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Manaslu trek, 12 days trekking in Nepal

Manaslu trek

Join a certified mountain guide for this scenic, exciting and unforgettable 12-day Manaslu trek in north-central Nepal. Enjoy incredible views of the surrounding scenery, including the iconic Annapurna, and meet local people in their multiethnic villages along the way too.



12 Days




  • Enjoy the stunning scenery of the Nepalese Himalayas.
  • Get off the beaten path and explore a more remote part of Nepal.
  • Meet local people and get the chance to learn about them and their culture.


Situated on the eastern edge of the Annapurna conservation area, in central Nepal, the Manaslu trek winds through some of the country's most pristine mountain scenery as well as numerous traditional villages.

Until recently, the only way to do the trek was to head out on a three-week excursion, winding along various routes and passing by the iconic Mount Manaslu, before returning to the starting point.

However, we were able to find an abbreviated route, using our local knowledge of trails and teahouses, which allows visitors on a tighter schedule to enjoy the same stunning scenery as those who take the three-week option.

The adventure begins after we meet up in Kathmandu and transfer to Soti Khola and then on to Machha Khola, which is where the fun really begins.

One of the trade offs with shortening the trek is how steep the it becomes. Each day, expect to climb between 400 and 900 vertical meters, until we reach Dharmashala at 4,405 meters.

However, the incredible views that we will get along the way will be more than worth it. Expect to enjoy stunning views of roaring rivers, thick forests, sublime mountain vistas (including great views of Annapurna), mysterious caves and ancient monasteries.

Along the way, we will also get the chance to explore several traditional and multiethnic villages. While we're visiting these villages, we'll have time to meet the people and learn a bit about their way of life in this remote corner of the world.

So what are you waiting for? Book now for this unforgettable 12-day Manaslu trek in north-central Nepal!

If you like the look of this trip then we think you may also enjoy our 13-day Upper Mustang short trek!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner


Day 1: Kathmandu to Soti Khola (710m)

Day 2: Soti Khola to Machha Khola (900m)

Day 3: Machha Khola to Jagat Checkpoint (1,340m)

Day 4: Jagat to Deng (2,095m)

Day 5: Deng to Namrung (2,900m)

Day 6: Namrung to Samagaon (3,500m)

Day 7: Acclimatization day at Samagaon

Day 8: Samagaon to Samdo (3,690m)

Day 9: Samdo to Dharmashala (4,450m)

Day 10: Dharamsala to Bimthang (3,720m)

Day 11: Bimthang to Dharapani (1,860m)

Day 12: Dharapani to Kathmandu (1,400m)




Tea houses

More info

Please contact us for a complete equipment list.

Meeting point

To be determined upon completion of booking.

Equipment you will need to bring



Watter bottle

About the guide

At Welcome Nepal Treks we offer the best guided programs to some of the most amazing locations in the Himalayas!
Nepal is a premier trekking destination, with some of the most amazing mountains in the world. However, mountaineering in the Himalayas requires adequate preparation, handling complex logistics, paperwork and more. In order to have the best possible trekking experience, it is paramount to go with a certified guide from a qualified agency that can both point you in the right direction and take care of your needs and queries. As one of the leading trekking companies in Nepal, we are approved by the Government of Nepal, the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, and are an active member of TAAN (Trekking Agents Association of Nepal), NMA (Nepal Mountaineering Association and NTB (Nepal Tourism Board).
Join us on one of our many trekking programs and we will make sure to point you to the best places in the region while making sure that you acclimatize properly and are safe, that all your logistics are taken care of, and that you have an overall unforgettable wonderful experience!


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What people are saying about Welcome Nepal Treks

Martin Roa Skramstad


December, 2022

Had a great trip to Everest Base Camp. Everyone involved did their best to make it the perfect experience and I can confidently recommend this service to others!

Sam Simpson


November, 2022

The trip was sensational - would recommend to anyone. Explore share was simple and easy to use and everyone we dealt with was super friendly and accomodating.

Samantha Asher


November, 2022

We had an amazing Mardi Himal trek. We booked last minute and we were dealt with promptly and professionally. The trek was fully customisable including a stay in a lovely hotel and bus rides to and from Kathmandu. Our guide Amir was awesome and made our trek everything we wanted. Thank you so much!

Maria Naumann


October, 2022

We hebben echt genoten van onze trekking naar ABC. Jammer genoeg waren er echter overal problemen met de kamer. We hebben dan expres via een agency geboekt en meer betaald, zodat we zeker een kamer overal zouden krijgen. Dit bleek dan een probleem te zijn, omdat er niets op voorhand was geboekt. Ook hebben we last minute (letterlijk 5 min voor de 1e ontmoeting) een bericht van Hari gekregen dat we een andere guide zouden krijgen. Hierbij kregen we geen uitleg. De nieuwe guide had geen EHBO kit mee en wist ook helemaal niet wat allemaal inbegrepen was in onze boeking. Dit was opzich geen probleem, maar het leek plots allemaal niet meer zo goed georganiseerd als het beloofde te zijn. Ondanks dit hebben we echt wel genoten van onze tocht en zijn we blij dat we het gedaan hebben.


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