MENU

Budget Manaslu Trek

15 Days
5 - Excellent
( Based on 2 travel reviews )
enjoy the adventure on less expenses covering the whole wonderful treks

Trip Highlights

  • Around massive Manaslu Himalaya range trekking from north to south
  • Explore the lovely cultural villages enriched with ancient traditional heritage
  • Scenic views of snow-capped peaks on daily walks from the start to an end
  • Adventure around the scenic valley of Nepal Far North-West Himalayas
  • From dense green forest to arid and barren windswept high landscapes
  • Hotels in Kathmandu and in local lodges on treks
  • Moderate to Adventurous walks
  • At Larke-La Pass at 5,106 m / 16, 752 feet
  • Exciting tour, interesting drives, scenic trek
  • Nepal Far North Mid-West around Gorkha district to Manang area
  • 12 Nights & 13 Days with drives both ways
  • 15 Nights & 16 Days arrival to departure
  • 1 - 15

Manaslu Circuit Budget Trek Overview

Budget Manaslu Trek is an incredible opportunity to experience the Himalayas and the culture around the high mountains at an affordable cost.

Budget Manaslu Trek is an optimal choice for those looking for a trek in Nepal at less cost. The trip is designed to minimize expenses which is suitable for students and low-budget travelers to experience trekking in the Himalayas. To make it a true Manaslu budget trek on, use local transport (a private vehicle as an option). Staying in simple tourist standard hotels while in Kathmandu of minimum cost. 

Mt. Manaslu is 8,163m high and is listed as the world’s eighth-highest peak, and the region is a relatively new destination. Manaslu budget trek is a showcase of lowlands to high hills offering mesmerizing natural wonders. Facing breathtaking landscapes and mountain ranges, exclusive walks, and a combination of scenic adventure and exploration. 

The journey begins with a drive to Arughat from Kathmandu. Since the Manaslu region is preserved and restricted, all trekkers require a special permit to enter the Upper Manaslu area. 

This is where we come in, utilizing a good relationship with the government bodies, MCT (Manaslu Circuit Trek). On assist you in acquiring the permits without any hassle as well as with the needful permits required for the trek. 

From Arughat town, making our way on pleasant trails of the Manaslu Circuit to Soti-Khola, Machha-Khola, and Jagat villages. As the walk leads further high towards, Deng, Namrung, and Lho-Gaon, and finally, entering into high Manaslu Valley.  

The route follows the bank of the Budhi Gandaki River past various rural villages with Tibetan settlements. From Machha Khola, Tatopani, Philim, Deng, and Lho, Samagaun villages, and Samdo are the traditional villages that reflect the cultures. Ultimately, our Manaslu Budget Circuit Trek ends at Dharapani village around the district of Manang.

An exciting adventure of great thrills, as the trek, progresses along with majestic views of towering Mt. Manaslu North Face. Includes an array of peaks that makes the massif Manaslu Himalaya range with Himal-Chuli and Bauddha Himal prominent peaks.

The adventure leads to the lovely mountain villages of Lho and Samagaun, where one can soak into the immense heritage of Buddhism = exploring impressive villages and its old monasteries of great cultural interest, along with picturesque scenery.

On leaving the last village of Samdo, heading for the big climb to cross over Larkya-La pass. The highest point of the adventure at 5,106 m, rewards with a stunning panorama of the surrounding massive range of Himalayan peaks.

Larkya La Pass
Larkya La (5106m)

The pass forms the boundary of the Manaslu and Gorkha with Manang areas, from the top downhill to the Manang region. Where walk leads you back into the lush green forest to Dharapani village, the end of the trekking adventure. From Dharapani, take a local vehicle for an interesting long overland journey to Kathmandu. On reaching Kathmandu, our budget Manaslu Circuit Trek is completed after a marvelous adventure and great experience on the high hills and valleys around Nepal’s Mid-West Himalayas.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.
Altitude1,350 m/ 4,428 feet.

Day 02: Trek Preparation & Sightseeing in Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa.
Altitude: 
1,350 m/ 4,428 ft. (Kathmandu)
Meal Included: Breakfast Only.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola.
Altitude: 700 m/ 2,296 feet. Drive approx. 8 hours by Bus.
Overnight at Guesthouse or local lodge.

Day 04: Trek to Machha Khola.
Altitude: 930 m/ 350 ft. Approx. 6 hour walks.
Overnight at Guesthouse / local lodge.

Day 05: Trek to Jagat.
Altitude: 1,340 m/ 4,395 feet. Approx. 6 hour walks.
Overnight at Guesthouse / local lodge.

Day 06: Jagat to Pewa.
Altitude: 1,625 m / 5,330 feet. Approx. 6 hours walks.
Overnight at Guesthouse / Lodge-Tea House.

Day 07: Trek to Namrung.
Altitude: 2,630 m. / 8,626 ft. Approx. 6 hours walks.
Overnight at Guesthouse / Lodge-Tea House.

Day 08: Trek to Lho-Gaon.
Altitude: 2,957 m / 9,698 ft. Approx. 4 hours walks.
Overnight at Guesthouse / Lodge.

Day 09: Trek to Sama Gaon.
Altitude: 3,530 m/ 11, 582 feet. Approx. 7 hours walks.
Overnight at Guesthouse / Lodge-Tea House.

Day 10: Acclimatization Day at Sama Gaon.
Overnight at Guesthouse / Lodge-Tea House.
Day Hike either Manaslu Base Camp, Bhirendra Tal or Pungyen Gompa.

Day 11: Trek to Samdo.
Altitude: 3,865 m/ 12,677 feet. Approx. 4 hours walks.
Overnight at Guesthouse / Lodge-Tea House.

Day 12: Trek to Dharmasala.
Altitude: 4,460 m / 14,628 feet. Approx. 4 hours walks.
Overnight at Guesthouse / Lodge-Tea House.

Day 13: Trek to Bhimthang via Larke-La Pass.
Altitude: 5,106 m / 16, 752 feet at Larke-La. Bhimthang at 3, 700 m/ 12,201 feet. Approx. 8 hours walks. Overnight at Guesthouse / Lodge-Tea House.

Day 14: Trek to Dharapani.
Altitude: 1, 800 m / 5,904 feet. Approx. 7 hours walks.
Overnight at Guesthouse / Lodge-Tea House.

Day 15: Drive from Dharapani to Kathmandu via Besisar.
Altitude: 1,350 m. / 4,428 feet at Kathmandu. Drive approx. 8-9 hour sharing jeep or Bus. Overnight in Hotel at Kathmandu.

Day 16: Final International Flight Departure for Homeward Bound.
Meal Included:
Breakfast Only.

Manaslu Budget Trek Itinerary

Expand all Collapse all

Altitude: 1,350 m/ 4,428 feet. Overnight at Tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu.

On first arrival in Kathmandu at Nepal International Airport received by our staff and guide, with warm Nepali traditional welcome. After, getting organized and then a short transfer to your hotel in the heart of Kathmandu city.

At the hotel check into your lovely rooms with refreshing rest after a jet-leg.
Then join in with other members of the group, for briefing at meeting halls or garden.
Our guide and leader will provide you with useful information regarding the trek, standard of lodge, foods and so on. If in doubt, can ask questions to make yourself at ease, after briefing enjoy the dinner in a typical Nepalese Restaurant.

Meal Included: Breakfast Only.
Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Moring after a hearty breakfast, as per the time informed by our guide and staff our tour guide will meet. A short drive and walk in the heart of Kathmandu city, where the famous old Durbar Square located. An ancient palace and courtyard of earlier kings from Malla to former Shah Period. Interesting areas adorned with temples and old palace, as well with resident of famous Living Goddess the Kumari. Includes a temple of Kasthamandap, where Kathmandu name derived from, meaning a temple built from the wood of a single tree.

The temples and monuments of Durbar Square, listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. After an interesting tour, a short drive leads west of the city to another famous landmark of Nepal. The Swayambhunath Stupa of Buddhist monuments, located on a hillock, one can enjoy views of Kathmandu city and the valley.

The Stupa one of the oldest in Nepal and probably in the world of more than 2,600 years of history. After an impressive morning tour back to hotel, rest of the day preparation for the wonderful Manaslu Circuit Trek and Larke Peak Climb.

Altitude: 930 m/ 350 feet. Approx. 6-hour walk.
Overnight at Guesthouse / local lodge.

Depart for wonderful adventure Manaslu Circuit Trek on Budget, taking a local standard bus, or coach. For a long drive takes you beyond Kathmandu valley towards the Gorkha district.

Located Nepal Mid-West around Gandaki Zone, a country of low and mid-hills, heavily cultivated farm areas. The drive follows Nepal’s main busy highway for some hours and then diverts heading north to Arughat town.

Arughat town is situated on low farm areas close to the raging Buri Gandaki River, from here another few hours of drive on the dirt country road to Machha Khola for an overnight halt.

Altitude: 1,340 m/ 4,395 feet. Approx. 6 hour walk.
Overnight at Guesthouse / local lodge.

From Machha Khola, after a pleasant overnight stop, the second-day walks lead to cooler hills. On leaving the low sub-tropical heavily farmed areas, the route follows slow ups and downs. Walking through a patch of forest reaching Tatopani, a place with a natural hot spring, enjoy the refreshing bathing as time permits.

Walk to Khola Besi and then to Dovan, a nice farm village for a short refreshing stop and continue the climb. As the day ends reach a nice moderate size hill village at Jagat for an overnight halt.

At Jagat, with time a short walk around to observe the local cultures, a blend of Hindu and Buddhism religions.

Altitude: 1,625 m / 5,330 feet. Approx. 6 hours walk.
Overnight at Guesthouse / Lodge-Tea House.

After a pleasant time at Jagat, from here onwards starts the Restricted Area of Upper Manaslu.

Where all foreign visitors need to obtain a special permit to enter Upper Manaslu till Dharapani villages if reached. The walk leads to climbing and then crossing a bridge to Nagjet and Philim villages, a lovely farm area.

As route leads past the neatly tended farm terraces reaching a cool shade of the forest on reaching Deng.

From here onwards into strong Buddhism culture, as walk follows higher past the village of Deng. Slowly the long day trek comes to an end on reaching a small village of Pewa, for an overnight stop.

Altitude: 2,630 m. / 8,626 ft. Approx. 6 hours walk.
Overnight at Guesthouse / Lodge-Tea House.

From the small village of Pewa, the climb leads to a forested ridge lined with tall rhododendron, pine, and fir trees.

A slow and steady downhill to Bhi Bazaar, situated near the riverside, after a pleasant stop. The walk continues heading towards farm areas with nice cultivated terraces of millets and barley and then reaching Namrung. After checking into the best available lodge, enjoy the grand views of Mt. Manaslu North Face with an array of peaks.

Altitude: 2,957 m / 9,698 ft. Approx. 4 hours walks.
Overnight at Guesthouse / Lodge.

Adventure today leads into the high Manaslu valley on entering one of the prettiest and charming village of Lo Gaon. Having goof breakfast, then setting off for the long enjoyable scenic trek to Lo-Gaon. As walk follows to a slow gradual climb, and within cool shade of forest lined with pine and rhododendron trees.

Trek heads high above the Buri Gandaki River, and then on winding up past few summer settlements of cattle herder. Then finally ending the enjoyable pleasant day walk on reaching at nice large village of Lo-Gaon.

Lo-Gaon is a beautiful village within the shadow of majestic Mt. Manaslu with a contrast of green forest and white snow peaks. Enjoy the picturesque scenery of wonderful landscapes and snow peaks.

Altitude: 3,530 m/ 11, 582 feet. Approx. 7 hours walk.
Overnight at Guesthouse / Lodge-Tea House.

Enjoy the morning picturesque scenery of wonderful landscapes and snow peaks, as the walk continues heading due west.

Adventure follows on gradual uphill trail around Upper Manaslu through a number of farm villages and Yak herder camps. An interesting walk on high Manaslu valley, enclosed by high rocky cliff and snow peaks.

The view of Mt. Manaslu and Sringi Himal remains constant for some hours as walk finally comes to an end on reaching at Sama-Gaon.

Sama-Gaon, the main village of high Manaslu valley as well one of the highlights of the adventure. Check into a nice lodge, with time to browse around the village and witness the local fascinating culture of Buddhism.

Overnight at Guesthouse / Lodge-Tea House.
Day Hike either Manaslu Base Camp, Bhirendra Tal, or Pungyen Gompa.

A free day as well to support acclimatization, a perfect height at 3,550 m for a local short hike. Several best places for interested and eager trekkers and adventurers, one can enjoy a day hike to Manaslu Base Camp.

A long full day walk of more than 6 hours both ways, the best hike is to Bhirendra Tal. A glacial pond on route Manaslu base camp, a walk of a few hours uphill facing grand views of Mt. Manaslu.

One can enjoy the rest day with a leisure walk exploring the village and visiting the old Pungyen Gompa.

Altitude: 3,865 m/ 12,677 feet. Approx. 4 hours walk.
Overnight at Guesthouse / Lodge-Tea House.

Adventure gets more exciting on reaching the high scenic Manaslu valley, from Sama-Gaon walk get interesting.

The route follows windswept terrain where tree lines disappear for high-altitude shrubs and bushes.

The valley gets narrow as the trek leads towards a mountainous country facing grand views of wonderful landscapes. A short half-day walk to Samdo but taking it slow due to the rise of altitude.

After a pleasant trek of some hours and then a short steep up to Samdo for lunch and overnight halt. Samdo is the last village before reaching the other side of Larke-La Pass to the Manang areas.

The village with more than forty houses with typical Tibetan style for more than two hundred inhabitants.

Rest of the afternoon explore this last village of Samdo located on route Larke-La Pass and to the Tibet border.

Altitude: 4,460 m / 14,628 feet. Approx. 4 hours walk.
Overnight at Guesthouse / Lodge-Tea House.

Walk today a short and pleasant day reaching the highest overnight stop.
The route leads to the end of Manaslu valley and the last of the Gorkha district at Dharmasala or Larke Phedi. The base of Larke-La pass from the Manaslu side of the valley, a place with few huts that serve as lodge and guest-house.

In high times, of trekking season this place is crowded with trekkers.
Where some groups have to spend on tented camps provided by the lodge owners. In the early days, it was known as Larke Bazaar, where the market was held with buyers and sellers. Merchants, and traders from across the country as far from Tibet and Manang region used to sell and exchange their products.

At Dharmasala arriving at lunchtime, and for an overnight stop. Rest of the afternoon relax and prepare for the adventure climb to Larke-La Pass.

Altitude: 5,106 m / 16, 752 feet at Larke-La 3, 700 m/ 12,201 feet at Bhimthang Approx. 8-hour walk. Overnight at Guesthouse / Lodge-Tea House.

The last final highlight of the adventure, after an early breakfast, and carrying pack lunch for the long day’s walk. Start the climb before break of dawn, heading towards a high slope on rocky gravel path above the lodge of Dharmasala.

Climb contours on winding steep uphill path, after hours of strenuous walk reaching on top of Larke-La Pass. The top is adorned with prayer flags and a signpost with the name of Pass and heights.

Every hard effort rewards you with an astonishing panorama of Manaslu and Annapurna Himalayan peaks. Includes views of Himlung, Cheo Himal, and Kang Guru, as far as Ganesh Himal Far East direction.

After a tough climb, a long downhill takes you to the other side of Phedi at Bhimthang for an overnight stop. A long descent through moraine and Larcia glacier then reach Tambuche, the base of Larke-La Pass on Manang side.

From the bottom walk to Bhimthang overnight after a long, hard day, a lovely spot amidst green forest surroundings.

Altitude: 1, 800 m / 5,904 feet. Approx. 7 hours walk.
Overnight at Guesthouse / Lodge-Tea House.

Enjoy the last final trek of the Manaslu Circuit adventure, although a long walk to end the trek at Dharapani village. But an easy pleasant downhill trek compared to the previous tough day, start early having a good breakfast.

Walk heads towards a forested path with a few short ups and down to a small settlement of Gho. After a refreshing stop, continue to walk into the cool shade of the dense forest to Tilje, a nice village above Masrsyangdi River.

Stopping at Tilje for a possible lunch break, the last phase of the walk with a short climb over a bridge. Afternoon walk to a bridge and then a short climb to our final overnight destination at Dharapani village. Located on the famous and popular Annapurna and Manaslu Circuit route, a lovely village for the last day.

Dharapani offers many good lodges with nice rooms, having a comprehensive food menu to enjoy the last day party.

Altitude: 1,350 m. / 4,428 feet at Kathmandu.
Drive approx. 8-9 hour sharing jeep or Bus. Overnight in Hotel at Kathmandu.

Final day around the Himalayan hills of Manaslu and Annapurna Himalayas, an exciting drive to Kathmandu. Having a good breakfast, board on a local vehicle, depending upon the size of a group.

A long overland journey but interesting winding downhill to low warm farm areas of Lamjung district. As drive stops for short while at Besisar, the headquarters town of Lamjung. From Besisar on a good road, then joining on the main Pokhara and Kathmandu highway at Dumre town.

Drive more than four hours from Dumre town on winding uphill to the outskirt of Kathmandu valley. Finally drive ends on reaching your hotel, arriving by late afternoon or evening time. After a most mesmerizing adventure of a lifetime experience on Manaslu Circuit Trek and Larke Peak Climb.

Meal Included: Breakfast Only.

Last day in Kathmandu and Nepal, after a great memorable adventure on Manaslu Circuit Trek and Larke Peak Climb. Our staff transfer you to the international airport terminal, and then bidding farewell to the guide and staff. As you head for the smooth flight homeward bound.

Manaslu Circuit Budget Trek Cost

Included

  • Airport pick up, drop by private vehicles.
  • 03 night’s standard twin- sharing accommodation in a 3 starts hotel in Kathmandu.
  • 11 nights twin sharing accommodation during trek.
  • Guided sightseeing tours with private vehicle in Kathmandu. (Entrance Fee Extra)
  • Local Transportation Jeep/ Bus Kathmandu –Soti Khola Dharapani - Kathmandu.
  • (If you want both ways private vehicle also available on additional cost).
  • MACP & Manaslu special permit as well.
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly license holder guide. His food, accommodation, salary, equipment and accident insurance for all staff.
  • Four seasonal sleeping bag. (if necessary)
  • Company Duffle Bag, T- shirt.
  • A self-sufficient medical first aid Kit containing vital medications.
  • Company branded 01 water bottle.
  • Local taxes.

Excluded

  • All kind of beverage.
  • All meals.
  • Porter Service, Do you need a porter? Ask to our trek expert.
  • Personal travel and health insurance, insurance for helicopter evacuation.
  • Tipping to staffs.
  • Personal mountaineering gears
  • Optional trips if extended
  • International airfare.
  • Visa fee, you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu.
  • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out our control.

Manaslu Budget Trek Permits:

To trek in the Manaslu region, you will need a Special Restricted Area Permit (Manaslu RAP) issued by the Government of Nepal’s Department of Immigration in Kathmandu or Pokhara. The cost of the Manaslu RAP varies depending on the time of year and the length of your stay. From September to November, the cost for the first seven days is USD 100 per person, with an additional USD 15 per person per day thereafter. From December to August, the cost for the first seven days is USD 75 per person, with an additional USD 10 per person per day starting from the eighth day.

In addition to the Manaslu RAP, you will also need to obtain permits for the Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP) and the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP). Both permits cost USD 30 per person and are obtainable in Kathmandu or Pokhara. It is important to note that these permits are strictly enforced, and you may be denied entry into the region if you do not have the proper permits. Additionally, you must trek with a licensed guide or trekking agency, and the trek must follow a designated route.

Best Seasons:

The optimal periods for Manaslu Circuit Trek and Larke Peak Climb are in spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). Spring offers longer days with ample sunshine, resulting in clear views and enjoyable hikes. However, clouds can build up later in the day, and light rain and snowfall are possible at higher elevations. Temperatures dip in the early morning and evening. Springtime is particularly picturesque as the hills are adorned with an abundance of wildflowers, including the national flower of Nepal, the rhododendron. Autumn, the next best season, provides clear skies for trekking and hiking, with shorter daylight hours and cooler temperatures in the early morning and late afternoon to evening. Although snowfall is possible at higher elevations, this period offers pleasant conditions for trekking in the Himalayas. The optimal periods for Manaslu Circuit Trek and Larke Peak Climb are in spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). In spring, days are longer with ample sunshine, resulting in clear views and enjoyable hikes, although clouds can build up later in the day, and light rain and snowfall are possible at higher elevations. Temperatures dip in the early morning and evening. Read more: Best Time for Manaslu Trek: A Season-by-Season Guide

Culture, Religion & History:

The Gorkha district’s lower, warmer areas, including the Manaslu high valley, are home to mixed tribes of hill people, such as Gurung, Magar, Hindu Brahmins, Chhetris, Newars, and some Bhot who migrated from the high Manaslu and Tsum areas. A blend of Hinduism and Buddhism characterizes the region’s cultures and religions, with Buddhism becoming increasingly prominent at higher altitudes beyond Jagat and Philim villages. The people of the higher Manaslu valley, from Jagat village to Dharapani in Manang, follow a strong Buddhist faith and share an ancient heritage and culture with their Tibetan ancestry, as the border to Tibet is nearby. The Bhotia people, meaning descendants from Tibet, inhabit most villages around higher Manaslu from Namrung onwards. Monasteries with rows of prayer walls and spinning wheels are common in these villages. Manaslu served as a critical point on the ancient Trans-Himalayan Salt Trade Route, connecting Nepal and Tibet. Yaks and pack animals facilitated the transportation of goods across the region. The base of Larke-La pass, now known as Dharmasala or Phedi, was once called Larke Bazaar. On market days, it attracted traders and merchants from Tibet, Gorkha, Manaslu, and even as far as Manang. The name Manaslu originates from the Sanskrit word meaning “soul” or “mind” of the god or holy spirits. Locally, it is known as Kutang, which translates to “land that has been blessed” and signifies its role in livestock raising and agriculture. Mt. Manaslu stands at an imposing 8,163 meters (26,781 feet), ranking as the world’s eighth-highest peak. A Japanese expedition, accompanied by Nepalese guide Gyalzen Norbu Sherpa, achieved the first ascent on May 9th, 1956. Subsequently, Manaslu remained closed to outside visitors until 1991. To preserve the region’s pristine environment and manage trekker influx, Manaslu is designated as a restricted area requiring a special permit for entry. The Manaslu Conservation Area Project safeguards this region.

Dining on the Manaslu Circuit Trek: Budget Tips

While daily breakfast is included in your trek cost, lunch and dinner are not. Kathmandu offers a wide variety of dining options, and we can recommend one based on your preferences, taste, and budget.

Forget fast food chains like pizza and burgers! On the Manaslu Circuit Trek, you’ll discover authentic local cuisine, warm hospitality, and breathtaking scenery.

Food Options:

  • Lower elevations: Expect a wide range of menus and diverse cuisines.
  • Higher elevations: Food options become more limited, primarily consisting of Dal Bhat, noodles, egg dishes, momos, Tibetan bread, and soups.

Drinking Water:

Trekkers will have access to potable water at each destination. However, bottled water can be expensive at higher altitudes. We recommend bringing a small water filtration system or tablets to purify tap, stream, or river water.

Major Attractions

Mt. Manaslu

Mount Manaslu
Mount Manaslu

Mt. Manaslu (8,163 m / 26,781 ft.) is the world’s eighth-highest mountain. Located in the heart of Nepal’s Gandaki province (Gorkha District), Mt. Manaslu offers several trekking routes and expedition opportunities. As Mt. Manaslu is generally considered easier to summit than other eight-thousanders in the nation, mountaineers come to Nepal in significant numbers to attempt it.

Larkya La Pass

Larkya La (5106m)
Larkya La (5106m)

During the Budget Manaslu Circuit Trek, the highest point you can reach is the Larkya La Pass. At 5,160 m (16,925 ft.) above sea level, Larkya La Pass is one of the highest and most challenging passes in the Nepalese Himalayan ranges. During the Manaslu Budget Trek, the Larkya La Pass provides the most exhilarating views of the vast highlands and mountains.

Views During Manaslu Circuit Budget Trek

The Manaslu Budget Trek provides breathtaking vistas from up close. You will trek along a path surrounded by rich flora, fauna, and the stunning scenery of the lower and higher hills. Once you reach a certain altitude, you will be welcomed by the majestic sight of Mt. Manaslu (8,163 m), Himal Chuli, Ganesh Himal, Buddha Himal, Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), and many other hills and mountains.

Manaslu Circuit Budget Trek Difficulty:

Your physical fitness and stamina are key factors in determining how well you will manage the Manaslu Circuit Trek. If you are in good physical and mental health, you can travel without much difficulty. When walking in the lowlands of Manaslu, the difficulty level of the Manaslu Circuit Trekking is moderate. However, as you travel to higher altitudes, the difficulty increases. The trek to higher parts of Manaslu is difficult due to the rocky and challenging terrain. The highest point you can reach on the Manaslu Budget Trek is the Larke La Pass, which may be difficult to pass. We strongly advise against attempting the Manaslu Trek after mid-November due to the high possibility of heavy snowfall and difficult passage on the Larke La Pass.

Altitude Sickness during Manaslu Circuit Budget Trek:

The Manaslu Circuit Trekking tour ranges in altitude from 900 to 5106 meters above sea level. This significant elevation difference allows you to explore remarkable natural and geographical variations. Gentle slopes lead you up to the thrilling heights of the snowy Himalayas.

The risk of altitude sickness is unpredictable and can affect anyone. Therefore, it’s crucial to exercise caution and follow proper acclimatization procedures during high-altitude trekking. Our Manaslu Circuit budget trekking route includes several acclimatization days to help you adapt to the changing altitude.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions):

Expand all Collapse all
Why is the Manaslu Area a Restricted region for foreign trekkers?

Several regions in Nepal, like Manaslu, are designated as Restricted Areas due to their proximity to the Tibetan/Chinese border.

Within these regions, trekkers require a special permit for entry and must be accompanied by government-registered local company guides.

These restrictions aim to control the influx of tourists and protect the fragile environment of the area.

How hard and tough is the climb and trekking?

While the Manaslu Circuit Trek is generally well-maintained and safe for experienced trekkers, it does present some challenges.

  • Long Days: Some days involve long stretches of walking, requiring good stamina and endurance.
  • Larkya La Pass: The most challenging part of the trek is likely the ascent to and descent from Larkya La Pass, which involves a steep climb followed by a long downhill stretch.
  • Larke Peak Climb: While the technical difficulty of Larke Peak is considered moderate (TD grade), it still requires significant time and effort. Completing this climb safely necessitates following the guidance of a certified and experienced guide.

Are there electricity on route trekking in the lodges?

While most large villages like Jagat, Namrung, Samagaon, and Samdo have access to electricity, some villages and lodges also utilize private solar power for charging electronic devices.

Do we have to pay extra for showers and charging our electronic items?

Using hot showers and charging electronic devices typically incurs an additional fee at village lodges. The price varies, so it’s best to consult your guide to ensure you’re paying a reasonable price.

How much extra money to carry on the treks?

Additional personal expenses during the trek are not included in the package price. These may excluded above:

  • Extra snacks
  • Soft drinks
  • Alcoholic beverages (e.g., beer)
  • Local souvenirs

We recommend budgeting an average of US $300 to $500 per person for these items.

Additionally, tipping the guide, staff, and porters is expected at the end of the trek. The amount you tip is at your discretion, but please factor this into your overall budget.

What happens if someone is very sick on treks?

Our guides carry first-aid kits equipped to handle minor illnesses. However, in case of serious accidents or illnesses, immediate evacuation to the nearest medical center or hospital using the fastest means of transport will be necessary.

Helicopter services are often the quickest option in these situations. Therefore, it is mandatory for all trekkers to purchase comprehensive medical and travel insurance to cover the costs associated with such emergencies.

Is Larke Peak a popular trekking peaks of Nepal?

Unlike other well-known trekking peaks like Island Peak, Lobuche, and Mera in the Everest region, Larke Peak sees less foot traffic. Chulu East, Pisang Peak, and Tent Peak are also more popular choices for trekkers seeking a summit climb.

However, Larke Peak is gradually gaining popularity among adventurous individuals, attracting small groups throughout most of the trekking season.

Got a question about this Tour?
Reach out to travel experts.

Overall Company Rating:

Overall Company Rating:
5 - Excellent
( Based on 2 travel reviews )
Excellent
2
Very Good
0
Average
0
Poor
0
Terrible
0
  1. Exceptional Manaslu Trek
    (4 weeks ago)
    After scouring trekking companies in Thamel, MCT stood out for its exceptional service for Manaslu Trek on budget. Friendly and honest, Nim (the owner) offered the best prices without any haggling needed, making the budgeting process stress-free. He even accommodated our special requests like transferring our non-hike belongings to Pokhara to meet us after our hike at no additional cost. Additionally, MCT provided great flexibility, allowing us to change or add trekking days as we desired.
    Choi
    from Canada
  2. Great Experience!
    (5 months ago)
    In December, we spent 3 weeks in Nepal for the first time, tackling the Manaslu circuit with MCT. It was an unforgettable experience. The whole preparation was absolutely smooth; they offered expert advice on gear, and they even lent us some items we didn't have. Our guide, Dibas, was very nice and helpful. We learned a lot about Nepal from him; he was highly knowledgeable and experienced. It was an absolutely great experience, and we are already thinking of going back to Nepal for another trek, definitely with MCT.
    Bora
    from Czech Republic

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Budget Manaslu Trek
Group Discount Available 19% Off
From $800.00 $650.00
/ Adult
  • No Booking Fees.
  • Have a big group? We can help.
  • We prepare as budget friendly.