22 Days
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  • Max. Elevation:
    5,106m / 16,751ft
  • Walking Per Day:
    5 - 7 Hours
  • Accommodation:
    Hotel + Lodge
  • Best Season:
  • Group Size:
    2 - 15 PAX

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Trip Overview

Country: Nepal
Duration: 22 Days Route: Normal Route
Range: Manaslu Region

If you are one of those, who just started trekking and if you consider yourself a fit, then Manaslu Circuit Trekking, which legally opened in 1991 is well suited for you. However, one has to make sure of good cardiovascular fitness as well before planning to embark journey. This journey is best for those who look for adventures but have fewer technicalities. Manaslu Circuit is by far the concealed region of Nepal, not much exploration has been done here. This round trekking displays breathtaking views of mountains with a fascinating diversity of flora and fauna. The cultural diversity of indigenous groups like Gurung and Sherpa captivates even more. Manaslu Trek route is spread up to Nepal – Tibet Border, but it is restricted to be there. This circuit has been the best alternative to Annapurna Circuit. This has to be one of the most loved tourist destinations in Nepal.

Having only opened in the early 1990s (and the Tsum Valley section much later) this has the feel of an exploratory trek, far off the beaten trail and far from crowds of trekkers. On the Tsum Valley section of the trek, altitudes are over 3,000m and trekkers do have to cross the Larkya La at 5,160m, often through snow and ice, and sometimes fixed ropes may be necessary.

The weather is generally unpredictable; the temperature varies from -10 degrees C to 20 degrees C. It is strongly recommended to carry warmer clothes no matter which season you travel. This Trek has a flawless balance of Nepali culture and mountain scenery.


  • 1
    Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m) & Transfer to the Hotel

  • 2
    Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley

  • 3
    Drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola

  • 4
    Trek from Soti Khola to Maccha Khola (900m)

  • 5
    Trek from Maccha Khola to Jagat (1,410m)

  • 6
    Trek from Jagat to Lokpa (2,240m) Dyang (1,804m)

  • 7
    Trek from Lokpa to Chumling (2,386m)

  • 8
    Trek from Chumling to Chekampar (3,031m)

  • 9
    Trek from Chekampar to Nile (3,361m)

  • 10
    Hike to Mu Gompa (3,700m)

  • 11
    Trek from Nile to Chekampar (3,031m)

  • 12
    Trek from Chekampar to Chumling (2,386m)

  • 13
    Trek from Chumlung to Dyang (1,804m)

  • 14
    Trek from Dyang to Namrung (2,630m)

  • 15
    Trek from Namrung to Samagaon (3,530m)

  • 16
    Trek from Samagaon to Pungyen Gumba (4,400m) to Samagaon: 1 hrs exploration day

  • 17
    Trek from Samagaon to Samdo (3,860m)

  • 18
    Trek from Samdo to Dharamsala/Larkya B. C. (4,460m)

  • 19
    Trek from Dharamsala to Larkya La (5,106m) to Bhimthang (3,720m)

  • 20
    Trek from Tilije to Dharapani and drive to Besishahar

  • 21
    Drive from Besishahar to Kathmandu & transfer to the Hotel

  • 22
    Transfer to International Airport for final departure

Route Map

Cost Includes

  • ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE TRANSFER : Both International and Domestic airports pick up and drop.
  • ACCOMMODATION IN KATHMANDU : All required Nights in a five-star hotel under Full Board Plan in Kathmandu.
  • WELCOME DINNER : Dinner at Nepalese or European Restaurant with Office Staffs and Sherpas.
  • CARGO CLEARANCE : International Air cargo clearance of Member Personal Luggage & Payment of Government taxes in Nepal. *before the expedition
  • PERMITS : Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal Government to climb Mt. Everest and Lobuche Peak, Sagarmatha National Park permit, TIMS CARD & Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entry Permit and its fee.
  • SINGLE PERMIT : Single Climbing Permit for Each Member.
  • LIAISON OFFICER : 1 Government Liaison officer with full equipment, Daily salary, and insurance.
  • KHUMBU ICEFALL CHARGE : Khumbu Ice Fall Climbing charge to (SPCC) Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee.
  • GARBAGE DEPOSIT : Garbage deposit fee and rubbish collection cost.
  • TRANSPORTATION : As per the itinerary, all the land transportation in Kathmandu is by private vehicles.
  • AIRPORT PICK-UP & DROP : Airport - Hotel transfer – Airport (Pick Up and Drop).
  • ACCOMMODATION IN KATHMANDU : 3 nights sharing a twin bedroom at a hotel (3 Star Category) in Kathmandu on a bed & breakfast basis.
  • WELCOME DINNER : One Welcome Dinner in a tourist standard restaurant in Kathmandu with Office’s Staff.
  • PERMITS : All necessary paper works: Trekking Permit (including MCAP & ACAP) and special–restricted area permit, TIMS Card & conservation entry fee.
  • STAFF INSURANCE : Insurance for all involved Nepalese staff during the trek.
  • MAP : Manaslu Region Trekking map.
  • MEMBER TRANSPORTATION : Land Transportation: Kathmandu – Arughat – Shoti Khola and while returning Dharapani - Kathmandu (by reserved Jeep, as per itinerary)
  • MEMBER LUGGAGE : Up to 20 Kg per member for personal baggage during the trek carried by porters.
  • FOODS & LODGING : Food 3 meals a day (BLD; including tea and coffee) along with accessible accommodation at Hotel/Lodge/Tea house/Camp during the trek.
  • DRINKS : 2 liters of boiled water to carry on thermos per day per member.
  • GUIDE : A local government licensed Guide during the trek and in Kathmandu sightseeing.
  • PORTER : Porters (1 trekker: 1 porter) during the trek.
  • STAFF SALARY & ALLOWANCE : All Nepalese staff & porters' daily wages, salary, equipment, food & clothing.
  • SIGHTSEEING : Sightseeing major world heritage sights around Kathmandu Valley [Swoyambu (Monkey temple) and Kathmandu Durbar Square] by a professional guide.
  • MEDICAL KIT : Comprehensive Medical kit.

Cost Excludes

  • INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE : Flight from your home country to Nepal and Nepal to your home country.
  • MEMBER PERSONAL EQUIPMENTS : Member Personal climbing equipment.
  • SUMMIT BONUS AND TIPS : UIAGM Guide (USD 2000), Climbing Sherpa (USD 1500) per Sherpa and Kitchen staff’s tips (USD 800).
  • INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE : International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
  • NEPAL VISA FEES : Nepali Visa fee is US$ 60 per person for 30 days (to be applied for 60 days (USD$ 120).
  • LUNCH & DINNER : Lunch & dinner during the stay in Kathmandu (also in case of early return from Trekking than the scheduled itinerary).
  • EXTRA NIGHTS IN KATHMANDU : Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • INSURANCE : Travel and high altitude insurance, accident, medical & emergency evacuation.
  • RESCUE EVACUATION : Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation cost if required. (Rescue, Repatriation, Medication, Medical Tests, and Hospitalization costs.) *mandatory
  • PERSONAL EXPENSES : Telephone calls, Internet, Toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beer, and any alcoholic beverages.
  • PERSONAL EQUIPMENT : Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking Gears, etc.
  • TOILETRIES : Soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and other items used to keep yourself clean.
  • FILMING : Special Filming, Camera, and Drone permit fee.
  • INTERNET SERVICE : Internet facility during the trek is not included.
  • EXTRA PORTER : $20 USD for an extra porter per day (If an extra porter is demanded).
  • TIPS : Tips for Guide, porters, and staff.
  • EXTRA : Any other services or activities not mentioned in the itinerary. Any other item not listed in the “Cost Includes” section.


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    For Expeditions

    1. Easy (E): Climb requires one-day climbs, or a multiday climbs with non-technical elements.
    2. Moderate (M): Either a serious one-day climbs, or a multiday climbs with some technical elements. Requires an average level of physical fitness.
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    5. Very Difficult (VD): Multiday, Extremely technical climb. Requires very high level of Physical fitness and stamina.


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