Manaslu Circuit Trek offers majestic views of Himalchuli (7,893 m), Manaslu (8,156 m), Sarangi Himal (7,161 m), Ganesh Himala II (7,118 m) and other several peaks. Manaslu Circuit Trek also involves the crossing of one of the most dramatic high passes, Larkya La pass. Manaslu Circuit Trek was opened for trekking in 1991 A.D. This less crowded circuit trek is very beautiful and enchanting of its own kind. The trek is isolated and undomesticated yet there are teahouses at every stop point which saves the trekkers to carry their tents and food materials, it helps in making this trek more accessible and affordable. The trailhead can be reached over land which saves another need for the flights.
Manaslu Circuit Trek Highlights
- Experience splendid views of Mount Manaslu, Himalchuli, Bouddha Himal and Ngadi Chuli
- A peaceful walk along the sandy banks of Budhi Gandaki River
- Hot spring baths at Tatopani
- Panoramic views of the mountain range from Larke La Pass at 5420 m
- Explore the Chortans, beautiful mani walls, and Monasteries.
- Experience the culture of ethnic groups like Gurung, Magar, and Sherpa.
- Hike over the viewpoint of Larkya La Pass.
Manaslu Circuit Trek permit
Since, this region is an isolated region, all the trekking activities are looked after by the Government of Nepal. Trekkers will have to have permits to trek in this region. The permit and the cost for it depends on the number of days you will stay in this region. Trekkers should have four permits for Manaslu Trek.
- Manaslu restricted permit
- Manaslu Conservation Area Permit(MCAP)
- Annapurna Conservation Area Permit(ACAP)
- Tsum Valley Permit(TSP) ( Only if you are going to Tsum Valley )
Cost to trek Manaslu
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Best time to trek Manaslu Circuit
The Manaslu circuit trek is one of the major attractions for trekking in Nepal. Spring and Autumn are the best seasons for Manaslu Circuit Trek. During Autumn, the best months to trek are October, November, December. You can also trek in January. During Spring, March, April and May are considered as the best months. During these seasons the weather is perfect and you can view the mountains range clearly.
How fit do you need to be for Manaslu Circuit Trek?
Talking about difficulties this trek is a demanding trek. But with a certain level of fitness, willingness and a bit of preparation anyone can make this trek a success. We have seen trekkers of various age groups trekking in Manaslu Circuit area. You should be prepared to walk at least 5 hours a day. There are a lot of tea houses on this trekking route, so if you feel like you need a rest you can always rest there. The trail takes you through the remote villages, lush green forest, rivers, waterfalls, and breathtaking mountain vistas. You will get to witness striking views of some of the highest mountains. Like Mt.Himalchuli, Mt.Ganesh, Mt.Manaslu, and many more.
Manaslu Circuit Trek Map
Day 01: Pick up from Airport and drive to your hotel (1,300 m/4,264 ft) Hotel Accommodation.
Day 02: Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu. Hotel Accommodation.
Day 03 : Drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola (710 m/2329 ft) 8 – 9 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.
Day 04: Trek from Soti Khola to Macche Khola (900 m /2952 ft ) 6 – 7 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.
Day 05: Trek from Maccha Khola to Jagat (1410 m/ 4625 ft) 6 – 7 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.
Day 06: Trek to Jagat to Deng (7187 m /23,573 ft) 5- 6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.
Day 07: Trek from Deng to Namrung (2630 m /8626 ft) 5 – 6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.
Day 08: Trek from Namlung to Samagaon (3530 m/11,578 ft) 6 – 7 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.
Day 09: Exploring Pungyen gompa (3530 m/11,578 ft), Tea House Accommodation.
Day 10: Trek from Samagaon — Samdo (3860 m/12,661 ft) 4 – 5 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.
Day 11: Rest Day in Samdo (3860 m/12,661 ft), Tea House Accommodation.
Day 12: Trek from Samdo — Dharamsala/Larkya B. C. (4450 m/14,596 ft) 4- 5 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.
Day 13: Trek from Dharamsala — Larke la (6249 m/ 20497 ft) 8 – 9 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.
Day 14: Trek from Bimthang — Tilije (2300 m/ 7544 ft), Tea House Accommodation.
Day 15: Trek from Tilije — Dharapani (3–4 hours) and drive to Besishar (825 m / 2706 ft), Tea House Accommodation.
Day 16: Drive back from Dharapani to Besishar by local jeep and back to Kathmandu on a comfortable vehicle. 7 – 8 hrs, Hotel Accommodation.
Day 17: Final departure.
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