11 Days Manaslu Circuit Trek

Trip Information
  • Trip Duration 11 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Type Lodge to Lodge Trek
  • Accommodation Lodge Trek(Tea House)
  • Transport Public Vehicles

11 Days Manaslu Circuit Trek Itinerary and Best Price 2024

11 days of Manaslu circuit trek is one of the exciting and alluring trails you could choose while trekking in the Nepal. The 11 days of Manaslu circuit trek itinerary is also the adventurous as well as challenging trek. This is the opportunity to get away from the crowds. Apart from the Annapurna and Everest trek, this trek is not crowded. The 11 days of Manaslu circuit trek takes trekker through an area of Nepal that is less visited and more remote. This region has only been recently opened to tourism and offers a glimpse of natural beauty, as well as exposure to the Hindu, Buddhists and Tibetan culture.

This journey gives trekkers to more genuine and off-beaten paths. The trek offers trekkers a more serene and secluded settings without the hustle and bustle of many other treks because it is crowded then the other trekking routes in Nepal. The trek offers trekkers breathtaking views of some of the highest peaks in the world including Mount Manaslu, the eighth highest mountain in the world, as well as the Ganesh Himal and Himal Chuli. The route takes trekkers through diverse landscapes, including lush forests, terrace fields, and High Mountain passes providing a variety of stunning scenery to enjoy.

The 11 days of Manaslu circuit trek provides trekkers with the opportunity to experience the unique culture and hospitality of the local communities, including the Gurungs, Tibetans and Sherpas. The trek passes through traditional villages and Tibetan Buddhists monasteries providing trekkers with a glimpse into the daily life and customs of these communities.

Major Highlights

  • Encounter the finest unspoiled natural beauty
  • Larkye La Pass (The highest point of the trip)
  • Walk across the gorgeous trails exploring flora, fauna, and vegetation
  • Come across the prayer flags, monasteries getting peaceful vibes
  • The most magnificent view of the world’s 8th-highest peak Manaslu
  • Explore the Manaslu Base Camp and Birendra Lake

The Manaslu Circuit journey starts with a drive from Kathmandu to Arughat Bazar followed by another drive from Arughat to Machhakhola. The trek gets going from Machhakhola to Jagat, Deng, Namrung, and Samagaon where you have to walk for 6-7 hours every day. After reaching Samagaon, you would be acclimatizing while encountering the truest beauty of the Manaslu Trek in the form of MBC, Birendra Lake, and Pung Gyen Gumba. The trek continues forward through the beautiful bamboo forest with the backdrop of the mountains to Samdo and Dharamshala followed by Bimtang via Larkye La Pass. Continuing the undisputed trekking journey to Dharapani followed by a drive leads you to Bensisahar. You will be getting on a drive back to Kathmandu that marks the end of the lovely Manaslu Trekking journey.

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    • Max. Altitude: 1,340 m
    • Day tour time:5 to 6 Hours

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    • Day tour time:6 to 7 Hours

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    • Max. Altitude: 2,300m
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    • Max. Altitude: 1,350m
    • Day tour time:6 to 7 hours
    What's Included
    • All the Ground Transportation by Private Vehicles/ Tourist Bus/ Public bus/ Jeep as per the Guest Require
    • Three meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during Treks
    • Tea Houses accommodation during the treks
    • Government licensed English speaking Guide and Porters to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter Between 2 Person basis), their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments, and medicine.
    • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
    • Special Permit for manaslu region
    • Annapurna Conversation Area Project (ACAP) permits.
    • Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) card fees.
    • First aid medical kit.
    • Duffle bag, down jacket, sleeping bag and walking pole if necessary.
    • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show
    • All our government taxes, vat, official expenses & service charges
    What's not Included
    • Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu
    • Travel insurance
    • International airfare
    • Nepal entry visa charge.
    • All beverages and others personal expenses
    • Snacks and other personal expenses
    • Hot shower-WiFi during the trek
    • Tips for guide, porter and driver
    Useful Information

    Best seasons for 11 days of Manaslu circuit trek

    The weather is not favorable while trekking in the winter seasons. It is not impossible to trek in the winter but we have to face many difficulties while trekking. Spring season of Nepal (march-may) is the best season to trek. During this season, the temperature is moderate. Flora and vegetation are in bloom in this season. While passing through the trails you will you get to see the different types of rhododendron which catch your both eyes and heart. The sky is clear, allowing for striking mountain views. Also, autumn season is also good for trekking in the Nepal. The temperature is neither cold nor too chilly.

    Packing list for 11 days of Manaslu circuit trek

    • Gloves
    • Down jacket
    • Trekking pole
    • Warm jacket, trouser, pants
    • Phone charger
    • Sunscreen
    • Headlamp
    • Scarf
    • Sunglasses
    • Trekking shoes
    • Water bottles
    • Water purification tablets
    • Extra batteries

    Accommodation during 11 days of Manaslu circuit trek

    During this trek you will staying in tea houses and lodges. Tea houses facility is available in Manaslu trekking route. Tea houses of this trekking route provides basic accommodation facilities and variety of foods for traveler. The beds are generally with foam pad, pillow and blanket and each room has a twin room. Some tea houses provides private room with attached toilet but most of tea houses of high elevation provide private room with common toilet. Lodges or tea houses of manaslu circuit routes offers bed and breakfast at a reasonable price. But you will be charged for using hot shower.

    Meals during 11 days of Manaslu circuit trek

    Tea house lodges typically serve meals with "Dal Bhat Tarkari," which is a dish made up of rice, dal, lentils, veggies, pickles, and other ingredients. You will be served eggs, toast, and porridge for breakfast. These teahouses also serve various beverages such as tea, coffee, hot cocoa, and garlic soup. The tea house also offer other western food cuisines. But while trekking you can also bring some snacks by yourself protein bars, dry fruits, refreshment juices. We can also buy these products in the shops but it may be expensive.

    Talking about the water, drinking water is important because it keeps you hydrated. So you bring the water bottles and water purification tablets by yourself then it will be plus for you. You don’t have to buy the mineral water daily, you can fill the water in the tap and purify by yourselves that will help you to save money.

    11 days of Manaslu circuit trek difficulty

    11 days of Manaslu Circuit Trek is considered moderately challenging in terms of physical fitness. The 11 days trek involves walking for several hours each day, including uphill and downhill sections, and reaches high altitudes. Regular exercise and adequate preparation beforehand are recommended to make the trek more enjoyable. It is also necessary to have a willpower, tolerance of harsh condition, good health and reasonable physical fitness. Some days may be challenging because you need to walk almost 6-8 hrs in a single day.

    Guides and porters for 11 days of Manaslu circuit trek

    Having a guide and porters is not compulsory but it is highly recommended for manaslu circuit trek. Guides can provide valuable support, navigate the trail, assist with logistics, and share insights about the local culture and environment, enhancing your overall trekking experience. Porters can help you to carry your loads of luggage so that you can travel easily and freely enjoying scenic view from the trails.

    Permits for 11 days of Manaslu circuit trek

    Permit is compulsory to be taken in the 11 days Manaslu circuit trek. You require three different kinds of permits. They are: Restricted area permit, Manaslu conservation area permit and Annapurna conservation area permit.

    Travel insurance for 11 days of Manaslu circuit

    Insurance is required for high altitude trails like 11 days Manaslu circuit trek. Trekkers might need to deal with so many difficulties in the journey like high altitude sickness, medical injuries and other different difficulties. Travel insurance will help you to deal with difficulties occurred in the trails. That’s why you need to get a proper travel insurance to cover your emergencies.

    Why to do 11 days of Manaslu circuit trek?

    The 11 days of Manaslu circuit trek is an off-the-beaten-path excursion, opened not long ago for foreign visitors, which explains why there are fewer people here. The challenges and happiness moment we have to bear in Larke La pass. The Larke La Pass is becoming increasingly popular among trekkers. The "Larke La pass," at a height of 5,160 meters, is the highest point of the Manaslu circuit trek and is considered one of the most grueling crossings traversing the Himalayas. The 11 days of Manaslu trek allows you to have some of the most thrilling Himalayan experiences of your life. The path that leads to the top of the pass is difficult, and it may test your strength and passion several times. But the view you get to see and the feeling of accomplishment you get to feel once you've reached the top cannot be explained in words. You have to see that for yourself. Another reason people 11 days Manaslu circuit trek is that many enjoy walking on snow in Nepal's High Himalayas and crossing glaciers while in Nepal. It feels like a piece of paradise. On this circuit trek, you will very certainly have to make the journey through moving glaciers and walk through the snow. The Larke La Pass is covered with snow for the majority of the year. Thus, 11 days of circuit trekking in Manaslu is an excellent choice for your journey toward tranquillity.