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Manaslu Circuit Trek For Backpacker - 11 Days

Trip Facts

Group Size
+2 People above
Trip Grade
Mountain Lodge
Max. Elevation
Not Included
Public Vehicle

Trip Highlights

  • Scenic Drive to Machhakhola.
  • Visit Manaslu Base Camp 4800m
  • Visit Pungen Gompa.
  • Explore the sacred monastery of Lhogaon.
  • Cross Larkya La pass 5106m.
  • Explore the culture of the Nubri tribe.
  • Prok ancient Nubri settelment.
  • Goa unique village exploration.
  • Experience local food and cuising.
  • Experience the hospitality of Nubri tribe.

Trip Overview of Manaslu Circuit Trek For Backpacker

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The Manaslu Circuit Trek for Backpackers is a unique trekking experience that offers a refreshing escape from the more crowded trails of Annapurna and Everest. This exclusive trek, crafted by Tourist Link Trek & Expedition, allows backpackers to explore the untouched beauty of the Manaslu region while immersing themselves in the rich culture of the Nubri tribe.

Starting with a scenic drive to Machhakhoa, located along the Budigandaki River, the trek takes you through picturesque villages like Jagat, Salleri, and Phillim. As you trek through the Budigandaki Valley, you'll be mesmerized by the sheer cliffs rising from the riverbanks and the unique customs and traditions of the local people.

The journey continues to Namrung, where you can explore ancient monasteries and villages like Lhi Gaon and Shyala. A hike to Pungen Gompa monastery offers a glimpse into the sacred heritage of the region, with stunning views of the surrounding mountains.

As you trek to higher elevations, you'll reach the base camp of Mt. Manaslu at 4800m for acclimatization. The trail then leads to Samdo and Dharmashala, culminating in a challenging crossing of the Larkya La pass at 5106m. The trek concludes in Tilche, where you can take a Jeep back to Beshisahar.

Tourist Link Trek & Expedition has meticulously designed this trekking package to cater to the needs of backpackers and budget travelers. The Manaslu Circuit Trek for Backpackers offers a top-tier trekking experience at an affordable price, ensuring that you get the most out of your journey without compromising on quality.

With stunning views, cultural immersion, and a sense of adventure, the Manaslu Circuit Trek for Backpackers is truly an unforgettable experience. Contact Tourist Link Trek & Expedition today to plan your adventure of a lifetime!


Manaslu Circuit Trek for Backpackers is a newly introduced exclusive trekking package designed to cater to adventurous trekkers from around the world who seek to explore unspoiled wilderness and rich cultural experiences. This journey offers a unique opportunity to explore the Manaslu region, adorned with the majestic Mt. Manaslu towering at 8163m, along with sacred monasteries, beautiful villages, lakes, rivers, waterfalls, and rich local culture, customs, and traditions. The Manaslu region is located within the Manaslu Conservation Area, established in 1998 to conserve and protect wildlife habitats and nature conservation. This once isolated territory was opened to the outside world in 1991, allowing foreigners to explore its beauty.

The Manaslu Circuit Trek for Backpackers begins in Kathmandu, where we take a bus to Machhakhola at 930m, where we spend the night. Machhakhola is a small settlement situated on the banks of the Budigandaki River, predominantly inhabited by the Gurung tribe, known for their rich culture, customs, traditions, and way of living. The trail mostly follows the Budigandaki River, which originates from Mt. Manaslu. Along the way, we pass through many villages inhabited by Gurung and Magar people, while the upper region is inhabited by the Nubri tribe, descendants of Tibetan ancestors who speak one of the Tibetan dialects. These people add immense value to this journey with their cultural richness.

Shamagaun at 3500m and Shamdo at 3800m are some of the highland settlements in this region that are truly worth exploring. The highlight of this journey is crossing the Larkya La pass at 5200m, offering breathtaking views and a sense of achievement. The Manaslu Circuit Trek for Backpackers is one of the best trekking adventures through untouched terrain, making it one of the best virgin trekking routes.

For this trek, the trekking group should consist of 2 or more people, and as this is a semi-restricted area, permits should be obtained in Kathmandu with a passport. Permits required include those for the Manaslu Conservation Area, the Semi-Restricted Area, the Annapurna Conservation Area, and a TIMS card (Trekker Information Management System). Since it is not possible to do this trek independently, it is advisable to purchase this trip from a government-registered agency. Tourist Link Trek is one of the veteran operators with the motto "Trekking for all," and we always appreciate hearing from you.


The first day of the Manaslu Circuit Trek for Backpackers commences with an 8-hour drive to Machhakhola, offering a swift journey through Nepal's diverse landscapes. Machhakhola, situated along the banks of the Budhigandaki River, serves as our overnight stop. This scenic settlement provides a serene environment for trekkers to rest and prepare for the adventure ahead. The drive itself offers glimpses of Nepal's stunning terrain, setting the stage for the trekking experience that lies ahead. Trekkers can expect a smooth and comfortable journey, ensuring a pleasant start to this unforgettable trekking expedition.

The journey begins after breakfast, tracing the Budigandaki River valley through villages such as Khorlabeshi, Chisopani, Thulodhunga, and Yubra, predominantly inhabited by the Gurung ethnic group, renowned for their bravery as Gurkhas. A lunch break is taken at Thulodhunga. The trail leads through a tropical gorge, promising a challenging trek with plenty of sweat. This part of the trek offers a glimpse into the local way of life and the stunning natural beauty of the region, making it a memorable and rewarding experience for backpackers.

Begin your Manaslu Circuit Trek adventure with an early morning start after a hearty breakfast. The trail winds along the scenic Budigandaki River, leading you to the charming village of Sirdibas. Here, you'll cross the river via a suspension bridge and ascend a bit to reach Philim, a bustling village known for its Gurung inhabitants, renowned for their bravery as Gurkha soldiers. The trek continues with lunch at Chisopani, offering stunning views, and then crosses the Budigandaki River again, meandering through the gorge. As you approach Deng, the valley opens up, revealing majestic mountains like Lupuchung and Chachachung along the way.

Start your day after a satisfying breakfast, embarking on a scenic walk to Namrung (2630m). The trail winds through picturesque villages like Rana gaon, Bhi, Prok, and Kwap, which are home to the indigenous Nubri tribe people. As you trek, you'll pass through a lush green forest, providing ample opportunities to spot wildlife such as musk deer, bluesheep and, monkeys. Namrung, a medium-sized village, marks the widening of the valley, offering breathtaking scenic beauty. Immerse yourself in the charm of local communities and the natural allure of the landscape on this tranquil journey.

Begin your journey after a fulfilling breakfast, as the trail gradually ascends, surrounded by surreal snowcapped mountains like Himalchuli, Boudha Himal, Naike peak, and Samdo Peak. Experience local life firsthand as villagers go about their daily activities. Stop for lunch at Lhogaon (2880m) near a monastery, offering breathtaking views of towering Mt. Manaslu (8163m) and adjacent peaks. The trail's left side traverse enhances the pleasant trek, revealing the natural beauty of the valley. Immerse yourself in the serene landscapes and local activities on this picturesque trekking adventure.

Start your day early with a hearty breakfast before heading towards Pungen Gompa, one of the region's most sacred monasteries. The hike offers stunning views of Mt. Manaslu, Boudha Himal, and Himal Chuli. Since you'll return the same way, you only need a day bag, leaving your trekking bag behind. After the hike, enjoy lunch before trekking to Samagaon (3500m), just an hour away. Samagaon is a fascinating village and one of the largest settlements of the Nubri tribe. Here, you'll find traditional houses with granite walls, wooden roofs, and multi-storey structures—ground floors for yaks and livestock, upper floors for people. Immerse yourself in the rich culture and stunning scenery of this unique village.

Today, we begin our journey early in the morning towards Mt. Manaslu Base Camp (4800m), embarking on an adventurous hike that typically spans 7-8 hours. This trek offers a bird's-eye view of the entire valley, including Samagaon, glaciers, and icefalls. Given the length of this hike, we recommend carrying a packed lunch. However, if you prefer alternative activities, we offer several options such as visiting Birendera Lake or taking a leisurely stroll around the village. Remember the mountaineering adage, "Walk higher, sleep lower," emphasizing the importance of gradual acclimatization to prevent altitude sickness. Choose your adventure wisely and immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas.

Begin your journey after a hearty breakfast, heading towards Samdo. The trek winds through pasturelands, where yaks roam freely and yak herders' shelters dot the landscape. Upon reaching Samdo, enjoy a well-deserved lunch before embarking on a hike towards the Tibetan border. This day offers a short and pleasant trek, allowing you to savor the beauty of the surroundings without exerting yourself too much. Immerse yourself in the serene landscapes and enjoy this short but sweet trekking experience.

We start journey after a hearty breakfast. The trail meanders through barren pasturelands, offering glimpses of grazing yaks. As you trek, enjoy breathtakingly close views of Samdo peak, Manaslu North, and Naike peak. After some time, you'll arrive at Larkya Bazar, where houses are constructed for trading goods and commodities brought from Tibet. This leg of the journey provides a unique glimpse into the local trading culture. Immerse yourself in the rugged beauty of the terrain and soak in the sights of this enchanting region.

We begin our journey at 4:00 AM, energized by a warm cup of tea and a hearty breakfast. The trail unfolds gently uphill, leading us towards the majestic Larkya La at 5106 meters. As we ascend, the path meanders through a moraine route, offering glimpses of immense debris piles comprised of rocks, sand, and boulders. After about 4 hours of trekking, we reach the pinnacle of Larkya La pass, a moment of triumph that calls for celebration and a few memorable photographs. The panoramic vista of the Himalayas from this vantage point is simply awe-inspiring. Annapurna II, Himlung, and Tatna peak are among the prominent peaks that grace the horizon, painting a picture of nature's grandeur.

Our descent leads us towards Phedi, where we pause for some well-deserved refreshments. The trail then winds its way to Bhimtang at 3700 meters, our resting place for the night. Here, amidst the tranquil mountain surroundings, we settle in for a peaceful overnight stay, rejuvenating our spirits for the adventures that lie ahead.

We embark on our journey early in the morning, fortified by a satisfying breakfast. The trail descends, offering a captivating journey through picturesque landscapes. This day promises a swift change in scenery, with each step revealing new and beautiful vistas. Passing through charming villages like Chauri Kharka, Surke, Goa, and Tilche, we are immersed in the unique culture and traditions of the Gurung and Manangis ethnic groups. Influenced by Buddhism, the communities along the way adorn the path with stupas and monasteries, adding a spiritual dimension to our trek.

After traversing the high stretches of terrain, we finally arrive at Dharapani, our resting place for the night. Here, amidst the warm hospitality of the locals, we celebrate the success of our journey, reflecting on the memories we've created and the experiences that lie ahead.

What's included?

  • All necessary permits.
  • All ground transportation.
  • Guide
  • Accommodation during the trek.
  • Sleeping Bag

What's not included?

  • All Meals.
  • Porter.
  • Snacks.
  • Tips for guide and porter.
  • Hot shower and battery charges fee.
  • Extra blanket fee.

Fixed Departures

Sorry, No fixed departure dates availabe, Please request for Private Trip