Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, meet our staff who will transfer you to respective hotels around Kathmandu city, after getting refreshed from jet lag, our guide / leader will brief on Manaslu Trek including hotels, lodge on route with evening welcome dinner in a nice Nepalese environment.
Day 02: Drive to Soti Khola 730 m via Arughat 600m - 07 hrs journey.
Starting this wonderful journey around Manaslu Himal area with morning drive on the main road for few hours, and then over Trisuli River to reach at Dhading Besi, a hill town, from here on the dirt / rough road to Arughat bazaar. From here transfer to another vehicle taking a rough drive on dirt road to Soti Khola passing several villages and farm areas, with views of Mt. Manaslu driving ups and downs till Soti Khola is reached for overnight stop.
Day 03: Trek to Machha-Khola 930m - 06 hrs.
From this village, first day walk starts on a good trail following Buri Gandaki River, passing farm land and villages, and then crossing a bridge over Nuali khola with nice views of waterfalls. Walk leads on neat stone steps with another bridge to cross to reach Machha-Khola for overnight stop, this village named as Machha- Khola which means a Fish streams.
Day 04: Trek to Jagat 1,410m - 06 hrs.
Morning walk follows Buri-Gandaki River upstream, to Khorla Beshi a small farm village from here on winding trail to Tatopani “Hot Spring”. At Tatopani time permitting enjoy the refreshing hot bathe, after a fine stop walk carries on passing Dovan and Yaruphant villages, following Buri Gandaki River to Jagat village after crossing a short suspension bridge. Jagat a nice village with lodge, shops and stores that makes this village important for travelers to stop for overnight.
Day 05: Trek to Dyang 1,800 m - 06 hrs.
From Jagat continue walk to higher area still following Buri Gandkai River, coming across small farm village of Sidibas Bazaar, a lovely neat village with rest here a short climb and downhill to cross a suspension bridge to reach at Nagjet. From here climb up to Philim, this is quite a large village with scattered farm houses, after Philim trek onwards through farm terraces of golden fields of wheat’s and barley, then climb a rocky ridge top into bamboo forest to our overnight stop at Dyang village.
Day 06: Trek to Ghap 2,160 m - 04 hrs
After Dyang onward heading to more cooler climate into alpine zone, morning walk continue with descend to a river reaching at Bihi Bazaar. A small village near river side, villages from here higher up with more Tibetan culture of Buddhist religions, walk leads on gradual trail with few short ups and downs till Ghap village for overnight stop.
Day 07: Trek to Lo 3,180 m - 06 hrs.
Morning from Ghap village walk along Budhi Gandaki River, crossing the river through scattered small farm villages and cultivated farm fields of barley, wheat and millets, and then to Numrung village with of Mt. Manaslu North Face, from here continue walk passing villages of Banjham, Lhi and Sho, gaining much altitude with an hour up to Shrip village, from here few hours walk to Lo Bazaar for overnight stop in a nice lodge with local hospitality.
Day 08: Trek to Samagaon 3,530 m - 05 hrs
After Lo village, feel the altitude with cool temperature, from here onward tree lines disappears for few short juniper bushes and some Willow and Juniper trees, walk on a nice trail with views of snowcapped peaks and finally reaching a large village of Samagaon for two overnight stops, situated on route Manaslu base camp and Larkya-la.
Day 09: Rest day at Samagaon for acclimatization.
A necessary rest day for acclimatization before heading higher area and over Larkya-la pass, on this leisure day explore the interesting village of Samagaon of typical Tibetan culture and custom, this village lies on the old caravan route of Nepal / Tibet.
Day 10: Trek to Samdo 3,860 m - 05 hrs
Morning walk heads towards last village at Samdo, on route Tibet and Larkya-la trail, local villagers been in trade with Tibet since hundreds of years. The trade exchange still exists one can find many Chinese goods around shops and stores in these villages. Continue walk with gentle climb overlooking views of snowcapped peaks and then ending the day walk at Samdo village for overnight stop.
Day 11: Trek to Dharamsala / Larkya phedi 4,460 m - 04 hrs
Today a short walk to Larkya phedi or Dharmasala, after Samdo village leading to cross few streams towards dry and barren area, morning walk is not tough except for altitude. Walking with few short ups and downs and then completing the day at Larkya phedi, means base of Larkya-la pass. Afternoon take a short hike and explore this beautiful area, where strong trade market used to take place with Tibetans in early days.
Day 12: Cross Larkya la 5,214m and to Bimthang 3,720 m - 08 hrs.
A Big Long Day! Starting early morning to reach top of Larkya-la pass at 5,214 meters, climb leads with amazing views of surrounding hills and valley including Mt. Manaslu, Larkya peak, Bouddha Himal, Himalchuli and of Peak 29. After a hard climb reaching at the top of the pass, festooned with Buddhist prayer flags, after enjoying the views and rest, descend back into forested area to reach Bimthang for overnight stop after a hard days walk.
Day 13: Trek to Gho 2,560 m - 05 hrs
After a tough and long days walk of previous day, today an easy moderate trek with downhill most of the way to Gho, located in the middle of pristine forested area.
Day 14: Trek to Dharapani 1,860 m - 06 hrs.
From Gho morning last day walk on downhill to Telje village by Marsyangdi River, after this nice village an hour climb to Dharapani village, a nice large village of alpine climate standing at a junction of Manaslu and popular Annapurna circuit trail of Manang area.
Day 15: Drive back to Kathmandu via Beshishar – 07 hrs.
The last day in the Himalayan countryside, morning drive leads downhill passing many nice villages of Syange, Nagdi, Bulbule following the Marsyangdi River all the way to a big town at Besishar, the headquarter of Lamjung district, from here a few hours’ drive brings to Dumre on the Pokhara –Kathmandu highway, from here another 3-4 of interesting drive reaches to the bustling city in Kathmandu after a great mesmerizing time in the high mountains.
Day 16: Free day in Kathmandu for individual activities.
A free or leisure day in Kathmandu for own individual activities and souvenirs shopping, for interested people one can book for sightseeing tours around Kathmandu-Bhaktapur and Patan cities at places of interest, as Nepal is steeped with historical and World Heritage Sites.
Day 17: International departure homeward bound.
Last day in Nepal with wonderful experience around Manaslu & Larkya-la trekking, as per your flight time our staff transfer you to airport for your final departure homeward bound or to your next destinations.