Manaslu Circuit Trek - 15 days

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Duration
15 days
Max. Elevation
5120m
Group size
2-10
Level
MODERATE
Transportation
Kathmandu to Soti khola Bus, Tilje to Besisahar local jeep, Besisahar to Kathmandu local bus
Best Season
During Monsoon season (March to May) and autumn season (September to November).
Accomodation
We will be staying at 3*** Hotel in Kathmandu, and Normal Hotel during the trek. All accommodations are on twin-shared basis
Meals
Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the Manaslu Circuit Trek
Starts at
Kathmandu
Ends at
Kathmandu
Trip Route
Kathmandu-Jagat-Namrung-Samagaon- Dharmashala-Tilje -Kathmandu

Highlights

    • Fantastic views of Mt. Manasalu, Mt. Himchuli, Mt. Ganesh and others
    • Cross Larkya la pass (5153m)
    • Visit ancient monasteries.
    • Dig into the pristine ecosystem.
    • Amazing view of Mt Manaslu, Ganesh, Himchuli, and others.
    • Wilderness hike to the vivid valley.
    • Pristine Budhi Gandaki River valley
    • Diversified unspoiled ecosystems
    • Walking through tropical green hills covered with pine and oak forests
    • The unique cultural blend of Tibetan and Nepalese people
    • Sightseeing in Kathmandu
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Manaslu Circuit Trek (Round Manaslu) is the mythical journey in the tranquil region of Nepal Trekking trails. Full of hilly and Himalayan experience the route traverse to the remote parts of Nepal. The trail on the bank of Budi Gandaki River in the shadow of world’s 8th tallest mountain Mt. Manaslu (8163 m). The famous Larke La Pass (5135 m) crossing to the authentic rural Nepal villages can be explored in this trekking route of Nepal. The mountain Manaslu is also called as the Mountain of Spirit as the peak name is derived from the Sanskrit word “Manasa” which means soul. The Mansiri Himalayan range is its home and has numerous valleys which are very mythical.

Manaslu Circuit Trek 15 days of the adventure contains infinite thrilling activities. This can be termed as the deity of all the outdoor holiday activities. Manaslu Circuit Trek begins with the bus ride to the Soti Khola of Gorkha district passing by the hilly towns and villages of Dhading district. The trail along the glacial river Budi Gandaki passes by the temperate to alpine forests and hilly to Himalayan community villages. The crossing of the numerous suspension bridges too is the unique adventure to experience. The gigantic waterfalls and lofty mountains scenery will definitely remind you of any fairyland. Our expert team of the trekking crew members will guide you expertly through the high pass of Larke La. Tibetan culture experienced will provide the proof of Nepal being culturally diversified and multi ethnic nation. Snow walking to the crossing of the rivers and village life will forever get set in your mind. The sound of the falling waterfalls, whistling of the mountain air, sound of rivers and chirping birds will definitely raise the compassion and passion inside you. Raise your spirit along with the eternal splendors of the Mother Nature.
Book the Popular View Trek for the authentic experience of Nepal. Most of the trekking crew members of Nepal Adventure Pilgrimage Treks are from this region. Therefore, your every query will get the appropriate answers.

Everything Should Know About Manaslu Trekking


The Manaslu trekking is gaining more popularity among the trekkers. It is a new trekking place in Nepal. The Manaslu trekking is less crowded when compared to other trekking destination in Nepal. It is the exclusive and stunning trek with the great view of the Mount Manaslu. In the Manaslu trek tour, the travelers will cross popular places such as Buddhist village, Budhi Gandaki River, forest, valley, Marsyangdi valley, and others.


Required permit for Manaslu trek


The Manaslu trekking is one of the restrictedcted trekking regions in Nepal. The travelers need a trekking permit to access the Manaslu trekking route. The solo trekker is not allowed to trek in the region. At least two members are required to trek in the Manaslu. You can hire the best trekking company to get the trekking permit. They help you to get the permit quickly and hassle-free.


Best time for Manaslu Circuit trekking


When you are planning for the Manaslu trekking you should choose the right time. The spring and autumn are right seasons for the Manaslu trek. You should avoid the rainy season to trek in Nepal. In the rainy season, the trekking routes are danged by the rain and you can find some insects on the trek route. You can see different types of flower, birds, and animal in the Manaslu trekking.

Accommodation during Manaslu Circuit  trek


In the Manaslu trekking, every night the trekkers will stay in the local teahouse. Most of the teahouse is basic but comfortable. In the teahouse, you can find the common area for the relaxing, meals and others. You eat healthy and tasty food on the trekking tour. The trekkers stay warm and secure at overall the night.
Most of the people are choosing the Manaslu trekking tour for their vacation due to some reason such as less crowded, avoid the need for the domestic flights, trekking is remote and others. Manaslu is the eighth tallest peak across the world. It is located more than 8160 meters above sea level. In the trekking tour, you can see the wildlife, forest, small villages, river, and others. You no need to bring the food, tents and other to the trekking tour. The Manaslu trekking tour is affordable than the other trekking tour in Nepal.


How difficult is trekking in the Manaslu Region?


The trekking in the Manaslu Region is fairly strenuous. The trekker's physical condition determines the difficulty of trekking in the Manaslu Region. Make sure you have some physical exercises before starting the trek! Increase your core strength by cardio workouts or jogging or maybe dancing too! The Manaslu Trek, which takes you through remote Himalayan communities, is one of Nepal's most difficult walks. It is an off-the-beaten-path trek in Nepal.


Can you do trekking in the Manaslu region solo?


The Manaslu Circuit is not accessible to anyone who prefers to travel alone. You may have to save your Alexander Supertramp enthusiasm for another journey. A solo trekker has been limited by the authorities. A minimum of two people must be in a group with a guide. If you want to go the opposite way, you'll need a 'ghost' trekker permit (which will still require a foreign passport) and a guide (obviously). Restricted Area Permit, Manaslu Conservation Area Permit (MCAP), and Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) Permit are the other permissions you'll require

How to get a visa for Nepal?


All foreigners, except Indians, require a visa to enter Nepal. Visa is available on arrival at the Tribhuvan international airport, and you can extend your visa at the central immigration office. Visit www.immigration.gov.np to know more.

The visa application will require a passport valid for at least 6- months and a passport-size photo. The current visa fee costs USD 50 for 30 days, which you need to pay in cash onarrival at Tribhuvan International Airport. Citizens of China and the SAARC countries will receive a free visa.
Some countries - Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan- may not receive an on-arrival visa. If you are from these countries, you may need to contact your local Nepalese embassy.

Last-minute booking


It is best to book in advance. However, for those who cannot Nepal Adventure Pilgrimage Trekking  provides a last-minute booking provision. In the case of last-minute bookings, you need to pay 100% of the trip cost 48 hours before the trip departure date.
We try our best to operate a trek at any time, but in case of last-minute booking, we cannot be responsible for delays due to circumstances out of our control - such as lodging unavailability or bad weather. Viber/WhatsApp/Phone at 977-9851267334 or email us npilgrimage@gmail.com

Important Note

Acute Mountain Sickness happens while traveling over 2500 meters refers to the effect of high elevation on our body within a short period. Every trekker must know about altitude sickness when traveling in the high altitude. So it is worthy to use precautionary ideas and tools such as staying dry or getting down from the high altitude. Because of low oxygen, our some part of the body doesn’t work properly while in high altitude. As a result, you might feel problems like nausea, headache, appetite, vomiting, and shortness of breath.
AMS is not explicit, so it can vary from one individual to another. It is a great idea to treat it when any of the side effects show up.
Headache
Dizziness
Loss of appetite
Breathing problem
Nausea or Vomiting
Fatigue or weakness
Persistent speedy Pulse
Drowsiness
trouble sleeping
Swelling of hands, feet, and face are known as Peripheral Edema.
Tips to avoid Acute Mountain Sickness


a) Acclimatization


In the high altitude, the level of oxygen is decreased and oxygen molecules per breath get lower. It is necessary to get oxygen for the climbing and expedition. If you face a low oxygen level, you have to adjust to breathing.
Acclimatization helps you to let the body adjusts to high elevation. It is mandatory to stay at the place for a day or more for recovering the body. It helps you to make more familiar to the thin air of the mountains.
It is recommended to spend one or two days at the same altitude for every 1,000 meters depends on your health conditions. You must spend acclimatization days while you trek to the Everest Region and Kanchenjunga region.


b) Hydrate


hydrated by maintaining the water level
The rate of lungs water evaporation is higher at high elevation. Thus, it is necessary to hydrate more. Carry a bottle of water and drink frequently even if do not feel thirsty.
You can maintain the electrolyte level with a sports drink. Such type of drinks helps to maintain your body hydrated by maintaining the water level. It is useful in the case of losing lots of water through respiration.


c) Don’t use Caffeine and alcohol


In Sherpa villages, the local homemade alcoholic drinks and a cup of beer may be very tempting. But, it is best to stay away from caffeine and alcohol in the morning time during your trek.
Caffeine and alcohol consumption at a higher elevation will increase dehydration. You must avoid these things whenever you ascent high elevation. You can have caffeine and alcohol in the low altitude while descending.

d) Slow and steady wins the Race


Slow and steady wins the Race
The other thing to do while you trek is to injure yourself. It is difficult to breathe as you are in high elevation but it is surely wrong to push yourself too difficult situation.
Trekking and climbing is not a race to win. You can walk slow and steady while watching the mountain and lake. The best way to avoid altitude sickness is acclimatization.

e) Make your stomach happy


Nepalese Dal Bhat Tarkari
To produce high energy, we recommended you to eat healthy and energetic food during a hike in the hills. It is recommended to eat about 75% calories with high carbohydrates.
The high amount of carbohydrate and other nutrients like chocolates, juices supplies you constant energy in the trek. High energy diet also helps to avoid altitude sickness.

f) Medication


Medication to avoid Acute Mountain Sickness
You can also use drugs like Acetazolamide to avoid Altitude sickness. You have to use twice a day from days before starting the ascent high elevation.

Trip Itinerary

You will be welcomed at the airport by our staff and transferred to a hotel for check in. Our airport representative will explain further details of the program and answer your questions. Overnight stay at the hotel (breakfast included)

Today, we start our sightseeing tour in the Kathmandu Valley which includes the cultural heritage experiences including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Pasupatinath Temple. Enjoy the artistic palace, culture, paintings, sculptures and a brief history of Nepal. Overnight at the hotel breakfast included.

Your Trekking guides will pick you up at 8:00 am. Then, we will start our 8 hours’ drive to Arughat. The first four hours to Dhading Besi, the district headquarters of Dhading (1050m), is on paved roads, but for the section to Arughat, we will be driving on a rougher surface. From Arughat we drive another 1.5 hrs to Soti Khola by public jeep. We will stay overnight at a guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

After crossing the Machha River and Khrolabesi, we will pass through the hot springs at Tatopani. The trail follows a forested area until we cross Dovan Khola. We then make our way to Budhi Gandaki Valley. As the elevation increases, the scenery undergoes a complete transformation, with white sandy areas along the riverside. Stay overnight at a guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

Here the trail will fascinate you with impressive waterfalls on either side of the valley. We pass Eklebhatti; head towards the river and cross it twice over suspension bridges. Then, we pass Euwa, traverse a small campsite and continue through the valley until we reach the village of Deng. Stay overnight at a guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

Today we will scramble steeply up onto a spectacular trail before descending to cross the river. We pass through some small settlements and then climb to an impressive valley. There we will encounter Mani stones (prayer stones) carved into wayside rocks – a sign that we are entering Tibetan territory. In the afternoon, we take a side excursion to the small settlement of Prok – a two hour round trip. Stay overnight at a guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

We’ll pass the stone gate and the long Mani stone wall of the village of Lho, with an astounding view of Peak 29 ahead. You can take a side excursion to Pungen Glacier in order to get a very close up view of Manaslu from here. The trial follows a lateral moraine of Pungen Glacier towards Sama. It takes a further 20 minutes to reach Sama Gompa for our night halt. Stay overnight at a guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

This day has been set aside for acclimatization and you can opt for a full or half day walk. The full day walk is towards Manaslu Base Camp (approximately 6-7 hour round trip). Alternatively, there are half day walks either to the glacier across the valley or to Birendra Ta. Stay overnight at the guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

The Manaslu Circuit Trek now crosses grazing areas and gradually ascends the valley. Fantastic views of the mountains especially Manaslu are ahead of us as we reach Samdo (3860m), a Tibetan refugee village. This remote village is only a day’s walk from the Tibetan border. In the afternoon we will explore the village and surrounding hills. Stay overnight at a guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

After crossing a couple of streams, we’ll reach the Larkya Bazaar. This is a village which thrived from trade with Tibet years ago. After a steady climb we will arrive at our lodge at 4450m. It is the last overnight before the pass. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

We will climb Cho Chanda and then slowly head uphill towards the steep snow covered pass. The panorama from the top is truly magnificent. You will see Himlung Himal (7126meter), Cheo Himal (6820meters), Gyagi Kung, Kang Kuru (6981meters) and Annapurna II (7937meters). The descent is steep as we pass through moraines to Bhimphedi. Stay overnight at a guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

With a gentle climb through paddy fields, we will head towards the small Karcha La pass. The trial descends through fig trees and rhododendron forests to Tilje. Stay overnight at a guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

 This will be the last day on the trails. After waking up at Tilje, we head to Dharapani. The route descends so the trek should be easy. You will be trekking through many fields and pastures and arrive at Tilje - a large Gurung settlement. This village is famous for brandy. However, we continue forward passing several Mani walls to reach Thonje village and then enter Dharapani village. 

Today, we will be our last day on the road. After early morning breakfast, we leave Dharapani to Besishar on a local bus, which will approximately take about six to seven hours. The drive will be scenic as we will pass many villages, Marsyangdi River, Bhulbhule town, and Khudi. We should be reaching Besisahar before 3 pm to catch the last bus to Kathmandu. If we are late, we will have to extend a day in the itinerary. 

After catching a bus that takes us back to Kathmandu, on our way, we will see the Marsyagdi River meeting the Trishuli River, as we head east on the Prithivi Highway. The drive allows you to appreciate beautiful and natural scenery  over Night at Kathmandu .


Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight, a representative from the Nepal Adventure Pilgrimage, will take you to the airport and bid you farewell. You will take with you wonderful memories of a truly outstanding experience

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Includes

    • Airport Pick up & Drop
    • 3nights 3-Start category Hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast.
    • Welcome dinner with culture show.
    • Sightseeing in Kathmandu Escorted with Guide
    • Kathmandu to Soti khola Bus or jeep 
    • Chamche to Besisahar local jeep 
    • Besisahar to Kathmandu local bus or car ,jeep
    • Fresh fruit every evening after the dinner.
    • Accommodation in tea house during trek
    • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate From Nepal Adventure Pilgrimage 
    • Sleeping bag, down jacket & duffel bag (if needed).
    • Meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) on trek.
    • All necessary paper work and special Permit.
    • A First Aid and Eco trained & Government licensed holder English Speaking guide
    • (One Porter between each two clients while on trek)
    • Accommodation, meals, salary, equipment, transportation & Insurance of trekking staff
    • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
    • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) Which will ensure you trek is in the safest hands possible for all levels of trekker.
    • All government taxes.

Doesn't Include

    • International AirfareNepal Visa fee (US$ 40 per person for 30 days)
    • Lunch/Dinner in Kathmandu
    • Entrance fee in KathmanduMedical evacuation in case of emergency.
    • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)Tips, any expenses of personal nature, clients insurance
    • Soft/hard drinks
    • Expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. In such case extra will be charged as per actual
    • Anything not specified in cost include section

Complimentary

    • Welcome and Farewell Dinner at Nepalese Style Cultural Restaurant
    • Shopping assistance around Thamel
    • Any kinds of secretarial and clerical works

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Amazing experience with Nepal Adventure Pilgrimage Trek

but also were trekking with our 17 year old daughter so didn’t want anything risky. When we got to the airport to fly out to Lukla all the flights were cancelled and looked like they might be for several days. Within an hour Anil had come up with another trek and booked it in with a new porter, flights, car transport... the whole itinerary!! We were off to do the Manaslu Trek . He really saved the day. It was the most beautiful experience walking through ferny valleys and icy mountains, in the snow and sunshine. Walking in winter was fantastic as it was low season and so what would have been super busy in summer was peaceful and beautiful. Anil pointed out so many extra little things along the way. He constantly checked in to see if we wanted to rest, and changed the schedule to fit in with our needs. He carried my husbands day pack as well as his own full pack when my husband was a bit unwell. We are so grateful that we found Anil and would recommend him for anything that you want to do anywhere in Nepal. We are hoping to go back in a few years to do Mustang with him.

Tony
Australia

Why we trek in Nepal with this Company

We are Trekking with Nepal Adventure Pilgrimage Trek for 2 weeks in December 2021 Manaslu Trek . It was the most incredible trip we have ever had. Anil took such great care of us and went the extra mile every day to point things out and really did take our trip to the next level. We had been in touch with him over many months planning a trek Manaslu . The quality of service of Nepal Adventure Pilgrimage Treks and Expedition is perfect. It was the second year in sequence when we ordered permits, transfers and service of porters for trekking. The work is clear done, everyone is very friendly and responsive. Even during the trek they always kept in touch with us, finding out if everything was good with us.Please If you go to Nepal lets keep the service with Nepal Adventure Pilgrimage Trek Thanks again! Recommend.

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France

Great experience - Manaslu trek with Nepal Adventure Pilgrimage Trek

We did the Manaslu Circuit trek and it was amazing. Before arriving Anil was very helpful and organised everything, and once in Kathmandu took great care of us. During the trek, our guide Kancha and porter, Rajendra, were super dedicated, kind and professional. Many thanks guys, it was a truly memorable and unforgettable experience!! We strongly recommend Nepal Adventure Pilgrimage Treks and Expedition. Dhanyabaad!!!

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We are Trekking with Nepal Adventure Pilgrimage Trek for 2 weeks in March 2022 Manaslu Trek . It was the most incredible trip we have ever had. We recently embarked on the Manaslu Circuit trek and sourced our permits through these guys. Great, professional service, would absolutely use them again and recommend to others. Even during the trek they always kept in touch with us, finding out if everything was good with us.Please If you go to Nepal lets keep the service with Nepal Adventure Pilgrimage Trek Thanks again! Recommend.

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Frequently Asked Questions

You need More or less 2 weeks for Manaslu Circuit trek from Kathmandu to Kathmandu. But you can combine Manaslu Tsum valley within 3 week

Since Manaslu region is restricted trekking route, trekkers should have government registered guide and agency to obtain Manaslu region permits and trek.

If you are trekking only Manaslu circuit then you need Manaslu conservation area, Annapurna conservation area and Manaslu special permits. But if you prefer combining Tsum valley then you should have Tsum valley special permit as well. 

Yes, you can do tea house trek and you do not need to carry tents and mattress.

Apart from Gumpa Lungdang and Dharmasala you will have power all the places where you can charge your battery too. It will cost you more or less couple of dollar for full charge.

You can have Wi Fi few places such as Namrung, Lho, Samagaun, Bhimthang, Dharapni etc.

You have to walk 6/7 hrs (more or less 15 km) per day. But when you are above 3000 m then the distance will be shorter (more or less 10/12 km.)

You will have English speaking professional, experience, first aid trained and government registered certified local guide. They are mostly from all ethnic group of Nepal and picked from root of Himalaya region. We also offer language specific guides if needed such as French, Spanish, Italian etc.

March, April, May and September, October and November are the best time of the year. But you still can trek some other month as well. For further detail please contact us.

Trekkers can trek solo with a guide only after paying twice for special permit.

Yes, you can store with us and it will be safe.

Altitude symptoms are vomiting, fever, headache, nausea, dizzy, losing appetite, weakness, often waking, hard to breath, feeling too cold, diarrhea etc.

Rest day is not a rest day. It is an acclimatize day where we do day hike to adapt altitude during Himalaya. This is main key factor to achieve our final destination and explore more side trip in detail.

You do not need special course for Manaslu trek but if you have some hiking experience before visit Nepal, it will put you better position. Because the terrain of Nepal is quite rugged and challenging.


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Packing List

Packing Checklist For The Manaslu Trek
As opposed to popular belief, you don’t need much-complicated gear and equipment for an Manaslu Trek adventure. Here’s a basic checklist of the essential items that you should not forget to bring with you during your Trek:

  • A sturdy pair of trekking boots with good ankle support
  • Rucksack or daypack (30 liters) with a waterproof cover
  • Trekking pants and waterproof trousers
  • T-shirts or shirts
  • Down jacket
  • Wind/ waterproof light jacket
  • Fleece jumper or jacket
  • Inner Thermal (top and trouser)
  • 4-6 pair of socks and underwear
  • Sunglasses, sun hat, woolen cap, or balaclava
  • Inner and outer gloves
  • Headlamp, power bank, and extra batteries
  • Sun protection cream, wet wipes, and hand sanitizer
  • Towel, flip-flop or rubber sandal, toiletries
  • Water bottle and water purification tablets
  • Sleeping bag and sleeping bag liner

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