Manaslu Circuit Trek

15 Days

Discover the breathtaking wonders of the Manaslu Circuit Trek, one of Nepal’s most remarkable treks. Immerse yourself in a world of captivating mountain vistas, verdant forests, meandering rivers, cascading waterfalls, and awe-inspiring wildlife. Experience the rich local culture and traditions, and indulge in a trek that surpasses your wildest expectations.

  • Private vehicle/ Public vehicle
  • Full Board Meal (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • 5,106 m (Larkela Pass)
  • 2+
  • Standard room
  • Moderate
  • Spring (March-April) and the Autumn (Sep-Nov)
  • 15 days
  • 177km

Embark on this unforgettable journey as you set foot on the mesmerizing Manaslu Circuit, encircling the eighth-highest mountain and the magnificent Manaslu Conservation Area. Offering an exceptional alternative to the Annapurna Circuit Trek, this adventure promises unparalleled beauty and serenity.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Highlights

  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu including World UNESCO heritage sites
  • Chance to Hike through the lush forests, rivers, and scenic landscapes day-to-day
  • Viewing the world’s eighth-highest mountain – Mt. Manalsu (8,163m)
  • Experience the local lifestyle of Nepalese and Tibetan Ethnic groups
  • Available Local Accommodations like tea houses including local cuisine
  • Crossing the Larke La Pass (5,106m)

Why Manaslu Circuit Trek?

Manaslu region is getting slightly popular among avid trekkers. Compared to popular routes like Everest Base Camp or Annapurna Base Camp, Manaslu Circuit Trek offers tranquility and solitude. Also, with Pristine Nepal Treks, you will have all the required services to make your trek memorable and enjoyable.

Permits For Manaslu Circuit Trek

To embark on this extraordinary journey, you will require the necessary permits for the Manaslu Circuit Trek which will be covered by us.

The required permits for the Manaslu Circuit Trek are:

  1. Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS)
  2. Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP)
  3. Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP)

Where can you obtain permits for the Manaslu Circuit trek independently?

You can collect the TIMS, ACAP, and MCAP from the office in Kathmandu, Pokhara, or Besisahar. But for the special permit, RAP-only licensed trekking agencies can issue it. Our company will arrange and take care of all the trekking permits needed for you which are included in the package which is why you won’t need to take the hassle of getting a permit.

What is the best time for the Manaslu Circuit trek?

The best time for the Manaslu Circuit Trek is  Spring (March-April) and Autumn (Sep-Nov). Similarly, during the shoulder time also, you can enjoy the Manaslu Circuit Trek which is pre & post-monsoon or winter. You should know the best time for Manaslu Circuit Trek to plan a successful trek.

Act now and embark on an adventure of a lifetime! Book your Manaslu Circuit Trek and discover the wonders that await you in the heart of Nepal.

What is included in the Manaslu Circuit trek package?

  • Two nights hotel in Kathmandu on basis of twin sharing with breakfast
  • Airport Pick-Ups & Drops
  • 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 guide (Including salary, food, equipment & insurance)
  • Porter (Including salary, food, insurance & weight restriction up to 20 kg only)
  • One porter for two trekkers
  • Lodge accommodation during the trekking
  • Meals on Full Board during trekking (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
  • Seasonal fruits with dinner
  • Water purification
  • MCAP (Manaslu Conservation Area Project)
  • ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project)
  • TIMS Card (Trekkers Information Management System)
  • Special Permit for Manaslu region
  • Medical Kit
  • Trekking Map
  • Pristine Nepal Trek Duffle-Bag for Trekking
  • Pristine Nepal Trek T-Shirt as a souvenir
  • All paper works
  • Free coordination in emergency cases
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu

What is not included in the EBC trek package?

  • Nepal visa fee (USD $ 30 for 15 Days, USD $ 50 for 30 Days)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips to guide and porter
  • Personal expenses: such as laundry, hot shower,
  • All drinks, desserts & snacks
  • Extra night stays in case of early return from trekking

Manaslu Circuit Trek Detailed Itinerary

Today, the 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 the hotel and give you all needed information about your trip. We need at least a day to issue a 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.


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”.

8 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 Syala to Sama-Gaon about 2 hours walk. It is a short trek through the lush forests of pines, Rhododendrons with a cool breeze. You will also come across some monasteries after you entered the village. Sama-Gaun is facilitated with wifis, telephone as well as health posts.

Upon reaching you will go to the Pungyen Gumba for a short excursion. Return back to the hotel for overnight stay.

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 or Manaslu Base Camp 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.

Packing List for Manaslu Circuit Trek

Essential clothing items for Manaslu Circuit Trek.

  • Down jackets
  • Trekking boots
  • Long sleeve t-shirts
  • Gortex-waterproof, windproof jackets
  • Hiking socks
  • Beanie
  • UV rays protected sunglasses
  • Nylon windproof pants
  • Water bottles
  • Gloves
  • Hand warmer
  • Hat
  • Neck gaiter

Essential trekking gears for Manaslu Circuit Trek

  • Duffle bag (It is provided by us without extra charges if you trek with us)
  • Minimum 40L daypack for carrying essential items during the trek
  • Water bottles or Camelback Hydration bladder)
  • Sleeping bags
  • Trekking poles
  • Quick dry trekking towels
  • Headlights

Essential toiletries for Manaslu Circuit Trek

  • Toilet paper
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Diaper rash cream
  • Toothbrush & Toothpaste
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm
  • Wet wipes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hairbrush

Foods and Snacks for Manaslu Circuit Trek

  • Snacks (which include chocolate bars and Protein & carb-containing foods)
  • Thermos (For storing hot water for a longer time)
  • Re-hydration powder (To stay hydrated)

Important documents

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Travel Insurance

Additional Supplies

  • Portable solar charger/power bank
  • Playing cards or any other games
  • DSLR cameras with extra batteries
  • Book
  • Please avoid unnecessary items during the trek.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Difficulty

The Manaslu circuit trek is considered a moderately challenging trek. As Manaslu Circuit is an off-the-beaten trek and on top of that the rugged trails and diverse geography add more difficulties and pressures to the trekkers. Also, walking the Manaslu route for more than 5-6 hours a day requires a good enough amount of stamina.

The highest altitude you will gain during the Manaslu trek is at Larke La Pass 5,106m and crossing this pass will be the major challenge and of course, the biggest feat to be celebrated. But with the help of professional guides, good physical fitness, and the right information, anyone can do this circuit trek. We suggest you involved in cardio activities like running, cycling, swimming, etc. before hitting around Manaslu trek.

Accommodation and Food For Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu Circuit Trail used to be a camping trek but now is a teahouse trek. During the whole trek, you will be staying at teahouses operated by local communities. This is also the most convenient way to end the day with a good night’s sleep.

Likewise, talking about the food in this Manaslu region has improved a lot. You can find a lot of delicious dishes like pizza, burgers, pasta, etc. commonly in every teahouse alongside the Nepali popular dish Dal Bhaat. Our Manaslu circuit trekking package includes full board meals and accommodations during the trek. We provide you with three times meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) with tea or coffee. Your health is important to us, and all the food we supply is hygienically prepared. As for accommodation our Manaslu Circuit Itinerary includes a three-night stay in a deluxe hotel with breakfast based on a twin-share in Kathmandu. During the trek, we provide you with standard rooms available in the teahouse.

Transportation For Manaslu Circuit Trek

Our Manaslu Circuit trek starts from Machha Khola. Kathmandu to Machha Khola is 160km in distance and it is a scenic 7-8 hours drive by public bus to reach there via Soti Khola. The cost of bus fare is around NRS 1000 to NRS 1500.

You can also opt for the private jeep from Kathmandu to Soti Khola or to Machha Khola which costs USD $240 per jeep. Returning back from Dharapani to Kathmandu costs USD $340 per jeep. Note: Pristine Nepal Treks (PNT) arranges all the public and private transportation for the Manaslu trek.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Route Map

Useful FAQ

Who will come to pick us up at the airport after arrival?

The company’s owner, Mr. Chin, would usually attend to you at the airport to welcome you. If Mr. Chin isn’t available, a Pristine Nepal representative will be standing at the airport to welcome you at the airport instead with garland. We’ll arrange a private vehicle for you, to the hotel.

Where can I store my luggage in Kathmandu?

The hotel where you are staying will safely keep any items you might need to leave behind before beginning your Manaslu Circuit trek. After finishing the trek, you can get your items back from the hotel. We cannot take everything to the trek because the weight carrying limit of a mountain porter is 15kg to 2o kg.

During Departure who will assist me to the airport?

During departure, a private vehicle will be arranged for you in time. You can have your own choice if you want assistance or not. Usually, Mr. Chin will go himself or he will send your guide with you.

How do I get On-Arrival Visa for Nepal upon arriving at Tribhuvan Internation Airport?

You can obtain a tourist visa on arrival at the Tribhuvan international airport under the Department of Immigration.
However, Indian nationals don’t require a visa and some countries – Nigeria, Ghana, Syria, Iraq, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Somalia, Cameroon, and Afghanistan cannot get an On-Arrival visa. They have to acquire a visa prior to their arrival from their nearby embassy. For SAARC and Chinese nationals, the visa is issued free of cost.
On-Arrival Visa Fee:
15 Days – 30 USD
30 Days – 50 USD

Can beginners do the Manaslu Circuit Trek?

Generally, the Manaslu circuit trek is considered a moderate-level trek. With appropriate training, a proper itinerary and support nearly anyone can do the Manaslu Circuit trek.

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 that 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.

How to prevent altitude sickness during the Manaslu Circuit trek?

During the trek, you will be achieving an altitude of 5106m at maximum. Which is a remarkable altitude. If you commit to this high altitude without proper preparation then, the mountains will not be very friendly. It can be more challenging than you imagine.
There is a difference between dehydration headache and altitude sickness. Both will cause you headaches but there is a big difference between the two of them. You can continue after a dehydration headache and also after some care and medicine but if you catch altitude sickness then we suggest you descend as soon as possible and concern to the hospital. Consumption of 3 to 4 liters of water per day is highly recommended.
Here are some useful tips to prevent altitude sickness during the Manaslu circuit trek in Nepal:
1. Avoid ascending more than 500m a day
2. Slow and steady wins the race
3. Have a rest day after gaining an altitude of 600 to 900m
4. Drink plenty of water and don’t let yourself feel thirsty. If you feel thirsty then understand that you are slowly getting dehydrated.
5. Strictly avoid alcoholic products and smoking
6. Consume a high-calorie diet
7. Avoid exposure to extreme sunlight

How long do we need to walk per day during the Manaslu Circuit Trek ?

On thing 15 days long journey to the Himalayas, you will be walking around 5 to 7 hours a day. It depends on your physical condition as well. If you are a slow walker then it might take some time. The rush walk is not recommended because it can provoke altitude sickness.

Do we get hot shower during the Manaslu Circuit Trek?

The hot shower service is quite relevant in the Manaslu region. On request, you can get hot shower services on every accommodation. The hot shower service is not very much expensive. It is not included in the package, so you might need to pay personally.

Do we get Wi Fi during the Manaslu Circuit trek?

Yes, we can get wi-fi in hotels during our stay in the Manaslu circuit trek. But the wi-fi is not very efficient.

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, a supplement charge will be added and for groups, the price will be discounted. The more you come to trek the more discount you will get.

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