Tarakeshwar, Kathmandu Nepal

Manaslu Trekking

Location 5,160m


BEST TIME Sept-Nov, Mar-May




MEALS B, L, D on Trek


Trip Overview

Mardi Himal trekking is a tropical and fascinating trekking route in the western Annapurna region of Nepal and is located east of Modi Khola across the valley from Hiunchuli. The trip covers some of the breathtaking glacial valleys and the masked Landscape of the Annapurna region. The trek is also commonly known as an Eco Tourism trial that crosses through dense Rhododendron forests and varieties of Vegetation. The picturesque adventure to Mardi Himal will also be completely soaked with the views of snowcapped peaks. The trial was first discovered in 1961 through a route via the east flank and was officially opened in 2012 for trekking. Mardi Himal trek leads you off ‘the beaten path’ away from the busy and crowded trials of the Annapurna region. The trek offers glorious views of the world’s famous and giant mountains including Annapurna I (8,091m), Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Hiunchuli (6,441m), Annapurna II (7,937m), Annapurna III (7,555m), Annapurna South (7,219m), Machhapuchre Fishtail (6,993m). Mardi Himal trek is a unique experience for trekkers with the warm welcome and activities of the local folks who live by the trails as trekkers hike into the thick forests.

Mardi Himal trek starts after your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu from where we take a scenic drive or a mountain flight to the beautiful city, Pokhara. The trekking trial begins from Hyangja, 30 min drive from Pokhara. The walk begins from Hyangja and reaches Dhampus through Astham and Hyengjakot. Further we head towards the Mardi Himal base camp crossing Forest Camp, Low Camp and High Camp. From High camp after exploring the Mardi Himal Base Camp we make a relaxed descent to Siding village and trek towards Luwang Village. The trial reaches to Hyangja from Luwang Village and we drive to pokhara.

Mardi Himal is a short trek in the attractive Annapurna region of Nepal where we can try local delicacies, appreciate the excellent hills and mountain landscapes and enjoy the pristine views of mountains. The trek to Mardi Himal is not well marked and accommodation is limited so an experienced guide is preferred along the way. This journey demands knowledge of the tracks and mountain experience as certain sections are risky.

” The best time to trek in Mardi Himal is pre and post monsoon; September – November – March and April. The winter months of December – February bring plenty of snow to uplift the difficulty and have extra adventurous challenges. However, we can arrange the tour anytime of the year according to your wish and date “. Adventure Treks Nepal FamilyManaslu Trekking (officially opened to trekkers in 1991) is a thrilling recently opened trekking trial leading towards the world’s 8th highest mountain, Manaslu (8,163m). The name Manaslu means “The Spirit – Mountain” in the Local dialect, referring to the benevolent and strong deity, dwells within. Manaslu Trek encounters an interesting mix of authentic Hindu and Tibetan style Buddhist village with great pristine of mountain views, rich culture heritage, unsurpassed beauty, biological diversity and genuine adventure. The Manaslu region is bordered by Budi Gandaki River and Marshyangdi River. Since the trek in Manaslu region reach as high as 5,200 meters, the trekkers will see a wide range of flora typical of the middle hills and alpine regions of Nepal. The trekking around Manaslu has long been restricted due to the close proximity of the Tibetan border and is now open, but only for organized groups. The trek a high altitude trekking so it is very important to take our time when we are at high altitude with less walking hours per day or get well acclimatized while going in the high altitude.

The initial stage of Manaslu Trekking allows you to know more about Kathmandu visiting some of the monuments having great values and historic background. Taking a scenic drive we reach Soti khola via Aarughat from where the trekking route begin and reaches Machha Khola, cutting into the steep valley and dense forests. From Machha Khoa the trial is an uphill climb reaching hot springs at Tatopani as we walk pass tiny village of Khorlabesi. After spending some time in Hot Spring we continue our expedition and head towards Jagat (Where we check in our trekking permits) ascending on stone stairs. Further, the trail leads us to Deng passing Ghata Khola, Philim village, Lokwa and Eklai- Bhatti. We then trek in the direction of Samagaon, while we hike into the woods before ascending the valley to reach Namrung.

After a good rest day in Samagaon, we trek higher to Samdo as we gently walk up the valley with remarkable Mountains View and reach Dharmashala, also commonly known as Larky Phedi. The trail now moves towards Bimthang while we cross the Larkya Pass from where the view is just incredible. The path now is a descend to Syange via Dharapani and Chyamje. Manaslu Trekking route comes to an end after we arrive at Besisahar after hiking around Bhulbhule and Khudi. From Besisahar, we return back to Kathmadu or any other destination according to your plan / wish.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1,330 m]

A representative from Adventure Treks Nepal will be waiting outside the airport according to your time of arrival. After reaching hotel a short briefing will be done once you have settled down. If you have any queries please do let us know. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 02: Cultural Tour in Kathmandu [1,330 m] - (B)

Today we will explore the Kathmandu Valley. We will visit the World heritage sites located in Kathmandu Valley. After your breakfast we will drive towards Swyambhunath also known as the monkey temple because of hundreds of monkeys living around the stupa. It is one of the world’s most glorious Buddhist Stupa and believed to be more than 2,000 years old. We will then drive to the ancient palace of Kathmandu Valley, the Kathmandu Durbar Square. This premises was the palace of ancient Kathmandu with many other attractions like temple of living goddess Kumari, the Jagannath temple and the Kastamandap temple inside the Durbar Square Area. We will also visit the Pashupatinath Temple and BouddhaStupa on the same day. Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most scared Hindu Temple in the world whereas BouddhaStupa is the oldest and the biggest Stupa of Nepal. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Soti Khola via Aarughat [710m] - (B/L/D)

After a hearty breakfast we begin our journey to western Nepal. We drive approximately for 5 hours to reach Arughat, situated at Gorkha district, from where we begin our trek (In monsoon, Gorkha-Arughat road might not be suitable for drive so trek might start from Gorkha). Arughat is a local market clustered on both sides of the Budi Gandakiriver connected by a suspension bridge. Overnight in Tea House. Drive- 6/7 hours.

Day 04: Trek to MacchaKhola [900 m] - (B/L/D)

The trail today sometimes cuts into the steep valleys which isdensely forested. We pass many waterfalls and paddy fields to reach Lapubesi. From here our path descends to the wide, sandy riverbed which follows a trail meandering below the steep, craggy valley side. We finally ascend for one last time to reach MachaKhola where we will be spending the night. Overnight in Tea House. Average trekking time is 05-06 hrs.

Day 05: Trek to Jagat [1,350 m] - (B/L/D)

We continue our trek after breakfast. The trail today takes us to other villages with the vegetation changing slowly. We then cross a bridge followed by an ascend to Kholabesi from where we head towards Hot spring. The trail then climbs over another ridge to cross the BudhiGandaki River on a suspension bridge. After ascending on staircase path to Dobhan we cross another suspension bridge over YaruKhola followed by a descend to the river. The trail then again goes uphill towards TharoBharyang. Finally after the last uphill climb of the day we walk along the river to reach the village of Jagat where we will be spending the night.Overnight in Tea House. Average trekking time is 07-08 hrs.

Day 06: Trek to Deng [1,804 m] - (B/L/D)

After breakfast we begin a long descend on stone staircase towards the river followed by a uphill trek to Saguleri. From Saguleri, SiringiHimal can be seen in the distance. The trail then reaches GhataKhola where we cross yet another suspension bridge over Budi-Gandaki River. We then head in the direction of Philim village followed by a climb along the hillside passing many tiny settlements such as Aga, Lokwa. We finally camp at Deng which is a village followed by a gradual walk after EklaiBhatti. Overnight in Tea House. Average Trekking time is 07-08 hours.

Day 07: Trek to Namrung [2,700 m] - (B/L/D)

Today’s trek is a little longer and harder. There are many mustard fields and waterfalls along the way. As you head further, you can see carvings on the stones of various images of Buddha in meditation. You pass the rhododendron forests and cross some wooden bridges. Then, a climb through some stairs and a walk through the pine forest will take you to the neat village of Namrung.Overnight in Tea House. Average Trekking time is 07-08 hours.

Day 08: Trek to Samagaon (SamaGumpa) [3,520 m] - (B/L/D

On this day we will continue further ahead through alpine forests from where we will have our first glimpse of Manaslu (8,163m) and Manaslu North (7,157m). The villages from here are highly influenced by the Tibetan culture. We trek through Oak and Rhododendron forests to reach Samagaon. Overnight in Tea House.Averahe trekking time is 07-08 hrs.

Day 09: Acclimatization day at Samagaon (SamaGumpa) [3,520 m] - (B/L/D)

This is a rest day. We spend an extra day in Samagaon to acclimatize. Spending this extra day in Samagoan helps you to adapt with increasing altitude. We have a day hike either to Manaslu Base Camp or to PungyenGompa. Resting in Tea house and exploring the village around can also be another option. Overnight in Tea House.

Day 10: Trek to to Samdo [3,860 m] - (B/L/D)

After breakfast at the tea house we resume our trek. We walk on the grassy land where farmers graze their cattles that goes gradually up the valley. Mount Manaslu rises majestically in the background as we continue further towards our destination. We finally reach Samdo (3860m), the last permanent settlement in the valley. This remote village is only a day's walk from the Tibetan border.Overnight in Tea House. Average trekking time is 04-05 hrs.

Day 11: Trek to Dharamsala/Larkya Base Camp (LarkyaPhedi) [4,460 m] - (B/L/D)

Today we head in the direction of Larkya Base Camp (LarkyaPhedi). The trail goes down the edge to cross the wooden bridge over BudhiGandaki river followed by an ascend. We then cross couple of streams to witness LarkyaGlacier. We finally reach Dharmashala, a stone guest house at an elevation of 4,450m after going round the valley of SalkaKhola to climb uphill. Overnight in Tea House. Average trekking time is 04-05 hours.

Day 12: Trek to (Larkya la 5,160 m) Bimthang [3,720 m] - (B/L/D)

After having an early breakfast we start the trek at 5:30AM today. The trail takes us at the top of the moraine at 4,700m. (15,420ft) and climbs steeply to the pass at 5,135m/16,847ft. with the marvelous views of HimlungHimal (7126m), CheoHimal (6826m), Gyaji Kang, KangaruHimal (6981m) and Annapurna 2nd (7937m). Then the trail descends to Bimthang “Plain of Sand" in Tibetan Language. This huge valley surrounded by high peaks.Overnight in tea house. Average trekking time is 09-10 hours.

Day 13: Trek to Dharapani [1,930 m] - (B/L/D)

Today, we trek down to DharaPani( 1992m) which takes about 7 hours. The trail drops to DudhKhola and reaches Gho Crossing, through lots of Pine and Rhododendron forests. At the foot of the valley, part of Lamjung Peak above the Marsyangdi valley comes into sight. The trail heads to the villages of Tilje and Thonje. Once at Dharapani we will have joined the main trail of the Annapurna Circuit trek. Overnight in Tea House. Average trekking time is 09-10 hours.

Day 14: Dharapani Trek to Syange [1,080 m] - (B/L/D)

The remainin trail of our trek is similar to that which we use on first few days of Annapurna Circuit trek. We descend to the Marsyandi River and cross the suspension bridge. Climb up and away from the river and hike through a broad, flat valley to the village of Tal (1,675m), situated at the foot of a large waterfall. The trail continues on to Chyamje, recrossing the river once again. It then descends through forests of rhododendron and pine to Syange.Overnight in Tea House. Average trekking time is 07-08 hours.

Day 15: Trek to Bhulbhule [7900 m] - (B/L/D)

The Marsyangdi valley opens and on its banks terrace fields and villages clung very high to the hillsides are the age-old work of the Nepalese farmers. We cross several interesting villages as Bhulbhule, (Khudi). Overnight in Tea House. Average trekking time is 04-05 hours.

Day 16: Trek to Bensisahar drive to Kathmandu [1330 m] - (B/L)

We finally are at the end of our trek. Today, we will be returning to Kathmandu. We walk on a gentle trail alongside the left bank of Marshyangdi River. We trek to Besisahar where our car will be waiting for us. From Besisahar it’s a 5-6 hours’ drive to Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu the remaining day is at leisure. You can walk down the streeets of Thamel for any last minute souvenir shopping. Overnight in Hotel.Average Trekking time is 02-03 hours.

Day 17: Free Day in Kathmandu (B)

Today is a free day in Kathmandu. You can walk down the streets of thamel for any last minute shopping or relax in some restaurants, the choice is yours. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 18: Fly back home - (B)

According to your flight time a representative from Adventure Treks Nepal will drop you to the airport. Return back with memories that last lifetime.

Whats included in this tour

Items that are covered in the cost of tour price
  • Arrival & Departure Transfers.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Trekking Duffle Bag using for Trekking.
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with an entrance fee.
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner during the Trekking.
  • Accommodation in Tea house (mountain lodge) while trekking.
  • Kathmandu Arughat by Private Jeep or Mini Bus.
  • Bensisahar Kathmandu by Private Car/Heice.
  • Trekking Porter with Insurance. (We Provide 01 Porter for 02 Pax).
  • Trekking Guide with insurance.
  • Trekking Region map.
  • TIMS / National park / ACAP / Conservation entry fees.
  • Special Permit for Manaslu. (Conservation fee for Annapurna+Manaslu Area)
  • Government taxes.
  • Office services charge.

Whats not included in this tour

Items that are not covered in the cost of tour price
  • International Airfare.
  • Your travel insurance of any kind
  • Nepal entry Visa fee (US$ 50 for 30 days, you should get visa open your arrival)
  • Drinks, Dessert, Juice, Mineral Water, Heater charge, Hot Shower during the Trekking and main meals in cities.
  • Tips for Guide, Porter and driver.

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