Manaslu Four High Passes Trek

Manaslu Four High Passes Trek

Manaslu High Passes Trekking

Manaslu Four High Passes Trek

The Manaslu High Passes Trek is an incredible journey that takes travelers through a variety of landscapes, beginning at a height of 228 meters and culminating at the summit of Mt. Manaslu, which is 8,163 meters. Upper Manaslu and Tsum Valley, where natural beauty and ancient culture come together, and Lower Manaslu, which is home to Dharche Dada and Rupina La Pass and features challenging terrain, are the two sections that make up the trek. The trekkers can interact with a wide variety of ethnic groups, each of which has its own distinctive cultural traditions, and enjoy breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains. In the Himalayan communities, where history, archaeology, religion, and culture all come together to create a truly enriching experience, this trek offers a glimpse into the rich tapestry that is the Himalayan community.


The Dharche Dada, which is revered as a divine entity in the local community, is the highest point in the lower Manaslu region, standing proudly at an elevation of 3,190 meters. This holy place not only has religious significance, but it also provides visitors with breathtaking views of majestic mountain ranges that stretch in every direction. These mountain ranges include the Ganesh Himal, Boudha Himal, Sringi Himal, Himalchuli, Lamjung Himal, and the Annapurna ranges, amongst others. The landscape is adorned with vibrant hues of blooming rhododendron flowers during the springtime, which enhances the natural beauty of the area and creates a truly enchanting atmosphere.


The Rupina-La Pass trek through Nepal's Lower Manaslu region, which is tucked away in the Himalayas, is a journey of epic proportions that takes travelers through the region's rugged beauty. At 4,720 meters, it is the lowest trekking pass in the Himalayas and offers untouched wilderness as well as breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. Once it reaches the remote village of Nyak, this wild trail offers adventurers a truly immersive and challenging experience amidst the raw splendor of the Himalayan wilderness. The trail unfolds through a landscape that is untouched by human habitation and is completely devoid of any human habitation.


The Gyala Pass is a well-known trekking route that follows an ancient salt trade route that connected Nepal and Tibet. It is located on the border between the two countries, in the Manaslu Region, and measures an impressive 5,375 meters in elevation. This well-known trail, which is located to the north of Samdo, provides hikers with breathtaking views of the landscape that surrounds them. As a result, it is an essential destination for adventurers who are interested in both the natural beauty and the cultural heritage of the area.


The Larkya La Pass, which is located in the Himalayas of Nepal, is a formidable obstacle that can be found at an elevation of 5,106 meters (16,752 feet) above sea level. This high mountain, which is located between Dharmashala and Bimthang, is the highest point of the Manaslu Circuit Trek. It is also one of the most challenging and rewarding parts of the trek.


Manaslu High Pass Trek Highlights and Overviews


  • Diverse Geographical Terrains: The Manaslu High Passes Trek offers hikers an exhilarating adventure as it passes through a variety of landscapes, from low valleys to the eighth-highest mountain in the world.
  • Discovery of Two Principal Areas: The trek offers a variety of landscapes that include historical sites, cultural experiences, and breathtaking mountain views. It is separated into Upper Manaslu, Tsum Valley, and Lower Manaslu.
  • Immersion in Culture: Trekking in the Manaslu region exposes hikers to the diverse cultural fabric of various ethnic communities, facilitating interactions and the exploration of customs, sacred sites, and fascinating archeological features.

  • Breathtaking Mountain Views: Along the route, trekkers are treated to awe-inspiring views of snow-capped peaks, including the world-renowned Manaslu. The journey offers opportunities for photography and moments of contemplation amidst the Himalayan panorama.

  • Dharche Dada is a revered religious site in the area that offers trekkers a spiritual experience amidst a stunning 360-degree mountain panorama.

  • Rupina-La Pass: Located at the foot of the Himalayas, this trekking pass is renowned for its challenging terrain and breathtaking views. Trekkers can take in the unspoiled beauty and isolation of the area, as there has not been any human habitation until Nyak.

  • Gyala Pass: Once used as a salt trade route connecting Tibet and Nepal, Gyala Pass is now a well-liked trekking destination with breathtaking views of the surrounding area. Trekkers experience the historical trail's cultural and natural significance as they follow it.

  • Larkya La Pass: The longest trekking pass along the route, Larkya La Pass poses a serious obstacle to hikers. Though challenging, the pass offers unmatched views and a sense of achievement to those who make the trek, making it a very rewarding experience.

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Trip Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by a representative from Manaslu Tours who will transfer you to your hotel. To start your journey on a high note, we will be hosted for a welcome dinner in the evening, featuring authentic Nepalese cuisine and a warm welcome drink.

Day 02: Full day City Tour in Kathmandu

  • SWOYAMBHUNATH, also known as the monkey temple, is climbed by a long set of steps and has great views of Kathmandu.
  • BOUDHANATH STUPA has many traditional Gompas hung with strings of multi-colored prayer flags; it attracts many Sherpas and Tibetans for the circumambulations of the stupa (koras)
  • PASHUPATINATH is a Hindu temple with burning Ghats on the banks of the Bagmati River.
  • KATHMANDU DURBAR SQUARE, which is one of the old capitals of the Kathmandu valley, has a blend of Hindu and Buddhist temples

Day 03: By Bus: Kathmandu to Ghyampesal (950m/143km)

Day 04: Gyampesal to Thala Gaon (1,975m)

Day 05: Cross Dharche Dada (3,195m). Trek to Gupsi Pakha (2,750m)

Day 06: Gupsi Pakha to Humche (2,800m)

Day 07: Humche to Diling Kharka (3100m)

Day 08: Diling Kharka to Samrung Khola (3,800m)

Day 09: Cross Rupina La Pass (4,720m). Trek to Boudha Himal BC (3,600m)

Day 10: Boudha Himal BC to Jarang Khola (2,960m)

Day 11: Jarang Khola to Nyak (2,340m)

Day 12: Nyak to Prok (2,397m)

Day 13: Hike to Kalchhuman Lake/Kaal Taal(3,685m) and Kal Chhokang Gompa

Day 14: Prok to Lho (3,180m)

Day 15: Lho to Samagaon (3,525m)

Day 16: Rest day

Day 17: Samagaon to Samdo (3,690m)

Day 18: Samdo to Yak Kharka (4,200m)

Day 19: Hike to Rui La Pass (4,998m)

Day 20: Yak Kharka to Gyala Phedi (4,500m)

Day 21: Excursion to Gyala (5,375m). Trek back to Yak Kharka

Day 22: Yak Kharka to Dharamshala (4,460m)

Day 23: Cross Larkya La Pass (5,106m). Trek to Bhimtang (3,590m)

Day 24: Bhimtang to Gowa (2,515m)

Day 25: Gowa to Tal (1,700m)

Day 26: Drive back to Kathmandu by Jeep

Day 27: Free day in Kathmandu for self shopping

Day 28: Transfer to Kathmandu International airport for departure

Cost & Dates

Manaslu High Passes Trek cost on the website applies to 6-12 people groups. However, private trips for groups of two or more can be organized upon request. A group booking of 12 or more people can avail of a maximum discount with one free trip. Clients' travel date preferences can be accommodated, but the trek cost depends on factors such as group size, duration, accommodation type, and additional activities or services.

  • Group Size: The cost of the trip will depend on the size of the group.
  • Hotel Accommodation Category and Client's Budget: The cost may also vary based on the accommodation category and budget preference of the client.
  • Itinerary Modification: Our trekking itinerary can be modified according to your time and requirements, and the cost will be adjusted accordingly.
  • Additional Services: If you require additional services, the cost will be adjusted accordingly based on mutual understanding.
  • Trekking Staff: The cost is also affected by the number of Trekking Guides, Assistant Guides, and extra porters required for the trip.
Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions or to book your trek.

Cost Includes:

  • Airport pick up and drop services in private transportation before and after the trek.
  • 4 Nights 3-Star accommodation in Kathmandu at twin sharing a room on BB plan.
  • City Cultural Tour in Kathmandu with City Tour Guide and all the entrance and monument fees.
  • Transportation: Kathmandu - Gyampesal and Dharapani- Kathmandu.
  • Accommodation: Twin sharing tents, camping equipment,Kitchen equipment Mattress, Toilet tent, shower, Dinning tent, dining tables, chairs, etc during Manaslu High Pass Trek.
  • Completely camping trekking with full board i.e. breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • Experienced English-speaking, Assistant Guide for a group of over 6 people and Porters (2:1) including their daily allowance, meal and accommodation.
  • Assisted by Porters with their lodging, food, and their salary, and insurance for all staff.
  • Accidental and medical insurance for Nepalese team.
  • Special permit of Manaslu Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP) and Annapurna Conservation Are Project (ACAP) Entry Permit fee.
  • Necessary documentation, all government taxes, and agency service charge.

Trip FAQ

Q: What is the Manaslu High Pass Trek?

A: The Manaslu High Pass Trek is an adventurous trek that covers a wide range of geographical terrains from its lowest point to the world's eighth-highest mountain. The trek provides stunning views of snow-capped mountains, and an opportunity to interact with different ethnic groups, and their cultures and traditions.


Q: How long is the Manaslu High Pass Trek?

A: The Manaslu High Pass Trek is typically completed in 16-20 days, depending on the itinerary and acclimatization schedule.


Q: What is the best time to go on the Manaslu High Pass Trek?

A: The best time to go on the Manaslu High Pass Trek is in the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) when the weather is dry, and the skies are clear.


Q: What is the difficulty level of the Manaslu High Pass Trek?

A: The Manaslu High Pass Trek is a challenging trek that requires a good level of fitness and endurance. It involves crossing high mountain passes and trekking through rugged and remote terrain.


Q: Is a permit required for the Manaslu High Pass Trek?

A: Yes, a permit is required for the Manaslu High Pass Trek. The trek falls under the restricted area, and a special permit is required, which can only be obtained through a registered trekking agency.


Q: What kind of accommodation is available on the Manaslu High Pass Trek?

A: The accommodation on the Manaslu High Pass Trek ranges from basic teahouses to more comfortable lodges. The lodges provide basic facilities such as a bed, a blanket, and a pillow. The teahouses provide communal dining areas and shared bathrooms.


Q: What are the highlights of the Manaslu High Pass Trek?

A: The highlights of the Manaslu High Pass Trek include stunning views of snow-capped mountains, an opportunity to interact with different ethnic groups and their cultures and traditions, crossing high mountain passes, and a rare combination of historical, archaeological, religious, and cultural aspects of different ethnic communities.

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