Manaslu Base Camp Trek - 16 Days

  • Duration: 16 Days
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Group: 1 - 25 people
  • Max Altitude: 5,160m
  • Best Time Feb - May, Sep - Dec
  • Pick-up: Private Vehicle

Highlights

  • A since the drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola.
  • The traditional culture of Tibetan and Gurung.
  • Amazing natural landscape with a wide range of flora and fauna.
  • Enjoy with local people, Nepali lifestyle, festival, and system.
  • Observe monasteries, mani walls, and prayer wheels in the area.
  • Various snow-capped Himalayan ranges views.
  • Explore the fantastice Manaslu base camp.
  • Cross the Larkya La (5160m).
     

About Manaslu Base Camp Trek

Journey to Manaslu base camp trek is wilderness valley adventure classic trekking in Manaslu region which is a most popular route in Nepal as you can explore traditional life of local Tibetan peoples and amazing surrounded natural landscape with an incredible view of mountain peaks, it's a rural valley natural paradise and leads through the lap of 8th Highest Mountain in the world, Mount Manaslu 8,163 meters. This Manaslu base camp trek as know as "around Manaslu circuit trek" which located on the border between Nepal and Tibet, it's a restricted trekking route in Manaslu Region requires special trekking permits. Manaslu base camp trek offers amazing Larke La Pass 5,180m,  breath-taking sceneries of while mountains, a wide range of floras and faunas, ethnics mountains villages, ancient’s monasteries, the unique culture of Tibetan community, and magic glacier with icefalls.

Trekking to Manaslu base camp is an amazing lifetime experience as takes you hidden valley of Nepal where you explore the fantastic mountain land of Manaslu base camp 4,460m and crosses one of the most popular Larkya La Pass. You can visit the three peaks of Manaslu which is called "Japanese Peak". This 16 days excited Manaslu trekking is one of the most remarkable treks of Nepal and part of Great Himalaya Trail, ancient traditions and rich sceneries are the attraction of this trek, you can also taste the various ethnics culture with local lifestyle, then enjoying the fantastic countryside scenery and surrounded Himalayan ranges. This delightful Manaslu base camp trek (16 days) offers magnification mountain views of Mount Manaslu 8153m, Himal Chuli 7893m, Ganesh Himal 7319m, Shringi Himal 7187m, etc. Local community Manaslu is known as Pungen Ri which embodiment is worshipped in a Gompa couple, it's lie above the Sama Goan.

Our 16 Days Manaslu base camp trek (Manaslu circuit trek) begins from Sotikhola after having a since the drive from Kathmandu Valley, then you walk through the along Budi Gandaki valley to different ethnic groups village, where you explore many Buddhist "MONKS inhabitant" sacred monasteries and real Nepalese life. This Manaslu base camp trek leads you through the colourful rhododendron with pine forest, amazing waterfalls, aqua-blue green lakes, and mountain villages, then reach Sama Village where you hike Manaslu Base Camp 4800m, it's really unforgettable land of this region. Likewise, you have a great opportunity to cross the gorgeous Larkya La (5160m) which is surrounded by the magical glacier and panorama mountain views.

We, Himalayan Frozen Adventure designed 16 days Manaslu base camp trek via Larkya pass, who want to explore wonderful landscapes, the culture of local life, Himalayan ranges, traditional settlement, and get to grateful Himalayan experience. We have crafted our Manaslu base camp trek via Larkya pass itinerary carefully including adequate rest days to let your body acclimatize with the altitude.  Manaslu base camp trek difficulty is considered tough, You have to be in good health and shape to go on this trek. Similarly, the best time to go on  Manaslu base camp trek is in spring and autumn. To know more about the  Manaslu base camp trek cost or any other information, feel free to get in touch with us anytime.

Itinerary

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You get picked up from the international airport by one of our team members. He/she will assist you with the Hotel and inform you about the day program. As per your flight landing schedule, you may have or not free time to relax and explore the nearby streets. Regardless, the day is going to end with lots of laughter and happy moments when you meet with other team members over welcome dinner.
  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 1,300m
  • Kathmandu

After having breakfast at Kathmandu Hotel, you drive toward Soti Khola. Leaving Kathmandu behind, the drive goes through the highway, rice paddy fields, lush valleys, and cross the small villages, Tirshuli River with Budi Gandaki Khola (River), then after passing Dhading Besi and Arughat, you arrive in Soti Khola, where you spend your overnight at trekking lodge.

  • Trekking lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 710m
  • Soti Khola
After having a warm breakfast and leave the Soti Khola. The trail leads a narrow valley with densely forested hillsides and reaches a small traditional village. You'll ascend to a ridge and takes you to Khursane. From here, you walk on a rocky trail and pass by two lovely waterfalls. Further, the trail descends through rice terraces and reaches Labubesi. You then ascend and descend towards Machha Khola. The trail crosses a suspension bridge before reaching Machha Khola, where you spend overnight at a trekking lodge.
  • Trekking lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 890m
  • Machha Khola
After breakfast, trekking head towards to Dobhan, you cross the Maccha Khola bridge and enjoy with amazing natural landscapes, then trail ascent to Khola Bensi, where you take a relaxing bath at natural hot spring. Likewise, you walk through the big forest path to reach Dobhan, where you stay overnight.
  • Trekking lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 1,000m
  • Dobhan
After having delicious breakfast at Dobhan lodge, you'll cross the suspension bridge and climb to Jagat. After enjoying wonderful landscapes with the hill at Jagat, the trail ascent Salleri, then you descend Sirdibas to Ghatta Khola. After crossing a long suspension bridge you arrive in Philim, where you spend your overnight at trekking lodge.
  • Trekking lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 1,590m
  • Philim
After having breakfast, the trail goes along millet fields to reach Ekle Bhatti and you steeply ascends and then descends to a grassy slope. Similarly, you cross the Budhi Gandaki and east bank of the river, then walk through lush forests of Bamboo and passing the Deng Khola, you reach Deng village, where you stay overnight.
  • Trekking lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2,360m
  • Dang

After having breakfast at Deng lodge, you cross the Budhi Gandaki river and reach Lana village. On the way, you'll see Buddhist prayers, Mani stones, and enter the Tibetan areas, then walk through a dense forest and beautiful villages of Ghap and Prok. Further, You will cross Budhi Gandaki river several times and pass by a narrow gorge. Finally, passing a lush forest and short ascent you reach Namrung, where you spend your overnight at trekking lodge.

  • Trekking lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2,660m
  • Namrung
After having sweet breakfast at Namrung trekking lodge. On the way, you can enjoy seeing stunning views of Siring Himal, Mt. Himalchuli, and Ganesh Himal. The trail crosses a large stream with pasture lands and you gradually ascend through the lush forest to Lihi, then the trail descends Sho to reach Lho Gaon, where you stay overnight.
  • Trekking lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3,180m
  • Lho

After having breakfast at Lha Gaon, the trek head towards to Sama Gaon. On the way, you'll cross a beautiful Tibetan village, where you can explore the unique culture with the local lifestyle of Tibetan people and enjoy amazing natural landscapes and hills. After five hours of walking you reach Sama Gaon, where you stay overnight.

  • Trekking lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3,530m
  • Sama Gaon
Today most excited and acclimatization day at Sama Gaon. After having early morning breakfast, you take about 3 hours to reach incredible Manaslu base camp, where can see amazing Mount Manaslu with many surrounded peaks and Glacier. After exploring the Manaslu base camp Sama Gaon and explore the Birendra Tal and Pungyen Gompa. This day is perfect to make your body fit for altitude. Overnight stay at same trekking lodge.
  • Trekking lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3,530m
  • Sama Gaon
After having breakfast, the trail descends to Budho Gandaki river and crosses a bridge over a side stream in the north. You will pass by numerous mani walls on the way. Trekking through lush forests of birch and juniper, you reach Kermo Kharka. From here, you descend and cross a wooden bridge. Further, the trail ascends to Samdo via Kani.
  • Trekking lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3,860m
  • Samdo
After having breakfast at Samdo trekking lodge, trekking heads toward to Dharamsala. Leaving Samdo behind, the trail descends and cross a wooden bridge over the Budi Gandaki river, then you'll cross two-stream and ascend towards Salka Khola. Likewise, you reach a ruined marketplace which is called Larkya Bazaar. A short hike from here, you arrive base camp of Larkya La Pass Dharamsala, where you can see stunning views of Larkya Glacier. Overnight stay at Larkya Phedi/Dharamsala teahouse.
  • Trekking lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 4,460m
  • Larkya Phedi
Today is most excited and adventure challenge day of this trek. After having early morning breakfast, you'll start a hike to Larkya La Pass. Leaving Dharamsala, you begin walking towards the north side of Larkya Glacier. Passing by moraines, you slowly ascend on a steep path to Larkya La Pass. From the top of the pass, you get to see outstanding views of Mt. Annapurna II, Mt. Kanguru, Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, etc. Further, the trail descends to Bimtang where you will be spending the night.
  • Trekking lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3,720m
  • Bimthang
After having breakfast at Bimthang, the trail descend toward to Gho. On the way, you can enjoy too seeing Manaslu and Annapurna ranges views. Likewise, you'll cross a bridge of Dudh Khola and walk through the blossom of rhododendron flowers, then the trail leads you through a narrow valley and passes terraced fields. After crossing a Marsyangdi River, you take ascent to reach Gho village, where you stay overnight.
  • Trekking lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2,515m
  • Gho

After having breakfast, trekking goes through the small villages, narrow of two hills, rhododendron with oaks forests, and enter the Annapurna Circuit Trek route. Leaving the Dudh Khola and scrub forests, you reach Dharapani, from where you take a scenic drive to Besisahar. Overnight stay at Besisahar trekking lodge.

  • Trekking lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 760m
  • Besisahar
After having sweet breakfast in Besi Sahar, you drive through the banks of Marsyangdi with Trishuli River, terrace farms, beautiful scenery, rice fields, and mountain hills. After a long and scenic drive, you reach Kathmandu city then you head to the Hotel. In the evening, we enjoy together successful trip farewell dinner in Nepal restaurant.
  • Hotel
  • Breakfast/Lunch
  • 1,300m
  • Kathmandu
Notices


Himalayan Frozen Adventure will fully support your whole trip. Sometimes come these kinds of the problem; Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, and unexpected natural disasters. These conditions we make extra or rest day, which is not available in this itinerary but if you have time then it is possible to make more extra day at trekking. You have to pay a package for extra days.

Cost Details

  • Pickup/Drop from (Airport – Hotel – Airport).
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Guesthouse and lodge accommodation during trekking.
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek.
  • All ground transportation as per the itinerary by private vehicles and jeep.
  • Himalayan experience Government license holder guide.
  • Guide and Porter all meals, accommodation, transportation, insurance, and salary
  • Emergency rescue operation assistance in arranging in case of complex health conditions (funded by your Travel Insurance).
  • Himalayan frozen adventure bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion).
  • Seasonal fresh fruits and Supplementary snacks.
  • 6 trekkers: 1 assistant guide).
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
  • Trekking permits (ACAP, a special permit for Manaslu).
  • Travel and rescue arrangements.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • First aid box.
  • Farewell dinner.
  • Nepalese visa fee (15 days - $25-30, 30 days- $40-50 and 90 days- $100-110).
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Extra night accommodation and meals in Kathmandu.
  • Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen.
  • Personal trekking equipment for this trek.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Personal clothing and gear.
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, heater, etc.)
  • Tips for guides and porters.

Departures & Dates

Himalayan Frozen Adventure is a responsible travel company in Nepal. Our all dates are 100% guaranteed if there no political unrest and natural disaster then. Is there not any error then you can use this date it's better for your trip.  We try our best to ensure this information.

Useful Information

Manaslu Base Camp Trek Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is mandatory to have to join an adventurous trip in the Himalayas. It is for your safety. The travel insurance must cover things like illness, medical emergencies, accidents, death, trip cancellation, and loss of personal baggage & items. All costs for Emergency Evacuation must be paid in cash in Nepal unless an insurance company has agreed to pay all the cost on your behalf. Make sure that your travel insurance covers activities in the Himalayas if you are participating in them.

*Note: Foreigners are not allowed to purchase an insurance policy in Nepal. So make sure to purchase good travel insurance in your country, and it is your responsibility to check whether your insurance policy is adequate or not.


Manaslu Base Camp Trek Accommodation

Manaslu Base Camp Trek accommodations are Lodge and Teahouse. Around Kathmandu, we can find a good facility with comfortable accommodation at the Hotel. Manaslu Base Camp Trek, all accommodations are on the twin-shared basis. During the trek, Himalayan frozen Adventure will manage room with attached washrooms. In the teahouse, we have to share the toilet. Single room is available in Kathmandu and the lower elevation trekking region but might be impossible to higher elevations.


Manaslu Base Camp Trek Meals

At the Kathmandu have included only breakfast. During the Manaslu Base Camp Trek, all meals will be provided. In the Manaslu region, we can enjoy Nepalese food with international cuisine like Tibetan, Continental, Indian, Tibetan, Italian, etc. Through the trek, we have breakfast/lunch at the teahouse and Dinner will be at the lodge. You can choices different kinds of breakfast, lunch, and dinner by the menu. 


Passport & Visa

A passport with at least six months of validity from the return date is mandatorily needed. You can get the Nepalese visa from the Nepalese Embassies or Consulate in your country. You can also get the Nepalese visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Do know that there are few countries that have to apply for the Nepalese visa from their own country. Obtaining your visa is entirely your responsibility.

While booking, make sure to put full and correct passport information so that we can get all the necessary permits, tickets, and pay fees on your behalf. If you do not provide the correct information when you make your booking, we will not be able to make the necessary bookings on your behalf and cannot be held responsible.


Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)

AMS or altitude sickness is one of the main risks while traversing in the high altitude. The main region behind getting AMS is when the body doesn't adjust to the lower level, and the result can be deadly. So it is very important to take proper measures on time. Gaining altitude with constant pace and proper acclimatization days will help reduce the chances of getting AMS.

Similarly, you also have to keep yourself hydrated during the trek, therefore, drink enough water and avoid alcoholic drinks as it dehydrates the body. If you are planning to trek in one of the adventurous trails of Nepal then do keep above things in your mind.

Symptoms of altitude sickness

  • Difficulty in sleeping
  • Dizziness or light-headedness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Shortness of breath with exertion

Preventive measures

  • Include an adequate number of rest days in the itinerary
  • Keep yourself hydrated
  • Do not drink alcoholic beverages
  • Do not gain more than 500 meters in a day
  • Try to spend the night in lower altitude
  • Acclimatize properly at a lower altitude
  • Inform your guide immediately if any of the symptoms you see
  • Do not push yourself

Manaslu Base Camp Trek Best season

The climatic condition of Nepal differs from place to place depending upon geographical regions. One can have warm and hot wear in the terai whereas can observe the chilling arctic-like weather in the Himalayas. Nepal’s weather is influenced by a maritime and continental factor and has four different seasons, Autumn (September to November), followed by Winter (December to February), Spring (March to May), and finally, there is Summer/Monsoon (June to August).

The best time to go on an adventurous journey in the Himalayas is in Spring (March to May) and Autumn (mid-September to November). These are the best times to go on any treks and climbing trips because of stable weather and a moderate climate. There is only one place in Nepal, where you can go trekking in even monsoon (July to mid-September) and that is Upper Dolpo. This region lies in the rain shadow of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges and therefore does not receive rainfall in the monsoon.

Autumn (September To November)

Autumn (September-November) is one of the perfect seasons to trekking with hiking in Himalayan Nepal, so thousands of trekkers choose these months. In fact, September, October, and November months are will be full of excellent atmosphere as well as beauty, enjoys your journey with joy and beauty. The Autumn season provides reference weather with clear magnificent mountains. The temperature is good than another season. September-November is a great time to express your adventure in Himalayan Nepal. It will also be free from natural disasters such as floods and landslides these months. It's the most famous season to goes high altitude area of Himalayan. 

Winter (November To March)

Winter (November-March) is also possible to trek in Himalayan Nepal, the weather condition is stable and the days are clear. December, January and February are the cold months in Nepal. Days temperatures are cool but the nights are much cold. During the winter trek is risk winds and colder temperatures. Above 3,000m altitude being usually snowfall and freezing. If you are looking for wonderful scenery, let choose the lower elevation trek in Nepal.

Spring (March To May)

Spring (March-May) is the second famous trekking season in Himalayan Nepal. March, April, and May is also a great option to mountain climbing and high altitude trek. At spring morning weather condition will be clear, but the afternoon sky covered by the cloud, and sometimes can be rain. You can get to see beautiful flowers like jasmine, pine, and rhododendron with wild flora. During the Spring, lower altitude trek is mildly warm and above 3,000m quite a moderate temperature. This season also best to express your adventure in Nepal.

Summer (June To August)

In the summer season, the trekkers are less crowded in the Himalayan region will be less. June, July and August are the main raining season in Nepal which involves monsoon. Bad weather can hamper travel, maybe some problems during the journey due to heavy rain. Some travelers prefer to travel at this time as this is also not an emergency period. The weather is hot and almost everyday rains. This season is better for the tour to Tibet and in Himalayan Nepal like Mustang, Dolpo region, and Nar-Phu valley because these regions are in the rain-shadow.


Trekking Equipment

Trekking equipment is the essential material used during the trip to the Himalayas, which is used on a daily basis. Without trekking equipment, your trip may be unsuccessful so we request you please follow the list. If you have not time to buy in your country, so don't worry we can help to buy trekking equipment in Kathmandu. Himalayan Frozen Adventure Pvt.Ltd will make your precious time reference and entertainment.

Trekking Equipment Lists

HEAD

  • Headlight
  • Sun hat
  • Warm hat and scarf

FACE

  • Face wipes and towels
  • Sunscreen +40
  • Sunglass

Hands

  • Waterproof & Snowproof Gloves
  • Lightweight gloves

Body clothing

  • Sleeping bag
  • Down jackets
  • Sport hiking t-shirts, preferably quick-drying
  • Fleece jacket and sweaters
  • Poncho and rain jacket
  • Socks preferably cotton –mix
  • Lightweight cotton trekking pants with folding option

Lists of Footwear

  • Water/Snowproof Trekking Boots
  • Socks preferably cotton sports socks but take some extra pairs
  • Crampon (optional)

Essential gear

  • Day Backpack above the 30 L
  • Pack covers
  • Thermos Bottel- hard bottle that can be used for boiled drinking water

Water peals

  • Umbrella / Poncho
  • Walking pole if you need it
  • Thick Sleeping bag
  • Deodorant
  • Laundry soap
  • Antibacterial Gel
  • Toiletries
  • Toothbrush
  • Shampoo

Personal accessories

  • Cell phone
  • Watch
  • Camera
  • Money wallet with Money
  • Padlocks
  • Plastic bag
  • Sewing kit
  • Extra p photos and passport photocopies

First-aid Kit

  • Diamox (acetazolamide)
  • Lozenges
  • Elastic bandages
  • Moleskin
  • Cotton bandages and band-aids
  • Lancing needle
  • Antibiotic eye-drops
  • Thermometer
  • Sling
  • Paracetamol
  • Antiseptic antibacterial cream or solution
  • Painkillers
  • Anti-emetic for nausea (not at high altitude)
  • Loperamide to control diarrhea
  • Norfloxacin or Cipro to cure diarrhea, other infections
  • Oral rehydration salts

Himalayan Frozen Adventure Pvt. Ltd porter is available for (2 trekkers a porter) who will carry up to 20 kg at maximum; therefore, keep this in mind before you pack your bags!!!