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

Jeff, North America Just got back from Nepal a couple of days ago, where my partner and I were doing an Everest Base Camp Trek assisted by Nepal Hiking Team. Their service couldn't have been better. I started planning this trip last Spring and looked at numerous trekking companies. Chose NHT due to the tremendously positive reviews on them, the professionalism of their website, and the quick response I got from Ganga when I sent an initial inquiry via their website -- he phoned me within a few hours, apparently as soon as the morning had come round to Nepal (given the time difference between North America and Nepal). He was extremely helpful and responsive from the start, all the way through the completion of our trek and the last couple of days back in Kathmandu. Our guide for the trek, Bhim, couldn't have been more helpful and took very good care of us and kept us safe. The whole operation and experience couldn't have been more positive.
Marcel, South Africa We recently returned from an EPIC trekking adventure to Everest Base Camp with the Nepal Hiking Team. Due to some time restraints we trekked on the cusp of the season, started our trek on 30th Aug, and returned to Kathmandu on the 10th of Sept, and what a great decision that was! The weather was amazing, we had most of the tea-houses to ourselves, our guides were on their first trip after the second wave of the covid 19. So it was great for them as well to witness everything as if for the first time. If you prefer a more 'quiet' trek, then I would recommend going on the cusp of the season! Our guide Raj of Nepal Hiking Team, did everything in his power to make the trip a most memorable trip and our wonderful porter who's name happens to be 'Love' totally lived up to his name! I cannot thank the Nepal Hiking Team enough for all their prep work, the guide's knowledge and caring for our welfare, and Ganga, the father of the group who personally met us at the airport and made sure that all our needs were met. What a great team, I highly recommend Nepal Hiking Team for your future Himalayan trekking!
Raymond Low, Singapore Nepal Hiking Team provide an excellent guide to me when I hiked Everest Base Camp. My guide, Mr. Prakesh Rai, is very professional and caring... He always gives me very informative replies whenever I have a question or two about the terrain which we are trekking, the history of certain towns or places we passed by or stayed...He is always asking how I am (my old right ankle injury came back)...and will help me carry my load.... We had a good time together especially when we take photographs of the awesome scenery.....He works tirelessly and would be a concern for my diet and always asked me if I had enough of food, hows my leg was, and whether feeling ok especially when we are going towards a higher altitude..... We had a wonderful acclimatization climb and he is always observing me how I am doing. Nepal Hiking Team rocks!.... And I would sincerely recommend my friends to this group..... It’s simply awesome!... Thank you Nepal Hiking team and it's truly a great experience traveling with your professional guide!
Yang, Singapore It was an awesome experience in Nepal, in which a big part of my trip was covered in the mountain, thank to NHT. Ganga, the company manager has been engaging since my enquiry and very efficient and patient with all my queries. They are flexible to customize to my needs due to my planned itinerary besides hiking. They also made arrangement for airport pick up and Ganga met me in person in my lodge to go through the procedures and discussion. 2 days prior to the trek it was raining heavily and many flights were cancelled. We were lucky to tag along a rescue helicopter to Lukla, also thank to Ganga's arrangement. When we arrived at the start point, we were welcome by the friendly guide and porters. My relationship with Gurung, the guide was very good, he took care of me every single bit of the trip, as I was a slow walker in the team. He would check our conditions from time to time to ensure our well beings. Gurung and I joked around in the tea houses and we made many friends and some exchange of cultural knowledge. I was not well when I returned from Base Camp. We discussed and we decided that an evacuation was needed. Gurung visited me in the hospital and sent me back to the hotel after discharge. I had a farewell lunch with him. Ganga and Hari, the 2 managers visited me on the 2 days and they even sent me to the hospital again for report collection. Hari also sent me to the airport on my departure day. I have total satisfaction and heart-felt appreciation for Nepal Hiking Team. There were other companies who tried to compromise prices and quality but not NHT, who insisted on quality and care above all. I'm back in Singapore safely. And they are keeping in contact with me on some follow-ups. I truly want to recommend you this company for their awesome service given the reasonable if not attractive price! This trip was so awesome although I had some hiccups on my decent. I miss Nepal alot, and the friendship shared.
Stephen, Australia I finished the ABC and Bhutan Tours with Nepal Hiking Team and had a very good time. It was a great pleasure dealing with Balaram and Ganga. They are extremely professional, flexible, and accommodating. prior to the trip, I had been constantly emailing Balaram with my questions, whether or not they are directly related to the trek. Balaram was always extremely responsive with detailed answers and he was always patient. When I first got to Kathmandu, both Ganga and Balaram met me at the hotel to greet me. Throughout the trip, they constantly checked up with the guide to make sure that everything went okay. Overall, the trek was well organized and I can say with confidence that the team has done their best to ensure that my needs were met. I am already thinking about coming back to Nepal for my next trek and I will certainly go with Nepal Hiking Team again.