- Classic Trek in Nepal.
- Breathtaking Views of Buddha Himal, Himalchuli including 8000 meter Mount Manaslu.
- Beautiful Lake Birendra and Manaslu Base Camp.
- Rich in Buddhism, numbers of monasteries, Sama and Samdo Villages etc.
The Manaslu trek is one of Nepal's best treks. If you have 17 days available for trekking in Nepal, we highly recommend this trek. It is challenging, especially the day of crossing the Larke pass at 5,135 m but if you are in reasonable shape, determined, and able to walk 6 hours a day, you can do this trek.
Manaslu is the eighth highest peak in the world, bordering the Gorkha and Manang districts in Nepal. It is just 64km East of the previously popular Annapurna treks. Literally, Manaslu is derived from Sanskrit with manasa means “Mountain of the spirit". The Manaslu region encompasses everything from sub tropical foothills to the arid Trans-Himalaya high pastures bordering Tibet.
The Manaslu trek opened only in 1991. Its popularity increased significantly when teahouses become available around 2009. The Manaslu region has no roads or alike and the trekking trails are excellent. This combined with a high variation in altitude starting from around 700 m and getting up to 5,135 m is the reason why the Manaslu trek today is preferred over the Annapurna trek.
After a 6 hours bus ride from Kathmandu, the trek begins Arughat. En-route the trek, you will not only see spectacular mountain scenery but can also visit several monasteries.
If you have 19 days available, you will not regret choosing this trek. If you are in doubt as to physical fitness we highly recommend adding a porter. 1 porter can carry up to 30 kgs and can thus be shared between 2 people.
We are looking forward to taking you on a fantastic trekking adventure.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Drive to Aarughat (550 meter) from Kathmandu (1350 meter), 6.30 hrs drive, overnight at guesthouse.
Day 03: Trek to Laphu Besi (884 meter), 6 hrs walk, overnight at guesthouse.
Day 04: Trek to Khorla Bensi (970 meter), 6 hours walk, overnight at guesthouse.
Day 05: Trek to Jagat (1450 meter), 6.30 hours walk, overnight at guesthouse.
Day 06: Trek to Dyang (1850 meter), 6.30 hours walk, overnight at guesthouse.
Day 07: Trek to Namrung (2500 meter), 7 hours walk, overnight at guesthouse.
Day 08: Trek to Shyala (3400 meter – the best view point in entire Manaslu trek), 4.30 hours walk, overnight at guesthouse.
Day 09: Trek to Sama Gaun (3500 meter) via visiting Pungyen Gompa (view of Manaslu North Face and Pungyen Glacier is great from here), 6.30 hours walk, overnight at guesthouse.
Day 10: Rest in Sama Gaun for acclimatization (excursion around Manaslu Base Camp and Birendra Lake), 3 hours excursion, overnight at guesthouse.
Day 11: Trek to Samdo (3800 meter), 3.30 hours walk, overnight at guesthouse.
Day 12: Trek to Larkya Phedi (Dharmasala - 4450 meter), 3.30 hours walk, overnight at guesthouse.
Day 13: Trek to Bhimthang (3700 meter) after crossing Larkya La Pass (5219 meter), 8.30 hours walk, overnight at guesthouse.
Day 14: Trek to Dharapani (1960 meter), 8 hours walk, overnight at guesthouse.
Day 15: Drive to Besisahar (720 meter), 5 hours drive, overnight at guesthouse.
Day 16: Drive to Kathmandu, 6 hours drive.
Day 17: Transfer to airport, departure onward destination.