Manaslu trek

Manaslu trek

Manaslu trek a wild and unique trek adventure trail located in the north of Gorkha has a splendid nature, magnificent view and rich in Tibetan culture. The 17-18 Days hike is strongly established itself as an alternative of Annapurna circuit trek because of real trek experience and less noisy. We have presented here a standard itinerary if you likecustomize tripplease let us know

The wild Manaslu trek is now best trek route of Nepal. Trekkers has considered the manaslu circuit trek as a alternatives of Annapurna circuit route. Annapurna circuit get’s more tourist so the trekkers who would like to walk on peace go to Manaslu trekking. The trek named from the killer mountain Manaslu 8,153 meter which is at the border of Manag and Gorkha District. According to different stats, less than two percent of trekkers go to Manaslu. That means it is less crowded area of Nepal


This Mountain range is totally located in the middle-north-west of Kathmandu and located in to the border between Gorkha and Manag. Local call it wall of snow and ice hanging in the sky, so it is like a wall of mountains. This gigantic wall of snow torches the sky. The range is west-central part of Nepal of the Nepalese Himalaya.


Mt. Manaslu seen from samagaun
Mt.Manaslu 8,153 Meter seen from Samagaun 3500 Meter, You can see bottom to top of the Mt.Manaslu

Manaslu hiking can be done around 17 days onwards you can extended your trek as you want, you can even continue to Annapurna circuit from here. Before you start your trek take a look manaslu trekking map where you can see the camp, trekking trail and distance that gives you some idea. Arguably manaslu trek difficulty is physically quite demanding, culturally enriching and scenically splendid route. You start manaslu round trek from Arughat and then finish at Besisahar. Generally for acclimatization, you can go to Manaslu Base camp or phungen gompa. Our manaslu larke pass trekking is specially designed for the trekkers who seeks something challenge, and we can also customize your manaslu circuit itinerary as per your needs. As a matter of cost manaslu trek cost or manaslu circuit trek cost is quite costly than other trek of Nepal.

Birendra lake samagaun
A stunning view of Birendra lake and Samagun seen from the way to Manaslu Base camp, trekkers can hike up to 5200 Meter on rest day
The circuit allows you to enjoy the lowlands with their terraces of rice and millet, through the mighty and narrow gorges Budi Gandaki river. You can enjoy the lowlands as it goes higher, the vivid landscape you would feel a Nepalese lifestyle over here. As the altitude get’s higher you can see the Tibetan cultures and Tibetan types of people in Nubri valley. From Namrung the valley becomes wider, as you can see pine, coniferous tree and mountain trees this side. People of nubri valley produced buckwheat, barley, potato, beans by farming. Samagaun is a place where you stay rest and do hiking for acclimatization. The view of Himalaya from here is just stunning, as you can see Mt. Manaslu, Cheo Himal, Himlung Himal, Nemjung, Gyaji Kang and Kang Guru, casts down a stream of glaciers. Dhramasala is last camp before Larke la pass 5310 meter.

shyala manaslu view
A View from Shyala before Samagaun, You can see the buddhist chorten , Ngadi Chuli and Mt Manaslu, This is best view point of Manaslu Range
Trekkers can trek the Manaslu Circuit trek from March to June, and September to November which is best in terms of weather and view. Trekkers cannot do trek here individually because of government restriction, you need to be at least two people to get the permits. There are two National conservation permit which you need to get to do trek here. There is a Tsum valley if you want to extend your trek more or if you would like to see more cultures and traditions. If you do both Tsum Valley trek and Manaslu trek the hikes takes around 24-27 Days too.

Manaslu range
Mt.Manaslu Range from the top of Samdo Ri Peak, we bring you to the peak for better acclimatization for Larke la pass, In the same time you would have such a view
Nepal Trek hub Pvt.Ltd. offers you a well organized Manslu trek which might be your unforgettable journey of your lifetime. We would make a perfect trip for you with discussion of you and understanding of your needs. Our professional teams help you to achieve this unique experience of Manaslu circuit trek. Let’s us know all you want to do in Nepal so we can help you in right way.

Manaslu trek permit

S.NAreaGovernment permit charge
1Gorkha Manaslu Area
Chumnubri Rural Municipality
(All areas of ward nos. 1,2,3 and 4)
September – November
USD 100 per person / week
USD 15 per person / day (beyond 1 week)

December – August
USD 75 per person / week
USD 10 per person / day (beyond 1 week)
2Manaslu conservation Area Project permitThis is Manaslu conservation cost 30$
2Annapurna conservation Area Project permit
As you arrive to Manag, which is part of Annapurna
Annapurna conservation project permit 30$

Manaslu trek highlights

  • Manaslu trek duration:This is 14 Days trek duration plus 4 days so it is 18 Days total journey, upon your arrival and to departure to your country, 3 nights hotel in Kathmandu. So this is 14 days trek and 3 Nights/4 days in the kathmandu city
  • Manaslu trek 14 days is for the trekkers who wish to explore the one of the beautiful trek valley of Nepal in norther Gorkha district. This is a quite Challenging trek, where you have to walk 6-7 hours accent, and the walk until 5310 Meter. This allows you to explore the all the things around the Manaslu valley. You can see the local Tibetan people and their culture and vivid range of Nature beauty as well as very diversified landscape.
    Below here, we have kept Manaslu trek 14 days itinerary, this can be modify as per your time and interest. This is the minimum time frame itinerary, if you want to make it longer you can either go to Manaslu Tsum valley. Another options is you can start Annapurna circuit when you arrive to Dharapani. If you want to reduce the trek days, this is what we don’t recommend. you can reduce but, Reducing the trek maximize the chance of Altitude Mountain Sickness. If you have short time go for Another trek. Mention your time on this form so we can give you more options. go to

  • Everest base camp trek Max. Altitude: larke la pass 5310 Meter
  • Trek Grade: Challenging
  • Best time to Manaslu trek Certainly October and November month are the best season to trek here in Manaslu. but this is not always possible for all trekkers. Managing your time there are another months as well which is also beautiful to trek here. It is always good to know in which moth the weather becomes what. Here is the short information of best time to Manaslu trekking
  • September 15 to December 15 This is a first best trekking season in Nepal. Weather is very pleasant and environment is green, temperature is sunny not too hot, not too cold. The mountain are very visible because on this time there is not so fogs, with long range you can see very far because that time visibility are very good. This is a main tourist season in Nepal, Adventure tourism such as trek and mountaineering main season. But due to weather is always unpredictable because of the Global warming. Sometimes whole December can be very sunny, sometimes from the mid of November cloudy


    March, April, May This is second best time of year to to trek. This time weather changes from cold to hot. Down in the valley it is quite hot and humid. Generally this time the weather is also very good. But due to summer days, the weather in down in the valley is really hot. In a mountain region the Flowers like rhododendron, magnolia flowers blossom.


    June, July, August and September 15 This is a monsoon season in Nepal. Monsoon basically starts from mid of the June till September it stays. We recommend you to not to do trek this time, if you wish you can do but you are responsible yourself on your travels matter. You can not see the good view and also there will be problem of leeches and floods


    January and December: This is a winter and snowy season in Nepal. High Himalaya get’s snow so the weather might be cloudy so you need to bear all the risk of snowfall and bad weather. Sometimes avalanches also comes. We advise you to do your plan for not this season


  • Manaslu trek fixed departure: Nepal Trek Hub can offer you This trek any time of the year. You should manage your time in your appropriate time. But Keep things on your mind that you have to be at least 2 people to go to Manaslu We can not give you guarantee that we always find people, but we try. If you are 2 person we easily can make your own plan on your dates and wish. we can specially tailor your holiday to make it lifetime memorable.
  • Manaslu trek gear list/ Equipment: Nepal Trek Hub Pvt.Ltd gives you list of gear for Manaslu trek on the time of booking. You can prepare yourself like this. If you can not complete gear/equipment or could not manage due to time we are here to help you. You can get gear in Kathmandu, buy or rental both are possible
  • Rucksack/Duffel bag: To put and carry your daily luggage while you are on trek, you should bring a rucksack or duffel bag with you. This will carried by your porter during the trek. Please bring the rain cover to protect rain or dust. Usually porter don’t have protection cover for bag
  • Transportation: Kathmandu to Arughat there is local bus regularly but this will be nightmare experience for the tourist. Often this buses are always packed and they often stop for the passenger comes in goes out. As a road construction is going on you might get a lot of dust which can makes you sick. As a result you can not complete tour. We recommend you to take the Tourist Jeep, Even it is quite expensive this is very beneficial for you We try to find the people if not that is ok. This is not so expensive like your trip

Manaslu trek preparation

This is a quite challenging trek, you need to do some planning before you come to trek. There are so many things which can be very important for the successful of trip. There are some certain thing you need to to brainstorm, what do should you need to prepare? What information should you need to obtain? We hope this page will help you to get all the answer. if not please give us a

Step-1: Determine how many days will you do trek?

At the the first stage of your Manaslu trek preparation, you need to calculate your time frame, how many days trek you can do as per your time frame? how many days in Kathmandu. You need to spent at least one day in Kathmandu before you start your trek because of Permit work. The immigration office only issue the permit after validation and seeing your original passport. One day it takes generally or even during the day you can start and stay at Arughat by Jeep


Step-2: Know more about Manaslu Trek

It is always very good to get the pre-information as much as you can before your trek, Nepal Trek Hub presented some information which might be very important for you.

  • Trek Grade: This is quite challenging type of trek, you need to know more about your trek grade, get some information regarding
  • AMS: Altitude Mountain Sickness is always concern who do the trek in mountain. This can be very dangerous if people doesn’t care. There are two types of AMS. Ultimately they impacts very badly on human body. Before it get’s worst you need to be careful. Get More Information About altitude mountain sickness, This Trek has a a lot of chances of Altitude mountain sickness. Read about the for more information and be prepare for your trip
  • Nepal Visa: Most of us have a question to get the Nepal visa. It is very simple to get visa. If your city does have a Nepal embassy would be very easier for you. if not you can get here in Nepal as well. If you need more information regarding Nepal Visa Please go through Nepal Immigration official website Nepal Immigration or you can also go through our website
  • Gear list This trek requires a good gear list, You need to bring gear to do trek with very easily. The gears plays a very vital role for successful of your trek. Please try to get all gear from your country which makes you easier. insufficient gear you may also find in Kathmandu as well. If you are willing to hire a sleeping bag or other stuff, you can hire in Kathmandu, We will help you to hire the stuff without deposit in shop. Get some information to prepare yourself

Manaslu trek map

There are so many type of maps in market of Manaslu Trek. These map are published by different publisher of Nepal. The map is may different as per publisher, Some Manaslu trek map have many information while other may have less. You can get map in online shopping platform as well. If you want to buy the map in Kathmandu there are Himalayan Map, Nepal map house. If you want to get the big scale with details map which cost is more than normal map. You can choose as per your wish but make sure that the proper information you seek are in the map, Such as distance in KM, Time in Hours. We advice you to take the float-able map which can go anywhere in the bag or even in pocket. You can get Manaslu trek map free from us if you book the trip with us. When you arrive in Kathmandu, we give this map on your trek preparation day.

  • Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu 1350m/4428ft.

    On arrival at Tribhuvan International airport, you’ll be pick up me or my colleagues. We go to the hotel together then talk about trekking and preparation for the trekking, such as a buying and renting the stuff for trekking

  • Day 02:Sightseeing day at Kathmandu

    Kathmandu Elevation: 1350 MeterPhakding Elevation :2,610 Meter
    Elevation gain: 1300 meters ApproxMode of Travel:By Flight/and trek
    Trail Accent/decent Accent/ decent bothTime 5-6 Hours

    we do sightseeing in Kathmandu. There is a place like Pashupatinath where you can see Hindu culture. Another spot is Kathmandu durbar square, where you can see the history of Nepal. Boudhanath and Swaymbhunath is Buddhist pilgrimage site. we do sightseeing there as well. all this mentioned place are UNESCO World Heritage sites.
    At the same time today your permits for the trekking would be ready for tomorrow. Service Included: Transportation, Guide

  • Day 03:Kathmandu to Arughat 640 M/ 2093 FT, 8 Hours

    Early in the morning today you would be Pick up from the hotel. Together you go to Kathmandu bus park to catch the local bus to Arughat. It takes roughly 8 Hours to reach Arughat. The driving to the Arughat is half blacktop road and half Bumby road. there is enjoyable scenery which you can see while we drive
    Service Included: Transportation, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 04:Arughat to Soti khola 775 M/ 2542 FT. 6 Hours

    Today is the first day of our trek. there is local village which we need to go pass through. local cultures and custom you can see while you are walking towards Sotikhola. the trail is today. you don’t need to climb stairs. most of the time you walk along the road.
    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Accommodation

  • Day 05:Soti Khola to Machha Khola 900 M/ 2952 FT. 6 Hours

    After breakfast, we start our trek. this is also easy day. we can see Gurung inhabitants in Labubensi village. There is beautiful landscape we can see. We will walk through the bank of Budhi Gandaki River today. Machhakhola is a small inhabitans
    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Accommodation

  • Day 06:Machhakhola to Jagat 1340 M/ 4397 FT. 7 Hours

    The narrow trail goes ups and downs and eventually crosses the Tharo Khola and reaching Khorlabesi. After a few more ascends and descends there is Hotspring/Tatopani. From Tatopani we continuously climb the stairs along the bank. Crossing the river two-three times we would reach the Yaruphant. Yaruphant is the flat land. there is Nepal fir’s cantilever bridge. We need to walk further one and half hour to reach the Jagat village. Jagat is the entry point of the Manaslu trek
    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Accommodation

  • Day 07:Jagat to Deng 1804 M/ 5917 FT 7 Hours

    We begin today’s trek by climbing over a rocky ridge to Salleri and then descend to Sirdibas. Now we need to cross the long bridge to reach the Philim. Philim is a large Gurung village. The trail turns north-west towards Ekle Bhatti. The route now enters a steep, uninhabited gorge. At this point, we descend to the grassy land slopes, cross the Budhi Gandaki, then trek along the west bank for a while, then cross to the east bank and then back again. As we continue through the trail the valley widens and we pass through bamboo forests to the Deng Khola. Upon crossing the Khola, we reach the tiny village of Deng.
    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Accommodation

  • Day 08: Deng to Namrung 2630 M/ 8626 FT, 7 Hours

    today leaving the Deng village we cross the Budhi Gandaki and climb to Rana at 1910m. The trail then passes through forests, mani walls and Chorten where we turn towards a corner that contours to Ghap. from Ghap the trails enter to the forest. this is the very nice trail. The trail follows the river upstream through a dense forest. After crossing the river at an impressive spot. we climb slowly accent towards Namrung through the Rhodrodendon and walnut forest.
    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Accommodation

  • Day 09:Namrung Lho village 3300 M/ 10498 FT. 5 Hours

    Namrung village is a good viewpoint for Siring and Ganesh Himal. We climb steadily and pass through forests and reach Lihi village. In Lihi village there are some chortens and barley terraces. The trail drops and crosses the side valley of Simnang Himal. We need to walk furthermore to get Lho village. There is gompa we go to explore gompa in the evening.
    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Accommodation

  • Day 10:Lho village Samagaun 3500 M/ 11483 FT 6 Hours

    Walking from the low we need to climb around 2 Hours to get Shyala village. From Shyala we can see the close view of Manaslu. Form Shyala village we will be surrounded by high mountains like Himal Chuli and Peak 29 (Ngadi Chuli) to the left. From Shayla our trail is very easier. We need to go down slightly. in between trail to Samagaun, there is 1 School. Samagaun is the big Tibetan inhabitants village
    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Accommodation

  • Day 11:Samagaun Exploration day 3500 M/ 11483 FT Whole Day

    We spend our day at Samagaon both for rest and acclimatization. We just do the small hike up to Birendra lake. It is a very nice lake. while we climb we can see the beautiful Samagaun village. there are small monasteries as well. we would also explore this monastery.
    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Accommodation

  • Day 12:Samagaun to Samdo 3860 M/ 12664 FT. 3 Hours

    We slowly descend to the Budhi Gandaki Riverbank, after walking 1 hours we left Manaslu mountain behind us. The Larkya la pass Trail passes several mani walls as the valley begins to widen. We will see some pasture where you can see the yak grazing. Now we can see the forest becomes smaller. We drop off the shelf, cross the Budhi Gandaki on a wooden bridge and climb steeply onto a promontory between two forks of the river. Climbing some more steeps we would reach to Samdo. Overnight in Samdo.
    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Accommodation

  • Day 13:Samdo to Dharmasala 4460 M/ 14632 FT 5 Hours

    Today first we walk for half hour to the Budhi Gandaki river. After crossing the wooden bridge over Budi Gandaki and begin walking upward. Upon crossing two streams and witnessing the Larkya Glacier we go to dharmasala(4450 m). In Dharamsala there are one community lodge we have to spent the night over here.
    Service Included:Transportation, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Accommodation

  • Day 14:Dharmasala Bhimthang 3720 M/ 12204 FT 9 Hours

    We need to climb up from Dharamsala. the trail goes slowly up towards Larke la pass. it takes about 4 hours to get the top. During the trekking, we can see great views of Cho Danda and Larkya Peak. When we are at the pass we would spend few times over there. From the pass, you can see the views of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kangguru and the huge Annapurna II. It is a longer day than usual to Bimtang, but to walk into these low pastures with the evening mist coming in with Mt. Manaslu looming close by is an overwhelming experience
    Service Included:Transportation, Breakfast and Accommodation

  • Day 15:Bhimthang to Dharapani 1860 M/ 6102 FT. 7 Hours

    From Bimthang, we can enjoy great views of Mt. Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, Himlung Himal and Cheo Himal. Then we go descend to Dudh Khola. We walk through oak, rhododendron forest and follow a trail through a narrow valley. We continuously go down to Tilche through the Goa village. Tilche is a big Gurung village. From Tilche to Dharapani it just takes a half hour. Stay overnight at Dharapani
    Service Included:Transportation, Breakfast and Accommodation

  • Day 16:Dharapani Syange 1080 M/ 3542 FT. 7 Hours

    We follow the trail of Annapurna Circuit. There is a road, we need to walk along road mostly. crossing the river several times we will reach Syange. During the descends down we will see a different landscape.
    Service Included:Transportation, Breakfast and Accommodation

  • Day 17:Drive to Kathmandu

    Today we drive from Syange to Kathmandu by public transport or private transport which takes 9 Hours
    Service Included: Breakfast and Accommodation

  • Day 18:Back to your own country

    Service Included:Transportation, Breakfast, Accommodation

Manaslu trek cost includes

  • Airport Pick up and drop service
  • 3 night’s twin sharing on tourist standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Meals on full board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day during the trekking days
  • tea house basis trekking accommodation while on trekking days
  • Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local guide and each 2 guest 1 Porter basis
  • ACCAP Permits
  • MCCAP Permits
  • Manaslu special control region permit
  • First Aid Box
  • TIMS Permit
  • Domestic airport pick up and drop off itinerary
  • Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs

Cost excludes

  • Any meal in Kathmandu
  • Any kinds of battery charges, wifi charge, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
  • Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
  • Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.(tea, coffe, water, beer, alcohol, wine)
  • Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
  • Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
  • Any other things which are not mentioned above

Manaslu trek FAQ

Below we have presence some frequently asked questions of Manaslu trek, This faq might be helpful to answer your some question, If you still have question regarding Manaslu circuit trek, let’s us know by email


Which is the best time to Manaslu trek?p

Without any doubts, September to November are the first best season to trek. The second best season is March – April to trek in Everest. This time you can see the rhododendron flowers in lower land of Himalaya. In this both season the view is spectacular. However you can do also in other time but depends on your luck to see the Himalayas.



how many days is manaslu trek?

Generally it is 18 days plan from arrival to departure, if you are fast walker you can finish it quite earlier, but there is risk of AMS. You can extend your trip as much as you want



How long distance is Manaslu trek?

It is quite longer hike, each day you need to hike around 15KM-20KM so would be around 200 KM more or less.



What kind of accommodation in Manaslu trek?

There are basic tea houses/lodges around the trek route. They provide a basic room for guest. For hot shower, they provide a bucket hot shower to the guest by charging.



Is there wifi on manaslu trek?

There are WIFI in some certain places such as Samagaun, Samdo, lho, Namrung, Deng and some other places. The wifi is quite slower but it is ok to talk with your family and friends



Can I do shower on Manslu Trek?

Yes, You can do hot shower paying for shower, They charge you some money.



Is there enough hotels in Manslu trek?

generally each village there are around 4-5 Tea houses. If there is busy season sometimes there might be a problem. Your guide will manage this things properly



What is the drinking water on Manaslu trek?

Yes, There is a availability of Mineral water, every tea houses. It is always not good to drink the mineral water, first it is quite costly to traveler, secondly it is damaging the Eco-system, the water company using a lot of plastic bottles. In a mountain mineral water bottle are a real threat to the environment. We can use the water purifier or water purification tablet and become a responsible traveler



Transportation to Manaslu trek

You can take the Jeep from kathmandu to Arughat and Dharapani to besisahar, From Besisahar you can use the public bus as well.



What is the maximum elevation of Manaslu trek?

Larke la pass 5310 Meter is the Maximum elevation of the manaslu Trek. this is on the way to bhimthang.



what permit for manaslu trek?

There are 2 National park permit you need to take. Manaslu Conservation Area Project Permit, Annapurna Conservation Area Project permit and Special permit for Manaslu restricted area. Manaslu Restricted area project permit for 1 week is about 70$ per week person.



Can I do trek with child

If the child can walk for 6-7 hours, then you can trek with child too. otherwise you need to extend your trek days



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Manaslu Trek Facts
  • Difficulty:Strenuous
  • Duration:18 Days
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • RegionManaslu Trek
  • MealsB,L,D, A
  • Altitude5310 Meter
  • Group-Size1-18 Person
  • Transportation:Land transfer
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Why you like this?
  • it is quite less crowded Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Circuit. The word is getting out about Manaslu to the world, so there are very less tourist that is why peaceful seeking people may prefer it.

  • You can Explore the Tibetan culture, Tibetan people and Buddhist religion. There are so many monasteries spread out here

  • Mt Mnaslu 8153 Meters mountain and many others tall peak which is very beautiful. there are some peak among them larke peak is very popular. on the bottom of the larke peak we cross the larke pass.

  • Narrow and beautiful diversified Budhigandaki river valley which is full of different type of forest and when we cross Larke la we will enter into the Marshyandri river valley.

  • There you can see a lot of yaks. this yak is free left by local. there is some shelter where in the evening the yaks are collected and the owner milk the yak. the dunk is collect for a fuel.

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