About Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu Trekking or Manaslu Circuit Trek is an adventurous and challenging journey in the Manaslu region of Nepal. The trail will take you closer to Mt. Manaslu (8,156 m), which is the eighth highest mountain in the world. Trekking in Manaslu region was opened in 1992. From then on, the region has served as a true adrenaline experience for those who are looking for something extra rather than classic treks. You will get to see unspoiled nature, isolated villages, and rich culture. Similarly, the whole Manalsu region is marked as a conservation area, therefore, you will also get to see abundant flora and fauna. In one single trek, you will come across tropical, subtropical, temperate, alpine, and subalpine vegetation. You will get to witness super views of t. Manaslu (8,156 m), Himlung (7,126 m), Cheo Himal (6,820 m), Annapurna II (7,937 m), Chuli (5,895 m), Larke Peak (6,476 m), and numerous other mountains.

The trail will include several ascends and descends on steep, rugged and rocky paths. You will trek through dense forests, small villages, picturesque valleys, and moraines along with crossing several rivers & streams. Likewise, as you will pass by small villages, you will get to experience a rich culture, tradition, and lifestyle of people residing here. Manaslu Trekking is also known for its uniquely mixed Tibetan-Nepali culture. People from Tamang and Sherpa community resides here. You will get to interact with them and understand them closely. On the way, you will pass by numerous monasteries, gompas, and chortens fastened with colorful prayer flags.

Only a handful numbers of travelers visit this region every year, which makes the less crowded. Manaslu Circuit Trek is the best option for anyone who wants to have off-the-beaten trekking experience along with some quality alone time during the trek. The trail is physically demanding that's why you need to be in good shape to go on Manaslu Circuit Trekking. Plus, you also have to have previous trekking experience to go on 16-days Manaslu Circuit Trekking.

16-days Manaslu Circuit Trek begins with a long drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola. From here, you will ascend up to Sama Gaun via Machha Khola, Jagat, Deng, Namrung, Lho village. You will take a day off here at Sama Gaun and explore the area while acclimatizing. Further, trekking through Samdo, you will head towards Dharamsala. The trail then takes you to Bhimthang crossing Larkya La Pass. From here onwards, you will descend down to Syange via Tilje and drive back to Kathmandu. We, Himalayan Asia Tours & Travels is proud to present you our Manaslu Circuit Trek that will leave your soul moved. For any other information regarding the Manaslu Trekking itinerary or Manaslu Circuit Trek cost feel free to contact us anytime.

Accommodations on Manaslu Circuit Trek
On Manaslu Circuit Trek, you will spend the night in a guest house or tea house. The rooms will be small and on twin-sharing terms with a few pieces of furniture and common washrooms. However, in Kathmandu, you will stay in a three-star hotel with spacious rooms and private bathrooms.

Manaslu Circuit Trek difficulty
Manaslu Circuit Trek difficulty is marked difficult. You will trek in trodden paths in one of the most isolated regions of Nepal. On an average you have to walk 6 to 7 hours per day and that does demands good health and strong physical fitness. With our proper guidance and precisely made Manaslu Circuit Trek itinerary, you will be able to complete this trek without any issues.

Permits in Manaslu Circuit Trek:
Manaslu is restricted region in Nepal. For doing trek in Manaslu , trekkers/ hikers need permit of restricted area permit issued by Immigration Depart of Nepal which can be issued by local company. Besides of restricted permit, hikers need ACAP and other documents.

Best Season to go on Manaslu Circuit Trekking
The best time to go on Manaslu Circuit Trek is in Spring i.e. March to May and Autumn i.e. September to November. The weather is fantastic in this time of the year and views are also at its best. In winter the heavy snowfall block the path and extreme cold almost makes impossible to go on this trek during this time of the year. Similarly, in monsoon the region receives rainfall, which makes the trail slippery and dangerous.

Highlights

  • Off-the-beaten trekking experience

  • Get to see excellent scenery throughout the trek

  • Experience a richness of Tibetan-Nepali culture & tradition

  • Stunning views of snow-capped mountains, shining glacial lakes, and diverse flora & fauna

  • Come across wildlife like Himalayan Griffon, Golden Eagle, Kalij, Himalayan Griffon, Koklass Pheasants, Blood, & Impeyan, the Crimson Horned Pheasant and Himalayan and Tibetan Snow Cocks.

  • Witness magnificent views of Mt. Manaslu, Annapurna II, Mt. Chuli, Himlung, Cheo Himal, Larke Peak

Day to Day Itinerary

Meet by our Himalayan Asia Treks representative in airport and transfer to the hotel. Our representative assists to check in hotel process and give short brief about program. You can take rest and fresh. You can walk in evening in Thamel (tourist hub of Kathmandu).
Overnight in Kathmandu.  

  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel.
  • Location: Kathmandu.
  • Altitude: 1350m.

After taking breakfast, we will do city tour Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple and Boudhanath Stupa. We need to apply of issuing permit in Manaslu Area with your original passport.
Overnight in Kathmandu. 

  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel.
  • Location: Kathmandu.
  • Altitude: 1350m.

Breakfast in hotel and your guide will pick up from your hotel for transfer towards Soti Khola. On the way, you can see small greenery mountain, Trishuli River and small town.

Overnight in Soti Khola.

  • Meals: Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Lodge / Tea House.
  • Location: Soti Khola.
  • Altitude: 730m.

Today trekking will take about six hours after breakfast in Sotikhola. The meandering path passes through forest, villages, streams, pretty waterfalls and green valley’s until you reach Lapu Besi. This is a village mainly occupied by Mongolian inhabitants. Now you again traverse the zigzag path to reach Machha Khola and on to Khorlabeshi. There is a small market hereabouts with a few shops and lodges. Overnight in Machhakhola.

  • Meals: Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Lodge / Tea House.
  • Location: Machhakhola.
  • Altitude: 825m.

You cross the Machha Khola [Fish Stream] and head upstream to the tiny village of Khola Bensi and the hot springs at Tatopani. The trail is quite exposed and challenging in places. After a short section of forest path you reach the single teahouse at Doban. At Lauri, you cross the river on a suspension bridge, and then climb on a high path to the fields of Jagat, where you overnight. Overnight in Jagat.


  • Meals: Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Lodge / Tea House.
  • Location: Jagat.
  • Altitude: 1330m.

Breakfast in Jagat, we start our trek towards Deng. Today, we walk along the Valley of Budhi Gandaki River. We pass rhododendron forest (national flower of Nepal) and pine trees. After passing small forest and small valley, we will reach a beautiful village Deng.
 Overnight in Deng.

  • Meals: Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Lodge / Tea House.
  • Location: Deng.
  • Altitude: 1800m.

Breakfast at Ghap, we start our trek towards Ghap. We walk upstream of Deng river. The valley is still steep. We cross to the village of Lana and see some Mani stones. In Ghap, we found Tibetan culture with Mani stones and chortens all around.
 Overnight in Ghap.


  • Meals: Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Lodge / Tea House.
  • Location: Ghap
  • Altitude: 2160m.

After breakfast, we start our trek towards Lho. Today , you can enjoy with beautiful mountain views of Rupinala pass, Mt. Manaslu, Gorkha Himal, Saula Himal, Lajing Peak and other mountains. On the way , you pass small chorten, mani walls and prayer flags and monasteries. Overnight in Lho.


  • Meals: Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Lodge / Tea House.
  • Location: Lho.
  • Altitude: 3180m.

After taking breakfast, we start our trek towards Samagaon. We go down towards Damonan Khola and up towards fantastic plateau of Shyala. From here also , we can see some views of Manaslu, Himalchuli and more others. In this village, you can see some big and small monastery. Overnight in Samagaon.


  • Meals: Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Lodge / Tea House.
  • Location: Samagaon.
  • Altitude: 3530m.

After taking breakfast, we start our trek towards Samdo. We start our trek with climbing up towards Cho Chanda. We walk through desert path and windy path. From here , we can see magnificent view of Himlung Himal, Gyagi Kung Himal, Kang Kuru , Annapurna II , Cheo Himal, Simnang Himal, Ngdi Chuli and other peaks also. From this village , Tibet boarder is very near. Overnight in Samdo.

  • Meals: Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Lodge / Tea House.
  • Location: Samdo.
  • Altitude: 3690m.

After taking breakfast, we start our trek towards Dharmashala. We walk towards Dharmashala through walk down the edge through some fields and can see old Mani walls. We cross the wooden bridge over the Budi Gandaki and climb gradually up the valley. Overnight in Dharmashala.


  • Meals: Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Lodge / Tea House.
  • Location: Dharmashala.
  • Altitude: 4470m.

After taking breakfast, we start our trek towards Bhimtang via Larke La passes. We leave Dharmashala early morning as it is longest part of trekking around Manaslu area. In starting , we walk steep descent path until Larkya La through rocky and windy path. We can see sunrise view from Larke peak and more peaks from here. On the way, we can see small ice lakes. After reaching at Bhimtang , we take rest .
Overnight in Bhimtang.


  • Meals: Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Lodge / Tea House.
  • Location: Bhimtang.
  • Altitude: 3270m.

After taking breakfast, we start our trek towards Dharapani. We descend the valley towards Burdin Khola . From this way , we can see excellent view of Manaslu, Annapurna. We find rhododendron and pine forest on the way. We pass Tilje village , where you found apple orchard and available local wine. It is our last day of trekking.
Overnight in Dharapani.


  • Meals: Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Lodge / Tea House.
  • Location: Dharapani.
  • Altitude: 1860m.

After taking breakfast, we start our trek towards Kathmandu. We took local jeep from Dharapani to Besisahar. After reaching at Besisahar , we took bus or Hiace and drive towards Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu.


  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel.
  • Location: Kathmandu.
  • Altitude: 1350m.

Today is the final day of Manaslu Circuit Trek so Himalayan Asia Treks staff will pick up from your hotel and transfer to airport as per your flight schedule for your onward destination. 

  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Location: Kathmandu.
  • Altitude: 1350m.

What's Included

  • Accommodation on BB basis in Kathmandu.
  • Ground transportation (Airport pick up and drop, sightseeing by private).
  • Entrance fees in entrance fees in Kathmandu sightseeing place.
  • Three times meals at trekking route.
  • Accommodation in Tea house or lodge in trekking route.
  • Government licensed English speaking guide.
  • Porter (one porter for two person and carry 20 kg).
  • Restricted Area Permit.
  • All necessary paper work like Permit and TIMS card (Trekkers information management system).
  • Travel and rescue arrangement.
  • Twenty four call assistance by our office representative.
  • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali restaurant.
  • Meals in Kathmandu.
  • Any type of insurance.
  • Any type of flight fare.
  • Personal nature expenses like bar bills, water, tea coffee, shower, laundry, wi fi in trekking route.
  • Tips.
  • Any extra cost which is not mentioned in Cost includes column.
  • Extra day for natural calamities like flood, landslide, flight cancellation.

Useful Information

Nepal Information:
Nepal is landlocked country located between India and Tibet autonomous region of China. It have highest peak of the world name Mt Everest (Sagarmatha) and eight peaks of the world’s ten highest peaks. It is birthplace of Gautam Buddha place name is Lumbini.
Nepal is small country but tremendous geographic diversity. It rises from Fifty nine meters to eight thousand eight hundred forty eight meters. Nepal is divided into three part Terai, Hill and mountain regions.
In here, the first language is Nepal (Devanagari script) and one hundred twenty three languages. The official language of Nepal is called Nepali.

Passport and Visa:
First thing for travelling anywhere, you need valid passport with at least six months. You can obtain visa for Nepal from Nepalese consulates or on arrival in Kathmandu or other boarders or most reliable source of information is currently the Department of Immigration Nepal If you fill online form and bring with you, then it would be easier to get visa in any Nepal boarder.

Weather:
Nepal’s climate varies with its topography and altitude. The low land Terai area has hot and humid climate that can rise above 40 degree Celsius during summer, middle region weather is pleasant almost all the year and northern region temperature is always cold.

Nepal has four seasons:
Spring: Mar-May: The temperature is good in this season and many flower blossom and best season for trekking.
Summer: (Jun-Aug): Monsoon season in Nepal, weather is hot and wet at times.
Autumn: (Sep-Nov): This is the best season for tour and trek in Nepal. In that time, weather is highly pleasant so are the mountains and Himalaya. This is also season of festivals as Nepal celebrates the biggest festival Nepali name Dashain and Tihar.

Best Time to Go Trekking in Nepal:
The best to do trekking in Nepal is September to November and March to May. December and January is also possible to do trekking but winter season so it would be cold and snowfall, we can suggest lower part of mountain trekking. June, July and August is raining season so we suggest contacting us for best trek.

Is it suitable trekking for me?
If you are physically fit and love to walk then you can choose any trekking itinerary from our website to suit you. If you choose long day’s program, then you have t walk more days in mountain. All trekking program can see in our website. We suggest while going trek, please took one professional guide and if you cannot carry your luggage then took one porter also. If you need more question about suitable trekking package in Nepal for you, please drop email or contact us in social sites also.

Currency:
The Nepalese currency called Rupees. For exchanging your currency into local currency, can visit Bank, govt. licensed holder Money Exchange.

Insurance:
We told all our clients to do travel insurance before leaving your home country with showing your travel itinerary. Their insurance must covered medical, personal accident, loss of gears, emergency evacuation, and damage or lost their luggage and etc.

Hotel/ Accommodation on Trekking in Nepal:
We provide to our client in City area best three star (above three star is on client requested) and lodge/teahouse during the trek. A Teahouse/lodge is the combination of guest house and restaurant where rooms are normally decorated and available bed, pillow and blankets. In every trekking route, we provide only teahouse/lodge because there is no availability of deluxe hotel.

Meals Trekking in Nepal:
The meal which is provided in trekking area is included breakfast, lunch and dinner. We provide breakfast and dinner where you stay overnights and our guide will choose restaurant for lunch on the way. Our guide and other staff always give priority t served delicious, hygienic and each place special food. We recommended you to bring water purification tablets.

Guide and porter Trekking in Nepal:
We provide you best staff to you who have good experience and government license. In a group, we provide one guide till 16 pax and one porter for each two person. One porter carries 20 kg .

Personal Expenses Trekking in Nepal:
Personal expenses means which is not covered your package column cost include. Normally, you have to pay for table drinks (alcoholic/nonalcoholic beverages), snacks (on the trek), tips, souvenirs, hot showers and extra day if flight cancelled or any other natural disasters.

Some do’s and do not’s Trekking in Nepal:
Respect local culture and people.
The Nepalese people are friendly and hospitalize by nature so you do not have difficulty to adjust in here.
While you are entering in Temple and monasteries, just check in some temple not allowed entering for non-Hindus. If there is permitted to enter, please do not wear leather things and walk in Temple and Stupas clockwise. Before taking photograph, please ask authorized person for permission.

What do I need for trekking?/ Packing list :
-Day pack (rucksack)
-Light weight and warm trousers.
-Socks.
-Sun hats and gloves.
-Full- sleeves t shirt.
-Warm jackets.
-Waterproof jacket, trousers and bag cover.
-Light weight cotton clothing.
-Waterproof or windcheater jacket.
-Knee supports.
-Sun glasses.
-Sun cream and lip protector.
-A one liter hard Water bottle.
-Batteries
-Flash light
-Down jacket
- Sleeping bag and duffel bag will provide by our company have to return.
-Trekking shoes or boots.
-A pair of sandals.