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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


  • 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 Manaslu circuit trekking route of 177 kilometers (110 mi) which 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. 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 (8,156m/26,758ft)- the 8th highest peak in the world.

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 way 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, also. You might also enjoy staying at hotels with various amenities and houses designed in the 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 are 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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  • Highest Altitude(4,344 ft. / 1,324 m)
  • AccommodationBest Hotels or Lodges in Kathmandu

Today, you will arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, the Capital city of Nepal. This ancient city is generally known for its unique cultures, traditions, and heritage and has many temples, palaces, and Malla-era courtyards. Our company representative will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to the hotel.

After arriving at the hotel, you will be greeted with flower garlands and hotel staff will help you to check in along with your backpacks to your room. So, you can freshen up, rest, and prepare for the trek. You can explore the streets and shops nearby the hotel.

The travelers can also take a short evening walk through the famous streets of Thamel. You will stay overnight at a well-accommodated hotel in Kathmandu, Nepal.

  • Duration7-9 hours
  • Highest Altitude(2,395 ft. / 730 m)
  • AccommodationTeahouse or Guest House

After a morning meal in your hotel in Kathmandu. Our journey starts today with the drive from Kathmandu to Arughat which will take around 7-9 hours via drive. The first part of the journey is smooth as we go down the highway and we will drive along various landscapes of the hilly region to arrive at our starting point of this trek. But, from Gorkha or Dhading (there are two ways that go to Arughat), the path is rough. We rest before continuing the 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.

In the evening you can explore the entire region, and then observe beautiful views of snow-capped mountains. You can take a rest in the guesthouses after arriving and have a meal and will rest overnight in the hotel rooms.

  • Duration5 hours
  • Highest Altitude(3,051 ft. / 930 m)
  • AccommodationTeahouse or Guest Houses

From Soti Khola, Machha Khola is 15km away and it will take around 5 hours to reach there. Soti Khola is a beautiful settlement in the region that provides amazing views of snow-capped tall mountains including the Ganesh Himal, Mt. Manaslu, etc., which will enchant the trail. A 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 a shocking landslide view of the area. Nowadays, road facilities have been developed which were a little disturbed by the earthquake. The residences in the area are fewer as we can find just 20-30 houses in the whole area. There also reside 4 popular hotels. We stay overnight at a camp in Machha Khola.

  • Duration7 hours
  • Highest Altitude(4,396 ft. / 1,340 m)
  • AccommodationTeahouse or Guest House

After the permit check at the police checkpoint in Machha Khola, we continue our trail toward Jagat. You will continue your journey on a gradual uphill trail and arrive at rice and paddy fields to reach Jagat. On the way, we enjoy a bath in a hot spring called Tatopani, a Natural 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 about 7 hours to reach there. After a little walk from the location of the bridge, the site of Jagat’s field will welcome you to an overnight camp. 

Jagat is a traditional village settlement whose name originated from the Sanskrit term "consciousness." Travelers can stay overnight and explore around and can stay in local tea houses that provide you with food and accommodation. The incredible hospitality of local people will enchant you during these local stays as the people are dressed in traditional attire and are busy in their rural lifestyle with happiness in Jagat Village.

  • Duration6-7 hours
  • Highest Altitude(6,871 ft. / 2,095 m)
  • AccommodationTeahouse or Guest House

We continue our trek to Deng early in the morning after the permit check-in in upper Jagat. The trail starts with a scenic path from Jagat as you trek to Deng and the trail then passes through various points to arrive at riverbanks observing beautiful landscapes and scenes of nature. It is around a six-hour walk to Deng village which is made up of just about 4 houses and 3 hotels.

After 40 minutes of walking, on the way to Salleri, you need to cross one river and you will see the view of the milky flow in the river. Before fall you will see two hydro-powers (one new and one old). On the way, you will pass from Salleri to Sirdibas which is inhabited by local Gurung people, overviewing the mountain named Siring (7,239 m). After crossing a bridge and walking for 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 a 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 only 45 minutes to reach Deng. 

Deng is another incredible village settlement from where you will get mesmerizing views of snow-capped high mountains. There are various beautiful Buddhist stupas, monasteries, chortens, and prayer-waving flags in this region. You will get to explore the region's cultural landscapes, including the local sherpa people's traditions, and lifestyle. You will spend the night at a Deng tea house, guesthouse, or lodge for comfortable seating and food.

  • Duration6-7 hours
  • Highest Altitude(8,626 ft. / 2,630 m)
  • AccommodationTeahouse or Guest House

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. 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. 

The winding path will take you to various small village settlements from Deng. This part of the trek takes you to an entire rural territory with a chance to observe the traditional and ancient local culture which is relatively well influenced by Tibetan culture as you can see various landmarks in Mani walls, chortens, and many others.

After Deng, you can find people of Tibetan lifestyle and culture. In Namrung you can find a resort and if you want to stay there, it will take around 35$ US or plus for a room and extra food. Other mesmerizing views are of Saula Himal and Himalchuli Range. Overall, Namrung is around 21 km away from Deng and will take about 7 hours to reach there.

  • Duration6-7 hours
  • Highest Altitude(11,578 ft. / 3,530 m)
  • AccommodationTeahouse or Guest House

The trail to reach Samagaun from Namrung passes through beautiful scenic landscapes along the Mani stone wall to arrive near Lho and You will also pass through Banjam, Lihi, Sho, and Sayla. On the way, before reaching Lho, you will view a monastery that is recognized as one of the religious places 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 Hinayana 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.

You can also observe Pungen Glacier as the trail also provides you with majestic views of snow-capped high mountains, including Peak 29, and up-close views of the glacier from the lateral moraine, which look outstanding as well. It is the biggest village that originated about 200 years ago in Tibet and is a popular place for commerce and is the route to Manaslu Base Camp Trek.

Following the trail, we will trek to various points and pass through the forested path and then some bare fields to arrive at Samagaun. You will stay at a Samagaun teahouse or guest home for proper food and comfortable seating.

  • Highest Altitude(11,578 ft. / 3,530 m)
  • AccommodationTeahouse or Guest House

It is a rest and acclimatization day after having your meal at samagaun. This trek acclimatization does not mean you will stay idle as you can spend the day sitting in the hotel and roaming around in the beautiful surroundings. But if you want to hike, then you will have three options. You can visit Birendra Tal (3 km away from Samagaun), Pungen monastery, and Basecamp. Base Camp is 6 km away and will take 5 hours to reach there. It is at an elevation of 4,800 m.

You can also have a view of the Moraine Ridge, juniper hillsides, grassy moorland, rhododendron forests, 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 away from our acclimatization spot and has flat surroundings before reaching there. It gives a panoramic view better than the base camp.

You will remain in Samagaun and explore these beautiful landscapes and you can then visit various monasteries in the region, including Labrang Gompa and Kargya Chholing Monastery will enchant all travelers. The monks of the monastery also conduct pujas for expedition team members before their climb for the mountain deities to have safe travel and journey. We stay overnight in samagaun and enjoy our meal with local folk songs and dance.

  • Duration3-4 hours
  • Highest Altitude(12,713 ft. / 3,875 m)
  • AccommodationTeahouse or Guest House

This trail on this day starts from Samagaon to Samdo which begins on a descending path to Budhi Gandaki along the base camp trail. After 3-4 hours of a hike on the steep uphill (about 15 minutes) and flat land, you will reach your destination. On the way, you can have views of Samdo Peak, Siachen glacier, Dharmashala, Syaula Peak, Naike Peak, Mt. Manaslu, Himchuli, Larke Peak, and Cho Peak.

The west and north-Himchuli add the additional spark. It is a small young village, at a height of 3,800 m. This beautiful place has the facility of electricity as it has its own micro Hydropower Project running in this area. The path to reach there is simple and can be done with a simple hike except for some minutes of steep walking. 

The local people of samdo are busy with their activities performing traditional practices and Tibetan Buddhist culture. It also used to be the route for the Himalayan caravan trade and you will have a great experience of this mountain settlement area under the shadow of Mt. Manaslu. These incredible trails then lead you to Samdo, where you will stay for the night and enjoy the mesmerizing view of the Himalayan range.

  • Duration4-5 hours
  • Highest Altitude(14,633 ft. / 4,460 m)
  • AccommodationTeahouse or Guest House

The trail today passes through various landscapes to arrive at Dharmashala from Samdo. Our journey starts in the morning with a downhill trek up to Budhi Gandaki River after passing through barren fields. Then we cross the river and again march upward through Larkya Bazaar, from where you reach Pana Danda Valley and Valley of Salka Khola towards Dharmasala. It is not a lodge, but an easy place to stay for a night for proper rest and good food. It is 7km away and will take about 4 hours to reach there on normal days and we have a high chance to see blue sheep too. 

The magical views of snow-capped mountains like Mt. Larke, Naike, and Syacha Glacier from this viewpoint are pretty awe-inspiring. It is also known as Larke Phedi. You will stay overnight at Dharmashala.

  • Duration7-8 hours
  • Highest Altitude(11,778 ft. / 3590 m)
  • AccommodationTeahouse or Guest House

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. It is also the highest point on this trail, and you will continue your uphill hike to reach Larkya La Pass. A gradual uphill climb then will pass through the valley to arrive at the frozen lakes where the glacial moraine provides you with enchanting views of mountains like Pawar and Larke Peak. After hiking in this beautiful region for a few hours, you will arrive at Larkya La Pass (5,160 m).

You can observe the mesmerizing views of snow-capped mountains, including the Himlung Pyramid, Cheo Himal, Kang Garu, Gyaji Kung, and others. You will also have a view of Annapurna II (7,937 m), Kangaroo Himal, Himlung Himal, and Cho Himal, starting from the left corner. From Larke, you will have a view of the Cho and Larke peaks. 

The trail of reaching Bhimtang will take 7-8 hours to complete. This incredible journey is quite a highlight of this trek as it entices natural scenery and passes through rural villages, glacial lakes, rare and elusive endangered wildlife, and lush valleys. You will spend some time exploring the Bhimtang region and then descend the trails.

Following the winding paths, we will reach Dingboche Kharka and trek further to arrive at Bimthang. Bimthang village settlement provides you with incredible lifestyles, culture, and traditions. Moreover, Samdo village settlers come here during winter as it is also a trading point. You will spend time in Bimthang and we will stay overnight here.

  • Duration6-7 hours
  • Highest Altitude(6102 ft. / 1860 m)
  • AccommodationTeahouse or Guest House

The beautiful place of Dharapani extends from Gorkha to Manang district. The tracks then descend and cross a stony glacier before finally ascending from a moraine and leading you through the dense forests of this region. The trail of reaching Dharapani will take 6-7 hours to complete. On our trial, we pass through Karche, Gho, and Tilche, pass through marsyangdi valley and finally reach Dharapani.

The trail descends to Dudh Khola (milky river) viewing different mountain summits like the zoomed ones. There are also around 5 minutes of the uphill climb where you will be warm and hotter. Then again, the trail starts descending through the pine jungle. There are also found 8 to 10 colored rhododendron in May and June. Descend is followed by lunch after reaching Surkhi. After lunch, we moved uphill for about 10 minutes and again downhill to Gho. Gho is a nice and peaceful place that consists of 4 hotels with good and the best food and comfortable accommodation services. After hiking for about 20 minutes, you will reach a bridge crossing that will lead to Mane, and finally to Tiliche and Dharapani after 30 minutes of further trial. 

Dharapani is a beautiful village settlement in the Manaslu region that provides you with majestic views of snow-capped mountains like Mt. Manaslu, Larke, Nadi, and Chuli Himal. There are different small settlements, and local people in the area are generally busy farming and animal rearing and can find them looking after their freezing sheep and engaged in their traditional and cultural lifestyle. There is a police checkpoint in town as you trail ahead to Dharapani, where you will stay overnight at a teahouse or guest house.

  • Duration7-8 hours
  • Highest Altitude(4,344 ft. / 1,324 m)
  • AccommodationGuest House or Lodges

This Manaslu Circuit Trek itinerary comes to an end in Dharapani as you will take a beautiful scenic drive to Kathmandu. After a healthy breakfast at Dharapani, we will tip our guides and porters and then board a private Jeep to Kathmandu and drive to Besisahar which might take about 4 hours to drive. It's a paved road from Besisahar onward journey. Again from Besisahar, we drive on the bank of Marsyangdi River to reach Kathmandu, enjoying the beautiful view of the greenery forest, habitat with small houses and huts, bridges, and majorly a fast-flowing and alluring Marsyangdi River. It will take around 7-8 hours to complete the distance as we will take the route through the Prithvi highway to Kathmandu.

On arrival in Kathmandu, you will check in at the hotel and freshen up and rest. You can also explore Kathmandu city and its beautiful landmarks in the evening. You can also experience the amazing nightlife clubs, lounges, and pubs in Thamel. You can also go souvenir shopping for your family members and friends back home. You will then, meet up with NTA's team members for a farewell dinner and cultural program.

This incredible trekking journey passes through various scenic trails, including various natural diversities of green hills, snow-capped mountains, mountain valleys, vast meadows, and deep mountain valleys.

    Our team of guides, porters, and accompanying staff with a broad knowledge of every location that we travel to will help you transfer to the airport from your hotel. You can then board a flight back to your desired destination or you can explore the beautiful Himalayan Nation, 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.

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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.

    What Our Clients Say
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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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