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    Manaslu Circuit Trek

    Highlights

    • Tibetan culture of the Nuri people
    • Diversified and unspoiled ecosystems
    • Walk along the pristine Budhi Gandaki River valley
    • Crossing the heights of the Larkya La Pass at 5213m
    • Fantastic views of Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Himchuli, Mt. Ganesh, and others
    • A superb trek that is truly off the beaten path, featuring a diverse and impressive array of flora, fauna, and cultivated land
    • Destination
      Nepal
    • Durations
      17 days
    • Trip Difficulty
      Moderate
    • Activities
      Trekking
    • Accommodation
      Hotels and Teahouses
    • Meals
      American plan (AP) and Continental plan (CP)
    • Vehicle
      Local and Private Vehicle
    • Max. People
      20
    • Min. Group Size
      2

    Introduction - Manaslu Circuit Trek

    Mt. Manaslu, the eighth-highest peak on the Earth, is known as the mountain of the spirit. The two-week-long Manaslu trek wraps around Mount Manaslu and offers a complete wilderness experience in the remote Himalayan villages. Along the Manaslu circuit trek, trekkers pass over the breathtaking high mountain passes, walk over glacial terrain and explore the unique village lifestyle of the people in the Manaslu region.

    Although open to trekkers since 1991, the Manaslu Conservation Area (MCA) remains less traveled, with only a small number of trekkers visiting the region. The region is considered a restricted area and requires an additional permit and the accompaniment of a registered guide to the trek. The quieter and remote trails, picturesque villages, and stunning mountain views make the Manaslu Circuit a wonderful and unspoiled region.

    "Experience the journey through the undisturbed region in the Himalayas of Nepal."

    The Manaslu trek begins from the little village of Aarughat and passes through bamboo forest and hospitable Gurung villages in the narrow Budi Gandaki Gorge. In the initial days of the trek, the trail ascends the Budhi Gandaki Valley on a path through a mix of dense forest, terraced fields, and hill villages. The route sweeps through gorges, crosses suspension bridges, and passes through the pastures cultivating barley, an ancient trade route to Tibet. As we enter the Tibetan villages, after crossing the Lho villages, we will encounter a change in architecture and an increased number of monasteries, Mani walls, and colorful flags. As we get closer to the Larkya- La, the highest point on the trek, we encounter rough glacial moraine and a final short steeper section of the Pass.

    The highest point in the trek, Larkya La Pass, is widely believed to be one of the most dramatic passes crossing the Himalayas with superb views of Himal Chuli, Manaslu, Cheo Himal, and Himlung Himal mountains. We continue to trek till we reach Dharapani and then drive to Beshisahar, known as the starting point of the famous Annapurna Circuit Trek. Along the way, we pass through the alpine forests and glacial rivers and enjoy the warm hospitality of ethnic people.

    The pathway traverses through a geographically spectacular and culturally fascinating region. Thus it is compared to a Classic Annapurna circuit. The trail traverses varied terrain and landscape ranging from lowland to high up to the Tibetan border. With the geographical variation, the ethnic composition of the people living in the area also varies from Brahmins and Gurung in the lowland and Tibetans and Gurung in the highland.

    The trek is most suitable for one looking for a challenging excursion exploring the beauty and wilderness of the remote regions of Nepal. With its remoteness and secluded solidarity, Manaslu Circuit Trek is an ideal choice for those who prefer to become one with nature.

    Join the Manaslu Trek from Himalayan Advisor and embark on a journey on the off-beaten path to explore the astounding beauty and unique culture of land lying at the edge of secluded Himalayan valleys around the Manaslu.

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    Manaslu Circuit Trek Itinerary

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    Cost Details

    What's Included

    • All airports pick up / drop & necessary transfer in Kathmandu city
    • 3 nights twin/triple sharing accommodation tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu
    • Kathmandu to Aarughat, Soti Khola & Beshishahar to Kathmandu return by local bus
    • Manaslu + Annapurna conservation area trekking permit, Manaslu special permit included
    • 1 professional Manaslu circuit trekking guide, 1 porter based on 2 trekkers
    • 13 nights of twin/triple sharing accommodation in a teahouse/lodge during the Manaslu trek
    • 3 times meals from the teahouse Ala Carta menu, 3 cups of tea/coffee included during the Manaslu trekking
    • Medical kit
    • Farewell dinner included in KTM
    • All required local/Govt. taxes

    What's Excluded

    • Tips for crew members
    • Travel insurance for the Manaslu trek
    • Lunch/dinner in the city besides farewell dinner
    • All domestic + International airfare, departure taxes
    • Any services which are not mentioned in the inclusive service column
    • Bar/beverage, hot/cold water, batter recharge, hot shower, extra porter, etc

    Dates & Availability

    Do you feel lonely going on a trip? Does any of the given dates match your trip timeline? Then pick the date, join us in a group adventure, and meet new people with similar interests. 

    There is no group joining dates available! You can also opt for solo private trips or please wait as we will arrange a group joining date for this new year 2023.

    The trip may be canceled if we don't have at least 2 people in the group joining.

    • Start DateOct 13th 2023
      End DateOct 29th 2023
      USD 1810Per person
      available
    • Start DateOct 27th 2023
      End DateNov 12th 2023
      USD 1810Per person
      available
    • Start DateNov 7th 2023
      End DateNov 23rd 2023
      USD 1810Per person
      available
    • Start DateNov 26th 2023
      End DateDec 12th 2023
      USD 1810Per person
      available

    Manaslu Circuit Trek FAQS

    Essential Information

    • We will cater all meals on a full board basis during the trekking period. At the tea house, we will be catering meals thrice a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, including tea and coffee during the meal). The meals comprise a variety of American cuisine and numerous traditional Nepali and Chinese dishes. Throughout the stay in Kathmandu, meals are on a breakfast basis with welcome and farewell dinner. Snacks and bottled drinks (including mineral water and liquor) are excluded from the package. We provide 3 nights of twin sharing lodging in a deluxe hotel during the stay in Kathmandu and a 13-night twin sharing in a teahouse/lodge and tented to bivouac as per itinerary (single occupancy is available on request with single supplement).

    • Manaslu Circuit started in 1991, and it is still under the restricted area and requires a special permit. Due to this reason, the trail sees very few trekkers every year. A few years prior, it was only possible to do a Manaslu Circuit trek camping style. Now many teahouses have opened to serve the growing demand of the trekkers.  The teahouses in the region are decent with basic facilities. You can expect a room with two beds, a thin mattress, a pillow, and a blanket for each bed. Bringing a sleeping bag is advisable as a blanket provided in the teahouse will not suffice. Most of the teahouse has a squat toilet. The accommodation in the cities is at excellent hotels with standard facilities.

    • Most teahouses along the Manaslu trail cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian food. The menu in the teahouses is varied, ranging from traditional Dal Bhat, Momo, and noodles to Pasta and pizza. You will find dishes with garlic at a higher altitude as it is said to cure AMS.

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