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Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu Circuit Trek
  • Max Altitute:Larkya Pass 5206Mtr.
  • Price:****
  • Difficulty:Hard
  • Duration:15 Days

Manaslu Circuit Trek

Trip Overview

Manaslu Circuit Trek is the ultimate trek to the rural and unexplored part of the Himalayas. It lies in the Lamjung district on the east of the Annapurna Region. It is a remote and off-the-beaten-path trek. Thus, the trekker can witness the organic natural scenery of the place and explore its unique culture and traditions. This region is well protected from the impact of the outside world for centuries. It is protected under the name of the Manaslu Conservation Area (MCA). Along with that, the mountain scenery of the place will make the trek worth it. The trek starts from the capital, Kathmandu takes you to an altitude of 5125 m (Larkya Pass) from sea level.

In addition, Manaslu is named after the mountain, Mt Manaslu(8163 m) which is the 8th tallest mountain in the world. While trekking in the Manaslu region you will visit rural areas like Jaga (1410m), Deng(1804m),  Namrung(2630m),  Samagaon(3530m), Samdo(3860m), etc. The Show-capped mountains like Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Himchuli, Mt. Ganesh, and Larkya La Pass are the major attractions of Manaslu Circuit Trek. Simply it is the 14-day trek that will enlighten you about the beautiful part of the Himalayas which has been hardly explored. Being in the Himalayan region may seem slightly challenging but with willpower and proper preparation, you will be able to enjoy the trek to the fullest.

Trekking to the Himalayas itself is difficult but the motivation to witness nature that is not seen by others is a different thrilling experience. The trek offers a rough and barren land structure complemented by rivers, waterfalls, difficult rocky cliffs, a long and heart-skipping bridge, etc. And the greenery effect of Gurung villages with rice and millet farming will melt anyone’s heart.

Contact  us at:

Kathmandu Office014514568,9851237317 (Whatsapp)
Pokhara Office014514568,9801177317 (Whatsapp)
Mail us athikeontrek@gmail.com
Location of Kathmandu officeBhagawanbahal, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Location of Pokhara OfficeStreet No. Four Pokhara Lakeside

Related: Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek

Highlights of Manaslu Circuit Trek:

Manaslu Circuit Trek
Manaslu Circuit Trek

The Manaslu Circuit Trek is a captivating adventure that takes trekkers around the eighth-highest mountain in the world, Mount Manaslu. This 14 to 16-day trek offers a diverse range of landscapes, from lush green valleys and terraced fields to high-altitude mountain passes. One of the highlights is the dramatic views of Manaslu itself, standing at 8,163 meters, as well as other prominent peaks like Himalchuli and Ganesh Himal. The trek leads through remote villages, allowing trekkers to experience the rich cultural heritage of the region, with traditional Buddhist monasteries, prayer wheels, and unique customs.

Moreover, the challenging Larkya La Pass at 5,160 meters provides a thrilling ascent and rewards trekkers with panoramic mountain vistas. The trail also offers encounters with diverse flora and fauna, including rhododendron forests and elusive wildlife. The Manaslu Circuit Trek provides a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural immersion, and a sense of accomplishment, making it a truly memorable journey in the heart of the Himalayas.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Itinerary:

DayActivity
01Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
02Drive from Kathmandu to Maccha Khola (1410m): 8-9 Hours
03Maccha Khola to Jagat (1410m): 6-7 Hours
04Jagat to Deng (1804m): 6-7 Hours
05Deng to Namrung (2630m): 6-7 Hours
06Namrung to Samagaon (3530m): 6-7 Hours
07Samagaon to Samdo (3860m): 4-5 Hours
08Rest day at Samdo (3860)
09Samdo to Dharamsala/Larkya B. C (4460m): 4-5 Hours
10Dharamsala to Bimtang (3590m) through Larkya Pass (5125 m): 8-10 Hours
11Bimtang to Tilije (2300m): 5-6 Hours
12Tilije to Beshi sahar
13Beshi Sahar to Kathmandu: 8-9 Hours drive
14Sightseen half-day free time
15Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport for your final flight departure

You can also ask our team for a customized Itinerary if you have a big team of trekkers.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Cost:

The package provided by Hikeontreks for the Manaslu Circuit Trek is a 15-day itinerary. The price mentioned in the table below covers all your transportation, accommodation, and food costs. Besides this, you all have to carry extra money for your personal expenses like tipping the staff or buying any gifts. Hikeontreks is a renowned and well-experienced trekking agency so with all this experience we are able to bring this trek at the mentioned best price. The cost also includes the cost of the guide. But if you are planning the Manaslu Circuit Trek without a Guide then you have to watch out as the trek is a moderately difficult trek. It may cost you less but your safety will be at risk all the time. So we suggest you choose an experienced guide for the journey and enjoy this thrilling adventure to the fullest.

 Cost for Manaslu Circuit Trek 
No of PeopleCost for Person(USD)
1 pax****
above 2 person****
If you are looking for only service then we provide it for only ****. Services include a potter guide, all local transport by bus, all government permits, and insurance for a Nepali guide.

Note:  According to Trekking Terms and Conditions, if the client cancels the booking of the trek then the refund policy is as given:

• After booking The Trek if an Individual Gets un-well and Cancels his/her trip Before 1 Day of the Scheduled Date Company will Charge 60% of the Trip amount as a Cancellation fund.
• After booking The Trek if an Individual Cancels his/her trip Before Arriving here in Nepal Due to any reason Company will Charge 20% of the Trip amount as a Cancellation fund. (Note: if an individual Postpones the trip No Cancellation change will be taken)
• After the trip is started and if an individual cancels the trip in between Due to any region (Medical, Personal, etc.) no refund will be offered. The full Trip cost will be charged by the company.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Difficulty:

Manaslu Circuit Trek -snow
Manaslu Circuit Trek -snow

The Manaslu circuit trek is a challenging trek. So it will be a little easier if we have prior experience in trekking. We will be traveling to the highest altitude. This risk of suffering from altitude sickness. Thus we should take medicines and follow proper preventive measures to be safe and healthy. The guide will guide you on the difficult path and also advise you on different foods to eat to prevent altitude sickness. The trek is approximately 170 km long in distance and you should be physically sound to complete it. We must carry safety gear and equipment. Also, our agency will provide proper information about that equipment.  In contrast, treks are usually difficult but if you have the hunger to experience such adventure then you can do it. And don’t forget our health comes first so examine yourself if you are fit for the trek or not.

Trek with Sherpa Guide:

Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of the most difficult treks. Hence for safety measures, you need to have an experienced guide with you. The weather can’t be predicted all the time and difficulty can occur anytime. That is why we provide you Sherpa guide. These guides have more than 20 years of experience in the trekking field. They are the guides who are certified by the Nepal Mountaineering Association. Thus, with their supervision, you can complete this trek with less difficulty. Mr. Yakpu Sherpa is one of our experienced guides who is a registered guide by the Nepal Mountaineering Association.

  We also provide special Trekking and Tour Guides. They are listed below:

  • Specific Language Guide for City Tour (70 $) Per Day.
    English Guide for city Tour (50$) Per Day.
  • Trekking Specific Language Guide (50$) Per Day.
    English Guide for Trekking (35$) Per Day.
  • Potter Guide for Trekking (25$) Per Day.
    Support/Potter Staff for trekking (20$) Per Day

Above above-mentioned rates For Guides include Daily wages and Gear and Equipment and do not include Insurance and Ground transportation Fees. Also, you can learn about the gear and equipment for the trek from our blog Trekking Essential. 

Manaslu Circuit Trek Route:

The Manaslu Circuit Trek is a mesmerizing 15-day journey that takes you through diverse landscapes, picturesque villages, and challenging mountain passes. Starting with your arrival in Kathmandu, you’ll be warmly welcomed and transferred to your hotel for an overnight stay. The adventure officially kicks off with an 8-9 hour scenic drive to Maccha Khola, marking the beginning of your trek. As you traverse through picturesque villages like Jagat, Deng, Namrung, and Samagaon, you’ll witness the rich cultural heritage and stunning Himalayan landscapes. The trail offers breathtaking views of Mount Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and other peaks. Rest days in Samdo and Dharamsala allow for proper acclimatization, enhancing your overall trekking experience.

The highlight of the trek comes as you conquer the formidable Larkya Pass at 5125 meters, offering panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. The journey continues through Bimtang, Tilije, and finally reaches Beshi Sahar, where a vehicle awaits to drive you back to Kathmandu. The following day, you’ll have the opportunity for a half-day sightseeing and free time before concluding your remarkable adventure. You’ll be transferred to Tribhuvan International Airport for your final departure, bringing an end to this challenging yet rewarding trek in the Himalayas.

Manaslu Trek Best Time:

Manaslu Circuit Trek route
Manaslu Circuit Trek route

The best time to trek the Manaslu Circuit is during the spring (March, April, and May) and fall (September, October, and November). During these months, the weather is generally mild and clear, with little rain or snow.

Spring:

Spring is a beautiful time to trek the Manaslu Circuit, as the wildflowers are in bloom and the trees are starting to green up. The weather is also generally mild, with temperatures ranging from 5 to 20 degrees Celsius (41 to 68 degrees Fahrenheit). However, it is important to note that the weather can change quickly in the Himalayas, so it is always important to be prepared for all conditions.

Fall:

Fall is another great time to trek the Manaslu Circuit, as the weather is still mild and the skies are clear. The leaves on the trees are also changing color, adding to the beauty of the scenery. However, it is important to note that the nights can be cold at higher altitudes, so it is important to pack warm clothes.

Summer and Winter:

The summer months (June, July, and August) are the monsoon season in Nepal, so it is best to avoid trekking the Manaslu Circuit during this time. The trails can be slippery and there is a high risk of landslides. The winter months (December, January, and February) are also not ideal for trekking the Manaslu Circuit, as the weather can be very cold and there is a high risk of snow and ice on the trails.

How to Book Manaslu Circuit Trek:

It is an important task to choose the best and most experienced agency to book the trek. Along with cost, we should consider our safety while planning the trip. Hikeontreks have a decade-long experience in trekking and it provides all the treks at a better price. Also, it chooses the best accommodation for the trekkers for a comfortable journey. Thus for booking this amazing trek, you can contact us through Viber and WhatsApp (9851237317,9801177317) for further details. You can also mail us at hikeontrek@gmail.com. Furthermore, you can call us at our offices in Kathmandu (014514568) and Pokhara (061458550). Also, check our other trekking packages like Rolwaling Valley And Tshorolpa Glacier Lake Trek, Manaslu- Tsum Valley & Larke Pass Trek, etc.

We also provide various festival offers like Dashain-Tihar Offer, Eid Offer, Christmas Offers, etc. So feel free to ask us about it while doing an inquiry. You may get lucky and get the package at a very attractive price.

Detailed Itinenary

Day 01: Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu and transfer to hotel:

You will possibly be arriving at any time in Kathmandu. Our representative will receive you with a warm welcome and help you get transferred to the hotel. Further trip details, plans, and programs will be provided to you. You will be staying overnight in the Hotel.

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Maccha Khola(1410m):8-9 hours drive

From Kathmandu, you will be heading towards Soti Khola-Place from where the trek begins. You will ride through Kathmandu-Pokhara Highway and from Malekhu you will be heading towards Dhading Beshi. From Dhading Beshi you will ride off-road all the way to Arughat and further traveling on that rough road you will finally reach Soti Khola. It’s about 8-9 hour drive from Kathmandu. You will be staying overnight in the lodge.

Day 03: Maccha Khola to Jagat (1410m):6-7 Hours

From Maccha Khola, hiking through a narrow trail, ascending minor ups, and making some descends you will reach Khorlabesi. After some ascending and descending you will reach Tatopani where you can enjoy the shower in Hotspring. Trekking further through more ridges and crossing suspension bridges and ascending through well-crafted stairs you will reach Dobhan. Crossing some more suspension bridges, ascending some more steeps, and walking on ridges through Tharo Bharyang, crossing Budi Gandaki you will finally reach Jagat. You will be staying overnight in the lodge.

Day 04: Jagat to Deng (1804m): 6-7 Hours

Hiking through several villages, climbing through rocky ridges, and crossing several suspension bridges you will reach – a beautiful large Gurung village. Crossing fields the trial enters George, further descending through grassy land slopes, crossing Rivers, and passing through the bamboo forest you will finally reach Deng. It takes about 6-7 hours to reach Deng from Jagat. You will be staying overnight in the lodge.

Day 05: Deng to Namrung (2630m): 6-7 Hours

You will then take a brief walk from Deng and cross the Budhi Gandaki and a gentle ascend will lead you to Rana. From there you ascend for a while and then head west to Budhi Gandaki valley. The trail passes through forests and painted Mani stones and a corner from where you will reach Ghap. Then take the trail through Prok village which allows you to witness the beautiful view of Siring Himal and follow the river, crossing it at many places and passing through dense forests and Gompas along the way, and finally crossing the river at a gorge, the trail becomes leveled and after the last steep ascend, you will reach Namrung. It will be about 6-7 hours trek. Namrung is the best viewpoint for Siring and Ganesh Himal (7422m) as well as Mt. Himal Chuli (7893m). You will be staying overnight in the lodge.

Day 06: Namrung to Samagaon (3530m): 6-7 Hours

From Namrung, ascending through a forest you will reach Lihi. Further, crossing villages like Sho, Lho, and Shyala you will finally reach Samagaon. On the way, you will spot paths decorated with Chorten and pass by barley terraces. Mesmerizing Himalayan landscape and view of Mount Manaslu, Ganesh Himal along with large glaciers will be accompanying you. It takes about 6-7 hours to reach Samagaon from Namrung. You will be staying overnight in the lodge.

Day 07: Samagaon to Samdo (3860m): 4-5 Hours

From Samagaon, you will descend down to Budi Gandaki. Crossing Budi Gandaki the Larkya la trail passes through several mani walls. The trail then goes all the way above the river passing through forests of Kermo Kharka. Finally, descending a little and crossing the Budhi Gandaki on a wooden bridge and climbing steeply onto a promontory between two forks of the river you will reach a stone arch from where you can view a large white. Passing through Kani you will reach Samdo. It takes about 5-6 hours to reach Samdo from Samagaon. You will be staying overnight in the lodge.

Day 8: Rest day at Samdo (3860):

Today is another day for proper acclimatization. You will be exploring the village and hiking around to adapt to the altitude. Moreover, You will hike a little up to get a spectacular view of the mountains around Manaslu.

Day 9: Samdo to Dharamsala/Larkya B. C (4460m): 4-5 Hours

From Samdo, you will walk down the edge, cross the wooden bridge over Budi Gandaki, and begin ascending uphill. Upon crossing two streams and witnessing the Larkya Glacier you will pass the valley of the Salka Khola. On further ascending you will reach the stone guest house Dharmshala in Larke Phedi (4460m). It takes about 4-5 hours to reach Samdo. You will be staying overnight in the lodge.

Day 10: Dharamsala to Bimtang (3590m) through Larkya Pass (5125 m): 8-10 Hours

Today you will be passing through the highest pass of the whole trek route the Larkya Pass (5125 m). Crossing the highest Larkya Pass can be difficult but the Himalayan view and breathtaking adventure while crossing it make an effort worth it. From the pass, you will encounter outstanding views of Himlung Himal(7126m), Cheo Himal(6820m), Kanguru(6367m), and the huge Annapurna II(7937m). In the following trial further to Bimtang, you will be walking through low pastures with the evening mist coming in with Mt. Manaslu(8163m) looming close by will be an overwhelming experience. You will be staying overnight in the lodge.

Day 11: Bimtang to Tilije (2300m): 5-6 Hours

From Bintang, you will walk further to Bimthang Ridge which offers great views of Mt. Manaslu(8163m), Lamjung Himal(6983m), Himlung Himal(7126m), and Cheo Himal(6820m). Descending further and crossing a high pasture ( Kharka) followed by a bridge over Dudh Khola and finally hiking through a rhododendron forest and following a trail through a narrow valley you will reach the highest cultivated land of the valley at Karche, 2785 meters. Then you will follow the trail all the way to the village of Gho. Walking further a while you will finally reach Tilije Village. You will be staying overnight in the lodge.

Day 12: Tilije to Beshi sahar:

On this day we will walk for 2 hrs to Dhara Pani and after that, we will be driving to Beshi Sahar by vehicle. Then you will have the free time of the day to visit Annapurna and Tilicho Lake as an option. As it is the second last day of the whole trek we will rest and relax and reenergize ourselves for the next day’s journey.

Day 13: Beshi Sahar to Kathmandu: 8-9 Hours drive

From Beshi Sahar, the district headquarters of Lamjung district you will drive to Kathmandu. Beshi Sahar is the starting point of the Annapurna Circuit Trek. It is a 7-8 Hours drive from Besisahar to Kathmandu.

Day 14: sightseen half-day free time

Day 15: Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport for your final flight departure

 

Trip Info

1. What's Includes

  • Pick up and transfer by car from Airport-Hotel-Airport.
  • 3 nights standard hotel accommodation.
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the trek.
  • Local lodges accommodation during the trek.
  • Government licensed guide, plus experienced porter ( including their food, salary, accommodation, equipment, medicine & insurance).
  • All local transportation by bus as per the itinerary. (Jeep driving from Arughat to Sotikhola, Dharapani to Besisahar, and  bus from Besisahar to Kathmandu)
  • All necessary permits and entry fees including a Trekking permit to Manaslu.
  • Medical kit box.
  • Rescue assistance.
  • All government taxes.
  • Our service charge.

2. Doesn't Includes

  • Necessary equipment (sleeping bags, down jackets etc)
  • Meals in Kathmandu.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa fee ($40).
  • Your travel insurance (should include your medical and rescue).
  • Any personal expenses.
  • Any kind of hot & Cold drinks
  • Staff & driver tipping.

Trip Highlights

Manaslu Circuit Trek Highlights

  • Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Arughat and Beshisahar to Kathmandu
  • The remarkable cultural blend of Tibetan and Nepalese people
  • Pristine Budhi Gandaki Stream Valley
  • Incredible perspectives of Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Himchuli, Mt. Ganesh, and others
  • Larkya La pass (5153m/16901ft) crossing
  • Tibetan culture of Nuri individuals
  • Broadened untainted biological systems
  • Walking through tropical green slopes secured with pine and oak backwoods toward the start of the trek

This is to our Estimate itinerary however depending on your time and interest, can be extended to your desired place.
Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the cost include.

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Important Info

Frequently Asked Questions on Manaslu Circuit Trekking

  • How much Does the Manaslu circuit trek cost?

Even though this trek is a restricted area trek in Nepal it is not as expensive as you thought. This trek is cheaper than the Everest base camp trek, however, it would be a little more expensive than the Annapurna base camp trek and Langtang Valley trek. The Manaslu circuit trek cost is the best and most favorable cost price for you. Please contact us on the above details for pricing-related info.

  • Do I need a special trekking permit to do the Manaslu circuit trek?

since it is a restricted area trek in the Manaslu region, all trekking activities in that region are regulated by the Government of Nepal. Hence, you will need a special trekking permit for this trek. Leave that to us. We will manage everything for you.

  • Do I need a Manaslu trek guide in the compulsion to do this trek?

As per the rules of NTA(Nepal Tourism Board) in 2023, it is compulsory to have a trekking guide for the Manaslu Region. The guide compulsion is brought to make your trip safe, secure, and memorable with certified guides.

 

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