Manaslu Circuit Trek

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  • No booking fees
  • E-ticket/Mobile voucher
  • tour type Private and Group Tour
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 12+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Maximum altitude 5219 meters
  • Trek difficulty Medium
  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu , Nepal
  • Classic Trek in Nepal.
  • Breathtaking Views of Buddha Himal, Himalchuli including 8000 meter Mount Manaslu.
  • Beautiful Lake Birendra and Manaslu Base Camp.
  • Rich in Buddhism, numbers of monasteries, Sama and Samdo Villages etc.
The Manaslu trek is one of Nepal's best treks. If you have 17 days available for trekking in Nepal, we highly recommend this trek. It is challenging, especially the day of crossing the Larke pass at 5,135 m but if you are in reasonable shape, determined, and able to walk 6 hours a day, you can do this trek.

Manaslu is the eighth highest peak in the world, bordering the Gorkha and Manang districts in Nepal. It is just 64km East of the previously popular Annapurna treks. Literally, Manaslu is derived from Sanskrit with manasa means “Mountain of the spirit". The Manaslu region encompasses everything from sub tropical foothills to the arid Trans-Himalaya high pastures bordering Tibet.

The Manaslu trek opened only in 1991. Its popularity increased significantly when teahouses become available around 2009. The Manaslu region has no roads or alike and the trekking trails are excellent. This combined with a high variation in altitude starting from around 700 m and getting up to 5,135 m is the reason why the Manaslu trek today is preferred over the Annapurna trek.

After a 6 hours bus ride from Kathmandu, the trek begins Arughat. En-route the trek, you will not only see spectacular mountain scenery but can also visit several monasteries.

If you have 19 days available, you will not regret choosing this trek. If you are in doubt as to physical fitness we highly recommend adding a porter. 1 porter can carry up to 30 kgs and can thus be shared between 2 people.

We are looking forward to taking you on a fantastic trekking adventure.
Customer reviews
5 - Excellent
Based on 46 reviews
Wonderful trek
5 - Excellent
  • Minoru Iijima
  • From Japan
  • On Jun 03 2019
“We enjoyed trekking slowly with a wonderful local guide. On the way, there was a problem with my shoe, an issue that the guide was also able to help with.
The trekking route is under development, but the old villages remain and this is definitely recommended as a trekking route that you will fully appreciate and enjoy.”
Amazing trekking and well organized
5 - Excellent
  • Tessa Spiele
  • From Netherlands
  • On May 31 2019
“Doing the Manaslu Circuit Trek is definitely challenging, but we have enjoyed every single step of it! The view from the Larke Pass is breathtaking and the local people are so friendly.”
Very Good
4 - Very Good
  • Marie Frederiksen
  • From Denmark
  • On Apr 25 2019
“Very Good”
Great experience: Manaslu Circuit trek with Raju.
5 - Excellent
  • Stefan
  • On Apr 22 2019
“From the start to the end of our Manaslu Circuit Trek everything was very well organised. What a great trek, especially after two days when there is no jeep road anymore. Raju is a very experienced tour guide and safety is always his first priority. Furthermore is Raju always upbeat and a real mountain lover. Highly recommend!”
  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to a Hotel
  • Day 2: Stay in Kathmandu for official procedure
  • Day 3: Drive to Soti Khola (700m)
  • Day 4: Trek to Machha Khola (950m)
  • Day 5: Trek to Jagat (1,450m)
  • Day 6: Trek to Dyang (1,850m)
  • Day 7: Trek to Namrung (2,500m)
  • Day 8: Trek to Shyala (3,400m)
  • Day 9: Trek to Sama Gaun (3,500m) visiting Pungyen Gompa
  • Day 10: Rest day in Sama Gaun for acclimatisation
  • Day 11: Trek to Samdo (3,800m)
  • Day 12: Trek to Larkya Phedi (Dharmasala - 4,450m)
  • Day 13: Trek to Bhimthang (3,700m) via Larkya La Pass (5,219m)
  • Day 14: Trek to Tilje (2,300m)
  • Day 15: Trek to Shree Chaur (1100m)
  • Day 16: Drive back to Kathmandu
  • Day 17: Transfer to airport & departure onward destination
  • Airport pick up and drop off, upon arrival and departure in Kathmandu.
  • Pre – meeting before the trek.
  • All transportation: Kathmandu - Soti Khola, and Shree Chaur - Kathmandu via Bensishahar.
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • 1 professional, licensed and English speaking mountain guide.
  • Well experienced English speaking assistant guide if the group size exceeds 5+ persons.
  • Full board meal during the trek (Main course - breakfast, lunch and dinner).
  • Guesthouse accommodation during the trek.
  • Manaslu Special trekking permit fee.
  • Manaslu Conservation Area entrance permit fee.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area entrance permit fee.
  • Worst case, help with all rescue and evacuation arrangements.
  • First aid medical kit, Oxymeter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude.
  • Unique Adventure sleeping bag, down jacket and duffel bag.
  • All applicable taxes as pre the government rules and regulations.
  • All organizational requirements.
OPTIONAL ADDONS (Available during check-out)
  • Porter
  • Private Jeep
  • Nepal visa (USD 25 for 15 days and USD 40 for 30 days).
  • Your international flight to and from Nepal.
  • Travel insurance (for helicopter evacuation if needed whilst trekking).
  • Extra nights hotel in Kathmandu (if needed).
  • Porters to carry luggage (you can add a porter when booking).
  • Bar and beverage bills, tea / coffee / drinking water. Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, internet, battery charger, hot shower etc
  • Tips for guide, porter, driver.
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Recommended Gear Lists: 01.) Good wind/rain jacket 02.) Warm fleece jacket or jersey 03.) Good boots, either light-weight trekking boots or light full leather boots 04.) Good -20 Sleeping bag (which can be rented or buy in Kathmandu) 05.) A comfortable day pack, preferably with a waistband. 06.) Fleece jacket or pullover 07.) Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional) 08.) Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket 09) Down vest and/or jacket (optional) 10.) Lightweight gloves 11.) Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer 12.) Sun hat or scarf 13) Light balaclava or warm fleece hat 14.) Sunglasses with UV protection 15.) T-shirts 16.) Underwear 17.) Hiking shorts 18.) Lightweight cotton long pants 19.) Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms 20.) Fleece or wool pants 21.) Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants 22.) Thin, lightweight inner socks 23.) Thick, warm wool hiking socks 24.) Hiking boots with spare laces 25.) Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals) Other necessary equipment: 1.) Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries 2.) Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag 3.) Basic First Aid Kit (We also provide comprehensive first aid medical kit and Oxymeter) 4.) Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag 5.) Day pack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches) 6.) Water bottles (2 bottles recommended) 7.) Toiletries 8.) Small wash towel
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