Trip Facts

durationTrip Duration 14 Days
regionRegion Manaslu Treks
countryCountry Nepal
groupsizeGroup Size 2 To 15 Person
seasonBest Season Spring And Autumn
altitudeMax Altitude 5125 M
moderate-icon Moderate level treks usually above 7 days. Altitude can reach 5000 meters with 5-6 hrs of hike per day. Moderate refers to neither easy walk nor tough. High altitude may matter on walking speed and distance. Acclimatization may be required. Trip Grade Moderate
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Manaslu Circuit Trek Overview

Escape the crowds of the hyped Annapurna Circuit Trekking trail and divert your way to the Manaslu Circuit Trekking trail for peaceful exploration of incredible glaciers, lakes, mountains, Buddhist shrines, and the lifestyle of ethnic Tamang and Sherpa residents. Furthermore while treading the rustic trails through the Manaslu Conservation Area expect to spot vast Himalayan flora and fauna.

Along with the mountain delights, you are likely to observe wild animals like Snow Leopard, Blue Sheep, Himalayan Thar, and so on during the trip. The sight of hundreds of alpine birds, butterflies, and mountain medicine treats wanderers well on this off-beaten trail. Less affected by modern life experiences, each day inside the Manaslu region teaches you new aspects to respect nature and culture. More than with mountain vistas, you will find eternal satisfaction in the exploration of the Tibetan villages where locals treat you with full gratification.

The trail via Sotikhola, Machhakhola, Deng, Samagaun, Samdo, and Dharmashala to Larkya La Pass, Bhimtang, and Dharapani showcases the magnificence that is beyond anyone’s comprehension. To live up to this awe, book this Package and etch the stunning images in your memory.

The Specialty of Manaslu Circuit Trek

Without the compulsion to book costly national flight tickets, you can do this excursion in a relaxing manner. Of Course, the 5106m elevated Larkya La demands your full endurance, but the experience you get after entering the region which remained isolated for years is outstanding.

Larkya la Pass View
Larkya la Pass View

Trek to the Manaslu region was permitted from the year 1991. Consisting of the two valleys inside the Manaslu region, you will just enter the Nubri Valley, leaving the other Tsum Valley unexplored during this journey. To add more intact Tsum Valley to your trekking, additional permits and trekking days are necessary.

Unlike the crowded neighboring Annapurna Circuit Trekking, you will meet trivial trekkers on the Manaslu Circuit route. Thus for peace lovers, an entrance to the Manaslu region is more than rewarding.

The serene ambiance of the restricted Manaslu blesses you with the natural sounds of cool breeze, flowing rivers and waterfalls, and the chirping of birds. Furthermore, a saunter to the Manaslu Glacier Lake aka Birendra lake is another highlighting part of the entire Manaslu trek. By chance, if you skip the hike to Birendra lake, a hike to Manaslu Base Camp will be there to give you a thrilling experience. In this trek, not only the eighth highest Manaslu Himal but also Annapurna II, Kagud, and Himlung snow Himalaya scenery flaunts their beauty with full grace ultimately making this trek one of the best treks in Nepal.

Another thing that you will miss more after this Nepal trek is the days that you spend exploring the Tibetan Villages of the Manaslu Region.

Risks You may encounter while venturing Manaslu Circuit Trek Route

Though the walk to Manaslu doesn’t haul you to carry climbing equipment nor compel you for any climbing, there are certain things that you encounter on your way which are the prime cause for increasing Manaslu Circuit Trek Difficulty. These things are fully there to test your endurance. Thus to complete the trip in a successful manner you have to take care of certain things which are mentioned below.

  • As trekkers will be sharing the trail most times with mules during the walk, to be on the safe side it is necessary to walk on the hillside. Walking on the riverside is not recommended as there are high chances of yaks kicking off the trekkers from the path to the river down.
  • The region is susceptible to landslides during rainfall periods.
  • While trekking to the higher zones from the lower region, there are high risks of getting caught by altitude sickness.

Is Manaslu Circuit Trek Appropriate For Me?

  • This journey is not suitable for novices or beginners because the route winds through intriguing terrain. Precipice grit, stones, and a stairway make the walk quite challenging.
  • The trip distance from Machha Khola to Besisahar is 177 kilometers, and it can be completed in 14 days using various routes.
  • Larkya La Pass (5106M), located between Budigandaki River Hollow and Marshyangdi River Hollow, is the journey’s highest point of this walk.
  • With peace and soul-stirring Himalayas vistas, you will gain an elevation of more than 350 meters each day.
  • If you can adjust with sleep in basic teahouses and lodges with basic cooked meals you can opt for this walk. Lodges can be a little expensive.
  • Weather in Manaslu circuit is unpredictable and changes throughout the year. You must be ready for the unstable weather.

    Manaslu Circuit in Winter
    Manaslu Circuit in Winter
  • It is not possible to hike the Manaslu circuit without a guide. The region between Jagat and Bhimthang has been designated as a restricted area. Since Traveling alone is not permitted in this area. You must have at least one licensed guide or porter who is approved by the government to accompany you.
  • Trekking lasts for 6 to 9 hours per day for around 10 days as per the itinerary. Other days are separated for transportation and preparation.
  • The trip grade is medium. If you have previous experience in mountain trails and have alpine hike experience with high determination then this trip is suitable for you.

Network connectivity in the Manaslu region

Subsequently, most of the lodges let you use the wifi services. Using the extra money you can connect with your loved ones via phone using SAT phone. If you are planning to carry a sim card, you better go with an NTC sim. Compared to Ncell, NTC works well in the Manaslu region.

Accommodation on Manaslu Circuit Trail

Teahouses or lodges with basic facilities are available on the Manaslu Circuit route. Unlike Annapurna Circuit Trek and Everest Base Camp Trek, you have to adjust to very basic facilities at this trip. Normally the bedrooms have two single beds.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Accommodation
Manaslu Circuit Trek Accommodation

You will get to warm your body mostly in the communal area which is heated normally by the firewood or stove. If you are not comfortable with the squat toilets, prepare your mindset to use them daily. Surprisingly, the lodges here mostly have infamous squat toilets which are detached from the sleeping room.

Manaslu Circuit Trekking permit cost

For a legal trip trekkers accordingly need to acquire a total of three permits through a government-registered company in Nepal. If you are thinking of traveling with a freelancer guide be careful of that as the freelance guide themselves cannot manage the permits for Manaslu Trek. Another thing you must keep in mind for this walk is Manaslu Circuit cannot be done solo. To do the excursion you should be in a group of two with a local government-registered trekking guide and company.

Compulsory Manaslu Circuit Trek Permits are:

1. Manaslu Restricted Area Permit

Trekkers need to show the special Manaslu restricted permit shortly at the checkpoint of Jagat and Sama gaun. This permit is required specially from Jagat to Sama Gaun checkpoint.

Costing Details of this Restricted Permit

Sep-Nov: USD 100 for 7 days. After 7 days you have to USD 15 per day.

Dec-Aug: USD 75 for 7 days. After 7 days you have to USD 15 per day.

2. Manaslu Conservation Area Project Permit

You need to show an MCAP permit at the checkpoint in Philim. The cost of this Manaslu Permit is USD 30 per person.

3. Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit

As this journey takes us to the Annapurna Conservation Area, it is mandatory to carry an ACAP permit in this trip. As you enter Dharapani the need for this permit occurs until the time you are inside the Annapurna Conservation Area at Besisahar. The cost of an ACAP permit is USD 30 per person. No matter, how many days you are inside the Conservation Area, the permits work.

Quick Manaslu Circuit Trek Itinerary:

Although the duration of this journey is 14 days, the accurate trekking period is only 9 days. You have to travel by car or Local Bus from Kathmandu to Sotikhala for 8 to 9 hours before starting the trekking and after the end of the trek also 7 to 8 hours driving from Dharapani to Kathmandu. In the middle of the journey, plan to rest one day at an altitude of 3500 meters so the body can acclimatize to the altitude.

To observe the world heritage sites of Kathmandu and preparation of required documents tourists suggest living one extra day just after arrival. Therefore, Manaslu Trekking needs 14 days including international flights.

Day 1. Entry in Kathmandu(1395M/4577FT)

Day 2. Trek Entrance License preparation and city tour in the capital.

Day 3. Driving trip from Kathmandu to Macha Khola(805M/2641FT)

Day 4. Trek from Macha Khola to Jagat(1335M/4380FT)

Day 5. Trek From Jagat to Deng(1865M/6119FT)

Day 6. Trek From Deng to Namrung(2625M/8612FT)

Day 7. Trek from Deng to Samagaun(3515M/11532FT) via beautiful Lo Monastery.

Day 8. Exploration day of Birendra Lake and Manaslu Base Camp.

Day 9. Trek to Samdo(3880M/12730FT)

Day 10. Trek to Dharmashala(4455M/14616FT)

Day 11. Trek to Bhimtang(3595M/11795FT) Via Larkya La Pass(5161M/16932FT)

Day 12. Trek to Dharapani(1965M/6447FT)

Day 13. Drive to Kathmandu(1340M/4396FT)

Day 14. Shopping and Departure Day.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Itinerary

Walking Hours: 30 Minutes Driving

Meals Included: Welcome Dinner

Accommodation: 3 Star Standard Hotel

Max. Altitude: 1345M

Distance: 5.1 kilometer

With the amazing view of the mountains and Kathmandu Valley’s aerial views from the plane, you will land at the TIA Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal. Meanwhile, Kathmandu is situated at the elevation of 1350 meters inside a cavernous hollow covered by circular greenish hills.

Once you arrive at the airport you just complete the formalities there and head towards the terminal gate after claiming your luggage. At the terminal point, a representative member from Mission Himalaya will be there with your name card banner to welcome you and transfer you to the hotel. With the help of his guidance, you just check in to the hotel and rest for a while.

Afterward in the evening, we will organize tour information and guidelines programs with your trek leader. He will explain the Manaslu Circuit Trekking route, Itinerary, and exclude and Includes every single piece of information required for the trek. After listening to his point you too can question straightaway if you have had any doubts.

After completing the meeting you will check your equipment for this trip. If you don’t have all the required gear, depending on your needs, we will take you to either buy or rent those gear. For your information, trekkers can rent or buy new gear straight away from the local shops in Thamel. Markedly, numerous shops here provide the facilities to rent or buy trekking gear near your hotels.

Walking Hours: 6 Hours Day Tour

Meals Included: Breakfast

Accommodation: 3 Star Standard Hotel

Max. Altitude: 1345M

On this day you will explore a few UNESCO properties inside Kathmandu Valley.

Boudhanath stupa and Pashupatinath

The exploration starts from the world’s biggest Boudhnath Stupa. It is primarily a Tibetan Buddhist holy site and the heart of Tibetan refugees. According to legends and evidence, this stupa dates to the 4th century AD.

The peaceful setting of this Stupa is way more attractive. Further, each part of this Buddhist Structure does showcases some meaningful information.

After spending some meaningful time at the Boudhanath Stupa location we will take you to the Pashupatinath Temple. Chiefly, Pashupatinath is a supreme god named Mahadeva and the temple of Pashupatinath is a remarkable holy spot for Hindus Devotees around the world. This Nepali pagoda-style temple was constructed in the 5th to 6th century AD. This Shiva Temple is located alongside the Bagmati holy river.

It is also the spot where you can see the Hindu Cremation ceremony. Many Hindus carry their dead body to the aryaghat just behind this Pashupati temple. Only Hindus are permitted to pray and enter the main temple. However, people of other religions can observe this temple from behind the temple and the opposite of Aryaghat in the east.

Hanumandhoka Durbar Square

The third monument you will visit on this day tour is Hanumandhoka Durbar Square. Meanwhile, it is a 5km driving distance away from Pashupatinath Temple. This medieval castle is one of the three major royal palaces inside the heart of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Lalitpur.

Numerous Malla and Shah Dynasty kings made those numerous temples and palaces those roofs in pagoda styles. Many of those royal palace erections were destroyed during the 2015 April 25 earthquake.

The Living Goddess Kumari Temple, a single wooden temple Kastamandap, the King’s temple Taleju, the biggest stone statue Kal Bhairav, and Tribhuvan Museum, with the attractive square which is filled with wooden architecture stone arts, and ancient jewels undeniably sprinkle the Kathmandu old royal durbar square.

Swoyambhunath Temple

Thereon, we will head to the main shrine of Swayambhunath which is at 15 minutes of hiking distance from Bhagwan pau. This temple is well-liked by both Buddhist and Hindu devotees. As per the native, the Monkey temple was constructed by the Mahayana Bodhisatta after clearing the lake water of Kathmandu.

If the weather and sky are clear, travelers can enjoy the nearby hill, the Himalayas, and the spectacular view of Kathmandu from this place. As soon as the sightseeing is complete, we will take you back to your respective hotels.

Walking Hours: 7 To 9 Hours Driving

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

Accommodation: Tea Houses Or Lodges

Max. Altitude: 870M

Distance: 161 Kilometer

After the morning meal in the Kathmandu hotel, we will commence the Manaslu Circuit Trek driving journey from Kathmandu. Taking a private car or local bus we will head to Nepal’s old highway named Prithivi Highway towards Machakhola. Macha Khola leads the sideroads of Dhading or Gorkha and along the right-side trails from Prithivi highway which is apart from Benighat or Gorkha.

On the way, you will get to enjoy the rapid flow of river Gandaki which is also the mix of the Tsum stream of mountain land of Tibetans. In addition, during the drive, you can also observe Lapubesi, a big Gurung brave community.

All in all, the drive will take us to the countryside regions, showcasing tiny villages, greenish cultivation lands, and the river banks of hilly regions. Today’s drive ends unusually without the concrete and dusty roads from Arughat to Macha Khola. This last portion of the drive is tiresome for travelers heading to Macha Khola.

However, this adventure drive on bumpy roads with numerous topography covering woodland, cultivated fields, stony scenery, meandering rivers and streams, and a pleasing waterfall cascade, makes the trekkers feel astonished while bringing a cherished smile to their faces.

The stop for today is Macha Khola which is located at the side of the Budi Gandaki river.

Walking Hours: 7 To 8 Hours Trekking

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

Accommodation: Tea Houses Or Lodges

Max. Altitude: 1340M

Distance: 22.2 kilometer

Once we complete our first Himalayas morning meal and coffee, we will start our first-day trek. The trail today leads us to the ravine while continuing alongside the river. Proceeding slightly uphill and downhill walk we will cross the suspension bridge before attaining Khorlabesi village over the Tharo Stream. After a few steps of gently uphill and downhill walk from there, we will reach Tatopani which means small Natural Hot springs. Tatopani is probably the best destination for short rest for very trekkers to the Manaslu region.

After Tatopani, the trails again gently uphill to the next narrow hilltop. During this walk, we will pass the Budhi Gandaki river via a suspension bridge. Thereon, we need to walk over some stony ladder-like structures to reach uphill Dobhan Village. Upon reaching the Dobhan village we will again cross the beautiful bridge over the Yarukhola stream. Our next step from there will take us to the uphill trails of Tharo Pass Trekking over that pass we will eventually reach Jagat, a beautiful Gurung Village. The trail near the Jagat sometimes lets us take a glimpse of Black Face Monkey which is also known as Langur by the locals.

Walking Hours: 5 To 6 Hours Trekking

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

Accommodation: Tea Houses Or Lodges

Max. Altitude: 1860M

Distance: 19.9 Kilometer/12.3 miles

An inspiring view of Sringri Mountain(7187m) greets us at the start of today’s walk. In this part, we can also observe a fascinating countryside village. On the farmlands, we can see the traditional way of cultivation where farmers plow the field with most of the time bulls and sometimes men.

This scenic trekking route further offers plenty of Himalayan tops and cliffsides, waterfalls, pine and rhododendron trees, Bamboo forests, and a few streams like Deng stream with some suspension bridges. Before hiking to Sirdibas, we can catch the glimpse of some rural settlements while hiking through the huge subtropical forest, with different scenery, and huge sub-tropical forest before hiking Sirdibas. After passing Salleri village we will grab our lunch at Sirdibas.

Our trekking today leads to the gorge along the Ghattekhola stream valley. Before reaching Philim we will cross the long bridge over the river and can observe millet, Corn, and Potato farms where the locals made a popular wine from these grains. Today, we will hike for a long time on the western ridge of the Budigandaki river. Continuing the walk we will find ourselves at the Deng stream. We will cross the stream. After crossing the Deng stream we will reach Deng village. Deng village is a popular Tibetan Buddhist village with numerous, chortens, prayer flags, Mani painting walls, and amazing Himalayan vistas. Overnight at Deng village.

Walking Hours: 5 To 6 Hours Trekking

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

Accommodation: Tea Houses Or Lodges

Max. Altitude: 2630M

Distance: 19.4 kilometers

At the beginning of the day, we will take our breakfast in Deng. After breakfast, we will continue our hike of the day. As we will be trekking through the culturally vibrant village on this day, the trekking today is probably the most momentous one. Furthermore, it is the same day on which the Himalayas starts to appear in distance.

If we choose to trek through the trails along the prok village we can witness beautifully snowcovered Singri Mountain. Throughout the journey, we will cross the Gandaki river suspension bridge many times. During the walk, we can also see several Buddhist monasteries on the trail.

A hike today starts in huge forests and ends when the woodlands thin out. Before reaching Namrung Village we will climb for 1 hour on the steep trail.

Walking Hours: 7 To 8 Hours Trekking

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

Accommodation: Tea Houses Or Lodges

Max. Altitude: 3520M

Distance: 17.7 kilometers

Waking up early in the morning we will go for a walk in the village of Namrung. The walk lets us have a great view of the Shringi Himalayas and Ganesh Himal to the north and Himal Chuli in the southern part. After the walk, we will proceed with our further walk. At the beginning part of the ascent, we need to climb steep trails until Lihi- a rural place housing numerous Buddhist temples and barley farmlands.

We will take our lunch break in Lho village after Sho. While passing Lho village we will relish the enchanting Manaslu north view. It is especially from Ribung/Ribum Monastery in Lho we will witness the captivating Manaslu North View. Proceeding the trek from there we can enjoy the scene of Himal Chuli mountain, Ngadi Chuli Himalaya aka peak 29 on the left-hand side, Manaslu north, and its huge glaciers on the fronts and in the righthand side direction Ganesh Himalayan Ranges. Upon reaching Samagaun, we will terminate our trek for the day.

Besides mountains, the journey of this day also grants us to observe the village people in their traditional Buddhist attire named Chubas. Locals trust that the name of Tsum Valley of this region came from these costumes.

The views of Manaslu North (7157m), Naike Peak (5515m), and Manaslu (8163m) are the highlights of the day.

Walking Hours: Stroll Around 2 Hours

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

Accommodation: Tea Houses Or Lodges

Max. Altitude: 3520M

Distance: 10.2 KM For MBC Round Trip

Today we can observe some ancient Buddhist gates named “Kani”. Surrounded by the Ngadi Chuli Himalayas and Manaslu Himalayan ranges, the village of Samagaun showcases the best Manaslu and other mountain vistas. However, what we have to do care most is the proper acclimatization rest to cope with the increasing altitude.

On this day, we will have the option to do long acclimatization hiking along the Manaslu Base Camp. It takes around 8 hours for a round trip. Alternatively, we can also go for Punggen Monastery hiking which is of 4 hours round trip. We will do this hiking only if the snow level is normal. Trekking along the Manaslu Base Camp offers the beautiful scene of Tumbling icefall, glaciers, a Himalayan Birendra Tal or Lake, and Nubri gorge itself. During the climbing season, we can also sometimes see the tented camps at Manaslu Base Camp.

Trekkers who like just a short acclimatization hike can certainly go to the greenish-blue color lake Birendra which comes from the Manaslu glaciers. Thousands of mani walls and stones, local dress and ornaments in Samagaun village, and the enchanting views of glaciers from monastery hikes or Birendra lake hikes are the attraction of the day.

Walking Hours: 5 To 6 Hours Trekking

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

Accommodation: Tea Houses Or Lodges

Max. Altitude: 3860M

Distance: 16.4 kilometers

After the morning breakfast, we will descend to the Budhi Gandaki River and continue the walk along the riverside till we encounter a bridge over the stream nearby. The walk today is not an easier one. Trekking along the Juniper and Birch forest we will reach Kermo Kharka from where there is a steep climb to the alpine region. Walking at a slow pace we will reach Samdo village, Also known as the village of Yak, Samdo is the trade route for Tibet due to the close border in Tibet.

Samdo village is the last village before crossing Larkya la pass. Though you will pass Dharmashala before Larkya La there are no settlements of people in Dharmasala. In Dharmashala, there are just hotels. In June, July, and August some business can occur near this village.

Today’s attractions are prayers/the Tibetan flag, mani painted walls. These all make Samdo look like a tiny part of Tibet.

Few trekkers who acclimatize in Samdo have 2 options for hiking.

Challenging hiking named Gya La pass situated on the northern side of Samdo. It is also a business trail in Tibet and is very difficult and takes a full day of trekking. This trail is not suitable for beginner trekkers.

Another acclimatization trek is just at the back side of Samdo village which is also a traditional route to Tibet. This route offers the picturesque scene of Mt. Manaslu, Kang Guru, Himalchuli, and Ngadi Chuli range with Larkya Peak. Some lucky trekkers can observe snow Himalayas leopard, Himalayan Lhopophorus Impagenous birds, and mountain griffins during the trekking.

Walking Hours: 4 To 5 Hours Trekking

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

Accommodation: Tea Houses Or Lodges

Max. Altitude: 4460M/14631FT

Distance: 11.7 Kilometers

Today we will start trekking along the trade market route in this region namely Larkya Bazaar and downhill to the river valley Budi Gandaki. After the downhill trek, we will walk over the wooden bridge and then continue the further uphill walk observing the huge Larkya Glaciers on the left side of the trek trail. Following the trail to Salka stream Valley, we will join the uphill trek to Dharmashala or Larkya Pass Phedi or Larkya La Base Camp. We will spend the remaining time doing some easy acclimatization hiking.

Close-up view of mountains and the glimpse of some Blue sheep will add flavor to our journey. The alpine topography of this elevated region is no less than any heavenly paradise. As we will be crossing the Larkya La Higher pass the next day we will go to the bed early for an early wake-up.

Sycha glacier Manaslu view and Larkya Himal is the main attraction today.

Walking Hours: 7 To 8 Hours Trekking

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

Accommodation: Tea Houses Or Lodges

Max. Altitude: 3750M

Distance: 24.6 Kilometers

The trekking of this day is the most difficult and longest trekking of this adventure. We will wake up quite earlier and take a heavy breakfast as there will be no place for lunch in between the walk. Due to the challenging adventure routes, we will pack some lunch for the trails. We can observe the close scene of glacial lakes, attractive hollows/valleys, and numerous snow-covered Himalayan ranges.

After a few hours of hiking from Larke Phedi, we will walk over the northern part of Larkya la Glaciers. We can witness the closeup views of Larkya Peak and Cho Danda Close in the routes. Long ascends over the glaciers make the walk a bit difficult. From the top of the pass, 5160m we can observe huge Annapurna II and Himlung Himal, and Cheo Mountain.This gives the trekkers perfect opportunity to capture couple of Memorable photos. Furthermore, the views of the Kangaru and Gyaji Himalayan ranges make our trekking more fascinating and excellent.

Some trekkers find the 1500 meters of steep down trails more challenging. From the trail, one can observe the Manaslu summit. Most the part of this trail is covered with ice and snow so, while trekking at this part we will carry crampons. Once we reach Bhimtang we will take proper rest to drive away the tiredness of the whole stressful day.

Glacier Moraine, a frozen glacier lake, the scenery of huge Himalayan peaks like Kang Guru (6980m), Gyaji Kung (&030m) Cheo Mountain (6820m), and Himlung Himal (7126m), Larkya pass are the chief attraction of this day.

Walking Hours: 5 To 6 Hours Trekking

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

Accommodation: Tea Houses Or Lodges

Max. Altitude: 1963M

Distance: 15.8 Kilometers

After two days of trekking in alpine land with no grassland, we will today trek through the huge pine woodlands and greenery pasturelands. Proceeding the trek from Bhimtang, we will eventually follow the Dudh streams river and meet the Marshyangdi River at Dharapani.

The trail in between will therefore allow us to explore the small settlements in Surki and Gho. After a few steps of trekking from these settlements, we will therefore move down to the beautiful Gurung Village namely Tilije. It is here we will take our lunch. As this village is popular for apple slider and brandy production, if you are interested you can have a taste of it.

From Tilije we will continue our further trek to Dharapani. On the opposite of Dharapani, the small Gurung settlement with beautiful Buddhist gates and other related relics drag our attention for a while. We will stay for this day at Dharapani. Dharapani is the junction point where the trekker of Annapurna Circuit and Manaslu Circuit trekkers met.

This day greets us well with the giant Himalayan ranges like Lamjung Himalayas, Annapurna 2, Manaslu, and Cheo Himal. On this trekking day, the huge farmlands in Karche and other villages show up all the way around. During the spring trekkers can observe the national flower jungle named Rhododendrons.

Mt. Manaslu (8163m) enchanting scene, with diverse agricultural topography, cultivated farmland, Dudh Khola, and a village-like Goa namely Tilije are the main attraction of the day.

Walking Hours: 8 To 9 Hours Driving

Meals Included: Breakfast And Lunch

Accommodation: 3 Star Standard Hotel

Max. Altitude: 1345M

Distance: 119 kilometers

We will grab our breakfast in the Himalayas in front of the Marshyangdi riverside before a jeep drive from Dharapani. Passing through several villages of Tal, Chamche, Jagat, Syange, and numerous villages we will continue our driving journey. Throughout the way, we can observe the trekking trails, stony ridges of Annapurna, many suspension bridges over rivers, and hydroelectricity project buildings on the Marshyangdi riversides. Further, terrace farmlands, flower forest, influent waterfall and likewise appears in our sight all day.

After a long drive from Dharapani, we will reach Kathmandu. In the evening, we will greet you with a farewell dinner on the occasion of the Manaslu trek success.

Due to the paved trails luxury car cannot pick you up from Dharapani so according to your booking we can send a private luxury car to Besishahar. You can share your Manaslu journey experience with our representative. It is the day we will provide the certificate of trek completion from our company.

Walking Hours: 30 Minutes Driving

Meals Included: Breakfast

Accommodation: None

Max. Altitude: 1355M

Distance: 5.1 kilometer to TIA Airport

It is the final day of your Manaslu Adventure journey. If it’s your flight day depending on your flight schedule we will transfer you to the TIA. In Kathmandu’s 3-star hotel, if time allows, we will serve you a delectable breakfast. If your flight is in the evening, you can happily go shopping to buy gifts for your family and friend from the Himalayas country Nepal. When not shopping, you can have a massage or just wander the narrow road surrounding the neighborhood market.

We will expect you to see the next Himalayas journey with us.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Cost

  • An English-speaking Trekking guide with salary, food, accommodation, transportation, and Insurance.
  • A city tour guide for day 2 Kathmandu sightseeing with salary, food, transportation, and insurance.
  • Trekking porter with his salary food accommodation, transportation, and insurance. (1 porter share for 2 guests)
  • Big Trekking map.
  • Kathmandu to Sotikhola and Dharapani to Kathmandu by private transport. (if local transport is the mentioned cost will be budgeted)
  • main course meals during the trek (a breakfast, a lunch, and a dinner)
  • Providing all necessary documents for trekking. Restricted area permits and Manaslu conservational Area Project permits.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu in 3-star category hotels in twin/double rooms with breakfast.
  • Accommodation on a trek in normal lodges/Teahouses.
  • Private Transport from/to the airport at the time of international pick up and drop.
  • Complete private transport during the program sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  • sleeping bag and down jacket for the trekking. (please do not forget to return after returning from the trek)
  • complimentary welcome dinner before starting the trip or farewell dinner after the trip. (depends on international flight time).
  • Visa to Nepal: 15 days - 30 USD, 30 days - 50 USD.
  • International flight ticket according to the schedule.
  • Travel Insurance (please bought Insurance and reconfirm with your agent for emergency evacuation is provided or not at the elevation of 5000m)
  • Other Meals rather than the above itinerary.
  • Bar and beverage bills, Hot shower, Wifi and internet, Soft drinks, Hot and cold drinks, Mineral water, etc.
  • Sightseeing entrance fees in Kathmandu.
  • Tips for your guide porter and driver.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Map

Manaslu Circuit Trek Map

Manaslu Circuit Trek FAQ'S


This trekking journey is considered to be a challenging trek, as it involves trekking through remote and rugged terrain, crossing high passes, and experiencing unpredictable weather conditions.

It is recommended for experienced trekkers who are physically fit and have prior experience with high-altitude trekking. It is also important to have proper gear and to be accompanied by a guide or a group, as the trail can be difficult to navigate.


It is Not possible to stay overnight at Manaslu Base Camp, but it’s not a common practice. Base camp is just a point to start and end the Expeditions, it’s not a developed area, and it doesn’t have any facilities such as lodges or teahouses. So, you would need to bring your own camping gear and supplies if you want to stay overnight with expedition permits. It’s usually done by a guided expedition or a camping trek.

It’s also important to note that camping above 5,000 meters can be dangerous due to the risk of altitude sickness, so it is essential to acclimatize properly and be aware of the symptoms.


During this journey, shower facilities are limited and typically found only in the larger villages along the trail. You may find basic shower facilities at some of the teahouses or lodges that you will be staying in. However, these facilities may be basic and may not have hot water.

It’s common to take bucket shower in the teahouses, where you can ask to heat up some water for you. Some teahouses and lodges also have a shared washing area, where you can clean yourself using a basin or bucket of water.

It’s important to note that the availability and quality of shower facilities can vary, and it’s always a good idea to pack some wet wipes or baby wipes to stay fresh during the trek.

Keep in mind that trekking in the Manaslu Circuit is a remote area, and you should be prepared for basic living conditions.


During the Manaslu trekking journey, charging facilities for electronic devices are limited and can be found only in larger villages along the trail. Some of the teahouses and lodges that you will be staying in may have a charging facility, usually for a fee, but it’s not always guaranteed. It’s a good idea to bring a power bank or an external battery pack, as well as a charging cable for your device.

It’s important to note that the availability and quality of charging facilities can vary, and it’s always a good idea to bring extra batteries or a solar charger as backup.

You should also be prepared for power outages, which can happen due to poor weather conditions or other reasons. Therefore, it’s a good idea to bring a headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries, as you may need them in case of power cuts.


Wifi availability during the Manaslu trekkingcan be limited and spotty. Some of the larger villages along the trail may have wifi, but the availability and quality can vary greatly. You may find wifi at some of the teahouses or lodges that you will be staying in, but these facilities may require a fee and the internet connection could be slow.

Keep in mind that trekking in the Manaslu Circuit is a remote area, and wifi availability is not always guaranteed. It’s a good idea to keep your expectations low and to be prepared to go without internet access for periods of time.

You can also consider buying a local SIM card with data package, but again, it may be limited and not always reliable.

It’s always a good idea to let your family and friends know your itinerary and contact them when you have access to internet or phone signal.


The average group size for this trip can vary depending on the trekking company or agency that you are using, but typically groups are between 2 to 15 people. Groups can be made up of friends, family, or strangers who have joined the trek together. Some trekking companies may also have solo trekkers join a group to make the trek more affordable or to provide safety in numbers.

Keep in mind that the larger the group, the more challenging it may be to coordinate and organize, but it can also make the trek more social and fun. If you prefer a more intimate and quiet experience, a smaller group might be a better option.

It’s always a good idea to check with the trekking company or agency to see what their typical group size is and how they handle groups of different sizes.


The best time to trek the Manaslu Circuit depends on your personal preferences and what you want to get out of the trek. However, in general, the most popular time to trek is during the months of September to November, and from March to May.

During September to November, the weather is clear and dry, which makes for the best trekking conditions. The monsoon season has ended, and the trails are dry, making it easier to navigate. Additionally, the rhododendron and other flowers are in bloom, adding a splash of color to the trek.

From March to May, the temperature is warmer, making it more comfortable for trekking, and the weather is mostly stable. It’s also a good time to see the mountain views and the wildflowers.

However, it’s important to note that trekking in the Manaslu Circuit is in a remote area, and the weather can be unpredictable. Even during the best months, it’s not uncommon to experience rain, snow, or other inclement weather.

It’s always a good idea to check the latest weather forecast and to be prepared for changes in weather conditions.


The size of the staff during this tour can vary depending on the trekking company or agency you are using and the size of your group. Typically, a group of 2 trekkers will have at least one guide and one porter fIn a group. If the trekkers are 6 pax and more 2 guide and 3 morters.

The guide is responsible for leading the group and providing information on the trail, culture, and history. They will also help with any issues that may arise during the trek.

The porter carries your luggage and other equipment. They will help with setting up camp, preparing meals and providing assistance as needed.

Keep in mind that having more staff can make the trek more comfortable and easier, as they can help with carrying your bags, preparing meals and providing assistance if you need it.

It’s always a good idea to check with the trekking company or agency to see what the staff-to-client ratio is, and what their staff’s qualifications and experience are.


Packing lightly for a Manaslu Circuit trek can help make your trek more comfortable and enjoyable. Here are a few tips on how to pack lightly:

  1. Make a list: Before you start packing, make a list of everything you will need for the trek. This will help you stay organized and make sure you don’t forget anything important.
  2. Pack multi-purpose items: Pack items that can be used for multiple purposes, such as a jacket that can also be used as a pillow, or a bandana that can be used as a headband or a scarf.
  3. Leave unnecessary items behind: Avoid bringing items that you won’t need on the trek, such as fancy clothes or heavy books.
  4. Pack a good pair of boots: A good pair of hiking boots is essential for the trek. Make sure they are comfortable, waterproof and well-broken-in.
  5. Bring a small daypack: Pack a small daypack with essentials such as sunscreen, insect repellent, a water bottle, and a few snacks. This will allow you to carry only what you need for the day and leave the rest of your items in the main bag.
  6. Rent or hire: You can also rent or hire some equipment and clothing, such as sleeping bags, down jackets, and trekking poles, which can save a lot of space in your luggage.
  7. Keep in mind that you will be carrying your own bag for long days and steep terrain, so pack smartly to keep your bag as light as possible, so you can enjoy the trek with ease.

Remember that you can always ask your guide or porter for help if you need it and they can help you with carrying extra stuffs.


If you have excess luggage that you won’t need on your Manaslu Circuit trek, there are a few options for leaving it in Kathmandu:

  1. Hotel storage: Many hotels in Kathmandu offer storage for guests’ luggage. You can inquire about this service at the hotel you will be staying at before your trek.
  2. Trekking agency storage: Some trekking agencies in Kathmandu offer storage for their clients’ excess luggage. You can inquire about this service when you book your trek.
  3. Leave it at home: If you are returning back to Kathmandu after the trek and you don’t have any other plans in Nepal, you can opt to leave your excess luggage at home, so you don’t have to worry about it while you are trekking.

Note: It’s always a good idea to confirm the price and security of the storage option before leaving your luggage with them. Also, don’t forget to take a picture of the stored items and keep the receipt of the storage place, in case of any lost or damage.


It is generally not recommended to wear shorts during a Manaslu Circuit trek as the trail can be strenuous and the terrain can be rough, and it’s important to protect your legs from cuts, scrapes and sunburn. Long pants or leggings will provide better protection and keep you more comfortable during the trek.

In Kathmandu, shorts are more acceptable in tourist areas, but it’s best to dress modestly when visiting temples, monasteries, or other cultural sites. It’s a good idea to bring a few pairs of long pants or skirts to wear in these situations.

In general, dress codes in Nepal tend to be more conservative than in many Western countries. It is considered respectful to dress modestly, especially when visiting religious sites or when interacting with local communities.

So, it’s always a good idea to pack a few pairs of long pants and skirts, so you will be prepared for any situation. If you do wear shorts, make sure to wear appropriate shirts that cover your shoulders and upper arms.


You can exchange your foreign currency for Nepali Rupees at several places in Kathmandu and other major towns in Nepal. Here are a few options:

  1. Banks: Most banks in Nepal have foreign exchange counters where you can exchange your currency. They typically have better exchange rates than money changers and will give you a receipt for your transaction.
  2. Money changers: There are many money changers in Kathmandu and other major towns in Nepal. They are typically found in tourist areas and at the airport. They usually offer slightly lower exchange rates than banks, but they are more convenient and may be open longer hours.
  3. Hotels: Some hotels in Nepal will exchange currency for their guests. It’s best to inquire at the hotel reception or front desk.
  4. Street vendors: you may also find street vendors or small shops that exchange currency, but be aware that they may have lower exchange rates and you have to be careful of the authenticity of the money.
  5. ATMs: You can also withdraw Nepali Rupees from ATMs in Kathmandu and other major towns using your international credit or debit card.

It’s a good idea to bring a small amount of U.S. dollars in cash, as it can be used as a backup in case you are unable to find an ATM or money changer.

It’s always recommended to check the exchange rate before you exchange your money, and be aware of the fees charged by the exchange centers.


Choosing the right trekking company for this excursion is important to ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable experience. Here are a few tips on how to choose the best trekking company:

  1. Research: Look for reviews and testimonials from previous clients of different trekking companies. Also, check the company’s website and social media pages to get an idea of their level of professionalism and the services they offer.
  2. Check the company’s credentials: Make sure the company is registered with the Nepal Tourism Board and the Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN). These organizations regulate trekking companies and ensure that they meet certain standards.
  3. Look for a company that offers good support: Choose a company that will provide you with a guide and porter, as well as the necessary equipment for the trek. They should also have a good support team to help you with any problems or emergencies that may arise during the trek.
  4. Consider the company’s experience: Choose a company that has experience in running Manaslu Circuit trek. This will ensure that they are familiar with the trail, the local communities, and the best practices for trekking in the area.
  5. Compare prices: Compare prices of different trekking companies and choose the one that best fits your budget. However, be aware that the cheapest option may not always be the best.
  6. Have a clear communication with the company before you book and ask any questions you have, also don’t hesitate to ask for any certification, licenses, or permits that the company holds.

It’s always recommended to choose a reputable and experienced trekking company to ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable trek. It’s also a good idea to read the reviews and testimonials from previous clients of the company, to get a sense of their level of professionalism and service.


Yes, the Manaslu Circuit trek is suitable for all age groups, provided they are fit enough to make the journey. The path is considered doable by children and the elderly, though it can be quite challenging for those in poorer physical condition. Nonetheless, trekkers who choose to embark on this incredible journey will be rewarded with stunning views of the Himalayas and an experience that will last a lifetime.


There is no specific age limit embark on this journey, but it is a challenging trek that requires a good level of physical fitness and trekking experience. The trek involves steep inclines, rocky terrain, and high altitude, and can take up to two weeks to complete.

It is important to take into account that children and older people may not have the physical capabilities to complete the trek. It is always best to consult with a doctor and a trekking agency before planning the trek. They will be able to provide advice on whether the trek is suitable for you or your loved one and if there are any additional precautions that need to be taken.

Additionally, it is important to note that altitude sickness can be a serious concern on this trip, so it is important to acclimatize properly and be prepared to turn back if necessary.

We have past experience of trekkers minimum age of 8 years and maximum age of 75 years did this trek and success their mission.


Past hiking experience can be beneficial for the Manaslu Circuit trek as it is a challenging trek that requires a good level of physical fitness. The trek involves steep inclines, rocky terrain, and high altitude and can take up to two weeks to complete.

Having previous hiking experience can help you to be better prepared for the physical demands of the trek. It can also help you to have a better understanding of what to expect on the trail, and how to properly pack and prepare for the trek.

However, having past hiking experience is not strictly necessary, if you are physically fit, have a good level of endurance, and are willing to train and prepare for the trek, you can still complete the trek successfully. It is always best to consult with a trekking agency and a doctor before planning the trek, they will be able to provide advice on whether the trek is suitable for you and if there are any additional precautions that need to be taken.


Manaslu Circuit trek is considered a safe trek for lady trekkers, but as with any trek in a remote area, it is important to take necessary precautions and be aware of your surroundings.

It is advisable to hire a reputable trekking agency that can provide you with a well experienced guide or porter if desired. This can provide an extra level of comfort and security for lady trekkers. It is also a good idea to inform your trekking agency of your concerns and they will be able to provide you with any additional support you may need.

It is also important to be aware of the local customs and culture and to dress modestly and respectfully.

It is always best to be prepared for any emergency situations and to have a proper first aid kit and an emergency communication device with you. Be sure to let someone know of your itinerary and check in with them regularly.

It is also important to note that while it is considered a safe trek, crime and theft can occur in any area, so you should take the same precautions you would in any other travel destination.


There are several ways to pay for the cost of a Manaslu trek, including:

  1. Credit or debit card: Many trekking companies and tour operators accept payment by credit or debit card through their websites or over the phone.
  2. PayPal: Some companies also accept payment via PayPal, which allows you to use your bank account or credit card to make a secure online payment.
  3. Bank transfer: Many companies also accept payment via bank transfer, which allows you to transfer money directly from your bank account to the company’s account.
  4. Cash: If you are booking a trek directly through a local agency or guide, you may be able to pay in cash. It is the best options for our company.

It is important to note that the cost of the trek can vary depending on the season, the duration of the trek, and the services included in the package. It is also important to research the company you are booking with and make sure they are reputable and can provide you with the services you need.

Note: We will suggest you 20% advance payment you can pay from your country and rest amount you can bring cash. You can pay before your trek start in kathmandu.


Here is a general packing list for a Manaslu Circuit trek:

  1. Backpack: A large backpack with a capacity of at least 60 liters is recommended for carrying all of your gear.
  2. Sleeping bag: A good quality sleeping bag rated to at least -10 degrees Celsius is recommended for the trek.
  3. Sleeping pad: A self-inflating or closed-cell foam sleeping pad is recommended for added insulation and comfort.
  4. Clothing: Warm layers are essential for the trek, including a down or synthetic insulated jacket, fleece or wool sweater, thermal underwear, and waterproof and breathable pants and jacket.
  5. Footwear: A good pair of hiking boots with a sturdy sole and ankle support is essential. Also, bring a pair of lightweight shoes or sandals for camp.
  6. Headwear: A warm hat and a pair of gloves are essential for the trek, as well as a sun hat or baseball cap for sun protection.
  7. Personal hygiene: A personal first aid kit, toiletries, and a personal towel are essential.
  8. Trekking poles: These can be very helpful on the trek, especially for steep descents.
  9. Water bottles or hydration system: Make sure you have enough water storage to last the entire day.
  10. Headlamp: A headlamp is useful for early morning hikes and navigating through the dark.
  11. Camera and extra batteries: If you want to capture memories of the trek.
  12. Cash: It is always good to carry some cash for emergencies and for small purchases on the trek.

It is important to keep in mind that you should pack light, but also bring everything you need for a safe and comfortable trek. Also, it is important to check the weather forecast and adjust accordingly, as the temperature and weather can change quickly in the mountains.


When giving a bag to a trekking porter, it is important to choose a durable and functional bag that can withstand the rigors of outdoor use. A backpack or duffel bag made of waterproof or water-resistant materials, with sturdy straps and zippers, would be a good choice. It should also be large enough to hold all of the necessary gear and supplies.

It’s also important to consider the weight of the bag, as porters will be carrying it for long distances and over rough terrain. A lightweight and durable bag is the best option for this purpose.


Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu can vary depending on your budget and preferences. There are many options available, including luxury hotels, mid-range hotels, and budget guesthouses. When choosing a place to stay, it’s important to research the location, amenities, and reviews to ensure that it is safe, clean, and comfortable. You can also consider staying in a homestay or a local guesthouse to experience a more authentic and cultural experience. Additionally, it’s a good idea to book your accommodation in advance to ensure that you have a place to stay upon your arrival in Kathmandu.


During a trek in the Manaslu region, you can expect a mix of accommodation options, including teahouses and camping.

Teahouses are common along the trekking routes in the Manaslu region, which offer basic accommodation, food, and drinks. They typically consist of a room with a shared bathroom and a dining area. The rooms are usually simple and basic, with twin beds, a blanket, and sometimes a pillow. Many teahouses have electricity generated by solar panels or hydroelectricity, but it’s not guaranteed.

Camping is also an option in the Manaslu Circuit, although it’s less common than staying in teahouses. If you choose to camp, you’ll need to bring your own camping gear, including a tent, sleeping bag, and pad. Some trekking agencies provide camping equipment and guide, cook, and porter services.

It’s important to note that amenities and services may be limited in remote areas and it’s always good to be prepared for the worst-case scenario.


Private rooms may be available during your trek in the Manaslu, but they may be limited and in high demand, especially during peak trekking season. They typically cost more than a shared room, and the cost can vary depending on the location and level of amenities.

You can expect to pay a premium for a private room, and the cost can vary depending on the location, facilities, and season. On average, a private room in a teahouse can cost anywhere from $5 to $25 per night, depending on the location and facilities. It’s important to note that the cost can be higher in more remote and higher altitude areas.

It’s always best to check directly with the teahouse or trekking agency for current prices, and to book in advance during peak season to ensure availability. It’s also important to note that in some remote areas, private rooms may not be available at all and you might need to share a room with other trekkers.

Note: We cannot confirm to give you private room during trek. Because we respect all trekkers. some sleep in private room and some sleep in dinning rrom is not fair.


Drinking water can be obtained from various sources, including streams, rivers, and springs. It is advisable to bring a water filtration system or iodine tablets to purify the water before drinking.

Teahouses along the trekking route typically have a supply of boiled and filtered water available for purchase. Some teahouses have a water filter, so you can fill your own water bottle. However, it’s always good to check the quality of the water and if the teahouse’s water filter is well maintained before using it.

You can also find natural water sources like streams and rivers, but be cautious about the source and quality of the water and make sure to purify it before drinking.

It’s important to note that water sources may dry up or become contaminated during the dry season, so it’s always a good idea to carry enough water for the day and to check with locals or your guide about the availability of water sources along the way.

It’s also important to note that plastic waste is a serious problem in the Himalayas, and trekkers are encouraged to minimize their use of single-use plastic bottles and bring a reusable water bottle and a water purification system.


You can expect to eat a variety of meals, including traditional Nepalese and Tibetan dishes, as well as more familiar Western-style food.

Teahouses along the trekking route typically have a menu of simple meals that you can order and enjoy in their dining area. These meals are often made from locally grown and produced ingredients and can include dishes such as dal bhat (lentil soup and rice), momos (dumplings), and various curries. You can also find some western dishes like pasta, pizza, and sandwiches.

Breakfast options include porridge, muesli, omelet, and toast. It’s important to note that the menu and availability of food can vary depending on the location and time of year, so it’s always a good idea to be flexible and bring some snacks and energy bars to supplement your meals.

It’s also important to note that during trekking, it’s important to stay hydrated and to consume enough calories to keep energy levels up, so it’s a good idea to eat a balanced diet and to be mindful of your portion sizes.

Also, it’s important to note that while teahouses will have firewood or electricity to cook, in some remote areas, it may not be available, so be prepared for cold meals.


Toilet facilities can vary depending on the location and the teahouse. In more developed areas, you can expect to find basic toilet facilities with a western-style flush toilet and a sink. However, in more remote areas, the facilities may be more basic and consist of a squat toilet or a pit toilet.

Most teahouses will have toilet facilities, but they may not be located inside the teahouse itself. Some teahouses may have a shared toilet located outside the building, while others may have a private toilet in the room. It’s important to note that in some remote areas, toilet facilities may be limited or non-existent, and you may need to use a “bush toilet” or bury your waste.

It’s always a good idea to bring your own toilet paper and hand sanitizer, as these supplies may not be available or may be limited in some areas. It’s also important to note that during the trek, it’s important to follow Leave No Trace principles and to properly dispose of waste to minimize environmental impact.


Laundry facilities can be limited and may vary depending on the location and the teahouse. Some teahouses may have a laundry service available for a fee, while others may not have any laundry facilities at all.

In more developed areas, you can expect to find a few teahouses that provide a laundry service, but the cost may be high, and the process can take a day or two to complete. In more remote areas, laundry facilities may be limited or non-existent, and you may need to hand-wash your clothes yourself.

It’s important to note that during the trek, you should pack enough clothes for the duration of the trek, as laundry facilities may not be available or may be limited in some areas. It’s also important to note that during trekking, it’s important to minimize your environmental impact, and to properly dispose of waste water from hand-washing clothes.

It’s also important to note that laundry facilities are not available in all teahouses, so it’s always a good idea to be prepared and to pack enough clothes for the duration of the trek.


It is not recommended to trek the Manaslu without acclimatizing. Altitude sickness can occur at high elevations and can be dangerous if not properly addressed.

Acclimatization is the process of allowing your body to adjust to the decrease in oxygen at higher elevations. It is important to give your body time to adjust before attempting to trek to higher elevations. It is also recommended to have a guide who has knowledge about altitude sickness and its prevention.


If you experience symptoms of altitude sickness, such as headaches, nausea, fatigue, or difficulty sleeping, it is important to descend to a lower elevation immediately. This can help to alleviate the symptoms and prevent the condition from worsening. It is also recommended to seek medical attention if symptoms persist or worsen.

If you get injured during your trek, the best course of action will depend on the nature and severity of the injury. In the case of a minor injury, such as a sprained ankle or a small cut, you may be able to continue trekking with the appropriate treatment. However, if the injury is more severe, such as a broken bone or a head injury, you will likely need to be evacuated to receive proper medical care. Your guide or local outfitter will be able to help you with this process. It is also important to have a travel insurance that covers emergency medical evacuation and other medical expenses


The temperature during a trek to the Manaslu can vary depending on the time of year and the elevation. During the spring and autumn seasons, the temperature can be mild to warm during the day and cool to cold at night. As you gain altitude, the temperature will become cooler. At the highest elevations, the temperature can drop below freezing, even during the day.

In the summer, temperature is generally warmer and more pleasant, but it can get hot during the day.

In the winter, the temperature can be very cold and snowy, with heavy winds and low visibility. It is important to be prepared for a wide range of temperatures and weather conditions, and to bring appropriate clothing and gear for the trek.


Here are a few tips for interacting with your guide and porter during your Manaslu trek:

  1. Communicate clearly: Make sure you understand the plan for each day of the trek and any potential challenges. Let your guide know if you have any specific concerns or needs.
  2. Show appreciation: Guides and porters work hard to make your trek as safe and enjoyable as possible. Show your appreciation by tipping them at the end of the trek. A standard amount is around 10-15% of the total cost of the trek.
  3. Respect their role: Guides and porters are professionals and are responsible for ensuring your safety and well-being. Trust and respect their decisions, especially when it comes to navigating difficult terrain or dealing with altitude sickness.
  4. Be mindful of their load: Porter will carry your heavy backpacks, but you should always carry your own daypack with essentials like water, snacks, and rain gear.
  5. Be culturally sensitive: Guides and porters will come from the local communities, be respectful of their culture and customs.
  6. Be hygienic: Guides and porters will have close contact with you, be mindful of your hygiene to avoid spreading any illnesses.
  7. Be patient: Trekking in mountains can be unpredictable and challenges may arise, be patient and understanding with your guide and porter, they are working hard to make your trek as successful as possible.

The amount of money you should bring will depend on a variety of factors, such as your travel style and the length of your trek.

Here are some of the costs you may need to consider:

  1. Permits and fees: You will need to obtain a Restricted Area Permit and a TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) card, which can cost around $100-150.
  2. Guide and Porter: Hiring a guide and porter will cost around $30-40 per day per person.
  3. Accommodation and Food: You can expect to pay around $5-10 per night for a basic room and $7-10 for each meal means 30 $ per day per a meal.
  4. Transportation: The cost of transportation to the starting point of the trek and back from the ending point of the trek can be around $10-20 locally. Private transport US$ 150 per way.
  5. Emergency fund: It’s always a good idea to have some extra cash on hand for unexpected expenses or emergencies.
  6. Tipping: Tipping your guide and porter is customary and typically around 10-15% of the total cost of the trek.
  7. Travel Insurance: Make sure your travel insurance covers emergency medical evacuation and other medical expenses.

It’s important to note that prices can vary depending on the season, your itinerary, and other factors. So it’s a good idea to budget a bit more than what you expect to spend, to be on the safe side.


It depends on the terms and conditions of the company or organization you have booked your Manaslu trek with. Some companies may offer refunds under certain circumstances, while others may not. It’s important to review the refund policy of the company you have booked with before you depart, and understand what the policy is in case of cancellation or if you are unable to complete the trek.

It’s also important to note that many trekking companies will not provide a refund if the trek is cancelled or abandoned due to factors that are out of their control, such as bad weather, illness, or government regulations.

In addition, it’s also a good idea to purchase a travel insurance policy that includes trip cancellation coverage. This will provide some financial protection in case you need to cancel your trip due to unforeseen circumstances.

It’s best to contact the company you have booked with to inquire about their specific refund policy, and to read the fine print of the policy to understand what is covered and what is not.


Yes, it is possible to add an extra day or more to your Manaslu trek, depending on the itinerary and schedule of the trekking company you have booked with. However, you will need to coordinate this with the company in advance and make sure that the necessary arrangements can be made.

When adding an extra day, you will need to consider the following things:

Accommodation: Make sure there are enough places to stay, and book in advance if necessary.

Food and supplies: Make sure that food and supplies are available for an extra day.

Permits: Make sure you have the necessary permits to stay an extra day in the restricted area.

Guide and Porter: Make sure your guide and porter are available for an extra day.

Cost: There may be additional costs for an extra day, such as extra accommodation and food, guide and porter fees, and permit fees.

US$ 60 per person Need to addon per day if you like to extend your trek.

It’s best to communicate with your guide or the company you have booked with, to discuss the feasibility of adding an extra day, and to plan accordingly.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Reviews

Fan Shuk Chun
Taiwan, China

Well organized and cost effective

Well organized and cost-effective trekking company. we enjoy a lot in trekking Manaslu organized by Birendra. Guide Sambhu and porter Ramesh did a great job for me.

Cheuk Wan Tsui
Kuala lumpur, Malaysia

Best organization

Best organization and very professional to support to fully adopt the changing conditions of the mountain if any accident happens during the whole tour. So trustful and caring. choose mission Himalaya to make your best trekking in Nepal.

Alex Muller

Larke pass with Mission Himalaya

We did Manaslu Circuit trek arranged by Mission Himalaya. Hotel in Kathmandu as well as including all permits and papers organizing by the company. All arranged by very professionally. Guide Santa was very responsible and helpful. The trek was beautiful with stunning views from Larke Pass. we are happy with the service from beginning to end by mission Himalaya.

Lucas Schmidt

Memorable Manaslu trek

I Joined Manaslu Circuit and Larke Pass Trek in this December with Mission Himalaya Treks. I really enjoyed my trek with Guide Sambhu who always taking care of my food and accommodation. He was knowledgeable and did this trek much time. Birendra from the company was replaying my email and answers were very quickly. Got the best price including the two-night hotel in the city. Wish you all the best from Netherland.

Michael Schneider

Experienced in tourism and hospitality

I completed Circuit Manaslu treks with Mission Himalaya. Their service was professional, reliable, flexible, accommodative and informative. Best hug and thanks to my guide Lal Bahadur who was extremely friendly and experienced in tourism and hospitality. Planning Nepal? Go with Mission Himalaya.

Daniel Fisher

Stunning view from Larke pass

We did a Larke pass trek with this company and staff from this Mission Himalaya are so professional in their field. The guide they provided for us was so good with his skills. Purna was our guide. I recommend this company for your future treks.

Maximilian Winkler

Fabulous Manaslu trek and great views

Fabulous Manaslu trek and great views, high mountains, green forests, and clear rivers. A lot of Gurung villages along the way. Larke-pass slippery because of snow. highly recommended from Mission Himalaya. Without a guide cannot trek because of the restricted region.

Meier Maximilian

guides and porters were an outstanding performance

This Manaslu and Larke-pass trekking has been little hardest but most rewarding experiences in my life. We had a better team of fun and supportive of all the group members. Our guides and porters were an outstanding performance. Perfect match this experience I will remember it for the rest of my life.

Andre Hatin

Organizing best trek and tours in Nepal

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Mission Himalaya to other outdoor activities people around the world. A responsible company that has the welfare of the local environment and people in mind. Organizing best trek and tours in Nepal Tibet and Bhutan.

Jakab Krause

Great organizer, great guides and strong porter.

Great trek in Manaslu, great organizer, great guides and strong porter. Views I have seen and the memories I have made will last a lifetime and I could thank Mission Himalaya and our guides more. THANK YOU So Much!!!

Price per person:  USD $ 1110
Person Price
3 to 6 person 1090
7 to 10 person 1060
11 to 20 person 1040

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