17 Days Manaslu Circuit Trek

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destination Manaslu
duration 17 Days
grade High Advance
start/end point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
region Manaslu
max altitude 5106m
group size 2-12
meal All inclusive
activity 5-6 Hrs
accommodation Tea House
season Autumn/spring

17 Days Manaslu Circuit Trek

The Manaslu Circuit Trekking is best known for its beautiful trails. The less trodden trail offers a seclusive exposure to the untouched beauty of the region.

Nepal is definitive heaven for the experience addicts that get their rush from the various trekking courses and alternatives to see a portion of the main ten tallest mountains on the planet in only one trekking venture. This trekking is developing in prominence as an option in contrast to Annapurna circuit trekking. Along these lines, it is no big surprise that hundreds and thousands of individuals from everywhere throughout the world visit Nepal each trekking season to encounter an outing that enables them to encounter an excellent blend of nature, culture, craftsmanship, and experience. In spite of the fact that Nepal is a celebrated trekking goal now that enables travelers to appreciate the various landscape alongside its assortment of verdure, it wasn't generally so. It wasn't until 1991 that all pieces of the trekking locales were available to the visitors. From that point forward some of the trekking locales on the outskirt of Nepal and Tibet have opened for the travel industry. One of such beautiful treks in the Manaslu circuit trekking.

The Manaslu circuit trekking is probably the best trek known for its solidarity and safeguarding. This locale sees not very many guests with the goal that the path are less trodden making the voyage a quiet, common and lovely experience ideal for those looking for an escape from the regular occupied lives. The hypnotizing common magnificence, however the customary Tamang and Sherpa settlements with their one of a kind societies are another feature of the excursion. The Manaslu Circuit Trek visit begins from Kathmandu where we visit the UNESCO world legacy destinations and afterward to Arughat from where the genuine trekking starts. The whole course is embellished with the ideal perspectives on the snow-clad mountains, one of a kind blend of rich social legacies and experience in the midst of vantage focuses with exceptional excellence and uncommon bio-assorted variety. Mt. Manaslu remaining at 8156m is the most elevated top in the region which is likewise the eighth most elevated top on the planet. The Manaslu area is well known for its high elevation icy mass lakes, intriguing widely varied vegetation, social assorted variety, and extravagance which make it one of the most loved goals for trekkers around the globe. The standard circuit trek starts at Arughat and closures at Besishar and requires a trekking grant to travel right through the Manaslu zone.

The aggregate during of the Manaslu Circuit Trek can be 18-20 days with trekking and climbing as the primary exercises. It is viewed as a moderate level trekking with social, authentic and regular visits and the greatest height of 5160m. The best season to visit the area is from March to May in spring and September to December throughout the winter.

Key Features of 17 Days Manaslu Circuit Trek

  • Eight highest Peak in the world 8,163m from sea level.
  • Spectacular views, increasingly rugged scenery and a high pass crossing at Larkya-La(5100m)
  • The trekking begins from Arughat Bazaar and follows the impressive Budi Gandaki River north to the village of Deng.
  • Trekkers take this trek that is why; the environment is tranquil and still pristine with a true natural flavor.
  • Walking through the tropical green hills covered with pine trees and oak forest at the beginning of the trek.
  • The unique culture blend of Tibetan and Nepalese people.


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Upon your appearance to the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be invited by a delegate of the Sherpa Expedition and Trekking. You will at that point be registered to your lodging. You can either rest or walk around a well-known traveler territory in Kathmandu, Thamel. Here you can do trinket shopping and appreciate the real Nepali food in one of the numerous cafés. You will likewise be informed about the whole trek on this day.
On this day, we will visit the various UNESCO's reality legacy locales in Kathmandu which incorporate the Pashupatinath sanctuary, Boudhanath stupa, S0yambhunath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square and others. It will be a fun day seeing the excellent blend of religion, culture and engineering in the different regions of the capital city. By the day's end, you will make the last arrangements for the Manaslu trip and furthermore get the grant and different records required for a simple, advantageous adventure.
We will begin the day ahead of schedule after breakfast. We take a drive from Kathmandu to Dhading Besi on a decent, cleared street getting a charge out of the perspectives on the uneven territories, porches, fields and streams. The drive from Dhading Besi to Arughat is somewhat harsh one on rough trails. From Arughat 2 more hour driver to reach Soti Khola or to drive there and rest the night.
We start the day right on time to arrive at our goal which will take around 6-7 hours. Subsequent to intersection a well known suspension extension of Soti Khola, we trek through Sal backwoods to arrive at an edge over the sprinkling rapids of the Budhi Gandaki River. In the wake of coming to Khursane, the path gets rough, going through cascades and bluffs. We advance past terraced rice fields and up to a Gurung town of Labubesi. we move behind a rough precipice where the valley opens up. Strolling through a sandy stream bed, moving over stone edges and afterward again descending to the waterway and intersection the suspension spans, we move behind a rough precipice where the valley opens up. Strolling through a sandy waterway bed, moving over stone edges and afterward again descending to the stream and intersection the suspension spans, we reach Machcha Khola town and medium-term at tea house.
The following day, From Machhakhola we pursue a tight trail that takes us to Tharo Khola lastly to Khorlabesi. After a couple rises and dives, we arrive at a famous underground aquifer, Tatopani. We will spend at some point here and can appreciate the characteristic sauna in the hot - spring and calm all our tiredness and worry of the trek.we climb another edge and cross the Budhi Gandaki on another suspension connect. After this, we climb a staircase and afterward cross an avalanche and an edge to reach Doban. In the wake of intersection a suspension connect, we again climb stone staircase at that point go down to the waterway and climb a few stairs again to reach Thado Bharyang. At that point we cross the west bank of Budhi Gandaki, move over an edge, stroll along the waterway to arrive at the town of Jagat where we go through the night.
On this day, we first reach Salleri in the wake of climbing a rough edge and afterward go towards Sirdibas. We keep on ghatta Khola and afterward walk upstream through a long suspension extension to arrive at a Gurung town in Phillim. From the lower purposes of the town, the path turns north and through leveled trails in the midst of maize fields, we reach Ekle Bhatti, where you will eat and proceed with our outing from a lofty crevasse and afterward plummet through verdant slants to cross the Budhi Gandaki and afterward cross extensions from west to east bank and back once more. As the path broadens, we go through bamboo backwoods to arrive at the Deng Khola. In the wake of intersection the stream, we come to the little Deng town where we go through the night.
We go for a short stroll from Deng and afterward we cross the Budhi Gandaki and move to arrive at Rana. From here we move for some time and afterward head west to Budhi Gandaki valley. The path goes through woods and painted Mani stones and a corner from where we reach Ghap. At that point we take the path through Prok town which enables us to observe the excellent perspective on Siring Himal. We pursue the stream, crossing it at numerous spots and go through thick woodlands and Gompas en route. In the wake of intersection the stream at a crevasse, the path becomes leveled and after a last steep ascension, we reach Namrung where we remain the night. Namrung is the best perspective for Siring and Ganesh Himal just as Mt. Himal Chuli.
From Namrung a precarious ascension and entry through woodlands take us to Lihi, a town surely understood for its chortens and grain porches. Subsequent to intersection the side valley of Simnang, we go through Sho and afterward reach Lho where we go through the night. Late evening visit the nearby cloister after you came to there.
In the wake of intersection the Shyala town, we arrive at the Sama town where one gets the chance to observe the astounding perspectives on Mount Manaslu and investigate the well known Ribung Gompa. The amazing perspective on the high mountains alongside ice sheets is the feature of the outing. We remain in Samagaon for the evening.
This day is put aside to rest and adjust to the expanding heights. We remain in Samagaon and investigate the encompassing regions or visit Birendra Tal and Anie Gompa. The primary fascination of the day is the Pungyen Gompa with a fantastic perspective on the icy masses however it rather log day suggested for the fit climbers. It is arranged on a slope close Samagaon. We climb up to the Gompa named after the two pinnacles of Manaslu which implies arm ornament. It was obliterated when the Japanese previously attempted to summit the pinnacles. It was accepted that the campaign to arrive at the summit may have irritated the Gods. After the alternate route, we return to Samagaon and go through the night there.
We pursue the Budhi Gandaki River up to a stream which we cross on a suspension connect. From here we take the path on the privilege to Larkya la. It is a genuinely simple path, going through Mani dividers and juniper and birch timberlands. We again traverse Budhi Gandaki and proceed ahead. From a stone curve, we can see a kani and in the wake of intersection it, we reach Samdo where we go through the night.
We start our day trip by traverse Budhi Gandaki River and start a climb upwards. In the wake of intersection a couple of streams and seeing a look at the Larkya ice sheet, we circumvent a valley and advance upwards again to arrive at a guesthouse called Dharmashala. This short stroll to Larke Phedi gives sufficient opportunity and rest to adjust for the further trek.
On this day, we make a short climb and arrive at a valley on the north side of Larkya icy mass with perfect perspectives on Larkya top. We rise the moraines of an icy mass which turns out to be very steep toward the end before arriving at the pass. From here we can appreciate the stunning perspectives on Himlung, Cheo, Kanggru and the Annapurna. It is a more extended stroll than different days and you arrive at the guesthouse among the low fields at the diminish lights of sunset. At the point when we at long last reach Bhimtang, the wonderful perspective on Mount Manaslu makes each progression justified, despite all the trouble.
In the wake of getting a charge out of the awe inspiring perspectives on the mountains from an edge in Bhimtang, we advance down towards a high field and afterward a scaffold over Dudh Khola. We stroll through rhododendron backwoods, tight valleys and fields before making a move to the waterway bank that prompts the town of Gho. A short walk takes us to Tilije with better settlement alternatives where we go through the night.
We move in a stone cleared way going through an excellent town and afterward traverse Dudh Khola, move past a curve and Mani dividers to get to the Thonje town. Subsequent to going through a police checkpoint we advance towards Dharapani from where we enter the Annapurna circuit segment. From Dharapani we take Jeep or transport from Dharapani to Beishar. which takes 4-5 hours. We spend an our last night of the trek at Besishar.
We drive along the banks of Marsyangdi and Trishuli River, seeing the wonderful landscape of rice fields, terraced homesteads, waterways and valleys and invigorating perspectives on the sloping regions and mountains. Following a couple of hours' voyage we arrive at Kathmandu where we will spend the most recent night in Nepal.
On your last day of the outing, we will drop you off at Tribhuvan International Airport. We might want to invite you again to visit our Himalayan realm to investigate a greater amount of the shrouded fortunes of our country.


What is Included

  • Three nights standard twin sharing Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek.
  • Fresh fruit every evening after dinner.
  • Trekking lodge (Tea House) accommodations during the trek.
  • A highly experienced, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking well trained, Government license holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
  • Strong, helpful porters with proper equipment (one porter for two people).
  • All necessary permits for the trek.
  • Bus from Kathmandu to Sotikhola and Bus back to Kathmandu from Besishar.
  • Shared Jeep from Dharapani- Besishar.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel Insurance company.
  • Use of Sleeping bags, Down Jacket, Duffel bag and Walking Poles will be provided (if you needed, to be returned after the trip)
  • Government taxes, service charges, and official expenses.
  • Guided city tour Kathmandu valley with private vehicles.
  • Oximeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) Which will ensure you trek is in the safest hands possible for all levels of trekker.
  • Assistant guide group size above 6 + person.

What is Excluded

  • Nepal entry visa fee (You can easily issue a visa on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Kathmandu). $40 USD for 30 days visa.
  • Your Trekking and medical insurance (compulsory).
  • International airfare.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and nonalcoholic hot and cold drinks.
  • Sightseeing/Monument entrance fees($30 USD per person)
  • Tips for the guide, porter, and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Laundry, telephone and personal trekking equipment.
  • Hot shower and battery charging on the tea houses.



  • Seasonable Sleeping bag and down Jacket (If you need it but has to be returned after the trek)
  • Duffle bag (We will provide duffle bag during the trek Sherpa Expedition & Trekking need to be returned after the trek)
  • A wind and waterproof thin layered jacket (Must have for morning and evening above 3,000m)
  •  Daypack

Upper Body- Head / Ears / Eyes

  • A pair of half gloves
  • A warmer hat that covers the ears
  • Sunglasses 
  • Neck warmer
  • Sunscreen (35 to 60 SPF)
  • Headlamp and an extra set of batteries


  • A pair of half gloves for walking poles(if you prefer)
  • Warmer shell gloves and liner

Center Body

  • long sleeve t-shirts
  • Thermal Tops
  • wool Jackets or pullover
  • Artificial sports bras for (Women and girls)
  • Water and windproof shell jacket 

Lower Body 

  • Thermal underwear (especially trousers)
  • windproof and waterproof trousers
  • warmer trouser
  • Comfortable trekking pants
  • Extra casual sport pants


  • A pair of good waterproof trekking boots
  • Pair of sandals
  • 4-5 pairs of woolen socks
  • Socks liner
  • Light shoes and sneaker

First Aid Kits and Medicines

  • Assorted Adhesive Bandages (fabric preferred)
  • Blister treatment
  • Insect testing / anti-itch treatment
  • Ibuprofen / other pain-relief medication
  • Diamox (125mg to 250mg tablets for altitude sickness)
  • Warps, splints, and wound coverings butterfly bandage
  • Water purifying pills

(Note our company guide will carry the medicines and first aid kits during the trek. However, we recommend better to  bring your personal first-aid kit as well)

Miscellaneous, but must useable

  • 4 pic passport sizes with original passport
  • Water bottle & filter
  • Flight details (please make a copy and leave one pic at our office in KTM because of if you won to change your flight date)
  • Bathroom kit (conform, should be included Toilet papers put on the plastic bag, hand wipes, towel, and soap, etc.)

Extra things

  • Comfortable trekking poles
  • Best energy dry foods (up to you)
  • Power Bank and music players 
  • Camera (Memory card, chargers, and extra batteries)



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Yes, you can. No matter who you are, as long as you are reasonably fit, can walk for 5-6 hours a day and trek/hike a few uphills, Sherpa Expedition and Trekking team will support you to the fullest to transform your dream into reality.
Spring and autumn are the best season for Manaslu Circuit trek. Spring (March, April and May) and Autumn (September, October and November) are the best months for trekking as weather will be clear and calm. Also you can get opportunity to view High mountains including Manaslu with the full of Snow.
The permit cost depends on the month and number of days you will spend in the Manaslu region. You will need three kinds of permits issued by the Government of Nepal.  Manaslu Restricted Permit Manaslu trek permit costs USD 100.00 for the first seven days and USD 15.00 each additional day during September to November Manaslu trek permit costs USD 75.00 for first 7 days and USD 10.00 each extra day from December to August.  Manaslu Conservation Area Permit (MCAP) Entry fee for SAARC Nationals is Nepali Currency 200 per person and for other Nationals is Nepali Currency 3,000 per person.  Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) Entry fee for SAARC Nationals is Nepali Currency 200 per person and for other Nationals is Nepali Currency 3,000 per person.  Tsum Valley Restricted Permit (Optional: if you want to go to the Tsum Valley) If you choose the Tsum Valley trek, it costs USD 40 for each person per week.
No, there is no age limit for the trek to Manaslu Trekking but, you need to be in good physical shape and have a positive attitude. We also suggest you to prior to the excursion though we suggest you to please see your doctor and obtain necessary permission and advice, as well as medications for traveling in extreme altitude prior to the excursion.
During trekking, you will be served meals in the teahouses. Typical meals are noodles, rice, pasta or potato dishes along with vegetables and egg/chicken/meat dishes. Other items mostly served as breakfasts include egg, pancake, bread, porridge, muesli, and toasts with peanut butter and honey.
Accommodation is not an issue in Manaslu Trek as trails are usually less crowded and new and improved tea houses are opening up all the time. The tea houses and lodges are ready to serve trekkers.
Most of the teahouses on the Manaslu Trekking trail have squat toilet facilities but recently built lodges have western-style toilets as well. Nowadays, flush toilets are also being introduced with number of increasing trekkers each year. It is highly recommended to carry your own toilet paper and other required toiletries. Do not expect full bath or daily showers while on the Manaslu trek. If you insist on taking a hot shower daily, spare a lot of money for that. For hot water showers in the trek, you have to pay a few dollars at a time.
What you want to wear depends on you but we suggest you wear warm clothes during the Manaslu trekking. A down jacket, thermal longs and top, comfortable trekking trousers, t-shirts, fleece, windproof jacket, hat, scarf, and gloves might be useful. There are numerous trekking shops in the Thamel area of Kathmandu where you can get all of these items in both local and branded stores alike. Sherpa Expedition and Trekking may also accompany and assist you if required.
During the Manaslu trekking, you will be on a long journey for which you will need two bags to keep your belongings. A rucksack/duffle bag and a day bag for personal items. Sherpa Expedition and Trekking will provide you with a duffle bag (which is need to refund after the trek) that you can use throughout your entire journey and even afterward. These bags are durable and hence perfect for any kind of trekking journey. While the duffle bag will be carried by the potters, you will have to carry a day bag on your own. A day bag is a small backpack that has enough room for everything you will need on a day hike such as lunch, water, extra clothing and perhaps a few personnel items like camera, battery chargers, etc.
If possible, we suggest you bring your own equipment. However, sleeping bags and down jackets will be provided to you by Sherpa Expedition and Trekking. With regards to trekking poles, if you are used to walking with it then take them with you, as you will probably find them useful especially on the way down. They are not essential though and the walk is manageable without them. It is mostly a personal preference. If you prefer to take the trekking poles with you on the trekking then you can either bring your own pole or buy it from numerous options available in Kathmandu itself.
Yes, if you have a bag of extra clothing for when you return from the trekking, you will be able to store it safely in Kathmandu at Sherpa Expedition and Trekking office. Also, the storage facility is provided by most hotels and lodges in Kathmandu or you can also store it in our office for the duration of the trekking.
Our itinerary has been specially tailored to prevent any kind of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) while moving up to higher altitudes. Normally, altitude sickness starts from 3,600 meters and above. You will be trekking at a relatively slow and gradual pace as part of the acclimatization process. Cut off caffeinated, alcoholic and smoking items. Drink at least 4 liters of water a day. Trek slow. Don't skip the acclimatization days. Better to continue with Diamox (if any symptoms show up). Drink Garlic Soup. In the higher elevation, there is less oxygen in the air and this is more so while crossing high passes. Our expert guides will advise you on how to avoid AMS and treat it when/ if required.
Make sure to have both medical and evacuation insurance before coming to Nepal for Manaslu trekking. You should be careful in choosing a policy while traveling to a Himalayan country like Nepal as some insurance companies may make special exceptions for adventure travel. If you are confused about the insurance, please inform us and we will help you. It is usually better to arrange your insurance in your country before travel.
The trekking will be 5-7 hours a day depending upon the landscape and destination.
It takes 6 to 21 days to complete Manaslu Trek depending upon the mode of transportation and packages of Sherpa Expedition and Trekking offers.
We at Sherpa Expedition and Trekking Team always have the safety, comfort, and satisfaction of our valued customers as our foremost priority at all times, and we assure you a wonderful and unforgettable time with us in our beautiful country. Sherpa team members of Sherpa Expedition and Trekking will be carrying all the necessary gear, equipment, and first aid kits and they have extensive first aid training. If a trekker falls sick on high altitude, the leader will decide whether to continue the trek. In case of emergency, Sherpa Expedition and Trekking have a rescue helicopter to bring you back from the higher elevation. Moreover, Sherpa Expedition and Trekking also provides oximeter to monitor the oxygen level at high altitude and offers regular health check-up facilities.
As Manaslu has recently gained popularity among trekkers, not many facilities are available on the trails. Due to its isolation and off-road trails, the region is not yet connected to the outer world via proper roads. So, you will need to take local buses or hire a private jeep to reach the starting point of the trek to Arughat or Sotikhola. A local bus would cost around US $10 per person whereas a jeep would cost between $150 and $200 each way but is worth the convenience than the packed buses. If you are traveling in a group, the cost can be shared by all and would be around $30 per person. The same rate would apply to your return trip from Tal or Besisahar to Kathmandu.
Sherpa Expedition and Trekking will provide one porter for two trekkers to carry 20 kgs of luggage (maximum 10 kg for each trekker). Please be sure your porters are not overloaded because they do not carry only your equipment but also lift your spirit to reach new heights, and your love, affection, and generosity can be the reason for them to work hard to take you to your destination.
Garlic soup is a must while trekking. Sherpa Expedition and Trekking recommend trekkers to drink green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon ginger tea and drink at least 2-4 liters of water a day. However, it is better to avoid alcohol and alcoholic beverages, caffeinated items, and hot-chocolates at high altitude.
Sherpa Expedition and Trekking also encourage to avoid dairy and cheesy items and strongly suggest not to consume them during the trek. Our packages are suitable for both vegan and vegetarians.
Your guide and porters are a big reason why you got a chance to feel something very few can have. Apart from guiding and carrying your necessities and being mindful of your safety, they want to see you happily succeeded more than anyone like family and help you successfully complete the trek safely. So, your tips reflect gratitude towards them. So, tipping is a recommended culture for porters and guide in Nepal as a gesture of thankfulness.
Sherpa Expedition and Trekking will introduce dozens of shops selling knock-off gear in Kathmandu. You can also barter those gears at the knock-off places but be sure you keep the receipt safely. Moreover, you can rent the needed gears if you do not want to buy them.
You can have WiFi a few places such as Namrung, Lho, Samagaun, Bhimthang, Dharapni, etc.
ATM services are not available only during the trekking. SO be sure you carry enough cash with you.
Most of the tea houses/ lodges have electricity whereby you will be able to charge your iPod or camera batteries. Please note that lodges/tea houses will charge you some extra money for the services. The fee may vary from 1 USD to 3 USD per hour.

We Offer Group Discount

No. Of People Price Per Person
1 Pax USD 1,450
2 Pax USD 1,350
3 Pax USD 1,300
4 - 6 Pax USD 1,270
7 - 12 Pax USD 1,250
13 - 18 Pax USD 1,150
19 - 24 Pax USD 1,050
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USD 1,450

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Moira choplin

United States

2 months ago

Highly recommended This Trek

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This is my fifth trek in Nepal and definitely my favourite. Happy to have done this before the road is complete as this will change the remote nature of this trek. We had a fantastic group who supported each other, particularly on the day crossing the pass. This trek is more challenging than Annapurna Circuit and Gokyo/Everest. Our guide Ram was simply the best, can’t say enough about him. Also great to have Ram from sherpa Expedition thamel office as my friend. I feel very fortunate to have been on this trek.


United States

2 months ago

Explore Manaslu!

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We did a 17 days trek around Manaslu, thank to our guide and the agency everything was perfect. The only thing it was clear list of materials to take with so here it is : Passport picture, copy of international assurance policy Warm clothes for the pass (thermo clothes) (temperature under 0) Gloves, scarf, cap Head light Toilet paper Power bank (if you want to charge your phone, they will charge you 200R to charge in tea house) Enough money for the drink (beer can cost around 1050 and tea up to 1500 rupees)

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