Manaslu Circuit Budget Trek - 13 days

Budget Manaslu Trek(5.0)2 reviews
Know before you go
  • Duration 13 Days
  • Difficulty Level Strenuous
  • Trip Start and End Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Best Season March - April and Oct - Nov
  • Trip Area Manaslu Region
  • Maximum Altitude 5106m.|16751ft.


  • Unexplored trekking route 
  • Experience the warm hospitality of locals
  • Astounding and Breathtaking Views from Larkya Pass.
  • Experience the Himalayan range's views up close.
  • The lovely cultural blend of Nepalese and Tibetan people.
  • The jaw-dropping trail heads over the Budhi Gandaki River valley.

There are several thrilling trekking selections in Nepal. Due to the variety of trekking routes and destinations, anyone may become jittery. Some places are just so unique that you must go there when you visit Nepal, among which Manaslu Circuit Budget Trek is one.

Manaslu Circuit Budget Trekking is the best trek, an alternative to the busier Everest Base Camp Trek or Annapurna Base Camp Trek for hikers who wish to take in the grandeur of Nepal while going through less-populated places. Manaslu Circuit tour offers breathtaking vistas of Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Hiunchuli, and Ganesh Himal, having its prominence as an undiscovered, off-the-beaten-path. The 13 days Manaslu Budget Trek is specially prepared for trekkers who want to trek to a less crowded area in a short time. 

Manaslu Circuit Trek is a beautiful tea house trekking tour around Mount Manaslu. As with the Annapurna, Everest, and Langtang treks, the Manaslu trek is also gaining popularity among foreign travelers as Nepal's remote and restricted regions. Starting in Soti Khola, the trip continues to Lho, Samagaun, and the Larkya La pass at 5,200 meters, which connects Bimthang, Dharapani, and Besishahar. The Manaslu trail is busy with mule trains, villagers, and hikers traversing riverbeds via landslide and avalanche zones and walking on stone steps. This 13-day Manaslu Circuit Budget Trekking tour is unique as it offers the best mountain views, challenging passes, and genuine Nepalese and Tibetan cultures at the most reasonable cost.

Since opening its service in 1992 AD, Manaslu has served thousands of domestic and foreign tourists from all over the world and all around the better trekking seasons. Every year, the number of visitors visiting Manaslu is increasing yet it is considered the underrated and less-crowded trekking trail as this is a newly developed route among a wide range of trekking regions. On the off-the-beaten-path trails, you will have the unique chance to explore, take in the scenery, and spend time with nature.

You will, however, pass through a remote region of Nepal that needs a special permit to reach. The number of people who can travel to the Manaslu region is less due to the specific restrictions for trekking. The guide must travel with the trekkers, and his name and insurance should be mentioned when applying for the permit, and there must be two trekkers (excluding the guide and porter).

Major Attractions 

Mt. Manaslu 

Mt. Manaslu (8163m.|26781ft.) is the world's eighth-highest mountain. In the heart of Nepal's Gandaki province ( Gorkha District), Mt. Manaslu offers several trekking routes and expedition chances. As Mt. Manaslu is typically simpler to summit than other summits in the nation, mountaineers come to Nepal in significant numbers to attempt it.

Larkya Pass 

During the Budget Manaslu Circuit Trekking, the highest point we could reach is the Larkya La Pass. At 5160m.|16925ft. 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 extensive highlands and mountains.

Views during Manaslu Circuit Budget Trek

The Manaslu Budget Trek provides the most breathtaking vistas from close-up. You will stroll along a path surrounded by rich flora, fauna, and the stunning scenery of the lower and higher hills. You will be warmly welcomed by Mt. Manaslu (8163m), Himal Chuli, Ganesh Himal, Buddha Himal, Mt. Annapurna (8091m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), and many other hills and mountains once you reach a certain altitude.

Warm hospitality by the locals

There are several villages on the Manaslu trekking tour. Different communities each have their customs and traditions. On the mainlands of the Manaslu trekking region, the Gurung and Tamang, Brahmin and Chhetri live nearby. The prayer flags and mani walls in various wards will delight you. The locals are simple and welcoming to everyone who visit the villages. You will be overwhelmed by nature, culture, and hospitality in the best trek experiences.  Along the route to Manaslu, there are numerous monasteries and gumbas where you find hospitable villagers and monks who would extend you warm hospitality.

Enchanting the natural beauty 

Manaslu is all about the enchantment of the Himalayas and the cherished, beautiful nature that lies in its path. While walking, you can explore local settlements, woodlands, and herds of grazing cattle. The lonely trail slowly curves up to the angular cliffs. As hikers enjoy the alpine, coniferous, and subtropical trees and vegetation, the mountains and waterfalls offer photographic opportunities.

What makes Nepal Nirvana Trails Unique?

Nepal Nirvana Trails is one of Nepal's reputable travel operators. The members at Nepal Nirvana Trails have been organizing and leading treks, tours, and climbing packages for over two decades. You will be provided with a knowledgeable trekking guide who will assist you in learning about the customs and cultures of the locals, hills, and Himalayas as you travel through the slopes and hills.


Day to Day Details

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    Route Map

    Manaslu Circuit Budget Trek - 13 days map

    What's Included

    • English-speaking licensed trekking guide and his Salary, food, equipment, and insurance.
    • All applicable ACAP, MCAP, and MANASLU Special or Restricted permits
    • KTM to Machha Khola and Dharapani to KTM or Pokhara Local Bus 
    • Nepal Nirvana Trails T-shirt, Trekking map, and Water purifications tablet 
    • Official expenses, all local and government tax, and vat.

    What's Excluded

    • International flight tickets and Nepal entry visa
    • Food and hotel in Kathmandu/Pokhara
    • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) And Accommodations during the treks
    • Travel and health Insurance which cover emergency rescues and evacuations
    • Personal expenses, snacks, alcoholic beverages, coke, juice, water, WI-FI, hot shower, etc.
    • Porter Optional (Contact us for the cost)
    • Sleeping Bag $1 per day
    • Down Jacket $1 per day
    • Private transport jeep KTM – Soti Khola and Dharapani - KTM (Contact us for the cost)

    Upcoming Departures

    Start DateFridayOctober 06, 2023End DateWednesdayOctober 18, 2023PriceAvailableUS $360
    Start DateFridayOctober 13, 2023End DateWednesdayOctober 25, 2023PriceAvailableUS $360
    Start DateTuesdayOctober 17, 2023End DateSundayOctober 29, 2023PriceAvailableUS $360
    Start DateFridayOctober 20, 2023End DateWednesdayNovember 01, 2023PriceAvailableUS $360
    Start DateSaturdayOctober 28, 2023End DateThursdayNovember 09, 2023PriceAvailableUS $360

    Useful Info

    Manaslu Circuit Budget Trek Difficulty 

    Your physical stamina and fitness will determine how well you can trek in the Manaslu region. If you are in good physical and mental health, you can travel without much difficulty. When we walk to the lowlands of Manaslu, the difficulty level of the Manaslu Circuit Trekking is moderate, but as we travel to high altitudes, the difficulty will rise. The trek to higher parts of Manaslu is difficult with the rocks and landscape. The highest you can reach on the Manaslu Budget Trek is the Larke La Pass, where you might get difficulty passing it. We don't recommend Manaslu Trekking after Mid-November because the snowfall is high, and it is hard to pass the Larke La Pass.

    Altitude Sickness during Manaslu Circuit Budget Trek 

    The Manaslu Circuit Trekking tour is between 900 and 5106 meters above sea level. This height difference enables exploration of the remarkable natural and geographic differences. We'll go over the gentle slopes to experience the thrills of the snowy Himalayas.

    The risk of altitude sickness is not predictable. There are several acclimatization days on our Manaslu Circuit budget trekking route. However, altitude sickness can strike anybody, so you must exercise caution during high-altitude trekking.

    Manaslu Circuit Budget Trek Permit Fees: 

    The Manaslu Conservation Area Permit (MCAP), the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP), and a Special permit (SRAP) should be for the Manaslu trek.

    Annapurna Conservation Area Permit(ACAP) costs: NPR 3000 per person 

    Manaslu Conservation Area Permit(MCAP) costs: NPR 3000 per person

    SRAP permit costs differ during the seasons:

    SRAP costs from September to November costs: $100 for the first 7 days and $15 per day after a week. 

    SRAP for December to August costs: $75 for the first 7 days and $10 per day after a week.

    Accommodation Services during the Manaslu Circuit Budget Trek 

    The trail has teahouses that offer lodging and dining options. You will have moderate lodging services. Hot showers and internet facilities will take extra charges. It is challenging to provide modern conveniences because the location is remote. Trekkers can rest easy because of the high-quality benefits supplied during the Manaslu Circuit Budget Trekking tour. Your lodging will be the ideal option when trekking in the meantime.

    Food Services during the Manaslu Circuit Budget Trek 

    Food facilities during the entire Manaslu Circuit Budget trek will be based on your choices and health basis. You will be provided with a wide range to choose from. You will have various types of veg, non-veg, and vegan options with the priority option of adding or reducing certain ingredients from the dish to make it even healthier and preferable. You have your own choice to choose the food depending upon your budget.

    Manaslu Circuit Budget Trekking Solo 

    Manaslu Circuit Trek is not possible to trek alone. You need to hire a registered trekking guide to obtain the permit for a Special Restricted Area Permit, and must have a group of at least two people to obtain a permit. Because Manaslu is in a remote and unexplored region, the government of Nepal does not permit people to visit the place alone for security reasons. 

    If you want we can get you a Porter cum Guide who has knowledge of the trekking trail and a government-certified license at $25 per day. At this cost, all his meals, accommodation, insurance, and necessary equipment are covered.

    Best Time for Manaslu Circuit Budget Trek 

    The major season for the Manaslu Circuit Trek is the Autumn or Spring Seasons since these will be the most experience-based time for the Manaslu Trek in terms of walking and views of the surroundings.

    Spring Season (Mar-May)

    One of the best times of year to hike in Nepal is spring. Most likely, the Manaslu trekking area offers a better vista and splendor mountains in the spring. After the cold winter, the hills began to cover in greenery, and flowers began to bloom. There will be very little chance of rain or snow at the height, and the temperature is ideal for trekking.

    Autumn Season (Sep-Nov)

    The ideal time of year to visit Nepal is most likely autumn. Trekking conditions are perfect, and the holiday season enhances the beauty of settlement environments. Autumn is also a festive season in Nepal. The biggest Nepalese festivals, Dashain and Tihar, fall in the Autumn Season. You'll have a spectacular experience of trekking that will enrich your journey to Nepal. The holiday season in Nepal may lead you to learn more about Nepalese and Nepalese societies.

    Travel Insurance 

    We recommend that trekkers must have travel insurance for the Manaslu Circuit Budget Trek. We strongly advise having good comprehensive travel insurance that includes coverage for things like medical evacuation costs, emergency helicopter rescue costs, and personal injury costs. While traveling with us, having adequate travel insurance will not only give you peace of mind but will also give you full coverage for any mishaps that may occur.

    Extra Expenses 

    You may want to spend some extra money for the facilities like a spa, massage, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, Wi-Fi facilities, and hot shower during your trekking time. So, we recommend you carry some extra cash during the trek.

    Last-Minute Booking 

    Nepal Nirvana Trails offers last-minute bookings from its client at least three days before the departure date. We require your original passport for the permits, so please contact us at or via Whatsapp at +977 9841380469 before your arrival to Kathmandu or a couple of days before the departure of the trek.

    Client Reviews

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      Jerome ChoiCanadaApril 22, 2023

      Exceptional Manaslu Trek

      I compared many trekking companies in Thamel before choosing to go with Nepal Nirvana. KP (the owner) is friendly and honest, and gives the best prices without any haggling needed. He also helped us with special requests like transferring our non-hike belongings to Pokhara to meet us after our hike, at no additional cost. Also, he allowed us a great deal of flexibility with changing or adding on trekking days as we wanted.

      We chose to hike Manaslu Circuit, which was an amazing experience. Raj (our porter/guide) was exceptional. Though his English isn't fluent, he always understood what we wanted and was very helpful. He always knew the route, and always woke up before us to prep for the day. He made sure we had enough to eat, and would deal with all the permit checkpoint stuff so we never had to bother with it. He was always in a great mood and loved to show us his area (he's a local of Gorkha region).

      All in all, we had a great experience and would wholeheartedly recommend Nepal Nirvana to anyone looking to do some trekking in Nepal, especially Manaslu Circuit or some other hike in Gorkha region with Raj. Thanks to KP and Raj for orchestrating an amazing time for us!

      Dear Jerome, Namaste!
      Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for Manaslu Circuit Trek. We’re very pleased to hear that you enjoyed the trek with our porter-guide, Raj. Thanks a lot for your thoughts on the trek with our Nepal Nirvana Trails team and recommending our service. Wish to see you again for trekking in other regions of Nepal.
      Best Regards,
      Kp Dhital and Nepal Nirvana Trails Team.
      WhatsApp: +977 9841380469

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      ElizabethCanadaApril 22, 2023

      Nepal nirvana trek

      Did the budget Manaslu trek with Raj as a porter/guide in mid-April. The trek included the permits, porter/guide and transportation. We also rented a down jacket and sleeping bags. We paid or own accommodations and food. Good value overall. Raj’s English is not the best but enough to be understood. He knows the route really well and would make efforts to ensure we were happy with the tea houses. He carried our heavy bag through the pass no problem. Weather on the trek was good with only rain on the last day. Nepal nirvana is a good honest company that is very flexible to give you the trek you are looking for at the right budget.

      Dear Elizabeth, Namaste!
      Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for Manaslu Circuit Trek. We’re very pleased to hear that you enjoyed the trek with our porter-guide, Raj. Thanks a lot for your thoughts on the trek with our Nepal Nirvana Trails team and recommending our service. Wish to see you again for trekking in other regions of Nepal.
      Best Regards,
      Kp Dhital and Nepal Nirvana Trails Team.
      WhatsApp: +977 9841380469

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