Guide for Manaslu Circuit Trek

4th June, 2018 | Article By Hari Shrestha

Manaslu is the eighth highest mountain in the world at 8,163 metres above sea level located in the Mansiri Himal part of the Nepalese Himalayas. The Manaslu Circuit including Larky La Pass, is a hypnotizing trek, around the well known old Gorkha Kingdom in the mid-west of Nepal. The trek takes a route upstream of the Budi-Gandaki River, from a sub-tropical atmosphere through to the high elevation Tibetan atmosphere.

You will experience brilliant perspectives of the most astounding pinnacle, Mt. Manaslu and the mountains that straddle this part of the Himalayas between Nepal and Tibet. When we have achieved the highest point of Larky La, a declining way leads through a delightful backwoods of pines, rhododendrons, oaks and magnolia trees, meeting the Annapurna Circuit Trail. In the wake of achieving Dharapani the journey proceeds towards Besisahar, offering dazzling perspectives of Mt. Manaslu and the whole Annapurna mountain run, in particular, Mt. Lamjung then on through conventional mid slope towns. This trek is becoming increasingly well known as an elective trek inside the Annapurna area in the western part of Nepal.

Best time

In Nepal, Fall season begins from October through to November and Spring season from March to April. Climate remains very steady during harvest time. Snow falls over 5000m elevation. In the event that you wish to see blossoming rhododendrons, you can go for this trek during spring season. The atmosphere in Manaslu amid September is sporadically blustery. You will feel decidedly frosty at a higher elevation amid the month of December, while in May it can be cool.


  • Awesome perspectives of Manaslu
  • Lovely chasm trek through subtropical timberlands
  • Conventional cultivating towns of Gurung and Magar slope clans
  • Buddhist Tibetan culture of Bhotia individuals
  • Manaslu base camp
  • Intersection Larky La Pass


Manaslu Circuit Trek is considered very difficult, although it is still a possibility for first time trekkers. Height is frequently more than 10,000 feet and there might be segments with snow. A decent level of fitness is required as the trek is very long and regularly steep.


You require a Restricted Area Permit costing $50 seven days, a Manaslu Conservation Area Project allow costing $30 and an Annapurna Conservation Area Project allow costing $30. Four travel permit standard photos will also be required.

By Hari Shrestha

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