Manaslu Circuit Trek

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Duration

14 Days

DIFFICULTY

Moderate

GROUP SIZE

2 to max 10

MAX. ALTUITUDE

5160 M

Overview


Manaslu Circuit Trek, opened in 1992, is one of the adventuring treks in Nepal. It is getting popular these days as a new destination for trekking. The trek provides the overall experience of the tribal community, alpine forest, streams, hills, and snow-capped mountains. Besides that, hiking around Manaslu offers the experience of the unexplored region of Nepal. It is filled with a remarkable scenic view of Mt. Manaslu (8,163m), Mt. Himalchuli, Mt. Ganesh Himal, and other low mountains.

This trek provides an opportunity to interact with the different ethnic groups, try local foods, and explore villages. Many tea houses and lodges are open for trekkers. Manaslu Trekking covers most of the conservation area, so it requires permission. Therefore, it offers the opportunity to see some endangered animals and vegetation species. For the most part, it includes walking in snow trails at an altitude above 3000m (10,000 ft.). It is within the ability of people with a good healthy condition.

Manaslu Circuit Trek starts from Soti Khola and ends in Chyamje. The highest point of this trekking is Larkya La Pass (5,190m), one of Nepal’s thrilling mountain trails. Many Buddhist monuments, monasteries, colorful religious flags make the trip more relaxing. While staying in local villages, you can try organic vegetables, fruits, local wine, ethnic Nepalese foods. Besides that, know about their culture and tradition.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Itinerary is listed below with a detailed path description. It takes 14 – 15 Days to complete depending on the requirement. The total cost for a complete package depends on accommodation, transportation, and agency. Along with it, you can add Tsum Valley Trek, which is the world’s remotest valley, situated in between Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal, and Boudha Himal ranges. You can find ancient monuments, temples, structures and learn about their ancient culture, religion, traditions, and rituals.

PRICE INCLUDE


  • Airport pickup and drop services on a private vehicle including before and after the trek
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu valley for 3 nights with complimentary breakfast
  • Kathmandu – Soti Khola – Chamje – Kathmandu transportation on a public vehicle (private transport available with additional costs)
  • Meals on full board [Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner] during the trek
  • Accommodation on beautiful cozy tea houses as per the itinerary
  • Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP) and Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) entry permits
  • Nepal Immigration restricted area entry permit
  • Experienced English speaking, government licensed and ministry of tourism trained trekking guide with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance
  • Strong experienced Sherpa helpers [porters] with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance
  • Assistant trekking guide for groups over 6 people with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • Comprehensive first aid medical kit carried by the guide / American medical association approved Oximeter
  • Necessary paper works, all government and local taxes, company service charges
  • Complimentary welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu at a cultural restaurant [optional]

PRICE EXCLUDE


  • Airport pickup and drop services on a private vehicle including before and after the trek
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu valley for 3 nights with complimentary breakfast
  • Kathmandu – Soti Khola – Chamje – Kathmandu transportation on a public vehicle (private transport available with additional costs)
  • Meals on full board [Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner] during the trek
  • Accommodation on beautiful cozy tea houses as per the itinerary
  • Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP) and Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) entry permits
  • Nepal Immigration restricted area entry permit
  • Experienced English speaking, government licensed and ministry of tourism trained trekking guide with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance
  • Strong experienced Sherpa helpers [porters] with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance
  • Assistant trekking guide for groups over 6 people with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • Comprehensive first aid medical kit carried by the guide / American medical association approved Oximeter
  • Necessary paper works, all government and local taxes, company service charges
  • Complimentary welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu at a cultural restaurant [optional]

WHAT TO EXPECT


Manaslu Circuit Trek is getting popularity only in recent times. Although the trail was opened sometime back, the facilities in the trail remain in basic standard although it is improving. This is a complete tea house trek however the standard / quality of the lodges remains low especially in places in Samdo and Dharmashala. We recommend you not to expect high-quality services.

The total duration of the program is 16 days, 2 days for international arrival and departures, 2 days for Kathmandu to the trek starting point and trek ending point to Kathmandu drive, and 11 night 12 days trekking in the mountains. The trek is a quiet route and is not overcrowded at any time of the year. Expect peaceful walking and expect to walk about 6 – 7 hours on average with a long day while crossing the pass.

ITINERARY


  • Seti Khola is the gateway to the Manaslu region in Nepal. The road passes Prithivi Highway where you can enjoy scenes of cultivated land, snowy peaks of the Manaslu region and Langtang region. 

    Altitude

    700 M/2296 ftM

    Accommodation

    Not Included

    Meals

    B, L

    Duration

    6-7hrs Hours

  • You follow the Budhi Gandaki River with some serene villages situated at the top of hills and villages at elevations above 880m before reaching Machha Khola.

    Altitude

    930 M/3051 ftM

    Accommodation

    Not Included

    Meals

    L

    Duration

    6hrs Hours

  • On the way from Maccha Khola to Jagat, you see beautiful Gurung villages, dense forests and travel through the natural hot water spring Tatopani. You may also see a unique monkey species called Langur and reach Jagat.

     

    Altitude

    1340 MM

    Accommodation

    Tea Houses

    Meals

    B, L

    Duration

    6hr Hours

  • On the journey from Jagat to Pewa, you encounter traditional local alcohol, Phillim which has unique sculptures over the boulders on the river bank formed due to river water. Before reaching Pewa, you also encounter beautiful Rhododendron forest, Himalayan pine and more.

    Altitude

    1840 MM

    Accommodation

    Not Included

    Meals

    N

    Duration

    6hrs Hours

  • On the trek to Pewa you see white-faced monkeys, bamboo forests and beautiful mountains. There is also a suspension bridge. In the route, you travel through many landslide zones. Please carefully listen to the instructions of the guides.

    Altitude

    2630 MM

    Accommodation

    Not Included

    Meals

    N

    Duration

    6hrs Hours

  • Enjoy the unique culture of Nubri people along with a stunning view of Mt Manaslu. Along the trip you encounter a high altitude. Please pay attention to your health.

    Altitude

    2957 MM

    Accommodation

    Not Included

    Meals

    N

    Duration

    4hrs Hours

  • Passing from Lho to Sama Gaun in a short trek you encounter the yak pastures and typical settlements of the Nubri People.

    Altitude

    3530 MM

    Accommodation

    Not Included

    Meals

    N

    Duration

    4hrs Hours

  • This day you acclimatize due to altitude sickness.You can hike to Manaslu Base Camp which is on the north of Sama Gong or visit Birendra Tal.

    Altitude

    4400MM

    Accommodation

    Not Included

    Meals

    L

    Duration

    7hrs Hours

  • On this journey, you encounter beautiful Yak pastures and different species of birds. You also encounter white Kani, a village next to Samdo with the specialization of Yak herding.

    The Larkya La trail is on the left above the valley. You can also see the main track for Tibet over the Larjyang La forming slopes on  Lthe Larkyaa trail

    Altitude

    3865 MM

    Accommodation

    Not Included

    Meals

    N

    Duration

    3hrs Hours

  • This day you will rest and also have a day trip to the Tibet Border.You can also witness the Yak caravan passing the border, frame Blue Sheep, Pica’s, and Marmots in season.

    Altitude

    5000 MM

    Accommodation

    Tea Houses

    Meals

    L

    Duration

    8hrs Hours

  • Enjoy the scenic view of Himalayas, trekking through rugged paths to Dharamsala. There may be a chance of altitude sickness. So, please take care of your health.

    Altitude

    4460 MM

    Accommodation

    Tea Houses

    Meals

    L, D

    Duration

    4hrs Hours

  • Today you will trek the highest path of the trail. Enjoy  the beautiful; mountains like Himlung (7126m) near Tibet and Kang Guru (6981m) and Annapurna II (7937m) in the Annapurna Range.

    Altitude

    3590 MM

    Accommodation

    Tea Houses

    Meals

    B, L

    Duration

    10 hrs Hours

  • This is your final day in Manaslu region. Encounter the lush forests full of flora and fauna including rhododendron bushes, many signs of a glacial flood, with tree trunks smashed and banks undermined.

    Altitude

    1970 MM

    Accommodation

    Not Included

    Meals

    L

    Duration

    7 hrs Hours

  • From Dharapani, we will take a private vehicle to Kathmandu.

    Altitude

    1300 M M

    Accommodation

    Not Included

    Meals

    L

    Duration

    10hrs Hours

FAQ


This is a moderately difficult trek. The trekker’s physical condition has a lot to do with the difficulty of the Manaslu Circuit Trek. Manaslu Trek is one of Nepal’s tough treks, taking you through remote Himalayan villages. It is one of Nepal’s off-the-beaten-path treks.

The entire journey is a walk, though some of the hills can be steep and never-ending! The Manaslu Circuit trek is 180 kilometers (110 miles) long. Along the way, you’ll meet people and yaks.

According to the Nepali Government, a minimum of two trekkers and a guide are needed for any trek in the Manaslu a

You will need a special restricted area permit for Manaslu and a Conservation Area Permit for Manaslu and for the Annapurna (As the trail passes through the Annapurna Region too).

In this trek, you can expect the temperature 10 to 25 Celsius throughout the year. However, in the upper parts of the trek, the temperature will fall to -20 or below in the winter. 

 

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Meals

Our meals are healthy and hygienic. The meal providers are screened through our years of trek career. The meals of trek come from local sources while Kathmandu has different cuisines from around the world.

 

Best Season

The best season for Manaslu Circuit Trek is late September to mid-December. In this season the weather is neither too hot nor too cold and gives the most beautiful views of the mountains.

 

Gear List


Gear List

Clothes.

  • Insulated Jacket
  • Waterproof and windproof Jacket (breathable)
  • Down Jacket
  • Thermal tops
  • Trekking shirts
  • Trekking trousers or pants
  • Hiking shorts
  • Lightweight thermal trousers
  • Breathable underwears
  • Rain gears

 

Head and Hand

  • Lightweight gloves (inner thermal gloves and outer windproof and waterproof gloves)
  • Bandana or head scarf
  • Warm woolen hat
  • Sun Hat
  • Buff, Balaclava or Neck band
  • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Prescription sunglasses (if required)

 

Foot

  • Hiking socks
  • Woolen socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Hiking sandals
  • Cotton socks (optional)
  • Gaiters

Personal

  • Quick-drying towel
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Soap
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Sunscreen cream
  • Lip balm
  • Foot powder
  • Female hygiene products
  • Anti-bacterial handwash
  • Small mirror
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll

Important Accessories:

  • Trekking poles
  • Sleeping bag
  • Backpack
  • Small daypack for carrying your valuables.
  • Personal first-aid kit. (simple and light)
  • Important medicines such as aspirin, anti-diarrhoea pills, Anti-headache pills, cough and cold medicine, anti-altitude sickness pills, and Stomach antibiotics.
  • Water purification liquid or tablet
  • Earplugs
  • Extra pair of prescription glasses or contact lens
  • Repair tape, Sewing-repair kit
  • Lighter or matchbox
  • Digital camera with extra batteries and memory cards
  • Water bottles (2 liters)
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Plastic bags

 

Other Extra Equipment:

  • Book for reading
  • Trekking trail map
  • Pod
  • Travel game for leisure activities (chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards)
  • Binoculars
  • Plug adapter
  • Lightweight pillowcase

 

Personal Documents and Items :

  • Valid passport
  • Photocopies of passport
  • 2 extra passport size photos
  • Airline tickets
  • Visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport),
  • Proof of insurance
  • Some cash

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