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Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu Circuit Trek

Facts About Trip

Days 13
Grade Moderate to Hard
Best month October/November/December, April/May/June
Maxi Elevation Larkya La pass 5,160m
Group size Minimum two people
Accommodation Lodge Accommodation on trek
Meal Choose Own Meal on Trek
Starts From Drive Kathmandu - Soti khola
End at Drive Dharapani - Kathmandu

Overview And Highlights

Manaslu Circuit Trek - Manaslu Trek 2024/2025

Manaslu Circuit Trek offers spectacular clear views of Mount Manaslu along with the rhododendrons, wildlife, raging rivers, and overhanging suspension bridges. Mt. Manaslu (8,156m) is the eighth-highest mountain in the world. In the Manaslu trek tea house services are available since 2010 and offer an alternative to camping.

The Manaslu Circuit Trek is a remarkable adventure that takes you on a captivating journey through the awe-inspiring landscapes and rich cultural heritage of the Manaslu region in Nepal. This remote and less crowded trek has gained popularity among trekkers seeking a unique and off-the-beaten-path experience. With its towering peaks, including the majestic Manaslu Himal and Annapurna, the Manaslu Circuit Trek offers breathtaking views that rival some of the most renowned treks in the world. The highlight of the trek is crossing the challenging Larke La Pass, which stands at an impressive altitude of 5,160 meters (16,929 feet), providing trekkers with a sense of accomplishment and panoramic vistas of the surrounding mountains.

While the trek presents its challenges, including steep ascents and descents, as well as high altitudes, the rewards are abundant. Trekkers will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the pristine natural beauty of the region, passing through lush forests, serene valleys, and cascading waterfalls. Along the way, you'll encounter traditional villages and encounter the warm hospitality of the local communities, offering a glimpse into the rich cultural tapestry of the Manaslu region. The Manaslu Circuit Trek typically takes around 14 to 16 days to complete, allowing ample time for acclimatization and exploration of the picturesque villages of Samagaon and Samdo. It's important to note that a good level of physical fitness, prior trekking experience, and proper acclimatization are crucial for a safe and enjoyable

Embarking on the Manaslu Circuit Trek is a truly rewarding experience that offers a harmonious blend of adventure, natural beauty, and cultural immersion. This lesser-known gem in the Himalayas provides trekkers with an opportunity to create lifelong memories and forge a deep connection with the captivating landscapes and warm-hearted people of the Manaslu region.

Why should you embark on this Manaslu Trek?

  • Opened in 1992 but still developing, with tea house services since 2010

  • Access to restricted area status with reduced permit fees

  • Avoid the flight hassle & busy tea house trek 

  • Less crowded than the popular Everest Base CampAnnapurna Base Camp & Langtang Trek

  • A great alternative with a challenging High Pass, Larke La (5,160m)

  • Spectacular views of the Himalayas, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Himchuli, and Mt. Ganesh among many other mountains

  • Day hike to Manaslu Base Camp and  Birendra Taal (Lake) experiencing a unique cultural blend of Tibetan and Nepalese people

Manaslu Trek Route

Manaslu Trek can generally be done in 13 days with tea house services. There are various starting points such as Barpak, Sotikhola, or Arughat Bazaar in the Gorkha district. Treks starting from Gorkha or Barpak would require an entire trip of 17 days.

The trekking route is steep climb and follows the natural beauty of the wilderness as you walk towards Samagaun Village and get surrounded by many Mani walls and Buddhist monasteries. You can also take a day hike to Birendra Taal (Lake) and Manaslu Base Camp to see the Manaslu Glacier.

The trekking follows the Manaslu base camp and cross the larkya la pass. During the Lakya la pass crossing, there might be risk of altitude sickness and strong wind. The trekking route follows the Budhi gandaki river bank with crossing many suspension bridges.

Manaslu Circuit

Day 01 Drive: Kathmandu to Arughat and catch a private jeep to Soti Khola (700m) – 8 hours driving.

Day 02 Trek Soti Khola to Machha Khola (930m) – 6 hours walking.

Day 03 Trek Machha Khola to Jagat (1,410m) – 7-8 hours walking.

Day 04 Trek Jagat to Dang (1,800m) – 6 hours walking.

Day 05 Trek Dang to Namrung (2,660m) – 6 hours walking.

Day 06 Trek Namrung to Lho (3,180m) – 4 hours walking.

Day 07 Trek Lho to Samagaon (3,530m) – 4 hours walking.

Day 08 Acclimatization Dayside trip to either Manaslu Basecamp or Birendra Tal.

Day 09 Trek Samagaon to Samdo (3,875m) – 4 hours walking.

Day 10 Trek Samdo to Dharamsala (4,460m) – 4 hours walking.

Day 11 Trek Dharamsala – Larkya La Pass (5,160m) – 11 hours walking.

Day 12 Trek Bimthang to Dharapani (1,963m) – 9 hours walking.

Day 13 Drive Dharapani to Besisahar & Kathmandu about 10 hrs driving about 11 hours driving.

Manaslu Circuit Trekking 

Day 01 Drive: Kathmandu to Dobhan (2,070m) – 9-hour driving.

Day 02 Trek Dobhan to Sirdibas (1,420m) – 5 hours walking.

Day 03 Trek Sirdibas to Nyak (2,340m) – 6 hours walking.

Day 04 Trek Nyak to Namrung (2,630m) – 6-7 hours walking.

Day 05 Trek Namrung to Sama (3,520m) – 6-7 hours walking.

Day 06 Trek Sama half day rest and walk to Samdo (3,875m) – 3 hours walking.

Day 07 Trek Samdo to Dharmasala (4,460m) – 4 hours walking.

Day 08 Trek Dharmasala to Larkya La pass (5,160m) – Bimtang – 11 hours walking

Day 09 Trek Bimtang to Tilije (2,300m) – 8 hours walking

Day 10 Drive Tilije to Kathmandu for the trek takes about 11 hours.

The Samdo Village is one of the highest villages in the Manaslu region and offers a view of Pang Phuchi Village with the Tibetan border as a backdrop. Along the route, Cheo Himal, Himlung Himal, and Kang Guru are seen with the occasional glimpse of the Annapurna Massif. The Manaslu Himal will be visible at the highest pass for this trek, Larkya La Pass (5,160m), and is a challenging walk that takes around 11 hours while descending to Bhimthang.

The Manaslu Trek itinerary can be re-designed to shorter or longer days depending on your vacation time frame or special requirements. For customization of another schedule, you can drop us an e-mail at info@peacenepaltreks.com.

Permits required for Manaslu trek in Nepal

As the Manaslu region is a restricted area of Nepal, you are not allowed to trek on your own. It is mandatory to have at least one guide or one porter with a minimum of two people in your group and register with a government-registered local trekking agency in Kathmandu. You will also need other permit fees such as the Manaslu Conservation permit (MCAP) entry fees and also the Annapurna Conservation permit (ACAP) entry fees.

Manaslu circuit trek requires special trekking permits and an Annapurna conservation area permit (ACAP). The restricted area permit is issued with trekking companies like Peace Nepal Trek.

Manaslu Circuit Trekking Permits

Trekking permits are crucial to the trek across Nepal. Manaslu Circuit trekking permits are required for the trekking to start the trek. The trekking permit covers Manslu conservation area permit, restricted area permit, and Annapurna conservation area permit. Manaslu in conservation permit costs between 3000 – 1000 for non-SAARC nationals or 1000 – for SAARC nationals. The Annapurna Conservation Area permits cost around 300 (30 USD) for a foreign national and 1000 (20 USD) for SAARC nationals. Manaslu restricted area permit is compulsory.

Trek Difficulty and Physical Fitness Required for this Trek

This is very challenging trekking and we don't recommend it for beginners. You must be physically ready for the hike. High altitude has challenges for everyone and can also pose a serious challenge to people with unfit conditions and/or medical issues. For the fitter, this is a beautiful trek that encourages your progress even greater!

TIPPING GUIDES AND PORTERS

Although tipping hiking guides and porters isn't essential, it is recommended and expected and is generally beneficial. This rewards them for providing the service they have received and supports fairly low wages. A handful of hard-working porters prepared for lunch dal bhat following a long climb on the hill. a couple of hardworking porters prepared for lunch dal bhat after a long climb on the hill.

Accommodation on Manaslu Trek

Manaslu Trek can be done with a local homestay with tea house services where trekkers can get a sneak peek of the local life. Apart from the diverse culture, you will be gifted with the unforgettable beautiful mountain scenery of Manaslu Himal, Larkya Peak, Panbari, Samdo Himal, Nirekha, Saula, Khayang, Lamjung Himal, and Annapurna from the Larke La Pass.

There will be basic accommodation in every tea house for your meals and lodging with two single bedrooms and a shared bathroom. Single-room accommodation is more difficult to find here. At Dharmasala, there might be a need to camp overnight in a tent if there are no tea houses available.

There are many trekking lodge and guest house available on the trekking routes.

Transportation for Manaslu Trek

The transport from Kathmandu to the starting point, MachhaKhola, can be via local bus or private jeep hiring. From the ending point, Dharapani to Besisahar, it will be via a local jeep with cost-sharing per person. Finally, the transport from Besisahar to Kathmandu can be arranged with either a local bus or private transport as per your budget and needs.

Manaslu Circuit trek Itinerary

The standard trekking itinerary to the Manaslu circuit trek cost of 17 days. THe Manaslu circuit trek itinerary can be design according to your interest.

Day 1 : Drive: Kathmandu to Arughat and catch private jeep to Soti Khola (8 hours driving).

Day 2 : Trek Soti Khola to Machha khola.

Day 3 : Trek Machha Khola to Jagat - 8 hours walking

Day 4 : Trek Jagat to Dang -6 hours walking

Day 5 : Trek Dang to Namrung. -6 hours walking

Day 6 : Trek Namrung to Lho . 4 hour walking

Day 7 : Trek Lho to Samagaon.- 4 hours walking

Day 8 : Acclimatization Day – side trip to either Manaslu Basecamp or Birendra Tal

Day 9 : Trek Samagaon to Samdo - 4 hrs walking

Day 10 : Trek Samdo to Dharamasala - about 4 hrs walking

Day 11 : Trek Dharamasala – Larkya La Pass (5,160m) & Overnight stay a Bimthang, about 11 hr walkings

Day 12 : Trek Bimthang to Dharapani 9 hrs walking

Day 13 : Drive Dharapani to Besisahar & Kathmandu about 10 hrs driving.

What Is Included ?

  • Transportation: return transfers from the International airport to your hotel

  • Hotel stay: one-night hotel accommodation stay in Kathmandu

  • Entry fees: all government taxes and Annapurna conservation entry fees

  • Entry fees: Manaslu special permit fees

  • Entry fees: Manaslu conservation entry fees

  • TIMS CARD: (Trekking Information Management System)

  • Guide & porter: One experienced English-speaking guide & necessary supporter to carry your luggage (two guests = 1 porter (we pay their daily wages, insurance, trekking equipment, food, and accommodation)

  • Wages: 13 days guide wages including his insurance/meals/accommodation/insurance/equipment

  • Wages: 13 days porter (to carry your luggage) wages including his insurance/meals/accommodation/equipment

  • 12 nights mountain lodge accommodation (best available) with twin sharing basis on tea house services trek

  • Transportation: Kathmandu to Soti Khola via private jeep

  • Transportation: Dharapani to Besisahar via local jeep and Besisahar to Kathmandu via local bus or local micro Van

  • Trekking equipment: trekking poles, sleeping bag/duffle bag/down jacket (we provide these if necessary), to return after the trek completed

  • Water purification tablets: unlimited Chlorine treated Safe Drinking water

  • Supplementary snacks: energy bars and cookies at base camp

  • Fruits: Seasonal fresh fruits where is possible

  • Local SIM CARD (NCELL), to return after the trek completed

  • Rescue arrangements: in the emergency situation & the worst weather conditions

  • Diamox: Additional medication for altitude sickness (Acetazolamide etc)

  • Digital pulse: Oximeters for high altitude check

  • Crampons: Snow walking crampons in mountains if necessary

  • Map: Manaslu trekking map

  • Rubbish disposal

  • government taxes & PNT official service charge

Water: Mineral waters are available at all stops during tea house treks (paying your own). You can also use tap water if you choose to use water purification tablets.

Medical support: An emergency first aid kit is carried by the support staff at all times.

What Is Excluded?

  • Meals: All meals (lunch/dinner/breakfast) in Kathmandu & on the trek

  • Snacks: chocolate/aerated drinks/mineral water/alcoholic drinks/nutria bars

  • Hotel stays: extra night hotel stay in Kathmandu

  • Tipping: end of the trek tips to guides and support staff

  • Rescue services: additional costs in case of emergency (You must have adequate medical & travel insurance to cover any kind of emergencies), including helicopter evacuation & hospitalization (medical test, medicine) if required

  • extra expenses: personal expenses and any other unforeseen expenses, such as bottled water/coca-cola/WIFI on trek/hot shower/electric device recharge

  • City visit: sightseeing in Pokhara and Kathmandu entrance fees/transportation/hire guide

  • Flight ticket: Your International flight ticket airfare & Nepal entry visa fees which travel visa can get up on your arrival at Kathmandu airport, On Arrival Visa: Fee 15 Days – 25 USD, 30 Days – 40 USD, 90 Days – 100 USD

  • Services not mentioned herein Personal trekking equipment

Travel Insurances For Manaslu Trek

Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, travel insurance is a must. It will protect you from many risks, including medical emergencies, lost luggage, and flight accidents. It can also cover you for cancellations, legal expenses, and more.

While traveling to Nepal, you should ensure that you have adequate travel health insurance. It is very important to have the proper level of medical coverage, as medical care is expensive in the country. Fortunately, most policies include emergency medical evacuation costs.

Maps & Guidebooks

Many Kathmandu shops sell trekking maps from Manaslu Circuits to other parts. Though trekking with a registered guide is recommended, it is good to get to know the area and get to know where to go. Maps are perfect, is that true. Get your maps ready online before you travel. There are guides tailored specifically for Manaslus. For more comprehensive guidebooks please visit Lonely Planet Trekking in Nepal Himalaya.

Best Time for Manaslu Circuit Trek

The Manaslu Circuit Trek is a mesmerizing adventure that captivates trekkers with its awe-inspiring mountain views and cultural encounters. When it comes to choosing the best time for this remarkable journey, the spring season (March to May) and autumn season (September to November) emerge as the prime periods. During spring, the Manaslu region blooms with vibrant rhododendrons, while autumn offers crystal-clear skies and comfortable temperatures. These seasons provide trekkers with optimal weather conditions, ensuring better visibility, serene landscapes, and a more enjoyable trekking experience. However, it's important to remember that weather patterns can be unpredictable, so consulting with experienced guides or local experts will help you plan your trek accordingly. Embark on this extraordinary adventure during the ideal seasons and let the beauty of Manaslu unfold before your eyes.

Manaslu Trekking in Spring Season

Among the four seasons of the Annapurna Region, Manaslu is the best for trekking. Besides its magnificent beauty, Manaslu offers you a serene trek. The region offers clear blue skies and snow-clad mountains. The lower regions of the trek are awash with colorful rhododendron blooms. The region is also home to a full flow of streams, rivers, lakes, and waterfalls.

Manaslu Trek in the Autumn Season

During the fall season, Manaslu is a perfect destination for a trek. The region's weather is dry, and there are few hikers compared to other classical trails in Nepal. In addition, the weather in the autumn season provides trekkers with better visibility and a cooler temperature. It is a beautiful time to hike, especially in the evenings.

Where is Larke Pass? How High is Larkey Pass?

Larke Pass, also known as Larkya La Pass, is located in the Manaslu region of Nepal, which lies in the western part of the country. It is a mountain pass that sits along the Manaslu Circuit Trek, a popular trekking route in the Himalayas.

Larke Pass is the highest point situated at an impressive altitude of 5,160 meters (16,929 feet) above sea level. This makes it one of the highest points along the Manaslu Circuit Trek and a significant milestone for trekkers. The pass offers breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, including the mighty Manaslu Himal and other peaks in the region.

Crossing Larke Pass is a challenging and rewarding endeavor, as trekkers navigate steep ascents and descents, often amidst snow and rugged terrain. It requires careful acclimatization and appropriate trekking gear to ensure a safe and enjoyable crossing. However, the sense of achievement and the stunning vistas that await at the top of Larke Pass make it a memorable and worthwhile experience for adventurers exploring the Manaslu region.

Distance between Kathmandu to Manaslu

The distance from Kathmandu to the starting point of the Manaslu Circuit Trek can vary depending on the specific route taken. The trek typically begins from Soti Khola, which is the starting point for many trekkers embarking on the Manaslu Circuit.

The approximate distance from Kathmandu to Soti Khola is around 130 kilometers (80 miles) when traveling by road. This distance can be covered by various modes of transportation, including private jeeps, local buses, or a combination of both. The duration of the journey can range from 6 to 10 hours, depending on these variables.

It's advisable to allocate sufficient time for transportation and plan accordingly to ensure a smooth and comfortable journey from Kathmandu to the starting point of the Manaslu Circuit Trek.

Questions and Answers

Are there WIFI & Telecom networks on Manaslu Trek?

During the trek, WIFI and telephone services are available in most places which will incur additional costs. The connection might be intermittent at times. For any emergencies, you can use the local satellite phone.

What meals (breakfast/lunch/dinner) can get on Manaslu Trek?

As meals are excluded from our package, you will be required to pay for your own meals during the trek. You will pass by several tea houses each day during the trek and can pause for midday lunch anywhere according to individual preferences. Dinner and Breakfast will be served at the lodging for the night.

Prices are stated in the menu for those who are on a tight budget. Nepali food (e.g. DaahlBhat/lentils/pickle and vegetables) and spaghetti/pasta/soup/fried noodles/Thukpa/Tibetan bread etc. are among some of the common food choices available. You can bring along some snacks such as chocolate bars or restock along the trek if it runs out.

Are there WIFI & Telecom networks on Manaslu Trek?

During the trek, WIFI and telephone services are available in most places, but they may come at an additional cost. The connection might be intermittent at times. In case of emergencies, you can use local satellite phones.

What meals (breakfast/lunch/dinner) can you get on Manaslu Trek?

Meals are not included in the package, so you will need to pay for your own meals during the trek. There are several tea houses along the trek where you can stop for lunch according to your preferences. Dinner and breakfast will be provided at the lodges where you stay overnight. The menu usually includes Nepali food such as DaahlBhat (lentils, rice, and vegetables), as well as options like spaghetti, pasta, soup, fried noodles, Thukpa, Tibetan bread, and more. You can also bring your own snacks or restock along the trek if needed.

How difficult is the Manaslu Trek?

The Manaslu Trek is considered a challenging trek. It involves steep ascents and descents, high altitudes, and remote terrain. It requires a good level of physical fitness, endurance, and previous trekking experience. The trek involves walking for several hours each day, and you may experience altitude-related challenges. It is recommended to be well-prepared, acclimatize properly, and consult with experienced guides.

Which trek is better, Annapurna or Manaslu?

Both the Annapurna and Manaslu treks have their own unique attractions and challenges. The Annapurna Circuit Trek is more popular and well-developed, offering diverse landscapes, cultural experiences, and well-established tea house accommodations. The Manaslu Circuit Trek, on the other hand, is less crowded and allows for a more remote and off-the-beaten-path experience. It provides stunning mountain views, rich cultural encounters, and a wilderness trekking experience. The choice between the two depends on personal preferences and trekking goals.

How long is the Manaslu Circuit Trek?

The typical duration for the Manaslu Circuit Trek is around 14 to 16 days, depending on the itinerary and individual pace. The itinerary you provided outlines a 13-day trek, but it's important to note that trekking times and distances can vary based on individual fitness and acclimatization needs.

Can you trek Manaslu without a guide?

No, it is not allowed to trek the Manaslu Circuit without a registered guide. The Manaslu region is a restricted area in Nepal, and special permits are required to enter. These permits are only issued to organized trekking groups with a licensed guide. Having a guide ensures safety, proper navigation, and adherence to the rules and regulations set by the local authorities.

Which season is best to trek the Manaslu Circuit?

The best seasons to trek the Manaslu Circuit are spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). During these seasons, the weather is generally stable, with clear skies and pleasant temperatures. Spring offers beautiful rhododendron blooms, while autumn provides excellent visibility and comfortable trekking conditions. However, it's important to note that weather conditions can vary, and it's always advisable to check the latest forecasts before planning your trek.

Is the drinking water safe in Manaslu trekking regions?

Bottled water can be purchased cheaply and easily but plastic containers are not allowed in Manaslu regions. You can use water bottles and fill them with filtered or cooked water. It's best to use water purification tablets that can be purchased locally or shipped in Kathmandu. Discover World Trekking has an assortment of drinking water purifiers.

Manaslu Trekking Equipment

Whether you are a seasoned trekker or someone with limited trekking experience, you will need the right Manaslu trekking equipment to get the most out of your trip. You may want to rent some gear from a trekking store in Thamel, Nepal before you set out on your trek.

It's also a good idea to carry a first aid kit with you. This will help you to handle minor injuries or illnesses. You may also want to bring some water purification tablets, which can be bought in Nepal. These can help you stay hydrated at higher altitudes.

You will also want to pack some warm clothing. It's important to wear layers, so your body can stay warm while you're trekking. You can also wear a warm hat and UV protection sunglasses.

You can also use gaiters to protect your shoes from stones and rain. These are especially useful if you plan on trekking in the winter. They also help to protect your feet from mud and leeches.

For sleeping, you will want to pack a warm sleeping bag. You may also want to pack a sleeping bag liner, which will help keep your sleeping bag from getting dirty. This will also help you to have a better night's sleep.

You will also need to carry toiletries, such as shampoo and soap. You may also want to bring hand sanitizer, as well as feminine hygiene products. You should also bring a pair of gloves, as the cold weather will often freeze your hands.

Preparation for Manaslu Trekking journey

Preparing for the Manaslu Trek requires careful planning and consideration to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience in the Himalayas. Here is a comprehensive guide to help you prepare for the Manaslu Trek:

  1. Physical Fitness: The Manaslu Trek is a challenging trek that involves long hours of walking on steep and rugged terrain. It is essential to have a good level of physical fitness to endure the trek. Engage in regular cardiovascular exercises, such as hiking, jogging, or cycling, to build stamina and endurance. Additionally, incorporate strength and flexibility training exercises to prepare your muscles for the demands of the trek.

  2. Trekking Permits: Obtain the necessary permits for the Manaslu Trek. This includes the Manaslu Restricted Area Permit, Manaslu Conservation Area Permit (MCAP), and Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP). These permits can be obtained through a registered trekking agency or the Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu.

  3. Gear and Equipment: Invest in quality trekking gear and equipment to ensure your safety and comfort during the trek. Essential items include a sturdy backpack, hiking boots, warm clothing (layered for varying temperatures), a waterproof jacket, trekking poles, a sleeping bag, a headlamp, sunglasses, a hat, and sunscreen. Don't forget to carry a comprehensive first aid kit and water purification tablets.

  4. Training and Acclimatization: Before embarking on the Manaslu Trek, it is recommended to undertake shorter hikes and treks to acclimatize your body to higher altitudes. This helps prevent altitude sickness and prepares you for the challenges of the trek. Gradually increase the duration and altitude of your training hikes to build up your tolerance.

  5. Travel Insurance: Ensure you have comprehensive travel insurance that covers high-altitude trekking and emergency medical evacuation. Check the policy to confirm coverage for trekking at high altitudes and any specific requirements or restrictions.

  6. Packing and Supplies: Pack essential items such as water bottles, energy snacks, a water purification system, toiletries, a camera, extra batteries, and a portable charger. It's also advisable to bring a good map or guidebook of the Manaslu region to navigate the trail.

  7. Altitude and Health Considerations: Understand the symptoms and risks associated with altitude sickness and take necessary precautions. Stay hydrated, ascend slowly, and listen to your body. Familiarize yourself with the signs of altitude sickness and know when to descend or seek medical assistance if needed.

  8. Hiring a Guide and Porter: Consider hiring an experienced guide and porter for the trek. A knowledgeable guide can provide valuable insights into the region, ensure your safety, and assist with logistics. A porter can help carry your heavy backpack, allowing you to enjoy the trek without excessive strain.

  9. Weather and Season: Be aware of the weather conditions and choose the best season for the Manaslu Trek. Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) are generally considered the best times for trekking in the region, offering clear skies and stable weather conditions.

  10. Cultural Sensitivity: Respect the local culture and traditions of the communities you encounter during the trek. Learn basic Nepali phrases and customs to communicate and interact respectfully with the locals.

By following these guidelines and adequately preparing for the Manaslu Trek, you can enhance your trekking experience and make lasting memories in the stunning landscapes of the Manaslu region.

Manaslu Trekking Detail Itinerary

Day 1 : Drive: Kathmandu to Arughat and catch private jeep to Soti Khola (8 hours driving).

we can drive from Kathmandu to Arughat by local bus where a need to change twice to reach Soti Khola in about 8 hours. The road from Dading to Arughat & Sotikhola is a rough unsealed road. Alternatively can hire a private 4WD Jeep from Kathmandu & easier/more comfortable & will get you sooner than a local bus.

Day 2: Trek Soti Khola to Machha khola.

The walking treks start from here towards the Manaslu circuit and the walking destination for the second two day trip is Machha Khola passing through the shady sal forests trees and climbing up and down for some time on a with the views of waterfalls cliff and the beautiful village of Gurung Labubesi and Gale gaon. and continue walking to Machha Khola which is our first second night stay on the trek, TEA HOUSE staying.

Day 3 : Trek Machha Khola to Jagat - 8 hours walking

The place where we stay in JAGAT is the checkpoint of MCAP. we continued walking through the khorlabesi passing the few houses and passing the Tatopani (hot water) which is natural minerals and we walk continue at JAGAT for our stay in TEA HOUSE

Day 4 : Trek Jagat to Dang -6 hours walking

We walk Jagat to Dang through the village Phillim where we checked our permit again after passing the suspension wooden bridge and walking up and down. Here, you will see the signs of Buddhist culture with the MANi and written on stone. our walking continue towards Dang where we stay a night in TEA HOUSE

Day 5 : Trek Dang to Namrung. -6 hours walking

Today, our stay in Namrung village which is one of the Buddhist villages in the Manaslu region and can be seen Monastery and many prayer flags/MANI walls/chhortens along the trail and stay a night in this beautiful village TEA HOUSE

Day 6 : Trek Namrung to Lho . 4 hour walking

Today, we walk for a night stay in Lho which is already 3,180m altitude and we have short walking from Namrung to Lho about 4 hours only. It’s better to have slowly walked and resting when we are higher altitude for health to get a successful Manaslu circuit. Overnight stay in Lho TEA HOUSE

Day 7 : Trek Lho to Samagaon.- 4 hours walking

from Samagaon village can be seen the Mt. Manaslu Himal & Kutang Himal which is the Buddhist village and influenced by the Tibetan culture due to the proximity to Tibet and find many monasteries Mani walls and chhortens along with the villages. Overnight stay in Samagaon village in TEA HOUSE

Day 8 : Acclimatization Day – side trip to either Manaslu Basecamp or Birendra Tal

Today, we stay resting in SAMAGAON village for acclimatization and can do the short walking towards the Manaslu base camp or in Birendra Tal where you can observe excellent views of Samdo, Manaslu glacier, Icefall, and Himalaya. Overnight stay in SAMAGAON in TEA HOUSE

Day 9 : Trek Samagaon to Samdo - 4 hrs walking

Today for a night stay in SAMDO which is 3,875m higher than the sea level and can be seen the excellent views of Manaslu glacier/icefall. Mt. Manaslu Himal. we walk through the juniper and birch forest passes and reach SAMDO village for a night stay in TEA HOUSE

Day 10 : Trek Samdo to Dharamasala - about 4 hrs walking

We start walking Samdo to Dharmasala where we stay a night before crossing the Larkya La pass on the next day. It’s about 4 hours walking from Samdo to Dharmasala and prepare for the next day’s big hike and pass Larkya La.

Day 11 : Trek Dharamasala – Larkya La Pass (5,160m) & Overnight stay a Bimthang, about 11 hr walkings

The big day for today is Larkya La pass 5,160m and see the views of the beautiful mountains from the top. we can see Annapurna 11 7,937m, Kang Guru 6,981m, Himlung Himal 7,126m, Cheo Himal 6,820m. The trekking trails go through the numerous rocky moraines hills and reflect the surrounding snowy mountains  and after pass descending the steep trail passing through the Bimtang glacier and finally reached in Bimtang about 11 hours walking, stay a night Bimtang, TEA HOUSE

Day 12 : Trek Bimthang to Dharapani 9 hrs walking

The walking Bimtang to Dharapani will be a long walk about 9 hours where join the Annapurna tourist highway and start missing the quiet days in Manaslu. we stay a night in Dharapani, TEA HOUSE

Day 13 : Drive Dharapani to Besisahar & Kathmandu about 10 hrs driving.

Today, we catch the local jeep from Dharapani to Besi Sahar and catch the next local bus or private transport for your next travel destination either back in Kathmandu or in Pokhara city and our 13 days trekking journey ends here with happiness and enjoyment. Hopefully, you will gain some experience of Nepal Mountain life and enjoy it during your stay on the mountain.

Note: Above holiday itinerary can be customized to our guest-specific requirements and can make shorter and longer. We design your holidays accordingly.

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Around Manaslu trek Thanks to Nir and the team for organizing this fantastic trek and making our experience in Nepal an unforgettable one!!! Nir welcomed us at the airport on the first day and took the time to explain to us all aspects of the trek. His knowledge and experience were really appreciated :-). We met our guide and porter, Kama Dawa Sherpa and Nangche Sherpa on the day before the departure and were very pleased to share with them two weeks of trekking. Besides being attentive to us, and checking on our well-being, we have lots of fun with Kama Dawa and Nangche and shared a great moment with them. We felt really lucky to share this trek with them and were an essential part of the success of the trek! Nir arranged our keep part of our luggage and deliver them to a different city at the end of the trek, enabling us to leave as light as possible. We had the possibility to meet him on the way back and discuss our experience and potential new adventures 😉 I would without any doubt recommend the Peace Nepal trek for your next trek in Nepal, and look forward to the next time I will have the opportunity to visit Nepal, what a beautiful country!!

Fantastic Experience! We did the Manaslu trek with 2 friends, for our first experience in Nepal. Nir has been so great since the first email; very responsive and super helpful in helping us identify the best trek as per our expectations and wishes. He picked us up at the airport in person, came with us the first day to change currency, indicated to us a great place to eat, checked we had all necessary gear, and provided what I missed at no additional costs. One week after the end of the trek when we organized ourselves around Nepal, he met with us in Kathmandu and organized our transport to the airport. He works with a great staff. Our guide Kamadawa and our porter Nangche (Kamadawa's brother) were great during the entire trek: patients, fun, insightful, and supportive. They definitely put the customer's experience as their priority and it felt more friendship relation than business. I am considering going back soon for more trekking, and would definitely go back with the same team!

My name is Raymond van Driel, I live in the Netherlands and I’m a repeat customer of Peace Nepal Treks (p) Ltd. In 2002 my girlfriend and I and two friends wanted to do the Manaslu Circuit Trek in Nepal. We emailed a few trekking companies in Nepal but Peace Nepal Treks (p) Ltd. turned out to be one of the quickest in response and they offered a very nice itinerary at a good price. The services of Peace Nepal Treks were so excellent. We had an experienced guide, a great cook and the staff turned out to be very friendly and helpful. In 2003 my girlfriend and I planned a 6 months world travel that would start in Nepal. Without hesitation we wanted to do a trek with Peace Nepal Treks again, this time we went to Dolpo. Again, it lived up to all our expectations. In the past I have done treks in North America, South America and Africa and these guys belong to the best. I would recommend them to anyone, both experienced and inexperienced trekkers. Personally I always carry my backpack myself but this is not mandatory at all, you can also only carry a daypack. Peace Nepal Treks has a complete portfolio of treks for both the starters and the die-hards and of course every type of trekker in between. If you have any questions regarding Peace Nepal Treks, feel free to email me with any questions you have.

Manaslu Trek offers spectacular clear views of Manaslu along with the rhododendrons, wildlife, raging rivers, and overhanging suspension bridges. Mt. Manaslu (8,156m) is the eighth-highest mountain in the world. These trek and tea house services are available since 2010 and offer an alternative to camping.

Why should you embark on this Manaslu Trek?

  • Opened in 1992 but still developing, with tea house services since 2010
  • Access to restricted area status with reduced permit fees
  • Avoid the flight hassle & busy tea house trek 
  • Less crowded than the popular Everest Base CampAnnapurna Base Camp & Langtang Trek
  • A great alternative with a challenging High Pass, Larke La (5,160m)
  • Spectacular views of the Himalayas, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Himchuli, and Mt. Ganesh among many other mountains
  • Day hike to Manaslu Base Camp and  Birendra Taal (Lake) experiencing a unique cultural blend of Tibetan and Nepalese people

Manaslu Trek Route

Manaslu Trek can generally be done in 13 days with tea house services. There are various starting points such as Barpak, Sotikhola, or Arughat Bazaar in the Gorkha district. Treks starting from Gorkha or Barpak would require 17 days.

The trekking route follows the natural beauty of the wilderness as you walk towards Samagaun Village and get surrounded by many Mani walls and Buddhist monasteries. You can also take a day hike to Birendra Taal (Lake) and Manaslu Base Camp to see the Manaslu Glacier.

Manaslu Circuit

Day 01 Drive: Kathmandu to Arughat and catch a private jeep to Soti Khola (700m) – 8 hours driving.

Day 02 Trek Soti Khola to Machha Khola (930m) – 6 hours walking.

Day 03 Trek Machha Khola to Jagat (1,410m) – 7-8 hours walking.

Day 04 Trek Jagat to Dang (1,800m) – 6 hours walking.

Day 05 Trek Dang to Namrung (2,660m) – 6 hours walking.

Day 06 Trek Namrung to Lho (3,180m) – 4 hours walking.

Day 07 Trek Lho to Samagaon (3,530m) – 4 hours walking.

Day 08 Acclimatization Dayside trip to either Manaslu Basecamp or Birendra Tal.

Day 09 Trek Samagaon to Samdo (3,875m) – 4 hours walking.

Day 10 Trek Samdo to Dharamsala (4,460m) – 4 hours walking.

Day 11 Trek Dharamsala – Larkya La Pass (5,160m) – 11 hours walking.

Day 12 Trek Bimthang to Dharapani (1,963m) – 9 hours walking.

Day 13 Drive Dharapani to Besisahar & Kathmandu about 10 hrs driving about 11 hours driving.

Manaslu Circuit Trekking 

Day 01 Drive: Kathmandu to Dobhan (2,070m) – 9-hour driving.

Day 02 Trek Dobhan to Sirdibas (1,420m) – 5 hours walking.

Day 03 Trek Sirdibas to Nyak (2,340m) – 6 hours walking.

Day 04 Trek Nyak to Namrung (2,630m) – 6-7 hours walking.

Day 05 Trek Namrung to Sama (3,520m) – 6-7 hours walking.

Day 06 Trek Sama half day rest and walk to Samdo (3,875m) – 3 hours walking.

Day 07 Trek Samdo to Dharmasala (4,460m) – 4 hours walking.

Day 08 Trek Dharmasala to Larkya La pass (5,160m) – Bimtang – 11 hours walking

Day 09 Trek Bimtang to Tilije (2,300m) – 8 hours walking

Day 10 Drive Tilije to Kathmandu for about 11 hours.

The Samdo Village is one of the highest villages in the Manaslu region and offers a view of Pang Phuchi Village with the Tibetan border as a backdrop. Along the route, Cheo Himal, Himlung Himal, and Kang Guru are seen with the occasional glimpse of the Annapurna Massif. The Manaslu Himal will be visible at the highest pass for this trek, Larkya La Pass (5,160m), and is a challenging walk that takes around 11 hours while descending to Bhimthang.

The Manaslu Trek itinerary can be re-designed to shorter or longer days depending on your vacation time frame or special requirements. For customization of another schedule, you can drop us an e-mail at info@peacenepaltreks.com.

What are the special permit fees for Manaslu Trek?

As the Manaslu trek region is a restricted area of Nepal, you are not allowed to trek on your own. It is mandatory to have at least one guide or one porter with a minimum of two people in your group and register with a government-registered local trekking agency in Kathmandu. You will also need other permit fees such as the Manaslu Conservation permit (MCAP) entry fees and also the Annapurna Conservation permit (ACAP) entry fees.

Accommodation on Manaslu Trek

Manaslu Trek can be done with a local homestay with tea house services where trekkers can get a sneak peek of the local life. Apart from the diverse culture, you will be gifted with the unforgettable beautiful mountain scenery of Manaslu Himal, Larkya Peak, Panbari, Samdo Himal, Nirekha, Saula, Khayang, Lamjung Himal, and Annapurna from the Larke La Pass.

There will be basic accommodation in every tea house for your meals and lodging with two single-bedroom and a shared bathroom. Single-room accommodation is more difficult to find here. At Dharmasala, there might be a need to camp overnight in a tent if there are no tea houses available.

Transportation for Manaslu Trek

The transport from Kathmandu to the starting point, MachhaKhola, can be via local bus or private jeep hiring. From the ending point, Dharapani to Besisahar, it will be via a local jeep with cost-sharing per person. Finally, the transport from Besisahar to Kathmandu can be arranged with either a local bus or private transport as per your budget and needs.

Are there WIFI & Telecom networks on Manaslu Trek?

During the trek, WIFI and telephone services are available in most places which will incur additional costs. The connection might be intermittent at times. For any emergencies, you can use the local satellite phone.

What meals (breakfast/lunch/dinner) can get on Manaslu Trek?

As meals are excluded from our package, you will be required to pay for your own meals during the trek. You will pass by several tea houses each day during the trek and can pause for midday lunch anywhere according to individual preferences. Dinner and Breakfast will be served at the lodging for the night.

Prices are stated in the menu for those who are on a tight budget. Nepali food (e.g. DaahlBhat/lentils/pickle and vegetables) and spaghetti/pasta/soup/fried noodles/Thukpa/Tibetan bread etc. are among some of the common food choices available. You can bring along some snacks such as chocolate bars or restock along the trek if it runs out.

Manaslu Trekking in Spring Season

Among the four seasons of the Annapurna Region, Manaslu is the best for trekking. Besides its magnificent beauty, Manaslu offers you a serene trek. The region offers clear blue skies and snow-clad mountains. The lower regions of the trek are awash with colorful rhododendron blooms. The region is also home to a full flow of streams, rivers, lakes, and waterfalls.

Manaslu Trek in the Autumn Season

During the fall season, Manaslu is a perfect destination for a trek. The region's weather is dry, and there are few hikers compared to other classical trails in Nepal. In addition, the weather in the autumn season provides trekkers with better visibility and a cooler temperature. It is a beautiful time to hike, especially in the evenings.

Day to Day Itinerary

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Day 1 : Drive: Kathmandu to Arughat and catch private jeep to Soti Khola (8 hours driving).
Food
Self-Food
Accomodation
Lodge Stay Accommodation
Elevation
730

we can drive from Kathmandu to Arughat by local bus where a need to change twice to reach Soti Khola in about 8 hours. The road from Dading to Arughat & Sotikhola is a rough unsealed road. Alternatively can hire a private 4WD Jeep from Kathmandu & easier/more comfortable & will get you sooner than a local bus.

Day 2 : Trek Soti Khola to Machha khola.
Food
Self-Food
Accomodation
Lodge Stay Accommodation
Elevation
930

The walking treks start from here towards the Manaslu circuit and the walking destination for the second day is Machha Khola passing through the shady sal forests trees and climbing up and down for some time on a with the views of waterfalls cliff and the beautiful village of Gurung Labubesi and Gale gaon. and continue walking to Machha Khola which is our first second night stay on the trek, TEA HOUSE staying.

Day 3 : Trek Machha Khola to Jagat - 8 hours walking
Food
Self-Food
Accomodation
Lodge Stay Accommodation
Elevation
1410

The place where we stay in JAGAT is the checkpoint of MCAP. we continued walking through the khorlabesi passing the few houses and passing the Tatopani (hot water) which is natural minerals and we walk continue at JAGAT for our stay in TEA HOUSE

Day 4 : Trek Jagat to Dang -6 hours walking
Food
Self-Food
Accomodation
Lodge Stay Accommodation
Elevation
1800

We walk Jagat to Dang through the village Phillim where we checked our permit again after passing the suspension bridge and walking up and down. Here, you will see the signs of Buddhist culture with the MANi and written on stone. our walking continue towards Dang where we stay a night in TEA HOUSE

Day 5 : Trek Dang to Namrung. -6 hours walking
Food
Self-Food
Accomodation
Lodge Stay Accommodation
Elevation
2660

Today, our stay in Namrung village which is one of the Buddhist villages in the Manaslu region and can be seen Monastery and many prayer flags/MANI walls/chhortens along the trail and stay a night in this beautiful village TEA HOUSE

Day 6 : Trek Namrung to Lho . 4 hour walking
Food
Self-Food
Accomodation
Lodge Stay Accommodation
Elevation
3180

Today, we walk for a night stay in Lho which is already 3,180m altitude and we have short walking from Namrung to Lho about 4 hours only. It’s better to have slowly walked and resting when we are higher altitude for health to get a successful Manaslu circuit. Overnight stay in Lho TEA HOUSE

Day 7 : Trek Lho to Samagaon.- 4 hours walking
Food
Self-Food
Accomodation
Lodge Stay Accommodation
Elevation
3529

from Samagaon village can be seen the Mt. Manaslu Himal & Kutang Himal which is the Buddhist village and influenced by the Tibetan culture due to the proximity to Tibet and find many monasteries Mani walls and chhortens along with the villages. Overnight stay in Samagaon village in TEA HOUSE

Day 8 : Acclimatization Day – side trip to either Manaslu Basecamp or Birendra Tal
Food
Self-Food
Accomodation
Lodge Stay Accommodation
Elevation
3530

Today, we stay resting in SAMAGAON village for acclimatization and can do the short walking towards the Manaslu base camp or in Birendra Tal where you can observe excellent views of Samdo, Manaslu glacier, Icefall, and Himalaya. Overnight stay in SAMAGAON in TEA HOUSE

Day 9 : Trek Samagaon to Samdo - 4 hrs walking
Food
Self-Food
Accomodation
Lodge Stay Accommodation
Elevation
3875

Today for a night stay in SAMDO which is 3,875m higher than the sea level and can be seen the excellent views of Manaslu glacier/icefall. Mt. Manaslu Himal. we walk through the juniper and birch forest passes and reach SAMDO village for a night stay in TEA HOUSE

Day 10 : Trek Samdo to Dharamasala - about 4 hrs walking
Food
Self-Food
Accomodation
Lodge Stay Accommodation
Elevation
4460

We start walking Samdo to Dharmasala where we stay a night before crossing the Larkya La pass on the next day. It’s about 4 hours walking from Samdo to Dharmasala and prepare for the next day’s big hike and pass Larkya La.

Day 11 : Trek Dharamasala – Larkya La Pass (5,160m) & Overnight stay a Bimthang, about 11 hr walkings
Food
Self-Food
Accomodation
Lodge Stay Accommodation
Elevation
3590

The big day for today is Larkya La pass 5,160m and see the views of the beautiful mountains from the top. we can see Annapurna 11 7,937m, Kang Guru 6,981m, Himlung Himal 7,126m, Cheo Himal 6,820m. The trekking trails go through the numerous rocky moraines hills and reflect the surrounding snowy mountains  and after pass descending the steep trail passing through the Bimtang glacier and finally reached in Bimtang about 11 hours walking, stay a night Bimtang, TEA HOUSE

Day 12 : Trek Bimthang to Dharapani 9 hrs walking
Food
Self-Food
Accomodation
Lodge Stay Accommodation
Elevation
1963

The walking Bimtang to Dharapani will be a long walk about 9 hours where join the Annapurna tourist highway and start missing the quiet days in Manaslu. we stay a night in Dharapani, TEA HOUSE

Day 13 : Drive Dharapani to Besisahar & Kathmandu about 10 hrs driving.
Food
Self-Food
Accomodation
Hotel Stay in Kathmandu
Elevation
1300

Today, we catch the local jeep from Dharapani to Besi Sahar and catch the next local bus or private transport for your next travel destination either back in Kathmandu or in Pokhara city and our 13-day trekking journey ends here with happiness and enjoyment. Hopefully, you will gain some experience of Nepal Mountain life and enjoy it during your stay on the mountain.

Note: The above holiday itinerary can be customized to our guest-specific requirements and can be made shorter and longer. We design your holidays accordingly.

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What Is Included ?

  • Transportation: return transfers from the International airport to your hotel
  • Hotel stay: one-night hotel accommodation stay in Kathmandu
  • Entry fees: all government taxes and Annapurna conservation entry fees
  • Entry fees: Manaslu special permit fees
  • Entry fees: Manaslu conservation entry fees
  • TIMS CARD: (Trekking Information Management System)
  • Guide & porter: One experienced English-speaking guide & necessary supporter to carry your luggage (two guests = 1 porter (we pay their daily wages, insurance, trekking equipment, food, and accommodation)
  • Wages: 13 days guide wages including his insurance/meals/accommodation/insurance/equipment
  • Wages: 13 days porter (to carry your luggage) wages including his insurance/meals/accommodation/equipment
  • 12 nights mountain lodge accommodation (best available) with twin sharing basis on tea house services trek
  • Transportation: Kathmandu to Soti Khola via private jeep
  • Transportation: Dharapani to Besisahar via local jeep and Besisahar to Kathmandu via local bus or local micro Van
  • Trekking equipment: trekking poles, sleeping bag/duffle bag/down jacket (we provide these if necessary), to return after the trek completed
  • Water purification tablets: unlimited Chlorine treated Safe Drinking water
  • Supplementary snacks: energy bars and cookies at base camp
  • Fruits: Seasonal fresh fruits where is possible
  • Local SIM CARD (NCELL), to return after the trek completed
  • Rescue arrangements: in the emergency situation & the worst weather conditions
  • Diamox: Additional medication for altitude sickness (Acetazolamide etc)
  • Digital pulse: Oximeters for high altitude check
  • Crampons: Snow walking crampons in mountains if necessary
  • Map: Manaslu trekking map
  • Rubbish disposal
  • government taxes & PNT official service charge

Water: Mineral waters are available at all stops during tea house treks (paying your own). You can also use tap water if you choose to use water purification tablets.

Medical support: An emergency first aid kit is carried by the support staff at all times.

What Is Excluded?

  • Meals: All meals (lunch/dinner/breakfast) in Kathmandu & on the trek
  • Snacks: chocolate/aerated drinks/mineral water/alcoholic drinks/nutria bars
  • Hotel stays: extra night hotel stay in Kathmandu
  • Tipping: end of the trek tips to guides and support staff
  • Rescue services: additional costs in case of emergency (You must have adequate medical & travel insurance to cover any kind of emergencies), including helicopter evacuation & hospitalization (medical test, medicine) if required
  • extra expenses: personal expenses and any other unforeseen expenses, such as bottled water/coca-cola/WIFI on trek/hot shower/electric device recharge
  • City visit: sightseeing in Pokhara and Kathmandu entrance fees/transportation/hire guide
  • Flight ticket: Your International flight ticket airfare & Nepal entry visa fees which travel visa can get up on your arrival at Kathmandu airport, On Arrival Visa: Fee 15 Days – 25 USD, 30 Days – 40 USD, 90 Days – 100 USD
  • Services not mentioned herein Personal trekking equipment

Travel Insurances For Manaslu Circuit Trek

Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, travel insurance is a must. It will protect you from many risks, including medical emergencies, lost luggage, and flight accidents. It can also cover you for cancellations, legal expenses, and more.

While traveling to Nepal, you should ensure that you have adequate travel health insurance. It is very important to have the proper level of medical coverage, as medical care is expensive in the country. Fortunately, most policies include emergency medical evacuation costs.

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Additional Information

Manaslu Trekking in Spring Season

Among the four seasons of the Annapurna Region, Manaslu is the best for trekking. Besides its magnificent beauty, Manaslu offers you a serene trek. The region offers clear blue skies and snow-clad mountains. The lower regions of the trek are awash with colorful rhododendron blooms. The region is also home to a full flow of streams, rivers, lakes, and waterfalls.

Manaslu Trek in the Autumn Season

During the fall season, Manaslu is a perfect destination for a trek. The region's weather is dry, and there are few hikers compared to other classical trails in Nepal. In addition, the weather in the autumn season provides trekkers with better visibility and a cooler temperature. It is a beautiful time to hike, especially in the evenings.

Whether you are a seasoned trekker or someone with limited trekking experience, you will need the right Manaslu trekking equipment to get the most out of your trip. You may want to rent some gear from a trekking store in Thamel, Nepal before you set out on your trek.

It's also a good idea to carry a first aid kit with you. This will help you to handle minor injuries or illnesses. You may also want to bring some water purification tablets, which can be bought in Nepal. These can help you stay hydrated at higher altitudes.

You will also want to pack some warm clothing. It's important to wear layers, so your body can stay warm while you're trekking. You can also wear a warm hat and UV protection sunglasses.

You can also use gaiters to protect your shoes from stones and rain. These are especially useful if you plan on trekking in the winter. They also help to protect your feet from mud and leeches.

For sleeping, you will want to pack a warm sleeping bag. You may also want to pack a sleeping bag liner, which will help keep your sleeping bag from getting dirty. This will also help you to have a better night's sleep.

You will also need to carry toiletries, such as shampoo and soap. You may also want to bring hand sanitizer, as well as feminine hygiene products. You should also bring a pair of gloves, as the cold weather will often freeze your hands.

  • Good standard trekking boots
  • Camping shoes/thongs
  • Socks-polypropylene
  • Down Jacket
  • Fleece
  • T-shirts
  • Trekking trousers
  • Shorts (both casual and for treks)
  • Swimwear
  • Sun Hat
  • Woolen Hat
  • Nylon Windbreaker
  • Gloves
  • Gaters
  • Strong Rucksack
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Water Bottle
  • Torch/headlamp (with spare batteries)
  • Toiletries/soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Sunblock
  • Travel Towel
  • Wet-wipes
  • Medication (cough medicine, throat soothers, water purification tablets)
  • Sunglasses
  • Binoculars
  • Camera & lenses
  • Memory cards
  • GPS Tracking Units may be helpful
  • Altimeter
  • Compass
  • Book/music player/pack of cards
  • Padlock
  • A plastic bag for waste
  • Energy/snack bars

What is the joining group in the Manaslu circuit trek?

Joining group departures are fixed dates and guaranteed to depart the trek with a minimum of two people to a maximum of 10 people in the group. The benefit of joining the group is sharing the cost at a lower price & share different experiences with other travelers during your holidays.

Are you planning for the Manaslu circuit trek by joining the group?

Yes, we have set planned joining group upcoming months and fixed dates. If you are alone or have more people & still want to join the group, you can ask our expert once. He will write a quick response as possible if the dates are available in your time frame and suggest the best as you wish and as a budget. To make sure that to issue the special permit fees, you should arrive in Kathmandu two days before. As this is one of the special TEA HOUSE TREK in Nepal, we need three different kinds of permission from the Nepal government to travel the Manaslu circuit trek. First: we need at least a week of special permit fees, Second: we need Manaslu conservation entry fees, Third: we need Annapurna conservation entry fees & Fourth: we need TIMS CARD (Trekking Information Management System)

CHOOSE A PRIVATE DATE

If you’d prefer to share this Peace Nepal Treks (p) Ltd. holiday trip with your own group of friends, we’ve got good news, it’s also available as a Private Adventure!, Our Private Adventure specialists are on hand to give you a quote or talk through some different options.

Feel free to give them a call at 977-1-4266467 or Email us at info@peacenepaltreks.com

Client Reviews

Anne-Sophie

Kathmandu, Nepal

Feb 23, 2024

Around Manaslu trek Thanks to Nir and the team for organizing this fantastic trek and making our experience in Nepal an unforgettable one!!! Nir welcomed us at the airport on the first day and took the time to explain to us all aspects of the trek. His knowledge and experience were really appreciated :-). We met our guide and porter, Kama Dawa Sherpa and Nangche Sherpa on the day before the departure and were very pleased to share with them two weeks of trekking. Besides being attentive to us ... + See more , and checking on our well-being, we have lots of fun with Kama Dawa and Nangche and shared a great moment with them. We felt really lucky to share this trek with them and were an essential part of the success of the trek! Nir arranged our keep part of our luggage and deliver them to a different city at the end of the trek, enabling us to leave as light as possible. We had the possibility to meet him on the way back and discuss our experience and potential new adventures 😉 I would without any doubt recommend the Peace Nepal trek for your next trek in Nepal, and look forward to the next time I will have the opportunity to visit Nepal, what a beautiful country!! ... - See less


Jujulaus

Kathmandu, Nepal

Feb 23, 2024

Fantastic Experience! We did the Manaslu trek with 2 friends, for our first experience in Nepal. Nir has been so great since the first email; very responsive and super helpful in helping us identify the best trek as per our expectations and wishes. He picked us up at the airport in person, came with us the first day to change currency, indicated to us a great place to eat, checked we had all necessary gear, and provided what I missed at no additional costs. One week after the end of the trek wh ... + See more en we organized ourselves around Nepal, he met with us in Kathmandu and organized our transport to the airport. He works with a great staff. Our guide Kamadawa and our porter Nangche (Kamadawa's brother) were great during the entire trek: patients, fun, insightful, and supportive. They definitely put the customer's experience as their priority and it felt more friendship relation than business. I am considering going back soon for more trekking, and would definitely go back with the same team! ... - See less


Roos

Kathmandu, Nepal

Feb 23, 2024

My first time in Nepal was 2,5 weeks of Manaslu circuit trekking, rafting, and visiting monasteries where no tourists come. Nir and his man took such good care of us, so helpful, and caring about us. Dana is a great cook !! They are so professional and know their country very well. Thanks to all of you for a fantastic 2,5 weeks taking care of us in such a great, loving, and caring Nepalese way! ... + See more ... - See less


Jayne T

Kathmandu, Nepal

Feb 23, 2024

Excellent trekking company and so much more! My sister and I planned to walk the Manaslu trek in March - the preparation information and equipment supply was first class from Nir. Then we met Sherpa Tirtha and Nonse - who were friendly and professional - which when I suddenly became unwell with Nir ensured I was taken care of quickly, not only that but the aftercare was that Nir arranged another trek for my sister (mardi which she thoroughly enjoyed)- and he visited me daily whilst in hospital ... + See more and on my discharge - I had the most amazing time - he organized a homestay ( fantastic insight into village life) and a stay in a monastery (absolutely incredible) to find a well run informed professional tour company is difficult enough, but one like Peace Nepal treks is unique - in their care and compassion and being able to think out of the box. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending them! ... - See less


Helen

Kathmandu, Nepal

Feb 23, 2024

The best trekking company! Excellent personal service, an understanding of your personal needs, and the most professional team of Guides and Porters. The service from Nir was professional and tailored to our needs from start to finish. We had planned the Manasulu Trek, but my sister became ill, so he not only helped in getting her to the hospital, made daily visits, and an alternative tour for her, but also enabled me to continue with another trek. My subsequent trek to Mardi Himal and poon h ... + See more ill with Tirtha and Nontse was fantastic. Each day we made a plan on what I wanted to do, and they made sure I was happy and sorted. Their attention to detail regarding places to stay, meals, and safety (saved me from a yak attack!) was amazing. I really enjoyed their company and humor. All the equipment I borrowed from down jacket to sleeping bags were fit for purpose. I can wholeheartedly recommend Peace Nepal Treks, they will make sure that whatever happens on your trip you are well cared for. ... - See less


Becs J

Kathmandu, Nepal

Feb 23, 2024

Spectacular trek in the Manaslu region A big thank you to Peace Nepal Treks for organizing our Manaslu circuit trek. Nir suggested an alternative route at the start which took us through the villages of Balua, Barprak, and Laprak and stayed in homestays which was one of the highlights of the trip. We were well looked after by our guide and porter, Prem and Raj, who seemed to enjoy the stunning scenery as much as we did and made sure we had good accommodation and everything we needed on the trip ... + See more . ... - See less


JeffersonLuc

Kathmandu, Nepal

Feb 23, 2024

Wonderful People A fantastic group of people who made sure our experience in Nepal was unforgettable. Thoroughly professional and so very friendly. They helped us immerse ourselves in an authentic Nepali experience. Demonstrated an ability to handle large groups with ease. Anything we needed was taken care of, no matter how untimely or outrageous the request was. A very respectable business that I certainly would recommend to everyone. I can not speak highly enough of Peace Nepal Treks. ... + See more ... - See less


Geerrift

Kathmandu, Nepal

Feb 23, 2024

Great services, great people – what a trip! My girlfriend and I went to Nepal in October to trek in the Manaslu region. My girlfriend had found Peace Nepal Trek through one of her peers and this proved to be a very good choice! When we came to the airport in Kathmandu we were instantly greeted by Nir Lama, who helped us to our accommodations by car. During the drive, we discussed how we should get a hold of each other before the trip and chatted a little about Nepal and Kathmandu. We told hi ... + See more m that we had found two more trekkers through Trekkingspartners.com who would like to join the trip. This was no problem at all. Prior to the trip we went to PNT's main building in Thamel and got all the necessary things in place. Both my girlfriend and I needed a couple of trekking poles and I needed a warm sleeping bag, all of which was provided by Nir. When we commenced our trip it soon became apparent to us that our guide, Dubsang, was sturdy, humble, and very helpful. During the whole trip, he always saw to our health and mentality and did a wonderful job of keeping the spirit up if things went sour. Dubsang always maintained a perfect middle ground between professional distance and friendly curiosity. Our guide also had a lot of knowledge about the surroundings. During the trip, he gave us some historical insights and he knew several of the tea housekeepers which made our stays as comfortable as possible. We were quite unfortunate with the timing though. Since a raging typhoon had started blizzards in the mountains we were unable to cross Larke Pass and had to head back the way we came. This was the sucky part of the trip. But even then PNT was flexible and rearranged the transport. Once we came back to Kathmandu we had a debrief with Nir and even though the trip was in fact done, he still helped us with transport out to the airport. All in all, this has been a trip of a lifetime and we were all very happy with the professional and quite inexpensive services that Peace Nepal Treks has provided! ... - See less


Raymond van Driel

Raymond van Driel

Netherlands Antilles

Feb 23, 2024

My name is Raymond van Driel, I live in the Netherlands and I’m a repeat customer of Peace Nepal Treks (p) Ltd. In 2002 my girlfriend and I and two friends wanted to do the Manaslu Circuit Trek in Nepal. We emailed a few trekking companies in Nepal but Peace Nepal Treks (p) Ltd. turned out to be one of the quickest in response and they offered a very nice itinerary at a good price. The services of Peace Nepal Treks were so excellent. We had an experienced guide, a great cook and the staff ... See more turned out to be very friendly and helpful. In 2003 my girlfriend and I planned a 6 months world travel that would start in Nepal. Without hesitation we wanted to do a trek with Peace Nepal Treks again, this time we went to Dolpo. Again, it lived up to all our expectations. In the past I have done treks in North America, South America and Africa and these guys belong to the best. I would recommend them to anyone, both experienced and inexperienced trekkers. Personally I always carry my backpack myself but this is not mandatory at all, you can also only carry a daypack. Peace Nepal Treks has a complete portfolio of treks for both the starters and the die-hards and of course every type of trekker in between. If you have any questions regarding Peace Nepal Treks, feel free to email me with any questions you have. See less...


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