Manaslu Circuit Trek
Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of the best treks in Nepal. Truly, the Manaslu region is a wonderful blend of natural glory as well as the cultural diversity of Nepal. It is rich in its beauty with the inclusion of varied magnificent attractions like climatic, vegetation, cultural, and wildlife diversity.
Mt Manaslu is one of the top 10 high mountains in the world. It ranks as the world’s 8th tallest mountain. This mountain is located in the west north direction from Kathmandu. Manaslu is a sacred mountain for people who live in its surrounding. They think that the compassionate and strong deity resides within this peak. Literally, Manaslu is derived from the Sanskrit language which means “Mountain of the spirit”.
Manaslu area features both incredible Himalayan beauty and wonderful Tibetan culture in an unspoiled setting. The stone villages have terraced farms separated by dense forests. En route, you will also get an opportunity to visit monasteries. Further Manaslu region encompasses everything from sub-tropical foothills to the arid Trans-Himalaya high pastures bordering Tibet.
Manaslu is opened to foreigners since 1991 however its popularity increased significantly when teahouses become available around 2009. It is still untouched and unharmed regarding the number of travelers who travel to this region. Thus, trekkers say the Manaslu Circuit trek is more peaceful than other trekking trails in Nepal.
For Manaslu Circuit trek your start your journey from Kathmandu but your hiking begins only on reaching Soti Khola, 7/8 hours of drive from Kathmandu. You start walking along the Budi Gandaki river valley. Here you encounter typical Nepalese villages and interesting landscapes and start a gradual climb up to Sama Gaon. Sama Gaon is the final and largest settlement just below Mount Manaslu peak.
The trek gradually heads towards the highest point, Manaslu Larkya La (5160 m) pass. This is also the tough section of this trek. Before you cross the Larkya La pass, you will spend an acclimatization day in the village. After the pass, the trek rapidly descends to Marshyangdi Valley to connect with the Annapurna Circuit trek and catch transport back to Kathmandu.
To join this Trek, it is not required to have an athletic body. If you have some prior trekking experiences will be an advantage. If you do not have any such experiences are advised to do exercise like jogging a few weeks prior to the trekking. During the trek, you need to walk for about six to seven hours a day. If you are in doubt as to physical fitness we highly recommend adding a porter. 1 porter can carry up to 25 kgs and can thus be shared between 2 trekkers.
For Manaslu Circuit Trek a special restricted area permit is required. In addition, it also needs Manaslu Conservation Area Permit (MCAP) and the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP). The reason for the ACAP requirement is from Dharapani to Besi Sahar located in the territory of Annapurna Conservation Area. All of these permits are covered in your trip price so you don’t need any extra money for these permits.
In summary, the major highlights of Manaslu Circuit Trek are as below:
• Explore a less touristic and unspoiled trekking region of Nepal.
• Breathtaking Views of Mt. Manaslu 8156 m, the world’s 8th highest peak.
• A culturally fascinating region with Tibetan and Gurung cultures.
• Rich in Buddhism with a number of monasteries.
• Looks like a classic trekking route of Nepal.
• Trek over the Larkya La Mountain pass stands at 5160 meters.
• Off the beaten path, featuring a diverse and impressive landscape.
• An opportunity to explore the isolated area of the midwest Himalayan region of Nepal.
• Along the route wildlife like Blue Sheep, Mountain Goat, Himalayan Marmots, Snow Leopard, etc.
• Closely inspect the life of Nuri people typical denizens of the region.
• Explore Budhi Gandaki river valley and cross several suspension bridges.
• The trailhead is reached over land, avoiding the need for domestic flights.
Best Time of Manaslu Circuit Trek
The best time for the Manaslu trek is in September, October, November, March, April, and May. During these months the weather becomes pleasant with a clear sky. So, you can enjoy the magnificent mountains. Further, during this time in the route especially at the Larke La normally no blockage from ice and snow. During this period temperature range is also from warm to moderate. Thus, it is a perfect time to go Manaslu trekking.
Outline Itinerary of Manaslu Circuit Trek
|1||Arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal.||1400 m||Hotel|
|2||Manaslu Permit processing and preparation for trekking.||Hotel|
|3||Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat to Machhi Khola. Driving around 9 hrs.||930 m||Tea House|
|4||Trek from Machhi Khola to Jagat.||1410 m||6 hrs||Tea House|
|5||Trek from Jagat to Deng.||1860 m||6/7 hrs||Tea House|
|6||Trek from Deng to Namrung.||2660 m||6 hrs||Tea House|
|7||Trek from Namrung to Lho.||3180 m||4 hrs||Tea House|
|8||Trek from Lho to Sama Gaon.||3520 m||4 hrs||Tea House|
|9||Rest day in Sama Gaon for acclimatization.||3520 m||Tea House|
|10||Trek from Sama Gaon to Samdo.||3690 m||4 hrs||Tea House|
|11||Trek from Samdo to Dharmashala.||4470 m||4/5 hrs||Tea House|
|12||Trek from Dharmashala to Larke La Pass (5160 m) to Bimtang.||3720 m||8 hrs||Tea House|
|13||Trek from Bimtang to Tilche.||2560 m||5/6 hrs||Tea House|
|14||Trek from Tilche to Jagat.||1300 m||6 hrs||Tea House|
|15||Trek from Jagat to Bhulbhule.||840 m||6 hrs||Tea House|
|16||Drive from Bhulbhule to Kathmandu.||Hotel|
|17||Departure from Kathmandu, Nepal.|
Manaslu Circuit Trek Cost 2022, 2023
|Silver Package Price||Gold Package Price|
|USD 1050 Per Person||USD 1190 Per Person|
The Services included in the above Packages:
|Services Name:||Silver Price||Gold Price|
|Airport pick up on arrival day||By Car/ Van||By Car/ Van|
|3-night Hotel in Kathmandu (2 nights before trek, 1 night after trek)||Tourist Standard Hotel||Tourist Standard Hotel|
|Meal in Kathmandu||Breakfast||Breakfast|
|14-night Accommodation during Trekking||Mountain Lodge/ Tea House||Mountain Lodge/ Tea House|
|Meal during Trekking||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner|
|Experience Trekking Guide||Yes||Yes|
|Kathmandu to Arughat to Soti Khola||Local Bus||Local Bus|
|Bhulbhule to Kathmandu||Local Bus||Local Bus|
|Manaslu Restricted Area Permit Fee||Yes||Yes|
|Manaslu Conservation Area Permit Fee||Yes||Yes|
|Annapurna Conservation Area Permit Fee||Yes||Yes|
|Trip Certificate (If needed)||Yes||Yes|
|First Aid Medicine||Yes||Yes|
|Trekking Map for Group||Yes||Yes|
|Meal, Salary, Accommodation, Insurance of Trekking Staff||Yes||Yes|
|Dinner with Cultural Show on last night of Trip in Kathmandu||Yes||Yes|
|Airport drop on departure day||By Car/ Van||By Car/ Van|
The Services does not include in both Packages:
• Airfare for your international flight.
• Nepal Visa Fee
• Your travel insurance which includes Heli evacuation (As Manaslu trek is high altitude journey it is advised to do travel insurance which covers medical & helicopter evacuation from a high altitude, 5300 meters.)
• Alcoholic beverages, hot 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 except for farewell dinner on the last night of the trip.
• In case of emergency helicopter rescue/ evacuation & its cost.
• Tips for Trekking Staff.
• Any expenses arising due to unforeseen situations like flight cancellation, personal sickness, natural calamities, political strikes, COVID-19, etc.
• Cost of any extra services if you use which not mentioned in the above package includes section.
I. Porter will be provided only in Gold Price. As usual, a porter is provided based on 1 porter for 2 trekkers. 1 porter carries the baggage of two trekkers with a maximum total weight limit of 25 kg.
II. The above cost is on a Per Person basis for a minimum group size of two persons.
III. Costs are not refundable and transferable if you leave the trek voluntarily and want to return from the trek earlier than scheduled.
Why Excellent Himalaya Company for Manaslu Circuit Trek?
Many companies promote the Manaslu Circuit Trek package. Excellent Himalaya Trek and Expedition Pvt Ltd are different from them. We are a company based only in Nepal and managed by Nepalese tourism experts and local guides. Our team is engaged in the Nepalese tourism industry since 2002. We are the direct operator of Manaslu Circuit Trek, not the agent and middle people. We are the trekking company authorized by Nepal Government Tourism Ministry. Our company’s government registration number is 175840/074/075 and our license number to operate trekking, tour, and mountain expedition in Nepal is 2432. We are associated with different tourism organizations like TAAN (Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal), NMA (Nepal Mountaineering Association), etc.
Our further features are as below by which people around the world trust us as the authentic organizer of Manaslu Circuit Trek:
Team of Local Experts and Guides: As this company is managed and run by well-trained, experienced & competent local experts, and guides, we know well about the mountain trail, ecology, culture, etc. of the trekking routes. We know the best way of trekking and also we get you the same way.
Trustworthy: Trust is something that comes from commitment. Hence, being a legally registered company, we commit to providing the best, satisfactory trekking, tour, and expedition. We are operating all trekking, and climbing tours in Nepal based on reality, integrity, and honesty.
Focus on your needs: We highly value all the clients. We always move according to your interest and requirements. Because your satisfaction is our goal. Thus, all our trekking, tour, and mountaineering packages are customizable.
Fair Price: As we are a direct operator, not an agent, our price is always competitive that does not have any middle and hidden fees. We provide the value of what you are buying of our services at least equal to your paying amount.
Safety: Your safety is our priority. The trekking to the Himalayas is both exciting and adventurous. So we provide you with all the safety materials needed, along with motivational counseling.
Friendly, and Professional Staff: We have highly friendly, helpful, and professional staff. Our staff looks after you right from the moment of your arrival to the time of your departure. They can cope with most emergencies including those requiring evacuation and hospitalization.
Real Cared Services: Our one travel consultant or our local trekking guide keeps in touch with our clients every time. We make sure their protection is guaranteed so that they will have peace of mind while trekking with us.
Please contact us by email at [email protected] or WhatsApp/ Viber at +977 9851203181 for any further information about Everest Base Camp Trek, need any changes in the above itinerary, or if any questions. Once we receive your message, we get back to you within 24 hours.
Our tour officer will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu. He/She will be displaying a card with your name written on it outside the airport terminal. He will meet, greet and welcome you with auspicious garland and escort you to your respective hotel by our private tourist vehicle. At the hotel, he will assist you to check in and do a pre-trip meeting with you. You will be briefed about your overall program, introduced to your guide, and clear your questions/queries if any. During the meeting please clear the due balance and hand over a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. Overnight at the hotel.
Today is a free day in Kathmandu. We will do process and make Special permits from the Immigration office of Nepal showing your original passport as the Manaslu trek requires a special restricted area permit. Evening final briefing of your trek and preparations for trekking.
Our trekking guide will meet you at the hotel before 6 am and he takes you to the bus station for the journey to Arughat. You will be driving on a paved road from Kathmandu to Dhading Besi, the district headquarter of Dhading (1050m) but the drive from Dhanding Besi to Arughat will be on a rough road. After reaching Arughat, a major town in that area you will drive further towards Machhi Khola. Overnight at a mountain lodge.
The trail makes some minor ups and downs often dropping onto a gravel bar alongside the river. It eventually crosses the Tharo Khola (stream) then reaches Khorlabesi village. It climbs over a small ridge then makes another steep climb and descent. After more ups and down there is a small trailside hot spring then the route reaches Tatopani village. From Tatopani, the trail climbs over another ridge and crosses the Budhi Gandaki River on a suspension bridge and then arrives another village Doban. After that, it crosses a long suspension bridge and further climbs ridge and descends to Yaru Khola (stream). After that, it ascends to Tharo Bharyang. Thus after few climbs up and down it reaches to beautiful village Jagat. Overnight at a mountain lodge.
Today the trail climbs over a rocky ridge to Salleri, a small village. From here you get good views of Mt. Sringi. Then it descends to Setibas where several mani walls indicate that the trek is now entering the Tibetan influence region. The valley widens a bit as the trail continues up to the stone houses of Ghat Khola (stream). The trail continues upstream to a long suspension bridge. Crossing that bridge it climbs up to Philim, a large Gurung village. Then trail traverses millet fields and reaches Ekle Bhatti. Subsequently, the route enters a steep uninhabited gorge of the Budhi Gandaki River. After crossing the river it climbs a few ridges and descends the river. Here you can see the Shar Khola and Tsum valley joining the Budhi Gandaki on the opposite bank. The trail makes its way up the western side. It passes through bamboo forests and reaches Deng, the village of Buddhist people. Overnight at a mountain lodge.
A few minutes walking from Deng the trail recrosses the Budhi Gandaki River and climbs to Rana village. It again climbs a bit and heads west up the Budhi Gandaki Valley. It passes a waterfall and follows the stream. After passing some houses of Bhi it crosses the Budhi Gandaki River. Then it climbs steeply and traverses above the Budhi Gandaki. The trail makes more ups and downs in forests passing the mani wall and then turning to Ghap. The mani wall in Ghap has elegant carvings that depict the Buddha in various meditative poses. After Ghap it moves a head through a forest of big firs where you see colorful birds including the impeyan pheasant, the national bird of Nepal. In the middle of the forest walking on a wooden bridge makes you more exciting about the mist rising up from the valley. Then the trail makes a long climb through bamboo and rhododendron forests finally entering Namrung. Overnight at a mountain lodge.
After Namrung you trek to upper Nupri (Tibetan Buddhist influence region). The trail climbs passing the mani wall and the many fields and houses then up through a forest of firs, rhododendrons, and oaks. Then it reaches Lihi village which exhibits unusual architecture. Leaving this village it enters another village Sho. From here the spectacular view of Mt Manaslu and Naike Peak starts at the head of the valley. Passing Kani (Buddhist stupa), a prayer wheel the trail reaches Lho big village with a gompa and huge mani. Overnight at a mountain lodge.
After Lho the trail drops down to the stream and it follows the stream up for a long distance through damp forests and arrives plateau at Shyaula with a wide vista of Mt. Himalachuli, Ngadi Chuliand Manaslu. After that, the trail crosses the ridge and comes to Samagaon, the village with extensive pastures and fields. Overnight at a mountain lodge.
Today you stay at Sama Gaon to acclimatize and adjust to the thin air as you would have reached a higher elevation. You will not stay idle but will explore Samagaun. Sure enough, you will be noticing the lifestyles of the locals and experiencing their culture. Moreover, there are other options such as a hike to Birendra Lake or visiting Pungyen Monastery or Manaslu Base Camp.
After breakfast, you descend to the Budhi Gandaki and follow it to a bridge over a sidestream. Today it’s an easy trail on a shelf above the river past juniper and birch forests and stone huts of Kermo Kharka. Then the trail drop off the shelf crosses the Budhi Gandaki, and climbs steeply onto a promontory between two forks of the river. Then you see a large Kani (Buddhist Stupa). The trail follows the Kani. After passing that it reaches Samdo village. Overnight at a mountain lodge.
After breakfast, you follow a gentle trail passing many fields to a large mani wall and stone archway. Then it descends to the river. After crossing the bridge it climbs through the tundra and juniper. You see a huge Larkya Glacier that drops from Manaslu North. Then the trail climb in and out of the gorge and arrives at Dharmashala, also known as Larkya Phedi. Overnight at a mountain lodge.
Today the trek starts climbing up the ridge in front of Dharmashala. It descends a bit to a lake and keeps climbing the ridge until the top of the moraine at 4690m. Then it crosses the moraine to the south of steep, grassy slopes. You see a few cairns and prayer flags. After that, it descends to four frozen lakes. Eventually, it makes the steep climb to the Larkya La (5160m/16929ft). It takes three to five hours from Dharmashala to the Larkya La pass. It is best to make an early start in order to cross the pass safely. It can be extremely cold and windy during the climb. From Larkya La pass you see the tremendous view of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kang Garu Peak, and Annapurna II. The descent begins along the top of the moraine to the west and drops steeply to Dingboche Kharka. Then the trail becomes easier descending along the grassy moraine to a small meadow and a spring at 4080m. Then the trail turns a corner, the valley becomes larger, and the trail heads down to a large meadow with a mani wall and rest house. This place is called Bimthang. Overnight at a mountain lodge.
From Bimthang the trail drops and crosses a glacial stream. It climbs over the side of the moraine and descends into a forest of pine and rhododendron to Hompuk. From here the trail follows Dudh Khola (stream) through forests. The trail crosses a landslide and then goes across fields before making a steep climb over a ridge decorated with prayer flags. The trail comes off the ridge and down to the river bank near a few houses. This is Gho village. The trek continues through fields, rhododendron, and oak forests then it enters Tilche village. Overnight at a mountain lodge.
After breakfast, you climb over a small ridge and enjoy the stone-paved trail as it passes through a beautiful village. You then cross the bridge over Dudh Khola and climb up through a chorten-shaped arch, pass a mani wall and reach the Thonje village. At the village, we go through a police checkpoint and continue to Dharapani. From Dharapani you entered the Annapurna Conservation area and continue the trek to Jagat for a night halt.
Today the walking is pleasant and easy again at this point, with the trail winding downstream of the village of Naadi. After that, you follow the bank of the Marshyangdi River to the village of Bhulbhule.
After breakfast drive from Bhulbhule to Besi and continue driving to Kathmandu by bus. The drive is often along the banks of the Marsyangdi and Trishuli rivers. You also drive by some beautiful villages with farming terraces on both sides of the road. Evening you will be offered a farewell dinner with Nepali cuisines and cultural dances at a typical Nepali Restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.
The trip concludes today. Our tour officer will drop you at Kathmandu International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal.
All foreign nationals except Indian Nationals are required to arrange a visa in order to enter Nepal. A Nepalese Visa can be obtained either prior to your arrival at a Nepalese embassy abroad or on arrival time in Kathmandu at the airport. But nationals from Afghanistan, Iraq, Cameroon, Ghana, Somalia, Swaziland, Palestine, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ethiopia, and Liberia cannot secure the Nepalese Visa upon arrival. The Visa can be also taken at entry points at Nepalese borders. For Nepalese Visa it requires your passport with at least six months validity, recent digital photo (size: 1.5″ x 1.5″) and the following fees either in USD dollars cash or the equivalent local currency:
|Multiple entry||15 days||US$ 30 or equivalent Nepalese currency|
|Multiple entry||30 days||US$ 50 or equivalent Nepalese currency|
|Multiple entry||90 days||US$ 125 or equivalent Nepalese currency|
We would offer you the meeting and greeting service in Kathmandu International Airport on your arrival time. For this, you need to pass us your International flight details at least 2 days before your arrival date in Kathmandu. After you get down from the aircraft you just pass on the Customs and come out of the Terminal building where you will see our tour officer standing with your name card. He will greet and welcome you with auspicious garland and escort you to the hotel.
In Manaslu Trekking there are available of lodges along the trail. Lodges typically offer a room with a wooden bed with a simple mattress or foam pad, a cotton pillow, and a blanket or quilt. A few have electric lights and all have a spacious dining room-lounge. We will accommodate you and your group in local lodge available each day. We send a porter ahead of us to book the required rooms for you (here rooms cannot be booked in advance).
In the case of Kathmandu, we offer you tourist standard hotel under 3-star categories unless it is mentioned otherwise or clients have a special choice.
In Manaslu trekking, it’s commonly available for Authentic Nepali meal: Dal Bhat (rice with lentils soup and seasonable vegetables), noodles, pasta, chapatis, eggs, French fries, porridge, and muesli. The restaurant of lodges also serves Tibetan foods like momo, thukpa, chowmein, along with pizza, spring rolls, pancake and another continental as well as Indian foods.
Tea and hot lemon are traditionally the main drinks on the trail though coffee is found everywhere. Bottled soft drinks, bottled water, and even beer are common along the route but the price of each bottle rises each day when you move upward.
The trekking team who will go with you is the most significant thing that makes your Manaslu trekking successful, enjoyable and memorable. We would provide you skilled, experienced, courteous, knowledgeable and helpful trekking guide and porters. The trekking guide leads you on the trail and brief you all the about this route and porters carry your luggage. Our all trekking guides are carefully selected in terms of their appropriate experience, leadership skills and their knowledge about local culture, ecosystem, geography, flora and fauna, and history. With aim of sustaining local communities, we only employ local people as trekking guide and porter. Our all trekking guides are certified by Nepal Government, Ministry of Tourism. We manage trekking team such a way that one trekking guide in each group and porters like one porter for two trekkers.
During the trek, your main luggage will be carried by porters or pack animals (usually yaks or cross-breeds). You simply carry a day pack with water bottle, camera, sunscreen, spare jacket, etc. – a small load that allows full enjoyment of the trek. A trek bag is ideal for your main luggage, plus a small lockable bag for travel clothes or anything that you do not need during trek which you can leave at hotel’s locker room in Kathmandu for free of charge.
Every morning, first of all, packing your bags and then have a hearty breakfast at the lodge restaurant. Then set off on the day’s walk. After walking for 3-4 hours you all stop for lunch in local restaurant. Then continue walking to your destination. After lunch, it’s the only couple of hours walking. You usually arrive at your destination in the time of afternoon tea. Check in at the lodge. The rest of the day is at leisure. At the free time, you may explore surrounding village, do a bit of washing or simply relax by reading books and writing a diary. On some days you will arrive at your destination by lunch time and entire afternoon will be free. Most people also spend free time by playing cards and other games reliving the day’s adventures. Then in the evening have a dinner and you will be briefed by your trekking guide about your next day’s walking and then go to your bed for well-earned sleep.
Manaslu trekking is moderate/ fairly strenuous trek suitable for any passionate walkers who able to walk at least 5-7hours a day with a light day pack. Walking in higher altitudes is more physically demanding than walking in lower altitudes; however, if you are in excellent health with average physical fitness and have a positive attitude, self-confidence, and strong determination, you can do this trek successfully. Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks prior to the trip is a good idea to enhance your strength and stability. Past hiking experience would be an asset but no compulsorily required for this trip. It is vital for participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases to consult their doctor before taking the trip.
At high elevations, the combination of reduced oxygen and lower atmospheric pressure can produce a variety of unpredictable effects on the body, known collectively as Acute mountain sickness (AMS) is also commonly known as Altitude Sickness. Everyone who treks over 3500 m experiences some mild symptoms of AMS like slowness, dizziness, headache, nausea, loss of appetite, shortness of breath, racing pulse, disturbed sleep and swelling of the hands and feet but serious cases are very rare. The golden rule of prevention from Altitude Sickness doesn’t walk too fast at altitude, drink plenty of liquids, eating well, getting plenty of sleep and avoiding alcohol. If in case you feel any mentioned symptoms the simple cure is to move down (descend) and you shouldn’t ascend further until you start feeling better. To treat AMS there is also available medication Acetazolamide (better known under the brand name Diamox). The dosage is 250 mg every twelve hours. Diamox improves respiration at altitude and can, therefore, accelerate acclimatization. Some doctors recommend a preventive dose (125 mg twice a day) for people trekking at high elevations. At the time of trekking our trekking team always guides you to prevent from Altitude Sickness and they always have Diamox along with first aid kit.
We believe casualty and a serious sickness will not happen on the trip. If it happens we will do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital. Since all the expenses incurred in evacuation liable to you please make sure that it is covered by your insurance before assigning for it or be prepared to pay on your own after getting back to Kathmandu.
We strongly advise you to take travel insurance before joining a tour which should cover medical expenses, emergency repatriation and helicopter evacuation at high altitude places and loss of your luggage. We would request you to bring your insurance documents when you come to Nepal.
This is a basic checklist of the essential items that you are advised to pack for your Manaslu Trek:
• A sturdy pair of trekking boots with good ankle support
• Rucksack (5o to 65 liters) with waterproof cover
• Trekking pants and waterproof trousers
• T-shirts or shirts
• Down jacket*
• Wind/ waterproof light jacket
• Fleece jumper or jacket
• Inner Thermal (top and trouser)
• 4 to 6 pairs of Socks and underwear
• Sunglasses, sun hat, woolen cap, or balaclava
• Inner and outer gloves
• Headlamp, power bank, and extra batteries
• Sun protection cream, lip balm, wet wipes, and hand sanitizer
• Towel, flip-flop or rubber sandal, toiletries
• Water bottle and water purification tablets
• 4 season Sleeping bag (good to -20 degrees C or 28 degrees F); *
• Hiking poles, if you need
• Your daily medicine if any, small personal first aid kit, aspirin, plasters (band-aids), anti-diarrhea pills, anti-headache pills, cough or cold medicine, anti-altitude sickness pills, etc.
• A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables
*Down jacket and sleeping bag you can rent/hire from Trekking gear shops in Kathmandu.
The itinerary for each trip should be taken as a guideline only. Depending on the situation, you can modify it to some extent after consulting with your guide. However, the date of trip ending should always coincide with the original itinerary.
Kindly keep in mind that sometimes unforeseen events may contribute to the need for a change in itinerary. In such cases, we or your guide will suggest the best alternative similar to your original.
Naturally Manaslu Region is so beautiful but equally, it is fragile as well. Increasing population density and numbers of trekkers threaten the very beauty of this area. We at Silver Himalaya Adventures are extremely conscious about protecting its beautiful natural environment and preserving the fascinating local culture. We are doing our level best to minimize our impact as much as possible. Our all trekking guides and porters are well trained and motivated to following guidelines of responsible tourism and eco-friendly tourism. In trekking, they also advise you do’s and don’ts to minimize your impact on the local environment.
In addition to your Trekking trip, you can join in various side Trips in Nepal like a cultural tour of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Jungle Safari in National Park, White Water Rafting in Himalayan Rivers, Golfing, Adventure activities like Bungee Jumping, Altra Light Flight, Paragliding, Jeep flyer etc. You also can extend your trip to neighboring Himalayan Countries: Bhutan, Tibet, Sikkim (India) which seems more appealing to you. On your request, we will give you the detail of the side trips.
All in our entire Manaslu trek was very much exciting, memorable and fun too. We completed this trip with a great team of Excellent Himalaya Trek. Manaslu trekking was our second adventure trip in Nepal. In 2014 we successfully completed Annapurna circuit trek. We discovered Manaslu trek is less crowded than Annapurna Circuit. We enjoyed on the varied landscape with spectacular Himalayas vistas. We were very lucky to have the guidance of Tashi, experienced trek guide and porter Badri in this trip. They were both pieces of knowledge of this route. Tashi briefed us about every village and mountains which we saw during walking. Before the start of trekking some trekkers who recently did it told us in Kathmandu, there were problems of rooms and food in Manaslu. But we never faced such problems. Our guide arranged lodge and good meal everywhere, possibly best in those areas. We started our trek from Arughat and ended in Syange. To sum up we highly appreciate the services from Excellent Himalaya Trek. Thank you, Suman, for this great tour... We will back you again for the next trekking.