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Manaslu Circuit Trek in Nepal
Manaslu Circuit Trek in Nepal
Manaslu Circuit Trek in Nepal
Manaslu Circuit Trek in Nepal

Manaslu Circuit Trek in Nepal

Come along with a certified local mountain guide as you undertake the Short Manaslu Circuit Trek. Prepare to conquer the 8th highest peak in the world. Hike across majestic mountain ranges that grace the Himalayas, treating your eyes to extraordinary panoramas featuring Mount Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Get ready for an unforgettable journey in Nepal!






10 Days


May - Dec






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  • Experience the spectacular sight of Mount Manaslu, the 8th highest peak in the world
  • Hike through the paths alongside the Budhi Gandaki River, one of Nepal's deepest rivers.
  • Delve into the rich cultural tapestry of the Manaslu region


Conquer new heights as you join a certified mountain guide on the Short Manaslu Circuit Trek, a journey that has gained immense popularity, rivaling the renowned treks of Annapurna and Everest. Discover the 8th highest peak in the world and traverse across the majestic mountain ranges that adorn the Himalayas, with extraordinary vistas of Mount Annapurna and Dhaulagiri.

Brace yourself as you make your way towards the crown jewel of this trek, the legendary Larkya La Pass, perched at a staggering altitude of 5160 meters (16,929 feet). Prepare to reveal the extraordinary biodiversity and rich cultural heritage of the Manaslu region as you experience natural wonders such as the Manaslu Conservation Area and the Annapurna Conservation Area, both boasting remarkable biodiversity and conservation efforts.

This trek will span an impressive distance of approximately 177 kilometers (110 miles). Over the course of 10 days, we'll cover a daily range of 15 to 20 kilometers (9–12 miles) on a thrilling mix of ascents and descents that will put your skills to the test.

Being well-prepared will be crucial to tackle the challenges that lie ahead. As you traverse the Budhi Gandaki river during the trek, you will often encounter incredibly steep sections that can be quite daunting. Similarly, the journey towards Larkya La Pass presents its own set of challenges, demanding considerable effort and preparation. Additionally, the trails can become chilly and windy, further adding to the challenge. Given these factors, the Manaslu Circuit Trek is considered demanding and requires a good level of fitness to complete.

Get ready to embrace the excitement and triumph of navigating through diverse terrains that await you in the depths of Nepal. Contact us today and reserve your spot on this unforgettable trip!

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Mountain guide expenses

- Camping equipment sleeping bag

Price details

The guide will have a first aid kit that includes an oximeter for measuring your oxygen levels and pulse at high altitudes.

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


Day 1: Arrival to Kathmandu and Drive to Machha Khola

We will begin the journey from Kathmandu to Machha Khola, a scenic drive lasting approximately 9–10 hours, covering a distance of 170 km. The starting altitude is 900 m.

Meals included for the day: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Accommodation for the night: Tea house.

Day 2: Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat

Duration: 6–7 hours

Distance: 22 km

Altitude: 1410 m

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3: Trek from Jagat to Deng

Duration: 6–7 hours

Distance: 20 km

Altitude: 1804 m

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4: Trek from Deng to Namrung

Duration: 8–9 hours

Distance: 19.5 km

Altitude: 2630 m

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5: Trek from Namrung to Samagaun

Duration: 6–7 hours

Distance: 18 km

Altitude: 3530 m

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 6: Trek from Samagaun to Samdo

Duration: 3–4 hours

Distance: 7.5 km

Altitude: 3800 m

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 7: Trek from Samdo to Dharamshala

Duration: 8–9 hours

Distance: 6.5 km

Altitude: 4460 m

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 8: Trek from Dharamshala to Bimtang via Larke la pass

Duration: 8–9 hours

Distance: 24.5 km

Altitude: 3720 m

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 9: Trek from Bimtang to Dharapni

Duration: 7–8 hours

Distance: 23 km

Altitude: 1860 m

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 10: Drive to Kathmandu/Pokhara

Depart from Dharapani for the return journey to either Kathmandu or Pokhara by road.

Duration: 9–10 hours

Distance: 134 km

Altitude: 1320 m

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch


What level of fitness is required for this trip?

Due to the demanding nature of the Manaslu Circuit Trek, it is essential to be in good physical condition to successfully complete it. Adequate fitness levels are required, and it is recommended to engage in 2-3 months of physical preparation in order to be fully prepared for this trek.

What are the best months to experience this Circuit Trek?

The most popular time to embark on the Manaslu Circuit Trek is during autumn, which spans September, October, and November. This season offers breathtaking views of Mount Manaslu and the stunning mountains of the Annapurna Range.

Spring, encompassing March, April, and May, is the second most favored period for the trek. During this time, the rhododendron forests within the Manaslu Conservation Area burst into vibrant colors, creating a picturesque landscape. Additionally, the lower rainfall during spring contributes to its popularity.

Winter (December, January, and February) brings cold temperatures to the trek, with the mercury dropping as low as -20 degrees Celsius at higher altitudes. Summer (June, July, and August) ushers in the monsoon season, resulting in wet trails. Trekking during these seasons necessitates meticulous packing and thorough preparation.

How much distance will be covered during this trip?

The Manaslu Circuit trek spans approximately 177 kilometers in total. Over the course of 10 days, you will hike an average distance of 15-20 kilometers per day to complete the trek.

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Hotel Thamel Kathmandu Nepal
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Hotel Yak & Yeti Kathmandu Nepal
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Hotel Shanker Kathmandu Nepal
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About the guide: Mount Mania Treks

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Mount Mania Treks



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Mount Mania is the best partner to go with on exciting treks and trips in the Nepalese Himalayas. We are a bunch of enthusiasts, experienced and independent guides, trekkers and team leaders with the common goal of promoting the ultimate outdoor adventures in Nepal.

Working together with local trekking guides and porters, we intend to bring economic development to the communities, society, and the whole nation. We encourage and support sustainable development and hence plan and organize trips and tours based on the principle of responsible tourism.

Join us and we will take you through the authentic villages in Nepal, to experience the Himalayan civilizations lifestyle. With our tours, you can enjoy a fascinating culture, unique traditions and festivals, experiencing the warm hospitality of this beautiful country.


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