Manaslu Circuit Trek

12 Days

The Manaslu Circuit Trek is a breathtaking adventure in the Himalayas. The trek offers a unique and less crowded alternative to the more popular Annapurna and Everest treks. It trek is named after the eighth highest mountain, Mount Manaslu (8163m). The trek takes you through diverse landscapes, traditional villages, and stunning vistas of dazzling mountains.

Upon arrival in Kathmandu (KTM), we check the trekking gear and clothing, which are key factors in making the journey comfortable, safe, and successful. As Kathmandu city is home to many UNESCO World Heritage sites, we offer a day of sightseeing. The next day, the journey starts for trekking. The trekkers embark on a journey that promises unparalleled experiences of both natural and cultural richness. The trail winds through lush green forests, terraced fields, and picturesque villages. Sherpas, Tibetans, and Gurungs are the main inhabitants of the region, each with their own unique traditions, culture, and lifestyle. The welcoming nature of the local people makes the journey even more memorable.

The trekking route is located in the Manaslu Conservation Area, which is home to hundreds of thousands of flora and fauna. One of the highlights of the Manaslu Circuit Trek is crossing the Larkya La Pass (5160m), a challenging yet rewarding feat that offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. Throughout the trek, trekkers have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the local culture, interact with friendly people, and visit ancient monasteries. During the trek, accommodation is managed in local tea houses and comfortable lodges, which provide healthy and hygienic meals.

The trek requires a moderate to high level of fitness and stamina, but the rewards are well worth the effort. It’s essential to be well-prepared and equipped for variable weather conditions and rugged terrain. Our professional trekking guides and porters, who are well experienced and certified by the government, make your dream come true. We recommend doing the Manaslu Circuit Trek during the months of spring and autumn. During these times, the weather is favorable and stable, presenting clear skies.


Day 1:
Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m / 4,593ft)
Day 2:
Drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola (700m / 2,297ft)
Day 3:
Soti Khola to Machha Khola (869m / 2,851ft)
Day 4:
Machha Khola to Jagat (1,340m / 4,396ft)
Day 5:
Jagat to Deng (1,860m / 6,102ft)
Day 6:
Deng to Namrung (2,630m / 8,628ft)
Day 7:
Namrung to Samagaon (3,530m / 11,581ft)
Day 8:
Acclimatization Day at Samagaon
Day 9:
Samagaon to Samdo (3,860m / 12,660ft)
Day 10:
Samdo to Dharamsala (4,460m / 14,633ft)
Day 11:
Dharamsala to Bimthang (3,720m / 12,205ft) via Larkya La Pass (5,160m / 16,929ft)
Day 12:
Bimthang to Tilije (2,300m / 7,546ft)
Day 13:
Tilije to Tal (1,700m / 5,577ft) and drive to Besisahar (760m / 2,493ft)
Day 14:
Drive from Besisahar to Kathmandu


Cost Includes

  • Ground Transportation: All necessary ground transportation as per itinerary
  • Kathmandu Hotel: Three nights Kathmandu hotel accommodation with B&B mode
  • Kathmandu Sightseeing: A day sightseeing at Kathmandu, visit some of the popular UNESCO World heritage sites
  • Welcome dinner: Welcome dinner with the presence of trekking staffs and admin team
  • Permit: Necessary trekking permit including national park, TIMS card and local permits
  • Guide: A professional and experienced trekking guide, fluent in English and first aid trained too.
  • Trekking mode services: Accommodation in local tea house and lodge, three course of meals in each day with hot water, tea and coffee as needed
  • Trekking map: A trekking map
  • Medical kit: A group medical kit box

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Meals, during your stay in Kathmandu
  • Alcoholic beverage
  • Bottled water and cold drinks
  • Internet card (wifi)
  • Laundry services
  • Extra services that not mentioned in the above included list

Manaslu circuit Trek FAQs

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What is the best time to trek the Manaslu Circuit?

The best time to trek the Manaslu Circuit is during the pre-monsoon (spring) season from March to May and the post-monsoon (autumn) season from September to November. During these periods, the weather is generally clear, providing stunning views of the mountains, and the temperatures are moderate, ensuring comfortable trekking conditions.

Do I need a special permit for the Manaslu Circuit Trek?

Yes, trekkers need special permits for the Manaslu Circuit Trek. These include the Manaslu Restricted Area Permit (cost varies depending on the month and duration of stay), the Manaslu Conservation Area Permit (MCAP), and the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP). Trekking with a licensed guide and a group of at least two trekkers is mandatory for this trek.

How difficult is the Manaslu Circuit Trek?

The Manaslu Circuit Trek is considered challenging due to its high altitude, remote location, and rugged terrain. The trek involves several steep ascents and descents, with elevations reaching up to 5,160 meters (16,930 feet) at the Larkya La Pass. Trekkers need to be physically fit, well-prepared, and acclimatized to handle the demanding conditions and the potential risk of altitude sickness.

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