Manaslu Circuit Trek with Tibet Border- 17 Days

Tour Overview

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14/02/2023 - 14/02/2023




17 Days

Trip Grade


Max group size


Best Time

Spring and Autumn

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.


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 at the dusk and at dawn, 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 of 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.


Suggested Preparation:  

To undertake the Manaslu Circuit Trek with Tibet Border, you should have a good level of physical fitness and stamina. You should start preparing for the trek at least 2-3 months before the trek. Some of the suggested preparations include: 

Physical Preparation

Manaslu Circuit Trek is a physically demanding trek that requires a good level of fitness and stamina. You should start preparing for the trek at least 2-3 months in advance. 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. 

Mental preparation

Mental preparation is equally important 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.


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 20-day Manaslu Trek with Tsum Valley trek 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.
  • Reach Pungen Monastery.
  • Breathtaking landscape view of Tibet.
  • Taste the flavors of Tibet and Nepal.
  • A close-up view of Tibet from the Tibet Border (5,163)
  • Take a glimpse of the vivid ecosystem of Manaslu's preservation site.

Tour Includes

  • All kinds of transportation services, notably public vehicles and airport shuttles.
  • Two nights lodging plus breakfast at a tourist standard 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, 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.
  • Certificate of completion.
  • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali kitchen.

Tour Excludes

  • Your entrance visa and international travel costs
  • Porter ( additional $20 per day )
  • Private Jeep ( additional $450  for round trip )
  • Meals not listed in the "Daily food Inclusions"
  • Personalized hiking kit
  • Traveling insurance
  • Drinks, snacks, water as well as other individual needs and expenses.
  • Tips for guide and porter.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 : Landing at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu

Meals : Welcome Drinks

At the Kathmandu airport's arrival zone, 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.

Highest Altitude : 900 meters/2952 feet
Trek Duration : 8-9 Hrs drive
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 guesthouse in Machha Khola.

Trek Distance : 22.2Km
Highest Altitude : 1340Meters/4395Ft
Trek Duration : 6-7 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 : 14Km
Highest Altitude : 3,500m
Trek Duration : 6-7Hrs
Meals : B,L,D

We have a brekfast at Namrung and start our trek to Shyala via Lhi, Sho, and Lho Village. while admiring the mountains' magnificence. 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 sight of Mount Manaslu and the Lho settlement. We'll be visiting a hostel in Shyala for the night.

Trek Distance : 9Km
Highest Altitude : 4,100 m
Trek Duration : 4Hrs
Meals : B,L,D

After an early morning breakfast, we start our hike to Pungyen Gompa also known as Ramen Kharka. we will glance at the monastery along with Nadi Manaslu glacier and Himal chuli glacier ( If lucky we may have a chance to experience avalanches as well ) for a while, and return back to the hotel at Shyala.

Trek Distance : 4Km
Highest Altitude : 3520 meters/11940 feet
Trek Duration : 1-2 Hrs
Meals : B,L,D

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 : 6Km
Highest Altitude : 4,400 m
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 campsite and Birendra Lake are our destinations for the day. We make our way back to Samagaon at the dusk to spend the night at the same guesthouse.

Trek Distance : 9 Km
Highest Altitude : 3690 meter/12103 feet
Trek Duration : 4-5Hrs
Meals : B,L,D

We ascend to Larke Bazaar (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 guesthouse in Larke Bazaar.

Trek Distance : 8Km
Highest Altitude : 5,175 m
Trek Duration : 5-6Hrs
Meals : B,L,D

After early morning breakfast, We start our hike to the Tibet border for a scenic view of Tibetian landscapes along with the Tibetian valley.

Trek Distance : 6.6Km/4.10 miles
Highest Altitude : 4450 meters/14596 feet
Trek Duration : 3 Hrs
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 guesthouse in Dharamshala and spend our night there.

Trek Distance : 24.5Km/15.22 miles
Highest Altitude : 5220 meters/ 17122 feet
Trek Duration : 8-9Hrs
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 for almost three hours with some spectacular scenery of icefalls and mountains. Then, we'll be spending the evening at a guesthouse in Bhimphedi.

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

The route declines to the grasslands after leaving Bhimphedi and proceeds on to a bridge across the Dudh Khola River. We walk across the bridge and resume walking 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 guesthouse in Tilije.

Trek Distance : 14Km
Highest Altitude : 1,700 m
Trek Duration : 5-6 Hrs
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 Dharapani, the junction of the Annapurna Circuit path, we pass through a security check. we reach tal after a few hours where we can take a glance at MarshyangdiuVallley along with the beautiful scenery of the Tal village. this day we stay overnight at the hotel in Tal.

Trek Distance : 205Km Drive
Highest Altitude : 1,300 m
Trek Duration : 8-9 Hrs
Meals : B,L,D

We board a local vehicle (sharing jeep) from Tal to Beshi Sahar and take a local bus to Kathmandu or Pokhara. Then you'll be taken to a hotel in Kathmandu/Pokhara where you can spend your own time. Later in the evening, we will have a farewell dinner in a typical Nepali hotel with some traditional music, discuss about the trip and call it a day.

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 with Tibet border is a popular trekking route in Nepal that takes you around the majestic Mount Manaslu, the eighth highest mountain in the world. It includes a section where you can cross over to the Tibet (China) border, offering breathtaking views and cultural experiences.

The duration of the Manaslu Circuit trek can vary depending on your pace and itinerary. On average, it takes around 14 to 17 days to complete the trek, including rest days and side trips.

The best time to hike the Manaslu Circuit with Tibet border is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer stable weather, clear skies, and moderate temperatures, making it ideal for trekking.

Yes, permits are required for the Manaslu Circuit trek. You need to obtain the Manaslu Restricted Area Permit (RAP) and the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) to enter the region. Additionally, if you plan to cross the Tibet border, you will need additional permits and permissions.

The Manaslu Circuit trek is considered to be a moderately challenging trek. It involves long and steep ascents and descents, as well as high altitude. Previous trekking experience and a good level of physical fitness are recommended. Acclimatization days are included in the itinerary to help adapt to the altitude.

The highest point on the Manaslu Circuit trek is the Larkya La Pass, which stands at an elevation of 5,106 meters (16,752 feet). This pass offers stunning panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks and is a highlight of the trek.

There are no specific age restrictions for the Manaslu Circuit trek. However, due to the challenging nature of the trek, it is recommended for individuals who are physically fit and capable of hiking in high-altitude conditions. It's advisable to consult with a medical professional before undertaking the trek, especially for older individuals and those with pre-existing health conditions.

yes, it's mandatory to hire a guide or porter for the Manaslu Circuit trek, it is highly recommended. A guide can provide valuable information about the route, local culture, and ensure your safety throughout the journey. Hiring a porter can lighten your load and make the trek more enjoyable.

Accommodation options on the Manaslu Circuit trek include teahouses, lodges, and camping. Teahouses and lodges are available at various points along the trekking route, offering basic facilities such as beds, meals, and hot showers. Camping is an option for those who prefer a more immersive outdoor experience.

The starting point of the Manaslu Circuit trek is typically reached by a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola, which takes around 7-9 hours. Private jeeps or buses are available for hire, and some trekking agencies also offer transportation services. Alternatively, you can take a domestic flight from Kathmandu to the town of Pokhara and then drive to the starting point.

Yes, there are alternative routes and side trips you can take during the Manaslu Circuit trek. One popular side trip is the Tsum Valley, known for its unique culture and stunning landscapes. Additionally, you can explore the picturesque villages of Deng, Namrung, and Samagaun along the main trekking route.

To cross the Tibet border on the Manaslu Circuit trek, you need to obtain additional permits and permissions, including the Manaslu Restricted Area Permit (RAP) and the Border Crossing Permit. It is essential to consult with a trekking agency or the respective authorities to ensure you have the necessary documents.

As with any high-altitude trek, there are certain health risks and altitude-related concerns on the Manaslu Circuit trek. Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is a common concern, so it's crucial to acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and ascend gradually. It is advisable to consult with a healthcare professional before the trek and be aware of the symptoms of AMS.

When packing for the Manaslu Circuit trek, it is recommended to bring essential items such as sturdy trekking boots, warm clothing layers, a waterproof jacket, a sleeping bag, trekking poles, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, a first aid kit, and a water purification system. It's essential to pack light but ensure you have all the necessary gear for the trek.

The Manaslu Circuit trek takes you through culturally rich regions inhabited by different ethnic groups. It is important to respect the local customs, traditions, and religious sites. Dress modestly, ask for permission before taking photographs of locals, and follow any specific guidelines provided by your guide or trekking agency.

In case of emergencies, there are rescue options available on the Manaslu Circuit trek. Trekking agencies and guides usually have evacuation plans in place and can arrange for helicopter rescue if necessary. It is crucial to have travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation and to carry the necessary contact information for assistance.

Yes, it is possible to combine the Manaslu Circuit trek with other treks or activities in the region. Popular options include combining it with the Annapurna Circuit trek, exploring the Tsum Valley, or adding a visit to the stunning Manaslu Base Camp. You can consult with trekking agencies to customize your itinerary based on your preferences.

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