Manaslu Circuit Trek - 14 Days

Tour Overview

People Interested



11/02/2023 - 11/02/2023




14 Days

Trip Grade


Max group size


Best Time

Fall and Spring

Tour Description

Are you interested in discovering a whole new world beyond the one we now live in by traveling to exotic hills and experiencing magical times? If so, you should definitely consider our Manaslu Circuit Trekking Package.

The Manaslu range is one of the world's most remote hiking destinations, offering a variety of adventurous hiking routes and Himalayan explorations. With a touch of the Tibetan tradition, the Manaslu Circuit Trekking journey leads you to some of the most remote settlements, breathtaking mountain ranges, stunning waterfalls, and captivating monasteries. 

This circuit hiking may also be ideal for you if you appreciate Buddhism in Nepal since it highlights the religion's artistic aspects through the presence of stupas, colorful prayer flags, and miniature stone Chortens.

The overall circuit is located within the Manaslu region's conservation zone, which so far has preserved nature, wildlife, and habitat. The native tribes have learned to live in harmony with ecology and all of its aspects.


Suggested Preparation For Manaslu Circuit Trek:  

To successfully undertake the Manaslu Circuit Trek, it is important to possess a sufficient level of physical fitness and stamina. Commencing preparations for the trek at least 2-3 months in advance is highly advised. Here are some suggested preparations:

1. Physical Preparation: The Manaslu Circuit Trek is known for its physical demands, necessitating a good level of fitness and stamina. Initiate your preparations few months ahead of the trek. Some of the physical preparation you can do include:

  •  Regular exercise: Start doing cardio exercises such as running, cycling, or swimming to improve your endurance and stamina. 
  • Strength training: Incorporate strength training exercises such as squats, lunges, and leg presses to build leg muscles and increase your overall strength. 
  • Altitude training: You can train your body for high altitude by doing stair climbing, hiking, or trekking on nearby hills or mountains. 

2. Mental preparation: Mental preparation is equally important for as physical preparation. You should be mentally prepared for the challenges of the trek and be positive and determined throughout the journey. 

  • Research: Research about the trek, its challenges, and the culture and customs of the region. This will help you to have realistic expectations and avoid culture shock.
  • Meditation: Meditation helps to calm your mind and improve your mental strength. You can start with short meditation sessions and gradually increase the duration and frequency.
  • Positive Attitude: Having a positive attitude helps you to overcome challenges and enjoy the journey. You should focus on the beautiful scenery and the experience rather than the difficulties.

 Why choose Manaslu Circuit for trekking?

The Manaslu Circuit Trek brings you to isolated regions of Nepal with breathtaking sceneries and delivers all that Nepal has to offer.  Here are several reasons for taking a walk to the Manaslu Circuit:

  • You will trek along woodland routes with stunning mountain vistas that highlight the area's biodiversity. Your Manaslu journey will take on a natural aroma if you go over these routes.
  • Between Jagat and Dharapani, in the Manaslu Area, is a limited area for cultural tourism. As a result, the journey to the specified territory will be filled with delights and thrills with a traditional feel of wilderness.
  • Larkya La Pass, at 5106 m, is a high-altitude pass, making it itself to be a rewarding trek.
  • Along with our Hiking Bees' trekking professionals, you will visit the Birendra Tal, a lake within the Manaslu Glacier.
  • We will hike to Manaslu Base Camp after a day of relaxation in Samagaon.

 Trekking through isolated settlements, mountain passes, and stunning waterfalls will give you a wonderful taste of rural living in the high area. These areas are in their native shape and have not been as much urbanized.


Ideal Season for Manaslu Circuit Trekking

When heading for a hike, one needs to be mindful of the season they decide to go. And what exactly time of year is ideal for Manaslu Circuit Trekking? Hiking Bees advise you to reserve this excursion for the fall and spring seasons.

Through splitting these seasons further, spring lasts from March to May. These are pleasant hiking months because of the milder weather. During this season, the flowers are in full bloom, and the pathway is lined with petals and leaves.

Spring, which lasts from September to November, is the second-optimal season. These months are characterized by vibrant clouds and a refreshing atmosphere.


How challenging is Manaslu Circuit Trekking?

The Manaslu Circuit is a demanding as well as exciting walk based on the trekking trails and feedback from hikers. Experienced trekkers won't struggle on this walk, but newcomers may encounter some challenges. As this is a high-altitude trek with unpaved roads, normal people can have difficulties in breaking and walking.  

However, there is always a workaround. Beginners may get ready for this hike by adding these practices to their daily routine: Walks, Meditation, and Yoga, Nutritional diets, Jogging, Going to Gym, and so on. 

You should plan your trip with warm clothes and comfortable boots for a pleasant hike along with raincoats or umbrellas as the weather in the Himalayan regions is mostly drizzly. When in the journey, we are here to ease your hike with the availability of guides, who will give you directions and porters, who will carry your luggage and oxygen cylinders.

So, if you are an enthusiast and an adventure-loving person, now is the chance to explore the mountains with Hiking Bees.


Manaslu Trekking by Hiking Bees

Hiking Bees is a professional Nepalese trekking company with a team of well-experienced guides, who efficiently run a variety of treks and vacations. Locals from the region where you will be hiking serve as our guides and carriers. They are knowledgeable in hike routes and schedules and have received extensive training.

Manaslu Circuit Hiking is unquestionably a fantastic, ideal location for trekkers. For individuals with a specified timeframe, this 14-day journey would be perfect. We also suggest the 23-day Manaslu Trek with Tsum Valley Trek or Tsum Valley Manaslu Trek With Thorang La Pass if you're searching for a longer, more demanding alternative with additional tourist routes in the Kathmandu hills. 

You may schedule your upcoming travel with us straight away!!

Tour Highlights

  • An energetic journey to some of the wild and unexplored zones of the Nepalese Himalayan range.
  • Witness the beauty of Mt. Manaslu, the world's eighth-highest mountain.
  • Explore the highlands with the Manaslu Circuit Trekking Package and socialize with the locals to know more about Himalayan way of living.
  • Enjoy the serenity of the wetlands.
  • Visit the enchanting monasteries and accompany the monks for prayers.
  • Tranquil waterfalls and streams views.
  • Taste the flavors of Tibet and Nepal.
  • Take a glimpse of the vivid ecosystem of Manaslu's preservation site.

Tour Includes

  • All kinds of transportation services, notably private vehicles and airport shuttles.
  • Two nights lodging plus breakfast at a 3-starred Kathmandu hotel.
  • Finest possible double-split lodge to lodge accommodation throughout the hike.
  • Breakfast, day meal, and supper are all included in the full board hike package.
  • One incredibly skilled, accommodating, and kind guide plus one porter (1 porter for two individuals), and all the staff's meals, lodging, and so on.
  • Administrative fees and governmental taxes.
  • Charge of the special Manaslu hiking permit because we require a special authorization to enter the Manaslu region since it is in a restricted territory.
  • All the necessary equipments (Down Jacket, Duffle Bag, Sleeping Bag, Walking pole).
  • Hot bag for a goodnight sleep.
  • Emergency Rescue Arrangement service which will be funded by your travel insurance.
  • First-aid supplies including an oxygen meter to check pulse rate.
  • Energy Supplements (Cookies, Chocolatebar, etc.) once in a day.
  • Seasonal fruits as dessert after dinner.
  • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali kitchen.

Tour Excludes

  • Your entrance visa and international travel costs
  • Meals not listed in the "Daily food Inclusions"
  • Personalized hiking kit
  • Traveling insurance
  • Tips for guide and porter.
  • Drinks, snacks, water as well as other individual needs and expenses

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 : Landing at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu

Meals : Welcome Drinks

At the Kathmandu airport's arrival zone, a staff from our service will be waiting for you with your nameplate. Once you arrive, the staff will greet you and take you to your accommodation in Kathmandu. A description of our arrangements will be provided to you by the hotel when you check in.

Trek Distance : 5km
Highest Altitude : 900Meters/2952Ft
Trek Duration : 8-9 Hrs
Meals : B,L,D

Prepare yourself for a lengthy drive ahead. Following breakfast at the accommodation, you'll be driven to Machha Khola. Up to Dhading Besi, the journey is pleasant over a blacktopped concrete road. However, after Dhading Besi, the journey becomes challenging with bumpy roads. Still, the journey will provide some iconic panoramas of Nepal's remote villages and nature. Then, we'll be spending the evening at a homestay in Machha Khola.

Trek Distance : 22.2Km
Highest Altitude : 1340Meters/4395Ft
Trek Duration : 5-6 Hrs
Meals : B,L,D

The Manaslu area of Nepal is where we begin our hiking experience after breakfast. After crossing the Maccha Khola, we steadily climb to the little town of Khorla Besi and continue on to the Tatopani. Following Tatopani, we proceed through a wooded region till Doban, where we then climb a flight of stone-paved stairs to reach Thado Bharyang.

Our next step is to cross the Budhi Gandaki's west shore and mount a hill. Eventually, we arrive in the settlement of Jagat after taking a lovely route that runs by the river. We then spend that night at a homestay in Jagat.

Trek Distance : 20km/12.4miles
Highest Altitude : 2095Meters/6871Ft
Trek Duration : 6-7Hrs
Meals : B,L,D

After leaving Jagat, we hike a smooth trail until we reach a substantial bridge all across the Budhi Gandaki River. We proceed over the bridge and continue on to visit the Gurung settlement of Philim, which is dominated by Buddhists. From Philim, we travel through thick rhododendron and pine woods to Deng, where we will spend the night in a hotel or guesthouse.

Trek Distance : 19.4Km/12Miles
Highest Altitude : 2900Meters/9512Ft
Trek Duration : 6Hrs
Meals : B,L,D

We pass the Budhi Gandaki River and proceed past the village of Deng and its farms. In order to reach Rana and proceed westward into the Budhi Gandaki valley, we climb up to a picturesque route.

On our way to Ghap, we travel through woods and mani rocks. Following that, we make our way to Prok village while soaking in some amazing sights of Singri Himal. We now travel along a track that runs beside the river, crossing it often as we pass through the woodland and gompas. To reach Namrung, we must eventually ascend a challenging hill. And we finally spend that evening at a Namrung lodging.

Trek Distance : 10.5Km/6.5Miles
Highest Altitude : 3180Meters/10430Ft
Trek Duration : 5-6Hrs
Meals : B,L,D

At Namrung, we have a breakfast with a backdrop of beautiful mountains. We travel in the direction of Lho while admiring these mountains' magnificence. Then, we hike a steep trail through a jungle to reach Lihi. The flora will begin to alter and become more alpine as you get through Namrung. The area before Namrung is densely populated by Tibetans. Captivating chortens and barley-filled fields are visible in Lihi. Here, you'll catch a sight of Mount Manaslu and the Lho settlement. We''l be visiting a hostel in Lho tonight.

Trek Distance : 8.1Km/5Miles
Highest Altitude : 3500Meters/11480Ft
Trek Duration : 5-6Hrs
Meals : B,L,D

We depart from Samagaon this day and continue our hike. On our trek to Samagaon, we pass via the settlement of Shyla. Today's walk travels through some magnificent scenery with some undisturbed and vivid sights of Mount Manaslu. We can visit Samagon's renowned Ribung stupa. We then spend that night at a guesthouse in Samagaon.

Trek Distance : 6-7km
Highest Altitude : 3500Meters/11480Ft
Trek Duration : 4Hrs
Meals : B,L,D

We don't carry on with our journey today and stop by to sightsee the beautiful landscape of Samagaon. We are resting here to adjust to the increasing elevation as we are currently at a steep altitude and are further traveling to a higher altitude location.

The Manaslu camp site, Pungyen Stupa, and Birendra Lake are our alternatives for the day. We make our way back to Samagaon at dusk to spend the night at the same guesthouse.

Trek Distance : 8.1Meter/5.03Miles
Highest Altitude : 3690Meter/12103Ft
Trek Duration : 3-5 Hrs
Meals : B,L,D

We ascend to Samdo in the early hours after breakfast over a lonely trail. We take a route that goes to Larkya La by following the Budhi Gandaki River and crossing a bridge. We continue on and climb to Samdo, which is only 4 kilometers away from the Tibetan borderline. Here, we may observe a Tibetan refugee community and enjoy some stunning views of Simnang Himal, Ngadi Chuli, and Mount Manaslu. We spend the night in a motel in Samdo.

Trek Distance : 6.6Km/4.10Miles
Highest Altitude : 4450Meters/14596Ft
Trek Duration : 3Hrs
Meals : B,L,D

Today, we pass the Budhi Gandaki River and begin our trek towards Dharamshala. We have a stunning peek of the Larkya glacier on the route. When we reach our destination, we have our brunch and then trek to Larkya Phedi to get ready for the trek ahead. We stay at a lodge in Dharamshala and spend our night there.

Trek Distance : 24.5Km/15.22Miles
Highest Altitude : 3590Meters/11775Ft
Trek Duration : 8-10Hrs
Meals : B,L,D

We will pass Larkya La today, the highest peak of our journey, making it the most awaited moment of the Manaslu Circuit Hike. Larkya La is difficult to reach, but if we make a true effort to climb the steady trail, we can make it to the summit. We may take in some beautiful panoramas of mountains including Mt. Annapurna II, Mt. Himlung, Mt. Kang Guru, and others from the summit.

Following a worth-it ascent to the Larkya La, we return back to Bhimphedi for walking almost three hours with some spectacular scenery of icefalls and mountains. Then, we'll be spending the evening at a homestay in Bhimphedi.

Trek Distance : 26Km/16.1Miles
Highest Altitude : 2300 Meters/7544 Ft
Trek Duration : 8-9Hrs
Meals : B,L,D

The route declines to the grasslands after leaving Bhimphedi and proceeds on to a bridge across Dudh Khola River. We walk across the bridge and resume to walk past farms, valleys, and trees. After that, we swiftly climb to the settlement of Gho.

We carry on with the hill till we arrive in Tilije. We next stay at a homestay in Tilije.

Trek Distance : 220Km/133Miles
Highest Altitude : 1860Meters
Trek Duration : 8-9Hrs
Meals : B,L,D

After early breakfast, we begin our trek to Thonje village by descending a stone-paved route alongside a small settlement. On our trip to Dharapani, the junction of the Annapurna Circuit path, we pass through a security check. We board a vehicle from Dharapani and are dropped off at Besisahar.

We catch a different vehicle at Besisahar and return to Kathmandu. Then you'll be taken to a hotel in Kathmandu where we will have a farewell dinner and after that you can spend your own time.

Trek Distance : 5Km drive
Highest Altitude : 1300Meters
Meals : B

This is the day of farewell where you accomplish the journey and leave for your home. Three hours prior to your boarding time, our staff will receive you from your hotel and drop you off at the Tribhuvan International Airport. We really enjoyed hosting you. Many thanks for having us and safe travels returning home.

FAQs Section

The Manaslu Circuit is a demanding as well as exciting walk based on the trekking trails and feedback from hikers. Experienced trekkers won't struggle on this walk, but newcomers may encounter some challenges. As this is a high altitude trek with unpaved roads, normal people can have difficulties in breaking and walking. However, there is always a workaround. Beginners may get ready for this hike by adding these practices to their daily routine: Walks in the dusk and at the dawn, Meditation and Yoga, Nutritional diets, Jogging, Going to Gym and so on.

The best time to go for the Manaslu Circuit Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. The weather is clear, and the views of the mountains are stunning during this time.

The Manaslu Circuit Trek is considered to be a moderately difficult trek. It involves long days of trekking, steep ascents and descents, and crossing high mountain passes. Trekkers need to be physically fit and mentally prepared for the trek.

Yes, all trekkers are required to obtain a special permit to enter the Manaslu region. You will also need a TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card. You can obtain these permits through a registered trekking agency.

Yes, the Manaslu Circuit Trek is generally considered safe. However, like any other trekking route, there are certain risks involved. Trekkers need to be aware of the altitude sickness and take necessary precautions. It is also important to follow the instructions of your guide and stay on the designated trail.

Accommodation on the Manaslu Circuit Trek ranges from basic teahouses to more comfortable lodges. The teahouses provide basic facilities such as a bed, blanket, and common toilet. The lodges offer more amenities such as hot showers, attached bathrooms, and Wi-Fi.

You should pack warm clothing, trekking boots, a good quality sleeping bag, a waterproof jacket, sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, a first aid kit, and snacks. It is important to pack light and only carry essential items.

Yes, you can customize your itinerary according to your preference. However, it is important to consult with your guide and factor in acclimatization days to avoid altitude sickness.

Trek Map

Upcoming Departures

Manaslu Circuit Trek - 14 Days
05 Sep 2023 - 19 Sep 2023

8 seats available!!!

Starting from


Book Now
Manaslu Circuit Trek - 14 Days
08 Sep 2023 - 22 Sep 2023

10 seats available!!!

Starting from


Book Now
Manaslu Circuit Trek - 14 Days
18 Sep 2023 - 02 Oct 2023

10 seats available!!!

Starting from


Book Now
Manaslu Circuit Trek - 14 Days
20 Sep 2023 - 04 Oct 2023

9 seats available!!!

Starting from


Book Now
Manaslu Circuit Trek - 14 Days
15 Oct 2023 - 29 Oct 2023

11 seats available!!!

Starting from


Book Now