Manaslu Circuit Trek - 16 Days

  • Duration:16 Days
  • Destination:Nepal
  • Trip Grade: Moderate to Challenging
  • Max. Altitude: 5106 M.
  • Max Group Size: Min 2
  • Starts at: Kathmandu
  • Ends at: Kathmandu
  • Best Time: March-May & September-November
  • Trek in the remote and restricted Manaslu region of Nepal, which offers a unique and adventurous trekking experience
  • Explore the riches of the Manaslu Conservation Area, like dense forests, lush hills, cascading waterfalls, and dramatic gorges
  • Offbeat and less crowded trail amidst nature's grandeur
  • Conquer the challenging Larkya-La Pass, a high mountain pass 
  • Encounter Buddhist landmarks, monasteries, and traditional villages, allowing you to gain insights into the local culture and traditions of the region
  • Spectacular mountain vistas and frozen lakes
  • Witness a range of landscapes, from subtropical jungles in the lower regions to the picturesque Himalayan foothills 
  • Follow an ancient trade route that once connected Nepal with Tibet
  • Rewarding day hikes to Pun Gyen Gompa, Manaslu Base Camp, Birendra Lake, and other notable locations

Explore the best of the Himalayas in Nepal by joining our Manaslu circuit trek 2023/24 departure. Travel beyond conventional routes like the Everest base camp and Annapurna circuit and get to see some of the epic sceneries. Meet with friendly mountain people and get to live their unique lifestyle. Escape amidst towering mountains and steep valleys. And test your limits by crossing Larkya-La (pass), a high mountain pass located at 5,106 meters (16,747 ft).


Located west of the beautiful Annapurna Range and east of the Ganesh Himal, the Manaslu region is one of the least visited trekking routes in the country. The trekking route winds through the gorge of Budhi Gandaki River and lush forests. The trail is adventurous and offers breathtaking landscapes.

Protected under the Manaslu Conservation Area, the Manaslu region is restricted in Nepal. So, trekkers have to follow particular regulations to hike here. Given the hefty price of the restricted area permits and the effort this trek demands, only a handful of trekkers visit this part of the Himalayas every year, making it untouched and less crowded.

*Note: If you are looking for an alternative to the famous Annapurna circuit trek, then the Manaslu circuit trek is one of the best options.

Apart from the mountains and adventure, you will experience the rich cultural heritage of the villagers. Even in this remote part of the world resides a few communities that are well rooted in their ancient customs, and spending nights in their villages allows you to get close to them and their extraordinary life. On the way, you will see many old stupas, Chortens, mani walls, and monasteries.

Our Manaslu circuit trek of 16 days begins from Soti Khola, located at 730 meters (2,896 ft). The trail passes through six climatic zones, from tropical forests and lower banks of Budhi Gandaki & Marsyangdi rivers to the arctic zone. The trail follows dense forests of rhododendron, pine, oak, fir, etc. You will cross many hanging brides and landslide-prone areas. Unlike the famous trekking routes in Nepal, the challenges on the Manaslu circuit trek route are also more.

And you can imagine the range of sceneries seen along the way. Mountains like Manaslu (8,163 m/26,781 ft), Mt. Kang Guru (6,981 m/22,904 ft), Annapurna II (7,937 m/26,040 ft), Himlung Himal (7,126 m/23,345 ft), Buddha Himal (6,692 m/21955 ft), Gyaji Kang (7,038 m/23,090 ft), Shringi Himal (7,155 m/23,474 ft), and numerous other are dotted around the trail.


Trekking in the Himalayas goes beyond adventure. You will get to escape from the chaotic city life and enjoy simple living. A place where you will be present in every moment. Unwind and rejuvenate. The change surely is drastic, but the simple meals, fresh air, and soothing environment will heal your heart and soul. And Manaslu circuit trekking will take you far away in nature, where there is no sound of vehicles or urban life, and all you can hear is the chirping of birds and the gushing sounds of rivers.


Manaslu circuit trek is also known as the Manaslu base camp trek because it takes to the base of Mt. Manaslu. Mount Manaslu is the eighth-highest mountain in the world. The Manaslu circuit trek was opened in 1992 for foreign travelers. In recent years, this trekking route has seen so much love from true adventurous hearts. The journey is extremely fulfilling and gratifying.

The Manaslu region is home to the Tibetan Buddhist community. Gurungs are the major community in the region, along with Bhutias, Sherpas & people of Tibetan ethnicity. Some parts of the Manaslu circuit trail also include the old trade route. You may share the trail with yak caravans and mules. Pun Gyen Gompa (4,800 m/15,748 ft), Manaslu Base Camp (4,800 m/15,748 ft), Birendra Lake (3,691 m/12,110 ft), and Rui La (4,998 m/16,398 ft) are some of the notable points on this trek.

If you have a few additional days to travel, we highly recommend extending the Manaslu circuit trek itinerary to Tsum Valley. It is a hidden valley in the Manaslu region famous for its centuries-old monasteries like Mu Gompa, Rachen Gompa, and Dephyudonma Gompa. The Tsum Valley adds more thrill to the Manaslu trek. For more details, you can check out our Manaslu circuit trek with Tsum Valley package.

Our other best trekking packages in Nepal

No doubt, the Manaslu circuit trek is the best off-the-beaten trek in Nepal. However, if you are looking for more physically pushing ventures, then you can check out these packages- Kanchenjunga circuit trek, Makalu base camp trek, Everest three high passes trek, and Upper Dolpo trek.

Likewise, here are some of our other famous trekking packages in Nepal- "Annapurna base camp trek, Gokyo Valley trek, Mardi Himal trek, Ghorepani Ghandruk trek, and Langtang valley trek".

Our Manaslu circuit trek 2023/24 departures are open. You can now book this trek any time with us. We also have special discounts and coupons for the Manaslu circuit trek. Whether you are a solo traveler or in a group, we have discounts for everyone. On top of that, we also offer the best Manaslu circuit trek cost.


On your arrival day in Kathmandu, one of our team members will pick you up from the airport in a private car and drop you at the hotel. He will welcome you in a proper Nepalese style at the airport. We do not have any activity on this day, so you are all free to rest and explore your surroundings. In the late evening, we will get together for a welcome dinner. We will also take some time to prepare for the trek and do the final packing.

  • Max. Altitude:1,400 m/4,600 ft
  • Accommodation:Hotel

The Manaslu circuit trek begins from Soti Khola. From Kathmandu, we will take a long ride along the Trishuli River and winding hilly roads. On the way, we will drive past small towns, terraced fields, and lush forests. The later part of the driver offers stunning views of the mountains like Langtang, Annapurna, Manaslu, and Ganesh Himal. The road from Arughat Bazar onward gets uneven.

  • Max. Altitude:730 m/2,896 ft.
  • Time:7-8 hours
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Distance:160 km/99.4 miles

From Soti Khola, the trail goes up to Machha Khola. We will trek past beautiful waterfalls and lush sal forests. Likewise, on the way, we will cross small bridges over rushing rivers. Trekking alongside verdant hills, we pass by Lapubesi (884 m) and Khanibesi (970 m) villages before reaching Machha Khola. Ganesh Himal is the major highlight of today.

  • Max. Altitude:890 m/2,965 ft.
  • Time:4-5 hours
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Distance:9.7 km/6 miles

The trail from Machha Khola keeps ascending, crossing a suspension bridge. Soon, we will trek past a settlement called Khorlabeshi (970 m). Walking alongside the Budhi Gandaki River, we will pass by a landslide area and make it to Tatopani (990 m). 

Here, we can take a short break to enjoy the natural springs. From here onwards, the trail becomes a bit challenging. Following the route via Dobhan (1,070 m) and Yaruphant (1,170 m), we will ascend to Jagat for a night stay.


  • Max. Altitude:1, 410 m/4,625 ft.
  • Time:6/7 hours
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Distance:22.2 km/13.7 miles

We will follow a scenic route along the Budhi Gandaki River and hike up to Salleri (1,353 m). We’ll then gradually climb to Sirdibas (1,420 m) and trek past Philim (1,570 m). On the way, we will cross multiple suspension bridges. Further, the trail leads us to Ekle Bhatti (1,600 m) and ascends to Thangurmu (1,660 m). 

We will cross a newly built bridge and reach be phedi. From here, we trek through dense bamboo forests to Deng. This part of the trail is known as Nupri, which means the western mountainous region. There are also old stupas and Chortens scattered around the trekking route.


  • Max. Altitude:1, 804 m/6, 917 ft.
  • Time:6/7 hours
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Distance:19.9 km/12.3 miles

Leaving Deng, we cross a bridge over the Budhi Gandaki River and continue trekking via lush rhododendron, fir, and oak forests. The trail winds through small settlements like Rana (1,910 m), Bhi Phedi (1,990 m), and Bihi (2,130 m). 

As we walk, we will see diverse landscapes and mountain panoramas. From Bhi Phedi, the trail descends and crosses a small bridge over Serang Khola. Further, the trail goes past a maze and wheat fields. Enjoying wonderful views of Siringi Himal, we will reach Namrung village.


  • Max. Altitude:2, 630 m/8, 626 ft
  • Time:5/6 hours
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Distance:19.5 km/12.1 miles

From Namrung, we will begin trekking through lush alpine forests to Lihi village (2,920 m). The trail continues to Sho village (2,880 m) via many landslide areas. The views of Mt. Himchuli and Simnang Himal are excellent on this part of the trail. From Sho, we will trek past Lho (3,180 m) and follow a downhill track to Shyala (3,500 m). 

The villages along the way are culturally very rich. We will get to explore ancient stupas, monasteries, and mani walls. Further, the trail crosses a small stream and hikes up to Samagaun.


  • Max. Altitude:3, 520 m/11, 548 ft.
  • Time:5/6 hours
  • Accommodation:teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Distance:17.7 km/10.9 miles

Today, we’ll take a rest day in Samagaun. As there are many adventurous places to explore around this village, it is the perfect option for our acclimatization day. We can go on a hike to the base camp (4, 400m/ 14, 435 ft) of the world's eighth-highest mountain, Mt. Manaslu, and also visit a beautiful alpine lake called Birendra Lake. 

Another alternative hike is to Pung Gyen Gompa, which is located south of Samagaon. It is one of the ancient monasteries in Nepal. Wherever we go on a hike, the mountain views of Naike Peak, Himahchuli, Manaslu, Simnang Himal, and many others are incredible.


  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner

The trail from Samagaun to Samdo is very pleasant. We will cross lovely pasture areas and ascend toward the top of the valley. The trail goes through forests of birch and juniper. We will descend to the Budhi Gandaki River and cross it over a bridge before ascending following a steep trail. The mountain views are breathtaking as usual. Samdo is an old Tibetan refugee village surrounded by barren hills and mountains. 

  • Max. Altitude:3, 875 m/12, 713 ft.
  • Time:3/4 hours
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Distance:8.2 km/5 miles

We will descend along fields and mani walls to the edge of the village, crossing a wooden bridge over the Budhi Gandaki River. The trail goes via the Athahra Saya River and then continues along the Larke River. We can see many mani walls and prayer flags on the route. Soon, we will come across Larkya glacier and trek in the valley of Salkha Khola. The final part of the route ascends to a stone guest house at 4,450 meters, which is known as Larke Phedi.

  • Max. Altitude:4, 480 m/14, 698 ft.
  • Time:4-5 hours
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Distance:11.7 km/7.2 miles

Today is one of the biggest highlights of our Manaslu circuit trekking because we will cross the Larkya La pass (5,106 m/ 16, 747). It is the highest point of our trek as well. We will leave Larke Phedi early to reach the top in the morning hours as the strong wind hits the area once the afternoon begins. 

We will first cross a moraine and descend to a small lake. Following a rough, unclear path, we will cross the south steep grassy slope. Further, we will trek towards the edge of the moraines and gradually descend to four frozen lakes. 

From here, the trail steeply ascends to Larkya La. The views of Mt. Himlung, Annapurna II, Mt. Kang Guru, Mt. Manaslu, etc, are superb from the top of the pass. After enjoying the view, we will follow a lovely trail with uneven bends and descend to a grassy moraine called Bhimtang.


  • Max. Altitude:3, 720 m/12, 205 ft.
  • Time:8/9 hours
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:lunch, dinner and Breakfast
  • Distance:24.7 km/15.3 miles

We have a long descent from Bimtang to Tilihe, so we will begin the day early with a delicious breakfast. The trail descends following a steep route to Hampuk (3,430 m). We will cross a bridge and keep trekking on a downhill route to Yak Kharka (3,020 m). From here, we will trek past lush forests to Karche (2,700 m) and Ggo villages (2,515 m) before reaching Tilije.

  • Max. Altitude:1, 700 m/5, 576 ft
  • Time:6-7 hours
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Dinner, Breakfast and Lunch
  • Distance:26 km/16 miles

We are almost in the final days of our trek. From Tilije, we will trek across a small ride. The trail is stone paved and crosses the Dudh Khola River. Further, we trek on an uphill route and pass by a stupa and mani wall. We will reach a settlement called Thonje and follow a downhill route to Tal (1,680m).

  • Max. Altitude:1, 680 m
  • Time:4/5 house
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast
  • Distance:17.7 km/11 miles

Today is our final day of trekking. We will trek down to Syange (1,150 m/ 3773 ft), where the trek ends. The trail from Tal goes through terraced fields and lush forests of pine and rhododendron. We will be trekking in the Marsyangdi valley, following steep hillsides.

  • Max. Altitude:1, 150 m/3, 773 ft.
  • Time:5/6 hours
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast
  • Distance:14.5 km/9 miles

We will drive from Syange to Kathmandu early in the morning. The ride will be comfortable and beautiful. The mountain views and lush green hills make the ride very pleasant. The guide will drop you at the hotel upon reaching Kathmandu. You have the remaining day free to rest, shop and explore. We highly recommend visiting the Garden of Dreams and Kathmandu Durbar Square. In the late evening, we will meet you for the last dinner over farewell dinner.

  • Max. Altitude:1, 400 m/4, 600 ft
  • Time:7/8 hours
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Distance:136 km/84 miles

Our team will take care of your airport departure. They will be at your hotel lobby as per your departure time.

    Route Map

    Manaslu Circuit Trek - 16 Days map
    Cost Details
    What is Included
    • Tribhuvan International Airport Pick-Up and Drop by Private Vehicle
    • 3 Nights Deluxe Accommodation in Kathmandu on BB plan
    • All meals (Breakfast, lunch, Dinner) During the Trekking
    •  Teahouse Accommodation during the Trekking
    • Annapurna Conservation Area entry Permits
    • Manaslu Conservation Area entry Permits
    • Manaslu Restricted area's Special Permits
    • An experienced English-speaking trekking guide
    • Porter for Carry you Bag (2 Gust=1 Porter)
    • Staff food, accommodation, salary & insurance
    • Kathmandu to Soti Khola by Public Vehicle
    • Syang to Kathmandu by Public Vehicle
    • Souvenir a company T-shirt
    • Ace Vision treks & Tours Achievement Certificate after the successful Trek
    •  Farewell dinner
    • All governmental procedure
    What is not Included
    • Your Travel Insurance
    • Nepal visa.
    • You will require 2 passport size photos
    • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry
    • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara
    • Personal trekking Equipment
    • Tips for trekking crews
    • Sightseeing and Monuments fees
    • Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the price include sections
    Useful Information

    Manaslu Circuit Trek Permit

    It is necessary to obtain specific permits to do the Manaslu circuit trek. The trek requires a Special Restricted Area Permit for Manaslu. Additionally, the Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP) Permit and Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) Permit are also necessary. Our package covers all the permits and fees.

    Special Restricted Area Permit for Manaslu

    • September to November: USD 100 per person for the first seven days and an additional USD 15 per person per day from the eighth day onwards.
    • December to August: USD 75 per person for the first seven days and an additional USD 10 per person per day from the eighth day onwards.

    Manaslu Conservation Area Project permit cost: USD 30

    Annapurna Conservation Area Project permit cost: USD 30

    Manaslu circuit trek difficulty & altitude sickness

    The Manaslu circuit trek in Nepal presents a refreshing challenge that demands a good level of physical fitness and endurance. The trail navigates through diverse and rugged terrain, encompassing both steep ascents and descents. Trekkers will encounter high-altitude areas that take up to 5,160 meters (16,929 ft).

    You will trek in a remote region with basic facilities. The trail is also not developed like EBC and ABC, which adds more strain on the trekkers when it comes to essential comforts. There are many suspension bridges, rocky tracks, landslide-prone areas, and a high mountain pass on this trek. Therefore, adequate physical preparation and mental fortitude are essential for a successful trek.

    One of the significant considerations while trekking in the Himalayas is altitude sickness. As the trek progresses, the altitude increases, and acclimatization becomes crucial. Trekkers have to be alert for symptoms such as headaches, vomiting, nausea, and shortness of breath, which can indicate altitude sickness. 

    To address this, our Manaslu circuit itinerary incorporates ample acclimatization days, allowing the body to gradually adapt to the thinner air and reducing the risk of altitude-related illness.

    Food & Accommodation during the Manaslu circuit trekking

    Tea houses along the Manaslu circuit trek route serve as welcoming havens for tired trekkers, providing a cozy and comfortable environment to rest and recharge. These basic guest houses offer essential amenities such as accommodation, meals, and hot beverages, ensuring trekkers have a place to unwind after a long day on the trail.

    The accommodation in tea houses typically consists of simple rooms with two single beds. Note that attached bathrooms may not be available in all rooms, and shared toilets are more common. While the facilities may be basic, the tea houses aim to create a warm and hospitable atmosphere for trekkers.

    When it comes to dining, tea houses offer a variety of meal options to cater to different tastes. You can expect to find a range of Nepalese, Tibetan, and Western cuisine on their menus. Traditional Nepalese dishes such as dal bhat, momos, Thenduk, Tibetan bread, and Thukpa are commonly found on the menu. Likewise, you will also get soups, porridge, mashed potatoes, sandwiches, pasta, toast, eggs, etc.

    • Internet: The availability of internet connection along the Manaslu circuit trail is limited. Wi-Fi can be found in some teahouses and lodges along the trek, but the quality and speed may vary. Consider getting a local SIM card for emergency communication or staying connected with family and friends.
    • Charging: Paid charging stations are available in most teahouses. You can bring a power bank or battery charger for backup. The reliability and compatibility of charging facilities can vary, so having your own backup is recommended.
    • Hot showers: Hot showers are available at some tea houses along the trekking route. However, the availability may vary. Be prepared for limited access to hot showers, and consider carrying wet wipes or alternative hygiene solutions.
    • Drinking water: It is essential to treat or purify drinking water during the Manaslu circuit trek. Boiled water or water purification tablets are commonly used. Alternatively, bottled water can be purchased at teahouses, but this may not be environmentally sustainable due to plastic waste.
    • Dietary options: Teahouses along the Manaslu circuit trek route offer mainly two dietary options: vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals. However, the menu choices can be limited in some remote areas.

    Manaslu Circuit Trek Best Time

    The Manaslu circuit trek is best enjoyed during the spring and autumn seasons, which offer favorable weather conditions and stunning natural beauty. In the spring season (March to May), the temperatures begin to rise, and the weather becomes more stable. One can witness the gradual melting of high-altitude lakes like Birendra and Ponkar. The forests come alive with vibrant rhododendrons and a variety of other blooming flowers. 

    Likewise, autumn (September to November) also sees stable weather and a mild and pleasant climate. The longer daylight hours allow for more time to explore and fully immerse oneself in the beauty of the region. It is also the perfect time to conquer the challenging Larkya La pass without the risk of weather-related difficulties. In higher altitudes, the average temperatures range from 5℃ to 7℃.

    Manaslu circuit trek in summer/monsoon

    The summer or monsoon season in Nepal occurs from June to August. It is generally not considered an ideal time for the Manaslu circuit trekking. During this period, the region experiences heavy rainfall, resulting in slippery, muddy, and wet trail conditions. Trekking in such conditions can be challenging and potentially hazardous.

    The forested areas are prone to becoming waterlogged, and the constant presence of moisture makes the trekking experience uncomfortable. Additionally, mosquitoes, leeches, and bugs are more prevalent, further detracting from the enjoyment of the trek. 

    And landslides are relatively common during the monsoon season, posing a safety risk to trekkers. While the chances of rainfall decrease as you ascend to higher altitudes, it is still advisable to avoid trekking in the Manaslu circuit during the monsoon season.

    Manaslu circuit trek in winter

    The Manaslu circuit trek in winter is fantastic but very challenging as well. The landscape transforms into a captivating winter wonderland adorned with a blanket of snow. Although the days are shorter and the temperatures are cooler, making it a low trekking season, this period has its own special appeal. 

    The trails are notably quieter, with fewer fellow trekkers, allowing for a more serene and solitary experience. The snow-capped peaks create a mesmerizing backdrop, adding a touch of enchantment to the journey. While trekking during winter requires adequate preparation for the colder conditions, it can be a rewarding time to explore the Manaslu circuit.

    Why is travel insurance needed for the Manaslu Circuit Trek?

    Travel insurance coverage offers valuable financial protection and peace of mind in the face of unexpected events such as injuries, illnesses, theft, or trip disruptions. Given the nature of Manaslu circuit trekking, having suitable insurance is even more crucial. 

    Your travel insurance should cover access to necessary medical treatment in case of injury or illness during the trek. This includes coverage for medical consultations, hospital stays, medication, and any potential emergency procedures. Coverage of emergency air evacuation is also mandatory.

    Nepal Travel Visa & Passport

    There are two ways to obtain a Nepal travel visa: through the Nepalese embassy or consulate in your home country or upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu or any other entry point. Upon arrival at the entry point, you can apply for a Nepal travel visa at the designated counter.

    The travel visa allows you to stay in Nepal for a maximum period of 90 days. If you need to extend your stay while in Nepal, it is possible to do so by applying for an extension through the Department of Immigration. To ensure a smooth travel experience, check the visa requirements and regulations for your specific country before departing.

    In addition to the visa, all foreign nationals traveling to Nepal must possess a valid passport. Your passport should have a minimum validity of six months beyond your intended stay in Nepal.

    Money exchange and ATM on trail

    There is no ATM on the Manaslu circuit trek route. So, you have to carry Nepali cash to use during the trek. We use Nepalese Rupees in Nepal that you can exchange in the bank or money exchange centers in Thamel. These exchange counters facilitate the conversion of various foreign currencies, including US Dollars, Euros, and British Pounds, into Nepalese Rupees. Likewise, you can also withdraw Nepali cash from ATMs in Kathmandu by using your international card.

    Manaslu circuit trek tips

    • Luggage: You can carry 10 kg in a duffel bag and 5 kg in a day pack. Porters will carry the duffel bags. Any additional luggage you can store in our office or the hotel's locker room. The day pack will be on you. Pack essential things like documents, money, chargers, snacks, maps, moisturizers, water bottles, etc, in your day pack.
    • Tips: Tips are common at the end of the service provided by our drivers, guides, and porters. You can tip as much as you wish. This is an example guideline- USD 2 to the driver and USD 100 to the guide/porter. 
    • Personal Expenses: Check out our package cost includes and plan an additional budget for other things like international flight, travel insurance, tips, shopping, extra food & drinks, and an emergency fund. Also, budget some money to use while trekking. Services like WiFi, charging, hot showers, etc are not covered in our Manaslu circuit trek cost.
    • Airport Pick-up & Drop-off: Our team will pick you up from the international airport and drop you there as per your flight arrival/departure time. It is a complimentary service in our package. 
    • Laundry: Tea houses charge USD 2 to 4 per clothing for washing and drying. It is better to carry ample clothes to last you throughout the trek. You can wash your clothes after coming to Kathmandu for a fraction of the cost.
    Manaslu Circuit Trek - 16 Days FAQs
    • Manaslu circuit trek is usually 15 to 18 days long. You can do this trek in 12/13 days too. Our 16 days itinerary is one of the best Manaslu circuit trek itineraries out there with no rush. During the trek, you will cover 177 kilometers (110 miles).

    • Manaslu circuit trek is a Moderate-challenging trekking package in Nepal that crosses a high mountain pass and involves an off-the-beaten trek. The Manaslu circuit trek route also has no ample tourist infrastructure like Everest and Annapurna, which make trekking here furthermore damaging.

    • The Manaslu circuit trek cost ranges from USD 1100 to USD 1600 per person. The cost of the package depends on the itinerary and the company you are trekking. We offer the most reasonable cost for this trek. Likewise, for big groups, we also have special discounts.

    • The Manaslu circuit trek begins from Soti Khola. You can also begin this trek from Machha Khola. The trek ends at Dharapani or Syange as per the itinerary you are following.

    • No, unfortunately, you cannot trek Manaslu without a guide. Manaslu is a restricted area in Nepal, which compulsory demands trekking with a licensed guide. You also have to be in a group of at least two trekkers to do this trek.

    • From Kathmandu, the starting point of the trek is approximately 126 kilometers away (80 miles), which is Soti Khola. You can reach this place by taking an 8 hours ride from Kathmandu on a public bus.

    • The Manaslu trek is similar to the Everest base camp trek. It is also remote and less visited by travelers than EBC. This trek crosses a mountain pass, unlike the Everest trek.

    • No, Mt. Everest is not visible during the Manaslu circuit trekking. However, you get to see many other outstanding Himalayan mountains on this trek, like Annapurna, Himalchuli, Shringi Himal, Kang Guru, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Simnang Himal, etc.

    • The highest point of the Manaslu circuit trek is Larkya La Pass, which is situated at 5,106 meters (16,747 ft). Likewise, Manaslu Base Camp (4,400 m/14,435 ft) and Pung Gyen Gompa (4,800 m/15,748 ft) are two other high points you will touch on this trek.

    • Trekking in the Manaslu region is famous for its untouchability to the crowd of travelers. This region houses ancient Tibetan culture, the eight highest mountains in the world, rare wildlife like snow leopards, the Nepal-Tibet border, and exotic flora and fauna.

    • Yes, you can join the Manaslu circuit trek as a beginner trekker, but we do not recommend this trek to someone who is trekking for the first time. However, if you feel confident about your fitness and endurance, then we welcome anyone to join us on this adventurous trek.

    • No, our Manaslu circuit trek package does not include international airfares. Make sure to keep an additional budget for your international flight to/from Kathmandu.

    Client Reviews

    • Amazing guide and experience

      We trekked with Ganesh and his team in April on the Manaslu circuit for 12 days. Every part of the trip was so well organized, and the hike was amazing. Ganesh and the team put in so much effort to ensure everything was 10/10. I would highly recommend you book through this company for any activities in Nepal.

      ShantessAustralia,June, 2023
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