The life-changing Manaslu Trek with an 18-day itinerary. And, an all-inclusive trekking pricing that includes local guide, permit, and all necessary gear.
Manaslu trek is obvious tea-house trekking in Nepal offer snow-capped mountain peaks, high glacier lakes and discover the amazing flora and fauna.
The circuit of Manaslu trek covered the many Nepalese cultural heirlooms. Such as Gurungs and Indo-Tibetan settlements along the rocky mountain path. This is your chance to discover the unique Himalayan tradition, lakes and mountain people. That you will find on the Manaslu Larkya Pass hike.
The (8,163m) Mt. Manaslu Peak known as Kuntangchuli is eighth highest mountain peak in the Manaslu trekking route. Whether you want to hike from tea-house or you prefer to camp trek, Manaslu trekking is right for everyone. The Manaslu circuit hike is one of wilderness and challenging trek that goes up to 5,300m via Larkya-La Pass. The trek can be compress from 12 to 18 days as per your physical and emotional desire of hike. However, this hike requires a special hiking permit and admission ticket which is valid for Manaslu Circuit and Annapurna Circuit.
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What makes Manaslu Circuit Trek special?
Manaslu Circuit Trekking is considered by trekking experts to be one of the finest trekking in Nepal. Despite its recent popularity, the Manaslu Trek is still rural and less congested than other Nepal’s well-established teahouse treks. The world’s eighth highest peak Mount Manaslu (8,163m), is traversed during the climb.
Main features of Manaslu trek are:
- It is quite popular, yet it is still less congested than Annapurna Circuit or Everest Base Camp. Manaslu is becoming more well-known, yet there are still around ten times fewer hikers on the Manaslu Trail.
- The Manaslu circuit provides a wild and natural experience with genuine local culture and people, although it is not a camping trip, but rather a tea hose tour (lodge to lodge trek).
- The Manaslu trip is simple to reach; no long domestic flights are necessary.
- The first section of the trail follows Buri Gandaki, a deep and long river valley with several suspension bridge intersections.
- This hike encompasses all of Nepal’s flavors: you’ll travel from the subtropical forest at lower altitudes to the Himalayan foothills to the Himalayan highlands.
Getting to the Manaslu Circuit
Every morning between 6 and 7 a.m., public buses depart from Kathmandu for Arughat-Soti Khola. Local buses are overcrowded as more than two million people depart from Kathmandu Valley to celebrate Dashain festival. Visit their family back home in the countryside over the vacation. If your excursion occurs between the end of September and the beginning of October, it might be difficult to acquire a place on a bus for a last-minute booking. Except during festival times, bus seats are readily available. If you want a more pleasant travel to the beginning location of your hike, we may organize a private jeep that will be faster and more comfortable.
To avoid the road, there is an alternative trail
Since 2014, the Nepal army has begun constructing the road, and the government intends to link highways leading to the Tibet border. Due to road construction, the first two days of the Manaslu trekking trail will be affected and trekker will have to walk. And, in the not-too-distant future, they will extend the road all the way to Sama Gaun, where it will connect to China (Tibet). A new alternative trail has been researched that runs through the villages of Arughat (600m) — Manbu — Kashi Gaon (1800m) — Kerauja (2075m) before joining the main Manaslu route at Dovan. However, this new trail has basic logistic and trekking is more aerobic because it involves much up and down. But this “off the beaten path” trail has basic logistic and trekking is more aerobic because it involves much up and down.
Best time to trek Manaslu?
Spring season and Autumn season are the best months for trekking to Manaslu circuit. During this time, the visibility of mountains is outstanding with lots of seasonal flowers and villages providing spectacular views along the Manaslu trekking route. Manaslu trek during monsoon and winter is not highly recommended.
Manaslu Trek Cost
The 18 days tea-house Manaslu Trekking costs USD 1550 per person. All-inclusive package offered. However, you can customize your trek as per your request and the cost very depend on the customization. Please view below for the fixed departure dates for 2023/2024, if you wish to join Manaslu trek in Manaslu. And mail us for private and small group Manaslu circuit trek individually.
What is the length of the Manaslu Circuit Trek?
It is 177 kilometers long and depends on the beginning and end of the trip. Nevertheless, Nepal is the only country where trekking distances are calculated in days. The Manaslu Circuit trip usually takes 12–18 days. If you incorporate more side trips, you’ll need more days. Tsum Valley Trek needs an additional week, and there are several more day trip sites such as Kaal Taal (Death Lake), Hinang Gompa, Himalchuli Base Camp, Manaslu Base Camp, Pungyen Gompa, and Lajung La. As a result, your itinerary is determined by the time you have, your interests and previous trekking experience, and your physical health. Our 18-day pre-planned trek is a condensed version of the Manaslu trek that fits into the financial and schedule constraints of moderate hikers. Please contact us for a tailored excursion.
Permits for Manaslu Trek
To regulate tourism in the area, the Manaslu Region has been designated a restricted area by the government of Nepal. Independent hikers are therefore not permitted in Manaslu, and trekkers must receive a special entry permission.
In addition, a local guide and a minimum of two trekkers are required according to government regulations. Additionally, a registered agency must process your permit. The Manaslu Circuit’s essential permits cannot be issued by independent guides.
- Special Restricted Area Permit for Manaslu (Manaslu RAP)
- Manaslu Conservation Area Permit (MCAP Permit)
- Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP Permit)
Note: If you are a path sprinter, there is a Manaslu trail running occasion. If it’s not too much trouble get in touch with us to enroll.
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- Trip Code: NFH11
- Trip Type: Trekking
- Start/End: Kathmandu -
- Group Size: 2-15
- Accommodation: Tea House
- Best Season:
- Daily Walking Hour: 5 to 9 Hours
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Kathmandu sightseeing in UNESCO sites, Syambhunath Temple – Patan Durbar Square – Lalitpur city of handmade statues and silver jewelries, Kirtipur hill top city – An oldest newari farmer village and manaslu trekking preparation. Hotel B/B plan.
Bustling drive to Soti Khola via Arughat Bazaar – the getaway to Manaslu circuit and Tsum valley trekking, 90km paved road drive than 32km off road and dusty trail takes 5 to 6 hours drive. Explore local market in Arughat area and 1 more hour local jeep/bus drive to Soti Khola. Guest House. B/L/D..
Trek to Macha Khorla Bashi village along the Budi Gandaki river bank, hike from paddy fields, cross local villages, small rivers, Water falls and scenic beauties of Manaslu area.. Trek about 6 to 7 hours. Stay at local family owned simple guest house with private room, common toilet and shower.B/L/D.
Trek to Jagat via Tatopani – Hot spring and Dovan – Geteway to Manaslu and Tsum Valley and Entry point of Manaslu Conservation Area and Non touristic zone. A short hike you will reach the Thado dhunga where we can drink hot tee. After short climb we reach a wide and flat area is called Yaru Phanta. Probably it is one of the best place to see the rocky and flat river sounds with frozen water. After short hike you will reach Jagat village. Is was a Custom office for Upper Manaslu section from Tibet. Before the Maoist civil war change and now again you can look. A police check post for Manaslu Circuit trek Permit. Small Village well prepared stone steps trail before and after village. Trek about 6 to 7 hours. Stay at family guest house with common toilet. B/L/D.
Trek to Filim village also not long distance. But stay in Filim will be worth full. The beautiful manaslu train with great scenery begin form this day. After short walk you will reach a peaceful and beautiful village is call Salleri. Small village with corn and potatoes fields on windy valley. Continue mixed trail to Sirdibasa take another 2 hours. A small Gurung village. After 15 minute Ghatte Khola is a interesting for us. Because this is the name of Flower Meal River. Many of water meal running by water power we can visit that. Crossing long 390 m. suspension you will have good fun. A short step to Philim Village you will get tired. A Nice Buddhist village where they offer Wireless WiFi service to. Visit Conservation project and school and local farmer houses, walk with local with local tasty food is kind of relax time after few days trek in Manaslu. B/L/D.
Trek to Dyang – Changing Vegetation again walk along the rocky trail, cross beautiful waterfalls and green masala forest on narrow river valley. Takes about 5 to 6 hours. After 1 hour hike you will reach Ekale Bhatti a small village offer tee and short rest. The fantasy rocky trail sometime you will get afraid to. Don’t worry, we have experience guide and support team. Can enjoy with the natural water fall. Just before the bridge there are 2 trail 1 goes to Tsum Valley. We let that trail and keep continue follow the classic trade route trail to Dyang. This 3 hours walk along the dense pine and Masala mixed forest with crossing many suspension bridge over the Budhi Gandaki River. You will reach middle of jungle Pewa Small Guest house offer great lunch run by local people. Than continue 1 hour trek you reach Dyang village. A windy village stay on family guest house with private room service. B/L/D.
Trekking to Gap, A great challenge hike into the Nature wonders. Compare other day we walk more hours. Trek up down, forest and dry sunny trail. After 3 hours mostly uphill trail you reach Bhe Phadi where we take our lunch. After that continue trek to Gap another 3 hours. Before Gap you will see the best Buddhist stupas and stone prayer walls with colorful Tibetan letter. Walk along the village and green valley you will reach guest house. A simple guest house run by Ex- trekking guide offer best service. B/L/D. Day hike to Prok Village and side trip to Kala Tal also suggested if you want and have extra spare day. To visit the Prok village you can go by our experience guide. A nice farmer village with flat farming land, few home stay guest houses and a community guest house run by Japanese charity. On the top of Village a Great Monastery offer all the village and valley view. All the trail you walk along the stone walls and stone carving Buddhist prayer mane wall. Most of Gurung and Thakuri community speak Tibetan language. Small primary school with 2 teachers. Offer Tibetan Butter tee on Monastery. Beware from local Dogs!! sometime when they see different face barking lot. After the village you may walk up to Kala Tal – Lake that takes about 3 hours climb up and 3 hours walk down with the permission of Local Community with hiring local Guide for safety reason. Local Guide can be order by Prok village community club with the paying of 15US$ per guide. The lake is beautiful and look black. That reason they say Kala. Located on the high after the green line in wild. Very less tourist and people visit this lake on Manaslu Circuit Trek beside of local Nubri Valley people. On the trail you will have great view of Siringi Himal, Ganesh Himal and more mountain range. Beware form dark! this is the are they found many Black beers and always dangerous at late evening to the village and villagers farming land.
Trek to Lho Enter the Nubri Valley, is a great challenge and climb many altitude in a day before crossing larkya la pass. Experience a alpine forest walk over 2500m. Great view of M. Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Mountain Monkeys welcoming you from the jungle, rhododendron forest and flower if you trek on March and April. Short tee break in Namrung you can have WIFI asses. Visit small Buddhist Monastery and Manaslu Trek permit controlled by Nepal Police. After 1.5 hour uphill we reach Lee village where we stop for Lunch. A Village with Apple garden and Community Hospital. Visit mountain hospital than keep continue trek to Lho. It mean highest place in Tibetan Language. A big village in Numri Valley. Stay at comfortable guest house. B/L/D.
Lho to Samagoan trek – Morning Visit the Lho Monastery and Buddhist Monks School, a short day hike to Samagoan via Syala village. The trek allows you to acclimatize and enjoy the spectacular mountain sceneries, walk through alpine rhododendron forest before entering the Samagaon village. You will walk along the paddy fields just before Sama and passing many spiritual devotes Buddhist Mani walls, Stuppas and Chorten. In Sama Village you will welcoming by Great Buddhist entrance gate to enter the village. From village it offer a great view of Mt. Manaslu North Face and other mountain range. Afternoon We can Visit the Sama Monastery which is one of the famous on Manaslu Trek. B/L/D.
Rest day at Samagoan village – exploration village, Birendra lake manaslu glacier view and manaslu base camp back to camp or Hike to Pungyan Gompa. B/L/D. A rest day at Samagoan – In sama there are many option for you for sight exploration. Our guide give you detail information and decide where to go and the best. Depend on whether condition, A side trip to the spectacular Manaslu Base Camp up to 4900m. is not to be missed. Leave early morning form guest house, we follow the yak harder trail and steep ascent into a slop and into a moraine you will reach the Manaslu Base Camp. From there, you will have magnificent view of the Manaslu Glacier, turquoise Birendra Lake great view of Sama Gaon, awe-inspiring mountains form 360 angels and the long horizon valley with Siringi Himal and Ganesh Himal range. Another alternative option beside of the manaslu base camp and birendra lake, a short hike to Pungyan Gompa and the glacial lake through rhododendron forest and yak kharka. You will walk from the ridge of Pungyan Glacier and a grassy plateau. Discover the Pungyan Gompa at the end of corner and bottom of Mt. Manaslu that was destroyed by avalanche during the winter. Still a small monastery were there and open only seasonable. From there you will get even more close with the glacier and can see many yaks along the trial.
Another short walk to Samdo village – getting so close to Tibet. Today you will finished green tree line and enter the alpine zone, yaks homes, buck white and potato growing land. little high altitude excursion at afternoon for comfort sleep. It is the best natural medicine and mountain rules. Visit and say Namaste to mountain goats, yaks and mountain griffins. Back to Guest house and hot tea in warm dining room. Stay on mountain guest house twin share basis room and sharing and caring toilets. B/L/D.
Trekking to Dharmasala trekking in dry and high altitude area nearby Tibetan Border. Stunning view of Mt. Manaslu and precious mountain view. Hard breathing walk on less oxygen zone and staying on highest elevation in Larkya Pass Trek. Stay on Mountain Guest House or Tented Camp, run by Ex-trekkers team. B/L/D.
Big day for manaslu trekking early morning start larkya la pass trek, cross larkya pass 5272m, trekking to Bhimtang camp with meal. B/L/D. Larky La Pass – It is a challenging trekking pass in Nepal on Manaslu trek without any technically difficulties. Offer breathtaking view of Mt. manaslu (8163m), Himlung Himal (7126m), Cheo Himal (6820m), Gyaji Kung (7030m), Annapurna II (7983m), Larkya Peak (6249m) and other mountains from along the pass. Suggested always begin your larkya pass hiking after the day light in Morning like 5 to 6 Am. Before that time, Nepal Footprint Guide will not begin this day because of safety reason. Sometime due to the bad weather when heavy snowing and wines you might to stop to cross the pass and try another day. From Larkya Phadi Dharmashala cross glacial moraine and past four frozen lakes as you make your way to the pass. After the pass, descent down trail is steep and mostly ICE trail about 300m. Along the down trail you cross one of glacier lake Ponkar Tal than come to Bhimtang at the end of Moraines and dead glacier on grassy land.
Trekking to Tilje village getting more close to Annapurna trek from west side of Manaslu Mountain. A nice and cold morning you will begin your all the way down hiking along the dense forest of Pines trees, Oaks and Rhododendron forest. Also you have great view of Phungi Himal and Manslu Mountain view from the White river bank which is begin form Glacier of Larkya and Himlung Himal. At Goa we stop for lunch than continue walk along the villages and farming fields to Tilje village. A join settlement houses village offer comfortable accommodation just before end of Manaslu Trek. Tilje is the last night for Manaslu Circuit Hike. From next day you enter Annapurna Conservation area and stop in Annapurna circuit trek guest house. Comfortable Guest House. B/L/D.
Easy town Trekking to Jagat on Annapurna Circuit trekking Trail along the Tal Village. We do not walk along the road use always alternative and walking trail. About 5 to 6 hours, last night in Manaslu Circuit Trek. Lodge stay, free WIFI service. B/L/D
4×4 drive to Bashishar via Bulbule by local transport and change the bus then drive to Kathmandu evening Kathmandu another 5 to 6 hours. B/L and Hotel only
- Airport pickup, drop off and all ground transport by private vehicle.
- Standard twin sharing Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast as per itinerary.
- Trekking Lodge (Tea House) accommodations throughout the trek.
- Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the Manaslu Circuit trek.
- All necessary paper works for Manaslu Conservation Park Entry Permit and TIMS card.
- Experience and knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking well trained, Government License holder guide with his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport to Arughat/Bashshishar, and insurance.
- Friendly and helpful porters with proper walking equipment, his salary, foods, accommodation, and insurance (one porter for two people).
- Comprehensive medical box (first aid kit will be available).
- Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service (paid by your Travel Insurance company).
- Government taxes and official expenses.
- Emergency lifesaver oxygen and mask support.
- Guided Kathmandu sightseeing tour with private vehicles.
- Assistant guide group size of more than 5 person group.
- Welcome and farewell dinner in a Nepalese restaurant with a culture show.
What’s Not Include
- International Airfare from and to Kathmandu.
- Nepal entry visa fee (30 US$ for 15 days and 50 US$ for 30 Days on arrival at Tribhuwan International
- Personal Travel and Medical Insurance.
- Meals whilst you are in Kathmandu, Lunch, and Dinner as per itinerary.
- Your Personal Expenses and trekking equipment for the trek.
- All the beverages, bar bills, cold and hot drinks on trek ( i.e. those you choose to purchase along the way and during evenings in the Tea Houses)
- All desserts sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
- Hot shower and battery charging on the tea houses.
- Tips for the guide, porter, and driver (Tipping is expected)
- Kathmandu sightseeing monument entrance fees.
- Excess baggage more than 12 kg. (If you have extra baggage you can leave in Kathmandu office with full safety)
The given prices is per person and exclude international flights. Fixed departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favorable for you, please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.