Manaslu Circuit Trek

16 Days

Manaslu Circuit Trek is a picturesque and undoubtedly off-beaten journey in Nepal. It is probably the most underrated trekking route and one of the most popular restricted Treks in the Manaslu Region of Nepal. The 16 Days Manaslu Trek is an enthralling destination after Everest, Annapurna, and Langtang.

Interestingly, this is among a few trekking regions where single solo trekkers are allowed as should be two people in a group. Trekking must be headed by the Nepal Government licensed trekking guide with a special permit and ACAP permit too. Mount Manaslu (8163m) is the world’s 8th tallest peak and it’s a major attraction of the Manaslu region.

This Manaslu Circuit Trek journey will allow you to explore mesmerizing natural terrains. Traveling through the virgin landscapes is something that you will cherish for a long time. The Manaslu Circuit Trek difficulty is generally considered moderately challenging.

The total distance of the Manaslu Circuit is 177 kilometers (110 miles). The distance can, however, differ from itinerary to itinerary. Some trekking companies like to start in Arughat Bazar where others only start at Soti Khola.

  • The majestic views of snow-capped mountains, including Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Larke peak, etc., from Larke la pass.
  • Experiencing the unique culture, heritage, and lifestyle of the Himalayan people
  • Magical views of Himalayan mountains, green forests, serene rivers, and other landscapes
  • Observing snow-capped mountains of the region, including Himlung Himal, Manaslu, Annapurna, Kang Guru, Cheo Himal, and others
  • Crossing Larkya La Pass, which is the highest point along the trail
  • Passing through dense forests and exploring rich and endangered flora and fauna of region including Himalayan Tahr, snow leopard, and others
  • Incredible hospitality of local people


Cost Includes:

  • Airport picks up and drops off by private vehicle
  • One government registered local friendly trekking guide.
  • Manaslu Conservation entry permit (MCAP)
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP)
  • One sharing porter between two trekkers to carry your main pack (weight limit 20 kg).
  • All overnight Tea house Accommodation during the trek as per itinerary
  • 3-Night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (Twin Sharing) including breakfast
  • Full board meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) whilst trek
  • Food, accommodation, salary of the guide and porters.
  • One complimentary Manaslu Trekking Map
  • All necessary Manaslu Trekking Permits.
  • Insurance and trekking gear for guide and porters.
  • Office service charge, government tax and vat etc.

Cost Excludes:

  • International flights to and from Nepal
  • Nepal Entry Visa fees.
  • Entry fees or donations, museums, monasteries while on trekking, etc
  • Emergency evacuation.
  • Extra night hotel and food in Kathmandu in case of early return from the mountain than a scheduled plan.
  • Alternative transportation in case of heavy rain, landslide, strike, road blockade, etc.
  • Meals other than those listed in inclusions (Hot and cold, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks)
  • Laundry, towels, hot showers, internet access, recharging of batteries and other items of a personal nature.
  • Tips for guides and porters
How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

How long do we walk every day when doing Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Annapurna Base Camp?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Is it necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during off season.

It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

How much do guides and porters cost?

For Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

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Manaslu Circuit Trek
11% Off
From $ 1850 $ 1650
/ Adult
  • 15 Nights | 16 Days
  • Nepal Trekking, Manaslu Area, Nepal
  • Larkya La Pass (5,106m / 16,751ft)
  • 6 to 7 hrs
  • Tea House / Hotel
  • March - May | Sept - Dec
  • Private Transportation