Manaslu Circuit Trek

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Trip Fact:
  • Duration 12 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • DestinationNepal
  • Max Altitude5106m/16808 ft
  • AccommodationHotels in Kathmandu and Guest houses/lodges during trekking
  • MealsBreakfast in Kathmandu and All meals during the trekking
  • Trip Start/EndArughat/Besisahar
  • Group Size2-25 pax
  • Best SeasonMarch, April, May, September, October and November are the best months.

Set off on the Manaslu Circuit Trek, with your journey unfolding in the culturally rich city of Kathmandu. This excursion is a long and amazing odyssey across some of the most stunning scenery in the Himalayas. Known for its pristine beauty and challenging routes, the Manaslu Circuit is a pilgrimage for trekkers, offering a blend of adventure, culture, and natural wonder.

Preparation is crucial for this adventure. Hiking is an excellent way to get your body ready for the trek. Make sure to check all necessary gear and items before starting your journey. Your trek will be an adventure, filled with varied experiences.

Walk the paths to the stunning Larkya La, ascend to 5106m from sea level, and if interested, opt for an overnight camping trip at Dharmashalaa.  This trek offers another chance to dive into various cultures and experience the pristine wilderness of the mountains. As you journey through the Manaslu Conservation Area, you will encounter diverse cultures and witness new places at every step.

The ramble offers an opportunity to experience nature in its most unspoiled form. The path, devoid of sidewalks, demands careful navigation, especially when encountering donkeys.The cost of the trip varies depending on the add-ons you choose. Whether you board on this trek privately or join a group, it promises to be a memorable experience.

After completing the Manaslu Circuit Trek, you will return to Kathmandu, carrying with you the epic experience of crossing the Larke Pass and the memories of the beautiful Manaslu region. This stroll is an escape from the bustling city life, offering tranquility in the serene mountains. It's a dream for many trekkers and a top destination for nature enthusiasts.

The 12 Day Manaslu Circuit Trek Highlights

  • The trek is led by experienced Sherpa leaders, adding depth to your journey.
  • The climb to Larkya LaPass (5,106m) is a true mountaineer's challenge.
  • Witness the vast ice fields and snowy mountains from Larkya LaPass.
  • Spend amazing moments in Samagaon and experience different cultures.
  • Every step on the trek reveals new places and offers chances for nature footwalks.

Expectations on this Trek to Manaslu Circuit

The Trek to Manaslu Circuit is a beautiful journey in Nepal's mountains. It shows you the wonderful Mount Manaslu, lots of plants and animals, and the special way of life of the people there.

As you walk, you'll see quiet villages, important places for Buddhists, and all kinds of nature, from green forest to high mountain paths. This aisle is quieter than other famous treks in Nepal, so it feels more peaceful and special.

It's really important for trekkers to get ready for this trip. The walk can be tough, the weather might change quickly, and you need to get used to the high mountains. This trek is about discovering how people and nature coexist harmoniously in a beautiful region of the world.

Who Should Consider the Manaslu Circuit Trek?

The Manaslu Circuit Trek is a wonderful choice for those who enjoy outdoor adventures and have some trekking experience. If you love discovering new places and are in good health, this trek is for you. It's perfect for people who enjoy being in nature and are looking for a trek that's a bit more off the beaten path.

This trudge is a great opportunity for anyone interested in learning about different cultures. You'll get to see the way people live in the Himalayan region and experience their traditions first-hand. It's also a fantastic option for photographers or anyone who loves capturing beautiful natural scenes and wildlife.

You should be ready for a bit of a challenge, as the trek involves walking for several hours each day over various landscapes. Being flexible and ready to handle unexpected situations is important, as adventures like this can be full of surprises.

This trek might not be the best fit for those who are new to trekking or who haven't exercised in a while. But if you have some experience in hiking and are looking for something a little more adventurous, the Manaslu Circuit expedition could be a perfect choice.

Essential Preparation for Your Hike to Manaslu Circuit

Prepare for your Hike to Manaslu Circuit with these essential tips to ensure a smooth and memorable journey. Begin with consistent physical activities like jogging, cycling, or swimming to build your stamina, which is crucial for the long hiking days. Focus on acquiring reliable trekking equipment, including comfortable hiking shoes, a lightweight but spacious rucksack, and weather-appropriate clothing, prioritizing comfort and functionality.

It's important to have a health check-up to confirm your fitness for high-altitude trekking. Educate yourself about the effects of altitude on your body and ways to cope with them. Gain insight into the unique cultural aspects of the Manaslu region, as understanding local traditions and etiquette will enhance your trekking experience.

Familiarize yourself with the trek route to reduce uncertainties and plan better. Lastly, embrace eco-friendly practices during your hike to contribute to the preservation of the Manaslu region's natural beauty. With these steps, you'll be well-prepared for an enjoyable and fulfilling experience on the hiking to Manaslu Circuit.

Your Essential Packing List for the Manaslu Trekking

Getting ready for the Manaslu Trekking means packing smart. Here’s a straightforward list to help you pack just what you need:

Clothes: Pack clothes that you can layer. This includes warm base layers, trekking pants and shirts, a cozy fleece, and a down jacket for cold weather. A waterproof jacket is also a must. Bring along enough socks and underwear. Shoes: A sturdy pair of trekking boots is vital. Also, pack some light shoes or sandals for relaxing in the evenings.

Bag: You'll need a durable backpack with a rain cover. If you plan on using a porter, a duffle bag is also a good idea. Sleeping Bag: Choose a lightweight sleeping bag that's made for cold temperatures. A sleeping bag liner is optional but can be useful. Hats and Gloves: Take a warm hat, a sun hat, and sunglasses for sun protection. Waterproof gloves are great for colder areas.

Personal Items: Bring your toiletries, a quick-drying towel, and any medications you need. A small first aid kit is also a good idea. Sun Protection: Don't forget to carry sunscreen and lip balm with sun protection. Water: Have a reusable water bottle and something to purify water with, like tablets or a filter.

Snacks: Energy bars, dried fruits, or nuts are great for extra energy. Tools: Pack a map, compass, or GPS for navigation. A local SIM card or satellite phone can be helpful for emergencies. Extras: Include a headlamp, trekking poles, camera, and a notebook if you like. Money and Documents: Carry some local cash and all your important papers, like permits and passport.

With this list, you'll have everything you need for the trekking in Manaslu, without carrying too much.

Ready for the Manaslu Experience?

Preparing for the Manaslu experience is about gearing up for an adventure unlike any other. This journey promises unique moments and discoveries in one of the most stunning surroundings on earth. Imagine waking up to the crisp Himalayan air and walking amidst landscapes that are postcard-perfect.

You'll steer through paths less travelled, finding peace and solitude away from the bustling crowds. Each day presents a new opportunity to witness the untouched beauty of nature and the simplicity of mountain life. This adventure is an opportunity to bond with nature, enjoy the friendliness of local people, and view the world differently. Getting ready for this trek means you're unlocking a world filled with excitement, peace, and lasting memories

Why Choose Our Team for Your Trek?

Planning your Manaslu Circuit Trekking? Here's why our local company is the perfect choice:

We Know the Area: We've been guiding treks here for over 10 years. Our team knows every path and story of the Manaslu region, making your trek both safe and interesting.

Local Sherpa Guides: Our guides are local Sherpas, experts in mountain treks. They understand the history and culture of the region, turning your journey into something much more than a simple hike.

We Love Nature: We care about the environment. Our treks are eco-friendly, which means we travel in ways that keep nature beautiful and clean.

Our Clients Love Us: Almost everyone who treks with us comes back or tells their friends about us. We think that's because we make their treks special and safe.

Safety First: We have a perfect safety record. Keeping you safe while you enjoy the mountains is our biggest goal.

Personal and Responsible: We plan treks that are fun but also respect the local people and places. We want to make sure the beauty of Manaslu is there for many more people to see.

Choose us for a trek that's safe, fun, and full of local knowledge. We're excited to show you the beauty of Manaslu

Manaslu Trek Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Machhakhola (9-10 hours)
Accommodation: Guest House/Lodges
Altitude: 930m

Day 2: Trek from Machcha Khola to Jagat (6-7 hrs)
Accommodation: Guest House/Lodges
Altitude: 1,340m

Day 3: Trek from Jagat to Deng Khola (6-7 hrs)
Accommodation: Guest House/Lodges
Altitude: 1,804m

Day 4: Trek from Deng to Namrung (6-7 hrs)
Accommodation: Guest House/Lodges
Altitude: 2,630m

Day 5: Trek from Namrung to Sama Gaon (4-5 hrs)
Accommodation: Guest House/Lodges
Altitude: 3,530m

Day 6: Acclimatization in Sama Gaon (optional hike to Manaslu Base Camp)
Accommodation: Guest House/Lodges
Altitude: 3,530m

Day 7: Trek from Sama Gaon to Samdo (4 hrs)
Accommodation: Guest House/Lodges
Altitude: 3,865m

Day 8: Acclimatization Day (optional Tibetan border excursion)
Accommodation: Guest House/Lodges
Altitude: 4,460m

Day 9: Trek from Samdo to Larkya La Phedi (3-4 hrs)
Accommodation: Guest House/Lodges
Altitude: 3,590m

Day 10: Trek to Bimthang via Larkya La Pass 5106m (7-8 hrs)
Accommodation: Guest House/Lodges
Altitude: 3,590m

Day 11: Trek from Bimthang to Dharapani (7-8 hrs)
Accommodation: Guest House/Lodges
Altitude: 1,970m

Day 12: Drive from Dharapani to Kathmandu via Besisahar
(jeep to Besisahar: 2-3 hrs, bus to Kathmandu: 6-7 hrs).
Accommodation: Hotel
Altitude: 1,400m


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We begin our journey after breakfast, driving to Machhakhola. The route, depending on our mode of transport, takes us through diverse landscapes - either via Dhading Besi and Arughat in a private jeep or through Gorkha Bazaar by local bus. Upon arrival at Machhakhola, we prepare for our upcoming adventure with an overnight stay.

  • Guest House/Lodges
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 930 m

Our second day starts at Machhakhola. We navigate narrow trails leading to Tharo Khola and Khorlabesi, trekking through rocky paths and lush jungles. We pause at Tatopani (hot spring), a natural sauna ideal for relaxation. The day's trek is filled with diverse experiences – crossing suspension bridges, navigating through local villages, and witnessing the everyday life of the locals, including children playing and people working in the fields. We conclude our day at Jagat.

  • Guest House/Lodges
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 1340 m

Our journey from Jagat begins with a climb along a rocky route to Salleri and then to Sirdibas. The walk offers a window into the local way of life, with villagers busy in their daily routines. We then voyage towards Ghatte Khola, crossing a lengthy suspension bridge to the Gurung village of Phillim. Here, amidst traditional houses and local schools, the unique culture of the area is on full display. Descending from Phillim, our route turns north, walking through maize fields to Ekle Bhatti. After lunch, our trek takes us down a steep gorge, through grassy slopes, crossing the Budhi Gandaki. The path leads through lush bamboo forests, a haven for diverse wildlife, ending our day at the tranquil Deng Village, a perfect spot to enjoy the sunset.

  • Guest House/Lodges
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 1804 m

Departing from Deng, we cross the Budhi Gandaki, ascending to Rana. Our route is a beautiful blend of natural and cultural elements. We trek west towards the Budhi Gandaki valley, surrounded by forests teeming with flora and fauna, adorned with colorful Mani Stones. Our walk leads to Ghap, passing through Prok village, where the lifestyle of the locals and the views of Siring Himal are breathtaking. The journey involves crossing the river at several points, through dense forests where we might spot wildlife. The climb to Namrung offers us an exceptional viewpoint for the sunrise, showcasing the beauty of Siring and Ganesh Himal, and Mount Himal Chuli.

  • Guest House/Lodges
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2630m

On the fifth day, our trek takes us along winding trails through the inner Himalayan range. The route offers splendid views of Mt. Manaslu, and other peaks, especially beautiful at sunrise. As we ascend, we notice a change in vegetation, with a chill setting in by the afternoon. The journey is enriched with traditional ani walls, prayer flags, and monasteries, adding a spiritual dimension to our voyage. We walk through the Tibetan village of Lihi Gaon and enjoy lunch at Lhogaon. The final stretch to Sama Gaon is a serene walk along the river, arriving at the fields of Sama Gaon for an overnight stay, where we can relax and watch the sunset.

  • Guest House/Lodges
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3530m

Today, let's take it easy and enjoy a restful day in the peaceful village of Sama Gaon, nestled at 3530 meters. It's a perfect opportunity to gently stroll through the village, admiring the local sights and soaking in the Nubri culture. You might like to visit the nearby monasteries, getting a glimpse into the spiritual practices of the region. For those feeling a bit more adventurous, there's an optional hike to the Manaslu Base Camp. Alternatively, you could visit the stunning Birendra Lake – a serene spot ideal for reflection and relaxation.

Come lunchtime, we'll enjoy local cuisine at a teahouse in the village. It's a great chance to try some regional specialties and chat with the locals. This day is all about acclimatizing comfortably while taking in the beautiful, tranquil surroundings.

  • Guest House/Lodges
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3530m

Today, we'll embark on a delightful journey from Sama Gaon to Samdo, which will take us about 3-4 hours. This leisurely walk will lead us through a blend of gentle trails and a few rocky patches, but nothing too challenging. As we move, the path will open up to breathtaking mountain vistas, making it a true paradise for nature lovers. We'll reach the charming village of Samdo around lunchtime. This village is not only a haven of rich Tibetan culture but also a perfect spot to enjoy a peaceful lunch while admiring the local way of life. Keep an eye out for the majestic yaks that often graze around here.

We'll be staying in cozy guest houses and lodges, ensuring a comfortable rest with meals provided at an altitude of 3865 meters.

  • Guest House/Lodges
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3865m

On our eighth day in Samdo, we have a restful acclimatization day. For those feeling adventurous, there's an optional day trip to the Tibet border. This journey offers a unique opportunity to witness the stunning blend of Tibetan and Nepalese cultures. With a bit of luck, you might even see a Yak caravan in the distance. The Samdo Glacier, visible to the south, is a photographer's dream, particularly its striking serac formations. Keep your cameras ready, as you might also spot some Blue Sheep, Picas, and Marmots in their natural habitat.

We'll spend another night in the guest houses and lodges here, at an altitude of 4460 meters, with all meals provided.

  • Guest House/Lodges
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 4460m

Our ninth day takes us from Samdo to Dharmasala, a journey of 4-5 hours. The trail is a mix of rocky terrain and winding paths, offering both a physical and visual adventure. Along the way, we'll pass by Larkya Bazaar. This market is a hub of activity, especially during seasonal fairs, with locals bringing goods from Tibet. This day's hike is crucial as we prepare for the upcoming ascent of the Larkya La Pass.

For those interested in a unique experience, tonight in Dharmasala, you have the option to stay in a tented camp. This is a wonderful opportunity to connect with nature and enjoy the starry night sky in a serene mountain setting. It's an adventure in itself, adding an extra layer of excitement to our trek.

Of course, for those who prefer the comfort of more traditional accommodations, we have guest houses and lodges available. Regardless of your choice, we'll ensure a restful night with breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided, all at an altitude of 4460 meters.

  • 3590m
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Guest House/Lodges

Get ready for an exciting day as we journey from Dharmasala to Bimthang via the breathtaking Larkya Pass. This 8-9 hour trek will be a bit challenging, but incredibly rewarding. We'll start early in the morning, climbing steadily to reach the impressive Larkya La Pass (5106M). It's a good idea to carry a packed lunch, as there aren't many places to set up a meal in this rugged terrain. At the summit of the pass, we'll be greeted with stunning sunrise views over Ratna Chuli, Mount Manaslu, and a panorama of snow-capped peaks. The descent brings us past icy lakes that add a fresh chill to the air. Our destination, Bimthang, sits at 3,720 meters and is a scenic valley with Mani walls and quaint abandoned houses. It's a popular stop with cozy teahouses for trekkers on the Manaslu Circuit.

  • Guest House/Lodges
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3,590m

After breakfast in the teahouses of Bimthang, our journey leads us across high pastures, then down into the Burdin Khola valley. We'll pass the west side of Manaslu and enjoy panoramic views of Manaslu and Annapurna II. The path takes us through a beautiful rhododendron forest and narrow valleys until we reach Karche, the highest cultivated land in this valley. After crossing a stream, we'll arrive in Tilje, famous for its apple orchards and local wine. Our trek ends in Dharapani, where we'll spend the night.

  • Guest House/Lodges
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 1,970m

Our return to Kathmandu begins in Dharapani. We'll take a local jeep to Besisahar, enjoying the rural scenery along the way. From Besisahar, we'll board a bus to Kathmandu. This 9-10 hour drive offers a feast for the eyes, with green hills, mountains, terraced farms, and vibrant villages along the Marshyangdi and Trishuli rivers.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 1400m

For the Manaslu Circuit Trek, we require one working day to process a special permit. We kindly advise you to allocate an additional buffer day in Kathmandu, ensuring it's not a public holiday.

Cost Details


  • All necessary airport picksup and drops ( request with your flight details)
  • 11 nights accomodation in Mountain ( guest house/lodges)
  • Meals for the entire trip ( breakfast/lunch/dinner)
  • Trekking guide for entire trip ( Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
  • Special Manaslu (Restricated area) permit
  • ACAP and MCAP permits for the trek
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All necessary equipments for the staff
  • All the government and local taxes
  • Kathmandu to Machhakhola and Besisahar to Kathmandu by bus
  • Dharapani to Besisahar drive by local sharing jeep


  • Hotel and Meals in Kathmandu
  • Necessary porter for the trip
  • Travel insurance for your trek
  • Any others expenses
Add-Ons & Options

Porter Services:  Make your journey hassle-free with our porter service. Our experienced porters are ready to assist you with your baggage. Each porter can carry up to 20-22 kg of luggage, ensuring a comfortable and convenient experience for you. Sit back, relax, and let our porters handle your belongings with care.
Porter Cost: $240 USD for the entire trip per porter.

Private Jeep: Experience the convenience of our private jeep service for your travels. Each private jeep can accommodate up to 7 passengers, making it an ideal choice for groups or families. Enjoy a comfortable and personalized journey with our experienced drivers.
Private Jeep Cost: $180 USD per jeep.

Dates & Price

Trip DatePriceAvailability 
Start DateThursdayMarch 14, 2024End DateMondayMarch 25, 2024StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $920
Start DateFridayMarch 22, 2024End DateTuesdayApril 02, 2024StatusStatusGuaranteedPricePriceUS $920
Start DateSaturdayMarch 23, 2024End DateWednesdayApril 03, 2024StatusStatusGuaranteedPricePriceUS $920
Start DateMondayMarch 25, 2024End DateFridayApril 05, 2024StatusStatusLimitedPricePriceUS $920
Start DateSundayMarch 31, 2024End DateThursdayApril 11, 2024StatusStatusGuaranteedPricePriceUS $920

Good to Know

Manaslu Trek Permits and Fees

As you get ready for your adventure on the Manaslu Trek, understanding the permit requirements and associated fees is crucial.

Types of Permits You'll Need:

  • Restricted Area Permit (RAP): Necessary for trekking through the special restricted zones.
  • Conservation Area Permits: Required for crossing conservation areas on the trek, namely ACAP and MCAP.

Costs of the Permits:

  • Restricted Area Permit:
    From September to November: USD 100 per person for the first week; USD 15 per person for each additional day.
    From December to August: USD 75 per person for the first week; USD 10 per person for each additional day.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) and Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP) Permits: Each costs NPR 3,000 or the equivalent of about USD 25.

Getting the Permits: You can get these permits in Kathmandu via licensed trekking agencies. It's a good idea to arrange them beforehand to guarantee a hassle-free beginning to your adventure.

What You Should Know:

  • The Restricted Area Permit (RAP) requires a minimum of two trekkers and a licensed guide. Solo trekkers must join a group.
  • When applying for these permits, bring several passport-sized photos and a valid ID (our office team will take care of the rest).
  • Expect to present your permits at different checkpoints along the trek (your guide will manage this).

Let us help you with all the permit arrangements, so you can focus fully on the excitement of your Manaslu Trek.

Guide and Porter for Manaslu Junket

On your Junket through the Manaslu region, our team of guides and porters is pivotal in ensuring a smooth and enriching experience. Our guides go beyond mere route finding- they are supportive companions, enriching your experience with their extensive knowledge of the trails, helping to secure comfortable accommodations and meals, and ensuring safety with their professional expertise.

They also offer fascinating insights into local culture and history. Meanwhile, our porters, from nearby communities, lighten your load by carrying your luggage, enabling you to travel more comfortably and enjoy the scenic beauty. Their work also supports the local economy. Skilled in navigating high-altitude challenges, our guides and porters are equipped to ensure your safety and well-being throughout the expedition.

They bring a personal touch to your adventure with their stories and experiences, transforming your Manaslu Junket into a narrative filled with memorable moments. By choosing our services, you acknowledge and support the indispensable role these local professionals play in creating an unforgettable expedition experience.

Choosing the Best Season for Your Trekking to Manaslu Circuit

Choosing the best season for the trekking to Manaslu Circuit is crucial to ensure an unforgettable journey. The most recommended seasons are spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November).

Spring offers a pleasant climate with cool temperatures, ideal for enjoying the outdoors. This season is characterized by clear blue skies and the best mountain views, making it a wonderful time for photography and nature enthusiasts. However, it's worth noting that the trails can be quite busy during this period.

Summer (June to August), though marked by rainfall, can surprise you with clear skies in the mornings. The paths are less crowded, but be prepared for wet conditions and more insects.

Autumn brings a colorful palette to the landscapes, offering spectacular views under clear skies. Like spring, this season is popular, so expect busier trails. The cool temperature during this time enhances the trekking experience.

Winter (December to February) presents a serene, snowy landscape. It's a quieter time for trekking, but you'll need to be well-prepared for the cold.

At Dream Heaven Adventure, we're here to guide you in selecting the most suitable season for your trekking. Our focus is on ensuring you experience the beauty of the Manaslu region in the safest and most enjoyable way possible.

A Typical Day on the Manaslu Circuit Trek

You wake up around 6 AM in a lodge that’s both simple and welcoming. Breakfast is usually hearty, fueling you for the day's walk. The trek begins shortly after, with each day involving around 4 to 6 hours of hiking. The morning trek is often gentle, taking advantage of the cooler air and soft sunlight.

Lunchtime is a chance to pause at a local tea house. Here, you can try some traditional dishes and rest your legs. Once you reach your evening stop, there’s time to take in the surroundings, perhaps visit nearby sites or simply relax and soak in the tranquility.

Dinner at the lodge is a communal experience, offering a chance to share stories with fellow trekkers or learn more about the next day's journey from your guide. The day winds down early, allowing you to get plenty of rest for the adventures that awaits the following day. Each day on this trek brings new landscapes to admire, cultural nuances to appreciate, and a sense of accomplishment as you journey through the Himalayas.

Transportation Insights for the Trek Around Manaslu Circuit

When you're ready to start the trek around Manaslu Circuit, the first step is getting from Kathmandu to Machha Khola. This journey, about 8-9 hours long, is usually by road. You can take a local bus or hire a private jeep. The drive takes you through Nepal's beautiful countryside, showing you a side of rural life and landscapes you won't see on the trek.

After finishing your trek, you'll head from Dharapani to Besisahar. This part of the trip also takes around 2-3 hours by local sharing jeep. From Besisahar, buses or other vehicles are available to take you back to Kathmandu. The roads in these mountain areas can be a bit rough, so the drive might take some time.

Planning these travel days is a good idea. They're part of your trekking experience, giving you more chances to see Nepal's varied landscapes and learn about different parts of the country.

Extending your Trip to Tsum Valley

Considering an extension to your Manaslu Circuit Trek? Tsum Valley, a hidden gem nestled in the Himalayas, is a fantastic addition. Extending your journey by about 5 to 7 days, Tsum Valley immerses you in an environment of tranquil beauty and cultural richness.

This valley is a haven of ancient monasteries and a lifestyle deeply rooted in traditional Tibetan culture. Its peaceful ambiance, less trodden paths, and mesmerizing mountain views offer a stark contrast to more frequented trekking routes. The lush natural surroundings are not just a feast for the eyes but also a habitat for unique wildlife, including the elusive mountain goats.

To explore both Tsum Valley and the Manaslu Circuit, you'll need an additional permit, which is crucial to arrange in advance. The trek through Tsum Valley is moderately challenging, making it suitable for trekkers in fair physical condition. The optimal times to visit are spring and autumn, aligning perfectly with the best seasons for the Manaslu Circuit.

Adding Tsum Valley to your itinerary enriches your Himalayan adventure, providing a deeper dive into the region's natural wonders and cultural heritage. This is a chance not just for a hike or wanderlust, but to deeply connect with the essence of the Himalayas, enriching and diversifying your overall experience.

Why Travel Insurance is Essential for Your Manaslu Circuit Journey

For anyone trekking the Manaslu Circuit, getting the right travel insurance is a must. Your policy needs to include activities at high altitudes, as this trek goes above 5,000 meters.

It's key to be covered for emergency situations, including helicopter rescue and medical costs. Insurance that covers trip changes, like cancellations or interruptions, is also beneficial, protecting you financially if your trekking plans need to be adjusted last minute.

Additionally, consider a policy that covers loss or damage to your trekking equipment. While safety is the primary concern, having insurance is often a rule for trekking in Nepal.

Choose a policy tailored for mountain treks and double-check its inclusions. This way, you'll be fully prepared and secure for your experience on the Manaslu Circuit.


  • Q1. Where is Manaslu region Located?

    The Manaslu trekking in Northwest Nepal is a beautiful route near the Annapurna Sanctuary. It runs along the Nepal-Tibet border and offers stunning views and cultural experiences.

  • Mt. Manaslu, also called Kutang locally, is the eighth highest mountain in the world at 8,163 meters. It's in the Mansiri Himal range and is known for its breathtaking views and tough climbs.

  • The Manaslu region is known for its pristine nature, dramatic mountains, and the famous Manaslu peak. It's rich in cultural heritage, with unique traditions and ways of life, making it an appealing spot for trekkers interested in both nature and culture.

  • The Manaslu region is revered for its untouched natural beauty, dramatic mountain landscapes, and the iconic Manaslu peak. The area is steeped in rich cultural heritage, showcasing unique ethnic traditions and lifestyles, making it a fascinating destination for trekkers seeking both natural and cultural richness.

  • Manaslu Circuit Trekking, stretching about 177 kilometers, typically takes around 12-16 days to complete. However, the duration can vary, depending on your trekking pace and chosen route. This allows you the flexibility to truly enjoy and appreciate the stunning beauty of the region at your own pace.

  • Your trek starts with a picturesque drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola, passing through a variety of landscapes. It ends in Besisahar, Lamjung, where you'll then return to Kathmandu. Along the way, you'll experience a rich mix of different sceneries and cultural interactions.

  • The trek to Manaslu round, covering 177 kilometers, provides an exciting journey from Soti Khola to Besisahar. This distance allows for a thorough exploration of the area's natural beauty and cultural highlights.

  • The cost of the entire trip ranges from USD 900 to 1400, influenced by factors such as food options, transportation methods, and extra services like guides and porters. This price range accommodates different trekking styles and aims to provide a comfortable experience.

  • Solo trekking is not permitted in Manaslu because it's a restricted area near international borders, for safety and legal reasons. Trekkers must have a Manaslu Restricted Area Permit, which highlights the requirement for group trekking with a guide.

  • Foreign travelers, including those from India, SAARC countries, and China, must trek in groups with a registered guide in this area due to restrictions. While Nepali nationals can trek alone, the strict rules for international visitors are in place for safety and to follow local regulations.

  • Internet and Wi-Fi services can be found in many tea houses along the Manaslu trek. Where they are available, they offer trekkers a chance to stay connected, even in remote spots, though the connectivity might be less reliable in higher-altitude areas.

  • Inexperienced trekkers rate the Manaslu trek route as a strenuous grade trek route. However, for experienced trekkers, it's one of the most comfortable hiking routes. The dreamy landscapes, mountains, alpine terrain, and crossing of Larke Pass gives real adventure.

  • Hiring a porter helps reduce the burden of carrying a heavy backpack, improving your trekking experience. They are essential for handling your gear during the two-week journey, letting you concentrate more on enjoying the scenic and cultural aspects of the trek.

  • Tea houses along the trail offer hot drinking water, and there are places to refill water bottles. It's recommended for trekkers to use purification tablets or filters to make sure the water is safe to drink, which helps in staying well-hydrated during the trek.

Client Reviews

  • Lisa Skillen
    Lisa SkillenNetherlands |July 01, 2023

    A remarkable and unforgettable adventure

    We had an incredible time with the Dream Heaven Adventure Team. Suman was absolutely outstanding! Right from our initial inquiry to the very end, he displayed remarkable promptness and responsiveness. The customer service we received was truly exceptional. Our guide, Hari, surpassed all expectations and became a lifelong friend. The trek arrangements were of the highest quality. This is our second trek with this company, and we cannot express enough positive sentiments about them. We highly recommend their services.

  • George and Clarie
    George and ClarieUnited Kingdom |June 08, 2023

    Unforgettable Manaslu Trek

    My girlfriend and I successfully completed Manaslu trek with the assistance of Dream heaven adventure. Our guide Kumar and Porter Sitaram went above and beyond to ensure our safety and enjoyment throughout the trip. Their extensive knowledge of the mountains was impressive, and they eagerly shared their experiences with us.
    They took great care in providing us with sufficient food and water, assisting us with our equipment, and motivating us to conquer the final stages of the trek. They were always punctual, kept us informed about trekking conditions and weather updates, and alerted us to any potential risks or hazards. If you're considering a Manaslu trek in Nepal, I strongly encourage you to seek out their services, you won't be disappointed!


  • Nicole Fouche
    Nicole FoucheAustralia |April 27, 2023

    Spectacular Trekking Experience on the Manaslu Circuit

    We went on a trek to Manaslu Circuit with Dream Heaven Team during the first week of April 2023. This journey was truly remarkable and will be cherished by us forever. Right from the timely airport pick-up on the first day to our departure from Kathmandu on the last day, everything was executed punctually.

    Our trekking guide, Shambhu, along with porters Sitaram and Suraj, ensured our safety and facilitated an incredible experience. Shambhu’s vast knowledge and patient comportment were admirable. Their assistance and support along the trail and at the tea houses were greatly appreciated. The Larke Pass, in particular, presented a challenge, and without Shambhu’s guidance and motivation, reaching the top would have been difficult.

    I highly recommend that anyone opting for Dream Heaven Adventure specifically request Shambhu as their guide. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the entire team at Dream Heaven for creating an once-in-a-lifetime adventure that we will never forget.


  • Corey Shagool
    Corey ShagoolUnited States |April 07, 2023

    Manaslu Circuit Trek most memorable trip ever!!

    The Manaslu Circuit Trek was the most memorable trip I've ever taken. Suman from Dream Heaven was great. He always responded quickly to all our questions making us feel very assured. Our trekking guide, Hupi, was extraordinary! He led us through the Manaslu trek with a continuous smile. We always felt safe and encouraged. It is a challenging hike for sure! Dil,our porter, carried our heavy duffle bag with ease and a smile.
    The experience was unforgettable. The Dream Heaven team is the best and very highly recommended for any of the Nepal hikes you choose.

  • Wendy Gray
    Wendy GrayUnited States |April 07, 2023

    MANASLU Trek

    It was well organized. Suman catered to our every need and was responsive to our questions. I have never felt so appreciated from a tour organization.
    Hupi was a fantastic guide. We always felt safe , and Hupi was intuitive to our strengths and weaknesses. Dil our porter was quiet and strong. I highly recommend Dream Heaven for a fantastic trek.

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