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Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu Circuit Trek

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Trip Duration:

15 Days

Maximum Altitude:

5140m

Difficulty Level:

Moderate / Adventure

Suitable Season:

Spring / Autumn

Accommodation:

Hotel / Teahouse/ Share bases

Start/Finish:

Kathmandu, Nepal

Location:

Nepal

Group Size:

10+

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Manaslu Circuit Trek Overview

The Manaslu Circuit Trek is a captivating journey that circumnavigates Mount Manaslu, the eighth highest peak in the world. This trek offers a less crowded alternative to the Annapurna Circuit, showcasing diverse landscapes ranging from lush green forests to high-altitude desert terrain. Along the trail, trekkers encounter traditional Tibetan villages, Buddhist monasteries, and breathtaking mountain vistas. The trek typically takes around 15 days, starting from Maccha Khola and concluding in Besisahar, allowing for gradual acclimatization and exploration of the region's natural and cultural treasures. Trekking the Manaslu Circuit is a rewarding experience for adventure enthusiasts seeking an authentic Himalayan adventure.

The Manaslu Circuit Trek is renowned for its pristine natural beauty and cultural richness. As you trek through the Manaslu Conservation Area, you'll encounter diverse flora and fauna, including rare wildlife like the elusive snow leopard and blue sheep. The highlight of the trek is crossing the Larkya La Pass at an elevation of 5,160 meters, offering panoramic views of the surrounding peaks. Along the way, interact with the hospitable locals of Gurung and Tibetan ethnic communities, immersing yourself in their unique traditions and lifestyle. This trek provides a perfect blend of adventure and cultural discovery in the remote Himalayan wilderness.

Welcome to Nepal with Sole Encounters Trekking Pvt. Ltd.

Discover the enchanting beauty of Nepal with Sole Encounters Trekking Pvt. Ltd., your trusted partner in adventure. We pride ourselves on providing the best trips, accompanied by experienced guides and porters dedicated to ensuring an unforgettable trekking experience.

By choosing us, you not only immerse yourself in Nepal's stunning landscapes but also support local communities, contributing to their health and education. Sole Encounters Trekking Pvt Ltd stands out for its authentic, experience-led journeys, offering you an unparalleled adventure crafted from our own passion and expertise.

Join us for a memorable trek and make a positive impact on Nepal's vibrant communities.

Trip Highlights of Manaslu Circuit Trek

Majestic Manaslu Range: Witness the awe-inspiring eighth highest peak in the world, Manaslu, and its stunning neighboring peaks throughout the trek.

  • Remote Trails: Experience tranquility on less-trodden, unspoiled trails, connecting with nature in a peaceful environment.
  • Cultural Diversity: Encounter diverse cultures in ethnic villages; meet Gurungs, Tamangs, and Tibetans, experiencing their unique customs.
  • Tsum Valley Exploration: Traverse the sacred Tsum Valley, known for ancient monasteries and a deep connection to Tibetan Buddhism.
  • Manaslu Conservation Area: Trek through a sanctuary for diverse flora and fauna, including snow leopards, Himalayan tahrs, and red pandas.
  • Larkya La Pass (5,160m): Conquer the challenging pass for breathtaking views of peaks, glaciers, and the dramatic Manaslu landscape.
  • Traditional Villages and Tea Houses: Stay in mountain villages, enjoy Nepali cuisine, and immerse in local hospitality at traditional teahouses.
  • Unique Buddhist Monasteries: Visit ancient monasteries like Ribung Gompa and Mu Gompa, gaining insights into spiritual practices.
  • Stunning Alpine Scenery: Trek through diverse landscapes, from lush forests to alpine meadows, enhancing the visual appeal.
  • Warm Hospitality: Experience genuine warmth and friendliness from locals, creating a memorable cultural connection.
  • Breathtaking Viewpoints: Take side trips to Pungen Gompa and Birendra Tal for stunning panoramas, offering photo opportunities.
  • Eco-Friendly Initiatives: Explore a region committed to eco-friendly tourism, emphasizing conservation and preserving the Himalayan environment.

Why Sole Encounters is Offering the Manaslu Circuit Trek

Sole Encounters Trekking Pvt Ltd offers the Manaslu Circuit Trek to provide trekkers with a unique and immersive experience in one of Nepal's most stunning and less-traveled regions. This trek is renowned for its breathtaking mountain scenery, diverse landscapes, and rich cultural heritage, offering an alternative to the more crowded trails of the Annapurna and Everest regions.

Key Reasons for Offering the Manaslu Circuit Trek:

  • Scenic Beauty: The Manaslu Circuit Trek features awe-inspiring views of Mt. Manaslu (8,163 meters/26,781 feet), the eighth highest peak in the world, along with a panorama of other majestic peaks.

  • Cultural Immersion: The trek passes through traditional villages where trekkers can experience the unique culture and lifestyle of the local people, including Tibetan-influenced communities.

  • Diverse Terrain: The route offers a variety of landscapes, from lush green forests and terraced fields to alpine meadows and glacial valleys, providing a dynamic trekking experience.

  • Less Crowded: Compared to more popular treks, the Manaslu Circuit is less crowded, allowing for a more peaceful and intimate connection with nature and local cultures.

  • Adventure and Challenge: The trek includes crossing the Larkya La Pass (5,106 meters/16,752 feet), offering a sense of adventure and accomplishment for trekkers seeking a challenging experience.

  • Sustainable Tourism: Sole Encounters is committed to promoting sustainable tourism by supporting local communities and minimizing environmental impact, ensuring that the beauty and culture of the Manaslu region are preserved for future generations.

By offering the Manaslu Circuit Trek, Sole Encounters Trekking Pvt Ltd aims to provide a memorable and enriching adventure that combines natural beauty, cultural insights, and personal achievement, catering to trekkers looking for a unique and fulfilling trekking experience in Nepal.

 

Manaslu Circuit Trek Itinerary Expand All Close All

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, the vibrant capital of Nepal, your Manaslu Circuit Trek begins. This initial day is dedicated to acclimatization and settling into your accommodation, allowing you to rest and adjust to the local time zone.

Depending on your arrival time, you may explore Kathmandu's cultural landmarks like Durbar Square or Swayambhunath Stupa. The day includes meeting your trekking guide and fellow travelers, participating in a briefing about the upcoming trek, and ensuring all necessary preparations are in place.

This includes a final check of trekking gear, obtaining permits, and addressing any questions. Day 1 serves as a transition, blending acclimatization with cultural exploration, setting the tone for the exciting Manaslu Circuit adventure ahead.

Food
Welcome Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

Preparing for the Trek

Use this day to explore Kathmandu or relax. Sole Encounters Trekking Pvt. Ltd. can arrange guided tours for an extra cost. In the evening, a final team meeting will address any questions, provide weather updates, and confirm trek details.

Sole Encounters will handle your Manaslu Restricted Area Permits with required documents like your passport and visa. For storage, ask your hotel for free options. Get ready for the next day's journey and new experiences!

Day 3 features a scenic 7-8 hour drive from Kathmandu to Machha Khola, at an elevation of 869 meters (2,851 feet). The 150-kilometer journey offers stunning views and cultural insights, setting the stage for your trekking adventure.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

Day 3 begins with a scenic 8 -9 hour drive from Kathmandu to Machha Khola, covering approximately 150 kilometers. Located at an elevation of 869 meters (2,851 feet), Machha Khola offers picturesque views and cultural insights. This destination serves as the starting point for the trekking adventure, providing initial encounters with the local way of life and setting the stage for the journey ahead.

Travel times may vary based on road conditions and traffic, so check with local authorities or travel agencies for the latest information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Food
Breakfast / Lunch/ Dinner
Accomodation
Teahouse
Elevation
870

On Day 4, our journey covers a walking distance that leads us along the river to Khorlabesi and the soothing Tatopani hot spring (930m). Following the eastern bank of the Budi Gandaki River, we pass through Doban, Thulo Dunga, and Yara Bagar (1370m). The trail involves crossing several suspension bridges and zigzagging across the river. The route takes us to the entrance gate of the Manaslu Conservation Area and the village of Jagat (1410m), characterized by a unique flagstone village square where permits are checked by authorities.

Jagat offers a distinctive atmosphere with its charming teahouses, and Sole Encounters Trekking ensures the route's feasibility, occasionally suggesting alternative paths. For added adventure, we may take a higher route on the east side of the river before descending to the old trail near Doban. Throughout the day, breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included in the journey, The walking distance from Machhakhola to Jagat is approximately 14 kilometers.

Food
Breakfast / Lunch/ and Dinner
Accomodation
Teahouse
Elevation
1390

On Day 5 of the itinerary, the trek advances from Jagat to Deng. The path winds through enchanting landscapes, showcasing terraced fields, dense forests, and quaint villages. As you navigate the terrain, interactions with local communities reveal insights into their daily lives and cultural traditions. The adventure is heightened by crossing the Budhi Gandaki River on suspension bridges. walking distance 19 kilometer 

Deng, situated at a specific altitude, serves as the day's destination, providing a tranquil atmosphere and a glimpse into the traditional mountain lifestyle. The day's trek offers a blend of physical challenges and cultural encounters, crafting a memorable and immersive experience on the Manaslu Circuit

Food
Breakfast / Lunch/ Dinner
Accomodation
Local tea house
Elevation
1897

On Day 6, the journey advances from Deng to Namrung, covering a specific walking distance and ascending to a particular altitude. The trail unfolds a captivating blend of natural beauty and cultural richness, meandering through lush forests and charming villages. The picturesque landscapes of the Manaslu region offer glimpses of diverse flora and fauna. Namrung, nestled in the Himalayan foothills, serves as a scenic stopover with its traditional architecture and friendly locals, providing a unique cultural experience, The trek from Deng to Namrung covers approximately 18 kilometers.

Food
Breakfast / Lunch/ and Dinner
Accomodation
Teahouse
Elevation
2660

Embark on a 5-6 hour trek covering approximately 12 kilometers from Namrung to Lho Village, ascending to an altitude of 33240 meters. The journey offers stunning scenery, with panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan landscapes.

As you traverse through the rugged terrain, you'll encounter charming villages, lush forests, and cascading waterfalls, immersing yourself in the natural beauty of the Manaslu region.

Upon reaching Lho Village, nestled amidst towering peaks, take in the serene atmosphere and explore the cultural treasures of the area. Additionally, there are several hiking places around the village, offering opportunities to further explore the breathtaking surroundings and diverse landscapes.

Food
Breakfast / Lunch/ Dinner
Accomodation
Teahouse
Elevation
3200

On Day 8, the trek covers approximately 15 kilometers from Lho to Samagaun, weaving through the captivating landscapes of the Manaslu region. The ascent offers breathtaking views of Himalayan peaks, picturesque villages, and terraced fields, providing a rich cultural tapestry. Samagaun, your destination, is a Himalayan village nestled amidst majestic mountains.

Beyond its physical challenges, the trek facilitates cultural interactions with local communities. Upon reaching Samagaun, you'll be immersed in a unique blend of natural beauty and cultural heritage, making this segment of the Manaslu Circuit trek truly memorable.

Trekkers often spend about two nights in Samagaun, allowing exploration of the village's rich cultural tapestry, including religious practices and customs. Activities may include exploring ancient monasteries, witnessing religious ceremonies, and interacting with the friendly locals. Samagaun offers a serene atmosphere, perfect for contemplation and relaxation amidst the Himalayan splendor. It also serves as a gateway to various hiking spots, providing opportunities to explore the surrounding natural beauty and diverse landscapes.

Food
Breakfast / Lunch/ and Dinner
Accomodation
Teahouse
Elevation
3540

Day 9: Acclimatization and Exploration

At higher altitudes, acclimatization is essential before ascending further. Health experts recommend staying active, and a one-day, 7-kilometer hike to Pugyen Gompa (4070m) from Syaula to Sama is ideal. If time permits, continue to the rugged Pugin Glacier. Alternatively, a challenging 12-kilometer trip to Birendra Tal lake (3450m) and a demanding ascent to Manaslu Base Camp (4900m) offers a rewarding experience. North of Birendra Tal is Milarepa's Cave, a renowned Buddhist meditation retreat.

Another excellent hiking option is a 10-kilometer trek to the serene Kaal Tal, offering stunning views and a peaceful environment.

For acclimatization, consult your guide. If considering the long hike to Manaslu Base Camp, be prepared for extended hours. For a shorter hike, explore the village and enjoy rest in the teahouse.

Food
Breakfast / Lunch/ Dinner
Accomodation
Teahouse
Elevation
3540

Day 10 sees the trek from Samagaun to Samdu, offering a picturesque journey in the heart of the Manaslu region. The trail winds through alpine landscapes, providing panoramic views of majestic Himalayan peaks. As you ascend, the trek introduces you to high-altitude flora and fauna, enhancing the natural beauty.

Samdu, the day's destination, is a charming village nestled against snow-capped mountains. The trek blends physical challenges with the allure of exploring remote Himalayan terrain. Upon reaching Samdu, trekkers can immerse themselves in the tranquility of the mountainous surroundings, creating an invigorating and awe-inspiring experience on this segment of the Manaslu Circuit trek. Moreover, a 4-5 hour hike from Samdu leads to the Tibet border, adding an adventurous touch to the journey.

Food
Breakfast / Lunch/ Dinner
Accomodation
Teahouse
Elevation
3860

On Day 11, the trek from Samdu to Larke unfolds as an adventurous and challenging stretch of the Manaslu Circuit. Ascending through high-altitude landscapes, the trail provides breathtaking views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks. Crossing rugged terrains and potentially encountering snow-covered paths, the journey to Larke demands both physical stamina and an appreciation for the raw beauty of the region.

Larke, the day's destination, is a remote and serene spot, offering a sense of accomplishment at this higher altitude. The trek showcases the rugged grandeur of the Manaslu region, making it a memorable and rewarding segment of the overall trekking experience.

In Larke, teahouse facilities are limited and very basic, with poor outdoor toilets. Sometimes, trekkers may need to stay in tents, with four individuals sharing a tent or a room. Before the high pass, such arrangements may be necessary, so it's important not to have high expectations. Regardless of the conditions, embracing the journey with contentment is key. In case of windy conditions, it can be very cold, and without heating in dining halls and rooms, it's crucial to have a very warm sleeping bag and all necessary gear. Your understanding and preparation for such conditions will contribute to a more enjoyable journey. Thank you.

Engage in a discussion with your crew and guide regarding the essentials needed for the high pass the next day.

Food
Breakfast / Lunch/ Dinner
Accomodation
Basic teahouse (Optional -tent camp 4-5Hours Hike /4500m )
Elevation
4500

Conquering Lakya-La Pass and Descending to Bimtang

Embark on a 4 to 6-hour, 24-kilometer trek to conquer Lakya-La Pass (5100m), the highest point of your journey. This challenging ascent, particularly daunting in wintry and windy conditions, requires careful assessment by your guide. The trail crosses snow-covered cairns and moraines, leading to four frozen lakes. At the pass, enjoy breathtaking views of peaks like Himlung Himal (7126m), Cheo Himal (6820m), Gyaji Kung (7030m), Kang Guru (6981m), and Annapurna II (7937m).

After capturing the spectacular scenery, descend towards Taubuche on a challenging path that gradually eases into a less demanding trail, leading to Bimtang (3720m), a vital trading post along the Tibetan salt route. For an additional scenic detour, visit the translucent glacial lake of Pungkar Tal (4100m) above Bimtang.

Prepare thoroughly for unpredictable Himalayan weather. Carry sufficient water, food, and chocolate bars as there may not be teahouses on the way to Larke Pass. Move slowly and together for safety and mutual assistance. Even after crossing Larke Pass, the descent to Bimtang remains tricky with downhill and slippery sections. Exercise caution and celebrate your achievement.

Food
Breakfast / Lunch/ and Dinner
Accomodation
Teahouse
Elevation
3735

On Day 13, the trek descends from the scenic haven of Bimtang to Dharapani, transitioning from the higher altitudes of the Manaslu Circuit. The trail winds through diverse landscapes, from alpine meadows to lush forests, offering a pleasant contrast to the rugged terrains of previous days. Charming villages along the way provide insights into local culture and lifestyle. approximately 22 kilometers

Dharapani, your destination for the day, is a welcoming settlement with its distinct character. This part of the trek blends the joy of descending from high altitudes with the cultural richness of the lower valleys, offering a well-rounded experience on the Manaslu Circuit. After successfully crossing Larke Pass and spending a night in the serene teahouses of Bhimtang, today's descent reconnects you with a beautiful section of the Annapurna Circuit.

As you near the end of your trek, savor the last moments in the Himalayas, take it slowly, and appreciate the journey. On your final night amidst the mountains, gather with your crew, share experiences, and express your gratitude through tipping. Celebrate with food and drinks if you wish, but remember that the journey back to Kathmandu involves a long off-road drive.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Teahouse
Elevation
1960

On Day 14, the journey concludes with a scenic drive from Dharapani to Kathmandu. This road trip traverses diverse landscapes, offering picturesque views of the Himalayas, terraced fields, and charming villages. The descent from high-altitude regions marks a noticeable transition in scenery.

As you head back to Kathmandu, it becomes a reflective period, allowing trekkers to reminisce about their adventure and appreciate the cultural and natural wonders encountered along the Manaslu Circuit. The journey, which involves sharing a local jeep to Besisahar and then a bus for the final leg to Kathmandu, can be lengthy and may take more than 10-13 hours, especially if traffic is heavy.The driving distance from Dharapani to Kathmandu is approximately 200 kilometers.

Upon reaching Kathmandu, the trip concludes with time for farewells, shopping, and preparation for the next day's departure, providing a fitting end to this rewarding trekking experience.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

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Breakfast

Manaslu Circuit Trek Cost Includes

  • All pick-up and drop transportation
  • 3 nights hotel stay in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • manaslu restricted permit & Normal Permit 
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit 
  • 3 meals (tea, lunch, dinner, breakfast) On Trek 
  • All necessary paperwork, including restricted area permits
  • English-speaking guide with certification and a porter for every 2 clients
  • Basic teahouse accommodation during the trek (twin share)
  • Free information for emergency cases
  • Duffle bag for the trek
  • Achievement certificate
  • Welcome and farewell dinner

 

Manaslu Circuit Trek Cost Excludes

  • International flight ticket
  • Travel insurance with medical cover
  • Nepal visa fee ($40)
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Personal expenses
  • Electronic devices/Wi-Fi/Hot shower on the trek
  • Tipping for crews ( 15%-20% of Trip Cost Per Client 
  • Optional activities and early arrival/return room for any reason.

 

Manaslu Circuit Trek Altitude Profile

Manaslu Circuit Trek Route Map

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2024-09-22
15 Days
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2024-10-06
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2024-10-20
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2024-11-03
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2024-12-01
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15 Days
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2024-12-22
15 Days
USD 1400
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15 Days
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FAQs

What is the Manaslu Circuit Trek?

The Manaslu Circuit Trek is a captivating trekking adventure in the Manaslu region of Nepal, offering a diverse range of landscapes, from lush greenery to high-altitude terrains. It circles Mount Manaslu, the eighth highest peak in the world, providing trekkers with breathtaking views and a unique cultural experience.

How difficult is the Manaslu Circuit Trek?

The Manaslu Circuit Trek is considered moderately challenging. Trekkers should be in good physical condition and acclimatize properly to the increasing altitudes. The trail includes steep ascents and descents, making it essential for participants to have prior trekking experience.

What is the best time to do the Manaslu Circuit Trek?

The optimal trekking seasons are spring( feb - May) and autumn (September to November). During these times, the weather is relatively stable, and the visibility is excellent, providing trekkers with stunning views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks.

How long is Manaslu Circuit Trek take?

The typical duration for the Manaslu Circuit Trek is around 12-14 days, depending on the chosen itinerary and acclimatization days. The trek covers approximately 177 kilometers (110 miles).

Do I we need a special permit for the Manaslu Circuit Trek?

As of my last knowledge update in January 2022, the permit regulations and prices for trekking in the Manaslu region and Annapurna Circuit in Nepal may have changed. It's crucial to check with the local authorities or a reliable trekking agency for the most up-to-date information. As of my last update, here's some general information on permits:

Manaslu Trek Permits:

 

Manaslu Restricted Area Permit (MCAP):

  • The Manaslu trek falls within a restricted area, and trekkers are required to obtain the Manaslu Restricted Area Permit (M CAP).
  • The cost for MCAP was around USD 100 for the first week, and USD 15 per day for each additional day.

Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP):

  • Part of the Manaslu Circuit overlaps with the Annapurna Conservation Area. Therefore, you also need to obtain the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP).
  • The cost for ACAP was around USD 30 per person.

TIMS Card (Trekkers' Information Management System):

  • As of my last update, trekkers in the Manaslu region were required to have a TIMS card. The cost for TIMS could vary depending on whether you were trekking independently or with a guide.

Local Taxes:

  • In addition to the permits mentioned above, some areas may have local taxes or entry fees that need to be paid.
     

Annapurna Circuit Permits:

Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP):

  • Similar to the Manaslu region, trekkers in the Annapurna Circuit need to obtain the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP).
  • The cost for ACAP was around USD 30 per person.

TIMS Card (Trekkers' Information Management System):

  • As of my last update, trekkers in the Annapurna region were required to have a TIMS card as well.

Local Taxes:

  • Some parts of the Annapurna Circuit may have additional local taxes or entry fees.
  • Seasonal Variations:

Peak Season (Autumn and Spring):

  • Autumn (September to November) and Spring (March to May) are the peak trekking seasons in Nepal.
  • Permit prices are generally the same throughout the year, but the trails are busier during peak seasons.

Off-Peak Season (Monsoon and Winter):

  • Monsoon season (June to August) and winter (December to February) are less popular for trekking due to weather conditions.
  • During the off-peak season, some permit fees may be reduced as an incentive for trekkers.
  • Always remember that regulations and prices are subject to change, so it's important to verify the current requirements before planning your trek. Additionally, consider hiring a licensed trekking agency to assist you with the permit process and ensure a smoother trekking experience.
What is the accommodation & food like on the Manaslu Circuit Trek?

Lodging options along the Manaslu Circuit Trek vary from teahouses to rudimentary lodges, providing a straightforward and cozy resting place, along with communal dining spaces for meals. It is recommended to carry a sleeping bag to enhance comfort, as accommodations may involve sharing a room with up to four individuals or, at times, staying in tents

Along the Manaslu Circuit Trek, teahouses typically offer a range of local and international dishes to cater to the diverse tastes of trekkers. While the menu can vary from teahouse to teahouse, here's a glimpse of the typical teahouse food you might encounter:

Dal Bhat:

  • A staple in Nepali cuisine, Dal Bhat consists of lentil soup (dal), rice, and a variety of side dishes such as vegetables, pickles, and sometimes meat or fish. It's a wholesome and nutritious meal.

Noodles and Fried Rice:

  • Teahouses often serve noodles and fried rice with vegetables or meat. These dishes are quick, filling, and customizable to suit individual preferences.

Momos:

  • Momos are Nepali dumplings filled with either meat (commonly buffalo or chicken) or vegetables. They are usually served with a dipping sauce and make for a popular snack or meal option.

Pasta and Pizza:

  • Some teahouses, especially in more frequented areas, may offer pasta and pizza dishes. These are adapted to local tastes and may feature a mix of traditional and international flavors.

Soup:

  • Various types of soups, ranging from vegetable to chicken, are commonly available. Soups are not only delicious but also help in combating the chilly mountain temperatures.

Porridge and Pancakes:

  • For breakfast, teahouses often serve porridge with toppings like fruits or nuts. Pancakes with syrup or honey are another popular morning option.

Local Specialties:

  • Depending on the region, teahouses may feature local specialties. For example, in the Manaslu region, you might find dishes that showcase Tibetan and Nepali influences.

Beverages:

  • Teahouses typically offer a variety of hot drinks, including different types of tea (masala tea, ginger tea) and coffee. These are not only comforting but also help combat the effects of high altitude.

Snacks:

  • Teahouses often have a selection of snacks, such as energy bars, chocolate, and locally-made treats, providing quick and easy options for trekkers.

Remember that the availability of certain foods can depend on the altitude and remoteness of the teahouse. The menus are designed to accommodate the dietary needs and preferences of trekkers, and teahouse owners are usually accommodating to special requests when possible

Is it possible to trek independently on the Manaslu Circuit, or should I hire a guide?

While independent trekking is feasible, it is advisable to engage a registered guide. Guides, well-versed in the trail, facilitate permit processes, and offer cultural insights, enriching the trekking experience. Some travel agents can organize permits for solo travelers, but discussions with the trip organizer are crucial. Local crews are indispensable due to established rules and regulations.

Are there specific health precautions recommended for undertaking the Manaslu Circuit Trek?

Before embarking on the Manaslu Circuit Trek, it is essential for trekkers to consult with a healthcare professional. Given the risk of altitude sickness, a gradual acclimatization strategy is crucial to minimize potential health issues. Additionally, carrying a basic medical kit is recommended, and it is strongly advised to have travel insurance that specifically covers high-altitude trekking. This comprehensive approach ensures that trekkers are well-prepared for potential health challenges during the trek

How do I go about booking the Manaslu Circuit Trek?

.To book the Manaslu Circuit Trek, opt for registered trekking agencies in Nepal. Choose a reputable agency that includes essential components like permits, guides, and transportation in their package. It's advisable to book in advance, particularly during peak trekking seasons. Always engage in communication with the tour organizer for detailed arrangements

do we give tipping to guide and porters?

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We suggetion you : $ 160-210 per guest 

What essential trekking gear is recommended for the Manaslu Circuit Trek?

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We suggetion you : $ 160-210 per guest Trekking in the Manaslu region requires careful consideration of the gear to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. Here's a list of essential trekking gear for the Manaslu Circuit Trek:

Clothing:

  • Moisture-wicking base layers
  • Insulating layers (fleece or down jacket)
  • Waterproof and windproof jacket
  • Trekking pants (convertible pants are versatile)
  • Waterproof and breathable trekking boots
  • Woolen socks and sock liners
  • Gloves and a warm hat

Backpack and Daypack:

  • Durable trekking backpack with a rain cover
  • Daypack for carrying essentials during day hikes

Sleeping Gear:

  • Sleeping bag suitable for cold temperatures
  • Sleeping bag liner for added warmth and cleanliness

Headwear:

  • Wide-brimmed hat or cap for sun protection
  • Sunglasses with UV protection

Trekking Poles:

  • Adjustable trekking poles for stability and support on uneven terrain

Personal Hygiene Items:

  • Basic toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.)
  • Quick-drying towel
  • Hand sanitizer and wet wipes

First Aid Kit:

  • Basic first aid supplies (bandages, antiseptic, blister treatment, etc.)

Water and Hydration:

  • Water bottles or a hydration system
  • Water purification tablets or a water filter

Navigation Tools:

  • Detailed trekking map
  • Compass or GPS device
  • Headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries

Electronics:

  • Camera with extra batteries
  • Power bank for charging electronic devices
  • Adapters and chargers for different outlets

Miscellaneous Items:

  • Snacks and energy bars
  • Duct tape and repair kits for gear
  • Trekking umbrella (useful for rain and sun)

Documents:

  • Passport with necessary permits
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card

Travel insurance documents

  • Remember that the specific gear requirements can vary based on the season and individual preferences. It's advisable to check the weather forecast and adjust your gear accordingly. Additionally, consider hiring a local guide or trekking agency for personalized advice and assistance with obtaining permits

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Embark on the awe-inspiring Manaslu Circuit Trek at an affordable cost that aligns with your adventure aspirations.

Our transparent pricing covers expert guides, necessary permits, comfortable accommodations, and seamless logistics, ensuring a worry-free trekking experience.

Explore the pristine beauty of the Manaslu region without compromising on quality, safety, or comfort.

Join us for a journey where the price reflects our commitment to delivering an unforgettable trekking adventure amidst the spectacular landscapes of the Manaslu Circuit.

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Embark on the Manaslu Circuit Trek during the best seasons to witness the stunning landscapes at their peak.

Optimal trekking times are during the pre-monsoon (spring) from March to May and post-monsoon (fall) from September to November.

In spring, enjoy mild temperatures, blooming rhododendrons, and clear skies, creating a picturesque setting for your adventure.

Similarly, in the fall, revel in crisp air, stable weather conditions, and breathtaking views. These seasons provide ideal trekking conditions, ensuring a safe and rewarding experience in the captivating Manaslu region.

Plan your trek during these periods to maximize the natural beauty and make lasting memories along the Manaslu Circuit.

Elevate your Manaslu Circuit Trek experience with our carefully curated accommodation service that combines comfort with the rugged beauty of the Himalayas.

Our trek packages include cozy and strategically located lodgings, offering a haven of rest after each day of adventure.

From teahouses with essential amenities to lodges with breathtaking views, we prioritize your well-being throughout the trek.

Immerse yourself in the unique charm of Himalayan accommodations, where warm hospitality and comfortable settings provide a perfect retreat amidst the stunning landscapes.

Trust us to deliver a restful experience, allowing you to recharge and fully enjoy the extraordinary journey along the Manaslu Circuit.

Join us for a trek where each accommodation adds to the joy of your unforgettable Himalayan adventure.

Embark on your Manaslu Circuit Trek with ease, as our meticulously planned packages include seamless transportation from the start to the end of your trek.

Whether it's a scenic drive to the trailhead or transfers between trekking points, our reliable and comfortable transportation ensures a smooth transition.

We prioritize your travel experience, allowing you to focus on the breathtaking landscapes and the thrill of the Manaslu Circuit adventure.

Trust us to handle the logistics, making your journey as convenient and enjoyable as possible.

Join us for a trek where the transportation is as seamless as the destination is spectacular.

Embark on your Manaslu Circuit Trek with peace of mind as we take care of all necessary route permits.

Our comprehensive trek packages include seamless permit arrangements, ensuring a smooth and compliant journey through the stunning landscapes of the Manaslu region.

From obtaining trekking permits to managing all required documentation, our experienced team handles the bureaucratic details.

Trust us to navigate the paperwork, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the Manaslu Circuit without any permit-related concerns.

Join our trek, and let us make your Manaslu adventure as seamless as possible.

Embark on the mesmerizing Manaslu Circuit Trek, a journey that offers a moderate to challenging trekking experience suitable for both seasoned adventurers and those seeking a thrilling Himalayan expedition.

Rated as a moderately difficult trek, the trail weaves through diverse landscapes, remote villages, and high mountain passes.

While a good level of fitness is recommended, our expert guides and well-paced itineraries ensure a safe and enjoyable trek for participants with varying trekking experience.

The gradual ascent allows for effective acclimatization, making the challenges of altitude more manageable.

Join us for an unforgettable trek where the perfect blend of adventure and stunning scenery awaits along the captivating trails of the Manaslu region.

Embark on the breathtaking Manaslu Circuit Trek, where every step unveils a new highlight in the heart of the Himalayas.

Marvel at the majestic Mount Manaslu, the eighth highest peak in the world, as you traverse through diverse landscapes, from lush forests to high mountain passes.

Immerse yourself in the rich culture of remote Nepalese villages, encountering warm hospitality and traditional mountain life

Cross the iconic Larkya La Pass, standing tall at 5,160 meters, offering panoramic views of the surrounding peaks.

Witness the mesmerizing Birendra Tal and Sama Gaon, adding a touch of serenity to your trek.

Our carefully curated trekking packages ensure you experience the best of the Manaslu region, creating memories that last a lifetime amidst the awe-inspiring beauty of the Himalayas.

Join us for an adventure where each highlight contributes to an unforgettable journey along the Manaslu Circuit.

"Embark on the Manaslu Circuit Trek at the optimal time to enjoy favorable weather conditions in this breathtaking region.

During the best trekking seasons of pre-monsoon (spring) from March to May and post-monsoon (fall) from September to November, the weather is generally stable, offering clear skies and mild temperatures.

Spring blooms with vibrant flora, while fall provides crisp air and stunning visibility. It's advisable to avoid the monsoon season (June to August) due to heavy rainfall and challenging trail conditions.

Our trek is designed to maximize your comfort, ensuring you experience the stunning landscapes of the Manaslu area at their best, with each season bringing its unique charm."

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