Manaslu trek:


Manaslu Trekking offers a combination of rich cultural heritage, unsurpassed beauty and a great diversity of flora/fauna. This region was officially recognised as a trekking region in 1992. Some of the pioneer trekker compares the beauty of Manaslu with Annapurna region that the trail is fascinating and more authentic as Annapurna used to be in old days.To trek in this region, you need to obtain the special permit from the Immigration office of Nepal. You also need to obtain the trekking permit for Annapurna region, as well since, for some days you will be trekking in Annapurna region too.

There are only few teahouses and lodges along the trail, which can only accommodate few numbers of tourists. If you are trekking in a big group, its better to do a camping trek. NEAT have all the camping equipment that can cater up to 50 pax. Do not bother to bring yours one.

Normally, the trek begins from Aurughat and ends at Besisahar or vice-versa. The trek begins to get more serious, with the start of the ascent of the Gandaki River Valley, fed by innumerable rivers and waterfalls, where trekkers often enjoy a swim in refreshing river pools and stream. Once you ascend to Deng(1860m), you will start to have better view of mountains. In Samagoan (3450 m.), you can spend a one more night for acclimatization. Visit the glacial green lake and Manaslu Base Camp. Passing through the Larke Pass (5135m) is the most challenging day of the trek although it is very beautiful and scenic with snowcapped mountains all around you.

After crossing the pass, the trail will descend through alpine forests alive with flowers, ferns,pine forest and aqua-blue green lakes which are laced with cotton-white beaches. This three weeks excursion should leave you somewhat fitter with a sense of peace and respect both the people of region and the majesty of the Himalayas.

Trip Informaton




Any day during season

Max Altitudes:

5135m at Larke pass

Trip Duration:

19 days

Trip Grade:



 Teahouse on trek, hotel in city


Full board on trek, breakfast in city


Tourist bus/private car/local bus/private jeep

Best Season:

September-November & March-May

Walking Hour

5-6hrs per day

Day 01

Arrival in Kathmandu - You will be warm welcomed at airport by NEAT representative and then you will be transfer to hotel. Our staff will brief about the program. This day, you can enjoy the walk near your hotel. At the evening, our staff will pick you up at hotel and escort you to a restaurant for complementary dinner to try a Nepali cuisine and cultural program. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02

Sightseeing in Kathmandu-We will be visiting three of the World heritage sites in Kathmandu by private vehicle.

Swayambunath Stupa:You will first visit the Swayambunath Stupa (Monkey Temple). It is said that Swayambunath Stupa is more than 2,000 years old, and it symbolizes knowledge. The painted eyes on all four sides symbolize the all-seeing power of Buddha.It is situated to the west of the city on a hill some 77 meters above the valley.

Boudhanath Stupa:Boudhanath Stupa is another important Buddhist pilgrims site. This ancient Stupa is considered one of the biggest in the World. Every morning and evening, many Buddhist devotees come here to pray and circumambulate enabling the visitors to observe local religious practices.

Pashupatinath Temple:The sacred Hindu temple Pashupatinath is considered the holiest cremation ground, and people bath in the Bagmati River with a faith of cleansing themselves spiritually. Many Sadhus or Hindu Ascetics live here. During religious festivals, Hindus come to make offerings, and it is sometimes very crowded.Drive back to your hotel. Enjoy the evening at you own.

Day 03

 Kathamandu - Arughat (Approximately 5 hrs drive)- After breakfast, we will drive to Arughat via Dhading Besi. We will have our lunch on the way at beautiful stop. We will camp/overnight at Arughat.

Day 04

Trek to Soti Khola (700m), After the breakfast at Arughat, we will trek to Soti Khola which is approximately 5 hrs trek. We will have our lunch at Arkhet Bazar, overnight at sotikhola which lies in the bank of soti River.

Day 05

Trek to MachhaKhola (869m)- After the breakfast, we will trek to MachhaKhola. We will have our lunch at Lapu Besi. Overnight at Machhakhola. It is a beautiful place with view of waterfall and streams.

Day 06

Trek to Jagat (1340m)- After breakfast, trek to Jagat. This day, we will walk about 5 hours enjoying the view of river, waterfall,streams, hills and mountain.

Day 07

Trek to Deng(1860m)- After a walk through a beautiful jungle, we will arrive at Deng. Overnight at Deng.

Day 08

Trek to Namrung(2630m.)- After a long walk through a beautiful forest, we will arrive at Namrung. From Namrung, You can have a beautiful view of Manaslu Ranges.

Day 09

Trek to Shyala(3500m.)

Day 10

Trek to SamaGaun (3520m.)

Day 11

Acclimatization at SamaGaun, This day you, can climb to Manaslu Base Camp

Day 12

Trek to Samdo (3875m)

Day 13

Trek to Dharasala(4460m)

Day 14

Trek to Bhimtang (3860)

Day 15

Trek to Goa (2515m)

Day 16

Trek to Tal (1700m)

Day 17

Trek to BahunDanda(1310m)

Day 18

Trek to BensiSahar (760m)

Day 19

Drive back to Kathmandu

Cost Includes:

• All airport/hotel transfers
• Welcome and farewell dinners
• All accommodation and meals during the trek
• All Ground Transportation according to the Itinerary.
• An experienced English-speaking trek guide, assistant trek guide and porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
• Salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging of Guide,Assi. Guide & Porter
• Duffel bag (if needed)
• All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
• A comprehensive medical kit
• All government and local taxes.

Cost Excludes:

• Nepal Visa fee
• Airport departure tax
• International airfare to and from Kathmandu
• Excess baggage charges
• Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
• Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
• Travel and rescue insurance
• Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
• Beverage( soft drink and other hard drink)
• Tips for guides and porters

Pre Departure Planning

Trekking in Nepal is a unique experience. So, to get maximum enjoyment you should be physically and mentally prepared. During the trek, you might have to hike approximately 5-6 hours almost everyday or 500-600m uphill or downhill. So, preparation should commence months before-walking, jogging, hiking and physical training would be very helpful. To learn more about trekking pre fitness consult our trekking fitness expertise

Food and accommodation

Meals will be provided by NEAT during the whole trek as per your service besides mentioned in city. We offer open and the choice menu in the tea house where you can select the food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Our guide will recommend or take you to the guest houses which serve the hygienic and nutritious food and best accomodation. Snacks, bottle drinks including mineral water and alcohol are not included in price.

Trekking group

It would be easy for you if you have your own group if not also we can arrange a group trek according to your request. You would be joining the group in Kathmandu. If you want to have a solo trip then we are always ready to help you again with single supplement charge. We try our best to make your comfortable holiday in the beauty of Manaslu Region.

Trekking guide and porters

Trekking guide are very responsible person who will assist you in your whole trek. They have a very broad knowledge about geography, Flora, Fauna, culture, himalayas and trails. Trekking guide will assist and brief all your questions and confusion during trek. The company will provide you the best and authorized guide to make your holiday. Potters are very strong and poor Nepali people who will carry all your baggage where ever you go. Don’t Forget to tip them for their service .


When NEAT plan your itinerary, we take everything into consideration about the altitude and other factors to minimize the chance of getting AMS.

Altitude gains-your trek is designed to gain around 600 meters (vertical) altitude daily.

Acclimatization - rest days are included in itinerary to help body adjust to new altitude.

Each trekker must accept responsibility and trek slowly - observe the steps at which the porters and guide walks. There are no worthwhile prizes for getting to destination in record time - generally AMS.

Treatment: Mild symptoms - staying at same altitude may resolve symptoms. If there is no improvement, descend to lower level.

Severe (HAPE + HACE) - descend immediately, as failure to do so could result in death. If symptoms persist you may need to be carried to nearest medical facility or evacuated by helicopter.

Travel Insurance 

We strongly recommend the purchase of trip cancellation and travel insurance. This comprehensive travel insurance provides coverage for trip cancellation and interruption, travel delays, loss of baggage and travel documents, baggage delay, medical expenses and emergency assistance.

Climate and Weather of Nepal

Climate in Nepal is diversified depends on season. From the low level to highest point of the World, it is start from hot to cold region from South to North. You can travel Nepal in any season but the best time to visit in Manaslu Region is autumn & spring. If you are in autumn the weather is perfect and sky is crystal clear but in spring the weather seem little cloudy but the full blossoming Rhododendrons are awesome. In Summer visibility is poor and there is less chances to see the himalayas and in winter it is very cold in mountain but still possible to do this trip.

Nepalese Visa Requirements And Process

Before you travel to Nepal please check your passport and validity date. Passports must have at least 6 months validity after finish date of your trek. During booking, it is necessary to send us the passport copy. To travel in Nepal, you will require a visa which you can obtained from Nepalese Embassy at your country or you can get on arrival visa at the TIA airport in Kathmandu.

Here is general list of Nepalese visa fee as below and for more detail visit

Cost to be levied while issuing tourist visa by the Mission or entry point:

• US Dollars 25 or other convertible foreign currency equivalent thereto for 15 days multiple entry visa.
• US Dollars 40 or other convertible foreign currency equivalent thereto for 30 days multiple entry visa.
• US Dollars 100 or other convertible foreign currency equivalent thereto for 90 days multiple entry visa.
Notwithstanding anything written in above, no visa fee shall be applicable to the passport holder of member states of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) for 30 days.

Trekking Permits and Entry Charge

While you travel Manaslu Region, you need to obtain the  entry permits and TIMS permit. All the applicable permits and entry fees are including on the given cost except personal contribution and donations. In case of extra charge and payment, the agency will inform you.

Trekkers health and medical information

Trekkers health is very important for the tour operator as we should know your health condition before making reservation with us. To do this trek, the trekkers should have good fitness and require great stamina and good health. All our Trekking guide and potter are insurance before trekking. For the medical information you should contact your medical consult before planning your trip to Nepal.

Environmental & social concerns

NEAT is highly aware with Environmental concern and keep right ecological system. There shouldn’t be awful impact while you travel around the Manaslu Region. So, we involve some campaign of cleaning trekking trails, works with KEEP project etc.

Booking procedure

Support the local company and the money directly goes to local community which helps to improve the economic condition of developing countries. Please contact us via e-mail or phone to check the availability and possibilities to book the trip in your date. We will gladly answer your each quires promptly so that you can make your decision faster.


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    Glacier Lake

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    Lake Pass(5135m)

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    Manaslu Larke pass trek

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