Manaslu Circuit Trek

Duration: 16 Days    Based on 9 Reviews
Trip Details
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Trekking
  • Transport: By Bus
  • Food: Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner(BLD)
  • Accommodation: Teahouse/guest house
  • Group Size: 2-12
  • Max Elevation: 5160M.
  • Best season: Autumn (last September to November) and Spring (mid-March to mid-May)


  • Off-the-beaten trekking experience.
  • Get to see impressive sceneries throughout the trek.
  • Experience a vibrant blend of Tibetan-Nepali culture & tradition.
  • Stunning views of snow-capped mountains, shining glacial lakes, and diverse flora & fauna.
  • Come across wildlife like Himalayan Griffon, Golden Eagle, Kalij, Himalayan Griffon, Koklass Pheasants, Blood, & Impeyan, the Crimson Horned Pheasant and Himalayan and Tibetan Snow Cocks.
  • Witness magnificent views of Mt. Manaslu, Himlung, Cheo Himal, Annapurna II, Mt. Chuli, Larke Peak.

Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of the ideal trekking options for anyone looking for off-the-beaten trekking experience as well as solidarity. Located in the western part of Nepal bordering with Tibet, Manaslu Circuit Trek will present you glorious view of Mt. Manaslu (8,163 m), the right highest mountain of the world. Trekking in Manaslu region was opened in 1992 AD. Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of the few treks in the Himalayas of Nepal that will present you spectacular sceneries while the trail is less trodden. Even in the peak time of the year, you will find a handful to no trekking groups in this region, which has also preserved the nature and culture of the region. The trail will present you stunning views of snow-capped mountains, shining glacial lakes, and diverse flora & fauna.

Along with mesmerizing views, Manaslu Circuit Trek is also known for its uniquely mixed Tibetan-Nepali culture. People from Tamang and Sherpa resides here. During your trek, you will pass by several small villages that will present your chance to look into the daily lifestyle of these people. Even for a short period of time, you will be part of a human civilization who are completely different from the rest of the world. During your Manaslu Circuit Trek, you will get an opportunity to reflect into yourself and find your inner beauty & potentiality. After couple of days ascend from sotikhola (the starting point of the trek) ,the trail divide in to two different way. One the left which follow Budi Gandaki river is the circuit regular trail and the right hand side one is for the Tsum valley trek.This valley also have a unique culture and the Tibetan, lifestyle with popular monastery.

No doubt, Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of the finest treks of Nepal. However, to go on a trek in this region, you have to take special permission from the Nepal government as it is one of the restricted areas of Nepal. You will witness jaw-dropping views of Himalayan mountains like Mt. Manaslu (8,156 m), Himlung (7,126 m), Cheo Himal (6,820 m), Annapurna II (7,937 m), Chuli (5,895 m), Larke Peak (6,476 m). This region has rich diversity including nineteen different types of forests, mostly Himalayan blue pine, and Rhododendron. You will find 110 rare species of bird’s here including Himalayan Griffon, Golden Eagle, Kalij, Himalayan Griffon, Koklass Pheasants, Blood, and Impeyan, the Crimson Horned Pheasant and Himalayan and Tibetan Snow Cocks.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01Arrive in Kathmandu
  • Day 02Trek Preparation or Sightseeing as an option
  • Day 03Drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola
  • Day 04Soti Khola to Macha Khola
  • Day 05Macha Khola to Jagat
  • Day 06Jagat to Deng
  • Day 07Deng to Namrung
  • Day 08Namrung to Lho
  • Day 09Lho to Samagaun
  • Day 10Acclimatization day at Samagaun, Hike to Manasulu Base Camp (4845m/15895ft) and return
  • Day 11Samagaun to Samdo
  • Day 12Samdo to Dharamsala
  • Day 13Dharmasala to Bhimthang via Larkya La (5106m/16751ft)Pass
  • Day 14Bhimthang to Tilje
  • Day 15Tilje to Jagat or Syange
  • Day 16Drive back to Kathmandu

What’s Included

  • Airport pickup/drop by a private vehicle.
  • All ground transportation on a private vehicle as per the Itinerary.
  • Standard accommodation in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast as per Itinerary.
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek as per Teahouse menu.
  • Welcome and farewell dinners.
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle.
  • English-speaking government-licensed guide and assistant guide.
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits.
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS).
  • Porter service.
  • Free trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map to take back with yourself.
  • Down jacket & sleeping bag provided by Snowland Treks & Expedition (to be returned after trip completion).
  • Staff expenses (salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation).
  • First aid kit.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Extra official expenses.
  • International Airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Nepalese visa fee.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain due to any reason than the scheduled Itinerary.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s), and driver(s).
  • Personal trekking gears.
  • Personal expenses (alcoholic drinks, hot & cold drinks, phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.).
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the Price Include part.

Useful Information


Manaslu Circuit trek route:

Your adventurous Manaslu Circuit trek begins with a long scenic drive to Baluwa bagar, gorkha  from Kathmandu. From Baluwa bagar, you will begin ascending through many small villages and dense forests crossing several streams, beautiful waterfalls along with the view of stunning mountains and landscape. In the route, you will pass by Baprak, Laprak ,Singla ,Philim,  Deng, Namrung, Lho Gham, Samagaon, and reach Dharmashala.

The region is extremely rich in wildlife and this makes the journey even wild to some extent. You might get to see Himalayan thar, yak, and blue sheep. And, the frequent presence of ancient monasteries, gompas, and chortens fastened with colorful prayer flags will balance out the emotion of the trip. From Dharmashala, you will trek to Bhimphedi crossing thrilling Larkya La pass and trek down to Chamje via Tilje where this adventurous journey comes to an end.

 Manaslu Circuit trek difficulty:

Manaslu Circuit trek is a strenuous journey in the northern part of Nepal. Several parts of the trail will let you experience off-the-beaten trek experience that means the trail is challenging. Anyone with previous trekking experience can easily go on this trek. You will need to have good physical fitness and health.

Best time to go on  Manaslu Circuit trek:

March to May and September to November is the best time to go on  Manaslu Circuit trek. The weather condition will be more stable during this time of the year, which makes the journey more joyful.Snowland adventure is the team of enthusiastic workers so our guest's safety and comfort is our team's first priority. We will make sure, with us, this trip will become the lifelong memory of your life.For any other information regarding  Manaslu Circuit trek cost or Tsum Valley with Manaslu Circuit trek cost,map  Itinerary, please feel free to contact us anytime.

Due to global warming the weather into the mountain and  hilly region has changed unusually. Because of this, we are facing some problems of bad weather, heavy rainfall, land side, highway blocked, flight delayed or even cancelled for a day. Some time because of the road traffic, we couldn't arrive on time. It may  happen any time of the year because we can't predict the weather condition and other situation.Therefore, if possible, we would like to suggest adding an extra supplement day before your international flight. If everything is going well, you have a beautiful day to visit any interesting place in the historical city.