Manaslu circuit trek

Trip introduction

Trek Name: Manaslu Circuit Trek
Best Saison: Spring (March-June) Autumn (Sept-November)
Transportation: by Tourist Bus / Private Vehicles
Accomodation: Tea House
Grade: Fairly Strenuous
Trekking Style: Tea House
Highest Point: 5215m.
Culture: mixed
Duration: 17 days
Group size: Min. 2 bis Max. 12 persons


Recommended Equipment

The following are what we advise you obtain in the way of equipment and gear before trekking in Nepal, and are meant to keep you mobile and comfortable in a range of expected weather conditions. Trekking gear can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu at cheaper prices, remember Nepal is the home of Mount Everest, there is plenty of choice and our staff can assist you with the necessary arrangements. Except for your day pack, all luggage will be carried by porters. There is an allowance of 33lbs/15kg per person. Additional personal items not needed for the trekking portion of the trip can be checked in the hotelís storage room for no extra cost.


  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Head torch


Upper Body

  • Cotton T-shirts or Thermals
  • Fleece jacket
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Down jacket


Lower Body

  • Lightweight cotton pants (long)
  • Waterproof Pants



  • Thin inner socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Comfortable Hiking boots



  • Gloves



  • Sleeping bag rated to – 20°C
  • Trekking bags/duffel bag
  • Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag)
  • Trekking poles (optional, recommended)
  • Water bottle or camel bag
  • Toiletries

Day 01 – Kathmandu: Arrival Day
Nepal welcomes you, and we do as well! We’ll be waiting at Tribhuvan International Airport to pick you up and bring you to your hotel. Enjoy your first glimpses of the Nepalese capital, a city rich in history, culture, and loveliness.

Day 02 – Kathmandu: Sightseeing Day
We’ll meet up today bright and early after breakfast for a full morning of sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley. The capital and surrounding geographical area contain more UNESCO World Heritage Sites than anywhere else on Earth, and we’ll be visiting some of the highlights. Bring your camera as we tour Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath (the ‘monkey temple’), and Durbar Square. Afternoon and early evening bring a final briefing and preparations for trekking.

Day 03 – Kathmandu to Arughat
Your trekking guide will meet you at 7:00 am to ensure you catch the bus to Arughat, from where our trek begins. It’s an eight hour drive overland, half of which is over bumpy dirt roads! The pavement ends after DhadingBensi, opening up to the wilderness we’ll soon be hiking!

Day 04 – Arughat to Soti Khola
We’ll walk easily today, logging six hours along the Budhi Gandaki River trekking towards its wellspring. En route to the Arkhat River, we’ll pass the villages of Morder and Simre, and then ascend gradually in the direction of Kyoto Panibefore stopping at SotiKhola. The river is clean and pure, affording the ideal spot for a refreshing bath!

Day 05 – Soti Khola to Machha Khola
It’s a journey between rivers today as we depart the Soti River and climb towards Almara. A wending forest trail alive with colorful blooms brings us to Riden Gaon, and the valley of Lambesi. Here, we’ll follow the riverbed of the Budhi Gandaki before arriving alongside the Machha River where we will spend the night. – five or six hours of total trekking.

Day 06 – Machha Khola to Jagat
We’ll cross the Machha Khola as we leave camp, and then the Kharola Besi. The Tatopani hot spring, which comes next, is a popular stopping point with trekkers – a soak in the springs is a deliciously reinvigorating treat! The forest trails welcome us again as we walk towards Dovan, and then some raging rapids at Budhi Gandaki. The elevation is increasing quickly, and you’ll notice the landscape changing accordingly.

Day 07 – Jagat to Ngyak
The terraced hill of Saguleri, with its view of Shringi Himal, is our first challenge as we walk upwards today. Sirish Gaon is our first landmark as Gandaki valley narrows, and we tackle the precipitous footpaths leading us to Ngyak.

Day 08 – Ngyak to Ghap
Following the Deng River will bring us this morning to a miniature village – just four houses! A newly-constructed rock tunnel helps circumvent the steep climb to Ghap, where Tibetan culture is seen everywhere in the chortens and abundance of mani stones around you.

Day 09 – Ghap to Lho
We’ll cross a bridge over the Budhi Gandaki this morning, and then drink in the site of a quaint, traditional village and the cultivating fields around it. We’ll make a quick stopover in Namru, and then cross the Hinan River (which originates from icemelt off the Linda Glacier). Sho is the next village, and getting there affords tremendous views of Naike, Manaslu North, and Manaslu. We’ll arrive in tiny Lho tonight, and bed down here.

Day 10 – Lho to Sama Gompa
We bid farewell to Lho by passing through a stone gate and the mani stone walls of the village. Peak 29 looms ahead! The Pungen Glacier is an outstanding side trek from here, affording outstanding views of Manaslu in its snow-capped glory! We follow the lateral moraine of the glacier for about six hours today to reach the village of Sama, and then a bit longer to get to our campsite at SamaGompa.

Day 11 – Sama Gompa to Stone Hut
Humans can adapt to the most inhospitable of climates, and that’s proven in the small village of Stone Hut. High, tiny, and remote, this village of about two hundred inhabitants is crammed into forty stone houses (as the name suggests!), living in one of the most severe permanent settlements on the planet.

Day 12 – Stone Hut: Acclimatization Day
You’ll have the chance to learn more about the people and culture of Stone Hut as we linger here for another day. The air is thin at this altitude, and a day of acclimatization is necessary to stave off altitude sickness. Rest, write, or explore the small village.

Day 13 – Stone Hut to Larkya La, Bhimphedi
We trek eight hours today on what is arguably the hardest day of our entire adventure! We climb from Stone Hut towards Cho Chanda, and then head steeply uphill towards the Larkya La, which is a snowed-over pass. The harsh conditions will be worth it for the panoramas of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Gyagi Kung, Kang Kuru and Annapurna II. Lest you think the descent will be simpler, know that it is steep and frigidly cold as well, skirting glacial moraines en route to stay at the village of Bhimphedi.

Day 14 – Bhimphedi to Tilje
Our trek is finally starting to get easier again! The road is more forgiving today, starting from a modest climb through rice paddies to the Karcha La pass. The way down is scenic as we cross rhododendron forests and groves of fig trees to attain the village of Tilje.

Day 15 – Tilje to Tal
The Marshyangdi River will be our guide for the next two days. We follow it downstream today, wending our way along a path that crosses several small villages. The village of Tal is our destination tonight, and weíll arrive after about five hours’ walk.

Day 16 – Tal to Jagat
We trek for five hours today, walking downstream of the river. The path is easy and the trekking is pleasurable – even more so given the views of Chamje village and Himalpani.

Day 17 – Jagat to Bahundanda
We kick off the day with an ascent, but it’s quite reasonable. Right afterward, the trail heads downward on just as gentle a grade to the village of Sanjee. After that, it’s uphill to GhermuPhant, and onward to stay atatBahundanda.

Day 18 – Bahundanda to Besisahar
The walking is pleasant and easy again at this point, with the trail winding downstream of the village of Naadi. We’ll follow the bank of the Marshyangdi River past the town of Bhulbhule, and then onward to Besisahar.

Day 19 – Besisahar to Kathmandu
Our entire party – trekkers, guides, porters, and staff – will hop on a bus this morning for the long, bumpy ride back to the capital. Your journey is done, and all that’s left is reflection and a bit of leisurely fun. We’ll bring you to your hotel in the city, and take our leave so you can indulge in a hot shower for the first time in a couple weeks!

Day 20 – Kathmandu: Leisure Day
There’s nothing like some rest and relaxation after a long trekking trip. You completed your journey, and now it’s time to shop, dine, and play in the city! You’ll of course want to pick up souvenirs and some small tokens of remembrance, or maybe you want to revisit some UNESCO sites – or see new ones! If you haven’t quite had your fill of mountains, booking an aerial tour of Everest is a great way to come close to Earth’s highest peak without engaging in serious climbing! In the evening, we’ll come together one last time for a quintessential Nepalese dinner at a local restaurant.

Inclusive/Exclusive of costs

Inclusive of costs

  • Airport pick up and drop
  • Sightseening in KTM valley (by car or jeep)
  • 17 days adventure, 17 days include 3 meals a day
  • 3 nights of accommodation in Kathmandu, breakfast included
  • Kathmandu to Arughat by bus
  • Besisahar to back to Kathmandu by bus
  • Accommodation while trekking
  • Manaslu circuit trek permit
  • TIMS (traveler security) Card
  • Fully-licensed, English-speaking guide
  • Porter service (if needed)
  • Local and government taxes
  • Office expenses
  • Farewell dinner

Exclusive of costs

  • Your insurance (compulsary for your safty)
  • International air fare
  • Beverages, water, beer, chocolates
  • Shower, charge for your equipements, laundry
  • Personal gears and clothing (aviable on hire)
  • Tip for guide porter
  • Incurred in emergency evacuation/road block due to any reason
  • Drinks and snacks while walking
Why book the trek with us?

Why you should book the tours with Pinnacle Trek?

  • Best price with better hospitality
  • You have a big group? We can help!
  • Local experienced guide and porters
  • Top-notch customer service
  • Depature date is guaranteed
  • We can help you to make it fits for your budget
  • We can customize the trip for your need
  • 15 years of experiences of trekking field
Cancellation Policies

Cancellation Policies

We understand things happen and plans change and will refund your deposit minus a $170 cancelation fee. Once we have booked your flight from Kathmandu to Lukla your deposit is non-refundable. If your travel dates change we can generally reschedule you at no extra charge, but please provide at least 7 days advance notice.