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Manaslu Circuit Trek from Kathmandu in Nepal (17 days)

Experience a thrilling Himalayan adventure with one of the certified guides at Himalayan Recreation Treks and Expedition on a unique Manaslu Circuit Trek program starting from Kathmandu in Nepal!

Mountain RangeHimalaya
Duration17 days
Offer periodMar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripGroup


  • Discover the stunning Himalayan high-mountain environment!

  • Enjoy a challenging and rewarding 17-day trek in Nepal!

  • Explore an off the beaten path adventure on Manaslu Peak!


The Himalayas are a mountaineering haven with beautiful trekking alternatives to discover the charming local villages and culture as well as the inspiring landscapes and nature.  The Manaslu Circuit Trek will take you to the heart of the isolated Manaslu region of Nepal.

At 8,163 m  (26,781 ft) , Manaslu is the 8th highest mountain in the world. Different ethnic villages live on this mountain, and it is a great peak to experience the Gurung and Buddhist cultures. On the Manaslu Circuit Trek, we will spend 17 days exploring this beautiful Himalayan landmark as we go up to Larkya La Pass at 5000 m and then return.

We will meet in Kathmandu, and there, we will have a chance to do some sightseeing before driving a full day to Soti Khola from where we will begin our trek.  Machi Khola, Jagat, Phidim and Deng will be some of the places that we will pass as we further ourselves into the Manaslu region. Beautiful forests, monasteries, mountain villages, and stunning views of the Himalayas will all be part of this trek. You can find a detailed itinerary below.

Please keep in mind that this is a demanding program. Therefore, you will need to have a good fitness level and prior trekking experience. Of course, we will be there to help and guide you on the way and make sure that you are comfortable and safe on your journey.

So, are you ready for a thrilling high mountain adventure in the Himalayas? Then book your place now on this exciting 17-day Manaslu Circuit Trek and get ready to discover the wonders of Nepal!

We also offer a 16-day Island Peak Climbing Adventure in the Himalayas!



3 nights in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast. Tea house Accommodation during the trek.

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Day 1: Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu

You may arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport at any time. Upon your arrival, you will be welcomed by one of our staff members. You will then be transferred to your hotel where you may check-in. Our representative will also explain the travel plan further to you. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Kathmandu City Sightseeing Tour

Today, we will have a guided sightseeing tour of the Kathmandu city. The tour includes visiting the cultural heritage sites listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites List, which includes the Kathmandu Durbar Square, the Swayambhunath Temple, the Boudhanath Stupa and the Pashupatinath Temple. These heritage sites of the city present a wonderful insight into the art and architectural aspects of the Nepali style in their unique decorations and built. After the tour, you will be transferred back to your Kathmandu Hotel.

Day 3: Kathmandu to Soti Khola (700m) via Arughat (608m), Duration: 8 - 9 Hours

Early in the morning, we will start our 8 hours’ drive to Arughat. The long drive is full of scenic landscapes, hills and winding rivers along with roadside settlements which reflect the typical village lifestyle.  From Arughat, we will drive for another 1.5 hours to Soti Khola for sleep.

Day 4: Soti Khola to Machha Khola (869m), Duration: 5 - 6 Hours

From Soti Khola, the trekking trail mainly goes through amazing woodlands, heading upstream along the Budhi Gandaki River. We will then descend to the wide, sandy riverbed and then continue along a winding mountain path overlooking the river towards Machha Khola. The terrain is quite chartreuse as the land is covered in trans-Himalayan woods that seem relatively untouched by human activities. tea house accommodation.

Day 5: Machha Khola to Jagat (1340m), Duration: 6 Hours

After crossing the Machha River and Khorlabesi, we will pass through the hot springs at Tatopani. The trail follows a forested area until crossing the Dovan Khola. From here, we will make our way to the Budhi Gandaki Valley. We then head towards Lhakpa and reach Jagat shortly. Jagat is a small village that is surrounded by tall green cliffs.  Stay at the guesthouse at Jagat.

Day 6: Jagat to Philim (1570m), Duration: 5 Hours

From Jagat, the trekking trail is relatively easy and undulating. The trail continues to Philim as it winds along the valley to Sirdibas, offering great views of the Sringi Himal (7162m) along the journey. Dropping down to the river, we will cross a long suspension bridge and climb steeply up to Philim. In the afternoon, we can explore the village and its surrounding hillsides. Sleep at the tea house at Philim.

Day 7: Philim to Deng (1860m), Duration: 5 Hours

Moving away from Philim, the trail is laden with impressive waterfalls on either side of the valley. We will pass Eklebatti and head towards the river, crossing it twice over suspension bridges. Then we reach Nyak and continue ahead to reach Deng. Deng is a Gurung village and provides great views of Sringi Himal (7162m). Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Deng.

Day 8: Deng to Namrung (2630m), Duration: 5 Hours

Today, we will trek steeply up onto a spectacular hill trail before descending down again to cross the river. We will pass through some small settlements along the way and then climb to an impressive open valley. After reaching Namrung, if you want- you can take a side excursion to the small settlement of Prok as well – a two hour round trip. Accommodation at tea house at Namrung.

Day 9: Namrung to Samagaon (3520m), Duration: 6 Hours

Leaving Namrung, we head towards Lihi. The trail runs through landslide-prone areas to lead to Lho. We can get splendid views of the Manaslu range on the way Samagaon. The trail follows a lateral moraine of Pungen Glacier towards Sama. It takes a further 20 minutes to reach Sama Gompa for our night halt. Accommodation at tea house at Samagaon.

Day 10: Acclimatization Day at Samagaon

Today is set for acclimatization and we spend the day on short hikes around the Samagaon region. The hikes provide astounding views of mountains like Manaslu (8163), Manaslu North (7157m), Simnang Himal (6251m) and neighboring peaks. After completing a day of exploration, we return to Samagaon for sleep.

Day 11: Samagaon to Samdo (3875m), Duration: 3 Hours

The trekking trail crosses pastures and gradually ascends further into the valley. Fantastic views of the mountains, especially Manaslu, loom ahead as we reach Samdo (3875m), a Tibetan refugee village. You can also have a short trek to the Rui La (4,998m). It stands on the border between Tibet and Nepal.

Day 12: Samdo to Dharmashala (4460m), Duration: 4 Hours

After crossing a couple of streams, we’ll reach the Larkya Bazaar. It is a fair seasonal Tibetan market and is heavy Tibetan influence. We get views of Larke peak (6249m) and Naike peak (6211m) on the way to Dharmashala. The village offers stone houses for trekkers. It is the last overnight stay before the pass. Accommodation at tea house at Dharmasala.

Day 13: Dharmashala to Bimthang via the Larkya La Pass (5160m), Duration: 8 – 9 Hours

From Dharmashala, we will trek to Bimthang (3590m), crossing the Larkya La Mountain Pass (5160m). Climbing up to Cho Chanda, we will slowly head uphill towards the steep snow-covered pass. The panorama from the top is truly magnificent. You can see the Himlung Himal (7126m), Cheo Himal (6812m), Kang Koru (6981m) and Annapurna II (7937m) from the mountain pass. The descent is steep as we pass through moraines to Bimthang. Accommodation at tea house at Bimthang.

Day 14: Bimthang to Tilje (2300m), Duration: 5 Hours

With a gentle climb through paddy fields, we will head towards the small Karche La Pass. The trail descends through fig trees and rhododendron forests to Tilje. The trek is filled with views of gorgeous landscapes and the incredible range of biodiversity. You can explore around Tilje to observe the local lifestyle. Accommodation at tea house at Tilje.

Day 15: Tilje to Chamje (1430m), Duration: 6 – 7 Hours

Climbing over a small ridge, we will be trekking on the stone-paved trail as it passes through the beautiful villages of the region. We will then cross the bridge and reach the village of Thonje. We will have entered the Annapurna Circuit section of the trek from Dharapani. Further down, we will come across the Karta village and later cross a bridge over Marsayangdi Khola. From here, it is a short descent to the Chamje village. Accommodation at tea house at Chamje.

Day 16: Chamje to Kathmandu (1300m), Duration: 8 Hours

We have reached the end of the Manaslu Trek and a local jeep will take us to Besisahar. We will then drive to Kathmandu, bidding adieu to the Manaslu Peak. You can explore the local marketplaces and shop for souvenirs. You can also opt to explore around the city as per your preference. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 17: Departure

Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight, our airport will take you to the airport and bid you farewell. You will depart, hopefully taking with you wonderful memories of the journey.

Equipment you will need to bring

Other gear: HEAD: Sun hat or scarf, Light balaclava or warm fleece hat, Sunglasses, Head torch UPPER BODY: Cotton T-shirts or Thermals, Fleece jacket, Waterproof jacket, Down jacket. LOWER BODY: Lightweight cotton pants (long), Waterproof Pants. FEET: Thin inner socks, Thick, warm wool hiking socks, Comfortable Hiking boots. HANDS:Gloves. ACCESSORIES: Sleeping bag rated to – 20°C, Trekking bags/duffel bag, Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag), Trekking poles (optional, recommended), Water bottle or camel bag, Toiletries.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 1495 each

Group of 2

USD 1495 each

Group of 3

USD 1495 each

Group of 4

USD 1495 each

Group of 5

USD 1495 each

Group of 6

USD 1495 each

Group of 7

USD 1495 each

Group of 8

USD 1495 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Group porters (transport of tents, cooking equipment, etc. for the group)

- Personal porters

- Mountain guide's expenses (lifts, meals, accommodation, etc)

- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

- Camping equipment: Tents

Price details

Also included: Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food, and accommodation. Down jacket (to be returned after trip completion). Himalayan Recreation’s trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map. Medical kit. Personal porter is/2 trekkers and a maximum 25 kg. NOT INCLUDED: Nepalese visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs); Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary; Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen; Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary); Travel and rescue insurance; Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.); Personal climbing equipment; Personal climbing guide if requested; Tips for guides and porters (suggested 10%); Services not listed in the ‘What Is Included’ section. Additionally, we don’t include drinking water on the trek which you can buy at a number of places for between $1 and $3 a bottle (it gets more expensive towards base camp). A better solution is to buy water tablets in Kathmandu for around $2 and treat the water (your guide can help you find the good places to fill your water bottle).

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