Manaslu Circuit Trek

Trip CostUS$ 1080 (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:01- 15People In Group
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The Manaslu Circuit Trek 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 journey 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 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 the trip 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.

Trip Highlights of Manaslu Circuit Trek

  • 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 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 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 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)
  • 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. 
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner with hot drinks) during the trek in the Himalaya.
  • 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) 
  • 2 nights -3star tourist hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast
  • 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 certificate after the successful trek
  • Farewell Dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional music and dance
  • Compressive first aids box.
  • All the government and local taxes
  • Company T-shirt

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!

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Trip Note

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 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 12 days Everest base camp 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 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 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 Manaslu region at the 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.

Possible Flight Delay in Kathmandu and Lukla: 

Sometime, the flights (To Kathmandu from Lukla) may be canceled due to the changing in unpredictable weather conditions around in the mountains. In such conditions, we Alpine Ramble Treks kindly request all the travelers to make a plan while putting at least 2/3 possibility spree days for the Everest Base Camp trek. In such case, we will charter a Helicopter to secure you are on schedule for your international flight. The helicopter can easily fly up to 1500m visibility.  You will be given cancellation of domestic flights and a receipt upon payment of Helicopter so that you may claim the amount from your travel insurance (Travel insurance is mandatory before joining Manaslu Circuit Trek) 

Trekking Equipment

We Alpine Ramble Treks recommended carrying these following trekking types of equipment lists.

  • Bandana or headscarf, also useful for dusty conditions
  • A warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket
  • 1 pair of lightweight poly-liner gloves.
  • 1 pair of Hiking shorts
  • 1 pair of Hiking trousers
  • 1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
  • 2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
  • 2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
  • 1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water resistant, ankle support, “broken in”)
  • 1 sleeping bag (good to -10 degrees C or 14 degrees F if going to the higher elevation above 5000m.
  • 1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters/3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carryon)
  • A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables should have good shoulder padding
  • 1 pair of mittens, consists of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched with a very warm polar-fleece mitt liner (seasonal)

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