Manaslu Circuit Trekking  |  16 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 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 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 on the Manaslu circuit trekking.

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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).Namaste and Welcome to Kathmandu. A representative of Good Vive Adventure greets you at the international airport. Then you will be transferred to the hotel. After check-in at the hotel, refresh and rest yourselves. We will briefly explain our tour program in the evening. O/N at Hotel. (A)
  • 2Day 2: Drive to Sotikhola (710m): 8 - 9 hrs.After breakfast early in the morning, we drive to Sotikhola. It is a long scenic drive with the beautiful green hill surrounding along the Trishuli River in the beginning and reaches Dhading Besi. Then we drive to the Soti Khola through the gravel road continually from the Aarughat. O/N at Lodge
  • 3Day 3: Trek to Maccha Khola (900m): 6 - 7 hrs.After breakfast, we head through the sub-tropical forest of Saal trees and along the Budhi Gandaki River. Then we cross the Khursane heading through the farmlands and reach Labubesi. It is an ethnic settlement of Gurung People. Following the trail along the river, we reach Machha Khola. O/N at Lodge.
  • 4Day 4: Trek to Jagat (1410m): 6 - 7 hrs.After breakfast, we walk through a tough trail and reach Khorlabesi. Then we reach the village with a natural hot spring called Tatopani. Walking along the Budhi Gandaki River, we reach Dovan. We cross the bridge at Bharyang, walk continually and reach the Jagat Village. O/N at Lodge.
  • 5Day 5: Trek to Deng (1804m): 6 - 7 hrs.Today morning, we ascend to the Salleri and climb down to Sirdiwas. Then we gradually walk crossing the bridge in Philim. It is a large ethnic Gurung settlement. Crossing the Ekle Bhatti, the path leads us again to the Budhi Gandaki ridge. We walk continually through the bamboo forest, cross the Deng Khola and reach the Deng Village. O/N at Lodge.
  • 6Day 6: Trek to Namrung (2630m): 6 - 7 hrs.Today, we walk through the trail following the Budhi Gandaki River and reach the valley. Now, the trip heads through the forests and reaches Ghap. The route frequently crosses the Budhi Gandaki River which offers the beautiful views of Sringi Mountain, move through the lush forest. Walking through the narrow gorge, we reach the Namrung village. O/N at Lodge.
  • 7Day 7: Trek to Samagaon (3530m): 6-7 hrs.Today, we meet several Buddhist civilizations as Chhortens and Mani walls and continue to Lihi. On the way, we can see superb views of Mt. Ganesh and Himal Chuli. Heading further, we cross Lho, Shyala village and reach the Sama Gaon. On the way, we have an opportunity to explore the Ribung monastery. Himchuli and Peak 29 are dazzling on the background. We stay today at Samagaon. O/N at Lodge.
  • 8Day 8: Explore Pungyen Monastery: 6-7 hrsToday, we do acclimatization by hiking to the Pungyen monastery. The way is full of Sherpa culture and civilizations. Chorten, Mani walls and monasteries are situated around the way. We have astonishing views of Manaslu and the mountain Glaciers. Return to the Samagaon and rest. O/N at Lodge.
  • 9Day 9: Trek to Samdo (3860m): 4 - 5 hrs.After breakfast, we descend to the Budhi Gandaki River and head to the Manaslu Base Camp. The trail has got several mani walls and a wide way. The trail includes several mani walls and chortens. Walking through the birch and juniper forest, we descend to the Kermo Khola, cross the Budhi Gandaki River and ultimately reach the Samdo village. O/N at Lodge.
  • 10Day 10: Trek to Dharamsala/Larkya B. C. (4460m): 4 - 5 hrs.After breakfast, we trek to the Dharmasala following the Ridge of Budi Gandaki River. It is an interesting walk with the views of Larkey Glacier. After crossing the Salka Khola, genteelly we reach the Larke Phedi. It is quite early today. After check-in in the lodge, we can do a short hike around the village. O/N at Lodge.
  • 11Day 11: Cross Larkya la (5160m) - Bimthang (3720m): 8 - 9 hrs.Today is our thrilling day, which crosses the Larkey La at 5160mtrs. After breakfast in the early morning, we climb up through the north of Glacier. After a challenging ascent, we reach the top of Larkey La. The exciting views of Manaslu, Lamjung, Himlung, Kangru and other snow-covered Peaks come closer in front of the eyes. Then we descend to the Bimthang through the pasture land. O/N at Lodge.
  • 12Day 12: Trek to Tilije (2300m): 5 - 6 hoursAfter breakfast, we climb down to the Dudh Khola. The trail offers the views of Manaslu, Himlung and Lamjung Himal. Then we walk through the rhododendron forest and reach the fertile land beside the Karcher. Gradually, the trail leads to the bank of the River. After crossing the Gho village, we trek further to Tilije. O/N at Lodge.
  • 13Day 13: Trek to Tal (1700m): 5 - 6 hoursToday, we walk through the stone-paved trail and beautiful surroundings. Then we continually walk to the Thonje village after crossing the bridge over Dudh Koshi and crossing several Chhortens and Mani walls. Then we walk further to Dharapani and enter into the main trail of the Annapurna circuit trekking. Following the ridge of the Marshyangdi River, we reach to Tal. O/N at Lodge.
  • 14Day 14: Trek to Syange (1080m): 6 - 7 hoursToday, we cross the Marshyangdi Khola and follow the trail of Chyamje. It is a splendid walk head through the rice fields and rugged trail. It follows the rhododendron and pine forests and gradually reaches the Syange, O/N at Lodge.
  • 15Day 15: Drive to Kathmandu: 8-9 hoursFollowing the ridge of Marshyangdi and the Trishuli River, today we drive to Kathmandu. On the way, we have beautiful views of lush forests, gorges, Riverbank settlement, and green hill views. After a long drive, we arrive in Kathmandu. Check-in hotel and rest. O/N at Hotel.
  • 16Day 16: Final Departure.Today, it’s your final day of the trip to Nepal. On your airport time, Good Vibe Adventure will bid farewell and wish for a safe journey. Or if you have extra activities in Nepal then we do the further trip. (B)

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 ”


    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 Note

The given itineraries are temporary. We are ready to operate according to your interested itineraries also. Please, let us know about your desired route plan too.

Arrival in Nepal

After your arrival itinerary in Nepal, Good Vibe Adventure welcomes you at the entry point or at the airport and takes you to the hotel. We also explain to you in short about the programs.


Private Tourist vehicle to airport drops and pick up/. Our tour starts with drive on Private/Local bus KTM-SotiKhola-KTM.

Food/ Water and Accommodation on Manaslu Circuit Trekking

We provide Standard breakfast in Kathmandu. During the trekking, we provide breakfast and dinner at the lodge and lunch on the trekking trail. We recommend you to bring water purification pills, but you have options of buying bottled water or boiled water as well.

We offer 2-3 star Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu but it can be customized according to your request. And best available lodge in the trekking. Lodges with basic facilities are available in Manaslu circuit Trekking

Luggage on Manaslu Circuit Trekking

During the trekking, your bag pack will be carried by the porter and you can use your belongings at your desired time. You can just carry a day pack with a water bottle, camera, sun-screen, spare jacket, etc. Except for the necessary things, you can deposit your belongings to the hotels' locker.

Communication, Electricity and Battery Charge on Manaslu Circuit Trekking

Despite some areas, there is network coverage of mobile phones in almost the places. The landline phones are also available for communication. Electricity or solar powers are available for the mobile charge. It is better to have a spare battery.

Health Issues

It is better to consult with your doctor before going to the Manaslu Circuit Trekking. Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)/ High Altitude Sickness can occur during the trekking so proper acclimatization is needed. Please, take your required medicine with you.


Insurance helps you to get a quick rescue and medical expenses. It is an expensive operation from the higher altitude in the helicopter. It cuts your economic burden if some accidents happen. Insurance should be done by you.

Best Trekking season for the Manaslu Circuit Trekking

Autumn and spring are the best seasons for Manaslu Circuit Trekking. Days are warm and nights are chilling. Mornings are usually clear and fine weather. It can be heavy snowfall in the afternoon and evening.

Booking and Payment procedure

20% payment should be paid in advance while you book the trip. It should include Passport copy and flight detail. The rest of the 80% payment is payable at your arrival in Nepal. You can pay by your credit card and deposit into the bank account of Good Vibe Adventure from your country and can pay cash after your arrival.

Trip Extension

In addition to Manaslu CircuitTrek, we can also extend the trip to jungle safari, Lumbini Tour, Nepal Tour, Rafting along with tour activities in Tibet and Bhutan. Please, let us know earlier if you want to extend your trip either inside Nepal or outside of it according to your time management.

  • Trip Duration 16 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
  • Trip Style Tour and Trekking
  • Accomodation Lodge Trek
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