The Manaslu circuit trek takes you on an epic journey to the 8th highest mountain in the world! While trekking in Nepal, the Manaslu Circuit trek is one of the lesser crowded areas and filled with amazing views and culture. With the mighty Annapurna’s West and the majestic Ganesh Himal to the East, the Manaslu Circuit trek is perfect to combine with other trekking packages in Nepal for those who want to up their adventure level.
Make your vacation trip to the Manaslu Circuit Trek with Nepal Planet Treks. During the Manaslu Circuit Trek, one of the more beautiful treks in Nepal, you get to encounter marvelous alpine, remarkable ethnic sub-cultures, breathtaking Himalaya views of; Mt. Ganesh Himal, Mt. Himalchuli, Shringi, Ngadi Chuli, Mt. Manaslu itself and different stunning mountains. Opened in 1992, the Manaslu Conservations area is becoming more popular with trekkers. Here visitors can encounter various rare and endanger flora and fauna during their trek in Nepal. The Manaslu Circuit trek is regarded as a great tea house trek, where about 10 peaks of over 6500 meters are located.
Manaslu means “the spirit of the mountain” and with its height of 8,163 meters, it stands as the 8th highest mountain in the World! The Manaslu Circuit trek in Nepal is a great classic trek that offers epic scenery, spectacular suspension bridge crossings and the Himalayan Pass Larke La to explore. The Manaslu Circuit Trekking trail follows the Budi Gandaki River and also lets you explore the mix of authentic Hindu and Tibetan-style Buddhist villages on your trail to Manaslu Circuit Trek. Furthermore, the Manaslu teahouses are renowned for their warm hospitality and delicious cuisine. As we begin our trek from a lower altitude around 700m, we witness the landscapes that are incredibly varied ranging from the green countryside and lush forests to spectacular high-altitude landscapes with striking huge glaciers and snow-capped mountains!
The Manaslu Circuit Trek begins with an amazing sightseeing tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu, where we go and explore Pashupatinath temple, Boudhnath Stupa, Royal Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Swayambhunath Temple. After this incredible cultural activity, we begin the journey to Sathi Khola and to Machha Khola, the beginning points of our trek to Manaslu. As we pass several villages, the marvel at the captivating views of Mt. Manaslu will always accompany us. Exploring the rich local heritage and biological diversities of this legendary region is really amazing! Further during the Manaslu Circuit trek, we head more north all the way towards the iconic Larky La Pass at a height of 5,106 meters.
For the Manaslu trek cost, you need to calculate an average of 60 USD to 70 USD per day. For the Manaslu Circuit trek 17 days, it will cost a total of 1065 USD to 1200 USD per person. Since it’s a remote region and located in a Conservation Area trekking there with a trekking company is necessary, and this cost includes domestic transportation, porter and guide services, all permits and All In accommodation during the trek. Nepal Planet Treks has got a lot of experience operating in the Manaslu region and takes part in sustainable tourism to further develop this amazing trekking region in Nepal!
Considered a bit more difficult than the traditional Everest Base Camp trek, the Manaslu trek difficulty is rated moderate to hard. As Larke La is located at a high elevation, we do recommend trekkers to at least do some type of exercise before attempting this incredible Manaslu Circuit trek!
The Manaslu trekking permit costs are to a very approximate number in an offseason per person USD 28 MCAP and ACAP plus a USD 70 per week for the restricted areas from Jagat to Dharapani. But not to worry about Nepal Planet Treks we take care of everything and it’s all included in the price of this amazing Manaslu Circuit trek in Nepal.
Since the Manaslu region touches the border with Tibet (China) special permits are required for the Manaslu Circuit trek, Manaslu Base Camp trek, and the Tsum Valley Trek. For more detailed and up to date info about the Manaslu trekking permit costs you can always contact our travel team through the quick inquiry message!
According to us the best time to trek in Manaslu will be in the months of March, April, and May. This is the time when the entire valley is green and full of life! Alternatively, if you’re more a winter, snowy-type of person we do recommend as the best time to trek in Manaslu from September to November!
1)Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m | 4,264ft.)
2)Kathmandu cultural sightseeing
3)Kathmandu drive to Soti Khola (1,000m | 3,280ft.)
4)Soti Khola to Machha Khola (1,300m | 4,265ft.)
5)Machha Khola to Jagat (1,360m | 4,461ft.)
6)Jagat to Nayak (2,300m | 7,545ft.)
7)Nayak to Ghap (2,095m | 6,873ft.)
8)Ghap to Lho Gaon (3,150m | 10,334ft.)
9)Lho Gaon to Sama Gompa (3,500m | 11,482ft.)
10)Sama Gompa to Samdo (4,000m | 13,123ft.)
11)Samdo acclimatization day
12)Samdo to Dharmashala (4,450m | 14,599ft.)
13)Dharmashala to Bhimtang (2,785m | 9,137ft.)
14)Bhimtang to Dharapani (1,943m | 6,374ft.)
15)Dharapani to Chamje (1,433m | 4,701ft.)
16)Chamje to Besisahar and drive back to Kathmandu