Manaslu Trek 18 Days

Manaslu trek is regarded as a challenging outdoor trail full of absolute wilderness located the northen part of Gorkha District, forty miles east of Annapurna, Manaslu (also called Kutang), the eighth highest mountain in the world, dominates the Gurkha massif.  The name Manaslu is derived from the Sanskrit word Manasa meaning "Mountain of the Spirit".Manaslu is the Name of Mountain 8163 Meters Hight. The crossing of Larkya La pass (5213m) will afford us breath taking views of Manaslu ranges including Samdo (Pang phuchuli), Nagdi chuli, Simnang Himal, Manaslu glacier and Manaslu ice fall among others. The unique and peculiar culture, custom and lifestyle of local people, who closely resembles their neighbor Tibetans, will offer you a brilliant occasion to learn and expand your worldly horizon.Holiday Treks & Expedotion have been organizing trekking since 2005 and operates terkking adventures in all opened trekking regions of Nepal. Our staffs include highly experience and professional trekking guides, high-altitude climbers and assistants.

Trip Highlights

  • See the highest peak in the world.
  • Magnificent panoramas of mountains
  • Sherpa culture and hospitality.
  • Lush forests of birch and pine
  • Many trekking peaks to climb
  • Connecting treks to remote areas

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat Bazaar (570m.) takes about seven hours by Jeep. Overnight in lodge . 
  • Day 02: Arughat Bazaar to Soti Khola (530m.) takes about six hours. Overnight in lodge.
  • Day 03: Soti Khola to Machha Khola (890m.) takes about six hours. overnight in lodge.
  • Day 04:Machha Khola to Jagat (1350m.) takes about six hours. Overnight in lodge.
  • Day 05:Jagat to Philim (1700m.) takes about three hours.Overnight in lodge.
  • Day 06: Philim to Deng (2095m.)  Takes about six hours.Overnight in lodge.
  • Day 07: Deng to Namrung (2900m.) takes about five hours. Overnight in lodge.
  • Day 08: Namrung to Lhogaon (3100m.) takes about four hours.Overnight in lodge.
  • Day 09: Lhogaon to Samagaon (3390m.) takes about four hours. Overnight in lodge.
  • Day 10: Rest at Samagaon for acclimatization. Overnight in lodge.
  • Day 11: Samagaon to Samdo (3690m.) takes about four hours.Overnight in lodge.
  • Day 12: Samdo to Larkya La Phedi (4460m.) takes about three hours.Overnight in lodge.
  • Day 13: Larkya La Phedi to Larkya La (Pass) (5135m.) to Bimthang (3590 m.)  Takes about seven hours. Overnight in lodge.
  • Day 14: Bimthang to Dharapani (1860m.) takes about four hours. Overnight in lodge.
  • Day 15:  Dharapani to Jagat (1800m) takes about six hours.  Overnight in lodge.
  • Day 16: Jagat to Nagdi (850m.) takes about four hours.Overnight in lodge.
  • Day 17: Nagdi to Besishahar (823m.) takes about four hours. Overnight in lodge.
  • Day 18:  Besisahar to Kathmandu takes about seven hours.
Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat Bazaar (570m.) takes about seven hours.
Drive along the Kathmandu to Malakhu  then drive towards Kalupandey Rajmarga 19Km . Lunch in Dhading Besi, District Headquater of Dhading District.After Lunch drive towards Arughat Bazar 40 KM from Dhading District Headquater, gravell road.Passing Green Forest ,mountain view and local village makes journey easy. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 02: Arughat Bazaar to Soti Khola (530m.) takes about six hours.Mountain trail, flat field along the bank of Budhi Gandaki River through mostly terraces, numerous villages, green hills,  pretty waterfalls and forest. To reach Soti Khola, the trail fluctuates uphill and downhill through forest of Sal, Chilaune and other local vegetation. Soti Khola is a village at the bank of Budhi Gandaki.Overnight in lodge. 

Day 03: Soti Khola to Machha Khola (890m.) takes about six hours.
The zigzag path passes through forest, villages, streams, pretty waterfalls and green valley until you reach Lapu Besi. This is a village mainly covered by local inhabitants who closely resembles Tibetan. Now you again traverse the zigzag path to reach Machha Khola. There is a small market with a few shops and lodges. Stay overnight in lodge/camp.

Day 04:  Machha Khola to Jagat (1350m.) takes about six hours.cross the Machha Khola (Fish Stream) and head upstream to the tiny village of Khola Bensi and the hot springs at Tatopani. The trail is quite exposed and challenging in places. After a short section of forest path you reach the single teahouse at Doban. At Lauri, you cross the river on a suspension bridge, and then climb on a high path to the fields of Jagat, where you camp. Stay overnight in lodge/camp.

Day 05: Jagat to Philim (1700m.) takes about three hours.The early part of trek moves gently uphill and then follows a flat leveled path. You cross a suspension bridge over Budhi Gandaki before you enter Philim. Philim is a big village mainly inhabited by the Gurungs. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 06: Philim to Deng (2095m.) takes about six hours.Trek over a flat leveled path mostly through forest of pine, rhododendron and others. While walking, you cross a few bridges and can see villages at a far distance. From Deng, you can enjoy a pretty waterfall lying at some distance. Deng is famous for its potatoes, buck wheat, barley, wheat, cabbage, spinach as people are mostly involved in agriculture in this area. Stay overnight in lodge/camp.

Day 07:  Deng to Namrung (2900m.) takes about five hours.Trek almost a flat leveled path and then the trail moves uphill all the way to Namrung through forest. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 08:  Namrung to Lhogaon (3100m.) takes about four hours.Over a winding path moves through the inner Himalayan range. On the way, you can enjoy mountain views of Rupinala pass, Mt. Manaslu, Gorkha Himal, Dwijen Himal, Saula Himal, Lajing peak, and many other snow capped mountains and peaks. As you go up the vegetation decreases. You come across Mani walls, chortens, prayer flags and monasteries. You can catch panoramic views of Mt. Manaslu, Gorkha Himal, Dwijen Himal, Saula Himal, Lajing peak and others from Lho Gaon. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 09:  Lhogaon to Samagaon (3390m.) takes about four hours.
Follow the right bank of the river, with views of Peak 29 ahead. As you continue on the main trail you soon reach the fields of Sama Gaon, 3500m. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 10: Rest at Samagaon for acclimatization.
You can hike to Manaslu Base Camp for excellent views of Samdo (Pang phuchuli) Nagdi chuli, Simnang Himal, Manaslu glacier, Manaslu ice fall and you can see Birendra Kunda is an ice lake nearby the Manaslu Base Camp. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 11: Samagaon to Samdo (3690m.) takes about four hours.
You trek gently uphill all the way to Samdo through a desert path and windy valley. The Tibetan border is just four kilometers away from Samdo. This is an excellent view point for Mt. Manaslu, Samdo (Pang phuchuli), Nagdi Chuli, Simnang Himal, Manaslu glacier, Manaslu ice fall and several other majestic peaks. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 12: Samdo to Larkya La Phedi (4460m.) takes about three hours.
The trail is rocky and zigzags all the way to your destination. Before you reach Larkya La Phedi, there is a market called Larkya Bazaar (market) where seasonal fairs are held for the local folks. You will also find a Dharmashala at Larkya La Phedi. Overnight in lodge.

Day 13: Larkya La Phedi to Larkya La (Pass) (5135m.) to Bimthang (3590 m.) takes about seven hours.
Steep ascent until Larkya La through a rocky and windy path. From here, you can enjoy the views of Larkya peak, Mt. Manaslu, Ratna Chuli, Cheo Himal and many other snow capped mountains and peaks. Crossing this pass, you follow a steep downhill path through rock and ice. On the way, you will encounter many icy lakes. Bimthang is a broad and level ablation valley with a number of Mani walls and deserted houses. Overnight in lodge.

Day 14: Bimthang to Dharapani (1860m.) takes about seven hours.
Crossing this high pasture you descend the valley of the Burdin Khola to the area of the Base Camp for the West side of Manaslu. From a ridge at 4150 meters, you have excellent views of Manaslu to the South East and Annapurna II to the South West. Beyond a bridge over the headwaters of the Dudh Khola, you descend into a rhododendron forest and follow a trail through a narrow valley until you reach the highest cultivated land in this valley at Karche, 2785 meters. Walking down you cross a stream to reach Tilje. Leaving Tilje, you trek uphill for nearly 45 minutes and reach Dharapani crossing a bridge over the Marshyangdi River. Overnight in lodge.

Day 15: Dharapani to Jagat (1800m) takes about six hours.
All the way over a descended path along the bank of Dudh Khola (river) and Marshyangdi River. On the way, you walk through pleasant villages such as Taal is an attractive village with a pretty waterfall and you can enjoy the sight of lush green hills. Eventually, you come across Jagat, a stone village situated on a shelf, that juts into the precipitous Marshyangdi valley. Overnight in lodge.

Day 16: Jagat to Nagdi (850m.) takes about four hours.
Steep trail descends from Jagat through Marshyangdi valley. Cross Marshyangdi River at Syange and walk through Ghermu Path (Ghermu field). This part of the trek is pleasant through a flat leveled path with views of green valleys and villages at some distance. Past this Ghermu field and a village, your trail goes uphill for nearly half an hour to reach Bahundanda. At this point, you descend all the way to Nagdi. Overnight in lodge.

Day 17: Nagdi to Besisahar (823m.) takes about four hours.
Trek over a flat leveled path all the way to Besisahar through villages such as Bhulbhule, Khudi and others. Your route cuts across terraces, ridges and sometimes you cross small streams. Beshisahar is the district headquarters of Lamjung district Overnight in lodge.

Day 18: Drive from Besisahar to Kathmandu takes about seven hours.
It is a picturesque drive on the way back to Kathmandu along the banks of the Marshyangdi and Trishuli rivers with splendid views of green hills, mountains, farming terraces and colorful villages on both sides of road.


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Grade: Moderate
Trip Duration: 18
Max. Altitude 4460m
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