Manaslu base camp trekking

Manaslu base camp trekking

Manaslu base camp trekking is  one of the most popular trekking in Nepal Himalaya  lies center western part of Nepal Gandaki province 7. Mt. Manaslu base camp trek  is known as  Manaslu Larkya La pass trek to explore the world 8th tallest mountain base camp, hiking in Manaslu region and join in to the Annapurna circuit trekking trails at Dharapani. Manaslu circuit trekking offer  best Himalayan views of three above 8000 m mountains ( Annapurna 8091 m, Manaslu 8163 m , Dhaulagiri 8167 m) with 19 snowy trekking peaks through hiking Manaslu conservation area. Mount Manaslu base camp Larkya la pass trekking is restricted trekking trails in Nepal and opened for tourist in 1992.  Mount Manaslu base camp package trekkign explore the beautiful Birendra lake , Pungyen Gompa and cross the challenging Manaslu Larkya la pass route with majestic Himalayan views of Manaslu, Dhaualgiri and Annapurna trekking trails. Manaslu base camp hiking is remarkable trip for both novice and experienced trekkers moreover good physical fitness is essential.

Mount Manaslu circuit trek combination of rich culture heritage, unsurpassed beauty ,biological diversity and less crowded treks in Nepal Himalaya. Mt. Manaslu base camp trek difficulty level is moderate strenuous thus trekkers should know details of Manaslu base camp   information before heading to the relevant areas.  Trek to Manaslu base camp is one of the most exciting trekking destination in Manaslu region doable around the year without use domestic flight tickets. 14 days Manaslu base camp trek package is research of practice polyandry  marriage system (women has more than one husband at a time) too.  we have generate 13 days Manaslu base camp trek itinerary as below mentioend even though tailor made package trip plan available as per trekkers holiday frame and requirements. Accomodation on the Manaslu base camp tour pacakge is in basic lodge run by local people of Manaslu trekking trails.  Group join basis Manaslu base camp treks available for the solo trekkers. The Manaslu Base Camp Trek is a stunning trekking route in the Manaslu Conservation Area of Nepal, offering a remote and less crowded alternative to more popular trip such as  Annapurna Circuit trek  or Everest Base Camp trek. 

Manaslu base camp hiking required special Manaslu trekking permit through the local Nepal trekking companies. Minimum two people required it means individually unable to treks in Manaslu base camp. Good physical fitness is essential but no prior trekking experienced required as trekking commence from low level and gradually ascent up to the challenging Larkya La pass 5106m.  At least two weeks holidays essential for hiking in Manaslu base camp but trekkers may extend or shorter options also available as per holiday frame. At the moment Hygenic meals  facilities of Tea house or lodge entire the Nepal Manaslu base camp package trek . Autumn ( September, October, November ) and Spring ( March , April) are best month trek in Manaslu base camp 4867m.  Manaslu base camp trek cost is depend on group size and choice of packages. Suggested all the  travelers do  the through government registered local Nepal trekking companies  recommended by Lonely planet Nepal travel guide book for the secured journeys in Himalaya. Mount Manaslu is known as killer mountains of Nepal. Manaslu base camp trek route lies in western part of the Nepal.

Mount Manaslu base camp trekking start at Arughat, Gorkha after 7-8 hours drive from Kathmandu. Himalaya Journey Trekking  guide led through Tibetan Sherpa village , lush valley until Samagaun then next day our guide lead trekking to Manaslu base camp 4867m . It take round trip 7-8 hours from Samagaun and need to take pack lunch. This is ultimate goal and feel the life time experience touch the world 8th tallest mountain base camp. Trekking continue ascend Samdo then next day challenging Larkya la pass 5106 m than trails descend to Dharapani  and Annapurna trekking trail. Since Manaslu trekking trail has been opened , we Himalaya Journey Trekking  arrange numerous groups in relevant areas with lifetime amazing experience.  Trek to Manslu base camp doable without Larkya La pass trek route. professional and experienced Nepal trekking guide is essential as it has challenging Larkya la pass trekking route. Mount Manaslu base camp trip doable without Larkya la pass.

Manaslu base camp trekking Major Highlights

  • Mt. Manaslu base camp treks package is most exciting trekking in Manaslu region that lies on western part of Nepal to explore the world 8th highest mountain base camp.
  • Nepal Manaslu base camp treks  offer best mountain vista of three above 8000m mountain and discover two differnt trekking trails ( Annapurna circuit trekking trails and Mansalu Larkya La pass trekking trails) in same trip.
  •  Manaslu circuit trek combination of rich culture heritage, unsurpassed beauty ,biological diversity.
  • Hiking through Manaslu conservation area with discover the flora and fauna of Manaslu trekking trails.

Manaslu Base camp trek difficulty level

The difficulties of Manaslu base camp trekking is moderate to challenging as trip follow via Manaslu Larkya la pass trek route.  Manaslu trek commence from the  Soti Khola 710m, 2329ft. from the sea level then trail continue ascend up to the Sama Gaun 3520 m /11,546 ft where you will acclimatize .

During the acclimatization day Samaga , day hiking trip to Mont Manaslu base camp , Birendra lake and  Pungyen Gompa and descend to the same place that make easy to reach the  Manaslu base camp  trekking destination.

The professional and experienced  Nepal trekking guide is essential for Manaslu Larke pass trekking due to the challenging pass and sometime fully cover by snow and difficult to find out the way to Bhimtang.

The Best time for Manaslu base camp trek package

The best time for Manaslu Base Camp trekking is during the spring and autumn seasons, which offer the most favorable weather conditions and stunning views of the surrounding mountains. Here's a breakdown of the best times to trek to Manaslu Base Camp:

  1. Spring (March to May):

  • Spring is considered one of the best times for trekking in the Manaslu region.
  • The weather is generally stable, with clear skies and mild temperatures during the day, making it ideal for trekking.
  • The spring season brings vibrant rhododendron blooms, adding color to the landscape.
  • Wildlife sightings are common during this time, as animals come out to enjoy the warmer weather.
  1. Autumn (September to November):

  • Autumn is another excellent season for trekking to Manaslu Base Camp.
  • The weather is typically dry and stable, with clear skies and excellent visibility of the surrounding peaks.
  • The temperatures are comfortable during the day, although nights can be colder at higher elevations.
  • Autumn offers stunning views of the mountains, with crisp, clear air providing optimal photography opportunities.
  • This season is also popular among trekkers, so you may encounter more fellow hikers on the trail.

While spring and autumn are the peak trekking seasons in the Manaslu region, trekking is possible during other times of the year as well, with each season offering unique experiences:2

      02 Winter (December to February):

  • Winter brings cold temperatures and occasional snowfall to the region, especially at higher elevations.
  • Trekking during winter is less crowded, offering a quieter and more peaceful experience on the trail.
  • However, trekking at this time requires proper winter gear and preparation for cold weather conditions.
  1. Monsoon (June to August):

  • Monsoon season brings heavy rainfall to the Manaslu region, making trekking challenging and potentially dangerous.
  • Landslides and leeches are common during this time, and the trails can become muddy and slippery.
  • Trekking during the monsoon season is not recommended due to the risks associated with adverse weather conditions.

In summary, the best time for Manaslu Base Camp trekking is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is most favorable, offering clear skies, mild temperatures, and stunning mountain views.

Manaslu base camp trekking permit 

Mt. Manaslu base camp trek route is controlled trekking destination in Nepal Himalaya and required special Manaslu  trek permit issued by government registered local Nepal trekking companies under the rule and regulated by Department of  immigration Nepal.

Manaslu bse camp trekking permit cost 100 $ Dollars for first seven days and extended each day $ 15 Dollars per person and individual person not allowed to travel in Manaslu circuit trails it means minimum two person.

Trekkers original passport along the  Nepal visa is essential while apply the trekking permits for Manaslu circuit  treks. Other three different trekking permit necessary – MCAP permit, ACAP permit and TIMS permit .

Meals and Accommodation on the Manaslu  base camp trip package

Trekkers get various type  of hygienic meals such as Nepalese, Tibetan, Indian, Chinese , American, European and continental items choose able from menu run by local people  of Manaslu  base camp  trek routes.

You will get basic hotel accommodation on the Mount Manaslu base camp trekking route,  Mostly places will get attached bath room and heating dinning hall. Sometime trekkers need to sleep in dormitory room as well as dining Hall too due to the limit rooms

Packing list for Manaslu Base camp trek 

You need to bring following trekking equipment for  Manaslu circuit hiking trip

  • Trekking Bag pack.
  • Trekking day bag.( Small handbag)
  • Trekking shoes.
  • Sports shoes or sandal.
  • Trekking stick.
  • Trekking Hat, cat
  • Trekking woollen cap.
  • Trekking jacket Gore tax/ flees jacket.
  • Pullover or warm sweeter.
  • Raincoat.
  • 4/5 pairs of good qualities shock .
  • Hand gloves.
  • 2/3 pairs of Trekking trousers
  • 3/4 pairs of Trekking shirts .
  • 3/4 pairs of Underwear
  • Eye glass
  • Water bottle.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Flash or Torch light.
  • Camera and batteries.
  • Sun cream.
Manaslu Base camp trek Itinerary

Mount Manaslu base camp trek itinerary is depend on trekkers choice . If you included Tsum valley trek route it take minimum 18 days start from Sotikhola and end at Dharapani then drive back to Kathmandu or trekkers may extend their journeys to Annapurna Thorong la pass trekking route .whatever your prefer will make tailor made trekking itinerary for Manaslu base camp trip.

Manaslu Base camp trekking  cost

Manaslu Base Camp  trekking cost is determined by the numbers of trekkers as well as private and group join basis trip. Also Manaslu base camp Larkya la pass trekking cost is depending on choice of service budget and luxuries. Budget  Manaslu circuit trekking   cost start from USD 1875 and Luxury around Manaslu trekking  package cost USD3350 per person. Trekking in Manaslu base camp and Larkya la pass  has various type of the hotel accommodation normal lodge trek to five star hotel lodgings  so Manaslu base camp hiking price is belongs to the service, accommodation and local Nepal trekking company.

Guide and porter hiring service for  Manaslu Larkya La pass trek is budget options. Trekking guide cost for Manaslu base camp tour cost  USD 30 to 35 per day and Porter hiring service USD 25 to USD 28  but their insurance and local company service charge will be extra.  Manaslu circuit trek package  cost is slightly higer then other normal trekking destinations of Nepal because of Manaslu  trek permit cost USD 100 per person for seven days and extended days permit cost USD 15 per day per person.   Nepal Manaslu trek cost for Indian passport holders are cheaper then foreign nationals because cost quote on Nepalese and indian currency rupees for Indian citizens.

Why Mt. Manaslu base camp Larkya La pass trek package with Himalaya Journey Trekking

  • Secured online booking and reservation system
  • Tailoring Mt. Manaslu Base Camp trek  Itinerary
  • 32 Years + Experienced and professional trekking, tour guide, drivers and staff entire the trip
  • No hidden cost for the Mount Manaslu base camp trekking package
  • Authorized local Nepal trekking company recommended by Lonely planet travel guide book Nepal  and Rough guide book
  • 24/7 service and last minute Manaslu base camp trek booking facilities
  • All exclusive Hiking in Manaslu  base camp package as requested by customer
  • Emphasis on quality service and guest take care for the 100 % success the Manaslu Base camp treks
  • Private and group join basis trek to Manaslu base camp service as per traveler’s holiday frame
  • Flexibility for extend the trip as per traveler’s requirements
  • Providing hygienic meals and best accommodation on the Manaslu circuit trek  as per requested by trekkers.
  • Instant Helicopter rescue service as per  trekkers’ requirement for Health conscious
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Fixed Departure Dates

March 2024 : 5th, 8th ,10th, 15th , 19th , 24th ,27th

April 2024: 3rd  ,6th,11th, 13th, 16th, 18th, 24th

May 2024: 3rd, 5th, 8th, 11th,  14th, 17th, 21st, 24th, 26th, 29th 

June 2024: 5th, 7th, 10th, 12th,  16th, 18th, 23rd,  25th ,27th,  29th

July 2024:2nd,5th ,8th,13th, 15th,18th, 20th, 23rd, 26th

August 2024: 1st, 5th ,7th,10th ,12th, 16th,18th, 20th, 23rd, 25th

Manaslu base camp trekking  itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1334m), transfer Hotel, Manaslu base camp treks package / Manaslu larkya la pass trekking briefing with officially arrangments. overnight at kathmandu.

Day 02: After breakfast, excursion or sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley with own activities and  prepare for the Manaslu base camp trek because this day is required to make Manaslu special trekking permit with original passport. Overnight at Kathmandu

Day 03:  Kathmandu  via Arughat 525m, 1722ft , Sotikhola drive to Macha Khola 887m, 2919ft. 
Early morning, drive to Arughat, 7/8 hours by bus or jeep through the beautiful landscape. Arughat is the biggest market in the area for local trade, at the bank of Budhi Gandaki River. Explore the surrounding area. After getting there we trek heads to the north along Budhi Gandaki River and we pass the villages of Santi Bazar, Arukhet and ascend slowly toward Kyoropani near the confluence of Soti River – an ideal place to take a fresh water bath. then we enter into another side of the river to enter Budhi Gandaki. At Labubesi, the trail follows down to the sandy riverbed of Budhi Gandaki. Stay there overnight in lodge at Macha Khola.

Day 04: Macha Khola - Jagat 1345m, 4412ft.
We walk continue to Jagat, 7-8 hours walking. In the beginning we cross Machha River and head upstream along the river´s edge. After crossing Khorla besi, there is a hot spring “Tatopani". The trail follows woody area after this toward Dovan. Below Dovan, there is a huge rapid at Budhi Gandaki. As the elevation increases, the rapids and the scenery undergoes a complete transformation. Stay overnight in lodge at Jagat.

Day 05: Jagat – Dang 1960m, 6430ft.
Trek to Dang, 8 hours walk, ascend a rocky ridge up to Salleri then to Setibas. We have lunch at Filim today; the trail enters a steep uninhabited gorge and descends through grassy slopes dotted with tall Pine trees via Budhi Gandaki. Further on, the tiny village Deng comes after crossing a bamboo forest and Dang Khola. Stay overnight in lodge at Deng.

Day 06: Dang – Namrung 2700m, 8858ft.
We walk today to Namrung 4/5 hours walking. The trail crosses over Budhi Gandaki enters woods then it climbs up to Budhi Gandaki valley. The trek climbs over a big rock, continues up through deep fir and rhododendron forest, and then enters Namrung at the crest. Stay overnight in lodge at Namrung.

Day 07: Namrung – Samagaun 3520m, 11546ft.
We head to Sama Gompa 7/8 hours walking. We follow to Nupri region; the trail passes Barcham and crosses Himan Khola and reaches to Shyo. The trail then follows to Lho and drops down across Damonan Khola. Ascend again to a plateau at Shyo. Crossing a ridge the trail descends onto a rock - strewn moraine and goes onto a ridge overlooking pastures and fields of Sama Gaon. The Sama Gompa is nestled against a wooded moraine at the end of the valley. We stay overnight in lodge at Sama Gaon.

Day 08: Trekking in Manaslu base camp
walk approximately 7-8 hours. HJT trekking guide take to you Mt. Manaslu base camp 4867m. You feel proud by your self to reach world 8th tallest mountain base camp and explore with amazing life time experince.  Trekking in Manaslu base camp take almost a full day for round trip. We will see a marvelous view of Manaslu. Stay overnight at same place.

Day 09: Samagaun - Samdo 3860m, 12402 ft.
We trek to Samdo 3-4 hours walk, as trail widens we walk through juniper and birch forest. The trail passes several Mani walls and a stone hut at Kermo Kharka. The trail then climbs steeply to find Samdo nestle behind a ridge.

Day10: Samdo – Larke Rest home/Dharmasaala 4460m, 14532ft.
We trek to Larke rest house 4 hours walking. We go further on to Larke La. The trail forwards and climbs in and out of the gorge and reaches the only shelter on the route to the pass, Larke Rest House. Stay there overnight in lodge at Samdo.

Day 11: Larke Rest Homes – Bimtang 3750m, 12300ft.
After having an early breakfast we start the trek at 06:00AM today. The trail reaches at the top of the moraine at 4,700m. (15,420ft) and climbs steeply to the pass at 5,135m/16,847ft. with the tremendous views of Himlung Himal (7126m), Cheo Himal (6826m), Gyaji Kang, Kangaru Himal (6981m) and Annapurna 2nd (7937m). from the top of Larke Pass then the trail descends to Bimtang “Plain of Sand" in Tibetan Language. This huge valley surrounded by high peaks. Stay there overnight in lodge  at Bimtang.

Day 12: Bimtang – Dharapaani 1963m, 6438ft.
6 hours walk down to Dharapaani. Trail continues through the fields, oak and rhododendron forest and reaches to Tilche (a Gurung village) and cross a suspension bridge at Tilche over Dudh Khola then descend to Dharapaani.  Stay there overnight in lodge at Dharapani.

Day 13:  Dharapaani – Beshishar 823m /2699ft
Now a days off road has built from Beshishar up to Manang so today we will take you by local vehicle. drive approximatley 5/6 hours. then by private vehicle drive back to kathmandu.

Day 14: Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour
After breakfast, our tour guide will take to for historical monuments sightseeing in kathmandu valley such as Boudhhanath : visit Bodhnath Stupa, one of the best Buddhist shrines in the world, where we observe Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries surrounding the stupa than visit Pashupatinath: the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Here you see Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the ghats. Kathmandu durbar square: you will enjoy with different Hindus Temple , Goddes Kumari, legend of kathmadu valley etc and in the evening farewell dinner in Nepalese Restaurant, overnight at kathmandu in Hotel.

Day 15: After breakfast, relaxing or shopping with own activities then our representative will drip to you Kathmandu International airport forward journeys or As you  have time for Nepal will arrange  accordingly such as Chitwan jungle safari tour, Lumbini Pokhara Nagarkot tour , Rafting etc.


Manaslu Base camp trek Cost:

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Service includes:-

  • Airport pick up and transfer to hotel.
  • Three night accommodation in Kathmandu on BB basis ( 3 star category hotel) on twin sharing as mentioned in itinerary
  • Kathmandu Arughat bazaar overland transportation by private jeep as mentioned in itinerary
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly Government license holder trekking Guide.
  • Trekking accomodation in Tea house / Lodge entire the manaslu trekking as mentioned in itinerary
  • Trekking porter /sherpa who will carry your bag pack during the trekking.(two person will get one trekking sherpa/ porter)
  • Three time meal during the trekking Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
  • Desert /fruit after having diner as company provide
  • Trekker's Information Management system (TIMS)
  • Manaslu speicial trekking  permit
  • Manaslu conservation area project ( MCAP permit)
  • Annapurna conservation area project permit (ACAP permit)
  • Besishar to Kathmandu overland transportation by bus as mentioned in itinerary
  • Kathmandu valley guided sightseeing tour as mentioned in itinerary
  • Kathmandu valley tour with private vehicle as mentioned in itinerary
  • All program as mentioned in itinerary
  • Overland transportation
  • Trekking guide both way flight ticket
  • Insurance for Nepalese staff. ( Trekking guide,  and porters)
  • Guide and porter fares and taxes.Government Tax and office service charge.
  • Airport drop

Service Excludes:-

  • Lunch & Dinner during Kathmandu stay
  • International flight ticket
  • Nepal entry visa fee US$ 40 (duration 60 days from date of issue)- you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu.
  • Disembarkation Airport Tax in Nepal -  approx. US$ 24. al equipments
  • High risk medical insurance
  • Entrance fees while sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley.
  • Alcoholic beverage and telephone calls
  • Hot drinks, Soft drinks such as cola, mineral water
  • Nepal Visa Fee
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if needed
  • Purely personal nature expenses
  • Tipping /Tips(Tipping is Expected).

Nepal Manaslu Treks Equipments

  • Trekking Bag pack.
  • Trekking day bag.( Small handbag)
  • Trekking shoes.
  • Sports shoes or sandal.
  • Trekking stick.
  • Trekking Hat, cat
  • Trekking woollen cap.
  • Trekking jacket Gore tax/ flees jacket.
  • Pullover or warm sweeter.
  • Raincoat.
  • 4/5 pairs of good qualities shock .
  • Hand gloves.
  • 2/3 pairs of Trekking trousers
  • 3/4 pairs of Trekking shirts .
  • 3/4 pairs of Underwear
  • Eye glass
  • Water bottle.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Flash or Torch light.
  • Camera and batteries.
  • Sun cream.


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Useful Information:

Manaslu base camp trekking  is less crowded trekking destination with panoramic Himalayan views of Mt. Manaslu 8163m, Mt. Annapurna I.8091m wiht 

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