The Manaslu region has forever enchanted travel enthusiasts due to its plethora of natural and cultural landmarks. The Manaslu Circuit Trek aims to explore the ethnic Tibetan settlements, all the way from Soti Khola to the Larkya La Pass (5160m).

In this 17-day Manaslu Circuit Trek, you’ll come across a surreal view of mountains like Manaslu (8163m), Dhaulagiri(8167m), and Annapurna II (7937m), and experience a blend of Tibetan and Nepali culture.

Walking along with lush forests within Manaslu Conservation Area and spot some wildlife within the conservation area.

The Manaslu Circuit Trek begins in Kathmandu once you arrive here and get all the necessary documents and permits ready for the trek.

After you get your documents checked and with quick sightseeing of the majorUNESCO World Heritage Sitesof the Kathmandu valley, we begin the journey.

The trek initiates with a drive to Arughat, and a quick trek along the bank of Budi Gandaki River takes you to Soti Khola. Next, we go through small Gurung settlements along the way to arrive at Machha Khola.

From Machha Khola, the trail ascends from Salleri and descends towards Namrung via Deng. Continuing the trek to Samagaon, you can learn about Tibetan Buddhism at Ribung Gompa.

The trek then takes you to Manaslu Base Camp from where the allure of the Himalayas makes you alive. Descent from the base camp takes us to Samdo and concludes at Dharmasala before the Larkya La Pass (5160m).

The Larkya La Pass is shrouded in snow and it is from here, we can see mountains like Himlung (7126m), Cheo (6812m), Larkya Peak (6249m), Ngadi Chuli (7871m), and Annapurna II (7937m). From the pass, we head to Bimthang and descend to Syange.

From here, we catch a bus to Kathmandu and it is here that our journey comes to an end.


  • Explore the Manaslu base camp to observe the Manaslu and Dhaulagiri mountains
  • Cross the Larkya La Pass (5160m) and witness beautiful mountain view of Himlung (7126m), Cheo (6812m), Larkya Peak (6249m), and Ngadi Chuli (7871m)
  • Visit the Ribung Gompa and numerous other important Tibetan-Buddhist heritages
  • Trek through the Manaslu Conservation Area and witness its bio-diversity


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Day 1:Arrival in Kathmandu

Today, you will arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport and meet our company representative at the airport who will guide you to your hotel. There are no scheduled activities for the day. So, feel free to explore nearby areas. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation 3-star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Maximum Altitude1300m

The Manaslu Circuit Trek goes through a restricted area and requires you to get permits. You will need Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and Manaslu Conservation Area Permit. Afterward, you can head out and explore Kathmandu. Some of the famed UNESCO world heritage sites like Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square are the major destinations for the day. Overnight in Kathmandu

  • Accommodation 3-star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Maximum Altitude1300m

The trek commences from today. We wake up early and catch a ride that leads us to Arughat. The road is smooth till Dhading Bensi and from there onwards, the trail turns a bit bumpy. We shall collect our stuff and walk along the Budi Gandaki River to Soti Khola. Soti Khola is a small village that sits beside the pristine Soti River. Overnight in Soti Khola.

  • Accommodation Guest House, Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude730m

The trail for the day sees a slight increase in altitude. We shall venture through Sal forests and walk on ridges that overlook the Budhi Gandaki. We shall make a brief stop at Lapubesi and interact with the Gurung people there. After our lunch, we walk on graveled roads before finally reaching Machha Khola village. Overnight in Machha Khola.

  • Accommodation Guest House, Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude930m

We shall walk on a narrow trail and cross Tharo Khola to reach Khorlabensi. The road to Jagat meanders into the hot spring of Tatopani where we can replenish our tired bodies. After crossing numerous suspension bridges and climbing many stairs, we finally reach Jagat. Jagat is a small settlement that is mostly used by trekkers as a midway or resting point on the Manaslu region treks. Overnight in Jagat.

  • Accommodation Guest House, Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude1370m

The objective of the day is to reach the small Tamang village called Deng. The trail initially climbs at Salleri and then later descends to Sirdibas. Cross the Ghatta Khola and share some pleasantry with the locals at Philim. The trail goes through the Budi Gandaki River and Deng Khola. After crossing the Deng Khola one last time, we arrive at Deng. Overnight in Deng.

  • Accommodation Guest House, Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude1860m

The trail from Deng to Namrung takes us at least 7 hours. The trail goes through the Mani wall and forests. We shall go through the Prok village and catch surreal glimpses of the Shringi Himal (7161m). As we make our way through Gompas and gorges, we arrive at the lively village of Namrung. The residents of Namrung are followers of Buddhism and will teach you some things about Buddhism. Overnight in Namrung.

  • Accommodation Guest House, Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude2540m

Wake up early to observe an enchanting view of the Siring and Ganesh Himal. The trail to Samagaon commences once we have our breakfast. The route goes through barley fields and chorten. Make your way through the Sho and Lho villages. Visit the Ribung Gompa as well and find yourself amidst the colossal mountains of Manaslu Massif, Naike Peak (6211m), and Larkya Peak (6249m). Overnight in Samagaon.

  • Accommodation Guest House, Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude3390m

Today, we shall head to the major landmark of this trek which is the Manaslu Base Camp. The steep climb from Samagaon takes about 5 hours and involves climbing through the steep icy paths. The Manaslu Base Camp serves as a vantage point to observe the mighty mountains in Manaslu and Larkya ranges along with the Birendra Tal as well. After spending some time there, we head back to Samagaon. Overnight in camp.

  • Accommodation Guest House, Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude4400m

Another day of trekking takes us through numerous Mani walls and into the lush birch forests of Kermo Kharka. The trail to Samdo involves going along the bank of Budi Gandaki River and eventually crossing it via a wooden bridge. The route blesses us with an amazing sight of a massive Mani wall. After 4 hours, we arrive at Samdo. It lies in the rain shadow area and is very arid. This village is heavily influenced by the Tibetan lifestyle. Overnight in Samdo.

  • Accommodation Guest House, Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude3690m

The walk from Samdo to Dharmasala goes along the Budi Gandaki River and later the trail goes around the Larkya Glacier. As we move ahead, the Salka Khola accompanies us and after a heavy climb, we reach Dharmasala. It is used by people as a stopping point before crossing the Larkya La Pass. It is also a viewpoint of Larkya Peak (6249m) and Naike Peak (6211m). Overnight in Dharmasala.

  • Accommodation Guest House, Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude4460m

The hardest aspect of the day is crossing the Larkya La pass. Along the way, we can catch a panoramic view of the Cho Danda and Larkya Peak. The pass is decorated with snow and is slippery so be careful. From the pass, catch amazing views of Himlung (7126m), Cheo (6812m), Larkya Peak (6249m), Ngadi Chuli (7871m), and Annapurna II (7937m). From the pass, we slowly head to Bimthang, a Tamang settlement with agriculture and animal husbandry as the major occupations.

  • Accommodation Guest House, Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude5160m

Wake up early and witness an amazing panorama of the Manaslu and Cheo Himal ranges. Make your way through Sangure Kharka and across the Dudh Khola. We reach Kharche which is the highest cultivated land of the valley. After a brief visit at Gho, we strive ahead to reach Tilije. Tilije is a village with Tibetan and Gurung communities. Feel free to interact with the locals and learn about their culture. Overnight in Tilije.

  • Accommodation Guest House, Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude2300m

The road from Tilije to Tal goes across the Dudh Khola and into the Thonje village. We need to get our permits checked in order to go to Dharapani. We need to walk along the Marshyangdi River and after going through lush forests and Mani walls, we reach Tal. The Tal village sits at the foot of a large waterfall and is the last Buddhist village in this trek. Overnight in Tal.

  • Accommodation Guest House, Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude1680m

The main objective of the day is to head towards Syange. We need to walk on the trail to Chamje and cross the Marshyangdi River. We enter the Marshyangdi valley and are greeted with fields and rhododendron forests. The trek advances through Jagat and descends towards Jitai. Theron, the southward trail gradually leads towards Syange. Overnight in Syange.

  • Accommodation Guest House, Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude1150m

The drive from Syange to Kathmandu goes through Besisahar and it offers amazing scenery of the Trishuli and Marshyangdi Rivers. The drive takes about 8 hours. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you head back to your hotel. If you want, you can also go shopping for souvenirs around Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation 3-star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch
  • Maximum Altitude1300m

Today is your final day in Nepal and our company representative will drop you off at Tribhuvan International Airport for your scheduled flight home. Goodbye. We hope you had a good trek and see you in the future for other treks and tours.

  • MealsBreakfast

Cost Details

  • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle.
  • 3 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast basis.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing by private guide and private transportation
  • All ground transportation by private vehicle.
  • Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trekking.
  • All necessary paper works, conservation area, and restricted area entry permits.
  • All accommodations in hotels, lodges/tea houses during the trek.
  • An experienced Government licensed guide and porters.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • All government taxes.
  • International Airfare
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Personal Expenses
  • Travel and Rescue Insurance
  • Extra accommodation and food charges in Kathmandu
  • Tips and gratitude to the guide, porters and drivers

Useful Info

Trip Grade: Physical condition, Health, and Experience

Manaslu Circuit Trek is physically quite strenuous and took place at a high altitude which demands physical fitness and good health, yet no previous trekking experience and skills are required. Besides that, having past hiking experience can come in handy. Therefore, being in good physical shape should be highly prioritized by all the trekkers.  Regular exercising 2 or 3 weeks before the trek can help build your strength and stamina to withstand walking on vast challenging trails or terrain of mountains such as narrow and rugged paths, dense forest, straight roads, long climbs, and steep descent, etc. Furthermore, trekkers will also be crossing Larkya La Pass which is 5200m high.

This trek involves approx 5-6 hrs of walking per day on lower lands, whereas in the high mountains, it is 3-4 hrs of hiking on a day-to-day basis.

This trek is not for those participants who have pre-existing medical conditions related to heart, blood, and lungs disease as this trek is taxing in every aspect.

Accommodation details

Since this is a tea house trek, trekkers will be accommodated in local lodges with basic amenities en route. Generally, the twin shared rooms with common bathrooms and toilets are available in the teahouses of the trekking trails. There is a heated communal dining room where they serve a variety of warm delicious food.

In Kathmandu, you will be staying in a 3-star hotel before and after the trek for a total of 3 nights on a twin-sharing basis.

Meals and water during the trek

All 3 meals including breakfast, lunch, and dinner along with a cup of tea or coffee of your choice are provided with each meal at lodges while trekking whereas, in Kathmandu, at your hotel, only breakfast is included. These lodges/tea houses have warm, delicious, and nutritious meals to withstand this whole journey. Their menu consists of authentic Nepalese food, and local traditional and international cuisine (Italian, Continental, Indian, Tibetan, etc). The menu items get shorter at high-altitude lodges.

Here are some the of menu items served at tea houses/lodges: 


Pancakes, Eggs, Corn Flakes, Tibetan bread or chapati, Oatmeal, French toast, Toast with peanut butter, butter, jam, honey, cheese, Muesli, Bread, Local Tsampa porridge, Vegetables, Fruits, Hot drinks (varieties of coffee, teas, hot chocolate, etc)

Lunch and Dinner

Steaks, Macaroni dishes, Momo (dumpling), Sandwiches, Dhal, bhat (rice)and Tarkari, Pasta, Sherpa stew, Tibetan bread, Variety of Soups, Thenthuk Spaghetti Noodle, Fried rice, Potatoes items, Thukpa, Vegetable curry, Snacks (Papad, Prawn), Desserts (Rice pudding, Apple pie, etc), pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed), Korean ramen, Hard drinks, egg/chicken/meat dishes, etc

It is highly advisable to take liquids, especially lemon tea, green tea, ginger tea, garlic soup, and hot lemon, and drink at least 2-4 liters of water a day for high-altitude treks. Furthermore, we also encourage the trekkers to eat only vegetable items for their health and safety. Despite the availability of non-veg items, we don’t allow it because the meat in trekking regions is not hygienic and fresh enough to consume. Avoid dairy products, caffeinated items, alcoholic drinks, hot chocolate, etc while trekking at high altitude.

On trekking routes, you can either buy the mineral water from the local shops/teahouse/ lodges or refill your water bottle with boiled water from the lodge which will be charged per liter. Besides that, you can filter the water using water purification pills/drops.

Best time to visit Manaslu Circuit

Spring and Autumn are considered to be the most suitable seasons of the year to visit Tsum Valley and Manaslu. Trekking is possible during summer/monsoon and winter as well but it’s too risky. At the time of winter, you cannot visit Manaslu Base Camp and the Tibetan border because of heavy snowfall you cannot go above Dharamshala. Thus, making us unable to cross Larkya La pass. Furthermore, in January and February lodges(teahouses) at Dharamshala remain closed. In Nepal, summer coincides with monsoon so during summer the trails will be wet and slippery due to heavy rainfall and there is a high possibility of landslides. 

Spring (March to May)

During this time the weather is stable, clear, and calm, besides that, you will get the opportunity to have a clear unobstructed view of mountains, and glaciers and enjoy the lush vegetation in the lower region. Rhododendrons begin to bloom on the trails adding beauty to nature. The temperature slowly starts to rise resulting in hot temperatures however, by the end of March winter snow will melt away. Hence, the route to Larke La Pass will be clear to cross. Sometimes trekkers may encounter heavy rainfall on the trekking trails as well.

Autumn (September to November)

Autumn is the ideal season for trekking as it provides suitable weather. It is also the peak tourist season of the year. From mid-September to November is the best period for trekking due to stable weather, mild temperature, and clear blue sky that enables trekkers to enjoy the clear serene mountain views. During autumn trekkers won't encounter snowfall.

Please do note that the mountain region’s weather is unpredictable. Therefore, sudden weather changes can occur frequently.

A standard day on Manaslu Circuit Trek

Each morning we'll wake up early, freshen up, get ready and pack our bags before having breakfast. After a hearty meal, we will be on the trails by 7 or 8 am which varies according to the nature of the trek. Around midday, we will be taking a lunch break and resting after walking for  2-3 hours. Then we’ll be walking towards our last destination of the day and reach our destination usually in the afternoon. For the rest of the afternoon, we will explore the village and nearby places.

At about 6 or 7 pm we’ll have dinner. Once we finished our supper we spent our evening interacting with others, playing games, watching videos, reading books, etc. Before going to sleep, the trek leader/guide will give us a briefing about the next day’s plan.

Acclimatization and High Altitude Sickness

Trekkers usually suffer from altitude sickness, especially during high altitude treks as the route leads us to high hills. In this trek, trekkers have to cross the Larkya La Pass situated at the height of 5,160m which is the highest point of this trek. Hence, acclimatization days shouldn't be skipped as acclimatization helps to prevent the risks of acute mountain sickness and must acclimatize either in Samagaon or in Samdo for 2 nights. However, there is a chance of acclimatizing to another location instead of Samagaon or Samdo depending upon the itinerary planned and the walking pace of a trekker.

Ascending gradually is a key to preventing altitude illness. Plus, keep your body hydrated throughout the trek so drink at least 4 liters of water a day. In some cases, the altitude sickness can be severe and the only remedy is to descend immediately. 

If you are prone to high altitude sickness, then it’s better to avoid Larkya La Pass and do Tsum Valley Trek only. 

Immunization Certificate/Vaccinations 

Vaccination against malaria, cholera, yellow fever, tetanus, typhoid/paratyphoid, BCG tuberculosis, hepatitis, meningitis, rabies, dengue fever, giardia, and polio are recommended by us. Nonetheless, the requirements for the vaccination keep changing depending upon the situation. In case of any current changes in vaccination requirements, you have to be up to date and check the situation of the place before traveling. Consult your doctor or GP at least 2 months before the trek about the immunization you require to travel safely.

Travelers must submit the ‘Fully Vaccinated Covid-19' immunization certificate.

Personal expenses on the trek

We request our clients to carry extra cash (Nepali currency) during the trek as the package won't cover some of the trip expenses including snacks, alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages (table drinks), souvenirs, tips for guides, porters and drivers, hot shower, Wi-Fi, mineral/boil water for drinking, recharge, etc. Other additional personal expenses include international airfare, visa application, travel insurance policy purchase, extra accommodation, and food charges in Kathmandu.

Travel Insurance 

Travel Insurance is necessary if you are traveling abroad. The trekking route of Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit trek is full of challenges and routes take you to high altitude locations. Such a high altitude trek involves a risk of high altitude sickness, natural disasters such as landslides, avalanches, etc, and other unanticipated events. Thus, travel insurance is mandatory for all travelers.

After booking the trek, clients must send a copy of the insurance paper to us (Eternal Himalaya). The travel insurance policy must comprise helicopter rescue service, medical coverage, and air ambulance services. In addition to travel insurance, we also highly recommend you purchase cancellation insurance because it eradicates the hassle.

Nepal Tourist Visa Info 

All foreigners, excluding Indian nationals, will require a visa to enter Nepal. However, European countries can obtain visas on arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Ktm, Nepal.

Passport validity is required for at least 6 months and should be beyond the total duration of the trip. You will also require a passport size photo and a visa fee for visa application. The cost of a Nepal Tourist Visa differs according to the number of days it is issued for. The Nepal Tourist Visa fee is USD 30 for up to 15 days. For up to 30 days the visa costs USD 50 whereas the visa fee for 90 days costs USD 125. 

Citizens of SAARC and China will receive a free visa. Some countries' citizens may not receive an on-arrival visa and these countries are Ghana, Swaziland, Cameroon, Liberia, Ethiopia, Palestine, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Somalia, Afghanistan, and Iraq. Therefore, nationals from these countries can contact their local Nepalese embassy.

For more information related to visas search at https://www.immigration.gov.np/

Currency Exchange in Nepal 

Nepali currency (Rupee) is a closed currency; therefore, you can only exchange your foreign currency upon arrival in Nepal. Since US dollars are widely accepted, we suggest traveling with US dollars. The majority of banks do not accept foreign currency which is old, torn, or faded. It is advisable to carry new, clean and untorn notes to obtain the local currency ‘Nepali Rupees (NPR)’.

The foreign currency can be converted through local banks or a bank ATM and authorized ‘’Money Changers’’ or ‘’Foreign Exchangers (FOREX)’’ around Thamel in Kathmandu. Alternatively, you can exchange a small amount of cash at all the hotels in Kathmandu too. Every morning the money changers will post the ongoing rates on their board which is placed outside of the store. The rates don't vary that much from store to store. 

Some of the ATMs are open 24 hrs a day and accept the international card; moreover, most ATMs will charge a usage fee on each transaction. Cash from ATMs is given out in Nepali currency (NPR) only. In Nepal, there is a limit on how much amount of cash you can withdraw per transaction. If you are using a foreign card, the maximum limit of withdrawal amount will be 35,000 for a 500 rupees processing fee. However, the withdrawal amount varies depending on the bank and the limits often range from 10,000 NPR to 30,000 NPR.

A service fee charge of 4% or more will be imposed depending upon the banks if you utilize the money exchange facility at financial institutions and banks.

On the trek, there are no money exchange services or banks. Furthermore, there are some ATMs available in Jomsom on the Annapurna circuit trek but are not reliable. So, we suggest you exchange your foreign currency in Kathmandu or Pokhara before you depart for the trek, as you will get a more favorable exchange rate. Plus, it is a far more convenient, easier, and safer option. Since the tea houses/lodges of trekking regions prefer local currency, we recommend you to take a sufficient amount of Nepali currency on the trek for personal expenses.

# We advised you to avoid the airports and hotels to make your currency exchanges, for the best rate.

Trekking in-group/singles

We handle all group sizes whether it be small (private trek) or large size trekking groups. Group discount is applicable when your group consists of more than 5 people and should have your person (family, friends, or colleagues) in the team otherwise the price remains the same for private touring or group joining. If you are interested in joining the fixed group for this trip please keep checking the departure link when it's available we will send you complete info (date and price) related to the trek or you can book an entire private trip at a reasonable cost. Every group will be led by a team leader/ guide and one porter for two trekkers. In case your group exceeds more than 10 people we will provide an assistant guide.

Eternal Himalaya Hiking Team 

Our expert guides will escort you throughout the trek to make your journey enjoyable and comfortable. Every single guide of our company is well experienced, trained, and licensed. They have been climbing and trekking by leading a group for many years.

All of our crew members have what it takes to lead a successful trek. We value our staff members and take good care of them. Each staff member is provided with good payment, insurance coverage, necessary equipment, gear, meals, transportation, and accommodation during the trek. Medical care is also provided by us in case of an injury and illness.

Our crew members' qualities are:

  • Excellent interacting skills and fluent in English and other major languages)
  • A certified Trekking Guide
  • Knowledgeable about the facts and keep track of weather forecast
  • Well trained in Rock climbing
  • Undertook the Biodiversity and Conservation course
  • Wilderness First Aid Training


The weight limit is 9 kg per trekker and only one porter is assigned to carry the luggage of two trekkers. We don’t overload our porters as we care for them and are against exploitation. Therefore, the weight of luggage should not exceed more than 18 kg. We advise you to bring a small backpack for you to carry your valuables.

Please note that pack your bag with only essential items to travel lightly. Your excess luggage can be kept at your hotel or use the Eternal Himalaya storeroom for free.

Before we begin our trek, we will recheck the equipment, luggage, etc in the course of briefing at our office.

Responsible Travel

Tourism creates a negative impact on the environment. To preserve this precious nature, we collaborated with Kathmandu Environment Education Project (KEEP) to promote eco-friendly tourism.


Whether to tip or not to depends on the traveler’s discretion.Tipping is a part of Nepali culture, therefore it is very common to tip, especially in tourism sectors. Nepali people accept it because they feel appreciated for their hard work. If you want to tip them (porter and guides), feel free to do so, in case you enjoy their good services, care and treat you well throughout the trek.

Safe Booking Payment Gateway 

Eternal Himalaya Adventure Pvt. Ltd is a well-certified trek and tour company in Nepal also, a member of the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) and the Trekking Agency Association of  Nepal (TAAN). Therefore, you can safely book and pay with us for your preferred trip package without any doubts.

To book a trip first and foremost you have to fill up a booking application form then while booking you are required to pay 20% (non-refundable) in advance for booking confirmation before the trip. Please note that you must send all necessary documents such as passport size photos, passport copy, travel insurance policy, and arrival and departure flight details within a week after booking.

The convenient and safe ways to pay are through bank transfers and online payment. The remaining cost of the trek can be paid in cash or by bank transfer before the beginning of the trek. Moreover, we will also forward the payment details to your email and vice versa. While filling out the booking application form, the clients must mention the details about modes of payment clearly and should provide all the required details about the credit card.

Last-minute booking 

Booking is the best way to execute the whole trip without any hassle. However, Eternal Himalaya does provide a last-minute booking facility for those who are unable to book in advance. For this clients are required to pay 100% of the trip cost within 24hrs before the trip departure.

In the case of last-minute booking, we cannot be responsible for the delays because of the events which are beyond our control, such as weather changes, unavailability of lodges, and other unfavorable conditions which lead to trip delays and flight cancellations. Despite these unfavorable circumstances we do our best to manage a trek at any time.

For more information, call us at +977 9851254672 (Ram Sharan) or email us 

Trip extension

Once the trip is completed, you will have leisure time during which you can explore Kathmandu Valley and nearby places. If you want to extend your stay in Kathmandu, we can arrange the other tours and adventure activities as well such as river rafting, paragliding, cycling, bungee jumping, zip flyer, etc. The eternal Himalayas also operates the tour in Bhutan and Tibet.


Eternal Himalaya will host a farewell dinner after the completion of the Tsum Valley & Manaslu Circuit Trek. Once dinner is finished, we will present you with a trek achievement certificate for completing your trek, plus you can give us feedback about our services.


Although we provide fixed departure dates and itineraries for the Manaslu Circuit trek, our valuable clients can make changes to the date, time, and itineraries of the trek as they desire. If the appointed departure date doesn’t fit your schedule, we’ll re-arrange it for you. However, itineraries are seldomly altered because of conditions that are beyond our control like natural disasters (landslides, earthquakes) and bad weather.

It is unlikely to occur a significant change in the original itinerary but we will not be held responsible for the inconvenience, delays, or consequences you will face before or during the trek due to unpredictable situations.

All the decisions are made by a lead guide if there requires a modification in itineraries to reroute the team in different routes or areas.

Equipment list for Manaslu Circuit Trek

Here is the complete essential list of equipment for the Manaslu Circuit trek. The weight of your luggage is limited to up to 9 kg, so, therefore, we advise you to carry only essential items. In case you require to carry more than 9 kg, we can arrange porters.

Head Wear

  • Warm insulated winter hat / Wooly hat
  • Sun hat / Wide-brimmed hat
  • Scarf
  • Neck gaiter or Fleece Buff (Optional)
  • Neoprene face mask (Optional)
  • Balaclava / Bally ski mask / Monkey cap (Optional)
  • LED Headlamp × 2 and spare batteries

Face/body care items

  • Sunscreen with SPF above 50
  • Sunglasses with UV protection × 2 pairs
  • Face/body cleansing wipes (biodegradable wipes)
  • Moisturizer lotion for face/body
  • Lip balm

Hand Wear

  • Liner gloves × 2 pairs
  • Fleece gloves × 2 pairs

Body Wear

  • Hiking shirts × 2 pairs
  • Full-sleeved thermal undershirts × 2 pairs
  • Fleece jacket
  • Waterproof and windproof hooded rain jacket
  • Down jacket (thick down jacket for winter treks)
  • Polypropylene underwear × 5-6 pairs
  • Synthetic material hiking pants × 2 pairs
  • Long johns × 2 pairs
  • Sweater
  • Waterproof jacket and pants
  • Lightweight cotton pants
  • T-shirt

Foot Wear

  • Woolen socks × 6 pairs (thick light socks)
  • Lightweight shoes/scandals
  • Hiking Boots

Essential gear

  • Backpack
  • Day pack for basics
  • Waterproof covers for your bags and packs
  • Thermal water bottle (hydration bladder often freezes in winter)
  • Sleeping bag (rated at least 0°C for summer and -15° for winter)
  • Water purification tablets, drops or portable water purifier/filter bottles,s or, gadgets
  • Trekking pole
  • Crampons
  • Large plastic bags and stuff sacks

Personal Toiletries

  • medium size towel
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Biodegradable bar soap
  • Deodorant 
  • Nail clippers
  • Small mirror
  • Toilet papers
  • Shampoo 

Personal accessories

  • Money  
  • Watch
  • Cell phone
  • Camera
  • Lighter
  • Pocket knife

Extra items / Travel gear

  • First aid kit
  • Extra passport photos and photocopies of passport Travel insurance documents
  • Notebook and pen 
  • Books
  • Personal entertainment
  • Binoculars
  • International electrical adapter


  • Q1. How hard is Manaslu Circuit Trek?

    Manaslu Circuit Trek is considered a moderately difficult trek, yet this trek consists of some intense difficult levels. Trekkers have to walk for 13 days which involves you walking in rough mountainous terrain with daily increases and changes in altitude. Plus, winding trails with steep uphill and downhill make it even more challenging. The most challenging part of this trek is crossing the highest point of the Manaslu Circuit trek, Larkya-La Pass at 5,106 meters where trekkers will hike for a long day on the icy snowy trails. Hence, it is essential to have strong physical fitness for the successful completion of the trek.


  • From March to May (Spring) and September to November (Autumn) is the ideal time for Manaslu Circuit Trek as these months provide stable temperatures and favorable weather for stunning views.

  • Wi-Fi is available in some tea houses/lodges with service charges on an hourly basis. Despite the availability of Internet/Wi-Fi in some places, there is no high-speed connectivity in such remote places. Plus, Manaslu trekking trails do not have free hotspots and cell phone coverage is very poor as well. Therefore, we advise you not to take your laptop. 


  • We can use Wi-Fi/internet to communicate while staying at the lodge for extra service charge, whereas at high altitudes we will use a phone. Before going to trek, we advise you to buy a local sim card and a lot of data bundles from Kathmandu, however, in most trekking regions, mobile signals are not strong enough.

  • Boiled water which is easily available from local lodges at a low cost is safe to consume for drinking. Therefore, you will be required to carry a water bottle to refill it with boiled or filtered water as plastic bottles are not allowed in the Manaslu region. Also, with the use of water purification tablets or drops, you can get safe drinkable water.

  • Yes, the Manaslu region does have electricity supplied through local hydropower projects and solar panels but some of the places don’t have access to power. Moreover, the places powered by hydropower projects can easily facilitate charging whereas you may face some problems in a place where they depend on solar power. Also, some of them will charge you a certain amount of money per hour for charging your devices. We suggest you bring a power bank with you.

  • All necessary trekking permits will be prepared by Eternal Himalaya after the confirmation of your trekking trip.


  • The 3 essential permits to trek Manaslu Circuit are as follows:

    • Manaslu Conservation Area Permit (MCAP)
    • Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit (ACAP)
    • Special Restricted Area Permit for Manaslu (Manaslu RAP)
  • These are the following documents are required to send through email after booking your trip:

    • Passport size photos (bring at least 4 photos)
    • Copy of passport
    • A copy of travel insurance (it must cover the medical evacuation and heli rescue)
    • Flight details
  • There are plenty of veg items available in the trekking lodges, furthermore Eternal Himalaya does not encourage trekkers to consume non-veg items throughout the trek for your health safety. Because the meat in the trekking regions are not fresh and hygienic. Please note that clients who are vegan and vegetarian must inform their guides/team leader.

  • No, there isn’t any age restriction to trek. You’ll only require to be physically fit and healthy along with having a strong determination and positive attitude. It is highly suggested to consult the doctor to seek helpful advice and permission before the excursion. Also, ask for prescribed medication needed while traveling at high elevation.


  • Yes, Eternal Himalaya does refund you if you want to cancel your booked trip, yet a trip cancellation charge will be applied. For detailed information visit our terms and conditions page.