Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of the most adventurous trips in Nepal. This is a less-crowded trek with boundless adventures.
Our 12 days Manaslu Circuit Trek will make you experience remote villages and the natural beauty of Nepal. You will witness rich forests, rivers, and waterfalls beside the mountain panorama. You will also get to visit the preserved areas of the trip that are rare including plants and locations.
In the midwest Himalaya region, you will see the tribal village people belonging in the division of Gurung, Magar, and Bhotias. They have a different way of embracing their own authentic cultures. Their friendly behavior is bound to make you feel welcomed and homely.
Also, there are 33 species of mammals, 110 species of birds and 211 types of butterflies. With 11 types of forest on the way, there are 2000 species of flowering plants. If you are lucky, you will see most of the species.
When it comes to scenic beauty, the 8th highest mountain of the world, Mt. Manaslu, also known as Kutang (8163 m) is captivating.
Tea Houses at Dharamshala is a great place you will stop by for varieties of teas. There are plenty of teahouses there at Dharamshala and also lots of places you can stop for foods.
They are close to Larke Phedi & Samdo village. Along with this, you can also discover the Tsum Valley. It is also considered as the hidden valley. The people there follow the traditional ways and methods of living.
The locals follow Buddhism. Many prayer wheels, monasteries and mani walls add to the ambiance of the place. The people there are friendly and welcoming. The lifestyle there is pretty simple.
You will pass through the off beaten trail and isolated villages. This will give you the feeling of a different world which is as beautiful as you expect it to be.
Optionally: you can trek further Annapurna Circuit route to Jomsom at Kali Gandaki Valley crossing over the Thorong La pass (5416m.), which is another popular and adventure trek in the Annapurna region and concludes the trek by flying/driving down to Pokhara/Kathmandu.
12 Days Manaslu Circuit Trek: Highlights
- Opportunity to experience the isolated and remote areas of Nepal
- A wide number of tea houses in Dharamshala
- Satisfaction for true adventure seekers
- The chance to witness the 8th highest mountain of the world Mt. Manaslu
- Get the chance to explore the authentic tradition of Buddhists and the lifestyles of the locals
- Wide varieties of animals, plants, and birds
Best Time for Manaslu Circuit Trek
Autumn season (i.e. September to November) is the best time for the Manaslu Circuit trek. Spring season (i.e. March to May) is also the second best time for Manaslu Circuit trekking. In these seasons, beautiful floras and Mountain views welcome visitors. In the winter season such as late December, January and February, the Larke La Pass is rather hard, so it’s less preferable to go in the winter season. But the climate is pleasant during the autumn (September, October, November) too. But the nights are pretty chilly, do prepare to keep yourself warm and comfortable.
Manaslu Circuit Trek Difficulty
The trek requires 5 – 7 hours of walk every day and is of a ‘difficult’ grade. But with regular exercises before the trek, anyone can do it. And with proper equipment, the journey will be worth it.
Likewise, altitude is another precaution to take care of. So it is necessary to take regular rests and drink plenty of water. Take as much time as you need to enjoy the trek and take it slow to make the best out of the trek.
Amongst all the paths and tracks, the most difficult one is at Budhi Gandaki Gorge. Do invest in a good pair of trekking shoes for a comfortable walk on the rugged roads.
Another challenging path is the Larke La Pass (5213m). The trip is completely safe after the earthquake of 2015. All the paths are clear and checked.
This trek will feed you with some amazing experiences and challenges.
Manaslu Circuit Trek Required Documents and Permits
Manaslu Circuit Trek is in the restricted region. So, you’ll need a special restricted area permit that can be issued by local companies. ACAP and MCAP permits are also needed for the trek. For the trek, two trekkers are compulsory.
Getting to and from Manaslu Circuit Trek
Starting point of the Trek: From Kathmandu you will travel 160 km to Soti Khola. A private Jeep takes 7 hours and the local bus takes 8 to 9 hours. The first day of the trek is an off-road adventure ride.
Ending point of the Trek: You will drive from Dharapani in a Jeep for 6 hours and transfer it to another Jeep or local bus to Kathmandu for 7 hours.
Accommodation During the Manaslu Circuit Trek
Manuals Trek is a tea house based trek. Every night you’ll sleep in a teahouse with two single beds. For the most part, toilets are shared and can be outside tea houses. Heating is available only in the dining area. Foods in tea houses are available. During the trek, you will stop for lunch in tea houses.
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|Day 01||Arrive in Kathmandu||1400 m|
|Day 02||Drive to Soti Khola||710 m||7 - 8 hours|
|Day 03||Trek to Macha Khola||930 m||7 hours|
|Day 04||Trek to Jagat||1410 m||5 - 6 hours|
|Day 05||Trek to Deng||1804 m||6 - 7 hours|
|Day 06||Trek to Namrung||2630 m||6 - 7 hours|
|Day 07||Trek to Samagaon||3530 m||6 - 7 hours|
|Day 08||Trek to Samdo||3860 m||4 hours|
|Day 09||Trek to Dharmashala||4460 m||3 - 4 hours|
|Day 10||Trek to Bimthang via Larke Pass||3700 m / 5160 m||3 - 4 hours|
|Day 11||Trek to Dharapani||1860 m||6 - 7 hours|
|Day 12||Drive to Kathmandu||9 hours|