Manaslu Lodge Trek [VAMT16]

Manaslu Trek is a well-loved trekking route, providing with pristine mountain views, rich culture and genuine adventure sum up the trek experience around the 8156m Manaslu. Opened in 1992, this area offers a combination of rich culture heritage, unsurpassed beauty and biological diversity.

Day 1

Drive from Kathmandu to Dhading Bensi is smooth on paved road and further to Arughat will be on a rough road.  Upon reaching Arughat, a major town in the region we drive further towards Sotikhola. Overnight reasonable local lodge.

Day 2

The trek starts through the beautiful Sal forests, then climb onto a ridge above huge rapids on the Budhi Gandak then reach Khursane upon which the rocky trail weaves its way up and down, past two tropical waterfalls on a steep, rocky trail clinging to the side of a cliff. It eventually makes its way down and past a few rice terraces, then up and around to the Gurung village of Labubesi, further climb behind a rocky outcrop, where the valley opens up and the Budhi Gandaki meanders among wide gravel bars. Dropping to the sandy river bed and a walk along rounded stones before climbing over a side ridge then head down again to the river and cross another suspension bridge to reach Machha Khola village for overnight at the basic local lodge.

Day 3

After crossing Machha River and Khrola besi, there is a hot spring called "Tatopani". The trail follows beginning of of the restricted forested 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. Overnight at the local lodge.

Day 4

A short day. The trail undulates to Jagat, a well kept paved village. From here the trail continues up the valley to Sirdabas, offering great views of the Sringi Himal ahead. We then drop down to the river, cross a long suspension bridge and climb steeply up to Philim. There will be time in the afternoon to explore the village and surrounding hillside. Overnight at the local lodge.

Day 5

The trail now undulates spectacularly with impressive waterfalls on either side of the valley. Passing Eklabatti and heading to the river and crossing it twice on suspension bridges, the trail passes Euwa, where there is a small campsite and continue following the valley until reaching  the village of Deng. Overnight at the local lodge.

Day 6

After a brief walk beyond Deng, cross the Budhi Gandaki and climb to Rana at 1910m. From the bridge, climb a bit to join a trail from Bhi, then head west up the Budhi Gandaki valley. The trail also passes through forests and mani where the trail turn towards a corner that contours to Ghap, the route through Prok village has a viewpoint for a beautiful sight of Siringi Himal,further cross the Budi Gandaki several times today and come across several gompas en route. The trail follows the river upstream through a dense forest. After crossing the river at an impressive spot where it thunders down a narrow gorge, the forest becomes less dense and the trail is fine again. The pleasant walk continues and after a last steep climb to reach Namrung.Overnight at the local Lodge.

Day 7

The trail climbs steadily and pass through forests and reach Lihi, a fine village with many chortens and barley terraces. Then the trail drops and crosses the side valley of Simnang Himal with Ganesh Himal always close by. Further pass through Sho, Lho and Shyala villages before reaching Sama Village. Overnight at the local lodge.

Day 8
Rest day or optional excursion to Manaslu base camp ( 10hrs both ways) & Lake Birendra.Overnight at the local lodge.
Day 9

The trail crosses grazing areas and gradually climbs the valley offering fantastic views of the mountains especially Manaslu and reach Samdo, the last permanent settlement in the valley. This remote village is only a day's walk from the Tibetan border. In the afternoon there will be time to explore the village and surrounding hills. Overnight at the local lodge.

Day 10
Rest day or excursion upto to Tibetan border. Overnight at the local lodge.
Day 11

Leaving the village, the trail crosses a stream to deserted Larkya Bazaar. Years ago this village thrived off trade with Tibet. Climbing steadily reaches a lodge rather a stone shelter, which is the last campsite before the pass. Overnight at the local shelter.

Day 12

A short climb reaches a valley on the north side of the Larkya Glaciers which offers great views of Cho Danda and Larkya Peak. The trail goes across moraines of the glacier, making a gradual ascent which becomes steeper only in the last section of the pass. From the pass, there are outstanding views of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kangguru and the huge Annapurna II. Overnight at the local lodge.

Day 13

The trail starts with a gentle climb through paddy fields towards the small Karcha La pass and descend through fig tree and rhododendron forests to Tilje. Overnight at the local lodge.

Day 14

Walk towards trail junction of Annapurna Circuit trek nearby Dharapani village, continue towards Jagat village passing the village of Chame and Tal valley where the restricted area ends. Overnight at the local lodge.

Day 15

A steep trail descends from Jagat through Marshyangdi valley. The trail crosses Marshyangdi River at Syange and walk through Ghermu Path (Ghermu field). This part of the trek is pleasant through a flat leveled path with views of green valleys and villages at some distance. Past this Ghermu field and a village, the trail goes uphill for nearly half an hour to reach Bahundanda. At this point, the trail descends all the way to Nagdi and then to  Bhulbule for overnight at the local lodge.


Day 16
Drive from Bulbule - Bessisahar by local jeep ( 1 hour ) and drive
to Kathmandu by private vechicle.
fields marked * are mandatory

Type of trip
Trip Length
16 days
Maximum Elevation
5160m 16924ft
ModerateModerate or Moderate
Mar – May / Sep – Dec
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