Manaslu Circuit & Base Camp Trek

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  • duration 20 days
  • tour type Group
  • tour_type Group tour
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • age_requirement 18+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Trek through remote villages towards Manaslu and marvel at the view of 7000m+ peaks that surround the world's 7th highest mountain
  • Cross the Larkya La for panoramic views of peaks including Himlung Himal (7126m) and Annapurna II (7937m)
  • Experience the cultural and geographic diversities of remote Buddhist villages close to the Tibetan border
  • Traverse to the north of Manaslu and visit the base camp used by summit expeditions
Start and end in Kathmandu, the trip Manaslu Circuit & Base Camp Trek is a guided trekking trip that takes 20 days. You will travel through Kermo Kharka, Besisahar, Aarughat and 15 other destinations in Nepal. Manaslu Circuit & Base Camp Trek is a small group trip which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

A remote trek into one of Nepal's most beautiful and rarely visited areas, with a foray to Manaslu Base Camp & a crossing of the Larkya La. Manaslu (8167m) is the 7th highest mountain in the world and it is only in recent years that trekkers have begun to explore this rugged area. Trekking around Manaslu offers awesome mountain views, remote Buddhist villages close to the Tibetan border and cultural and geographic diversity that rivals any other trek in the Himalaya. The trek commences amidst the terraced fields and sub-tropical forests of the foothills. Climbing north, the landscape gradually transforms into the arid, high altitude landscapes associated with Tibetan culture. Traversing to the north of Manaslu, with time to visit the Base Camp that is used by expeditions, is a highlight of this trek. Beyond Manaslu, the climb continues until we reach the majestic Larkya La, which affords outstanding views in every direction of the Himalaya. After crossing the pass, we complete this rewarding circuit of Manaslu in the bustling villages of the Annapurna region.
5 - Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • On Apr 26 2019
“The Manaslu circuit trip was an unforgettable experience. Our guides and staff were highly competent, efficient, friendly and helpful. The camp ran pretty much like clockwork and we were very well looked after. The standard of food hygiene was very high. The scenery is stunning throughout and varies greatly during the trip, as does the temperature. Would recommend this trip to anyone who wants to get outside their comfort zone and challenge themselves a little. The walking is not hard but the altitude can take a toll. The views make up for everything.”
5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • On Apr 23 2019
“This is a great trek in a more remote area with spectacular scenery once you get into the higher altitudes. I found this trip to be much more enjoyable than the Everest Base Camp Trek and also the Annapurna Circuit since it is less crowded and still visits relatively under developed areas when you leave the road behind after the first 2 days. If you prefer a quieter trek with fewer trekkers and to a more remote location, this may be a great option for you.”
5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • On Nov 08 2018
“I loved the whole trip, from the villages, Tibetan culture and scenery, the challenge of crossing Larkya Pass (5160m), all making this an excellent trek. The team looking after us did a fantastic job - we all stayed in good health - thanks so much to our experienced team - Juddha Rai, Rajan Rai, Lakpa, Pasang and all the rest of the assistants and porters. The Radisson Hotel in Kathmandu was also a great start and end point. Well done!”
  • Day 1 : Arrive Kathmandu
  • Day 2 : In Kathmandu (1330m)
  • Day 3 : To Arughat Bazaar (500m). Drive approx. 8/9 hours
  • Day 4 : To Liding (830m). Walk approx. 6/7 hours
  • Day 5 : To Machha Khola (890m). Walk approx. 7/8 hours
  • Day 6 : To Yaru Khola (1330m). Walk approx. 7/8 hours
  • Day 7 : To Philim (1700m). Walk approx. 4/5 hours
  • Day 8 : To Deng (2095m). Walk approx. 5/6 hours
  • Day 9 : To Namru (2900m). Walk approx. 8 hours
  • Day 10 : To Lho Goan (3180m). Walk approx. 5/6 hours
  • Day 11 : To Kermo Kharka (3500m), walk approx. 4 hours
  • Day 12 : Rest day Kermo Kharka. Optional excursion to Manaslu Base Camp
  • Day 13-14 : To Samdo (3900m). Walk approx. 2 hours, rest day
  • Day 15 : To Larkya Phedi (4400m). Walk approx. 3/4 hours.
  • Day 16 : Cross Larkya La (5140) to Bimtang (3590m) 9/10hrs.
  • Day 17 : To Ghoa (2515m). Walk approx. 6/7 hours.
  • Day 18 : To Chamche (1430m). Walk approx. 6/7 hours.
  • Day 19 : To Jagat & drive via Besisahar to Kathmandu.
  • Day 20 : Trip concludes Kathmandu.
  • Airport transfers if arriving on day 1 and 20 or if you booked pre/post tour accommodation at the Radisson through World Expeditions
  • Good quality accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation in our fully serviced wilderness campsites
  • 19 breakfasts, 17 lunches and 16 dinners including all meals on trek valued at $800
  • Private group transportation
  • Expert bilingual guide
  • Special permit US$205
  • Medical kit
  • Use of a World Expeditions trek pack which includes a quality sleeping bag, down or fibre fill jacket and insulated mat (valued at over US$500)
  • Souvenir World Expeditions kit bag
  • All park entrance fees and trekking permits
  • Porters to carry all personal and group equipment and porter's insurance
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Bottled water, aerated & alcoholic drinks
  • Items of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry, etc.
  • International flights
  • Airport and departure taxes
  • Travel Insurance
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Manaslu Circuit & Base Camp Trek tour. You can cancel the tour up to 70 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 69 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 30 March 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 30 March 2021, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 69 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Manaslu Circuit & Base Camp Trek tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Manaslu Circuit & Base Camp Trek tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Smaller group sizes have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19 and to ensure that the tour complies with local authorities’ guidelines.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this trip. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • A multitude of COVID-19 distancing measures have been implemented on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
  • This tour has obtained a COVID-19 CLEAN accreditation from Quality Tourism Australia.
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How much money do I need to bring with me?

    Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.

  • How much should my backpack weigh?

    A properly packed backpack (not including your day pack) should ideally not weigh more than 13 kg. It is also important to note that if you are taking a flight to the start of your trek, many smaller aircraft have weight restrictions. For example, if you are flying from Kathmandu to Lukla, you are only allowed 10kg of checked luggage, and 5 kg of hand baggage. Thus, in case of a small flight, you should ideally pack a 10 kg backpack for checked luggage, and then add 5 kg in your hand baggage. You can then re-shuffel the weigt once you start your trek at the trailhead.  

  • Do I need a porter?

    The decision to hire a porter is up to you and usually based on your fitness level and/or budget. One porter can be shared between two people and can carry up to 25 kg. Many trekkers hire a porter to have a more comfortable trek.

  • Do I require a porter for carrying water?

    On most popular treks you can expect plenty of places where you can refill your water bottle, meaning you don’t need to carry a huge water supply with you. Bring an extra bottle of water if you are concerned. If you already have a porter, you can ask him/her to carry water as long as it is within the weight limit. Another option is to carry water purification tablets or LifeStraw, both of which can be found in Kathmandu.

  • When should I arrive in Kathmandu before the tour?

    We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the start day of the trek because the tour operators usually require one working day to arrange trekking permits. Arrive earlier if you want to explore Kathmandu on your own or acclimate to any time differences.

If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.
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