Manaslu Base Camp Trek

manaslu base camp trek

Some Highlights of Manaslu trip 

-Experience the amazing view of more than ten peaks which is over 6,500 m and also a few of them over 7,000m.

-Witness the historical Buddhist monuments, experience the local people and beautiful rural village, see the amazing tradition, culture, and art of the residents.

-Fascinating flora and fauna, high glacier lakes, Natural scenery, and majestic top Himalayan ranges make the route most amazing event in life.

-Trekking towards the Manaslu conservation area which extents about the size of 1,663 sq. km.

Manaslu base camp trek is the adventure trekking with all types of cultural wonders and incredible nature. It is the base of the mountain called Manaslu in the district of Gorkha which is inside the Manaslu conservation area. It is made up of the area of  1,663 sq. km in the hills Mandiri which is at the ranges of elevation from 1,400m to the Manaslu region at the height of 8,156 m. Manaslu base trek offers the stunning views of other mountains that surround it. Some of them are Ganesh Himal, Manaslu Himal, Lamjung Himal, and Shringi. Due to the ultimate variation in the different altitudes of the region with beautiful flora and fauna that includes the different snow leopard, rare and endangered animals and lastly many of blue sheep. 

Talking about the different cultures and the tradition of this place or the destination is such a beautiful and completely amazing than another one in the different parts of the world. There is also a Tibet village in this destination, beautifully made Gompas, a variety of stones with a dynamic Tibetan script that is carved in them, Chorten and different large numbers of prayers. They are quite mysterious and completely different for travelers from another part of the world and we are already rich in the significance of traditions and culture. In this destination, the best and amazing discoveries during the adventurous trek are that every individual can experience both of the religious Buddhists and Hindus which are in the form of residing in this place. 

Talking about the people and the harmony relation between the individuals and the culture is perfect and can be appreciated with memorable for the tourists traveling such a destination.

There are also Typical Tibetian style houses and the villages which have a very peaceful appeal to this place which is almosts far away from the city lights and the beautiful stars that is suddenly seem to have the multiplied of many times. This area is almost less popular but equally important than others, so as to reasons who are looking for the serene of the wilderness with a minimally disturbed culture tat they welcome in a trek. Keep in mind that this trek requires the long stretches of hiking with almost strenuous at times. In the end, it is good for all those with good physical abilities and fitness. so never miss the chance to explore the Manaslu trekking trail to get new experience in life. 

Manaslu Base Camp Trek Detail Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. Upon arrival and transfer you to a hotel for the overnight stay. Kathmandu lies at the altitude of 1300m, itself a high altitude for some tourists. Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal and has a unique culture. Kathmandu is also known as the ‘City of Temple’.

Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour and preparation

On the second day of the trip, you will have the sightseeing of Kathmandu valley. First of all, we will visit Kathmandu Durbar square where you can find many temples and experience the busy life of locals and then we will go shopping for the further trek and take some rest at the hotel if needed. And in the evening we will visit Pashupatinath ‘the holiest Hindu temple’. Overnight stay at the same hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Arughat (670m/2,198 ft) –to Soti Khola (710m/2,330ft): 8-9 hrs drive \135km

The tour for Manaslu Circuit begins from the 8 to 9 hours drive to Soti Khola via Arughat. On the way to Soti Khola, you can catch the best landscape views from your window seat. En route, you can stop for lunch or short break at many rest stops. Overnight stay at one of the lodges at Soti Khola.

Day 04: Soti Khola to Machha Khola (890m/2,920ft): 6-7 hrs\ 14km,

On this day we will start the real trekking for Manaslu Base Camp. After breakfast at Soti Khola, we will trek to the rocky and narrow route from Soti Khola to Machha Khola. The way to Machha Khola is full of amazing countryside views, rivers, waterfalls Gurung and Ghale villages, forest and many more. On the route, you will encounter hundreds of mules. Walking for 6 to 7 hours we will reach Machha Khola which is at the altitude of 2920ft. Overnight stay at Machha Khola.

Day 05: Machha Khola to Dobhan (1,000m/3,280ft): 6-7 hrs \11km

On this day we will be walking across the twisting road on the bank of Buri Gandaki river to reach Dobhan. Machha Khola to Dobhan trek distance is 11km and we can reach there by trekking for 6 to 7 hours via Tatopani where you can take a bath in a natural hot spring. Dobhan lies at an elevation of 3289ft above sea level. In this trek, you will get the opportunity to explore the rare and endangered wildlife in the region such as Himalayan fox, Wild dog, Musk deer, and others. Overnight stay at Dobhan.

Day 06: Dobhan to Philim (1,590m/5,216ft): 6-7 hrs\10km

After breakfast at Dobhan, we will continue our trek to the north until we reach Jagat, the place of stone flag street. The rocky trail from Jagat is full of amazing views of Shringi Himal and reaches the village of Philim. The trek from Dobhan to Philim takes 6 to 7 hours. Philim is situated at the altitude of 5216ft above sea level. Overnight stay at Philim.

Day 07: Philim to Lokpa (2,240m/7,350ft) to Chumling (2,360m/7,750ft): 6-7 hrs\10km

After breakfast at Philim, we will continue our trek to Chumling with 6 to 7 hours of walk. While trekking from Philim to Chumling we will come across the Lokpa at the altitude of 7350ft which offers the beautiful landscape and Gurung villages. Furthur walking from Lokpa, you will reach Chumling which is at the elevation of 7750ft.

Day 08: Deng to Namrung (2,660m/8,725ft): 6-7 hrs\12km

The higher you go the better view you will get. After breakfast at Namrung, we will walk down the river and climb up to the village of Rangoon. Walking a bit more we will reach Bhimphedi for the brief sightseeing. From here we can see two villages Ghap and Prok villages. Since we are doing Manaslu Base Camp we will continue from Ghap village and then to Namrung. Here we can see the majestic view of Ganesh, Jungal, Siring mountains. Overnight stay at Namrung.

Day 09: Namrung to Lho (3,180m/10,430ft): 3-4hrs/ 4km

After walking for 3 to 4 from Namrung we will reach Lho which is at the altitude of 10,430ft. The route involves crossing the Budhi Gandaki river and walking along the beautiful forest. The total distance you will have to cover from Namrung to Lho is 11 kilometers.

Day 10: Lho to Sama Gaon (3,530m/11,578ft): 5-6 hrs\8km

Today we will trek from Lho to Sama Gaon covering 18 kilometers. You can buy some snacks to eat on the way. You will have to do a short hike of only about two hours towards Shyala village. We will also visit the Pungyen monastery and many Chortens along the route to Samagaon. Overnight stay at Samagaon.

Day 11: Sama: Rest and exploration day: Birendra Tal / Pungyen Gompa / Manaslu Base Camp

Samagaon is a beautiful village which lies at an altitude of about 11,578ft. Technically, it is an ideal point for rest and acclimatization in the Manaslu trek circuit. Samagaon is comparatively bigger among the other villages with more facilitates us with multiple short hiking the view. Some hiking you can do today is:
Birendra Tal and back at 2 hours
Pungyen gompa and back at 4 to5 hours
Manaslu Base camp and back 5 to 6-hour moderate hike

Day 12: Sama to Samdo (3,860m/12,660ft): 3-4 hrs\8km

With the rising altitude, we will do a shorter trek to Samdo Village. We will trek to Samdo by enjoying nature and sceneries. If we start, we can reach there in about Lunchtime. On the way to Samdo, we can see the majestic Manalu peak. Acclimatization is essential for successful trekking. Hence this hike will help you with that acclimatization purpose. Overnight stay at Samdo

Day 13: Samdo to Larkya Phedi/Dharamsala (4,460m/14,628ft): 3-5 hrs/7km

On this day we will be gradually uphill with some steep sections to reach Dharamsala/Larkya Phedi which lies at the altitude of 14,628ft. This trek will take about 3 to 5 hours. The snow-capped mountains lead ultimately to Mount Manaslu that is closed as we move towards Dharamsala. Once here prepare for the climb to Larkya Phedi the following day. Overnight stay at Dharamsala.

Day 14: Dharamsala to Larkya La (5,160m/16,930ft) – Bimthang (3,720m/12,201ft): 7-9 hrs\12km

Today, we will do the Larkya la pass today and will be passing by the highest point of Manaslu trek that is 16,930ft. The route will be snow-covered which will be a bit challenging. From the Pass, we can see an incredible 360degree view of Himalayas like Manaslu, Kang guru, Annapurna II, Cheo Himal. After some time in Pass, we will walk downhill to Bimthang (12,201ft). Overnight stay in Bimthang.

Day 15: Bimthang to Gho (2,515m/8,250ft): 5-6 hrs\12km

Bimthang provides the best views of the majestic landscape in Manaslu and a chance to explore the mountain lifestyle. The trail from Bimthang to gho has a smooth trail. The trial offers a wonderful landscape as you will shift from Alpine patches to subtropical forests. It takes 5 to 6 hours to reach from Bimthang to Gho. overnight stay at Gho

Day 16: Gho to Dharapani (1,920m/6,300ft): 3-4 hrs\8km

This is the last day of your Manaslu circuit trek where we will trek from Gho to Dharapani. In this trek you can see numbers of small villages and hilly terrace farmlands. The trek from Gho to Dharapani takes 3 to 4 hours per 8km. Overnight stay at Dharapani.

Day 17: Dharapani to Besisahar (760m/2,495ft) to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft): 7-8hrs\190km

After breakfast at Dharapani, we will go to Besisahar and then to Kathmandu. It takes 7 to 8 hours to drive to Kathmandu from Dharapani via Besisahar. Overnight stay at Kathmandu.

Day 18: Final departure

This is the last day of your tour, you can visit restaurants, pubs, monuments near your hotel in your leisure time. We will pick you up from your hotels and transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport couple of hours before your flight.

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Manaslu Base Camp Trek