Manaslu Trek (Starting from Aarughat)

  • Manaslu Trek (Starting from Aarughat)


Manaslu trek normally starts in Gorkha, first heading east and then north up the valley of the Budhi Gandaki, finally making a circuit behind Mt. Manaslu (8163m). Over the Larkya La (5213m) there is huge amount of climbing as you trek up and down over ridges and onto shelves to bypass cliffs. The trail is rough and steep and it offers literally hangs on a bluff high above the river and many bridges. This trek is geographically spectacular and culturally fascinating however it is challenging while crossing the Larkya La Pass.

Manaslu is the eighth highest peak in the world  which lies on the border of Gorkha and Manang districts in Nepal. It is just 64km away to the east of Annapurna. Literally, Manaslu is derived from Sanskrit word manasa means “Mountain of the spirit.”The region encompasses the sub tropical foothills of the Himalaya to the arid Trans-Himalaya high pastures bordering Tibet.

Manaslu circuit is one of the most amazing and an ethnically attractive trek. Opened only after 1991 AD and getting popularity as the best trekking destination in Nepal Himalaya. The region has a combination of rich cultural heritage and unsurpassed Himalayan beauty with its rich biological diversity. The trek begins from Budi Gandaki River and ascends to Larkya la pass 5213m with superb glimpse of attractive Himalaya such as Himalchuli, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu and other mountains, beautiful varied landscape with different floras and faunas.

Trekker may have option to choose the routes to trek this area. One option passes through Dudh Pokhari --a milky lake that is a common pilgrimage destination for Hindus and Buddhists alike. Another route takes you up to Manaslu Base Camp. While the most popular option is to trek over the Larke La pass to arrive in the Marsyandi valley in the Annapurna region.

Itinerary Details

Day 01 : Meeting upon arrival at Kathmandu International airport, transfer to hotel.

Day 02 : Stay in Kathmandu for the official procedure, overnight at hotel.

Day 03 : Drive to Aarughat (700m), overnight at tented camp.Day 04 : Trek to Soti Khola (815meters), overnight at tented camp.Day 05 : Trek to Trek to Labu Bensi (900meters), overnight at tented camp.Day 06 : Trek to Dovan (1020meters), overnight at tented camp.

Day 07 : Trek to Jagat (1250meters), overnight at tented camp.

Day 08 : Trek to Sama Pangsing (1950meters), overnight at tented camp.

Day 09 : Trek to Deng (2600meters), overnight at tented camp.

Day 10 : Trek to Ghap (2050meters), overnight at tented camp.Day 11 : Trek to Lho (3148meters), overnight at tented camp.

Day 12 : Trek to Sama Gompa (3517meters), overnight at tented camp.

Day 13 : Stay at Sama Gompa, overnight at tented camp.

Day 14 : Trek to Stone Hut (4510meters), overnight at tented camp.Day 15 : Rest at Stone Hut for acclimatization, overnight at tented camp.  Day 16 : Trek to Bhimphedi (3890meters) after crossing Larkya La Pass (5213meters), overnight at tented camp.

Day 17 : Trek to Tilje (3900meters), overnight at tented camp.Day 18 : Trek to Tal (1720meters), overnight at tented camp .

Day 19 : Trek to Germu Phant (1400meters), overnight at tented camp. 

Day 20 : Trek to Bensisahar, overnight at tented camp.

Day 21 : Drive back to Kathmandu (3900meters), overnight at hotel.Day 22 : Leisure day in Kathmandu, overnight at hotel. 

Day 23 : Transfer to airport, departure on ownward destination.

Trip Inclusion

What is included?

  • Hotel accomodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with BB plan.
  • Three meals in a day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) with hot beverage and snacks whilst on trekking.
  • Tented camp accommodation whilst on trekking.
  • Manaslu Conservation Area permit fees.
  •  An experienced fluent English speaking guide, trained by ministry of Culture, Tourism & Civil Aviation.
  • Highly experienced trekking porter.
  • Staff food, accommodation, clothing, salary & insurance.
  • All necessary ground transportation.
  • Airport transfers.
  • All governmental procedure.
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at typical Nepali restaurant.

What is not included?

  • Meals at Kathmandu.
  • Personal nature expenses.
  • Bar and beverage bills.
  • Your Travel Insurance.
  • Rescue & Evacuation.
  • Gratitude (tip) for staff.


Highlights of the Trekking

Trekking through beautiful village including Samagaon, samdo as well as Gandaki and Marsyangdi valley, Visit ancient monastery in Samagaon, Larkya La bazaar, exploring around aqua-blue green lake Birendra and crossing snow covered high pass Larkya La.


All the conditions stated in the itinerary are intented to applicable only for the visitors prefering full package programme. At the same time, we also serve you based on your choice. The selection of itineraries and the staff depends on your choice and financial procurement. We have options for any partial visit as per your requirement.



We would like you to know that although we try to follow the program given above, at times local trails or weather conditions may compel us to make slight changes if necessary. The itinerary may also vary slightly subject to our trekkers' acclimatization rates. This odyssey goes into untamed territory above the timberline, so we seek to request maximum flexibility if and when required for the safety of your trip and your life. Thank you so much for your understanding. We value your precious life.

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Quick Fact of the Trip

  • Trip Duration : 23 days
  • Best Season : Spring & Autumn
  • Country : Nepal
  • Min Altitude : 1522meter
  • Max Altitude : 5213meter
  • Trip starts : Kathmandu
  • Trip ends : Kathmandu
  • Group size : Min – 2

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