Your Gateway to the Fabulous Himalaya

Manaslu Base Camp provides the best seen of Manaslu Trekking in Nepal

19 Days
Trip Grade
Per person
5,160 Meters
Max. Altitude

Manaslu (8,163m), the world’s eighth highest peak, situated 40kms from Annapurna in west-central Nepal lies at the edge of one of the most out-of-the-way valleys in the Nepal. Literally Manaslu means “Mountain of the Spirit’. Also, it provides an option to Cho Oyu for those who want to climb a more assorted and difficult 8,000m. 

Normally four camps are set up during the ascent to the summit. There are a few stretches of steep climbing and crevasses from Manaslu Base Camp I to Camp II and there is some climbing on slippery snow from Camp II to Camp III.  Avalanches are a possibility from Camp III to Camp IV. Talking about the attractive views, you will observe wonderful views of Himalchuli (7893m), Manaslu (8163m), Ganesh Himal, Ngadi Chuli (7879m) and other beautiful peaks; you will also mark stunning varied landscape and diversity in plants and wildlife. 

During Manaslu Base Camp Trek you will see different people like- Gurungs, a Tibeto-Burman people who follow Buddhism with influences of Hinduism live in this region. In low region there are many other castes of peoples like Brahmans, Chhetries, Newars, Ghales, Gurungs, and Tamangs.

People can also do Manaslu Base Camp Trek in less time or more time, but 18 seems to be the optimum number of sunsets and sunrises to get you from Kathmandu back to Kathmandu. Of course if you are Tea House Trekking, you have great flexibility with your itinerary. Come with Nepal Trek Adventure and Expedition to go for Manaslu Base Camp Trek which is one of the popular adventurous trekking holiday routes in Nepal. The trek offers an incredible combination of age old Tibetan culture heritage, chaste Himalayan lure and a range of biological diversity.  


Day by Day Itinerary for Manaslu Base Camp Trek

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu

 Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing 

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat Bazaar (535m)

Day 04: Trek Aarughat to Soti Khola (720m)

Day 05: Trek Soti Khola to Machha Khola (930m)

Day 6: Machha Khola – Dobhan (1000m)

Day 07: Dobhan – Philim (1590m)

Day 08: Philim – Deng (2360m)

Day 09: Dang - Ghap (2165m)

Day 10: Trek Ghap to Lho (3180m)

Day 11: Trek Lho to Sama Gaon (3525m)

Day 12: Explore day in Sama Gaon for acclimatization

Day 13: Sama Gaun - Samdo (3850m)

Day 14: Trek Samdo - Dharamsala High Camp (Larkya Phedi) (4460m)

Day 15: Trek Larkey Phadi - via Larkya La (5,160m) - Bimphedi (3590m)

Day 16: Trek Bimphadi - Tilje (2300m) Day

Day 17: Trek Tilje - Tal (1680m)

Day 18: Trek Tal - Syange (110m) and drive - Besi Sahar (825m)

Day 19: Drive Besi Sahar to Kathmandu 

Detail Itinerary Manaslu Base Camp Trek

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu
Upon arrival at international airport, our representative will meet and greet you at the airport and transfer to the Hotel. And rest of the day you can take rest.

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing
Today you travel around around Kathmandu valley for the sight scene. You will visit historical and spiritual attractions; including Durbar Square, Bouddhanath; one of the largest stupas in Nepal, Swayambhunath; top on the hill in the city known as the Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath; Hindus holy place. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat Bazaar (535m)
From Kathmandu we head to Arughat, by bus or car which is a picturesque drive. You will have a sight of Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and Langtang Himal wonderful view and terraces and lush hills. After Dhading Bisi or Gorkha Bazaar the road is difficult. Arughat Bazaar is huge, spotless and well-off with hotels and shops. Spend overnight at Tea House or Tented camp.

Day 04: Trek Aarughat to Soti Khola (720m)
Today, we trek to Soti Khola from Aarughat passing through Budhigandaki river bank. En route we enjoy splendid views of Shringri Himal and local settlement. The path goes through the Gurung and Magar villages, past fields and beautiful waterfalls, we reach Soti Khola. You have an alternative of staying at Tea house or set up camp on the banks of the Soti Khola.

Day 05: Trek Soti Khola to Machha Khola (930m)
From Soti Khola, today we see the rice field and explore local village and their way of life today while moving to Machha khola (Fish River). Machha khola is a village, which is situated above a stream with the same name of Budhigandaki. Tonight we either set camp or look for Tea house.

Day 6: Machha Khola – Dobhan (1 000m)
While moving ahead from Macha khola, the slender track has minor ups and downs before crossing the Thado Khola and passing through a rocky gorge to Khorlabesi. Then you will see a small hot spring at Tatopani. The path then goes up a ridge before crossing the Budhi Gandaki on a suspension bridge. A fine stairs leads to a landslide before a final edge to Dobhan. Overnight at Dobhan. 

Day 07: Dobhan – Philim (1 590m)
We today go after the east bank to a 93m suspension bridge over the Yaru Khola, then climb stone stairs up and back to the river before climbing to Thado Bharyang. Crossing the west bank of the Budhi Gandaki, we climb a ridge and follow the river tenderly upwards to the village of Jagat. Reaching Salleri, you will be rewarded with views of Sringi Himal (7187m) to the north. You will move down to Sirdibas; and see the first signs of Buddhist culture. Another suspension bridge takes you to the east bank, and a exhausting climb up to Philim: a prosperous Gurung village. Overnight at Philim 

Day 08: Philim – Deng (2360m)
From Philim, we move to the Larkya La, all the way through eye-catching forest with views up the narrowing valley to Ekle Bhatti. Then go across high above a fantastic gorge, ingoing an uninhabited area of pine trees before moving down to New Bridge. Follow the trail to the left to Ghap. We now cross the Budhi Gandaki and enter its contracted ravine. After a suspension bridge the path enters bamboo forest and rises to the village of Deng. Overnight at Deng.

Day 09: Dang - Ghap (2165m)
Today, the trail goes through the valley with across the bridge from Dang. We climb through beautiful woods of pine and we get to Bihi Phedi and see sights of Kutang Himal, Mani stones and more. We ahead twice cross the large Budhi Gandaki and walk many wavering path and all the time enjoy impressive views. Eventually we reach Ghap, magnificent village where we set up camp.

Day 10: Trek Ghap to Lho (3180m)
With superb views of thick forest we cross Budhi Gandaki and rise tenderly up to Tibetan-run lodge Namrung, views of mountains while trekking from Ghap to Lho. Then the trail goes to broad pastures land to the prehistoric Lihi village and movingdown the Lidanda Glaciers we will reach the striking Tibetan village of Sho. On the way to Lho, the extravagant views of Ngadi Chuli and Manaslu itself mesmerizes the trekkers. We set up camp in Lho, sprawling village decorated with many prayer flags, in the yard of a small lodge and Gomba. Sunset and sunrise from the camp are breathtaking.

Day 11: Trek Lho to Sama Gaon (3525m)
The track takes us to new Gomba and then climb to the peaceful Tibetan settlement of Shayla with astonishing peak scenery. Then, the treks moves through the typical alpine leading us to Pung Gyan Gomba, through the fields and finally to the 500 years old settlement Sama Gaon. Dzongka Dzong (fortress) at the border of Tibet, a few days walk from Sama Gaon, as late as the 1940's until it was taken over by Gorkhas in the late 19th century. In the afternoon, you can trek up to the old Gomba settlement above town, and to wander the streets of the fascinating Sama Gaon village.

Day 12: Hike to Manaslu Base Camp and Explore day in Sama Gaon for acclimatization
We have a rest day in Sama Gaon for becoming accustomed with the environment. Today you can explore the village and Gombas. On the other hand, you can hike towards Manalsu Base Camp where we'll have eye-catching views of the lake, glacier and valley. A different option is a hike up to Pung Gyen Gompa, at 3870 meters and witness unique natural beauty.

Day 13: Sama Gaun - Samdo (3850m)
We leave behind Sama Gaon through the long Mani walls and Chorten at Kermo Kharka then move down to the Budi Gandaki and explore old herding settlement of Samdo inhabitants, Tibetan. This is trading point of China and India in long time ago. You will be seeing people herding their yaks, sheep and goats, training their horses and planting barley. Camp tonight in Samdo.

Day 14: Trek Samdo - Dharamsala High Camp (Larkya Phedi) (4460m)
From Samdo, the trail leads us to the old trade route towards Tibet. We cross a bridge, and go up through the trade markets of Larkya bazaar. After about three hours of hiking passing through glaciers, with more and more awesome vista, we come to the campsite at Dharamsala, the high camp for the Larkya La pass which is surrounded by magnificent mountains panorama and blue sheep territory, grazing nearby on the infertile hill-sides.

Day 15: Trek Larkey Phadi - via Larkya La (5,160m) - Bimphedi (3590m)
We begin our track which goes to north side of the Larkya Glaciers where we have sights of Cho Danda and then of Larkya Peak. Then walking about approximately four hours we will get on the top of the Larkya La (4930m), view of superb mountains; Himlung Himal (7126ms), Cheo Himal (6820m), Gyagi Kung, Kang Kuru (6981m) and the Annapurna II (7937m). The fall is vertical, through moraines, towards Bhimphedi. We move down smooth track following the glacial moraine finally to the Bimphedi.

Day 16: Trek Bimphadi - Tilje (2300m)
Today the path moves down along the fig tree and rhododendrons through the stony river-bed and descending hill-sides to several small lush villages. Ultimately, the scenic dat takes us to the large village of Tilje, inhabitants of mix of Manangis and Chettris. Here, we see in front marks of Annapurna Circuit Trekking board.

Day 17: Trek Tilje - Tal (1680m)
From Tilje the Dudh Khola through bamboo forests down to Dharapani we perceive an impressive Tibetan village with prayer flags waves at the gompa in Thongje on the old Annapurna trail. Moving further to the south on the main Annapurna Circuit trail, and following down the Marsyangdi River, we cross bridge twice to reach the small village of Karte. And, we slide down along the cliff rocky trail before crossing the Marsyangdi river.  Then, we witness the large plain and waterfall at scenic Tal (lake). We will make our campsite on the grassy lawn of the last tea-house in Tal.

Day 18: Trek Tal - Syange (110m) and drive - Besi Sahar (825m)
On this day we steadily walk down along the Masyangdi riverside, Tal Phedi and small teahouses at Sattale through the green forest and wild Mariana to the another suspension bridge nearby Chamje with a eye-catching cascade. Now, we descent through the woods, that takes us to the attractive paved village of Jagat, after that we arrive at the small village of Syange, and drive to Besi Sahar where we set up our last camp.

Day 19: Drive Besi Sahar to Kathmandu
This morning we will return back to Kathmandu with our picturesque driving. We got to travel 106 km to reach Pokhara from Besi Sahar and 170 km to reach Kathmandu. And, we will take you back to the hotel in Kathmandu.

  • 19 days package to the Manaslu base camp.
  • Different people like Gurung, Tibeto-Burman people who follow Buddhism with Hindu influences.
  • Visit rural villages and Buddhist monasteries with amazing views of mountain.
  • Guided by the experienced local guide and we will be staying at the tea houses during our trek.
  • Pre and post monsoon is the best time to visit as the days will be warmer with less snow.


  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop facility by private tourist vehicle.
  • Standard twin sharing accommodation in a two star hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Lodges, Guest house accommodation during the trek.  (16 nights in a local lodge/teahouse while on trekking)
  • Trekking Map
  • 2  nights in Kathmandu with Breakfast
  • NTA licensed English speaking guide.
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag and all necessary trekking gears on HIRE.
  • An experienced licensed holder Guide and Needed Porters as per as your group size. (MOSTLY 2 guest=1 porter)
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
  • FAREWELL dinner program in typical Nepali surrounding.
  • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
  • Official expenses.


  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.  (Requires approximately USD 15 to 30 per person per day)
  • Lunch and Dinner while on Trekking. 
  • Extra Nights Hotel in Kathmandu
  • All conservation area and cultural heritage site entrance fees in city
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Any expense of personal nature.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks.
  • Personal trekking Equipment.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver. (TIPS ARE ONLY EXPECTED NOT MANDATORY )
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on 'Inclusive cost heading’.

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