Manaslu Circuit Trek s

Key Information

17 Days
Max People: 10
Max. Altitude : 5106 m
Activity : Trekking
Start - End : Kathmandu - Kathmandu
Accommodation: 3 star hotel in Kathmandu
Transportation :
Trip Season : March to May & September to November
Joining Date :


The Manaslu circuit trek is one of the adventurous epic journeys in your lifetime experience in Nepal.  It is spiritual travel to the remote areas of mountains of Mt. Manaslu (8163 m) world eighth highest mountain. 

Trekkers have experience of unique Gurung cultures, and their happy life even in the difficulty over the Himalayas. Manaslu circuit trek offers an outstanding view of many Himalayan ranges such as Ganesh Himal, Mt. Himlung, Pawar Himal, Larke peak and Annapurna II. 

This trek also significant to explore the high altitude, glacier lakes, majestic waterfalls, and unique categories of flora and faunas in its virgin nature. An ancient monastery, Tibetan cultures, and beautiful landscapes are the main highlights of this trek including scenic verities of the Manaslu mountain series.

Trek over the Manaslu circuit is the adventurous step for every explorer where you lust by extraordinary mountain scenery along with the trail. The Larke La Pass (5106 m) is another challenging pass in Nepal which is one of the heroic parts of the trek.   

Nomads who want to discover undisturbed nature by the human can choose this route for their trekking. Less than two percent of trekker visit Manaslu circuit, so if you want peace and no crowed on the way sure we recommend this trek to fulfill your ideal journey in your life.

The circular trek around the Manaslu is the magnificent Himalayan journey in the world. In comparison with other treks, the Manaslu circuit trek is a little remote physically demanding but culturally enriching and scenically highly rich.

Furthermore, the circuit trek starts from the low land of Budi Gandaki River with the landmark rice and millet, barley through the great gorges of the Budigandaki River with its turquoise water and amazing waterfalls.  As the trek was only opened to a maximum of 400 trekkers in 1992 is the trailblazer expedition still for the visitors. For the Manaslu circuit trek, you need to do physical exercise before preparing the trip.

Specifically, the Manaslu circuit trek features all things for the classic treks, amazing scenery of deep green rivers and typical villages, intimate encounters with local people their ancient art, and architecture. In the back, this trek is a recently opened trek for explorers from all around the world. 

The trail starts from Soti Khola goes through the lush green forests of rhododendron, bamboos, and marijuana and different wild plants on the way. Apart from Himalayan scenery, this trek also serves religious and cultural diversity. Overall this trip blend with the natural splendor and cultural facts of Nepal.

Manaslu province trek is one of the magnificent trips for all the trekkers who love peace and nature. You have the awesome journey over Manaslu Trek with a mixture of natural and cultural vibes of the Himalayan region. 

The most things you impress by the friendly behave and respect of the local people of Manaslu even they are living remote life there, you can see smiles and happiness in their faces. To sum up, mentioned below are the prime reason to choose the “MANASLU CIRCUIT TREK” virgin legendary trail of Nepal.

1. Experience of best adventure remote trek in Nepal
Manaslu circuit trek is located in the lap of the different Himalayas as the trail mostly goes along the Kaligandaki River, somewhere goes deep inside the gorge and cross over the dense forests of rhododendron, alpine and bamboos, and different wild plants. 

You encounter the friendly people they welcome with their smiley faces. As the way is really adventures and remote, the way quite narrow somewhere and need to walk on the rock. Manaslu circuit trek is under the Manaslu conservation area which is a habitat of 33 species of mammals, 110 species of birds, 211 species of butterflies, 2,000 species of flowers, and 11 types of forests for your lifetime experience In the remote area. The Manaslu trek differently stands out from off beaten trail available trekking in Nepal.

2. Peace and undisturbed trail
Two percent of whole trekkers visit in Nepal do this trek means meet fewer people in the way as the trekkers who loveless or no crowed on the way choose this trail. There are some other famous trekking trails in Nepal such as Everest Base Camp Trek and Annapurna Base Camp Trek have much crowed in the season but this trek is the alternatives for the peace and undisturbed trail for the explorer. However, October and April are considered the busiest month of the region where the track filled with trekkers opting in the place. 

3 Highly prosperous cultural experience
The Manaslu circuit trek passes by Mani wall and Mani stones and Chortens prayers wheel where the Buddhist mantra (OM MANI PADME HUM) written on it is the religious vibes of the trail.

There is also another place to explore is Tsum Valley for the pure original Tibetan cultures and Himalayan Tibetan Buddhism. The valley is filled with its unique cultures and language maintains the practices the ancient Buddhism. 

The main facets of this place are the inhabitants in the highlands trek influenced by Tibetan cultures, therefore the trek serves as a phenomenal opportunity to enrich for your cultural knowledge in such totter views of mountains and beautiful sceneries.

You may visit many trekking places but Manaslu circuit trekking is different than other trails that you give the chance to take to the journey of the past where you inundate with the perfume of isolated foothills, traditional typical villages of Himalayas cultural phenomenon, traditions, people, lifestyle, and values of This region have the good thought of school and friendly behavior.

4 Moderately  formidable
Even though the trek is under the off beaten path of the country, the trek requires well fitness. It doesn’t mean that you require athletic body or ability in order to embark to journey in the Manaslu Circuit Trek. 

However, trekkers need to consider their health issues especially concerning ankles, and knees, and joints because the unpleasant trek might cause such a problem sometimes. The trek needs to walk about 6-7 hours per day means quite longer than normal walk. 

That is why some prior hiking and trekking experiences get an advantage to the explorers. Moreover, those who have a habit of fewer exercise need to grow up the exercise level per day prior exercise for a few weeks for this trekking. This trek is best to make fit and fine body on the slim shape in the proper condition.

5.Safe and Secure
Manaslu region is reconstructed, well managed and restored after the devastating earthquake in 2015. The government of Nepal has effectively restored all the routes with the support of local people as well as tea houses.

So, there is no problem with the accommodations who visit these trails and the province is really safe to trek. However, travelers may get the altitude sickness because of high altitude have less oxygen level, so we suggest you have proper acclimatization to avoid altitude sickness altogether. 

You are going higher elevation day by day it means your body gets less oxygen then may have chances of altitude problem, it is because every traveler walks slowly and take proper rest rather than excited for the destination of the adventure journey.

You must attend on personnel hygiene throughout the journey so that you can avoid any kind of health mishaps along the trek. At last but not the least, you can take some medicine and the purification drops or tabs along with you on the route in the Manaslu Circuit Trek.

Included in this tour

Cost Includes

• All ground transportation by private vehicle including airport transfers

• Three nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu

• Kathmandu city tours including all entry fees, tour guide, and private vehicle

• Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek

• Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek

• One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porter (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff

• Manaslu trekking special permit fee (Manaslu region is in the restricted zone, we need a special permit to visit this area)

• TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)

• Annapurna and Manaslu conservation fees

• First aid medical kit with the provision of Oximeter to monitor oxygen level and heartbeat

• Government taxes and office service charge

Excluded in this tour

Cost Excludes

• Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'

• Travel insurance

• International airfare

• Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)

• Drinks coke, Fanta, juice, water, etc.

• snacks and other personal expenses

• Hot shower during the trek

• Personal trekking equipment

• Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers


Day 01- Arrival in Kathmandu (Tribhuwan International Airport)

Our staff welcomes you at the Tribhuwan International airport and transfer to the hotel by private vehicle and do check-in and tell the following day’s program and good rest and sleep at the hotel.
Day 02 – Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley and overnight stay at hotel

After breakfast experience city tour guide leads you around the World Heritage Sites for sightseeing.
Day – 03 Drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola (700 m) 8 hours
After the breakfast drive to Soti Khola. The road from Kathmandu to Dhading is pitch road but after Dhading track passes through off-road so the way quite dusty and bumpy. You can take the best landscape pictures of the rice fields and the panorama of the Ganesh Himalayan range. Overnight stay at the tea house in Soti Khola, breakfast lunch and dinner included.
Day- 04 Soti Khola to Machha Khola (900 m) 6 hours trek

In the morning you eat our breakfast at the tea house while enjoying an awesome landscape. After breakfast, you start your trek up to Machhakhola. You follow the off-road along the Budi Gandaki River. The stunning landmark of the trails and the typical villages around the trekking area makes your journey wonderful and romantic. On the way, you cross by the Sal forests as you can take the rest somewhere as per your needs.

Gurung and Ghale are main inhabitants of the trail places and your eyes encounter with the different waterfalls and rivers towards. In those settlements, you can get the local foods and seasonal vegetables as well as pickles.

When you reach the Nyauli Khola there is the rocky edge of the hill. The locals and trekkers pray to the local deities, rivers, and mountains to keep safe in the journey. There are some ascents and decent on the way and get to the Machhakhola, on the way encounter with the hundreds of mules herd so, you need to stand the wall side otherwise they push you and get fall down. Overnight stay at the tea house, breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.
Day 05 – Machhakhola to Jagat (1340 m) 8 hours trek
The following day after breakfast, you start the trek up to Jagat walking across the twisting road on the bank of Budi Gandaki River. The track goes deep into the forests trail your eyes witness monkeys and common langurs. After the forests walk you pass through the Khorla Besi. Further walking leads towards Tatopani (hot water), there you can take warm showers, hot water coming by the earth.

Afterward, the way goes through the suspension bridge over Budi Gandaki River to reach Dovan. Following the waves you see the river flattering at Yaru from there you cross a long cantilever bridge to reach Jagat, a neat flag stoned Gurung village. In the Jagat, you need to register your special permit at the checkpoint and from this day your journey starts over the restricted province.  Overnight stay at the tea house, breakfast, lunch, dinner included.

Day 06 - Jagat to Philim (45 hours)
After breakfast, trek heading towards Salleri along the way of rocky trails. Then, the way goes by Ghattekhola. There we cross over suspension bridge and track goes steep up and reaches to Philim Gurung community village overnight stay at the tea house, breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 07 – Philim to Deng (6 hours)
In the morning take breakfast then, walking towards Deng, we cross by some rice and cornfields in the Eklebhatti. The way ascends through the steep George from that our trail descends by the grassy landmark of the bank of the Budi Gandaki River. The journey continues passing by the suspension bridge through bamboo forests until you reach the stream, Deng Khola, Overnight stay at the tea house in Deng. Breakfast Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 08 – Trek Deng to Namrung: 7 hours hike
After breakfast trek starts from Deng to Namrung along the way by the Budigandki River and ascends through the Rana Gaun. We pass through the countryside on the way till ascend up to the Budigandaki valley. On the way, you pass by the many Mani stone and Mani wall which is under the domination of Tibetan Buddhism as places hang by the prayers flags as you will have the feelings of spiritual journey and experience of local cultures and religion on your travel.

As we reach the village Prok, your eyes awarded by the astounding scenery of Sringi Himal, Ganesh Himal, and Hiuchuli. We cross through the flat land and cross inside the dense forests and get the jungle lodge and cross by the Budigandki River and way goes steeply up and reach to Namrung. Overnight stay at the tea house, Breakfast Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 09 – Namrung to Sama Gaun: 7 hours hike
Early in the morning eat breakfast and start trek to next destination, Sama Gaun. Way past through the steep up in the dense forests as we move ahead then cross the village with mini Chortens and terrace of barley fields known as Lihi village. After that, we pass through the Sho and Lho village from there the Mt. Manaslu can see the front of our eyes then continue walking towards Sama Gaun.

When we reach the Sama Gaun we bless with the extraordinary view of Mt. Manaslu with other mountains and glaciers very closely and overnight stay at the tea house in Sama Gaun. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

Day 10 – Acclimatization day in Sama Gaun: Hike up to Manaslu Base Camp 5 hours hike up and down
This day after breakfast we explore around the village, hike up to Birendra Lake and Mt. Manaslu base camp take pack lunch on the way. You can see the stunning views of the Manaslu mountain series and glaciers with the pristine lake of Birendra. Come to the tea house and rest then prepare for another day trek. Overnight stay at the tea house in Sama Gaun, Breakfast Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 11 – Samagaun to Samdo: 5 hours hike
In the morning after breakfast, we start the hike up to Samdo, as we pass through the verdant of Yak grazing fields with the magnificent view of Larke Himal and such other mountain ranges.

We see the Mani stones and Mani wall on the way as we feel that we are purifying our soul with the blessing of holy mountains. We cross the small bridge over Kaligandki and the way goes little up and sees the board map for the area of different wildlife like blue sheep and snow leopard and other animals. Then reach Samdo or Larke Bazar 15 minutes more walk from Samdo.

Day 12 – Samdo to Dharmasala:  5 hours hike
After breakfast, trek start-up to Dharmasala. The way is a little flat from Samdo to Larke Bazar and a small hydro plant for the electricity supply over Samdo and Larke Bazar is the station for the Tibetan trading market. And track ascends steeply up in the lap of beautiful mountain of Larke and Pawar Himal, cross some streams on the way and catch the glimpse of Larke glacier and reach to Dharmasala place to accommodate by the ancient traders from Tibet and Nepal.  Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

Day 13 – Dharmasala to Bhimthang: 8 hours hiking
Take breakfast very early in the morning and start to journey up to Larke La Pass (5106 m). Climb uphill until the pass is quite difficult but take our speed smoothly and summit the pass. We see the exceptional scenery of Himlung Himal, Kangaroo, Cheo Himal Mt. Annapurna and many Himalayan ranges from the top point of the pass. After the super glimpses of different mountains, we descend down to Bhimthang passing through the looser rocky trails. Even they way quite long this day but attractive views of the mountains will make you much energy and keep going down to Bhimthang and overnight stay at tea house. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

 Day 14 – Bhimthang to Tilje: 6 hours
After breakfast we start our journey towards Tilje, crossing by the verdant of grassy land and down the way along by the Dudh Khola. We cross the bridge over the River and pass by the dense forests of alpine and rhododendron also see the way to Miraloppa cave, continue to walk down to Tilje. We pass through the paddy and wheat fields on the way. Further, pass the beautiful village Goa or sometimes accommodate here also. The way leads to Tilje and overnight stay at Tilje, Lunch, Breakfast, and Dinner included.

Day 15 - Tilje to Chymche: 7 hours hike
After breakfast, we walk along the bank of the way down to Dharapani and continue walking towards the Tal village in the bank of Marsyangdi River. Tal is a beautiful village situated at the bank of Marsyangdi River with a beautiful waterfall. After that, we cross up to the Chymche and overnight stay at the tea house, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included.

Day 16 – Drive Chyamche to Kathmandu 9 hours drive to Kathmandu
This is almost the last day for our trek as we take the jeep after breakfast and drive to Beshisahar and we eat our lunch there and start the journey to Kathmandu and overnight stay at the hotel. Breakfast Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 17 – Farewell day
This is the free day for the rest after long trek as you can go around the tourist market of Thamel and local market of Ason experiencing the lifestyle of local Newari people and buy something for the souvenir, like Nepali handicraft and other things. In the evening transfer to the airport by private vehicle and return back to your home.


Manaslu Circuit Trek

Helena Troy

April 25, 2019 at 10:46 am

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Helena Troy

April 25, 2019 at 10:46 am

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