Manaslu Circuit Trek - 12 Days

Trip CostUS$ 999 (Per Person)
  • Duration 14 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
  • Activity Trekking
  • Accomodation Hotel + Lodges
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle / Bus
  • Meals:Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Best Month:March - June & Sept - December
  • Group Size:02- 15 People In Group
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The  Manaslu Circuit Trek - 12 Days is an exclusive package that takes trekkers into the unspoiled Manaslu region.  It is considered by many guides to be the best all-around trek in Nepal and is a great alternative to the Annapurna Base Camp Trek to beat the crowds.  Though, it should be noted that it is a bit more difficult than the Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

What is the trail like?

The Manaslu Circuit Trek - 12 Day combines two regions: the Manaslu region and Annapurna region.  If you look at a map, you can see that the trail circumnavigates Mount Manaslu, which stands high at an altitude of 8156 meters. The trail exemplifies that wonderful beauty of Nepal’s border with Tibet.  It is rich in biodiversity, natural beauty, and equally fascinating, cultural fascinations.  Our the trail begins along the banks of the Budhi Gandaki River, next to rice fields, grazing animals, and welcoming villagers. Moving on, we climb north towards higher altitude. We pass through Gurung villages, though as we go higher and higher, the population is completely ethnically Tibetan, and even a different dialect is spoken. Local people are Tibetan Buddhist influenced and offer brilliant hospitality.

A major highlight of our Manaslu Circuit Trek - 12 Day is the Larke Pass (5135 meters), which offers once-in-a-lifetime Himalayan views.  It is a bit of an adventure to get up there, as the pass is usually covered with snow.  The majestic views of the high Himalayas, dense forests down below, and deep gorges make this trek a once-in-a-lifetime experience. This trip is suitable for the adventure lovers or those who are fit and new to trekking but have a strong desire to become acquainted with the mountains.

Best Time to Trek

The best time to do the Manaslu Circuit Trek is between the months of October and December, as they provide the clearest skies.  The next best is from March to May.  It is possible to do the trek in other months, but ask us and we’ ll give you advice and information regarding those times.

For more information or customization about your trip, please feel free to Email or Contact Us. Mountain is calling you, come to explore now! Book Online 

Complimentary benefits of this trek

  • Airport pick up and drop off services - (Airport- Hotel- Airport) 
  • Trekking equipment such as the Sleeping bag, down jacket etc. on return basic
  • Duffle bag for porters to carry
  • Souvenir: Trekking route map/browser and printed ART company T-shirt

Trip Highlights of Manaslu Circuit Trek - 12 Days

  • Historical Kathmandu valley sightseeing
  • Scenic drive to Arughat and Sotikhola
  • Trekking through the beautiful local villages
  • Dazzling mountain vistas of Ganesh Himal, and Manasu ranges.
  • Rich cultural heritage isolated villages
  • Flora and fauna
  • Pass Larke- La ( 5135m)

Outline Day to Day Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu 1350m/4428ft.
  • Day 02: By Local bus Kathnadu/Arughat 600m- 7hrs drive.
  • Day 03: Trek to Machhi Khola (1,000 m/3,280 Ft & 5-6hrs )
  • Day 04: Trek to Jagat (1,410 m/34169 Ft & 5-6hrs.)
  • Day 05: Trek to Deng (2120mm/5660ft & 6hrs.)
  • Day 06: Trek to Namrung(2660m/86,33 ft & 5hrs.)
  • Day 07: Trek to Samagaun (3530m/1670ft & 6hrs.)
  • Day 08: Aclimatization and rest day.
  • Day 09: Trek to Samdo (3,740 m/12,270 Ft &4hrs trek)
  • Day 10: Trek to Dharmsala (4,480 m/14,698 Ft &4-5hrs.)
  • Day 11: Trek Over Larkya La Pass (5,170 m) then descends to Bhimthang (3,890m/12,762ft & 8hrs)
  • Day 12: Trek to Dharapani (1920 m & 5/6hrs.
  • Day 13: Drive to Beshisahar 3hrs.
  • Day 14: Drive to Kathmandu 7hrs by local bus.

Detail Itineraries

  • Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu 1350m/4428ft. On arrival at Tribhuvan International airport, you’ll be received by our official representative then transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel
  • Day 02:By Local bus Kathnadu/Arughat 600m- 7hrs drive.We have a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Arughat, as you reach Arughat where you can see beautiful traditional foods and landscape around, overnight at lodge.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge(B+L+D)
  • Day 03:Trek to Machhi Khola (1,000 m/3,280 Ft & 5-6hrs )We have easy trekking trail from Soti Khola, passing through beautiful villages, stunning waterfall with amazing landscapes to Machhi Khola (A fish stream). Overnight at lodge.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge(B+L+D)
  • Day 04:Trek to Jagat (1,410 m/34169 Ft & 5-6hrs.)Today our trek starts after breakfast, along the Budi river of boulder rock on the reviver. We are Passing villages Khorla besi, natural hot spring on the way than from the hot spring the trails gently climb over a bridge and we see beautiful landscape and awesome mountains view than finally arrive at Jagat, Jagat is beautiful flagstone village square in the village has Police checkpoints and we are entering Manaslu conservation area from here, Overnight at lodge.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge(B+L+D)
  • Day 05:Trek to Deng (2120mm/5660ft & 6hrs.)Today is we have a short climb up to Yaru beshi than trails climb on steps a waterfall. Cross the stream on a crocked wooden bridge then after that you walk through the villages and passing the couples scenic and typical villages and then gentle walk on a river than you are in the Deng, overnight at lodge.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge(B+L+D)
  • Day 06:Trek to Namrung(2660m/86,33 ft & 5hrs.)We have a lower trail towering by boulder rock and crossing a suspension bridge, Deng then after crossing bridge short climb up to gentle climb now rails continuously into the dense forest of rhododendron, pine, fir and juniper and rhododendron blossoming in March/April. Namrung village’s lies in the middle of the green forest with police station for permit check, overnight at lodge.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge(B+L+D)
  • Day 07:Trek to Samagaun (3530m/1670ft & 6hrs.)Today is an amazing day we will see excellent Mountain View closer and scenic landscape, massif Manaslu Himalayan range short walk from Namrung village after few hours walk from the hotel you reach a river which is followed down from Pungyen glaciers. I will follow the brunch trail reverse of the stream with ascending and then walk on yak pasture to Gompa with an incredible view of the Himalayas and the small valley. After having pack lunch and taking photographs trek to Samagaun, overnight at lodge.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge(B+L+D)
  • Day 08:Aclimatization and rest day.Today we go to visit the large village Gompa, this Gompa has known is local as Ro. The large village gompa is visible in the distance nestled against a wooded moraine at the far end of a valley and then the trails to the Lake then we leave lake the trails start to Manaslu Base Camp.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge(B+L+D)
  • Day 09:Trek to Samdo (3,740 m/12,270 Ft &4hrs trek)Today we start gradual up on the bottom of Mt. Manaslu, leading on the south bank of the river through shrubs, beautiful landscapes after wooden bridge short ascend brings Samdo, last village in Manaslu trail before Larkya La Pass, Overnight at lodge.
  • Day 10:Trek to Dharmsala (4,480 m/14,698 Ft &4-5hrs.)The trail will be leading scenic walk to the Himalayas it goes to gradual up on the barren area with beautiful landscape, spectacular view of north Manaslu as well as glaciers. We are Crossing some streams on the way and passing popular old market called Larkey Bazaar. Eastern trail leading to the border of Tibet but we taking southern trail keep-climbing gradually up to Dharmasala, Overnight at lodge.
  • Day 11:Trek Over Larkya La Pass (5,170 m) then descends to Bhimthang (3,890m/12,762ft & 8hrs)Today is one of the most challenging and exciting days of our trek. We start trek an early morning, ascending nearly 700m up Larkya La Pass on the rocky. As we walking up we'll see the brilliant golden color sunrise over the Himalayas. Larkya La Pass is a challenging and tough pass but as you climb higher, this will be surprised and impressive by seeing the closet view of massive Himalayas. At the summit we take photographs then we are descending nearly 1250m with a great view to Himalayan, glacier and sparkling lake at mid of glacier. Then as we reach Bhimtang we will have very good rest in Lodge, overnight at lodge.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge(B+L+D)
  • Day 12:Trek to Dharapani (1920 m & 5/ we are descending, crossing the few villages and more interspersed with rhododendron and oaks forests we walk on the north bank as we trek in to tile, we leave the village and cross the Dudh Khola and trek along the river embankment then trails follows through the scrub forests to Dharapani, we are now junction of the tails and the remainder of the trek follows the first days of Annapurna circuit trek, Overnight at lodge.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge(B+L+D)
  • Day 13:Drive to Beshisahar 3hrs. today we start our scenic drive Beshishar after last breakfast in Mountain, 3hrs drive will presents countryside scenery all the way to Beshishar, overnight at hotel

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge(B+L+D)

    Note: All above trekking hours and distances are approximate and it’s absolutely for general ideas only
  • Day 14:Drive to Kathmandu 7hrs by local bus.A scenic drive from Beshishar to Kathmandu will take 7hrs Kathmandu. At Kathmandu, you will have free time for shopping souvenirs for family and friends.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge(B+L)

Cost Includes

  • International and domestic Airport pick-up and drop by car.
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing with a tour guide. 
  • Meals on the full-board basis (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner/ the main course) during the trek in the mountain.
  • An experienced and Knowledgeable English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide.
  • All Food, Accommodation, Insurance, and transportation for porter and guide.
  • Manaslu conservation area permits and special permits
  • TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System) 
  • Trekking equipment such as the Sleeping bag, down jacket etc. on return basic
  • Trekking lodge (Tea House) throughout the trek.
  • Annapurna conservation area permit 
  • 1-night accommodation in Besishar with breakfast
  • Assistant guide group size more than 5 people in a group.
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Nayapul-Pokhara-Kathmandu by bus.
  • Supplementary snacks: energy bar and cookies 
  • local porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Seasonal fresh fruits desert every day 
  • Appreciation of certificate after the successful trek
  • Farewell Dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional music and dance
  • Souvenir: Trekking route map/browser and printed ART company T-shirt
  • Compressive first aids box.
  • Emergency rescue operation assistance in arranging in case of complex health condition (funded by travel insurance)
  • All government, Local taxes/ vat and official Expenses

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15 days Visa.
  • Extra accommodation and meals behind schedule
  • Extra drinks as alcoholic & non-alcoholic
  • Surplus luggage charges for domestic airport
  • Additional cost by out of management control due to the landscape, weather condition, illness, change of government policies, strikes, and physical condition etc.
  • Personal expense such as snacks, laundry, telephone, wife, hot shower etc.
  • Travel insurance 
  • Tips for guide and porter


Above the information is for a guide and standard pattern of what basically, we provide. the trip can be customized at your request and interests to accommodate your specific requirements. 


Thank you for joining us (your local adventure travel partner ) “Alpine Ramble Treks”! We will do everything within our means to take care of you and ensure an enjoyable and unforgettable trip of a lifetime in Nepal Himalayas, Wishing you all the best and keep your adventure spirit alive!


Departure Details

We have no hidden cost, our given prices are based on per person but there are discountable if you are a group of numbers people (the discountable will be opened above the 4 persons in a group), and it does not include the international airfare. In addition, trek cost details are applied to our each and every trip packages.

We also organize the private, families, and joining group for this trek with flexible departures, group size, and itineraries any preferred date of your choice at any time of the year as per your convenience, Request for your Date 

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Trip Note

We strictly prioritize of our valuable client’s safety and satisfaction while traveling with Alpine Rambl Treks. Your safety is our paramount concern for us. In every trip with ART, our guides and porters will be carrying useful and necessary equipment as well as the medical kit, you will be provided by our leaders who have extensive knowledge of the first aid if required. However, during the trip; natural disasters, weather disturbances, health conditions, politics, transport or a multitude of other factors, that are beyond our control and it can result in a change of originally planned itinerary or cancel the trip as a safeguard. However, our guide has full authority to alter or even drops the planned itinerary of any part if it is necessary due to safety concern. On this circumstance, you need to be flexible with your planned itinerary and take after the guideline as instructed by your guide/ leader. Note:- we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we won’t be responsible for any result of alterations on itineraries or any delays due to unexpected circumstances.

Personal Travel Insurance

We highly recommended a compressive travel insurance package to all our clients, the insurance must cover helicopter rescue and evacuation expense at Height altitude for the trekkers to Manaslu Circuit Trek, it will be assisted with adequate protection tour to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, and any kind of illness will be covered. Alpine Ramble Treks kindly ask for any of our travelers to send the reliable travel insurance copy through the email once you book the trip with us.  

Health and Fitness requirements 

Manaslu Circuit  Trek is an exciting and spectacular moderate trekking destination in the world. It’s an exceptional trekking route for travelers who wish to enjoy and explore the Himalayas and beautiful landscape on this planet. This trek basically starts from low land to high land as you are hiking in these areas than you have to be fit both of physically and mentality by yourself.  Every day trek prefers about 4/5 hours approx. As you hiking up to the high altitude than you have to prepare by physically and mentality to succeed the trip, our provision is making your trip reliable and remarkable without any problems in every step to step with your wealth health. Our first priority is your safety and security entire the trip. you Should convenience yourself to take some pre-training course of the trek that would be easy, considering some physical exercise like jogging, running, climb stair-case, cycling, swimming and hitting gym etc.

Accommodation during the Trek

Accommodation in Kathmandu, you would be staying at the best hotel basically 3-4 stars, on the twin-sharing basis. But Accommodations in trekking is very basic where you will get the room with pillows, warm and nice blanket, attach bathroom if it’s available with comfortable beds during the Manaslu Circuit Trek,  if you are single you get single bedroom as well with hygienic food, The Menu for food and accommodation have  fixed by local management community.

Passport and Visa

All clients must have a valid passport with at least 6 months prior validity from return date Nepalese visas can be obtained from the immigration office or Consulate in your country or arrival in Kathmandu Airport.

Last minute booking

Concerning your desirable interested for any trip with us we even accept the last minute booking. You can book a trip directly by calling or sending a message anytime. But eventually, Last minute booking may not acceptable for Bhutan and Tibet trip.

Meals and Drinking Water

The Manaslu Circuit Trek route has numerous tea houses along the way and every single tea houses has the menu system with different ethnic cuisines foods as well as western meals on the Menu; you could pick up any kinds of a meal as you like to have during the trek, we would highly recommend the vegetable items instead of Meat because meat in the mountain can be effected some time because it may not be used to it for the new travelers in this region. But some places provide you with typical Nepali meals which are different types of international meals. These are prepared by the local supplement. Every tourist Lodge has well-trained cook basically attention for clean, hygienic, fresh and nice testy foods. The variety of drinks and every lodge have safe drinking water or minerals bottles of water you could buy. If you buy a water purification tablet from Kathmandu you can take water from the tap and purify yourself this will be cheaper and help to control the plastic pollution as well. The water you could buy everywhere in the Manaslu region at a reasonable price but the price would go high when you go to high altitude areas. We also recommend you to buy boiled water instead of cold which keeps your body warm.

Extra personal expenses on trekking

During the trek, all the food are included (Lunch, Breakfast, and Dinner with hot drinks) which will be provided by the company, behind the schedule of our package the meals and accommodations in Kathmandu will have to be arranged by yourself.

Equipment lists for Manaslu Circuit Trek


  • Sun hat
  • Warm hat and scarf
  • Headlight


  • Sunscreen +40
  • Sunglass
  • Face wipes and towels

List for Hands

  • Lightweight gloves
  • And warm Globes

Body clothing

  • Down or fiber-filled jacket (the company will be provided in rent)
  • Down or fiber-filled jacket (the company will be provided in rent)
  • 2 pairs of hiking t-shirts, preferably quick drying, possibly thermal tops for the trek
  • Fleece jacket and sweaters
  • Poncho and rain jacket
  • Socks, preferably cotton –mix
  • Lightweight cotton trekking pants with folding option

Lists of Footwear

  • The proper Trekking Boots
  • socks preferably cotton sports socks but take some extra pairs
  • crampon (optional)

Essential gear

  • Day Backpack above the 30 L
  • Pack covers and Thermal bottle
  • Water peals
  • Umbrella
  • Walking  pole if you need it
  • Thick Sleeping bag
  • Deodorant
  • Laundry soap
  • Antibacterial Gel
  • Toiletries
  • toothbrush
  • Shampoo

Personal accessories

  • Camera
  • Cell Phone
  • Money wallet with Money
  • Padlocks
  • Plastic bag
  • Watch
  • Sewing kit
  • Extra p photos and passport photocopies

First aid Kit

  • Diamox (acetazolamide)
  • Lozenges
  • Elastic bandages
  • Moleskin
  • Cotton bandages and band-aids
  • Lancing needle
  • Antibiotic eye-drops
  • Thermometer
  • Sling
  • Paracetamol
  • Antiseptic antibacterial cream or solution
  • Painkillers
  • Anti-emetic for nausea (not at high altitude)
  • Loperamide to control diarrhea
  • Norfloxacin or Cipro to cure diarrhea, other infections
  • Oral rehydration salts

Best Season

Best season for Manaslu Manaslu Trek is spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) these months are the best months for the Manaslu Circuit Trek. The temperature is moderate in these seasons and we guarantee an amazing view and breathtaking scenery throughout the trek. If you wish to avoid crowds this trip during in winter (Dec., Jan. and Feb.) could also be the best options.

Hotels in Kathmandu

Alpine Ramble Treks will provide you with standard level hotel services with breakfast. We also book the hotel according to your choices. Please let us know if you have any plans as per your choices to book the hotels like 5 stars categories: Hyatt Regency, Yak &Yeti, De’l Annapurna, The Everest Hotel, The Malla hotel, and any kind of hotels, we will be glad to help according to your plans. 

Responsible for Tourism

Our experience field staffs/team strongly believes that we all are equally responsible to act in favor of the local culture and environment. We would like to follow the important role following the rules. 

  • please respect the local people and their laws, custom and their beliefs
  • please always ask your guides for permission before doing something in the local community. 
  • please support the keep environment clean, wherever you would travel and dispose of rubbish
  • please help the local community to encourage positive sides of tourism as long as possible.

We Alpine Ramble Treks involved in Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) and organize eco-friendly trips that teach to make the sustainable positive environmentally sensitive of both travelers and communities.

Booking and payment process

Alpine Ramble Treks (P) Ltd. is a government authorized and registered trekking and adventure operator based in Nepal. The company registered number is 178805/074/075 we are also associated with various local tourism sectors in order to process the trip booking with Alpine Ramble the percent of full trip payments can be made with required documents such as passport, travel insurance copies and flight details to Nepal with a two weeks period from the booking date.

Our respected traveler can be made the Payment through the Online directly from our website, bank transfer, western union or any other remittances, the remaining can be paid on your upon arrival in Kathmandu Hotel or office.   

Your safety is of paramount concern whilst traveling with Alpine Ramble Treks, come and enjoy the trip, for booking through the Online Click here  "BOOK YOUR TRIP"  

We look forward to guiding you in the Himalayas for a wonderful trekking experience of a lifetime