Trip Facts
  • Duration
    16 Days
  • Grade
    Moderate to fairly strenuous
  • Country
    Nepal
  • Arrival
    TIA, Kathmandu
  • Departure
    TIA, Kathmandu
  • Group Size
    2 - 15
  • Max Altitude
    5320m
  • Meal
    Breakfast in Kathmandu / Full board in Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).

Manaslu Trek

Manaslu trek is an adventure with a difference in the comfort of cozy and spacious camping facilities and in lodge where available known as Tea-House from the early days since the commercial trekking began, an awesome picturesque journey around Manaslu & Larkya – la trekking leading to a remarkable wonderful journey to the best part of mid west Himalayan region with constant views of snow capped mountains throughout this trekking, a marvelous walk in and around world’s eight highest mountain Mt. Manaslu at 8, 163 m / 26, 781ft, first climbed by Japanese mountaineers and Nepali Sherpa climbers in May 09th 1956. This adventure follows the torrent Budi Gandaki River all the way to its source at Larkya phedi and Manaslu area, where it’s fed by huge glacier of Manaslu range of mountains.

This remarkable adventure manaslu trekking starts with an interesting scenic drive to Soti khola bazzar via Arughat, a small market centre in the district of Gurkha region, from here trek to Around Manaslu & Larkya – La trek begins passing nice traditional villages like Jagat, Samagaon and Dharapani. The trek crosses the high pass of 5,200m at Larkya – La pass, straddling the border with Tibetan plateau.

Manaslu area is protected by Manaslu Conservation Area established in 1998. The walk around Manaslu & Larkya – la offers dramatic views of another massif 7000 m peak, Ganesh Himal (Yangra) with its height of 7,422 m / 24,350 ft located east of Mt. Manaslu.

This awesome Manslu journey completes reaching on the famous popular Annapurna circuit trail at Dharapani, Tal, our adventurous walk completes at Jagat another village with the same name, for the drive back to Kathmandu through the town of Beshisahar after a delightful and memorable time in the high Himalayan mountains with Unique Path.

trip highlights

  • World’s eight highest Mt. Manaslu.
  • Scenic drive to Solti Khola from Kathmandu.
  • Exotic Budhi Gandaki River valley.
  • Visit interesting villages enriched with old life style.
  • Experience the Nepalese mix culture.
  •  Walking between the borders of Nepal and Tibet.
  •  Magnificent views from every direction. 
  • Crossing Larkya La over 5,215 m.

Your Safety is our concern

The safety and the well being of our groups are of paramount importance to us. All of our trips are led by qualified professional guides, who are well trained by our Government. Our job is to ensure your comfort and safety as we take you where you want to go, because your holiday is ours. In this regards, we work honestly and effectively to provide you the Himalayan experience that suits your interest. We encourage you to question us freely and contribute in the planning stages of your adventure.

Manaslu Trek glimpse

Itinerary can be designed along your preferences. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer we will follow accordingly.

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  • Day 01

    Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters). There you will be met by our Airport Representative and transferred to hotel by private tourist vehicle. Overnight at hotel on BB plan.

  • Day 02

    Kathmandu, make a permit and brief regarding about the trip overnight at hotel at  2 to 3  stars level, inclusive breakfast.

  • Day 03

    Drive to Soti Khola by bus (775meters). { B L D plan} Driving 6: 30 hours

  • Day 04

    Trek to Machha Khola (900meters). { B L D plan} Walking 7 hours

  • Day 05

    Trek to Jagat (1340meters). { B L D plan} Walking 7 hours

  • Day 06

    Trek to Ngyak (2310meters). { B L D plan} Walking 6 hours

  • Day 07

    Trek to Ghap (2100meters). { B L D plan} Walking 6 hours

  • Day 08

    Trek to Lho (3200meters). { B L D plan} Walking 5:30 hours

  • Day 09

    Trek to Sama Gaon (3500meters). { B L D plan} Walking 7 hours

  • Day 10

    Acclimatization and exploration day. { B L D plan}

  • Day 11

    Trek to Dharamsala/Larkya Phedi (4460meters). { B L D plan} Walking 7 hours

  • Day 12

    Cross Larkya La (5215meters) and trek to Bimtang. { B L D plan} Walking 9 hours

  • Day 13

    Trek to Tilje (2500meters). { B L D plan} Walking 6 hours

  • Day 14

    Trek to Chyamje (1430meters). { B L D plan} Walking 6 hours

  • Day 15

    Drive to Besishar by local transport either by local jeep or Bus then continue drive to Kathmandu by car.

  • Day 16

    After breakfast, the trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu international airport for your final flight departure from Nepal.

  • 01 Day
    Arrival in Kathmandu.

    Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters). There you will be met by our Airport Representative and transferred to hotel by private tourist vehicle. Overnight at hotel at 3 stars level, inclusive breakfast.

  • 02 Day
    Kathmandu

    Make a permit and brief regarding about the trip.

  • 03 Day
    Drive toSoti Khola by bus (775meters).

    Your Trekking staff will come to your Hotel early in the morning at 8.00 am to pick you up, from there we have an 6 hour driving journey to Arughat. O/N at mountain lodge

  • 04 Day
    Trek to Machha Khola (900meters).

    The trail descends slowly until you climb again to mountain ridge to Almara. Pass the forest trail to arrive at Riden Gaon. The valley here cuts into another side of the river to enter Budhi Gandaki. At Lambesi, the trail follows down to the sandy river bed of Budhi Gandaki. Camp tonight at Machha River.

  • 05 Day
    Trek to Jagat (1340meters).

    After crossing Machha River and Khrola besi, there is a hot spring called “Tatopani”. The trail follows forested area after this toward Dovan. Below Dovan, there is a huge rapid at Budhi Gandaki. As the elevation increases, the rapids and the scenery undergoes a complete transformation. At Jagat, there is a police check-post where your trekking permit will be checked.

  • 06 Day
    Trek to Ngyak (2310meters).

    After ascending to a terraced hill of Saguleri and view of Sringi Himal (7177 meters) we continue toward Sirish Gaon, Gandaki valley narrows from herewith soaring precipitous walls.

  • 07 Day
    Trek to Ghap (2100meters).

     Follow the trail upstream of Deng River – a tiny village of 4 houses. We walk through a newly built rock tunnel from here, thus avoiding the traditional steep climb. At Ghap, the Tibetan culture begins with Mani stones and chortens all around.

  • 08 Day
    Trek to Lho (3200meters).

    Today is a wonderful trekking day; after passing through the seemingly deserted seasonal village of Nambachhe, planted with fields of barley and lined with mani walls, we ascend through a dense, cool forest for an half an hour, crossing the Buri Gandaki once on a wooden bridge, to Namrung, at 2540 meters, where we will stop for a cup of chai at a lodge run by a Tibetan family. As we gain altitude, we reach alpine territory and are treated to increasing mountain views. Namrung village is the start of Nubri, the region of purely Tibetan inhabitants speaking a dialect of western Tibet. Above this village the valley opens out and there are extensive pastures. A few hours later, we reach the village of Lihi at 2840 meters, a substantial altitude gain. We are climbing climb gently now, cross a large stream flowing down from the Lidanda Glaciers, and reach the picturesque Tibetan village of Sho at 3000m, where we stop for lunch. Look for the bear claw on the upper deck of the house, and across the river to the ruins of an old Tibetan fort. From Sho, the views of Ngadi Chuli are spectacular, and further on, towards Lho, we are finally treated to views of Manaslu itself; quite an impressive afternoon! We set up camp in Lho, a lively village adorned with many prayer flags, in the yard of a small lodge. Sunset and sunrise from the campsite are wonderful, and the small gompa just below our campsite worth a visit.

  • 09 Day
    Trek to Sama Gaon (3500meters).

    Walking through the upper reaches of Lho, with the snowy peaks of Manaslu ahead of us in the distance, we pass the new gompa and then ascend through light forests next to a small river to reach the Tibetan settlement of Shyla, where the villagers are often out in the fields. Another few hours of trekking through classic alpine scenery leads us past Tibet grazing settlements, the train to Pung Gyan Gompa, and then Sama Gaon, or Ro, as the locals call it. Sama Gaon sits in a bowl at the foot of the pastures leading to the high peaks, with mani walls, a small gompa and tightly packed rows of houses at the lower reaches of village, and the large gompa at the upper reaches. The people settled here from Tibet over 500 years ago, and the two gompas date from this time, both having unique architecture and built of wood. The Tibetan villages here have entrance gates which are very distinctive from the Tibetan ones, and they maintain an active trade with their co-religionists in Tibet (notice the Chinese brandy and beer on sale). If the weather is good, you will see the village women weaving wool (baal) from Tibet into gowns – which are then traded back to Tibet. Taxes were actually paid to the Dzongka Dzong (fortress) at the border of Tibet, a few days walk from Sama Gaon, as late as the 1940’s until it was taken over by the Gorkas in the late 19th century. Later, after 1959, the region was home to Tibetan guerillas, and thus closed to trekking until 1992.

    Take the afternoon to hike up to the gompa above town, and to wander the streets of the fascinating Sama Gaon village.

  • 10 Day
    Acclimatization and exploration day.

    On our rest day here why not a day trip to the border of Tibet; no passport required. It takes five hours walking to the Gya La (‘large pass’) to do just that, and then take in the views and ruminate on the border markers at the top: ‘China, 1962.’ We will probably share the trail with groups of Samdo residents, carrying timbers over the border to Tibet. True High Asia! Like the people of Ro, Samdo inhabitants are Tibetan, and were ceded the land by the king of Jumla over 500 years ago; but, unlike the Ro people, they only claimed their land after the Chinese takeover in the early 1950s. Since then they have established a trade with China and India, marketing among other things, the aphrodisiac root that grows in the region. We’ll try to get into some of the local houses for chang (Tibetan barley beer), salt butter tea and perhaps a few carpets to buy!

  • 11 Day
    Trek to Dharamsala/Larkya Phedi (4460meters).

     We leave on the trade route to Tibet and climb through the ruins of Larkya bazaar, one of the trade markets that flourished years back. After two hours of climbing past glaciers, with increasingly awe-inspiring panoramas, we come to the campsite at Dharamsala, where we have lunch and gaze out at the views. You’ll really feel the altitude and the cold here, so enjoy a more leisurely afternoon and keep warm. We’ll have an early dinner in preparation for our pass crossing tomorrow.

  • 12 Day
    Cross Larkya La (5215meters) and trek to Bimtang.

    After a short climb above the campsite, we reach the ablation valley on the North side of the Larkya Glaciers where we have views of Cho Danda and then of Larkya Peak. We continue across the moraines of the glacier, making a gradual ascent which becomes steeper only in the last section to the pass, which should take us about three hours to crest. From the pass, there are outstanding views of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kangguru and the huge Annapurna II. If there is fresh snow, we may see Snow Leopard prints from the evening before; it’s also blue sheep (Bharal) and Tibetan Snow Cock territory.
    The views from the top of the pass are truly unbelievable. After hanging our Tibetan prayer flags, and yelling ‘Ki ki so so lha gyalo’ (may the Gods be victorious), get ready for a steep, ankle straining drop to a trail following the glacial moraine, very slippery if covered in snow so have your ‘Yak tracks’ ready if you’ve brought them, and definitely use trekking poles. It is a longer day then usual to our campsite at Bimtang, but to walk into these low pastures with the evening mist coming in and Manaslu; it’s an experience not to be missed. A boulder-strewn descent brings us, finally, to Bimtang, where the three sisters of the ‘Three Sisters Hotel’ are on hand with Himalayan chilled beer.

  • 13 Day
    Trek to Tilje (2500meters)

    The campsite at Bimtang is frigid in the morning, so get to the dining tent quickly for a cup of fresh coffee! Porters pour hot water over tent pegs to get them out. Pee bottles freeze. No option if you want to get warm, move down valley into the sun, through forested hillsides to Tilje, at the end of our lost world. Here the inhabitants are a mix of Manangis (of Tibetan descent) and Chettris (Hindus), so eat a mix of dal bhaat, buckwheat dhiro, tsampa and Tibetan tea. The gorge ahead marks the land of apple pie, cold beers and hot showers – the Annapurna Circuit.

  • 14 Day
    Trek to Chyamje (1430meters).
  • 15 Day
    Drive to Besishar by local transport either by local jeep or Bus then continue drive to Kathmandu by private car.
  • 16 Day
    Departure from Nepal

    After breakfast, the trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu international airport for your final flight departure from Nepal.

Note of above trekking package plan:: B L D Plan = Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included. B L Plan = Breakfast and Lunch are included.

Trip FAQ

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  • How can I enter in Nepal?

    Nepal is a popular tourist destination in south Asia. Several airlines have direct and non-stop flights from Middle East and Asia to Kathmandu, Capital of Nepal.

    There are direct flights from London, Paris, Frankfurt, Doha, Osaka, Shanghi, Mascow, Bangkok, Singapore, Hongkong, Karachi, Bombay, Delhi, Calcutta, Paro, Dhaka, Lhasa, and Varanasi.

  • Is someone going to meet me at the airport? Are transfers included?

    Yes, our Airport Representative will come to the airport to pick you up. We will be displaying a play card of Unique Path trekking company with your name on it. Airport transfer is included.

  • Do I have pre-departure meeting?

    Yes, at first, our staff will receive you at the airport and transfer to the hotel and our tour leader will brief regarding about the trip. The briefing will cover the itinerary and introduced your trek Leader.

    While briefing, please bring Passport, 3 copies of Passport size photos, travel Insurance, writing pen and notepad.

  • What is our daily routine while in trekking?

    We wake-up call at 7 am an early morning. After a breakfast, we repack our duffel bag and leave it with our Sherpas.

    We are normally on the trail before 8 a.m. Trek at your own pace; all you need carry is a daypack and camera. Sherpa guides hike along to point out interesting flora, fauna and sights. Along the trail are spots to relax, purchase a snack or soda, use toilet facilities and shop for souvenirs.

    We will have lunch between 11:30 am to 12:30 afternoons. A typical day’s hike usually ends in the early afternoon about 3:30 pm to 4 pm. Time to read or nap before dinner.

    After dinner there is time to play cards, reflect on all the wondrous moments of your day and talk about tomorrow plan.

  • Is there any communication while we are on trekking?

    There are telephones service in all trekking routes and internet service in Everest, Annapurna and Langtang areas.

  • Can I re-charge camera batteries along the trek?

    Yes, Most of the places, you can charge batteries along the trek (per hour USD 2-3 for charging).

client references

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We did the Dhawalagiri Circuit Trekking with Unique Path Trekking and words alone are not enough to express our admiration. As it is a full Camping trek in less touristic area, Dhawalagiri trek brought is in very varied natural regions, from rice field through forest into high mountain and glacier scenery. Close contact with local people in separated villages. All along the trek the service provided was surprising and high standard. We would like to thank our Guide Tilak for his assistance and good guiding and our Cook Suresh for hit remarkable good cooking. Congratulation to Unique Path for the organization of this wonderful trekking. It made our holiday even more unforgettable.

Rudy Steps, Kris Van Der PlasBelgium

Seasons & deals

February to May and September to November are the high seasons in Nepal. In this regards, we need to book hotel, purchase domestic flight tickets and arrange good guide and porter in advance. So we kindly request to confirm your trip an early as possible for the best deal and good trip management.

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Price for Manaslu Trek on full board basis USD 1425 per person

Short Description Mode Of The Packages: What Are Included In The Packages?

Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast at 2 to 3 stars level, Meals 3 times a day (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking, Twin sharing comfortable private room in trekking, all the ground transportation as per itinerary, an experienced trekking guide and all the necessary permits, please find in details below what are included and excluded at the price as follows:

Service includes in details

  • All the ground transportation as per itinerary.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast at 2 to 3 stars level.
  • Meals 3 times a day (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking for you. (Sample of trekking Menu) Seasonal local fresh fruits as available.
  • Twin sharing comfortable and clean private room in trekking.
  • Trip Map.
  •  An experienced, knowledgeable, helpful, friendly and English-speaking trekking guide.
  •   Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment’s, transportation, local tax for Guide.

  • First aid medical kit, Ox meter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude.
  • Four season sleeping bag and down jackets to use for trekking, if necessary.
  • Trip achievement appreciation certificate and Trekking Cap as a Souvenir (Sample of Certificate and Trekking Cap)
  • Special permit for upper Manaslu part. 
  • All the necessary officially paper works and Conservation entry permits.
  • Emergency helicopter rescue arrangement which will be paid by your insurance company.
  •   TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System).
  •    All our government taxes, vat, local tax, tourist service charges.

service excludes in details

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (costs roughly USD 10 to USD 15 per person per day).
  • All kinds of drinks in the mountain (hot, cold and alcoholic).
  • Personal equipment.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Extra personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, laundry, shower, excess baggage charges)
  •  Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on ‘Price Includes’ section.

Want to customize above package?

Above package is based on standard full board. Beside standard full board package, we do offer budget package according by your desire. Price can be varied with a number of the participants, we kindly request to inquire for the latest pricing and up to date information.

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