manaslu circuit trek


Trip Summary

Far less crowded than many other options, the Manaslu Circuit is the ultimate off-the-beaten-track trek in Nepal. Your route takes you through subtropical jungle, up a deep river gorge crossing several suspension bridges, and through the Himalayan foothills, before climbing up to cross the spectacular Larkya La pass – one of the most dramatic in the Himalaya. Staying each night in teahouses, you will encounter the incredible local hospitality and gain unique insight into life in this remote region. In short, it is easy to see why many describe the Manaslu Circuit as the best all-round trek in Nepal. 

Trip Duration18 days


Best Season

September – December, March - May

Maximum Altitude5,135m

Departure from/Return toPokhara

Minimum Group Size2 people

Price$1950 per person*

* The price is based on a group of two people and is valid as of February 2018. This may be subject to fluctuations in exchange rates and supply costs.

For booking enquiries please email


Day 1: Meet in Pokhara and drive to Arughat

Day 2: Trek to Lapubesi

Day 3: Trek to Tatopani

Day 4: Trek to Jagat

Day 5: Trek to Philim

Day 6: Trek to Nyak

Day 7: Trek to Bihi

Day 8: Trek to Ghap

Day 9: Trek to Namrung

Day 10: Trek to Lhogaon

Day 11: Trek to Samagaon

Day 12: Rest day in Samagon, option to make day trip to Birenda Lake

Day 13: Trek to Samdo

Day 14: Trek to Larka Phedi

Day 15: Rest/acclimatisation day at Larka Phedi

Day 16: Trek to Bimtang, over the Larkya Pass

Day 17: Trek to Dharapni

Day 18: Return journey to Pokhara


It is possible to extend this package by five days to include an excursion into the Tsum Valley. It is also possible to arrange transfers to and from Kathmandu. Please email for more details. 

What’s Included

  • All meals during trek (breakfast, lunch and dinner), evening meal in Arughat, and breakfast on final day. All served in local teahouses
  • Lunch in roadside restaurants during journeys to and from Pokhara
  • Boiled and filtered drinking water throughout
  • All accommodation during trek (local teahouses)
  • Accommodation in Arughat (local teahouse)
  • Ground transportation from Pokhara to Arughat, and from Dharapni back to Pokhara by tourist bus or jeep
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porters (carrying a maximum of 12kg baggage per trekker)
  • All staff costs (including salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation)
  • Rental of down sleeping bag
  • All government and local taxes
  • Medical kit (carried by guide)
  • Trekking permits (MCAP and TIMS)

What’s Excluded

  • International airfares
  • Visas
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal trekking equipment (rental can be arranged)
  • Tips for guides
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Personal expenses (please note, some teahouses charge extra for access to wifi, use of a power socket to charge electrical devices, use of a heater, and hot showers. These costs are not included in the package price)
  • Meals and accommodation in Pokhara
  • Additional restricted area permits, $70 for first seven days, $10 per person per day thereafter

Physical condition and prior experience

You need to be in reasonable physical condition to join this trip. You will be required to walk up to 5-6 hours per day whilst carrying a small day pack.


"After two treks with a guide from Pokhara Mountain Tiger, I can highly recommend the services of Neema and his agency. My guide/porter was extremely trustworthy and friendly... They were quick and competent to answer my messages. Neema organised my trekking permits and the flight from Pokhara to Jomsom as well. Everything was perfect and very friendly."

Hans Fürer

“This was my first trekking experience and also my first time in Nepal. I cannot speak highly enough of the excellent care and support I recieved from my guide... Nepal is a wonderful country: come and see for yourself!”

Anjela Prentice

In 2007, I trekked the full Annapurna Circuit. Neema was my guide, porter, translator, cultural interpreter, and friend. Trekking with Neema was a delight. Neema’s knowledge of the trails was invaluable. I highly recommend him to take care of youl. He is friendly, funny, and super experienced. Have a great trek!

Bellingham, Washington, USA



Pokhara: 977-61-466306
Kathmandu: 977-9818296246



Just south of Hallan Chowk, between Safeways and Mike's Breakfast. Click here for map.
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