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Manaslu Trekking

Manaslu circuit trekking

Manaslu Trekking is a popular trekking destination in Nepal, offering a challenging and culturally rich journey around the eighth-highest mountain in the world, Mount Manaslu. The trek takes you through remote villages, lush landscapes, and diverse ecosystems. Here are some key points about Manaslu Trekking:


  • Region: Manaslu is located in the Gorkha District of Nepal, in the western part of the country.
  • Starting Point: The trek typically starts from the town of Arughat or Soti Khola.


  1. Scenic Beauty: The trek provides stunning views of snow-capped peaks, deep gorges, and picturesque landscapes.
  2. Cultural Diversity: You’ll encounter a mix of ethnic communities, including Gurungs, Sherpas, and Tamangs. Villages like Samagaon and Samdo offer insights into the local culture and traditions.
  3. Manaslu Conservation Area: The trek passes through the Manaslu Conservation Area, home to diverse flora and fauna, including the elusive snow leopard.
  4. Larke Pass: One of the major highlights is crossing the Larke Pass (Larke La) at an altitude of 5,160 meters (16,930 feet), providing breathtaking panoramic views.
  5. Buddhist Monasteries: The region is dotted with Buddhist monasteries, chortens, and prayer flags, offering a glimpse into the religious practices of the local communities.
  6. Less Crowded: Compared to the Everest and Annapurna regions, Manaslu Trekking is less crowded, providing a more serene and secluded experience.


  • A special permit is required to trek in the Manaslu region, and trekkers are usually required to be part of a guided group.


  • The trek typically takes around 14 to 17 days, depending on the chosen itinerary and acclimatization needs.

Best Time to Visit:

  • The best time for Manaslu Trekking is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) when the weather is stable, and the views are clear.


  • Manaslu Trekking is considered moderately challenging, requiring good physical fitness and acclimatization due to the high altitudes.


  • Adequate acclimatization is crucial to avoid altitude sickness.
  • Proper gear, including warm clothing and a good pair of trekking boots, is essential.
  • Ensure you have the required permits and travel with a licensed guide.

Before embarking on the Manaslu Trek, it’s advisable to check for any updates on regulations, weather conditions, and other relevant information. Always prioritize safety and respect the local culture and environment during your trek.


Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu 1,345 m and then transfer to respective Hotels
Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu to prepare the permits
Day 03: Drive to  Machha-Khola 930m – 06 hrs.
Day 04: Trek to Jagat 1,410m – 06 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Dyang 1,800 m – 06 hrs
Day 06: Trek to Namrung  2540 m – 06 hrs
Day 07: Trek to Sama-Gaon 3,530 m – 06 hrs.
Day 08:Rest Day for acclimatization and local excursion to scenic viewpoints.
Day 09:Trek to Samdo 3,860 m – 04 hrs
Day 10: Trek to Dharamsala  4,470 m – 04 hrs.
Day 11: Cross Larkya-la 5,106 m and to Bimthang 3,720 m – 08 hrs
Day 12: Trek to Dharapani 1,860 m – 06 hrs.
Day 13: Drive to Kathmandu and then transfer to your hotels – 06 hrs.
Day 14: International departure for homeward bound or to respective countries