Manaslu Circuit Trek - 14 Days

Manaslu Circuit Trek is right in the heart of the Manaslu Region and is surrounded by 8 of the tallest peaks in the world. Mount Manaslu is known as the mountain of spirits in Nepal. The Manaslu Trek is a trekkers paradise, especially if you enjoy trekking remote. Furthermore, Manaslu trekking is also a restricted area trekking route in Nepal. For trekking in this restricted area, you will need special permissions and a guide in compulsion.

The highest altitude of this route is the  Larkya La Pass which is widely believed to be one of the most dramatic pass crossing the Himalayas and reaches 5,125m.

Hence, you will have a great experience after you accomplish this restricted area trekking to the mountain of spirit in Nepal. Moreover, you can continue your trek to the Annapurna Region. The trip will merge with Annapurna Circuit Trek at Dharapani. Hence, you will have a choice either to continue your trek to Annapurna region or return back to Kathmandu.

This trek is also commonly known as Manaslu Larkya La Pass Trek.

Why Manaslu Trek?

  • Eye-Catching natural beauty decorated by forests, flora and fauna, rivers.
  • Experience unique culture and traditions of Nepalese and Tibetan ethnic groups.
  • Views of 8 different mountains: Cheo, Nemjung, Gyaji Kang, Kang Guru, Annapurna II, Himlung, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal.
  • Faunas like Himalayan Thar, Blue Sheep, Snow Leopard.

Itinerary

Counted as a truly great Himalayan Trek, Manaslu Circuit Trek Route starts from Kathmandu after arranging necessary trekking equipment and required trek permits to enter Manaslu. Below mentioned 14 days Itinerary is just a suggested trekking route to Manaslu. So, you can change the itinerary as per your comfort.

DAYS ITINERARY ALTITUDE TIME
Day 1 Kathmandu to Soti Khola via Arughat (Drive) 700 m 8-10 hrs
Day 2 Soti Khola to Maccha Khola 900 m 6-7 hrs
Day 3 Trekking to Jagat 1370 m 8 hrs
Day 4 Trek to Deng 1804 m 5-6 hrs
Day 5 Trek to Namrung 2630 m 5-6 hrs
Day 6 Trek to Sama Gaun 3530 m 6-7 hrs
Day 7 Sama Gaun to Samdo 3875 m 4 hrs
Day 8 Spend a day in Samdo 3875 m 5-6 hrs
Day 9 Samdo to Dharmasala 4460 m 4-5 hrs
Day 10 Dharamsala – Larkye La Pass 5160 m 8-9 hrs
Day 11 Trek to Tilije 2300 m 5-6 hrs
Day 12 Trek to Tal 1700 m 5-6 hrs
Day 13 Tal to Syanje 1080m 6-7 hrs
Day 14 Syanje to Kathmandu 700 m 7-8 hrs

Best Time to Explore

The best time to go for Manaslu Circuit Trek is during September – October, and April – May. During Sep-Oct, the temperature is neither too cold or nor too hot and the sky is perfectly clear to see the magnificent mountain views. In May, rhododendron starts to bloom and is the perfect time to capture it. In December, there is less crowd and is perfect trekking season for Manaslu Circuit if you love to trek in less crowdy time.

Costs

This trek is a restricted area trek in Nepal. Hence, it will cost little more for getting a permit and you need to have a guide in compulsion. it will cost you $1199 for this trek. This Manaslu Circuit Trek Cost will include all of your travel expenses like insurance, food, accommodation, travel cost,  guide and porter fees.

Manaslu Trek Difficulty

This is a moderately challenging trek however you need to have a good level of fitness and trekking experience is strongly advised. Some common issues like Altitude Sickness, Lack of proper guide, Bad Weather, Lack of previous trekking experience, Lack of good physical fitness, Lack of proper Food and Accommodation may be major Manaslu Trekking Difficulties. 

Trekking Permits

Manaslu Region is restricted area of Nepal. You need special restricted area trekking permits in addition to TIMS Card and Manaslu Permit. Manaslu Circuit Trek Permit will cost US$ 70.00 per week and after 7 days per day per person, US$ 10.00 and TIMS Card will cost $20.

Day 1
Kathmandu to Soti Khola via Arughat (Drive)

Drive: By Bus ( 10 hrs)

Altitude: 700m

Accommodation: Tea House

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Attraction:-

1. Enjoy Village Side on Bus

Day 2
Soti Khola to Maccha Khola

Trek: 6-7 hours

Accommodation: Tea House

Altitude: 900m

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Attraction:-

1. Rocky and Narrow path trekking

2. Amazing countryside views

3. Enjoy waterfalls, rivers, high cliffs

4. Gurung and Ghale Inhabitants' Culture and Traditions

Day 3
Trekking to Jagat

Trek: 8 hours

Accommodation: Tea House

Altitude: 1370 m

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Attraction:-

1. Cross Budhi Gandaki Suspension Bridge

2. Spend Time in 'Hot Water' Tatopani

3. Explore Gurung Village

Day 5
Trek to Deng

Trek: 5-6 hours

Accommodation: Tea House

Altitude: 1804m

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Attraction:-

1. Enjoy dense sub-tropical

2. Climb rocky bridge to Salleri

3. Enjoy unhabituated George

4. Walk through rhododendron, Himalayan pine forest, and hanging rocks. Cross Siyar Khola Bridge

Day 6
Trek to Namrung

Trek: 5-6 hours

Accommodation: Tea House

Altitude: 2630m

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Attraction:-

1. Enjoy Manaslu Conservation Area

2. Vintage view of snow-capped Siringi Himal

3. Dense Lush Forests

Day 7
Trek to Sama Gaun

Trek: 6-7 hours

Accommodation: TeaHouse

Altitude: 3530m

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Attraction:-

1. Lihi Village - Explore Stupas and Barley Terraces

2. Siring Viewpoint

3. Extraheartening views of Simnang Himal, Himal Chuli, Manaslu Glacier and Ganesh Himal

Day 8
Sama Gaun to Samdo

Trek: 4 hours

Accommodation: Tea House

Altitude: 3875m

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Attraction:-

1. Descend to Budhi Gandaki River

2. Mountain Views and get close to Tibetan Border

3. Walk along Birch Forest

Day 9
Spend a day in Samdo

Accommodation: Tea House

Altitude: 3875m

Visit: 5-6 Hours

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Attraction:-

1. See Lophophorous (National Bird of Nepal)

2. Magnificent views of Manaslu along with Hiunchuli, Cheo, Ngadi, Simrang and more

Day 11
Samdo to Dharmasala

Trek: 4-5 hours

Accommodation: Tea House

Altitude: 4460m

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Attraction:-

1. Seasonal Tibetan Larke Bazar

2. Pass wooden bridge

3. Witness Larke glacier

Day 12
Dharamsala – Larkye La Pass

Trek: 7-8 hours

Accommodation: Tea House

Altitude: 5160m

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Attraction:-

1. Beautiful view of Cho Danda and Larke Peak

2. Glacier Lakes

3. Wide range of flora and fauna

4. Awesome valleys to capture

Day 13
Trek to Tilije

Trek: 5-6 hours

Accommodation: Tea House

Altitude: 2300m

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Attraction:-

1. Great mountain views

2. Cross Dudh Khola

3. Walk in rhododendron forest

Day 14
Trek to Tal

Trek: 5-6 hours

Accommodation: Tea House

Altitude: 1700m

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Attraction:-

1. Pass Mani Wall

2. Visit Thonje Village

Day 15
Tal to Syanje

Trek: 6-7 hours

Accommodation: Tea House

Altitude: 1080m

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Attraction:-

1. Cross Chamje Village

2. Framing terraces on both side on the road

3. Walk in Rhododendron and pine forests

Day 16
Bus to Kathmandu

Drive: 7-8 Hours

Attraction:-

1. Travel in bank of Marsyangdi and Trishuli rivers

2. Drive by beautiful villages

3. Shopping and Departure or Extend holidays

Manaslu Circuit Trek Cost Includes

  • => The cost of the trek is about $1200. This price includes the following services. Your cost of trekking depends upon the services you choose:
  • Get or Drop-off administration from and to Airport(in our very own vehicle)
  • Transportation to and from!!
  • Nourishment up and down the trip(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and some espresso or tea) and housing amid the trek in lodgings with family condition
  • Transportation, nourishment, convenience and protection of Guide amid the outing
  • Down coat, all-season portable bed, duffel pack and trekking map(in case in the event that you don't have your own. Down coat, camping bed and duffel pack must be returned after fruition of the outing)
  • Emergency treatment Medical Kit(Your guide will convey the Medical Kit however we additionally encourage to bring yourself for your very own utilization, beyond what many would consider possible)
  • All the required licenses and desk work

Manaslu Circuit Trek Cost Excludes

  • Universal Airfare
  • Visa Charges
  • Lodging Expenses(In Kathmandu, a few bundles do incorporate inn costs)
  • Your movement and therapeutic protection
  • Individual Expenses, for example, shopping, bar bills, hot shower, phone, clothing, titbits and so on
  • Sustenance and lodging in Kathmandu
  • Administrations not referenced or not guaranteed by the operator/office
  • Crisis costs, for example, costs on sanctioned helicopter.
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Frequently Asked Questions

How difficult is Manaslu Circuit Trek?

Manaslu Circuit Trek is moderately difficult Trek. You should have a good level of physical fitness and previous trekking experience for this trek. Its difficulty is rated 7.5 out of 10.

How long is Manaslu Trek Distance?

The Manaslu Trek starts from Arughat and ends to Syanje. During this trek, you will cover about 177 KM. We will make a full circuit (or circle) to Manaslu Himal.

What are the reasons to travel to the Manaslu circuit trek?

The main reasons to make Manaslu Trek are Eye-Catching views of the Himalayas, Challenging Larkye La Pass, Remote Lifestyles, High elevation freshwater, and lakes, restricted area, Manaslu Conservation Area and more.

How is the day in Larkye La Pass?

Start of Larkye La Pass is quite cold. However, It gets hot as we go inside the pass. It is clear. But, there is deep snow which may make your walk difficult.

How were the accommodations in Manaslu Trek? Were you able to get your own room?

Yes, you will get always a personal room in your trek. Due to restricted are trekking, there will be really less number of tourists. So, you will get good accommodation and a private room during the Manaslu Circuit.

Where do you start and end Manaslu Circuit Trek?

This trek actually starts from Kathmandu and ends in Kathmandu. However, the actual trek begins from Jagat and ends in Syanje.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek vs Manaslu Circuit Trek, which one is better?

Better? Depends upon your criteria like Budget, Time, Altitude, Scenery, Adventure, Difficulty Level, Danger and more. Manaslu Trek is quite hard but less crowdy. Manaslu Trek is more adventurous than Annapurna BC. Moreover, the Manaslu Circuit Trek costs much cheaper than ABC. Manaslu is a good alternative to Annapurna Base camp. However, Annapurna is rich in glandular views than Manaslu.

Do I need a porter at Manaslu trek?

Whether you want to hire a porter or carry your own gear is entirely up to you. Generally, porter charges $20/day. If you have a budget it's better to hire a porter, you can enjoy a trek freely.

These are the basic Manaslu Circuit Trekking gears everyone should carry. These are compulsory. You can either buy or rent it in Thamel, Kathmandu. But be sure these trek equipment are with you.

  • Trekking Pole
  • Hat and Sunglasses
  • Sunscream
  • Trekking Boots and Socks
  • Trekking Trouser
  • T-Shirts
  • Gloves
  • Tissues and Toilet Rolls
  • Torch Light
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Underwear and Inner Wears
  • Water Bottles etc.

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Price From USD $ 1,199/person
1199
Total $ 1,199 USD

Trip Facts

  • Bus
  • 1-12 People
  • 5125 m
  • Strenuous
  • 12 - 22 Days
  • September, October, April, May

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