Manaslu Circuit Trek

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 19 days
  • tour type Private and Group
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 14+ years old
  • max group size 16
  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
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  • Witness stunning views of Mt. Manaslu 8156m, the world's 8th highest peak
  • Cross the adventurous high alpine pass; Larkya La Pass at 5135 meters.
  • Opportunity to explore the isolated area of midwest Himalayan region of Nepal.
  • Manaslu Circuit Trek covers the excursion of Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP)
Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of the best treks in the Himalayas. Located in Gorkha District, the region adjoins with the Tibetan Plateau offering its trekkers an amazing adventure experience. Manaslu Circuit Trek offers exploration around remote villages, beautiful valleys and amazing mountain views coupled with crossing challenging Larkya La Pass at 5135 meters. The trek also includes both high and low altitudes, where one can discover the hidden wonders and the region’s flora and fauna for a lifetime experience. The trail is followed through the sub-tropical forest to the dry arctic zone near to the border of Tibet.

Manaslu Circuit Trek starts with a day drive to Soti Khola from Kathmandu. Our drive leads through zigzag hilly road of Prithvi Highway upto Malekhu. From there we will leave the main highway and continue our drive along the gravel road passing through Arughat Bazaar to reach Soti Khola. Our trek starts from here, and we follow several ascending and descending trails, passing through dense forests, beautiful paddy fields, remote villages and mind capturing valleys. We will spend an acclimatization day at Samagaun and Samdo in order to avoid altitude sickness problems and for exploration. We will visit several Buddhist monasteries and classic lama settlement areas with monasteries and mani walls that are highly influenced by the Tibetan culture.

After a day exploration at Samdo, our trail heads up to Larkya Phedi situated at the base of Larkya La Pass. Next day, we cross the adventurous Larkya La Pass at 5135 meters. Our tiring climbing to the top of the pass is rewarded with striking views of Annapurna II, Gyagi Kang, Menjung, Kang Guru, Himlung and Cheo Himals. After a short rest, we begin to descend over a steep slope towards Bimtang. Our trail descends downhill through serene alpine forest and meadows towards the main trail of the Annapurna circuit at Dharapani. Our memorable trek ends with a scenic drive from Syange back to Kathmandu.

Please see the detailed itinerary for a full overview of this amazing trekking adventure.
5 - Excellent
Based on 10 reviews
  • Jayson Moran
  • From Australia
  • On Nov 11 2019
5 - Excellent
Great trip, fantastic experience
“Manaslu Circuit was a terrific experience - great (and varied) scenery, right amount of challenge and enjoyable first time at altitude crossing Larkya Pass.
Tea Houses were basic (as expected), comfortable enough and added to the overall experience - however the food became pretty tedious. Not sure why the "Tourism Board" insists on all tea houses having the exact same menu!”
  • Robert Johansson
  • From Sweden
  • On Apr 22 2019
5 - Excellent
Manaslu week 12 2019
“I choosed to hike the Manaslu Circuit during early in the season in order to get away from the crowds found on other treks in the area.
Hiking up through bursting warm spring valleys to massive snow mountains is an absolute breathtaking experience. Manaslu is an absolute top trek in Nepal and should be on every hikers bucketlist!”
  • Dean
  • On Mar 17 2018
5 - Excellent
Best experience we ever had
“Everything was arranged without problems and clearly explained to us, we got fantastic mountaineering guides Dawa Sherpa.
Dawa is an excellent guide, one of the best I've had on all my trekking trips, so we were very happy with everything and thanks for that. Our Manaslu Circuit Trek was Outstanding. I will definitely recommend you to your friends and I will return to Nepal with your team in the next 2 years.”
  • Michael
  • On Mar 13 2018
5 - Excellent
Trip of a Lifetime!!!
“I had a wonderful experience trekking Manaslu Circuit with Ngtreks.
The trek itself was fantastic- Everything went really well throughout the trek. It was a very positive trip - a fun and challenging trek in a beautiful place, and the staff were friendly and experienced. I'm sure I will be back in Nepal for another trek some day and I'd absolutely go with Nepal Guide again.”
  • Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel
  • Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Day 3: Drive to Soti Khola [712m/2335ft]
  • Day 4: Trek from Soti Khola to Maccha Khola [883m/2896ft]
  • Day 5: Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat [1415m/4641ft]
  • Day 6: Trek from Jagat to Deng [1804m/5917ft]
  • Day 7: Trek from Deng to Namrung [2670m/8757ft]
  • Day 8: Trek from Namrung to Shya [3530m/11578ft]
  • Day 9: Trek from Shya to Samagaon [3541m/11614ft]
  • Day 10: Acclimatization day at Samagaon
  • Day 11: Trek from Samagaon to Samdo [3872m/12700ft]
  • Day 12: Acclimatization day at Samdo
  • Day 13: Trek from Samdo to Larkya Pedhi [4494m/14740ft]
  • Day 14: Trek to Bimtang [3720m/12201ft] via Larkya La Pass
  • Day 15: Trek from Bimtang to Dharapani [2006m/6579ft]
  • Day 16: Trek from Dharapani to Syange [1194m/3916ft]
  • Day 17: Drive back to Kathmandu
  • Day 18: Free day in Kathmandu
  • Day 19: Transfer to International Airport for departure.
  • 4 nights stay in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Airport arrival and departure transfer by private vehicle
  • Teahouse / camping combined accommodation during the trek
  • All ground transportation by private vehicle including airport arrival and departure transfer
  • Trekking permits for Manaslu Circuit Trek
  • All meals during trek & climb (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Experienced trekking guide
  • General first aid kits
  • One porter per two trekkers for trekking, one extra porter for climbing part
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • Staff food, clothing salary & Insurance.
  • All tax, vats and necessary paper works
  • Insurance
  • Bar bill and all kind of drinks
  • Rescue & evacuation
  • Gratitude (tip) for staff
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Other Practical InformationAccommodations: As per our published quotations, we have calculated the cost based on three star categorized hotels/resorts in major cities which can be easily changed as per the preference of the clients. Apart from the cities, entire route of Manaslu Circuit Trail contains comfortable tea houses for overnight stay where we choose best of the best available lodges. Accommodations in all places can be used as per Single, Double, Triple and Twin sharing basis as per requirements. Meals: We generally provide BB Plan in cities so one can choose varieties of foods in different restaurants in around the town. During our organized trekking of Manaslu Circuit, we will provide all meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) where you can choose varieties of foods; Nepali Continental, Tibetan, Indian, Italian etc from the menu. While we are trekking, you will get dinner and breakfast in a same tea house where you stay overnight and take en-route lunch way to next destination. Physical Conditions and Experience Required: Manaslu Circuit Trail contains amazing routes which starts from very low altitude’s scenic paths and gains the altitude until we reach at one of the adventurous Larkay La Pass at 5135 meters. This trek is suitable for adventure motivated trekkers who have ability to walk generally 5/6 hrs per day by carrying light private backpack. The difficulty level of trail determines by level of snows in the trail - sometime the larkay la pass contains massive snow walls and sometime the same pass could be very easier with less snows. In some cases, walk in a high altitude may attract altitude sickness, as we know that prevention is better than cure – slow and steady walk would be the perfect solution. We suggest every trekker who are planning to come Nepal for trekking adventure to do daily around an hour physical workout (jogging, hiking, cycling, gym, etc) prior to a couple of weeks. Mountaineering technical skills are not required for this trek, but previous short trekking experience would be good. Best Season for Manaslu Circuit Trek: Trekking in Nepalese mountain is a seasonal activity. Basically, 3 months in autumn – September, October & November and 3 months in spring – March, April & May are the perfect time for trekking. During this time, weather should be clear, sunny and warm, giving us great views of mountains. Nevertheless, some adventure-seeking clients who do not want to walk with crowed environment also can choose December, January and February months for this trip. Monsoon season three months (June, July and August) will be ruined by rains.
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.

  • Is quarantine in Nepal in effect for arriving visitors?

    In response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. Please check the government travel pages and advisories of your home country and the official website of the Nepal Tourism board here.

  • What happens if someone gets altitude sickness, does the rest of the group continue on?

    It depends on the situation. Sometimes, altitude sickness can be treated and the trekker may wish to continue. If not, the rest of the group can continue on if they want and the sick person can descend.

  • How does it work with a porter?

    Generally, the porter will pick up the baggage in the morning and drop it at the hotel in the evening. You will not always be walking with your porter or have access to your bag during the day, while trekking. 

  • Is a visa on arrival available?

    Typically, yes. However, in response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. It may be necessary to obtain a tourist visa in your own country before travel. For updated information on visas, please check the Nepal Tourism Board and the Government of Nepal Immigration websites.


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