- Moderately hard trekking trail embedded in the Himalayas lasting moderate period with some challenging sections with adventure embedded with Annapurna and Manaslu circuit delights.
- Small Himalayan passes topped with the high Larkey La pass (5160 m) and Thorong La (5416 m) in the trail.
- Sherpa, Tamang and Gurung culture, tradition, religion, and lifestyle of the Manaslu and Annapurna region.
- Rare wildlife and vegetation, showcasing from the Lower Mountain and sub-tropical climatic regions to the Alpine zones too.
- Beautiful Buddhist monasteries with amazing architecture and art.
- Magical sunrise and sunset views of the scenic landscape of the Himalayas.
- Himalayan and hill cuisine with Yak and Chauri dairy products.
- Authentic trek experience in the lesser traveled trails exploring hill and mountain villages, culture, and, terraced farmlands of Annapurna and Manaslu region.
Manaslu two passes trek is a perfect combination trip of Larkya La Pass and Thorong La Pass, two of the passes lying in the best trekking routes of the Himalayas. Manaslu two passes trek constitutes all the cultural, scenic, and picturesque delights in the Annapurna Base Camp and Manaslu circuit in the central Himalayan range.
Individuals have limited time and the interest to make this excellent trek every time of the year. These passes also provide us mesmerizing views of the Manaslu and Annapurna mountains with their sub-ranges. The transition of service will be one to rejoice as you will witness the authentic village life at the Manaslu half leading to the well-serviced lodges in the Anapurna region.
The Manaslu two passes trek is well prepared looking at the high altitude factors as the trek advances further too. We will have strategic acclimatization days to rest and prepare our bodies for upcoming challenges in the trek route. The pleasing views of Manaslu, Ganesh, Himalchuli, Shringi followed by Annapurna, Gangapurna, and Tilicho.
And Dhaulagiri makes this trek a successful one. But One can sit back and prepare to get pleasant surprises areas constituting fantastic sunrise, sunset, flowers, and fauna. Because of the homely environment and hospitality, and topping in this trekking fascinating piece of heaven on earth. So, with proper guidance from Manaslu guide, make this trek of a lifetime effective, safe, and simply amazing.
30 Min. Hotel
After landing in TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport), our representatives from Himalaya guide Nepal will meet you. You can view the bustling city lifestyle of Kathmandu on your way to the hotel. Visit our office for a quick orientation of the trekking program in Manaslu and Annapurna. Take an evening tour of the nearby places and markets from your hotel. Overnight at a hotel in Thamel, Kathmandu.
After breakfast, meet your guide for the Manaslu two passes trek in our office. After a brief introduction session, you will spend the day preparing for the upcoming trekking. Visit the nearby heritage and religious sites in your spare time today. Return to your hotel and rest for the day. Overnight at a hotel in Thamel, Kathmandu.
8-9 hrs hrs Lodge
After breakfast today, we will catch a bus from Kathmandu leaving to the eastern hills of Dhading district. The hill highway drive starts your day leading you to the villages of Arughat. The magnificent scenic view of nature from this drive is perfect boosters to kick start your journey. You will end your day nearby the beautiful Budi Gandaki River in Soti Khola. Once here you can head for a quick village tour.
5-6 hrs Lodge
You will start your day with a fantastic sunrise over the mountains. The first part of the day is through lush Sal forests to the Labubensi village (884 m). Walking beside the beautiful Budi Gandaki River, we’ll pass through many small Gurung settlements to Khanbensi. The trail to Maccha Khola from Khanbensi also provides you with some steep and challenging sections of Manaslu. The final part of today's trek is narrow, and you must be careful with the incoming mules and donkeys. Overnight at a lodge in the Gurung community of Macchakhola.
7-8 hrs Lodge
We start the day making our first cross of the Maccha Khola and trek up the trail surrounded by patches of Gurung settlements and hill farmlands. Continuing further in this trail we will reach the village of Khorla Bensi. You can enjoy the organic coffee here in your brief break. We will walk in the paths carved between hill forests to reach Tatopani. Tatopani is a place to relax for a while and rinse up your exhaustion with the hot-water springs. We will cross through a steel bridge from here to reach the village of Dovan (1070 m). Passing the settlements of Thulo Dunga and Yaruphant in the adjacent side of Budi Gandaki, we will reach the beautiful Gurung settlement of Jagat. Overnight at a lodge in Jagat.
6-7 hrs Lodge
We will have our permits to the Manaslu region checked here at Jagat in the morning. In the meantime you can head for a Tibetan inspired cultural village tour here with the Himalayan view. We will hike up to the Suspension bridge from Jagat and to Salleri. The segment connecting Jagat to Sirdibas is mostly flat and provides you great views of the Siringi Himal (7161 m). Crossing the Gandaki River once more from Sirdibas we will walk about an hour to reach the Philim Village. We will take our lunch break here and continue our walk to Nayapul (new bridge) via Eklebhatti. The trek routes leading to Tsum valley and Pewa separates from here in Nayapul. Choosing the left path from here we will walk to Nyak and reach the village of Pewa. Overnight at a lodge in Pewa.
5-6 hrs Lodge
Today will be a shorter walking day in comparison to others which means we can enjoy the mountains and make stops in the beautiful intermediate sites. Walking through a canyon, we will walk beside the Budi Gandaki to reach Deng. Ascending from the other side through the Pine forest, reach the village of Rana (1980 m). Climb up to the village of Bhim Phendi and through the gorge of Serang Khola. Going traverse the Budi Gandaki, you will reach the Ghap village in the afternoon. Overnight at a lodge in Ghap.
5-6 hrs Lodge
We will start today with a refreshing tea and head for Namrung village in the first part of the day. The trail passes through pine and rhododendron forests beside the gorge. One can encounter many beautiful Hymalian and migratory birds in this stretch of Manaslu circuit trek. You will cross the gorge from a wooden bridge and to Namrung village. Namrung is the second checkpoint to your trek and provides you fantastic view of Ganesh and Siringi Himal. The views of these mountains accompany you walking to Lho from Lihi and Lamagaon. One can trek short hike to Ribung Gompa and return to Lho. Overnight at a lodge in Lho.
3-4 hrs Lodge
The trek portion from Lho to Samagaon is gifted with fantastic landscape and beautiful mountain flowers. From the viewpoints in the sites lying in the path, one can also have mesmerizing panoramic views of Manaslu and surrounding ranges. Shyala will be the midpoint of our trek with pristine rhododendron forests and crystal clear streams. An hour of walk from here will lead you to the village of Samagaon. People mostly trek further and return to Samagaon for better acclimatization results. Overnight at a lodge in Samagaon.
2-4 hrs Lodge
Acclimatization is a must for safe and effective trekking in the Himalayas. At an altitude of 3525 meters, Samagaon is strategically the perfect place to rest and plan for the upcoming treks. The scenic mountain views from the village also make your stay worth it. You will have plenty of options for short hiking around Samagaon. Punggyen Gompa, Manaslu Base Camp, Monastery of Sama town, and Birendra Tal are some of the most popular hiking destinations from Samagaon. Enjoy the Himalayan sunset and rest for the day here. Overnight at a lodge.
3-4 hrs Lodge
Our trek of today is mostly elevating and with hard sections of turns to Samdo village. The Manaslu glacier and Birendra Tal views will accompany you throughout our walk to Samdo. In the middle of the trail, we can see the adjacent ridge to the Lajyang La pass (5098 m). We will walk through the pasture and Yak grazing plains and to the Mani walls leading to the Samdo village. Near to the Tibetan border, one can experience the dazzling reflection of culture and art of those regions here. Overnight at a lodge in Samdo.
3-4 hrs Lodge
The Trek to Dharmasala from Samdo is a preparational walk with much time to spare for your ascend to the Larkye La pass (5160 m). We will walk pass chortens and Mani walls down to the Budi Gandaki River. After crossing the wooden bridge over it, we will reach the legendary Larkye Bazaar. The trail to Lajyang and Gyala leading to Tibet separates from Larkye bazaar. It was one of the most significant commercial midpoints of the central Himalayas. We will walk further up, and Mani walls lead our way to Dharmashala. Rest for the day and prepare for the Larkye La Pass. Overnight at a lodge in Dharmashala.
7-8 hrs Lodge
We will have a hard climb to Larkye La pass, and this stretch of the trek is the most challenging one too. The trail goes side by side to the horizontal moraine of the glacier. Follow your guide for safe and secure passage to Bimtang from Larkye La pass. Slippery and steep sections are the most difficult ones as we will walk near to the top. Prayer flags welcome you to the Pass and the magnificent view of Manaslu, Himlung, Kang Guru, and Annapurna II in Larkye La Pass. Spend some time here and start your descend to Bimtang. This stretch is mostly smooth, and the trail will drop over 1400 meters to Bimtang village. Enjoy the beautiful sunset from the ridge near and rest for the day. Overnight at a lodge in Bimtang.
6-7 hrs Lodge
We will start our day with a quick downhill to Kechyaku Khola Glacier and cross it. We will walk through red hills covered with rhododendron forest and to Yak Kharka. One can get a treat of different shades of rhododendron in their blooming season in March and April. The view of the diverse face of Manaslu is equally pristine over the hills from this trek too. We will drop from Alpine to subtropical forests leading your way to Karche. We will have our lunch and continue crossing the Gurung village of Gho on the way. A short tour of Gho will give you more opportunities to witness the Himalayan culture and lifestyle. About an hour more of a walk from here will take you to the old Gurung village of Tilije. Overnight at a lodge in Tilije.
3-4 hrs Lodge
After breakfast today we will cross the bridge over Dudh Khola and descend to the Marsyangdi Valley. The trail passes through small scrub forest and to the settlement of Thonje. Crossing the suspension bridge after an hour of walk from here will take you to Dharapani. We will catch the ABC trail and after the authorities check of the permits to Annapurna region here. Passing Bagarchap on the way, we will reach Danaque in the late afternoon. Overnight at a lodge in Danaque.
6-7 hrs Lodge
We will walk to the village of Timang after breakfast today. The stretch from Timang to Koto gives us the best view of Lamjung Himal and the Annapurna ranges. Passing through pine and rhododendron forest, we will reach the Thanchock village. We will walk through the flatland village of Koto and to the beautiful settlement of Chame. Overnight at a lodge in Chame village.
5-6 hrs Lodge
Chame is the districts headquarter of Manang district and the administrative center of the Manang area. We will walk through the south bank of the Marshyangdi River and walk up to the village of Telkhu. Continue the rocky path to Brathang and Dhukure Pokhari (Dove Lake). In the scenic setting, take your lunch here and continue the trek to Pisang village. Overnight at a lodge in Pisang village.
4-5 hrs Lodge
From Pisang, we have two options to choose to the Manang village. The lower trail is more relaxed while the upper one provides us with the best view of the landscape and mountains. We will leave the lower trail from Mungi and take the upper one to Ngawal and Manang. The views of the Annapurna, Gangapurna, and Pisang peak from this path are pristine. We will descend to the Braga village next. The gompa here is an optional hiking destination which you can choose if there is enough time. We will have a walk for an hour or so to Manang for the day today. Overnight at a lodge in Manang.
Manang is the best place to rest for the day and ease up before the Thorang La Pass. Take a brief Manang tour here and try some Tibetan tea. Visit the monastery here and try some of the local cuisines. Hike up to the Gangapurna Lake and view the landscape here. The Milarepa cave is the next great place to visit today. The hike is easy and is of about two to three hours to Milrepa cave. You can also take a long day hike to Ice Lake from Manang today. Return to Manang and prepare for the Thorang La pass in the upcoming days. We will rest for the day here in Manang. Overnight at a lodge here in Manang.
3-4 hrs Lodge
The first part of the trek today is a plain walk to the village of Tanki. We will start the gradual ascend from Tanki to Yak Kharka. Leaving the Marsyangdi valley, we will pass Ghungsang village next. We will pick the path beside Sang Khola and north to Churi Ledar. Cross a small wooden bridge and head towards Yak Kharka. The Mani Walls and Chortens will welcome you to the village of Yak Kharka. Overnight at a lodge in Yak Kharka.
3-4 hrs Lodge
We will have a short trek today to Throng Phedi today. Our trail is mostly uphill, and the landscape view is impressive all the way to Phedi. Walk the trail crossing the Jarsang Khola and to Deurai. Take a brief break here and continue the route to Thorang high camp and back. In your spare time hike up to the nearby ridge and prepare for the big climb to the pass tomorrow. Overnight at a lodge in Thorang Phedi.
7-8 hrs Lodge
We will start early today and walk to the top of the Thorong La pass. The trail gets challenging as we move nearer to the Pass. Follow the guide and climb steadily to the pass and the prayer flags will welcome you here. From the top one can get a 360-degree view of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Tukuche, Dhampus, and Macchapucchre (Fishtail) mountain peaks. The descending side also provides us great views of Kali Gandaki valley landscape from the pass. Take some pictures here and start your descend to Muktinath. The latter half of the trek is comfortable with plain trail and some steep sections following it. In the late afternoon, we will reach Muktinath and rest for the day here. Overnight at a lodge in Muktinath.
3-4 hrs Lodge
Visit the holy temple of Muktinath first thing today after your breakfast. Muktinath is one of the most significant shrines in the area with both Buddhist and Hindu pilgrims visiting the temple from all over the country. It is an excellent opportunity to learn about the Hindu and Buddhist Himalayan culture and traditions in these areas. Start your walks to the district headquarter, Jomsom today via Kagbeni and rest for the day. Overnight at a hotel in Jomsom.
35m flight. Lodge
We will take a scenic flight of about 20 minutes to Pokhara city today. In your spare time, you can try some local cuisine here. After landing in Pokhara, we will drive to our hotel and head out for a short tour of the Pokhara valley. Overnight at a hotel.
6-7 hrs Drive/30 Min. Flight Hotel
You can either fly or drive back to Kathmandu today. Head
out for some souvenir shopping once here in Kathmandu. Head out for an evening
tour of Thamel and try some Nepali cuisine and Music. Overnight at a hotel in
- International airport pick up and drop service.
- 2 Nights standard hotels in Kathmandu with BB plan (before trek).
- Bus ticket to Sotikhola by local bus.
- Flight ticket from Jomsom to Pokhara.
- One night standard hotel in Pokhara.
- Deluxe tourist bus ticket to Kathmandu.
- Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner along the trek with Tea/Coffee in a cup).
- Lodge accommodation on the way (simple one).
- License holder trekking guide ( Including his salary, equipment, transportation, flight tickets, insurance, lodging and food)
- Porter (carry luggage 2 trekkers 1 helper and including their salary, equipment, ground transportation, flight ticket, insurance, lodging and food)
- Equipment; Down Jacket, Sleeping Bags, Rain Coat.
- Legal documents (MCAP permit, Manaslu restricted area permit, TIMs and ACAP).
- All Gov taxes.
- Trekking and city map.
- First aid medical kid.
- Some fresh and dry fruits during the trek.
- Token of love from company.
- Farewell lunch or dinner.
What's not included?
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu.
- Travel insurance.
- Cold drinks such as; Coke, Mineral Water, Beer etc.
- Personal expenses (laundry, bar bill, telephone, extra helper, battery charge shower and boiled water).
- Tips for guide and porters.
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Simon Alexander Robertson
Adventure Manaslu two passes trek
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And when we arrived in Nepal they pick up from the airport then transfer to hotel and they well come us with marigold flowers. And they prepare us all legal documents, transportation and booked a nice hotel in Kathmandu before the trek. This office crew was very nice and our guide was Kiran and porter is Nabaraj. So when we go again to Nepal we will defiantly contact this company and we highly recommend this company for your fruitful holiday.