Manaslu Circuit Trek - 15 Days

One of the restricted region treks that lie within the historical Gorkha district is Manaslu Circuit Trek.  Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of the best treks in Nepal which offers completely different expertise from treks compared to other trekking trails.

The secret behind the name of Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu means “mountain of the spirit” derived from the Sanskrit word Manasa. Manasa means “intellect” or “soul”. In addition, the means of Manaslu is the fulfillment of the need of the heart. 

Manaslu Trek 
From 1991 AD Manaslu circuit trekking was permitted by the Nepalese Government. As Tourists should acquire Trekking permission from the Department of Immigration. Moreover, this trekking path follows an ancient salt-trading route. Along with the Budhi Gandaki River. Hence, Ten peaks over 6,500 meters (21,300 ft) measure are visible during this Manaslu Circuit Trek. The Larkya La Pass at an elevation of 5,106 m is the best purpose of this trek.

Moreover, the Manaslu trek is a new trekking route around Mt. Manaslu, the world’s eighth highest peak. Trekking on the least traveled trails through rural areas with epic panoramic views with a different flavor. Similarly, the Manaslu region offers utterly different expertise from treks compared to Everest and Annapurna regions, in which trekkers receive the best experience. 

 As a result, Manaslu Trek is famous for a chance to relish a quiet time trek in a pure paradise away. Trek follows an ancient path in that you get pleasure from authentic Nepali culture and cordial reception.  Similarly, the Manaslu Circuit Trek is parallel to time travel. Wherever the path has a tea house for a night stop or accommodation. 

Manaslu circuit trek

Besides this, Manaslu Circuit Trek provides the chance for excellent photos. A good camera is essential for the best clips. Trekkers get a chance to observe the culture and history of its neighboring territory, Tibet. Buddhist monasteries, architecture, and tradition showcase that the major population follows Buddhism. Hence, Tourists should acquire a Trekking allow from the Department of Immigration. 

Frequently Asked Question (FAQ)

1. How hard is Manaslu Trek?

Manaslu Circuit is a challenging trekking trail in Nepal. So Trekkers must be physically and mentally fit. Daily exercise is necessary during this trek.

Manaslu circuit trek

Normally trekkers have to trek for 6-8 hours in a day. The natural beauty of this region sometime motivates one to travel more and more. The pain and the stress level will disappear due to the landscape you see during trekking. Thus, With calm and passion this trek can be completed by every trekker of all age groups.

2. Which is the best month for Manaslu Trek?

The best month to trek Manaslu is from March to June and from September to November. Trekkers will enjoy the clear views, snowcapped mountains, and beautiful landscapes during this time. Thus, During this time the forest becomes colorful with the Rhodondren and the magnolia blooming. And also the amazing snow-capped mountain peaks.

3. How much does it cost to trek Manaslu?

Usually, USD 1499 is enough for the entire trekking over Manaslu. Thus, Being in the restricted region, cost certain additional charges. Not only that this reason is not connected with roadways so the accommodation and the cost are high.

Moreover, on the Manaslu trek 

Manaslu Circuit Trek Permit 

Manaslu is the restricted area trek in Nepal, where tourists need 3 distinct types of permits. And these all permits can be collected from Kathmandu as well as from Pokhara. Hence, The cost of a permit depends on the month and the days that the tourist spends in this region.

The solo trek is not possible in this trek, it is because a minimum of 2 trekkers is required to take a permit. Similarly, For a permit, tourists should contact the trekking agency and the Government verified Trekking Guide. Usually, the cost of the permit for Manaslu Trek is USD 100 for the first 7 days. Likewise, ACAP and MCAP permits are also required for trekking in the Manaslu region.

Whereas, trekkers must carry travel insurance, passport, receipt of payments, visas, etc. For more information about Manaslu Circuit Permit, then go through the Nepal Trekking Permits fee.  

Travel Insurance for Manaslu Circuit Trek 

Travel insurance is mandatory for Manaslu Circuit Trek. Insurance cover medical bills, loss of property, cover in an emergency, and many more. Thus, It works as the backup for the trekkers and helps in difficult situations. 

List of packing for the Manaslu Trek 

1. Firstly, Down jacket 

2. Waterproof and windproof Jacket 

3. Trekking Shirts 

4. Hiking shorts 

5. Raincoat 

6. Warm woolen hat 

7. Sunglasses 

8. Hiking socks 

9. Hiking boots 

10. Finally, Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, body moisturizer, toilet paper, hand wash, Tissue, Water bottle, Plastic bags)

 Our service for our guest

Similarly, Our trips fully support and offer personalized service to our guests. If you’re interested to involve in these trips by your interest, time, and physical and mental preparation it’s fine.

Besides this, Hot Spring Trek, Trek near Kathmandu, Panchase Trek, Ghalegaun Trek, Chepang Hill Trek, Chisapani Nagarkot Trek, and Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek are available.

Similarly, Annapurna Circuit Trek – 14 Days, Annapurna Base Camp Trek – 14 Days, and many more are in Annapurna Region.

Other hands, Everest Base Camp Trek – 12 Days, and Everest Three Pass Trek – 17 Days are in Everest Region

In Langtang Region Holy Gosainkunda Trek – 6 Days, Langtang Valley Trek – 9 Days, Langtang Gosainkunda Chisapani Trek – 13 Days are available.

Manasalu Area Trek – 15 Days, Upper Mustang Trek – 14 Days, Nar Phu Valley Trek – 12 Days, and Rara Lake Trek – 11 Days are in Restricted Region.

As well as Ganesh Himal, Kanchanjunga, Makalu Trek, and furthermore programs are organized by Robinson Crusoe Holidays.

Among the cultural programs; are Honeymoon Tour Package – 10 Days, Nepal Pleasure Tour – 8 Days, Adventure Package Tour – 14 Days, Historical Nepal Tour – 10 Days, Spiritual tour Package – 12 Days, Kathmandu Unique tour – 5 Days, Historical Gorkha Village Tour 9 Days, Nepal India Cultural Tour – 10 Days, Nepal Bhutan Tibet Tour – 12 Days.

Thus, According to your time duration and schedule, please go to our Plan Trip or Customize Trip.

Therefore, Robinson Crusoe Holiday is always ready to provide excellent services for our guests. Based on our cultural motto “Matri Debo Bhaba, Pitrii Debo Bhaba, Atithi Debo Bhaba.” Mother as a God, Father as a God, and Guest as a God.

Overview of Manasalu Trek

Manaslu trek is one of the toughest and most rewarding trekking trails under the shadow of Mt. Manaslu (8156m), the eighth highest mountain in the world. Trekking in Manaslu will involve crossing several high Himalayan passes including Larkya La pass (5213m). Along the trek, you will have crystal clear views of Manaslu Himal, Baudha Himal, Ganesh Himal ranges among others.

We will trek through Manaslu Conservation Area, which has been established in the valley to preserve its precious biodiversity and promote sustainable tourism. The area’s alpine landscape and unique ecosystem support varied wildlife including snow leopard, grey wolf, musk deer, blue sheep, and the Himalayan Thar. The region is also a storehouse of precious herbs and medicinal plants that have been used by Himalayan people for centuries.

The Manaslu Circuit trek is 180km in length, roughly 110 miles. Treks are beginning in the busy market town of Soti Khola, going up and back along a different path. This is a trek for someone who wants something different in Nepal but still offers the most striking and jaw-dropping scenery.

Many people associate the Manaslu Circuit trek to the Annapurna before it got busy. It is in a region which was closed to outsiders until the early ’90s and tourism is still restricted. It is not quite as high as the Annapurna circuit and really is a stunning and less trodden path. You will meet people along the way, and also yaks. There is only one rule of the road when meeting an oncoming yak.

The path is well used and the ascent is not overly difficult. The top of Larkya La provides astounding panoramic views of Manaslu. As well as observing the view of Cheo Himal, Himal Chuli, and Himlung Himal. The terrain is never dangerous or precipitous, it is still just a walk but requires the usual care. There is no climbing or special equipment required on the Manaslu Circuit trek.

Trip Highlight of Manasalu trek

  • Trek along the Budhi Ganadaki River gorge with biodiversity and nature.
  • Views of highest peaks in the world like Mt. Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, Mt. Annapurna II, Mt. Himchuli, Mt. Ganesh etc.
  • Larkya La pass (5106m/16901ft) crossing, one of the highest passes in the world
  • Possibility of spotting a wild endangered species like Snow Leopard
  • The trek is wild and remote, yet there are tea-houses at everyday stage, so trekkers don’t need to bring tents and food, making it more accessible and affordable than similar treks.
  • Tsum Valley is a part of Manaslu Circuit Trek according to the interest of the guest to experience an exotic valley in Manaslu region,

Itinerary

Day 1
Drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola (730 m) via Arughat (570 m)

Early in the morning breakfast at the hotel
After breakfast drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola via Dhading, Arughat as well as through the bank of Budhigandaki river
Upon arriving Soti Khola transfer to hotel/lodge/tea house and refreshment
After refreshment explore the local area
Overnight at hotel/lodge/tea house

Day 2
Trek from Soti Khola to Machhi Khola (890m)

Early in the morning breakfast at the hotel/lodge/tea house
After breakfast start the trek from Soti Khola to Machhi Khola
Upon arriving Machhi Khola transfer to hotel/lodge/tea house and refreshment
After refreshment explore the local area
Overnight at hotel/lodge/tea house

Day 3
Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat (1350m.).

Early in the morning breakfast at the hotel/lodge/tea house
After breakfast start the trek from Machhii Khola to Jagat
Upon arriving Jagat transfer to hotel/lodge/tea house and refreshment
After refreshment explore the local area
Overnight at hotel/lodge/tea house

Day 4
Trek from Jagat to Deng (2095m)

Early in the morning breakfast at the hotel/lodge/tea house
After breakfast start the trek from Jagat to Deng
Upon arriving Deng transfer to hotel/lodge/tea house and refreshment
After refreshment explore the local area
Overnight at hotel/lodge/tea house

Day 5
Trek from Deng to Namrung (2630m)

Early in the morning breakfast at the hotel/lodge/tea house
After breakfast start the trek from Deng to Namrung
Upon arriving Namrung transfer to hotel/lodge/tea house and refreshment
After refreshment explore the local area
Overnight at hotel/lodge/tea house

Day 6
Trek from Namrung to Shyala (3500m) via Lho Gaon (3200m)

Early in the morning breakfast at the hotel/lodge/tea house
After breakfast start the trek from Namrung to Shyala
Upon arriving Shyala transfer to hotel/lodge/tea house and refreshment
After refreshment explore the local area
Overnight at hotel/lodge/tea house

Day 7
Trek from Shyala to Samagaun (3390m) via Pung-gyen Gumpa (4800m)

Early in the morning breakfast at the hotel/lodge/tea house
After breakfast start the trek from Shyala to Samagaun
Upon arriving Samagaun transfer to hotel/lodge/tea house and refreshment
After refreshment explore the local area
Overnight at hotel/lodge/tea house

Day 8
Acclimatization day in Samagaun (3390m).

Take your breakfast according to your comfort at the hotel/lodge/tea house
This is the day of acclimatization at Sama Gaon to prevent altitude-related illness acclimatization hike, you will walk to Pungyen Gompa on the east of the Nubri Valley.
Once at the hilltop, you will get the enticing views of Manaslu. Nearby, you will see many Himalayan Thars and Yaks grazing.
You can hike to Birendra Tal, which is a short walk from Sama Gong.
This is an option if you feel the need for a rest or if you are finding the altitude difficulty.
Then back to hotel/lodge/tea house and refreshment
Overnight at hotel/lodge/tea house

Day 9
Trek from Samagaun to Samdo (3690m.)

Early in the morning breakfast at the hotel/lodge/tea house
After breakfast start the trek from Samagaun to Samdo
Upon arriving Samdo transfer to hotel/lodge/tea house and refreshment
After refreshment explore the local area
Overnight at hotel/lodge/tea house

Day 10
Trek from Samdo to Dharmashala (4460m) via Larkey bazaar

Early in the morning breakfast at the hotel/lodge/tea house
After breakfast start the trek from Samdo to Dharmashala
Upon arriving Dharmashala transfer to hotel/lodge/tea house and refreshment
After refreshment explore the local area
Overnight at hotel/lodge/tea house

Day 11
Trek from Dharmashal to Bimthang (3590m) via Larkya La Pass (5106m)

Early in the morning breakfast at the hotel/lodge/tea house
After breakfast start the trek from Dharamshala to Bimthang
Upon arriving Bimthang transfer to hotel/lodge/tea house and refreshment
After refreshment explore the local area
Overnight at hotel/lodge/tea house

Day 12
Trek from Bimthang to Dharapani (1860m.)

Early in the morning breakfast at the hotel/lodge/tea house
After breakfast start the trek from Bimthang to Dharapani
Upon arriving Dharapani transfer to hotel/lodge/tea house and refreshment
After refreshment explore the local area
Overnight at hotel/lodge/tea house

Day 13
Trek from Dharapani to Jagat (1800m)

Early in the morning breakfast at the hotel/lodge/tea house
After breakfast start the trek from Dharapani to Jagat
Upon arriving Jagat transfer to hotel/lodge/tea house and refreshment
After refreshment explore the local area
Overnight at hotel/lodge/tea house

Day 14
Trek from Jagat to Beshisahar (760m)

Early in the morning breakfast at the hotel/lodge/tea house
After breakfast start the trek from Jagat to Beshisahar
Upon arriving Beshisahar Khola transfer to hotel/lodge/tea house and refreshment
After refreshment explore the local area
Overnight at hotel/lodge/tea house

Day 15
Drive from Beshisahar to Kathmandu (7/8 hours.)

Early in the morning breakfast at the hotel/lodge/tea house
After breakfast drive from Beshisahar to Kathmandu
Upon arriving Kathmandu transfer to hotel/lodge/tea house and refreshment
Overnight at hotel/lodge/tea house

COST INCLUDES

  • Trekkers' information management system. (Tims Card)
  • Manasalu Conservation Area Project. (MCAP Permit)
  • You’re Meal in During the Trekking as Your standard meals (3 times a day Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner).
  • All Trekking Permit (Manasalu Conservation Area) and Local Permit.
  • Accommodation in Trekking: All accommodations in lodge/tea houses during the treks.
  • Trekking Guide: An experienced, helpful, friendly, and English speaking Trekking Guide. His well- paid salary, meals, accommodation insurance, etc.
  • Trekking Porter: porters (1 porter for 2 peoples). Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation.
  • After the Success Trip, Provide Adventure Certificate.
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • All government taxes.
  • Service charge.

COST EXCLUDES

  • Meals and Extra Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • All Hot and Cold drinks
  • Single Trekker & Solo Trekker (Porters Extra Charge)
  • Special Table Menu/Bakery Cafe
  • The additional size of Pots Hot Drinks
  • Electronic device re-charge
  • Hot shower
  • On the trekking Wi-Fi
  • Personal expenses any type
  • Travel insurance and evacuation insurance
  • Tipping for Guide and Porter

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Manasalu area trek

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Manaslu Circuit Trek
From $ 1,699
per Adult

Trip Facts

  • 5106m
  • Minimum 2 persons
  • Larkya La Pass
  • Moderate/Difficult
  • Tea house/Hotel/Lodge
  • Spring (March to May) and Autumn (mid-September to November).
  • Jeep/Bus

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