Manaslu Trekking 16 Days

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At a Glance
Duration15 Days
Trip GradeModerate
Maximum Altitude5160m
Group Size2+ Pax
Travel StyleTrekking
AccomodationTea House accommodation in Mountain and 3 Star hotel in Kathmandu
Best TimeMar-May, Sep-Dec

Embark on a very rewarding and immersive trekking adventure in Nepal by joining the Manaslu Circuit trek 16 days. Leave the bustle of Kathmandu behind and follow a scenic highway to Soti Khola, from where the trek starts. The journey is full of adventure, surreal mountain vistas, thriving nature, and intimate encounters with the locals.

You will trek inside the Manaslu Conservation Area, which is home to 110 species of birds, 33 species of mammals, 11 species of butterflies, and 3 kinds of reptiles. Do not worry you will not come across any wildlife during the trek. Sometimes, lucky trekkers get to spot snow leopards far away from them.

you love mountains, serenity, and exclusivity, then we highly recommend the Manaslu Circuit trek. However, make sure you are fit enough to handle the challenges of this trek route. Unlike the famous treks in Nepal, the Manaslu Circuit trail does not see any crowds. The region is well protected and preserved under the restricted area regulation in Nepal.


  • Follow an offbeat trek route within the Manaslu Conservation Area, a restricted area in Nepal for foreigners
  • Explore the western Himalayan mountains of Nepal and trek to the base of the eighth-highest mountain in the world, Mt. Manaslu
  • Witness jaw-dropping landscapes and majestic mountain views throughout the trek
  • The trail goes through through dense forests, beautiful valleys, rocky foothills, and glacier moraines
  • From the bustle of Kathmandu to the serenity of the Manaslu region, embark on a life-changing journey
  • Enjoy adventure and rich Tibetan Buddhist cultural heritage along the trail
  • Cross the Larkya La pass and explore Pun Gyen Gompa, Birendra Lake, and an old trade route
  • A challenging but very immersive and rewarding trek in Nepal for experienced trekkers

What to expect during the Manaslu Circuit trekking?

First of all, you will witness the most varied scenery on the Manaslu Circuit trek. During the trek, you will see views of Ganesh Himal (7,422 m/24,350 ft), Siringi Himal (7161 m/23,494 ft), Mt. Kang Guru (6,981 m/22,903 ft), Manaslu range (8,163 m), Annapurna II (7,937 m/26,040 ft), Himal Chuli (7,893 m/25,8895 ft), Ngadi Chuli (7,871 m/25,823 ft), and many others.

Trekking through Gurung villages, you will hike to Sama Gaon. Visit the Manaslu Base Camp (4,800 m/15,748 ft), Birendra Lake (3,691 m/12,109 ft), and Pun Gyen Gompa in this village. The trail then ascends to Samdo, which is a Tibetan refugee village. From here onwards, you will follow steep, narrow slopes that gradually ascend to the top of Larkya La pass (5,160 m/16,929 ft).

While trekking and enjoying the adventure, experience the most humble welcomes. Get to see the unique lifestyle of the locals. The trail is dotted with many stupas, chortens, prayer wheels, and prayer flags. Opened in 1992 for trekking under strict rules, the Manaslu region still holds its ancient roots. Trust us, the Manaslu Circuit trek is one of the craziest and wildest trips in the Himalayas in a very good way.

Who can do the Manaslu Circuit trekking?

The Manaslu Circuit trek is a very challenging venture. It is only recommended to trekkers who have previous trekking experience and are physically fit. You have to be familiar with high altitudes and walking on offbeat terrain and glaciers. Trekkers should be able to walk at least 6 hours a day.

Likewise, the Manaslu Circuit trek 16 days also has altitude sickness risk. You can easily avoid it and also treat the early signs, however if you have any medical condition that may get affected due to high altitude or altitude sickness symptoms, consult your doctor before joining the trip.

People of all ages can do the Manaslu Circuit trekking if they can withstand the physical and mental demands of this trek. You can do this trek in a group or privately. Trekking in a group of 5 or more trekkers may give you a discount. In general, our Manaslu Circuit trek cost USD 1,500 per person.

How to prepare for the Manaslu Circuit trek?

To do the Manaslu Circuit trek, you have to be physically fit and possess a positive mindset. The Manaslu Circuit terrain demands and tourist infrastructures along this trail are very lacking. So, trekkers have to be very adaptable and flexible to changes.

Begin preparing for the trek by exercising and engaging in cardiovascular activities like swimming, hiking, walking, cycling, running, etc. Likewise, train your core, upper body, and legs in the gym. Strength training will help you build your core strength and stability.

For better balance, do regular yoga and make a habit of stretching. You will gradually notice improved stamina and endurance in you. Similarly, you can read Manaslu Circuit trek guide blogs to understand what it is like doing this trek and what you can expect.

Keeping the right expectation will make the journey less stressful for you. Practice deep breathing and meditation as well.

Manaslu Circuit trek packing

You have to be well-packed to enjoy the Manaslu Circuit trek without any stress. Our team will send you a comprehensive packing checklist after the trip confirmation. For now, read the below list to get a basic understanding of what is needed for Manaslu Circuit trekking:

  • Clothes and gear: Underwear, breathable base layer, thermal layer, fleece jacket, down jacket, waterproof/windproof jacket/pant, trekking shirt/pants, dry tower, beanie, sun hat, gloves, socks, trekking boots, sandals, sunglasses with UV protection, scarf, flashlight, trekking poles, sleeping bag, rain cover, dry bags, duffel bag, day pack, etc
  • First aid and toiletries: Water bottle, water purification tablets, soap, toothpaste/brush, comb, pocket mirror, moisturizer, deodorant, wet tissues, toilet paper, lip balm, Diamox, band-aid, crack bandage, cotton, continent, general medicines, etc
  • Miscellaneous: Insect repellent, adapter, charger, power bank, journal/pen, trekking map, guide book, snacks, knee supporter (optional), passport, travel visa, travel insurance document, Nepali cash, permit, emergency fund, passport-sized photos, etc

Are you ready for the trek?

The Manaslu Circuit trek is surely a life-changing trip in Nepal. You will be pushing your limits on this trek and get disconnected from the digital world. If you are ready to challenge yourself both physically and mentally as you ascend to astonishing altitudes, we welcome you to join us on our Manaslu Circuit trek 2024 to 2025 departures.

You can follow our proposed 16 days Manaslu Circuit trek itinerary or customize it as per your requirements. Our professional and friendly team will help you with all your needs and curate a trip that well suits your fitness level and expectations.

Extend the trek to the hidden Tsum Valley

Not many trekkers know that you can extend the Manaslu Circuit trek itinerary to the hidden Tsum Valley. It is a super beautiful isolated area that is rarely traveled by the trekkers. Tsum Valley houses rich Tibetan Buddhist heritage, centuries-old monasteries, caves, and an ancient trade route.

Here, you will get to see the lifestyle and beliefs of the Tsumba community. You will get to explore Ranchen Gompa and Mu Gompa. Likewise, visit Milarepa's Cave and get to explore the Ganesh Himal Base Camp. Given the isolation of this valley, the facilities here are the bare minimum.

If you love adventure and offbeat, unspoiled trails, then we highly recommend combining Tsum Valley in your Manaslu Circuit trek itinerary!

Why do the Manaslu Circuit trek with Trekking Guide Team Adventure?

Do the Manaslu Circuit trek safely with us, Trekking Guide Team Adventure. We offer unparalleled expertise, dedication, and personalized service to our guests. You will get the best Manaslu Circuit trek cost without hidden costs and full transparency to our policy.

Our long legacy in organizing treks in Nepal ensures a safe and satisfying venture. We are a professional and friendly team. Our team goes above and beyond to meet your expectations and makes any trek with us, including the Manaslu Circuit trek, a lifetime journey.

Trekking with an experienced and knowledgeable native guide. Likewise, porters will carry the heavy duffle bag. Our Manaslu Circuit trek groups are small. You can join our group or trek privately. Likewise, all of our treks are ethical and eco-friendly. Trekking with us means you will also indirectly support the local communities as we give back a lot.


Additional Trip Information

This itinerary is a tentative program and it is customizable as per your requirements. You can extend few more days in the program if you wish to spend more time in the Manaslu region.

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Our representatives will welcome you at the airport on your arrival. Meet them at the terminal gate after completing the visa obligation. They will help you with the luggage and transfer you to the hotel in a private car. Freshen up and rest. In the late evening, explore Thamel and have dinner as you wish.

Accommodation: Hotel

We will spend the first half of the day exploring some famous tourist sites in Kathmandu, like the Monkey Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, and Bouddhanath Stupa. It will be a guided tour by a professional English-speaking tour guide. After the tour, you will have a couple of hours to have lunch and rest. Then, meet us for trek briefing and preparation.

Meals: BreakfastAccommodation: Hotel

Today, our day starts with a long, scenic ride from Kathmandu to Soti Khola. We will drive following the Prithvi Highway. The highway offers stunning views of rivers, lush hills, waterfalls, snow-capped mountains, and terraced fields. From Arughat, it takes around 2 hours to reach Soti Khola. This part of the road is uneven.


Max Altitude: 730 m/2,395 ftMeals: Breakfast, lunch and dinnerAccommodation: TeahouseDuration: 7-8 hoursDistance: 142 km/88 miles

We will begin trekking from today onwards. On the first day of the trek, ascend to Machha Khola. The trail follows hillsides and goes through sal forests. Cross multiple suspension bridges and reach Lapubesi. From here, descend to a sandy river bed and ascend to Machha Khola.


Max Altitude: 850 m/2,789 ftMeals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinnerAccommodation: TeahouseDuration: 5/6 hoursDistance: 14 km/8.6 miles

Following the Thado Khola river, we will continue trekking upstream to Khorla Besi. It is a small village, and the view of Mt. Manaslu and Kutang Himal are fantastic. Further, we gradually ascend and cross the Budi Gandaki river. The trail then climbs staircases to Doban. We will then cross the Yaru Khola and trek to Thado Bharyang. Cross a few more bridges further on the way and ascend to Jagat.


Max Altitude: 1,410 m/4,625 ftMeals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinnerAccommodation: TeahouseDuration: 22.2 km/13.7 milesDistance: 6/7 hours

From Jagat, we ascend and descend, enjoying stunning views of Shiring Himal. Descending on stone steps, reach a river and from here climb to Saguleri. We will then trek past settlements like Philim, Lokwa, Ekle-Bhatti, and Sirdibas before reaching Deng.


Max Altitude: 1,804 m/5,917 ftMeals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinnerAccommodation: TeahouseDuration: 6/7 hoursDistance: 19.9 km/12.3 miles

Leaving Deng, cross a suspension bridge and follow an uphill route to Rana. From here, we will trek in the west to Budh Gandaki valley. The trail then passes by lush forests and mani stones. We will reach Ghap and continue from here to Namrung village via Prok. Prok is a small settlement.


Max Altitude: 2,630 m/8,626 ftMeals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinnerAccommodation: TeahouseDuration: 5/6 hoursDistance: 19.5 km/12.1 miles

 On this day, we will ascend through dense forest and pass by stupas, mani walls, and prayer wheels on the way. The trail goes via villages like Lihi and Sho. From Sho, follow a rugged hillside to Lho village and continue to Shyala. From here, we steeply ascend to Sama Gaon. The view of mountains like Himal Chuli, Nagadi Chuli, Manaslu, and Ganesh Himal are stunning.


Max Altitude: 3,520 m/11,548 ftMeals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinnerAccommodation: TeahouseDuration: 6 hoursDistance: 17.7 km/11 miles

Today, we will spend a rest day in Sama Gaon. Early in the morning, hike to Pun Gyen Gompa and then visit the Makalu Base Camp via Birendra Lake. During the hike, you will witness breathtaking mountain panoramas. The hike is important for acclimatization.



Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinnerAccommodation: TeahouseDuration: 4-5 hours

We will continue trekking from Sama Gaon to Samdo village. This village is located close to the Tibetan border. It is also a Tibetan refugee village. From Sama Gaon, ascend via pastrues as the valley opens up. We will leave the tree line behind and cross a wooden bridge. Further, the trail goes via Kani, offering beautiful views of Simnang Himal, Ngadi Chuli, and Manaslu.


Max Altitude: 3,875 m/12,713 ftMeals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinnerAccommodation: TeahouseDuration: 3/4 hoursDistance: 8.2 km/5 miles

On this day, we will reach the Larke Phedi, also known as Dharamsala. It is the last settlement area before the Larkya La pass and only has one stone tea house. From Samdo, the trail ascends steeply, passing by fields and mani walls. We will cross a wooden bridge and trek past the Athahra Saya river. From here, trek following the Larke river and walk up the Larkya Glacier to Larke Phedi.



Max Altitude: 4,480 m/14,698 ftMeals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinnerAccommodation: TeahouseDuration: 4/5 hoursDistance: 11.7 km/7.2 miles

We will leave Larke Phedi before sunrise and gradually descend. The trail soon passes by a moraine and further descends to a small lake. From here, we will trek following an unclear, rocky track that crosses the south steep grass slope. Then walk down to four frozen lakes and follow a steep uphill route to Larkya La pass.

The mountain views are heavenly from the top of the pass. You will see Himlung Himal, Mt. Kang Guru, Annapurna II, and many others. From the pass, the trail descends, crossing rocky and grassy moraines to a Bhimtang for the night stay.


Max Altitude: 5,160 m/16,929 ftMeals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinnerAccommodation: TeahouseDuration: 8/9 hoursDistance: 24.7 km/15.3 miles

The trail mostly descends for the next two days as we trek toward the end of the trail. From Bhimtang, follow a downhill route to Hampuk. Cross a suspension bridge and descend to Yak Kharka. We will then trek via lush forests to Karche and pass by Gho village before arriving at Tilije.


Max Altitude: 2,300 m/7,546ftMeals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinnerAccommodation: TeahouseDuration: 7-8 hoursDistance: 25.5 km/16 miles

We will leave Tilije after a big breakfast. The trail descends through lush forests and hillsides, crossing rivers and streams. On the way, we will trek past small villages and descend to Jagat, where the trek ends.


Max Altitude: 1,300 m/4,265 ftMeals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinnerAccommodation: TeahouseDuration: 6-7 hoursDistance: 23 km/14 miles

From Jagat, we will take a local sharing bus and drive to Besisahar. In Besisahar, we will change the vehicle and drive back to Kathmandu. This is your last day in Kathmandu, so explore the vibrant streets of Thamel, visit the local market, and buy souvenirs. We will meet in the late evening for a farewell dinner.


Max Altitude: 1,400 m/4,593 ftMeals: Breakfast, lunch, and farewell dinnerAccommodation: HotelDuration: 7-8 hoursDistance: 205 km/127 miles

Our team will drop you at the Tribhuvan International Airport. Be ready on time, and make sure to double-check your room before leaving it.

Meals: Breakfast
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Manaslu Trekking 16 Days
Cost Details
  • Hotel in Kathmandu with 3 Stars bed & breakfast for 3nights, twin sharing basis (1room- two people). (Nivas Boutique Home or similar category).
  • Your meal (breakfast-lunch-dinner) during the trek.(Vegetarian Food)
  • One experience english speaking trekking guide and 1 porter for each two tourist. (porter will carry upto 20 kg in total. He will put all your stuff in duffel bag)
  • All Land Transportation from Kathmandu to Sotikhola by local bus and trekking end point Jagat to Kathmandu by local bus. Note:  (If you want private transport from trekking starting point Kathmandu to Sotikhola and trekking end point  Jagat to Kathmandu you will have to pay additional cost of 400 USD.)
  • Annapurna Conservation Permit.
  • Manaslu Conservation Permit.
  • Manaslu special permit.
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS)
  • Insurance for Guide.
  • All accommodation During the Trek Available Lodge /Tea Houses. Run by Nepalese family.
  • Airport - Hotel - Airport transfer.
  • Our service charge.
  • Farewell Dinner.
  • Nepal visa fee which is you will pay open arrival in Kathmandu $30 USD.
  • Equipment: Sleeping bag (-15 Celsius), down jacket, trekking shoes, personal towel, torch light, gloves, trekking stick, warm clothes, sun glass, sunscreen, socks, some medicine for headache, fever, handiplast, bandage, pain killer, stomach ache, diarrhea, dimox etc. (You can hire or buy sleeping bag easily in Kathmandu).
  • Personal travel Insurance. The Insurance must cover medical, accidental, natural disasters, emergency evacuation and trip cancellation expenses along with baggage and gears’ lost, theft or damage.
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Drinks, Tea, Coffee, Hot chocolate, soup.
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation.
  • Tipping (Tips) for guide and porter.
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
  • Sweet things like chocolate and desert.
  • Hot shower during the trekking.
  • Laundry service.
  • Internet call.
  • If you do sightseeing in Kathmandu valley then entry fee per person is 26 USD.
Add-ons & Options
  • Extra Night Accommodation: If you plan to arrive early or depart late please make sure you make extra hotel arrangement.You can mail us at [email protected] It is available by adding extra cost.
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Additional Info
  • Equipment: Sleeping bag (-15 Celsius), down jacket, trekking shoes, personal towel, torch light, gloves, trekking stick, warm clothes, sun glass, sunscreen, socks, some medicine for headache, fever, handi plast, bandage, pain killer, stomach ache, diarrhea, dimox, etc. (You can hire or buy sleeping bag easily in Kathmandu).
  • Note: You have to walk 5-6 hours daily during the tre. So please be prepared physically and mentally. 

Manaslu Circuit trek permit

The Manaslu Circuit is inside the Manaslu Conservation Area, and it is also a restricted area in Nepal. So, you will need the Manaslu Conservation Area permit and the Manaslu Restricted Area permit. Likewise, towards the end of the Manaslu Circuit trek, you will enter the Annapurna region, so the Annapurna Conservation Area is also needed.

Special Restricted Area Permit for Manaslu (Manaslu RAP)

September to November: USD 100 per person for the first seven days and USD 15 per person per day from the eighth day onwards

December to August: USD 75 per person for the first seven days and USD 10 per person per day from the eighth day onwards.

Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP Permit) & Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP Permit)

permit cost: USD 30 per person

Manaslu Circuit trek difficulty & altitude sickness

The Manaslu Circuit trek is strenuous. It is a very challenging high-altitude trek that crosses 5,000 meters plus pass. Likewise, the trek route is off the beaten path, and the tourist infrastructure is very minimal along the trail. Therefore, the Manaslu Circuit trek challenges you in all aspects.

Trekkers have to be physically and mentally strong. They need to adjust a lot and understand the limitations of this remote Himalayan region. The good thing is all these challenges have kept the crowd away from the Manaslu Circuit trail. You will cover around 180 kilometers during the Manaslu Circuit trekking.

The trail starts from sub-tropical forests and rough foothills. Soon, you will traverse landslide-prone areas, rocky gorges, steep slopes, and glacier moraines. Larkya La is the highest point of the Manaslu Circuit trek 16 days, and the most demanding part of the journey. You will spend 8 to 9 hours crossing the pass from Larkya Phedi to Bimtang.

Similarly, you will also have to deal with increasing altitude and its burdens every day. Thin air and low oxygen levels will exhaust you quickly. It gets tough to drink water because you won't get that thirsty. This increases the risk of altitude sickness.

So to avoid altitude sickness during the Manaslu Circuit trek, drink plenty of water, rest a lot, eat carbohydrate-rich food, and do not overexert yourself. If you get headaches, vomiting, nausea, difficulty in breathing, insomnia, etc, inform the trek leader and get medicine.

Is travel insurance needed for the Manaslu Circuit trek?

Yes, travel insurance is needed for the Manaslu Circuit trek. However, travel insurance with emergency air evacuation is mandatory for Manaslu Circuit trek joining. Do understand that this trek will take you far away from any town or city. There are no roadways or healthcare facilities along the trek route.

If you get sick or injured during the trek that is not controllable by first aid, we have to evacuate you to a hospital in Kathmandu via helicopter. And only with the help of travel insurance, can we provide you with immediate medical assistance. So, make sure your travel insurance covers evacuation from high altitudes (up to 5,000 meters).

Accommodation and meals during the trek

The Manaslu Circuit route is dotted with tea houses, which allow trekkers to travel without camping. It was not too long when teahouses opened along the Manaslu Circuit trail, and made the trek affordable for adventure lovers. Tea houses are simple hut-like accommodations with meal service.

You will share the room with a fellow trekker. Most of the tea houses offer twin shared rooms. Single rooms cost a bit higher. Likewise, washrooms are common in the teahouses. At the end of the day, you will get a clean and cozy room to spend the night. There is no heating system in the teahouses, so carry a high-quality sleeping bag.

Hot showers and charging will cost a few extra bucks. You may not get hot water everywhere to take a bath. Likewise, get an adapter and power bank for the trek. We also recommend getting a solar charger. WiFi is available in many villages, but the network is not the finest. So, buy a Nepali tourist sim with data for backup.

Talking about the meals, mostly Nepali and Tibetan dishes are found in the teahouse in the Manaslu region. Dal bhat, thukpa, momo, Tibetan bread, and dhido are the main food menu. Apart from them, you will also see sandwiches, pasta, noodles, boiled corn, a variety of fried rice and rice with curries, burgers, porridge, soup, etc.

The breakfast menu has soups, oatmeals, cornflakes, porridge, pancakes, toast with jam/butter, eggs, coffee, tea, etc. You will drink clean, boiled water. For extra safety, trekkers also use water purification tablets. Buy ample chocolates, energy bars, snacks, nuts, etc, for the journey while in Kathmandu.

What is the best time to do the Manaslu Circuit trekking?

The best time to do the Manaslu Circuit trek is the spring and autumn seasons. Summer/monsoon and winter are offseasons for this trek, and the trail is in bad condition during this time of the year. Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) have the finest climate and stable weather.

You will enjoy the trek a lot if you choose the right time to do it. In spring, the flowers and lush vegetation decorate the lower part of the trail. Likewise, the upper part of the trail is decorated with snow-covered mountains. The temperature ranges from 18°C to -4°C. The mountain views are clear with a moderate climate.

Likewise, in autumn, the temperature ranges from 20°C (in the daytime) to -6°C (in the upper part of the trail). The long daylight hours give ample time to enjoy the journey. Air is fresh, and the rivers and streams are gushing with water. This is also the season of festivals in Nepal. You may get to experience at least one of the festivals.

Guide and porter during the Manaslu Circuit trek

Trekking with a licensed Nepali guide is compulsory during the Manaslu Circuit trek. We have a huge network of guides and porters throughout the Himalayas in Nepal. You will trek with one of the finest mountain leaders by joining our Manaslu Circuit trek.

Our guides are kind, trained, experienced, and friendly. They will speak many languages along with English. You will have no barriers in communication and therefore, have a memorable journey. Your guide will ensure your safety and comfort during the trek.

Likewise, we also provide porters who will help you with luggage. The duffle bag weight limit is 10 kg for each trekker. Likewise, you can pack an additional 5 kg in a daypack, which is carried by you. Do not forget to tip the guide and porter. You can tip as much as you wish.


Manaslu Circuit trek is one of the long, high-altitude trekking adventures in the Himalayas that leads to the base camp of the eighth highest mountain in the world, Mt. Manaslu. This trek is only for experienced trekkers who have strong fitness.

The Manaslu Circuit trek is strenuous. The trekking route is off the beaten and steep. Likewise, the trail has limited tourist infrastructure and sees many steep ascends and descends. It is a very difficult trek in Nepal.

The Manaslu Circuit trek takes 13 to 22 days to complete. A short Manaslu Circuit trek itinerary is only ideal for fit and young individuals who can handle the long, strenuous walks and high altitude. You can customize the Manaslu Circuit trek itinerary with us.

The Manaslu Circuit trek starts at USD 999 and goes up to USD 1,800 per person. The package cost varies because of differences in the itinerary and services. If you are a group of 6 or more trekkers, you may get a discount per head. For more information, contact us.

Yes, the Manaslu Circuit trek is safe because you will trek with a professional and experienced mountain guide. Our guides are trained for remote survival and first aid. They are confident, knowledgeable, and friendly individuals.

The Manaslu Circuit trek and the Annapurna Circuit trek both are strenuous treks. The Manaslu Circuit trek is offbeat from the start of the journey, whereas the Annapurna Circuit trail gets offbeat as it progresses. Both are tough treks in their own way.

The Manaslu Circuit trek covers approximately 177 kilometers (110 miles). As per your itinerary, this number may differ. Following our Manaslu Circuit trek itinerary, you will cover around 184 kilometers (114 miles).

Manaslu region is popular for its not over-commercialized trek routes and isolation from the rest of the Himalayan trails. It is also a restricted area with a Tibetan border, a fragile ecosystem, and a rich Tibetan Buddhist cultural heritage.

Yes, you will need a guide for the Manaslu Circuit trek. Trekking without a guide is not allowed in the Manaslu region. It is illegal.

Yes, Manaslu is a restricted area in Nepal. The restriction is to maintain border security with Tibet, and preserve the environment, flora, fauna, and the locals

No, beginners cannot do the Manaslu Circuit trek because of the high physical demands of this trek. If you are joining this trek as a beginner trekker, then make sure you have strong stamina, endurance, and a long walking habit.

The Manaslu Circuit trek starts from Soti Khola or Marchha Khola. It takes 6 to 8 hours of drive from Kathmandu to reach the starting point of the Manaslu Circuit trek.

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