Manaslu Circuit Trek

15 Days
  • Kathmandu
  • Jeep
  • Moderate
  • Breakfast - Lunch -Dinner
  • Mar to May & Oct to Nov
  • Hotel in Kathmandu and Lodge/ Tea house/ Homestay during the trek


Manaslu Circuit Trek is a remote and breathtaking adventure in the Manaslu region of Nepal. It offers stunning landscapes, cultural immersion, and a challenging yet rewarding experience. Highlights include diverse terrain, encounters with local communities, and crossing the majestic Larkya La Pass. With its off-the-beaten-path appeal and unique cultural experiences, the Manaslu Circuit Trek is a must-do for trekkers seeking an authentic Himalayan adventure.

Scenic Landscapes

  • The trek takes you through diverse terrain, including lush forests, terraced fields, rugged gorges, and high mountain passes. You'll encounter stunning vistas of snow-capped peaks, cascading waterfalls, and pristine alpine lakes along the way.
  • Off-the-Beaten-Path
  • Compared to popular trekking routes like the Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Circuit, the Manaslu Circuit offers a quieter and less-visited experience. You'll trek through remote and untouched landscapes, far from the crowds, providing a sense of solitude and tranquility.
  • Challenging Pass Crossing
  • One of the highlights of the trek is crossing the challenging Larkya La Pass (5,160m/16,929ft). This high mountain pass offers breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks but requires proper acclimatization and physical fitness.
  • Manaslu Conservation Area
  • The trek is located within the Manaslu Conservation Area, a protected area renowned for its biodiversity and natural beauty. You'll trek through pristine forests, home to a variety of flora and fauna, including rare wildlife like snow leopards and Himalayan Thars.
  • Optional Extension Tsum Valley
  • Many trekkers choose to extend their journey by exploring the nearby Tsum Valley, a hidden Himalayan gem known for its ancient monasteries, sacred caves, and unique Tibetan culture. The Tsum Valley adds an extra layer of adventure and cultural immersion to the Manaslu Circuit Trek.


Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel.
Explore the vibrant streets of Thamel, a popular tourist area in Kathmandu.

Explore Kathmandu's cultural and historical landmarks, including UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Swayambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and Kathmandu Durbar Square.
Meet your trekking guide for a briefing and last-minute preparations.

Embark on a scenic drive to Soti Khola, the starting point of the trek.
Enjoy views of rural Nepal and terraced fields along the way.

Trek alongside the Budhi Gandaki River, passing through small villages and lush forests.
Cross several suspension bridges and enjoy the natural scenery.

Continue trekking upstream, passing through traditional Gurung and Magar villages.
Enjoy views of waterfalls and terraced fields along the way.

Trek through dense forests and picturesque villages.
Pass through Philim, a large Gurung village, before reaching Deng.

Ascend through forests and cross several suspension bridges.
Enjoy views of Manaslu and other snow-capped peaks along the way.

Continue trekking uphill, passing through barley fields and juniper forests.
Reach the village of Samagaon and explore the surroundings.

Rest and acclimatize in Samagaon.
Optional side trips to Pungyen Gompa or Manaslu Base Camp for acclimatization.

Trek to Samdo, a Tibetan refugee village near the Tibetan border.
Enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding mountains.

Ascend to Dharamsala, also known as Larkya Base Camp.
Prepare for the challenging crossing of the Larkya La Pass the next day.

Cross the high mountain pass of Larkya La and descend into the lush valleys of Bimthang.
Enjoy stunning views of Manaslu and surrounding peaks.

Descend through forests and pastures to reach Dharapani.
Pass through quaint villages and terraced fields along the way.

Drive back to Kathmandu, enjoying the scenic countryside.
Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel.

Transfer to the airport for your departure flight, or continue your travels in Nepal.



  • Trekking Permits: All necessary permits such as the Manaslu Restricted Area Permit, Manaslu Conservation Area Permit, and Annapurna Conservation Area Permit.
  • Trekking Guide and Porter: Experienced Sherpa guide and porter
  • Accommodation: Accommodation on tea house, lodges along the route.
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • Transportation: Ground transportation from Kathmandu to the trek starting point and back.
  • Kathmandu Accommodation: Sherpa Home Hotel near Swoyambhu Stupa.


  • International Flights: International flights to and from Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • Travel Insurance: Trekking insurance covering emergency evacuation, medical expenses.
  • Personal Expenses: Expenses of personal nature such as bar bills, cold drinks etc
  • Tips: Tips for guides, porters.

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Manaslu Circuit Trek