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Duration 16 Days
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Trip Duration 16 Days
Group Size 2-12 people
Maximum Altitude Larkya Pass (5213m/17103ft)
Difficulty Grade Difficult
Start & End Point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
Best Seasons Mar-May, Sept-Nov

Trip Highlights of Manaslu Circuit Trek

  • Stunning views of sacred mountains
  • Familiarity with various ethnic and cultural groups
  • One of the best places for photography
  • Favorable climatic conditions
  • Exciting natural views
  • Rarest Flora and fauna
  • Amazing route filled with natural beauty and landscape

Overview of Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of the most difficult and fewer-traveled treks in Nepal. The round Manaslu Trek will give us more adventurers in the high alpine journey. Opened in 1992, this location gives an aggregate of the vibrant way of life history: unsurpassed splendor, and natural variety. Moreover, trekking around these areas is a unique opportunity to experience a reasonably “untouched” region of Nepal. In addition to that, it also provides a chance to witness super beauty along the border of Nepal and China.

Manaslu Circuit Trek is genuinely one of the excellent treks in Nepal. Firstly, it is the trek of remarkable ethnic and scenic ranges, and secondly breathtaking perspectives of snowy mountains. Besides them, some other mountains are Mt. Himalchuli, Mt. Ganesh Himal, Mt. Manaslu (eight,163m) itself, and different elevations. About ten peaks of over 6500 meters are in this region.

Similarly, vising the Manaslu Conservation Area gives us the best experience on this trek. It is also rich in precious kinds of flora and fauna. Furthermore, it is a habitat for plant life in all ecological regions. Despite receiving fewer tourists than any other trekking area. The Short Manaslu circuit Trek is getting more popular day by day than ever before. The spectacular mixture of the typical Nepali culture. The slight influence of the Tibetan, lifestyle makes it enjoyable for outside visitors. Therefore. they get amazed to see and feel the unique ethnicity.

Short Manaslu Circuit Trek is a less-travel trekking route. The area to the east of the Annapurna is the peaks of the Manaslu group. Few trekkers trek to this area, which visits here all the more unique and unspoiled. River Budi Gandaki in the east and River Marshyangdi to the west border this area. Two cultural highlights — Gorkha, which is the ancestral seat of the reigning Shah dynasty, and the temple of Manakamana mark significance to this place.

Why Trekking to the Manaslu region?

1. Moderate Difficulty level

The Short Manaslu circuit trek is not extremely difficult. So, it does not need any kind of specific knowledge and expertise. You do not need not previous experience. It is for both beginners and experienced ones as well. And the easier trekking difficulty level makes it easier for the trekkers of any group to join and enjoy the trek.

2. Amazing views

Undoubtedly, the Manaslu trek is famous for its mesmerizing mountain views. The views of stunning mountains just look so perfect and dreamy. You can enjoy the best sunrise view over mountains when the sun shines above them, it makes you feel so heavenly. Enjoy The rays of the sun touching the white snow mountains which gives you the best, feeling.

3. Flora and Fauna

As I already mentioned, during this trek you can also visit the Manaslu Conservation Area. And this is the home of various rare wildlife and plants. So, you get to see different species of plants and wildlife in a completely natural setting.

4. Affordability

Another major reason to go on a Manaslu Trekking is its affordability. It is a middle-budget destination and now we do a tea house trek so we can make the trek more cheaply. So, even if you are in a limited budget setting, you can easily afford this one trek to Manaslu. So, the cost will not be a big issue having this amazing experience and blissful memories.

Itinerary of Manaslu Circuit Trek

Greetings at Kathmandu Airport and Transfer to hotel.

Today we are picking up you from the Airport and take you to your hotel. after you are freshening up we have a short brief meeting about the trek. We will help you check your equipment and facilitate the processing of other necessary items such as National Park Permits, special permits, etc. if your flights are night we will have a meeting the next day morning.

Accommodation Hotel
Meals Dinner
Altitude Kathmandu (1,400m)
A full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, the capital valley & Permit Making day.

Today we offer you a tour of Kathmandu valley after breakfast. You have a tour guide, a private car, and a driver on your tour. We will visit can visit sacred Pashupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath, very ancient, and mostly enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites.

The biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhnath a. Today we are going to Government officials to get a special permit, for this, we need your original passport and passport size photographs. the working day for the trekking permit.

Accommodation Hotel
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Kathmandu (1,400m)
Kathmandu Drive to Arughat

On the first day of the Manaslu circuit short trekking is mostly driving through the mountain scenery. It is about an 8-hour drive. You will drive on the beautiful Kathmandu-Pokhara Highway for the first part of the day till Dhading Bensi.

From Kathmandu to Dhading Bensi (district headquarter of Dhading 1050m) for 4 hours is a comfortable drive, and from there to Arughat for another 4 hours, we will be driving on a rough road with the scenic view of landscape, villages, river, Mt Ganesh Himal and Manaslu. Overnight stay at a local guest house.

Jeep 8-9 hrs
Accommodation Guesthouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Arughat (570m)
Machha Khola to Doban

The path climbs behind a rocky outcrop. The trail makes some minor ups and downs. We are dropping down to the riverbank of LabuBesi and climbing about 110m over a side ridge to bring you to Maccha Khola village (900m). From here we will cross the small stream to reach Khorlabesi and climb over a small hill, make another steep climb, and the route reaches Tatopani (930m), which means ‘hot water.’

From the hot spring, the trail climbs over another ridge and crosses the Budhi Gandaki, and climbs on a wide, well-crafted staircase over the hill to Doban. This place is situated at the confluence of 2 rivers, the Shiar Khola and Sarpu Khola.

Walking 4-5 hrs
Accommodation Guesthouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Doban (1,040m)
Doban trek to Jagat

We will cross the small bridge over Doban Khola, from here we have a flat route first, and after we climb on a rugged rocky trail to Duman.

We cross another quite long suspension bridge over the Yaru Khola (1330m) and climbing some stone stairs, you reach Tharo Bharyang. Enjoy the walking int eh River bank before climbing through small villages, you get to Jagat, which is a beautiful flagstone village.

Walking 7 hrs
Accommodation Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Jagat (1,410m)
Jagat trekking to Ngyak Bensi

Start our journey by climbing over a rocky ridge to Salleri (1440m), where you have excellent views of Sringi Himal. from here we are descending down to the valley widens a bit as the trail continues up to the stone houses of Ghatta Khola.

We will trek in the old path up to Pangsing, climb to Ngyak, one of the few large settlements on this route, and home to the Manaslu Conservation Area Project office. From here, you can view Mt. Lapuchun (5,950m).

Walking 4 hrs
Accommodation Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Ngyak Bensi (2,300m)
Ngyak Beshi trekking to Ghap

Today on starting, we are walking down to the grassland dotted with tall pine trees. The trek takes us through a heavily forested area in a narrow valley and finally widens, offering a pleasant walk through bamboo forest and a collection of rock as we reach the little settlement of Deng (1800m).

After we cross the Budhi Gandaki River, the trail climbs to Rana (1980m). Walking along with some local houses and the trail climbs high above the river and drops into the Sringi Valley. The path makes further ups and down through the forest, giving us views of the Manaslu Massif before reaching Ghap.

Walking 4-5 hrs
Accommodation Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Ghap (2,160m)
Ghap trekking to Namrung

Today while we are trekking we Pass a few houses and three streams in a forest of big fir alive with birds, including Danphe (national bird of Nepal). We are climbing a bit long in the bamboo and rhododendron forests crossing the river several times. We are crossing the wooden bridge over Budi Gandaki with the beautiful gorges before entering Namrung through a stone archway.

As it is a Buddhist village so we can see there are monasteries, a water turbine, hydro electricity powerhouse, Mani walls, Chortens, and prayer flags which can be seen fluttering in the sky.

Walking 3-4 hrs
Accommodation Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Namrung (2,660m)
Namrung trek to Samagaon

Today we are taking the path which moves through the inner Himalayan range enjoying mountain views of Rupina la pass. You can enjoy the best view of Mount Manaslu, Gorkha Himal, Dwijen Himal, Saula Himal, Lajing peak, and many other snow-capped mountains.

We are walking on the forest of firs, rhododendrons, and oaks, the trail enters the carefully packed houses of Lihi (2900m) and several Buddhist villages along the way.

The Tibetan culture has influenced these areas due to its proximity to Tibet, and as a result, you will find many monasteries, Chortens, and mani walls. Samagaon has about 150 houses, So it is surprisingly large and bustles with the energy of remote village life. From Samagaon, you can see Mt. Manaslu and the Kutang Himal Massif.

Walking 5-6 hrs
Accommodation Guesthouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Samagaon (3,530m)
Rest Day in Samagaon

It is recommended to rest in Samagaon for more than one night for acclimatization, enjoying the village, and a short trip to Manaslu Base Camp or Punggen Gompa.

Surrounded by mountains in a peaceful forest, you can hike to Manaslu Base Camp for excellent views of Samdo (Pang Phuchuli); Nagdi Chuli, Simnang Himal, Manaslu glacier, Manaslu icefall.

Accommodation Guesthouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Samagaon (3,530m)
Samagaon trekking to Samdo

Today we are walking uphill in the desert path and windy village till o Samdo. After crossing the Kyagru Chholing Gompa, we walk in the juniper and birch forest and the stone hut of Kermo Kharka.

Start climbing to the Samdo and just before entering the village passes through the point where the Budhi Gandaki starts – at the confluence of Larke Khola and the river coming from Samdo Glacier. It is a refugee camp for Tibetians and gives you a rare glimpse into the lifestyle of the Tibetan people.

from here we can enjoy the magnificent view of Mount. Manaslu, Nagdi Chuli, Samdo (Pang Phuchuli), Simnang Himal, and also Manaslu glacier. You can see the Manaslu icefall and several other majestic peals. Stay at a local guest house.

Accommodation Guesthouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Samdo (3,860m)
Samdo to Dharmashala/Larkya Rest house

Today gentle trails descend on many fields to a large Mani wall and stone archway. we mostly follow the rocky and zigzags trials today. small steams meet the big Budi Gandirn river with the thundering sounds.

We continue to follow its course ever upwards, surrounded by spectacular mountains from all sides. First, we cross the east bank of the river, we reach the last permanent settlement in the valley, which is called Sumdu. from here we cross the stream, which runs down from the Gya La (Pass), the pass to Tibet.

Finally, we are an abandoned village, known as Larkya Bazaar. Start the climbing on the high raise trail from the Larke Khola leading to Dharmashala, where the trail finally meets the river.

Walking 4-5 hrs
Accommodation Guesthouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Dharmashala (4,480m)
Dharmashala to Bimtang

The trail becomes rocky as it goes along a moraine and reaches a beautiful turquoise lake that reflects the surrounding snowy mountains. The path becomes somewhat tedious as it climbs on numerous rocky moraines hills surrounded by rocky cliffs and snowy ridges beyond. Today is the more hard day compare to our other trekking days to cross over the Larkya Pass (5213m).

The impressive Larke Pass is followed by a steep tiresome descend through a slippery trail towards the moraine of Salpudanda glacier. The path then becomes gradual as it goes along the moraine and parallel to Bimtang glacier towards Bimtang.

From here, there are tremendous views of Himlung Himal (7126m), Cheo Himal (6820m), Gyaji Kung (7030m), Kang Guru (6981m), and Annapurna II (7937m). Bimtang has several Mani walls and deserted houses.

Walking 7-9 hrs
Accommodation Guesthouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Bimtang (3,720m)
Trek from Bimtang to Dharapani

The trail drops from Bimtang and crosses a glacial stream, the headwater of Dudh Khola on a wooden bridge. Make a gradual descent through rhododendron and pine forest seeing the north face of Manaslu along the way.

You reach the highest cultivated land in this valley of Karcher at 2785m, and walking down, you cross a stream through fig tree and rhododendron forests to reach Tilje. from here we will continue trekking to Dharapani for our Stay overnight here.

Walking 7-8 hrs
Accommodation Guesthouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Dharapani (1,963m)
Dharapani drive back to Kathmandu

From Dharapani we will meet the road now so we can take a local jeep or bus to Besisahar, and from there the bus to Kathmandu, we can stay overnight at Besisahar and can drive to Kathmandu also next day.

Jeep 6-7 hrs
Accommodation Hotel
Meals Breakfast & Lunch
Altitude Kathmandu (1,400m)
Farewell Departure

Today is free or last minute you have a few hour personal shopping for your relatives. If you have more time. We take you to the Kathmandu airport to catch your flight back to your home and wish you a Safe journey.

Meals Breakfast


What's Included?
  • Kathmandu Airport to Hotel and back to Airport transfers by tourist coach.
  • Your hotel twin-sharing accommodation in Kathmandu, Includes breakfast.
  • Complimentary day tour of Kathmandu valley with good English-speaking tour guide, private car, and driver.
  • Trekking guide who is certified and licensed by Government and got training on high altitude sickness, and first aid.
  • Trekking porter from Kathmandu, 1 porter for 2 trekkers.
  • Trekking staff, food, accommodation, salary, equipment, insurance, and clothing.
  • Local Tea houses also called guest houses/ lodges twin sharing during your journey.
  • Your daily meal (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). you can choose your meals from the menu, there are different types of food available.
  • Local transportation from Kathmandu to Soti Khola and from Tal to Kathmandu by local bus, and private jeeps are available on adding the extra cost let us know before you book the trip.
  • Annapurna trekking permit fee
  • Manaslu trekking permit fee Special permit and Manaslu Conservation Permit
  • The guide will carry a basic medical supply first aid Kit.
  • Above the Himalaya duffel bag. ( If you need, please let us know before you book the trip and remind us before you arrive in Kathmandu so that easy for us to prepare.)
  • All the trip information and details for the trek.
  • Above the Himalaya Gifts and Trekking certificate after finishing your trek.
  • We offer you 1 farewell dinner in Kathmandu in a Nepali restaurant
    Government taxes and service charges.
What's Excluded?
  • Meals other than breakfast in Kathmandu.
  • Nepal Visa fee, you can get a Nepal visa upon arrival at the Airport.
  • International Airfare/Airport tax, Kathmandu tour entrances fees.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water, hot and cold showers.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, and camera battery charging.
  • Travel Insurance should cover rescue and medical
  • Personal trekking gears
  • Gratitude to the trekking/tour staff and driver
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the Price Include section.

Essential Information - Manaslu Circuit Trek

Staying in the best of health on the Manaslu short Trek

While you are on the Manaslu trail the first thing you can always take on priority is how to stay fit throughout the journey. Here are a few tips

1. Keep hydrated! Drink plenty of safe water

Trekking in the mountains in the dry area we are losing moisture. Humidity is lower at higher altitudes. And High altitude can also make you need to urinate more often and can blunt your thirst response, you lose water through respiration at a high altitude twice as quickly as you do at sea level. Even sleeping we are dehydrated! When dehydrated you will feel very thirsty. Have a Dry mouth. Urinating and sweating less than usual. Dark-colored urine.Dry skin. Feeling tired and dizzy.

How to away from dehydrated

Drinking enough water will protect you from altitude illness for the Manaslu circuit trek. Staying hydrated is important at altitude surprise, drinking water is most often the best and cheapest way to stay hydrated and rehydrate. Furthermore, the Water contains no added sugars or calories so it is ideal to drink throughout the day or specifically when you need to rehydrate.

So drink at least 3/4 little water during your Manaslu circuit trekking Get hydrated, and feel energized for your Manaslu base camp trek.

2. Clean hands!

Regular cleaning of your hands gets you halfway there to being healthy for your Manaslu base camp trek trail. The most common way to get bugs (bacteria, protozoa) into your system is on your hands. When you pick up food, touching your face, and unwrapping food with dirty hands can lead to stomach upsets.

Use a hand sanitizer and/or soap and water before eating any food, after the toilet stops clean your hands. Don’t use towels in public washrooms. Try to avoid touching your face. And always clean your hands after using the toilet. Buy yourself the small bottles of sanitizer and purchase a clip that goes over the lid so you can hang this from your pants, belt, or backpack.

3. Use a buff/scarf over your mouth during the short Manaslu circuit trek

A Buff is a surprisingly useful item to take in your kit bag during your Manaslu circuit trek. The main purpose of it is to bandana’s main purpose is usually to protect its wearer from the sun or to assist with absorbing sweat. This moisture helps to reduce the dryness of the air you breathe in. It is very useful to keep the dust-out. Scarves are quite versatile. you can use it as a towel or pillow also or wrap it over your eyes to block out the light, allowing you to sleep beyond sunrise. Scarves are quite versatile. You can wrap it over your eyes to block out the light, allowing you to sleep beyond sunrise.

4. Sunblock everywhere!

The sun is very strong during the daytime of the short Manaslu base camp trek so the UVA and UVB rays will penetrate much more in the high-altitude thin air. So It is important to use high SPF sunscreen at high altitudes to get complete protection from the harmful sun rays. You must use a sunscreen of SPF 40 or higher to protect your skin from UVA and UVB rays no matter what rating of SPF your cream has, and reapply every 2 hours. We suggest you buy a ‘broad-spectrum’ sunscreen that blocks out both UVA and UVB rays.

5. Wear a hat

The sun hat is another essential thing during your trekking in Manaslu base camp. It protects your face from the sun rays and helps to reduce the sunburns on your skin. direct sunshine can pose a danger to hikers especially if the skin is very sensitive to direct sun rays. so you a good trekking hat during the daytime for the early morning and night time you can get a woolen hat to protect from cold.

6. Careful about what you wear and your shoes!

Be careful with your trekking shoes for the Manaslu circuit trek, some time it can get blisters. Stop and prevent that blister from forming. Get the trekking boot with a good which has ankle support, and plenty of toe room for long descents. the light shoes with a slightly stiff sole make it easy to lift your boot. Thick trekking socks are better for higher-up and cool evenings and get 2/3 pairs of them. For the down part of the Manaslu circuit short trek, you can use thin walking socks. Wear the proper warm clothing before you get too cold. If you feel any problems or difficulty stop and rest and tell your guide.

Manaslu Round Trek

Nepal is a country full of hiking and trekking experiences. Trekking places in Nepal like Manaslu Round, EBC Trek, and many others are famous around the world. This region is also composed of variations in scenic and cultural beauty. You can get a breathtaking view of Mount Manaslu which is situated at an altitude of 8163 meters. This is once in a lifetime experience. It is also the eighth-highest mountain in the world. Manaslu region was sealed earlier but since 1991. The route consists of off-beaten and less-explored trekking trails.

To conserve the fragile natural and cultural heritage of Manaslu trekking, the Manaslu conservation area was established in 1998. Get ready to be amazed by the fascinating views of Simrang, Mt. Manaslu, Hiunchuli, Ngadi, Ganesh Himal, and Larke Peak.

During the Short Manaslu circuit trek, we will visit The area of the Manaslu conservation area. Under this area, there are more than 8 types of forest where endangered animals and birds like snow leopards, Himalayan Thar, and Blue Sheep are found. The attraction of this trek is Larke La Pass which is also the highest point of this trek, From there you can get a magnificent view of the high snow peak mountain. You will also get a glance at Cheo Himal, Ratna Chuli, Kangaroo Himal, and Annapurna Range. The best time to trek the Manaslu trek is spring (March, April, and May) and autumn (September, October, and November). You will be mesmerized by the beautiful hidden valleys of the Manaslu region

Trek Cost

The cost for the Manaslu circuit trek is a little more than the Annapurna round trek as Manaslu is in restricted areas and the permit fees are expensive. The permit fees from September to over are USD 100 for the first week and USD 15 per day. We need the Manaslu Conservation fee and Annapurna conservation fees also on top of that, however, if you travel from December to August the cost is lower than USD 75 for the first week and after USD 10 per day.

The transportation makes the cost a big difference, the local bus would cost about US 10 if we travel by private jeep will come from USD 150 to USD 200. If you are in a group Jeep is also a good option as it is a more comfortable means of transport. to make your travel easy and hassle-free you can book our full board Manaslu trek for USD 2090 per person and we need a minimum of 2 people for this cost, to make a special permit also we need 2 people.

Walking in the Manaslu circuit trek region originate at around 1,000 meters and reaches as high as 5250 meters. Moreover, the trekkers will see a wide range of flora typical of the middle hills and alpine regions of Nepal. You can find various rare plant species around here like pine, and rhododendron; wildlife includes barking deer, pika, and Himalayan marmots. Furthermore, you can also get the sight of various birds like Birds Pheasant, raven, and chough. The best time to travel here is in the Autumn and Spring months Along with that, camping Trekking is suggested in this area.

Trek Itinerary

While you are doing the short Manaslu circuit trek and tour and wanted to make your itinerary. Our team of expert tour consultants can arrange a tailor-made itinerary to suit your interests, time, and budget. Our trip itinerary on our webpage can adjust to closely meet your specific interests and requirements. We are running tailor-made trekking in the Manaslu which fulfills every aspect. You can make your private departure date.

Manaslu trek 14 days package

The short Manaslu circuit trek will reward the adventurous with an unparalleled alpine experience. Opened in 1992, We can offer a short 14 days itinerary also with a combination of rich cultural heritage. With its unsurpassed beauty, and biological diversity. The mountaineering expeditions have had long access to this area. Manaslu (8156m) mountain is the 8th highest peak in the world located near the border of Nepal and Tibet. Because of being a restricted area for trekking Manaslu region trekking is relatively virgin. This is another populated trekking trail of Nepal like Annapurna and Everest Trekking.

The journey short Manaslu 14 days package is enjoyable and tough. We can start from the town of Soti Khola to make it shorter and ascend the impressive gorge of the Burhi Gandaki with the spectacular views of snow-covered peaks over 6500m towers. The descent takes us through alpine and then tropical areas. The rocky trail goes up and down through a large stand of nettles and passes tropical waterfalls from Labu Besi to Doban. This trek involves crossing Rupina La Pass, Larke La Pass (5105m), and Samagompa which feels to be tough but worthy of the real pleasure of trekking.

Manaslu circuit short Trek 10 days

Short Manaslu Circuit Trek 10 days is challenging trekking in Manaslu regions. this short trek gives trekkers the to explore the biodiversity and rich global heritage of the area. The Manaslu circuit 10 days itinerary starts from Kathmandu and drives to Soti Khola and will end at Besisahar. The trek provides stunning views of Mount Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Everest, Annapurna, and many more. The route takes us walking through the Tibetan Buddhist and authentic Hindu styles villages. During this trek, we will reach the highest point of the trek at Larkya Pass. It sits at a height of 5213 meters. It is one of the most dramatic passes that cross the mountains.

Acclimatization in Manaslu Round Trek

If you are trekking above 3000m in height in the mountains you need to acclimatize. When you arrive above 3000m it is better to spend time at high elevations before you go more altitude. during our Manaslu trek, we will trek above 5000m so it is very important to have a rest day.

it is crucial to allow your body to adjust to the new environment. You can take one day’s rest once you arrive at your destination to acclimatize. Going on shorter day hikes, and walking around colorful sites are advisable. Acclimatization means not only resting it is the process of how your body reacts so you can go on a day trip to a higher altitude and come down to sleep.

As you reach high elevations, air pressure drops. Oxygen molecules have more room to spread out in the air. With each breath you take in, you’ll be receiving less oxygen than you would at sea level. If you don’t take time to acclimatize before a hiking trip properly, you’ll be at higher risk for altitude sickness. The higher in elevation you go, the greater the risk. Acclimatization is a slow and necessary process that takes time: altitude sickness does not discriminate by fitness, age, or experience level for the Manaslu circuit trek.

Manaslu Trek Nepal Guide

Manaslu Circuit Trek Nepal requires a Government license holder guide and you need to do your trek with Government registered trekking company. As it is in a restricted area so you need to make a special trekking permit. Above The Himalayas, trekking will help you to get a permit and provide you best local guide for the trek. While you are on the trail, it’s always a good idea to use a local guide and porter and support the local economy. Your guide has a Government license and got training in different training courses including altitude and first aid which help them provide better services.

Manaslu Trek Nepal is not allowable with an Independent trekking Guide for individual trekkers without registering a trekking agency. Book your holiday with us As We lead this trekking local guide and porters with good equipment and a full insurance coverage team.

Cost Involved

The major costs involved in this are transportation costs, personal expenses, travel insurance, lodging and flooding, and major permit costs. To trek, for this reason, you need to have certain permits. Let us explain all of them including their costs :

Moreover, this trek also presents you with an opportunity to explore the local culture and customs of various ethnic groups. The people like Tamang, Gurungs, etc. live in different villages throughout the trekking routes. This gives you the best opportunity to explore the rural lifestyle and its values as well. If you travel in certain months like October, you can be part of their various major festivals. So, all these things add up to your experience.

How is the Weather in the Manaslu trek?

The weather and temperatures of this region trek depend on which time of the year are you trekking. Manaslu Circuit trek routes become harder during winter and monsoon seasons. While we are hiking in the wintertime, the trails may also be covered with snow, and hard to cross the Larke la pass. The Monsoon time is also not that favorable for trekking as the routes to the Manaslu Circuit are usually muddy and slippery. The best time for the trek in Manaslu regions is in the So, to avoid autumn and spring when the weather is good, with clear skies and stunning views, wherein Spring the flowers are looking and temperatures are not that cold.

Manaslu Larkya La pass Trek

The journey around the short Manaslu circuit trek region’s legendary mountains is enjoyable and challenging. For instance, it includes places like the Gorkha Budi Gandaki Valley River; we will be crossing the snowbound Larkya La pass (5213m) and snow-filled peaks over 6500m towers. The descent takes us through alpine and then tropical areas, bursting with ferns, bamboo, pine timber, waterfalls, and aqua-blue-green lakes.

Along with that, laced cotton-white beaches cover the entire route. We pass via the exciting and one-of-a-kind Buddhist villages of Samagaon, Sirdibas, and Samdo and pass the numb valley to descend to Marsyangdi valley in the Annapurna round path wherein this trekking leads to Besisahar.

The area is less traveled and falls under the restricted area in Nepal. As a result, the trek takes you to surprising places like Macchakhola(930m), Philim(1570m), Ghap(2050m), and Lho(3180m). Along with that it also covers Namrung(2660m), Samagaun(3525m), Samdo(3690m), Dharmasala(4470m), Larke La(5160m) and beautiful Bhimtang(3800m). The trekkers are welcoming with warm air and beautiful flower.

Most Asked Questions by Travellers

Manaslu circuit trek is a moderately difficult grade trek as it goes to 5213m height. Anybody who has good physical fitness can go for this trek. Manaslu trek is one of the challenging treks in Nepal and it tasks you to the remote village of the High Himalayas. this is less travel area also. Getting some physical training will help to finish this route.

Mount Manaslu is the eighth-highest mountain in the world at 8,163 meters (26,781 ft) above sea level. This mountain is also known as Kutang) and lies in the Mansiri Himal, which is a part of the Nepalese Himalayas, in the west-central part of Nepal.
Mount Manaslu name comes from the Sanskrit word Manasa, meaning “intellect” or “soul”. and which is a mountain of the spirit.”

Reviews on Manaslu Circuit Trek


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Calinin Alexei Dacia
Chisinau, Republica Moldova
December 27, 2018
Annapurna - Manaslu Trek - Nov - Dec

Above the Himalaya Trekking organized me a nice and at the same time really not expensive tour in the Annapurna and Manaslu area. All was wonderful good service, nice and strong porter and excellent views on the way. The view from Larkey La pass was really great. My thanks to all working agents of that company and special thank to Mr. Puru who worked with me directly, organizing my trip and whose openness and care was really nice. Again thank You for my wonderful trip!

Calinin Alexei Dacia

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May 27, 2018
Another Fantastic Trek By Above The Himalaya Trekking

We’re just back from another fantastic trek with Above the Himalaya. This time it was the Manaslu Circuit, after trekking to Everest Base Camp and the Three High Passes last time.

We spent half-days on newly-constructed roads at the very start and very end of the route (this is now an on-going trekking issue in Nepal, generally) so should have done the trek years ago, when ATH first recommended it, for a pristine trail experience.

Our guide and porter were excellent, as promised, the scenery was better than ATH said it would be and our compressed-time transfer arrangements were faultless.

Yes, we’re biased; we love trekking in Nepal. And much of the love is because ATH’s organization has never disappointed us.

It’s only a matter of time before we’ll be back. What’s next? Mustang? Nar Phu Valley? Kanchenjunga? Makalu Base Camp? Dolpo? Whatever it is, using ATH to organize it will be a no-brainer for us.

Guy Michael Solling and Tredd Bett


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Eran Dorfman
December 28, 2018
Manaslu Circuit Trekking

The trek was amazing, everything was organized and world very well. Our guide and porter did their job in the best aspect. the guide knew all the routes and essential questions and request.
the service was perfect and we had a great time trekking.

Eran Dorfman

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May 27, 2018
“Beautiful Manaslu Circuit Trekking”

My husband and I went on a 3-week trek on the Manaslu Circuit with Purna for our honeymoon. Purna took care of the both of us from start to finish, and I highly recommend Hari to anyone looking for a guide who can provide a safe, fun, and educational trek. You’ll leave feeling like Purna is a part of your family! Any trips we’ll have back to Nepal will be with Purna. Purna always made sure we were safe – from checking on the kitchens and food prep to making sure we had the best accommodations. Purna also made sure that this was our trek the entire way. Purna would always give us accurate information about our day, routes, and potential changes we could make to our itinerary. He’d let us push harder on days we felt strong, but more importantly, he knew when to be more conservative with our efforts. Purna also quickly helped us re-arrange our itinerary when we ended up finishing the trek a day early. He made it all seamless and personally escorted us back to the airport. Purna also provided us with educational information that no other guide on the same trek provided. Purna would discuss the flora, fauna, various regions, castes, Nepal’s history and culture. Everything was open for discussion, and Purna garnered the nickname “Master Purna” for being our teacher. Purna also served as a guide to the other guides on the same trek. We knew we had the best guide when other guides would always and regularly ask Purna for advice throughout the trip. Purna treated us like family. Many other guides on the same trek would split off with their clients/trekkers from their porters. But Purna made sure that we all were in this together, including our fantastic porter, Prahlad. So I would definitely recommend Purna and his company( Above the Himalaya trekking) to everybody who is thinking of visiting Nepal
Thank you so much.

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Karen Sanders, Nancy Schoelf
May 27, 2018
Manaslu Circuit Trekking in March - Great Weather

Thank you for the professional guidance and support for our Manaslu circuit trek. Above the Himalaya trekking is an awesome company that provides custom trips for Nepal visitors. Our trek was well planned with excellent guides. The guide’s intimate knowledge of Manaslu trails and accommodations was advantageous for our hiking. Our trek was well organized + supplied with everything we needed. It was a pleasure to become an organized our Nepal trekking with Puru from Above The Himalaya Trekking We would use AHT again for our next trip to Nepal. Thank you

Karen Sanders, Nancy Schoelf

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Eran Dorfman
October 24, 2019
Manaslu Circuit Trek

The trek was amazing, everything was organized and world very well. Our guide and porter did their job on the best aspect. the guide knew all the routes and essential questions and request.
the service was perfect and we had a great time trekking.

Eran Dorfman

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Chicago, Illinois
May 25, 2022
Beautiful Manaslu circuit trekking

I just finished the Manaslu Circuit Trek with Above The Himalaya Trekking and I wanted to share my experience with others who might be considering choosing this company. I had an amazing time in Nepal which I can fully credit to the professional staff at Above The Himalaya Trekking. Our guide was fun, knowledgeable, and completely professional. Our tea houses were fantastic and the food was delicious. I will certainly trek again with Above The Himalaya Trekking when I return to Nepal.

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