Manaslu Circuit Trekking / 18 Days

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Group Size

Min. 2 Pax

Trip Grade


Best Season

March, April, May, September, October, November & December



Max Elevation

5135 m, Larkya La Pass


Full Board on Trek


Private Vehicle/Car/Jeep

Trip Route: Soti Khola - Jagat - Samdo - Lakya La Pass - Bhimtang - Dharapani - Jagat -Besishahar - Kathmandu

Trip Overview

  • Best trail for moderately-hard trekking in the Himalayas
  • View of the majestic Manaslu Mountain (8163 m), 8th highest in the world.
  • Himalayan culture and tradition exploration in the western mountains of Nepal
  • Making the Larkya La pass (5135 m)
  • Witnessing Himalayan wildlife and vegetation from a close range
  • Visiting some of the major Tibetan settlements nearing China before lying in the Trek.
  • Natural scenery, Landscape and the snow-capped range view uniquely delightful from any other part in Nepal
  • Gumbas, Shrines and Monasteries in the trail giving us the opportunities of witnessing Hindu and Buddhist traditions.
  • Yak and Chauri Delicacies with the taste of the local cuisine
  • Picturesque path and surrounding, a photographer’s paradise
  • Adventure packed destination with unique trekking experiences.

Manaslu Circuit Trekking is a complete trek of the Manaslu region on central Nepal offering you comprehensive cultural, historical, scenic and trekking in the Himalayas experiences.

The Manaslu circuit trek is undoubtedly one of the most popular trails in the central Himalayas for people loving more than the usual trekking experience in the region. This medium-length trek is counted as a difficult trek due to the presence of multiple difficult sections and frequently troubled trails. However, it has been the recurring name to top the list of most adventurous trekking trails in Nepal. The topological variance in this trek will make you able to experience different shades of the Himalayas in the same trek. The majestic view of the Himalayas topped by Mt. Manaslu (8163 m), the 8th highest peak of the World, makes this trekking route worth your time.

Manaslu translates as the mountain of the spirit, and as its Sanskrit meaning signifies, Manaslu trek is genuinely a soul rinsing experience. Up and over some of the difficult ridges and passes will take you to the heart of Manaslu. Most of the villages here have influences mixed from upper hills and Tibet. Some of the known villages and settlements you can reach to experience the Himalayan lifestyle are Tatopani, Samoa gau, Samdo, Larke Bazaar, and many others. These villages and the locals residing in them will provide you with the warm hospitality and smiley faces to make up your day. Walking beside small streams and rivers, you will have a stepwise view of hills and the snow-capped Himalayas touching the horizon over it. The trail quickly goes from the lower foothills to high passes, so, slow and gradual rising and acclimatization is the key in the Manaslu region. Also, falling in the great Himalayan trail, this trail also overlaps in some of the original paths. The circuit trek enables us to do a complete cycle, and we don't visit the same place twice. Such is the beauty and advantage of the Manaslu circuit trek. Leaving the luxury of the cities, we’ll head deeper to nature in your next vacation of Nepal with the Manaslu circuit trek.

Solo travelers often hesitate to do these high-end treks but with a proper aid from Himalaya Pic Du Midi. The Manaslu region shows different shades of nature at a different time of a year. Each time nature and trekking experience here is entirely different. For making the best of your trek, you can avoid harsh winter and rainy monsoons here. The time of mid-September extending to November and also one from March to May is ideal for trekking in the Manaslu Region. So prepare for this ultimate trekking destination with Himalayan Pic Du Midi Treks.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in TIA, Kathmandu & Transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Heritage Tour and Prepration for the Trek
Day 03: Drive to Arkhet Bazaar/Soti Khola (700m)
Day 04: Soti Khola to Machha Khola (870m)
Day 05: Macchekhola to Jagat (1340m)
Day 06: Jagat to Deng (1860m)
Day 07: Deng to Namrung (2630m)
Day 08: Namrung to Lho (3180m)
Day 09: Lho - Punggen Gompa to Sama Gau (3520m)
Day 10: Sama Gau to Samdo (3875m)
Day 11: Acclimatization and rest day
Day 12: Samdo to Dharmasala (4460m)
Day 13: Larkya La Pass (5160m) trek to Bimthang (3590m)
Day 14: Bimtang to Tilije (2360m)
Day 15: Tilije to Tal (1700m)
Day 16: Drive to Besishahar - Kathmandu
Day 17: Cultural Tour of Bhaktapur City
Day 18: Departure

Day to Day Itinerary

What's Included/Excluded

  • Four-nights Hotel in Kathmandu with B/B basis
  • Teahouse Accommodation while on the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at Nepali Kitchen
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea/coffee) while on the trek
  • Airport pick-ups and drops in a private vehicle
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu/Entrance fee
  • All necessary paperwork and Special Manasalu Restricted Area Permit, Manasalu Conservation Area Project, Annapurna Conservation Area Project/TIMS
  • Professional & government licensed holder English Speaking Trekking Guide
  • Entrance fee of all Monastery & Museums while on the trek
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food, Transportation and accommodation
  • Warm clothing and other required trekking gear for staff including porters woolen hat, gloves, shocks, shoes & sunglasses etc…
  • Trekking Map
  • Medicine Box for Guide/Porters
  • All government and local taxes
Not Included
  • International Airfare and Nepal Visa fee
  • Travel & Health Insurance
  • Emergency Helicopter Rescue Insurance
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu: $10-15 Per Meal
  • Any Alcoholic Drinks, Mineral water, and deserts in Trek
  • Hot Shower Battery Charges, International call, WIFI & internet on Trek
  • Unforeseen Cost such as Flight Cancellation
  • Tips for guides and porters