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Manaslu Trek -17 Days

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Manaslu Trek is a well-loved trekking route, providing pure wilderness, pristine mountain views, rich culture, and genuine adventure to sum up the trek experience worldwide.

Trip Duration : 17 Days
Max Altitude : 5320m
Group Size : 2 - 15
DIFFICULTY : Fairly Strenuous
ARRIVAL ON : Kathmandu Nepal
DEPARTURE FROM : Kathmandu Nepal

Trip Overview

Manaslu Trek is a well-loved trekking route, providing pure wilderness, pristine mountain views, rich culture, and genuine adventure to sum up the trek experience worldwide. Opened in 1992, this area is protected by the Manaslu Conservation area, established in 1998. Manaslu at 8163 meters (26,775′) is the 8th highest peak in the world.

The route around Manaslu & Larkya la Trekking offers great views of Himalayan landscapes with spectacular views of the 8th highest peak in the world and the Ganesh Himal Range, Annapurna among other 45 more peaks over 6500m. Furthermore, the Manaslu trek offers cultural heritage, a genuine outing in the outback, incomparable beauty, and biological varieties that are amazing.


During the trek


Manaslu has a lot to offer to trekkers, from the beautiful scenery of the majestic Himalayan ranges and high-altitude glacier lakes to rich biological and cultural diversity. Ecologically MCA has a diverse range of habitats that boasts much rare flora and fauna such as Snow leopard, Lynx, Musk deer, Red fox, Jackal, Brown bear, and their prey species such as Blue sheep, Himalayan tahr, Himalayan serow, Wooly hare and Himalayan marmot. It is also home to a variety of birds like Snow partridge, Tibetan snowcock, Chukar partridge, Himalayan griffon, and Golden eagle, among others, including diverse plant communities.

The culture of the people in the region is equally unique with most people of Tibetan origin following Buddhism. Economically, the people rely on agriculture and animal husbandry system and are very dependent on natural
resources for firewood, timber, and medicinal plants.

The rich cultural heritage is evident in the several large Buddhist monasteries. Local examples of the harmony between religion and environmental conservation can be seen throughout the region, as Lamas (religious leaders) from the monasteries prohibit any kind of violence against wildlife. This has been hugely consequential in the prosperity of wildlife in MCA.


What’s More on the trek


Manaslu circuit trek is one of those delightful adventure treks in Nepal. The magnificent views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri peaks reward you on the trek. Furthermore, that is gratifying to the soul along the way. Despite, the taxing drills of this trek, Mt. Manaslu is located in the east of the Annapurna Himalaya range.

Manaslu circuit trek can be organized private or group trek on your request. While trekking in the Manaslu area, you can also stay at local lodges called Tea house trek. Tea houses are more like hotels, with hot showers, western food, and private rooms (twin sharing). In this arrangement overnight halts with dinner and breakfast will be in Tea-houses (Lodges) and lunches in local restaurants en route. Freshly cooked food is served at all
times (western, continental, Nepalese, Chinese, Indian, and Tibetan meals are available in all places).


What to expect on this trek


Furthermore, as you will stay in a local lodge you will be benefiting and interacting with the local community. It will give you a true feel for the Nepalese people and their lives.

This remarkable adventure Manaslu & Larkya la treks begins with an interesting scenic drive to Soti Khola bazaar via Arughat, a small market center in the district of Gurkha region, passing nice traditional villages like Jagat, Samagaon, Dharam sala, and the trek crosses the high pass of 5,200m at Larkya La and the journey completes at famous Annapurna circuit trail at Beshisahar after a delightful and memorable time in the high
Himalayan mountains with Unique Path Team.


Day 01 :

Arrival in Kathmandu.

Day 02 :

City guide tour

Day 03 :

Drive toSoti Khola by bus (775meters).

Day 04 :

Trek to Machha Khola (900meters).

Day 05 :

Trek to Jagat (1340meters).

Day 06 :

Trek to Ngyak (2310meters).

Day 07 :

Trek to Ghap (2100meters).

Day 08 :

Trek to Lho (3200meters).

Day 09 :

Trek to Sama Gaon (3500meters).

Day 10 :

Acclimatization and exploration day.

Day 11 :

Trek to Dharamsala/Larkya Phedi (4460meters).

Day 12 :

Rest at Dharamashala.

Day 13 :

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

Day 14 :

Trek to Tilje (2500meters)

Day 15 :

Trek to Chyamje (1430meters).

Day 16 :

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

Day 17 :

Departure from Nepal


Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu.
Max Altitude: 1345m/4412ft
Accommodation: 3 stars level hotel

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.

Day 02 City guide tour
Meal: Breakfast
Max Altitude: 1345m/4412ft
Accommodation: 3 stars level hotel

Half day city guide tour then drive back to hotel and preparation for trekking. City tour 4 hours.

Day 03 Drive toSoti Khola by bus (775meters).
Meal: Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
Max Altitude: 815m/2673ft
Accommodation: Hotel/Tea house

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

Day 04 Trek to Machha Khola (900meters).
Meal: Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
Max Altitude: 900m/2952ft
Accommodation: Hotel/Tea house

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.

Day 05 Trek to Jagat (1340meters).
Meal: Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
Max Altitude: 1250m/4100ft
Accommodation: Hotel/Tea house

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.

Day 06 Trek to Ngyak (2310meters).
Meal: Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
Max Altitude: 1950m/6496ft
Accommodation: Hotel/Tea house

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.

Day 07 Trek to Ghap (2100meters).
Meal: Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
Max Altitude: 2050m/6724ft
Accommodation: Hotel/Tea house

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.

Day 08 Trek to Lho (3200meters).
Meal: Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
Max Altitude: 3148m/10325ft
Accommodation: Hotel/Tea house

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.

Day 09 Trek to Sama Gaon (3500meters).
Meal: Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
Max Altitude: 3148m/10325ft
Accommodation: Hotel/Tea house

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.

Day 10 Acclimatization and exploration day.
Meal: Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
Max Altitude: 3738m/12260ft
Accommodation: Hotel/Tea house

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!

Day 11 Trek to Dharamsala/Larkya Phedi (4460meters).
Meal: Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
Max Altitude: 4480m/14694ft
Accommodation: Hotel/Tea house

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.

Day 12 Rest at Dharamashala.
Meal: Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
Max Altitude: 4480m/14694ft
Accommodation: Hotel/Tea house

Rest and acclimatization at Dharamashala. Short day hiking.

Day 13 Cross Larkya La (5215meters) and trek to Bimtang.
Meal: Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
Max Altitude: 3890m/12760ft
Accommodation: Hotel/Tea house

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.

Day 14 Trek to Tilje (2500meters)
Meal: Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
Max Altitude: 3010m/9872ft
Accommodation: Hotel/Tea house

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.

Day 15 Trek to Chyamje (1430meters).
Meal: Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
Max Altitude: 1625m/5330ft
Accommodation: Hotel/Tea house

Tilje to Chamje. O/N at mountain lodge. Walking 6:30 hours

Day 16 Drive to Besishar by local transport either by local jeep or Bus then continue drive to Kathmandu by private car.
Meal: Breakfast/Lunch
Max Altitude: 1345m/4412ft
Accommodation: 3 stars level hotel

Day 17 Departure from Nepal
Meal: Breakfast

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

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Price Includes

  • All the ground transportation as per itinerary.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu, inclusive breakfast at 3 stars level (2 nights before trekking and 1 night after trekking).
  • Meals 3 times a day (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) in trekking for you.
  • Seasonable Local fresh fruits after dinner.
  • Twin sharing private comfortable room in trekking.
  • Manaslu trekking Map.
  • First aid medical kit, Ox meter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude.
  • Trip achievement certificate.
  • An experienced, knowledgeable English Speaking Government license holder trekking guide and strong porter (1 porter for 2 people).
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment’s, transportation, local tax for Guide and porter.
  • Four season sleeping bag and down jackets to use for trekking, if necessary.
  • All necessary paper works .
  • Manaslu & Annapurna Conservation entry permit.
  • Special Trekking Permit for Manasalu.
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System).
  • Emergency helicopter rescue arrangement which will be paid by your insurance company.
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
  • All our government taxes, vat, local tax, tourist service charges.

Price Excludes

  • Extra accommodation and meals in Kathmandu (Except Farewell Dinner)
  • All kinds of drinks (Hot/cold & alcoholic) in trekking.
  • Personal equipment.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Extra personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, laundry, shower, potter, excess baggage charges).
  • Tips for trekking staffs and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on ‘Price Includes’ section.

Trip Info

Manaslu Trek is a well-loved trekking route, providing with pure wilderness,pristine mountain views, rich culture and genuine adventure that sum up the trek experience around the world. Similarly, the Manaslu Circuit Trek starts with the drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola then from Soti Khola the trek starts towards Machha Khola then to Jagat from Macha Khola. Then from Macha Khola to Ngyak, Ghap, Lho, Sama Gaon. Again trek to Dharamsala to Larkya Phedi and Cross Larkya La, Tilje,  to Chyamje. After driving to Besisahar by local transport either by local jeep or Bus then continue to Kathmandu by car. After breakfast, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu international airport for your final flight departure from Nepal


  We do recommend following equipment's for trekking and Hiking in Nepal.


  • Sun hat
  • Scarf
  • Light balaclava
  • Warm wool hat
  • UV protection one Sunglasses
  • Head torch with extra batteries.

Upper Part Of The Body Upper

  • Tshirts
  • Shirts
  • Sleeveless or body warmer type fleece.
  • Long sleeve shirts
  • Thermal Vest
  • Down Jacket
  • Fleece Jacket
  • Pullover
  • Sports bras (women)
  • Waterproof outer jacket
  • Rain Coat
  • Hand wear
  • Fleece gloves.
  • Warms mittens or gloves.

Lower Body

  • Long Under Wear
  • Short Under Wear
  • Lightweight Cotton Long Pants
  • Warm Trousers
  • Tracksuit pants
  • Lightweight thermal trouser
  • Fleece pants
  • Cotton paints


  • Thin inner socks
  • Thick warm wool hiking socks
  • Walking boots with ankle support
  • Trainers or trail shoes
  • Gaiters
  • Micro spikes


  • Camera and Accessories
  • Phone
  • Power Bank
  • Solar Panel
  • Travel Adapter


  • Book
  • Playing Cards/Games
  • Journal and Pen
  • Snacks and Specialist Food

Hygiene & First Aid

  • Sunscreen
  • Insect Repellent
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wet Wipes
  • Pocket Hand Warmers
  • Moisturizing skin cream and Lip balm
  • Toiletries
  • Water purifier
  • First Aid

Trek Essentials

  • Passport and Copy
  • Travel Insurance Details
  • Trekking Permit(s)
  • Waterproof Document Wallet
  • Cash

Recommended Medications

  • Guide will take a group first aid kit but please bring personal medications and other items you might use regularly such as
  • Any personal medications
  • Malaria prophylactic tablets
  • Blister treatment
  • Rehydration powder
  • Analgesics (Paracetamol, ibuprofen and aspirin)
  • Plasters and zinc oxide tape
  • Throat lozenges
  • Diamox

Other Equipment

  • Duffel Bag or Suitcase
  • Day pack
  • Sleeping bag
  • Water bottle
  • Trekking poles
  • Towel


Q. Do you provide any gears for trekking?

A. Yes, we do provide roughly 65 liters one duffel bag, sleeping bag and down jacket to use for trekking without extra charge, if you do not have.

Q. Can I rent or buy gears in Kathmandu?

A. You can buy or rent trekking boots and rest of the gears, you need to need to buy.

Q. How much weight does porter carries?

A. We do provide one porter between 2 trekkers. One porter carries 25 to 30 kg respectively.

Q. How much weight does airplane allow to Lukla?

A. Twin Otter and Dornier planes are the primary mode of transport to and from the airstrip at Lukla. It allows 15kg per passenger, including had bag.

Q. Can I take some more gears for paying extra charge?

A. It is hard but some time, they do allow 2 to 3 kg with paying extra charge US$ 2 per kg

Q. When Should I pack my gears?

A. You will have pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu that night you pack trekking gears.

Q. What equipment should I carry at Daypack?

A. Most of our day packs have a capacity of roughly 20 to 24 liters. You need to carry only day use things like water bottle, light jackets, some extra shocks, sun hat, sunglasses, raincoat, light glove, scarf, toilet paper, and small towel, camera, some personal medical, Sunscreen, Passport, money, camera, trekking poles and some snacks. Rest of the gears will be carried by porter.

Q. Can I store suitcase and other unnecessary gears in hotel in Kathmandu or at your office?

A. Yes, you can store either at the hotel in Kathmandu or at our office without extra charge.


Travel insurance is compulsory for all Clients undertaking any tour. It should provide adequate protection for the full duration of the tour to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter evacuation, loss of luggage, etc. For your kind information, we would like to give a list of the insurance companies, please inquire with them.

  •  USA and Canada: Tugo, United Health Care, World Nomad, Blue Cross
  • Australia and New Zealand: Fast Cover, Allianz Australia
  • Singapore: Ergo, World Nomad (Explore plan level 3)
  • Europe: Europe Assistance, Austrian Alpine Club, Allianz Europe
  • India: ICICI Lombard


Altitude (in meter) & Temperature (in degree Celsius) in Nepal over 2000m/6056ft. Trekking areas are only situated over 2000meter in Nepal.

Altitude Spring Summer Autumn Winter
March, April, May June, July, Aug Sept., Oct,  Nov Dec, Jan, Feb
Max. Min. Max. Min. Max. Min. Max. Min.
2000m -2500m 27 5 29  9 25 2 20 -2
3000m – 3500m 12 -5 20 -1 17 -2 14 -7
4000m – 4500m 10  -7 14 -3 12 -7 7 -10
4500m- 5500m 9 -10 12 -5 10 -15 5  -20

Map & Elevation

Frequently Asked Questions

Manaslu Circuit Trek can be done throughout the year. However, the best time to do the Manasluis is during the Spring and Autumn seasons. Furthermore, this trip can be done during the Monsoon Season too. But, the Spring and autumn season is very suitable for the Manaslu trek. During this time of the year, the weather is pleasant and you can travel with clear visibility of the surroundings. Likewise, you can enjoy the beautiful views of mountains in the ManasluRegion including the Manaslu Massif. In addition, if you travel here during this time of the year then you can enjoy the biggest festivals of the country Dashain and Tihar as this time is the festive season in the country. Furthermore, traveling to Nepal during this time of the year will make you knowledgeable about the culture and tradition of the place. Additionally, you can also explore different other festivals in the country.

Manaslu trek is not that difficult trek, almost anyone can undertake this trek. However, one should consider all the possibilities. Similarly, one should know that trekking at high altitudes is never easy. Likewise, the challenges that one can face during the Manaslu Circuit Trek are altitude sickness. If you travel here during the seasons then you will find crowded trails and it might be very difficult to find suitable Lodges and Hotels.

The trekking trail to Manaslu is accessible from several trailheads and depending on your route the duration is between 6 and 14 days.

The Manaslu trek is a little expensive because of its average duration and difficulty. Additionally,  prices vary between 700 USD and 1000 USD or 600 EUR and 900 EUR. Also, if you are from the SAARC countries you can get some discounts on prices.

If you’re not sure of your mountaineering abilities, Manaslu is a slightly less challenging circuit. There are fewer steep climbs and the average altitude is much lower than Everest. Plus, instead of being funneled into the Khumbu Valley on Everest. You can choose from a variety of trails on the Manaslu Trek, some of which don’t exceed 2000m in altitude.

Even though the Manaslu Mountains themselves are very dangerous. But, the trek to Base Camp is far safer. Furthermore, this trek mostly comes down to the relative ease of the trek in Nepal and the Manaslu region.

It is not possible. Likewise, this trek and climb would be very challenging for a single person. So, we say you hire an experienced guide.

Yes, it’s compulsory to have a Manaslu Trek permit from Kathmandu.

Altitude sickness is a common problem during the Manaslu trek. Therefore, you should drink a sufficient amount of water and acclimatize yourself from time to time.

Food Prices differ from place to place. But, it usually costs USD 25 for lunch, dinner, and breakfast at the Manaslu trek.

Yes, you need Nepali Visa for the Manaslu Trek. without it you cannot travel here or do this trek. You need permission from the Nepali Government.


Based on 26 reviews
Unique path trekking company has excellent staff on ground to make the trekking experience very enjoyable and memorable. The guide and porters go out of their way to make each and every member of the team feel safe and secured. Mr Babu the founder owner of the company is very responsive and is able to assist every member of the team with their individual needs. I would recommend engaging Unique Path for Himalaya trekking.
Sandeep Dasgupta
Sandeep Dasgupta
I like trekking with Unique Path, the guides of this company many times made my way comfortable and safe. I traveled with them to Lobuche, Mera, Island and other places solo and in the groups with my friends. Unique Path is a reliable partner and I plan to trek with them again in Langtang region this autumn.
Andrey Oktyabrev
Andrey Oktyabrev
I have used Unique Path three times and each time the team were all helpful, friendly and informative. Every aspect of our trip to Nepal was taken care of - Pick up at the airport to take us to our hotel. Next day the excitement of getting our trekking details and depending on the trip setting out with our guide and porter. My husband and I prefer to hike on our own, so we did no group options. Our itinerary was always followed exactly. When I go hiking in Nepal this company is my first point of contact. They are a great team and are totally recommended by me and my husband.
Sylvia Schillings
Sylvia Schillings
Unique Path is a great choice for anyone who wants to explore the Himalayas. My wife and I made several treks with Unique Path to Manaslu, Kangchenjunga, Tilicho Lake, and Mustang. It goes without saying, that the scenery in Nepal is stunning. Lots of opportunity to learn about the culture and religion and traditions of Nepal. The people we met along the way were engaging and wonderful. Unique Path's staff was fantastic throughout all the trips. They were very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. They arranged everything from transportation to accommodation to food. They also provided all the necessary equipment and guidance and handled all the permit applications. I highly recommend Unique Path trekking to anyone who loves adventure and nature. These were once-in-a-lifetime experiences that I will never forget. I am available as a reference. David
DaveBessie Parsnick
DaveBessie Parsnick
I have yet to conclude this trip due to the Pandemic but Babu's response and tour guide plan has been exemplary - I cannot wait to make the trip!
Rachel Glaysher
Rachel Glaysher
Myself and 2 buddies hired Unique Path Trekking to coordinate an EBC trek back in 2014. We couldn't have been more happy with the results...Everything went flawlessly and we had the adventure of a lifetime. Babu and his staff / guides / porters were top-notch and I highly recommend them to anyone who may be reading this.
Marc Ferrari
Marc Ferrari
As with all treks, there will be unforeseen circumstances and you’re always beholden to nature. So you want a guide and an agency that is not only experienced enough but also sensitive and quick to changes on ground. I am very grateful for the deep experience that our guide, Dambar had. He made us feel safe and constantly had everything under control despite the weather and some early sickness some of us had. Coupled with his sharp wit and deep knowledge, this became such an enjoyable climb that was filled with priceless stories that I can’t wait to tell the kids about. The porters too were a lively bunch that ultimately became friends and we shared lots of fun moments on the mountain together. Babu ensured that our arrivals, arrangements and any administrative hassles were smooth and out of our minds so we could focus on the climb ahead. Thank you Unique Path trekking & expedition. Highly recommended for anyone who wants a great time while knowing you’re in safe hands!
Josiah Ng
Josiah Ng
We were very fortunate to have Unique Path Trekking for our EBC with 3 Himalaya passes expedition, we were so happy/satisfied with Unique Path trekking. Babu ( owner of Unique Path Trekking) is so kind, knowledgeable and mellow personality so does their staff ( all guides and porters ). We had great time during this expedition in terms of lodging/food. We had large group ( ~ 18 ppl ) and believe or not no one had any single complain of food. Their guides and porters are so knowledgeable, smart, humorous made our entire expedition lots of fun. They take care of us with positive attitudes with smiley face in entire trip. I definitely recommend Unique Path Trekking for any expedition in Himalaya ( we're looking forward to go with them in Annapurna expedition in near future ). You will very glad/happy if you choose Unique Path and Trekking.
Umesh Patel
Umesh Patel
Babu and his group are exceptional We have done 2 trips organized by Babu We went to Everest base camp and recently to chitwan, Pokara and part of Annapurna cercuit Their guides are very good We will definitely use Babu and his guides again
Guru Motgi
Guru Motgi
I just returned from a wonderful hike to Everest base camp with helicopter return. I was traveling solo am so grateful to Manager Babu and guide Suresh for looking after me. It is a trip I will remember the rest of my life. We started with a half day tour of Kathmandu and then flew to lukla on the next day to begin the trek. All the arrangements were made ahead of time and the folks unique path team constantly got on the phone to make sure the logistics went smoothly. Suresh kept a moderate pace and a great sense of humor. We made good time throughout the hikes and always got to the lodges on time and in daylight with energy left for the next day. The weather also cooperated this March and we had beautiful sunny skies and gorgeous Mountain View’s throughout the trek. I really could not ask for anything more and would very much recommend unique path
Janice Cheng
Janice Cheng