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destination Manaslu
duration 14 Days
grade Moderate
start/end point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
region Manaslu
max altitude 5,106m
group size 2-12
meal All inclusive
activity 5-6 hours
accommodation Hotel/Teahouse
season All season

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No. Of People Price Per Person
Pax 1 USD 1,450
Pax 2 USD 1,390
Pax 3 USD 1,350
Pax 4 to 6 USD 1,290
Pax 7 to 12 USD 1,150
Pax 13 to 18 USD 1,090
Pax 19 to 24 USD 1,050
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Here is an opportunity to get away from the crowds! The Manaslu region is in the Gorkha district right on the border with Tibet. Manaslu is also the 8th highest peak in the world. This region has only recently been open to tourism and offers a glimpse of amazing natural beauty, as well as exposure to the Hindu and Tibetan Buddhist culture. The trek is a visual feast of many soaring Himalayan peaks, such as Himal Chuli (7893m), Ngadi Chuli (7871m), Shringi Himal (7187m), Langpo (6965m), Saula (6235m), and of course Manaslu (8163m/26,781 ft), also known as Kutang. Manaslu in Sanskrit means Mountain of the spirit”, derived from the word Manasa, meaning “intellect” or “soul”. 

The real trekking begins at Soti Khola and ends at Dharapani with the trail winding its way through Budhi Gandaki Valley, across numerous rivers, to the Pungen Glacier and to the ancient Tibetan settlement at Lho. 

A visit to Gorkha is an eye-opener, being the ancient kingdom of the Shah Dynasty with a mix of Buddhist and Hindu cultures. This trek has so much to offer in the way of natural beauty, such as alpine glaciers, waterfalls and amazing flora and fauna. The highest point on the trek is Larkya La Pass (5106m), located close to the Tibetan border. The rhododendron forests are particularly colorful during spring, with the vivid white, pink and red flowers. A real highlight of this trek is the opportunity to witness the remote lifestyle of the villagers in the mountains.

You can also add to this trek with a trip to the secluded Tsum Valley, where time has stood-still and century-old Tibetan traditions still exist. Sherpa Expedition & Trekking will arrange everything for you and make this a hassle free opportunity to trek into this less explored region. We will arrange all permits and logistics, including accommodation and all meals along the trail.


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A representative from Sherpa Expedition & Trekking will be at the airport to greet you and transport you to your hotel. During the day we will have a briefing and go over the trek and answer any questions you may have. You will be staying in the tourist hub Thamel, which will allow you to roam the streets and make any last-minute purchases before you head off on the trek.

At 5:30 am your guide will pick you up from your hotel. We will then have an 8-hour drive to Soti Khola. The first four hours are on sealed roads, but after Dhading Bensi (1050m) the road is unsealed to Arughat and Soti Khola, the district headquarters of Dhading district. Tonight we will stay at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch & dinner are included.

We follow the trail today through the woods as we head upriver along the banks of the Budhi Gandaki River, and then head down to the riverbed and along a path across the mountains with frequent views down to the river below. Tonight we will stay at a guesthouse at Machha Khola. Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.

Once we have crossed the Machha River and pass Khorlabesi (920m), we come to Tatopani, famous for its hot springs. The trail then heads through a forested area as we make our way to the Dovan Khola (river) and to the Budhi Gandaki Valley. As we trek higher you will notice a change in the vegetation right up until we reach Jagat Village where we will stay at a guesthouse overnight. Breakfast, lunch & dinner is included.

We head off on the trail leading through the valley to Sirdibas where we have a great view of Shringi Himal. After crossing a suspension bridge we have a steep climb to Philim, with waterfalls cascading down on both sides of the valley. The next village we come to is Ekle Bhatti and then to Pewa Village continuing through the valley until we arrive at Deng Village where we will stay at a guesthouse for the night. Breakfast, lunch & dinner are included.

A steep climb is how our trek begins today before we head back down to the Budi Gandaki River. We then continue along the trail passing through the valley and several small settlements. As we get closer to Namrung you will notice Mani stones (stones with carved with Tibetan mantras) indicating you are getting further into territory occupied by Tibetans. In the afternoon we take a short detour to Prok village (2 hour round trip) and then head back to Namrung for the night at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.

It feels like we are stepping back in time today as we walk between the Mani stone walls of Lho Village. From Lho we can see the snow-clad peak of Ngadi Chuli (7871m aka Peak 29). Another short detour takes us to the Pungen Glacier for a close-up view of Mt. Manaslu. We will stay overnight at a guesthouse in Samagaun. Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.

Our focus today will be to acclimatize before heading to higher altitudes. Health professionals suggest that you stay active during the day to better improve the process. Today we have an option of either a full day or a half-day trek. The full-day trek will take you to Manaslu Base Camp (4750m), a 6 to 7-hour return trek. The half-day trek will take you to a glacier directly across the valley or to Birendra Ta. Tonight we will stay at a guesthouse at Samagaun. Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.

Today we cross the pastures and then descend to the valley below, all the while having some great views of the surrounding peaks, especially Manaslu. Continuing on we reach the remote and isolated Tibetan refugee village of Samdo, only a short distance from the Tibetan border. The afternoon has been set aside for you to wander around the village and nearby hills. Tonight we will stay at a guesthouse in Samdo. Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.

As we head out today we will have to cross several rivers before reaching Larkya Bazaar, a village that survives as a trading post for traders coming from Tibet. From here we head higher up a steep trail until we reach Dharamsala where we will stay in a guesthouse for the night. Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.

A big day awaits us as we head via Larkya La Pass (5106m/17,121 ft) to Bhimthang. We first climb to Cho Chanda and then continue up to the steep snowy pass. The views of many surrounding peaks are truly mind-blowing. The Himalayan peaks of Himlung Himal (7126m), Cheo Himal (6820m), Gyaji Kung (7030m), Kang Koru (698m) and Annapurna II (7937m) are visible from the pass. We then have a steep trek down across moraines until we reach Bhimthang Village where we will stay at a guesthouse overnight. Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.

A steady trek across the fields leads us to the smaller Karcher La Pass and then we descend through a rhododendron forest to Tilje Village. We then cross the Dudh Khola River and head uphill passing through a chorten styled arch, passing Mani walls before arriving at Thonje Village. After leaving Thonje we enter the Annapurna region at Dharapani where there is a police checkpoint. Tonight we will stay at a guesthouse at Dharapani. Breakfast, lunch & dinner are included.

Our final day on the Manaslu Circuit Trek has us on the road back to Kathmandu, via Besisahar by jeep, and then by bus back to your hotel in Kathmandu. After arriving back at your hotel you can sit back and relax and reflect on your trek and enjoy that feeling of accomplishment. Breakfast & Lunch included.

This is your last day in Nepal and Sherpa Expedition and Trekking drop you off at Tribhuvan International Airport well in advance of your flight. While waiting for your flight, and on your flight, you will have time to look back and think about your next destination in the Himalayas of Nepal. Your 14-day adventure into this vibrant and wild location will leave you with fond memories to last a lifetime.


Costs Include:

  • Airport picks up and transports by private Car/Jeep.
  • Two night’s standard twin sharing Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Arughat to Soti Khola and from Dharapani to Besisahar by Sharing Jeep & Besisahar to Kathmandu via public bus.
  • All standard meals  3 meals a day (lunch, dinners & breakfast) during the trek.
  • Best possible teahouses, lodge accommodation (generally twin share rooms)- during the trek
  • Government licensed holder English speaking trek leader (10 or more trekkers an assistant guide) and porter to help carry your luggage. 
  • Strong, helpful Sherpa porters with proper safety equipment and walking equipment, his salary, food, accommodation, and insurance (one porter for two people).
  • Guides and porters provided by Sherpa Trekking & Expeditions, including their meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation, and other necessary equipment
  • Manaslu special permit to travel within  the Conservation Area and Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) fees
  • All government, local taxes, and official expenses
  • Assistance in arranging rescue operations in case of complicated health conditions such as altitude sickness (funded by travel insurance)
  • Sherpa Expedition and Trekking T-shirt
  • Use of sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag, and walking poles (if you don’t have your own, to be returned after the trip is completed).
  • Sherpa Expedition and Trekking’s certificate of appreciation & completion after the successful trek
  • Oxygen meter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) which will ensure your health during the trek.
  • Assistant guide for groups of 8 or more people

Costs Exclude

  • Meals whilst you are in Kathmandu - lunch, and dinner.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (easy to obtain the visa on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport – Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15-day visa.
  • Personal travel and medical insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and nonalcoholic, soup, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, cocoa, mineral water, extra food, cold and hot drinks on trek ( i.e. those you choose to purchase along the way and during evenings in the tea houses)
  • All desserts & sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
  • Hot shower and battery charging at the tea houses.
  • Tips for the guide, porter, and driver (tipping is expected)
  • NOTE: If you return earlier from the trek due to sickness or any problem, the money you paid for the flight, hotel, mountain room, food, etc. is nonrefundable, and you will need to bear the expenses for the hotel, food, etc. in Kathmandu yourself.


The following information will give you some idea about what you need to bring for the trek. It is important you do not forget the essential items, as this will determine your comfort and safety on the trek. Equally important is that you do not burden yourself with unnecessary equipment on the trek.


  • All season sleeping bag and down Jacket (we can provide if you need it,  but has to be returned after the trek)
  • Duffle bag ( Sherpa Expedition & Trekking provide duffle bag during the trek but has to be returned after the trek)
  • A wind and waterproof thin layered jacket (a must-have for morning and evenings above 3,000m)
  • Daypack

Upper Body- Head / Ears / Eyewear

  • A pair of half gloves
  • A warmer hat that covers the ears
  • Sunglasses 
  • Neckwarmer
  • Sunscreen (35 to 60 SPF)
  • Headlamp and an extra set of batteries


  • A pair of half gloves for walking poles(if you prefer)
  • Warmer shell gloves and liner

Upper Body

  • long sleeve t-shirts
  • Thermal tops
  • wool jacket or pullover
  • Sports bras for women and girls
  • Water and windproof shell jacket 

Lower Body

  • Thermal underwear (especially trousers)
  • windproof and waterproof trousers
  • warmer trousers
  • Comfortable trekking pants
  • Extra casual sport pants


  • A pair of good waterproof trekking boots
  • Pair of sandals
  • 4-5 pairs of woolen socks
  • Sock liners
  • Light shoes and sneakers
  • First Aid Kits and Medicines
  • Assorted adhesive bandages (fabric preferred)
  • Blister treatment cream or similar
  • Insect / anti-itch ointment
  • Ibuprofen or other pain-relief medication
  • Diamox (125mg to 250mg tablets for altitude sickness)
  • Warps, splints, and wound coverings butterfly bandage
  • Water purifying pills

(Note our company guide will carry the medicines and first aid kits during the trek. However, we recommend you bring your personal first-aid kit as well)

Miscellaneous - but must useful on the trek

  • 4  passport size photos with original passport
  • Water bottle & filter
  • Flight details (please make a copy and leave one pic at our office in KTM because in case you want to change your flight date)
  • Bathroom kit (conform, should be included toilet paper, plastic bags, hand wipes, towel, and soap, etc.)

Extra things

  • Comfortable trekking poles
  • Quality energy dry foods (up to you)
  • Power bank and music players 
  • Camera (memory card, chargers, and extra batteries)



You will be accommodated in 3-star hotels in Kathmandu. During the trek, we will be staying at lodges/ teahouses. You may find comfortable and better quality teahouses at lower altitudes. It should be noted that at higher elevations the quality of accommodation may not be as good, with more basic rooms with the bare necessities.

Meals during the trek

In Kathmandu, your hotel includes breakfast, whereas all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) will be provided during the trek. A staple food in the mountainous regions is potatoes, oats, buckwheat, Sherpa stew and Tibetan bread. Sherpa’s’ started farming potatoes when the first seeds were introduced to the region in the early 90s. There is a limited choice of food at higher elevations and except many potato dishes. Potatoes are high in carbohydrates – an excellent source of energy needed at high altitudes.

Physical fitness

Some days can be challenging where you often have to walk 6-8 hours a day. You don’t need past experience of hiking or trekking but if you have done any kind of trekking activities then it is always a plus! We have met people from all walks of life, shapes, and sizes who have completed the trek. The only difficult part is when altitude sickness strikes and the effect that it can have on your body. Before leaving for Nepal it is good if you can prepare yourself physically by increasing your stamina and oxygen intake.

Best season to travel

 The Manaslu Circuit Trek is usually done in autumn (Sept. to November) and spring (March to May)  when you are much more likely to get to have crystal clear views of the mountains and can also enjoy the lush vegetation in the lower regions of the trail - particularly during spring..

Remember – The better prepared – the more enjoyable your trek!


We use a private car for sightseeing and for the airport to hotel pick and drop off. We take the bus from Bensisahar to Kathmandu. In the past Aarughat used to be the starting point of the trek but nowadays, due to better road conditions we can travel by bus direct to the Soti Khola. We will travel along secondary (rough) roads all the way to Soti Khola by local bus and from Dharapani to Besishahar we will be traveling by private jeep

Guide and Porter on the trek

We provide you trained & certified trekking guides and porters who will take care of all logistics and a porter for every two trekkers who will each carry about 20 kg ( 10 kg for each trekker). An experienced guide and porter will be the difference between success and failure. They will also save you from taking unnecessary risks during poor weather conditions.



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Spring and autumn are the best season for Manaslu Circuit trek. Spring (March, April and May) and Autumn (September, October and November) are the best months for trekking as weather will be clear and calm. Also you can get opportunity to view High mountains including Manaslu with the full of Snow.

Yes, you can. No matter who you are, as long as you are reasonably fit, can walk for 5-6 hours a day and trek/hike a few uphills, Sherpa Expedition and Trekking team will support you to the fullest to transform your dream into reality.

The permit cost depends on the month and number of days you will spend in the Manaslu region. You will need three kinds of permits issued by the Government of Nepal.  Manaslu Restricted Permit Manaslu trek permit costs USD 100.00 for the first seven days and USD 15.00 each additional day during September to November Manaslu trek permit costs USD 75.00 for first 7 days and USD 10.00 each extra day from December to August.  Manaslu Conservation Area Permit (MCAP) Entry fee for SAARC Nationals is Nepali Currency 200 per person and for other Nationals is Nepali Currency 3,000 per person.  Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) Entry fee for SAARC Nationals is Nepali Currency 200 per person and for other Nationals is Nepali Currency 3,000 per person.  Tsum Valley Restricted Permit (Optional: if you want to go to the Tsum Valley) If you choose the Tsum Valley trek, it costs USD 40 for each person per week.

No, there is no age limit for the trek to Manaslu Trekking but, you need to be in good physical shape and have a positive attitude. We also suggest you to prior to the excursion though we suggest you to please see your doctor and obtain necessary permission and advice, as well as medications for traveling in extreme altitude prior to the excursion.

During trekking, you will be served meals in the teahouses. Typical meals are noodles, rice, pasta or potato dishes along with vegetables and egg/chicken/meat dishes. Other items mostly served as breakfasts include egg, pancake, bread, porridge, muesli, and toasts with peanut butter and honey.

Accommodation is not an issue in Manaslu Trek as trails are usually less crowded and new and improved tea houses are opening up all the time. The tea houses and lodges are ready to serve trekkers.

Most of the teahouses on the Manaslu Trekking trail have squat toilet facilities but recently built lodges have western-style toilets as well. Nowadays, flush toilets are also being introduced with number of increasing trekkers each year. It is highly recommended to carry your own toilet paper and other required toiletries. Do not expect full bath or daily showers while on the Manaslu trek. If you insist on taking a hot shower daily, spare a lot of money for that. For hot water showers in the trek, you have to pay a few dollars at a time.

What you want to wear depends on you but we suggest you wear warm clothes during the Manaslu trekking. A down jacket, thermal longs and top, comfortable trekking trousers, t-shirts, fleece, windproof jacket, hat, scarf, and gloves might be useful. There are numerous trekking shops in the Thamel area of Kathmandu where you can get all of these items in both local and branded stores alike. Sherpa Expedition and Trekking may also accompany and assist you if required.

During the Manaslu trekking, you will be on a long journey for which you will need two bags to keep your belongings. A rucksack/duffle bag and a day bag for personal items. Sherpa Expedition and Trekking will provide you with a duffle bag (which is need to refund after the trek) that you can use throughout your entire journey and even afterward. These bags are durable and hence perfect for any kind of trekking journey. While the duffle bag will be carried by the potters, you will have to carry a day bag on your own. A day bag is a small backpack that has enough room for everything you will need on a day hike such as lunch, water, extra clothing and perhaps a few personnel items like camera, battery chargers, etc.

If possible, we suggest you bring your own equipment. However, sleeping bags and down jackets will be provided to you by Sherpa Expedition and Trekking. With regards to trekking poles, if you are used to walking with it then take them with you, as you will probably find them useful especially on the way down. They are not essential though and the walk is manageable without them. It is mostly a personal preference. If you prefer to take the trekking poles with you on the trekking then you can either bring your own pole or buy it from numerous options available in Kathmandu itself.

Yes, if you have a bag of extra clothing for when you return from the trekking, you will be able to store it safely in Kathmandu at Sherpa Expedition and Trekking office. Also, the storage facility is provided by most hotels and lodges in Kathmandu or you can also store it in our office for the duration of the trekking.

Our itinerary has been specially tailored to prevent any kind of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) while moving up to higher altitudes. Normally, altitude sickness starts from 3,600 meters and above. You will be trekking at a relatively slow and gradual pace as part of the acclimatization process. Cut off caffeinated, alcoholic and smoking items. Drink at least 4 liters of water a day. Trek slow. Don't skip the acclimatization days. Better to continue with Diamox (if any symptoms show up). Drink Garlic Soup. In the higher elevation, there is less oxygen in the air and this is more so while crossing high passes. Our expert guides will advise you on how to avoid AMS and treat it when/ if required.

Make sure to have both medical and evacuation insurance before coming to Nepal for Manaslu trekking. You should be careful in choosing a policy while traveling to a Himalayan country like Nepal as some insurance companies may make special exceptions for adventure travel. If you are confused about the insurance, please inform us and we will help you. It is usually better to arrange your insurance in your country before travel.

The trekking will be 5-7 hours a day depending upon the landscape and destination.

The trekking will be 5-7 hours a day depending upon the landscape and destination.

It takes 6 to 21 days to complete Manaslu Trek depending upon the mode of transportation and packages of Sherpa Expedition and Trekking offers.

We at Sherpa Expedition and Trekking Team always have the safety, comfort, and satisfaction of our valued customers as our foremost priority at all times, and we assure you a wonderful and unforgettable time with us in our beautiful country. Sherpa team members of Sherpa Expedition and Trekking will be carrying all the necessary gear, equipment, and first aid kits and they have extensive first aid training. If a trekker falls sick on high altitude, the leader will decide whether to continue the trek. In case of emergency, Sherpa Expedition and Trekking have a rescue helicopter to bring you back from the higher elevation. Moreover, Sherpa Expedition and Trekking also provides oximeter to monitor the oxygen level at high altitude and offers regular health check-up facilities.

As Manaslu has recently gained popularity among trekkers, not many facilities are available on the trails. Due to its isolation and off-road trails, the region is not yet connected to the outer world via proper roads. So, you will need to take local buses or hire a private jeep to reach the starting point of the trek to Arughat or Sotikhola. A local bus would cost around US $10 per person whereas a jeep would cost between $150 and $200 each way but is worth the convenience than the packed buses. If you are traveling in a group, the cost can be shared by all and would be around $30 per person. The same rate would apply to your return trip from Tal or Besisahar to Kathmandu.

Sherpa Expedition and Trekking will provide one porter for two trekkers to carry 20 kgs of luggage (maximum 10 kg for each trekker). Please be sure your porters are not overloaded because they do not carry only your equipment but also lift your spirit to reach new heights, and your love, affection, and generosity can be the reason for them to work hard to take you to your destination.

Garlic soup is a must while trekking. Sherpa Expedition and Trekking recommend trekkers to drink green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon ginger tea and drink at least 2-4 liters of water a day. However, it is better to avoid alcohol and alcoholic beverages, caffeinated items, and hot-chocolates at high altitude.

Sherpa Expedition and Trekking also encourage to avoid dairy and cheesy items and strongly suggest not to consume them during the trek. Our packages are suitable for both vegan and vegetarians.

Your guide and porters are a big reason why you got a chance to feel something very few can have. Apart from guiding and carrying your necessities and being mindful of your safety, they want to see you happily succeeded more than anyone like family and help you successfully complete the trek safely. So, your tips reflect gratitude towards them. So, tipping is a recommended culture for porters and guide in Nepal as a gesture of thankfulness.

Sherpa Expedition and Trekking will introduce dozens of shops selling knock-off gear in Kathmandu. You can also barter those gears at the knock-off places but be sure you keep the receipt safely. Moreover, you can rent the needed gears if you do not want to buy them.

You can have WiFi a few places such as Namrung, Lho, Samagaun, Bhimthang, Dharapni, etc.

Most of the tea houses/ lodges have electricity whereby you will be able to charge your iPod or camera batteries. Please note that lodges/tea houses will charge you some extra money for the services. The fee may vary from 1 USD to 3 USD per hour.

We Offer Group Discount

No. Of People Price Per Person
Pax 1 USD 1,450
Pax 2 USD 1,390
Pax 3 USD 1,350
Pax 4 to 6 USD 1,290
Pax 7 to 12 USD 1,150
Pax 13 to 18 USD 1,090
Pax 19 to 24 USD 1,050
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Tony Mancuso


January 1, 2024

Great Manaslu Circuit Trek

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The company had great pre-planned accommodation for all guests and adjustable schedule for the travelers comfort. The trek was incredible, i haven't had so much fun in a long time, i am even thinking of doing some trekking here locally, and planning a trip to the state of Washington. on the last note, I recommend the Nepali tea and "Dal Bhat", which is their traditional food if anyone is going to make the trip to Nepal in the future. Thank you Sherpa Expedition and Trekking Team for a great time and hope to see you guys soon.

Suelen Cristina


November 28, 2023


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Wonderful trails, great guide and all of the permits an logistics were taken care off. Definitely recommend this to anyone who wants an adventurous vacation! Stunning scenery and a real-life adventure. The route can be quite difficult and exposed in places but it is well worth the effort.



November 8, 2023

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The Manaslu circuit trek was spectacular and I would highly recommend doing this tour to anyone, with a Sherpa Expedition and Trekking Team. The scenery was great, the hiking was interesting, it was not too crowded and the cultural exposure was very nice. I had very great experience with the guide provided to me through Sherpa Expedition and Trekking, Dawa. The guide was professional and had a awesome attitude which made spending 2+ weeks alone with him was a real fun

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