Trekking in Nepal
Tourism Licence No: 1948/072

Manaslu Camping Trek - 20 Days

Dear Nim, I visited Nepal 2015, it was a great experience to do trekking in Himalayas. Thanks to you and your Company Core Trek, provide me excellent services, I had a wonderful time in the mountains. I will recommend Core Trek to everyone... [+] Thea Guijt,
  • Overview
  • Itinerary

Trip Highlights

  • Under the shadow of Great Himalayas in one of the controlled and less crowdy region of Nepal.
  • Culturally rich trek along with wild flora and faunas.
  • Explore the most dangerous mountain, Mt. Manaslu (8163 m/ 26781 ft.)
  • One of the challenging trek with many suspension bridges where the trail follows the deepest gorge, Budhi Gandaki.
  • Allows close interactions with the different ethnic groups scattered along the trek route.
  • The Camping Trek is the test of your endurance.
Camping in one of the diverse, remote, secluded and cultural region is something special that can never be explained by words, Manaslu Camping Trek is one of them. The trek takes you to one of the controlled and preserved regions of Nepal that is blessed with varied altitudes, scenic landscapes and thriving Tibetan culture under the shadows of white snowcapped Himalayas range. Be ready to have one of the most adventurous and challenging treks in the Manaslu region of Nepal.

Manaslu Camping is a 20-days long trek that is designed by Core Trek Pvt. Ltd. to accomplish a 100% authentic trek in one of the controlled areas of the country. With difficulty level of grade 4, the trek is popular for its cultural aspects and is taken as an alternative to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) trek. The best season to carry the journey in this heavenly land is in between March to May and October to November.

The key features of the camping trek are exploring the world’s one of the most dangerous mountains, “Manaslu”, raging rivers, breathtaking waterfalls, wild flora and fauna, challenging trekking trails, beautiful monasteries and much more. These days, the area has developed as a tea-house trek on the great Himalaya trails. Being a controlled area, you need to issued restricted area permits and therefore it is suggested to carry all the essential documents before issuing such permits. Because of the rule, no trekker is allowed to carry the journey individually and it is compulsory to carry at least one authorized Nepalese Guide or Porter. Hence, Manaslu Camping Trek is the perfect package to accomplish the journey in this wonderful and magnificent land. The beautiful mountain ranges including Annapurna range, Shringi (7,187m) Ngadi Chuli (7,871m), Ganesh Himal (7,422m) and HimalChuli (7,893m) along with thriving cultural villages and traditional monasteries will surely make the journey as an unforgettable trip of your life.

We Core Trek are proud to introduce Manaslu Camping that is surely going to meet each and every trekkers’ expectations. For sure, the adventurous package would turn as one of the biggest memories from Nepal that is also going to test your endurance.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1,300m/4,264 ft]
Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Baluwa[750m/2460 ft] 8 - 9 hours
Day 04: Baluwa to Barpak [1915m/6,281 ft]: 5-6 hours
Day 05: Barpak to Laprak [2200m/7,216ft] 5:6 hours
Day 06: Maccha Khola to Jagat [1410m/ 4625 ft]: 6 -7 hours
Day 07: Jagat to Deng [1,804m/5917 ft]: 6-7 hours
Day 08: Deng to Namrung [2630m/8626ft]: 6 - 7 hours
Day 09: Namrung to Samagaon [3530m/11,578 ft] 6-7 hours
Day 10: Samagaon to Pungyen gompa return to Samagaon: 6 - 7 hours
Day 11: Samagaon to Samdo [3860m/12,660 ft]: 4 - 5 hours
Day 12: Rest Day in Samdo
Day 13: Samdo to Dharamsala/Larkya B. C. [4460m/14, 628 ft]: 4 - 5 hours
Day 14: Dharamsala to Larkya la [5160m/16, 924 ft] to Bimthang [3720m/12,
201 ft]: 8 - 9 hours
Day 15: Bimthang to Tilije [2300m/7544ft]: 5 - 6 hours
Day 16: Tilije to Tal [ 1700m/ 5576] 5-6 hours
Day: 17: Tal to Bahundanda [1310m/4296 ft] 6-7 hours
Day 18: Bahundanda to Besisahar [760m/2492 ft]
Day 19: Besisahar to Kathmandu [1300m/4264ft]
Day 20; Departure Day


Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu [1,300m/4,264 ft]

The first day of the Manaslu Camping Trek, our representative will be there at Tribhuvan International Airport to receive you and offer our warm welcome. By means of our private vehicle, we will drop you to the Hotel where we will be offering our best hospitality services and best men to look after your comfort.

Day 2

Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

Good Morning! With the rise of the Sun, we will provide you breakfast and be prepared for sightseeing at various UNESCO’s heritage in Kathmandu, the city of temples. Our representatives will take you to Bouddhanath Stupa, Pashupati Nath Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square and other near popular sites which are culturally and emotionally attached to Nepalese people. Boudhanath is a sacred place of Buddhist whereas Pashupatinath is of Hindu devotees. Also, you can explore the damage done by 2015 earthquake in Nepal by sightseeing Kathmandu Durbar Square where repair and maintenance work is being carried on. After sightseeing the whole day, we will return back to the Hotel and it’s time for the trek preparation. Please feel free to ask us, as you are our one of the most valued customers.

Day 3

Drive from Kathmandu to Baluwa[750m/2460 ft]

The third day, we will take a Journey from Kathmandu to the west in Baluwa, Gorkha district. The drive takes about 6-9 hours. You might notice the varied topographies of Nepal along with beautiful hills and raging rivers.

Day 4

Baluwa to Barpak [1915m/6,281 ft)

On the fourth day, we will start the real adventurous journey in the land of Manaslu. We will head towards Barpak, the epicenter of 2015 mega-earthquake of Nepal. We need to carry 5-6 hours to reach the Barpak. Overnight at local guesthouse and camping.

Day 5

Barpak to Laprak [2200m/7,216ft]

Continuing our trek, we will move towards the north to Laprak that needs 5 to 6 hours of time to be taken. The trail offers the scenic landscapes that will definitely make your day more beautiful. The green forest and the views of white Himalayan ranges are the assets of the journey.

Day 6

Maccha Khola to Jagat [1410m/ 4625 ft)

The next day, you will trek towards Jagat from Machi Khola, one of the beautiful raging rivers. To reach there, it needs 6 to 7 hours of trek. Often the trails are remote and unspoiled. 

Day 7

Jagat to Deng [1,804m/5917 ft)

The way to Deng is rocky and the trail passes through Budhi Gandaki gorge and Deng Khola and the environment is filled with pine forest and grassy slopes. The journey requires 6 to 7 hours of trek. And stay overnight in Deng with camping.

Day 8

Deng to Namrung [2630m/8626 ft)

This day, we will cross the suspension bridge over Budhi Gandaki to reach Namrung and the trails are mostly occupied by Rhododendron forests. The trek needs 5 to 7 hours of journey and overnight we stay in Namrung.

Day 9

Namrung to Samagaon [3530m/11,578 ft]

Keep exploring the natural beauty including the fast-flowing rivers, gorges and dense forest as you head towards Samagaon from Namrung.

Day 10

Samagaon to Pungyen gompa return to Samagaon

The day is to explore the renowned Pungyen Gompa where you can explore the ancient Buddhist culture and heritage. For sure, the day will be unforgettable for rest of your life. After exploring the Pungyen Gompa, we will return back to Samagaon and stay the night over there.

Day 11

Samagaon to Samdo [3860m/12,660 ft]

Today, we will head towards Samdo which is quite close to Manaslu Base Camp. During the 6 to 7 hours of trek, you will find several Buddhist shrines and Mani walls.

Day 12

Rest Day in Samdo

Sometimes, rest reenergizes our body and help us to complete the remaining job. Therefore, we will take the 12th day as a rest day. You will be offered with best hospitality and services from our local representatives. We all the team can have fun together and enjoy the day.

Day 13

Samdo to Dharamsala/Larkya B. C. [4460m/14, 628 ft)

After the rest day, the journey continues north towards Larkya B. C. ( Dharamsala) and spent our night over there. 

Day 14

Dharamsala to Larkya la [5160m/16, 924 ft] to Bimthang [3720m/12, 201 ft]

The next day after breakfast in Dharamsala, we will move to Bimthang passing through Larkya la. The day is the most challenging and adventurous as it is not an easy job to pass Larkya La easily. We will spend the night in Bimthang.

Day 15

Bimthang to Tilije [2300m/7544ft]

On the fifteenth day, we will move forward to Tilije passing through Sangure Kharka and Karche. The trails are surrounded by the Rhododendron forest with the majestic views of giant mountains including Mt. Manaslu, Himlung Himal and Lamjung Himal. Overnight we will stay in Tilije. The trek requires 5 to 6 hours of walk.

Day 16

Tilije to Tal [ 1700m/ 5576] 5-6 hours

Passing through the Rhododendron forest, we will reach Tal from Tilije on the 16th day. The trek requires 5 to 6 hours to be accomplished. 

Day 17

Tal to Bahundanda [1310m/4296 ft]

Know that, we have completed our destination and are returning back and you need to walk down and down towards Bahundanda, a village where you can see “Unity in Diversity” a people from the different ethnic background are found living together here. 

Day 18

Bahundanda to Besisahar [760m/2492 ft]

Passing along the main trail, we will walk downwards to Besisahar from Bahundada. The night we will spend in a local tea house.

Day 19

Besisahar to Kathmandu [1300m/4264ft]

The day is to leave the Manaslu region and head back to the capital city i.e. Kathmandu. We will drive you through the Prithivi highway with the magnificent greenery scenes from the highway. We will be looking after all your lunch and other arrangements. And finally, we will reach back to Kathmandu. Still, you will get some additional time during which you can go for shopping as a memory from Nepal and Mustang Camping Trek. 

Day 20

The day of Departure

Everything has to end in this world and so does our unforgettable Manaslu camping Trek. The day is to return back to your country and our representatives will drive you to Tribhuvan International Airport. Thank you so much for choosing Core Trek Pvt. Ltd as your trekking partner
We Core Trek have organized various tours and trekking packages that best meet the needs of our valued customers and clients. Please feel free to contact us as we heartily welcome queries related to travel and trekking.

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Trip Facts

Duration: 20 Days
Accomodation: Private transport, breakfast, lunch, dinner, Guide
Seasons : All Seasons
Type: Moderate
No. of Pax : +2
Starts From : Kathmandu
Ends at : Mt. Manaslu

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