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Trip Facts
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Mode of Trip Lodge/ Tea house
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Trek Grade Moderate to Adventurous
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Highest elevation 5,200m / 17,060 ft
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Trek duration 16 Nights & 17 Days
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Season Sep/Dec and Feb/ Jun
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Group Size 2+


Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of the most stunning hiking routes in the Nepal Himalayas for discovering authentic culture and savoring the unrivaled alpine beauty with a wide variety of flora and animals.

Manaslu Trek is a virgin area been opened for trekkers in just last two decades due to its sensitive border with Tibet, which is just mere distance from high Manaslu valley of Sama and Samdu villages.

Manaslu  Circuit Trekking is  a great combination adventure from semi-tropic temperature to alpine forested area to remorseless ice-fields and glaciers of arctic terrain at Larkya-la. This marvelous trek ends at the famous and popular Annapurna Circuit Trekking listed as world top Ten Adventure Destinations.

During the Manaslu hike, you might get a chance to see an incredible view of Manaslu-Boudha-Himal- Chuli. This extends to Ganesh Himal towards east and Annapurna Himalaya in the west. On this trek explore varied range of culture of Hindu religion in the low and mid hills to Tibetan culture interwoven of Buddhism religion on higher areas of Manaslu.

The Manaslu Circuit Trek-17 days starts with an overland drive on the nice highway and then on the rough scenic road to reach Soti-Khola. We will continue our trekking toward the high Manaslu Valley by crossing the villages of Jagat-Dyang-Logaon and Samagoan. You could see a close view of Manaslu which is the world’s 8th highest peak at 8,163 m. In addition, you could get a chance to learn and experience Tibetan Buddhist culture.

Our adventure continues over high Larkya-la pass to reach at Dharapani around Manang area where this fabulous Manaslu Circuit trek concludes with a drive back to Kathmandu.

Why You Choose Manaslu Circuit Trek?

You should go on the Manaslu circuit trekking because you won’t want to miss the attractions of the trek like:

  • Best remote trail in Nepal
  • Amazing Cultural Experiences: Unique cultural blend of authentic Hindu and Tibetan-style Buddhism
  • Pristine Budhi Gandaki River valley
  • Eye-catching views of the eighth highest peak in the world, Mt. Manaslu and it’s neighboring peaks
  • Crossing Larkya La pass, 5153 meters
  • Unspoiled ecosystem and biodiversity
  • Peaceful trekking environment
  • Enticing natural sceneries
  • Safe trekking Read More , 10 Reason Why you should go Manaslu Circuit Trek?

Manaslu Trek Route

The Manaslu trek route  begins with a drive to Arkhet Bazar from Kathmandu. Soti Khola is the starting point of the trek. The traveler’s then trek through Machha Khola and trek along the Budhi Gandaki River to reach Jagat. From Jagat, the trek rapidly ascends to Deng.

The Buddhist prevalence begins as the trek heads to Ghap. Going pas numerous monasteries on the way, the next destination is Samdo after spending a day at Samagaon for acclimatization. Following the pristine trails under the Manaslu Himal ranges, the trek reaches its culmination at Larkya pass at an astounding height of 5,160 meters from the sea level. Descending along numerous glaciers, the destination is Bimthang followed by Gho and Dharapani. The journey finally ends as the drive from Dharapani heads to Kathmandu.

Manalsu Trek Altitude Variation

As the journey starts at Arkhet Bazar which is at a pretty low height of 608 meters above the sea level, the altitude varies a lot throughout the trip. It is a strenuous trek which requires travelers to be in good physical health. The trekkers pass through various villages such as Jagat (1340 meters), Ghap (2397 meters) and Samagaon (3530 meters) finally making their way up to the Larkya Pass (5160 meters) which is the highest point of the trip. The trek gains massive altitude within a span of a few days and the vegetation, wildlife and cultures vary accordingly as well.

Best Time to do Manaslu Circuit Trek

The time between mid-September to mid-December is arguably the best time for Manaslu circuit trekking. Along with this, the time between March to late May is the second-best time of the year for Manaslu trekking.

These times are the most popular times because they have the best climatic conditions. The best weather and mild temperature create the best environment to trek. Also, the distant sceneries will be at their best during these times.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Difficulties

Crossing the Larkya Pass, 5125 meters, is a challenging thing during Manaslu circuit trek. Due to its high altitude, climbing and crossing the pass is tough. You are at a risk of altitude sickness. Also, the pass remains covered in snow and ice during winter and hence remains closed. Likewise, crossing the pass in monsoon is also tough.

Arranging the permits. You need a special permit called the restricted area permit for Manaslu Circuit trekking. Obtaining the permit requires different terms, conditions and procedures. We can help you arrange your permits if you’d allow us to.

There are some landslide prone areas on the trek route. Walking through these areas means you’re walking with high risk. The area on the trek route between Khorla Besi to Tatopani and on the stretch from Dobhan to Yaru are the areas with risks of landslide.  Read More Manaslu Circuit trek difficulties

Manaslu Circuit  Trek Permit Cost

Special Manaslu Permit:     December to August $ 75  Per person for 7 Days  and  September to November $ 100 Per person
Annapurna Conservation fees :  NPR :3000 per person
Manaslu Conservation fees:       NPR 3000 Per person

Manaslu circuit trek is a restricted area trekking in Nepal. You will need three trekking permits to trek in the region. They are the Manaslu restricted area permit, Manslu Conservation Permit and Annapurna Conservation Permit,  The slow trekkers can;t get permit,  For this trek, required minimum 2 trekkers.

If you are trekking to Tsum valley also, then you will require the Tsum valley permit. Also, if you have any plans on joining the Annapurna trekking route while returning, you need to get a TIMS card.


Manaslu Circuit Trek itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu (1,396 m.)

Upon your arrival, proceed to the outside of airport terminal, our representative will wait for you to take you to the hotel which taking around 20 minutes. Please look for your name which will be shown on signage. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Accommodation   –  3 Star
Meals – Yeas

Day 2

Free Day and prepare Permit

Free day till we make your permit, and we need your original passport to make permit. Overnight hotel.

Accommodation- Hotel – 3 star
Meals – Breakfast , Dinner

Day 3

Drive to Soti-Khola 730 m via Arughat by Bus – 07 hrs journeys.

An early morning start for a long drive to begin this adventure to Manaslu Circuit towards warmer areas around Nepal North Mid West, passing farm villages and towns as the drive reaches at Arughat a large town within district of Gorkha near Buri-Gandaki River which flows from the glacier of Manaslu. From here transfer on a jeep or similar type vehicle for few hour drive on dirt road to reach Soti-Khola for overnight stop, a small farm village by the Soti-khola (stream).

Transportation – Bus
Meals :- Breakfast, Lunch, \dinner
Accommodation: Lodge  / tea house

Day 4

Trek to Machha-Khola 930m – 06 hrs.

From Soti-Khola starting our first day walk following Buri Gandaki River upstream, then crossing over Nuali-khola with views of beautiful waterfalls, walk leads on stone steps to reach Machha-Khola for overnight stop, Machha-Khola means “stream with fishes”.

Meals :- Breakfast, Lunch, \dinner
Accommodation: Lodge  / tea house

Day 5

Trek to Jagat 1,410m – 06 hrs.

After Macha-Khola, walk to Khorla Beshi a small farm village from here on winding path reaching at Tatopani “Hot Spring” an opportunity for a hot bathe, after a nice stop walk continues passing Dovan and Yaruphant villages, and finally walk ends at Jagat village after crossing a short suspension bridge, a moderate size village with shops and stores.

Meals :- Breakfast, Lunch, \dinner
Accommodation: Lodge  / tea house

Day 6

Trek to Dyang 1,800 m – 06 hrs.

From Jagat, walk leads higher following Buri Gandkai River, then across small farm villages of Sidibas Bazaar, from here a short climb with downhill to cross a bridge reaching at Nagjet, then climb to Philim village, a large spread out farm village, from Philim trek onwards through terraces of golden wheat’s and barley, as the climb reaches a rocky ridge top and into bamboo forest area and finally ending at Dyang village for overnight stop, from here air gets cooler where Tibetan culture villages starts.

Meals :- Breakfast, Lunch, \dinner
Accommodation: Lodge  / tea house

Day 7

Trek to Ghap 2,160 m – 04 hrs

After Dyang altitude gains slowly, entering high Himalayan alpine area, walk continues with a descend towards Bihi Bazaar, a small village near river side, from here onward with much Tibetan culture, walk leads on gradual trail with few short ups and down till Ghap village is reached for overnight stop.

Meals :- Breakfast, Lunch, \dinner
Accommodation: Lodge  / tea house

Day 8

Trek to Lho-Gaon 3,180 m – 06 hrs.

From Ghap village on pleasant trail along the bank of Buri Gandaki River, crossing the river through scattered small farm villages with cultivated farm fields of barley, wheat and millets then reaching at Numrung village with super North Face views of Mt. Manaslu, walk continues passing few villages of Banjham, Lhi and Sho, then altitude gains with an hour climb to Shrip village, from here few hours of good walk to Lho-Gaon for overnight stop.

Meals :- Breakfast, Lunch, \dinner
Accommodation: Lodge  / tea house

Day 9

Trek to Samagaon 3,530 m – 05 hrs

After Dyang and Lho-Gaon, altitude gains to cooler temperature, where tree lines drops for few shrubs, juniper bushes and Juniper trees, walking gradually on a nice trail with views of snow capped peaks and finally reaching a large village of Samagaon, which lies on route to Manaslu base camp.

Meals :- Breakfast, Lunch, \dinner
Accommodation: Lodge  / tea house

Day 10

Rest day in Samagaon for acclimatization.

A perfect place with right altitude for rest day, necessary for acclimatization before heading higher area and over Larkya-la pass, on this free day hike around interesting Sama-Gaon villages.

Meals :- Breakfast, Lunch, \dinner
Accommodation: Lodge  / tea house

Day 11

Trek to Samdo 3,860 m – 05 hrs

Morning walk leads towards Samdo village located on route Tibet border, the local visits into Tibet for trade been on line of trading since hundreds of years. Here you can find many Chinese goods, Our morning walk starts with slow climb on barren dry country with views of stunning peaks, walk finally reachin gat Samdo for overnight stop.

Meals :- Breakfast, Lunch, \dinner
Accommodation: Lodge  / tea house

Day 12

Trek to Dharamsala / Larkyaphedi 4,460 m – 04 hrs

Today a short day walk to Larkya phedi / Dharmasala crossing rivers, heading towards more dry and barren country, trek to Larkya phedi is not tough except for high altitude walking with few short ups and downs and then completing morning walk at Larkya phedi, at the base of Larkya-la pass, afternoon free at leisure for short hike after having lunch.

Meals :- Breakfast, Lunch, \dinner
Accommodation: Lodge  / tea house

Day 13

Cross Larkya la 5,214m and to Bimthang 3,720 m – 08 hrs.

A tough and long day, starting early morning to reach on top of Larkya-la pass at 5,214 meters, walk leads on a long steep climb with amazing views of surrounding hills and valley and Mt. Manaslu, Larkya peak, Bouddha Himal, Himalchuli and of Peak 29. After a tiring climb reaching on top of the pass, the top ridge festooned with Buddhist prayer flags. From here with short rest and catching amazing views then a long descend leads back into green forested area to Bimthang for overnight stop, after a hard long day walk.

Meals :- Breakfast, Lunch, \dinner
Accommodation: Lodge  / tea house

Day 14

Trek to Tilje – 5 -6 hrs

Trek to Tilje – 5 -6 hrs
After a tough trek of previous day, today a leisure easy walk on downhill , It start with a gentle climb through paddy fields towards the small Karcha La pass and descends through fir tree and rhododendron forests to Tilje.

Meals :- Breakfast, Lunch, \dinner
Accommodation: Lodge  / tea house

Day 15

Trek to Chamche, 1,420 m -5 – 6 hrs.

Descending through Tilje village with beautiful stone paved route, cross the suspension bridge over the Dudh Khola. The trail then climb up through a chorten-shaped arch entering into Thonje village. then l continue towards Dharapani and then to Karte village. After crossing a bridge over Marsyandi Khola we will head towards the village of Chamche.

Meals :- Breakfast, Lunch, \dinner
Accommodation: Lodge  / tea house

Day 16

Chamche to Beshishar by Local Jeep then Kathmandu by Bus

A last day in the Himalayan mid hills after breakfast drive on the dirt road for few hours passing through several farm villages and to the large town of Beshishar the headquarter of Lamjung district from here on the good road to Kathmandu with an interesting scenic drive then finally reaching at Kathmandu after completing this mesmerizing awesome adventure with Adventure Great Himalaya.

Meals :- Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Lodge  / tea house

Transportation – Jeep
    Hotel _            3 star

Day 17

Transfer to the airport and departure from Nepal to your destination

Our representative will transfer you to Kathmandu International Airport for your way back to your country.

airport transfer

Cost Include / Exclude

Service Include

  • Airport/ Hotel/ Airport Transportation
  • 3 Nights 3 star Hotel in Kathmandu including Breakfast
  • Meals in Trekking  (13 Breakfast,  14 Lunch and 13 Dinner) including Tea / Coffee
  • Necessary Trekking Permit and  Company necessary paper works
  • All The transportation by Private jeep
  • Lodge to Lodge  Accommodation In Mountain
  •   One English speaking , Government license Holder Trekking Guide .
  • Trekking Porter : Carry Your Lugguage, One Porter between 2 Members
  • Guide, Porter insurance, Meals, accommodation and well paid salary
  • Trekking Equipment: Sleeping bag, Down Jacket ( refundable after the trek)
  • Oxe -Meter- To Check your oxygen saturation and heart rating
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Adventure Certificate.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • All government taxes & Vat and Company Service charge
  •  Farrell Dinner

Service excluded

  • International airfare and Nepal entry visa fee
  • Personal travel insurance and  rescue Evacuation  encase  of Emergency
  • Lunch Dinner in Kathmandu.
  •  All Bottle of drinks,  Hot chocolate, WI-Fi, recharge all electronic device like mobile, camera
  • Tips

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Meals on Manaslu Cirucit Trek

The Manaslu Circuit Trek includes tea houses along the trail where you will have your meals. These tea houses offer you the Nepalese “Dal Bhat” delicacy for lunch and dinner. Dal Bhaat is a staple dish found in most Nepali homes. It is served for dinner and lunch in these teahouses. It is a balanced diet, providing enough energy for long trekking hours.


The tea houses also offer other cuisines like noodles, momo, dumplings, thukpa, etc. There are plenty of varieties of hot beverages, including tea, coffee, garlic soup, hot lemon, etc. Besides, trekkers should also carry protein bars, chocolates, and other snacks for instant energy during the trek.

Accommodation On Manaslu Cirucit Trek

During the Manaslu Circuit Trek, the teahouses and lodges along the trail serve as your primary accommodation. These accommodations are not fancy at all. You will stay in a basic facilities room with a bed and blanket. Moreover, it would be best to carry sleeping bags as the blankets provided might not be enough during the night.


Besides, there are squat-style toilet facilities, and you will have to bring your toiletries. The tea houses provide meals and a warm place to stay. However, you should book all your accommodations in advance as they can get packed, especially in the peak seasons. In case the tea houses are full, you will have to share a room with fellow trekkers.

Manaslu Trek Transportation

Transportation is quite a challenge in these high-altitude trails with remote landscapes,   Trekkers will get transferred to the  Sotikhola The starting point of this Manaslu Circuit trek , There are option of Transportation that travels can chose either taking Local Bus or Private 4*4 Wheel jeep .  The Local Buses are cheaper than Private Jeep. however,  Adventure Great Himalaya Highly Recommended  and offer Private jeep ,


Travel With  Private Jeep is More Comfortable, wide Seat and safety your luggage.  The private Jeep can travel faster than a local bus. The local buses stop Everywhere and  pick up , Drop the Local  passengers.   The Road  from Kathmandu to Tari Beshi  is nice road, it takes 4, 5 hours  drive after that continue to Sallyan Tar, Arughat to Sotikhola is a tough road.


Manaslu Circuit Trek Travel insurance

Travel insurance is another essential factor to consider in this trek in the Manaslu Circuit. This is a high-altitude trek that has many risk factors. Hence, you should get proper travel insurance covering all aspects before starting your tour.


The travel insurance package must cover various aspects of the trek. This must include emergencies like accidents, acute mountain sickness, injuries, loss, property theft, and others. Since most travel insurance does not cover above a certain altitude, you must ensure that the travel insurance package covers altitudes above 4000m. Hence, you should also get yourself proper travel insurance before this trek.

Guide / Porter for Manaslu Circuit Trek

The guides and porters are essential for any trekking journey. There are excellent professional guides available for this Manaslu circuit trek. They provide you with guidance through navigation along the trail. Moreover, they will also keep you safe and comfortable on the journey. Hence, you will have an excellent time trekking in the region.

The guides also serve as a companion and help you interact with the locals by working as a translator. You should go through a complete background check and ensure that they have many years of experience.

f you hire Porters will take the weight of your back as they carry your luggage along the trails. This will allow you to trek the challenging terrains without any hassle. They can carry upto 20kg – 25kg.


Tipping is not much of a custom in Nepal. However, professional trekking guides and porters generally expect to get tipped at the end of the trip. The tip amount generally depends upon the total cost of the trip, type of trip (solo or group), duration, and others.

Moreover, tipping is entirely upon your choice. The general tradition is to tip one day’s cost or around 10-15 percent of the total cost. On average, the tip amount is about $5 per day and $2 to $4 per day for your guides and porters, respectively. Group trekkers can tip around $10  and $5 per day for guides and porters. Besides that, you can also tip cooks, service workers, restaurant workers, etc., during the trek.

Trekking Equipment

Trekking equipment are  very important while you are trekking. if you don;t have in your home, you can rent or buy in Kathmandu. see below  suggested list of trekking gear.
Trekking Equipment

Manaslu Circuit Trek Map

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