12 Days Manaslu Trekking

Trip Information
  • Duration12 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Altitude 5106m/16,924ft
  • Trip Type Trekking
  • Best Time Mar-May and Sep-Nov

12 days Manaslu Trekking is one of the spectacular trekking itineraries for trekking in Manaslu region of Nepal. Less beaten and less crowded has been the buzzword to the modern trekkers and the same flavor is experienced during this trip.

12 days Manaslu Trekking is a restricted and remote area trekking in Nepal. It takes us to one of the most remote areas of Nepal where we experience an undiluted form of culture and tradition. These communities largely follow the tradition and culture of Tibet since this trekking trail is located at the frontier of Nepal and Tibet. In fact, their day to day life activities including trade is much connected Tibet side than Nepal.  This trek not only is taking us to experience Nepal’s natural and cultural insights but also Tibetan lifestyle, culture, and plateaus along with snow-fed peaks.

Before we begin 12 days Manaslu Trekking, we spend a whole day to explore Kathmandu valley. This exploration takes us to UNESCO World Heritage sites in the valley. Then, we set our trip to Manaslu.

We begin this trip with a long drive from Kathmandu to Arughat or Sotikhola. This drive lasts for 8-9 hours via country road. Along the drive, we experience country life. Now, we begin our trekking from Sotikhola. The trail via lush forest gradually takes us to a higher elevation.

We frequently encounter with winding streams, suspension bridges, deep gorges, terraced fields, prayer flags, stone inscriptions in Tibetan language and holy monasteries and caves. Most significantly, we explore several holy caves and monasteries having sufficient acclimatization.

The more we travel far and wide, the more we feel wilderness and serenity. The virgin and unbeaten trails, picturesque settlements of ethnic groups and their traditions untouched by modernity will certainly astonish the trekkers.

Mt. Manaslu, one of the eighth highest mountains in the world begin to loom just in front of and you and we cannot believe our eyes to witness them. Other minor peaks, moreover, makes Mt. Manaslu more proud.

Larkya La Pass 5106m. one of the highest passes in the world is the highest elevation in this trek. This pass is also a popular vantage point to witness breathtaking mountain peak in Manaslu region in Nepal. This pass is adventurous and challenging too.

We then, gradually, descend via deep woods still viewing snow-fed mountains and rural lifestyle. Finally, we arrive at Beshisahar then we drive back to Kathmandu.

In this trip, the accommodation will be very normal and food will be offered according to the items mentioned in the menu. The high level of stamina of working in the mountain is required to do this 12 days Manaslu Circuit Trekking.


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Sotikhola is located on west-north from Kathmandu. You will be enjoying countryside Nepal in this ride of around seven to eight hours. Following green vegetation and Drive along Budi Gandaki river we head ahead which will bring us at Kyoropani. The trail to Kyoropani is a bit uphill. From here we will follow the downhill course to reach SotiKhola (River).Overnight in SotiKhola

    This is the first day trekking of our Manaslu Circuit Trek. We start our walk after breakfast. Today, we follow the mountain road all way to Machhakhola. Budi Gandaki River is on the right. We arrive at Lapubesi. We continue our walk and take us to Nauli Khola. We cross suspension bridge and get to Khanibesi. Our further walk finally takes us at MachhaKhola. Overnight at MachhaKhola..Overnight at MachhaKhola

      Crossing MachhaKhola and following the country road trail, we arrive at KhorlaBesi.  We see hot water taps where you can take a dip and feel the warmth of the water. We will pass through the forest and get in Doban. Till Doban, we follow the narrow country road. Now, Yarubagar is our next destination. After crossing the suspension bridge on the rocky mountain, we arrive at Jagat. We get our special area permit checked at Jagat. Overnight in Jagat.

        As usual, our trail begins after breakfast and we get in Rana village. Mani stones come in notice here. Buddhist prayers are etched in the rock which is known as mani stones or rock. People here follow Tibetan Buddhism and the area has the influence of this religion because the site shares a border with Tibet. After some time of walk, we arrive at Deng. Overnight at Deng.

          First of all, we ascend to be at Bihi. Crossing Ghap we arrive at Namrung. It is a religious village where you breathe Buddhism in its air. The view of Mount Manaslu, Himachali and Ganesh Himal is fascinating from here. Overnight at Namrung

            Viewing Siring and Ganesh Himal, we slowly leave Namrung village. We also celebrate the view of Mt. Himalchuli in the south. Now, we encounter with a steep ascend and trek through forest. After some time, we get to Lihi village which is famous for chortens and terraced barley fields. We still have to pass through different settlements such as Sho, Lho and Shyala villages before reaching Sama Village. During our trek through different villages, we enjoy peak 29, Manaslu and some giant glaciers and the view ends with Ganesh Himal. Finally, we get to Samagaun.Overnight in Samagaun.Today’s walk is pleasing as you will get a beautiful view of a few snow-capped peaks. Samagaun is popular for a mesmerizing view of mountains and incredible nature. Overnight at Samagaun.

              This is a spare day for acclimatization and exploration. Today, we explore age-old tradition and culture. Further, we enjoy many, inscriptions, and so on. We go to visit a holy monastery named Pungyen Gompa which is located at the end of Sama village. This monastery also offers us magnificent views of snow-fed mountains and glaciers. We will be exploring the local area including Manaslu Base Camp. It is a point where you get a beautiful view of mountains including Mount Manaslu. We again get back to Samagaun to spend the night.

                Samdo is not that far away from SamaGaun. There is a beautiful forest here which borders Tibet. It is a picturesque site that will keep you busy with your camera.

                Overnight at Samdo

                  Following the uphill trail and BudhiGandaki stream. It is the last village where we reach in Manaslu Base Camp Trekking. We now proceed towards Larkya Bazaar followed by Dharmasala which is at an altitude of 4,450m. Overnight at Dharamsala.

                    As we come up to Dharamsala we get a splendid view of Larkya Peak. The trail is steep but rewarding too. The picturesque view of Annapurna II, Cheo Himal, Himlung Himal from Larkya La Pass 5106 m will remain in your heart forever.

                    From here we head towards Tanbuche followed by Bhimtang. We come across snow and moraines to be at Tanbuche. Bhimtang appears like the abandoned village where you see lots of Buddhist prayer rocks.

                    Overnight at Bhimtang

                      Bimthang is a beautiful village and also a popular vantage point from where we can celebrate splendid views of Mt. Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, Himlung Himal and Cheo Himal. Our further descend today takes us to Dudh Khola. Now, we walk through rhododendron and oak forest. Then, we arrive at Karche, a cultivated valley. After we pass the ridge, we arrive at the village of Gho. Our further attempt finally takes us to Dharapani. Overnight at Dharapani.

                        We will catch a local jeep to Besisahar and bus from Besisahar to get in Kathmandu. Or optionally, you can catch a bus to Pokhara.  Here in the capital, you get ample time to roam around especially, on the streets of Thamel. If interested, you can purchase gifts to your friend and family. We will offer you farewell dinner tonight. Overnight Hotel in Kathmandu.

                          Cost Details

                          Cost Includes
                          • Airport pick up and drop in a private vehicle.
                          • Teahouse accommodation during the trek.
                          • English speaking Government License holder Trekking Guide.
                          • Manaslu special trekking permit.
                          • Trekking Permit, TIMS, and conservation Area Permit fee.
                          • All necessary paper works, and Manaslu Special Trekking Permit 
                          • Trekking Porters (2 clients = 1 Porter).
                          • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner with Breakfast hot drinks during treks.
                          • First Aid Kit and Trekking Duffel Bag for Porters.
                          • All necessary land transport by Local jeep or Bus vehicles.
                          • Nepali staff salary, food, accommodation, Insurance and equipment charge.
                          • Sleeping Bags  (to be returned after trek).
                          • Government Taxes.
                          • Farewell dinner.
                          Cost Excludes
                          • International airfare and Nepal Visa Fee.
                          • Personal expenses: (Laundry, phone calls, dry foods, cold drinks, bar bills).
                          • Temple/Monastery entrance fees.
                          • Travel Insurance and rescue flights.
                          • Late arrival and late departure extra night.
                          • Tips to guide and porter.
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