Manaslu Circuit Trek is right in the heart of the Manaslu Region and is surrounded by 8 of the tallest peaks in the world. Mount Manaslu is known as the mountain of spirits in Nepal. The Manaslu Trek is a trekkers paradise, especially if you enjoy trekking remote. Furthermore, Manaslu circuit trekking is also a restricted area trekking route in Nepal. For trekking in this restricted area, you will need special permissions and a guide in compulsion.
The highest altitude of the Manaslu Circuit Trek is the Larkya La Pass which is widely believed to be one of the most dramatic pass crossing the Himalayas and reaches 5,125m / 16,814 ft.
Hence, you will have a great experience after you accomplish this restricted area trekking to the mountain of spirit in Nepal. Moreover, you can continue your trek to the Annapurna Region. Manaslu circuit trek will merge with Annapurna Circuit Trek at Dharapani. Hence, you will have a choice either to continue your trek to Annapurna region or return back to Kathmandu.
This trek is also commonly known as Manaslu Larkya La Pass Trek.
Why Manaslu Circuit Trek?
- Eye-Catching natural beauty decorated by forests, flora and fauna, rivers.
- Experience unique culture and traditions of Nepalese and Tibetan ethnic groups.
- Views of 8 different mountains: Cheo, Nemjung, Gyaji Kang, Kang Guru, Annapurna II, Himlung, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal.
- Faunas like Himalayan Thar, Blue Sheep, Snow Leopard.
Manaslu Circuit Trekking Itinerary
Counted as a truly great Himalayan Trek, Manaslu Circuit Trek Route starts from Kathmandu after arranging necessary trekking equipment and required trek permits to enter Manaslu. Below mentioned 14 days Manaslu Circuit Trekking Itinerary is just a suggested trekking route to Manaslu. So, you can change the itinerary as per your comfort.
|Day 1||Kathmandu to Soti Khola via Arughat (Drive)||700 m||8-10 hrs|
|Day 2||Soti Khola to Maccha Khola||900 m||6-7 hrs|
|Day 3||Trekking to Jagat||1370 m||8 hrs|
|Day 4||Trek to Deng||1804 m||5-6 hrs|
|Day 5||Trek to Namrung||2630 m||5-6 hrs|
|Day 6||Trek to Sama Gaun||3530 m||6-7 hrs|
|Day 7||Sama Gaun to Samdo||3875 m||4 hrs|
|Day 8||Spend a day in Samdo||3875 m||5-6 hrs|
|Day 9||Samdo to Dharmasala||4460 m||4-5 hrs|
|Day 10||Dharamsala – Larkye La Pass||5160 m||8-9 hrs|
|Day 11||Trek to Tilije||2300 m||5-6 hrs|
|Day 12||Trek to Tal||1700 m||5-6 hrs|
|Day 13||Tal to Syanje||1080m||6-7 hrs|
|Day 14||Syanje to Kathmandu||700 m||7-8 hrs|
Manaslu Circuit Trek Best Time to Explore
The best time to go for Manaslu Circuit Trek is during September - October, and April - May. During Sep-Oct, the temperature is neither too cold or nor too hot and the sky is perfectly clear to see the magnificent mountain views. In May, rhododendron starts to bloom and is the perfect time to capture it. In December, there is less crowd and is perfect trekking season for Manaslu Circuit if you love to trek in less crowdy time.
Manaslu Circuit Trek Costs
Manaslu circuit trek is a restricted area trek in Nepal. Hence, it will cost little more for getting a permit and you need to have a guide in compulsion. it will cost you $1199 for this trek. This Manaslu Circuit Trek Cost will include all of your travel expenses like insurance, food, accommodation, travel cost, guide and porter fees.
Manaslu Trek Difficulty
Manaslu Circuit Trek is moderately difficult however you need to have a good level of fitness and trekking experience is strongly advised. Some common issues like Altitude Sickness, Lack of proper guide, Bad Weather, Lack of previous trekking experience, Lack of good physical fitness, Lack of proper Food and Accommodation may be major Manaslu Trek Difficulty.
Manaslu Circuit Trek Permits
Manaslu Circuit Trek is restricted area trekking in Nepal. You need special restricted area trekking permits in addition to TIMS Card and Manaslu Permit. Manaslu Circuit Trek Permit will cost US$ 70.00 per week and after 7 days per day per person, US$ 10.00 and TIMS Card will cost $20.