Round Manaslu Trekking

Trekking around Manaslu offers a unique opportunity to experience relatively "untouched" region of Nepal. Opened for trekking only since 1991 , it provides spectacular beauty along the border of Nepal and China and is now a controlled trekking route which allows organized trekking groups special permits to venture round its spectacular circuit. Located in west-central Nepal, the 177-km trek around Manaslu provides strong walkers the best that Nepal has to offer: fantastic mountain scenery, spanning altitudes from 375 m to 5,300 m. a diverse range of ecosystems and ethnic cultures, and a trail that puts one physically closer to Tibet than any other trek in Nepal.

The standard 18 -days hike usually begins in Gorkha but for those preferring a longer trek, the winding road to Trisuli becomes the preface to this exciting walk Because of its isolation and newness to tourism, this trip must be done as a full service trek through an official trekking company. All supplies necessary for the trip (including food and kerosene) must be carried in and all rubbish must be portered out. A Nepalese Liaison Officer must accompany each group to assure protection of both the fragile environment and cultures there.

  Start place Altitude Camping place Altitude Remarks
Day 01 Kathmandu 1.400m Gorkha 1143m minibus or 4 wheele drive
Day 02 Gorkha 1143m Kanchok 1100m
Day 03 Kanchok 1100m Arughat 670m

Day 04 Arughat 670m Labu Besi 880m

Day 05 Labu Besi 880m Khola Besi 950m

Day 06 Khola Besi 950m Jagat 1410m

Day 07 Jagat 1401m Ngyak 1530m

Day 08 Ngyak 1530m Ghap 2040m

Day 09 Ghap 2040m Lho 3100m

Day 10 Lho 3100m Sama Gompa 3500m

Day 11 Sama Gompa 3500m Samdo 3860m

Day 12 Samdo 3860m Larkya Camp 4500m

Day 13 Larkya Camp 4500m Bimtang 3850m

Day 14 Bimtang 3850m Tilije 2400m

Day 15 Tilije 2400m Syamje 1350m  
Day 16 Syamje 1350m Bulbule 1000m

Day 17 Bulbule 1000m Besi Sahar 750m

Day 18 Besi Sahar 750m Kathmandu 1400m

  • Panorama on Ganesh Himal, Lapsang Karbo, Manaslu, Himalchuli etc.
  • Cross Larkya-La (5.135m)
  • Tibetan villages and culture
  • Gurung villages
  • Buri river
  • Marsyangdi river