Trip Overview of Manaslu Circuit Trek
Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of the difficult and fewer travel treks in Nepal. The round Manaslu Trek will give us more adventurers in the high alpine journey. Opened in 1992, this location gives an aggregate of the vibrant way of life history: unsurpassed splendor, and natural variety. Moreover, trekking around these areas is a unique opportunity to experience a reasonably “untouched” region of Nepal. In addition to that, it also provides a chance to witness super beauty along the border of Nepal and China.
Manaslu Circuit Trek is genuinely one of the excellent treks in Nepal. Firstly, it is the trek of remarkable ethnic and scenic ranges and secondly breathtaking perspectives snowy mountains. Besides them, some other mountains are Mt. Himalchuli, Mt. Ganesh Himal, Mt. Manaslu (eight,163m) itself, and different elevations. About ten peaks of over 6500 meters are in this region.
Similarly, vising the Manaslu Conservation Area give us the best experience on this trek. It is also rich in precious kinds of flora and fauna. Furthermore, it is a habitat of plant life of all ecological regions. Despite receiving fewer tourists than any other trekking area. the Manaslu circuit Trek is getting popularity day by day than ever before. The spectacular mixture of the typical Nepali culture. The slight influence of the Tibetan, lifestyle makes it enjoyable for outside visitors. Therefore. they get amazed to see and feel the unique ethnicity.
Manaslu Circuit Trek is a less travel trekking route. The area to the east of the Annapurna is the peaks of the Manaslu group. Few trekkers trek to this area, which visits here all the more unique and unspoiled. River Budi Gandaki in the east and River Marshyangdi to the west borders this area. Two cultural highlights — Gorkha, which is the ancestral seat of the reigning Shah dynasty, and the temple of Manakamana mark significance to this place.
Manaslu Base Camp Trek
Manaslu Base Camp trek area lies in the central-eastern region of Nepal and knows as a Tamang cultural tour trekking. In some parts, we will trek via the Ganesh Himal massif which is also the best remote route. It is named after the Hindu god of good fortune, the Ganesh. Manaslu circuit trek Ganesh Himal Trekking route offers spectaculars views, untouched natural splendor, wild and friendly inhabitants, The high valleys north of the Ganesh range on the Tibetan border are much more away from the trekkers.
This is one of the legendary “ Hidden Valleys ” of the Himalayas, guarded by a three-tiered pagoda set on a rocky steep-sided gorge to pine forest and alpine meadows leading to a massive glacier below the snow-capped peaks.
During the Manaslu Round Trek, you can observe the different ways of life culture and able to contact with rural people in the small villages. We will start the trail from Kathmandu and goes to the Trishuli upper valley landscapes. Also, you will be witnessing the panoramic views of many majestic mountains, not tiring to see the smiling faces of native people from the villages and sometimes walking by the bank of rivers in continuation of the trail. You will have the opportunity to visit the inhabitants of these areas, who live in the flat-roofed fortress-like village in this remote village. The journey around these legendary mountains is among the most enjoyable, though severe.
Manaslu trek region is not only famous for the natural beauty but also for the places of cultural and religious significance. You can find various temples and monuments that reflect the beliefs and values of local people. Visiting such places will give positive energy and a good time on the trek as well.
Manaslu Circuit Trek Cost
The cost for the Manaslu circuit trek is a little more than the Annapuran round trek as Manaslu is in restricted areas and the permit fees are expensive. The permit fees from September to over is USD 100 for the first week and after USD 15 per day. We need the Manaslu Conservation fee and Annapurna conservation fees also on top of that, however, if you travel from December to August the cost is lower than USD 75 for the first week and after USD 10 per day.
The transportation makes the cost big different, the local bus would cost about US 10 if we travel by private jeep will come from USD 150 to USD 200. If you are in a group Jeep are also good options as it is a more comfortable means of transport. to make your travel easy and hassle-free you can book our full board Manaslu trek USD 1730 per person and we need a minimum of 2 people for this cost, to make a special permit also we need 2 people.
Since the walking in the Manaslu circuit trek region originate at around 1,000 meters and reach as high as 5250 meters. Moreover, the trekkers will see a wide range of flora typical of the middle hills and alpine regions of Nepal. You can find various rare plant species around here like pine, rhododendron; wildlife includes barking deer, pika, and Himalayan marmots. Furthermore, you can also get the sight of various birds like Birds Pheasant, raven, and chough. The best time to travel here is in Autumn and Spring months Along with that, camping Trekking is suggested in this area.
1. Stunning views of sacred mountains
2. Familiarity with various ethnic and cultural groups
3. One of the best places for photography
4. Favorable climatic conditions
5. Exciting natural views
6. Rarest Flora and fauna
7. Amazing route filled with natural beauty and landscape
Manaslu Round Trek
Nepal is a country full of hiking and trekking experience. Trekking places of Nepal like Manaslu round, Everest base camp, and many others are famous around the world. This region is also composed of variations on scenic and cultural beauty. You can get a breathtaking view of Mount Manaslu which is situated at an altitude of 8163 meters. This is once in a lifetime experience. It is also the eighth highest mountain in the world. Manaslu region was sealed earlier but since 1991. The route consists of the off beaten and less explored trekking trails.
To conserve the fragile natural and cultural heritage of Manaslu trekking, the Manaslu conservation area was established in 1998. Get ready to be amazed by the fascinating views of Simrang, Mt. Manaslu, Hiunchuli, Ngadi, Ganesh Himal, and Larke Peak.
During the Manaslu circuit trek, we will visit The area of the Manaslu conservation area. Under this area, there are more than 8 types of the forest where endangered animals and birds like snow leopard, Himalayan Thar, and Blue Sheep are found. The attraction of this trek is Larke La Pass which is also the highest point of this trek, From there you can get a magnificent view of the high snow peak mountain. You will also get a glance at Cheo Himal, Ratna Chuli, Kangaroo Himal, and Annapurna Range. The best time to trek Manaslu trek is spring (March, April, and May) and autumn (September, October, and November). You will be mesmerized by the beautiful hidden valleys of the Manaslu region.
Manaslu trek 14 days package
Manaslu circuit trek will reward the adventurous with an unparalleled alpine experience. Opened in 1992, We can offer a short 14 days itinerary also with a combination of rich cultural heritage. With its unsurpassed beauty, and biological diversity. The mountaineering expeditions have had long access to this area. Manaslu (8156m) mountain is the 8th highest peak in the world located near the border of Nepal and Tibet. Because of being a restricted area for trekking Manaslu region trekking is relatively virgin. This is another populated trekking trail of Nepal like Annapurna and Everest Trekking.
The journey short Manaslu 14 days package is enjoyable and tough. We can start from the town of Soti Khola to make it shorter and ascend the impressive gorge of the Burhi Gandaki with the spectacular views of snow-covered peaks over 6500m towers. The descent takes us through alpine then tropical areas. The rocky trail goes up and down through a large stand of nettles, passes tropical waterfalls from Labu Besi to Doban. Manaslu Circuit trek involves crossing Rupina La pass, Larke La pass (5105m), and Samagompa which feels to be tough but worthy for the real pleasure of trekking.
Manaslu Circuit Trek 10 days
Manaslu Circuit short Trek 10 days is challenging trekking in Manaslu regions. this short trek gives trekkers the to explore the biodiversity and rich global heritage of the area. The Manaslu circuit 10 days itinerary starts from Kathmandu and drives to Soti Khola and will end at Besisahar. The trek provides stunning views of Mount Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Everest, Annapurna, and many more. The route takes us walking through the Tibetan Buddhist and authentic Hindu styles villages. During this trek, we will reach the highest point of the trek at Larkya Pass. It sits at a height of 5213 meters. It is one of the most dramatic passes that cross the mountains.
Itinerary for Manaslu Circuit Trek 10 Days
Day 01: Early morning from Kathmandu Drive to Soti Khola (8-9 hours, 710m)
Day 02: Soti Khola Trek to Machha Khola (6-7 hours, 900m)
Day 03: Machha Khola hiking to Jagat (6-7 hours, 1410m)
Day 04: Jagat hike to Deng (6-7 hours, 1804m)
Day 05: Deng hike to Namrung (6-7 hours, 2630m)
Day 06: Namrung hike to Samagaun (6-7 hours, 3530m)
Day 07: Samagaun trek to Dharmashala (7-8 hours,4460m)
Day 08: Dharamshala trek to Bimtang (8-9 hours, 3270m)
Day 09: Bimtang trek to Dharapani (5-6 hours, 3560m)
Day 10: Drive Back to Kathmandu or Pokhara from Dharapani by jeep or bus (7-8 hours)
Manaslu Trek Route Map
The route map of the Manaslu circuit trek will start from Kathmandu, It goes from Arughat, Soti Khola, Samagaun, and meets the Annapurna circuit trail after Larkya la pass. We can make the short route also now by taking local jeep drive the down part of the treks have road access now. We can make a short 14 days itinerary. Trek in Manaslu is an absolute one with breathtaking views of Mt, Himalchuli, Mt. Ganesh Himal, Mt. Manaslu itself, and other mountains. We can get the best high Mountain views from Larkya Pass. See the Himal Chuli, Manaslu, Cheo Himal, and Himlung Himal mountains. People of the Tsum and Nurbi are unique with the background of the spectacular views of the transparent Manaslu Himalaya.
The Manaslu circuit trek area routes map is full of imminent mountains, passes, deep gorges, hamlets, gompas, Chortens, and mani walls. The descent passes through beautiful alpine meadows at Bimtang, before joining the main Annapurna Circuit route and heading to the trailhead at Besi Sahar. We will end the trek at Dharapapani and trek drive by local vehicle. If you wanted to spend more days you can trek back to Besisahar or can join the famous Annapurna circuit or Narphu valley trek also.
Around Manaslu trek is challenging trekking in the Nepal Himalaya. The regions & villages through of Manaslu trekking are predominantly Buddhist, and the remote areas surrounding Manaslu base camp are amongst Nepal’s most beautiful. During our trek, we have opportunities to explore the verities of ethnic groups, We also explore the religions, culture, spectacular views, flora, and fauna. We can enjoy the amazing views of snow-capped mountain peaks, rocky hills, and the unique culture of the local people. The beautiful landscapes are the bonus points and the major highlights of this Manaslu Rond trekking.
Manaslu Trek Distance
The total distance we need to cover for this Manaslu Circuit trek is 177 kilometers. Depending on your time frame how many days itinerary we will make we need to cover 12 to 18 kilometers in a day. If you will do the short 10 days trek, you need to cover a distance of 15-20 kilometers a day. The distance also differs according to the length of your walking speed, days, and starting point.
Most of the trail path is quite demanding, you might have to walk through uphills and downhills which may be difficult if you are a beginner in trekking. However, if you have already had some trek experience and used to trekking ups and downs, this trek will be easy for you.
Manaslu trek Altitude
Manaslu circuit trek is one of the high pass treks as we will crossing One of the biggest challenges of the Manaslu Circuit trek is crossing the Larkya La Pass which is at an altitude of 5213 meters. Which is one of the biggest challenges for this region. While you are in a higher place the trek becomes more difficult and you may face some difficulties also As you move to a high altitude, the amount of oxygen in the air becomes thin. It’s also quite hard to breathing and we suggest you walk slowly at a high altitude. This may also result in altitude sickness. It is always advisable to descend to a lower altitude if you feel any of such problems.
How is the Weather in Manaslu Circuit trek
The weather and temperatures of this region trek depend on which time of the year are you trekking. Manaslu Circuit trek routes become harder during winter and monsoon season. While we are hiking in the wintertime, the trails may also be covered with snow and hard to cross the Larke la pass. The Monsoon time also not that favorable for trekking as the routes to the Manaslu Circuit is usually muddy and slippery. The best time for the trek in Manaslu regions is int he So, to avoid during autumn and spring where the weather is a good, clear sky and stunning views, wherein Spring the flowers are looking and temperatures are not that cold.
Manaslu circuit and tsum valley trek
It’s a human tendency to relish newer things that are authentic by nature. Such wonders are deliberately provided by the course, which is also known as the Manaslu Circuit and Tsum valley trek. If you have 2 and a half weeks we can combine both famous trek route with Tsum valley. It’s a teahouse trekking route and is quite comfortable than other routes. Specifically, trekking in the Manaslu regions is difficult, and climbing mountain peaks in the region is a strenuous trip grade. However, it’s the only region nowadays getting popular after the Everest Himalayan Range.
The beautiful Mount Manaslu is the eighth highest mountain in the world with 8,163 meters / 26,781 feet of altitude. Around Manaslu and Tsum valley region is breathtaking when actually immersed, but less appealing when described in words. The catalog gets really extensive if all the alluring places in the country are listing down. Nepal is considering truly fortunate for being blessed with such treasures in unmatched geography. Travelers from all around the globe have been known to admire the country for genuine reasons. They have already enjoyed nature in Nepal, and have left positive reviews so that upcoming visitors may know where true beauty really lies.
Manaslu Larkya La pass Trek
The journey around the short Manaslu circuit trek region’s legendary mountains is enjoyable and challenging. For instance, it includes places like Gorkha Budi Gandaki Valley River; we will be crossing the snowbound Larkya La pass (5213m) and snow-filled peaks over 6500m towers. The descent takes us through alpine then tropical areas, bursting with ferns, bamboo, pine timber, waterfalls, and aqua-blue-green lakes.
Along with that, laced cotton-white beaches cover the entire route. We pass via the exciting and one of a kind Buddhist village of Samagaon, Sirdibas, and Samdo and pass the numb valley to descend to Marsyangdi valley in the Annapurna round path wherein this trekking leads to Besisahar.
The area is less traveled and falls under the restricted area in Nepal. As a result, the trek takes you to surprising places like Macchakhola(930m), Philim(1570m), Ghap(2050m), and Lho(3180m). Along with that it also covers Namrung(2660m), Samagaun(3525m), Samdo(3690m), Dharmasala(4470m), Larke La(5160m) and beautiful Bhimtang(3800m). The trekkers are welcoming with warm air and beautiful flower.
Manaslu circuit trek with Annapurna Circuit
Manaslu circuit trek encircles the whole Manaslu massif supplies and at the end part, we will meet at Annapurna circuit trail. The route also explores the entire variety of Nepal’s herbal and cultural variations. Manaslu circuit trek is amply rewarding with the enthralling environment and fascinating cultures and traditions of the primitive population of this region.
Manaslu circuit trek with Annapurna circuit covers Hindu center hills to the Tibetan high country dwellers. Furthermore, the superb mountain scenery of high Himal and surrounding peaks makes this place even more exciting. This amazing trek must be on your bucket list. Consequently, this trek presents a cost-friendly, exciting, and fantastic spot for a real adventure.
Along with that, it combines all the aspects of the most valued destination country, Nepal. It will introduce you to the sacred mountains, amazing views, warm hospitality, and culture of the Nepalese people. Manaslu circuit trek will be the most unforgettable trip for you.
Manaslu Circuit Trek Itinerary
While you are doing the Manaslu circuit trek and tour and wanted to make your own itinerary. Our team of expert tour consultants can arrange a tailor-made itinerary to suit your interests, time, and budget. Out trip itinerary on our webpage can adjust to more closely meet your specific interests and requirements. We are running tailor-made trekking in the Manaslu which fulfills every aspect. You can make your own private departure date.
Tailor-made trekking holidays itinerary can be created upon your interest and request. Being very flexible, we would be happy to go through your suggested idea to design the perfect tour itinerary for you. We do offer some flexibility and you can add extra days or extensions to either end of the tour as well as various options during the main itinerary itself. Our travel consultants will then build a tailor-made itinerary for you, perhaps adding in some of their own suggestions, and taking into account practicalities on the ground about driving times, trekking routes, etc.
Just let us know your travel days, interest, and plans and we will work with you and help you to realize your ideal vacation ensuring safety, quality, and a fantastic adventure travel experience.
Staying in the best of health on the Manaslu Trek
While you are on the Manaslu circuit trek the first thing you can always take on priority is how to staying fit throughout the journey. Here are a few tips
1.Keep hydrated! Drink plenty of safe water
Trekking in the mountains in the dry area we are losing moisture. Humidity is lower at higher altitudes. And High altitude can also make you need to urinate more often and can blunt your thirst response, you lose water through respiration at a high altitude twice as quickly as you do at sea level. Even sleeping we are dehydrating! When dehydrated you will feel very thirsty. Have Dry mouth. Urinating and sweating less than usual. Dark-colored urine.Dry skin. Feeling tired and dizzy.
How to away from dehydrated
Drinking enough water will protect you from altitude illness for the Manaslu circuit trek. Staying hydrated is important at altitude surprise, drinking water is most often the best and cheapest way to stay hydrated and rehydrate. Furthermore, the Water contains no added sugars or calories so it is ideal to drink throughout the day or specifically when you need to rehydrate.
So drink at least 3/4 little of water during your Manaslu circuit trek, Get hydrated, feel energized for your Langtang valley trek.
Regular cleaning of your hands gets you halfway there to being healthy for your Manaslu circuit trek. The most common way to get bugs (bacteria, protozoa) into your system is on your hands. When you picking up food, touching your face, unwrapping food with dirty hands can lead to stomach upsets. Use a hand sanitizer and/or soap and water before eating any food, after the toilet stops clean your hands. Don’t use towels in public washrooms. Try to avoid touching your face. And always clean hands after using the toilet. Buy yourself the small bottles of sanitizer and purchase a clip that goes over the lid so you can hang this from your pants, belt, or backpack.
3. Use buff/scarf over your mouth during the trek
A Buff is a surprisingly useful item to take in your kit bag during your Manaslu circuit trek. The main purpose of it is to bandana’s main purpose is usually to protect its wearer from the sun or to assist with absorbing sweat. This moisture and helps to reduce the dryness of air you breathe in. It is very useful to keeps the dust-out. Scarves are quite versatile. you can use it as a towel or pillow also or wrap it over your eyes to block out the light, allowing you to sleep beyond sunrise. Scarves are quite versatile. You can wrap it over your eyes to block out the light, allowing you to sleep beyond sunrise.
The sun is very strung during the daytime of Manaslu circuit trek so the UVA and UVB rays will penetrate much more in the high altitude thin air. So It is important to use high SPF sunscreen on high altitudes to get complete protection from the harmful sun rays. You must use a sunscreen of SPF 40 or higher to protect your skin from UVA and UVB rays no matter what rating of SPF your cream has, reapply every 2 hours. We suggest you buy a ‘broad-spectrum’ sunscreen blocks out both UVA and UVB rays.
5.Wear a hat
The sun hat is another essential thing during your trekking in Manaslu. It protects your face from the sun rays and helps to reduce the sunburns on your skin. the direct sunshine can pose danger to hiker especially if the skin is very sensitive to direct sun rays. so you a good trekking hat during the day time for the early morning and night time you can get a woolen hat to protect from cold.
6. Careful about what you wear and on your shoes!
Be careful with your trekking shoes for the Manaslu circuit trek, some time it can get blisters. Stop and prevent that blister from forming. Get the trekking boot with a good which has ankle support, plenty of toe room for long descents. the light shoes with a slightly stiff sole make it easy to lift your boot up. Thick trekking socks are better for higher up and cool evenings and get 2/3 pairs of it. for down part of the Manaslu circuit trek, you can use thin walking socks. Wear the proper warm clothing before you get too cold. If you feel any problem and difficulty stop and rest tell your guide.
Acclimatization in Manaslu round Trek
If you are trekking above 3000m height in the mountains you need to acclimatize. While you arrive above 3000m it is better to spend time at high elevations before you go more altitude. during our Manaslu circuit trek, we will trek above 5000m so it is very important to have a rest day.
it is crucial to allow your body to adjust to the new environment. You can take one day’s rest once you arrive at your destination to acclimatize. Go on shorter day hikes, walk around colorful sites are advisable. Acclimatization means not only resting it is the process of how your body reacts so you can go day trip to a higher altitude and come down to sleep.
As you reach high elevations, air pressure drops. Oxygen molecules have more room to spread out in the air. With each breath you take in, you’ll be receiving less oxygen than you would at sea level. If you don’t take time to acclimatize before a hiking trip properly, you’ll be at higher risk for altitude sickness. The higher in elevation you go, the greater the risk. Acclimatization is a slow and necessary process that takes time: altitude sickness does not discriminate by fitness, age, or experience level for the Manaslu circuit trek.
Accommodation during the Manaslu Circuit Trek
Manaslu Circuit treks one of the best tea house treks in Nepal and is a great and good alternative to the Annapurna round trek. The tea house trek is more preferable trekking as it is easy and we can get more facilities there. The accommodation during the Nepal trekking is lodges and tea houses run by local families. Mostly, you will find a twin-sharing room and a common toilet. In a room, you will find two beds with mattresses, mattress cover, and pillows.
They sell the room in twin sharing but if you want in the lower part with extra charges. When you are at a high altitude it is may not be possible as they have only a few lodges. The room is basic and no heating system in the room. However, there will be a common heater in the dining area where you will mostly relax. You will need to bring a sleeping bag (- 20 degrees and with extra liner is normally enough), and the lodge will lend you a blanket if needed. The lodges generally have showers that are powered by gas. The bathroom is pan or infamous ‘drop’ toilets, Although in the lower area of the lodges now have a western toilet also.
Packing list Manaslu round trek
The Manaslu circuit trek is a long and high altitude trek so we need to pack accordingly. The main thing to remember is you need enough warm clothing for this trek. The total luggage you can make is 15 kg for our porter per person. Porter carries 30 kg total. You can use our duffle bag if you don’t have or if you have more luggage you can store it in a Kathmandu hotel. you need a small day pack to carry your daily usage items such as water, camera, sun lotions, and extra layers.
- Trekking or hiking boots with good ankle support and a nice sole.
- Rucksack or duffle bag for a porter
- Good sleeping bag with -20 degree celsius and sleeping bag liner
- Base layers of light, wicking material (Long & Short sleeve)
- Mid layer shirt or light fleece
- Mountain fleece/light Primaloft or down jacket
- Waterproof jacket and trousers (lightweight)
- Shorts 2 pair for the lower part of the trek
- Trekking Socks Wool socks (bring a few pairs of varying thickness)
- Three-quarter length or full-length trekking trousers (mid-weight)
- The thermal inner base layer
- Warm gloves and hat
- Good quality sunglasses
- Sunblock and lip salve
- Sunhat, and woolen cap for the night
- Trekking poles/sticks
- 2 Drinking-Water Bottle (1 liter) – the bottle will be filled each day
- Water purification tablets/iodine
- Small first aid kit e.g. plasters, paracetamol, antiseptic wipes, etc
- extra clothes and trainers after, this is helpful while you make an evening walk from the lodge.
- Flashlight, with spare batteries
- Besides, it’s useful to have a pair of training/approaches or other comfortable shoes for walking around the city.
Some additional items
- Crampons if you are trekking in the winter
- Hand Sanitizer
- Face/Body Wipes
- Small Locks
- Portable Charger
- Biodegradable bar soap
- Face/body wipes
- Biodegradable washing liquid
- Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, floss, etc.)
- Extra passport photos and photocopies of your passport
Transportation on the trek
During the Manaslu circuit trek, you can use a local bus, local sharing jeep vs Private Landcruiser. Above the Himalaya, trekking is always careful to choose the best transport options available for your travel period. We choose the transport means as per your package itinerary and budget also. For the Manaslu Circuit trek there are 2 types of transportation, The local bus and sharing local jeep is most of the trekkers using way but the drive is not that comfortable, It is included in our trekking package. The bus stops in many places and arrives at Dhunche in the evening. For your comfort and easy travel, you can take a private LandCruiser at an extra cost. It is cleaner, drive fast and you can stop wherever you like on the way.
Manaslu Trek Nepal Guide
Manaslu Circuit trek Nepal requires a Government license holder guide and you need to do your trek with Government registered trekking company. As it is in the restricted area so you need to make a special trekking permit. Above The Himalaya, trekking will help you to get a permit and provide you best local guide for the trek. While you are on the trail, it’s always a good idea to use a local guide and porter and support the local economy. Your guide has a Government license got training on different training courses including altitude and first aid which help them provide better services.
Manaslu Trek Nepal is not allowable with an Independent trekking Guide for individuals trekkers without register a trekking agency. Book your holiday with us As We lead this trekking locally guide and porters with good equipment and full insurance coverage team.
Manaslu Circuit Trek - Trip Info
Duration: 18 Days
Max. Altitude: Larkya Pass (5213m/17103ft)
Trek Grade: Difficult
Best Travel Time: March to May and Sept to November are the best time to do this trekking
Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu & basic local guest house during trek
Duration: 18 Days from Arrival to Departure.
Trek Grade: Difficult
Manaslu circuit trek is difficult to grade treks which are 5 to 7 hours walking each day one or two days are a little longer too and some days are shorter. The trails are mixed starting part is well- marked and wide and the upper part is mostly less well-traveled, rockier underfoot, and steeper. we are making an acclimatization day in our difficult trek after trekking3,4 days. The difficult trek goes up to 5500m in height.
This is the zone of less oxygen and our bodies start to notice and adjust to the reduced air pressure (and therefore reduced availability of oxygen) We ask that you have a good level of fitness and stamina: if you’re comfortable going on multi-day walks in mountainous terrain in your home country you swim, cycle, run or take a fitness class a couple of times a week you should find this trek within your means. You don’t need to be an experienced trekker to enjoy this trip but you should feel very comfortable hiking in the mountains,. The chances of altitude sickness are high on this trek so you need to trek slowly and drink plenty of water and carry enough warm clothing.
Trekking Dates: You can do this trek on any date. The best time is Feb, March, April, May, June, Sept, Oct, November, and December for a group of 2 to 12 people. the rainy season is not that good for the trek as the views are not great and sometimes landslides can happen.
Equipment Renting and buying: We advise you to bring all of your clothing and gear from home, however, in Kathmandu, there are many shops to buy and rent trek related equipment.
Your trekking luggage: You will have 1 porter for 2 trekkers basis to carry your luggage. the maximum weight per trekker is 15 kg, including your sleeping bag, and down jacket; other items not required on a trek can be stored in our office or your hotel in Kathmandu or Pokhara.
Transportation: Local bus, Local Jeep, flight from Jomsom.
Equipment Renting and buying: We advise you to bring all of your clothing and gear from home, however, in Kathmandu, there are many shops to buy and rent trek related equipment. We advise you to bring all of your clothing and gear from home, however, in Kathmandu, there are many shops to buy and rent trek related equipment.
Your trekking luggage: You will have 1 porter for 2 trekkers basis to carry your luggage. the maximum weight per trekkers is 15 kg as we never overload our porters. however, you only carry your valuables in your backpack., including your sleeping bag, and down jacket; other items not required on a trek can be stored in our office or your hotel in Kathmandu or Pokhara.
Your Trek Leader and Support staff
Your Manaslu circuit trek is leading by or experience trekking guide and porter who are joining you from Kathmandu. All of our guides have trained for and attained a Trekking Guide license provided by the Government. The license exam is organized by TAAN and Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management (NATHAM) every year. They have vast knowledge about the trekking trails and kinds of medical treatments and emergency services of first aids, altitude sickness, and other relevant issues. Your belongings will be safely taken by our Porter, making your walk easy, more pleasant, and comfortable. Our porter will carry a maximum of 30 kg in total for 2 trekkers’ bag. If you have any extra weight, We suggest you hire another porter and will cost extra cost.
Passport and Visa info
First, be sure you have a valid passport with at least 6 months’ validity from the return date. You can obtain visas for Nepal from the Nepalese Consulate in your country or upon arrival at Kathmandu Airport. USD 30 or equivalent convertible currency for 15 days for single/multiple entries. If you get a visa for 30 days It is USD 50 or equivalent convertible currency. USD 125 or equivalent convertible currency for 90 days for single/multiple entries
You can get a Nepal visa before arrival from the Nepalese Embassy in your home country. Likewise, you can easily get an upon arrival visa at Kathmandu airport and other different borders from Nepal.
We find that most travelers find themselves in difficulty as sometimes; they don’t carry money to get a visa at the time of their arrival. There is no ATM inside the visa section. Though there is a provision of ATM outside, it is more likely that sometimes it doesn’t work. So, for your comfort, we recommend you bring the cash US$ to get them on arrival visa.
Money Exchange for the trek
For your needed extra personal expenses to Manaslu circuit trek, you need Nepali rupees. Nepal banknotes that come in Rupees, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 250, 500, 1000 denominations. Coins come in Rupees 1, 2, 5, and 10 denominations. Foreign currencies must be exchanged only through banks or authorized money exchangers. The receipts of such transactions are to be obtained and retained. Visitors can exchange foreign currency at the foreign exchange counter at the airport upon arrival too, Although their rates are quite low so better you can exchange in the city.
You can also get money from ATMs there are many in the city and it allows you a maximum of 40,000 per day. Visitors other than the Indian nationals have to make the payment in foreign currency (non-Indian currency) in the hotel. It also applies to book your trekking and tour. During the Manaslu circuit trek, you need local Nepali rupees for your extra expenses. So you can carry enough amount for the trek there are no ATM facilities along the way except Dhunche.
Note: Most of the Bank and Money changers in Nepal will not accept old foreign currency notes, torn, or faded. Please ensure that you have new, clean notes
How is food in the Manaslu circuit trek?
During our Manaslu round trek, we will eat at the local guest house. We will include your daily meals on our package, which covers your breakfast, lunch, and dinner. All the guest houses have a menu that is fixed by a National park or conservation area project. There are local to international hygienic food choices.
You will eat at the same tea house where you stay. To be vegetarian is better in high altitude and remote areas. The meet items are carried in a long way, so not fresh. The typical Nepali food is Dal Bhat ( Rice lentil, mixed vegetable curry, and pickle)
For breakfast, you will have a choice of pancakes (plain, apple, cinnamon, lemon, etc.) served with peanut butter or honey; porridge; egg items (scrambled, boiled, fried, omelet); bread (toast, chapatti). Lunch and dinner try Nepali food, They will also serve pasta, pizza, garlic soup, momos, curry, macaroni, and other rice and noodle-based dishes are served.
Drinking water during Manaslu circuit trek
In your Manaslu circuit trek, We suggest you at least drink 3/4 liters of water per day while you are on the trail. While bottled mineral water can be purchased all over Kathmandu and along popular trekking trails, plastic water bottles are a significant problem in Nepal’s mountain areas. So instead of relying on bottled water, travelers should instead purify their water.
Get the water purification iodine or tablets. They are small, cheap, and light to carry, another better way is to get water filters they are low to carry and easy to use. You can bring two reusable water bottles. So that you always have one bottle to drink from, while the water in your other bottle is being purified.
Showers and electricity – Most of the tea houses in the Manaslu circuit short trek have a solar hot shower and have cold showers available. Few of them have gas Guizar or electricity hot shower. Few places every charge the cost for hot showers for the extra cost of around USD 3 to 4. Electricity is usually available in most parts of the route with hydropower, you can charge your battery for camera and phone, normally they charge an extra cost of about USD 1 to 2 for full battery charging.
Manaslu circuit trek group size
We need a minimum of 2 people for the Manaslu Circuit trek, However, our group sizes are quite small and from 2 people to 10. We always make a small group to reduce the impact on the environment and to enable us to provide a more personal service. The maximum group size on most of our treks/tours is 12 and the minimum group size is 2. if you are a single traveler we also operate a private solo trip for you. After the COVID 19 pandemic, we are now making our trekking group size a 10-person limit, this also makes it easy to provide you the best service and look after all of you from your trekking guide and porter. So any number are you are don’t matter you can book your trip with us we are happy to run the best holiday for you.
Health and Fitness: The main things to trek in the Manaslu circuit in Nepal need your positive thinking and you need to able to walk 5/6 hours in the rocky trail. You can be fit for the trek before you arrive here by doing small exercises in your home country. The more stamina you built up is easier to trek for Nar Phu valley. To boost your stamina you can do running, cycling, Zumba, or some yoga practices. You will be walking 5 to 7 hours a day during the so be prepare for your legs. The best exercise you can do in-home is squats and lunges.
Altitude sickness: Our entire Manaslu circuit trek itinerary is designed to climb slowly to prevent altitude sickness. When we ascend above 2500 meters, our bodies have to acclimatize to the decreasing amount of oxygen available. The early symptoms are a headache, extreme fatigue, and loss of appetite. The only cure for Acute Mountain Sickness is to descend. When we climb slowly, avoid alcohol during your trek, eat crabs food, drink ¾ liters of water daily will help you.
Communication during Manaslu trek
In Manaslu circuit trek the use of internet service will be available at the lodges with some extra service charge. while you are on the trek there are telephones facilities in many villages. You can make international calls and most of the places have wifi facilities. Now You can contact your family and friends via the lodges. Our guide has a cellular phone and We’ll communicate with them frequently to know the trek and your health. Furthermore, we are making sure to make sure you’re fine, safe, feel right, and have everything up there. Also, the easy way now is you can get the local sim card on arrival at the airport which has a 4g/3g network in most of the routes. Now Most of the places in the trekking route have wifi service available Normally Wi-Fi works for most of the trek in lodge/lodges which will be provided with a minimal fee or someplace have free.
Travel rescue Insurance
We suggest you have a full travel insurance package that covers medical, personal accident, emergency evacuation, furthermore, it should also include, trip cancellation, loss of gears, natural calamity, theft of or damage to baggage, etc. While you trek in the high altitude some time you get illnesses, small injured, or get sick. If you will get any problem and get ill or injured during your trek, Above the Himalaya trekking will taking care of you and in an emergency, we will rescue you.
If small injuries and health problems and altitude sickness are getting during the trek. Our staff will descend to you immediately. For the more serious medical issues, emergency Above the Himalaya trekking company will arrange a helicopter rescues for you.
We need a guarantee of payment from your Insurance company or a cash deposit or a promise in Kathmandu. While you are trekking with Above The Himalaya Trekking, we will arrange the travel rescue insurance and initial payments. We will claim a refund from your insurance company again. Make sure when you buy the insurance it should cover bother rescue and medical assistance. We suggest you giving your full insurance information while you book your trip with us. For an emergency case, this will help us to arrange a quick and effective rescue operation and get emergency medical help.
Manaslu round trek Package Cost:
Manaslu round trek cost depends on your group size how you travel by bus or private car and your trekking staff. Our package includes a trekking guide, porter, transportation by private car. It also includes the necessary trekking permits, accommodation meals, all service charges, and taxes. You can do the half board package also just hiring a guide, porter, get permits. for your meals and accommodation during the trek, you can pay by yourself also. You can browse these pages more for detailed prices and trip dates.
In the hospitality industry of Nepal, the workers except for some tips while you are in your tour or Trekking
While you are on the tour and trekking, you can tip the guide and porter. Normally, people tip 10% of their payable amount. If you have booked the full board package for your trekking and tour. but if you just hire guide and porter service you can tip differently like a per day calculation basis.
We don’t suggest tipping while you have something to eat at the restaurant as they have already taken a 10% service charge, and 13% Government Taxes. However, while you enter the hotel, the bell boy may expect some tipping.
After completing your Manaslu circuit trek, if you have more time you can do different activities in Nepal. You can go to Chitwan National park for a Jungle safari tour or can do a day Rafting trip. Pokhara is a famous place for different adventure activities like Paragliding, Ultralight flight, Bungy Jump. We can arrange different tours and put these extra activities as optional tours and They are not included in your package cost.
You can arrange these activities with us at a good discounted price. If you need hotel or flight ticket services after the trek we can arrange them at a reasonable cost. you can do the tour in Kathmandu city also or join a 1-hour scenic flight over Mount Everest. Furthermore, we are also offering Tibet and Bhutan tours.