Manaslu Circuit Trek - 16 Days



Manaslu Circuit Trek Details:

Max Elevation: 5,106m Best Time: Sep-Dec & Mar-June
Trekking Permits: MCAP & ACAP Permit,TIMS Card, Special Manaslu Trek Permit Transportation: Local Bus, Private Vehicle
Guide & Porter: Experienced Hidden Charges: No


Manasalu Circuit trek is one of the finest treks in Nepal. This 16days trek offers you a bouquet of a dazzling mountain view, lush forests, rivers, waterfalls, wildlife, majestic mountain views, local culture, traditions, and many more. The circuit revolves (anti-clock) around the eight highest mountain and Manasalu Conservation Area. The Manasalu circuit trek is also considered the best alternative trek to Anapurna Circuit Trek.

Manasalu is quite an underrated trekking destination, it is yet to be explored properly. Due to recent popularity of this trek, there are more trekkers to explore this magnificent trekking destination. But still looking at what Mansalu Trek has to offer the flow of visitors is minimum. During the trek you will find less mass of people and you will have more space to enjoy trek. It is far less crowded than other trekking destination. But the beauty of the trail is no less than any other popular trekking in Nepal.

Mountains like Manasalu (8163 m), Shringi himal (7165 m), Ganesh himal (7422 m) greets you with a big smile wearing white snow gown. You will pass through village like Sama gau and other many villages which is replicates typical Nepali culture, you will get a chance to get closer to Nepali tradition and culture. Which is a little bit influenced by Tibetan culture.

Considered as a moderate level trek and with the help of professional guides and the right information, anyone can do this trek without difficulty. The highest altitude you will gain is crossing Larke La Pass 5106m. If you are looking for an adventurous trek adding some Nepali culture to it then Manasalu circuit trek can be the best trekking destination.


Cost Inclusion

  • Private vehicle for airport arrival and departure
  • All ground transportation
  • Public bus ticket from Kathmandu to Sotikhola, a public jeep from Dharapani to Besisahar and bus ticket from Besisahar to Kathmandu
  • Trekking Permit-Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card,
  • Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP) permits
  • ACAP Permit (Annapurna conservation area project)
  • Special Permit for Manaslu region ((Manaslu region is a restricted zone, we need a special permit to visit this area)
  • Three-night hotel (deluxe) in Kathmandu on the basis of twin sharing with breakfast
  • Lodge accommodation (tea houses) during the trekking
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during trekking
  • Fresh fruits with dinner
  • Water purification
  • Experienced trekking guide (Their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and lodging)
  • One porter is provided for two people (Porter salary, insurance, food, accommodation)
  • Medical kit
  • Coordination services for emergency and rescue operations
  • Government and related local taxes
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner at reputable restaurants

Cost Exclusion

  • Nepalese visa fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, bar bills, battery charges, extra porters, boiled water, hot showers, heater, phone calls, etc
  • All soft and hard drinks
  • Tips to guide and porter
  • Any additional overnights in Kathmandu and hotels in early return from the trek




Today, Pristine Nepal Treks guide will be there to pick you up on arrival. With a short drive of about 15-20min, you will reach your hotel in the Thamel.

We will meet you at hotel and give all needed information about your trip. We need at least a day to issue special Manaslu trip which we will do in 2nd day. In your free time, you can explore the Thamel area too.

  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu – Pashupatinath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa, Monkey Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square.
  • Tasting some new Nepali foods & Preparing permits and checking important accessories for trekking.


After everything is ready, we will have a long drive from Kathmandu to Dhading. From Dhading, we will head to Arughat town by following the River Budi Gandaki. If you drive by local bus then you have to change the vehicle after reaching Arughat to reach Soti-Khola. The Lunch break will be according to the Local time of Nepal when traveling by bus.

Likewise, if you drive with a private vehicle like a jeep then it will be a direct from Kathmandu to Soti-Khola Arughat. As for the lunch, you can have any time you want if you go by jeep.

7 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today will be your first trek to Machha Khola from Soti-Khola village. After having breakfast, you will soon trek by following the Budi Gandaki/Buri Gandaki river. It will be a long trek today but you will follow through the lush vegetation and enjoying the natural scenery.

During the trek, you will cross many farms in your way as well as waterfalls when you cross Nuala Khola. You will have a lunch break in one of the villages in the way. Finally, you will come to cross the Maccha Khola where you will stay for the night in the village. Maccha Khola also means “Fish Stream”.

6 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After a wonderful stay in Maccha Khola, you will start your trek after breakfast. You will again follow the beautiful Budi Khola/Buri Khola to reach Khorla Besi which is a small farm village.

From Khorla Besi, it’s a short path to reach Tatopani village with “Hot Spring,”. It is a natural hot spring that recovers tiredness and recharges your spirit.

After a short rest in Tatopani, we will walk on passing Dovan and Yaruphant villages to reach Jagat for overnight stops. Jagat village is a moderate size farm village with shops and stores facility also.

6 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

From Jagat, morning walk leads to higher areas passing scattered farm villages. It’s a short climb and downhill including crossing a bridge to reach Nagjet and Philim. It is a large village with spread-out farmhouses.

After reaching the Philim we will walk through the farm terraces of golden fields of wheat and barley. The scenery of this place looks like paradise which can’t be resisted. Then from there, it’s a short climb on the rocky ridge into the bamboo forest area to our overnight stop at Deng village.

6 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today will be the short trek to Namrung. It will only take 4 hours at minimum whereas you can have plenty of time to rest.

Our morning walk will begin from Dyang with an elevation of 1,800m to 2,630m elevation. You will feel the place even cold as well as you will feel a slow rise in altitude. But after reaching the destination you will have plenty of time to acclimatize.

Similarly, on entering the Himalayan alpine region, you will walk downhill to a riverside to reach Bihi Bazaar. It is a small village near the riverside. From here onwards, you will encounter even more villages influenced by Tibetan cultures. At last, after a short steep up and descend, we will reach Ghap village. From here you will have another short uphill to Namrung where your trekking ends for today.

4 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After a wonderful day in Namrung with panorama views, we will have again a long day to trek. Our walk will continue passing a few villages of Banham, Lhi, and Sho. Today also, you will feel some low oxygen because you will gain high altitudes. It is recommended to walk slowly and drink lots of water.

Similarly, after an hour of trekking, it’s a short walk to Lo Gaun where you will stop at Syala for an overnight.

6 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today will be a short trek from Lho-Gaon to Sama-Gaon about 5 hours walk. You will be already in the lap of the Mountains so the trek will be amazing. There will be a panorama view of peaks including the 8th world’s highest mountain, Mt Manaslu.

It’s a short trek through the lush forests of pines, Rhododendron with a cool breeze. You will also come across some monastery after you entered the village. Sama-Gaun is facilitated with wifis, telephone as well as health posts.

5 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today will be the acclimatization day in Sama-Gaon. Acclimatization day is very important because pushing forward can be dangerous for health. This day is for adjusting your body with the altitude to overcome the altitude of the Larke-La pass in the near future.

On this day you can go hiking to Birendra Tal also if you want. It’s best to do some activities on acclimatization day.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today’s walk will lead to the last village of the Manaslu area at Samdo which lies close on the route of the Tibet border. The villagers of this area have a long history of trading with Tibet. So, you will feel like you are in Tibet. Still, the trade continues as you can find many Chinese goods around the village shops and stores. Similarly, it is recommended you walk slowly and drink lots of fluid.

5 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Again today, it’s a short day walk to Larke Phedi or Dharmasala after a nice overnight at Samdo village. Our morning walk will lead towards a more dry and barren area. We will head straight to Larke Phedi which will take up to 4 hours. Even though it’s a short time, it will be a little hard due to high altitudes.

If you got any signs of Altitude sickness then please tell the guide. And always walk slowly and drink lots of water.

4 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today is the moment of your life to successfully cross the highest pass of this trip. Similarly, today will be a great and tough day also. Larke-La pass is at 5,106m of altitude. That is why it will be a long climb with views of surrounding mountains i.e. Mt. Manaslu, Larke peak, Bouddha Himal, Himal-Chuli and Peak 29.We will start early in the morning today.

It will be an 8 hours trip today so it will be little hard today.
Slow and steady is the main tip for you to successfully reach the summit. Likewise, from the top of Larke-La, you can catch the astounding view of Himlung, Kang Guru, and Annapurna II.

On the same day, we will head down to Bhimthang which will take up to 3 hours.

8 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After a long journey, you will now walk to the end point. It will be last day trek to Dharapani about 5/6 hours of walk. You can say this destination is the ending destination you will have in the Manaslu Circuit trek.

5 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today will be the final day where you will head back to Kathmandu from Dharapani via Beshisahar. It will be a long day drive. You will have public jeep drive to Besisahar first and public bus from Besissahar. You will be transferred to your hotel after your arrival in Kathmandu. However, at night there will be a short dinner party from us to you.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

As per your flight time, the Pristine Nepal guide and staff transfer you to the airport after a memorable and enjoyable time in Nepal, a country of Himalaya.

How to Get a Visa in Nepal?

For most countries of the world a Visa On Arrival can be obtained at the airport.
All you have to bring is a credit card or some cash to pay the visa fee:

15 Days = 25 USD
30 Days = 40 USD
90 Days = 100 USD
There is no longer a picture required as there are now computer kiosks which will take a picture of you digitally.
It will ask for your home address and some additional data, especially a first address in Nepal.
So the only thing you really have to prepare is having an address you intend to stay, a valid passport and enough money to pay the fee and you are ready to get your visa!

As regulation can change or be different regarding the nationality, please always double-check1 with the Nepal Immigration.

If there is any question left or you want to have more details or you need support with your Visa for Nepal – contact us!

Stay safe and enjoy discovering Pristine Nepal!

Where will I live when coming Nepal?

First, you will be landing in Nepal International airport which is near Kathmandu. Being the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu is full of highly facilitated places like Thamel, Lazimpat, New Road, Basbari, Naxal & many more. These places are packed with 5-star hotels, restaurants, lodges, cafes & bars & many more.

Among all these beautiful places in Kathmandu alone, Thamel is the most buzzing, hottest-spot for tourism. It contains numerous hotels, restaurants, and shops that cater specifically to western tourists. It is the city’s main nightlife zone. Besides this, there are lots of things this place has to offer you. Many roads in Thamel have been declared vehicle-free zones to avoid crowd and traffic havoc. So this is the best place for you to live in.

Will I get Altitude sickness?

Well, most of the people living in the sea level area have a fear that; will they get altitude sickness? So, if you are physically fine then there’s a low chance and people age 70 also have trekked in this area safely. Therefore, it’s a rare chance to get altitude sickness here if you are physically fine.

What if I get sick or any other physical damage?

First of all, we will have a medical kit with us every time for minor causes. All the medicine will be based to cure for trekkers mostly. But if you get serious health problems or any major physical damage then you will be rushed to the Hospital through Helicopter. Similarly, you have to buy travel insurance before coming to Nepal.

Is there any hidden charges?

Absolutely not. There are no hidden charges included in this trip as well as you can check the cost section for inclusion and exclusion. Similarly, please read the tables because there is also the price included for groups and single. For a single person, supplement charge will be added and for groups, the price will be discount. The more you come to trek the more discount you will get.


This trek is very long but worth it; without any guides and porter’s it will be very hard for you because even if you know the route you will not know the rules and regulations. You will be provided all the right equipment from us as well as the best guide. The best season is also listed in the table. Good luck.

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Manaslu Circuit Trek