Manaslu Circuit Trekking Tour

Tea House Trekking Along Part of the Great Himalaya Trail

Tour Runs for 16 days, from £1545 – Both set departures and private expeditions available

Trek Around Manaslu
Experience the majestic beauty of the Manaslu Massif in this remote mountain trek. Hike along an ancient salt-trading route along the wild rapids of the Bhuri Gandhakiv River and discover the splendour of pine, bamboo and rhododendron forests. Traverse mani walls, explore monasteries and gain insight into a culturally fascinating region. Trek over a breathtaking high mountain pass, walk over glacial terrain and discover why Manaslu, the 8th highest peak in the world, is known as the mountain of the spirit.

This remote mountain haven and conservation area is home to the endangered snow leopard and was only opened to trekkers in 1992. The route has only just become available to do as a teahouse trek and is part of The Great Himalayan Trail. A spectacular alternative to the Annapurna Circuit or Khumbu region; the dramatic landscape of the Manaslu Circuit is a trek truly off the beaten track.

IMPORTANT: By using local teahouses, instead of camping (which has been the traditional means of accommodation in the past) we are directly contributing to livelihoods of those living within the Manaslu and Annapurna Conservation areas. Staying in teahouses is environmentally more sound than staying in tented campsites along with the added benefit of warmth and comfort. Tented expeditions often bury their waste and pollute the ground. Staying in local teahouses also ensures that we use and eat a variety of fresh, homegrown local products, instead of bringing our supplies from Kathmandu and other areas.

For a full list of what is included download the Manaslu Circuit Trek dossier

Welcome to Nepal, let the adventure begin!


Nepalese Mountain Child

  • Part of The Great Himalaya Trail
  • Trek to Manaslu Base Camp
  • Circumnavigating Manaslu (8,156m) – the 8th highest mountain in the world
  • A culturally fascinating region with Tibetan and Gurung influences
  • Fully supported teahouse trekking
  • Spectacular mountain views and the high pass, Larkya La (5,125m)
  • A superb trek that is truly off the beaten path, featuring a diverse and impressive array of flora, fauna and cultivated land
  • 4×4 Jeep trip crossing the Himalaya

Want more adventure? Combine this tour with one of our other trips or treks to Nepal for an outstanding 31-day holiday!

Dates and Prices

View of Manaslu

Land Only Prices
Open Group Events: from £1795
Private Tour Prices: from £1545
(dependent on group size)

Please contact us with your requirements to receive a private group price within 24-hours. We can provide private tours from individuals to groups of one hundred or more and prices are quite reasonable.

Allow £550-700 for return flights from London or Manchester. To book flights, click here.

We accept foreign payments, please click here for details.

There are no other hidden costs. This is the full amount of your holiday. For a full list of what is included download the Manaslu Circuit Trek dossier

Set Departure / Open Group Tours and Private Tours

Tour Dates 2019
and Availability
Price Per PersonBOOK NOW
12 Oct 2019
£1795 – Open Group TourBOOK NOW
02 Nov 2019
£1795 – Open Group TourBOOK NOW
Privately Guided Trip
(any date you’d like)
Always Available
1 person unavailable
2 people £2095
3 people £1895
4-5 people £1795
6-7 people £1695
8-9 people £1645
10+ people £1595
20+ people £1545
Tour Dates 2020
and Availability
Price Per PersonBOOK NOW
21 Mar 2020
£1845 – Open Group TourBOOK NOW
04 Apr 2020
£1845 – Open Group TourBOOK NOW
10 Oct 2020
£1895 – Open Group TourBOOK NOW
31 Oct 2020
£1895 – Open Group TourBOOK NOW
Privately Guided Trip
(any date you’d like)
Always Available
1 person unavailable
2 people £2095
3 people £1895
4-5 people £1795
6-7 people £1695
8-9 people £1645
10+ people £1595
20+ people £1545
Tour Dates 2021
and Availability
Price Per PersonBOOK NOW
03 Apr 2021
£1895 – Open Group TourBOOK NOW
09 Oct 2021
£1895 – Open Group TourBOOK NOW
30 Oct 2021
£1895 – Open Group TourBOOK NOW
Privately Guided Trip
(any date you’d like)
Always Available
1 person unavailable
2 people £2145
3 people £1945
4-5 people £1845
6-7 people £1745
8-9 people £1695
10+ people £1645
20+ people £1595

A deposit of £200 secures your place on the trip and the balance is due 60 days before the start of the tour. Monthly payment plans can be set up on request. If you book less than 60 days before the start of the trip then the full amount is due immediately.

If you are a previous client of Lost Earth Adventures you will receive a loyalty discount of 5% on our set departures.

Will there be any surcharges or price changes?

Once your deposit has been paid there is a guaranteed no price change. There are no other hidden costs. This is the full amount of your holiday. This trip is guaranteed to run with a minimum of 2 people.

Optional Extras

Follow the Great Himalayan Trail and Trek to the Langtang Valley

Why not extend your trip to include another breathtaking section of the Great Himalayan Trail by joining our guided treks to the fascinating Langtang Valley and holy Gosainkund Lakes? We have both fixed and flexible departure dates and the trek can be done before or after the Manaslu Circuit.

Extend your trip in Nepal by 2 more weeks

Check the departure dates of our other Nepal tours here. Get a 5% discount off of the lower priced tour when you book two trips for yourself!

Manaslu trek view

Single Traveller?

We don’t charge a single supplement fee if you’re a solo traveller. Our prices are based on staying in twin share rooms with a member of the same sex or your travelling companion. If you wish to stay in your own room there will be a £220 charge for this trip. In some circumstances single rooms may not be available for example the night at Dharamsala when we cross the pass you will probably have to share a room. In all the other villages we have never had a problem before arranging private accommodation but situations change constantly in the mountains.

We will always try to meet your requirements. The £220 must be paid with the final balance.

If you want to arrive early or depart later then we can arrange accommodation and transport for you. Please contact us with any requests.


If you would like to treat yourself before or after your grand adventure, we are more than happy to arrange alternative accommodation. We also appreciate how lovely a little bit of lavish comfort can be when you are away from home and can recommend the following hotels for a touch of 5-star luxury in Kathmandu.

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Itinerary and Route

All of our itineraries are meticulously researched and well planned. They are designed to give you the most amounts of fun and excitement, whilst also giving you ample time to relax. Lost Earth Adventures takes the hassle out of organising your trip, leaving you to sit back and enjoy your adventure!

Map of Manaslu
View a detailed map of the Manaslu Circuit Trek

  • Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu
  • Day 2: 4×4 Jeep to Arughat/Sotikhola (dependent on weather/road conditions) (800m)
  • Days 3 – 5: The route is changing currently (as of May 2018) and we will be following the best route available in the next season. There is a road under development but there are footpaths following a totally different route.
  • Day 6: Trek from Deng to Namrung (2,660m)
  • Day 7: Trek from Namrung to Lho Gham (3,180m)
  • Day 8: Trek from Lho Gham to Samagaon (3,530m)
  • Day 9: Rest day at Samagaon
  • Day 10: Trek from Samagaon to Samdo (3,860m)
  • Day 11: Trek from Samdo to Larkya Phedi (4,480m)
  • Day 12: Trek from Larkya Phedi to Bimthang (3,720m) – climb the Larkya La (5,100m)
  • Day 13: Trek from Bimthang to Tilje (2,300m)
  • Day 14: Trek from Tilje – Chamche (1,410m)
  • Day 15: Jeep drive to Kathmandu
  • Day 16: Depart Kathmandu

See a more detailed itinerary for this trek.


Thank you to Bob Marshall for some of these photos.

Click on the arrows below to take a photographic journey around Manaslu.

Trip Grading

Larkya La

The Manaslu Circuit is considered to be moderate/demanding. We trek into a fairly remote part of Nepal at higher altitudes than you are probably used to. There are a variety of steep ascents and descents, and we sometimes trek for up to 8 hours per day. As with most things a certain degree of fitness will make this trip more enjoyable.

As always on our treks there is plenty of staff and we can accommodate everyone’s trekking pace. We appreciate that in a group there will be many different speeds of walker and we don’t ever want you to feel like you are holding up a group or being held up. Having plenty of guides and porters allow for us to change itineraries and pace easily and it is very easy to accommodate every trekker.

Recent Trip Reports

Altitude Advice

What’s Included

  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Included meals: All meals while trekking, breakfasts in Kathmandu, welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu. The food available in the tea houses is brilliant, there is a large selection of western, Chinese and Nepalese food available for you to choose from. We do not want you to be restricted in your menu choices and want you to enjoy the vast menus and locally grown produce of the tea houses. We will let you choose whatever meal you want from the menus at meal times.
  • 13 nights teahouse accommodation
  • Afternoon tea and biscuits while trekking
  • Airport transfers to and from the airport on the first and last day
  • Private transportation for duration of tour
  • Entrance fees and trekking permits
  • 1 fully qualified, first aid trained Trekking Guide
  • Porters for trekking through Manaslu and Annapurna National Parks
  • Map of the route
  • Sufficient means of communication. Satellite phones can be rented on request for £10 per day.
  • Guides will check in with our office to get regular bespoke weather updates and confirm locations
  • Financial protection: we are an ABTA and ATOL bonded and insured, UK based tour operator
  • Pre-departure support and advice by email, phone and face to face meetings in York if you would like. After booking with us we will send you a highly informative and comprehensive trip information pack
  • Trekking kit bag
  • Remote medical support from specialist doctors
  • Small groups. No more than 12 people on a set departure trip
  • We don’t force a fast or slow pace. Our teams are supported with plenty of staff so you can walk at your own pace. We let you walk at the pace that is right for you.
  • Our guides and porters are paid fairly, properly equipped and fully insured for rescue and medical emergencies
  • T-shirt
  • If you’d like to meet some of our team and experience our services beforehand you can join us on one of our UK adventures.

What’s Not Included

  • Travel insurance (mandatory)
  • Items of a personal nature (drinks, snacks, souvenirs, etc.)
  • Nepalese visa (Available to buy from $30 USD on arrival in Nepal)
  • International flights
  • Scenic Everest mountain flight
  • Airport transfers taken outside of the itinerary’s arrival and departure dates
  • Tips to porters/local guide

For a full list of what is included download the Manaslu Circuit Trek dossier

Travelling to Nepal

You will need a passport with 6-month’s validity and you will need to obtain a Nepalese visa. The easiest way to get the visa is to buy it on entry to Nepal with either dollars or any major currency but not Nepali Rupees. Currently the cost for a single-entry visa valid for 15/30/90 days costs US$30/50/125. You can buy a visa in advance from the Neplese embassy in your home country if they have a location there. It is more expensive than buying it on arrival in Kathmandu and it doesn’t always save you time when you arrive as it is random which queue is longer. You also have to risk sending your passport off and they may take it for several weeks. You will need to buy travel insurance for your trip which you can find out about here. You also need to visit your GP or travel health professional at least 4-6 weeks before your trip to check what vaccinations you need.

For more information about travelling safely and obtaining passports you can see more at the FCO know before you go Travel Aware Campaign.

Why don’t we use domestic flights in Nepal?

All airlines in Nepal are on the EU blacklist. This means they don’t meet international safety standards. Lost Earth Adventures is passionate about giving every one of our customers the best possible experience but we will never compromise your safety to do so. Instead of domestic flights, we use private 4x4s to drive you to the start of your trek. You may see searing vistas, traditional villages and lush rice paddies along the way.

What Our Guests Say

Larkya La - Manaslu Trek

“I really enjoyed hiking through all those villages, seeing the scenery change every day and also get an idea of how the people live there. The area really is stunningly beautiful, and everything is on such a grand scale! Quite amazing getting that close to one of the 8000m peaks as well.

And of course Dipak was a fantastic guide, I’d def. go trekking with him/Lost Earth Adventures again!”

Angelika Egger and Dom Goff

Angelika and Dom liked the trip so much they got engaged to be married at 5,200m on the Larkya La. Congratulations guys! You can read more about their story here.

Read more reviews about this trek around Manaslu and our other treks and tours


Trekking the Manaslu Circuit

Groups: Private Treks and Group Tours

Charities, Schools, Military, Private Groups and Tailor Made Trips for Individuals

All our tours can be run privately for you and your group, from solo travellers to groups of over 50. We specialise in organising bespoke tours for groups of friends, charity challenges, school groups, mountaineering clubs, families, and countless others.

Please contact us with your details to receive a price within 24 hours.


We love working with charity challengers! We have our own charity (Share the Load Foundation) and are inspired by your determination to fundraise for worthy causes. That’s why we will do everything we can to help you achieve your goals during a charity challenge. We provide support from start to finish, including fundraising tips, training plans and the very best in-country support.

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We believe that the best way for students to develop into global citizens ready to go and conquer the world is to get them out into it as soon as possible. We meticulously plan our itineraries to increase students’ independence and self-belief and develop a sense of social responsibility. UK safety standards and documentation for all activities and a 24 hour UK based operations centre ensure students’ safety and well-being on their Asian Lost Earth Adventure.

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Military Groups

We are an Approved Military Contractor and provide many courses, expeditions and adventure training for groups of serving personnel and Cadets.

Read more about our military programmes or explore our activities and training for cadets

Tailor-made trips

We understand honeymooners need a bit of champagne sparkle, some celebrations warrant the inclusion of heli-trekking and spa treatments, and that the very active relax with white-water rafting after summiting 6,000m peaks. Decades of research and our extensive in-country network mean anything is possible. Get in touch and we’ll start preparing your perfect adventure.

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Information for group leaders & group discounts

Depending on your trip and number of participants, we can offer groups of 10 or more a complimentary place or a discount for all adventurers. Schools trips can benefit from free places for teachers, whilst we can discount rates for charity challenges. Contact us with your details and requirements and we will get a quote to you within one working day.

We also appreciate the effort it takes to coordinate a group of people so in exchange for your efforts, we will give group organisers of 10+ people a £150 Cotswold gift voucher; perfect for kitting yourself out ahead of your big adventure!

All group members receive a complimentary kit bag, t-shirt and a voucher code for 15% off at Cotswold Outdoor.

For Your Information

Health and safety and financial protection

At Lost Earth Adventures, health and safety is our top priority. All our trips are run to UK and international safety standards, and are proud to surpass these standards in many areas. We are an ABTA and ATOL bonded tour operator, ensuring your financial protection.

Full details of our policies and protections are available here.

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