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    Manaslu Circuit Trekking

    At a Glance

    • Destination
    • Durations
      14 days
    • Trip Difficulty
    • Activities
    • Accommodation
    • Meals
    • Mx.altitude
    • Group Size
      Min. 2 Pax
    • Best Time
      March - May and Setpt - Nov

    Trip Overview

    Are you looking for an off-beaten trail for trekking? If you are, we recommend the Manaslu Circuit Trekking. The Manaslu Circuit Trekking is a unique trek, where trekkers can get an opportunity to experience surreal views of the mountain ranges.

    The Manaslu Circuit Trekking is located in the east of the Annapurna region. If you want to trek with your friends or family, or even solo, then the Manaslu Circuit Trek is the most suitable option for you. In this overview, we’ve listed down all the highlights, difficulty level, best time for the trek, and so on. So Let’s get started!

    Highlights of the Manaslu Circuit Trekking

    • Hop into a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Jagat.
    • Witness the beautiful natural features like landscapes, terrains, and valleys.
    • Pass through small villages where there are houses made up of stones.
    • Walk through suspension bridges to cross the Budhi Gandaki River.
    • Explore the wildlife region of the Manaslu Conservation Area.
    • Witness the beauty of the flora and fauna of the conservation area.
    • Look out for musk deer, blue sheep, Himalayan serow, golden eagle, snow partridge, and many others.
    • Marvel at the spectacular views of Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Himlung Himal, and Annapurna II.
    • Socialize with the local villages from different ethnic groups such as Gurungs, Tibetans, and Tamangs. You can experience their unique cultures, lifestyles, and traditions.
    • Experience trekking on an off-beaten path that is remote and serene.

    Route Overview

    The Manaslu Circuit Trek commences with your arrival at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport. You will be greeted by a representative holding a Nepal Hiking Team display board, who will then accompany you to your hotel.

    The journey officially starts with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Jagat. From there, the trekking adventure begins, taking you through the picturesque villages of Maccha Khola, Jagat, Deng, Namrung, Lho Gaun, and Samagaon, where an acclimatization day is scheduled. Continuing the trek from Samagaun, you will reach Samdo, Dharamshala, Bhimphedi, and Tilike before arriving at Dharapani.

    Finally, the trip concludes with a drive back to Kathmandu and bidding farewell to the trekking journey.

    Is the Manaslu Circuit Trek difficult?

    The Manaslu Circuit Trekking is classified as a challenging trek due to various factors such as distance, terrain, and altitude. The trek covers an average of 6-7 hours of walking per day, which includes rocky and uneven paths with steep uphill and downhill sections.

    Furthermore, the trek reaches a maximum altitude of 5,106m, which increases the risk of altitude sickness. To mitigate this risk, we have included enough acclimatization days in the itinerary. Our experienced guides carry a first-aid medical kit and an oximeter to monitor your oxygen level regularly.

    When is the best time for the Manaslu Circuit Trek?

    The best time to go for the Manaslu Circuit Trek is during the autumn and spring seasons. Autumn, from September to November, is considered the peak season as the weather is clear and dry, providing excellent visibility of the stunning mountain views. Spring, from March to May, is another excellent time to go for the trek, as the weather is also stable, and the rhododendron forests along the trail bloom with vibrant colors.

    However, the winter season, from December to February, is also an option, but you need to be prepared for cold temperatures and possible snowfall. The monsoon season, from June to August, is not recommended for this trek due to the risk of landslides and difficult trail conditions.

    Alternative Treks

    If you are still looking for more alternative treks, you can check out the other recommended trekking packages.

    First of all, you can have a look at the Manaslu Circuit Trek (15 days). The trek highlights the beauty of the Manaslu region.

    Secondly, you can check the Tsum Valley Trek. If the trek mentioned above is too short for you, then the Tsum Valley Trek is a perfect choice.

    That’s a wrap-up of our Manaslu Circuit Overview.  We hope you enjoyed reading the overview, if this trekking package sparked your interest, do send us an inquiry for booking!


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    Cost Includes

    • All ground transportation by private vehicle including airport transfers
    • Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
    • 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 a 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 the provision of an Oximeter to monitor oxygen level and heartbeat
    • Government taxes and office service charge

    Cost Excludes

    • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
    • Travel Insurance
    • International airfare
    • Nepal entry visa 
    • Drinks coke, Fanta, juice, water, etc.
    • snacks and other personal expenses
    • Hot shower during the trek
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

    Cost and Date

    June, 2023