Manaslu Circuit: Short Trek

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  • duration 11 days
  • tour type Private and Group
  • age requirement 5-79 yrs
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Maximum altitude 8163 meters
  • Trek difficulty Medium
  • Tour Code BM-41315
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  • Operated in English
  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
  • +14
  • Enjoy amazing views of Mount Manaslu (8,163m)
  • Cross the Larkya La Pass (5,160m)
  • Learn more about Tibetan Buddhism
  • Experience the beauty of the Himalayas from up close
Be part of this guided, 11-day trek to experience the best of the Nepalese Himalayas. The biggest attraction of this trip is Mt. Manaslu, the eighth-highest summit in the world at 8,163 meters.

This incredible trip takes you past quaint towns and villages in the Himalayas while giving you the chance to learn more about Tibetan Buddhism. You will encounter numerous Buddhist stupas, mani walls and chortens along the way. Although not as popular as the Annapurna Circuit, most places in the Manaslu region do have has basic teahouse amenities. This is one of the few places in Nepal untouched by modernity where the people's way of life is still similar to that of their ancestors.

In addition to mesmerizing views of the Himalayas, this trek also offers you the chance to feast your eyes on local fauna like Himalayan goats, marmots and jhum (a cross between a yak and a cow). Scroll down to the itinerary section for more details.
  • Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Machha Khola by local bus
  • Day 2: Machha Khola to Jagat
  • Day 3: From Jagat to Deng
  • Day 4: From Deng to Namrung
  • Day 5: From Namrung to Shyala
  • Day 6: Shyala to Samagaun
  • Day 7: Samagaun to Manaslu Base Camp to Samdo
  • Day 8: Samdo to Dharmasala
  • Day 9: Dharmasala to Bimthang via Larkya La Pass
  • Day 10: From Bimthang to Dharapani (2,130m) via Tilje
  • Day 11: Dharapani to Besisahar (jeep) & Kathmandu by local bus
  • 10 Breakfasts, 10 Lunches and 10 Dinners
  • Teahouse accommodation as per the itinerary
  • All the ground transportation as mentioned in the itinerary
  • An experienced, English speaking and government licensed trekking guide. An assistant guide will also be provided if there are at least 4 travelers
  • The salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare food and accommodation of the trekking staff
  • Manaslu Tsum Valley trekking route map
  • All the necessary trekking permits and paperwork
  • All governmental and local taxes
  • A medial kit (carried by your trip leader)
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • International flight fare
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Expenses that are personal in nature like phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc
  • Tips for guides, porters and drivers
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Based on 1 review
  • Ajay Kumar Ojha
  • From India
  • On Mar 27 2024
5 - Excellent
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • 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.

  • Is quarantine in Nepal in effect for arriving visitors?

    There are no quarantine requirements in Nepal for arriving visitors at the moment.

  • 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?

    The decision to hire a porter is up to you and usually based on your fitness level and/or budget. One porter can be shared between two people and can carry up to 25 kg. Many trekkers hire a porter to have a more comfortable trek.

  • 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.

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