Alomst in Larke pass while performing Manaslu Circuit Trek
  • Duration: 18 Days
  • Diffculty Level: Strenuous 
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Best Time: mar-may | sep-dec
  • Activity: Trekking
  • Max. Altitude: 5106m


  • Hilly Landscape and rural village
  • Natural minerals on these hot water springs
  • Affordable than on similar treks.
  • The Buri Gandaki, a deep, long river valley
  • Spectacular waterfalls and marvelous Eklebhatti village
  • Numerous suspension bridge crossings
  • Green meadows and terraced farmlands
  • subtropical jungle at lower elevations and Mountain Vistas
  • high cold and hard crossing of the Larkya La at 5,100 meters / 17,000 feet.

Manaslu Circuit Trek is an example of authentic Rural Nepal. If you are searching for the Himalayan wilderness and the chance to witness the real rural Nepal; look no further. The trip is an ideal choice. Yolo Hike has created the best itinerary of Nepal Trekking in the Manaslu region which suits all ages.

“Manaslu Circuit Trek – Explore authentic Rural Nepal”

The journey is within the restricted trekking locale listed by the Nepal Government. If you are a solo trekker and looking to do the trekking then it is impossible. Any trekker who wishes to do trekking in Nepal’s restricted trekking destinations must acquire the special permit and accompany by the trekking guide and another trekker.

For the Manaslu Circuit Trekking, trekkers need to acquire two special permits. The trail covers the Annapurna region as well as Manaslu Region. Therefore, the permits must be acquired of the Annapurna Conservation Area Project and Manaslu Conservation.

Diverse Community, Vegetation & Landscape

During this trekking trip, trekkers experience diverse communities, vegetation, and landscape. At the first phase of trekking, the trekkers experience temperate vegetation, Brahmin – Chhetri settlement, and hilly landscape. As the journey reaches the Larke La pass (5106 m) vegetation is alpine to tundra, the landscape is Himalayan and the community is Tibetan – Mongolian. Therefore, the journey is full of multiple disciplines.

There are numerous trailheads for this trekking as well. However, the most famous one is the Soti Machhakhola route. Trekkers reach the trek start point on the jeep via Aarughat Aarkhet. The trail has an amicable friend in the form of Budi Gandaki River. There are numerous suspension bridges and waterfalls along the way. Even if the walking is tiresome the scenery contemplates all.

Places like Samagaon, Dharmasala, and Dharapani offer a serene environment. Witness the Himalayan hilly atmosphere during the Manaslu Trekking.

Book the Manaslu Circuit Trek with Yolo Hike. If you have at least 3 days more then please contact our travel planners and add the Tsum Valley along with this trekking. It offers the chance to explore the entire Manaslu Region.


  • Altitude1310m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsWelcome Dinner

Our office reps will be on standby with our vehicle to receive you at Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu and our signboard will be displaying Yolo Hikes outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel. This will be your first overnight in the ancient valley of temples (probably the most in the world) in the capital city of ancient Kathmandu.

  • Altitude1310m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast

Today after a light breakfast, we visit a variety of places in Kathmandu valley. You will explore Pashupatinath Temple and worship lord Shiva and learn about the culture more vastly, next stop will be Guheswori Temple one of the holiest temple 1 km east from Pasupatinath on the bank of the Bagmati river. We will then drive a short distance to the Boudhanath Stupa. In Boudhanath, wander the Tibetan-inspired streets and illustrate some local delicacies, Final destination will be Jalnarayan Temple (Sleeping Vishnu, Budanilkantha) which takes around 45 minutes which stretches in Shivapuri National Park, worship Lord Vishnu, and Transfer to Hotel.

  • Altitude700m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Scenic bus drive will take trekkers to Soti Khola on the banks of Budi Gandaki passing by the town of Aarughat between Dhading and Gorkha districts of Nepal. The road is black topped until Dhadingbeshi and from then onwards road is hilly off-road. Expect some bumpy ride but the view of the hilly landscape and rural village environment is spectacular to experience.  Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Soti Khola.

  • Altitude930m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Very gentle climbing starts from Soti Khola towards Machhikhola. Numerous forests and suspension bridges have to be crossed during this day’s trek. The trail is sandy and scenic with water and vegetation. Overnight in Guesthouse at Machhikhola

  • Altitude1330m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This day is exciting as trekkers can enjoy bathing in natural hot water springs at Tatopani before reaching Yaru Khola. It is believed scientifically that natural minerals on these hot water springs have the power of healing various skin-related diseases as well. You can revitalize your tired muscles as well. Overnight stay at a guesthouse

  • Altitude1590m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This is probably the shortest trekking day during this trek. The outstanding valley and wonderful hamlet appear on this day called Philim. Suspension bridges and hilly landscapes will be the photographer’s paradise as well. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

  • Altitude2130m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Occasional uphill and downhill is the feature of this day’s trekking. Spectacular waterfalls and marvelous Eklebhatti village greet trekkers before they reach Bihi Phedi. Overnight stay at a guesthouse

  • Altitude2660m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

In these parts of the trail, we cross numerous Gurung community villages. The place where today we will reach has many monasteries and gompas. The carved stone trail is a new thing for trekkers as well and most of the people from this place onwards will showcase the Tibetan cultural influence. Overnight stay at a Guesthouse

  • Altitude3530m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

About 900 meters will be ascended on this day. The most spectacular hamlet of the Manaslu region the Samagon is the final destination of this day. The gorgeous scenery of Mt. Manaslu is the major feature of Samagaon. Tranquility and serenity of nature are in abundance at Samagaon. Overnight stay at a guesthouse

  • Altitude3530m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The trail from this place is more high-altitude places. Therefore, acclimatization is highly recommended. For the acclimatization, we do half-day hiking towards Birendra Lake. You can also choose to roam around the village. Overnight stay at a guesthouse

  • Altitude3690m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Green meadows perfectly suited for grazing of yaks and cattle are frequently met during this day’s trekking. View of Mt. Manaslu and other mountain vistas are spectacular throughout the trail. The village is last settlement and is one day’s walking from Tibet Border. Overnight stay at a guesthouse

  • Altitude4470m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The place used to be the most vibrant place during ancient times. A trading spot but nowadays the place is very deserted. Most of the people have chosen another route for trading. We stay in Larke La Bazaar and prepare ourselves for the challenging crossing of Larke La Pass tomorrow. Overnight stay at a guesthouse

  • Altitude5213m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The most iconic and challenging day of our trekking is today. We cross this alluring Himalayan pass of Nepal situated at a height of 5213m. Majestic views of Mt. Cheo, Mt. Himlung, Mt. Annapurna II, Mt. Manaslu, and others are seen from the top of Larke la Pass. Once at the top we descend to Bhimtang. Heed the instructions of the trekking guide during this treacherous junction of trekking in the Manaslu region.

  • Altitude2310m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Mild downhill trekking along the terraced farmlands and small villages take trekkers to Tilje village. The massive forest of rhododendron is the major highlight of this day’s trekking. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

  • Altitude1700m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Very gentle and comfortable as well as short trekking hours are enough for return trekking. Enjoy your return time as much as going because you will see lots of things so different and unique while returning. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

  • Altitude1175m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The place is in the vicinity of Annapurna Region trekking in Nepal. If you wish to continue Annapurna Circuit Trek then you will reach Thorongla Pass from this place. On the final night of trekking and you will be treated by the company with local delicacies. Enjoy with your trekking crew members reliving the great trekking of Manaslu.

  • Altitude1310m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We take a local four-wheeled jeep to Beshisahar and then drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Altitude1310m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast

The trip concludes here & our airport representative will drop you at the Kathmandu International Airport for your connecting flight departure from Nepal. It was a pleasure serving you at YOLO HIKES and we do hope the relationship developed between us will extend to further visits to this amazing country of Nepal in the years ahead. We would like to wish you all the best & a safe journey home.

Trip map

What's Included
  • Transfers from the airport and to the airport
  • 3 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu (twin sharing with breakfast) in star category hotel
  • Kathmandu Sightseeing
  • Best Teahouse, lodge accommodation (often twin-sharing room)
  • During the trek, all standard meals are provided (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • Fees and Permits for National Parks
  • Government-licensed English-speaking trek leader, guide, and porter to assist trekkers with their luggage. (2 trekkers:1 porter; maximum weight per trekker: 9 kg)
  • Guides and porters' meals, insurance, salaries, accommodation, transportation, and other essential equipment are all covered.
  • Fees for the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the Manaslu Special Permit with Conservation Area Permit
  • All federal, state, and local taxes, as well as official expenses
  • Assistance in planning a rescue operation in the event of a medical emergency (funded by travel insurance.
  • Farewell Dinner will be served at the end of the journey.
What's Excluded
  • International flights.
  • Fees for multiple entries into Nepal upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport are as follows: (15 days - $25-30, 30 days - $40-50, and 90 days - $100-110)
  • Charges for excess baggage (Limit is 9 kg per Person)
  • Meals not included in Kathmandu
  • Early arrival or late departure, or early return from the trek, necessitates an extra night in Kathmandu.
  • Personal costs (shopping, food, bottled water, hot and cold drinks, hot showers, alcohol, Wi-Fi, phone calls, battery recharging fees, etc. ), extra porters, etc.
  • Personal expenses include laundry, phone calls, bar bills, beverages, and snacks.
  • Clothing and equipment for personal use
  • Mandatory travel insurance that covers emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation.
  • Tips for porters and guides (Recommended by the Culture)
  • Additional costs or delays resulting from events outside management's control, such as a landslide, bad weather, itinerary changes due to safety concerns, illness, changes in government regulations, strikes, etc.
  • Excludes are all fees and expenses not listed in the "cost includes" section.

Additional Info

Meals and Accommodation

Yolo Hike always cares about the heath, meals, and accommodation of the travelers willing to explore besides their habitant. You can either stay overnight in a tea house or a lodge, depending on availability. With a shared room and a common washroom, either choice provides basic services. In some communities, you may be able to receive services such as a hot shower and charging stations, although you may have to pay a little fee. Similarly, you spend the night in the best available tourist-grade hotel in cities.

During the journey, you will be fed three times a day. Although the meals are not as savory as in big cities, you do have a number of selections to choose from. All of the meals are delectable, healthy, and hygienic. There is a mix of Nepali, Tibetan, and Western cuisine on display. For snacks, many types of teas, coffee, and soups are also offered. Because the area is so remote, we recommend not to drink alcoholic products and bring plenty of snacks and bars to eat along the trip. Enjoy your trek as always making your journey a beautiful experience.

Features of Manaslu Circuit Trek

The Manaslu Circuit is quite unique. Along the steep-sided Budhi Gandaki River, the hike follows an ancient salt-trading route. While climbing through the Manaslu region, ten peaks taller than 6,500 meters (21,300 feet) are visible, including summits taller than 7,000 meters (23,000 feet). The Manaslu Circuit is much less crowded due to the restriction from Nepal Government to limit the tourist in the area and this distinguishes the climb to be a special feature.

The Nubri and Tsum ethnic groups make up the majority of the population in this area. These two racial areas are separated by the river branching off of Chhikur. While Nubri became popular after Nepal's tourism opened in 1950, Tsum has retained much of its traditional culture, art, and custom. The Gurungs are the main ethnic group in the region's central hills. If you are going alone and wish to complete the Manaslu Circuit, you should locate a companion. Because the Manaslu Circuit is a restricted region, a permit and a start date must be obtained by at least two persons. Continue reading to learn which permits you to require.


For the Manaslu Circuit Trek, all foreigners except Nepali nationals must get three permits. For Manaslu, they are ACAP, MCAP, and Restricted Permit. For ACAP and MCAP, you can consult Nepal Immigration (who issue Restricted Area Permits) and NTNC. If you are traveling Manaslu Circuit Trek you must trek through an agency then they will arrange all your permits and leave you with no trouble with the permit.


  • Q1. What permits are required to trek Manaslu?

    It is one of the restricted trekking destinations in Nepal. Therefore, one has to get a special permit along with the regular trekking permits (Park Entry & TIMS). Four permits are required for the trekking (ACAP, MCAP, TIMS & Immigration). 

  • Solo trekkers are also not allowed to do trekking in the region. There must be at least 2 trekkers and they must hire a Nepal Government license holder trekking guide. Without fulfilling these criteria one couldn't do trekking. 

  • Manaslu Circuit Trek is considered to be restricted by Nepal Government to control tourism in the Manaslu Region (between Jagat and Dharapani), the Nepalese government proclaimed it a restricted area. As a result, independent trekkers are not permitted to enter Manaslu and must receive a special entry permit.

    According to government regulations, each party must have a minimum of two trekkers and a local guide. Furthermore, your permit must be processed by a licensed Travel agency. Self-employed guides are unable to obtain the required permissions for the Manaslu Circuit.

  • Manaslu Circuit Trek is a moderately difficult walk ideal for hikers of all abilities. If you're seeking Himalayan adventure, this is one of the greatest options. The Manaslu Trek paths are tough and allow you to see several rural communities along the way. The difficulty of the Manaslu Trek is mostly determined by one's physical condition. You will be traveling on unusual and off-beaten paths for the majority of the excursion. Trekking in the high mountains is never simple.

    You will face numerous challenges along the way. However, the obstacles aren't as severe as they appear. There have been many trekkers who have traveled these trails before you, take it easy, and believing in yourself makes this trek a lot easier than you might have thought off. Similarly, the thrill and adrenaline you will encounter on this expedition will remain etched in your mind for the rest of your life.

  • For the Manaslu Circuit Trek, all foreigners except Nepali nationals must get three permits. For Manaslu, they are ACAP, MCAP, and Restricted Permit. For ACAP and MCAP, you can consult Nepal Immigration (who issue Restricted Area Permits) and NTNC. If you are traveling Manaslu Circuit Trek you must trek through an agency then they will arrange all your permits and leave you with no trouble with the permit.

  • In the Manaslu area from Philim, where the Manaslu Conversation Area begins, a Manaslu trek permit is necessary. Throughout the year, the pricing remains the same: USD 30 per person. In addition, there are no restrictions or pricing changes based on the number of days you spend inside MCAP. Your Travel agency will show all the permits on behalf of you so, keep calm and enjoy the Manaslu Circuit Trek.

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