- Booking Type Instant Booking
- duration 16 days
- tour type Private
- minimum participants 2
- age requirement 9+ years old
- Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
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- Trek off the beaten path in one of Nepal's less–visited areas
- Explore Tibetan culture, unique landscapes and traditional villages along the route
- Be part of the conservation efforts of this special protected area
- Take in stunning views of the Himalayan
Manaslu lies northwest of Kathmandu in the Gorkha district. Mount Manaslu is the 8th highest (8163m) mountain in the world and is located in a remote area of Nepal, making trekking in the area much more authentic. Special permits are required to trek in this restricted area and it is mandatory to have a license guide with you when trekking in the area.
After a day of preparation in Kathmandu, we drive to Arughat/Sotilhola where we pass through rural villages and start walking along the Budi Gandaki river valley. Here we encounter typical Nepalese villages and interesting landscapes and start a gradual climb up to Samagaun. Samagaun is the final and largest settlement located just below Mount Manaslu peak. The trek gradually heads towards the highest point, Manaslu Larkya La (5320 m) pass. Before we cross the Larkya La pass, you will spend an acclimatization day in the village. After the pass, the trek rapidly descends to Marshyangdi Valley to connect with the Annapurna Circuit trek and catch transport back to Kathmandu.
This trip includes local transportation, a guide, accommodation and all meals while trekking. Porters and extra transport options are available, please see optional add ons when checking out.
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 2: Trekking permit in Kathmandu
Day 3: Drive to Sotikhola by Bus.
Day 4: Trek to Machha Khola (940m)
Day 5: Machha Khola to Jagat (1400m)
Day 6: Trek from Jagat to Deyang Village (1835m)
Day 7: Dyang to Namrung Village (2500m)
Day 8: Trek to Samagoan along the Nubri Valley (3400m)
Day 9: Explore Samagoan and Manaslu Base Camp
Day 10: Trek to Samdo Village (3800m)
Day 11: Trek to Dharmasala - Larkya Phadi (4450m)
Day 12: Cross Larkya La Pass and trek to Bhimtang. (3580m)
Day 13: Trek down to Tilje Village (2350m)
Day 14: Trek to Jagat Village (1300m)
Day 15: Drive back to Kathmandu via Bashishar (1300m)
Day 16: Departure
- Airport pick up and drop off services
- Accommodation, including 3 nights in 2 star hotels in Kathmandu with breakfast and local guesthouses during trek
- Local bus transport Kathmandu to Sotikhola, Jagat to Kathmandu
- Special Mansslu Trek permit, TIMS, ACAP, MCAP and all applicable government taxes
- Full board during the trek (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with daily fresh fruits
- Licensed English-speaking guide
- First aid kit with daily oxygen and pulse checking service
- Free to use duffel Bag, sleeping bag, down jacket, hiking pole and trekking map from Nepal Footprint
- Porter hire
- Private Jeep to Sotikhola
- Private car Bashishar Ktm
- Nepal visa
- Extra costs including drinks, laundry, charging services, hot water costs, etc.
- Personal travel Insurance for rescue, evacuation and medical support
- Tips for guide/porter
- International flights
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Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.Other Practical InformationAs per the rules of the Government of Nepal, a minimum of 2 international passport holding trekkers are required to obtain the special permit for Manaslu Circuit Trek. If you are a single trekker we will try to find another trekker to join you. Packing recommendations: • Lightweight walking boots. “Walk them in” prior to arrival in Nepal to avoid blisters. • Pair of lightweight trousers is useful higher up in the mountains in the morning and at night. • Pair of loose fitting long shorts/skirts. • 2-4 cotton t-shirts. • Lightweight long sleeved-shirts are particularly suitable for avoiding sunburns. • A sunhat with a wide brim to cover the face and neck. • Few pairs of thin and thick woollen socks. • Underwear • Swimming suit • Water bottle and water purifying kits. • Sunglasses and strap • Toiletries with a lightweight towel. • Flashlight/torch with spare batteries • Personal medical supplies – don’t forget band-aids and tweezers. • Small knife and sewing kit. • Sunblock lotion. • Down jacket. • Hiking pole. • Plastic bags to protect some valuable things. • Small travel diary, pens and some travel books. • Four season sleeping bag up to -15 C with inner liner • Woollen shirts and sweaters. • Windproof/waterproof trousers and raincoat. • Thermal underwear. • A woollen hat • Pair of gloves. • Camera and batteries with charger. • A pair of slipper shoes or sandals. • Duffel bag or kit bag to carry gear while trekking. • Day-pack. • Travel locks for luggage.
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.