Manaslu Circuit Trekking

Mt. Manaslu is the world’s eighth highest mountain at the altitude of 8,163 meters situated in the west-central part of Nepal about 64 km east of Annapurna. Toshio Imanishi and his Sherpa Gyalzen Norbu were the first two people to ascend the great Manaslu on May 9, 1956. The region offers various trekking options including Manaslu Circuit Trek. Around fifteen mountains over 6,500 meters are visible on the way to the base camp. This part of the Himalayan range has a varied range of flora and fauna conserved safely in Manaslu Conservation Area. The trail is supposed to be one of the restricted trails of Nepal reasoning the fact that some sections have possible occurrence of avalanche and might cause fatality. Manaslu is also known for the local mixed culture built on the influence of Tibet and Nepal. This trek is adventurous and will definitely prove to be a one of a kind.

Recently, it has been in the list of people’s favorite tea-house trek. While some call this trek to be the closest alternative to the Annapurna Circuit, some believe it to be the best trek in all respects. The expedition starts off as we drive from Kathmandu to Arughat and then go along the bank of Budhi Gandaki River leading you to another village called Deng. Annapurna Massifs, Ganesh Himal Peaks and Mt Dhaulagiri are some other striking peaks you will get chance to explore. Since it is a restricted trail, the region is rich in its culture and wide biodiversity. The region is inhabited by two major communities called Nubri and Tsum whose culture is an interesting combination of typical Nepali and Tibet culture. Trekkers admire Sherpa culture and somehow always leave an impression to most of them. Sherpas are known for their genuineness and friendliness. If you ask a child walking baby yaks to the mountains about anything, he will reply with the world’s most adorable smile even if he doesn’t have an answer. If you are looking for a trek that’s off the beaten path, Manaslu Circuit trek has to be the first option. The highest point of this trek is at Larkya La Pass at an altitude of 5,106 meters. The trek begins from Arughat whereas ends at Besishar which happens to be the starting point of Annapurna Circuit Trek. Syala, Sama Gaon, Samdo are those remote villages en route to the base camp of Manaslu Circuit Trek. The Tsum valley and Ganesh Himal Base Camp is where the trekkers stay for acclimatization prior moving on to the high passes. The Tsum region has recently been attracting trekkers as it has not been long that the Government of Nepal has allowed tourists to trek the region. The place is geographically abundant and culturally pristine. A number of endangered animals like Snow Leopard, Himalayan Thar, Blue Sheep and Musk Deer can be found in this region. If you are planning for untouched and remote trails to trek to the mountains, Manaslu Circuit Trek is what you should go with. Make sure to get the trekking permits. According to the rules, two or more people can only obtain special permits. Consult your guide at such situations. For more information please contact us or leave us a message.


Travel Plan:-

Day 01  Arrival in Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel.

Day 02  Drive from Kathmandu to Machhakhola (870 m),Stay Overnight. 8-9 hours drive

Day 03  Trek from Machhakhola to Jagat (1,410m), Stay Overnight. 6-7 hrs trek

Day 04  Trek from Jagat to Deng (1,860 m) , stay Overnight. 60-7 hrs trek

Day 05  Trek from Deng  to Namrung (2,630 m), Stay Overnight.6-7 hrs trek

Day 06  Trek from Namrung to Lho Gaun (3,180m), stay Overnight.3-4 hrs trek

Day 07  Trek from Lho to Sama Gaun (3,360m) , Stay Overnight. 3-4 hrs trek

Day 08  Rest day at Samagoun, Stay Overnight/ Explore Birendra Lake , Manaslu Base Camp.

Day 09  Trek from Samagoun to Samdo (3,780m), Stay Overnight. 3-4  hrs trek

Day 10  Trek from Samdo to Dharamsala (4,480m), Stay Overnight. 5-6 hrs trek

Day 11  Trek from Dharamsala to Larkya pass (5,106m) to Bhimtang (3,700 m) , Stay Overnight. 10 hrs trek

Day 12  Trek from Bimthang to Tilche  (2,300m), Stay Overnight. 6-7 hrs trek

Day 13  Trek from Tilche to Dharapani and drive to Beshisahar, Stay Overnight.1 hrs trek & 3 hours drive

Day 14  Drive from Besishahar to Kathmandu by Local deluxe Bus, Stay Overnight. 7-8 hrs drive

Day 15  Departure to home


Additional Information:

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Itinerary Detail

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel.

We provides an airport pickup facility on which we will pick you up from Tribhuvan international airport and drop you to hotel. On arrival day we will brief you about trekking and required equipment’s and visit surrounding city as time availability.

Day 02:  Drive from Kathmandu to Machhakhola (870 m) by Local deluxe  Bus. 8-9 hrs Drive

We can take private or local bus service to reach Arughat Bazar. Half of this road is Off-road and little bit rugged trail. We pass through many zig zag road, lots mountain and several small big rivers including Budi Gandaki Gorge.stay Overnight At SotiKhola.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 03: Trek from Machhakhola (870 m) to Jagat (1,410m), Stay Overnight. 6-7 hrs trek 

Machhakhola to Jagat (1410m), the valley is streamly steep and the trail climbs over a small ridge then descends to Tatopani (hot spring). There are a lot of ups and downs for the day; crossing the bridge over Budi gandaki and some other river as well rocky trail passes big landslide, Dhovan Duman, Yuru khola Tharo bhanjyang to Jagat. Overnight at Jagat.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 04  Trek from Jagat to Deng (1,860 m) , stay Overnight. 6-7 hrs trek

Jagat to Deng (1,860 m), the trail crosses the rocky ridge, herder huts to Setibas where you see some Buddhist indication however still Gurung people are living there. The trail continues upstream to long suspension bridge up to Philim Gurung village, we will have lunch there, the trail follows the Budi Gandaki river, also come to meet the route to Tsum valley and Nubri valley in Shar khola. There are lots of ups and downs crossing the bridge over Budi gandaki and Sringi Khola to the contours of Deng . Overnight at Deng.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 05  Trek from Deng  to Namrung (2,630 m), Stay Overnight.6-7 hrs trek 

Deng to Namrung (2,630 m),after a short walk from Deng, we will cross the Budhi Gandaki river and climb for an hour to reach Rana. We will have a short ascent and a walk to the west valley through the forest, we will cross waterfalls and Mani walls in the Tibetan village. After crossing the river, we will walk steeply up through the rhododendron forests and arrive at Namrung, where we will see the fantastic view of Ganesh Himal, Himal Chuli, and Shirung Himal. Namrung also has telephone services; a police check post, so there is no fear of losing connectivity.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 07: Trek from Namrung to Lho Gau (3,180m), stay Overnight. 3-4 hrs trek 

Ghap to Lho (3180m), We still follow the same valley of Budi Gandaki by turning left to right/ right to left, climbing up and down across the terraced field. Buddhist mani stones are increasing which shows that we are in the home land of Tibetan culture. Pass the village  Lihi and sho before reaching Lho. Overnight at Lho Gau

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 08: Trek from Lho to Sama Gaun (3,360m), Stay Overnight. 3-4 hrs trek 

Lho to Sama Gaun (3360m), few hours of walking to Khani provide a wonderful views of Manaslu, slowly the trail leads you up to the paradise land. Cross the ridge and stream and emerge into overlooking extensive pasture field of Samgaon, If you are interested we can visit Pungen Gumba today and  Overnight At Samagaun.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 09: Rest at Samagoun

Explore around high-hills with pack lunch and get back down to same camp for overnight which is definitely beneficial for altitude acclimatization. Today we will visit Birendra Lake which and  If you are able we can go to Manaslu base camp for day exploration.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 10: Trek from Samagoun to Samdo (3780m), Stay Overnight. 3-4 hrs trek 

Samagoun to Samdo (3780m),The Larkya La trail passes several Maniwalls as the valley begins to widen. Passing the stone huts, juniper and birch forest, crossing the river and bridge takes you into the beautiful Buddhist village Samdo. Overnight at Samdo.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 11: Trek from Samdo to Dharamsala (4480m), Stay Overnight. 4-5 hrs trek

A fine old mani walls marks the starts of the climbing to Larkya La, climb gently opposite the Larkya glacier becomes an indistinct. On the way you will see troupes of blue ships, yak pasture and beautiful landscape and mountains. Overnight at Dharmasala.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 12: Trek from Dharamsala to Larkya pass (5213m) to Bhimtang (3,590 m), Stay Overnight. 10 hours trek

The day is very demanding, we have to start very early in the morning in order to pass safely. The trail goes through sloppy, grassy fields, rocky moraines to the pass which is very long to Larkya La. The descending is also very steep down hills for a long time, eventually the valley becomes larger and the trail heads down to a large meadow, a Mani wall and some teahouse is Bhimtang. Overnight at Bhimtang

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 12 :Trek from Bimthang to Tilche  (2,300m), Stay Overnight. 6-7 hrs trek 

Today we will cross the glacial stream and follow the ancient salt trade route of Dudh khola. The valley is very impressive full of oak, rhododendron, blue pine, hemlock, birch and bamboo forest. Pass the pasture field, old Gho village and follow the descending valley to Tilche Gurung village .Overnight atTilche

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 13: Trek from Tilche to Dharapani and drive to Beshisahar, Stay Overnight.1 hrs trek & 3 hours drive 

Today we will trek around 1 hours from Tilche to Dharapani (which connects us to classic Annapurna Circuit Trek ) and take private jeep from dharapani to Beshisahar, it takes approximately 3 hours. we pass through many zig zag road and several waterfalls. Overnight at Beshisahar.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 15: Drive from Besishahar to Kathmandu

We can take  local route transportation for back to Kathmandu. During this drive you can catch several natural phenomens and traditional culture of western Nepal. This route join to the middle of Pokhara Kathmandu road passing through blue Marsyandi River .Overnight at Thamel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 16: Departure to home

We transfer you to the airport 3 hours before your flight. So, as per your flight schedule, we check out from the hotel and leave you at International terminal side at airport.

Meals: Breakfast, 


Cost Include:

  • Arrival and departure transfer by private car
  • 2 night’s hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • All land transportation as per trip itinerary
  • Manaslu conservation permit & Annapurna conservation permit
  • Special Manaslu trekking route permit
  • Twin sharing mountian lodge accommodation during the trek
  • Full board meal during the trek: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with tea/coffee
  • An english speaking,government licenced trekking guide and porter (1 porter for 2 trekker’s )
  • Food,salary,insurance,accommodation of Nepali staff
  • Sleeping bag & Duffel bag to each trekker’s (to be returned after the trek )
  • All the government and local tax with paper work
  • Farewell dinner at typical Nepali restaurant
  • Travel & rescue arrangement (Helicopter evacuation available if required, at clients cost based on clients insurance policy
  • Trekking Certificate

Cost Exclude:

  • Personal expenses such as laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters bottled or boiled water, shower, heater and phone calls etc
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips to Guide and Porter
  • Food and extra night’s hotel in Kathmandu & due to an early return from a trek, or an extended stay in Nepal
  • Additional trips or tours in Kathmandu
  • International flight tickets
Equipment List


  • • Fleece beanie
    • sun glasses
    • Chap stick / Sunscreen
    • Face mask or Scarf
    • Hand towel
    • Wind stopper / waterproof top and bottom
    • Cold weather down jacket below waist
    • Fleece jacket and trouser
    • Trekking trouser
    • T-Shirts(short or long sleeves) dry fit is better
    • Polypropylene thermal tops and bottom, at least 2pairs,
    • Wind stopper and fleece gloves
    • Socks and under wears
    • Trekking boot
    • Snow Gaiter (optional)
    • Runners / Snickers for camps
    • Head torch
    • Personal medical kit
    • Water Bottle/Camel Pak
    • Trekking / Ski pole (optional. Handy for anyone with knee problem)
    • Spare batteries for Camera andflash light. Check charging facility along your journey
    • Day pack Minimum25L with side pocket for water bottle
Departure Date
  • Start Date
  • End Date
  • Booked
  • Availability
Terms and Conditions

Himalayan Gateway Trek is a reputed adventure travel company that has been serving thousands of trekkers from all around the world. We are situated in Thamel, Kathmandu ,registered under license number 2126/073. Bunch of experienced guides and focused stuff has made the company this trust worthy up to date. The company is under the supervision of Mr. Bipin Lamichhane (Head) which has been providing facilities such as Trekking, hiking, tours and peak climbing.  We are fully approved and licensed  under Ministry of Tourism, Government of Nepal. We are also an active member of Trekking agents association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Assocation (NMA).

1, When you confirmed the trip,you should pay 25 % (Non- Refundable) down payment from total trip cost in advance as per the company’s policy, it help us to reserve Hotel’s in city, domestic flight’s and all other trip arrangement’s for final trip booking. with your deposit we need your details of scan passport copy by e-mail for all trips in Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan,which is more secure for you to book flight ticket or more things in your real name, gender, date of birth and passport number with home address.

2, All clients are request to have a valid passport, relevant visa/s and conform to the health regulations required by the country/s that will be visited during the trip.

3, You should clear rest of the amount on your Arrival day.

Any trip booking Payment process is very easy with Himalayan Gateway Trek (P.) Ltd, We accept your last minute booking also, but you should pay total tour cost in advance.

Travel Insurance

Insurance strategy takes care of the expense of a save helicopter from rocky or remote districts of the nation and covers all outrageous exercises for your excursion, for example, boating, endeavor, trekking, canyoning and so on.

On the off chance that you fall sick or have a mishap amid your trek in Nepal, the cost can end up noticeably over the top on the off chance that you need travel protection.

Numerous insurance agencies from everywhere throughout the world are giving travel protection administrations at a sensible cost and on the off chance that you are travlling in a gathering, you might have the capacity to get further rebates.

We firmly prescribe you to purchase a travel protection that comers Rescue and Evacuation at that point bring your strategy subtle elements (eg approach number, contact telephone, scope, and so forth) since save administrations will seldom go to your guide without money store or a guarantee in Kathmandu however when you are doing visit with us, we orchestrate helicopter departure in crisis case because of height ailment or enduring damage amid campaign/trekking/Climbing or potentially wellbeing conditions.

You have to either send your duplicate of travel protection approach authentication or basically convey alongside you amid your excursion. Himalayan Gateway Treks don’t offer or mastermind any kind of Travel Insurance Policy.

At long last, please dependably have a printed duplicate of your protection strategy helpful while going in Nepal

Health & Medicine Advice

High mountain ranges such as the Himalaya and Andes offer some of the most spectacular hiking opportunities on the planet. That being said, walking at high altitude brings with it certain inherent risks. Good advice is to make sure that you are well prepared for the trek since lack of fitness can often lead to discomfort or illness. The most common health issues that trekkers have during the trekking is altitude sickness so we should always ready for these risks. Something as simple as a foot blister can totally ruin a trek, not only for you but also for your companions.

You are healthy and mental and physical wellness at the season of booking this visit

A standout amongst the most well-known grievances endured by guests to Nepal is stomach issue. Drink just packaged beverages with the seals in place, boiled and filtered water. Maintain a strategic distance from extremely spicy foods in the event that you are unused to it.

Before beginning, do warm-up activities. Extending slowly builds heart rate, temperature and flow to your muscles. Likewise, following a decent night’s rest, your muscles require warming.

Altitude sickness is the name given to the collection of symptoms which can happen, when a man endeavors to rise too rapidly at heights over 2500 m (8202 ft). If you take the necessary precautions and listen to your body, chances are you will be fine.

Wearing good, comfortable and softened up footwear will go far to dodging foot issues like blisters which is one of the probability issues among trekkers.

You should have taken the necessary precautions to immunise/vaccinate for the destination you are   travelling to. If you fail to comply with the duty of disclosure in this condition and if Escape Trekking Adventures would not have permitted you to undertake the tour, or continue participation of the tour, had you made full disclosure under this condition, Himalayan Gateway trek will not be liable, except to the minimum extent.

Personal first Aid Kit

Medical survival kits are often a boring subject and many hikers don’t give it much attention. However, a survival kit is one of the most important items you carry and should not be compromised. Carry a first aid kit with you. Every outdoor person must have a personal first aid kit with proper medical background information inside, namely: emergency contact info, blood type, allergies and current medication. Trekkirs should carry followings things.
->Analgesics. Aspirin, Advil or Tylenol – for headaches etc.
->Thermometer (to check for fever) – mercury thermometers are prohibited by airlines
->Anti-diarrhoeal drug
->Antibiotic eye drops (one bottle)
->Anti-inflammatory drug
->Tweezers (for removal of splinters)
->Adhesive waterproof tape (3-4′ long of 1″ wide tape rolled onto a popsicle stick or sewing thread bobbin)
->Safety pins (2 large pins; can be used for gear, to secure bandages, dig out a splinter, etc)
->Medical gloves (1 pair, nitrile surgical or non-latex barrier gloves; the sanitary option if you need to help someone that is bleeding, or you want them to help you!)
->Muslin Triangular Bandage in a compressed package (handly as a sling of to fashion different types of splints)

Trekking equipment
  • • Fleece beanie
    • sun glasses
    • Chap stick / Sunscreen
    • Face mask or Scarf
    • Hand towel
    • Wind stopper / waterproof top and bottom
    • Cold weather down jacket below waist
    • Fleece jacket and trouser
    • Trekking trouser
    • T-Shirts(short or long sleeves) dry fit is better
    • Polypropylene thermal tops and bottom, at least 2pairs,
    • Wind stopper and fleece gloves
    • Socks and under wears
    • Trekking boot
    • Snow Gaiter (optional)
    • Runners / Snickers for camps
    • Head torch
    • Personal medical kit
    • Water Bottle/Camel Pak
    • Trekking / Ski pole (optional. Handy for anyone with knee problem)
    • Spare batteries for Camera andflash light. Check charging facility along your journey
    • Day pack Minimum25L with side pocket for water bottle
Nepal visa

Tourist who intends to visit Nepal must hold a valid passport and visa.

You may get your tourist visa in your home country or on arrival. We recommend you to get your tourist visa on arrival as it is very easy. To get your visa on arrival, you must have a valid passport and 2 passport sized photo with a light background.

Tourist Visa fee for visitors who enter Nepal for the first time in a visa year, from January to December:

  • Multiple entry visa for 15 days US$ 30
  • Multiple entry visa for 30 days US$ 50
  • Multiple entry visa for 90 days US$ 125

Tourist visa extension facility:

  • Visa extension fee for the period of 15 days us US$ 30
  • Visa extension fee for the period of more than 15 days US$ 2 per day.
  • Visa can be extended for a maximum period of 150 days in a visa year (January – December) at the Department of Immigration.

No visa required for:

  • Children below 10 yrs.
  • Any foreigner, who has stayed in Nepal up to fifteen (15) days continuously and re-enters Nepal during the same visa year.
  • Any tourist who is entering Nepal for three days or less.
Permits and fees

Entrance fees must be paid before touring heritage sites around Kathmandu Valley

Foreigners SAARC Nepalese
Narayanhiti Durbar Museum Rs. 500 Rs. 250 Rs. 100
Kathmandu Durbar square Rs. 750 Rs. 150 free
National Museum Chhauni Rs. 200 Rs. 25 Rs. 20
Patan Durbar Square Rs. 500 Rs. 100 free
Patan Museum Rs. 250 Rs. 25 Rs. 10
Patan Golden Temple Rs. 50 Rs. 20 free
Mahabouddha Temple Rs. 50 Rs. 30 free
Bhaktapur Durbar Square Rs. 1,500 Rs. 500 free
National Art Museum, Bhaktapur Rs. 100 Rs. 50 Rs. 20
Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple) Rs. 200 Rs. 50 free
Bouddhanath Stupa Rs. 250 Rs. 150 free
Pashupatinath Temple Rs. 1,000 Rs. 1,000 free
Changu Narayan Temple Rs. 100 Rs. 25 free
Ethnographic Museum, NTB Rs. 200 Rs. 100 Rs. 30


Entrance permits fees for National parks and Conservations areas

Foreigners SAARC Nepalese
Makalu-Barun national park
Sagarmatha national park
Langtang national park
Rara national park
Shey Phoksundo national park
Khaptad national park
Rs. 3,000/person +13% VAT Rs. 1’500/person + 13%VAT free
Bardia National Park
Parsa Wildlife Reserve
Koshi Toppi Wildlife Reserve
Rs. 1,000/person Rs. 500/person Rs. 50/person
Chitwan National Park Rs. 1,500/person Rs. 500/person Rs. 100/person
All Conservation Areas Rs. 2,000/person Rs. 200/person free

Jungle drives / vehicle entry fees

Car Jeep Van Chopper
Chitwan National Park Rs. 2,000/day Rs. 4,000/day Rs. 5,000/day Rs. 5,000/landing
Parsa, Shuklaphanta
Koshi Tappu wildlife reserve
Rs. 1,000/day Rs. 2,000/day Rs. 3,000/day Rs. 5,000/landing
Food And Accommodations.

Himalayan Gateway Trek  usually books hotel accommodation for you in cities on  Bed and Breakfast basis as your requirements. During your trek you can stay in a local tea house or camp. It depends on your wishes. While you are on a tea house trek, Himalayan Gateway Trek  invites you to choose the food you like for your breakfast, lunch and dinner from the menu. Our experienced guide will help with selecting and ensure that you get hygienically prepared, plentiful and healthy food. Most tea houses offer a variety of rice and noodle dishes, as well as seasonal vegetables. A variety of cereals, bread and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast, properly Hot drinks like Tea/coffee,Hot chocolate and others are available with all meals, and you can also buy mineral water in most of the areas where you find tea houses.

Tour Highlights

  • Trip Grade
  • Duration15
  • Starting PointSothikhola
  • Ending PointBeshisahar
  • TransportationBus
  • Group Size2-20
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • ActivitiesTrekking,Tours,Adventure
  • Trek StyleTea House Trek
  • Max. Altitude5,106 m
  • Min. Altitude710 m
  • Best TimeMarch to may and September to December

Trip Profile


⦁ Cross Larkey La (5160 m ) pass , one of the beautiful mountain passes of Nepal that joins Annapurna and Manaslu region.
⦁ Magnificient view of Mt. Manaslu, Kang Guru (6981 m), Annapurna II (7,937 m), Cheo Himal (6820 m), Himlung Himal (7126 m), Nemjung (7140 m), and Gyaji Kang (7074 m)
⦁ Experience Tibetan culture, tradition and lifestyle.
⦁ Visit Tibetan Buddhist monasteries, chortens, stupas, alleys, long mane walls, natural caves, pristine lakes and high mountain.
⦁ Walk in Manaslu conservation area.

Trip Map

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