20 days
Trip Level
Group Size
5300 m

Manaslu Circuit Trek is a strenuous trek and combines the mind-boggling views of the snow-capped peaks such as Manaslu, Himchuli, Ganesh Himal and Kang guru. The Manaslu is the 8th highest peak on earth and is surrounding by the beautiful Manaslu Conservation Area. The presence of rocky paths and glaciers make it a fatal yet an equally adventurous trek. So, proper acclimatization is mandatory for Manaslu circuit trek. A tea houses trek is being popular among the travelers and accompanied by the warm hospitality of the locals of the regions. But, with the time, tourism has flourished along this circuit, and the Manaslu circuit trek no longer requires any camping.

Most other treks, Manaslu Circuit Trek also follows the Budi Gandaki Valley all the way to start from Arughat. It passes through some charming villages, subtropical toward arid high Himalayan alpine pastures so on. The Larkya La (5218 meters) is separating the both Annapurna and Manaslu region. The trail goes through the Larkya glacier, but the views of the mountain as mentioned above are extraordinary. Indeed, the trek out to the gorgeous meadows and exit to the well-known Annapurna Circuit Trek at Dharapani.

The Manaslu Trek Itinerary possess complete information together with іt’ѕ significant attractions. Besides, various viewpoints, monasteries, gompas are the main attractions of the Manaslu circuit trek. So, it makes Manaslu circuit trek is one of the unforgettable treks of Nepal. The whole region mostly has Buddhist influence and is beautifully adorned with prayer flags. However, Hindus also reside in these areas in perfect harmony with the Buddhist populations. The trek can be completed with no trouble and full contentment besides the help of proper acclimatization and know how’s of the area.

Manaslu Circuit Trek: Highlights

Trekking around Manaslu (the world’s 8th highest mountain) and its Base Camp
A side trip to Pungent Gumpa, Manaslu Base Camp or Birendra Lake from Sama Gaon

Spectacular scenery, really admirable but a lifetime experience
Walking through the subtropical to  arid high Himalayan alpine pastures


Manaslu circuit short itinerary

Kathmandu – Arughat – Labubensi – Khorla Bensi – Jagat – Deng – Namrung – Samagaon – Samdo – Dharamsala – Larkya Pass – Bhimthang – Tilije – Tal – Bahun Danda – Bensishahar – Kathmandu.


Day 1: Arrival day (1,300 m)

Upon arrival at Kathmandu, you will greet and welcome by our agency’s representative in front of Arrival gate with Display board of Himalayan Exploration Treks then transfer to your Hotel.

Day 2: Free day and trek preparation.

During the free day in Kathmandu, you may have a chance to visit heritage site of Kathmandu valley, followed by pre-trip departure meeting regarding upcoming trekking peak climbing where you meet trek guide and other team members. They will brief you about the team formation, equipment and nature of peak climbing and others necessary information

Day 3: Kathmandu – Arughat (710 m) 8h00 drive.

The day of the departure to the Arughat is by local bus. A regarding drive through the countryside of Nepal will enjoy mountain scenery, forests, beautiful landscapes, and villages and get Arughat in the late afternoon.

Day 4: Arughat – Labubensi (900 m): 6h00 walk.

The First day of the trek, walking through the new construction rough road to Sotikhola. Then we cross a bridge trek through the forests along the Budi Gandaki River passing by several villages, rice fields, and waterfalls and get Labu Bensi.

Day 5: Labubensi – Khorla Bensi (970 m) 6h00 walk.

After the breakfast in the morning we head to Khorla Bensi passing by rocky trail, descend to Budi Gandaki river bank, walk along the sand then climb aside and down to cross a suspension bridge to reach Machhakhola and some up and down get Khorla Bbensi.

Day 6: Khorla Bensi – Jagat (1400 m)

The trail goes to along the Budi Gandaki River Bank few more ascends and descends come to a small Hot spring in Tatopani. After crossing a suspension bridge take over another ridge and get Dovan and Yaru Phant. We cross a suspension bridge of Yaru Khola then climb up the well-managed stone stairs. Finally, we get Jagat in the lap of the river.

Day 7: Jagat – Deng (1,804 m): 6h00 walk.

After checking the entry permit, the trail goes to Deng traversing several villages, settlements, waterfalls and crossing suspension bridges along the trail.

Day 8: Deng – Namrung (2630 m) 6h00 walk.

As usual as other days, we head to Namrung. After a short walk crosses a suspension bridge in Deng crossing over small settlements Rana and Bihi and pleasant walk to Ghap. We further cross Budi Gandaki River several times it comes across many monasteries on the trail. Finally, cross over a bridge a fine walk to climb up to get Namrung.

Day 9: Namrung – Samagaon (3530 m) 6h00 walk.

Early morning, after the breakfast, we left the Namrung, an impressive viewpoint for Ganesh Himal and Siringi Himal in Nupra valley. The trail leads to Samagaon passing by several Tibetan villages with their pristine culture and peoples, Chhortens, monasteries as well as massif views of Manaslu en route.

Day 10: Samagaon – Acclimatization day!

Samagoan is an ancient Tibetan village, where we spend a day for rest and acclimatization. The village is enriched in culture and typical settlements. This is considered first base camp for Manaslu expedition. This day you allow exploring Birendra Lake, Pungen monastery, and village.

Day 11: Samagaon – Samdo (3860 m): 4h00 walk.

Today, we walk along the Budi Gandaki River in Tibetan Plateau passing by several mani walls en route. Finally, we get Samdo.

Day 12: Rest Day in Samdo.

Rest day in Samdo set up you proper acclimatization. The day allows you to discover desert valley in Tibet border and hiking opportunities above the village.

Day 13: Samdo – Dharamsala (4460 m) 4h00 walk.

Exploring the wilderness of Tibet border, we continue to walk to Larkya Base Camp and known as Dharamshala also. Today is a short day trek to Dharmashala enough time for acclimatization. There is the stone made the house not a lodge but kind of shelter called Dharmashala.

Day 14: Dharamsala – Bhimthang (3800 m) 8h00 walk.

A short climb after we enter to a valley on the north side of Larkya Glacier. Horizontally, walk along the alpine valley leads Larkya – La at 5,218 m reward pristine mountain scenery of Annapurna and Ganesh Himal range, then long descend to Bhimthang.

Day 15: Bimthang – Tilije (2300 m) 6h00 walk.

As usual as other days, we start our trek in the early morning. Once, enjoy with great views of Mt. Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, and Himlung Himal. We descend towards Tilje passing through the high pasture, rivers, and rhododendron forests. Finally get in Tilije.

Day 16: Tilije – Tal (1700 m) 6h00 walk.

After exploring the upper Manang villages that lead you to join to Annapurna Circuit Treks part at Dharapani passing by beautiful villages, stones paved trail, mani walls and Chhortens then take a trail along Marsyangdi River to Taal.

Day 17: Taal – Bahun Danda (1340 m) 6h00 walk.

After crossing a suspension bridge come across Chamje. And the trail goes along the Marsyandi River valley which opens beautiful landscapes, villages and dense forest of pines to Shyange. Then once across a suspension bridge over Marsyangdi river then take a trail in the Marijuana field at Ghermu Phant continues to walk through the small villages, waterfalls, steep climb vertical rock-face getting Bahun-Danda.

Day 18: Bahun-Danda – Bensishahar (900 m) 6h00 walk.

The last day of the walk that leads Bensi Shahar passing by the small village of Ngadi in Marsyangdi Valley get to Bulbule and walk along the road to Beshishahar.

Day 19: Bensi Shahar – Kathmandu (1350 m) 6h00 drive

This is picturesque drive passing through the several villages, rice fields, vegetation, the river as well as beautiful mountains and gets in Kathmandu in afternoon.

Day 20: Final Departure

A representative from Himalayan Exploration Treks will escort you to the airport approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight.


DEPARTURE/RETURN  Kathmandu International Airport.
DEPARTURE Please report at least 3 hours before the flight.
Hotel/Airport transfer
Accommodations in Kathmandu with breakfast
All accommodations and all meals during the treks
All necessary documentation and permits
All ground transportation (as per mention in itinerary)
Professional guide and porters
A First Aid Kits
Applicable Government Taxes
International Airfare
Nepal Visa fee (advice to take accurate amount)
Meals in Kathmandu (except breakfast)
Personal Expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters
Travel Insurance
Gratuity for Guide and Porter

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Manaslu Circuit Trek
Manaslu Circuit Trek
Manaslu Circuit Trek Itinerary
The porter en route Manaslu

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