Manaslu Trek: Information & Iteneary -Visit nepal 2020
Manaslu Trek

Manaslu Trek is one of the many fascinating and challenging Trekking in Nepal. The reward for those adventurous trekkers taking on challenge of doing the round Manaslu trek is a tremendous alpine enjoy.  Officially opened in 1992, this location provides an aggregate of unsurpassed splendor, rich way of life history and natural variety. Travelling around Manaslu provides a unique chance to experience a reasonably “unblemished” area of Nepal as well as the beauty of nature along the border of and China. Manaslu Trek is truly one of the outstanding Trekking in Nepal, an expedition of amazing ethnic and scenic variety, breathtaking of Mt. Manaslu (8,163 m) itself, Mt. Himalchuli, Mt. Ganesh Himal, and various other mountains including 10 peaks over 6500 meters. The trek takes you through lovely panorama and beautiful vegetation. Manaslu Conservation area is the primary focal element of this expedition. Having an altitudinal and climatic variation, the Manaslu Trek provides a habitat for animals and plant life of all ecological zones: tropical, sub-tropical, temperate, alpine and sub-alpine

The trip around Manaslu region’s legendary mountains is satisfying and also a bit hard. Beginning from Gorkha Budi Gandaki Valley River, you will be passing through snowbound Larkya La pass (5213m). Snow covered peaks with heights over 6500 meters. Once off the snow, the descent takes us through alpine then tropical regions, full of ferns, pine trees, bamboo, waterfalls and blue lakes laced with cotton-white beaches. You go through amazing as well as one of a kind Buddhist village of Samagaon, Sirdibas, and Samdo and pass via the numb valley to descend to Marsyangdi valley and eventually reach Besisahara.

The area falls under restricted area in Nepal, so the area is less traveled. The trek takes you to some beautiful and astonishing places like Macchakhola( 930m/3051ft), Philim( 1570m/5150ft), Ghap( 2050m/6725ft), Lho( 3180m/10433ft), Namrung( 2660m/8727ft), Samagaun( 3525m/11564ft), Samdo( 3690m/12106ft), Dharmasala( 4470m/14665ft), Larke La( 5160m/16929ft), Bhimtang( 3800m/12467ft) and back to departure. The trekkers are welcomed warmly.

Manaslu area gets few trekkers compared to other more popular trekking areas in Nepal, this trek goes around the entire Manaslu providing you a good opportunity to explore the entire variety of Nepal’s cultural and herbal variation. Manaslu trek can be very rewarded with the fascinating environment and remarkable custom and tradition of the primitive population of the Manaslu area. One of a kind of trek, from the Hindu, dominated hills to the Tibetan population in high mountain and superb vista of ManasluHimal and neighboring peaks.

What type of mountain is Manaslu?

Manaslu (also called Kutang) is the 8th highest peak in the word. It lies 40 miles east of Annapurna and dominates Gurkha massif. The Peak’s lengthy ridges and valley glaciers offer viable access from all directions, and it ends up in a peak that towers outstandingly above its surrounding outlook and is a prevailing aspect when seen from afar. This mountain was previously called Kutan l. ‘tang’ means flat land in Tibetan, thus describing the peaks general summit. Later on, the name was changed to Manaslu, which is originated from the Sanskrit word Manasa and also can be translated as Mountain of the Spirit.

How high is Manaslu?

Manaslu is a very tall mountain with a height of 8,156 meters (26,759 feet) and is the 8th tallest mountain in the world. Because its favorable topography of glacial valleys and lengthy ridges, Manaslu provides several paths to mountaineers. Notable surrounding peaks include NgadiChuli (7,871m), Himalchuli (7,893m), and BaudhaHimal (6,672m)

How dangerous is Manaslu?

Manaslu had the 54th-deadliest avalanche in history with an estimated death toll of 10. Out of 8000-meter range mountains, Manaslu is considered as one of the less technically difficult mountain and like Cho Oyu, it is viewed as a precursor for the Everest. The successful summit is less than 350 but about 55 deaths making Manaslu a deadly climb.

How long is the Manaslu Trek?

The Manaslu Trek typically takes 19 days to complete. Here is the itinerary for the typical Manaslu trek

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel

Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu

Day 03: Arughat to Sotikhola (710m)

Day 04: Sotikhola to Khorlabesi (900m)

Day 05: Khorlabesi to Jagat (1410m)

Day 06: Jagat to Serchung (1650m)

Day 07: Serchung to Ghap (2380m)

Day 08: Ghap to Lho (3180m), 6 hours trek.

Day 09: Lho to SamaGaun (3360m)

Day 10: Rest at Samagoun

Day 11: Samagoun to Samdo (3780m), 5 hours trek.

Day 12: Samdo to Dharamsala (4480m), 4 hours trek.

Day 13: Dharamsala to Larkya pass (5213m) Bhimtang

Day 14: Bimthang to Dharapani (1890m)

Day 15: Dharapani to Jagat

Day 16: Jagat to Bahundanda.

Day 17: Bahundanda to Besishahar

Day 18: Besishahar to Kathmandu

Day 19: Onward Departure

How many miles is the Manaslu Trek?

The distance you will be trekking in Manaslu trek is about 180km (111 miles) which might sound like a lot but is not. The hiking distance is divided into hiking days with an average of 4-5 hours of daily walk.

How prominent is Manaslu?

Manaslu at 8156 meters is the 80th most prominent mountain in the world. It is also famous for its teahouses. The teahouses are operated by the local people. Local individuals generate income by offering foods and accommodation for trekkers for a small price. The tiny tea- houses make this trek a lot more renowned. Trekkers can have a cup of hot tea and rest there. Likewise, visitors enjoy their stay there as they get the chance to explore their way of living closely.


Manaslu Trek Highlights.

  • The jaw-dropping natural elegance of forests, rivers, and vegetation of the Manaslu region.
  • The cultural wealth of the area which includes both Nepalese and Tibetan ethnic groups and the friendly people.
  • The highest point in the trek, Larky La Pass (5167 meters)
  • Spectacular views of Manaslu, Himlung Himal, CheoHimal, Gyaji Kang, Nemjung and Kang Guru, as well as Annapurna II.The wealth of wildlife including Tahr (Mountain Goat), Pika (Highest living Mammal), Agali (Blue Sheep), Himalayan Marmots and also, if you are fortunate Snow Leopard.

About Author

Shailesh Pokharel
Nepal Trekking Routes Pvt. Ltd. was registered in 2013 as a trekking company with the Department of Tourism and Department of Company Registration. It is a licensed trekking agency with the permission to operate trekking and tourism activities in any part of Nepal. With head office located in Kathmandu, Nepal Trekking Routes team is headed by Mr. Shailesh Pokharel, who has over a decade-long experience working as a Trekking Guide in the Himalayas. He has provided his unique expertise to clients from North America, Europe, South East Asia, Pacific, Africa and South America. Now, under his guidance, a team of highly experienced trekking guides have joined forces to start Nepal Trekking Routes Pvt. Ltd. Unlike other mushrooming trekking agencies in Nepal, Nepal Trekking Routes believes in showcasing Nepal in a much more intimate and personalized way. We believe in offering personalized services at competitive prices. There will be no compromise on the level and quality of services we offer and the hospitality will remain the same for each of our client.