Manaslu Circuit Trek

18 Days

Join us in our comprehensive 18 Days Manaslu Circuit Trek to witness the glory of Mount Manaslu.

Manaslu Circuit Trek or Manaslu Trek is 18 days personalized trek, circumnavigating Mount Manaslu (8,156m/26,760ft), the 8th highest peak in the world. Located between the Annapurnas’ to the West and Ganesh Himal to the East, Mount Manaslu has always been the most graceful 8000-meter mountain. These 14 days Manaslu Trek is famous for its charming and untouched natural beauty and the culture and tradition of the Sherpa people.

Trekking in the Manaslu region gives you ample opportunity to witness the ethnically Tibetan inhabitants on the border of Tibet and Nepal. Manaslu Trek is no doubt the best Teahouse trek in Nepal.

Manaslu Circuit Trek receives few trekkers compared to famous treks like Everest Base Camp Trek or Annapurna Circuit Trek. This lets us enjoy the untouched beauty of the Manaslu Conservation Area. The trip starts with a scenic drive to Sotikhola via Arughat Bazaar. From Soti Khola continue the trial leading us to Machha Khola (890m/2,960ft). From Machha Khola we walk to Dovan (1,070m/3,510ft).
From Dovan we continue trekking to Philim. We will face lots of ups and downs, however, the glimpse of Sringri Himal will astonish you. Philim is a large Gurung settlement. Leaving Philim we head to Deng. Deng is a small Sherpa settlement, housing many holy Monasteries.

We then continue to Ghap. Crossing many suspension bridges and small settlements we continue our trekking to Namrung. Namrung offers the best possible view of Ganesh Himal (7,422m) and Mount Himalchuli (7,893m). From Namrung we head to Lho and then to Sam again. Sam again is famous for Birendra Lake, and Pungyen Monastery. Witness the authentic culture and tradition of the Sherpa People. We will have one day free at Sam again. We can explore the surrounding, participate in a day hike or simply relax at your guesthouse.

From Samagaun we head to Samdo. Samdo village is a Tibetan Refugee village. It offers the best view of Mount Manaslu and many other mountains. From here we head to Dharmasala also known as Larkya La Phedi. We cross Larkya La Pass (5,160m/16,929ft). At Larkya La, we will be at the highest elevation of this entire trek. Larkya La is also considered the longest pass in the Himalayas. Such as we start our trekking early in the morning. From Larkya La enjoy the best view of Himlung Himal, Annapurna II, Cheo Himal, and Kanguru. Continue our trek to Bhimtang and to Gho. Trekking passing dense fine and Rhododendron forests. Continue to Dharapani where we will end our tour. From Dharapani we will drive back to Besisahar and continue our drive to Kathmandu.

When is the best time for Manaslu Circuit Trek?

Being in the high-altitude mountain region of Gorkha, it is hard to predict the weather. Typically Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September-November) are considered the best time for Round Manaslu Trek. The days are warm and sunny, moreover, the nights get cold, around 5 degrees. The views are clear and the trials are impeccable.

In monsoon (June-August), interminable rain makes it hard to trek with more slippery trials and worse visibility. Winter (December-February) comes with frigid temperatures. Due to the constant snow, the trial chances are in a matter of a few hours. The nights are freezing. Very few trekkers travel in winter, however, in winter, you can experience the thrill of traveling to the Everest region differently.

How hard is Manaslu Circuit Trek?

18 Days Manaslu Circuit Trek is a physically demanding trek. Going through remote villages, snowy glaciers and extremely high alpine climates make this trek a bit harder. However, the Manaslu trek is an authentic experience one should not miss in Nepal.

What kind of accommodation to expect in Manaslu Circuit Trek?

We will accommodate ourselves in comfortable Teahouse Lodges throughout the trek. In Kathmandu, we use 3-star category hotels. Option for upgrading accommodation is possible at an additional cost.

And what about Meals on our trek?

During Round Manaslu Trek we can get a wide range of basic continental and Nepalese meals. At high elevations the range of cuisine is limited. We recommend consuming vegetarian meals while trekking.

This 18 Days Manaslu Circuit Trek is 100% customizable to your needs. Please contact our experts to tailor-made this trip as per your desire.

Trip Highlights

  • An astonishing view of Mount Manaslu (8,146m), the 8th highest mountain in the world.
  • Cross Larkya La Pass (5,160m/16,929ft) and witness the ace view of Himlung Himal, Annapurna II, Cheo Himal, and Kanguru.
  • Indulge in the authentic culture and traditions of the Sherpa people.
  • Rich bio-diversity of Manaslu Conservation Area.
  • Manaslu Trek is wild and remote providing you with some of the best moments of your life.

Itinerary

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, meet our office representative and be transferred to the hotel. You will have a complete pre-trip meeting. The rest of the day is free on my own. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

After breakfast commences the exciting sightseeing tour of culturally rich Kathmandu City. We will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple), and Patan City (City of Fine arts). Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

After breakfast drive to Soti Khola via Arughat Bazaar (140 Km) which takes 8-9 hours approx. Overnight at Teahouse in Soti Khola.

Start your trekking after a huge breakfast. Pass through dense forests, farms, rice paddies, a cliff-face ridge, waterfalls, and colorful settlements to reach MAchha Khola. Overnight at Teahouse in Machha Khola.

After breakfast starts your trek to Jagat. Continue walking through Budhi Gandaki river, several ascending and descending through forests and villages leading us to Jagat.

After breakfast trek through diverse landscape passing dense forests, rivers, and colorful villages to reach Deng.

After breakfast in Deng, we head towards Namrung. Trek through lush green forests, alpine vegetation, and authentic villages. Witness the astonishing view of Siringi Himal. Overnight stay at Teahouse in Namrung.

Trek to Lho (2,957m) 4-5 Hours B/L/D

Trek to Sama Gaon (3,525m) 6-7 Hours B/L/D

Acclimatization day in Samagaon B/L/D

Trek to Samdo (3,850m) 4 Hours B/L/D

Acclimatization day in Samdo B/L/D

Trek to Dharmasala (4,460m) 4-5 Hours B/L/D

Trek to Bimtang (3,590m) via Larkya La Pass (5,160m) 8-9 Hours B/L/D

Trek to Dharapani (2,300m) 6 Hours B/L/D

Drive from Dharapani to Kathmandu B/L

Free day in Kathmandu on your own. Evening you will be transferred to a Nepalese restaurant for Authentic Nepalese cuisine with a cultural show.

Your trip ends. After breakfast, you will be transferred to International Airport to board your flight to your next destination.

Cost Includes

  • Arrival/ departure transfers, sightseeing tour, and an outstation trip to Gorkha as mentioned above using private air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Twin-sharing accommodation in Kathmandu using a 3-star category hotel with breakfast.
  • Twin-sharing failing dormitory accommodation in the best available guesthouse lodges while trekking.
  • Three-time meals a day followed by tea/coffee on trekking.
  • A complimentary farewell dinner after your trek completes with a cultural show.
  • Experienced local English-speaking guide throughout the trek with his salary, equipment, meals, and insurance.
  • Required number of porters to carry your luggage with his salary, equipment, meals, and insurance. (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Necessary trekking permits, detailed pre-trip meetings, and comprehensive first-aid kit.

Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare and visa fees.
  • Lunch and dinner wishlist in Kathmandu.
  • Your travel insurance covers emergency rescue and evacuation.
  • Personal trekking gear, personal expenses, bar bills, telephone, wifi in lodges, hot water, hot shower, and beverages.
  • Any kind of extra expenses occur due to unforeseen situations like flight cancellation, natural calamities, or political disturbances)
  • Tips for trekking crew (not mandatory but highly appreciated)
What is the new Covid-19 policy for traveling to Nepal?

Nepal is fully open without any restrictions. Nepal Government has issued a new advisory regarding travel restrictions on 01 March 2022 rescinding all previously issued restrictions. No need for quarantine to enter Nepal. The following criteria should have to be followed while traveling to Nepal:
1) Travelers must show documents regarding the last dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to Nepal’s arrival. If you are not vaccinated or partially vaccinated, you must bring a negative PCR/RT result, checked not more than 72 hours prior to your arrival.
2) The government of Nepal has removed the compulsion of PCR tests while traveling to Nepal, however, re-confirm with any other country you enter for transit.
3) You need a Covid-19 Crisis Management Coordination (CCMC) generated QR Code. You can either print the bar code or take a screenshot, and keep it safe while traveling to Nepal.

Can I get on arrival visa in Nepal?

On-arrival visa also called tourist visas facilitates multiple entries. One can get Tourist visas (On arrival visas) at TIA or any surface Entry/Exit Points established under the Department of Immigration.

Is this trip for me? How fit do I have to be for this trek?

This trek is suitable for every traveler with average health conditions. You need to be moderately fit, thus no previous experience is required for this trek. Lightweight training like swimming, jogging, cycling, etc comes very handy. It is recommended to hike at least 2 hours a day can really build stamina and increase the lung capacity which you are going to need while hiking at a higher altitude. Also, we suggest you consult with your physician before traveling if you have any medical conditions.

What extra documents do I need?

Please bring a copy of your travel insurance, three passport-sized photos, and a copy of your passport.

Will somebody come to pick me up at the Airport upon my arrival?

Yes, a professional and experienced representative from High Altitude Nomads will be at the airport. He/she will greet you and transfer you to your hotel.

What kind of accommodation can I expect in this trip?

We will provide a nice 3-star centrally located hotel for your accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast included. While trekking, we use the best possible teahouse lodges providing basic accommodation and meals. We will provide single/ double rooms, occasionally dormitory rooms. We suggest bringing your own sleeping bag for trekking.

What kind of meals is available during our trek?

Nowadays food menus in teahouse lodges have developed and provided a wide range of eateries to hungry trekkers. The local items as Dal, Bhat (lentils, rice, curry, pickle), momos (Tibetan-style dumplings filled with veg, chicken, buff, or cheese), noodle soup, American-style breakfast with tea or coffee, cold drinks, hot beverages, and much more.

Is it a problem, if I am a vegetarian?

Mostly the teahouse serves vegetarian meals, which is also good for you while trekking in the mountain. We recommend consuming vegetarian foods to avoid food poisoning.

What about safety and security while trekking?

One has to take proper care of their belongings and ensure every personal possession is secure. It is important to secure your belongings, especially when you are sharing a room with another trekker.

What mode of transportation is used in this tour?

We use comfortable, private air-conditioned tourist vehicles for our entire tours. We have an exciting range of fleets for the transportation of our valued guests. We are just starting our initiative of sustainable tourism by using electric vehicles where able it is possible.

What is the usual group size for this tour ?

We believe in a small group tour. Every group consists of a minimum of 2 and not more than 10.

When is the best time to visit Nepal?

The best times to travel to Nepal for any kind of tour are Spring (March to June) and Autumn (September to November). The clear skies and sunny day with the best mountain view makes this time most favorable for all kind of tours, trekking, and expedition-related programs.

Is your staff insured?

Yes, all our trekking crew including guides, cooks, Sherpas, and porters are well insured.

Is Altitude Sickness a risk in Nepal?

According to Medical News Today – Altitude sickness occurs when a person travels to a high altitude without gradually acclimatizing. It is most prevalent at 8,000 feet or higher and results from a shortage of oxygen.

The risk of Altitude sickness in Nepal depends on where you are going. Most of the cultural and historical sites in Nepal lie between 800-1600 meters and the National park in the terai region is even lower. This means you are not going to get any Altitude sickness in this area.

The possibility of altitude sickness arises if you are trekking to mountains above 2000-2500 meters. Even though good preparations, enough acclimatizations, proper diet, and moving gently can be really effective.

What if I fall sick while trekking?

Your safety is our foremost priority. Our professional guides will be at your disposal 24/7 throughout your trip. Our every trekking staff are well trained in emergencies in mountains. Our staff will be well equipped with the necessary first-aid kit. In any emergencies, our guide will keep us updated and if needed we shall arrange an emergency evacuation as soon as possible.

Can I charge my gadgets in the trek?

You can get this facility at guesthouse lodges by paying an extra charge.

How long do we walk each day trekking?

Most of the trekking days in the Himalayas need 6-7 hours of walking. It includes a number of breaks and stopping for lunch somewhere along your trekking route. Our itinerary is designed to make your daily walk shorter as the altitude rises, helping your body to acclimatize.

On the major day of trekking or while crossing high-mountain passes, we might need to walk for 10-12 hours depending on our speed of walking.

Do I have to carry my own luggage on trekking?

Normally our cost includes a porter to carry your luggage. Porters typically carry 20-25 kg on teahouse trekking and 25-30 kg on a camping trek. We recommend you carry your most needed items, fragile items yourself. For shorter treks (2-3 days), you can take the most necessary items in your backpack (carry yourself) and just have a guide.

What is the ratio of guides and porters in each group?

Normally we use one guide for guests up to 5 pax. For more than 5, there will be an assistant guide at your disposal. For every two people, there will be 1 porter, and the ratio of trekkers and porters be 2 trekkers:1 porter.

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Manaslu Circuit Trek