Manaslu Trek is one of the less frequented routes of Nepal, as it is considered a challenging journey. It also neighbors Annapurna Circuit, and in the past few years, some trekkers have started to make detours to explore a part of the Manaslu region.
The Manaslu region is dominated by Tibetan culture but lives in harmony with other Nepali ethnic cultures of that region. With Narba Treks, Manaslu Trek, you explore the Manaslu region in the best way and also get to experience the unique culture at the most exceptional places.
This trek begins at Kathmandu. You sightsee some of the landmarks of the valley like
Kathmandu Durbar Square and Boudhanath Stupa while your permit is being processed. Then you head to Arughat via Prithivi Highway. From Dhading, you go north and reach Arughat, and from there, you drive till Soti Khola.From here onwards, you start your trek. You head to Samagaon via passing through several rustic villages like Jagat, Dang, and Lowgaun. At Jagat, you show your permit to enter Manaslu Conservation Area. From Samagaon, you hike to Manaslu Base Camp. You ascend early morning, and by mid-day, you reach the Manaslu base camp at 4460m. You get to see breathtaking views of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal, and many more.
Then you descend back to Samagaon, and if you have time, you can explore the local
monasteries. Then you head to Larkya La Pass. From the pass, you descend to Bimthang. As you head to Dharapani via Tilche, your trekking journey comes to an end. From Dharapani, you drive back to Kathmandu. It is recommended to have previous trekking experience, and the best time to enjoy this trek is in spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November).
At Narba Treks, you can get the best tour packages at reasonable prices. Each trip packages include the quality services of transportation and accommodation. You will also get professional guides to accompany you on your desired trip.
Location: Manaslu region
Level of Difficulty: Moderate
Duration of Trek: 17 days
Max Altitude: 5,160 m
Ethnic People: Sherpa, Gurung, Tibetan
Accommodation: Hotel, lodge, teahouse
Transportation: Bus, Jeep, private vehicle
Minimum Pax: 2
Trek to Manaslu Base Camp
Discover the uniqueness of the culture of Tibetans and Nepali ethnic communities like
Gurung that is living in harmony
Cross Larkya La Pass, one of the highest passes of this region
You land at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, as per your scheduled flight. Our company's staffs are there to welcome and pick you up. After introductions, you head to the hotel and refresh. Then you meet the staff again at welcome dinner. They will brief you about the trip during this time.
Since you are going to travel to the Manaslu Conservation Area, you need to have permits to enter. This day, you will prepare the necessary documents required to make the permit. While the staff is handling the official process, you head for sightseeing the historical landmarks of Kathmandu. You visit Swayambhunath Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Boudhanath Stupa, respectively.
After an early breakfast, you hit the road leading you to Sotikhola. You drive along the Trishuli Highway and get to see scenic views of Trishuli River. From Dhading, you take the north route and reach Arughat Bazaar. There you have your lunch and rest for a while. Then you continue the drive along the banks of Sotikhola. You enjoy the lush vegetation and reach Sotikhola Bazaar for overnight stay.
After breakfast, you start your trek to Machha Khola. You walk along with the Sal forests first, and then you come across ridges. En route, you can enjoy the beautiful views of the hills. After crossing the ridges, you reach small settlement areas and terraced farmlands. You reach Lapubesi where you have lunch. Then you continue the trek along banks of the Budhi Gandaki River and reach Machha Khola for overnight stay.
After breakfast, you hit the trail that leads to Jagat. Today the trail goes uphill and downhill. You walk along the banks of Budhi Gandaki River and see scenic views of Ganesh Himal en route. You then reach Tatopani, where you take a quick bath in the natural hot springs. Then you continue the trek along a rocky path and reach Jagat, the gateway to Manaslu Conservation Area, for overnight stay.
After breakfast, you head to the trail leading to Dang. First, you walk down a long steep stone staircase and then climb to rocky ridges from where you can see amazing views of Sringi Himal. From the ridges, you head to Philim, where you have your lunch. Then you continue to walk through terraced farmlands filled with barley and millet. After climbing a ridge again, you reach Dang for overnight stay.
After breakfast, you hit the trail leading to Lowgaun, where you get to experience Tibetan culture. The path gives you beautiful views of the valley with lush vegetation, and you reach Bihi Phedi, where the route divides into two directions. You take the way that leads you to rustic villages like Ghap. At Ghap, you'll have your lunch. Then you continue the trek while seeing magnificent views of Ganesh Himal and reach Lowgaun for overnight stay.
After breakfast, you show your permit and hit the trail that leads to Samagaon. You walk along with forests filled with juniper and birch. En route, you get to see the marvelous Ganesh Himal and Sringi Himal. By late afternoon, you reach Samagaon for overnight stay.
Today, you wake up at dawn and have light breakfast. Then you head to Manaslu Base Camp. The trail goes through birch forests, and you have to cross suspension bridges. You walk along the banks of Budhi Gandaki River, cross it, and ascend to Manaslu Base Camp. The path starts to get steep, filled with moraines. From the base camp, you can see panoramic views of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and many more. After enjoying the picture, you head back to Samagaon.
After breakfast, you hit the trail to Samdo. The path is short in comparison to other parts of the route. You walk through birch and juniper forests while enjoying scenic views of Manaslu. You also get to see yaks and goats. The trail is filled with Mani walls and Chortens. After crossing Mayol Khola, you reach Samdo around lunchtime. Then you can explore the village and teahouses. Overnights stay.
After breakfast, you ascend to Dharmashala. The trail starts from a juniper forest and slowly gets rough as you ascend to higher elevations. Throughout the trail, you can see up-close views of Manaslu. You can see Syacha Glacier as you approach your destination. Then you reach Larkebazar for the overnight stay.
After an early breakfast, you hit the trail that ascends to Larkya La Pass. The trail is filled with snow and moraines from Larkya Glacier. As you ascend, the trail gets icy and narrow. Slowly, Cheol and Larkya Himalayas come into sight. After a challenging climb, you reach the top of the pass, where you can see spectacular views of Manaslu, Larkya, Cheol, and neighboring peaks. After enjoying the view, you head downhill to Bimthang for an overnight stay.
Today, you descend to Tilje after breakfast. The trail goes through juniper forests, and en route, you can see amazing views of Ganesh Himal and Manaslu. You then ascend to a ridge and again descend. You walk pass by farmlands and then cross Karche La Pass, a small pass. Then the trail leads you to fir and rhododendron forest to Gowa. Finally, you reach Tilche for an overnight stay.
After breakfast, you descend to the banks of Dudh Khola. En route, you can see stunning views of Manaslu and Annapurna II. Then you cross the river via a suspension bridge and walk through rhododendron forests. You reach the checkpoint of the Manaslu Conservation Area. After completing the formalities, you head to Dharapani for the overnight stay.
Today is your last day in the Manaslu Circuit. After breakfast, you will board the Jeep taking you to Kathmandu. You can enjoy the warm culture of the villages and teahouses you see along the way. Enjoy the pristine views of Marsayangdi and Trishuli Rivers along the Prithivi Highway. You reach your hotel at Kathmandu and rest.
Today is a rest day at Kathmandu. You are free to go shopping and explore the various cultural and religious heritages of Kathmandu. If you wish, you can also go for a full body massage to relax your body. You join the staff and guides for farewell dinner.
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