Manaslu Circuit Trekking

Manaslu Circuit Trekking

Duration
14 days
Destination
Nepal
  • Trip Grade
    Moderate 
  • Max Altitude
    5220 Meters
  • Group Size
    Min. 2 Pax
  • Best Time
    March - May and Setpt - Nov 

Trip Overview

How wonderful it would be if you could make a trip to the Manaslu Circuit without having to worry about your time constraints. Nepal Hiking Team presents you the comprehensive program of 14 days Manaslu Circuit Trekking. The strenuous difficulty level of this track can be demanding track can be demanding and spontaneously rewarding. While the usual time to complete the trek is nearly 17 days, we present you the shortened version of the trek. This shortened version of the trek doesn’t skip any of the essential at all.

Manaslu Circuit Trekking has everything that the region has to offer, from tranquil trails to the isolated villages, from enchanted sights of the spirited Manaslu to a quintessential experience amidst the authentic beauty laden in the landscape. With just the perfect blend of everything and sheer attention to detail, we have come up with the Manaslu Circuit Trekking to quench your wanderlust in this beautifully remote and secluded track at a very reasonable cost. This is exciting, right!

Manaslu Circuit Trekking Highlights

The trail to Manaslu Circuit was opened for trekkers only in 1991. This doesn’t make it the newest trekking destination. But it has continued to keep up with its reputation of a secluded trek. This means you will not be the first ones to embark on this journey, but you will definitely be the select few to step on the unexplored circuit. The trails are mapped in quite a strenuous geography which calls for an adventurous experience right away. As you continue your journey alongside the river valleys towards the elevation, varieties of vegetation will greet your way.

From lush tropical in lower lands to the scattered alpine up the altitude, your get to cherish everything that the biodiversity of this region has to offer. Along with the eighth highest mountain in the world, Mt. Manaslu at 8,156 meters, you will be witnessing neighboring including the Shringi Himal, Himlung, Cheo Peak, Gyagi Kung, Kang Koru, and Annapurna II among many others. The sight of these mountains is surreal part of the journey. Moreover, the experience of residing by the dated villages for the night is yet another lively experience. The old villages of Namrung, Samagaun and Lo Gaun among many are quaint and cultural. The Gurungs, Rais and Magars at these villages are some of the kindest people. They will treat you well at their tea houses. You should be already packing up for this journey. With us, the odds and the evens are all at your favor.

The best time to do this trek is during spring and autumn. These seasons are packed with the best of the region at their best form. If you have enough time for the trip, you can totally opt for the 17 days Manaslu Circuit Trek Likewise, if you are willing to explore more from the region you can go for the Tsum Valley Trek or Tsum Valley with Manaslu Circuit Trek

Important Note for the Manaslu Circuit trekking

We have guaranteed departures for this trip. But please note the trek can only begin with a group of minimum two people. This can be sad news for the soulful solo travelers out there. This law is imposed considering the restricted nature of the trekking route.

Another important information is that, a copy of passport and photograph must be submitted to the respective tour operator beforehand.

We take care of everything for our valued customers so that they make the most out of their trip. Their experience matters! Join our team and sign up for an experience of a lifetime!

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Machha Khola (900m/2952ft.) Duration: 8-9 hrs

Day 03: Machha Khola to Jagat (1340m/4395ft) walking distance: 22.2km, Duration: 5-6 hrs 

Day 04: Jagat to Den (2095m/6871ft), Walking Distance: 20km/12.4 miles, Duration: 8-9 hours

Day 05: Deng to Namrung (2900m/9512ft), Walking Distance: 19.4km/12 miles, Duration: 5-6 hours

Day 06: Namrung to Lo Gaun (3180m/10430ft), Walking Distance 10.5km/6.5 miles, Duration: 5-6 hours

Day 07: Lo Gaun to Samagaun (3500m/11480ft), Walking Distance: 8.1km/5 miles, Duration: 6-7 hrs

Day 08: Acclimatization day at Samagaun

Day 09: Samagaun to Samdo (3690m/12103ft), Walking Distance: 8.1km/5.03 miles. Duration: 3-4 hours

Day 10: Samdo to Dharmasala (4450m/14596ft), Walking Distance: 6.6km/4.10 miles, Duration: 4-5 hours. 

Day 11: Dharmasala to Bhimphedi (3590m/11775ft) via Larkya La Pass (5220m/17122ft), Distance: 24.5km/15.22 miles, Duration: 8-9 hours

Day 12: Bhimphedi to Tilje (2300m/7544ft), Walking distance: 26km/16.1 miles, Duration: 8-9 hours

Day 13: Trek to Dharapani for 3 hours and drive back to Kathmandu. Distance 215km/133 miles, Duration: 8-9 hours

Day 14: Farewell/Departure

Cost Includes

  • All ground transportation by private vehicle including airport transfers
  • Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porter (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff
  • Manaslu trekking special permit fee (Manaslu region is in restricted zone, we need a special permit to visit this area)
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
  • Annapurna and Manaslu conservation fees
  • First aid medical kit with provision of Oximeter to monitor oxygen level and heartbeat
  • Government taxes and office service charge

Cost Excludes

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • Drinks coke, Fanta, juice, water etc.
  • snacks and other personal expenses
  • Hot shower during the trek
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

Cost & Dates

  • Small Group Journey
  • Private Journey

Start Dates are your arrival date in Nepal and End Dates are the returning date from Nepal.

The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

Upcoming Trip Departure

  • Guaranteed - Trip is Guaranteed to run
  • Available - Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled
  • Limited - Only few space available
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Reviews

Bogdan Ilie, USA My wife and I were lucky to have chosen Nepal Hiking Team to plan our trip. We opted for a private guide and had a porter as well. We waited at the airport, and we were dropped off there as well when we left Nepal. Our guide, Ram, made sure that our trip was organized flawlessly and that we were doing well and happy at all times. He chose the best available teahouses, and we were allowed to chose the food from the menu in all of them (there seem to be agencies that say you can either choose dal bhat or pay out of pocket). We were even served, during dinner, sliced apples carried by the porter. Ram was very knowledgeable, and he shared information related to mountain peaks, vegetation, and animals. As we saw, his English skills are excellent. Above all, he is friendly and has a positive attitude, so we enjoyed talking and interacting with him. The porter, Bhola, was also very friendly. He looked like he was 50 kg but carried 55-65 kg easily. Overall, it was a fantastic once-in-a-lifetime experience to which Ram, Bhola, and Nepal Hiking Team contributed substantially. One of the owners, Ganga, even offered free rides to do the PCR tests or other purposes. We couldn't have hoped for better treatment from this agency. Note: Read Original Review on Trip Advisor (Click Here)
Lucie H, UK In May this year - some friends and I joined the NHT For 16 days. Every fine detail was considered, with our guides and porters going above & beyond to ensure we were comfortable and happy. Their knowledge and experience created a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for us all. I have no hesitation in recommending Nepal Hiking Team to anyone! They made this experience perfect, thank you, guys.  
Mike, USA I went with my girlfriend to the Everest Base Camp with a guide and porter from Nepal Hiking Team. Right from the pick-up from the airport, we felt like valued clients, and we were made to feel very welcome and relaxed in an otherwise hectic city. From the moment the trek started, our guide Bheg ensured we were comfortable and constantly checked on our physical state throughout each day and provided advice and assistance where we needed it. Overall, the experience was one I'll never forget, primarily because I proposed at the top and because the Nepal Hiking team made the experience as stress-free and as organized as possible, all with a smile on their face at all times. I highly recommend NHT.
Megan Y., China Ganga, Balaram, and the team were fantastic; even when we had a 24-hour flight delay, they re-scheduled everything without fuss or fee. We had an excellent driver for just us (and guide where we had them). We even changed things along the way, and whether the driver, guide, or agent, they were more than willing to help and be flexible. :) The trip took in some hiking, some sightseeing, some relaxing, the jungle, and for each occasion and location, we were provided a specialist guide for the event/location. The hotels they chose for us were precisely our requirements based on the activity we were experiencing on any given day. Balaram even met us many times in person to round off the experience and ensure all was well and take honest feedback in person - the personal touch makes you feel even more appreciated and welcome as a customer. We would recommend anyone contact the team if they are planning a trip to Nepal. Thank you, guys, for a memorable vacation.
Jonathan, USA The team NHT provided the best possible service. They were attentive in every aspect in the months leading up to the trek through emails and were responsive and thorough in addressing my questions and concerns. During our tour, Bheg (our guide) and our porter were there to take care of our (myself and one other trekker) needs and always smile and graciously. I have used other more expensive and well-known trekking teams in the Himalayas in the past and would rank NHT on an equal or higher plain. Bheg has many years of experience, as did our porter, and was very competent in their roles and Bheg in his knowledge of the area and the trek. Though our porter did not speak very much, Bheg was kind enough to translate when asked, and our porter was equally attentive in assisting Bheg and us to ensure a successful trek. Very competitive price and an excellent team and experience. I highly recommend them.