About Trip

Exploring the Tibetan Buddhist communities, Manaslu Circuit Trek goes over the adventurous Larke Pass and offers the astonishing sceneries of Manaslu Himalayas. 

Manaslu Circuit Trek offers an opportunity to explore the aura of the Manaslu region. It is loaded with natural and cultural diversities. Larke Pass (5165 meters) is the peak point of the trek, which is the ultimate adventure spot to cross this high pass. Beginning the trek through the stunning Budi Gandaki valley, it leads you through the Tibetan Buddhist communities.

The Manaslu circuit trail is incredible. In the beginning, the terraced fields and green hills above the Budi Gandaki River allure you. The trail is quite challenging and frequently you have to walk through the trail on the jaw-dropping rocky boulder. This Round Manaslu trekking route is also a pocket zone of snow leopard, bounded up by the Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP). Heading towards the alpine zone, the treeless region begins that is prevailed by the meadows. The high pass region is dominated by the glacier, Lake, and offers an exclusive view of the world’s 7th highest peak, named Manaslu (8156 meters), and its vicinity. Even after descending to the Annapurna region, the trek lets you feel the pleasure of walking with eye-catching waterfalls and streams.

The cultural divinity discloses the significance of why the trek to Manaslu has marked highly.  Mixed communities are located in the lower region, whereas Tibetan Buddhist communities are located in the upper parts of the Manaslu region. Deng, Namrung, Sama Gaon, and Samdo are the typical villages that have ancient monasteries, chhortens, and Mani walls. Exploration of Tibetan Buddhist heritages, remarkable lifestyles, and hospitality make you feel exciting.

Manaslu Circuit Trekking itinerary can be customized. You can connect this trek with the Tsum valley route to have extended cultural exploration. March to May and September to November are prefect seasons for the Manaslu Circuit Trekking. Acclimatization is a primary matter. For more information, please, feel free to contact us.



  • Tibetan influenced Buddhist communities
  • Ancient monasteries and chhortens
  • Larke La (5160 meters)
  • Manaslu (8156 meters) and its surrounding range
  • Eye-catching landscape of Manaslu and Annapurna range

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1350 meters) and transfer to hotel.
  • Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing and trek preparation.
  • Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola (710m). 8-9 hrs
  • Day 04: Walk from Soti Khola to Machha Khola (900m). 5-6 hrs
  • Day 05: Walk from Machha Khola to Jagat (1410m). 6-7 hrs
  • Day 06: Walk from Jagat to Deng (1804m). 5-6 hrs
  • Day 07: Walk from Deng to Namrung (2630m). 5-6 hrs
  • Day 08: Walk from Namrung to Samagaon (3530m). 5-6 hrs
  • Day 09: Rest and acclimatization day at Samagaon.
  • Day 10: Walk from Samagaon to Samdo (3860m). 4-5 hrs
  • Day 11: Walk from Samdo to Dharamsala/Larkya B. C. (4460m). 4-5 hrs
  • Day 12: Walk from Dharamsala to Larkya La (5160 meters) to Bimthang (3720 meters). 8-9 hrs
  • Day 13: Walk from Bimthang to Dharapani (1960m). 5-6 hrs
  • Day 14: Walk from Dharapani to Syange (1100m). 6-7 hrs
  • Day 15: Drive back to Kathmandu. 9-10 hrs
  • Day 16: Departure.

Cost Includes:

  • Airport pick up and drop.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast basis.
  • Kathmandu – Sotikhola, Syange – Kathmandu drive.
  • 3 meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking.
  • Lodge base accommodation during the trip.
  • Professional trekking guide and porter, their food, accommodation and insurance.
  • Manaslu Conservation Area entrance/restricted Permit and fees.
  • Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) card fees.
  • First Aid medical kit.
  • Nepal Kameleon Holidays T-shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate.
  • All government taxes.

Cost Excludes:

  • All personal expenses
  • Kathmandu sightseeing tour
  • Drinks Items: Coke, Fanta and Mineral water bottle
  • Alcoholic drinks and chocolates
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Your travel insurance.
  • Emergency rescue service if needed

Trip Note

We are not liable for any type of obstacles such as: landslides, snowfall, political unrest and the things that are not in our control. You need to cover extra costs for extra meals and accommodations in such situation. 

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01Arrival at Kathmandu (1350 meters) and transfer to hotel. Namaste and welcome to Nepal. At your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Nepal Kameleon Holidays’ representative receives and transfers you to the hotel. After a short refreshment, we briefly explain you about the sightseeing trip and the preparation of the trek. Overnight at hotel. (A)
  • Day 02Kathmandu sightseeing and trek preparation.Breakfast at the hotel. Then we set out for the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu, exploring some of the unique monumental sites that are enlisted in the World Heritage Sites of UNESCO. Visit the Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple). Visit Pashupatinath Temple Visit Boudhanath Stupa. Then drive back to the hotel and buy something that you want to take in trekking. Overnight at hotel. (B,A)
  • Day 03Drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola (710m). 8-9 hrsAfter the breakfast at hotel in Kathmandu, we drive to Sotikhola through the winding road exploring the Trishuli River valley. We can begin from Aarughat, but the road extension up to Soti Khola has shortened the itinerary of the Manaslu circuit trek. The road drive is about 9 hrs. Overnight at lodge/tea house.
  • Day 04Walk from Soti Khola to Machha Khola (900m). 5-6 hrsA long drive of previous day makes you feel tired. It is the first walking day and begins after breakfast. We walk exploring the enticing landscape and forest, walking down and up to the Buri Gandaki River bank, through which we make an excursion. The trail is mixed, sometimes gentle and sometimes adventurous. Gradually, we reach to Machha Khola and take a rest. Overnight at lodge/tea house.
  • Day 05 Walk from Machha Khola to Jagat (1410m). 6-7 hrsCommencing today’s walk, we walk through the isolated canyon, cross the stream and climb up to Khorlabesi, which is a wonderful Gurung village. We head more peaceful and melodious trail with the birds’ singing. Walking continuously, we reach to Tatopani and to Dovan, which is a meeting point of stream and river. Our destination today is Jagat, walking via Yaru Khola. Now, we are getting closer to the typical Tibetan Buddhist villages and are more isolated than the lower villages. Overnight at lodge/tea house.
  • Day 06Walk from Jagat to Deng (1804m). 5-6 hrsBeginning the trek after breakfast, the route is quite challenging and it enters into the rhododendron forest. Wild flowers have made the surroundings cheerful. Frequently, we repeat the same action: walking down to the River bank and climb up. The scattered rustic villages around the terraced landscape can be seen amazing. Reaching Deng, we stop our journey for today. Overnight at lodge/tea house.
  • Day 07Walk from Deng to Namrung (2630m). 5-6 hrsMoving out from Deng, we continue walking down and up of the Budi Gandaki River valley. The lifestyles of the local people around the villages throughout the trail are highly influenced by the Tibetan Buddhism. As we head upwards, we come closer to the white Himalayas. From the trail, we can explore the Sringi mountain range. Again we head through the Budi Gandaki River bed. Some of the cultural heritages begin to appear, passing them, we reach to Namrung. Overnight at lodge/tea house.
  • Day 08Walk from Namrung to Samagaon (3530m). 5-6 hrsWitnessing the Himalayan wonders of Mt. Ganesh and Sringi, we commence our foothill excursion. We are almost at the heart of the Tibetan Buddhist’s settlement. We pass the chhorten before reaching Lihi village. We can see some farming crops and gradual walk to the Shyala village. Walking continuously, we reach to Sama Gaon, which is one of the most spectacular villages of the Round Manaslu Trek. It has got centuries old monastery and chhortens. Overnight at lodge/tea house.
  • Day 09Rest and acclimatization day at Samagaon.As the altitude increases to the alpine level, it’s a good idea to take a rest day. In fact, it is an exploration day for acclimatization. We hike in the surroundings of the village and visit the striking monasteries. It’s an opportunity to witness the scattered communities and their spiritual traditions. Overnight at lodge/tea house.
  • Day 10Walk from Samagaon to Samdo (3860m). 4-5 hrsNow, as the altitude is increasing, we leave the tree dominated trail and walk through the meadows. Again, we trek down to River bank, we have a gentle walk. From the trail, we can explore the stunning Mt. Manaslu (8156 meters). Samdo is another outstanding village that preserves Tibetan Buddhism. Overnight at lodge/tea house.
  • Day 11Walk from Samdo to Dharamsala/Larkya B. C. (4460m). 4-5 hrsWe begin to ascend from Samdo, enjoying the view of Larke glacier. Walking thoroughly, we reach to the stream, named Sarka Khola and crossing it, we reach to a stone hut. Dharmasala means a place to stay for the travelers. Overnight at lodge/tea house.
  • Day 12Walk from Dharamsala to Larkya La (5160 meters) to Bimthang (3720 meters). 8-9 hrsThis is the most adventurous day in the Round Manaslu Trekking. We begin the trek early in the morning. The route is steep up and also thrilling. The Larke top (5160 meters) is a stunning viewpoint of Mt. Manaslu, Annapurna range, Himlung Himal and the vicinity peaks. it is challenging trek down through the steep and slippery trail continually to Bimthang. Overnight at lodge/tea house.
  • Day 13Walk from Bimthang to Dharapani (1960m). 5-6 hrsWe begin to trek down from Bimthang, exploring the Lamjung Himalayan panoramas. Walking through the meadows, we cross the stream and reach to Karche. Walking through the woods, we walk down to the Marshyangdi River bank. Then we trek down to Tilije and walk one hour down to the Dharapani village. Overnight at lodge/tea house.
  • Day 14Walk from Dharapani to Syange (1100m). 6-7 hrsPassing the check post, we begin to walk down through the bank of the stream. Then we reach to Dovan. Gradually, we reach to the Taal village, beside the awesome waterfall. Walking through the woods, we reach to the Jagat village. We can stay at Jagat if you feel its ok for today; otherwise, we continually trek to Syange from where we can catch the bus/jeep for the following day. Overnight at lodge/tea house.
  • Day 15Drive back to Kathmandu. 9-10 hrsFrom Syange, we drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel. Driving takes about 10 hours. Stay relaxed in the evening or walk around the local place. Overnight at hotel. (B,A)
  • Day 16 Departure.Its time to bid farewell. Representative of Nepal Kameleon Holidays drops you to the airport for your final departure. We hope to serve you time and again. (B)

Read Reviews

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    Leo Parker
    United States Published: Sunday, July 22, 2018

    Highly recommend, Kameleon Holidays Nepal


    We had a bit bad experience as the road was blocked for 6 hours due to a landslide on our way to begin the trek. On the other hand, our jeep was broken. Our trekking team of 5 people and guide porters were there from the company, Nepal Kameleon Holidays.…

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    Hary (and Rebecca)
    United Kingdom Published: Wednesday, May 16, 2018

    Excellent Manaslu Trekking in Nepal


    Hiking around Manaslu is a dramatic experience to explore the impressive Himalayas and the colorful monasteries. My girlfriend and I did this trek beginning from Soti Khola. It was not the first time in Nepal for me, but for my wife, it was. We had a brilliant adventure experience. Thanks…


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Trekking is an adventurous multi-days walk to a certain destination. In Nepal, trekking includes walking in the Himalayas and green hills. 

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