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Manasalu Base Camp Trek

4.8 (48)
Manaslu Region
24+ booked
15 days
Highest Elevation
5,160 m / 16,929ft
0 yrs

Tour Overview

The Manaslu Base Camp Trek is an incredible 15-day adventure that takes you to the foot of Mount Manaslu, the eighth highest peak in the world. This trek offers a unique and less crowded alternative to the popular Annapurna Circuit, allowing you to experience the pristine beauty of the Manaslu region in Nepal. The journey begins with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola, the starting point of the trek. From there, you will trek through diverse landscapes, including lush forests, terraced fields, and rugged mountain terrain.

As you ascend higher, you will be rewarded with breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks, including the majestic Mount Manaslu itself. Along the way, you will pass through traditional villages, where you can immerse yourself in the local culture and witness the daily lives of the friendly inhabitants. The highlight of the trek is reaching the Manaslu Base Camp, located at an elevation of 4,800 meters, where you will be surrounded by awe-inspiring Himalayan beauty.

The Manaslu Base Camp Trek is a challenging yet rewarding journey that offers a perfect blend of natural beauty and cultural immersion. With its stunning mountain vistas, diverse landscapes, and encounters with local communities, this trek is an ideal choice for adventure enthusiasts seeking a unique and off-the-beaten-path experience in the Himalayas.

Tour Highlights

  • Trek to the base camp of Mount Manaslu, the eighth highest peak in the world
  • Experience diverse landscapes, from lush forests to rugged mountain terrain
  • Encounter traditional villages and immerse yourself in the local culture
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of majestic Himalayan peaks throughout the trek
  • Challenge yourself with the crossing of Larkya La Pass, offering stunning panoramic vistas


Day 1: Arrival In Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu
Your Manaslu Base Camp Trek adventure begins with your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. The vibrant city welcomes you to Nepal, and you'll be transferred to your accommodation to settle in and prepare for the upcoming journey.
Day 2: Preparation Day And Sightseeing Around In Kathmandu
Today is a preparation day, and you'll have the opportunity to explore the historic and cultural wonders of Kathmandu. Visit ancient temples, vibrant markets, and soak in the rich heritage of the Kathmandu Valley.
Day 3: Drive From Kathmandu To Machha Khola (870 M/2,657 Ft) Via Arughat Bazar (7-8 Hours)
Your trek begins with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Machha Khola via Arughat Bazar. The journey takes you through picturesque landscapes, offering glimpses of rural life in Nepal.
Day 4: Trek From Machha Khola To Jagat (1,340 M/4,396 Ft, 6-7 Hours)
The trek officially commences as you follow the trail along the Budhi Gandaki River, passing through quaint villages and lush forests. You'll reach Jagat, a charming village nestled amidst the mountains.
Day 5: Trek From Jagat To Deng (1,860 M/6,102 Ft, 5-6 Hours)
Today's journey takes you deeper into the Manaslu region, with the trail leading through terraced fields and dense forests. Deng, a remote village, is your destination for the day.
Day 6: Trek From Deng To Namrung (2,630 M/8,629 Ft, 5-6 Hours)
The trail gradually ascends as you trek to Namrung, offering stunning views of the surrounding peaks. This picturesque village is a great place to soak in the mountain atmosphere.
Day 7: Trek From Namrung To Samagaon (3,520 M/11,549 Ft, 6-7 Hours)
As you continue your journey, you'll pass through charming hamlets and enjoy the hospitality of the locals. Samagaon, nestled in a serene valley, is your destination for the day.
Day 8: Acclimatization Day. Hiking To Manaslu Base Camp (4,400 M/14,336 Ft, 8 Hours And Back)
A well-deserved acclimatization day provides the opportunity to hike to Manaslu Base Camp, surrounded by towering peaks. The challenging hike rewards you with breathtaking views and prepares you for higher altitudes.
Day 9: Trek From Samagaon To Samdo (3,875 M/12,713 Ft, 3-4 Hours)
Leaving Samagaon behind, you'll trek to Samdo, a high-altitude village. The shorter trek allows you to gradually acclimatize to the increasing elevation.
Day 10: Trek From Samdo To Dharamsala (4,460 M/14,633 Ft, 3-4 Hours)
Your journey takes you to Dharamsala, also known as Larkya Phedi, a resting point before crossing the challenging Larkya-La Pass. The alpine environment is both tranquil and invigorating.
Day 11: Trek From Dharamsala To Bimthang (3,590 M/11,778 Ft, 8-9 Hours) Via Larkya-La Pass 5160 M/16929 Ft
Today is a challenging yet rewarding day as you conquer the Larkya-La Pass, one of the highest points of your trek. The pass offers panoramic views, and you'll descend to Bimthang, a beautiful alpine meadow.
Day 12: Trek From Bimthang To Dharapani (1,860 M/6,102 Ft, 8-9 Hours)
Your journey takes you back to lower altitudes as you descend to Dharapani. The change in scenery is noticeable, and you'll re-enter the lush valleys of the Annapurna region.
Day 13: Trek From Dharapani To Jagat (1,400 M/3,609 Ft, 5-6 Hours)
As you continue your descent, you'll trek back to Jagat, a familiar village along the trail. It's a time to reflect on your incredible journey through the Manaslu region.
Day 14: Drive From Jagat To Kathmandu (1,338 M/4,390 Ft) Via Besisahar (7-8 Hours)
A scenic drive brings you back to Kathmandu via Besisahar. The journey allows you to relive your trekking experiences while enjoying the landscapes of rural Nepal.
Day 15: Final Departure From Kathmandu
As your Manaslu Base Camp Trek concludes, you'll bid farewell to Nepal, carrying cherished memories of your adventure. Depart from the Tribhuvan International Airport, taking with you the spirit of exploration and the beauty of the Manaslu region in your heart.

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