Manaslu Circuit Trek is another best Trekking in Nepal as like Tsum Valley Trek in Manaslu Region. Manaslu Round Trek 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 Manaslu Conservation area. This Circuit trek’s best highlight is the incredible views of Manaslu Mountain and other several peaks of 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.
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Trekking to Manaslu Circuit begins with incredible sightseeing in Kathmandu while we take you to the best places to visit in Kathmandu; 4 out of 7 UNESCO World Heritage Site as Kathmandu City Tour. After 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 3-star accommodations with a breakfast plan in Kathmandu while there will be standard guest houses or teahouses during the trek with a bed and breakfast plan. During Kathmandu city Tour or Kathmandu Sightseeing, the luxury private car of Luxury Holidays Nepal will facilitate your travel.
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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.
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.
After breakfast, your sightseeing trip will start. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide for your sightseeing tour. You will visit the following sites.
Swyambunath Stupa - The Monkey Temple (World Heritage Site):
You can watch over the valley from the top of a hillock on its western side. Swyambhu is also known as Samhengu and the Monkey temple because of the countless monkeys living in the premises.
Pashupatinath Temple (World Heritage Site):
Pashupatinath Temple is one of the holiest Hindu temples of Nepal. It is located on the banks of Bagmati River on the eastern outskirts of Kathmandu. Pashupatinath is the most important temple dedicated to god Shiva.
Boudhanath Stupa is 2500 years old Buddhist stupa in the Valley built in the 5th century with four pairs of eyes of Lord Buddha in four cardinal directions keeping an eternal watch over the people and their doings. You will find Buddhist pilgrims from Tibet going round the stupa spinning the prayer wheels.
Patan Durbar Square (World Heritage Site):
Patan Durbar Square - located in central of city Lalitpur. It displays the Newari architecture that had reached its pinnacle during the reign of Malla kings who were great builders and patrons of the arts.
The rest of your time is free for further exploration and some shopping nearby your hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.
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.
After breakfast, you'll start the trek up and down through various landscapes including forests, rice paddies, a cliff-face ridge, a rushing river, and several beautiful waterfalls. The journey begins by crossing a bridge, before you trek through a forest, then climb onto a ridge above the wild rapids of Budhi Gandaki River.
You'll then reach Khursane on a rocky trail, past two tropical waterfalls on a steep, rocky trail clinging to the side of a cliff. You'll eventually descend past a few ride paddies, then continue up and around to the picturesque Gurung village of Labubesi.
From here, you'll further climb near a rocky outcrop where the valley opens up next to the river, which flows more peacefully here. Dropping down to the river shore, you'll walk along rounded stones before climbing over a side ridge. Head down again to the river and cross another suspension bridge to reach the village of Machha Khola. Overnight at Machha Khola.
After breakfast, you'll start your trek, which follows the gorge and continues up the river. The trail is narrow at first and gently heads up and down, eventually crossing the Tharo Khola to reach Khorlabesi. After more ascending and descending, you'll arrive at a small hot spring in Tatopani—a good place to take a break!
From here, you'll climb over another ridge, then cross the Budhi Gandaki on a suspension bridge. You'll then climb up a staircase and head over a ridge to Dobhan. Upon crossing another suspension bridge over the Yaru Khola, you'll climb a stone staircase and then drop to the river and climb more stone stairs to Tharo Bharyang. Keep an eye out for neat Gurung villages in the jungle high above, as well as Langur monkeys, which roam the region.
Crossing the west bank of the Budhi Gandaki, you'll climb over a ridge, trek along the river and then climb towards the village of Jagat. Overnight at Jagat.
After breakfast, you'll make your way through various landscapes and dense sub-tropical forests, as well as small rivers and rustic villages to get to your final destination.
Begin the trek by climbing over a rocky ridge to Salleri, and then descend to Sirdibas. The valley widens a bit as the trail continues to the Ghatta Khola river. You'll continue walking upstream to a long suspension bridge in Philim, a large Gurung village. From here, the trail turns north just above the lowest house in the village and stays on a fairly level trail as it crosses millet fields to Ekle Bhatti.
The route now enters a steep, uninhabited gorge where you'll descend to the grassy slopes, and then cross the Budhi Gandaki river. Trek along the west bank for a while, then cross to the east bank before you return to the west side again. The trail widens through the valley and you'll pass through bamboo forests to the Deng Khola river. Upon crossing, you'll reach the tiny village of Deng. Overnight at Deng.
After breakfast, you'll start one of the most important and culturally significant sections of the trek. First, cross the Budhi Gandaki river and climb up to the bridge, where you'll climb a bit further to join a trail from Bhi. Then head west up the valley passing through lush forests, alpine vegetation, and quaint villages housing ethnic groups of the Manaslu region, with major peaks starting to appear in the distance
Even though there is another route, you will take the trail through Prok. This village has a beautiful vantage point of the snowcapped Siringi Himal. Take a break here and then continue to cross the Budi Gandaki several times today running into several gompas along the way. The trail then follows the river upstream through a dense forest and leads to a narrow gorge. Keep going until you notice the forest becomes less dense. This rewarding part of the walk is a magnificent way to experience the Manaslu Conservation Area. You'll eventually reach one last steep climb to get you to the village of Namrung. Overnight at Namrung.
After breakfast, you can walk around the village for a good viewpoint of Siring, Ganesh Himal, and also Mount Himal Chuli to the south. Once on the trail, you'll first climb steadily and pass through forests to reach Lihi, a fine village with many stupas and barley terraces. The trail then drops and crosses the side valley of Simnang Himal with Ganesh Himal always close by.
Further along, you'll pass through the villages of Sho, Lho, and Shyala before reaching Sama Village. You can enjoy the extraordinary views of Manaslu from Lho and also explore the famous Ribung Gompa. In Shyala village you'll be surrounded by high mountains like Himal Chuli and Peak 29 (Ngadi Chuli) to the left, Manaslu and large glaciers straight ahead. Other snowcapped peaks can be seen to the right, and at the far end stands Ganesh Himal. Today’s journey ends in Samagaon where you'll spend the night. Overnight Samagaon.
This day wiil be an acclimatization day, so sleep in and relax. Enjoy a refreshing breakfast and then spend the day at Samagaon getting some rest.
For those who want to explore, there's an optional day hike that explores some rich Sherpa culture. You can enjoy the sight of thousands of mani stones with Buddhist texts, as well as photos of Sherpa women clad in traditional clothes and ornaments. If you hike up to a little hill near the Sama village, you'll find an old gompa—Pungyen Gompa—a monastery with great views of the glacier. Overnight Samagaon.
After breakfast, you'll descend to the Budhi Gandaki River and follow it to a bridge over a side stream. You'll pass several mani walls as the valley begins to widen. The mountain views along this route are amazing and get you close to the Tibetan border.
This is an easy trek on a shelf above the river that passes juniper and birch forests in Kermo Kharka. Drop down and cross the Budhi Gandaki on a wooden bridge, and then climb steeply onto a promontory between two forks of the river. You'll come to a stone archway and continue walking until you find the village of Samdo. Overnight at Samdo.
This day is another day set aside for proper acclimatization. After breakfast, you can either rest in Samdo or choose between two hiking options:
Take an easy trail up the valley directly behind of Samdo to one of the trade passes headed for Tibet. This route has excellent views of Manaslu along with other Himalayan ranges including Simrang, Hiunchuli, Ngadi, Larkye Peak, Cheo, and possibly Kang Guru behind the pass. En route to these viewpoints, you will pass many seasonal herding settlements called doksas and see some beautiful mountain birds like the Lophophorus (the national bird of Nepal), Lammergeyer, and Himalayan Griffin soaring above.
A more challenging route is the trek to the Gya La (large pass) north of Samdo—a more frequently used trading route to Tibet. This is a longer full-day hike and not advised for those seeking a little rest. Overnight at Samdo.
After breakfast, you'll pass a seasonal Tibetan market called Larke Bazaar and descend to the Budi Gandaki River. Cross the wooden bridge and begin walking upward, crossing two streams while witnessing the Larkya Glacier. You'll head around the valley of the Salka Khola and climb up again to Dharamsala, also known as Larke Phedi. Along the route, you'll see many traditional monasteries. Overnight at Dharmasala.
After breakfast starts your Trek to Bimthang. Though it's a more challenging trail, you'll encounter a number of rustic villages, clear glacier lakes, beautiful valleys, and a wide range of flora and fauna, not to mention some notable snowcapped peaks.
After a short climb, you'll reach a valley on the north side of the Larkya Glacier from where you can enjoy great views of Cho Danda and Larkya Peak. You'll walk across moraines of the glacier, making a gradual ascent, which becomes steeper in the last section of the pass. From here, there are outstanding views of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, and the massive Annapurna II. You'll finish with a rewarding walk into misty low pastures in the early evening with Mount Manaslu looming in the distance. Overnight at Bimthang.
After breakfast start your Trek. A long day walks from the gorgeous flat ground of Bimtang with its mountain views, we plunge along a technical forested trail with a lot of descent. Beyond the small village of Tilije, we follow the track to Dharapani where we meet the trekkers on the Annapurna Circuit. Overnight at Dharapani.
After breakfast drive back to Kathmandu. The drive from to Kathmandu via Besi Sahar offers an opportunity to enjoy both hill and mountain landscapes often coming into direct view with the banks of the Marsyangdi and Trishuli rivers. You'll also drive by some beautiful villages with farming terraces on both sides of the road. At evening farewell dinner with cultural program. Overnight at Kathmandu.
After a few days of fun and excitement, the day to bid farewell has arrived. Our representatives will escort you to the Tribhuwan International Airport as per your flight time.
After the wonderful opportunity to organize this tour for you we wish you a safe and happy journey ahead.
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!Published: Tuesday, January 21, 2020
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 youPublished: Saturday, January 18, 2020
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!Published: Wednesday, January 15, 2020
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!!!Published: Wednesday, September 18, 2019
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.Published: Saturday, September 14, 2019
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!Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2018
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.Published: Saturday, July 22, 2017
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 2016Published: Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Luxury Holidays Nepal provides you 3-star 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 the 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 3 star hotel in Kathmandu (Hotel Holy Himalaya or similar) and in 4 stars hotel Kathmandu(Hotel Mulberry or similar category) and for 5 stars hotel in Kathmandu (Gokarna Forest Resort or similar category).
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 the 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 in Kathmandu airport upon arrival for $25 USD (or equivalent in other major currencies) for a 15 days visa or $40 USD for a 30-day visa. 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. (Nepal Visa Information)
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.com, www.kayak.com, www.vayama.com, www.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@example.com
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.
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.
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)
If you want to see a close view of Mt. Everest and Himalayan peaks, we can arrange mountain flights. You can contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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 India, Bhutan and Tibet. And other trekking and activities of Nepal like Everest Trek, Annapurna Trek, Langtang Trek, Bunjee Jumping, Rafting, Peak Climbing, Tours, etc.
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.