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- Explore stunning vistas, lush forests, and more.
- Pass across difficult mountain passes, such as Larkya La Pass
- Enjoy Mount Manaslu's breathtaking vistas. It is the eighth-highest mountain on Earth.
- Engage residents in dialogue in far-off villages
- Magnificent mountains line the Budhi Gandaki River's valley.
- Hiking trails provide a rare opportunity to study flora and fauna.
- Cheo Himal provides sweeping panoramas of the Himalayas.
- You and your fellow hikers will have lifelong memories from this once-in-a-lifetime journey.
- Samdo, Lho, and other charming Tibetan villages make excellent travel destinations.
- Spend some time relaxing in hot springs after a day of hiking.
- An excellent way to discover the local culture and traditions is by visiting old monasteries.
- As you hike through the stunning rhododendron woodland, take in the stunning mountain views.
Manaslu Circuit, 12 Days Trek, is a physically demanding trip that will bring you as close to "Shangri La". The Manaslu Trail takes you through several beautiful villages and allows you to explore this little-visited, fascinating corner of Nepal. This special place was inaccessible to tourists until 1991. It is home to an ancient Tibetan culture that has remained largely unchanged over the centuries. Residents of this isolated, sublime valley depended on farming and yak-herding to survive and never got involved in the Tibetan salt trade. They were, therefore, not affected by the closure of the border between Tibet & Nepal after the Chinese invasion of Tibet in 1950.
12 Days Manaslu Circuit Trek begins after you arrive in Kathmandu. You may go sightseeing, but we'll ensure you have the right trekking gear and clothing for a safe and smooth trek. We will provide the necessary trekking permits to enter this restricted area. Then we drive to Maccha Khola via Aru Ghat, a village in Gurkha. We join other trekkers on the popular Manaslu & Tsum Valley Trails. We continue along this well-traveled and exciting route until we reach Khola Besi, "where the real fun begins." We take a deep breath, leave the comfort of the Manaslu Circuit, and present our passes to the police checkpoint before heading north into the tranquil Tsum Valley.
We will trek along the Buri-Gandaki River on our way to Shyala Village and beyond. After that, we will explore the Sama Gaun village, possibly visiting Birendra Lake, climbing to Pungyen Monastery, or hiking to Ganesh Himal base camp. This majestic region, with Larkya La as its focal point, is one of the Himalayas' most impressive passes. This is an adventure at its best. It will stay with you for a very long time. The trail crosses the fascinating Manaslu Peak [8156m.] The trail crosses Larkya Pass at 5100 meters and enters the Marsayangdi River Valley. This gives you a few attractive options for where to end your trek.
Pre-monsoon season, or from March to May, and post-monsoon season, or from late September to December, are the optimum times to complete this Manaslu trek. The best months are often regarded as any time in October, November, April, and May. September, December, and March are additional suggested months for this walk. The next months are not ideal for undertaking this walk, in our opinion. It is extremely dangerous to cross the Larkya La Pass in January and February because of the high snowfall. It is best to avoid June, July, and August because of the risk of flooding and landslides brought on by excessive rains.
Manaslu Circuit Trek covers approximately 177km/110 mi. On a 14-day itinerary, you'll walk for 10-11 days. This means that, on average, you'll cover 15-20km (9-12mi) daily. Each day. It is difficult to walk the first few days of the trail due to the steep Budi Gandaki Gorge and the uphill and downward walks. The Larkya La Pass is 5,106m /16752ft) high. This trek is the most difficult, with long hikes on snow-covered trails. Altitude sickness is a major challenge you may face on this trek due to the wide variations in altitude. If you are not doing it in the winter, you do not need mountaineering or hanging skills. You must be physically fit and in good shape, even if it is your first time. Strength and endurance training and cardio fitness training are recommended to maintain fitness levels at least three months before starting the trek.
Accommodation on the Manaslu Trek includes clean huts and teahouses. Some places have upgraded guesthouses. The guesthouses have room heaters, en suite toilets and bathrooms, and a heated floor. The lodge owners add new facilities every year to improve the comfort of their guests. We will book the best lodges and guesthouses along the route for the duration of your trek when you book with Adventure Club Trek.
Manaslu Trekking will serve all meals on a full-board basis, whereas in Kathmandu, only breakfast is served. Three meals are served daily during trekking from menus of tea houses, lodges, or local homes. We eat breakfast and dinner every day in the same location where we spend the night. Lunch will be served in a teahouse on the way to our destination. The Manaslu area has a different level of tourist infrastructure than exists in the Annapurna and Everest regions (and this is what makes this region so attractive). There will be no variety of food available. Tibetan bread, dal bhat, and tsampa are the main local foods. Adventure Club Trek recommends that we are prepared for a small adventure.
All of the teahouses where you will spend the night have electricity. Paying a little fee, you can use communal hydroelectricity or solar panels to recharge your phones, laptops, and other electronic devices. We strongly advise bringing backup rechargeable power banks or extra batteries. We do not recommend bringing your laptop because there is no free WiFi along the trekking trail, and the telephone service may be better. Although some teahouses charge for hourly WiFi access, don't anticipate high-speed internet on the inaccessible trails.
We will begin our journey by traveling 160 kilometers (99 miles) from Kathmandu to Maccha Khola via Soti Khola. By private jeep, it takes 7 hours, and by local jeep, it takes 8 -9 hours. The entire first day of the trip consists of an off-road adventure ride. After the hike, you will take a Jeep for a six-hour drive from Dharapani before switching to another Jeep or local bus for a seven-hour travel to Kathmandu.
Water available in taps, streams, or river water is detrimental and unfit for drinking. Sadly, large fractions of the Nepalese population in rural and urban areas are deprived of safe and adequate drinking water. We recommend that our travelers drink boiled or purified water by adding purification agents. Although we discourage bottled mineral water, if you have to use it, double-check that the seal is intact and that the top of the bottle has yet to be manhandled. Overall, it is very important to drink adequate water while trekking in Nepal to avoid any threats associated with dehydration and altitude sickness. A liter of mineral water at lower-elevation tea houses costs around USD 1 but at higher elevations can cost up to $4, so the cost can add up.
The Government of Nepal has declared the Manaslu Region (between Jagat and Dharapani) a restricted area to control tourism in the region. That is to say, independent trekkers are not allowed in Manaslu, and trekkers are subject to obtaining a special entry permit. Forming a group of at least two trekkers accompanied by a local guide is mandatory. Additionally, your permit must be processed through a registered agency. Freelance guides cannot issue the necessary permits for the Manaslu Circuit. Three different permits are required for the Manaslu trek and an additional one for Tsum Valley, if your trekking package covers the valley as mentioned below
Special Restricted Area Permit for Manaslu (Manaslu RAP
The Cost of the Trekking permits
From September to November: USD $100 per person in the first seven nights and USD 15 extra per person each day after the eighth night.
From December to August: USD $75 per person for the initial seven days, and USD 10 extra per person each day after the eighth.
Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP Permit)
This permit is required from Philm, where the Manaslu Conservation Area starts. The price is USD30 year-round for any days you spend inside the conservation area.
Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP Permit)
You will need this permit from Dharapani to exit ACAP at Beshi Sahar. The cost of any day spent in the ACAP conservation zone is USD30.