Manaslu Circuit Trek Nepal / Larke la Pass Manaslu Circuit Trek

Trip-Duration: 18 Days
Destination: Nepal
Trip-Grade: Moderate
Trip-Cost: Contact Us
  • Trip Style: Trekking and Tour
  • Transportation: By Bus
  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Teahouses + Lodges
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Find the hidden valley of Himalayas!

Are you looking for less people trekking area in Nepal?  Want to explore truly local cultures and people?  Escaping away from city crowds, Yes Trekking to Manaslu Circuit offers you one of the best trekking Experiences in Nepal. Manaslu Circuit trek is not popular trek as Trek such as Everest Base Camp Trek and Annapurna Base Camp Trek.  If you are looking an trekking experience where you can find truly Himalayas lives with breathtaking Mountains vistas and Valleys, Manaslu Circuit trek would be an Ideal Trip for You.

As denoted in Sanskrit the “Manaslu” refers to Manas the Holy Spirit the journey in itself is mythical. Eon Milarepa caves and valley offers great understanding of Tibetan culture.  Tsum Valley Trek is the tranquil region, a favored Himalayan antiquated valley in the northern locale of the Gorkha Region of Nepal. It is such an excursion in the remote Nepal that ought not to be missed at all. This is one of the totally highlighted trips with solid, benevolent, friendly individuals, a living Buddhist culture and untamed life which is conceivable in views of Buddhist denials on chasing. The way of life of individuals living here is conventional and genuine.

The remarkable culture of the Tsum Valley has stayed in place. The tenants of this range are immediate relatives of Tibetan who are the foreigners and they settled here amid sixteenth century. Hence, their discourse, method of dressing and traditions are precisely like Tibetans in the North of Nepal. Tsum Valley is the home of special notable religious communities which incorporates Rachen Gompa and Mu Gompa, Mani and prayer walls. The tribes here observe Buddhist celebrations; perform ritual by burning the juniper sense to purify the air, put petition banners for the satisfaction of all the aware living creatures. This is the most astonishing things that you can witness nowhere else in the world. 


Trip Highlights

  • Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Arughat and Beshisahar to Kathmandu
  • Unique cultural blend of Tibetan and Neplease people
  • Pristine Budhi Gandaki River valley
  • Fantastic views of Mt. Manasalu, Mt. Himchuli, Mt. Ganesh and others
  • Larkya la pass (5153m/16901ft) crossing
  • Tibetan culture of Nuri people
  • Diversified unspoiled eco systems
  • Walking through tropical green hills covered with pine and oak forests in the beginning of the trek

Detail Itinerary:

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Day 01
Arrival in Kathmandu [1,300m/4,264 ft]

Upon your arrival in Nepal Airport Our Scenic Nepal Treks will greet you and pick up you to your hotel. After your refreshment we will give you brief description about your Manaslu hiking journey. At night you will stay at your hotel including Nepali and Western food according to your menu order.

What's Includes:

  • 3 Nights Hotel in Kathmandu with Breakfast 
  • All Airport Arrival and Departure
  • Transfe by Local bus from Kathmandu to Trekking Starting point and from Ending point to Kathmandu 
  • Meals ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) During your trek as  per menu 
  • Your Good Hotel and Local Tea House During trek  
  • Licensed English-speaking guide and all his expenses
  • All necessary documents and permits for trekking (Manaslu Special permits and others)
  • All the necessary trekking permits including Annapurna and Manaslu  Conservation Fees
  • Our Staff Insurance 
  • Sleeping bags/ Duffel bag by Company  ( Need to be refunded at the end.)
  • Staff insurance, medication and equipment
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Adventure Certificate from Company 
  • All Govt. and Local Taxes
  • First Aid Kit

What's Excludes:

  • International airfares/ airport taxes
  • Travel/trekking insurance
  • Nepal entry visa fees
  • Mountain rescue charges or insurance
  • Drinks hot and cold.
  • Bottled drinks on trek (cold and alcoholic)
  • Porter to carry your bags 
  • Lunches and dinners when not trekking
  • Additional food or drink on trek in addition to three standard meals
  • Personal expenses, Emergency Expenses, road blocked, snakes, desert.etc
  • Special region permit and liaison officer fees (where applicable)
  • Tips(Tipping are expected)

Trip Map

  • Manaslu Circuit Trekking - An Experience of A Lifetime
    Xiang Ham
    Brunei Darussalam Published: Tuesday, September 10, 2019

    Manaslu Circuit Trekking - An Experience of A Lifetime


    We did a 15 days trekking experience with a total of 14 people in a group under the management of Scenic Nepal Treks and Expedition. The view was absolutely stunning!! Every village offered its very unique tea houses with breathtaking views. Some level of fitness is required for this trek but nevertheless the hike is very fun. Also a huge thank you to the friendly guides and helpful porter for taking care of our well-being and belongings, cracking jokes in between the tiring hike and made this trip even more memorable. Although number of guides can be increased to better improve the experience, generally we are all well taken care of. Super tired but a fun and worthwhile experience.

  • Beautiful experience on the Manaslu circuit trek!
    Joanna Kwan
    Brunei Darussalam Published: Sunday, March 31, 2019

    Beautiful experience on the Manaslu circuit trek!


    Truly thankful to be able to experience such a beautiful, pristine trail on my first hiking trip, made even more special by the guides and porters who took excellent care of us on the trip. The trail itself was breathtaking, with gradual changes in terrain, vegetation and temperature, and punctuated by quaint little villages and friendly faces greeting "Namaste" along the way to energise the tired hiker. We covered almost 20km each day but it felt manageable because there was always something new to look forward to. Our guides, especially Shankar, were very experienced and kept us entertained on the hike with their knowledge of the flora and fauna as well as geography and cultural makeup of the area. Our group were genuinely moved by their warm hospitality throughout the 15-day trek and patience in responding to our (all 14 of us!) many questions and requests, even playing nurse when some of us got injured (our own folly!) on the trek. They, together with the 7 porters, were extremely thoughtful and always went out of their way to make sure we were as comfortable and happy as possible from the moment we arose to the moment we retired every day.    Despite not being able to complete the circuit due to heavy snowfall at Larke Pass, the trail had much to offer, even on the way back. It also means I have to go back :)  Many thanks to Shankar and Krishna aka KK (our guides) for being so caring and putting us first throughout the entire trip, and also to Dipendra for being such a superb host and arranging such an unforgettable experience! I cannot recommend them enough. I will definitely be back!

  • The Manaslu Circuit Trek with team of 14
    Cyril Steward Teo
    Malaysia Published: Friday, March 29, 2019

    The Manaslu Circuit Trek with team of 14


    The Manaslu Circuit Trek offers a very beautiful and scenic trail all the way, glacial waters, green valleys, snow-capped mountains, watching the villagers go about their everyday life, the donkeys, the goats, the chickens, the ducks, and yak, and many many more! The trail starts off at a low altitude which is around 700m and gradually gets higher every day, around an elevation gain of 1000m per day, which is good for those who fear they might get hit by altitude sickness. Accommodations are good enough (not too basic) that we felt comfortable in our stays in all the different guest houses we were at for the duration of the trail. At the same time, there isn't a lot of tourist which makes this perfect for me as I wasn't keen on being on a trek that is crowded. Our guides, Shankar and Krishnan (KK) were very experienced, always making sure our safety and well-being was well taken care of which includes them taking our meal orders, being our waiters to serve food to our table and ALWAYS ALWAYS making sure we are comfortable all the time. Needless to say, will certainly miss both of them and their Nepalise hospitality for sure!

    Robert Campbell
    United States Published: Monday, March 05, 2018



    My wife and I had an unbelievable experience trekking 12 days to Everest Base Camp (EBC) with Scenic Nepal Treks and Expedition! This company is truly the top professionals when looking for a company to book any trekking or sightseeing with in Nepal! Our guide Rajan was top notch and one of the most knowledgeable and professional guides on the planet with well over 100+ trips to EBC. From the beginning before we booked our trip with Scenic Nepal Treks, Dipendra was very responsive and professional in handling our booking. He was by far the most professional we have ever dealt with when booking any trip abroad and his English was absolutely perfect. His email replies were immediate, and he provided guidance and recommendations for every aspect of our trip by both email and phone. We had several special requests for the trip including setting up a surprise bday, and Dipendra took care of everything. The professional service and A+++ attitude began from Day 1, our guide Rajan was there at the airport to pick us up and greeted us with a sign when we landed (even though our flight was delayed 3 hours). We were transported to our hotel in Thamal and spent time going over our planned 12 day hike to EBC and gear list. Once we were on the trek to EBC, Rajan took care of us like no one else could. He adjusted trekking speed as needed and went out of his way to explain the Nepalese culture and the area. As I mentioned before, he has completed this trek well over 100+ times and is well known by all the Tea House's and other guides. Being this well known has its advantages, as you usually get the best rooms at Tea House's to enjoy the amazing views. We encountered a situation where it was the full moon festival (happens 1 time per year) at the Buddhist Monastery in Tengboche and all tea house rooms were being shared. Rajan took care of our bookings and we were given a private room with the best view of Mt Everest! Another example why it pays to book with the best!  After the hike we celebrated with our staff and had a great experience. I wanted to add that Scenic Nepal Treks is not just for trekking, we booked a tour of the historic sites around Kathmandu and that was a highly recommended experience. Rajan & Dipendra personally handled every aspect of the trip and even accompanied us to the airport for our return flight to make sure we were taken care of 100% and see us off! Our trip to EBC was one the best experiences of our lives! I attribute that to the hard work, knowledge, and experience of our guide Rajan & Dipendra! Looking forward to coming back to Nepal for the Annapurna Circuit next year! Thanks again Scenic Nepal Treks for making our experience so great and gaining lifelong friends! - Robert & Christy

Trip Note

The Trekking Group

In general, this trek will be Private trek, it means you will be walking with our trekking Sherpa Guide and Porter. However if you have your own group, max number can go upto 15.


You Hotel in Kathmandu will be 3 Star level including your breakfast as per your program. During trek, you will be accommodated in Teahouse. Normally Teahouse are basic lodge with private room. Scenic Nepal Treks will arrange the Attached Bathroom room whereas possible for you. During your trek, some of the place, Bathroom is outside your room.


During your trek, your food will be served with menu, where you can ask yourself. In program, we have included your Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. For the Food, you will get all dishes including Nepalese and Western. However, in Kathmandu only breakfast will be included.  At last of your trip in Kathmandu, Scenic Nepal Treks will offers you Nepalese Cultural Dinner.

Leader and Staff Arrangements

For us, most important things of entire trip is to provide best holiday experience with full of safety. You will be walking with your Guide and Porter. And number of porter will be defined as per number of members in your group. In general, 1 porter carry 2 person bag which will be between 20-25 kg in total.  If number of person goes above 8, we will also provide you assistance Guide. :

Travel Insurance

It is very necessary to have Insurance to attend this trek. Please make sure Your insurance will cover all your expense such as Air Ambulance, Helicopter Rescue and treatment Cost.

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

Trekking to Everest Base Camp is moderate trek, which is good for those hiker who has hiking experience. You don’t need to have any special training, however you need to be able to walk and physical fit.  Please do tell us if you have any preexisting medical condition such as heart, lung, and blood diseases

General Trekking Checklist:

Theses given Equipment are general guide to the things that you may should bring during trekking.  Your trekking equipment list will be very depending on trekking Region and season that you are going to do in. However, these are the most useful list that most of the trek and season you need to bring. We Scenic Nepal Treks recommend you to this bring Equipment as per given:


  • Trekking Boots and Spare Laces
  • Hat (Warm), Scarf, and Gloves
  • Waterproof Jacket
  • Trouser
  • Running shoes, Sandals or Flip shoes
  • Wool Bled Shocks, liner shocks
  • Thermal Underwear
  • Sun Hat
  • Fleece Jacket T-Shirts (Quick Dry)
  • Down Jacket (Min -10C) Depends where/When you are trekking


  • Backpack
  • Sleeping Bag and Silk Liner (Scenic Nepal Treks Provide you)
  • Maps, Torch (Flash Lights) and Water Bottle
  • Duffel Bag (Scenic Nepal Trek Provide you)


  • Toiletries
  • Quick drying Camp Towel
  • Laundry Soup Powder or bar
  • Toilet Paper and Cigarette Lighter ( If you Smoke)
  • Sunblock Cream and Lip warm
  • Polarizing Sunglasses
  • Water Purification Tablets
  • Medical and First Aid Kit Box (We Scenic Nepal Treks Provide you, however, we recommend you to use your own if you have)
  • Locks for your Bags during trek
  • Ear Plugs

Things you can Rent or Buy here in Kathmandu

Once you will arrive in Kathmandu, Scenic Nepal Treks Guide will assist you to buy the Equipment in the Shop of Thamel, Kathmandu. However such Equipment as Down Jacket, Sleeping Bags, we can also rent here.