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Manaslu Circuit Trek - 17 Days

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Trip Highlights of Manaslu Circuit Trek

  • Fantastic views of Mt. Manasalu, Mt. Himchuli, Mt. Ganesh and others
  • Cross Larkya la pass (5153m)
  • Visit ancient monasteries.
  • Dig into the pristine ecosystem.
  • Amazing view of Mt Manaslu, Ganesh, Himchuli, and others.
  • Wilderness hike to the vivid valley.
  • Pristine Budhi Gandaki River valley
  • Diversified unspoiled ecosystems
  • Walking through tropical green hills covered with pine and oak forests
  • The unique cultural blend of Tibetan and Nepalese people
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Overview of the Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu Circuit Trek (Round Manaslu) is the mythical journey in the tranquil region of Nepal Trekking trails. Full of hilly and Himalayan experience the route traverse to the remote parts of Nepal. The trail on the bank of Budi Gandaki River in the shadow of world’s 8th tallest mountain Mt. Manaslu (8163 m). The famous Larke La Pass (5135 m) crossing to the authentic rural Nepal villages can be explored in this trekking route of Nepal. The mountain Manaslu is also called as the Mountain of Spirit as the peak name is derived from the Sanskrit word “Manasa” which means soul. The Mansiri Himalayan range is its home and has numerous valleys which are very mythical.

Manaslu Circuit Trek 17 days of the adventure contains infinite thrilling activities. This can be termed as the deity of all the outdoor holiday activities. Manaslu Circuit Trek begins with the bus ride to the Soti Khola of Gorkha district passing by the hilly towns and villages of Dhading district. The trail along the glacial river Budi Gandaki passes by the temperate to alpine forests and hilly to Himalayan community villages. The crossing of the numerous suspension bridges too is the unique adventure to experience. The gigantic waterfalls and lofty mountains scenery will definitely remind you of any fairyland. Our expert team of the trekking crew members will guide you expertly through the high pass of Larke La. Tibetan culture experienced will provide the proof of Nepal being culturally diversified and multi ethnic nation. Snow walking to the crossing of the rivers and village life will forever get set in your mind. The sound of the falling waterfalls, whistling of the mountain air, sound of rivers and chirping birds will definitely raise the compassion and passion inside you. Raise your spirit along with the eternal splendors of the Mother Nature.

Book the Popular View Trek for the authentic experience of Nepal. Most of the trekking crew members of Nepal Adventure Pilgrimage Treks are from this region. Therefore, your every query will get the appropriate answers.

Everything Should Know About Manaslu Trekking

The Manaslu trekking is gaining more popularity among the trekkers. It is a new trekking place in Nepal. The Manaslu trekking is less crowded when compared to other trekking destination in Nepal. It is the exclusive and stunning trek with the great view of the Mount Manaslu. In the Manaslu trek tour, the travelers will cross popular places such as Buddhist village, Budhi Gandaki River, forest, valley, Marsyangdi valley, and others.

Required permit for Manaslu trek

The Manaslu trekking is one of the restricted trekking regions in Nepal. The travelers need a trekking permit to access the Manaslu trekking route. The solo trekker is not allowed to trek in the region. At least two members are required to trek in the Manaslu. You can hire the best trekking company to get the trekking permit. They help you to get the permit quickly and hassle-free.

Best time for Manaslu Circuit trekking

When you are planning for the Manaslu trekking you should choose the right time. The spring and autumn are right seasons for the Manaslu trek. You should avoid the rainy season to trek in Nepal. In the rainy season, the trekking routes are danged by the rain and you can find some insects on the trek route. You can see different types of flower, birds, and animal in the Manaslu trekking.

Accommodation during Manaslu Circuit  trek

In the Manaslu trekking, every night the trekkers will stay in the local teahouse. Most of the teahouse is basic but comfortable. In the teahouse, you can find the common area for the relaxing, meals and others. You eat healthy and tasty food on the trekking tour. The trekkers stay warm and secure at overall the night.

Reason to choose Manaslu Circuit trekking

Most of the people are choosing the Manaslu trekking tour for their vacation due to some reason such as less crowded, avoid the need for the domestic flights, trekking is remote and others. Manaslu is the eighth tallest peak across the world. It is located more than 8160 meters above sea level. In the trekking tour, you can see the wildlife, forest, small villages, river, and others. You no need to bring the food, tents and other to the trekking tour. The Manaslu trekking tour is affordable than the other trekking tour in Nepal.
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Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour

Day 03: Kathmandu to Soti Khola (710m/2328ft) via Arughat (695m/2280ft) Duration: 8-9 hrs

Day 04: Soti Khola to Machha Khola (900m/2952ft) Duration: 5-6 hrs

Day 05: Machha Khola to Jagat (1340m/4395ft) Duration: 6 hrs

Day 06: Jagat to Philim (1700m/5576ft) Duration: 5 hrs

Day 07: Philim to Deng (2095m/6871ft) Duration: 5 hrs

Day 08: Deng to Namrung (2900m/9512ft) Duration: 5 hrs

Day 09: Namrung to Samagaon (3500m/11480ft) Duration: 6 hrs

Day 10: Acclimatization day at Samagaon

Day 11: Samagaon to Samdo (3690m/12103ft) Duration: 3 hrs

Day 12: Samdo to Dharmashala (4450m/14596ft) Duration: 4 hrs

Day 13: Dharmashala to Bhimphedi (3590m/11775ft) via Cross Larkya La pass (5220m/17121ft) Duration: 8 hrs

Day 14: Bhimphedi to Tilje (2300m/7544ft) Duration: 5 hrs

Day 15: Tilje to Chamje (1410m/4625ft) Duration: 6-7 hrs

Day 16: Chamje to Kathmandu (1337m) Duration: 8 hrs

Day 17: Farewell


Day 1
Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu

You will be welcomed at the airport by our staff and transferred to a hotel for check in. Our airport representative will explain further details of the program and answer your questions. Overnight stay at the hotel (breakfast included)

Day 2
Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour

Today, we start our sightseeing tour in the Kathmandu Valley which includes the cultural heritage experiences including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Pasupatinath Temple. Enjoy the artistic palace, culture, paintings, sculptures and a brief history of Nepal. Overnight at the hotel breakfast included.

Day 3
Kathmandu to Soti Khola (710m/2328ft) via Arughat (695m/2280ft) Duration: 8-9 hrs

Your Trekking guides will pick you up at 8:00 am. Then, we will start our 8 hours’ drive to Arughat. The first four hours to Dhading Besi, the district headquarters of Dhading (1050m), is on paved roads, but for the section to Arughat, we will be driving on a rougher surface. From Arughat we drive another 1.5 hrs to Soti Khola by public jeep. We will stay overnight at a guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

Day 4
Soti Khola to Machha Khola (900m/2952ft) Duration: 5-6 hrs

Today’s walk follows a constantly undulating trail mainly through woodland as we continue to head upstream along the Budhi Gandaki. We then descend to the wide, sandy riverbed and then continue along a winding mountain path overlooking the river. Stay overnight at a guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

Day 5
Machha Khola to Jagat (1340m/4395ft) Duration: 6 hrs

After crossing the Machha River and Khrolabesi, we will pass through the hot springs at Tatopani. The trail follows a forested area until we cross Dovan Khola. We then make our way to Budhi Gandaki Valley. As the elevation increases, the scenery undergoes a complete transformation, with white sandy areas along the riverside. Stay overnight at a guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

Day 6
Jagat to Philim (1700m/5576ft) Duration: 5 hrs

Day 6 on the Manaslu Circuit Trek includes relatively easy undulations. The trail continues to Jagat, a well paved village, and the non up the valley to Sirdabas, offering great views of the Sringi Himal. We then drop down to the river, cross a long suspension bridge and climb steeply up to Philim. In the afternoon, we’ll explore the village and surrounding hillside. Stay overnight at guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).A

Day 7
Philim to Deng (2095m/6871ft) Duration: 5 hrs

Here the trail will fascinate you with impressive waterfalls on either side of the valley. We pass Eklebhatti; head towards the river and cross it twice over suspension bridges. Then, we pass Euwa, traverse a small campsite and continue through the valley until we reach the village of Deng. Stay overnight at a guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

Day 8
Deng to Namrung (2900m/9512ft) Duration: 5 hrs

Today we will scramble steeply up onto a spectacular trail before descending to cross the river. We pass through some small settlements and then climb to an impressive valley. There we will encounter Mani stones (prayer stones) carved into wayside rocks – a sign that we are entering Tibetan territory. In the afternoon, we take a side excursion to the small settlement of Prok – a two hour round trip. Stay overnight at a guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

Day 9
Namrung to Samagaon (3500m/11480ft) Duration: 6 hrs

We’ll pass the stone gate and the long Mani stone wall of the village of Lho, with an astounding view of Peak 29 ahead. You can take a side excursion to Pungen Glacier in order to get a very close up view of Manaslu from here. The trial follows a lateral moraine of Pungen Glacier towards Sama. It takes a further 20 minutes to reach Sama Gompa for our night halt. Stay overnight at a guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

Day 10
Acclimatization day at Samagaon

This day has been set aside for acclimatization and you can opt for a full or half day walk. The full day walk is towards Manaslu Base Camp (approximately 6-7 hour round trip). Alternatively, there are half day walks either to the glacier across the valley or to Birendra Ta. Stay overnight at the guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

Day 11
Samagaon to Samdo (3690m/12103ft) Duration: 3 hrs

The Manaslu Circuit Trek now crosses grazing areas and gradually ascends the valley. Fantastic views of the mountains especially Manaslu are ahead of us as we reach Samdo (3860m), a Tibetan refugee village. This remote village is only a day’s walk from the Tibetan border. In the afternoon we will explore the village and surrounding hills. Stay overnight at a guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

Day 12
Samdo to Dharmashala (4450m/14596ft) Duration: 4 hrs

After crossing a couple of streams, we’ll reach the Larkya Bazaar. This is a village which thrived from trade with Tibet years ago. After a steady climb we will arrive at our lodge at 4450m. It is the last overnight before the pass. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

Day 13
: Dharmashala to Bhimphedi (3590m/11775ft) via Cross Larkya La pass (5220m/17121ft) Duration: 8 hrs

We will climb Cho Chanda and then slowly head uphill towards the steep snow covered pass. The panorama from the top is truly magnificent. You will see Himlung Himal (7126meter), Cheo Himal (6820meters), Gyagi Kung, Kang Kuru (6981meters) and Annapurna II (7937meters). The descent is steep as we pass through moraines to Bhimphedi. Stay overnight at a guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

Day 14
Bhimphedi to Tilje (2300m/7544ft) Duration: 5 hrs

With a gentle climb through paddy fields, we will head towards the small Karcha La pass. The trial descends through fig trees and rhododendron forests to Tilje. Stay overnight at a guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

Day 15
Tilje to Chamje (1410m/4625ft) Duration: 6-7 hrs

We’ll climb over a small ridge and enjoy the stone paved trail as it passes through a beautiful village. We then cross the bridge over Dudh Khola and climb up through a Chorten-shaped arch, pass a Mani wall and reach the village of Thonje. Here we need to go through a police checkpoint before continuing to Dharapani. We have entered the Annapurna circuit section from Dharapani. Further down, we come across Karte village and later cross a bridge over Marshyangdi Khola. We can examine the Mani walls before reaching the village of Tal, situated at the foot of a large waterfall. There is now a short descent to Chamje village. Stay overnight at a guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

Day 16
Chamje to Kathmandu (1337m) Duration: 8 hrs

We have reached the end of the Manaslu Trek and a local jeep will take us to Beshisahar. We then drive to Kathmandu in a private car. Stay overnight at the hotel (Breakfast and Lunch Included)

Day 17

Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight, a representative from the Nepal Adventure Pilgrimage, will take you to the airport and bid you farewell. You will take with you wonderful memories of a truly outstanding experience.

Trip Includes:

  • Airport Pick up & Drop
  • Twin sharing deluxe accommodation at Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Welcome dinner with culture show.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu Escorted with Guide
  • Transportation/Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation in tea house during trek
  • Trekking map Meals (Breakfast, lunch, dinner) in trekking
  • All necessary paper work and special Permit.
  • A First Aid and Eco trained & Government licensed holder English Speaking guide
  • (One Porter between each two clients while on trek)
  • Accommodation, meals, salary, equipment, transportation & Insurance of trekking staff
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
  • All government taxes.


  • International AirfareNepal Visa fee (US$ 40 per person for 30 days)
  • Lunch/Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Entrance fee in KathmanduMedical evacuation in case of emergency.
  • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)Tips, any expenses of personal nature, clients insurance
  • Soft/hard drinks
  • Expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. In such case extra will be charged as per actual
  • Anything not specified in cost include section
How can I get a visa for Nepal?

You can easily get your visa at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu. You need to have a passport size photo along with the original passport.

Is it safe in Nepal?

Yes, it is safe in Nepal. Over the past 10 years, Nepal has become the top traveling destinations in the world.

What is the best season in Nepal?

Spring and autumn are the best seasons to visit Nepal. According to data, Lots of travelers want to visit Nepal in September, October, March, and April.

What Kind of accommodation do I get during my trek?

It depends upon the routes that you are traveling. Teahouse has commonly used accommodation during the trek.

How often will I get a shower during the trek?

You can get the shower services but you have to pay. So, it’s up to your choice how many times you want.

What type of food do I get during the trek?

Dal and Bhat is a commonly used food that Nepalese used. Besides that, you can find basic restaurant items like Momo, Chowmin, Noodle, and fried rice.

Can I get a guide and porter for my trek?

Yes, you can hire a guide and porter for your trek. An experienced guide can charge a high amount of cost for their service.

Are there communication facilities during the trek?

You can get communication facilities in lots of places during the trek. You can get wifi services for enjoyment.

What is the language that a guide can speak?

Our guide can speak English, Chinese, Spanish, Hindi, and many more.

Do you arrange a private trip?

Yes, we serve both private and join the trip for Nepal.

Do I need to bring my sleeping bag?

Yes, you must carry your sleeping bag. You can buy or hire a sleeping bag in Kathmandu as well.

Do I need to have insurance?

You must have insurance. if you get sick, accidents, loss of your bags or luggage even missing flights it will help to recover.

How can I book my trip

You can book your trip by consulting one of our tour operators through email. S/He will help you for further process.

What language do they speak in Nepal?

The mother language of Nepal is Nepali. However, they can speak English and Hindi.

  • Reading/writing material
  • First-aid kit; should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea
  • Re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking if any particular
  • Wet wipes for cleaning can be purchased in Kathmandu.
  • Health requirements arranged
  • Money: cash/credit card
  • Down Sleeping bag provided by Nepal Adventure Pilgrimage  Trek in Kathmandu
  • Light weight Towel
  • Day pack (25-30 liter) to carry your personal needs during the day
  • Torch/flashlight – headlamp style is ideal
  • Insect repellent, sunscreen and lip balm
  • Refillable water bottle – Min 1 Liter Aluminum or Nalgene polypropylene are best
  • Warm Hat
  • Sunhat/bandana
  • Sunglasses
  • Gloves – wool or fleeced and gore tex
  • Scarf
  • Bag Liners to waterproof your bags (A duffel bag is provided to each trekker for trekking by Nepal adventure Pilgrimage  in Kathmandu)
  • Sewing Kit
  • Wind and waterproof Jacket & Pants
  • Comfortable and sturdy walking shoes (worn frequently prior to departure)
  • Socks: thick wool blend and thin cotton to be worn in combination – ensure boots fit such combination
  • Running shoes or sandals for evening
  • Wool jumper/sweater/fleece. Lightweight during summer, 1 heavyweight or 2 lightweights during winter months.
  • T Shirts 2 or 3
  • Shirt – Long Sleeved
  • Pants – lightweight long trousers (jeans are unsuitable)
  • Thermals upper and lower
  • Extra warm clothing during winter (December to March) layered clothing – thermals.

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Trip Facts

  • All ground transportation
  • 2-10
  • 5220 Meters
  • We will be staying at 3*** Hotel in Kathmandu, Hotel Mount View in Pokhara and Normal Hotel during the trek. All accommodations are on twin-shared basis
  • Breakfast In Kathmandu and all the meal During the Manaslu Circuit Trek
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Moderate
  • Nepal
  • During spring season (March to May) and autumn season (September to November).