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  • Duration 14 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Trip Destination Manaslu Circuit
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Max. Altitude 5000 m / 16404 ft
  • Trip Type Tea house trek
  • Transport Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus
  • Accommodation Teahouse and Camping

Highlights

  • Safe and instant online booking system
  • Private Vehicle Service
  • Trip confirmation at the time of booking
  • Experienced and professional guide with fluent English
  • Trip postponement and cancellation services as per the company's policy
  • Encounter the remote and off-the-beaten path of Nepal.
  • Beautiful cultural combination of Nepalese and Tibetan people.
  • Crossing Larkya La pass (5153m/16901ft).
  • Majestic Budhi Gandaki River valley.

Manaslu circuit trek is a well-known teahouse trek that brings you to the Himalayas while giving you a peek at Nepal's thriving magical cultures and adventurous vegetation.

Manaslu also known as Kuntang is the eighth-highest mountain in the world. The elevation of Manaslu is 8,163 m (26,781 ft) with an isolation of 106 km (66 mi). Manaslu circuit trek offers the full hike through Mountain of spirit trails aka Manaslu.

There are several packages for Manaslu regions. The most popular is the Manaslu Circuit trekking route, which is 177 kilometers (110 mi) and skirts the Manaslu massif over the pass down to Annapurna. In 1991 Nepal government only permitted trekking of this circuit. The parent range of Manaslu is Mansiri Himal, Himalayas. The Mansalu Circuit Trek is also part of the Great Himalayas Trail.

Manaslu circuit trek trails follow an ancient salt trading route beside the Budhi Gandaki river. Not only this Manaslu has many more thing that excites you one of them is 10 peaks over 6,500 meters (21,325 ft).

The journey lasts 14 days and begins in Seti Khola and ends at Dharapani. Manaslu circuit trek 14 day takes you around the Manaslu conservation area and also offers the stunning view of Manaslu (8,156 m/26,758 ft), the 8th highest peak in the world.

The Manaslu Circuit Trek is a 14-day trek that begins in Soti Khola and ends in Beshi Sahar. It can be extended to 15 to 17 days by continuing to add a side like trek to Tsum valley.

Manaslu Trek debuted in 1992 and gained popularity quickly because of its alluring natural essence, exclusivity, and unspoiled beauty. We can experience both Hindu and Buddhist culture and ways of life on the trek, which runs along the border between Nepal and Tibet. We travel through lush forests with rhododendron, pine, cedar, birch, and juniper trees, as well as beautiful meadows on the less-traveled pathways.

The trek is renowned for being a solitary trek with a set requirement of at least two people. Therefore, in the initial phases, there would be at least two people. It will be quite helpful for lodging and obtaining permits, too. You might also enjoy staying at hotels with various amenities and houses designed in Nepalese style.

Or, you can also spend nights in tents or camps and take in Nepal's natural beauty while gazing up at the stars. Manaslu's name translates to "The Spirit Mountain." One mountain that towers above 8000 meters in height is Mount Manaslu, which is 8,163 meters high.

Manaslu is one of the most beautiful 8,000-meter mountains, surrounded by the Annapurnas to the west and the Ganesh Himal to the east, although only around 2% of walkers get there. Even though Manaslu trekking is culturally enlightening and scenically inspiring, It is physically challenging and remote.

From the humid lowlands with their terraced rice and millet fields, the circuit leads through the massive Budhi Gandaki Gorge with its turquoise streams and breathtaking waterfalls. You will cross multiple suspension bridges that are quite tall and often very long while on the trek.

You will have many alternatives to change the schedule based on your interests because the Manaslu Trek covers a huge distance in the isolated Nepali Himalayas. The itinerary for this trip is extremely flexible, and NTA will accommodate any special requests you may have for side trips.

Why Choose The Manaslu Circuit Trek?

Manaslu circuit trekking is considered one of the top treks in Nepal by experts. Despite the fact of its increasing popularity, the Manaslu trek remains remote and off the beaten path when compared to the other well-known teahouse treks in Nepal. The trek circuit around Manaslu, the eighth-highest mountain in the world at 8,163 meters (26,781 ft). Apart from that, there are numerous reasons to choose this Manaslu Circuit trek which are mentioned below;

  • Trekking to Restricted Area, Manaslu
  • Exploring the traditions, culture, and relics of the Tibetan ethnic group
  • Witness the beautiful mountains of Mt. Manaslu, Kang Guru, Annapurna II, Cheo Himal, Himlung Himal, Nemjung, and Gyaji Kang up close during the Circuit trek.
  •  Larkya La Pass, - one of the most appealing features of the Manaslu Circuit Trek route
  • Trials through thick woods and a variety of vegetation.
  • Prayer wheels and mani walls engraved with Buddhist scriptures.
  • View various bird and animal species at the Manaslu Conservation Area.
  • number of monasteries (Pungen Gompa)and stupas
  • Explore Birendra Taal, rocky lands, remote small communities, and mighty rivers.
  • Side trek to Tsum Valley
  • Trip to Manaslu Base Camp

Highlights of the Manaslu Circuit trek

  • A unique experience of trekking in a distant and unconventional environment in the sparsely populated Manaslu region
  • Explore the area in and around the shadows of Mount Manaslu, the eighth-highest summit in the world at 8163 meters.
  • Breathtaking views of some of the tallest mountains, including Annapurna II, Gyaji Himal, and Himlung, can be seen during Manaslu Larkya La pass  trekking (5,165m/16,929ft), which is the highest point.
  • Visit the Budi Gandaki, Marsyangdi, and Nubri Valleys to learn more about the varied topography and climatic conditions.
  • Possibility of observing uncommon mammals in the Manaslu Conservation Area, including Snow Leopards, Musk Deer, and Himalayan Thar.
  • Experience Tibetan Buddhism, Bhotia, and Bon culture along the former salt trade route that borders Tibet.
  • Great vista of mt. Manaslu 8163m (26,774ft), Annapurna I 8091m (26,545ft), Annapurna South  7219m 23,693ft, Gangapurna 7455m (24,457ft), Machhapuchhhre  6997m  (22,950ft) and Annapurna III  7555m (24,350ft)
  • Passing through the suspension bridges and forest of rhododendron, pine, hemlock, and oak trees

Passing away all these stunning places, the Manaslu trek starts and ends at Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal.

Manaslu circuit trek is better and more memorable with the best Manaslu Circuit trek cost, itinerary, cost exclusions, and inclusions. The itinerary we provide is fully customizable, thus, you can modify the itinerary as per your demand and requirement. So, feel free to contact us for any inquiries.

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Itinerary

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  • Highest Altitude1400 m
  • Accommodation3 star hotels or similar in Kathmandu

Upon your arrival, our representative will warmly welcome you at the airport and ensure your smooth transfer to the designated hotel. Depending on your arrival time, you can either take some time to rest at the hotel or explore the nearby area if you arrive early in the morning. In the evening, we'll convene at our office for a meeting.

Alternatively, if you arrive in the evening, our team will meet you directly at the hotel. They will provide a pre-brief about your upcoming trek and guide you through any necessary formalities. Following the meetings and formalities, you can unwind with a relaxing dinner and take the opportunity to rest.

These arrangements are tailored for your comfort and convenience, offering flexibility based on your arrival time. Whether you opt to explore the surroundings or take some time to relax after your journey, our goal is to make your arrival experience seamless and enjoyable.

  • Transportation: Airport Pickup in Private Car

  • Duration8-9 hours
  • Highest Altitude850 m
  • AccommodationTeahouse or Guest House

Early in the morning, you'll begin on an exciting journey from Kathmandu to Maccha Khola, the starting point of the Manaslu Circuit Trek. The drive is approximately 138 kilometers and takes around 8 to 9 hours, depending on road conditions. The route initially leads you westward from Kathmandu, passing through scenic landscapes and quaint villages.

As you leave the bustling city behind, the road winds through the Trishuli River Valley, offering glimpses of terraced fields, lush green hills, and traditional Nepali villages. The journey is not just a means of transportation but also an absorbing experience in the diverse and picturesque countryside.

Around midday, you'll reach the town of Dhading Besi, marking the halfway point of the drive. Here, you can take a short break to stretch your legs, grab some refreshments, and enjoy the local atmosphere. The road continues through the Dhading district, characterized by its terraced fields and charming settlements.

As you approach the Gorkha district, the landscape becomes more rugged and hilly. The drive continues along the winding roads, and you may catch glimpses of the Gorkha Durbar perched on a hilltop. The historical Gorkha Durbar, an ancient palace, is a significant cultural site and offers panoramic views of the surrounding hills.

The journey further takes you through the picturesque Arughat Bazaar, a bustling market town with a vibrant atmosphere. Arughat is a common pitstop for trekkers starting on the Manaslu Circuit Trek.

Continuing the drive, you'll eventually reach Soti Khola, a small village by the Budi Gandaki River. From here, a short drive leads to Machha Khola, where you'll spend the night at the teahouse. Along the way, you'll witness the transition from subtropical vegetation to alpine forests, providing a sneak peek into the diverse flora and fauna of the Manaslu region.

The views throughout the drive are breathtaking, with the snow-capped peaks of the Ganesh Himal range and the Manaslu massif appearing on the horizon. The journey itself is an adventure, offering a taste of rural Nepali life and the gradual shift in terrain as you approach the trek's starting point.

  • Distance: approximately 138 kilometers
  • Duration: 8 to 9 hours
  •  Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Route: Kathmandu → Dhading Besi → Gorkha → Arughat Bazaar → Soti Khola → Maccha Khola
  • Highlights: Trishuli River Valley, Dhading Besi, Gorkha Durbar, Arughat Bazaar, Budi Gandaki River, Ganesh Himal Range, Manaslu Massif.

  • Duration6 -7 hours
  • Highest Altitude1290m
  • AccommodationTeahouse or Guest Houses

Today marks the third day of the Manaslu Circuit Trek, a journey that starts from Maccha Khola, a quaint village situated along the Budhi Gandaki River. After a hearty breakfast, you will  set out on a scenic trail that winds through terraced fields and small settlements. The initial part involves a moderate ascent, providing panoramic views of the surrounding hills and the river below.

As the trek progresses, the trail passes through lush forests and crosses several suspension bridges, adding an adventurous element to the journey. The sound of the rushing river accompanies trekkers throughout, creating a harmonious backdrop to the trek. Around mid-morning, a stop at a teahouse along the route offers a chance to rest, refuel, and interact with fellow trekkers.

Continuing the trek, the landscape gradually transforms as the elevation increases. The vegetation changes, and the terrain becomes more rugged. The trail ascends and descends, presenting both challenges and rewards. Trekkers might encounter local villagers, giving insight into the traditional lifestyle of the region. Along the way, prayer flags flutter in the breeze, signaling the proximity of Buddhist monasteries.

Arriving in Jagat, a picturesque village perched on a hillside, is the highlight of the day. Stone-paved streets and traditional houses adorn this ancient village. Trekkers can explore the local culture, interact with residents, and visit the village monastery. The views of the surrounding mountains, including glimpses of Manaslu, add to the sense of accomplishment.

  • Distance: approximately 15 kilometers.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Route: Maccha Khola ➔ Suspension bridges ➔ Forested trails ➔ Teahouse stop ➔ Ascending and descending terrain ➔ Jagat village.
  • Scenarios and Views: Terraced fields, suspension bridges, lush forests, traditional villages, Buddhist monasteries, panoramic mountain views, and the picturesque setting of Jagat village.

  • Durationaround 6–8 hours.
  • Highest Altitude1860 m
  • AccommodationTeahouse or Guest House

Today's trek takes you from Jagat to Deng, offering a blend of diverse landscapes, charming villages, and captivating mountain views. You will cover approximately 15 kilometers on this day, which takes around 6 to 8 hours to reach the destination.

Starting from Jagat, you follow the trail along the Budhi Gandaki River, crossing a suspension bridge that leads to Philim. The trek to Philim provides opportunities to witness the unique local culture and traditional architecture of the Gurung people. The village has prayer flags and mani walls that are very intricately carved, giving it a spiritual feel.

From Philim, the trail ascends gradually through terraced fields and dense forests, offering glimpses of the awe-inspiring Shringi Himal in the background. The path then takes you to Ekle Bhatti, a small settlement where you can take a break and savor some local tea while enjoying the panoramic views of the surrounding hills.

Continuing the trek, you traverse through pine and rhododendron forests, with occasional clearings providing stunning views of the Siringi Himal and other peaks. As you approach the village of Deng, you'll notice a change in the landscape, with a more alpine feel and the mountains looming larger in the distance.

The terrain can be uneven and steep in certain sections, requiring a moderate level of fitness. However, the friendly locals and their unique way of life provide a fascinating cultural experience.

The day's trek concludes in Deng, where you can relax and soak in the serenity of the Himalayan surroundings. Throughout the day, views of terraced fields, lush forests, and the majestic Shringi Himal are accessible. 

  • Distance: approximately 15 kilometers.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Routes: Jagat➔Philim➔Ekle Bhatti➔Deng
  • Scenarios: variable weather, uneven terrain
  • Views: Shringi Himal, diverse landscapes, traditional villages

  • Durationaround 6-7 hours
  • Highest Altitude2660 m
  • AccommodationTeahouse or Guest House

Today marks the fifth day of the Manaslu Circuit Trek, and the journey from Deng to Namrung promises a mix of challenging trails and breathtaking landscapes. After a hearty breakfast in Deng, the trek begins, and the initial section takes you through dense forests and charming villages. The trail gradually ascends, providing a moderate trekking experience.

As you ascend, you'll pass through quaint villages such as Bihi, where the local culture and traditional architecture offer a glimpse into the unique lifestyle of the region. The distance covered on this portion of the trek is approximately 12 kilometers, and it usually takes around 6-7 hours to complete, depending on your pace and rest stops.

The route continues along the Budhi Gandaki River, offering stunning views of the surrounding mountains. The trail is a mix of narrow paths, suspension bridges, and stone steps, providing a diverse trekking experience. Keep an eye out for the local wildlife, as this region is known for its diverse flora and fauna.

One of the highlights of the day is the encounter with the Nangdala Pass, which offers panoramic views of the Himalayan range, including the impressive Ganesh Himal and Manaslu. The pass stands at an elevation of approximately 3,600 meters, providing a perfect vantage point for trekkers to capture the majestic beauty of the landscape.

As you approach Namrung, the scenery transitions into alpine terrain, with lush green meadows and rhododendron forests dotting the landscape. Namrung itself is a picturesque village with traditional Tibetan architecture and friendly locals. 

The day concludes with a well-deserved rest in Namrung, where you can relish the tranquility of the Himalayan surroundings. 

  • Distance: approximately 12 kilometers
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Routes: Deng➔Bihi➔Nangdala Pass➔Namrung
  • Scenarios: dense forests, suspension bridges, stone steps, alpine meadows
  • Views: Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Nangdala Pass panorama
  • Highlights: Quaint villages, traditional Tibetan architecture, local culture

  • Durationaround 5 to 6 hours
  • Highest Altitude3180 m
  • AccommodationTeahouse or Guest House

The sixth day of the Manaslu Circuit Trek takes you from Namrung to Lho, offering a picturesque journey through the Himalayan landscape. Start your day early in the morning, as the trek covers a distance of approximately 15 kilometers and takes around 5 to 6  hours to complete.

The initial part of the trek involves walking through dense forests and crossing several suspension bridges over the Budhi Gandaki River. The trail gradually ascends, providing you with glimpses of snow-capped peaks in the distance. As you ascend, the vegetation changes, and you'll find yourself surrounded by rhododendron and pine forests.

Around mid-morning, you'll reach the picturesque village of Lihi, known for its traditional stone houses and terraced fields. Take a break here to interact with the locals and enjoy the breathtaking views of Ganesh Himal and Manaslu.

Continuing on the trail, you'll come across the village of Sho, which offers a spectacular panorama of Manaslu and Himlung Himal. The trek then proceeds towards Lho, passing through serene alpine meadows and charming villages. Lho is a charming village with a unique blend of Tibetan and Nepalese cultures. Explore the village, visit the Ribung Gompa, and interact with the friendly locals.

Throughout the trek, you'll be treated to stunning views of the surrounding mountains, including the towering Manaslu peak. Keep your camera handy, as the landscapes and mountain vistas are truly awe-inspiring.

The overnight stay in Lho provides a serene atmosphere, surrounded by towering peaks. Enjoy a warm meal in the local teahouse, savoring traditional Nepalese cuisine, and reflect on the day's trekking experiences.

  • Distance: Approximately 15 kilometers
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Route: Namrung➔Lihi➔Sho➔Lho
  • Scenarios and Views: Dense forests, suspension bridges, traditional villages (Lihi, Sho), alpine meadows, Ribung Gompa, panoramic views of Manaslu and Himlung Himal.

  • Durationaround 6 to 7 hours
  • Highest Altitude3530 m
  • AccommodationTeahouse or Guest House

Today marks the seventh day of the Manaslu Circuit Trek, and the trek from Lho to Sama Gaun promises a mix of challenging trails, breathtaking scenery, and cultural immersion. After a hearty breakfast in Lho, we begin our trek, embarking on an approximately 15-kilometer journey that will take around 6 to 7 hours to complete.

The trek begins by leaving Lho and gradually ascending through dense pine forests. As you gain altitude, the views of Manaslu and other surrounding peaks become more prominent. The trail then opens up to vast alpine meadows, providing panoramic views of the Manaslu range. Keep an eye out for the local wildlife, including Himalayan marmots and various bird species.

After crossing a suspension bridge over the Budi Gandaki River, you'll navigate through quaint villages and terraced fields. The trail eventually leads you to the village of Shyala, where you can take a breather and enjoy a hot cup of tea while soaking in the magnificent views of Manaslu, Himalchuli, and Ngadi Chuli.

Continuing on, the trail descends to the river and then ascends again to reach Sama Gaun. The village is situated at an altitude of around 3,500 meters, surrounded by snowy peaks. Sama Gaun is known for its unique blend of Tibetan and Nepali culture, with traditional stone houses and monasteries adding to its charm.

Throughout the day, you'll witness stunning views of the Manaslu range, including the majestic Manaslu itself, towering at 8,163 meters. The landscape transforms from lush forests to barren alpine terrain, providing a diverse visual experience. Keep your camera handy to capture the ever-changing scenery, from the terraced fields of Lho to the snow-capped peaks that dominate the horizon.

  • Distance: approximately 12 kilometers
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Routes: Lho➔Shyala➔Sama Gaun
  • Scenarios: varied terrain, including forested paths, suspension bridges, and alpine meadows
  • Views: Panoramic views of Manaslu and surrounding peaks, traditional villages, terraced fields, and cultural encounters in Sama Gaun

  • Duration6-7 hours (Manaslu Base Camp), 4-5 hours (Pungyen Gompa)
  • Highest Altitude4800(Manaslu base camp), 4700m (Pungyen Gompa)
  • AccommodationTeahouse or Guest House

On the eighth day of the Manaslu Circuit Trek, trekkers are advised to take a well-deserved acclimatization day to ensure their bodies are adjusting to the high altitude. Acclimatization is crucial for preventing altitude sickness and improving the overall trekking experience. There are two excellent options for an acclimatization day trip: Manaslu Base Camp or Pungyen Gompa.

Manaslu Base Camp Option:

For those seeking a challenging but rewarding day, the trek to Manaslu Base Camp is an ideal choice. The journey starts with a filling breakfast at the Samagaon teahouse, then it gradually ascends towards the north. The route takes trekkers through pristine alpine forests, revealing stunning views of the surrounding snow-capped peaks. As you climb higher, the landscape transitions to rocky terrain and glacial moraines.

The distance covered on this day trip is approximately 10 kilometers each way, and it takes about 6-7 hours to reach Manaslu Base Camp, situated at an elevation of around 4,800 meters. The highlight of the trek is undoubtedly the breathtaking panoramic views of Manaslu, the eighth-highest mountain in the world. Trekkers can also marvel at the imposing glaciers and icefalls that characterize the base camp area. It's a great opportunity for photography and taking in the serene beauty of the Himalayas.

Pungyen Gompa Option:

Alternatively, trekkers can opt for a slightly less strenuous acclimatization day by heading towards Pungyen Gompa. This route offers a cultural and spiritual experience, as Pungyen Gompa is a sacred monastery nestled against the backdrop of the Himalayas. The trail passes through traditional Tibetan villages, giving trekkers a glimpse into the local way of life.

The trek to Pungyen Gompa covers a distance of about 8 kilometers one way, and it takes approximately 4-5 hours to reach the monastery, which sits at an elevation of around 4,000 meters. The monastery itself is adorned with colorful prayer flags and offers a serene environment for meditation and reflection. The panoramic views of Manaslu and the surrounding peaks from Pungyen Gompa are equally stunning.

At the end of the trek, return to the teahouse in Samagaon for a well-deserved rest.

  • Distance Covered: Approximately 10 kilometers (Manaslu Base Camp), 8 kilometers (Pungyen Gompa).
  • Duration: 6-7 hours (Manaslu Base Camp), 4-5 hours (Pungyen Gompa).
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Routes: Samagaon➔ Manaslu Base Camp or Samagaon ➔ Pungyen Gompa.
  • Highlights: breath-taking views of Manaslu, cultural experience at Pungyen Gompa, and a day dedicated to acclimatization.

  • Durationaround 4 to 6 hours
  • Highest Altitude3865 m
  • AccommodationTeahouse or Guest House

Departing from Sama Gaun in the early morning, you'll follow the well-defined trail that winds through alpine forests and opens up to breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks. As you ascend, the scenery changes from lush greenery to more barren landscapes, and you'll notice the increasing influence of Tibetan culture in the architecture and lifestyle of the locals.

The trek covers approximately 10 kilometers, and your pace and breaks will determine the duration. On average, it may take around 4 to 6 hours to reach Samdo. The trail presents a mix of gradual ascents and descents, allowing you to acclimatize to the changing altitude.

The route takes you along the Budhi Gandaki River, and you'll pass through yak pastures and scattered settlements. The village of Kermo Kharka, situated at a higher elevation, offers a great vantage point to appreciate the majestic views of the Manaslu range. As you proceed, you'll cross a suspension bridge over the river and traverse through some rocky terrain.

When you reach Samdo, you'll witness breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks, including Manaslu and its neighboring summits. Samdo is a Tibetan-influenced village located at an altitude of around 3,860 meters, making it one of the highest settlements on the trek. Take some time to explore the village, interact with the locals, and immerse yourself in their unique culture.

As you ascend towards Samdo, keep an eye out for the diverse flora and fauna, including the elusive blue sheep and other Himalayan wildlife. The landscapes transform from dense forests to barren, high-altitude terrain, providing a visual feast for nature enthusiasts and photographers.

In the evening, you can settle down in the teahouses and rest for the day.

  • Distance: approximately 10 kilometers
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Routes: Sama Gaun➔ Kermo Kharka➔ Samdo via 
  • Scenarios: diverse landscapes, river crossings, suspension bridges, alpine forests, high-altitude terrain
  • Views: Spectacular views of the Manaslu range and cultural experiences in Samdo

  • Duration7-8 hours, including breaks
  • Highest Altitude4572 m
  • AccommodationTeahouse or Guest House

Begin your day early, around 6:00 AM, with a hearty breakfast at your teahouse in Samagaon. The day's journey starts with a gradual ascent through picturesque landscapes, surrounded by towering mountains and lush greenery. The trail follows the Budhi Gandaki River, and after approximately 2 hours, you'll reach the village of Samdo.

From Samdo, continue your trek towards the Tibet border. The trail becomes more challenging as you ascend further, providing an excellent opportunity for acclimatization. Enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks, including Manaslu, Larke Peak, and Himal Chuli. The stark beauty of the landscape and the occasional sighting of yaks grazing in the high-altitude pastures add to the allure of the journey.

Around midday, take a break for lunch at a suitable spot on the trail. Your guide and porters will provide a packed lunch, ensuring you have the energy needed for the remainder of the day. Use this time to rest and soak in the incredible mountain views that surround you.

After lunch, continue your trek towards the Tibet border. The trail gradually gains altitude, allowing your body to acclimate further. The air becomes crisper, and the landscape transforms into a high-altitude terrain with fewer trees and more rocky surfaces. As you approach the Tibet border, you may encounter prayer flags and stone cairns, symbolizing the cultural and geographical significance of the location.

Upon reaching the Tibet border, take some time to absorb the unique atmosphere of this remote and culturally rich region. The views of the Tibetan Plateau are awe-inspiring, and the silence of the high-altitude wilderness creates a sense of tranquility. Spend some time exploring the area and capturing the magnificent vistas with your camera.

Return to Samagaon in the late afternoon, retracing your steps along the trail. The descent allows for a different perspective of the landscape, and you may witness the changing colors of the mountains as the sun begins to set. Back in Samagaon, enjoy a warm dinner and reflect on the day's adventure.

  • Distance: Approximately 12 kilometers round trip
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Routes: Samagaon➔Samdo➔Tibet Border
  • Scenarios: panoramic views of Manaslu, Larke Peak, and Himal Chuli; encounters with yaks; cultural significance of the Tibet Border; acclimatization to high altitude.

  • Durationaround 4 to 5 hours
  • Highest Altitude4460 m
  • AccommodationTeahouse or Guest House

Start your day early in Samdo, a picturesque village surrounded by snow-capped peaks. Begin your trek with a gradual ascent that takes you through barren landscapes with panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. As you ascend, the mesmerizing beauty of the Manaslu region unfolds before your eyes.

The trek covers approximately 10 kilometers and can take anywhere from 4 to 5 hours, depending on individual pace. The route takes you through rocky terrain, yak pastures, and pristine alpine forests, offering a diverse range of landscapes.

As you progress, you'll reach the Larkya Bazaar, a traditional trade route that once connected Tibet and Nepal. This historical site provides a unique cultural insight into the region's rich past. Take a moment to absorb the energy of this ancient trade route, which is now mostly abandoned but still echoes with tales of the past.

Continuing your journey, you'll encounter breathtaking views of the Manaslu Massif, with its towering peaks and glaciers. The scenery becomes increasingly dramatic as you approach Dharmasala, also known as High Camp, situated at an altitude of around 4,480 meters.

Before attempting the difficult Larkya La Pass, you will arrive at the main viewpoint, Dharmasala, where a majestic amphitheater of snow-covered peaks surrounds you. The awe-inspiring beauty of the landscape, with Manaslu dominating the scene, creates a surreal and unforgettable experience.

Stay overnight in Dharmasala, allowing your body to acclimatize to the higher altitude before tackling the Larkya La Pass the following day. Dharmasala is a basic high-altitude campsite with minimal facilities, so be prepared for a cozy and rustic mountain experience.

  • Distance: Approximately 10 kilometers
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Routes: Samdo➔Larkya Bazaar➔ Dharmasala
  • Scenarios: Rocky terrain, yak pastures, alpine forests, Larkya Bazaar
  • Views: Panoramic views of Manaslu Massif, glaciers, and snow-clad peaks

  • Durationaround 8–10 hours
  • Highest Altitude5135 m
  • AccommodationTeahouse or Guest House

Today marks a challenging yet rewarding section of the Manaslu Circuit Trek as you start on the journey from Dharmasala to Bimthang via the formidable Larkya Pass. This segment of the trek offers breathtaking landscapes, high altitudes, and a sense of accomplishment as you conquer one of the highest points on the circuit.

The day begins early with a hearty breakfast in Dharmasala, fueling yourself for the arduous trek ahead. The initial part of the trek involves ascending steeply through rocky terrain and moraines, gradually gaining altitude. As you ascend, the panoramic views of the surrounding peaks, including Manaslu, become increasingly awe-inspiring, providing a stunning backdrop to your trek.

After a few hours of strenuous climbing, you'll reach the base of Larkya Pass, a high mountain pass at an elevation of approximately 5,135 meters (16,847 feet). This is the climax of the trek, and reaching the top of Larkya Pass offers a sense of triumph and accomplishment. The pass provides spectacular views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks, including Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kang Guru, and Annapurna II.

As you descend from Larkya Pass, the landscape changes dramatically. You'll traverse across snowfields and rocky terrain, making your way towards Bimthang. The descent is equally challenging, and trekking poles may prove beneficial in navigating the tricky sections. The trail eventually leads to lush alpine meadows and rhododendron forests, offering a stark contrast to the high-altitude landscapes.

The trek to Bimthang is approximately 14 kilometers (8.7 miles) and can take around 8–10 hours, depending on your pace and weather conditions. Situated at an altitude of around 3,720 meters (12,204 feet), Bimthang is a picturesque settlement nestled amidst stunning mountain scenery. Upon reaching Bimthang, you can relax, enjoy a warm meal, and take in the beauty of the surroundings.

  • Distance: Approximately 14 kilometers
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Routes: Dharmasala ➔Larkya La Base Camp➔Larkya Pass➔Bimthang
  • Highlights: Panoramic views of Manaslu, Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kang Guru, and Annapurna II.
  • Terrain: Rocky, snowfields, alpine meadows, and rhododendron forests.

  • Durationaround 7 to 8 hours
  • Highest Altitude1860 m
  • AccommodationTeahouse or Guest House

Today marks the 13th day of the incredible Manaslu Circuit Trek, and you're in for a treat as you begin on a journey from Bimthang to Dharapani. Prepare yourself for a day filled with stunning landscapes, charming villages, and a mix of uphill and downhill terrains.

The trek from Bimthang to Dharapani covers a distance of approximately 19 kilometers and takes around 6 to 7 hours, depending on your pace and rest stops. This portion of the journey is known for its diverse landscapes, starting with alpine meadows and gradually descending through lush forests and traditional villages.

Begin your day with a descent from Bimthang, offering panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, including the majestic Manaslu. As you traverse through the serene landscape, you'll encounter rhododendron forests, charming streams, and perhaps even a glimpse of local wildlife. The trail then leads you through picturesque hamlets like Karche and Gho, where you can experience the unique culture and hospitality of the locals.

Following the trail, you'll cross the Dudh Khola and make your way through serene pine forests. The route provides occasional glimpses of the snow-capped peaks and the Marsyangdi Valley. The trek then ascends gradually towards the village of Tilije, where you can explore the traditional architecture and interact with the friendly villagers.

Continue your descent towards Dharapani, passing through lush terraced fields and quaint settlements. The final part of the journey takes you along the Marsyangdi River, providing a soothing backdrop to your trek. As you approach Dharapani, you'll notice the change in the landscape, transitioning from alpine to subtropical, offering a unique blend of environments throughout the day.

Throughout the trek, be prepared to be captivated by the breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks, including Manaslu, Annapurna, and Lamjung. The diverse landscapes, from the snow-covered mountains to the vibrant greenery of the forests, create a visual feast for trekkers. As you reach Dharapani, the picturesque surroundings and the traditional architecture of the village make for a perfect conclusion to the day.

  • Distance: 19 kilometers
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Routes: Bimthang➔Karche➔Gho➔Tilije➔Dharapani 
  • Scenarios: Alpine meadows, rhododendron forests, traditional villages, terraced fields, Marsyangdi River, Manaslu, Annapurna, Lamjung

  • Duration8 to 9 hours
  • Highest Altitude1400 m
  • Accommodation3 star hotels or similar in Kathmandu

Today marks the end of your awe-inspiring Manaslu Circuit Trek as you make your way back to Kathmandu from Dharapani. The journey is both nostalgic and filled with beautiful landscapes, providing a perfect conclusion to your adventure.

You'll start early in the morning, bidding farewell to the charming village of Dharapani. The distance from Dharapani to Kathmandu is approximately 220 kilometers, and the duration of the drive is estimated to be around 9 to 10 hours, depending on road conditions. The route takes you through picturesque landscapes, offering glimpses of terraced fields, traditional villages, and the ever-present Himalayan peaks.

As you leave Dharapani, you'll follow the winding roads alongside the Marsyangdi River, gradually descending to the lower altitudes. The drive takes you through bustling market towns and lush greenery, providing a stark contrast to the high-altitude trekking experiences of the past days. Along the way, you'll witness the transition from the alpine environment to the subtropical region, passing through charming villages like Besisahar and Bhulbhule.

As you progress, the views of the Himalayan peaks may still accompany you for a significant part of the journey. The majestic Manaslu, Annapurna, and other surrounding peaks will serve as a constant reminder of the spectacular landscapes you've traversed during the trek. The drive also offers glimpses of the local lifestyle, with chances to observe daily activities in the villages and witness the rural beauty of Nepal.

As you approach Kathmandu, you'll navigate through the bustling traffic and vibrant streets, entering the valley surrounded by hills. The urban landscape gradually replaces the rural scenery, signaling the end of your mountainous adventure. 

  • Distance: 220 km
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Farewell Dinner
  • Route: Dharapani➔ Besisahar➔ Bhulbhule➔Kathmandu
  • Highlights: Marsyangdi River, diverse landscapes, rural villages, Himalayan peaks

Our team guides, porters and accompanying staff are locals with a broad knowledge about each and every location that we travel through.

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What's Included

Airport Pickup and Drop-off Services

  • International arrival pickup
  • International drop-off on your final departure day

Transportation 

  • Kathmandu to Machha Khola by local Bus
  • Dharapani to Beshisahar by sharing Jeep
  • Beshisahar to Kathmandu by Local Bus

Accommodations

  • 2 nights in Kathmandu on BB Plan (Twin sharing basis)
  • 11 nights at Tea houses MAP Plan (Twin sharing basis)

Trekking Permit

  • Local Government Entry Permit (Trek Card)
  • Trekkers Information Management Systems Card (TIMS)
  • Manaslu Conversation Area Project ( MCAP)
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP Permit)

Food During the trek

  • 12 Breakfast: Local and continental choices from tea house Menu
  • 13 Lunch: Simple and light lunch in lunch camp tea houses 
  • 13 Dinner: Veg and Non-Veg Meals of your choice domestic and continental foods from the local tea house Menu
  • 1 Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at the best restaurant with the NTA Team 

Includes Guide/Porter Services & Their Liabilities

  • English-speaking government trekking guide
  • With a minimum of 10 years experience
  • All meals for Guide/Porter
  • Insurances for Guide & Porter (Emergency evacuation and accidental medical expenses)
  • Salary as per the company standard rate (which is recommended by the concerned association of the tourism industry)
  • A first-aid kit box carried by our team

What's Excluded

  • Nepal visa fees upon arrival in Nepal
  • Tips and gratitude to the guides, drivers, porters, other staff, etc.
  • Extra-day expenses apart from the scheduled itinerary
  • Personal expenses like drinks, laundry, shopping, personal gear, hot shower, electronic battery recharges, and WiFi
  • All other expenses that are not included in the cost-include list.
  • Travel Insurance: It must be covered for both medical and emergency evacuations with a minimum value of USD 100,000.

 

Add-Ons & Options
  • Private 4WD Jeep from Kathmandu to Maccha Khola (Trek Start Point): 350 US Dollar

A Jeep can accommodate 5-7 guests, which will add an extra layer of comfort by giving the flexibility to stop for a short break or for lunch. If you want a smooth ride, consider adding a private Jeep to Maccha Khola.

  • Private Jeep from Dharamshala to Kathmandu (Trek End Point): 300 US Dollar

Similarly, after finishing your Manaslu Circuit Trek adventure, you can consider applying this private Jeep addons so that you don’t have to wait for sharing Jeeps to fill up. You can start your ride on your own time and enjoy the 4WD ride to Kathmandu Valley.

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For those interested in joining a group tour, we offer a fixed departure date. However, if you prefer to choose your own date for the trip, we encourage you to explore our Book a Private Trip section, which provides the flexibility of booking on any day of your choice, as private trips offer daily availability.

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Manaslu Circuit Trek is a challenging and off-the-beaten-path trek in the west-central region of Nepal. It takes you through remote and rugged terrain, with stunning views of the Himalayas, including Mount Manaslu, the eighth highest mountain in the world. Manaslu trek typically takes around 12-14 days to complete, depending on the route and itinerary you choose.

Manaslu trek route  starts in Arughat, a small town located in the Gorkha District. From there, you'll trek through traditional villages, lush forests, and over suspension bridges, with views of the Budhi Gandaki River along the way. The trail gradually becomes steeper and more challenging as you gain altitude, with some steep climbs and descents. You'll also pass through the Larkya La Pass, which is the highest point of the trek at an altitude of 5,135 meters (16,836 ft).

As you trek further, you'll have the opportunity to experience the unique culture and lifestyle of the local people, including their traditional customs, festivals, and religious practices. Along the way, you'll also pass through the Tsum Valley, a sacred and secluded region that is home to many ancient monasteries and gompas.

The highlight of Manaslu trek is reaching the base camp of Mount Manaslu, where you can have a close-up view of the mountain, as well as other peaks in the Himalayas. After spending a day at base camp, you'll begin your descent back to Arughat, where the trek ends.

Manaslu Circuit Trek is an adventure that takes you through some of the most remote and rugged terrain in the Himalayas, with stunning views of the mountains and an opportunity to experience the unique culture of the local people. It's a challenging trek, but with the right preparation and mindset, it's a journey that is well worth the effort.

Best Season for Manaslu Circuit Trek

Spring season in Nepal, which lasts from March to May, is best for both this climb and other treks throughout the country. During this time of year, Manaslu has temperatures between 4 and 18 degrees Celsius. Flora and vegetation are in bloom during this time of year. Along the route is a lovely rhododendron forest, and the sky is clear, allowing for striking mountain views. April in particular is thought to be the ideal month for the Manaslu Circuit Trek.

Temperature is neither too hot nor too chilly from September to November during the Autumn season. The temperature ranges from 8 to 20 degrees Celsius on average. In higher altitudes, the temperature can drop to -3 degrees Celsius at night.

The coldest time of year is from December to February when temperatures range from -10 to 15 degrees Celsius. At an elevation of more than 4,000m/13,123ft, snowfall requires particular precaution. The trek can be planned at the end of February because it is the end of the winter season and there are clear views of the Manaslu peak. Due to rain, the monsoon and summer seasons are muddy and hazardous. It is advisable to avoid it because landslides and floods could occur.

Accommodations and food for the Manaslu Circuit trek

The tea houses along the trail offer rather basic food and lodging. Travelers will love these tea houses. They offer traditional lodging and dining services. A room with twin beds, a pillow, a mattress, and a warm blanket will provide you with the greatest results.

Trekkers should reserve these dining and lodging options in advance to avoid any hassles. These teahouses typically have squat toilets that are outside of the teahouses. There is wifi, hot water, charging, and other equipment, but it costs extra to use it.

These tea rooms typically serve meals with "Dal Bhaat," which is a dish made up of rice, dal, lentils, veggies, pickles, and other ingredients. You will be served eggs, toast, and porridge for breakfast. These teahouses also serve various beverages such as tea, coffee, hot cocoa, and garlic soup.

The tea houses also offer other western food cuisine. While hiking on this trip, you can also bring a lot of protein bars, granola bars, dry fruits, and other refreshments.

Electricity on the Manaslu Circuit trek

While on the trek, there is access to electricity, it is not wholly reliant. Since most tea houses have solar panels, there may occasionally be an electrical shortage caused by insufficient sunlight. In order to save it for the night, several tea houses also turn off the electricity. As you climb, though, the owners of the tea houses typically charge you USD 1 or 2 per hour for charging your batteries.

It is recommended to carry one or two spare batteries with you at all times. If not, you can travel with portable solar panels and power banks. Another way to conserve battery life is to keep your phone in flight mode and a battery saver.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Route

Beginning with a beautiful journey from Kathmandu to Arughat and then to Soti Khola, the Manaslu Trek begins.

The trip to the trekking area lasts the entire day. The journey officially starts on day two when we leave Soti Khola and go up to Machha Khola (890m/2,965ft). As you pass through lovely forests, rocky ridges, terraced farms, and suspension bridges, the ride will be enjoyable.

You will pass through various locations on your Manaslu Circuit trek, including Jagat, Deng, Namrung, Smangaun, Samdo, Darmasala Bhimtang, and Kathmandu. A variety of mountains, including Manaslu (8163m/26774ft), Annapurna I (8091m/26545ft), Annapurna South (7219m/23693ft), Gangapurna (7455m/24457ft), Machhapuchhre (6997m/22950ft), and Annapurna III (7555m/24350ft), will be seen throughout the entire walk.

You will cross suspension bridges, rhododendron, pine, hemlock, and oak tree forests, as well as waterfalls, rivers, streams, mani walls, and many other natural features. The 14 days Manaslu circuit trek involves 10 days of trekking and an acclimatization day.

The Manaslu Circuit Trek is commonly quoted as one of Nepal's most magnificent treks. The Manaslu circuit was first made accessible for hiking in 1991. The trek's highest point is the Larkya La pass (5106 m). This amazing trekking program is available from Nepal Trek 

Adventure at an affordable price. Continue reading to learn more about the Manalsu circuit trip and other important details.

Kathamdnu - Arughat- Soti Khola- Machha Khola- Jagat- Deng-Namrung- Samagaun- Samdo- Dharmasala- Bhimtang- Darapani-Kathmandu

Manasulu Circuit Trek Tips For Beginners

Before beginning a trek in a remote area of Nepal, it is best to be fully informed on the terrain and important considerations. Beginners should have a basic understanding of Nepalese culture, way of life, and trekking practices. The following are some suggestions for making the trek successful for new hikers:

  • Get in shape before the trek: The Manaslu Circuit Trek is a challenging trek that requires a good level of physical fitness. Make sure to prepare yourself by doing regular cardio and strength training exercises in the weeks leading up to the trek.

  • Hire a guide: Hiring a guide is highly recommended for the Manaslu Circuit Trek. Not only will they help you navigate the trail, but they will also provide valuable information about the local culture and history.

  • Acclimatize properly: Altitude sickness is a serious concern on the Manaslu Circuit Trek. Make sure to acclimatize properly by taking your time on the trek and following a steady pace. Avoiding alcohol and staying well hydrated can also help.

  • Pack appropriately: Pack warm clothing, waterproof gear, and sturdy hiking boots for the trek. Make sure to also bring a first-aid kit and a personal water filter to ensure you have access to clean water along the trail.

  • Be respectful of local culture: The Manaslu Circuit Trek takes you through traditional villages where local customs and traditions are still very much alive. Be respectful of the local people by dressing modestly and being mindful of your actions.

  • Be prepared for rugged terrain: The trail can be challenging at times with steep climbs and descents, rocky terrain, and uneven paths. Make sure to take your time and be mindful of your footing.

  • Be flexible with your itinerary: Weather and trail conditions can change quickly in the mountains. Be prepared to adjust your itinerary if necessary to ensure your safety.

  • Pack enough Cash: Cash is king in the remote area, so make sure to bring enough cash to cover expenses such as accommodation, food, and any other incidentals.

  • Get travel insurance: Make sure to purchase travel insurance that covers trekking and emergency evacuation in case of an emergency.

  • Respect the environment: The trek takes you through beautiful and fragile natural environment, make sure to respect the environment and follow Leave No Trace principles.

How to Prepare  For The Manaslu Circuit Trek?

Before making plans for the Manaslu Trek, you need to be well-prepared. To prepare for the trek, it would be best to take into consideration the long walking hours, the number of days, the weather, and the terrain. The techniques to get ready for the trek are as follows:

  • You can start exercising a month before the trek to get your body ready for traversing the challenging terrain at higher altitudes, such as jogging, swimming, and hiking.
  • It is also advised that you do additional short hikes and treks to increase your endurance.
  • If you want to walk without having to haul around a heavy backpack, you might hire a porter to carry your heavy gear.
  • If a porter is not being hired, only bring what is necessary and leave extra items at the hotel in Kathmandu.
  •  Avoid putting unnecessary strain on your shoulders by not carrying a heavy backpack.
  • Be prepared by carrying your necessary medications and having a basic understanding of first aid.
  • Take the appropriate acclimatization day, as recommended in the itinerary, to let your body adjust to the elevation change.
  • In consultation with your doctor, carry an AMS medicine as a safety precaution if necessary.
  • Bring along food to give you energy, as well as enough water to keep you hydrated.

You will appreciate the magnificent Manaslu Circuit trek if you mentally and physically prepare for the trek.

Packing list for Manaslu Circuit trek:

The packing list is mostly similar to other treks in Nepal. The only difference is the number of clothes that you will wear according to the length of the trek. Following are the basic gears that you need to carry for the Manaslu Circuit trek:

  1. Backpack: A sturdy and well-fitting backpack is essential for carrying your gear on the trek. Look for one with a capacity of around 40-50 liters.

  2. Waterproof hiking boots: Good quality hiking boots with a waterproof and breathable membrane are a must for the Manaslu Circuit Trek. Make sure they are broken in and comfortable before the trek.

  3. Hiking clothes: Pack a variety of layers to accommodate for the changing weather conditions. Include a waterproof and breathable jacket, insulated jacket, fleece, and quick-drying pants.

  4. Sleeping gear: Bring a lightweight sleeping bag rated for sub-zero temperatures, and a comfortable sleeping pad.

  5. Headlamp: A headlamp is essential for navigating the trail in the dark.

  6. First-aid kit: A small first-aid kit should include band-aids, blister pads, pain relievers, and any personal medications you may need.

  7. Water bottles or hydration system: Bring at least two water bottles or a hydration system to ensure you stay hydrated along the trail.

  8. Personal hygiene items: Pack a small towel, toilet paper, wet wipes, and hand sanitizer.

  9. Sunscreen, sunglasses, and lip balm: Protect yourself from the sun at high elevations.

  10. Cash and passport: Make sure to bring enough cash to cover expenses along the trail and your passport as you will be crossing the border.

  11. Camera and spare batteries: Capture the beautiful scenery along the trail.

  12. Snacks and energy bars: Pack some high-energy snacks to keep you going during the trek.

  13. Trekking poles: Trekking poles can be helpful for balance and support on the rocky and steep terrain.

Since this is a tea house trek, camping equipment is not required, but a sleeping bag can be brought along to keep you warm at night. When going on long hikes, be cautious to only bring the stuff you absolutely need. In Kathmandu's Thamel district, there are shops that rent out heavy apparel that you can purchase or rent. Additionally, make sure you double-check your packing list in Kathmandu to make sure you have not forgotten anything crucial.

Manaslu Circuit trek Travel Insurance

If you go abroad or to any other high-risk place, especially the Manaslu region, you should definitely get travel insurance. There are few health posts along the trail because Manaslu is a remote, restricted area with limited vehicle access. As the walk travels above 5000 meters in altitude, there may also be a risk of altitude sickness. Due to these factors, it could be difficult to receive fast medical attention in the event of any tragic events or illnesses.

Therefore, having insurance is usually a good idea for these unplanned events. Make sure there aren't any exclusions or additional requirements for Nepali trekking when choosing a travel insurance provider and coverage. Make sure that Search, Rescue, and Medical Evacuation are covered in case they become necessary. Make sure the insurance has a cancellation policy and covers high-altitude climbs up to 5,000m/16,404ft.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q1. What is the Manaslu Circuit Trek?

     Manaslu Circuit Trek is a popular trekking route in Nepal that takes you around the majestic Mount Manaslu, the eighth highest peak in the world. It offers breathtaking views of the Himalayas and takes you through remote villages, lush forests, and challenging mountain passes.

  • The typical duration for the Manaslu Circuit Trek is around 14 to 16 days, depending on your itinerary and fitness level. This includes acclimatization days and allows for a gradual ascent to higher altitudes.

  • Yes, a special trekking permit is required for the Manaslu Circuit Trek. You need both the Manaslu Restricted Area Permit and the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) to undertake this trek. It is advisable to obtain these permits through a registered trekking agency.

  • Yes, a special trekking permit is required for the Manaslu Circuit Trek. You need both the Manaslu Restricted Area Permit and the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) to undertake this trek. It is advisable to obtain these permits through a registered trekking agency.

  • The best time to do the Manaslu Circuit Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer stable weather conditions, clear skies, and favorable temperatures for trekking.

  • Yes, previous trekking experience is recommended for the Manaslu Circuit Trek. It is a moderately difficult trek that involves long hours of walking and ascending to high altitudes. Physical fitness and some trekking experience will make the journey more enjoyable.

  • The highest point on the Manaslu Circuit Trek is the Larkya La Pass, situated at an elevation of 5,160 meters (16,929 feet). It offers stunning panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and is a significant highlight of the trek.

  • Yes, tea houses and lodges are available along the Manaslu Circuit Trek route. However, the infrastructure is less developed compared to the popular Everest and Annapurna regions. Accommodation and dining facilities can vary in quality and may be more basic, so it's advisable to carry some essential supplies.
     

  •  While it is not mandatory, hiring a guide or porter is highly recommended for the Manaslu Circuit Trek. They can provide valuable support, navigate the trail, assist with logistics, and share insights about the local culture and environment, enhancing your overall trekking experience.

  • Manaslu Circuit Trek offers a range of attractions and highlights, including breathtaking views of Mount Manaslu, diverse landscapes, remote villages with rich cultural heritage, the opportunity to interact with local communities, and the challenging Larkya La Pass.

  • Manaslu Circuit Trek is considered moderately challenging in terms of physical fitness. The trek involves walking for several hours each day, including uphill and downhill sections, and reaches high altitudes. Regular exercise and adequate preparation beforehand are recommended to make the trek more enjoyable.

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    Eddy SmithUnited States,February 01, 2023

    14-day trek to the Manaslu Circuit

    The best and most memorable trek was the 14-day trek to the Manaslu Circuit. The tour guide was really helpful and knowledgeable. He gave us all the information we needed to know about this trek. We all had a great time on our trek and were delighted with the organization's professionalism. Apart from that, the Larkya La pass crossing and stunning mountain vista were spectacular. There was also a blend of Tibetan and Nepalese culture. The whole credit for the fantastic journey belongs to NTA. Well recommended company and hike.

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    SophiaUnited States,January 22, 2023

    An incredible Manaslu Circuit Trek

     Manaslu Circuit trek was an incredible trek. The company handled every aspect of the trek with care. NTA handled their work with great professionalism. Throughout the entire trek, they were really welcoming and enlightening. On the trip, we got to take in the splendor of nature. A magnificent time was had by all, including the breathtaking mountain scenery, the fusion of Tibetan and Nepalese cultures, the lush, green woods, the Gokyo La pass, and many other things. Thank you, NTA, and we highly recommend the company

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