With 8 out of 14 world’s eight-thousanders, Nepal soars high above the rest of the world. This eastern Himalayan country makes it on any serious climber’s wishlist, which is why throngs of people arrive to witness those majestic peaks piercing through the sky. Luckily, the Manaslu Circuit is still a well-kept secret—and a 16-day tour trekking this off-beaten trail gathers all the highlights of other popular treks, but with way less people. Starting from the subtropical jungle, you’ll pass through Himalayan foothills until you reach the steep and rocky Larkya La pass at 5,106 m (16,752 ft) with a fantastic view of the Manaslu. As an added bonus, you’ll immerse yourself in the Nepalese culture and traditions by staying at tea houses, touring the villages, and visiting monasteries. It’d be a shame to miss out on the colorful jumble that is Kathmandu, so you’ll spend some time exploring its bustling streets, admiring UNESCO-protected sites, or relishing quintessential Nepalese cuisine.

  • Witness the grandness of Manaslu—the 8th tallest mountain in the world

  • Get to know Nepalese rich cultural heritage, which lends a unique flavor to the trek

  • Trekking in Nepal isn’t allowed without an expert guide by your side

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Trekking the Manaslu Circuit in Nepal
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Early Bird: Trekking the Manaslu Circuit in Nepal
Nov 2025

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Mónica Fuentes, AIMG Mountain & Glacier Guide
Mónica Fuentes, AIMG Mountain & Glacier Guide
Mónica Fuentes, AIMG Mountain & Glacier Guide
Mónica is a Mountain guide certified by UIMLA. She is extensively experienced in mountaineering, sport climbing and skiing. Originally from Spain, Mónica shares her love for nature and the outdoors with clients all over the world. She knows her way aro...
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Albert Ojembarrena, AIMG Mountain & Glacier Guide
Albert Ojembarrena, AIMG Mountain & Glacier Guide
Albert Ojembarrena, AIMG Mountain & Glacier Guide
Albert is the owner of Amarok Adventures and has guided adventure treks in Iceland, Greenland, South America and Nepal. He has also worked as a documentary and travel photographer for international magazines. He has lived in Iceland since 2015, traveli...
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Things to know

  • What you get on this adventure:

      • An experienced, certified mountain guide with extensive knowledge of the area and a local Nepali certified guide
      • 16-day trekking tour of the Manaslu Circuit
      • Private transportation during the tour
      • Hotel accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu
      • Teahouse and mountain hut accommodations with all meals for the duration of the trek with unlimited tea & coffee
      • Transportation to and from the airport
      • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
      • Government taxes

    What’s not included:

      • Transportation to and from Nepal
      • Nepal entry visa fee
      • Alcoholic drinks, cold drinks or laundry services
      • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu
      • Luggage transportation for the duration of the trek
      • Sleeping bag and personal mountain gear
      • Trip insurance
      • Guide gratuities — optional
  • Apart from the fact that you’ll have a knowledgeable person by your side—who’ll also make sure you have the best time in the country—trekking in Nepal is no longer allowed without a guide. This decision has been made for the tourists’ benefit, as many tourists have gone missing over the past few years when they went trekking by themselves.

  • Hiking the Manaslu Circuit is a challenging undertaking, and it requires excellent physical fitness. If you want to fully enjoy your trip to Nepal, you should be able to hike for up to 6 hours a day on steep, rocky, and slippery terrain with significant elevation changes. A lot of the hiking will be done in high altitudes (up to 5,106 m / 16,752 ft), so some experience dealing with high elevation is recommended. Keep in mind that you’ll also be carrying a backpack for 15 days and that weather can be unpredictable.

    The Manaslu Circuit trek isn’t ideal for beginners who have no experience with longer hikes, rugged terrain, and high altitudes. Make sure you’re fit enough to endure 11 days of trekking with a loaded backpack and that you’re ready for higher altitudes.

    If you’re looking for some other treks in Nepal, check out this hiking tour of the Upper Mustang Kingdom, the Annapurna Circuit Trek or the legendary Everest Base Camp trek.

  • Here’s a list of clothing we suggest you bring:

      • Warm clothing — thermal clothes, fleece jacket, and down/synthetic insulated jacket
      • Hiking boots or shoes
      • Camp shoes
      • Leisure clothing for sightseeing and free time
      • Waterproof pants & jacket with a hood
      • Warm hiking pants
      • Thermal meshes
      • Hiking socks
      • Thick woolen jumper/sweater
      • T-shirts
      • Spare clothes for layering
      • Warm hat & buff

    Here’s a list of the equipment you need to bring:

      • Backpack large enough to carry all the items listed (around a 45L bag) or a duffel bag
      • Sleeping bag  (-10°C to -15°C/ 14°F to 5°F)
      • Water bottle or hydration bladder (2L capacity) 
      • First aid kit — band aids
      • Water purification tablets, iodine
      • Sunhat
      • Toiletries (sunscreen, hand sanitizer, bug spray, toilet paper, etc.)
      • Travel towel
      • Sunglasses
      • Camera — optional (but recommended)
      • Chargers and batteries

    Due to the difficult terrain, it’s highly recommended to bring good quality mountain gear. Your guides will contact you about any additional equipment at the time of contracting the trip. Suitcases are not allowed. Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season.

  • While you’re in Kathmandu, you’ll be staying at 2/3-star hotels with breakfast included. Once you get on the trek, you’ll be staying at basic, local tea houses. All rooms are twin, though single occupancy is available upon request at an additional cost—but keep in mind that it might not be possible to get single rooms at higher-altitude tea houses.

    When it comes to tea houses on the trek, most of them have only shared washing and toilet facilities. Showers are usually hot, but they can’t always be guaranteed due to unreliability of power sources.

  • During your stay in Kathmandu, only breakfast will be included. While you’re on the trail, all meals are included—breakfast and dinner in tea houses and lunch on the trek. There are no alcoholic or cold beverages included.

    The diet during the trip will be healthy and balanced, using all kinds of local products for making authentic Nepalese, Tibetan, and Indian meals. If you have any dietary restrictions, let us know in time and we’ll make proper adjustments

  • Group sizes and prices:

      • For this group hiking tour of the Manaslu Circuit, the maximum group size is 12 people.
      • The cost does not decrease as the group grows. 
      • It takes a minimum of 10 people for this tour to operate. Once the trip is confirmed, you can start booking your plane tickets.

    Hiking the Manaslu Circuit can be arranged for larger groups. Contact us to make arrangements.

    Min. age requirements:

      • If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
      • Minors younger than 18 may be permitted to join the hike on a case-by-case basis, but must be in the presence of a parent or legal guardian.

    If your group has hikers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.

  • A 30% deposit to secure your place is due upon booking. Once the trip is confirmed by the guide, the cancellation policy stated below applies, and deposits are no longer refundable. The remaining 70% of the amount is paid the latest 3 months (90 days) prior to departure.

    In the event that the minimum number of people to confirm the trip is not reached, AMAROK ADVENTURES can cancel the departure at most 2 months before the start of the trip. Please note the trips for 2023 are expected to reach the minimum number of people soon, and the likelihood of trips not happening is very low.

    In case you need to cancel the trip, the following cancellation costs would be incurred:

      • 100% of the price of the trip is refundable before the group is guaranteed
      • 50% of the tour price is refundable if canceled 59 days or more before departure, once the trip has been confirmed
      • 25% of the tour price is refundable if canceled 30-59 days before departure
      • 0% of the tour price is refundable if canceled 0-29 days before departure

    All policies regarding cancellation will be clearly laid out by your guide after booking your adventure.

  • To get to Kathmandu, the starting point of your Manaslu Circuit tour, most people fly into Tribhuvan International Airport. Your guide will arrange a pick-up (and a drop-off at the end of the tour) and take you to your hotel in Kathmandu.

  • 57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity. 

    We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, their guides, and the communities they’re traveling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Nepal, please refer to the entry requirements by the foreign travel advice or COVID-19 information by the U.S. Embassy in Nepal.

    Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!

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