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Manaslu Circuit Trek

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


  • Safe and instant online booking system
  • Trip confirmation at the time of booking
  • Trip postponement and cancellation services as per the company's policy
  • Encounter to remote and off-the-beaten-path of Nepal.
  • Great vista of mt. Manaslu (8163m/26774ft), Annapurna I (8091m/26545ft), Annapurna South (7219m/23693ft), Gangapurna (7455m/24457ft), Machhapuchhhre (6997m/22950ft) and Annapurna III (7555m/24350ft).
  • Beautiful cultural combination of Nepalese and Tibetan people.
  • Crossing Larkya La pass (5153m/16901ft).
  • Majestic Budhi Gandaki River valley.
  • Passing through the suspension bridges and forest of rhododendron, pine, hemlock, and oak trees

Manaslu circuit trek is an inexpensive tea house trek that takes you to the lap of the Himalayas with a glimpse of adventurous vegetation and residing miraculous cultures in Nepal. The circuit trek to Manaslu is one of the remarkable journeys to explore and encounter an intact district of Nepal. The local inhabitants and their cultures and traditions are the major attractions of this circuit trek to Manaslu.

The additional major features of the Manaslu circuit trek are that the Manaslu is a virgin territory, where just a pair of trekkers have been seen yearly. However, the Manaslu circuit trek is achieving more popularity rapidly. In recent years, the Manaslu circuit trek has perceived more stream of adventurous trekkers coming to this domicile. The challenges and enthralling scenarios you get through this trek are a must-see for any trekker, looking for a never seen before experience.

Manaslu Circuit Trek is mainly eminent as a solitary trek with a fixed prerequisite of having at least 2 people. So at least 2 people would be there in the prior phase. It will aid a lot in accommodation and taking permits too. Outstanding Nepalese-styled houses and hotels accommodating different amenities may fascinate you to pass time there as well. Nevertheless, you can also pass nights in tents/camps and enjoy the naturally Nepal under billions of stars. The name Manaslu means “The Spirit Mountain”. Mount Manaslu is one of the mountains exceeding the height of 8000m towering with an elevation of 8,163m.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Route

  • Kathmandu to Arughat: 7 to 9 hours (by drive)
  • Arughat to Soti Khola: 2 to 3 hours
  • Soti Khola to Machha Khola: 5 hours
  • Machha Khola to Jagat: 7 hours
  • Jagat to Deng: 3 to 4 hours
  • Deng to Namrung: 7 hours
  • Namrung to Samagaun: 4 hours
  • Samagaun to Samdo: 3 to 4 hours
  • Samdo to Dharmashala: 4 hours
  • Dharmashala to Bhimtang: 4 hours
  • Bhimtang to Dharapani 3 to 4 hours
  • Dharapani to Kathmandu: 6 to 7 hours (by drive)

Passing away all these stunning places, Manasalu Circuit Trek starts and ends at Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal.

Why choose the Manaslu circuit trek?

Manaslu Circuit Trek offers a great view of the highest mountains (like Syaula Peak, Naike Peak, Manaslu, Himchuli, Larke peak, and Cho peak), cultural heritage, a genuine outing in the wilderness, bio-diversity, incomparable scenery beauty, beautiful forest alongside the lovely perspective of cascades, epic suspension bridges and many more. Also, the major pull is the spot’s silent and calm nature, which bids the solo travelers or private travelers to vanish in the Himalayan arm. Manaslu Circuit Trek furnishes astounding brilliance alongside the outskirt of Nepal and Tibet. All these prodigious parts and furthermore that cannot even be explained about Manaslu Circuit Trek make your trip all the more fascinating and memorable. And, yes, you will adore and love this adventurous trek in Nepal a lot.

Is the Manaslu circuit trek right for you?

Ever since 1991, the Manaslu locale trek was opened for adventure trekkers to go through an untouched trial, it is gaining popularity at a forward pace. Amid the trek, you will be observing a lot of mountains, rivers, cascades, human settlements, cultures and traditions, and many more. It will fill your inner mind with full mountainous entertainment and adventurous fun. If you are a typical nature lover and if you are a cultural freak, and want to observe all of them in just one place, then the Manaslu circuit trek is absolutely right for you.

Nepal Trek Adventure and Expedition makes your Manaslu circuit trek better and more memorable with the best 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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    Today, you will arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, Nepal. Our company representative will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to the hotel. You can freshen up, rest, and prepare for the trek. Or, you can explore the streets and shops nearby the hotel. Stay overnight at a well-accommodated hotel in Kathmandu.

      Our journey starts today with the drive from Kathmandu to Arughat which will take around 7-9 hours of drive. The first part of the journey is smooth as we go down the highway. But, from Gorkha or Dhading, the path is rough (there are two ways that go to Arughat). We take some rest before continuing the further journey from Arughat to Soti Khola changing the vehicle. It is approximately 13 km away from Arughat. On the way, after the Kathmandu valley, you will get a beautiful view of the Himalayas like Mt. Annapurna (left view), Manaslu range in the middle, and Ganesh Himal in the right.

        From Soti Khola, Machha Khola is 15km away and it will take around 5 hours to reach there. Little further from Soti Khola, there lies an army camp in Lighting, and walking further from there will take us to the place named Khursani Baari. (Khursani Baari means green chili field) You can also view the 100m lengthy waterfall from the opposite side of Khursani Baari. Walking on the same side will lead you to Machha Khola. After the massive earthquake of 2015, you will get the shocking landslide view in the area. Nowadays road facility has developed which was little disturbed by the earthquake. The residence in the area is less as we can find just 20-30 houses in the whole area. There also reside 4 popular hotels. Stay overnight at camp in Machha Khola.

          After the permit checking at the police checkpoint in Machha Khola, we continue our trail towards Jagat. On the way, we enjoy a bath in a hot spring and move along the steep valley sides. An hour before reaching Jagat, you will have the horizon view of the cantilever bridge from Yaru Bagar (which will take 20 minutes to reach there. This cantilever bridge is 158 m long and is considered the first bridge in Nepal. Jagat is about 22 km away from Machha Khola and will take approximately 7 hours to reach there. After a little walk from the location of the bridge, the sight of Jagat’s field will welcome you to an overnight camp.

            We continue our trek to Deng early in the morning after the permit check-in in upper Jagat. It is around a seven-hour walk to Deng village which is made up of just about 4 houses and 3 hotels. After 40 minutes of walk, on the way to Salleri, you need to cross the one river and you will see the view of milky flow in the river. Before fall you will view two hydro-powers (one new and one old). On the way, you will pass from Salleri to Sirdibas which is inhabited by local Gurung, overviewing the mountain named Siring (7239m). After crossing a bridge and walking about 15 to 20 minutes, you will reach Philim, where lie different administrative offices, land revenue offices, police stations, and many more. From Philim we trek to Chisapani. After having lunch in Chisopani we take the path towards Naykphedi and further to Pewa which will take about one and half hours to reach there. In Pewa, you will have to cross a suspension bridge 2 times which itself is a nice experience. From Pewa, it will take 45 minutes to Deng. Stay overnight in camps.

              Early in the morning after breakfast, we start our trail downhill to Budhi Gandaki River and uphill to Rana gaon viewing the beautiful landscape and rivers. From Rana gaon, we will reach Bihiphedi after 45 minutes of walking. From Bihiphedi, we march towards Gap, the lunch place, which will take about 2 hours to reach there. We take lunch there and after lunch, we walk for one hour through the dense forest after crossing the river from the old to the new version overseeing the dense forest, dead pine trees, and many more. We then reach Suksum and from there we climb uphill to Namrung which will take about 1 hour and 20 minutes. After Deng, you can find the people of Tibetan lifestyle and culture. In Namrung you can find a resort and if you want to stay there, it will take 35$ US for a room and extra for food. Other mesmerizing views are of Saula Himal and Himalchuli Range. Overall, Namrung is approximately 21 km far from Deng and will take about 7 hours to reach there.

                To reach Samagaun from Namrung, you will pass through Banjam, Lihi, Sho, Lho, and Sayla. On the way, before reaching Lho, you will view a monastery that is recognized as the one in the region. In this monastery, more than 200 monks study among whom all are boys. The path towards Lihi is steep and marching there will give you the view of Ganesh Himal, north Himchuli and Naike peak on the right. We continue our trip towards Sho and in the corner, we find two ways, among which one leads to Hinayang monastery and another path leading to Manaslu Larkya pass. From Sho, it will take 1 hour 30 minutes to reach Lho and from Lho we trek for 2 hours to reach Sayla. From Sayla, it will take 1 hour to reach Samagaun. From the Syala, you will get a panoramic view of north Himalchuli, Nadi Chuli Manaslu, north Manaslu, Nike peak, Saula Himal, and Siringi Himal. Real yak view is also a major satisfaction. It is the biggest village which originated about 200 years ago from Tibet. It is a popular place for commerce and is the route to Manaslu Base Camp.

                  It is a rest day for this trek. You can spend the day sitting in the hotel and roam around in surrounding only. But if you want to hike, then you will have three options. You can visit Birendra Tal (3 km from Samagaon), Basecamp, or Pungen monastery, and Basecamp. Base Camp is 6 km far and will take 5 hours to reach there. It is at an elevation of 4800m. You can also have a view of the Manaslu glacier and crossing the glacier through a bridge will take you to a naturally beautiful Camp area. There is also an existence of a cave. The Pungen monastery is 6-7 km far from our acclimatization spot and has a flat surrounding before reaching there. It gives a panoramic view better than the base camp. Stay overnight in Samagaun.

                    After 3 hours of a hike on the steep uphill (about 15 minutes) and flat land, you will reach the destination. On the way, you can have views of Syaula Peak, Naike Peak, Manaslu, Himchuli, Larke peak, and Cho peak. The additional spark is added by the west and north-Himchuli. It is a small young village, at the height of 3800m. The place has the facility of electricity as it has its own micro Hydropower Project running in the area. The path to reach there is simple and can be done with a simple walk except for some minutes of steep walk.

                      Our journey starts in the morning with a downhill trek up to Budhi Gandaki River. Then we cross the river and again march upward through Larkya Bazaar and Valley of Salka Khola towards Dharmasala which is not actually a lodge but an easy place to stay for a night. It is 7km away and will take about 4 hours to reach there on normal days. We have a high chance to see blue sheep. This place is also known as Larke Phedi. Stay overnight at Dharmashala.

                        The trek of this day starts early in the morning at about 3 am which will provide the most beautiful scenic view of sunrise and the top wind flow will blow the mind of any travelers. You will have a view of Annapurna II, Kangaroo Himal, Himlung Himal, and Cho Himal, starting from the left corner. From Larkye you will have a view of Cho and Larke peaks. The trial of reaching Bhimtang will take 9 hours to complete.

                          The place Dharapani extends from Gorkha to Manang district. In our trial, we pass through Karche, Goa, and Tilche, and finally reach Dharapani. The trail descends to Dudh Khola (milky river) viewing different mountain summits like the zoomed ones. There are also approximately 5 minutes of the uphill climb where you will be warm and hotter. Then again trial starts descending through the pine jungle. There are also found 8 to 10 colored rhododendron in the month of May and June. Descend is followed by lunch after reaching Surkhi. After lunch, we move uphill for about 10 minutes and again downhill to Goa. Goa is a nice and peaceful place which consists of 4 hotels with good and somehow best food and accommodation services. After walking for about 20 minutes, you will reach a bridge crossing which will lead to Mane, and finally to Tiliche and Dharapani after 30 minutes of the further trial. Stay overnight at Dharapani.

                            From Dharapani, we catch a jeep and drive to Besisahar. Again from Besisahar, we drive on the bank of Marsyangdi River to reach Kathmandu enjoying the beautiful view of greenery forest, habitat with small houses and huts, bridges, and majorly a fast-flowing and alluring Marsyangdi River. It will take around 6 to 7 hours to complete the distance. On arrival in Kathmandu, you will check in the hotel and freshen up and rest. You will then, meet up with NTA's team members for a farewell dinner and cultural program.

                              Today, your trip in Nepal ends. You will return back to your native country with a final goodbye to Nepal.

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

                              What's Included

                              • Airport shuttle upon your arrival in Kathmandu and departure from Nepal.
                              • Manaslu Special Restricted Area Permit (which required a minimum of 2 people in the group)
                              • Manaslu Conversation Area Project ( MCAP Permit), Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP Permit), and TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management Systems) Card
                              • All necessary ground transportation (Local bus ride to Soti Khola, local sharing jeep till Besishahar, and public bus to Kathmandu) as per itinerary
                              • Trekking map and complete trekking information before the trek
                              • 2-nights accommodation in 3 to 4 starred hotel in Kathmandu
                              • Full Board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
                              • Tasty and hygienic organic welfare dinner at the end of the tour in Kathmandu
                              • Accommodation in local tea houses or lodges (twin-sharing basis) during trekking
                              • An experienced licensed holder trekking guide and strong porter (2 guests sharing 1 porter)
                              • Medical first aid kit box (which is carried by your team) 
                              • Foods, transportation, accommodations, and local tax for guides & porters
                              • Down jacket, sleeping bag and all necessary trekking gears are available on a hire

                              What's Excluded

                              • Nepal entry visa fees
                              • Food in Kathmandu
                              • Your travel insurance (Minimum of USD 100,000 covering both medical and emergency evacuation)
                              • Any kind of drinks (tea, coffee, water, hot water, etc) and bar bills (alcoholic beverages)
                              • Hot shower, Wi-Fi, and any electronic battery charges only in trekking  
                              • Tips and gratuities to your guides, porters, and drivers
                              • Extra night accommodation or meals in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary

                              Single-person booking cost: Normally we accept 2 people booking at a time. If you book it for an individual, the single supplementary charge is $100 compulsory. The Manaslu Special Permit is only issued when there are 2 or more people in a group. Though you are traveling single, an extra $ 100 will guarantee your trip.

                              Departure Dates

                              The Fixed Departure dates are listed for special quoted price specified on the Small Group Joining trip. But we are flexible to receive any dates booking in Private Group Departure or Single Traveler basis for the year 2022, 2023 and 2024 on your suitable dates which can certainly be added by us in our fixed departure list.

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                              Contact Person - Binod Sapkota

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                              Start DateStart: SundayOct 09, 2022End DateEnd: SaturdayOct 22, 2022PricePriceUS $1140StatusStatusGuaranteed
                              Start DateStart: WednesdayOct 12, 2022End DateEnd: TuesdayOct 25, 2022PricePriceUS $1140StatusStatusGuaranteed

                              Best Time for Manaslu Circuit Trek

                              The best season for the Manaslu circuit trek in Nepal is autumn and spring. The best months for the Manaslu circuit trek in autumn are March, April, and May while in Spring, the best months for this trek are considered to be September, October, and November.

                              Manaslu Circuit Trek Permit

                              According to the Nepal Immigration procedures for the Manaslu circuit trek, a minimum of 2 foreigners receive Immigration permits for the restricted area trekking. But our company, Nepal Trek Adventures can easily organize the permit for the Manaslu Trek when you are ready to pay the cost for two people, which is also effective for some restricted areas. Furthermore, you can also pay the single supplementary charge of $100 in which we can make your permit available and you can run your trek smoothly at fixed departure date.

                              Freedom of Panorama Around Manaslu Circuit Trekking Area

                              Manaslu circuit trek Area is one of the restricted areas of Nepal. There might be some rules and regulations or direct prohibitions on capturing photographs and videos in some places; so feel free to ask anyone for capturing them with your camera. Otherwise, you are free to relish the trek and seizure memories within your camera.

                              Backpack Checklist for Manaslu Circuit Trekking

                              Manaslu is one of the mountain areas so it remains the first idea to be safe and protected from cold and frost bites. So, woolen and layered clothes, gloves, woolen caps, trekking trousers, boots, and socks become must-carry things. For trekking, trekking poles, maps, compass, water bottles, harnesses, etc. remain the major priority.

                              Manaslu circuit trek group size

                              For traveling for the Manaslu circuit trek, there must be 2 people at least and 15 people. It is because Manaslu is a restricted area and permits are also really hard to get for one. But it does not mean we discourage solo travelers. You are free to move, but pre-notice and precautions will be the major factors so that all necessary permits can be organized and preparations can be done.

                              Company’s recommendation for Manaslu circuit trekking

                              NTA recommends you to take at least either a guide or a porter or guide cum porter with yourself; so that they will be of huge help to help you know more about the exploring areas and aid in the harsh situations that may occur.

                              What Our Clients Say
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                                Lynn SheffieldUnited States,September 18, 2020

                                The trek to Manaslu Circuit

                                The trek to Manaslu Circuit was an amazing trek. Everything related to the trek was managed properly by the company. NTA was very professional at their work. They were very friendly and informative during the whole trek. We were able to enjoy the beauty of nature during the trek. The stunning view of mountains, the combination culture of Nepalese and Tibetian culture, beautiful lush green forests, Gokyo La pass, and so on was a wonderful experience. Thanks, NTA, and highly recommended.

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                                Leticia FlynnCanada,June 26, 2020

                                Manaslu Circuit trek

                                Manaslu Circuit trek was one of the best experiences of our life as we get to explore the beauty of nature. Doing this trek with Nepal Trek Adventure was the best decision as the trek was managed perfectly. The guides were very cooperative, friendly, and supportive. They took care of everything. The beautiful view of the mountains and fantastic combination of Nepalese and Tibetian culture was a new and amazing experience. We really enjoyed this trek and all the credit goes to NTA. Thanks, NTA for this memorable trek to Manaslu Circuit.


                              Why travel with Nepal Trek Adventure?

                              Nepal Trek Adventure and Expedition is one of the best local travel companies based in Kathmandu with leading adventures.

                              • Small Group Departure
                                Small Group Departure

                                We run small and manageable group departure during the main season of the year. You can also make your trip private and maintain your own itinerary.

                              • Locally Based Leaders
                                Locally Based Leaders

                                Our locally based team encompasses highly qualified and experienced and friendly and obliging team leaders, who will assist you in making your journey in our country more ravishing.

                              • Travel with Confidence
                                Travel with Confidence

                                Travel with Confidence is something that comes from commitment. Being a legally registered company, we commit to provide best, satisfactory trekking, tour, and expedition.

                              • Support Local Communities
                                Support Local Communities

                                All the tours and trekking that we run are programmed to keep nature safe and sound. We are also a member of different clubs working for the welfare of the community.