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The Manaslu Region is an extremely beautiful region to trek in, away from the more well worn trails it is situated in West-Central Nepal and lies along the border of Nepal and Tibet. Trekking in this region is controlled due its position on the Tibetan (Chinese) border. Only organized trekking groups with a trekking agency are allowed access. The region has a highly diverse range of ecosystems and an array of ethnic cultures. This trek takes you physically closer to Tibet than any other trek in Nepal. The region was only opened to trekkers in 1991 and remains far less trekked than any other of the popular regions, The goal is to circle the great Manaslu-Himalchuli-Baudha Massif, a demanding trek at times and you need to be in good physical condition to attempt it. People living in the region are hardened and weathered, known as Nuprii, they are direct descendants of Tibetan immigrants who moved to the area many centuries ago. They have a complex yet simple culture forged over many lifetimes in the Upper Budi Gandaki, Their speech, dress and customs are Tibetan with a lot of trade still going on across the border with their Tibetans ancestors.


Welcome at airport and transfer to the Hotel
We will greet you outside the Tribhuwan International Airport with a signboard for the transfer to your hotel .After you settle in a meeting is arranged for you to meet your guide,go over the trek in more detail and ask any questions you may have, Accommodation: Hotel Meals Included: Breakfast
A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley & permit preparation
Today we spend time the day getting to visit some of the famous sites in Kathmandu with a full day sightseeing around the Kathmandu Valley. We take in the premium destinations that have managed to find a place in the UNESCO world's heritage list. We begin at Swayambhunath climbing its stairs which are said to encompass the 13 paths to reach enlightenment.From here we drive to The Hindu heritage cremation site of Pashupatinath resonating in the prayers of thousands who visit the temple each day. We move on to Boudhanath the largest Buddhist stupa in Asia to join the many Tibetans in prayer. Overnight Hotel. Accommodation: Hotel Meals Included: Breakfast
Drive from Kathmandu to Machhakola, (900m/2952ft) via Sotikhola Duration: 9 hours
After breakfast, we will have pre trek meeting and you’ll be briefed by the trek leader about the journey ahead. Once we have loaded all the equipment, we embark on the 9 to 10 hour bus drive to SotiKhola, 140 kms North West of Kathmandu. We drive through DhadingBesi and the town of Arughat and SotiKhola. Accommodation: Guest House Meals Included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Trek to Jagat (1340m/4395ft) Walking Distance: 22.2 Km/13.8 Miles, Duration: 6 hours.
After breakfast in Machha Khola, we follow the gorge and continue up the river. The trail is narrow at first with a few gentle ups and downs before eventually crossing the Tharo Khola to reach Khorlabesi. After more ascents and descents, we arrive at a small hot spring in Tatopani—where we take a break!From here we need to climb over another ridge before crossing the Budhi Gandaki on a suspension bridge. There are some lovely Gurung villages in the jungle high above, as well as troops of Langur monkeys, which roam the region.We are not so far now from the village of where we stop for the night.We cross back over the Budhi Gandaki then climb over a ridge, trek along the river and then one more climb up to the village of Jagat. Accommodation: Guest House Meals Included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Trek to Deng (2095m/6871ft) Walking Distance: 20 Kilometers/12.4 Miles, Duration: 8-9 Hours
The trail continues through Jagat, a well-paved village, we then need to climb up the valley to Sirdabas, from here there are some great views of the Shringi Himal. We then drop down to the river to cross over a long suspension bridge and climb steeply up to Philim. We pas a series of impressive cascading waterfalls on either side of the valley today. We move on towards Ekle Bhatti we head towards the river and cross it twice over suspension bridges. From Ekle Bhatti we trek along to pass Pewa, traverse along a small campsite clearing then continue through the valley until reaching our overnight stop in the village of Deng. Accommodation: Guest House Meals Included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Trek to Namrung (2900m/9512ft) Walking Distance: 19.4 Km/12 Miles, Duration: 5-6 Hours
Today, we begin with a steep climb up onto a spectacular trail before descending to cross the river. Once we cross the river we walk up an extremely impressive valley passing through some small settlements. The area begins to take on a more Buddhist influence and it is where we begin to encounter Mani stones carved into wayside rocks – a sign that we are entering Tibetan territory. In the afternoon, we can if we wish take a side excursion to the small settlement of Prok – a two-hour round trip – back to Namrung for the night. Accommodation: Guest House Meals Included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Trek to Lho Gaun (3180m/10430ft) Walking Distance: 10.5 Km/6.5 Miles, Duration: 5-6 Hours
It is another great day Walking past the long Mani stone walls of the village of Lho, with an astounding view of Peak 29 ahead us, we go through a large stone gate.Lho is dominated by a large Gompa which acts as a home for more than 150 children that get their education here. The Gompa and its dormitories are located on the slopes of a hill above the village. There is a fabulous viewpoint at the top of the hill that provides a fantastic view of Mount Manaslu. We don’t have to climb all the way to the hill top – the area above the Gompa gate is a perfect viewpoint. Accommodation: Guest House Meals Included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Trek to Samagaun (3500m/11480ft) Walking Distance: 8.1 Km/5 Miles, Duration: 6-7 Hours
The trail then follows a lateral moraine of Pungen Glacier towards Samagaun, Samagaun is a beautiful village in a wonderful setting, perhaps the most beautiful village of the entire trip. Accommodation: Guest House Meals Included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Acclimatisation Day at Samagaun
It is advised that you always trek high during the day and sleep at a lower altitude for proper acclimatization. We need to let our bodies adjust to the altitude as we have some high places to reach later. We can do the full day trek towards Manaslu Base Camp (4750m) which is a round journey of approximately 7-8 hours. Alternatively, we can do a half day hike to the glacier across the valley or to Birendra Ta before heading back to Samagaon. Accommodation: Guest House Meals Included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Trek to Samdo (3690m/12103ft) Walking Distance: 8.1 Km/5.03 Miles, Duration: 3-4 Hours.
The mountains are truly coming alive as we cross pastures as we gradually descend to the valley below. We have fantastic views of the mountains, especially Manaslu, that lies straight ahead of us on our way to Samdo, a Tibetan refugee village. This remote village is less than a days walk from the Tibetan border with a wealth of Buddhist culture on show. In the afternoon we explore the village and the surrounding hills before returning to Samdo to spend the night. Accommodation: Guest House Meals Included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Trek to Dharmasala (4450m/14596ft) Walking Distance: 6.6 Km/4.10 Miles, Duration: 4-5 Hours
Today is a short one we trek down a rocky mountain path from Samdo to the valley floor and cross Gyala Khola before a trek up to the ridge overlooking the remains of the once thriving Lyarke Bazaar. We cross two small streams before reaching Larke Glacier. From here there is a push up you ascend to collection of huts, locally known as Dharmashala. There is very little here and the lodge leaves a lot to be desired sowe will spend the day looking around and probably camp the night. Accommodation: Guest House Meals Included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Trek to Bhimphedi (3590m) Via Larkya La Pass (5220m/17122ft), 24.5 Km/15.22m, Duration:9 Hr
The big day has arrived. it is a challenging one taking many people out of their comfort zones. We make an early morning start to cross the highest pass on the route, slowly as we go, stamina needed as we move towards Cho Canda from here we push ahead steeply uphill towards the pass. From the top the rewards more than make up for all the effort.,there are magnificent views of broad sections of the Himalayas. Marvel at these ice clad giants in every directions and peaks including Himlung Himal, 23,379ft/7,126m, Cheo Himal, Gyaij Kang, Kang Guru, 22,998ft/7,010m, plus Annapurna II.From the pass It is a steep descent down the other side of the pass. The length of the day is very much dependent upon conditions of both the weather and group but it will certainly be challenging and you will arrive tired at a place called Bimtang / Bimphedi, 12,202ft/3,760m. Accommodation: Guest House Meals Included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Trek to Tilje (2300m/7544ft) Walking Distance: 26 Km/16.1 Miles, Duration: 8-9 Hours
A shorter day today. As we leave the meadows of Bimphedi we continue descending initially with some absolutely glorious mountain views before entering a pine and rhododendron forest. Then trek up the lateral moraine until the river bed at the hamlet of Karcha. We then have a gentle ascent through terraced fields towards a small pass - the Karcha La. From the pass the trail drops down through numerous fields and pine forest to Tilje. Accommodation: Guest House Meals Included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Tilje to Dharapani and drive to Besisahar. 6-7 Hours.
Our trek is coming to an end but we still a way to go today. We begin by crossing the Dudh Khola and trek alongside the river to reach the Thonje checkpost. It is here we join the popular Annapurna Circuit trail. We follow the trail downstream, to the village of Dharapani. Suddenly in a traffic jam with plenty of trekkers starting their Annapurna Circuit trek, and numerous tea houses offering tempting apple pie and beer is miles away from what we have been used to over the past two weeks.. It's a dusty, dirt road from Dharapani to Besisahar and it takes around 2 hours. Accommodation: Guest House Meals Included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Drive to Kathmandu - approximately 8 hours Transfer Hotel.
Today we drive from Beshisahar back to Kathmandu and transfer to our hotel. Frenetic Kathmandu will seem like the dark side of the moon.Now there is time to relax and reflect on the many memories from your trek and there is always an arranged a farewell meal that we arrange on this evening to enjoy. Accommodation: Hotel Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch
Departure Day from Nepal
We hope you have enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to meeting you again at some stage. One of us will transfer you to the International airport in time for your departure. Meals Included: Breakfast


  • All grounded transportation as per the program
  • Three nights’ accommodation  in Kathmandu at three slandered hotel inclusive breakfast
  • Three times meals and accommodation during the trekking
  • A highly experienced, well trained and licensed holder English speaking trekking guide and require number of porter including their expenses
  • Manaslu special permit and conservation area permit
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit
  • Manaslu Conservation Area Map-TIMS card
  • Local fresh fruit
  • First aid medical kit bag
  • All government taxes
  • Office service charges


  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • All travel insurances.
  • International flight tickets to or from Kathmandu.
  • Nepal entry visa fee, which can easily be issued upon your arrival at Tribhuwan international airport at Kathmandu for most of the countries.
  • Your personal trekking equipment and items of personal use.
  • Personal shopping and laundry.
  • All kind of drink expenses (Tea/Coffee/Water/Coke/alcoholic beverages)
  • Tips for field staff (Tipping is expected)


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Nepal Gateway Trekking Pvt. Ltd
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5,106 m / 16,752 ft
27.7194 N°, 85.3217 E°