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Manaslu Circuit Trek

Best Price
Price starting from $1,700
US $ 1,450 per person
17 days
Max. Elevation
Group size
1 - 20
All ground transportation as per itinerary
Best Season
March to May, September to November
3*** Hotel in Kathmandu and Lodge / Tea House during the trek
Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek
Starts at/ Ends at
Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Trip Route
Kathmandu - Machha Khola - Jagat - Deng - Namrung - Lo Gaon - Sama Gaon - Samdo - Dharmasala - Bhimphedi - Gho - Dharapani Village - Kathmandu


    • Explore the less-trodden and pristine Manaslu region.
    • Encounter diverse ethnic communities and their unique traditions.
    • Larkya La Pass - Cross the challenging pass for stunning mountain panoramas.
    • Traverse varied terrain, from lush greenery to high-altitude landscapes.
    • Explore glacial lakes and traditional villages.
    • Chance to see Himalayan wildlife, including snow leopards.


Manaslu circuit trek  is commonly considered one of the most difficult and challenging treks in Nepal. Manaslu  circuit supplants  the adventure-seekers with some unparalleled experience of  mountain climbing. Manaslu  trek offers the textures of rich cultural heritage of  the region with the unsurpassed natural beauty of the Himalayan Range.

Trekkers can also bear witness to the fascinating Tibetan culture that persists till the day  in the Manaslu region. Mount Manaslu is the 8th highest peak in the world with an altitude of 8156 meters. It is located along the border between Nepal and Tibet. It is believed that the word Manaslu was derived from a Sanskrit word  “Manasa” which infers  “soul” ; or intellect. Hence, Mount Manaslu is also commonly known as the Mountain of the Spirit.

Manaslu trek is one of the most delightful adventures you can imagine. It comes to you with  the wonderful opportunity to stroll around  the traditional villages, past the rivers and tress, bear witness to  the local people and culture. Finally, it is a portal  to  behold the majestic views of the Himalayan Mountain Range from a very close distance.

The trek might be quite demanding at times as it is physically challenging and strenuous. Nevertheles, real thrill comes with adventures . So , you wouldn’t  want to miss out on the opportunity of exploring Manaslu region.

Also, you will get all the perks of the trek when you reach the Larkya La Pass via Manaslu Circuit Trek. It is challenging and demands  physical fitness, good stamina and  mental strength.

The trek usually begins  right from Arughat, a small town in Gorkha district, and ends at Dharapani in the Annapurna region. Manaslu treks offers a unique but also challenging opportunity to explore the pristine and untouched beauty of Nepal.

Trip Itinerary

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, our representative will warmly welcome you and transfer you to your hotel. After settling in, you can take the opportunity to rest or explore the vibrant streets of Kathmandu, absorbing the unique blend of ancient history and modern energy that the city offers.

In the morning, embark on a guided tour of Kathmandu's UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Swayambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. These sites showcase the rich cultural and historical heritage of Nepal. The afternoon is at your leisure, allowing you to further explore the city or relax and prepare for your upcoming trek.

Your Manaslu Circuit Trek officially begins as you leave Kathmandu and embark on a scenic drive to Machha Khola. The journey takes approximately 7 hours, offering glimpses of rural landscapes, terraced fields, and traditional villages. Machha Khola, situated at an altitude of 900 meters, is your first overnight stop on this adventure.

The trek commences today as you follow the trail along the Budhi Gandaki River. Passing through picturesque landscapes, small settlements, and lush forests, you reach Jagat at an altitude of 1,340 meters. The village showcases traditional architecture and provides a glimpse into the local way of life.

Continuing along the Budhi Gandaki, you trek to Philim village and further to Deng at an altitude of 1,860 meters. The trail takes you through terraced fields, bamboo forests, and charming villages. Philim, with its traditional houses, is a cultural highlight, and Deng offers a peaceful setting for the night.

Ascending through forests and picturesque landscapes, the trail leads to Namrung at an altitude of 2,900 meters. The views of the surrounding mountains become more impressive as you gain altitude. Namrung is a charming village with traditional houses and is an ideal place for acclimatization.

The trek continues through alpine terrain as you make your way to Lo-Gaon at 3,180 meters. The village is surrounded by stunning mountain vistas, providing a serene atmosphere for your overnight stay. The cultural richness and hospitality of the locals enhance the overall trekking experience.

As you trek towards Sama-Gaon, you enter a region with Tibetan influences. The trail offers breathtaking views of Manaslu and other snow-capped peaks. Sama-Gaon, at an altitude of 3,500 meters, is a Tibetan-influenced village with monasteries and traditional architecture, providing a unique cultural experience.

Take a well-deserved rest day in Sama-Gaon for acclimatization and exploration. You can visit the local monasteries, interact with the residents, or undertake a short excursion to nearby viewpoints for stunning views of Manaslu and the surrounding Himalayan range.

Leaving Sama-Gaon, the trail takes you to Samdo at an altitude of 3,690 meters. The trek provides captivating views of Manaslu and the neighboring peaks. Samdo is a traditional Tibetan village, and the evening offers a chance to immerse yourself in the local culture and hospitality.

Today's trek leads to Dharmasala, also known as Larkya Base Camp, at an elevation of 4,450 meters. The shorter trek allows for acclimatization and preparation for the challenging ascent to the Larkya-La Pass. Dharmasala is a basic campsite, providing the necessary facilities for trekkers.

A challenging day awaits as you ascend to the high point of the trek, the Larkya-La Pass, at an elevation of 5,106 meters. The pass offers breathtaking panoramic views of Manaslu, Himlung, Cheo Himal, and other peaks. Descending from the pass, you reach Bhimphedi at 3,590 meters, where you rest for the night.

Descending further, the trail takes you through picturesque landscapes to the village of Gho at 2,535 meters. The trek offers a change in scenery, with terraced fields and traditional villages dotting the route. Gho provides a peaceful environment for your overnight stay.

Continuing the descent, you trek to Dharapani village at an altitude of 1,820 meters. The trail passes through charming villages and forests, offering a pleasant journey. Dharapani is a gateway to the Annapurna region, and the village reflects a blend of both Manaslu and Annapurna cultures.

Today marks the end of your trek as you drive back to Kathmandu. The journey takes approximately 8 hours, providing time to reflect on the incredible experiences of the Manaslu Circuit Trek. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you'll be transferred to your hotel, where you can relax and reminisce about the diverse landscapes and cultural encounters.

Enjoy a free day in Kathmandu for individual activities and relaxation. You may choose to explore more of the city, shop for souvenirs, or simply unwind. It's a perfect opportunity to reflect on the journey and savor the memories before your departure.

On the 17th day of the tour package, you will return to your country via the International Airport in Kathmandu ending the 17-day-long Manaslu Circuit Trek.

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    • All arrival and departure transportation from the airport to hotel and vice versa.
    • Accommodation in a Three-Star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast included.
    • A guided tour of Kathmandu.
    • All necessary permits for trekking
    • Full board during the trek, which means meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
    • The trek includes a guide and porters, who will receive daily wages, meals, accommodation, transportation allowance, and medical insurance (only for field staff/porters).
    • A group dinner upon arrival or departure, with a briefing about the trek.
    • A comprehensive medical kit carried by our guide during the entire trek.
    • Private vehicles for sightseeing tours based on the group size, accompanied by a city guide.

Doesn't Include

    • Nepal visa and medical/travel insurance are not included.
    • Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara and personal expenses like laundry are not covered.
    • If you prefer a single room in Kathmandu or during treks (where available), there's an additional cost.
    • Emergency evacuation, whether by any means of transportation or helicopter service, is an extra expense.
    • You need to bring your personal trek gear, including sleeping bags, duvet/down jackets, and kit/duffel bags.
    • Additional snacks, refreshments, and drinking water are at your own cost.
    • If you have to return early from the trek due to personal reasons or sickness, you'll need to cover the extra expenses yourself (can be claimed from your insurance).
    • Bring a personal medical kit based on your doctor's advice.

Frequently Asked Questions

Altitude sickness is a potential concern due to the high elevations. Proper acclimatization, hydration, and awareness of symptoms are crucial.

The highest point is the Larkya La Pass, reaching an altitude of approximately 5,106 meters (16,752 feet).

Yes, the Manaslu Circuit is generally considered safe for trekking, but trekkers should be aware of altitude risks, weather conditions, and follow safety guidelines.

Manaslu is popular for its remote and less crowded trails, rich cultural experiences, challenging terrain, and pristine landscapes, attracting trekkers seeking a unique Himalayan adventure.

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