Manaslu Circuit Trek
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Manaslu Circuit Trek

If you want to trek in Nepal, there are many popular trekking destinations to choose from, and the Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of them. This trek destination is chosen by many nature lovers, so we have created a 16-day Manaslu Circuit Trek that is well managed, professional, and safe for trekkers. Choose us to explore the Manaslu Circuit!

Fact About Trip

Trip Duration:

16 Days

Trekking area:

An ancient salt–trading route along the steep-sided Budhi Gandaki river.

Cost of trekking:

1250

Group Size:

2-16 people

Maximum altitude:

8,163 m

Best Season:

March to May/ September to November

Transportation:

on private vehicle / hired bus

Trekking grade:

Moderate

Trek Start from:

Kathmandu

Trek End at:

Kathmandu

Mode of Trek:

Moderate

Overview of Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu Circuit Trek 16 Days begins with a long drive to Gorkha Bazaar from Kathmandu. The drive is scenic and beautiful. Gorkha is the Kingdom of the late king Prithivi Narayan Shah who united Nepal in a single kingdom. You will get to know the lifestyles and cultures of people living in the Manaslu region along the trials. This region is rich in Flora and faunas. Various species of endangered birds, plants and animals are conserved in this area.  The people of this area are highly influenced by Tibetan Buddhist culture. The Manaslu region offers the best trekking experience during March to May and September to December. 

Among the numbers of trekkers visiting Nepal, Manaslu is visited by only two percent of the total trekkers. Manaslu (8,156m) is the eighth highest mountain in the world and one of the most dangerous mountains with high fatality rate. The region was declared as Manaslu Conservation Area in 1998 in order to conserve the cultural heritages, wild life and natural resources and also to promote the eco tourism to develop the life styles of the local people. Until 1991 the Manaslu region was a restricted area for trekking. The government of Nepal only permitted trekking in Manaslu circuit in 1991.  This trek takes you to the ancient slat trading route from Tibet via Budhi Gandaki River.

Manaslu region borders to Tibet and this is one of the main reasons that this trek requires special permitManaslu Circuit Trek 15 Days offers an amazing trekking experience with wonderful views. En route Manaslu Circuit Trek you can get stunning views of several snow capped peaks including 10 peaks over 6,500 meters and other different peaks over 7,000 meters. The trek takes you to Larkya La pass at an altitude of 5,235 meters which is the highest point of this trek.

 

Embark on an Adventure: Manaslu Circuit Trek - Your Ultimate Commercial Trip

Nestled in the heart of the majestic Himalayas, the Manaslu Circuit Trek stands as a testament to nature's grandeur and unparalleled beauty. This commercial trip promises not just a trekking experience but a journey that immerses you in the diverse landscapes, rich cultural tapestry, and awe-inspiring vistas that define the Manaslu region. Whether you're an avid trekker seeking a challenging adventure or a nature enthusiast yearning for a glimpse into pristine wilderness, the Manaslu Circuit Trek is your gateway to an unforgettable escapade.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Map: Navigating the Unexplored Terrain

One of the key highlights of this trek is the mesmerizing Manaslu Circuit Trek map, which unfolds like a treasure map, revealing a route through uncharted territories. The trail takes you on a captivating journey around the eighth highest mountain in the world, Mount Manaslu, offering breathtaking views and a chance to witness the unique blend of Nepalese and Tibetan cultures.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Cost and Itinerary: Tailored for Every Explorer

Curious about the logistics? Fret not. The Manaslu Circuit Trek is designed with your comfort and budget in mind. Explore various Manaslu Circuit Trek cost and itinerary options to find the perfect fit for your preferences. Whether you opt for a deluxe package with all the amenities or a more budget-friendly choice, the experience promises to be equally enchanting.

Manaslu Circuit Trek in 14 Days: A Perfect Balance of Adventure and Comfort

For those with time constraints, the Manaslu Circuit Trek in 14 days is an ideal choice. This condensed itinerary ensures you cover the most significant highlights without compromising on the immersive experience. From ascending to high altitudes to crossing picturesque villages, every day of this two-week journey unfolds a new chapter in your adventure.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Price: A Value-for-Money Expedition

Wondering about the price? The Manaslu Circuit Trek offers a unique blend of affordability and value. Whether you're a solo traveler or part of a group, the pricing is structured to accommodate various budgets, making this commercial trip accessible to a wide range of trekking enthusiasts.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Distance: A Challenge Worth Undertaking

Covering a distance of approximately insert distance, the trek is a perfect blend of challenge and reward. The diverse terrain, ranging from lush forests to rugged mountain passes, ensures that every step is a step closer to discovering the unparalleled beauty of the Manaslu region.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Best Time: Timing is Everything

Choosing the right time for your trek is crucial, and the Manaslu Circuit Trek offers distinct seasons, each with its own charm. Discover the best time to embark on this adventure, ensuring optimal weather conditions and maximizing your chances of witnessing the region's natural splendor.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Route: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Himalayas

The trek's route takes you through a carefully curated path, allowing you to witness the diverse landscapes, remote villages, and ancient monasteries that dot the region. From the bustling hub of Soti Khola to the serene heights of Larkya La Pass, every turn in the trail presents a new facet of the Himalayan wilderness.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Altitude: Scaling New Heights

Ascending to impressive altitudes, the Manaslu Circuit Trek is not just a physical journey but a test of endurance and resilience. Acquaint yourself with the gradual ascent, allowing ample time for acclimatization and ensuring a safe and enjoyable trek to the summit.

In conclusion, the Manaslu Circuit Trek beckons adventurers with the promise of a lifetime experience, offering a perfect blend of challenge, culture, and natural beauty. Whether you're a seasoned trekker or a first-time explorer, this commercial trip is your ticket to unraveling the mysteries of the Himalayas. So, gear up, plan your journey, and get ready to embark on an expedition that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Itinerary
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Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (1,345m):

Upon landing at the airport, you'll disembark from the aircraft and proceed to the immigration area for visa processing (if applicable) and passport control.


Immigration and Customs Procedures:

Follow the signs to the immigration counters, where you'll fill out immigration forms and present your passport, visa, and any required documents.
After clearing immigration, collect your luggage at the designated baggage claim area.
Proceed to the customs area to clear customs checks.


Meet and Greet by Trekking Agency Representative:

As you exit the customs area, you'll see representatives from the Actual Adventure Pvt. Ltd and hotels waiting with signs. Look for a sign with your name or the name of Actual Adventure Pvt. Ltd 
The representative will warmly welcome you and assist you with any immediate questions or concerns.


Transfer to Hotel:

The representative will help you load your luggage into the vehicle arranged by the Actual Adventure Pvt. Ltd .
You'll be driven to your hotel in Kathmandu. The drive might take around 20-40 minutes, depending on traffic and the location of your hotel.


Check-in and Rest:

Arriving at the hotel, the reception staff will assist you with the check-in process. They'll provide you with the necessary information about your stay.
Once you're settled in your room, take some time to rest and freshen up after your journey.


Rest and Acclimatization:

After a long journey and potentially adapting to a new time zone, it's important to prioritize rest and acclimatization. Drink plenty of water and take it easy on the first day.


Overnight Stay in Kathmandu:

Spend the night at your hotel, getting a good night's sleep to prepare for the trek ahead.

Food
Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1345

Permit Issue:

Depending on the Actual Adventure Pvt. Ltd's arrangement, after breakfast, this morning might start with acquiring the necessary permits for the Manaslu Circuit Trek, including the Manaslu Restricted Permit, Manaslu Conservation Area Permit (MCAP), and Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP).

The Actual Adventure Pvt. Ltd's representative will guide you through the permit process, ensuring you have all the required documents and fees.

Preparation and Packing:

After obtaining the permits, return to your hotel for Lunch.

Use the remainder of the morning to double-check your trekking gear and pack your trekking backpack. Make sure you have all essential items, including clothing, footwear, trekking poles, sleeping bag, and personal necessities.

Last-Minute Shopping:

If you've forgotten any crucial items or want to pick up some additional trekking gear or souvenirs, you can take some time to shop around Thamel, the popular shopping district in Kathmandu. It's a hub for trekking gear stores, local handicrafts, and clothing shops.

Lunch and Relaxation:

Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant in Kathmandu to refuel and relax before the afternoon's activities.

Trek Briefing:

In the afternoon, attend the trek briefing organized by  the Actual Adventure Pvt. Ltd .

Your trekking guide will go over the details of the trek, the day-by-day itinerary, altitude acclimatization, safety measures, communication, and what to expect during the journey.

This is also a great opportunity to ask any last-minute questions or address any concerns.

Explore Kathmandu (Optional):

If you arrive early in the day and have energy to spare, you might choose to explore some of the nearby attractions in Kathmandu. Popular places to visit include Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple), Boudhanath Stupa, and Pashupatinath Temple. You can either explore independently or hire a guide.

Final Preparations:

Return to your hotel after the briefing. Organize your backpack, ensuring you have everything you need for the trek. Charge your electronic devices and camera, and make sure you have enough memory cards and batteries.

Early Rest:

Since you'll be starting the trek the next day, it's recommended to have an early dinner and get a good night's sleep.

Overnight Stay in Kathmandu:

Spend the night at your hotel, resting well for the upcoming trekking adventure.

Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1345

Early Morning Preparation:

Wake up early to prepare for the day's journey. Pack any last-minute items and ensure our trekking backpack is ready for the drive and trek ahead.

Breakfast:

Have breakfast at our hotel or a local restaurant. Enjoy a hearty meal to start the day.

Meet and Departure:

Check out of our hotel and meet with our trekking guide and fellow trekkers in the hotel lobby. Depending on the arrangement, we will board a private vehicle or a tourist bus for the drive to Soti Khola.

Drive to Soti Khola (700m / 2,297ft):

The drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola takes approximately 7 hours. The road journey is an adventure in itself as we travel through picturesque landscapes, villages, and winding roads. The route will take us through a variety of terrains, including valleys, hills, and along the Budhi Gandaki River.

Lunch En Route:

During the drive, we'll stop at a suitable restaurant for lunch. Enjoy a meal and take a short break to stretch our legs.

Scenic Views:

As we drive, we'll catch glimpses of rural life, terraced fields, rivers, and small settlements. The scenery gradually changes as we leave the bustling city of Kathmandu behind.

Arrival in Soti Khola:

After the long drive, we'll arrive in the village of Soti Khola. Soti Khola is the starting point of our Manaslu Circuit Trek. It's a small village located at an elevation of 700 meters (2,297 feet).

Check-in at Teahouse:

Check in at the teahouse where we'll be spending the night. Teahouses are basic lodges that provide accommodation and meals for trekkers.

Rest and Relaxation:

After 7 hours of drive, we'll take some time to rest, freshen up, and relax at the teahouse. Enjoy the tranquil atmosphere of the village.

Dinner:

 In the evening we'll have our dinner at the teahouse's dining area. We'll likely have a chance to enjoy a variety of local and international dishes.

Overnight Stay in Soti Khola:

Get a good night's sleep to rest and prepare for the first day of our trekking adventure.

Food
all meals during drive including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
700

Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola

Morning Preparation:

We'll wake up early in the morning and get ready for our first full day of trekking. We'll pack our trekking backpack, ensuring wehave all the essentials.

Breakfast and Check-out:

We'll have breakfast at the teahouse in Soti Khola. Check out of the teahouse and get ready to begin our trek.

Start of Trek:

After having the heavy brakfast, Outside the tea house we'll meet our trekking guide and fellow trekkers. Our guide will provide a brief overview of the day's trekking route and plan and we will follow him 

Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola (900m / 2,953ft):

We'll begin our trek by crossing a suspension bridge over the Budhi Gandaki River. The trail leads us through terraced fields, small villages, and lush forests. We'll experience a gradual ascent and descent as we follow the river.

Village Stops:

Along the way, we'll pass through several villages, including Lapu Besi and Khorlabesi. Along the way, we'll take short breaks in these villages to rest and enjoy the scenery.

Lunch En Route:

After few hours of trek, we'll stop at a local teahouse or restaurant for lunch and this is a good opportunity to refuel and rest before continuing our trek.

Scenic Views:

The trail offers beautiful views of the surrounding hills, cliffs, and the Budhi Gandaki River flowing below.

Crossing Suspension Bridges:

As we progress, we'll cross several suspension bridges that span the Budhi Gandaki River. These bridges are an integral part of the trail and provide a unique experience.

Arrival in Machha Khola:

After 5-6 hours of trekking, we'll arrive in the village of Machha Khola. Machha Khola is situated at an elevation of 900 meters (2,953 feet). Our guide will check in at the teahouse where we'll be spending the night. The teahouse will provide basic accommodation and meals for trekkers. Take some time to rest and relax at the teahouse. We can enjoy the tranquility of the village and the natural surroundings.

Dinner:

We'll have dinner at the teahouse's dining area. Relish a warm meal and engage with other trekkers. Overnight Stay in Machha Khola.

 

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
900

Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat

Morning Preparation:

After a peaceful night's sleep and a hearty breakfast at Machha Khola trekhouse , we'll embark on the next leg of our Manaslu Circuit trek. This day's journey takes us from Machha Khola to Jagat  a destination that offers not only higher altitudes but also rich cultural experiences.

Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat (1,410m / 4,626ft):

The trek from Machha Khola to Jagat usually takes around 5 to 6 hours, covering a distance of approximately 11 kilometers. The trail continues to wind along the  Budhi Gandaki River  gradually gaining elevation as we ascend closer to Jagat. We'll pass through terraced fields, forests, and several small settlements along the way. We'll encounter ups and downs, as well as some rocky sections as the trail winds its way through the river valley. We'll enjoy scenic views of the river, lush hills, and local life. We'll cross the river multiple times over suspension and wooden bridges.

Lunch En Route:

Along the way at teahouse we'll take a break for lunch at a teahouse or restaurant along the trail. Rest, refuel, and soak in the surroundings.

As we passes through the villages like Tatopani and Yaru Khola, you can interact with locals and get a glimpse of their daily life.

Arrival in Jagat:

After approximately 5-6 hours of trekking, we'll reach the village of Jagat. Jagat is located at an elevation of 1,410 meters (4,626 feet).This is the place where have already planned to stay overnight. Our guide will assits to check in at the teahouse. Teahouses in Jagat provide basic accommodation and meals.

Dinner:

Here in the trekhouse, we'll have our dinner at the teahouse's dining area, where we can enjoy a warm meal and share stories with fellow trekkers.

Overnight Stay in Jagat.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
1410

Trek from Jagat to Deng

Morning Preparation:

Start our day by waking up early and preparing for another day of trekking. We'll make sure our trekking gear is organized and ready. After that we'll have a nourishing breakfast at the teahouse in Jagat to fuel ourself for the day's trekking.Check out of the teahouse, settle any bills, and gather our belongings. Here we'll meet our trekking guide and fellow trekkers outside the teahouse. Our guide will provide a brief overview of the trekking route and any highlights we'll encounter.

Trek from Jagat to Namrung (2,630m / 8,626ft):

The trail that continues along the Budhi Gandaki River passes through the Deng to Namrung village. To complete this trek it will takes approximately 7-8 hours. Along the way, we'll pass through villages, cross suspension bridges, and navigate through diverse terrain. The route includes gradual ascents and descents, offering a mix of uphill and downhill walking.

We'll trek through villages such as Philim, where we can observe local customs and daily life. The trail offers stunning views of the surrounding hills, valleys, and the river.

Lunch En Route:

Around midday, we'll pause for a lunch break at a suitable spot along the trail or at one of the tea houses. Enjoy a satisfying meal that provides the energy we need to continue our trek.

Villages and Cultural Interactions:

We can observe the local way of life and possibly interact with villagers, we will pass through the village of Ghap. The trail offers beautiful views of the surrounding hills, valleys, and the river below. We'll enjoy the tranquility of the forested sections and the refreshing mountain air. As we ascend, we'll start to feel the effects of the higher altitude. Pay attention to your body's response and maintain a steady pace.

Arrival in Namrung:

After approximately 7-8 hours of trekking, we'll arrive in the village of Namrung.

Namrung is situated at an elevation of 2,630 meters (8,626 feet). We'll check in at the teahouse where we'll be staying for the night. The teahouse will provide basic accommodation and meals. We'll spend some time resting and relaxing at the teahouse. Take in the serene mountain atmosphere and enjoy the views.

Overnight Stay in Namrung:

After having dinner at the teahouse's dining area, we'll get a good night's sleep to prepare for the next day's trekking adventure.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
2630

Trek from Namrung to Samagaon

Morning Preparation:

We'll start our day early by waking up, preparing our belongings, and getting ready for another day of trekking. We'll enjoy a hearty breakfast at the teahouse in Namrung, providing us with the energy we'll need for the day's trek. We 'll only leave after completing bills payments of oue expenses.

Trek from Namrung to Samagaon (3,530m / 11,581ft):

We'll meet our trekking guide and fellow trekkers outside the teahouse.We'll follow to our guide's instructions and any highlights for the day's journey and we'll begin our trek by following the trail that ascends further into the mountains. The path offers breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks, including Manaslu, Himal Chuli, and Ganesh Himal. As we trek, we'll pass through charming villages such as Lihi and Sho, where we can observe local life and customs. We'll take the opportunity to interact with locals and learn about their traditions, as well as their connection to the land and mountains.

Lunch En Route:

Around midday, we'll pause for a lunch break at a suitable spot along the trail or at one of the tea houses. Enjoy a satisfying meal that provides the energy we need to continue our trek.

Scenic Landscapes and facing altitude sickness:

As we continue the trail, it will  takes us through alpine forests, meadows, and rugged terrain. Enjoy the natural beauty and tranquility of the surroundings. As we ascend to higher altitudes, we will need to pay attention to how our body is acclimatizing. We'll stay hydrated and maintain a steady pace.

Arrival in Samagaon:

After approximately 5-6 hours of trekking, we'll arrive in the village of Samagaon.

Samagaon is located at an elevation of 3,530 meters (11,581 feet). Here we'll check in at the teahouse where we'll be spending the night. The teahouse will provide basic accommodation and meals. We'll spend some time resting and relaxing at the teahouse and take in the awe-inspiring mountain scenery.

Dinner:

We'll have dinner at the teahouse's dining area, where we can enjoy a warm meal and share stories with other trekkers.

Overnight Stay in Samagaon.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
3530

Acclimatization Day in Samagaon

An acclimatization day is crucial for adapting to higher altitudes and reducing the risk of altitude-related issues. On this day, we'll remain in Samagaon and engage in activities that help our body adjust to the altitude. Allow ourself to sleep in a bit, giving our body some extra rest after several days of trekking.

Breakfast:

In the morning we'll have a leisurely breakfast at the teahouse, ensuring us consume enough calories to fuel our body for the day ahead.

Explore Samagaon:

Use the day to explore the village of Samagaon. We'll take a walk around the village to admire the traditional houses, interact with the locals, and learn about their way of life.

Visit Pungyen Gompa:

One popular option is to hike to Pungyen Gompa, a monastery located above Samagaon. The hike offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.

The hike to Pungyen Gompa also serves as a good way to acclimatize further and gradually gain altitude.

Manaslu Base Camp or Birendra Lake (optional):

Trekkker alternatively choose these place for hiking in acclimatization day. As Birendra tal is shortest and closest place for hiking from Samagaun, If we have enough time to hike and return back from Birendra taal, then will go for hiking.

We'll spend part of our day resting at the teahouse or a comfortable spot. Hydration is important at higher altitudes, so drink plenty of water throughout the day.

During the lunch time , we'll be back to the teahouse or find a nearest local restaurant and have our lunch. A balanced meal will help replenish our energy.

Similarly we'll spend time simply enjoying the stunning mountain views from Samagaon. This can be a relaxing and peaceful experience. Later on, we'll chat with our trekking guide and fellow trekkers about altitude acclimatization, safety measures, and tips for the upcoming days.

Dinner:

We'll have our dinner at the teahouse's dining area, where we can share experiences with other trekkers and enjoy a warm meal.

Overnight stay in Samagaun.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
3530

Trek from Samagaon to Samdo

After completing our acclimatization days in the Samagaun. We'll trek forward to the Samdo. Start our day early by waking up, preparing our trekking gear, and getting ready for another day of trekking. We'll enjoy a hearty breakfast at the teahouse in Samagaon, fueling ourself for the day's trek. We'll check out of the teahouse, settle any outstanding bills, and gather our belongings.

Trek from Samagaon to Samdo (3,860m / 12,660ft):

We'll begin our trek by following the trail that leads us further into the mountains. The path ascends gradually, and we'll enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding peaks. The trek takes us through lush alpine forests, offering a different atmosphere compared to the previous days of trekking. We might encounter yak herders along the way and witness their way of life. Interact with locals and learn about their traditional practices.

Lunch En Route:

Around midday, we'll pause for a lunch break at a suitable spot along the trail or at one of the tea houses. Enjoy a satisfying meal that provides the energy we need to continue our trek. The higher altitude rewards us with stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.

Arrival in Samdo:

After approximately 5-6 hours of trekking, we'll reach the village of Samdo.

Samdo is situated at an elevation of 3,860 meters (12,660 feet). We'll check in at the teahouse where we'll be staying for the night. The teahouse will provide basic accommodation and meals. We'll spend some time resting and relaxing at the teahouse. Enjoy the mountain views and the serene atmosphere.

Overnight Stay in Samdo:

After having a warm meal, we'll get a good night's sleep to prepare for the next day's trekking adventure.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
3860

Trek from Samdo to Dharmashala

After having a sustantial breakfast and clearing our all due at the teahouse in Samdo, we'll continue our trek towards Dharmasala.

Trek from Samdo to Dharmashala (4,460m / 14,632ft):

We'll meet our trekking guide and fellow trekkers outside the teahouse and receive any instructions or insights from our guide for the day's journey. As we continue our trek, we'll notice the change in scenery and luckily get chance to enjoy impressive views of high mountains, including the towering peaks of the Manaslu range. The trail might involve crossing glacial rivers, and we'll come across a variety of terrains, including rocky paths and moraines.

Lunch En Route:

Our guide will fixed the site for having lunch. For this, we'll either pause at teahouse or we'll find the spot where we will have our lunch and take rrest for a while. Then after we'll continue our trek.

Arrival in Dharmashala:

After approximately 5-6 hours of trekking, we'll arrive at DharmashalaDharmashala, also known as Larkya Phedi, is situated at an elevation of 4,460 meters (14,632 feet).Here we'll check in at the teahouse staying for the night. The teahouse will provide basic accommodation and meals. We'll spend some time resting and relaxing at the teahouse. 

Overnight Stay in Dharmashala:

Having a delicious dinner at the teahouse's dining area, we'll get a good night's sleep to prepare for the challenging day ahead.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
4460

Trek from Dharmashala to Bimthang via Larkya La Pass

This is a challenging day, so we'll begin our day very early in the morning to ensure we have enough time for the ascent to Larkya La Pass and the subsequent descent to Bimthang. After having a substantial breakfast at the teahouse in Dharmashala, we'll continue our trek

Ascent to Larkya La Pass (5,160m / 16,930ft):

We'll meet our trekking guide and fellow trekkers outside the teahouse. We'll listen carefully to our guide's instructions and advice for tackling Larkya La Pass.

As we begin the challenging ascent to Larkya La Pass, The trail involves a steep climb and might be snow-covered, so we have to be careful and assist our body with trek pole. The pass offers spectacular panoramic views of surrounding peaks and valleys, making the effort truly rewarding.

Passing the Pass:

Once we reach Larkya La Pass, we'll take some time to appreciate the views and celebrate our achievement. Capture some memorable photos.and then prepare to descend back.

Descent to Bimthang (3,720m / 12,205ft):

After enjoying the pass, we'll begin the descent towards Bimthang. The trail takes us  through snowfields (depending on the season) and rocky terrain before leading to more open landscapes.

Lunch En Route:

Our guide will fixed the site for having lunch. For this, we'll either pause at teahouse or we'll find the spot where we will have our lunch and take rrest for a while. Then after we'll descend to Bhimthang. As we descend, the landscape changes from the rugged high-altitude pass to a more green and forested area.

Arrival in Bimthang:

After approximately 6-7 hours of trekking, we'll arrive in the village of BimthangBimthang is located at an elevation of 3,720 meters (12,205 feet). As in the itinerary, we will stay in the Bhimthang for tonight. Spend time resting and relaxing at the teahouse. Reflect on our accomplishment and enjoy the serene surroundings.

Overnight Stay in Bimthang:

After having our daily dinner we'll get a good night's sleep to recover from the day's challenging trekking and prepare for the continuation of our journey.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
3720

After the physically demanding trek over Larkya La Pass, it's crucial to have a rest day to recover and rejuvenate. A rest day also provides an opportunity to soak in the natural beauty of the area.

Here's how we might spend our rest day in Bimthang:

Leisurely Morning:

Take advantage of the rest day to sleep in and allow your body to recover from the previous day's trek.

We'll enjoy a leisurely morning at the teahouse. We'll relax and take our time getting ready for the day. Hotel staff will call us for the breakfast in the dining room, after completing the breakfast, we'll leave the teahouse to explore Bhimthang.

Photography and Reflection:

We'll use the day to capture photographs of the mountains and scenery. Reflect on our journey so far and appreciate the accomplishment of crossing Larkya La Pass.

Rest and Relaxation:

We'll spend time resting at the teahouse. We can read a book, journal about our trek, or simply relax and take in the peaceful atmosphere.

Yoga and Stretching:

We'll engage in gentle yoga or stretching exercises which help to promote relaxation, flexibility and also aid in recovering from the strenuous trek. We'll take a nap or engage in meditation to further recharge our body and mind.

Lunch in the teahouse

We'll back to the hotel where we stay . Here we have our lunch and again continue our exploring day. We'll spend time simply enjoying the breathtaking mountain views from Bimthang. The scenery is truly a treat for the eyes.

Overnight stay in Bhimthang.

Having a dinner in a same hotel, we'll get into te bed for sleep.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
3720

Trek from Bimthang to Dharapani

After having a hearty breakfast at the teahouse in Bimthang, we'll continue our today trek to the Dharapani.

Trek from Bimthang to Dharapani (1,960m / 6,430ft):7-8 hours of trek

We'll begin our trek by following the trail that descends from Bimthang towards lower altitudes. The path offers a mix of terrains, including forests, meadows, and traditional villages. We'll trek through lush rhododendron forests, particularly beautiful during the flowering season. The trail might involve crossing rivers and suspension bridges as we make our way through the valley.

Lunch En Route:

.Our guide will fixed the site for having lunch. For this, we'll either pause at teahouse or we'll find the spot where we will have our lunch and take rrest for a while. Then after we'll descend to Tilije towards Dharapani. As we descend, the landscape changes from the rugged high-altitude pass to a more green and forested area.

Landscape Change:

During the trek we'll pass through small villages such as Gho, Tilije, Thonje and Karte, where we can observe local life, customs and engage with locals and learn about their way of life. This can be a rewarding aspect of our trekking experience. Notice the change in scenery as we descend to lower altitudes. The landscapes might become more lush and green.

Arrival in Dharapani:

After approximately hours of trekking, we'll arrive in the village of Dharapani. Dharapani is located at an elevation of 1,960 meters (6,430 feet). Here in Dharapani, we'll check in at the teahouse where we'll be staying for the night. The teahouse will provide basic accommodation and meals.

Rest and Relaxation:

We'll spend time resting and relaxing at the teahouse. Reflect on our journey and enjoy the warmer climate at the lower elevation.

Overnight Stay in Dharapani:

We'll have our dinner at the teahouse's dining area, where we can share stories with other trekkers and enjoy a warm meal. Then ater we'll get a good night's sleep to prepare for the final days of our trekking adventure.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
1960

Trek from Dharapani to Syange

Morning Preparation:

Start our day early by waking up, packing your belongings, and getting ready for the final day of trekking. We'll enjoy a fulfilling breakfast at the teahouse in Dharapani, providing us with the energy that will need for the day's trek. After clearing all due of our expense, we'll leave for Syange. Here, we'll meet our trekking guide and fellow trekkers outside the teahouse. Receive any last-minute instructions or information for the day's journey.

Trek from Dharapani to Syange (1,080m / 3,543ft):

Today we'll begin our trek by following the trail that descends from Dharapani to lower altitudes, taking us closer to the end point of our trek. The path might involve some uphill and downhill sections, as well as picturesque views of the landscape.As we trek through villages like Tal, we'll observe local life and interact with the residents. The trail might include river crossings and bridges as we make our way through the valley.

Lunch En Route:

along the route, we'll take a break for lunch at a teahouse or restaurant along the trail. Rest, refuel, and enjoy a meal with our fellow trekkers. After spending some hour, we continue our trek. As we descend to lower altitudes, the landscape changes, and we might notice more vegetation and a milder climate.

Arrival in Syange:

After approximately 6-7 hours of trekking, we'll arrive in the village of Syange. Syange is located at an elevation of 1,080 meters (3,543 feet).  The Compony already fixed for accommodation, we'll just check in at the teahouse where we'll be staying for the night. The teahouse will provide basic accommodation and meals. We'll spend time resting and relaxing at the teahouse. 

Overnight Stay in Syange:

After having our dinner, we'll get a good night's sleep.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
1080

Drive from Syange to Kathmandu

Morning Preparation:

Begin our day by waking up early, packing your belongings, and preparing for the long drive back to Kathmandu. We'll enjoy a hearty breakfast at the teahouse in Syange, providing us with the energy we'll need for the journey. Check out of the teahouse and make sure you have all your belongings with you.

Start of Drive:

Meet your transportation guide and fellow trekkers at the designated pickup point. Board the vehicle that will take you back to Kathmandu.

Drive from Syange to Kathmandu (8 hours):

Embark on a scenic drive from Syange to Kathmandu. The journey takes you through picturesque landscapes, rural villages, and winding roads.

Enjoy the changing scenery as you make your way back to the city.

Lunch En Route:

Stop for lunch at a suitable restaurant along the way. Take a break, stretch your legs, and enjoy a meal during the drive.

Arrival in Kathmandu:

After approximately 8 hours of driving, you'll arrive back in Kathmandu.

Kathmandu is situated at an elevation of 1,345 meters (4,413 feet).

Check-in at Hotel:

Check in at the hotel where you'll be staying for the night. You'll have the comfort of a private room and facilities after the trek.

Rest and Relaxation:

Spend the evening resting and relaxing in the comfort of your hotel. Reflect on your trekking adventure and the experiences you've had.

Dinner:

Enjoy a leisurely dinner at the hotel's restaurant or explore nearby dining options.

Overnight Stay in Kathmandu:

Get a good night's sleep in preparation for your departure from Kathmandu the following day.

Food
all meals during trip including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

Final Preparations:

Start your day by completing any final packing and ensuring you have all your belongings.


Check-out and Hotel Departure:

Check out of your hotel and settle any outstanding bills. Leave your room tidy and ready for check-out.


Transport to Airport:

Depending on your flight schedule, your hotel can arrange transportation to Tribhuvan International Airport. Make sure to leave with enough time to reach the airport comfortably.


Flight Check-in and Security:

Arrive at the airport and proceed to the airline counter for check-in. Follow the security procedures and guidelines for your departure.


Flight Departure:

Board your flight and depart from Tribhuvan International Airport. Enjoy the aerial views of Nepal's landscape as you bid farewell to this beautiful country.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1345

Manaslu Circuit Trek Include / Exclude

Cost Includes

  • All ground transportation by private vehicle, including airport transfers.
  • Three nights' accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Kathmandu city tours, including all entry fees, a tour guide, and private vehicle.
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • Best available twin-sharing lodge-to-lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • One highly experienced, helpful, and friendly guide, porter (1 porter for 2 people), and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff.
  • Manaslu trekking special permit fee (Manaslu region is in a restricted zone; we need a special permit to visit this area).
  • TIMS Fee - Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit).
  • Annapurna and Manaslu conservation fees.
  • First aid medical kit with the provision of an Oximeter to monitor oxygen level and heartbeat.
  • Government taxes and office service charge.

Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare, Airport taxes and extra luggage charges.
  •  Nepal Visa fee (US$ 40 per person for 30 days)
  • Special restricted permit From Sept. to Nov. US$ 70 per week per person From Dec. to Aug. US$ 50 per week per person
  • ·Lunch/ Dinner in Kathmandu and extra night accommodation in Kathmandu.
  •  Medical evacuation in case of emergency
  •  Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
  •  Client's insurance, Items of personal nature i.e. Soft/hard drinks, Tips etc
  • Expenses incurred due to any unforeseeable conditions.  

Altitude Graph

Additional Information

Trekking Info

Stay Safe

Altitude Sickness: The main and common risk while trekking above about 2500m is Altitude sickness. Altitude sickness is caused by acute exposure to low partial pressure of oxygen at high altitude. The available amount of oxygen to sustain mental and physical alertness decreases with altitude. Available oxygen drops as the air density itself, the number of molecules (of both oxygen and nitrogen) per given volume, drops as altitude increases. So don’t ignore, if you have any symptoms then descending to a lower altitude is the only option.

Water: Have some means to purify water, iodine or a fine ceramic filter are the best options. The streams should be considered polluted and whilst bottled water is often available, the disposal of plastic bottles is a problem.

Electricity in Nepal

Nepal is a developing country, Outside of major cities area electricity on trekking can be scares. You should have to pay 100-800 NRs per hour to charge goods on many lodges and also many tea-house treks, including in Annapurna base camp trek, Everest Base camp trek and many others treks also. Chargers often won't work on low power solar systems you find right up in the mountains so u can buy alternative bayonet light to electricity power plug converter, which will only works in low voltage is highlow. The standard Nepalese electrical outlet is a three-pronged triangle so bring three-pronged triangle chargers.

Nepal Climate information

Nepal is a landlocked country which lies in Hindu Kush Himalayan region. Nepal has monsoonal climate having four main seasons: spring, summer, monsoon, autumn and winter.

Below is a general guide to conditions at different seasons:
January to March (winter): In this season temperature will decrease at often 0°C (32°F) at night, with extreme cold at high elevations. It is possible to trek in places like the Everest region during the winter but due to extreme cold weather and heavy snow fall it may be quite difficult than as usual.
April to June (summer): In these months it is quite warm and dry weather. There is an abundance of blooming flowers in the Himalayas at this time, with rhododendrons, in particular, adding a splash of color to the landscape. This season is the best time to undertake mountain expeditions.
June to September (Monsoon): There will be heavy monsoonal rainfall in this season. Rains are generally lighter in high Himalayan reasons. In this season the mountain ranges are not often visible due to the clouds.
October to December (autumn): These months are cool and clear which is due to the end of monsoon, there is little dust in the air so this is the best season to visit the hilly and mountainous regions.

Nepal Visas information

Visa in Nepal can be acquired on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu and also at the border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki border of Nepal - India and Kodari on Nepal-China border. Visa can also acquire at the nearest Nepal Embassy. For visa renewal purpose you can contact at Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan at Kathmandu. A valid passport and one passport -size photo with a light background is required. Visa can be obtained only through payment of cash in the following currency: Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen. Credit card, Indian currency and Nepali currency are not accepted as payment of visa fee.

Visa Facility         Duration       Fee
Multiple entry       15 days          US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry       30 days          US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry       90 days          US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

Respect to Local Peoples

In Nepal, “Namaste” or “Namaskar” is said to an older or high-status person with palms together, figure up. It is used to greet a person in place of goodbye or hello. There is no limitation how many times you say “Namaste” but, it is better if you say once per person, per day. If You want to say “Thank You” then you can say “Dhanyabaad /'ðɅnjɅbɑ:d/ (Dhan-ya-baad)” 

What types of clothes, gear and climbing equipments requires for Manaslu Circuit Trek?

The Manaslu Circuit Trek takes you through a range of altitudes and terrains, from lower villages to high mountain passes. Therefore, packing the right clothing, gear, and equipment is crucial for a safe and enjoyable trek. Here's a comprehensive list of what you might need for the trek:

Clothing:

Base Layers:

Moisture-wicking thermal tops and bottoms for warmth and to keep you dry.

Insulating Layers:

Fleece jackets or down jackets to provide warmth in colder conditions.

Outer Shell:

A waterproof and windproof jacket (with hood) to protect against rain, wind, and cold temperatures.

Trekking Pants:

Lightweight, quick-drying trekking pants that can convert into shorts.

Trekking Shirts:

Long-sleeved trekking shirts for sun protection and layering.

Underwear and Socks:

Moisture-wicking underwear and comfortable, moisture-wicking socks (wool or synthetic).

Gloves and Hat:

Insulated gloves or mittens for colder days and a warm hat or beanie to protect your head from the cold.

Headlamp or Flashlight:

Essential for navigating in the dark and during early morning starts.

Sunglasses:

UV-protective sunglasses to shield your eyes from the sun's glare at higher altitudes.

Buff or Scarf:

A multifunctional item that can be used as a neck warmer, headband, or face mask.

Footwear:

Trekking Boots:

Sturdy, well-fitting trekking boots with good ankle support and a durable sole.

Trekking Socks:

High-quality, moisture-wicking trekking socks to prevent blisters.

Camp Shoes:

Lightweight sandals or flip-flops to give your feet a break at teahouses.

3 Gear and Equipment:

Backpack:

A comfortable backpack with sufficient capacity to carry your essentials.

Sleeping Bag:

A warm sleeping bag suitable for the trek's temperature range.

Trekking Poles:

Optional but recommended for added stability and support, especially during steep descents.

Water Bottles or Hydration System:

Stay hydrated by carrying at least two liters of water capacity.

Personal Medications:

Any necessary prescription medications, as well as a basic first aid kit.

Toiletries:

Toothbrush, toothpaste, hand sanitizer, and other personal hygiene items.

Sunscreen and Lip Balm:

Protect your skin and lips from the sun's harsh rays.

Quick-Drying Towel:

A compact, quick-drying towel for personal hygiene.

Camera and Accessories:

Capture the stunning landscapes along the trail.

Power Bank:

Keep your electronic devices charged, especially in areas with limited electricity.

Why is Manaslu famous?

Mount Manaslu is famous for several reasons:

Eighth Highest Mountain:

Manaslu is the eighth highest mountain in the world, standing at an elevation of 8,163 meters (26,781 feet). Its prominent stature in the Himalayas draws the attention of mountaineers and outdoor enthusiasts.

Challenging Climbing:

Manaslu is renowned for its challenging climbing conditions, including steep sections, technical terrain, and unpredictable weather. Climbers are attracted to its difficulty and the adventure it offers.

Cultural and Natural Beauty:

The Manaslu region is known for its stunning natural landscapes, including diverse ecosystems, lush forests, picturesque valleys, and breathtaking mountain views. The region also offers a unique blend of cultures, as trekkers pass through several ethnic villages with distinct traditions.

Trekking Destination:

The Manaslu Circuit Trek is a popular trekking route that circumnavigates the mountain. Trekkers experience a variety of landscapes, cultural interactions, and the challenge of crossing the high Larkya La Pass.

Restricted Area:

The Manaslu region is a restricted area, making it more exclusive and less crowded compared to some other trekking destinations in Nepal. This regulation helps in preserving the natural environment and local cultures.

Climbing Achievements:

Over the years, mountaineers and adventurers from around the world have successfully summited Manaslu, contributing to its fame in the mountaineering community.

Adventure and Exploration:

The allure of exploration and adventure drives climbers and trekkers to the Manaslu region. It offers a sense of remoteness and untouched beauty that appeals to those seeking unique experiences.

Part of the Himalayas:

As part of the Himalayan mountain range, Manaslu holds a special place in the hearts of those fascinated by the world's highest and most awe-inspiring peaks.

Cultural Connections:

The trek provides opportunities for trekkers to interact with local communities, experiencing the warmth and hospitality of the people living in the region.

Summit Successes:

The peak has witnessed successful summit attempts by mountaineers, adding to its legacy and history in the mountaineering world.

Food and accommodation in the Manaslu Circuit Trek

The Manaslu Circuit Trek is a popular and challenging trekking route in Nepal, offering stunning views of the Himalayas and an opportunity to experience the local culture and landscapes. When it comes to food and accommodation on the Manaslu Circuit Trek,

here's what you can generally expect:

Food:

Teahouses: Along the trail, there are teahouses or lodges that provide meals and basic accommodations. These teahouses offer a variety of local and international dishes such as dal bhat (traditional Nepali meal), noodles, rice, soups, and more. While the menu might not be as extensive as in urban areas, you'll find sufficient options to refuel.

Meal Availability: Generally, teahouses offer three meals a day: breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast might include options like eggs, bread, porridge, and tea or coffee. For lunch and dinner, you can usually choose from a variety of items on the menu.

Local Food: Trying local Nepali dishes like dal bhat can be a rewarding experience. It's a wholesome meal consisting of rice, lentil soup, vegetables, and sometimes meat.

Snacks: It's a good idea to carry some energy bars, nuts, and snacks with you, as the trek can be physically demanding and having quick energy sources can be helpful.

Accommodation:

Teahouses/Lodges: Along the Manaslu Circuit Trek, teahouses or lodges provide accommodation for trekkers. These accommodations are basic but comfortable enough to rest and recharge. The rooms typically have twin beds and shared bathrooms. Blankets are often provided, but it's a good idea to carry a sleeping bag for extra warmth, especially at higher altitudes.

Shared Rooms: In busier seasons, you might need to share rooms with fellow trekkers due to limited space in teahouses.

Heating: At higher elevations, especially during colder months, some teahouses might charge an extra fee for heating. Be prepared for colder temperatures as you ascend.

Hot Showers: Hot showers are often available at an additional cost. Keep in mind that the availability of hot water might decrease as you gain altitude.

Where can we book for Manaslu Circuit Trek?

Booking and Client Safety.

As a reputed travel agency in Nepal, Actual Adventure Pvt. Ltd is the one you can always count on when it comes to your safety and booking procedures. We make sure that your money is in the right hand and you can always trust us. Actual Adventure Pvt.Ltd has the following booking terms and conditions. If your booking is accepted by us then a contract is deemed to exist between you and The Actual Adventure Ltd. At this point we will send you a confirmation invoice showing the amount of deposit received and your final balance due. Now you can go ahead and book your international flights and obtain trekking and travel insurance.

Booking Conditions:

While making your trip with us, you are requested to deposit at least 30% of the total amount prior to 30 days of your arrival and the remaining amount can be submitted in the office upon arrival.

Booking Process

To book a trip from Actual Adventure Pvt.Ltd you will need to follow certain processes which are mentioned below.

Step 1: Send us an inquiry using inquiry form, email or call us

Step 2: Discuss and fix the trek itinerary and price.

Step 3: Send us the deposit required to confirm the trip.

Step 4: Send us your Passport copies, Insurance copies, two passport sized photos and others (if                   necessary)

 Step 5: Come to Nepal pay the remaining amount and start the trek.

 

Bank Account for the payment to wire transfers

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Paying Bank: Nepal Investment Bank Ltd
Thamel Branch, Kathmandu, Nepal
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Bank service charge should be paid by the clients themselves at the time of deposit

Cancellation Policies of Actual Adventure. Pvt. Ltd

Cancellation Policy.
If our clients fail to make their trip or want to cancel their program due to any unavoidable circumstances, the company will refund only 70% of the deposited amount. However if you inform prior to 30 days before the trek no cancelation charge will be taken.

Cancellation Policy:

Treks & tours booked and subsequently canceled are subject to cancellation charges as follow:-

 

30 days prior:

No cancellation charge.

Within 21 days:

20%

Within 14 days:

25%

Within 7 days:

38%

 

Is Female Solo Travelers safe in Nepal?

Nepal is generally considered safe for women travelers. Nepal might have a conservative society but the people are open to every kind of cultures which helps to stay true. There haven't been many serious crimes against tourists since few years. Yet, travelers are requested to have considerable care while travelling.

FAQs

Manaslu Circuit Trek Difficulties

The Manaslu Circuit Trek is a challenging and rewarding trek that takes you through diverse landscapes, high mountain passes, and remote villages. While it offers incredible natural beauty and cultural experiences, it's important to be aware of the difficulties and challenges you might encounter during the trek. Here are some of the main difficulties you might face on the Manaslu Circuit Trek:

High Altitude:

The trek takes you to high altitudes, with the highest point being Larkya La Pass at 5,160 meters (16,930 feet). Altitude sickness is a potential concern, and it's important to acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and be aware of symptoms like headaches, nausea, and dizziness.

Strenuous Terrain:

The trail includes steep ascents, descents, and rocky paths. The terrain can be challenging, especially during the ascent to Larkya La Pass and other sections of the trek.

Long Walking Hours:

Some days involve long walking hours, which can be physically demanding. Trekking for several hours a day in varying weather conditions requires endurance and stamina.

Weather Variability:

Weather in the mountains can be unpredictable. It's important to be prepared for changing weather conditions, including cold temperatures, rain, and potentially snow at higher altitudes.

Remote Locations:

The Manaslu Circuit Trek takes you through remote areas with limited infrastructure. Facilities might be basic, and access to amenities can be limited.

Limited Communication:

In remote areas, mobile phone coverage and internet connectivity might be limited or unavailable. Be prepared to disconnect from the digital world.

Permits and Regulations:

The trek requires special permits, including a restricted area permit, which adds to the administrative process and cost. Trekking with a registered guide is also mandatory.

Cultural Considerations:

The local cultures and customs of the region may differ from what you're accustomed to. Respect local traditions, interact politely with locals, and be mindful of cultural sensitivities.

Physical Fitness:

The trek demands a good level of physical fitness. Regular exercise and training before the trek can help you better cope with the challenges.

Basic Accommodation:

Accommodation in teahouses along the trail can be basic. Rooms might not have heating, and hot water availability can be limited.

Altitude-Related Risks:

Altitude sickness, also known as acute mountain sickness (AMS), can be a serious concern. It's important to know the symptoms and understand how to prevent and manage AMS.

Pack Weight:

Carrying a backpack with essentials can be physically demanding. Pack light, prioritize necessary items, and avoid overloading your pack.

What are the best season for Manaslu Circuit Trek?

The Manaslu Circuit Trek is best enjoyed during specific seasons when the weather and trail conditions are favorable for trekking. The two primary trekking seasons for the Manaslu Circuit are:

Spring (March to May):

Spring is one of the most popular and recommended times to trek the Manaslu Circuit. The weather is generally stable, and the trail is adorned with blooming rhododendron and other wildflowers.
Temperatures begin to warm up, especially at lower elevations, making it more comfortable for trekking.
The clear skies provide stunning mountain views, including those of Manaslu and other surrounding peaks.
Spring offers excellent photographic opportunities due to the vibrant colors of the landscape.


Autumn (September to November):

Autumn is another fantastic time to trek the Manaslu Circuit. It's considered the peak trekking season in Nepal.
The weather is generally stable and clear, providing excellent visibility of the mountain ranges.
The temperature is moderate during the day, and the nights are cooler but not as extreme as in winter.
The trail conditions are favorable, and the skies are often clear, making for breathtaking mountain views and stunning sunrises and sunsets.
The autumn months coincide with the harvest season, allowing trekkers to experience local cultures and traditions related to harvesting.

How long is Manaslu Circuit trek?

The length of the Manaslu Circuit Trek can vary slightly depending on the specific route taken, side trips, acclimatization days, and individual pacing. However, the typical Manaslu Circuit Trek itinerary covers a distance of approximately 177 to 230 kilometers (110 to 143 miles). This distance is spread over a period of about 14 to 18 days of trekking, excluding any additional rest days, acclimatization days, and travel days to and from the starting and ending points.

The trekking distance might be divided as follows in a typical itinerary:

Total Trekking Days: 14 to 18 days (approximately)

Trekking Distance: 177 to 230 kilometers (110 to 143 miles, approximately)

Can we trek Manaslu without a guide and porter?

Trekking in the Manaslu region requires trekkers to obtain special permits and be accompanied by a licensed guide and, if desired, a porter. The regulations for trekking in this area are designed to ensure the safety and well-being of trekkers, as well as to support the local economy and preserve the environment.

Here are some key points to consider:

Special Permits:

The Manaslu region is a restricted area, and trekkers are required to obtain special permits to enter. These permits are issued only through registered trekking agencies and can't be obtained individually.

Licensed Guide:

The Manaslu Circuit Trek mandates that trekkers are accompanied by a licensed guide. The guide's role is not only to navigate the trail but also to ensure your safety, help with altitude acclimatization, manage logistics, and facilitate interactions with locals.

Porters:

While hiring a porter is optional, it's highly recommended for several reasons. Porters can carry your heavy backpack, allowing you to trek with a lighter load and reducing the risk of altitude sickness. Additionally, hiring local porters contributes to the local economy.

Safety and Navigation:

The trail in the Manaslu region can be challenging, with varying terrain and altitudes. A guide's experience and knowledge of the trail, as well as their ability to handle emergencies, can greatly enhance your trekking experience and safety.

Cultural Interaction:

Having a guide provides an opportunity to learn about local cultures, customs, and traditions from someone familiar with the area. This cultural insight enriches your trekking experience.

Environmental Impact:

Trekking with guides and porters who are committed to responsible trekking practices helps minimize the impact on the environment and local communities.

What types of permit documents requires for Manaslu Circuit trek?

the Manaslu Circuit Trek requires several permits and documents due to its status as a restricted area. Please keep in mind that regulations and requirements can change, so it's essential to verify the current permit requirements with local authorities or a registered trekking agency before embarking on your trek. The following permits/documents were required for the Manaslu Circuit Trek:

Restricted Area Permit (RAP):

The main permit required for the Manaslu Circuit Trek is the Restricted Area Permit (RAP). This permit is issued by the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu and is mandatory for entering the Manaslu Conservation Area. The permit allows you to trek through the designated restricted areas of the Manaslu region.

Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP):

In addition to the RAP, you also need an Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) since the trek passes through parts of the Annapurna Conservation Area. The ACAP aims to support conservation efforts and preserve the natural environment.

Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS):

The TIMS card is another essential document required for trekking in Nepal. It's a database of trekkers that helps ensure their safety and facilitates search and rescue operations if necessary. There are two types of TIMS cards: one for individual trekkers and one for trekkers in groups.

Local Area Permit (Optional):

Some specific regions or municipalities along the Manaslu Circuit Trek route might require a local area permit. This permit is obtained at local checkpoints and is typically valid for that particular area.

Passport and Visa:

A valid passport with at least six months of validity from your intended departure date is necessary for entry into Nepal. You'll also need a valid visa, which can be obtained upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu or at certain border checkpoints.

Trekking Agency Arrangements:

If you're trekking with a registered trekking agency, they will assist you in obtaining the necessary permits and documents, making the process smoother for you.

Is Manaslu Circuit trek safe?

The safety of the Manaslu Circuit Trek depends on various factors, including proper preparation, adherence to safety guidelines, the weather, and the experience of your guide and support team. When planned and executed correctly, the trek can be safe and rewarding. Here are some key points to consider regarding safety:

Trekking Agency and Guide: Hiring a licensed and experienced trekking guide from a reputable agency is a crucial step to ensure safety. A guide's knowledge of the trail, weather conditions, and emergency protocols can greatly enhance your safety.

Acclimatization: Proper acclimatization is essential to avoid altitude sickness. Ascending gradually, taking acclimatization days, staying hydrated, and paying attention to your body's signals are important for your well-being.

Permits and Regulations: Obtaining the required permits and adhering to local regulations is a safety measure. Trekking in restricted areas without the necessary permits can be dangerous and illegal.

Weather: Nepal's weather can be unpredictable, especially in mountainous regions. Being prepared for changing weather conditions, carrying appropriate clothing, and knowing when to delay or adjust your trek due to adverse weather is important.

Emergency Plans: A well-prepared trekking agency will have plans in place for emergencies, including access to evacuation and medical facilities if needed. Make sure you understand the emergency procedures.

Physical Fitness: Being physically prepared for the trek helps prevent exhaustion and reduces the risk of injury. Regular exercise before the trek can improve your stamina and endurance.

Communication: Carry a fully charged mobile phone, a portable charger, and a communication device to stay in touch in case of emergencies. Keep important contact numbers handy.

Altitude Awareness: Educate yourself about altitude sickness symptoms and how to prevent and manage it. Trekking with a guide who understands altitude-related issues is crucial.

Stay Hydrated and Nourished: Proper hydration and nutrition are key to maintaining your energy levels and overall well-being during the trek.

Listen to Your Guide: Your guide's instructions are essential for your safety. They know the trail, the culture, and the weather patterns, and their guidance should be followed.

Insurance: Make sure you have comprehensive travel insurance that covers medical emergencies, evacuations, and trek-related risks.

Group Trekking: Whenever possible, trek with a group or other trekkers for added safety and companionship.

Do you need oxygen to climb Manaslu?

The need for supplemental oxygen during the Manaslu Circuit Trek depends on various factors, including your body's ability to acclimatize to higher altitudes, your physical fitness, and any pre-existing health conditions. Most trekkers on the Manaslu Circuit Trek do not require supplemental oxygen. However, it's essential to be aware of altitude sickness and to prioritize proper acclimatization.

Altitude sickness is a result of the body's inability to adjust quickly to higher altitudes with reduced oxygen levels.

Common symptoms include headaches, nausea, dizziness, fatigue, and difficulty sleeping. Severe cases can lead to High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE) or High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE), which are life-threatening conditions.

To minimize the risk of altitude sickness:

Proper Acclimatization: Ascend gradually and spend time at intermediate altitudes to allow your body to adjust. The Manaslu Circuit Trek itinerary usually includes acclimatization days to help trekkers adapt to higher elevations.

Stay Hydrated and Nourished: Drink plenty of water and eat nutritious meals to maintain your energy levels.

Monitor Symptoms: Pay attention to your body and any symptoms of altitude sickness. If symptoms worsen or if you experience severe symptoms, descend to a lower altitude immediately.

Medications: Some trekkers opt to carry altitude sickness medications, such as Diamox, as a precaution. Consult with a medical professional before taking any medication.

Hire a Guide: Having an experienced guide who understands altitude-related issues and can monitor your health can be invaluable for your safety.

Travel Insurance: Make sure your travel insurance covers medical emergencies and evacuations, especially in remote mountain areas.

Who is the youngest person to climb Manaslu?

Manaslu although the weather was severely harsh for climbing for most of the time during the expedition. We are proud to announce that Nima Rinji Sherpa (16 years 5 months 12 days) became the youngest person to reach the main summit of Mt Manaslu.

What is the cost for 16 days Manaslu Circuit trek?

The cost of the Manaslu Circuit Trek varies depending on the package you choose. It caters to different budgets, ranging from budget-friendly to more deluxe options.

The trekking season, the level of comfort you're looking for, whether you're trekking independently or with a guided tour, and your personal spending habits also influence the trek cost.

As the Manaslu Circuit Trek is 16 days, we have marked the package cost at 1250 USD, which may changed in each trekking season.

Permits: The Manaslu Conservation Area Permit (MCAP) and the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) are required for this trek. These permits can cost around $30 to $35 each for foreign trekkers.

Restricted Area Permit: The Manaslu region is considered a restricted area, and a special permit is required. The cost of this permit varies depending on the season:

March to May: $70 per week per person

September to November: $100 per week per person

December to February: $50 per week per person

June to August: $10 per week per person

Guide and Porter: If you're hiring a guide and/or a porter, their fees will add to the cost. A guide can cost around $25 to $30 per day, and a porter's cost can range from $15 to $20 per day, including their accommodation, meals, and insurance.

Accommodation and Meals: As mentioned earlier, you'll be staying in teahouses or lodges along the route. The cost of accommodation and meals can vary, but a rough estimate might be around $25 to $40 per day, including three meals and basic accommodation.

Transportation: You'll need to consider the cost of transportation to and from the trailhead, which is usually in the town of Soti Khola or Arughat. This cost can vary based on your starting point and mode of transportation.

Miscellaneous Expenses: This includes expenses for snacks, drinks, hot showers, charging electronic devices, and any unforeseen expenses. Budgeting an extra $10 to $15 per day for these expenses can be a good idea.

Trekking Gear: If you need to rent or purchase trekking gear such as a sleeping bag, down jacket, trekking poles, etc., these costs should also be factored in. 

 This cost will be fluctuate depending upon government rule.

How many days does it take to complete Manaslu Circuit Trek?

The duration of the Manaslu Circuit Trek can vary, but a common itinerary is around 14 days. The trek can be customized to suit your preferences and time constraints.

How much is Manaslu Circuit Trek permit?


The permit cost for the Manaslu Circuit Trek is subject to change and may vary. Please check with the local authorities for the most up-to-date information on permit fees.

Client Reviews

Visitor

Ireland

25th May, 2022

Manaslu circuit trek 17 days with actual adventure I went for Manaslu Circuit Trekking in May 2018 with Actual Adventure. It was an excellent trip and the views were remarkable. I did the trek with my friend and we both had a wonderful journey.  I’m indebted by the services of the company and the team members.  Because of their endless effort we completed our trek successfully. We had no complaints regarding the accommodation and food. Our guide Sujan was very talented and was always concerned about our needs. Sujan and Actual Adventure team made our trip a life time memory. I would love to join this company for another holiday in Nepal.


Howard Warter

Howard Warter

Israel

26th May, 2022

Manaslu Circuit Trek - 2013 I have only good things to say about Kedar and his friends at Actual Adventure.com. My two sons and I had a fantastic trek around manaslu. Keshab, our guide, and the two porters, Kumar and Balkrishna were not only outstanding in their job they were also great people to get to know. My dealings to Kedar, from beginning to end, were pleasure. Thank You for the most enjoyable trip in Nepal. Israel (Uri + Gilad)


Piet Pollingswier

Netherlands Antilles

26th May, 2022

Rupinala -Manaslu Circuit Trek Feedback Actual Adventure Pvt. Ltd organized our intended trip to the best of their ability. We did on a special way the Manaslu Round. Many thanks for excellent service. Netherland


David smith

Australia

25th Aug, 2023

I recently embarked on the Manaslu Circuit Trek with Actual Adventure, and I can't express how truly amazing this journey was. It was an adventure of a lifetime that exceeded all my expectations. From the moment I reached Kathmandu, the team at Actual Adventure demonstrated their professionalism and commitment to ensuring our trek was a success. Our guide, porters, and the entire support team were not just knowledgeable but also incredibly friendly, making us feel like part of a close-knit family. The Manaslu Circuit is often referred to as Nepal's best-kept secret, and I couldn't agree more. The trek offered a perfect blend of stunning natural beauty, cultural immersion, and a sense of accomplishment. The towering Himalayan peaks, lush forests, and pristine rivers made every step of the journey a visual feast. And the best part? We encountered fewer trekkers on this route, making it feel like we had the trails to ourselves. One highlight of this trek was the opportunity to interact with the local communities along the way. Our guide, who had an in-depth knowledge of the region, facilitated these cultural exchanges, allowing us to gain insights into the traditi... See more onal way of life in the Manaslu region. Staying in teahouses run by local families provided a genuine and enriching experience. Actual Adventure's attention to safety and comfort was commendable. The accommodations and meals along the trek were far better than I had anticipated. And when I suffered from mild altitude sickness, the team's swift response and care helped me recover quickly, ensuring that I could continue the trek with confidence. The highlight of the trek was undoubtedly reaching Larkya La Pass, the highest point of the journey. The sense of accomplishment and the panoramic views of the surrounding peaks made every uphill climb worthwhile. I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to Actual Adventure for organizing such a well-structured and memorable trek. If you're considering the Manaslu Circuit, I wholeheartedly recommend choosing Actual Adventure as your trekking company. Their expertise, commitment to safety, and genuine love for the Himalayas will ensure you have an unforgettable experience. Thank you, Actual Adventure, for making my Manaslu Circuit Trek a journey I will cherish forever. See less...


Junaid Ali

Bangladesh

14th Sep, 2022

Embarking on the Manaslu Circuit trek with Actual Adventure was an unparalleled experience. Their meticulous planning, knowledgeable guides, and commitment to preserving the environment made every moment unforgettable. From the breathtaking landscapes to the insightful cultural interactions, every aspect of the journey was thoughtfully curated, making it a trekking company I wholeheartedly recommend to anyone seeking an extraordinary adventure.


Abdul Kader Siddique

Bangladesh

25th Aug, 2023

Actual Adventure provided me with an exceptional Manaslu Circuit trek. The skilled guides, seamless organization, and emphasis on sustainability truly stood out. The trek's stunning scenery and cultural insights were amplified by Actual Adventure's dedication, creating a journey I'll forever cherish and enthusiastically endorse to fellow adventurers.


Synder Sophia

Germany

16th Mar, 2022

I had the privilege of choosing Actual Adventure for the Manaslu Circuit trek, and it exceeded all expectations. Their proficient guides, impeccable arrangements, and unwavering commitment to responsible trekking left a lasting impression. The trek itself was a perfect blend of natural beauty and cultural immersion, made even more remarkable by Actual Adventure's professionalism. I confidently endorse them to anyone seeking an unforgettable trekking experience.


Emily Anderson

United States

22nd Mar, 2022

My journey on the Manaslu Circuit trek with Actual Adventure was a true adventure of a lifetime. From the moment we set foot on the trail, their experienced team ensured a seamless and unforgettable experience. The breathtaking landscapes, from lush valleys to towering peaks, left me in awe at every turn. The knowledgeable guides not only navigated the challenging terrain with ease but also shared fascinating insights into the local culture and traditions. The accommodations were comfortable, and the meals provided the perfect sustenance for our trekking days. What stood out was Actual Adventure's dedication to responsible tourism – their commitment to preserving the environment and supporting local communities was evident throughout. I wholeheartedly recommend Actual Adventure to anyone seeking a remarkable and well-organized trekking experience in Nepal.


Hiroshi Tanaka

Japan

4th Sep, 2022

My Manaslu Circuit trek experience with Actual Adventure was absolutely phenomenal. As a resident of Japan, I was drawn to their reputation for well-organized and culturally immersive treks. They truly delivered. The journey through the majestic Himalayas was made all the more memorable by their knowledgeable guides, who not only navigated the trails but also shared captivating stories about the region's history and traditions. The accommodations were cozy, and the local cuisine introduced me to a whole new world of flavors. I was particularly impressed by Actual Adventure's commitment to eco-friendly practices, ensuring the stunning landscapes remain preserved for generations. 


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