Trek Highlights

  • Manaslu circuit trek stands out among other off beaten trails that offers a serene, natural and beautiful experience
  • Manaslu circuit trek situated in Manaslu conservation area which is a domain to 33 species of mammals, 110  species of birds, 211 species of butterflies, 2,000 species of flowering plants and 11 types of forest which offers the diverse nature in a short upright vicinity.
  • Cross several thrilling swing suspension bridges over the different river, including the Budhi Gandaki River and several Mani walls on the way.
  • Cross Larke la (5210m), the highest point of this trek where a pure magnificence panoramic view of numerous snowy Himalayan mountain range awaits you;
  • Observe the Tibetan villagers closely and witness their customs and experience how they interact with each other and with visitors.
  • Experience walking through pine, rhododendron and bamboo forest and enjoy the nice view of the waterfall as well as flora and fauna i.e blue sheep, the mountain goat.
  • Observe the Horse riding festival in Samagaun if you are trekking during April
  • The trek is wild and remote, yet there are teahouses at an everyday stage, so trekkers don’t need to bring tents and food, making it more accessible and affordable than similar treks.
  • The scenery provides all Nepal has to offer: you’ll trek from the subtropical jungle at lower elevations, through the Himalayan foothills to the high, cold and challenging crossing of the Larkya La above 5,100 meters / 17,000 feet.
  • The fascinating backdrop of Manaslu & surrounding Himalayan range.
  • Visit Birendra lake, the most stunning turquoise color, which is the result of water getting mixed with the glacial dust and rocks coming down from the high peaks. The water looked so astonishingly spotless and revitalizing that it made trekker want to just jump in and have a swim. 

Trek Overview

Discover the unexplored Manaslu Region with the Nepal Sanctuary Treks on our Manaslu Circuit Trek. The Manaslu Circuit Trek is left untouched by tourism and is ideal for those seeking a getaway from bustling life. The luxuriant surroundings in the setting of snow blanketed mountains, this region is a blessing for anyone looking for tranquil and pleasure amidst nature.

Mt. Manaslu is the eighth highest mountain in the world; it is in the very center of the Nepalese Himalaya and to trek around the base of this giant mountain along with its isolated trail is probably one of the best treks. Manaslu is a stunning and majestic mountain, reaching 8,156 meters above sea level. It was attempted by Japanese expeditions every year from 1952 until 1956 when the first ascent was made. That is why it has been entitled to the ‘Japanese mountain’.

The trail traverses through pristine areas where you will witness the beauty of nature and picturesque villages of mixed settlements with their unique culture. The Manaslu region is well-known for its high altitude glacier lakes, a diverse range of flora and fauna and cultural charming region.

This trek suits best for those who are looking for challenging trekking in a remote area of the Nepal Himalaya. The highest point of this trek is Larkya La pass (5,135m/16,847ft) and trekking around Manaslu offers a unique opportunity to experience an untouched region of Nepal.

Trek can be 18 days that begins at Arughat and ends at Besishar. The perfect season to visit the region is from March to May in spring and September to December during the winter.

This trail takes trekker through remarkable natural sceneries and culturally rich local people.

This trek incorporates serene trail, traversing of numerous suspension bridges as you follow the path of the Buri Gandaki, varied climatic conditions, trail filled with vibrant fluttering prayer flags, Mani walls, an encounter with different ethnic villages, and obviously grand vistas from several vantage points particularly the Larkya La pass. Furthermore nestled on the Manaslu Conservation Area, this place is affluent with abundant flora as well as fauna and if you are lucky enough you can also spot some rare species along the way.

The pass is physically challenging and takes an entire day to cross it. However, it is still manageable for those who are physically fit but may not have prior mountaineering experience.

The Manaslu Circuit trek offers a stunning view of a snowcapped mountain range and the ancient trail along with mix culture, heritage and hospitality of authentic Hindu and Tibetan-style Buddhist village.

The Manaslu Himalayan region is an adventurous trekking region in Nepal. The beauty of Manaslu is unpredictable. The trekking to the Manaslu area is considered one of the finest destinations of Nepal.

The area is highlighted by two cultures; Gorkha which is the ancestral seat of the reigning Shah dynasty and the temple of Manakamana.

The trek requires a Restricted Area Permit and trekkers travel in a group of at least two people with a registered guide is mandatory. Nepal Sanctuary Treks carefully plan and pay attention to detail and design trek itinerary just the way you want and deliver all information required for the client’s safety, comfort, and pleasure. With the support and guidance of our trek specialist, you can co-create a trekking itinerary to suit your style, taste, and physical fitness. 

If you are family with elder children, adventure seeker, and school groups then its perfect to embark this journey. The trek offers you to be familiar with the delights of trekking, admiring the beauty of nature and the opportunity to learn about authentic local culture and lifestyle.

The best season to visit the region is from March to May in spring and September to December during the winter.

Manaslu Circuit Trek

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Note: below trekking hours, altitudes and distances are approximate, and absolutely for general idea only.    

Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1,302m/4,270ft)

    Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International airport, our representative will be awaiting you to welcome with Nepal Sanctuary Treks placard. You will be then escorted and transfer to hotel. Further details and short preliminary briefing will be provided after transferring to the hotel. Stay overnight in Hotel.

    Highlights:

    Arrival at charming and exotic city engrossed with ancient temples and tradition. Fused with lively markets and the bustle of spice sellers and merchants.

  2. Day 2: Optional Morning tour to ancient marketplace and visit world’s UNESCO Heritage sites

    After breakfast, we will start our fresh morning by wandering Ason and Indrachowk marketplaces to get a glimpse of traditional Nepalese life. You’ll witness the bustle of the market, see how locals purchase the products and haggle for a bargain. Whilst walking around enjoy the lively and vibrant atmosphere this local market has to offer.

    We walk through a narrow alley and see people rushing. Observe the first hand the local produce people from Nepal actually purchase. You will also take in the sights and smells of the market. Your friendly tour guide will explain in full detail all the products and procedures you will see. There is plenty of opportunities to buy something for your selves and lots of photo opportunities to capture in your camera.

    Next, we head towards Kathmandu Durbar Square, also called Hanuman Dhoka Durbar, and used to be the residence of the Nepali royal family and administrators. This ancient sites situated in the traditional heart of Kathmandu that incorporates an architecturally extraordinary complex of ancient palaces, temples, courtyards, and shrines dating from the 15th to the 18th century.

    The most revered places of Kathmandu Durbar Square is the three-storied temple named Kumari Bahal. The structured like a typical Newari Vihara. In this house lives Kumari, a girl who is respected as the living goddess. During the festival of Indra Jatra, the Kumari is paraded around the square in a custom-built gilded chariot and worshipped by the people.

    The tallest temple of Kathmandu valley ‘Taleju Bhawani’ built in 1549 AD. This temple is deliberated to be the most outstanding work of art in the Durbar square and considered to be the royal goddess.

    Jagannath temple built in 16th century is well-known for erotic carvings, and the Hanuman Dhoka (the royal palace) is situated in Kathmandu Durbar Square.

    Kalbhairav is considered to be the destructor form of Lord Shiva. Built in the 17th century, this, 10 ft. high stone statue of terrifyingly portrayed Kal Bhairav is sited near Jagannath temple.

    Temple of Shiva Parvati, rectangular in shape enshrines Nava Durga, a group of goddesses on the ground floor. It has a wooden image of Shiva and Parvati at the window of the upper floor looking out at passerby in Durbar Square.

    Swayambhunath:

    You are then taken to Swayambhunath (monkey temple) which is the magnificent ancient religious architecture and center faith of Hinduism and Buddhism. Its lofty white dome and dazzling golden spire are visible from far and wide. Upon arriving at the top, you can hear the Buddhist songs “Om Mani Padme Hum” resound everywhere. The candles and the aromatic fragrance of incense that burns constantly create a serene vibe and we can turn the enormous prayer wheels which encircle the stupa.

    Boudhanath:

    Buddhist shrine of Boudhanath, one of the largest stupa in Nepal as well as the sacred Buddhist sites in Kathmandu. You will observe the monk chant in the prayer hall while people lighting butter lamps and reciting mantras. You can see the vibrant prayer flags tied to the stupa that conveys mantras and prayers into the universe while fluttering in the wind. Traditionally, prayer flags come in sets of five, one in each of five colors. The five colors signify the elements and the Five Pure Lights.

    Pashupatinath:

    Further, we visit Pashupatinath temple, a Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva located on the bank of Bagmati River. You can see elaborately dressed holy men meditating outside the temple and pilgrims placing offerings at the shrines. You can also observe people performing the religious ritual and funeral pyres burn at open-air cremation. 

    After visiting fascinating cultural heritage sites, you will transfer back to the Hotel. The evening can either be spent strolling the marketplaces in Kathmandu or resting at the hotel.

  3. Day 3: Kathmandu-Arughat (550 m/ 1804 ft) 7 hrs drive and further 1 ½ more to Soti Khola (597 m/1958 ft)

    After breakfast, we take a scenic drive to Soti Khola, which is about 7-8 hour drive from Kathmandu. During the drive, we enjoy scenery landscape along with the Mountain View.

    We will be driving on a paved highway from Kathmandu to Dhading Bensi, and then drive to Arughat on a bumpy road passing through bamboo forests. Upon reaching Arughat, we drive further towards Sotikhola. Overnight at Sotikhola

    Trek Highlights:

    • Glimpse of the southern slopes of Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and Langtang Himal.
    • The drive passes through rural communities, small towns, green terraces, and lush hillsides
    • View raging Trishuli River
  4. Day 4: Soti Khola to Macha Khola (930m/3,051ft) 6-7hrs trek

    In the early morning, we start our trek by traversing the bridge and trek through the Sal forests.  Then we ascend onto a ridge above huge torrents on the Budhi Gandaki and continue to Korsani.

    The trail now gets a bit more difficult as we ascend over a huge rock and passes a brook on a single log bridge then weaves its way up and down again to the banks of the Buri Gandaki.

    It continues up a steep rocky track to the Gurung village of Labishe. From Dobhan, we climb following a rocky ridge to old school from where the valley widens.

    Then the trail descends to a tropical waterfall with a wooden bridge. The trail climbs over another ridge and dropping to the sandy river bed.

    We walk along with rounded stones before ascending over a side ridge. We move down again to the river and traverse one more suspension bridge to reach Machha Khola village.

    Trek Highlights:

    • Scenic backdrops of Ganesh Himal, Shringil Himal
    • Classic trek up and down through innumerable landscapes comprising forests, rice paddies, a cliff-face ridge, a rushing river, and numerous beautiful waterfalls.
    • Explore Gurung village and observe their lifestyle
    • Traverse a bridge, before you trek through a forest, then ascend onto a ridge above the raging of Budhi Gandaki River 

     

     

  5. Day 5: Macha Khola to Jagat (1,440m/4,724ft) 6-7hrs trek

    After breakfast in Machha Khola, you’ll continue the trek, which follows the canyon and continues up the river. The trail is narrow at first and gradually trek up and down, finally traversing the Tharo Khola to reach Khorlabesi. After a few additional ascending and descending, the trail leads at a small hot spring in Tatopani.

    From here, you’ll climb over another ridge, then cross a suspension bridge over Budhi Gandaki. At this point, you will climb up a wide stone staircase all the way to the ridge of  Dobhan. Upon traversing another suspension bridge over the Yaru Khola, you’ll climb a stone staircase and then descent to the river and ascent more stone stairs to Tharo Bharyang..

    Crossing the west bank of the Budhi Gandaki, you’ll climb over a ridge, trek along the river and then climb towards the village of Jagat. 

    Highlights:

    • Enjoy bathing at hot spring where you can cleanse yourself spiritually in natural hot springs with bathing areas in the lap of the mountains
    • Towering mountains and deep river gorge, climb up the stone stairway
    • Crossing suspension bridge over the Yaru Khola and Budhi Gandaki,
    • Keep an eye out for picturesque Gurung hamlets in the jungle high above, in addition to Langur monkeys, which wander the region
  6. Day 6: Jagat to Deng (1,860m/6,102ft) 6-7hrs

    After breakfast in the village of Jagat, you’ll make your way through numerous landscapes and thick sub-tropical forests, along with small rivers and rural villages to get to your final destination. 

    We start off our today’s trek by climbing over a rocky ridge to Salleri and move down to Sirdibas. The trail descends to Sirdibas where the Mani walls (prayers engraved into wayside rocks) show that we are entering a region with increasing Tibetan influence

    The valley broadens a bit as the trail continues to the Ghatta Khola river. You’ll continue trekking upstream to a long suspension bridge in Philim, a local Gurung village. From here, the trail goes north just above the lowest house in the village and stays on a fairly level trail until Serson. Further Serson the trails enters a steep gorge and descends through grassy slopes, to cross the wooden bridge at the river’s narrowest point; below you will see the convergence of the Shar Khola and Buri Gandaki rivers.

    Highlights:

    • Trek through various landscapes and dense sub-tropical forests, as well as small rivers and rural villages
    • Walking upstream to a long suspension bridge in Philim, a large Gurung village.,
    • The trail split to Tsum valley trek.
    • Grand views of Shringi Himal as you walk along the side of a cliff.

     

  7. Day 7: Jagat to Namrung (2,540m/8,333ft) 7-8hrs trek

    After breakfast, we take a short walk from Deng and the trail traverse back over the Budhi Gandaki and climb Rana at 1910m. After a short climb from the bridge before heading west on level ground and we pass the large waterfall.

     Once we cross the wooden bridge, the trail curve up and out of the canyon and ascends over the river before dropping into the Shringi Khola Valley. After crossing the suspension bridge over the Shringi Khola, there is a sharp climb, and the trail passes along the Buri Gandaki.

    The trail passes through forests and painted Mani stones and a corner from where we reach Ghap. You pass more Mani walls on the southern part of the river.

    The trail climbs along the river, passes a waterfall and continues all the way through dense rhododendron forests with a wooden bridge in the middle which crosses the Buri Gandaki.

    The trail continues along the north side to a big cave and then crosses the river at a narrow gorge where you can see grey Langur monkeys.

    The forest becomes less dense, and the trail is leveled once we cross the river at a gorge. After an enjoyable walk, we then continue a final steep climb that will take you to our destination to Namrung through a stone archway where we stay overnight.

    Namrung is the greatest viewpoint for Siring and Ganesh Himal as well as Mt. Himal Chuli.

    Highlights:

    • The trail follows the river upstream through a dense forest and leads to a narrow gorge.
    • passing through lush forests, alpine vegetation, and quaint villages housing ethnic groups of the Manaslu region, with major peaks starting to appear in the distance as large waterfalls; pass through forests and mani walls, big caves
    • Encounter with grey Langur monkeys
    • Splendid vistas of Sherang Himal and Ganesh Himal as well as Mt. Himal Chuli
    • Beautiful forests of pine, oak, and rhododendron along the route is truly heart capturing. If you are trekking during spring, the entire forest is painted with vibrant rhododendron flowers.
    • Tibetan Mani walls made with hand-carved stone with Buddhist sculptures can be seen on the way to Namrung.
  8. Day 8: Namrung to Lho (3,020m/9,908ft) 4hrs trek

    We start our trek after having breakfast at the lodge, through the trail, we climb alongside a Mani wall, chortens, prayer flags, and monasteries and pass the village of Barchhan then Lihi. Through the way, we will enjoy mountain views of Ganesh Himal, Rupinala pass, Mt. Manaslu, Gorkha Himal, Dwijen Himal, Saula Himal, and Lajing peak. After we walk along the trail we arrive at Sho and then followed by another hour. We have to walk on small deep narrow gorge to enter Lho. It is an important village with a monastery and a Lama school along with the majestic view of Manaslu and Kutang Himal. Once you arrive at Lho you can visit Ribang Gompa, stupas, Mani walls, and Kani doorway.

    Highlights:

    • Mountain views of Ganesh Himal, Sringi, Rupinala pass, Mt. Manaslu, Gorkha Himal, Dwijen Himal, Saula Himal, and Lajing peak.
    • Lama School, monastery, Ribang Gompa, stupas,
    • Mani walls and Kani doorway.
    • Typical villages and stonewalled houses
    • Passing through forests, villages and barley terraces, the first stunning glimpses of Manaslu gets visible which accentuates at Lho village
    • The village of Namrung marks the start of the region of authentic and pure Tibetan settlement
    • Enjoy the stunning sunrise and sunset view from the lodge or a gompa.
  9. Day 9: Lho to Samagaon (3,450m/11,318ft) 4hrs trek

    After breakfast, we leave Lho behind and trek to Samagaon. The trail traverses the ridge onto the Buri Gandaki Valley side and followed by descending to a rock scattered moraine.

    We further pass through extensive meadow and fields near Sama gompa after crossing some rocky trails. You will get the opportunity to explore a small part of Tibet with numerous Gompas and an authentic Tibetan village.

    The village is settled perfectly against a wooded moraine at the end of the valley. We will rest overnight here in the village.

    Highlights

    • Pass through beautiful gompas, Tibetan settlement, and alpine scenery.
    • Entrance gates to villages are common here, and you can witness Chinese brandy on sale or witness village women weaving wool into gowns
  10. Day 10: Acclimatization and rest day at Samagaon.

    Today is an acclimatization day, so sleep in and relax. Enjoy a decent breakfast and then spend the day at Samagaon. We will take a break to rest and acclimatize to the increasing altitudes. We stay in Samagaon and explore the surrounding areas and traditional Sherpa community from where we will be able to see beautiful views of Manaslu. You can enjoy the view of thousands of mani stones with Buddhist scripts, along with photos of local Sherpa women dressed in traditional clothes and ornaments. You have opted to hike up to a little hill near the Sama village, you’ll find an old gompa Pungyen Gompa—a monastery with great views of the glacier. Or you can choose to hike to Birendra Taal. Birendra Taal (lake) at 3,450m is a gorgeous, glacial lake.

      For the people who don’t want to hike can rest and explore the village. We will come back to the village and spend overnight at Samagaun.

    Highlights

    • Enjoy the magnificent views of the Manaslu mountain range.
    • Hike up to Phung Gyen Monster where you can see the superb vistas of a glacier.
    • Visit Sama village and primary school.
    • Birendra Lake
    • If you are trekking during mid of April then you can observe the Horse riding festival
    • Enjoy the sight of thousands of mani stones with Buddhist scripts, as well as photos of Sherpa women clad in traditional clothes and ornaments. 
    • Opt to hike to Birendra Lake, a spectacular sight as the slug-green water holds millions of rare species of plants and planktons
  11. Day 11: Samagaon to Samdo (3,860m/12,664ft) 3hrs trek

    After breakfast in Samagaon, you’ll descend to the Budhi Gandaki River and follow it to a bridge over a side stream. You’ll pass numerous mani walls as the valley begins to broaden. The mountain backdrops along these trails are incredible and get you close to the Tibetan border.

    The valley widens along an easy trail on a ridge above the river passing the juniper and birch forests to the stone huts at Kermo Kharka. Further, we take a descend trail and traverse the Budhi Gandaki on a wooden bridge, and then ascend steeply onto a cliff between two confluences of the river. You’ll come to a stone archway and continue trekking all the way to  Samdo. 

    Highlights:

    • You can see incredible backdrops of Manaslu, Naike Samdo, Nagdi chuli, Simnang, and several other awesome peaks.
    • Samdo is well-known for traditional yak herding and it portrays the traditional Tibetan lifestyle – rearing sheep and goats, training horses and planting barley.
  12. Day 12: Rest and acclimatization day at Samdo (3,860 m/12,660 ft)

    This is another day to take a break for proper acclimatization. You can either take a rest or walk towards Gya La (‘large pass’) the north of Samdo, which is the frequently used trading route to Tibet. However, it takes an entire day to walk to Gyala and hence could be a bit exhausting. We overnight at Samdo.

    Highlights:

    • You can see incredible backdrops of Manaslu, Naike Samdo, Nagdi chuli, Simnang, and several other awesome peaks.
  13. Day 13: Samdo to Larkya Phedi (4,460m/14,632ft) 3-4hrs trek

    After having breakfast we rejoin rocky and zigzags trail leading to Larkya La. We begin by climbing up the pass and walk downhill through fields, huge Mani walls and Kaan (gateway) before descending to the river and traversing on a wooden bridge at 3850m. This place shows up on maps as the legendary Larka Bazaar, which used to be a prosperous market. On the way, you can see Nikey peak as well. A Mani wall marks the beginning of the climb to the pass where the trail starts climbing through tundra and juniper; you can see the huge Larkya Glacier coming from Manaslu. Continue on the ridge to the right to find a trail that traverses over the top of two gorges. As you climb up the side of a gorge to a viewpoint at the edge of a huge gorge at 4000m the trail grows steeper. The trail further climbs in and out of the gorge from where we reach Larkya Phedi.

    Highlights:

    • Likely to encounter with Marmots and Blue Sheep.
    • Enjoy the view of Larke Glacier coming from Manasulu
    • Walking through the serene forest of Juniper and Tundra trees
    • Walk through the thrilling huge narrow gorge
    • Trek along the ever-shrinking Budhi Gandaki river with soaring mountains
  14. Day 14: Larkya Phedi to Bimtang (3,590m/11,778ft) via [Larkya La (5,135m/16,847ft)] 8-9hrs trek

    On this day we make a long gentle ascend across the moraine, and climb down to a lake and then trails become rough as it traverses to the south of steep lush slopes. You can enjoy the view of Cheo Himal and much other snow capped mountains and peaks.  

    The trail heads towards the moraine to a ridge marked by two cairns, from here the prayer flags marking the pass are able to be seen. We then descend to the four frozen lakes then take a final steep climb to the pass. When you go down from the pass the trail continues the top of the moraine to the west and passes through many sharp ascents and descents. As we cross the moraine then descends more lightly on wobbly gravel to another grassy moraine at 4,450m.

    The trail now becomes easier to continue and reaches a small pasture at 4,080m. As the trails head down to a large meadow, the valley becomes broader where we pass Mani wall and a small rest house that marks Bimthang at 3,590m.

    We stay overnight at Bimthang, a huge valley surrounded by high peak

    Highlights:

    • Relish the magnificent views of Cheo Himal and several snow-capped mountains from the Larkya pass
    • Summit to the Larkya La, the highest point of this trek
  15. Day 15: Bimtang to Dharapani (1,860m/6,102ft) 7-8hrs trek

    Today is also a long trek day so we have to start trekking early morning. We descend to a glacial stream of the Dudh Khola and traverse a bridge and drop into blanketed pine and rhododendron forests. We trek to Hampuk at 3430 meters from where the path descends to Karche following the course of the Dudh Khola and crossing the stream flowing down from the Kichke Himal. Trekking further to the village of Gho, from here we trek along the bank of the river and the gradually descend to the Gurung village of Tilije. After trekking through Tilije we cross to the eastern side of the Dudh Khola and follow along its embankment walking down through the forest. Dharapani will appear after the walls of Marsyangdi Valley emerge larger. We then pass Thonje through a wooden bridge and a chorten shaped arch. We reach Dharapani by traversing long suspension bridge over Marsyangdi River. Overnight at Dharapani.

    Highlights

    • Explore traditional village of Dudh Khola.
    • Dharapani road head town also Annapurna circuit trail.
    • Cross long suspension bridge to reach Dharapani
    • Tilije, a larger village on this section of the trail, has the varied coexistence of Ghale Gurung, Manangis and Chhetri community. This has also created a blend of cultural and architectural elements.
  16. Day 16: Dharapani to Jagat (1,440m/4,724ft) 6hrs trek

    Today is the last day of our trek, we rejoin the trail as it now follows popular Annapurna Circuit route backwards as we will trek on the descended path along Marshyangdi River. We pass through the steepest part of the Marshyangdi gorge from where we trek down all the way to Jagat.

    Highlights:

    • Dharapani road head town also Annapurna circuit trail.
    • Walk along the raging Marsynagdi River
  17. Day 17: Jagat to Kathmandu via [Besisahar]

    From Jagat, we take the vehicle to Beisahar which takes 4-5 hours.  We pass all the way through the banks of Marsyangdi and Trishuli River, enjoying the scenery and refreshing views of the hilly areas and mountains on the way back to Kathmandu. Once we reach Kathmandu, you then will be transferred to your hotel for overnight.

     We pass all the way through the banks of Marsyangdi and Trishuli River, enjoying the scenery and refreshing views of the hilly areas and mountains on the way back to Kathmandu.

    Highlights:

    • The scenic drive allows you to view the greenery, mountains, rural villages, rivers and gorges, terrace farming and the rural lifestyle.
  18. Day 18: Back home

    It is time to fly back to home keeping all the terrifying experiences of Nepal in mind.

    The representative from Nepal Sanctuary Treks will transfer you to TIA airport where you should check-in 3 hours prior to your scheduled flight.

Fast Facts

  1. Max altitude: Larkya La (5,135m/16,847ft)
  2. Suitably designed itinerary for acclimatization
  3. Accommodation in the best-selected lodges and tea houses along the trail and in Kathmandu
  4. Less crowded and chance to experience remote Nepali villages
  5. Adventurous and challenging trek, trek over Larkya La
  6. Beautiful views of Larkya peak, Mt. Manaslu, Ratna chuli, Cheo Himal and other snow-capped and peaks.
  7. Trek to Manaslu Base Camp ( world’s 8th highest mountain )
  8. Visit traditional Buddhist monasteries, experience remote Tibetan Buddhist culture
  9. Manaslu was first climbed on May 9, 1956 by Toshio Imanishi from Japan and Gyalzen Norbu of Nepal
  10. The regionis habitat of  endangered animals such as the snow leopard and red pandas 

Reviews

We did this trek in 2009 and it was a wonderful experience. There were 8 of us, 6 of whom were all late 50s at the time. Tulsi and Nepal Sanctuary Treks did a wonderful job and based on our experience, would happily recommend them.

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Fred, Canberra, Australia

Dear Tulsi,

I hope that everything with you is alright and that you are in fine health!

I’m sure that the weather in Kathmandu is a lot better than here. I send you this email to greet you and to tell you that everything is alright. The weather is quite bad and we had a lot of bad luck with storms and fresh snow, but everyone is healthy and we still have a good chance to reach the summit.

I especially want to thank you for your staff. I never had any better staff than the guys we are working with now. Both Oom and Ganesh are great cooks. Every meal is fantastic and we are getting really spoiled by their food.  Santa and Rinji are great too. Both are very strong and helpful. Rinji was bit sick yesterday and came down to Basecamp, but he’s better now.  And then Furba: He is really fantastic. Extremely helpful, very strong, always ready to help, to think about the plans, tea break the trail, to organize the trek, BC, the staff, the high camps, etcetera. In short: great!

I am very happy with all of the staff. THANK YOU!

Anyway, I just wanted to tell you that we are fine and to thank you for everything you have organized and sending this staff with us.

 See you soon!

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Robert Steenmeijer, Leader - Manaslu Expedition