Panoramic view of the Manaslu mountain range during the Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu Circuit Trek

Recommended by 99% of travelers
Duration20 Days
Trip GradeStrenuous
Maximum Altitude5,160m
Group SizeMin. 2 Pax
Travel StyleCamping Trek
Best TimeMarch to May and September to December

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

Kids and men in maroon robes signify 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 for 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 the Manaslu Circuit Trek of 20 days you will get a chance to witness Mount Manaslu. It is recognized as the eighth-highest mountain in the world. It lies at an altitude of 8,163m. During our Manaslu trek, we will be up to 5160m (Larkya la) the highest point of our trek in Manaslu.

Mount Manaslu is located in the western-central part of Nepal in the Manaslu trekking region near the border of Nepal & Tibet. Mandiri Himal range envelops Mt. Manaslu. “Mountian of Spirit” is an English translation of Manaslu. It (Manaslu) is a 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 the Budi Gandaki River, the Manaslu trekking trail goes ahead. It is the same route that 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 in height and a 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 history. They climbed in 1956. Due to Imanishi, Manaslu becomes the first trekking choice among Japanese trekkers or climbers. Japanese love this mountain so much that they feel it is their own.

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

Additional Benefits Of Manaslu Trek

  • A huge number of natural attractions i.e forests with different animal species, rivers with the ability to make your soul happy, and various flora of that region.
  • People with warm and pleasing smiles from Tibetan and Nepalese ethnic groups welcome you.
  • The jaw-dropping view from Larkyla pass which is the highest point in this trek 
  • Along with Manaslu, the view of Annapurna II and Himlung.
  • Depending upon your luck, you can also see snow leopards and other interesting wildlife.
Trip PlanExpand all

After you arrive at Kathmandu, the representative of Regulus will receive you from Tribhuvan International Airport and he will transfer you to hotel. If not exhausted you can roam around the city and enjoy the evening life of Thamel. Overnight in a hotel


Detail Itinerary Today is the second day of your arrival. The day of your plan actually begins from here. You will be accompanied by our experienced guide. You visit Kathmandu, also known as city of temples. Basically there are four major touring destinations in Kathmandu. They are, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Swoyambhunath Stupa and Bouddhanath Stupa. The main highlight of this place is they all are listed in world Heritage Site by UNESCO. Today you will even be introduced to your trekking guide who will explain you briefly about your upcoming trip.


It is a seven hour drive to Aarughat from Kathmandu. We follow Prithvi highway to reach there. The path is plane in the beginning and rough as you travel forward from Gorkha to Aarughat. Overnight in Aarughat.


Now our trekking starts. Following the route of lush green village and crops field we move ahead. Monitoring the course of Budhi Gandaki River we climb up towards Kyoropani. The trail descends towards Soti Khola. Spending night at Soti Khola.


The route that leads us to small village is somehow narrowed. We go through Lapsebesi village descending the path to arrive at Machha Khola. We will manage a camp at Machha Khola where we will spend a night.


Crossing Machha Khola we arrive at our next destination, Khola Bensi. We can even take a hot spring bath here. We move towards Doban passing through a jungle. Lauri is the destination where we arrive now. Crossing a suspension bridge we reach Jagat. Overnight in Jagat.


Our instant destination for today is Deng. It is a village that consist only four houses. We move downhill following a river and stone steps. We climb hill to arrive at Salleri. We happen to see a Sringi Himal which fascinates you. After a short rest we move towards Deng crossing few more bridges. Overnight in Deng.


Now we cross Lana village. Many Mani stones are placed here with Buddhist prayer flags. It indicates that now we are closer to Tibetan area which is at northern part of Nepal. This area has a flavor of Tibetan culture. Walking few miles more we arrive at Ghap. Overnight in Ghap.


We happen to cross Budhi Gandaki River after walking some time. Now we come into Alpine territory. The instant destination is Namrung village. Water streams are beautifully viewed. Passing Sho village we arrive at Lho Gaon where we will spend our night.


Enjoying the picture perfect view of mountain peaks is the main highlight of Sama Gaon. We can either stay here or move little further to spend a night.


The day to rest has finally arrived. In order to balance your body temperature we halt for a day. Although it is an acclimatization day we go for hiking towards Manaslu Base Camp to adore beautiful peaks. We come back to Sama Gaon and spend a night.


Moving further ahead we reach Samdo. It is a place bordering Tibet. It has a blend of Nepalese and Tibetan culture. This place is suitable for photography. We spend our day and night here.


Surveying the trail of Budhi Gandaki we arrive at Sumdu. It is a last successful village of our route. Moving from our next destination Larkya bazaar, we head towards Dharmasala. It lies at an altitude of 4,450 m above sea level. Overnight in Dharmasala.


As soon as we move further from Dharmasala we bump into lustrous view of Larkya Peak. We follow a vertically up trail. From Larkya Pass we get to see portrays of Annapurna II, Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal and various other mountains. We come across Tanbuche surpassing the forest area and snow rubles. The next destination from Tanbuche is Bhimtang. This place is full of Buddhist prayer rocks. Overnight in Bhimtang.


The gorgeous view of Manaslu in the east and Annapurna II in the west looks captivating. Surpassing Dudh Khola (Milk River) and Marshyangdi River we arrive at Goa. Overnight in Goa.


A walk today is really beautiful. Tal, which is a village now, used to be lake some time back. The English definition of tal is Lake. Overnight in Tal.


Crossing a steep valley we come across in between Annapurna and Manaslu. We spend a night at Ghermu. 


Passing through Marshyangdi River we arrive at Bhaundada. Walking downwards leads us to Bhulbhule. It is basically an easy trail. Now we head towards Besisahar. Overnight in Besisahar.


We will get back to Kathmandu from Besisahar by bus. You can roam around Thamel in the evening and enjoy the night life. You will be offered a farewell dinner by the staff of Regulus for successfully concluding your expedition.


Your trip in nepal finally ends here. A representative of Regulus will drop you to Airport three hours prior your scheduled flight to your onward destination. See you again!!

Route Map
Manaslu Circuit Trek Map, Trek route, variation
Cost Details
  • 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.
Dates & Availability
Starts: Sep 03, 2024Ends: Sep 22, 2024
Starts: Sep 17, 2024Ends: Oct 06, 2024

Regulus Nepal ensures the security, contentment, and safety of our valued clientele. Our top priority is keeping you secure. Here are a few methods by which we protect your safety.

  • We have all the tools, supplies, and first aid kits we need.
  • Our trip leaders have received in-depth first-aid training.
  • Our trek leaders are fully authorized to halt the journey or continue if someone becomes ill.
  • In an emergency, we'll dispatch a helicopter for evacuation (insurance-covered).
  • The entire group will trek together.

Below is our trek cancellation/refund policy:

  • If we have to cancel the trek, we will return the money after deducting the expenses already incurred (hotel reservations, tea house reservations, transportation, permits, etc.).
  • The cancellation charge depends on the time you cancel the trek. The closer you cancel the trek to the day it is supposed to start, the higher the cancellation charge will be.
  • We wait 48 hours after the trip starts for guests to contact us if they do not join. After that, we assume the trip is canceled, and we, Regulus, will not refund the sum you had deposited.
What our Clients Say?
09 Mar, 2024
My best Experience

On October,I started my Manaslu circuit trek from Regulus treks and expeditions. The beautiful mountain ranges of Manaslu was truly amazing. the views of mountains from cross Larkya la pass was magnificient. My 20 day duration of trek in Nepal was worth it according to the price for me. I...

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