- Booking Type Instant Booking
- duration 16 days
- tour type Private
- minimum participants 2
- age requirement 5+ years old
- guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
- Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
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- Crossing the highest point at Larkya La Pass (5,125M)
- Unspoiled and less commercialized trekking route
- Typical ethnic villages and magnificient views of Himalayas!
While the Annapurna Circuit Trek is now disrupted by on-going construction of motor roads, the Manaslu Circuit Trek is the perfect alternative to Annapurna Circuit. For those who do not want to walk on the dusty roads of the Annapurna Circuit, the Manaslu Circuit is the perfect alternative with a similar route, similar views and similar experiences.
With newly developed small tea houses along the route, Manaslu Trek has become a lot easier for trekkers to acquire accommodation and meals. the Manaslu Circuit Trek explores small Buddhist villages with spectacular scenery of snowy peaks, thundering rivers, high passes, wildlife and different Himalayan flowers including the beautiful rhododendrons.
The Manaslu trek will lead you to the highest land attached to Tibet with some opportunities to experience Tibetan-influenced cultures and faiths.
The Manaslu Circuit Trek is getting more and more popular among trekkers as a new trekking route . Manaslu Trekking is a restricted trekking route, you need to use a government licensed trekking agency with private staffs. You can not do independent trekking in this area. Larke (Larkye) La Pass (5,106 meters) is the most difficult point of the trek but it's not worse, weather conditions allowing to cross and meet Annapurna circuit route.
The Manaslu Circuit Trek is the premier moderate-to-difficult grade trekking route in Nepal in terms of mountains, authentic culture and enjoyment. This trek gives you the opportunity to see untouched beauty of nature, gives you your own pace for the walk and lets you experience the life of people in the mountains.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel (1310M/4,297FT)
Day 2: Free day for trekking permit preparations
Day 3: Drive to Soti Khola by public transport (710M)
Day 4: Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola (930M)
Day 5: Trek to Jagat (1,370M)
Day 6: Trek from Jagat to Deng (1,860M)
Day 7: Trek to Namrung (2,540M)
Day 8: Trek to the beautiful village of Samagaun (3390M)
Day 9: Trek to Samdo (3,890M)
Day 10: Rest and acclimatization day at Samdo (3,890M)
Day 11: Trek to Dharmasala / Larke Phedi (4,460M)
Day 12: Cross Larkya La (5,125M) and trek to Bimthang (3,590M)
Day 13: Trek from Bimthang to Tilije (2,300M)
Day 14: Trek from Tilije to Chamje (1410M)
Day 15: Drive to Besisahar and then to Kathmandu (1,310M)
Day 16: Departure from Kathmandu
- Airport pickup and drop off services by private vehicle
- Accommodation in Kathmandu for 3 Nights as per the itinerary at tourist standard Hotel
- Kathmandu - Soti Khola and Chamje - Kathmandu transfers on shared bus
- Meals on full board [Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner] during the trek
- Accommodation on tea houses as per the itinerary during the trek
- ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project), TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System), MCAP (Manaslu Conservation Area Project) and Nepal Immigration Permits
- Experienced English speaking, government licensed and ministry of tourism trained trekking guide with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance
- Assistant trekking guide for groups over 6 people with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance
- Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
- Comprehensive first aid medical kit carried by the guide
- Daily seasonal fresh fruits as per the availability during the trek
- Necessary paper works, all government and local taxes
- Rescue and medical emergency assistance if needed during the trek
- Complimentary welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu at a cultural restaurant [optional]
- Porter (Sharing)
- Kathmandu - Soti Khola Jeep
- Chamje - Kathmandu Jeep
- Kathmandu Sightseeing
- International airfare, Nepal visa fees (two passport photographs), travel and medical insurance, emergency evacuation
- Personal expenses ( bars and beverage bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc. )
- Costs arising from natural calamities, mishaps or anything beyond our control. Costs are not refundable and transferable in any mean if you leave the trek voluntarily and want to return from the trek
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu ( also in the case of early returns and late departures than scheduled itinerary )
- Services not mentioned in 'Services Includes' section ( Please ask us if you are confused about any services )
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Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.Other Practical InformationAccording to Nepal's immigration rules, there needs to be a minimum of 2 foreigners to obtain immigration permits for the Manaslu Circuit Trek as it's a so-called restricted trekking area. If you are a single traveler, we can try to find Manaslu group treks that you can join, if available.
How much money do I need to bring with me?
Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.
How much should my backpack weigh?
A properly packed backpack (not including your day pack) should ideally not weigh more than 13 kg. It is also important to note that if you are taking a flight to the start of your trek, many smaller aircraft have weight restrictions. For example, if you are flying from Kathmandu to Lukla, you are only allowed 10kg of checked luggage, and 5 kg of hand baggage. Thus, in case of a small flight, you should ideally pack a 10 kg backpack for checked luggage, and then add 5 kg in your hand baggage. You can then re-shuffel the weigt once you start your trek at the trailhead.
- Do I need a porter?
Do I require a porter for carrying water?
On most popular treks you can expect plenty of places where you can refill your water bottle, meaning you don’t need to carry a huge water supply with you. Bring an extra bottle of water if you are concerned. If you already have a porter, you can ask him/her to carry water as long as it is within the weight limit. Another option is to carry water purification tablets or LifeStraw, both of which can be found in Kathmandu.
When should I arrive in Kathmandu before the tour?
We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the start day of the trek because the tour operators usually require one working day to arrange trekking permits. Arrive earlier if you want to explore Kathmandu on your own or acclimate to any time differences.