Manaslu Region is probably the most alluring restricted trekking region of Nepal. Authentic rural villages of hilly community and Tibetan origin people encountered after the narrow gorge of Budi Gandaki River offers the socio-cultural experience during trekking. Manaslu Trekking is hilly to Himalayan and again hilly walking holiday in the remote places of Dhading, Gorkha and Lamjung district of Nepal. The chance to cross iconic pass Larke la Pass on the foothill of Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh Himal Base Camp and trail of Annapurna Circuit Trekking are the major highlights of this off the beaten trekking journey.
The journey of Manaslu Trekking begins after bus drive to Lapubeshi via Aarughat via postal road of Dhading district which has been recently opened. Walking starts from Lapubeshi. The trail follows the glacial river of Budi Gandaki and consists of various suspension bridges crossing activity. As the river narrows towards the narrow gorge the journey moves to completely different landscape and community. Mani walls, chortens and monasteries clearly make you feel that you are in Tibetan origin community village. The additional adventure trip of Ganesh Himal Base Camp too is the bonus of this wilderness trekking journey. As trekkers cross the Larke La Pass you will be showered by views of Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Himlung, Mt. Ganesh Himal etc. can be seen. After descending you will meet the Annapurna Circuit Trail. If you are willing to go to Thorong La Pass then that can be arranged too. From Dharapani the bus drive will take you back to Kathmandu via Besisahar.
The trekking crew members of Trek to Nepal are also from the Manaslu Trekking region therefore you will get authentic local information like never before. Traverse the remote land of Nepal rich in water resources and vegetations with us to raise the spirit of wilderness adventure.
Day 1: Arriving in Kathmandu (1250m)
After your Arrival in Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Trek to Nepal airport representative will greet you and transfer to Selected Hotel, Depends on your arrival time you may enjoy hiking around the tourist hub town Thamel. Stay Overnight on Hotel B/B plan.
Day 2: Free Day in Kathmandu.
Half day Sightseeing programs around the Kathmandu valley on UNESCO listed may be done until we make the special permit need to be arranged with your passport. Evening Discussion about your trekking and introduction programs with guide and supporting crew will be held on our office. Overnight at Hotel on B/B basis.
Day 3: KATHMANDU TO ARUGHAT BAZAR (600m) BY BUS/JEEP (7-10HRS)
Trek to Nepal guide will receive you from hotel and take you to the intercity bus park to drive to Arughat bazaar. Local bus takes you to Dhading besi with the scenario of Mountains green hills by following the River called Trishuli (famous for rafting) and local houses. We reach Dhading besi the District hq then the rough road drive to Arughat Bzaar. We will stop for our lunch at jyamire Bhanjyang. From here we will drive about 4 more hour to reach arughat bazaar. Overnight at guest house on full board plan.
Day 4: ARUGHAT TO LAPUBESI (880m) (5-6HRS)
Let’s start our 6 hour walking holidays with having breakfast at hotel by following the Budigandaki river. Walking through paddy fields and Local houses with the Local’s movement on their farms adds additional charms to our trek to Manaslu. We will be enjoying the scenario of Ganesh himal while trekking. By having lunch on the way we will reach lapu besi where we are planning to stay overnight on lodge.
Day 5: LAPUBESI TO TATOPANI (930m) (5-6HRS)
We start our trek to Dovan after having breakfast at hotel. Interesting walk through paddy fields and local houses adds more charms 5-6 hours of walking via Machhi khola Khorla bensi we reach at Tatopani where we are planning to stay overnight there on lodge.
Day 6: TATOPANI TO PHILIM (1590m) (5-6HRS)
We will continue our hiking to the fhilim Gaun.Today’s hike begins with slowly ascending to Yuru khola then reach to Jagat where we are checking our special permit of Manaslu stricked area for Manaslu trek we continue our hiking to Philim by passing the area of Sirdibas village, and Ghatekhola. Philim is a big Gurung community people’s village. Explore the town to study their culture and lifestyle and stay there overnight at lodge.
Day 7: PHILIM TO CHUMLING (2360m) (5-6HRS)
Today is the day to figure out where we are trekking if we are not including the tshum valley then we will take the main path but we are including the tshum valley so we trek to Different trail to Chumling after Ekle Bhatti. Today we walk 5/6 hours through Paddy and millet fields with Local’s movement then stay at Chumling for overnight at lodge.
Day 8: CHUMLING TO CHHOKANG-PARO (3010m) (3-4HRS)
The trek for today is about 6 hours by following Syar khola and Rainjam then we will reach to Chhekamparo, where we are going check our Tsum Valley restricted areas permit to the check post office at big town and then continue trek to Rachen Gompa, Where we are going to spend our overnight at lodge.
Day 9: CHHOKANG-PARO - NILE (3361m) - MU GOMPA (3900m ) (5-6HRS)
We start our gradual up trekking with the scenario of the valley which is getting wider and nice to Mu Gompa via local villages. Scenario of mountain view adds additional charms on our walking and makes our 4 hour walking interesting to reach to Gompa where we are planning to stay overnight.
Day 10: MU GOMPA TO RACHEN GOMPA (3240m) (3-4hrs)
After the unique exploration around Mu Gompa we start our trek by walking down to RACHEN GOMPA. By leading the route of Phurbe we began to cross bridge and trek down via Bursi where local people believes to found the footprint of Melereppa then we reach to Lama gaun. After hour more downhill walking we reach at Nakyu village where we are staying at local home stay overnight.
Day 11: RACHEN GOMPA TO GUMBA LUNGDANG (3200m) (5-6hrs)
We take return journey by followingThe trial to Sarpu Khola and we trek to Gompa Lungdang . Our 6 hours of walking makes us to stay overnight at Gompa.
Day 12: DAY TRIP TO GANESH HIMAL BASE CAMP (4200m) (7-8hrs)
Today is our rest day but we are simply not resting. We will make our day intresting by exploring around Ganesh Himal Base camp with the light packet of packed lunch then we will be back to Lungdang after exploring for overnight at home stay.
Day 13: GUMBA LUNGDANG TO LOKPA (2240m) (7-8hrs)
We start our downhill trek Back to Lokpa through same trail by following the jungle walk with beautiful scenario of the area overnight at the village called lokpa.
Day 14: LOKPA TO GHAP (2160m) (4-5hrs)
Today we are again meeting the main track for Around Manaslu trek then we will continuously follow the Budi Gandaki river with some jungle walk to reach to Deng where we are planning to stay overnight at Ghap.
Day 15: GHAP TO LHO (3180m) (5-6hrs)
We will enjoy today’s 6-7 hour trek to Lho walking through jungle with the beautiful scenario of Ganesh Himal and others mountains. Overnight at tea house on Lho.
Day 16: LHO TO SAMAGAON (3530m) (2-3hrs)
We start our climb up through the forest of oaks and rhododendrons while entering closely packed houses of Lihi. Our trail leaves the Lihi village and enters to the another intresting village called Sho at the height of (2960m) welcoming us with the spacticular view of Manaslu north and Naike peak. We continue our Walk further till we reach the the settlement called Shrip. We will be keeping up trail for an hour to reach the sattelment called samagaon where we are planning to stay overnight at tea house.
Day 17: Explore the Sama Gaon.
Today There are many choices To acclimatized yourself either you want to hike Base camp for full day or hike to Punggen gumpa for about 5 hours. You can even visit Birendra tal(LAKE) Monastry or hang around the town. Overnight at tea House of Samagaon
Day 18: SAMAGAON TO SAMDO (3860m) (2-3hrs)
We start our Hiking through the route passing by the juniper and birch forests and reach at the stone hut of Kermo Kharka (grazing spot for cattle of local) today. After an hour more trekking the path takes us to Samdo where we are staying overnight at tea house.
Day 19: SAMDO TO DHARMASALA (4470m)
Today’s way is beat descending through the wide and gentle trails by stone archway and walk uphill through the Hugh Larkya glacier and reach to the beautiful view point at the edge of gorge. After providing some jobs to camera to capture the moment on frame walk again for couple hours then we reach to Dharamsala where we are planning to stay overnight at local tea house.
Day 20: Dharmasala- larke La pass(5200m)- Bhimtang( 3930m) (7-9hrs)
Today is the day to hit our goal. , we leave Dharmasala with the little packed lunch for on the way by crossing several moraines. We descend by passing four frozen lakes then reach Larkya La from where we can spectator the marvelous views of Himlung Himal (7126m) and others including Annapurna II, Gyaji Kung, Cheo Himal, and Kang Guru In a 360 degree angle. After the photo session for some time again we start descending via grassy moraine to a small settlement called Bhimtang where we are going to stay overnight at local guest house
Day 21: DHARAPANI TO BESISHAR (840m) BY JEEP (5-6HRS)
Trek down to Dhara pani where we meet the main trail to go around Annapurna circuit by crossing Throngla. We can expand the trip to Throngla if you are interested. Stop there for few minutes to arrange the jeep for driving towards to Besisahar. Drive about 5 hours to reach besisahar overnight on guest house to celebrate our last day on mountains.
Day 22: Final Departure to your home town
We will drop you to Tribhuban international airport by private airport transport.We always feel very sad at this very juncture that our companion of trekking for the moment ends here and in the meantime we also feel relaxed that we were able to serve you with the best trekking experience that you ever get in your lifetime while trekking. We would leave no stone unturned to make your customers feel important and happy. Trek to Nepal family always take suggestions and encourage our valued customers to promote Nepal and Trekking in Nepal.
Inclusion / Exclusion
Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
2-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
Teahouse accommodation during the trek.
All ground transportation on a local bus as per itinerary.
An experienced, English-speaking trekking guide cum porter. With maximum weight he can carry is about 15 kg.
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
Trek to Neal’s Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
Trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map from Trek to Nepal, are yours to take
All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
All government and local taxes
Nepalese visa fee
Excess baggage charge(s)
Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
Flight tickets to and from Pokhara
All meals During your trek
Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
Travel and rescue insurance
Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)