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Manaslu Circuit Trek

US$ 1290 per person Group Discount

No of people Price P.P
3-5 Pax US $1200
6-9 Pax US $1150
10+ US $1100
  1. 18 Days
  2. Moderate
  3. Min : 02 Pax


Trip Destination:Manasalu circuit Trek

Best Season:September to late December and March to late June

Meal:Full board on trek


Transportation:Local bus/Private vehicle

Best Month:Mar - May & Sept - Nov

Group Size:02 - 10 Persons

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The perfect combination of diverse landscape, mountain sceneries and Tibetan Buddhists cultural prosperity illustrate the worth of trekking on Manaslu circuit trek, which is also popular as the Manaslu Larke Pass trekking.

Manaslu Circuit Trekking is a restricted area trek in Nepal that marks the world class adventure. The trail lies in the north-west of Nepal, which is bounded by the Budi Gandaki and Marshyangdi River that passes through the Tibetan Buddhist influenced ethnic communities and ultimately crosses the Larke Pass at 5160 meters altitude. Due to the undisturbed trail with abundant scenery it offers, Manaslu trek entices the trekkers around the world.

With the restricted area permit, the journey begins from Soti Khola. The up and down trail randomly lead you through the oak and rhododendron forest, sometimes walk along the Budi Gandaki valley and through the terraced hillside. One of the interesting aspects of Round Manaslu Trek is that you frequently encounter with the ancient monasteries, chhortens and Mani walls along with the Tibetan Buddhist settlements. Sama Gaon and Samdo are some of the representative villages. The hospitality and delicious meals during the Manaslu trekking offers you a lifetime memory. The technical section of Larke Pass is no doubt, extremely amazing with the scenery of the snow covered peaks, including Mt. Manaslu (8156 meters), Lamjung Himalayas, Ganesh Himal, Langtang range and some of the Annapurna peaks. The next section of the trek goes through the Marshyangdi River valley, connecting the Annapurna circuit trail and passing through the lower altitude forests.

Adventure Bound Nepal arranges Manaslu Circuit Trek with the experienced guides, restricted area trekking permit, MCAP and ACAP permit, TIMS and the required paperwork. We recommend March to May and September to November as the best Manaslu trekking seasons. Please, feel free to contact us for more details.

Trip Highlight

  • Trek through the ethnic communities
  • Tibetan Buddhist culture and heritages
  • The typical villages like Sama Gaon and Samdo
  • The technical pass of Larke La (5160 meters)
  • Marshyangdi River valley and Annapurna circuit trail

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01 :Arrival in Kathmandu and Transfer to hotel.

Day 02 :Preparation for trek.

Day 03 :Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat (600m), and again drive to Soti Khola (710m). Duration: 8-9 hrs

Day 04 :Trek to Machha Khola (900m) Duration: 5-6 hrs.

Day 05 :Trek to Jagat (1340m) Duration: 6 hrs.

Day 06 :Trek to Philim (1700m) Duration: 5 hrs.

Day 07 :Trek to Deng (2095m) Duration: 5 hrs.

Day 08 :Trek to Namrung (2900m) Duration: 5 hrs.

Day 09 :Trek to Samagaon (3500m) Duration: 6 hrs.

Day 10 :Acclimatization day at Samagaon.

Day 11 :Trek to Samdo (3690m) Duration: 3 hrs.

Day 12 :Trek to Dharmashala (4450m) Duration: 4 hrs.

Day 13 :Trek to Bhimphedi (3590m) via Cross Larkya La pass (5220m) Duration: 8 hrs.

Day 14 :Trek to Dharapani (1860m).

Day 15 :Trek to Jagat (1800m).

Day 16 :Trek to Bhulbhule.

Day 17 :Drive from Bhulbhule to Pokhara/Kathmandu.

Day 18 :Farewell.

Cost Include

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car / van
  • 3 nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 2- 3star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Local  transport to Setokhola  and back to Kathmandu from Bhulbule  
  • 3 Meals a day Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner during the trek
  • Trekking lodge (Tea House) accommodations during the trek.
  • Gov. Licensed experienced helpful and friendly guide and porters (1 porter for 2 people) with their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff.
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System
  • Manaslu  special permit, Manaslu conservation area project(MCAP)Permit, Annapurna conservation area project(ACAP) permit & Trekking information management system(TIMS)
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets and walking stick (if needed)
  • First aid medical kit
  • Farewell dinner
  • Government taxes & office service charge


Cost Exclude

  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos and the cash for visa)
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters


Detail Itinerary

Day 01 :Arrival in Kathmandu and Transfer to hotel.Welcome to Nepal. You will be greeted by the representative of Adventure Bound Nepal and transferred to the hotel. In the evening, we give you a short briefing about the trip overview. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02 :Preparation for trek.We need a day for the trek preparation. Please note that you need to be in Kathmandu at least one day in advance as we could only issue the special permit while we have your Original passport.

Day 03 :Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat (600m), and again drive to Soti Khola (710m). Duration: 8-9 hrsAfter the breakfast in Kathmandu, we take a drive to Aarughat. A long drive goes through the highway and the last section goes through the off-road track. If you like, you can begin the trek from Aarughat, but the drive can be extended to Soti Khola as well. Overnight at lodge.

Day 04 :Trek to Machha Khola (900m) Duration: 5-6 hrs.Today, we begin to trek crossing the bridge and walk through the sub-tropical forest. We reach to Khursane village and walk through the steep trail. Lapu Besi is our next destination, which is a large Gurung village. The random walk again descends to the River bank and crossing the suspension bridge, we reach to Machha Khola. Overnight at lodge.

Day 05 :Trek to Jagat (1340m) Duration: 6 hrs.After the breakfast at Machha Khola, we commence the trek crossing the wooden bridge and ascend to Tatopani, which is a place suitable to have a natural hot spring bath. Then we walk through the left bank of the River and cross the bridge. Walking continuously, we reach to the juncture and passing Lauri, we reach to Jagat. Overnight at lodge.

Day 06 :Trek to Philim (1700m) Duration: 5 hrs.Leaving Jagat, we walk through Salleri and steadily reach too Sirdibas. Passing Tara following the Ghatta Khola, we cross a suspension bridge and reach to the Philim village, populated by Gurung people. The Choling Sandu Gumba is an attraction of the village. It is also a viewpoint of the Sringi Himal. Overnight at lodge.

Day 07 :Trek to Deng (2095m) Duration: 5 hrs.From Philim, we begin to trek after the breakfast. We pass some of the terraced hillside farming land and reach Eklai Bhatti for the lunch. Descending to the River bank, we cross the bridge and walk through the east bank. Then the trail goes through the Deng Khola all the way to Deng, a beautiful village on Manaslu trail. Overnight at lodge.

Day 08 :Trek to Namrung (2900m) Duration: 5 hrs.After the breakfast, we leave Deng and pass Rana village after crossing a trust bridge. Passing Bihi, we have an optional trail to Ghap. The spectacular views of Mt. Manaslu and Shringi Himal entice the trekkers. The monasteries and chhortens of the village prospect its spiritual scenery. Overnight at lodge.

Day 09 :Trek to Samagaon (3500m) Duration: 6 hrs.The rewarding Himalayan views will accompany us from the very beginning walk today. Due to the increasing altitude, the trail becomes windy and tough. Passing Loho, Sho and Lho village, we head towards the core settlement of the Tibetan Buddhists. Buddhiist monasteries, Chhortens, Mani walls and monks are the commonly seen around the village and the trail. We steadily reach to Sama Gaon, where the centuries old monasteries lie. Overnight at lodge.

Day 10 :Acclimatization day at Samagaon.To prevent the altitude sickness, we take an acclimatization rest and walk around. After the breakfast, we have some choices like, walking to the Manaslu base camp or to the Birendra Lake. We get the brilliant views of Manaslu Peak, Simnang Himal and Ngadi Chuli from the hiking route. Then back to Sama Gaon. Overnight at lodge.

Day 11 :Trek to Samdo (3690m) Duration: 3 hrs.Walking through the rocky terrain after the breakfast at Samdo, we reach very close to the Tibetan border. Both sides, the landscape are arid. Gradually, we ascend to Samdo and take a rest. Though it looks to be a short walk, but the altitude and the challenging trail should not be underestimated. Overnight at lodge.

Day 12 :Trek to Dharmashala (4450m) Duration: 4 hrs.We begin to walk through the alpine meadows, leaving the tree line behind. Passing Mani walls and stone hut, we reach to Dharma Shala, where we take a rest today waiting the big day on the following. Overnight at lodge.

Day 13 :Trek to Bhimphedi (3590m) via Cross Larkya La pass (5220m) Duration: 8 hrs.The huge day begins with the breakfast early in the morning. We begin to ascend through the steep moraine trail that is slippery. Almost walking steep up for a couple of hours, we reach to the Larke top (5160 meters), which is a wonderful viewpoint of Mt. Manaslu, Annapurna and Kkangguru peak along with the Lamjung Himalayan range. Then we steeply descend to Bhimphedi, experiencing the challenge. Overnight at lodge.

Day 14 :Trek to Dharapani (1860m).From Bhimphedi, we walk down to the stream, named Surke. Then we walk through the pine forest and reach to the River. Passing Gho, Tilije and Thonje village, we reach to Dharapani. It is the juncture point of the Manaslu trail and the Annapurna circuit trail. Overnight at lodge.

Day 15 :Trek to Jagat (1800m).After the breakfast at Dharapani, we begin to descend via Karte. Walking down through the landslide area, we reach to Tal. Following the steep stone trail, we pass Chamjeand following the steep downhill trail, we reach to Jagat. Overnight at lodge.

Day 16 :Trek to Bhulbhule.Walking continually down from Jagat, we pass Syange, Ghermu, Bahundanda and Nadi Bazaar. This is all the way through the Marshyangdi River valley, oak forests and enjoying the cascading waterfalls. Checking out from the ACAP check-post, we take a rest. Overnight at lodge.

Day 17 :Drive from Bhulbhule to Pokhara/Kathmandu. After the breakfast at Bhulbhule of Lamjung district, we drive back to Kathmandu. As an optional trip, if you have Pokhara on your itinerary, drive to Pokhara. Then transfer to the hotel and take a rest. Overnight at lodge.

Day 18 :Farewell. According to the time of your flight, our airport representative drops you to the International Airport for your final departure. Thank you for joining us for your trekking in Nepal. See you again.

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Trip note

The above itinerary is the standard itinerary which can be modified according to your time and need. Please feel free to contact us in any queries you have regarding this trek.

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