Manaslu Circuit Trekking

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5 Based on 25 Reviews
  • duration 12 days
  • tour type Private and Group
  • age requirement 10-80 yrs
  • max group size 14
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Maximum altitude 5160 meters
  • Trek difficulty Hard
  • Tour Code BM-89
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  • Operated in English, Nepali
  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
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  • Enjoy trekking through the Manaslu Circuit
  • Discover one of the least visited trekking routes in Nepal
  • See Mount Manaslu and other peaks in the Himalayas
Unlike Everest Base Camp trek, which has been popular ever since the mountain was first summited, Manaslu Circuit receives far fewer footfall primarily because the region was officially opened to tourists only in 1991. The area around the mountain is therefore better preserved and offers an ideal trekking destination to those who have 17 days to spare.

Although your journey starts from Kathmandu, your hiking begins only on reaching Arughat, a six-hour drive from Kathmandu. The highest point of this trek is the Larke Pass, located at an elevation of 5,100 meters. This is also the toughest section of the trek. The fact that this trek has such a variation in terms of elevation also means that you will be passing through lots of different landscapes.

Manaslu trek will provide you with great mountain views, many cultural inputs, unrivalled beauty and a rich bio diversity. Mount Manaslu (8,156m) is the eighth highest peak in the world and located near the Tibet-Nepal border.

Although challenging, Manaslu trek is worthwile for those that can hike for up to six hours a day, are determined and in a reasonably good shape. If in doubt, we recommend booking a porter to carry your belongings. That will relieve you of the weight of your backpack, which normally amounts between 13 to 15 kilograms.

This Manaslu trek takes you through a restricted trekking area and can only be done by two or more people.
  • Day 1: Drive Kathmandu to Machhakhola(870m) by private Jeep.
  • Day 2: Trek to Jagat (1340m)
  • Day 3: Trek to Deng (1,860m)
  • Day 4: Trek to Namrung (2,630m)
  • Day 5: Trek to Lho (3,180m)
  • Day 6: Trek to Samagaun (3,500m)
  • Day 7: Acclimatization day in Samagaun
  • Day 8: Trek to Samdo (3,860m)
  • Day 9: Trek to Dharamasala (4,480m)
  • Day 10: Cross Larke Pass (5,213 m) & trek to Bimtang (3,720 m)
  • Day 11: Bimtang to Dharapani (1860m).
  • Day 12: Drive back to Kathmandu from Dharapani by private Jeep.
  • Three meals a day during the trek, including fresh fruits in the evening
  • Tea house accommodation as per the itinerary during the trek
  • Shared Jeep to Sotikhola and Jeep to Kathmandu from Dharapani.
  • All necessary trekking permits
  • A highly experienced English-speaking trekking guide
  • A Strong, helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for two people).
  • A Nepal Eco Adventure t-shirt and a cap as souvenirs
  • Use of sleeping bag, down Jacket and walking Poles (if you don’t have your own, To be return after trip completed). Using these 3 items you pay $10 USD each as maintenance and washing charge.
  • Government taxes and official expenses
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be carried by guide)
  • An oxymeter to check your pulse, oxygen saturation and heart rate
  • A trekking route map of the Manaslu region
  • We can help you with arranging an emergency helicopter rescue service if necessary (to be paid by your travel insurance)
  • The salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance of the trekking guide is included
  • A certificate of trek completion after the trip is over
  • An assistant guide for groups of over 6 travelers
OPTIONAL ADDONS (Available during check-out)
  • Single room during trek
  • Nepal visa fees ( USD50 for 30 days). You can get a visa on arrival
  • International and domestic flights
  • Airport pickup and drop-off
  • All meals and accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Travel insurance with high-altitude rescue and evacuation
  • All alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks (cold and hot) during the trek (these include those that you choose to purchase along the way and during evenings in tea houses)
  • Expenses that are personal in nature, like wifi, hot shower, battery charging, desserts and chocolates
  • Tips for trekking staff (tipping is expected in Nepal)
5 - Excellent
Based on 25 reviews
  • Jonathan Spencer
  • From USA
  • On Nov 17 2022
5 - Excellent
Review of Manaslu Circuit trek
Spectacular scenery and much more variety than the Everest Base Camp trek I did back in 2005. Also much more challenging since you start at 800 m and climb to 5,100m.
  • Rob McHenry
  • From Ireland
  • On Jan 07 2022
5 - Excellent
Great trek with Guide, Raj on Manaslu circuit
I booked the manaslu circuit trek for 14 days from the 20th of December to the 3rd of January, for my friend Jessica and I.I looked at many different options before booking the trek and hiring guides directly but decided on this... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • From Holland
  • On Dec 16 2021
5 - Excellent
Manaslu Circuit Trekking
The Manaslu Circuit is a very unique trek with beautiful views on the mountains and authentic villages. Every day the scene changed, from hills with rice fields to green jungle, Tibetan villages, and the snow covered pass itself.... Read more
  • Aasmund Bratholm
  • From Norway
  • On Nov 23 2021
5 - Excellent
What a great trek!
I booked my trip to Manaslu cuircut through this operator. Due to Covid I really wanted to do some hiking in Nepal I found this company. The director Chhatr made really quick response, he is a very nice guy. When landing in Nepal... Read more
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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?

    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.

  • Do I require a porter for carrying water?

    On most popular treks you can expect plenty of places where you can refill your water bottle, meaning you don’t need to carry a huge water supply with you. Bring an extra bottle of water if you are concerned. If you already have a porter, you can ask him/her to carry water as long as it is within the weight limit. Another option is to carry water purification tablets or LifeStraw, both of which can be found in Kathmandu.

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