Trip Facts

  • Duration:20 Days
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Max Altitude:4,450m
  • Min group sizeAny
  • Best TimeMarch to May and September to November
  • Holiday typeTrekking

About Manaslu Base Camp Trek

Manaslu is extremely rich in cultures and biodiversity- this is how one can describe the Manaslu region. Mountain of the spirit, Mt. Manaslu (8163 m) is the eighth highest mountain in the world; and reaching to its base camp is an exciting journey of its own. The Manaslu region is quite untouched; the number of tourists visiting each year is low. This is what makes the Manaslu base camp trek unique and beautiful. With less human interaction, you can enjoy the peace and tranquility of nature, and talk to the depths of your own soul. 
The journey to Manaslu Base Camp starts with a bus ride from Kathmandu to Arughat. As the trek begins you will encounter many rivers including Maccha Khola, Soti Khola, Budi Gandaki, Tharo Khola, Deng Khola, Ghatta Khola, etc. High waterfalls can also be spotted from time to time. Throughout the trek, you can relish the spectacular views of Mt. Manaslu, Himal Chuli, Ganesh Himal Range, and other Himalayan ranges. We will also cross the Larkya La Pass (5160m) during the trail. The trail is usually made beautiful by the blooming rhododendron flowers, making the trailing pink, white and red. You can also drink rhododendron juice, which is believed to have many health benefits. Pine, bamboo and oak forests are also interesting parts of the journey. The main destination of our trek is Manaslu Base Camp at 5416 m. The day is a rest day at Sama Gaon, so the trek to Base Camp will not be in a rush. The view of Birendra Lake and Mt. Manaslu from the Base Camp is truly magical. At Sama Gaon, you can also visit the Sama Gompa.

Apart from natural beauty, the social aspect of the trek is equally interesting. The hills are primarily inhabited by the Gurung, whereas near to Tibet, Sherpa dominates the place. Nubri and Tsum are the two main ethnicities living in the Manaslu region. So, this trek will also take you through a cultural journey, giving you a taste of the rural life of Nepal. The region is influenced towards Buddhism, you can encounter many Gumbas, Chortens, Mani walls and prayer flags along the, if you want to be a part of this interesting journey to the foot of an 8th highest mountain in the world, sign up with Adventure White Mountain. 

Trip Highlights

  • One of the beautiful trails of the world
  • View 10 peaks of over 6,500m including Mount Manaslu of 8,163m
  • Immerse in scenic beauty of the destination
  • Witness local culture and tradition


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A representative of Adventure White Mountain will receive you at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and will transfer you to the hotel. If you are fresh enough and not tired by journey, you can take short walk over Thamel and enjoy the evening. Overnight in a hotel. 

     Our tour and trekking plan begins from the second day of your arrival and that is today! You visit Kathmandu—City of Temples—with experienced English speaking guide. Primarily, there are four touring destinations in Kathmandu—Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, Swoyambhunath stupa (Monkey temple) and Bouddhanath stupa. All of these places are UNESCO listed World Heritage Site. You can experience night life of Kathmandu. There will be pre- trip discussion with your mountain climbing Sherpa guides for well preparation of the trek.

       It takes around seven hours to reach Arughat from the capital. The road is easy and smooth for few early hours and later it turns to be rough till the destination. We will halt at Arughat for the night.

         The real fun begins from today. Following the beautiful trail and enjoying green terraced fields and vegetation we proceed ahead. Before arriving Kyoropani we walk along Budigandaki River. Walking on descend trail we reach Soti Khola and here we stay overnight. 

           After breakfast we begin our trail towards Machha Khola. The trail is narrow today. Passing Lapsebesi village and descending to the riverbed sandy path we get to Machha Khola. Here we will take rest at night.

             Crossing Machha Khola and walking upward brings us to Khola Bensi. There is a hot spring here and you can take a dip here. We move further ahead following forest path to arrive at Doban. Lauri is our next on the way destination. Crossing suspension bridge will take us to Jagat. Here we put off at night. 

              It is a beautiful walk today. We descend down following stony rough path and river course. Before arriving at Saguleri we ascend. From here you get astounding view of Siringi Himal. Crossing few suspension bridges we finally arrive at Deng where we will spend night. 

                After breakfast we move ahead and cross Lana village. On the way we get look of Mani walls. It (Mani rock/wall) is a rock etched with Buddhist prayers. This symbolizes that we are approaching closer to Tibetan border. Walking for few more hours we arrive at Ghap and here we stay overnight.

                   Walking for few hours we cross Budigandaki River. The walk takes us to alpine territory. We pass through Namrung village. The pasture land and water stream here fascinates trekkers. Passing Sho village we arrive at Lho Gaon and we spend night here.

                     It is a kind of beautiful walk where you will enjoy mesmerizing view of mountains. The view is so nice that you love to be here in every vacation. We arrive at Sama Gaon and spend some time here enjoying the mountains. Half and hour further walk from here takes us to Sama Gompa where we stay overnight.

                       We will be enjoying today as a rest day. While on trek rest day is essential. It balances your body temperature with the increasing altitude ands this si known as acclimatization. Despite being rest day we will be roaming local area of Sama Gaon. We can go to Manaslu Base Camp and enjoy the peaks. We will spend night at Sama Gaon. 

                         Samdo is in close distance from Sama Gaon. The forest in the bordering area of Tibet here is beautiful. You will get chance to enjoy local culture here. We will spend night here. We will halt here at night. 

                           To reach Samdu we follow the course of Budigandaki stream. It is a last village of our trail to Manaslu Base Camp. We arrive at Larkya Bazaar. We move ahead to arrive at Dharmashala. It is located at an altitude of 4,450m. We will spend night in Dharmasala.

                             After coming above Dharmasala we get rewarding view of Larkya Peak. It is truly mesmerizing. The scenic beauty of Annapurna II, Cheo Himal, Himlung Himal among other mountains from Larkya La Pass will fascinate you. We cross few moraines and forest to be at Tanbuche. It is a beautiful spot from photographic point of view. we reach Bhimgtang. You will see few Buddhist prayer rocks here. We will spend night here. 

                               We follow descend trail today. The view of Manaslu in the east and Annapurna ll in the west is mesmerizing for trekkers. It is definitely rewarding walk today. Crossing Dudh Khola and Marshyangdi River will bring us at Goa. Here we put off at night. 

                                 Goa to Tal is a wonder walk. Tal is a Nepali word for lake. It used to be lake previously and now it is a village. We spend night here in Tal.

                                   Passing steep valley and following long route we walk ahead. The walk in between Annapurna and Manaslu is spellbinding. We arrive at Ghermuphant and take rest here at night. 

                                     We cross a suspension bridge. The bridge is built over Marshyangdi River. We arrive at Bahundada. Following descending trail we arrive at Bulebhule. From here you are much released as the course is pretty easy. We arrive at Besisahar and here we put off at night. 

                                       We catch bus to get Kathmandu from Besisahar. It is a ride of around seven to eight hours. On the way you get nice view of countryside Nepal. After arriving in Kathmandu you can stroll in the streets of Thamel. Adventure White Mountain will offer you dinner at night. You will spend night at a hotel in Kathmandu. 

                                         Here ends your trekking today. A representative of Adventure White Mountain will drop you to the Airport three hours before your arranged flight to help you reach your destination.

                                          What's included


                                          • Costs related to all airport and hotel transfers. Domestic flights and airport departure taxes.
                                          • 3  nights in a hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
                                          • A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide and entrance fees
                                          • 16  nights in local lodges/teahouses during the trek with Meals (Breakfast ,Lunch and dinner )
                                          • Welcome and farewell dinners
                                          • All accommodation and meals during the trek
                                          • Experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide) and Sherpa porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
                                          • Down jacket and sleeping bag (on hire) and trekking map.
                                          • All permits and necessary paper work (National park permit, TIMS )
                                          • First aid kit.
                                          • All taxes, be it local or government.


                                          • Visa fee for Nepal (bring accurate USD cash and 2 passport size photographs)
                                          • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
                                          • All conservation area and cultural heritage site entrance fees
                                          • Excess baggage charges
                                          • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
                                          • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from trekking 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)
                                          • Tips for guides and porters.