Manaslu Circuit Trek

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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
  • Excellent route filled with natural beauty and landscape

Overview of Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of Nepal’s most challenging and less-traveled treks. The round Manaslu Trek will give us more adventurers in the high alpine journey. The trek opened in 1992. This location provides a dynamic life history: unsurpassed majesty and natural variety.

Trekking in these areas is a unique chance to experience Nepal’s “untouched” region. In addition to that, it also provides an opportunity 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 a trek of remarkable ethnic and scenic ranges. Secondly, it gives the breathtaking perspectives of snowy mountains. Some mountains are Mt. Himalchuli, Mt. Ganesh Himal, and Mt. Manaslu (eight,163m), which have different elevations. About ten peaks of over 6500 meters are in this region.

Likewise, 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. It receives fewer tourists than any other trekking area.

The Short Manaslu Circuit Trek is getting more popular every day than ever. It gives a spectacular mixture of the typical Nepali culture. The slight influence of the Tibetan lifestyle makes it enjoyable for outside visitors. Thus, they are 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 mark the significance of this place. They are Gorkha, the ancestral seat of the reigning Shah dynasty, and the temple of Manakamana.

Why Manaslu Circuit Trek?

1. Moderate Difficulty level

The Short Manaslu circuit trek is relatively easy. So, you can do it without any specific knowledge and expertise. You do not need not previous experience. It is for both beginners and experienced ones as well. The more accessible trekking difficulty level makes it easier for the trekkers of any group to join and enjoy the trek.

2. Amazing views

Undoubtedly, the Manaslu circuit trek is famous for its mesmerizing mountain views. The views of stunning mountains 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 mentioned, you can also visit the Manaslu Conservation Area during this trek. 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 primary reason to go on a Manaslu circuit trek is its affordability. It is a middle-budget destination, and now we do a tea house trek to make the tour cheaper. So, even with a limited budget, you can easily afford this trek to Manaslu. So, the cost will not be a big issue having this fantastic experience and blissful memories.

Itinerary of Manaslu Circuit Trek


Day 01: Greetings at Kathmandu Airport and Transfer to hotel.

Today, we are picking you up from the Airport and taking you to your hotel. After you freshen up, we will briefly meet about the Manaslu Circuit trek.

We will help you check your equipment. We will process other necessary items such as National Park Permits, special permits, etc. If your flights are at night, we will meet the following day.

Accommodation Hotel
Meals Dinner
Altitude Kathmandu (1,400m)

Day 02: 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 time. We will visit the sacred Pashupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath, which are very ancient. They are the UNESCO World Heritage sites.

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

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

Day 03: Kathmandu Drive to Arughat

On the first day of the Manaslu circuit trek, mainly drives through the mountain scenery. It is about an 8-hour drive. You will go on the beautiful Kathmandu-Pokhara Highway for the first part of the day till Dhading Bensi.

From Kathmandu to Dhading Bensi (district headquarters 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)

Day 04: Machha Khola to Doban

The path climbs behind a rocky outcrop. The Manaslu Circuit trek trail has some minor ups and downs. We are dropping down to the riverbank of LabuBesi. We climb 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. We make another steep climb, and the route goes to Tatopani (930m), which means ‘hot water.’

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

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

Day 05: 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 long suspension bridge over the Yaru Khola (1330m). We climbed some stone stairs until we reached Tharo Bharyang. Enjoy walking on the River bank before climbing through small villages. You get to Jagat, which is a beautiful flagstone village.

Walking Day 7 hrs
Accommodation Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Jagat (1,410m)

Day 06: Jagat trekking to Ngyak Bensi

Start our Manaslu Circuit trek journey by climbing a rocky ridge to Salleri (1440m). Here, you have excellent views of Sringi Himal. From here, we are descending to the valley. The path widens a bit as the trail continues up to the stone houses of Ghatta Khola.

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

Walking Day 4 hrs
Accommodation Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Ngyak Bensi (2,300m)

Day 07: Ngyak Beshi trekking to Ghap

Today, at the start of the Manaslu Circuit trek, we walk down to the grassland with tall pine trees. The trek takes us through a heavily forested area in a narrow valley.

It finally widens and offers a pleasant walk through a bamboo forest and a collection of rocks. We reach the little settlement of Deng (1800m). After we cross the Budhi Gandaki River, the trail climbs to Rana (1980m).

We will walk along with some local houses. The trail climbs high above the river and drops into the Sringi Valley. The path makes further ups and downs through the forest. It gives us views of the Manaslu Massif before reaching Ghap.

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

Day 08: Ghap trekking to Namrung

While on the Manaslu Circuit trek today, we passed a few houses and three streams in a forest. The forest has giant fir alive with birds, including Danphe (the national bird of Nepal). We are climbing a bit long in the bamboo and rhododendron forests.

We cross the river several times. We are crossing the wooden bridge over Budi Gandaki. We pass the beautiful gorges before entering Namrung through a stone archway.

It is a Buddhist village. We can see monasteries, a water turbine, and an electricity powerhouse. Mani walls, Chortens, and prayer flags flutter in the sky.

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

Day 09: Namrung trek to Samagaon

Today, on our Manaslu Circuit trek, we are taking the path that moves through the inner Himalayan range. We enjoyed the mountain views of Rupina la Pass. You can enjoy the best views of Mount Manaslu, Gorkha Himal, and Dwijen Himal.

You see Saula Himal, Lajing Peak, and many other snow-capped mountains. We are walking in the forest of firs, rhododendrons, and oaks. The trail enters the carefully packed houses of Lihi (2900m).

It passes several Buddhist villages along the way. The Tibetan culture has influenced these areas due to its proximity to Tibet. 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 Day 5-6 hrs
Accommodation Guesthouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Samagaon (3,530m)

Day 10: Rest Day in Samagaon

We recommend resting in Samagaon for more than one night for acclimatization. Enjoy the village and a short trip to Manaslu Base Camp or Punggen Gompa.

Mountains surround the area in a peaceful forest. You can hike to Manaslu Base Camp for excellent views of Samdo (Pang Phuchuli). You also get the opinions of Nagdi Chuli, Simnang Himal, Manaslu Glacier, and Manaslu Icefall.

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

Day 11: Samagaon trekking to Samdo

Today, on our Manaslu circuit trek, we are walking uphill in the desert path and windy village to Samdo. We cross the Kyagru Chholing Gompa. We walk in the juniper and birch forest and the stone hut of Kermo Kharka.

Start climbing to the Samdo. Before entering the village, we pass through the point where the Budhi Gandaki starts. It is 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)

Day 12: Samdo to Dharmashala/Larkya Rest house

Today, the Manaslu circuit trek starts with gentle trails descending on many fields to a large Mani wall and stone archway. We mostly follow the rocky and zigzag trials today. Small steams meet the big Budi Gandirn River with thundering sounds.

We continue to follow its course ever upward. Spectacular mountains surround the area from all sides. First, we cross the east bank of the river.

We reach the last permanent settlement in the valley, 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 climbing on the high-rise trail from the Larke Khola. It leads to Dharmashala, where the course finally meets the river.

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

Day 13: Dharmashala to Bimtang

The  Manaslu Circuit trek trail becomes rocky as it goes along a moraine and reaches a beautiful turquoise lake. It reflects the surrounding snowy mountains. The path becomes tedious.

It climbs on rocky moraines hills surrounded by rocky cliffs and snowy ridges beyond. Today, crossing the Larkya Pass (5213m) is more complex than on our other trekking days.

The impressive Larke Pass leads to a steep, tiresome descent. The path is a slippery trail towards the moraine of Salpudanda Glacier. The course then becomes gradual along the moraine and parallel to Bimtang glacier. It goes 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 Day 7-9 hrs
Accommodation Guesthouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Bimtang (3,720m)

Day 14: Trek from Bimtang to Dharapani

The Manaslu circuit trek 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 forests. You see the north face of Manaslu along the way.

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

Walking Day 7-8 hrs
Accommodation Guesthouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Dharapani (1,963m)

Day 15: Dharapani drive back to Kathmandu

From Dharapani, we will meet on the road now on our Manaslu Circuit trek. We can take a local jeep or bus to Besisahar. From there, there is a bus to Kathmandu. We can stay overnight at Besisahar and drive to Kathmandu the next day.

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

Day 16: Farewell Departure

Today is free or last minute for your Manaslu circuit trek. You have a few hours of personal shopping for your relatives. We will take you to the Kathmandu airport to catch your flight back home. We wish you a safe journey.

Meals Breakfast

Fixed Departure Dates

Note: We can run a trip for solo travelers, couple, friends and family with children. Our private trips are running everyday. If you are looking for a group joining trip please contact us.


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 certified and licensed by the Government and got training on high altitude sickness and first aid.
  • Trekking porter from Kathmandu, one porter for two 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, 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 an essential medical supply first aid Kit.
  • Above the Himalayan duffel bag. ( If you need to, please let us know before you book the trip and remind us before you arrive in Kathmandu so that it is easy for us to prepare.)
  • All the trip information and details for the trek.
  • Above the Himalayan Gifts and Trekking certificate after finishing your trek.
  • We offer you one 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 visa upon arrival at the Airport.
  • International Airfare/Airport tax, Kathmandu tour entrance fees.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water, hot and cold showers.
  • Personal expenses include laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages, 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 Circuit 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

When trekking in the mountains in a dry area, we lose moisture. Humidity is lower at higher altitudes. High altitude can also make you need to urinate more often. The elevation height can blunt your thirst response.
You lose water through respiration at a high altitude twice as quickly as at sea level.

Even while sleeping, we get dehydrated! When dehydrated, you will feel very thirsty and have a dry mouth. You urinate and sweat less than usual. You will have dark-colored urine and dry skin. You feel tired and dizzy.

How to away from dehydrated

Drinking enough water will protect you from altitude illness in the Manaslu circuit trek. Staying hydrated is important at altitude. Drinking water is often the best and cheapest way to keep hydrated and rehydrate. Furthermore, the water contains no added sugars or calories. So, it is ideal to drink throughout the day or 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 circuit 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 hand sanitizer, soap, and water before eating and after the toilet. Clean your hands. Don’t use towels in public washrooms. Try to avoid touching your face. Always clean your hands after using the bathroom. Buy yourself small bottles of sanitizer. Purchase a clip that goes over the lid to 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 surprisingly helpful for your kit bag during your Manaslu circuit trek. A bandana primarily aims to protect the wearer from the sun or assist with absorbing sweat. This moisture helps to reduce the dryness of the air you breathe in.

It is beneficial to keep the dust out. Scarves are pretty versatile. You can use it as a towel or pillow or wrap it over your eyes to block out the light, allowing you to sleep beyond sunrise. Scarves are pretty versatile. You can dress it over your eyes to block out the light, allowing you to sleep beyond dawn.

4. Sunblock everywhere!

The sun is extreme 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. It is essential to use high-SPF sunscreen at high altitudes. It is necessary 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, reapply every 2 hours. We suggest you buy a ‘broad-spectrum’ sunscreen that blocks UVA and UVB rays.

5. Wear a hat

The sun hat is also essential during your Manaslu circuit trek. It protects your face from the sun rays and helps to reduce the sunburns on your skin. Direct sunshine can harm hikers, especially if the skin is susceptible to direct sun rays. It would help to have an excellent trekking hat during the daytime for the early morning and nighttime. 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; sometimes, it can get blisters. Stop and prevent that blister from forming. Get the trekking boot with a good one with ankle support and plenty of toe room for long descents.

The light shoes with slightly stiff soles 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. You can use thin walking socks for the down part of the Manaslu circuit trek. Wear the proper warm clothing before you get too cold. Stop and rest and tell your guide if you have any problems or difficulties.

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 worldwide. This region is also composed of variations in scenic and cultural beauty.

You can get a breathtaking view of Mount Manaslu at an altitude of 8163 meters. This trek is a lifetime experience. It is also the eighth-highest mountain in the world. The government sealed the Manaslu region earlier, but since 1991, it has been open.

The route consists of off-beaten and less-explored trekking trails. In 1998, Nepal established the Manaslu Conservation Area. Its main goal was to preserve Manaslu’s fragile natural and cultural heritage. You will be amazed by the fascinating views of Simrang, Mt. Manaslu, Hiunchuli, Ngadi, Ganesh Himal, and Larke Peak.

We will visit the Manaslu conservation area during the Short Manaslu circuit trek. Under this area, there are more than eight types of forest. You can find endangered animals and birds like snow leopards, Himalayan Thar, and Blue Sheep.

The attraction of this trek is Larke La Pass. It is also the highest point of this trek. You can get a magnificent view of the high snow-peak mountain from there. You will also glance at Cheo Himal, Ratna Chuli, Kangaroo Himal, and Annapurna Range.

The best time to trek the Manaslu circuit 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.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Cost

The Manaslu circuit trek costs a little more than the Annapurna round trek. 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. Traveling from December to August costs less than USD 75 for the first week and after USD 10 per day.

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

We need a minimum of 2 people for this cost. To get a special permit, we also need two people. Walking in the Manaslu circuit trek region originates at around 1,000 meters. It reaches as high as 5250 meters. The trekkers will see a wide range of flora typical of Nepal’s middle hills and alpine regions.

You can find rare plant species around here, like pine and rhododendron. You also find wildlife, including barking deer, pika, and Himalayan marmots. Furthermore, you can also see various birds like pheasants, ravens, and choughs. The best time to travel here is in the Autumn and Spring months. Along with that, we suggest camping and trekking in this area.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Itinerary

Suppose you are doing the short Manaslu circuit trek and tour and want to make your itinerary. Our team of expert tour consultants can arrange a tailor-made plan to suit your time and budget. We can adjust our trip schedule to meet your interests and needs closely. 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. It will provide an unparalleled alpine experience. Opened in 1992, we can offer a brief 14-day itinerary. The trek combines rich cultural heritage with its unsurpassed beauty and biological diversity. The mountaineering expeditions have had extended access to this area.

Manaslu (8156m) mountain is the 8th highest peak in the world, located near the border of Nepal and Tibet. Because it is a restricted area for trekking, the Manaslu region trek is relatively virgin. It is another populated trekking trail in Nepal, like Annapurna and Everest Trekking. The journey short Manaslu 14-day package is enjoyable and challenging.

We can start from the town of Soti Khola to make it faster. Then, we ascend the impressive gorge of the Burhi Gandaki. We pass by 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. It passes through a large stand of nettles.

It also passes tropical waterfalls from Labu Besi to Doban. This trek involves crossing Rupina La Pass, Larke La Pass (5105m), and Samagompa. It feels challenging but worthy of the absolute pleasure of trekking.

Manaslu circuit short Trek 10 days

Short Manaslu Circuit Trek, which takes ten days, is challenging trekking in Manaslu regions. This short trek allows us to study the area’s biodiversity and rich global heritage. The Manaslu circuit 10-day itinerary starts from Kathmandu. Then, it drives to Soti Khola and ends 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-style villages. During this trek, we will reach the highest point 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 Circuit Trek

You need to acclimatize if you are trekking above 3000m in height in the mountains. When you arrive above 3000m, it is better to spend time at high elevations before you go to higher altitudes. During our Manaslu circuit trek, we will trek above 5000m, so it is essential 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 to acclimate once you arrive. Going on shorter day hikes and walking around colorful sites are advisable. Acclimatization means not only resting. It is how your body reacts so you can go on a day trip to a higher altitude and fall asleep.

As you reach high elevations, air pressure drops. Oxygen molecules have more room to spread out in the air. You’ll receive less oxygen with each breath than at sea level. It would help if you took time to acclimate appropriately before a hiking trip to avoid being 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 is not discerned by fitness, age, or experience level in the Manaslu circuit trek.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Nepal Guide

Manaslu Circuit Trek Nepal requires a Government license holder guide. You must do your trek with a government-registered trekking company. As it is in a restricted area, you must make a special trekking permit. Above The Himalayas, trekking will help you get a license and provide you with the best local guide for the trek.

While on the trail, it’s always a good idea to use a local guide and porter to support the local economy. Your guide has a Government license and has training in different training courses. They have proper training in altitude and first aid. It helps them provide better services.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Nepal is only allowable with an Independent trekking Guide for individual trekkers. They need to register a trekking agency. Book your holiday with us. We lead this trekking local guide and porters with sound equipment and an insurance coverage team.

Manaslu circuit trek Cost Involved

The notable costs involve transportation, personal expenses, travel insurance, lodging and flooding, and considerable permit costs. For this reason, to trek, you need to have specific permits. Let us explain all of them, including their fees.

This Manaslu Circuit trek also allows you to explore the local culture and customs of various ethnic groups. People like Tamang, Gurungs, etc., live in villages along the trekking routes. This trek allows you to explore the rural lifestyle and its values. 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 circuit trek?

The Weather and temperatures of this region’s trek depend on which time of the year you are trekking. Manaslu Circuit trek routes become harder during winter and monsoon seasons. While hiking in winter, the snow may cover the trails, and crossing the Larke la Pass is difficult.

The Monsoon time could be more favorable for trekking. The routes to the Manaslu Circuit are usually muddy and slippery. The best time for the trek in Manaslu regions is autumn and Spring. The Weather then is good, with clear skies and stunning views. In Spring, the flowers look beautiful, and temperatures are not cold.

Manaslu Larkya La pass Trek

The journey in the short Manaslu circuit trek to the region’s mythical mountains is enjoyable and arduous. For instance, it includes places like the Gorkha Budi Gandaki Valley River. We will cross the snowbound Larkya La pass (5213m) and snow-filled peaks over 6500m towers. The descent takes us through alpine and tropical areas.

It burst 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. We pass the numb valley to descend to Marsyangdi valley in the Annapurna round path.

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 flowers.

Most Asked Questions by Travellers

Manaslu circuit trek is a moderately tricky grade trek, reaching 5213m in height. Anybody who has good physical fitness can go for this trek.

Manaslu circuit trek is one of the most challenging treks in Nepal, and it takes you to the remote village of the High Himalayas. This area 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).

It lies in the Mansiri Himal, part of the Nepalese Himalayas, in the west-central part of Nepal. Mount Manaslu’s name comes from the Sanskrit word Manasa, meaning “intellect,” “soul,” or “mountain of the spirit.” You can do the Manaslu circuit trek to visit this continent.

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Chicago, Illinois
Beautiful Manaslu circuit trekking
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The  Manaslu circuit trek was excellent. Everything was well organized. Our guide and porter did their job on the best aspect. The guide knew all the routes and essential questions and requests.

The service was perfect, and we had a great time trekking. I just finished the Manaslu Circuit Trek with Above The Himalaya Trekking. I am sharing my experience with others who might be considering choosing this company.

I had a fantastic time in Nepal, which I can fully credit to the professional staff at Above The Himalaya Trekking. Our guide was fun, knowledgeable, and entirely professional. Our tea houses were fantastic, and the food was delicious.

When I return to Nepal, I will trek again with Above The Himalayan Trekking.

Meter Bin

Eran Dorfman
Manaslu Circuit Trek
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The Manaslu circuit trek was excellent. Everything was well organized. Our guide and porter did their job on the best aspect. The guide knew all the routes and essential questions and requests.
The service was perfect, and we had a great time trekking.

Eran Dorfman

Karen Sanders, Nancy Schoelf
Manaslu Circuit Trekking in March - Great Weather
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Thank you for the professional guidance and support for our Manaslu circuit trek. Above the Himalaya trekking is a fantastic company that provides custom trips for Nepal visitors. They organized our tour nicely with excellent guides.

The guide’s intimate knowledge of Manaslu trails and accommodations was helpful for our hiking. Our trek was well organized + supplied with everything we needed. Containing our Nepal trekking with Puru from Above The Himalayan Trekking was a pleasure. We would use AHT again for our next trip to Nepal. Thank you

Karen Sanders, Nancy Schoelf

“Beautiful Manaslu Circuit Trekking”
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My husband and I went on a 3-week Manaslu Circuit trek with Purna for our honeymoon. Purna took care of the both of us from start to finish. 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 ensured we were safe – from checking on the kitchens and food prep to ensuring 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 finished 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. Purna garnered the nickname “Master Purna” for being our teacher.

Purna also served as a guide to the other manuals on the same trek. We knew we had the best guide. Other guides would always and regularly ask Purna for advice throughout the trip. Purna treated us like family.

Many other guides on the Manaslu Circuit trek would split off with their clients/trekkers from their porters. But Purna ensured we were in this together, including our fantastic porter, Prahlad. So, I recommend Purna and his company( Above the Himalayan trekking) to everyone considering visiting Nepal.
Thank you so much.

Eran Dorfman
Manaslu Circuit Trek
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The Manaslu circuit trek was excellent. Everything was well organized. Our guide and porter did their job in the best aspect. The guide knew all the routes and essential questions and requests.
The service was perfect, and we had a great time trekking.

Eran Dorfman

Another Fantastic Trek By Above The Himalaya Trekking
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We’re just back from another fantastic Manaslu circuit trek with Above the Himalayas. This time, it was the Manaslu Circuit trek, 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 ongoing trekking issue in Nepal, generally). So, we 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. 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


Calinin Alexei Dacia
Chisinau, Republica Moldova
Annapurna - Manaslu circuit Trek - Nov - Dec
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Above the Himalayas, Trekking organized a friendly and, at the same time, really not expensive tour in the Annapurna and Manaslu circuit trek area. All was wonderful, with good service, a lovely and robust porter, and excellent views on the way.

The view from Larkey La pass was incredible. I thank all the working agents of that company, especially Mr. Puru, who worked with me directly, organizing my trip, and whose openness and care were friendly. Again, thank You for my wonderful trip!

Calinin Alexei Dacia

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