Manaslu Circuit Trekking  |  17 Days

The Manaslu circuit trekking trail is situated in the bordering part of western Nepal. It is spread up to the land connected with the Tibetan plateau in the in the northern high altitude. The Manaslu trekking trails were opened in 1991 by the Nepal government. It is a popular trail to explore the Himalayan views of Manaslu, Ganesh and Annapurna mountain range, astonishing landscape,ethnic lifestyles in the middle hill region, their traditions, rituals, customs and festivals. Due to its diversities, this trekking is regarded as an alternative to the world renowned Annapurna circuit trekking.

Trekking in the Manaslu circuit heads through the Manaslu Conservation Area. It is full of natural and cultural variety. Larke La pass (5160m) is the highest Himalayan pass of this trek. Mt. Manaslu (8163m) is the 8th highest mountain in the world. The central attractions in this area are the Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Himal chuli, Peak 29, Mahendra Lake and glacier. The Milarepas cave in the west of Sama gaon and Samdo gaon are other attractions of this trekking. The trek follows the historical salt trade route with Tibet along the Budi Gandaki River. The local people on the trail are Newar, Gurung, Magar and other Tibetan origin groups. The varieties in biodiversities are terraced fields, rhododendron and pine forests. The Manaslu region is a shelter of 110 species of birds including Golden Eagle, Himalayan Griffon, Impeyan, Blood, Kalij, Eurasian Griffon and Koklas Pheasants, Himalayan and Tibetan Snow Cocks and the Crimson Horned Pheasant. Rhododendron and Himalayan blue pine are key flora species in this region.

Manaslu circuit trekking begins from Arughat of the Gorkha district. After several ascending and descending throughout the Budi Gandaki River, it reaches Sama and Samdo gaon, crosses the Larke pass and ultimately follows the main trail of the Annapurna round trekking at Lumjung. There were no any facilities at the beginning of the route, but now there are several lodges. Spring and autumn are the best seasons of the Manaslu region trek. Please, contact us for more information of the Manaslu circuit trekking.

Trip Highlights of Manaslu Circuit Trekking

  • Explore off the beaten trails in the Manaslu region.
  • Get the panoramic views of Manaslu, Ganesh and Annapurna Himalayan range.
  • Walk through the historical trade route.
  • Rich in alpine flora and fauna.
  • Know the ethnic culture and lifestyles.

Outline Itinerary:

  • 1Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu (1350m).
  • 2Day 2: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing.
  • 3Day 3: Drive to Sotikhola (710m): 8 - 9 hrs.
  • 4Day 4: Trek to Maccha Khola (900m): 6 - 7 hrs.
  • 5Day 5: Trek to Jagat (1410m): 6 - 7 hrs.
  • 6Day 6: Trek to Deng (1804m): 6 - 7 hrs.
  • 7Day 7: Trek to Namrung (2630m): 6 - 7 hrs.
  • 8Day 8: Trek to Samagaon (3530m): 6-7 hrs.
  • 9Day 9: Explore Pungyen Monastery: 6-7 hrs
  • 10Day 10: Trek to Samdo (3860m): 4 - 5 hrs.
  • 11Day 11: Trek to Dharamsala/Larkya B. C. (4460m): 4 - 5 hrs.
  • 12Day 12: Cross Larkya la (5160m) - Bimthang (3720m): 8 - 9 hrs.
  • 13Day 13: Trek to Tilije (2300m): 5 - 6 hours
  • 14Day 14: Trek to Tal (1700m): 5 - 6 hours
  • 15Day 15: Trek to Syange (1080m): 6 - 7 hours
  • 16Day 16: Drive to Kathmandu: 8-9 hours
  • 17Day 17: Final Departure.

Cost Includes


  • All Airport, Bus Park and Hotel transfers with private vehicles.
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing by private Vehicle.
  • By local Bus to Kathmandu to Soti khola and Syange to Kathmandu or pokhara . (But it can be customized according to your requirement about private vehicles).
  • Drop and Pick up to Nepali restaurant.


  • Kathmandu (3Ns): 2** Category Hotel (But it can be customized according to your requirement about hotel).
  • Manaslu circuit Trek (13Ns): Best Available Lodge Accommodation during treks on twin sharing basis room.


  • There are multiple selections in meals item in Manaslu circuit trekking. But, it can be basic and may not have choices in menu some of the rest places.
  • Breakfast: includes full trip.
  • Lunch: During the trekking (14 Lunches)
  • Dinner: During the trekking (13 Dinners)

Guide and Potter

  • English speaking tour guide in Kathmandu valley
  • Trekking Guide leader in mountains.
  • 1 Sherpa potter for 2 trekkers in mountain.

Trekking Package

  • Best Lodge Accommodations Mountain , all meals during trekking, all necessary staff with experienced leader (guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging.

Taxes and Entrance Fees

  • All the applicable services charges, government taxes, all necessary paper work and permits (Manaslu restricted area permit, Annapurna Conservations Area permit, Manaslu Conservations area  and TIMS Card).


  • Good Vibe Adventure’s t-shirt, Down Jacket, sleeping bag and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion).
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter rescue service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Exclusive Medical Kit Bag.
  • Good Vibe Adventure offers you Farewell Dinner on last night.

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs).
  • Entry fees for city sightseeing.
  • Travel and rescue insurance (necessary).
  • Lunch and Dinner while you are in Kathmandu & Pokhara city.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, bottle or boiled water & Hot Drinks Tea and Coffee, Hot Shower, Batteries charge, Heater during the Trek and Sweet things like desert).
  • Extra night accommodation and meals if early departure from mountain.
  • Tips for the guide, porter. (Tipping is voluntary).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on including section.
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  • “Manaslu circuit trekking ”

    “Manaslu circuit trekking ”


    I highly recommend Good Vibe for anyone considering trekking in Nepal. Kishan, the owner, is very friendly and did a great and honest job throughout the whole booking process. As he said, even though our guide, Samdo, didn't speak as much English as the other young guides, he more than compensated with his caring and responsible attitude and with his knowledge about the mountains, the villages and all the different trails along the way. Also even with my complete lack of understanding of the Nepali language, more than once it seemed clear that the other young guides would come to Samdo (I'm probably misspelling his name - sorry!) for advice. Other than that, I doubt that you can find a better price than what Good Vibe offers. Extremely competitive while maintaining an excellent quit service. All in all, I couldn't be happier with the service provided and I would recommend this company to anyone.  

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    Great adventure! Beautiful moutains, magnifiscient rivers, infinite stars, amazing people... and the perfect guide to explore it!!

  • Trip Duration 17 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
  • Trip Style Tour and Trekking
  • Accomodation Lodge Trek
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