Manaslu Circuit Trek


Manaslu Circuit Trek 17 days Highlights

  • Enjoy classical trekking in the beautiful trails of the Himalayas.
  • Rejoice in the breathtaking views of Mt. Manaslu, Himlung Himal, Samdo, Larkya La peak and neighboring peaks.
  • Cross Larkya La Pass on the way to Tilije.
  • Hike through the scenic Manaslu Conservation Area.
  • Get acquainted with the local inhabitants who resemble Tibetan culture and lifestyle.
  • Enjoy a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola and back to Kathmandu from Chamje.


Manaslu Circuit Trek 17 days offers travelers an amazing experience of trekking in the Himalayan foothills. Unlike other popular trekking regions of Nepal, Manaslu Circuit trekking gives you the unspoiled natural beauty and cultural wonders of the mountain region in its original form, as this place is often less visited due to its remote location. This trail was known among visitors for its challenging terrain, breathtaking mountain views, and the cultural uniqueness of this region.

The worlds’ 8th highest peak Mt. Manaslu (8,156 m) and Larkya La Pass (5,160 m), are the major attractions of this region. From the top of Larkya La Pass, you can revel in the breathtaking views of Larkya La peaks, Himlung, Samdo, and Cheo Himal. Plus, there are more natural wonders to witness, from turquoise glacial lakes to pristine Manaslu Conservation Area. Along the journey, you can enjoy the warm hospitality of ethnically Tibetan inhabitants and Gurungs as you hike through the mountain villages and stay in the teahouses.

The trek commences from Soti Khola village, a beautiful mid-hill village in the Gorkha district of Nepal. Following the northern high route nestled in the Himalayas, you’ll pass by the quaint mountain villages to reach Namrung, where you can meet locals that resemble Tibetan ethnicity and lifestyle.

En route, you’ll share the trails with yak caravans and pass by lush forests; you’ll cross Larkya La Pass, the highest point in the entire trek. Next, the trail descends through mid-hills and finally concludes at Chamje. From there, you’ll drive back to Kathmandu in our private vehicle, enjoying the splendid views on the way.

Manaslu Circuit Trek requires a special trekking permit from Nepal’s government as trekking in this region is available to limited visitors. Prepare yourself to enjoy this classical trek with us, and we’ll help you in every step of your journey.


Day 1
Arrive in Kathmandu

Welcome to Kathmandu, Nepal. Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will meet our airport representative there. Then, you will be moved to the hotel in our private vehicle. As there are no specific leisure activities today, you can take a rest or stroll around the streets of Thamel for shopping trekking gear, enjoy Nepali dishes, experience Nightlife, and much more.

Accommodation: Hotel at Kathmandu
Meals: Not included

Day 2
Guided Sightseeing around heritage sites of Kathmandu

Kathmandu offers the most popular UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the country. Today, you’ll visit four major heritage sites that include Pasupatinath, Boudhanath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Swoyambhunath Stupa.

Early in the morning, you’ll pay a visit to Pasupatinath Temple, one of the most popular Hindu temples in the world. Here, you’ll see Shiva devotees and Sadhus (ascetics) worshipping and meditating in the temple complex. On the riverbanks of the Bagmati River, you can see burning ghats where the death rituals of Hindus are performed.

Then, you’ll visit one of the largest stupas in the world, Boudhanath Stupa. Here, you can circumambulate the prayer wheels around the stupas and enjoy the peaceful vibe of this amazing place.

From there, you’ll pay a visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square, where you can get an insight into the temples, monuments, and medieval architectures of ancient Nepal. Here, you’ll find some architectures in the construction phase, as they are massively destroyed by the 2015 earthquake in Nepal.

Next, you’ll visit Swoyambhunath Stupa, also called Monkey Temple, lying in the center hilltop of Kathmandu. You can get to know the ancient history about the formation of Kathmandu valley and Buddhism culture. Here, you’ll spot a lot of monkeys wandering around the stupa and even stealing visitor’s food.

Accommodation: Hotel at Kathmandu
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included

Day 3
Drive to Soti Khola (710 m)

Up in the morning, this trip starts from Kathmandu to Soti Khola, enjoying the amazing scenery of riversides and green hills in the comfort of our 4WD vehicle. Upon arriving in Dhadingbesi on the Prithvi Highway, we head north towards Sotikhola via Arughat. The road out there is offroad; however the scenic views make this journey adventurous.

Accommodation: Guesthouse at Soti Khola
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included

Day 4
Trek to Machha Khola (900 m)

Leaving Soti Khola, you’ll hike along the narrow, rocky trails. The scenery of sal forests and the countryside is impressive. On the way, you’ll encounter the mule trains carrying goods to the upper villages. Upon passing Labubesi village, you’ll continue through the river trail to reach the small village of Macha Khola.

Accommodation: Guesthouse at Macha Khola
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included

Day 5
Trek to Jagat (1,340 m)

Another day of hiking in the beautiful Manaslu region. The journey commences along the trails of Budhi Gandaki River and then through forests. Upon passing by the forest trail, you’ll arrive at Khrolabesi village inhabited by Gurung people. Continuing on, you come across Tatopani (natural hot springs) followed by Doban village. On the way, you’ll cross several suspension bridges over Budhi Gandaki River before arriving at our destination, Jagat village.

Accommodation: Guesthouse at Jagat
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included

Day 6
Trek to Deng (1,860 m)

Soon after leaving Jagat, you’ll walk along the narrow trails to reach Sama Gaon. The trail is magnificent, with beautiful views of forests filled with pines and rhododendrons. Continuing on the trail, you’ll cross Deng River before arriving at Deng village for an overnight stay.

Accommodation: Guesthouse at Deng
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included

Day 7
Trek to Namrung (2,630 m)

Today, we trek to Namrung. Leaving Deng, we hike for an hour to arrive at Rana and Bihi Phedi. From here, the trail is a bit challenging as you enter the landslide zones to reach Ghap. Next, we climb up the trails for 2 hours through dense forests filled with firs and oaks. En route, you’ll cross the suspension bridges over Budhi Gandaki River and continue to climb through stone steps towards the alpine territory to reach Namrung, where you’ll find Nubri people with their Tibetan-influenced culture.

Accommodation: Guesthouse at Namrung
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included

Day 8
Trek to Lho (2,957 m)

Leaving this impressive village, you’ll hike through the barley fields towards the village of Lihi. You’ll walk past two gompas which are popular in this region, and then head towards Hinang village. From here, you’ll cross Hinang Khola and gradually pass by the Sho village before arriving at Lho village. Enjoy the picturesque views of Manaslu and Manaslu North seen from this place.

Accommodation: Guesthouse at Lho
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included

Day 9
Trek to Sama Gaon (3,530 m)

Wake up in the morning with amazing views of Mt. Manaslu from the guesthouse. You’ll start the journey to Sama Gao. You’ll pass by green barley fields, then walk past Shyala village. Further, 2 hours of trekking on the trail takes us to our destination Sama Gaon where we spend one more day for acclimatization.

Accommodation: Guesthouse at Sama Gaon
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included

Day 10
Acclimatization Day at Samagaon (3,530m)

Today is set for exploration around Sama Gaon as it helps us to acclimatize before heading off the higher altitude region. We can take side trips to some popular spots like Pungyen Gompa, Birendra Tal, or Manaslu Base Camp. You can decide on any trip to one of these places on this day. Next, we spend our evening enjoying the beautiful views at Sama Gaon.

Accommodation: Guesthouse at Sama Gaon
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included

Day 11
Trek to Samdo (3,860 m)

Another adventurous day in the mountains, The trail continues along the higher region passing by the yak pastures and forests on the way. Next, you’ll continue walking along the countryside to reach white Kani, where people are actively involved in yak herding and agriculture. From here, a short hike for an hour takes us to beautiful Samdo village for our overnight stay.

Accommodation: Guesthouse at Samdo
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included

Day 12
Trek to Dharamshala (4,460 m)

Today, you’ll hike to Dharamshala, which is also called Larke Phedi. Walking along the rugged terrains, you’ll descend to Budhi Gandaki River, then cross suspension bridges and gradually climb up to reach Dharamshala. Enjoy the superb views of the Himalayan peaks along the way.

Accommodation: Guesthouse at Dharamshala
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included

Day 13
Trek to Bhimphedi (3590 m) via Larkya La Pass (5,160 m)

Up early in the morning, we get ready as we hike via the highest point in the trek, Larkya La Pass to reach Bhimphedi. You’ll soon come across the Larkya Glacier and continue walking along the glacier moraine. After ascending for 4 hours, take us to the top of Larkya La Pass. The steeper section of the pass can be challenging. However, the views seen from the top are truly breathtaking. Enjoy the splendid views of Annapurna II, Kang Garu, Cheo Himal, Himlung, and Manaslu. From here, we make the steep descent along the icy trails to reach Bhimphedi for our overnight stay.

Accommodation: Guesthouse at Bhimphedi
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included

Day 14
Trek to Tilije (2,300 m)

After breakfast, you’ll start early walking on the foot trail towards Tilije. The trail rises gently up and down through alpine forests filled with rhododendrons, birches, and junipers. You’ll be walking along Dudh Koshi riverbed, walking past several hills and traditional villages, enjoying the scenic view of Marsyangdi valley. After hiking for about 6-7 hours, you’ll reach Tilije, where you can enjoy the unique culture and architecture of this beautiful village.

Accommodation: Guesthouse at Tilije
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included

Day 15
Trek to Chamje ( 1,430 m)

On our last day on the trail, You’ll follow Dudh Koshi River, walk past the forests, and then arrive at Dharapani. From here, we turn south, then cross a suspension bridge over Marsyangdi River and continue towards Karte. Along the way, you’ll ascend and descend several switchbacking trails to arrive at the small hamlet of Tal. You’ll pass the chorten entrance and then continue descending on the trail, passing through lush forests and then crossing a swinging bridge. Next, a short uphill hike takes us to our destination Chamje where we spend a night there.
Accommodation: Guesthouse at Chamje
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included

Day 16
Drive back to Kathmandu (1400 m)

Today is the final leg of the journey. We’ll be driving back to Kathmandu from Chamje in a private vehicle. Along the journey, you’ll enjoy the lush scenery of the subtropical mid-hills of Nepal and the riverside views of Marsyangdi and Trishuli River. Once at Kathmandu, you can have a refreshing shower and get ready for a farewell dinner.

Accommodation: Hotel at Kathmandu
Meals: Breakfast and farewell dinner included

Day 17
Transfer to the International Airport for Your Final Departure

The 17 days long Manaslu Circuit Trek ends today. Our airport representative will send you off to Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight departure. Namaste and have a safe journey.

Meals: Breakfast included


  • All ground transportation by private vehicle including airport transfers
  • Three nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu city tours including all entry fees, tour guide and private vehicle
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porter (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff
  • Manaslu trekking special permit fee (Manaslu region is in restricted zone, we need a special permit to visit this area)
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
  • Annapurna and Manaslu conservation fees
  • First aid medical kit with provision of Oximeter to monitor oxygen level and heartbeat
  • Government taxes and office service charge


  • Travel insurance
  • International Flight Tickets
  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
  • Nepal entry visa, upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu can be obtained easily ( for 30 days tourist visa $40, for 90 days $100) please bring 2 copies of passport size photo
  • All kind of cold drinks including water, coke, Fanta, juice etc.
  • Hot shower, battery charging, Internet(WI-FI) unless its free during the trek
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • personal expenses and other expenes that are not mentioned in the Price Includes section
  • Tips for airport representative, tour guide, trekking staff, driver etc.( Mandotary But Expected)

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Manaslu Circuit Trek