Manaslu Base Camp Trekking is one of the rewarding adventures on the foothills of world eighth highest mountain supplying an excellent walking through authentic remote villages learning the typical lifestyle of the people and observing the stunning view of Mt. Manaslu (8163m) and several other snow-capped peaks.
Manaslu Trekking Route is no wonder, one of the best trekking trails of Nepal and well-liked by travelers since it was opened for exploration in 1992. With the development of the roadways on the both end of trekking trails, Manaslu trek became one of the popular restricted area trekking routes of Nepal and attracts thousands of travelers every year to witness the grandeur of nature and mountains and people and culture.
Trekking to Manaslu Base Camp and Larkya La Pass starts with scenic countryside drive from Kathmandu to Arughat Bazaar and ascends the Budi Gandaki valley through lush vegetation, mix forest, and terrace fields encountering small villages of Magar and Gurung tribes. We dip into the natural hot-spring at “Tatopani” before we enter the restricted area of Manaslu region at Jagat.We cross many suspension bridges and walk through varied landscapes and local villages visiting old ancient Buddhist monasteries.
On reaching Sama Gaon, we make a day trip to Manaslu Base Camp to experience the little thrill of high altitude and also acclimatize ourselves for the adventurous Larkya La Pass ahead of us. The view of the mountains will be all along with us until the Larkya Pass and slowly starts to fade as we descend towards Bhimtang and Dharapani to meet the trails of popular Annapurna Circuit Trails. From Dharapani, we take a local jeep drive to Bhulbhule for overnight and drive to Kathmandu on next day saying goodbye to the Himalayas for until next time.
Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel Drive: 30-45 min | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Dinner
Day 2Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and Preparation Day for Trekking Drive: 3-4 hrs | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Breakfast
Day 3Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat (600m / 1995 ft) Drive: 6-7 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 4Trek from Arughat to Lapubesi (884m / 2900 ft) Walk: 5.5 - 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 5Trek from Lapubesi to Doban (1070m / 3510 ft) Walk: 5.5 - 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 6Trek from Dobhan to Philim (1570m / 5151 ft) Walk: 5.5 - 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 7Trek from Philim to Ghap (2400m / 7874 ft) Walk: 6 – 6.5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 8Trek from Ghap to Lho Gaon (3180m / 10433 ft) Walk: 5.5 – 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 9Trek from Lho Gaon to Sama Gaon (3530m / 11581 ft) Walk: 4 – 4.5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 10Day visit to Manaslu Base Camp (4400m / 14436 ft) and return to Sama Gaon Walk: 5.5 –6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 11Trek from Sama Gaon to Samdo (3875m / 12713 ft) Walk: 5 – 5.5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 12Trek from Samdo to Dharmasala (4460m / 14633 ft) Walk: 4 – 4.5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 13Cross Larkya la pass (5160m / 16929 ft) and descend to Bhimtang (3590m / 11778 ft) Walk: 8 – 9 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 14Trek from Bhimtang to Dharapani (1963m / 6440 ft) Walk: 7 – 8 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 15Drive from Dharapani to Bhulbhule (840m / 2756 ft) Drive: 2 – 3 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L,
Day 16Drive from Bhulbhule to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel Drive: 7-8 hrs | Accommodation: Hotel | Included: Breakfast and Dinner
Day 17Final Departure | Rest Day at Kathmandu Valley | Other Travel Plan
It was really a wonderful journey into the beautiful remote nature and people. We are very glad to say that we really felt the touch of world class adventure and service and thanks to Om (guide) and Shyam (porter) for this trip successful. While the trekking got into little tense when we felt some symptoms of mountain sickness but Om was there to assist and make things easier which he did indeed by supplying garlic soup, hot drinks and medicines he had got. And there is good communication to Kathmandu Office about the situation. After a day rest, it was all OKAY and we successfully complete the trip. Special Thanks to Milan and Om for making this trip enjoyable and memorable.
Jason Beckers, Belgium
Your safety is our top concern while organizing outdoor and adventure plans. Our leaders and crew members are experienced professionals who will make sure that trip is safely coursed. We truly understand the essentiality of information flow and risk management to provide the best experience. Our trekking arrangement includes the proper clothing, supplies of equipment and gears, high altitude prevention measures and remedies to provide the carefree adventure in the Himalayas.
Room to Customize
Standard itinerary and route plans are typically designed considering the average level of fitness of travelers and level of altitude gain on the trek (and multiple other factors) which can be modified as per the interest, time and budget plan of travelers. There is always a room for customization of the given standard itinerary if it does not meet your way of interest and then please pass your opinion. You may want to stay in Kathmandu by yourself or maybe do sightseeing around by yourself; we will give you more information to do it by yourself if you ask us.
We always like to hear what you have to say. We are always happy to assist your valuable travel holidays in your manner with the best information that suits your way of traveling. It is your travel plan; you can choose what you want to do, of course with a lot of information first. Feel free to submit and share your travel ideas and we shall get back to you with more thoughts in no time.
We, ourselves feel that the group size of maximum 12 pax is an ideal size to run the trip. However, we have also arranged the plan for large students groups, employee groups and able to organize such trip for groups upon request. All of our trekking plans are accompanied by specialized local leaders, guides, porters and assistant guides (as required) who will always ensure your safety and comfort at every part of the journey.