Manaslu Circuit Trek

Duration: 18 Days   |   Trip Photos  |   Trip Map
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Very Strenuous
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Bus
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge to lodge
  • Group Size: Min 2
  • Max Elevation: 5210m

Manaslu Circuit Trek is a hot deal of the instant trip of trekking in Nepal. It is still undisturbed and the natural sophistication has been preserved along with the remarkable ethnic culture. Lying in the northwest of Kathmandu valley, Manaslu region spreads out up to the Tibetan border, due to which special permit is required for this trek. Trekking in the Manaslu circuit trail is to follow the historical salt trade route and cross over the Larkya La Pass (5160m).

Aarughat is a gateway of the Round Manaslu Trek. But the trek can be embarked from Sotikhola as well due to the road extension. The beginning of the trek goes through Sal forests to reach a ridge above the splashing rapids of the Budhi Gandaki River. The locality has been inhabited by the ethnic Gurung village like that of Labubesi and Jagat. You will find the hospitality and tradition of ethnic Gurung people not only remarkable but truly amazing.  As the trek goes higher, you walk through the juniper and birch forests. Pungyen Gompa near the Sama Gaon, dazzles the spiritual dedication of the Tibetan Buddhists. During an exploration day, almost all the trekkers love to explore this superb attraction.

Passing Samdo and Dharmasala, the ultimate destination viz. Larkya La Pass is located a step ahead. Physical fitness and acclimatization are essentials to cross this technical pass. The exquisite views of Mt. Manaslu (8163m), the eighth highest mountain of the world, along with Larkya peak, Himlung, Cheo, Kanggru and the Annapurna can be observed from a closer distance.  Descending through the steep trail, it meets the Annapurna circuit trail and concludes the trek. Apart from the majestic snow-capped mountains, the high-altitude glacier lakes and highly enriched Tibetan culture makes this trek extra special that anyone would fall in love with it.

Related Trips: Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trek

Marvel Adventureoffers Manaslu Circuit Trekking package with professional Manalu guides and special permits. We organize both lodges based and camping trek on your choice. So, join us for one of the most popular and gratifying treks in the Himalayas. 


  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Natural hot spring at Tatopani
  • Splendid mountain views of Manaslu and Annapurna range
  • Acquaintance of highly enriched Tibetan culture
  • Exploration of glacier lakes
  • Crossing Larkyla La Pass (5160m)

Day to Day Itinerary

  • Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 02Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • Day 03Drive Kathmandu to Arughat (640m) and trek to Soti Khola(710m)
  • Day 04Trek to Machhakhola (870m)
  • Day 05Trek to Jagat (1350m).
  • Day 06Trek to Deng (2130m)
  • Day 07Trek to Namrung (2630m)
  • Day 08Trek to Lho (3180m)
  • Day 09Trek to Samagaun (3500m)
  • Day 10Acclimatization day at Samagaun
  • Day 11Trek to Samdo (3860m)
  • Day 12Trek to Dharamasala (4480m)
  • Day 13Cross the Larke pass (5213m) trek down to Bimtang (3720 m)
  • Day 14Bimtang to Tilche(2560m)
  • Day 15Tilche to Chamje (1430)
  • Day 16Chamje to Besishar (875m)
  • Day 17Drive back to Kathmandu from Besishar
  • Day 18Transfer to airport for your departure
Detail Itinerary

What to Expect

  • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
  • Three night standard Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Guided Kathmandu sightseeing tour
  • Standard meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Government license holder guide 
  • Strong and helpful porter with proper equipments (1 porter for 2 people)
  • Salary,food,accommodation and insurance for guide and porters 
  • Tea house/lodge accommodation during the trek
  • All land transportation as per itinerary
  • TIMS (Trekking information Management System) card
  • ACAP and MCAP entry permits
  • Comprehensive first aid kit
  • All government taxes and official expenses
  • International airfare and taxes
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Your Travel Insurance (compulsory)
  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu
  • Entrance fee in the heritage sites during city tour.
  • All the expenses of personal nature
  • Any kind of drinks and desserts during the trek
  • Tips to guide and porter (Tipping is expected)
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Useful Information

1. Insurance

Travel insurance is mandatory for all clients undertaking any trip. It should provide adequate security for the full duration of the tour to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter rescue and loss of luggage. Make sure that your insurance policy covers up to 2500-5200 meters of altitude.

2. Packing List

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun-Cream and Lip Balm with high SPF
  • Hat/Cap
  • T-shirt, Vests and Shirt
  • Fleece/Sweater
  • Fleece Jacket
  • Down Jacket
  • Waterproof Jacket and Trousers
  • Warm Gloves
  • Hiking Boots
  • 3-4 pairs of socks
  • Day pack (30-40 liters)
  • Torch light
  • Water bottle (Minimum 2 liters)
  • Small Hand Towel
  • Sleeping Bag for up to -15 Degree Celsius

3. Guide and Porter

We provide experienced, knowledgeable and honest guide with good communication skills in English language to make your trip wonderful. The guide will provide all the information about the mountains, different histories, cultures, traditions and many more. We will provide 1 porter for 2 people. The porters are helpful as well as strong and will carry a maximum of 25 kgs combined. After giving the best services along with the hard works up in the mountains, guides and porters expect some tips from your side. Tipping culture is very common in tourism sector.

4. Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness, also known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), is a pathological effect of high altitude on humans, caused by acute exposure to low partial pressure of oxygen at high altitude. It commonly occurs above 3000 meters. It presents as a collection of nonspecific symptoms, acquired at high altitude or in low air pressure, resembling a case of "flu, carbon monoxide poisoning, or a hangover". However, most people can ascend to 3000 meters without difficulty.

Primary Symptoms of Altitude Sickness:

  • Lack of appetite, nausea, or vomiting
  • Fatigue or weakness
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Swelling of hands, feet, and face
  • Insomnia
  • Shortness of breath upon exertion
  • Nosebleed
  • Persistent rapid pulseacclimatization
  • Drowsiness
  • General malaise


Ascending slowly is the best way to avoid altitude sickness. Avoiding strenuous activity such as skiing, hiking, etc. in the first 24 hours at high altitude reduces the symptoms of AMS. Alcohol and sleeping pills are respiratory depressants, and thus slow down the process and should be avoided. Alcohol also tends to cause dehydration and exacerbates AMS. Thus, Marvel Adventure strictly suggests avoiding alcohol consumption in the first 24–48 hours at a higher altitude.

Guides and porters from Marvel Adventure are very much familiar with this problem due to their experience. All of them are trained with basic medical trainings and hence they definitely can help you.

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