Manaslu Circuit Trek Guide

By Glorious Himalaya on July 19, 2019 in Trekking


Standing out as among the most popular and best off the beaten trails in the country, the venture of Manaslu Circuit Trek takes you to the reasonably untouched region of Nepal from the lowlands to the soaring heights of Larkya La pass at 5,153 meters.

The remarkable height of Mt. Manaslu (8,156 meters) holds the record for the eighth highest mountain in the world and has a remarkable way to welcome the trekkers with its aromatic view and natural glory.

The area falls under the restricted area of the Manaslu Region and only a few people decide to go for this challenging trek which will test the physical and mental endurance of the trekkers to a new level. The rich Himalayan cultures, wildlife, flora, and fauna amidst the staggering views of mountains and the beautiful landscape integrate to Manaslu Circuit Trek taken into consideration as one of the fascinating treks.  

Manaslu Circuit Trek Highlights

  • Circumnavigation of Mt.Manaslu (8,156 m), the eighth-highest mountain in the world
  • Explore the remote Himalayan wilderness, people, culture, flora, and fauna of the Manaslu Region
  • Trek from the subtropical jungle at a lower elevation, through the Himalayas foothills to the high, cold, and Challenging passing of Larkya La above 5,100 meters / 17000 ft.
  • Teahouses at an everyday stage for food and accommodation
  • Easily road accessible. 
  • Walking along Budi Gandaki River in the initial days
  • Cross several Mani Walls and Visit Buddhist Monasteries

Manaslu Circuit Trek permits

Your guide will take over every hassle and requirement to do with your permits, 
while you just need to enjoy your trek.

NOTE: Two persons are compulsory for this trek.


  •  Special Restricted Area Permit
  •  ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project )Permit
  •  MCAP (Manaslu Conservation Area Project )Permit
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System ) Card

Manaslu Circuit Trek Duration

From your arrival to departure, you’ll require a minimum of 15 days for your overall trip. You’ll stay overall 3 nights in Kathmandu i.e arrival night, permits processing night, and the night after you’ve finished your trek. We require one whole day to get your special permits issued from Nepal immigration using your original passport during which you can have heritage sightseeing in and around the Kathmandu Valley. 

The trek itself requires a minimum of 2 weeks duration when you follow the shortcut route, which will include one acclimatization day in Samagaun. However, If you have longer holidays, you can extend your trip duration by adding Tsum Valley to your route, adding extra acclimatization days, and side trips.
We’ve carefully tailored and prepared 20 days itinerary for you below 

Manaslu Circuit Trek Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,360m)
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing 
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat Bazaar
Day 04: Trek to Soti Khola – 5 hrs walk
Day 05: Trek to Machha Khola (990m) -5-6 hrs walk
Day 06: Trek to Jagat (1,370m) – 6 hrs walk 
Day 07: Trek to Ekkli Bhatti (1,610m) – 5 hrs walk
Day 08: Trek to Bihi (1,990m) – 6 hrs walk 
Day 09:  Trek to Lihi (2,920m) – 6 hrs walk
Day 10: Trek to Samagaun (3,500m) – 6 hrs walk
Day 11: Samagaun Exploration Day 
Day 12: Trek to Dharmasala (4,460m) – 4 hrs walk
Day  13: Trek to Bhimphedi (3,950m) via Larkya La (5,215m) – 8 hrs walk 
Day 14: Trek to Tilje (3,900m) – 5 hrs walk 
Day 15: Trek to Tal (1,725m) – 5 hrs walk 
Day 16: Trek to Jagat (1,300m) -5 hrs walk
Day 17: Trek to Bahundada (1,275m) – 5 hrs walk 
Day 18: Trek to Beshisahar – 5 hrs walk 
Day 19: Drive back to Kathmandu – 7 hrs drive 
Day 20: Departure Day 

Manaslu Circuit Trek Side Trips

Best time for Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu Circuit Trek Altitude Profile

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Manaslu Circuit Trek Accommodation

Manaslu region was considered among the best routes for camping trek but the need for camping declined significantly with the increased establishment of tea houses. The devastating earthquake of 2015 demolished the tea houses in the area, but almost all of them have been restored. The over-all cost yet is cheaper than the cost incurred in other treks.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Difficulty

Manaslu Circuit Trek Gear Checklist

Please follow this link to our gear checklist. 


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