How Group Departures Work
Group departures are based on 'fixed dates' which are guaranteed to depart with a minimum of two-to-three travelers. Other travelers can then join these dates leading up to the departure, often capped at a maximum of 8-12 travelers in order to keep the group sizes small and intimate. By joining a group departure, you'll share costs with the rest of the group (leading to a lower trip price) as well as share the experience with other travelers.
What the Price Includes
The group departure prices for the Manaslu Circuit trek include your guide(s), porters, lodging, transport, permit costs, and all meals. You can read more about teahouse meals in this article.
Planning Your Trip
When joining one of our fixed departures, please ensure you arrive in Kathmandu at least two days prior to the departure date. This will give you time to settle in, gather last minute supplies, and join the team for the trip briefing prior to the trek. It also gives your local specialist time to apply and receive the necessary permits for the trek.
For the full, detailed itinerary for the 14-day Manaslu Circuit trek, check out our article, Manaslu Circuit Trek: The Ultimate Off-The-Beaten-Path Trek in Nepal.
|Day 1||Drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola via Arughat||Sotikhola||815m|
|Day 2||Drive to Machha Khola and Trek to Dobhan||Dobhan||1070m|
|Day 3||Trek from Dobhan to Phillim||Phillim||1570m|
|Day 4||Trek from Philim to Deng||Deng||1865m|
|Day 5||Trek from Deng to Namrung||Namrung||2630m|
|Day 6||Trek from Namrung to Shyala||Shyala||3500m|
|Day 7||Rest in Shyala or Trek to Sama Gaon||Sama Gaon||3525m|
|Day 8||Trek from Sama Gaon to Samdo||Samdo||3850m|
|Day 9||Rest day in Samdo||Samdo||3850m|
|Day 10||Trek from Samdo to Dharamsala||Dharamsala||4460m|
|Day 11||Trek from Dharamsala to Bimtang via Larkya La (5135m)||Bimtang||3590m|
|Day 12||Trek from Bimtang to Goa (Gho)||Goa||2512m|
|Day 13||Trek from Goa to Dharapani (1860m) and drive to Besisahar||Besisahar||760m|
|Day 14||Drive from Besisahar to Kathmandu||Kathmandu||1400m|