Manaslu Circuit Trek: 14 Days

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  • duration 14 days
  • tour type Private
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 8+ years old
  • max group size 10
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
  • +12
  • Feel like a pioneer traveling to a remote, restricted area near Nepal's Tibet border
  • Traverse the 5167metre Larke La Pass
  • See Mount Manaslu, the eighthhighest peak in the world
The Manaslu Circuit trek takes you back in time as far as trekking experience in Nepal's Himalayas goes - back to the days when some of the most popular trekking trails in the country hardly saw travelers and services were basic. Join us on this 14-day guided trek that starts from humid lowlands, across high suspension bridges and torrential rivers all the way to high mountains with sparse settlements and pristine landscape.

Drive to Soti Khola from Kathmandu on the first day of the trek. Hit the trail and head for Sama Gaun via Jagat, Namrung and Lho. Spend a day in Sama Gaun and continue uphill to Samdo and Dharmasala. Cross the Larke La Pass on Day 12. The trip comes to an end in Beshi Sahar, from where you can make your way to either Pokhara (three hours by bus) or back to Kathmandu.

While some days will take you through ethnic villages and yak pastures, others involve hiking through forests, traversing rocky hillside trails and along roaring rivers. In the backdrop are high mountains that inch closer every day.

Please note that special permits (included in the tour price) and a minimum of two travelers are required to carry out this trek.
5 - Excellent
Based on 6 reviews
  • Vincent Sachot
  • From France
  • On Sep 10 2019
5 - Excellent
Amazing experience with Magical Nepal
“Thanks to the good advice from the team, we went for the Manaslu trek, very well organized. This trek is amazing and not so crowded compare to others.
The team and especially our guide, Mun were very attentive to our needs and super nice. They made our stay in Nepal super cool.
I also recommend the hotel related: Bodhi Boutique hotel. very good quality.”
  • Lus
  • On Jul 27 2019
5 - Excellent
Best famili vacation ever
“Wonderful trekking, amazing scenery, nice villages, friendly people and not too many tourists.”
  • Anonymous
  • From Australia
  • On Jul 18 2019
5 - Excellent
awesome trek!
“The 14 day Manaslu circuit trek was my first ever trek (I'm 15) and a great choice. It's virtually uncrowded and has beautiful scenery the whole way. You get a real taste of true Nepali/Tibetan life that you just don't get on some of the more popular treks. The food was good and tea was great the whole way up and the whole way down. Overall, great, challenging but rewarding and definitely enjoyable.”
  • Chesney
  • On Jul 16 2019
5 - Excellent
Manaslu Trek with Chitwan extension
“We were fortunate enough to complete the Manaslu Circuit with a follow on trip to Chitwan National Park with Magical Nepal. Our guide, Deepak, and porter, Rohan, were absolutely brilliant and made the hardest moments of each day a joy. The trip itself was organised incredibly well meaning all we had to do was concentrate on the walking itself and enjoying the views. I can't recommend the trek enough. We also have a brilliant few days in Chitwan after the trek where we explored the jungle seeing wild Rhinos, Crocodiles, Elephants and a host of other animals.”
  • Day 1: Kathmandu – Soti Khola (700 m)
  • Day 2: Soti Khola – Maccha Khola (900 m)
  • Day 3: Maccha Khola – Jagat (1340 m)
  • Day 4: Jagat – Pewa (1600 m)
  • Day 5: Pewa – Namrung (2630 m)
  • Day 6: Namrung – Lho (2957 m)
  • Day 7: Lho – Sama Gaun (3,540 m)
  • Day 8: Acclimatization day in Sama Gaun
  • Day 9: Sama Gaun – Samdo (3,865 m)
  • Day 10: Acclimatization day in Samdo
  • Day 11: Samdo – Dharmasala (4,460 m)
  • Day 12: Dharmasala – Larke La Pass (5160 m) – Bimthang (3590 m)
  • Day 13: Bimthang – Dharapani (1,700 m)
  • Day 14: Dharapani – Kathmandu/Pokhara
  • An experienced, English-speaking tour guide
  • Thirteen night’s accommodation in guest houses during trek
  • Meals: 14 breakfast, 14 lunch and 13 dinners
  • All necessary trekking permits
  • Kathmandu to Soti Khola by local bus
  • Dharapani to Kathmandu/Pokhara by local bus
  • A trekking map
  • An assistant guide for groups of more than four travelers
  • A first aid box
  • Sleeping bags, down jackets and duffel bags (to be returned on completing the trek)
  • Government taxes and overhead charges
OPTIONAL ADDONS (Available during check-out)
  • Porter
  • Meals and accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Pickup at your hotel in Kathmandu and drop-off at your hotel in Kathmandu/Pokhara
  • Nepal visa fees
  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Alcoholic & non alcoholic beverages and drinking water
  • Hot showers and battery charging in guest houses during the trek
  • Tips for your guide and drivers (expected)
  • Expenses that are personal in nature like laundry and phone calls
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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 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.


  • 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.

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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