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Manaslu Trek 16 Days, Adventure

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  • 2 Days Drive
  • 11 Days Trekking
Best Season
  • Mar-May
  • Sep-Nov
  • 15 Breakfast
  • 13 Lunch
  • 12 Dinner
  • 3 Nights at Hotel
  • 12 Nights Lodge



USD 1100 999

Per person

We Offer Group discount

No of PAX Price / PP
More than 10 899
5-9 949
2-4 999


13 days Manaslu trek (without arrival, permit preparation day and departure) is an amazing compilation of moderate trekking in the Himalayas bound with the breathtaking sceneries, rich culture, and magical mountain views. Highlighted by the mighty 8th highest or killer mountain Mt. Manaslu (8163 m), the overall trekking section is a magical gift of nature. Himalayas view, Highest Larkya la pass 5106m, interesting Tibetan-style Buddhist villages, Sotikhola, Machhakhola, Jagat, Philim, Namrung, Lho, Samagaon, Samdo and Tilche , protected wildlife, rhododendrons and wild flowers, raging rivers, precarious bridges.

Trip Highlights

  • Manaslu, (peak 29), Himlung Himal, Kang guru, Annapurna II, Ganesh Himal and others.
  • The highest point of this trek, Larkya La pass (5106m)
  • Tibetan-style Buddhist villages, protected wildlife, and wildflowers,
  • Raging Budhi Gandaki Rivers, precarious bridges.
  • Sotikhola, Machhakhola, Jagat, Philip, Namrung, Lho, Samagaon, Samdo and Tilche Villages etc.

Manaslu Trek

13 Days Manaslu trek is a pristine trekking adventure in central Himalayas of Nepal. Heading deep in the majestic transition of subtropical to alpine vegetation, every stop is an opportunity to praise nature around you. Through the rocky terrain and the patches of rhododendron forests, you will discover life in magical places. Sing along the Himalayan birds and ride the fresh breeze beside the Budi Gandaki in Manaslu. The mountain of the spirit as translated in Sanskrit, the joy of reaching in the base of it is unexplainable. Halting briefly in the majestic Monasteries in the path, you will discover Tibetan inspired art and Lifestyle here. The passes you will cross in this trek are mostly moderately challenging and beautiful sight of the landscapes and Himalayas always waits for you on the other side of it. Crossing multiple villages and settlements, you can have a close look at the Gurung, Tsum, and Bhutia people living in these areas. The trek goes from the plains of Soti Khola and ultimately to the Larkya La at 5106 meters, from where  a spectacular trek with views of Mt. Manaslu (8163 m), NgadiChuli (7879m.) or (peak 29), Himlung Himal (7126m.), Cheo Himal (6820m.), Gyaji Kung (7030m.), Kang guru (6981m.) and the Annapurna II (7937m.),Ganesh Himal Range. So, you can witness a beautiful shift in the landscape, climate, and lifestyle in your journey here.

13 Days Manaslu trek is one of the best trekking trails one can take to transit into the much harder and longer treks around the world. The trail is perfect for amateurs looking to take their adventure to another level. This trek is recently growing popularity as a substitute or more challenging version of Annapurna Round trek. You will stop in some of the commercially prominent villages of these areas and get a view of the everyday life of the locals. The promising landscape view and the mesmerizing sound of nature in Manaslu wash away the exhaustion of trek. The trek of Manaslu circuit is best all over the year excluding extreme winter and monsoon seasons. Manaslu trek is the best trekking destination in the Himalayas and one providing the opportunity to live the life of a traveler. So, buckle up and dust your gears for your extraordinary trekking of the Manaslu circuit.

Manaslu is a control area; you need a Manaslu restricted area permit, Annapurna and Manaslu conservation area permit with minimum 2 people. Government license holder trekking guide lead this trek and register company issue the permit.

The trek starts in Arughat or Arkhet or Sotikhola and ends in Dharapani, Chyamche or Besishahar which is also the starting point for the Annapurna Circuit Trek. The trek can be made longer or shorter depending on the length of your walking days and starting point. You can combine the Manaslu Circuit with the Tsum Valley, a beautiful, isolated valley where century-old Tibetan traditions prevail or Annapurna Round Trek which is one of the most popular treks in Annapurna region.


Short Itinerary

Day 01: Arriving in Kathmandu (1350m).

Day 02: Manaslu Restricted Permit preparation day

Day 03: Drive to Soti Khola

Day 04-08: Trekking

Day 09: Acclimatization day

Day 10-11: Trekking

Day 12: The highest point Larkya La Pass (5106m) day

Day 13: Trekking

Day 14: 2 Hours Trekking and drive back to Besishahar from Dharapani

Day 15: Drive to Kathmandu

Day 16: Departure from Kathmandu (1350m).

Travel Map Manaslu Trek Map Altitude Chart

Daily Itinerary

Whats Included?

  • Pick-up and drop-off service at Trivuwan International Airport in Kathmandu by private Car/Van/Bus depending on group size.
  • 3 Nights Standard Hotel in Kathmandu on BB Plan.
  • Kathmandu-Soti Khola and Besishahar -Kathmandu by Bus .
  • Dharapani - Besishahar by public Jeep.
  • All the Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) and accommodation during the trek.
  • One experienced and qualified English speaking guide and trekkers 2: 1 porter.
  • Manaslu restricted trekking permit fee.
  • Manaslu / Annapurna Conservation area (MCAP) and (ACAP) permit fee.
  • First Aids Kit.
  • Local seasonal fresh fruit like apple and Pomegranates etc.
  • Duffel Bag.
  • Fingertip Pulse Oximeter, we use every day to check your oxygen level and pulse in your body to minimize high risk.
  • Himalaya Trip T-short.
  • Farewell Dinner in Nepali Authentic Restaurant in Kathmandu.

13% government VAT and Official charge.

Whats not Included?

  • International airfare and visa fee (15 days for USD$25 and 30 days for USD$40).
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • All the drinks such as: tea, coffee, coke, beer, mineral water etc.
  • Your Trekking Gears and Personal shopping.
  • Hot Shower, Battery charge, Boiled water, WIFI etc.
  • Your travel insurance which should include emergency rescue.
  • Tips for the staffs.

Trip Reviews

5 - Excellent Based on 2 Review

Manaslu Circuit Trek

The whole Manaslu trek was a Wonderful experience! We enjoyed it thoroughly. Our guide Om an our porter Ram were just pefect in assisting, organizing and telling us everything we wanted to know. The weather at the beginning of October was also perfect. Not to forget Harka, who organized everything very well from Kathmandu. I can highly recomend Nepal hidden treks and expeditions! Rainer Goetzelman

, October 26, 2018

Manaslu circuit trek and Tsum valley

Harka provided us a confident and great guide for the Manaslu circuit trek and Tsum valley. We were 23 days in the mountains which was amazing. our guide was very reliable and helped with the meals and homestay accommodation. We also found him fun and a good companion for the journey. Overall we highly recommend Manaslu circuit and Nepal Hidden Treks.

U.K, August 23, 2016
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Essential Infos

When Is The Best Time To Do This Trek?

We organize this trek every day in whole year. But if you are planning to do this trek at the best time. We recommend you following time.

  • Winter (December – February): This is coldest time of the year. It will be difficult to trek because of there will be heavy snow. There is high chance to closed the trek during this time.
  • Spring (March – May): This is best time to trek on Manaslu trek. You will have wonderful weather with warm temperature. You will also have chances to see the Rhododendron flowers.
  • Summer (June – August): This is monsoon in Nepal. There is chances of raining every day and it will be cloudy and risk of landslide. The rain poncho or rain jacket is needed.
  • Autumn (September – November): This is another best time to do this trek. After the raining season. It will be fresh and clear weather will be appear. It will be warm temperature.

What Kind Of Foods Do We Expect During The Trek ?

The Lodges have Menu; you will have your own choice. The foods are hygienic. But it is not like cities foods. Non-veg food are not recommend. It is not fresh and hygienic .

  • Breakfast: Simple Breakfast (Eggs any item has-brown potato, toast or Tibetan Bread, Pancake, Muesli, Oat Porridge etc.)
  • Lunch: Nepali Thali (Plain Rice, Lentil soup, Potato Curry, Green Vegetable, Papadam,Tomato Hot spicy, Chicken curry optional), Macorani , Spaghetti, Potato item, Mo.Mo or dumpling, Pizza, Friend Rice, Fried Noodles, French fries etc.
  • Dinner: Nepali Thali (Plain Rice, Lentil soup, Potato Curry, Green Vegetable, Papadam,Tomato Hot spicy or pickle, Chicken curry optional), Macorani , Spaghetti, Potato item, Mo.Mo or dumpling, Pizza, Friend Rice, Fried Noodles, French fries etc.
  • Dessert: Fresh Fruit (Apple, orange, pomegranates, Banana with any seasonal fruit) serve as sweet dessert.

Note: All the drinks soft, hot, hard drinks are not included.

Packing List

  • Trekking boots (If new boots are purchased, “break them in” to avoid blisters) and spare laces
  • Hat (Warm),scarf and gloves
  • Trousers (Warm trousers are useful higher up in the mountains in the morning and at night.
  • Running shoes, sandals or thongs (To wear in the camp at night or when your boots are wet).
  • Shorts and trousers
  • Wool-blend socks, liner socks and under wear(three pairs)
  • Thermal underwear
  • Sunhat
  • Fleece jacket
  • T-shirts (two or three) and long sleeved shirt with collar (long sleeved – shirt is particularly suitable for avoiding sun burn.)
  • Laundry soap powder or bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Sunscreen (SPF 20+) and lip guard
  • Sunglasses
  • Pocket knife
  • Iodine ,water-purification tablets or filter
  • Insect repellent ( for lower elevation)
  • Stuff sacks
  • Earplugs
  • Back pack
  • Sleeping back and silk liner
  • Water bottle
  • Torch (flashlight),spare batteries and bulbs
  • Duffle bag
  • Crampon
  • Down jacket
  • Camera ,memory card and battery charger( spare batteries)
  • Books and magazines
  • Trekking poles
  • Quick- drying camp towel
  • Day pack (This is a small rucksack to carry personal requirements for the day e.g. toilet items, cameras, towel, soap, chocolate bar etc.)
  • 2-4 large plastic bags: to separate clean clothes from dirty ones
  • Personal medical supplies

Visa information

You will get on arrival Visa in Kathmandu International Airport . If you fill up this form Department of Immigration Nepal and bring it with you from there. It will be much faster and avoid the long queue.

Visa Fee required to obtain Tourist Visa from Nepalese diplomatic agencies and entry points:

  • US $ 30 or equivalent foreign currency for Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 15 days.
  • US $ 50 or equivalent foreign currency for Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days.
  • US $ 125 or equivalent foreign currency for Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 100 days.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have extra time in Kathmandu, you have different kind of activities which can be done around Kathmandu. They are; 1. Nagarkot Sunrise tour with 3-4 Hour hike to Changunarayan Temple or 5-6 hours hike to Dhulikhel. 2. Everest experience flight by plane or Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour 3. Kathmandu World heritage tour 4. 2 nights / 3 days Chitwan Jungle Safari tour 5. Bunjy Jump 6. Trishuli or Bhote Koshi river rafting

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