Manaslu Circuit Trek

18 Days from $ 1549

Trip Overview

“Mountains are the beginning and the end of all natural scenery.”

A stunning substitute to the Annapurna and Everest region, our Manaslu Circuit Trek takes you for the circumambulation of the 8th highest peak in the world, Mount Manaslu (8,156m) to trek over awe-inspiring high mountain pass; walk over glacial terrain and witness why Manaslu, the 8th highest peak in the world is called the mountain of the spirit. Explore the challenging trail in a remote region in the vicinity of Nepalese Himalayas as Manaslu is a restricted area where you need a trekking permit to trek. You shall experience the grand beauty of the Manaslu Massif in our secluded Manaslu Circuit Trek.

Our 18 days Manaslu Circuit Trek without a doubt is at par with every other top ranked trek that are available in Nepal in the general terms of complexity, variety, panoramas and customs. The vivid landscape of the Manaslu Circuit is a trek truly off the beaten track. Our Manaslu Circuit Trek starts with a scenic drive to Sotikhola passing through bamboo forests and Gurung villages which takes approximately about 7-8 hours for us to reach. Offering a combination of rich culture heritage, unsurpassed beauty and biological diversity our trek shall surely give you an experience worth a while. The trek described here starts from Sotikhola and formally ends in Besisahar which is also the starting point for the Annapurna circuit. The trail shall pass through a geographically spectacular and culturally fascinating area with scenery similar to the classic Annapurna Circuit. Here solo trekkers are not allowed as a bare minimum group size of 2 is obligatory to trek in this region. The gradient along the path continues, as we traverse through slender valleys, diminutive settlements like Gha and Lho, bypass the Mani stones and then with a walk to the side moraines of the glacier and ancient Gompa we shall reach the settlement of Samagaon. Here we shall take a day rest as we need to properly acclimatize before continuing on with our trek ahead. After trekking some days we get to the highest point of the trek, Larke La Pass. After getting pleasure from the extravagant sight of the soaring peaks with Mt. Manaslu, we shall drop down through many moraines to Bhimphedi and through small pass, several villages full of terraced fields and cultivations to join the main route of Annapurna Circuit Trek at the Gurung settlement of Tal. From here onwards we shall descend further down to Besisahar where we shall conclude our trek with a drive back to Kathmandu for your flight back home.

Our trek requires you to be in your optimum favorite physical shape with appropriate fitness level as this trek may challenge you to hike up and down through many intricate terrains of Manaslu region. We generally prefer March to late May and early September to late November as the best seasons for this trek. So contact Himalayan Trekking Alliance now to explore and gain insights into this wonderland of mysterious charm and beauty.

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Itinerary Overview

Day 01: Arrival at TIA Kathmandu (1350m) & Transfer to the Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu City tour & Trip briefing
Day 03: Kathmandu to Sotikhola by bus or private Jeep. 710m (7/8 hrs)
Day 04: Trek from Sotikhola to Machha Khola. 900m (6/7 hrs)
Day 05: Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat. 1410m (6/7 hrs)
Day 06: Trek from Jagat to Deng. 1805m (6/7 hrs)
Day 07: Trek from Deng to Namrung. 2630m (6/7 hrs)
Day 08: Trek from Namrung to Samagaun. 3530m (6/7 hrs)
Day 09: Samagaun Rest (Visit Pungyen gompa and Sherpa village)
Day 10: Trek from Samagaun to Samdo. 3860m (5/6 hrs)
Day 11: Trek from Samdo to Dharmasala. 4460m (4/5 hrs)
Day 12: Wake up early morning for Larke La pass (5160m) and Bhimthang. 3720m (8/9 hrs)
Day 13: Trek from Bhimthang to Tilje. 2300m (5/6 hrs)
Day 14: Trek from Tilje to Tal. 1700m (5/6 hrs)
Day 15: Trek from Tal to Syange. 1010m (5/6 hrs)
Day 16: Trek from Syange to Besisahar. 800m (5/6 hrs)
Day 17: Besisahar to Kathmandu by Bus or private Jeep.
Day 18: Final Departure

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Frequently Asked Questions

We believe emergency medical coverage is very essential for any traveler traveling to Nepal. Travel insurance exists to ensure that trekkers/travelers get medical help if things go wrong. For our treks and trekking peak expeditions in Nepal, you are highly recommended to get yourself insurance that takes account of trekking to 5000–6000m with helicopter evacuation. Lastly, make sure that you compare your insurance plans with others to get the right policy for you.

Yes! A 25 % deposit of the full payment is required to book the respective trip package. We have very simple cancellation policy in case of your trip cancelled.
The full payment due is after your arrival in Kathmandu and before the commencement of the particular trip package that was booked by the client. And if you deposit your full payment two month prior to your arrival we will give you the surprise gift upon your arrival at Hotel.

No, you don’t have to book anything else yourself because we provide a fully guided tour packages to all of our clients. From the airport pick up to your hotel rooms for your stay, all are inclusive to our trip packages, so, even during the entire trip, our guide will accommodate you entirely without the need to book anything yourself.

Cancellation policies are defined as the circumstances in which the “Host Company” will return (or in some cases doesn’t return) the money to their guest when the booked trip package is cancelled. Generally these policies tend to protect the “Host Company” in the event of unpredicted and unanticipated cancellations of a particular trip package. It is expected for our clients to keep in mind that each tour package available through Himalayan Trekking Alliance has a cancellation policy, and we try to do our best when you choose to cancel a tour package booked by or on your behalf.

  • $25 USD per person will be deducted and refund up until 30 days prior to your scheduled arrival.
  • $50 USD per person will be deducted and refund up until 14 days prior to your scheduled arrival.
  • $75 USD per person will be deducted and refund up until 6 days prior to your scheduled arrival.

As we asked for a 25% advance to confirm your trip, this amount will not be refunded if you don’t notify us about your cancellation or any re-scheduled date within five days before your scheduled arrival. However, if you provide us with your re-scheduled dates, we will keep your advance for up to one year from your scheduled arrival and apply it to the cost of your rescheduled trip.  We may ask for an additional advance amount if the overall cost of the trip increases.

To apply for Nepal’s entry Visa, you can submit an application for a visa directly on the official website of the Department of Immigration in Nepal before traveling to Nepal. Click here for online application. You can also acquire and obtain a tourist visa upon arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu.  You can also obtain an entry visa at the following border points of entry in Nepal if you traveling overland:

  • Kakarvitta, Jhapa District (Eastern Nepal)
  • Birgunj, Parsa District (Central Nepal)
  • Kodari, Sindhupalchowk District (Northern Border–for group tourists only)
  • Belahia, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi District, Western Nepal)
  • Jamunaha, Nepalgunj (Banke District, Mid-Western Nepal)
  • Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali District, Far Western Nepal)
  • Gadda Chauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur District, Far Western Nepal)

Our trekking packages are all inclusive in the basic standards, but we suggest each of you carry Nepalese currency of about Rs 40,000/- to Rs 50,000 (about $400 to $500) for extra expenses for the trip. These includes:

  • A down jacket rental ($1.5 per day) and sleeping bag rental ($1.5 per day).
  • Three meals with cups of hot tea are included, but you have to pay yourself if you want to have extra food and snacks, cold drinks, chocolate bars, bakery items, etc.
  • Tip are generally expected in the tourism industry in Nepal so we suggest you kindly tip the crew. The standard tip is at least $100 per crew for about 2 weeks trip or $15 per days for Guide and $10 per day for porter.
  • Buying mineral water in the mountains will cost $2 to $4 per bottle or you can buy water purification tablets in Kathmandu for about $5 and put them in water that we can get from the teahouses.
  • Additional costs not included while trekking includes hot shower cost ($3 to $5), battery charging ($3 to $7), Wi-Fi cost ($3 to $5 per hour), etc.
  • Extra hotel night in Kathmandu due to health issue, flight cancellation, weather conditions or an early return from the trip for any reason cost ($50 per night)

For your safety, this is the suggested trekking gear list for any type of trekking in Nepal. Either you bring most of your trekking gear with you or you can buy all of the following gear in Thamel, Kathmandu from one of the many shops open from 10am to 8pm.

  • Sleeping bag and down jacket rated for about minus 10 degrees
  • Waterproof hiking boots
  • Towel, shampoo and toiletries
  • Trekking pole
  • Camel-bag or water bottle
  • Wind breaker jacket and fleece coat
  • Warm woolen beanie, sun hat, socks (a few pairs)
  • Long and short trekking pants (a few pairs)
  • A few t-shirts (quick dry), gloves, sun glass and sun cream
  • Day bag (carry yourself with all of your valuable belongings)  size: 40L

Note: Sleeping bag and down-jacket can be rented in Kathmandu.

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