Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu Circuit Trek

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  • Duration:17 Days
  • Trip GradeStrenuous
  • DestinationTIA Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude5,106 m
  • ActivityTrekking & City Tour
  • Group Size10
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The Manaslu Region Trek is one of the least visited but most beautiful off-the-beaten trekking trails in Nepal. It begins in the hot lowlands, with rivers, lush forests, and rice terraces. The walk follows the Budi Gandaki river, with turquoise lakes and waterfalls. Manaslu trekking offers beautiful mountain scenery and panoramas. This 1992-opened trek traverses the border between Nepal and Tibet, giving us a chance to observe both Buddhist and Hindu cultures. Mt. Manaslu is the world's eighth-highest mountain. Manaslu region treks allow you to see hidden beauty and meet friendly locals. The Manaslu Circuit Trek begins with a lovely drive from Kathmandu to Seti Khola via gorgeous villages, terraced rice fields, and subtropical to alpine forests. Follow the Budi Gandaki river until you reach Bhimangthang. Along the way, you will pass Machha Khola, Dovan, Philim, Deng, Namrung, Sama Gaun, Samdo, and Larke La Pass.

The trail passes through deep woodland, alpine forest, rice terraces, farmlands, and valleys. Larke La Pass (5106 m) is the highest Himalayan pass in Manaslu. This trek offers beautiful views of Manaslu, Himal Chuli, Ngadi Chuli, Shringi, the Larke glacier, the Annapurna Range, and the Lamjung Himal Range. The trails have unique flora and animals.After passing Larkey Pass, you'll reach the Annapurna Circuit climb before reaching Besi Sahar. Manaslu Region also offers stunning treks like the Tsum Valley Trek and the Ganesh Himal Base Camp Trek. You will have many alternatives for altering the schedule based on your interests because the Manaslu Larke Pass Trek spans a sizable trek distance of 177km in the distant Himalayas. For bespoke Nepal trekking, contact us.

The Manaslu Circuit is growing more popular as a trekking destination, but it still draws fewer trekkers than the other routes. The Manaslu journey is so beautiful that everybody who has been there feeling a profound emotional connection to it. The route is also less overcrowded, which is important because many people avoid crowded trails.The Manaslu Circuit Trek lets you experience the mountain's stunning landscape. "The mountain of souls," Mt. Manasalu ranks ninth among the world's tallest mountains. Ridges and glaciers provide the peak with a great view. We pass beautiful glaciers, lush forests, and cultural settlements. These trials will let you experience a centuries-old salt exchange ritual.The trip offers stunning views of Mount Manaslu (8,163 meters) and the Ganesh Himal Range. You also pass past Tibetan-style Buddhist settlements. The trail follows the rushing Budhi Gandaki River from Arughat to its source behind the Larke La Pass (5,125 m).

Major Highlights of Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu Conservation Area

In 1998, the Manaslu Conservation Area was created, covering a large part of the Gorkha region. These areas are known for their well-known trekking and travel routes. This region is home to over a thousand different species of flowering plants, over one hundred other bird species, butterflies, animals, reptiles, etc. Frog species such as Amolops formosus, Ombrana sikkimensis, Nanorana Liebigii, and Duttaphrynus Himalayans as well as mammals like musk deer, snow leopards, blue sheep, and Himalayan tahr, are the predominant species that can be found in this region.

This area is a popular place to visit because it has rivers, glaciers, mountains, and many different kinds of ecosystems. Here, we can see beautiful views of mountains like Manaslu and many others, spend time in nature, and learn about the culture of the local people.

Larkey La Pass (5106 m)

Larkey La Pass, at an elevation of 5106 meters above sea level, connects the Bhimtang valley trip to the Manaslu base camp walk. It may be the world's longest trekking pass. The Manaslu and Annapurna conservation areas are connected by the Larkey La Pass. Manaslu Larke Pass Trek has been popular with adventurers, but now everyone can access it. Trekkers can ascend the pass at will and descend if things go wrong. 

Highlights of Manaslu Circuit Trek

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site excursion in Kathmandu
  • The scenic and beautiful drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola
  • Explore the rich culture of Buddhist and Hindu people.
  • Explore the beautiful traditional villages such as Namrung, Samagaon, and Samdo along with unique viewpoints
  • Discover your spiritual self in the region's most well-known monastery in Lho Gaun - Ribung Gompa and collect the colorful collection of religious artwork
  • Explore one of the trekking trails that don't get a lot of people, and you can learn about Tibetan culture, lifestyle, and habits.
  • Explore the diverse exotic flora and fauna in the restricted Manaslu Conservation Area.
  • Crossing many suspension bridges, walking along the Budi Gandaki River, exploring the dense Rhododendron forest and the variety of plants and animals there, 
  • Stunning views of Mt. Manaslu, Himalchuli, Ganesh Himal, Himlung, Annapurna Himalayan range, and many more snowy peaks
  • Larkey La pass (5,106m), the highest point on the trek 

Best Time to do Manaslu Circuit Trek

The Manaslu Larke Pass Trek is best in early October through November and March through April. This is peak trekking season in Nepal. Rhododendrons will be in bloom, the sky will be clear, the scenery will be nice, and the weather will be comfortable, so it is considered the Best time for Manaslu Circuit Trek.

Fitness for Manaslu Circuit Trek

The Manaslu Circuit Trek is a hard trek that is also known as one of the hardest treks in Nepal. You must trek many times to prepare for the Manaslu Valley Trek (6-7 hours minimum per day). The Manaslu journey is recommended for experienced trekkers who are familiar with Himalayan paths. Cycling, jogging, and swimming improve your core and increase stamina. Walk often to practice long-distance trekking.

Difficulty of the Manaslu Circuit Trek

The Manaslu Circuit Trek is a hard trek that should only be done by trekkers with a lot of experience. The walk is hard, and it takes you through a remote area with few things to do. There are numerous ascents and descents along the trail's steep, rocky, and forested slopes. Similarly, trekkers must survive on minimal necessities and face high heights.

This is one of the best-selling and frequently organized trek packages by Footprint Adventure. We can customize the packages and itineraries according to your group and preferences, for further inquiries you can check out the complete guidebook for Manaslu Circuit or feel free to contact us.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Cost and Itinerary

The Manaslu Circuit Trek cost and itinerary are very adjustable, and we can customize side trips to suit your preferences. The mandatory Manaslu Special Permit with Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) is required to walk over the stunning Manaslu Circuit.

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    Here is the complete itinerary of our special Manaslu Circuit Trek. If you are looking for your own customized itinerary, feel free to contact us.

    Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal lies in the valley surrounded by beautiful green hills from all sides. If you come through the airways, our representative will be there in the airport terminal with your name to give you a warm welcome. After greeting you, our representative will drop you in your hotel and help you with all the check-in work. If you are arriving through the road, our representative will meet you at the respective destination. 

    There will be no activities planned for you. You can take a rest and if you want to explore nearby you can go and explore yourself as well.

    • Accommodation Kumari Boutique Hotel
    • Maximum Altitude1,350 m

    After breakfast, you will be taken to visit some of the famous landmarks of Kathmandu such as  Boudhanath Stupa, Swyambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and Patan Durbar Square. They all are listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites and protected areas as all of them are historically, culturally rich, and ancient. You will get to explore these heritage sites with our experienced city tour guide. You will get a chance to know about the historical facts, stories, and all the information related to these sites. 

    Swyambhunath Stupa is one of the self-sprung Buddhist and Hindu temples, also called the monkey temple. You will enjoy the stupas, temples, shrines, monasteries, and many more things to explore. Similarly, Boudhanath Stupa is one of the oldest Buddhist stupas in Asia and it's an important pilgrimage center for Tibetian Buddhism. Likewise, Pashupatinath Temple is Nepal's biggest Hindu temple that lies on the bank of the Bagmati River, where people worship Lord Shiva shine. Watching the Hindu cremation rites at the bank of the Bagmati river might be a very new experience for you. Patan Durbar Square is one of the three royal squares in the valley. Built-in the medieval era, the Durbar Square used to be the Malla ruler's royal palace and was later used by Shah Kings. 

    After your amazing whole day city excursion, you will get back to your hotel. After that, we will go to one Nepali Cultural Restaurant where you will get both delicious Nepali food along with an amazing cultural performance. You will meet your trekking guide, there will be a short briefing session about your trekking and the guide will basically answer all your queries. 

    • Accommodation Kumari Boutique Hotel
    • MealsBreakfast & Welcome Dinner
    • TimeFull Day
    • Maximum Altitude1,350 m

    After early morning breakfast, we'll leave Kathmandu and drive towards our trekking destination. The 6-7 hour drive in a private jeep would be a scenic and fantastic drive as you'll pass through the traditional villages, rivers, forests, and farmlands. You'll explore the best landscapes from your window seat. En route, you'll stop at a few places for a short break, lunch break, and tea break according to your requirements. In the early evening, we'll arrive in Soti Khola and we stay nearby the Budi Gandaki river. 

    • Accommodation Standard Lodge
    • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Time7-8 hours
    • Maximum Altitude700 m

    Like other trekking trails, you'll start early in the morning after a delicious breakfast at Soti Khola, following the Budi Gandaki river and crossing the mystical Sal forest along the way. You'll follow the newly built roadway which was a bit rocky and narrow before. Now it's quite wide and easier. 

    Following the dense forest trail with numerous waterfalls, towering cliffs and you'll pass a few Gurung and Ghale inhabitants of the Manaslu region. In such a traditional settlement, you'll get local milk of buffalo, yogurt, local food, seasonal vegetables, and fruits. You'll cross several ascendings and descends and you'll also encounter hundreds of mules and donkeys carrying things and goods in the higher elevation. After 5-6 hours of pleasant and scenic walk, we reach a beautiful village Machha Khola located alongside the Budi Gandaki river. 

    • Accommodation Standard Lodge
    • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Time5-6 hours
    • Maximum Altitude700 m

    Another amazing day starts with crossing a beautiful river on the side of the Machha Khola following the Budi Gandaki river and reaching a place called Khorlabesi, where you'll see a small natural hot spring. This part is also inhabited by the Gurung community people, where you'll notice shepherds clad in a typical smoke-browned cape called Bokkhu. Furthermore, you'll reach Dovan for lunch before climbing up for the Jagat. 

    Furthermore, you'll cross a landslip and Yaruphant and continue morning towards the Jagat. At Yaru, you'll cross a cantilever bridge to reach Jagat, a beautiful neatly flagstoned Gurung village. At this village, you'll have to verify your permits at the check post. From this day, you'll hike inside the restriction zone of the Manasalu region. Overnight stay at Jagat.


    • Accommodation Standard Teahouese
    • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Time6-7 hours
    • Maximum Altitude1,340 m

    As like another day, the day began with a delicious breakfast and hiking further across a ridge taking us to the village of Salleri after which we descend to Sirdibas, then cross, using a large suspension bridge the Buri Gandaki river and later ascend sharply to Philim village. After crossing a hillside, we encounter Ekle Bhatti (“lonely teahouse”) before crossing the Budi Gandaki river again. The trail then enters an amazing part of the gorge, surrounded by orchids on the top. After that, a steep climb to the west side of the valley will lead us through bamboo forests to Deng, where we overnight.

    • Accommodation Standard Teahouse
    • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Time5-6hours
    • Maximum Altitude2,095 m

    After your breakfast, you'll cross the bamboo forest, cross the suspension bridge and climb Rana village and Bihi Phedi. between this point, you'll encounter white-faced monkeys and lower alpine forest before crossing small landslides and reaching the Ghap village. When you are crossing the landslide area, you must be extra careful and have to listen to the guide for your safety. 

    After an hour's walk in the lower alpine village, you'll ascend up for like 2 hours to reach the beautiful Namrung village. The place is popular for the best teahouses, coffee shops, and other glossary shops along with you'll see the large apple farm near Namrung. Overnight stay at this beautiful Namrung village. 

    • Accommodation Standard Teahouse
    • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Time6-7 hours
    • Maximum Altitude2,630 m

    Our trek starts after breakfast. The trail goes through Gurung villages and in the dense forest to Sho village. It is an exciting and interesting trek where possible to hear the roaring of deer and birds in the deep jungle. Onward from Sho, the trail is gentle up in the middle of the apple orchard and old-style mountain villages. 

    You will have a close Mountain View from Sho village then pass Lho village and also stop at Ribum monastery. The trail ahead to Shyala is slightly climbing up into the pine forest to Shyala village. Around 10 basic guest houses are available plus gorgeous sights of panoramic mountain views.

    • Accommodation Standard Teahouse
    • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Time5-6 hours
    • Maximum Altitude3,410 m

    This day is the short day of the entire trek, as you start a day a little bit late as compared to other days and start moving towards the Sama Gaun after a delicious breakfast. Walking on the picturesque view of Mt. Manaslu and other beautiful snow-capped mountains. Passing the rhododendron forest, alipine vegetetaion. You'll cross a big suspension bridge before touching the Sama valley. 

    Once you enter the village, mountain views fade, however, the yak pastures and typical settlements will attract you. Sama Gaun is the principal village of the Nubri people which holds a large gompa, many shops, a health post, heliport, telephone/wifi access, etc.

    • Accommodation Standard Teahouse
    • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Time2 hours
    • Maximum Altitude3,530 m

    Today is acclimatization day at Sama, there are few options to spend a day around the Samagaon. We advise you to utilize your day with ascending a couple of hundreds more than sleeping elevation. Please kindly go through the below sentence for the details of a detour around Samagaun.
    Tough Hike: Highly recommend the hike to Manaslu base camp (4820 m), also advice set off from the lodge with sufficient water/soft drinks as well as do not forget to pack an energy bar.
    Manaslu base camp hike takes around 6/7 hours to and fro Sama. A path to the Manaslu base camp is steeply up on the sloppy mountains aside from the large Manaslu glacier. The Manaslu base camp route offers a breathtaking view of the panoramic mountain vista with a wider valley as well as a picturesque view of Birendra Lake.
    Easy Hike: This easy hike takes you around the village, monastery, and Birendra lake.

    • Accommodation Standard Teahouse
    • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • TimeFull Day
    • Maximum Altitude4,400 m

    Today we follow along the Buri Gandaki river and as the valley widens we pass juniper and birch forests until reaching Kermo Kharka. There, the trail descends and passes a wooden bridge; we then reach Samdo after walking through the White Stone Kani. Today can be a bit windy and sometimes exposed but with stunning views.

    • Accommodation Standard Teahouse
    • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Time3-4 hours
    • Maximum Altitude3,865 m

    You’ll see an awesome sunrise view on the nearly massive peaks then the trek starts. The trek starts on yak pasture with semi-mountains landscapes. After crossing a suspension bridge and short ascends take us to a junction known as Larkya Bazaar which used to be a trade center between Tibetan people and local people. The trek continues climbing- up with an exceptional view of Giant Mountain and the north side of Mt. Manaslu to Dharamsala.

    • Accommodation Standard Teahouse
    • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Time3-4hours
    • Maximum Altitude4,460 m

    Today is one of the tough, challenging, and exciting days in entire your Manaslu Tsum valley trek. As it is a hard day, we need to start the trek early morning from Dharamsala. The trails ascend on an off-beaten track with a view of the high Himalayas with a deep valley. As you ascend higher the Himalayan view gets closer and closer to us. The trail continues, passing stunning frozen lakes at bottom of the mountains and the trail became tougher as we came close to the summits of Larkya La Pass because rapidly gaining of altitude in a short period. The summit is located at the ridge between the base of two massive giant peaks and it is decorated with a multi-color of Tibetan flags. After spending some time at Larkya Pass and taking photographs, trek on down with the superb view of mountains, lakes, and huge glaciers. The trail is often slippery from summits to the bottom but more slippery in springs. As we trek descending, we back to lush and green at Bimthang. Bimthang is located at the base of the massive Himalayas and it offers awesome sunrise and sunrise view of the Himalayas.

    • Accommodation Standard Teahouse
    • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Time7-8 hours
    • Maximum Altitude5,106 m

    Our trek drops down after passing through the meadows to the Dudh Khola river where we cross it via a wooden bridge. We then descend further into rhododendron and pine forests before climbing to a ridge decorated with prayer flags. We then drop again to the riverbank at Gho, where the trail crosses rice fields, rhododendron, and oak forests before reaching Tilje. You can take a jeep or walk an hour to reach Dharapani.

    • Accommodation Standard Lodge
    • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Time6-7 hours
    • Maximum Altitude1,970 m

     We jump on the jeep from Dharapani, a scenic drive that offers picturesque sights of a thundering waterfall, deep gorge and villages then pass the rice terrace to Besisahar. It would be like a 3-hour drive to reach Besi Sahar. Relax and enjoy the time in Besisahar. 

    • Accommodation Standard Lodge
    • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Time3-4 hours
    • Maximum Altitude900 m

    Early morning, we took the nice tourist bus to come back to Kathmandu. It would be like a 6-hour scenic and pleasant drive from Besisahar to Kathmandu. 

    • Accommodation Kumari Boutique Hotel
    • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Time6-7 hours
    • Maximum Altitude1,350 m

    Your journey in Nepal comes to an end today. We will transfer you to International Airport for your final departure. Please note that you have to be at the airport before 3 hours of flight time. 

    • MealsBreakfast

    What's Included

    • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
    • 3 Night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with BB plan (Kumari Boutique Hotel)
    • Kathmandu city excursion in private vehicles with a professional city tour  
    • Best available teahouse accommodation during the trek
    • All the ground transportation ( Kathmandu to Soti Khola by Private Jeep, Dharapani to Besi Sahar in Private Jeep, and Besi Sahar to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus)
    • Full board meal ( Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
    • Welcome or Farewell dinner in a traditional Nepali kitchen with a cultural performance
    • An experienced, English-speaking, and government-licensed trekking guide for the entire trek 
    • Experience porter ( one porter for two clients)
    • Staff costs include their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation for the entire trek 
    • A trekking/Duffel bag will be provided ( to be returned at the end of the trip)
    • Carry Me Bag for responsible waste collection throughout the trek
    • Footprint Adventure t-shirt, trip completion certificate, trekking map from the company side 
    • All the necessary permits and paperwork (Special permit, MCAP, ACAP, and TIMS Card)
    • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
    • All government and local taxes along with company service charge 
    • Nepalese visa fee. Details of visa fees in Nepal, here 
    • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu 
    • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
    • Travel and rescue insurance, emergency transfer, and medical expenses 
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
    • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)
    • Things that are not mentioned in included list 

    Dates & Price


    Departure DateTrip StatusPrice 
    dateSeptember 06, 2024 - September 22, 2024StatusAvailablepriceUS$1790

    Additional Info

    High Altitude Sickness

    Manaslu Trekking would be a lifetime memory in your life. If you are not fit we will not recommend doing this trekking. While you are going toward the high place, you may have high altitude problems so you drink a lot of liquid, Ginger soup is good for high altitude, and we will recommend Diamox medicine for high altitude. If you have another serious problem you have to admit the hospital soon in this case you call the helicopter for rescue and our staff will help to you with your treatment. If you have medical insurance the rescue helicopter payment will be covered by the insurance company so medical insurance is necessary to go this trekking.

    Trekking Grade

    Manaslu Trekking is a pretty long trek that goes right into high mountain country so, it is physically quite strenuous and involves approx 5-6 hours of trekking along the way. There is no previous experience required, used to some regular exercise and enjoy walking in high altitude conditions.


    The Manaslu Trekking best season starts from mid-September till November end and from the beginning of March until the end of May. The morning time usually clear, with clouds building up during the afternoon, & disappearing at night. Trekking during the monsoon and winter is also possible.


    We will provide freshly cooked food from the local guest house or restaurant. You will have breakfast and dinner at the lodge and lunch available along the trail. You can find a wide variety of Nepali and Western food as well as drinks.


    Manaslu Trekking starts your transfer from your Kathmandu airport to Hotel then Kathmandu Hotel to Aarughat and  Beshisahar to Kathmandu by jeep or by public bus.

    Electricity, Telephone and Internet

    There are few places available for Telephone and Internet. You can get an internet password from the hotel counter for the telephone and the internet cost would be extra. Most of the lodges/ guest houses take an additional charge for battery charging. There is no electricity in the Langtang Region. There is electricity or solar power where you can recharge your camera batteries, laptop, mobile, etc. that cost you need to pay extra.

    Drinking Water

    Bottled water is available along the trail until the last village. You can take buy boiled water from the lodge or restaurant or you can use Iodine or water-purifying medicines.


    In Kathmandu, you will get 4 to 5-star standard Hotel or resort accommodation. During the trekking part,  rooms will be basic, normally just a bed with a pillow and blankets. You will have a private room but the bathroom will be outside. There are some guest houses with attached bathrooms as well as but they will cost extra.

    Group Leader and Crew

    We promise we will provide Trained Experienced with honesty local Trekking Guide and Sherpa staff when there are 8 or more members in the Group and porters to carry your luggage and there will be 1 porter for 2 members.

    Trekking Equipment

    It's not necessary to spend a lot of money on extra equipment and clothing before your trip. The majority of these gears can be bought at reasonable rates in Kathmandu.

    Trekking Days

    The time schedule is very important for enjoying the trip with the Guide porters and trekkers Each morning after packing our bags and hot breakfast, we set off on the day’s walk. After walking for 3-4 hours we stop for lunch around midday. The afternoon’s walk.  The remainder of the afternoon can be spent exploring the village, doing a bit of washing, or simply relaxing with a good book. On some days we will arrive at our destination by lunchtime and the entire afternoon will be free.

    Customize Itinerary

    As per your time schedule if there is no suitable date for trekking departure from Kathmandu so please mention your suitable time and date then we will organize your great trip to Manaslu Trekking.

    Trip Extensions

    In addition to Manaslu Trekking, we can organize trips to Annapurna, Everest, Manasalu, Mustang trekking, Mountain Flight, water rafting,  jungle safari, City tour (Kathmandu, Pokhara, or Lumbini ) homestay Tour, Nepal Cultural Tour, Tibet tour, Bhutan tour or India tour extension as per your time limit.


    Q1. What kind of accommodation can we expect on the Manaslu Circiut Trek?

    Manaslu Trekking provides modest teahouse lodging. Most of the rooms are small, with a double bed and a shared bathroom. Even though you will be given a blanket at the teahouses, bring a high-quality sleeping bag with you to remain warm while trekking. A camping trek is another option for the Manaslu Circuit Trek.


    Yes, you can always upfront in terms of package and itinerary customization. We can personalize the itinerary according to your arrival date, time, and departure.

    Feel free to contact us, here for any inquiries, or customization.

    When packing for the Manaslu Circuit trek, functional and appropriate clothing should be prioritized. Pick trekking shirts that are breathable, light, and will keep you comfortable all day. Long sleeve shirts are helpful for layering and sun protection. Pack a fleece or softshell jacket for layering when necessary in addition to an insulated or down jacket for cooler weather. It's a good idea to pack thermal base layers for cooler days or high elevations, and versatile options like trekking pants and/or convertible pants are also available. To protect you from rain and wind, you must wear waterproof and breathable hiking pants and a waterproof and windproof jacket. To stay comfortable in chilly weather, don't forget to take warm hats, gloves, and a neck gaiter or buff. Bring a sun hat or cap as well to protect yourself from the sun. Make sure to have durable, comfortable, broken-in trekking footwear and to choose comfortable, moisture-wicking hiking socks.

    It is important to prepare physically for the Manaslu Circuit trek if you want to have a successful and pleasurable trekking experience. It's essential to put priority on improving your strength, cardiovascular fitness, and endurance. Improve your cardiovascular endurance by performing frequent aerobic exercises like walking, jogging, cycling, or swimming. 

    Aim for cardiovascular exercise for at least 30 to 1 hour, three to four times each week. Incorporate strength-training workouts as well to develop your leg muscles and core strength. Your legs can be strengthened with squats, lunges, step-ups, and calf raises, while your stability and balance can be improved with planks and stomach exercises. To get used to the weight you'll be carrying on the trek, practice hiking with a loaded backpack. During your training hikes, gradually add more weight to your backpack to imitate the terrain you'll face. 

    There aren't many medical services along the Manaslu Circuit trek route, particularly in the more remote regions. It is important to plan beforehand and adopt the appropriate safety measures for medical care during the journey.

    In some of the larger villages like Soti Khola, Jagat, Deng, and Samagaun that are along the trip, there are a few small medical clinics and fundamental healthcare facilities. For mild illnesses or injuries, these institutions can offer basic first aid and primary care services. It is crucial to keep in mind that these clinics might only have a few resources, and the medical staff might not all be highly skilled.

    It's also important to properly acclimate to the altitude and recognize the signs of altitude sickness. Immediately descend to a lower elevation and seek medical attention if you or your trekking partners experience severe altitude sickness symptoms.

    Although it is not required, it is highly recommended to have some prior trekking experience before starting the Manaslu Circuit trek. The Manaslu Circuit is regarded as a difficult journey since it requires negotiating high-altitude passes and traveling through unfriendly, rocky terrain.

    You will be better able to prepare physically and emotionally for the challenges of the trek if you have previous trekking experience. It will help you prepare for the long trekking days, the fluctuating weather, and any potential difficulties brought on by the altitude. 

    Additionally, prior trekking experience will provide you with the fundamental navigational techniques, safety considerations, and general trekking culture. It's essential to be self-sufficient and knowledgeable about how to deal with problems like blisters, altitude sickness, and shifting weather that can occur during a journey.

    Keep in mind that the Manaslu Circuit trek can only be done with a registered trekking company and a qualified guide and requires a unique trekking permit. They can evaluate your level of fitness and advise you accordingly, making the experience safer and more pleasurable.

    Yes, hiring a guide and porter is highly advised for the Manaslu Circuit Trek. Your trekking trip can be significantly improved by hiring a guide and porter as they'll be able to help you out, watch out for you, and handle logistics.

    An experienced guide will be familiar with the Manaslu Circuit trekking trail and will know the finest places to stay along the way as well as the trail and regional customs. A guide can also be useful in the event that there are crises or unforeseen circumstances that may occur while on the walk.

    It is advised to work with a trustworthy trekking company in Nepal when hiring a guide and porter. These organizations can make arrangements for knowledgeable porters and trustworthy guides who are familiar with the area. Additionally, they can also help with logistics for organizing the required permits.

    Age limitations do apply to the Nepali Manaslu Circuit Trek. The Manaslu region is one of the limited places where the Nepalese government has established an age restriction for trekking. 

    When organizing a trek like the Manaslu Circuit, it's crucial to take everyone's fitness level and general health into account, regardless of age. Before beginning this strenuous trek, it is advised that trekkers engage in physical preparation.

    It's also important to keep in mind that specific travel firms or trekking organizations can have their own age restrictions or participant requirements. It is advisable to inquire about any additional requirements or limits with the specific organization or corporation overseeing the expedition.

    The Manaslu Larke Pass Trek is best in early October through November and March through April. This is peak trekking season in Nepal. Rhododendrons will be in bloom, the sky will be clear, the scenery will be nice, and the weather will be comfortable, so it is considered the Best time for Manaslu Circuit Trek.

    The Manaslu Circuit trip typically lasts between 14 and 18 days to complete. The length of the Manaslu Circuit trek might vary depending on the route followed, the pace of the trekker, and the fitness level of the trekkers, among other variables.

    The Manaslu Circuit Journey is a difficult trek that should only be attempted by experienced trekkers. The walk is difficult and takes you through a secluded location where resources are scarce. There are numerous ascents and descents along the trail's steep, rocky, and forested slopes. Similarly, trekkers must survive on minimal necessities and face high heights.


    As opposed to camping, tea house trekking is a more economical option. Tea house trekking, which is run by locals, allows you to directly contribute to the neighborhood while also making the trip easier. A camping trek to Manaslu is an excellent option, but it comes at a high cost. Because you must carry everything, you will have to hire porters, which might be costly. If your budget allows, a camping trek provides a highly authentic and enjoyable hiking experience.


    We provide a well-planned 18-day Manaslu Circuit Trek itinerary. The trek begins at 710 meters at Soti Khola, according to our itinerary. It takes 8 to 9 hours of a spectacular journey from Kathmandu to get here. Similarly, Syange (1,080 meters) marks the end of our journey. From here, the picturesque drive to Kathmandu takes another 8 to 9 hours. We will be driving in a comfy private jeep.

    If you want to explore the Manaslu region, the best months are March to April and October to November. The best times to visit Manaslu Circuit Trek are in the spring and fall. These seasons offer the most stunning scenery, weather, and climatic conditions. Check out our blog on the Manaslu Circuit Trek in autumn.


    Yes, permits are required for the trek to Manalsu. Furthermore, because the Manaslu region is a protected area in Nepal, trekkers must get a special Restricted Area Permit (RAP) from the Nepalese government to be able to trek in this region. You will also require a permit for the Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP) and the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP).


    To prepare for the Manaslu Circuit Trek, you must work on increasing your stamina and hiking for lengthy periods of time (6-7 hours minimum per day). The Manaslu trip is advised for experienced hikers who are familiar with Himalayan trails and are physically capable of overcoming hardships. Cycling, jogging, and swimming are excellent cardiovascular exercises for strengthening your core and increasing stamina. You can also go to the gym and develop a program to prepare you for the journey. Similarly, go on regular walks to get practice hiking for long periods of time.


    No, most Manaslu circuits do not require supplemental oxygen. Furthermore, our Manaslu Circuit Trek route includes adequate acclimatization days to let trekkers adjust to the height as it climbs.


    No, you can't do the Manaslu Circuit Trek alone. Neither an individual guide nor a tour operator can assist you in obtaining the restricted area permit. A party of two trekkers, a guide, and a porter is required under the guidelines. You must trek with a Nepali-registered trekking agency, which can only assist you in obtaining the requisite trekking permits.


    The Manaslu Circuit Trek stands out from other well-known treks in Nepal because it offers a unique and difficult adventure in the Himalayas. The walking paths are less crowded, and the vistas of the Himalayas are breathtaking. You will be exposed to the rich Tibetan Buddhist culture as well as unique vegetation. Similarly, start a limited area in Nepal where no one can travel as they choose. Trekkers must adhere to strict regulations and pay an exorbitant permit price. Trekking in the Manaslu region is more exclusive, as opposed to the famous Everest Base Camp trek and the Annapurna Circuit Trek.


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