Manaslu Circuit Trek - 14 Days

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Manaslu Circuit Trek
  • Maxium Altitude
    5160M
  • Difficulty Level
    Strenuous
  • Trekking Season
    March to May and September to December

Overview

Manaslu Circuit Trek is regarded as the best all-around trek in Nepal and it’s on the Great Himalayan Trail. Its other name is green tea- house trek. During the trip to Manaslu, we get to marvel at the magnificent views of snowy Mt. Manaslu (8163m). The eighth tallest peak in the world, located squarely in the heart of the Nepalese Himalaya ranges. The low-to-high range of altitudes presents you with the varied flora and fauna of this region. The total distance of the Round Manaslu trek is 177 km.

The Manaslu Circuit Trek is a popular trek in Nepal that takes you around the Manaslu mountain. The trek starts in the town of Arughat, which is about a 7-hour drive from Kathmandu. And follows a route through the Manaslu Conservation Area, passing through forests, meadows, and high mountain passes. The highlight of the trek is the visit to the Larkya La pass, which is located at an altitude of 5106 meters and offers stunning views of the Manaslu mountain and the surrounding Himalayas.

The walk takes around two weeks. However, many tourists opt to extend their stay for further exploration and acclimatization. The prime seasons for the Manaslu Circuit Trek are from September to November and from March to May, characterized by clear and dry weather. Nonetheless, trekking at other times is feasible; however, weather unpredictability and snow-covered trails may pose challenges.

Challenging trek

The Manaslu Circuit Trek offers beauty, culture, and adventure in a challenging yet rewarding journey. Along the way, trekkers can enjoy the local culture and hospitality of the Gurung people, who are the indigenous residents of the region. The trek showcases diverse flora and fauna, including rhododendron forests and rare bird and animal species.

Why Manaslu Circuit Trek In Nepal?

Adventure, cultural immersion, and breathtaking scenery may all be found on Nepal’s Manaslu Circuit Trek. Trekking here offers an unforgettable experience because of the breathtaking views of Mt. Manaslu, the varied flora and wildlife, and the opportunities to interact with Gurung villages. Trekking via isolated Himalayan regions and difficult mountain crossings is made possible by the route’s lower blocked nature as compared to other well-known treks. In the heart of the Himalayas’ beautiful environment, this journey appeals to those looking for a combination of cultural experience and physical challenges.

Major attractions of Manaslu Circuit Trek

  • Beautiful views of the eighth-highest peak in the world, Mt. Manaslu.
  • Interactions with the vibrant cultures of the Gurung people along the way.
  • Meet a variety of animals and plants that are exclusive to the Himalayan area.
  • Hike along hard mountain routes such as Larkya La Pass.
  • Experience the peace and quiet of mountain lakes like Birendra Tal.
  • Discover hidden Himalayan communities such as Samagaon and Samdo.

Tips for Round Manaslu Trek

Additionally, the trekker needs to note that trekking at altitudes above 3000m/10,000ft is more demanding on the body than walking at lower elevations. One needs to have good cardiovascular fitness to go on this trek. We will start our trek with the drive to Arughat from Kathmandu and follow the Budhi Gandaki River northwards to reach the village of Deng.

The trail now takes you high above the river giving us views of the Manaslu Massif. However, much of this trek involves walking on mountain trails. The Annapurna’s Thorung La (Pass) is not the same degree of challenge as Manaslu’s Larkya La. It is in the almost permanent shadow of Manaslu’s north face and that results in more severe snow conditions. There are a few places where unbelievably beautiful and awesome scenery can be sightseeing.

Additionally, the best time for Manaslu Circuit Trek are March to May in spring season and September to mid-December during the autumn season. It is not suggested to go trek in monsoon season.

Travel Insurance for Manaslu Circuit Trek

You should comprehend over the span of treks in remote parts of Himalayan nations like Nepal may bring a characteristic hazard because of awful climate condition, avalanche, and surge and so on which is outside our ability to control can cause genuine damage and demise. Please check our travel insurance page to get more detail information.

Permits Required for Round Manslu Trek

Trekking Infromation Management System(TIMS) card, Manaslu Conservation Area Project(MCAP), Annapurna Conservation Area Project(ACAP) and Restricted Area Permit are the essential permits for Manaslu Circuit Trekking.

Mountains Treks Nepal Pvt. Ltd. welcomes all of you with a thankful heart as we have created a systematic schedule for the Manaslu circuit trekking and we have 16 Days Manaslu Circuit Trek Itinerary. Moreover, we have similar Manaslu Trekking packages that might be quite easier but almost all activities would be similar to, Tsum Valley Trek and Manaslu with Tsum Valley Trek.

Trip Highlights

  • A challenging but rewarding trek through the stunning Manaslu region of the Himalayas
  • Breathtaking views of Manaslu (8,156 meters) and other peaks
  • A variety of landscapes, including forests, meadows, waterfalls and high-altitude passes
  • An opportunity to learn about the local culture and way of life in traditional villages
  • A chance to spot wildlife, including Himalayan thar and blue sheep
  • A trek that takes 12-16 days to complete, depending on the route and pace
  • Involve into the amazing unique culture, tradition of Nepalese influenced by Tibetan culture
  • Lovely alpine, juniper and also rhododendron forests
Guaranteed Departures

ALL INCLUSIVE PRICE

$1285

1475
USD

-12%
13 Nights 14 Days

Group Discounts Available

No. of Persons Price Per Person (USD)
1 Pax $ 1395
2 - 6 Pax $ 1285
6 - 15 Pax $ 1225

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    Detailed Itinerary

    Height: 1,350m/4,428ft

    After arriving at the Tribhuwan International Airport, you will be greeted by a representative of Mountain Treks Nepal who will drop you off at your hotel. You then check-in at the hotel, freshen up and take a rest. In the evening short brief and Plan instructions about your trek. Overnight in Kathmandu.

    From Kathmandu, we drive through the lower regions of the Himalaya via the town of Arughat Bazaar in the Burhi Gandaki Valley .overnight at Machhi Khola (890m) a lodge( 7/8 hours drive)

    We walk through backwoods of bamboo and rhododendron and after that area where the trail moves high over the waterway to arrange profound chasms, previously touching base at a wide and open piece of the valley. Here we register with a tea house in the town of Jagat (1410m)

    We walk through terraced hillside on an undulating trail. We cross the river on a suspension bridge at Nugget to climb to Nyak. From here the trek continues to the Gurung village of Deng (1860m), a superb viewpoint for the peaks of the Shringi Himal to the northeast. We overnight in a Tea house at Deng.

    Downhills to the Rivers we cross toward the east bank before continuing with the north. We navigate an extremely emotional segment of the chasm as the River turns towards the west and we achieve the Buddhist town of Ghap (2040m). Intersection now toward the south bank, we keep on Namrung (2630m) where there is a check post. Overnight in a lodge

    Walking consistently we enter the alpine zone and get our first views of Manaslu North. Our lodge tonight is in the village of Lho (3150)

    We are surrounded by the frigid pinnacles of Kutang Himal toward the north east and Manaslu toward the south west. We pass the town of Shala before achieving Sama Gaon (3520m) which has a Gompa with amazing perspectives of Manaslu. We check in with one of the lodge of this town.

    We have a shorter day today, ascending to the last changeless settlement in the valley at Somdu (3860m.). This is as high as we can go for now until the point when we are better acclimatized to the new elevation.

    An important day for acclimatization and also a welcome rest day at Somdu. It is also possible to climb above Samdu to a viewpoint peak overnight at the lodge with Tibetan village.

    Passing tough the trail to the Gya La, a centuries old trading route into Tibet, we ascend to Duwang (4450m) also known as Dharamsala. There is a basic lodge here or we may opt to stay in tents.

    A major day however with the reward of panoramic view of the Himalaya as we move to the Larkya La (5135m) and descend to Bimthang (3855m.) Overnight in a hotel.

    We have panoramic views of Manaslu and Annapurna II as we descend through the villages of Kharche, Gho and Tilje to reach Dharapani (1963m), where we joined the Annapurna Circuit trail. Overnight in a lodge in Dharapani.

    From Dharpani we drive on a rough road by 4X4 vehicles as far as the large town of Beshisahar and Drive back to Kathmandu (9/10 hours).

    Height: 1,350m/4,428ft

    Since it’s your last day in Nepal! After breakfast,  walk around the Thamel. Last minute shopping.  Preparing for departure. Transfer to the  Kathmandu International airport for final departure. From your hotel, we will suggest you that leave before three hours to the  Kathmandu international for departure.

    Have a safe journey and visit Nepal again. It was good to work with you.

    Trip Includes


    • 14 days Trips, 12 of which included 3 meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
    • Airport pickup and drop.
    • Accommodation during the trekking.
    • Two nights’ accommodation (2* categories) in Kathmandu with Breakfast.
    • A cup of tea every morning during the trekking.
    • Kathmandu to Machhi khola and Dharapani to Kathmandu ground transportation by private vehicle.
    • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (8 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and accommodation.
    • Manaslu Conservation Entry Permit and Restricted area Permit.
    • Annapurna Conservation Permits.
    • Government taxes.
    • Local Taxes.
    • Sleeping bag, down jackets and duffel bag – if Necessary (Need to returned after the trek).
    • Farewell dinner with Nepali culture show.

    Trip Excludes


    • Personal Travel Insurance.
    • Nepal entry visa.
    • International airfare.
    • Drinks (mineral water, Tea, coffee, whisky) or other snacks and any meals beside breakfast, lunch and dinner. Hot shower, Battery charge, Wi-Fi charge etc.
    • Tips for Guide and potter( Tipping is Expected).
    • Personal expenses.
    • Personal trekking equipment.
    • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on the “Trip Includes” Section.

    Departures Costs and Dates

    Start Date Sep 3, 2024
    End Date Sep 16, 2024
    Per Person US $1285
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    Per Person US $1285
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    Per Person US $1285
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    End Date Dec 8, 2024
    Per Person US $1285
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    Packing List For Manaslu Circuit Trek

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    General

    • Four-season (zero degree) sleeping bag
    • Sleeping bag liner
    • Puffy down jacket
    • Daypack (35-45 liters) with rain cover
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    Upper Body

    • Warm Hat
    • Sunglasses
    • Scarf/Neck Gaiter/Buff (highly recommended)
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    Torso

    • Moisture-wicking base layers
    • Insulating layers (fleece jacket)
    • Puffy down jacket
    • Waterproof and windproof outer shell jacket
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    Lower Body

    • Quick-drying trekking pants
    • Thermal leggings (for high altitudes)
    • Waterproof and windproof pants
    • Sturdy hiking boots
    • Moisture-wicking trekking socks
    • Shorts (for lower altitudes or warmer days)
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    Hands

    • Insulated gloves or mittens
    • Liner gloves (for added warmth or dexterity)
    • Waterproof outer gloves or mittens
    • Hand warmers (optional, for extra cold conditions)
    • Sunscreen (for protecting your hands from sunburn at high altitudes)
    • Hand sanitizer or wet wipes
    • Small repair kit (including duct tape for any handwear repairs)
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    Feet

    • Tough hiking boots
    • Trekking socks that wick away moisture
    • Optional liner socks for increased comfort
      (To prevent snow and debris out of your boots) gaiters
    • Foot warmers—optional in very cold climates
      extra laces
    • Supplies for treating blisters
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    Medicines and First Aid Kits

    • Personalized first aid kit
    • Bandages and adhesive tape
    • Antiseptic wipes
    • Pain relievers
    • Anti-diarrheal medication
    • Altitude sickness medication
    • Sunburn relief cream
    • Cough Syrup
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    Other Equipments

    • Passport and Documents
    • Trekking poles for stability
    • Water bottles or hydration system
    • Water purification tablets or filter
    • Lightweight towel and toiletries
    • Sunscreen and lip balm with SPF
    • Insect repellent
    • Portable charger or solar charger

    Frequently Asked Questions

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    In fact, with ethnic groups like the Nubri and Tsumba people living there who have Tibetan ancestry, the Manaslu region is rich in Tibetan culture and customs. You'll get the chance to go to monasteries, meet people, and see traditional rituals, offering a distinctive sense of cultural immersion.

    Absolutely! The serene and remote environment of the Manaslu region provides the perfect setting for spiritual exploration and meditation. You can visit ancient monasteries, practice mindfulness in tranquil natural settings, and learn about Buddhist philosophy and meditation techniques from local monks.

    There is a wide variety of plants and creatures in the Manaslu Conservation Area, including uncommon Himalayan species. You could come across beautiful meadows, mountain meadows, and pure rivers overflowing with life. As you walk through this pristine environment, keep a look out for animals like the elusive snow leopard, Himalayan blue sheep, and other bird species.

    Yes, depending on the timing of your trek, you may have the opportunity to witness traditional festivals or cultural events celebrated by the local communities along the Manaslu Circuit Trek route. Experience the vibrant colors, music, dance, and rituals of these festivals, providing a unique insight into the local culture and traditions.

    We prioritize sustainable tourism practices and responsible travel ethics. We collaborate with local communities to ensure that tourism benefits are distributed equitably and support initiatives such as education, healthcare, and environmental conservation in the Manaslu region.


    62 Responses to Manaslu Circuit Trek

    • Fale wali

      Manaslu with Mr Raj

      The Manaslu Circuit Trek with Mountain Treks Nepal was an unforgettable adventure. Every day offered stunning vistas – Manaslu towering above, the dramatic Larke La pass, and the charming villages nestled amidst the mountains. The trek provided a glimpse into Tibetan culture, with prayer flags fluttering in the wind and the hospitality of the locals truly heartwarming.

      Mountain Treks Nepal made the journey seamless. Our guide mr Raj were incredibly knowledgeable and always ensured our safety. They helped us navigate the challenges of altitude and made sure we acclimatized properly. The itinerary offered a perfect balance of exploration and rest, hitting all the must-see spots. The teahouses were comfortable, and the food kept us fueled throughout the trek.

      One of my most cherished memories is witnessing a sunrise over Manaslu from Dharamsala. The entire mountain range came alive with the golden light, creating a truly magical scene.

      If you’re looking for an off-the-beaten-path adventure with stunning scenery, rich culture, and a reliable trekking company, then the Manaslu Circuit Trek with Mountain Treks Nepal is the perfect choice! It’s ideal for experienced trekkers seeking a challenge and a taste of the authentic Himalayas.

    • Irig pravat

      Nepal treks

      Incredible adventure experience with Mountain treks Nepal with Yaka as our trekking leader. It is my third time in Nepal and but second time with Mountain treks Nepal because I’m very impressed with their excellent service. Yake was very professional and always make sure we are enjoying, we feel very good, doesn’t get any sick with altitude. He was very helpful, kind, friendly and doesn’t give us pressure ,when we walk very slow or want to spend more time taking photos of the surroundings.
      I would like to take their service next time as well
      Thank you yaka and Bharat who helps us to organize this trip!

    • louice l

      Best Trekking Company in Nepal

      Manaslu circuit with Milan
      Just completed the Manaslu circuit trek With Mountain treks Nepal
      We’re so accommodating towards us, we had breakfast in their hotel, they leant my down jacket and I both sleeping bags for me. Down jacket for me.

      Our guide Praksh was very informative, attentive and friendly. He gave us so much information and options along the way and made the trip suited for us.

      I also paid for a porter for my bag and Rakesh was so great, such good vibes and energy he was worth every penny.

      The highest point I have ever been is Manaslu! I’m relaxing in Kathmandu now but super keen to trek again with Mountain treks Nepal.

    • lorance F

      Best trip of the year

      We trekked the Manaslu circuit in November 2023 and had an amazing adventure. Our guide, Dipak, was absolutely brilliant! This was our third trip with Mountain treks Nepal and we wouldn’t hesitate to book with them again. 100% recommend Mountan treks Nepal !!

    • Julian puch

      Manaslu trek with Mountain Treks Nepal

      I have Choose Mountain treks Nepal based on the great feedback and wasn’t disappointed.
      Mr Bharat the manager of mountain treks he response us very quickly.

      My trip went very smoothly, and once you get to Nepal you really understand why it’s so important to have an experience team to manage your domestic flight tickets, hotel reservation and food during the trek, help you and most important manage your safety and your good experience on the trek to make sure that you don’t have any problem, and most importantly relax and have fun every day of the way! I was very happy with how Mountain treks Nepal managed my trekking and with my guide Milan who was very professional with all information of mountain, culture. We had also lot of fun with dancing, made the best experience and more enjoyable.
      We would like to highly recommend Mountain treks Nepal to anyone who are planning or thinking to trekking in Nepal, you won’t be disappointed For sure!!!

    • David

      Thanks MTN for all your Services!!

      It was my first Trekking Adventure ever. I always feel safe, well guided and supported by our guide Deeepak. The Communication and support of adventure bound was quick and helpful. We had a wonderful trip and unforgettable experiences with breathtaking views and nature in Manaslu and tsum vally are.
      If your Fitness Level is better than average, i highly recommend the manaslu circuit trek with Tusm , especially with our always friendly, helpful und well organized guide Deepak and Mountain Treks Nepal!

    • jesus pena

      Amazing treks with Milan

      We did the Manaslu trek over 15 days. It was a great experience, at times challenging but we were rewarded with amazing landscapes and views. Our guide Milan did everything in his power to help us complete the trek considering we had some pain issues. He has such a happy and outgoing personality, and a great sense of humour which kept us entertained everyday. He brought us to the best teahouses and also advised us on which food to have, always willing to help out and always with his contagious smile. We are so grateful for Milan as he made this trek a very memorable one and it would not have been the same without him. We highly recommend Milan for the Manaslu trek based on his knowledge of the circuit and his amazing personality.

      Bharat has been super efficient in organising our tours (we also did a tour in Tibet). He is one resourceful man and went out of his way to help us with other personal matters which we are very thankful for. Bharat is definitely very reliable and trustworthy and that’s what we appreciate the most.

      Thank you so much guys!

    • Feeezonw

      Unbelievable trek - Manaslu

      I recently completed the Manaslu Circuit Trek with Mountain Treks Nepal and had an absolutely fantastic experience! The trek was expertly organized, and I wanted to share my praise for two key people who made it truly unforgettable: Mr. Bharat (Mangar) and our guide, Prakash.

      Mountain Treks Nepal did an outstanding job in planning and executing the trek. Everything was perfectly in order, from transportation and accommodation to permits and meals. They ensured a smooth and hassle-free experience, allowing me to focus on enjoying the stunning scenery and the challenge of the trek.

      Mr. Bharat (Mangar) deserves special recognition for his professionalism and helpfulness. He was always available to answer questions and address any concerns I had before and during the trek. His dedication to ensuring a positive experience for every trekker is truly commendable.

      Our guide, Prakash, was an invaluable asset throughout the trek. His knowledge of the Manaslu region was extensive, and he expertly navigated us through the diverse landscapes. Prakash’s friendly demeanor and genuine care for our well-being made him a pleasure to have as a guide.

      Overall, my Manaslu trek with Mountain Treks Nepal was an exceptional adventure. Thanks to their excellent organization and the outstanding guidance of Mr. Bharat (Mangar) and Prakash, it was a truly memorable experience. I highly recommend Mountain Treks Nepal to anyone considering a Manaslu trek.

    • Branko

      Absolutely amazing manaslu trekking

      “Mountain Treks Nepal’s Manaslu Circuit Trek was an extraordinary journey. Witnessing the majestic Manaslu and the Himalayas was awe-inspiring. The trek offered a beautiful mix of landscapes, from lush forests to dramatic glaciers.

      Our guides were fantastic – knowledgeable, attentive, and ensured our safety throughout. The cultural experiences in the villages were fascinating, and the teahouses provided comfortable accommodation and delicious meals.

      A particular highlight was conquering the Larkya La pass. The guides’ encouragement and expertise made it achievable, and the sense of accomplishment was incredible.

      Overall, Mountain Treks Nepal’s Manaslu Circuit Trek was an unforgettable adventure. I highly recommend it to anyone seeking a challenging and rewarding trek in the Himalayas!”

    • Ahmed Lavic

      Amazing experience

      Manaslu circuit trek is beautiful and quite challenging. II think Much more difficult than EBC.

      This is my Second trek with Mountain treks Nepal and they did a wonderful job putting together an itinerary that worked well for us.

      Most importantly our guide yaka was sensational. He has great knowledge of the region, made sure we were safe and well briefed and he was joy to be with. Lots of laughs helped us get through some long and tiring days. Thank you Yaka You are the great hero.

      Also a massive thanks to our porters kulung . Lovely guy, good company and did a wonderful job carrying our kit bags. I am in awe of their strength and balance.
      Thank you guys,

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