14 Days Manaslu Circuit Trek

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      Overview

      • Destination: Nepal
      • Duration: 14 Days
      • Trip Type: Trek
      • Start/End Area:
      • Region: Manaslu
      • Best Weather: September-December/ March-May
      • Transportation: Road Vehicle/Flight
      • Maximum Altitude: 5180 Meter
      • Group Size: 2-12
      • Accommodation: Hotel/Lodge/Tea House

      Significant Highlights of the Manaslu Circuit Trek -14 Days

      • Mount Manaslu- 8163m (26,781 ft) is the World’s 8th Tallest peak in Nepal
      • Larkya La Paa (5106m)- a daring and challenging yet wonderful trail.
      • Two of Nepal's most famous tourist regions are Manaslu and Annapurna.
      • Buddhist Monasteries and Mani walls with prayer wheels and chortens
      • The diverse range of landscapes- green forests, glacial moraines, rivers, waterfalls and suspension bridges
      • Rich cultural experiences of Gurung, Tamang, and Sherpa
      • Visit pungyen gompa, Dharmasala Gompa, Mu gompa and Chumling Gopma
      • Remote and authentic villages- A blend of Cultural immersion and natural beauty
      • Glorious Mountain Views- Himalchuli, Ngadi Chuli, Ganesh Himal and many more
      • Complete Guide to Costs of Hiring Local Members
      • Detailed personalized itinerary.

       

      Manaslu Circuit Trip 14 Days Insight Overview

      Manaslu Circuit Trek is an incredible and trending trekking route in Nepal's Gorkha district. It is one of the most amazing and restricted trekking routes, following Mt.Everest, Annapurna, and Langtang in the Manaslu Region of Nepal. The 14-day Manaslu Trek is the most visited destination that keeps with the expectations of the trekkers’ journey. The main attraction of this trek is Mount Manaslu, which rises to 81,63 meters (26,781 ft) and is the highest peak in the world. However, The Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the Manaslu Restricted Area Permit are among the permits needed to complete the Manaslu Circuit trip.

       

      Nepal's Off-Beaten Restricted Trekking Trail

      The Manaslu Trekking Region is often referred to as Nepal’s restricted trekking trail, including Samagaon, the larger villages, Dharamsala, and Larkya La pass, standing approximately 5,106 meters (16,752 feet) above sea level. Trekking around the Manaslu region needs special permits to enter restricted areas to follow local regulations. Here are the main permits that are required:

      Manaslu Restricted Area Permit: This permit allows trekkers to enter the Restricted Area of the Manaslu Conservation Area. This permit is essential for all trekkers planning to trek the Manaslu Circuit. It is issued by the Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu.

      Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit (ACAP): The itinerary to the Manaslu Circuit Trek includes the Annapurna Conservation Area. With standing, trekkers crossing through the Annapurna area need to obtain the ACAP permit.

      Both the Manaslu Area Project (MCAP) and the Annapurna Area Conservation Project (ACAP) are programs designed to protect and oversee the environment, cultural heritage, and tourism in their areas of Nepal. In these regions, trekkers will discover an array of attractions, such as towns, woodlands, bodies of water, and scenery, along with smaller paths diverging from the main trails. Given the offerings and the opportunity to explore known paths, it is essential to have a knowledgeable guide with good navigation abilities. These guides are well acquainted with the landscape, adept at traversing the trails, and capable of offering information about the culture and traditions.

      The Larkya La Pass, at a height of 5106 meters, is both challenging and mesmerizing.

      During the Manaslu Circuit Trek, the Larkya La Pass stands out as the exhilarating high pass in the Nepalese Himalayas. The Larkya La Pass, situated on the Manaslu Circuit Trek trail in Nepal between Dharmasala and Bimtang, is a highlight of the trip, reaching an altitude of 5,106 meters (16,752 feet) above sea level. From this opportunity point, trekkers can enjoy views of majestic peaks such as Manaslu, Manaslu North, Samdo, Naike, Larke, and Cheo Himal. Reaching the Larkya La Pass is not a simple task, particularly in winter. Heavy snowfall makes the trail dangerous and prone to avalanches. But despite these difficulties, completing the pass is an incredible reward. Trekkers will experience a deep sense of achievement as they take in the stunning views of the surrounding Himalayas.

      Alpine Ramble, led by expert Nepalese locals, offers customizable adventure treks in the Manaslu region of Nepal. Our experienced guides help ensure a high success rate, guiding trekkers through rugged terrain to witness the glory of the world’s 8th highest mountain, Mt. Manaslu (8,163m). With our complied itineraries, trekkers can tailor to experience to trekkers' preferences and vacation length. Beyond trekking, extend adventure by exploring neighboring destinations within the Manaslu region. Embark on an unforgettable alpine adventure with Alpine Ramble in the heart of Nepal's mountains.

      The 14-day Manaslu Circuit Trek, a famous trekking trail in Nepal is a great choice if the trekkers love to explore and feel the quiet villages, peaceful surroundings, and wild nature. Along the route, trekkers meet different kinds of people from all over the world and can enjoy the adventure of trekking. Whether trekkers are looking for excitement or want to be in nature, this trek is perfect for an amazing challenging memorable holiday.

       

      14 Days Manaslu Trekking Cost and Porter

      With the assistance of a porter, trekkers can enjoy a lighter load, allowing for a more enjoyable and comfortable trekking experience. The porters that charge for their services on the Manaslu Circuit Trek can vary depending on several factors. On average, the porters may charge from $15 to $20 per day for their services. Because of these hard-working porters, overall, the trekking experience would be more comfortable and enjoyable.

       

      Manaslu Circuit Trekking Personalized Cost for 2024/2025

      The cost of the Manaslu Circuit Trek may fluctuate in 2024 or 2025 depending on a variety of circumstances. Alpine Ramble provides personalized itineraries to meet trekkers' interests, deadlines, and budgets. Whether trekkers want to conquer Manaslu, the world’s eighth-highest peak, or explore other stunning routes across the country, Alpine Ramble's knowledgeable team can help trekkers make dreams a reality. Visit Alpine Ramble in 2024 for an unforgettable trekking adventure through Nepal's incredible scenery, rich culture, and natural environment.

       

      Exploring Hidden Trails around Manaslu: Travelling Unexpected Trekking Experience

      Hidden in the remote parts of Manaslu, Nepal, trekkers can find undiscovered trails just waiting to be explored. The Tsum Valley is one of these hidden gems, a secluded area with Buddhist monasteries, traditional villages, and stunning mountain views. The Ganesh Himal Trek, west of Manaslu, offers a chance to explore off-the-beaten-path trails through forests, farmlands, and charming villages. And for those up for a challenge, the route to Manaslu Base Camp through Rupina La is a thrilling alternative to the classic Manaslu Circuit.

      If adventure calls, consider the path to Manaslu Base Camp through Rupina La. It offers a different way than the usual route, with fewer people and breathtaking views of the nearby mountains as trekkers pass high mountain crossings and hidden valleys. The Larkya La Pass Eastern Traverse is another off-the-main-track adventure that takes trekkers through more peaceful trails and varied landscapes on the east side of the traditional route.

      These lesser-known trails near the Manaslu region of Nepal are perfect for trekkers who like adventure. They let trekkers see faraway villages, untouched nature, and cultural treasures away from the crowds that usually come with trekking on more well-known routes.

       

      What are the Best Seasons for exploring the Manaslu Circuit Trek?

      The best time to trek the Manaslu Circuit is during springtime (March to May) and autumn. Spring: The weather is usually stable and pleasant, with clear skies and warmer temperatures. The trails are adorned with blooming rhododendrons, making the scenery even more stunning. This is also the pre-monsoon season, which means less rain and more comfortable trekking conditions.

      Autumn (September to December) provides an alternate prime time for the Manaslu Circuit Trek. It features clear skies, clear visibility, and comfortable temperatures, perfect for hiking. The dry air post-monsoon offers breathtaking views of Himalayan peaks. Additionally, trails are less muddy, enhancing the trekking experience.

      The Manaslu Circuit is a popular trekking destination in spring and autumn due to its ideal weather and stunning scenery. However, trekkers should be aware that mountain weather can be unpredictable, and checking local forecasts and packing for all weather conditions is essential.

      Moreover, trekking the Manaslu Himalayas requires preparation. Physical fitness, suitable gear, and meticulous planning are essential. Alpine Ramble understands the importance of ensuring the trekking experience is not only unforgettable but also safe and enriching. Consider booking with Alpine Ramble for the Manaslu Circuit Trek in Nepal. From selecting the right gear to planning an itinerary, Alpine Ramble guarantees a friendly environment and professional services throughout the trekkers' trip. Trekkers are assured that they are in good hands in exploring the beautiful landscapes of the Manaslu Region.

       

       

      Itinerary

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      The journey begins with a warm welcome in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. Alpine Ramble’s friendly team will greet trekkers at the airport and ensure a safe smooth transfer to the hotel. After heavy travel, trekkers can take some time to rest and relax before the Manaslu trekking trip starts. Afterward, trekkers will drive to Soti Khola which approximately take 8-9 hours. Along the way, trekkers can enjoy the views of the countryside and the Trishuli River.

        This adventure takes us on a trek through a lush forest and past several tiny crossroads. Along the route, trekkers will cross the Budhi Gandaki River several times before reaching Maccha Khola. After trekking for 3 to 4 hours through beautiful scenery, trekkers will stop to rest for the night in Maccha Khola.

          Trekkers following the route along the Budhi Gandaki River will trek through places like Khorlabesi and Tatopan, known for its hot springs. Along this journey, trekkers will travel over the Tharo Khola River before arriving in Jagat. This charming village stands 1,340 meters high. Then, a short suspension bridge will guide trekkers along the banks of a flowing river, together with scenic farm villages.

            When trekkers go up through a forest area, trekkers will pass through the village of Philim. Philim has a lot of Gurung people. If trekkers keep going on trip, trekkers will re¬ach Deng. Deng is located at an altitude of 1,860 meters. Trekkers who take trips on foot will trek all the time passing through villages. After trekking for 6-7 hours, the trekkers now for the rest will stay the night in Deng.

              From Deng, trekkers will go through the forest with big trees like firs, oaks, and flowers called rhododendrons. Trekkers will visit places named Bihi Phe¬di and Ghap. Again, trekkers will cross the Budi Gandaki River. Trekkers will finally reach Namrung located high up at 2,630 meters. Getting there, trekkers will see the Tibetan Mani walls. These are hand-made stone walls with letters from Buddhist books.

                Walking through mountain areas with views of Mount Manaslu, Trekkers will pass through the village of Lho, known for its traditional Tibetan buildings, before reaching Samagaon. The trek here goes to a few short juniper bushes and willow trees, walking on a nice path with views of snow-covered tops. After 6 hours of trekking trekkers reach Samagaon located on the way to Manaslu base camp and Larkya-la pass including the route to the Tibetan border.

                  On this day trekkers can re¬st and get used to the high altitude¬. trekkers can choose to trek to Pungyen Gompa or Manaslu Base Camp. These treks help trekkers get used to the air and see nice views of the mountains around.

                    Going on the trek for 4-5 hours, trekkers trek through mountain areas and cross the Budhi Gandaki River one more time. Finally, the trekkers will get to Samdo, a village for Tibe¬tan people who had to leave their country, located at a height of 3,860 meters. Here trekkers can look at the traditional local culture and ways of life in Samdo village.

                      Another day for rest and acclimatization in Samdo. Trekkers can opt for a short hike around the village to help the body adjust to the altitude. Trekkers had the option of doing a short hike or rest for the next Dharamsala/ Larkya trek.

                        The trek to Dharamsala also referred to as Larkya Phe¬di, involves traversing 4 to 5 hours through barren terrain as trekkers make their ascent. On this day, the tre¬k will not be unduly difficult aside from a rapid increase in elevation over a short period, necessitating a few briefs but sloped hiking sections. Trekkers will gain significant altitude as they push toward their destination, serving as the starting point for crossing the Larkya La high mountain pass. The mostly barren landscapes will be¬ passed over until trekke¬rs reach the base camp to acclimate¬ before tackling the pass itse¬lf. insufficient vegetation and few signs of life will surround trekkers for much of the trekking, though the destination of Dharamsala will reward their efforts with serenity.

                          Start the day with the exhilarating challenge of traversing Larkya La Pass, a settled awe-inspiring rising of 5,160 meters. Marvel at the breathtaking panoramic vistas of the Himalayan peaks from the pass's summit with a Buddhist prayer flag. As trekkers descend towards Bhimthang, the stunning scenery continues to captivate. Trek through the pass and make trekkers way down to Bhimthang. Here, trekkers can rest overnight at Bhimthang.

                            On the twelfth day of the trek, adventurers will embark on a journey from Bhimthang to Gho village. This change in terrain provides a picturesque experience, allowing for the exploration of a different village along the Manaslu Circuit. The trek involves a downhill path amidst pine and rhododendron forests, taking approximately 5 hours. As trekkers navigate the stunning landscapes, they will eventually arrive at Gho village.

                              The descent on the downhill path makes the morning trek simpler, mostly leading to Telje village by the Marsyangdi River in the Manang region. Along the Annapurna Circuit, Dharapani stands out as a substantial village dotted with excellent lodgings. The Manaslu Circuit trekking trail intertwines with the Annapurna Circuit's acclaimed path. If time allows, after traversing the Larkya La pass, trekkers can embark on the Annapurna Circuit. Dharapani, renowned for its scenic charm, will be the final destination in the mountains.

                                After the Manaslu Circuit trek, trekkers will depart from the mountains and drive back to Kathmandu. Along the way, take in the stunning views and relive the special moments from the journey. In Kathmandu, trekkers will have a celebratory farewell dinner to commemorate the trek's completion. Depending on travel plans, trekkers can either extend their stay in Kathmandu or depart, bringing home unforgettable memories.

                                  Trip inclusion

                                  • International Airport pick up and drop off by private car, jeep, or Hiace
                                  • Meals on a full-board basis (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek in the mountain.
                                  • Professional English-speaking tour guide
                                  • Manaslu Conservation Area Project permit
                                  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit
                                  • Trekking equipment such as sleeping bag, duffel bag and down jacket on request
                                  • Kathmandu-Soti Khola and to Kathmandu by tourist bus/jeep
                                  • Supplementary snacks; tea, biscuits, and energy bars
                                  • Seasonal fresh fruit served during the trek
                                  • Appreciation of certificate after a successful trek
                                  • All salary, food drinks, accommodation, transport, and insurance for the guide.
                                  • Trekking lodges throughout the trek
                                  • Farewell Dinner
                                  • Emergency rescue arrangements
                                  • Alpine’s Ramble free Tshirt/route map
                                  • All government, local taxes/VAT, and official expenses
                                  • Assistant guide for the group of 8 or above
                                  • First aid kit
                                  • An oximeter to measure the oxygen level and pulse during the high trek.
                                  • Nepal entry visa fees
                                  • Trekkers travel insurance
                                  • Extra personal expenses
                                  • Porter costs USD 15-20 per day
                                  • All the bar bills like phone calls, laundry service, battery recharge, hot shower
                                  • Tips for Guide
                                  • Personal trekking equipment
                                  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the price include a section of this trek

                                  Dates & Price

                                  The Departure is available at any time Here is the link to select one date: CLICK HERE.

                                  Start DateEnd DateStatusPrice 
                                  11 Jun, 202610 Jun, 2026AvailableUS$899

                                  FAQs

                                  To stay healthy on the Manaslu Circuit Trek, be cautious of these typical dangers: altitude sickness: Adjust gradually to higher elevations to prevent it, dehydration: Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated, sunburn: Wear sunscreen and protective clothing to shield your skin from the sun's rays. Gastrointestinal issues: Maintain good hygiene, especially when handling food, to reduce the risk of these issues.

                                  Yes, on upon arrival at Tribhuvam International Airport, you will be received and welcomed by one of team member of Alpine Ramble and transfer to the respective hotel.

                                   

                                  Along the Manaslu Circuit Trek, travelers can choose from various lodging options. Teahouses offer standard rooms with shared bathrooms. In certain sections, more luxurious alternatives are available, such as lodges with private rooms and en-suite bathrooms.

                                  Along the Manaslu Circuit Trek, you can explore additional side trips and optional excursions. These include visiting nearby monasteries, viewpoints, and traditional villages. These excursions give you a chance to delve deeper into the local culture and way of life while appreciating the breathtaking scenery.

                                  Although medical assistance is limited on the trekking path, certain villages provide basic healthcare and communication. It's crucial to bring a comprehensive first aid kit, secure travel insurance for emergency evacuations, and trek with a guide experienced in wilderness first aid.

                                  The Manaslu Circuit Trek reaches its peak at Larkya La Pass. This pass is roughly 5,160 meters (16,930 feet) high.

                                  Along the Manaslu Circuit Trek, larger establishments like teahouses and lodges might take credit cards. But for smaller purchases like snacks, water, and souvenirs, it's best to have enough Nepalese Rupees in cash. In remote areas, credit card options might be scarce or not available, so carrying cash is a must.

                                  Larkya La Pass is the highest spot on the Manaslu Circuit Trek, about 5,160 meters (16,930 feet) high. It's got amazing views, but crossing it can be tough, especially if you're new to trekking. The high altitude and steep climb can be tricky. Make sure you're fit enough, have gotten used to the altitude, and have some trekking experience before you try Larkya La Pass. Talk to your guide about staying safe and getting ready for the pass.

                                  When planning for the Manaslu Circuit Trek, it's crucial to pack essential gear. This includes; Trekking attire, Sturdy hiking footwear, a Sleeping bag, Trekking poles * Sunscreen and sunglasses, a First aid kit, Water purification tablets, Headlamp or flashlight It's important to pack light while ensuring you have everything necessary for a comfortable and safe trek.

                                  To trek on the Manaslu Circuit Trek, trekkers must acquire two permits; a Manaslu Area permit due to the trek’s location in a projected area and an Annapurna Area Permit (ACAP) required for trekking in the Annapurna Conservation Area through which the Manaslu Circuit passes.

                                  The Manaslu Circuit Trek costs vary based on factors like Itinerary selected Trek duration, Accommodation choices, Permit fees, and Services like guides or porters. Expenses like meals and gear rental Typically, budget $1000 to USD 2000 per person for the entire trek.

                                  While trekkers can embark on the Manaslu Circuit Trek on their own, it's mandatory to secure permits and follow regulations. These may include hiring a guide or porter in certain sections. To ensure a hassle-free experience, safety, and the company of fellow hikers, many trekkers opt to join organized group treks led by reliable companies.

                                  While the Manaslu Circuit Trek may pose difficulties for those new to trekking, careful preparation, such as conditioning and adjusting to the altitude gradually, can enable even beginners to conquer this trek.

                                  The Manaslu Circuit Trek poses moderate challenges due to its rugged landscape, elevated terrain, and extended trekking periods. Nevertheless, with thorough preparation and proper acclimatization to the high altitude, trekkers possessing a reasonable level of physical fitness can complete the trek.

                                  For optimal trekking conditions, the Manaslu Circuit Trek should be undertaken in the spring (March-May) or autumn (September-December). During these seasons, the weather tends to be clear, providing stunning views of the surrounding landscape. Trekkers can expect stable weather and pleasant temperatures, making it a comfortable time to embark on the journey.

                                  Although the trek has no age limits, it demands a decent level of fitness and endurance due to its demanding terrain and high altitude. Trekkers must anticipate difficult trekking and possible altitude-related difficulties.

                                  Although the trek has no age limits, it demands a decent level of fitness and endurance due to its demanding terrain and high altitude. Trekkers must anticipate difficult trekking and possible altitude-related difficulties.