Manaslu Circuit Trek


Manaslu Circuit Trek takes you on an incredible journey through the adventurous Himalayan terrains of Nepal. This magical trek from Nepal Eco Adventure allows you to explore the virgin natural beauty of the hidden landscapes of the country.

Trekking past beautiful Buddhist landmarks and local area settlements will enchant travelers during this trek. There are majestic mountain peaks, frozen lakes, glaciers, and high mountain passes that will make this exciting trek an adventure of a lifetime!

Manaslu circuit trek is a beautiful off-the-beaten trek located in the Manaslu region. The mountain is located around 50 miles from the capital city of Kathmandu in the Gorkha district. Manaslu Himal, the eighth tallest mountain peak in the world, is part of the Mansiri Himalayan sub-range.

There are traditional settlements of the Gurungs community along the trail. The Bhutias, the Sherpas, and other people of Tibetan ethnicity also live in this region. Buddhism is widely followed in the area, and thus, you can find many Buddhist landmarks, including monasteries, main walls, chortens, and others along the trails.

After you arrive in Kathmandu, you can go on a sightseeing tour of the ancient landmarks of this valley. Many UNESCO-listed world heritage sites in this city, including Malla-era palaces, temples, and bihars. This fantastic trek journey starts with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola. Sotikhola is the starting point of your trek.

You will then start your trekking journey from Sotikhola as you trek to Machakhola, passing through rugged landscapes. The trail of this trek then passes through Jagat (1340m) from Machakhola the next day. This trail passes through beautiful scenic landscapes of the region and then leads you to your destination. From Jagat, you will trek to Deng (1860m). Deng is a beautiful settlement in the area and offers incredible views of snow-capped mountains and unique landscapes.

We will travel to another scenic settlement known as Namrung (2630m) from Deng. Namrung is a cultural settlement with many monasteries and chortens in the area. After exploring and staying for the day, you will trek to Lho (3180m), another beautiful settlement in the region.

After exploring Lho, we will make our way to Samagaun (3500m), acclimatizing for the second time along the trail. Trails of this trek then lead us to Samdo and then to Dharamsala (4480m). From Dharamsala, we will cross the Larkya la pass (5213m) and then descend to Bintang (3720 m). After arriving at Larkya La pass, you can observe Himlung, Mt. Annapurna II (7,937m), Kang Garu, Cheo Himal, Gyaji Kung, etc.

The trail passes through the Budhi Gandaki River to arrive at Bimtang and then trek to Tilije (2300m). Finally, you will hike to Dharapani from Bhimtang. Dharapani is another beautiful settlement where you can rest and relax as our trek comes to an end. From Dharapani, you will then drive to Besisahar (760m), a small-town market with many buses that take you to various parts of the country.

You will take a scenic drive back to Kathmandu from Besisahar, observing green hills, serene waterfalls, and rivers across the region. After arriving in Kathmandu, you can explore the relaxing atmosphere and celebrate the successful completion of your journey. Finally, you can take a scenic flight back to your desired destination from Tribhuvan International Airport.

Manaslu Circuit Trek is generally considered one of the most beautiful treks of Nepal. The Manaslu circuit is a relatively new tour opened for trekking in 1991. The Larkya La pass (5106 m) is also the highest point of the trek. We at Nepal Eco Adventure are offering this spectacular trekking package at a reasonable cost. Read on to know more about the Manalsu circuit trek and other related information in detail.

Note: This Manaslu Circuit trek 17 days itinerary package has included one day Kathmandu day tour. Also, you need to stay at the hotel of our choice. If you want to stay at our own choice of place and skip a day tour, we have designed 14 days Manaslu Circuit trek itinerary which costs only $1300.

Things You Can Experience during the Trip

  • The majestic views of snow-capped mountains, including Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Larke peak, etc., from Larke la pass.
  • Experiencing the unique culture, heritage, and lifestyle of the Himalayan people
  • Magical views of Himalayan mountains, green forests, serene rivers, and other landscapes
  • Observing snow-capped mountains of the region, including Himlung Himal, Manaslu, Annapurna, Kang Guru, Cheo Himal, and others
  • Crossing Larkya La Pass, which is the highest point along the trail
  • Passing through dense forests and exploring rich and endangered flora and fauna of region including Himalayan Tahr, snow leopard, and others
  • Incredible hospitality of local people

Altitude Chart

Manaslu Circuit Trek Altitude chart


Day 1
Arrival to Kathmandu.
Highest Altitude: 1400m

Overnight at Kathmandu

You will arrive at Tribhuvan International airport in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. This ancient city is generally known for its unique cultures, traditions, and heritage. The medieval town has many temples, palaces, and Malla-era courtyards.

Our staff and representative will pick you then transfer you to a hotel. Then, they will brief you about this tour in short. After arriving at the hotel, you will encounter hotel staff members with flower garlands as a means of greeting. Then the staff will help you to check-in at the hotel.

The travelers can also take a short tour and pass through the famous streets of the Thamel. You can rest in the evening and plan for your trip the next day.
Day 2
Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley
Highest Altitude: 1400m

Overnight: Kathmandu

After breakfast, we will go on a short sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, the ancient city. This incredible city has many medieval landmarks, including temples, palaces, and bihars. There are various UNESCO-listed world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley that are open museums of sorts. These beautiful landmarks provide you with great cultural and historical exploration.

Firstly, we will travel to Swayambhunath stupa, located on a hilltop, to observe the gorgeous sunrise. It is also known as a monkey temple as there are many monkeys in this stupa area. You can get the complete views of Kathmandu valley from this stupa viewpoint. Then, we will travel to other religious landmarks of the city, including Pashupatinath and Boudhanath.

Pashupatinath is a Hindu pilgrimage site and abode of Lord Shiva, whereas Boudhanath is a beautiful stupa dedicated to Lord Buddha. There are many Thanka galleries, restaurants, cafes, and others nearby Boudha. If time allows, we can then travel to durbar squares in the city, including Basantapur, Patan, and Bhaktapur. Various temples of this city date back to the Malla era period.

Since you will not be able to complete a tour of all landmarks of this city, you can select a few places in advance. There are various Newar settlements with unique architecture. You can explore lovely local eateries that provide you with local delicacies. After exploring around these beautiful landmarks, you will return to your hotel, where you can stay overnight.
Day 3
Drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola
Sotikhola Altitude: 710m

Drive Duration: 7 to 8 hours

Overnight: Soti Khola

The trek begins as you take a short tour drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola. Today you will drive along various landscapes of the hilly region to arrive at your starting point of this trek.

After breakfast, you can prepare for your trip by packing your bags and getting on a bus. We will then head out and follow a scenic trail along Prithvi Highway to arrive at Malekhu. From here, driving through the Trishul river, you head towards Dhading, which is about 30 km away.

The travelers will pass through bumpy roads and highways. Following the trail, you will pass through Arughat and reach Gola Bhanjyang. These incredible views of snow-capped mountains, including the Ganesh Himal, Mt. Manaslu, etc., will enchant along the trail.

From there, you will drive around various narrow cliffside roads to arrive at Soti Khola. Soti Khola is a beautiful settlement of the region that provides incredible views of snow-capped mountains and other diverse trails along the area. You can take a rest in the lodge after arriving and have dinner. You will rest overnight at the lodge.
Day 4
Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola
Machha Khola Altitude: 870m

Walking Hours: 6-7 hours

Overnight at: Machha Khola

The trail today takes you to Maccha Khola from Soti Khola in the Manaslu region. You will start your trek to Maccha Khola, passing through various green hills and cultural settlements. This gradual trail takes you uphill along the sal forests of the region. The forested trail also passes through numerous ridges, waterfalls, and serene rivers.

The narrow trails pass through the cliff's side. Then, we will make a decent pass through past rice paddies as you take an uphill climb to Labubesi. You will then head out of the village and cross the Nauli Khola over a suspension bridge. The trail then briefly descends to river banks before taking a final uphill climb to Maccha Khola.

You will pass through various Gurung villages and settlements of the region. Macha Khola is a beautiful fishing village settlement with many villagers busy in their fishing lifestyle. You can also taste delicious local fish delicacies. In the evening you can explore the region, and then observe beautiful views of snow-capped mountains. You will stay over at the lodge at night.
Day 5
Trek from Machakhola to Jagat
Jagat Altitude: 1340m

Walking Hours: 6-7 hours

Overnight: Jagat

You will start your trek to Jagat from Maccha Khola. After breakfast, you will continue your journey on a gradual uphill trail. You will first cross the Maccha Khola over a suspension bridge. Then, you will take a gentle climb to reach Khola Bensi. Following the trail, you will arrive at Tatopani, a natural hot spring.

The challenging route starts from this point along the trail. The forested trail then leads you to Doban, from where you will descend to The Budhi Gandaki river above this village. You will then head towards Lauri over a suspension bridge. An uphill climb later, you will arrive at rice and paddy fields to reach Jagat.

Jagat is a traditional village settlement whose name originated from a Sanskrit term of "consciousness." The village settlement was severely damaged by the earthquake of April 2015. However, the trails of this Manaslu Circuit Trek after earthquake have been well restored. Climbers can stay overnight and explore around and staging in local tea houses that provide you food and accommodation.

Moreover, the incredible hospitality of local people will enchant you in these local stays. The people dressed in traditional attire and are busy in their rural lifestyle in Jagat Village. But there are internet facilities in Jagat as well. You will stay at a lodge in Jagat.
Day 6
Trek from Jagat to Deng
Deng Altitude: 1860m

Walking Hours: 7-8 hours

Overnight at Deng

The trail starts with a scenic path from Deng as you trek to Jagat. After having your meal, you will start on your trek. This trail then passes through various points to arrive at riverbanks observing beautiful landscapes of nature. You will then head out and then take an uphill climb before arriving at the level fields.

The trail then leads you to Budhi Gandaki river over a suspension bridge. You will then cross the bridge through Filim, which is a large Gurung village. There are various Buddhist stupas, monasteries, chortenns, and prayer flags in this region. After lunch, you will continue your trek.

We will pass through various flora and fauna of the region, including pines and Rhododendrons. The trails lead you to Deng, where you will get the best views of the snow-capped mountains of the area. There are various suspension bridges and dense forests along the trail that will enchant any travelers.

Deng is another incredible village settlement from where you will get magical views of snow-capped mountains. You will get to explore the region's cultural landscapes, including the local tradition and lifestyle. You will spend the night at a Deng teahouse.
Day 7
Trek from Deng to Namrung
Namrung Altitude: 2630m

Walking Hours: 5-6 hours

Overnight at Namrung

You will start your trek towards Namrung from Deng. You will have your meal and then continue your journey to various landscapes of the region. The winding path will take you to various small village settlements from Deng.

After trekking on a trail that takes you uphill and downhill, we will reach the log bridge. After the bridge crossing, you will arrive at an isolated watermill. From this point, you will descend to Bihi Phedi. You will descend and cross the Serang Khola on a small bridge.

There are winding routes that will take you to basalt walls. You will pass through the maze and wheat fields, as there are small waterfalls in the region. The northeastern trails widen the valley as there is a beautiful river that you will cross through a suspension bridge.

You will arrive at Ghap, after crossing a bridge. From there, you will pass through the lush green forest with rhododendrons and pine trees. Then the trail descends above the river, as you will trek alongside the north bank. After crossing the river and walking alongside the banks, you will arrive at Namrung.

This incredible Tibetan village is also the gateway to Upper Nupri. You will spend the night at Namrung teahouse. This part of the trek takes you to an entire rural territory with a chance to observe the traditional and ancient local culture. The culture in the region is relatively well influenced by Tibetan culture as you can watch various landmarks in Mani walls, chortens, and others.
Day 8
Trek from Namrung to Lho
Lho Altitude: 3180m

Walking Hours: 6-7 hours

Overnight at Lho

The trail on this day passes through beautiful scenic landscapes along the Mani stone wall to arrive near Lho. You will then pass through the hillside to the ridge, and there you can observe Pungen Glacier. The trail also provides you majestic views of snow-capped mountains, including Peak 29, Mount Manaslu, and up-close views of the glacier from the lateral moraine look outstanding as well.

After exploring around, you will trek back to Lho and stay the night at a tea house in Lho. It is a village settlement with a large Gompa, where more than 150 children study primary education and Buddhist philosophy. The Gompa and school hostel remain located on the hill slope. The hilltop provides you with majestic and probably the best views of Mount Manaslu.

Trekkers can also observe its twin "fishtail" peaks. Manaslu looks incredibly beautiful, especially during sunrise. When compared to sunset, the morning glow shines on its top. You can get the awe-inspiring views from the viewpoint above Gompas, and you don't even have to climb all the hilltops.
Day 9
Trek from Lho to Samagaun (3500m)
Samagoun Altitude: 3500m

Walking Hours: 6-7 hours

Overnight at Samagaon

The trail today takes you from Samahaon to Namrung. You will walk through a forested path and then some barley fields. After some time, you will arrive at Lihi observing magical views of snow-capped mountains, including Ganesh Himal and Himal Chuli. You will descend along the trails to enter a beautiful valley and cross over the Hinang Khola.

You will then do a steep climb in the Chortens to get the best views of Ngadi Chuli. We will trek further for some time to arrive at Lho, a Gurung village. There is a beautiful large monastery called "Ribung Monastery." From here, we will descend to Damodar Khola.

You will then trek further to Shyala village and cross the Numla Khola over a suspension bridge. A gentle trail uphill will take you to the Pungyen Gompa. Following the trail, we will trek to various points to arrive at Samagaon. You will stay at a Samagaon teahouse.
Day 10
Acclimatization at Samagaon
Highest Altitude: 3500m

Walking Hours: 1-2 hours

Overnight at Samagaon

After having your meal in Samagaon, you will begin your rest and acclimatization. The trek acclimatization does not mean you will stay idle. But you will trek for some duration, even on these days. You will remain in Samagaon and explore these beautiful landscapes.

You can then visit various monasteries in the region, including Labrang Gompa and Kargya Chholing Monastery. Besides that, you can also hike till Pungyen Gompa. The breathtaking views of Mt. Manaslu, Pungyen Glacier, and Nadi River will enchant all travelers.

You can go on a cultural exploration of the region. After traveling around these beautiful locations and acclimatizing yourself to high-altitude conditions, you can return to your stay and rest for the evening. Several tea houses cater to trekkers and climbers. The monks also conduct pujas for expedition teams before their climb.

This prayer gets performed for the mountain deities to have safe travel and journey. Samagaon is a beautiful region with a moraine ridge, juniper hillsides, grassy moorland, rhododendron forests. There is a flat bouldery river valley that you can explore around Samagaon.
Day 11
Trek from Samagaon to Samdo
Samdo Altitude: 3860m

Walking Hours: 3-4 hours

Overnight at Samdo

This trail on this day starts from Samagaon to Samdo. Your trek begins on a descending path to Budhi Gandaki along the base camp trail. Then the trail passes through juniper trees before descending to a wooden bridge.

You will cross the bridge and then do a steep climb to a ridge. Then, we will walk through various barren lands observing majestic views of snow-capped mountains, including Samdo peak, Dharamsala, Manaslu, Siachen Glacier, etc. These incredible trails then lead you to Samdo, where you will stay for the night.

The local people are busy in their activities performing traditional practices and Tibetan Buddhist culture. It also used to be the route for the Himalayan caravan trade. You will have a great experience of this mountain settlement area under the shadow of Mount Manaslu.
Day 12
Trek from Samdo to Dharamsala
Dharmasala Altitude: 4480m

Walking Hours: 4-5 hours

Overnight at Dharamsala

The trail today passes through various landscapes to arrive at from Dharamsala to Samdo. Travelers will trail past barren fields and cross the Budhi Gandaki river to arrive at Dharamsala.

This trail then leads you to the Larkya bazaar from where you reach Pana Danda Valley. From the trail, we will pass through grassy slopes to Syacha Khola Valley. The magical views of snow-capped mountains and Syacha Glacier from this viewpoint are pretty awe-inspiring.

From this route, you will then head towards Larkya Glacier and then reach Dharamsala. You will get the best views of snow-capped mountains, including Larke and Naike peaks, from this viewpoint. You will spend the night in Dharamsala.
Day 13
Trek from Dharamsala to Bimthang (3720 m), crossing the Larkya pass
Larkya Pass Altitude: 5213m

Bimthang Altitude: 3720 m

Walking Hours: 7-8 hours

Overnight at Bimtang

The trail on this day passes through various landscapes, including Larkya La Pass, to arrive at Bumthang. It is also the highest point in this trek, and you will continue your uphill walk to reach Larkya La Pass. A gradual uphill climb then will pass through the valley to arrive at the frozen lakes.

Then glacial moraine provides you with magical views of Pawar peak and Larke Peak. After hiking in this beautiful region for a few hours, you will arrive at Larkya La pass. You can observe the magical views of snow-capped mountains, including the Himlung pyramid, Cheo Himal, Kang Garu, Gyaji Kung, and others.

The trail passes through the Budhi Gandaki River to arrive at our destination of Larkya-La (5,213 m). From Larke-La, you can observe awe-inspiring views of Mt. Annapurna II (7,937m) and other snowy peaks. This incredible journey is quite a highlight of this trek as it tantalizes natural scenery.

The trail also passes through rural villages, glacial lakes, rare and endangered wildlife, lush valleys, and snowy mountains. Cho Danda and Larkya Peak look magical from the Larkya Glacier. Annapurna II, Cheo Himal, Himlung Himal, and Mount Manaslu are other mountains you can observe from this viewpoint. The day you reach the highest point, Larkya La is one of the best moments of this trek.

You will spend some time exploring the region and then descend the trails. Following the winding paths, we will reach Dingboche Kharka. You will trek further to arrive at Bimthang. Bimthang village settlement provides you incredible views of Kechakyu Himal and Manaslu. Moreover, Samdo village settlers come here during winters. It is also a trading point. You will spend time in Bimthang.
Day 14
Trek from Bintang to Tilije
Tilije Altitude: 2300 m

Walking Hours: 6-7 hours

Overnight at Tilje

The trail today passes through various landscapes of the region to arrive at Bhimthang from Dharapani. The tracks then descend and cross a stony glacier before finally ascending from a moraine. The trails then lead you through the dense forests of the region.

This route will provide you with majestic views of Manaslu, Larke, Nadi, and Chuli Himal. Then you will descend and reach Karcher via Sangura Kharka and Hompuk. The trails then pass through fields and climb uphill to arrive at Gho. The trail takes you to Tilje, passing through Marsyangdi valley.

It is a beautiful village settlement in the Manaslu region that provides you with the best views of snow-capped mountains. There are various small settlements, and people in the area are generally busy farming and animal rearing. You can find them looking after their freezing sheep and engaged in their traditional lifestyle.
Day 15
Trek from Tilje to Dharapani and drive to Besisahar
Besisahar Altitude: 760m

Walking Hours: 6-7 hours

Overnight at Besisahar

After breakfast, you will pass through a small ridge and other natural diverse trails along enjoy the stone-paved course. You will then cross over Dudh Khola through the suspension bridge and climb a chorten-shaped arch. You will then pass the top wall and the beautiful Thonje village.

There is a police checkpoint in the town as you trail ahead to Dharapani. The city remains located in the Annapurna circuit for many trekkers. From Dharapani, you can observe the snow-capped mountains of the region. The trail then takes you around Dharapani, where you will stay overnight at a teahouse.

This settlement has people of different castes and religions. The culture of these regions is unique. This climate is subtropical with deciduous forests. Annapurna II, Lamjung Himal, Machhapuchhre can get observed from Besishahar Municipality.
Day 16
Drive back from Besisahar to Kathmandu
Kathmandu Altitude: 1400m

Drive Hours: 6-7 hours

Overnight at Kathmandu

This Manaslu Circuit Trek itinerary comes to an end in Besisahar as you will take a scenic drive to Kathmandu. After having a healthy breakfast, we will tip our guides and porter and then board the bus. Following the trail, we will take the route through Prithvi highway to Kathmandu.

After arriving in Kathmandu, we will stay overnight at a hotel. You can also explore the city and its beautiful landmarks in the evening. You can also experience the fantastic nightlife clubs and pubs in Thamel. You can also go souvenir shopping for your family and friends back home. After having a meal early in the morning, we will continue our journey with a scenic drive to Kathmandu from Besisahar.

This incredible trekking journey passes through various scenic trails, including natural diversities of green hills, mountain valleys, vast meadows, and deep mountain valleys. This beautiful journey along Prithvi Highway takes around 6-7 hours to complete. You will stay overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu after your arrival.
Day 17
Transfer to the airport for a flight to your next destination
Our staff representative will help you transfer you to the airport from your hotel. You can then board a flight back to your desired destination.

What is Included

  • Airport pickup and drop by private vehicle.
  • Three nights standard twin sharing Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
  • Fresh fruit every evening after the dinner.
  • Trekking lodge (Tea House) accommodations during the trek.
  • A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking well trained, Government license holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
  • Strong, helpful porters with proper equipment (one porter for two people).
  • All necessary permits for the trek.
  • Shared Jeep to Sotikhola and regular bus back to Kathmandu from Besishar.
  • Shared Jeep from Dharapani- Besishar.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel Insurance company.
  • Use of Sleeping bags, Down Jacket, Duffel bag and Walking Poles will be provided (if you needed, to be returned after the trip)
  • Nepal Eco Adventure branded t-shirt and cap.
  • Government taxes, service charge and official expenses.
  • Guided city tour Kathmandu valley with private vehicle.
  • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) Which will ensure you trek is in the safest hands possible for all levels of trekker.
  • Assistant guide group size above 6 + person.

What is Excluded

  • Meals whilst you are in Kathmandu Lunch and Dinner.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (You can easily issue visa on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Kathmandu). $50 USD for 30 days visa.
  • Your Trekking and medical insurance (compulsory).
  • International airfare.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic hot and cold drinks.
  • Sightseeing/Monument entrance fees($30 USD per person)
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Laundry, telephone and personal trekking equipment.
  • Hot shower and battery charging on the tea houses.


Join Our Fixed Trip Starting Date


May 22, 2022 - June 7, 2022

$ 1,450

7 Available

May 25, 2022 - June 10, 2022

$ 1,450

10 Available

May 29, 2022 - June 14, 2022

$ 1,450

12 Available

June 1, 2022 - June 17, 2022

$ 1,450

9 Available

June 8, 2022 - June 24, 2022

$ 1,450

7 Available

August 31, 2022 - September 16, 2022

$ 1,450

10 Available

September 4, 2022 - September 20, 2022

$ 1,450

6 Available

September 7, 2022 - September 23, 2022

$ 1,450

13 Available

September 11, 2022 - September 27, 2022

$ 1,450

9 Available

September 14, 2022 - September 30, 2022

$ 1,450

10 Available

September 18, 2022 - October 4, 2022

$ 1,450

8 Available

September 21, 2022 - October 7, 2022

$ 1,450

10 Available

September 25, 2022 - October 11, 2022

$ 1,450

7 Available

September 28, 2022 - October 14, 2022

$ 1,450

11 Available

October 9, 2022 - October 25, 2022

$ 1,450

9 Available

October 12, 2022 - October 28, 2022

$ 1,450

11 Available

October 16, 2022 - November 1, 2022

$ 1,450

10 Available

October 19, 2022 - November 4, 2022

$ 1,450

10 Available

October 23, 2022 - November 8, 2022

$ 1,450

12 Available

October 26, 2022 - November 11, 2022

$ 1,450

9 Available

October 30, 2022 - November 15, 2022

$ 1,450

7 Available

November 2, 2022 - November 18, 2022

$ 1,450

11 Available

November 6, 2022 - November 22, 2022

$ 1,450

15 Available

November 9, 2022 - November 25, 2022

$ 1,450

9 Available

November 13, 2022 - November 29, 2022

$ 1,450

11 Available

November 16, 2022 - December 2, 2022

$ 1,450

10 Available

November 20, 2022 - December 6, 2022

$ 1,450

8 Available

November 23, 2022 - December 9, 2022

$ 1,450

6 Available

November 27, 2022 - December 13, 2022

$ 1,450

11 Available

November 30, 2022 - December 16, 2022

$ 1,450

9 Available

December 4, 2022 - December 20, 2022

$ 1,450

10 Available

December 7, 2022 - December 23, 2022

$ 1,450

10 Available

December 11, 2022 - December 27, 2022

$ 1,450

12 Available

December 14, 2022 - December 30, 2022

$ 1,450

9 Available

December 18, 2022 - January 3, 2023

$ 1,450

6 Available

December 21, 2022 - January 6, 2023

$ 1,450

10 Available

December 25, 2022 - January 10, 2023

$ 1,450

9 Available

December 28, 2022 - January 13, 2023

$ 1,450

11 Available

Where is the Manaslu region Located?

Manaslu region remains located in the Gorkha district around 50 miles west of Kathmandu. The Manaslu Himal is a beautiful mountain peak situated in the Mansiri Himalayan sub-range.

How tall is Mount Manaslu?

Manaslu is the eighth tallest mountain peak in the world. The Manaslu mountain has an elevation of 8,156m.

What is the highest point of this trek?

Larkya La, the famous mountain pass is the highest point of this trek, located at an altitude of 5,167m. The mountain pass provides majestic views of snow-capped mountains and other natural landmarks of the region.

What is the Manaslu region famous for?

The Manaslu Mountain is generally known for its magical trekking trails, vast deep valleys, Tibetan culture, lush green vegetation, etc. Manaslu is a naturally diverse region and is popular among trekkers and climbers.

What is the duration of this Manaslu Circuit Trek?

The Manaslu Circuit Trek is 17 days long in the itinerary, including acclimatization days, and it covers around 180km in total. Trekkers can also take a side trek to Tsum Valley. Overall, the Manalsu circuit trek can take anywhere around 2 to 2.5 weeks.

What is the starting point and endpoint of this trek?

The Sotikhola settlement is the starting point of this trek that ends in Besisahar. You can arrive at these settlements and depart from to through a bus.

What is the total length of the trek?

The trek covers a distance of around 180 km or 110 miles in total. The length of the Manaslu trek increases if you decide to take the Tsum Valley Trek as well.

What does Manaslu Circuit Trek cost?

The Manaslu Circuit Trek costs anywhere between US$ 1,000 - US$ 1500. It will cover all your meals and accommodation costs. Besides that, other costs get included in the package, including Manaslu Circuit trek permits, guides, porters fee, transportation fare, and extra expenses.

Why can you not trek the Manaslu circuit alone?

Since the Manalsu region falls under a restricted area, you cannot take this trek alone. It is pretty risky to walk in the Manaslu Circuit Trek solo.

Is Manaslu Circuit Trek solo possible?

No, solo trekking in the Manaslu region is impossible as it is not allowed by The Nepal government. Therefore, you have to trek with a licensed Manaslu circuit trek guide and must be in a group of at least two members.

How are the Internet facilities on the trek?

Internet facilities (wifi) are available at various points along the trail. Moreover, You can get multiple 4G facilities for NTC and NCell along the route.

Is Manaslu circuit trek Difficulty?

This Manaslu circuit trek is a relatively challenging trek that will pass through various rugged and remote landscapes.

Why Should I hire a porter along the trail?

Porter helps you along the trail by carrying your share of load and luggage. You can also reduce your luggage so that you don't have to hire porters along the Manaslu Circuit Trek route. Besides that, you can employ porter guides along trails that will work both as guides and Porters.

When is the Best time to take this trek?

This incredible trek is ideal in peak seasons of Spring and Autumn.

Is Travel insurance necessary for this trek?

Yes, travel insurance is essential when it comes to the Manaslu circuit trek. These proper travel insurance will cover you from various aspects like medical injuries, acute mountain sickness, thefts, loss of property, and others.

What Manaslu Circuit Trek permits are necessary?

Trekking permits you need to obtain before starting this trek include Manaslu Conservation Area Permit, Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP), and Restricted Area Permit.

What are the facilities of accommodation along the trail?

Accommodation facilities along the trail are generally local teahouses and lodges. You will get facilities like twin beds, mattresses, sheets, pillows, and warm blankets in these teahouses.

What are the facilities for food along the trail?

The food facilities along the trail of this trek are pretty basic. You will get served a typical Nepales dish of "Dal Bhat" along the path to provide you with enough energy and nutrients along the trail. Besides that, you will get other varieties of food, including noodles, momo, bread, and hot beverages like tea, coffee, garlic soup, and others.

What are the facilities for drinking water along the trail?

You can get bottled water or tap water along the trail. Since tap water is not purified, you can carry water purification tablets to filter them before drinking.

Words from US

Nepal is perfect for nature lovers. There are incredible trekking destinations in Nepal. Moreover, This diverse trekking route will enchant travelers from all around the world. The Manaslu Circuit trek itinerary is one of the best in the region. This incredible trek takes you on a complete tour around Mount Manaslu massif.

You can explore various natural diversities of the region. The trails of this trek pass through Gurung settlements of the area. This is an outstanding adventure in a peaceful trekking condition. Moreover, The beautiful trekking landscapes will enchant all travelers. Their incredible Himalayan vista is one of the highlights of this trek.

We hope you learned about this trek in detail through this article. Contact us at Nepal Eco Adventure for a detailed itinerary of this trek and book your trip now.

More Info

Best Time for Manaslu Circuit Trek

Trekking in the Manaslu region is ideal in peak seasons of Autumn and Spring. Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September - November) provide you with the best weather conditions for trekking. The weather remains stable with clear blue skies. There are warm days, whereas nights are generally colder in the Himalayas. Lush green hills, and the snow-capped Himalayas, look stunning in these seasons.

What to Expect in Autumn?

Autumn is a beautiful time to take this trek as there is stable weather with less precipitation. There are clear blue skies that provide you with majestic views of snow-capped mountains. The weather remains perfect for daytime trekking adventures. Besides that, various festivals fall in this season, making it ideal for a cultural exploration of the region.

What to Expect in Spring?

Spring is another peak season providing excellent views of snow-capped mountains. There are beautiful scenarios all over the region, with wildflowers in full bloom over the hills. You can go on your trekking adventure without any hassle as there is clear weather with minimal rainfall. There are moderate temperatures all around, making it perfect for a day hiking adventure.

Off-Season Trekking for Manaslu

But you can take this trip in the offseason with proper packing and preparation as well. You can also take the Manaslu circuit trek in the winter season. But the weather remains challenging in these conditions. Winter brings cold temperatures with heavy snowfall in the higher places of this region.


December to February are the winter seasons in Nepal. Flights can get delayed or canceled frequently in these seasons. However, the breathtaking views of mountains clad in heavy snow are a highlight. Winters days are warm and sunny, while nights and early mornings are pretty cold. The winter weather can get quite chilly, and therefore, you need to pack warm clothes for your trek in high altitudes.


Monsoon seasons (June to August) have pretty heavy rainfall in the region, with muddy and slippery trails. There are rare and endangered species of floras and faunas along the area. Monsoon brings heavy rains all over. Therefore, rain gear is essential for the monsoon treks. Overall, with proper planning, preparation, and packing, you can complete this incredible trek with ease.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Difficulty

The Manaslu circuit trek difficulty level is considered as challenging trek. Trekking in high-altitude conditions is a difficult task. You will trek through various ups and downs along with remote and rugged landscapes. The difficulty of the Manaslu trek also depends upon each individual and their endurance level. The Manaslu Circuit trek routes can get quite difficult for first-time trekkers.

However, prior experience and proper packing and preparation will make this trip easy for all travelers. Also, Manaslu Circuit trails take around 5 to 6 hours to complete. So, the trekkers must prepare well for the journey with high-altitude training. The training regime will help you gain stamina, strength, and fitness levels. Thus, you must start your training around two months or at least two weeks before the trek.

Besides that, this high-altitude region also presents you with a risk of acute mountain sickness. There are various ways to tackle altitude sickness along these trails. However, proper acclimatization is the primary way to stay away from these symptoms of altitude sickness. Along with that, you should also hydrate yourself regularly along trails and eat a proper diet. You can also take "Diamox tablets" as a means of precaution from these high-altitude sicknesses.

Trekkers need to pack well for the trip with all items that are necessary for the trip. Trekking with gear and equipment can get complicated, but you will get used to it with practice. Overall, the Manaslu Circuit Trek difficulty is moderately challenging that can get completed with preparation, training, and determination.

Why Take the Manaslu Circuit Trek?

Majestic snow-capped mountain views

The snow-capped mountains of the region look incredibly beautiful on this trek. Moreover, there are incredible natural diversities along the area that look magical in clear blue skies. The gorgeous sunrise and sunsets views from various viewpoints make this trek quite appealing among trekkers. There are other green hills, vast meadows, serene waterfalls, and white water rivers to observe along the trail.

Adventurous trails

A trekking journey in Manaslu region is adventurous and passes through exciting trails. You can also go on a complete trekking adventure in tranquil and peaceful terrains. The Manaslu region includes many natural diversities, including rare and endangered flora and fauna.

There are wildflowers, like rhododendron, juniper, oak, and others, blooming over trails providing a beautiful atmosphere. This trek is an incredible once-in-a-lifetime adventure along natural trails and is quite popular among trekkers. Travelers can trek in a less crowded atmosphere which is another advantage of this trek.

Cultural exploration

This beautiful region is also known for its incredible cultural heritage. The local community of people remains busy in their traditional lifestyle. Observing the daily rituals of these local communities is quite a unique experience. These regions are generally known for their lifestyle and cultural heritage.

There are various landmarks in the area, including monasteries, mani walls, chortens, and others. Buddhism is quite significant in the region, and therefore you will find many of these landmarks in the area. There you can find many monks and nuns busy in their daily rituals of worship and prayers.

Wildlife exploration

There is incredible wildlife that is rare and endangered in the region, including Himalayan Tahrs, snow leopards, dance, etc. The natural habitat of the area is diverse in terms of geographical landscapes as well. There is various wildlife that remains protected in conservation areas and restricted areas. Manaslu region is hence a beautiful region with a large number of wildlife.

A Typical Day On Manaslu Circuit Trek

The day begins as we wake up early in the morning, around 6 AM. After freshening up in the teahouse, you can head to the dining area, where you will have your breakfast at around 7 AM. You can then pack your luggage and then start the trail by 8 AM, with only necessary snacks and water bottles.

You can observe majestic views of snow-capped mountains and beautiful surroundings along the trail. There are various points along the path where you can stop to enjoy the sights and take photographs of the region. You will have your meal at a local teahouse in and around noon.

After resting for around an hour, we will continue our trek on the trail. This allows you to arrive at your destination before dark. Upon arriving at your destination, you can rest at the local teahouse. You can have some light refreshment after your arrival at around 5 PM.

You can gather at the dining common hall area to warm yourself in front of the stove and socialize with fellow trekkers. Trekkers will need to walk around 5 to 6 hours daily. The hike passes through the highest mountain passes and rugged terrains of the region. You will then need to hydrate regularly and acclimatize well to complete this incredible trekking journey with ease.

You can play cards, talk with fellow trekkers and have your dinner at around 7 PM. After having dinner, you can then speak to your guide about your trekking journey the next day, including the route, difficulty, and others. You can then rest for the evening in the teahouse.

Manaslu Circuit Trekking Permits

Trekking permits are an essential part of any trekking journey in Nepal. There are various Manaslu Circuit Trek permits that you need to obtain before starting on this trek. These trekking permits include Manaslu Conservation Area Permit, Restricted Area Permit, and Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP).

Manaslu Conservation Area Permit costs around NRS 3000(USD 30) for Non-SAARC nationals and NRS 1,000 for SAARC Nationals. Similarly, Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) costs around Rs 3000 (30 USD) for foreign nationals and NRS 1,000 (10 USD) for SAARC Nationals.

Besides that, the Restricted Area Permit (RAP) for September to November costs around USD 75 per person for the first week. Then trekkers will have to pay an extra 15 USD if your trip extends from 1 week. Similarly December to August, trekkers will have to pay USD 75 per person for the first week. And then they will have to pay an additional 10 USD per day if you stay more than a week.

TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) permit is unnecessary for this trek as you will have a special trekking permit. But if you want to extend your trip to Annapurna base camp, you should get this permit as well.

Basic Cost Details

This Manaslu circuit trek cost includes various aspects like meals, accommodation, and trekking permits. The accommodation costs in the region can start around US$ 5 - US$10 per night, with food costs anywhere between US$ 5 to US$ 20. Hiring guides or porters will cost you around US$ 25 to US$ 40 per day.

The cost in Himalayan routes gradually increases as you move progressively high along trails. Sometimes the tour can go over budget. Hence, you need to carry extra cash along the trails. A professional trekking guide with a license costs around USD 20 to 25. A porter in the region costs around USD 15 to 20. These costs include salary, food and accommodation fee, and insurance.

Accommodation fee costs around USD 6 to 9 for a twin sharing room. Food costs around USD 5 per meal and USD 15 to 20 in total per day. Kathmandu to Soti Khola transportation cost is around USD 10 per person and vice versa if you travel by a Local Bus. Moreover, a private jeep trip will cost you around USD 150 to 200 per person.

But, if you choose our package which costs you around $1,400, you don’t need to worry about many things. Do not forget to check out our cost includes and excludes.

Food and accommodation along Manaslu Circuit Trek

The food and accommodation in the tea houses along the trek are pretty basic. These tea houses are ideal for travelers. They provide standard meal and accommodation services. You will get the best benefits of a room with twin beds, a pillow, a mattress, a warm blanket.

Trekkers should book these food and accommodation facilities in advance to be safe from any hassle. Toilets in these teahouses are generally outside of teahouses and are in squat style. There are wifi, hot water, charging, and other facilities, but that is available at an added cost.

Meals in these tea houses are generally served with "Dal Bhaat," which includes rice, dal, lentils, vegetables, pickles, and others. For breakfast, you will get eggs, bread toasts, and porridge. Tea, garlic soup, hot beverages, coffee, and others are also served in these teahouses.

Some tea houses also provide various dishes, including noodles, momo, pizza, chowmein, burgers, etc. You can also carry multiple protein bars, granola bars, dry fruits, and other snacks while trekking on this tour.

Things to Consider for Manaslu Circuit Trek

Professional Trekking Guide

There are various rugged and remote landscapes in these regions that are ideal for a superb trekking atmosphere. However, there are various challenges while navigating these trails. Hence, you should hire a professional guide with a government license to trek along these trails.

These Manaslu circuit trek guides will help you explore the beautiful local heritage and lifestyle. Moreover, if you cannot trek in a region with heavy luggage, you can also hire a porter. Porter guides are also available so that you can get facilities for both.

Altitude sickness

Altitude sickness is quite common, especially in such high-altitude trails. There are various challenges of altitude sickness which you can tackle through acclimatization and regular hydration. The altitude sickness should get taken seriously as it can lead to fatal conditions.

Especially to travelers who have not trekked in high-altitude conditions before. Travelers should separate their acclimatization points before this trek. Professional guides and porters should also help their customers with getting proper help ahead of this trip.

Trek Permits

Travel permits are a significant part of any trekking adventure in Nepal. Trekkers need to pass through various routes and conservation areas that require Manaslu Circuit Trek permits. There are multiple permits, including local area permits, national park permits, TIMS(Trekkers Information Management System), etc. These trekking permits are available in the Nepal tourism board's office in Kathmandu.

Physical Fitness

Physical fitness and stamina are essential when it comes to trekking in high-altitude regions. Thus, a proper training regime that includes physical exercises and cardiovascular activities like cycling, jogging, hiking, swimming, and others are essential for this trek. Acclimatization is also crucial for high-altitude tours as it helps maintain physical and mental fitness while trekking in the region.

Travel insurance

Travel insurance is a significant part of any trekking journey in Nepal. There are many factors that this travel insurance covers that include accidents, medical injuries, loss, theft of property, and others. Moreover, there are situations where travelers need helicopter evacuation, which costs anywhere between $5000 to $10000. Therefore, travel insurance is essential to cover this high-altitude trek.

Packing List - Manaslu Circuit Trek


  • Trekking shirts
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Down jacket
  • Trekking pants
  • Fleece jackets
  • Trekking boots
  • Thermal wears
  • Woolen gloves
  • Woolen trekking socks
  • Windproof jacket
  • Warm woolen cap
  • Raincoat

First Aid

  • Water purifying tablets
  • Anti-nauseant medication
  • Mosquito and insect repellent
  • Rehydration salts


  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Toothbrush
  • Quick-dry towel
  • Toothpaste
  • Sunscreen
  • Toilet paper
  • Sanitizer


  • Phone
  • Power Banks
  • Solar Charges
  • Extra Batteries
  • Local SIM card
  • Reusable water bottles
  • Camera
  • Manaslu Circuit Trek Map

Important documents

  • Passport
  • Manaslu Circuit Trek Permits
  • Travel insurance

Trip Safety

Our primary concern is your safety. Hence, there are various safety protocols in place in any trekking journey you undertake with us. Our professional trekking guides have experience in conducting first-aid. They can also check oxygen levels in your body using pulse oximeters as well.

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is another essential factor that you must consider during this trek. Hence, there are various acclimatization days in the itinerary of this trek. The highly experienced Manaslu circuit trek guides know how to tackle an emergency. In the case of AMS, they will help you descend to lower elevation as soon as possible, following the safety protocol.

They will constantly monitor your situation and then take the necessary steps required. If the condition of trekkers improves after a night's rest, they will help you join back to the group. But in case the condition worsens, you will get escorted to lower elevations. You will get airlifted to Pokhara or Kathmandu for further medical help if needed.

Essentials Tips For Manaslu Circuit Trek

  • Acclimatize and hydrate regularly
  • Start early on your tour to arrive at your destination early
  • Book your meal and accommodation facilities in advance
  • Get a routine training regime before starting on this trek
  • You should only pack those items that are necessary
  • Carry power bank, extra batteries, and solar charger to save costs
  • Carry water purification tablets along with a water bottle
  • Carry snickers, protein bars, granola bars, and others to satisfy your hunger during the trek

Training Regime

This incredible trek requires you to be in a physically fit shape with proper strength, stamina, and endurance. For that, you will have to train well ahead of this trek. Ideally, you should prepare around 2-3 months before this trek. However, you can also train for at least two weeks before going on this beautiful trek in the Manaslu region. The trek regime should contain physical exercise, cardiovascular exercise, and mental preparation.

Physical exercise

There are various physical exercises that you should perform before taking this challenging trekking adventure. Different strength-building activities will help you gain strength and stamina. Moreover, these experiences also help you gain endurance for challenging Manaslu Circuit Trek routes along trails.

Physical exercise also helps you build muscles in various areas of your body, including arms, shoulders, and legs. You can get a trainer who will help you with some weight using exercises as well. Besides these, you can also go on practice hikes along the region to get a decent idea of your trek.

Cardiovascular exercises

These cardiovascular exercises are also known as aerobic exercises, as they will help you increase your flexibility along the trail. You can perform activities like hiking, jogging, swimming, cycling, and others to gain flexibility. These exercises also help you breathe more easily along the trail and especially in low oxygen conditions.

These aerobic exercises can include squats, push-ups, pull-ups, and others that you can perform independently. Overall, these exercises are essential and prove to be significant for a successful trekking adventure.

Mental preparation

One of the critical factors of this trekking adventure is mental preparation. It is one of the essential trekking preparations that any trekker should take before making their journey in the high-altitude region. This mental preparation includes asking for advice from veteran trekkers, practicing hikes, researching the internet, and others.

You can also keep yourself motivated along trails. It will provide you with a positive attitude along the Manaslu Circuit Trek route. A positive approach to whole trekking will lead you to a successful journey across these trails.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Solo Vs Guided

A professional trekking guide is essential during this trek. Since this trek lies in a restricted area, you must trek along with a guide and a trekking group comprising at least two trekkers. The trekking guides are essential along the trail as they provide you with a navigation facility and manage all your logistics.

Your Manaslu circuit trekking guide must have a license from the government. The expert guides will also provide you with local insights to go on a cultural exploration of the region. They will also help you in any emergency like injuries, altitude sickness, and others.

They will help you make the right decisions. Therefore, having a licensed guide along the trek is essential during this trek. Besides that, you can also get a porter to carry your luggage along the trail. These porters will help you immensely by taking the weight of your back. This allows you to trek in the region with ease.

Why Trek With Us?

There are hundreds of trekking companies in Nepal. However, you must not select any random trekking agency without any research. We at Nepal Eco Adventure provide you with some of the best trekking experiences in Nepal. Read on for why you should trek with us.

Local Trekking agency

Our company is a locally run and operated trekking company in Nepal. The local knowledge and insights of the place are of significant help while trekking in the region. This factor is hence important while hiking in the country.

Professional trekking guide

We have a great team of local guides and staff who have intimate knowledge of the Himalayan terrain. You can get proper safety and comfort during this trek.

Attention to detail

Conducting a good trekking adventure is all about the details. We provide you with complete attention to detail so that you will have the best possible trekking experience in Nepal.

Personalized service

We will provide you with a customized service keeping in mind the needs and demands of our customers. Every customer is different, and therefore our approach is also focused on each customer.

Culture insights

Our team comprises people born and red in the Himalayan terrain of Nepal. They will provide incredible insights into the area, about its cultures and traditions. They will allow you to have a greater appreciation of the region's heritage and lifestyle.

First Aid Training

There are various medical emergencies you may encounter while trekking in a high-altitude region. Therefore, it is essential to have first aid facilities before starting on this trek. Hence, our Manaslu circuit trek guides provide a first aid kit that is ideal for any medical emergency.

Great value for money

We provide you with incredible service that is excellent value for money. So you don't have to worry about where you are spending your hard-earned money. You will get all your money's worth in this trekking adventure.

Flexible itinerary

Our trips are customizable and flexible so that you can complete your trip according to your schedule. You can therefore schedule trips in your free time. You can even lengthen your itinerary if you want to trek for a long duration with proper acclimatization and exploration.

No hidden charges

There are no such hidden charges that you will encounter in this trek with us. Our costs are transparent, so you don't have to worry about any hidden charges. There is complete fair pricing on all our services. We provide incredible services at a reasonable cost.

Secure payment

There are secure payment channels on our trips, so you don't have to worry about payment channels. There are various government-approved means of payment, including Visa/MasterCard, internet banking, traveler's cheque, cash, etc. The trek packages can get booked swiftly and without any hassle.

Experience members

Our experienced members have many years of experience. These incredible team members work their best to provide you with complete hassle-free services.

Overall Company Rating
5 stars
- based on 1 reviews
Very Good
  1. Manaslu Circuit Trek
    In March, my cousin and I went on a 12-day trek in Manaslu. We had a wonderful time, in no small measure due to our fantastic guide, Chiring Sherpa. Chiring has been on hundreds of treks throughout Nepal, and he knew many of the individual people we passed along our route. Chiring was flexible in terms of our itinerary and was always pleasant and kind. He was good company at the end of a long day of trekking, and we spent many evenings enjoying epic games of Dumbal (Nepalese card game) and learning Nepali. I always felt we were in safe hands on the trail and I don’t think we could have found a better guide. If you’re thinking about trekking in Nepal, I would definitely ask if Chiring is available - highly recommend!
Read more reviews
Show less reviews

Write a Review

Your email address will not be published.

You Can Send Your Inquiry via The Form Below.

Send your inquiry via the form below, we will reply to your email as soon as possible.
Starting at $1,450/person
Total USD 0
Book Online. No Booking or Credit Card Fee

This trip is fully customizable

  • Have a big group? We can help.
  • We can customize your trip as per your request
  • We can help you make fit it your all the itinery

Trek’s Route Map

Manaslu Circuit Trek

Trip Facts

  • 17 Days Manaslu Circuit Trek
  • Strenuous
  • Min 2 Pax-10 pax
  • September to late December and March to late June
  • 5210m
  • Local Bus/Jeep
  • NEA-RAT-02

Certificate of Excellence