Trip Fact

Trip Duration 12 Days
Destination Nepal
Trip Grade Moderate
Transportation Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus
Accomodation Teahouse and Camping
Price US $ 1080
Trip Style Tea house trek
Meals Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
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Trip Highlights

  • Encounter to remote and off-the-beaten-path.
  • Pass through rhododendron, pines, hemlock, and oak tree lines.
  • 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.

Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of the remarkable chances to investigate and encounter an untouched district of Nepal. This inexpensive tea house trek offers you a glimpse of classic remote adventure in Nepal. It is mainly famous for a private trek with a minimum of 2 people and a maximum of whatever number of trekkers. Manaslu is the virgin territory where just a couple of trekkers have been seen yearly but is gaining more popularity day to day.

The name Manaslu means “The spirit-mountain”. This trek offers the great view of highest mountains (like Syaula Peak, Naike Peak, Manaslu, Himchuli, Larke peak, Cho peak), cultural heritage, a genuine outing in the wilderness, bio-diversity, incomparable scenery beauty, epic suspension bridges and many more. The local inhabitants and their cultures and traditions are also major attractions. Excellent Nepalese-styled houses and hotels accommodating different services may attract you to spend there as well. But you can also spend nights in tents/camps and enjoy the naturally Nepal under billions of stars.

From 1991, the Manaslu locale trekking is opened. This trek furnishes the astounding excellence alongside the outskirt of Nepal and Tibet. Mount Manaslu is one of the mountains which exceed the height of 8000m standing with an altitude of 8163m. A great part of the trek includes strolling on the Mountain preliminary; going through various customary towns, forest alongside the lovely perspective of various cascades, mountain peaks, etc. which makes your trip all the more fascinating and memorial.

The Manaslu Circuit Trek starts with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Arughat and continuously to Soti Khola. From Soti Khola, the official trek starts. From Soti Khola we walk and stop at different destinations like Machha Khola, Jagat, Deng, Namrung, Samagaun, Samdo, Dharmashala, Bhimtang, and Dharapani. From Dharapani we drive directly to Kathmandu. In this way, this trip starts and ends at the capital city of the country, Kathmandu.

Important Information

According to the Nepal Immigration rules, there needs to be minimum of 2 foreigners to obtain Immigration permits for restricted area trekking such as Manaslu Trek. But our company Nepal Trek Adventure can easily issue the permit when you are ready to pay cost of two people (you yourself along with one more person’s) for restricted permit. Further you can also pay single supplementary charge of $140 in which we can make your permit available and you can run your trek smoothly at fixed departure schedule.

We can also arrange your group joining trip with other people too. For this choose our fixed departure trip option or simply ask us for the availabilities if the mentioned dates don't fit your schedule.

Additional Information

There is a need for the special permit for Manaslu Trek. To get this permit, we need a full working day (Sunday to Friday) after you arrive. So, you can book this trek in Nepal as earlier as you can and report us about your arrival on a working day so that we can arrange your permits easily.

Single Supplementary

The single supplementary charge is compulsory $140. In this cost, we guarantee 100% running of the secure trek for a single traveler in their requested private departure date.

We have everyday departure for the Months of September, October, November, December 2018 and February, March, April, May, June and September, October, December 2019 - 2020 within best and reasonable cost mentioned in our website. Also ask us for group joining possibilities.

Outline Day to Day Itinerary:

  • Day 01:Drive to Arughat to Soti Khola from Kathmandu
  • Day 02:Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola
  • Day 03:Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat
  • Day 04:Trek from Jagat to Deng
  • Day 05:Trek from Deng to Namrung
  • Day 06:Trek from Namrung to Samagaun
  • Day 07:Acclimatization Day at Samagaun
  • Day 08:Trek from Samagaun to Samdo
  • Day 09:Trek from Samdo to Dharmashala
  • Day 10:Trek from Dharmasala to Bhimtang
  • Day 11:Trek from Bhimtang to Dharapani
  • Day 12:Drive to Kathmandu from Dharapani

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01:Drive to Arughat to Soti Khola from 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 through 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 the beautiful view of the Himalayas like Mt. Annapurna (left view), Manaslu range in the middle and Ganesh Himal in the right.
  • Day 02:Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola 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 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.
  • Day 03:Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat After the permit checking in the police checkpoint in Machha Khola, we continue our trial towards Jagat. On the way, we enjoy the bath in hot spring and move along the steep valley sides. An hour before reaching Jagat, you will have the horizon view of cantilever bridge from Yaru bagar (which will take 20 minutes to reach there. This cantilever bridge is 158 m long and is considered as 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 for an overnight camp.
  • Day 04:Trek from Jagat to Deng We continue our trek to Deng early in the morning after the permit check-in upper Jagat. It is around seven hours 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 hour to reach there. In Pewa, you will have to cross suspension bridge 2 times which itself is a nice experience. From Pewa, it will take 45 minutes to Deng. Stay overnight in camps.
  • Day 05:Trek from Deng to Namrung Early in the morning after breakfast, we start our trial 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 walk. 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 old to new version overseeing the dense forest, dead pine tree and many more. We then reach to 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 room and extra for food. Other mesmerizing views are of Saula Himal, Himalchuli Range. Overall, Namrung is approximately 21 km far from Deng and will take about 7 hours to reach there.
  • Day 06:Trek from Namrung to Samagaun 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 which 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 in the right. We continue our trip towards Sho and in the corner, we find two ways, among which one lead 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 the 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 the popular place for commerce and is the route to Manaslu Base Camp.
  • Day 07:Acclimatization Day at Samagaun 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 the elevation of 4800m. You can also have the view of Manaslu glacier and crossing the glacier through bridge will take you to naturally beautiful Camp area. There is also an existence of cave. The pungen monastery is 6-7 km far from our acclimatization spot and has the flat surrounding before reaching there. It gives the panoramic view better than the base camp. Stay overnight in Samagaun.
  • Day 08:Trek from Samagaun to Samdo 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 the 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 which can be done with simple walk except for some minutes of steep walk.
  • Day 09:Trek from Samdo to Dharmashala 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 in normal days. We have the high chance to see blue sheep. This place is also known as Larke Phedi. Stay overnight at Dharmasala.
  • Day 10:Trek from Dharmasala to Bhimtang 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 top wind flow will blow the mind of any travelers. You will have the view of Annapurna II, single himal, Kangaroo Himal, Himlung Himal, Cho Himal, starting from the left corner. From Larkye you will have the view of Cho and Larke peak. The trial of reaching Bhimtang will take 9 hours to complete.
  • Day 11:Trek from Bhimtang to Dharapani The place Dharapani extends from Gorkha to Manang district. In our trial, we pass through Karche, Goa, Tilche and finally reach Dharapani. The trail descends to Dudh Khola (milky river) viewing different mountain summits like the zoomed ones. There is also approximate 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 the 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.
  • Day 12:Drive to Kathmandu from Dharapani From Dharapani, we catch 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.

Cost Includes

  • Free airport picks upon your arrival and a drop at the end of your trip
  • Manaslu Special Restricted Area Permit ( Which required minimum 2 people in the group)
  • Manaslu Conversation Area Project ( MCAP Permit)
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP Permit)
  • TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management Systems)
  • 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
  • Complete free trekking information before going to trek
  • Tasty and hygienic organic welfare dinner at the end of the tour in Kathmandu
  • Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
  • All nights in local teahouses/lodges during trekking
  • An experienced licensed holder Trekking Guide
  • Trekking Porter will be provided only for minimum group of 2 pax (1 Porter Sharing 2 Guest)
  • Medical first aid kit box ( which is carried by your team) 
  • Foods, transportation, accommodations and local tax for guide & porters
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag and all necessary trekking gears are available on a hire

OPTIONAL ADDONS (Available during check-out)

  • Private Jeep cost to Soti Khola is $ 250 and Car or Jeep drive to Kathmandu from Besishahar is $ 110 and $ 160 respectively.
  • Normally one Porter can carry the luggage of 2 pax. (1 Porter sharing by 2 guests). If you book a solo organized private trip and need a porter you can confirm it before your trekking depart from Kathmandu, which cost is $ 210 in total for 12 days including his all expenses and insurances.
  • Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour - $ 60 Only. For more Click Here

Cost Excludes

  • Your travel insurance ( Travel insurance is compulsory to take an adventure trip and it must be covered both medical & emergency evacuation with the worth of USD100, 000.00 minimum. 
  • Nepal entry visa fees
  • Any kind of drinks (tea, coffee, water, hot water, etc) and of bar bills (alcoholic beverages)
  • Hot shower, WIFI, any electronic battery charges during only in trekking  
  • Tips and gratitude 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 Supplementary

  • The single supplementary charge is compulsory $140. In this cost, we guarantee 100% running of the secure trek for a single traveler in their requested Private Departure Date.
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    Manaslu Circuit Trek in Best Experience


    I did the Manaslu circuit trek a week ago with Rajan (my guide), who was associated with one of the best trekking agencies in Nepal, Nepal Trek Adventure, and it was wonderful. I was a little nervous going to do a trek as a single female alone but the friendly and helpful nature of my guide made my trip beautiful and more recommending. From beginning to the end, it was an amazing experience. My first talk was with the owner of company, Mr Binod in his own office who always answered my questions quickly and made me feel comfortable and informed me about the trek in full detailed manner. Rajan managed to help me over the pass in knee deep and helped me explore new and vast places. The tour was well-organized and I didn't have to worry about anything. I will definitely return back to these guys for any future treks and I recommend others to trek via this company.

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    Manaslu Circuit Trek in Best Cost


    I was recommended the name of Nepal Trek Adventure by one of my friends who took their service last year for going to trek to The Everest. According to her, they were really experienced and well organized maintaining this trekking company at certain level. I did Manaslu Circuit Trek with them having an owner Mr. Binod as our guide and he was excellent. The politeness, welcoming and friendly nature of him and welcoming smile of Nepalese people around the territory made my trip more amazing and happy which I literally enjoyed. Nepal Trek Adventure itself is well established. Caring and helpful staffs took care of us in every part of our trip which made our trip most memorial of the year.

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    Manaslu Circuit Trek Review


    The Manaslu circuit trek was wonderful which i enjoyed a lot and I would highly recommend doing this tour to everyone at least once a lifetime, with non-other agencies but with Nepal Trek Adventure. The scenery of the area along with the path was great, the hiking through the forests, steep land and some plains were interesting. It was less crowded landscape was amazing and on the other hand, the cultural exposure of the place was very nice. I had a good experience with the guide provided to me and people of Nepal were very welcoming with ever green smile on their face.

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    The Manaslu Circuit trek was full of fun with the fantastic view of the Himalayas and exceptional landscape which were as beautiful as heaven. People were so nice and friendly. Your country is really a gift from God which is so natural and untouched and feels like you came to heaven. Thanks to Mr. Binod and his team who made our trip successful and meaningful. I strongly recommend Nepal Trek adventure if you are thinking or planning of going to naturally Nepal.

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    manaslu trek 12 days


    I arrived at Kathmandu with no knowledge of Trekking to Manaslu region but a real thanks to Nepal Trek Adventure who arranged everything needed for this trek in short period of time. I had a lot of fun in this trek along with my guide Rajan and other local people who were so friendly out there in that such a vast landscape of Nepal. I recommend Nepal Trek Adventure for every individual to accomplish trekking as they are professional as well as friendly at the same time. I had a good time there in Nepal where I enjoyed Nepali culture and explore many places in both day and night time.

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