Manaslu Circuit Trekking

Manaslu Circuit Trekking
  • Trip Grade
  • Max Altitude
    5220 Meters
  • Group Size
    Min. 2 Pax 
  • Meals
  • Accommodation
  • Best Time
    March - May and Setpt - Nov 
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All Inclusive Price: $1,380USD

Trip Overview

Are you looking for a unique and off-beaten trekking destination in Nepal? If yes, then we have the perfect destination for your next vacation. Manaslu Circuit Trekking is growing in popularity and has attracted tourists from all over the world. Nepal has many trekking destinations with several amazing traits, and Short Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of them.

Short Manaslu Circuit Trekking for 14 days is a splendid area with a blend of Tibetan culture and traditions. Small settlements mostly belong to close-knit families. These villages are Tibetan or Tamang in ethnicity and follow Buddhism. If you admire Nepal’s Buddhism, this circuit trekking can be perfect for you because it brings out the rich cultural side of Buddhism, with its beautiful monastery, prayer flags, stupas, and small rock chortens.

Join Nepal Hiking Team and prepare yourself for this amazing Short Manaslu Circuit Trek. The views while hiking on this route are splendid, the landscapes are natural, and the overall trek is a wonderful experience. Check out the highlights of this Manaslu Circuit Trek below so you do not miss out on anything.

Manaslu Circuit Trekking Highlights

  • Relaxing highway ride from Kathmandu to Maccha Khola
  • Mixed uphill and downhill terrains
  • Experience the tranquility of the rivers
  • Spectacular views of Manaslu, Himlung Himal, Annapurna II, Kang Guru, and Cheo Himal.
  • Soothing views of waterfalls
  • Chance to watch the village life of the local people
  • Crossing long bridges that connect two hills
  • Explore Tibetan and Nepalese cuisines
  • Visit the Buddhist monasteries and sit with the monks for the evening prayers.
  • Art lovers- Look for religious artworks and stones carved with Tibetan scripts.
  • An opportunity to explore the cultural side of Nepal

Best Season for The Manaslu Circuit Trekking

While going on a trek, one must be careful of the time they choose for the trek. So what is the best season for the Manaslu Circuit Trekking? Well, we would recommend you to book this trek for the following season- Autumn and Spring time.

To break down these seasons, Spring lies in the month of March-May. The weather will be warmer in these months, and the hike will be enjoyable. The flowers bloom wonderfully at this time of the year, and the whole route is filled with flower petals and green leaves.
The second best season is Spring, i.e., the month of September- November. These months can be described with clear skies and warm days in the daytime. At night, you can enjoy the cool breeze as well.

How difficult is the Manaslu Circuit Trek?

Considering the trekking routes and reviews from trekkers, the Manaslu Circuit is a challenging trek. Regular hikers and runners will not have a difficult time on this trek, but beginners might face some difficulties.

But, there is a solution for this. Beginners can prepare themselves for this trek by following a fixed routine and adding these to their routine,

  • Morning and Evening Walks
  • HIIT Workout
  • Yoga & Meditation
  • Healthy Diet
  • Healthy Snacks
  • Jogging and Running

You can easily take this trek if you maintain a healthy routine and incorporate the abovementioned activities.

Alternative Options

This trek is indeed a splendid ideal trekking destination for trekkers. This 14- day trek will be suitable for those with a limited time. If you want a similar trek following the same route but with additional sightseeing tours of Kathmandu valley, then you can go for Manaslu Circuit Trek – 15 days

If you are looking for a more challenging, extended alternative option, we recommend 20-day Tsum Valley Trek with Manaslu Trek. This trek adds up to the trek to Tsum Valley and welcomes you for more adventure.

You can contact us right away and book your next trip!


Day 01: Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Machha Khola (900m/2952ft.) Duration: 8-9 hrs

Day 03: Machha Khola to Jagat (1340m/4395ft) walking distance: 22.2km, Duration: 5-6 hrs 

Day 04: Jagat to Den (2095m/6871ft), Walking Distance: 20km/12.4 miles, Duration: 8-9 hours

Day 05: Deng to Namrung (2900m/9512ft), Walking Distance: 19.4km/12 miles, Duration: 5-6 hours

Day 06: Namrung to Lo Gaun (3180m/10430ft), Walking Distance 10.5km/6.5 miles, Duration: 5-6 hours

Day 07: Lo Gaun to Samagaun (3500m/11480ft), Walking Distance: 8.1km/5 miles, Duration: 6-7 hrs

Day 08: Acclimatization day at Samagaun

Day 09: Samagaun to Samdo (3690m/12103ft), Walking Distance: 8.1km/5.03 miles. Duration: 3-4 hours

Day 10: Samdo to Dharmasala (4450m/14596ft), Walking Distance: 6.6km/4.10 miles, Duration: 4-5 hours. 

Day 11: Dharmasala to Bhimphedi (3590m/11775ft) via Larkya La Pass (5220m/17122ft), Distance: 24.5km/15.22 miles, Duration: 8-9 hours

Day 12: Bhimphedi to Tilje (2300m/7544ft), Walking distance: 26km/16.1 miles, Duration: 8-9 hours

Day 13: Trek to Dharapani for 3 hours and drive back to Kathmandu. Distance 215km/133 miles, Duration: 8-9 hours

Day 14: Farewell/Departure

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 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

Cost Excludes

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • 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 & Dates

  • Small Group Journey
  • Private Journey

Start Dates are your arrival date in Nepal and End Dates are the returning date from Nepal.

The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

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Private trips are available on any date of your choice at any time of the year. Let us know about your preferred travel dates and we shall organize it as per your convenience. Get in touch with us via bellow contact us form.


Rachel and MeganUSA

We had an unbelievable adventure completing the Mardi Himal Trek in January 2023. Our guide Rajendra (Raj), and porter Rajesh  were professional, fun, energetic, and knowledgeable about not only the trek we were on but about many others in the area.

Tamar NitzanUSA

I'm so happy I went with Nepal Hiking Team. From the moment I arrived at the hotel, I knew I made the right choice. The hotel was in a great area. Bars, restaurants, clubs, shops were all within a 10 minute or less walk from the hotel.

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I completed the 14 day Annapurna Circuit early December 2022, thank you so much to Surya and Rabin, who both went out of their way to make this trip, that I'd been planning so long,and  memorable. They were always checking in with me during the hike

Rick BelliveauPortland Oregon USA

Namaste! I highly recommend Nepal Hiking Team for your trekking adventure in the beautiful Himalayan Mountains of Nepal. This was my first trip to Nepal and additionally my first ever muli-day trek. Annapurna Base Camp Trek became a dream of mine about

JulesSydney, Australia

Posted on Nov 22 | Trip Advisor Review

We completed the 15-day Manaslu Circuit trek with Nepal Hiking Team in late November 2022.

The scenery of the Manaslu region is stunning and far more beautiful than we had imagined. The weather was excellent!