Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu Circuit Trek

The Manaslu Circuit trek takes you around Mt. Manaslu, the world's eighth highest mountain, rising at a staggering height of 8,163 meters (26,781 ft) above sea level. It offers all the great aspects of a classic trek in Nepal: magnificent scenery, cultural heritage experience and some adrenaline-pumping suspension bridge crossings. Considered a remote and off-the-beaten destination in Nepal, the Manaslu region promises a peaceful and tranquil experience perfect for those trying to run away from the hustle and bustle of the city life. Though wild and secluded, this area has various teahouses at every portion of the trail, making this trek a comfortable yet more affordable alternative to the Annapurna and Everest region treks.

Trip Summary

  • Trekking Duration: 17 days
  • Difficulty Level: Difficult
  • Trekking Season: March to May, September to December
  • Accommodation Type: Lodge / Tea Houses
  • Maximum Elevation: 5160m


  • Have a scenic drive to Arughat and Beshisahar to Kathmandu
  • Walk up through the Budi Gandaki valley
  • You start in a tropical climate, with farmer landscapes, rice landscapes and slowly you climb up
  • Have a magnificent views of Mt. Manaslu 8,163 metres,( "mountain of the spirit") Annapurna Massifs, Dhaulagiri peaks and surrounding Himalayan range
  • Walk to Tibetean boarder from Samdo village
  • Get an up close and personal experience of the tibetean traditional village lifestyle and culture
  • Cross the Larke la (5106m), considered one of the most dramatic passes crossing the Himalaya


Day 01 – Arrival in Kathmandu, hotel transfer 

Day 02 – Rest day in Kathmandu and permit processing

Day 03 – Drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola (710m) by private jeep

Day 04 – Trek to Machhakhola (870m)

Day 05 – Trek to Jagat (1340m)

Day 06 – Trek to Deng (1860m)

Day 07 – Trek to Namrung (2630m)

Day 08 – Trek to Lho (3180m)

Day 09 – Trek to Samagaun (3500m)

Day 10 – Acclimatization day at Samagaun; Trek to Manaslu base camp or Birendra lake

Day 11 – Trek to Samdo (3860m)

Day 12 – Trek to Dharamasala (4480m)

Day 13 – Cross the Larke pass (5106m) trek down to Bimtang (3720m)

Day 14 – Trek from Bimtang to Dharapani

Day 15 – Drive from Dharapani to Besishar (760m) by private jeep 

Day 16 – Drive from Besishar back to Kathmandu by private car

Day 17 – Departure for onward flight

Price and Cost Details

Ask for price per person
Minimum 2 person in the group

Cost Inclusions:

  • Airport pickup and drop off
  • 2 night 2-3 star hotel in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast basis
  • Kathmandu to Sotikhola by private jeep
  • Manaslu Conservation Area fees and all government taxes
  • Restrict Area permit issued by immigration of Nepal 
  • All required trekking permits (Trekkers' Information Management System card)
  • All meals during trek (breakfast with one cup of tea or coffee), lunch and dinner) Menu available 
  • All accommodations during the trek (twin sharing basis with common toilet)
  • Government-licensed and experienced English-speaking trekking guide
  • Salary of staff (guide and porter)
  • Porters to carry luggage on 1:2 ratio (max. of 20 kg) minimal 2 person in the group 
  • Insurance for staff during trekking period (porter and guide) 
  • Dharapani to Besishar by private jeep
  • Besishar back to Kathmandu by private car

Cost Exclusions:

  • International airfare and travel taxes
  • Nepal entry visa fee (tourist visas are issued upon arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Fee is 40 USD for 30 days stay)
  • Medical/personal travel insurance (must cover emergency evacuation cost)
  • Medical first aid kit
  • Personal trekking gear
  • All meals and beverages in Kathmandu
  • All beverages during trek (mineral water, tea, coffee, soft drinks, etc.)
  • Personal expenses such as hot shower, telephone calls, laundry, wifi and battery charging
  • Tips for guide and porter (expected by staff)


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Trip Map

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Manaslu Circuit Trek Map

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