Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manasu Circuit Trek

Duration: 14 days
Group size: 2 - 2
Manaslu Circuit Trek
Manasu Circuit Trek

Duration: 14 days
Group size: 2 - 2

About this trip


The Manaslu Circuit Trek is a popular trekking route in Nepal that offers stunning views of the Himalayas and the Manaslu peak, which is the eighth highest mountain in the world. The trek is considered to be one of the most challenging treks in Nepal, and it requires a good level of fitness and experience in high-altitude trekking.

The trek begins in the town of Arughat, and it takes around 15 days to complete the entire circuit. The trek passes through several remote villages and offers breathtaking views of the Manaslu peak, the Annapurna range, and other peaks in the Himalayas.

The trail passes through the Manaslu Conservation Area, which is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna, including the elusive snow leopard. Trekkers can also visit the ancient monasteries and temples along the way, including the famous Mu Gompa.

Accommodation along the trail varies from basic tea houses to more comfortable lodges, and trekkers can enjoy traditional Nepalese food and hospitality throughout the trek. The best time to do the Manaslu Circuit Trek is from March to May and from September to November when the weather is mild and the skies are clear.

the Manaslu Circuit Trek is a challenging but rewarding trek that offers a unique cultural and natural experience in the heart of the Himalayas.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Highlight

· Spectacular Mountain Views: The trek offers breathtaking views of the Manaslu peak, the eighth highest mountain in the world, as well as other peaks in the Himalayas, including the Annapurna range.

· Cultural Experience: The trek passes through several remote villages inhabited by Gurung and Tibetan communities, providing trekkers with a unique opportunity to experience the local culture, lifestyle, and traditions.

· Natural Beauty: The Manaslu Conservation Area is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna, including the rare and endangered snow leopard, as well as several hot springs, waterfalls, and glaciers.

· Larkya La Pass: The trek reaches its highest point at the Larkya La Pass, which is at an altitude of 5,135 meters (16,850 feet), offering trekkers stunning views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks.

· Mu Gompa: The trek passes through the ancient Buddhist monastery of Mu Gompa, which is located at an altitude of 3,700 meters (12,139 feet) and provides a unique insight into Tibetan Buddhism and culture.

· Local Food and Hospitality: The trek offers trekkers the opportunity to try traditional Nepalese cuisine, including dal bhat (rice and lentil soup), momos (dumplings), and thukpa (noodle soup), as well as experience the warm hospitality of the local people.

How Long is Manaslu Circuit Trek?

The Manaslu Circuit Trek is a long and challenging trek in Nepal that takes around 14 to 17 days to complete, depending on the itinerary and the pace of the trekker. The trek covers a distance of approximately 177 kilometers (110 miles), and the trail passes through remote villages, high mountain passes, and beautiful valleys.

The trek begins in the town of Arughat and follows the Budhi Gandaki River before ascending to the Larkya La Pass at an altitude of 5,135 meters (16,850 feet). The trail then descends to the town of Dharapani, where the trek ends.

The trekking route is usually broken down into several segments, and trekkers can choose different itineraries based on their preferences and physical fitness. The trek can be completed in less time with a shorter itinerary, but it is recommended to take the time to acclimatize properly to the high altitude and enjoy the scenic beauty of the region.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Permit Cost

To trek in the Manaslu region, you will need to obtain several permits, including the Manaslu Restricted Permit, Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP), and the TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) card. The cost of these permits varies depending on the season and nationality of the trekker. Here is an approximate breakdown of the permit costs:

Manaslu Restricted Permit: The Manaslu Restricted Permit is the most important permit required for the trek, and it costs USD 100 per person for the first 7 days and USD 15 per day for each additional day from September to November. From December to August, it costs USD 75 per person for the first 7 days and USD 10 per day for each additional day.

Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP): The ACAP is required to enter the Annapurna Conservation Area, which is a part of the Manaslu Circuit Trek. The permit costs NPR 3,000 (approximately USD 25) per person for foreigners and NPR 100 (approximately USD 1) for Nepali citizens.

TIMS Card: The TIMS card is required for trekking in Nepal, and it costs USD 10 per person for individual trekkers and USD 20 per person for group trekkers.

It's worth noting that the permit fees are subject to change, and it's always best to check the latest information with a reliable trekking agency or the Nepal Tourism Board. Also, it is compulsory to trek with a licensed trekking agency for the Manaslu Circuit Trek, and the trekking agency will handle the permit process for you.

What’s included

  • Airport Drop Pick Up
    Airport/Hotel/Airport Pick Up And Drop
  • Transportation
    Kathmandu to Machhakhola Local Bus Fares
  • Permit
    Manaslu Special & Normal Entrance Permits
  • Accomodation
    11-Nights Best Lodge Accommodations On trek
  • Meals
    Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner On Trek
  • All Personal Expenses
    Laundry, Wi-Fi, Showers, Bottles Drinks, Bar Bills, Tips For Guide & Porters
  • Porter Service
    Porter Service Optional (U$D 20 Per Day Approximately)


Details Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1,327 m and transfer to hotel.

 On reaching Kathmandu international airport via various respective  airlines, our Nepal Base Camp Treks guide or staff will receive you with  warm welcome and then a short drive to your hotel in the heart of  Kathmandu city.

After checking in your hotel rooms and getting refreshed join at the  hotel lobby for group briefing and orientation program where our guide  informs you regarding hotels, Kathmandu, Nepali culture, Around Manaslu  & Larkya- la Trekking with welcome dinner in a pleasant authentic  Nepalese restaurant with culture program.

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Nepal Base Camp Treks
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