Manaslu Base Camp Trekking

22 Days


Manaslu area is located in the central Gorkha district bordering Tibet, the region is extremely rich in natural beauty and cultural heritage. Manasulu offers the dedicated trekker a genuine adventure into a remote wilderness, untouched by the effects of tourism. The trek circumnavigates the mighty Manasulu (8,156m), the eighth highest mountain in the world. We start the trek from the fascinating old city of Gorkha, the ancient kingdom of the Shah Dynasty that has a mixed Hindu and Buddhist culture. We follow the course of the Buri Gandaki River valley, crossing its thundering waters on various types of rope and suspension bridge, passing underneath towering rock cliffs, and through dense jungle. The topography changes each day, as we ascend through a number of climatic zones into rugged territory. We soon join the barren lunar landscape of the Tibetan plateau, where monasteries, temples, chortens and mani walls line the trail.

Climbing further through alpine wilderness, we gain stunning and rarely seen views of Manasulu. The Larkya La is our highpoint of the trek at 5,235m, from where we gain unsurpassed views of Himlung Himal (7,126m), Kang Guru (/7,010m) and Annapurna II. We then descend to the Marsayangdi river valley and onto Besisahar from where we catch our minibus back to Kathmandu. This long and demanding camping trek is a wonderful alternative to the Annapurna circuit. The Manasulu Eco-Tourism Development Project, working in c-operation with the King Mahendra Trust for Nature Conservation has made great efforts to preserve the pristine beauty of this region, and to trek amongst such inspiring scenery is a rare joy. A classic in the making.


You will be arrived in Kathmandu where we are met by our guide or representative and we transfer to hotel.

Sight seeing tours of Kathmandu Valley, includes Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Shyambhunath Stupa and Patan Durbar Square.

Drive Kathmandu Gorkha by private bus. Rise with the old place of Royal and short walk to Botheni (1300m) Overnight

Go along Dorondi Khola where the villagers are fishing. Overnight

Stiff rise among fields in terraces until Barpak, large Gurung village (7 hours) Overnight.

Climb (2900m) forests of rhododendron are seen on Buddha Peak (6672m) 6 hours. Overnight

Seen splendid on Ganesh Himal and the valley of Machha Khola, passage E the river on a bridge and camping in the canyon of Buri Gandaki. (6 hours)

Assemble progressive along the first throats. (6 hours)

Large conifers with the perfectly right barrel appears. Centaurs in balcony trail in the cliff. (6 hours)

Walk progression in throats. First Tibetans villages the landscape and the population and have exchanges completely. (6 hours)

Go up through forests of spruces. The itineraries will meet Bhotias, of origin Tibetan.

Go up to a glaciar plate which forms a circus with the foot of Himalchuli (7650m) Its importance camp of Tibetans have installed since 1950 AD.

Day of rest and exploration of the village and the camp bases of Manaslu. (4 hours)

Cross Samdo, located under the face of the Pang Chuli (6350m) rise at a sheep-fold. (6 hours)

Departure early in the morning for a very progressive rise. Climb at the top (5213m). Panorama on the top of Larkya we can see Larkya Himal and of the Cheo Kang Guru. One day difficult to walk (8 hours)

Descent and sight onNgadi, Himlchuli and Phungi. Return to the populated forest of monkeys langurs. (7 hours)

We join the valley of Marshyangdi River (6 hours)

The valley widens the rise reappear. ( 6 hours)

Go almost flat up to the point of reconvert of the track. (6 hours)

Day 21 :
Free day
Day 22 :


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay a certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, a hot water facility could be free at a lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. The Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. The Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Is it necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for trekking?

It depends on you. It can be done also independently. But we suggest you to hire a guide and a porter. Not having a guide can be a little problematic during the trek.

It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

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Manaslu Base Camp Trekking

Trip Fact

  • Drive/Flight
  • Tea House
  • 3700m.
  • Mar - May, Sep - Nov
  • All meals during the trek