Trip Details
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Trip Style: Trekking
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Bus
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Teahouses + Lodges
  • Group Size: 15
  • Max Elevation: 5106m
Highlights
  • A scenic off road drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola
  • Magnificent walk via dense rhododendron and other diverse vegetations
  • Awe-inspiring rural landscapes and valleys
  • Historical and holy caves and monasteries
  • Picturesque ethnic settlements and their unique culture
  • Core wilderness among the giant mountain summits
  • Larkya La Pass, one of the highest passes in the world
  • Dialects, blend of Tibetan and Nepal culture and civilization
  • Breathtaking mountain panorama include Annapurna Massif, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and other alluring peaks on Tibetan side

Mount Manaslu (8163m.) is popular as one of the eight tallest mountains in the world and also known as killer mountain. Manaslu Trek is an adventure trekking to  see Mt. Manaslu.  It is a trekking into restricted area in the most remote area of Nepal. During Manaslu Trek, trekkers will have a chance to experience the most off the beaten trails and the remote lifestyle and ancient civilization of the people of this region. Manaslu trekking area is still distinct since it is not much spoiled and facilitated as other trekking regions like Everest, Annapurna, and Langtang. Despite being remote and restricted area trekking in Nepal, it has successfully been fascinating thousands of tourists for years.
Since around Manaslu trekking or Manaslu circuit Trek is a strenuous trekking in Nepal, it may not fit for the people of all the groups and ages. It demands high level of stamina and sound physical fitness. Besides, prior trekking and hiking experiences will be very beneficial for this trek. Manaslu  trek takes the trekkers to the most remote area of the Manaslu region and offers you the stupendous view of mount Manasalu along with other snow-capped peaks on the horizon.The local tradition and the organic diversity of this region really please the tourists.
The highest point in this trek is the ‘Larkya La Pass’ which is widely known to be one of the most dramatic and high passes crossing in the Himalayas in Nepal. Nevertheless, we ensure the acclimatization and the topmost safety of the trekkers on the mountain during your Manasalu Trek Round trip. Adventurous but on your triumph a rewarding, Manaslu circuit trek excellently satisfies the adventure enthusiasts with a wide range of snow-fed mountains, flora and fauna, age-long heritages, glaciers, beautiful landscapes and the like.
Obtain a special area permit for Manaslu Trek since it is a restricted area. Your travel partner or you yourself can obtain it. Trekkers are not allowed to enter Manaslu Protected Area without a company an authorized guide or porter.
The best time of the year for Manaslu Trek is Autumn( Sep-Nov). People will have the finest weather of the year during Autumn in Nepal. Optionally, they can undertake this trek in Spring ( Mar-May) too.
Trekkers will use very basic teahouse accommodation during Manaslu Trek. It is hard to find suite overnight stay for your Manaslu trek since the trail is not facilitated with modern hotels and restaurants yet.
“Embark on a remote restricted area trail with us where the wilderness is awaiting you with a giant Mt. Manaslu and other alluring snow-fed mountain panorama.”

Itinerary

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Day 01: Pick Up From The Airport in Kathmandu and Transfer to the Hotel.

The very first day that you step in Nepal for the trip. Our team member will be at the airport holding your name to pick up you from the airport. And then, you will be transferred to the hotel. It is around 30 mins drive from the airport to the hotel. There may some hassles like offering a taxi or hotel or something like that. Do go with them. And sometimes, in international flight, your luggage may be missing. Be very careful. We hope it will not disturb your trip.

After your arrival at the hotel, you will get refreshed and we will have a short orientation meeting regarding the trip. We will introduce a guide or trip leader. For this, be with 4 pieces of recent pp sized photographs, a copy of passport, and copy of travel insurance. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Dinner
  • Hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1400m

This drive commences early in the morning after breakfast. You drive along the Prithvi Highway till you get Malekhu and the way divides to Dhading Bensi, the district headquarters of Dhading district. Till Dhading Bensi you will drive along the concrete smooth road. Then, we begin to drive in the country road which is rough and bumping in someplace till we get Arughat. On the way, we will see country lifestyle and settlements and also mountain view including Manasalu and Ganesh Himal. Then, our further drive from Arughat takes us to Sotikhola. Overnight at Soti Khola.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Soti Khoa
  • 710m

Today’s trek commences after your breakfast. First, you cross the bridge, then our pleasant trekking begins via a beautiful Sal forest. After climbing up a huge ridge on the Budhi Gandaki, we reach a place named Khursane. You begin to view some cliffs and beautiful waterfalls. The further walk takes you to the terraced fields and finally takes you to Gurung village of Labubesi. The new descend down to the sandy river bed of Budhi Gandaki. Again we have to put our effort forward. After crossing a suspension bridge, you eventually get Machha Khola village. Overnight in Machha Khola.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Maccha Khola Gaon
  • 930m

The trail today is blended of ascends and descends. Some of the places you get on the trail are Tharo Khola Khorlabesi. After that, we again have to face some ascends and descends which leads us to a small Hotspring in Tatopani. After passing a ridge, you cross a suspension bridge of Budhi Gandaki. Then the trail will let you trek on a well-crafted staircase. Finally, we climb towards the village named Jagat. Overnight in Jagat.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Jagat
  • 1410m

Still, you have trek many ascents and descents. The trail sometimes takes you along the sandy bank of Budhi Gandaki river and you will pass through suspension bridge too. After we get the place named Ekle Bhatti, we begin to experience millet fields and other types of vegetations and some beautiful terraced fields too. The trail along the bank of Budhi Gandakitakes us to Nyak. Overnight in Nyak.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Nyak
  • 2340m

After Nyak the first village we get is Deng through a dense bamboo forest. After a short walk beyond Deng, we pass the Budhi Gandaki and ascend to Rana at 1910m. From the bridge, we hike up a bit to join a trail from Bhi, then move west up the Budhi Gandaki valley. We also passe through forests and Mani where we move towards a corner that eventually takes us to Ghap. Overnight in Ghap

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Ghap
  • 2160m

Today, we, the first encounter with Prok village which offers us a magnificent view of Siringi Himal. We start trekking upstream via dense forest which is a pleasant walk. After we pass a narrow gorge and we climb the steep hill which takes us to Namrung. Then our further walk passing beautiful village Namrung further offers some fabulous views of Siring and Ganesh Himal and from the village, one can also see Mt. Himal Chuli. Today, we also make an exploration of holy Ribung Gompa. Mt. Manasalu, Ganesh Himal, and some glaciers will be prime highlights of today’s trekking. Today’s trekking ends at Samagaon.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Samagaon
  • 3530m

This day is for acclimatization and exploration of Samagaon and the premises. You will be familiar with Sherpa culture. Thousands of Mani stones will fascinate you around the village. The Buddhist inscriptions are carved in Mani. You will go to visit Sma village where an old Gompa (Pungyen Gompa) will offer you numerous views of glaciers. Fundamentally, you spend the day entirely for exploration of Buddhist culture and holy monasteries with some mountain views. Overnight in Samagaon.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Samagaon
  • 3530m

Today, first we descend to the bank of Budhi Gandaki river then the trail leads us to Manasalu Base Camp. Then the trail goes through juniper and birch forest. Crossing a wooden bridge of Budhigandaki river we arrive at Samdo. Samdo is a vantage point that offers a magnificent view of Mt. Manaslu which is the eight highest peaks in the world as well as behind the pass also get a view of the Himalayas like Larke Peak, Simrang, Hiunchuli, Ngadi, Cheo and Possibly Kang Guru. Samdo and its premises are considered to be a habitat for the Lophophorus (national bird of Nepal). Our further walk crossing two streams, we get a view of Larkya Glacier, and then we reach a stone guest house. This is actually not a lodge. It is called Dharmasala. Dharmasala is also called Larky Phedi. Overnight in Dharmasala.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Dharamsala

After a short climb, we get a beautiful valley which offers a great view of Larkya Peak and Cho Danda. Then, we get a walk across moraines of the glacier. The trails then gradually become steeper and eventually, you will get Lrakya La Pass. Larkya La Pass. You will witness breathtaking views of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kangguru, and the huge Annapurna II.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Larke Pass
  • 4470m

From Larkya Pass, you begin to walk through low pasturelands. It is, actually, a pleasant walk to witnessing Mt. Manasalu closer up in the skyline. It is an awe-inspiring experience for the trekkers till you get Bhimtang. Overnight in Bimthang

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Bhimtang
  • 3720m

From a ridge at Bimthang, we can witness splendid views of Mt. Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, Himlung Himal, and Cheo Himal. Our further descendand cross a high pasture (Sangure Kharka) followed by a bridge over Dudh Khola offers us another flavor of pleasant hiking till we get Dharapani. Before we get Dharapani, we get Tilije then passing the police checkpoint, we eventually get the village Dharapani. Overnight in Dharapani.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Dharapani
  • 1860m

This is trekking through first Katre village and beautiful terraced fields, Moreover, we also see traditional settlements of various ethnic groups. The further trail passes through pine and rhododendron forest till you get Jagat.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Jagat
  • 1300m

From Jagat, you begin your drive after breakfast. It is around 8-9 hours drive to Kathmandu via Besisahar. Driving along the Marshyangdi and Trishuli river experiencing a beautiful country lifestyle will be another flavor of this trekking. You also will enjoy some hill and mountain landscapes on the way to Kathmandu. You will enjoy a farewell dinner in the evening.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1400m

According to your flight schedule, you will be dropped to the airport for the onward flight towards your country or next destination.

  • BF
  • NON
  • Kathmandu
  • 1400m

What to Expect

  • Airpor Pickup and Drop.
  • 2 Night Hotel with Breakfast at Kathmandu.
  • 12 Night Hotel with full board meals during trek.
  • All necessary document like tims and permit
  • Transportation as per the itinerary.
  • English speaking experience trekking guide.
  • Porters according to the requirement.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Personal expenditure like Hard and cold drinks, Laundry, telephone etc.
  • Guide Tips.

Useful Info

Permit and Regulation:

Because of the Restricted trekking route, the Permit of this region is different from the normal trekking region like Annapurna, Everest, and Langtang. According to the Government Regulation, the Permit of Manaslu trekking region is quoted Offseason and Peak season. The rate of the permit in Peak season starts from March to May and Sep to November is 70 U.S dollars for 7 days. The rate of the permit for offseason is quoted 50 u.s dollars for 7 days. To process the permit you need to have at least 4 passport size of Photo and on arrival, you need to show an original passport to the government to grant the Permit. The Tims card is not necessary but it is compulsory to take MCAP ( Manaslu Conservation Area Permit ) and ACAP ( Annapurna Conservation Area Permit ). Individual trekker and traveler is not allowed in this trekking route so that for the permit there must be at least 2 groups of trekkers with government register guide and there Travel insurance is compulsory.

When is the Best Season For Manaslu Trek:

Even though the best trekking season in Nepal is March to May and Sep to Nov. We like to give some hence to the trekker to choose their month of Adventure. Since the trek starts from the Low altitude Arukhet 700m to the High altitude Larke Pass 5160m definitely there will change the range of temperature of climate. Find some hence of the weather condition.

January And February: The winter time in Nepal. Mostly trekkers said Few people and very quiet during trekking and it is cold and icy and the sky is clear. On this month Changing weather pattern is difficult to say. So there is need of Crampons for descending the Pass. Need to bring a tent to some places.

March: Good weather not too cold at high up and not to warm at down below. The beautiful Rhododendrons can see from Deng up to Shyala.

April: Getting Hot in weather in Lower. The beautiful Rhododendrons can see from Deng up to Shyala.

May: The month is hot and sweaty. The last of the Rhododendrons bloom can be seen.

June and July and August: Start Moonsoon no trekker can be seen and very few lodges is in activity.

September: The end of Moonson but still the possibility of Haze and rain. Begin to start good weather for trekking from the mid of September.

October: Best time and Magnificent for the Trekking Time.

November: It is cold higher up but still best month for the trekking.

December: Getting cold but best view with the clear sky.

Different travelers have different minds; it means different perspectives on travel. Accordingly, considering such different preferences of traveling according to their budget and time frame, this trip program also can be customized.

Teahouse trekking:

Tea house trekking takes you to the mountain where you stay every overnight at guest house. Food and accommodations are provided according to your choice at the guest house.

Carrying my stuffs when trekking:

We will employ our porters to carry up to 12kgs of weight for each trekker. This is included in the price of each trek. We provide 1 porter for 2 trekkers in accordance to the guidelines set out by the International Porter Protection Group. If you would like more weight to be carried, please let us know. In general 12kg is more than sufficient. If you have unnecessary stuffs that are not required during the trekking days in the mountain, you can leave at the hotel till you come back. They will store it safely.
Normally each porter will carry 2 peoples rucksacks and he will simply tie them together using rope (this does not harm any of the rucksacks). If you are trekking with a friend or loved one, and there is space in one rucksack for both your possessions, then please feel free to share the same rucksack but please ensure that it weighs less than 24kg.
It is helpful if you do not put things that you may need during the day in your large rucksack as you will not be walking with your porter at all times.

Can I drink the tap water:

We don’t recommend you to drink the tap water in the mountains since it is not safe. To help prevent contamination of the environment, we discourage tourists from drinking from plastic bottles especially when in the mountains. Non-plastic bottle options include:

  1. Drinking boiled water from teahouses.
  2. Drinking ginger and lemon tea to reduce the need for water consumption.
  3. Purifying tap/river water using a chloride pump, iodine, or chloride tablets. The taste of the tablets is not appetising, so it is recommendable to use a dissolvable vitamin tablet to add flavour.

Altitude sickness:

The more you ascend to higher altitude, the more oxygen will be less. Normally, no traveler will be suffered from altitude sickness below 4ooo m. high. But this is not the case always. Those who lack good stamina, physical fitness, those who drink a lot and smoke will likely to suffer altitude sickness.
Mild and common symptoms include headaches (also a symptom of dehydration), low appetite, and restless sleep. More moderate symptoms include vomiting, fatigue, and diarrhoea. Many compare altitude sickness to the sensations of having a hangover. Severe symptoms include blue lips and fingernails, severe difficulty breathing, poor coordination, fatigue, and drowsiness. To avoid altitude sickness, we recommend you to descend down to the lower altitude, hydrate sufficiently and maintain nutrition. In case you have these above mentioned symptoms, inform to our guide since he will be far more experienced than you.

Travel insurance:

It is required to have travel insurance that covers your rescue in case you are suffered any kind of sickness in high altitude including altitude sickness. We hope everything will be fine during the trekking days but sometimes unforeseen circumstances may occur. Many standard policies cover you for trekking to high altituides, such as on the Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Circuit Trek, but it is very important to check this before you go. Here is a list of insurance companies that we have collected information on (however it is your responsibility to confirm that the information on our website correct):
We recommend companies such as Insure and Go, Virgin Money, and The Post office, as they currently cover the altitudes of all our treks.
For more information please see our information section.

What is your cancellation policy:

If you choose to cancel the service(s) that you have paid to Magic Adventure, we will refund your payment in accordance to the following schedule:
75% refund of total trip price for a cancellation made 14 days prior to the original departure date.
50% refund of total trip price for cancellation made 7 days prior to the original departure date.
0% refundof total trip price for cancellation made 3 days or fewer days prior to the original departure date.
Please note that you can transfer your bookings to another trip if desired less any costs incurred by us in organizing you trip.