Manaslu trek normally is started via Dhading. A perfect trek to explore the village life and their culture.While trekking, the views are stunning; Annapurna, Manaslu, Himalchuli, peak 29 and Ganesh Himal dominate the skyline. The trail is winding and rice paddies of the Gurung and Magar villages along the Budhi Gandaki River valley soon give way to steep tracks cut into the cliffs of the river gorge. As you enter the rain shadow of Manaslu close to the Tibeaten border, the scenery changes dramatically. Sparse forests decorated with colorful prayer flags, and many shrines proclaim the region's Tibetan Buddhist heritage. While the approach to Larkya La is demanding, your reward is incomparable views of Manaslu and Himlung Himal from the pass. A steep descent into rhododendron forests will then bring you to the Marshyangdi River Valley and the more traveled Annapurna trails, which lead back to the road head or continue to another adventure of Thorong-la pass. The itinerary given here is heading down to Besisahar and drive to Kathmandu.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1,300m.

Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel. Evening, join the welcome dinner at the typical Nepalese restaurant with the live cultural programs hosted by the company.

Day 02: Kathmandu.

Begin excursion with tour guide by visiting world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley and its surroundings. Evening briefing about your trip and meet trek staffs.

Day 03: Drive to Soti 800m via Arughat 8 hours.

Trek starts with 8 hrs drive by private transport to Arughat through low land countryside then further to Soti.

Day 04: Trek to Machha Khola 940m. 8 hours.

The trail ascends Almara passing the thick forest then it goes on flat and small up and down hills to get the Machha River.

Day 05: Trek to Jagat 1390m. 6 hours.

The trail follows the riverside and crosses the bridge to get the hot spring then pass the forest before the Jagat village.

Day 06: Trek to Dying 1800m. 7 hours.

The trail enters the Manaslu heading toward Ganesh Himal and passes the bush and Pine trees along the Budhi Gandaki then cross the Deng Khola to reach the Deng village.

Day 07: Trek to Namrung 2680m.5 hours.

The trail follows up the Budhi Gandaki valley the ascends all the way to Narangthrough the forest of rhododendron and fir.

Day 08: Trek to Sama Gaon 3460m. 5 hours.

The trail goes into the Nupri area crossing the streams then some up and downhill climb to reach the Samagaon with great views of Manaslu.

Day 09: Sama Gompa.

A rest day for acclimatization by visiting Lake above, monastery and Tibetan Tibetan community at this village.

Day 10: Trek to Samdo 3700m. 5 hours.

The trail descends to Budhi Gandaki river and further steep climb to get Samdo passing several Mani walls and little settlement.

Day 11: Trek to Dharma Shala 4470m. 4 hours.

The ascends further to Larkya La with an only one last shelter before the following interesting gorge.

Day 12: Trek to Bimthang 3690m. crossing Larkya La pass 5200m. 8 hours.

The trail ascends steeply to the pass 5,135m then descends to Bumthang in the between high mountains.

Day 13: Trek to Tilche 2300m. 8 hours.

The trail descends to Go through the forest of Pine and Rhododendron then enter into the Marsyangdi valley to reach further down to Tilche village.

Day 14: Trek to Syange1130m. 6 hours.

The trail follows the Marshyangdi river descending through some of impressive landscape and villages.

Day 15: Drive to Kathmandu via Besi Sahar 8 hours.

A short drive by jeep to Besisahar then catch a local bus to Kathmandu.

Day 16: Departure.

Transfer to the airport and fly back home with great experience of the trip.

Cost Details

  • Arrival/departure transfers.
  • 3 night 2-3 star category hotels with breakfast in Kathmandu.
  • Sightseeing tours by private vehicle with a tour guide, entrance fees.
  • Trekking permit fee, wholesome hygienic and fresh meals, drinks, kitchen, and camping equipment, fresh and can fruit, dessert, chocolate bars, guide, sherpa, cook, helpers, necessary porters, conservation/entrance permit, insurance and other facilities for the staffs.
  • emergency rescue arrangements, medical kit bag.
  • All necessary paper works and all government and local taxes where applicable.
  • Emergency rescue arrangements, medical kit bag.
  • All necessary paper works and all government and local taxes where applicable.
  • Welcome or farewell dinner.
  • International airfare and Nepal visa fee.
  • Lunch/dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Emergency rescue and medical expenses.
  • Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills personal porters.
  • Tips for the trekking crew.
  • Other optional trips/activities and sightseeing if required.



Departure Dates

No fixed departures.

Trip Review

Judith Avery

We traveled through Manaslu with a guide, cook and porters organized with Holiday Mountain Treks. Our interest was to trek in the non touristic area and choosedclimb two peaks in the Rolwaling but had some problems with the weather on one peak and acclimatization on the other. We were quite happy and could not expect more with Holiday Mountain Treks, they organized the trip well and their price was great. Our guide was energetic and good with the group. The food was great. The cook made the best food with different test everyday. As well our porters were extremely hardworking and always cheerful. We will come back to climb again some mountains in this beautiful country and will definitely use the Holiday Mountain Treks. We will also highly recommend this agency to all our friends in Europe.

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