Manaslu Circuit itinerary varies according to one’s choice of the various trip programs in Manaslu Region trekking. The chosen route and the places one wishes to see differ the Manaslu trek itinerary. For instance, some of the travellers want a rest day somewhere in the middle of the trip for acclimatization and some don’t.
Different trekking and travel companies have posted a great variety of itineraries for the Manaslu region trekking. However, truly speaking, the Manaslu trekking itinerary varies from 1o days to 22 days.
Manaslu Circuit Itinerary is many optional it is another one is The lower Manaslu trek can be done in 10 days and Manaslu –Tsum Valley trekking takes 22 days to complete. Every offered itinerary offers rest day for acclimatization at Sama Gaon and Samdo. Or the rest day can be managed according to the requirement of the trip and traveller during the trip.
Dharamsala is a popular place in Manaslu trekking region. Dharmasala is a temporary settlement which is may remain during winter. If it is closed, it is believed that the highest point of Manaslu trekking, Larke Pass is almost impassable. This sort of situation occurs during winter.
Let’s see some highlights of Around Manaslu Trekking
- Breathtaking mountain views include Mt. Manaslu (8163m), Ganesh Himal (7420m) and other peaks in Tibetan side
- Unspoiled tradition and civilization of ethnic people
- Budi Gandaki River
- Holy and Historical Caves
- Unspoiled tradition and civilization of ethnic people
- Remote and relatively
- Less crowded compared to other trekking regions
- Amazing rivers and mountain vistas
- Diverse agriculture
- Experience a rich Buddhist culture
- See/ hear native birds and animals
- Can join up with and complete the Annapurna Circuit Trek
- North Gorkha Trek
- Holy and Historical Caves
Manaslu Circuit Itinerary (14 Days)
14 days Manaslu Trek Itinerary is designed expecting to have bus services from Kathmandu to Soti Khola. Which is the beginning point of the trek, and from Tal to Besi Sahar and again Besi Sahar back to Kathmandu while we end the trek. The road from Tal to Besi Sahar is off-road. It is muddy and not safe to drive during rainy. However, buses and four wheeler jeeps run during the fall (September-November). So, if you choose to make 14 days Manaslu Trek, first you’d better confirm the condition of a road through local travel partner. (contact us). Please find out the 14 days Manalu trek itinerary or Manaslu Short Trekking below starting from Kathmandu ending at the same place with a detailed plan of approximate working hours and the elevations in the Manaslu Circuit Itinerary.
Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola [710m/2328 ft] (8-9) hours
Day 02: Trek from Soti Khola to Maccha Khola [900m/2952 ft] (6-7) hours
Day 03: Trek from Maccha Khola -Jagat [1410m/ 4625 ft] (6-7) hours
Day 04: Trek from Jagat to Deng [1,804m/5917 ft] (6-7) hours
Day 05: Trek from Deng to Namrung [2630m/8626ft] (6-7) hours
Day 06: Trek from Namrung to Samagaon [3530m/11,578 ft] (6-7) hours
Day 07: Exploration day Samagaon to Pungyen gompa or MBC – Samagaon (6-7) hours
Day 08: Trek from Samagaon to Samdo [3860m/12,660 ft] (4-5) hours
Day 09: Exploration Rest Day in Samdo
Day 10: Trek from Samdo to Dharamsala [4460m/14, 628 ft] (4-5) hours
Day 11: Trek from Dharamsala to Larkya la [5160m/16,924 ft]-Bimthang [3720m/12,201ft] (8-9)
Day 12: Trek from Bimthang to Tilije [2300m/7544ft] (5-6) hours
Day 13: Trek from Tilije to Tal [1,080m/3,542ft] (4-5) hours
Day14: Drive From Tal to Kathmandu or Pokhara by (Jeep, Bus, or Car) [1,300m/ 4,265ft] (7-9)
Manaslu Trek Itinerary (18 Days)
18 days Manaslu trek Itinerary is one of the most classical and preferred itineraries. While making a trip to Manaslu region. This itinerary escapes off-road transpiration and the travellers can have plenty of time to have an entire insight of remote areas and wilderness of this region with sufficient rest and acclimatization. This trip itinerary suits for the people of all ages which doesn’t actually require trekking experience in higher elevation. If we have an opportunity to recommend itinerary to Manaslu Circuit Trekking, of course, we suggest going with it. Please find out the 18 days Manaslu trek itinerary below starting from Kathmandu ending at the same place with the detailed plan of approximate working hours and the elevations in Manaslu Circuit Itinerary.
Day 01: Pick up from the airport and transfer to the hotel [1,300m/4,264 ft]
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola [710m/2328 ft] (8-9) hours
Day 04: Trek from Soti Khola to Maccha Khola [900m/2952 ft] (6-7) hours
Day 05: Trek from Maccha Khola -Jagat [1410m/ 4625 ft] (6-7) hours
Day 06: Trek from Jagat to Deng [1,804m/5917 ft] (6-7) hours
Day 07: Trek from Deng to Namrung [2630m/8626ft] (6-7) hours
Day 08: Trek from Namrung to Samagaon [3530m/11,578 ft] (6-7) hours
Day 09: Trek from Samagaon to Pungyen gompa or MBC – Samagaon (6-7) hours exploration
Day 10: Trek from Samagaon to Samdo [3860m/12,660 ft] (4-5) hours
Day 11: Rest Day in Samdo
Day 12: Trek from Samdo to Dharamsala/Larkya [4460m/14, 628 ft] (4-5) hours
Day 13: Trek from Dharamsala to Larkya la [5160m/16,924 ft]-Bimthang [3720m/12,201ft] (8-9)
Day 14: Trek from Bimthang to Tilije [2300m/7544ft] (5-6) hours
Day 15: Trek from Tilije to Tal [1700m/5576 ft] (5-6) hours
Day 16: Trek from Tal to Syange [1080m/3542 ft] (6-7) hours
Day 17: Drive from Syange to Kathmandu (8-9) hours
Day 18: Final departure
More Manaslu Trek Itinerary in below
Manaslu Trek Packing List
Are you planning to go Manaslu trekking. You are starting from 710 m at Soti Khola to 5160 m over the Larke La Pass. from the level of Forest to ice trail with snowfall and rain. We have made an Essential Packing list for Manaslu Trek in Nepal. Manaslu Trek Packing list mean things with you when you planing in Manaslu trek there including Clothing, Medicine, Nepalese Money, Electronic, Toiletries and Personal things with you how many things with you there is depending how many days you are planning to do the trek in Manaslu their many options in Manaslu Circuit Itinerary.
You going start buying a 50-70 Litters backpack and a small daypack. If you hiring porter he will carry your backpack. For the buying things Tourism hub in Thamel Many verities of shopping area for the things to buy for trekking.
Other unnecessary things what you have you can leave the hotel in Kathmandu the hotel have storage facilities with free of cost. Remember Manaslu trek is Circuit trek. You will round the Manaslu area. You will not back again the same way teahouse. There not possible to leave things.
Manaslu Circuit Trek Cost
Manaslu Circuit Trek Cost is determined by the various factors like the meal, accommodation, variation in the itinerary, Manaslu Special Permit, Manaslu Conservation area Permit, Annapurna conservation area permit and guide and porter and your personal expenses. Even, various trekking companies are found quoting different Manaslu Circuit Trek Cost to different clients. The most reasonable Manaslu circuit Trek Cost $1020 to $1250 also depend on how many days you going to have trekking. This cost includes an experienced and professional guide and porter, TIMS and Special area permit, your meals, land transportation and all government taxes. However, the Manaslu Circuit Trek Cost varies according to the service and itinerary you want.
Manaslu Trekking in April
Manaslu Trekking in April is the second-best time of the year to do Manaslu trekking in Nepal. First, the Manaslu Trekking trail and the hills are blanketed with flowering rhododendron and other vegetations. Secondly, we do not encounter with snow on the trail. Besides, the weather is very pleasant. The mountain views are astonishing during April.
However, we sometimes, get rainfall during April. We need to carry rain protector if you are travelling to the Manaslu region in April. Otherwise, Manaslu Trekking in April is a majestic experience trekking in wilderness and remote area of Nepal.
Manaslu Trekking in September
September is the best season/month of the year for Manaslu Trekking. The weather is mild and the atmosphere is blissful. September is not the only best season for Manalsu Trekking but for all treks in Nepal.
There is not much snow on the mountain. The rain has already stopped. The landscapes and the valleys are beautiful. The mountain views are astonishingly clear.
Above 80% of people love to make their Manaslu trekking during September. Nepal also celebrates two major festivals between Sept-Oct. Trekkers also will have a chance to celebrate some insights of festival performances.
Manaslu Circuit Trek Challenges
Manaslu Circuit Trek Challenges is, of course, a challenging trek in Nepal. But it doesn’t mean that it is unattainable. The adventure lovers find it rewarding too. There are some challenges of Manaslu Circuit Trek that we may have to deal with on the trail.
Food and Accommodation in Manaslu Circuit Trek
Actually, Manaslu Circuit Trek is a remote and restricted are trekking. It is far from major developed cities. And also, it is hard to carry foodstuff and the equipment for the construction of hotels and lodges. Whatever is managed, managed by the locals? So, we do not get a variety of food items on the menu what we really want. We have to satisfy on the certain items of food mentioned on the menu which sometimes may be challenging for the trekkers. Optionally, you can carry some light snacks on your own.
Similarly, we are going to use very ordinary local teahouse for our Manaslu Circuit trek. We do not find any luxury accommodation on Manaslu Circuit Trekking trail. The washrooms are not like in the suite rooms we use in the developed cities. If we are not used to this kind of ordinary accommodation, it will be challenging for us. Carry a reliable and warm sleeping bag.
Weather extremes in Manaslu Circuit Trek
Nature is wild. Nature is both creator and destroyer. Sometimes, we have a violent form of nature or Himalayas on Manaslu Circuit Trekking trail. Heavy snowfall and extreme cold sometimes may be challenging to the trekkers. This sudden change in weather sometimes obstructs us going to the higher elevation and ultimately we have to give up. So, prior to trekking, we need to find the right weather. Check the weather forecast and prepare accordingly. And most importantly.
Altitude sickness in Manaslu Circuit Trek
We are trekking above 5000m and also crossing Larkya La (5106m), one of the highest passes. So, there is the possibility of getting altitude sickness. Prepare well, pack up the right and reliable trekking gear, have balanced food, drink plenty of water and hot soups, do not smoke at a higher elevation. It is a remote area and we do not get the right medicine since there are not such hospitals and health posts.