Manaslu Circuit Trek

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 15 days
  • tour type Private
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 5+ years old
  • max group size 12
  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
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  • Chance to trek around world’s 8th highest Himalaya, Mt. Manaslu
  • Experience restricted area trekking at Manaslu Conservation Area
  • Cross exciting high altitude Larkya La Pass with excellent views of snow capped mountain
  • Explore the rural cultures, traditions and lifestyle far from modernization at remote ar
Manaslu Circuit Trek offers once in a lifetime opportunity of experiencing a round trek around the 8th highest Himalaya in the world. Manaslu Circuit Trek is also the best alternative for Annapurna Circuit for trekkers.

Along with the trekking experience, you can also feel the diversity in topographical terms. Trek through tropical green forest vegetation at lower elevations to alpine surroundings at Larkya La Pass from where a superb view is seen, which includes Himal Himlung (7,125m), Cheo Himal (6,820m), Kang Guru (6,981m), Annapurna II (7,939m), and Manaslu (8163m).

Manaslu Circuit Trek initiates after we arrive at Arughat which is the starting point of this adventure. Crossing through culturally rich villages, local settlements, forests while enjoying stunning Himalayan vistas, landscape views, the valley opens up to alpine surroundings where Buddhist villages at Nepal - Tibet border can be found.

Manaslu Circuit Trek is a challenging trek that exposes you to rough terrains, off the beaten paths with rewarding Himalayan views and rich cultural insights. Our itinerary is well designed to allow the best possible acclimatization but you will need to ensure you are physically prepared for the trek.

The best time to trek around Manaslu Circuit is March to May and September to November. Going on this trek on colder months is not recommended because Larkye La pass is dangerous during extreme snow conditions.

Please refer to the itinerary for day-by-day activities.
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Based on 1 review
  • Balz Aebli
  • From Switzerland
  • On Mar 02 2021
5 - Excellent
One of the classic treks in Nepal
“The manaslu circuit trek is so beautiful, we did it twice, again after 4 years! It is demanding, but you will be rewarded.”
  • Day 1: Drive Kathmandu - Arughat (600m) - Soti Khola (700m)
  • Day 2: Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola (870m/2,854ft)
  • Day 3: Machha Khola to Jagat (1,340m/4,395ft)
  • Day 4: Jagat to Deng (1,860m/6,100ft)
  • Day 5: Deng to Namrung (2,630m/8,626ft)
  • Day 6: Namrung to Lho (3,180m/1,0430ft)
  • Day 7: Lho to Sama Gauon (3,520m/1,1545ft)
  • Day 8: Rest and acclimatization day at Sama Gauon
  • Day 9: Trek to Samdo (,3875m/1,2710ft)
  • Day 10: Trek to Dharamsala High Camp (Larkya Phedi -4,480m)
  • Day 11: Cross Larkya La (5,160m) to Bimthang (3,590m)
  • Day 12: Bimthang to Tilje (1,965m/6,445ft)
  • Day 13: Tilje to Tal (1,700m/5,576ft)
  • Day 14: Tal to Syange (1,100m/3,608ft)
  • Day 15: Drive Syange to Kathmandu
  • Ground transportations from Kathmandu to Arughat and Syange to Kathmandu in public bus
  • Restricted area permit, Manaslu Conservation Area permit, Annapurna Conservation Area Permit
  • Staff– one professional, knowledgeable and friendly English speaking trekking leader including his salary, food, equipment, insurance, transportation, etc
  • Local teahouse/lodge accommodation (twin sharing ) during the trek
  • Porter Porter (1 porter for two trekkers) including his salary, food, equipment, insurance, transportation, etc
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Duffle bag, sleeping bag, and down jacket for use during the trek
  • Complimentry: Icicles Adventure T – shirt, trekking map
  • First aid medical kit
  • All government taxes & office service charge
  • Nepal visa, airfares, travel insurance
  • Accommodation, meals and activities in Kathmandu because of early arrival, delayed departure, early return from mountain (due to any cause) than the programmed itinerary
  • All kind of drinks (alcoholic, hot, or cold)
  • Personal expenses such as phone calls, bar bills, laundry, battery recharge, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, extra porters
  • Personal equipments and clothing
  • Tips for guide and porters
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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.

  • 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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