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Manaslu Circuit Trek

From US$ 980 per person
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  • No booking or credit card fees
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highlights
  • 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.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Drive to Aarughat (550 meter) from Kathmandu (1350 meter), 6.30 hrs drive, overnight at guesthouse.
Day 03: Trek to Soti Khola (730 meter), 6 hrs walk, overnight at guesthouse.
Day 04: Trek to Machha Khola (950 meter), 5.30 hours walk, overnight at guesthouse.
Day 05: Trek to Jagat (1450 meter), 6.30 hours walk, overnight at guesthouse.
Day 06: Trek to Deng (1850 meter), 6.30 hours walk, overnight at guesthouse.
Day 07: Trek to Namrung (2500 meter), 7 hours walk, overnight at guesthouse.
Day 08: Trek to Shyala (3400 meter – the best view point in entire Manaslu trek), 4.30 hours walk, overnight at guesthouse.
Day 09: Trek to Sama Gaun (3500 meter) via visiting Pungyen Gompa (view of Manaslu North Face and Pungyen Glacier is great from here), 6.30 hours walk, overnight at guesthouse.
Day 10: Rest in Sama Gaun for acclimatization (excursion around Manaslu Base Camp), 3 hours excursion, overnight at guesthouse.
Day 11: Trek to Samdo (3800 meter), 4.30 hours walk, overnight at guesthouse.
Day 12: Trek to Larkya Phedi (4450 meter), 5 hours walk, overnight at guesthouse.
Day 13: Trek to Bhimthang (3700 meter) after crossing Larkya La Pass (5219 meter), 8.30 hours walk, overnight at guesthouse.
Day 14: Trek to Tilje (2300 meter), 6.30 hours walk, overnight at guesthouse.
Day 15: Trek to Shree Chaur (1100 meter), 6.30 hours walk, overnight at guesthouse.
Day 16: Drive to Kathmandu via Besisahahr 7.30 hours drive.
Day 17: Transfer to airport, departure onward destination.
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what’s included
  • Airport pick up and drop off, upon arrival and departure in Kathmandu.
  • Pre – meeting before the trek.
  • All transportation: Kathmandu - Aarughat, and Shree Chaur - Kathmandu via Bensishahar.
  • 2 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 3+ persons.
  • Food during the trek (full board with breakfast, lunch and dinner and with tea/coffee and seasonal fresh fruits).
  • 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 and down jacket, duffel bag, area trekking map.
  • All applicable taxes as pre the government rules and regulations.
  • All organizational requirements.
Optional Addons (Available during check-out)
  • Porter
  • Private Jeep
what’s excluded
  • 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).
  • Hotels in Kathmandu.
  • Porters to carry luggage (you can add a porter when booking).
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, internet/e-mail, etc.
  • Bar and beverage bills.
  • Tips for guide, porter, driver.
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 17 days
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English & Nepali
Maximum altitude 5219 meters
Trek difficulty Medium
meeting/Start point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Kathmandu, Nepal
customer reviews
5.0 - Excellent Based on 3 reviews
Fantastic trek with good staff!
Anonymous From Spain At
5 - Excellent
“I highly recommend to do the Manaslu trek. It's not so crowded as other treks .”
Brilliant Manaslu Trek with good price-quality from Unique Adv.
Thomas Maas From Netherlands At
5 - Excellent
“The Manaslu Trek is somewhat less famous than the Annapurna Circuit but it is very similar to it in terms of the actual circuit. The trail starts in Arughat and ends in Besisahar (which is the start of Annapurna) and takes about 14 days. Along the way you move past Manaslu - the eight highest mountain peak in the world - and cross the Larke Pass at approximately 5100m in altitude.

The best feature of the Manaslu Trek is that only few people walk the trail so it is very nice and calm. The teahouses are very good and the trail is restored surprisingly well after the 2015 earthquake. We only encountered some landslides we had to cross. All in all a highly recommendable trail for those who seek a quiet and peaceful trail as alternative to Annapurna. The only thing is it comes with a somewhat higher price since the permit is somewhat more expensive and you have to have a guide with you along the way.”
Fantastic trip!
Emiel Glastra From Netherlands At
5 - Excellent
“We're just back from the Manaslu Circuit trek and it was an amazing experience.

The first days involve quite long hours of walking to get into the conservation area.
Manaslu circuit has amazing scenery and is definitely manageable (there is just one tough day when crossing the Larke pass) without a lot of previous experience in the mountains. The further you go, the nicer the scenery is. We had great weather during the entire trip, which made the scenery even more stunning! There are several spots and excursions during the trek with great views of the Manaslu itself.

Ram, our guide and Raju, our porter, were great! Ram is a knowledgable guide with 22 years experience who was very funny, chatty, caring, cheerful and took good care of us throughout the trip. He was very flexible, giving information and allowing us to make decisions about small changes to the itinerary (you have to be a bit flexible due to uncontrollable things like landslides etc).”
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Good to know 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
Cancellation Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.
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