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Trip Overview of Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of the difficult and fewer travel treks in Nepal. The round Manaslu Trek will give us the 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 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 give us the best experience on this trek. It is also rich in precious kinds of flora and fauna. Furthermore, it is a habitat of plant life of all ecological regions. Despite receiving fewer tourists than any other trekking area. the Manaslu circuit Trek is getting popularity day by day than ever before. The spectacular mixture of the typical Nepali culture. With the slight influence of the Tibetan, lifestyle makes it enjoyable for outside visitors. Therefore. they get amazed to see and feel the unique ethnicity.

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 borders 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.

Enjoy the Tamang Culture in Manaslu Base Camp Trek

Manaslu Base Camp trek area lies in the central-eastern region of Nepal and knows as a Tamang cultural tour trekking. Some part we will trek via the Ganesh Himal massif which is also the best remote route. It is named after the Hindu god of good fortune, the Ganesh. Manaslu circuit trek Ganesh Himal Trekking route offers spectaculars views, untouched natural splendor, wild and friendly inhabitants, The high valleys north of the Ganesh range on the Tibetan border are the much more away from the trekkers.

This is one of the legendary “ Hidden Valleys ” of the Himalayas, guarded by three-tiered pagoda set on a rocky steep-sided gorge to pine forest and alpine meadows leading to a massive glacier below the snow-capped peaks.

During the Manaslu Round Trek, you can observe the different ways of life culture and able to contact with rural people in the small villages. We will start the trail from Kathmandu and goes to the Trishuli upper valley landscapes. Also, you will be witnessing the panoramic views of many majestic mountains, not tiring to see the smiling faces of native people from the villages and sometimes walking by the bank of rivers in continuation of the trail. You will have the opportunity to visit the inhabitants of these areas, who live in the flat-roofed fortress-like village in this remote village. The journey around these legendary mountains is among the most enjoyable, though severe.

Manaslu trek region is not only famous for the natural beauty but also for the places of cultural and religious significance. You can find various temples and monuments that reflect the beliefs and values of local people. Visiting such places will give positive energy and a good time on the trek as well.


Manaslu Circuit Trek Cost

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

The transportation makes the cost big different, 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 are also good options as it is a more comfortable means of make your travel easy and hassle-free you can book our full board Manaslu trek USD 1730 per person and we need minimum 2 people for this cost, to make a special permit also we need 2 people.

Since the walking in the Manaslu circuit trek region originate at around 1,000 meters and reach 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, 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 Autumn and Spring months   Along with that, camping Trekking is suggested in this area.

Highlights of Manaslu Circuit Trek

1. Stunning views of sacred mountains

2. Familiarity with various ethnic and culture groups

3. One of the best places for photography

4. Favorable climatic conditions

5. Exciting natural views

6. Rarest Flora and fauna

7. Amazing route filled with natural beauty and landscape


Manaslu Round Trek

Nepal is a country full of hiking and trekking experience. Trekking places of Nepal like Manaslu round, Everest base camp, and many others are famous around the world. This region is also composed of variations on scenic and cultural beauty. You can get the breathtaking view of Mount Manaslu which is situated at the altitude of 8163 meters. This is once in a lifetime experience. It is also the eight highest mountains in the world. Manaslu region was sealed earlier but since 1991. The route consists of the 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 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 leopard, 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, form there you can get the magnificent view of 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 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.

Short 14 days Trekking package

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 to 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 then tropical areas. The rocky trail goes up and down through a large stand of nettles, passes tropical waterfalls from Labu Besi to Doban. Manaslu Circuit trek involves crossing Rupina La pass, Larke La pass (5105m), and Samagompa which feels to be tough but worthy for the real pleasure of trekking.

Manaslu Trek Route Map

The route map of the Manaslu circuit trek will start from Kathmandu, It goest from Arughat, Soti Khola, Samagaun and meets the Annapurna circuit trail after Larkya la pass.  We can make the short route also now by taking local jeep drive the down part of the treks have road access now. We can make a short 14 days itinerary. Trek in Manaslu is an absolute one with breathtaking views of Mt, Himalchuli, Mt. Ganesh Himal, Mt. Manaslu itself, and other mountains. We can get the best high Mountain views from Larkya  Pass. See the Himal Chuli, Manaslu, Cheo Himal, and Himlung Himal mountains. People of the Tsum and Nurbi are unique with the background of the spectacular views of the transparent Manaslu Himalaya.

The Manaslu circuit trek area routes map is full of imminent mountains, passes, deep gorges, hamlets, gompas, chortens, and mani walls. The descent passes through beautiful alpine meadows at Bimtang, before joining the main Annapurna Circuit route and heading to the trailhead at Besi Sahar. We will end the trek at Dharapapani and trek drive by local vehicle. If you wanted to spend more days you can trek back to Besisahar or can join the famous Annapurna circuit or Narphu valley trek also.

Around Manaslu trek is challenging trekking in the Nepal Himalaya. The regions & villages through of Manaslu trekking are predominantly Buddhist, and the remote areas surrounding Manaslu base camp are amongst Nepal’s most beautiful. During our trek, we have opportunities to explore the verities of ethnic groups, We also explore the religions, culture, spectacular views, flora, and fauna. We can enjoy the amazing views of snow-capped mountain peaks, rocky hills, and the unique culture of the local people. The beautiful landscapes are the bonus points and the major highlights of this Manaslu Rond trekking.

Manaslu is getting popular these days

It’s a human tendency to relish newer things that are authentic by nature. Such wonders are deliberately provided by the course, which is also known as the Manaslu Circuit Trek. It’s a teahouse trekking route and is quite comfortable than other routes. Specifically, trekking in the Manaslu regions is a difficult, and climbing mountain peaks in the region as a strenuous trip grade. However, it’s the only region nowadays getting popular after the Everest Himalayan Range.

The beautiful Mount Manaslu is the eighth highest mountain in the world with 8,163 meters / 26,781 feet of altitude. Around Manaslu is breathtaking when actually immersed, but less appealing when described in words. The catalog gets really extensive if all the alluring places in the country are listing down. Nepal is considering  a truly fortunate for being blessed with such treasures in unmatched geography. Travelers from all around the globe have been known to admire the country for genuine reasons. They have already enjoyed nature in Nepal, and have left positive reviews so that upcoming visitors may know where true beauty really lies.

Crossing the Larkya La pass

The journey around the short Manaslu circuit trek region’s legendary mountains is enjoyable and challenging.  For instance, it includes places like 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 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 village 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.

How much it cost for Manalsu circuit trek

The trail meets the famous Annapurna Circuit at the end

Manaslu circuit trek encircles the whole Manaslu massif supplies.  The route also explores the entire variety of Nepal’s herbal and cultural variations. Manaslu circuit trek is amply rewarding with the enthralling environment and fascinating cultures and traditions of the primitive population of this region.

This one in all fascinating trek covers Hindu center hills to the Tibetan high country dwellers. Furthermore, the superb mountain scenery of high Himal and surrounding peaks makes this place even more exciting. This amazing trek must be in your bucket list. Consequently, this trek presents a  cost-friendly, exciting, and a fantastic spot for a real adventure.

Along with that, it combines all the aspects of the most valued destination country, Nepal. It will introduce you to the sacred mountains, amazing views, warm hospitality, and culture of the Nepalese people. Manaslu circuit trek will be the most unforgettable trip for you.




Manaslu Circuit Trek - Trip Info

Duration: 18 Days

Max. Altitude: Larkya Pass (5213m/17103ft)

Trek Grade: Difficult

Best Travel Time: March to May and Sept to November are the best time to do this trekking

Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu & basic local guest house during trek

Transportation: Local Bus, Private Jeep

Activity: City tour, Trekking

Group Size: Minimum 2 Pax

Detailed Itinerary of Manaslu Circuit Trek

Today we are picking up you from the Airport and take you to your hotel.  after you are freshing up we have 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 meeting at the next day morning.

Today we offer you a tour of Kathmandu valley after breakfast. You have 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.

The first day of trekking is mostly driving through the mountain scenery. It is about 8 hour drive. You will dirve in the beaufitl  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. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

The trail crosses the bridge and treks through beautiful Sal forests, then climbs up onto a ridge above the huge rapids of Budhi Gandaki and follows a path blasted out of the vertical rock to Khorsane (820m). The route gets a bit precarious as it passes over a big rock and crosses a stream. The rocky trail then weaves its way up and down through a large stand of nettles, passes tropical waterfalls, and again backs down to the bank of Budhi Gandaki. Today we need to trek in the narrow and suffer from landslides and require extra care, especially when mule convoys are around. The path eventually makes its way down and past a few rice terraces on a steep rocky trail and down then up around to the Gurung village of LabuBesi.Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

The path climbs behind a rocky outcrop. The trail makes some minor ups and downs. We are dropping down to the river bank of  LabuBesi and climbing about 110m over a side ridge to bring you to Maccha Khola village (900m). Fromhere weill cross the small stream to reaches Khorlabesi and climbing over a small hill, make another steep climbing, 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. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

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 to Tharo Bharyang. Enjoy the walking int eh River bank before  climbing through small villages, you get to Jagat, which is a beautiful flagstone village. . Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Start our journey with 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).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, an Dinner.

Today on starting, we are walking down to the grassland with the 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.

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 the there are monasteries, a water turbine, hydro electricity powerhouse, Mani walls, Chortens, and prayer flags which can be seen fluttering in the sky. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

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. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

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. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Today we are walking to the 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 the 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. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

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. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

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  hasa a several Mani walls and deserted houses. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

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. Stay overnight here. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Ater, crossing the high pasture valley now is the time to descend the valley of the Burdin Khola to the area of the Base Camp for the West side of Manaslu. You trek over a fallen path along the bank of Dudh Khola (river) and Marsyangdi River. Another bridge takes you over the Marsyangdi River to Dharapani (1920m), where you join the Annapurna tourist highway and start missing the quiet days in Manaslu, where you had Nepal almost all to yourself. It takes half a day to continue to Tal where the river appears like a lake and make camp next to a waterfall going down the Marsyangdi river trail. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

The down part of the trail has 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. Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch.

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

Meals included: Breakfast.

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Cost Includes

  • 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 certified and licensed from Government and got training on high altitude sickness, first aid.
  • Local trekking porter from Lukla
  • trekking staff, food, accommodation, salary, equipment, insurance, clothing.
  • Kathmandu to Lukla and back Kathmandu flight ticket.
  • Local Tea house also called guest house/ 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, private jeeps are available on adding the extra cost let us know before you book the trip.
  • Annapurna trkeking pemit fee
  • Manaslu trekking permit fee Special permit and Manaslu Conservation permit
  • The guide will carry basic medical supply first aid kee.
  • 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 finish your trek.
  • We offer you 1 dinner in Kathmandu in a Nepali restaurant
  • Government taxes and service charges.

Cost Excludes

  • Meals other than breakfast in Kathmandu.
  • Nepal Visa fee, you can get a Nepal visa upon arrival in 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, camera battery charging.
  • Travel Insurance it should cover rescue and medical
  • Personal trekking gears
  • gratitude for the trekking/tour staffs and driver
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on the Price Includes section.
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    18 Days

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  • Trip Group Size

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    2 People

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    Hotel in Citiy Tea house Lodge during the trek

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    Maximum Altitude
    Larkya Pass (5213m/17103ft)

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