Manaslu Circuit Trek 12 Days

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Trip Facts

  • Duration 12 Days
  • Difficulty Level Strenuous
  • Destination Nepal
  • Transportation Private Vehicle, Bus, Van and Jeep
  • Activity Trekking and Hiking
  • Best Season March- May and Sept-Dec
  • Group Size Mini 2, Max 16 People
  • Trip Start/End Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude 5160m/16, 924 ft

All of our scheduled departure dates are guaranteed! But if they don't work with your travel schedule, we will be happy to assist you in choosing another day! You may start planning your tailor-made trips right now, whether you're a solitary traveler, a couple, a family, or a group. For information on prices and other questions, kindly contact us.

The Major Highlights Of The 12-Day Manaslu Circuit Trek.

  • Explore stunning vistas, lush forests, and more.
  • Pass across difficult mountain passes, such as Larkya La Pass
  • Enjoy Mount Manaslu's breathtaking vistas. It is the eighth-highest mountain on Earth.
  • Engage residents in dialogue in far-off villages
  • Magnificent mountains line the Budhi Gandaki River's valley.
  • Hiking trails provide a rare opportunity to study flora and fauna.
  • Cheo Himal provides sweeping panoramas of the Himalayas.
  • You and your fellow hikers will have lifelong memories from this once-in-a-lifetime journey.
  • Samdo, Lho, and other charming Tibetan villages make excellent travel destinations.
  • Spend some time relaxing in hot springs after a day of hiking.
  • An excellent way to discover the local culture and traditions is by visiting old monasteries.
  • As you hike through the stunning rhododendron woodland, take in the stunning mountain views.

Manaslu Circuit Trek 12 Days Overview 

Manaslu Circuit, 12 Days Trek, is a physically demanding trip that will bring you as close to "Shangri La". The Manaslu Trail takes you through several beautiful villages and allows you to explore this little-visited, fascinating corner of Nepal. This special place was inaccessible to tourists until 1991. It is home to an ancient Tibetan culture that has remained largely unchanged over the centuries. Residents of this isolated, sublime valley depended on farming and yak-herding to survive and never got involved in the Tibetan salt trade. They were, therefore, not affected by the closure of the border between Tibet & Nepal after the Chinese invasion of Tibet in 1950.

12 Days Manaslu Circuit Trek begins after you arrive in Kathmandu. You may go sightseeing, but we'll ensure you have the right trekking gear and clothing for a safe and smooth trek. We will provide the necessary trekking permits to enter this restricted area. Then we drive to Maccha Khola via Aru Ghat, a village in Gurkha. We join other trekkers on the popular Manaslu & Tsum Valley Trails. We continue along this well-traveled and exciting route until we reach Khola Besi, "where the real fun begins." We take a deep breath, leave the comfort of the Manaslu Circuit, and present our passes to the police checkpoint before heading north into the tranquil Tsum Valley.

We will trek along the Buri-Gandaki River on our way to Shyala Village and beyond. After that, we will explore the Sama Gaun village, possibly visiting Birendra Lake, climbing to Pungyen Monastery, or hiking to Ganesh Himal base camp. This majestic region, with Larkya La as its focal point, is one of the Himalayas' most impressive passes. This is an adventure at its best. It will stay with you for a very long time. The trail crosses the fascinating Manaslu Peak [8156m.] The trail crosses Larkya Pass at 5100 meters and enters the Marsayangdi River Valley. This gives you a few attractive options for where to end your trek. 

Adventure Club's other similar treks in the Manaslu region include Manaslu Circuit  Trek - 16 Days. Manaslu Circuit  Trek - 17 Days, and Manaslu Circuit Short  Trek - 14 Days. 

When Is The Best Time For Manaslu Circuit Trekking? 

Pre-monsoon season, or from March to May, and post-monsoon season, or from late September to December, are the optimum times to complete this Manaslu trek. The best months are often regarded as any time in October, November, April, and May. September, December, and March are additional suggested months for this walk. The next months are not ideal for undertaking this walk, in our opinion. It is extremely dangerous to cross the Larkya La Pass in January and February because of the high snowfall. It is best to avoid June, July, and August because of the risk of flooding and landslides brought on by excessive rains.

How Difficult Is Manaslu Circuit 12-Day Trek 

Manaslu Circuit Trek covers approximately 177km/110 mi. On a 14-day itinerary, you'll walk for 10-11 days. This means that, on average, you'll cover 15-20km (9-12mi) daily. Each day. It is difficult to walk the first few days of the trail due to the steep Budi Gandaki Gorge and the uphill and downward walks. The Larkya La Pass is 5,106m /16752ft) high. This trek is the most difficult, with long hikes on snow-covered trails. Altitude sickness is a major challenge you may face on this trek due to the wide variations in altitude. If you are not doing it in the winter, you do not need mountaineering or hanging skills. You must be physically fit and in good shape, even if it is your first time. Strength and endurance training and cardio fitness training are recommended to maintain fitness levels at least three months before starting the trek.

Accommodation On The Manaslu Circuit Trek

Accommodation on the Manaslu Trek includes clean huts and teahouses. Some places have upgraded guesthouses. The guesthouses have room heaters, en suite toilets and bathrooms, and a heated floor. The lodge owners add new facilities every year to improve the comfort of their guests. We will book the best lodges and guesthouses along the route for the duration of your trek when you book with Adventure Club Trek.

Meals On The Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu Trekking will serve all meals on a full-board basis, whereas in Kathmandu, only breakfast is served. Three meals are served daily during trekking from menus of tea houses, lodges, or local homes. We eat breakfast and dinner every day in the same location where we spend the night. Lunch will be served in a teahouse on the way to our destination. The Manaslu area has a different level of tourist infrastructure than exists in the Annapurna and Everest regions (and this is what makes this region so attractive). There will be no variety of food available. Tibetan bread, dal bhat, and tsampa are the main local foods. Adventure Club Trek recommends that we are prepared for a small adventure.

Telephone And Wifi In The Manaslu Circuit Trek

All of the teahouses where you will spend the night have electricity. Paying a little fee, you can use communal hydroelectricity or solar panels to recharge your phones, laptops, and other electronic devices. We strongly advise bringing backup rechargeable power banks or extra batteries. We do not recommend bringing your laptop because there is no free WiFi along the trekking trail, and the telephone service may be better. Although some teahouses charge for hourly WiFi access, don't anticipate high-speed internet on the inaccessible trails.

Mode Of Transportation To Manaslu Circuit Trek

We will begin our journey by traveling 160 kilometers (99 miles) from Kathmandu to Maccha Khola via Soti Khola. By private jeep, it takes 7 hours, and by local jeep, it takes 8 -9 hours. The entire first day of the trip consists of an off-road adventure ride. After the hike, you will take a Jeep for a six-hour drive from Dharapani before switching to another Jeep or local bus for a seven-hour travel to Kathmandu.

Drinking Water On Manaslu Circuit Trek

Water available in taps, streams, or river water is detrimental and unfit for drinking. Sadly, large fractions of the Nepalese population in rural and urban areas are deprived of safe and adequate drinking water. We recommend that our travelers drink boiled or purified water by adding purification agents. Although we discourage bottled mineral water, if you have to use it, double-check that the seal is intact and that the top of the bottle has yet to be manhandled. Overall, it is very important to drink adequate water while trekking in Nepal to avoid any threats associated with dehydration and altitude sickness. A liter of mineral water at lower-elevation tea houses costs around USD 1 but at higher elevations can cost up to $4, so the cost can add up.

Trekking Permits For Manaslu Circuit Trek

The Government of Nepal has declared the Manaslu Region (between Jagat and Dharapani) a restricted area to control tourism in the region. That is to say, independent trekkers are not allowed in Manaslu, and trekkers are subject to obtaining a special entry permit. Forming a group of at least two trekkers accompanied by a local guide is mandatory. Additionally, your permit must be processed through a registered agency. Freelance guides cannot issue the necessary permits for the Manaslu Circuit. Three different permits are required for the Manaslu trek and an additional one for Tsum Valley, if your trekking package covers the valley as mentioned below

Special Restricted Area Permit for Manaslu (Manaslu RAP

The Cost of the Trekking permits 

From September to November: USD $100 per person in the first seven nights and USD 15 extra per person each day after the eighth night.

From December to August: USD $75 per person for the initial seven days, and USD 10 extra per person each day after the eighth.

Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP Permit)  

This permit is required from Philm, where the Manaslu Conservation Area starts. The price is USD30 year-round for any days you spend inside the conservation area.

Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP Permit) 

You will need this permit from Dharapani to exit ACAP at Beshi Sahar. The cost of any day spent in the ACAP conservation zone is USD30.


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In the early morning, we set off on Journey to Machha Khola. During the drive, you will enjoy the countryside views. Along the highway, you will get an opportunity to see the meandering Trishuli River on the base of lush green hills with scattered settlements. Trishuli river is famous for rafting. We will drive on a tarmacked road from Kathmandu to Dhading Besi Bazaar, where the rough road starts. We cross Arughat to reach Macha Khola Khola. Overnight in Macha Khola.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinne
  • Max. Altitude900m/2952ft

After breakfast. We hit a narrow trail ascending and descending before crossing Tharo Khola to reach Khorlabesi. There is a famous hot spring in Tatopani where we halt. For travelers taking a bath in the hot spring is a relief. We continue hiking through a forest and cross a suspension bridge over the Budhigandaki River towards a confluence. The trail ascends through stone steps across a landslide and over a ridge. We cross another suspension bridge over Yaru Khola, climb the stairs, drop into the river, and climb more stairs to Tharo Bharyang. Again, we cross
the west bank of Budhigandaki and climb over a ridge. We hike along the river and then rise toward the village of Jagat. Overnight in Jagat.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinne
  • Max. Altitude2,095m/4,395ft

From Jagat, we climb over a rocky ridge to Saguleri and descend to Sirdabas. We can view Shringi Himal as we descend to a river and cross a long suspension bridge before climbing up to Philim, a Gurung village. On the way, there are several waterfalls to Ekle Bhatti. Further, we descend and cross s Budhigandaki, advance along the west bank, travel to the east bank, and back again. The trail passes through bamboo forests taking us to Deng, The river we cross and reach Deng, a settlement. Overnight in Deng.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinne
  • Max. Altitude2095m/6871ft

We ascend the steep trail and descend to a river which we cross and go uphill across several settlements decorated with Mani walls that give a glimpse of Tibetan heritage. On reaching Namrung, you will make an excursion to the Prok village. Overnight in Namrung.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinne
  • Max. Altitude2,900m/9,512ft

Namrung village is a good viewpoint for Siring and Ganesh Himal, and from the village, one can also see Mt. Himal Chuli in the south. We climb steadily, passing through forests, and reach Lihi, a fine village with many chortens and barley terraces. The trail drops and crosses the side valley of Simnang Himal, with Ganesh Himal permanently close by. We further pass through Sho, Lho, and Shyala villages before reaching Sama Village. We enjoy extraordinary views of Mt. Manaslu from Lho village and explore the famous Ribung Gompa. Shyala village will be surrounded by high mountains like Himal Chuli and Peak 29 (Ngadi Chuli) to the left, Manaslu and large glaciers straight ahead, and other snow summits to the right, and at the far end stands Ganesh Himal. Today’s journey ends in Samagaun, where we spend the night.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinne
  • Max. Altitude3,500m/11,480 ft

We acclimatize at Samagaon to adjust to the thin air due to higher elevation. However, we will not stay idle but explore this village and learn about the lifestyles of the locals and their Buddhist culture. We have other options - hiking to the Manaslu Base Camp or Birendra Lake (Tal) and then climbing the ridge to Pungyen Monastery. This monastery lies south of Samagaon and takes about a two-and-a-half- hour hike. It is hidden behind the ridge in front of Manaslu and gives us tremendous views of the glaciers. Similarly, Birendra Tal is a glacial lake at 3,450m where ice blocks tumble into the lake with thunderous displays.

In Samagaon, you have the option to see the following:

Birendra Taal (lake): At 3,450m, this is a beautiful, glacial lake. This lies around 3 km from Sama village.

Manaslu Base Camp:  It is 6 km away from the village and takes around 5 hours to reach. It lies at an altitude of 4,800m. Once here, you can enjoy views of the Manaslu Glacier, Birendra Taal, and a cave.

Pungen Monastery: This monastery is around 6-7 km from Sama Village. It offers better panoramic views of the mountains like Mt. Manaslu. You can also see the sight of thousands of mani stones with Buddhist texts and pictures. You may also see local Sherpas clad in traditional clothes and jewelry.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinne
  • Max. Altitude3,500m/ 11,480 ft

On this day, we descend to the Budhigandaki River and follow it to a bridge over a side stream. We swiftly move across pastures before elevating gradually. On the Larkya la Trail, we pass by several mani walls as the valley begins to widen. The easy trail above the river passes through the juniper and birch forests of Kermo Kharka. We cross a wooden bridge over Budhigandaki and ascend the steep headland. You will be amazed by the stunning view of Manaslu as you reach Samdo, a Tibetan refugee village close to the Tibetan border.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinne
  • Max. Altitude3,690m /12,103 ft

Today we make a short but relaxing journey to Dharmasala also called Larkya Phedi or Larkya Base Camp. We hit the trail that crosses the wooden bridge over the Budhigandaki River. From here, we start ascending. Further, we cross streams and pass by Larkya Glacier before we hike around Salka Khola valley. We make an ascent to the isolated stone guest house, a shelter popularly called Dharamshala or Larkya Phedi, or Larkya Base Camp.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinne
  • Max. Altitude4,450m / 14,596 ft

After a short climb, we reach a valley on the north side of the Larkya Glaciers from where we can enjoy great views of Cho Danda and Larkya Peak. Finally, we walk across the moraines of the glacier, making a gradual ascent that becomes steeper only in the last section of the pass. In the past, there are outstanding views of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kangguru, and the huge Annapurna II. It is a longer day than usual to Bimtang, but to walk into these low pastures with the evening mist coming in with Mt. Manaslu looming close by is an overwhelming experience. Overnight in Bimthang.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinne
  • Max. Altitude3,720m / 12,201 ft

Bimthang offers a great view of Mt. Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, Himlung Himal, and Cheo Himal. We continue to descend and then cross a high meadow (Sangure Kharka), followed by a suspension bridge over Dudh Khola. We follow a path through a narrow valley and walk through a rhododendron wood until we reach Karche at 2785 meters. After passing through fields, we climb steeply over a ridge. The trail descends the ridge with a large, sweeping curve to the riverbank at 2580m. The village of Gowa is a short distance away. We may decide to take a rest in Gowa (2500m), which has some nice lodges.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinne
  • Max. Altitude1860m / 6,102 ft

It will be our last day of hiking. We leave Gho after waking up and head to Dharapani. The trek is easy because the route descends. After trekking through fields and pastures, you will arrive at Tilje. This is a large Gurung settlement. This village is known for its brandy. We continue onwards, passing through Thonje and Dharapani villages. Manaslu. Show the ACAP permit to the checkpoint and drive onwards by jeep. Driving is a bit adventurous, but also beautiful. After reaching Besisahar we rest. Beshisahar is where we will spend the night.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinne
  • Max. Altitude760m

After Breakfast, we will drive through Prithvi Highway at Munglin Bazaar. Further, we follow the meandering Trishuli River in reverse this time. Once again, you will enjoy interacting visually with nature through the window of the vehicle in this six-hour journey from Beshishara to Kathmandu. where you will spend the last night in Nepal.


  • AccommodationN/A
  • MealsBreakfast and Lunch
  • Max. Altitude1358m

NoteYour safety is of the utmost concern while traveling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary, but we reserve the right to change that itinerary if a segment of it becomes a safety issue. Certain mountain regions are remote, natural disasters can happen, weather conditions can decline, and illness or injury can occur. To avoid dangerous situations, we may occasionally change the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That being said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible trekking experience and keep your safety our number one priority. We thank you for your understanding.

Trip Map

Manaslu Circuit Trek 12 Days map

Cost Details

Price Includes

  • Surface transfer to and from (Kathmandu – Machha Khola and Dharapani – Kathmandu by Private Jeep/Van).
  • Best available twin sharing Teahouse or guesthouse accommodation during the trek
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Farewell Dinner on the last night in Kathmandu.
  • Government-licensed, English-speaking guide trained in wilderness first aid
  • Porters to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter for two trekkers)
  • Assistant trekking guides walk with the group to support as necessary.
  • Staff costs include Food, salary, accommodation, transportation, and medicine.
  • Insurance covers all staff, including porters, as per state law.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion).
  • All necessary papers works (Annapurna and Manaslu conservation fees, special trekking permit for Manaslu)
  • Complimentary Adventure Club Trek T-shirt and Manaslu Region Trekking map
  • Duffel bag for trekking
  • Exclusive Medical Kit Bag (carried by your trek leader)
  • Travel and rescue arrangements.
  • All Government and Local taxes.

Price Excludes

  • Nepal visa (15 Days – 30 USD, 30 Days – 50 USD, and 90 Days – 125 USD)
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • International air fares/flights (fares and flights can be arranged upon request)
  • Personal expenses (alcoholic drinks, bottled water, cold drinks)
  • Personal travel insurance and medical bills
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips for guides, porters, and drivers (tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory)

Date & Prices

Start DateStart: TuesdayDecember 12, 2023End DateEnd: SaturdayDecember 23, 2023StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1179
Start DateStart: FridayDecember 15, 2023End DateEnd: TuesdayDecember 26, 2023StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1179
Start DateStart: TuesdayDecember 19, 2023End DateEnd: SaturdayDecember 30, 2023StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1179
Start DateStart: ThursdayDecember 21, 2023End DateEnd: MondayJanuary 01, 2024StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1179
Start DateStart: SundayDecember 24, 2023End DateEnd: ThursdayJanuary 04, 2024StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1179
Start DateStart: SaturdayDecember 30, 2023End DateEnd: WednesdayJanuary 10, 2024StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1179

The Published dates are guaranteed departures. If the scheduled dates are not suitable for you, we will be happy to create our trips to suit your needs. Let us know what kind of trip you are looking for, and our travel experts will help customize your dream destination.

Useful Info

Getting There And Away

The Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of the most popular Nepalese treks closest to Kathmandu. The 126 km drive (80 miles) from Kathmandu to Machha Khola is exciting and takes about 6-7 hours in a jeep or 8-9 hours with a regular bus. If the road conditions are bad, you may have to start walking in Soti Khola. This will add an extra day.

Acclimatization, And High-Altitude Sickness

The acclimatization planned during the trip helps trekkers adapt to the environment with less oxygen. Our body needs time to adjust to higher altitudes. Rushing to the higher elevation without acclimatization may result in acute mountain sickness (AMS), which could be fatal. The trekkers may suffer from AMS above 2,400m/7,875ft as the amount of oxygen becomes less and less with the increase in elevation.

We can categorize AMS into three categories with its symptoms. The trekker suffering from normal AMS feels giddy, gets headaches, has Nausea, and is out of breath, and is suggested not to worry as it disappears after the body gets used to less oxygen. Likewise, trekkers suffering from mild AMS show symptoms of dizziness, muscular pain, insomnia, headache, vomiting, loss of appetite, rapid heartbeat, and shortness of breath. Mild AMS can be treated with anti-headache medicines. A person suffering from serious AMS shows heightened symptoms, including shortness of breath, even while resting. The trekker with serious symptoms can barely walk, and fluids may start building up in the lungs. The trekker with serious AMS must be taken to a lower altitude immediately.

Advanced cases of AMS

If AMS is not treated in time, it can be life-threatening and lead to edema, a condition in which fluid is accumulated in the tissues of the body. Following are the two serious altitude sicknesses caused at high altitudes.

High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE)

In HACE, the brain gets swollen which can lead to coma and even death. Its symptoms are paralysis on one side of the body, bladder dysfunction, fatigue, bowel dysfunction, loss of coordination, and confusion. Descend to a lower altitude as soon as possible to prevent the worsening of the condition.

High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE)

Fluid is accumulated in the lungs which also increases the capillary pressure. Its symptoms include severe shortness of breath at rest, dry cough that later leads to producing pink frothy sputum, and fatigue.

Important Note: Severe cases of AMS are pretty rare. All our guides at the Adventure Club Trek, are aware of the symptoms of AMS and can handle it with care. We prioritize acclimatization, talk about the use of Diamox beforehand, and counsel all our trekkers on the risk and preventive factors before and during the trip. Your safety is our main concern.


Equipment And Packing List

We advise you to add the things to the list below. If your trek is longer or shorter than that, suitable modifications can be made to account for the particular needs, the time of year, and the distance traveled. Adventure Club Trek will supply the things denoted by an asterisk (*) at no additional charge. If you currently own these articles and would rather use your own, you are free to use them. In Kathmandu's Thamel district, one may find many inexpensive hiking supplies; quality varies, with imported goods from China frequently being of higher quality. Additionally, Kathmandu has several upscale stores that sell well-known brands. Please remember that the limit is 15 kg (33 lbs), as our porters will carry your pack.

* The Adventure Club Trek will lend each trekker a set of down Jackets, sleeping bags,s and duffle bags.

* Our main guide, trained in wilderness first aid, will carry a comprehensive medical kit.


Important Documents And Items

  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport-size photos, airline tickets.
  • Dollars, pounds, or Euros in cash for purchasing a Nepali visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, and snacks, and for purchasing your drinks and gifts.
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc


  • Bandana or headscarf, also useful in dusty conditions
  • Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
  • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Prescription sunglasses (if required)


  • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
  • Light and expedition-weight thermal tops
  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket *
  • Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable


  •  Non-cotton underwear briefs
  • 1 pair of Hiking shorts
  • 1 pair of hiking trousers
  • 1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
  • 1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
  • 1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric


  • 2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
  • 2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
  • 1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water-resistant, ankle support, “broken-in”)
  • 1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
  • Cotton socks (optional)
  • Gaiters (winter only), optional, “low” ankle high version


  • 1 pair of lightweight poly liner gloves.
  • 1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves
  • 1 pair of mittens, consisting of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched with a very warm polar-fleece mitt liner (seasonal)


  • 1 medium-sized quick-drying towel
  • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Female hygiene products
  • Small mirror
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti-bacterial handwash


  • 1 sleeping bag (good to -10 degrees C or 14 degrees F)*
  • Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)
  • Rucksack and Travel Bags
  • 1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters/3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carryon)
  • 1 large duffel bag *
  • A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables should have good shoulder padding
  • Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
  • 2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)


  • Small, personal first-aid kit. (Simple and light)
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  • Cough and/or cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylpolyamine
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are respiratory depressants.
  • Water purification tablets or the water filter
  •  Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies
  • Extras/Luxuries
  • Reading book
  • Trail map/guidebook
  • Journal and pen
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
  • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat peg


Visa And Entry Procedures

All nationals except Indians require a visa for entry into Nepal. For 30 days, citizens of SAARC countries like Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Bhutan are exempt from visa requirements. Getting a Nepal visa can be a simple process. Tourist visas can be obtained at the airport or at official entry points. Travelers from Afghanistan, Iraq, and Cameroon are not eligible for visas on arrival. You will find electronic kiosks at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, that can help you with visa processing. You will need to wait in the immigration line for your visa after completing the form and paying the fee.

Visitors can apply online for a visa within 15 working days of their arrival in Nepal. You must upload a passport-sized digital photo and your Nepal hotel address to the online form. You will need to print the confirmation page after submitting the online form. This must be presented at the Immigration section of the Kathmandu Airport along with your passport and the visa fee. Here you can apply for your Nepal visa.

Tourists may also apply for a Nepali Visa at their home country's local Nepali Consulate or Embassy. They can also mail their application to the nearest visa office, but they should do this in advance to allow processing time. Nepal Visa Information for travelers of all categories and the cost of correspondence can be extremely useful. For more information and the contact details for the Nepali Embassy and Consulate in your area, Click Here.

You will receive a visa for 15/30/90 days, depending on how you enter Nepal. The Nepal visa fee for multiple entries on arrival is:

15 days – US$30, 30 days – US$50, and 90days – US$125

Tourist visas can be extended for a maximum of 150 days in a year and these extensions are granted only at the department of immigration offices in Pokhara and Kathmandu. For more information on Nepal visas, visit our visa information page.


Our Trekking Guides/Leaders 

Here at Adventure Club, our staff is like family. We only use locals to support their communities and we train our staff rigorously to be the best they can be – for you! 

  •  Full first-aid training
  • Guide Training (trekking)
  • English and other common languages (as requested) 
  • Village and Land Conservation 
  • Mountaineering (for specialty expeditions or climbing treks)

All our guides are carefully trained for leadership as good leadership is vital for your trek to be enjoyable, safe, and successful. Most of our guides grew up in Sherpa country or other mountainous parts of Nepal. Their pride in their region shows itself in the way they lead treks and interface with you. 


Porters Care

A successful and satisfying experience on any team depends on mutual respect and consideration. Since our porters are essential to every trekking team, they are paid fairly and given good care. After your tour, you'll realize how much they merit your respect and appreciation. It is requested that all hikers carry at most 40lbs/22kgs of luggage. Adventure Club Trek is dedicated to giving our porters the appropriate clothes, tools, and lodging. They receive the same care as the rest of the trekking crew if they are seriously injured or unwell. We might even foot the bill for their helicopter evacuation. We back the IPPG, which seeks to maintain and enhance the working conditions for our porters.

Experience Requirement

On a 17 to 18-day trek itinerary, you will walk for 11 to 13 days, covering an average distance of 15 to 20km (9 to 12 mi) daily. The Manaslu Circuit Trek has a total distance of around 177 kilometers (110 mi). As a result of the terrifyingly steep Budi Gandaki Gorge and several uphill and downhill treks, the first few days on the trail are challenging. The hardest aspect of this expedition is traversing the Larkya La Pass at 5,106m (16,752ft), which requires a full day of hiking on snow- and ice-covered paths. Height sickness and your capacity to adapt to high elevations are two significant challenges you can experience during the walk due to the wide fluctuations in height. Unless you do it in the cold, you don't need any specialized mountaineering, hanging, or rope-climbing skills. Even if you are a beginner, you must be in excellent physical condition. We advise maintaining your fitness level through strength, endurance, and cardiovascular fitness training for at least three months before the trek.

Travel Insurance

To be adequately protected in terms of insurance, you will need specialist travel insurance for participation in hazardous activities. A travel insurance policy that covers helicopter evacuation, trip cancellation, injury, death, lost baggage, theft, liability, medical treatment, and expenses is strongly recommended. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal such as trekking and climbing. If you are injured and unable to travel, you can ask for a rescue helicopter from a remote area only if you have definite proof you can pay for it. Adventure Club Trek has an agreement in Kathmandu that guarantees payment for helicopter evacuations. They pay a cash deposit to the helicopter operator and collect the money from you once you have been rescued. Be sure your policy specifically covers mountaineering or alpinism or you may have a difficult time settling a claim.

Communication on trek

On the Manaslu Circuit Trek in Nepal, the internet service will be available at lodges with some extra service charge. You can contact your family and friends from the guesthouses, but as we reach high altitude, the communication will be through the phone for safety purposes. We communicate with all our valuable clients through the team leader at least once a day to make sure you are fine and enjoying the trip. The Adventure Club Trek office in Kathmandu will constantly touch you for help you may need during the trek. Depending on the network you use, there could be a poor signal to the network before the high altitude. Upon your request, we can provide you with a separate local sim card for a better network. Many places have WIFI service available at an extra cost.


Group Size and Team Composition

We always try to form a small group of like-minded people to give them a wonderful and perceptive travel experience. It provides opportunities to interact and share with each other in a fun-filled environment when out in the wilderness. Generally, our travel group comprises a maximum of 14 members. We need at least two participants to run our fixed departure dates. For private trips, the number of group members does not apply. We always strive to form a team ensuring that the members are comfortable with one another.

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    James RodenTAustraliaDate: May 10, 2023

    The Best

    Three of us (two adults and a 13 year old) from Australia had the most incredible time thanks to Adventure Club Treks. We dealt with Birendra before the trip and he met us at the Kathmandu airport and took care of us the whole time with his kind and strong group of porters. All the gear, the planning, logistics, food, adventure, teahouses where we stayed, luggage, buses, jeeps...everything was thought of and taken care of. The walks were hard but spectacular and we will never forget Nepal, Birendra, the people, the animals, the food, the sights...everything was brilliant.

    MARIE-HELENE VFranceDate: April 29, 2023


    What an incredible time, journey, experience, share, and discovery... This trek has been such a beautiful life chapter. Everything was great! very well organized, safe conditions, magical moments of life sharing with Birendra, heart opening moments in the middle of Annapurna, meeting great people on great spots, sharing great times, unforgettable sceneries with unforgettable humans !!!
    One of my best trip ever. Back for Everest in 2024 !!!

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