Manaslu Trekking

One of the best advantages of doing a circuit is that you can take pleasure in a new adventure every day. The Manalsu Circuit is a collection of diverse and one-of-a-kind trekking experiences that you can enjoy without having to retrace your steps. Manaslu can be overwhelming yet reviving simultaneously. The "Mountain of the Spirit," Manaslu, never fails to awe visitors with its breathtaking views, fascinating culture, stunning wildlife and vegetation, fantastic walking trails, and numerous one-of-a-kind adventures. Visitors can come back from the trek with fond memories and tales of a memorable trip away from modern conveniences but still very close to the heart.

The trailhead for this trek is reached after a scenic bus ride from Kathmandu Valley. The small town of Soti Khola is where you begin your trek to the Manaslu region. The path's first section winds through typical hilly villages and subtropical forests. You will arrive at Jagat after traveling alongside the picturesque Buri Gandaki River through terraced farmland. You will be able to see a significant elevation gain in vegetation and terrain from here. The trail will become even more stunning after you enter the restricted areas, where there will be few settlements. You will always have time to visit the monasteries and sometimes take brief side trips when you stop in traditional villages. You will test your limits on the day you cross Larkey La pass. But the view from the top is something you'll always remember. The trek will come to an end at Dharapani when the trail enters the Annapurna region.

The Manaslu region can provide you with the tranquil respite you seek from your daily routine, introducing you to the landscapes and customs of previously undiscovered locales. Your life as a traveler and free spirit is defined by taking that extra step. The Manaslu circuit trek is just a click away, and with it, you can experience the Himalayas. Contact View Nepal Today if this sounds like an adventure for you, and we'll take care of everything.

Why trekking the Manaslu Circuit might be a good fit for you!
                 The Manaslu Circuit trail is regarded as one of the best off-the-beaten path trails in the Himalayas. For genuine trekkers from all over the world, this teahouse trekking adventure is the best.
Magnificent views of Mount Manaslu, the world's eighth-tallest peak, from the Mansri Himal range. Each dawn and dusk would be pleasant for you all through the path.
A comprehensive cultural experience that takes you through traditional villages and farmlands in the lower parts of Manalsu. Trekkers can get a close-up look at the distinct cultures and traditions of the Ghale, Gurung, and Bhotia communities.
One of the most unusual and remote trekking areas in the Himalayas are the circuit's high-altitude trails. While you are here, you will be able to take in sights like none other.
The Manaslu Conservation Area's wildlife and vegetation will make the trek feel more natural to travelers. During your trek, if you are lucky, you might also come across rare species like the snow leopard, lynx, Himalayan brown bear, Musk deer, and others.
As you trek further north, you'll see a peaceful way of life and the inspiration of Tibetan Buddhism. The chance to examine the ancient art of living in the Himalayas is once in a lifetime.
The Manaslu Circuit Trek is a well-balanced example of a well-known yet under-explored trekking region in the Nepalese Himalayas at the moment. As a result, you'll be able to take advantage of all of the amenities trekkers expect to find here while still having an authentic trekking experience.
In comparison to other popular trekking regions of Nepal, the Manaslu circuit, with its unique features, can be a good choice for experienced trekkers as well. There are some fantastic and challenging trails to try.
Though the Manaslu region doesn't have as many trails as Annapurna, there are still some fantastic treks to choose from if you want a full experience. The Tsum Valley trek is located in this area, making it one of Nepal's best restricted area treks. For even better trekking experiences in the Himalayas, you can combine the Manaslu circuit with the Tsum Valley trek. You can add side trails like Birendra Tal, Pungen Gompa, Serang Gompa, Kal Tal, Rui La Pass, and Himalchuli Base Camp to the standard Manaslu circuit.

The best time to trek the Manaslu Circuit is from mid-March to mid-May, during Nepal's springtime, when the high altitude region experiences the best weather. The beginning fragments of the trip will feature the wonderful rhododendron woods and the unmistakable progress through various environment zones to Larke La pass. Your next best period is the long stretches of October and November covering the harvest time season. You can learn more about Nepalese culture and traditions if you plan your trek for Dashain and Tihar, Nepal's major festivals. If you choose to trek the Manaslu circuit, you can steer clear of the severe winter and heavy monsoon.

Max Altitude 5160M
Trip Grade Moderate To Challenging
Season Spring/Autumn
Group Size 1-20
Starting-Ending Kathmandu-Kathmandu
Duration 14 Days
Accommodation TeaHouse

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Trip Itinerary

  • 1
    Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

    On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, meet our staff who will transfer you to respective hotels around Kathmandu city, after getting refreshed from jet lag, View Nepal guide/leader will brief on Manaslu Circuit Trek that includes information of hotels, lodges on the route with evening welcome dinner in a nice Nepalese environment.

    Meals B/B
    Highlights Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
    Accommodation HOTEL
  • 2
    Drive to Soti Khola 730 m via Arughat 600m - 07 hrs journeys.

    Starting this wonderful journey around Manaslu Himal area with morning drive on the main road for few hours, and then over Trisuli River to reach at Dhading Besi, a hill town, from here on the dirt / rough road to Arughat Bazaar. From here transfer to another vehicle taking a rough drive on a dirt road to Soti Khola passing several villages and farm areas, with views of Mt. Manaslu driving ups and downs till Soti Khola is reached for the overnight stop.

    Meals B,L,D
    Highlights Drive to Soti Khola 730 m via Arughat 600m - 07 hrs journeys.
    Accommodation LODGE
  • 3
    Trek to Machha-Khola 930m - 06 hrs.

    From this village, the first-day walk starts on a good trail following Buri Gandaki River, passing farmland and villages, and then crossing a bridge over Nuali Khola with nice views of waterfalls. The walk leads on neat stone steps with another bridge to cross to reach Machha-Khola for an overnight stop, this village is named Machha- Khola which means a Fish streams.

    Meals B,L,D
    Highlights Trek to Machha-Khola 930m - 06 hrs.
    Accommodation TEA HOUSE
  • 4
    Trek to Jagat 1,410m - 06 hrs.

    Morning walk follows Buri-Gandaki River upstream, to Khorla Beshi a small farm village from here on winding trail to Tatopani “Hot Spring”. At Tatopani time permitting enjoy the refreshing hot bathe, after a fine stop walk carries on passing Dovan and Yaruphant villages, following Buri Gandaki River to Jagat village after crossing a short suspension bridge. Jagat is a nice village with a lodge, shops, and stores that make this village important for travelers to stop for overnight.

    Meals B,L,D
    Highlights Trek to Jagat 1,410m - 06 hrs.
    Accommodation TEA HOUSE
  • 5
    Trek to Dyang 1,800 m - 06 hrs.

    From Jagat continue to walk to a higher area still following Buri Gandaki River, coming across small farm village of Sidibas Bazaar, a lovely neat village with rest here a short climb and downhill to cross a suspension bridge to reach Nagjet. From here climb up to Philim, this is quite a large village with scattered farmhouses, after Philim trek onwards through farm terraces of golden fields of wheat’s and barley, then climb a rocky ridge-top into the bamboo forest to our overnight stop at Dyang village.

    Meals B,L,D
    Highlights Trek to Dyang 1,800 m - 06 hrs.
    Accommodation TEA HOUSE
  • 6
    Trek to Ghap 2,160 m - 04 hrs

    After Dyang onward heading to cooler climate into the alpine zone, morning walk continues with descending to a river reaching Bihi Bazaar. A small village near Riverside, villages from here higher up with more Tibetan culture of Buddhist religions, walk leads on a gradual trail with few short ups and downs till Ghap village for an overnight stop.

    Meals B,L,D
    Highlights Trek to Ghap 2,160 m - 04 hrs
    Accommodation TEA HOUSE
  • 7
    Trek to Lo-Gaon 3,180 m - 06 hrs.

    Morning from Ghap village walk along Budhi-Gandaki River, crossing the river through scattered small farm villages and cultivated farm fields of barley, wheat, and millets, and then to Numrung village with of Mt. Manaslu North Face, from here continue walk passing villages of Banjham, Lhi and Sho, gaining much altitude with an hour up to Shrip village, from here few hours walk to Lo Bazaar for an overnight stop in a nice lodge with local hospitality.

    Meals B,L,D
    Highlights Trek to Lo-Gaon 3,180 m - 06 hrs.
    Accommodation TEA HOUSE
  • 8
    Trek to Sama-Gaon 3,530 m - 05 hrs

    After Lo village, feel the altitude with cool temperature, from here onward tree lines disappear for few short juniper bushes and some Willow and Juniper trees, walk on a nice trail with views of snowcapped peaks and finally reaching a large village of Sama-Gaon for two overnight stops, situated on route Manaslu base camp and Larke-la.

    Meals B,L,D
    Highlights Trek to Sama-Gaon 3,530 m - 05 hrs
    Accommodation TEA HOUSE
  • 9
    Rest day at Sama-Gaon for acclimatization.

    A necessary rest day for acclimatization before heading higher area and over Larke-la pass, on this leisure day explore the interesting village of Sama-Gaon with strong Tibetan culture and custom, this village lies on an old Trans Himalaya Salt Trade and Caravan route of Nepal / Tibet, where trade and bartering still exist between in smaller number at present.

    Meals B,L,D
    Highlights Rest day at Sama-Gaon for acclimatization.
    Accommodation TEA HOUSE
  • 10
    Trek to Samdo 3,860 m - 05 hrs

    Morning walk heads towards last village at Samdo, on route Tibet and Larkya-la trail, local villagers been in trade with Tibet since hundreds of years. The trade exchange still exists one can find many Chinese goods around shops and stores in these villages. Continue walk with gentle climb overlooking views of snowcapped peaks and then ending the day walk at Samdo village for overnight stop.

    Meals B,L,D
    Highlights Trek to Samdo 3,860 m - 05 hrs
    Accommodation TEA HOUSE
  • 11
    Trek to Dharamsala / Larke Phedi 4,460 m - 04 hrs.

    Today a short walk to Larke Phedi or Dharmasala, after Samdo village leading to cross a few streams towards a dry and barren area, the morning walk is not tough except for altitude. Walking with a few short ups and downs and then completing the day at Larke Phedi, means the base of Larke-la pass. The afternoon takes a short hike and explores this beautiful area, where a strong trade market used to take place with Tibetans in the early days.

    Meals B,L,D
    Highlights Trek to Dharamsala / Larke Phedi 4,460 m - 04 hrs.
    Accommodation TEA HOUSE
  • 12
    Cross Larke la 5,160 m / 17,028 ft and to Bimthang 3,720 m - 08 hrs.

    Adventure with long daily walks, starting early morning to reach on top Larke-la pass at 5,160 meters, climb leads with amazing views of surrounding hills and valley including Mt. Manaslu, Larkya peak, Bouddha Himal, Himalchuli and of Peak 29. After a hard climb reaching on top, the pass festooned with Buddhist prayer flags, after enjoying the views and rest, descend to reach back into the forested area and at Bimthang for an overnight stop after a hard long day walk.

    Meals B,L,D
    Highlights Cross Larke la 5,160 m / 17,028 ft and to Bimthang 3,720 m - 08 hrs.
    Accommodation TEA HOUSE
  • 13
    Trek to Dharapani 1,860 m - 07 hrs.

    From morning last day walk on a downhill to Telje village by Marysangdi River, after this nice village an hour climb to Dharapani village, a nice large village of alpine climate standing at a junction of Manaslu and popular Annapurna circuit trail of Manang area.

    Meals B,L,D
    Highlights Trek to Dharapani 1,860 m - 07 hrs.
    Accommodation TEA HOUSE
  • 14
    Drive back to Kathmandu via Besisar - 08 hrs.

    Last day in high Himalaya, morning drive leads downhill past nice villages of Syange, Ngadi, Bulbule following the Marysangdi River all the way to a big town at Besisahar, the headquarter of Lamjung district, from here few hours’ a drive to Dumre, located on Pokhara and Kathmandu highway, from here an interesting drive reaches you at Kathmandu after a great mesmerizing time and adventure on Manaslu Circuit Trekking.

    Meals B/B
    Highlights Drive back to Kathmandu via Besisar - 08 hrs.
    Accommodation HOTEL


  • All arrival and departure transportation airport / hotel / airport.
  • Three Star (Tourist Standard) hotel in Kathmandu with bed / breakfast basis.
  • A guide who can speak English and government licensed.
  • Porter (2 clients: 1 porter).
  • Food in Trekking (B-L-D).
  • Lodge accommodation during trekking.
  • Applicable TIMS (Trekking Information Management Systems) card.
  • Manaslu restricted area permit.
  • Applicable TIMS (Trekking Information Management Systems), Manaslu and Annapurna Area Conservation and Special Permit for Manaslu Area.
  • Transportation by bus before and after trek with trips briefing with full information and reconfirmation of your international air tickets also.
  • Welcome or Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at authentic Nepalese restaurant with cultural programs.
  • Note: We strongly advise you to take out your personal travel insurance from home.


  • Nepal Visa-International airfare-personal travel / medical insurance.
  • Drinks items (soft & hard), personal expenses.
  • Emergency evacuation by any means of transportation including Heli services and personal medical kit.
  • Tips for guide and porter.
  • Early return from the trip due to personal / medical problem in this case clients should bear his / her own expenses on return from trek and in Kathmandu including expenses of accompanying guide / porters.


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