• Manaslu Circuit Trekking

Manaslu Circuit Trekking


Trip Facts

  •    Country: Nepal
  •    Trip grade: Difficult
  •    Destination: Nepal
  •    Activities: Trekking
  •    Accommodation: Guest House In trek/ LuxuryHotel In City
  •    Meals: Full Board in trek
  •    Maximum altitude: 5125m
  •    Group size: 2pax to 15 pax.
  •    Best Season: Sept to Nov, Mar to May

Trip Higlights

  • less crowded route of trekking
  • Enjoy Trekking along the beautiful Budhi Gandaki river.
  • Trek to Manaslu Base Camp.
  • Majestic view of the 8th highest mountain in the world Mt. Manaslu (8,163m).
  • Tibetan and Gurung influence the Culturally and Historically Fascinating regions of Nepal.
  • teahouse trekking. 
  • the High pass, Larkya La (5,125m), and Numerous Mountain panoramic and close Vistas.
  • Beaten path trek, Culturally and Naturally rich in flora, fauna, and cultivated terraced land with a diversity of Mid- Nepali Hills.


Trip Information

The Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of the most popular trekking destinations in the remote area of Nepal. Manaslu routes relatively seek few trekkers and have not been developed and are basically deprived of basic facilities.  In fact, the tea houses in the Manaslu Circuit were only developed before 5 years. But, when the Annapurna Circuit Trekking route was constructed, Manaslu Circuit has developed a lot since then.
The Manaslu Conservation Area project encouraged an additional number of tea houses in the route. Now you can enjoy your trekking to Manaslu Circuit at its finest condition.
Normally, you can take a package of 15 days to complete the Manaslu Circuit Trekking but Mission Himalaya Treks and Expeditions PVT LTD will suggest you a few extra days for itinerary extensions so that you can enjoy other destinations like Tsum Valley on the way of Manaslu Circuit. Manaslu Circuit Trek route follows the rugged gorge of the evergreen river Budhi Gandaki before crossing the Larkya Pass and descending down to another amazing river named Marshyandgi Khola after the pass. Manaslu Circuit Trek with us will also benefit you with one of the easy but high passes namely Larkya Pass. Larkya Pass Trekking is also considered the snowy pass, as sometimes there occurs heavy snowfall surrounding the Manaslu. 
Manaslu Circuit Trekking is difficult and riskier in the western side of Manaslu where deep snowfalls are likely to be found.

Along the trek, Manaslu trail crosses from Gorkha and join over the Budhi Gandaki at Arughat.
Manaslu Circuit Trekking route includes trekking through the village and cultivated fertilized land for some days. But the gorge is narrow after Jagat - the village inhabited by  Gurungs. You will experience the Tibetian influenced culture after 12 days of Manaslu Circuit which is just a few kilometers away from Narmu Tibetian Border in the North.

From Samdu to Bhimtang, there exists no permanent habitation. In Larkya Phedi, you can see a large stone shelter before crossing the Larkya Pass.  In the pass, you will be surrounded by the beautiful beast Mt. Manaslu ( 8163m) on your left and also you will see the landscapes of snow-capped mountains whose stunning beauty of glaciers will definitely make your best moment of your trekkings. The itinerary continues after you have crossed Bhimtang Can, which joins the main Annapurna Circuit Trek at Dharapani. After we finished Dudh Khola, with the beautiful Rhododendron and pine forest which would normally take 4 hours but as you start to enjoy the beautiful mountain range, where birds and flowers will leave you amazed you can take a day too.  However, you will be advised to Pack Lunch and Drinks because of deprived facilities in Larke Pass for a day. 

When the weather in Manaslu is good, you will enjoy the view of panoramic mountains. Manaslu Trek will additionally benefit you with the fascinating culture, amazing landscape, biological diversity with superb Himalayan VIews of Annapurna Himalayan range, Himalchuli,  Shringi Ngadi Chuli along with Ganesh Himal makes the Manaslu trekking one of Nepal’s lost Himalayan Gem. 

Since Manaslu Region has been restricted by Nepal’s Government, you are not allowed to go trekking in that route. A minimum of two persons is required to get the permits of a trek along with the local guide. The permit must be processed through a registered agency. You can check Manaslu Trek Permit to know more about the permits and its charge.

Manaslu Larkya Pass (5135m) the highest point in the Manaslu Circuit Trekking route. You can grab the finest view when you trek in Autumn or Spring season. These seasons are the best time to trek in Manaslu but we arrange around the year as per your desired time for you. Manaslu regions have also four different options: Lower Manaslu Trekking, Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking, Tsum Valley Trekking and Manaslu Circuit Trekking itself. Among them, Manaslu Larke Pass trekking is popular trekking options according to trekkers.

Manaslu Trekking: Trek in the Mountain of Spirit
Manaslu Trekking is getting more and more popular because of its newly trekking destination. However, there are still few trekkers as compared to the established trekking routes in the Annapurna Region. The circuit trek gives stunning routes with the spectacular views in every step. You will see the shining diamond Mt. Manaslu when the sun sprinkles its rays over the 8163m above peak the scenario is just magnificent with Ganesh Himal Range on the side, the horizon is just peaceful beauty. Along the Manaslu Trek, you encounter an interesting mix of authentic Hindu and Tibetan Buddhist villages. The trail follows the spectacular Budhi Gandaki river all the way from Arughat to its source which is just below the Larkya Pass(512m).

Manaslu Trek Route
Starting around 700 m, the landscapes incredibly vary from the green countryside and lush forests to spectacular high altitude landscapes skirting huge glaciers. Crossing the Larkya Pass (5125 m) is tough when there is snow. However, the stunning landscape with the mighty Himalayas towering straight around you and the spectacular glaciers make it more than worth the effort. The Pass links the Budhi Gandaki with the Marsyangdi valley. The descent passes through beautiful alpine meadows at Bhimtang before joining the main Annapurna Circuit Route heading to the trailhead at Besisahar. Manaslu Trekking is easily accessible from Kathmandu. It originally starts in the town of Arughat or Gorkha, however, with roads being built many trekkers start at either Barpak or Soti Khola, a bit further up the trail.
We start trekking from Soti Khola and end in Chyamche or Besisahar where it is also the starting point for trekking in the Annapurna Circuit.

Experience Required for Manaslu Trek
The Manaslu Trek Itinerary below is just a suggested itinerary. You can customize the trek route and itinerary as per your comfort. We recommend following this route to get the most out of the Manaslu Region of Nepal. The trekking can be longer or shorter depending on the length of your walking days and starting point. There are tea houses along the track. We can arrange camping for you if you prefer camping to stay in the guesthouse. You can also visit the Tsum Valley, a beautiful, secluded valley where century-old Tibetan traditions prevail.  

Day 1st: Arrive in Kathmandu (KTM) Tribhuvan international airport and transfer to your respective hotel. (15 minutes driving).

Day 2nd: Kathmandu Unesco World heritage sites day tour and preparation for the trekking. (5 to 6 hours sightseeing)

Day3rd: Drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola(700m) by private car. 

Day 4th: Trek from Soti Khola to lapubesi9884m) toNaunikhola(920m) to Khanibesi(970m) to Machha Khola (869m)

Day 5th: Trek From Machakhola to Khorlabeshi(970m) to Tatopani(990m) to Dobhan(1070m) to Yaruphant(1170m) to Jagat (1340m)

Day 6th: Trek from Jagat to Salleri(1353m) to Sirdibas(1420m) to Philim(1570m) to Ekle Bhatti(1600m0 to Lokpa(2240m) to Nyak( 2340m) to  Deng (1860m)

Day 7th: Trek from Deng to Rana(1910m ) to Bihi Phedi(1990m) to Ghap to Namrung(2630m) 

Day 8th: Trek from Namrung to Lihi(2920m) to Sho(2880m ) to Lho(3180m) to Shyala(3500m) to Sama Gaun (3520m)

Day 9th: Rest and acclimatization day at Sama Gaun

Day 10th: Trek from Samagaun to Samdo (3860m)

Day 11th: Trek from Samdo to Larkya Bazaar(4090m) to Dharamsala (4460m)

Day 12th: Trek from Dharmashala to Dangboche (3930m)to Bimtang (3750m) via Larke Pass (5160m)

Day 13th: Trek From Bhimtang to Hampuk(3430m) to Yakkharka(3020m) to Kharche(2700m) to Gho(2515m) to Tilije(2300m) to Thonje(1965m)  to Dharapani (1963m)

Day 14th: Drive from Dharapani to Kharte(1850m)-Chamje(1430m) -Jagat(1300m) -Syange(1100m) - Ghermu(1130m) Nadi Bazar(930m0 - Bhulbhule(840m) to Besi Sahar(760m)  – Kathmandu

Day 15th: Fly back from Kathmandu  to your sweet home


Detail Itinerary

Manaslu Trek Itinerary:

Day 01: Meet at Tribhuvan International Airport(TIA) and transfer to the hotel.
When you will arrive at the gate of our only one international airport in Kathmandu Mission Himalaya  Treks And Expedition Representative will meet you and transfer you to your respective hotel. Welcome drink provided to you and you have leisure time in the afternoon. Evening our office representative will brief you about your tour and introduce you to your guide. You can walk around in Thamel. Thamel is the most popular tourist hub in Nepal. Evening we will treat you as a welcome dinner in Thamel with Nepali cuisine with typical Nepali restaurant traditional dance and music live show. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Accommodation: 3-star standard hotel/ Meals included: Welcome dinner/ Transportation: Private car/ Activities: None.

Day 02: Preparation Trekking permits and sightseeing in Kathmandu{6 hours sightseeing}
We will Apply for trekking permits like the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) Manaslu Conservation Area Project(MCAP) and Trekkers Information management Systems(TIMS) permits. You can be sightseeing around Kathmandu valley World Heritage sites. Here you can explore some ancient Hindus and Buddhist Temples. Like Swoyambhunath Stupa(Ancient Buddhist temple influence by Nepali Buddhism), Tourists also called this temple as name Monkey Temple. The second point is Kathmandu Durbar square(an old royal place inside have a cluster of Temples and The Living Goddess Kumari) and then we drive to Boudhnath. We take lunch here and sightseeing around there. This is the world's biggest stupa influenced by Tibetan Buddhism then we will finally go to the most religious and pilgrimage site called Pashupatinath Temple. Biggest temple for Hindus. surroundings you can see many Hindus god and goddess temples and also can see the cremation system of Nepal. After people died in Kathmandu before burning they will do lots of praying. you can see with your open eyes. finally, our sightseeing finished and we will back to Thamel for an overnight stay)

Accommodation: 3-star Standard hotel/ Meals included: Breakfast/ Transportation: Private car/ Activities: Private day tour.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola and overnight(700m){7 hours driving}. 
After breakfast in the Kathmandu hotel, we will drive to the New bus park by private car and take the bus to Soti Khola. If we can have the window seat on the right side of the bus we can see the beautiful view of mountain rivers and the landscape of Nepal. On the way, we pas Trisuli and Budhigandaki riverside. so we are able to see some Raftoing activities on the way. we can see the city side of people's lifestyle. farmland jungles and lots of flora and fauna during driving. at Arughat we change the connection of the bus. We change another bus from Arughat to Sotikhola. Sotikhola situated at the bank of the Budi Gandaki river. Overnight there. 

Accommodation: Tea house or Lodge/ Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner/ Transportation: Private car and Public Bus/ Activities: None.

Day 04: Trek from Soti Khola to Macha Khola(870m)
Today after taking the first mountain breakfast we will trek the riverside of Budhigandaki throw the Sal forest and Shadow. Today beginning trails will be steep and rugged cliffside trails. after there we will down to the village of Gurung cast Labubesi. After Labubesi we will walk at the bank of Machha Khola where we spent today night.

Accommodation: Tea house or Lodge/ Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner/ Transportation: Nones/ Activities: Trekking.

Day 05: Trek from Macha Khola to Jagat(1340m) 
Today trekking we will go through the numerous ascend and descend trails and the narrow gorges until Khorlabesi. we can pass villages are sparsed and people meandering along the trail until Tatopani. Tatopani in English means Natural Hot Spring. Further, we trek through the east side and follow the Budhi Gandaki river till Dobhan then processes through the Yarabagar via Thulo Dhunga. Then we will cross the river with a suspension bridge and reach Jagat. overnight spend there.

Accommodation: Tea house or Lodge/ Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner/ Transportation: None/ Activities: Trekking.

 Day 06: Trek from Jagat to Deng(1860m)
Today trek will begin with upward trails with a rocky ridge where we can see spectacular views of Sringi Himal(7187m). Today trekking we will pass through the potato millet and maize terraced farmland. We enter another village Nupri some western mountain ranges and lots of Bamboo forests. finally, we will reach the Buddhist village called Deng.  mani wall and colorful Tibetan flag with mesmerizing mountain view from this village. Overnight spend there.

Accommodation: Tea house or Lodge/ Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner/ Transportation: None/ Activities: Trekking.

Day 07: Trek from Deng to Namrung(2630m){7-8 hours trekking}
After breakfast and enjoy the village of Buddhist Deng today trek we will climb to the hillside and reach the stone-carved village Bihi. We are still in Budhi Gandaki riverside. We can enjoy the Rhododendron forest which leads our trek top Ghap and uphill trail to Tum Stream. Today if we are lucky we can able to see Monkeys and birds during the trail until Namrung. We can explore the biggest chorten and some big houses too Numerous mani walls and hand-carved stones wall along the way. Overnight at Namrung. 

Accommodation: Tea house or Lodge/ Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner/ Transportation: None/ Activities: Trekking.

Day 08: Trek from Namrung to Samagaun(3520m){7-8 hours trekking}
From Namrung village this Manaslu treks climbs uphill and explores Mt. Manaslu and Manaslu north during the trekking. Today we can see the local villagers with traditional Buddhist Costume also called Chubas. Some People believe that the Tsum Valley also named by Tubas. On the way, we pass numerous village-like Shyo, Lho, Shyals, etc. We will pass the barley fields during the trek. Today we can see lots of snow-capped mountains like Manaslu North(7157m), Naike peak(5515m), and Manaslu(8163m). Lho village is popular with Ribum Gompa. after some time we reach Samagaun. overnight here.

Accommodation: Tea house or Lodge/ Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner/ Transportation: None/ Activities: Trekking.

Day 09: Acclimatization Day at Samagaun
Today we have a rest day or acclimatization day due to the high altitude. we need to acclimatize our body too. Today we can explore Samagaun. Like Birendra Tal(lake), Many ancient Buddhist Monasteries, Tibetan big community village Samagaun. or you can trek to Pun Gyen Gompa or Manaslu base camp. If you decide to go there you need to hike a full day. Today Marvelous view of Manaslu makes your rest day fulfill with joy and happiness. Overnight at Samagaun.

Accommodation: Tea house or Lodge/ Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner/ Transportation: None/ Activities: Hiking or explore Samagaun.

Day 10: Trek from Samagaun to Samdo(3860m)
Today is the short trekking day as a comparison of trekking another day. Because we will go in high altitude. Due to high altitude the farmland only for Barley and potatoes. This place also called a place of Yak.  before in Samdo, many Tibetans come to trade Chinese and Tibetan goods. This village is the Picturesque village of the Manaslu Region. Stay overnight Samdo.

Accommodation: Tea house or Lodge/ Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner/ Transportation: None/ Activities: Trekking

Day 12: Trek from Samdo to Larkya Phedi or Dharmashala(4460m/14631ft) {4-5 hours trekking}
Today trekking trail we will trek through the wide and broad path. Cross at the beginning Budi Gandaki river alone lots of Mani wall. We can see a Huge gorge and trekking upwards through the Larkya Glacier. Sycha glacier Manaslu's view and larkya Himal is the Main attraction for today. Beautiful Mountain Landscape today different than another trekking day will really enjoyable for the trekkers. Overnight at Dharmashala. 

Accommodation: Tea house or Lodge/ Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner/ Transportation: None/ Activities: Trekking.

Day 12: Trek from Larke Phedi to Bhimtang(3750m) via Larkya pass(5135m) 
The most beautiful day and difficult day because of high altitude trekking today. The trekking seems not so difficult but Larkya Pass 5135meter is big challenge for beginning trekkers. around 5 hours trekking in the glacier moraine and frozen lake we can reach to Larke pass. This place is very popular for viewing majestic mountain ranges like Kang Guru(6980m), Gyaji Kung(&030m) Cheo Mountain(6820m), and Himlung Himal(7126m). The highest point of our trekking is the Larkya pass. From this pass, we will walk difficult steeply down to Bhimtang and overnight sleep there.

Accommodation: Tea house or Lodge/ Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner/ Transportation: None/ Activities: Trekking.

Day 13: Trek from Bhimtang to Dharapani(1963m) 
today long day of trekking downhill. We cross the glacier stream during the trekking trails today. Pine and rhododendron forest during the trek makes you the impressive trekking today. The flower blooms in March and April months. Mt. Manaslu(8163m) splendor view today finally. Lots of agricultural landscape, farmland with Dudh Stream and village-like Goa, Tilje we pass during the trekking. Finally, we meet Dharapani the route of the famous Annapurna Circuit trekking today. Overnight at Dharapani. 

Accommodation: Tea house or Lodge/ Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner/ Transportation: None/ Activities: Trekking.

Day 14: Drive from Dharapani to Besi Sahar by jeep and Drive from Besishahar to Kathmandu by Bus. 
The long day of driving and final day from mountain to city. Because of the bad road construction, the car cannot go there so we will drive by local jeep from Dharapani to Besishahar. it takes around 4 hours. from Beshishahar the road condition quite good. so we drive by bus or (private car with add on cost) to Kathmandu. it takes 6 hours long drive until Kathmandu. After Kathmandu, the guide drops you at the hotel, and from Mission Himalaya Treks And Expeditions Representative will meet you to share your trekking experience with us. then he will provide you a certificate of Manaslu trek complete with us. Overnight at Kathmandu.

Accommodation: 3-star category Hotel/ Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch/ Transportation: Local jeep and public microbus/ Activities: None.

Day 15: Shopping, Departure or Extend your holiday
 Today the final day of your adventure journey to Nepal. Morning you can take breakfast in the Hotel Kathmandu. After breakfast, you can go for the final day shopping for your friends, family, and relatives. Then you have leisure time. according to your flight time and check-in time our Mission Himalaya Treks And expedition representative will drop you at the Tribhuvan International Airport(TIA) departure gate 3 hours prior to the flight. We will wish you all the best and safe flight and welcome back again to do adventure activities in Nepal with your family and friends. Greetings and safe flight. 

Accommodation: None/ Meals included: Breakfast / Transportation: Private vehicle for Departure/ Activities: None.


Cost Details

What is included?

  • Airport Pick up and drop services during your international arrival and departure
  • Deluxe 3 star category accommodation in Kathmandu inclusive of breakfast according to the itinerary.
  •  Kathmandu to Soti Khola drive by local bus
  •  Besishahar to Kathmandu drive by local bus
  •  beautiful and clean accommodation at guest houses/lodges during the trek.
  • Meals of the full board during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with a cup of hot drinks)
  • one trekking guide highly experienced, friendly, English speaking, government licensed, ministry of tourism trained with his salary, meals, accommodation, transportation, and insurance.
  •  one very strong porter with salary, meals, accommodation, transportation, and insurance
  •  Manaslu and Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) permits. Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) permits.
  •  Down jacket, Four – seasonal sleeping bag, Duffel bag, and trekking map (duffel bag, down jacket and sleeping bag, have to be returned after trip completion)
  • Complimentary welcome or farewell dinner in a typical Nepali cultural restaurant
  •  all necessary paper works, Government tax, and office services charges.
  • Assistant trekking guide if your group size 6 or more than 6 persons with salary, meals, accommodation, transportation, and insurance
  • First AID medication and medicines with your guide.
  • certificate of your trekking signed by the company manager and your trekking guide.

What is not included?

  • Kathmandu city lunch and dinner (also not include in case of early returns, late departure than schedule itinerary)
  • International airfare to and from Nepal
  • travel, medical insurance, Emergency Evacuation
  • Items of personal Nature (Hot shower, alcoholic beverages, Telephone, laundry, personal snacks, Internet, electronic or battery charging, hot water, Cold drinks)
  •  Extra accommodation in Kathmandu rather than an itinerary
  •  Nepal visa fees (two passport photographs, US$ 25 for multiple entry 15 days, US$ 40 multiple entries for 30 days, US$ 90 multiple entries for 3 months) Can be issued upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport.
  •  Gratitude for your guide and porter
  •  City monument fees and other costs arising by mishaps, natural calamities.
  •  Services that are not mentioned in service include sections.

Useful info


Manaslu Circuit Trekking equipment:

Headlamp with extra batteries
UV Protection Sunglasses
A warm sleeping bag Negative 15 degrees.
Trekking shoes Goretex
Trekking stick good quality

Clothes for Manaslu Trekking: 
Higher elevation morning and night will very cold So you Must carry warm clothes are as follows: 

For Upper body:

The headscarf can use in dust road 
Wool or synthetic warm hat which must cover your ear.
shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
The light thermal upper wear 
Fleece wind-stopper jacket
Waterproof with breathable fabric jacket
Down vest
Jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable
lightweight poly-liner gloves.
lightweight wool or fleece gloves
Lower Body

Non-cotton underwear briefs
 Hiking shorts pant
 Hiking trousers
lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
of fleece or woolen trousers
waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric
3 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
 2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces 
running shoes or sandals
Cotton socks
Gaiters ( in winter)

headache, fever, handi plast, bandage, pain killer, stomach ache, diarrhea, dimox etc. 
some  medical shops on the way trekking.

Customer Reviews

Well organized and cost effective.

Fan Shuk Chun | Taiwan, China.

Rating: 5

Well organized and cost-effective trekking company. we enjoy a lot in trekking Manaslu organized by Birendra. Guide Sambhu and porter Ramesh did a great job for me.

Best organization.

Cheuk Wan Tsui | Kuala lumpur, Malaysia

Rating: 5

Best organization and very professional to support to fully adopt the changing conditions of the mountain if any accident happens during the whole tour. So trustful and caring. choose mission Himalaya to make your best trekking in Nepal.



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