manaslu trek itinerary ,cost and permits for 2020

November 27, 2019 By Admin

Manaslu trekking is located in the west part of Nepal at Ghorkkha district, the border with Annapurna circuit trek or in the Annapurna mountains regions. Everyone knows is  Mt. Manaslu is above 8000m Higher mountains, (Alt .8167m  from sea level.  Manaslu circuit trekking is a very famous trekking route nowadays, most of adventure and trekking lovers like to visit it once in their lifetime. Walking around the world eight thousand meters high MT Manaslu, Mt. Ganesh Himalaya, Alt.7425m)  Himal Chuli (Alt.7893m.) including a number of belong to Himalaya peaks sceneries gives you a lifetime experience about trekking and adventure in Nepal.  Compared to the Everest region and Annapurna region this trek route is still quiet and fewer numbers of people go here, but nowadays the number of trekkers increasing year by year.

Manaslu circuit trek also introduces you to the local culture and religions of this region from the beginning of the trek from a low altitude of Alt 700m up to Larke –la pass 5130m, the beginning of this trek for 5 to 6 days you will follow the Budigandaki river until low guan, from here you will start to see the main mountains view and Buddhist culture and their religions.

Manaslu circuit trek route begins from Kathmandu to Soti Khola by driving then basically you will start walking from here, you shall trek through Machha Khola – khorlabesi- Jagat where your restricted Manaslu permit will be issued and continue Philip- Dyang – NAMRUNG  – Low gaaun- Sama gaun- sam do- Dharamsala (known as a base camp of Manaslu circuit trek then finally you will be reached on the top of Larke la pass (Alt.5130m) and then come back down to Bhim Phedi, which is another side of mt. Manaslu mountain ranges, then last day of the walk to Dharapani & it’s the meeting point with Annapurna circuit trek route and you will drive back to Kathmandu via Beshishar- Kathmandu. along the way you will cross many Gurung- Magar- Tibetan settlements and their basic daily lifestyle, including nature scenery and monastery temple and chorten many more..

Highlights of this trek are visiting and walk around old Buddhist and Hindu culture and their religions and mountains view of whole Manaslu  and Annapurna region including thousand of mountains strengthen view.

Sama gaoun (Alt. 3500m) Nature explore trek  suggest you take one day rest and explore around the beautiful sides of this valley ,sama gaund also most highlights place of this trek , you will be very close from manaslu view and base camp then Mt, Manaslu base camp a day hike, you can start early in the morning and come back to tea house  let afternoon before dinner time, or you have a another option , you can also go to Birendra lake  ,but this is bit far from sama gaoun and, you need a full day time, also you can visit around the sama villages, where you can see so many old houses and people and their lifestyle how to live in high place . Every afternoon you can enjoy with amazing sun set view of manaslu from your tea house

Larke pass Alt 5130m), from top of this view point you can see a magnificent view of mt. manaslu range and Annapurna range including 1000 peaks also reach to larke la pass, it’s not easy but once you made it definitely it is worth it, and you will feel and get a big trekking experience with us in adventure trail with our local expert team. Our main concern is safety and security during this trek so we always send and best guide and organize well accordingly your requirements.

In overall,  Manaslu trek is one of the most popular trekking routes in recent years, you will walk around popular Manaslu mountains and Annapurna mountains range including Buddhist and Hindus culture,  as well you will have lifetime experience about trekking in Nepal.  We always give our best for success your trip during you staying in Nepal and we will share our 20 years experience the same in this field.

Manaslu trekking itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel

Day 02: visit famous sites of Kathmandu swayambhunath temple and Kathmandu durbar square, and afternoon trekking preparation.

Day 03: Drive to Soti Khola via Aru ghat, 7 / 8 hours (Alt 700m.)

Day 04: Trek to machhi khola,  5 to 6 hours (Alt 1300m)

Day 05: Trek to Jagat via khorlabesi, 6 to 7 hours (alt. 1800m)

Day 06: Trek to Dyang, 7 to 8 hours Alt 1900m

Day 07: Trek to Namrung, 5 to 6 hours Alt.2900m)

Day 08: Trek to Low gaun , 3 hrs (alt. 3700m.)

Day 09: Trek to Sama gaun   , 3 hrs (Alt 3560m)

Day 10: Rest day in sama gaun (a day hike to manaslu base camp or Berendra tal.

Day 11: Trek to samdu, 3 hrs (alt.3700m)

Day 12: Trek to Dharmasala, 4 hours  (Alt.4200m)

Day 13: Trek to Bhim Phedi via Larke la pass (Alt 5130m) – (Bhim Phedi 3700m), 10 to 12 hrs total time)

Day 14: Trek back to Dharapani, 6 /7 hours  (Alt.1900m)

Day 15: drive back to Kathmandu via Beshishar, 7 to 8 hours)

Your trip ends here.

How hard is Manaslu trek?

Manaslu trekking is not very hard in this recent years, every place there is local tea house and good restaurant as well, in beginning of this trek it’s very easy for walk and you will not feel anything hard or triad or altitude below 3000m, but when you get above than 3000m then you will be slower and your busy need more relax and slow walk, but you will have plenty of time you can go slowly, our team will book tea house an advance for every day. On the high larke pass, it will be a defiantly long and hard day, but you can do it slowly. So in overall this trek is not very hard and also not so easy, you need to be well from 6 months to start your trekking date. For more information contact to nature explore trek team.

What type of food and accommodation available in Manaslu circuit trek?


About the food in Manaslu circuit trek, from 5 to 6 years it was totally camping trek but now every night you can stay in teahouse, where they provide simple basic food from tea house , Manaslu circuit is still not like Everest or Annapurna region , mostly you can eat here porridge, rice items, bread,, pizza, organic potato items, noodles, etc..  You can eat here; still you can choose from menu card what is available from their kitchen they can serve you.

In the lower part of this trek, food will be provided various types with fresh and clean vegetable from their own garden, every day when you go higher and higher than food quality will be less because of the high altitude and cold can’t grow every time so then need to store some vegetable for the season.


In Manaslu circuit trek you can sleep in a normal tea house in twin sharing basis room everyday from beginning to end of this trek, normally tea house is insulated and covered with nice cotton, every day an evening they make a fire in the dining hall but they collect little money for arranging wood and corrosion. They also provide you comfortable bad and mattes, every tea house wants you to enjoy and comfortable stay in their tea house.

Best time to go in Manaslu circuit trek

In Nepal for trekking to Himalayas here is two big trekking season (Autumn season) mid September to end of Nov, & spring season march to first week June) in this period the weather will be very clear and great view of mountains with clear sky, not very cold not windy, the temperature will be in normal here in this time it will be not effected during this moments. But if you like to do quite and peace not very crowed then you can still trek in winter December to January too, but it will be very cold and can snow in the mountain and quit in every settlement around the Manaslu circuit.

Manaslu circuit reliable cost in full package:

Manaslu circuit trek many international and local agency organize, but nature explore trek organize in reliable cost with quality service during the Manaslu trekking, what we talk with you here the same thing we delivery in mountains, also the cost depends on your choice for food and accommodation on the trek, basically cost start from 1090 up to 1300 USD per person. Included main things like food, accommodation, transportation, experienced guide and porter, all Manaslu restricted permits and other necessary documents. We also offer season and off-season cost, in big season cost will be a bit higher and in offseason, we can offer less because of fewer expenses for organizing food and accommodation on trek.

Can I go to the Manaslu circuit trek with not hire a guide?

Sorry you can not  go trekking to  manaslu circuit without hire a guide nur restricted Manaslu circuit permit  you have to prepare restricted permits for this conservation area, Manaslu trek is very remote and the border with Tibet china, from the security it’s not safe to travel there alone, also its newly open route compare to Everest and Annapurna region, Nepali gov. Always protected this restricted and you can’t go there without taking the guide. Normally guides per day wage start from $27 to 35 included his food and accommodation.

Manaslu circuit trek per day distance

Manaslu, circuit trek  (12 nights 13 days trek) total distance is  179km from starting point to ending point. Every day you will be walking 5 to 6 hours up to larke – la pass (Alt.5130m) then trek back to Kathmandu slowly – slowly in few days, also you will jump Apromax 3 to 4 hundred meters day up to larke –la pass 5130m this viewpoint or top is your high altitude of this trek, then you will slowly trek down to Annapurna region mountains, and continue trek to Kathmandu or you can continue your trek to Annapurna circuit from Dharapani .


Manaslu trekking necessary equipment list.

  • Proper ear cover beni and headscarf for cover dost and cold in the mountain
  • Pairs of shoes
  • 3 pairs of warm woolen of socks
  • pair of windproof gloves
  • Pair of  long t-shirt
  • Pair of short t-shirt
  • Pair of long trouser for trekking
  • One half pant
  • One water and windproof jackets
  • Water & windproof pants.
  • One warm big down jackets
  • -20 sleeping bag and the inner line
  • Inner thermal set
  • 3 to 4 pace underway
  • Mini towel
  • 30 to 35 letter day pack (only charring for your importation goods)
  • We provide a duffle bag for carrying your goods for the trek.
  • Sun crime
  • Sunglass
  • Your personal medicine if you using type of medicine (for normal issues we provide you first aid kind with your guide)
  • All the toiletry goods (But toilet paper you can buy everywhere on trek)

If you confuse then contact our team always we are here for your trip make successfully always.