Manaslu Circuit Trek - 17 days

Manaslu Circuit Trek
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US $1335 (Offered price)

Normal Price: US $1460

Discounted: -US $125

Group Size: 2 or more

Duration: 17 days

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Duration
17 days
Max. Elevation
5135m
Group size
2 or more
Level
DIFFICULT
Transportation
All Ground Transportation as Per Itinerary
Best Season
March-May, September-November
Accomodation
3* Category  Hotel in Kathmandu.
Basic Tea House Lodge during the Trek.
Meals

Breakfast in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and any city during your stay in Nepal, Three Times meals during your Trek

Starts at
KATHMANDU
Ends at
KATHMANDU
Trip Route
Kathmandu-Arughat-Jagat-Samagaun-Larke Pass-Bhimthang-Tilje-Chamje-Beshisahar-Kathmandu

Highlights

    • Start by exploring Kathmandu city- the city of culture, art, and history. 
    • Take a scenic drive to Soti Khola through the small settlements. 
    • Explore the enriched Buddhist cultures, traditions, and the living style of the locals of Manaslu. 
    • Collect the best views of the Himalayas, including Mount Manaslu. 
    • Get the best views of diverse landscapes. 
    • Explore some of the best Buddhist monasteries in the Himalayas. 
    • Create a lifetime memory with Adventure A1 Trek.

Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu Circuit Trek is a wonderful adventure around the world's 8th-highest mountain. The fascinating trip is the perfect combination of cultural and natural aspects. Manaslu Trekking has a range of high Himalaya peaks, including Manaslu and the exploration of traditional villages of the area combined with Tibetan Buddhism religion and culture is awesome. Manaslu Circuit Trek is very popular with adventure lovers.

A walk from the warm sub-tropic areas to the cool alpine forests and the arctic ice and glacier zone is the best part of the adventure. The inclusion of Larke Pass adds fun and excitement to the trek. Sought as the best alternative to the Annapurna circuit trek, the Manaslu circuit trek is getting a wide range of popularity in a short time.

The restricted area trek to Manaslu cannot be done individually. This means the trekker has to trek through a Nepalese government-registered company and has to have a minimum of two trekkers. The permits needed for the Manaslu circuit trek are a restricted area permit, an Annapurna conservation area permit (ACAP), and a Manaslu conservation area permit (MCAP). 

Trekking in Nepal is a seasonal adventure activity. Like other treks, Manaslu is the same. The best time to trek the Manaslu circuit trekking is in the months of spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). Tripping Manaslu in the months of winter (December to February) is doable. But trekking to Manaslu in the months of monsoon (June to August) is not recommended due to the heavy rain.  
Route
The route begins with a drive from Kathmandu to Arughat and Sotikhola. This place is located at the base of Mt. Manaslu. Here you will meet your complete staff for the trek.

During your trek, you will follow the Budhi Gandaki River valley. Past terraced farmlands, through remote villages and high meadows, eventually up into the rugged wilderness of the Manaslu region. similarly, this route heading to Manaslu Tsum Valley also begins from the same trekking starting point. 
Along the way, you will discover ancient monasteries and stunning views of the world’s highest mountains. On the Manaslu Circuit, you have the opportunity to trek through diverse landscapes and visit both Hindu and Buddhist villages. This trek also offers amazing views of Mount Manaslu, 8,163 meters of Mount Ganesh Himal, 7134 meters, and Boudha Dwarika and Chulu Peaks. 
As you ascend towards the Larke la pass 5106 meters, you will be pushed to your limits. You will be rewarded with breathtaking views of the landscapes and wildlife. 
Finally, the Trek route will be heading down to Manang District via Bhimthang and Tilje. Then you will meet the route that heads up to Annapurna Circuit Trek. 

Best Time

First of all, Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of the most adventurous treks in Nepal. People who want to go to a peaceful and less crowded place want to choose the Manaslu Circuit Trek. Our company Adventure A One Trek organizes a safe and best time to do Manaslu Trekking. Normally, The Best Time for the Manaslu Circuit Trek is from the beginning of March to June, and from September to November, this time the walking path is so nice. Nepal is always best for adventure activities.
The autumn season starts after the monsoon. So, weather and temperature are best in autumn with greenery in the lowlands and white peaks in the high mountain area. After the winter season, spring starts, and at that time forest flowers and the Nepal National flower Rhododendron are blooming in the Forest and the view will be fantastic. So, some Travelers said at that time Heaven was a myth and Nepal was real heaven. 

Difficulty

Manaslu Trekking is one of the popular trekking in Nepal. Manaslu Circuit Trek Difficulty is generally considered moderately challenging. Trekkers will need to pass through taxing terrain to achieve their goal of completing the Manaslu Circuit Trek. The rugged and remote landscapes of the Manaslu region require a long duration of the walk. But nowadays you can get a public bus to some close distance to the mountains. 

Manaslu Circuit Trek is the Best choice for Trekkers seeking an Adventure. This Trek is a moderately Challenging Trek in Nepal. Nepal Trekking takes you through the remote villages of the Himalayan region. It is one of the most popular off-beaten treks in Nepal. It is Located in the Gorkha district. Manaslu Circuit Trekking is also a Great Tea house trek. Manaslu circuit trek is known as the best all-around trek in Nepal. It is certainly a great alternative to the Annapurna Circuit Trek

Manaslu is strenuous trekking so you can't just rely on guides and company. You have to take care of your health too while trekking in this region as things could go bad. Read more about health and safety tips for Manaslu circuit trek to take care of your health and be safe during the trek for a successful trip.

Trek Distance

Manaslu Trek lies in the northern Himalayan range, in the west-central part of Gorkha District. Manaslu Circuit Trekking is about one hundred seventy-seven kilometers (177) in total distance. The Trek is widely varied as territories range from the lowest point to the 8,163m of the world’s eighth-highest mountain Manaslu.  

You will be walking for 12 days at an average Distance. Approximately 15 to 20 kilometers which can be pretty hectic for you. The beginning of the Manaslu Trek trail follows Budhi Gandaki Gorge is a distressing Steep. Trekkers will walk through breezy trails and cross suspension bridges above the Budhi Gandaki River. Crossing Larke-La pass at an altitude of 5,213m is challenging, walking down to Bhimthang and heading to Dharapani which is a route to Annapurna Circuit Trail. Finally, your trip is to come to an end. From there you can take a Jeep drive to Beshisahar and head up to Pokhara or Kathmandu.

Accommodation

Accommodation on the Manaslu Circuit Trek is available in both lodges and camping sites. The lodges are mostly family-run and offer basic facilities such as hot showers, meals, and a place to sleep. The camping sites offer basic facilities such as toilets, water, and firewood.
The lodges on the Manaslu Circuit Trek are usually basic but clean. They provide basic services such as hot showers, meals, and a place to sleep. The food is often limited, but the hospitality is great. The rooms are usually basic but clean.
The camping sites on the Manaslu Circuit and Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek are usually basic but clean. Local people provide basic facilities such as normal toilets, cold and somewhere hot water, and firewood. The views from the campsites are usually breathtaking and the atmosphere is peaceful.
As you trek further along the Manaslu Circuit, you will find more guesthouses and lodges. These guesthouses are usually more luxurious and offer better comforts than basic lodges. They usually have hot showers and Western-style toilets. The food is usually better and the rooms are more comfortable.
Overall, the accommodation on the Manaslu Circuit Trek is basic but comfortable. The lodges and campsites provide basic features and a place to sleep. The guesthouses are more luxurious and offer better facilities around the Nepal trek.

Cost and Permit

The permit cost for the trek is USD 70/- for the first seven days and an extra day will cost $10/- per day from September to November. For the other month December to August, for the first seven days, and USD 7 for an extra day. Manaslu Conservation Area Permit for SAARC (South Asian Association Regional Countries) is Two Hundred Rupees per person and for other nations is 2 thousand per person. 

If you enter Manaslu after crossing Larke Pass then you will be entering the Annapurna Conservation Area. You need to get a permit from Annapurna Conservation. Annapurna Permit Cost is Rs. 3400/- per person. Together with your stay in Nepal, Food, Porters, a Guide, a two-night hotel in Kathmandu, transportation, and a shortlist of packages included in our package for Manaslu trek costs $1355/- per person. If you want to take on more Luxury Services the price will rise.

Important Note

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  • Take a Small 15/20 liter bag for your personal belongings.
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Trip Itinerary

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, you will be welcomed by our representative. You will be then transferred to the hotel. Later, you can rest well or walk around the local market in your free time.  it depends on your arrival, if you arrive during the day we will introduce the Trekking guide and he will give some suggestions for the trekking preparation. 

Accommodation: at a 3-star hotel on a twin/double sharing basis.

The full-day Kathmandu Valley sightseeing is dedicated to exploring four of the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Kathmandu. The sites that are covered are Pashupatinath Temple, Soyambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Temple, and Patan Durbar Square. During the sightseeing, you will get insights into the historical, cultural, and religious aspects of the valley. after finishing the tour you can prepare trekking gear and (Preparation of Trekking permit).

  • Food: Breakfast,  Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a 3-star hotel on a twin/double sharing basis.

The overland journey starts after breakfast. The route heads towards the mid-west zone from Dhading to Gorkha. You can collect wonderful views of green hills and the occasional views of the mountains along the way. The exciting journey also includes driving via the Trishuli and Budi Gandaki rivers to reach Machha Khola for the night. You will be staying overnight at a local Tea house lodge.

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis

Trekking starts today and The path Follows the Budigandaki upstream you will first reach Besi, which is a small farm village. From there following the winding path you will reach Tatopani village- the literal meaning of Tatopani is hot water and this village has a natural hot spring. You can take a hot bath in the hot spring. You will then continue of trek passing Dovan village to reach Yaruphant for the night. You will be staying overnight at a local teahouse at Yaruphant. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis

The journey resumes after breakfast. The first village you will get to today is Jagat. The walk from Jagat continues heading to the higher areas through some small farm villages. The locals working on the farms and the typical local style of the houses are interesting to watch. Upon crossing the suspension bridge, you will be reaching Philim. Philim is a large village with scattered farmhouses. You will be spending your night at a local lodge. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis

After spending a wonderful night at Philim, the day starts with a good breakfast. The first section of Philim to Deng is easy. Deng, onwards you will enter the cooler area and you will then start entering the Himalayan alpine region.  With four hours of walking, you will reach Behi Phedi overnight. You will be staying at a local teahouse.

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis

Grab the delicious breakfast and start the journey towards Namrung. The first place you will be getting today is Ghap village, which is a beautiful village with people who follow Tibetan Buddhism. From that onwards, you can see the true local cultures and the traditions which are highly influenced by Tibetan Buddhism. Then following the Budigandaki River then crossing it, you will trek through the small farm villages and cultivated farm fields to reach Namrung village for the night. 

Namrung village offers excellent views of Mt. Manaslu's north face and adjoining peaks.  You will be staying overnight at a local lodge in Namrung.

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis 

After collecting the views of Mount Manaslu, the walk continues to Banjham village. The walk continues passing a few more villages of Lhi and Sho. The altitude gains with an hour up to Shrimp Village and then to Lho Gaon for the night. You will be spending your night at a local teahouse at Lho Gaon.

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis

Start the day with breakfast. From the Lho-Gaon onwards, you will be now entering the alpine region as the tree lines fade away. You will find short juniper bushes and some willow trees on the route. As the walk progresses on the nice path with wonderful views, the barren landscapes themselves look fantastic. With a few pushes, you will be reaching Sama Gaon for the night. It will be tonight's stop for you. You will be staying overnight at a local teahouse

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

The rest day is dedicated to acclimatization. On a free day, you can explore the wonderful village of Sama Gaon, which is very similar to Tibet. Tibetan influences the urges, traditions, and living styles.

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis

With two wonderful days in Sama Gaon, today you will be trekking to Samdo, which is the last point before crossing Larke La pass. Distance-wise the walk is not much but the high altitude and the thin air make the trekking a bit slower.  Samdo is a beautiful village with rich cultures and traditions which is solely influenced by Tibetan culture. You will be staying overnight at a local tea house.

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis

The walk from Samdo leads to more barren areas, as the adventure continues crossing the Gyala Khola, then ascending to the ridge to get to the village of Larke Bazar. You will then continue your walk to Dharamshala for the night. You will be staying overnight at a local teahouse.

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis

One of the best and the longest day of the trip, the walk from first takes you to Larke Phedi then a gradual walk to the top of Larke La. Then the gradual winding uphill leads towards the highest point of the pass. The further you will be crossing the pass to make the final descent to Bhimtang for the night. The pass offers greater views of Himlung, Cheo Himal, Kang Guru, and Annapurna II. You will be staying overnight at a local teahouse Bhimanthang.

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis

An easy trek, you will be trekking to Tilje today through the thickly forested area of pines, and rhododendron trees with greater views of the Himalayas.  You will be staying overnight at a local teahouse.

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis

The final day of the great adventure. You will be heading southward, following the man trail by Marsyandi River downstream to get to Tal Besi. From Tal, the easy and descending route with wonderful views of the waterfalls takes you to Chamje. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge.

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis

You will be taking a scenic drive back to Kathmandu from Chamje on this day. In Kathmandu. the drive comes back through the river bank of Marshyangdi and Trishuli. it will take around 7/8 hours to get back to Kathmandu. You can have a good rest. In your free time, you can do some last-minute shopping.

  • Food: Breakfast and lunch Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a 3-star hotel on a twin/double sharing basis.

After a wonderful time in Nepal, today you will be transferred to the Kathmandu International Airport to catch your return flight back home. it depends upon your flight time. you have to be Airport before three hours. we are hoping to see you next time in Nepal for another Adventure activity. thank you. 

Namaste!

  • Food: Breakfast Included. 


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Includes

    • Airport transportation Pick up and Drop
    • Accommodation in Kathmandu at a 3-star hotel on a twin/double sharing basis
    • A full-day sightseeing Tour guide  and Private Car with Air Conditioning 
    • Transportation (Kathmandu to Machha Khola and Chamje to Kathmandu) by a local bus
    • An experienced English-speaking guide and his all expenses during the trekking
    • One porter for two trekkers including their all expenses during the trekking
    • Permits (Restricted area permit, ACAP, and MCAP permits) plus TIMS cards
    • Meals (breakfasts, lunch, and dinners) during the trekking
    • Accommodation at a local tea house on a twin/double sharing basis
    • All the government taxes and the company service charge

Doesn't Include

    • International airfare, Travel insurance, Nepal visa fees 
    • Food in Kathmandu.
    • Beverages, laundry, Wi-Fi, Telephone,  Hot and cold drinks, Desert, and any other personal expenses during the trek. 
    • Tips for Guide and Porters

Complimentary

    • Manaslu Trekking Map
    • Adventure A One Trek company logo print T-shirt.
    • Trekking Certificate of Adventure A One Tekking company name with a stamp.

Frequently Asked Questions

 The average duration of the Manaslu Circuit Trek is 12 to 20 days.  if you are interested for more days you can continue to Annapurna circuit after finishing the Manaslu circuit trek.

The highest elevation reached on the Manaslu Circuit Trek is Larkay pass 5,160 meters (16,929 feet).  this would be one of the best on the remote part of Nepal

The best time of year to go to the Manaslu Circuit Trek is from September to November and March to May. in this time of the year the weather and temperature are perfect and visible to many high mountains.

What type of terrain can I expect on the Manaslu Circuit Trek? On the Manaslu Circuit Trek, you can expect a variety of terrain including alpine meadows, high mountain passes, and rugged terrain.


Yes, there are health risks associated with the Manaslu Circuit Trek. Altitude sickness is the most common health risk and can be avoided by acclimatizing properly.


Yes, it is highly recommended to hire a guide for the Manaslu Circuit Trek. if you hire a guide through a registered local trekking company, it will be very safe and easy to complete the trip.

You will need appropriate clothing, trekking boots, a sleeping bag, a daypack, trekking poles, a first aid kit, and other necessary items for the Manaslu Circuit Trek. It depends on the trekking season. 

The Manaslu Circuit Trek is considered a moderate trek. It is physically demanding but can be done by anyone with a reasonable level of physical fitness. just prepared your mind I can do it, then you can complete the trip. 


Yes, there are several villages and teahouses along the Manaslu Circuit Trek, including Samagaon, Samdo, Dharmashala, and Bimthang. in winter time teahouses will be close in Dharmashala and Bhimthang.

The cost of the Manaslu Circuit Trek can vary depending on the number of days, the type of accommodation, and other factors. so normally it starts from USD $1250 to 3500. it depends on the group size.

Yes, there are several cultural highlights on the Manaslu Circuit Trek, including visits to Tibetan Buddhist monasteries, local villages, and traditional homestays.


The best way starts  Manaslu Circuit Trek is to fly to Kathmandu first. Then,  take a bus or private vehicle to Soti Khola or Machha Khola then start to hike up!! 


Normally, Manaslu Circuit Trek is 12 days Journey but people do this trekking within 10 days to 18 days including Kathmandu.


Mount Manaslu is the eighth-highest mountain in the world at a height of 8,163 meters above sea level. This mountain is located in the west-central part of Nepal. The meaning of Manaslu mountain is ‘mountain of the Sprit’. 


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Best trekking experience ever!

I recently completed the Manaslu Circuit Trek and I have to say it was one of the most amazing experiences of my life! The scenery was absolutely breathtaking and the trek itself was challenging but extremely rewarding. From the stunning views of snow-capped peaks to the friendly people and vibrant culture along the way, this trek has it all. The guides and porters were knowledgeable and extremely helpful, and made sure we were safe and comfortable throughout the trek. I would highly recommend this trek to anyone looking for an unforgettable adventure.

Manaslu Circuit Trek
Oscar Hardman
Australia

Best manaslu circuit trek experience!!

Adventure A One Treks provided a wonderful experience on Manaslu Circuit Trek in autumn 2022. Their professionalism and expertise in the field was remarkable. Every single detail of the trek was well planned and catered. It was an amazing experience to see the stunningly beautiful mountain peaks in Manaslu range and get to witness the local life in remote village areas. The guides were knowledgeable and always had answers to all our queries. They went to extraordinary lengths to make us feel comfortable. Moreover, I must appreciate the delicious regional food served during our trek. The hospitality and support of the Adventure A One Treks team made the journey truly memorable. I'm highly recommending their services to those looking for an unforgettable adventure. 5 Stars!!!

Manaslu Circuit Trek
Ralf Gersten
Germany

Beautiful Manaslu Trek

We (my girlfriend and I) are very grateful for this experience with Dhruba Bhatta and his Brother Ajeeb running a family business it was our first time trekking in Nepal on the Manaslu Circuit Trek and we didn’t have to worry about anything. We compared a couple of agencies and offers in Thamel and online and lastly, we felt Dhruba was very straightforward and honest about the package and provided excellent service - what’s included/what’s not - what is the trek like (first two days partly on the road - no big deal really) and what kind of service/accommodation to expect in the mountains. He also educated us on what to eat on the trek to cope well with the altitude - and some dos and fonts in the villages - this was very helpful. During the trek, he also reached out and proactively asked how we were doing. The equipment we rented from Adventure A One Trek (down jacket, sleeping bag, poles) was in a perfect state and kept us warm on the trek. If he has availability Dhruba will make sure to provide you with good gear. He provides the best service and we feel he is an expert guide. Our Guide Shailendra is so kind and flexible and adjusts for our Nepal visit. We wish him for best and if I will return to Nepal, I want him to be a guide for me again and again. Our guide and porter were very attentive to us as well and our bags were always ready for us when we got to the accommodations-furthermore he would fix the trails on the spout if he deemed a passage too dangerous for Larke-la pass. Thank you for Nepal trekking experience A One Trek team and Guide Shailendra.

Manaslu Circuit Trek
Stan Henderson
United States

Wonderful Trekking I had Done

Actually, I was so impressed with the First Nepali people with their Greeting and Namaste!! as I and my girlfriend make plans to Visit the Manaslu circuit trek on 14th March 2023. Adventure A One Trek Owner come to see us in An airport and he welcomes us in a very impressive way that I never felt anywhere in the world. After meeting Dhruba Bhatta we drive to Hotel, he explained every detail of the distance where we are going to stay, and doing the trip. The team of Adventure a One all are very fantastic and helpful. The next day we left for Manaslu Circuit trekking. our Guide Raju was so great and much knowledgeable. he makes your trip very comfortable and enjoyable. we would like to suggest that all people, please feel very comfortable with this team for booking your Nepal Trekking. I like to thank all team but specially Dhruba, Raju, and Dev (our Porter) who make our trip complete. Thank you

Manaslu Circuit Trek
Adut Chelini
UK
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