Manaslu Circuit Trek

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Trip Information
  • Trip Duration 16 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Destination Nepal
  • Max. Altitude 5,106 m / 16,752 ft
  • Start/End Kathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Trip Type Lodge to Lodge Trek
  • Accommodation Lodge Trek(tea House)
  • Transport Car/Jeep/Bus
  • Best Season Sep-Nov and Feb-May

Manaslu Circuit Trek 16 Days Package Cost 2024 and 2025

The Manaslu circuit trek is one of the best and popular treks in Nepal. The trek takes you around Mt. Manaslu, the world’s eighth highest mountain. The 16 days Manaslu Circuit Trek will be an amazing trip for the people who want to explore unique places and who loves natural beauty.

The manaslu circuit trek is a 16 days trek that takes you through variety of stunning landscapes, high passes, traditional villages and Buddhist monasteries. While doing the trek you will be able to explore numerous mountains on the way such as: Mount Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Himal chuli, etc. The highest point in the trek is Larky la pass which offers stunning views. 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 pass through many Nepalese cultural heritage sites and traditional Tamang and Sherpa settlements. They can learn unique traditions and cultures and be part of the rural lifestyle. 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. The Manaslu Circuit trekking route provides a pure village hiking experience without the touch of modernization. The fascinating Manaslu circuit trek 16 days package will be full of adventures and thrills with beautiful touch of nature.

It will be a great trekking journey meeting with the locals, observing their cultures and lifestyles and exploring hidden wonders. Welcome Nepal treks provide this amazing Manaslu Circuit Trek 16 day’s package at a very reasonable price with high quality services and great hospitality. Trekkers who are seeking for challenging, rewarding and different trekking experience in Nepal must try Manaslu Circuit Trek. Book the 16 days Manaslu Circuit Trekking package with us and get a lifetime trekking experience.

Where is the Manaslu Circuit Trek located?

The Manaslu Circuit Trek is located in the Gorkha District of Nepal, in the western part of the country. The trek takes place in the Manaslu Conservation Area, which is named after Mount Manaslu, the eighth highest mountain in the world.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Elevation and altitude

The highest point of the trek is the Larkya La Pass, situated at an altitude of 5,160meters (16,930 feet). The pass serves as the boundary between the Manaslu region and the Annapurna region, and it offers awe-inspiring views of the surrounding mountains.

Manaslu Circuit Trek in Autumn (Sep-Nov)

Manaslu Circuit Trek in autumn season is considered one of the best times to undertake this adventure. During this season, the weather is generally stable, and the conditions are favorable for trekking. Autumn is the post-monsoon season in Nepal, which means the skies are clear, and the weather is relatively dry. Daytime temperatures in lower altitudes ranges from 15°C to 20°C (59°F to 68°F) and nighttime temperature ranges from 5°C to 10°C (41°F to 50°F). As you ascends to the higher altitude, daytime temperature ranges from 10°C to 15°C (50°F to 59°F) and nighttime temperature ranges from 0°C to -5°C (32°F to 23°F). The clear skies during autumn provide excellent visibility of the majestic peaks, including Mount Manaslu itself. This is a prime opportunity for photographers and nature enthusiasts to capture breathtaking vistas. The trails are generally in good condition after the monsoon season, as they have been washed clean and are less slippery than during the rainy season. This makes trekking more enjoyable and safer.

Manaslu Circuit Trek in Winter (Dec-Feb)

the Manaslu Circuit in winter presents a different set of challenges compared to trekking during other seasons. Winter is considered the off-season for trekking in the region due to the harsh weather conditions at higher altitudes. Daytime temperatures at lower altitudes might be around 10°C to 15°C (50°F to 59°F). Nighttime temperatures can drop significantly, often reaching below freezing point (-5°C to -15°C or 23°F to 5°F) at higher altitudes. Snowfall is common at higher elevations, and trails can be covered in snow and ice, making trekking more challenging. Snow and ice on the trails can make trekking more difficult and potentially hazardous, especially at higher passes. Slippery conditions and reduced visibility due to snow can slow down your progress and potentially limit the distances you can cover each day. the Manaslu Circuit in winter requires careful planning, appropriate gear, and a willingness to face more challenging conditions. If you decide to trek during this time, make sure you're well-prepared with warm clothing, proper footwear, and the necessary equipment for trekking in snowy and icy terrain.

Manaslu Circuit Trek in Spring (Mar-May)

Manaslu Circuit in spring, which generally spans from March to May, is considered one of the best times to undertake this adventure. Spring offers a combination of pleasant weather, clear skies, and blooming landscapes, making it a popular choice among trekkers. Daytime temperatures at lower altitudes can range from 15°C to 20°C (59°F to 68°F). Nighttime temperatures are milder than in winter, generally ranging from 5°C to 10°C (41°F to 50°F) at lower altitudes. At higher altitudes, temperatures during the day might be around 5°C to 10°C (41°F to 50°F), while nighttime temperatures could drop to around -5°C to 5°C (23°F to 41°F). The clear skies provide excellent visibility of the surrounding peaks, including Mount Manaslu, making it a great time for photography. Spring is when the flora in the region starts to come to life. The hillsides are covered with blooming rhododendron forests, creating a colorful and picturesque environment. Overall, trekking the Manaslu Circuit in spring offers a wonderful balance of comfortable weather, stunning landscapes, and manageable crowd levels.

Manaslu Circuit Trek in Monsoon (Jun-Aug)

Manaslu Circuit Trek during the monsoon seasons presents its own set of challenges and considerations. Monsoon season brings heavy rainfall to the region, particularly from July to August. Rainfall can lead to slippery trails, landslides, and swollen rivers. The humidity during this time can make trekking uncomfortable, and views may be obstructed by cloud cover. In lower altitude, day time temperature ranges from 20°C to 25°C (68°F to 77°F) and nighttime temperature ranges from 15°C to 20°C (59°F to 68°F) . As you ascends to the higher altitude, daytime temperature ranges from 15°C to 20°C (59°F to 68°F) and nighttime temperature ranges from 5°C to 10°C (41°F to 50°F). The monsoon season brings heavy and continuous rainfall to the region, which can result in muddy and slippery trails. The monsoon season is known for an increase in leach and insect activity. Trekkers should be prepared to deal with leaches and take precautions to prevent insect bites. Cloud cover and mist can obscure the mountain views that are often a highlight of the Manaslu Circuit. However, some trekkers do enjoy the lush greenery and unique atmosphere that the monsoon season brings.

Important Notes for Manaslu Circuit Trek

  • While booking, we need the photocopy of your passport and you have to pay us a minimum of 10% payment of the total cost as advance.
  • Beverages, snacks, charging electronic devices, hot showers, Wi-Fi are not included in our packages, so you have to pay additional cash.
  • It is preferable to pack your bag lightly because porters will only carry your 15-20kg luggage.
  • You should have comprehensive travel insurance that covers trekking activities including medical expenses and emergency evacuation.
  • Carry a reusable water bottle and use water purification tablets like iodine, aquatabs tablets.
  • Pack your clothes according to the seasonal basis.
  • Manaslu Circuit Trek is a moderate to challenging trek which requires a certain level of physical fitness so, it is recommended to prepare with cardiovascular exercises, strength training, and hiking.
  • You should carry enough cash in Nepalese rupees as ATMs may not be available in remote areas.
  • We suggest you not to book your international flights early as there may be sudden change in weather which will make your flights delay or even cancel.

Major Highlights

  • Off-the-beaten trekking route and less-crowded trail
  • Trek in the restricted area in Nepal, around Mt. Manaslu, the eighth highest mountain in the world
  • Come across several exotic flora and fauna as you'll be trekking in the Manaslu Conservation Area
  • The adventurous trail through pristine valleys, picturesque villages, and lush forests
  • Visit ancient monasteries along the way and pass by numerous mani walls, prayer wheels & prayer flags
  • Cross challenging Larkya La pass
  • Experience moraine walking and trek by alpine lakes, glaciers & grassy pastures
  • Witness stunning mountain panoramas and diverse landscapes
  • Get to see rich Tibetan Buddhism cultural heritage
  • Majestic views of the tall snowcapped peaks such as: Manaslu Mountain, Lamjung Himal, Mt. Annapurna II, etc.
  • Beautiful natural scenery of forests, mountains, waterfalls, rivers, etc
  • Exploring flora and fauna of Manaslu conservation area.
  • Explore the beautiful villages and observe the unique cultures, traditions and lifestyles of Nepalese people
  • Visit the Nepalese cultural heritages sites
  • Meet the friendly locals and enjoy their warm hospitality.

Best Manaslu Circuit trek itinerary 2022/2023

We have crafted the most ideal Manaslu Circuit trek itinerary for 2022/2023 that combines all the exclusive places along the trail with beautiful overnight stays. The package includes a native local guide, porters, permits, and all the necessities with no hidden charge. You can extend the Manaslu circuit trekking to Tsum valley if you have some additional days for more adventure. For more information, contact us. 

The ancient cultural heritage of the natives & the adventurous trail

The initial part of the route presents Hindus and their culture. You'll be walking through subtropical valleys with terraced fields & lush forests. The Manaslu circuit route goes along the Budhi Gandaki river from day one and gradually ascends to Nupri. Nupri means western mountain area. After Jagat, you can notice more Tibetan Buddhist-influenced villages. The locals of Shyo, Lho, Sama Gaon, and Samdo are the direct descendants of Tibetans. 

Their distinct cultural heritage and a strong attachment to their roots will leave you in awe. The fact that the locals in the upper part of the Manaslu circuit trek still leaving a simple lifestyle like old times itself is intriguing. The Manaslu circuit trek is nothing less than traveling back in time where a handful of modern services coexist with nature. 

The trail has more cultural essence than you may have imagined. You'll come across numerous stupas, mani walls, prayer wheels, prayer flags, and inscribed stones on the way. Pun Gyen Gompa is one of the oldest monasteries located close to Sama Gaon. You'll visit here on your acclimatization day in Sama Gaon along with the Manaslu base camp. 

Breathtaking mountain panoramas & cross challenging Larkya La pass

No Himalayan excursion in Nepal is complete without mesmerizing views of the snow-clustered mountains that go above 8,000 meters. On the Manaslu Circuit trek 16 days, you get to see towering mountains such as Mt. Manaslu (8,163 m), Mt. Annapurna II (7,937 m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Ganesh Himal (7,422 m), Mt. Kang Guru (6,981 m), Nagadi Chuli (7,871 m), Himalchuli (7,893 m), Langtang Himal (7,234 m), Siringi Himal (7,187 m), etc. Not only this, the Manaslu trail is abundant in flora & fauna that add more depth to the landscapes. 

One of the major highlights of Manaslu circuit trekking is a hike to Larkya La pass, which is by no means easy. The pass stands at 5,160 meters, touching the clouds. To reach the top of the pass, you have to walk past moraines, glacial rivers, alpine lakes, and grassy pastures. The trail also offers views of stunning glaciers. It is a steep, rough walk up Larkya La, so extra attention is needed.  

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Meet with the airport assistance team once you are done with getting a visa. We'll send you their number and photo. They will also hold your name card and our company banner, so you'll not have any hard time recognizing them. You'll have a smooth escort to the hotel. We meet you late in the evening over a complimentary welcome dinner.

  • Max. Altitude: १,४०० m
  • Day tour time:2 hours
  • Accommodation:3 Star Hotel

The second day we’ll spend in Kathmandu visiting the ancient monuments and museums. Our tour guide will accompany you to the sites and tell you the fascinating legends behind the sites. Some of the places you'll be visiting during the tour are, Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhnath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Moneky Temple. If the time allows, we'll also visit the bustling Asan market. 

The latter half of the day, we'll spend preparing for the trek. You'll meet with the trek guide and do the final packing. There are many gear shops in Thamel that sell/rent trekking equipment. If anything seems missing, we'll do the shopping too. 


  • Max. Altitude: १,४०० m
  • Day tour time:6 hours
  • Accommodation:3 Star Hotel

Leaving Kathmandu, we'll follow the Trishuli river and drive towards Soti Khola. We'll use a private vehicle for this ride. The landscape along the route is unlike anything you'll have ever seen. The green hills, rivers, terraced fields, and occasional waterfalls make the ride insanely beautiful. After a few hours of riding, we'll get to see views of Mt. Annapurna, Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal, and Mt. Manaslu.


  • Max. Altitude: 730 m
  • Day tour time:7/8 hours
  • Accommodation:Teahouse

Today is our first day of the trek. Leaving Soti Khola, we head towards Maccha Khola. We'll be following a stunning path full of green hills, waterfalls, rivers, bridges, etc. The trail ascends and descends through sal forests. We may come across mules on the way. Passing by Khursani village, we walk by Labubesi. Labubesi is a fine Gurung village. From here, the trail leads to Maccha Khola. 


  • Max. Altitude: 890 m
  • Day tour time:6/7 hours
  • Accommodation:Teahouse

We leave Jagat and cross a log bridge on a river. The trail ascends and descends steeply. We'll soon walk on a narrow path that leads to Khorla Besi (970 m). From here, we walk for another 5/6 hours passing by small villages like Tatopani, Yuru Khola, etc. upon reaching Jagat, we'll take a rest and have food. Jagat is the entry point of the Manaslu Conservation Area. 


  • Max. Altitude: 2,340 m
  • Day tour time:6/7 hours
  • Accommodation:Teahouse

Leaving Deng, we'll walk to Salleri. The trail from here drops down to Sirdibas. We'll walk past many gompas and prayer flags. Soon we reach Phillim and continue trekking along the western bank of a river. We can see unique sculptures over the boulders on the river bank along the way. Further, we walk through Himalayan pine & rhododendron forests. We'll then cross a bridge over Siyar Khola and follow the trail that leads to Pewa. From here, the trail is zigzag and passes by bamboo forest to Deng. 


  • Max. Altitude: 1,865 m
  • Day tour time:6/7 hours
  • Accommodation:Teahouse

Leaving Deng, we'll cross a suspension bridge and ascend to Rana. The trail then climbs to Bihi Phedi. We may see monkeys on the way. Passing by Ghap village, we come across several landslide zones and follow an uphill trail to Namrung. Before reaching, we'll be walking on an uneven, steep trail for an hour. Namrung is a big village with modern services like WiFi and cappuccinos. We can see views of Ganesh Himal, Mt. Himalchuli, and Siringi Himal. 


  • Max. Altitude: 2,630 m
  • Day tour time:6/7 hours
  • Accommodation:Teahouse

We begin the morning with outstanding views of the mountains. After having breakfast, we'll proceed with the day. The trail goes through lush green forests to Lihi village. We'll walk past remote villages like Sho, Lho, and Shyala further. The Lho village presents a spectacular view of Mt. Manaslu, and in Shyala village, we can see views of towering mountains like Himalchuli, Ngadi Chuli, Ganesh Himal, Mt. Manaslu & glaciers. We call it a day upon reaching Sama Gaon. 


  • Max. Altitude: 3,525 m
  • Day tour time:6 hours
  • Accommodation:Teahouse

Our first acclimatization days have come. We spend an extra day in Sama Gaon before walking further. We have gained over 3,500 meters in the last few days, so it is time to give our bodies a chance to adjust to the elevation and environment for a safe journey ahead. To acclimatize, we'll hike to Manaslu Base Camp or Birendra Lake and also visit the ancient Pungyen Monastery. We can see stunning mountain views during the hike and get to know a lot about the Manaslu region & its locals. 


  • Max. Altitude: 3,525 m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse

The walk from Sama Gaon to Samdo is pleasant. Crossing beautiful pastures, we ascend to the valley. The trail goes via juniper & birch forests. We walk down the Budhi Gandaki river and cross a wooden bridge. Further, we walk on an uphill steep route across the river towards Samdo. Samdo is a Tibetan refugee village with a great view of Mt. Manaslu. 


  • Max. Altitude: 3,875 m
  • Day tour time:3/4 hours
  • Accommodation:Teahouse

We took a second rest day in Samdo village. The morning is spent hiking to nearby places. We have the option to hike to a beautiful valley behind Samdo that offers a breathtaking panorama of snow-capped mountains like Manaslu, Ngadi Chuli, Larke Peak, Simirang, Hiunchuli, etc. Or, hike to Gya La. The Gya La is a long pass located in the north of the village. This hiking route is strenuous.


  • Max. Altitude: 3,875 m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse

From Samdo, we walk through fields and old mani walls. The trail crosses a wooden bridge over the Budhi Gandaki river. We then walk past Athahra Saya river and keep walking alongside the Larke river. There are many mani walls and prayer flags further on the way. We'll soon come across Larkya Glacier and trek in the Salkha Khola village. The route ascends to a stone guest house at 4,450 m, which is more like a community dormitory. This place is known as Dharamsala or Larkya Phedi. 


  • Max. Altitude: 4,480 m
  • Day tour time:4/5 hours
  • Accommodation:Teahouse

This day is the most intriguing and strenuous part of our Manaslu Circuit trek. We'll cross the high, and of course, challenging  Larkya La pass. We leave Dharamsala early in the morning to make sure to reach the top of the pass on time and avoid strong winds/storms. The trail crosses a moraine and descends to a small lake. 

The route gets unclear, slippery, and rough further. We'll cross the southern steep grassy slope. We then descend carefully to four frozen lakes and finally begin ascending towards Larkya La pass. The views of mountains like Annapurna II, Himlung Himal, Kang Guru, Manaslu, etc are astonishing from the top of the pass. 

Now it's time to descend to Bhimtang for a night's stay. The trail crosses the moraine and descends to another grassy moraine at 4,450 m. We'll walk past several meadows before reaching Bhimtang. 


  • Max. Altitude: 5,160 m
  • Day tour time:7/8 hours
  • Accommodation:Teahouse

Today is our last day of the trek, but the walk is long. We begin walking by descending to Budhi Gandaki river and then walking via rhododendron forests. The trail opens up to Karche. We'll keep trekking along a river bank to Gho village. From here, we descend on a gentle route and walk past fields & pastures. The trail from Tilje goes to Thonje village and finally takes to Dharaapani village. 


  • Max. Altitude: 1,910 m
  • Day tour time:7/8 hours
  • Accommodation:Teahouse

After early morning breakfast, we load our luggage on a jeep and begin our long ride back to Kathmandu. We'll make it to Besisahar probably by 3 PM and change the vehicle to a comfortable one for the remaining ride. The scenery is fantastic for sure. It'll be evening till we reach Kathmandu. You'll have the rest of the evening free to do window shopping in Thamel. We meet you for a farewell dinner with the team in the late evening.  


  • Max. Altitude: 1,400 m
  • Day tour time:8/9 hours
  • Accommodation:3 Star Hotel or Resort

Our airport team will take care of your check-out. They will assist you with the luggage and drop you at the Tribhuvan International Airport.


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    What's Included
    • Airport Transfer by Private Vehicle as itinerary
    • Twin/ Double Sharing Basis 3* Standard Category Accommodations in Kathmandu
    • Daily Breakfast in Kathmandu
    • Guided City Tour in Kathmandu 
    • Heritage and Monuments Entrance FeesAll 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
    • 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

    Manaslu Circuit Trek difficulty

    Manaslu region is not connected with the rest of Nepal, and given the difficulty of the terrain, not many trekkers travel in the region. Therefore, the services along the trail are not good enough, which makes trekking in the Manaslu region more difficult than it actually is. Compared to other trekking routes in the Himalayas, the Manaslu trail is on the difficult side and is only recommended to experienced trekkers. 

    The trail is physically draining and demands strong physical fitness. You have to be able to work 6/7 hours a day. Most of the route winds through dense forests and has steep, rugged sections. You'll be gaining elevation on a daily basis. So, thin air pressure also makes the walk exhausting as the trek progresses. Likewise, the limited services test your endurance. All these setbacks keep the crowd away from the region, making it one of the best trails in the Himalayas. 

    Manaslu Circuit Trek Preparation

    The Manaslu Circuit trek crosses the Larkya La, which is a high precipitous pass. There's no rock/technical climbing involved in this trek, however you need a firm build and stamina to walk on steep uphill paths. Similarly, the trail goes through slippery landslide areas. The approximate distance covered during the Manaslu circuit trekking is 180 km (110 miles). To be able to walk this long and enjoy the trek to the fullest, you have to be healthy & of course, have sound fitness. 

    Trekking for more than 10 days in the mountains is not easy regardless of the trail difficulty. You have to be well-prepared and ready to face any unseen adverse situation. Our trained guide will make sure you are crossing all the difficult sections safely. To prepare for the Manaslu circuit trek, you can do cardiovascular training. Exercising every day will help you stay fit and build stamina over the course. Cycling, swimming, running, etc are the best activities. 

    Best time to go on a Manaslu Circuit Trek

    The best time to do the Manaslu circuit trek in Nepal is from March to April and October to November. The bright days offer unobstructed views, and the mild climate makes the trek pleasant. You do not have to overpack. The weather remains stable in spring and autumn with teeming vegetation & wildlife. There is less chance of the trail getting closed, or you coming across precipitation. 

    Accommodation for the Manaslu Circuit Trek

    Manaslu circuit trek is a teahouse trek. It is much simpler than lodge accommodation and mostly has a shared washroom. The bedrooms are shared between two trekkers and are not heated, so you have to carry a sleeping bag with you. You'll get a clean bed blanket & pillow to spend the night. The water is usually freezing cold. Taking a hot shower will cost you a few extra bucks (not covered in the Manaslu circuit trek cost).

    Meals & Drinking Water During Manaslu circuit Trek

    Unlike the famous EBC and ABC trekking routes, you'll not get pizza or burgers on the trail in the Manaslu region. However, humble and warm Nepali/Tibetan meals will keep you filled. Dal bhat, thukpa, Tibetan bread, soup, porridge, and dhido will be mostly seen on the menu, with some other options like fried veggies, momo, sweet potatoes, etc. In Kathmandu, you will get all kinds of cuisines. 

    Drinking water is given in all the teahouses. These are not mineral water but boiled or processed water, which is okay to drink. We'll be using water purification tablets at some places for extra protection. Do not drink water directly from tap water or stream. It may give you indigestion. 

    Travel Insurance For Manaslu circuit Trek

    Travel insurance is important to join the Manaslu circuit trek 2023/2024. We do not give trip confirmation notice until the participant provides us with well-covered travel insurance. Because of all the underlying risks and lacking accessibility of the Manaslu region to another part of the country, we use air evacuation in any emergency. 

    Telephone and Wifi in the Manaslu Circuit Trek

    The telephone service and WiFi service along the Manaslu circuit trail are poor. The region does not have adequate infrastructure for a stable network even though you use cellular data. It's better not to obsess over using the internet while trekking as it may ruin your experience. The team leader will have a satellite phone with him to stay in touch with us all the time.

    Permits for Manaslu Circuit Trek

    Trekking in the Manaslu region requires specific permits due to its conservation area status and restricted access. For the Manaslu circuit trek, trekkers need to obtain a Restricted Area Permit (RAP), Manaslu Conservation Area Permit (MCAP) and Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP Permit).

    Risks during Manaslu Circuit Trek

    Manaslu Circuit Trek involves certain risks that trekkers should be aware of and adequately prepared for. Here are some of the potential risks and challenges you might encounter during the Manaslu Circuit Trek:

    • Altitude sickness
    • Weather and temperature
    • Trail conditions
    • Physical fitness
    • Risk of Avalanches and Landslides
    • Remote Locations
    • Communication and connectivity
    • Local Customs and Culture
    • Permits requirements

    Preventing Altitude Sickness (AMS) during the Manaslu Circuit Trek

    The trek involves significant altitude gain, so it's important to take proper precautions to acclimatize and minimize the risk of AMS. Here are some tips to help you prevent AMS during your trek:

    • Gradual ascents
    • Hydration
    • Healthy diet
    • Sleeping altitude
    • Know your symptoms
    • Avoid Alcohol and Sedatives
    • Monitor your body
    • Medication
    • Listen to your body
    • Descend if necessary

    What gear and equipment for Manaslu Circuit Trek?

    Packing the right gear and equipment for the Manaslu Circuit Trek is essential to ensure your comfort, safety, and enjoyment during the trek. Here's a comprehensive list of items you should consider bringing:

    • A few pairs of Thermal tops
    • Fleece jacket/pullover
    • Windcheater - waterproof shell jacket one pair
    • Down jacket
    • Comfortable Fleece/wool trousers
    • Trekking pants- at least 2 pairs
    • Thermal or woolen hat
    • Mittens/woolen gloves
    • Warm Hiking socks
    • Hiking boots or sturdy trekking shoes
    • Hiking Cotton trousers/t-shirts
    • Sun hat/scarf, wash towel
    • Sunglasses(with UV protection)
    • Sunscreen (with high SPF)
    • Trekking map and guidebook
    • Portable charger for electronic devices
    • Sleeping bag
    • Trekking poles
    • Day bag above 40 L
    • Waterproof cover for backpack
    • Headlamp or flashlight
    • Personal toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, biodegradable soap, etc.)
    • Basic personal first aid kit
    • Snacks and energy bars
    • Water bottles, water purification tablets

    Distance and Time during Manaslu Circuit Trek

    The Manaslu Circuit Trek spans approximately 177 to 217 kilometers (110 to 135 miles) in distance, covering a diverse range of landscapes and altitudes. The trek generally takes around 14 to 18 days to complete, including rest days for acclimatization and exploration. Daily trekking distances vary, averaging between 8 to 20 kilometers (5 to 12 miles) per day. The duration of each day's trek can range from 4 to 10 hours, depending on factors such as trail conditions, elevation gain, and individual pace.

    Can I book Private Manaslu Circuit Trek?

    Yes, you can book a private Manaslu Circuit Trek through Welcome Nepal Treks. We offer customized trekking packages, including private treks, to cater to individual preferences, schedules, and group sizes. We will work with you to create a personalized itinerary based on your preferences, available time, and trekking goals. Booking a private trek allows you to have more control over the itinerary, pace, and overall experience. You can choose your trekking dates, adjust the daily schedule to suit your fitness level and acclimatization needs, and even add or remove specific activities or side trips along the way.

    Can I join the Group on Manaslu Circuit Trek?

    Yes, you can join a group for the Manaslu Circuit Trek through us. Welcome Nepal Treks offer group trekking packages, allowing individuals to join a group of fellow trekkers who are also interested in experiencing the Manaslu Circuit together. To join a group trek, you can either directly contact us or inquire about the scheduled group departures or check our websites for upcoming group trek dates. We usually have a list of fixed departure dates for popular treks like the Manaslu Circuit. Joining a group trek can be a rewarding experience as you share the journey with like-minded adventurers.

    What is the Cost of the Everest Base Camp Trek?

    The cost of 16 days Manaslu Circuit Trek can vary based on several factors, including the type of trek (private or group), the level of services and accommodation, and the season of trekking you choose. According to the service, accommodation provided by us (Welcome Nepal Treks), we offer Manaslu Circuit Trek at a very reasonable price. We offer this 16 days adventurous and splendid Manaslu Circuit trekking package around US$1800 with the quality services. The cost includes the transportation fees, guides, permits and everything mentioned in the package.

    Why Manaslu Circuit Trek with Us?

    Welcome Nepal Treks is registered travel agency with the appropriate tourism authorities and holds a valid license to operate tours in Nepal. Welcome Nepal treks have been operating for many years and has extensive experience in organizing tours in Nepal. We are specialize in crafting customized itineraries that align with your preferences and interests. We handle all the logistical aspects of the trek, including obtaining permits, arranging transportation, booking accommodations, and hiring guides and porters. This ensures a smoother and more organized trekking experience. As long as, we have experienced guides who are knowledgeable about the trekking route, the local culture, and the best practices for trekking in the region. Our topmost prioritize is safety of the clients and we often have protocols in place for emergencies.

    Tipping on Manaslu Circuit Trek

    Tipping is a customary practice in the trekking industry in Nepal, including the Manaslu Circuit Trek. Tipping is a way to show appreciation for the services provided by guides, porters, and support staff who contribute to making your trek enjoyable and safe. Tipping is a personal choice, and there's no strict obligation to do so. However, it's an important aspect of Nepali culture and a way to acknowledge the hard work of those who contribute to your trek. Tipping amounts can vary based on the level of service, group size, and your overall satisfaction.

    Manaslu Circuit Trek Booking and Payment Policies

    If you want to book the Manaslu Circuit Trek with Welcome Nepal Treks then, we need the photocopy of your passport and you have to pay us a minimum of 10% payment of the total cost as advance. You can pay us through different medium like cash, bank transfer, or online. We accept booking deposits through Credit Cards (Master Card or Visa and many more). You can also pay us direct cash. We also accept your last minute booking but the booking should be done at least before one day prior to the trip departure date. If you have any question regarding the trek, then feel free to contact us.

    Trip extension after Manaslu Circuit Trek

    Extending your trip after completing the Manaslu Circuit Trek is a wonderful idea, as it allows you to explore more of Nepal's beauty and culture. Nepal offers a wide range of attractions and activities that you can consider for your trip extension. Here are a few options:

    • Lumbini Pilgrimage
    • Janakpur Cultural Tour
    • Everest base camp trek
    • Annapurna circuit trek
    • Ghorepani poonhill trek
    • Bardia or Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserves
    • Rafting in Trishuli River
    • Nagarkot Sunrise/Sunset
    • Dhulikhel Mountain Views
    • Langtang valley trek
    • Annapurna base camp trek
    • Bandipur Old Town
    • Bhaktapur Heritage
    • Patan Arts and Crafts
    • Rara Lake Trek
    • Bandipur exploration
    • Mardi Himal Trek

    ATM and money exchange service during Manaslu Circuit Trek

    The availability of ATM and money exchange services during the Manaslu Circuit Trek can be limited, especially in the remote areas of the trekking route. There are no ATMs along the trekking route itself, so it's advisable to withdraw sufficient cash in Kathmandu before starting the trek. Kathmandu has several ATMs where you can withdraw Nepali rupees. You can exchange your foreign currency for Nepali rupees at various money exchange centers in Kathmandu. It's a good idea to exchange some money before leaving for the trek.

    Laundry facilities during Manaslu Circuit Trek

    During the Manaslu circuit trek in Nepal, laundry facilities might be limited or unavailable in the remote villages along the trail. The trek passes through small settlements with basic tea houses and lodges, and they typically do not offer laundry services to trekkers. Since you won't have access to laundry facilities, ensure you have enough sets of clean clothes to last the duration of the trek. Lightweight, moisture-wicking, and quick-drying clothing is ideal for trekking.

    • Q1. How do you get to Manaslu?

      Soti Khola is the starting point of the Manaslu trek. From Kathmandu, Soti Khola is located 126 km (80 miles) away. You can go there by taking a long scenic ride on a public bus or renting a comfortable jeep & driver. The drive is 8+ hours long.


    • Yes, we organize a private Manaslu circuit trek for companies, clubs, or individuals to do with their loved ones. You can customize the itinerary and include places of interest as per your need. 


    • Yes, you can fly back to Kathmandu after doing the Manaslu circuit trek. On your request, we can combine a helicopter return for you. Extra charges will be applied. 


    • No, you cannot do Manaslu circuit trek solo. As per the rules, you have to trek with a registered Nepali trekking company of at least group two people. And you cannot count a guide or porter in the group.


    • Yes, the Manaslu circuit restricted area permit is expensive. It cost USD 70 per person for the first seven days in the autumn season and USD 10 each day thereafter. Likewise in spring, the permit cost USD 50 for the first seven days and USD 7 per day thereafter. No, you cannot obtain a restricted area permit by yourself or with the help of an independant guide. The involvement of a registered Nepali trekking company is a must. 


    • Yes, the upper part of the Manaslu circuit trail traverses close to the Tibetan border. You are not allowed to cross the border, though. 


    • You have to pay a few extra bucks to charge your device on the way. Every teahouse has a separate charging station. It's better to carry spare batteries or a solar charger. 


    What Our Clients Say
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      Rose MarshallEcudaor Dec 30, 2022

      Trekking trip to manaslu circuit

      Our trip to manaslu circuit trek was well organized by welcome Nepal treks. Our trek guide Manish was professional. He guided us properly in the difficult paths and shared his knowledge and experiences of the trek. The trek is amazing with stunning nature and beautiful cultures.

      It was my best decision to choose welcome Nepal treks. The company is well organized and does their best to satisfy customers. We are extremely happy. Highly recommended!

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      Valerie MelodyNew Zealand Oct 18, 2022

      Memorable trek

      We completed the manaslu circuit trek with the help and support of welcome Nepal treks. From the beginning of the trek we were properly looked after by the team. Sandip was very knowledgeable guide. He knew all the routes and teahouses. Larkya la pass was full of snow and difficult to hike. But the pass offered the best view of snow covered mountains. It was a very beautiful trek with lots of adventure. We will remember this trek forever.