- Booking Type Instant Booking
- duration 15 days
- tour type Private
- minimum participants 2
- age requirement 5+ years old
- max group size 12
- Chance to trek around world’s 8th highest Himalaya, Mt. Manaslu
- Experience restricted area trekking at Manaslu Conservation Area
- Cross exciting high altitude Larkya La Pass with excellent views of snow capped mountain
- Explore the rural cultures, traditions and lifestyle far from modernization at remote ar
Along with the trekking experience, you can also feel the diversity in topographical terms. Trek through tropical green forest vegetation at lower elevations to alpine surroundings at Larkya La Pass from where a superb view is seen, which includes Himal Himlung (7,125m), Cheo Himal (6,820m), Kang Guru (6,981m), Annapurna II (7,939m), and Manaslu (8163m).
Manaslu Circuit Trek initiates after we arrive at Arughat which is the starting point of this adventure. Crossing through culturally rich villages, local settlements, forests while enjoying stunning Himalayan vistas, landscape views, the valley opens up to alpine surroundings where Buddhist villages at Nepal - Tibet border can be found.
Manaslu Circuit Trek is a challenging trek that exposes you to rough terrains, off the beaten paths with rewarding Himalayan views and rich cultural insights. Our itinerary is well designed to allow the best possible acclimatization but you will need to ensure you are physically prepared for the trek.
The best time to trek around Manaslu Circuit is March to May and September to November. Going on this trek on colder months is not recommended because Larkye La pass is dangerous during extreme snow conditions.
Please refer to the itinerary for day-by-day activities.
Day 1: Drive Kathmandu - Arughat (600m) - Soti Khola (700m)
Day 2: Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola (870m/2,854ft)
Day 3: Machha Khola to Jagat (1,340m/4,395ft)
Day 4: Jagat to Deng (1,860m/6,100ft)
Day 5: Deng to Namrung (2,630m/8,626ft)
Day 6: Namrung to Lho (3,180m/1,0430ft)
Day 7: Lho to Sama Gauon (3,520m/1,1545ft)
Day 8: Rest and acclimatization day at Sama Gauon
Day 9: Trek to Samdo (,3875m/1,2710ft)
Day 10: Trek to Dharamsala High Camp (Larkya Phedi -4,480m)
Day 11: Cross Larkya La (5,160m) to Bimthang (3,590m)
Day 12: Bimthang to Tilje (1,965m/6,445ft)
Day 13: Tilje to Tal (1,700m/5,576ft)
Day 14: Tal to Syange (1,100m/3,608ft)
Day 15: Drive Syange to Kathmandu
- Ground transportations from Kathmandu to Arughat and Syange to Kathmandu in public bus
- Restricted area permit, Manaslu Conservation Area permit, Annapurna Conservation Area Permit
- Staff– one professional, knowledgeable and friendly English speaking trekking leader including his salary, food, equipment, insurance, transportation, etc
- Local teahouse/lodge accommodation (twin sharing ) during the trek
- Porter Porter (1 porter for two trekkers) including his salary, food, equipment, insurance, transportation, etc
- All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
- Duffle bag, sleeping bag, and down jacket for use during the trek
- Complimentry: Icicles Adventure T – shirt, trekking map
- First aid medical kit
- All government taxes & office service charge
- Nepal visa, airfares, travel insurance
- Accommodation, meals and activities in Kathmandu because of early arrival, delayed departure, early return from mountain (due to any cause) than the programmed itinerary
- All kind of drinks (alcoholic, hot, or cold)
- Personal expenses such as phone calls, bar bills, laundry, battery recharge, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, extra porters
- Personal equipments and clothing
- Tips for guide and porters
- Earn US$ 36+ in travel credits.
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Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.
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.