About Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu trekking portrays the best understanding of human cultures and nature. The site is rich for its natural beauty and Tibetan Buddhist cultures. The rivers, waterfalls, many suspension bridges from wooden to steel, traditional villages, greenery and mountains at backdrop defines the beauty of trekking around Manaslu.

Regulus figured out Manaslu Trek in a bit different manner. The prayer flags flapping in the sky, chortens, prayer wheels and monastery define the natural purity of Manaslu with spiritual blend.

Kids and men in maroon robe signifies that people of this part of the world have deep faith in their religion—Tibetan Buddhism. The purity of the site is clearly depicted in the people. Manaslu region is one of the sites that are still preserving old Tibetan Buddhism which was completely destroyed by the Cultural Revolution of China.

Manaslu Base Camp Trek is something more than enjoyment. Trekking around Manaslu changes your perception of beauty. After being around Manaslu you simply feel that silence is another name of beauty. The peaceful site raises a question to you: “Why did you make this trip so lately?”, "Why did not you think about Manaslu Circuit Trek earlier?"

While on Manaslu Circuit Trek of 20 days you will get chance to witness Mount Manaslu. It is recognized as the eighth highest mountain of the world. It lies at an altitude of 8,163m. During our Manaslu trek we will be upto 5160m (Larkya la) the highest point of our trek in Manaslu.

Mount Manaslu is located in the western-central part of Nepal in Manaslu trekking region near the border of Nepal & Tibet. Mansiri Himal range envelops Mt. Manaslu. “Mountian of Spirit” is English translation of Manaslu. It (Manaslu) is Sanskrit name and Manasa is the root word of Manaslu.

The trail to Manaslu Base Camp begins from Arughat, Gorkha district of Nepal. Following the course of Budi Gandaki River the Manaslu trekking trail goes ahead. It is the same route which people in the past used for trading with Tibet. People then used to exchange goods with salt. The real thrill of Manaslu Base Camp Trek is experienced at Larkya La Pass. The unmatched splendid beauty of the area gives you the meaning of heaven. En route you witness more than 10 mountains of over 6,500m height and few over 7,000m.

A climber from Japan named Toshio Imanishi and his assistant Gyalzen Norbu (Nepali) climbed Mount Manaslu for the first time in the history. They climbed in 1956. Due to Imanishi, Manaslu become first trekking choice among Japanese trekker or climber. Japanese love this mountain so much that they feel it as their own.

Manaslu trek is also known as restricted or controlled area trekking. The government of Nepal opened Manaslu trekking trail for everyone in 1991. Despite the fact trekkers require special permit for Manaslu Trekking. Due to this reason Manaslu trek is also known as restricted area trekking. 

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 2Kathmandu sightseeing
  • Day 3Drive from Kathmandu to Aarughat
  • Day 4Arughat to Soti Khola
  • Day 5Soti khola to Machha Khola (River)
  • Day 6Machha Khola to Jagat
  • Day 7Jagat to Deng
  • Day 8Deng to Ghap
  • Day 9Ghap to Lho Gaon
  • Day 10Lho Gaon to Sama Gaon
  • Day 11Acclimatization Day
  • Day 12Sama Gaon to Samdo
  • Day 13Samdo to Dharmasala
  • Day 14Dharmasala-Cross Larkya La Pass and trek to Bhimtang
  • Day 15Bhimtang to Goa We move downhill trail today
  • Day 16Goa to Tal
  • Day 17Tal to Ghermu Phant
  • Day 18Ghermu Phant to Bhulbhule and drive to Besisahar
  • Day 19Drive back to Kathmandu
  • Day 20Fly to your destination

Open all day to day itinerary

What to Expect

  • 3 nights of accommodation in 3 star standard deluxe hotel in Kathmandu (BB plan).
  • 16 nightsof accommodation in a basic lodge/hotel while trekking, includes 3 meals a day ( B L D ).
  • An experienced, licensed, English speaking guide for sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  • A government registered trekking guide (English speaking with license) & a local porter (1 porter with 2 trekkers).
  • Hot drinks (Tea / Coffee).
  • Fooding, lodging, Salaries & insurance of the staffs.
  • Transportation by private vehicles during ground-travel (airport pick up & drop).
  • Round-trip surface transport to and from Kathmandu by private vehicles.
  • Government taxes, entry fees and TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) permit & 
  • All applicable fees.
  • One cultural show and farewell dinner.
  • Trip Completion Certificate.
  • First Aid Kit.     
  • International flights.
  • Nepal entry visa.
  • Airport departure tax.
  • Entrance fees to monuments.
  • Extra showers, Battery recharge costs, laundry, etc.
  • Personal clothing and gears.
  • Food in Kathmandu (also if earlier return to Kathmandu from Mountains due to any reason than the scheduled Itinerary).
  • Extra night accommodation/s in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled Itinerary.
  • Unforeseen cost due to flight cancellation, weather conditions etc.
  • Tips to guide and porter.
  • Cancellation fees, if any from your side.
  • Hot shower.
  • Boiled water.
  • Wi -Fi.
  • Costs raised by conditions that are not under our control such as landslides, weather conditions, political unrest, illness, etc.
  • Travel Insurance.