Manaslu Circuit Trek

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Birendra Lake At Manaslu Base Camp Samagaun
At a Glance
  • Duration13 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Difficulty Level Technical Challenging
  • Maximum Altitude5160 m/16929 ft
  • ActivityOff The Beaten Restricted Area Trekking
  • Group Size1-12
  • StartsKathmandu
  • EndsKathmandu
  • Best SeasonMarch to May And September to December

A newly opened less crowded legendry Off the beaten trekking journey in the Manaslu Region of Nepal bordering the side of Tibet, The Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of Nepal's best classical Restricted trekking trail. Crossing the World's longest trekking pass Larke La Pass 5106m while observing the World's 8th highest touring Peak Mount Manalsu 8163m and surrounding mountain peaks.

Major Highlights of Manaslu Circuit Trek

  • The journey offers exciting close views of Mount Manaslu, the eighth-highest peak in the world at 8163m.
  • less crowded trekking route.
  • Passing through the 5160m Larke La pass gives a panoramic sense of the mountain peaks and is a highlight of the trek.
  • This picturesque village is rich in local lifestyles, Tibetan culture, and traditions.
  • Sama Gaon offers beautiful views of the Himalayan and surrounding glaciers.
  • Glacier Lake is known for its picturesque view providing a perfect shot for acclimatization.
  • The lower sides of the route have dense rhododendrons and pine forests.
  • At higher places, the landscape transitions to open alpine meadows, where yaks graze and many beautiful flowers.
  • Sama Gaon, an ancient monastery, offers spiritual and stunning scenes of the Manaslu region.
  • The unique cultural blend of Tibetan Nubri and Gurung culture.
  • An ancient salt trading trail between Tibet and Nepal.
  • After passing through Larke La Pass, the descent to Bhimtang reveals a stunning view of the surrounding Himalayas and dense green forests.

Manaslu Circuit Trek in Nepal is a 13-day trip around the eighth highest noteworthy mountain in the world at 8,163 meters. Excursions are known for more and more immersive social experiences; This journey exhibits the best classical remote trekking of the Manaslu Region with assorted views extending from the thick rhododendron forest. Hikers can view peaks like Mount Manaslu(8163m), Himlung Himal(7126m), Ngadi Himal(7871m), Ganesh Himal(7406m), and Annapurna II(7937m) which lies in the Great Himalayan Trail.

The Manaslu Circuit Trek also known as the Round Manaslu Trek, a covered-up pearl in the heart of Nepal, offers a mesmerizing mix of natural magnificence, and cultural, and adventurous thrills. The eighth-highest peak in the world, Mount Manaslu serves as the starting point for the expedition. Those are situated in the west-central area of Gorkha District.

The trek's cultural immersion is one of its most distinctive features. Many ethnic groups, including the Gurung, Brahmin Chhetri, Tibetan, and Nubri people, who all have unique customs, dialects, and traditions, are found along the Manaslu trekking trail. Villages that were formerly monasteries, such as Namrung, Lho, Samdo, and Samagaun, provide insight into the daily activities of these communities.

As the route, the journey becomes more challenging in the crossing of the longest peak Larke La Pass at 5106 m. these peaks offer panoramic views of Mount Manaslu, Himlung Himal, and other surrounding peaks. the descent from the unbroken Manaslu circuit trip to the serene valleys of the trekking region.

During the journey, the accommodation from the basic teahouses and lodges provides essential hearty meals to refuel for trekking. The teahouses, often run by local families, offer Nepali dishes like dal bhat along with more Western fare.

Traveling through the Manaslu Region requires permits for Restricted and conservation efforts like Restricted Area Permit(RAP), Manaslu Conservation Area Project(MCAP), and Annapurna Conservation Area Project(ACAP) Permits. It is the optional trekking route ofEverest Base Camp Trek(EBC) and Annapurna Circuit Trek(ACT). This place was designated as restricted in 1992. And going here requires at least two hikers.

In conclusion, the Manaslu Trek is organized by Nepal's leading company Mount Glory Treks offers a suitable budget, proper acclimatization, an experienced guide, porters, and support for the requirements stuff.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Route

The 13 days of Manaslu Circuit Trek starts with a drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola, where the trekking involvement starts. The starting days of the trip incorporate a walk-through of cascading waterfall and conventional Gurung towns.

Trekkers enter the Manaslu Preservation Range by climbing, crossing suspension bridges, and taking after the Budhigandaki Waterway. The way passes through bamboo woodlands and Tibetan-influenced villages.

An imperative highlight of the trip is coming to Samgaun, a village that offers a brilliant see of Manaslu and serves as the top climate view. Trekkers can investigate Birendra Lake and the Pungyen Religious community, retaining the region's tranquil magnificence and wealthy social heritage.

The travel comes to Samdo and at that point comes to Dharamsala (Larkya Phedi), arranging for the most challenging portion of the journey – the crossing of the Larkya La Pass at 5,160 meters (16,929 feet). This tall pass offers breathtaking all-inclusive sees and a sense of accomplishment.

After crossing the Larkya La pass, trekkers descend to Bhimtang and at long last, connect the Annapurna Circuit at Dharapani. Cascading through rhododendron timberlands and developed areas offer a distinctive involvement to the rough high-altitude view. The journey closes from Dharapani returning to Besisahar and Kathmandu.

The best time for this trekking trip in Nepal is September to November and March to May. When the climate is clear skies and fresh air.

This travel requires physical wellness and mental quality. The Manaslu circuit visit is a fulfilling trip. It offers unparalleled social lavishness, characteristic excellence, and enterprise, making it an eager trekker looking for a one-two-path involvement in Nepal.

Views During the Manaslu Circuit Trek

The Manaslu circuit trek in Nepal offers hikers scenic views of the mountain and cultural experiences. Beginning in the dense green valley, fields of rice, and often punctuated by charming villages. The trip is regular in the Budhi Gandaki River with swaying suspension bridges that give thrilling views of the river below. As the journey dense forests of oak, pine, and rhododendrons emerge, with the bloom in diverse colors.

In the region the landscape transforms into an alpine terrain, slipping rocky paths, and views of Manaslu (8163 m), the 8th highest peak in the world, along with other peaks are Himalchuli, Ngadi Chuli, and Ganesh Himal. The excursion also provides cultural Tibetan villages such as Samagaun and Samdo, where hikers can look at local architecture and ancient monasteries. Most of the best highlights are the challenging crossing of the Larke La Pass (5160 m), which offers a panoramic scene of the surrounding peaks and glaciers.

Adventurous and challenging Larky La Pass 5106m

Larke la Pass is a high-altitude longest Pass around 5160m in the Manaslu Trek in Nepal. it is the highlight of the Manaslu circuit journey, for trekkers of the most challenging and fulfilling encounters in the Himalayas. during the journey, passing through the Budhi Gandaki River with the Marsyangdi valley, provide a breathtaking sense of the peaks such as Himling Himal, Cheo Himal, and Annapurna II. the journey to the Larkya La Pass route is rough landscapes, frequently secured with snow, making it a physically demanding endeavor that provides acclimatization and a great level of fitness. Passing through the mountains emotional scenes and exciting experiences take many impressions on hikers. the descent from the excellent village of Bhimtang, checking a move from the exciting environment to more peaceful scenes, and the extraordinary diverse qualities of the Manaslu circuit region.

Why Manaslu Circuit Trek is Suitable for Me?

Yes, the trip to Manaslu is suitable for you since it offers a special enterprise, normal excellence, and social immersion, all while maintaining a strategic distance from the crowded Himalayan trails of Nepal’s more well-known Manaslu trekking routes. It was rhododendron thick forests and terraced areas to mountain passes and stunning sees of the Manaslu range, giving a visually captivating experience.

The opportunity to investigate Tibetan-influenced culture through visits to antiquated religious communities and remote towns. The challenging viewpoint of crossing the Larya La Pass includes the sense of experience.

How do you plan for the Manaslu Circuit Trek?

Manaslu Trekking Route includes a few key steps to guarantee a secure and agreeable involvement. Travel can be physically and mentally challenging, and it’s fundamental to have a positive attitude and mental arrangement. Physical conditioning is fundamental, so locking in customary cardiovascular and quality preparation works out a few months in progress is crucial to constructing stamina and muscle quality. Sometime recently going trekking, and practiced by walking for 6 to 10 hours.

For the Manaslu trekking region, it's basic to consider costs, plan a careful checklist, and secure a suitable protection scope. Costs are regularly distinctive between including the permits. A comprehensive checklist ought to cover clothing, footwear equipment, and individual things. Concerning protection, travelers ought to get travel insurance covering high-altitude odysseys and emergencies.

The Manaslu Circuit Trekking Path is well-documented, and there are a few distinctive ways to select from. Encounter guides and porters are accessible. So, you will have to grant the idealize direction making the travel blissful and simple. The preparation of gear for the Manaslu trekking locale is here

Personal materials

  • Money
  • Watch
  • Cell phone
  • Camera
  • Medium-size drying towel
  • Toothbrush/Toothpaste

Extra items

  • First aid kit
  • Cell phone with Nepali sim.
  • Extra passport-size photos and photocopies of passport.
  • Notebook and pen
  • Binoculars


  • Sun hat and scarf
  •  Headlight with extra batteries
  • Sunglass with UV protection
  • Sunscreen
  • Face/body wipes

Hands wear

  • Lightweight and heavyweight winter gloves

Body wears

  • Hiking shirts/ long-sleeved shirts
  • Warm Sweater
  • Hooded Rain jacket and waterproof jacket
  • Lightweight cotton pants


  • Hiking Boots/ thick light wool Shocks.
  • Light slippers.

How difficult is the Manaslu Circuit Trekking Trail?

Trekking in the Manaslu zone is considered moderately to highly challenging depending on the specific way and the trekker’s encounter. The trails frequently explore intense and more distant scenes, with steep risings and descents that request great physical fitness and stamina.

The trip is regularly completed the 13 days, with an ordinary of 5 to 10 hours of climbing per day. There are a few components related to the trouble of the Manaslu Circuit trip here it is:

Altitude sickness

The Odyssey of Manaslu is a high-altitude trip extended 5106 m at Manaslu Larke La Pass, so it’s a high risk of altitude sickness, also known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). It is created in your body above 2500m and is a bodily disorder experienced at higher altitudes with symptoms like headache, nausea, vomiting, and increased heart rate.

The best practice is to walk slowly, drink sufficient water, and avoid alcohol/smoking/tobacco. your agenda should be carefully created and including at least one acclimatization day in your trek itinerary is way better. Remember, the need for rest and dehydration also lead to this fatal sickness in the mountain.

Weather and temperatures

Weather and temperature contribute to the trouble of the Manaslu trekking way. With decided snow lines over 5,000 meters, the Manaslu conservation zone covers six climate zones. The climate seasons influence the climate in this area.

You can discover it challenging to oversee bad climate, windstorms, and glaciers in winter. Indeed, even though the daytime diminishes in temperature can make the morning and night amazingly cold. This makes winter trekking about impossible. Due to the cold, numerous tea houses are closed during the winter. Moreover, Larkya La Pass is inaccessible due to a lot of snow.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Cost For 2024/2025

Most travelers are afraid of the Budget before planning the trek in Nepal. We have come up with a solution for all these queries. The cost of 13 Days Manaslu Circuit Trek is 910 USD Per Person for 2 travelers travel together. That includes Transportation, a Professional trekking guide, Lodging, required permits, and food throughout the trek in the tea house. However, this cost may vary depending on the number of trekkers, mode of transportation(Private Jeep), Star hotels in Kathmandu, number of porters, and duration of the trek as travelers can shorten the trek to 10 days and lengthen it to 20 days depending on a travelers hiking experience. Mount Glory Treks design 13 days of Manaslu Trekking Package.

Follow this below Cost breakdown of 13 Days Manaslu Circuit Hike:

No of TravelersCost Per Person
1-1USD 1050
2-3USD 910
4-6USD 850
7-12USD 810

Trekkers Want to know more about the details Visit the Cost of Manaslu Circuit Trek In 2024/2025.

Note: If you have more than 12 Travelers who want to explore Manaslu Trekking Region  You can directly contact the Operation Team for a special discount.

Whatsapp:+977 9849856378(Santosh) Or, Email: [email protected]

Why Manaslu Circuit Trek With Mount Glory Treks:

Mount Glory Treks is one of the most popular trekking agencies fully authorized and registered by the Nepal Government. We also engage with many other big travel companies around the world which are Bookmundi, Viator, Tourhub, TourRadar, etc. If trekkers book any travel packages, Mount Glory Treks is the fully safe and easy Online booking process. If you want to book a trip with us you can directly book our package or you can write an email to our company mail at [email protected] or directly connect via Whatsapp:+977-9849856378(Santosh).

If travelers want to book Manaslu Circuit Trek With us we can arrange the below services for them.

  • We provide free Pick-up and drop-off service at your arrival and departure.
  • 24/7 Hours Whatsapp/Phone Call Service.
  • Experienced and helpful trekking guides and Porters.
  • Free Duffel Bags And Sleeping Bags During Trekking Days: Return After Trek
  • Easy and Secure Online Booking System for pre-booking the trip.
  • We provide Manaslu Circuit Trek Route Map and Company T-shirts.
  • Multi-channel system for conversations (WhatsApp, Phone, Skype, WeChat, Viber, Email, Zoom, Facebook, Instagram).
  • Medical Kit which was carried By our Trek Leader.
  • Experienced co-ordinate operation team.


13 Days of Manaslu Circuit Trek starts from Kathmandu and drives to Machha Khola. It takes a 9-hour drive and offers various adventure scenes, ancient villages, hills, and rivers. The Machha Khola is located in the Gorkha district of Mid-west Nepal. The drive leads to warmer regions passing many villages and towns following the Trisuli River and Budi Gandaki River. Overnight we will stay local guest house with a beautiful valley.

  • Max. Altitude:870m/140km-Distance
  • Time:8/9 hours drive
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Meals:Lunch and Dinner

On the second day of the journey, breakfast is served at 7 am in the tea house at Machha Khola, which starts the journey of Manaslu trekking Nepal. This morning leads Budi Gandaki River upstream. We travel through the villages of Khorlabesi, Tatopani, Dovan, Thulo Dunga, and finally the ancient village of Jagat at a height of 1340m on sea level. This night in Jagat, meals include

  • Max. Altitude:1290m/22km-Distance
  • Time:6-7 hours walk
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

The Third day of the trek begins from Jagat to Deng 5 to 6 hours climb a rocky ridge where view of Sringi Himal (7,187m). Continues to small farm villages of Sidibas Bazar. After rest, we will be crossing over the suspension bridge to reach Nagjet, then climb up to Philim. We will travel through rich fields of maize, potato, and millet before entering the Nipri via the bamboo forests area and we stay the night in the Buddhist village of Deng overnight.


  • Max. Altitude:1860m/20km-Distance
  • Time:5/6 Hours Walk
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

From Deng, we pass the Budhi Gandaki River and continue past the village of Deng and its farms. To reach Rana (1,910m) and continue westbound into the Budhi Gandaki valley, we climb up to a picturesque route. On the way dense oaks and rhododendrons forest before arriving in the Namrung village (2660m). and we finally spent that night at a Numrung lodging.

  • Max. Altitude:2660m/19 km-Distance
  • Time:5-6 Hours Walk
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

At Numrung, we have breakfast with a backdrop of beautiful hills and villages. We travel in the direction of Lho (3180m) while admiring these mountains' magnificence. Then we will travel through a Lihi. The flora will start to elevate through Namrung. Captivating and barley-filled areas are visible in Lihi. Here, you'll capture locate of Mount Manaslu (8,163m) and the Lho settlement. We'll be visiting a hotel in Lho tonight.

  • Max. Altitude:2950m/10km-Distance
  • Time:4 Hours Walk
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After the journey Lho, feel the altitude with a much cold temperature. The route goes where tree lines fade for a few short juniper bushes and willow trees, walking gradually on a nice trail with views of snow cover peaks. We can visit Samagon's renowned Ribung stupa. We will spend that night at a guesthouse/ teahouse in Samagaon.

  • Max. Altitude:3530m/9km-Distance
  • Time:4 Hours Walk
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

This day, is wonderful, as Samagaun is one of the most spectacular villages. You have several options to explore. South of the samagaun, there are in ancient monasteries pungent gumba, which is in front of Manaslu. This is the best viewpoint for the wonderful landscape and surrounding the other peaks. the excellent views of the Sambo, Nagdi Chuli, Manaslu glacier, and Manaslu icefall, this is the paradise environment. After lunch, we can stay there.


  • Max. Altitude:4400m/10km-Distance
  • Time:5-6 Hours Walk
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

On this day, we ascend to Samdo (3875m) in the early morning breakfast. We take a way that goes to Larkya La (5,160m) by taking after the Budhi Gandaki River and crossing a bridge. We continue and trek to Samdo, which is only 4 km away from the Tibetan borderline. You are quite likely to see traders coming from the valley carrying Chinese and Tibetan goods. Stay overnight at Samdo.


  • Max. Altitude:3865m/10km-Distance
  • Time:4 Hours Walk
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

This day we will have as much rest. We can take another day off at Samdo and spend the night there. You can explore the village or hike Samdori Hill from where you can see the real nature of the Manslu region. You will be able to catch views of peaks like Simrang Himal, Ngadi, Larkya Peak, Hiunchuli, and other peaks. and this night we will stay there.

  • Max. Altitude:5000m/12km-Distance
  • Time:6 Hours Walk
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today, we pass the Budhi Gandaki River and start our journey towards Dharamshala (4450). This is a relatively travel 3-hour hike. We have viewed the Larkya glacier on the trail. When we reach our destination Dharmashala. We will spend the night there, before embarking on the high Larkya la the next morning.

  • Max. Altitude:4460m/4km-Distance
  • Time:3 Hours Walk
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

We will be crossing through the Larkya La (5,106 m) today, the highest peak of our journey, making it the most awaited moment of the Manaslu Circuit Hike. It is a demanding way, though not technically difficult excursion over the Larkya La. It takes approximately 5 hours to reach this destination. From there you can see incredible views of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal Kang Guru, and Annapurna II.

Following the ascent to the Larkya la, we return to Bhimtang for walking for almost three hours with some spectacular scenery of icefalls and mountains. Then, we will stay the evening at a homestay in Bhimtang.


  • Max. Altitude:5106m/18km-Distance
  • Time:8/9 Hours Walk
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After breakfast, we start our trek to Thonje village (1850 m) by descending a stone-paved route alongside a small settlement. On the journey to Dharapani (1963 m), the junction of the Annapurna circuit path, security check in there. Travel continues and we will pass through the Seti Khola and the small village of Homuk or Gho. Finally, we will approach the Dharapani and night stay there.

  • Max. Altitude:1970m/20km-Distance
  • Time:7/8 Hours Walk
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

This day to say goodbye to the mountains, your last minutes to share your experience in the Manaslu region with locals. After having breakfast, we travel in a shared jeep from Dharapani and are dropped off at Besi Sahar (760m) during 4-hour travel. We catch a different vehicle at Besi Sahar and return to Kathmandu or Pokhara if you want. Then, you’ll be taken to a hotel in Kathmandu where we will have a farewell dinner.

Note: If you Need departure service our company will provide the service during your final departure time.

Thank You,Namaste

Have a Great Day Ahead!!!

  • Max. Altitude:1300m/215km-Distance
  • Time:10-12 Hours Drive
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and farewell Dinner

NOTE: All information in this itinerary is accurate to the best of our knowledge, considering the current situation of the itinerary. But please note that the changes might occur at any time despite our best efforts to improve our program or due to logistical regions such as traffic jams, flight schedules, weather conditions, governmental policies, or any external reasons.  

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B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner 

What's Included
  • Airport/ Hotel pick up and drop by private tourist vehicle. 
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner while on trekking days.
  • Transportation throughout the trek from Kathmandu, Arughat, to Soti Khola by public bus. 
  • Dharapani to Besishara by sharing jeep and Besisahar Kathmandu or Pokhara by Bus.
  • Standard Guest House accommodation during the trip on a twin-sharing or triple-sharing basis.
  • Government Licensed Experienced Guide / Trek Leader with high language proficiency.
  • Food, Accommodation, salary, insurance, and equipment for every involved staff.
  • Manaslu special permit along with conservation area permit and Annapurna Conservation Area Permit Fees (ACAP fees).
  • Free Mount Glory Duffle and T-shirt.
  • Government, Hotel, and other applicable taxes.
What's not Included
  • International Taxes and Airforce.
  • Personal Travel Insurance.
  • Porter Service(If you need we arrange with an additional cost).
  • Hotels in Kathmandu.
  • Cost for Nepal Entry Visa.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Personal Expenses.
  • Guide Tips, Porter Tips, and Driver Fees.
  • Additional expenses are not included in the section termed "Price Includes".

Add-ons and Options

Porter Service

Porter Service during the 13 Days Manaslu Circuit Trek-One Porter Cost USD 240 For 2 Trekkers/Maximum Weight 20-25 Kg.

Private Transportation

Private Jeep Cost from Kathmandu -Machha Khola and Dharapani-Kathmandu: USD 450(One Jeep Shared With a maximum of 6 Trekkers).

Private Room

If trekkers want to stay private room the cost is USD 250 extra.


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Useful Information

When is the perfect time to visit Manaslu Circuit Trek?

Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of the underrated trekking destinations with a lot more to investigate and involve. Some so many people have explored the off-beaten way to Manaslu. that’s the reason a part of trekkers do not know about the climate and the best season to pursue this underrated destination. The best season to journey the Manaslu circuit trek is here:

Manaslu Circuit Trekking Trail in the Autumn Season

The best time to visit the Manaslu circuit journey is the perfect time of year to climb the Tsum Valley and Manaslu circuit. The sky is clear and peaceful. The hikers accept that autumn is the best time to do the Manaslu circuit and Tsum Valley treks since the climate is perfect for both regions. It offers you a commanding see of the sparkling lowlands, sweeping hills, and snow-capped mountains. The autumn season September to November is the months of autumn.

It happens when the temperature is just right—not as well hot or as well chilly. In the autumn, temperatures rarely rise over 25 degrees, which makes trekking Manaslu and Tsum Valley easier and more comfortable.

Manaslu Circuit Trekking in the Spring Season

March to May make up Nepal's spring. It is one of the best times to visit the Manaslu circuit journey is typically related to new begins, recently blossoming buds, cool temperatures, and nature that feels fresh smells. The spring weather has a chilly start and warms up toward the finish. The Manaslu and Tsum Valley Odyssey are suitable during this time of year. During the spring, there is still quite a lot of snow on the surrounding peaks, making the views indeed more dramatic than usual.

The weather is beautiful and pleasingly warm this time of year, with highs of around 18 degrees. The daytime sun will be stronger, but the nights will still be very chilly.

Manaslu Journey In Summer and Winter Season

Summer is also called the monsoon season, where precipitation is continuously anticipated. So, the forest trail is dangerous, wet, and sloppy. Moreover, you should be aware that there are numerous possibilities of landslides. The long walking trails are summer months of June to August. The normal temperature is around 20℃ and goes between 10 to 5℃ in the upper parts of Manaslu.

In the winter season from December to February, the low hiking time changes Manaslu into a winter. These days are generally short. Long nights and cooler temperatures make this time a low trekking season. the day temperature ranges from 8℃ to 12℃. As you go higher, the temperatures drop and reach -8℃ to - 12℃, particularly during morning and night.

A typical day in Manaslu Circuit Trek

A typical day on the Manaslu circuit Journey in Nepal includes walking along tough landscapes and stopping at villages and tea houses to experience local culture. A normal day in the Manaslu region begins early, around 5:00-6:00 AM, with trekkers waking up to prepare for the day's travel. After a healthy breakfast eggs, toast, and tea or coffee, they set by 7:00 AM, navigating stunning landscapes illuminated by the morning light. The path takes after river valleys, crosses suspension bridges, and wanders through rhododendron forests and terraced areas. Around the center, trekkers break for lunch, enjoying dal bhat, noodles, or momos at a teahouse. The journey resumes, passing through towns and monasteries. As night falls, around 8:00-9:00 PM, ensuring they get sufficient rest for the following day's adventures.

Food During the Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu circuit journey is 5-6 hours of walking each day and for that, you require food that gives sufficient energy and supplements required for your body. The tea houses in the Manaslu are upgrading in terms of quality day by day. The cost of the nourishment in the tea houses tends to be cheaper in the lower portion of the way compared to the Upper areas. You can find both veg and non-veg food choices during the trek.

Here are a few of the best food choices you can find on the Tea House menu during the Manslu Trek.


Breakfast in the Manaslu circuit journey as a rule begins in the early morning as hikers begin the climb as early as possible. you will get an omelet 2 eggs) and toast and tea with milk, and Masala tea. Eggs were always accessible as an omelet, mixed, browned, or boiled. You will get in the breakfast things are Tibetan Bread, Pancakes, and many more.

Lunch and Dinner

After a few hours of climb, lunch is served in a tea house along the journey. You will have lunch at around 11 am to 1 pm depending on the length of the day hike and the accessibility of tea shops on the way. The teahouse offers Nepali Dal Bhat, achars and more types of pickles which are made in the domestic, and other foods are Momo, Chowmein or noodles, and a few other dinners.

Dinner, once more, is given in the overnight teahouse or lodge at the end of the day. The normal dinner time in the Manaslu is from 7 pm to 9 pm. Since it’s cold in the evening, dinner is served in the eating corridor warmed with a firewood stove in the center. Dinner will be for the most portion compared to lunch, but it depends on what to eat for your dinner.
Note: Our Mount Radiance company as it were giving the 3 times dinners (breakfast with tea, lunch, and dinner)

Accommodation During the Manaslu Circuit Trek

For accommodation on the Manaslu trekking, you can find teahouses and lodges on the trip way. Teahouses give you a common type of accommodation and lodges are a small bit more costly than tea houses. The apartments have 2 to 3 beds and have no private restroom. The lodges give Wi-Fi services. The visitor houses are given with the joined toilets and lavatories. Hot water showers are not provided in the package if you need hot water, you pay additional cash for this facility.

Our Mount Glory Treks will give sleeping bags to keep you comfortable during your stay at the base camp. Manaslu Circuit Journey is a less crowded trekking route, you won’t have a difficult time finding a place to stay during the travel.

Note: Stay in Kathmandu is not included in your package. If you need to stay, we manage, And that costs additional money.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Permit

Nepal’s Government has declared the Manaslu Region (between Jagat and Bhimtang) a restricted zone to control tourism in the region. As a result, independent trekkers are not allowed in Manaslu, and trekkers are subject to getting an extraordinary entry permit.

The government rules also state there must be a least two trekkers in a group, accompanied by a local guide. Manaslu trekking permit cost depends upon the days you spend and the season you wish to trek. Well, the Manaslu Circuit journey consists of three different permits.

1. Manaslu Restricted Area Permit (RAP)

Manaslu circuit excursion permit in Nepal from September to November will cost USD 100 for the first seven days and USD 15 for each extra day.
Manaslu trekking route permit from December to August will cost USD 75, to begin with seven days and USD 10 for each extra day.

2. Manaslu Conservation Area Project(MCAP)

This conservation permit entry Fee for SAARC Nationalities: NRs. 1000 per person and Entry point entry fee for other nationals: NRs. 3000 per person.

3. Annapurna Conservation Area Project(ACAP)

The Annapurna conservation area permit is also required during trekking to Manaslu. It will cost NRs. 3000 per individual. And SAARC Nationalities for NRs. 1000 per person.

Note: All permits are mandatory. However, our company will arrange the all required permits that are included in our package.

Travel Insurance and Acclimatization in the Manaslu Region

Travel Insurance is mandatory for the Manaslu region Journey. travel in an unknown or unfamiliar region, travel protection plays a key part. It acts as a security net against all unanticipated and uninvited occasions. Subsequently, get travel insurance from a reputed insurance company.

It must cover all emergency evacuations, flight cancellations, theft/loss of baggage, height over 3000m, and medical limits. Travel Insurance is important for a hassle-free journey.
Acclimatization in Samagaun (3,520 m) and Samdo (3,875 m) is significant for the Manaslu circuit journey.

Samagaun Village

Samagaun is a beautiful village in the Manaslu region of the Gorkha district in Nepal. Samagaun is an ancient valley, surrounded by towering peaks and dense green landscapes, and lies at 3530 m above sea level. This way takes a diversion toward the Pungyen Monastery or Pungyen Gomba.

Pungyen Gumba

Pungyen Monastery is a significant religious site located underneath the shoulder of Manaslu, also known as Pungyen. This monastery is approximately 400 years old and has social significance for the Tibetan tribe. The climb takes 9-10 km around 5-6 hours on the day.

Birendra Lake

Birendra Lake is a freshwater lake on a glacier. The lake’s peaceful environment gives a fabulous opportunity for acclimatization. This glacier lake with perfect blue water from Manaslu is almost 1 hrs uphill climb from Samagaon. This choice is great for travelers who don’t need to do strenuous climbs to the mountains.

Manaslu Base Camp

Manaslu base camp trekking (4,800 meters) is an exciting experience for trekkers, it’s the hardest of all the side trips from Samagaon. The travel takes around 5-6 hours in the day.

Samdo Village Acclimatization

Samdo Village is a small settlement located on the Tibetan border (3860 m) over ocean level. Samdo Village is predominantly occupied by the Bhotia community, an ethnic group with close cultural and historical ties to Tibet. The trekkers get to Samdo within 4-5 hours from the Samagaun.

Guide and Porter during Manaslu Circuit Trek

You must contract a guide for the Manaslu Circuit Journey. If you do not have a guide, you won't be able to get a Manaslu uncommon trekking allowance. Guides are the individual with a government permit and a lot of trekking route experience. If there are more than eight individuals during Manaslu trekking, an additional guide should be taken. Porter's service during Manaslu Circuit Trekking is not included in the package. If you need a porter from our company, the porter will provide you with an additional cost. Porters will carry 20 kg in total weight and arrange 1 porter for 2 trekkers.

Electricity, Wifi, and Charging in the Manaslu Region

Internet access, Wifi, and charging stations are very important for making the Manaslu Circuit a better put to climb and remain secure. Wi-Fi, Versatile Arrange, and electricity are accessible in the Manaslu Area. Many of the teahouses along the way have internet access. you’ll have to pay approximately USD 2 or 3 to access the Wi-Fi.

Charging offices are exceptionally critical since they make sure that trekkers can utilize their gadgets—smartphones, cameras, and GPS devices during the entire trip.

Hot Shower and Drinking Water

During the Manaslu Circuit Journey in Nepal, teahouses and lodges may offer essential shower facilities with cold water, and hot showers for an additional charge. In any case, due to the high altitude and restricted get to to hot water, it's prescribed not to take regular showers. a few say that in November or early March, it can be as well cold for comfortable showering, and recommend utilizing damp wipes instead.

The water from the sources along the way is risky to drink. So, we proposed not to drink directly from the top. A bottle of water is available to buy all through the way or using water purification tablets which will be provided by the company.

Peoples, Cultures, and Festivals of the Manaslu Region

The individuals of the Manaslu region, it is located fundamentally of Tibetan beginning and are known for their interesting social heritage. which has developed through Tibetan Buddhist traditions and neighborhood practices, reflecting the quality of its population. There are a few celebrations in the Manaslu region Tsampa Lhosar, Mani Rimdu Celebration, tiji Celebration, and Chyanba Festival.

The Chettri, Brahmin, and Magar are where the way driving to the upper Manaslu way starts. Indo-Aryans from the south, Tibeto-Burmans, and Mongoloids from the north are the major ethnicities in the upper range.

ATM and Money Exchange for your Expenses

Before traveling on the Manaslu circuit journey, it is important to withdraw adequate cash in Kathmandu or Pokhara, as reliable ATMs are rare along the travel. In Kathmandu, particularly in the Thamel region, and in Pokhara’s Lakeside area, you will discover various ATMs and cash exchange administrations with competitive rates.

Communication During the Manaslu Circuit Trek

During the Manaslu Trek, you may get versatile arranged scope from nearby Nepali media transmission suppliers like NTC (Nepal Telecom) and Ncell.

Manaslu Circuit Journey locale will be accessible for web benefits and cellular systems. You can pay for the secret word of the Wi-Fi accessible at your lunch hall or at night time. Our group Mount Glory Treks will continuously be in association with your direction to affirm everything is in place.

How to be respectful to locals during the trek?

Respecting neighborhood individuals during the Manaslu journey includes understanding and honoring their social standards, acting with affectability, and showing honest-to-goodness and respect.

Learning fundamental Nepali expressions like “Namaste” and dressing humbly makes a difference in appearing regard. It's vital to follow neighborhood traditions such as expelling shoes sometimes recently entering religious destinations, walking clockwise around religious monuments, inquiring for authorization sometimes recently taking photos of individuals. Social behavior requires respectfulness, regarding individual space, minimizing open shows of affection, and locking in consciously with locals.

How Responsible are hikers in the Manaslu Area?

Manaslu circuit journey is a popular journey in Nepal, located in the Manaslu Preservation area, which is domestic to a thick extend of flora and fauna. As a responsible trekker, there are a few things you can do to guarantee that your visit to this locale has a positive effect on the environment, nearby communities, and culture.

The trekkers utilize the neighborhood direct and porter, respect their culture or traditions, and respect natural life, back nearby businesses, decrease plastic waste.

Last-minute Booking in the Manaslu journey in Nepal

Booking a last-minute trek to the Manaslu region in Nepal Mount Glory Treks moreover gives our clients last-minute bookings, which implies that you can book the trip a week sometime soon after the trip takeoff date. But it might not be satisfactory in a few of the trips. Our company organizes vital all grants and authorizes direct, all fundamental things during the travel.

Booking and payment process

Booking and payment for Manaslu Trekking with Mount Glory is planned to be clear and secure. Prospective trekkers can investigate our site or contact us specifically to select their favored trek dates and package options.

You can make an advance installment of 20% of the package before the trip. The remaining sum can be paid by coming to the office. You can moreover pay online through credit card and bank transfer. 

After completing the payment, we supply comprehensive journey information, counting the agenda, adapt list, and arrangement tips, guaranteeing our clients are well-prepared for their enterprise with Mount Glory Treks.

Tipping Culture

Tipping culture on the Manaslu circuit journey is a critical aspect of the trekking involvement, reflecting an appreciation for the difficult work of guides, porters, and lodges staff. Tipping should be done watchfully and specifically given to the person, in a perfect world in Nepali Rupees, although USD is moreover acceptable.

This practice not as it were supports the local economy but also improves the common respect and goodwill between the trekkers.

The thing to do after the Manaslu Trek

After hiking the challenging Manaslu circuit in Nepal, exploring the culturally rich Annapurna region. The Annapurna circuit journey gives exciting views of some of the world's highest mountains, subtropical forests to alpine forests, and the warm hospitality of the local people such as Gurung and Thakali. You can visit the beautiful city of Pokhara, which gives the perfect relaxation by the Phewa Lake, paragliding, and visit the Devis Fall. You want the visit other places like Chitwan National Park, Lumbini (Goutam Buddha's birthplace), and many other adventure places in Nepal.

Manaslu Circuit Trek FAQs

  • The Manaslu Trekking path is for the most part secure for well-prepared trekkers who follow rules, journey with an authorized direct and take vital safety measures against elevation sickness and climate conditions.

  • Tourists can get a visa for Nepal at the Tribhuvan Airport Kathmandu upon entry. The division of immigration sites also permits visitors to apply for a visa sometime before arriving in Nepal. Citizens of SAARC countries can get a free visa upon arrival.

  • Yes, female travelers moreover journey in the Manaslu region, and it is considered secure for ladies who take standard safety measures and travel directly or in a group.

  • Yes, you should be concerned about altitude affliction on the Manaslu trek, as it incorporates trekking to high rises, and a progressive climb and mindfulness of side effects are fundamental for safety.

  • For booking the Manaslu journey, numerous companies acknowledge major credit cards, online payment systems, and bank exchanges, even though it’s advisable to carry a little cash for costs during the trek.

  • You can store your baggage at your lodging in Kathmandu or Pokhara, as most lodgings offer secure capacity offices for trekkers whereas they are on the Manaslu Trek.

  • Showers are accessible at teahouses along the Manaslu Journey, but they regularly come with an extra expense and may have limited hot water, particularly at higher altitudes.

  • The Manaslu trek start from the Machha Khola. This lies in the Gorkha district. The trip is at least a 7-10 hour drive from Kathmandu. Besi Sahar is the ending point of the 13-day Manaslu trail. Which lies in the Lamjung district. And the gateway of the Annapurna circuit route.

  • There are minimized chances of getting reduced altitude sickness is drinking a lot of water, enough rest/Acclimatization, and not smoking or not drinking alcohol.

  • Yes, it is possible to ask and some of the time discover single rooms at teahouses along the Manaslu Trek, but accessibility can change depending on the season and the teahouse's capacity. Travelers need a single room during the journey they must pay for single supplement cost.

  • Yes, the Larke La Pass is challenging due to its tall height,5106m.

  • Accommodations along the Manaslu Journey comprise teahouses, extending from fundamental lodges with shared offices to a few advertisings’ private rooms, giving shifting levels of comfort along the route.

  • The Manaslu Circuit and Annapurna Circuit same trekking locale whether you prefer a remote and less crowded journey with a perfect mountain view a well-established course with different scenes and simpler coordination Annapurna Circuit.

  • The meaning of Manaslu is mountain of the spirit and the world is borrowed from Sanskrit which means ( Intellect or sold ).

  • Yes, you will require a sleeping bag for the Manaslu Journey, as most teahouses along the way give fundamental bedding but are not essentially warm sufficient for high-altitude conditions. Our company will be given a sleeping bag during the journey in the Manaslu region.

  • The success rate of the Manaslu circuit trek of 90 %. Where trekkers complete the route without major issues, is generally high with proper acclimatization and preparation.

  • Properly meticulously with proper permits, acclimatize well, hone technical skills, pack high-quality gear, prioritize safety, and respect the environment, and people culture while climbing the Manaslu circuit region.

  • The major religion of the Manaslu region is Tibetan Buddhism which is Lama, Gurung, Tamang, etc in the higher region of the Manaslu. The starting and ending routes are Hindus they are Bramins, Chettri, Newar, etc.

  • The languages spoken in the Manaslu circuit trek are Nepali Bhasa, Nubri, and Tsum, as well as other Sino-Tibetan.

  • Gurung and Tibetans living in this area celebrate various festivals. Which is Lhosar, Shaka Dawa/Buddha Jayanti, or Dhacheng festival. The regional residents have traditional foods which are Dhal Bhat, Thukpa, or Sel roti. People of the younger generation also observe celebrations in a traditional manner and with the same joy and enjoyment.

  • You should carry sufficient cash from Kathmandu or Pokhara. There are no ATMs along the way to the Manaslu Circuit Journey so it is basic to carry enough cash for your whole trek.

  • Yes, it is possible to maintain a vegetarian diet during the Manaslu trek, as most teahouses and lodges offer vegetarian meal options. Non-veg items are not hygienic in the higher part of the mountains.

  • Yes, you can purchase equipment for the Manaslu journey in Nepal, especially in Kathmandu's Thamel locale, which offers a wide run of trekking equipment.

  • Yes, you can purchase equipment for the Manaslu journey in Nepal, especially in Kathmandu's Thamel locale, which offers a wide run of trekking equipment.

  • The Manaslu journey is a challenging experience that requires physical wellness. To plan, you can attempt to construct your stamina and endurance through standard physical action, such as cardio workouts and quality training,cycling, and jogging.

  • Yes, all of our guides and porters are fully insured.

  • Yes, it is fitting to carry a medical pack box during the Manaslu journey to address any minor well-being issues or crises that may arise.

    Note: Our trek leader also carries a normal medical first aid kit box.

  • Drinking water along the way on the Manaslu trek is generally safe if treated properly with purification tablets, filters, or boiling.

  • Manaslu is popular for its shocking mountain view, including the magnificent Mount Manaslu itself, numerous more societies, celebrations, religions, and numerous more mountains.

  • A cancellation policy is made between 30 days and 20 days before the trek with 50% cashback but if you cancel the trip between the start day of the trek, there will be no refund.

  • You see many endangered species like the Chinese pangolin, and Himalayan musk deer, and vulnerable species such as Show Leopard, Red Panda, and Himalayan Black Bear also occur in the region.

  • The Manaslu circuit trek is the way to the 8th highest peak in the world. The surrounding peaks are Himchuli, Annapurna, Ganesh Himal, and many more. it is more economical compared to others. So, this is so popular in the world.

  • Yes, many guides on the Manaslu trekking trail are proficient in English. It's common for trekking guides in popular trekking regions of Nepal to speak English well, as it helps them communicate effectively with trekkers from around the world.

  • Your selection of Mount Glory Treks for the Manaslu journey is an idealize choice due to its notoriety and broad experience in organizing journeys in this region. They offer comprehensive trekking packages that cover all essential coordination, including permits, housing, meals, and transportation, ensuring a hassle-free encounter. Their emphasis on security, with well-planned schedules and prepared guides, gives peace of mind to trekkers. Moreover, mount Glory enhances the trekking involvement by joining social interactions and visits to nearby towns and monasteries. With carefully selected picturesque routes and the ability to tailor itineraries to personal preferences, Mount Glory ensures a memorable and well-supported experience in the dazzling Manaslu region.

  • The Manaslu Circuit journey is a 13-day path found in the west-central portion of Nepal. The eighth-highest mountain in the world is Mount Manaslu (8,163 meters).

  • The most elevated rise of the excursion is at Larkya La Pass at 5,160 meters over ocean level.

  • No, it is not possible to travel the Manaslu Trek without a guide because of the restricted region.

  • There is no official age limit, it is by and large prescribed that members be at least 10 years old.

  • The luggage limit for hiking in the Manaslu circuit region typically ranges from 10 to 15 kilograms per person, as porters commonly carry a maximum of 25 kg weight on 2 trekkers.

  • The appropriate amount to tip servers depends on your service. 10% is appropriate for average service and 15% of your service is above average.

  • Yes, travel insurance is mandatory for bold trips in Nepal, including trekking, climbing, and undertakings in the Manaslu Region.

  • Mount Manaslu is found on the west-central side of Nepal in the Gorkha District and the border of Tibet.

  • During the Manaslu journey in Nepal, you can see a few noticeable mountain peaks like Mount Manaslu, Him Chuli Peak, Ganesh Himal, Buddha Himal, and Shringi Himal, Annapurna II.

  • The Manaslu Trekking route permit included different permits which are the Manaslu Restricted Area Permit(RAP), the Manaslu Conservation Area Permit(MCAP), and the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit(ACAP).

  • We recommend carrying around USD 200 to USD 250 for the whole 13 days of Manaslu Trekking You should carry the Nepali rupees on the trek because this is easy to give money in the mountain region which is used for extra expenses.

  • The best time for the Manaslu journey is Autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May). You can go in other months as well but the climate is not as great as in Autumn and Spring. If you need to go, you can be physically and rationally solid or take the offer assistance of a guide.

  • The normal temperature of Manaslu in season ranges from -6 to 31 Degrees Celsius, depending on the term and elevation. It's for the most part at the starting of the season and high by the end.

Clients Reviews

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    Me and my girlfriend did Manaslu Circuit Trek-17 Days with the best travel agency Mount Glory. When we researched a few trekking companies in Google search we found Mount Glory and sent an email to this company. After a few hours, they sent me a good itinerary with details of this Manaslu Trek. We are very satisfied with their all details with cost. After arrival at Kathmandu airport, Mr.Santosh who is the Owner of this company and our guide Mr.Bikash waited for us outside of the arrival gate. We transferred to the best hotel in Thamel and took a rest that day. The next day we visited the Mount Glory office in Thamel and they gave us full details of our upcoming plan. We arrange Kathmandu to Soti Khola By private Jeep. The whole trek was wonderful and very memorable for us. We are very happy with this best service-oriented trekking company for Manaslu Circuit. Mr, Bikash, and our porter Lama are very young and energetic guys. Thanks for your support in every step of our whole Manaslu Trek. Thanks For Your Support We definitely take your service on our next visit to Everest Base Camp Trek coming the year 2023. Thank You!

    clark ManuelUnited Kingdom,August 16, 2022
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