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Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu Circuit Trek 14 Days

Trip Duration: 14 Days

The Manaslu Circuit Trek offers trekkers a massive Himalayas panoramic view. It is relatively less crowded than Annapurna and Everest Trekking.

In 1991 AD, Manaslu Region is opened for trekking. It is the 8th tallest mountain of the World. The upper part of Manaslu is located at the border of Tibet.


Manaslu Circuit is getting popular day by day like trek to Mardi Himal. We can see stunning views of Mt Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Annapurna II, Shringi Himal, and many more mountains.

Funny things:

There are lots of mountains that are still unnamed until today. When you exit from Manaslu Circuit Area, you can do also Annapurna Circuit trek.

Why Manaslu Circuit Trek Nepal?

Look: Here are some highlights.

  • Experience Hindu and Tibetain mix Buddhist culture.
  • Protected Manaslu wildlife.
  • More than dozen of peaks which are higher than 6000m
  • Beautiful Budigandaki rivers.
  • stunning Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and Annapuran scenery
  • Larke Pass( 5,125)
  • Hike to Manaslu Base Camp to see 8th tallest peak in the world (8,156 m)

Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trek

The Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trek is a combined trek of 2 restricted areas trekking. In 21 days, we can do Manaslu Circuit with Tsum Valley trek. This trek gives the opportunity to see Mt Manaslu ranges as well as the hidden town Tsum Valley.

Trek facts

Maximum Elevation5106 (Larke La)
Time 14 Days
Difficulty LevelModerate plus Adventure
Best Time/SeasonMarch_May and also Oct_Nov.
Lodge TypeTeahouse and Guesthouses
PermitsMCAP permits and ACAP permits

Getting there and away

The distance of Kathmandu to Sotikhola is around 142km(80 miles). To Pass this distance you can choose a private Jeep or Local Bus. If you wish to go by Jeep, then it will be more comfortable and fast reach to our destination. It takes around 6 hours by Jeep to reach Sotikhola, if there is no traffic jam or road construction. You can stop jeep as you want on the way.

But Public Bus takes around 8 hours and it will go only Aarughat. They stop on someplace for Food and toilet. On the bus their will more local people than a tourist. The bus driver used to play Music on a loud voice. You need to sacrifice all barriers which will arise during driving.

How to back from MCT?

From Dharapani, you can reserve or hire a Jeep to Besisahar. There will be lots of Vehicles to come back to Kathmandu. You can get Microbus, Car, Local Bus and Touristbus also.

Manaslu Circuit Itinerary

Sunrise at Manaslu

We can make a Manaslu itinerary in between 12 days to 21 days. The 12 days and 14 days itinerary is for Short Manaslu Circuit Trek. Here I’ve made 12 and 14 days itinerary. For Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley Hiking, 21 days will require.

1stDrive from Kathmandu city to Sotikhola via Arughat Sotikhola700m10 hours
2ndSotikhola to Machha Khola920m6 hr
3rdMachha Khola to Jagat1410m7 hr
4thJagat to Deng1802m7 H
5thDeng – Namrung2620m6 – 7 hr
6thNamrung – Samagaon3530m8 hr
7thSamagaon to Pungyen gompa back to Samagaonsame7 – 8 hr
8thSamagaon to Samdo3860m4 hr
9thSamdo to Dharamsala4460m5 hr
10thDharamsala to Bimthang via Larke La3720m10 hr
11thBimthang to Tilije2300m6 hr
12thTilije to Tal1700m7-8 hr
13thTal to Syange1100m6 hr
14thDrive to Kathmandu1300m8 hr

Manaslu Trek Permit

Since Manaslu is the restricted trekking region of Nepal, you need to buy special permits for trekking. At least 2 people must have to get Manaslu Permit. It means solo trekkers can’t get the permit by individually. But they can do join trekking with other trekkers so that he/she can get a permit.

12 days Manaslu circuit trek

Here is 12 days itinerary of MCT.

  • 1st Day: Kathmandu to Soti Khola
  • 2nd Day: Maccha Khola
  • 3rd Day: Jagat
  • 4th Day: Deng
  • 5th Day: Namrung
  • 6th Day: Samagaon
  • 7th Day: Samagaon to Pungyen gompa. Stay at Samagaon
  • 8th Day: Samdo
  • 9th Day: Dharamsala
  • 10th Day: Dharamsala to Bhimthang vai Larke La
  • 11th Day: Dharapani
  • 12 th: Dharapani to Kathmandu by Drive

Cost for Manaslu Circuit Trek?

USD 950 per person is the cost for Manaslu Circuit for 14 days trek. The budget USD 950 is the normal cost for MCT. We can reduce the trip price if you have a group for trekking. In offseason, we can reduce some portion of the Amount from here mentioned price.

Just by adding 7 days extra on MCT, you can also do Tsum Valley Trek. Comparing to Around Manaslu, Tsum Valley is off the beaten trail. Tsum Valley route starts from 3,000m. We can say Manaslu Tsum valley Trek is perfect trekking for those who have 21 days’ time to do adventure in Nepal’s Himalayas.

Annapurna Circuit vs Manaslu Circuit

Annapurna Circuit vs Manslu Circuit

Both Annapurna Circuit and Manaslu Circuit are adventure grading trekking.

Here are some comparison of both of them.

  1. Both the trek provides awesome mountain views
  2. During the Annapurna circuit trek, you should pass 5416m ( Thorang La) whereas at Manaslu Circuit 5106m ( Larke La)
  3. There is everywhere WIFi access on the ACT but only someplace Wifi at MCT.
  4. Teahouse and Loges of Annapurna are more standard than Around Manaslu


Manaslu Circuit Trek 2019 with Base Camp Hike





Reviewed May 2, 2019


Lorenza V, Italy

With a group of 3 people we did the Manaslu Circuit in 12 days. Jayaram with his agency( Base Camp Hike) gave us all the necessary permits, the jeep for transport to Machhakhola, great guide and the strong porters. The service was punctual and efficient. I highly recommend Base Camp Hike for MANASLU TREK.


How long is the manaslu trek?

The total ditance of Manaslu Circuit is approx 177km. In past, there is no road access to Manaslu Hiking Areas as well as Annapurna Cicuit ( Dharapani to Besisahar).

So at that time we should do whole Manaslu Circuit. It’s called Classical Manaslu Circuit. The duration of CLASSICAL MANASLU Cirucit is 17 days which starts from Aarughat and ends at Besisahar.

Nowdays you can do custumize route. In 10 days, ( Starts from Sotikhola and Trek Ends at Dharapani). But in 11 days you can ends trek at Chamche.

Rest day and side trips make a trip long on MT.

Here is shortest itineary.

  • 10 days (Kathmandu-SotiKhola-Dharapani-Kathmandu )
  • 11 days (KTM-SotiKhola-Dharapani-Besisahar-Kathmandu )

Choose 3 of 1 Manaslu route which is more suitable for you.

How difficult is manaslu trek?

For the beginners trekkers,it is diffuclt to do Larke La(5,125m). 3 nights above 4000m, which is not easy trek. But if you are experienced hiker, you can do this hiking.




Can we get Vegeterain food or non vegiterain food?

Every 3 to 4 hours walk, you’ll geet launch spot. You can order meal according to your wish which are available on menu. Vegeterain and Non Vegeterian both types of meal, you’ll get on Arround Manaslu Hiking.

If you use water purification then it will be great contribution to make plastic free environment.

When is best time for Manaslu Circuit Trek ?

Since we should pass Larkya La(5,125) to do Manaslu Trek, it’s wiseful to choose best time. If you’r wondering about when to go Manaslu Trek then your answer is following.

During winter time From Samagauon to Bhimthang, you’ll get difficult to trek due to cold temperature.
So expect wintertime, we can do Manaslu trek but for the best weather March to April and September to December is the best season for Manaslu Hiking.

Manaslu Hiking in December:

view from birendra lake manaslu

December month is winter season in Nepal. Even though there is no snow on the trial at December, cold temperature makes trek hard. In the morning and evening when you’re in hotel, you’ll feel very cold at December in Mt.Manaslu Hiking.


What types of Hotel can we get ?

At the beginging phase of this trai, it is compulsorry to Camping trek. Because some spot there was not Teahouse. But slowly local people made teahouses. Nowdays you can get a room with two single beds. Some place they made also room with inside toilet. It looks simple but it neat and cleans.

Before go to sleep , you can seat on warm dining hall. Hotel to firehood heating system to make dining hall warm.

Nowdays they are improving thier teahouse. Hotel owners are concenerning to improve to quality of Teahouses.

Can we get WIFI everwhere?

No. Only some places you’ll get WIFI.

Do we need guide for Manaslu Trek?

Yes, you must have local licenced holder guide.

Can I get only guide for Manaslu Trek?

Sure. If you want to get only local guide for Manaslu, we Base Camp Hike Pvt Ltd is always welcome to you. Being Manslu trek is restricted areas, you must have Nepali License Holder Trekking Guide.

Sure, you can do Manaslu Guide Hire.The best thing of us is we have some local expert guide of Manslu Region. If you wish to have MCT local expert guide then contact to Base Camp Hike.

Manaslu Circuit Maps

The following is Manaslu Google Maps.


Since tourists have to pay more than 100 USD to get Manaslu Permit, it quite expensive than another popular trekking trail. Only fewer tourists can afford it. If you want to know more information about Manaslu Hiking, leave a message for further details.

Trip Price

US $1095

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