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Are you on a quest for an incredible trekking experience? Do you want to trek a less travelled path but still with the luxury of tea-houses? Then the Manaslu trek is just right for you, and in our view, definitely one of Nepal's best treks! Many tea-houses have been built along the route in ...

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I booked the manaslu circuit trek for 14 days from the 20th of December to the 3rd of January, for
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The local operator did an excellent job of organizing, and our guide Prim was outstanding.
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We started our trip from Sotikhola though the jeep can go up to Machhakhola. we didn't expect good ...
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Had an amazing trek with Lion Tours and guide Binod. Any time I had an issue they had the solution
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It was well managed tour I must suggest u to others go with the local travel expert. They will give
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Im Vergleich zu Annapurna Circuit oder 3-Passes-Trek noch eine Spur spektakulärer durch das 360 Gra ...
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Manaslu circuit trek is very beautiful and still not very crowded, very nice place
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Raju was a great guide and everything ran smoothly. Great experience and simpler than organising you ...
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I went on the Manaslu trek in March 2020 arranged by the local tour sepcialists and had an amazing t ...
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5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
“We started our trip from Sotikhola though the jeep can go up to Machhakhola. we didn't expect good Lodges in this trip but our tour operator provided us majority of the stay attached room with comfortable bed. Food was yummy. took jeep from Dharapani as we didn't want to walk along the road.”
Great trek with Guide, Raj on Manaslu circuit
5 - Excellent
  • Rob McHenry
“I booked the manaslu circuit trek for 14 days from the 20th of December to the 3rd of January, for my friend Jessica and I. I looked at many different options before booking the trek and hiring guides directly but decided on this tour operator because they seemed to have a reliable reputation, with experienced guides. Chattra, the boss seemed very knowledgeable and offered me a good deal on the cost of arranging permits compared with other agencies and didn't try and sell us any extras. He was also understood that we were going to be potentially trekking in cold conditions with snow or ice and so he offered us a choice of two very experienced guides. When we met Chhatra in person he was very efficient and friendly and flexible with our plans. We chose Raj Karki as our guide and we arrange meet him at our hostel. Right from the get go he seemed excited to go on the trek but was honest and told us that it could be difficult and that we might not be able to cross Larkya pass, we had opted to get a local bus over the jeep taxi and although we were his first clients to choose the bus he was very happy to do so and had researched the bus station, times and prices and personally took us there the next morning. From this it was obvious that he was well prepared and did his research as we discovered later in the trek he kept in contact with all the guesthouses along the way and knew which were good and which would be open at this time of year when most places close for the winter. It was immediately clear on meeting Raj that he was sociable and genuinely enjoyed our company he was always fun to chat with and while trekking and in the evenings and would even join us for a regular card game after dinner. Unlike many guides who I have heard just play on there phone or go drinking whenever they get the chance. Once we started trekking it was obvious that he very fit and would adjust his speed to test us to get an idea of our itinerary in the beginning and then would walk slower or faster as we prefered along the route. He said we were much fitter than average and seemed to enjoy pushing more than usual. He also had a lot of knowledge about the route, technical skills and first aid and even when we got food poisoning during the route he could recommend which foods to eat or to avoid. So although we never had any injuries we knew we were in good hands if we did. Raj never pushed us to make decisions alnong the route and instead gave us all the information on difficulty, practicality etc and left the decision you to us. Indeed as once we reached the village of lgo we had snowfall all night and later said he had thought we probably wouldn't be able to cross the pass but he was happy take us as far as we liked to try. In the end we made it all the way to dharmasala before we decide to turn back at this point we had to open the trail through the snow ourselves which was really tough work but he never complained and always saw to our needs. He seemed to really enjoy the trekking and the adventure of pushing through the conditions and him having this attitude really lifted our spirits during the trek even when we're returning back the way we came, it never felt like were inconveniencing him and in fact, right from the beginning it felt like we were trekking with a good friend. I would absolutely recommend Raj to anyone who wants an experienced guide who is good fun but also fit enough and experienced enough to go with whatever kind of trek you want to do however challenging.”
Thank you for the amazing trip to Manaslu.
5 - Excellent
  • Avi Gulati
“Thank you for the amazing trip to Manaslu. We had enjoyed so much with you guys. Especially many thanks for our guide Raj. Who guided us all the way up and back safely.”

Manaslu Trek - Overview

Are you on a quest for an incredible trekking experience? Do you want to trek a less travelled path but still with the luxury of tea-houses? Then the Manaslu trek is just right for you, and in our view, definitely one of Nepal's best treks! Many tea-houses have been built along the route in the last few years making this the trek to go on before it becomes too popular and starts getting ‘touristy’. The Manaslu trek lies northwest of Kathmandu, only a 9-hour bus ride away. The trek circumnavigates the world’s 8th highest mountain Mt Manaslu at 8156 meters above sea level.

Amazing view of Ganesh Himal
Hiker trekking in the Manaslu region
Hiker striking pose in the Manaslu region
Mount Manaslu

Soti Khola (710 m), which is 9 hours from Kathmandu by road is the starting point for the Manaslu trek and also its lowest point. The highest point is at the Larkya La Pass at an altitude of 5220 meters. The trek offers spectacular views of Mt. Himalchuli (7893 m), Mt. Ngadi Chu (7871 m) and Mt. Ganesh Himal (7422 m), not to mention Mount Manaslu.

This is an absolutely amazing trekking route with untouched landscapes. Along the way you will pass through lots of local villages, waterfalls, beautiful pine forests, Buddhist monuments and monasteries. The entire Manaslu trek is filled with spectacular views. The trail itself keeps on changing from narrow trails hacked into cliffs, broad walking paths in the middle of pine forests, to dried-out river banks.

The trekking trail runs through the Manaslu Conservation Area was which established in 1998. It covers an area of 1663 square kilometers and harbors a mosaic of habitats for 33 species of mammals, 110 species of birds, 11 species of butterflies, and 3 species of reptiles. You will be taken through 6 different climatic zones: tropical, subtropical, temperate, sub-alpine, alpine and arctic. The extreme contrasts within this approximately 200 km trail are associated with tremendous differences in topography and precipitation.

This is an adventurous trek of a lifetime where more than once you'll be taken aback by the stunning scenery. Here at Bookmundi we highly recommend the Manaslu Trek - and do believe that it indeed is one of Nepal's best treks.

Manaslu - Trek Facts
Trek Difficulty: Level 4 - Difficult
Trek Duration: 14 Days
Remoteness: Remote - Very Remote
Max Altitude: 5220 Meters while crossing the Larke Pass
Accommodation: Teahouses / Guesthouses / Lodges
Best Season: Mar-May, Oct-Nov
Transport To/From Trek: Bus
Permits Required:
  1. Restricted Area Permit (which means that you can’t do the trek alone and will need to hire a licensed trekking guide)
  2. Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP) Permit
  3. Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) Permit
Manaslu trek map
Manaslu trek map

Manaslu Trek - Trekking Itinerary

Mount Manaslu

The following is a sample itinerary. It may vary slightly depending on the final trekking agency you choose to go with:

  • Day 01: Kathmandu to Soti Khola (710 m) 8-9 hours
  • Day 02: Soti Khola to Machha Khola (900 m) 5 - 6 hours
  • Day 03: Machha Khola to Jagat (1340 m) 6 hours
  • Day 04: Jagat to Philim (1700 m) 5 hours
  • Day 05: Philim to Deng (2095 m) 6 hours
  • Day 06: Deng to Namrung (2900 m) 6 hours
  • Day 07: Namrung to Samagaon (3500 m) 6 hours
  • Day 08: Acclimatization day at Samagaon 3-4 hours
  • Day 09: Samagaon to Samdo (3690 m) 3 hours
  • Day 10: Samdo to Dharmashala (4450 m) 4 hours
  • Day 11: Dharmashala to Bhimphedi via Larkya La pass (5220 m) 8 hours
  • Day 12: Bhimphedi to Tilje (2300 m) 5 hours
  • Day 13: Tilje to Chamje (1410 m) 7 hours
  • Day 14: Chamje to Kathmandu (1400 m) 8 hours

Alternate Routes:

You can complete the standard Manaslu trek in 14 days. If you wish for more adventure, you can also add the Tsum Valley trek to your Manaslu itinerary. This will add another 6 days to your trip but is well worth it if you have the time. Tsum valley is a beautiful place with strong Tibetan culture. It was a restricted area that has only been open for trekking since 2008. In addition to the three permits, you will need a Tsum Valley Special Permit if you decide to do the Tsum Valley Trek.

This trek can be done in the in the counter-clockwise direction as well but it might take longer. The reason for this is that this direction has steeper ascents which results in slower climb. It may also be necessary to take an extra day of acclimatization in Bimthang before crossing over the Larkya La Pass.

Hiker on the Manaslu Trek.

All trekking agencies available at bookmundi.com take safety seriously and are assessed on their safety standards after every trek, via trekkers’ feedback. They will therefore go through safety procedures with you during your pre-trek meeting. However, please note the following particulars for the Manaslu trek:

  • The Manaslu Trek is a high altitude trek and therefore careful acclimatization is needed.
    The day of crossing the Larke Pass is hard. Please start early, and carry plenty of water and food, and please wear warm clothes also.
  • In conclusion, if you love scenic treks and are prepared for some difficult ascent, then the Manaslu Trek is a great option for you. Bookmundi invites you to embark on this magical trek.
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