Manaslu Circuit Trek - 17 DaysManaslu Circuit Trek - 17 Days

Manaslu Circuit Trek - 16 Days

Key Information
  • Duration16 Days
  • Difficulty LevelModerate
  • Max Altitude5,106/16,752ft
  • Arrival CityKathmandu
  • Best TimeMarch-May/Sep.-Dec.
  • Group Size2-16

About The Trip

The outlying terrain, rugged paths, thundering waterfalls, unique culture, soaring Himalayan prospects are some of the things that make the Manaslu Circuit Trek overwhelming & worthwhile. The trail passes around Manaslu massif and passes down to the Annapurna region. The trek takes you to the foot of Mt. Manaslu, the world's 8th highest mountain at (8,156 m/26,758 ft.).

Overview

Manaslu Circuit Trekking is a classic off the beaten path with pure wilderness and the mystifying beauty of nature. Arranged along the border of Nepal and Tibet, you will insight and eyewitness the way of life of both Hindu and Buddhists. The panoramic views of majestic Himalayas alongside an encounter of an admirable merger of natural beauty and flourishing ancient culture are the special features bestowed by the trek that is bound to swipe away your heart.

The sublime experiences you enjoy in the Manaslu Round Trek are unlike any other you would ever imagine. The wealth of beautiful nature in the Manaslu Region stuns the imagination and gripping in you. You will get an opportunity to get a close view of the 8th highest mountain in the world Mt. Manaslu and cross the real paradise of Larke La Pass which offers a 360-degree range of Himalayan ranges. Including Manaslu, you will also get a chance to observe Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh Himal Range, Himal Chuli, and many other mountains. The circuit trek takes you from humid lowlands with terraces of rice and millet through canyons of Budi Gandaki with turquoise waters and amazing waterfalls.

Manaslu Circuit Trek will help to refresh your tired eyes and also fills the bracing energy-giving spirit when you will immerse in nature. Manaslu Trek takes you through verdantly amusing jungles of flowering rhododendron, alpine woodlands like pine, cedar, birch, juniper, and delightful meadows. During the trek, you will get an opportunity to cross 2 conservation areas i.e. Manaslu Conservation Area and Annapurna Conservation Area. These conservation areas are also the home to wild animals like snow leopard, brown bear, red panda, and many more. It is also the home of varied endangered floras and faunas. You will be amazed to hike through beautiful woods up there to climb on the ridge above the big rapids of the Budi Gandaki River. Spotting the national bird of Nepal, Dhanfe, or grey langur monkey up in the cliff is a stirring experience for every one of us.

In spite of its beautiful nature, Manaslu also shares much of its culture with the neighboring Tibet. So, in most cultures, the lifestyle of the local folks here is Tibet-influenced. Manaslu Circuit Trek gives you the wonderful opportunity to witness traditions that are ancient in nature and surprising superstitions the folks believe. Central hills are dominated by Gurung ethnic groups, Bhotias are dominated in the upper part of the Manaslu Region. Despite tough, cold, and harsh weather conditions those local people will welcome you with a warm heart.

Manaslu is a fabulous trail and notable for the natural diversity of landscapes that it traverses. However, the prospects we witness don’t come easy; the paths are rock-strewn and sometimes steep. It also includes unsteady bridges and slippery rocks – this is all part of adventure into the wild.

Around Manaslu Circuit Trek gives you an experience of rural Nepal, panoramic views, and glaciers which make memories for a lifetime. For those who have more time and want to explore more Manaslu Region, our Tsum Valley with Manaslu Trek and Tsum Valley Trek may be best for you. So, sign up with The Himalayan Odyssey to make your trek free from irrelevant worries.

Related Article: Altitude Sickness in Manaslu Circuit Trek
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Manaslu Circuit Trek Route

Around Manaslu Circuit Trek route begins with a long drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola around (137.5 km) would approximately take an 8 to 9 hours ride. During this adventure ride along the green hills, you can see the beautiful mountains and rivers flowing by our side. Our trek from Soti Khola to Sama Gaon will be an adventurous and challenging trek full of surprises from nature. You will enjoy the beautiful display of nature when coming across pleasant alpine meadows and pouring waterfalls. Immersing into the beautiful Sal and bamboo forests, big rapids of Budhi Gandaki River, and spotting the national bird or a monkey is a lively experience for every one of us. Fluttering prayer flags, mani stones, and chortens will be seen along the trail. As you reach Sama Gaon, we spend an extra night to acclimatize our body for the future and you can see an amazing view of Mt. Manaslu from here. During the rest day, you can visit Birendra Lake or Pungyen Monastery.

Further following our destination will be more adventures which leads you to Larkya La Pass (5,106 m/16,751 ft.). We will perceive a striking view of Mt. Manaslu and also the Larkya glacier. After leaving our footprints on the Larkya La Pass summit, a stunning panoramic view of peaks like Himlung Himal, Kang Guna, Annapurna II, etc. will be waiting for us to give a treat to our eyes. Descend down the trail leading us to a large field in Bhimtang (3,720 m) then further proceeding to Dharapani. From there we ride the local transportation back to Kathmandu.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Difficulty

The trek begins from sub-tropical to tundra climatic zones, whereas crossing six different climatic zones. The trekking altitude is diverse, it spreads from 715 m to 5,218 m and goes through the Budi Gandaki valley, which is surrounded by Mt Manaslu. It is challenging due to its gradual altitude and walking into thin air. The Manaslu Trek is perfect for people who have the good physical condition and are keen to walk at high altitudes. Trekking in Manaslu is moderate to strenuous.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Weather

Nepal contains a diverse landscape with different geographical conditions. This is the main reason to visit Nepal throughout the year. Nepal boasts all tropical as well as alpine weather conditions. So, if you are thinking of visiting Nepal you can schedule throughout the year. There are generally four seasons a year and fit destinations as their attraction.

Winter Season (December to February)

During the winter season, there will be moderate to heavy snowfall at high altitudes occasionally. So, it is best not to trek such a high altitude as Manaslu Circuit Trek in the Himalayas during the winter. There may be the risk of a slippery road due to the snow and danger with cold weather. But some adventure seekers dare to trek Manaslu Circuit during winter too. It is best to trek to lower altitudes like the Terai region as the days are better in this season.

Spring Season (March to May)

Spring is the best season for Manaslu Circuit Trek and more crowded too. The views of mountains and other natural sceneries are mesmerizing. During this season, the trials and forest are decorated with wildflowers which makes your trek more attractive. It feels delighted with singing birds, beautiful views, wildflowers, and mountains in the background. You will get an opportunity to capture the perfect nature with a clear sky, beautiful faces of mountains, and attractive nature. At higher elevations the mountain views are excellent and the temperature is moderate even at night.

Summer Season (June to August)

This season is best to avoid any trekking as the heavy rain makes the trial more dangerous. Trekking will be unfordable with muddy trials and full of leech during the trek. And Nepal has a high risk of landslides mainly in a hilly region. But if you are vegetation and wild species of flora lover then you are most welcome to Nepal. This season is blessed for the keen botanist as the higher valleys and grasslands blossom with wildflowers and lush vegetation. Manaslu Circuit is not suitable however places like Mustang, Manang, and Dolpo are located in a rain shadow. So, those areas will be best as the temperature will be mild and the weather is not so tough.

Autumn Season (September to November)

Autumn is another best season for Manaslu Circuit Trek. This season is best for excellent weather and tantalizing views of mountains. This is the boon season as you can find many tourists on the trekking trail. The weather in this season is clear with mild to warm days and little cold nights. It will be safe in Nepal to trek as there are very low possibilities of slippery trials and bad weather. In this season, you will also get an opportunity to experience Nepalese main festivals like Dashain and Tihar.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Cost

When you are thinking about exploring the Himalayas like Manaslu Circuit, there will be lots of factors to take into consideration like route, best time, how fit do we need to be? But one of the most important confusion will be, “How much does Manaslu Circuit Trek cost?”

Whether you are budget dependent or not, it is important to consider how much you want to pay for the trip and what is the actual cost. The baseline cost of the Manaslu Circuit Trek will depend on the number of variables. Your cost will change based on how comprehensive you want your trip to be.

On average Manaslu Circuit, the trek will be generally 15-20 days and the cost is generally somewhere between USD 1800 to USD 1785. This price includes domestic flights, trekking permits, meals, professional trekking guides, porters, accommodation, entry fees, and others. You will get some discounts if you are in groups. The cost of Manaslu Circuit Trek highly depends upon traveling as private or in a group.

Manaslu Trek Permit Cost

The permit cost for Manaslu Trek depends on the seasons and the number of days you will spend in this region. To trek to the Manaslu region, you will need 3 kinds of permits issued by the Government of Nepal.

Manaslu Restricted Permit

  • Manaslu trek permit costs $100.00 for the first 7 days and USD 15.00 each additional day from September to November.
  • Manaslu trek permit costs $75.00 for the first 7 days and USD 10.00 each extra day from December to August.

Manaslu Conservation Area Permit (MCAP)

The entry fee, for SAARC USD.10 per person, and for other Nationals USD.30 per person.

Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP)

The entry fee person, for SAARC USD.10 per person, and for other Nationals USD.30 per person.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Altitude

                                                Photo: Altitude Chart

 

Highlights

  • Manaslu Circuit Trek showcases the majestic Manaslu (8,156 m/26,758 ft.) in its absolute grandeur.
  • The rugged paths are few traveled hence isolated. It beats the overcrowdedness of other mainstream trails.
  • The trek follows diverse terrains and demanding tracks. The raggedness unites beauty to this trekking experience.
  • Get the striking view of peaks in the world like Manaslu, Annapurna II, Himlung Himal, Nemjung, Kang Guru, and many more.
  • Spot animals like Mountain goat, Jaharal, Blue sheep, and Snow leopard.
  • Trek through the Larkya La Pass (5,160 m), a dramatic pass of the Himalaya
  • Observe the rich Tibetan and mountain people culture in the region.
  • Hike to breathtaking Birendra Lake, a freshwater lake located at the foot of Manaslu.
  • You will cross two national parks, Manaslu Conservation Area and Annapurna Conservation Area.
  • Follow the Budi Gandaki River Gorge during the trek.

Itinerary

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We, The Himalayan Odyssey, will organize the Manaslu Circuit Trek with proper arrangements. However, there can be some issues that are beyond our handle. Heavy rainfall, snowing, avalanches and landslides can extend the trip to the lower altitude.

This itinerary is only for guidelines. We can customize the itinerary according to your requirement and the time you have. All above trekking hours and distances are estimated, and it is certainly for general ideas only.

Abbreviation

B - Breakfast
L - Lunch
D - Dinner

The Himalayan Odyssey representatives will be there at the airport to receive you, and after your arrival, you will be taken to the hotel. You can rest, and then you will meet your trekking guide. We will then have an interaction session, and we will prepare for our trek. At night we will have dinner, which will consist of Nepali cuisine.

  • Accommodation 3-Star hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Maximum Altitude1,300 m/4,264 ft.

On this day, you will have the chance to interact with your guide and do some shopping for your trek. Later, we will go around the famous UNESCO world heritage sites around Kathmandu valley. Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal, and it houses heritages of-of religions such as Buddhism and Hinduism. We will go to Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath, Pashupati, and Swayambhunath. This will take the entire day, and we spend the night in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation 3-Star hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • TimeFree Day
  • Maximum Altitude1,300 m/4,264 ft.

On this day, we will head to Soti Khola. The drive will take us through the rural part of Nepal. We will pass through several terraced farm fields, forests, and towns along our way. We will cross Dhading Besi and take an off-road route until we get to SOti Khola. We will rest in Soti Khola for the night and prepare for the following morning.

  • Accommodation Hotel
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Time8-9 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude710 m/2,328 ft

We finally start on foot as we make our way to Machhikhola. The trail is fairly simple on this day as we encounter moderate climbs. We will pass through a forest and will cross a number of suspension bridges. We will also come across pasture lands and terraced fields. We will finally reach Machi Khola after walking for about 5-6 hours.

  • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Time5-6 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude900 m/2,952 ft

We will cross the 1000 meters mark on this day. We will encounter an uphill trail in the beginning, and it will then descend until we cross Tharo Khola. We will then reach the village of Khorla Besi. After a gentle incline, we will head to Tatopani. Tatopani has natural hot springs; if you are interested, you can spend some quality time here. We will continue with our journey and then cross a ridge and cross another suspension bridge over the Budhi Gandaki river. We will then head to Dobhan, and after crossing this village, we will encounter another suspension bridge and find the Yaru river below us. Then we will walk down a steep decline until we reach the banks of Budhi Gandaki and finally reach Jagat.

  • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Time6-7 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude1,340 m/4,395 ft

Today, we will head to Deng. We will ascend through the trail, which culminates into a flatland after an hour of walking. We will again cross the Budhi Gandaki river and enter the village of Phillim. Most of the inhabitants of this village are the people of the Gurung community. You can also visit some of the monasteries of this region. We will finally reach Deng, which is situated at an altitude of 1804 meters.

  • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Time5-6 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude2,095 m/6,871 ft

On this day, we will cross the 2000 meters in altitude as we head to Namrung. The trail changes and becomes a bit more challenging, and so will the landscape, giving us an idea about what is to come in the future. We will cross a few settlements and make our way through the forest trail. During spring, these forests are covered with rhododendron flowers. Also, we can visit some of the monasteries.

  • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Time5-6 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude2,900 m/9,512 ft

On this day, we will head to Samagaon, which is located at an altitude of 3530 meters. Interesting right? Since the altitude will see a drastic rise, we must train at a pace that we are comfortable with. We will also take breaks regularly so that we don’t encounter any problems. On our way, we will be able to catch the view of Mt. Manaslu. The Samagaon is small but spread with stone-built houses and monasteries.

  • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Time6-7 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude3,530 m/11,500 ft

There comes the point in a trek where you will need to rest and acclimatize to the changing altitude. This is the day. But we won’t sit idle as we have many places to visit. After exploring, we will head back to our teahouse. Make sure you rest properly, as the last lap of the trek will get quite challenging.

Related Article: Samagaon | Best Acclimatization Places in Manaslu Region

  • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
  • MealsB,L,D
  • TimeRest Day
  • Maximum Altitude3,500 m/11,480 ft

We will wake up early in the morning to catch the spectacular sunrise. We will then leave for Samdo. This trail from Samagaon to Samdo is not very difficult. We will come across massive pasture lands where you can see yaks grazing. We will also be able to catch a view of other mountains. On this day, we will walk a total of 4 hours and rest in Samdo, which is at an elevation of 3690 meters.

  • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Time4-5 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude3,690 m/12,103 ft

Today you will explore the Tibet side. You will be able to witness the mesmerizing view of Mt. Manaslu.

  • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Time6-7 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude3,690 m/12,103 ft

We will finally cross the 4000 meters mark as we make our way to Dharamsala. The trail is quite challenging, but it also offers a serene view of the mountains and the valley below. We will ascend for about 4-5 hours and finally reach Dharamsala. Dharamsala is a beautiful village and also an important trading village. It is a resting point for trekkers aiming to cross the Larke La Pass. On this day, we go to sleep early as we need to leave early in the morning.

  • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Time5-6 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude4,450 m/14,596 ft

This day will be the highlight of the trek. We will cross the Larke La Pass, which is at an altitude of 5106 meters. It will be a strenuous climb but a fulfilling one when we get to the top. Get your cameras out and enjoy the view of this spectacular land. Also, enjoy the view of the mountains such as Himlung Himal (7,126 meters), Cheo Himal (6,820 meters), Kang Koru (6,981 meters), and Annapurna II (7,937 meters). After crossing the pass, we will head to Bhimthang, situated at an altitude of 3750 meters.

  • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Time5-6 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude5,106 m/16,752 ft

We will now begin to retrace our steps as we descend to Tilje. The trail now gets less challenging, and we will come across a forest trail filled with rhododendron trees. We will then enter farmlands and cross a few villages until we finally reach Tilje.

  • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Time5-6 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude2,300 m/7,544 ft

On this day, we return to Kathmandu via bus, and it will take about 8-9 hours to reach Kathmandu. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Nepali countryside. Later in the evening, you can go around Thamel, do your souvenir shopping and pack for your departure. At night, we will have our farewell dinner.

  • Accommodation 3-Star hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch
  • Time8-9 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude1,300 m/4,264 ft.

    Cost Details

    Included
    • Arrival transfer from the international airport to your hotel
    • Accommodation in Kathmandu with BB plan
    • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during the trek
    • Manaslu Conservation Area and Annapurna Conservation Area Park entry
    • Restricted Area Permit
    • Experienced Himalayan trek guide and porter (2 trekkers: 1 guide and porter)
    • Private transportation from Kathmandu to Soti Khola
    • Sharing jeep from Jagat to Beisisahar
    • Tourist Bus from Besisahar to Kathmandu
    • Tea house lodge during your trek. 
    • First Aid Kit during the trek
    • Staff Insurance
    • Salary, food, and accommodation of your staff during the trek
    • All ground transportation as per itinerary
    • Tour Certificate
    • Farewell Dinner
    Excluded
    • International flight ticket
    • International airport tax
    • Visa Fee
    • Other personal items. (Phone calls, snacks, hot and cold drinks, laundry, alcohol, extra porter, shower, etc )
    • Excess baggage cost during your domestic flight
    • Travel insurance
    • Tips for staff and guide
    • Private Travel Equipment
    • Excess baggage cost during your domestic flight
    • Anything that is not listed in the “PRICE INCLUDES” section above

    Dates & Price

    Date Trip StatusPrice 
    start dateOct 29, 2021end dateNov 13, 2021StatusAvailable priceUS$1,785

    If the above fixed departure dates doesn't match with your date, feel free to request your own.

    Good to Know

    We strictly prioritize our valuable client’s safety and satisfaction while traveling with The Himalayan Odyssey Treks. Your safety is our eminent concern. On every trip with us, our teams will be carrying useful and essential equipment as well as the medical kit. However, during Manaslu Circuit Trek; natural calamities, climate irregularities, health conditions, politics, transport, or a multitude of other factors, that are beyond our control may change itinerary or cancel the trip as a safety. However, our Trekking guide holds full right to change or even drop the planned itinerary if it is required due to safety concerns. In this case, you need to be flexible with your planned itinerary and take after the guideline as told by your guide/ leader.

    Note:- We do everything to reduce the effect, but we won’t be responsible for any result of modifications on itineraries or any delays due to unexpected circumstances.

    Travel Insurance

    Travel Insurance is compulsory for all the trekkers who are going to participate in Manaslu Circuit Trek. We highly recommend a comprehensive travel insurance package to all our clients, the insurance must cover helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at high altitudes. It will be assisted protection tour to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, and any kind of illness will be covered. The Himalayan Odyssey Treks kindly ask any of our travelers to send a reliable travel insurance copy through email once you book the trip with us. Your travel insurance must include personal accidents, medical expenses, and emergency repatriation. Having good travel insurance will not only assure your peace of mind while you trek with us but also provide you with full coverage for anything that may go wrong.

    Some Tips for Manaslu Circuit Trek

    Guide and a Porter in Manaslu Circuit Trek

    As Manaslu Circuit Trek is a restricted area, so you should compulsory have a guide with a minimum of 2 people. Manaslu Circuit Trek has an experienced trekking guide and 1 porter for 2 trekkers. A guide will always be there to support you throughout your trip. The guide will assist you to locate the trail, makes it easy to interact with local people, and also helps to book nice tea houses. He is also well educated about the terrain, wildlife, and vegetation inside the Manaslu Conservation Area and Annapurna Conservation Area. Thus, choosing a guide and porter would be the best option for a relaxed trekking experience.

    Altitude Sickness & Acclimatization for Manaslu Circuit Trek

    Manaslu Circuit Trek takes you to the highest point of your trek is goes 5,106 m above sea level. Trekking below 3000m is not a problem but above there are low levels of oxygen that will sometimes make breathing complex. While you are at a high altitude, you need to trek slowly, steadily, and keep your body hydrated. If you are walking fast to succeed in your destination in less time, the probability you will suffer from Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS).

    Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is the mildest form and it is very common at higher altitudes. The symptoms can appear – dizziness, headache, muscle aches, nausea. Taking Diamox and a good night’s rest may go for mild cases. Drinking sufficient fluids like water, tea, soup, etc. will help to stay away from altitude sickness.

    If the condition is worsening then, one may need to return to a lower elevation and receive medical help. Teams should make sure that the condition will not worsen and should take precautions quickly. If there is a worst-case scenario then the air evacuation should be arranged to receive medical care. If AMS is untreated or ignored, it can take your life. Our Manaslu Circuit Trek itinerary has been designed to reduce the Altitude problems and make the trekking smooth. The itinerary is well-paced and enables your body to adapt your body levels of oxygen within the mountain air.

    Extra personal expenses for Manaslu Circuit Trek

    All your foods are included in your package including Lunch, Breakfast, and Dinner. The food will be served as per the package and besides that cost will be extra if you extend the trip more than the schedule of our package. We would also like to suggest that our client carry some snacks like energy bars, snickers, waters, chocolates, cookies, and personal belonging materials like passports, battery chargers, etc. during the trek.

    Packing List for Manaslu Circuit Trek

    Every trekking requires certain preparation of gears and types of equipment for the journey to make your trip more comfortable. It is recommended to carry the necessary and light things so that it will be easy while you are walking. The following belongings are recommended that should be brought, although we concede that our clients have their own decision for the clothing. To know what to expect in the Manaslu Circuit Trek, we have prepared some useful clothing & gear during the trek.

     

    Travel Documents

    • Airline tickets (confirmation and itinerary)
    • Nepal Visa form (may be obtained at Kathmandu Airport)
    • Travel insurance policy documents
    • Valid passport
    • Copy of passport (2 copies, first page only)
    • Passport photos (4)

    Travel Equipment

    • Duffel bag (100 liters; no wheels or rigid handles)
    • Lightweight, duffel bag
    • Luggage locks
    • Travel wallet
    • Passport/money belt
    • Sleeping bag liner
    • Travel plug adapters
    • Electrical converter

    Travel Clothing

    • Quick-dry undergarments
    • Synthetic or wool T-shirt
    • Long-sleeve, travel-friendly shirt and pants
    • Casual shoes
    • Mid-weight wool or synthetic socks

    Trekking Equipment

    • Day pack (25–35 liters)
    • Sleeping bag comfortable to 0°F (dependent upon season, weather forecast and personal preference)
    • Waterproof hiking boots
    • Camp shoes (down booties or running shoes)
    • LED headlamp with extra batteries
    • Trekking poles

    Trekking Clothing

    • Wool or synthetic T-shirts (2)
    • Mid-weight fleece or soft-shell jacket (2)
    • Mid-weight down or synthetic parka with hood
    • Convertible hiking pants
    • Fleece pants or insulated pants
    • Lightweight waterproof/breathable rain jacket and pants
    • Mid-weight waterproof and fleece gloves or mittens
    • Sun hat
    • Mid-weight wool or synthetic socks (3 pairs)
    • Liner socks (optional)
    • Glacier sunglasses
    • Neck gaiter, balaclava, Buff or bandana

    Food

    • Energy bars
    • Electrolyte replacement drink mix
    • Snacks (cookies, GORP, Snickers, etc.)

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    FAQs

    • Q1. Where is the Manaslu Circuit Trek?

      Mt. Manaslu is part of Mansiri Himal, located in the west-central part of Nepal. The trail follows an ancient salt-trading route along the Budhi Gandaki River. 

    • The outlying terrain, rugged paths, thundering waterfalls, unique culture, soaring Himalayan prospects makes this trek memorable. During your walk, 10 peaks over 6,500 meters, including a few over 7,000 meters and 2 over 8,000 meters peaks are visible.

    • The highest point reached along the trek route is the Larkya La at an elevation of 5,106 meters (16,752 ft).

    • Around Manaslu Circuit Trek route begins with a long drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola which takes an 8 to 9 hours ride.

    • Based on the consideration of many factors like temperature, climate, and scenic view, spring and autumn are the best seasons for Manaslu Circuit Trek. Autumn lies from September to mid-December and Spring lies from March to May,

    • Manaslu Circuit is a challenging yet rewarding trek. Per day hiking in low land ranges from 5 to 7 hours, in high land from 3 to 4 hours. So, proactive preparation regarding physical fitness is required-the ability to walk 4 to 6 hours a day.

    • Because the government wants to control the flow of the tourist inside Manaslu Circuit so this trek is listed as Restricted Area and you need to issue the permit through a registered agency.

    • It takes 15 to 20 days to complete Manaslu Circuit Trek.

    • The daily gain in altitude during Manaslu Circuit Trek is from 450 to 500 meters.

    • The meal on this trek is very comfortable but not as in cities. The menu is a mixture of local foods, and western food almost everywhere but as we go higher altitude, the menu list will be limited.

    • Manaslu Circuit Trek is moderate for family trekkers with kids. This trekking is comfortable to trek above 12 years fit teenagers.

    • If you are allergic to specific medicines, it is better to consult your doctor and bring your own medicine for Manaslu Circuit Trek. The Himalayan Odyssey will facilitate you with medical kits and other safety concerns to avoid altitude sickness and other sicknesses.

    • To accomplish this trek, past trekking experience would be an advantage although no technical skills are necessary. Novice trekkers can do this trek but should be able to walk 5 to 6 hours a day at a fair pace with a light day pack. 

    • This trek is a restricted area so you have to take a guide with you with a minimum of 2 pax. You have to arrange this trek through a registered trekking agency with a special permit. 

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