Everest Trekking Routes
Trip Grade
Moderate/High Pass
Highest Elevation
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Tea House/Basis
Trek Duration
14 Days
Group Size Min
02 Trekker's
Best Time
Sept-December & February-June
Start/End Point
Matchhakhola to Dharapani

Trip Overview

Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of the most beautiful trekking routes in Nepal with mesmerizing views of the world’s eighth-highest mountains. It offers the most striking and jaw-dropping scenery because this trek is for someone who wants something different in Nepal. This awesome trek takes you through a relatively off-the-beaten remote path to the beautiful landscapes, White Water River falls, dense forest, and beautiful mountain views. While trekking on the beautiful route, you will pass through many small and beautiful villages like Gorkha, Samagaon, and Tilje village and these beautiful villages are also part of Manaslu Conservation and Restricted area. The Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trek same destination with two-part combined northwest of Beatwin And Ganesh Himal.

Trekking in this beautiful route is one of the isolated trekking regions which take you to some of the remotest villages with mesmerizing views of mountains and beautiful scenery. It gives a taste of the trails under the shadows of the Manaslu region and the trek diverges slightly off the rivers and tributaries to give you a taste of remote living. The trek takes you on an incredible journey through the adventurous Himalayan terrain of Nepal. From this route, you will get mesmerizing views of the mountain like Mt Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Himlung Himal, Nemjung, and Gyaji Kang with several glaciers.

Trip highlight

  • Drive from Kathmandu to Machha Khola with beautiful scenery
  • get a chance to see awesome views of the world’s eighth-highest mountain Mt Manaslu
  • Cross many suspension bridges on this route
  • Beautiful scenery of several glaciers
  • Go along with the Budhi Gandaki River
  • Get to know about the culture and tradition of ethnic communities and their culture
  • Explore Manaslu Conservation Area with natural diversity
  • The amazing natural beauty of the forest, rivers, flora, and fauna in the Manaslu region
  • Get to know about the Hindu and Buddhist culture
  • Trek through several remote villages on this beautiful route
  • The warm hospitality of the local people

Do you need a trekking Guide in Manaslu Circuit Trek?

For trekking on this beautiful route, you are not allowed to trek solo. If you are planning to trek in the Manaslu region without any guide with you then you are not permitted to enter this region because of its rural. It is compulsory to take a licensed guide before embarking on this trek with you it is just because this region is under a restricted area. Almost 15 areas of Nepal are restricted where you can’t trek solo nor can you trek without any guide and porter.

This is just because when you travel with a guide it makes your journey a little less busy for you and also helps in a difficult way and the way of the Himalayan part of Nepal is not so easy to do. The trekking guide is to save trekkers from potential risks they may face during the time Himalayan trekking. Trekking this route is one of the most popular trekking routes in Nepal where you will get a chance to know about the culture and traditions of this route.

How hard is Manaslu Circuit Trek?

If you are eager to know how hard the Manaslu Circuit trek then the difficulty level of this route is moderate to strenuous where you need to walk at least 8 to 8 hours per day. This beautiful trekking consists of many ups and downs and only the altitude gain makes it difficult. Trekking en route is a challenging trek just because of the Larkya La Pass which has to be crossed during this trekking period. There are lots of difficulties that may face during this trekking day. The main difficulty while trekking this route is altitude sickness. It is obvious to have altitude sickness while trekking in the high Himalayan land. Trekking on this route is one of the best off-the-beaten treks in Nepal that takes you through remote villages and lush green forests. Trekking in the high Himalayans of Nepal is difficult to trek.

Permit for Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu region is one of the restricted trekking routes of Nepal. If you are planning for trekking in Manaslu Circuit Trek then you must know about the special trekking permit which you must carry before entering this route. While trekking on this route, you need almost three trekking permits a special trekking permit, Manaslu Conservation Area permit, and Annapurna Conservation Area permit. These trekking permits are for the protection of this region’s culture, tradition, flora, and fauna which are found in this wonderful land. You may have questions about why you need special trekking while trekking on this route then this trekking is one of the restricted trekking routes 15 restricted trekking route.

For trekking on this route, you need to obtain a special trekking permit and the special trekking permit cost for this region is based on the season. And the cost of this special trekking permit is equal for every trekker. The cost of a special trekking permit is USD in the Spring season February to August 70 for seven days Per day USD 10 Per Person. September to November USD 100 Per Person for 7 Days and USD 15 Per day. For Manaslu Conservation Area permit a foreigner needs to pay USD 30 per person and for SAARC countries trekkers need to pay USD 1 per person the price of the Annapurna conservation area is the same as the Manaslu Conservation area permit. A trekking permit is easily available in Kathmandu valley and to obtain a trekking permit you need two passport-sized photos and a photocopy of your passport.

Are single trekkers is possible to trek in Manaslu Circuit Trek?

No, it is not possible for a single trekker to trek in the Manaslu circuit Trek. It is just because this trekking is one of the restricted trekking routes. According to the rules of the local government of the Manaslu region, solo trekkers are not allowed to trek in this and if you are planning to trek this route then you need at least two people for trekking in this route so before embarking on this route you must have two people with Nepal Government License holder Trekking Guide.

Details Itinerary


Arrival in Kathmandu, The representatives of Everest Trekking Routes will welcome you at TIA Upon your Arrival. We transfer to a hotel overnight stay.
Trek time: 20 Minutes drive to hotel
Accommodation: Hotel


If interest after breakfast visit some Sightseeing points and get Manaslu Special Permit to take an Orginal Passport with Nepal Visa. It takes a day and Explores Kathmandu Valley and stays overnight at the hotel.
Trek time: Explore day & Permit Preparation
Accommodation: Hotel

DAY 03: KATHMANDU TO SOTIKHOLA [930m / 3051 ft]: 6 – 7 HRS

After a delicious breakfast from Kathmandu to Dhading to Arughat to Sotikhola 141 k.m. Once you begin the trip ahead to Soti Khola, you may be impressed and allured by the wonderful waterfall and rivulet. Continue the journey through the dense and beautiful Sal Forest and then climb the vertical ridge over the Budhi Gandaki River. The trail then after traces small villages: Beautiful Tropical village and evergreen rice farm with amazing Manaslu Himal and Ganesh Himal. Which is spectacular viewing on the trail. After a long drive stays overnight at Sotikhola.
Trek time: 6-7 hour drive
Accommodation: Tea House

DAY 04: SOTI KHOLA TO MACHHA KHOLA [1340 m /4396 ft]: 6 -7 HOURS

After breakfast trek to Machhakhola, a beautiful morning walk with an evergreen rice farm and several small villages crossing after that reach Lapu Besi Gurung village and take lunch. the trails are more traffic in October and November which is the top-rating Manaslu Circuit trek and also March and April also busier. rest of the month is normal. stay overnight at Lodge
Trek time: 6-7 hours Trek
Accommodation: Tea House

DAY 05: MACHHA KHOLA -JAGAT [1410M/ 4625 FT]: 6 – 7 HRS

After spending one night in Machha Khola we will trek to Jagat. The trek from Machha Khola to Jagat leads along the Buri Gandaki River upriver reaching another small village at Khorla Beshi. Then we walk on the natural hot water called Tato Pani. After having breakfast in Yaruphant villages we will follow the Budi Gandaki River and cross the Jagat village and stay overnight at Jagat.
Trek time: 6-7 hour trek
Accommodation: Tea House


After breakfast, we are entering the Manaslu Restricted area and the Manaslu Conservation Area of the Project. Jagat is also the biggest Gurung trail in the Manaslu Region. Then trek to Philim which is the north rural area second headquarter of Gorkha stay overnight at the lodge.
Trek time: 5-6 hour trek
Accommodation: Tea House

DAY 07: PHILIM – DENG [1,804M/5917 FT]: 6 – 7 HRS

After spending one night in Jagat village we slowly start our trek to Deng passing a lot of small villages to Sidibas bazaar. After crossing the small villages and the small rivers then up the rocky rooftree through bamboo forest and have to climb an hour then we will reach Deng and we will stay overnight at lodge.
Trek time: 6-7 hour trek
Accommodation: Tea House

DAY 08: DENG – NAMRUNG: [2630M/8626FT]: 6 – 7 HRS

After spending one night in Deng we slowly start our trek to Namrung passing through the many villages like Ghap and others and we will walk leading through Budi Gandaki and the lots of small villages with the cultivated field of millets, wheat, or barely from then, we will reach Namrung village. And we will stay one night at the lodge.
Trek time: 6-7 hour trek
Accommodation: Tea House

DAY 09: NAMRUNG – SAMAGAON [3530M/11,578 FT]: 6-7 HOURS

After spending one night in Namrung we slowly start our trek to Samagaon enjoying the beautiful views of the surrounding landscape and mountain views. The path leads you to the Phungen Glacier for a couple of hours and then we will reach Samagaon with the interesting highland village. We will stay overnight at the lodge.
Trek time: 6-7 hour trek
Accommodation: Tea House


Our team of proper Acclimatization day at Samagaun visited the lake and local village with the beautiful 8th highest peak in the world. The same again is origin villages and local culture stay overnight at lodge.
Trek time: Acclimatization day at Samagaun
Accommodation: Tea House

DAY 11: SAMAGAON – SAMDO [3860M/12,660 FT]: 4 – 5 HOURS

After having a wonderful time and spending one night in Samagaon then our trekking begins in Samdo. On the way, to Samdo we get an opportunity to see the awesome views of the mountain and awesome scenery across the Tibet trader and yak carrying Chinese and Tibetan goods walking continuation following the stream crossing to reach Samdo and we will stay one night in Samdo.
Trek time: 4-5 hour trek
Accommodation: Tea House

DAY 12: SAMDO – DHARAMSALA/LARKYA B. C. [4460M/14, 628 FT]: 4 – 5 HOURS

After having a wonderful time and spending a night in Samdo we will start our trekking Dharamsala/Larkya B. C. in the morning time we walk follows the glacier and then we cross the stream coming from Gya la from there we will reach Larkya Bazaar and from this place few hour walking we will reach Dharamsala. We will stay overnight in Dharamsala.
Trek time: 4-5 hour trek
Accommodation: Tea House


After spending one night and having a wonderful time in Dharamsala we will start our trekking Larkya la. After reaching Larkya la we will see the awesome views of mountains and beautiful scenery and after seeing the awesome views we will again start our journey to Bimthang. And we will stay one night in Bimthang.
Trek time: 8-9 hour Manaslu Larke la pass 5150m.
Accommodation: Tea House

DAY 14: BIMTHANG – GHO [2515M]: 5 – 6 HOURS

After having a wonderful time and spending one night in Bimthang we will again start our trekking to Gho. On the way, we get an opportunity to see awesome views of this region and you will agree that Nepal is god gifted in natural resources. After reaching gho we take a rest and spend one night in this place.
Trek time: 5-6 hour trek
Accommodation: Tea House


After having a wonderful time and spending one night in Dharani we will slowly start our trekking to Tal. And after reaching this place we will observe many things in this place and in this place we will take a rest and spend one night in this place.
Trek time: 5 hour trek
Accommodation: Tea House


After completing our happy journey Mt Manaslu Circuit and take breakfast and then continue to drive to Kathmandu by Express bus and Local sharing stay overnight in Kathmandu.
Trek time: 8-9 hour drive to Kathmandu
Accommodation: Tea House


We will drop you to the TIA for your final departure and happy journey to your hometown, hope to see you again and goodbye.
Trek time: Final departure
Accommodation: Tea House

Cost Include/Exclude

Cost Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up and Drop by private car/van/bus.
  • Hotel In Kathmandu: 3* Category Hotel 3 Nights accommodation in Katmandu BB Plan
  • Kathmandu to Machhakhola and Dharapani to Besi Shahar to Kathmandu by Public bus or local Jeep sharing
  • You’re Meal in During the Trekking as Your standard meals (3 times a day Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with a cup of tea or coffee).
  • All Trekking Permit (MCA), (ACAP), Manaslu Special Permit.
  • Accommodation in Trekking: All accommodations in lodge/tea houses during the trek.
  • Trekking Guide: Government License Holder An experienced, helpful, friendly, and English-speaking Trekking Guide. His well-paid salary, meals, accommodation insurance, etc.
  • Trekking Porter: porters (1 porter for 2 people). Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation.
  • After the Success Trip, Everest Trekking Routes will Provide Adventure Certificate.
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid for by your Travel insurance company.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • All government taxes and service charges.

Cost Excludes

  • Meals and Extra Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Private Jeep Kathmandu Sotikhola and Dharapani to Kathmandu
  • personal expenses (bar bills, beer, coke, a bottle of water, Pot size tea or Coffee, hot water, phone call, laundry service, etc.)
  • Tips for guide, porters, and driver.

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Client Reviews

Richard D


Annapurna Circuit Trek with Rabin Gurung

It was a trip we will always remember and be proud of. You need not worry about anything since Dhan (Sameer Gurung) and their group will arrange everything (i.e. Hotel, Food, transportation, a plane ticket to Lukla, etc.). The trekking was long and arduous yet our guide was very accommodating and conscious of us. He knows the place very well and will gladly tell you stories about it along the way. The whole trek was truly breathtaking. You won’t regret this trip! (Note: Try to reach viewing deck areas before sunrise and watch as the sun makes everything look spectacular!☺)

Matthew Gill

London, United Kingdom

Annapurna Circuit Trek with Dhansingh Gurung

Dhansingh guided me on compressed Annapurna Circuit trek late last year and the experience far exceeded my expectations. Having someone who knew the route, language, local culture, weather conditions and wildlife intimately enabled me to relax and get the most from my trip. Nothing was too much trouble and I felt extremely well looked after and safe from the moment I arrived in Nepal right up until I left. I couldn’t recommend more highly, very professional service.

Michael Savage


Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Dhansingh

We had a wonderful time on our trek. We did the 8 day ABC trek. The route is beautiful with lots of stunning vistas. Our guide Dhansingh was knowledgable and friendly and really looked after us. I would be happy to recommend this tour to anyone thinking of tackling ABC.

Al Munari

Paso Robles, California

Everest Gokyo & Renjola Pass with Dhansigh

I first met Dhansingh in May of 2016 when we completed the Renjo La pass. I’ve now returned this summer of ’17 to explore with Dhansingh some areas of Annapurna. Dhansingh’s competency is the first rate, and he a very pleasant person with whom to spend time. I highly recommend Everest Trekking Routes.
Al Munari
Email : munarial@gmail.com
Paso Robles, California

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