Manaslu Trek

16 Days

Trip highlights:

  • Enjoy the views of the jaw-dropping mountains of Mt Manaslu, Himlung Himal, and Cheo Himal.
  • Trek across the Manaslu Conservation Area.
  • Enchanting forest and captivating villages of the Manaslu region.
  • Unraveling the culture of Tsum, Nubri, and Tibetan communities.


Embark on an off-the-beaten-track to rejoice with the nature that quenches the thirst for the classic trek seekers. Manaslu Trek can be the best choice for those who prefer isolated trekking experience. Mt. Manaslu (8156m), the eighth highest peak in the world, fills the delightful journey with its breathtaking sceneries. Similarly, the ancient culture of Tibetan communities, along with the native Tsum and Nubri groups, is another highlight on the trek.


After you arrive in Kathmandu, you will drive across the Prithvi Highway and reach Soti Khola. The trek starts from Soti Khola around an altitude of 730m. Then, you begin to follow the Budhi Gandaki River and head north through various Magar villages. Passing Maccha Khola and Jagat, the trail enters Tsum Valley for a short while. Next, you will trek to Deng and continue further to Namrung. From the vantage point of Namrung, you will get to see the majestic views of Mt. Ganesh Himal, Mt. Shringi, Himalchuli, and many other mountains. The next destination on the trek is Sama Gaon, which houses Nubri communities and their remarkable culture and lifestyle. Then, you will continue the trekking towards the Manaslu Base Camp at an altitude of 4460m. From the base camp, you can savor the majestic panorama of the Manaslu, Cheo, and Himlung Himal ranges. After exploring the base camp, you will retrace your way to Arughat. The trekking route is strenuous but also rewarding once you reach the destination. The trek is 16 days long. You will require a trekking permit to access the Manaslu trek route. As solo trekkers are not allowed in this route, the minimum group of two people is required. The peak seasons for trekking in this region are spring (March-May) and autumn (September – November).


Brown Bear Trails Pvt. Ltd. is committed to delightful customer service, ensuring the fulfillment of clients’ needs. We provide local guides to accompany you on the trek who can communicate well in English. We prioritize the convenience of our clients, taking care of accommodation and transportation.


As you arrive at Tribhuvan Airport, our driver will pick you up and escort you to the hotel where they will greet and welcome you. Our staff will provide a quick briefing about the trekking plans during your dinner in the hotel.

You will enjoy the breakfast in the hotel, watching the view of Kathmandu valley. If you wish to take a walk in the streets, there are various places for quick sightseeing tours around the town. Explore some excellent eateries in the vicinity, some local courtyards, durbar squares, and many more. Meanwhile, you will also prepare for the trip and shop for any essentials on the trek.

After breakfast, our staff will drive you on a private vehicle along the highway towards Soti Khola, a hilltop village in Dhading. You will pass through rural communities, green hillsides, and terrace land. The road will eventually lead to remote pathways as you enjoy the sights of Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh, and Langtang Himal ranges. After trekking for a couple of hours, you will reach Soti Khola.

In the early morning, you will start the trek towards Machha Khola, where you pass beautiful waterfalls, cliff ridges, forests, and rivers. You will cross the bridge over Budhi Gandaki River and head through a forest. Finally, the trail settles at the Gurung village of Lapubesi. Then, you will cross over the suspension bridge towards Machha Khola, where you will be staying the night.

After breakfast in Machha Khola, you will begin the trek to Jagat village. In this trek, you will pass through the beautiful gorges alongside the river. You will stop for a quick break at Tatopani, a place famous for hot spring water. From here, you will catch another ridge to climb towards Dobhan crossing the bridge over Budhi Gandaki. You will climb towards the ridge and followed by Jagat village.

First, you will leave for Deng from Jagat. You will begin the trek to Salleri and then down to Sirdibas. Eventually, the route becomes steep with quiet gorges, and you will head towards the Budhi Gandaki River. Then, you'll trek along the dense Bamboo forest to reach the Deng River. Crossing over a bridge, you will reach Deng, where you can enjoy the local culture for the rest of the day.

You’ll start trek to Namrung village as you traverse through lush vegetation, alpine forests, and several villages with the view of mountains. Once you pass Prok, you continue the journey through rivers followed by dense forest and narrow gorges. Finally, you will enter the Manaslu Conservation Area with amazing floras and faunas. Then, you’ll take a steep climb to reach Namrung village where you’ll stay the night.

After breakfast in Namrung, you'll head towards Samagaon accompanied by a splendid view of Mt. Ganesh (7422m), Mt Himal Chuli (7863m), and Mt. Shringi (7161m). You'll pass through quaint villages of Sho, Lho, and Shyala with many stupas around. You will also get to explore the famous Ribung Gompa in Shyala village. You will arrive at Samagaon where you stay the night and prepare for another day.

You will enjoy the breakfast at Samagaon with the magnificent view of the mountains such as Mt. Manaslu (8163m), Mt. Ganesh (7422m), Mt. Himal Chuli (7863m), and many more. You will also get to enjoy the splendid view of Tibetan plateaus. You can rest and relax at Samagaon or, if you wish to take an optional hike around, you can explore the Nubri community. Likewise, you can also explore the ancient monastery, Pung Gyen Gompa. Alternatively, you can also hike to the Manaslu Base Camp and enjoy the views of the Manaslu and Himalchuli ranges.

After breakfast, descend to the Budhi Gandaki River. It then leads to an accessible path just above the river shaded by birch and juniper forest. The distance from Samagaon to Samdo is not far. Breathtaking views of Manaslu, Buddhist Gumba, glaciers, lakes, and rural villages add to hiking fun. At the same time, you can enjoy the biodiversity of Manaslu. Overnight stay in a tented camp.

Leaving Samdo, you will begin hiking uphill towards Dharamsala High Camp. The trail begins with a short descent to a small bridge and then climbs again through Larkya Bazaar near the Larkya Glacier. After a 3-4 hours’ hike, you will arrive at Dharamsala, a famous camping site in the region. Overnight stay in a tented camp.

Today will be a long day as you leave Dharamsala and cross the Larkya La Pass to reach the village of Bimthang. Walk close to Larkya glacier for beautiful views of Cho Danda, then head to the top of the pass. From the summit, panoramic views of Kang Guru, Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Gyaji Kang, and Annapurna II spread out. The downhill trail leads directly to Bimthang village.

Continue downhill from Bimthang through dense forest to reach Hampuk and Goa village. On the way to Tilije, you will pass a river and several villages. The village is primarily home to the indigenous Gurung tribe. You can also visit Tilije Gumba.

Passing through the beautiful villages, crossing the bridges over the Dudh Koshi River, and passing through the many Mani walls, you arrive at Thonje Village. The trail then leads to a checkpoint. After a few hours of walking, you will arrive at Dharapani, the entrance to the Annapurna Circuit. From Dharapani, you will take a jeep or bus to Besisahar. It takes about 4-5 hours.

From here, you will continue driving for almost 6 hours. On the way to Kathmandu, you will drive along the Trishuli River and many colorful villages. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, we will drive you to your hotel.

Day 16 :

After breakfast in the hotel and depending on your airport schedule, our staff will take you to Tribhuvan Airport. And we will bid you a farewell and a warm welcome to continue to travel with us for your next adventure.

Cost Includes

  • All arrival and departure from the airport to the hotel and back on private cars, coaches, or buses as per the group size.
  • Accommodation in 3-star class hotels on a bed and breakfast basis as well in twin sharing basis rooms.
  • Drive to soti Khola by jeep, Darapani to Besishar by local jeep, and Besishar to Kathmandu by to urist bus-cars or coach included as per group size.
  • Full board on trekking with breakfast-lunch-afternoon refreshments with dinner includes twin sharing rooms in a lodge on route treks and long tours.
  • Applicable Trekking Information Management Systems permits (TIMS) with Conservation.
  • All tours and treks are accompanied by guides-staff and porters. like yaks or mules), all wages, meals, accommodation, and transportation facilities with Insurance against medical and accidents.
  • we provide sleeping bags and down jackets also with comprehensive medical kits carried by our guides and staff. Sleeping bags, and down jackets might include depending upon trip cost.
  • First Aid and Comprehensive Medical Kit carried by our guides on all treks and climbs.
  • Special Permits on Restricted Areas Treks.

Cost Excludes

  • International air-fare, Personal medical / travel insurance and Nepal visa fees.
  • Expenses of individual nature drinks, laundry, telephone bills, gratitude and meals in city areas Kathmandu.
  • On treks, laundry, recharge of electronic items and hot-showers.
  • Personal Trekking-Climbing gear and equipment’s including down jackets-sleeping bags.
  • Single Supplement on hotel rooms as well on trek in lodge where clients should inform ahead on booking with extra charge on booking single private rooms where available.
  • Emergency evacuation by any means of transportations including immediate Helicopter services if required on accidents, sickness and personal problems.
  • Early return from the tour or treks will not be entertainment with refund, where client should borne all the expenses incurred including accompany guide-porters services.
  • Gratitude / Tipping at the end of treks and climbs.

FAQ’S (Frequently Asked Questions):

01: When is the best time for Around Mt. Manaslu via Barphak?

The best time for Around Mt. Manaslu via Barphak is spring from March to May, and autumn/fall begins from September to early November. These are the best times for pleasant walks and views.

02: How long is the trek is it a fixed departures?

The total days from arrival to final departure is 19 nights and 20 days, but the trekking portion is of 14 nights and 15 days. Yes, it is a fixed departure, where dates are in progress. But we run and organize for private groups as well a minimum of 2-3 persons. Where the single person is not allowed as Manaslu falls in a Restricted Area where a minimum of 2 people needs to join. Includes special trekking permits to enter Upper Manaslu.

03: What types of accommodation and food available on treks?

Accommodation in local lodges is simple but nice, clean and cozy but smaller rooms. But at Dharmasala at the bottom of Larke-La pass, in peak season where some trekkers have to spend nights in tented camp. The foods are nice in most large villages lodge and guest house. Serving Continental, Chinese, Indian, Tibetan, and Nepal meals as per the menu provided. Some lodges also provide fresh bakery items also. The main preferred meal is Nepali Dal Bhat (boiled rice and lentil soup with seasonal vegetables and homemade hot sauce or mild pickle.
In large groups served set meals to make it easier as well to save time and fuel energy.

04: How high does the trek reaches to from what altitude?

The trek starts from low as 1,910 m at Barphak village and down to Khola Besi 975 m high. As the trek progresses reaching above 3,000 m and crosses the highest point 5,106 on top Larke-La Pass.

05: Is there places with electricity for charging electronic items?

Every village has hydroelectricity power, and some smaller settlements like Dharmasala, Bhimthang, and Goha have solar power. Where trekkers can charge their electronic items by paying a fee per hour per item charged to the lodge owner.

06: Can we get hot showers and single room on treks?

Yes, nearly all villages provide hot or cold showers and bathe with hot water in a large bucket. Extra charge for using the hot shower and bathing.

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