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- Discover beautiful landscapes, lush forests, and more
- Cross over challenging mountain passes, including Larkya La Pass
- Discover ancient monasteries in the region and immerse yourself in the rich culture.
- Enjoy the stunning views from Mount Manaslu. It is the eighth-highest peak on the planet.
- Interact with locals in remote villages
- Majestic mountains surround the valley of the Budhi Gandaki River.
- Trekking trails offer a unique opportunity to observe flora & fauna.
- After a day of hiking, soak in natural hot springs.
- Pungyen Glacier is a sight to behold
- Cheo Himal offers panoramic views of the mountains.
- This once-in-a-lifetime trek will provide you with unforgettable memories.
Manaslu Circuit is one of the best treks in Nepal. It leads to a stunning view of the eighth-highest mountain in the world and circles the Manaslu Conservation Area. This trip can be a fantastic option if you have completed the Annapurna Circuit. A side trip to the Tsum Valley can extend the 14-day Manaslu Circuit trip to 21 days.
The trek starts at Maccha Khola and ends at Beshi Sahar. The Annapurnas flank it to the west, and Ganesh Himal is to the east. It's one of the most elegant of the 8000-meter giants. The Manaslu Circuit Trek is often less crowded than the Everest Base Camp Trek. It affects people who live in its path. It is physically demanding and far but also beautiful and culturally interesting.
You will pass through the Budi Gandaki gorges with their massive azure water and stunning waterfalls. The route begins in the humid lowlands, where terraced rice and millet fields are found. The Manaslu climb boasts suspension bridges that are unmatched in height and length. The yearly monsoon washes out smaller bridges, forcing hikers onto partially submerged rocks. The 1992 trek was limited to 400 trekkers, so it still retains the feel of an expedition.
This trek's highest point is the 'Larkya La pass', considered the most dramatic Himalayan pass. Like all Adventure Club Trek's itineraries, this trek allows for adequate acclimatization. The trek is largely a walking trip on mountain trails and can be done by people in good physical condition. It is still important to remember that walking at lower elevations is easier on your body than trekking above 3,000m/10000ft. It is said that the 'Manaslu Circuit Trek,' with its remoteness and solitude, is a great alternative to trekking in Annapurna. This makes it a good choice for those who want to get closer to nature.
Adventure Club's other similar treks in the Manaslu region include Manaslu Circuit Trek - 16 Days. Manaslu Circuit Trek - 17 Days, Manaslu Circuit Short Trek - 13 Days, and Manaslu Circuit Trek 12 Days
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.
Mode of Transportation to Manaslu Circuit Trek
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. Unlike other tour companies, please note that our company transfers you by private vehicle.
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.
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.
Experience Requirement for 14 Days Manaslu Circuit Trek
During the 14-day trek, you'll walk for about 10 to 11 days, covering an average distance of 15 to 20 kilometers (9 to 12 miles) daily. The Manaslu Circuit Trek is 177 kilometers (110 miles) long. The first few days of the trek can be challenging due to the steep Budi Gandaki Gorge and various uphill and downhill sections. The most difficult part of the journey is crossing the Larkya La Pass at an elevation of 5,106 meters (16,752 feet), which involves a full day of hiking on snowy and icy trails. Dealing with altitude sickness and adjusting to high elevations are significant challenges during the trek, as the terrain goes through significant height variations. Technical mountaineering or climbing skills are only required if you undertake the trek in cold weather. However, being in excellent physical condition is important, even if you are a beginner. Maintaining your fitness levels by doing strength, endurance, jogging, and running at least three months before the trek is recommended.