What to Expect

  • High altitude trek to Larke Pass (5160 mt.).
  • Off the beaten path with verdant forest.
  • Magnificent view of the Himalayas including Siringi Himal, the Pangboche Peak, Mt Himalchuli and Mt Manaslu (8,163 mt.).
  • Animals and vegetation: from tropical to subtropical to Temperate to sub-alpine to alpine beyond the tree-line with forests, home of many animals including the black-face-white-fur Langoors, white-on-the-tail but brown-overall deer as well as the kalij pheasant
  • Passes through numerous villages the ones that are found in the Hilly and Mountainous areas of Nepal

About Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of Nepal’s most exciting trekking routes. The popularity of the route has been growing exponentially over the last few years primarily as an alternative to the neighboring Annapurna Circuit.

The showpiece mountain of this Manaslu Circuit Trek is thetwin-peaked Manaslu (8156 m, 26,758 ft). Manaslustands out as the eighth highest peak on the planet. Along the route to the Himalayan highlands are lush jungles and scenic villages surrounded by terraced fields. Eventually, the trail rises to a barren alpine landscape surrounded by snowy mountains soaring into the skies. The feeling is otherworldly in this remote terrain.

The Manaslu Circuit Trekking requires extra paperwork to visit and thus far it has seen far fewer visitors than its famous neighbor, the adjoining Annapurna Region. This Manaslu Circuit Trek is a chance to visit before the trails get crowded!

The gradual rise from a fertile river valley through lush hills allows for proper acclimatization to altitude on the way up to the highlands. Eventually, the scenic trails arrive at majestic mountain surroundings with up-close views of the surrounding Himalaya.

Among the beauty along this route, the diversity of topography stands out. The Manaslu Circuit Trek trail passes rural farmland up to alpine lakes and glaciers with mountain views. The trail passes through spectacular highland villages before eventually rising to the high mountain pass known as Larkya-La (5160 mt, 17,200ft), the highest elevation of the circuit.

To the north of the Manaslu area is the border of Tibet and the Manaslu Circuit Trek route has been part of a trade route for centuries.  The Manaslu Circuit is ideal for trekkers looking for an adventure similar to the Annapurna Circuit but with less of the crowds.

There is a lot to explore along the Manaslu Circuit Trek including hot springs and magnificent monasteries. It is ideal for trekkers looking for a thrilling adventure in a relatively unexplored area of the Himalaya with much of the same benefits of natural beauty, biodiversity and cultural richness as the more popular areas but with fewer of the crowds.

There is a lot to explore in the area and Manaslu Circuit Trek can be easily combined with the remote Tsum Valley Trek, the adventurous Ganesh Himal Trek and the Ruby Valley Trek as well as the classic Annapurna Circuit and more including Nar and Phu villages and beyond. Please let us know if you have the time and interest and would like to extend your journey to this region and beyond. We look forward to guiding you to all of its highlights.

Please Note: Our Manaslu Circuit Trek has set departure dates from both Pokhara and Kathmandu and this trek can be personalized to accommodate your specific wishes and timetable. We can arrange a trek that combines with the remote Tsum Valley Trek for people with the time and interest.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01Arrival at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 02Trip preparation day (Sightseeing optional). Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 03Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat (570 mt.) and further drive to Sotikhola. Driving 8-9 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 04Sotikhola to Machhakhola (570 mt.). Walking 5-6 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 05Machhakhola to Jagat (1,370 mt.). Walking 5-6 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 06Jagat to Deng (1,920 mt.). Walking 6-7 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 07Deng to Namrung (2,250 mt.). Walking 6-7 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 08Namrung to Sama Gaun (3,450 mt.). Walking 6 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 09Rest day for acclimatization and exploration at Sama Gaun. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 10Sama Gaun to Samdo (3,780 mt.). Walking 3-4 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 11Samdo to Dharmasala (4,460 mt.). Walking 3-4 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 12Dharmasala to Bimtang (3,630 mt.) via Larkya-La pass (5,135 mt.). Walking 7-8 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 13Bimtang to Tilje (2,240 mt.). Walking 5-6 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 14Tilje to Dharapani (1,430 mt.) and drive to Besisahar. Walking 2-3 hours and driving 4-5 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 15Drive back to Kathmandu by bus. Driving 5-6 hours. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 16Transfer to Airport for your final departure from Nepal.
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What's Included

Price Includes

  • Pick up & Transfer to and from Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) to your hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Three nights accommodation at 2/3 star hotel in Kathmandu (breakfasts included).
  • Transportation as per the itinerary.
  • Tea-house lodging during the journey.
  • Standard Meals during the journey (breakfast, lunch, dinner).
  • Expert Guide (registered and licensed by the government) with accompanying porters (generally, one porter for every two clients). (High Camp Adventure covers the staffs’ meals and accommodations as well as wages, transport, insurance, and essential gear.)
  • Equipment (Sleeping bag, Down jacket, Walking poles).
  • Conservation Area and National Park entry fees.
  • Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) card.
  • Trekking Map.
  • Medical kit.
  • Government taxes.
  • Our service charge.
  • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu the eve of your international departure.

Price Excludes:

  • International plane ticket to and from Nepal.
  • Major meals in Kathmandu (other than breakfast).
  • Personal Expenses including laundry, telephone calls, bar bills, drinks, and snacks.
  • Personal clothing and gear.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Shower fees at lodges, fees for recharging electronic equipment, and personal expenses along the trail.
  • Tips for Guides, Porters and Staff.
  • Expenses incurred by cancellation and events beyond our control, for example, weather delays, trail detours, political unrest, illness, and et cetera.
Departure note

Please take a look at our fixed departure dates for Manaslu Circuit Trek. If they do not fit with your schedule, then please let us arrange an itinerary that ismore suitable to you and your requirements.

Useful Information


All the accommodation as per the itinerary is included in the Manaslu Circuit Trek cost. We have chosen a 2/3 star hotel in the cities for your comfort and safety. The hotels can be upgraded to more deluxe ones upon your request. While trekking in the Mountain, our guides will choose the best available lodge of the village from their past experience. As some villages have limited number of lodges, in a peak season like in Spring and Autumn, you may have to share a room with some stranger trekker as well. Comfortable two men tent with mattress and four seasons sleeping bag will be provided for the camping trek. Our crew will try to set the camp in a scenic place. All the hotel and camping accommodations are as per twin sharing basis unless you are of different gender.


Nepal is such an easy place to get several vegetarian options so no worries if you are a vegetarian or vegan. You can enjoy typical Nepali food as well as continental, Italian, Indian and Tibetan. Freshly cooked and hygienic dinner and breakfast are served at the camp and lunch will be served on the way to the next destination which will be prepared by our own chef. Only breakfast is served in Kathmandu whilst farewell dinner on the eve of your international departure is served from our side. All the meals (B/L/D) are on full board basis during the trek.

Trekking Crew

An experienced and licensed Guide and necessary porters will assist you during the trek. In a group with more than 8 clients, 2 guides will be provided for the betterment in service. In a teahouse trek, generally, one porter is provided for every two clients who carry between 15 to 20 kg. However, on a camping journey, more porters are required. All the camping equipment such as kitchen, dining, dome and toilet tents, kitchen equipment, fuel, and all consumable goods has to be carried from Kathmandu which needs more manpower. All of our guides and porters are fully insured so you don't' have to worry about them in case of emergency. Our team believes that our customer care is the first priority.

Manaslu Trek Difficulty

Manaslu Circuit Trek is a strenuous trek which is fit for those who has the ability to walk 5-6 hours of walking uphill and downhill in a day carrying a personal day pack. Some days are longer with 7- 8 hours of walking as well. Manaslu Circuit Trek is high altitude trek which demands more physical, however having strong determination, positive vibe and average physical fitness can complete this trek, despitr of Manaslu trek difficulty. Some time mental aspect also plays a vital roll in an altitude. Doing some physical exercise a few weeks prior to the trip is better but technical skill is not required for this trek. If you are taking medicine for heart, lung or blood diseases, please kindly consult your doctor and inform to High Camp Adventure.

Travel Insurance

This is a real adventure in high altitude so obtaining a travel insurance is always a good idea for your safety and is highly recommended too. Your travel insurance policy should cover helicopter evacuation and medical expenses in an emergency. There is not any Nepalese insurance company to sell travel insurance policy so you better buy a good one from home. There are some insurance policies which covers only in low altitude below 4000 mt. and some only in high altitude above 4000 mt. So before you purchase it, please double check the policy what it covers and where are you going.

Best Seasons

Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) are the best time for Manaslu Circuit Trek. Where normally days are sunny, the temperature is perfect, the sky is clear and Mountain remains crystal. This trek can be done in Monsoon (June to August ) but you should not expect the great weather and Mountain view. You can do it in Winter (December to February) if you are used to with extreme cold temperature.

Ground Transportation

Highway in Nepal is safe, however, sometimes transport can be halted due to landslide, strike or by political unrest. Add a cushion of a few extra days in your onward travel schedule, advised as a margin of safety for your international flight from Nepal. We, therefore, advise that you schedule at least an extra days cushion in your itinerary to avoid conflicts with international flights out of Nepal. In that case, High Camp Adventure can arrange activities with your additional days in Kathmandu before your flight home.