Location: Manaslu Region
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- View of Manaslu mountains as well as other Himalayan ranges.
- The jaw-Dropping natural beauty of forests and flora of the Manaslu region
- The friendly people and rich culture of the region which includes both Nepalese and Tibetan ethnic groups.
- Scenic views of the Manaslu and Annapurna range alongside
many other beautiful snow-covered peaks.
- The authentic experience of trekking in the Remote Himalayas
with overnight stays in the teahouses and community lodges. Breathtaking landscape views, picturesque and sublime
throughout the trail.
- Wildlife and vegetation witnessing opportunity in the
Manaslu Conservation Area
- A cultural escapade of the local ethnic people (Bhotia,
Sherpa, Tsumbas) and their lifestyle
- Moderate and well-managed trekking days with an ideal trek
experience for adventure seekers.
- Larkey La Pass (5160 m), one of the best trekking passes
in the Himalayas.
- Centuries-Old monasteries, Mani walls, Chortens, and
majestic monuments reflecting Tibetan Buddhism
- The fantastic trail to walk in the Himalayas, less crowded and
Manaslu trekking is the newly introduce adventure in Nepal. This is in the western part of Nepal. It lies in Mansari Himal. The Mansari Himal is part of Nepal Himalaya. Mount Manaslu is the 8th highest mountain in the world. This route is open for trekking in 1992 for the first time. Mount Manaslu is in the east of the Annapurna Himalayan range. Manaslu circuit trek is a restricted area in Nepal. This trek is controlled by the Nepal government. People need special permits from the government to visit this area. Visit in this trek you need to take permits from government authorized company. Nepalese government only permitted this area in 1991. These trekking trails follow ancient salt routes to Tibet.
Manaslu is first climbing in 1956 by members of the Japanese group. It is known that the British always consider Everest as their mountain. Manaslu has been always a Japanese mountain. Manaslu trek is one of the well-spoken moderate remote treks in the mountains. In the premises of Mt. Manaslu (8163 m) the trek to Manaslu is a fantastic experience with boundless stories. Trekkers often consider this trek as the perfect transition for the more difficult adventure in the Himalayas like peak Climbing. Manaslu Trek offers the pristine sides as well as the beauty of the mountains and the people living there. In the settlements of mountains and the beautiful walls of Gompas, treat yourself with warm hospitality.
Share the trail with yaks as well as locals to the high passes and beyond. Every short stop greets with smiles energizing for the treks to come here. Dine in the local teahouses and wake up every morning with a sublime sunrise view.
Manaslu Area of Nepal
Manaslu area of Nepal is rich in local heritage as well as biological diversity. The highest point in the trek is Larkya La pass. It is an impressive pass crossing the Himalaya. This trek itinerary well design. It cares altitude as well as have acclimatization rest. Our company introduces Manaslu trekking as well as provide a government permit. We provide chances to know about the region. Natural beauty, as well as cultures, make this area beautiful. Landscape, as well as tradition, are the things people can see here. We will request you to travel to Nepal without delay. Travel Nepal as well as find out why magic Himalaya for Nepal travel. Visit Nepal as well as support visit Nepal 2020.
Manaslu Circuit trek cost is depending on days Basis. Some company sells a longer itinerary whereas some sell short itinerary. The Manaslu Circuit trek difficulty is high on offseason due to Snowfall. The Manaslu circuit trek in March, April, May, September, October, November is easy. Manaslu trekkings packages include the Manaslu permits as well as Services. Manaslu trek blogs provide different information about the trip.
We have many other treks in the Restrict area. Upper mustang, as well as Nar Phu, is some treks. lower Dolpa, as well as upper Dolpa, are another trek. A special permits, as well as Tims which is needed for trekking here. Upper mustang cost is high for a permit. It cost the US $500 just for a permit. Lower Manaslu trek is new routes and also loved hiking and trekking at recent times.
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu [1,400 m/4264 ft]
Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola ([710 m/2328 ft] 10 hours drive)
Day 3: Soti Khola to Maccha Khola [900 m/2952 FT]:6-7 hours walk.
Day 4: Machha Khola – Jagat [1410 m/4625 ft]:6-7 hrs.
Day 5: Jagat to Deng [1804 m/5917 ft] 6-7 hrs.
Day 6: Deng – Namrung [2630 m/8626 ft):6-7 hrs.
Day 7: Namrung –Samagaon ([3530 m/11578 ft]:6-7 hrs.)
Day 8: Rest day, 6-7 hours of exploration.
Day 9: Samagoan –Samdo [3860 m/12660 ft]:4-5 hours.
Day 10: Rest day in Samdo
Day 11: Samdo – Dharamsala/ Larkya base camp. [4460 m/14,628 ft]:4-5 hours.
Day 12: Dharamsala – Larkya la (5160 m/16,924 ft)-Bimthang (3720 m/12201 ft) 8-9 hours walks.
Day 13: Bimthang –Tilije (2300 m/7544 ft):5-6 hours
Day 14: Tilije – Jagat (1300 m/4264 ft):7-8 hours
Day 15: Jagat to Kathmandu: 10- hour drive
Day 16: Rest day in Kathmandu:
Day 17: Final departure
[note: (B) =breakfast, (L) =lunch, (D) =dinner]
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, magic Himalaya treks and expeditions will arrange you to pick you up from the airport. You will be transferred to a hotel in Thamel. You can either visit magic Himalaya treks in Thamel or take rest at your hotel room during the late afternoon. In the evening, a welcome dinner will be served to you in a traditional Nepali restaurant where you will be able to enjoy Nepali food and Nepali cultural programs. Overnight in Kathmandu, Included meal: Dinner (D)
We set off early today for Sotikhola, during the drive, we enjoy views of the Nepalese countryside along with mountain scenery. We will be driving on a paved road from Kathmandu to Dhading Bensi, the district headquarter of Dhading (1050 m) but the drive from Dhading Bensi to Arughat will be on the rough road. after reaching Arughat we will drive further to Soti Khola. Overnight stay in Soti Khola (B, L, D)
Today we will trek on a beautiful sal forest and some villages and climb above huge rapids on the Budhi Gandaki. we then reach Khursane upon which the rocky trail weaves it's up and down, past two tropical waterfalls on a steep, rocky trail clinging to the side of a cliff. It eventually makes its way down and past a few rice terraces, then up and around to the Gurung village of Labubensi. We further climb behind a rocky outcrop, where the valley opens up and the Budhi Gandaki meanders among over a side ridge. We head down again to the river and cross another suspension bridge to reach Machha Khola village. Overnight in Machha Khola (B, L, D)
The narrow trail makes some minor ups and downs and eventually crosses the Tharo Khola and reaching Khorlabesi. After a few more ascends and descends we come across a small hot spring in Tatopani. From the hot spring, we climb over another ridge then cross the Budhi Gandaki on a suspension bridge. at this juncture, we climb over another ridge, then cross the Budhi Gandaki on a suspension bridge. At this junction, we climb on a wide, well-crafted staircase, then across a landslide and over a ridge to Dobhan. Upon crossing a suspension bridge over the Yaru Khola, we climb the stone stairs and then drop to the river and again climb more stone stairs to Tharo Bharyang. After you will reach Jagat we will stay in Jagat. (B, L, D)
We begin today trek by climbing over a rocky ridge to Salleri and then descend to Sirsibas. The valley widens a bit as the trail continues up to Ghatta Khola. We further continue walking upstream to a long suspension bridge in Philim, a large Gurung village. The trail turns north just above the lowest house in the village and stays on a fairly level trail as it crosses millet fields to Ekle Bhatti. The route now enters a steep, uninhabited gorge. At this point, we descend to the grassy land slopes, cross the Budhi Gandaki, then trek along the west bank for a while, then cross to the east bank and then back again. As we continue through the trail the valley widens and we pass through bamboo forests to the Deng Khola. Upon crossing Khola, we reach the tiny village of Deng. Overnight in Deng (B, L, D)
After a brief walk beyond Deng, we cross the Budhi Gandaki and climb to Rana at 1910 m. From the bridge, we climb a bit to join a trail from Bhi, then head west up the Budhi Gandaki valley. The trail also passes through forests and mani where we turn towards a corner that contours to Ghap. Even though there is another route, we take the route through Prok village. Prok village has a viewpoint for a beautiful sight of Siringi Himal. We further cross the Budi Gandaki several times today and come across several gompas en route. The trail follows the river upstream through dense forests. After crossing the river at an impressive spot where it thunders down a narrow gorge, the forests become less dense and the trail is fine again. The pleasant walk continues and after a last steep climb, we reach Namrung. Overnight in Namrung (B, L, D)
Namrung village is a good viewpoint for siring and Ganesh Himal and from the village, one can also see Mt.himal Chuli in the south. We climb steadily and pass through forests and reach Lihi, a fine village with many Chortens and barley terraces. The trail drops and cross the side valley of Simnang Himal with Ganesh Himal always close by. We further pass through Sho, Lho and Shyala village before reaching the same village. We enjoy the best view of Manaslu from Lho village and also explore the famous Ribung gompa. In Shyala village we will be surrounded by high mountains like Himal Chuli and peak 29 (Ngadi Chuli) to the left. Manaslu and large glaciers straight ahead and other snow summits to the right, and at the far ends stands Ganesh Himal. Today’s journeys end in a village called Samagaon. Where we spend the nights. (B, L, D)
We spend the day at Samagaon both for rest and acclimatization .today, we get acquainted with rich Sherpa culture. we enjoy the sights of thousands of mani stones with Buddhist texts and pictures and the Sherpa women clad in traditional clothes and ornaments. On a little hill near the Sama village is an old Gompa (Pungyen gompa), a monastery with great views of the glaciers. it is named after Manaslu, Pungyen means bracelet, a good description of the two peaks. It was destroyed year after the first unsuccessful Japanese attempt to climb Manaslu. The locals believed that the climb angered the gods, and when the Japanese come back a year later they met 1959. Overnight in Samagaon (B, L, D)
Today we descend to the Budhi Gandaki River that has turned north and follows it to a bridge over a side stream. The trail to the left leads to the Manaslu base camp. the Larkya la Trail passes several mini walls as the valley begins to widen.it is an easy trail on a shelf above the river passing the juniper and birch forests of Kermo Kharka. We drop off the shelf cross the Budhi Gandaki on a wooden bridge and climb steeply onto a promontory between two forks of the river. From the stone arch, we can view a large white Kani. Finally passing through the Kani we find Samdo. Overnight in Samdo (B, L, D)
This is another day set aside for proper acclimatization. There are two options for us today. The option that we highly recommend is a hike, up the valley directly at the back of the Samdo village. This hike will take us to one of the trades passes to Tibet for excellent views of mt Manaslu along with other Himalayan ranges including Simrang, Hiunchuli, Ngadi, Larkye Peak, Cheo and possibly Kang Guru behind the pass en route to these viewpoints. We pass many seasonal herding settlements called doksas and sight some beautiful mountain birds like the Lophophorus (the national bird of Nepal), Lammergeyer and Himalayan Griffin soaring high above us. Another option for today could be a trip to the Gha la (‘large pass’) to the north of Samdo, a more frequently used trading route to Tibet. But, this is a rather longer hike (whole day) and hence could be a little tiring. Overnight in Samdo (B, L, D)
Even today we continue our walk down the edge, cross the wooden bridge over Budhi Gandaki and begin walking upward. Upon crossing two streams and witnessing the Larkya Glacier we go around the valley of the Salka Khola and climb up again to the stone guest house (4450 m), which is not a lodge but a kind of shelter called Dharmshala, also known as Larke Phedi. The short walk today also leaves plenty of time for acclimatization and relaxing in the afternoon. Overnight in Dharamshala (B, L, D)
After a short climb, we reach a valley on the north side of Larkya glaciers from where we can enjoy great views of Cho danda and Larkya peak. Finally, we walk across moraines of the glacier, making a gradual ascent which becomes steeper only in the last section of the pass. From, the pass, there is an outstanding view of Humlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kangguru and the huge Annapurna II. It is a longer day than usual than Bimtang, but to walk into these low pastures with the evening mist coming in with Mt. Manaslu looming close by is an overwhelming experience. Overnight in Bimthang (B, L, D)
From a ridge at Bimthang, we can enjoy great views of Mt. Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, Himlung Himal, and Cheao Himal. We descend further and cross a high pasture (Sangure Kharka) followed by a bridge over Dudh Khola. We walk through rhododendrons forests and follow a trail through a narrow valley until we reach the highest cultivated land of the valley at Karche , 2785 meters. We pass across fields before making a steep climb over a ridge. the trail comes off the ridge in a big sweeping arc to the river bank at 2580 m. a short distance beyond is the village of Gho. Due to yesterday's tiredness might take an overnight rest at Gho but better lodges are available at Tilije, so we stay at Tiliji. Overnight in Tiliji village (B, L, D)
We climb over a small ridge and enjoy the stone-paved trail as it passes through a beautiful village. We then cross the bridge over Dudh Koshi and climb up through a Chorten- shaped arch, pass a Mani wall and reach the Thonje village. At the village, we go through a police checkpoint and continue to Dharapani. We have entered the Annapurna circuit section from Dharapani. Further down, we come across Karte village and walk straight to Jagat. You will pass Tal and Chamcha on the way to Jagat. Stay Overnight in Jagat. (B, L, D)
Drive on a Jeep to Besisahar in the early morning after breakfast. After lunch in Besisahar, we will drive to Kathmandu. (B, L, D)
Today we will walk around some markets and some places around Thamel. We will do some shopping. In the evening visit the magic Himalaya treks office. In the evening we will be enjoying the farewell dinner together. (B)
This is the time to say bye from the mountainous country and is the end day of your trip to the Himalayas. About the three hours before your flight you will be taking off you will be taken to the airport for final departure. On the way back home you will have plenty of time to think about your trip to Manaslu trekking with Magic Himalaya Treks and expeditions.
- Annapurna conservation permits
- Manaslu trekking map
- Full board plan (breakfast lunch, dinner) provided during the trekking
- Hotel on bed and breakfast plan during Kathmandu stay and Pokhara stays
- An experienced license holder guide and required porters. (1 porter for two trekkers and there will be 1 assistant guide for more than six trekkers.)
- International and domestic pick up/drop
- Medical kit box and required medicine for the trek
- Jeep to Kathmandu Arughat- Soti Khola and Jagat to Kathmandu
- Trekking equipment like a down jacket, Duffels bag will be provided
- Special permits for Manaslu trekking
- All the necessary transportation during sightseeing
- Food, drinks, salary, equipment, insurance, transportation, accommodations and local tax for guides and porters
- All government tax and vat
- Welcome and farewell dinner with us
What's not included?
- Your travel insurance
- Your international flights and departure tax
- Any expenses of personal nature
- Tips for guide and porters
- Nepal entry visa fee
- Any kinds of bar bills (alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.)
- Rescue operation in case of an emergency
Start Dates are your arrival date in Nepal and End Dates are the returning date from Nepal.
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Private trips are available on any date of your choice at any time of the year. Let us know about your preferred travel dates and we shall organize it as per your convenience. Get in touch with us via bellow contact us form.
Nepal is open for all kinds of trekking and hiking adventures so you can now visit Nepal. There are curtains rules you need to follow if you want to Visit Nepal. First things is you need to have a latest PCR report to get visa and visa need to be do online before you come. You also need to have a Corona insurance that covers at least US$5,000. Trekking guide and porter also need to have corona insurance that covers at least US$1000. We need to know you flights tickets details so that we can inform immigration's about your arrivals. Passport copies and pictures also need for doing paperwork's, TIMs and permits which we need to make before you come and send back to you which you need to show on different place.
After you arrival in Kathmandu, we will Pick you and Transfer to hotel where you will stay 8 days Quarantine and again check PCR test. The Negative Results will let you to do trekking and hiking. If you got Positive test you will have to stay quarantine or hospital depends on your conditions.
Magic Himalaya Treks will assist you for arranging all required paper works.
A typical day on the Manaslu Circuit Trek
Manaslu Circuit trek will reward with a very unique experience of trekking through beautiful scenery and taking wonderful pictures through exploring the local settlements. During the Manaslu journey, we are accompanied by experienced, friendly, and well-qualified sherpa guide sharing different historical facts as well as info about the treks and places. The strong Sherpa porters also join our trek with helping us carry big luggage whereas we all carry our regular day bag pack with necessary items.
Physical requirements and preparation for Manaslu Circuit Trek
Manaslu circuit trek is a journey of 16 days programs including the Kathmandu stays. We have to walk at least 7 hours a day to reach from one destination except a few. The trail takes you to uphill climbing as well as downhill descend. These types of walking make the trek difficult. So, all have to be physically prepared for the trek. Joining special training routines months before the trek is beneficial. We also recommend you start exercising a month prior to the trek. Taking ideas from experienced and regular trekkers is very helpful.
Human responsibility on environment
Until now Manaslu is a very untouched area from modern’s facilities. It is very natural and pure. It is very important to have a balance between the environment and human beings. Our company strongly believes that the environment needs to be protecting well. Tourism and trekking activities have chances of bringing negative effects on our environment. We always work to make positive aspects of tourism on the environment. Our company engaged in different plantation programs. We also work together with Kathmandu Environmental education project (KEEP) and engaged in organizing eco-friendly treks and trips. We should never let others, spoil the Manaslu area from any kind of modernization.
Difficulty during the exciting Manaslu circuit trek
Landscapes and Distances
Manaslu area provides a wide variety of terrains. The landscapes here are difficult and oddly shaped. The trekking will be 15 to 20 km per day. Walking those steep trains of the trek will test the stamina and endurance. The trail leads the Budhi Gandaki gorge at the beginning which is difficult. The trek provides the trail of walking up and down a lot. The highest point of the trek is larky la pass situated on elevations of 5213 m and is challenging. We always need to be mentally prepared for difficulties because of the trek test yours strength and capabilities. The body wit is exhausting fro the trek if the body is not well prepared for a trek.
The altitude on the Manaslu circuit trek varies. The trek starts on the lower elevations of 700m at Soti Khola and takes you to the highest point at the larky la pass that stand on 5213m. Your body will experience an immense change in surrounding and there is a risk of altitude sickness on higher parts.
While doing the hike we always prepare well for the possible risks of the altitude sickness. We need to gather collective information which make trekking eases. We should also consult our doctors for medication which will be useful during symptoms.
Simple Bag packing list required for a Manaslu circuit trek
The main idea of packing of the clothes and equipment is to keep your body warm, dry, protected from the sun, able to trek comfortably. To have a successful trek in a smooth way, proper packing is always important. There are thousands of equipment shops with the best quality and copies. They are of different prices so you have many choices and can get almost anything needed for a trek. Here are some of the basic ideas of the kit list that will make a journey easy and comfortable.
- Bags: Large duffel bag/Rucksack around 80l for a porter to carry and 20 to 40l daypack carried for you.
- Shell: Top and bottoms to keep off wind/rain
- Insulation: warm layered system to keep your body, hands, and head warm.
- Baselayer: Thin layer to wick away sweat and to strip down to when it gets hot.
- Feet: comfortable, waterproof boots to support your ankles over the rough trails. carry light footwear to wear in the evening.
- Sleeping: warm sleeping bag &bedroll to get a good night to sleep at the lodges and camps
- Eating/drinking: water bottles and favorite snacks and trails mix for a day.
- Washing & medical: To allow you to wash and maybe stave off a headache and blister.
Trekking in Manaslu Region of Nepal
Trekking in Manaslu Region of Nepal lies between the Annapurna CA and Langtang NP in the central Himalayas of Nepal. Most of Manaslu trek is in the Manaslu Conservation Area with some of the lower parts being in the Annapurna. Alongside the eight highest peaks in the world Manaslu, there are several prominent and beautiful peaks to notice here. Himalchuli, Ngadi Chuli, Nike Peak are a few that you will come close to during the trek.
The major villages here are Sirdibas, Chumchet, Chhekampar, Bihi, Prok, Samagaun and Lho each with well-facilitated teahouses for visitors. Monasteries, Chortens, and mani walls decorated by beautiful prayer flags reflect art and culture as it was meant to be seen. The wildlife and vegetation are one to explore if you are an admirer of nature in all its magnificent forms of the mountains.
Manaslu region is located closer to the Annapurna. Unlike the latter, Manaslu is lesser crowded with equally delightful trails to walk on. With the same budget planning required Manaslu is a better option for adventure lovers. In the community lodges and homestays, trekkers can get a closer look at the local lifestyle and culture. As the Manaslu region was opened for trekkers just recently, One can have an undisturbed and authentic cultural experience of rural Nepal.
How to start Manaslu Trekking?
Manaslu Trekking begins with the arrival as well as a sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley. Swyambhunath, Pashupatinath as well as Bouddhanath are sightseeing places. People visit such a place to see the beauty. This all is declared by UNESCO in the list of the world heritage site. The next day trek begins from driving on a jeep to Arughat. We can possibly drive to Sotikhola. Trekking in Manaslu region provides the stunning views of Mt Manaslu as well as hills. Starting from the lush green hills of Gorkha embrace the alpine delights.
Passing by small ad big villages beside the Budi Gandaki walk up to the heart of Manaslu. With natural vantage points now and then, connect with nature and the Himalayas. Few challenges in the higher elevation complete the trek. With the breathtaking views to back you up to climb to the Larkey La pass. Completing the circuit, soak in the delights of the Manaslu and join the Annapurna circuit towards the end. Once the trek is done relish your memories with a lively time back in Kathmandu. The mesmerizing landscape and valleys sing the song of life and welcome you to the Manaslu. With Magic Himalaya team buckle up for an adventure of a lifetime in Manaslu.
Mount Manaslu is 8163 meters high from the sea level.
Fitness requirements and Altitude Sickness in Manaslu Trek
Manaslu trek is a moderately difficult trek in the Himalayas. As far as fitness goes proper planning is the key for anyone to be able to complete the trek. Anyone with average fitness can complete the trek with proper guidance and experienced team to accompany them. It's better to do a couple of day hiking tours in Kathmandu to warm up for the trek. Apart from that, you can also follow some standard exercises a few weeks prior, to a well-prepared trek.
The Manaslu trek requires a few trekking days above the 3500 m in elevation. Mild altitude sickness is a real possibility but it can be prevented with few measures. The common symptoms include breathlessness, nausea, headache, dizziness, and rapid pulse rate. In case of more severe cases like HAPE and HACE, evacuation is the best option alongside rapid descend to lower elevation. Here are some tips for preventing altitude sickness during the Manaslu trek: -
1. Take acclimatization days in the regular itinerary
2. Rehydrate in a regular interval (a liter every two hours)
3. Avoid salty food and alcohol
4. Get plenty of rest and sleep
5.Have a balanced diet and avoid alcohol consumption
6.Take short hiking walks for better acclimatization.
Why choose the Manaslu region for trekking before others in Nepal?
With the variation and options to choose from, why choose Manaslu over other routes in the Himalayas? Well, it's clear and obvious due to these regions: -
- Proven as a diversely complete trekking experience in the mountain taking trekkers from 600 m to the elevation of over 5000 m in a single trek.
- Authentic trekking experience with teahouse stay and village tours.
- The less crowded route in comparison to other major regions in the Himalayas.
- Well-balanced walking days for a better trekking experience
- Adventure packed destinations and sections with best mountain and landscape views
- Manaslu Trek is a budget destination for its length in the mountains.
- Manaslu region boasts a rich and diverse ecosystem with spotting opportunities of rare animals and birds
Manaslu Trekking Cost and Prices fact
Manaslu area of Nepal is rich in local heritage as well as biological diversity. The highest point in the trek is Larkya La pass. It is an impressive pass crossing the Himalaya. This trek itinerary well designs. It cares altitude as well as have acclimatization rest. Our company introduces Manaslu trekking as well as provide a government permit. We provide chances to know about the region. Natural beauty, as well as culture, makes this area beautiful. Landscapes, as well as traditions, are the things people can see here. We will request you to travel to Nepal without delay. Travel Nepal as well as find out why magic Himalaya for Nepal travel. Visit Nepal as well as support the Nepal economy after earthquake and coronavirus problems.
Manaslu Circuit trek cost and prices are depending on day Basis. Some company sells a longer itinerary whereas some sell short itinerary. The Manaslu Circuit trek difficulty is high on offseason due to Snowfall. Manaslu circuit trek in March, April, May, September, October, November is easy. Manaslu trekking packages include the Manaslu permits as well as Services. Manaslu trek blogs provide different information about the trip.
We have many other treks in the Restrict area. Upper mustang trek, as well as Nar Phu, is some treks. lower Dolpa, as well as upper Dolpa, are another trek. A special permit, as well as Tims, is needed for trekking here. Upper mustang cost is high for a permit. It cost the US $500 just for a permit.
Manaslu Trekking season’s fact
Trekkers can visit the Manaslu region all year long but the trails at higher elevation might require some monitoring. Even if the circuit is not possible, the trek to the beautiful Tsum Valley opens which is one of the best trails to walk in the Himalayas.
March to May
March to May in Nepal is one of the best times to do the Manaslu Trek. Spring is the season when you can enjoy the views of the rhododendron dominating the hills in pits full glory. The trail is good for walking and the snow-covered Mountain View is even better with the winter over. The weather is good as well to do the Larkey La pass (5160 m). With blue and clear skies, one can have a complete Himalayan experience in a single go.
September to November
This period from September to November marks the arrival of autumn and is proven to be the best time for the Manaslu Trek. A lot of flowers bloom making the landscape more colorful than ever. With the monsoon over you can have a clean and green trail with a lush ecosystem and clearer view. All the teahouses and lodges will be open throughout the season. It gives the opportunity to enjoy the trek in its full glory.
December to February
The extent of February from December marks the winter in the Himalayas. Apart from the extreme winter with heavy snowfall, you can carry on the Manaslu trek. You can add additional gears and equipment for the high passes with thick snow. The experience is all different ranging from snowy hills, valleys, and ridges in the trails. The trail is even less visited in winter with more offers for adventure lovers.
June to August
Nepal experiences a wet summer from June to August. Monsoon is not the best time for walking in the trails of the Himalayas. It's the same for Manaslu trek. People still do this trek in the period for different slices of adventure. The Tsum valley trek here, however, is among the best places to trek located in the rain shadow of the Himalayas.
Food and drinking water facilities
Food around Manaslu is a combination of local and Nepali cuisine. In some places, you can find bakery as well as lodges offering an extended menu. Most ingredients for them are local and organic. Trekking requires burning calories and there is no food better than the basic Nepali Staple of Dal Bhat. Eating a balanced diet is important, but apart from a few sacks and energy bars, you shouldn't worry much about the food.
Similarly, for drinking water, there are taps at regular intervals. You can also ask the teahouse owners to boil your water to carry. If you want to be extra cautious carry some purification pills with you. You can refill from the streams and natural water fountains and purify them by the SODIS method. It is a way of disinfecting your water with solar energy.
Transportation options to Manaslu Region
Almost all the trails leading to the Manaslu region start from Soti Khola in the Gorkha district. You have to travel by road to reach there. The roadway is a combination of hill highway, gravel, and off-roading segment. You can hire a private jeep/vehicle or go local to reach there. A private jeep might cost you a few hundred dollars extra but you can enjoy the view and travel comfortably. You will have to travel 160 km from Kathmandu to Macha Khola via Soti Khola for a local and authentic experience, you can travel in a public vehicle to Soti Khola. It will be a unique experience in the hills with a lunch stop midway. Either way, you can expect a wonderful start of this fantastic trek from the drive.
Manaslu Trekking Accommodation Conditions
Manaslu region and most importantly the places in the circuit have seen a lot of teahouses and lodges in recent years. It used to be a camping trek before. Now it is still possible to have a camping trek in the Manaslu area. Accommodation is now available from the start to completion preventing the trekkers of heavy packing. Most of these provide all your basic necessities like food, water, bed, and bathroom. Prepare to get used to the Squat toilets which are the most common ones in the area. Rooms are smaller and most have two or more beds for the trekkers to stay. Heating is only possible in the dining room. Foods are available from the menu card with different options. You will also stop the tea house for lunch during the trek. If you are thinking about Manaslu trekking then don’t aspect luxury treks staying in luxury lodges.
Although the lodge/teahouse/guest house provides quilts and quite thick too, it's wise to take one sleeping-bag with you. You might have to share the room as options get thin in higher elevation. One thing that is guaranteed is the mesmerizing vires of the mountains from your window each day.
Wifi and Telephone facilities
Wifi in the Manaslu region is available in most of the major villages and settlements. If you want to communicate back home then there is a satellite Phone available in tea houses. It totally depends on the lodges/teahouses you will be staying at. Most of these have some sign representing its availability. However, you might have to pay a few additional dollars to use it there.
The Local mobile phone also works on most of the parts. In much of the lower regions of the Manaslu circuit, you can use cellular service for the telephone. NTC and Ncell are the two main SIM card providers. You can buy the cellular internet packages and top-up in bulk while at Kathmandu for this purpose. Carrying a power bank or two is always wise but the lodges are well equipped with electricity for most cases. You can get WiFi in many places which will also cost you money.
Note: Check the international call rates before the trek.
Some Reason to do Manaslu Trekking
Doing Manaslu trekking has many good memories. Some of the best reasons that make this trek best are as below:
Excellent Mountain Views
The Manaslu trekking is the best trekking for seeing excellent Mountain View. On your journey to Manaslu trek, we can enjoy the view of Manaslu (8156 m). Furthermore, you can get the best view of Mt. Buddha, Mt. Shringi, Mt.Churen, Mt.Ganesh, Mt.Himlung, and Annapurna.
Less Traffic – Fewer Trekkers
Manaslu is less popular comparing other routes. There are a few visitors every year. If you like walking and trekking on fewer tourist areas then it is the best trek. The best time for Manaslu trekking is October-November or March-May.
In comprising to other treks like Everest base camp trek, Kanchanjunga base camp trek, and Dolpa trekking the Manaslu trekking is less expensive. We don’t have to flights required for Manaslu trek which will minimize cost for Manaslu trek. The Manaslu region is a very less number of visitors every year. The tea houses are offering the basic needs and requirements for tourists. Due to the complex geographical structure, it is difficult to transport foods and vegetables in these high altitudes. Comparing to other treks foods are also less expensive.
Best hike to Samdo ridge or Tibet Border
From Samdo we will hike to Samdo ridge hill which is easier in comparing Samdo peak. We can also hike to the Tibetan border. Both this viewpoint has an outstanding view of Manaslu Mountain. There is also a day tour possible to Manaslu Glacier, Base camp, Glacier Birendra Lake, and beautiful rivers. The Manaslu trekking has such best view on different villages and trails.
If you want to know more about the Manaslu area then the Latest Manaslu trekking guide will help you to know more.
Answer: Japan is the country and the Japanese are the people who love mount Manasu. It is because this Mount first climbed by two Japanese on 9 May 1956.
Answer: Two main trekking regions fall under the famous Manaslu circuit trek. The first is the Manaslu region and the second is Annapurna regions. The trek starts from the Manaslu area in Aarughat bazaar where the trek ends on Annapurna regions in Besisahar.
Answer: Mount Manaslu is known as Killer Mountain in Nepal because more than 60 people died on its treacherous slopes.
Answer: Mount Mamanslu is first climbed on 9 May 1956. It is climbed by two Japanese people named Toshio Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu.
Answer: This is a very interesting question. If you are looking for an exciting experience then these Manaslu treks can fulfill your expectations. Magic Himalaya treks arrangements and service will take you to new heights. Our company provides Accommodations, meals, transportation for trekkers. Our administration will arrange everything ahead. Manaslu is where hundreds of people trek; it is an experience that everyone loves to have. Our staff will always work on making your trip memorable and successful. For a unique experience and magical service, this trek is right for anyone who loves an adventurous hike.
Answer: For the popular Everest base camp and Annapurna base camp treks the ending point of the trek is always the base camp then return back through the same path or different path. For Manaslu and Annapurna circuit it’s different. Manaslu base camp trek is well known as Manaslu circuit trek because Manaslu base camp is not a destination, it’s a side trip while doing the Manaslu circuit trek. In Manaslu circuit trek you start at Sotikhola and reach the Tsum valley, we also stop at Manaslu base camp then cross the larky la pass and end in Besisahar which is Annapurna area. In base camp trek the main destination is base camp but Manaslu circuit trek the main aim is to cross the pass and end in Besisahar seeing lots of unique mountains and surroundings. Circuit trek always has a start and endpoint at different places.
Answer: Those people living in the Himalayas are petty well at higher elevations but those living anywhere else other than the Himalayas will feel hard to get the legs ready for mountain landscapes and altitudes. We have to be very clear upfront unless you have hiked at a higher altitude before. It is always difficult to get 100% ready for an adventure to anyone. The things are we don’t need to be ready 100% for any adventure. We just need to have a spirit of doing an adventure. We are not doing the expeditions or climbing a peak, we are just doing normal trekking with an expert’s team and well-prepared manner. It’s always important to take it easy that also helps your body to adjust to the environment well. It mostly does not matter how fits you are because it’s a mountain. It is a bit enjoyable for fitter people to do the trek so is fit.
Answer: Trekking and hiking always provide benefits to the body that include a lower risk of heart disease. These kinds of activities improved blood pressure, sugar level, and control the weight. The Manaslu circuit trek takes you in an elevation of 52136 meters above the sea level so you will be very good at walking and staying on elevations.
Answer: Annapurna circuit is the Fantastic trekking that provides the golden chance to see the different climate, vegetation, temperature, lifestyle & crossing the widest pass Thorangla to reach the holy pilgrimage site Muktinath and famous towns like Kagbeni and Jomsom. The Annapurna circuit is the busiest trekking trail after the Popular Everest base camp trek. The Manaslu circuit also provides all the experience that the Annapurna circuit allows but Manaslu is a more genuine trekking trail for a good experience. The trails are on remotes villages. Trekkers are always looking for remote trails that are still in the Annapurna circuit but you can find them more ion Manaslu circuit area trek. Now Manaslu circuit also not remains quite as it used to be but still one of the quietest treks in Nepal. Now we can found teahouse scattered along the trail which is, of course, a camping trek before.
Answer: The area is primarily populated by two ethnic groups which is Nubri and Tsum. The Chhikur’s branching off the two racial territories. While Nubri was frequently visited after Nepals 1950 tourism opening and Tsum is still retained as its traditional, cultural, art & tradition. Gurung is the largest ethnic group in the central hills of the region.
Answer: To visit and trek the Manaslu region you should go through Registered Company like Magic Himalaya Treks. We at Magic Himalaya are very much happy to provide all kinds of permits and travel arrangements happily. We will just need to have the details. To book Manaslu permits we need some advance with a copy of passport and copy of visa as well as passport size pictures. Remember us if you are planning Manalsu trekking.
Answer: Manaslu is a restricted area and controlled region. The permits for this Manaslu trekking is US $70 per week and the US $10 per day extra for an additional day to each trekker. The first checkpoint of this Manaslu permits is at Jagat and the last checkpoint is in Dharapani. For more details on Manaslu permits cost visit Manaslu trek permit cost on our blogs.
Answer: The best time to do Manaslu Trekking is during autumn which is from September to November. At this time the Views are very clear and there are only a few chances of having rain. Similarly Spring Months which is from March to may also a good time for trekking Manaslu. During this time the beautiful floras cover the dense forest. It provides a unique experience than trekking at other times. Winter months like Late December, January & February are the less preferred time for Manaslu circuit trek. IT is because the Larkya la pass is dangerous during extreme snow conditions. Still, people take the risk of this time to have a different experience to trek on snow.
Answer: No. Nobody is allowed to trek Manaslu alone. We have rules from the Nepal government to have at least two trekkers to trek in this region. The licensed trekking guide from the government is also required for the trekking Manaslu area. The guide will be professional as well as experienced who will help you in route navigation. The Manaslu trekking guide will also help in emergencies. Hiring porter is also recommended to carry your luggage. Walking without luggage will make you feel relaxed and long walks without heavy bags.
Answer: Tea house trek is better for the local economy of these reasons as well as for trekkers too. Tea house trekking will bring help in the local economy by providing jobs into the area of peoples. The trek also provides a chance for local interaction and gets a chance to know anything about local life, culture, and history. Camping trek only provides a bit of work to locals for doing as porters. In a tea house trekking, the amount of money will be spent on food and accommodations. Tea house trekking is more hygienic that on tenting and camping trek. Camping makes the environment dirty by littering but tea house trek has fixed toilets. Many people prefer tea-house treks but it all depends on what kinds of experience you want to have. Our company Magic Himalaya Treks can provide both options for Manaslu Trekking.
Answer: The Mineral water is available on each tea house on a trail. People need to buy this water on NPR 200 ($2) on lower elevations and NPR 400 ($4) in higher elevations of the trek. There is also an opportunity of having boiled water which is lower in cost than bottled water but needs to have your own bottle to refill. Another way is we can take a water purification tablet and use on local water and drink them. We can find a water source in every one or two hours of walking distance to refill. The water in the mountain is not as polluted as in the city and usually drinkable. The local people guide and porters drink that water without any issues.
If you want to use local water then make sure you have purification drops or tablets. We should drink 3 to 4 liters of water to stay hydrated while trekking in high elevations. Drinking more will reduce altitude sickness. While you do Manaslu Trekking never takes a risk by drinking less.
Answer: The insurance should cover helicopter rescue operations. This is the most important point to be mentioned while buying insurance for Manaslu trekking. The insurance also needs to cover all medical treatments in case of Altitude sickness or unwanted fall or any other problems. The trekking guide and leader are well known about the high altitude as well as high altitude sickness. They will advise you to take the right decision at the right time. Sometimes you need to turn back walking on the horse or taking helicopter so at that time the insurance needs to cover everything. So, while buying insurance remember to include those mentions things.
Answer: It is always wise to check the weather condition while trek and need to pack accordingly. Some of the trekking gears we will provide from magic Himalaya Company and the rest we will help in getting from the Kathmandu outdoor store. The weight of the luggage should range between 15 to 20 kg. This is the total weight between you and the porter. We have other more details on the equipment required for the Nepal trek. visit our Websites for more details on the Manaslu Trekking Pack list.
Answer: The Manaslu route is in a remote and restricted area that is protected under the Manaslu conservation plan. Trekking here needs to have special permission. September, October, and November are the best time and the cost of the permits cost higher on this period of time. The cost in other months is less. We need Restricted area permits, Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP) permit & Annapurna conservation area project (ACAP) Permit. After having restricted area permits we don’t need TIMS Card.
Answer: You don’t need any special training for Manaslu trekking. Some hiking experience will be good to have for easiness. Many people from sea level with no trekking experience also have made it successful. Yes if you train it will be easy for you to do this trek.
Answer: Yes you can store the unnecessary things in Kathmandu hotel before starting Manaslu hiking and trekking. It will be safe to store in a hotel but don’t store the important document or cash on. Also, don’t store expensive laptops or any other equipment. We also have a store in our company so we can store there too.
Answer: Yes there will be solar charging at Manaslu trek in higher elevations which is only possible to charge the camera, batteries, and phone. The powers will not enough for heavier electronic equipment. On lower elevations, there will be electricity that is available for all kinds of charging.