Manaslu Circuit trek - 12 Days

Trip Highlights

  • Exploring the Budhi Gandaki river valley
  • Start the trek through tropical green hills covered with pine and oak forests
  • Crossing Larkya La over 5,215 m
  • Experience the unspoiled typical Nepalese and Tibetan mix culture
  • Diversified untouched ecosystems
  • Scenic drive to Sotikhola from Kathmandu
  • Majestic mountain views including Mt. Manaslu

Manaslu Circuit Trek is another best Trekking in Nepal as like Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek in Manaslu Region. Manaslu Trekking is the best for the unique and wilder experience of the Himalayas where everyone enchants for living for a whole life.
Manaslu Circuit Trek or Manaslu Round Trek is one of the popular trekking destinations in Nepal attracting lots of trekkers who come for Nepal Trekking. Manaslu Circuit Trek difficulty is a little high and strenuous compared to other easy trekking and short trekking in the Annapurna region and Manaslu trekking area. Both Manaslu circuit trek and Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek is done around the Manaslu Conservation area. This Circuit trek’s best highlight is the incredible views of Manaslu Mountain and other several peaks of the Manaslu Range while typical Nepalese cuisine tasting, typical villages visiting, wonderful landscapes showcasing the diverse Nepal, rivers, beautiful pine and oak forest, and the slope with beautiful Rhododendron flowers, etc are the major highlights of Manaslu Circuit trekking.
Luxury Holidays Nepal is one leading trekking company in Nepal. And Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of the best selling trekking packages which is developed by our expert team after the physical appearance.
Trekking to Manaslu Circuit begins with driving from Kathmandu to Soti Khola we start to trek heading toward Samagaon via passing Machha Khola, Jagat, Deng, and Namrung respectively. In Samagaon, we spend one whole day for rest. This day we visit the villages around, and make a short hike to Manaslu Base Camp via the Ridge of Birendra Lake for stunning views of the Manaslu Region or hike to Pungen Gomba. The trails also give a chance of encountering yaks, blue sheep, and other Himalayan animals and birds as well. From Samagaon we continue to trek and reach Samdo village which is similar to Samagaon. From Samdo we again trek further and reach Dharapani via passing Dharmasala, Bhimtang, and Gowa respectively and drive to Besisahar. The next day after reaching to Besisahar, we drive back to Kathmandu.
The trails of Manaslu Circuit trek is full of cultural and natural blessings where we will be greeted with great Nepalese Hospitality and culture. The trails are full of natural beauties of Rivers, lakes, lush forest and green hill in front of the giant white snow-capped Himalayan colossal.
Luxury Holidays Nepal provides standard guest houses or teahouses during the trek. Luxury Holidays Nepal is one of the best trekking companies in Nepal which have lots of Luxury Trek in Nepal, Luxury Tour in Nepal, Adventure Sports, and other best Things to do in Nepal as well as in India, Bhutan, and Tibet too.
For more details about, Manaslu Circuit Trek cost, Manaslu Circuit Trekking itinerary, and difficulty level please check the details below. This page also attaches the Manaslu Circuit trek map as well.

Trip Facts

  • Trip CodeLHN119
  • Duration12 Days
  • Pricefrom US$899 / person
  • GradeDifficult
  • DestinationNepal
  • Min Pax01-16 pax
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Outline Itinerary

Day 1 Drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola via Arughat: 140 KM/7-8 hours drive

After breakfast, drive to Soti Khola via Kathmandu-Pokhara Highway. The drive passes through rural communities, small towns, green terraces, and lush hillsides. The road will eventually become a rutted, dirt path and you'll start to see views of the southern slopes of Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and Langtang Himal. Overnight at Soti Khola.

  • Accommodation: Standard Guest House
  • Max. Altitude: 815 m/ 2,675 ft
  • Meals: Breakfast included

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What's Included

  • Pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • All accommodations in standard guesthouses during the treks on the twin sharing bed and breakfast basis.
  • Local Luxury Holidays Nepal licensed English speaking guide.
  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests).
  • All special trekking permits & fees.
  • Public bus transfer Kathmandu-Soti Khola and Dharapani-Kathmandu
  • Luxury Holidays Nepal’s Duffel bag and sleeping bag, T-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
  • Farewell dinner in the typical Nepali Restaurant with the cultural dance show
  • All our government taxes and official expenses.

What's Excluded

Trip Map

Manaslu Circuit trek - 12 Days Trip Map

Cost included

  • Pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • All accommodations in standard guesthouses during the treks on the twin sharing bed and breakfast basis.
  • Local Luxury Holidays Nepal licensed English speaking guide.
  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests).
  • All special trekking permits & fees.
  • Public bus transfer Kathmandu-Soti Khola and Dharapani-Kathmandu
  • Luxury Holidays Nepal’s Duffel bag and sleeping bag, T-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
  • Farewell dinner in the typical Nepali Restaurant with the cultural dance show
  • All our government taxes and official expenses.

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Read Reviews

Rated 5 based on 4 reviews

Wonderful Manaslu

Wonderful Manaslu


We just finished Manaslu and had the most amazing experience. Everything from the organization to the quality of accommodation on the trek was above what I expected. We also had a very experienced guide called Krishna and he made our journey a safe and enjoyable one with lots of local knowledge and experience. I would definitely recommend Krishna and Luxury Holidays Nepal.

, Czech Republic

Beautiful trek with an amazing company

Beautiful trek with an amazing company


Just wanted to say THANK YOU for providing a wonderful experience. LHN did everything possible to make my trek incredible. The guide for my trek, Ram, was very good and he was jovial to be around. So, I enjoyed myself a lot. Manaslu Trek was the best trekking journey that I had ever done in my life! It was an awesome experience in Nepal, in which a big part of my trip was covered in the mountain. The accommodations at the trek with the guesthouses and the lodges were comfortable. I love Luxury Holidays Nepal and I will definitely recommend it to my friends.

, United States

Great experience

Great experience


My husband and I did  12 days Manaslu Circuit Trek with Luxury Holidays Nepal. The guides and porters were informative, helpful, observant, and fun as well. The trek was definitely an experience of a lifetime. The view of the mountain on the trek was amazing. Luckily, the weather was good throughout the trek and the landscape views were amazing and very real. From our trek, we understood the Nepali culture and lifestyle which was truly so amazing to see. It was the most memorable trip we’ve ever had. Overall it is a very good experience and surely will plan another holiday with their help very soon.

, Germany

A Lovely Adventure in the Hills and Himalayas

A Lovely Adventure in the Hills and Himalayas


I had an absolutely wonderful experience with LHN. They were very professional and helpful from the first email inquiry sent to them. Every question I had was answered promptly and courteously. I have never received such good and cordial care from any other travel agency as I have received from LHN. The trekking journey was one of the most beautiful journeys I had ever taken. The views of the snowy mountains and the villages and the landscape were all extremely beautiful and something that I hadn’t ever experienced before! It was an amazing experience in my life. Enjoyed a lot. The team is so good and well organized. My special thanks to Mr.Resham for making this a wonderful trip. Would like to come back for another trip with Luxury Holidays Nepal.

, Denmark

Luxury Holidays Nepal provides a Standard tourist Guest house throughout the journey. Teahouse and lodge have the rooms with just the basics, normally with a bed, blanket and pillows.

Throughout the trip of Mountain Trekking, your luggage are carried and moved by the porters. You should carry the water bottle, sunscreen, camera, spare jacket, etc. Your main luggage will be your trekking bag and you can carry a small lockable bag that will provide safety. You are provided with a free locker room in the hotel of Kathmandu.

Transportation on Journey:
Luxury Holidays Nepal will offer you private luxury vehicles for airport transferal, sightseeing and Local bus Kathmandu-Soti Khola and Dharapani-Kathmandu.

Group Leader during the journey: 
Luxury Holidays Nepal will facilitate you with the trained travelling guide in your group. There will be a single porter for a couple of people.

Payment of the Due Balance:
The rest amount of your trip can be paid in our office after your arrival or via online payment before your arrival in Nepal (Online payment). If you choose to settle your holiday balance by credit card a handling charge of 4% on the outstanding balance is made. There is no handling charge for payment by bank transfer.

Communication during Journey: 
This Trek is trekking in a remote area so there may not be the full facilities of the telephone. But during the trial, you can find the telephone and internet facilities in most of the places.

If you have purchased a voucher for the tour, please inform us which tour date suits you as soon as you are certain. We need time to purchase your domestic air ticket and make other arrangements so please confirm your spot on a tour at least 2 months prior to the commencement of the tour. Your booking on a particular tour date is subject to the availability of spots. Also, please send us your redemption code and voucher number through this link (Voucher Redemption).

You can get a visa at Kathmandu airport upon arrival. Please bring 2 photos for the visa. Expect to have some waiting time in the queue for obtaining your visa. You can also get your visa prior to coming on the tour by contacting your closest Nepali embassy.

Tourist Visa Fee Details


Updated Tourist Visa Fees

15 Days (Multiple Entry)

USD 30

30 Days (Multiple Entry)

USD 50

90 Days (Multiple Entry)

USD 125

Visa Extension (Within Valid Visa Period)

USD 3 per day

Visa Extension (With Multiple Entry)

Additional USD 25

Visa Extension (After Visa Expiration)

Late fee USD 5 per day

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Booking your international flight:
If you don't have a regular travel agent then you can check for international flight options at one of these sites.
They usually have good offers. (See the flight details page for more information)

When and where should you arrive?
Please book your international flight to arrive and depart from Kathmandu international airport. The tour starts with an orientation meeting at about 5 pm on the first night of the tour and ends on after the scheduled trip after breakfast.
You will be received outside the Kathmandu international airport terminal by representatives holding a "Luxury Holidays Nepal" sign card and he will escort you to the Hotel. 
If you plan to arrive early or depart late, please make sure you make extra hotel arrangements by contacting at [email protected]
After you purchase your international air ticket, please contact us to give your flight details.

Currencies are accepted in Nepal: 
Some major currencies (USD, AUD, and EURO) are accepted for both visas and in general. There are plenty of ATMs in Kathmandu and credit cards are accepted in limited shops and many restaurants. Please note that only Nepali rupees are accepted on the trek.

Health Issues:
The altitude sickness will get from 3000 meters. Normally below three 3000 meters will not have altitude-related problems usually for people for stable health. But above it can cause altitude-related sickness. If you have a health condition which might cause problems, please consult a doctor about the advisability of doing the trek. For Your information, your traveling guide will also have pills for Altitude Sickness and other basic medicine. We recommend you take pills for diarrhea, cold, fever and nausea.

We do not hope that there may arise any serious problem for you in your journey, but if you get caught by serious illness then we will do our best to take you to the nearest hospital possible. But you will be responsible for all the expenses that take place in the evacuation process. So, it is good for you to have insurance which will cover your cost. Be Insured. (See the travel insurance page)

Mount Everest:
If you want to see a close view of Mt. Everest and Himalayan peaks, we can arrange mountain flights. You can contact [email protected] to book. To know more about Mount Everest Scenic Flight by plane, please click here and Everest Scenic Flight by Helicopter click here.

Trip Extensions/ Add on trips:
If you like our service and you want to extend your trip, then we can further organize your trip to IndiaBhutan and Tibet. And other trekking and activities of Nepal like Everest TrekAnnapurna Trek, Langtang TrekBunjee JumpingRaftingPeak ClimbingTours, etc.

A general rule of thumb for tipping is from USD 40 to USD 70 per Traveler, depending on the length of the trek. Porters do appreciate a personal tip, although it is not uncommon for the Guide and his Porters to pool the tips they have collected before splitting it amongst themselves, with the Guide is getting a little more for overseeing the welfare and safety of both the Travelers and Porters as a whole. That said, this is just a guide and you may tip, however much you think is appropriate for the services rendered which made your trip a memorable one.

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During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or other factors, that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is however very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect.

Manaslu Circuit Trek FAQs

  • What is the maximum elevation of the Manaslu Circuit Trek?

The highest point of Manaslu Circuit Trek is Larke La Pass and its elevation is 5106 m.

  • What is the best season for Manaslu Circuit Trek?

Autumn and spring are the best seasons for Manaslu Circuit Trekking as well as for Trekking in Nepal.

  • Are there star hotels in Manaslu Region?

Manaslu is an isolated remote area in the western part of Nepal. This is less cultivated and virgin undistorted land. There are very few hotels and lodges in the Manaslu Circuit Trek and Star Hotels are far from the imagination. Maybe there will be lots of star Hotels in the upcoming time, till the date there are no star hotels all on the exclusive trekking trail.

  • Which Pass is crossed during Manaslu Circuit Trek?

One most challenging pass has to be crossed to complete Manaslu Circuit Trek. After reaching Dharmasalan, the next stopover is Bhimtang. The trail of Dharamsala to Bhimtang requires crossing the Larke La pass which has the elevation of 5106m.

  • What are the difficulties of the Manaslu Circuit Trek?

Larke La is the biggest difficulties of Manaslu Circuit Trek. Along with this, remote and isolated areas, almost empty path,  snowfalls and bad weather, extreme cold and chilly winds, tough steeply ascends and descends are the major difficulties of Manaslu Circuit Trek. Low crowed and very few numbers of hotels and lodges are other problems causing little hardness in this Trekking.  

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