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Manaslu Circuit Trek

"Remote Himalayan adventure with stunning mountain views."



15 Days


  • 14 BreakFast
  • 13 Lunch
  • 13 Dinner


  • 3 Star Rated Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast and Best Tea House available during the Trek.


Starts at

USD 990950





Group Size






Optimal Season

February-June, September-December



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Salbin Basnet

Kathmandu, Nepal +977 9851102825


The Manaslu Circuit Trek is a challenging and remote trekking adventure in Nepal, encircling the eighth highest mountain in the world, Mount Manaslu (8,163 meters/26,781 feet). This trek offers breathtaking scenery, diverse landscapes, and a glimpse into the unique culture and traditions of the local communities.

History: The Manaslu region was opened for trekking in 1991, making it a relatively new trekking route. Since then, it has gained popularity among trekkers seeking a less crowded and off-the-beaten-path experience compared to the more frequented trails in the Annapurna and Everest regions.

Route: The trek usually begins in Soti Khola and follows the Budi Gandaki River, passing through lush forests, terraced fields, and remote villages. The trail ascends through challenging terrain, crossing the Larkya La Pass (5,160 meters/16,930 feet), before descending to Besisahar or Dharapani, depending on the route chosen.


  1. Scenic Beauty: Spectacular views of Mount Manaslu, Himalchuli, Ganesh Himal, and other snow-capped peaks throughout the trek.
  2. Diverse Landscapes: Traverse through subtropical forests, alpine meadows, glacial moraines, and rocky terrain.
  3. Larkya La Pass: A high-altitude pass offering stunning panoramic views and a sense of achievement.
  4. Unique Culture: Encounter diverse ethnic communities, including Nubri and Tsum Valley people, and experience their customs and lifestyles.
  5. Remote Villages: Visit traditional Himalayan villages like Samagaon and Samdo, offering insights into the local way of life.

Local Culture & Tradition: The Manaslu region is rich in cultural heritage, influenced by Tibetan Buddhism. Trekkers will encounter Buddhist monasteries, chortens (stupas), and prayer flags along the trail. The locals are predominantly of Tibetan origin and lead a traditional agrarian lifestyle. They warmly welcome visitors and have preserved their ancient customs and rituals, adding a unique cultural aspect to the trekking experience.

Please note that the Manaslu Circuit Trek is a restricted area, and trekkers require special permits. Hiring a licensed guide is mandatory for this trek to ensure adherence to local regulations and to navigate the challenging terrain safely.

Route Map

Route Map


  • Spectacular Mountain Views: Throughout the trek, you'll be treated to breathtaking views of majestic peaks, including Mount Manaslu (8,163 meters), the eighth highest mountain in the world. The surrounding Himalayan range is a sight to behold.
  • Remote and Less Crowded: Compared to the Everest and Annapurna regions, the Manaslu Circuit is less crowded, providing a more tranquil and authentic trekking experience.
  • Rich Cultural Heritage: The trek takes you through traditional villages inhabited by diverse ethnic groups like the Gurungs, Tamangs, and Sherpas. You'll have the chance to immerse yourself in their unique culture, customs, and lifestyle.
  • Larkya La Pass: One of the highlights of the trek is crossing the challenging Larkya La Pass (5,160 meters). The pass offers stunning panoramic views and a sense of accomplishment as you conquer the high-altitude pass.
  • Buddhist Monasteries: Along the trail, you'll encounter several ancient Buddhist monasteries and stupas that add a spiritual dimension to the journey.
  • Birendra Tal (Lake): A beautiful turquoise glacial lake, Birendra Tal, sits amidst the snow-capped peaks. The serene surroundings make it a great spot for rest and relaxation.
  • Diverse Landscapes: The trek takes you through a variety of landscapes, from lush green forests with diverse flora and fauna to arid high-altitude plateaus.
  • Local Cuisine: Experience the local cuisine of the region, which includes traditional dishes like dal bhat (rice and lentils), momo (dumplings), and local teas.
  • Warm Hospitality: The local people are known for their warm hospitality, making the trek even more enjoyable as you interact with the friendly locals.
  • Off-the-Beaten-Path Experience: The Manaslu Circuit Trek offers a sense of exploration and adventure as you walk along remote trails and immerse yourself in the pristine natural beauty of the area. Remember that trekking in the Himalayas requires good physical fitness and proper acclimatization. It's essential to trek with a reputable guide or group for safety and to make the most of your experience.


  • Three star rated Hotel in Kathmandu with Breakfast
  • All accommodation and meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
  • All accommodation and meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek. Transfer by deluxe tourist bus.
  • An experienced English-speaking trek guide and Sherpa porters to carry luggage including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and lodging.
  • Porter 1:2 ratio. 1 porter for 2 people weighing around 15-20 kg of weight.
  • Manaslu conservation area permits and special permits fees
  • Annapurna conservation area permit fee
  • Sleeping bags and duffel bags, Walking Sticks if necessary in return basis after completion of trek
  • First aid kit will be available if necessary.
  • Trekking maps.
  • Our Company provides Adventure Trekking Certificate.
  • Our service charges and government charges.


  • Food in city like Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Extra Hotel Lodging Charges in Kathmandu because of Early arrive or late departure. early arrive from mountain than our schedule Itinerary.
  • Tips to Guides and porter
  • Additional charges in case of emergency (You must have adequate travel insurance to cover any kind of emergencies, like (ground transportation & Heli recue/medical/hospitalization. Medical etc).
  • Your International flight ticket airfare.
  • Chocolates/energy drinks/alcohol/mineral water/cigarettes/packing food /snacks etc.
  • Additional medication for altitude sickness (Acetazolamide etc).
  • Personal and any other expenses such as Laundry/WIFI on trek/phone call.
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • One-way domestic airfares from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Can be organized at an extra charge USD $60 only

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