• Duration:16 Nights 17 Days
  • Difficulty: Challenging
  • Group:2-12
  • Activity:Hiking & Trekking
  • Pickup:TIA Airport
  • Max altitude: 5213m

About Manaslu Circuit Trekking

Manaslu Circuit Trekking is the ultimate hiking and trekking adventure in the Himalaya of Nepal. This exciting trek leads into a hidden valley of unsurpassed natural beauty and rich cultural heritage. You are not likely to meet other tourists on the Manaslu Circuit Trek as it was opened only in 1991 and still is practically unheard of staying in rustic lodges in stone-house villages is part of the fun. The Manaslu Circuit Trek begins at Arughat, Gorkha, a full-day drive from Kathmandu. The first few days we follow the steep gorge of the Budhi Gandaki River. This may well be the most difficult part of our trek as the trail is not as good as some of the well-travelled trekking trails. Countless streams and waterfalls plunge into the Budhi Gandaki River. When the trail enters the Manaslu Conservation Area just before Jagat, a cultural shift is visible. Below this point Nepalese Hinduism prevails, while beyond here, Tibetan Buddhism is predominant and from here on the villages give you the feeling of being in Tibet.

Deeper into the valley there are fewer and smaller villages, often perched on the steep valley sides. Small terraced fields are farmed with ancient methods and hard labor by farmers who scarcely notice the remarkable panorama of peaks like the magnificent Manaslu and the Himalchuli Massif on the Nepal-Tibet border. This stunning scenery is part of the harsh reality of life for the inhabitants of this rugged land. Manaslu Circuit Trekking gradually acclimatizes by climbing fewer hours per day as we approach the rough glacial moraine. We stop to admire the green glacial lake of Birendra before crossing into mystic Samdo, a village close to the Tibetan border where Tibetan monks inhabit sacred monasteries. The view of the Tibetan plateau against the stark white Himalaya makes this a truly spiritual place.

Crossing Larke La Pass, 5213m on snow is a test of stamina. The scenery is outstanding with major peaks on all sides: Himalchuli, Manaslu, Cheo Himal and Himlung Himal. These mountain peaks tower above us as we descend from alpine into tropical areas, bursting with ferns, bamboo, waterfalls and blue-green lakes bordered by white beaches. At last we reach the heavily forested valley of the Marsyangdi River until we meet up with the popular Annapurna Circuit Trekking trail. From here on we will meet other trekkers enjoying the fantastic views of the Annapurna range. This three-week trek around the Manaslu Circuit will leave you with a sense of awe and respect for the cultural and ecological wonders of Nepal.

Planning to do Manaslu Circuit Trekking in 2021 and 2022!! 

We have guaranteed departure for Manaslu Circuit Trekking during spring and autumn season. There are trekkers really eager to do the Trek. They would like to join a group of 4 - 6 trekkers. If you are interested in joining this group please let us know. This small group is sure to be a lot of fun, and it is a great saving too.

Highlights of Manaslu Circuit Trekking

  • remote and offbeat region where few trekkers venture
  • ancient trading route with Tibet
  • tibetan-Buddhist culture
  • majestic Himalayan scenery of mountains on Nepal-Tibet border
  • view from Larke La Pass, 5213m: Himal Chuli, Manaslu, Cheo Himal and Himlung Himal
  • optional side trip into Tsum Valley, home of the indigeonous Tsumba community


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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Flying to Kathmandu is in itself an exciting and memorable experience. On a clear day you will get a panoramic view of the snow-capped mountains. In the airport, after completing the visa formalities collect your luggage downstairs. As you exit the airport terminal, you will be met by our representative carrying your name on a signboard as well as our company signboard, Annapurna Foothills Treks & Expedition. You will be taken to your hotel in our vehicle, where you will be staying before commencing the trip.

  • Hotel
  • 1,300 m/4,265 ft
  • Private Vehicle

The Managing Director of our company will be there to meet you in the hotel and provide more information about the expedition. Your dues must be cleared before we proceed on the trip. Afterward, you are free to relax or explore around the city. We will finalize paperwork-permit for your trip and make a final check of your equipment. In case you need additional trekking equipment, you will have a chance to buy it. Sightseeing tours of Kathmandu Valley are also an option.

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel

Today, we will follow the BudhiGandaki river toward its headwaters and pass through the villages of Morder and Simre. After reaching the river, we ascend slowly towards Kyoropani. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House
  • 8-9 hrs
  • 710 m/2,329 ft

The trail passes a number of small villages, tucked into the hillside until reaching a widening of the valley, opposite the BudhiGandaki. After the village of Lapbesi, you will descend into a wide sandy riverbed. The trail follows the base of the steep, craggy valley side and finishes with a long ascent to the village of MachhaKhola. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House
  • 6 hrs
  • 900 m/2,952 ft

We pass through a forested area as we approach Dovan. From the trail, you will be able to see the huge rapids at BudhiGandaki - a hot-spot for avid rafters. As the elevation increases, the scenery undergoes a completly transforms from forests to alpine highlands. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House
  • 6-7 hrs
  • 1,340 m/ 4,396 ft

After descending a long series of stone steps to the river, we climb through the terraced fields to Saguleri. This spot offers stunning views of Sringi Himal, 7187m. The trail crosses the river again at GataKhola where the path splits. We head to the Ganesh Himal and continue upstream passing through a steep gorge section with towering walls. We cross over the river and approach the village of Ngyak.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House
  • 6-7 hrs
  • 1,860 m/ 6,102 ft

We continue to follow the trail to the village of Deng where we will pass through a newly built rock tunnel. Ghap is a peaceful Tibetan village adorned with Mani stones and chortens.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House
  • 7-8 hrs
  • 2,630 m/ 8,628 ft

After crossing the wooden bridge over BudhiGandaki, the trail passes through numerous cultivated fields dotted with tiny houses. We check in at the police checkpoint in the village of Namru. On our way to Lho, we get stunning views of Naike peak 6416m, Manaslu North, 7774m and Mount Manaslu, 8150m.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House
  • 5 hrs
  • 3,200 m/ 10,498 ft

After we leave Lho, we make a side excursion to the base of the Pungen Glacier for a fantastic view of Manaslu. The trail then follows the lateral moraine of Pungen Glacier toward the village called SamaGaon. We can walk up to the Sama Gompa monastery in the afternoon, 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House
  • 5 hrs
  • 3,541 m/ 11,617 ft

A day to relax or take leisurely walks in the area. We can walk up to the Sama Gompa monastery in the afternoon or take a short hike to the Manslu Base Camp. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House
  • 3-4 hrs
  • 3,850 m/12,628 ft

Today, we follow the terraced BudhiGandaki River valley to the region’s most remote permanent settlement called Samdo. Here in this harsh terrain, is a village of about forty houses where some 200 villagers live. We will stay here tonight and enjoy the warm hospitality of the community.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House
  • 4-5 hrs
  • 3,872 m/ 12,703 ft

We descend on a wide, gentle trail to the river and then begin the climb toward the Larkya La Pass. We climb in and out of a huge gorge before we reach a rest house at Larkya Phedi from where we get excellent views of the Larkya Glacier. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House
  • 4-5 hrs
  • 4,500 m/ 14,763 ft

Today, we climb toward the snow covered pass at Larkya La. The hard work reaching this point will be rewarded with an amazing view from the pass. You will be able to see Himlung Himal, 7126m, Cheo Himal, 6820m, Kang Kuru, 6981m and Annapurna II, 7937m. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House
  • 10-12 hrs
  • 3,590 m/ 11,778 ft

Today we enjoy a gentle climb through paddy fields toward the small Karcha La Pass. Then we will descend through rhododendron and fig-lined forests to the village of Gho. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House
  • 6-7 hrs
  • 2,515,m/ 27,071 ft

We follow the Marshyangdi River downstream and pass through numerous villages on our way to the beautiful village of Tal.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House
  • 5-6 hrs 15 km
  • 1,700,m/ 5,577 ft

Sit back and relax on your way back to Kathmandu. The view from the road is amazing! Pull out your camera and enjoy the natural spectacle.

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • 8-9 hrs 220 km
  • 1,300 m/ 4,265 ft
  • Sharing Jeep / Bus

Our staff will pick you up at the hotel and transfer you to the airport. We hope you enjoyed your journey with Annapurna Foothill Treks!

  • Breakfast
  • Private Vehicle

What's included

  • Transfer from Airport – Hotel – Airport: Car, Van, Hi-ace or Coaster in a private vehicle.
  • Authentic Nepali welcome dinner with Live Nepalese Cultural Program.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu, 3 Nights on Twin share Bed and Breakfast Basis
  • Accommodation during Trek ; Local Lodges/ Tea House 13 Nights (With twin-share rooms ,beds with comfortable foam mattress and pillows)
  • All standard meals(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking
  • English speaking experienced Sherpa guide (Govt. Trained/License Holder).
  • One Sherpa guide-assistant if group size is more than 4 Trekkers.
  • Porters: One porter for 2 Trekkers basis.
  • Trek Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.
  • Personal insurance for Nepalese staff.
  • Annapurna Foothill’s Duffle bag for Trekking.
  • Annapurna Foothill’s Tshirt.
  • Energy Supplies ( Snickers, Mars, Bounty)  on the Trek 
  • First aid medicine kit.
  • Special Permit Fee, TIMS permits and all required permits or Official Documentation.
  • Ground Transfers Kathmandu - Soti Khola by Sharing Jeep/ Bus  (Upgrade to Private Jeep - $180 USD)
  • Ground Transfers Tal – Besi Shar – Kathmandu by Sharing Jeep and Bus  (Upgrade to  Private Vehicle $ 200 USD)
  • All government and local taxes.

What’s Excluded

  • Your Personal Travel Insurance.
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee.
  • Lunch & Dinner in cities - allow $ 10 to 14 for per meal in Tourist restaurants.
  • Beverages (soft drinks, mineral water,boiled water and beer).
  • Tips for guide, porters and driver (customary).
  • Any personal expenses not mentioned in above services.
  • Additional night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early return from Trek (due to any reason) than the planned itinerary.


start date06 Sep, 2022end date22 Sep, 2022Available$1000
start date20 Sep, 2022end date06 Oct, 2022Available$1000

Departure Note:

Guaranteed - We already have trekkers booked for those dates and you can join the group. 

Available - The date is available to book and once you confirm your trip it will be guaranteed.

Limited - The departure date is filling fast and only limited seats are available to join. 

Closed- The Trip cannot be booked on that specific date. Contact us for customized dates. 

The departure dates are your arrival dates in Nepal.

We have set dates for departure to the Amazing Manaslu Circuit Trekking. So, pick your preferable date and let the adventure begin. 

Manaslu Circuit Trekking is available and can be done throughout the year. So, if the date you prefer is not listed on our departure dates then you can contact us directly to book the trip on your own desired date. 

We have listed the price up to 12 trekkers at maximum. If you are more than 12 trekkers, then please feel free to contact us for amazing discounted group price and further booking process.

Private Trips to Manaslu Circuit is possible on any date of the year. Contact us to design your own private trips with you loved ones. 

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Useful Info

If you are interested in the Manaslu Circuit Trekking, it is well worth considering visiting the Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley Trek. The Tsum Valley is as isolated and untouched as any in Nepal, first opened to foreign trekkers in 2008, home to a small indigenous group known as Tsumbas, and surrounded by mountains that include Himalchuli to the west and the Ganesh Himal to the south. 

Why do the Manaslu Circuit Trekking  via Larke La with Annapurna Foothills Treks?

When trekking into extremely remote regions, it is important to have trek with an experienced company. Annapurna Foothills Treks has been running trekking and climbing expeditions for over 10 years. Annapurna Foothills Treks reaches for the highest standard of ethical business practices.

The Best Time of Year for the Manaslu Circuit Trekking:

The best seasons for Manaslu trekking are spring (February to late April) and autumn (late September to late November).

Temperatures on the Manaslu Circuit Trekking:

The temperatures at night will drop to around 5 C, and during the day will climb to around 25 C. At higher altitudes temperatures range from about 15 C to 20 C.  You should be prepared with proper protection from the sun as well as layers of clothing that can be added or taken off easily.

Manaslu Circuit Trekking via Larke La is a Tea House Trek:

In Kathmandu, our clients enjoy four nights in Hotel Shakti or Hotel Norbu Linka before and after heading into the remote regions.  Accommodation is included in the cost of your package and Annapurna Foothills Treks takes great care to arrange the most comfortable accommodation possible throughout your stay.  Due to the low volume of trekkers passing through this region, the guest houses are simpler than on the popular routes, but cozy and welcoming.  It is an excellent way to get acquainted with the locals and learn about their ways of life.

Drinking Water on the Manaslu Circuit Trekking:

You will be provided with boiled water during the trek. While trekking, it is important to keep hydrated; you should drink at least 3 liters of water each day. As additional precaution, we suggest you bring a supply of water purification tablets to add to the water.


The altitude becomes more noticeable the higher we go, so we walk at a slow pace and take plenty of breaks to rest and acclimatize. Our itinerary is planned to allow rational acclimatization and avoid altitude sickness. 


When travelling in remote mountain regions, uncertainties such as weather, health problems and natural disasters require a certain amount of flexibility. While our goal is to follow the itinerary, that is not our first priority; your safety is always our first priority. Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions request your cooperation to accept the decisions and advice of our trusted and experienced guides if they deem it necessary to change or cancel any part of the itinerary due to safety concerns.

Environmental Responsibility:

Annapurna Foothills Treks practices and teaches the Leave-No-Trace principles. Moreover, we are committed to protecting the land and culture of the indigenous people. The mountains are our home and we are unwilling to sacrifice their preservation for human objectives. Annapurna Foothills Treks believe that given the proper information most people will do all they can to help protect and maintain the environment.

Travel Insurance:

It is strongly recommended to be sufficiently protected when you go into remote areas. You need specialized travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, injury, lost baggage, liability and medical treatment. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal. Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions Pvt. Ltd. can organize the appropriate medical response based on your policy.

Annapurna foothills Treks has an agreement in Kathmandu that guarantees payment for helicopter evacuations. We will pay a cash deposit to the helicopter operator and collect the money from you once you have been rescued. Before leaving on the expedition, we will make sure your policy specifically covers mountaineering or alpinism otherwise you may have a difficult time settling the large claim.


Meals in the Himalaya mainly consist of a diet rich in carbohydrates because our bodies do not process fat and protein efficiently at higher elevations. Each teahouse offers continental food, which you can choose from the menu. Food will be typical but fresh, warm, tasty and eye appealing. Normally every vegetable served in the tea houses are locally produced. This is usually organic which is good for your health. For those who prefer non-veg, make sure to check with the guide if the meat is fresh before you place the order. Basically, you will have dinner and breakfast at the lodge where you stay overnight and lunch will be on the way.


We’ll be happy to welcome you soon in Nepal and provide you our expert team to do the off the beaten path of Manaslu Circuit trek in Himalaya of Nepal.

Please, go through this link for booking procedure.

Regarding cancellation, if a client voluntarily or involuntarily terminates/cancels the trip once the trip has started, no refund will be given for missed or unused services of the trip regardless of the reason i.e. sickness, or any other unfortunate events.

In case if any guests wish to cancel their trip prior to their departure for any reasons then a written application should be sent by the guests to us, 2 Weeks prior to the Trip starting date. If the cancellation is made beyond the time limit then USD 200 per person will be charged. As per our company policy, deposit amount is non- refundable and can be utilized with the timeframe of one year from the trip confirmation date.

Annapurna Foothills will provide one porter for two trekkers to carry approx 25 kg of luggage (maximum 12 kg for each trekker). Porter are those staffs who not carry only your luggage but also lift your spirit to reach new heights and your affection and generosity can be the reason for them to work hard to take you to your destination

Yes you can. But be sure to bring the prescription and its original container so that you don’t have to face any sort of hassle from custom inspection. We suggest basic First Aid Kit as well.

You can store the unwanted stuffs in the locker room at the hotel where you’ll be staying in Kathmandu. They’ll provide you a baggage tag which you’ve to keep it with you safely or you can hand over it to our guide. And after your return from trek to hotel, you can collect those stuffs by giving them the same baggage tag that they’d gave you previously.

Well, depending upon your interest and holidays limitation, we can customize your trip to Manaslu region. Normally, it can be done in a time frame between 12-16 days.

On average, a day on a trek would be 5-6 hours long. The longest day can be up to 9 hours and 4 hours is the shortest day. It all depends on the region that your are trekking.

To do the Manaslu Circuit, there should at least two trekkers as the region is restricted area and needs special permit. However, if you’re alone but still want to do the trek, you can contact us as we may have other trekkers interested in doing the same trip.

We always try to be flexible with our trips for our client’s convenience. We are open to make changes on the trips. We can assign a local professional guide, porters etc whom you could trust with your life as they are highly experienced and gives first priority to your safety.

Most of the tea Houses will offer Wi-Fi, hot shower, battery charger with a small amount of money. The WI-FI service may not be very fast but can check emergency message or important updated for your work.

En route to Manaslu circuit, as far as Kathmandu ATM and credit card will work but we encourage you to carry cash with you as with increasing altitude, you will not find such services. Keep in mind that the expenses go on increasing the higher you get.

A big yes! To trek in Manaslu region, you must have a guide. Usually, few trekkers can be seen along the trail and the trails are not well marked. Without a guide, in some situation as in harsh weather or in a medical emergency, you will be on your own if you’re doing this on your own. The porter will carry your baggage for you so that you can enjoy long walks without having to carry heavy burdens. So, we strongly suggest our clients to do the climb with professionals and we believe our guides are highly experienced and for sure professionals making your safety their foremost priority.

On the trek, our guide will carry a first aid kit. We also recommend you carry your own. There are bush medical centers in the larger towns like Sama Gong but no doctors. Almost all modern medications are available in Kathmandu for a fraction of the price you will pay in the west. Just get your doctor to make out a list and get them here before you go.

Yes, it is safe to travel to Nepal and to do solo trekking as a single women or girl. We are more responsible for this matter and we ensure all security and safety for solo women traveler. Upon request we can also arrange for a Female trekking guide as well.

We mainly focus on small groups. We take up to 12 trekkers in a group so that we can provide personal care to each of our members. If you have group of more than 12, please contact us for amazing group discounts and customized services.

We suggest that you drink boiled water or bring water purification tablets to purify the normal water available in the guest houses along the way. There is a small fee charged for the boiled water. Although mineral water is available in most places, there is no provision to dispose of the plastic bottles, so we encourage the guests to do what they can to protect the environment.

Manaslu region is the ultimate trekking adventure in the Himalaya of Nepal which is situated in between two major popular trekking trails (Langtang and Annapurna) in Nepal.

Yes, you can hire Trekking and Climbing Guide and Porter services from us. We can offer customizable services of Guides, Porters, Domestic Flights and Documentation.

Yes, we do offer tailor made or private departures for Annapurna Base Camp. If our listed departure dates are not fitting your travel plans then we can organize a private or tailor made departures for you and your loved ones.

Well, it depends upon the kinds of emergency you’re going through. If you have to leave the trip due to ill health or severe injury, we will arrange an emergency air rescue immediately which will fly you out of the mountains to Kathmandu for medical attention. Make sure your insurance covers high altitude mountain search and rescue.

Even if you leave the trip beforehand, we are committed to pay the porters and guides for the duration of the trip for which they are hired. So, refunds for the unused days for your trip will not be given. We can provide something complementary depending upon the cases.

You won’t be spending much on trail as accommodation and 3 meals a day are included in your trip price while booking with Annapurna Foothills. USD 20 to 30 (NRS 2000 - 3000) per day per person will be enough since you have to personally pay for items like beverages and drinks, charging electronic devices, Wi-Fi, hot showers etc.

We value and operate eco friendly trips and are highly committed to Leave No Trace. Our guides and staffs are well aware of their responsibility toward environment.

Not just because we’re a local tour operator but our trekking guides are professionals for sure and they have done this trek several times. Also, our great safety record allows us to operate with full liability insurance. All client funds are deposited in a regulated trust account. We spend more providing the best amenities, logistics and safety measures and things that many lower-cost programs don’t facilitates with.

The Manaslu Circuit trek starts from Soti Khola and ends at Besisahar. You can drive from and to Kathmandu on a local bus or private jeep which takes around 8 to 9 hours drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola. And while returning it takes 6 to 7 hours from Besisahar to Kathmandu. A private jeep to soti khola is a better option than the bus as you can keep your luggage within you and is much more comfy than a public bus.

A big yes! Annapurna Foothills strongly recommends you have sufficient insurance coverage to you go into this remote area. Travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, injury, lost baggage, liability, and medical treatment is recommended. The insurance must cover all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal. Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions Pvt. Ltd. can organize the appropriate medical response based on your policy.

Manaslu trail falls is in a remote and restricted area which remains under the protection of Manaslu Conservation Plan which is why you need a special permission to trek in Manaslu.

Following permits are required to trek in Manaslu region:

Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP) permits

Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) permits

Restricted Area permit

Larke Pass (5213m) is the major challenge for the adventure seekers and the highest elevation one can get to during Manaslu Circuit trek.

Trekking in Manaslu region will be challenging if you are not physically fit enough. You need to be physically fit enough to enjoy this trek because the route has several steep descents and ascents. Otherwise, it isn’t as difficult as it seems.

Our 17 days Manaslu Circuit trek costs USD 1250 if you’re a group of 2 – 6 people. The trek, however, can cost low or high depending on various factors like no. of trekking days, trekkers, season, etc.

The first specialty of Manaslu Circuit trek is the less crowded trails and off-the-beaten-path which makes this trek different from other treks. Here you will get excellent views of the beautiful mountains like Mt. Manaslu, massif Annapurna range and various other snow-capped peaks from Larke pass (5213m). You will also witness the stunning views of landscapes. Also, you will get to explore Tibetan influenced Buddhist cultures and traditions which can’t be seen in other trekking regions.

Autumn (September – November) is the claimed to be the ideal season to do the ABC trek. Following autumn, spring (March – May) stands as the second ideal season. Trek can be done in monsoon too as this region receives little amount rainfall.

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