An adventurous trekking in Manaslu Region in Nepal, Manaslu Circuit Trek is an exotic trek to restricted and remote area trekking in Nepal. The wild and serene nature of the Manaslu region mesmerizes each individual trekker. Manaslu Circuit Trekking takes us to one of the remote areas of Nepal bordering to Tibet and allows us to know a lot about Tibetan culture and traditional lifestyle.
Manaslu Circuit Trek is considerably getting its popularity these days among adventure lovers. People began to love such trekking trail which is less crowded. They want to enjoy the wilderness. So, they keep this trekking trip in their bucket.
The Major Highlights of Manaslu Circuit Trek
- Mountain drive from Kathmandu to Arughat and Beshisahar to Kathmandu
- A great deal of insights of Tibetan and Nepalese people
- Exotic Budhi Gandaki River valley
- Fabulous views of Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Himchuli, Mt. Ganesh, and others
- Larkya La pass (5153m/16901ft) crossing, one of the highest passes in the world
- Tibetan culture of Nuri people bordering to Tibet and Nepal
- Unspoiled nature and culture
Manaslu Circuit Trek Cost
Manaslu Circuit Trek Cost is normally 1,050 $ to 1250 $. This is a package cost which includes your food, accommodation, permits, guide and porter. However, Manaslu Circuit Trek Cost differs from solo trekker to group. For solo Trekker, the cost obviously rises from ordinary cost. And one more thing to know that the cost differs from company to company. And even the cost differs according to the service you want during the trek.
There are different two Manaslu Circuit Trek itineraries such as package trekking and non-package trekking. For package trekking cost normally will be higher than the non-package cost.
Manaslu Circuit Trekking Itinerary
The core Manaslu Circuit Trekking Itinerary is 22 days. However, considering different preferences and time frame of the trekkers, this 22 days Manaslu Circuit Trekking Itinerary can be customized into different other itineraries according to the need of the trekkers. There are various Manaslu trekking itineraries like 14 days Manaslu trekking itinerary, 17 days Manaslu Trekking itinerary and so on. For every Manaslu trekking itinerary, we basically require good stamina and good physical condition in order to make the trip memorable.
14 Days Manaslu Circuit Trek 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 Circuit Trek Map
Manaslu Trek Map is one of the most important things to bring with you while making Manaslu Circuit trekking. Trekking map is similar to a trekking guide. it tells a lot about the trekking route and geography. Similarly, it also reveals about the distance, altitude, people, facilities on the trail like hospital, health post, market, security beat and so on. We are massively benefited if we use a genuine map during our trek.
Manaslu Circuit Trekking Blog
We see several blog posts on Manaslu Circuit Trekking on Google, TripAdvisor and even on company sites. All blog posts cannot be reliable and genuine. Some may be misleading. So, we have to avoid them.
But we get a lot of information through blog posts about a particular trekking route. The blogs also tells about the people, distance, elevation, culture, foods, and accommodation and so on. Therefore, before heading for the trip, trekkers search for various useful links and find the blog post about the trip they are going to be a part.
Manaslu Circuit Trekking route
This trekking route is located in Gorkha district in Nepal. The route is bordering to Tibet. Therefore we get a lot of insights about Tibetan people and their culture. Mostly, people in this region are largely connected to Tibet than to Nepal. This trekking route begins from Kathmandu and connects Arughat Bazar and the trail takes us to one of the most remote area of Gorkha district.
Manaslu Circuit Trekking Difficulty
Manaslu Circuit Trekking is widely popular as one of the adventurous trekking trails in Nepal. This is an adventurous trekking in the sense that we cross one of the highest passes in the world, Larkya La Pass which is 5125m high. It is also popular as a vantage point for breathtaking mountain views.
The trail is mostly off the beaten. The villages and settlements are very traditional and unique. Going above 5 thousand meters in the mountain is considered to be an adventurous trekking. For this, we have to have the good physical condition and have the stamina of walking 6-8 hours of walking in the mountain.
Manaslu Circuit Trekking with guide and Porter
Since Manaslu circuit Trekking is a restricted area trekking, every flora and fauna, every trail and settlement, every culture and tradition is well maintained and protected. If we hire a guide and porter, they are very familiar with the route, people, culture, important things to do, important sites to visit, the foods, accommodation and so on. This information helps the trekkers a lot to make the trek memorable and informative too. Guide and porter help the trekkers in many ways in the mountain. The guide explains about people, culture, flora and faunas, settlements, elevation, mountain peaks and many more. Similarly, the porters walk just behind you and take a good care of you in the mountain.
Manaslu Circuit Trekking without guide and porter
We cannot do Manaslu Circuit Trekking without guide and porter since it is restricted area trekking in Nepal and the government of Nepal is going to introduce such law not to allow an individual traveller to trek above 5000m without guide and porter. Guide and porter are mostly local and they have better insights of the region.
Manaslu Base Camp Trek
Manaslu Base Camp Trek is one of the major highlights of Manaslu Circuit Trek. It is located at the elevation of 4440m. Manaslu Base Camp Trek is a vantage point to capture mesmerizing views of Mt. Manaslu and other beautiful peaks in this region. We do not get lodges and guest houses at Manaslu Base Camp. So, we trek to Manaslu Base Camp and get back to Samagaon.
Manaslu Summit is the world’s eighth highest mountain at 8,163 meters (26,781 ft). The off the beaten tracks from Sotikhola gradually takes us to the Manaslu Base Camp and witness the most splendid summit. This alluring summit is fascinating thousands of trekkers every year. This summit is one of the most beautiful summits in the world.
Larkya La Pass
Larkya La Pass is one of the highest passes in the world. This pass is the key thing which makes Manaslu Trek an adventurous. This pass is 5125m high. The pass is challenging, however. The adventure enthusiasts find it rewarding too. Larkya La Pass offers us breathtaking mountain views.
Manaslu Trek Review
Since large numbers of trekkers love to do less crowded trekking in Nepal, Manaslu Trek is gaining its popularity. What type of trekking is it? In order to know it. We need to read reviews about it. Several trekkers who have been in this region have commented on it and we can make all these reviews an asset to deciding the trip to Nepal. Manaslu Trek Review can be found either on Google or Trip advisor. It also can be found in the company website.
Manaslu Circuit Trek Distance
The total distance of Manaslu Circuit trek 177 km. We divide this distance in 17-22 days. Some trekkers want shorter or customized Manaslu Circuit Trekking, for them, we design such itinerary which will meet their requirement of time frame and budget. Normally, we walk 7-9 hours in a day.
Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley Trek
Tsum Valley is a part of Manaslu Circuit Trek. If we really want to experience an exotic valley in Manaslu region, this Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley Trek is a perfect option for adventure lovers.
Tsum Valley is one of the most marvellous Himalayan valleys in Nepal with amazing flora and faunas.