Around Manaslu trek begins by sightseeing of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu to trekking in the beautiful Manaslu region. While on the trip we get to marvel at the magnificent views of Mt. Manaslu (8163m), the eight tallest mountain in the world, coupled with a chance to witness the rich local heritage and biological diversity of the region. The highest point in this trek is the ‘Larkya La Pass’ which is widely believed to be one of the most dramatic pass crossing the Himalayas. Like all Himalayan Glacier’s itineraries this trek also ensures adequate time for proper acclimatization. Much of the trek involves walking on mountain trails, and is within the capabilities of people with good cardiovascular fitness. Still, it is important to note that trekking at altitudes above 3000m/10,000ft is more demanding on the body than walking at low elevations.

With its remoteness and secluded solidarity, it is believed to be in stark contrast to trekking in the Annapurna region making ‘Around Manaslu Trek’ a first choice for those who prefer to become one with nature.

Itinerary Details

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu [1,300m/4,264 ft]

Day 2: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola [710m/2328 ft] 8 – 9 hours

Day 4: Soti Khola – Maccha Khola [900m/2952 ft]: 6 – 7 hours

Day 5:  Maccha Khola -Jagat [1410m/ 4625 ft]: 6 – 7 hrs

Day 6:  Jagat – Deng [1,804m/5917 ft]: 6 – 7 hrs

Day 7: Deng – Namrung [2630m/8626ft]: 6 – 7 hrs

Day 8:  Namrung – Samagaon [3530m/11,578 ft]: 6-7 hours

Day 9:  Samagaon – Pungyen gompa – Samagaon: 6 – 7 hours exploration

Day 10:  Samagaon – Samdo [3860m/12,660 ft]: 4 – 5 hours

Day 11: Rest Day in Samdo

Day 12:  Samdo – Dharamsala/Larkya B. C. [4460m/14, 628 ft]: 4 – 5 hours

Day 13:  Dharamsala – Larkya la [5160m/16, 924 ft] – Bimthang [3720m/12, 201 ft]: 8 – 9 hours

Day 14: Bimthang – Tilije [2300m/7544ft]: 5 – 6 hours

Day 15:  Tilije – Tal [1700m/5576 ft]: 5 – 6 hours(1700)

Day 16:  Tal – Syange [1080m/3542 ft]: 6 – 7 hours

Day 17: Syange – Kathmandu: 8-9 hours

Day 18: Final departure

Trip Facts

  • Trip duration: 18 days
  • Grade: A
  • Activity: Trekking
  • Starts in:
  • Ends in:
  • Trek type: Strenuous to Medium
  • Accommodation: Lodge, Teahouse
  • Transportation: Jeep, Bus, Airplane
  • Max Altitude: 5160m