′), Cheo Himal (6,820m/22,370′), Kang Guru (6,980m/22,898′), and Annapurna II (7,940m/26,041′).
Drops steeply and traverses scree slopes to another grassy moraine down to a large meadow and camp at Bhimtang (3,700m), situated in a huge valley surrounded by high peaks. About 9 hours walk.
- 13-14 Day
Trek to Gho (2,520m) and then to Besisahar via Tilje and Dharapani.
Today we descend to Gho a present walk through the rhododendron forest. We see the different face of majestic mountain Manaslu. We stay at local teahouse and they have a hot shower facilities there ( weather permits). The next day we take a drive to Besishar via Dharapani. Besisahar is the trek starting point of classic around Annapurna trek.
- 15 Day
Drive to Kathmandu / stay at hotel.
Around 6 hours drive to Kathmandu and stay a night at hotel.
Browsing internet and shopping in the Thamel area or exploration of sights and sounds in your rest day in Kathmandu.
- 16 Day
Manaslu trekking ends / Airport transfer.
Today is the last day in Kathmandu, as per your flight details we will make sure to drop all of you to the Kathmandu international airport for your way back home after this adventure being lifetime to around Manaslu trek