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
  • Done on the lap of the world's eight-highest mountain, Mt Manaslu (8,163m/26,781ft)
  • challenging Larkya La Pass (5106m), a high mountain pass
  • wide range of landscapes, from subtropical jungles in the lower regions to the picturesque Himalayan foothills
  • spot Yaks, blue sheep, Himalayan marmot, and snow leopard
  • riches of the Manaslu Conservation Area, like dense forests, lush hills, cascading waterfalls, and dramatic gorges
  • Spectacular mountain vistas and frozen lakes
  • Buddhist landmarks, monasteries, and traditional villages, allowing you to gain insights into the local culture and traditions of the region
  • ancient trade route that once connected Nepal with Tibet
  • Historical Birendra Lake (3,691 m/12,110 ft.)
  • Stunning view of Manaslu (8,163 m/26,781 ft), Mt. Kang Guru (6,981 m/22,904 ft), Buddha Himal (6,692 m/21955) Shringi Himal (7,155 m/23,474 ft)

Manaslu circuit trek is an adventurous journey that leads you beyond conventional routes like Everest base camp and Annapurna circuit. Get to see one of the epic landscapes and breathtaking mountain views. Extend your limit through one of the high mountain passes, Larkya-la Pass (5,106m/16,747ft). Connect yourself with the lives of mountain people and their unique culture. Get the best of the Himalayas by joining our Manaslu circuit trek 2024/2025 departure.

Explore the mountain of spirit along with the spirit that resides inside you!

No wonder the Manaslu circuit trek is everyone’s favorite

Manaslu Circuit Trek is a favorite amongst fellow trekkers as the beauty of the region is indescribably beautiful. From stunning mountain views, and beautiful panoramic landscapes to gorgeous glaciers, everything is in it!

Perfectly blended green hills with a river in the middle and Giant Mountains at the back are the perfect set of natural art. Words cannot describe, the sense of the strong aroma Manaslu stamps on your heart, even after 100s of years.

The experiences Manaslu circuit trekking provides are extremely fulfilling and gratifying!

When it snows

Let your inner child free and play with snow while embarking on a beautiful journey with the Manaslu circuit trek.

Uncover the next level of beauty when trails gradually start to get covered with crystal white snow. The beauty of the Manaslu region gets enhanced every time the weather changes its color.

Far from the touch of modern technology, the kids are still overwhelmed by the snowfall. During the trek, you can see the local kids playing with snow, laughing, running, and enjoying.

They don’t have the excess of virtual games but they have access to real-world games with happiness!

Unwind and Recreate With Manaslu Circuit Trek

Trekking in the Himalayas goes beyond adventure. Escape from the chaotic city life and enjoy simple living. A place where every memory and experience you gain are timeless.

Change is surely drastic in the Himalayas, but the simple meals, fresh air, and soothing environment heal you spiritually. Manaslu circuit trekking takes you far away where there is no sound of vehicles or urban life.  All you hear is the chirping of birds and the gushing sounds of rivers.

Recreate your healing energy!

Why Manaslu Circuit Trek is the best Off-the-beaten trek?

Manaslu Circuit Trek is the best Off-the-beaten trek as trekking in this remote region offers a unique and adventurous experience. Apart from the mountains and adventure, explore the rich cultural heritage of the villagers during the trek.

On the way, explore many old stupas, Chortens, mani walls, and monasteries. The trekking route winds through the gorge of Budhi Gandaki River and lush forests. Even in this remote part of the world resides a few communities that are well rooted in their ancient customs.

Spend nights in the villages and get close to the locals and their extraordinary life.

The valued and well-preserved culture of the Manaslu region

Manaslu trek takes you through the home of the Tibetan Buddhist community. Gurungs are the major community in the region, along with Bhutias, Sherpas & people of Tibetan ethnicity.

Every village residing in the region is rich in traditional cultures and are well preserved. Feel the warm and welcoming aura of the People. The circuit trek takes you across many stupas, Gompas, and monasteries attached to the villagers’ beliefs.

The mountain wind blowing a prayer flag with its blessing seems somehow inspiring.

It inserts peace within!

Yaks and Manaslu people

Witness closely, a strong bond of the people and domesticated Yaks. Yaks are like babies to the living residents in Manaslu. It is also one of the main sources of income for Himalayan people.

 During, the Manaslu circuit trekking you get to enjoy Yak cheese, Yak milk tea, and ghee. Yaks play an important role in the lives of the Manaslu people. It also provides cultural significance and is sacred. People of the region also use them as a transportation to carry heavy things.

Yaks and the Manaslu people have been working together for centuries. Both of them play vital roles in each other’s life.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Route

  • The journey of the Manasalu trek starts from the small misty village Soti Khola.
  • Playing hide and seek with beautiful Ganesh Himal the path leads you through Macchikhola-Jagat-Philim and Dyang.
  • Then travel through Namrung-Samagaun-Samdo-Larke Phedi
  • After that, reach Kathmandu descending from Phedi-Bhimtang-Tilche and Syange.

During this trail, Drown into the lush green forests of Rhododendron, pine, and Oak trees. Get through the steep roads with Budhi Gandhaki and Marsyangdi River cheering you. Be one of few to explore thrilling suspension bridges, old stupas, Chortens, mani walls, and monasteries along the route.

Ace Vision Treks and Tours recommend extending the Manaslu circuit trek with Tsum Valley itinerary. if you have additional time. 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.


On your arrival day in Kathmandu, one of our team members 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 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 take a long ride along the Trishuli River and winding hilly roads. On the way, we 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 trek past beautiful waterfalls and lush sal forests. Likewise, on the way, we 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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, 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 (4060m/ 13,316ft), which is located south of Samagaon. It's 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, cross lovely pasture areas and ascend toward the top of the valley. The trail goes through forests of birch and juniper. We, 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 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 cross the Larkya La pass (5,106 m/ 16, 747ft). It is the highest point of our trek as well. We leave Larke Phedi early to reach the top in the morning hours as the strong wind hits the area once the afternoon begins. 

We first cross a moraine and descend to a small lake. Following a rough, unclear path, we cross the south steep grassy slope. Further, we 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 cross a bridge and keep trekking on a downhill route to Yak Kharka (3,020 m). From here, we 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 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 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 trekked 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 drive from Syange to Kathmandu early in the morning. The ride is 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 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
    • Annapurna Conservation Area entry Permits
    • Manaslu Conservation Area entry Permits
    • Manaslu Restricted Area's Special Permits
    • All meals (Breakfast, lunch, Dinner) During Manaslu Circuit Trekking
    • Teahouse Accommodation during the Trekking
    • An experienced English-speaking trekking guide
    • Porter for carrying your Bag (2 Gust=1 Porter)
    • Local Staff food, accommodation, salary & insurance
    • Kathmandu to Soti Khola by Public Vehicle
    • Syang to Kathmandu by Public Vehicle
    • Complimentary sleeping bag and down jacket provided for use for the duration of the trek (we suggest bringing your own if you have one)
    • Complimentary Duffel bag (to keep personal belongings to be carried by porter
    • Complimentary Trekking Route map
    • First aid box carried at all times by guide (we suggest bringing your medical kit too)
    • 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 Permits

    It is necessary to obtain specific permits to do the Manaslu circuit trek. Manaslu trekking requires a Special Restricted Area Permit.

    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 Circuit Trek

    • September to November and March to May: 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. Circuit trail navigates through diverse and rugged terrain, encompassing both steep ascents and descents.

    There are many suspension bridges, rocky tracks, and a high mountain pass on this trek. So, 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 trek 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 trekroute serve as welcoming havens for tired trekkers. Manaslu welcomes trekkers with a cozy and comfortable environment to rest and recharge. Basic guest houses offer essential amenities like accommodation, meals, and hot beverages, ensuring comfortability during the trek.

    Accommodation provided 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. Nepalese, Tibetan, and Western cuisine on the menus of different tea houses are available. Traditional Nepalese dishes such as Dal Bhat, Momos, Thenduk, Tibetan bread, and Thukpa are common 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 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 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 route offer mainly two dietary options: vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals. However, the menu choices can be limited in some remote areas.

    Nepal Travel Visa & Passport

    • There are two ways to obtain a Nepal travel visa
    • Through the Nepalese embassy or consulate in your home country
    • Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu or any other 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, apply 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.

    Why travel insurance is needed for the Manaslu circuit trekking?

    Travel insurance coverage offers valuable financial protection. It is helpful in case of unexpected events such as injuries, illnesses, theft, or trip disruptions. Given the nature of the circuit trek route, 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.

    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. Witness the gradual melting of high-altitude lakes like Birendra and Ponkar. The longer daylight hours allow for more time to explore and fully immerse oneself in the beauty of the region. 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. 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℃. For more information: Manaslu Circuit Trek weather and temperature 

    Manaslu Circuit Trek in Summer/Monsoon

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

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

    Manaslu Circuit Trek in Winter

    Trekking 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 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. check out our blog on winter trek in Manaslu and Tsum

    Trekking during winter requires adequate preparation for the colder conditions. It can be a rewarding time to explore with Manaslu region!

    Money exchange and ATM on the Manaslu Circuit Trek route

    There is no ATM on the Manaslu circuit trek route. So, 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 include. Plan an additional budget for other things like international flights, travel insurance, tips, shopping, extra food & drinks. Services like WiFi, charging, hot showers, etc are not covered in our Manaslu circuit trekking 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 is a perfect opportunity to explore the true beauty of the Himalayas. Apart from the challenges you bear, the trek gives you timeless captures in your heart. Every moment feels priceless throughout the journey.

    Drown in the beauty, dance with the mountain breezes, and flow with the rivers. The adventure awaits you with the precious journey to embark on!


    Manaslu Circuit Trek - 16 Days FAQs
    • Manaslu circuit trek is usually 12 to 16 days long. You can do this trek in 12/13 days too. During the trek, you cover 177 kilometers (110 miles).

    • Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of the most challenging trekking packages in Nepal. The trek crosses a high mountain pass and involves an off-the-beaten trek. The trekking route also has no ample tourist infrastructure like Everest and Annapurna, which makes 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-hour ride from Kathmandu on a public bus.

    • Yes, the Manaslu trek is harder than 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 5,10 6 meters (16,747 ft.).

    • 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. 

    • 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.

    • Yes, senior citizens who complete manaslu trekking, who are mentally and physically prepared. But it would be best if you customized the trek itinerary.

    Client Reviews

    • Ace Vision Treks & Tours is outstanding

      Ace Vision Treks & Tours is outstanding. The owner, Ganesh, is an amazing person who is filled with positivity, energy, and generosity. This alone will make your experience on any trek with him once in a lifetime (I did the Manaslu Circuit Trek with him, and it was incredible). Beyond that, he has been leading Himalayan treks for 15+ years and is an extremely knowledgeable guide. He is also just a highly trustworthy person and great friend. He cared so much about every detail of the trip and has the unbounding optimism you need to motivate you over 5000m passes :). Cannot recommend him highly enough and will certainly select him as my guide if I return to Nepal and recommend him to my friends/families. I have memories from our trip that I will cherish for a lifetime.

      Gabriella WallkUnited States,May, 2024
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