Manaslu Circuit Trek

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Manaslu trek

Manaslu Trip Summary

    1. Manaslu Trek Periods: 13 Days
    2. Manaslu Circuit Trek Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
    3. Larkya La High Altitude: 5,106m / 16,752 feet
    4. Daily Walk Hour: 6 Hours
    5. Hiking Group-Size: 1 – 15 People
    6. Best time for Manaslu Trek: April, May, October, and November
    7. Trip Mode: Guest House
    8. Foods: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    9. Transport: Jeep / Bus

Overview

The Manaslu circuit trek or Manaslu larke pass trekking tour lies 100 Kilometers northwest of Kathmandu in the lap of Manaslu Himal. Mount Manaslu is the eighth highest mountain in the world and is located in the Mansiri Himal, in the west-central part of Nepal.

The Manaslu Base camp with larke pass trek became reachable after the trial opened for foreign nationals in 1991 AD. The Manaslu trek is a part of the Great Himalayan Trail (GHT) section and very popular in the last couple of years. It was even more popular, especially after the Earthquake disaster in 2015 when almost all local houses en route collapsed.

Majestic and mystical adventure around the Manaslu trek offer an opportunity to explore the beautiful mountains of the Nepalese Himalayas. Himal Chuli (7,893m), Annapurna range, Shringi (7,187m) Ngadi Chuli (7,871m), and Ganesh Himal are prime sights of the entire journey. And those Manaslu Himalayan ranges are a source of the Budi Gandaki River, dell, and gorges.

Hike to Manaslu is still lonely and culturally lovely, many travelers are saying that the trek route is off the beaten path. The guest houses are growing with modern amenities and prepare normal meals for tourists. Hiking above the low village stays a beautiful monastery where travelers can hike for meditation for a while.

Furthermore, along with the journey Lho, Sama Gaun, and Samdo villages 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 the Manaslu base camp and 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 the Manaslu mountain journey.

Manaslu range view

Manaslu trek distance

Roughly about 2% of travelers who visit Nepal, hike around Manaslu. Even in high season, you will not see many travelers en route. Basically, Manaslu Circuit Trek begins from Arughat Bazaar in the Gorkha district but now people can drive further to Soti Khola and Macha Khola. Likewise, Besisahar is a finish point of the Manaslu hike and is the foothill of Lamjung Himal. Besisahar is a gateway to explore the popular Annapurna trekking and Tilicho pass. The total length – of the Manaslu trek distance is 177 kilometers roughly can cover in two weeks.

Ethnic groups, culture and tradition

faces in Nepal

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 sector where the Bhutias (also called Bhotias), closed to Sherpas are in the vicinity of Tibet. They have flat-roofed houses, 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 and further. Traveling as backpacking can choose a local bus ride from Kathmandu which takes roughly 8/9 hours. The Bus ride is an adventure but offers great scenery making your journey splendid.

Make a concrete plan for 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.

cultivation Manaslu region

Those who travel with an overland drive with a private jeep transfer from Kathmandu to Soti Khola are possible to drive in 7 hours. A small group of tourists can also take a shared jeep service from Kathmandu to Sotikhola or to Macha Khola.

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

Before you plan to explore around manaslu circuit, kindly take a look manaslu trekking map in google as given here. So you will get all the travel plan, daily itinerray as giben link here. manaslu trekking map

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 its smooth ascending. The physical condition of the trekker should be fit to face Manaslu Circuit Trek’s difficulty. It is a popular hiking route of Manaslu Trek 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 make your trip safe and indelible. Nepal Manaslu trek without a guide is not possible because the Government of Nepal is protected the Nubri valley section for flora and fauna.

Manaslu trek difficulty

Samagaon is an interesting place for a 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 for your Manaslu holiday by reading the 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.

How much is the Manaslu Trek Package Cost/Price?

The cost of the Manaslu trek package with a Gokyo Treks Agency (guides owned local company) ranges between US$ 825 to US$ 1245. Despite that, the Manaslu circuit trek cost is totally depending upon the group size and the months you visit.

The agency also deals a low season discounts for group travellers. For example, if you could bring 10+ travelers (besides you) to your trip, you are treated as a group leader. So you can hike the Manaslu circuit for free.

However, we often arrange private trips in order to avoid group tours with strangers. A private tour gives you a better experience on your hikes. If you value personalization, flexibility, and in-depth experiences, a private trip customized to your personal needs will be the best option.

Visit Manaslu in March/April/May will have the cheaper tour cost because of the Manaslu trek permits price. Additionally, if you make a plan to Manaslu circuit visit in September/October/November, then Manaslu royalty is a little bit expensive but the weather stays perfect with a blue sky and the sun shining. Trek at Manaslu as given here is the standard trip package price for 2 weeks trek. If you are 2 Visitor hiking the Manaslu trek costs US$ 1090 for 13 days trek according to the given trekking plan. We can modify the trek route and the prices according to your wish. Here is the price list for Manaslu treks.

Price Per Person for 13 days hikes in the Manaslu teritory.

Number of TouristPrice Per Person
1 PersonUS$ 1245
2 PersonUS$ 1090
3 PersonUS$ 1090
4 to 6 personUS$ 950
7 to 9 PersonUS$ 875
10 and more than 10 PersonUS$ 825

If you’re wondering to know about what is included and what is excluded on this trip price, kindly check on cost given on a tab button.

Itinerary

Manaslu circuit trek itinerary details

Our Manaslu circuit trek budget is classical about 13 nights 14 days itinerary compared to most walks in the Manaslu region. The particular Manaslu trek route is created 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 is a more appropriate choice.

1 Day Landing in Kathmandu valley

Landing and upon arrival in Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu, we will welcome you with private vehicle and transfer to your hotel. Accommodation in Thamel downtown will serve with a breakfast plan. In the afternoon, arrangements of your Manaslu hiking permits. Our representative will brief you on circuit Manaslu Hike package programs information in order to make your Manaslu journey better.

2 DayOverland drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola (730m/2,395 feet), 8/9 hours

Gokyo Agency trek staff will come to your Hotel early in the morning to pick you up. Taking a private taxi, we drive to Dhading Buspark at Macha Pokhari (Balaju) next to Gongabhu Bus Station, Kathmandu. Check the scheduled route bus to Soti Khola for trekking Manaslu departure. During the drive, the Manaslu trekking guide and porters will drive together with guests. Tourists will pass across the majestic valley and hills, hydroelectricity power station, rivers, and tiny hamlets following the Budhi Gandaki River to Soti Khola. There are not many things to do in Soti Khola as the area is located on farmlands, shops, and guest houses. Likewise, Kathmandu to Soti Khola distance is 141.3 kilometers (87.7 miles) and it takes 8 to 9 hours to drive except during monsoon.

3 DayMachha Khola trek (930m/3,051 feet), 4 hours.

machha khola trekThe nature walk descends slowly until you climb again to mountain ridge to Almara. Pass the forest trail to cuts into another side of the river to join Budhi Gandaki. At Labubesi, the walking trail follows down to the sandy river bed of Budhi Gandaki, an easy trail to get Macha Khola.

4 DayJagat village hiking (1,410m/4,626 feet), 5/6 hours.

jagat village hikeAfter 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 they check your trekking permit.

5 DayTrek to Dyang (1,800m/5,906 feet), 6/7 hours.

ngayak phedi 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. Stay overnight at Dyang village at a guest house.

6 Day Namrung village hiking (2,660m/8,727 feet), 7/8 hours.

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. Cross Budhi Gandaki river and follow the path lined with houses that are interspersed with cultivated fields. At Namrung, the Tibetan culture begins with Mani stones and chortens all around.

manaslu river
7 DaySyala Gaon hikes (3,200m/10,464 feet), 6/7 hours.

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 magic Manaslu mountain (8,150 m) view are just visible from here. Lho Gaon is a small settlement that stays with normal lodges but we continue our journey to Syala Gaon. Hike further passing with the stone gate and stone long Mani wall of the village after Lho with a full view of Peak 29 ahead. Tonight, we stay overnight at a guest house.

Manaslu circuit trek
8 DaySamagaun trek (3,520m/11,545 feet), 6 hours.

manaslu monasteryAt Syala village, you can enjoy the picturesque landscape and panoramic views of Mount Manaslu (8,156 m). Tourists can make a side excursion to Punggen Glacier from here to get a very close-up view of Mount Manaslu. In the morning time, a hike to Punggen gompa offers unbelievable views of the entire Himchuli Mountain, Ngadi chuli, and the Manaslu itself. Interested hikers can extend their trip by hiking a tent from Shyala to Punggen Gompa to stay outdoor for a night in a wilderness area. It is worth hiking there. Day trek to Pungyen Gompa is beautiful tranquil with a short ascending up on alpine topography. And continue to follow a small division route from near to suspension back to Syala Gaon for lunch. Pick your trekking gears and continue your journey to Samagon to stay overnight. Samagaon is the primary settlement of the Nubri people offers several shops, gompas, health post, heliport, telephone, and WiFi access.

9 DayManaslu Base Camp Hike or Samdo trekking (3,690m/12,107 feet), 3 hours

samdo treksWe spend a couple of hours to visit Birendra Lake in order to acclimatize even though there are many things to do on Manaslu foothills. We have nearly half day time to cover side trips and to acclimatize hiking buddy.

Likewise, during your staying in Samagaun, you can hike the Manaslu Base Camp for the optional hikes for fit trekkers. Hike the Manaslu base camp is a full day trip of about ten hours up and down from the guest houses at Samagaon.

Birendra lake day tour

Although, the Manaslu base camp hiking trail is a thin steep ascent to a slope and to a moraine the view of the Himalayan glacier, turquoise lake, and the mountains from all angles is just glorious.

The highest elevation of Manaslu base camp is about 4,870 meters, the best place to get a great glimpse of the outstanding view. Manaslu Base Camp trek from Samagaon takes roughly 5 hours one way because the distance from Samagaun to Manaslu Base Camp is 5.1 kilometers roughly. Interested hikers can travel talk with your guide to make it happen.

samagaon lodge trek

All the travel buddy have to prepare their trekking gears and ready for a local excursions to visit Birendra lake. Continue to climb a terraced hill on the opposite bank of Budhi Gandaki River from here toward a most remote permanent settlement to Samdo. Samdo is a tiny settlement with 200 people in forty local houses. Samagaon to Samdo trek distance is 16.4 km (10.17 miles) and takes about 3 hours.

Samdo hiking
10 DaySamdo Ridge hiking and trek to Dharmasala (4,470m/14,666 feet), 4/5 hours.

samdo trek About 200 meters hike to Samdo ridge in the morning just for better acclimatize. And we walk with the crew and cross the wooden bridge and begin walking upward, crossing two streams while witnessing the Larkya Glacier. You’ll head the Salka Khola valley and climb up again to Dharamsala, also known as Larke Phedi. Along the Larke la route, you’ll see many traditional monasteries. Likewise, the distance from Samdo to Larkya Bazar is 1.2 kilo meters. Tourist can hike at Tibet boarder taking 1 more extra day in Samdo because the journey to boarder takes 9 hours roughly.

Dharmasala manaslu trek route itinerray
11 DayLarkya La Cross (5,106m/16,752 feet) and trek Bimthang (3,720 m), 7/8 hours.

way to larkya la passA challenging hike goes further Cho Chanda and then slowly head steeply uphill towards the snowed-up Larke la pass 5,106 meters above sea. The hilltop Larkya 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).

larke pass trek

The Manaslu 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 trekker should hikes from Samdo to Bimthang in a single day 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. Likewise, the distance from Larkya Phedi to Bimthang is 15.1 kilometers (9.4 miles) takes around 7 hours.

Bimthang lodges
12 DayTilje village trek (2,300m/7,546 feet), 8 hours.

view from Bimthang The route gets easier walking through Rhododendrons forest and local Tilje Gurung 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 settlement 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. The distance from Bimthang to Tilje is 26 kilometers (16.12 miles) and takes about eight hours.

way to surki
13 DayDharapani trek (1,860m/6,103 feet), 1 hour. Drive out to Besisahar, 5 hours.

flowersAn 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.

14 DayDrive out to Kathmandu city, 7 hours

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 you to the hotel and rest or we drop you at the Kathmandu international airport for your further flight. Trip Finish.

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Cost

How much does the Manaslu circuit trek cost?

Larke la pass 13 nights 14 days Manaslu circuit trek price US$ 1090 per person is a standard trekking plan. Trek around the Manaslu Larke la pass is the cheapest trip that we offer every year.

For the deluxe and luxury Tent style trekking tour plan, we add 3 to 5-star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu with a breakfast plan. Likewise, clean lodge with attached toilet/bathroom on possible places en route. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZING 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 package price includes:

  • Kathmandu international airport transfer with a private car/van.
  • 2 nights in Twin sharing basis Tourist standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • 13 Breakfast, 13 Lunch and 13 Dinner for around the Manaslu trek routes.
  • Guest house basis accommodation in Manaslu round trekking days.
  • Fully escorted trek with an English speaking license holder local guide and each 2 guest 1 Porter basis.
  • Around Manaslu special trekking – manaslu trek 7 days permits cost USD 100 per person
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permits and Manaslu conservation permits fees.
  • Overland Bus (passanger collection basis) 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.
  • Seasonal fruits like apple and pomograntes as a deserts for manaslu base camp trekking.
  • Insurance, Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs.
  • Updated Manaslu base camp trek map 1 piece for each guest.
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.

Around Manaslu trekking package price excludes:-

  • Nepal entry visa fee 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.
  • Tourist personal trekking equipments .
  • Personal nature expenses, all types of drinks, deserts and bar bills.
  • Travel Insurance which covers emergency rescue, evacuation, personal loss or damage.
  • 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

Group join

We can organize a Manaslu circuit private trekking starts at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.

Departure Date Availbility Price Book
10 May, 2022 – 23 May, 2022Avaiable1090
20 May, 2022 – 03 Jun, 2022Avaiable1090
10 Sept, 2022 – 23 Sept, 2022Avaiable1090
20 Sept, 2022 – 03 Oct, 2022Avaiable1090
05 Oct, 2022 – 18 Oct, 2022Avaiable1090
10 Oct, 2022 – 23 Oct, 2022Avaiable1090
20 Oct, 2022 – 03 Nov, 2022Avaiable1090
25 Oct, 2022 – 07 Nov, 2022Avaiable1090
05 Nov, 2022 – 18 Nov, 2022Avaiable1090
10 Feb, 2023 – 23 Feb, 2023Avaiable1090
10 Mar, 2023 – 23 Mar, 2023Avaiable1090
20 Mar, 2023 – 03 Apr, 2023Avaiable1090
25 Mar, 2023 – 07 Apr, 2023Avaiable1090
05 Apr, 2023 – 18 Apr, 2023Avaiable1090
10 Apr, 2023 – 23 Apr, 2023Avaiable1090
20 Apr, 2023 – 04 May, 2023Avaiable1090
25 Apr, 2023 – 08 May, 2023Avaiable1090

Guaranteed – Trip is Guaranteed to run.

Available – Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled

Limited – Only few space available

FAQ

Question: Do I need the experience to hike around Manaslu classical trek?

Answer: Hike around the Manaslu classical route is not a clellenging. It is also a cheapest restricted area trekking in Nepal. Every tourist should walk around 5 hours daily with a lightweight daypack. If you have some kind of hiking experience or outdoor backpacking, it helps you a lot to complete your trip on time.

Question: Is pick up service available on my arrival day in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes sure. Provide us with your flight detail and request us for pickup. Our representative will come to pick you up at Kathmandu’s international airport, Nepal.

Question: Can I store my luggage/stuff in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes, you can leave your luggage at your hotel or at our office. Store your stuff in the Gokyo Treks agency office is for free.

Question: Is Manaslu trekking area Safe for the Female Trekkers?

Answer: Absolutely. Nepal is a safe country to travel to for women travelers; this trek is perfectly safe for women/female trekkers. We have been organizing the trek even for female travelers since its establishment.

Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect around the Manaslu trek?

Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu. Along the trekking routes, the rooms are simply basic with 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 them 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 the Manaslu climb?

Answer: All lodges in Manaslu circuit trekking routes, have attached restaurants. They cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, rice, bread, soups, and vegetables.

Likewise, 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 hike.

Question: What opportunities will I have for a shower along circuit Manaslu lodge trek?

Answer: Most of the Manaslu guest houses offer warm hot showers on pay.

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 that 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 a trek around the Manaslu 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 but the trekking agency does care for everything.

Question: How cold is 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 an 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. Therefore, we advise you to buy aqua tablets to purify the normal water. The normal water is available on local taps, streams, and rocks en route.

Question: Is tipping must for porters and guide?

Answer: Your hiking team is 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 succeed 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?.

Answer: 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 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 adjust 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: Are there any communication facilities on express around Manaslu tent trek?.

Answer: Sometimes, you can get telephone services. we recommend you buy a local NTC sim card.

Question: Who will carry my luggage around the Manaslu trek?.

Answer: We do provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, each of our porters carry a maximum of 24 kilos of your backpack which means 2 guests (12 kg luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis.

Question: How much distance do I walk each day?.

Answer: The distance you walk every day can vary greatly due to gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to say specific distances on each day, however, you need to prepare to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.

Question: Is it possible to hire a trekking guide for the Manaslu round trek? how to hire a Manaslu trek guide?.

Answer: Yes of course you can hire a Manaslu circuit trek guide and required porters with Gokyo trek company. If you are not happy to book the complete full board package trip, still you can hire our expert guide to make your holiday tour safer. We can also help with documentation to obtain the necessary permits if you wish. However, visit a guide and porter hire or email us for your details travel inquiry.

Question: Do I need walking poles for Manaslu round treks?

Answer: It is better to hike with outdoor walking poles. Learn how to use light trekking poles for balance and stability, whether on the sidewalk or on trails. Walking poles can help prevent slips and falls. They are just recommended but not compulsory.

Question: Is internet access accessible in around Manaslu 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 your trek.

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Epic experience with Gokyo on the Manaslu circuit trek

100% 5 star based on – 321 Based on TripAdvisor Reviews

Trekking with Gokyo Treks & Expedition agency was a great experience from conceptualizing and customizing our Manaslu circuit trek with Ammar (kind, professional, and helpful) to trekking with Rajesh (not only a great guide but also a great friend!). 100% would recommend Gokyo agency and will be trekking with them in the future. – Christopher Fitzgibbon, Toronto City, Ontario, Canada

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Manaslu circuit – Larke pass trek

100% 5 star based on – 249 Based on TripAdvisor Reviews

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 excursion rather than spending time on logistics. There was also flexibility in our hiking 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 advice 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.

Manaslu circuit trekking review

The best Manaslu Circuit Trek with Gokyo Treks Nepal Agency

100% 5 star based on – 210 Based on TripAdvisor Reviews

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 incredible views and the Larkya La. We suggest it !!! And Tibetan bread also;) – Luca Dutta and Rocio Irene, Italy.

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MANASLU TREK WITH OUR FAVOURITE GUIDE: BHARAT DHAKAL

100% 5 star based on – 219 Based on TripAdvisor Reviews

We did the Manaslu circuit with Tsum Valley included in September. Our guide, Bharat, always helpful and aware of our needs, knows the entire 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.

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Completed the trek around the Manaslu route with Rajesh as our guide. He was highly experienced and friendly guide made for an amazing experience. Ammar was a friendly and professional trek operator responded our all questions very quickly. His prices were also resonable. If we retrun for next trip to Himalayas, we definately use his service again – James Faul, Montréal, Québec, Canada

Nepal Manaslu circuit trek highlights

  • Mountain Manaslu 8163m trek offers picturesque villages, turbulent river gorges with nice waterfalls.
  • Manaslu has an extraordinary ethnic blend of Tibetan and Nepali people and their everyday life.
  • Tibetan culture of Nuri people, Diversified unspoiled Ecosystems.
  • Fabulous views of Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Himchuli, Mt. Ganesh and others, Larkya La pass (5,153m).

Top Recommended Side Trips in Manaslu Trek

To be honest to write you Manaslu circuit trek is not possible to complete within 13 nights 14 days trip as there are several side trips which are hidden on the main classical trek. Many trekkers capture the best shots of main spots and just follow the Larkya la but some of them want to explore the entire hidden side trips. Journey at Manaslu takes you to the enchanting monasteries, best mountain views, winsome lakes at the high altitudes, and lonesome villages accommodating hospitable people. Thus, here are some key things to know before going to the Manaslu Circuit Trek.

1. Manaslu Base Camp (4,850m/15,913 feet)

Hike the Manaslu base camp (MBC) is one of the most exciting but tough side trips that take almost seven hours hike to go up at 4,850-meter viewpoint and return to the guest at Sama Gaon. The trail encompasses forests, barren lands, and sharp climbs so brace yourself. At the top is a small chorten with a lot of prayer flags that marked Manaslu Base Camp awesome.

2. Serang Gompa (3,100m/10,171 feet)

Serang Gumba is a small paradise of Bhi village on the foot of Shringi Himal. It is one of the top things to see, as the valley surrounding Serang (Kyimolung trail) is considered to be one of the four beyuls hidden among the Himalayas of Asia as identified by Guru Padmasambhava. It is believed that the Guru Padmasambhava had meditated in this place in ancient times. The Shringi Himal behind the gumba is an attractive mountain with great religious significance.

3. Kalmachum / The Black Lake (3,800m/12,468 feet)

Kalmachum (Kal Tal) or the black lake is another top side trip a day’s hike from Prok village. Hike to get Kal Tal is completely under the Pine and fir trees with many langurs. En route, you arrive at Pari Gompa where monks work during the day in their field and come to sleep here at night. The journey offers a great landscape and a beautiful entire valley.

4. Hinang Gomba (3,100m) and Himalchuli Base Camp (4,020m/13,190 feet.)

Lihi village is a gateway to explore Hinang Khola takes you to the large Hinang Gompa. The monks there are welcoming and it is possible to sleep in the Gompa. Continue the journey to the place to get a better Himal Chuli range. The mountain views are spectacular, and you can visit the highly recommended Hinang glacier.

5. Phunggen Gompa (4050m/ feet.)

The journey at Punggen gompa is another top side trip on your journey possible to discover after Syala Village. The Gompa is located at the end of a vast grassy plateau surrounded by dramatic mountain scenery. This is one of the best places to get the top sights of Mount Manaslu and its surroundings, but again – the effort is worth it only on a clear day. The Gompa includes a small prayer hall and some monk dormitories built into the mountain.

6. Birendra Lake (3,620m/11,877 feet)

Birendra Lake is a melted glacier lake situated in Manaslu foothills. It is one of the easiest side trips possible to reach in forty-five minutes of a hike from Samagaon Lodges. As you walk straight past the gompa and you will come to an open field where dzopkyos and yaks are grazing.

7. Rui La, Nepal – Tibet border (4,998m/16,398 feet)

Rui La is a high pass of Manaslu a border between Nepal and Tibet. The Rui La pass is a “classic” “U” shaped mountain pass. Prayer flags mark the pass and a border stone marks the border between Nepal and “Dzong Who” – China. Many Tibetans who migrated to Budhi Gandaki valley migrated from Tibet when there was a war. The Rui la is the leading trade route to Tibet that goes over the 4,998 meters north of Samdo village in 4/5 hours of each direction. The nearest Tibetan village is only a day walk through this route, and a motorable road on the Tibetan side is two days walk.

The magic Manaslu circuit trek notice!

The information stated above is just a guide and standard template that we provide you. However, the Manaslu round trip is possible to modify at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. As Manaslu is a restricted area or a controlled area, solo trekkers are not allowed. If you are a solo trekker, need to make permits on a group join basis because to get Manaslu special permits, we need a minimum of 2 trekkers with the same trek itinerary at the same time.

Despite that, as soon as you have all the special trekking permits, you can hike solo trips by hiring a guide or within a group package trek. Traveling within a group can share your trekking package prices which means you travel cheap.

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 the 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. When 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 the planet Earth. You just need to know where to find them. Gokyo Treks Nepal agency trusts in quality service and our guide is familiar with the high altitude mountain sickness. As a pioneer trekking agency in Nepal, our prime goal is your safety first and success.

We are a team of professional, experienced, and licensed local guides who also know the destination better than others. Moreover, we give benefits to the local communities and help to conserve natural resources which reduced costs and consumption.

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