Manaslu Circuit Trekking

17 Days

Manaslu Circuit Trekking is an entirely enthralling trek through the marvelous and audacious trail of the Manaslu region. The trek proffers the enchanting snowy peaks, splendid green hill landscape and the cultural aura of the Tibetan Buddhist communities. The Larke La Pass (5160 meters) is the highest point of this trek, which is an amazing viewpoint, located at the base point of Mt. Manaslu (8163 meters).

Manaslu circuit trek is equally popular as the Round Manaslu Trek that begins from the Budi Gandaki River valley and connects the Marshyangdi River valley at the ending point. The restricted region of Manaslu Conservation Area is the base of this trek that requires a restricted area trekking permit. Manaslu region is the pocket zone of the snow leopard. The striking green hills, oak and rhododendron forest, grassy lands and the enticing surroundings frequently appear on the downhill part. The alpine region of the Manaslu is prevailed with the meadows and the marvelous white peaks, including Mt. Manaslu comes at your closer distance. The Tibetan Buddhist culture has made a deep impression on the locality along with the ancient heritages. Colorful monasteries, chhortens and mani walls are the lively scenery of the cultural richness. The Larke Pass is a challenging section of the trek that requires physical fitness and acclimatization. Crossing the pass, you connect with the Annapurna trail and head through the Marshyangdi River valley, which is another world famous trail in Nepal.

March to May and September to November are the best trekking seasons for the Manaslu circuit. Reliance Trekking offers this trek with professional guide and porters on the requirement. Please, contact us for the detailed information.

Manaslu Circuit Trekking Highlights

  • Visit the city of temples and stupas- Kathmandu
  • Medieval century arts and architectures
  • Manaslu Conservation Area Project (Restricted region)
  • Connects Budi Gandaki and Marshyangdi River valley
  • Mt. Manaslu (8163 meters) – the 7th highest peak in the world


Representative of Reliance Trekking will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu and s/he will be transferred to hotel in our private tourist vehicle. Overnight at Hotel.(Breakfast included)

In the morning, we set up a pre-trip meeting with an introduction of the trekking guide. Managing the document to prepare the paperwork for the trekking, then we visit the UNESCO listed world heritage sites of the Kathmandu valley, including Boudhnath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, the Pashupatinath temple that is situated beside the Bagmati River. Driving back to the hotel, you prepare the trek with packing your belongings. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast included)

After the breakfast at the hotel, we drive from Kathmandu to Arughat and continue to Soti Khola. On the way, we pass Dhadingbesi, which is the district center of the Dhading district. The overall trip is about 9 hours. Overnight at lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

The first day trek from Soti Khola begins after the breakfast at the lodge and it gradually goes through the Saal forest and head along the bank of the Budi Gandaki River. The descending and ascending route towards the Budi Gandaki River and the forest randomly goes till we reach to Machha Khola. Overnight at lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

Having breakfast at Machha Khola, we cross the stream and Khorlabesi to reach Tatopani. It is amazing to have a natural hot spring and we cross the Dovan Khola. We encounter with the sandy beach and the stunning riverside till we walk and rest in Jagat. Overnight at lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

Walking through the undulating trail from Jagat, we reach to Sridibas all the way through the stone paved route. The Sringi Himal offers its best smile to welcome us. Then we trek down to the River, cross the bridge over it and head towards Philim with a steep ascent. Overnight at lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

Right at the beginning, we get the exclusive view of the waterfall. Heading further, we reach to the impressive valley via Eklai Bhatti. Then we cross the River over the bridge, pass Euwa And walk all the way to Deng. Overnight at lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

Beginning the trek through the steep uphill route, the spectacular views stun us and we cross the River. During the trek, we pass some of the beautiful valleys and there lies Mani walls, which is significant in Buddhism. Reaching Namrung, we get a lot of attractions of the Tibetan Buddhism. Stroll around the village and rest. Overnight at lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

We get spectacular Himalayan views from Namrung, as it is the best viewpoint of the Sringi Himalchuli and Ganesh Himal. After the breakfast, we climb up through the terraced hillside and reach to Lihi. We pass through the chhortens and the villages like Sho and Lho. We get the superb sight of Mt. Manaslu and explore the Ribung Monastery. We are getting high altitude and reach to Sama Gaon for the rest. Overnight at lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

As aforementioned, we are gaining the altitude, so we spend an extra day to practice acclimatization with a stroll around the village and getting cultural affluence. As an optional itinerary, we hike towards the Manaslu base camp, which is about 7 hours trip gradually. Hike to the Birendra Lake is another option. Overnight at lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

The gradual walk heads uphill after the breakfast. Exploring the fantastic views of the Himalayas, especially Manaslu leads us to reach Samdo, which is a Tibetan refugee village. Then we walk through the meadows, which is located close to the Tibetan border. We reach Samdo and take a rest. Overnight at lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

After having breakfast at Samdo, we cross over the stream and reach the Larke Bazaar, which is the last market place in this altitude. It was a market thrived by the Tibetan trade for several years. A short walk to Dharmashala warms up for the huge climb tomorrow. Overnight at lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

From Dharmashala, we begin to climb upwards the Larke La, through the snowy trail. The spectacular snowy peaks of Mt. Manaslu (8163 meters), Himlung Himal (7126meter), Cheo Himal (6820meters), Gyagi Kung, Kang Kuru (6981meters) and the Annapurna II (7937meters) can be explored during the trekking. After a wonderful session at the top, we descend through another side of the pass, descending to Bhimphedi. Overnight at lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

We start to make a gentle climb through paddy fields, walking further passing the Karcha La Pass. Then we walk through the rhododendron forest all the way walking down to Tilije. Overnight at lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

Having breakfast at Tilije, we begin to trek over a small ridge and enjoy walking through the stone paved trail, which passes a village. Crossing the stream, we encounter Mani wall and reach to Thonje village. After a while, we reach to the Annapurna region check point and officially walk through the Annapurna round trail. Heading through Karte village, we reach to Tal and gradually reach to Chamje. Overnight at lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

After the breakfast at Chamje, we drive to Kathmandu. It takes about 8-9 hours drive through the Marshyangdi and Trishuli River valley. Arriving in Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel. Overnight at hotel. (breakfast lunch Included)

On this day, our representative drops you at the airport for the final departure. Thank you very much for trekking with us. See you again.

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle.
  • Accommodation in 2 star category Hotel in Kathmandu 3 Nights on BB basis as per the itinerary.
  • City tour in Kathmandu with guide by private Vehicle.
  • Necessary permits for trek & climbing.
  • Flight From Kathmandu to Lukla & return from Lukla to Kathmandu.
  • Accommodation in guest houses during the trek.
  • (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) per day during the trek Drinks- (3 cups of Tea & Coffiee per day during the trek).
  • Fresh fruits after dinner.
  • Qualified and experienced guide and porter services.(We will provide 1 porter for 2 trekkers and the maximum weight carried by porter is below 25 Kg in total).
  • Transportation, accommodation, meal allowance, equipment and insurance for trekking staffs.
  • All the official paper work and all the applicable government taxes.

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Drinks (mineral water, any cold drinks, and alcoholic drinks).
  • Your travel insurance.
  • Your equipment for trekking and climbing.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as tips for guide, porter and driver, laundry, bar bill, telephone calls etc.
  • International airfare and departure airport tax.
  • Liability for expenses against sickness, flight cancellation, road blockage, accidents and other occurrence beyond our control.
  • Monuments fees while sightseeing in Kathmandu & other places.
  • Any other cost not mention above in cost includes.
  • Sleeping bag and down jacket, medicine if necessary.
  • Your Nepal Visa Fee.


Reliance Trekking will provide duffle bag during the trek. It needs to be returned after the trek

  • You need to bring your sleeping bag for the night
  • A wind and waterproof thin layered jacket (Must have for morning and evening above 3,000m)
  • Daypack
  • Upper Body- Head / Ears / Eyes
  • A pair of half gloves
  • The warmer hat that covers the ears
  • Sunglasses
  • Neck warmer
  • Sunscreen (35 to 60 SPF)
  • Headlamp and an extra set of batteries
  • Hand
  • A pair of half gloves for walking poles(if you prefer)
  • Warmer shell gloves and liner
  • Center Body
  • Down jacket
  • long sleeve t-shirts
  • Thermal Tops
  • wool Jackets or pullover
  • Artificial sports bras for (Women and girls)
  • Water and windproof shell jacket
  • Lower Body
  • Thermal underwear (especially trousers)
  • windproof and waterproof trousers
  • warmer trouser
  • Comfortable trekking pants
  • Extra casual sport pants
  • Feet
  • A pair of good waterproof trekking boots
  • Pair of sandals
  • 4-5 pairs of woolen socks
  • Socks liner
  • Light shoes and sneaker
  • First Aid Kits and Medicines
  • Assorted Adhesive Bandages (fabric preferred)
  • Blister treatment
  • Insect testing / anti-itch treatment
  • Ibuprofen / other pain-relief medication
  • Diamox (125mg to 250mg tablets for altitude sickness)
  • Warps, splints, and wound coverings butterfly bandage
    Water purifying pills

(Note our company guide will carry the medicines and first aid kits during the trek. However, we recommend better to bring your personal first-aid kit as well)
Miscellaneous, but must useable

  • 4 pic passport sizes with original passport
  • Water bottle & filter
  • Flight details (please make a copy and leave one pic at our office in KTM because of if you want to change your flight date)
  • Bathroom kit (conform, should be included Toilet papers put on the plastic bag, hand wipes, towel, and soap, etc.)
  • Extra things
  • Comfortable trekking poles
  • Best energy dry foods (up to you)
  • Power Bank and music players
  • Camera (Memory card, chargers, and extra batteries)

Trekking equipment

The Following information will give you some idea about what you need to bring for the trek as the backpack for the hiking in Nepal and the gear play a vital role for the successful trip and we suggest you to have all the necessary gear for the trip and not to have unnecessary equipment/things that you will not be using for the trip and list of the gear you need for the trek are:

  1. Good down Sleeping bag (Optional/You need to bring your own but if you do not have on your own and it is to be chargeable during the trek.
  2. Duffel or Rucksack bag to keep your all the gear and this will be carried by the porters.
  3. Daypack bag for yourself
  4. A down Jacket
  5. Shade hat
  6. Warm wool hat to cover your ears
  7. A pair of lightweight warm gloves.
  8. T-shirts 2- 3 pieces
  9. Lightweight thermal tops.
  10. Fleece jacket.
  11. Fleece Wind-proved jacket (optional).
  12. A pair’s nylon hiking shorts which are quick drying one
  13. Underwear
  14. Two pairs of lightweight long underwear.
  15. Two pairs trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts
  16. Four pairs of liner warm socks
  17. A pair of light to medium weight waterproof hiking/trekking boots.
  18. A pair of light trekking shoes for camp/lodges
  19. A pair sandal (Optional)
  20. A water bottle.
  21. Head/Torch Light.

Medicines and First Aid Kits

  1. Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude-related headaches like DMX.
  2. Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.
  3. Imodium or Peptone besom, Flexon capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea.
  4. Diamox 125 or 250mg or 400mg tablets for altitude sickness.
  5. 1 small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as moleskin, band-aids, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, etc. Reliance Trekking company’s team also provide first aid kits)

Miscellaneous but Important

  1. Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies)
  2. Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport.
  3. Lip care (Balm) At least SPF 20, 2 sticks.
  4. Sun’s cream with SPF 40 is recommended
  5. Pocket knife.
  6. Water purification Iodine tablets
  7. Toiletry kits and be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.

Note Regarding Itineraries
Although we generally adhere to the schedule, the itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control, including weather and terrain conditions, suitable campsite availability, and the group’s general fitness level. It is important to understand that our trek is logistically complex and it is not unusual that adjustments be made. Our guide will orient you each evening to the following day’s plan and their good judgment is the key to the long history of successful treks that Reliance Trekking Pvt. Ltd.  Please remember that our ability to make adjustments as needed helps to ensure that your trek is safe and successful. Your safety is paramount.

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Manaslu Circuit Trekking
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