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Manaslu Circuit Trek

Trip Facts

20 days,
Trip Destination:
Larke la (5160 meters)
Max. Altitude:
5160 meters,
Minimum Pax:
walking & sight Trip,
Start Trip:
End Trip:
Breakfast, Lunch & dinner,
Best Season:
Sep to Nov & March to may,
Per Day Walking:
4 to 7 hours,
Trip Grade:
Manaslu Circuit Trek


Manaslu Circuit Trek is a relatively new trek in the repertoire of most Nepali trekking Guides. It was only released to people outside Nepal in 1991 and follows an old salt trading trek along the Budhi Gandaki River and the Budi Gandaki Gorge with its most fantastic views. The trek leads you through the Pristine Wilderness with a view from Mount Lho to Bhimtang like you have not seen any other. If you want to know what Heaven on earth means, this is the place to come and to experience. Mount Manaslu (8156m) was first conquered by Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu, on May 9, 1956, as part of a Japanese expedition.

One of the not to miss attractions of this trek is the Samdo Village. It is the highest Village in the Budhi Gandaki Valley and is Inhabited by Bhotias. From this Village, you have an Excellent view of the valley and Pang Phuchi Village; with the Tibetan border in its far.

The Manaslu Round trekking  is not just attractive because of its Spectacular views. It is a must-go Destination for any nature lover. In an almost untouched area, you can experience 110 species of Bird’s including the Golden Eagle, Eurasian Griffon, Himalayan Griffon, Blood Impeyan, Kalij and Koklass Pheasants, Himalayan and Tibetan Snow Cocks and the Crimson Horned Pheasan.

The Manaslu Circuit Trek is also very diverse in its flora. For example, it inhibits nineteen different types of forest, most of it, however, constitutes of the Rhododendron, and Himalayan Blue Pine. A site trip to the Manaslu Base Camp is an experience of its own kind. From there you can easily get to the Pungyen Monastery with its Breathtaking view to Himalchuli (7331m). A Glacier you need to see to believe.

The Manaslu Circuit Trek is a circuit and at one point meets up with the Annapurna circuit trek via Bhimthang. However, this only happens after you have passed the Larkya-La Pass (52235m) and then descend through Dharapani. From the Larya pass you can enjoy a stunning view of Cheo Himal, Himlung Himal and Kang Guru and as a special eye candy, every now and then you will get a glimpse of the massive Annapurna itself.

Manaslu circuit trek service includs:

  • Airport Pickup & Drop in a private Transport.
  • All the grounded Transportation as per itinerary.
  • 3 nights hotel in Kathmandu with Breakfast.
  • Tea house/ Lodges Accomodation During your trek,
  • Bed & Breakfast During your trek,
  • Manasulu & Annapurna conservation area permit and TIMS card,
  • Kathmandu city map if needed,
  • Good english speaker Guide who have authorised lisense,
  • Guide and Porter salary,
  • Staff Insurance during the trek
  • Emergency Helicopter managments,


Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu (Tribhuvan International Airport – TIA) (1,350 meter)

Day 02: Full Day Tour, Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing

Day 03: Drive to Arughat (575meters) 200 km west of the Kathmandu Valley - 7-8hrs

Day 04: Trek to SotiKhola (525meters)– 5-6 hrs

Day 05: Trek to MachhaKhola (890meters) – 6--7 hrs

Day 06: Trek to Jagat (1,365meters)-6--7 hrs

Day 07: Trek to Philim (1695meters)– 3 hrs

Day 08: Trek to Deng (2,095 meters) - 5 hrs

Day 09: Trek Namrung (2,900meters)– 5hrs

Day 10: Trek to Lhogaon (3100meters) – 4 hrs

Day 11: Trek to Samagaon (3,400meters)– 4 hrs

Day 12: Rest Day to Relax and Acclimatize at Samagaon

Day 13: Trek to Samdo (3,700meters)– 4 hrs

Day 14: Trek to Phedi4,465meters) – 3 hrs

Day 15: Trek to Larkya La (5160meters)and Bimthang (3590 m/11970 ft) - 8 hrs

Day 16: Trek to Dharapani (1860meters)– 7 hrs

Day 17: Trek to Jagat (1800meters) – 6hrs

Day 18: Trek to Bhulbhule (845meters) – 6 hrs

Day 19: Drive to Kathmandu (1,350meters) - 6-7hrs

Day 20: Transfer to Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) for your 

Whats Included?

Service Includes

  • Airport Pickup & Drop in a private Transport.
  • All the grounded Transportation as per itinerary.
  • 3 nights Hotel in Kathmandu with Breakfast.
  • Tea house/ Lodges Accomodation During your trek,
  • Bed & Breakfast During your trek,
  • Manasulu & Annapurna conservation area permit and TIMS card,
  • Kathmandu city map if needed,
  • Good English speaker Guide who have authorised lisense,
  • Guide and Porter Salary,
  • Staff Insurance during the trek
  • Emergency Helicopter Managments,

Service Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Sight seeing tour and All the entrance fees of temple in Kathmandu and Pokhara valley.
  • your lunch & Dinner in city
  • Tea, coffee & Alcohalic drinks,
  • Minaral water, chocolates and all cold drink iteams
  • Tip for guide porter & Driver

Essential Infos

Is Nepal Safe to Trek?

Yes it is safe country since 10 years especially when rebel party involve in election and peace agreement in 2006 than all political party are already in parliament and doing their best , it means where ever you go to Nepal you are safe . if you feel scare still you can have your authorized guide who will take care of you and give you many information.

How Can I get Nepal visa?

To get visa for Nepal is a easy once you arrive In TIA Kathmandu you can get visa within 20 minute, you just need to get 2 p.p size photo, your passport and  some money such as 15 Days stay in Nepal cost 25 USD per person, 30 USD for 30 Days and 100 USD for 3 month tourist visa. All service you will get easily when you arrive in Kathmandu airport.

Where is best area to trek in Nepal?

There are so many trekking routes in Nepal, but few of them are really popular as it is nicer than many other treks in n Nepal. Everest base camp trekking, Gokyo lake trekking, Annapurna base camp trekking, Annapurna circuit trek, Poon hill trek these are the most popular trekking route in Nepal. If you prefer to visit restricted area or, rural area to explore the localities of Nepal there are so many options that we have and you can visit safely.

Which season is the best to travel Nepal?

Nepal is a rich in biodiversity as it has many different temperature and climate within a few hour drive. So, as we have four seasons in a year we trek mostly in winter (Sep. to Dec) and spring (Mar. to June). The best season of the year is Sep to Dec, you will have clear weather and spectacular view each day this is why people used to called best season of the year.

What type of equipments do I need to bring for trek?

The trekking equipment will depends on where you are going if you are trekking to Everest base camp or Annapurna base camp trek you should bring proper equipment such as down Jacket, Sleeping Bag, Wind proof pant so no. You have to bring this trekking equipment which is as bellow:

  • Sleeping bag,torch,
  • Down Jacket,
  • Trekking pools, pair of t-shirt and pair Pant,
  • Pair of suck and Sun Glass,
  • General medicine,
  • Rucksack and day bag,
  • Wind proof jacket, Gloves, warm hat,
  • Inner trawser and thermal,

Can I trek in Nepal?

Yes, you can easily trek in Nepal because there are so many trekking routes. If you are going to trek in Nepal for first time you can make easy trek to Poon hill, or Langtang trek these are easy walking trek. If you are adventurous trekkers you can go to Everest base camp, Gokyo trekking, Chola pass trekking, Annapurna base camp , Annapurna circuit trek etc. so you consult with your local travel agent when you decide to go to Nepal which is best area up on your pace.

Can I get experienced guide in Nepal?

Yes you can get experienced guide in Nepal if you book your trip with trekking company or agent. You have to check very well who is going with you through your agent than figure out he is nice guy or not. There are so many options but manly package trekking and day ways salary base trekking.

What is the price for Everest trekking?

There are so many different trekking and travel company who organize all trekking and touring activities in Nepal and they have their own strategy and price but the fact of the trek is the same so if you are in Nepal to make Everest base camp trekking and if you are alone it cost comparatively more than groups, in general for solo trekkers Kathmandu to Kathmandu 12 days Everest base camp trek cost 1299 USD and if you are two person going there cost 1199 USD. If you are budget travelers still you can save some money with this cost but this price is just enough to do all activities during your 12 days time up to the mountain. I you have more than 8 people in your group one get free trip while you are in Nepal except your domestic flights.

What is the maximum weight for porter in Nepal?

Nepal tourism board published some rules and regulation for porters who used to work generally with tourist they carry 25 kg , so in general you will get one porter for two trekkers it means one trekkers need to make their weight about 12.5 kg and if you have extra cloths, or any extra things that you brought from your country you can leave in hotel locker in Kathmandu once you are back you will get it, it is safe.

What  is the maximum weight can I take to Lukla in a plane?

Flying to Lukla we will be ina small plane whereas just 14  to 16 people in one plane it is small this is why there is short of strict rules need to be just 15 kg per person as a luggage and small day bags as a hand carry you can take with you. if you have any extra thiongs in your bag you can leave in Kathmandu hotel before you leave than it helps a lot to repack and to follow the rules. Still after repacking your bag have more than 15 kg you have to pay 5 USD per kg than you can fly in or out.

How much to I need to tip fir guide and porter?

Tipping things is not a compulsory but it is highly expected from field staff during your trek in Nepal such as, waiter Driver, Guide  porters. Mainly if you are in Nepal and doing more than week trip with guide or with porter you can tip about 100 USD for guide and 80 USD for porter but if they make your especial trip with lots of information take caring and you feel safe all the time with them than you can add more tip on top of that.

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Giusy Bertolotto

Giusy Bertolotto Aug 1, 2012

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

The trip to Nepal was a great experience.  I organized the tour (10 days) with Santosh Gauli . Very good flexibility on his part to change the program to suit our needs (both of time and things to see). Santosh welcomed us at the airport and we have always followed the best. I was really happy for his organization of all the pro ... Read More

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