Manaslu Base Camp


17 Days | 16 Nights

Short Itineraries

  • DAY 1:
    Arrive in Kathmandu
  • DAY 2:
    Drive to Arughat Bazar and to Soti Khola (720 m) (approx 8-9 hrs.) in Jeep
  • DAY 3:
    Trek to Machhakhola (930 m) approx 6 hrs
  • DAY 4:
    Trek to Jagat (1,410 m) approx 6-7 hrs
  • DAY 5:
    Trek to Dyang (1,800 m) approx 6-7 hrs
  • DAY 6:
    Trek to Namrung (2,660) approx 6-7 hrs
  • DAY 7:
    Trek to Shyala (3,520 m) approx 5-6 hrs
  • DAY 8:
    Trek to Pugien monastery and to Samagaon (3,530 m) approx 5-6 hrs
  • DAY 9:
    Acclimatization in Samagaon - Excursion to Manaslu Base Camp (4,440 m)
  • DAY 10:
    Trek to Samdo (3,690 m) approx 5 hours
  • DAY 11:
    Trek to Dharamsala (4,470 m) approx.5 hrs
  • DAY 12:
    Trek to Larkya pass and to Bimtang (3,720 m) approx 8-9 hrs
  • DAY 13:
    Trek to Tilje (2,300 m) approx 6-7 hrs
  • DAY 14:
    Trek to Tal (1,700 m) approx 5 hrs
  • DAY 15:
    Drive to Besisahar and to Kathmandu (approx 9 hrs.) in Jeep
  • DAY 16:
    In Kathmandu. Free Day
  • DAY 17:
    Departure

Detailed Itineraries

DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU

Welcome to Nepal!

It is a panoramic thrill flying into Kathmandu on a clear day. The views of snow-capped mountain peaks sprawling down below you are almost ecstatic, beginning a whole chain of memorable experiences that stay with you for a long, long time. A representative and driver from will meet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. The representative will help you check into hotel.

Meals: None
Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu
DAY 2: Drive to Arughat Bazar and to Soti Khola (720 m) (approx 8-9 hrs.) in Jeep

After breakfast drive to Arughat. The journey to Arughat Bazaar starts down the main Pokhara Highway before taking a turn down a rough road. Then again further drive to Soti khola.

Meals:- Breakfast, Launch & Dinner
Overnight at Local Lodge

DAY 03: Trek to Machhakhola (930 m) approx 6 hrs

Today, we cross a bridge and climb up onto a ridge above the rapids of the Budhi Gandaki. The trail continues, climbing over a big rock and crossing a log bridge, before it eventually descends back down to the banks of the Budhi Gandaki. We trek up again on a steep rocky trail clinging to the side of a cliff, then up and around to the Gurung village and beyond to Machha Khola.

Meals:- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Local Lodge

DAY 4: Trek to Jagat (1,410 m) approx 6-7 hrs

Today, we cross a bridge and climb up onto a ridge above the rapids of the Budhi Gandaki. The trail continues, climbing over a big rock and crossing a log bridge, before it eventually descends back down to the banks of the Budhi Gandaki. We trek up again on a steep rocky trail clinging to the side of a cliff, then up and around to the Gurung village and beyond to Machha Khola.

Meals:- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Local Lodge

DAY 5: Trek to Dyang (1,800 m) approx 6-7 hrs

After descending a long series of stone steps to the river, we climb a terraced hill to Saguleri, from where we can see Singri Himal, 7187m. Our route continues upstream, through a gorge section with towering walls. We cross the river three more times in the next two hours to avoid difficult valley sides and then climb up over a further steep spur to reach the village of Dyang.

Meals:- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Local Lodge

DAY 6: Trek to Namrung (2,660) approx 6-7 hrs

We leave Dyang the valley is still steep-sided. We pass the village of Lama, and start to see Mani stones (prayers etched onto wayside rocks), a sign that we are entering a Buddhist region. After about four hours we reach the village of Ghap in the Tibetan area. As we gain altitude, we move into alpine territory with great mountain views. There are more Mani stone walls and three more crossings of the Buri Gandaki on our route to Namrung.

Meals:- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Local Lodge

DAY 7: Trek to Shyala (3,520 m) approx 5-6 hrs

Above Namrung the valley opens out and there are extensive pastures. Climbing gently now, and crossing a large stream flowing down from the Lidanda Glaciers, we reach the Tibetan village of Sho, and get our first views of Manaslu North and then of Manaslu Main. As we continue, we come to Lho, a large village at 3150 metres where there is a lovely little monastery and numerous chortens and Manis, before arriving at Shyala.

Meals:- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Local Lodge

DAY 8: Trek to Pugien monastery and to Samagaon (3,530 m) approx 5-6 hrs

Leaving Shyala today, we take an excursion to Pugien Gumba / monastery and then trek towards the fields of Samagaon.

Meals:- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Local Lodge

DAY 9: Acclimatization in Samagaon - Excursion to Manaslu Base Camp (4,440 m)

We continue to follow the Budhi Gandaki surrounded by spectacular mountains on all sides. Manaslu is particularly impressive and we visit Manaslu Base Camp. Return back to Samagaon.

Meals:- Breakfast
Overnight at Local Lodge

DAY 10: Trek to Samdo (3,690 m) approx 5 hours

Today trek to Samdo. You will cross a suspension bridge that leads to juniper and birch forests. The journey continues as you cross another bridge and climb across the Budhi Gandaki River. You will witness the presence of the mighty mountains, especially Mt. Manaslu, following us on the way to Samdo. Samdo is a Tibetan village.

Meals:- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Local Lodge

DAY 11: Trek to Dharamsala (4,470 m) approx.5 hrs

Today we hike along the ever shrinking Budhi Gandaki river with towering mountains around us. We will find a stream that runs through Gya La, the gateway to Tibet and the remains of what used to be a trading hub. Finally, we reach Larkya Phedi / Dharmasala.

Meals:- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Local Lodge

DAY 12: Trek to Larkya pass and to Bimthang (3,720 m) approx 8-9 hrs

Not long after leaving Larkya Phedi we reach the northern face of the Larkya Glacier and climb steadily to the Larkya La Pass, from where there are stunning views of Cho Danda, Annapurna II and Larkya Peak. We will then walk down to Tanbuche and from there down to Bim Thang.

Meals:- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Local Lodge

DAY 13: Trek to Tilje (2,300 m) approx 6-7 hrs

Today, the trail descends into pine and rhododendron forest before following the Dudh Khola river. After we reach Karche, we make a steep climb onto a ridge, before descending again to the river bank at Goa. We continue through fields to Tilje, a large Gurung village.

Meals:- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Local Lodge

DAY 14: Trek to Tal (1,700 m) approx 5 hrs

Another day spent trekking the lowlands through mixed forest and paddy fields. After Dharapani, we join the Annapurna Circuit and follow this classic trek in reverse through the Marshyangdi valley to Tal.

Meals:- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Local Lodge

DAY 15: Drive to Besisahar and to Kathmandu (approx 8-9 hrs.) in Jeep

After the breakfast at the lodge we depart in vehicle from Tal to Besishar and to Kathmandu.

Meals:- Breakfast
Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu

DAY 16: In Kathmandu. Free Day

Free day in Kathmandu.

Meals:- Breakfast
Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu

DAY 17: Departure

We ensure that you will leave Kathmandu with cherishing memory and an experience of a lifetime. Our representative will drive you to the airport in time for your flight back home.

Meals:- Breakfast

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