Manaslu Trekking now usually starts in Arughat Bazaar and ends two to three weeks later in Beshisahar, the starting point of the Annapurna Circuit Trek. Around Manaslu Trekking used requires camping, but building of tea-houses means the trek can be completed using local accommodation. The trek requires a Restricted Area and that trekker's travel in a group of two with a registered guide. The trek lies on the newly developed Great Himalaya Trail.
Manaslu Circuit Trekking follows an ancient salt–trading route along the steep sided Budhi Gandaki River. From Deng, the slopes of ravines ease and views of snow peaks start appearing from Ligaon.
The route follows the pine-forested Syala village, which has the backdrop of many horseshoe-shaped peaks, and reaches the village of Samagaon (Sama) at the foot of Manaslu. There is a Buddhist monastery at Samagaon, where monks and nuns reside.
Samdo is the highest village in the Budhi Gandaki valley and is inhabited by Bhotias. This village commands a view of the valley and Pang Phuchi village with a backdrop of the Tibetan border. Further trekking leads along a major secondary valley to the Larkha La. Along this route, Cheo Himal, Himlung Himal and Kang Guru are seen, along with occasional views of the Annapurna massif. From here, the meadowland of Bimtang from where Manaslu is clearly visible. From Manaslu, the circuit passes through Dudh Khola.
Manaslu Treks offer you ten peaks of over 6,500 meters (21,300 ft) in height are visible, including peaks of over 7, 000 meters (23,000 ft) elevation and Manaslu (8153m).