Manaslu Circuit Trek
Manaslu circuit trekking exhibits the sensational mountain vistas, fascinating culture and biological diversity, spanning altitudes from 600 to 5500 meter – one of the Nepal’s last Himalayan jewels.
Mt. Manaslu, The eighth highest peak of the world which is elevated at the height of 8,163m (26,781 ft) above the sea level is located in the ridges of Mansiri Himal in Gorkha District of Nepal. Regarded as the “mountain of spirit”, Mt. Manaslu is identified as Mt. Kutung in Tibet. If you are one of those, who just started trekking and if you consider yourself a fit, then Manaslu Circuit Trekking, legally opened since 1991 is well suited for you. However, one has to make sure good cardiovascular fitness as well before actually planning to embark journey. This journey is best for those who look for adventures but fewer technicalities. Manaslu Circuit is by far the concealed regions of Nepal, not much of exploration have been done here. This round trekking displays breathtaking views of mountains with fascinating diversity of flora and fauna. Cultural diversity of indigenous groups like Gurung and Sherpa captivates even more. Manaslu Trek route is spread up to Nepal – Tibet Border, but it is restricted to be there. This circuit has been best alternative to Annapurna Circuit. This has to be one of the most loved tourist destinations in Nepal.
Manaslu Trek starts from Shotikhola; via Arughat. Arughat is a small city which borders two district Gorkha and Dhading. The trail starts alongside the Budhi Gandaki River roams around and climbs towards the region known as Nupri. Higher we move, rich Tibetan influence can be seen on the customs and traditions. This region is home to many endangered wild animals like Snow leopard and Musk Deer. The highest point in this trek is the “Larkya La pass” situated at the height of 5,160m which is considered as one of the most challenging passes crossing the Himalayas. Another attraction of the trip is Pungyen Gumba at 4,400m.
The weather is generally unpredictable, the temperature varies from -10 degree C to 20 degree C. It is strongly recommend carrying warmer clothes no matter which season you travel. This Trek has the flawless balance of Nepali culture and mountain scenery.
Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu & Transfer to the Hotel (1,400m)
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley sight seeing and Trekking Preparation
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola (710m)
Day 04: Trek from Soti Khola to Maccha Khola (900m)
Day 05: Trek from Maccha Khola to Jagat (1410m)
Day 06: Trek from Jagat to Dyang (1,804m)
Day 07: Trek from Dyang to Namrung (2,630
Day 08: Trek from Namrung to Samagaon (3,530m)
Day 09: Trek from Samagaon to Pungyen Gumba (4,400) to Samagaon: 4-5 hrs exploration day
Day 10: Trek from Samagaon to Samdo (3,860m)
Day 11: Trek from Samdo to Dharamsala/Larkya B. C. (4,460m)
Day 12: Trek from Dharamsala to Larkya la (5,160m) to Bhimthang (3,720m)
Day 13: Trek from Bhimthang to Tilije (2,300m)
Day 14: Trek from Tilije to Tal (1,700m)
Day 15: Drive from Tal to Kathmandu & transfer to the Hotel
Day 16: Leisure Day in Kathmandu City
Day 17: Transfer to International Airport for final departure
1. Arrival & Departure: Airport - Hotel transfers – Airport (Pick Up and Drop).
2. Hotel Accommodation In Kathmandu: 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu on bed & breakfast Basis-Double Room.
3. Welcome Dinner: One Welcome Dinner in tourist standard restaurant in Kathmandu with Office’s Staffs.
4. Sight Seeing: Sightseeing major world heritage sights around Kathmandu Valley [Pashupatinath Temple, Swoyambu (Monkey temple) and Kathmandu Durbar Square] by professional guide.
5. Permit: All necessary paper works: Trekking Permit (including MCAP & ACAP), TIMS permit & conservation entry fee.
6. Insurance: Insurance for all involved Nepalese staffs during the trek and expedition.
7. Trekking Map: Manaslu Circuit Trekking map
8. Member transportation:
a. Land Transportation: Kathmandu – Arughat – Shoti Khola and while returning Tal - Kathmandu (by reserved Jeep, as per itinerary)
9. Member Luggage: Up to 13 Kg per member for personal baggage during the trek carrying by porters.
10. Lodging & Fooding: Food 3 meals a day (BDL; including tea and coffee) along with accessible accommodation at Hotel/Lodge/Tea house/Camp during the trek.
11. Guide: A local government licensed Guide during the trek and in Kathmandu sight seeing.
12. Porter: Porters (2 trekkers: 1 porter) during the trek.
13. Staff Salary and allowance: All Nepalese staffs & porters daily wages, salary, equipment, foods & clothing.
14. Comprehensive Medical kit.
1. Air Fare: International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
2. Nepal entry Visa fee: Nepali Visa fee US$ 40 per person for 30 days (to be applied for 60 days (USD$ 100).
3. Lunch & Dinner: Lunch & dinner in during the stay in Kathmandu (also in case of early return from Trekking than the scheduled itinerary).
4. Extra night in Kathmandu: Extra nights accommodation in Kathmandu. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking / Expedition (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
5. Insurance: Travel and high altitude insurance, accident, medical & emergency evacuation.
6. Rescue Evacuation: Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation cost if required. (Rescue, Repatriation, Medication, Medical Tests and Hospitalization costs.)
7. Personal Expenses: Telephone, Internet, battery recharge, bottled or boiled water, shower, Laundry, any Alcoholic beverages, and also Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking Gears & Equipment.
8. Filming: Special Filming, Camera and Drone permit fee.
9. Internet Service: Internet facility during the trek in not included.
10. $20 usd for extra porter per day (If extra porter demanded).
11. Tips: Tips for Guide, porters and staffs.
12. Extra: Any other services or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
13. Any other item not listed in “Cost Includes” section.