- duration 12 days
- tour type Private and Group
- age requirement 10-80 yrs
- max group size 14
- guiding method Fully guided
- Maximum altitude 5160 meters
- Trek difficulty Hard
- Tour Code BM-89
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- Enjoy trekking through the Manaslu Circuit
- Discover one of the least visited trekking routes in Nepal
- See Mount Manaslu and other peaks in the Himalayas
Although your journey starts from Kathmandu, your hiking begins only on reaching Arughat, a six-hour drive from Kathmandu. The highest point of this trek is the Larke Pass, located at an elevation of 5,100 meters. This is also the toughest section of the trek. The fact that this trek has such a variation in terms of elevation also means that you will be passing through lots of different landscapes.
Manaslu trek will provide you with great mountain views, many cultural inputs, unrivalled beauty and a rich bio diversity. Mount Manaslu (8,156m) is the eighth highest peak in the world and located near the Tibet-Nepal border.
Although challenging, Manaslu trek is worthwile for those that can hike for up to six hours a day, are determined and in a reasonably good shape. If in doubt, we recommend booking a porter to carry your belongings. That will relieve you of the weight of your backpack, which normally amounts between 13 to 15 kilograms.
This Manaslu trek takes you through a restricted trekking area and can only be done by two or more people.
Day 1: Drive Kathmandu to Machhakhola(870m) by private Jeep.
Day 2: Trek to Jagat (1340m)
Day 3: Trek to Deng (1,860m)
Day 4: Trek to Namrung (2,630m)
Day 5: Trek to Lho (3,180m)
Day 6: Trek to Samagaun (3,500m)
Day 7: Acclimatization day in Samagaun
Day 8: Trek to Samdo (3,860m)
Day 9: Trek to Dharamasala (4,480m)
Day 10: Cross Larke Pass (5,213 m) & trek to Bimtang (3,720 m)
Day 11: Bimtang to Dharapani (1860m).
Day 12: Drive back to Kathmandu from Dharapani by private Jeep.
- Three meals a day during the trek, including fresh fruits in the evening
- Tea house accommodation as per the itinerary during the trek
- Shared Jeep to Sotikhola and Jeep to Kathmandu from Dharapani.
- All necessary trekking permits
- A highly experienced English-speaking trekking guide
- Strong, helpful porters with proper safety equipment and walking equipment his salary, foods, accommodation and insurance (one porter for two people).
- A Nepal Eco Adventure t-shirt and a cap as souvenirs
- A Nepal Eco Adventure sleeping bag along with a down jacket and a duffel bag (to be return after completing the trip)
- Government taxes and official expenses
- A first aid kit
- An oxymeter to check your pulse, oxygen saturation and heart rate
- A trekking route map of the Manaslu region
- We can help you with arranging an emergency helicopter rescue service if necessary (to be paid by your travel insurance)
- The salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance of the trekking guide is included
- A certificate of trek completion after the trip is over
- An assistant guide for groups of over 6 travelers
- Single room during trek
- Nepal visa fees ( USD50 for 30 days). You can get a visa on arrival
- International and domestic flights
- Airport pickup and drop-off
- All meals and accommodation in Kathmandu
- Travel insurance with high-altitude rescue and evacuation
- All alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks (cold and hot) during the trek (these include those that you choose to purchase along the way and during evenings in tea houses)
- Expenses that are personal in nature, like wifi, hot shower, battery charging, desserts and chocolates
- Tips for trekking staff (tipping is expected in Nepal)
- Earn US$ 49+ in travel credits.
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Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.
- What is the required budget for a trip to Nepal?
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 does it work with a porter?
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.
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.