Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu Circuit Trek

27 Days

From the Hindu middle hills culture to the Tibetan high-country dwellers, the Manaslu Circuit trek in the heart of the Nepal Himalaya is a cultural trek par excellence, without a doubt one of the best treks in Nepal. Manaslu, 'The mountain of the spirit', is the eight highest peak in the world, and from upper Nubri must be one of the most beautiful ones; the spectacular mountain scenery has to be seen to be believed. We trek the classic high trek around Manaslu from the historic town of Gorhka, with its wonderful 'durbar', or palace, to Kutang in lower Manaslu and on to upper Nubri, where trade with Tibet continues as it has for hundreds of years. We experience incredible mountain panoramas after the first few days, and add extra days at the most beautiful villages before the Larkya La (pass).
The diverse Tibetan culture, spectacular scenery and snow peaks of the Manaslu Himal Circuit make it one of the most interesting, as well as one of the most challenging, treks in Nepal.

The Route

Note: The Lonely Planet guide book describes the Manaslu trek as tougher than most, but this is now wrong. There have been new trails put in that significantly reduce the climbing involved and reduce the exposure. The trails are now wide and good unlike in Tilman's time (1950) where in one part the trail was a few narrow planks resting on branches that had been hammered into cracks in the rock!

Detail Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive Kathmandu 1350m
Day 2 - Kathmandu 1350m
Day 3 - Drive to Gorkha, trek to camp above Gorkha
Day 4 - Trek to Arkole 570m
Day 5 - Trek to Kalibote 800m
Day 6 - Trek to Barpak 1915m
Day 7 - Trek to Laprak 2200m
Day 8 - Trek to Korlebesi 875m
Day 9 - Trek to Jagat 1370m
Day 10 - Trek to Philim 1570m
Day 11 - Deng 1540m
Day 12 - Trek to Ghap 2165m
Day 13 - Trek to Lho 3180m
Day 14 – Lho
Day 15 - Trek to Sama Goan (Ro) 3525m
Day 16 - Sama Gaon
Day 17 - Trek to Samdo 3690m
Day 18 - Samdo
Day 19 - Trek to Dharamsala/Larkya Phedi 4460m
Day 20 - Cross Larkya La (4930m) to Bimtang 3590n
Day 21 - Trek to Tilje 2300m
Day 22 - Trek to Dharapani 1860m
Day 23 - Trek to Chamje 1430m
Day 24 - Trek to Ngadi 930m
Day 25 - Trek to Besi Sahar 760m, drive to Kathmandu
Day 26 - Free Day in Kathmandu
Day 27 – Depart

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Trip Facts

  • Starting From : Kathmandu
  • End at : Pokhara
  • Duration : 20 Days
  • Grade : Moderate
  • Max. Elevation : 4200m
  • Activity : Trekking Adventure
  • Culture : Gurung, Magar
  • Mode of Trek : Teahouse
  • Attraction : Close Mountain View, Villages
  • Himalayan sights : Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, Annapurna range, Manaslu, Nilgiri etc

Includes / Excludes


All ground transportation, all meals while on trek (Breakfast, lunch, dinner with tea/coffee), Camping equipments (Two men tents, dining tents, kitchen tents, toilet tents, sleeping bags, mattresses, down jackets), a guide, a cook, cook helper, porter/s, other helping staffs, entry permits, all necessary requirements for Nepalese staffs (meals, insurance, equipments, ground transportation.


any bar bills (alcoholic drinks, mineral water, cold drinks), cigarettes, clients personal insurance, any kind of unforeseen expenses etc.