Manaslu Circuit Trek
- Trip Price: $1400 pp
- Total Duration:14 Days
- Trip Grade: Hard
- Max Elevation:5106 M
- Max Group Size:Min 2 Person
- Best Time:March - May & Sep- Dec
- Trip Mode:Tea House/ Lodge
- A lively journey to some remote and untouched sections of Nepalese Himalayas
- Explore the Himalayas and interact with Himalayan people to get some insights on Himalayan culture and lifestyle.
- Picturesque landscapes, waterfalls, rivers, forests, alpine pastures end ethnic settlements.
- See the glory of Mt. Manaslu, the eight highest mountains in the world.
- Cross Laykya La pass
- The vibrant ecosystem of Manaslu Conservation Area
- Airport transfers – pick up and drop
- All ground transportation
- Your accommodation in a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast plan
- Your accommodation in best guesthouses available (on twin sharing basis) during the trek with breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout the trekking journey
- All paper works
- National park and heritage sites entry tickets
- Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) and trekking permits
- A licensed, English speaking, experienced and professional guide along with a porter (1 for two clients)
- All the costs of guide and porter including accidental insurance
- Duffel bag, sleeping bags (to be returned to us after the trek)
- T-shirts, route map and a travel completion certificate
- All applicable government taxes and service charges.
- First aid kit
- Meals (lunch and dinner) in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- International airfare
- Visa costs
- Travel insurance
- Personal refreshment items like cold drinks, snacks, etc.
- Personal utility items such as laundry, telephone expenses, electricity charges.
- Personal trekking gears.
- Tips for guides and porters
Manaslu Circuit Trek is pretty unique–compared to other popular trekking destinations in Nepal, such as the Everest region and the Annapurna region. This route is full of the beaten tracks.
Manaslu region is one of the isolated trekking regions that offer several thrilling trekking routes and mountain adventures in the entire world. If you are seeking the best experience of venturing into the wild and remote areas coupled with episodes of romanticism and genuine knowledge, a completely different world beyond the existing one, then this Manaslu trek is just for you.
The Manaslu trekking route takes you to some of the remotest villages, several beautiful waterfalls, crossing amazing rivers and enchanting landscapes of lush green land and the magical mountain ranges.
Manaslu circuit trekking path lies in the preservation area of the Manaslu region, which has so far kept safe the wildlife and vegetation in their natural state. You will observe the natural beauty unaltered or very less influenced by modern touch. The local tribes have learned to co-exist with high respect and regards to nature and its components.
This beautiful Manaslu Circuit trek starts from Soti Khola at Budi Gandaki river valley. As you pass Aarughat following the trails alongside the spectacular river of Budhi Gandaki, you reach the highest point in Larke pass at the elevation of 5125m, which takes you to tougher descent towards the trail of famous Annapurna Circuit Trekking and finally to the endpoint of Besisahar.
If you’ve just been to the Annapurna circuit, this Manaslu trek can be an incredible other option. It is a 14-day trek that begins at Soti Khola and finishes at Beshi Sahar. We can also stretch Manaslu Trek out to 22 days with an extra side trek to the Tsum valley.
Why Manaslu Circuit Trek
Manaslu Circuit Trek is a classic trek in Nepal that takes you remote sections of Nepal with stunning landscapes. The trek is wild and isolated, and the scenery provides everything that Nepal offers. Here are a few reasons to trek to Manaslu Circuit:
- Manaslu Region, between Jagat and Dharapani, is a restricted area for tourism control. So, trekking to the restricted area will be full of adventures and thrills with a classic touch of nature.
- Crossing the high mountain pass, Larkya La Pass at 5106 m is itself an adventurous journey.
- You will walk through the forest trails with fantastic mountain views that showcases the wilderness of the region. Trekking through these trails will add a natural scent to your Manaslu trek.
- Many monasteries, gompas, and Mani walls on how to reflect Buddhism and their culture.
- You will explore the Birendra Tal, a freshwater Lake in the Manaslu Glacier with our trekking experts.
- You will trek through the remote villages, rocky landscapes, and beautiful streams that provide a great sense of a village lifestyle in the hilly region. These regions are less touched by modernization and are in their natural form.
- During your rest day at Samagaon, we will trek to Birendra Tal, or Manaslu Base Camp, the base camp of the world’s 8th highest mountain, Manaslu.
- Manaslu Trek is a restricted and new trekking route, so there will be a few travelers in the region. It can be a benefit for you, as the routes will be calm. You will hear the sounds of rivers and streams, the chirping of birds, and the cool breeze that blows from the great Manaslu instead of human voices. You will forget each agony and start enjoying yourself in the Manaslu Region.
Heaven Himalaya for Manaslu Trek
Heaven Himalaya is a professional trekking agency in Nepal. With a bunch of professionals in the field, we operate different treks and activities smoothly. Our guides and porters are from the area where you will be trekking. They are well trained and have complete information about trek routes and itineraries. We take great pride in showing off the region to the best of our abilities. Further, we operate both group and private tours to the Manaslu Region. You are always welcome to discuss your plan with us. We are here to celebrate your success in trekking to the Manaslu Region. Book your Manaslu trek now.
Itinerary Expand all
Check out our 14 days Itinerary for your Manaslu Trek.
A representative from our team will be waiting for you at the arrival terminal of Kathmandu airport. Make sure that you look after a person with your nameplate! The representative will welcome and transfer you to your hotel in Kathmandu. As you check into the hotel, the representative will give you a short synopsis on our plans ahead. Tonight, spend your time at a hotel in Kathmandu
Get set for a long drive today. After breakfast at the hotel, we will transfer you to a vehicle that will drive you to Macchakhola. The first half of the trip is smooth along a blacktopped concrete road till Dhading Besi, and from Dhading Besi, the trail full of with ups and downs. So, get ready to shake your body with some moves as you drive along the bumpy road to Macchakhola. However, the street, the route will offer some classic pictures of the countryside landscape of Nepal. Tonight, spend your time at a guesthouse in Maccha Khola.
After breakfast, we start our trekking journey in the Manaslu region of Nepal. Initially, we cross Maccha Khola and climb up gradually towards the small village of Khorla Besi and then to the natural hot spring at Tatopani. As we move ahead from Tatopani, we come across a forested area. We walk through the wilderness of the forests to Doban and continue up along the stone-paved staircases to Thado Bharyang. Next, we cross west bank of Budhi Gandaki and climb up over a ridge. Finally, we follow a beautiful trail along the river to the village of Jagat. Tonight, spend your time at a guesthouse in Jagat.
Today, we leave Jagat and follow a trail that climbs uphill along a lush and pristine path. Then we walk through a flat and well-levelled way until we come across a long suspension bridge over the Budhi Gandaki River. We cross the bridge and move ahead to enter into Philim. Philim is a large Gurung village in the region where one can notice the dominance of the Buddhist religion. The colourful prayer flags, stupas, and monasteries in the town give a positive vibe of Buddhism religion prevalent there. From Philim, we traverse through the dense forests of pine and rhododendron to Deng. We can see the beautiful waterfall cascading in such a beautiful environment. Tonight, spend your time at a guesthouse in Deng.
We walk through the farmlands and village of Deng and cross a suspension bridge over the Budhi Gandaki River. We follow the trail that continues along an enchanting route to climb up to Rana. From here, the trail further climbs up and continues west towards the Budhi Gandaki valley. We pass various forests and mani stones on the way to Ghap. We then head towards Prok village, enjoying some fantastic views of Singri Himal on sight. Now, we follow a trail beside the river and cross the river many times along the forests and gompas. Finally, we do a steep climb along the way to reach Namrung. Tonight, spend your time at a guesthouse in Namrung.
Namrung is a beautiful viewpoint from where one can enjoy some breathtaking views of mountains like Singri Himal, Ganesh Himal and Mt. Hiunchuli, etc. We enjoy our breakfast with amazing views of these mountains in the backdrop. Beholding the beauty of these mountains, we make our way towards Lho. Then, we climb up steep along a forested area to Lihi. As you move ahead of Namrung, you can notice the change in vegetation that turns more alpine. Even the dominance of Buddhism religion gets more intense. People of Tibetan origin mostly inhabit the region ahead of Namrung. At Lihi, you can see beautiful chortens and fields full of the barley crop. Here, you will be able to get a glimpse of Manaslu Himal and the view of Mt. Manaslu will follow you along with the Lho village. Tonight, spend your time at a guesthouse in Lho village.
Today, we leave Samagaon and proceed with our trek. We cross Shyla village on the way to reach Sama Gaon. The trail today passes through some fantastic landscapes. During the walking journey, one can get some uninterrupted close-up views of Mt. Manaslu from Sama Gaon. At Samagon, we can explore the famous Ribung gompa. Tonight, spend your time at a guesthouse in Sama Gaon.
It’s a beautiful day in Samagon. Today, we don’t move forward with our trek. We stay in Samagaon and explore the surrounding areas. As we are already at heights and are moving forward to a higher elevation region, we remain in Samagaon today to acclimatize ourselves with the rising elevation. We have two options for the day – Manaslu base camp, Pungyen gompa and Birendra Tal. We can hike to any one of these attractions today. In the evening, we return to Samagaon for an overnight stay. Tonight, spend your time at a guesthouse in Sama Gaon.
In the morning, after breakfast, we climb uphill along a deserted path and windy valley to Samdo. We follow Budhi Gandaki River and cross a bridge to take a trail that leads us to Larkya La. The trail passes through a charming forest full of rhododendron, juniper and birch trees. The mani walls on the way add to the charm of the path. Moving ahead, we climb up to Samdo, a place that is just 4 km away from the Tibetan border. We can see a Tibetan refugee village in here with some adorable views of Mt. Manaslu, Simnang Himal, Ngadi Chuli, Manaslu glacier, Manaslu icefall, etc. Tonight, spend your time at a guesthouse in Samdo.
Today, we start our day with a delicious breakfast. Then we start walking along the trail to cross a wooden bridge over Budhi Gandaki River. After crossing the bridge, we hike up towards Dharamshala. On the way, we get some impressive glimpse of Larkya glacier. Upon reaching Dharamshala, we have our lunch and walk to Larkya Phedi just to acclimatize ourselves for the journey ahead. Tonight, spend your time at a guesthouse in Dharamshala.
Today is one of the most awaited days of our Manaslu Circuit Trek because we are going to cross Larkya La, which is the highest point of our trek. So, we start our day early. It’s a challenging way up to Larkya La, but a sincere effort up the steady path can help us successfully reach the pass. From the pass, we can enjoy some enchanting views of mountains like Mt. Himlung, Mt. Kang Guru, Annapurna II, etc. After a successful ascent up to the pass, we descend for around three hours to Bhimphedi. On the way down, the Manaslu Trek offers some magnificent views of icefalls and mountains. Tonight, spend your time at a guesthouse in Bhimphedi.
From Bhimphedi, the trail descends through to the pastures and continues towards a bridge over the Dudh Khola River. We cross the bridge and walk through rhododendron forests, river valley and farmlands. Then we do a short climb up to the village of Gho. Further, we continue through the trail until we reach Tilije. Tonight, spend your time at a guesthouse in Tilije.
Early in the morning, after breakfast, we descend through a stone-paved path along with a village to Thonje village. We cross a police checkpoint on the way to Dharapani, the point that joins the route with the route of Annapurna Circuit. From Dharapani, we take a jeep that will drop us at Besisahar. From Besisahar, we take another vehicle that will drive us back to Kathmandu. Tonight, spend your time at a hotel in Kathmandu.
Today, fly home from Kathmandu or continue your travel to some other destinations around the globe. We will drop you at the airport, three hours before your scheduled flight. We hope you had a great time with us. Thank you, have a safe journey home.
Note: Above Manaslu Trek Itinerary is a guideline. If it doesn't meet your timeframe of travel and have alternate plans for the trek, please feel free to talk about it with us.
Cost and Dates
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|18th September, 2021||1st October, 2021||US$ 1400||Guaranteed||Book Now|
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|20th November, 2021||3rd December, 2021||US$ 1400||Guaranteed||Book Now|
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|20th December, 2021||2nd January, 2022||US$ 1400||Guaranteed||Book Now|
|23rd December, 2021||5th January, 2022||US$ 1400||Guaranteed||Book Now|
|26th December, 2021||8th January, 2022||US$ 1400||Guaranteed||Book Now|
|29th December, 2021||11th January, 2022||US$ 1400||Guaranteed||Book Now|
|1st January, 2022||14th January, 2022||US$ 1400||Guaranteed||Book Now|
|4th January, 2022||17th January, 2022||US$ 1400||Guaranteed||Book Now|
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|19th January, 2022||1st February, 2022||US$ 1400||Guaranteed||Book Now|
|22nd January, 2022||4th February, 2022||US$ 1400||Guaranteed||Book Now|
|25th January, 2022||7th February, 2022||US$ 1400||Guaranteed||Book Now|
|28th January, 2022||10th February, 2022||US$ 1400||Guaranteed||Book Now|
|31st January, 2022||13th February, 2022||US$ 1400||Guaranteed||Book Now|
|3rd February, 2022||16th February, 2022||US$ 1400||Guaranteed||Book Now|
|6th February, 2022||19th February, 2022||US$ 1400||Guaranteed||Book Now|
|9th February, 2022||22nd February, 2022||US$ 1400||Guaranteed||Book Now|
|12th February, 2022||25th February, 2022||US$ 1400||Guaranteed||Book Now|
|15th February, 2022||28th February, 2022||US$ 1400||Guaranteed||Book Now|
|18th February, 2022||3rd March, 2022||US$ 1400||Guaranteed||Book Now|
|21st February, 2022||6th March, 2022||US$ 1400||Guaranteed||Book Now|
|24th February, 2022||9th March, 2022||US$ 1400||Guaranteed||Book Now|
|27th February, 2022||12th March, 2022||US$ 1400||Guaranteed||Book Now|
|2nd March, 2022||15th March, 2022||US$ 1400||Guaranteed||Book Now|
|5th March, 2022||18th March, 2022||US$ 1400||Guaranteed||Book Now|
|8th March, 2022||21st March, 2022||US$ 1400||Guaranteed||Book Now|
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It’s essential to check that you carry enough items in your bag before the commencement of your journey. As the trek takes you to the mountainous area, so carry warm clothes with you. Likewise, you will walk for 5-6 hours a day, so bring you comfortable boots and clothing for trekking.
Further, pack your bags with the things that protect you from rain, cold, sun and things that make you able to move efficiently in the mountains.
Heaven Himalaya provides porters to carry your bags. But understand that they will be there to help you succeed for the trek, so do not exceed more than 20 Kg.
Besides, here’s recommended packing list and Equipment that is needed for trekking in Nepal. We hope this helps you in packing your bag more efficiently.
There are a series of hotels, and lodges in Kathmandu based on your interest and budget. As you hike up the mountains, we will use the best amiable teahouses and lodges operated by local communities.
The teahouses are comfortable with two single beds in a room. There is a typical territory for dinners and unwinding, which is an incredible spot to remain warm around the fire around evening time.
The best time to go on a Manaslu Circuit Trek is during autumn (September- November) and spring (March-May) Seasons in Nepal. The days are bright and cool, which provides unobstructed views of the things around in the mountains.
During Monsoon, the trails become slippery and full of leeches. The continuous rainfall might affect the journey. So, we don't recommend trekking to Manaslu during the summer in Nepal. Likewise, trekking in winter can also be a good option, but the fog might cover all the beautiful scenes of the mountains. Also, the extreme cold in the mountains might become problematic for you.
Trekking in the Manaslu region was only opened for a maximum of 400 trekkers in the year 1992. Still, we need a Restricted Area Permit for Manaslu (Manaslu RAP) to enter the region. Likewise, you will need the Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP Permit) to enter the Conservation Area. Further, we will trek through the Annapurna Conservation Area for two days, so we also need the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP Permit).
Manaslu circuit trek is open for all, and yet foreign travelers may not wander or trek alone. You must hire a guide or at least a porter allowed by the Nepal Trekking association. Trekking with an agency has two benefits. First is that you get to see the best of the region, always getting adequate and real information about most of everything, which also helps in the preservation of the natural and environmental aspects. Second, you will contribute to the economic uplift of local guides and entrepreneurs.
There's nothing to worry about because Heaven Himalaya will fulfill the requirements and arrange all the permits in your name.
The Manaslu trekking routes are rough and require much effort both physically and mentally to overcome the stress and tiredness. As you progress, you will cross the highest pass of Larke pass, which is 5125m above sea level. Thus, compared to Annapurna and Everest, the Manaslu Circuit trek is strenuous in difficulty level because of lack of proper paved or constructed paths and guided routes. Similarly, the variation of the altitude can be very challenging to cope with for the people traveling here for the first time.
So, it’s always a better option to train for any kind of trekking in the Mountains before you start the journey. You can walk or hike at least a few kilometers daily for almost 2, 3 weeks. You can work on your cardiovascular fitness in the Gym. Most of all, mental preparation is a fundamental thing before starting any treks and hikes in the mountains.
If you are confident about the trek and have firm determination to step into the journey, then you will be successful. We will offer you a guide and porters during your trip. The porters will help you carry your loads, and the guide will be there to explain things and boost your immunity.
Best Days of My Life
I and my colleagues visited Nepal back in the year 2017. I was not an experienced hiker but anyway chose Annapurna Base Camp Trek with a trekking agency in Nepal. It was like a challenge for me to trek to the 4000 m altitude, but Mr. Ram helped us in every way possible. He was there from the start of our trekking journey in Pokhara to our end days in Kathmandu. Ram kept pushing me forward and even waited for me to catch the other team. He guided me from choosing plain food to meditating. Although I was a victim of altitude sickness and couldn't enjoy the trek to the fullest, I am very grateful to have chosen him.
Annapurna Base Camp is a beautiful place in the Himalayas. The Gurung Village, Poonhill, Pokhara every place was just outstanding.
I have now developed a hiking attitude, and I have been training for the EBC trek now. I can't wait to visit the Himalayas again.
Perfectly Organized Upper Mustang Trek
All thanks to Mr. Ram for organizing the Upper Mustang, trekking perfectly from beginning to end. I, along with my bunch of friends, had a delightful experience with the Heaven Himalaya team. For us, it is the best trekking agency in Nepal. The guides and porters were very flexible and took care of everything around us.
I recommend everyone to try these young guys to go hiking in Nepal.
Wonderful Trekking Experience
My wife and I visited Upper Mustang and were lucky to have chosen Heaven Himalaya. We had a wonderful experience trekking in Upper Mustang. As soon as we landed in TIA, we were welcomed by Ram. He was very easy and responsive to work with. He explained all the queries we had and gave a brief description of the tour. As we were watching videos and reading blogs about Upper Mustang, we had a lot of expectations about the place and the trekking agency we were working with. We had a private 18-day tour with a porter. And to be honest, we found everything beyond our expectations. The hills, mountains, monasteries were all amazing, especially Lo Manthang is a great place to visit. Our guide was also equally supportive and friendly. The team made our trek more enjoyable. While writing this, it reminded me of the days we had on the trails. Thank You again for the wonderful experience. Best wishes to Jason and Esha. We will definitely love to return and probably do the Everest base camp Trek this time.
Trip of a lifetime- Annapurna Circuit Trek
Heaven Himalaya Team offers a magnificently arranged trekking involvement in Nepal. Ramhari answered instantly to all my messages. They make a solid effort to make your vacation in Nepal an extraordinary one and genuinely went well beyond my desires.
I couldn't remember the name of the guide but my boy, you were more than amazing. I wish you good luck in the days to come.
Everything from pickup to trekking in the mountains was very professional with excellent service.
So, I strongly suggest everyone and will trek with Heaven Himalaya again in the future.
Glorious Experience in EBC Trek
We did an EBC trek with Ram and his team back in April 2019, and it was a glorious experience. Ram is a very knowledgeable, resourceful, and very helpful guide. 2 of us got unwell during the trek, and he was very prompt and took care of us in any way that was available.
We enjoyed our chat and his sense of humor along the trail and at the teahouses. He even got us a special breakfast and pickle salad at Namche Bazaar and always fulfilled the strange request with our dietary needs. EBC trek is amazing. With Ram, it is even more spectacular. Thanks for the amazing trip. Looking forward to island peak climb in the future.