Manaslu Circuit Trek - 18 Days

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Duration: 18 Days
  • Trip Grade: Strenuous
  • Cost start: US$ 895 (P/P)
  • Accomodation: Tea house/lodge
  • Trip Style: Trekking/hiking
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About Trip:

The Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of the most well-known trekking routes when it comes to reaching an untouched and preserved areas of Nepal. The Manaslu region is less explored by trekkers as it was opened for trekking only since 1991. Mt. Manaslu (8,163m) is the highest peak in the region and is the eight highest mountains in the world, located in the western-central region of Nepal and was first climbed by a Japanese expedition team in 1956. Because of the few visitors, the journey offers less trodden paths with a pure natural environment, rich bio-diversity, breathtaking views of the Himalaya mountains and authentic Buddhist culture and tradition. It requires minimum 2 trekkers to obtain special permit, government registered trekking agency like Nepal Trekking Experts and a license holder guide to enter the majestic Manaslu circuit which is protected by the Manaslu Conservation Area Project helping to preserve the wide varieties of flora & fauna. The Manaslu Circuit Trek offers an opportunity to experience not only the ever changing and spellbinding natural environments but also a look into the lives and unique cultures of the traditional Tamang and Sherpa societies in this magical region of Nepal.

The 18 days Manaslu Circuit Trek is considered to be a strenuous trekking level. The main activities of Manaslu Trek is trekking and hiking with cultural, historical and natural diversities reaching a maximum elevation of 5160m. The trek commences with a drive to Arughat/Soti Khola from where the trail will proceed through numerous local settlements and changing Eco-systems ranging from rugged landscapes, jungle, pine forests and spectacular panorama views of the surrounding mountain peaks. The biggest challenge as well as experience of the Manaslu Circuit Trek will be the crossing of the snow covered Larke La (5160m), only a mere 8 km from the Tibet border. From here you get the stunning view of Larke peak (6249m), Himlung Himal (7126m), Cheo Himal (6820m), Gyaji Kang (7038m), Kang Guru (6981m) and Annapurna II (7937m). From Larke La the trek is descending rapidly to Bhimthang known for its excellent accommodation and stunning view of the snow-capped mountains once again. The remaining of the trek will take us along the Dudh Khola river (Milk river), passing through beautiful forest of pine, juniper and rhododendron before finally reaching Dharapani from where it is possible to join us for another adventure of Annapurna region or driving back to Kathmandu or Pokhara. The best time for Manaslu circuit trek is March to May and September to November. For further detail please feel free contact us and visit our Manaslu region blog.

Trip Highlights

  • Numerous beautiful waterfalls, flora & fauna etc.
  • Dramatically changing landscape every single day
  • Great opportunities of exploring authentic Tibetan culture, religion, communities etc.
  • Eight highest peak of the world Mt. Manaslu and various towering mountain vistas surroundings
  • Experience with Home stay and magnificent side trips such as: Kal Tal, Pungen Gumpa, Manaslu Base Camp, Tibet border etc.
  • Adventure of the Larke La and 360 degree amazing mountain vistas
  • Peace and less crowded trek
  • Great opportunity exploring with local guide

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Welcome at airport and transfer to the Hotel.

Day 02: Free day for trekking preparation.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Arughat/Sotikhola by drive.

Day 04: Soti to Machhakhola.(869m, 7hrs)

Day 05: Machhakhola to Jagat(1340m, 7hrs)

Day 06: Jagat to Deng(6/7hrs,1860m)

Day 07: Deng to Namrung(2630m, 7hrs)

Day 08: Namrung to Loho. (3180m, 4hrs)

Day 09: Loho to Sama(3520m, 3hrs).

Day 10: Acclimatization day. After breakfast we can hike around Birendra lake/Manaslu Base camp or Pungen Gumpa etc. Options can be discuss with your guide depending on your fitness and needs.

Day 11: Sama to Samdo(3860m, 3hrs)

Day 12: Hike to open and interesting ancient trading Tibet border called Rui La 4998m and back to Samdo for overnight (8hrs).

Day 13: Samdo to Dharmasala(7hrs, 4460m)

Day 14: Dharmasala to Larke La 5160m then Bhimthang overnight(3590, 8hrs).

Day 15: Bhimthang to Dharapani(1960m, 7/8hrs).

Day 16: Dharapani to Kathmandu/Pokhara by drive.

Day 17: Leisure day

Day 18: Join with different program or farewell

Trip cost includes/excludes:

  • Complementary all airports pick up drop
  • 2 night accommodation in Kathmandu on Standard Hotel with Breakfast (Twin Sharing Base)
  • Welcome dinner in typical Nepali restaurant with guide
  • All necessary trekking permits like Manaslu special, Manaslu conservation area, Annapurna conservation area.
  • 3 times meals a day such as Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during trekking period.
  • All accommodation during mountain.
  • Kathmandu to Sotikhola and Dharapani to Kathmandu/Pokhara by public bus
  • Complementary duffel bag/agency T-shirt (for your trekking equipment if needed)
  • Government registered, English Speaking professional local guide with medical kit
  • Staffs insurance, well paid salary, meal, accommodation, equipment, transportation etc..
  • Rescue arrangements if needed
  • Certificate of achievement if needed
  • Agency service charge and government tax/vat
  • International airfare & Nepal visa fee
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal Insurance, personal expenses,Laundry, Hot shower, Lost and theft etc.
  • Temple/monastery entrance fee
  • All drinks, chocolate bar, dessert etc.
  • Tip to Staffs 

Note:- Above itinerary is just a guideline. If you are not satisfied please feel free customize your own.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Welcome at airport and transfer to the Hotel.

Welcome at Airport and transfer to the Hotel. Introduce about program then enjoy your first night in cultural diversity Kathmandu.

Day 02Free day for trekking preparation.

Day 03Kathmandu to Arughat/Sotikhola by drive.

Day 04Soti to Machhakhola.(869m, 7hrs)

Day 05Machhakhola to Jagat(1340m, 7hrs)

Day 06Jagat to Deng(6/7hrs,1860m)

Day 07Deng to Namrung(2630m, 7hrs)

Day 08Namrung to Loho. (3180m, 4hrs)

Day 09Loho to Sama(3520m, 3hrs).

Day 10Acclimatization day. After breakfast we can hike around Birendra lake/Manaslu Base camp or Pungen Gumpa etc. Options can be discuss with your guide depending on your fitness and needs.

Day 11Sama to Samdo(3860m, 3hrs)

Day 12Hike to open and interesting ancient trading Tibet border called Rui La 4998m and back to Samdo for overnight (8hrs).

Day 13Samdo to Dharmasala(7hrs, 4460m)

Day 14Dharmasala to Larke La 5160m then Bhimthang overnight(3590, 8hrs).

Day 15Bhimthang to Dharapani(1960m, 7/8hrs).

Day 16Dharapani to Kathmandu/Pokhara by drive.

Day 17Leisure day

Day 18Join with different program or farewell

Departure Detail

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Read Reviews

Magnificent Manaslu

Magnificent Manaslu


Namasté! Me and my friend did the amazing Manaslu Circuit Trek with our guide Rabin, the brother of Rajesh. Rajesh planned our trip from Kathmandu and it was clear that he did a great job, as we had the best rooms in the lodges and that both Raj and Rabin are very well-known and liked by the locals, which just made the trek even more amazing! We had some tough days and some easy days all together adding up to a lifechanging experience. I will definetly be back for a new adventure with these guys and I will recommend you to do the same!!

Victor Skou Rolighed, Denmark


Amazing Adventure


We couldn't have been happier with our experience trekking the Manaslu circuit with our amazing guide Dalgit. The company was very professional and able to quickly adapt to extenuating circumstances such as the spontaneous national holiday on the day they needed to get our hiking permits. Dalgit is the best guide we've used anywhere in the world - kind, thoughtful, and patient, while strong, adventurous, and willing to go the extra mile. He is extremely knowledgeable about the area around Manaslu that he grew up in and generous in sharing his insights on Nepalese culture and history. Thank you for sharing this adventure of a lifetime with us!

Siddhartha Rathod, United States


A Special Trip


I had traveled to Nepal as a young backpacker 25 years ago and always wanted to return. Fast forward to to 2016 and I finally made it back with my 22 year old son Josh. Raj was recommended to me be a number of happy customers. I worked with Raj in the weeks prior to travel, and he made all the preparations with ease. My son and I completed the manaslu circuit , and we would like to highly recommend our guide Rabin Neupane. Raj organised everything for our trip and provided Rabin as our Guide. Rabin the younger brother to Raj, has been guiding in the region for many years and his english and knowledge was excellent. Over the 2 weeks Rabin ensured we were always safe all our needs were looked after. He become a great friend to my son and I and the nightly card games a highlight!! Manaslu basecamp was a extra bonus on a perfect day. A big thank you to Rabin our guide, Raju our porter and Raj for everything. We will be back soon.

Richard O'Connell, Australia

Life changing people and experiences!

Life changing people and experiences!


I went trekking with 1 friend in October 2016. I don't Think we were sure of what exactly we had signed up for, but after finishing The trek, we had No doubt That The trek was The most amazing, hard, challenging, beautiul and life-changing few weeks, we have and most likely Ever will experience. The owner of The company, Raj, picked us up from The Airport, made sure we had a hotel and showed us the best places to eat, and invited us over for tea/to chat at his Office every single day. We Met our guide Bikram The first or second day in Kathmandu, and he was a bit shy at first, but as we talked more and more, he opened up, and he is one of The most joking/happy people I have ever Met. He helped us get The last few items before our trek, and helped us pack our stuff properly. During The trek he told us Many amazing stories about himself, hos family and also from his past treks. He was 100% professional when he had to be, had amazing knowledge of the trek itself, and had hundreds of tips for us during our trek and things to be careful of. He would almost always stay behind us, to make sure we would not get lost, and was there to encourage us and give us a small push, when we needed it the most. Raj made sure to help us throughout our entire month stay in nepal. So after trekking Manaslu for two weeks, he helped us from our trip to Chitwan national park, transportation throughout nepal, our bungee-jump, invited us home to meet his family, and literally any problem/thought we had, he would help us... and expect nothing back. Trekking was amazing, but The people behind The Company are twice as amazing. They made sure to do everything, for us to have a Good stay in nepal. Much love to you and your family Raj and Bikram! I miss you and hope we Can meet again in The future. Oscar

Oscar Skou Rolighed, Denmark

Useful Info

  • Kindly take permission while taking photos of locals
  • Respect the local culture
  • Take a wall side or safe side while passing donkeys on the way
  • If you are on the landslide area please heads up around and pass without delay
  • Better to avoid alcohol or smoke above 3000 m.
  • Drink more than 3 liter of water per day
  • Be aware with altitude symptoms
  • Minimum 2 trekkers require to obtain special permits



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