Nepal lion Treks & Tours

Name: Greg Brick
(716) 725-2828
Name: Sunil Adhikari
(716) 725-2828


ABOUT MANASLU Trekking in Nepal

This page includes Manaslu Trekking Information and some necessary things you may wanna know. Firstly, Manaslu Circuit Trekking is one of the best off-the-beaten-path treks in Nepal known for its solidarity and untouched natural beauty. Secondly, Manaslu Circuit trek is an exotic off-the-beaten trail that lets you explore the pristine region of Nepal. Further, it is considered to be a moderate level trekking with cultural, historical, and natural tours and a maximum elevation of 5160m at Larkya La Pass.

The total length of the Manaslu Circuit trekking is around 177 kilometers. Above all, the entire route is adorned with the perfect views of the snow-clad mountains, a unique combination of rich cultural heritage and adventure amidst vantage points with incomparable beauty and rare bio-diversity.

The Manaslu Mountain Trail Race is the most adventurous yearly trail race head amidst the mountains in the Manaslu region. Runners from around the world gather in Manaslu every year to participate and enjoy the magnificent beauty accompanying them throughout the race.


















In Manaslu Circuit Trek you may see the influences of Tibetan Buddhism in various places along this trek. Certainly, the scattered settlement of Nuri people on the Tibetan border and their culture is one of the major things to explore during the trek. Likewise, Tibetan Buddhism inspired culture and fascinating festivals are some of the unforgettable things to experience in the Manaslu region.


With Manaslu Trekking Information, the jaw-dropping natural beauty of forests, rivers, waterfalls, flora, and fauna of the Manaslu region can hypnotize anyone. Further, the adventure starts through the lush green lower hills inhabited by Indo-Aryan Hindus. Then the middle hills by the Tibetan-Burmese, Magar, Gurung, and Tamang people on the Budhi Gandaki River.


Manaslu Circuit Trekking trail passes through several farmlands, bamboo, rhododendron, oak, and pine forests. From lush tropical in lower lands to the scattered alpine up the altitude, your get to cherish everything that the biodiversity of this region has to offer.


As Manaslu Trekking Information offers the right combination of rich social legacy, unexcelled degree pleasant heavenliness, and the interesting Tibetan social order with its wealthy mountain natural different qualities. You may check other tours from Nepal Lion Trekking for example:


Manaslu Cross One Of The Highest Passes In The World – At Larkya La Pass At 5,106 Meters


~ Mount Manaslu is the eighth-highest peak in the world.

~ The first people to climb Mt. Manaslu were Toshio Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu.

~ Manaslu region consists of Nepalese-Tibetan culture.

~ Larkya-La Pass is a relatively tricky trekking pass due to its long walk and high elevation.


Manaslu Circuit Trekking Permit And Details


The area around Manaslu is restricted, so each party must obtain a permit, register with a trekking agency, and be accompanied by a licensed guide. A minimum of two people are required to obtain the trekking permit via the area.

For the first seven days of the special permit in September to November, you pay $100 plus $15 for each additional day, and for the first seven days in December to August, it costs $75 plus $10 for each other day per person.


Trekkers must have an Annapurna and Manaslu Conservation area permit from the Nepal Tourism Board at the cost of Nrs 3000 per person, including 13% vat for each region.


12 Days Manaslu Circuit Trek

14 Days Manaslu Circuit Trek

16 Days Manaslu & Tsum Valey Trek


Manaslu Trekking Information and map route


Toshio Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu were the first to climb Mount Manaslu on 9 May 1956. Before them in 1950, H.W. Tilman was the first European who made his attempt after his unsuccessful trek to Annapurna IV.


In 1952, a Japanese reconnaissance party reached around 5275 meters after monsoon season on the east side of the mountains. Also, in 1953, the Japanese team of 15 climbers led by Y.Mita via the northeast face K. Kato, J. Yamada, and S Ishizaka made a summit around 7750 meters before turning back.


Moreover, many Japanese teams have climbed the summit of Manaslu but got failed. Mount Manaslu is called Japanese Mountain and also known as Killer Mountain because of its frequent ice-fall, and high altitude trekker gets sick or killed.




Cross one of the highest passes in the world – at Larkya La Pass at 5,106 meters.

Natural beauty of the forests, rivers, and flora in the Manaslu region.

Abundant wildlife including Tahr (Mountain Goat), Agali (Blue Sheep), Pika (Highest living Mammal), Himalayan Marmots

If you are lucky you will get to see Snow Leopard.

Stunning view of some of the highest peaks in the world.

Cheo Himal, Himlung Himal, Nemjung, Gyaji Kang, Kang Guru, and Annapurna II.

 Closely inspect the life of Nuri people- typical denizens of the region.




With the latest Manaslu Trekking Information, the Rules & regulation of Nepal’s Government, Manaslu Region has been declared as a restricted area. As a result, Independent trekkers are not allowed in the Manaslu Region and Trekkers must process all the documents to obtain a special permit from the Registered Trekking Agency.


Above all, you cannot issue an individual trekking permit for Manaslu. The government rules also state there must be a minimum of two trekkers in a group, where a local trekking guide is compulsory. But, don’t worry if you are a single trekker, you can join groups from Nepal Lion Tours & Treks. However, do not forget to let us know your preferences before joining a trekking group.


This is to say, three different permits are required for the Manaslu trek are:-

(1) Special Restricted Area Permit for Manaslu (Manaslu RAP)

(2)  Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP Permit)

(3)  Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP Permit)


For instance, if you are trekking to Tsum Valley then an additional Permit is required. Though, there is no need to obtain a TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) card for Manaslu Trekking.




Firstly, Soti Khola is the starting point for trekking in the Manaslu region. Secondly, you will drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola by local bus which takes about 8 hrs (160 km drive). While completing the trek you can get a local jeep from Dharapani to Besisahar which is 3 hrs of drive. Next, from Besisahar you have a choice to go from Kathmandu, Pokhara or Sauraha. Nepal Lion Trek can arrange a Private Jeep/Bus also for your Trek.


Vehicles to Manaslu, Manaslu Trekking Information





Manaslu Circuit treks are one of the best tea house treks in Nepal. Most of the trekkers prefer to stay in the teahouse as it is convenient and easy. However, if you prefer to go for a camping trek, Nepal Lion can manage it. In the same vein, the teahouse provides you a single room with an attached bathroom but in the higher region, you will get a twin-sharing room and common toilet.


Tea house provides you pillows, mattresses, and warm blankets (Nepal lion trek provides you Sleeping bag for free during the trek). There is a heating system in the dining room of every tea house. The teahouse has a menu with a wide variety of food which serves both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options.


Have a tasty bite of these local breads, Manaslu Trekking Information



Yes, you can get on an arrival tourist visa at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Most people can obtain visas on entry to Nepal. But, travelers from some country’s need to organize their visas before traveling. $30 for 15 days of visa from the date of issue, $50 for 30 days, and 125US$ for 90 days tourist visa. You can apply for an online visa at




As Nepal doesn’t have mountain rescue insurance. We suggest you buy an insurance policy in your country. Personal Travel insurance which has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation is compulsory. Regarding Manaslu Trekking Information you should buy medical and mountain evacuation insurance for trekking up to 5500m. Nepal Lion Treks provide Emergency Evacuation Assistance Service (The cost of the helicopter, hospital and necessary transport are not payable by the company).




Most of the teahouse provides you Internet facilities while trekking but you have to pay an extra amount for using it. Manaslu region also has good coverage of Phones network.




–  Head

 (Sun hat or scarf, winter hat or insulating hat or wide-brimmed hat, Headlight with extra batteries)


–  Face

 (Sunscreen, Sunglass with UV protection, Face/body wipes)


–  Hands

(Lightweight gloves, Heavyweight winter gloves)



(Hiking shirts, Long-sleeved shirt, Hooded rain jacket, Fleece jacket, Lightweight cotton pants, T-Shirt (bring Lightweight wool), Polypropylene underwear, Down jacket (available in rent in Kathmandu), Sweater, Waterproof jacket and pants)



(Hiking Boots, Thick wool socks (Take an extra pair of thick light socks)


  Essential gear

(Backpack or daypack, Thermal bottle, Water purification, Trekking pole, Sleeping bag)


–  Toiletries

(Medium size drying towel, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Deodorant floss, Biodegradable bar soap, Nail clippers, Small mirror)


–  Personal accessories

(Money, Watch, Cell phone, Camera)

Table Of Contents