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Himalaya Darshan Treks Pvt. Ltd

"Experience Naturally Nepal With Us"


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  • Trip Grade:
  • Max-Altitude:
    Larke Pass 5,106m
  • Best Season:
    Autumn & Spring
  • Trip Mode:
    Tea house
  • Group Size:
    Min 2+
  • Destination:
    Manaslu Region

Manaslu Circuit Trek Highlights

The Manaslu Circuit Trek is a popular trekking route in Nepal that encircles the majestic Mount Manaslu, the eighth-highest peak in the world. Here are some key highlights of this trek:

  • Beautiful Mountain Scenery: The ride offers breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks, including Mount Manaslu, which rises to 8,163 meters (26,781 feet). You will also witness other prominent peaks such as Siringi Himal, Himalchuli, Nike Peak, Himlung, Annapurna, and Ganesh Himal among others.
  • Unique Cultural Experience: The Manaslu region is culturally diverse and offers a unique opportunity to experience the lifestyle, traditions, and warm hospitality of the locals. The path passes through several traditional Tibetan villages you can immerse yourself in the local culture and interact with the friendly locals.
  • Hike to Larke La Pass: Larke La Pass, at an elevation of 5,106 meters, is a magnificent mountain pass in Nepal’s Manaslu region. It provides breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding snow-capped summits, including the majestic Manaslu, the world’s eighth-highest peak.
  • Birendra Lake (Birendra Tal): Birendra Lake is a beautiful glacial lake located at the foot of the Manaslu Glacier at an elevation of about 3,640 meters. This lake is surrounded by rocky terrain and offers a peaceful and cozy environment.
  • Manaslu Base Camp: Manaslu Base Camp is the ultimate destination for trekkers looking to get up close to the majestic Mount Manaslu. At an elevation of about 4,800m, the base camp offers breathtaking views of the surrounding glaciers, beautiful landscapes, and towering peaks creating an unforgettable experience.

Manaslu Circuit Trek

The Manaslu Circuit Trek is a popular trekking route located in the Manaslu region of Nepal. It is an alternative to the popular Annapurna Circuit Trek. It offers breathtaking views of Mount Manaslu, the eighth-highest peak in the world. The trek usually starts from Soti Khola and lasts about 13 to 15 days, depending on the route and pace of the trekkers. The route encompasses a variety of landscapes, including verdant valleys. Also, multi-tiered waterfalls and jungles provide a diverse and immersive experience for trekkers.

Along the way, you will pass by traditional Tibetan villages where you can observe the unique culture and life of the locals. The area is mainly inhabited by an ethnic group called the Nubri, who follow Tibetan Buddhism religion. You may have the chance to visit ancient monasteries and interact with locals to add up your trekking adventure.

The Manaslu Circuit trek is known for its breathtaking views of the snow-capped mountains including Mt Manaslu. Likewise, Siringi, Nike Peak, Himlung Himal, Ganesh Himal, and Annapurna ranges. The key to adventure is crossing the spectacular Larke La Pass at 5,106 meters, offering panoramic views that amaze trekkers.

With its remote and pristine environment, the Manaslu Circuit Trek appeals to adventurous souls seeking solitude and a deeper connection with nature. This is a physically demanding trip, requiring good fitness and endurance. However, the rewards of witnessing the unspoiled beauty of the Manaslu region and discovering its cultural treasures make the trip truly unforgettable for adventurers.

Best time to do Manaslu Circuit Trek

The best time to do the Manaslu Circuit Trek in Nepal is in the fall and spring. These seasons bring the most favorable weather conditions and offer breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and landscape. Here is a breakdown of each season:

Fall (September to November):

This is considered the best time for trekking in the Manaslu region. The weather is generally stable with clear skies, allowing excellent views of the snow-capped peaks. Temperatures are moderate so it’s comfortable to hike through the woods during the day, and the trails are usually dry.

Spring (March to May):

Spring is another great time to do this trek. The weather is mild and the landscape begins to come to life with blooming azaleas and other colorful flowers. The temperatures are pleasant and the skies are often clear blue, offering breathtaking vistas.

Difficulties and Challenges

The Manaslu trek’s difficulties and challenges are altitudes, rough terrain, limited infrastructure, permits, weather conditions, and cultural barriers. Despite these difficulties, the trek around the Manaslu Circuit is an incredible adventure for different experiences with the off-the-beaten-path trek. However, with preparation, fitness and a positive mindset, you can overcome these challenges and enjoy the unique experience of this scenic and isolated trek.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Cost

The Manaslu Circuit Trek cost starts from $710 per person up to $1285 per person. We offer 3 different types of trekking packages so you can choose the best and most suitable package.

1st: We offer a full Board package for $1285 per person. (all price inclusive)

2nd:  The package is $1125 per person without a porter.

3rd: we offer a service package at a cost of $799 per person (excluding accommodation in Kathmandu, porter, and food during the trip). We hope it will be easy for you to plan and budget for your trek.


In summary, our 14 days at Manaslu Circuit Trek offer an unforgettable adventure in the heart of Nepal’s Himalayas. With breathtaking scenery, rich cultural heritage, and challenging yet rewarding trails, this trek is truly a gem for nature lovers and adventurers. From mountain peaks to charming traditional villages, each stage of the journey reveals the beauty and grandeur of the Manaslu region. The warm hospitality of the local community added an extra layer of authenticity to the experience, making it a truly immersive cultural encounter.

Whether you wish to extend your trek, explore specific regions, or focus on cultural immersion, Himalaya Darshan Treks create a personalized itinerary just for you. This level of flexibility ensures that your trekking experience is truly unique and tailored to your needs. Combined with the warmth and hospitality of the local communities, the Manaslu Circuit Trek with us promises an extraordinary and unforgettable adventure, designed exclusively for you. Feel free to get in touch with us.


Day 1, Arrival at Kathmandu airport (1,400m) and Transfer to hotel.

We, Himalaya Darshan Treks warmly welcome you and your group to Nepal. One of our company staff will take you to your hotel in Kathmandu. The person will be waiting outside the baggage hall of the Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, holding an A4-size paper with your name and our company name. So, you have to look for that person for your pick up from the airport. Your check-in at the hotel.

Day 2, Your free day or Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Your free day or sightseeing in Kathmandu. This day is required to make Manaslu Circuit Trek special permit with your original passport.

Day 3, Drive to Machhakhola (930m). Stay at hotel

We will drive by local Bus or by private vehicle to Machhakhola. It depends on your group size and package. We will drive on Prithvi Highway through the beautiful highlands. After passing through Dhading Besi, the route becomes bumpy and leads us uphill to Gola Bhanjyang, where we can witness breathtaking vistas of snow-capped mountain peaks. Soti Khola is reached after a lengthy drive up the west bank of the Budhi Gandaki River then about 1 more hour to reach Machhakhola. Stay at the guest house.

Day 4, Trek to Jagat (1,410m), Stay at tea house

The journey from Machha Khola to Jagat takes 5 to 6 hours, going via the Gurung settlements of Khorlabesi, Tatopani, Dobhan, and Yuru Khola along the Budi Gandaki valley.

Day 5, Trek to Dyang (1,800m). Stay at tea house

We will continue our journey to Dyang. After crossing the river, the terrain becomes steeper for a little time before leveling down towards Pewa. Then another steep hike continues for the remainder of the day, culminating at Dyang.

Day 6, Trek to Namrung (2,660m). Stay at tea house.

A fast descent to the river is followed by a sharp ascent to the Rana settlement. The trail descends and gradually ascends to Bihi Phedi, then undulates through the valley before arriving at Ghap. The trip continues through the forest, gradually gaining altitude and following the Budhi Gandaki River, which is now considerably smaller. The day concludes with a difficult ascent through the jungle to Namrung village.

Day 7, Trek to Lho gaon (3,180m). Stay at tea house.

The walk now enters a greater height from Namrung onwards. After a short walk on flat ground, the trail begins to climb until it reaches Shyo village. As the path lowers into a river and climbs again till it reaches Lho gaon, a view of Manaslu (8,163 meters) arises to the west.

Day 8, Trek to Sama Gaon (3,530m). Stay at tea house.

After a two-hour climb up, you’ll pass through the Syala hamlet and into the pine forest on your way to Sama Gaon. The stunning vistas of Manaslu, north Manaslu, Himal Chuli, Nadi Chuli, Naike Peak, and Pangbuche Himal can be seen from Shyala hamlet. The hike to Sama Gaon that day is relatively short. After lunch, we will visit Birendra Lake (A beautiful lake named by king Birendra)

Day 9, Acclimatization Day.

When you reach a height of over 3,000 meters, you must take time to rest and acclimate to the higher altitudes. Pungyan Monastery, Manaslu Base Camp, and a short climb to Birendra Lake are the primary attractions on that day’s hikes. You and your guide can decide which places to visit.

Day 10, Trek to Samdo (3,690m). Stay at tea house.

Today’s climb to Samdo Village is quite straightforward, although it becomes challenging due to the substantial altitude gain. The Budi Gandaki River runs through the alpine woodland on its way to the river’s suspension bridge. The trail goes on to Samdo after passing the bridge. It may be a bit windy that day, but you will be able to get beautiful Himalayan views.

Day 11, Trek to Dharmasala/Larke Phedi (4,470m). Stay at tea house.

The trail lowers for a short while before beginning to ascent towards the Larke Bazaar. The path grows easier and ends at Dharmasala (Larke Phedi), where the next day’s ascent begins. This is another beautiful day on this trek you can enjoy the beautiful mountains view during the walking to Larke Phedi

If you have enough time you can Day hike from Samdo to Tibet Border

Day 12, Trek to Bhimtang (3,720m) via Larke la pass (5,106m). Stay at tea house

Today, we will start our walking early in the morning, the ascent up the Larke Glacier only leads to the pass’s summit. You can enjoy seeing Himlung (7126 meters), Annapurna II (7937 meters), Kang Guru (6981 meters), and several other peaks above 6000 meters on this day. The glacial moraine begins with a sharp plunge into the snow and continues for the rest of the day. The descent comes to a close with a view of Bhimthang, which is situated on large flat land. After the long and hard descent from the Larkela top, we will stop at Base camp for lunch. then continue to the Bhimthang.

Day 13, Trek to Dharapani (1,860m.) Stay at guest house.

After breakfast, We’ll start our last day trekking to Dharapani through the Gowa and Tilche villages. Cross the Dudh Khola on a suspension bridge, then follow the lower valley to Dharapani. The Manaslu circuit trek permits and the Annapurna circuit trek permits both pass through Dharapani. we join the popular Annapurna circuit trekking trail at Dharapani.

Note: If you have enough time and are interested in continuing your trekking to Annapurna Circuit (Thorong La Pass 5,416m) or Tilicho Lake Trek from here.

Day 14, Drive to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

After breakfast at the hotel, drive along the banks of the Marsyangdi rivers and pass through many small settlements to Reach Besisahar. Then continue drives to join Prithivi Highway. To follow the Trishuli Rivers, passing through rice fields, terraced farms, valleys, and delightful views of the mountainous areas and mountains. We arrived in Kathmandu after a 7/8 hour drive by Jeep and Microbus.

Trip Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle.
  • Three nights hotel in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast.
  • Teahouse accommodation and three times meals during the trek, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and one cup of tea/coffee with a meal.
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Soti Khola/Machhakhola and Besisahar to Kathmandu by bus. (If driving by private vehicle/Scorpio $210 extra)
  • Experienced and government-licensed holder guide, porters with salaries, food, accommodation, and insurance (1 porter for 2 trekkers).
  • Manaslu circuit trek Special Permit.
  • Annapurna and Manaslu conservation entry permit.
  • TIMS Card (Trekker’s Information Management System).
  • First Aid medical kit, Oximeter to check pulse, heart rate, and oxygen saturation at higher altitude
  • Emergency Helicopter service arrangement (If needed) which will be paid by your Travel Insurance Company.
  • We will arrange a Duffel bag, Sleeping bag, Down Jacket, and warm hat (If you don’t have your own.)
  • Himalaya Darshan Treks branded T-shirt and as a souvenir.
  • Manaslu Circuit trek achievement certificate.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Manaslu Circuit Trek Map for a group.
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu with a Culture program.

Trip Excludes

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Your personal expenses (Laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, WIFI, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, etc.)
  • Tips for Guide and Porter. (Tips are expected)
  • Travel insurance, Evacuation (Necessary)
  • Nepal entry visa fees
  • Desserts Sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding, etc.
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the cost include.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu.

Responses & Ratings

3 Replies to “Manaslu Circuit Trek”

  1. We are a group of two mountain addicted girls, from Austria/Germany with some experiences in skitouring and heights of 2500-3000m. So this was our first experience in higher altitude and we were a bit nervous before our trek started. Gyan organized all needed permits and explained everything in detail for us. We felt very comfortable from the beginning. So our trekking experience started with a long bus ride and perfect weather conditions. We had no problems with the walking distances or altitude due to Gyan´s experience and very nice guiding. He explained many interesting facts about Nepal, mountains, people and traditions. Furthermore answered all our questions in a very nice and engaged way. We always felt safe and really enjoyed the whole trekking experience. Due to the fact that we wanted to be faster we also made a group decision of skipping two days and crossing the Larke Pass earlier than planned before. This was the perfect decision due to the weather. We had stunning views and really enjoyed the surrounding of way bigger mountains than we are used to in Europe.
    We can really recommend Gyan and his team, because the engagement is immense and his calm but also communicative way of guiding is perfect. Porter Bhim was also a perfect partner and always spread positive vibes. We really enjoyed every minute of our trek and never had any problems. We can really recommend Gyan and his team!

  2. “GB Katuwal and his team at Himalayan Darsan Treks were the perfect choice for our trekking adventure in Nepal. Originally, my wife Beth and I booked the 18 day Manaslu Circuit Trek with GB, but soon realized that was just not enough time in the beautiful mountains of Nepal, or with GB. We extended our trip with GB on an additional seven day Langtang trek and could not be happier. As a guide, GB has lead trips for more than twenty years across Nepal. From the most popular areas to the most remote, GB makes sure his clients are safe, prepared and exposed to all that Nepal has to offer. Additionally, GB is a kind and humble man, who makes his guest feel like family. I highly recommend GB and Himalayan Darsan Treks.”

  3. What an amazing experience! We did the Manaslu Circuit Trek with Himalaya Darshan Treks and it was all more than excellent. Very friendly and service-focused, authentic (local), attention to detail (great teahouses with some special arrangements for my wife’s birthday). They have a positive and flexible/can-do mindset. I think price-quality wise also the best out there.

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