The Manaslu region offers many trekking options. This trek commences from Arughat Bazaar and ceases at Besisahar (starting point of the Annapurna Circuit Trek).From Deng, the slopes of ravines ease and views of snow peaks get prodigious. Further, we climb to Lhogaon for the impressive view of Manaslu, with its double peak that is described as "a soaring monarch” with a double-edged summit towering above barley fields. This path follows through the pine-forested Syala village, which offers the stunning view of horseshoe-shaped peaks, and we finally crash at the village of Samagaon which is located at the foot of Manaslu.
Samagaon is a Buddhist religious residence which is home to many monks and nuns. After half a day trek from Samagaon, we reach the village of Samdo. Samdo is the highest village within the Budhi Gandaki depression, settled by Bhotias. This village commands a view of the valley and Pang Phuchi village with a backdrop of the Tibetan border. Further moving, we get to the significant secondary vale i.e. Larkha La Cheo Himal, Himlung Himal, and Kang Guru along the route while occasional views of the Annapurna massif make the trek beautiful. From here, we trek to the meadowland of Bimtang (Bimdakhoti) where the Manaslu massif is clearly visible.
What to expect ?
You can see the impressive view of Manaslu, Mountains, Natural Environment, Peaks, Hills, Flowers, Flora-Fauna, etc.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport - (1360m.)
On your arrival in Kathmandu, our representative will pick you up from the airport and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing
If you wish to comprehend Nepal’s historical and cultural values, sightseeing in Kathmandu valley is crucial. Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, is a popular destination for tourists. This city offers a marvelous combination of mixed religion of Hinduism, Buddhism, and some imported culture. Kathmandu carries the cultural and religious legacy that can be found at temples, monuments, and artifacts. Patan and Bhaktapur are a neighbor city that reflects a similar legacy. In the half-day tour, you will be guided to Pashupatinath temple and Boudhanath stupa. Pashupatinath is a Hindu Shrine where people worship Lord Shiva whereas Boudhanath is the biggest Stupa of Nepal. And for the rest of the day, we will prepare for the trek. You can buy your missing equipment for your trek.
Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu (1350M/4429ft) to Arughat (710m/2329ft) about 8 hrs.’ drive
After breakfast, we will drive to Arughat Khol, which is approximately 7-8 hours’ drive. We will drive all the way to Dhading Bensi through Kathmandu-Pokhara Highway. Then its 4 hours’ drive to Arughat through the rough road with the scenic view of landscape, villages, rivers, Mt Ganesh Himal and Manaslu.
Overnight in Arughat.
Day 04: Trek from Arughat to Lapu Bensi (880M/2887 ft), 5-6 hrs.’, (Lodging + B-L-D),
After breakfast, we will start our trek by crossing the bridge and then trek through beautiful Sal forests. We will climb up onto a ridge above the huge white water of Budhi Gandaki and follow a trail blasted out of the straight-up rock to Khorsane (820m). The rocky trail then weaves its systematic up and down from beginning to end of a large position of nettles, passes tropical waterfalls. Then we are again back to the bank of Budhi Gandaki. The trail eventually makes it way down and past a few rice terraces on an abrupt rocky trail around to the Gurung village of Labubesi.
Overnight in Lapu Bensi.
Day 05: Trek from Labubensi to Dovan (1070M/3510ft), 6-7 hrs.’, (Lodging + B-L-D)
After breakfast, the way will climb behind a rocky projection. The trail makes some small ups and downs. Dropping to the sandy stream bed at 860m from Labubesi and then rising over an aspect ridge brings you to Machha Khola village (900m). After crossing Tharo Khola reaches to Khorla Besi and climb over a little ridge, we will make another steep climb to Tatopani (930m), which means ‘hot water’. After a continuous climb on a wide, well-crafted staircase over a ridge to we will crash at Dovan.
Overnight in Dovan
Day 06: Trek from Dovan to Jagat (1370M/4494ft), 6-7 hrs.’, (Lodging + B-L-D),
After breakfast, we will pass through the suspension bridge to cross the Doban Khola. Initially, the route stays low but then climbs on a rugged rocky path to Duman. After climbing some stone stairs, you will reach to Tharo Bharyang. Trekking along the river for a while and climbing through small villages, we will reach Jagat which is a beautiful flagstone village.
Overnight in Jagat.
Day 07: Trek from Jagat to Chiso Pani (1660m/5,445ft): 4-5 hrs.’, (Lodging + B-L-D),
After breakfast, we will ascend to the sharp rocky hill to Salleri and Smooth descend hike to Sirdibas. We will continue our trek to Ghatte Khola. We will pass through the long Suspension bridge before climbing up to Philim, a beautiful Gurung village. Walking north, across a forest with the views of the narrow valley, we will reach Chisopani.
Overnight in Chisopani.
Day 08: Trek from Chiso Pani to Chumling (2386M/7828ft), 5-6 hrs.’, (Lodging + B-L-D),
After breakfast, we will hike till Chumling. The trail passes through the forest of Rhododendron and Pine forest and offers the view of different mountains like Himalchuli and Boudha Himal from Lokpa. Afterward, we will hike down towards the Lungwa River and cross the Siyar River. Finally, we will crash in Chumlung.
Overnight in Chumlung
Day 09: Trek from Chumling to Check Imparo (3031M/9944 ft), 5-6 hrs.’, (Lodging + B-L-D),
After breakfast, we will start the trek to Chokhangparo from Chumling. This trail offers stunning views of Ganesh Himal. We will walk till Chokhangparo which is a big valley with heavy human settlement.
Overnight in Chokhangparo.
Day 10: Trek from Chhekamparo to the Nile (3361M/11026ft)/Chule (3347M/10980 ft) via visiting Milarepa Cave (3260M/10695ft) on the way, 6-7 hrs.’, (Lodging + B-L-D),
After breakfast, we will build a brief visit to Lamagaon by crossing a rope bridge to the Rachen Gompa from Chokhangparo. Then we will cross the Shiar Khola. After walking through villages like Lar, Phurba, and Pangdun, we will cross the village of Chihuly. Then we climb upstream and crossed the bridge to finally arrive at the Nile.
Overnight in Nile.
Day 11: Trek from the Nile to Mu Gompa (3700M/12139ft), 5-6 hrs.’, (Lodging + B-L-D),
This is the region that is close to the Tibetan border. We will walk to the West Bank of the vale through the Tibetan landscapes and then climb up to the Mu Gompa. We also visit the monastery.
Then after, we tend to visit the Dhephu Doma Gompa.
Overnight in Mu Gompa.
Day 12: Hike to Kalung (4180M/13713ft) and back to Rachen Gomba (3240M/106929), 5-6 hrs.’, (Lodging + B-L-D)
Today we will enjoy sightseeing of Mu Gompa for the rest of the days.
Overnight in Rachen Gomba.
Day 13: Trek from Rachen Gomba to Chumling (2386M/7828ft), 5-6 hrs.’, (Lodging + B-L-D),
After breakfast, we will start to follow the trail to Burgi village through Milarepa cave from Mu Gompa. Ascending to the Milarepa’s Cave, we will reach Burgi village, a small beautiful village. Then we will continue the trek until Chumling.
Overnight in Chumling.
Day 14: Trek from Chumling to Deng (1860m/6101ft), 5-6 hrs.’, (Lodging + B-L-D),
We will continue our trek through the rocky ridge with stunning views of Himal. The valley widens a fragment as the trail continues up to Ghatte Khola. Then we will hike through the old trail up to Pantsing and Nayak. These villages have some human settlements and a Manaslu Conservation Area Project office. The view of Mt. Lapuchun (5,950m) is also beautiful from Deng.
Overnight in Deng.
Day 15: Trek from Deng to Ghap (2400M/7874ft), 5-6 hrs.’, (Lodging + B-L-D),
After breakfast, we descend through the grassy slopes spread with giant pine trees. Today's trek will offer heavily forested areas in a narrow valley, bamboo forest and a collection of rocks before we reach the little settlement of Deng (1800m). After a short climb, we will cross Budhi Gandaki River and climb to Rana (1980m) as we hike through Sringi valley. The trail passes through the forest and offers the beautiful views of the Manaslu Massif before reaching Ghap.
Overnight in Ghap.
Day 16: Trek from Ghap to Namrung (2660m/8727ft), 5-6 hrs.’, (Lodging + B-L-D),
After breakfast, we will pass a few houses and three streams along the thick forest where we can encounter different birds including Danphe (national bird of Nepal). The trails compose a serious and long climb through Bamboo and Rhododendron forests crossing the river several times. The pursue crosses the Budhi Gandaki double on wooden bridges above gorgeous gorges before entering Namrung through a stone archway. Namrung is a Buddhist village with prodigious monasteries, a water turbine, mani walls, hydroelectricity powerhouse, Chortens and prayer flags which can be seen fluttering in the sky.
Overnight in Namrung.
Day 17: Trek from Namrung to Samo Gaun (3390M/11122ft), 5-6 hrs.’, (Lodging + B-L-D),
After breakfast, we will start our trek over a winding alleyway which moves from end to end the inner Himalayan range enjoying the views of Rupina la pass, Mt. Manaslu, Gorkha Himal, Dwijen Himal, Saula Himal, Lajing peak, and many other snow-capped mountain peaks. Climbing through a forest of fir, Rhododendron, and Oaks the trail leads to the closely packed houses of Lihi (2900m) and several Buddhist villages along the way.
Overnight in Sama Gaun.
Day 18: Acclimatize rest and exploring day around Samo Gaun (3390M/11122ft), (Lodging At B-L-D),
It's the rest day in Samagaon for adapting your body to the increasing altitude and enjoying the village. Also, you will take a short walk to Manaslu Base Camp or Punggen Gompa. Surrounded by mountains in a passive forest, you can hike to Manaslu Base Camp for excellent views of Samdo (Pang phuchuli); Nagdi Chuli, Simnang Himal, Manaslu glacier, Manaslu icefall.
Overnight in Sama Gaun.
Day 19: Trek from Samo Gau to Samdo (3690M/12106ft), 6-7 hrs.’, (Lodging + B-L-D),
We will trek uphill all the way to Samdo through a desert path and windy valley. From Kargyu Chholing Gompa the route passes through the forest of Juniper and Birch and the stone hut of Kermo Kharka. Then it climbs gradually towards Samdo before entering the village and then pass through the starting point of Budhi Gandaki – at the confluence of Larke Khola and the river coming from Samdo Glacier. Samdo is the site of a Tibetan refugee camp and offers you a rare glimpse into the lifestyle of the Tibetan people. This is an excellent viewpoint for Mt. Manaslu, Samdo (Pang phuchuli), Nagdi chili, Simnang Himal, Manaslu glacier, Manaslu icefall, and several other majestic peaks. For the night, we will stay at a local guesthouse.
Overnight in Samdo.
Day 20: Trek from Samdo to Dharamshala (Base Camp) (4460M/14632ft), 6-7 hrs.’, (Lodging + B-L-D),
We will descend on a wide, gentle trail from Samdo past many fields to a large Mani wall and stone archway. The trail is rocky and zigzags all the way to your destination. The thundering Buri Gandaki trickles to a stream as we continue to follow its course upwards which is surrounded by spectacular mountains from all sides. After crossing to the east bank of the river, we will reach the last permanent settlement in the valley, Sumdu. Above the village, we will further walk to cross the stream, which runs from Gya La (Pass), the pass to Tibet. We come to the ruins of an abandoned village, known as Larkya Bazaar. The trail raises high above the Larke Khola leading all the way to Dharamshala where the trail finally meets the river.
Overnight in Dharamshala.
Day 21: Trek from Dharamshala (Base Camp) to Bumthang (3590M/11778ft), 6-7 hrs.’, (Lodging + B-L-D),
The trail becomes rocky as it goes climbs along a moraine and reaches a turquoise lake that reflects the surrounding prodigious mountains. The trail becomes tedious as it climbs numerous rocky moraine hills. This is a more strenuous day as we have to cross over the Larkya Pass (5213m). The interesting Larke Pass is followed by a steep tiresome descend through a slippery trail towards the moraine of Salpudanda glacier. The trail then gradual goes along the moraine and gets parallel to Bintang glacier towards Bintang. From here, there are tremendous views of Himlung Himal (7126m), Cheo Himal (6820m), Gyaji Kung (7030m), Kang Guru (6981m) and Annapurna II (7937m). Bintang is a broad and level ablation valley with several Mani walls and deserted houses.
Overnight in Bhimtal.
Day 22: Trek from Bhimthang to Dharapani 6-7 hrs.’, (Lodging + B-L-D),
After breakfast, we will start our last trek till to Dharapani. We pass Sangure Kharka through Rhododendron and Pine forest and continue walking to the cultivated land of Kharche. We will cross the viewpoint of Manaslu and enter the Gho Valley. We will cross a pair of suspension bridge over Marsyangdi and Dudh Khola to reach the Dharapani.
Overnight in Dharapani.
Day 23: Drive back from Dharapani to Kathmandu (1350M/4429ft), 7-8 hrs.’, (Lodging + B).
Overnight in Kathmandu
Day 24: Departure
- Private transportation: Airport-Hotel-Airport,
- Guided City Tour in Kathmandu by a Private Vehicle
- Kathmandu Hotel accommodations (bed & breakfast), in twin sharing basis
- Bus Kathmandu-Arughat-Kathmandu (Yourself & staffs),
- Restricted Area Permit: Manaslu & Tsum Valley,
- Manaslu Conservation Area Entry Permit,
- TIMS Permit (Trekker's Information Management System),
- Teahouse (Lodge) accommodation during the trek, in twin sharing basis
- Tent (recommended to carry),
- Down jackets and sleeping bags (if required)
- Three meals everyday while on the trek: breakfast, lunch & dinner,
- Experienced English speaking government license holder mountain trekking guide(s),
- Experienced & strong mountain trekking porter(s),
- All programs according to itineraries on full board,
- Wages, food, transportation, accommodation, equipment, insurance, and other facilities for staff during the trek
- Farewell dinner at a typical Nepali cultural restaurant
- All kinds of rescue arrangements,
- All kinds of local and government TAX-VAT etc.
- Meals (Lunch & Dinner) whilst in Kathmandu,
- Your travel-trekking insurance,
- International airfare,
- Tips for trekking staff and drivers (Tipping is expected),
- All kinds of alcoholic and soft drinks.
- Personal shopping, laundry, trekking equipment, etc.
- Nepal Entry Visa fee,
- Cost raised by cancelation, landslide, weather, political unrest, an illness which are not under our control,
- Extra Night Accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival, late departure or early return from trip (due to any reason) out of scheduled itinerary,
- Any others expenses which are not mentioned price include sections etc.
- Monument entrance fees while on a tour in Kathmandu (approx. USD26 per person)
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Where to meet ?
Our company representative will meet you at Tribhuvan International Airport, and you will commence the trek from the hotel. If you want, you can cancel the hotel pick up facility and travel by yourself.
- The departure schedule can be changed on any unavoidable circumstances such as weather hazards, festivals, natural changes of walking track, road slides, avalanches, public strikes, etc.
- Price subjected to change if there are more than 2 people in a group.
- We also offer additional programs like Mt. Flight, Bungee jumping, Paragliding, Helicopter tour, Film shooting, Rock climbing, Ultralight, Sightseeing, Jungle safari, etc. We can include you these programs on your recent trip on your request.