Manaslu Circuit Trek

9 reviewsAround Manaslu Trekking
Trip Fact:
  • Duration 15 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • DestinationNepal
  • Max Altitude5123m/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.

What to Expect:

  • Walking through Budi Gandaki valley
  • Local culture and tradition of the area
  • Terrace fields and numerous streams
  • Gorgeous views of Manaslu and Larke La 5210m.
  • Amazing views of Annapurna and Manaslu Range including Mt. Manaslu

Manaslu Circuit Trek offers you astonishing mountain views, traditional lifestyle, and beautifl landscape, which is rarely explored trekking route in the remote of Nepal Himalaya. Manaslu Trek is one of the adventurous and wilderness trek located in Gorkha District, adjoining the plateau of Tibet.

Manaslu Circuit Trek is opened in 1992, offering a combination of rich cultural heritages with great bio-diversity. Manaslu Circuit Trek often the best in the eyes of people looking for remote and peaceful places which offers real scenic views of the beautiful mountains walking through the rural cultural trails.

The majestic Himalayan ranges in this area offers natural scenery with high romantic glacier lakes at higher altitude along with fascinating flora and fauna. One can explore Buddhist monasteries at traditional villages with their flat-rooted timber houses.

Manaslu Circuit Trek begins from  Arughat of Gorkha district, western part of Nepal that follows towards the upstream of Budi Gandaki river. From Kathmandu we follows the Prithvi Highway until we reach Malekhu bazaar, then cross the Trishuli River which takes about 2-3 hours. After reaching Dhading Besi,we leave for Arughat by sealed road. The road passes through Palpa, Jyamire, Gola Bhangyang, Amkhu Khola Bridge, and Budhi Gandaki River to reach Arught.

Then the trail to Manaslu Round Trek Package continuous with lush green lower hills inhabited by Indo-Aryan Hindus, crossing the snow bound Larkya La pass (5213m). Larkya La Pass marks the separation between Manaslu and Marshyangdi River valley. Larkya La Pass offers incredible landscape views. It is challenging but a good objective for most fit walker. The Manaslu Circuit Trekking can provide supreme alpine experience to its guest. Please see our pages for more details about things to know before trekking around Manaslu Circuit


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Upon arrival in TIA, representative from Dream Heaven Adventure greets you and take you to your respective hotel. After refreshment & some rest visit DHA’s office, in the evening join for welcome dinner. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Hotel
  • 1400m

After breakfast, we start sightseeing tour of mainly historical and religious places in Kathmandu. The beautiful tour includes sacred Pashupatinath Temple, Monket temple (Swoyambhu), Biggest BouddhaNath Stupa and Patan Durbar Square. Then drive back to your hotel. Today we make special trekking permit for your Manaslu circuit trekking, we need your original valid passport with Nepal visa and full working day. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 1400m

After breakfast drive from Kathmandu to Arughat; first drives to Dhading Besi around 3 hours by paved road then 4 hours drive from Dhading Besi to Sotikhola on rough road with scenic views, local villages, and rivers. Then the we continues our driving along with the bank of Budhi Gandaki through local villages, green hills, waterfalls and beautiful green forest. Arrives in Machhakhola in around 7-8 hours, overnight in Machhakhola.

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

Today, we climb over the edge; we again cross the Suspension bridge of Dudhi Gandaki River. The trail goes low at first and climb on rocky trail to reach Doban. We further cross the suspension bridge of Yaru Khola and climb up and up then cross the bank Budhi Gandaki to reach Jagat. Overnight in Jagat.

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

Today’s journey begins by climbing up and down to Sridibas. Then the trails widen a bit as the trails continue up to Ghatta Khola. Upon crossing big suspension bridge at Philim, we continue our journey passing through the millet fields in Ekle Bhatti and bamboo forest to reach the beautiful Deng village. Overnight in Deng.

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

After breakfast, we continue our walking crossing through Budhi gandaki River, then the trail passes through the forest and beautiful villages of Prok and several Gompas. We additional cross the river with narrow gorge and forest then steep up to Namrung. Overnight in Namrung.

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

Today’s trail goes climbing through the beautiful forest of rhododendron, oaks and firs and some Buddhist villages along the way to reach Sama Gaon. This area is inclined by the Tibetan culture; you may explore several monasteries, Chortens and Mani walls. Samagaon is very large cultural village, offers beautiful views of Mount Manaslu and others.

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

Today we spend at Samagaon for our acclimatization and rest as well. This village is most beautiful and very rich in the culture and tradition. Explore the Mani Stones, Chortens, and many monasteries with the amazing views. Short trip to Pungyen Gompa, old Gompa; enjoy the short trip with beautiful views of Manaslu glacier, ice fall. Additionally, we can trek to Manaslu base camp and back in the evening. Overnight in Samagaon.

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

We trek uphill to the Samdo through the wilderness path. First the trail heads to Manaslu Base Camp and then passes through some Mani walls and cross Budhi Gandaki then steeply up to Samdo. Samdo is exceptional place for amazing views of Mount Manaslu, Nagdi, Simnang Himal and numerous majestic peaks.

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

From Samdo, the trail descends with many fields and large Mani wall with the rocky trail all the way. We further cross the east bank of Budhi Gandaki River to reach the valley of Sumdu. Then we continue through the valley Salka and climbs up to reach Dharmasala or Larkey Phedi. Overnight in Dharmashala.

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

Get ready to cross the Larkya La Pass, the most amazing and challenging pass ever. Today’s trail become rather deadly as it climbs on several rocky trails and snowy edges. The views from Larkya La are breathtaking and unforgettable from both sides. We can see the views of Cheo Himal, Himlung Himal, Annapurna II and so on. It will take about eight hours to reach Bimtang from Dharmashala. Bimtang is beautiful valley with its several Mani walls and isolated houses.

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

Today’s trail goes crossing the wooden bridge of Dudh Khola. The day walk goes through beautiful forest of rhododendron and follows trail with narrow valley to reach Karche valley 2788m. Then we continue to the Tilje passing through fields and Gho village. Overnight in Tilje.

  • Guest House/Lodges
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2300m

After breakfast, we continue our journey over small ridge of the snow paved trail through tiny village and beautiful forests. Then we further walk to Dharapani, passes through the village of Thonje. Then we continue through Karte village and the Bridge of Marsyangdi River to reach Jagat. Overnight in Jagat/Syage.

  • Guest House/Lodges
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 1330m

There is road now on the trail from Jagat/Syage, so we take a local jeep or bus to Besi Sahar. Then take tourist bus from Besi Sahar to Kathmandu. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 1400m

A representative from DHA will take you to the Tribhuvan International Airport as per your flight schedule. Hope you had lovely time that you spent with us. Have a nice time!!

  • Breakfast

Cost Details


  • Airport picks up and drops by car/van/hiace
  • 3 Nights Hotel in Kathmandu on Bed and Breakfast
  • All accommodation and meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).
  • A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide and transportation
  • An experienced English-speaking and Government license holder Trekking guide including salary, insurance, flight, food and lodging
  • Trekking porter including salary, insurance, Transport, food and lodging (1 porter for 2 trekkers basis)
  • All necessary paper works, trekking permits and TIMS card
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All trekking equipment for trekking staff
  • All government and local taxes


  • Nepal entry Visa fee
  • International Airfare and Sightseeing entry fee for the city tour.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • All Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, battery recharge, bottle, hot shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • All kind of drinks, hot water, alcoholic and soft drinks.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in cost include.

Client Reviews

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    Kylie HowellUnited States |December 29, 2018

    Excellent trekking experience

    We have no words to express how grateful we are. Thank you Dream Heaven for organizing life changing Manaslu trekking. Dream Heaven and their staffs were so friendly and professional. We were glad that we choose Dream Heaven; they took such a great care of us and allowed us to enjoy each and every bit of this incredible trek.

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    Mike GallandUnited Kingdom |June 12, 2018

    Annapurna circuit

    I did the Annapurna circuit for 14 days with Dream heaven adventure. The boss suman organized everything for me. Also picking me up from the aiport and giving me accomodation. The tour was easy as the guide (Gyan) could speak good english and he knew the circuit well. Other than few rainfalls on the way the trek was successfully done. I recommend it !

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    Clay ChristensenFrance |May 09, 2018

    Manaslu Circuit trek

    My husband and I got back from Manaslu circuit trek with Dream Heaven. This is our second time traveling Nepal with Suman. Last time we did small hiking to Nagarkot as we didn't have enough time. We are lucky because we found very knowledgeable guide in the mountain. He took care of us every day. We really had a wonderful and memorable time. We highly recommend to Dream Heaven Adventure for all trekkers in Nepal!!

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    Mark SFrance |February 28, 2018

    Manaslu/Tsum Valley - Outstanding

    Thanks to Suman, Hari and Gyan I experienced yet another wonderful trek in Nepal.

    Gyan is an excellent guide and knows the nature and the customs of the mountains inside-out. Thanks to him I got to see and understand many things I otherwise wouldn't have noticed or appreciated. It's thanks also to his sharp eyes we got to see the mongoose, blue sheep, Langurs, and a host of other animals. Likewise for the plants: cinnamon, tobacco, marijuana, jasmins,.. and countless other domestic plants I'd have missed. He also took the initiative of kindly kicking me out of bed to appreciate the beautiful sunrise + full moon. Left to my own devices, I'd have missed it. Apart from being an encyclopedic source of information, Gyan is a very easy going and gregarious person and spending time with Gyan is a pleasure.

    Back at the office Hari and Suman were very efficient and reliable and smoothened out all the hick-ups that could otherwise have caused difficulties (blocked credit card on arrival, over-booked hotel and a few other unexpected surprises).

    I have no problem recommending DHA to anyone. The company is very serious and very professional, easy to work with and a pleasure to trek with.

  • Jim Head
    Jim HeadUnited States |November 26, 2017

    Outstanding Nepal Trekking Experience!

    Recently I used Dream Heaven Adventure Pvt. Ltd. as my outfitter for my Around Manaslu/Tsum Valley Trek. They did an outstanding job of organizing, planning and making my trek the amazing experience I had hoped it would be! They did a tremendous job of selecting my guide and porter. So many other clients with other trekking companies were complaining about their guide/porter being irresponsible, not being able to communicate in English or just generally incompetent.

    I had no problems with my guide and porter, as they selected friendly and clean guest houses that served delicious food and also made sure that I made it safely to each village on the 26-day trek. Every night we discussed the following day's itinerary and they were flexible enough to change the plan on the fly whenever necessary. I thought the price was more than fair, especially considering the high quality of service I received from the moment I arrived in Katmandu until my departure a month later. The hotel in Katmandu was outstanding, nicer than any hotel I'd stayed in during my previous 4 visits to Nepal. I would not hesitate to recommend Dream Heaven Adventure Pvt. Ltd. to any trekker and/or tourist interested in visiting Nepal!

    They gave me several viable trekking options and I selected the one I wanted. Next time I come to Nepal, I will definitely be using this trekking company! Also, I cannot say enough about the two employees who were responsible for my trip, Gajendra Jung Chettri and Suman Aryal (the Managing Director). Suman picked me up at the airport at the start of the trip, met me at my hotel at the conclusion of the trek and made sure I made it to the airport on time when departing Nepal. He is highly professional and did a fantastic job of making sure this adventure trip exceeded my expectations!"
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