Manaslu Circuit Trekking

Manaslu Circuit Trekking
Activity
Trekking
Destination
Nepal
  • Trip Grade
    Moderate 
  • Max Altitude
    5220 Meters
  • Group Size
    Min. 2 Pax 
  • Best Time
    March - May and Setpt - Nov 
Featured Trip
All Inclusive Price: $1,380USD

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 way can be challenging and spontaneously rewarding. While the usual time to complete the trek is nearly 17 days, we present you with the shortened version. This shortened version of the expedition doesn’t skip any of the essentials at all.

Manaslu Circuit Trekking has everything that the region offers, from tranquil trails to the isolated villages, from enchanting 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 to embark on this journey, but you will be the select few to step on the new 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 a surreal part of the journey. Moreover, the experience of residing in the dated villages for the night is yet another joyful experience. The old towns 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. It would help if you were already packing up for this journey. With us, the odds and the evens are all in 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 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 a minimum of 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 essential information is that a copy of the passport and photograph must be submitted to the respective tour operator beforehand.

We take care of everything for our valued customers to make the most out of their trips. 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

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

Jayadatta Narasipura, USA Dear Ganga and the entire team, We, Narasipura family would like to thank you and your team for making once in a lifetime experience possible. All three of us loved every minute we spent in the Himalayas and Nepal. After my EBC trek, I wanted to experience Himalayas again with my family. Your team made it possible. Every day, we knew what to expect because Paban explained us on previous evening and in the morning. In seven days, we trekked in the lush green forest, saw numerous waterfalls, were inside the clouds, refreshed ourselves in the river and stream water, took multiple breaks with tea, coffee. Even though it was very hard, especially from 3rd to 5th day, we managed to get over the fatigue to continue because of Paban, Gokul and Ganesh’s help and encouragement. They used to tell us to take it easy (Aaramse jayenke) then we can do it, no need to rush. Paban modified the plan/itinerary based on the time of the day and our physical condition. We always ended the day before 5pm. Paban was flexible and booked the best teahouses, he made our trek very enjoyable. On fourth day, we were scheduled to trek to Upper Sinuwa. He changed it, we stayed at Lower Sinuwa. Because of 4th day’s change of plan, he modified fifth day trek too. Every day, as soon as we woke up, we started off with a hot cup of coffee or tea, they served to us without fail. Enjoying first few minutes of the day looking the sunrise in the mountains with a hot drink was so peaceful and relaxing. At the end of every day, we had fun, talking, playing cards, and having delicious dinner with fresh fruits as dessert. It was a beautiful experience. Paban, Gokul and Ganesh treated us royally and with respect, we are grateful to them. Spending last two days of our trek in the Machapuchare and Annapurna basecamps were a bliss, surrounded by the Annapurna mountain range was just amazing, and unbelievable. On the last day of the trip, we loved the cultural tour of the three cities, we were mesmerized by the artwork. Hope we can come back and enjoy Nepal again. We appreciate everything you did for us to accomplish our dream trek. Datta Trip done between 9th to 18th May 2022
Richard, UK "After extensive research regarding which trekking company to entrust with helping me with my dream holiday I chose The Nepal Hiking Team. This was for a number of reasons.
  1. Ganga and his team were super flexible, quick to respond, and allowed me to build a bespoke holiday that suited my schedule.
  2. When things went wrong at my end, they were quick to come up with solutions to help me out
  3. They understood this was a once in a lifetime experience for me, and answered my many and varied questions.
Once I arrived in Nepal it was immediately clear I had made the right decision. I was picked up from the airport, and driven to the hotel where I met Ganga and my guide Dinesh. Dinesh checked that the equipment I had brought with me was suitable, and NHT provided me a down jacket. The next day we flew out of Kathmandu, to EBC and Island Peak. Dinesh looked after me for the next 12 days in the mountains. He is an expert on the local area. Point at any mountain, and he can tell you how high it is and what its name is. He has travelled extensively over the area for more than 8 years, and he uses this knowledge to enrich your holiday experience. Every hotel you stay in, he knows the owners, and ensures you get a comfortable room. Need your washing done, or a hot shower? He will recommend where (and where not!) to get it done. When you are walking the trails he can tell you how much further you have to go, what bits will be difficult, and which easier. If you are looking to book with Nepal Hiking, and are lucky enough to have Dinesh as a guide then you are going to have a fabulous trip"
Walt Risley, USA When searching for a trekking company I wanted to go with a local group. All the reviews for Nepal Hiking Team were excellent so I choose them. From start to finish they had their act together. Initial correspondence and any email questions were answered by Ganga, the man in charge, by the next day. They kept me up to date with everything I needed as far as entry into Nepal. Picked me up from the airport and got me to my hotel without an issue. I joined a couple from Canada for the trek. Our guide Prakash never left our side from breakfast to dinner. He expedited the flight to and from Lukla which would have been a hectic process without him. Since all of us were in our 50s he established early that we would be in no rush. Whether we got to our next location at 2pm or 4pm didn’t matter. I would rather be outside enjoying the trek than in early playing cards. I felt safe and looked after with him. This trek is tough. It’s much steeper than I anticipated and the altitude change from place to place does not reflect the ascents and descents which on some days doubles the heights you actually do. They ascents into Tengbouche and at Dugla pass are particularly tough but at a slow steady pace they are doable by any who are reasonably fit. Once at the guest house the service didn’t end there. Prakash took care of all our needs. Making sure we had enough to eat and enough water. He wouldn’t leave our side until we turned in for the night which was often quite early. His personality was very soothing. We could not have accomplished what we did without him or our 2 porters. While English was not their strength, they would carry our gear ahead of us to the next location and often double back to see if we needed help and were more than happy to help with our day packs. They also accompanied us on some of the acclimation hikes in case some or one of us wanted to climb higher, splitting us up. After the trek everything was taken care of. I needed a PCR COVID test for a tour in Abu Dahbi the day after I left Kathmandu and Ganga arranged for a nurse to administer it to me in the hotel. Seamless. It’s a long review but I really can’t say enough about these guys, especially for the price. For all the service we got it was amazingly reasonable. Would definitely use this company on any return trip to Nepal and highly recommend!     You can also read this review on trip advisor.
Nicola Ross, Australia The Annapurna circuit trek was one of the best treks I’ve ever experienced. I completed it with my sister (we are both in our early sixties) on a private tour in April 2022. It was very well organized by Nepal Hiking Team, a very professional organization. Nina provided wonderful advice on the trip initially. Our guide, Hari was experienced, attentive, capable, and kind. He made the trip a success for us, along with Nomoratz, our porter, who carried our gear with such good humour. The Himalayas are the most majestic mountain range in the world. The trek was very strenuous and challenging, (more for me than my sister) but was such a wonderful experience. We have learned so much about Hinduism and Buddhism and have developed a great affection and respect for the Nepalese people. They are wonderful hosts with a rich culture we have enjoyed learning about. I highly recommend this company, our guide, and porter if you are considering trekking in Nepal. This country offers real adventure, beauty, and cultural experiences to those who venture here. See this review on TripAdvisor (click here)
Beste Gokkilic Yazar, Turkey We did eight days Mardi Himal trek and it was a very pleasant experience. The whole team arranged everything with great professionalism and they were equally precise when something unexpected or out of the plan happened. They took great care for us both during our accommodation in Kathmandu and the trekking period as well. Our guide Dinesh was also extremely helpful and knowledgeable. I would absolutely recommend him, he was always there with his stunning hospitality when we needed. He is also a great teacher, taught me some of the basics of Nepalese language too :D. I would definitely recommend Nepal Hiking Team if you have any plans to travel to Nepal for trekking purposes.