Manaslu Circuit Trekking Tour

Tea House Trekking on the Manaslu Circuit

16 day set departures and private expeditions from £1,545

Trek Around Manaslu
Experience the majestic beauty of the Manaslu Massif in this treasured teahouse trek. This conservation haven is home to the spectacular snow leopard. You’ll hike along an ancient salt trade route, across wild rapids, through bamboo and rhododendron forests and to monasteries well off the beaten path. Soak up this fascinating culture and be inspired by this stunning landscape.

Get the bigger picture of what’s included in this trek with our Manaslu Circuit Trek dossier

Welcome to Nepal, let the adventure begin!

Highlights

Nepalese Mountain Child

  • Trek to Manaslu Base Camp
  • Circumnavigating Manaslu (8,156m) – the 8th highest mountain in the world
  • Part of The Great Himalaya Trail
  • A culturally fascinating region with Tibetan and Gurung influences
  • Spectacular mountain views and the high pass, Larkya La (5,125m)
  • Be captivated by the stunning landscape, terrain and traditional culture
  • 4×4 Jeep trip crossing the Himalaya
  • Feel secure! This is a fully supported and well-organised teahouse trek

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

Dates & Prices

View of Manaslu

Choose between joining an Open Group Event where you can meet other trekkers on set departure dates or a privately guided tour where your group benefits from private guides who see to your every need.

We can accommodate any group size.

Open Group Events

On these set departure trips, you’ll join a group of other trekkers who’ve also booked with us. Trips are scheduled around the year and are guaranteed to run with a minimum two people.

Prices excluding flights

Tour dates
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21 Mar 2020
(Full)
£1,845
(Open Group)
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04 Apr 2020
(Guaranteed)
£1,845
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10 Oct 2020
(Guaranteed)
£1,895
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31 Oct 2020
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£1,895
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03 Apr 2021
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£1,895
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09 Oct 2021
(Guaranteed)
£1,895
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30 Oct 2021
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£1,895
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Prices including flights

Tour dates
Price per person
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21 Mar 2020
(Full)
From £2,445
(Open Group)
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04 Apr 2020
(Guaranteed)
From £2,445
(Open Group)
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10 Oct 2020
(Guaranteed)
From £2,495
(Open Group)
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31 Oct 2020
(Guaranteed)
From £2,495
(Open Group)
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03 Apr 2021
(Guaranteed)
From £2,495
(Open Group)
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09 Oct 2021
(Guaranteed)
From £2,495
(Open Group)
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30 Oct 2021
(Guaranteed)
From £2,495
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Privately guided events

You decide when you want the trip to happen. Your group will be privately guided at every stage of the trek.

Prices excluding flights

Group size
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2 people
(privately guided)
£2,095
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3 people
(privately guided)
£1,895
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4-5 people
(privately guided)
£1,795
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6-7 people
(privately guided)
£1,695
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8-9 people
(privately guided)
£1,645
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10-19 people
(privately guided)
£1,595
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20+ people
(privately guided)
£1,545
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Prices including flights

Group size
Price per person
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2 people
(privately guided)
From £2,695
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3 people
(privately guided)
From £2,495
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4-5 people
(privately guided)
From £2,395
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6-7 people
(privately guided)
From £2,295
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8-9 people
(privately guided)
From £2,245
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10-19 people
(privately guided)
From £2,195
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20+ people
(privately guided)
From £2,145
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Are there any hidden costs or price changes?

No. Once you pay your deposit, we guarantee there’s no price change. There are no hidden charges or extras either. The price we quote is the price you pay.

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

Follow the Great Himalayan Trail to the Langtang Valley

See more of the Himalayas on another breathtaking trip with us of the Langtang Valley and holy Gosainkund Lakes and get 5% of the lowest-priced trek. You can do this before or after the Manaslu Circuit. We can also help you if you’d like to arrive earlier or depart later to maximise your stay. Check the departure dates of our other Nepal tours here.

Manaslu trek view

Single Traveller?

We don’t charge a single supplement fee for solo travellers. Prices are based on sharing a twin room with a member of the same sex or a travelling companion. You can stay in your own room for £220. This must be paid with the final balance.

Manaslu circuit trekking group

Upgrades

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Day Tours and Excursions

Explore holy temples, endearing hilltop villages or the exotic capital of Kathmandu. Seek out tranquility or adventure! From bungee jumping and white water rafting to scenic rambles into untouched monasteries! There’s always more to see in Nepal. Check out all our day trips and excursions.

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Itinerary and Route

Our itineraries are meticulously researched. They are designed to give you the most fun with ample time to relax. We take the hassle out of organising your trip so that you can soak up every ounce of your mesmerising adventure!

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

  • Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu
  • Day 2: 4×4 Jeep to Arughat/Sotikhola (dependent on weather/road conditions) (800m)
  • Days 3 – 5: The route is forever changing and we will always follow the best route available. 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.

Photos

Click on the arrows below for a journey through the Manaslu Circuit.

Special thanks to Bob Marshall for some of these photos.

Trip Grading

Larkya La

This trip is considered moderate/demanding. We trek into a fairly remote part of Nepal at higher altitudes than you are probably used to. There is a variety of steep ascents and descents and we sometimes trek for up to 6-9 hours per day. As such, some degree of fitness will make this trip more enjoyable. However, the trekking here is fairly gentle and we regularly take people in their 60s on this trek.

We have many options to extend the walk or climb, so it’s an ideal trek for groups with varying fitness levels. Our excellent staff:trekker ratios make sure you never feel like you are being held up or holding others up.

What’s included?

  • 2 nights in hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
  • 13 nights in teahouse accommodation
  • Included meals: All meals while trekking, breakfasts, welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu. There’s a large selection of Western, Chinese and Nepalese meals in the teahouses, so we’ll let you choose your meals.
  • 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
  • One 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 or face-to-face meetings in York if preferred
  • Detailed trip info pack when you book
  • 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)
  • 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 and isn’t included on our trips, please see our Manaslu Circuit Trek dossier.

Travelling to Nepal

You’ll need a passport with 6-month’s validity as well as a Nepalese visa. The best way to obtain this is to buy it on entry to Nepal in any major currency but not Nepali Rupees. Typically, the cost is USD30 for 15 days.

You’ll also need travel insurance and you should visit your GP or a health professional at least 4-6 weeks before you travel to check which vaccinations you may need.

For more info on travelling safely and obtaining a visa, see the FCO Know Before You Go campaign.

Altitude Advice

Recent Trip Reports

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 definitely 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
 
 

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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.

Charities

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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Schools

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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