Manaslu Circuit Trek




14 days

Trip Overview

Trekking the Manaslu Circuit: A Journey Through Nepal’s Untouched Beauty

Nepal’s Manaslu Circuit trek offers one of the most exciting and dramatic trekking experiences, leading adventurers to Manaslu, the world’s eighth-highest peak at 8,163 meters. This trek stands out for its stunning Himalayan peaks, scenic valleys, remote pastures, traditional villages, and ever-changing landscapes. Unlike other popular treks in Nepal, the Manaslu Circuit’s remoteness adds a unique charm, making it a coveted journey for trekkers seeking solitude and pristine natural beauty.

The Allure of Manaslu

The main allure of trekking the Manaslu Circuit lies in its isolation and untouched natural scenery. Additionally, the trail offers breathtaking views of towering peaks, lush forests, and picturesque valleys. Moreover, trekkers will pass through diverse landscapes, from dense forests and terraced fields to alpine meadows and glacial rivers. Along the route, the traditional villages provide a glimpse into the local culture and lifestyle, with their ancient monasteries, chortens, and prayer wheels.

Historical Significance

Trekking in the Manaslu region only became possible in 1992, making it a relatively new addition to Nepal’s trekking routes. This late opening has preserved the region’s natural beauty and cultural heritage. As a restricted area, it requires special permits, ensuring that only a limited number of trekkers can access it each year. Consequently, this restriction helps protect the environment and maintain the area’s pristine condition.

Trekking Requirements

Trekking the Manaslu Circuit comes with specific requirements. Firstly, trekkers need special permits to enter the restricted area. Secondly, they must trek with a registered Nepali trekking company. Lastly, they must have at least two trekkers in their group, not including the guide and porter. These regulations ensure safety and preserve the local environment and culture.


The Manaslu Circuit trek offers a unique and rewarding experience for those seeking adventure off the beaten path. With its dramatic scenery, cultural richness, and sense of remoteness, this trek provides an unforgettable journey through one of Nepal’s most beautiful and unspoiled regions. Embracing the challenge and privilege of trekking the Manaslu Circuit allows adventurers to discover the unparalleled beauty of Nepal’s hidden gem.

Trip Itinerary

Our representative will meet you at the airport according to your flight arrival time. You'll have no trouble getting to the hotel and checking in. Before departing, our team members will brief you on the trek and collect your passport and photo for the permits. Take your time exploring Thamel's lively streets. We will gather with the guides and trekkers for the welcome dinner.

We will analyze the gear you need for the treks and, if we have any, recommend that you buy, rent, or receive it from us. The Kathmandu Valley may be explored in a single day. If you'd like, we may arrange for a tour guide to assist you as you tour Kathmandu (it costs extra).

After breakfast in Kathmandu, we will drive to MachhaKhola. Seeing the road condition, the bus ride may be lengthy, so brace yourself and prepare to enjoy the scenery. The road can be bumpy at times. Experience the thrill of a local ride.

Cross a river and ascend to KhorlaBesi from MachhaKhola. You will slowly walk along a beautiful river valley, passing by beautiful waterfalls and landslides. The trail will take you to Tatopani village, which is known for its natural hot springs, and then across the BudhiGandaki river on an exciting suspension bridge. You will climb up to ThadoBharyang after passing through Doban and crossing another suspension bridge over YaruKhola. The way leads to Jagat, over night stay at trekking lodge.

Trek down to Sirdibas (1,430 m), where we'll see our first signs of Buddhist culture on this trek, after trekking along the riverbed and then on the rocky ridge to Salleri (1,440 m), catching wonderful views of Sringi Himal (7,187 m). Trekking and crossing Nepal's longest suspension bridge were followed by a hike up to the wealthy Gurung village of Philim (1,590 m). Philim has maize, potato, and millet fields, as well as azure pine and oak. Trek to Ekle Bhatti, then enter a steep gorge before crossing the Budhi Gandaki to indicate that you have entered the Manaslu area, as we have been trekking on the Tsum-Manaslu common ridge up to this point. Deng is a small village that is surrounded by a bamboo forest. over night stay at trekking lodge.


Trek from BihiPhedi to Namrung (2,660m) trekking about 6 hours

We will trek down to the SringiKhola Valley, cross the river, and hike through the forests until we reach the village of Ghap. We can feel our ascent, and the pleasant cooler nights and Himalayan views are becoming more visible. the forests of fir and rhododendron, Nepal's national bird, Lophophorus (a type of pheasant), and Himalayan monal that we are traveling through a stone khani to picturesque Namrung (archway). (6-hour journey). over night stay at trekking lodge.

Tibetan culture has a strong influence on the surrounding area. The cliffs are disappearing as we trek to a valley with views of Manaslu (8,163 m), Manaslu North (7,157 m), and Naike Peak (5,515 m). We continue through forests of fir, rhododendron, oak, and Khani to the village of Lihi, which has a few gompas. We hike through the Shrip Gorge and over the HinanKhola into the village of Lho. Trek through dense forests from Lho to a plateau at Shyaula (3,520 m), with spectacular views of Himalchuli (7,893 m), NgadaChuli (7,879 m), and Manaslu. Because we arrive before lunch, we have enough time to visit PungyenGompa and Manaslu Glacier Lake (Birendra Tal). (6-hour trip with stops). over night stay at trekking lodge.

The trail today appears to be easy, as it is mostly flat through juniper and birch forests via KermoKharka, and then we hike down to cross the river. After reaching the merging of the BudhiGandaki and ShyaleKhola valleys, the village of Samdo is a Tibetan refugee settlement just below the Pang Puchi's summit (6,335 m). Tibetans, pilgrims, traders, and smugglers all used the last valley. We can rest and explore Samdo's village (a 3-hour trek).

We have the option of taking an interesting 8-hour side trip to the Tibetan border with our packed lunch and plenty of drinking water or simply walking around Samdo and observing their daily life, which is also very interesting. It not only allows you to observe daily life, but it also shows you the various stories of the locals. over night stay at trekking lodge.

We descend to 3,850 meters to cross the BudhiGandaki before ascending through juniper and tundra in and out of ravines to the Larkya Guest House, the final stop before Larkya La. (the pass). Dharamsala is another name for this location (3-hour trek). We can hike further up to acclimatize and come back to our guest house  for over night.

We must leave early in the morning to catch the sunrise over the pass and to avoid the strong wind after midday.Keep your torch close by as you start the steep, stunning walk over several illusory ridges to the prayer flags, cairns, and breathtaking views of the Annapurna and Manaslu massifs that mark the high point of the Larkya La before beginning the steep hike down to Bimtang (8-hour trek).When the sun shines on the half-frozen lakes on the pass, they are breathtaking. over night stay at trekking lodge.

We trek from Bimtang through the forests and pastures of the DudhKhola Valley to Dharapani, where we join the more popular Annapurna Circuit Trek trail, thanks to Manaslu. (7-hour journey).

We will descend from Dharapani. To reach Jagat, we descend near the MarsyangdiNadiGorgeto. (6-hour journey). While trekking down from Dharapani  considering the roads,  you can also charter a Jeep and drive  back to Kathmandu or  POkhara on extra cost Or share Jeeps are available from Dharapani to Besisahar where you wil be taking bus to Kathmandu.

For the first half of the day, we will travel to Besisahar in a shared Jeep. You will get a view of the village surrounding Besisahar. After we have refreshed, we will take a bus from Besisahar to Kathmandu. It will take us about ten hours to travel from Besisahar to Kathmandu.

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Price Includes

  • Airport Pick up/drop
  • 3 nights accommodation in kathmandu at tourist standard hotel
  • all inclusive trek such as Ground transportation, necessary permits ( including special permit), entrance fess, professional guide, porter/porters, and their expenses including their insurance and equipments
  • Your accommodation in the guesthouse
  • Three meals a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner) with cup of  tea/coffee

Price Excludes

  • Beverages
  • Tips
  • Your insurance
  • Personal/natural expenses
  • Food in  Kathmandu except daily breakfast

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