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durationTrip Duration 14 Days
regionRegion Manaslu Treks
countryCountry Nepal
groupsizeGroup Size 2 To 15 Person
seasonBest Season Pre & Post Monsoon
altitudeMax Altitude 5125 M
moderate-icon Moderate level treks usually above 7 days. Altitude can reach 5000 meters with 5-6 hrs of hike per day. Moderate refers to neither easy walk nor tough. High altitude may matter on walking speed and distance. Acclimatization may be required. Trip Grade Moderate
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Manaslu Circuit Trek Overview

People are mostly busy with their work nowadays. To forget those busy moments, the best thing to freshen up is by traveling. But, to go on travelling the first thing that pops into the people’s mind is, where to travel? Not only busy people but also people who are in their free time or in the holidays have this question rising in their heads. But hey, don’t worry, for this specific question, we have the answer.

Traveling can be done in different ways, but to be particular, one of the most engaging and refreshing ways to do it is Trekking. Arguably, it is the best way to be away from the hustle and bustle environment and connect with nature in the most profound way. So, as we have mentioned about trekking and getting out of the hustle and bustle environment, we wanna mention the Himalayas and Manaslu Region of Nepal for it.

Meanwhile, this region is not talked about as much as the Annapurna region and the Everest region of the Himalayas, and many people haven’t heard about it. But don’t worry, you have come to the right place as we assure you that you will hear much of things about this region here. So let’s get started.

Introduction

Basically, we have labeled the Manaslu region as the destination where an adventurer will find true peace and a true wild trekking experience. Only those who have been on this adventure know the true essence and the unique experience of the wilderness.

Since the wilderness is present in the region, we are also going to mention to you that, to uncover the true picture of the nature of this region, you will require a bit of effort into it.

Larkya la Pass View

As we have experienced with trekkers, many of them who come on these adventures are typically excited and prepared. But as they go on through the routes, different kinds of issues arise during the trek. To prevent those issues, trekkers will need proper guidance and direction which will ultimately lead to a successful trek.

Henceforth, with professional and high-quality service, Mission Himalaya has been able to impress trekkers of every skill level and help them to have a successful trek with ease. Specifically, we get along with everyone, help them in every manner, and bring out their best. Our primary focus in whatever we do is to help the trekkers. So as usual, we are now introducing the fully organized 14-day trek package to the Manaslu Circuit that is exclusively for you. As we respect our trekkers, we will explain everything on this package as they deserve every piece of information. So without wasting any time, let’s start with the introduction and go deep down into the other aspects of this special journey.

What makes the Manaslu Circuit Trek a special trek?

Basically, trekkers will be completing the round trip of the Manaslu region. So the trip has ultimately been named as Manaslu Circuit trek.

Manaslu region, one of the most profound regions of Nepal has everything a trekker wants to experience in a trekking adventure. From Isolated trails and gigantic mountains to rich culture with an authentic village lifestyle, this journey will get you covered with every natural and cultural aspect.

To be more specific, this adventure is more special as you will pass through the stunning Larkya La pass(5106m) enjoying the magical views of the World’s eighth-highest mountain, Mount Manaslu which is situated at a sky-kissing elevation of 8163 meters. While pursuing Mount Manaslu, you will pass through the off-the-beaten-path that undeniably provides you with a true feeling of discovery. Meanwhile, going along with the off-the-beaten-path, you will be accompanied by beautiful woods, gushing waterfalls, and terraced farms that haven’t altered much over the years.

As it is still mostly unaffected by tourist crowds, the Manaslu Circuit has a reputation for its originality and peacefulness. Also, walking through the routes, you’ll be greeted with warm smiles and hospitality from the indigenous communities of the region, providing a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the culture and traditions of the Nepali people. So eventually, we want to say that these are the things that make the Manaslu circuit trek more wonderful and special.

Whether you’re an experienced trekker looking for a new challenge or a nature lover looking for stunning views, you can be sure that the Manaslu Circuit guarantees an amazing trip that presents the hidden gems of Nepal’s Himalayan terrain.

Trip Highlights:

  • Enjoy the mesmerizing view of Mount Manaslu, the eighth-highest mountain in the world along with Ganesh Himal, Shringi Himal, and Himlung Himal.
  • Immerse yourself in the local culture as you visit charming Hindu and Tibetan villages along the way.
  • Conquer the challenging high mountain Larkya La Pass (5106m).
  • Spot diverse wildlife in the rugged Manaslu Conservation Area.
  • Enjoy the flavors of traditional Nepalese cuisine and warm up with hot tea in cozy tea houses along the trail.
  • Visit historic Buddhist monasteries to seek peace and learn about Tibetan Buddhism.
  • Feel the adventure by Crossing suspension bridges swaying over rushing rivers and waterfalls.
  • Capture stunning photographs of the snow-capped peaks, colorful prayer flags, and traditional architecture that decorate the route.
  • Enjoy the crystal-clear night skies at higher altitudes, perfect for stargazing and astrophotography.
  • Challenge yourself with varying terrains, from gentle trails through terraced fields to steep ascents and descents, providing a well-rounded trekking experience.

So, where does the Manaslu Circuit trek actually begin?

Well, Previously the Manaslu trek used to start from Soti Khola, but now the trek can be started from Maccha Khola.

As trekkers feel more convenient to start the trek from Machha Khola, it is now designated as the starting point of the trek. Particularly, Maccha Khola is situated a bit further along the trail compared to Soti Khola and provides trekkers with an option to shorten the initial days of the trek.

From Maccha Khola, trekkers follow the Budhi Gandaki River, gradually ascending through scenic landscapes, including terraced fields and picturesque villages like Jagat, Deng, Namrung, and Samagaon.

Basically, this route connects with the main Manaslu Circuit trail, allowing trekkers to join the traditional circuit and explore the entire region. So eventually, starting from Maccha Khola will be a great choice for those who are looking to save a few days of trekking and experience the beauty of the Manaslu region.

When should you do the Manaslu Circuit trek for the best experience?

As we know, many people have different perceptions regarding the best time to do this trek. As this trek is done in the Himalayan region, many people think that the summer season would be best to do this trek. But that isn’t true, as the trail also consists of a hilly region, and the trekkers may have to go through the scorching heat. So eventually, we want to inform you of the best time to do it as this decision can greatly impact the quality of your trekking adventure.

Coming to the point, the Manaslu Circuit trek is a high-altitude journey that covers a range of environments, from lush forests to harsh alpine terrain. Considering this, the time of your journey will definitely affect the environment, visibility of mountain vistas, and overall enjoyment.

So, Considering all the things, we’ll want to tell you about two main trekking seasons, that is autumn and spring. If you are thinking of safe trekking, then any one of these two will be perfect.

Furthermore, to make sure you have all the information necessary to plan a secure and fruitful trip in the stunning Manaslu region, we’ll also discuss the challenges and limits of trekking during the monsoon and winter seasons. So, here we go –

Autumn (September to November)

In the Manaslu area, this time of year is regarded as the best for trekking. Autumn is the best time to take in the jaw-dropping mountain views as the weather remains consistent and clear most of the time. The paths are driest during this time of year, while the temperatures remain mild. Also, the rich vegetation, vibrant flora, and comfortable daytime temperatures make it perfect for trekking. For these reasons, this season has been able to take place as the favorite time to trek for trekkers.

Spring (March to May)

Another great time to trek the Manaslu Circuit is in the spring. The weather is especially pleasant during this time of year with gentler temperatures, blossoming rhododendron woods, clear and charming scenery, and a colorful display of wildflowers. So for these reasons, we can say that spring is the second most popular trekking season for this region.

Although these are the main trekking seasons, there are additional months when the Manaslu Circuit may be trekked. However, you must be mindful of the following factors if you want to trek during those months:

Winter (December to February)

Higher levels experience snowfall and lower temperatures throughout the winter. So as a result of the cold and snow-covered pathways, trekking might be difficult during this time of year. Obviously, with the increase in difficulty, certain teahouses in higher altitudes will also be closed. Even with the presence of these difficulties, if one sets out to accomplish the journey then the right gears and hard preparation will be required.

Manaslu Circuit in Winter
Manaslu Circuit in Winter

Monsoon (June to August)

The region has leeches, landslides, and severe rains during the monsoon season. Due to the rainy weather, poor visibility, and increased risks, trekking during this season can be difficult and less enjoyable. Therefore, we especially do not advise trekking during this season.

The ideal time to do the Manaslu Circuit trip ultimately relies on your preferences and level of weather tolerance. Therefore, we want to tell you that, most trekkers choose autumn or spring to reduce risks and increase enjoyment.

Preparation for Manaslu Circuit Trek

Without preparation, nothing can be achieved in our lives. Whether it be a big thing or a small thing in our life, you have to be prepared for it from the start and plan all the way to the end. So talking about it, Adventure, and traveling also need preparation. Especially, trekking far away from the city in the wilderness like the Manaslu circuit trek requires lots of preparation. You get only limited facilities and resources in those kinds of places, you have to take care of small things and make use of the things at the right time.

Alright, as we now know the importance of preparation we will now present you the areas in which you need to prepare. Here we have compiled the important things to prepare for your happy and successful Manaslu circuit trek-

Physical Fitness

As we have mentioned many times, the Manaslu Circuit Trek goes through varying terrains, from lush forests to high mountain passes. So to fully embrace this adventure, you will have to start a fitness routine months in advance. Prepare yourself to engage in aerobic routines, trekking, and weight training to progressively increase your strength and endurance. To build your strength, you can do Squats, jumping squats, lunges, side lunges, shoulder presses, pull-ups, push-ups, and step-ups. And to strengthen your cardio, you can do running, walking, step walking, and aerobic exercises. Therefore, this preparation will be invaluable as you ascend steep trails and endure long hiking days.

In addition to this, you can also go hiking near your city or town. Engaging and experiencing hiking will be very beneficial for you as you will be having a similar kind of experience while doing the Manaslu circuit trek. After completing a couple of hikes, you will be confident in your body and you will know whether your body is capable of completing this 14-day trek with ease or not. And after finally being ready for the trip you can head out on this mesmerizing journey.

Packing List

Think about how carefully you would pack your trekking necessities. Imagine yourself dressed in layers to stay warm on cold alpine evenings. Imagine having your reliable rain gear to defend you from unexpected downpours. Additionally, on rough paths, you will need your trusty trekking shoes that are well-fitting and worked in before.

Lastly, don’t forget your well-loved sleeping bag, chosen for comfort and warmth which will be your most essential trekking gear. So, therefore, the satisfaction of having a well-packed bag will be a very essential part of your preparation.

Acclimatization

Visualize your time spent acclimatizing in a charming village Samagaon in the middle of the trek. These days will prepare your body for the altitude challenges ahead.

Imagine yourself slowly climbing, stopping to take in the amazing views, and paying attention to how your body is adjusting to the greater height. Throughout the acclimation process, our advisors will provide expert guidance to you.

Trekking Itinerary

Decide yourself for the trekking itinerary that will suit your fitness level and preferences. Feel a sense of accomplishment as you complete each day’s trekking, knowing that you have ample time to acclimatize and fully savor the beauty of the Manaslu region. Our team will work closely with you to customize the itinerary to your needs, ensuring you have the best possible experience. So, please inform us about your planned itinerary.

Travel Insurance

To do high-altitude trekking you must have insurance. By doing it, you will cover any kind of mishaps that occur at high-altitude trekking along with the emergency evacuation. Safety is paramount, and our recommendation of suitable insurance ensures that you’re financially protected in case of unforeseen circumstances.

Respect Local Culture

While trekking, you should plan on having meaningful encounters with local people and learning about their traditions and customs. Our tour guides will do this by bridging barriers to communication, promoting cross-cultural dialogue, and guaranteeing courteous interactions. As a result, you’ll get a chance to take part in customs unique to the area and learn more about its rich history.

Environmental Responsibility

Consider your contribution to maintaining the natural beauty of the Manaslu region while you trek. Imagine yourself disposing of all non-biodegradable garbage in a manner that respects and preserves the environment. Your ethical adventure habits will help to protect this special habitat for the coming generations.

This comprehensive information provides an overview of the amazing adventure you can expect as you get ready for the Manaslu Circuit Trek. To guarantee a secure, engaging, and amazing trip on this lovely excursion, every detail of your preparation will be carefully taken into concern.

Mental Preparation

A resilient mentality must be developed by accepting the physical and mental obstacles that lie ahead as part of the mental preparation process for the Manaslu Circuit Trek. Know that, with hard work and determination the result will obviously be worth it. Imagine you are standing at the base of the world’s one of the highest mountains. Isn’t it so cool? Therefore, always keep a cheerful outlook and be willing to adapt to unexpected scenarios.

Along with the hard effort, you should also have achievable expectations. Put yourself first, cultivate attention, and strengthen your mind by having a winning mentality. Remind yourself that this experience is a one-of-a-kind chance for personal growth and discovery. Therefore, always keep yourself motivated and never forget to picture the amazing sense of fulfillment that will be waiting for you at the conclusion of this amazing journey.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Itinerary

Walking Hours: 30 Minutes Driving

Meals Included: Welcome Dinner

Accommodation: 3 Star Standard Hotel

Max. Altitude: 1345M

Distance: 5.1 kilometer

With the amazing view of the mountains and Kathmandu Valley’s aerial views from the plane, you will land at the TIA Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal. In case you don’t know, Kathmandu is situated at the elevation of 1350 meters inside a cavernous hollow covered by circular greenish hills.

Once you arrive at the airport you just complete the formalities and head towards the terminal gate after claiming your luggage. At the terminal point, a representative member from Mission Himalaya will be there with your name card banner to welcome you and transfer you to the hotel. With the help of his guidance, you just check in to the hotel and rest for a while.

Afterward in the evening, we will organize tour information and guidelines programs with your trek leader. He will explain the Manaslu Circuit Trekking route and itinerary, and every single piece of information required for the trek. After listening to his point, you can question him if you have any doubts.

After completing the meeting you will check your equipment for this trip. If you don’t have all the required gear, depending on your needs, we will take you to either buy or rent those gear. For your information, trekkers can rent or buy new gear straight away from the local shops in Thamel. Besides that, numerous shops here provide the facilities to rent or buy trekking gear near your hotels.

Walking Hours: 6 Hours Day Tour

Meals Included: Breakfast

Accommodation: 3 Star Standard Hotel

Max. Altitude: 1345M

On this day you will explore a few UNESCO heritages inside Kathmandu Valley.

Boudhanath stupa and Pashupatinath

The exploration starts from the world’s biggest Boudhnath Stupa. It is primarily a Tibetan Buddhist holy site and the heart of Tibetan refugees. According to legends and evidence, this stupa dates to the 4th century AD.

The peaceful setting of this Stupa is way more attractive. Further, each part of this Buddhist Structure showcases some meaningful information.

After spending some meaningful time at the Boudhanath Stupa location we will take you to the Pashupatinath Temple. Chiefly, Pashupatinath is a supreme god named Mahadeva and the temple of Pashupatinath is a remarkable holy spot for Hindu devotees around the world. This Nepali pagoda-style temple was constructed in the 5th to 6th century AD. Particularly, this Shiva Temple is located alongside the Bagmati holy river.

It is also the spot where you can see the Hindu Cremation ceremony. Many Hindus carry their dead body to the aryaghat just behind this Pashupati temple. Only Hindus are permitted to pray and enter the main temple. However, people of other religions can also observe this temple from behind the temple and the opposite of Aryaghat in the east.

Hanumandhoka Durbar Square

The third monument you will visit on this day tour is Hanumandhoka Durbar Square. Meanwhile, it is a 5km driving distance away from Pashupatinath Temple. This medieval castle is one of the three major royal palaces inside the heart of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Lalitpur.

Numerous Malla and Shah Dynasty kings made numerous temples and palaces those roofs in pagoda styles. But by the recent 2015 April 25 earthquake, many of those royal palace erections were destroyed.

The Living Goddess Kumari Temple, a single wooden temple Kastamandap, the King’s temple Taleju, the biggest stone statue Kal Bhairav, and Tribhuvan Museum, and an attractive square are filled with wooden architecture and stone arts. And Furthermore, the ancient jewels eventually sprinkle the magnificence of Kathmandu’s old royal durbar square.

Swoyambhunath Temple

Thereon, we will head to the main shrine of Swayambhunath which is a 15-minute hiking distance from Bhagwan Pau. This temple is well-liked by both Buddhist and Hindu devotees. As per the natives, the Monkey Temple was constructed by the Mahayana Bodhisatta after clearing the lake water of Kathmandu.

Further, if the weather and sky are clear, travelers can enjoy the nearby hill, the Himalayas, and the spectacular view of Kathmandu from this place. With this last destination, the sightseeing is complete, and we will take you back to your respective hotels.

Walking Hours: 7 To 9 Hours Driving

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

Accommodation: Tea Houses Or Lodges

Max. Altitude: 870M

Distance: 161 Kilometer

After the morning meal in the Kathmandu hotel, we will commence the Manaslu Circuit Trek driving journey from Kathmandu. Taking a private car or local bus we will head to Nepal’s old highway named Prithivi Highway towards Machakhola. Macha Khola leads the sideroads of Dhading or Gorkha and along the right-side trails from Prithivi highway which is apart from Benighat or Gorkha.

On the way, you will get to enjoy the rapid flow of river Gandaki which is also the mix of the Tsum stream of mountain land of Tibetans. Also, during the drive, you can also observe Lapubesi, a big Gurung brave community.

All in all, the drive will take us to the countryside regions, showcasing tiny villages, greenish cultivation lands, and the river banks of hilly regions. Finally, the drive will end unusually through dusty roads from Arughat to Macha Khola. This last portion of the drive is particularly tiresome for travelers. Overnight at Macha Khola.

Walking Hours: 7 To 8 Hours Trekking

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

Accommodation: Tea Houses Or Lodges

Max. Altitude: 1340M

Distance: 22.2 kilometer

Once we complete our first Himalayas morning meal and coffee, we will start our first-day trek. The trail today leads us to the ravine while continuing alongside the river. Proceeding slightly uphill and downhill walk we will cross the suspension bridge before attaining Khorlabesi village over the Tharo Stream. After a few steps of gently uphill and downhill walk from there, we will reach Tatopani, which means small Natural Hot springs. Tatopani is probably the best destination for short rest for trekkers to the Manaslu region.

After crossing Tatopani, the trails again gently uphill to the next narrow hilltop. During this walk, we will pass the Budhi Gandaki River via a suspension bridge. Thereon, we need to walk over some stony ladder-like structures to reach uphill Dobhan Village. Upon reaching the Dobhan village we will again cross the beautiful bridge over the Yarukhola stream. Our next step from there will take us to the uphill trails of Tharo Pass. And finally, trekking over that pass will let us reach Jagat, which is a beautiful Gurung Village.

The trail near the Jagat sometimes lets us take a glimpse of Black Face Monkey which is also known as Langur by the locals. Overnight at the lodge in Jagat.

Walking Hours: 5 To 6 Hours Trekking

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

Accommodation: Tea Houses Or Lodges

Max. Altitude: 1860M

Distance: 19.9 Kilometer/12.3 miles

An inspiring view of Sringri Mountain(7187m) greets us at the start of today’s walk. At this moment, we can also observe a fascinating countryside village. On the farmlands, we can see the traditional way of cultivation where farmers plow the field with bulls and men.

This scenic trekking route further offers plenty of Himalayan tops and cliffsides, waterfalls, pine and rhododendron trees, Bamboo forests, and a few streams like Deng stream with some suspension bridges. Before hiking to Sirdibas, we can catch a glimpse of some rural settlements. Then, while hiking through the huge subtropical forest, you will see different scenery, and huge sub-tropical forests before reaching Sirdibas. Finally, after passing Salleri village we will then grab our lunch at Sirdibas.

Further, our trekking today leads to the gorge along the Ghattekhola stream valley. Before reaching Philim we will cross the long bridge over the river and can observe millet, Corn, and Potato farms where the locals made a popular wine from these grains. Then, we will hike for a long time on the western ridge of the Budigandaki River. Continuing the walk we will find ourselves at the Deng stream. After crossing the Deng stream we will reach Deng village. Deng village is a popular Tibetan Buddhist village with numerous, chortens, prayer flags, Mani painting walls, and amazing Himalayan vistas. Overnight at Deng village.

Walking Hours: 5 To 6 Hours Trekking

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

Accommodation: Tea Houses Or Lodges

Max. Altitude: 2630M

Distance: 19.4 kilometers

At the beginning of the day, we will have our breakfast in Deng. Then after breakfast, we will continue our hike of the day. As we will be trekking through the culturally vibrant village on this day, the trekking today is probably the most momentous one. Furthermore, this is the same day on which the Himalayas start to appear in the distance.

If we choose to trek through the trails along the prok village, we can witness beautifully snow-covered Singri Mountain. Throughout the journey, we will cross the Gandaki River suspension bridge many times. Also during the walk, we can also see several Buddhist monasteries on the trail. Further on, we will climb for 1 hour on the steep trail before reaching Namrung village. Overnight at the lodge in Namrung village.

Walking Hours: 7 To 8 Hours Trekking

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

Accommodation: Tea Houses Or Lodges

Max. Altitude: 3520M

Distance: 17.7 kilometers

Waking up early in the morning we will go for a walk in the village of Namrung. The walk lets us have a great view of the Shringi Himalayas and Ganesh Himal to the north and Himal Chuli in the southern part. After the walk, we will proceed with our further journey. At the beginning part of the ascent, we need to climb steep trails until we reach Lihi, which is a rural place housing numerous Buddhist temples and barley farmlands.

Further moving on,  we will take a lunch break in Lho village. While passing Lho village we will relish the enchanting Manaslu north view. Especially from Ribung/Ribum Monastery in Lho, we will witness the captivating Manaslu North View.

Proceeding the trek from there we can enjoy the scene of Himal Chuli mountain, Ngadi Chuli Himalaya aka peak 29 on the left-hand side, Manaslu north, and its huge glaciers on the fronts, and Ganesh Himalayan Ranges in the righthand side direction. And finally, upon reaching Samagaun, we will terminate our trek for the day. Overnight at the lodge in Samagaun.

Besides mountains, the journey of this day also grants us to observe the village people in their traditional Buddhist attire named Chubas. Locals trust that the name of Tsum Valley of this region came from these costumes.

Walking Hours: Stroll Around 2 Hours

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

Accommodation: Tea Houses Or Lodges

Max. Altitude: 3520M

Distance: 10.2 KM For MBC Round Trip

Today we can observe some ancient Buddhist gates named “Kani”. Surrounded by the Ngadi Chuli Himalayas and Manaslu Himalayan ranges, the village of Samagaun showcases the best Manaslu and other mountain vistas. However, what we have to do care most is the proper acclimatization rest to cope with the increasing altitude.

On this day, we will have the option to do long acclimatization hiking along the Manaslu Base Camp. It takes around 8 hours for a round trip. Alternatively, we can also go for Punggen Monastery hiking which is 4 4-hour round trip. We will do this hiking only if the snow level is normal.

Trekking along the Manaslu Base Camp offers the beautiful scene of Tumbling icefall, glaciers, a Himalayan Birendra Tal or Lake, and Nubri gorge itself. During the climbing season, we can also sometimes see the tented camps at Manaslu Base Camp.

Trekkers who like just a short acclimatization hike can also certainly go to the greenish-blue color lake Birendra which comes from the Manaslu glaciers. Therefore, thousands of mani walls and stones, local dress and ornaments in Samagaun village, and the enchanting views of glaciers from monastery hikes or Birendra lake hikes are the attractions of the day. After completing any of these short hikes, you will return back to Samagaun for an overnight stay.

Walking Hours: 5 To 6 Hours Trekking

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

Accommodation: Tea Houses Or Lodges

Max. Altitude: 3860M

Distance: 16.4 kilometers

After the morning breakfast, we will descend to the Budhi Gandaki River and continue the walk along the riverside till we encounter a bridge over the stream nearby. The walk today is not an easy one. Trekking along the Juniper and Birch forest we will reach Kermo Kharka from where there is a steep climb to the alpine region.

Further, walking at a slow pace we will reach Samdo village, which is also known as the village of Yak. Basically, Samdo is the trade route for Tibet as it is close to the border. Also, Samdo village is the last village before crossing Larkya la pass. Though you will pass Dharmashala before Larkya La there are not so many people in there. So we can consider Samdo as the last village point. Overnight at the lodge in Samdo Village.

Walking Hours: 4 To 5 Hours Trekking

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

Accommodation: Tea Houses Or Lodges

Max. Altitude: 4460M/14631FT

Distance: 11.7 Kilometers

Today we will start trekking along the trade market route in this region namely Larkya Bazaar and downhill to the river valley Budi Gandaki. After the downhill trek, we will walk over the wooden bridge and then continue the further uphill walk observing the huge Larkya Glaciers on the left side of the trek trail. Then following the trail to Salka Stream Valley, we will join the uphill trek to Dharmashala,  Larkya Pass Phedi, or Larkya La Base Camp. Here, we will spend the remaining time doing some easy acclimatization hiking.

While doing the hiking, a close-up view of mountains and a glimpse of some Blue sheep will add flavor to our journey. The alpine topography of this elevated region is no less than any heavenly paradise. As we will be crossing the Larkya La Higher pass the next day we will go to bed early for an early wake-up. Overnight at the lodge in Larkya Phedi or Dharmasala.

Walking Hours: 7 To 8 Hours Trekking

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

Accommodation: Tea Houses Or Lodges

Max. Altitude: 3750M

Distance: 24.6 Kilometers

The trekking of this day is the most difficult and longest trekking of this adventure. We will wake up quite early and have a heavy breakfast as there will be no place for lunch in between the walk. Due to the challenging adventure routes, we will pack some lunch for the trails. We can observe the close scene of glacial lakes, attractive hollows/valleys, and numerous snow-covered Himalayan ranges.

After a few hours of hiking from Larke Phedi, we will walk over the northern part of Larkya la Glaciers. From here, we can witness the close-up views of Larkya Peak and Cho Danda Close in the routes.

While pursuing the ultimate destination, long ascends over the glaciers will make our walk a bit difficult. Finally, as we reach the top of the pass, 5160m we can observe the huge Annapurna II Himlung Himal and Cheo Mountain. This gives the trekkers the perfect opportunity to capture a couple of Memorable photos. Furthermore, the views of the Kangaru and Gyaji Himalayan ranges make our trekking more fascinating and excellent.

Enjoying the views, trekkers will have to come down the route. While coming down, some trekkers find the 1500 meters of steep down trails more challenging. Most of the part of this trail is covered with ice and snow. So, while trekking at this part we will carry crampons. Finally, as we reach Bhimtang we will take proper rest to drive away the tiredness of the whole stressful day. Overnight at the lodge in Bhimtang.

Glacier Moraine, a frozen glacier lake, the scenery of huge Himalayan peaks like Kang Guru (6980m), Gyaji Kung (&030m) Cheo Mountain (6820m), and Himlung Himal (7126m), Larkya Pass are the chief attraction of this day.

Walking Hours: 5 To 6 Hours Trekking

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

Accommodation: Tea Houses Or Lodges

Max. Altitude: 1963M

Distance: 15.8 Kilometers

After two days of trekking in alpine land with no grassland, we will today trek through the huge pine woodlands and greenery pasturelands. Proceeding the trek from Bhimtang, we will eventually follow the Dudh streams river and meet the Marshyangdi River at Dharapani.

The trail in between will allow us to explore the small settlements in Surki and Gho. After a few steps of trekking from these settlements, we will therefore move down to the beautiful Gurung Village namely Tilije. It is here we will have our lunch. As this village is popular for apple slider and brandy production if you are interested you can have a taste of it.

From Tilije we will continue our further trek to Dharapani. On the opposite of Dharapani, the small Gurung settlement with beautiful Buddhist gates and other related relics will surely drag your attention for a while.

We will stay for this day at Dharapani. Dharapani is the junction point where the trekker of Annapurna Circuit and Manaslu Circuit trekkers met. Overnight at the lodge in Dharapani.

Walking Hours: 8 To 9 Hours Driving

Meals Included: Breakfast And Lunch

Accommodation: 3 Star Standard Hotel

Max. Altitude: 1345M

Distance: 119 kilometers

We will grab our breakfast in the Himalayas in front of the Marshyangdi riverside before a jeep drive from Dharapani. Passing through several villages such as Tal, Chamche, Jagat, and Syange, we will continue our driving journey. Throughout the way, we can observe the trekking trails, stony ridges of Annapurna, many suspension bridges over rivers, and hydroelectricity project buildings on the Marshyangdi riversides. Further, terrace farmlands, flower forest, influent waterfall and likewise appears in our sight all day.

After a long drive from Dharapani, we will reach Kathmandu. In the evening, we will greet you with a farewell dinner on the occasion of the Manaslu circuit trek success. You can share your Manaslu journey experience with our representative at this moment. It is the day we will provide the certificate of trek completion from our company.

Note: Due to the paved trails luxury cars cannot pick you up from Dharapani. So according to your booking, we can send a private luxury car to Besishahar.

Walking Hours: 30 Minutes Driving

Meals Included: Breakfast

Accommodation: None

Max. Altitude: 1355M

Distance: 5.1 kilometer to TIA Airport

It is the final day of your Manaslu Adventure journey. If it’s your flight day, then according to your flight schedule we will transfer you to the TIA. But before that, if time allows, we will serve you a delectable breakfast in Kathmandu’s 3-star hotel.

Besides that, if your flight is in the evening, you can happily go shopping to buy gifts for your family and friends from the local Markets. When not shopping, you can have a massage or just wander the streets surrounding the neighborhood market.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Cost

  • Bed and Breakfast (BB Basis) Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu's Thamel Neighborhood.
  • Transfer by luxurious private vehicle from the airport to your chosen accommodation.
  • Domestic flights including airport taxes.
  • Twin-sharing accommodations in tea houses during your journey in accordance with your plan.
  • Salary, Food, accommodation, transportation, flights, and insurance for Trek guides.
  • Salary, food, insurance, and accommodation for porters.
  • First-aid Kits.
  •  Three meals and refreshments during the trek.
  • Sleeping bag and down jacket for the trekking in case you do not have one.
  • International flight charges.
  • Tips and gratitude to staff including guides, porters, and drivers.
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees.
  • Your private trekking insurance(Must Cover trekking to 5106m).
  • Alcoholic beverages and any other soft drinks in the city and while trekking.
  • Personal expenses like battery charges, internet charges, phone calls, laundry, hot and cold drinks, mineral and hot water, and hot shower charges.
  • Other meals and drinks rather than an itinerary.
  • Additional night stay in a hotel in Kathmandu due to early arrival and late departure. Or if for whatever reason you arrive early from the trek.
  • Lunch and dinner in the city.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Map

Manaslu Circuit Trek Map

Manaslu Circuit Trek Support

Facilities of Accommodation

Regarding your accommodation for the trek, you will be housed in a luxury 3-star hotel in the Kathmandu Valley beginning on day 1. You and your fellow trekkers will share a room while you are in Kathmandu. However, if you’re willing to pay, we can manage your own room for an extra fee. But you must notify us of this thing before you arrange the date for the trip.

In the trekking periods, if there are any single accommodations available at the lodges, we could find you one at an extra charge. With us, you can rest assured that we always keep your happiness in mind, and service you with superb lodgings at the best price.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Accommodation
Manaslu Circuit Trek Accommodation

Furthermore, if you’re trekking alone at a higher altitude, you might need to share your lodging with another traveler (of the same sex). There are often few lodges at high elevations. Therefore, if such a circumstance happens, we will let you know beforehand and ask you to make adjustments.

Food and drinks in Manaslu Circuit Trek

An appropriate diet at higher altitudes boosts your energy levels. Having a safe diet also minimizes your chance of developing the renowned Acute Mountains Sickness. Fresh food is therefore very important to us, and we make sure that you have a balanced diet on the trek.

To provide you with more information, the teahouses on the trek offer a variety of hot meals, featuring both Western and Nepali, Indian, and Tibetan options. So markedly, trekkers will be able to choose from these options and enjoy three wholesome meals every day.

Basically, breakfast and dinner will be provided at the lodge where your group is going to stay, and lunch will be provided in the tea houses and hotels that are located along the trails.

Breakfast

For breakfast, you can have different options like toast, Pancakes, bread, porridge, Tibetan bread, Tibetan butter tea, and Tsampa and eggs with their different varieties. With these options, we are sure enough that you will fully energize yourself to start the trek.

Lunch

We will start our journey with breakfast and proceed to another teahouse along the way for lunch when we reach the afternoon. Mostly carbohydrate-rich meals make up the lunch. You can find a variety of alternatives on the menu, including rice dishes (Dal-Bhat-Tarkari), noodles, Momos, spaghetti, sandwiches, potatoes, and meat items. These are the common items encountered along the path. But you should keep in mind that, as the altitude changes, the availability of the items can also change.

Dinner

We will have dinner where we will be spending the night. Here, you will have a nourishing and delicious dinner which will give you enough energy for the trek of next day. Generally, for dinner, you will have the same options as lunch, but as you go up, the options may get limited.

Drinks

On this trek, you can have a choice of hot, soft, and hard drinks. Hot drinks such as black tea, milk tea, ginger tea, herbal tea, black coffee, milk coffee, and hot lemon are all available on this trek. Also, there are also hard beverages like beer, local booze, and occasionally wine available in addition to soft drinks like Coke, Fanta, and Sprite in this trek. Meanwhile, you better stay away from alcohol even though it’s readily available on this adventure. Knowing how fast they dehydrate the body, these beverages are the biggest cause of altitude sickness. Therefore, for a fit and healthy trek, be careful with alcohol.

Manaslu Circuit Trekking Permits

For a legal trip, trekkers need to acquire a total of three permits through a government-registered company in Nepal. If you are thinking of traveling with a freelancer guide be careful of that as the freelance guide themselves cannot manage the permits for Manaslu Trek and you will have to do it on your own. Another thing you must keep in mind before doing this trek is that you cannot do this trek by yourself. To do the excursion you should be in a group of two with the assistance of a local government-registered trekking guide. So, as you are informed about certain things let’s check out the permits required to do this trek.

Compulsory Manaslu Circuit Trek Permits:

1. Manaslu Restricted Area Permit

Trekkers need to show the special Manaslu restricted permit shortly at the checkpoint of Jagat and Sama Gaun. This permit is required especially from Jagat to Sama Gaun checkpoint.

Costing Details of this Restricted Permit

Sep-Nov: USD 100 for 7 days. After 7 days you have to USD 15 per day.

Dec-Aug: USD 75 for 7 days. After 7 days you have to USD 15 per day.

2. Manaslu Conservation Area Project Permit

You need to show an MCAP permit at the checkpoint in Philim. The cost of this Manaslu Permit is USD 30 per person.

3. Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit

This journey takes us to the Annapurna Conservation Area. So,  it is mandatory to carry an ACAP permit on this trip. As you enter Dharapani you will need this permit and it is required till you are inside the Annapurna Conservation Area at Besisahar.

The cost of an ACAP permit is USD 30 per person. For this particular permit, no matter how many days you are inside the Conservation Area, the permit will work.

Note that these details are just for information, as you will be heading for the trek with us, you don’t have to worry about the arrangements of these permits.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Packing List:

When preparing for the Manaslu Circuit Trek in Nepal, it is crucial to have the appropriate gear to ensure your safety, comfort, and enjoyment during the trek. Here’s a list of essential gear that you should consider in this trek:

Clothing:

  • Moisture-wicking base layers (tops and bottoms)
  • Insulating layers (fleece jackets or down jackets)
  • Waterproof and windproof outer shell jacket
  • Waterproof and breathable pants
  • Trekking pants (convertible pants are useful)
  • Long-sleeved shirts
  • T-shirts
  • Warm thermal socks
  • Hiking boots (broken-in and waterproof)
  • Camp shoes or sandals for rest days
  • Warm hat
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Sun hat or cap

Backpacking Gear:

  • Backpack (50-70 liters) with a rain cover
  • Sleeping bag (warm and suitable for cold temperatures)
  • Trekking poles (helpful for stability and reducing strain)
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Water bottles or hydration system (2 liters capacity)
  • Water purification tablets or filter
  • Duffel bag or backpack cover for porters to carry your gear

Accessories:

  • Sunglasses (with UV protection)
  • Sunscreen (high SPF)
  • Lip balm with SPF
  • Personal toiletries and medications
  • Quick-drying towel
  • First aid kit (including altitude sickness medication)
  • Snacks and energy bars
  • Trekking map and guidebook
  • Camera or binoculars (optional)
  • Portable charger for electronic devices

Miscellaneous:

  • Trekking permits (obtained in Kathmandu)
  • Cash (Nepalese Rupees) for expenses along the trek
  • Passport and necessary documents
  • Travel insurance (including emergency evacuation coverage)

It’s important to note that the Manaslu Circuit Trek is a remote and challenging trek, and weather conditions can vary. Therefore, it will be very important to pack layers that can be adjusted according to the temperature and weather changes. So, make sure to pack light and only carry essential items to minimize the weight on your trekking journey.

Also, remember to consult with experienced trekkers or local trekking agencies for specific gear recommendations and up-to-date information before heading onto this trek.

Information on the medical facilities available along the trek

Basically, medical facilities along the Manaslu Circuit are limited due to the remote and rugged nature of the region. Some villages have local health posts or small clinics staffed by medical professionals or health workers. They provide facilities with basic medical care and first aid for minor illnesses and injuries.

However, when serious medical emergencies arise the facilities are not enough to handle it. So, in order to avoid these types of scenarios from occurring, the trekkers should prepared with their first aid kits, over-the-counter medications, and any required prescribed medications.

Further on this trek, altitude-related disorders like acute mountain sickness (AMS) could be a major worry for inexperienced trekkers. For that issue, some lodges have limited resources like oxygen cylinders, to deal with altitude-related concerns. So, the better solution would be to stay safe and Insure yourself with insurance plans to deal with any kind of mishaps on the trek.

Final Say

The Manaslu Circuit trek is definitely a unique & memorable travel experience that one could ever have in the Himalayas. We ensure that your adventure will surely be enjoyable and memorable as you walk along the rocky trails to the mountain pass in various landscapes and altitudes. Especially with us, you will surely feel as if you have achieved the mountain adventure fantasy you had always envisioned while seeing lively perspectives and experiencing a sense of connection with nature.

Unquestionably, you can make this journey worthwhile, especially with the right planning, determination, and purpose. And with us, you don’t have to worry about those things. We will guide you in every step, continually offer you everything we have, and do our best with our best potential. So With our commitment, we would like to invite you to go on this amazing trek with us around one of the world’s tallest mountains. Whether you are an experienced traveler or are searching for your first adventure abroad, we always remain here to assist you.

If you have any kind of queries or questions you can simply call us at +977-9841965533 or landline at +977-14700252. Or you can simply reach us via email at info@missionhimalayatreks.com or drop a message at our WhatsApp. Hope we get to meet soon. Happy Trekking!

Manaslu Circuit Trek FAQ'S

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This trekking journey is considered to be a challenging trek, as it involves trekking through remote and rugged terrain, crossing high passes, and experiencing unpredictable weather conditions.

It is recommended for experienced trekkers who are physically fit and have prior experience with high-altitude trekking. It is also important to have proper gear and to be accompanied by a guide or a group, as the trail can be difficult to navigate.

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It is Not possible to stay overnight at Manaslu Base Camp, but it’s not a common practice. Base camp is just a point to start and end the Expeditions, it’s not a developed area, and it doesn’t have any facilities such as lodges or teahouses. So, you would need to bring your own camping gear and supplies if you want to stay overnight with expedition permits. It’s usually done by a guided expedition or a camping trek.

It’s also important to note that camping above 5,000 meters can be dangerous due to the risk of altitude sickness, so it is essential to acclimatize properly and be aware of the symptoms.

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During this journey, shower facilities are limited and typically found only in the larger villages along the trail. You may find basic shower facilities at some of the teahouses or lodges that you will be staying in. However, these facilities may be basic and may not have hot water.

It’s common to take bucket shower in the teahouses, where you can ask to heat up some water for you. Some teahouses and lodges also have a shared washing area, where you can clean yourself using a basin or bucket of water.

It’s important to note that the availability and quality of shower facilities can vary, and it’s always a good idea to pack some wet wipes or baby wipes to stay fresh during the trek.

Keep in mind that trekking in the Manaslu Circuit is a remote area, and you should be prepared for basic living conditions.

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During the Manaslu trekking journey, charging facilities for electronic devices are limited and can be found only in larger villages along the trail. Some of the teahouses and lodges that you will be staying in may have a charging facility, usually for a fee, but it’s not always guaranteed. It’s a good idea to bring a power bank or an external battery pack, as well as a charging cable for your device.

It’s important to note that the availability and quality of charging facilities can vary, and it’s always a good idea to bring extra batteries or a solar charger as backup.

You should also be prepared for power outages, which can happen due to poor weather conditions or other reasons. Therefore, it’s a good idea to bring a headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries, as you may need them in case of power cuts.

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Wifi availability during the Manaslu trekkingcan be limited and spotty. Some of the larger villages along the trail may have wifi, but the availability and quality can vary greatly. You may find wifi at some of the teahouses or lodges that you will be staying in, but these facilities may require a fee and the internet connection could be slow.

Keep in mind that trekking in the Manaslu Circuit is a remote area, and wifi availability is not always guaranteed. It’s a good idea to keep your expectations low and to be prepared to go without internet access for periods of time.

You can also consider buying a local SIM card with data package, but again, it may be limited and not always reliable.

It’s always a good idea to let your family and friends know your itinerary and contact them when you have access to internet or phone signal.

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The average group size for this trip can vary depending on the trekking company or agency that you are using, but typically groups are between 2 to 15 people. Groups can be made up of friends, family, or strangers who have joined the trek together. Some trekking companies may also have solo trekkers join a group to make the trek more affordable or to provide safety in numbers.

Keep in mind that the larger the group, the more challenging it may be to coordinate and organize, but it can also make the trek more social and fun. If you prefer a more intimate and quiet experience, a smaller group might be a better option.

It’s always a good idea to check with the trekking company or agency to see what their typical group size is and how they handle groups of different sizes.

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The best time to trek the Manaslu Circuit depends on your personal preferences and what you want to get out of the trek. However, in general, the most popular time to trek is during the months of September to November, and from March to May.

During September to November, the weather is clear and dry, which makes for the best trekking conditions. The monsoon season has ended, and the trails are dry, making it easier to navigate. Additionally, the rhododendron and other flowers are in bloom, adding a splash of color to the trek.

From March to May, the temperature is warmer, making it more comfortable for trekking, and the weather is mostly stable. It’s also a good time to see the mountain views and the wildflowers.

However, it’s important to note that trekking in the Manaslu Circuit is in a remote area, and the weather can be unpredictable. Even during the best months, it’s not uncommon to experience rain, snow, or other inclement weather.

It’s always a good idea to check the latest weather forecast and to be prepared for changes in weather conditions.

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The size of the staff during this tour can vary depending on the trekking company or agency you are using and the size of your group. Typically, a group of 2 trekkers will have at least one guide and one porter fIn a group. If the trekkers are 6 pax and more 2 guide and 3 morters.

The guide is responsible for leading the group and providing information on the trail, culture, and history. They will also help with any issues that may arise during the trek.

The porter carries your luggage and other equipment. They will help with setting up camp, preparing meals and providing assistance as needed.

Keep in mind that having more staff can make the trek more comfortable and easier, as they can help with carrying your bags, preparing meals and providing assistance if you need it.

It’s always a good idea to check with the trekking company or agency to see what the staff-to-client ratio is, and what their staff’s qualifications and experience are.

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Packing lightly for a Manaslu Circuit trek can help make your trek more comfortable and enjoyable. Here are a few tips on how to pack lightly:

  1. Make a list: Before you start packing, make a list of everything you will need for the trek. This will help you stay organized and make sure you don’t forget anything important.
  2. Pack multi-purpose items: Pack items that can be used for multiple purposes, such as a jacket that can also be used as a pillow, or a bandana that can be used as a headband or a scarf.
  3. Leave unnecessary items behind: Avoid bringing items that you won’t need on the trek, such as fancy clothes or heavy books.
  4. Pack a good pair of boots: A good pair of hiking boots is essential for the trek. Make sure they are comfortable, waterproof and well-broken-in.
  5. Bring a small daypack: Pack a small daypack with essentials such as sunscreen, insect repellent, a water bottle, and a few snacks. This will allow you to carry only what you need for the day and leave the rest of your items in the main bag.
  6. Rent or hire: You can also rent or hire some equipment and clothing, such as sleeping bags, down jackets, and trekking poles, which can save a lot of space in your luggage.
  7. Keep in mind that you will be carrying your own bag for long days and steep terrain, so pack smartly to keep your bag as light as possible, so you can enjoy the trek with ease.

Remember that you can always ask your guide or porter for help if you need it and they can help you with carrying extra stuffs.

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If you have excess luggage that you won’t need on your Manaslu Circuit trek, there are a few options for leaving it in Kathmandu:

  1. Hotel storage: Many hotels in Kathmandu offer storage for guests’ luggage. You can inquire about this service at the hotel you will be staying at before your trek.
  2. Trekking agency storage: Some trekking agencies in Kathmandu offer storage for their clients’ excess luggage. You can inquire about this service when you book your trek.
  3. Leave it at home: If you are returning back to Kathmandu after the trek and you don’t have any other plans in Nepal, you can opt to leave your excess luggage at home, so you don’t have to worry about it while you are trekking.

Note: It’s always a good idea to confirm the price and security of the storage option before leaving your luggage with them. Also, don’t forget to take a picture of the stored items and keep the receipt of the storage place, in case of any lost or damage.

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It is generally not recommended to wear shorts during a Manaslu Circuit trek as the trail can be strenuous and the terrain can be rough, and it’s important to protect your legs from cuts, scrapes and sunburn. Long pants or leggings will provide better protection and keep you more comfortable during the trek.

In Kathmandu, shorts are more acceptable in tourist areas, but it’s best to dress modestly when visiting temples, monasteries, or other cultural sites. It’s a good idea to bring a few pairs of long pants or skirts to wear in these situations.

In general, dress codes in Nepal tend to be more conservative than in many Western countries. It is considered respectful to dress modestly, especially when visiting religious sites or when interacting with local communities.

So, it’s always a good idea to pack a few pairs of long pants and skirts, so you will be prepared for any situation. If you do wear shorts, make sure to wear appropriate shirts that cover your shoulders and upper arms.

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You can exchange your foreign currency for Nepali Rupees at several places in Kathmandu and other major towns in Nepal. Here are a few options:

  1. Banks: Most banks in Nepal have foreign exchange counters where you can exchange your currency. They typically have better exchange rates than money changers and will give you a receipt for your transaction.
  2. Money changers: There are many money changers in Kathmandu and other major towns in Nepal. They are typically found in tourist areas and at the airport. They usually offer slightly lower exchange rates than banks, but they are more convenient and may be open longer hours.
  3. Hotels: Some hotels in Nepal will exchange currency for their guests. It’s best to inquire at the hotel reception or front desk.
  4. Street vendors: you may also find street vendors or small shops that exchange currency, but be aware that they may have lower exchange rates and you have to be careful of the authenticity of the money.
  5. ATMs: You can also withdraw Nepali Rupees from ATMs in Kathmandu and other major towns using your international credit or debit card.

It’s a good idea to bring a small amount of U.S. dollars in cash, as it can be used as a backup in case you are unable to find an ATM or money changer.

It’s always recommended to check the exchange rate before you exchange your money, and be aware of the fees charged by the exchange centers.

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Choosing the right trekking company for this excursion is important to ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable experience. Here are a few tips on how to choose the best trekking company:

  1. Research: Look for reviews and testimonials from previous clients of different trekking companies. Also, check the company’s website and social media pages to get an idea of their level of professionalism and the services they offer.
  2. Check the company’s credentials: Make sure the company is registered with the Nepal Tourism Board and the Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN). These organizations regulate trekking companies and ensure that they meet certain standards.
  3. Look for a company that offers good support: Choose a company that will provide you with a guide and porter, as well as the necessary equipment for the trek. They should also have a good support team to help you with any problems or emergencies that may arise during the trek.
  4. Consider the company’s experience: Choose a company that has experience in running Manaslu Circuit trek. This will ensure that they are familiar with the trail, the local communities, and the best practices for trekking in the area.
  5. Compare prices: Compare prices of different trekking companies and choose the one that best fits your budget. However, be aware that the cheapest option may not always be the best.
  6. Have a clear communication with the company before you book and ask any questions you have, also don’t hesitate to ask for any certification, licenses, or permits that the company holds.

It’s always recommended to choose a reputable and experienced trekking company to ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable trek. It’s also a good idea to read the reviews and testimonials from previous clients of the company, to get a sense of their level of professionalism and service.

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Yes, the Manaslu Circuit trek is suitable for all age groups, provided they are fit enough to make the journey. The path is considered doable by children and the elderly, though it can be quite challenging for those in poorer physical condition. Nonetheless, trekkers who choose to embark on this incredible journey will be rewarded with stunning views of the Himalayas and an experience that will last a lifetime.

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There is no specific age limit embark on this journey, but it is a challenging trek that requires a good level of physical fitness and trekking experience. The trek involves steep inclines, rocky terrain, and high altitude, and can take up to two weeks to complete.

It is important to take into account that children and older people may not have the physical capabilities to complete the trek. It is always best to consult with a doctor and a trekking agency before planning the trek. They will be able to provide advice on whether the trek is suitable for you or your loved one and if there are any additional precautions that need to be taken.

Additionally, it is important to note that altitude sickness can be a serious concern on this trip, so it is important to acclimatize properly and be prepared to turn back if necessary.

We have past experience of trekkers minimum age of 8 years and maximum age of 75 years did this trek and success their mission.

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Past hiking experience can be beneficial for the Manaslu Circuit trek as it is a challenging trek that requires a good level of physical fitness. The trek involves steep inclines, rocky terrain, and high altitude and can take up to two weeks to complete.

Having previous hiking experience can help you to be better prepared for the physical demands of the trek. It can also help you to have a better understanding of what to expect on the trail, and how to properly pack and prepare for the trek.

However, having past hiking experience is not strictly necessary, if you are physically fit, have a good level of endurance, and are willing to train and prepare for the trek, you can still complete the trek successfully. It is always best to consult with a trekking agency and a doctor before planning the trek, they will be able to provide advice on whether the trek is suitable for you and if there are any additional precautions that need to be taken.

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Manaslu Circuit trek is considered a safe trek for lady trekkers, but as with any trek in a remote area, it is important to take necessary precautions and be aware of your surroundings.

It is advisable to hire a reputable trekking agency that can provide you with a well experienced guide or porter if desired. This can provide an extra level of comfort and security for lady trekkers. It is also a good idea to inform your trekking agency of your concerns and they will be able to provide you with any additional support you may need.

It is also important to be aware of the local customs and culture and to dress modestly and respectfully.

It is always best to be prepared for any emergency situations and to have a proper first aid kit and an emergency communication device with you. Be sure to let someone know of your itinerary and check in with them regularly.

It is also important to note that while it is considered a safe trek, crime and theft can occur in any area, so you should take the same precautions you would in any other travel destination.

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There are several ways to pay for the cost of a Manaslu trek, including:

  1. Credit or debit card: Many trekking companies and tour operators accept payment by credit or debit card through their websites or over the phone.
  2. PayPal: Some companies also accept payment via PayPal, which allows you to use your bank account or credit card to make a secure online payment.
  3. Bank transfer: Many companies also accept payment via bank transfer, which allows you to transfer money directly from your bank account to the company’s account.
  4. Cash: If you are booking a trek directly through a local agency or guide, you may be able to pay in cash. It is the best options for our company.

It is important to note that the cost of the trek can vary depending on the season, the duration of the trek, and the services included in the package. It is also important to research the company you are booking with and make sure they are reputable and can provide you with the services you need.

Note: We will suggest you 20% advance payment you can pay from your country and rest amount you can bring cash. You can pay before your trek start in kathmandu.

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Here is a general packing list for a Manaslu Circuit trek:

  1. Backpack: A large backpack with a capacity of at least 60 liters is recommended for carrying all of your gear.
  2. Sleeping bag: A good quality sleeping bag rated to at least -10 degrees Celsius is recommended for the trek.
  3. Sleeping pad: A self-inflating or closed-cell foam sleeping pad is recommended for added insulation and comfort.
  4. Clothing: Warm layers are essential for the trek, including a down or synthetic insulated jacket, fleece or wool sweater, thermal underwear, and waterproof and breathable pants and jacket.
  5. Footwear: A good pair of hiking boots with a sturdy sole and ankle support is essential. Also, bring a pair of lightweight shoes or sandals for camp.
  6. Headwear: A warm hat and a pair of gloves are essential for the trek, as well as a sun hat or baseball cap for sun protection.
  7. Personal hygiene: A personal first aid kit, toiletries, and a personal towel are essential.
  8. Trekking poles: These can be very helpful on the trek, especially for steep descents.
  9. Water bottles or hydration system: Make sure you have enough water storage to last the entire day.
  10. Headlamp: A headlamp is useful for early morning hikes and navigating through the dark.
  11. Camera and extra batteries: If you want to capture memories of the trek.
  12. Cash: It is always good to carry some cash for emergencies and for small purchases on the trek.

It is important to keep in mind that you should pack light, but also bring everything you need for a safe and comfortable trek. Also, it is important to check the weather forecast and adjust accordingly, as the temperature and weather can change quickly in the mountains.

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When giving a bag to a trekking porter, it is important to choose a durable and functional bag that can withstand the rigors of outdoor use. A backpack or duffel bag made of waterproof or water-resistant materials, with sturdy straps and zippers, would be a good choice. It should also be large enough to hold all of the necessary gear and supplies.

It’s also important to consider the weight of the bag, as porters will be carrying it for long distances and over rough terrain. A lightweight and durable bag is the best option for this purpose.

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Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu can vary depending on your budget and preferences. There are many options available, including luxury hotels, mid-range hotels, and budget guesthouses. When choosing a place to stay, it’s important to research the location, amenities, and reviews to ensure that it is safe, clean, and comfortable. You can also consider staying in a homestay or a local guesthouse to experience a more authentic and cultural experience. Additionally, it’s a good idea to book your accommodation in advance to ensure that you have a place to stay upon your arrival in Kathmandu.

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During a trek in the Manaslu region, you can expect a mix of accommodation options, including teahouses and camping.

Teahouses are common along the trekking routes in the Manaslu region, which offer basic accommodation, food, and drinks. They typically consist of a room with a shared bathroom and a dining area. The rooms are usually simple and basic, with twin beds, a blanket, and sometimes a pillow. Many teahouses have electricity generated by solar panels or hydroelectricity, but it’s not guaranteed.

Camping is also an option in the Manaslu Circuit, although it’s less common than staying in teahouses. If you choose to camp, you’ll need to bring your own camping gear, including a tent, sleeping bag, and pad. Some trekking agencies provide camping equipment and guide, cook, and porter services.

It’s important to note that amenities and services may be limited in remote areas and it’s always good to be prepared for the worst-case scenario.

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Private rooms may be available during your trek in the Manaslu, but they may be limited and in high demand, especially during peak trekking season. They typically cost more than a shared room, and the cost can vary depending on the location and level of amenities.

You can expect to pay a premium for a private room, and the cost can vary depending on the location, facilities, and season. On average, a private room in a teahouse can cost anywhere from $5 to $25 per night, depending on the location and facilities. It’s important to note that the cost can be higher in more remote and higher altitude areas.

It’s always best to check directly with the teahouse or trekking agency for current prices, and to book in advance during peak season to ensure availability. It’s also important to note that in some remote areas, private rooms may not be available at all and you might need to share a room with other trekkers.

Note: We cannot confirm to give you private room during trek. Because we respect all trekkers. some sleep in private room and some sleep in dinning rrom is not fair.

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Drinking water can be obtained from various sources, including streams, rivers, and springs. It is advisable to bring a water filtration system or iodine tablets to purify the water before drinking.

Teahouses along the trekking route typically have a supply of boiled and filtered water available for purchase. Some teahouses have a water filter, so you can fill your own water bottle. However, it’s always good to check the quality of the water and if the teahouse’s water filter is well maintained before using it.

You can also find natural water sources like streams and rivers, but be cautious about the source and quality of the water and make sure to purify it before drinking.

It’s important to note that water sources may dry up or become contaminated during the dry season, so it’s always a good idea to carry enough water for the day and to check with locals or your guide about the availability of water sources along the way.

It’s also important to note that plastic waste is a serious problem in the Himalayas, and trekkers are encouraged to minimize their use of single-use plastic bottles and bring a reusable water bottle and a water purification system.

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You can expect to eat a variety of meals, including traditional Nepalese and Tibetan dishes, as well as more familiar Western-style food.

Teahouses along the trekking route typically have a menu of simple meals that you can order and enjoy in their dining area. These meals are often made from locally grown and produced ingredients and can include dishes such as dal bhat (lentil soup and rice), momos (dumplings), and various curries. You can also find some western dishes like pasta, pizza, and sandwiches.

Breakfast options include porridge, muesli, omelet, and toast. It’s important to note that the menu and availability of food can vary depending on the location and time of year, so it’s always a good idea to be flexible and bring some snacks and energy bars to supplement your meals.

It’s also important to note that during trekking, it’s important to stay hydrated and to consume enough calories to keep energy levels up, so it’s a good idea to eat a balanced diet and to be mindful of your portion sizes.

Also, it’s important to note that while teahouses will have firewood or electricity to cook, in some remote areas, it may not be available, so be prepared for cold meals.

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Toilet facilities can vary depending on the location and the teahouse. In more developed areas, you can expect to find basic toilet facilities with a western-style flush toilet and a sink. However, in more remote areas, the facilities may be more basic and consist of a squat toilet or a pit toilet.

Most teahouses will have toilet facilities, but they may not be located inside the teahouse itself. Some teahouses may have a shared toilet located outside the building, while others may have a private toilet in the room. It’s important to note that in some remote areas, toilet facilities may be limited or non-existent, and you may need to use a “bush toilet” or bury your waste.

It’s always a good idea to bring your own toilet paper and hand sanitizer, as these supplies may not be available or may be limited in some areas. It’s also important to note that during the trek, it’s important to follow Leave No Trace principles and to properly dispose of waste to minimize environmental impact.

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Laundry facilities can be limited and may vary depending on the location and the teahouse. Some teahouses may have a laundry service available for a fee, while others may not have any laundry facilities at all.

In more developed areas, you can expect to find a few teahouses that provide a laundry service, but the cost may be high, and the process can take a day or two to complete. In more remote areas, laundry facilities may be limited or non-existent, and you may need to hand-wash your clothes yourself.

It’s important to note that during the trek, you should pack enough clothes for the duration of the trek, as laundry facilities may not be available or may be limited in some areas. It’s also important to note that during trekking, it’s important to minimize your environmental impact, and to properly dispose of waste water from hand-washing clothes.

It’s also important to note that laundry facilities are not available in all teahouses, so it’s always a good idea to be prepared and to pack enough clothes for the duration of the trek.

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It is not recommended to trek the Manaslu without acclimatizing. Altitude sickness can occur at high elevations and can be dangerous if not properly addressed.

Acclimatization is the process of allowing your body to adjust to the decrease in oxygen at higher elevations. It is important to give your body time to adjust before attempting to trek to higher elevations. It is also recommended to have a guide who has knowledge about altitude sickness and its prevention.

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If you experience symptoms of altitude sickness, such as headaches, nausea, fatigue, or difficulty sleeping, it is important to descend to a lower elevation immediately. This can help to alleviate the symptoms and prevent the condition from worsening. It is also recommended to seek medical attention if symptoms persist or worsen.

If you get injured during your trek, the best course of action will depend on the nature and severity of the injury. In the case of a minor injury, such as a sprained ankle or a small cut, you may be able to continue trekking with the appropriate treatment. However, if the injury is more severe, such as a broken bone or a head injury, you will likely need to be evacuated to receive proper medical care. Your guide or local outfitter will be able to help you with this process. It is also important to have a travel insurance that covers emergency medical evacuation and other medical expenses

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The temperature during a trek to the Manaslu can vary depending on the time of year and the elevation. During the spring and autumn seasons, the temperature can be mild to warm during the day and cool to cold at night. As you gain altitude, the temperature will become cooler. At the highest elevations, the temperature can drop below freezing, even during the day.

In the summer, temperature is generally warmer and more pleasant, but it can get hot during the day.

In the winter, the temperature can be very cold and snowy, with heavy winds and low visibility. It is important to be prepared for a wide range of temperatures and weather conditions, and to bring appropriate clothing and gear for the trek.

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Here are a few tips for interacting with your guide and porter during your Manaslu trek:

  1. Communicate clearly: Make sure you understand the plan for each day of the trek and any potential challenges. Let your guide know if you have any specific concerns or needs.
  2. Show appreciation: Guides and porters work hard to make your trek as safe and enjoyable as possible. Show your appreciation by tipping them at the end of the trek. A standard amount is around 10-15% of the total cost of the trek.
  3. Respect their role: Guides and porters are professionals and are responsible for ensuring your safety and well-being. Trust and respect their decisions, especially when it comes to navigating difficult terrain or dealing with altitude sickness.
  4. Be mindful of their load: Porter will carry your heavy backpacks, but you should always carry your own daypack with essentials like water, snacks, and rain gear.
  5. Be culturally sensitive: Guides and porters will come from the local communities, be respectful of their culture and customs.
  6. Be hygienic: Guides and porters will have close contact with you, be mindful of your hygiene to avoid spreading any illnesses.
  7. Be patient: Trekking in mountains can be unpredictable and challenges may arise, be patient and understanding with your guide and porter, they are working hard to make your trek as successful as possible.
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The amount of money you should bring will depend on a variety of factors, such as your travel style and the length of your trek.

Here are some of the costs you may need to consider:

  1. Permits and fees: You will need to obtain a Restricted Area Permit and a TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) card, which can cost around $100-150.
  2. Guide and Porter: Hiring a guide and porter will cost around $30-40 per day per person.
  3. Accommodation and Food: You can expect to pay around $5-10 per night for a basic room and $7-10 for each meal means 30 $ per day per a meal.
  4. Transportation: The cost of transportation to the starting point of the trek and back from the ending point of the trek can be around $10-20 locally. Private transport US$ 150 per way.
  5. Emergency fund: It’s always a good idea to have some extra cash on hand for unexpected expenses or emergencies.
  6. Tipping: Tipping your guide and porter is customary and typically around 10-15% of the total cost of the trek.
  7. Travel Insurance: Make sure your travel insurance covers emergency medical evacuation and other medical expenses.

It’s important to note that prices can vary depending on the season, your itinerary, and other factors. So it’s a good idea to budget a bit more than what you expect to spend, to be on the safe side.

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It depends on the terms and conditions of the company or organization you have booked your Manaslu trek with. Some companies may offer refunds under certain circumstances, while others may not. It’s important to review the refund policy of the company you have booked with before you depart, and understand what the policy is in case of cancellation or if you are unable to complete the trek.

It’s also important to note that many trekking companies will not provide a refund if the trek is cancelled or abandoned due to factors that are out of their control, such as bad weather, illness, or government regulations.

In addition, it’s also a good idea to purchase a travel insurance policy that includes trip cancellation coverage. This will provide some financial protection in case you need to cancel your trip due to unforeseen circumstances.

It’s best to contact the company you have booked with to inquire about their specific refund policy, and to read the fine print of the policy to understand what is covered and what is not.

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Yes, it is possible to add an extra day or more to your Manaslu trek, depending on the itinerary and schedule of the trekking company you have booked with. However, you will need to coordinate this with the company in advance and make sure that the necessary arrangements can be made.

When adding an extra day, you will need to consider the following things:

Accommodation: Make sure there are enough places to stay, and book in advance if necessary.

Food and supplies: Make sure that food and supplies are available for an extra day.

Permits: Make sure you have the necessary permits to stay an extra day in the restricted area.

Guide and Porter: Make sure your guide and porter are available for an extra day.

Cost: There may be additional costs for an extra day, such as extra accommodation and food, guide and porter fees, and permit fees.

US$ 60 per person Need to addon per day if you like to extend your trek.

It’s best to communicate with your guide or the company you have booked with, to discuss the feasibility of adding an extra day, and to plan accordingly.

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    Trip Facts
    durationTrip Duration 14 Days
    regionRegion Manaslu Treks
    countryCountry Nepal
    groupsizeGroup Size 2 To 15 Person
    seasonBest Season Pre & Post Monsoon
    altitudeMax Altitude 5125 M
    moderate-icon Moderate level treks usually above 7 days. Altitude can reach 5000 meters with 5-6 hrs of hike per day. Moderate refers to neither easy walk nor tough. High altitude may matter on walking speed and distance. Acclimatization may be required. Trip Grade Moderate
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