Manslu base camp trek

Manaslu Base Camp Trek – 22 Days

Trip Overview

Manaslu base camp trek is a well-loved trekking route, providing  pristine mountain views, rich culture and genuine adventure which sums up the trekking experience. Opened in 1992, this area offers a combination of rich culture heritage, unsurpassed beauty and biological diversity.

Manaslu at 8163 meters (26, 775′) is the 8th highest peak in the world and is located near to the border of Nepal and Tibet. The name Manaslu means “The Spirit-Mountain” in the local dialect, referring to the benevolent and strong deity, which dwells within. Trekking in Manaslu is one of the most delightful adventures a person can take.

When trekking through the Manaslu region, ten peaks of over 6,500 metres (21,300 ft) in height are visible, including peaks of over 7,000 metres (23,000 ft) elevation.

Trekkers will be greeted by breath- taking views of mountain range  and lush green vegetation. It is also home to many endangered species. You can enjoy your beautiful 22 days in the Manaslu base camp trek.

The trek follows an ancient salt–trading route along the steep sided Budhi Gandaki river. From Deng, the slopes of ravines ease and views of snow peaks start appearing from Ligaon. Further from Lhogaon, an impressive view of base camp can be seen.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu (1345 m) and transfer to Hotel.
You will be met by our representative at the airport and then transferred to the hotel.

Day 02: Sightseeing at Kathmandu
We will spend our day sightseeing around some of the attractive world heritage sites within Kathmandu valley.  We also will  complete all the necessary paper works and other preparations.

Day 03: Drive to Soti Khola (712 m)
Early morning, we drive through scenic hilly roads to Soti Khola, passing Nepal’s busy Prithivi highway. After we reach a small market town called Arughat Bazaar, we again continue moving north and finally reach Soti Khola.

Day 04: Trek from Soti Khola to Maccha Khola (883 m)
Our trek initially begins with the trail that crosses a small bridge and then ascends. We have a downhill walk to Budi Gandaki river banks. We again start climbing towards Maccha Khola through charming Gurung cultural village of Labishe.

Day 05: Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat (1415 m)
We start our journey by following the Budi Gandaki River side then follow a descending trail through several ridges. After that, we take a few  gentle ascents and descents to finally reach Jagat. In the evening, we have an excursion to the village to explore the local cultural, lifestyle and tradition.

Day 06: Trek from Jagat to Deng (1804 m)
Away from Jagat, the trail leads us to Setibas within an hour. Setibas is a Buddhist village where we can see several mani walls and colorful prayer flags. Then, we continue trekking towards Ghatta Khola and Philim village. We follow a trail that enters a steep uninhabited gorge, descending through grassy slopes and crossing the Budi Gandaki River. We walk through a bamboo forest towards the tiny village of Deng.

Day 07: Trek from Deng to Namrung (2670 m)
After breakfast, we follow a few ascents and descents until we reach Ghap village. Along the route, we can explore the tiny village Ghap. Then, we make further ascents through rhododendron and bamboo filled forest leading us to Namrung Village.

Day 08: Trek from Namrung to Samagaon (3541 m)
From Namrung, we can have an early morning tantalizing view of the sunrise over the Ganesh Himal, Himal Chuli and Siring Himal. After breakfast, we leave Namrung following the ascending trail through beautiful forests and reach Lihi – a charming village with Buddhist monastery, chhortens and barley terraces. We further cross other few villages such as Sho, Lho and Shyala before reaching Samagaon. Along the route, the trail offers us a view fascinating scenery of Mt. Manaslu from Lho village, view of Himal Chuli and Ngadi Chuli from Shyala village.

Day 09: Acclimatization day at Samagaon.
We take an off day at Samagaon before heading up to rest and explore. We hike towards Pungyen monastery for great view of the glacier and mountains. We visit the local village with friendly locals.

Day 10: Trek from Samagaon to Samdo (3872 m)
We initially start our day following the trail that descends down to Budi Gandaki River. Along the route we explore Buddhist mani wallas, colorful prayer flags related to Tibetan Buddhism. The trail leads us to a summer herding area of Kermo Kharka from where we can have a spectacular view of Mt. Manaslu. Then, we follow an ascending trail before we descend to a bridge over the river. After crossing the bridge, we continue our short ascent towards Samdo.

Day 11: Acclimatization day at Samdo.
We take a second day for acclimatization which is essential before heading up to Larkya La Pass at 5135m.

Day 12: Trek from Samdo to Larkya Pedhi (4494 m)
We walk through a descending edge until we reach Budi Gandaki River bank side. After crossing a bridge, we start ascending. En route, we can see stunning views of Larkya glacier. After we reach the beautiful valley at Salka Khola, we gradually climb up to Dharmasala. Dharmasala is also called Larkya Phedi – a Base of Larkya La Pass. In the afternoon, we will have plenty of time to get acclimatized and relaxed.

Day 13: Trek to Bimtang (3720 m) via Larkya La Pass (5135 m)
On this day we reach and cross the adventurous Larkya La Pass at 5135 meters. We leave Larkya Phedi early in the morning because we have to cross the pass to avoid matured sun rays and unusual winds at the pass. Until we reach the pass, we follow a gradually climbing trail across moraines and snow walls. From the top of Larkya La Pass, we can have tantalizing views of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Mt. Kang Guru, Mt. Annapurna II and may other snow-paved peaks. After crossing the pass, the trail dramatically starts a long descend towards Bimtang at 3720 meters.

Day 14: Trek from Bimtang to Dharapani (2006 m)
After Dharapani, we descend through rhododendron and pine filled forests to Hompuk and again down to  Dudh Khola. After this, we follow a difficult trail. Then, we reach the beautiful scattered settlement of Kharche. Again, we follow a descending trail that leads us to a large Gurung cultural village of Tilje. We cross a suspension bridge over Marsyangdi river and continue towards Dharapani.

Day 15: Trek from Dharapani to Syange (1194 m)
 We leave Dharapani hiking through a broad, flat valley to reach the village of Tal. We can explore a large waterfall there. Then, we head towards Chamje by crossing the river once again. After Chamje, we make our descent through rhododendron and pine filled forests to reach Syange.

Day 16: Drive back to Kathmandu.
We drive back to Kathmandu from Syange.

 Day 17: Free day at Kathmandu.
Go sightseeing in Kathmandu. Shopping in Thamel. Explore world heritage sites. Spend a leisurely at the hotel.

Day 18: Transfer to International Airport for departure.
Our representative will drop you off at the International Airport.

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