Manaslu Circuit Trek

The Manaslu Circuit trek is one of the famous off-the-beaten trekking trails in Nepal, which takes you around the Manaslu Conservation Area and provides a breathtaking view of the eight highest mountains in the world - Manaslu (8,156m). This route was opened in 1992 and slowly grew in popularity because of its unrevealed natural beauties, essence, and cultural diversity. You will experience both Hindu and Tibetan culture, tradition, lifestyle, and practices on this trip. This trail is famous for those who want to experience something different than other mountain routes like the Annapurna Region and Everest Region because of its most striking and jaw-dropping scenery, terrain, and diverse culture. This route also provides both Manaslu Circuit Trek and Tsum Valley Trek. 

The Manaslu Circuit Trek began with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to SotiKhola which lies on the bank of the Budi Gandaki river. The trail passes through the beautiful lush green forest, climbing onto the ridges, hiking in the rice terraces, encountering the many donkeys, and crossing the numerous suspension bridges that will take you to the Jagat and Deng. From here, you will start to see the snow-capped mountains, high hills, and exotic mountain life. Next, you will arrive in a small village in the foothill of the mountains which offers an extraordinary view of Ganesh Himal, Himalchuli, and many other neighboring mountains. Trekking a bit further, you will arrive in the beautiful village Samagaun which lies in Budi Gandaki valley, where you will acclimatize for one day before crossing the Larkey pass. On your acclimatization day, you will visit the nearby villages and short hike to the Manaslu Base Camp via the ridge of Birendra Lake for the stunning views of the Manaslu region and Pungen Gompa. The trails also provide an opportunity to encounter yaks, blue sheep, and other mountain animals. Further, you will continue to trek towards Samdo village and reach Bhimtang via crossing the Larke pass (5,106m), the longest pass in Nepal. Further, you will trek towards Dharapani where you will meet the Annapurna Circuit Trail, further passing through low mountains and villages. On the last day, you will drive back to Besisahar, Lamjung, and then back to Kathmandu. 

Highlights of Manaslu Circuit Trek

Explore off-the-beaten trail

From day one of your Manaslu Circuit trek, you will be surprised by the amazing natural beauties, landscapes, and awe-inspiring scenery of mountains and high hills. This trail offers astonishing views of rivers, lakes, lush green forest, green hills in front of the giant snow-capped mountains, colorful terraces, farmlands, and exotic flora and fauna. The trail is basically perfect for the adventure seeker who wants to experience the Himalayas as they have existed for hundreds of years.

Experience the mixed culture of Hindu and Tibetian

The Manaslu Circuit trail is full of cultural diversity and blessings, where you will be treated to the amazing mixture of Nepalese and Tibetian hospitality and cuisine. You get to witness ancient cultures, traditions, and the almost primitive lifestyle of the local people as you trek up north towards the high mountain peaks.  This trail passes through the several beautiful villages inhabited by the religions of ethnic groups such as Tsum, Gurung, and Nubri. The residents of these ethnic groups have practiced lifestyles based on agriculture and livestock and these days since tourism is getting more popular, they also cater to trekking and climbing tourism. 

Majestic view of Mt. Manaslu (8,156m)

The major highlights of this trek are Mt. Manaslu, which is the 8th highest mountain in the world and very popular in the world of the expedition, because of the most accessible 8,000m peaks in Nepal and one of the easier 8,000m peaks. This mountain is also called the mountain of the spirit, which means intellect or soul. The look of the peak point is so attractive for mountain lovers.

More highlights of Manaslu Circuit Trek

  • Excursion of UNESCO World Heritage Site in Kathmandu such as Pashupatinath Temple, Swyambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, and Patan Durbar Square.
  • A pristine trekking trail that offers you to circle Mt. Manaslu, the 8th highest mountain in the world. 
  • Exploring the Budhi Gandaki river valley
  • Start the trek through tropical green hills covered with pine and oak forests
  • Crossing Larkya La over 5,106m
  • Diversified untouched ecosystems
  • Scenic drive to Sotikhola from Kathmandu
  • The jaw-dropping natural beauty of the forests, rivers, and flora in the Manaslu region.
  • Majestic views of snow-capped mountains such as Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, Ganesh Himal, Kang Guru, Gorkha Himal, Himalchuli, and many more.
  • Exotic wildlife such as Himalayan Tahr, Blue Sheep, Pika, Himalayan Marmots, and Snow Leopard.
  • Rich biodiversity and natural scenery.

You will be using normal teahouse accommodation during the trekking days in the mountain. During peak season ( Autumn- Sep-Nov) and (Spring- March-May) the teahouses and the trail are crowded. Since Autumn and Spring is the best season or best time of the year to trek to the Manaslu Region. However, Luxury Holidays Nepal's experienced and professional team is always there to ensure your safety and services all around the year. We offer a farewell cultural dinner at the end of the trip. If you want some other options for Manaslu Circuit Trek, you can also go with this package for the Tsum Valley Trek and Short Manaslu Circuit Trek as well. 

Along the journey, you will relish the wonderful trek, support the local economy, explore your hidden strengths, and make both friends and memories that will last a lifetime.

If you require a customized trip, please contact us

Trip Facts

  • Trip CodeLHN16
  • Duration16 Days
  • Pricefrom US$1250 / person
  • GradeDifficult
  • DestinationNepal
  • Min Pax01-20 pax
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Outline Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu and Pre-trip meeting.

After arriving in Kathmandu, a representative from Luxury Holidays Nepal will pick up from the airport and take to your hotel. In the afternoon, you may take a rest or visit Luxury Holidays Nepal’s office. In the evening, we host a pre-trip meeting at your hotel in Kathmandu and introduce your tour and trekking guide. Please seek this opportunity to ask questions about your trip. This includes a final briefing and preparations for the trip. For the meeting, please make sure you bring your passport, three copies of passport-size photos, and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. During this meeting, please clear the due balance, if any. Please inform us in advance if you will be arriving late and therefore are unable to attend the pre-trip meeting. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation: Timber House Nepal
  • Max. Altitude: 1300 m/4265 ft

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What's Included

  • Airport/Hotel pickups and drops in a private luxury vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (Timber House Nepal or Similar category) in twin sharing bed and breakfast basis
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private luxury tourist 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 Trip Map

Cost included

  • Airport/Hotel pickups and drops in a private luxury vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (Timber House Nepal or Similar category) in twin sharing bed and breakfast basis
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private luxury tourist 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 11 reviews

Had a wonderful time in Manaslu Trek

Had a wonderful time in Manaslu Trek

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We did the Manaslu Circuit Trek in September of 2020, and it was honestly one of the best experiences we have ever had. Our guide Ritesh did an incredible job. He is friendly, helpful and has  Knowledge about wildlife and culture on Manaslu trekking.  The food and accommodation were good. We saw and learned a lot of things we had not seen before. The treks were beautiful.LHN is an agency that really cares about their customers and that was what made me so grateful for my experience with them. We will like to come back for another trip with Luxury Holidays Nepal.

, Russian Federation

Incredible !! MANASLU Treak

Incredible !! MANASLU Treak

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We had the most incredible Manaslu circuit trek! It was brilliantly organized by Luxury Holiday Nepal who was incredibly informative and remained unshaken by our endless questions and changes to the itinerary. Our guide was just amazing with attentive and supportive. They secure the best accommodation and manage our expectations, checking the food and the kitchen at the tea houses. The trek was more of a challenge than expected and the altitude punishing, but the scenery was spectacular as we climbed from rivers to jungle stunning open plains and the majestic inspiring mountains and the villages, people we met on the trail, mountain mules and Yaks were fascinating: new wonders every day. we loved it!! we will definitely be back and will not hesitate to use Luxury Holiday Nepal again. Thank you everyone - you did an amazing job!

, Canada

Manaslu Trek

Manaslu Trek

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I had an amazing experience in Nepal, such an incredible Adventure!! Luxury Holiday Nepal provided a great arrangement from the moment  I arrived in Nepal. A very nice hotel room, delicious food of Nepalese people and a wonderful environment! Guide was very Attentive, knowledgable and always concerned with my wellbeing. The day came for the trekking I was most excited!!. We randomly move ahead toward our trip with an amazing view of Manaslu's nature beauty. The trail took us in Mt.Mansalu base camp with snow-capped and interact with local people with a friendly and loveliness.the opportunity to experience Manaslu trek was amazing but what made it unforgettable was warmth and care extended to me by LHN and their team. Thank you

, Greece

Best Experience

Best Experience

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Last month,we had the best experience of the Manaslu trek with amazing sight-seen of natural diversity. Luxury holidays Nepal provided us the best Hotels which were quite pretty and luxurious environments. Their teams made a more interesting and fabulous journey. The guide which was provided is very friendly, experienced and energetic. We passed over a breathtaking high mountain pass, walk over terrain and explore the unique village lifestyle of the people in the Manaslu region. It made my dream came true and makes reality. All the credit goes to Luxury Holidays Nepal and their team for making our trip fantastic and memorable.so,i request all the visitor to visit through this company. Thank you!

, Malaysia

The best trekking team, LHN!

The best trekking team, LHN!

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I did Manaslu Trek with LHN in October and it was just truly fantastic. The arrangement of the trek, from the very first moment of my arrival at the airport till the very last departure, was planned and arranged with precision. The location of the hotel is perfect which is at the heart of Thamel All the staff, including the manager, trek guide, porter, and driver are very professional and nice. The whole experience was excellent. Overall, it was a beautiful trek with good services and an experience filled with laughs and pleasant memories. For this, Luxury Holidays Nepal deserves praise.

, France

Amazing Manaslu Circuit Trek

Amazing Manaslu Circuit Trek

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I was in Nepal with my two friends to embark on a trekking trip of the Manaslu Circuit with Luxury Holiday Nepal in mid-March 2019. They picked us up at the airport in a luxury vehicle. LHN provided the best and comfortable hotel room with amazing food, meals, and dinners. We headed off on our trekking the next day and I could not fault a thing. Ram was an outstanding guide who did everything possible could to make our experience amazing and extremely knowledgeable of the Manaslu area since he was raised in the valley. he knew everyone! This made a difference as we didn’t feel like a tourist. Guider ram had a very deep and thorough knowledge of all of the flora and fauna are that we saw. He was always happy to give advice and answer any question we had. We can honestly say that without the care of the guide and their team provided for us throughout our trek we may have not had such a successful and completely enjoyable time in Nepal. I wouldn’t hesitate to book another trek with the team. Thank you!!!

, Italy

Great Guide, Great Company

Great Guide, Great Company

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I did trekking to Manaslu with 4 other Dutch friends through Luxury Holiday Nepal. They had provided one Guide and 3 porters. Our trekking guide was Mr. Shyam Basnet and he is so attentive and friendly,  a caring guy who speaks English fluently and experienced guide too. He was always very transparent about the costs and flexible too. The whole journey with him worked out exceptionally well. The guide stayed with us each day during the trek and pointed out interesting features and information and adjusted the place and itinerary according to our needs so that we felt comfortable at all times. Thanks to their experience and perfect planning and able to successfully cross Larke pass while having fun the whole time. We can strongly recommend Luxury Holiday Nepal, as they will ensure maximize your enjoyment and memories of your time in Nepal. 

, Netherlands

An excellent service

An excellent service

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Thank you Luxury Holidays Nepal for the wonderful memory.What an amazing trek it was. I had a wonderful experience trek of Manaslu. Everything was managed properly from start to end. The trek offers me an incredible view of mountains and sunrise-sunset from the row of the Himalayas. They made me comfortable as it was my first solo trek. One of the best experiences ever! Everything was perfect and according to the itinerary! Would surely recommend LHN.

, Brazil

Manaslu trek with Luxury Holidays Nepal

Manaslu trek with Luxury Holidays Nepal

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We had an amazing time doing manaslu circuit trekking. Our guide Nabaraj was very experienced and made sure we acclimatized well before the going for a high altitude. While others were resting at the guest house, he always made sure we had good rooms and always ordered our dinner early so we could eat earlier. He also made many adjustments to the schedule according to our pace and our request to jeep the dirt road on the way back. Our porter and guide were also very experienced and knowledgeable. He was also always in the kitchen helping with making meals for us, which I never saw other porters do. We will definitely trek with Luxury Holidays Nepal again when we come back to Nepal!

, Australia

Exceptional” The best travel agent in Nepal”

Exceptional” The best travel agent in Nepal”

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This is my second time in Nepal I had decided to do a Manaslu circuit trek. After arrival in Kathmandu international airport I had directly drive to Luxury Holidays Nepal’s office. I talked with Mr. Shishir and I told him my plan for 21 days Manaslu circuit trek. He introduced to my Guide Nabaraj and Porter Ramesh. It is rarely to experience such professionalism service.

Everything was taken care of and they arranged a guide and porter that really made the trip very memorable. A trek like this is quite a challenge because of the steepness and the high altitude and therefore you should be well prepared physically to be able to enjoy it. Manaslu circuit trek is amazing and to be at the top of the world with spectacular mountain views!!

I loved this trek and look forward to do another trek someday soon. I’ll be extremely happy to use Luxury Holidays Nepal.

, Australia

“Excellent Manaslu circuit trek”

“Excellent Manaslu circuit trek”

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I together with my girlfriend just finished the 16 day Manaslu circuit trek organized via this company and I can highly recommend to do the same. After having visited several travel agencies in Kathmandu, we had the best feeling about trekking partners. The people in the office are very welcoming and the information provided is very informative. After visiting the office we also received all information via e-mail from Shishir. Including itineraries and packing list.

Best was our guide Navraj. He explained to us a lot about culture and nature during the trek. He even helped us to carry some luggage during the most difficult parts of the trek. 

Next trek we would definitely go again with trekking partners and Navraj!

Visited April 2016

, Netherlands

Accommodation:
Luxury Holidays Nepal provides you 3/4-star standard hotels in Kathmandu and standard guest house throughout the journey. Teahouse and lodge have the rooms with just the basics, normally with a bed, blanket and pillows. Some rooms have an electric lighting system and every teahouse/lodge has a capacious dining room and lounge. If you want to upgrade accommodation in cities, then contact us for cost detail. Accommodation in Kathmandu (Timber House Nepal or similar).

Luggage:
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 which 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.

Vouchers:
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).
 

Visa:
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

Days

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.
www.makemytrip.comwww.kayak.comwww.vayama.comwww.expedia.com
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 ATM's 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 to take pills for diarrhea, cold, fever and nausea.

Insurance/Evacuation: 
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.

Tips:
A general rule of thumb for tipping is to 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.

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