Manaslu Circuit Trek Adventure - 16 Days

Manaslu Circuit Trek Adventure - 16 Days
Trip Facts
Destination Nepal
Activity Manaslu Treks
Accomodation Hotel/Lodge/Tea House during the trek
Region Manaslu Region
Distance 177km/109.9Miles
Start / End point Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Duration 16 Days
Max. Altitude 5,160m at Larkya la pass
Meals Included All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek
Group size 2 - 30
Best Season Mar, Apri, May, Sep, Oct & Nov.
Trip Code DWT-MT-16
Activity Per Day Approx. 4-6 hrs walking
Transportation Public Transportation from Kathmandu to Sotikhola via Arughat, & Dharapani to Kathmandu via Besisahar
Grade Challenging

Manaslu Circuit Hike Overview

Manaslu Circuit Trek in Nepal is an adventurous classic trek to the untouched region of Nepal, offers an immense opportunity to experience the mountain scenery, beautiful landscapes, river falls, and forests. Experts consider the Manaslu Circuit Trek among the best treks in Nepal. Despite its recent rise in popularity, the Manaslu Trek remains remote and off-the-beaten-path compared to the better-known teahouse treks in Nepal. The trek takes you around Manaslu, the world's eighth highest mountain at (8,156m/26,758ft).

Highlights of Manaslu Circuit

  • A scenic drive from Kathmandu to SotiKhola
  • Views of highest peaks in the world like Mt.Manaslu(8,156m), LamjungHimal, Mt.Annapurna II etc.
  • Trek along the BudhiGanadaki River gorge
  • The highest point on the trek "Larkya La Pass (5,106m/16,751ft)"
  • Rich in biodiversity and natural scenery
  • Captivating flora and fauna
  • Cultural exploration between Hindu’s and Buddhists
  • Possibility of spotting a wild endangered species like Snow Leopard.


  • Private transport to and from our hotel in Kathmandu to Kathmandu’s international airport, Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA).
  • Provide pulse oximeter for blood oxygen saturation level monitor to high altitude.    It is an important indicator to recognize early signs of impending altitude sickness and other potentially health risks.
  • Medical Kit.
  • Arrangement of sleeping bags and down jackets if you do not have your own.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Route Itinerary

The Manaslu Circuit Trek was inaugurated in the year 1992 and it rapidly grew in popularity because of its captivating natural essence, exclusiveness, and untouched beauty. Situated along the border of Nepal and Tibet, we will experience and behold the culture and lifestyle of both Hindus and Buddhists. The off-beaten trails take us through many verdantly rich forests of rhododendron trees blooming beautifully, alpine woods like pine, cedar, birch, and juniper, and delightful meadows.

The Manaslu Trek (or Manaslu Circuit Trek) is a 16-day tea-house trek that circumnavigates the 8th highest peak in the world (8,156m/26,758ft). The trek has all the elements of other treks in Nepal including both Hindu and Buddhist culture, protected wildlife, rhododendrons and wildflowers, raging rivers, precarious bridges, and stunning mountain scenery. The off-beaten trails take us through many verdantly rich forests of rhododendron trees blooming beautifully, alpine woods like pine, cedar, birch, and juniper, and delightful meadows. The breathtaking landscapes of Manaslu trails are recognized as one of the truly great Himalayan treks. Surrounded by the Annapurna’s to the West and Ganesh Himal to the East it is one of the most graceful of the 8,000-meter mountains. Less than two percent of trekkers go to Manaslu which means that even in the high season you will wander in the Himalayas with very little traffic. Manaslu is remote, physically demanding, culturally enriching, and scenically uplifting. The circuit takes you from the steamy lowlands with their terraces of rice and millet, through the mighty gorges of the Budhi Gandaki with its turquoise waters and amazing waterfalls. Suspension bridges here are in a league of their own for both length and height, and the yearly monsoon often washes minor bridges away leaving trekkers to use semi-submerged rocks.

The Manaslu Circuit trek itinerary begins with a scenic drive from SotiKhola via Arughat which nearly takes the entire day. On a subsequent day, our trek commences to Machha Khola (890m/ 2,965 ft). Walking through beautiful forests, climbing onto ridges, walking past rice terraces, and crossing suspension bridges has something to says when you’re wandering aloft in the creation of nature.  After a refreshing trek to Macha Khola, we’ll head towards Doban (1,070 m/3510 ft), passing the Tharo Khola which flows in a rocky cavetto reaching Khorla Besi. Glims of Peaks like Manaslu Himal and Kutang Himal are seen as they beautifully stand their ground. Following the trail the next day we have Philim (1,570 m/5,150 ft) waiting for us for a mesmerizing gleam apex of Singri Himal and Langju Himal. At this point, we’ll just surpass an elevation of 1,800 meters on arriving at Deng (1,860m/6,102 ft), yet another amazing place with Buddhist culture, Monasteries, and Rivers that are considered holy for centuries by the Natives. Deng starts to give us appearances of snow peaks. As we continue trekking, we will be crossing a small village then further-reaching Namrung village where it’s an amazing viewpoint for Ganesh Himal (7,422m) and Mt. Himalchuli (7,893m). Trekking a bit further, we will arrive at the highest village in Budi Gandaki valley the Samagaon village. We will acclimatize at this village the following day and then continue our trek, heading towards Samdo followed by Dharamsala. At this point, we will be rewarded with the astonishing views of Larkya Glacier and the Larkya peak. The challenging trek awaits as we will be trekking around Manaslu crossing the Larkya La Pass (5,106m/16,751ft) eventually reaching Bhimthang then to Gho. Further moving to Dharapani we will pass through fields and villages, following the Annapurna Circuit trek in reverse. On the last day, we will drive back to Besisahar then back to Kathmandu to your respective hotels. Check our official Map down there in the Trip Info section for a better view of your itinerary.

The adventurous Manaslu Circuit trek route is the best choice for an adventurous journey for trekking enthusiasts as it offers not just beautiful scenery of nature and the mountains, but it gives us an insight into two different cultures; Buddhism and Hinduism that bond together. The best part about the Manaslu trek is, it’s relatively inexpensive considering 16 days trek. We at Discovery World trekking provide huge groups discounts if you’re traveling in a group with your friends and families. If you have a group of more than 4 people, 16 days Manaslu circuit trek costs around $1,000 USD which includes Accommodation, Meal (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner), Guides, Porter, First Aid, Water purification tablets, and Certificate of Completion of the trek. 

For further more experience, trekkers may wish to view other options such as 12 Days Around Manaslu Circuit Trek in Nepal who do plan to visit Nepal for a limited period of time or just wants to complete the trek faster. Contact Us for further information at [email protected].

Discovery World Trekking would like to recommend all our valuable clients that they should add an extra day at Kathmandu on weekdays (Not at the weekend) before we start our Manaslu Circuit Trek the next day after for Manaslu special permit process where we need your original Passport with Nepali visa at Immigrant Office Nepal and also for official Briefing as proper mental guidance and necessary information just to have a recheck of equipment and goods for the journey to make sure you haven't forgotten anything and if forgotten, then make sure that you are provided with those things ASAP on that very day at our office. On our way, we'll be traveling on public buses but if you want a bit comfortable ride as the road is not that good we can provide you jeep at some extra cost as simple cars can't go there.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Itinerary

  1. day 1

    Drive from kathmandu to Arughat - then drive to Soti Khola (730 m/2896 ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Driving Hours (160km/99.4 miles) -6-8hrs

    Driving on the Prithvi Highway; occasionally from Kathmandu, we will be exceeded by a beautiful river view of the Trishuli river. From Dhading Bensi, we will be driving to Arughat where the roads will be boisterous. After early morning breakfast, we will prelude our trip with a scenic drive to Arughat, following to Soti Khola. Arughat being a huge settlement is aggregated on both sides of the Budhi Gandaki river connected by a suspension bridge. The next two hours’ drive will take us to Soti Khola. In the first few hours, we will reach Dhading Bensi which is the district headquarters of Dhading (1050m). Manaslu and Ganesh Himal range, small villages following the Budhi Gandaki river. Along the way we will see elegant mountain scenery resembling Mt. In this long drive, we will be stopping for multiple breaks and for lunch as well.

    • Overnight at “ABC Hotel” with attached bathroom.
    • Included all standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).
  2. day 2

    Trek from Soti Khola (730 m/2896 ft) to Machha Khola (890m/ 2,965 ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 9.7 km/6 miles
    Highest Altitude 890m/ 2,965 ft
    Trek Duration 6-7 hrs

    A long travel day bides, as we start to walk to Machha Khola. We will be obstructed by Soti Khola with picturesque views of waterfalls and the tributary. Then we will peripateticism through the lovesome Sal woodland, successive the climb onto a ridge above the vast rapids of the Budhi Gandaki rivulet on the way to Liding (750m). Passing through the unfeeling track, we reach Khursane. Across BudhiGanadaki are the views of Annapurna Circuit between Bahundanda and Syange that are incredible. Soon after, we will be trekking down rice terraces taking us to Lapresi; a Gurung village. The path captures us where the col uncovered up and the Budhi Gandaki roam among extended perplex bars. The imposition maintain down to the tophaceous death bed of the Budhi Gandaki and we travel down to NauliKhola crossing a suspension bridge and yet inbound at Machha Khola

    • Overnight at “Hotel Everest View”
    • Included all standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).
  3. day 3

    Trek from Machha Khola (890m/ 2,965 ft) to Doban (1,070 m/3510 ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 9.5 km/ 5.9 miles
    Highest Altitude 1,070 m/3510 ft
    Trek Duration 4 to 5 hrs

    The trail we journey today has some ups and downs which often drops onto the gravel bars alongside the stream. The trail does become a little resistant at some point. Soon after, we will be crossing the Tharo Khola which flows in a rocky cavetto reaching Khorla Besi. Peaks like Manaslu Himal and Kutang Himal are seen as they beautifully stand their ground. Khorla Besi is a small beautiful Gurung village and is a part of many trekking routes such as the Manaslu Circuit journey and the Tsum Valley trek. After another steep climb, we will reach Tatopani; a hot Spring. Then we climb over a wrinkle, crossing the Budhi Gandaki river over a suspension bridge followed by a wide, well-made staircase over a ridge to Doban. It is a confluence of the ShiarKhola and the SarpuKhola that flows from the eastward and the occident.

    • Overnight at “Doban Guest House”
    • Included all standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).
  4. day 4

    Trek from Doban (1,070 m/3510 ft) to Philim (1,570 m/5,150 ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 13 km/ 8 miles
    Highest Altitude 1,570 m/5,150 ft
    Trek Duration 5-6 hrs

    Our travel age originates with thwarting a delay overbridge successive the eastwards embank scansorial a ragged hard imposition. In approximately, three hours of trekking, we come to Jagat from Doban. Jagat is the item setback item of the Manaslu Conservation Area. As we abide journey, the drag is solemn as it is proven and has unbounded flagstones and mani bulkhead that front flatly fine. This evinces a symptom of Tibetan Buddhist education. After we fretful Jagat, the imposition falls us down to the Dudh Pokhari Khola. We will be interrupting the unfeeling abrupt to a ground of Salleri; the fields of rice and millet. Climbing along the occident escarp of the Budhi Gandaki affluent, we will be wonder by a celebrated prospect of the gleam apex of Singri Himal and Langju Himal to its orientate. Shortly, we will expanse the thorp of Sirdibas. In honest approximately forty-five jot up the procession is Philim; another huge Gurung village.

    • Overnight “Manaslu River View”
    • Included all standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).
  5. day 5

    Trek from Philim (1,570 m/5,150 ft) to Deng (1,860m/6,102 ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 11 km/ 6.8 miles
    Highest Altitude 1,860m/6,102 ft
    Trek Duration 4-5hrs

    The trek today from philim tender a pleasant view of the naturalness. The snow-capped trail will be engrossed us with impressive waterfalls on either side of the valley. As we poll towards the northward, traversing the terraced fields to Ekle Bhatti. We enter a steep, deserted gorge and then we descend down to the grasslike land incline with lofty pine trees thwarting the Budhi Gandaki overbridge. As we travel along the occident bank, we will see the Shar Khola and the Tsum Valley that connect the Budhi Gandaki on the opposite bank. The trail takes us to the occidental side where the valley ultimately widens and we have a pleasing walk through the bamboo sylvan to Deng.

    • Overnight at “Windy Valley Lodge”
    • Included all standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).
  6. day 6

    Trek from Deng (1,860m/6,102 ft) to Ghap (2,250 m/7382 ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 11.5 km/ 7.14 miles
    Highest Altitude 2,250 m/7,382 ft
    Trek Duration 4-5hrs

    Followed by a seasonable morning break one's fast, we will escalate up to Bihi Phedi stepping the Sringi Khola that promontory westward up the Budhi Gandaki. As we attend the imposition upstream of Deng affluent, we will be coming across a little town include four dwellings. As we persevere our travel with furthermore elevated scale and upwards and downs in the woodland, we will care a course with mani partition and chortens that precedence us to Ghap. This is an omen of Tibetan Buddhist education. The mani partition in Ghap has a richly ornamental sculpture that compels it to seem so delightful and absorbing. The educate lifestyles and the tribe in Ghap are fully selfsame to the Tibetan lifestyle

    • Overnight at “Lama Hotel”
    • Included all standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).
  7. day 7

    Trek from Ghap (2,250 m/7,382 ft) to Namrung (2,660 m/8,727ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 9 km/5.5 miles
    Highest Altitude 2,660 m/8,727ft
    Trek Duration 4-5hrs

    From Ghap, our destination for today will be Namrung. We will take the march via the Prok town. This town is a surprising standpoint for a few points such as the SiringiHimal. It gives an astonishing sight and trekkers often restrain in this town for a while to seizure this consideration. We pass underneath a capacious overhanging cliff, and misfortune the Budhi Gandaki a few clocks ensuing the tree radiate in a sylvan that have fledgling and animals intercept Danphe or pheasant; Nepal’s public fledgling and a group of grey Langur marmoset. We will also be pedestrian through an unmixed forest of a fir tree, flowering rosebay and bamboos eventually gain Namrung through a stone archway. Namrung is an elegant dorp with a graphic struggle of buildings

    • Overnight at “Namrung Guest House” with attached bathroom.
    • Included all standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).
  8. day 8

    Trek from Namrung (2,660 m/8,727ft) to Lho (3,180m/10,433 ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 11km/6.8miles
    Highest Altitude 3,180m/10,433 ft
    Trek Duration 5-6hrs

    We oblique the stiff overbridge over Budhi Gandaki as we chase the footway lined with households that is broadcast with cultured fields. As we begin the upper Nupri, the idiom changes to Tibetan. The pursue has mani rampart which a beautifully carven as the Tibetan educate stands out. We journey through the woodland of firs, rhododendrons and oaks, promptly after, exceeding through a stone arch and entering the Lihi exhibit; the extraordinary workmanship of this neighborhood. As the exaltation grows, our trekking with the appearance of pry like Mt. Manaslu and Naike Peak (5,515m). Shortly, we will cross a small stream that will lead us to Lho. Lho is a major league settlement with a monastery, a rough cobble archway at the entrance, and chortens and immense mani wale denoting the Tibetan civilization.

    • Overnight at “Hotel Majestic” with attached bathroom.
    • Included all standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).
  9. day 9

    Trek from Lho (3,180m/10,433 ft) to Samagaun (3,530m/11,581 ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 17.2 km/10.6 miles
    Highest Altitude 3,530m/11,581 ft
    Trek Duration 4-5hrs

    From Lho today we’ll be enjoying the surprising survey of many mountains on the passage. We will be excessively the torpidness gate and a long mani testicle bailey of the clachan as we get to see the Ngadi Chuli; Peak 29 (7,879), HiunChuli (7,893m) forth of us in Shyala village. From Shyala, the passing takes us up and easily after down to the affluent that originates from the glacier of Pungyen. Following the side moraine of the Pungyen glacier, we vanish through many chortens and monasteries with enormous prayer compass. The hiking gradually increases and becomes challenging as we cross the crest and trek in and out of the gulch of ThosangKhola. Descending down into a rock-strewn moraine across the defense, we emerge into an edge that examines the widespread fields of Samagaon

    • Overnight at “Hotel Manaslu” with attached bathroom.
    • Included all standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).
  10. day 10

    Rest Day in Samagaun

    In this long journey, we acclimatize at Samagaon to adjust to the thin air as we are at a higher elevation. We will not stay idle but will explore this village of Buddhist culture. We will be noticing the lifestyles of the locals and experiencing their culture. Additionally, we have other explorations planned as well. The options include to hike to the Manaslu Base Camp or continue to Birendra Lake and then climb the ridge to Pungyen Monastery. This monastery is in the south of Samagaon which is about two and a half hours’ hike. It is hidden behind the ridge in front of Manaslu and gives us a tremendous view of the glaciers. Birendra Tal is a glacial lake at 3,450m where ice blocks tumble into the lake with thunder displays. Samagaon is indeed an interesting place for acclimatization

    • Overnight at “Hotel Manaslu” with attached bathroom.
    • Included all standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).
  11. day 11

    Trek from Samagaun (3,530m/11,581 ft) to Samdo (3,875m/12,713 ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 8.2 km/ 5 miles
    Highest Altitude 3,875m/12,713 ft
    Trek Duration 3-4 hrs.

    The trek today is comparatively more interesting and pleasant. We will be crossing the pasture areas and ascending to the valley. The trail leads us to forests with juniper and birch where we enjoy the beauty of nature. As we reach down the Budhi Gandaki river, we will be crossing the wooden bridge over it and climb up steeply across the river. We will be getting an amazing view of the mountains, especially Manaslu as we will be reaching Samdo, which is a Tibetan refugee village. Upon reaching Samdo, we will also explore the village and the surrounding hills

    • Overnight at “Yak Hotel”
    • Included all standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).
  12. day 12

    Trek from Samdo (3,875m/12,713 ft) to Dharamsala (4,480m/14,698 ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 11.7 km / 7.2 miles
    Highest Altitude 4,480m/14,698 ft
    Trek Duration 3-4 hrs.

    With an exciting day ahead, we walk down the edge through fields and old mani walls, crossing the wooden bridge over the BudhiGanadaki river. We begin walking upward of the valley. We will be noticing the mani walls and the prayer flags hung on the route, signifying the closeness of the Larkya La Pass. After crossing two streams, we will witness the Larkya Glacier which is unquestionably magnificent. As we enjoy the view, we further trek around the valley of SalkhaKhola and climb up again reaching the stone guest house (4,450m). The stone guest house is not a lodge but it is a kind of shelter better known as Dharamsala or Larkya La Phedi. Today’s day would be a gratifying day as we will get an amazing view of the Larkya Glacier and the amazing view of Mt. Manaslu is a great angle. The short trek today gives us plenty of time later onwards to acclimatize and relax.

    • Overnight at “Dormitory /Tent”
    • Included all standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).
  13. day 13

    Trek from Dharamsala (4,480m/14,698 ft) to Bhimtang (3,720m/12,205ft) by crossing Larkya la Pass (5,160m/16,929ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 24.7 km/15.3 miles
    Highest Altitude 5,160m/16,929ft
    Trek Duration 7-8 hrs

    The exciting part of the journey awaits us, as we will be trekking around the Manaslu circuit crossing the Larkya La Pass (5,100m). After early morning breakfast, we will leave Dharamsala as it will be a whole day trek. The weather is the most important factor, it will decide if the trek becomes more challenging as strong winds and a storm could possibly occur. We being by crossing the moraine, descending down to a small lake. The trail begins to be rough and unclear as we have to cross the south of a steep grassy slope. Our route stays on the moraine to an edge which is marked by two landmarks. The prayer flags mark that the route is visible so that we can continue trekking. Carefully trekking, we will descend to four frozen lakes then finally climbing a steep trail to the pass. The four frozen lakes look undeniably striking. From the past, we get outstanding panoramic views of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kang Guru, and the great Annapurna II. As we live in the moment and admire the beauty of nature, the trail takes us to the top of the moraine, heading to the west and making steep, rough bends. We further cross the moraine then descend gently to another grassy moraine at 4,450m. As we have descended, the trail becomes easier to walk in, and then we reach a small meadow. The valley begins to widen as we near the large meadow, mani walls, and small houses that indicate we have reached Bhimthang

    • Overnight at “Punkar Guest House” with attached bathroom.
    • Included all standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).
  14. day 14

    Trek from Bhimtang (3,720m/12,205ft) to Gho (2,550 m/8,367 ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 10 km/ 6.2 miles
    Highest Altitude 3,720m/12,205ft
    Trek Duration 4-5hrs

    After a Time of a challenging journey, the pursue begins to variegate to the crystal current and the promontory water of the Dudh Koshi river. We will be contradicting the wooden bridge then through a dense pine sylvan where we will get a sight of the blooming rhododendron flowers with a diversity of ensign. This is flower versed at a leap. A wide range of animals and birdwatch are seen in the sylvan as well such as sheep, horses, jackanapes, etc. We then trial a landslide making a precipice escalade onto an edge ornamented with prayer flags. Above the Marsyangdi bottom, we can see the culminate of the mountain, Lamjung. After a perambulate to the river bank, we will lastly arrive at Gho

    • Overnight at “Nirvana Guest House” with attached bathroom.
    • Included all standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).
  15. day 15

    Trek from Gho (2,550 m/8,367 ft) to Dharapani (1,910m/6,266ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 6 km/ 3.7 miles
    Highest Altitude 2,550 m/8,367 ft
    Trek Duration 3-4 hrs.

    As we have been descendent, the imposition now is basically downhill. We will be trekking through many fields and pastures. We will remark that the beautiful prime rosebay is broadcast everywhere along with oak timber. Soon after, we arrive at Tilje which is an abundant Gurung settlement. This village is famous and well known for Brandy. After farewelling the wick via an insensibility arch, we will cross the Dudh Koshi anabranch following its embank and migration declivous through a scrub forest. While journey, the walls of the Marsyangdi valley emerge massive and we follow the course of the Annapurna circumambulate journey but in reverse. We will moderately be securement glance of the inn in Dharapani from a discrepancy. After the last difficulty of crossing the stiff overbridge, exceedingly the chortens, and another long stop overbridge, we will reach Dharapan

    • Overnight at “Heavan Guest House”
    • Included all standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).
  16. day 16

    From Dharapani (1,910m/6,266ft) We’ll Drive to Besisahar (760 m/2,493 ft) - then drive back to Kathmandu.

    Itinerary Facts
    Driving Hours 224km/139miles
    Highest Altitude 1,910m/6,266ft)

    Today we will be on the road the whole day. After early morning breakfast, we leave Dharapani to Besishar on a local jeep or a bus which will approximately take about six to seven hours. The drive will be scenic as we will pass many villages, Marsyangdi river, bhulbhule town, and Khudi. According to the schedule, we should be reaching Besisahar at least before 3 pm so that we can catch the last bus to Kathmandu. In case the time is not favorable to us, we will have to extend a day in the itinerary. After catching a bus that takes us back to Kathmandu, we will be getting the sight of the Marsyagdi river meeting the Trishuli river as we head west on the Prithivi Highway. The drive has many beautiful and natural scenery that pleases our eyes with terraced lands a last few glimpses of the peaks.

    • Overnight at your own selected hotel at Kathmandu.
    • Included all standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch ).

What is Included in Manaslu Circuit Trek Tour Package ?

  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Arughat to soti khola (trek start) and from Dharapani(trek end) to Kathmandu by public bus.
  • All Standard Meals (16 Lunches, 15 Dinners and 16 Breakfasts) during the trek.
  • Accommodations: Seven nights room with private attached bathroom at Sotikhola, Namrung, Lho, Samagaun(2N), Bhimtang and Gho. eight nights standard room at Machha Khola, Doban, Philim, Deng, Ghap, Samdo, Dharamsala, and Dharapani(Generally twin Sharing room)- 15 Nights
  • Government License holder English Speaking Discovery World Trekking experienced and qualified trek leader,(12 or above trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and porter to help trekkers luggage. (2 trekkers:1 porter "9 kg per trekker max limit")
  • Coverage of Guides and Porters, Their meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation, and other necessary equipment
  • Manaslu special permit with Conservation Area Permit, and Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) fees
  • Water purification tablets for safe drinking water
  • Snacks (cookies) and Seasonal fresh fruits every day
  • All government, Local taxes and official Expenses
  • Assistance in arranging rescue operation in case of complicated health condition (funded by travel insurance)
  • Souvenir - A company's T-shirt & Cap
  • Discovery World Trekking’s appreciation of certificate after the successful trek
  • Farewell Dinner at the end of the trek
What is Excluded?
  • International flight airfare
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees for multiple Entries on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport- (15 days - $25-30, 30 days- $40-50 and 90 days- $100-110)
  • Excess baggage charges (Limit is 9 kg per Person)
  • All Accommodation and meals in Kathmandu, before and after we start our journey
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival or late departure, early return from the trek.
  • Personal expense (shopping, snacks, boil bottle water, hot and cold drinks, hot shower, Alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee), extra porters etc
  • Personal clothing and gear
  • Travel insurance which has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation compulsory
  • Tips for guide and porters (Recommended by the Culture)
  • Additional costs or delays caused by out of management control, for example, landslide, weather condition, itinerary modification due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes etc.
  • All the costs and expenses which are not listed in "cost includes" will be counted as Excludes

Official Manaslu Circuit Trek Map & Route

Route Map

Equipment lists for Manaslu Circuit Trek

It is recommended to carry the basic clothing and accessories needed for the trek. The followings are suggestions that should be brought, although we understand that our clients have their own preference of clothing. Porters will be carrying the main luggage which should not exceed more than 20kg. Equipment can be hired in Kathmandu as well.


  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Winter hat or insulating hat or Wide brimmed hat
  • Headlight with extra batteries


  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglass with UV protection
  • Face/body wipes


  • Light weight gloves
  • Heavy weight winter gloves


  • Hiking shirts
  • Long sleeved shirt
  • Hooded rain jacket
  • Fleece jacket
  • Light weight cotton pants
  • T- Shirt (bring Light weight wool)
  • Polypropylene underwear
  • Down jacket (available in rent in Kathmandu)
  • Sweater
  • Water proof jacket and pants

Foot wear

  • Hiking Boots
  • Thick wool socks (Take an extra pairs of thick light socks)

Essential gear

  • Backpack or daypack (Size depends on whether you take porter or not).
  • Thermal bottle
  • Water purification
  • Trekking pole
  • Sleeping bag (-15 bag is best in the high-altitude trekking)


  • Medium size drying towel
  • Tooth brush
  • Tooth paste
  • Deodorant floss
  • Bio degradable bar soap
  • Nail clippers
  • Small mirror

Personal accessories

  • Money
  • Watch
  • Cell phone
  • Camera

Extra items

  • First aid kit
  • Extra passport photos and photocopies of passport
  • Notebook and pen
  • Binoculars

Manaslu Circuit Trek Cost, Accomodation, Best Time & Info

Why Manaslu Circuit Trek in Nepal is one of the Best trip to Join

Manaslu trek, untouched trails of Nepal where you can explore many wonders of Nature which are probably not explored yet. Manaslu being quite an unpopulated place makes it easier to decide to hike where you'll be aloft and in natural social distancing for sure. We also need to take certain precautions just to make everything is always in control and for that, we're more than just Prepared. Here are a few things which we've on our belt already.
Apart from Geographical safety, Discovery World Trekking has taken precautions in following things to make travel as safe as possible making the most out of it without any worry!

  • Our guides are well trained with Intensive wilderness First Aid
  • Trek leaders and guides have years of trekking experience who can help you if there is any kind of uneasiness and assure happiness & satisfaction is guaranteed.
  • We'll have High-quality masks & Gloves with sanitizers for everyday use throughout the journey for the DWT team assisting you.
  • Encouragements and motivation will be everyday perks
  • Food & Accommodation in mountains will be rechecked for extra hygiene.

The beginning of the journey towards Manaslu Circuit Route

The beginning of the journey towards the Manaslu Circuit Route is your arrival day in Nepal. On the second day, we need to apply for the restricted area permit to Manaslu. In the meantime, we conduct a trek briefing, guide introduction, and equipment checklist. On the third day, we drive to Sotikhola via Arughat for the start of the trek.

Local Transportation (KTM to Arughat, Soti Khola, then Dharapani to Besisahar back to Kathmandu) is included in the package; private jeep is available at an extra cost

Don't Worry, We'll Pick You

We offer a complimentary Kathmandu TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport) airport pick up and drop off service. Upon your arrival, you are welcomed and greeted at your arrival gate (Holding your name on the company pamphlet) by our representative member from Discovery World Trekking, then transfer to your selected hotel in Kathmandu. For departure transfer, we will come to pick you up at your stay hotel in Kathmandu and take you to the airport for your international flight.

Accommodation Details During The Manaslu Circuit itinerary

Accommodation Details During The Manaslu Circuit itinerary includes fifteen nights lodge to lodge stay at a mountain where we use the best available lodge and select the best accommodation during the trekking. We provide seven nights room with a private attached bathroom at Sotikhola, Namrung, Lho, Samagaun(2N), Bhimtang, and Gho. eight nights standard room at Machha Khola, Doban, Philim, Deng, Ghap, Samdo, Dharamsala, and Dharapani.

Three nights Hotels in Kathmandu before and after the trek is required which is not included in the package. Kathmandu has a wide range of hotels for all budgets and your interest. We prefer your choice.

Hot showers, Wi-Fi will be available at an extra cost in possible places.

The Meals During The Manaslu Trek

The Manaslu Circuit Trek in Nepal is all over high elevations near the world’s 8th highest peak which means your body needs enough carbohydrate, protein, nutrition as food is fuel for the body to hike on such humongous Himalayan trails. The meal on this trek is very convenient but not as in cities.

There will be 16 Breakfasts, 16 Lunch, and 15 Dinners will be provided in the trek.

Some of the popular menu items are -

sixteen breakfasts - ( Oatmeal, Corn Flakes, French toast with Jam, Butter, Cheese, and Honey Tibetan bread or Chapati Local tsampa porridge, Hashed brown eggs, Varieties of eggs (Omelets) Pancakes Muesli Breads Fruits and Vegetables Hot drinks like varieties of teas and coffees Hot chocolates, etc)

sixteen lunch - (Dhal, Bhat & Tarkari (Dal Bhat power 24 hours) Tibetan Bread Various Soups items Sherpa Stew Steaks Sandwiches Momo (dumplings) Macaroni dishes Tenduk Spaghetti Noodles Thukpa Pasta Vegetable curry Potatoes items Vegetable and salad Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed) Snakes (Papad, Prawn) Desserts items (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), etc)

Fifteen dinners -( Dhal, Bhat & Tarkari Tibetan Bread Various Soups items Sherpa Stew Steaks Sandwiches Momo (dumplings) Macaroni dishes Tenduk Spaghetti Noodles Thukpa Pasta Vegetable curry Potatoes items Vegetable and salad Pizza (, Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed) Snacks (Papad, Prawn) Korean Raman Desserts items (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), Hard Drinks Steaks, etc.)are available on the menu during the trek.

The best selected from the menu of the lodge which will be fresh, hygienic, tasty, and nutritious. The menu is a combination of traditional local, Asian, and western cuisine almost everywhere but as we go up close, the menu list will be shorted. We highly recommend liquids green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, ginger tea and garlic soup(must), etc. at high altitude and also the fresh vegetable items for health benefit.

Tho plenty of non-veg items will be available we won’t recommend any of them because the meat in such places is not hygienic and healthy during the trek. We highly encourage to avoid dairy and cheesy items and strongly suggest not to consume Alcoholic drinks, caffeinated items, hot chocolates as experts suggest to avoid such items during such high elevation treks.

All Personal Bills (Alcoholic Drinks, Hot and Cold Drinks) in tea house/ Lodges or in cafe except Standard Meals(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with seasonal fruits) are excluded from Package.

Best Time for Manaslu Circuit Trek

Best Time for Manaslu Circuit Trek is dependent on Weather and temperature factors for the best season of the Manaslu trek in Nepal. March to May, September to November is the most energetic season for Manaslu trek.
Heavy snowfall in the winter season from December until February closed the lodge at Dharamsala, makes it difficult to cross Larkya La Pass.  From June to August is the rainy season. We do not recommend trekking in the winter and rainy seasons to anyone.

Manaslu Trek in March to May - Spring

This is the best time of the season to trek in the Manaslu Circuit Trek in Nepal. The weather is very favorable through the trek. Stunning views of Mt. Manaslu and glaciers will be seen. Temperatures may start increasing from the mid of March and with clear skies, snow mountains will be seen at their best. In April & May, low land start getting hot, high in the mountain is neither cold nor hot in the daytime. Nighttime is comparatively colder than daytime. Many trekkers often succeed in their expedition at this time. On the journey, the rhododendron flowers will be blooming at its best with a variety of colors. in upper mountains (Lho, Samagaun, Samdo, Dharmasala, till Bhimtang) up to Max 18°C at daytime to min -4°C at night and morning degree celsius.

Manaslu Trek in September to November - Autumn

This is also one of the perfect seasons for the Manaslu trek in Nepal. This season is the peak of tourists due to the favorable weather. As the monsoon slowly ends, a perfect trekking climate sets itself. The temperature goes up to 20 degrees in the daytime and falls down to - 6 degrees during the nighttime. This season is when trekkers enjoy trekking the most, with a clear sky, and an amazing view of the mountains. It is highly recommended as it’s the best time for the Manaslu Circuit trek in Nepal, usually between mid-September to end. Tourists in this season are also attracted by the main festival of Nepal; Dashain and Tihar. As winter slowly begins, snow falls begin in the Manaslu region and it eventually tough to trek. Nights will start to get colder. November is the busy season as it is the clearest month with sparkling days. The daytime temperatures are very stable and constant and due to this, the view of the clear blue sky and the mountain is phenomenal. From December, the temperature starts to get cold and begins to snow.

The weather in the Mountain region can be unpredictable and the temperature may change quickly from day to night.


Altitude sickness in high mountain journey is a common problem being faced by most of the trekkers during the trek; its symptom is preventable and needs immediate treatment after severely affected. It might be a life-threatening situation if its symptom is left ignored. As per the itinerary, from Samagoun3530m/11581 ft, we spend four to five nights over 3500m. Dharamsala 4480m/14698ft is the highest point of the trek. The symptom of altitude sickness is the most likely to occur only from the elevation of 3500m. Our 16 Days Manalsu Circuit Trek itinerary is designed to prevent mountain sickness, starting the trek from Sotikhola, 730 m above the sea level, continue hiking up seven days in reaching Samagaun which provides plenty of time for our body to adjust automatically with existing high elevation. Moreover, for a proactive approach, we ascend slowly but gradually, take a day rest in Samagaun and drink plenty of water each and every day. We can make successful Larkya La Pass without any problem. Your health and safety is the first priority and we guarantee that we will not compromise on it at any cost. In case you have been rigorously affected, the only cure would be to descend immediately. Also, it is important to know that your group leader has the definitive response to decide whether you can continue the trek based on your overall health conditions.

Manaslu Trek Trip Grade: Fitness level | Medical Advice & Health Requirements

Manaslu Trek Trip Grade is a challenging yet rewarding trek. Per day hiking in low land ranges from 5 to 7 hours, in high land from 3 to 4 hours. Hiking in high elevation is difficult than in low elevation due to altitude. To cross 5,160m Larkya la pass is challenging, proactive preparedness regarding physical fitness is required-the ability to walk 4 to 6 hours a day. Previous trekking experience would be an additional advantage. Normal fit and novice trekkers can join and achieve this trek. However, the fitter we are, the more enjoyable experience we will have during the trek. We recommend doing a morning walk, cycling or gym, etc at least 30 minutes a day on regular basis for a month before joining this trip. Trekking at the destination is reasonably comfortable, taking regular breaks where we admire the mountain views. The trek routes involve long climbs, steep descents, and a steep forward trail in the rocky paths and the forests as well. This trek is not recommended to those who suffer from sensitive medical conditions such as heart or lung disease.

Manaslu Trek in Group | Private Tours in Manslu Region

Manaslu Circuit Trek in Group will be generally 2 to maximum up to 30 people on the trek -led by a leader guide and a porter for every two trekkers,  an assistant guide for a group of 12 or above people. The price of a group discount is applied to having your own paxes in your group. We are able to lead and handle any size of the participants in a group. Solo trekker can take a part in our group joining trek but is not allowed to get entry special permit for private trek for Manaslu area, at least two person is required to obtain it due to restricted area. So we do not organize a private trip for a solo traveler in the Manaslu Circuit trek in Nepal.


A typical day on the Manaslu trek

A typical day on the Manaslu trek will be rewarded with a unique experience of trekking, climbing in the ring scenery, taking photos, and exploring the local villages. During the expedition, we are accompanied by experienced, friendly, and qualified expert Sherpa’s sharing of information and historical facts about the places as we trek. We will also be accompanied by the porters who carry our luggage. However, we will be carrying our small regular day bag pack of necessary items. The day starts with an early morning hot cup of tea/coffee. After packing our bags and gorging on a wholesome breakfast, we set off on the day’s walk around 7 AM to 8 AM, depending on the duration and nature of the day’s walk. After trekking for three to four hours, lunch will be served around midday on the route to the next destination and we continue after about an hour of rest. The afternoon walk is generally shorter; about two to three hours. Once we reach our overnight lodge/tea house/tent, we snack on the extra dietary food. We will have free time to explore nearby places. Dinner is served around 6 PM to 7 PM. After dinner and before going to bed, we indulge in friendly conversations and discuss the experience of that day. The expedition leader/guide will brief us about the next day’s plan. After this briefing, we enjoy onboard games like monopoly, cards, and watch available mountaineering documentaries. Most of the foreigners indulge in light and fun learning of Nepalese language from our crew or read books before heading off to bed for a well-deserved sleep.

Communication on Manaslu Circuit trek in Nepal

On the Manaslu circuit Trek, the use of internet service will be available at the lodges with some extra service charge. You can contact your family and friends via the lodges, but once we reach high altitudes communication will be through the phone for safety purposes.

We'll communicate with all our valuable clients through our leader at least once a day to make sure you're fine, safe, feel right, and have everything up there. You'll always be connected to Kathmandu's DWT office for any kind of help during the trek. Also, depending on the kind of network you use, there will be a signal but not very strong before the high altitude. At your request, we can provide you with a separate local sim card (Most of the places have wifi service available at an extra cost) for good access to connect.

Normally Wi-Fi works every part of the trek in lodge/lodges which will be provided with an extra cost.

Extra personal expenses on trekking

Discovery World Trekking tries to provide all extra expenses excluded from the package. Meals and accommodations in Kathmandu are up to our clients themselves as all kinds of hotels/lodges (both luxury & budget) can be booked easily online or even we can do it on request. All our valuable clients will have to bring personal spending money with them to cover costs of accommodations in Kathmandu, visa process, travel insurance policy purchase, beverages, snacks for the trek, hot and cold drinks, tips to the trekking crew members, souvenirs, etc. We recommend bringing cash (dollars) which can be changed to rupees here cause during the trek only Nepalese currency is accepted.

Electricity and battery recharge, water on trekking

Throughout the lodges at Manaslu Circuit Trek, electricity for the camera and mobile battery recharge is available at an extra cost in all lodges. Most of the lodges have hydroelectricity and some of them have used solar panels. Water during the trek, you can buy either packed mineral water from local lodges and en route shop or filling boiled water at an extra cost. A water purification pill is will be provided to make water drinkable.

You shouldn't drink water from river, tap, well up there cause it might not be drinkable as it seems

Travel Insurance Policy

This trip grade is ranked the challenging difficult as it entails the risk of high altitude trekking, potential altitude sickness, and other unforeseen events including sudden climate changes.

Travel insurance is a significant part of our booking condition for The Manaslu circuit trek. All the members of trekking must provide a copy of their comprehensive travel insurance policy certificate to Discovery World Trekking. The policy must cover medical and emergency repatriation inclusive of helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at high altitudes (up to 6000m) for trekking members.

We can recommend insurance companies to help you but we don’t directly get involved in the sale of the insurance policy. Members can be refused to be included in the trekking based on insufficient, improper, or absence of travel insurance policy.

Trekking members are kindly requested to send their detailed insurance information once they book for the trekking. In case of emergency situations, we will be using the insurance policy and informational documents you sent us. This will help us arrange a quick and effective rescue operation, transfer for emergency medical help, etc. Please ensure that the insurance company includes the cost incurred for mountain rescue service at the highest elevation of the trekking.

Before you buy travel insurance (Don't just believe them what they say in their website) make sure you call them and recheck if they have Heli-rescue and evacuation up to 6000m according to your trekking height.

Nepal Tourist Visa information for Manaslu Trek

All foreigners except Indians, require a visa to enter Nepal. Visa is available on arrival at the Tribhuvan international airport. Visa can be extended at the central immigration office <h3>The visa application will require at least a passport of 6 months’ validity, and a passport size photo. The current cost of the visa fee is US $50 for 30 days which have to be paid in cash. Citizens of China and the SAARC countries will receive a free visa. There are certain countries (Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan)that may not receive a visa on arrival and so you will have to contact your local Nepalese embassy.

Money exchange | USD to NPR

Nepali Rupees (NPR/Rs) is the local currency.
(1 USD = ~ Rs.100-118 NPR approx).
We can exchange most of the foreign currencies through local banks and legitimate money exchanges in Kathmandu and all over Thamel.

Small amounts of cash can also be exchanged at the hotel.
The ongoing rate of exchange is visibly displayed. The government of Nepal has banned the import, export, and use of 500 and 1000 Indian Rupee note in Nepal. You should ensure that you are not carrying these notes on arrival in Nepal as they will be confiscated and you may also be fined.

Despite having the security advantage of a traveler's cheque, we prefer cash exchange to avoid hassles like a lengthy process and a high rate of commission at the banks. You can withdraw cash (in Rupees only) from one of the many ATMs in Kathmandu and Thamel itself. There are quite several ATMs that are open around the clock.

The maximum withdrawal amount is 35,000 Rupees for a 500 Rupees processing fee if you are using your foreign card. If you use the money exchange facility at banks and financial institutions the service fee charge imposed is about four percent or more depending upon the bank.

Most of the established banks in Asia will not accept foreign currency notes that are old, torn, or faded. Please ensure that you have new, clean notes

How Much Luggage can I take during Manaslu Circuit Trek?

The weight limit for your luggage is 9 kg per trekker, Porters will be assigned to carry your luggage, Two people will be assigned with one porter, combined luggage should not exceed more than 18 kgs. We never overload our porters. but a should carry your own knapsack or backpack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. Only carry what is essentials, You can leave any excess baggage either at your hotel or at the Discovery World Trekking store for free and it'll be completely safe.

We'll recheck everything (Luggage, equipment, etc) in our briefing before we start our journey in our Office.

Responsible Travel in Manaslu Circuit

We strongly believe that our environment has to be protected as tourism may bring negative effects on it. We highlight the positive aspects of tourism on the environment. Furthermore, Discovery World Trekking works together with the Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) and organizes eco-friendly trips about the most environmentally sensitive and culturally rewarding that meet the expectation of both travelers and communities.

Discovery World Trekking's Manaslu Trekking Team

During the Manaslu Circuit Trekking, you will be accompanied by our local best trained and well-experienced guides/sherpas to make your journey even more comfortable and memorable. All guides are well trained licensed with a prior experience they have spent years trekking / climbing a peak all over the world. Porters will also be assigned to carry your luggage. Two people will be assigned one porter, combined luggage should not exceed more than 18 kgs. We never overload our porters. A proportion of one porter for two members and one assistant guide with 8 members. If required we can also have one porter per person. Our crew members are the local people of high Himalayas remote areas and their physical endurance and heredity nature can live easily and comfortably at high altitudes without being affected. All our staff is very valuable to us, they are well paid and we take care of their insurance, clothing, food, and lodging throughout the expedition. All our Guides and Porters receive Medical care when ill or injured. We always make sure that they are happy as we believe that only happy people can make others happy The local expert trek leader to guide you is specialized under the following subject. We provide basic accommodation for our guides and porters or tent with the sleeping gear we also provided them with food and warm drinks.

  • Intensive Wilderness First Aid
  • Authorized certificate of Trekking Guide Training
  • Fluency speaking English and other major Languages
  • Conservation and biodiversity
  • Rock climbing


Most importantly, tipping is at travelers' discretion and should be relied on good service that does not form part of wages for your Guides, porters, and crew although they are very much appreciated. In Nepalese culture, the tip is the accepted and honored way to say thank you (Dhanyabada) for good service. Normally the tips are offered at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. Most groups will give the trips in farewell dinner on the last evening or last day of the trek, to mark the end of the trip. The amount of the trip is entirely a personal preference that may be more or less depending upon your perception of service quality, length of trip, budget, and appreciation of their work. It is important to Discovery World Trekking crews who professionally take care of you all the time during the trekking, inspire excellent service, and offer enriching journey- the trip of once in a lifetime experience

Booking and payment process

Discovery world trekking is a government authorized, registered, licensed, and bonded as trekking and touring operator in Nepal. The company registered number is 87657/068/069. We are a member of the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). Therefore, the book the Discovery World Trekking trip with confidence as we are reliable.10 percent of payment in advance and other necessary documentations like passport copy, passport size photos, travel insurance policy, arrival, and departure flight details can be made later but must not exceed within two weeks’ period from the booking date. Payment is to be made by bank transfer, western union, and online payment directly from our website. The remaining trip cost can be paid whether in cash or by bank transfer and credit card when you arrive in Nepal. Furthermore, we put forward the necessary modes of payment details as per your convenience by mail.

Last minute booking

It is best to book in advance but for those who aren't able to for whatever reason Discovery World Trekking has a special provision for a last-minute booking. In the case of last-minute booking with 100% percent trip payment within 24 hours is accepted.
We do our best to operate a trek at any time but in case of last-minute booking, we cannot be responsible for delay due to changes beyond our control such as the weather, availability of lodging. Contact us for more information at 977- 9840055491 (Paul) or email us.

Trip extension

After the completion of the trek, you may want to stay a couple of days extra in Nepal. With the free time, exploring, visiting a tour of Kathmandu, sightseeing, Nagarkot view trip, Chitwan jungle safari, paragliding, rafting, canoeing are such activities that can be done.


After completing the Manaslu Circuit trek, there will be a farewell dinner held where Discovery World trekking will give you the company’s t-shirt, digitally printed certificate of trek achievement along a key ring. We would highly appreciate it if you would give a compliment, comment, or complain about the service provided and the team performance as we always strive to be better.

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Manaslu Circuit Trek Company Reviews

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Great Time on Manaslu Circuit with DWT!

5 - Excellent

A friend and I did a two-week Manaslu Trek with Discovery World Trekking starting in mid-March. I would not hesitate to recommend the company to other travelers/trekkers, and I would certainly go through them again for any treks requiring a guide. Paul (the owner) is extremely professional and safety-oriented, and he chose a guide (the AMAZING Sundeep) who was perfectly suited to us. Moreover, the trek pricing was transparent, reasonable, and a good value. My friend and I walked into the DTW office in Thamel after searching for a highly-reviewed trekking company online. Paul helped us put our “dream trek” (Manaslu) together with less than 48 hours before we needed to start in order to have enough time for the trek. We had tried to do a lot trek research online, and we felt stressed about permits, transport, etc. I wish we’d just gone straight to DTW, as everything was so much more hassle-free after that. And I really can’t say enough good things about our guide, Sundeep- competent, able to make us smile after a long day of walking, very informative about the area (and not afraid to admit if he didn’t know something), always watching out for us (hacking steps in ice or telling us to eat more garlic soup :) ). Also, I celebrated my birthday during the trek, and Sundeep carried a chocolate bar all the way from KTM for me! It was like gold out there :) Thank you so much to Sundeep, Paul, and everyone else at DTW! I hope to return for more trekking, and I’d love to trek with Discovery World again!

"Life Changing Experince" Manaslu Circuit Trekking

Nik & Paige
5 - Excellent

My boyfriend and I had a wonderful experience with Discovery World Trekking. With only 14 days to make the Manaslu trek instead of the usual 16, Paul made a modified itinerary for us and we had our own private tour with Dil (guide) and Milan (porter). Both Dil and Milan were very very friendly, knowledgable, and fun to be around. They were always on point with service, making sure we were comfortable, interpreting, and making the trip safe and enjoyable. I would highly recommend asking for them! Paul explained everything before we departed, and even picked us up from the airport when we arrived to Kathmandu so there was no hassle. The hotel that he provided (Tibet Guest House) for the first two nights before the trek and the last night after returning was in a great location in Thamel and had excellent included breakfast (ask for the Norbu special!) and comfortable air conditioned rooms. Only two blocks from his shop, and next to all the shopping and restaurants. Getting to the first town was our only real complaint: There was a little confusion regarding transportation, and I must confess we did not like taking the 'local' bus 8 hours to the first town because it was dirty, crowded, and seemed very unsafe-so don't expect a luxury private tour bus with a bathroom if you go on this trek! Transportation on the way back was slightly better-a jeep to the first town and a mini bus back to Kathmandu (also not private, but much better than local bus). Kathmandu is a big, dirty, overcrowded city with tons of pollution-so that was definitely a culture shock. Thamel is more charming than the surrounding areas though. The trek itself was incredible- very little tourists compared to EBC or Anna Purna, and we wereoften the only guests at the Tea Houses. Again, do not expect luxury on this trek. Some of the tea houses were very simple, if not slightly shabby. But all served excellent food, and some of the newer ones had more clean and comfortable rooms and beds. They are in the process of building lovely new wooden houses all along the trek though, so this time next year things should be more upscale. The Nepalese are very friendly and accommodating, and anytime we ordered food on the trail they never failed to offer us more and make sure we were well fueled for the day ahead. I loved that they all had gardens on site and literally picked our lunch when we ordered it. The views were stunning; a real photographers paradise-so long as the rain and clouds were not obstructing the views. Morning time was the best for viewing, but we came at the end of monsoon season (middle September-early October) so I'm sure the rain/clouds would have been less of an issue had we come a few weeks later. Also, a landslide fatally injured a group of Trekkers just one day ahead of us-so I strongly recommend not coming during monsoon season when these natural events are bound to happen. Dil was always stopping and questioning locals and making phone calls to keep abreast of any hazards or set backs, so we felt safe in his hands. The trek itself was physically laborious, and my boyfriend and I are both avid gym goers and hikers who are in excellent condition. The temperature changes and altitude are not to be taken lightly, and we saw many sick or exhausted Trekkers extricated daily by helicopter who were not in shape enough or who were not as careful about what they ate or drank. So please be aware that this is not just a walk in the park. I confess that the 10 hour day going over Larke Pass was one of the hardest days of my life! Totally worth it though, don't get me wrong. Paul took us to dinner and made customized certificates for us when we returned from the trek, and helped us with bartering for goods on our last day in Kathmandu. He was very receptive to any feedback or concerns we had, and is a very professional business man who treats his clients and employees like good friends. I would definitely recommend using D.W.T. for any treks in Nepal!

Manaslu 16 Day Trek Perfection

Ben Charles
5 - Excellent

Discovery World Trekking is professional, Well priced, quick to communicate, ethically focused, and employs incredible guides & porters. Paul (the owner) is pure positivity. Karan our guide was absolutely wonderful, fun, and professional. Kersing, our porter, was also wonderful. We had an amazing experience from first email to final goodbye with this company. Highly recommend. Long Review: My wife and I traveled to Nepal in October 2017 for our Honeymoon. We knew we wanted to do a Trek, but as this was our first visit to Nepal we didn't know where to start. I ended up doing quite a bit of research, using several blogs and TripAdviser to help orient myself. We chose the Manaslu Circuit because we had read that it was a bit more remote and less touristy. It was both of these (more on this below). I contacted three companies all within the same price range(more below). Discovery World Trekking was the first to respond and also had the clearest most professional looking website which definitely helped. Paul, the owner, sent us a very clear itinerary with a day by day breakdown of the Trek, the cost, and what was included and not included (more below). A note on Paul. He is extremely Professional with a huge heart. You can tell that he is passionate about providing an excellent experience for his clients. He says his clients are his family. I truly believe that he is the kind of person who would answer the phone in the middle of the night for anyone and handle any problem. He also clearly treats his Guides and porters well. They were properly equipped and well trained. They also mentioned as we got to know them how much they liked working for Paul. Also, we were told that some proceeds from our Trek go to the various community projects Paul supports. I believe it. Manaslu Trek: Without a doubt, This is the most beautiful place I have ever hiked. The views are stunning. The scale is epic. I felt like we trekked all the seasons. I was pleasantly surprised every day with how different it was from the day before. The terrain, views, and especially flora was constantly changing. It was never ever monotonous. Some info: The following is based on our own experience and info we gathered from other trekkers we met who have done multiple treks in Nepal. Manaslu is more remote and physically more challenging than other treks. My wife and I are in our early 30's and physically fit and we found this to be challenging, especially the first 3-4 days as we spent almost 10 hours on the trail some days including a stop for lunch and much of it was either climbing or descending, not a lot of flat trails. We found that we consistently had to add time to the estimated hours given in our itinerary. That being said, we were going a little slower because my wife's knee started to act up with all of the descending. Also, the early trails are very rocky so you spend a lot of time looking at your feet trying to make sure you don't fall. That being said, when you Look up the views are stunning. After the first 3-4 days you walk less as you are getting higher in Altitude, and the trails start to get better. Though, there are a few Landslide areas left over from the earthquake. Luckily, our guide, Karan, was very careful. You tread a little carefully in these areas. Also, Karan instructed us on how to deal with the Mules. Teams of mules frequently pass taking supplies up or down. Make sure to stop and always go to the side against the mountain as they pass. We were told several people die a year in Nepal from getting pushed off the mountains by mules, no joke. Because Manaslu is currently less touristy and built up it means two things. 1) The lodges are often more rustic than other treks. At the lodge, expect a communal squat toilet as a rule (bring TP). Sometimes there will be a western toilet but that is a pleasant surprise. You often don't have a light in your room so bring a headlamp. Also, don't expect hot showers, though once you get above Namrung it's too cold to shower anyway so bring biodegradable shower wipes as a backup. My wife and I didn't shower for 6 days starting from Namrung. 2) The villages are less built up for tourism so we felt we got a very intimate experience with the people and culture. We passed through so many small farms and saw people living their lives apart from us. We were humbled and in awe. Would definitely recommend this Trek with these considerations above in Mind. It is mindblowingly beautiful and special. You eventually climb to 17,000ft at your highest. Note, Be aware of Altitude Sickness. It's real. I experienced it but luckily we were already descending and all was well. We met some wonderful fellow trekkers as well. Several couples in their 50's who confirmed this was the hardest Trek they had done (harder than Everest trek and Annapurna trek), but less touristy and equally if not more beautiful as there is more variety in terrain. Price: I would say based on my research Discovery Trekking falls somewhere in the middle range. You might be able to do this cheaper but when you breakdown the per day cost, factoring in what's included and the service, this is definitely worth every penny. Be prepared to spend extra for Tips and Alcohol and water. Oddly, food & tea is included but water is an extra expense. Note: We brought 2 1L reusable water bottles. We got boiled water at every lodge and at lunch. At first we also treated this water with purification drops, but realized we were drinking the tea and we were just fine. No need to treat the boiled water. If you get water from the communal spigot, Definitely treat. Total price for two with Guide & Porter for 16 days was about 2500 US including tips and extras. Food: the food is great everywhere you go. We were super careful and didn't eat meat or dairy as a rule. We didn't get sick on the trek. We started eating eggs toward the end. The eggs are generally well cooked and should be fine. Wish we would have eaten them earlier in the trek. Transport: The local bus from Kathmandu to Soti khola (start of trek) is an experience. It is included in the package. It is dusty (in October). Bring several doctors masks each for Kathmandu and the bus rides. It is really dusty and they save your lungs. The local bus is hot, bumpy, and an awesome view into local life. It is exhausting but we are so glad we did it. We have some great stories from it. Though It's a bit scary on the mountain roads... You can opt for the Private Jeep for around $190 extra. We took it part of the way back. It's just as hot, dusty, and bumpy though. Not sure it's worth it. Try to get a "tourist bus" if possible. They are nicer. Both travel days to and from Kathmandu are exhausting. But an awesome way to see some local life. A special thanks to Karan, our guide, and Kersing, our porter. Both were amazing. Karan was knowledgeable, patient, and fun as was Kersing. They were both very attentive. We played cards many a night (we taught each other different games). We learned so much from both of them. We wish you both well and hope to see soon!


How safe is Manaslu Circuit trekking?

Discovery World Trekking guarantees 3S for the clients: safety, security, and satisfaction. The team members of Discovery World 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 at a high altitude, the leader will decide whether to continue the trek. In case of emergency, Discovery World Trekking has a rescue helicopter to bring you back from the higher elevation. Moreover, Discovery World Trekking also provides an oximeter to monitor the oxygen level at high altitude and offers regular health check-up facilities.

How to avoid altitude sickness in Manaslu Circuit trek in Nepal?

Guided Manaslu Circuit trek in Nepal is a relatively easier trek and often can be enjoyed with very minimal effort. Although it's fairly not exasperating, you could do the following things to avoid acute/ altitude sickness in the Manaslu circuit route.

  • 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.

Do I need any permits before starting the trek to Manaslu Circuit trek?

You need Manaslu special permit with Conservation Area Permit, and Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) fees, Discovery World Trekking will help you with all the necessary paperwork and let you enjoy your holidays to the fullest.

Do I need Travel Insurance to trek in Manaslu Region?

You need travel insurance prior to booking the trek which must cover medical and emergency repatriation inclusive of helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at high altitude for trekking members. You should provide it to us before you start your trekking.

What about the Insurance of guides and porters?

Discovery World Trekking ensures the expenses for insurance of its guides, porters, and all the crews along with meals, salary, lodging, transportation, and other necessary equipment.

Is there any luggage limit for porter?

Discovery World Trekking will provide one porter for two trekkers to carry 18 kgs of luggage (maximum 9 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.

What is the weather condition at Manaslu Circuit trek?

MonthTemperature Weather and Nature 
January Max -5°C at daytime to min -10°C at night and morning Coldest month 
February Max 15°C at daytime to min 8°C at night and morning Mild and humid, good visibility 
March Max 10°C at daytime to min -6°C at night and morning Frozen lakes begin to thaw out, streams begin to fill and new buds begin to sprout 
April Max 12°C at daytime to min 4°C at night and morning More colorful month because of red, green, white, blue, and pink rhododendrons 
May Max 18°C at daytime to min 4°C at night and morning Warmest month 
June Max 25°C at daytime to min 10°C at night and morning Humid, as the rain and clouds often overshadow the hot sun 
July Max 22°C at daytime to min 8°C at night and morning Wettest month 
August Max 20°C at daytime to min 6°C at night and morning Monsoon makes the trail lush, dense, and gorgeously green but quite slippery 
September Max 21°C at daytime to min 7°C at night and morning A fresh and pleasant climate 
October Max 15°C at daytime to min -2°C at night and morning Stable weather condition and best month to trek 
November Max 13°C at daytime to min -3°C at night and morning Cold and dry weather 
December Max 12°C at daytime to min -8°C at night and morning Driest month 

What documents do I need for trekking to Manaslu Circuit trek?

You need to submit the following documents after the advance payment deposit and all the documents should be sent via email.

  • A copy of passport,
  •  Passport size photos, 
  • Flight details, 
  • Copy of travel insurance (it has to cover heli rescue and medical evacuation).

What is the accommodation on the trails of Manaslu Circuit trek?

For the Manaslu Circuit trek, you will be staying at teahouses/lodges, generally offering twin sharing room and healthy local foods. The toilets are outside the room or the house in a squat form. Hot showers/running water are available at extra cost in most of the places.

Is meal easily available on the trek to manaslu Circuit trek?

the meal on this trek is very convenient but not as in cities. Along with Western meals, chapati, rice, local tsampa porridge, Tibetan bread, various soups like Sherpa stew steaks, Momo (dumplings), Tenduk, noodles, and thukpa are amazing Himalayan cuisines for the trekkers. Discovery World Trekking will arrange meals in special areas for its clients.

Is the drinking water safe in the trek to manaslu Circuit?

Bottled water is easily available at a low cost. But you can not use plastic bottles in the Manaslu region. So, You need to drink mineral water or boiled or filtered water in those areas. It is better to use water purification drops and tablets which you can either bring from your own country or buy in Kathmandu. Discovery World Trekking also provides water purifier pills.

Do I need to bring medicines for trekking to manaslu Circuit trek?

If you are allergic to specific medicines, it is better to consult your doctor and bring your own. Discovery World Trekking regards its clients as its family. So, Discovery World Trekking will facilitate you with medical kits and other safety concerns to avoid altitude sickness and other probable sicknesses.

I am a vegetarian. Am I supposed to get enough meal on my trek?

Discovery World Trekking won’t recommend non-veg items because the meat in such places may not hygienic and healthy. Discovery World Trekking also encourage to avoid dairy and cheesy items and strongly suggest not to consume them during the trek. So, our packages are suitable for both vegan and vegetarians.

Is there pick service by the Company?

You will see a personal representative of Discovery World Trekking welcoming you outside the arrival lounge of Tribhuvan International Airport with your name pamphlets in her/his hand. S/he will take you to your selected hotel on private transportation conveniently.

Is there a cancellation or refund policy?

Discovery World Trekking offers cancellation and refund facilities. You need to visit Discovery World Trekking’s tour packages for more information.

What is the booking and payment method for manaslu Circuit trek?

You need to pay 10% in advance and rest of the amount can be paid after your arrival in Nepal. We accept Credit Card, however, you will be charged extra amount as service fee by the bank. So, Discovery World Trekking recommends you to pay in Cash to enjoy the benefit of discount. Any currency is accepted.

Is tipping necessary for porter and guide?

Your 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.

Can I buy the gear in Nepal?

Discovery World Trekking will introduce dozens of shops selling knock-off gear in Kathmandu. Moreover, you can rent the needed gear if you do not want to buy them. Equipment can be bought in Kathmandu at a reasonable price.

Is internet access available in manaslu Circuit trek?

Yes, most guesthouses offer Wi-Fi, for a small charge

What is Manaslu trek difficulty level?

Guided Manaslu Circuit trek in Nepal is fairly a simple trek. It doesn't require any ropes or ice pick, to begin with. Although every trekking requires some level of fitness, the Manaslu trek can be done by almost everyone if you can just push yourself just a little bit more than your regular hikes.

What is the best time of the year to Manaslu trek in Nepal?

Although the Manaslu circuit trek in Nepal is quite new & was opened to the world relatively in the later modern era, it has gained admiration in trekking communities like Annapurna & Everest treks in the Himalayan country. Guided Manaslu trek being relatively easier, it can be planned throughout the year. Although people love Spring (March to June) and Fall (October to November) to explore a clear view, its beauty can be appreciated almost anytime by anyone.

How long is the Manaslu Trek?

The Manaslu circuit trek in Nepal is an approximately 110 miles long hike where the highest point is 5,160m at Larkya la pass. You'll explore Buddhist culture, amazing landscapes, green forests, and lots of yaks along the way.

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