Manaslu Trek

Trip Facts
  • Duration14 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Destination Nepal
  • Max Altitude 5,160m / 16,925ft
  • Accommodation 3-star Hotel, Lodge
  • Meals B,L & D
  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu - Kathmandu
  • Activity Trekking
  • Best Season Mar-May, Sep-Nov


  • Experience stunning mountain views of Manaslu, the eighth-highest mountain in the world.
  • Explore unique cultural experiences as you pass through traditional villages like Samagaon.
  • Challenge yourself with high-altitude passes, including the Larkya La Pass, which offers breathtaking views of the mountains and landscapes.
  • Escape the crowds and enjoy a peaceful trekking experience on the less crowded Manaslu Trekking route.
  • Embark on an adventure as you cross high-altitude passes and hike through challenging terrains.
  • Encounter wildlife such as snow leopards, Himalayan tahr, and musk deer in the Manaslu Conservation Area.
  • Experience an authentic rural lifestyle and culture with homestays and local food on the Manaslu Trek.

Manaslu Trekking is a relatively new and unspoiled trekking route located in the Manaslu region of Nepal. The trek takes you through some of the most beautiful and remote landscapes in the Himalayas, including high mountain passes, deep gorges, and beautiful forests. 

The trek begins from the town of Arughat, located in the Gorkha district, about a 7-8 hour drive from Kathmandu. From Arughat, you trek through the beautiful Soti Khola valley, passing through several traditional villages and beautiful rice fields. The trail gradually ascends towards the Larkya La Pass, which is the highest point of the trek at an altitude of 5,135 meters.

The trek offers stunning views of the Manaslu range, including Manaslu, the eighth highest mountain in the world. You will also trek through beautiful forests, including the rhododendron and bamboo forests, and cross several high-altitude passes, such as the Larkya La Pass, which provides breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains.

One of the highlights of the trek is the opportunity to explore the unique culture and traditions of the local people. The trek takes you through several traditional villages, including Samagaon, which is home to the Manaslu Conservation Area Project headquarters. Here you can visit the local monasteries, interact with the locals, and learn about their way of life.

The best time to undertake Manaslu Trekking is from March to May and from September to November when the weather is dry and pleasant. 

Manaslu Trekking is a great trek for those who want to experience the beauty of the Himalayas in a less crowded and off-the-beaten-path route. The trek offers stunning views of the mountains, unique cultural experiences, and beautiful landscapes, making it an ideal option for those who want an adventurous and authentic trekking experience.


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  • Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Cost Includes
  • Airport Pickup & Drop-off in a private vehicle 
  • Welcome dinner at a fine restaurant
  • 3-star Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with Breakfast
  • Manaslu Permit (MCAP)
  • Trekkers' Information Management Systems (TIMS) card
  • Manaslu Special Permit
  • Experienced and government-licensed Trekking Guide 
  • Porters (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • KTM - Machha Khola and Tal - KTM jeep ride 
  • All standard meals during the trek
  • Lodge accommodation during the trek (with Twin-sharing/Double basis)
  • Wages, accommodation, meals & insurance of all the Nepali staffs 
  • Farewell dinner at a fine restaurant
Cost Excludes
  • International flight fare
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Alchoholic beverages & bottled mineral water 
  • Personal expenses during trekking: snacks, Wi-Fi, boiled water etc. 
  • Travel insurance of the trekkers
  • Emergency helicopter evacuation 
  • Tips for guide and porters 

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