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16 Days Manaslu Circuit Trekking

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We had a great time on this trek. The organization was solid, the guide (Raju) and the porter (kaju) ...
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Manaslu Circuit Trek

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I have finished the 18 days Manaslu trekking with Unique Adventures two weeks ago and I can only say ...
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  • Operator Unique Adventure International Pvt Ltd Active 7 hours ago Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
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Manaslu Circuit Trekking

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I highly recommend the Manaslu circuit. Great variety of landscapes and decent accommodation along t ...
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  • Operator Nepal Eco Adventure Pvt Ltd Active 5 hours ago Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
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Manaslu Around Trek

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Buddha treks did an excellent job of organizing, and our guide Prim was outstanding.
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  • Operator Buddha Treks and Expedition Active 1 day ago Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
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Manaslu Circuit Trek

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Amazing trek. If you want no roads, very varied scenery (low and high altitudes), Tibetan villages, ...
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  • Operator Green Valley Nepal Treks Pvt Ltd Active 1 hour ago Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
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Manaslu Circuit Trek: 14 Days

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Thanks to the good advice from the team, we went for the Manaslu trek, very well organized. This tre ...
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  • Operator Magical Nepal Pvt Ltd
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Manaslu Trek - 12 Days

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An excellent and demanding trek, after the long journey to start and return on some harrowing jeep/b ...
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  • Operator Nepal Lion Tours and Treks Pvt Ltd Active 5 hours ago Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
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Manaslu Circuit Trek: 13 Days

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We've just come back from Manaslu and Tsum Valley trek organised by Nest Adventure. Sandip, manager ...
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  • Operator Nepal Explore Summit Trek (NEST Adventure) Active 10 hours ago
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Manaslu Circuit Trek

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Manaslu Circuit was a terrific experience - great (and varied) scenery, right amount of challenge an ...
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  • Operator Nepal Guide Treks & Expedition Active 58 minutes ago Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
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Manaslu Circuit Trek

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Manaslu circuit trek is very beautiful and still not very crowded, very nice place
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  • Operator Nepal Hiking Team Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
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Manaslu Circuit Trek 14 Days

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The Manaslu Circuit 14 Day Trek was amazing. The scenery was totally spectacular, varying on a dail ...
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  • Operator Nepal Lion Tours and Treks Pvt Ltd Active 5 hours ago Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
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Manaslu Trek

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14 day trekking trip through Soti Khola, Machha Khola, Jagat and 10 other destinations in Nepal. Read More
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  • Operator Unique Path Trekking & Expedition (P) LTD. Active 2 hours ago Superior This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.0 on average.
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Manaslu Circuit Trek

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The views and wildlife of Manslu region speak for themselves. We really had fun time exploring the ...
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  • Operator Glorious Himalaya Trekking Pvt Ltd. Active 2 hours ago
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Manaslu Circuit Trek

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Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of my beautiful destinations to travel. I love to explore the sensationa ...
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Manaslu trek Reviews

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Based on 203 customer reviews
Excellent Reviewed Tour: Manaslu Circuit Trek
5 - Excellent
  • David Jackson
  • From UK
  • At 08 Dec 2019
“Excellent”
Manaslu and Tsum valley trek with NEST & guide Suman Reviewed Tour: Manaslu Circuit Trek: 13 Days
5 - Excellent
  • Marek
  • At 07 Dec 2019
“We've just come back from Manaslu and Tsum Valley trek organised by Nest Adventure. Sandip, manager of the company, was very responsive from first contact by email and he answered all our questions before our trip and prepared the trek for us.
We had very experienced local guide KP and two amazing and funny porters Krishna and Amrit, who worked very hard to make our trek enjoyable. Thanks again guys, dhanyabatt.”
Manaslu Trek - 12 days Reviewed Tour: Manaslu Trek - 12 Days
4 - Very Good
  • Sandy Benchetrit
  • From England
  • At 05 Dec 2019
“Great trip! Bishnu is an amazing guide! The Manaslu area is beautiful and the locals are super friendly. The bus trips are long but an interesting experience.
It's one of the cheaper Manaslu trekking trips which means you sometimes need to supplement the food yourself.
Overall great experience. Thank you”

Manaslu Trek - Overview

Are you on a quest for an incredible trekking experience? Do you want to trek a less travelled path but still with the luxury of tea-houses? Then the Manaslu trek is just right for you, and in our view, definitely one of Nepal's best treks! Many tea-houses have been built along the route in the last few years making this the trek to go on before it becomes too popular and starts getting ‘touristy’. The Manaslu trek lies northwest of Kathmandu, only a 9-hour bus ride away. The trek circumnavigates the world’s 8th highest mountain Mt Manaslu at 8156 meters above sea level.

Amazing view of Ganesh Himal
Hiker trekking in the Manaslu region
Hiker striking pose in the Manaslu region
Mount Manaslu

Soti Khola (710 m), which is 9 hours from Kathmandu by road is the starting point for the Manaslu trek and also its lowest point. The highest point is at the Larkya La Pass at an altitude of 5220 meters. The trek offers spectacular views of Mt. Himalchuli (7893 m), Mt. Ngadi Chu (7871 m) and Mt. Ganesh Himal (7422 m), not to mention Mount Manaslu.

This is an absolutely amazing trekking route with untouched landscapes. Along the way you will pass through lots of local villages, waterfalls, beautiful pine forests, Buddhist monuments and monasteries. The entire Manaslu trek is filled with spectacular views. The trail itself keeps on changing from narrow trails hacked into cliffs, broad walking paths in the middle of pine forests, to dried-out river banks.

The trekking trail runs through the Manaslu Conservation Area was which established in 1998. It covers an area of 1663 square kilometers and harbors a mosaic of habitats for 33 species of mammals, 110 species of birds, 11 species of butterflies, and 3 species of reptiles. You will be taken through 6 different climatic zones: tropical, subtropical, temperate, sub-alpine, alpine and arctic. The extreme contrasts within this approximately 200 km trail are associated with tremendous differences in topography and precipitation.

This is an adventurous trek of a lifetime where more than once you'll be taken aback by the stunning scenery. Here at Bookmundi we highly recommend the Manaslu Trek - and do believe that it indeed is one of Nepal's best treks.

Manaslu - Trek Facts
Trek Difficulty: Level 4 - Difficult
Trek Duration: 14 Days
Remoteness: Remote - Very Remote
Max Altitude: 5220 Meters while crossing the Larke Pass
Accommodation: Teahouses / Guesthouses / Lodges
Best Season: Mar-May, Oct-Nov
Transport To/From Trek: Bus
Permits Required:
  1. Restricted Area Permit (which means that you can’t do the trek alone and will need to hire a licensed trekking guide)
  2. Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP) Permit
  3. Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) Permit
Manaslu trek map
Manaslu trek map

Manaslu Trek - Trekking Itinerary

Mount Manaslu

The following is a sample itinerary. It may vary slightly depending on the final trekking agency you choose to go with:

  • Day 01: Kathmandu to Soti Khola (710 m) 8-9 hours
  • Day 02: Soti Khola to Machha Khola (900 m) 5 - 6 hours
  • Day 03: Machha Khola to Jagat (1340 m) 6 hours
  • Day 04: Jagat to Philim (1700 m) 5 hours
  • Day 05: Philim to Deng (2095 m) 6 hours
  • Day 06: Deng to Namrung (2900 m) 6 hours
  • Day 07: Namrung to Samagaon (3500 m) 6 hours
  • Day 08: Acclimatization day at Samagaon 3-4 hours
  • Day 09: Samagaon to Samdo (3690 m) 3 hours
  • Day 10: Samdo to Dharmashala (4450 m) 4 hours
  • Day 11: Dharmashala to Bhimphedi via Larkya La pass (5220 m) 8 hours
  • Day 12: Bhimphedi to Tilje (2300 m) 5 hours
  • Day 13: Tilje to Chamje (1410 m) 7 hours
  • Day 14: Chamje to Kathmandu (1400 m) 8 hours

Alternate Routes:

You can complete the standard Manaslu trek in 14 days. If you wish for more adventure, you can also add the Tsum Valley trek to your Manaslu itinerary. This will add another 6 days to your trip but is well worth it if you have the time. Tsum valley is a beautiful place with strong Tibetan culture. It was a restricted area that has only been open for trekking since 2008. In addition to the three permits, you will need a Tsum Valley Special Permit if you decide to do the Tsum Valley Trek.

This trek can be done in the in the counter-clockwise direction as well but it might take longer. The reason for this is that this direction has steeper ascents which results in slower climb. It may also be necessary to take an extra day of acclimatization in Bimthang before crossing over the Larkya La Pass.

Hiker on the Manaslu Trek.

All trekking agencies available at bookmundi.com take safety seriously and are assessed on their safety standards after every trek, via trekkers’ feedback. They will therefore go through safety procedures with you during your pre-trek meeting. However, please note the following particulars for the Manaslu trek:

  • The Manaslu Trek is a high altitude trek and therefore careful acclimatization is needed.
    The day of crossing the Larke Pass is hard. Please start early, and carry plenty of water and food, and please wear warm clothes also.
  • In conclusion, if you love scenic treks and are prepared for some difficult ascent, then the Manaslu Trek is a great option for you. Bookmundi invites you to embark on this magical trek.