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Manaslu Circuit Trek is right in the heart of the Manaslu Region surrounded by 8 of the tallest peaks in the world and highlights all you’d want from a typical trek in Nepal: Impressive landscape, close experiences with local individuals and their old culture (untouched by modernized Nepal). Despite its recent rise in popularity, the Manaslu Circuit remains remote and off-the-beaten-path compared to the better-known teahouse treks in Nepal. Mount Manaslu is known as the mountain of spirits in Nepal.
The highest altitude of this route is the Larkya La Pass which is widely believed to be one of the most dramatic pass crossing the Himalayas and reaches 5,125m.
The best of Manaslu Cicruit can be witnessed during the best season of Autumn and Spring i.e. in the months of September, October, November and March, April and May. The skies are clearer and there is no danger of rainfalls.
Manaslu lies restricted area of Nepal. Hence, it will cost little more for getting a permit and you need to have a guide in compulsion. You must have Restricted Area Permit, MCAP and ACAP. The details about permits required to trek are described below.
Manaslu Cicruit is kinda difficult trekking. Altitudes, Walking Distance, Climatic Conditions, Lack of proper guide, Foods and Accommodation are some common Manaslu Circuit Trek Difficulty. Be sure you have good physical fitness and proper trek preparation is done.
- Eye-Catching natural beauty decorated by forests, flora and fauna, rivers.
- Experience unique culture and traditions of Nepalese and Tibetan ethnic groups.
- Jaw-dropping views of Larkya La Pass
- 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 Trek Cost
If you query about the price then we have to ask what services you want, which itinerary you would love to choose and are you in group or individual? The trekking cost is affected by various factor. However, Ammonite Adventures is operating Manaslu Circuit Trekking just the price of $950/person. The cost will include all of your travel expenses like insurance, food, accommodation, travel cost, guide and porter fees. The cost will be lower if you join a group or bring your own group. I must say, $950 is nothing infront of such marvellous Manaslu trek.
Manaslu Trek Permits
Manaslu is inside a restricted area of Nepal, which means you’ll require a trekking permit to get to this trip. Solo likewise not permitted, where a base gathering size of two individuals is required. You should go with a guide. You need 2 permits at most for hiking in around Manaslu.
Restricted Area Permit
Manaslu Restricted Area Permit costs USD 70 for each individual for the main week. While you need to pay an extra USD 10 for each individual for every day. This rate holds from the long periods of September to November.
From December to August, Manaslu Restricted Area Permit costs USD 50 for every individual for the main week. While you pay extra USD 7 for every individual for each day after the initial seven days.
Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP) Permit
Despite months and the number of days, protection region licenses are the equivalent. The permit costs Nepali money 200 for SAARC nationals and Rs. 2000 or USD 20 for different nationals.
Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) Permit
Permit charge for SAARC nationals is Nrs 2000 and NRs 2000 or USD 20 for different nationals.
Manaslu Trek Map Itinerary
Counted as a truly great Himalayan Expedition, Manaslu Circuit Trekking Itinerary starts from Kathmandu after arranging necessary trekking equipment and required permits. The actual route starts from Soti Khola after 7 hours adventurous drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola. Below mentioned 14 days Itinerary is just a suggested route. So, you can change the Manaslu Trekking Route as per your comfort.
Day 1 : Kathmandu to Soti Khola via Arughat (Drive)
-> Enjoying the Jaw-Dropping views from the bus!
Day 2 : Soti Khola to Maccha Khola
-> Narrow Path Trekking + enjoy Gurung and Ghale Traditions
Day 3 : Machha Khola to Jagat
-> Explore Gurung Village + Spend good Time in ‘Hot Water’
Day 4 : Jagat to Deng
-> Enjoy Unhabituated George + Walkthrough pine and rhododendron forest
Day 5 : Deng to Namrung
-> Shocking Perspective on Manaslu Conservation area + Vintage view of Siringi Himal
Day 6 : Namrung Sama Gaun
-> Siring View Point + Marvellous views of Simnang Himal, Himal Chuli, Manaslu Glacier and Ganesh Himal
Day 7 : Sama Gaun to Samdo
-> Walk along birch forest + get near to Tibetan Border
Day 8 : Spend a day in Samdo
-> Undescribale view of sun striking mountains + chance to see Munal
Day 9 : Samdo to Dharmasala
-> Pass wooden bridge + witness Larkya Glacier
Day 10 : Dharamsala – Larkye La Pass
-> Wonderful sight of Cho Danda and Larke Peak + glacier lakes
Day 11 : Trek to Tilije
-> Great mountain views + walking in rhododendron forest
Day 12 : Tilije to Tal
-> Visit Mani wall + Thonje Village
Day 13 : Tal to Syanje
-> Cross Chamje Village + Pine Lush Forest
Day 14 : Bus to Kathmandu
-> Riding in the bank of Marsyangdi and Trishuli rivers and celebrate your trek completion
You can find the highlights of every day trek in the itinerary menu.
This trip is feasible throughout the year. Each season has its very own advantages and challenges.
Put simply, Manaslu circuit Trek Best Time is October to May (the dry season) and the worst time is June to August (the rainy season).
September to November is the ideal time of trekking as it offers Fresh Air, superb mountain scenery and warm weather.
December, January, February is still the good months to visit in Manaslu. However, the cold temperature below 0 degrees may cause some troublesome.
During March, April, May, it’s been dry for so long and due to dust, the visibility of mountain may be poor. And you cannot enjoy the mountain views and is compensated by wonderful rhododendron forest.
Manaslu Trek Difficulty
Manaslu Circuit is a moderately challenging walk however you need to have a good level of fitness and experience is strongly advised. Anybody with a fundamental wellness level and assurance can trek effectively. Before making a decision about the Manaslu circuit expedition, you ought to consider the realities like the distance, height, foods, accommodation and climate conditions.
As we will be walking ups and downs for 14 days at the pace of 5-7 hours a day, imagine how fit you should be. If you do not have a walking habit, we recommend doing minor exercises prior to the course.
Altitude Sickness is the main problem of first-time trekkers. You may feel difficulties in breathing. As we will be walking above 3500m altitude, you should be aware of it. Keep yourself hydrated and walk slowly, don’t force if you cannot walk.
You should choose the best month to trek in Manaslu. Otherwise, you may not be able to walk properly and enjoy the views. In high altitudes, there is a danger of snowfalls as well. So, be sure you are trekking at the right time and check the weather before.
Accommodation during Manaslu Round Trek
Every night, you’ll be remaining in teahouses kept running by the nearby networks along the Manaslu trek. Most teahouses are very essential yet agreeable, with two single beds in each room. Teahouses and Lodges are simple extensions of the old houses. Nevertheless, it’s better to take a sleeping bag with you. There is a typical territory for suppers and unwinding, which is an extraordinary spot to remain warm around the flame during the evening.
Food during Trek
As mentioned, Manaslu is a remote trek. You can only have typical Nepali food for Lunch and Dinner. Generally, dal bhat tarkari (commonly called – dal bhat power 24 hour). In addition, you can also have eggs, omelettes, pieces of bread, fruits. Please don’t expect restaurant dishes here at Manaslu. Before complaining about the price of foods, coffee, beers please think a while, how long they have to carry these to provide you. They have to come down and up just to serve you.
Guides and Porters
Guides: Government of Nepal have made compulsory to take a guide to trek in Circuit Trek of Manaslu or other restricted area routes. Before hiring a guide, talk with him about his experience. It’s always good to have a companion. Else, you may be lost in bushes. The guides will assist you in finding good hotels, foods and taking you safely.
Porters: If you cannot carry a backpack or do not want to carry then hire a porter. He will carry your bag up to 20kg. So, you can walk freely. You may have to carry foods, bags and other trekking equipment. So, we recommend to trek with a guide and porter who will be a great companion during your trip.
There are neither money exchange office nor ATM on Trekking route of Manaslu Circuit. So it’s better to carry sufficient cash with you. Keep some extra money if in case you love to give tips and donations.
Books and Maps
Books and Maps are easily available in Pokhara and Kathmandu Book Stores. Trekking with Ammonite Adventures, we will provide free maps if you need. Generally, you can find maps of all regions of Nepal produced by Himalayan Map house which costs you only Rs.400-500.