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Manaslu Circuit Trekking

Duration: 18 Days
  • Duration: 18 Days
  • Maximum Altitude: 5,106m.
  • Accommodation: Tea House/Lodge
  • Group Size: 02 Trekker's
  • Trip Grade: Moderate & High Pass
  • Meals: Breakfast at City; Full Board of Meals on Trek
  • Activities: Trekking & Walking, Culture Tours
  • Best Time: March-May/September-December
  • Start / Ending: Arughat to Beshisahar

“Manaslu Circuit Trek –Walk on Restricted Trekking Region of Nepal”

The mythical journey in the restricted trekking region of Nepal is always fascinating. In the Man-Siri Himalayan range, you will get the outstanding wilderness adventure. Moreover, the region endows the trans-Himalayan vibes. At the tranquil locale, relish trip of the untainted region of Nepal. Manaslu Circuit Trek in Nepal is the accumulation of countless thrilling activities. The name of the Mt. Manaslu (8163 m) is obtained from the Sanskrit word Manas. It means soul. Therefore, The trip is the soulful voyage.

Among popular trekking destinations in Nepal, Manaslu region is the most tranquil one. Apart from the trekking on this region, the climbing of the mountain is also very popular. Moreover, Mt. Manaslu is the world’s 8th tallest mountain of the world.

Trekking in Manaslu region is getting lots of attention these days. However, the trail is still less crowded. Therefore, trekkers can have quintessential time for themselves to interact with the serene nature. In the Manaslu trek tour, the travelers will cross popular places such as Buddhist village, Budhi Gandaki River, forest, valley, Marsyangdi valley, and others.

Manaslu Trekking Permits

The Manaslu trekking is one of the restricted trekking regions in Nepal. The travelers need a trekking permit to access the Manaslu trekking route. The solo trekker is not allowed to trek in the region. At least two members are required to trek in the Manaslu. You can hire the best trekking company to get the trekking permit. They help you to get the permit quickly and hassle-free.

Best time for Manaslu Circuit trekking

When you are planning for the Manaslu trekking you should choose the right time. The spring and autumn are right seasons for the Manaslu trek. You should avoid the rainy season to trek in Nepal. In the rainy season, the trekking routes are danged by the rain and you can find some insects on the trek route. You can see different types of flower, birds, and animal in the Manaslu trekking.

Accommodation during Manaslu Circuit  trek

In the Manaslu trekking, every night the trekkers will stay in the local teahouse. Most of the teahouse is basic but comfortable. In the teahouse, you can find a common area for relaxing, meals, and other. You eat healthy and tasty food on the trekking tour. The trekkers stay warm and secure at overall night.

Most of people are choosing the Manaslu trekking tour for their vacation due to some reasons such as less crowded, avoid the need for domestic flights, trekking is remote, and others. Manaslu is the eighth tallest peak in the world. It is located more than 8160 meters above sea level. On the trekking tour, you can see the wildlife, forest, small villages, river, and others. You do not need to bring food, tents and others to the trekking tour. The Manaslu trekking tour is affordable than the other trekking tour in Nepal.

How difficult is trekking in the Manaslu Region?

Trekking in the Manaslu Region is fairly strenuous. The trekker’s physical condition determines the difficulty of trekking in the Manaslu Region. Make sure you have some physical exercises before starting the trek! Increase your core strength by cardio workouts or jogging or maybe dancing too! The Manaslu Trek, which takes you through remote Himalayan communities, is one of Nepal’s most difficult walks. It is an off-the-beaten-path trek in Nepal.

Can you do trekking in the Manaslu region solo?

The Manaslu Circuit is not accessible to anyone who prefers to travel alone. You may have to save your Alexander Supertramp enthusiasm for another journey. A solo trekker has been limited by the authorities. A minimum of two people must be in a group with a guide. If you want to go the opposite way, you’ll need a ‘ghost’ trekker permit (which will still require a foreign passport) and a guide (obviously). Restricted Area Permit, Manaslu Conservation Area Permit (MCAP), and Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) Permit are the other permissions you’ll require

How to get a visa for Nepal?

All foreigners, except Indians, require a visa to enter Nepal. Visa is available on arrival at the Tribhuvan international airport, and you can extend your visa at the central immigration office. Visit to know more.

The visa application will require a passport valid for at least 6- months and a passport-size photo. The current visa fee costs USD 50 for 30 days, which you need to pay in cash onarrival at Tribhuvan International Airport. Citizens of China and the SAARC countries will receive a free visa.

Some countries – Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan- may not receive an on-arrival visa. If you are from these countries, you may need to contact your local Nepalese embassy.

What is the weather condition in the Manaslu region?

Manaslu is the right place to trek all over the year. The people can trek in all seasons in the Manaslu Trek.The March to May and October to November are the most popular trekking months in Nepal. The Himalayan peak is the coldest region so you should avoid the monsoon and winter season to trek in the high altitude. During the winter days, the temperature will be below minus. On the monsoon season, the trekking routes are damaged by the rain. But you can able to trek in the Manaslu region on rainy days.

journey of Manaslu Trekking Trek in Nepal is obviously a high altitude trail. Therefore, the risk of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) is the biggest factor which you can’t miss out. However, careful planning and expert guidance can help you overcome this sickness. Remember that even the locals can suffer from AMS. So, it is common for all regardless of their physical fitness level

Why should people choose Manaslu Circuit?

If you are looking for an amazing trek that will take your breath away, the Manaslu Circuit is the perfect option for you. The trekking route starts in the beautiful town of Pokhara and takes you through some of Nepal’s most stunning scenery, including the peaks of Manaslu and Annapurna. The journey is long but it is well worth it, as you will be able to see some truly beautiful scenery. If you want to make the trek even more special, consider hiring a guide who can show you around some of the more hidden corners of Nepal. There are a number of lodges along the way that can provide food and accommodation, so there is no need to worry about anything on this incredible trek.

Last-minute booking

It is best to book in advance. We try our best to operate a trek at any time, but in case of last-minute booking, we cannot be responsible for delays due to circumstances out of our control – such as lodging unavailability or bad weather.

Awesome Nepal Treks always specializes in providing the best holiday experiences. Therefore, for the best memory and hassle free trekking in Nepal; remember us.

Details Itinerary

Your first impression of arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport is an experience in itself. But don’t be worried by the apparent confusion as your airport representative will be waiting to welcome you with your name written on a placard. Depending on traffic, you will be at your hotel within 20 minutes or so.

You have time to relax and enjoy the ambience and comfort of the hotel until your evening Group Meeting. This is when we collect your details and discuss how the trip will run for the coming days. After the meeting, we go for our first group dinner. Your tour leader will take you to a traditional Nepali restaurant in Thamel.

All Trekkers must spend at least one day in Kathmandu for the necessary government procedures. Trekkers' Original passports are required in the Immigration office at Kathmandu. Solo Trekker without a licensed guide is not allowed to trek in the restricted area of Nepal. You must be in a group of two or more people accompanied by Trekking Guide and Special Permit. Apart from the legal procedures you can buy the necessary gears for the trekking as well. We will also discuss further about the itinerary and the introduction of the guide will also be done on this day.

Manaslu Circuit Trek begins with an interesting and exciting long overland drive on Nepal’s busy highway to reach at Dhading Bhesi a large town headquarters of Dhading district, after Dhading heading to Arughat town by the River Budhigandaki, drive continues on rough road following Burigandaki upstream from Arughat bazaar to reach at Soti-Khola for overnight stop in the comfort of local lodge.

Arughat town and Soti Khola an active village of lower Gorkha district with many shops and stores, where villagers of surrounding Gorkha and Dhading areas visits for shopping local commodities.

After crossing suspension bridge, trek through the beautiful forest area, then climb onto a ridge above huge rapids on the Budhi Gandaki. We then reach Khursane upon which the rocky trail weaves its way up and down, past several waterfalls , rocky trail clinging to the side of a cliff. It eventually makes its way down and past a few farming terraces, then up and around to the Gurung village of Labubesi. We further climb behind a rocky outcrop, where the valley opens up and the Budhi Gandaki meanders among wide gravel bars. Dropping to the sandy river delta, we walk along rounded stones before climbing over a side ridge. We head down again to the river and cross another suspension bridge to reach Machha Khola village.

After pleasant overnight at Macha-Khola, morning walk follows Buri-Gandaki River upstream, to reach Khorla Beshi a small farm village from here on winding path to reach at Tatopani village with “Hot Spring,” an opportunity for hot bathe as time allows. After a nice rest walk carries on passing Dovan and Yaruphant villages to reach at Jagat for overnight stops, Jagat a moderate size farm villages with shops and stores.

From Jagat, morning walk leads to higher areas passing scattered farm villages with short climb and downhill to cross over a bridge to reach at Nagjet and Philim, a large village with spread-out farm houses. After Philim walk through farm terraces of golden fields of wheat’s and barley, then a climb on rocky ridge top into bamboo forest area to our overnight stop at Dyang village.

Morning walk from Dyang leads to cooler area where you can feel slow rise in altitude, on entering Himalayan alpine region, walk downhill to a river side to reach at Bihi Bazaar a small village near a river side. From here onwards encountering more villages of strong Tibetan culture, walk leads on gentle trail with few short ups and downs till Ghap village is reached for overnight stop.

From Ghap village with nice good walk following Burhi Gandaki River, then crossing this river through small farm villages and cultivated farm fields of barley, wheat and millets to reach at Numrung village with first close views of Mt. Manaslu North Face and adjoining peaks. Walk continues passing few villages of Banjham, Lhi and Sho, then as altitude gains with an hour up to Lo-Gaon for overnight stop in a nice cozy lodge.

After Lo-Gaon tree lines fades only for few short juniper bushes and some willow trees, walk leads on nice path with views of peaks and finally the day ends at Sama-Gaon for overnight stop, this is a large mountain village located on route Manaslu base camp, Larke-la pass and to Tibet border.

A necessary rest day for acclimatization before heading over Larke-la pass, at Samagaon explore around this interesting village of Tibetan culture.

Today walk leads to last village of Manaslu area at Samdo which lies close on route Tibet border, the villagers of this area have long history of trading with Tibet, the trade still continues as you can find many Chinese goods around the village shops and stores.

A short day walk to Larke phedi or Dharmasala, after a nice overnight at Samdo village, morning walk leads towards more dry and barren country. As the altitude gains slowly with few short ups and downs then completing the morning walk at Larke phedi, means base of the hill or pass with afternoon free to relax or short walks.

A Big Day and highlight of the adventure, starting early to reach the top of Larke-la pass at 5,135 m, a long climb with views of surrounding mountains Mt. Manaslu, Larke peak, Bouddha Himal, Himal-Chuli and Peak 29. After a strenuous climb reaching the pass, our highest point of the trip marked with Buddhist prayer flags, offering super views of surrounding great giant peaks, after a short rest enjoying the views a long descend leads to Bimthang for overnight stop a beautiful place surrounded with forest of tall rhododendron and pines trees.

After a hard and tough walk of previous day, today an easy trek on downhill path most of the way to Gho, located in the midst of a lovely forested area, as our walk lead through woodlands of rhododendron, pines and oaks tree lines passing several farm shades to reach at Gho for overnight stop.

From Gho walk continues within serene and lovely forest, as our route follows a path to Telje village located by the raging Marsyangdi River, after Tilje an hour climb to reach at Dharapani. A large village with many fine lodges located in Manang district and on popular Annapurna Circuit trekking trail.

With a break here for refreshment our journey continues on easy gradual trail to reach back at Marsyangdi River and crossing over a bridge to reach at Tal-Besi village located on a wide valley with views of cascading waterfalls and with many fine lodges to stay for overnight stop.

Our last day walk leads on nice and pleasant trail into lovely cool alpine woodland and then reaching at Marsyangdi River again to cross a bridge and then a slow short climb to Chamje village, a moderate size farm village.

From Chamje with possible lunch stop or further at Jagat another nice village with number of good lodge, after a refreshing break at Jagat heading to a long descend reaching at Syange village for last overnight stop of this wonderful adventure Around Manaslu Himal Trekking.

From Syange village within warmer region of sub-tropical climate full of paddy fields and terraces with views of beautiful waterfalls, our trekking ends with an exciting drive back to Kathmandu, with fond memories and grand time on Around Manaslu Himal trekking, on reaching Kathmandu afternoon free for individual activities and shopping souvenirs.

Your last day in amazing Nepal, the land of Himalayan wonders after wonderful experience and fond memories on  Manaslu Circuit Trek around great North Mid-West Himalaya region, our staff transfer you to airport as per your time for international flight for your final departure towards homeward bound.

Cost Details

Cost Includes

  • All airport transfers
  • Three-night accommodation in Kathmandu  with breakfast
  • Trekking permits and necessary paperwork (Manaslu region special trekking permit, MCAP, and ACAP entry permit )
  • Private Jeep from Kathmandu to Machha Khola (trail foot)
  • Private jeep from Shyange to Kathmandu (trailhead)
  • Full meals on your choice (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek
  • Hot drinks (Tea & Coffee)
  • seasonal fresh fruit dessert every day
  • Tea house mountain accommodations on trek
  • An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered professional trekking guide and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Guide & Porter salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food, and lodging
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes
  • Trekking equipment such as a down-filled sleeping bag

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in the city
  • City sightseeing
  • Wifi charge, hot shower, electronic device re-charge
  • Bottled drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Tips for the staff


Back in 70's northern border of Nepal was very sensitive due to the Khampa movement as these places are bordering Tibet. Khampa were the group of rebels from Tibet and the Bhimthang area on the Manaslu Circuit Trek route that used to be their training ground. Therefore, Nepal Government labeled the region as a restricted area. Another reason is to protect the ancient culture of the region and to reduce the chances of natural degradation.

No, you can't do Solo trekking in the Manaslu region. You must have a group of at least two trekkers to do the trekking. Trekking without Nepal Government licensed guide is also not allowed. You have to do the trekking with the authorized trekking agency as well.

Yes, the trail has risks of landslide and flood. Therefore, trekking in this region during the Monsoon season is not a good idea. During the winter season, the trail is covered in snow and there are many crevasses as well as narrow valleys in the trail. People might get lost on the way. Therefore, choose to do the Manaslu Trekking during the months of spring (March–May) and autumn (September – November).

The modes of transportation to the trailhead is by local bus or jeep. There is an option of reaching the trailhead by helicopter but there is no airport. Yes, the Manaslu Trekking is the guaranteed trek departure destination. There is no airport. So, there is no chance of cancellations due to flight.

The basic requirements for Manaslu Trekking are a special immigration permit, TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System), MCAP (Manaslu Conservation Area Project) permit, and ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) permit.

Yes, the trail reaches to a destination above 5000 m and this altitude is prone to AMS. In order to get the permit, you must have travel insurance. Your insurance plan must include helicopter rescue, accidents, and medical emergencies.

Accommodation is in the teahouses or lodges throughout the trekking. In some high altitude places, you will have to share the room with other trekkers or you need to spend overnight in dining area as well. As for the food, you can order the food from the menu that includes both local and western food items. But remember that as you trek higher, the choices in the menu gets lesser. Use bottled mineral water in the places where you can buy and in some places you can buy boiled water which you can drink by adding the purifying pills.

Yes, you can add the Tilicho Lake or Annapurna Circuit Trek too in Manaslu Trekking itinerary. After crossing the Thorong La Pass, you will meet the Annapurna Circuit Trek trail. You don't have to get another ACAP permit to extend the trek.


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Client Reviews

Lorraine Morgan

Trip Name: Short Poon Hill Trek

Booked this trek from the comfort at home in the UK. Communication with Dil was brilliant, his response to all my emails were quick and courteous. He tailored the trek around us, as a small group of 4 adults ranging in age from 29 to 69 (who was still recovering from an ACL op last May). His pace was brilliant for our group.

Dil arranged to meet us in our hotel in Kathmandu and talked us through the trek, bringing maps, holdalls and T-Shirts.

The trek was for 3 nights, 4 days staying in good, clean lodges. All was included except our drinks.

We experienced trekking in glorious sunshine up to Poon Hill. There was still snow on the ground and Dil provided the group with crampons, which made walking easier and safer.

Our trek started and ended in Pokhara. Dil and his team collected us from our hotel in Pokhara promptly at the time agreed.

Dil and the porters were brilliant, the porters were more than porters and made our trek even more enjoyable. We felt totally safe and Dil was an excellent guide. The scenery was spectacular.

Would certainly use Awesome Nepal Treks again as Dil arranges trips to Tibet and Bhutan.

Ryan Schult

Subject: Thanks for a great trek
Message: We have just completed a 15 day Himalayan trek with Awesome Nepal Treks and it could not have been better! The trek was very well organized, had excellent food and accommodation, there was no problems whatsoever and our guide Dil was a very informative, well-spoken and absolutely entertaining guy. The whole experience was amazing and I would strongly recommend Awesome Nepal Treks to anyone who wants a great, enjoyable, hassle-free trip.

Derek Manhas

Subject: Humbling & Surreal Experience

My cousin and I traveled to Nepal in 2011 and completed the Everest Basecamp Trek with our guide Dil Thapa.
Dil absolutely made sure this trek would far exceed my expectations and I am grateful for the time we shared together in Nepal.
There are an endless amount of photos and videos online for us to see the natural beauty of Nepal before arriving there. The greatest compliment I can give Nepal (more specifically, Dil Thapa) is this, the beauty of Nepal is its people first and foremost.