Manaslu Circuit Trek

Many would argue that the Manaslu Circuit trail is the best general trek in the country, with colorful cultures and dramatic valleys set against a backdrop of classic Himalayan peaks, says Robin Boustead, author of the Great Himalaya Trail. 

While the Everest and Annapurna Treks are the attention grabbers as the most active and popular trekking trails, Manaslu gives you more opportunity to immerse yourself in the ‘Quieter, Unexplored, and Unexploited Territories’ of Northern Nepal. Travel the secluded trails around the Manaslu Conservation Area, hosting out of this world enigmas, wonder-filled quests, rustic tea lodges, and all-embracing vistas of the 8th Highest mountain of the world.

This trek is definitely suited for strong-willed backpackers! Beginning at the endearing settlement of Soti Khola, which offers a combination of rural lifestyle and traditional villages spanning across water-filled rice fields on the gushing Budhi Gandaki River banks, the trek introduces adventurers to rugged pathways across long, steep gorges with several suspension bridges leading to lively subtropical forests, steeply sloped mountainous tracks, and snow-clad Himalayan hills that reach the venturesome Larkya Pass. 

Do you have what it takes to venture the Manaslu Circuit Trek?!

Trip Highlights

    • Forget on-screen adventures, and experience one for yourself! Engage in an enthralling experience of mountaineering the absolute wilderness in the raw company of jaw-dropping natural flora and fauna, gushing rivers, primeval forests, and snow-clad mountains in the foreground.

    • Get a step closer to gaze upon Manaslu (8,156m), Annapurna II (7,937m), Himlung Himal (7,140m), Gyaji Kang (7,038m), and Kang Guru (6,981m) as they partner you on the Manaslu Circuit Trek.

    • Easily accessible location from Kathmandu with no waiting for domestic flights. You'll pass through countless ethnic villages where you can stop by, have tea, and chit-chat with friendly locals to know more about the place. The language won't be an issue as most people speak English, and you'll be surprised when you hear other tourist’s experiences, and stories of gallant heroism of Sherpas on these mountains.

    • With four distinct seasons, this trek has something for everyone. For instance, March to May and October to November are popular times of the year. But since each season has its own charm and excitement, you'll never be disappointed with the off-season. In fact, you can enjoy more as there are fewer people on the trek and you never have to wait at the lodges to get your hot meals served.

    • Experience distinctive vistas of the Himalayan ecosystem. Traverse through terraced rice paddies, navigate through thick forest with surprisingly blooming rhododendrons, and ascend to alpinist lakes with awe inspiring views of the Annapurna range. 

    • If you’re lucky, you may stumble across some rare and endangered musk deers or snow leopards. Don't worry; they'll greet you with quick eye contact and run away. Most of your way will be captivated with sweet melodies of rare birds, sightings of blue sheep, langurs, and Himalayan tahr.

    If you want to get the most out of your time in Nepal, then why not extend your trip so that you can enjoy some leisure time in the lake city of Pokhara and experience some of the incredible things the second largest city in Nepal has to offer? Located 3 hours from our final trekking destination of Besi Sahar, we’d be more than happy to customise a unique travel itinerary for you. Just Contact Us!

    Some of the offerings Pokhara has waiting for you include: 

    • City Sightseeing - Visit Fewa Lake, enjoy a shopping spree, marvel at Devi's Falls, and enjoy the tranquility of the World Peace Pagoda

    • Beautiful Sunrise view from Sarangkot

    • A scenic mountain flight over the Annapurna ranges

    • Paragliding (for the more adventurous at heart!)

    • Visit a Tibetan Refugee Camp

Trip Features

  • Price :$2,595 USD per person
  • Trip Duration :15 days
  • Group Size : Min. 2 pax (for restricted area treks)
  • Accommodation : Teahouse
  • Max. Elevation : 5,106m
  • Activities : Trekking
  • Grade : Challenging
  • Group Discount :
  • $2,195 USD per person for groups of 4-8 pax
  • $1,995 USD per person for groups of 9+ pax
  • Single Supplement :
  • $205 USD per person (in groups of 2+ See our Travel Guide for more information)

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