Trip Duration
18 days
Start/End Point
Kathmandu/Kathmandu
Maximum Altitude
5160m
Trip Difficulty
Moderate
Activity
Trekking
Best Season
Oct -Dec & March-May
Per Person US$ 1960

US$ 1720

Per Person US$ 1960

US$ 1720

Overview of Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of the best treks in Nepal nearby Annapurna Circuit Trek. Explore the Manaslu Conservation Areas by walking around the 8th highest peak in the world. Mt. Manaslu has a height of 8163m. Although it is popular among trekkers recently, it is still off beaten trek in Nepal. Manaslu Trek offers fascinating views of Mt. Manaslu and Ganesh Himal ranges.

Similarly, this Manaslu Circuit Trek in Nepal leads you through beautiful remote villages. You won’t see as many tourists in this region. That means the route is calm and peaceful without any crowd. The sound of rivers, waterfalls, the chirping of birds, and the cold breeze make this trek more pleasing. The Manaslu Circuit Trek difficulty is typically rated as fairly challenging. Moreover, it requires good physical fitness to finish this trek successfully.

Manaslu Circuit Trek itinerary starts with a full-day drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola. Manaslu Trek route goes along Sotikhola via Budi-Gandaki Gorge. Right from the start of the trek, you will see beautiful views of Manaslu. Similarly, the Manaslu Trekking takes you through beautiful villages like Macchakhola, Dobhan, Philim, Lakpa, etc. Also, you will pass through the stunning Larkya-La pass at 5106 meters.

The trek offers beautiful monasteries, gompas, and Mani walls. Gompas and monasteries reflect the Buddhist culture and traditions. Similarly, you will get to see beautiful views of Mt. Manaslu, Himalchuli, Ganesh Himal, Shringi Himal, Cheo Himal, etc. Likewise, the trek offers dense rhododendron forests, valleys, and suspension bridges. Manaslu Region Trekking is a must-do trek once in a lifetime.

Highlights of Manaslu Circuit Trek

  • Explore striking Larkya-La pass at 5106 m
  • The eighth highest mountain in the world-Mt. Manaslu (8163m)
  • Buddhist and Tibetan culture.
  • Remote villages with beautiful monasteries, gompas, and mani walls.
  • Fascinating views of multiple peaks, Glaciers, waterfalls, etc.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Itinerary

Today is your first day in Nepal. Your wonderful time started upon your Arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, Kathmandu. Our representative will warmly welcome and receive you at the Airport and transfer you with our private vehicle to your respective Hotel.

Car 15m
Accommodation 3*Hotel
Altitude (1,320 m/4,330 ft.

Today we spend your day in Kathmandu. After having breakfast we leave our hotel for a sightseeing tour along with a city guide around Kathmandu valley. We will visit 4 different sites which are enlisted as UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath Stupa, Swyambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple), and Kathmandu Durbar Square.

In the evening, you will have a briefing session where your trekking guide will provide you with brief information regarding the trek and make a trek preparation.

Accommodation 3*Hotel
Meals B
Altitude 1,320 m/4,330 ft.)

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Our day begins with the breakfast at Hotel. Today we start our scenic drive approximately about 7-8 hours towards the beautiful Arughat village.

During our drive, we enjoy the views of the fast-flowing white river, Nepalese countryside, natural landscape, and mountain sceneries. We will be driving on the paved road from Kathmandu to Dhading beshi and there will be off-road from Dhading Beshi to beautiful Arughat valley.

Then again we take a scenic drive towards the beautiful settlement of Soti Khola.

Jeep 135km, 8-9 hrs
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude (710 m/2,330 ft.)

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

After having breakfast our day begins with a gentle walk through the beautiful Sal forest and along with the river bank of Budhi Gandaki. Then we pass through the rocky trail towards the Khursane.

Our trekking trail takes us towards the beautiful terraced farms and waterfall on the way and lifts up to the Gurung village of Labubeshi.

After having lunch here, we walk passes further to the river bank and cross the suspension bridge to reach the Machha Khola.

Walking 6-7 hrs.
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 890 m/2,920 ft.)

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Today our day begins after breakfast at the teahouse. Our trekking trail involves some steep ascents and descent today. The trial becomes narrow as good ups and down towards the beautiful Gurung village of Tharo Khola.

Then we trek through the beautiful village of Khorlabeshi and the natural small hot spring, Tatopani. Afterward, we take lunch and climb over the ridge and cross the Budhi Gandaki River and trek towards the beautiful village of Dobhan which lies at the confluence of the beautiful Sihar Khola.

Walking , 6-7 hrs
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 1,000 m/3,280 ft.) . 

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

We begin our trek by crossing a suspension bridge over the Yaru Khola. Then we trek slowly through the stone staircases onto Yaru village and then drop to the river and again ascend towards Thro Bharyang. Giving continuity to our trek we cross the left bank of Budhi Gandaki and climb towards the neat flag-stoned Gurung village of Jagat.

After having lunch at Jagat, we continue our trek slowly over a rocky rigid to Salleri enjoying the view of spectacular mountains. Then we descend to Sirdibas and further continue our walk onto the longest suspension bridge to reach the beautiful Gurung village of Philim.

Walking 6-7 hrs
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 1,590 m/5,216 ft.)

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Today our trail takes us toward the beautiful village of Deng. The trial separates from today onwards to another popular short trek in the Manaslu region i.e. Tsum Valley trek but we follow the trekking trail towards the Larkya la pass.

The trial turns towards the north following the beautiful and traditional villages as well as a terraced field to Yekle Bhatti. Then our trail takes us to descend towards the gorge and grassy landscape to cross the Budhi Gandaki River again.

We cross the east bank and again turn back to the west bank on a suspension bridge to enter the Nupri. The trail passes through the bamboo forest to reach the beautiful tiny village inhabited by Gurung who practices Buddhism in Deng village.

Walking 6-7 hrs.
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 1,804 m/5,917 ft.)

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

After having breakfast at the teahouse our day continues with a slow walk towards the east bank of Budhi Gandaki River and ascends to Rana. Then trial trekking takes us to join the Bhi village and then passes through the forest and climb steeply again towards the Ghap.

After having lunch at Gho we continue in and out of canyons as well we even can walk another route through Prok village to witness the beautiful view of Siringi and Ganesh Himal. We further came across several Gompas, and mani walls towards the Budi Gandaki several times en route.

Then the trail follows the beautiful forest of Rhododendron and we cross the riverbank slowly. Then our pleasant walk continues slowly to reach the neat village of Narmung.

Walking 6-7 hrs.
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 2,660 m/8,725 ft.)

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Today is the short day trek where our day starts with a late breakfast and no hurry than past days in our trek. Our day begins slowly enjoying the best views of Siring Himal, Ganesh Himal, and Himal Chuli. Then our trek continues passing through mani walls, chortens and Rhododendron, and oak forest and reaching the village of Lihi.

We then descend towards the side valley of Simnang Himal and trek towards the village named Sho.  After having lunch at Sho we trek towards the beautiful Lho village. Lho is a famous village inhabitant of Tibetan-influenced Gurung and Magar people as well as the best place to witness the dramatic views of Mt. Manaslu.

Walking 3-4hrs.
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 3,180 m/10,430 ft.)

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Our day begins with breakfast at Lho. Our day begins with a short walk enjoying the dramatic views of Mt. Manaslu from the Lho village. We continue exploring the Ribung Gompa, one of the famous and renowned gompa here.

Then we trek towards the Shyala village which is surrounded by mountains such as Mt. Manaslu, Himal Chuli, and Nagdi Chuli, and the largest glacier straight ahead. Then we continue our trek toward the large village of Sama Gaon.

It is famous for spectacular mountain views, yak pastures, traditional houses, and food grains grown like potatoes and barley at high altitudes.

Walking 5-6 hrs.
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 3,530 m/11,578 ft.)

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Today we stop at Sama Gaon to ensure proper altitude acclimatization and stay active on a high-altitude trek. Climbing high and sleeping low is considered a good way to acclimatize your body so that there will not be any trait of altitude sickness.

Today we enjoy the sight of thousands of Mani stones with Buddhist-related traditional ornaments, chortens, and so on. Today you have an optional day where you are attracted in.

You have three options today, either you may explore the glacier lake Birendra Tal or Pungyen Gompa which is a traditional and famous Buddhist monastery in the Manaslu region. Also, you may hike up to the Manaslu Base Camp (4,900 m).

Walking 4-5 hrs.
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 4800m/15748ft

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Today is another short day because of the high-altitude trek. Our day begins after having breakfast at the teahouse. We descend down to the Budhi Gandaki River and follow the way via the iceberg-covered Birendra Tal under the Manaslu glacier which is the main trail from Sama to Samdo.

The trial to Larkya la pass leads further following many mani walls, and yak pastures up to the broad valley. We leave the tree line behind low-lying juniper climb a ridge and drop down to cross the Budhi Gandaki on a wooden bridge.

Then we climb steeply into the white Kani, a picturesque village dedicated to yak herding. Finally passing through the Kani we reach Samdo village.

Walking , 3-4 hrs.
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 3,860 m/12,660 ft.)

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Our day begins with a slow walk down the edge beyond Samdo on a broad trial. Then we cross the wooden bridge over Budhi Gandaki River and begins to walk further upwards. We cross the streams and narrow tracks and beautiful Larkye glacier to reach the valley of Salka Khola.

Then we trek towards the scattered stoned shelters and stoned-made houses mainly renowned as Dharmasala. Dharmasala is also called Larkye Phedi which is surrounded by marvelous mountain views.

This place is also a home for wildlife named Blue Sheep or Himalayan Thar. Today’s short trek to Dharmasala leaves you plenty of time for a relaxing and free day today.

Walking 3-5 hrs.
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 4,460 m/14,628 ft.)

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Today is the longest and hardest day of our trek as we are passing one of the adventure pass of Nepal. Our day starts after having early morning breakfast. We slowly and steadily climb over the rigid behind Dharmasala and reach the valley on the north side of large lateral moraine of Larkye Glacier from where we enjoy the breathtaking views of Cho Danda and Larkya Peak.

We walk across the moraines of the glaciers, frozen lakes making a gradual ascent and becomes steeper in the last section and climb up to Larkye La pass which is marked by prayer flags. From the pass, we can witness the spectacular views of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kanguru, Annapurna II, and the mighty peaks.

Then we descend over the moraine, rocky trail, and dramatic view of Mt. Manaslu from different angel towards the beautiful valley of Bimthang.

Walking 7-9 hrs.
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 5,160 m/16,930 ft.)

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Our day begins after having breakfast at the teahouse. Our trial today mainly descend downhill and cross through high pastures and followed by suspension bridges over a river. Our walk continues through the Rhododendron forest and trial through a narrow valley with the stunning view of Manaslu until we reach the highest cultivated hand of Manaslu region named Karche.

We came across through the ridge and descend slowly along with the bank of the river named Dhud Khola. Then we pass the beautiful village of Karche to reach the village of Gho inhabitant by Gurung tribes.

Walking 5-6 hrs.
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 2,515 m/8,250 ft.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Our day begins with the morning breakfast teahouse. We trek down and descend slowly enjoying the beautiful mountain view, people’s traditional lifestyles, culture, mountain settlement, and tranquil landscape. We follow through the terraced farms alongside as well lush green forest of Rhododendron towards the Tilije village.

We also climb ups and down in a small rigid and enjoy the stone-paved trial. Then we cross the bridge over Dudh Khola and descend towards the Marsyangdi valley through pine forest.

Following the mani walls, and prayer flags we reach the Thonje village to join the Famous Annapurna Circuit trekking trial. After enjoying lunch we cross the police checkpoint and continue our walk towards Dharapani.

Walking 3-4 hrs.
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 1,920 m/6,300 ft.)

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

After a memorable and adventurous experience to Manaslu circuit trek in Nepal. We take a short drive by Land cruiser up to Beshi Sahar early in the morning after breakfast. Then we a drive on tourist coach towards capital city Kathmandu via stunning Highway.

We take a scenic drive back from Beshi Sahar to Kathmandu via Pokhara passing beautiful landscape and picturesque villages on the way.  On your arrival at the Kathmandu bus station, you will be transferred to your respective hotel.

In the evening, you will have a farewell dinner hosted by the Life Himalaya Trekking at a typical Nepalese Restaurant with a Nepalese cultural dance on behalf of your success on the trip.

Jeep 7-8 hrs
Accommodation 3*hotel
Meals B L D
Altitude (1,300 m/4,264 ft.)

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Our adventurous journey in Manaslu Circuit Trek ends today. Our representative will transfer you to the International airport three hours before your flight schedule towards your home with a warm greeting and hospitality hoping you to see next time in Nepal.

If you have more time in Nepal, we also can organize some additional activities like paragliding, bungee jumping, jungle safari and famous city tours that you are interested in.

Car 15 min
Meals B

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Includes/Excludes

What's Included

  • The airport picks up and drops.
  • Complete departure information, About Manaslu Circuit trek, Permits,  guide, altitude sickness, and reconfirmation and extend visa service(if necessary) and extra tour service before the trek starts.
  • 3 nights 3-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Private transportation pick up and drops.
  • Private4 wheels Jeep, Land cruiser from KTM to the trek starting point.
  • Best Lodge accommodation & full board meals throughout the trek.
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinners included chosen from the lodge menu.
  • 14 Nights twin share accommodation during the trek.
  • As per group size experience, government licensed holder trek guide, helpful and friendly strong, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff. ( 5 trekkers 1 assistant guide ).
  • A warm Down jacket and four seasonal sleeping bags will be provided during the Manaslu circuit trekking (the down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after the trip ).
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers’ Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permits).
  • Special permit for Mt. Manaslu circuit trek.
  • Conservation trek permit fee & Manaslu circuit trekking trail map.
  • First Aid kits for the staff and the groups.
  • Services coordination for emergency and rescue operations.
  • Government taxes & office service charges.
  • Farewell dinner at reputed rest.

What's Excluded

  • Meals not quantified in the ‘Meal Inclusions’ in the itinerary’
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa charge.
  • All beverage and others personal expenses.
  • Snacks and other personal expenses
  • Hot shower during the trek
  • Tips four crew
  • extra night hotel and tours

Route Map

Manaslu Trek Map

Manaslu Circuit Trek - Essential Information

Manaslu Circuit Trek with Life Himalaya Trekking

Life Himalaya Trekking is the leading trekking company in Nepal. With professional management and expert guides, we run this trek very smoothly. We offer Manaslu Trek Guides who are fluent in both the native language of the Manaslu and Tsum Valley as well as English. You do not need the map of Manaslu Circuit Trek when you have Manaslu Trek guides that are familiar with every corner of the Manaslu.

Manaslu Circuit Trekking costs around USD 1720 per person. This price includes lodging and meals both in Kathmandu and throughout the trek. It also covers things like government taxes, porters, trekking permits, and so forth. However, this cost excludes personal charges such as travel insurance, international airline, Nepal entry visa fees, and all alcoholic beverages. Visit for more details on Manaslu Circuit Trek Cost.

Likewise, we operate both private and group travel in the Manaslu Region. Before the trek, we will introduce you to the guide as well. So, if you are planning to do the Manaslu Circuit Trek please feel free to contact us.

Necessary permits for Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu is one of the restricted regions of Nepal. To trek in Manaslu, you need a special restricted permit card. Likewise, ACAP and MCAP are other essential permit cards to trek in this region. Our company will help you to get all kinds of permit cards. You can’t trek solo in this region. The Government of Nepal prohibits the Manaslu Circuit Trek Solo in order to safeguard trekkers from potential threats. Therefore, a guide must be hired in order to complete the Manaslu Circuit Trek.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Accommodations

Before the start of the trek, you will stay in Hotel in Kathmandu. However, you will stay in the Tea House during the whole Manaslu Circuit Trek. The tea houses are very simple and basic. It is made up of two single beds. Likewise, the toilets are sharing basis.

Also, meals are typical Nepali foods in tea houses. All breakfast, lunch, and dinner are available in the tea house.

Best Time to do Manaslu Circuit Trek

One can do the Manaslu Circuit Trek any time of the year. However, to achieve the most out of this trek we suggest Spring and Autumn seasons. During the spring seasons, the trail is very pleasant and chilly. You will see the colorful forests of blooming flowers.

After Autumn, spring is the best time to trek in Nepal. Autumn is the best time to do tourism activities in Nepal including Manaslu Trek. The views of the mountains are clear and the weather is always stable. You can see the beautiful farmlands of rice and paddy. Also, during autumn you will experience Nepali Festivals as well.

Required Equipments for the Trip

Different types of equipments are required to fully enjoy your trip in Nepal. The required equipment may depend on the trip type, weather conditions, season and the maximum altitude of the trip.

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Manaslu Circuit Trek - FAQs

Can I trek Manaslu Circuit without a guide?

It is impossible to trek Manaslu Circuit without a guide as the territory between Jagat and Bhimthang is declared a restricted region. Hence, a guide who holds a government-issued license must be hired in order to complete the Manaslu Circuit Trek.

How difficult is Manaslu Circuit Trek?

The Manaslu Circuit Trek is a relatively challenging trek. It is appropriate for both inexperienced and veteran trekkers. This trek could be a little difficult for those trekkers who have never done high-altitude walks.

When is the best time for Manaslu Circuit Trekking?

The Manaslu Circuit Trekking during the winter season is very difficult.   Due to the bitter cold, many tea houses are closed. Additionally, due to the amount of snowfall, Larkya La Pass (5106 m) is still inaccessible. You can find it challenging to manage with bad weather, windstorms, and ice terrain. For an easy experience, consider trekking in the spring or autumn season.

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