Tarakeshwar, Kathmandu, Nepal

Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu Circuit Trek

Trip Overview

Maximum Altitude:
5167 m
Trip Region:
Best Season:
Sep-Dec, Mar-Apr
16 Days
Price from
  • 2 Person $990
  • 3-4 Person $900
  • 5-7 Person $850
  • 8-10 Person $800

Package Price

16 Days

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Highlights of Manaslu Circuit Trek

  • Majestic Manaslu: Experience the beautiful grandeur of Mount Manaslu, which is the eighth highest peak in the world.
  • Larkya La Pass Thrill: Conquer the challenging Larkya La Pass at 5,160 metres and relive inside its triumph for the rest of your life.
  • Cultural Encounters: Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the region through encounters with traditional Tibetan-influenced villages and ancient Buddhist monasteries.
  • Remote Wilderness: Escape the crowds and immerse yourself in the tranquillity of the pristine that is, The Manaslu region.
  • Scenic Beauty: Delight yourself inside the mesmerising landscapes of lush green valleys and rugged alpine terrains that offer you stunning vistas at every turn.
  • Beautifully cosy lodges: Experience the unique charm of staying in cosy tea houses along the trek that provide warm hospitality and a taste of their local culture.

The Manaslu Circuit Trek is a very captivating journey that will take you through the stunning Manaslu region of Nepal. With altitudes ranging from the lower terrains of 600 to some of the highest vistas of the world- 5,160 metres, this trek offers a diverse and exhilarating experience for adventurers.

As you embark on the Manaslu Circuit Trek, you’ll be treated to a number of beautiful mountain vistas, including the majestic Mount Manaslu, standing tall at 8,163 metres. The beautiful trail will wind you through some picturesque valleys along with serene forests, as well as some amazing and beautifully charming villages that allows you to immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas.

One of the highlights of the trek is the challenging Larkya La Pass, situated at an impressive altitude of 5,160 metres. And though challenging, it is nonetheless rewarding in its own merit.

The Manaslu region is not just rich with natural beauty but it is also rich with cultural heritage. Along the way, you’ll encounter traditional Tibetan-influenced villages and ancient Buddhist monasteries, that have been passed down generations and generations among the hill people.

Trekking in the Manaslu Circuit Trek offers a sense of remoteness which comes with peace and tranquillity, as it is less crowded compared to other popular treks in Nepal. The varied terrain, ranging from lush lowland forests to the rugged alpine landscapes, adds to the whole allure of this journey.

Whether you seek adventure, natural beauty, cultural encounters, or simply an escape from the hustle and bustle that now is this world, the Manaslu Circuit Trek promises an unforgettable expedition amidst the stunning Himalayan scenery.


Welcome to Kathmandu, the starting point of your Manaslu Circuit Trek. Take some time to rest and prepare for the adventure ahead. You can explore the vibrant streets of Kathmandu and try delicious local food.

Today is dedicated to obtaining the necessary permits for your trek. Make sure you have all the required documents before setting off. Permits are like special permission slips that allow us to explore the beautiful Manaslu region. We’ll visit the permit office and fill out some forms to make sure everything is ready for our journey.

Embark on a scenic drive to Machha Khola, the initial point of your trek. Enjoy the picturesque landscapes along the way. We’ll travel in a comfortable vehicle and pass by small villages, green hills, and maybe even spot some wildlife. Keep your eyes open for waterfalls and rivers too!

Set out on your hike from Machha Khola in the direction of Jagat. Experience the trail’s tranquillity and natural beauty. We’ll walk through narrow paths surrounded by tall trees, and maybe even cross a suspension bridge over a river. Along the way, we might meet friendly locals and see how they live in the mountains.

As you proceed to Deng, pass through more lovely villages and verdant forests. We’ll continue our journey on foot, walking through lush green forests filled with colourful flowers and chirping birds.


We might even catch glimpses of snow-capped peaks in the distance. Keep an eye out for unique plants and animals that are native to this region.

Take in the peaceful settings and cultural encounters as you stroll along the picturesque trail heading to Prok. Today’s trek is relatively gentle, with beautiful scenery all around us. We’ll pass by terraced fields where local farmers grow crops, and we might see yaks grazing on the mountainsides. The air is crisp and refreshing as we make our way through this serene landscape.

As you hike to Lho, a charming village that provides a look into the native way of life, take in the breathtaking mountain vistas. We’ll walk through quaint villages with traditional houses made of stone and wood.


The people here have a rich culture and are known for their warm hospitality. The towering mountains in the background create a stunning backdrop as we explore the village and interact with the locals.

Arrive at Sama Gaon, a village nestled in the lap of the Himalayas. Sama Gaon is a place of serenity and beauty. The village is surrounded by majestic peaks that seem to touch the sky. You can visit the local monastery, meet friendly villagers, and learn about their way of life. Don’t forget to savour the delicious local cuisine!

Take a day to rest and explore Sama Gaon. Enjoy short hikes and admire the beautiful mountain views around you. Today is a rest day to help our bodies get used to the high altitude and thin air.


We can go on a short hike to a nearby viewpoint and see the mountains, including the impressive Manaslu. We can also spend time in the village, meet the friendly locals, and learn about their traditions. It’s a great opportunity to experience the rich culture of this Himalayan region.

Continue trekking to Samdo, near the Tibetan border. Marvel at the rugged landscapes and meet people from different cultures. Today, we walk on high mountain trails and rocky terrain. As we go higher, we’ll see fewer trees and more bare slopes.


Along the way, we might see mountain goats or even spot a snow leopard if we’re lucky. Samdo is a small village in a beautiful valley, and its people have a Tibetan influence in their lifestyle and homes.

Take a day to adjust to the high altitude in Samdo. Explore the village and enjoy the stunning mountain views. It’s important to give our bodies more time to get used to the thin air at this altitude.


We can hike to a nearby viewpoint and see the grandeur of the surrounding peaks. The views from there are amazing! In the village, we can meet the friendly villagers, visit the local monastery, and learn about their daily lives. It’s a chance to appreciate nature’s beauty and the resilience of the people living here.

Embark on a scenic trek to Dharamsala, also known as Larke Phedi. Prepare for the challenging climb to Larkya La Pass. Today’s trek will test our strength and determination as we go higher into the mountains.


The trail becomes steeper, and the air gets thinner. As we get closer to Dharamsala, the base of Larkya La Pass, we’ll be surrounded by tall peaks and glaciers. The landscape feels like another world, with rocky slopes and icy streams. We’ll rest and prepare ourselves for the difficult climb to Larkya La Pass, which awaits us tomorrow.

Conquer the mighty Larkya La Pass and descend to the beautiful Bhimtang. Those incredible views will leave you mesmerised. Today is the most challenging but also the most rewarding day of the trek. We’ll start early in the morning for a long and steep climb to Larkya La Pass. It will test our endurance, but it’s worth it.


Once we reach the pass, we’ll see an amazing panorama of snowy peaks and vast glaciers. It’s a moment of victory and a great opportunity for breathtaking photos. The descent to Bhimtang is equally beautiful, with green meadows, rhododendron forests, and flowing streams along the way. Bhimtang is a peaceful village surrounded by natural beauty.

Follow a peaceful trail from Bhimtang to Dharapani. Enjoy the serene landscapes and experience the local culture. Today’s trek takes us through diverse landscapes, including forests, villages, and terraced fields. We’ll pass through small settlements where we can meet the locals and learn about their lives.

Bid farewell to the mountains as you embark on a scenic drive back to Kathmandu. Reflect on the incredible memories of your Manaslu Circuit Trek.

It’s time to say goodbye to Nepal as today you’re going to be departing from Kathmandu and this mythical land. But don’t forget that you’re taking with you unforgettable experiences and a deep appreciation for the beauty of the Manaslu region.



  • Airport picks up and drops off by the private vehicle.
  • Three night accommodation at 3 Star hotel in Kathmandu
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Soti to Machha Khola (trek start) and from Dharapani (trek end) to Kathmandu by public bus
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) with tea or coffee during the trek
  • Best available accommodations during the trek
  • An experienced, English-speaking, and government-licensed trek guide
  • Strong and experience porter
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits and TIMS.
  • Annapurna and Manaslu conservation fees
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag use while trekking
  • Duffel bag use while trekking by carrying your porter
  • Trekking map


  • International flight ticket and Nepal Entry Visa
  • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses Like, (shopping, snacks, bottled water or boiled water, and cold drinks, hot shower, alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee, extra porters, etc
  • Travel and rescue insurance

Price & Dates

Start date End date Price Status Book Now
August 31, 2023 September 13, 2023
$ 1000
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Useful Info

Altitude Sickness in the Manaslu Circuit Trek

Another thing to keep in mind is the altitude sickness, which may be of huge concern during the Manaslu Circuit Budget Trek. It’s important to be aware of the symptoms and take necessary precautions to ensure your safety and well-being.

As this trek involves gaining significant altitude it is important to note that the air becomes thinner leading to lower oxygen levels and ultimately, altitude sickness. This is the reason why there is a whole day for acclimation which allows your body to adjust to the changing altitude.

In case of persistent symptoms like severe headache, dizziness, nausea, or shortness of breath, it is essential to descend to a lower altitude and seek medical assistance if necessary. Himalayan Friendly will have a first aid kit and the essentials in case of an emergency but we recommend you to carry altitude sickness tablets by your side.

How Difficult is Manaslu Circuit Trek?

The difficulty level of Manaslu Trek is on the adventure scale of moderately challenging. The trail navigates through rugged terrain which faces the demands of high altitude. This challenge rewards the trekkers with unparalleled panoramas and a huge sense of accomplishment.

And though it may be slightly challenging, the experience that lasts will be enough of a catalyst for the rest of your life. It will serve as a memory, an experience, an enthral, so in those terms the difficulty is fairly miniscule.

WiFe –Telephone in the Manaslu Circuit Trek

The Manaslu Circuit Trek does provide Wi-Fi services and telephone services however, their availability and quality are influenced by altitude. Lower altitudes offer more reliable Wi-Fi, and as you ascend higher, Wi-Fi becomes less likely to get, with some teahouses charging around USD 2-3 for access.

The most preferred medium of communication, your phone needs to be accompanied by a local SIM card, preferably from Nepal Telecom (NTC). NTC also offers data packages, with 1 GB costing approximately USD 10. However, there are areas with no mobile network coverage along the trek.

It is important to note that Himalayan Friendly does not include telephone services and Wi-Fi services in their cost. Himalayan Friendly also recommends everyone to call the lodges of the following place beforehand as the unpredictable weather can alter the services at any time.


Places with Telephone Service:

  • Kathmandu
  • Soti Khola
  • Maccha Khola
  • Jagat
  • Namrung
  • Lho
  • Sama Gaun
  • Bimthang
  • Dharapani


Places without Telephone Service:

  • Deng
  • Samdo
  • Dharamsala

Drinking Water in the Manaslu Circuit Trek

Staying properly hydrated is very important during the Manaslu Circuit Trek. Along the trail, you’ll find tap water and natural springs where you can conveniently refill your water bottles.

Also, purifying the water with tablets or using sterilization devices like Steripen ensures it is safe for consumption.

By prioritising hydration and taking necessary precautions, you can have a rewarding and enjoyable trekking experience in the stunning Manaslu region.

Transport for Manaslu Trek

The Manaslu Circuit Trek is normally accessed via a combination of bus and vehicle journeys from Kathmandu to the trek’s beginning site, Soti Khola.

Here are some conceivable modes of transportation:

Local Bus: Transportation by local bus is included in our itinerary as a cost-effective and authentic method to experience the adventure. Travelling by local bus allows you to mingle with fellow travellers and locals while immersing yourself in the local culture.

Private Jeep: At an extra expense, private jeeps can be hired for individuals seeking greater comfort and convenience. Choosing a private jeep delivers a more personalised experience, giving you more control over your travel schedule and allowing you to enjoy a more comfortable trip.

From Himalayan Friendly,

Himalayan Friendly provides transportation for the Manaslu Circuit Trek based on your preferences and package selection. Our typical itinerary includes low-cost local bus transport, which provides a unique cultural experience and opportunity to engage with fellow trekkers and locals.

We also provide customisable packages, including the option for more luxurious transportation, such as a private jeep, at varied pricing depending on your preferences. Our goal is to ensure your comfort, convenience, and contentment throughout the journey, which is personalised to your specific needs and preferences.

Packing List 

Himalaya Friendly  has always been keen about safety on the journey. We have prepared Trekking Equipment List which the trekkers will need during their trek in Nepal. The following list should help you with your packing. Generally, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum.

The following items for Trekking & Hiking.

  • Hiking boots, Trekking Socks
  • Trekking trousers Waterproof (trousers / jacket)
  • Base layer shirts
  • Fleece jacket
  • Sunhat and Woolen hat
  • Sun protection (including total bloc for lips)
  • Sunglasses Gloves
  • Head torch (spare bulb and batteries)
  • Water bottles 1 Liters
  • Antibacterial hand wash
  • Small towel
  • Daypack (25-30 Liters)
  • Trekking poles
  • Sleeping bag 4 or 5 season (up to – 20ºC)
  • Down Jacket
  • Personal First Aid Kit.



1 .) Why choose Himalayan friendly?

Himalayan friendly is a small company operated by an experienced trekking guide (Mr. Ram Ghale). Ram has been trekking for 10 years. The staff in a Himalayan friendly are well prepared to deal with any possible problem and make the trip beautiful with the best services.

2 .) Can I get a refund my money if I don't finish trek?

Himalayan friendly should pay for the guides, porters, accommodation in advance. So if you did not finish the trek due to physical difficulty, natural disaster, then the money is not refunded.

3 .) How much luggage one porter carry?

our one porter can carry a maximum of 25 kg of luggage

4 .) What type of meals do I get during the trek?

During a trek, you can expect 3 full meals. The common meals menu will be Nepalese traditional dishes, Tibetan and Continental.

5 .) Can I or Can I not leave my luggage in Kathmandu whilst on the trek?

Yes. You absolutely can.

Trekking in Kathmandu? No worries! Leave your luggage at the hotel and enjoy a hassle-free adventure. The friendly hotel staff will keep your belongings safe and sound for free. So, say goodbye to heavy loads and hello to carefree trekking!

6 .) Is someone going to pick me up at the airport?

When you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, our Himalayan Friendly crew will be there to greet you with open arms. They’ll make sure your transition from the airport to your hotel is super smooth. We’re all about starting your journey on a positive note, so you can count on our dedicated team to assist you at every step.

7 .) What are some of the booking & payment methods for the trek?

Booking and paying for your trek is a piece of cake! Here’s the scoop: No need to stress about advance payments or,  You can pay the full amount when you arrive in Kathmandu, Nepal.

We’ve got you covered with flexible options like online payment, bank transfer, or good ol’ cash upon arrival!!

Just reach out to us, secure your reservation, and we’ll guide you through the simple payment process. It’s like booking a thrilling adventure with no upfront commitments. So pack your bags, get ready to rock, and let the trekking fun begin!

(For further information, do visit our privacy policy which also includes payment policies and all of the payment options that we accept)

8 .) Is someone going to pick me up at the airport?

When you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, our Himalayan Friendly crew will be there to greet you with open arms. They’ll make sure your transition from the airport to your hotel is super smooth. We’re all about starting your journey on a positive note, so you can count on our dedicated team to assist you at every step.


9 .) Which hotel will I stay at in Kathmandu? Can I extend my stay or upgrade?

First off, you will be staying at a wonderfully pristine hotel of a three star status here in Kathmandu or Pokhara or any other central place depending on your itinerary. These three star hotels are known for their excellent service and beautifully clean rooms. They are located in very beautiful areas with easy accessibility to markets and restaurants all to make your stay convenient and enjoyable. We’ll make sure that you’ll have a comfortable room with a private bathroom, and a tasty breakfast will also be included.

If you’d like to extend your stay, we can help you make the arrangements. Please note that rates may vary depending on the hotel, that is if you decide to extend your stay.

Additionally, if you’re looking for a more luxurious experience, we can assist you with an upgrade to an even better hotel experience. Kathmandu offers a range of beautiful 4 to 5-star hotels to choose from that offer a whole bunch of luxury with it.

Let us know your preferences, and we’ll ensure you have a fantastic stay. You’ll customise your trip just the way you’d want us to.

Price from
  • 2 Person $990
  • 3-4 Person $900
  • 5-7 Person $850
  • 8-10 Person $800

Package Price

16 Days

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