Manaslu Circuit Trek
Manaslu Conservation Area
Difficulty
Challenging
Duration
14 days
Group Size
1 - 10
Max Altitude
5135m
Start Point
Kathmandu
End Point
Kathmandu

The Manaslu Circuit Trek offers adventurers a captivating journey through the remote and rugged landscapes of Nepal's Himalayas. Spanning approximately 177 kilometers, this trek encircles the majestic Mount Manaslu, the eighth-highest peak in the world, standing at 8,163 meters. Renowned for its natural beauty, cultural richness, and challenging terrain, the trek provides a unique opportunity to explore diverse ecosystems, from lush green forests to high-altitude barren landscapes.

 

Along the route, trekkers encounter traditional Tibetan villages, where locals warmly welcome visitors with their unique culture and hospitality. The trek also passes through the spectacular Larkya La Pass, reaching an elevation of 5,213 meters, offering panoramic views of snow-capped peaks and glaciers.

 

Unlike the more popular Annapurna and Everest treks, the Manaslu Circuit offers a quieter, more secluded experience, ideal for those seeking solitude and a deeper connection with nature. However, its remote location and challenging terrain require good physical fitness and prior trekking experience.

 

The Manaslu Circuit Trek presents a profound opportunity for adventure-seekers to immerse themselves in the raw beauty of the Himalayas, forge lasting memories, and gain insights into the rich culture and traditions of the region. It's a journey that promises physical and spiritual fulfillment amidst breathtaking scenery and unparalleled wilderness.

Highlights

Mount Manaslu: The trek offers breathtaking views of Mount Manaslu, the eighth-highest peak in the world, standing at 8,163 meters (26,781 feet) tall. Trekkers get to witness this majestic mountain up close as they circumnavigate its base.

 

Larkya La Pass: The trek reaches its highest point at the Larkya La Pass, at an elevation of 5,213 meters (17,103 feet). Crossing this challenging pass rewards trekkers with stunning panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks.

 

Remote Tibetan Villages: Along the route, trekkers can visit and interact with traditional Tibetan villages such as Samagaun and Samdo. These villages offer a glimpse into the local Tibetan communities' unique culture, lifestyle, and hospitality.

 

Diverse Landscapes: The trek takes adventurers through diverse landscapes, including lush green forests, terraced fields, glacial valleys, and high-altitude barren landscapes. Each day brings new scenery and experiences, making the journey both varied and captivating.

 

Cultural Immersion: The Manaslu region is rich in culture and heritage, with influences from Tibetan Buddhism. Trekkers can explore ancient monasteries, prayer flags, and chortens scattered throughout the route, gaining insights into the religious and cultural practices of the local communities.

Itinerary
Day 1

Drive to Dobhan (1050m, 8-10 hours)

Day 2

Trek to Philim (1570m, 7-8 hours)

Day 3

Trek to Deng (1860m, 7-8 hours)

Day 4

Trek to Namrung (2630m, 7-8 hours)

Day 5

Trek to Lho (3180m, 4-5 hours)

Day 6

Trek to Samagaun (3520m, 3-4 hours) - Hike to Birendra Lake

Day 7

Rest day at Samagaun for acclimatization - Hike to Pungen Gompa (4400m, 5-6 hours)

Day 8

Hike to Manaslu Base Camp (4800m, 7-8 hours)

Day 9

Trek to Samdo (3875m, 3-4 hours)

Day 10

Trek to Dharmashala (4460m, 3-4 hours)

Day 11

Trek to Bhimthang (3590m, 9-10 hours) via Larkey La Pass (5315m)

Day 12

Trek to Goa (2515m, 6-7 hours)

Day 13

Trek to Tilje (1860m, 4-5 hours) - Drive to Besi Sahar (760m, 5-6 hours)

Day 14

Drive to Kathmandu

Costs and Inclusions
Group Size Price
2 $ 1150.00
3-5 $ 950.00
6-10 $ 850.00

What is included?

  • Necessary ground transportation in private vehicles 
  • Internal flights, if required in the itinerary 
  • Accommodation in mountain lodges on twin sharing during the trekking days. 
  • Breakfast everyday
  • Experienced trekking guide 
  • First aid kit carried by the guide
  • Required permits for trekking
  • Staff salaries and insurance

 

 

What is excluded?

  • Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Meals: Lunch, dinner/ alcoholic drinks/ bottled drinking water/ personal snacks.
  • Personal expenses like battery charging, Wi-Fi, laundry, hot showers, etc. 
  • Porters service (Costs USD 150 extra)
  • Tips and gratuities to staff 
  • Anything not mentioned on the price inclusion 
Important Notes

Stay in Kathmandu:

There is a wide range of hotel and hostel options available. You can let us know your budget, and we will find the best possible deal in the market for your price range. We advise you to arrive in Kathmandu at least two days before the beginning day of your trek. We can also arrange an airport transfer service on your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport.

 

Money and budget:

It is best to bring some cash with you to avoid any problems due to technical issues. Our representatives will assist you with money exchange. You are required to carry Nepalese currency during the trek to cover your expenses. Please be aware of some extra funds for tipping, emergency scenarios like flight cancellations or rescue, and additional personal costs.

 

Meals during the trek: 

Various food items are available on the mountain lodge's menu. We have not included the cost of lunch and dinner in the package so that you can choose what you want to eat and how much you like to spend on food. Food items range from USD 5-10, and drinks range from USD 1-5 on the mountains. You can see the price of food increase as you go higher. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements.

 

Health and safety: 

If you have any health conditions, please let us know in complete detail before the trek starts. Our expert, experienced guides will monitor your health on the trek. Ensure you follow the guides' instructions to avoid health and safety issues. Please communicate with your guide daily about the changes you have been experiencing in your body. If you have any problems, avoid getting altitude sickness as much as possible.

 

Insurance:

All of our clients should have travel and rescue insurance. Please ensure it covers high-altitude trekking and helicopter rescue if you choose to do any of our treks.

 

Support staffs: 

The cost for porter service will be USD 25 per day if you wish to take one. A trekking porter will support you in carrying a maximum of 25 kg. If you are in a group, two people can share the cost of one porter if their luggage is less than 30 kg. We will provide you with duffle bags to pack your belongings, which are to be carried by the support staff.

 

Tips and gratuities: 

It is customary in Nepal, especially in the tourism industry, to tip the guides, porters, drivers, and other service providers after the service is received. If you are happy with their service, you must tip as much as you want.

 

Single supplement: 

Extra charges will be applicable if you choose not to share rooms during the trip. There will be certain areas where the option to have a single room is not available during high season.

 

Change and adaptations: 

Our trek leaders will make changes and adapt the itinerary in your best interest if any unavoidable circumstances occur, such as bad weather, natural disaster, political activity, health issues, change of rules, etc.

 


 

What to pack?

 

 Head and Hands:

  • Cap or hat to wear while walking in bright sun
  • Wool or fleece cap or hat to keep your head warm
  • Neck warmer to protect your throat from catching a cold 
  • Uv protection sunglasses 
  • Warm wind and waterproof gloves

 

Upper body:

  • Dri-fit trekking shirts
  • Thermals 
  • Warm trekking shirts
  • Hiking hoodie
  • Wind and waterproof jacket
  • Down jacket 

 

Lower body:

  • Trekking pants 
  • Trekking shorts
  • Thermals and inners
  • Waterproof pants 
  • Trekking socks
  • Waterproof trekking boots with ankle support 
  • Slippers or sandals
  • Gaiters 
  • Microspikes

 

Other items:

  • Strong rucksack or day rucksack to be carried personally.
  • One or two-litre water bottle.
  • Trekking poles.
  • A personal first aid kit should include essential items.
  • Sleeping bag, four seasons.
  • Torch, ideally head torch.
  • Toilet paper, quick-dry towel,
  • Toothbrush
  • Large handkerchief/bandana for neck
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