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Manaslu Circuit Trek

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  • Booking Type Instant booking
  • duration 15 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 5-90 yrs
  • max group size 10
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-38450
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  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
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HIGHLIGHTS
  • Larky La Pass (5106 meters), the highest point on the trek
  • Jaw dropping natural beauty of the forests, rivers, and flora in the Manaslu region
  • Larky La Pass (5167 meters), the highest point on the trek
  • Stunning view of some of the highest peaks in the world Manaslu, Himlung, Annapurna II
Does a more remote trek with unspoiled natural beauty appeal to you? The Manaslu trek is a tough one physically, with up to 7 hour days on the trail, but the rewards are immensely satisfying.

Trek through high alpine passes while being surrounded by massive snow-laden peaks, with Manaslu (world’s 8th highest) at the center soaring 8163m into the sky. You will head through Larkya La Pass (5,106m), the highest altitude on the trek, and which is believed to be the most dramatic high altitude passes in the Himalayas. Glaciers are a common sight as they slowly make their way down the mountainsides. You will be stunned at how close some of these giant peaks appear to you along the trail. Mountains, such as Mt. Himalchuli (7,893m), Mt. Ganesh Himal (7,422m), and Mt. Manaslu (8,163m) appear straight above you and appear to be within a stone’s throw away. Don’t worry; you will be well prepared for the higher altitudes with several days of acclimatization at lower altitudes.

The appeal of the Manaslu trek is due to it being “off the beaten track”, and accompanied by unspoiled scenery, culturally rich villages, biological diversity, and remote lodges/guesthouses. You will encounter both Hindu and Tibetan-style Buddhist villages with their unique architectural styles and cultures.

The real legwork begins at Soti Khola and ends at Besisahar with the trail winding its way through Budhi Gandaki Valley, across numerous rivers, to the Pungen Glacier and to the ancient Tibetan settlement at Lho.

This trek will leave you spell-bound, spiritually enriched from encounters at the various Tibetan Buddhist and Hindu villages, and have you talking about this unforgettable journey a long time after you return home. The Manaslu trek is considered a tougher trek than Annapurna Base Camp and Everest Base Camp treks. You don’t have to be super-human to complete this trek, but some preparation and a good level of fitness will make it easier. Manaslu, meaning “Mountain of the Spirit” awaits you. This is 15 days of absolute pleasure!

You can combine the Manaslu Circuit with a trip to the secluded Tsum Valley, where time has stood-still and century-old Tibetan traditions still exist.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m) and transfer to hotel
  • Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola (710m)
  • Day 3: Trek from Sotikhola to Machhakhola (9,00 m)
  • Day 4: Machhakhola to Jagat (1,370m)
  • Day 5: Jagat to Deng (1,860m)
  • Day 6: Deng to Namrung (2,630m)
  • Day 7: Namrung to Samagaun (3,530m)
  • Day 8: Exploration & Acclimatization Day at Samagaun
  • Day 9: Samagaun to Samdo (3,865m)
  • Day 10: Samdo to Dharmasala (4,460m)
  • Day 11: Cross Larke La Pass (5,106m) and trek down to Bhimthang
  • Day 12: Bhimthang to Dharapani (1,920m)
  • Day 13: Drive from Dharapani to Beshisahar (823m)
  • Day 14: Drive from Beshisahar to Kathmandu (1,350m)
  • Day 15: Transfer to the international airport.
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • 2 nights’ standard accommodation in 3-star hotel in Kathmandu on a twin sharing basis including breakfasts.
  • All accommodation during trekking (guest House/lodge)
  • An experienced, helpful, and friendly licensed trekking guide
  • Three meals a day during the trek.
  • Necessarytrekking permits and Manaslu (MCAP), Annapurna Conservation area permit (ACAP ) and special permit fee.
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management system) card
  • First aid kit from Sherpa Expeditions and Trekking
  • Airport and hotel pick up and drop off with our private vehicle.
  • Kathmandu to Sotikhola transportation by local bus, Dharapani to Beshisahar by sharing Jeep and Beshisahar to Kathmandu transportation by local bus
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag for use during the trek if required
OPTIONAL ADDONS (Available during check-out)
  • Porter
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • International airfares
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees
  • Extra night’s accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival or late departure or early return from the trek.
  • Personal expenses (shopping, snacks, thermos, hot and cold drinks, hot shower, alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone calls, battery re-charge fee & extra porters if required
  • Travel insurance which has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation (compulsory)
  • Additional costs or delays caused by events beyond our control, for example, landslides, severe weather conditions, itinerary modification due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policie
  • Tips for field staff guide and porter
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
5 - Excellent
Based on 2 reviews
  • Kate Judge
  • From USA
  • On May 08 2022
5 - Excellent
Great Experiences
Raju Mainali was a great guide and everything ran smoothly. Great experience and simpler than organising yourself if you’re time limited. We carried our own bags - it was challenging at points but still really fun overall.
Sherpa Expedition and Trekking Pvt. Ltd responded to this review on : Dear Kate Judge, Thank you very much for your time to leave us a comment on the Bookmundi page. We are pleased to know that you had a great time in Nepal with us. We wish to welcome you again for the next adventure in the nearest future. Have a great time ahead and once again many thanks for your recommendation! Best Regards Sherpa Expedition & Trekking Team.!
  • Kate Judge
  • From USA
  • On May 08 2022
5 - Excellent
Great Experiences
Raju was a great guide and everything ran smoothly. Great experience and simpler than organising yourself if you’re time limited. We carried our own bags - it was challenging at points but still really fun overall.
Sherpa Expedition and Trekking Pvt. Ltd responded to this review on : Dear Kate Judge, Thank you very much for your time to leave us a comment on the Bookmundi page. We are pleased to know that you had a great time in Nepal with us. We wish to welcome you again for the next adventure in the nearest future. Have a great time ahead and once again many thanks for your recommendation! Best Regards Sherpa Expedition & Trekking Team.!
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CANCELLATION

Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.

Other Practical InformationThe following information will give you some idea about what you need to bring for the trek. It is important you do not forget the essential items, as this will determine your comfort and safety on the trek. Equally important is that you do not burden yourself with unnecessary equipment on the trek. General: all season sleeping bag and down jacket (we can provide if you need it, but has to be returned after the trek), duffle bag (we provide duffle bag during the trek but has to be returned after the trek), a wind and waterproof thin layered jacket (a musthave for morning and evenings above 3,000m), daypack Head / ears / eyewear: a pair of half gloves, a warmer hat that covers the ears, sunglasses, neckwarmer, sunscreen, headlamp and an extra set of batteries Hands: pair of half gloves for walking poles(if you prefer), warmer shell gloves and liner Upper body: long sleeve tshirts, thermal tops, wool jacket or pullover, sports bras for women and girls, water and windproof shell jacket Lower body: thermal underwear (especially trousers), windproof and waterproof trousers, warmer trousers, comfortable trekking pants, extra casual sport pants Footwear: a pair of good waterproof trekking boots, pair of sandals, 45 pairs of woolen socks, sock liners, light shoes and sneakers First aid kits and medicines, assorted adhesive bandages (fabric preferred), blister treatment cream or similar, insect / antiitch ointment, ibuprofen or other painrelief medication, diamox (125mg to 250mg tablets for altitude sickness), warps, splints, and wound coverings butterfly bandage, water purifying pills. Please note our company guide will carry the medicines and first aid kits during the trek. However, we recommend you bring your personal firstaid kit as well. Miscellaneous: 4 passport size photos with original passport, water bottle & filter, flight details, bathroom kit (should include toilet paper, plastic bags, hand wipes, towel, and soap, etc.) Extra things: comfortable trekking poles, quality energy dry foods (up to you), power bank and music players, camera (memory card, chargers, and extra batteries)
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • Is a visa on arrival available?

    Typically, yes. However, in response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. It may be necessary to obtain a tourist visa in your own country before travel. For updated information on visas, please check the Nepal Tourism Board and the Government of Nepal Immigration websites.

     

  • How much will a trip to Nepal cost?

    How much you spend in Nepal is largely decided by things you want to do in the country. A 5-day trekking trip in Nepal can start from as little at USD 400 per person. A weekend-long safari in Chitwan National Park is available at less than USD 200.

    On average, seven days in Nepal with accommodation and some or all meals included costs anywhere between USD 700 to USD 1500 per person. Good rooms at hotels in Nepal range from USD 25 to over USD 150 per person, per night, while around USD 1.5 a day can buy you three meals in decent restaurants. 

  • How does it work with a porter?

    Generally, the porter will pick up the baggage in the morning and drop it at the hotel in the evening. You will not always be walking with your porter or have access to your bag during the day, while trekking. 

  • 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 Asia open for tourists?

    Despite the initial fears of the Covid-19 pandemic, most Asian countries have managed to mitigate its effects. As such, many popular destinations throughout the continent are currently open for travelers with precautionary measures like mandatory vaccinations. A few countries, however, require newly arrived travelers to spend a couple of days in quarantine.

    As of February 2022, countries like Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia are officially open for vaccinated tourists without the need for quarantine. Meanwhile, India and Indonesia are two of the countries that may require you to quarantine for up to a week on arrival. However, Japan, Vietnam, and Myanmar are yet to open their doors to visitors.

     

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