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 path trekking experience.
  • See impressive scenery throughout the trek.
  • Experience a vibrant blend of Tibetan-Nepali culture & tradition.
  • Stunning views of snow-capped mountains, shimmering glacial lakes, and diverse flora & fauna.
  • See diverse flora and fauna.
  • Magnificent views of numerous Himalyan giants including Mt. Manaslu, Himlung, Cheo Himal, Annapurna II, Mt. Chuli and Larke Peak.

Manaslu Circuit Trek is an ideal trekking option for anyone looking for an off-the-beaten path trekking experience. Located in the western part of Nepal bordering Tibet, the Manaslu Circuit Trek will give you glorious views of Mt. Manaslu (8,163 m), the eighth highest mountain of the world. The Manaslu region was opened for trekking in 1992 and the trek provides spectacular scenery in a less frequented area. Even during high season, you will find only a handful of trekking groups in this region, so that the nature and culture of the region is preserved. The trail will provide you stunning views of snow-capped mountains, shimmering glacial lakes, and diverse flora & fauna.

Along with mesmerizing views, the Manaslu Circuit Trek is also known for its uniquely mixed Tibetan-Nepali culture. Tamang and Sherpa people reside here. During your trek, you will pass through several small villages that will provide an opportunity to glimpse into the daily lifestyle of these people. Even after a short period, you will be part of a wayu of life that is completely different from the rest of the world.

After a couple of days ascending from the the starting point of the trek at Sotikhola ,the trail divides, where the left trail follows the Budi Gandaki river on the regular circuit and the right trail is for the Tsum valley trek.This valley also has a unique Tibetan culture.

No doubt, the Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of the finest treks in Nepal. However, to go on a trek in this region, you must have special permission from the Nepal government as it is one of the restricted areas of Nepal. You will see amazing views of Himalayan mountains such as Mt. Manaslu (8,156 m), Himlung (7,126 m), Cheo Himal (6,820 m), Annapurna II (7,937 m), Chuli (5,895 m) and 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 species of bird’s here including the Himalayan Griffon, Golden Eagle, the Crimson Horned Pheasant 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 other than the scheduled Itinerary.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s), and driver(s).
  • Personal trekking gear.
  • 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 Includes' section.

Useful Information


Manaslu Circuit trek route:

Your adventurous Manaslu Circuit trek begins with a long scenic drive to Baluwa Bazar, Gorkha  from Kathmandu. From Baluwa Bazar, you will begin ascending through many small villages and dense forests and cross several streams while viewing beautiful waterfalls and the stunning mountain landscape. On the route, you will pass through Baprak, Laprak ,Singla ,Philim,  Deng, Namrung, Lho Gham, Samagaon, and reach Dharmasala.

The region is extremely rich in wildlife and this makes the journey even wild to some extent. You may see Himalayan thar, yak, and blue sheep. The region also includes a number of ancient monasteries, gompas, and chortens fastened with colorful prayer flags. From Dharmasala, you will trek to Bhimphedi by crossing the dramatic Larkya La pass and trek down to Chamje via Tilje where this adventurous journey comes to an end.

 Manaslu Circuit trek difficulty:

The Manaslu Circuit trek is a strenuous trek and several parts of the trail will provide yoy with a challenging off-the-beaten path trekking experience. 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 the Manaslu Circuit trek. The weather conditions are more stable at this time of year, which makes the journey more enjoyable.Snowland Adventure is a team of enthusiastic workers, so guest safety and comfort is our team's top priority. We will make sure that this trip will become a lifelong memory. For any other information regarding the Manaslu Circuit trek cost or Tsum Valley with Manaslu Circuit trek cost, map or itinerary, please feel free to contact us anytime.

Due to climate change, the weather in the mountains and  hilly regions has become more unpredictable. Because of this, we are facing some problems of bad weather, heavy rainfall, landslides, blocked highways and flight delays or even cancellations for a day. Sometimes, because of the road traffic, we are unable to arrive on time. It may happen at any time of the year because we cannot predict the weather conditions and other situations.Therefore, if possible, we would like to suggest adding an extra supplementary day before your return international flight. If everything goes well, you will have a beautiful day to visit any interesting place in the historical city.