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Manaslu Circuit Trek

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Manaslu Circuit Trek

Trip Facts


15 Days

Highest access:


Group Size:

Minimum 2 people


Manaslu Region



Best season:

Autumn / Spring




Private vehicle / Local bus


Standard Hotel / Lodges




Kathmandu, Nepal



Manaslu Circuit Trek is well Tea Houses / Lodge route start from Gorkha district to follows an ancient salt-trading route along Budi Gandaki River bank and trek continue to different villages’ crosses the adventure Larkye-la pass to go around the Manaslu massif over the pass down to Annapurna conservation area. We pass through several remote villages in our trek route which are mainly inhabited by Gurungs. The people around these villages have joined the British and an Indian army and generally known as Gurkha army. We also pass through several forests which contains wide varieties of vegetation, most of the forest during the lower part of the Trekking. Rhododendron and oak while the higher altitude consists of Himalayan blue pine, diverse variety of medicinal herbs and aromatic plants are also found in these forests.
The Manaslu Conversation area is a sanctuary for large variety of birds and animals. Various species of wildlife like grey musk deer, blue sheep, Himalayan Thar along with endangered animals like snow leopards and red pandas are conserving in the conversation area. We get incredible above eight Thousands meter landmarks, deep gorges of Budi Gandaki Khola (River) and several mountains range like Manaslu, Himchuli, Ganesh Himal
Manaslu Circuit Trek start from Gorkha district passing through a series of green foothills along the side of gorges of Budi Gandaki we steadily make our way to Arughat. Heading north from Aurghat our journey heads towards Dyang, following our path from Dyang to Lhogaon, the impressive view of Manaslu start to appear vivid and clearer. The route heading towards Syala village through the thick pine Forest we get view of many snow-capped peaks in Manaslu. Moving a little ahead we get to Samagaon situated at the foot of Manaslu. The village of Samagaon possesses many Buddhist shrines where many nuns and monks reside. Samdo is Wonderful village which is inhabited mainly by Tibetan Nepali. A commanding view of the whole Budi Gandaki valley and village Pang Phuchi with a backdrop of the border of Nepal- Tibet can be seen from the Samdo village. The route ahead takes us to a major valley of Lakya-la from where Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal and Kang guru is visible, we then head toward the meadowland of Bhumthang, from where the peak Manaslu is clearly visible. The Manaslu Circuit trek makes a route of Manaslu from where the trail heads to Dudh Khola (River) which later meets with Marsyangdi River making our way to Bulbule and drive back to Kathmandu

Manaslu Circuit Trek Highlight’s:

Trip Name: Manaslu Circuit Trek
Responsibilities: Responsible Guide of the Company
Grade: Classic
Best Season: Spring, autumn
Duration: 15 to 17 Days

Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of the most excellent trekking destinations in Gorkha district, which lap of is the eighth-highest mountain in the world at 8,163 meters (26,781 ft) above sea level. It is in the Mansiri Himal, part of the Nepalese Himalayas.

(THE TRIP PRICE Break Down AS BELOW Manaslu Trek Cost)

  • Arrival and Departure transportations 2 times with Car US$ 10 x 2 times = US$ 20
  • Hotel Holy Himalaya in Kathmandu per Night $50 Double room with Breakfast (In Kathmandu there will be different categories of Hotel so you can choose any option to meet your Budget then let us know, we will arrange as per your choice.)
  • In the Mountain Food and accommodation (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner + Tea, Coffee) Per Day USD 30 Per Person
  • Annapurna Conservation Fees USD 23 per person 
  • Annapurna Conservation Fees USD 23 per person  
  • Manaslu Special Permit USD 90 per person
  • Guide wages / salary US$ 30 per day including his food and accommodation  
  • A porter wages / salary US$ 20 per day including his food and accommodation  
  • Guide / Porter insurance, government Taxes per Person USD 100 
  • If you need a Duffle Bag for the porter Per Duffle Bag from HMT Logos USD 20 for the accommodation in Kathmandu, you can choose any categories of Hotel you like to stay (Choose standard Hotel to Luxury Hotel so it depends on your Budget) even in the mountains choose your own Food and accommodation without complaint.
  • Kathmandu to Sotikhola Private Jeep Cost 4x4WD USD 180
  • Direct from Dharapani to Kathmandu Private Jeep Cost 4x4WD USD 350
  • Sleeping Bag Renting Per Day 1 USD
  • Down Jacket Renting Per Day 1 USD

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Short Itinerary

Manaslu Circuit via Larke Pass Trek : 15 Days

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport 1,310 m welcome by Himalayan Magic Treks member and direct transfer by car to Hotel with Breakfast
Day 02: Permit preparation day in Kathmandu overnight at Hotel with Breakfast 
Day 03: Drive to Machha Khola 900 meters / 2952 ft, 7 hours overnight at Lodge
Day 04: Trek to Jagat 1410 meters / 4625 ft, 6 /7 hours overnight at Lodge (Special entry permit into Manaslu)
Day 05: Trek to Deng 1,804 meters /5917 ft, 6/7 hours overnight at Lodge 
Day 06: Trek to Namrung 2630 meters /8626ft, 6/7 hours overnight at Lodge
Day 07: Trek to Samagaon 3530 meters /11,578 ft, 6/7 hours overnight at Lodge
Day 08: Exploration Day at Samagaon - Pungyen gompa - Samagaon 6 / 7 hours exploration overnight at Lodge
Day 09: Trek to Samdo 3860 meters /12,660 ft, 4/5 hours overnight at Lodge
Day 10: Rest Day in Samdo overnight at Lodge
Day 11: Trek to Dharamsala / Larkya B. C. 4460 meters /14, 628 ft, 4/5 hours overnight at Lodge
Day 12: Trek from Dharamsala - Larkya la 5160 meters /16, 924 ft to - Bimthang 3720 meters /12, 201 ft, 8/ 9 hours overnight at Lodge
Day 13: Trek to Dharapani 2300 meters / 7544ft, 7 hours overnight at Lodge
Day 14: Drive from Dharapani to Kathmandu 8 hours overnight at Hotel with Breakfast
Day 15: Departure from Hotel to Kathmandu Airport for your onward destination

What are included in my Package?

The Trip cost will very depending on the group size, duration of days and services required please contact us via our with your details to obtain a quote

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  • Airport pick up & drops by private transport
  • Kathmandu to Soti Khola by Private Jeep 4WD Scorpio
  • Dharapani To Kathmandu by Private Jeep 4WD Scorpio
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (Breakfast Lunch & Dinner) including cup of Tea or coffee each meals times
  • Accommodation on Guest House (Lodge) during the trek
  • 3 Night's Hotel in Kathmandu on bed & Breakfast
  • An English Speaking Guide
  • One porter for two Guest's during the Lodges Trekking or extra porter as per your request of loads (Backpack) porter carry only 25 KG
  • All Government local Taxes
  • Manaslu Conservation fees
  • Manaslu Special permits
  • Annapurna conservation fees
  • First Aid kit Compulsory from Agency
  • General equipment for Porter
  • Guide and porter salary
  • Guide porter insurance during the trekking
  • Himalayan Magic Trek’s Appreciation Certificate after the successful trek
  • Duffel Bag to protect your stuff
  • Fare Well Dinner with Typical Nepali Restaurant with Culture show

What are Excluded from my Package?

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Trekking equipment any type of personal expenses such as Alcoholic Beverage drinks, phone and Laundry
  • Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance
  • Trip Cancellation cost accident or Health, Loss Theft or Damage and personal effects & Tips

Route Map

Embark on the Manaslu Circuit Trek, a thrilling adventure for those seeking a moderately challenging trek amidst the remote villages of the Himalayas. This trek, with its unique features, sets it apart as one of the off-beaten paths in Nepal, providing an opportunity to circumnavigate the world's eighth-highest mountain, Mt. Manaslu, standing tall at 8,163 meters (26,781 ft). The Manaslu Circuit Trek difficulty is influenced by various factors, including physical fitness, terrains, and weather conditions.

Terrain and Distance:

Spanning approximately 177 kilometers, the Manaslu Circuit Trek takes you through diverse landscapes, from the lowest point at 228 meters to the towering heights of Mt. Manaslu. The trail covers a mix of challenging terrains, including steep Budhi Gandaki Gorge, suspension bridges, and the demanding Larkya La Pass at 5,213 meters. The journey encompasses 10-12 days of trekking, with daily distances averaging 15-20 km.

Weather Conditions:

Manaslu Circuit Trek difficulty is significantly affected by weather variations. The trek passes through six climatic zones, from tropical to arctic. Trekkers encounter challenges like freezing nights, scorching sun, and chilling winds. Choosing the right season is crucial. Spring and autumn provide pleasant weather, while winter brings freezing temperatures, and monsoon leads to slippery trails.

Travel and Guide Permits:

Ensure a safe and regulated trek by obtaining necessary permits and hiring a registered tour guide. Trekking alone is prohibited for safety and environmental conservation. Permits cost varies based on the length of stay, ranging from US$50 to US$70.

Cost Considerations:

Guides and Porters: Hiring experienced guides and porters enhances the trekking experience. Tipping ranges from US$5 to US$10 per day for porters and a minimum of US$10 for licensed guides.

Special Trekking Permits: The cost starts at US$50-70, depending on the trekking season and additional days.

Equipment Rental: Consider renting trekking essentials in Nepal for cost-effectiveness.

Shared Accommodations: Sharing rooms in lodges and tea houses reduces costs.

Off-Season Trekking: Off-peak times offer reduced prices on permits, accommodations, and food.

Additional Tips:

Power Bank: Bring a portable power bank to save on electricity costs.

Supplementary Foods: Pack extra snacks for cost-effective sustenance.

Medicines and Toiletries: Bring personal toiletries and a first-aid kit to avoid additional costs.


ATMs and Banking: No ATMs are available on the trek, and the last ATM is in Arughat.

Charging and WIFI: Charging electronic devices and using WIFI may incur additional charges.

Renting Trekking Essentials: Renting trekking gear is cost-effective.

Carrying Extra Cash: Having extra cash ensures preparedness for unforeseen circumstances.

Experienced Guides and Responsible Company:

Choose a trekking guide with experience and a licensed company for a safe and successful trek. Experienced guides assess trekkers' well-being and adapt schedules accordingly. A responsible company prioritizes safety and client satisfaction.

Acclimatization and Quality Foods:

Proper acclimatization, including spare days in the itinerary, ensures trekkers adapt to high altitudes safely. Quality and healthy foods contribute to overall well-being during the trek.

Embark on the Manaslu Circuit Trek with confidence, armed with insights to navigate challenges and make the most of this extraordinary adventure.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Short Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport Welcome by Himalayan Magic Treks Member and transfer to hotel after refreshing complete the official formalities/ briefing about the preparation and rest of the day free for your own leisure/overnight at hotel in Bed & Breakfast plan.

Day 02: Full day sightseeing around Kathmandu city - Historical  Durbar Square area, Pasupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa & Swyambhunath Stupa which will take you to visit Nepal’s most popular attractions and lunch break will be during the tour at best restaurants available/overnight at hotel in Bed & Breakfast plan.

Day 03: Trek to Maccha Khola 900m 5/6 hours overnight at Lodge

Day 04: Trek to Jagat 1,410m 6/7 hours overnight at Lodge

Day 05: Trek Jagat to Philim 1,590m 6/7 hours overnight at Lodge

Day 06: Trek to Deng 1,920m 6 ½ hours overnight at Lodge

Day 07: Trek to Namrung 2,700m 6/7 hours overnight at Lodge

Day 08: Trek to Lho 3,180m 5/6 hours overnight at Lodge

Day 09: Trek to Sama Gaun 3,530m 6/7 hours overnight at Lodge

Day 10: Acclimatization day at Sama Gaun hike to Manasulu Base Camp back to Sama Gaun overnight at Lodge

Day 11: Trek to Samdo 3,780m 5 ½ hours overnight at Lodge

Day 12: Trek to Dharamsala 4,480m 4 hours overnight at Lodge

Day 13: Trek to cross Larkya - La Pass 5,100m then down to Bhimthang 3,700m 7/8 hours overnight at Lodge

Day 14: Trek to Tilje 2,300m 5/6 hours overnight at Lodge

Day 15: Drive Back to Kathmandu 7/8 hour overnight at Hotel with Bed & Breakfast plan.

Day 16: Departure from Kathmandu to your onward destination

Client Reviews



Hong Kong S.A.R., 13th December, 2021

Majestic Manaslu Circuit Trek

I recently got back from doing the Manaslu circuit trek with Himalaya Magic Treks and can't recommend them enough. It's a family run business and they really do all they can to make you feel as welcome as possible, looking after you every step of the way. Everything was taken care of from the second you landed until departure. For anyone looking into trekking in the Himalayas look no further than HMT. Special thanks to Sitaram, Nabin & Bom for making me so welcome.

Anita Sohie

Anita Sohie

Belgium, 7th February, 2023

Manaslu Circuit Trek with a very nice guide and a personal touch

We did Manaslu trek with a guide because you have to. We normally travel on our own. But with Himalayan Magic treks you can perfectly adapt your trip to what you want. Our guide, Shanker, knew the places very well and was always ready to listen and to adapt the trek to our whishes. A very good experiece!

Søren F

Søren F

Denmark, 29th November, 2023

An experience for life

Nabin did a great job helping us plan our Manaslu trek. Everything was tailored to our dreams and hopes.
It was our first trek with a guide but Dendi really did an amazing job. From helping us translate and with the food to feeling welcome in the towns along the path getting to know the people, Dendi really did everything perfect.Not a week goes by where we’re not remembering and talking about our trip. It’s an experience for life and we will definitely choose Himalayan Magic Trek, Nabin and Dendi again

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