Manaslu Circuit Trek

14 Days

Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of the restricted trekking routes in Nepal. We need a special permission to do this trekking. Only a few people have done trekking in that region. This trek is geographically spectacular and culturally fascinating. It is one of the pristine trekking routes: most of the cultural and religious values are still intact. It follows an ancient salt trading route along the steep-sided Budhi Gandaki river with pine-forests, Buddhist monasteries, different flora and fauna, and endangered animals such as snow leopards and pandas. You can also get a clear view of Manaslu along the way.

The inhabitants of this region are called Nupri, direct descendants of Tibetan immigrants. Their speech, dress, customs and way of life are almost exclusively Tibetan. There is still continuous trade between Nupri and Tibet. Here you can find more products from Tibet than from Nepal; for example, Chinese cigarettes are found more frequently than Nepali cigarettes. The views of the mountains in Nupri are marvelous and the crossing of the Larkya La is one of the most remarkable in the Himalaya.

Best time to do Manaslu Circuit Trek

This is arguably the best time to trek in Manaslu Circuit Trek during Spring in March, April, and May, and autumn in September, October, and November. It is neither too hot nor too cold, the sky is blue and the views of the snow mountains are clear. It is also the ideal time to climb Larke Peak.


Trekkers planning to travel to controlled areas in Nepal opened for group trekking need to get trekking permit issued by the Department of Immigration under the Home Ministry. The govern-ment has opened following previously restricted trekking areas for the group trekkers. Trekking permits will not be issued to individual trekkers in those trekking areas. Require minimum 2 Pax to do this trekking because it is a restricted area.



Drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola (700m).

10 hours

Trek from Soti Khola (700m) to Mancha Khola (870m).

5 hours

Trek from Mancha khola to Jhagat (1340m).

6 hours

Trek from Jhagat to Deng (1860m).

6 hours

Trek from Deng (1860m) to Namrung (2630m).

5.5 hours

Trek from Namrung (2630m) to Lho Gaun (3180m).

4 hours

Trek from Lho Gaun (3180m) to Sama Gaun (3520m).

4 hours

Rest Day at Sama Gaun for acclimatization.

24 hours

Trek from Sama Gaun (3520m) to Samdo (3875m).

4 hours

Trek from Samdo (3875m) to Dharamsala (Larke Phedi 4460m).

4 hours

Trek from Dharamsala (Larkya La Phedi 4460m) to Larkya La Pass (5106m) and then trek down to Bimthang (3590m).

9 hours

Trek from Bimthang (3590m) to Dharapani (1963m).

7 hours

Group Jeep drive from Dharapani (1963m) to Beshisahar (760m).

6 hours

Bus drive from Beshisahar (760m) to Kathmandu.

6 hours

Price Includes

  • A guide
  • Special trekking permit for Manaslu
  • Entry permits for Manaslu Conservation Area
  • Entry permits for Annapurna Conservation Area
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card
  • Necessary transportation by bus
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) for our staff during the trek
  • Accommodation in teahouses (lodges) for our staff during the trek
  • Insurance and equipment for the Nepali staff

Price Excludes

  • Emergency Mountain Medical Rescue Insurance (Provided by your insurance company. Please buy it in your country. You cannot buy it in Nepal.)
  • Expenses of personal nature, such as drinks and beverages, etc.
  • Tips
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) for you during the trek
  • Accommodation in teahouses (lodges) for you during the trek

Personal Trekking Equipment List

  • Lightweight walking boots, spare laces
  • Sleeping bag (You can rent from here)
  • Down Jacket (You can rent from here)
  • A rainproof jacket with hood or a Punchoo
  • 2 pairs of loose-fitting long shorts/skirts
  • 2 cotton T-shirts
  • Sun hat
  • One pair of sandals
  • 2 pairs of thin and 2 pairs of thick woollen socks
  • Personal medical supplies (first aid kits)
  • Flashlight
  • Toiletries with towels
  • Sunglasses
  • Suntan cream
  • Water bottle
  • Iodine for the purification of drinking water
  • Daypack
  • Rucksack
  • Things of personal interest
  • Lip guard

Note: You can either bring your own sleeping bag and down jacket or rent them here. The temperate drops to around – 10-degree Celsius.

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Manaslu Circuit Trek
From $675
/ Adult

Trip Facts

  • Soti Khola
  • Beshisahar
  • Trekking
  • Moderate
  • Tea House
  • Manaslu
  • Sep - Nov and Mar - Jun
  • 5106m Larkya La (Pass)

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