Manaslu circuit trek (Manaslu trekking)

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  • Duration: 15 Days
  • Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Tour Type: Private Guided Trek
  • Max altitude: 5170m.
  • Transportation: Land
  • Best Time: Sep. - Dec. & Mar. - Jun

Experience the Marvels of Manaslu Circuit Trek in Nepal

Manaslu Circuit Trek is a 15-day journey that reveals the breathtaking wonders of the Nepalese Himalayas and is considered one of Nepal's top trekking adventures. This renowned trek offers a harmonious blend of natural beauty, awe-inspiring Himalayan panoramas, and an immersion into the unique tapestry of Buddhist culture. Nestled within the embrace of this captivating trek is the opportunity to conquer the formidable Larkya La pass, standing tall at an elevation of 5170 meters.

The Manaslu Circuit Trek beckons intrepid adventurers to explore the remote realm of the seventh highest peak in the world, Mount Manaslu. This relatively unexplored gem promises an intimate encounter with Nepal's captivating landscapes and a glimpse into its lesser-traveled corners. While many tread familiar paths, only a select few have the privilege of exploring this hidden gem.

If you possess a background in hiking and are ready for a more exhilarating challenge, the Manaslu Circuit Trek presents itself as the ultimate choice for your next hiking endeavor. The journey commences with an approximately 8 to 9-hour drive from the bustling city of Kathmandu, culminating at the starting point of the trek in Soti Khola. The path unfolds gradually, leading you through a tapestry of charming villages, picturesque suspension bridges, cascading waterfalls, and the serene presence of Buddhist Chortens and monasteries.

Traversing through the enchanting villages of Machha Khola, Jagat, Deng, Numrung, Sama Gaon, Samdo, and Dharmshala, you'll be captivated by the cultural diversity and the palpable sense of heritage that envelopes each hamlet. The pinnacle of the trek is the triumphant crossing of the Larkya La Pass, an experience that will leave an indelible mark on your memory.

The journey continues with a couple of days' hike leading you through the heart-stirring landscapes from Bimthang to Dharapani. From Dharapani, a scenic drive ushers you back to the vibrant city of Kathmandu. This 15-day odyssey promises to etch an unforgettable adventure into your life's narrative, a cherished memory that will resonate for years to come.

The Manaslu Circuit Trekking is more than a mere adventure; it's a testament to the exquisite trails that nature has painted across Nepal's canvas. Immerse yourself in the Tibetan-influenced Buddhist culture, witness the daily lives of nomadic communities, and marvel at the rich tapestry of flora and fauna. The majestic peaks, including the iconic Mount Manaslu, adorn the horizon, forming a spectacular backdrop that accompanies you throughout your journey.

As you delve into this semi-restricted region, take comfort in the meticulous planning and support provided by Himalayan Mentor, a distinguished Nepal trekking agency. They manage the essential permits and logistical intricacies, transforming your dream of embarking on the Manaslu Circuit Trek into a seamless and unforgettable reality. The allure of this adventure is as vast as the Himalayan landscapes it traverses, beckoning those with a spirit of exploration and a yearning for the extraordinary.

Manaslu circuit trekking highlights

  • Enjoy spectacular view of the world’s eighth highest mountain “Mt. Manaslu”
  • Explore the unique lifestyle of people of Manaslu region
  • Cross the exotic Larkya La Pass (5170m.)
  • Experience the off the beaten path trek in Nepal
  • Observe the local culture of Sama Gaun & Samdo village
  • Experience the blend of Nepalese and Tibetan culture
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Trip Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal

Up on arrival meet our office representative at airport and transfer to hotel/ after refreshing complete the official formalities/ briefing about the preparation and rest of the day free for your own leisure.

Accommodation: Hotel Meals: None Place: Kathmandu Maximum Altitude: 1400m.

Day 02: Full day guided sightseeing around Kathmandu city

Full day guided sightseeing around Kathmandu city- Historical Kathmandu Durbar Square area, Pasupatinath Temple & Boudhanath Stupa which will take you to visit Nepal’s most popular attractions.

Accommodation: Hotel Meals: Breakfast Place: Kathmandu Maximum Altitude: 1400m.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola (620m, 8 hrs.)

Accommodation: Local Lodge Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Place: Soti Khola Maximum Altitude: 620m.

Day 04: Trek from Soti Khola to Maccha Khola (900m, 6-7 hrs)

Accommodation: Local Lodge Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Place: Maccha Khola Maximum Altitude: 900m.

Day 05: Trek from Maccha Khola (900m) to Jagat (1410 m, 6-7 hrs)

Accommodation: Local Lodge Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Place: Jagat Maximum Altitude: 1410m.

Day 06: Trek from Jagat (1410 m) to Deng (1920m, 6-7 hrs)

Accommodation: Meals: Place: Maximum Altitude:

Day 07: Trek from Deng (1920m) to Namrung (2630m, 6-7 hrs)

Accommodation: Local Lodge Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Place: Namrung Maximum Altitude: 2630m.

Day 08: Trek from Namrung (2630M) to Sama Gaun (3530m, 6-7 hrs)

Accommodation: Local Lodge Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Place: Sama Gaun Maximum Altitude: 3530m.

Day 09: Acclimatization day at Sama Gaun - explore around

Accommodation: Local Lodge Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Place: Sama Gaun Maximum Altitude: 3530m.

Day 10: Trek from Sama Gaun to Samdo (3780m, 4-5 hrs)

Accommodation: Local Lodge Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Place: Samdo Maximum Altitude: 3780m.

Day 11: Trek from Samdo (3780 m) to Dharamshala (4390m) - Larkya Base camp (4,450m, 5-6 hrs)

Accommodation: Local Lodge Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Place: Larkya Base camp Maximum Altitude: 4450m.

Day 12: Trek from Dharamshala/Larkya La Base Camp to Bimthang (3660m, 9 hrs) via Larkya La Pass (5170m)

Accommodation: Local Lodge Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Place: Bhimhang Maximum Altitude: 5170m.

Day 13: Trek from Bimthang (3660m) to Dharapani (1860m, 6-7 hrs)

Accommodation: Local Lodge Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Place: Dharapani Maximum Altitude: 1860m.

Day 14: Drive from Dharapani (1860m) to Besisahar - Kathmandu (9-10 hrs)

Evening farewell dinner will be provided by Himalayan Mentor at Nepali restaurant.

Accommodation: Hotel Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Place: Kathmandu Maximum Altitude: 1400m.

Day 15: Final Departure

Transfer to the airport for final departure!

Accommodation: None Meals: Breakfast Place: - Maximum Altitude: 1400m.

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Inclusion in the Package


  • Airport transfers - pick up and drop upon arrival and departure 
  • Full board basis on the way of trekking- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner -3 meals per day and overnight accommodation at tea House Lodge.
  • Transportation- Private chartered vehicle   
  • Necessary restricted area trekking permit, conservation and TIMS fee.
  •  Supporting staffs (trekking guide and porter), as well as their necessary insurance, and accommodation meals allowance and salary
  • 3- Nights accommodation in Kathmandu in BB basis before and after the trek.
  • Wildness First aid kit pack for the trekking.


  • Hotel in Kathmandu and extra days stay except mentioned in package.
  • Food (Lunch & Dinner) before and after the trip in Kathmandu and along the bus journey.
  •  Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks (including cold drinks and mineral/hot water/shower), tips for guide, porters, kitchen & camping team etc. 
  • Travel insurance and emergency evacuation cost.
  • Additional costs- extra days stay, incase of flight cancellation due to the natural calamities, bad weather forecast and other unforeseen circumstances
  • Personal trekking gear for the trek.


This trip is a private guided one and can be arranged on your requested date. The group size for this trip is two persons to above.

Manaslu Circuit Trekking Information

The Manaslu Circuit Trek is a popular trekking route in Nepal, offering stunning views of the Himalayas, diverse landscapes, and cultural experiences. Here's some information about the trek:

Where Manaslu Circuit Trekking trail located?
The Manaslu Circuit Trek is located in the Manaslu region of Nepal, in the Gorkha district, to the north-west of Kathmandu.

How long Manaslu circuit trek does takes?
The trek usually takes around 14 to 17 days to complete, depending on the route taken and the acclimatization schedule. Himalayan Mentor offer 15 days Manaslu circuit trek itinerary which is one of the best trek itinerary based onour client's experiences.

Manaslu Trekking Permits:
Like many trekking routes in Nepal, the Manaslu Circuit Trek requires permits. You'll need a Restricted Area Permit (RAP) and a Manaslu Conservation Area Permit (MCAP) to trek in this region. Additionally, it's typically required to be accompanied by a licensed guide.

The highest point of the trek is the Larkya La Pass at an altitude of approximately 5,106 meters (16,752 feet). Proper acclimatization is crucial to avoid altitude sickness.

Manaslu Circuit trekking accommodation:
The trek offers teahouse accommodation options along the trail. These teahouses provide basic amenities such as meals and lodging. However, the quality may vary, and it's advisable to carry some essential items like sleeping bags and toiletries.

Why do I need to trek on Manaslu Circuit Trail?

  • Spectacular views of Mt. Manaslu, the eighth highest mountain in the world.
  • Crossing the challenging Larkya La Pass.
  • Diverse landscapes ranging from lush forests to barren terrains.
  • Experiencing the unique culture and lifestyle of the local ethnic groups such as the Gurungs, Magars, and Tamangs.
  • Remote and less crowded compared to other popular treks like the Annapurna Circuit or Everest Base Camp.

Best Time to Trek on Manaslu Circuit Trail:
The ideal time for the Manaslu Circuit Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is generally stable, and the skies are clear. However, it's possible to trek during other times of the year with proper preparation.

Difficulty Level:
The Manaslu Circuit Trek is considered moderately challenging. The trek involves steep ascents, descents, and high altitude, requiring a good level of fitness and preparation.

Guide for Manaslu Circuit Trek:
The Manaslu Circuit Trek is considered a restricted area in Nepal, which means trekkers are required to obtain a Restricted Area Permit (RAP) to enter the region. Additionally, it is typically mandatory to hire a licensed guide to accompany you on the trek. Guides not only ensure your safety but also provide valuable insights into the trail, local culture, and can assist in handling difficult situations such as navigation challenges or altitude sickness. Himalayan Mentor, a reputable trekking agency, can provide experienced guides who are knowledgeable about the trail and can make your trekking experience safer and more enjoyable.

Consideration on Manaslu Trekking

The proposed itinerary for the Manaslu trek provided by Himalayan Mentor (P) Ltd is a general outline and standard package. It can be customized according to your specific preferences and requirements. Unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, flight delays, or other factors beyond control may lead to changes in the original itinerary. However, major alterations to the itinerary are rare, and if needed, the trip leader or guide will decide on the best alternative for the group. While efforts will be made to minimize the impact of changes or delays, the company cannot be held liable for any resulting schedule disruptions. For a comfortable and memorable holiday experience, relevant information links are provided on the official webpage, and any suggestions or comments are welcomed to ensure flexibility and satisfaction.

Remember to thoroughly research and plan your trek, considering factors like weather conditions, physical fitness, and necessary gear. It's also advisable to consult with Himalayan Mentor for more detailed information and assistance in organizing your trek.