If you are willing to see the 8th tallest peak ( Manaslu ) with very close distance along with many other peaks, we have to go trekking to the upper Part of Gorkha District. In 1991 AD, Manaslu Region was opened for trekking. Among the set of trekking in the Manaslu region, the Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of the best.  

TREKKING TO MANASLU CIRCUIT is less crowded than trekking to Annapurna Circuit and trekking to Everest Everest Base Camp. It is one of the best Circuit trek in Nepal. We can start this trek from Machhakhola and Ends in Dharapani.

Manaslu Trekking is greeting popular day by day. Throughout the journey, we can see stunning views of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Annapurna II, Shringi Himal, and many more mountains which are still unnamed. Around Manaslu and Tsum Valley is a combination of 2 restricted areas for trekking which you can do within 22 DAYS TIME.  Doing these 2 trips allows seeing Mt Manaslu ranges as well as the hidden town Tsum Valley.


Trip Name : Manaslu Circuit Trek ( Around Manaslu )
Maximum Altitude :  5,125meter ( 16, 814 feet )
Trip Duration : 12 Days
Group Size : 1 to 40 person
Best Time : Autumn and Fall
Difficulty Level : Adventure
Start / End Point : Kathmandu
Activity : 6 to 7 hrs walking(Approximate)
Nature of Trek : Teahouses/Lodge
Manaslu Trek


According to BASE CAMP HIKE’S  PLAN, it cost 798 USD per person(based on 2 person) for the MANASLU CIRCUIT TREK. As this our package HAS EVERYTHING that you need to do for TREKKING and our PACKAGE PRICE is very reasonable, we can say our package has is BEST PRICE. But this price exclude PORTER.  If you need PORTER,  we’ll provide you at very reasonable price. 


No. of Tourist Price Per Person
1 person(Solo) USD 1067
2 person USD 798
3 person USD 791
4 person USD 754
5 person USD 728
6 person USD 705
7 person USD 707
8 person USD 698
9 person USD 690
10 person USD 685

Best Itinerary For Manaslu Circuit Trekking

You might be amazed that some company has 18 days itinerary, some of have 12 days, and so on. Well, it depends on where to end treks and from where to start.  Till some years ago, Itinerary of the trek to Manaslu would be Around 18 days. Because at that time, there was no road beyond Arughat and also no road from Dharapani to Besisahar. So at that time.

Nowadays, we can make 12 days(Trekking starts from Machha Khola and Ends in Dharapani). So we can say the journey to Manaslu is a 2 weeks mountain holiday. Here is 12 days’ BEST ITINERARY.

BASE CAMP HIKE presents 12 Days Manaslu Circuit Trek. If you have 2 weeks’ holidays and want to go, it is enough to visit restricted Area Manaslu. Here we’ve 12 day Manaslu trip which is the best short version. However, if you want to have more days or less than this, please just tell us. We’ll make a tailored made trip.

Not satisfied with our Itinerary?

Are you interested on planning custom trip? It takes only 2 to 3 minutes.


Day 1: Drive to Machhakhola from Kathmandu

Today early in the morning, we’ll drive to Machhakhola from Kathmandu using the Local Bus. On the way to Machhakhola, you’ll see the beautiful Ganesh Himal Range as well as the beautiful landscape of Dhanding District.

On the way to Machhakhola, we’ll have lunch before Arughat. The road structure from Kathmandu to Dhading Besi is blacktop but from Dhading Besi to Machhakhola road structure is fully off-road drive.

  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Teahouse at Machhakhola
  • B, L, D
  • 2,920feet/900 m

Day 2: Machhakhola to Jagat

On the 2nd day, we’ll trek to Jagat from Machha Khola. On this day, we’ll make our journey by passing beautiful villages such as Khorlabesi, Tatopani, and Dovan. Eventually, we’ll get to Jagat villages where we stay Overnight. Jagat is the starting point of a Tibetan-influenced village on this route.

  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Lodge at Jagat
  • B, L, D
  • 4,495feet /1,370 m

Day 3: Jagat to Deng

On the 3rd day, we’ll make a journey to Deng from Jagat Village. Deng is a Buddhist village on Manaslu Trail. On the way to Deng, you’ll see Shringi Himal(7, 187m) from Saguleri. Not only that, we’ll see the field of Maize, Potato, Millet, and many more.

  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Lodge at Deng
  • B, L, D
  • 5,919feet/1,804 m

Day 4: Deng to Namrung

Today, we will trek to Namrung from Deng. Around 4 hour’s walk from Deng, we’ll reach Ghap. The Ghap is also a Tibetan village. On the way, you’ll have an impressive view of Shringi Himal, Ganesh Himal, and Kutang Himal. Nonetheless, we’ll see several Mani Walls(walls with Buddhist scriptures) onward to Namrung. Upon passing colorful forests of Firs, Oaks, and Rhododendrons, we’ll finally get Namrung. Stay Overnight at Namrung.

  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Lodge at Namrung
  • B, L, D
  • 8,629 feet / 2,630 m

Day 5: Namrung to Shyala

On the 5th day, we will move from Namrung to Shyala village. Crossing a large stream flowing down from the Lidanda Glaciers, we’ll reach Sho( a Tibetan village of Manaslu). From Sho, we get first views of Manaslu North and then of Manaslu Main. The next station after Sho village is Lho. The Lho village is located at 3150m and here you can see a little monastery and several Chortens and Mani walls. Finally, we stop today’s hiking at Shyala. From Shyala, you can see Himal Chuli, Peak 29(Ngadi Chuli), and Manaslu.

  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Lodge at Shyala
  • B, L, D
  • 11,483 feet/ 3,500m

Day 6: Shyala to Samagaun

On the 6th day, we will have short walking from Shyala to Samagaon. It takes approximately 3 to 5 hours to reach Samagaon. Along the way to Samagaon, we’ll have stunning mountain views.

  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Lodge at SamaGaun
  • B, L, D
  • 11,581 feet / 3, 530m

Day 7: Acclimatization at Samagaun

Before reaching to Dharmasala, we will STAY SAMAGAON for better acclimatization.  To do Larke Pass, an acclimatization day is required for trekkers. So on this day, we explore Birendra Taal (lake) and Pun Gyen Gompa. From Pungyen Gompa, we’ll see stunning views of Manaslu. After visiting Gompa, we’ll go back to the hotel and take a rest at SamaGaun.

Samagaun (3350M) is one of the famous places on the Manaslu region trek. This village lies just opposite part of Mt. Manaslu (8167m)which is one of the top 14 mountains above 8000-meter height.
If the weather is clear you can see the sunrise on the top of mt. Manaslu.

  • NA
  • Lodge at SamaGaun
  • B, L, D
  • 11,581 feet / 3, 530m

Day 8: Samagaun to Samdu

After breakfast in Samagaon, we will move to Samdu village. Around 4 hours of easy walk from Samagaun, we reach the picturesque village Samdo. Along the way, you’ll have stunning mountain views. Not only that we reach close to the Tibetan border. Stay overnight at Samdu.

  • 4 hours
  • Lodge at Samdo
  • B, L, D
  • 12, 664 feet / 3,860 m

Day 9: Samdu to Dharmashala

On the  9th day, we’ll have short walk to Dharamshala which will be 4 to 5 hours. On the way, we walk through a seasonal Tibetan market called Larke Bazaar. Along the way, you’ll see many traditional monasteries.

Dharmashala is also known as Larke Phedi(base of Larke pass). At Dharamshala, there is only one basic teahouse. Stay overnight at Dharmasala.

  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Lodge at Dharamshala
  • B, L, D
  • 14, 633 feet/4,460m

Day 10: Dharmasala to Bhimthang via Larke Pass

Today( Day 10 )  is the most awaited day of this entire trip. Because on this day, we will do Larke Pass. Early in the morning, we’ll begin for Larke Pass. Around 700m ascent from Dharmasaala, we’ll be reach Larke Pass.

From Larke La(16, 929 feet / 5,160m), you can see the thrilling views of Larke Peak, Annapurna II, Cho Danda, Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kangaru, and many more. Afterwards, we descend to the Bhimthang(approximately 1500m). Stay Overnight at Bhimthang.

  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Lodge at Bhimthang
  • B, L, D
  • 11, 778 feet/ 3, 590m

Day 11: Bhimthang to Dharapani

From Bimthang, we can enjoy impressive views of Mt. Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, and many more. Upon having breakfast at Bhimthang, we will walk for Dharapani. On this day, we cross beautiful mountain villages such as Goa and Tilje before reaching Dharapani Village. The Dharapani village is a junction of Annapurna Circuit Trekking and Manaslu Circuit.

  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Lodge at Dharapani
  • B, L, D
  • 6,102 feet / 1,860m

Day 12: Drive to Kathmandu

This is the last day trek of our 12 days Manaslu Circuit Trip. On this day, we’ll take a local Jeep from Dharapani to Besisahar. On the way to Besisahar you’ll see many impressive waterfalls and amazing landscapes. Upon reaching Besisahar, we’ll take drive to Kathmandu using Local Bus/Micro Bus. All in all, it will be a 9 to 10 hours drive on this day.

  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Lodge at Thamel, Kathmandu
  • B, L
  • 4429 feet / 1, 350m


Includes in Package

  • Airport Pick Up and Drop off (Arrival/Departure)
  • 1 Night Tourist standard Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with Breakfast
  • Kathmandu to Machha Khola by Local Bus (upgrade to private Jeep – $230 total)
  • Dharapani to Besisahar by Sharing Jeep (upgrade to private Jeep – $130 total)
  • Besisahar to Kathmandu by Local Bus (upgrade to private Jeep – $170 total)
  • Meals on Trekking (12 X Breakfast, 12 X Lunch, 11 X Dinner)
  • All Required Trekking Permits
  • Experienced Trekking Guide
  • All expenses of Guide 
  • First Aids Kit with an Oximeter
  • Seasonal Fruits and Cookies each day throughout the trip
  • Trekking Completion Certificate if you want
  • Duffel Bag, Sleeping Bag for Trekking( should be returned after the trip)
  • Nepal Government Taxes, VAT, and official charges.

Excludes in Package:

  • All types of Drinks and Dessert foods
  • Porter for Trekking (2 Guests = 1 Porter, carries maximum 20kg)
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu
  • Meals behind our itinerary (Foods/Meals before or after the trek)
  • All types of Personal nature expenses
  • Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
  • Additional costs by out of management control due to the landscape, weather conditions, illness, changes in government policies, strikes, physical condition, etc.
  • Travel Insurance(not compulsory but better to have)
  • Tip for Guide (Tipping is expected but not Compulsory)
  • Any other things which are not mentioned on the list of INCLUDED

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will be Manaslu Circuit Journey?

The total distance Trekking to Manaslu Circuit is approx 177km. In the past, there was no road access to Manaslu Areas as well as Annapurna Circuit ( Dharapani to Besisahar).
So at that time, we should do the whole Manaslu Circuit. It’s called Classical Manaslu Circuit. The duration of the CLASSICAL MANASLU Circuit is 17 days which starts from Aarughat and ends at Besisahar.
Nowadays you can do customized routes. We can make the Manaslu itinerary in between 12 days to 20 days. The 12 days and 14 days itinerary is for Short Manaslu Circuit Trek. Here I’ve made 13 days itinerary. For Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley Hiking, 20 days will require.

When is the best time to visit Manaslu Circuit?

Since we should pass Larkya La(5,125) to do Manaslu Trek, it’s wishful to choose the best time. If you’re wondering about when to go to Manaslu Trek then your answer is the following.
During winter time From Samagauon to Bhimthang, you’ll find it difficult to trek due to cold temperatures.
So expect wintertime, we can do the 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:
December is the winter season in Nepal. Even though there is no snow on the trail in December, cold temperatures make the trek hard. In the morning and evening when you’re in the hotel, you’ll feel very cold in December at Mt.Manaslu Hiking.

How to get there and away ?

We have only two ways to get to the trek starting point of Mount Manaslu. They are, Local Bus and Private Jeep. The distance from Kathmandu to Sotikhola is around 142km(80 miles). If you wish to go by Jeep, then it will be more comfortable and fast. It takes around 6 to 7 hours for Jeep to reach Sotikhola if there is no traffic jam. From Dharapani, you can reserve or hire a Jeep to Besisahar. From Besisahar, you will get Microbus, Car, Local Bus, and Touristbus also to go to Kathmandu.
By Local Bus:
Public Bus takes around 8 hours. Generally, in Nepal, local buses are often full of passengers. Moreover, if you make a ride during the festival time in Nepal(October to November), it’s hard to get a seat if you don’t book before 3 to 4 days. This type of bus makes stops frequently at bus stop points to pick up and drop off a passenger. So it does take more hours than the private one. Seats are not comfortable(short and have less space to stretch leg) for most international client as it is designed for Nepali People(Asian size). But, it is very cheap than Jeep.
By Private Jeep:
Jeep is a more convenient way to get SotiKhola(starting point of trekking). As it is private, you can make a stop whenever you needed. Seats are also suitable for tourists. It cost around 230 USD to USD 270 for the Jeep to SotiKhola.

How difficult is the Manaslu trek?

For beginner’s trekkers, it is difficult to do Larkey La(5,125m). 3 nights above 4000m, which is not an easy trek. But if you are an experienced hiker, you can do this hike. Though Manaslu ranked 8th tallest peak in the world, an expedition to Manaslu is really Challenging because of its fickle weather. Whilst summiting Mount Manaslu, more than 60 climbers have died on its treacherous slopes. Thus, Mount Manaslu is also known as KILLER MOUNTAIN.

How much does the Manaslu Permit cost?

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 individually. But they can join trekking with other trekkers so that he/she can get a permit.
Trekking to restricted areas is always much more costly than other normal trekking routes. Hence the Around Manaslu Trekking is more expensive than the Annapurna Circuit trekking due to restricted areas permits. For the restricted areas, we have to pay permit charges according to days and seasons. From September to November(peak season), USD 100 for the first 7 days and will add 15 USD for additional days(80$ from 8 days). Similarly, from December to August(low season), USD 75 for the first 7 days and will add 10 USD after 7 days.

Can we get Vegetarian food or non-vegetarian food?

Every 3 to 4 hours walk, you’ll get a launch spot. You can order meals according to your wish which is available on the menu. Vegetarian and Nonvegetarian are both types of meals, you’ll get on Around Manaslu Hiking.

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

What types of hotels can we get?

At the beginning phase of this trail, it is compulsory to Camping trek. Because there was no Teahouse. But slowly local people made teahouses. Nowadays you can get a room with two single beds. In some places, they also made rooms with inside toilets. It looks simple but it is neat and clean.
Before sleep, you can sit in a warm dining hall. Hotel to firewood heating system to make the dining hall warm.
Nowadays they are improving their teahouse. Hotel owners are concerned to improve the quality of Teahouses.

Can we get WIFI?

Not everywhere. Only in some of the places you’ll get WIFI.

Can I get only a guide for Manaslu Trek?

Sure. If you want to get only a local guide for Manaslu, it is possible from us. Being Manaslu trek is restricted areas, you must have Nepali License Holder Trekking Guide. For the Guide Hire details, you can visit TREKING GUIDE HIRE IN NEPAL. The best thing ABOUT US is we have some local expert guides of the Manaslu Region. If you wish to have MCT local expert guides then Contact Base Camp Hike.

Customer Testimonials ( Reviews )

Great Experience

Rated 5 out of 5

Base Camp Hike gave us a great experience through the Manaslu Circuit trek. Our guide was super nice as well as Jayaram. They made our trip unforgettable. We would definitely recommend everyone to choose this company.

David C

Wonderful Manaslu Circuit Trip!!

Rated 5 out of 5

With a group of 3 people, we did the Manaslu Circuit in 13 days. Jayaram with his agency( Base Camp Hike) gave us all the necessary permits, the jeep for transport to Machhakhola, a great guide, and the strong porters. The service was punctual and efficient. I highly recommend Base Camp Hike.


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    March 01 - March 12 ,2023 798 4
    March 04 - March 15 ,2023 798 5
    March 10 - April 22 ,2023 798 5
    March 15 - April 26 ,2023 798 5
    March 21 - April 01 ,2023 798 5
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