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 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 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 the 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 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. This 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). Our Manaslu Circuit Trek begins from Soti Khola Trek to Machha Khola (6-7 hours, 900m). the next day route goest to Machha Khola hiking to Jagat (6-7 hours, 1410m) and Deng. We will follow the route of Namrung village and trek to Samagaun 3530m height. From here our trek goes to Dharmashala about 7 to 8 hours hiking with 4460m height.
Dharmashala we will go to Larke la pass and enjoy the best view.
For the easy pass, we will start more early in the morning as the trek is longer. Finally, we will arrive at Bimtang at an altitude of 3270m. From Bimthang we will trek down to Dharapani and can drive from here or you can continue trekking. Finally, drive back to Kathmandu from one of the towns as the road access is till Chame now.
Manaslu Trek Route Map
While you are on the trail of the Manaslu Round trek having a good trekking map is essential. Manaslu is a restricted and less travel trekking route in Nepal. The Manaslu circuit trek map provides detailed information and major things insight and clear pictures of the mountains. You can buy a different map for this trek most popular one is the map of The Himalayan Map House, Manaslu circuit Trek map, which can be purchased in Kathmandu trekking store or can buy online also.
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.
With the help of our Manaslu circuit Trek map, you can gain information that is reliable and necessary while choosing your routes.
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.
Around Manaslu trek is challenging trekking in the Nepal Himalaya. The regions & villages through 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 Round trekking.
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.
Why Manaslu Trekking?
1. Moderate Difficulty level
The Manaslu trek is not an extremely difficult trek. So, it does not need any kind of specific knowledge and expertise. You do not need not previous experiences. It is for both beginners and experienced ones as well. And the easier trekking difficulty level makes it easier for the trekkers of any group to join and enjoy the trek.
2. Amazing views
Undoubtedly, the Manaslu trek is famous for its mesmerizing mountain views. The views of stunning mountains just look so perfect and dreamy. You can enjoy the best sunrise view over mountains when the sun shines above them, it makes you feel so heavenly. Enjoy The rays of sun touching the white snow mountains which gives you the best, feeling.
3. Flora and Fauna
Like I already mentioned, during this trek you can also visit the Manaslu Conservation Area. And this is the home of various rare wildlife and plants. So, you get to see different species of plants and wildlife in a completely natural setting.
Another major reason to go on a Manaslu Trekking is its affordability. It is a middle budget destination and now we do a tea house trek so we can make the trek in a cheaper way. So, even if you are in a limited budget setting, you can easily afford this one trek to Manaslu. So, the cost will not a big issue having this amazing experience and blissful memories.
The major costs involved in this are transportation costs, personal expenses, travel insurance, lodging and fooding, and major permit costs. To trek, for this reason, you need to have certain permits. Let us explain all of them including their costs :
Moreover, this trek also presents you with an opportunity to explore the local culture and customs of various ethnic groups. The people like Tamang, Gurungs, etc. live in different villages throughout the trekking routes. This gives you the best opportunity to explore the rural lifestyle and their values as well. If you travel in certain months like October, you can be part of their various major festivals. So, all these things add up to your experience.
How is the Weather in the 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.
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 Manaslu circuit 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 the 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. 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 one 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 a 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 a 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