Higher Limits Trek

Manaslu Circuit Trekking - 14 Days

Manaslu Circuit Trekking is the perfect choice for trekkers looking for a physically challenging trek as it involves trekking to some of the toughest trails in the Himalayan region. However, the landscapes are just wonderful.

In spite of the remote location & a lot of tough climbing involved during the Manaslu Circuit Trekking, your sweat and toil will be amply rewarded with the mesmerizing scenery and fascinating cultures of the inhabitants. You will get much time to interact with the local people during the Manaslu Round Trek.

The inhabitants of this trail are the direct descendants of Tibetan immigrants and this breath taking & scenic Manaslu Round Trekking with Larkya La Pass is one of the most impressive passes of the Himalayan region. Manaslu Circuit Trek is adventure at its best you will definitely remember it for a life time. If you wish to trek more longer in this region then please for Manaslu Circuit &  Tsum valley.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01:  Drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola by Bus or Private Jeep (8-9Hrs) {700m}.


Day 02: Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola (4-5hrs) {869m}.


Day 03: Trek from Machhe Khola to Jagat (5-6hrs) {1340m}.


Day 04: Trek from Jagat to Deng (6-7hrs) {1860m}.


Day 05: Trek from Deng to Ghap or Prok (5-6hrs) {2397m}.


Day 06: Trek from Ghap or Prok to Lho gaon (5-6hrs) {3180m}.


Day 07: Trek from Lhogaon to Samagaon (3-4hrs) {3520m}.


Day 08: Rest day in Samagaon explore & Hiking to Manaslu Base Camp via Birendra Lake or Hiking to Pungen Gumpa.


Day 09: Trek from Samagaon to Samdo (Via Birendra Lake in Option) (4-5hrs) (3875m).


Day 10: Trek from Samdo to Dharamsala (Larkey La Phedi) {3-4hrs} [4460m].


Day 11: Trek from Dharamsala to Larkey La pass (5106m) – Bimtang {8-9hrs} [3590m].


Day 12: Trek from Bhimtang to Goa (5-6hrs) {2515m}.


Day 13: Trek from Goa to Dharapani (3-4hrs) (1963m) then sharing Jeep drive to Besishahar.


Day 14: Bus drive from Besisahar to Kathmandu (6-7hrs) evening farewell Dinner with team of HLT.


“The above information is a guideline and standard outline of what we provide. Our Manaslu Circuit Trek can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.” Please email us at: higherlimitstrek@gmail.com

On adventure trek of this type, weather, local politics, transport or a multitude of other factors beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything our best to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

Cost Include

  • Airport pick up and drop off by private car/van/bus.
  • Manaslu Restricted area Special Permit, Annapurna conservation area project (ACAP) permit & Manaslu conservation area project (MCAP) permit.
  • First aid Medical kit box.
  • Trekking map of Manaslu Area.
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner during the trek. (You can choose food from the menu vegetarian and non-vegetarian served).
  • Simple Tea House Lodge accommodation during the trek (13Nights).
  • A friendly government licensed holder Trekking Guide & required number of porter with their food, drink, salary, insurance, equipment, transportation, accommodation & taxes. (One porter for each 2pax).
  • One assistant guide if the group is more than 6 person.
  • All local Transportation from to Kathmandu by local Bus & Sharing Jeep from Dharapani to Besisahar.
  • All government taxes & paper works.
  • Sleeping Bag, Down Jacket & Duffel Bag if you don’t have, which need to be return after the trip & these are the use one not the new one.
  • Higher Limits Trek’s T-Shirt & Trekking Certificate as a Souvenir.
  • Cultural Program and farewell Dinner with team of HLT.

Cost Exclude

  • All Meals and Accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Kathmandu to Soti Khola Private Land Cruiser (US $ 250.00). (If you plan to use).
  • International flight, departure tax & Nepal entry visa fee
  • Sightseeing/Monuments entrance fee.
  • Personal Trekking Equipment except Sleeping bag & down jacket.
  • All kinds of Bar bills, Hot & Cold drinks, bottle drinks etc.
  • Laundry, telephone, hot shower, heater, camera battery charge etc.
  • Helicopter Rescue evacuation fees If in case of emergency & Your Travel Insurance (Compulsory).
  • Any Expenses of Personal Nature.
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned on price includes section
Start Price (USD) AVAILABILITY Booking
Tue, 26 Sep, 23 $ 999.00 OPENED Book Now
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Tue, 7 Nov, 23 $ 999.00 OPENED Book Now
A private departures on any day all around the year can be arranged for this trek/tour, for more details and dates E-mail info@higherlimitstrek.com


OPENED: This date is available and open for bookings.
LIMITED: There are very limited number of available places on this departure. Immediate booking.
GUARANTEED: We have reached minimum numbers and this trip is guaranteed to depart.
CLOSED: This date is currently unavailable. Please contact us, if you are interested in travelling on this date.

Your Program Duration = 14 Days
All the Prices are in USD ($) Per Person.

Every day’s Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner is included in the package during the trek. This will be a dish of Nepali, Indian or Continental source cooked by the lodging you stay at.


The whole trekking is tea house trekking which means we will stay at simple Tea House Lodge accommodation during the trek which will be wood and stone houses with outside toilet and bathroom.


Many places are not available electricity so please be prepare with 2pin plug, power bank, spare batteries and head lamp etc.


While packing for “Manaslu Circuit Trekking,” warm clothing is important to ensure comfort and safety, while non-essential gear such as a knife may simply come in handy. Here we have a suggested packing list to guide you in preparation:

  1. Walking (Trekking) boots and sandals for rest (Shoes should be water proof)
  2. Water & wind proof four seasons down jacket (Can be rented in Kathmandu)
  3. Woolen T-shirt/base layer
  4. T-shirts
  5. A thick pullover/fleece
  6. Shorts / skirt for sunny days
  7. Trousers / track suit or long pants
  8. Thermal long underwear
  9. Water bottle
  10. Warm socks (woolen is best)
  11. Swiss army knife
  12. Flashlight with spare batteries
  13. Sunglasses
  14. Sun cream
  15. Personal medical supplies
  16. Towel
  17. Day pack for your valuables (camera, money, Passport etc.) and rucksack or duffel bag for your clothes
  18. Warm woolen hat
  19. Sun protection hat
  20. Gloves
  21. Rain Coat (Necessary) (Poncho)
  22. Walking Poles (Leki or BlackYak preferably)
  23. Sleeping Bag -20degree
  24. Win stopper
  25. 25. 2pin plug for charging camera and phone
  26. Power bank & many more…..

(Note: This is just a guideline to help on your preparation.)


Keep in mind that you will be passing above 5000m during the journey to Larkey La pass. Walking fast at such elevation could lead to medical complications (Acute Mountain Sickness) which could be serious. There is less oxygen compared to sea level in high-altitudes places. The higher, altitude will be the less oxygen in air. Your body needs a days to acclimatize to this environment, which is why we will stop one day rest in Samagaon. Although we provide information regarding AMS insurance, the only option for treatment is descending (evacuation). We advise that clients with known heart, lung or blood diseases, or clients over the age of 60 to discuss with their doctor before traveling with us.


This trekking involves five to seven hours walking per day. However, it is some part of this trek at very high altitude, which will take a physical toll. There are no special physical or training requirements, but high altitude experience & walking is a benefit.

Q What do i need, to book this trip?
Ans: When you confirmed the trip with us, we need scan copy of your passport with one photograph and 20% advance deposit of the total price for Flight, Transport, Hotel and Permit process etc. Please note that the transfer fees should be made by the clients, here is our bank details:

NAME of the Account Holder:  Higher Limits Trek & Expedition Pvt.Ltd.
Account Number: 3304217500006
Account Type: Current “U S Dollar”
Paying Bank: Nabil Bank Ltd. “Thamel Branch”
Bank Address: Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Bank Telephone Number: 00977-1-4212606,4212167
Fax: 00977-1-4238543


Q. Is Manaslu Circuit Trekking safe after the Earthquake 2015?
Ans: Yes, Manaslu Circuit trekking is completely safe now after the massive earthquake 2015. The lower part of the area was affected but now fully constructed and restored already.


Q. Is Manaslu Circuit Trek for me?
Yes, if you have high altitude experience and physically fit for sports & adventure, walking experience is a benefit too.

Q. Is electricity available in this trekking route?
Yes, electricity is accessible in the majority of location along this trekking route. However, it is recommended to come prepared with a 2-pin plug, power bank and spare batteries for your devices.

Q. What kind of Sleeping bag is required for this trek?.
Ans: Normally we recommend-20 degree of but -10 degree and -15 degree will be fine too.


Q. Can we leave some of our luggage in your office that is not necessary for the trip?
Yes, sure no problem you may leave the unnecessary things for the trekking in our office.


Q. How do we pay – on arrival? We prefer an online bank transfer. When we arrive as we cannot withdraw the amount cash at once from our bank account.
Normally we need 20% advance deposit through bank transfer or through any other method when you book your trip with us and the due amount you can make online bank transfer or any others comfortable method for you, here is our bank details https://higherlimitstrek.com/company/booking-terms-and-conditions/


Q. Should we take toilet paper on the trip?
Ans: You can buy on the way too but still you can carry some of them as cost hikes day to day.

ceri hughes

My wife and I had an absolutely amazing time doing the fifteen day Manaslu circuit trek with Higher Limits. From the very first email exchange with Gopal to the end of the farewell dinner Higher Limits was a great agency to work with. Gopal was really helpful in planning the trip, very flexible and very welcoming when we arrived in Kathmandu.
We had read the reviews about Santa before booking with Higher Limits and so were delighted when we found out he was our guide, and boy did he live up to these very high expectations! He was simply the best – incredibly knowledgeable about everything we asked about, great fun to spend time with and really couldn’t do enough to help us enjoy the trek. He took great care to ensure we were safe, happy and doing the trek we wanted.
Our assistant guide Mingmar was also great – always with a smile on his face and happy to help with anything. I don’t know how he did the whole trek carrying all our stuff, but he did it with enthusiasm and seeming ease.
The trek is pretty hard, but certainly doable by people with reasonable fitness and a strong positive attitude. Some days are long, but there are plenty of shorter days to help you recover and acclimatize as you ascend. The accommodation is basic at times, but certainly good enough for your needs, and the food was always plentiful and tasty – which is good as you eat loads.
Manaslu is also a lot quieter than many other treks in Nepal – you feel at times that you have the mountains to yourselves, but that may change as more people discover it, so maybe do it sooner rather than later.
I can’t recommend the team at Higher Limits strongly enough – I honestly have nothing but praise for them and thanks to them for helping make such a wonderful and memorable trip. If you love treks and mountains and a challenge, do Manaslu and do it with Higher Limits and ask for Santa and Mingmar and you will not be disappointed.
Diolch yn fawr Gopi, Santa y Mingmar!

Janne Gustavson

My son, Viktor, inspired me, to a father&son-trekking in Nepal. Due to his earlier experience with Higher Limits Trek we, of course, used the same company. Viktor and Gopal (manager of Higher Limits Trek) planned the trek to the Manaslu Circuit. It is a trek with much less “tourist” than the more wellknown Anapurna- and Everest-treks. Usually an 18-days trek but due to limited time at our disposal we had to do it in 13 days. Before my experience in trekking was limited to Norway and Sweden. From our arrival to the airport we where well taking care of. A car drove us to our hotel where we checked in and installed ourself. After we had a briefing at the office with the manager who informed us about the trek. He helped us to complete our equipment by taking us to different shops where we could buy the missing things at fair prices. Later in the evening we had a meeting with our guide and the porter who both came to the office and introduced themselves. I immediately felt a great confidence with the way we where taking care of.

The next morning we where picked up by the guide at the hotel and took a taxi to the bus “terminal” and from there a local bus to Archet Bazar from where the trek started.

Going by local bus was a great experience and I wouldn´t want to have it undone although it took us almost 9 hours in a overcrowded bus to get to our starting point.

The trek itself was awesome with fantastic scenery and lovely small villages along the way. We stayed at local teahouses all the way. The guide, (also named Gopal) and porter ( Nakul) where great and took us to often to the kitchen of the teahouses ( the only warm place) where we could sit and talk to the locals ( with a great help of Gopal of course). During the trek we where informed of the traditions and life by Gopal.

The trek itself was, at least for me, a challenge, and at some time quite tough. But – I am -a guy of 57 years and not that well trained. For Viktor it was considerable easier since he is younger and very well trained.

During the trek we met only about 30 other tourist during 11 days. The last day our trek met the starting point of the Anapurna-trek and during a period of 10 minutes we met more people on that trek than what we had met during our 11 days!

I therefore strongly recommend you to do the Manaslu-trek to meet and see a more rural and “original” way of life that is not – yet – too influenced by tourists. But, be quick, the tourist are coming more and more and in 5 years time it will probably be as “crowded” as the others more popular treks. Do it with the Higher Limits Trek, and I can assure you that you will get an experience of your life!!

Don´t be afraid that it will be to tough and strenuous. Could I – You can. If you can add a couple of more days than what we had – there will be no problems whats so ever. The guide and porter will plan every day so that it suite you!

Don´t hesitate – DO IT!!!
Janne Gustavson
Email: gustavson.onsala@telia.com

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