Duration: 18 Days
Starts In: Kathmandu
Ends In: Kathmandu
Maximum altitude: 5,212 m
Trek Type: Tea House
Best Season: March to May; June to Aug
Activity: Sightseeing and trekking/climbing
Transportation: Flights/ private car or tourist bus (as per itinerary)
Group Size: 12 pax Maximum
The trek around Manaslu, the 8th tallest peak in the world, is fast becoming a popular alternative to the famous Annapurna Circuit. This route was opened to tourists in 1992.
The immaculate mountain views backed by challenging climbs around the 8156m Manaslu make this route one of the most adored routes in Nepal.
The trail starts at Arughat; passes through Budi Gandaki Valley and ascends to Larkya La pass before descending to Besi Sahar. The Larkya La Pass at 5212m is considered to be one of the most amazing passes in the mountain trails.
The fact that this route is less explored than Annapurna or Everest makes it even more appealing to those who love pristine itineraries.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02: Rest/preparation
Day 03: Drive Soti Khola (775m)
Day 04: Trek Machha Khola (900m)
Day 05: Trek Jagat (1410m)
Day 06: Trek Deng (1860m)
Day 07: Trek Namrung (2660m)
Day 08: Trek Lho (3180m)
Day 09: Trek Sama (3530m)
Day 10: Day trip to lake & Manaslu Base Camp (4900m)
Day 11: Trek Samdo (3860m)
Day 12: Trek Dharamsala (4480m)
Day 13: Trek Bimtang (3720m)
Day 14: Trek Tilije (2300m)
Day 15: Trek Tal (1700m)
Day 16: Trek Syange (1080m)
Day 17: Drive Kathmandu
Day 18: Depart Kathmandu
All visitors except the Indian nationals must hold a passport and valid visa in order to enter Nepal. Visas can be obtained at the Nepalese diplomatic missions and consulates abroad and also at entry points in Nepal. In order to obtain a visa at the airport or any of the land entry points, you are required to complete a visa form and provide a recent passport photograph and payment in cash.
Gratis visa for 30 days available only for tourists of SAARC countries
Multiple entry 15 days – US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 30 days – US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 90 days – US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency
If you wish to extend your visa, you can do this at the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu
The visa extension fee for 15 days or less is USD 30 or equivalent convertible currency
The visa extension fee for more than 15 days is USD 2 per day
Tourist visas can be extended for a maximum period of 150 days in a single visa year (January to December)