Manaslu Circuit Trek

Duration: 15 Days
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Difficult
  • Trip Style: Trekking
  • Transport: As per Itinerary
  • Food: Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner(BLD)
  • Accommodation: Hotel & Guest house
  • Group Size: Min 1 Pax
  • Max Elevation: 5,160 m
  • Best Time: March - May & October - November


  • Adventurous trail and off-the-beaten trekking experience
  • Trek in one of the remote parts of the Himalayas
  • Get to see wonderful landscape throughout the trek
  • Pass by fine villages and terraced farms
  • Experience rich culture and unique lifestyle of the locals
  • Reach the base of eight highest mountain in the world, Makalu Base Camp
  • Cross difficult Larkya La Pass
  • Witness several Himalayan mountains

About Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu Circuit Trek is an off-the-beaten trekking package that leads to the remote Manaslu region amidst high Himalayan mountains and break-taking scenery. You will be reaching the base of the world's eighth highest mountain, Manaslu Base Camp. During the trek, you get to see stunning views of the Himalayas like Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and many other mountains. Become part of this adventurous journey that will offer you a lifetime journey.

During the Manaslu Circuit trek, you pass by lovely villages and dense forests where you get to see diverse vegetation. As the elevation increases, the view and experience both get exotic. You will cross challenging Larkya La Pass (5,125 m) and traverse the region. On the trail, you get to see Hindu and Tibetan-style Buddhist villages and spectacular views of Budhi Gandaki River. Along with beautiful nature, you get to experience the rich culture and lifestyle of the locals. People here live completely different lives from other parts of Nepal and are fascinating enough to look into it. Become part of this awesome journey with us, we will make sure you enjoy every second of the trip and go back home with a pocket full of memories.


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One of our team members will pick you up from the Airport terminal gate and take you to the hotel. We have booked everything for you in advance. Relax for a few hours, and later, meet other team members over welcome dinner offered by the company.

  • Meals: Welcome dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel

We have kept this day to allow you to prepare for the trip. The day begins with a short guided sightseeing tour of a few monuments like Boudhnath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, etc. In the afternoon, you meet with your trek guide and go through your gears as well as a packing list. 

  • Meals: Breakfast only
  • Accommodation: Hotel

The day begins early and you drive to Lapubesi. It is going to be a long drive along a bumpy road. During the drive, you get to see beautiful views of mountains, terraced fields, and lovely waterfalls. 

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse

The trek begins with walking along the bank of the river. You then cross a few suspension bridges and log bridges on the way. At Dawa take a small lunch break and move towards Khorlabeshi. 

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse

The trail crosses Khorla Besi and leads you to the Tatopani, where you will find natural hot spring. The trail then ascends and crosses a suspension bridge over Budhi Gandaki River. From you, you descend and cross one more suspension bridge and reach Jagat. 

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse

The trail ascends to a rocky ridge and leads you to Salleri. The trail moves to Sirdibas and passes long suspension bridge to reach Philim. Further, the trail passes through terraced fields and you reach Ekle Bhatti. Taking a short lunch break here, you trek through lush forest of Bamboo, cross a stream, and arrive Deng. 

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse

The trail will be a little tough today. On the way, you pass by several mustard fields and lovely waterfalls. Further, you trek and come across several stones carved with Buddha's image. You trek through lush forests of rhododendron, cross wooden bridges, and ascend through pine forest to reach Namrung.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse

Crossing a bridge over Budhi Gandaki, you pass by houses and farming fields. The trail changes its vibe and ambiance to Tibetan culture and language. Trekking through dense forests of oak, rhododendron, and fir, you pass through the stone arch and reach Lihi. Enjoying striking views of Mt. Manaslu and Naike Peak, you trek and cross a small stream. The trail from here leads you to Lho Gaon.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse

The trail offers amazing views of mountains like Mt. Hiunchuli, Peak 29, and Ngadi Chuli. Passing through Shyala village, you ascend and descend to a stream. The trail then moves along the side moraine of Pungyen glacier. The trail passes through many chortens and slowly ascends crossing a difficult crest. Further, passing by Thosang Khola, you drop down to a moraine and trek through widespread fields that reach Sama Gaun.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse

Today is acclimatization day so that your body can adjust to the increased altitude. You explore the village and go on a short hike to nearby places. There is also an option to hike to Manaslu Base Camp or Birendra Lake. Later, in the day, you also ascend to the Pungyen monastery located at the south of SamaGaon. 

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse

Following the Budhi Gandaki River, you will cross a suspension bridge and pass through mani walls as well as lush juniper forest. The trail slowly leads you to Samdo, a beautiful yak herding village, where you will see animals more than humans.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse

This is another rest day in Samdo. You will again stroll around the village and go on a short hike to nearby places. You will have a good opportunity to look into the daily lifestyle of the locals and experience their practices.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse

Today is going to be a short trekking day. Passing through many monasteries, you will cross a bridge over Budhi Gandaki River and reach Larkya Bazar. From here, you ascend along a moraine and reach Dharamsala past mani walls & stones.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse

It is going to be a long and tough climbing day. Enjoying amazing views of Larke Peak and Cheo Himal, the trail ascends on a steep and icy path through Larkya Glacier to take you to Larkya La Pass. From the pass, you get to see outstanding views of many Himalayan mountains. Further, the trail descends to Bhimthang for a night stay.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse

Trekking along the rushing Dudh Koshi River, you will cross a wooden bridge and trek through a dense forest of pine & rhododendron. On the way, you will get to see many animals like jackanapes, sheep, horses, and birds. The trail then passes through the landslide area and looking at captivating views of mountains, you get reach Gho village.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse

From Gho, you ascend and reach Tilije. From here, the trail further ascends to a small ridge and passes through stone-paved paths & many beautiful villages. You will then cross a bridge over Dudh Khola, and climb through a chorten-shaped arch and mani wall to reach Thonje village. Further, the trail passes through Dharapni and descend to Tal.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse

It is going to be a long drive today. After having breakfast, you begin driving towards Beshisahar. From here, you continue driving towards Kathmandu enjoying scenic views.

  • Meals: Breakfast & lunch
  • Accommodation: Hotel

Today, you can spend the day as per your wish. Visit nearby tourist sites and explore the bustling streets of Thamel. Dine-in a fine restaurant and enjoy your last day in Kathmandu. In the evening, you will have a farewell dinner organized by the company.

  • Meals: Breakfast & farewell dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel

The day begins early. You get ready to check-out of the hotel. Our team member will move you to the Airport according to your flight departure time.

What's Included

  • Airport pickups/drops in a private vehicle

  • 3-Star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast

  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek

  • All meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner with tea & coffee) during the trek

  • Welcome and farewell dinners

  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary

  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek guide and assistant guide (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)

  • Porter service 

  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation

  • Down jacket and sleeping bag if you need (to be returned after trip completion)

  • Free Ascent Trails T-shirt, cap or duffel bag

  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (MCAP, TIMS)

  • Medical kit (carried by your trek guide)

  • All government and local taxes

What's Excluded

  • Airfare of international flights

  • Nepal entry visa fee (Visa issuance on arrival in Kathmandu)

  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except for the welcome & farewell dinner)

  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars during the trekking

  • Any personal expenses like laundry, charging, etc

  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations, etc

  • Extra transportation out of the itinerary program

  • Any additional staff other than specified

  • Rescue, repatriation, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses

  • Travel Insurance and helicopter rescue

  • Wallie-talkies & filming permit (if any special camera or walkies-talkies are taken on the journey)

  • Personal trekking gears

  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies or satellite phone & Internet expenses

  • Tips and gifts for staff 

  • Any extra services or products or offers or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary

  • Any other item not included in the “COST INCLUDES” section

Useful Info

Why go on Manaslu Circuit Trek with us?

Our years of expertise and ethics make us a perfect travel partner who will not only take you to your destination but also bring you back safely. We are a team of active climbers and trekkers who have been mapping trails of Himalayas for a long time. We are glad to offer our extensive and professionally designed Manaslu Circuit Trek package. With us, you will not only travel but get to know in-depth about the region and make lifelong memories.

Manaslu Circuit Trek map

Have a look at our professionally designed Manaslu Circuit Trek map to know more in detail about the route. The map shows all the villages, where you will be spending the night along with major highlights near the villages.

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) Symptoms & Prevention

Manaslu Circuit Trek takes you above 5,000 meters from the sea level, which involves chances of altitude sickness. Usually, trekkers suffer from high altitude sickness if their body does not properly acclimatize. Therefore, we have included ample rest days in our itinerary to prevent AMS.

Read below to know more in detail about altitude sickness symptoms & preventive measures:-

Symptoms of altitude sickness

  • Difficulty in sleeping
  • Dizziness or light-headedness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Shortness of breath with exertion

Preventive measures

  • Include an adequate number of rest days in the itinerary
  • Keep yourself hydrated
  • Do not drink alcoholic beverages
  • Do not gain more than 500 meters in a day
  • Try to spend the night in lower altitude
  • Acclimatize properly at a lower altitude
  • Inform your guide immediately if any of the symptoms you see
  • Do not push yourself

Manaslu Circuit Trek difficulty

Manaslu Circuit Trek is a difficult trek. You need to trek for 5 to 7 hours a day on a rugged, steep, forested path. As the altitude will increase, trekking becomes even more challenging due to thin air. There are many ascends and descends that you have to overcome on the way. Good health, strong stamina, determination, and physical fitness is needed to go on this trek.

Best time to go to Manaslu Circuit Trek

Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) is known as the best time to go on Manaslu Circuit Trekking. The region has the most stable weather and clear sky during this time of the year. Moreover, spring welcomes numerous flora and autumn celebrates various festivals.

Seasons like Monsoon and Winter is not a good time to go on this venture due to heavy rainfall and extreme cold. Months from June to September fall under monsoon, whereas December to February falls under winter.

Accommodation during Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu Circuit Trek 19 Days is a teahouse trek. The tea houses are run by locals. The room is normally sold on a twin-sharing basis. Small size, few pieces of furniture, and usually common washrooms are available. The room is not insulated, therefore the dining area acts more like a common space, where you can warm up yourself and spend some time.

Food & Water on Manaslu Circuit Trek

The meals will be served as the menu of the teahouse. The menu has a good variation in the lower elevation. However, as the altitude increases, the menu gets limited and more expensive. Among all the dishes dal bhat tarkari is the most filling and affordable ones that can keep you going throughout the day. While camping, food will be cooked and served by our trained porters.

Water is available in every teahouse. You can carry water purification tablets for extra safety. Make sure to carry 2L of reusable water bottles that can last you throughout the trail. We highly encourage you not to buy plastic water bottles in the way as it will help to reduce the waste.

Tailor-Made Options

We do offer the tailor-made option for Manaslu Circuit Trek. The routes and the number of days are made as per your requirements. This service is a good option for group trekkers. Offering tailor-made service allows us to provide the best service to our guests and meet their needs. Get in touch with us to design your custom itinerary. best

Environmental Practices

Our company believes in running eco-friendly tours, treks, & expeditions. Born and raised amidst nature, we are highly protective of it. During our trip, we tend to use environmentally-friendly gears, and also encourage our guests to not litter the region. Along with that, we also work closely with the locals and help them improve their lifestyle.