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Manaslu Circuit Trek

The Manaslu Circuit Trip is Nepal's most famous off-the-beaten-path trek.

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Best Season Best Season March to May & August to November
Trip Duration Trip Duration 12 Nights & 13 Days
Trip Difficulty Trip Difficulty Medium to Hard
Accomodation Accomodation Hotel in City & lodge in trekking
 Max. Elevation Max. Elevation 5,160m/ 16,930ft
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Trekking Days: 11 Days
Total Duration: 15 Days
Arrival City: Kathmandu
Departure City: Kathmandu
Activity Per Day: Approximately 5-7 hrs walking
Nature Of Trek: Lodge to Lodge Trekking
Trip Route: Arughat- Jagat - Sama Gaon - Larkya La - Bimtang -Tal - Kahmandu
Attractions: Larkya La Pass 5,100m, Restricted region of Nepal, Less crowded trails

Trip Highlights

  • A scenic drive from Kathmandu to Machhakhola.
  • Discover the Manaslu Glacier and the eight tallest mountains in the world- Manaslu, and other peaks like Lamjung Himal, Himlung, Annapurna II, etc.
  • Splendid views of the world’s tallest mountains, including Mt. Manaslu (8,156 m), Lamjung Himal, Mt. Annapurna II, etc.
  • Crossing one of the highest mountain passes “Larkya La Pass” (5,106m/16,751ft) on the route.
  • Possibility of spotting abundant wildlife including Tahr, Agali, Pika, and Himalayan Marmots, and a critically endangered species, like a snow leopard, in its natural habitat.
  • Comparatively quiet and less crowded than other trekking regions.
  • Remote and ethnic villages nearby the trails exhibit a blending of Tibetan and Nepalese cultures.
  • Several beautiful waterfalls, amazing rivers, green lush forests, and alpine pastures.
  • Great scenery and mesmerizing vegetation.
  • Trek off the beaten path with untouched natural beauty.
  • A wild and isolated route full of adventures, and thrills with a classic touch of nature.


Manaslu Circuit Trek is among the best treks in Nepal that takes you on the lap of the world eight’s highest mountain, Mt. Manaslu (8,156m). The trekking trails traverse around the Manaslu Conservation Area. Despite being a recently popular trekking destination, it is still remote and off-the-beaten-path. There are fewer trekkers along its route as compared to the well-known treks in Nepal like Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Circuit. Only 2 percent of the trekkers visiting Nepal visit this trekking trail. But the authenticity and tranquility of the Manaslu region, its natural beauty, organic tasty foods, and warm hospitality attract.

This trek is the best alternative for those trekkers who want to skip the crowds and travel in peace and tranquil nature. The trek offers really the most striking and jaw-dropping scenery, a wide range of flora and fauna. You can experience the enriched culture of Nepalese and Tibetan ethnic groups as well.  

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This trek still has the air of a pioneering expedition. Because this trek was allowable for only 400 trekkers until 1992. The Manaslu circuit trek is a visual feast from beginning to end if you want to experience what trekking was like in the 1980s. It is a physically demanding and scenically amazing long trek in the isolated Himalayas of Nepal. We will be reaching the highest elevation of the trek, Larkya La Pass (5106m/ 16,751ft). So, you better be in shape.

The 14-day Manaslu Circuit Trek begins at Machha Khola and ends at Tal, but it can be made into a 21-day journey by adding a side trip to the Tsum Valley Trek. You will have several options to customize the itinerary based on your interests. This trip is highly adaptable, and we can customize side trips based on your preferences.

The Manaslu circuit trek is located in a restricted area of Nepal. So, it requires a trekking permit to access this route. It is mandatory to have a  minimum group size of two people for trekking, and individuals are not permitted.

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Trip Itineraries are customizable according to your choice & the number of days you want to stay. Simply, Contact Us

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal

    Kathmandu: (1,300m /4,265ft)

    The tranquil beauty of Nepal and the warm hospitality of Nepalese will be waiting for you.  You must have an impatient heart for a breathtaking adventure. Get ready to experience Nepal up close and personal. After flying through the beautiful view of this trekkers’ paradise, you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, and our office representative will be there to greet you with a placard displaying your name.  S/he will assist you and transfer you on a private van to your hotel at Thamel.

    You have time to unwind and savor the hotel’s ambiance and luxury before your evening group meeting with the other members of your group. Your tour guide will now gather the information about you and brief you about how the trip will proceed over the next few days.

    If you have an early arrival, you may stroll around the hippest and most happening area in Thamel, where you can find restaurants with varieties of cuisine to dine at.

    This first night in the country, you will be staying in Kathmandu.

  • Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu, and Preparation Day

    Kathmandu: (1,300m /4,265ft)

    On your second day, you can go sightseeing to some of the famous religious and historical sites of Kathmandu. (Follow the link for more information on sightseeing sites-in-Kathmandu). After exploring this city of temples, you will meet your trekking guide at the hotel. You will be briefed in detail about the trekking adventure. The guide will also assist you with any last-minute shopping that you require for the trek.

    Have a well-rested night at Kathmandu before heading off to the mountains.
    (You can dump the stuff you do not want during the trek at the hotel or our office store.)

  • Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Machhakhola

    Kathmandu: (1,300m /4,265 ft) Machhakhola: (960m /3,051 ft)

    The trek commences with a drive of 160 km/ 99 miles from Kathmandu to Machhkhola via Sotikhola along the Prithvi Highway, which follows the Trishuli River. It takes about 7 hours by private jeep and 8 to 9 hours by the local bus.

    During the ride, you can get glimpses of traditional villages, green terraced fields, rivers, waterfalls, lush forests and hillsides, and views of the southern mountains like Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and the Langtang Himal. We stop for our lunch break on our way. Then the ride continues through Sotikhola, Khursang village, Lububesi Gurung village, and finally, we reach Machhakhola..

  • Day 04: Trek from Machhakhola to Jagat

    Machhakhola: (960m /3,051 ft) Jagat: (1,340m /4,396ft.)

    After an early breakfast at Machhakhola, we will start our trek across the bank of Budi Gandaki River towards Jagat. We will traverse through the sub-tropical forests, with some ups and downs, and crossing the Thuro khola and Machha Khola on a suspension bridge, we will arrive at Tatopani (hot spring), a perfect place to take a break and unwind your soaring body with warm showers. We continue on our path crossing the suspension bridge over the Budi Gandaki River to reach Doban.

    We will climb a stone staircase after crossing another suspension bridge over the Yaru Khola, descend to the river, and then climb more stone stairs to reach Thado Bharyang below Jagat. Then we cross a river to reach a Tibetan-style settlement of Jagat, the entry point of the Manaslu Conservation Area.

  • Day 05: Trek from Jagat to Pewa Village

    Jagat: (1,340m /4,396ft.) Pewa: (1,800m /5,905ft.)

    We will be descending through Salleri village towards the river until you reach a suspension bridge. We will get a glimpse of the beautiful Shringi Himal Range as you pass through a couple of beautiful waterfalls along the way. The path descends towards Sirdibas village. Several monasteries, stupas and Buddhist prayer flags greet you as you enter the village.

    We will have your permits checked at Phillim before continuing along the river’s western bank. Our path becomes steeper as we pass through gorges and cross the Budhi Gandaki River. We continue along the banks of the Budhi Gandaki, then through bamboo forests to the Deng Khola. After leaving the riverbank, we pass through rhododendron and Himalayan pine forests.

    As we continue on after crossing the Siyar Khola bridge, the trail splits off to the Tsum valley on our right. Finally, we will arrive at Pewa village on a 7/8 hour of trek.

  • Day 06: Trek from Pewa to Ghap

    Pewa: (1,800m /5,905ft.) Ghap: (2,100m /6,890ft.)

    Our day’s trek begins with a delicious breakfast at Pewa village. We continue our journey toward Dhap. The trail takes us through bamboo forest until Deng and we will cross a pine forest, and a suspension bridge followed by a steep ascent to Rana and Bihi Phedi. As soon as crossing the bridge, we will notice Mani walls, stupas, and Buddhist mantra inscriptions, indicating that we have entered a Buddhist region.

    The trail then continues through another suspension bridge and a number of landslide zones to Ghap. You have to walk with extra caution at this point. Additionally, you must pay close attention to your guide’s instructions for your safety.

  • Day 07: Trek from Ghap to Lho

    Ghap: (2,100m /6,890ft.) Lho: (3,180m /10,433ft.)

    From Ghap, we trek to Lho. Walking through the forests of dense fir, bamboo, oaks, and rhododendrons, climbing steep ascents, and crossing suspension bridges, we reach Namrung village with a large barley field all around. After Namrung, the towering mountains begin to take over the scene. Ganesh Himal (7,422 m) and Himal Chuli (7,893 m) will be clearly visible.

    After lunch at Namrung, we walk past Mani walls, lush terraces, and typical houses exploring the Tibetan- influenced lifestyle of the Nubri people. As you stroll, you will witness all the locals dressed in their traditional Tibetan dress. We head towards the beautiful Lihi village and then to Sho enjoying the views of Simnang Himal (6,251 m). We will eventually reach a culturally rich Lho village by traversing the rocky hillside paths. The village offers breathtaking views of Manaslu (8,163 m) and Manaslu North (7,157 m).

  • Day 08: Trek from Lho to Sama Gaon

    Lho: (3,180m /10,433ft.) Sama Gaon: (3,520m /11,548ft.)

    The next morning the picturesque view of Mt. Manaslu revealed itself and accompanied us, adding some strength to trek further toward Sama Gaun. Today’s trails pass through pine and rhododendron forests across the easy trail to Shyala village. The Shyala village has a number of wooden resting places and is surrounded by farmland, high mountains like Himal Chuli and Peak 29 (Ngadi Chuli) to the left, Manaslu, and large glaciers to the right. As we move ahead walking for about an hour, we reach Sama Gaun.

    Mountain views lessen as you approach the village, but the yak pastures and traditional settlements will attract you. Sama Gaun is the closest village to Manaslu Base Camp, and the main village of the Nubri people with a large monastery, numerous shops, a health post, a heliport, wi-fi/telephone access, etc.

  • Day 09: Acclimatization Day in Sama Gaon

    Sama Gaon: (3,520m /11,548ft.)

    To adjust to the higher elevation and prevent high-altitude sickness, we acclimatize at Sama Gaon. Get some rest and relax. Samagaon is unquestionably a fascinating place for acclimatization.

    For those who want to explore, there are optional hikes. We will explore the Sama Gaon to experience the culture and lifestyle of the locals. Another option is visiting Pungyen Monastery south of Sama Gaon with a great view of the glacier and surrounding mountains. Other options are hiking to Manaslu Base Camp or Birendra Lake. Birendra Tal is a glacial lake at a height of 3,450 meters surrounded by thunderous displays of ice blocks falling into the water.

  • Day 10: Trek from Sama Gaon to Samdo

    Sama Gaon: (3,520m /11,548ft.) Samdo: 3,690m /12,106ft.)

    Today will be a shorter walk compared to other days as we are in a high altitude and we need to walk slowly. As we begin our trek towards Samdo, we witness expanded yak pastures up a broad valley with mani walls, chortens, and praying flags. This route brings you close to the Tibetan border and offers stunning mountain views.

    We follow the trail into juniper and birch forests. We will cross the wooden bridge over the Budhi Gandaki River and climb steeply across the river before reaching white Kani, a picturesque village known for yak herding.

    When you reach a stone entryway, continue going until you reach Samdo village. As we reach Samdo, a village of Tibetan refugees, we will have breathtaking views of the mountains, particularly Manaslu. We will also tour the village of Samdo and the surrounding hills once we arrive there.

  • Day 11: Trek from Samdo to Dharmasala

    Samdo: 3,690m /12,106ft.) Dharmasala: (4,460m /14,632ft.)

    Today is another exciting day at a high altitude. You must carefully monitor your body signs. Wou will walk slowly through the rugged terrains of the Manaslu region before arriving in Dharmasala, taking in the scenic views of the Himalayan sequence.

    We will pass through Larke Bazaar, a seasonal Tibetan market, before descending to the Budi Gandaki River. We traverse the wooden bridge over the Budhi Gandaki River as we make our way down the Samdo edge past old Mani walls and through fields. We’ll proceed along the Larke River after passing the Athahra Saya River. We can see some of the Mani walls and prayer flags hung along the path, indicating the proximity of the Larkya La Pass. Many traditional monasteries can be found along the way.

    We begin ascending, crossing two streams and admiring the magnificent Larkya Glacier. We hike further around Salkha Khola’s valley while taking in the scenery, and then we climb higher to get to the stone guest house (4,450m). The stone guest house, also known as Dharamsala or Larkya La Phedi, is not a lodge but rather a type of communal dormitory.

  • Day 12: Trek from Dharamsala to Bimtang via Larkya La (5,135m)

    Dharmasala: (4,460m /14,632ft.) Larkya La: (5,135m /16,847ft.) Bimthang: (3,590m /11,778ft.)

    The exciting part of the journey awaits us as we trek around the Manaslu circuit, climbing the highest elevation of the trek and crossing Larkya La Pass (5,160 m), and descending towards Bhimdang. We will leave Dharamsala early in the morning after breakfast because the trek will be long. The weather is the most important factor because it determines whether or not the trek becomes more difficult due to strong winds or storms. The walk could be quite challenging in bad weather and snow but it is doable if you walk steadily and cautiously.

    We start by descending to a small lake after crossing the moraine. As we move south of a steep grassy slope, the trail becomes rough and hazy. We follow the moraine to an edge that is designated by two landmarks. We can feel the direction of our trek thanks to the prayer flags that mark the path. We carefully make our way down to four frozen lakes before beginning the final ascent up a rocky trail to the Larkya La Pass.

    Once you reach and stand at the pass, you will be lured by the panoramic mountain views of Himlung Himal(7,126 m), Cheo Himal (6,820 m), Kang Guru (6,981 m), and Annapurna II (7,937 m). After spending some time at the pass, we walk down through moraine, steep and rough trails towards the Bhimtang. As we descend, the trail becomes easier to walk passing through a small meadow. As we get closer to the large meadow, the valley widens with Mani walls and tiny houses that signify we’ve arrived at Bhimtang.

  • Day 13: Trek from Bimthang to Tal

    Bimthang: (3,590m /11,778ft.) Tal: (1,699m / 5,574ft.)

    This is the last day of your walking on the Manaslu region trails. Today must be an easy trek as the trail descends. As we descend the hill, we will pass through verdant forests teeming with flora and fauna, including rhododendron trees. We descend down to the Budi Gandaki River and reach Karche. The trail then drops to Gho. The valley becomes more agricultural and lush as you pass through fields and trees of oak and rhododendron. Walking through many fields and pastures we reach Tilje village, famous for brandy. As we proceed we reach the villages of Thonje and Dharapani and finally Tal village after walking a total hours of about 9 hours.

  • Day 14: Drive from Tal to Kathmandu

    Tal: Tal: (1,699m / 5,574ft.) Kathmandu: (1,300m /4,265 ft)

    We will bid farewell to our wonderful and adventurous Himalayan adventure today. We drive back to Kathmandu by a private 4WD jeep. The ride provides a chance to enjoy both hill and mountain landscapes frequently coming into direct view, with the banks of the Marsyangdi and Trishuli rivers. Along the way, you’ll pass some picturesque villages with farming terraces on both sides of the road.

    When you arrive in Kathmandu, check-in in at the previous hotel at Thamel. You can take a stroll for beverages and shopping in the evening. It’s a fantastic idea to spend your evening in Kathmandu wandering around Thamel and the surrounding areas for shopping and independently exploring the twisting streets of this tourist hotspot. A few restaurants that serve delicious cuisine and hot coffee are located along the route, with good live music, and service.

  • Day 15: Final Departure

    Kathmandu: (1,300m /4,265 ft)

    Today, you will depart Nepal with beautiful memories and experiences. Our team will wish you farewell and transport you to the International Airport according to your flight schedule for your flight home. It’s good to be at the airport at least 2 hours before your departure.

    Trekkers’ Paradise hopes to take you on another exciting tour in Nepal. If you want to return to Nepal for yet another tour or trek, contact us to schedule the greatest adventures in a prompt and easiest way.

Cost Includes

  • All necessary airport arrival departures as per the itinerary.
  • 3-night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on a twin-sharing basis on the BB plan.
  • Kathmandu Sightseeing by professional English-speaking tour guide.
  • Private transportation for sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Private 4wd Jeep from Kathmandu to Machhakhola for members & staff
  • 3 meals a day during the trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Tea, or coffee during the trek.
  • 11 nights at best available nice room on twin sharing basis
  • Professional government license holder English speaking trekking guide and his salary.
  • The required number of porters to carry the luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests).
  • Coverage of Guides and Porters, meals, insurance, transportation, flight, and other necessary equipment.
  • Special Restricted Area Permit for Manaslu (Manaslu RAP)
  • Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP Permit)
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP Permit)
  • Private return 4WD Jeep from Tal to Kathmandu for members & staff
  • A comprehensive medical kit.
  • All government and local taxes.

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare to/ from Nepal.
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees for multiple Entries on arrival at Tribhuwan Internationa Airport- (15 days – $25-30, 30 days- $40-50 and 90 days- $100-110)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Insurance covers, medical, emergency evacuation, loss, etc.
  • Personal expense (shopping, snacks, boil bottle water, hot and cold drinks, hot shower, Alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee), extra porters, etc
  • Hot shower during the trekking.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Additional costs or delays caused by out of management control, for example, landslide, weather condition, itinerary modification due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes, etc.
  • Tips and gratitude provided to staff.

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Once in a lifetime Manaslu Circuit with Tsum Valley Trek Roman Charles New York, United States

Once in a lifetime Manaslu Circuit with Tsum Valley Trek

The Manaslu Circuit Trek is a fantastic adventure that I had the pleasure of experiencing with my family. This trek offers a unique opportunity to explore the remote regions of Nepal and witness the raw beauty of the Himalayas. Our journey began in Kathmandu, where we were met by our experienced guide and company owner.

One of the highlights of the trek was the breathtaking view of Mount Manaslu, the eighth highest mountain in the world. The majestic peak towered above us as we made our way through the rugged terrain. Our trek offer exposure to ancient Tibetan buddhism, well preserved monasteries, view of Manaslu and Birendra Lake. We also had the opportunity to explore local villages and interact with the friendly locals, who welcomed us with open arms in Tsum Valley.

Overall, the Manaslu Circuit Trek with Trekkers Paradise was an unforgettable experience that we will cherish for years to come. It was an opportunity to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of modern life and immerse ourselves in the raw beauty of nature. I highly recommend this trek for families looking for an adventure of a lifetime.

Mokesh Popatlal Gada Mokesh Popatlal Gada Mumbai, India

ABC with Trekkers Paradise was heavenly!

In November 2019, we went on a 14 days trek to Annapurna Base Camp, operated by Trekkers Paradise. The guides were very knowledgeable and friendly, he made sure we had enough time to rest and was instructing and encouraging us to drink more water and walk slowly but steadily. The entire trek was very well organized and the weather favored us as well. We got to see all the Himalayas that can be seen from the area. One of the best experiences of my life. Must thank guide Lakpa and trekkers paradise for taking me to paradise.

Train Yourself


The best physical condition is required to trek in Nepal’s high altitude. Without some pre-trek training or a good level of basic fitness, it can be hard. We suggest running, walking, hiking on the hill, and climbing stairs rather than elevators to prepare for the trek. Include swimming, rowing, and biking in your daily base training.

Basic further experience and strength required for Trekking

  • One should be able to hike for 6-7 hours a day.
  • One should be able to carry 8 kg themselves in a backpack for preparation.
  • We suggest you run about 4/5 miles in the home for the preparation with some load on your back for 2 to 3 months to make your climbing much easier. Or use the treadmill for everyday running and walking.
  • If you have an uphill location/mountain then once a week you should go hiking with a loaded bag pack on your back. If you do not have mountains and high hills then use stairs to go up/down than the elevator.
  • Regular swimming, biking, and rowing are also good ways to maintain your physical strength.
  • Fuel your body well with small but frequent healthy foods and drink plenty of water.
  • Go through a trek grading and know what type of trekking is suitable for you. The treks are graded as easy, moderate, hard, and challenging treks.
  • Go after what you want and what your physical capabilities will allow you to. Do not push too hard yourself. Trekking is not a competition. It is relaxing and rewarding.
  • Walk at a pace you are most comfortable with.  An assistant guide will be always walking at the back of the group so you don’t have to rush to catch up with the faster walkers at the front.
  • Using trekking poles reduces the body and backpack’s weight on the legs and makes walking more easier on inclines.
  • Invest in the comfortable full trekking boot with ankle support and a  sturdy Vibram sole that suit your foot to avoid blisters.


  • Will someone come after my arrival to pick me up at the airport?

    Yes, the Trekkers Paradise representative will be there to greet you outside of Terminal Hall. He will be displaying Trekkers Paradise name card with your name on it. You will be moved to the pre-select Hotel after that.

  • Do I need a visa to travel to Nepal?

    All foreign nationals, except Indian Citizens, need visas to enter Nepal.

  • What is the cost of the visa application process and Visa? Should we apply for a visa from our home country or will we get it at Nepalese Airport? Which documents are important that I should bring with me?

    After landing, you can obtain a visa at Tribhuwan International Airport, furthermore, it will be easier if you are filling up the visa form online (http://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa) before taking the flight to Nepal. Entry Visa fees- at present are $ 30 for 15 days, $ 50 for 30 days, and $ 125 for a three-month visa on entry to Nepal.

    You should bring the following essential documents on the trip:

    • Valid Passport: must be valid for up to 6 months.
    • Travel insurance: you need to provide a copy of the insurance paper to Trekkers Paradise before you start the trek.
    • Flight Tickets.
    • Emergency contact numbers for T/C’s bank, insurance, family contacts.
  • When is the best time to travel to Nepal?

    The weather is probably the best guide for deciding when to plan your trip to Nepal. The best time to visit Nepal is between September to November and March to May.

  • Are there porters or yaks carrying the luggage or are we supposed to be carrying it alone?

    Our porters, who are honest and experienced, will look after your luggage while on the trek. All you need to carry is your small day bag for your personal belongings like a camera, water bottle, sun cream, money, etc. Normally, we assign one porter to carry the luggage of two trekkers.

  • What type of Permit do I need for the Manaslu Circuit Trek?

    • Special Restricted Area Permit for Manaslu (Manaslu RAP)
    • Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP Permit)
    • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP Permit)
  • How long does it take to trek Manaslu Circuit Trek?

    The trek can be completed within 10 to 14 days however the length of the trek depends on the weather, the trekker’s ability to walk, how long they take to acclimatize, whether they want to take side trips to famous places nearby like Tsum Valley, Annapurna Circuit.

  • Is Manaslu Circuit safe to trek?

    The only potential hazard during the trek is the possibility of altitude sickness to reduce the chances of it we suggest a single day for acclimatization. You will also be guided by an experienced trekking guide and assisted by local porters, who are there to take care of you during your trek.

  • What are the facilities available in case of emergencies during the trek?

    In case you suffer from altitude sickness or any other problems, we will offer you the doctor’s prescribed medicines according to the type of problem facing you. We will descend you and incise of extreme cases, you will get rescued by the helicopter.

  • Is Manaslu Circuit Trek difficult?

    This trek is a moderately difficult trek. The physical condition of the trekker has a lot to do with the Manaslu Circuit Trek difficulty. This trek is one of the challenging treks in Nepal that takes you through the remote villages of the Himalayan region of Manaslu & Annapurna.

  • How many miles is the Manaslu Circuit?

    Around 110 miles, the total distance of the Manaslu Circuit is 177 kilometers.

  • Can I add extra days to my Trekking Trip?

    Yes, it is absolutely possible to add some more days to the trip. Along your trek, we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation, and food.

  • What are some basic Nepali customs that I should know about?

    • Take off your shoes before entering a temple or one’s home
    • Ask for permission before entering a Hindu temple
    • Taking photographs inside most temples are considered illegal
    • Ask for permission before taking photographs of objects, and including Nepali people.
    • Nepali people are friendly by nature. Have a genuine interest in them. Talk to them. Be friendly as you travel
  • Are Trekkers Paradise’s staff insured?

    Yes, all the staff of Trekkers Paradise including guides and porters are insured to recover any kinds of casualties.


We will meet you at the airport and pick you up:

We organized Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) airport pick up and drop service. Upon your arrival, you are welcomed and greeted at your arrival gate (Holding your name on the company pamphlet- Trekkers Paradise) by our representative member from a company, then transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu. For departure transfer, we will come to pick you up at your hotel in Kathmandu and take you to the airport for your international flight.

Accommodation during the trek

14 days Manaslu Circuit trek includes eleven-night lodges to lodge stay at a mountain and three nights in a Kathmandu hotel, where we use the best available lodge and select the best accommodation in the Manaslu region. We provide five nights of rooms with attached bathrooms at Machhakhola, Jagat, and Pewa, and six nights of available best rooms at Ghap, Lho, Sama Gaon, Samdo, Dharamsala, Bhimthang and Tal  (Generally twin Sharing room).

You can find some teahouses and lodges with good services on the trekking routes during your trekking days. But as you ascend higher they become more basic. Rooms are basic, almost every room consisting twin-bedded with two beds with a mattress, a pillow, and blankets. You can share a room with a fellow trekker with whom you feel at ease.

Although, each lodge has its own set of standards, please do not anticipate luxurious accommodations, particularly in the mountains. Most teahouses offer hot showers, boiled drinking water, extra blankets, charging stations, and WIFI for an additional fee. The price of teahouses is determined by the location and the facilities/services they offered.

Four nights of Hotels in Kathmandu before and after the trek is required which is included in the package.

Meals during the trek

Our trek takes us to high altitudes near the world’s highest point, which means your body will need enough starch, protein, and nutrition, as food is the body’s fuel for hiking on such massive Himalayan trails.

All the meals including breakfasts, lunch, and dinner are served during your stay in Kathmandu and the trekking journey. Usually, breakfast and dinner are served at the same hotel where we stay overnight and lunch is served en route to our destination during the trek.

The services are basic, with some of the popular western, Asian, or Nepalese menus being the most popular and consumed. The most popular and common menu items include the Dal-Bhat set, which consists of rice, lentils, and vegetables, as well as meat, rice, and noodle items, spaghetti, pasta, momo(dumplings), Tibetan bread, chapatti, local tsampa porridge,  potatoes, sandwiches, macaroni dishes, pizza, Sherpa stew, steaks, vegetable curry and so forth.  The Dessert Items  (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), Hard Drinks Steaks, etc.) are available on the menu as well during the trek.

However, you cannot compare them with the choices available in large cities. Usually, local agricultural products are used to prepare meals. Other ingredients are purchased from the market if they cannot grow at a particular elevation.

Breakfast and dinner orders are taken in advance to save time; breakfast orders are taken the night before and dinner orders are taken as soon as you arrive at the teahouse. Depending on your schedule for the day, your typical day will begin. Breakfast is served in your lodge each morning, after which you leave for the next stop. A guide will notify the next tea house or lodge of your arrival each day. Around noon, you’ll stop for lunch at any nearby lodge on the way. You will arrive at your destination shortly after lunch. You can unwind or explore the nearby attractions when you arrive. You will dine around 7 to 8 pm.

At high altitudes, we strongly advise drinking hot liquid drinks in addition to fresh vegetable foods and fruit drinks. Drink plenty of water, not all a once but regularly on a time intervals.

It is best to avoid smoking cigarettes, consuming alcohol, non-vegetarian foods like meat, caffeine-containing foods, hot chocolate, and dairy and cheese products on high-altitude treks. These things increase the chances of getting altitude sickness and diarrhea.


Safety precaution for Manaslu Circuit Trek:

Aside from geographical protection, Trekkers Paradise has taken safety in following things to make travel as safe as possible making the most out of it without any worry!

  • Our guides have received extensive wilderness first-aid training.
  • Trek leaders and guides have years of trekking experience who can help you if there is any kind of uneasiness and assure happiness & satisfaction are guaranteed.
  • We’ll have High-quality masks & Gloves with sanitizers for everyday use throughout the journey for the Trekkers Paradise team assisting you.
  • Encouragement and inspiration can be a regular occurrence.
  • Food and accommodation in the mountains would be rechecked for additional hygiene.

Passport and Visa:

All foreigners except Indian nationals must have a valid visa to enter Nepal. Visa is available on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport upon entry in Kathmandu, Nepal, and at Nepal borders of India and Tibet. Visa can be easily extended to the central immigration office. www.immigration.gov.np Visa application requires a passport with at least 6 months until expiration and one passport size photo.

The current cost of a visa for 15 Days – 30 USD, 30 Days – 50 USD, and 90 Days – 125 (to be paid in cash) Other currencies are also accepted although rates may differ. Other nationalities should check entry requirements. Visitors are requested to specify return flight tickets, time intended to stay in Nepal.

Visa Extension Fee: Tourist visa extension is done for a minimum of 15 days with USD 45 and USD 3 per day for additional days. In the case of a delay of less than 150 days additional USD 5 per day as of late fine.


Tipping is not included in the salaries of your guides, porters, or crew, but it is greatly appreciated. In Nepalese culture, tips are the accepted and a lovely way of saying thank you (“Dhanyabada”) for good service. Normally the tips are offered at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. Most groups will give the trips the last day of the trek.

Booking and payment process:

Trekkers Paradise is a government authorized, registered, licensed, and bonded trekking and touring operator in Nepal. The company registered number is 221608/076/0677. We are members of the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). Therefore, the book the Trekkers Paradise trip with confidence as we are reliable. 10 percent of payment in advance and other necessary documentations like passport copy, passport size photos, travel insurance policy, arrival, and departure flight details can be made later but must not exceed within two weeks’ period from the booking date.

Payment is to be made by bank transfer, western union. The remaining trip cost can be paid whether in cash or by bank transfer when you arrive in Nepal. Furthermore, we put forward the necessary modes of payment details as per your convenience by mail.

Trekkers Paradise Crews:

During the Manaslu circuit trek, you will be accompanied by our local best-trained and well-experienced guides/Sherpas to make your journey even more comfortable and memorable. All guides are well-trained and licensed with prior experience they have spent years trekking/climbing a peak all over the world. Porters will also be assigned to carry your luggage. Two members will be assigned one porter, combined luggage should not exceed more than 20 kg. We provide basic accommodation for our guides and porters or tents with sleeping gear and we also provided them with food and warm drinks.

  • Intensive Wilderness First Aid
  • Authorized certificate of Trekking Guide Training
  • Fluency in speaking English and other major Languages
  • Rock climbing
  • Conservation and biodiversity

Difficulties during Manaslu Circuit Trek:

  • The trekking trail to the Manaslu circuit gets filthy during Monsoon.
  • Cancellations of drive following bad weather and heavy snowfall
  • Altitude sickness like nausea, breathing difficulties, and headache becomes common
  • High-tech facilities like Wi-fi and ATM get exorbitant at high lands l
  • Peak season gives rise to the insufficiency of guest houses and lodges on Manaslu
  • Accommodations are economic with no luxurious items and extra facilities

Safe Drinking Water

The availability of drinking water is not an issue.  Bottled mineral water is available in most places for purchase, but there is no provision to dispose of plastic bottles. We encourage guests to do what they can to protect the environment. We do not recommend purchasing single-use plastic bottles. You can buy or bring your own Nalgene bottles on the trek which makes the trail free from bottles and rubbish.

Filling your water bottles in tea houses is another option for getting drinking water. Several guesthouses have the Euro-guard filters water.  Boiled filter water is also available in tea houses that are completely safe to drink but may be inexpensive for the duration of the trek.

River water is generally full of glaciers and sand and may be contaminated with animal urine and toilet run-off, so do not drink it. The tap water in the lodges is piped from high up, away from rivers and clean glaciers, so it is better, but it still must be treated.

Use iodine drops (3 per liter) locally known as Lugols solution, available at Thamel supermarkets in Kathmandu. The chlorine-based tablets are another choice, but they do transmit a taste to the water. Alternatively, you could purchase a Steripen, which uses UV to kill the bacteria but a bit fragile to carry during the trek.

The best option is the water purification tablet Aquaprove, which uses cutting-edge technology. Most importantly, it works against all pathogens in impure water. It’s light, simple to use, has no taste, and is all-natural.

Waste Management during the trek

Leave No Traces, Only the Footprints! Pack out your own waste. We practice responsible eco-tourism and organize eco-friendly trips to support sustainable tourism.

The trekking trail in Nepal has suffered significant damage as a result of not having a strong policy on waste management. Act and travel responsibly. We prefer that all of our clients bring their trash and keep them in a container or bag, and dispose of it properly at a specific spot or dustbin.

How to avoid acute mountain sickness?

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is the most deadly risk of trekking. Anyone can get a victim of this sickness when their body is exposed to a higher elevation in a short period of time and the body is unable to adapt to the changing atmospheric pressures. As you ascend higher, the oxygen and air pressure decrease. Our bodies are capable of handling the change, but they require time to gradually adapt. If it is not treated in time, it can be severe and result in death. You can take a few preventative measures to avoid it.

  • Not to climb too high too fast.
  • Climb slowly and attain the height gradually.
  • Take it easy and climb at your own comfortable pace.
  • Reduce your walking hours as you reach 2000 meters and walk slowly.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Get plenty of rest. If you feel like your body needs more rest, get it.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol and smoking.
  • Meditation and warm-up exercise each day before starting the trek.
  • Allow an acclimatization day for every 1000m of elevation gain.

There are two more serious but less common severe forms of altitude sickness. Both have the potential to be fatal. You must descend immediately to receive medical care.

High-altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE) causes the lungs to swell with excess fluid, which makes breathing difficult even when at rest. You experience extreme exhaustion, weakness, and perhaps a sense of suffocation. A dry cough, nose breathing, shortness of breath, fever, chest tightness, rapid heart rates, congestion, swelling, and fainting are the symptoms of HAPE.  If HAPE is not promptly treated by lowering the altitude or using oxygen, it can be fatal.

High-altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE) is characterized by an accumulation of fluid on the brain that results in swelling. Confusion, poor coordination, and possibly violent behavior could occur. Hallucinations, loss of consciousness, fever and fatigue, photophobia, hypertension, coma, shortness of breath, and inability to walk are some more symptoms of HACE. HACE can result in death if it is not treated immediately.

The early signs of altitude sickness can be relieved by immediately descending. However, if you are experiencing severe acute mountain sickness symptoms, you should see a doctor.

The drug acetazolamide can ease heavy breathing and lessen the effects of altitude sickness. You may also be given the steroid Dexamethasone. But you are never recommended to take such drugs as far as possible until the situation is harsh.

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