Manaslu Region Trekking

Manaslu Region Trekking

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Have you ever wanted to experience one of the best trekking experiences? If so, I may have the place you’d enjoy that you haven’t been to before, even if you indulge in various trekking or hiking activities. In contrast to the beauty of the Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Circuit Trek, which are quite popular among frequent travelers, the Manaslu Mountain Circuit trek provides travelers with a unique and thrilling experience you’ll surely cherish.

Having witnessed countless national parks, hiking circuits, and trekking treks, I find the Manaslu trek quite unique and underrated relative to other treks. There are a lot of thrilling activities to partake in during this Trek, even though this may not be a prominent location as many others.

About Manaslu Mountain Trek

Nature, rivers, and flora in the Manaslu region are breathtaking. In addition, friendly people and the region’s rich culture, which combines both Nepalese and Tibetan ethnicities, will make your visit to the region quite memorable.

Larky La Pass (5167 m), the highest point on the Trek, offers breathtaking views of some of the world’s highest peaks – Himlung, Manaslu, and Annapurna II. If you are lucky, the Trek is also abundant with wildlife, including Agali, Pika, Tahr, Himalayan Marmots, and even Snow Leopards. As a result of its remote location and physical challenge, the Manaslu circuit trek is both culturally enriching and scenically rewarding.

Preparing For the Manaslu Mountain Trek

The eighth highest mountain peak of the world, Mount Manaslu, lies at an elevation of 8,163 meters or 25,781 feet. As mentioned earlier, the altitude of the highest point of the Manaslu trek, Larky La Pass, is 5,167 meters. So, preparing for the weather conditions and physical difficulties is a must.

Adapting to this altitude can be a bit difficult for some people. In addition, some might experience altitude sickness and breathlessness from such extreme elevation. Therefore, people with lung ailments should avoid such activities or take all precautions necessary before embarking on such adventures. At the same time, the weather and temperature can also be a big factor to look into.

Portable fire stoves

Even though some of the items and appliances outlined above might not be necessary for the Trek, they would certainly improve your comfort and the trekking experience as a whole. Additionally, if you forgot any of them, you can easily locate them in trek shops, though the price would likely be higher than normal.

Permits necessary

Manaslu Trekking is a well-regulated trekking region. You will have to get a special permit from a local agency. You are also required to have MCAP and ACAP permits. Furthermore, a minimum of two trekkers are required to do the Trek.

Accommodations and facilities

Small tea houses are set up throughout Manaslu, and you will have to stay in most of the night. The services and facilities available in such places are very basic; however, the hospitality of the people is not. Furthermore, giving up high-speed internet and some unnecessary facilities should not be a problem for enthusiastic travelers such as you.


1.Arrival day in Kathmandu Overnight Altitude 1300ma

2.Kathmandu -Machha Khola by jeep 142km.6km

3.Machha Khola -Jagat 17.5km Hm up approx 1738  Hm down approx 1269 Gz 6h  and Overnight altudite 1340m

4.Jagat- Deng 18.5km Hm up approx 2698m Hm down approxiamately 2151 Gz 6h  and Overnight altudite 2630m

5.Deng -numrung 16.9km Hm up approx 1929  Hm down approx 1161Gz 6h  and Overnight altudite 2


6.Numrung- Lho 14.8km Hm up approx 1674  Hm down approx 484 Gz 6h  and Overnight altudite 3180m

7.Lho- Sama Gaun 5.2km Hm up approx 114  Hm down approx 418 Gz 3h  and Overnight altudite 3820m

8.Sama Gaun- Rest Day Hike to Pungen Gumba 

Sama Gaun -Samdo 8.2km  Hm up approx 365  Hm down approx 12 Gz 4h  and Overnight altitude3858m

9.Samdo -Dharmasala 6km  Hm up approx 629  Hm down approx 46 Gz 4h  and Overnight altitude 4450m

10.Dharma Sala- Bhimtang 15.6km Hm up approx 719  Hm down approx 1458 Gz 9h and Overnight altitude 3709m

11.Bhimtang-Tilji 18km  Hm up approx 202 Hm down approx 1657 Gz 7h  and Overnight altitude 2254m

12. Tilji-Dharappani 5.3km Hm up approx 219  Hm down approx 654 Gz 2:30h  and 44.3km (3h)drive to Besisahar  and continue to -Kathmandu by bus 180km 7h drive to Kathmandu 

13. World heritage tour around Kathmandu and Shopping day Overnight altitude 1300m

14. Departure

Cost includes:

  • Arrival & Departure Transport By private Car/Van/Bus.
  • Three meals a day during the Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Accommodation in Tea House during the Trekking.
  • Three nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu with B/B.
  • Trekking Guide and a porter (Sharing by two clients) .
  • First Aid kit.
  • Trekking permit (Conservation fee).
  • TIMS card (Trekking information management system) is like a permit.
  • All needed government tax/vat.

Cost excludes

  • International Airfare.
  • Your travel insurance.
  • Sightseeing entrance fees
  • Nepal Visa fee (US$ 50 for 30 days and US$ 30 for 15 days; you should get a visa open your arrival)
  • Any kind of drinks, items of personal expenses like hot shower, battery charge, telephone, missing meal, WIFI Porters, etc.
  • Tips for Guide and Porters


Although it can be customized by request to accommodate your specific needs. The above itinerary is only a guideline; it might change due to fluctuating weather conditions, availability of lodging and campsites, unforeseen political, trail and environmental, or any other factors beyond our control. In this happen, your Dimas Adventure company guide/leader will choose the best way to the final decision on the best alternative after consulting with the group. 
At last, if the itinerary is unsuitable for you, please let us know, and we will make a tailor-made one. The itinerary will be very flexible from our side if clients want to change will be possible.

Finally, the trek to Manaslu trek can be an extraordinary, once-in-a-lifetime experience because of the stunning scenery and stellar views, along with the warm hospitality of the locals. We hope you enjoy and take in every moment that you spend there.

  • Day 1

    Arrival day in Kathmandu Overnight Altitude 1300ma

    After your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, one of our staff will be there to pick you up from the airport. Then from the airport, he will transfer you to the hotel to take a rest. Overnight stay at Hotel.

  • Day 2

    Kathmandu -Machha Khola by jeep 142km.6km

    After having a good breakfast at Soti Khola, we start our Trek. The path in the Manaslu trek is quite rocky and narrow, so we need to adjust to it. However, the beautiful scenery you will see throughout the trail will keep you engaged, no matter how uneven the road may be on the first day of the Trek.

    You’ll pass through multiple Ghale and Gurung villages until reaching Nyali Khola during the first day. While walking past the Khola, be careful and watch your steps in the slippery road and mule paths until reaching Maccha Khola during the evening.

  • Day 3

    Machha Khola -Jagat 17.5km Hm up approx 1738 Hm down approx1269 Gz 6h and Overnight altudite 1340m

    As you walk through the forest on this day, you are going to get a chance to see the Gurung village of Khorlabeshi. You’ll also visit the riverside forest road on the Budi Gandaki bank. Finally, you can enjoy a warm bath when you reach Tatopani before crossing the suspension bridge to Doban and finally to Jagat. At Jagat, we rest for the day.

  • Day 4

    Jagat- Deng 18.5km Hm up approx 2698m Hm down approx 2151 Gz 6h and Overnight altudite 2630m

    After breakfast, you’ll walk from Salleri to Sirdibas. You’ll be welcomed into the village with several gompas and Buddhist prayer flags. You can try local alcoholic beverages in several stopovers along the route before reaching Phillip.

    Furthermore, enjoy the sculptures on the river bank on your way to Deng. You’ll also encounter a thick rhododendron forest on the way.

  • Day 5

    Deng -numrung 16.9km Hm up approx 1929 Hm down approx 1161Gz 6h

    After breakfast, enjoy the Trek up to Rana and Bihi Phedi through a bamboo forest. To remain physically safe, you must be extra attentive to your guide’s instructions during the walkthrough of several landslide zones to reach Ghap. The trail leads to Namrung after passing through the landslide area. At Namrung, we enjoy some bonfires and rest for the night.

  • Day 6

    Numrung- Lho 14.8km Hm up approx 1674 Hm down approx 484 Gz 6h and Overnight altudite 2450m

    You will start the day by witnessing the lifestyles of the Nubri people. Next, you will pass several mini walls, lush terraces, and houses before walking through Banjam to reach the forest of fir, rhododendrons, and oak trees before climbing to Sho and back. The last stop for the day after Sho is Lho, which can be reached by walking up a rocky hillside route.

  • Day 7

    Lho- Sama Gaun 5.2km Hm up approx 114 Hm down approx 418 Gz 3h and Overnight altudite 3820m

    The sixth day contains a relatively short hike towards Sama Gaun. But, do enjoy the mesmerizing view of Mount Manaslu along the hike.

  • Day 8

    Sama Gaun- Rest Day Hike to Pungen Gumba

    The eighth day is going to be a day filled with mini trips. Those trips will primarily include an exciting visit to villages near the Tibet border and Samdo Glacier.

    We’ll trek to a new village of Samdo after passing through yak pastures and a few bridges. When you get to Samdo after 3 hours of Trek, you can walk, chill and visit the nearby villages of the area.

  • Day 9

    Samdo -Dharmasala 6km

    We will walk slowly across the rugged terrains of the Manaslu region in order to reach Dharmasala today. This is another adventure at a high altitude, so please watch your body signs. You will be treated to scenic views of the Himalayan chain as you cross the rugged terrains of the Manaslu region of the Himalayas.

  • Day 10

    Dharma Sala- Bhimtang 15.6km Hm up approx 719 Hm down approx 1458 Gz 9h and Overnight altudite 3709m

    On the tenth day, we reach the highest point on the trail at Larkya La Pass at 5,160 meters while catching a gorgeous view of Kang Guru, Annapurna, Annapurna II, and Himlung. First, however, we spend the night at Bimthang.

  • Day 11

    Bhimtang-Tilji 18km Hm up approx 202 Hm down approx 1657 Gz 7h and Overnight altudite 2254m

    This day of your Trek is a downhill descent through the lush Manaslu region, where you’ll see rhododendron bushes and lush forest. Furthermore, you’ll drop down to Tilije and rest before your trip back home.

  • Day 12

    Tilji-dharappani 5.3km Hm

    On the final day in the Manaslu region, dharapani is our destination. We trek down from Titiji via Gurung village to the preferred village of Dharapani. We then get to Kathmandu after the trek. We stay overnight at a hotel.

  • Day 13

    World heritage tour around Kathmandu

    This is the second last day of your trip to Nepal, and it will begin with a fascinating sightseeing tour around Kathmandu Valley. Sightseeing tour includes visiting world heritage sites such as Pashupatinath Temple, Swoayambunath (Monkey Temple), Kathmandu durbar square, Patan Durbar square, and many more.

  • Day 14


    After an exciting trekking tour, you return to your home country or your next destination.