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Price
$1299 per person
Duration
12 Days
Travellers
20+

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Trek to one of the most isolated parts of Nepal and unwind yourself from the daily hustle of your life.

Get to see the fascinating Himalayan landscape.

Experience rich culture and unique lifestyle of the locals.

Explore secluded village.

Cross challenging Larkya La Pass.

Witness astounding views of Mt. Manaslu, Nagdi Chuli, Simnang Himal, Cheo Himal, Himlung Himal, Annapurna II, Gyaji Kung, Kang Guru, and many other snow-capped mountains.

Manaslu Circuit Trek 12-days is an adventurous journey to the most isolated region of Nepal. You will be reaching the base of Mt. Manaslu during Manaslu Circuit Trek 12-days while enjoying fantastic views of Tibetan villages and Birendra Lake. Manasalu region was once a restricted area, and in recent years it has been made open to the foreign travelers. If you are someone looking for a less crowded trail and peaceful environment, then Manaslu Circuit Trek is the best option for you. The team at Go For Nepal Treks & Expedition have carefully designed the Manaslu Circuit Trek itinerary. Embarking on Manaslu Circuit Trek 12-days is the best way to explore the pristine and extremely raw nature of Nepal.

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What's included

Departure Location
Kathmandu, Nepal
Return Location
Kathmandu, Nepal
Price includes
  • Airport – hotel -airport picks up and drops by private vehicle in Kathmandu.
  • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
  • All your standard Meals during the trek (Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners)oneitem Menu.
  • An experienced Government license holder guide.
  • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali Restaurant with on the second last day.
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, and medicine for all staff.
  • Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation during the trek
  • Official expenses.
  • Special Permit, Manaslu Conservation Area and Annapurna Conservation Area permits, and TIMS permit for trekking.
  • Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu.
  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests)
  • Three nights standard twin sharing accommodation in a three-star level hotel in Kathmandu; Breakfast included. (2 nights)
Price does not include
  • Air travel to/from Nepal,
  • Guide Potter Tips.
  • Personal clothing, insurance against accidental, medical and emergency rescue evacuations,
  • Respective expenses if one returns earlier from the trip due to sickness or emergency purpose.
  • Soft/hard drinks, laundry, postage, telephone bills, all items of personal nature,
  • Travel Insurance
  • Travel, Trekking and Helicopter Rescue insurance.
  • Day 01
  • Day 02
  • Day 03
  • Day 04
  • Day 05
  • Day 06
  • Day 07
  • Day 08
  • Day 09
  • Day 10
  • Day 11
  • Day 12
Day 01

Drive from Kathmandu to Machha Khola; 6-7 hrs.

Today, you will go on a long drive that will take you to Machha Khola. The drive will present you beautiful villages. Passing by Arughat near Buri Gandaki River, you will drive for a few more hours and reach a small village of Machha Khola. 

  • Meals Included: BLD
  • Accommodation: guesthouse
Day 02

Trek to Jagat; 6 hrs.

After a few ascends and descends, you will cross Tharo Khola to reach Khorla Besi. The trail takes you to Tatopani and ascends to a ridge. Crossing Budhi Gandaki River on a suspension bridge, you will ascend on a staircase and come across the landslide-prone area. Further, crossing Yaru Khola, the trail move up and down to take you to Tharo Bharyang. Crossing the west bank of Budhi Gandaki, you will ascend, trek along a river, and a final ascend will take you to Jagat.

  • Meals Included: BLD
  • Accommodation: guesthouse
Day 03

Trek to Dyang; 5-6 hrs.

Leaving Jagat behind, you will trek through subtropical forests, small villages, and rivers. The trail will take you to Salleri and descend the Sirdibas. From here, you will trek and reach Ghatta Khola and continue trekking until you reach a suspension bridge. You will cross the bridge and reach Philim. Further, trekking in the north, you will reach Ekle Bhatti and descend to a grassy slope. You will then cross Budhi Gandaki river a few times and pass by bamboo forests to reach Deng. 

  • Meals Included: BLD
  • Accommodation: guesthouse
Day 04

Trek to Namrung; 5-6 hrs.

Crossing Budhi Gandaki, you will ascend to Rana (1,910 m) and further ascend to Bhi. The trail then passes through forests, you will reach Ghap. From here, you will trek through Prok village that will present you superb views of Siring Himal. You will cross Budi Gandaki many times. On the way, you will come across several gompas and pass by dense forest. A short steep climb and you will finally reach Namrung.

  • Meals Included: BLD
  • Accommodation: guesthouse
Day 05

Trek to Lho; 3 hrs.

Passing by Prok village, you will cross Budi Gandaki several times. On the way, you will get to see superb views of the mountains and come across many gompas. The trail then ascends through the forest, cross a river, and descend to a narrow gorge. You will reach Namrung and walk uphill. Further, trekking through the forest, you will reach Lihi and descend where you will cross a valley. Passing by Sho village, you will reach Lho village for night stay.

  • Meals Included: BLD
  • Accommodation: guesthouse
Day 06

Trek to Sama Gaun; 3-4 hrs.

After having breakfast, you will ascend slowly through lush forests and reach Lihi. The trail from here drops down and crosses the side valley of Simnang Himal. Further, trekking through Shayla village, you will reach Sama Gaun. Here, you will get to see excellent views of Mt. Manaslu, Himal Chuli, Ngadi Chuli, Ganesh Himal, etc. 

  • Meals Included: BLD
  • Accommodation: guesthouse
Day 07

Trek to Samdo; 3-4 hrs.

Leaving Sama Gaon behind, you will descend to the Budhu Gandaki river and cross a bridge over a stream. From here, you will pass by numerous mani walls and forests of birch & juniper. You will descend and cross Budhi Gandaki on a wooden bridge and ascend steeply to reach Samdo.

  • Meals Included: BLD
  • Accommodation: guesthouse
Day 08

Trek to Dharamashal; 3 hrs.

You will descend and cross a wooden bridge over Budi Gandaki. After that, you will climb and cross two more streams. Looking over Larkya GLacier, you will go around the valley of Salka Khola and reach Dharamshala. 

  • Meals Included: BLD
  • Accommodation: guesthouse
Day 09

Trek to Bhimtang crossing Larkya La Pass; 8-9 hrs.

You will wake up early in the morning and begin ascending towards Larkya La Pass. On the way, you will get to see superb views of snow-capped mountains like Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Annapurna II, and Kanguru. Crossing the pass, you will descend towards Bhimtang. 

  • Meals Included: BLD
  • Accommodation: guesthouse
Day 10

Trek to Guwa; 5-6 hrs.

After having breakfast, you will begin trekking towards Guwa. The trail will be mostly descend and will present you with beautiful scenery.

  • Meals Included: BLD
  • Accommodation: guesthouse
Day 11

Trek to Dharapani; 3 hrs.

Today, you will drop down to Dharapani. The trail will be short and easy. Also, this is the last day of your trek. 

  • Meals Included: BLD
  • Accommodation: guesthouse
Day 12

Drive to Kathmandu; 10 hrs.

After having breakfast, you will drive to Besisahar and then to Kathmandu. The drive will present you scenic views. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you will head to the hotel and rest for the day.

  • Meals Included: BL
  • Accommodation: Hotel

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Himalayan Penchant

Manalsu region boasts pristine Himalayan landscape and diverse vegetation. During the trek, you will get to see beautiful valleys and culturally rich villages. You will get to experience off-the-beaten trekking. Likewise, on Manaslu Circuit Trek 12-days, you will get to see astonishing views of Mt. Manaslu, Nagdi Chuli, Simnang Himal, Cheo Himal, Himlung Himal, Annapurna II, Gyaji Kung, Kang Guru, and many other snow-capped mountains. As the entire region is isolated and untouched by any modern facilities, you will get an opportunity to spend some quality time amidst the Himalayan environment.

Manaslu Circuit Trek landmark

There are so many things to see and explore during Manaslu Circuit Trek. From charming villages to dense jungles and completely isolated areas. The Larkya La Pass is one of the major highlights in this trek, and as you conquer it, you’ll be surprised by emotions of happiness and vigor. The chorten filled trails inspire religion whereas the frosty winds inspire valor. Take this trek to truly bring out the best in you.

Culture

During Manaslu Circuit Trek, you will come across several mani walls, prayer wheels, chortens fastened with colorful prayer, and monasteries. Similarly, the villagers here practice Buddhism. The entire region is highly influenced by Tibetan culture. This trek will allow you to experience rich tradition, beliefs, and values of people here.

Ethnic Diversity

You will see an interesting blend of Hindu and Tibetan-style Buddhist villages. Manalsu region is inhabited by people from several different ethnic groups in which Nubri and Tsum are significant ones. While in the central hills, people from the Gurung community resides. As the region gets closest to Tibet, you will find Bhutias. All of these communities have their language, major festivals, dress, and assortments.

Natural Aptitude

Manaslu Circuit Trek 12-days will present you diverse climatic range, vegetation, and wildlife. As the trail passes by Manaslu Conservation Area, you will get to see numerous flora and fauna. The natural richness of the region has become home to many rare species as well. If you are lucky enough, you might come across these species on the trail.

Manaslu Circuit Trek difficulty

These 12-days journey sees you climb steep stairs and walk along the densely forested trails. You will not find many villages around here that means you have to carry enough food for survival. As you will gain altitude, the terrain becomes tougher. Therefore, good health, physical fitness, and strong determination are needed to complete the trek. If you want to take this trek, then we advise you to prepare yourself thoroughly both physically and mentally.

Altitude Sickness and Prevention

Altitude sickness is also known as Acute Mountain Sickness is one of the major issues while embarking on any high altitude journey. Anyone can suffer from altitude sickness regardless of their physical condition and age. Manaslu Circuit Trekking is also a high elevation journey that will take you above 5,000 meters and so do carry chances of AMS. Therefore, it is very important to walk gradually acclimatizing your body properly to a lower altitude. Also, drink plenty of water during the trek to decrease the chances of altitude sickness.

Transportation and Bag Pack

Manaslu Circuit Trek 12- days begins with a scenic drive to Soti Khola via Arughat. From here, you will slowly gain elevation and trek through several beautiful villages.

Below is the list of things you should carry during Manaslu Circuit Trek:

  • T-shirts and Pants (Innerwear)
  • Thermal Wears
  • Breathable Underwears
  • Trekking Pants/Shoes/Socks
  • Insulating Jacket
  • Rain jacket
  • Warm woolen Gloves
  • Sun hat/woolen hat
  • Goggles
  • Sleeping bag
  • Trekking Pole
  • First aid kit
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, hand sanitizer, sunblock, towel, soap, shampoo, sanitary napkins, etc)
  • Miscellaneous (camera, extra batteries, journal, cards, bars, snacks, water purification tablets, etc)

Food and Accommodation during Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manasalu region is one of the most secluded trekking regions in Nepal. During the trek, you will be staying in small teahouses. There aren’t many lodges here. The food in these lodges are mostly dhido and if lucky you can get dal bhat. As you venture along, in some parts you cannot find houses. At that time, you may have to make a camp and stay put. You won’t have to worry about staying in the city as there are plenty of 3-star and 5-star hotels here that you can choose as per your budget.

Best time to go on Manaslu Circuit Trek

The best time to take this trek is from late September to mid-December. The sky is clear and the temperature is also moderate. You can see excellent views of various Himalayan mountains. March to Late May is also a good option to go on Manaslu Circuit Trek 12-days. During this time, rhododendrons start to bloom, and you can even visit the beautiful Birendra & Ponkar Lakes. In spite of occasional snowfalls, the trails are beautiful and it will pave the way for an incredible journey.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Cost

Manaslu Circuit Trek 12-days cost depends on the itinerary, facilities you are looking to have during the trek, and the company you are traveling with. We, Go For Nepal Treks & Expedition promises you to offer the most comprehensive package and affordable cost in the market. For further information, feel free to contact us anytime.

Miscellaneous

  • Collect enough information on the weather and temperature.
  • Get yourself a nice map.
  • Maintain body hydration- drink plenty of water daily.
  • Walk slow and safely.
  • Take out insurance that will cover any emergency evacuation and property loss.
  • Carry hand cash as there will be no atm on the way.
  • Pack light.
  • Do not get obsessed over network and internet; spend time in nature.
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Manaslu Circuit Trek 12-days

Price
$1299 per person
Duration
12 Days
Travellers
20+

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