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19-Day Manaslu Trek From Kathmandu
  • Tour Category

    Private Tour

  • Tour Types

    Nature, Trekking, Culture

  • Duration

    19 Days

  • Activity Level


  • Language



Embark on this exceptional trek to Manaslu and Larkey La pass, which follows upstream of the Budi-Gandaki River leading from the sub-tropical forest to the dry arctic zone and high Tibetan climatic zone. Be prepared to get magnificent views of the world's 8th highest Mt. Manaslu at 8,163m, including spectacular views of the other closest peaks that straddle the border with Tibet.

  • Explore traditional villages enriched with the old Buddhism culture of the Manaslu people
  • Walk into the high and picturesque Manaslu valley
  • Admire sceneries on daily walks from low-warm farm areas to high scenic alpine hills
  • Cross high Larke-la pass with fabulous views
  • Come across abundant wildlife species
  • Day 1- Kathmandu Arrival expand_more
    •  Arrive at Kathmandu [1,300m] & transfer to respective hotels.

  • Day 2- Kathmandu vallly sightseeing expand_more
    • Indulge in a heritage tour of Kathmandu, touching upon places like  Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Patan Durbar Square .

  • Day 3- Drive to Soti-khola 860m via Arughat & Gorkha [1,143m] [7 hrs drive] expand_more
    • Take a morning drive to Gorkha ,through foothills of high Himalaya. Pass rural villages and towns, with occasional view of Mt. Ganesh, Manaslu and as far to Annapurna, and continue to Soti Khola.

    • Note as the route diverts from the Pokhara highway from the village of Abu Khaireni,  climbing all the way to Gorkha. (a hill bazaar and the ancestral home of the Shah dynasty which ruled Nepal to this day.)

    • Visit Gorkha, with its ancient architecture leaving you spellbound.

    • From Gorkha, continue driving to the warmer region of Arughat.

    • Follow the Buri Gandkai River upstream on the dirt road to Soti khola, a small farm village for the overnight stop.

    Accommodation: Tea House Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee]

  • Day 4- Trek to Machha-khola [890m] [5 hrs walk] expand_more
    • Walk into the steep valley, which is densely forested through several farm villages tucked in the hillside, reaching the valley.

    • Watch as a large tributary stream enters the Burhi Gandaki River.

    • Descend  to the wide, sandy riverbed which follows a trail meandering below the steep, craggy valley side. 

    • Climb up once again on a track to Machha Khola for the overnight stop outside the village, where you can get a number of teashops.

    Accommodation: Tea House Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee]

  • Day 5- Trek to Jagat [1,350m] [6-7 hrs walk] expand_more
    •  Cross the  Machha Khola (Fish stream) and head upstream to the tiny Kholabensi village with hot springs at Tatopani.

    • Note as the valley sides becomes steeper,  the path then switches to the left bank of the river by way of suspension bridge after a short section of forest path coming to some teahouses at Doban. 

    • Continue the journey another hour to Jagat, a large village after Arughat; the people around here are of mixed tribe of Magar, Chettris, Brahaman, Bhotias (Tibetan looking tribes) and few Newars merchant and shopkeepers.

    • Camp village of Jagat after a good walk of 6-7 hours.

    Accommodation: Tea House Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee]

  • Day 6- Trek to Deng [1,775m] [7-8 hrs walk] expand_more
    • Take a morning walk from Jagat that descends to a portion of stone steps to the river, from here the path leads up a terraced hillside to Saguleri, with distance view of Shringi Himal 7,187m.

    • From this spot, follow the ups and down trail to the bridge over Buri-Gandaki.

    • Cross the bridge from Ghata-khola as the path winds up to Philim village.

    • From here, climb slowly along the hillside through small settlements of Aga, Lokwa to reach  Deng, for overnight stay. 

    Accommodation: Tea House Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee]

  • Day 7- Trek to Ghap [2,156m] via Bih [7 hrs walk] expand_more
    • Make an hour walk from Nyak, crossing the east side of the river.

    •  Follow the path up and down into the sheer cliff walls, after this dramatic portion the path finally improves .

    • After 04 hours of walk brings at Bih, continue the journey for another two hours on the steep sided impressive valley, coming across mani prayer stone and finally at Ghap village for the overnight stop.

    Accommodation: Tea House Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee]

  • Day 8- Trek to Lho [3,150m] [6 hrs walk] expand_more
    • From Ghap onwards, engage in a  pleasant walk gaining height and entering alpine forest.

    • Continue as the trek grows steeper up and the valley opens out with quite extensive pastures.

    • Cross a large stream flowing down from the Lidana Glacier, with fantastic view of snow peaks on the north Kutang Himal range with Pang Phuchin 6,335m, and Saula Himal 6,235m and other unnamed peaks of over 6000m. On the south lies Manaslu Himal and Simang Himal range with its array of over 7000m peaks.

    • Note as the walk is on the gradual uphill path and the  altitude gains slowly through ShoNamru, Bengsam till the village of Sho is reached. 

    • Just above the village of Sho the first views of Manaslu north and then of main peak of Manaslu 8,163m 

    • Engage in an hour walk  thet brings to Lho,a large village with a wonderful little monastery and numerous chortens and mani walls, for an overnight. 

    Accommodation: Tea House Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee]

  • Day 9- Trek to Sama Gompa [3,500m] [5 hrs walk] expand_more
    • On leaving Lho village,continue following the river with views of Peak 29 ahead.

    • Get into a 02 hours of climb through the forest leading to Shala village, which offers excellent view of Phungi, Manaslu and Himal Chuli.

    • Go a couple of hours further leading to Samagaon village, with magnificent view of Mt.Manaslu.

    • From here, take a half hour walk to Sama gompa just above the village of Samagaon.

    • On reaching the overnight stop near Sama-Gompa, visit one of the major Nyligpa (red hat sect) Monastery of this region.

    Accommodation: Tea House Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee]

  • Day 10- Rest day at Sama Gompa expand_more
    • Take a rest day, free from packing; a day hike can be done towards Manaslu glacier or near to its base camp.

    Accommodation: Tea House Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee]

  • Day 11- Trek to Samdu [3,780m] [5 hrs walk] expand_more
    • After an easy day at Sama Gompa, morning trek climbs slowly towards Samdu and beyond.

    • Walk to Samdu, which can be done within 03 hours but due to altitude and the dry air makes the walk a little slower.

    • Note as your trek crosses a high plateau and skirting the ridge of lateral moraine heading towards Karmo Kharka and Kermo Mamam.

    • Reach Samdu village, one of the most remote permanent settlements in Nepal, on the terraced hillside opposite bank of Budhi Gandaki,

    Accommodation: Tea House Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee]

  • Day 12- Trek to Dharma Sala/ Larkey Fedi [4,450m] [4 hrs walk] expand_more
    • From Samdu, walk on the wildest mountain path crossing Gyala Khola, then ascend to the ridge where there is some ruins of the village known as Larkya Bazaar. 

    • Then nearing the Larkya Glacier,  reach Duwang, where there is a lodge, built to serve travelers crossing the Larkya -La.

    Accommodation: Tea House Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee]

  • Day 13- Cross Larkey la pass [5,160m] and trek to Bhimtang [8 hrs walk] expand_more
    • Make an early start to cross the highest point of this trip, a short climb above the lodge to reach the ablation valley on the north side of the Larkya Glacier with magnificent views of Cho Danda and then of Larkya Peak.

    • Finally, walk across moraines of glacier, making a gradual ascent which becomes steeper in the last section to the pass. From the pass an outstanding views of Himlung, Cheo Himal, Kang Guru and Annapurna II can be seen.

    • After a wonderful moment on this highest point, make a long descent over snow and scree, to reach the valley trail to Larcia.

    • Walk further for an hour on a moraine ridge path, which leads to Tambuche at 3,900m.

    • Make a short distance walk from here to camp at Bhimthang a wonderful valley with a number of mani walls and deserted house.

    Accommodation: Tea HouseMeals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] 

  • Day 14- Trek to Kharche [2,700m] [4 hrs walk] expand_more
    • From Bhimthang crossing high pasture, descend the valley of the Burdin Khola to the area of the base camp on the west side of Manaslu.

    • Beyond a bridge over the headwaters of Dudh Khola, descend and follow a trail through a narrow valley and into the serene forest surrounding in perfect tranquillity.  

    • Make an overnight stay at Karche 2,785m.

    Accommodation: Tea House Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee]

  • Day 15- Trek to Dharapani village [1,943m] [5 hrs walk] expand_more
    • Go  downhill through forest passing small summer settlement at Goh.

    • After an hour or more of gradual walk, climb through terraced fields to the Karche La, dropping down to the distant Marsyangdi River.

    • Come to the village of Tilje following the Dudh (milky) river downstream.

    • Passing number of villages, including Thonje, from here  make an hour climb to cross the bridge and then come to where the main trail of Annapurna circuit joins at Dharapani village. 

    Accommodation: Tea House Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee]

  • Day 16- Trek to Syange [1,410m] [5 hrs walk] expand_more
    •  Head south, following the main trail downhill to Marsyangdri river.

    • After crossing the wooden bridge over the torrent river, come to a gradual climb for a short while, which leads to crossing the same river on the other suspension bridge after half an hour's walk.

    • After crossing the River Marsyangdri by a wooden bridge, a pleasant walk of an hour brings you to the village at Tal for lunch.

    • From Tal, descend and follow the winding gradual trail above the river with great views of the waterfalls and the surrounding landscapes.

    • After an hour or two hours of good walking, make a short downhill walk brings you near the torrent, wild Marsyangdi river.

    • Head for the Syange village, which is just a few minutes across the bridge and visit the village.

    Accommodation: Tea House Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee].

  • Day 17- Drive back to Kathmandu via Beshishar expand_more
    • Reach Chamje to board on the vehicle for a scenic drive to Kathmandu passing farm villages and towns of Beshishar in the Lamjung area following the Marsyangdi River, then coming across the Pokhara-Kathmandu highway at Dumre town.

    • Reach Kathmandu and check-in.

    Accommodation: Hotel/Resort [as per your requirement and agreed price] Meals: BB Plan [Generally we offer Bed and Breakfast plan in cities].

  • Day 18- Free day in Kathmandu expand_more
    • Take this free day at leisure for independent activities.

  • Day 19- Transfer to airport for international Departure expand_more
    • Depart to conclude the tour.

What's Included
  • All transportation and Arrival, Departure transfers as per the Itinerary
  • 3 Star Category Hotel accommodation with BB plan in Kathmandu and Tea house or Camping in Trekking as per itinerary
  • Full-day tour of Kathmandu including private vehicle
  • All meals include during trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Tea/Coffee)
  • Guide, porters and other support staff as per your requirement and our agreed price
  • National Park Fees and all required Trekking permits
  • General First-Aid Kits for all
  • All taxes and fees required for the program
What's Excluded
  • Meals in the cities
  • Personal expenses (Laundry, bar bills, water etc)
  • Travel Insurance (Essential)
  • Personal trekking gears not mentioned in the contract
  • Tips for staffs
  • Personal first aid Kid
Know before you go
  • Note: The itinerary can be changed or customized according to your duration of holidays &  as per your requirements. The trip price will be according to Deluxe, Standard, Budget and group size so please kindly provide us with your details for a tailor-made program.
  • A magnificent journey with an adventure to Manaslu and Larkey La pass.
  • Wilderness within the world’s 8th highest peak Mt. Manaslu.
  • Traditional Tibetan villages with rich culture.
  • Verdant forest and on off-beaten path.
  • Grand panorama views of majestic towering mountains.
  • Friendly locals with fabulous scenery of landscapes and high mountain range.
Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Price Details
1 To 1 USD 1600 Per Person

This is a private tour

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USD 1600 / person

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