Manaslu Annapurna Circuit Trek-24 Days

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Manaslu and Annapurna Circuit Trek
Manaslu and Annapurna Circuit Trek
Manaslu and Annapurna Circuit Trek
At a Glance
Duration24 Days
Trip GradeStrenuous
Maximum Altitude5416m/17769.03ft
Group Size1 to 10 pax per group
Travel StyleTrekking /Hiking
Best TimeAugust to November and March to May

The Manaslu and Annapurna Circuit Trek is an incredible trekking route that encompasses some of the most renowned high passes in the world, such as Larkey La-5016m and Thorong La-5416m, which is the highest pass on Earth. By combining the Manaslu and Annapurna circuits, adventurers can embark on a once-in-a-lifetime journey, experiencing the thrill of trekking through two high passes in a single trip. Embark on an unforgettable adventure with the Manaslu and Annapurna Circuit Trek, a perfect amalgamation of the popular Manaslu Circuit Trek and Annapurna Circuit Trek. The Himalayan Trekking Path proudly presents this comprehensive trek, allowing you to experience the sublime charm of both regions simultaneously. The journey begins with the Manaslu circuit trek, which takes you through the Manaslu and Annapurna circuits. This trek offers a unique opportunity to witness the diverse flora and fauna of the region, experience the rich culture of various ethnic communities, marvel at the majestic Himalayan ranges, and admire the beauty of a gigantic waterfall. The trail, though less explored, is well-preserved, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the natural and cultural wonders of the area. As you trek, you will reach the foothills of the world's eighth-highest mountain, Manaslu, towering at an impressive 8163m above sea level. The Manaslu part of the trek concludes after crossing the breathtaking Larkey La Pass, which stands at a staggering 5106m high, making it the highest point of the Manaslu Circuit. From there, the trek descends to Dharapani via Bhimthang and Goa. Dharapani serves as the starting point for the world-famous Annapurna Circuit Trek, which is the final leg of the Manaslu and Annapurna Circuit Trek. This part of the journey takes you to the top of the Throng La Pass, situated at a dramatic elevation of 5416m above sea level. Along the way, you will pass through Chame, Pisang, Manang, Yak Kharka, and Throng Phedi, each offering its own unique charm. After celebrating the breathtaking views from the top of Larkey La, you will descend to Muktinath and continue your trek to Jomsom, passing through the scenic Kali Gandaki valley, known as the world's deepest gorge. Finally, the Manaslu and Annapurna circuit trek will conclude in Kathmandu after a visit to Pokhara.


  • Discover the renowned Manaslu and Annapurna circuit trek combined into a single itinerary
  • Embark on a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Machhe Khola
  • Trek through the well-preserved Manaslu region
  • Immerse yourself in the diverse flora and fauna along the trek
  •  Encounter enchanting local villages and experience their rich culture
  • Marvel at the panoramic views from Syalla, Pungent, and Sama
  • Visit the glacier lake, Birendra, for a truly awe-inspiring experience
  • Reach the summit of Larkey La, the highest trekking point of the Manaslu circuit at 5106 m.
  • Indulge in a tranquil stay at Bhimthang after conquering the summit
  • Commence the Annapurna circuit trek from Dharapani
  • Explore stunning villages along the way to the Annapurna Circuit
  • Reach the top of Larkey La at 5416m and be captivated by the majestic Annapurna ranges
  • Visit the sacred Muktinath and immerse yourself in the Tibetan villages

Before commencing the moderately challenging Manaslu and Annapurna Circuit Trek, it is important to allocate a full day for the required formalities. The Manaslu Circuit trek mandates special restricted permits that can only be obtained from the Nepal immigration office. During the preparation phase, take the chance to explore the cultural and historical significance of Kathmandu. Embark on the Annapurna and Manaslu circuit trekking by taking a 7/8-hour bus ride from Kathmandu to Machhe Khola, which serves as the official Trek starting point. Explore the captivating route from Machhe Khola to Jagat, passing through Khorlabeshi, Totopani, Dobhan, and Yaruphant. Along this scenic journey, you will be enchanted by the tranquil beauty of the Budhi Gandaki River and the untouched wonders of nature and culture. Take in the breathtaking views of terrace fields and embrace the exhilaration of crossing numerous suspension bridges.

Beyond Jagat lies the restricted area of the Manaslu region, where you can immerse yourself in its well-preserved beauty. Your journey will take you to the highest point of the expedition, Larkey La, towering at an elevation of 5106m above sea level. Along the way, be prepared to witness the grandeur of the river valley, which is adorned with colossal waterfalls. Eventually, you will arrive at Syalla village, passing through Dang, Namrung, Sho, and Lo. This charming village offers mesmerizing vistas of the Manaslu ranges, including the renowned Manaslu peak, the 8th highest peak globally, as well as other notable peaks such as Himchuli (7540m), Rani Peak (6693m), Nadi Chuli (7331m), Khayang (6168m), and more.

Starting from Syalla village, you have the opportunity to embark on a thrilling hike to Pungen Goma, where you can marvel at the majestic Mt. Manaslu from a close distance. As you make your way back to Sama Gaon, you will be treated to breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and the serene atmosphere of the monasteries. Continuing your journey, you will pass through Samdo and Dharmasala, eventually reaching the renowned Larky La pass. Once you have conquered this challenging pass, you will be rewarded with stunning vistas of the Annapurna and Manaslu ranges as you make your way towards Bhimthang. Finally, your trek will lead you to Dharapani, a picturesque village nestled in a lush green valley, which serves as the starting point for the renowned Annapurna circuit trek.

Embark on the latter part of the Manaslu and Annapurna Circuit Trek, which will guide you through the renowned Annapurna Circuit Trek at the final stage of the Manaslu Circuit Trek. Commence your expedition from Dharapani and follow the path that leads to the majestic Thorong La Pass, towering at an impressive altitude of 5416m. Throughout your journey, you will be mesmerized by the awe-inspiring Annapurna Himalayan Ranges, vibrant flora and fauna, tranquil monasteries, picturesque villages, cozy tea houses, and breathtaking scenery. Once you conquer the summit of Thorong La, seize the opportunity to capture indelible memories before descending towards Muktinath. While in Muktinath, immerse yourself in the Tibetan plateau and indulge in the rich Tibetan culture. Trek alongside the dusty and windy trail, with the magnificent Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri ranges as your backdrop, until you reach Jomsom. The arid Trans-Himalayan desert offers a distinctive and unforgettable experience during your expedition. Conclude your adventure by taking a flight from Jomsom to Pokhara and eventually returning to Kathmandu, where your remarkable journey comes to a close.

The Manaslu and Annapurna Circuit Trekking Cost:

Pricing for the Manaslu and Annapurna Circuit Treks is contingent upon the services included and the size of the group. Our comprehensive trekking packages for this journey start at USD 1800 and go up to USD 2500 per traveler. If these rates are not within your budget, please reach out to us. We are committed to accommodating your needs and ensuring that you have a fantastic holiday experience at a cost that suits you.

  • Solo travel in a group for the Manasalu Annapurna Circuit Trek costs USD 2500.
  • For a group of 2-6 people, the cost per person for the trek is USD2000
  • The cost per person for a group of 7-10 people for the Manasalu Annapurna Circuit Trek is USD1800.

Why choose the Himalayan Trekking Path for your Manaslu Annapurna Circuit Trek?

The Himalayan Trekking Path provides tailor-made trips for our esteemed clients. Our package offers comprehensive services that encompass all the necessary aspects mentioned in the package. Here are the key reasons why you should opt for the Himalayan Trekking Path Company for your trekking adventure in Nepal.

  • The tour can be booked through various channels, such as the Web, email, WhatsApp, and social media platforms.
  • The package includes a comprehensive airport pick-up and drop-off service.
  • Comfortable accommodation is provided for 3 nights in Kathmandu and one night in Pokhara.
  • All trekking permits and fees are included in the package.
  • Each package offers a very reasonable price.
  • Experience the warm Nepali hospitality and savor authentic foods, fresh fruit, cookies with tea, and nuts.
  • Enjoy mountain accommodations with full meals
  •  A professional trekking guide and a helpful porter will accompany you.
  • The entire staff is well compensated with a good salary.
  • Complimentary transport is provided between Kathmandu to Machakhola, Jomosom to Pokhara, and Pokhara to Kathmandu.
  •  All permits and formalities, including government taxes, are taken care of.
  •  There are no hidden fees associated with the package.
  • As a bonus, you will receive a free map, a T-shirt, and a duffle bag.
  • You can book your Manaslu and Annapurna Circuit Treks without making a deposit.
  • We offer an easy payment system that allows you to choose your preferred method, whether it's cash, wire transfer, or card.
  • Enjoy a customized trip that is flexible and provides a private tour experience.
  • For those interested in joining a group, we also have a group-joining platform available.

Embarking on a solo package for the Manaslu and Annapurna Circuit treks is a fantastic way to fully immerse yourself in both regions. The Himalayan Trekking Path presents a comprehensive package complete with itinerary, pricing, gear recommendations, ideal season, and other pertinent information. If you have an extended break and desire to explore these popular treks in a single journey, please contact us without hesitation. We are eager to assist you whenever needed.

Tour PlanExpand All

We extend a warm welcome to Nepal! The Himalayan Trekking Path is here to assist you by gathering flight details and organizing your pick-up upon arrival. Upon meeting you, we will accompany you to your hotel for check-in and some free time. Visit our office to discuss your upcoming adventure and take a stroll through Thamel during your leisure time. Indulge in a delicious dinner and spend the night at a hotel in Thamel.

Max. Altitude: 1350m/4429.134ftMeal: DinnerAccommodation: Hotel

On the second day of the Manaslu Annapurna Circuit Trek, we will provide a half-day sightseeing opportunity. Additionally, we will assist you in obtaining the necessary permits. Following the tour, you will have time to pack your backpack and explore Thamel, the bustling tourist hub of the country.

Max. Altitude: 1350m/4429.134ftMeal: BreakfastAccommodation: Hotel

On the third day of the Manaslu Annapurna Circuit Trek, we embarked on a journey to Kathmandu via a public bus. We started our day early with a fresh breakfast and then took a taxi to the bus station located at Machhapokhari. From there, we boarded a public bus that followed the scenic route along the river valley, passing through lush green valleys, farmlands, and tiny markets. As we crossed the Malekhu River, we continued our journey towards the Northside, heading to Dhading Beshi, which serves as the headquarters of the Dhading District. After a pleasant bus ride, we reached Jyamire, where we stopped for a delicious lunch. Once we were recharged, we resumed our journey, passing through Taribeshi, Salyantar, Arughat, Arket, Soti, and finally arriving at Machhe Khola, situated along the Gandaki River. This picturesque village became our first mountain night stop, offering us a serene and beautiful setting to rest and rejuvenate.

Max. Altitude: 930m/3051.18ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Hotel

Today's itinerary includes a trip to Jagat from Machhe Khola, a scenic village that provides access to the restricted areas of the Manaslu region, where a special permit is essential. The day promises to be perfect for a 13.7-kilometer hike along the Budi Gandaki River, with the leisurely journey taking approximately 6 to 7 hours. We will be spending the night there.

Max. Altitude: 1340m/4396.3255ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Lodge

Today marks the fifth day of the Manaslu and Annapurna Circuit Trek. Our journey takes us into the restricted region as we make our way towards Deng (1860m). It has been a long day of walking, covering approximately 20 km from Jagat to Deng, which typically takes around 7 to 8 hours. Throughout the trek, we follow the path alongside the Budi Gandaki River, immersing ourselves in the serene beauty of the riverbed. Passing through Salleri (1353m) and Sirdibash (1420m), we ascend and descend to Nagje before crossing a suspension bridge over the Budi Gandaki River. Our next stop is the village of Philim (1570m), which we reach after a short ascent. Continuing our journey, we traverse through woodlands and farmlands until we reach Ekle Bhatti. Crossing the New Bridge, we then make our way to Nyak Phedi, crossing the Budi Gandaki River multiple times. Finally, we arrive at Deng (1860m), where we are rewarded with breathtaking views of Siringi Himal and Maniwall.

Max. Altitude: 1860m/6102ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea House

After having breakfast, proceed towards Namrung, passing through the picturesque Budi Gandaki River, lush woodlands, fertile farmlands, vast grasslands, rugged trails, cascading waterfalls, quaint local villages, and breathtaking mountain views. The journey covers a distance of 19.5 km from Deng to Namrung, requiring approximately 6 to 7 hours of walking. Continuing northward, we will surpass the small settlement of Ranagaon (1,980m) and reach Bihi Phedi (1,985m), offering stunning views of the Budhi Gandaki gorge along the way. Our trek will lead us to Prok (2,380m), a charming village adorned with traditional houses, expansive fields, friendly locals, and a Gompa. Descending towards Ghap, the trail meanders through enchanting woodlands and crosses the Budhi Gandaki River twice on wooden bridges overlooking magnificent gorges before arriving at Namrung (2,630m). This delightful village provides panoramic vistas of towering Himalayan peaks, including Himal Chuli (7,893m) and Ganesh Himal (7,422m).

Max. Altitude: 2630m/8629ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea House

Prepare yourself for a day of trekking through the stunning terrain of the Manaslu region after enjoying a hearty breakfast. The trail will take you across the picturesque Bhanzam plateau, where you can admire the beauty of barley fields and stone houses. Our journey will lead us to Lihi Village, where you will be greeted by a small flat area on the right that offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the surroundings. As we continue our trek, we will cross the Hinang Khola and arrive at Sho village, followed by Lho and Syalla. Along the way, you will be treated to mesmerizing views of monasteries and majestic snowcapped peaks such as Mt. Boudha Himal (6672m), Himal Chuli (7893m), Rani Peak (6693m), Nadi Chuli (7871m), Mt. Manaslu (8163m) also known as Kang Pungen, Panpoche, and other peaks. Spend a memorable night in this enchanting village, surrounded by unparalleled beauty.

Max. Altitude: 3500m/11482.94ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea House

Begin your day by waking up early in the morning to witness the breathtaking sunrise over the majestic Himalayan range and capture a mesmerizing view. Following breakfast, make your way to Pungen Gompa (4200 m), located along the stunning Pungent Glacier. The journey to Pungen Gompa takes approximately 2 to 3 hours, where you can relish the up-close views of Manaslu (8163m), the world's 8th highest peak, as well as other enchanting surrounding peaks. Immerse yourself in the beauty of this paradise before returning to Sama Gaun (3550m), the largest Tibetan village in the area. Sama Gaun offers various sightseeing opportunities, such as Manaslu Base Camp (4800m), Birendra Lake, and village tours. Spend the night in Sama Gaun and make the most of your time there.

Max. Altitude: 4200m/13779.53ft)Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea House

Sama Gaon stands out as a captivating Tibetan village, offering a delightful experience to discover its monasteries, Berendra Lake, and the Manaslu Base Camp (4800m) along with a dedicated day for acclimatization.

Max. Altitude: 4800m/15748.03ft.Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea House

Today, post breakfast, we will make our way towards the Tibetan village known as Samdo (3875m). We will traverse the Himalayan terrain, passing through the stunning juniper and birch forests, as well as crossing a captivating suspension bridge and snowcapped peak. Our journey will continue to Kyonggma Kharka, where we will come across the impressive Mani Wall. Following this, we will cross the Budigandaki and ascend to Samdo (3875m). Lunch will be enjoyed in Samdo, before heading to Pana Danda (5270m) to prepare for the Larkey La-5160m. We will spend the night there.

Max. Altitude: 5270m/17290.03ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea House

Depart from Samdo village and traverse the suspension bridge towards Larkey Bazar (4090m). Trek alongside the glacier and Budigandaki River uphill until you reach the viewpoint of Larkey La Phedi or Dharmasala, offering stunning views of snowcapped peaks. Proceed with a mix of descending and ascending to Dharmasala (4450m). Covering a distance of 6.6 km, the journey takes approximately 4 to 5 hours to complete due to the elevation gain. Spend the night at one of the highest points in the region.

Max. Altitude: 4450m/14599.74ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea House

Begin your day before the sun rises and enjoy a hearty breakfast before embarking on a long day hike at high altitude. The trail runs alongside glaciers, so make sure you are well-prepared and pack some snacks for energy. The trek starts with an ascent along the Larkya Glacier, offering stunning views of the sunrise and glacier lake. As you reach Lakey La at 5106m, one of the highest points on the Manaslu Circuit Trail, don't forget to capture the breathtaking scenery with your camera. Descend to Bhimthang, passing through the Annapurna Conservation Area, where you'll see the Annapurna ranges, glacier lakes, and the majestic Manaslu. End your day at Bhimthang, where you'll find comfortable accommodation, picturesque views, and delicious local cuisine. Spend the night at a charming cottage.

Max. Altitude: 5106m/16751.97ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea House

Today, we venture into the deep forest of the Annapurna conservation areas after the glacier. The trail is vibrant and rich with colors. As we pass by the foot of the Bhimtang glacier, we are treated to stunning scenery. The landscapes adorned with prayer flags offer a mesmerizing view of the mountains, including the Manaslu Range to the south-east. Continuing our journey, we make our way through the enchanting fir woods to Yak Kharka. After traversing the woodland, we arrive at the settlement of Gho (2,560m). We then pass through the picturesque village of Tilche (2,300m) before crossing the Dudh Khola via a suspension bridge and reaching Thonche, which signifies the official end of the Manaslu trail. Finally, we cross the bridge over the Masryangdi River to Dharapani (2300 m).

Max. Altitude: 2300m/7545.932ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea House

Today, we will embark on the Annapurna circuit journey, starting from Dharapani and making our way to Chame. The distance we will cover is approximately 16km, which will take us around 6 to 7 hours of trekking. Our adventure begins as we leave Dharapani and follow a trail that initially ascends steeply before gradually descending towards the west. Along the way, we will pass through the charming village of Bagarchhap, known for its Tibetan-style houses and strong Buddhist influence. As we continue our ascent, we will traverse through beautiful fir and pine woodlands, crossing bridges and witnessing enchanting waterfalls amidst the towering oak and maple trees. Finally, after conquering steep stone steps, we will arrive at Chame (2,710m), the headquarters of the Manang district. From here, we will be rewarded with breathtaking views of Lamjung Himal (6,983m), Annapurna IV (7,525m), and Annapurna II (7,937m). We will spend the night at the finest Tea House or Home Stay available, ensuring a comfortable and memorable stay.

Max. Altitude: 2710m/8891.076ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea House

Today's expedition leads us through an abrupt path in dense forest, unveiling a striking curved rock wall towering 1,500m above the river. As we progress, the landscape transforms from thick vegetation to open terrain. Crossing the river on suspension bridges several times, we are greeted by the awe-inspiring U-shaped valley of Manang flanked by massive snow-capped peaks. Our journey concludes as we reach Pisang village at 3,300m.

Max. Altitude: 3300m/10826.77ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea House

During the sixteenth day of the Manaslu and Annapurna Circuit trek, we are en route to Manang from the captivating Paisang village after enjoying breakfast. As we approach a junction where the main trail diverges into two paths leading to Manang, we opt for the upper route that takes us through Upper Pisang via Ghyaru village, known for its charming stone houses. The stunning vistas of Pisang Himal, Annapurna, and other majestic peaks are in close proximity. Today, we are delighted by the gentle colors of the beautiful landscape and the contrasting vegetation. Our journey leads us to Ngawal, a village featuring a Gompa and ancient juniper trees. The trail descends towards Mungji before finally reaching the famous Thakali village of Manang (3,519m). Along the way, we witness the harsher conditions caused by the cold and dry climate.

Max. Altitude: 3510m/11515.75ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea House

This day marks the acclimatization day in Manang, where you will prepare yourself for the world's highest pass, Thorang La, which stands at an impressive elevation of 5416m above sea level. It is crucial to rest and acclimatize in Manang to adapt to the higher elevation you will face at Thorong La. If needed, you can seek medical advice regarding Acute Mountain Sickness at the Himalayan Rescue Association outpost while enjoying the magnificent views in Manang. If you prefer not to rest, there are nearby attractions such as Gangapurna Lake (3,525m) and Cave Gompa (4,000m) that offer breathtaking vistas of the Annapurna range, Tilicho Peak (7,134m), Pisang Peak (6,091m), Chulo Peak (6,584m), Thorong Peak (5,416m), and more. However, it is strongly recommended to prioritize rest and acclimatization to ensure a safe and successful journey. Never underestimate the impact of higher elevations on the human body, as negligence can lead to loss of life.

Max. Altitude: 4000m/13123.36ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea House

Today's journey involves following the trail that progresses over a stream, then climbs above Manang towards Tenki village, and continues ascending out of the Masryangdi valley. The path then changes direction to the northwest, leading up to the Jarsang Khola valley, passing through pasturelands, juniper trees, and steadily gaining elevation. After passing through the small village of Ghunsa, we will traverse thriving meadows to reach a wooden bridge over a small river. Ultimately, we will reach Yak Kharka (4,110m), where 'Yak' represents the long-haired, domesticated mammal native to the Himalayas, and 'Kharka' signifies meadows or pasture - essentially making Yak Kharka another pastureland.

Max. Altitude: 4110m/13484.25ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea House

Today's trek will prove to be quite challenging as we make our way through the Himalayan terrain of the Annapurna region. The air is thick and the elevation continues to increase day by day, making the journey more strenuous. Our path takes us northward, where we will encounter a suspension bridge leading to the village of Ledar. As we ascend, we are greeted by towering cliffs along the uphill trail, with stunning views of Annapurna III, Syagang (6,026m), Gundang (5,312m), and Khatungkang (6,484m). Thorong Phedi, the final human settlement before Thorong La Pass, sits at the base of Thorang la peak (6,144m).

Max. Altitude: 4600m/15091.86ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea House

At the crack of dawn, we embark on the most grueling trek of our entire journey. We commence a sudden ascent on the trail towards the world's highest mountain pass: Thorong La Pass, positioned at an elevation of 5,416m above sea level. This will be the highest point we will ever reach during our adventure. The endeavor to conquer the renowned Thorong La Pass will undoubtedly be an unforgettable experience of a lifetime, as each step towards the summit can be physically demanding. Ultimately, your efforts will be rewarded with breathtaking and enticing panoramas, encompassing the captivating Annapurna range to the south and the majestic Mukut Himal (6,473m) to the west, surpassing anything the world has to offer. Subsequently, we descend through grasslands to Muktinath (3,800m). Muktinath holds religious significance for both Hindus and Buddhists, as it is a sacred shrine dedicated to the mighty deity Vishnu.

Max. Altitude: 5416m/17769.03ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea House

After receiving blessings from Holy Muktinath, our journey commences towards Ranipauwa village. En route, we will encounter numerous fellow trekkers, pilgrims, and backpackers who are also making their way towards Muktinath. Following that, we will descend abruptly on a dry hillside to reach Kagbeni, continue our path to Jomsom, and ultimately reach Marpha village (2,670m). To accomplish this remarkable feat, we will follow the trail along the plateau above the world's deepest gorge, Kali Gandaki, traversing the arid terrain that resembles the Tibetan plateau.

Max. Altitude: 2743m/8999.344ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea House

Begin a magical adventure by taking a morning flight from Jomsom to Pokhara. This scenic journey only takes 25 minutes, providing stunning sights of the verdant valley and grand mountains. Upon reaching Pokhara, our staff will facilitate a smooth transfer to your hotel. Take some time to relax and discover the marvels of Pokhara at your leisure.

Max. Altitude: 823m/2700.13ftMeal: BreakfastAccommodation: Hotel

Today, you will return to Kathmandu by taking a tourist bus. The journey covers approximately 200km and takes around 7-8 hours via Prithvi Highway, depending on the traffic. The picturesque landscapes along the way will surely captivate your heart. Once you reach Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel. The evening in the city is enchanting, providing you with the opportunity to explore vibrant marketplaces and indulge in some last-minute souvenir shopping.

Max. Altitude: 1350m/4429.134ftMeal: BreakfastAccommodation: Hotel

Today marks the end of your journey in Nepal. We hope you are satisfied with our services and expertise. We also appreciate your decision to choose us and provide us with the opportunity to help you plan and implement your dream escapade. Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight, we’ll escort you to the airport. Farewell!!

Max. Altitude: 1350m/4429.134ftMeal: Breakfast
Cost Details
  • Private vehicle transfer from airport to hotel
  • half-day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • 2-night hotel stay with complimentary breakfast
  • Public bus transportation from Kathmandu to Machhekhola (trek starting point)
  • Accommodation in mountain lodges
  • All meals provided during trek (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • Inclusion of TIMS, permits, special permits, and necessary formalities
  • Professional trekking guide and porter service (1 porter for every 2 guests, max weight 18–20 kg)
  • Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara
  • 1 night accommodation in Pokhara
  • Tourist bus transportation from Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Additional nightly accommodation in a luxury hotel in Pokhara
  • Private vehicle transfer from hotel to airport
  • Government taxes and company service fees included
  • Staff salary, food, transport, insurance, and equipment covered
  • Provision of map, trekking poles, and a duffel bag
  • appreciation certificate provided
  • The visa fees for Nepal are USD 30 for 15 days, USD 50 for 30 days, and USD 125 for 90 days per person.
  • International airfare is not included in the travel package and needs to be arranged separately.
  • Visitors are advised to have travel and emergency insurance for their safety.
  • In cases of unexpected bad weather conditions, extra days may be required and should be planned accordingly.
  • Some amenities, such as hot showers, drinking water, WIFI, laundry, and batteries, may come at an additional cost.
  • Personal expenses, extra drinks, and lost items are not included in the travel package.
  • It is customary to give tips to your driver, porter, and guide.
  • All kinds of trekking gear
Additional Info


The Annapurna Circuit and Manaslu Circuit Treks are renowned for their breathtaking landscapes and extensive routes. Due to their high altitudes, long distances, and rugged paths, they are considered challenging treks. In the Manaslu Circuit Trek, trekkers must overnight above 4460m and ascend to 5106m, covering 25 km in a single day before reaching Bhimthang. Similarly, in the Annapurna Circuit Trek, travelers will spend a night at 4600m and traverse the world's highest pass at 5416m before arriving at Jomsom.

Airport pick-up and drop-off service:

The Manaslu and Annapurna Circuit Trek is a combination of two of the best and most popular treks. The Himalayan Trekking Path provides comprehensive services for your comfort and convenience, including a complimentary airport pick-up on the day of your arrival. Our airport representative will be waiting at the arrival gate with a laminated company board bearing your name. Upon arrival, you will be welcomed in Nepali culture with a marigold flower garland as a gesture of hospitality. Similarly, upon departure, we will drop you off at the airport and offer you a Khada for a safe journey. All transportation will be private. Thank you for choosing the Himalayan Trekking Path.


As per the itinerary, accommodations for the Manaslu and Annapurna Circuit Treks are arranged for you. While in the city, you will have the privilege of private and comfortable accommodation. However, during the trek in the mountains, the rooms may be shared with fellow travelers due to limited availability. We kindly request that you review the accommodation options provided in the package and feel free to contact us if you have any queries.

  • Accommodations in Kathmandu and Pokhara: Prior to embarking on the Manaslu and Annapurna Circuit Treks, you will be accommodated at a comfortable hotel in Kathmandu for two nights. Following the completion of the trek, you will have the chance to unwind for one night at the same hotel. Furthermore, you will enjoy one night of accommodation at a deluxe hotel in Pokhara. It is worth mentioning that all the mentioned accommodations offer a complimentary breakfast, ensuring a delightful start to your day.
  • Accommodations in Mountain: Mountain accommodations provide essential amenities and limited facilities in contrast to the bustling city accommodations. For an authentic experience of Nepali culture and warm hospitality, you can choose to stay at a tea house or homestay. Most mountain accommodations offer rooms with more than two beds, which may require sharing with fellow trekkers. At the tea house or homestay, you will be served delicious meals for dinner and breakfast, while lunch will be enjoyed during designated breaks along the trail. Additionally, the tea house provides cozy blankets and comfortable mattresses, and depending on availability, you may have access to either a private or shared bathroom.

Necessary Permits and Costs:

In order to undertake the awe-inspiring Manasalu and Annapurna Circuit trek, it is imperative to acquire four distinct permits. These permits are obligatory and must be obtained prior to commencing this remarkable adventure. Detailed information regarding the permits, necessary documents, and associated costs can be found below.

  • TIMS Card: To ensure the safety and well-being of trekkers on the Manaslu Annapurna Circuits trek, it is compulsory to have the trekkers' information management system (TIMS) card. This card is of utmost importance during emergency situations and aids in rescue operations. To obtain the TIMS card, you must provide your passport and passport-size photos. The cost of the TIMS card is Rs. 2000 per trekker, and this fee is already incorporated into the trekking package.
  • Manaslu Conservation Area Permit: To acquire the Manaslu Conservation Area permit, individuals must provide a passport-size photo and a copy of their passport. The permit fee for this area is Rs 3000 per person, which is already covered in the package cost.
  • Restricted Areas Permit: In order to embark on the Manaslu circuit trekking, which is located in restricted areas, it is imperative to obtain a restricted permit. To acquire this permit, it is necessary to be part of a group consisting of at least two trekkers and possess a valid passport and visa. The cost of the permit varies depending on the time of the year. For treks taking place between September and November, the permit fee is USD100 per person, whereas for the other months, it amounts to USD75 per person for a duration of 7 days. Any additional days beyond the initial 7 will incur an additional cost of USD 10 per day. It is worth mentioning that the cost of the permits is already included in the package.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit: Apart from the three permits mentioned earlier, embarking on this trek requires obtaining an Annapurna Conservation Areas permit. This permit is applicable from the Larky La Pass to Pokhara. The fee for the Annapurna Conservation Area permit is Rs. 3000 per person. However, children below the age of 10 are exempt from paying the permit fees. It is worth mentioning that the cost of this permit (ACAP) is already covered in the package.

Transport Detail:

Our Manaslu and Annapurna Circuit trekking packages include transportation as specified below. Please take a look, and don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any more questions.

  • Kathmandu to Machekhola: The Manaslu Annapurna Circuit trekking begins with a 6 to 7-hour drive to Machekhola from the capital city of Kathmandu. As part of our package, we provide local bus transportation for this journey. The local bus departs at approximately 6:30 am in the morning, so it is advisable to be ready early. This mode of transportation allows you to immerse yourself in the local lifestyle and travel alongside the local people. However, it is important to note that the local bus ride may not be very comfortable due to the seating arrangements, frequent stops for pick-ups and drop-offs, and occasional congestion. If you prefer a more comfortable option, private transport is available at an additional cost. A single Jeep can accommodate up to 6 people, and the total cost for this option is USD 200.
  • Jomsom to Pokhara : The conclusion of the Manaslu circuit trek takes place in Dharapani, where the Annapurna Circuit Trek commences. This captivating journey guides you to the summit of Thorong La, reaching an impressive altitude of 5416m, before descending to Muktinath and concluding the trek in Jomsom. As an added bonus, we offer a complimentary aerial flight from Jomsom to Pokhara for your convenience.
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu: The conclusion of our Manaslu and Annapurna Circuit Trek brings us to Pokhara. Nevertheless, we are pleased to provide you with the convenience of tourist bus transportation from Pokhara to Kathmandu, which will take approximately 6 to 7 hours to cover a distance of 200km. Alternatively, if you wish to save time, we can arrange a flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu at an additional cost of USD 100 per person.

Trekking Guide:

For an unforgettable trekking experience in the Manasalu and Annapurna Circuits, our package includes a professional trekking guide. It is mandatory to have a guide in this region to ensure your safety. Our guide is committed to offering exceptional service, taking care of your needs, and boosting your confidence throughout the entire trip. They will also provide valuable insights into Nepali culture, lifestyle, and the diverse flora and fauna you encounter along the way.

Trekking Porter:

As part of our Manasalu and Annapurna Circuit Trek package, we offer the invaluable service of a strong and supportive trekking porter as a complimentary addition. Given the rugged trail in this region, the presence of a trekking porter is highly significant. They provide exceptional service, instilling confidence in you and taking care of your backpack throughout the entire trip, making it lighter and more manageable. Each porter is shared between two visitors, with a maximum weight limit of 15 to 18 km in total. Additionally, our package covers their salary, insurance, meals, transportation, and accommodation, ensuring their well-being.


During the Annapurna and Manaslu circuit treks, we provide a comprehensive meal service. In the city, you will be served breakfast only, but once you reach the mountains, you will enjoy full-board meals consisting of breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Dinner and breakfast will be provided at the tea house or lodge where you spend the night, while lunch will be served along the way. We offer a variety of food options, including vegetarian, vegan, and non-vegetarian dishes. However, we do not recommend purchasing meat items. Our menu includes authentic Nepali, Tibetan, continental, and Indian cuisines, allowing you to choose your preferred meals. If you have any suggestions or special requests, please do not hesitate to contact us. We sincerely hope that you will enjoy our food offerings.

Packing List:

A well-thought-out packing list is essential for trekking in Nepal. Here are some key items that will help you prepare effectively.

  • Essential Gear: Prepare a backpack or daypack (40L) depending on whether you will be using a porter. Remember to bring a 2-3-liter water bottle, trekking poles, a water purification method, and a sleeping bag with a liner (consider a -20-degree capacity for winter treks).
  • Headwear: To protect yourself from the sun, you can choose between a sun hat or a scarf. In colder climates, it is recommended to wear a winter hat or a wind-brimmed hat that is designed to shield you from the winter elements. Additionally, it's always wise to carry a headlight with spare batteries to ensure you have adequate lighting in any situation.
  • Face Protectors: When it comes to safeguarding your skin, don't forget to include sunscreen, sunglasses with UV protection, and face and body wipes in your daily routine. These items play a vital role in shielding your skin from harmful UV rays and keeping it clean and refreshed.
  • Handwear: Lightweight gloves offer comfort and flexibility, whereas heavyweight winter gloves provide superior insulation for extreme cold conditions.
  • Body Requirements: For a successful hiking experience, it is important to have the appropriate clothing. This includes hiking shirts made of synthetic fiber, long-sleeved shirts, a hooded rain jacket, a fleece jacket, lightweight cotton pants, polypropylene underwear, a down jacket for winter treks, and waterproof jackets and pants.
  • Footwear: The footwear options include waterproof hiking boots, thick wool socks, and sports shoes or sandals for relaxation during trek-off time.
  • Toiletries: When going hiking, make sure to pack a fast-drying towel, toothbrush, toothpaste, toilet paper, soap, shower gel, washing powder, nail clippers, and a compact mirror.
  • Rain Protection: When preparing for rain, it is important to remember to bring windproof gear in addition to rain protection. This includes rain jackets or ponchos and bag covers, as well as crampons for the icy and slippery trail.

Travel insurance:

For Nepal trekking, travel insurance is a must-have for unforeseen circumstances. Although staff insurance is included, clients need to have their own travel insurance for medical emergencies and rescue operations. Please ensure you have the necessary travel insurance before starting the trek.

Mountain Amenities:

Detailed information is available regarding the amenities provided during the trekking experience, including the costs associated with each. These amenities may include hot showers, wifi access, electricity, drinking water, and more for the perfect arrangement.

  • Drinking Water: Prioritizing drinking water is of utmost importance when preparing for your trek. While there are various options available, such as finger, treated spring water, or bottled water, it is essential to note that drinking water is not included in this package. Therefore, it is your responsibility to manage your own water supply based on your preferences. We strongly advise consuming 3/4 liters of water daily. Spring water can be used, but it must be treated with medication or filtered, which is the most cost-effective option. If you decide to purchase bottled water, please be aware that it can cost between 100 and 450 rupees per liter due to accessibility.
  • Hot Shower: Indulge in the comfort of a hot shower during your mountain stay, available at an extra cost. The shower facilities are equipped with both gas and solar heating systems, guaranteeing a refreshing and warm bathing experience. The tea house offers this service at a rate of Rs 200 to Rs 400 per person per shower. Kindly ensure you have some Nepali currency to avail of this convenient service.
  • Wifi Service: Presently, many tea houses provide WIFI service for an extra fee ranging between Rs. 200 and Rs. 300 per device per night. The service's reliability may be affected by weather conditions, making it unreliable at times. As an alternative, you can use mobile data, which offers coverage along most of the trail, with some exceptions.
  • Laundry Service: For those embarking on a long journey, the laundry service is a great solution to minimize the number of belongings you need to pack. In mountainous regions, there are laundry services available for a reasonable fee, but you also have the option to wash your clothes on your own. To do so, bring along washing powder or soap and clean your day-use items. You can then hang them near a wood fire or on the tea house balcony, taking advantage of the wind to ensure quick drying throughout the night.
  • Charging Facility:  Along the trail, there are charging options available for batteries or devices, but in high elevations, only a solar facility is accessible, making it challenging to charge your devices. However, most teahouses offer charging services at a minimal cost, and in some places, it may even be free of charge.

Best Season for Manasalu and Annapurna Circuit Trekking:

Nepal's main trekking seasons, fall and spring, offer stable weather conditions and excellent visibility. Nevertheless, the winter and rainy seasons can also offer a wonderful experience if the weather cooperates. Take into account the detailed weather information to select the perfect season for your dream journey to the Manaslu Annapurna Circuit Trek.

  • Autumn Season: The autumn season (September to November) offers the ideal conditions for traveling to the Himalayas in Nepal. The weather is mild and consistent, making it a great time to explore the region. This period follows the monsoon season, resulting in less dust on the trails, stunning waterfalls, lush greenery, and clear skies showcasing breathtaking mountain views. Additionally, you can observe the rice harvesting season and partake in local festivals while enjoying your trekking adventure.
  • Spring Season: The spring season, which spans from March to May, is the second most favored time for adventure in Nepal. During this period, the weather is typically clear, allowing for a delightful experience of blooming flowers along the trail. While temperatures are high in lower elevations, they remain pleasantly cool in higher elevations. With minimal precipitation and longer daylight hours, travelers can fully appreciate the stunning scenery and blossoms during their trek. However, it is important to note that the trail can be quite dusty, so it is advisable to bring along some protective gear like a mask.
  • Winter season: During the winter season in Nepal (December to February), it is considered the off-season due to the cold weather on the high pass trek. There is a possibility of trail blockages caused by heavy snowfalls and storms. We do not recommend traveling during this season due to poor visibility conditions and low temperatures. However, if you still wish to explore during this time, please feel free to contact us for assistance. If you are planning your journey during this period, it is important to prepare suitable gear according to the weather conditions.
  • Rainy Season: The monsoon season (June to August) is considered the low season in Nepal due to heavy rainfall, which can lead to trail blockages from flooding. It is not advisable to visit during this time due to poor visibility and unpredictable weather conditions. However, if you still wish to explore Nepal during the rainy season, feel free to reach out to us for assistance. Make sure to pack appropriate gear for the weather if you decide to travel during this period.

Flora and Fauna: 

During the trekking routes of Manalsu and Annapurna Circuit, you will have the opportunity to encounter diverse climates, flora, and fauna within these two conservation areas. This remarkable journey unveils the presence of rare wildlife, avian species, and unique plant life. The Manaslu conservation area serves as a sanctuary for the elusive Snow Leopard, Musk Deer, and Red Panda. Additionally, it boasts an impressive array of 110 bird species and 3 snake species. Enveloped by over 200 species of flora, this region safeguards the Impeyan Pheasant and Crimson Horned Pheasant, both exclusive to Nepal. Notably, 55 plant species are endemic solely to this area. On the other hand, the Annapurna Conservation Area provides a habitat for approximately 101 mammal species, including endangered creatures such as the snow leopard, musk deer, Tibetan argali, and Tibetan wolf. Moreover, it proudly hosts all 6 Himalayan pheasants found in Nepal.

Request for the Trekkers:

Throughout your journey, it is important to ask for permission before taking photos of the locals. It is crucial to respect the local culture and lifestyle, and remember that harming animals and birds is strictly forbidden. When walking, be attentive for local porters and mules passing by, allowing them to go ahead and waiting on the safe side. Listen to your guide's suggestions and follow them accordingly. Take pleasure in nature, ensure you eat and drink sufficiently, and in case of any trouble, do not hesitate to share with your guide. Properly manage your garbage and maintain a suitable pace.

Farewell Dinner:

On behalf of the  Himalayan Trekking Path Company, we are delighted to invite you to a farewell dinner in honor of your upcoming departure. This special occasion will also serve as an opportunity for us to present you with an appreciation certificate and engage in a conversation about your trip, allowing us to gather your valuable suggestions and reviews. Your kind feedback holds great significance for our company.