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Manaslu Circuit Trek

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2 - 4 $1,335
5 - 9 $1,195
10 - 20 $995
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Max. Elevation
5135 m / 16847 ft
Group size
2 or more
Level
Difficult
Transportation

All Ground Transportation as Per Itinerary

Best Season
March-May, September-November
Starts at / Ends at
KATHMANDU / KATHMANDU
Accomodation
  • 3*** Category  Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Tea House Lodge during the Trek.
Meals
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu.
  • 3 meals during the Trek.
Trip Route
Kathmandu-Samagaun-Larke Pass-Chamje-Kathmandu

Highlights

  • Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu’s famous landmarks and spiritual places. 
  • Drive through the Nepalese countryside along the rivers and hills.
  • Visit various ancient Gompas along the trail. 
  • See incredible almost daily views of Mt Manaslu.
  • Trek through the wilderness of the Manaslu Region.
  • Stay overnight at traditional mountain villages.
  • Cross the famous Larke La Pass.
  • Trek in both the Manaslu and Annapurna regions.
  • Complimentary farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Collect the best views of the Himalayas, including Mount Manaslu. 
  • Get the best views of diverse landscapes. 
  • Explore some of the best Buddhist monasteries in the Himalayas. 
  • Create a lifetime memory with Adventure A One Trek.

Overview

Manaslu Circuit Trek

Start the thrilling trek, the Manaslu Circuit Trek, one of Nepal's off-the-beaten-track itineraries! This 17-day trip is a creation of Adventure A One Trek and it aims to take you to the gorgeous region near Tibet. Guests will hike lesser-known tracks, see varied animal species indigenous to the Himalayas, walk through typical cultural villages, and cross one of the renowned mountain passes; Larkya La Mountain pass at 5,170m/16,962ft where Mount Manaslu (8,163m/26,781ft) can be seen from afar.

Adventure A One Trek has put together the perfect holiday package for you! The Manaslu Circuit trek spans 17 days and includes a day of sightseeing in Kathmandu. This plan can be adjusted to fit your preferences for a longer or shorter trip. The first two days are spent in Kathmandu, where you'll settle into your hotel and enjoy a special dinner at a traditional Nepalese restaurant. It's a great opportunity to meet the team and experience Nepalese culture. You'll also explore Kathmandu's landmarks and receive a detailed briefing for the trek. The next day, you'll head to the starting point of the Manaslu Circuit Trek, Machha Khola village at 930m/3,051ft.

The drive to Machha Khola can take up to 7 hours and offers beautiful views of the Nepalese countryside. You'll pass through villages, pastures, rivers, and mountains. The first two days of trekking mostly go through forests and fields cultivated by the Gurung people, with some Tibetan influence. Along the way, you might see Mani walls covered in prayers and wildlife like monkeys, yaks, and Himalayan Thars. As you approach Ghap, the landscape changes with bamboo forests. The final leg of the journey takes you to Samagaun (3,530m/11,578ft), where you'll take it slow to acclimate to the altitude. Taking time to acclimate is crucial for a successful trek. You'll spend an extra day in Samagaun with two options for acclimatization hikes: Pungyen Gompa or Manaslu Base Camp. Both hikes offer great views and help prepare you for crossing the Larkya La Pass. After acclimatizing, you'll head towards the pass (5,170m/16,962ft), stopping at Dharamsala/Larkya Base Camp (4,460m/14,628ft) for any last-minute supplies or souvenirs. You'll start early to cross the pass, enjoying views of Mount Manaslu (8,163m/26,782ft), Mount Himlung (7,126m/23,379ft), and Kang Guru Peak (6,981m/22,904ft) along the way. Descending towards Bhimtang requires caution due to steep and slippery trails. As you descend, you'll see the Annapurna region and eventually join the Annapurna Circuit trek's trail. The journey ends in Chyamje, where you'll drive back to Kathmandu.

Book your 17-day Manaslu Circuit trek with Adventure A One Trek today for an unforgettable adventure in Nepal!

Useful info you might want to read before booking the trip:

Why Manaslu Circuit Trek:

The Manaslu Circuit trek offers a unique adventure away from the crowds, providing stunning vistas of the Himalayas, encounters with diverse cultures, and a sense of exploration in a remote region near Tibet.

Manaslu Circuit Trek VS Annapurna Circuit Trek:

While both treks showcase the beauty of the Nepalese Himalayas, the Manaslu Circuit trek offers a more remote and less commercialized experience than the Annapurna Circuit trek. The Manaslu Circuit features fewer trekkers, pristine landscapes, and a deeper immersion into local culture.

How Difficult is the Manaslu Circuit Trek:

The difficulty of the Manaslu Circuit trek varies depending on factors like altitude, terrain, and individual fitness levels. While it's a challenging trek, proper acclimatization, physical preparation, and a gradual ascent can help mitigate difficulties. Trekking experience in high altitudes is recommended.

The Manaslu Circuit Trek Altitudes:

The Manaslu Circuit trek spans a range of altitudes, starting from the lower elevations around 930m/3,051ft in Machha Khola village and reaching the challenging Larkya La Mountain pass at 5,170m/16,962ft. Acclimatization days are included to adjust to higher altitudes safely.

How much does the Manaslu Circuit Trek Cost?

The cost of the Manaslu Circuit trek can vary depending on factors like the duration of the trek, the trekking company chosen, included amenities, and additional services. At Adventure A One Trek, a 17-day Manaslu Circuit trek package costs $1,335 per person, excluding international flights and personal expenses.

Short Itinerary: Manaslu Circuit Trek

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,429ft)

Day 2: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing & trek preparation

Day 3: Drive to Machha Khola (930m/3,051ft)

Day 4: Trek to Yaru-Phant (1,300m/4,265ft 5/6 hours trek)

Day 5: Trek to Philim (1,700m/5,577ft 5/6 hours trek)

Day 6: Trek to Behi Phedi (2,060m/6,758ft 5/6 hours trek)

Day 7: Trek to Namrung (3,080m/10,104ft 5/6 hours trek)

Day 8: Trek to Lho Gaon (3,320m/10,892ft 4/5 hours trek)

Day 9: Trek to Sama Gaon (3,530m/11,581ft 4/5 hours trek)

Day 10: Rest day in Sama Gaon for acclimatization

Day 11: Trek to Samdo (3,780m/12,401ft 4/5 hours trek)

Day 12: Trek Dharamshala (4,450m/14,599ft 4/5 hours trek)

Day 13: Cross the Larke La Pass (5,135m/16,847ft) & descend to Bhimtang (3,720m/12,201ft 8/9 hours trek)

Day 14: Trek to Tilje (2,560m/8,398ft 4/5 hours trek)

Day 15: Trek to Chamje (1,410m/4,625ft 5/6 hours trek)

Day 16: Drive back to Kathmandu (1,350m/4,429ft)

Day 17: End of the trip & airport transfer.

Important Note

  • Customize Itinerary as you need.
  • Take a Small 15/20 liter bag for your personal belongings.
  • If your thoughts do not meet, with this Itinerary and Budget,  please talk with us on WhatsApp or email us.

Trip Itinerary

  • Arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu
  • Meet our Adventure A One team at the arrival exit & transfer to your booked hotel
  • Depending on your arrival time we suggest exploring Thamel
  • Overnight stay at the hotel 

Max. altitude

1,350 m / 4,429 ft.

Accommodation

3*** Hotel

Meals

Welcome Drink
  • Enjoy your first breakfast in Nepal at the hotel
  • Meet your tour guide at the reception and go for sightseeing
  • Explore around the Kathmandu Valley’s 4 points:
  • Visit the most sacred Hindu Temple in Kathmandu at Pashupatinath
  • Feel serenity while visiting the peaceful Swayambunath Monkey Stupa
  • Make a tour around the huge Boudhanath Stupa
  • Walk through the old palace courtyards at Patan’s Durbar Square
  • Drop off back at the hotel
  • Meet up with your trekking guide
  • Trek briefing and preparation
  • Overnight stay at the hotel

Max. altitude

1,350 m / 4,429 ft.

Accommodation

3*** Hotel

Meals

Breakfast
  • Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel.
  • Meet up with your trekking guide and departure.
  • Drive to Machha Khola via Soti Khola.
  • A scenic drive along the Budigandaki River.
  • Arrive at Machha Khola and check in to the local tea house or lodge.
  • Have a delicious dinner and overnight stay.

Max. altitude

930 m / 3,051 ft.

Accommodation

Tea House

Meals

BLD
  • Have your first breakfast in the mountains.
  • Prepare and start your trek to Yaru-phant.
  • Follow the trail along the Budigandaki River leading upstream.
  • Pass by the small farming village Besi and continue on towards Tatopani.
  • Take a break and enjoy optionally the local hot water springs.
  • Continue on the trail passing by Dovan until reaching Yaru-phant.
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the local tea house or lodge.

Max. altitude

1,300 m / 4,265 ft.

Accommodation

Tea House

Meals

BLD
  • Breakfast and departure.
  • Following the trail to Philim you’ll pass by Jagat first.
  • Continue on towards Salleri.
  • Descend down the trail to Sirdibas.
  • Now follow the Ghatta Khola River upstream to Philim.
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the local tea house or lodge.

Max. altitude

1,700 m / 5,577 ft.

Accommodation

Tea House

Meals

BLD
  • Breakfast and departure.
  • Start today’s trek by following the trail across the fields to Ekle Bati.
  • Continue on through Rhododendron forests towards the Deng Khola River.
  • Have a small break at Deng village to enjoy the views.
  • Cross the Budigandaki River and take the trail leading up.
  • Reach Behi Phedi and explore around.
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the local tea house or lodge.

Max. altitude

2,060 m / 6,759 ft.

Accommodation

Tea House

Meals

BLD
  • Breakfast and departure
  • Take the trail leading west of Behi Phedi
  • Continue on passing by Prok village
  • Now steeply ascend through Bamboo jungles to Ghap
  • Take a short break and enjoy the views, you might see a monkey or two
  • Cross the river a few times while heading towards the forest clearing
  • Ascend now on the trail to reach Namrung
  • Enjoy the stunning views of Manaslu’s north face
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the local tea house or lodge

Max. altitude

3,080 m / 10,105 ft.

Accommodation

Tea House

Meals

BLD
  • Breakfast and departure.
  • Start your trek today by heading towards Banjham village.
  • From here head through the Oak forest to Lhi.
  • Continuing on the path you’ll pass by Sho and ultimately reach at Lho Goan.
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the local tea house or lodge,

Max. altitude

3,320 m / 10,892 ft.

Accommodation

Tea House

Meals

BLD
  • During today’s trek you’ll leave the forest behind and enter Himalayan land.
  • Along the trail you’ll notice more barren and rocky terrain.
  • Start with a visit to the spiritual Ribung Gompa.
  • Continue along the rocky trail until reaching Sama Goan.
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the local tea house or lodge.

Max. altitude

3,530 m / 11,581 ft.

Accommodation

Tea House

Meals

BLD
  • Breakfast.
  • Today stay at Sama Goan to acclimatize.
  • You can: 
  • Explore the village.
  • Hike to Manaslu Base Camp.
  • Make a day hike to the Pungyen Gompa.
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the local tea house or lodge.

Max. altitude

4,700 m / 15,420 ft.

Accommodation

Tea House

Meals

BLD
  • Breakfast and departure.
  • Start the trek now getting closer to the Larke La Pass.
  • Make your way down to the Budigandaki River.
  • Head through pine and Jupiter forests.
  • Pass by Kermo Kharka.
  • Finally cross the river once more and ascend to Samdo.
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the local tea house or lodge.

Max. altitude

3,780 m / 12,402 ft.

Accommodation

Tea House

Meals

BLD
  • Breakfast and departure.
  • Make your way through the barren lands until reaching the Ghalya Khola River.
  • Cross the river and make your way up to Larke Bazaar.
  • Now descend down to Dharmashala the last shelter before the Pass.
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the local tea house or lodge.

Max. altitude

4,450 m / 14,600 ft.

Accommodation

Tea House

Meals

BLD
  •  Early breakfast and departure
  • Ascend up to Larke Phedi.
  • Follow the winding trail leading up to the Larkey pass.
  • Enjoy the views of Annapurna II, Himlung and Cheo Himal.
  • After a short break, continue on now descending to Bhimtang.
  • The views change completely while descending now into the Annapurna region of Nepal.
  • Reach at Bhimtang.
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the local tea house or lodge.

Max. altitude

5,135 m / 16,847 ft.

Accommodation

Tea House

Meals

BLD
  • Breakfast and departure.
  • Start the trek by descending to and crossing the Dudh Khola River.
  • Make your way passing Karche to the river bank at Goa village.
  • Continuing on slowly descending you’ll reach at Tilje.
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the local tea house or lodge. 

Max. altitude

2,560 m / 8,399 ft.

Accommodation

Tea House

Meals

BLD
  • Breakfast and departure.
  • Follow the trail leading down to Dharapani.
  • You’ll now be entering the Annapurna Conservation Area.
  • Continue on the trail ever descending with beautiful views until reaching Tal.
  • From here cross the Marsyangdi Khola River and make your wat to Chamje.

Max. altitude

1,410 m / 4,626 ft.

Accommodation

Tea House

Meals

BLD
  • Drive back to Kathmandu (1,350m/4,429ft).
  • Have a delicious last Himalayan breakfast.
  • Drive back to Kathmandu.
  • It’s a scenic 7 hour drive along the Marsyangdi and Trishuli Rivers.
  • Check back into your hotel and have a well-deserved rest.
  • At the evening our Adventure A One Trekking team invites you to a complimentary thank you and farewell dinner at a traditional Nepalese restaurant.
  • Overnight stay at your hotel.

Max. altitude

1,350 m / 4,429 ft.

Accommodation

3*** Hotel

Meals

BL
  • Enjoy your last breakfast in Nepal
  • Our Adventure A One team will drive you to the airport on time for your onwards departure
  • We hope you fully enjoyed our Manaslu Circuit trek of 17 days in Nepal and hope to see you again for another A One adventure!

Max. altitude

1,350 m / 4,429 ft.

Accommodation

NA

Meals

Breakfast
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Includes

  • Airport transportation Pickup and Drop.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu at a three-star category hotel in twin-sharing basic.
  • A full-day sightseeing Tour guide and Private Car with Air Conditioning. 
  • Transportation (Kathmandu to Machha Khola and Chamje to Kathmandu) by a local bus.
  • An experienced English-speaking guide and his all expenses during the trekking.
  • One porter for two trekkers including their all expenses during the trekking.
  • Permits (Restricted area permit, ACAP, and MCAP permits) plus TIMS cards.
  • Meals (breakfasts, lunch, and dinners) during the trekking.
  • Accommodation at a local tea house on a twin/double sharing basis.
  • All the government taxes and the company service charges.

Doesn't Include

  • International airfare, Travel insurance, Nepal visa fees 
  • Food in Kathmandu.
  • Beverages, laundry, Wi-Fi, Telephone,  Hot and cold drinks, Desert, and any other personal expenses during the trek. 
  • Tips for Guide and Porters
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Best trekking experience ever!

I recently completed the Manaslu Circuit Trek and I have to say it was one of the most amazing experiences of my life! The scenery was absolutely breathtaking and the trek itself was challenging but extremely rewarding. From the stunning views of snow-capped peaks to the friendly people and vibrant culture along the way, this trek has it all. The guides and porters were knowledgeable and extremely helpful, and made sure we were safe and comfortable throughout the trek. I would highly recommend this trek to anyone looking for an unforgettable adventure.

Oscar Hardman
Oscar Hardman
Australia

Best manaslu circuit trek experience!!

Adventure A One Treks provided a wonderful experience on Manaslu Circuit Trek in autumn 2022. Their professionalism and expertise in the field was remarkable. Every single detail of the trek was well planned and catered. It was an amazing experience to see the stunningly beautiful mountain peaks in Manaslu range and get to witness the local life in remote village areas. The guides were knowledgeable and always had answers to all our queries. They went to extraordinary lengths to make us feel comfortable. Moreover, I must appreciate the delicious regional food served during our trek. The hospitality and support of the Adventure A One Treks team made the journey truly memorable. I'm highly recommending their services to those looking for an unforgettable adventure. 5 Stars!!!

Ralf Gersten
Ralf Gersten
Germany

Beautiful Manaslu Trek

We (my girlfriend and I) are very grateful for this experience with Dhruba Bhatta and his Brother Ajeeb running a family business it was our first time trekking in Nepal on the Manaslu Circuit Trek and we didn’t have to worry about anything. We compared a couple of agencies and offers in Thamel and online and lastly, we felt Dhruba was very straightforward and honest about the package and provided excellent service - what’s included/what’s not - what is the trek like (first two days partly on the road - no big deal really) and what kind of service/accommodation to expect in the mountains. He also educated us on what to eat on the trek to cope well with the altitude - and some dos and fonts in the villages - this was very helpful. During the trek, he also reached out and proactively asked how we were doing. The equipment we rented from Adventure A One Trek (down jacket, sleeping bag, poles) was in a perfect state and kept us warm on the trek. If he has availability Dhruba will make sure to provide you with good gear. He provides the best service and we feel he is an expert guide. Our Guide Shailendra is so kind and flexible and adjusts for our Nepal visit. We wish him for best and if I will return to Nepal, I want him to be a guide for me again and again. Our guide and porter were very attentive to us as well and our bags were always ready for us when we got to the accommodations-furthermore he would fix the trails on the spout if he deemed a passage too dangerous for Larke-la pass. Thank you for Nepal trekking experience A One Trek team and Guide Shailendra.

Stan Henderson
Stan Henderson
United States

Wonderful Trekking I had Done

Actually, I was so impressed with the First Nepali people with their Greeting and Namaste!! as I and my girlfriend make plans to Visit the Manaslu circuit trek on 14th March 2023. Adventure A One Trek Owner come to see us in An airport and he welcomes us in a very impressive way that I never felt anywhere in the world. After meeting Dhruba Bhatta we drive to Hotel, he explained every detail of the distance where we are going to stay, and doing the trip. The team of Adventure a One all are very fantastic and helpful. The next day we left for Manaslu Circuit trekking. our Guide Raju was so great and much knowledgeable. he makes your trip very comfortable and enjoyable. we would like to suggest that all people, please feel very comfortable with this team for booking your Nepal Trekking. I like to thank all team but specially Dhruba, Raju, and Dev (our Porter) who make our trip complete. Thank you

Adut Chelini
Adut Chelini
UK
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Frequently Asked Questions

 The average duration of the Manaslu Circuit Trek is 12 to 20 days.  if you are interested for more days you can continue to Annapurna circuit after finishing the Manaslu circuit trek.

The highest elevation reached on the Manaslu Circuit Trek is Larkay pass 5,160 meters (16,929 feet).  this would be one of the best on the remote part of Nepal

The best time of year to go to the Manaslu Circuit Trek is from September to November and March to May. in this time of the year the weather and temperature are perfect and visible to many high mountains.

What type of terrain can I expect on the Manaslu Circuit Trek? On the Manaslu Circuit Trek, you can expect a variety of terrain including alpine meadows, high mountain passes, and rugged terrain.


Yes, there are health risks associated with the Manaslu Circuit Trek. Altitude sickness is the most common health risk and can be avoided by acclimatizing properly.


Yes, it is highly recommended to hire a guide for the Manaslu Circuit Trek. if you hire a guide through a registered local trekking company, it will be very safe and easy to complete the trip.

You will need appropriate clothing, trekking boots, a sleeping bag, a daypack, trekking poles, a first aid kit, and other necessary items for the Manaslu Circuit Trek. It depends on the trekking season. 

The Manaslu Circuit Trek is considered a moderate trek. It is physically demanding but can be done by anyone with a reasonable level of physical fitness. just prepared your mind I can do it, then you can complete the trip. 


Yes, there are several villages and teahouses along the Manaslu Circuit Trek, including Samagaon, Samdo, Dharmashala, and Bimthang. in winter time teahouses will be close in Dharmashala and Bhimthang.

The cost of the Manaslu Circuit Trek can vary depending on the number of days, the type of accommodation, and other factors. so normally it starts from USD $1250 to 3500. it depends on the group size.

Yes, there are several cultural highlights on the Manaslu Circuit Trek, including visits to Tibetan Buddhist monasteries, local villages, and traditional homestays.


The best way starts  Manaslu Circuit Trek is to fly to Kathmandu first. Then,  take a bus or private vehicle to Soti Khola or Machha Khola then start to hike up!! 


Normally, Manaslu Circuit Trek is 12 days Journey but people do this trekking within 10 days to 18 days including Kathmandu.


Mount Manaslu is the eighth-highest mountain in the world at a height of 8,163 meters above sea level. This mountain is located in the west-central part of Nepal. The meaning of Manaslu mountain is ‘mountain of the Sprit’. 


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