Manaslu Trek

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  • Destination:Nepal
  • Trip Grade:Moderate
  • Total Duration:19

Officially opened for tourists in 1991, Manaslu eighth highest peak in the world is located in the east of Annapurna massif, sandwiched alongside Boudha Himal and Himchuli. The government of Nepal has strict rules for the trekkers in this area – so prior to the trekking you are required to obtain the permit to organize a trekking in the Manaslu region.

Manaslu trek offers more of the rough side of the Himalayas it is more popular among those tourists who enjoy the unique, unspoiled and untamed wilderness. There are limited numbers of established trekking routes which give lots of opportunities for exploration.

Bounded by Bhudi Gandaki river in the east and Marshyangdi river in the west the terrains of the trek are roughs and steeps and often run through high cliffs with roaring rivers downhill giving an adrenaline thrill and mesmerizing sensation with the spectacular geography at the same time.  The upper Buri Gandaki River region is also known as Nupri (The Western Mountains), are direct descendants of Tibetan immigrants so their language, dress, customs are exclusively Tibetan. Beyond this the Mountain View from Nupri are sensational and the crossing of the Larkey is one of the most dramatic of any pass in the Himalaya.

The magnificent views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri peaks will reward you on the trek. The trekking in the Manaslu area has been considered to be one of the finest adventure destinations in Nepal. If you are looking for the unusual experience in the sublime territory, the Manaslu is for you. You will enjoy breathtaking views of the imposing Himalayas stretching beyond horizons as you trek your trekking routes.  You will also come across cultural diversities and natural scenery with high altitude dreamy glacier lakes and enthralling floras and faunas. There features inherently make up all when trekking in this unspoiled less trodden Region of Manaslu.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day-01: Arrive in Kathmandu , transfer to hotel
  • Day-02: Acclimatization day in Kathmandu and preparation for Manaslu trek official documents for next day.
  • Day-03: Drive west to Arughat by Bus.
  • Day-04: Arughat – Sote
  • Day-05: Sote – machhikhola
  • Day-06: Machhikhola – Jagat
  • Day-07: Jagat – Philim
  • Day-08: Philim – Ngyak
  • Day-09: Ngyak – Prok
  • Day-10: Prok – Lhogaun
  • Day-11: Lhogaun – Sama Gompa
  • Day-12: Sama Gompa – Larkya Bazar
  • Day-13: Larkya Bazar Rest
  • Day-14: Larkya Bazar – Bimthang (Larkya La Pass 5100m.)
  • Day-15: Bimthang – Tilji
  • Day-16: Tilji – Chame
  • Day-17: Chame – Bahundanda
  • Day-18: bahundanda – Besisahar
  • Day-19: Besisahar – Kathmandu by Bus
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Detail Itinerary

Day-01: Arrive in Kathmandu , transfer to hotel
Day-02: Acclimatization day in Kathmandu and preparation for Manaslu trek official documents for next day.
Day-03: Drive west to Arughat by Bus.
Day-04: Arughat – Sote
Day-05: Sote – machhikhola
Day-06: Machhikhola – Jagat
Day-07: Jagat – Philim
Day-08: Philim – Ngyak
Day-09: Ngyak – Prok
Day-10: Prok – Lhogaun
Day-11: Lhogaun – Sama Gompa
Day-12: Sama Gompa – Larkya Bazar
Day-13: Larkya Bazar Rest
Day-14: Larkya Bazar – Bimthang (Larkya La Pass 5100m.)
Day-15: Bimthang – Tilji
Day-16: Tilji – Chame
Day-17: Chame – Bahundanda
Day-18: bahundanda – Besisahar
Day-19: Besisahar – Kathmandu by Bus

Note: Trekking itinerary can be changed as per the different situation and client's interest.

Cost Includes

In the Kathmandu services

  • Airport Pick up and drive
  • Welcome dinner with your crews and final brief about your trek
  • Kathmandu sightseeing by Car

During the Trip

  • Regular Bus Transport to trekking destination and back to Kathmandu
  • 3 times, delicious/standard foods except for Alcoholic beverages, bottled, can soft drinks during the treks.
  • All kind of necessaries accommodations during the trip.
  • Conservation permits
  • All Local Taxes.
  • Special permits for Manaslu US$78 per person
  • Our Sincere Guide service.
  • Our Sincere Cooks
  •  Kind and honest porter numbers of necessary.
  • The salary for them all.
  • Food for all.
  • Accommodation for All.
  • Insurance for all.
  • Overland Transportation for all.
  • Salary for Guide and Porters
  • Foods for Guide and Porters
  • Insurances for guide and Porters
  • Gears for Guide and Porters

Cost Excludes

  • Personal gear for the trekking
  • Services in Kathmandu.
  • Alcoholic beverages and Bottled, canned, soft drinks and some essential things during the trek.
  • Needful clothes.
  • Sudden rescue Charge, If in case
  • (Maximum 5000 U.S Dollar Travel Insurance will be enough)
  • Clinical treatment and drugs.
  • Buying personal wanted materials, souvenir, gift etc.
  • Tipping for Guide. Cook and Porters after your trek
  • All your personal Expenses
  • Travel costs to the Guide and Porters
  • Tipping for Guide and Porters

What to Bring for the trip? (Trekking Gears)

  • Pair trekking boots and waterproofing solution
  • Pair lightweight trekking sandals
  • Pairs thin walking socks
  • Pairs lightweight trekking trousers must be windproof as well.
  • Pair shorts
  • Trekking shirts
  • Fleece jumper
  • Wind stopper
  • Set lightweight thermals
  • Down body warmer
  • North Face Waterproof Jacket (Preferably)
  • North Face Waterproof trousers (Preferably)
  • four seasons down jacket ( Can be rented in Kathmandu )
  • Hat with ear covers
  • Neck warmer
  • Pairs ‘thinners’ gloves
  • Rucksack with hydration kit and belt bag
  • Personal wash kit (include fabric washing solution)
  • Leki Pole (Preferably)
  • Pack tissues and wet wipes and liquid detergent
  • Pair sunglasses
  • Camera and films
  • Head torch and spare batteries
  • The sleeping bag can be -20 (4 seasons)

Above things are required for the normal trekker and if you have yourselves, you can bring and if do not have and want to buy and hire in Nepal, we have every equipment cheaper price then your country.


Nepal has four distinct seasons. Spring, from March to May, is warm and dusty with rain showers. Summer, from June to August, is the monsoon season when the hills turn lush and green. Autumn, from September to November, is cool with clear skies and is the most popular trekking season. In winter, from December to February, it is cold at night and can be foggy in the early morning, but afternoons are usually clear and pleasant, though there is occasional snow in the mountains.

Because Nepal is quite far south (at the same latitude as Miami and Cairo) the weather is warmer and winter is much milder at lower elevations, including Kathmandu at 1400 meters. It rarely snows below 2000 meters.


This is the fairly demanding trek and so you should be reasonably fit, or know that you can get fit quickly. It isn't possible nor necessary to get truly trekking fit before the trek. I trek a daily itinerary that suits loaded porter, who carried 20 kg loads cover more distance than you might think, but not so much so as to finish you. Over the course of the first or Second Day, you'll be amazed at how your fitness improves. You can even get exercise in your city before you come, swimming, small day hiking, and physical fitness may help you to hike and climb in Nepal Himalaya.

High Altitude Sickness:

When trekking or climbing above 3000m/10,000ft it is important to take into account the effect of altitude on your body. The thinner air affects you in many ways and if you go high too fast you can kill yourself as we have seen on this year one of 53 years old Indian and 57 years Russian citizens from Pune and Moscow died suddenly in Namche as soon as they arrived.

AMS - Acute Mountain Sickness

Commonly called altitude sickness, this has the potential to affect all trekkers from 2500m and higher. Your body needs time to adjust to smaller quantities of oxygen in the air - at 5500m/18,044ft the air pressure is approximately half that of sea level, ie there is half the amount of oxygen (and nitrogen). This is approximately equivalent to the top of Kala Pattar or Island peak in the Everest region.

For treks below an altitude of about 3000m/10,000ft, it is not normally a problem. AMS is caused by going up high too fast and can be fatal if all the warning signals are ignored. Note that it is not the actual altitude, but the speed at which you reach higher altitudes which causes the problems.

Altitude sickness is preventable. Go up slowly, giving your body enough time to adjust. These are the 'safe' rates for the majority of trekkers: spend 2-3 nights between 2000m/6562ft and 3000m/10,000ft before going higher. From 3000m sleep an average of 300m/1000ft higher each night with a rest day every 900-1000m/3000ft. Ultimately it is up to you to recognize the symptoms, and only ascend if you are relatively symptom-free. Later on, If you are interested.

Rescue? if in case?

I trek with limited distance every day so that my every client can take advantage of being in the Himalaya, However, Some time suddenly or Just in case of your usual disease or other accidental causes may need you to get rescued from Himalaya.

So at that duration you will be fully responsible to pay the Helicopter charges as soon as you arrive in Kathmandu by yourself or asking amount from your home country or with the response from related Embassy in Kathmandu, which will be paid back by your Insurance company in your country after claiming your paid in Nepal amount with the help of Doctors certificates, Airlines Certificates and other documents given from authorized Person like Guide, Local Govt. Member or People of related fields where you get sick.

Insurances of Guide and Porters.

We do our life insurance and Trekking insurance for the duration of 10 or 15 years from the reputed insurance company in Kathmandu, Nepal which covers our insurance for the duration of our trek as well.

Well, I hope above details will be quite enough for you to understand for your upcoming trip to Nepal Trekking.
If you agree with my proposal please do let me know your opinion. Please do feel free to contact me if you have found any error in my sending. Hope, you have the idea about our another tourist peak season March/April for Nepal? Always we have to book our reservation before you arrive in Nepal. So, as soon as, if you feel ok for my information sent your all details arrival confirmation and I will do all kinds of reservations as well.

Our trip to Nepal such a memorable one

I am part of a group of 4 girls who coordinated with Jagat for our 'mini' version of the Annapurna Circuit in early September 2017. We wanted to do the circuit badly but did not have enough time. Jagat and his team came up with a customized itinerary for us to start the trek from Jagat and end at Jomsom which we then flew to Pokhara to take a bus back to Kathmandu. The whole itinerary was very flexible and day to day arrangements can be altered by just communicating with our guide, Gopi. He will come up with the best plan to accommodate our wants and needs. 

From the moment we landed at the airport in Kathmandu to the moment we flew out of Nepal, everything was extremely well taken care of by Jagat and his team. Our guide, Gopi and porters, Raju and Tej (whom we call Dada) were like family to us during the entire trek. They were always checking on us to see if we have enough to eat, enough drinking water or can we cope with the trek. They even offered to carry our day packs when they saw us struggling. In fact, I think at most times, if not all, our interests were placed above theirs. They will go all the way out just to help you if there is anything you need at all on the trek. 

I don't think we'll be able to find another more patient, caring, trustworthy and detailed team of guides and porters. It was our pleasure to be able to trek with them. They had made our trip to Nepal such a memorable one that all of us didn't want the trip to end. Thank you for the great hospitality. I really look forward to visiting and trekking in Nepal again.

I would readily recommend Jagat and his team to anyone planning to trek in Nepal.

Love from Malaysia,


WanLing ,

This was my third trip to Nepal and most enjoyable.

I recently had the great pleasure of climbing Island Peak in the Khumbu, Nepal. Jagat Lama was a passionate and dependable resource for trekking and mountaineering in Nepal. He was on the spot as far as preparation for the trip. This was my third trip to Nepal and most enjoyable. Hiring a light and independent team allowed for a cost-effective, flexible and efficient way to climb in Nepal. His assistance was with me from the airport arrival through to departure. He took care of my every need and allowed me to focus on my goal of the summit of Island Peak. My climbing guide, his brother Lal, was competent, caring and successful. I left Nepal with new friendships. I readily endorse his services and would encourage anybody to go with the Independent Trekking Guides. They are honest, caring and willing to make your holiday the most memorable you have ever had. Please, don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about my experiences in Nepal.
Mark Lui,

It was my dream trip come true.

I am 66 years old and have done a lot of hiking in the USA as well as climbing Mt. Fuji, Orizaba and Iztaacchuatl volcanoes in Mexico. We have hiked to the bottom and back of the Grand Canyon at least 25 times on most of the various trails to the bottom. For me, the crowning trek was to hike in the Himalayan range. We contacted Jagat Lama in Kathmandu, Nepal and signed up for our adventure to hike for two weeks with porters and guides. Our group of friends included three men and three women aged from 60 to 75. I'm sure this would be a daunting task for Jagat and his guides.

We all hiked from Lukla to Namche which was Bill's goal (he's the 75-year-old). One of the guides stayed with Bill, and we continued with the two outstanding guides, Chet and Chandra. These two guides did everything for us; got all of our bags from the porters and put in our rooms, took our menu selections to the cooks, and discussed the plans for the following day. The guides made allowances for some who were having some altitude adjustment issues and gave positive feedback to everyone. They were very patient with all of us and really tried hard to ensure we stayed healthy and happy. I can honestly say that these were two of the best guides weíve ever had. On our hikes, the guides had to work around some of us who liked to take pictures but needed to do some additional acclimation at higher altitude. As a result three of us were able to hike all the way to Mt. Everest base camp. It was like a moonscape. We met the Korean team that was going to climb Everest as soon as the weather looked better. The base camp is awesome with tents all over the place with prayer flags, and ice towers and rocks everywhere.

At 5:00 am we were going to climb Kalapathar (5545m.) When we went out it was snowing and foggy. The weather in the valley is usually clear in the morning, foggy in the afternoon, and big clouds in the later afternoon. Chandra said we should start for Kalapathar as he felt it would clear up - and sure enough, the snow stopped and the sun came out. We made it to the summit in snow and ice.

From this mountain, we took fantastic views of Mt. Everest and Lhotse. We saw an avalanche and heard the cracking sounds coming from the Khumbu glacier. The valley we hiked was very interesting. It surpassed my expectations. I had no idea how many memorials there would be erected for the Everest climbers. It's a sight to see. There were many stupas and monasteries. There are many rock faces that have a Buddha painted or adorned with prayer flags and the rows of prayer wheels to spin. The landscape goes from lush vegetation to flower trees, to pine trees and then the tree line to tundra and almost a moonscape. The children were fun to play with and photograph. As we headed down the valley to Lukla, my wife became sick and we saw that she couldn't hike all the way down. Our great guides arranged for a horse for her to ride so we wouldn't miss our plane. At Lukla, I took my wife to a new, wonderful hospital where she was treated and given medicine. When we reached Kathmandu, there was a strike by the Maoist Communist Party that closed all of the businesses. Jagat again came to our rescue by getting a van and getting us to the airport. He, Chet and Chandra babysat us to make sure we got through the security hassle and on to the right plane. I can't imagine anyone doing anything more or better that Jagat, Chet, and Chandra could have done to make this a wonderful experience that exceeded our expectations. I recommend his services to you if you're planning to go anywhere in Nepal or Tibet. It was my dream trip come true.
Everest Base Camp Trek
Bob Hacken / Catherine L. Bordner,

Dreams of trekking in the Himalaya.
May 2010

In April/May 2010 I was part of a group of nine individuals who used Jagat Lama to coordinate our trek to Kala Pattar and Everest Base Camp. From taking care of obtaining our TIMS cards on the first day all the way through to seeing us off to the airport in Kathmandu when our trip was finished, Jagat took care of everything. Trust me when I say that there are a lot of details that need tending to in between the two above events. Jagat and his crew exceeded all expectations and made our trip stress free. This fact allows one to concentrate of the arduous task of getting to Base Camp while trusting Jagat and his crew to care of the daily details such as obtaining food and shelter. I highly recommend that you do as I did and have Jagat and his crew work with you to meet your Nepali dreams of trekking in the Himalaya.
Tom Tracey,
Rose Valley, WA USA

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