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Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu Circuit Trek

Nepal is considered a haven for thrill-seekers and enthusiasts longing for the great outdoors. It is one of the few destinations in the world that offers you a good mixture of nature, adventure, culture, and arts. No wonder thousands of adventurers all over the world visit Nepal all-year round, especially during its trekking season. Though it currently offers a diverse line-up of various trekking destinations, Nepal only fully opened its doors to tourists in 1991. Since then, the world has seen a growing number of trekking regions in the border of Nepal and Tibet catering to tourists of all kinds. One example of such treks is the 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

Manaslu Circuit Trek

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


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


Day 01 – Arrival in Kathmandu, hotel transfer and trip briefing

Day 02 – Rest day in Kathmandu and permit processing

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

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 – Bimtang to Tilije (2300m)

Day 15 – Trek to Dharapani and drive to Besishar (760m)

Day 16 – Drive back to Kathmandu

Day 17 – Departure for onward flight

Price and Cost Details

Cost Inclusions:

  • Airport pickup and drop off
  • Three nights tourist accommodation in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast basis
  • Manaslu conservation area entry ticket &  Annapurna conservation Area entry ticket fees and all government taxes
  • All required trekking permits  (Trekkers' Information Management System card)
  • Manaslu Restricted area trekking permit issued by deparment of immigration
  • Transportation Costs: Bus (Kathmandu-Arughat by  local bus),  (Sotikhola by shared Jeep), (Chamche- Besishar by shared jeer) & Available bus services Besisahar to kathmandu. (Tourist bus/ local bus)
  • All accommodations during the trek (twin sharing basis with common toilet)
  • All meals during trek  ( Breakfast, lunch nd Dinner) Menu available 
  • Government-licensed and experienced English-speaking trekking guide
  • Porters to carry luggage on 1:2 ratio (max. of 20 kg)

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)
  • Entrance fees for private museums, monasteries, sideshows etc.
  • Personal donations for schools, monasteries, churches, etc.
  • Medical/personal travel insurance (must cover emergency evacuation cost)
  • Medical first aid kit
  • Personal trekking gear
  • All meals and beverages in KathmanduAll beverages during trek (mineral water, tea, coffee, soft drinks, etc.)
  • Dessert, snacks and dry food during trek
  • 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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