Manasalu Trek

Trek to Manasalu circuit is an awe-inspiring adventurous great Himalaya trail and known as  the best circuit trekking route in Nepal. Manasalu circuit trekking takes you to view the panoramic scenery of secrete rolling hills, subtropical forest, alpine valleys, high altitude glacier lakes, fascinating flora, fauna along with the towering snow clad mountains of 7000M to 8000M in the region of Tibetan Plateau.  This popular Manasalu circuit trek offers every trekker a great opportunity to explore unique blend of Nepalese culture and hospitality as it passes through many cultural heritages including traditional Tamang, Gurung settlements at lower elevation and Sherpa settlements in the high altitude, and observe the spellbinding beauty of the Himalayan foot hills to the high freezing and spectacular Larkya la pass, a high remote and challenging pass and the high point of the trek situated above (5000m). Most importantly, This circuit takes you to the foot and around of the world’s eight highest peak Mountain Manasalu (8,156M).

This great Himalayan trail let you experience the majestic beauty of the Manasalu Massif; the 8th  highest peak in the world, view of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kang Guru and Annapurna II, hike across the wild rapids of the Budi Gandaki river, discover the splendor of bamboo, pine and rhododendron forests and trek over jaw dropping glacial terrain and  high mountain passes. You will see Blue sheep, Musk deer, Himalayan chamois, Clouded Leopard, Snow Leopard, Himalayan Black Bear and Himalayan Griffin Vultures of many species found the route.

The standard circuit trek begins at Arughat and ends at Besishar and requires  a trekking permit to travel all the way through the Manaslu area.

The duration of the Manaslu Circuit Trek can be 19 days with trekking and hiking as the main activities. It is considered to be a moderate level trek with cultural, historical and natural tours and a maximum elevation of 5160m. The best time to visit the region is from March to May, in Spring, and September to December during the winter.


  • Great Himalaya trail alternative to Annapurna base camp in Nepal
  •  Spectacular view of the worlds eight highest mountain Mount Manasalu (8256M) and other Himalayas above 8000M  
  • Trek to amazing  high altitude point Larke pass of 5100 M
  • Explore picturesque alpine valleys such as Tsum  Valley and Tibatan villages 
  • Discover beauty of glacier lakes, subtropical forest, different species 
  • Experience Nepalese culture blend across the route
  • Experience of real trekking as the world offers 


Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel (1300m). 

Day 02: Kathmandu vally sighseeing and preparation for trek 

Day 03 : Kathmandu to Arughat,  2 hrs trek, camp

Day 04 : Arughat to Soti khola (730m) trek

Day 05 : Soti khola to Machhakhola (925m)  trek

Day 06 : Doban to Jagat (1410m) trek

Day 08 : Jagat  to Deng trek (1800)

Day 09 : Deng to Namrung Trek (

Day 10 : Namrung trek to Lho gham (3180M)

Day 11 : Lho Gham to Samagaon 

Day 12 : Rest day

Day 13 : Samagaon-Manaslu Base camp and high lake (Birendra lake) and trek to Samdo

Day 14 : Samdo to Larke pass and to Bimtang trek (3720m)

Day 15 : Bimthang to Dharapani Trek (1860m)

Day 16 : Dharapani to Bahundanda (1310m) 

Day 17 : Bahundanda to Besisahar (760m) 

Day 18 : Besisahar to Kathmandu, Hotel by drive 

Day 19 : Final departure to your onward destination.

Trip Profile Description
Price : £ 1200
Duration : 19 Days
Accommodation : Hotels And Tea Houses
Transportation : Option
Seasons : May to october
Size : 10 to 15 people
Starting Point : Kathmandu
  • Pick-up and drop service by a private vehicle
  • Twin sharing accommodation with breakfast in a star category hotel in Kathmandu 
  • Kathmandu-Arughat and Besisahar-Kathmandu transportation by private vehicle/ tourists Coach
  • Necessary documents and permits including MCAP Permit, Manaslu Special Permit and TIMS card
  • Experienced English-speaking trekking guide, assistant guide and porters and the expenses
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek(with tea and coffee)
  • First aid Medical kit
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • All government and local taxes
  • Visa Fees and International airfare, excess baggage charge and airport tax
  • Travel insurance and medical evacuation
  • Entrance fees during sightseeing
  • Extended stay in Kathmandu due to any reason other than programmed itinerary
  • Personal expenses such as phone calls, laundry, beverages, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, extra porters, personal equipments and clothing.

List of essential things to bring for Trekking

Trekking accessories 

  • Duffle bag
  • water bottle
  • sleeping bag
  • gloves
  • pole stick
  • sunglasses
  • waterproof cover
  • toiletries
  • Vitamin pills
  • Iodine / chloride tablets for treating local water
  • Small rucksack
  • Camera
  • Headlamp/torch and spare batteries
  • Suncream: 30+ SPF
  • Towel
  • Plastic bags
  • GPS unit, altimeter, binoculars etc
  • Medicines: Recommended - Anti-diarrheal medication - Plasters




Trekking wears

  • Light and warm clothing
  • 1 or 2 cotton t-shirts and a jumper
  • 2 pairs of trousers.
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Rain pants, waterproof/ breathable pants
  • Fleece jacket
  • Long sleeved seater
  • Walking boots / shoes and socks
  • Water bottle
  • Warm and light-weight sleeping bag
  • Head lamp / torch and batteries
  • Sun hat
  • Warm woolly hat

Medicines: Recommended - Anti-diarrheal medication - Plasters

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