12 Days Manaslu Circuit Trek

Trip Information
  • Trip Duration 12 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Type Lodge to Lodge Trek
  • Accommodation Lodge Trek(Tea House)
  • Transport Public Vehicle

12 Days Manaslu Circuit Trek Itinerary and Best Price

12 Days Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of the most mesmerizing trekking journeys around the 8th-highest mountain peak of the world- Manaslu. You would be coming up against the rich flora and fauna, farmlands, gorges, lakes, and human settlements. The overall experience of trekking on one of Nepal’s best off-the-beaten trekking trails is memorable for all the great reasons.

Trekking through the lush bamboo forest, gorges, and suspension bridges under the backdrop of the pristine mountain peaks while listening to the chirping of birds definitely takes your travel in Nepal to a whole new level. While trekking, you will be walking through the trails encountering monasteries, old houses, prayer flags, gompas, and mani walls that give you to explore a page about the history of the Himalayas. The 12 Days Manaslu Circuit Trek is a moderately strenuous trek that brings you closer to nature, history, and culture all in a single trip.

Major Highlights

  • Walk through the traditional Gurung villages
  • Encounter the finest unspoiled nature of the Manaslu Region
  • Click pictures at Larkye La Pass (The highest point of the trek)
  • The most aesthetic sight of Mount Manaslu
  • Have a great time at Manaslu Base Camp and Birendra Lake
  • Overnight at Samagaon

The Manaslu Circuit trekking journey commences with a jeep drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola which is the beginning of the real trek where you have to walk like crazy. The trek begins with the trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola to Jagat. You will be walking for around 6-7 hours exploring the pristine beauty of the Manaslu Area. Continuing the journey from Jagat to Deng, Namrung, and Samagaon, you would be diving deeper into the infectious natural richness. While at Samagaon, you will be visiting Birendra Lake and Manaslu Base Camp, the highlight of the trip indeed. The trek around Manaslu resumes to Samdo, Dharamshala, and finally to Larkye La Pass followed by Bimthang. After having a great time and a photo session at Larkye La Pass, the trek recommences to Bimthang followed by Dharapani. You get on a drive in Dharapani that leads you back to Kathmandu which smudges the end of the Manaslu Circuit 12 Days Trek.

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  • Max. Altitude: 710m
  • Day tour time:(7-8) hours

  • Max. Altitude: 900m
  • Day tour time:(6-7) hours

  • Max. Altitude: 1410m
  • Day tour time:(6-7) hours

  • Max. Altitude: 1,804m
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  • Max. Altitude: 2630m
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  • Max. Altitude: 3530m
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  • Max. Altitude: 3860m
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  • Max. Altitude: 4460m
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  • Max. Altitude: 3720m
  • Day tour time:(8-9) hours

  • Max. Altitude: 1860m
  • Day tour time:(6-7) hours

  • Max. Altitude: 1,300m
  • Day tour time:(7-8)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 Season for12 days Manaslu Circuit Trek

We can do 12 days Manaslu Circuit trek throughout the year but spring (March to May) and autumn (Sept to Nov) are the most preferable seasons. The spring season is perfect for Manaslu circuit trek due to the clear skies, stable weather and moderate temperature. The season welcomes new flowers and greenery. The trails offer beautiful scenery of rhododendron flowers, snowcapped mountains and green forests. Likewise, the autumn season offers the perfect weather and beautiful scenery. The days are sunny and pleasant and the nights are chilly. It will be great to trek in autumn with the clear blue skies and mesmerizing scenery and moderate temperature. The monsoon (June-Aug) and winter (Dec-Feb) seasons are not much recommended for the 12 days Manaslu Circuit trek. During the monsoon season the temperature is hot and there will be heavy rainfall. There are high chances of natural calamities in monsoon season. During the winter season temperature is also extremely cold and there will be heavy snowfall. However, if the cold doesn’t bother you then you can do the Manaslu circuit trek in winter also. The trails are less crowded and the mountains views are breathtaking in this season.

Packing lists for12 days Manaslu Circuit Trek

Here are the lists of some of the most necessary trekking gears for the 12 days Manaslu circuit trek:

  • Down jackets, windproof and water proof jackets, trekking trousers
  • Trekking boots, socks, t shirts, long sleeve shirts
  • Gloves, scarf, hat, sun glasses, quick drying towel, underwear
  • Sunscreen cream, moisturizer, lip balm, face wipes
  • Cell phone, camera, power banks, head light
  • Water bottles, medical kits, water purifying tablets
  • Extra money, etc.

You can also pack other necessary and valuable things and leave the unnecessary things at the hotel.

Accommodations during 12 days Manaslu Circuit Trek

The trekkers will be staying at the teahouses during the 12 days Manaslu circuit trek. The teahouses are quite simple and basic. The rooms are cozy and comfortable and offer comfortable bed, warm blankets and soft pillows. The facilities are good and the warm services provided by the locals are great.

Foods during12 days Manaslu Circuit Trek

While doing the Manaslu circuit trek you will have varieties of the dishes in the teahouses/ lodges. In the teahouses you can find varieties of authentic Nepalese dishes as well as international cuisines. The most popular dish for meal is local Nepali Khana set Dal bhat tarkari. Besides that, you have great options of delicious foods like: roti tarkari, dal bhat achaar, thukpa, momos, oats, eggs, etc. there are also varieties of hot and cold drinks. You can choose any foods and drinks from the menu according to your taste and preferences.

Drinking water while doing 12 days Manaslu Circuit Trek

The safe drinking water is available in the teahouses and hotels during the Manaslu Circuit trek. You should carry the water purification tablets while trekking. You can drink the water from the tap only after the purification. You can buy the bottled water, filter water or hot water. The price of water is very expensive and keeps on increasing.

WIFI, electricity and hot showers facilities on 12 days Manaslu Circuit Trek

The WIFI, electricity and hot showers are available on the teahouses of Manaslu circuit trek. For the usage of the WIFI, electricity and hot shower services almost all the teahouses take extra charge.

Difficulty level of 12 days Manaslu Circuit Trek

The 12 days Manaslu circuit trek is moderate level of trek. Some parts of the trek would be challenging. However, the trek can be done by anyone having good physical condition and strong determination. Trekkers should be well prepared with the right trekking gears. You can be prepared for the trek by cycling, jogging, hiking and some other exercise before the trek.

Guides and Porters for12 days Manaslu Circuit Trek

Welcome Nepal treks provide the highly professional, caring, reliable and responsible guide and porter for your Manaslu Circuit trek. We provide English speaking guides who will lead the trek and provide you important information on the trek. The porters will help you and make your trekking journey comfortable by carrying your heavy bags. They will make your trip safe, successful and memorable.

Trekking permits required for12 days Manaslu Circuit Trek

For the Manaslu circuit trek you need different kinds of permits. They are: Restricted Area Permit, Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and Manaslu Conservation Area Permit (MCAP).

Travel insurance for 12 days Manaslu Circuit Trek

It is not compulsory to have travel insurance for 12 days Manaslu Circuit trek. But Welcome Nepal Treks strongly suggest you to have travel insurance. Sometimes you might suffer from altitude sickness or some unexpected incident might occur. So, for your safety during Manaslu Circuit trek, you must have good travel insurance that covers medical expenses and emergency helicopter rescues. This will make your trip safe and let you enjoy the trip without any worries. It is best to have good travel insurance while doing the Manaslu Circuit trek.

Why to do 12 days Manaslu Circuit Trek

The 12 days Manaslu Circuit trek is an adventurous journey that takes you through variety of stunning landscapes, high passes, traditional villages and Buddhist monasteries. The trekkers will have a wonderful opportunity of visiting the beautiful Manaslu conservation area and explore wide range of flora and fauna. The trekkers will be amazed by the jaw dropping scenery and ancient cultures and traditions. The natural beauty of the forests, magical mountain ranges, flora and fauna, waterfalls, lakes and rivers in this region will make you fall in love with this beautiful trekking trip. Trekkers who are seeking for challenging, rewarding and different trekking experience in Nepal must do this 12 days Manaslu Circuit Trek.

Why welcome Nepal treks for12 days Manaslu Circuit Trek

Welcome Nepal Treks is a local tour and trekking agency that organizes the tours and treks at the best price with high quality services. We advise you to do the 12 days Manaslu Circuit Trek with us as we are well experienced trekking agency. The team is well trained, experienced and professional. Our first priority is to make our customer safe and happy. We provide professional and much trained and well experienced guides and porters to make your journey enjoyable and fun. From picking up in airport, lodging, transportation to dropping at the airport for departure; everything will be done in a professional way. We guarantee the best services, and provide the best trekking trip that you will never forget.