Manaslu and Annapurna Circuit Combined Trek Itinerary and Cost

Trip Overview


Manaslu Trek and Annapurna Circuit Trek are separate and distinct trekking routes in Nepal. However, these two treks can be combined in one and can be done as a single trip. This trek offers unique cultural and natural experiences, with breathtaking views of the Himalayas and picturesque valleys. The trek starts from Machha Khola and takes you around Manaslu (8,163m), followed by a journey to the Annapurna Circuit, passing through the villages of Maccha Khola, Kitchens, and Samagaun. and reaches an altitude of 5,160 meters at the Larkya La Pass. You’ll then cross the Marsyangdi River and follow the Marshyangdi River to the Annapurna Range, where you’ll take on the next challenging Thorong La Pass (5,416m). From here, you’ll continue to the Mustang district and explore the ancient city of Muktinath, a sacred pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhists. The trek requires good physical conditioning and acclimatization to high altitudes. Still, the rewards are immense, with a chance to experience some of the most remote and unspoiled regions of Nepal.

In summary, the highlights of the Manaslu and Annapurna Circuit combined Trek are as follows:

• Stunning views of Manaslu, the eighth-highest mountain in the world (8,163m)
• Pass through traditional Tibetan Buddhist villages, including Samagaun and Samdo
• Explore the beautiful valleys and glacial lakes, such as Birendra Lake and Pungen Glacier
• Experience the unique culture of the ethnic Gurung and Tamang communities
• Cross the Larkya La Pass (5,160m) for breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains
• Pass through the beautiful valleys of Marsyangdi and Kaligandaki rivers
• Explore the ancient Tibetan trade route to Mustang, including the villages of Muktinath and Jomsom
• Climb to Thorong La Pass (5,416m), one of the highest passes in the world
• Visit the sacred temple of Muktinath and its natural hot springs
• Enjoy stunning views of Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri, and other Himalayan giants
• Experience the rich culture and traditions of the Thakali people in the Muktinath region

Best Time for Manaslu Annapurna Circuit Combined Trek

Manaslu Annapurna Circuit trek is one of the most scenic and challenging treks in Nepal, and the best time to do this trek is from September to November or March to May. These periods offer clear weather conditions, with minimal rain and snow, making it ideal for trekking. The temperatures during these seasons are mild, making it comfortable for trekking. Additionally, the scenery is at its best during these periods, with lush green hills, sparkling rivers, and snow-capped peaks creating a picturesque backdrop for your journey.

Fitness for Manaslu Annapurna Circuit Combined Trek

For the Manaslu Annapurna Circuit trek, it is advised that trekkers should have a good level of physical fitness, as the trek involves walking for 5-7 hours a day and reaching high altitudes (up to 5,364 meters). Previous trekking experience is also beneficial, but not necessary. A good level of cardiovascular fitness and strong legs are essential to handle the challenging terrain and steep inclines. It’s recommended to consult with a doctor before embarking on the trek if you have any health concerns or medical conditions.

ITINERARY OF MANASLU AND ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT COMBINED TREK

Day 1: Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. You will be met by our Tour officer and he will escort you to the hotel. Briefing of the trip at the hotel. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Day for Manaslu Permit processing from the Immigration office of Nepal Government and preparation for trekking. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu. Meal: Breakfast.
Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat to Machha Khola (930 m) by bus. Driving around 8/ 9 hrs. Overnight at Tea House. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Day 4: Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat (1410 m). Walking around 6 hours. Overnight at Tea House. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Day 5: Trek from Jagat to Deng (1860 m). Walking around 6 hours. Overnight at Tea House.  Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Day 6: Trek from Deng to Namrung (2660 m). Walking around 6 hours. Overnight at Tea House. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Day 7: Trek from Namrung to Lho (3180 m). Walking around 4 hours. Overnight at Tea House. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Day 8: Trek from Lho to Sama Gaon (3520 m). Walking around 4 hours. Overnight at Tea House. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Day 9: Rest day in Sama Gaon for acclimatization. Explore around Sama Gaon (Birendra Lake/ Pungyen Monastery). Walking around 5/ 6 hours. Overnight at Tea House. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Day 10: Trek from Sama Gaon to Samdo (3690 m). Walking around 4 hours. Overnight at Tea House. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Day 11: Trek from Samdo to Dharmashala (4470 m). Walking around 4/5 hours. Overnight at Tea House. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Day 12: Trek from Dharmashala to Larke La Pass (5160 m) to Bimtang (3720m). Walking around 7/8 hours. Overnight at Tea House. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Day 13: Trek from Bimtang to Tilche (2560 m). Walking around 5/6 hours. Overnight at Tea House. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Day 14: Trek from Tilche to Dharapani to Timang (2270 m). Walking 6/7 hours. Overnight at Tea House.
Day 15: Trek from Timang to Chame to Pisang (3200 m). Walking 7 hours. Overnight at Tea House.
Day 16: Trekking from Pisang to Manang (3500m/11483ft). Walking 5 hours. Overnight at Tea House. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Day 17: Rest Day in Manang for acclimatization. Overnight at Tea House. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Day 18: Trekking from Manang to Yak Kharka (4090m/13418ft). Walking 3/4 hours. Overnight at Tea House. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Day 19: Trekking from Yak Kharka to Thorang Phedi (4441m/14570ft). Walking 4 hours. Overnight at Tea House. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Day 20: Trekking from Thorung Phedi to Muktinath via Thorang-la passes (5416m/17769ft). Walking 8 to 9 hours. Overnight at Tea House. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Day 21: Drive from Muktinath to Tatopani by local bus. Distance around 64 km. Driving 4/5 hours. In Tatopani, you can visit dip and take a bath at Natural Hot Spring Water on the bank of Kali Gandaki River. Overnight at Tea House. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Day 22: Drive from Tatopani to Pokhara by local bus. Distance around 100 km. Driving 4/5 hours. Overnight at Hotel in Pokhara. Meal: Breakfast & Lunch.
Day 23: Drive back from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus. Driving 7/8 hours. In the evening complimentary farewell dinner at an authentic Nepalese Restaurant in Kathmandu with cultural dances of different communities of Nepal. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu. Meal: Breakfast & Dinner.
Day 24: Departure to your home country. Our tour officer will drop you at Kathmandu International Airport and see you off. Meal: Breakfast. End of Service.
MANASLU AND ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT COMBINED TREK COST 
FOR GROUP SIZE OF 2 PEOPLE:  USD 1390 PER PERSON

The above Package Cost includes:

• On your arrival day airport pickup service by car.
• 3-night accommodation in Kathmandu at Tourist Standard Hotel with breakfast
• 1-night accommodation in Pokhara at Tourist Standard Hotel with breakfast
• 19-night accommodation in Tea House during trekking.
• 3 Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) in a day during the trek.
• Drive from Kathmandu to Aarughat to Sotikhola by local bus.
• Drive from Muktinath to Tatopani by local Bus.
• Drive from Tatopani to Pokhara by local Bus.
• Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus
• During trekking, one experienced friendly trekking Guide.
• Expenses for food, accommodation, insurance, transport, and the wages of trekking staff.
• Manaslu Special Permit Fee
• Manaslu Conservation Area Permit (MCAP) fee.
• Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) fee.
• Trekking Permit (TIMS Card fee.
• Altitude medicines, Oximeter, first aid medicines.
• Seasonable fruits in trek.
• Map of Manaslu Trek and Annapurna Circuit Trekking route.
• Trip Achievement Certificate will be awarded after completion of the trip.
• All government taxes, local tax, and tourist service charges.
• On your departure day airport drop service by car.

The above Package Cost does not include:

• Airfare for your international flight.
• Nepal Visa Fee (You can easily get Nepal visa at the arrival time at the airport in Kathmandu)
• Your travel insurance (As the Manaslu + Annapurna Circuit trek is high altitude journey it is advised to do travel insurance which covers medical & helicopter evacuation from a high altitude, 5500 meters)
• Alcoholic beverages, hot (coffee, tea) and cold drinks, hot water, bottled water, dessert.
• All kinds of personal expenses like phone calls, internet use, laundry, battery charge, hot shower during trekking, excess baggage charge, etc.
• Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara except for farewell dinner on the last night of the trip.
• In case of emergency helicopter rescue/ evacuation & its cost.
• Porter (If you need a porter to carry your luggage, the extra cost is USD 180 Per Person. It includes his lodging, food, transportation, allowance, & insurance. One porter will be shared by two trekkers. He will carry the luggage of two trekkers with a max weight limit of 25 kg.) If need a porter, please inform us at the time of booking.
• Tips for Trekking Staff.
• Any expenses arising due to unforeseen situations like flight cancellation, personal sickness, natural calamities, political strikes, etc.
• Cost of any extra services, if you use which are not mentioned in the above package, includes section.

EXCELLENT HIMALAYA TREK & EXPEDITION: OPERATOR OF MANASLU + ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT TREK

Excellent Himalaya Trek and Expedition is the leading trekking operator and company managed by local tourism experts and Sherpas who have more than 18 years of experience organizing treks and expeditions into the Himalayan zone. We will take care of all permits and logistical matters, including food and accommodation on the Manaslu Annapurna Circuit combine Trek.

Please contact us by email at [email protected] or WhatsApp/ Viber at +977 9851203181 for any further information about Manaslu Annapurna Circuit together trek,  or any questions. Once we receive your request message, we get back to you within 24 hours.

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