• Modified on Jun 9, 2022

The Manaslu Circuit Trek is a popular route for both international tourists and locals. Since the number of Nepali tourists has risen unexpectedly, the Manaslu Trek has become one of their most popular destinations. Every week, I get a lot of questions about the Manaslu Circuit Trek cost for Nepali.

In this article, we hope to answer some questions you may have about Manaslu. A permit, transportation, a guide (optional), and, of course, food and lodging are all required to complete this trek. The prices for these necessities have been compiled below.

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Manaslu Circuit Trek Overview

The Manaslu Circuit Trek is a classic off-the-beaten-path adventure that takes you through the pure wilderness and awe-inspiring natural beauty. The Manaslu Circuit Trek 14 days, is a 177-kilometre trek that skirts the Manaslu massif, crossing the pass and down to Annapurna. 

You will gain insight and witness both Hindu and Buddhist ways of life as you travel along the Nepal-Tibet border. During the trek, you will see a variety of mountains, including more than ten peaks higher than 6,500 meters. Also few peaks higher than 7,000 and 8000 meters.

How much does the tea house (accommodation) on the Manaslu Trek cost?

The Manaslu Circuit is a teahouse trek in Nepal. As teahouses have begun to spring up in Manaslu, I assure you that lodging will not be an issue. All of the tea houses are getting ready to open for business, and trekkers can stay at any time.

The cost for one twin-sharing room is roughly Rs. 300-700 a night. You might be able to sleep alone if you book a room with two twin beds. Some teahouses will only charge for food and give free rooms.

How much does the food cost on Manaslu Trekking?

When trekking at a high altitude, food is an absolute necessity. Many trekkers are concerned that they will not be able to eat properly hygienic food while on the trail. But, you can find a basic food menu with good hygiene.

Food costs between 500 and 700 rupees depending on the menu, which is more expensive than in Kathmandu. Menu choices are limited as you go to higher altitudes. If you have a specific food craving, make sure to satisfy it before leaving Kathmandu. You might not be able to eat continental food where you're trekking.

How much does transportation cost for Manaslu Circuit Trek

The only way to get around the Manaslu Circuit trek is to take a bus or a jeep. You can also rent a car, but this can be expensive for some people.

Your trek starts from Arughat. You will need to pay around Rs. 700-800 if you take a local bus from Gorkha to Arughat. Local buses, on the other hand, are frequently overcrowded.

A private jeep ride from Kathmandu to Arughat, on the other hand, costs between Rs. 15,000 and 20,000. In comparison to local buses, the journey in a private jeep will be much easier and more comfortable.

Your trek will end in Dharapani, where you will take a jeep to Besisahar, which will cost you around Rs. 1600. You will then take a direct bus to Kathmandu from Dharapani, which will cost between 600 and 800 rupees.

What will be the cost of clothes and trekking gear for the Manaslu Circuit Trek?

The cost of clothing and trekking equipment is solely determined by the season in which you travel. The price varies depending on how much you already own and how much you plan to purchase new. The cost of clothing and trekking equipment ranges from Rs 15,000 to Rs 20,000 on average.

However, you can cut costs by renting a lot of trekking equipment that you may not need in the future. Instead of purchasing all new clothing for the trek, you can bring your own from home.

How much does the Manaslu Trekking Permit cost?

The Nepalese government has special rules for entry to national parks and charges a fee. Manaslu Circuit Trek is a restricted area, but it is free for Nepalese who travel there. Because most of the trek takes place in the Annapurna Conservation Area and the Manaslu Conservation Area, you'll need to obtain entry permits for both.

The entry fee for both national parks is Rs. 100 per person per entry. For the child under 10 years, it is free to get inside national parks.

Do I need to donate to the monasteries and the temples?

A donation is not compulsory on your treks. However, because this is one of the more remote treks, your small donation can help to improve the monasteries and temples.

So, if you want to help the heritage in some way, you can donate whatever amount you want.

Do I have to pay to charge my electronic gadgets or for wifi?

Yes, you must pay a fee to charge your electronic devices. They use solar lights to light their homes and rooms because there is no good electricity in the higher altitudes.

As a result, they charge you for charging your devices. Typically, they charge between Rs. 100 and Rs. 250 for each device.
They also charge around Rs. 100 to Rs. 300 for internet and wifi access. If you want to buy a 4G SIM card with an internet package, you will get it at a minimum cost in Kathmandu.

Money-saving tips

Money-saving tips for Manaslu Circuit Trek

  • Don't buy water on the trek

If you want to save a lot of money, bring some water-cleaning products. Your options are quite wide. You can use SteriPen, water purification tablets, or Lifestraw.

If you want to save money, you can bring your own bottle and refill it at the taps and streams. You can also add water purification tablets to make them drinkable.

  • Don´t drink alcohol

Alcohol is extremely expensive on the Manaslu Circuit trek. A bottle of local beer can range in price from 350 to 700 rupees. On the trail, a glass of wine will set you back about 500 rupees. Alcohol is already bad for acclimatization because it slows everything down. So, for the sake of your health and your wallet, stay sober.

  • Bucket shower

As you go up in price, hot showers become more expensive. It is unsurprising that most lodges use solar panels to generate electricity. So, not only is hot water expensive, but it is also not guaranteed. As a result, it's best to take a bucket shower during the trek.

Another option is to bring some wet wipes and use them instead of a bucket of water. Because wet wipes are not biodegradable, please bring them back to Kathmandu for disposal.

  • Rent gears

It is quite expensive to purchase everything new for your trek. You can rent trekking equipment in Kathmandu or Pokhara if you don't plan on using it in the near future. Rather than spending a lot of money on new trekking equipment, you can rent it for a very low price.

  • Bring a power bank

You'll need a charge for at least your phone or camera because you'll be in the mountains for several days. Carry an extra power bank with you to save money on the extra cost of charging your electronic devices. It provides you with additional power and reduces the cost of charging your devices at rest stops along the way.

  • Disconnect from the outside world

When you disconnect from the outside world, you lose access to wifi, Instagram, Facebook, and other social media platforms. Trekking is about enjoying the trail; social media will wait. By avoiding the purchase of expensive wifi, you can disconnect from society and save a significant amount of money. And, it also saves the battery life of your device and does not require you to recharge it for a longer time. Purchase a local SIM card in case you need to contact your family, and ensure that you have a way to contact people in the event of an emergency.

  • Carry snacks and chocolate bars from Kathmandu

We not only save money by not purchasing lunches on the trail, but we also have our food with us in case we get hungry. Even if you get them, you will have to pay a high price because such products are expensive in that country. Because they will be transported to the tea houses by porters or donkeys.

Final Say

With a good plan, trekking to Manalsu could be much more affordable than you think.  Money is obviously a difficult topic to discuss and even more difficult to deal with, but it is an important factor to consider when planning your trip. So, using these tips, make the necessary preparations for your next hiking adventure.

Based on a rough estimate, the Manaslu package for 14 days could cost anywhere between Rs. 20,000 and Rs. 25,000 per person. If you are travelling in a large group, the cost will be lower because you can share a room. You can also cut down on the number of days you spend trekking. 

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