The Manaslu circuit trek or Manaslu larke pass trekking tour lies in 100 Kilometers northwest from Kathmandu in the lap of Manaslu Himal. Mount manaslu is the eighth highest mountain in the world.
The around Manaslu trek is very popular last couple of years particularly after the Earthquake disaster in 2015. The Manaslu Base camp with larke pass trek became very famous after the trail opened for foreign nationals in 1991 AD.
Majestic and mystical adventure around Manaslu trek offers an opportunity to explore the beautiful mountains such as Himal Chuli (7,893m), Annapurna range, Shringi (7,187m) Ngadi Chuli (7,871m) and Ganesh Himal. And those Manaslu Himalayan ranges are a source of the Budi Gandaki River.
Hike to Manaslu is still loneliness, many travelers are saying that the trek route is off the beaten path. The guest houses are growing with modern amenities but they prepare a normal meal. Hiking above low village stays a beautiful monastery where the travelers can go for meditation for a while.
Furthermore, along with the journey Lho, Sama Gaun and Samdo village are the most culturally famous to make short side trips and in the meantime, you will have incredible views of Mount Manaslu range. Moreover, you can hike Manaslu base camp via Pungyen Monastery. You can see an impressive view of Mt. Manaslu glacier and Himalchuli with Birendra Lake. Besides that, there are some pristine lakes (Dud Kunda Lake) along the Larke La pass around Manaslu journey.
According to gokyo treks agency travel expert, Manaslu circuit trek cost is totally depending upon the months that you visit. Visit Manaslu in March/April/May will have the cheaper tour cost because of Manaslu trek permits. Additionally, if you make a plan to Manaslu circuit visit in September/October/December, then Manaslu royalty is a little bit more expensive but the weather stays perfect with blue sky and the sun shining.
Manaslu trek distance
Roughly about 2% of travelers who visit Nepal, hikes around Manaslu. Even in a peak season, you will not see many travelers around Manaslu. Basically, Manaslu Circuit Trek begins from Arughat Bazaar of the Gorkha district. The final point of the trek is Besisahar, the foothill of Lamjung Himal. Besisahar is a gateway to explore the popular around Annapurna trekking and Tilicho pass. The total length – Manaslu trek distance is 177 kilometers roughly.
Ethnic groups, culture and tradition
Larke La pass is one of the highest elevations of around Manaslu treks located at the end of Nubri Valley. Trek to Manaslu Larke pass is rich in cultural heritage and wildlife. The Gurungs ethnic groups dominate the central hills of the region where the Bhutias (also called Bhotias), closed to Sherpas are in the vicinity of Tibet. They have flat-roofed houses, and ancient monasteries, mani walls, and other Buddhist indicators along the trek.
How to go Manaslu – Transport for Manaslu Trek
Beginning of the journey
Your travel roughly about 160 kilometers far away from Kathmandu to Soti Khola. You must go through the overland drive because there is not an airport in Arughat Bazaar. Traveling as backpacking can choose a local bus ride from Kathmandu which takes roughly 8 hours.
Make a concrete plan either 12 Days Manaslu or Manaslu circuit 11 days trek. But they are completely tough even for youth trekkers. 12 Days Manaslu is best without transfer in and out. Basically, Guide for Manaslu Trek is necessary according to the rules of the Nepal government to protect Manaslu wildlife and nature conservation.
Those who travel with an overland drive with private jeep transfer from Kathmandu to Soti Khola is possible to drive in 7 hours. The Bus ride is an adventure but offers great scenery makes your journey super beautiful.
End of the trekking
You can drive with the regular local jeep ride from Dharapani to Besisahar bazaar. As you reach Besisahar, take a regular Micro Bus back to Kathmandu. The journey today takes about 10 hours in total.
Nepal manaslu trekking map
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Best Manaslu trek difficulty
Larke pass of Manaslu trek difficulty stays with soft to moderate adventure grades. Trekking in the Manaslu circuit is also best for beginners because of smooth ascending. The physical condition of the trekker should be fit to face Manaslu Circuit Trek’s difficulty. Popular Manaslu Trek is one of the challenging treks around the Manaslu region in Nepal that takes you through the remote – tiny villages. It is one of the off-beaten treks in Nepal Himalayas.
Book an experienced mount Manaslu trek guide to making your trip safe and unforgettable. Nepal Manaslu trek without a guide is not possible because nubry valley section is a totally protected area under the Government of Nepal.
Samagaon is an interesting place for Manaslu base camp day trip. It takes about 4 hours roughly to ascend to reach basecamp and 3 hours descend to the lodge. Manage your little time to prepare your Manaslu holiday reading manaslu trek blog as described here or if you made this trip already and want to post your article, you are most welcome to post your travel report for free.
Watching these Himalayan ranges and descend to the Beautiful village of Bhimthang and Dharapani where you met the main Annapurna trekking trail. The top Manaslu round treks or Around Manaslu trek is possible to complete at any time (except winter Late December, January, and February) throughout the year.
Manaslu circuit trek itinerary details
Our Manaslu circuit trek budget is classical about 15 days itinerary compared to most walks in this region. The particular Manaslu trek route is designing for World travelers who wish to explore around Manaslu budget trek within a comfortable itinerary. However, if you are planning with limited time-wise? take a look this special itinerary on Manaslu circuit trek – 13 Days which would be a more appropriate choice.1 Day Arrival at Kathmandu valley
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast plan. Our representative will give you information around Manaslu trek programs.
Trek staff will come to your Hotel early in the morning to pick you up. Drive to Bus park to get a coach to Arughat Bazaar (640m/2,093 feet). Our guide will search a local regular either local bus transfer follow the Budhi Gandaki River towards Soti khola.
The trail descends slowly until you climb again to mountain ridge to Almara. Pass the forest trail to cuts into another side of the river to enter Budhi Gandaki. At Labubesi, the trail follows down to the sandy river bed of Budhi Gandaki.
After crossing Machha River and Khrola besi, there is a natural hot spring called “Tatopani”. The trail follows forested areas towards Dovan. Below Dovan, there is a huge rapid at Budhi Gandaki. As the elevation increases, the rapids and the scenery undergoes a complete transformation. At Jagat, there is a police check-post where your trekking permit has to check.
After ascending to a terraced hill of Saguleri and view of Sringi Himal (7,177m). we continue towards Sirish Gaon, Gandaki valley narrows from herewith soaring precipitous walls.
Follow the trail upstream of Deng River – a tiny village of 4 houses. We walk through a newly built rock tunnel from here, thus avoiding the traditional steep climb. At Ghap, the Tibetan culture begins with Mani stones and chortens all around.
Cross Budhi Gandaki river and follow the path lined with houses that are interspersed with cultivated fields. At Namrung village, there is a police check post again. After Namrung, across the Hinan river coming from Linda Glacier and continue on to Sho village. Naike peak, Manaslu north (7,774 m), and Manaslu (8,150 m) magic view are just visible from here. Lho Gaon is a small settlement that stays with normal lodges where we stay overnight.
Hike further passing with the stone gate and long Mani stone wall of the village after Lho with a full view of Peak 29 ahead. You can make a side excursion either Pungen Glacier or Manaslu base camp from here to get a very close up view of Mount Manaslu massif. Walk further following moraine and glacier excursion towards Samagaun. From Samagau village, it takes another 20 minutes to walk further to reach Sama Gompa for a night halt.
We spend a half-day visiting at Birendra Lake in order to acclimatize. Adjust into the thin air and glacial lakes connect with the Manaslu glacier. You can visit Phungen Gomba to look after one of the oldest gompas of the Manaslu area.
After Lunch, we climb a terraced hill on the opposite bank of Budhi Gandaki River to Samdo village. Samdo village is the most remote permanent settlement of the Gorkha district. Roughly 40 houses and 200 local inhabitants are still living there.
After breakfast in Samdo, you can hike about 200 meters up to Samdo ridge just for better acclimatize. Returning at the lodge, walk with the crew and cross the wooden bridge and begin walking upward, crossing two streams while witnessing the Larkya Glacier. You’ll head around the valley of the Salka Khola and climb up again to Dharamsala, also known as Larke Phedi. Along the route, you’ll see many traditional monasteries. Today’s short Smado hike leaves time for acclimatization.
A challenging hike goes further Cho Chanda and then slowly head steeply uphill towards the snowed-up Larke la pass (5,215 meters or 17,053 feet) above sea. The hilltop Larke la pass offers just a magical Panorama view of Himlung Himal (7,126m), Cheo Himal (6,820m), Gyagi Kung, Kang Kuru (6,981m) and the Annapurna II (7,937 m).
The trail roughly about 200 meters after the larke la pass is steep descent downhill and difficult part all the way through moraines to the grassy downhill. Some years earlier there was not a guest house at Dharmasala. Thus, every trekkers should start thier hikes from Samdo to Bimthang which is the best long-distance walks in the world. After the grassy rocks, your trip is safe to travel downhill to the big open sandy ground to Bimthang.
The route gets easier walking through Rhododendrons forest and local Tilje village. Getting Tilje village in a single day is strong but walk through Rhododendrons jungle makes the best walking trails in the world. Tilje is a one of the biggest Gurung village of Manaslu circuit trekking routes. Many trekkers stay overnight at Goa, but there are not many lodges and especially in the peak season they are overbooked.
An easy downhill hiking today to touch around the Annapurna trek. Follow the trail Marshyangdi River downstream, passing through the scattered villages and crossing the iron bridge , we reach at Dharapani village. Taking a regular local jeep (passenger collection basis), drive downhill to Besisahar.
After breakfast, At morning time, we drive back through the scenic countryside and during the route will stop for lunch in Malekhu highway. Drive another 4 hours to reach Kathmandu city. On arrival at Kathmandu, the guide will transfer to the hotel and rest or we drop you at the Kathmandu international airport for your further flight. Trip Finish.
How much does the Manaslu circuit trek cost?
Larke la pass – Manaslu circuit trek 14 days cost is USD 1,098 per person. The most amazing Manaslu circuit trek cost and time are depending upon the month and group size you are coming with. At this price, we offer you Tourist Standard accommodation in Thamel, Kathmandu and of course, the trip price will vary according to group size.
For the deluxe and luxury Tent style trekking tour plan, 3-star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) with attached bathroom while on trekking on possible places, so let us know the new quote. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discounts and attractive complimentary.
Restricted area of Manaslu circuit trek cost includes:
- Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicles.
- 2 nights in Twin sharing basis Tourist standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with Breakfast plan
- Meals on full board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day during the trek
- Fully escorted trek with an English speaking license holder local guide and each 2 guest 1 Porter basis.
- Guest house basis accommodation while you are on trekking days
- Around Manaslu special trekking – manaslu trek 7 days permits USD 100 per person
- Annapurna Conservation Area permits and Manaslu conservation permits and their fees.
- Overland Bus transfer from Balaju Bus Park in Kathmandu to Soti Khola passing Arughat bazaar
- Local jeep transfer (passanger collection basis) from Jagat to Besisahar and Micro Bus to Kathmandu.
- All land transportation as per written on above itinerary.
- Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs.
- Insurance of guide and porters.
- Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
Around Manaslu trek cost excludes :
- Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
- Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu city.
- Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
- Kathmandu World heritage siteseeing transfer with a private vehicle and Guide.
- Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
- Personal nature expenses, any drinks, deserts and bar bills.
- Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
- Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
- Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
- Any other things which are not mentioned above
We can organize private trip about Manaslu circuit trekking starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.
Feb 20, 2021 – March 06, 2021
March 10, 2021 – March 24, 2021
March 20, 2021 – April 04, 2021
April 05, 2021 – April 19, 2021
April 10, 2021 – April 24, 2021
April 25, 2021 – May 09, 2021
May 05, 2021 – May 19, 2021
Sept 10, 2021 – Sept. 24, 2021
Sept 20, 2021 – Oct 04, 2021
Oct. 05, 2021 – Oct. 19, 2021
Oct. 25, 2021 – Nov. 09, 2021
Nov. 10, 2021 – Nov. 24, 2021
Nov. 20, 2021 – Dec. 04, 2021
Nov. 30, 2021 – Dec. 14, 2021
Dec. 10, 2021 – Dec. 24, 2021
Guaranteed – Trip is Guaranteed to run.
Available – Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled
Limited – Only few space available
Question: Is pick up service available on my arrival day in Kathmandu
Answer: Yes sure. Provide us your flight detail and request us for pickup. Our representative will come to pick you up at Kathmandu’s international airport, Nepal.
Question: Do I need the experience to do around Manaslu trek
Answer: It is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours in a day, with a lightweight daypack. For this trekking, if you have about a little experience would be better.
Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on around Manaslu cheap trek
Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu. Along the trekking routes, the rooms are simply basic with the cozy 2 beds with a nice mattress. However we recommend you take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent it while you are in Kathmandu. Common toilets are available and on a sharing basis. Heating is only available in the dining area.
Question: What kind of food can I expect on this trek
Answer: All lodges in Manaslu circuit trekking, they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season).
The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to the next place where you hikes.
Question: What opportunities will I have for a shower along circuit Manaslu lodge trek
Answer: All the lodges they have a shower which you can get it somewhere paying and somewhere without paying.
Question: How much does the Manaslu circuit trek permit cost?
Answer: Around Manaslu trek is a restricted region in Nepal. So, you will need a special restricted area permit cost USD 100 per person per week. As the place is under the controlled region in Nepal, each and every trekker go through a registered trek agency. If you have booked your Manaslu circuit trek as a full board package or partial-service trekking tour, you will have no worries about permits and other legal formalities. Two trekkers are compulsory for the trek. The trekking agency does care for everything.
Question: How cold Manaslu hiking in December?
Answer: Roughly a trek around Manaslu during December is a quiet adventure as the temperature can get as low as -8.8 degrees C in Samdo village. If you trek higher up, the temperature gets as low as -16 degrees in Larkya La pass which is almost white mountains. So check the latest Manaslu weather forecast and you should pack all the necessary gear. Book experience mountain trek guide if you want to make your December trek to Manaslu a successful ascend.
Question: How do I get drinking water on a lodge basis Manaslu circuit trek?
Answer: You can buy bottled mineral water to drink but we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these.
Question: Is tipping vital for porters and guide?
Your watchmen are a central motivation behind why you got an opportunity to feel something not many can have. Aside from managing and conveying your necessities and being aware of your wellbeing, they need to see you joyfully succeeded more than anybody like family and help you effectively complete the trek securely. Along these lines, your tips reflect appreciation towards them. Along these lines, tipping is a prescribed culture for watchmen and control in Nepal as a motion of gratefulness.
Question: Would I be able to purchase for base camp Manaslu trekking gears in Nepal?.
Gokyo Treks and Expedition organization will acquaint with many shops auctioning knock-off gear in Kathmandu. You can likewise trade those gears at the knock-off spots however be certain you keep the receipt securely. In addition, you can lease the required gear on the off chance that you would prefer not to get them.
Question: Can I use credit cards in short Manaslu circuit trek?.
Answer: No! So, far for the trek, you need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards work only in the bigger city areas.
Question: When should I book my trip and what are the payment terms?
Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer 15% advance deposit of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Nepal.
Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?.
Answer: On lodge trek, there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair in case. Remember to bring your adapters!
Question: Is there any communication facilities on express around Manaslu tent trek?.
Answer: Sometimes, you can get telephone services. we recommend you to buy a local NTC sim card.
Question: Who will carry my luggage around Manaslu trek?.
Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, each of our porters carry a maximum of 25 kilos of your backpack which means 2 guests (12.5 kg luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis.
Question: How much distance do I walk each day?.
Answer: When walking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to a gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.
Question: Is it possible to hire a local guide for Manaslu? how to hire a Manaslu trek guide?.
Answer: Yes of course. If you are not happy to go with the complete full board package trip, still you can hire our expert guide to make your holiday tour safer. However, visit a guide and porter hire or email us for your detail travel inquiry.
Question: Do I need walking polls for manaslu round treks?
Answer: Walking pools are recommended but not compulsory.
Question: Is internet access accessible in Manaslu Circuit trek?.
Yes. Beter to purchase a sky SIM CARD before your departure from Kathmandu. You can utilize 3G Internet nearly up to Sama gompa. Furthermore, most guesthouses offer Wi-Fi, for a little charge.
Question: How much additional money do I need per day?.
Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee, and some drinks while you are on trek.
Nepal Manaslu circuit trek highlights
- Manaslu 8163m trek offers picturesque villages, turbulent river gorges with nice waterfalls.
- Manaslu has a extraordinary ethnic blend of Tibetan and Nepali people, and their everyday life.
- Tibetan culture of Nuri people, Diversified unspoiled Eco systems.
- Fabulous views of Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Himchuli, Mt. Ganesh and others, Larkya La pass (5,153m).
The magic Manaslu circuit trek notice!
The information stated above is just a guide and standard template that we provide you. However, the trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Local politics, landslides, cancellation of local flights, weather, transport or a multitude of other factors that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary during on trip.
It is, however, very incredible that the itinerary would be extensively altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide the best alternative option, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.
“What makes Manaslu circuit trek special?”
Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet. You just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks Nepal agency trust in quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained and licensed local guides who know the destination much better than others. Moreover, we give benefits to the local communities and helps to conserve natural resources which reduced costs and consumption.
Manaslu circuit – Larke pass trek
We (a group of 3) recently completed a two week Manaslu circuit trek with Gokyo Treks and Expeditions. Our trek was absolutely wonderful!
Ammar helped us to plan the trip and was informative and easy to communicate with both in the lead-up and once we had arrived in Nepal. Everything was taken care of which meant we could really enjoy the journey rather than spending time on logistics. There was also flexibility in our itinerary which we really appreciated.
Our guide Bhupal was excellent as was our kind and helpful porter Bikash. We never felt rushed and learned a lot about the country, environment, and culture from both our guide and porter.
Bhupal was knowledgeable about the area, professional, reassuring and had a good sense of humor! He always had useful tips and advice and it was clear that he had our best interests in mind. Bhupal was a great company from start to finish- we were sad to say goodbye at the end of the trek!
The Manaslu circuit itself is beautiful with a diverse range of scenery. We’d highly recommend this company if you’re considering trekking in Nepal. – Anna Rathe, New Zealand.
The best Manaslu Circuit Trek with Gokyo Treks Nepal Agency
We were in Nepal for the first time. We decided to have a tour around one of the highest mountains in the world. The organization of that agency was perfect, Rajesh, the guide that have the tour with us, was very careful about what we need and about what we wanted to do: during the journey, we decided to go to the Manaslu High Camp also, despite the fact that it was not included in the program, but it was not a problem to change the itinerary; it was one of the most amazing experiences in our life. There was a porter with us also, Krishna: altogether we walked for more than 100 km in the heart of Himalaya in a not entirely know trek, across rain forests, Nepalese villages with unbelievable views and the Larkya La. We suggest it !!! And Tibetan bread also;) – Luca Dutta and Rocio Irene, Italy.
MANASLU TREK WITH OUR FAVOURITE GUIDE: BHARAT DHAKAL
We did the Manaslu circuit with Tsum Valley included in September. Our guide, Bharat, always helpful and aware of our needs, knows the whole area and customs of its people. We have enjoyed this hard but beautiful hike through wonderful landscapes, following the course of Budhi Gandaki to the Larke Pass, a mountain pass at 5160 meters high. – Ildefonso Luna, Spain.
Price: USD 1,098 Per Person
- Duration of trek: 14 Days
- Altitude: 5,215 meters
- Walk Hour: 6 Hours
- Group-Size: 2-10 People
- Best Time: Oct – May
- Trip Mode: Guest House
- Foods: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Transport: Jeep / Bus
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