The Manaslu trek is one of the finest and most spectacular trekking circuits in Nepal. This trek travels through contrasts of vegetation zones from agricultural terraces, to humid forests and up to the glaciated pass of the Larke La. The trek circumnavigates Manaslu, the world’s eighth highest mountain, and traverses the Upper Buri Gandaki River valley before crossing the pass at 5,213 meters and descending to the Marsyangdi valley.

The trail is a contrasting trek in which the trekker gains altitude only to lose it again. Once you reach Lihi Gaon the valley broadens out, and as you head north, you aim for the landmark of the large monastery in Lho.

Manaslu dominates the view to the northwest where soon Sama Gaon is reached, the base camp for all expeditions planning to summit Mt. Manaslu. The ancestors of those living in this region fled Tibet in the 1950s, and this, combined with Manaslu’s close proximity to the Tibetan Plateau, means that the local language and culture of the people living in this region is Tibetan.

The trails and facilities in Manaslu have improved over the years, however, in some places heightened awareness must be maintained on the narrow, and at times exposed, paths. This trek is still a real adventure and a definite journey of a lifetime!

Around Manaslu Trek


  • Total Duration: 22 Days
  • Max Elevation: 5,213 Meters
  • Trek Grading: Moderate to Strenuous
  • Best Months: March to May and October to November
  • Journey Starts/Ends: Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Accommodation: Hotels in Kathmandu and tents on the trek.

Trek Highlights

  • Magnificent views of the high Himalayas.
  • Picturesque landscape.
  • Natural beauty and cultural diversity.

Dates & Prices

Dates: Although this trip is currently unscheduled, contact us about organizing this destination for you or your group. The best months are between March to May and October to November.

Prices: Contact us with your group size and needs and we’ll work out the best possible price for you.

Outline Itinerary

Tour Days

  • Day 01: Arrive to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel
  • Day 02: Trek briefing and city sightseeing

Trek Days

  • Day 03: Drive to Arughat (570m)
  • Day 04: Trek to Soti Khola (670m)
  • Day 05: Trek to Machha Khola (970m)
  • Day 06: Trek to Jagat (1,370m)
  • Day 07: Trek to Dyang (1,895m)
  • Day 08: Trek to Ghap (2,380m)
  • Day 09: Trek to Namrung (2,540m)
  • Day 10: Trek to Lho (3,020m), excellent mountain views
  • Day 11: Trek to Sama Gaon (3,390m)
  • Day 12: A day at Sama Gaon to rest and acclimatize
  • Day 13: Trek to Samdo (3,690m)
  • Day 14: Trek to Dharmashala (4,460m)
  • Day 15: Trek to Bimtang (3,720m) via crossing Larkya La (5,213m)
  • Day 16: Trek to Tilje (2,335m)
  • Day 17: Trek to Tal (1,680m)
  • Day 18: Trek to Syange (1,175m)
  • Day 19: Trek to Bhulbhule (950m)

Return to Kathmandu

  • Day 20: Drive to Kathmandu
  • Day 21: A leisure day in Kathmandu for shopping and optional tours
  • Day 22: Final departure

Trip Extensions

Do you wish to extend your trip to include more time, additional destinations, or both? Let us know and we’ll help you plan it out.

(These trips can also be extended or modified to fit your schedule.)

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