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
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  • 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

Overview

The Manaslu Circuit Trek is pretty uniquecompared to other popular trekking destinations in Nepal, such as the Everest region and the Annapurna region. This route is full of beaten tracks.

The Manaslu region is one of the isolated trekking regions that offers several thrilling trekking routes and mountain adventures throughout 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, amazing rivers, and enchanting landscapes of lush green land and the magical mountain ranges.

The Manaslu Circuit trekking path lies in the preservation area of the Manaslu region, which has so far kept the wildlife and vegetation in their natural state. You will observe the natural beauty unaltered or very little influenced by modern touches. The local tribes have learned to co-exist with high respect and regard for nature and its components.

This beautiful Manaslu Circuit trek starts from Soti Khola in the 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 an elevation of 5125m, which takes you to a tougher descent towards the 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 alternative. It is a 14-day trek that begins at Soti Khola and finishes at Beshi Sahar. We can also stretch the Manaslu Trek out to 22 days with an extra side trek to the Tsum valley.

Why Manaslu Circuit Trek

The Manaslu Circuit Trek is a classic trek in Nepal that takes you to remote sections of the country 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 the Manaslu Circuit:

  • The 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 showcase the wilderness of the region. Trekking through these trails will add a natural scent to your Manaslu trek.
  • Many monasteries, gompas, and Mani walls discuss 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 the 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 about your pains and enjoy yourself in the Manaslu Region.

Manaslu Trekking By Heaven Himalaya

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. We operate both groups and private tours to the Manaslu Region. You are always welcome to discuss your plans with us. We are here to celebrate your success in trekking to the Manaslu Region. Book your Manaslu trek now.

Happy Trekking.

Itinerary Expand all

Check out our 14 days Itinerary for your Manaslu Trek.

A representative from our team will wait 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 synopsis of our plans. Tonight, spend your time at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Get ready 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 is full of difficulties. 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 Machha 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 the 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 along a flat and well-leveled path until we come across a long suspension bridge over the Budhi Gandaki River. We cross the bridge and move ahead to enter Philim. Philim is a large Gurung village in the region where one can notice the dominance of the Buddhist religion. The town's colorful prayer flags, stupas, and monasteries give off a positive vibe of the Buddhism religion that is prevalent there.From Philim, we traverse 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 our way. Now, we follow a trail beside the river and cross it many times along the forest 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 eat breakfast with breathtaking views of the mountains in the background.Beholding the beauty of these mountains, we make our way towards Lho. Then, we climb up a steep path through a forested area to Lihi. As you move ahead of Namrung, you will notice a change in vegetation that turns more alpine. Even the dominance of Buddhism as a 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 barley. Here, you will get a glimpse of the 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. We are already at heights and are on our way to a higher elevation region, so we are staying in Samagaon today to acclimate to the rising elevation.We have two options for the day: Manaslu base camp, Pungyen Gompa, and Birendra Tal. We can hike to any 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 the 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 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 walk along the trail to cross a wooden bridge over the Budhi Gandaki River. After crossing the bridge, we hike up towards Dharamshala. On the way, we get an impressive glimpse of the 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 on 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 to the pastures and continues towards a bridge over the Dudh Khola River. We cross the bridge and walk through rhododendron forests, river valleys, and farmlands. Then we do a quick climb up to the village of Gho. Furthermore, we continue along 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 the 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 travels to some other destinations around the globe. We will drop you off at the airport three hours before your scheduled flight. We hope you had a great time with us. Thank you, and 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 talk about it with us.

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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.

Reviews

Great Trekking Experience

I did the ABC Trek with them. It was a great trekking experience. We only had 12 days, so we customized their 14-day trip to make it a 12-day trek to Annapurna. The company had everything organized carefully, and the trip was very well executed. Ram, the guide, was very helpful throughout the whole trek. Thank you, Ram.

Belina T.,
TripAdvisor Singapore

This Was By Far One Of Best Services

This was by far one of the best services I'd gotten. The trip was super challenging and super rewarding all at once! Sanjib and Ram were both excellent and knowledgeable. We trekked to Annapurna Base Camp in November, and it was by far our best trekking experience. They were also incredibly caring, which is important when you are trekking to high altitudes where you have never been before. They always ask how we feel and always check our pulses. Thank you for caring for us throughout the trek. I highly recommend using Heaven Himalaya for any hikes in Nepal.

Peter Tye,
TrustPilot United States

Arranged An Amazing Trip to Annapurna

Heaven Himalaya arranged an amazing trip to Annapurna. They were very communicative and always provided prompt responses to our questions. Plus, Ram is an excellent guide. He was always concerned about us. Overall, I am not disappointed about booking the trip with them.

Ahmad S,
Google Netherland

I totally loved the holiday package

I totally loved the holiday package organized by Heaven Himalaya. It was very well executed. The driver, our guide, porters, and other people who are responsible for running the trip were very caring and professional. Thank you for the experience.

James Miller,
Trust Pilot United States

Amazing Post-COVID EBC Trek

Thank You for making our post-COVID EBC trek amazing. The guides, porters, and Mr. Ram did a great job from the beginning of our COVID test at a hotel in Kathmandu till our farewell in a restaurant in Thamel. We were at our own pace and never hurried. We felt safe and immensely enjoyed our Nepal vacation. With heaven Himalaya, nothing goes wrong. I highly recommend them to other travelers who will book Mt. Everest Base Camp Trek.

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