Max Altitude: 2 Accomodation: Hotel, lodge, camp
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Mt. Manaslu (8,163m) is the favorite for those people who like challenging routes and mountains. Due to its difficulty, it is less visited by tourists so the beauty of this region is pristine and unlike any other mountain regions. The Manaslu region was once a restricted region and only in recent years has it been open to the general public. The mystical Manaslu Mountain serves as a holy deity to the locals and is believed to protect the local people from harm. In this journey, you will dwell deep into the wilderness of Manaslu region and after battling the rocky and frosty terrain, find yourself in the summit of the Manaslu peak. This 50-day-long trip is guaranteed to make you jump with joy.


The expedition is 50 days long and you arrive at Kathmandu to prepare necessary documents to enter the Manaslu Conservation Area. In the meantime, you can explore the UNESCO World Heritage Sites found here. Then, you drive to Arughat and from there you officially start to trek. You cross Soti Khola and Machha Khola to reach Jagat, the entrance to the Manaslu Region. Here you need to show your documents to proceed. Then you stay in many culturally rich villages like Deng, Phidim, Ghap, and Lho. After crossing all these villages, you reach Samagaon and here you can truly feel the enriching culture of Tibetan people in harmony with the Nepali culture. This is the last settlement area you stay before you head for Manaslu Basecamp. After staying overnight at the basecamp, you start your climb and it takes almost a month to scale and return to the basecamp. From there, you descend back to Arughat via the trail you used to ascend till the basecamp. Since this is one of the difficult mountains to climb, you need to have prior mountaineering experience and sound knowledge of technical climbing skills. The best time to climb is in autumn (September- November) as the monsoon would have ended, meaning no slippery trails and landslides. The weather is more stable during this time in comparison to winter.


At Miteri Nepal, we provide you with the quality services of transportation and accommodation. The guides and staffs accompanying you in your trip are also professionals with years of experience, guaranteeing you to make your trip fun and safe. Our prices are also unbeatable and our services are also unmatched.

Trip Facts

  • Geography: Mountain
  • Location: Gorkha, Manaslu
  • Level of Difficulty: Difficult
  • Duration of Trek: 50 days
  • Max Altitude                      : 8,163 m
  • Religions: Buddhism
  • Ethnic People: Sherpa, Gurung, Tibetan
  • Transportation: Bus and private vehicle


Trip highlights

  • Scaling Mt. Manaslu, one of the eight-thousanders
  • Exploring the rustic beauty of the Manaslu region
  • Discovering the unique combination of Tibetan and Nepali cultures
  • Learning the culture and myth that surrounds the Manaslu region


Day 01:

Arrive Kathmandu to start the Manaslu Expedition (1350m)

You arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. Our company’s staffs and representative warmly welcome you at the airport and transport you to your hotel. You refresh and join them at welcome dinner. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 02-03:

Document preparation

You need proper documents to enter the Manaslu region, so two days are separated for it. Once you fill out all the necessary details, our company’s staffs will handle the official works. Meanwhile, you join the guide for a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Valley. The first day you explore Swayambhunath Temple, Basantapur Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, and Boudhanath Temple. The second day you visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square and after lunch, you visit the Patan Durbar Square. You will pack all the necessities and shop for climbing equipment too if needed. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 04:

Time : 12:00 am

Drive to Arughat (570m) to start the Manaslu climbing expedition

After an early breakfast, you hit the road to today’s destination, Arughat. The road goes along the banks of Trishuli River via Prithivi Highway. At Dhading, the road separates and you take the one that leads to Arughat Bazaar. If there is free time, you can explore the market and town. Arughat lies on the banks of the roaring Budi Gandaki River. Overnight stay at Arughat.

Day 05:

Time : 12:00 am

Soti Khola (730m) / Korsani Khola

You have breakfast and start the first day of the trek. You can drive to Soti Khola but if you trek, you get to be in touch with the pristine nature. The trail gradually goes uphill and you can enjoy the sight of lush vegetation with the rolling hills. You will walk on paved paths and observe the nearby hydropower plant. As you walk on the trail shared with vehicles, it can get very dusty, so it is advised to carry masks. Overnight stay at Soti Khola.

Day 06:

Time : 12:00 am

Machha Khola (930m)

Today, the trail goes uphill and you start to trek after breakfast. The trail goes through a dense Sal forest and you can encounter many waterfalls as well. Then you reach the ridges of the Budhi Gandaki River and come across Lapubesi, a village inhabited by Gurung community. The trail then goes along the banks of Budhi Gandaki and after crossing a suspension bridge, you reach Machha Khola. This river is pretty calm and is good for swimming too. Overnight in Maccha Khola.

Day 07:

Time : 12:00 am

Jagat (1370m)

You head to the trail after breakfast. The trail today goes downhill first and then uphill so it gets difficult at some points. You cross the Tharo Khola and come across Tatopani, an area famous for its hot springs where you get to relax for a while. After relaxing, you climb the stone staircases to reach Thado Bharyang and from there you reach Jagat, the checkpoint of Manaslu Conservation Area. This place is relatively populated in comparison to other places that decorate the Manaslu region. Overnight in Jagat.

Day 08:

Time : 12:00 am

Philim (1570m)

You enjoy a hearty breakfast and hit the trail that leads to Philim. The trail goes slightly uphill so you can expect a bit of difficulty in today’s trek. You need to climb a ridge in Sirdibas to cross the Ghatta Khola via a suspension bridge. Then you reach Philim, another beautiful Gurung village. You check-in at a lodge, refresh and have your lunch. Then you can explore the village. Overnight in Philim.

Day 09:

Time : 12:00 am

Deng (1540m)

Today’s trek is a short one so you have a late breakfast. From Philim, the trail turns north and continues until you arrive at Ekle Bhatti. The trail provides a picturesque view of the Budhi Gandaki gorge and we need to walk on the banks of the river as well. You cross a suspension bridge to reach Deng for overnight stay. The residents in this village follow Buddhism that has close ties to Tibet. Overnight in Deng.

Day 10:

Time : 12:00 am

Ghap (2165m)

You have your breakfast and hit the trail that goes to Ghap. The trail today goes uphill along the banks of Deng River. You can see scenic views of the river and its surrounding area. You walk through forests and come across Mani walls. After that, you come to the banks of the Shringi Khola and cross it to reach Ghap. Overnight in Deng.

Day 11:

Time : 12:00 am

Lho (3180m)

After breakfast, you start your trek towards Lho. You cross the Budhi Gandaki River and you come across Prok from where you can see amazing views of the Siringi Himal. Then you walk through forests and reach Lhi, a village famous for barley production. After that, Lho is the next stop. You need to walk along barley terraces and potato fields to arrive at Lho. Once you reach Lho, you refresh at a teahouse and explore the village, which has a monastery. Overnight in Lho.

Day 12:

Time : 12:00 am

Sama Gaon (Ro) (3525m)

After breakfast, you start to trek and the trail slowly ascends. Today, you can get breath-taking views of the Manaslu, Siring and the neighboring mountains. You come across Shyala and then reach Samagaon. The village is rich in Tibetan culture and you can visit the Pungyen Monastery after refreshing. Before dinner, you visit the glacier lake, Birendra Tal. Overnight in Samagaon.

Day 13:

Time : 12:00 am

Rest day Sama Gaon

Since you are going to the summit, you need some rest and familiarize yourself with the high altitudes. So today, if you haven’t gone to the Pungyen monastery, you visit it and observe the daily life of monks. Then you can explore the markets and town area. There are teahouses you can visit and discover the unique blend of Nepali and Tibetan cultures.

Day 14:

Time : 12:00 am

Trek Manaslu BC (4750 m)

After breakfast, you trek to the Manaslu basecamp. The trail leads you to a suspension bridge and then goes through birch forests. Then, you cross the Budhi Gandaki River and Manaslu comes into view. The moraines and glaciers also start to appear slowly along the trail. At the basecamp for setting up tents for overnight stay. The Sherpas and guides will prepare you for the climb. Overnight in Manaslu base camp.

Day 15-42:

Manaslu expedition climbing period

From today onwards, you start the climb to the summit of Manaslu. Almost one and a half months are separated for you to scale, as it is the standard time for climbing this mountain. At different elevations, you and the guides will set up temporary camps. Camp 1 will be set at 5,700m, Camp 2 at 6,400m, Camp 3 at 6,800m and finally, Camp 4 at 7,400m. Once you finish climbing the mountain, head back to the basecamp. There is no fixed itinerary while climbing the mountain as the weather conditions tend to fluctuate too much.

Day 43:

Time : 12:00 am

Trek to Samagaon after the Manaslu expedition (3525m)

From the basecamp, you clean up and then head to Samagaon. You follow the trail through which you ascended to the Manaslu Basecamp. Once you reach Samagaon, you have your lunch and relax. You can also opt to explore the area further by communicating with the local people or discovering the unique cultures through teahouses. Overnight stay at Samagaon.

Day 44-48:

Time : 12:00 am

Trek back to Arughat (577m)

For the last four days of the trek, you head back via the trail you took at the beginning. The first stop is Lho or if you can walk more, then you can stay overnight at Prok. Since the trail goes downhill, you might reach villages faster than while you climbed. So you can stay in other villages like Namrung or Pewa. By the end of the last day, you reach Arughat for overnight stay.

Day 49:

Time : 12:00 am

Drive back to Kathmandu

After a hearty breakfast, it’s time to head back to Kathmandu. You catch the first ride and go via Prithivi Highway. Once you reach your hotel, you can opt to relax or visit the spa for your tired body. You can also do souvenir shopping before you attend the farewell dinner.

Day 50:

Final departure

Today is the last day of the trip. Our staffs are there to make sure that you reach the airport as per your scheduled time. Before you depart for the airport, we would like to know your experience of the expedition.

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