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Manaslu circuit trek 12 days Conquer the Great Outdoors: Your Epic Adventure Awaits!

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Manaslu circuit trek 12 days - 12 Days

Trip Facts

Group Size
+2 People above
Trip Grade
Mountain Lodge
Max. Elevation
Bus and Jeep

Trip Highlights

  • Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola 730m.
  • Multiple tribe culture and tradition exploration.
  • Ancient settlement ( Philim, Samagaon, Shamdo).
  • Tibetean Bhotia tribe in upper provience.
  • Breathtaking view of Mt Manaslu 8163m.
  • Base camp visit of 8th highest mountain Mt Manaslu 8163m.
  • Larkya La pass 5200m crossing.

Trip Overview of Manaslu circuit trek 12 days

Manaslu Circuit Trek 12 days is a newly introduced exclusive trekking package in order to facilitate our valuable trekker across the globe who likes to explore this unspoiled wilderness and rich culture province. This journey provides you the tremendous opportunity of exploring the Manaslu region which is jeweled by Mt Manaslu 8163m, a sacred monastery, a Beautiful village, lakes, a River, a waterfall, culture, customs, and tradition. Manaslu region lies inside the Manaslu conservation area which was established in 1998 in order to conserve and protect wildlife habitats and nature conservation. This isolated territory was opened to the outside world in 1991 Ad which was banned for foreigners before that.  Analyzing the provision of limited holidays globally we have crafted this short and sweet journey for you.

The Manaslu circuit trek 12 days starts in Kathmandu where we take a bus to Sotikhola 730m where we spend overnight. Sotikhola is a small settlement situated on the bank of the river Budigandaki mostly inhabited by the Gurung tribe people who are one of the major tribes from the Manaslu region famous for their culture, custom, tradition, and way of living. The trail traverses mostly through the bank of river Budhigandaki which originates from Mt Manaslu 8163m. Along the trail, we pass through many villages inhabited by Gurung and Magar people whereas the upper province is inhabited by Bhotia people who are the descendants of Tibetan ancestor who speaks one of the Tibetan dialects. These people are the treasure of this journey while they are very rich in culture, customs, tradition, and way of living. Shamagaun 3500m and Shamdo 3800m are some of the highland settlements from this region which is absolutely worth exploring. The highest elevation of this journey is Larkya La 5200m pass which is the major attraction of this journey as well.

Manaslu Circuit trek 12 days is one of the best trekking journeys through unspoiled territory which is no doubt the best virgin trekking route. For this trekking, the trekking group should be 2 or more and this is a semi-restricted area so the permit should be organized in Kathmandu with a passport. You need to have a permit for the Manaslu conservation area, Semi restricted area permit, an Annapurna conservation area, and a Tims card (Trekker information management system). It is not possible to do this trek independently thus you should buy this trip from a government-registered agency. Tourist link trek is one of the veteran operators with the motto of “Trekking for all” so always appreciate hearing from you.


In the early morning, we go to Machhapokhari to catch the bus to Sotikhola. The bus goes through hilly terrain which is a scenic drive and a wide chance to multi-culture people along the drive. The bus will stop several times along the journey. We stop halfway for launch at the place called Jimire.

We commence the trekking journey at 8:00 am after having breakfast. The trail goes through the bank of river Budhigandaki having facets of a sheer cliff with lush green forest. We pass through several small villages where we are accompanied by beautiful smiling inhabitants. Mourning and sparkling river Budhigandaki energizes the entire day. We stop halfway for launch at Lapubesi 884m.

The journey starts after having an energetic breakfast. The trail goes through the bank of river Budhigandaki crossing through a suspension bridge. The trail thraverse through the bottom of a high cliff gorge. We pass through some small settlements inhabited by Gunung and Magar tribespeople. We stop for launch at Dovan which is next to the confluence of river Budhigandaki and Dobhan Khola. Jagat is the entry point of the Manaslu region and its quiet a big village. Here we can see Gurung tribe people rich in culture, custom, and tradition.

We start after having breakfast in the morning. The trail goes through the Budhigandaki river gorge surrounded by lush green forest. Today we can see the snowcapped mountain Shringi Himal 7151m towering high above in the zenith. we stop for launch at the place called Pewa by the side of the river. After Pewa the gorge gets wider which enhances your mood.

We start after having breakfast. The walk to Namrung 2630 m is very scenic. We pass through some villages like Magar gaon, Bhi, Prok, and Kwap where we can see indigenous Bhotia people. The last part of the journey is through the lush green forest where big chance to witness musk deer and monkeys. Namrung is medium size village, the valley becomes wider, and becomes more scenic.

The journey starts after having breakfast. The trek is very scenic and surreal surrounded by towering snowcapped mountains. We can see local people working and running lively hood around the village. We stop for launch at Sho 2880m nearby monastery. The scenery is so beautiful so we can see Towering Mt Manaslu 8163m and some other mountains on the left-hand side. The trail gets more pleasant which traverses through the left-hand side of the valley.

We start after having breakfast. The trail is comparatively flat and we have an incredible view of Mt Manalsu along the way. We walk through the monastery where we spent some time visiting the premise. The trail goes through a lush green forest of alpine trees. We reach another village after a mild ascent Shyala 3500m where we spent some time taking launch. The trail gets flat and wide after Shyala. We walk around the village Samagaon 3520m village in the evening which is one of the biggest villages in this region where Tibetan descendent Bhotia people live.

We have a rest day here at Samagaon in order to get acclimatized but it's not a rest day literally. After breakfast, we go for an excursion to Manaslu base camp 4400m. During the hike, we can see an aerial view of Shamagaon village, Birendra lake, Shambo, and Tibetan territory. The close-up view of Mt Manaslu 8163m is very magnificent and breathtaking from the Manaslu base camp. We take a packed launch for this day.

We start early morning after having breakfast. The trail goes through a barren valley surrounded by snowcapped mountains. We cross the river through a wooden bridge. Halfway there is a village called Samdo 3875 where we stop for launch. we continue further crossing the steel bridge. During the trek, we can see the trail to Tibet which is widely used by locals. The trail goes slightly uphill passing Larkya Bazar all the way to Dharmasala 4460m.

We wake up early in the morning around 4:00 am. After having breakfast we commence our journey towards larky- La 5200m. The trail goes passing through the moraine route full of gravel and boulder. We pass through some small lake en route to Larkya la. We stop to celebrate at the top of Larkya La 5200m and continue downhill. The view from Larkya la towards the west is very amazing and breathtaking. We take a packed launch this day. The view of Phunkar lake seen from Larkya hill is amazing. We reach the beautiful village Bhimtang for an overnight stay.

We start early in the morning after breakfast. The trail goes downhill mostly through lush green alpine forest. The scenery is surreal. We can see the southwestern face of Mt Manaslu during the hike. We pass through several villages where we can see local people busy with their household work. The journey is long but beautiful scenery consolidates all pain and strain. We reach Dharapani 1963 m for an overnight stay.

We take a jeep early in the morning after breakfast in order to drive to Besisahar. The drive goes on a gravel road which takes nearly 4 hours. We take the launch at Besisahar and catch a bus to Kathmandu. The bus from Besisahar to Kathmandu takes 6 hours so the total vehicle journey takes 10 hours. After reaching Kathmandu you will attend a dinner meeting organized by Tourist link trek and expedition.

What's included?

  • Airport pick up and drop off by private vehicle
  • Transport Bus from Kathmandu to Sotikhola and Bus from Besishahar to Kathmandu.
  • The best available twin-sharing bed lodge during the trek.
  • Three daily meals (Breakfast, Launch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • Experienced highly skilled, government-authorised English speaking guide.
  • Porter during trekking including his salary, and insurance. Two trekker gets one Porter.
  • Snacks and seasonal fruit during the trek.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag ( To be returned after trip completion)
  • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • All necessary paperwork including Manaslu restricted area permit, Mcap permit, Acap permit, and Tims. ( Please bring 3 passport-size photos )
  • All local government fees and all office service charges.
  • Medical supplies ( First aid kid )
  • Arrangement of Emergency helicopter (Expenses should be paid by your insurance company )

What's not included?

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Snacks and other expenses
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Hot showers during the trek except when in Pokhara and Kathmandu
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Emergency evacuation if required
  • Personal expenses like phone calls, laundry, bar bills, and extra porters
  • Tips and donations for guides and porters.
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extend

Fixed Departures

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Essential Information

Manaslu circuit trek 12 days what you need know?

When to go?

March to May and mid-September to November are ideal times to go on trekking in Nepal. However, you can do the trek throughout the year, excluding harsh winter and heavy monsoon period for better experiences.Read more...

Gear Checklist

Gears and equipment assure your safety and smooth trekking experiences as you enter the Himalayas. With essential equipment, you can add some of the other specific ones which most probably will come handy in the trek. A reliable preparation from your side is a positive step for successful trekking and climbing expedition.Read more...

Food, drinking water and accomodation facilities

The menu for everyday foods gets slimmer with a significant rise in altitude. One can always find a warm tea and basic local staple in the lodges or teahouses operating here. Natural drinking water sources, as well as Drinking water taps, are available throughout the trail. Accommodations might lose even some of the basic facilities as we move higher up in the trails of Himalayas. Read more...

Trip Permit

To enter and trek the protected and restricted segments of Nepal, you will have to take special permits from the government of Nepal for the sole purpose of preserving the people and nature of these areas. Read more...

Altitude sickness

Altitude sickness is one of the primary concern while trekking in the areas of higher altitude. You must be prepared and act quickly if the symptoms appear during the trek. Using some prevention techniques, you can slow down and minimize the symptoms of Altitude sickness up to some extent. Read more...

Physical condition and experience requirements

Different types and levels of trekking might require a certain minimum fitness level to accomplish. With the guides, you can make up for the segments of lacking experience of trekking. Nepal also offers a lot of different varieties of the trek which the trekkers of any age or physical condition can do. Selection of optimal trekking program is best for both parties. Read more...


Weather in the Higher Himalayas is always unpredictable. Regular monitoring and contact help us to be safe from any unforeseen change of weather in most cases. With the presence of a licensed guide, you can take correct destinations and make the most of the trek. Read more...


5 - Excellent Based on 2 Review


Anais Barbier

Very professional, helpful, and qualified. Recommend 100000%

My mum and I did 2 treks with Tourist Link Trek & Expedition: Langtang and Manaslu circuit. Both experiences were amazing. First we planned everything with Hom directly at the Read More ...

Anaelle Hsch

Very good aventure !!

Thanks to Hom and our great guide Nabin! We left at 2 with a guide to do the Manaslu larke pass. Hom had organized everything for us: - lodges -Visa Read More ...
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