Manaslu circuit Trek - 17 Days

From: USD 1,585.00 (Per Person)

Duration: 17 Days

Destination: Nepal

Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

Transportation: Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus

Accommodation: Lodge to lodge

Trek Style:

Group Size: Mini - 2 / Max-16

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Trip Highlights:

  • Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola
  • Views of the world's highest peaks- including Manaslu mountain (8,156m), LamjungHimal, Mt.Annapurna II, etc.
  • Trek along the Budhi Gandaki River gorge
  • The highest point on the trek - Larkya La Pass (5,106m / 16,751ft)
  • Rich biodiversity and beautiful natural scenery
  • Captivating flora and fauna
  • Insight into Hindu and Buddhist culture
  • Possibility of spotting wild endangered species like snow leopard


Manaslu circuit Trekking considered as one of the most challenging treks in Nepal. Manaslu circuit Trek is located at the Gorkha district of Nepal and lies within Annapurna trekking region. Mt. Manaslu is elevated up to 8163 meters and shares northern border with Tibet. Though it is opened for trekkers recently it has been celebrated for its supreme beauty and mixture of Tibetan and Nepalese culture adventure. This place is known for wildlife, different variety of wild flowers and rhododendron, powerfully flowing rivers and highly dramatic panorama of mountains. The best part of Manaslu trek is unquestionably the stunning and unopposed view of Manaslu. Due to improved trails along the Budhi gandaki the trek has become much easier than before. Each year 2000 people visit this place half of these visit during the month of October. Which is fewer then the trekkers visiting Annapurna and Everest. This is due to lack of camping facilities and due to its restricted area status. Manaslu circuit trekking is known for its prosperous biodiversity and superb scenic view of the mountain.

Nepal the land of entrance diversification in terms of geography, nature and culture await  its visitors to give them astounding memory. Among different trekking routes available in Nepal ,manaslu region is one the diverse trekking trail. The manaslu trekking takes you from the plain that land to the upper belt. The trek would be very adventures as the trekkers may hide and seek with the glavial river budigandaki along the trail the small business town of Nepalese rural society could bean unique experiences for you to observe the involving Nepalese rural people. The crossing of more the 20 suspension bridge could lit up the thorns in your skin out of enthralling adventure. The distant scenery mount manaslu could encourage you to walk hard as the mountains seems to be waiting you all the way to its lap.

Cost Details

Cost Include

  • Airport picks up and drops.
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Arughat to Soti Khola (trek start) and from Chamje (trek end) to Kathmandu by jeep/bus
  • All standard meals (13 Lunches, 12 Dinners, and 13 Breakfasts) during the trek.
  • Three nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu city tours including all entry fees, tour guide and private vehicle
  • Accommodations. Total 13 nights. Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
  • Government licensed English speaking Trekking experienced trek leader (One assistant guide for a group of 8 or more trekkers) and porter(s) to help trekker’s luggage. (One porter for every two trekkers. Each trekker luggage limit is 10kg.)
  • Guides and porter wages, their meals, insurance, lodging, transportation, and equipment cost)
  • Manaslu Special Permit with Conservation Area Permit and Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP)
  • Snacks (cookies) and seasonal fresh fruits every day
  • All government, local taxes, and official expenses
  • Rescue operation arrangement in case of complicated health conditions (funded by travel insurance)
  • Backpacker Treks achievement certificate after the successful trek
  • First aid medical kit with provision of Oximeter to monitor oxygen level and heartbeat
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at the end of the trek

Cost Exclude

  • International flight airfare
  • Nepal entry visa fees at Tribhuvan International Airport (paid in cash)
  • Excess baggage charges (limit is 10 kg per trekker)
  • All accommodations and meals in Kathmandu, before and after the journey
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival/late departure or early return from the trek.
  • Personal expenses (shopping, snacks, bottled water or boiled water, hot (tea, coffee) and cold drinks, hot shower, alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee, extra porters, etc
  • Personal clothing and gear
  • Travel insurance has to cover emergency helicopter high-altitude rescue, and evacuation along with medical costs (compulsory)
  • Tips for guide and porters (Recommended)
  • Additional costs due to delays caused by circumstances beyond our control, for example, landslides, bad weather, itinerary modification due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes, etc
  • All the costs and expenses which are not listed in " which are not mentioned on price include section.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Your arrival to Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel. B.B.You will be welcomed by our team members at the Airport and will be then ushered to the Hotel. Our travel representatives and team members will explain briefly about the travel itinerary upon your arrival. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 02Drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola (710m/2328 ft.); Distance: 140 km, Duration: 8 hoursThe drive from Kathmandu to Dhading Besi on smooth pitched road and then the ride of bumpy, dusty postal road approximately 32 kms to Arughat. The arughat is the main starting point of this trekking and this small town gives you the viewpoint of the market to the village dwellers in Nepal. Arughat presents retail shops and houses of Gurung, Newar, Muslim and Chhetri community. The town is on the bank of Budhi Gandaki river which will be the uphill companion of all trekkers from the first day on of this circuit trekking.

Day 03Soti Khola to Machha Khola (900m/2952ft); Walking Distance: 14.2 km, Duration: 5-6 hoursThe ever glorious and ever flowing glacial BudhiGandaki River is our company and all the trekkers trek along its bank to meet the ultimate source of this gigantic river. The civilization along the banks of this river and surrounding rivers would enthrall your imagination of this area taking you to the Machha Khola.

Day 04Machha Khola to Jagat (1340m/4395ft); Walking Distance: 22.2 km, Duration: 5-6 hoursThe whistling stream and rocky ravines takes us to the hot spring area. There we could have a proper hot bath and take our lunch. At this very juncture we cross the river Budhi Gandaki river and reach the place called Doban. This means the junction of two rivers in Nepali.

Day 05Jagat to Deng (2095m/6871ft); Walking Distance: 20 km, Duration: 8-9 hoursThe step and hardened landscapes will test your adventure mind while walking along the trail up to Yara Khola.From this place we move into the designated Manaslu Conservation Area. Shringi Himal smiles at us as if playing the hide and seek with the locals and trekkers. Then our trip move towards Deng

Day 06Deng to Namrung (2900m/9512ft); Walking Distance: 19.4 km, Duration: 5-6 hoursDeng offers you the chance to test your pride as the surrounding hills look small than ever while you feel as if you are the part of all these majestic tall mountains. The crossing of BudhiGandaki river again takes place in this area by suspension bridge. The Chhote Khola Hydropower Project has leased life to this dull area in terms of human settlement.

Day 07Namrung to Lho Gaun (3180m/10430ft); Walking Distance: 10.5 km, Duration: 5-6 hoursThis part of the trail presents the scene above river finally. The view of curling river is majestic and the trail accompanying the waterfall of Shiringi River too enthralls you and takes you to your dream wild land of nature. The forests of conifers and monkey will be on the way too..

Day 08Lho Gaun to Samagaon (3500m/11480ft); Walking Distance: 8.1 km, Duration: 6-7 hoursThe trek then accompany Thusang Khola. Manaslu and himal chuli are the major landscape from now on. The lama settlements with monastery and mane walls of Tibetan origin across the glacier fed Numla khola the valley is just few kilometers from Tibet.

Day 09Acclimatization Day at SamagaunThe acclimatization is done in Samagaon through mini hiking along and around Samagaon presenting you the chance to observe Tibetan influenced settlements, waterfalls and snowcapped mountains views.

Day 10Samagaon to Samdo (3690m/12103ft); Walking Distance: 8.1 km, Duration: 3-4 hoursThe Samdo village is uphill walking from Samagaon as it presents Manaslu Glacier which branches off to Manaslu Base Camp. The path presents birch, juniper and rhododendron forests. The Samdo is also the village of Tibetan refugee as it is just an hour walk from Tibet.

Day 11Samdo to Dharmasala (4450m/14596ft); Walking Distance: 6.6 km, Duration: 4-5 hoursThis day’s walk is easiest one as we cross the Budhi Gandaki river for final time here and move towards Juniper and Rhododendron Forests along the Manaslu Glacial. Then we move towards Bimtang for lodging.

Day 12Dharmasala to Bhimphedi (3590m/11775ft) via Larkya La Pass (5,106m/16748ft); Walking Distance: 24.5 km, Duration: 8-9 hours This part of the trek starts very early around 4 a.m. to avoid the gale force wind which becomes very strong after mid day. (The long and extended trekking makes a short descent to glacial lake and reach the summit of moraine. The frozen lakes would accompany us towards Larkey La. Even if its tough the view of Himlung, Kanguru and Annapurna as well as Manaslu rewards you greatly

Day 13Bhimphedi to Tilje (2300m/7544ft); Walking Distance: 26 km, Duration: 8-9 hoursThe tough trekking ends here. We descend lower via juniper and rhododendron forests taking us back to the paddy fields and small swift rivers amidst flora and fauna. The trek reaches to the ultimate climax at this junction as we meet Dudh Khola. The crisp clean white river Dudh Khola which in English can be termed as Milk River.

Day 14Tilje to Chamje (1410m/4625ft); Walking Distance: 19.4 km, Duration: 6-7 hoursAfter Tilije we move towards Jagat from where hilly roads are constructed and we will have a jeep ride. The trail gives you the chance to encounter with the Dudh khola and Marshyangdi river meeting together. We will also get chance to meet the trekkers of Annapurna Circuit coming via Manang in this junction of the trek.

Day 15Drive from Chamje to Kathmandu by Private Vehicle; Distance: 215 km, Duration 8-9 hoursTrek back to Kathmandu by jeep or local bus it takes 10 hours

Day 16Sightseeing & Relax Day On a spare day, you can roam around Thamel or other major touristic areas at Kathmandu and do some shopping and dinner at Nepali typical Resturant with cultural program.

Day 17Departure for your onward flight.After Tilije we move towards Jagat from where hilly roads are constructed and we will have a jeep ride. The trail gives you the chance to encounter with the Dudh khola and Marshyangdi river meeting together. We will also get chance to meet the trekkers of Annapurna Circuit coming via Manang in this junction of the trek.


Upon Arrival 

Welcome to Nepal!!! Upon arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport Backpacker’s Airport Representatives will pick you up. The traveling plans and agenda’s will be discussed.


Backpacker believes in providing home away from home experience for our valued guests. The accommodation in Kathmandu would be of your choice and level. However, the usual accommodation provided by the company is three star or similar upscale Hotel in downtown. The lodging in trekking would be clearly mentioned in itinerary.

Meals and drinking Water

The meal in Kathmandu would just be a Breakfast as the lodging in Kathmandu is of B&B (Bed and Breakfast) type. While trekking we provide breakfast, lunch and dinner to our guest. The quantity of the food would be unlimited and will be assisted by our guides for the selection of food. The varieties in food would depend on season and availability. However Soup, Noodles, Rice and Seasonal Veggies are common in the trekking area. For breakfast we provide bread, eggs and cereals. We provide necessary assistance while purchasing the water, biscuits, and tender beverages at shops in the location. There are some safe drinking public taps in the trekking area where our guides will escort you.You could purchase bottled mineral water or ask to fill your bottle with boiled water on the accommodation.

Visa requirement 

 You may attain a Nepal access visa effortlessly upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan international airport itself. A multiple entry tourist visa for 30 days may be obtained via paying USD 40. Similarly, ninety days multiple entry traveler visas can be obtained for USD 100. Keep in mind to bring 2 passport size pictures with you.

International flight accessibility to Nepal

Tribhuvan international Airport is the only global airport in Nepal situated in Kathmandu, Nepal. High-quality connecting flight from Europe to Kathmandu are Silk Air through Singapore, Etihad from Abu Dhabi, Qatar airways via Doha, Thai airways through Bangkok and Dragon Air through Hongkong. In addition, from America, we've North West or Cathay Pacific to Hongkong and connect with Nepal airlines (RA) to Kathmandu. From Australia, we've Silk Air and Dragon Air that connects at once to Kathmandu or fly with the aid of Quantas to Bangkok and hook up with Thai airlines to Kathmandu. Airport tax: Airport tax is not relevant for both domestic and international flight.

Customs Formalities 

Your luggage should be declared and cleared via the customs of the port of access. Personal results are approved unfastened access. The duty on articles delivered through the traveler varies according to the extent and price of the products. A traveler can also bring dutiable items like tobacco and liquors, in the prescribed restrict free of responsibility. Wearing narcotic, hands, ammunition are strictly prohibited. Tourists are required to refill disembarkation and embarkation cards upon their arrival and departure.

Inexperienced Channel

The passengers who arrive at the Tribhuvan international Airport (TIA) with none dutiable items can access via the green Channel for short clearance without a bags test. If you are wearing any dutiable articles, you'll have to bypass thru the crimson Channel for exact customs clearance.


tPassengers are allowed to deliver some objects to Nepal free of duty too. You could bring cigarettes (2 hundred)/cigars (50), distilled liquor (one 1.15 liter bottle), and movie (15 rolls). You may additionally bring the subsequent articles free of duty on a condition that you take them out with you while you leave: binoculars, movie or video camera, still digital camera, pc, and transportable track gadget.


Tourists are strictly prohibited to export items over a hundred year’s vintage (sacred photographs, paintings, manuscripts). They're valued for subculture and non secular reasons.  So, do not buy such objects. They are Nepal's cultural history and belong here. The branch of Archaeology at Ram shah path close to Singha Durbar has to certify all steel statues, sacred artwork and comparable items before they are allowed to be sent or achieved.

Currency and Foreign Exchange

 At the airport, there are foreign exchange counters in which you can exchange your currency. We propose you to trade the currency best via banks and licensed forex centre. Day by day overseas charges is determined via Nepal Rastra financial institution. The trade fees are posted on every day newspaper or the bank’s official website www.Nrb.Org.Np. The unit of the Nepalese currency is Rupee.  1 Rupee = 100 paisa. Nepal rupee notes come in Rs. Five, 10, 20, 50, 500, a thousand.

Journey insurance

We strongly suggest you have journey insurance while traveling to Nepal. You ought to depart with a replica of your coverage whilst you are away on tour.

High Altitude sickness

You might be afflicted by mild to extreme symptoms of high altitude sickness but our team of expert guides will assist you in avoiding the sickness. So, we endorse you to take good enough time acclimatizing inside the mountain surroundings. Consumption of plenty of water and liquid in ordinary basis is very critical to limit High Altitude Sickness.While you trek inside the Himalayas, we advocate you to halt the trek relaxation at the guesthouse. If the signs are serious, it becomes essential to descend to the lower altitude. In the case of emergency, you will be right away airlifted to Kathmandu city for further remedy.


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Booking method

To confirm your booking, you need to fill up a booking form and put up a copy of a cutting-edge passport. Similarly, we also require a 20% deposit to assure your booking; this permits us to make astute preparations on your behalf. Deposits can be made via bank transfer or by means of credit card. The last 80% of the reserving costs may be paid upon your arrival in Kathmandu.  We're government registered and the member of TAAN, NMA, and NTB. We assure that your trek and cash is secure with us. If you need further information regarding your journey please be in touch with us our representatives are ready 24/7 to serve you. See more at: 

Trip Note

If above itinerary doesn't address your plan,please feel free to enquire further. Our team of Package developer would develop the package as per your wish. Happy Journey and Welcome to the land of Himalayas. 

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