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Manaslu Circuit Trek

From US$ 1,150 per person
Based on 5 Reviews
  • Free Cancellation
  • No booking or credit card fees
  • E-ticket/Mobile voucher
  • Spectacular view of Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh Himal mountains range, Mount Himalchuli, Ngadi Chu
  • Exploration of multi-ethnic groups
  • Larkya Pass
The Manaslu Circuit Trek is undoubtedly one of Nepal's best treks if having 14 days available. Between Nepal and Tibet, lies the 8th highest peak in the world Mt Manaslu, also translated into 'The spirit mountain'. The breathtaking scenery that you see along the trials will leave you dazzled and happy.

Through this circuit trek you will visit different villages near the border. You will get a chance to explore palaces, temples and monasteries. Experiencing these sacred traditions of the past make you feel like you have travelled through time. The serenity of rivers, thrilling suspension bridges and great views from elevated panoramic view points makes this trek great.

During the Manaslu trek you gain altitude around the village of Jagat and Philim where you will cross a bridge before a steady climb. Your trek continues towards Deng where you will see some spectacular waterfalls. The beautiful surroundings to Namrung and then to Samagaon will leave you captivated. The hospitality of the people here will inspire you as well. Samagaun is also the point at which trekkers and climbers separate. The climbers will go to Manaslu Base Camp, the starting point for climbing Mt. Manaslu, and trekkers will walk towards the Larke Pass, at an altitude 5,135 m. The day of crossing the Larke Pass it the hardest day of the trek but it's a very rewarding day in terms of views and scenery.

The Manaslu trek will without doubt give you an amazing trekking experience in Nepal.
Day 1 Kathmandu to Soti Khola (710m/2328ft) 8-9 hours Guest house

Your trekking guides will pick you up at 8:00 am. Then, we will start our 8 hours’ drive to Arughat. The first four hours to Dhading Besi, the district headquarters of Dhading (1050m), is on paved roads, but for the section to Arughat, we will be driving on a rougher surface. From Arughat we drive another 1.5 hrs to Soti Khola by private jeep. Lunch and Dinner Included.

Day 2 Soti Khola to Machha Khola (900m/2952ft) 5 - 6 hours Guest house

Today’s walk follows a constantly undulating trail mainly through woodland as we continue to head upstream along the Budhi Gandaki. We then descend to the wide, sandy riverbed and then continue along a winding mountain path overlooking the river. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 3 Machha Khola to Jagat (1340m/4395ft) 6 hours Guest house

After crossing the Machha River and Khrolabesi, we will pass through the hot springs at Tatopani. The trail follows a forested area until we cross Dovan Khola. We then make our way to Budhi Gandaki Valley. As the elevation increases, the scenery undergoes a complete transformation, with white sandy areas along the riverside. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 4 Jagat to Philim (1700m/5576ft) 5 hours

The trail continues to Jagat, a well paved village, and the non-up the valley to Sirdabas, offering great views of the Sringi Himal. We then drop down to the river, cross a long suspension bridge and climb steeply up to Philim. In the afternoon, we’ll explore the village and surrounding hillside. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 5 Philim to Deng (2095m/6871ft) 6 hours Guest house

Here the trail will fascinate you with impressive waterfalls on either side of the valley. We pass Eklebhatti; head towards the river and cross it twice over suspension bridges. Then, we pass Euwa, traverse a small campsite and continue through the valley until we reach the village of Deng. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 6 Deng to Namrung (2900m/9512ft) 6 hours

Today we will scramble steeply up onto a spectacular trail before descending to cross the river. We pass through some small settlements and then climb to an impressive valley. There we will encounter Mani stones (prayer stones) carved into wayside rocks - a sign that we are entering Tibetan territory. In the afternoon, we take a side excursion to the small settlement of Prok - a two hour round trip. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 7 Namrung to Samagaon (3500m/11480ft) 6 hours Guest house

We’ll pass the stone gate and the long Mani stone wall of the village of Lho, with an astounding view of Peak 29 ahead. You can take a side excursion to Pungen Glacier in order to get a very close up view of Manaslu from here. The trial follows a lateral moraine of Pungen Glacier towards Sama. It takes a further 20 minutes to reach Sama Gompa for our night halt. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 8 Acclimatization day at Samagaon 3-4 hours Guest house

This day has been set aside for acclimatization and you can opt for a full or half day walk. The full day walk is towards Manaslu Base Camp (approximately 6-7 hour round trip). Alternatively, there are half day walks either to the glacier across the valley or to Birendra Tal. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 9 Samagaon to Samdo (3690m/12103ft) 3 hours Guest house

The Manaslu Circuit Trek now crosses grazing areas and gradually ascends the valley. Fantastic views of the mountains especially Manaslu are ahead of us as we reach Samdo, a Tibetan refugee village. This remote village is only a day's walk from the Tibetan border. In the afternoon we will explore the village and surrounding hills. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 10 Samdo to Dharmashala (4450m/14596ft) 4 hours Hostel

After crossing a couple of streams, we’ll reach the Larkya Bazaar. This is a village which thrived from trade with Tibet years ago. After a steady climb we will arrive at our lodge at 4450m. It is the last overnight before the pass. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 11 Dharmashala to Bhimphedi via Larkya La pass 8 hours Guest house

From Dharmashala, we hike to Bhimphedi (3590m/11775ft) via Cross Larkya La pass (5220m/17121ft). We will climb Cho Chanda and then slowly head uphill towards the steep snow covered pass. The panorama from the top is truly magnificent. You will see Himlung Himal (7126 meter), Cheo Himal (6820 meters), Gyagi Kung, Kang Kuru (6981 meters) and Annapurna II (7937 meters). The descent is steep as we pass through moraines to Bhimphedi.
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 12 Bhimphedi to Tilje (2300m/7544ft) 5 hours Guest house

With a gentle climb through paddy fields, we will head towards the small Karcha La pass. The trial descends through fig trees and rhododendron forests to Tilje. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 13 Tilje to Chamje (1410m/4625ft) 7 hours Guest house

We’ll climb over a small ridge and enjoy the stone paved trail as it passes through a beautiful village. We then cross the bridge over Dudh Khola and climb up through a Chorten-shaped arch, pass a Mani wall and reach the village of Thonje. Here we need to go through a police checkpoint before continuing to Dharapani. We have entered the Annapurna circuit section from Dharapani. Further down, we come across Karte village and later cross a bridge over Marshyangdi Khola. We can examine the Mani walls before reaching the village of Tal, situated at the foot of a large waterfall. There is now a short descent to Chamje village. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 14 Chamje to Kathmandu (1337m) 8 hours

We have reached the end of the Manaslu Trek and private jeep will take us at Beshisahar. We then drive to Kathmandu in a private car. Breakfast and lunch included.

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what’s included
  • All ground transportation by private vehicle including airport transfer
  • 1 professional, English speaking and certified guide
  • 1 porter for between two clients.
  • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • Manaslu trekking special permit fee (Manaslu region is in restricted zone, we need a special permit to visit this area)
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
  • Annapurna and Manaslu conservation fees
  • Government taxes and office service charge
  • First aid medical kit
what’s excluded
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfares to Nepal
  • Nepal Entry visa - can by obtained at the airport, upon arrival for USD for 30 days.
  • All kind hot and cold drinks including tea, coffee, water etc.
  • Hot shower during the trek
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 14 days
Minimum Participants 2 people
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English & Nepali
Trek difficulty Moderate
Maximum altitude 5220 meters
meeting/Start point Kathmandu, Nepal
customer reviews
4.4 - Very Good Based on 5 reviews
Manaslu Circuit Trek
Anonymous From United States of America USA At
3 - Average
“It was not as good as it could have been primarily due to issues listed below. The scenery is beautiful, especially during the first half of the trek. Misrepresentation of the trek management and the guide's illness both contributed to our less than positive review. Example - One reason the company was selected was because the itinerary description states Public Jeep or Private Jeep. We wanted to avoid the pubic bus on mountain roads, but were required to take one on a miserable 1.5 hour ride on day 1 with 60 people on a bus that can hold 30. The road was a narrow path along a steep drop-off and the bus tilted at 30-40 degrees over bumps. We drove through water falls that threatened to wash the bus off the edge. Thrilling, yes, but not what we paid for. The return public jeep was along just as treacherous roads, but the jeep was much more stable. Highly recommend that the website be updated to accurately reflect the trip, including the fact that the best available room will not always be provided.”
Manaslu Circuit November 2016
Thomas Hoe From United Kingdom UK At
4 - Very Good
“Excellent trek but basic accommodation for several days when above heights of 3500m”
Manaslu Circuit Trek
Libero Parisotto From Australia At
5 - Excellent
“The Manaslu Circuit Trek was extremely pleasing from a number of different point-of-views. Firstly, it still an original track predominantly used by locals and mules - only on the last day when we joined the Annapurna circuit were we faced with road traffic and dust. The scenery was breathtaking, the catering by the lodges excellent and the track suitably difficult with some easy patches. I am glad that I took so many photos so I can relive the experience.”
Manaslu trekking
Meredith From Australia At
5 - Excellent
“We had an absolutely wonderful experience. They were very professional and helpful from the first contact to eventually leaving Nepal.

We missed our connecting flight from Kuala Lumpur through to Kathmandu, and were delayed by a full day. Our trip was simply rescheduled without any problem to us at all. They were amazing.

The guide we had for our Kathmandu tour, was extremely knowledgeable and informative and there were certainly a lot of interesting things to see and do in Kathmandu.

We then proceeded on our Manaslu Circuit Trek with our guide Bim and our porters. The guides and porters were informative, helpful, observant, and fun as well. The trek was definitely an experience of a lifetime; I would highly recommend it. The Larkye La Pass was at times strenuous, but Bim and our porters made sure that we were safe, had no altitude sickness and we were able to complete this challenging feat.”
Cancellation Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.
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