Manaslu Circuit Trek

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4.9 Based on 15 Reviews
  • Booking Type Instant booking
  • duration 11 days
  • tour type Private and Group
  • age requirement 10-79 yrs
  • max group size 20
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Trek difficulty Hard
  • Tour Code BM-212
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  • Operated in English, Nepali
  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
  • +12
  • Crossing the Larkya Pass at an altitude of 5,135 m
  • A culturally fascinating region with Tibetan and Gurung cultures
  • Superb trek that is off the beaten path, featuring a diverse and impressive landscape
The Manaslu trek is gaining more and more popular. It has sort of taken over the previously great Annapurna Circuit trek which in recent years has gotten too much road-construction.

The Manaslu Trekking region is culturally rich and has great and authentic trekking trails. In fact, it is considered to be one of Nepal's best treks. The trail offers you spectacular mountain scenery, a firsthand experience of ancient Tibetan culture, amazing glaciers, and age-old monasteries, and a high altitude variation allowing for changing landscapes and climatic zones.

The entire trail runs through the Manaslu Conservation Area was which was established in 1998. It covers an area of 1663 square kilometres and harbours 33 different species of mammals, 110 species of birds, 11 species of butterflies, and 3 species of reptiles. You will trek through 6 different climatic zones: tropical, subtropical, temperate, sub-alpine, alpine and arctic. The extreme contrasts within this approximately 200 km trail are associated with tremendous differences in topography and precipitation.

The eighth highest mountain in the world, Mount Manaslu (8163 m) is located near the border of Nepal and Tibet. Actually, the name Manaslu literally means ‘The Spirit Mountain’ in local language. Trekking Manaslu is one of the most delightful adventures in the Nepalese Himalayas.

This is truly a trek of a lifetime, in which you will be blown away by the spectacular scenery not just once but many times.

We kindly refer to the Itinerary tab for a day-by-day overview of the route that we will take. If you have any questions to this trek, please do not hesitate to contact us here at Bookmundi.
  • Day 1: Drive to Machhakhola (930m) 140 K.M
  • Day 2: Trek from Machhi Khola to Jagat (1,410m) 23 K.M
  • Day 3: Jagat to Deng (1800m) 21 K.M
  • Day 4: Deng to Namrung (2660m) 20 K.M
  • Day 5: Namrung to Sama Gau (3,530m, 22km)
  • Day 6: Rest in Samagaun (3,860 m,)
  • Day 7: Sama Gau to Samdo(3,860 m, 17 km)
  • Day 8: Samdo to Dharmasala(4,460 m, 13 km)
  • Day 9: Dharmasala to Bimthang 3,700m via Larkye Pass5160m 25KM
  • Day 10: Bimthang to Dharapani (1,860m) 22 KM
  • Day 11: Drive from Dharapani to Kathmandu or Pokhara 234 KM
  • Airport pick up & drop-off
  • An experience Guide (trained by Ministry of tourism) and all his expenses related to food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment. etc
  • All necessary trekking permits
  • Accommodation during the trek
  • Three times meals a day such as Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner during the trekking
  • Public transport to Trek starting Point and from Trek ending point to Kathmandu
  • Green valley Sleeping Bag, Down jacket and Duffel Bag ( Return after the trip )
  • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms).
  • Purified Drinking Water ( you need to have water bottle)
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Trip complete certificate
  • One Trek T-Shirt
OPTIONAL ADDONS (Available during check-out)
  • Porter
  • Private Jeep Both way
  • Hotel and Meals while in Kathmandu
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (You may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu.)
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, Tips.
  • Expenses incurred due to unavoidable events i.e. road wrecks, flight delays etc.
  • Porter ( Add-Ons )
  • Private Jeep ( Add -Ons)
4.9 - Excellent
Based on 15 reviews
  • Eoin
  • From England
  • On Feb 22 2022
5 - Excellent
Larkya La Pass in 2021
Was really quiet as due to the Covid. I enjoyed the Manaslu Circuit trek specially Jagat to Bhimtang part.
  • Anonymous
  • From England
  • On Feb 15 2022
5 - Excellent
Manaslu Circuit - Trip of Life time
We started our trip from Sotikhola though the jeep can go up to Machhakhola. we didn't expect good Lodges in this trip but our tour operator provided us majority of the stay attached room with comfortable bed. Food was yummy.... Read more
  • Andy
  • From USA
  • On Jan 30 2022
5 - Excellent
Fantastic Manaslu Trek!
In November, 2021, I completed the Manaslu Circuit trek with a local travel company and had a wonderful experience. They were easy and flexible to work with during the planning phase, and on the trek, my guide, Dipak, was... Read more
  • Nicolas Hangartner
  • From Switzerland
  • On May 21 2018
4 - Very Good
Great Trek
Great experience. If you're not afraid of the somewhat basic lodging conditions, you'll not be disapointed. Landscapes are so dramatics, with so many nice little villages and not a lot of trekkers on it. Do it before it becomes... Read more
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Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.

Other Practical InformationAs special Permit required for the Manaslu Trek, we need one full working day ( after you arrive) to organize the permit so please book your flight accordingly. Sunday is working day and only Saturday is weekend .
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.

  • If I book the Manaslu circuit trek can I add a porter when I get there?

    If you already know you want a porter, you can add a porter at the time of booking as an add-on. I would advise that you add a porter beforehand, Manaslu is a bit more off the beaten path and there is no guarantee you will get a porter there. Otherwise, you can inform your guide upon arrival and the tour operator can try and arrange one for you.

  • Is quarantine in Nepal in effect for arriving visitors?

    There are no quarantine requirements in Nepal for arriving visitors at the moment.

  • 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.

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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