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Manaslu Circuit Trek 11 days, Manaslu Trek cost and departure

11 days Manaslu Circuit Trek is an incredible trek that begins from Kathmandu and ends at Besisahar.  After trekking around Manaslu, It is also possible to go to Pokhara and Chitwan from Besishahar. Manaslu Trek is filled up with nature, culture and adventure, hence it is a good alternative trek to Annapurna Circuit. You will hike through bamboo forest and narrow Gurung settlements for 6 to 7 hour everyday covering a distance of 15 km to 18 km. In the trekking, you are frequently encountered with prayer flags, Mani walls and old monasteries in the remote Tibetan styles villages. Manaslu Circuit Trek is suitable for physically fit trekkers as it is a challenging adventure need to cross above 5000 m pass-the Larkya La. Please email us at and call or leave message on WhatsApp at +977 9851023742 for 11 days Manaslu Trek cost and departure in 2024, 2025.

Trek Facts

Trip Name:  Manaslu Circuit Trek 

Trip Duration: 11 Days

Trip Difficulty: Challenging

Trip Season: Sep to Dec,March to June

Trip Altitude: 700m- 5160m

Trip Cost: USD 790-USD 1285

Group Size:  2 - 12 people

Trip Package: Budget Tea House

Mode of Transfer: Bus/Jeep Sharing

Start/End of Trip: Kathmandu to Kathmandu

10 nights 11 days Manaslu Circuit Trekking Package  at low budget cost with guaranteed trip departure dates.

  • Manalsu Circuit Trek 
  • 11 Days Itinerary
  • Cost in Details
  • Essential Trek Info
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Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of the best classic treks in Nepal to circle around Mt Manaslu, the eighth highest mountain in the world. You will walk through beautiful forest and Nepali and Tibetan villages, frequently encounter with prayer flags, Mani walls and monasteries.There is no rest day at Sama Gaun on 11-day Manaslu Trekking Nepal. Likewise, Manaslu Trek is possible in short time if you have keen interest doing Manaslu Trek without any previous trekking experience, yet you need to be in a good health.The popularity of Manaslu Trek is replaced by Manaslu circuit trek now.

Best time for Manaslu Round Trek-
September, October and November of Autumn season and March, April and May of Spring season are time trekking Manaslu. June to August is not recommended and also possible trekking to Manaslu. Autumn has a perfect weather for trekking in Nepal. There is no rain fall and it has warm weather, clear blue sky and sunny day. 

Manaslu Trek Difficulty-
It needs to walk 6 to 8 hours every day to cover 10 km to 18 km trek distance. A previous hiking experience, positive attitude and strong determination will be surely helpful to enjoy Manaslu Trek. It is also necessary to have lots of willpower, tolerance of harsh condition, good health and reasonable physical fitness. Medical and evacuation/rescue expenses are the responsibility of the participant.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Permit
You need three permits-ACAP, MCAP and Manaslu restricted area permit trekking to Manaslu Circuit. We will take care of your trek permit on your behalf once you book Manaslu Trek with us-The Mission Eco Trek & Expedition Pvt. Ltd.The Manaslu Circuit Trek isn’t possible to hike independently. You must hike with guide and there must be at least two people in your group as well as the guide.

Manaslu Trek Accommodation
The new tea houses/guest houses are building up in Manaslu Trek. So you will have twin sharing comfortable tea house/guest houses and home stay accommodation during the trek. It is nice to bring a good sleeping bag of minus 20 degree with you.

Toilets-There are most often shared toilet facilities rather than en-suite bathrooms on the Manaslu Circuit Trek. These can be inside the main building or in an outhouse. It can be a western style toilet or a squat. Things tend to become more basic in places at higher altitude. You’ll need to have your own toilet paper, and soap isn’t always provided so make sure you have hand sanitizer too. Generally speaking, used toilet paper goes in a bin (read battered old metal can or such like) next to the toilet. You flush the squat toilet by scooping water out of the nearby bucket with whatever receptacle is provided.

Dining Room-There’s always a dining room where meals are served, and it’s a good place to get to know your fellow trekkers. The higher you go, there will usually be a fire in the dining room around dinner time, although this is by no means guaranteed.

Hot Shower-Showers are available over the first few days, but chances for a hot shower dwindle the higher you go. Gas needs to be transported by mules and it’s more important for cooking and heating. It’s sometimes possible to get one for a fee, but you might be standing in a cold room under a spray with very little pressure. Best to be prepared to keep yourself clean with wet wipes and look forward to a hot shower when you reach Dharapani.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Meals- We will provide you three times meals per day-breakfast,lunch and dinner on Manaslu Trek 11 days. The breakfast and dinner have to eat at same tea houses/guest house you will stay night and lunch will provide in a tea house or guesthouse on the way. The choice of meals are not varied like other trekking like Annapurna and Everest. You can mainly take Tibetan bread, dal bath, tsampa porridge, noodle soup, muesli, porridge, omelette and boiled egg with tea and coffee. 

Dal Bhat-Dal Bhat is a combination of dal (lentils), veg curry, pickle, rice and vegetables, this staple of the Nepali diet is a great option. It comes with a guaranteed refill of rice and curry, and usually some extra dal too. The vegetable component varies depending on what or if there’s anything growing in the garden (and it pretty much disappears the last few days before the Larke Pass). Dal Bhat is what all guides and porters eat so it’s constantly being prepared, unlike more western style dishes which always have to be made to order. And as the whole cooking process requires less energy, this means that it’s better for the environment too.

Breakfast-Breakfast include porridge, pancakes, omelettes, boiled eggs, and various breads (Tibetan bread, buckwheat bread, chapatis, and so on).

Main Dishes(Lunch/Dinner)-Standard dishes on menus are soups, pasta dishes, various fried rice dishes, momos, a kind of dumpling, pizzas, and of course, Dal Bhat. Some dishes have meat options but this is something to be wary of. Lots of dishes have egg and some tuna from a can. 

Drinks-Hot drinks are on the menu at every guesthouse, with an often huge range of options stretching from regular black tea and coffee to Masala tea, lemon ginger honey tea, and hot chocolate. 

Manaslu Trek Cost-
Manaslu Trek package costs ranges from USD 1500 to USD 1800 and includes all transfers, accommodation, meals, permits, and even the hotel stay before and after the trek.

Day 1: Kathmandu to Sotikhola(710m)
Get an early morning and take bus from Gongabu Kathmandu station to Soti khola takes approx. 7/8 hours drive. Soti Khola is the starting point of Manaslu Circuit Trek. Stay overnight at Soti Khola. 
Day 2: Soti Khola to Macha Khola(930m, 24km, 7/8 hours trek)
Breakfast and 6/7 hours walk along the Budigandaki river via Lapubesi.
Day 3: Macha Khola to Jagat(1,410m, 23km,6/7 hours)
Breakfast and trekking of 6/7 hours following the Budigandaki river via Kerauja, Khorla besi, Tatopani and Dovan. 
Day 4: Jagat to Deng(1,804m, 21km,6/7 hours)
Breakfast and trek of 6/7 hours to Deng following following up Budi Gandaki river via Sirdibas and Philim.
Day 5: Deng to Namrung(2,630m, 20km, 6/7 hours)
Breakfast and trekking of 6/7 hide and seek with Budigandki river enjoying a great landscapes scenery and view of the mountains.
Day 6: Namrung to Sama Gau(3,530m, 22km,6/7 hours)
Breakfast and trek for 6/7 hours to Samagaun with enjoying great view of Mount Manaslu from Lho and Syala. 
Day 7: Sama Gau to Samdo(3,860m, 17km, 3/4 hours)
Breakfast, and a short day trek of 3/4 hours to Samdo and lunch camp there.  
Day 8: Samdo to Dharmasala(4,460 m, 13km, 3/4 hours)
Breakfast and trekking of 3/4 hours to Dharamsala.
Day 9: Dharmasala to Bimthang(3,700m) via Larkye Pass(5160m, 25km, 8/9 hours)
Early morning wake up, breakfast and trek of 8/9 hours to Bimthang via Larkya La Pass(5160m). A challenging day but the view is great. 
Day 10: Bimthang to Dharapani(1860m, 30km, 6/7 hours)
Breakfast and downhill trek of 6/7 hours to Dharapani. 
Day 11: Dharapani to Kathmandu(1340m, 240km, 9/10 hours)
Breakfast and get a jeep drive to Besishahar and then get a bus to Kathmandu or Pokhara. 
Cost Includes
  • Bus transfer- Kathmandu/Soti Khola/Dharapani/Kathmandu.
  • Twin sharing tea house accommodation during trek.
  •  local jeep transfer sharing with other people at the last station.
  • Trekking permit-TIMS cards,ACAP, MCAP and Manaslu  Valley Restricted Area Permit.
  • English Speaking guide and all his expenses like salary, meals, accommodation and transfer
  • 3 times meals- breakfast, lunch and dinner during trekking
  • All the goverment taxes and company service charge.
Cost Not Includes
  • Airport pick up and departure transfer
  • Hotel accommodation and meals- lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Any kind of drinks – coke, mineral water, hot water, tea, coffee, beer, whisky.
  • Travel insurance in case of emergency for rescue helicopter and other medication.
  • Upgrade accommodation like room with private toilet.
  • Porter for carrying backpack.
  • Expenses of personal natures like internet, telephone, WiFi, Laundry,hot shower etc
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • All the cost not mention on above cost includes.
Manaslu Trek Guide 

A guide is required on this trek and the guide manages all of the logistics, distances, directions, and tea houses. The directions are not always very clear like on the Everest Base Camp trek and having the guide manage all of the logistics is great.The Manaslu Circuit Trek does require a guide. Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Circuit can be done independently but the rules on the Manaslu Circuit are stricter about having a guide.


Everything is payable in the local currency, Nepalese Rupees (NPR).Take plenty of small denomination notes as change is not readily available on the trail, particularly at higher altitudes. Also beware that ATM have max withdrawal amounts, and your bank may have a max daily withdrawal limit, so you may not be able to withdraw the total amount that you need all in one day. The amount of money you need to take on the Manaslu Circuit Trek will depend on whether you’re on an inclusive tour or not. If you are on an inclusive tour then you’ll only need money for any snacks or drinks over and above what’s included in your package. If you are paying as you go, then you’ll need to have enough cash to cover all costs: accommodation, food, drink, etc.

Manaslu Trek Packing List

We would suggest to take what you need and make your bag as light as possible.You can expect to need more warm clothes in the colder months. Also, crampons may be needed if there’s ice and snow on the pass. On the other hand, if you plan to trek with a porter then this will make choosing what to take a bit easier – just don’t overload your porter of course. Also, bear in mind that it’s very common to leave excess baggage at hotels and guesthouses in Kathmandu.
1 Rucksack-60L to 70L
1 Sleeping Bag
1 pair of pants that maybe convert to shorts
1 pair of shorts
1 Warm or thicker pair of hiking pants
1 Long sleeve quick-dry shirt
1 Long-sleeve thermal shirt
2 Short-sleeve t-shirts
1 Thermal long underwear
4 pairs of quick-dry underwear
1 Lightweight down jacket
1 Heavy-duty summit down jacket
1 Beanie
1 Cap
1 Neck Buff
Hiking boots
Head torch
1 pair of warm summit socks
2 pairs of regular socks
Trekking poles
Water filter
Power bank

Insurance for the Manaslu Circuit Trek

Travel insurance is compulsory trekking in Manaslu because the high altitude can lead to many illnesses, weakness in trekkers, and misjudgments. There is also a risk on trails for falls, avalanches, or other mishaps. 

Internet, Wifi, Sim cards and staying Charged 

If you’re looking to stay connected while trekking the Manaslu Circuit, the options are fairly limited.


Wifi is available at some guesthouses in places such as Samagaun, Samdo and Lho. There is however normally a charge for using the internet, and with slow speeds, you may end up wishing you hadn’t bothered. If there’s nothing urgent, our advice would be to wait until you get back from the mountains.Costs anywhere from $4 to $6 to use WiFi at the guesthouses. 

Sim Cards

4G sim cards and packages can be bought at the airport, or from numerous vendors in the Thamel area of Kathmandu. They’re great in the city but as soon as you leave the coverage is patchy. We recommend Nepal Telecom and Ncell for 3G/4G coverage. It’s safe to say that in the mountains, neither are really any good. 


You will have to pay anywhere from $3 at low elevation to $5 to charge your power banks, cameras, and phones. The key is to get a fat power bank. Pay to charge that then charge everything from your power bank.Your power bank lets you charge your phone and camera batteries. Most of the places you stay let you charge your gear for an extra cost.

Best Seasons Trekking Manaslu Circuit

Autumn-The best time to go trekking in Manaslu is from September to November. The weather is generally dry and clear, with warm sunny days and excellent visibility. There’s a lower likelihood of weather related natural disasters at this time of year, making for a much safer trekking environment. Furthermore, given that it’s the best season, it’s also the busiest.


The spring season from March to May is considered to be the next best option. The weather is generally clear although a little colder, particularly at higher altitudes. Mornings are sunny and flowers are in bloom. There is however a higher chance of rain, or even snow, and melting ice increases the chances of landslides or avalanches.


June to August is to be avoided. The monsoon is responsible for warm and wet weather, with cloud and mist making visibility extremely poor. You can hardly see a mountain. Leeches are a big problem at this time of year, as is the risk of landslides. As the Manaslu Region was one of the worst affected by the 2015 earthquake, there are many landslide areas – these can be more dangerous in wet weather.


-In the winter, from December to February, temperatures in higher altitudes plunge. Snow and ice make this time of year unsuitable for the Manaslu Circuit Trek.

Drinking Water

The Manaslu Circuit is physically demanding and drinking plenty of water is a must.Drinking lots of water helps you acclimatize. Please drink at least three liters of water while trekking each day.Use an effective sterilization method to make sure your water is safe to drink.Purification tablets (we always have a few strips of these as a backup) and the Steripen is a perfect means sterilization the drinking water.Bottled water and hot water is available to buy throughout the trek, the cost ranges from USD 3 to USD 5 per liters.

Nepal Visa

Tourist visas are available on arrival at Kathmandu-Tribhuvan International Airport and at all land border crossings that are open to foreign travellers. While this is available for most foreigners, citizens of some countries are required to get a visa prior to arrival, while those from SAARC countries can get their visa free of charge.There are three different visa options and prices: 

Multiple Entry 15 Days – 30 USD, 30 Days – 50 USD and 90 Days – 125 USD.

 In order to get a visa on arrival you’ll need four things:
One passport size photo
A passport valid for at least six months
At least one blank page in your passport
The visa fee in cash (US Dollars is best)

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