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  • Destination
    Nepal
  • Region
    Manaslu
  • Trip Grade
    Modrate/High Pass
  • MAX ALTITUDE
    5150m.
  • MEALS
    B.L.D.
  • GROUP SIZE
    Min 02 Pax
  • BEST TIME
    Sep-Dec & Mar-May
  • ACCOMMODATION
    Hotel/Tea House
  • Start/End Point
    Arughat to Beshi Sahar

Trip Overview

Manaslu Circuit Trek is a beautiful and ultimate rural Himalayan trail. It is probably the most underrated trekking route and one of the most popular restricted Trek in Nepal. Interestingly, this is among a few trekking regions where solo trekkers are not allowed. Trekking must be headed by the Nepal Government Licensed Trekking Guide.

Off Beaten Restricted Trekking Trail in Nepal

The Manaslu Trekking Region is an extremely beautiful restricted trekking trail in Nepal. It’s including the fascinating Tsum valley and spectacular Larkya La pass with local native cultures of mountains. In order to do the trekking, trekkers have to get MCAP and ACAP permits.

MCAP is Manaslu Area Project and ACAP is Annapurna Area Conservation Project. There are a plethora of villages, forests, lakes, landscapes,s and side trails. Therefore, a guide with experience and astute navigation skills is the topmost priority. Moreover, the trail is in a landslide-prone area. It requires meticulous planning and trip organization.

Nepal High Trek & Expedition has local crew members and an experienced team has been leading the various holidays around the Himalayas Nepal. We send the local trekking guide from the Manaslu region. Therefore, even in such conditions, our success rate is high. This restricted trekking journey is undoubtedly the most scenic one. It is the journey to the abode of the world’s 8th tallest mountain Mt. Manaslu. However, very few treks on this trail.

The 14 Days Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of the major trekking trails of Nepal. If you enjoy the rural environment, tranquility, serenity, wilderness thrill, and multiethnic community in your holiday then it is an ideal choice.

Manaslu Trekking Porter & Cost

porters are the backbone of trekking around the Himalayas in Nepal. The porters are the major heroes to complete the treks. Definitely, they are very strong and easily adjust to high altitudes. It’s surely helpful when you hire a porter to trek in Nepal. A porter carries a maximum of 30 kg and per porter, the cost would be US$ 25 per day. We highly recommend hiring a porter for trekking in Nepal. Without a porter, it would very complicated to complete the whole trip.

Customized Manaslu Trekking Itineraries:

We don’t have any specific Manaslu circuit trek itineraries because we do customize the itinerary according to trekkers’ holiday schedules, preferences plans, and budgets. We have been operating the various treks around the Manaslu region you can do also any preferred treks in Nepal. Let’s resume your postponed trips to Nepal.

Major Highlights of the Trek

  • Mount Manaslu (8163m) is the World’s 8th Tallest Peak
  • Larkya La Pass (5160m) – An challenging & beautiful pass
  • Two iconic touristic regions of Nepal (Manaslu & Annapurna)
  • Rivers, Waterfalls & Suspension Bridges
  • Diverse Vegetation (Temperate to Tundra)
  • Monasteries, Chhortens & Mane Walls, Lakes
  • Multiethnic Villages (Brahmins, Chhetris, Dalits, Gurung, Sherpa & Tibetans)
  • More than 2 Dozen Mountain Vistas
  • Local Crew Members – A Complete Guide Cost
  • Customized itinerary & Blog

Alternative Treks Around the Manaslu Region

There are plenty of places where you can go from this trail. The major activity is for you to relish. However, you can extend your trekking by adding 1-2 days. By doing this you can make this trekking even more satisfying.

Ganga Jamuna Waterfall, Barpak Village (Epicenter of 2015 Earthquake in Nepal), and Tsum Valley are the major side treks that you can do. Tsum Valley is in our trekking package as well. Please check out all the trekking routes available in the Manaslu region of Nepal. You can either choose to do Tsum Valley Trek only or combine it as well to make Manaslu Circuit Tsum Valley Trek.

Larkya La pass is the highest point on this trekking. The panoramic view of the mountains seen from the top is incomparable. Once trekkers cross the Larke La Pass they enter the magnificent Annapurna Circuit Region. If you prefer to do Manaslu Trek as well then you will complete the middle portion of the Great Himalayan Trail too.

Book the Manaslu Circuit Trek in Nepal with us. We assure you of the great hospitality as well as quality services throughout your trekking journey. Manaslu region is a very special place to do trekking. The tranquil and serene atmosphere of the area helps you get outstanding trekking memories. Feel free to contact our travel planners. 

When to Trek around the Manaslu Region ?

Usually, the autumn and spring season is the best time to trek to Manaslu Circuit and around the valley. The weather would be clear and favorable in these seasons. From September to October weather has been clear and more greenery with less dust. The fascinating scenarios are breathtaking and the weather would be warm till mid-October.

The spring season definitely warmer than autumn. It would be a more favorable time for trekking, hiking, and climbing. During this season various wildflowers such as wonderful rhododendrons, golden flowers, and anemone polyanthes. If you are an enthusiast of a trek and climbing the popular trekking peak and expeditions highly endorse March to May.

Details Itinerary

On reaching Kathmandu International Airport received by our staff and guide with a warm welcome. The guide will brief with full information about the trek and include a welcome dinner in a nice Nepali restaurant with folk programs.
As per the given time for a sightseeing tour around Kathmandu, after breakfast our city and tour guide will pick you with a short interesting drive for an impressive and exciting tour, Kathmandu although a metropolitan city retaining its ancient culture and traditions.
Today we must drive to Soti Khola past Arughat village around Dhading and Gorkha district of Mid West Nepal Himalaya. The drive leads to warmer areas passing many farm villages and towns following the Trisuli river for a few hours.
From this small interesting farm village, walk leads on the nice trail following upstream of Buri Gandaki River through many farm fields and villages. As the walk reaches at Nuali Khola with views of beautiful waterfalls, from here on stone steps crossing a stream to Machha Khola for an overnight at Machha Khola.
After an overnight at Macha Khola morning leads Buri Gandaki River upstream, to reach at Khorla Beshi a small farm village. The ways go on a pleasant winding path to reach Tatopani “Hot Spring,” here with a wonderful opportunity for hot bathe time permitting. After a nice break with a rest walk, carry’s on to Yaruphant, following the river to reach Jagat village. After then crossing a short suspension bridge, this is a moderately sized farm village with shops and stores.
From Jagat, the journey continues to higher encountering many small farm villages of Sidibas Bazaar, which is a pretty village, after rest then a short climb with downhill crossing over the suspension bridge to reach Nagjet, then climb up to Philim, a large village with scattered farmhouses, from Philim trek onwards through farm terraces of golden fields of wheat’s and barley, then a climb on rocky ridge top into bamboo forest area to our an overnight stop at Dyang village.
Dyang onwards into a cooler area where one can feel the altitude, entering the Himalayan alpine region. The trail goes continues with a descend towards a riverside to reach Bihi Bazaar a small village near Riverside.
From Ghap village with a pleasant walk along Budhi Gandaki River, crossing the river through scattered small farm villages and cultivated farm fields of barley, wheat, and millets then reaching Numrung village with superb views of Mt. Manaslu North Face with adjoining peaks, the walk continues passing few villages of Banjham, Lhi, and Sho, then with an altitude gain, an hour up to Shrip village and then reaching our overnight stop at Lo Gaon.
After Lo Goan, feel the altitude gain with a much cooler temperature. The trail goes here tree lines fades for a few short juniper bushes and willow trees, walking gradually on a nice trail with views of snow-capped peaks. Finally reaching Samagaon a large mountain village located on the route Manaslu base camp and Larkya-la pass including the way to the Tibet border.
An important rest or free day for good acclimatization before heading high areas and to Larkya-La pass, on this free day explores the villages with a short hike around.
Today walk for about 5 hours, heading towards the last village at Samdo which is close to the Tibet border, the locals have long traditions trading with Tibet where you can find many Chinese goods.
A short day to Larkya Phedi or Dharmasala, after a nice stop at Samdo village, crossing an icy stream then heading towards drier barren area, trek today is not that hard except for rapid altitude gain and then with few short ups and downs to complete the morning walk at Larkya Phedi, meaning the base of the hill or pass, afternoon free at leisure for a short hike.
Starting early morning to reach at the top of Larkya-La pass at 5,135 m, a strenuous and long climb overlooking awesome scenery of surrounding hills and valley with Mt. Manaslu, Larkya peak, Bouddha Himal, Himalchuli, and of Peak 29, after a steep climb reaching the top of the pass, festooned with Buddhist prayer flags and stunning views, after a rest enjoying the scenery, along descend reaching the forested area to Bimthang for overnight stop after a hard day walk.
After a tough walk on the Larkya-La pass, today will be a pleasant walk on the gradual downhill to reach our overnight stop at Gho. The place is located in forest surroundings, from Bimthang walk enters through pristine woodlands full of rhododendron, pines, and oaks tree lines passing several farm shades to reach at Gho.
From Gho morning walk is much easier on the downhill path most of the way to Manang area at Telje village by the Marysangdi River an hour climb brings you at Dharapani a large village with many fine lodges on the Annapurna Circuit trekking trail.
With an enjoyable stop in Dharapani village with a nice and cozy lodge. Our last day walk of this great wonderful adventure leads downhill to cross over Marysangdi River and towards Talbesi which is a lovely village and end of the Manang area.
Morning an overland drive back to Kathmandu from Chamje village, after completing an exciting adventure on Manaslu Trip.
last day in Nepal an amazing country of Himalayan wonders, as per your flight time leaving your hotel. Where our staff drops you at the airport. After a great memorable adventure with an enjoyable time on Nepal Trip.

Cost Details

  • Airport Pick up drop (Airport /Hotel/Airport) by private car.
  • Hotel In Kathmandu: Two night’s standard Hotel in Katmandu.
  • During the trek three times meal (Breakfast, lunch and Dinner)
  • Trekking permit: ‘Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Permit.Manaslu special  permit and ACAP permit.
  • All necessary paper works.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing by tour guide,syambhu,Bouda,pashipatinath.
  • Kathmandu to Arughat ,Besi sahar to Kathmandu by private vehicle.
  • Four times tea or coffee
  • During the trek fresh fruit.
  • Government register expert and knowledgeable trekking Guide
  • One porter for two guest to carry belongings  And Their well-paid Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
  • Adventure Certificate of Nepal High Trek.
  • Nepal High Trek’s  down jacket and sleeping bags (if you needed)
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • All government taxes.
  • Trekking map and poles
  • Welcome and farewell Dinner.

Cost Exclude:

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Kathmandu).
  • Your Travel and rescue insurance.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • All the Food in Kathmandu. Also in the case of early return from mountain (due to any reason) Than the scheduled Itinerary.
  • All the expenses in mountain over than scheduled itinerary (due to strike, delay or canceled flight)
  • Extra night Hotel in Kathmandu if arrive early or late departure than schedule Itinerary.
  • All the Bar bills and personal expenses (phone call, laundry service, battery recharge, bottle of water, hot water, shower..
  • Tips for the guide and porter.

Trip Map

FAQS

Regarding the Nepal visa most foreigners get on arrival visa at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu Nepal but your passport should be valid for 6 months. At this time, arrival and departure to Nepal online application must be submitted before flight. For up-to-date regulations, please check the link: http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/
The Manaslu Circuit Trek is a moderate and high pass trek in the Manaslu region. The trek is restricted and wilderness trek in Nepal. If you choose the best time or seasons for the Manaslu region treks that you can do easily complete without arduous. Before hiking around the Manaslu region you must do well prepared mentally and physically.
We are pleased to inform you that we have multi packages trips for the Manaslu region. we have been offering multi packages such as a Guide service package, Budget package, Standard Package, and full board package. Also, services depend on the trekking packages if you choose like standard or full board packages it’s included everything. However, we would like to recommend the standard or full board packages. Moreover, We can make a package according to your budget, desire, and plan.
Yes, Travel insurance is very compulsory and it’s needed to trek around the Himalayas Nepal, Moreover, travel insurance is mandatory for the trek to the Manaslu region and your travel insurance should be cover emergency rescue and medical expenses. Travel insurance makes sure your trip more safe and comfortable.
You will reach a maximum elevation of 5160m at Larkya La Pass and it’s one of the highest places on the trek. The Larkya la pass is beautiful and it’s creating an opportunity to explore the magnificent Himalayas of Manaslu valley.

You will be picked up by Nepal High Trek’s staff and he will be standing at the gate with your name board. Before landing at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu a crew of NHTE will be at the airport.

March to May and September to December would be the best months to trek around the Manaslu region. March to May is into spring season and September to December are into the autumn season. The spring is quite warmer than autumn and so most of the expeditions operate in the spring season.

Yes, you can use normal internet services throughout the Manaslu trek but it wouldn’t be high speed. The internet service is not available for free so if you needed you can buy internet service. Somewhere, Mobile coverage as 4g works but it depends on the weather.

Usually, mountain and river water would be very clear around the Himalayas. We cannot convince you to drink the running water. You can get easily boiling water and bottled mineral water on the trek. Moreover, you can use a water tablet or water pill too.

Around the Manaslu region no access to credit cards. So we highly inform you that better to carry enough Nepalese rupees cash for the trek. Before starting the trek you can withdraw the cash in Kathmandu.

Mount Manaslu (8163m) is the tallest peak in the Manaslu region and its 8th tallest mountain in the world. The peak was first climbed on May 09, 1956, by Toshio Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu and they were Japanese expedition.
Larkya La Pass is one of the delightful adventure pass in the Manaslu region and it’s situated at 5160m above sea level. The pass is not too high but If there is a lot of snow opposite side, it will be very tough to cross the pass. When there is heavy snow on the pass, it is very difficult to recognize the road and the road is very slippery. Nepal High Trek ensures to you guaranteed Manaslu trek that we have well-trained trekking crews and available necessary gears too
No, you are not allowed alone to do a trek around the Manaslu valley because the Manaslu region is a restricted area that should be a minimum of 2 people in a group. A single person is unable to issue a special permit.
Manaslu Region Trek permit is required from Jagat until you cross Sama Gaun. Once you cross the Larkya La pass you need another entry permit (ACAP) Annapurna Conservation Area of Project! The price for a special Manaslu permit depends on the number of days you spend between Jagat and Dharapani. The Sama Gaun is the last checkpoint of Restricted Area Permit.
Cost of Manaslu Trekking Permit:
September to November: USD 100 per person for the first seven days and should pay an additional USD 15 per person per day from the eighth day ahead.
December to August: USD 75 per person for the first seven days and an additional USD per person per day from the eighth day ahead.

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Client Reviews

Vanda Gooley

Australia, NSW

In 2010, my son, husband and I did the Langtang Valley Trek with Anjan as our amazing guide. His knowledge of the area was extensive, including walking expectations, weather and terrain conditions, and the best places to stop, rest, eat and sleep. So much so, that other Trekkers called on his advice despite having their own guides. He was a very acknowledges an expert mountain guide. On the trek, Anjan was nurturing, fun and extremely amicable with everyone. He had a very endearing personality, and over the two-week trek, he became a member of our family. I highly recommend Anjan to anybody considering undertaking any trek in Nepal.

Robert Francisco

USA, California

I have done 3 treks with Anjan and Nepal High Trek & Expedition Langtang gosainkund Trek, Everest Base Camp Trek and Island peak climbing and Annapurna circuit Trekking 5 years before in Nepal. That’s was wonderful and lifetime trip in my life. Due to weather conditions, we had to change our plans and return to Besi chair and then do the Annapurna Base Camp with a few extra places along the way. My guide was Anjan and he was so helpful. When our itinerary had to change he was helpful, suggested other options and did what he could to make the best of a situation beyond all human control. Anjan is very proud of his country and willing to share all his knowledge and experience with his clients. Nepal High Trek & Expedition is trustworthy, takes all responsibility and all problems The staff at Nepal High Trek are very helpful and willing to help you with any information or anything else you may need. I would highly recommend this agency as they are professional, competent and helpful! I will definitely be back and trekking with them in the future.

Rajan Riv Turck

German, Munich

Ghorepani poon hill trek “Lieber Anjan, das Trekking mit dir war super! Es hat uns sehr viel Spaß gemacht! Die Kombination aus Abenteuer, Natur und Wandern ist ideal zum Abschalten! Du bist ein großartiger Führer!!!”