Manaslu Circuit Trek
Total Duration: 15 days
Trek type: Teahouse trek
Max Elevation: 5213m
Grade: moderate to difficult.
Manaslu Circuit trek one of the most exciting and adventurous trekking trail located at the Mansiri Himalayan range of Lamjung district. This circuit trek of Manaslu (8163m) passing over the Larke Pass is gaining more and more popular as a new trekking destination. This fascinating trek takes you to the height of Himalayas to let you view some of the most amazing views of nature.
Manaslu circuit trekking starts from Arughat Bazaar and ends at Besisahar passing through some of the beautiful villages following rivers and streams. This Manaslu trek is also known as a virgin trek because of its unexploited natural beauties.
Manaslu circuit trek offers you with spectacular views of world 8th highest peak Manaslu (8163) and many higher peak of Nepal. The trek takes you to different religious villages and offers you to know the authentic Hindu and Tibetan style villages. Following the trail this trek passes through the Larke pass (5160m), highest access of the trek.
Manaslu circuit trek is a combo of the adventurous trekking trail and cultural visit to some of the old and religious places beneath the high Himalayas. A classic trek offering with fascinating Mountain View, natural beauties, distinct green land and wilderness. Also let you a chance to explore the untouched and adventurous trail of the high Himalayas of Nepal.
The itinerary below is one of the many possibilities, the trek can be longer or shorter, depending on the length of your walking days. There are basic guesthouses all along the trail, so you can choose if you want to camp or stay at the teahouses/guesthouses.
Trekking Group Size
Trekking Group is termed for the group of people with every individuals who go for a trip. A minimum of 2 people and maximum number of 12 is highly recommended as the size of the group. This planning ensures complete safety of the trekkers and convenience as well. However, with conditions applied, the group size can be customized as per the request of our clients.
[Note: Crew members are not counted within the trekking group size. This exclusive group of crews include one leader, assistant leaders and porters. One assistant leader for every 4 trekkers and one porter for every 2 trekkers]
Meals and Accommodation
During your stay in Kathmandu city, at the initial and the final stages of the trip, you will be residing at a 4 star hotel. The meal facilities in our Cost Includessection takes account of only breakfast facilities at this particular hotel. During the trek, breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served including varieties of snacks, cold drinks, and hot chocolate especially during the mountain part.
As mentioned above, accommodation will be facilitated at a 4 star hotel in Kathmandu. Whereas, during the trek, you will be staying at standard teahouses, lodges and camps, on twin sharing basis, that is determined by the viability of accommodation facilities at overnight stops.
As a general idea, health condition in a good state is highly recommended for any kind of tour. As, Manaslu Circuit Trek is categorized under Moderate to Strenuous Level, one should have the ability to walk for at least 5 – 6 hours a day, and 8 – 9 hours in some of the days. The highest altitude that we climb in this particular trek is 5,213m/17,103ft. Trekking in higher altitudes requires more physical effort. If you have any kind of medical condition, we urge you to receive a counsel from medical experts and formally inform us before applying for this trip.
Previous trekking experience is further admired. Even if you do not possess any, our crew members will always be there to guide for your safety concerns. We believe that you are strengthened with a positive attitude and a strong determination towards this trip.
Taking every aspects in consideration, we have come up with a squad of perfectly skilled crew members who have been recruited especially for their respective fields. You will be guided by fluently English speaking professional experts and team leaders who have gone through all possible circumstances that might occur ruining your trekking experience. Boosted with knowledge of ecology, geography, wild lives, flora and fauna, culture and history, you will be directed with maximum possible efficiency.
We wish you a happy, convenient and safe journey!
The Best Season to go for Manaslu Circuit Trek is between October and May. This particular timespan provides you an efficient trekking experience with provisions of remarkable views of the environment around.
This part is analytically the most important of all. It is a must to gain knowledge about equipment required for a well-planned trekking tour. These gears not only adds convenience to your trip but, also, is totally responsible for its completion. We have formulated a clean list of equipment required for trekking in Nepal.
We, personally, do not sell any kind of insurances to our clients. We are, however, concerned about your safety as much as you do. Therefore, we advise you to plan a travel insurance policy before going for any of our trips. Unfortunate events such as sickness, medical issues, injuries or any kinds of accidents are possible measures that can ruin your trip or can even add threats to your life.
We can suggest some of the reputed insurance companies that can come in handy to you. You better be careful while you choose a company and select insurance plans that includes emergency air ambulance rescue service, medical expenses and compensation for trip cancellation, as we do not provide any kind of refunds. Please, formally, provide us a copy of your insurance plans before going for the trip.
[Note: We won’t be liable for any kind of the mentioned life-threatening accidents under any circumstances]
Permits and Fees
Peak season: [Sep, Oct, Nov] – US $ 70 for the first week and US$ 10 per day thereafter
Other times: US$ 50 for the first week and US$ 7 per day thereafter
The permit fee goes to the Ministry of Immigration. Additionally, you must have both the MCAP and ACAP permits which are contributions to the Nepal Trust for Nature Conservation which manage both of these areas. If you are only visiting Tsum, and not crossing the Larkya La, then you’ll not need the ACAP permit.
Manaslu Conservation Area Project Permit: Rs. 2000 [~US$ 27]
Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit: Rs. 2000
Manaslu Circuit Trekking Itinerary
Day 1:Arrival in Kathmandu [1,300m/4,264 ft]
Day 2:Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
Day 3:Drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola [710m/2328 ft] 8 - 9 hours
Day 4:Soti Khola - Maccha Khola [900m/2952 ft]: 6 - 7 hours
Day 5:Maccha Khola -Jagat [1410m/ 4625 ft]: 6 - 7 hrs
Day 6:Jagat - Deng [1,804m/5917 ft]: 6 - 7 hrs
Day 7:Deng - Namrung [2630m/8626ft]: 6 - 7 hrs
Day 8:Namrung – Samagaon [3530m/11,578 ft]: 6-7 hours
Day 9:Samagaon - Pungyen gompa - Samagaon: 6 - 7 hours exploration
Day 10:Samagaon - Samdo [3860m/12,660 ft]: 4 - 5 hours
Day 11:Rest Day in Samdo
Day 12:Samdo - Dharamsala/Larkya B. C. [4460m/14, 628 ft]: 4 - 5 hours
Day 13:Dharamsala - Larkya la [5160m/16, 924 ft] - Bimthang [3720m/12, 201 ft]: 8 - 9 hours
Day 14:Bimthang - Tilije [2300m/7544ft]: 5 - 6 hours
Day 15:Tilije - Tal [1700m/5576 ft]: 5 - 6 hours(1700)
Day 16:Tal - Syange [1080m/3542 ft]: 6 - 7 hours
Day 17:Syange - Kathmandu: 8-9 hours
Trek Ends by Reaching Kathmandu
Day 18:Our representative will drop you to the International Airport (TIA) to assist you for your final departure to your destination or alternatively the next destination.
The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. Our trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements
- All airport/hotel transfers
- 3 night hotel in Kathmandu
- All accommodation and meals during the trek
- An experienced English-speaking trek leader and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (necessary porters) including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and lodging
- Sleeping bags and Duffel bags
- All necessary paper work and permits
- Manaslu special permits
- A comprehensive medical kit
- All government and local taxes
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu.
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu.
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc.)
- Tips for guides and porters
The dream is real
We did (3 people) a 3 weeks total autonomy trek in the Manaslu region. The organization was perfect. We reach the Larke Pass (~5100m) after 2 weeks. There is no words to explain the feelings I had, We appreciated and highly recommended to travel to Nepal with Hari and Life Dream Adventure pvt. Surely, they will organize your trip perfectly and safely from the beginning to the end. If we plan to visit Nepal again, surely will go with Hari of Life Dream Adventure Pvt. As they are the best.
Memorable trip to Manaslu circiut trek
I have just finished the Manaslu Larke pass trek. It was a great experience and we enjoyed great weather and mostly warm temperatures during the day. Sabin, our trekking guide from Life Dream Adventure, he cared for all details and was always very attentive. He has a sound experience as trekking guide and knows this trek and the good places to stay he know very well.
The Life Dream Adventure offers a very professional service and helped us to also after the trek with the organization of transfers and hotel bookings. Fist time we have done trek Upper Mustang and it's our second trip with (Mr. Hari Bhatta) Life Dream Adventure and we can highly recommend this trekking agency for how wants to travel in Nepal for trekking.