Manaslu Circuit Trek

14 Days

Trip Info

  • Hotel/Lodges
  • Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November)
  • English
  • Bus,Taxi,Plane
  • 5106m
  • Guided

Trip Info

  • Hotel/Lodges
  • Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November)
  • English
  • Bus,Taxi,Plane
  • 5106m
  • Guided


Nestled between the grandeur of Annapurna to the west and the majestic Ganesh Himal to the east, the Manaslu Circuit Trek stands as a testament to the allure of off-the-beaten-path adventures in Nepal. This teahouse trek, gaining popularity since it fully opened to foreigners in 2010, encircles the colossal Mt. Manaslu, the eighth-highest peak globally, soaring to an impressive altitude of 8163 meters. The trek unveils a captivating journey along the ancient salt trading route following the Budhi Gandaki river, with awe-inspiring views of ten peaks surpassing 6500 meters, including a handful exceeding 7000 meters.

The highlight of the Manaslu Circuit is the breathtaking traverse over the snow-covered Larkya La pass, providing trekkers with panoramic vistas of the surrounding Himalayan landscapes. The trek offers an authentic glimpse into the rudimentary rural civilization characteristic of the Tibetan lifestyle, particularly evident at the Manaslu Base Camp situated at an elevation of 4800 meters. As part of the Manaslu Conservation Area, the trek is not only a cultural expedition but also a rendezvous with endangered wildlife such as Himalayan Tahr, blue sheep, and the elusive red panda, amidst diverse flora.

Covering a total distance of 177 kilometers, the Manaslu Circuit Trek unfolds over 14-17 days, immersing trekkers in the captivating beauty of the Himalayas and the rich biodiversity of the region. It is crucial to note that Manaslu is a restricted area, and solo travel is not permitted. A minimum of two trekkers accompanied by a licensed guide is required, adding an element of safety and ensuring a responsible exploration of this pristine and culturally rich terrain.


  • A complete teahouse trek
  • Less crowded and peaceful trek with off-beaten trails.
  • Diverse flora and fauna of Manaslu Conservation Area.
  • Amazing hospitality of Gurung, Sherpa, and Tibetan ethnic groups.
  • Cross one of the highest pass, the Larkya La pass.
  • Enjoy the stunning views of the highest peaks like Cheo Himal, Himlung Himal, Annapurna II, Kang Guru, and Manaslu itself.


Arrive in Kathmandu and check into your hotel. Explore the vibrant capital city and prepare for the trek.

Drive to Sotikhola, the starting point of the trek. Witness diverse landscapes during the journey.

Trek alongside the Budhi Gandaki River to Machha Khola, passing through charming villages.

Continue the trek, crossing suspension bridges and encountering traditional Gurung villages. Reach Jagat.

Trek through dense forests and quaint settlements, arriving at the village of Deng.

Ascend through bamboo and rhododendron forests, enjoying panoramic mountain views. Reach Namrung.

Trek to Samagaun, a picturesque village with views of Mt. Manaslu and explore the local culture.

Take a day to acclimatize, explore Samagaun, and enjoy the stunning mountain scenery.

Continue the trek to Samdo, a Tibetan refugee village, and marvel at the Himalayan vistas.

Ascend to Dharamsala, also known as Larkya Phedi, situated at the base of the Larkya La pass.

Cross the challenging Larkya La pass, reveling in breathtaking mountain views. Descend to Bimthang.

Trek through alpine landscapes to Dharapani, passing lush meadows and traditional villages.

Continue the descent, concluding the trek in Syange. Drive back to Kathmandu.

Depart from Kathmandu, marking the end of your unforgettable Manaslu Circuit Trek.


Is a special permit required for the Manaslu Circuit Trek?

Yes, a special permit is required for the Manaslu Circuit as it falls under a restricted area. Additionally, trekkers need to obtain the necessary trekking permits for the Annapurna Conservation Area.

Is solo trekking allowed on the Manaslu Circuit?

No, solo trekking is not allowed in the Manaslu region. Trekkers must be accompanied by at least one licensed guide, and there should be a minimum of two trekkers in a group.

What is the difficulty level of the Manaslu Circuit Trek?

The Manaslu Circuit Trek is considered moderately difficult. It involves challenging terrain, high-altitude trekking, and crossing the Larkya La Pass. Adequate physical fitness and acclimatization are essential.

What wildlife can be seen in the Manaslu Conservation Area?

The Manaslu Conservation Area is home to various wildlife, including Himalayan Tahr, blue sheep, red panda, and diverse bird species.

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Manaslu Circuit Trek
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From US $1250 US $1100
/ Adult