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Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu Circuit Trek

Trip Overview

Maximum Altitude:
5167 m
Trip Region:
Manaslu
Best Season:
Sep-Dec, Mar-Apr
Duration:
15 Days
Difficulty:
Moderate
Price from
$990
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  • 1 Person $1450
  • 2 Person $990
  • 3 Person $960
  • 4-7 Person $920
  • 8-10 Person $800

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Trip Highlights

  • Walk around world’s eighth highest mountain range of massif Manaslu Himal.
  • Explore the lovely mountain villages steeped with age-old heritage cultures.
  • Adventure from warm paddy fields to cooler hills and towards arctic cold zone.
  • Enjoy the trek through nice forest lined with tall rhododendrons and pine trees.
  • Traverse over Larke-La Pass the boundary of Manaslu Valley and Manang areas.

Manaslu Circuit Trekking is an adventure 8th-highest mountain in the world. Manaslu and its massif range of peaks. Mt. Manaslu towers above 8,163 m high, around the Mid-West Himalayas of Mansiri Himal.

The first ascent of Mt. Manaslu in 1956 by the Japanese Expedition, from then on, was closed to outside visitors. It opened its door in 1992 but remains a Restricted Area of Nepal, where Trekkers need a special permit. Include the MCA entrance fee (Manaslu Conservation Area).

Manaslu Circuit Trek Route

The walk follows higher up to Philim, Deng, Namrung, and Lo-Gaon, as the air gets cool, on reaching close amidst mountain wilderness.

Enjoy close views of Mt. Manaslu as the walk leads on the scenic trail to Sama- Gaon, the main village of the Upper Manaslu. View of the mountains remains constant in the harmony of impressive Buddhist culture on walks. Reaching Sama Gaon, the main settlement of Upper Manaslu and a perfect place and height to spend extra days for acclimatization.

After Sama-Gaon, adventure continues towards end of the Manaslu Valley at the base of Larke-La Pass in Dharmasala. The next early morning, enjoy the great thrills of climbing to the top of Larke-La Pass.

Stand at the highest points of the trek at Larke-La Pass, encircled by an array of Peaks. From Larke-La Pass is a long descent towards Manang areas, walk through Bhim-Phedi, Gho, and then end the trek at Dharapani. A nice village situated, on the midways of famous Annapurna and Manaslu Circuit trekking routes.

An exciting drive from Dharapani reaches you to Kathmandu via Bhesishar Town. On reaching Kathmandu, our adventure concludes after a wonderful experience on Manaslu Circuit Trekking.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Alternative Routes

Interested trekkers and adventurers can enjoy Manaslu Circuit Trek, with other close alternative destinations. Likewise, one can extend the trek for a week more with visit to the Tsum Valley. After Philim, walk on the Manaslu Circuit route to Tsum Valley of Happiness. Reach you as far as Mu Gompa at 3,700 m high, and then join the Manaslu circuit at Lokpa onwards.

Another interesting alternative extension is to combine the Manaslu Circuit with Nar and Phu, another forbidden area. Located above scenic Manang Valley, after crossing over Larke-La Pass to reach Dharapani. Then, the walk continues to northwest to Nar-Phu village and the valley, the trail diverts from Kodo village near Chame Town. Nar Phu treks involve crossing the Kang-La pass at 5,320 m high and then walking to Manang village.

From Manang village, an options trek to Tilicho, the world’s highest Lake takes 5-6 days both ways. The other options are heading straight towards Thorang-La Pass, crossing over 5,416 m high pass to reach Muktinath and Jomsom. If one needs to skip Thorang-La Pass, can cross over Mesokanto-La Pass 5,050 m from Tilicho Lake to Jomsom. At Jomsom, options for a short flight to scenic Pokhara city or enjoy a drive of more than 6 hours.

What To Expect on  Manaslu Circuit

Manaslu Circuit & Larke-La Pass Trekking is an exciting and worth the adventure of a lifetime experience. There is various wonderful thing to expect on this adventurous walk around Manaslu, the world’s 8th-highest peak.

The first impression of Manaslu Circuit is the beautiful scenery of landscapes with rolling green hills and Valleys. Walk from lower warm country of paddy fields to high green hills covered in lovely forest.

Line with tall rhododendrons, oaks, pines, and fir trees as the walk progresses toward higher country. The tree lines fade for short alpine bushes of juniper and azalea (dwarf rhododendrons). Amazing journey where the trails follows the Budi-Gandaki River upstream to its glacial source around scenic high Manaslu Valley.

Close en route to Mt. Manaslu base camp on walk offers majestic views of the Mid-West Himalayas. Includes Manaslu, Ganesh, and Sringi Himal and walking through lovely traditional farm villages. Encountering Buddhist prayer monuments and monasteries, the villagers greet you with a cheerful smile.

The route around Manaslu is all uphill climbs with short down and gradual winding paths to enjoy. The exciting part of the adventure, apart from the views and the impressive cultures, is crossing a unique bridge. Which is attached to a high rocky wall edge above the Buddhi-Gandaki River.

This type of bridge, called a Cantilever, is new in Nepal and around the Himalayas. Interesting to know about Manaslu Circuit High Valley, in the early days it was one of the major Trans Himalayan Caravan and Salt Trade Route of Nepal and Tibet.

The trade still exists but in small ways than in the past before the 1960’s. The walking trails are a straight-forwards route through lovely woods and farm areas. After Jagat enters Upper Manaslu till Manang, on crossing high Larke-La, the whole villagers interwoven to Buddhism religion.

Best Time for Manaslu Circuit Trek

The best times for this marvelous adventure Manaslu Circuit Trekking are late spring of April and May. As well as autumn season from September to mid- November, is the most favorable season around the Himalayas. Especially for Adventures that involve high passes like Manaslu Circuit and Larke-La pass to cross. In spring most days are clear for views and walks, and get a cloudy afternoon with cold morning and nighttime. Chances of snowfall are sometimes above 2,500 m and around high Manaslu Valley and at Larke-La Pass.

Similarly, autumn is another high season, with fine days with crystal clear blue skies most of the time. But cold morning, late afternoon, and night times with bright starry nights. Can expect snowfall above 2,500 m higher on route to Larke-La pass sometimes. In autumn time days are shorter due to limited sunshine hours.

Itinerary

On reaching at Kathmandu city and Nepal international airport, our staff and guide of Himalayan Friendly receives you. For a short transfer to your hotels in the hub of Kathmandu city, after checking into you lovely rooms. Having rest after a Jet-Lag, then join with the main group for briefing provided by the guide or leader.

An important information on briefing, regarding the treks, local cultures, landscapes with do’s and don’ts. Evening a group welcome dinner in a nice authentic Nepali restaurant with cultural programs. A great introduction to Nepali cultures, along with typical Nepali foods to enjoy.

In Kathmandu includes Bed and Breakfast only, with welcome group dinner.

ACCOMODATION 3 Start Hotel
MAX ALTITUDE 1,320 m
MEALS Breakfast

An extra day in Kathmandu to get accustomed with the local culture as well for last hour trek preparation. Optional tour on request for half day sightseeing around Kathmandu and Nepal famous landmarks and world heritage sites. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure checking you trekking gear or buy or hire essential items for the trek.

In Kathmandu Bed and Breakfast only basis.

ACCOMODATION 3 Start Hotel
MAX ALTITUDE 1,320 m
MEALS Breakfast

An early morning start after a good breakfast at the hotel, transfer in a vehicle according to group size. Either in a four-wheel drive, jeep, coach or similar, the drive heads beyond Kathmandu valley. Heading downhill to lower warm farm country, as drive continues on the main busy highway of Nepal.

From the junction town where Nepal South, North and West separates, drive heads west. As drive enters the district of Dhading and Gorkha around Manaslu Himalayan region, then slowly reaching heavily farm country. Then following the Buddhi-Gandaki River upstream from Arughat Town reaching Machha-Khola for overnight halt.

Includes Bed and Breakfast with Lunch and Dinner, accommodation in a simple local lodge.

ACCOMODATION Hotel
MAX ALTITUDE 900 m / 2,952 feet
MEALS Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Morning from Machha-Khola after an exciting drive, today an interesting long walk to Jagat. Starting the first day trek within warm sub-tropical farm areas of Maccha-Khola leads on winding path, through Sal tree woods. Reaching at Tatopani, a place with a natural hot spring, can enjoy refreshing bathing time permitting.

As walk proceeds to Khola Besi and Dovan for possible lunch stop, afternoon few hour climb to Jagat. A moderate size hill farm village check into a nice lodge for overnight halt. Having time to observe local cultures, a blend of Hindu and Buddhism religions.

Includes Bed and Breakfast with Lunch and Dinner, accommodation in a simple local lodge.

ACCOMODATION Lodge
MAX ALTITUDE 1,070 m
MEALS Breakfast with Lunch and Dinner

After a pleasant overnight at Jagat, from here starts the Restricted Area of Upper Manaslu. The walk leads to climb and cross a bridge to Nagjet and Philim villages, a lovely farm area.  Philim with neatly tended farm terraces, as walk continues after a good lunch stop. The trail then leads through forest with climb for 2-3 hours till Deng is reached for overnight stop. From here within strong Buddhism culture, check into a nice simple lodge, after good walk of the day.

Includes Bed and Breakfast with Lunch and Dinner, accommodation in a simple
local lodge.

ACCOMODATION Lodge
MAX ALTITUDE 1,860 m
MEALS Breakfast with Lunch and Dinner

Today a long day walk to reach a lovely village at Lo-Gaon, starting the morning after early breakfast. The trail follows to Prok village, as walk continues with grand vista of Manaslu Himal range. The walk leads through quaint villages with traditional houses made of stone and wood.

From Prok downhill to Bhi Bazaar, as walk continues nice cultivated terraces reaching Namrung. After lunch, adventure leads through forested path to enter the charming village of Lo Gaon. Lo-Gaon is a lovely village with stunning views of Mt. Manaslu amidst picturesque scenery of wonderful landscapes and snow peaks.

Includes Bed and Breakfast with Lunch and Dinner, accommodation in a simple local lodge.

ACCOMODATION Lodge
MAX ALTITUDE 3,180 m
MEALS Breakfast with Lunch and Dinner

Enjoy the morning glorious views of snow peaks, start the walk heading west to Sama-Gaon. The walk follows with gradual up through farm villages and Yak herder camps. A scenic walk around high Manaslu valley, enclosed by high rocky cliff and snow peaks. The view of Mt. Manaslu and Sringi Himal remains constant as the day walk ends reaching at Sama-Gaon. Sama-Gaon, the main village around Manaslu valley which is en route to Tibet border and towards Manaslu Base Camp.

Includes Bed and Breakfast with Lunch and Dinner, accommodation in a simple local lodge.

ACCOMODATION Lodge
MAX ALTITUDE 3,500 m
MEALS Breakfast with Lunch and Dinner

A free day for acclimatization, a perfect place and height for a short hike. At Sama-Gaon, several best places for interested trekkers to enjoy a day hike Birendra Tal. A glacial pond close en route to Manaslu base camp, a walk of a few hours uphill facing grand views of Mt. Manaslu. Enjoy the rest day with leisure walk and explore the village as well hike to an old Pungyen Gompa.

Includes Bed and Breakfast with Lunch and Dinner, accommodation in a simple local lodge.

ACCOMODATION Lodge
MAX ALTITUDE 3,500 m
MEALS Breakfast with Lunch and Dinner

From Sama-Gaon onward adventure gets more exciting around high scenic Manaslu valley, from Sama-Gaon walk get interesting. The route follows the windswept terrain, from here tree lines drops for sheer mountain wilderness. The valley gets narrow as trail follows to Samdo, walking at slow pace due to the
rise in altitude.

After a pleasant trek of some hours a short steep up reaches you at Samdo overnight halt. Samdo, is the last village around Manaslu Valley and remote corners of Gorkha district. The village with more than forty houses with typical Tibetan style of more than two hundred inhabitants. Samdo, is close en route Tibet border, villager barters and exchange goods with Tibetan across the border.

Includes Bed and Breakfast with Lunch and Dinner, accommodation in a simple local lodge.

ACCOMODATION Lodge
MAX ALTITUDE 3,875 m
MEALS Breakfast with Lunch and Dinner

After a pleasant overnight in Samdo, today a short pleasant day walk to reach the highest overnight stop. Morning walk leads to the end of Manaslu valley and from the district of Gorkha at Dharmasala or Larke Phedi. The walk leads to short ups and down but more or less on gradual path crossing few icy streams to reach Dharmasala, place with few huts serving as lodge and guest-house.

During high time of trekking this place is crowded with trekkers, some groups might have to spend on tented camps. Provided by the lodge, at Dharmasala arriving by lunchtime, and for an overnight stop. Rest of the afternoon relax and prepare for the adventure climb to Larke-La Pass.

Includes Bed and Breakfast with Lunch and Dinner, accommodation in a simple local lodge.

ACCOMODATION Lodge
MAX ALTITUDE 4, 450 m
MEALS Breakfast with Lunch and Dinner

Our great highlight of the adventure, after early breakfast and carrying packed lunch for long day walk. Start the early morning climb towards a high slope on rocky gravel path above Dharmasala. The trail contours with steep uphill winding
path, after hours of strenuous walk reaching Larke-La Pass. The top, adorned with prayer flags and a board with name of the Pass and altitude.

After a hard effort, rewards with stunning panorama of Manaslu and Annapurna Himalayan peaks. Includes views of Himlung, Cheo Himal, and Kang Guru, as far as Ganesh Himal Far East direction. From the top a long descent to other side of Phedi, and back into forest at Bhimthang for overnight. The long downhill takes you past moraine of Larcia glacier to Tambuche, the base of Larke-La Pass on Manang side.  From the bottom, another hour walks to Bhimthang for overnight after a long, hard day, a lovely spot amidst green forest surroundings.

Includes Bed and Breakfast with Lunch and Dinner, accommodation in a simple local lodge.

ACCOMODATION Lodge
MAX ALTITUDE 3,590 m
MEALS Breakfast with Lunch and Dinner

Follow a peaceful trail from Bhimthang to Dharapani. Enjoy the serene landscapes and experience the local culture. Today’s trek takes us through beautiful forests with short ups, but more downhill to reach a small settlement of Gho for lunch and overnight halt. This half day allows you to relax in a serene surroundings after a long hard walks of previous day.

Includes Bed and Breakfast with Lunch and Dinner, accommodation in a simple local lodge.

ACCOMODATION Lodge
MAX ALTITUDE 2,535 m
MEALS Breakfast with Lunch and Dinner

After a refreshing morning breakfast, walk downhill through lovely cool forest to lovely Tilje village. From this nice place a short climb over a bridge above Masrsyangdi River to Dharapani village. Located on a motorable road-head, at Dharapani our wonderful adventurous walks end. From here taking the comfort
of local jeep or four-wheel drives, an interesting drive on a mountainous dirt tracks.

The journey heads downhill past Tal, Chamje and Jagat villages with winding downhill to Syange. From the drive follows the Masrsyangdi River till a large town Bhesishar is reached for overnight stop. Bhesishar is a headquarters of Lamjung district that extends to Tal Besi.

Includes Bed and Breakfast with Lunch and Dinner, accommodation in a simple local lodge.

ACCOMODATION Lodge
MAX ALTITUDE 1,820 m
MEALS Breakfast with Lunch and Dinner

From Bhesishar depart from a nice hotel, then board in a car, coach as per size of group. The drive from here on a good road, to join the main Pokhara and Kathmandu highway at Dumre town. Driving for more than four hours from Dumre town on winding uphill to the outskirt of Kathmandu valley. Then finally the journey completes on reaching your hotel. Arriving by late afternoon or evening time. After a most mesmerizing adventure of a lifetime experience on Manaslu Circuit Trek.

Includes Bed and Breakfast with Lunch only en route Kathmandu.

ACCOMODATION Lodge
MEALS Bed and Breakfast with Lunch

As time for your international flight Himalayan Friendly staff and guide transfers you to Kathmandu, Nepal International Airport. Bidding farewell to guide, staff and Nepal, check into airport terminal. After a great mesmerizing adventure on Manaslu Circuit with excellent services of Himalayan Friendly.

Include/Exclude

Include

  • Airport picks up and drops off by the private vehicle.
  • Three night accommodation at 3 Star hotel in Kathmandu
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Soti to Machha Khola (trek start) and from Dharapani (trek end) to Kathmandu by public bus
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) with tea or coffee during the trek
  • Best available accommodations during the trek
  • An experienced, English-speaking, and government-licensed trek guide
  • Strong and experience porter
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits and TIMS.
  • Annapurna and Manaslu conservation fees
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • An oximeter to measure your oxygen and Pulse level during the trek in the mountain.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag use while trekking
  • Duffel bag use while trekking by carrying your porter
  • Trekking map

Exclude

  • International flight ticket and Nepal Entry Visa
  • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses Like, (shopping, snacks, bottled water or boiled water, and cold drinks, hot shower, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee, extra porters, etc
  • Travel and rescue insurance

Useful Info

Accommodation While in Kathmandu

Himalayan Friendly provides the best accommodation in the comfort of a tourist standard hotels in Kathmandu. On a 3 Star category Hotels (Kathmandu suite home) in the hub of Kathmandu in Thamel.

One can upgrade the accommodation for 4 or 5 star deluxe standard hotels, on request. Which will be at extra cost.

The hotel in Kathmandu is booked according to our standard itinerary days, in Kathmandu normally will be for 3 overnights. Please remember while in Kathmandu it will be on Bed and Breakfast basis. Includes welcome or farewell dinner only.

Lodge Accommodation

At the beginning of the trekking around overnight villages with simple lodges, with basic room accommodation. But clean and cozy on a twin-sharing basis, depending upon trekking seasons. Higher up from Jagat, Deng, and Namrung facilities are good with tourist standards. In Lo and Sama-Gaon, the rooms are good with better rooms.

Most lodge provides a large dining room with a fireplace to keep the rooms warm. But from Sama-Gaon and Samdo at Dharmasala, the lodge offers minimum facilities. Sometimes, trekkers need to sleep in tents close to the lodge, but from Bhimthang onwards to Dharapani, the lodge is better with standard accommodation.

Manaslu Circuit, only a few places have attached baths and toilets. Most lodges have common toilets and bathrooms this is due high altitude and cold climate. The plumbing systems and pipelines freeze in the morning, late afternoon, and nighttime. Nearly all lodges have common baths, one needs to pay extra for using hot showers. The price differs from one village to another, best to ask the price beforehand.

Food In Manaslu Circuit Trek

The food in Manaslu Circuit Trekking one can find the best almost throughout the trekking. Starting from Machha-Khola, where lodge accommodation are simple but offers good food menu. But limited choices of food items as per one’s delights with varieties of refreshing hot and cold drinks to enjoy. As trek heads onwards to higher hills, at Jagat village the entrance to Upper Restricted Areas.

The food are nice with comprehensive food menu of various choices from continental, Chinese, Tibetan, Indian and Nepali foods. In some places one can enjoy Japanese, Mexican or Korean food items also. But some few places in overnight stops the foods are simple due to the nature of landscapes terrains.

As well availability of fresh seasonal vegetables and meats products, but one can enjoy the simple meals. Especially, the popular and famous Nepali Dal Bhat, a nutritious meals that keeps you stuffed for long hours. But around Namrung, Lo and Sama-Gaon to Samdo the foods are the best as this villages are quite large.

Where most trekkers stays for overnights with nice foods along with grand views of majestic Mt. Manaslu. The food in Dharmasala, located on the base of Larke-La pass, the food menu is limited.

Where all trekkers gets crowded to cross over the Larke-La Pass, one has to suffice in whatever is available on time. For big groups of more than 4 person is best to have a set meal which saves time and fuel energy. The rest of the places like Gho and Dharapani till Bhesisar Town the foods are good and the best.

Drinking water en route Manaslu Circuit Trek

For drinking water, available in all places either or mineral bottled water. One can buy from the lodge boiled and filtered water for drinking. On high altitude walk to keep you fit and able, drinking much water helps and supports with acclimatization. Bottled Mineral water can be quite expensive, rather to buy clean boiled water from the restaurants.

As for Eco or Responsible Trekking, we do not encourage plastic bottled water it created garbage. Not healthy for environment and Eco Tourism, can buy only in some rare situation when you are sick and desperate. Trust the above information will thoroughly help the trekkers planning for wonderful Manaslu Circuit Trekking.

Transportation for Manaslu Circuit Trekking both ways

The main important for Manaslu Circuit or any other trekking and adventure activities depends upon transportation. To reach the starting point of the trek and at the end on completing the walk on Manaslu Circuit.

Transportation with Himalayan Friendly and other local companies depending on number of people, as well on budget and standard. As well traveling luxury in the comfort of a private vehicles in 4WD Jeep or similar, mode of transport.

Himalayan Friendly provides various types of transportations as per the booking and request of the client. On lower budget treks for Manaslu Circuit, provides local Bus to Maccha-Khola or 4WD Jeep in sharing basis.

For Manaslu Circuit trekking an overland journey covering a distance of 160 km/99.5 miles, takes more than six hours. Similarly, on return journey after completing the Manaslu Circuit trek at Dharapani village in Manang areas.

Which is approx. 212 km/132 miles driving distance from Dharapani to Kathmandu, takes more than seven hours.

To travel using a private transportation cost more as per the number of person in a group. Where extra cost should be borne by the clients as per the rules and norms of Himalayan Friendly.

Entrance fees and permits for Manaslu Circuit Trekking

Manaslu Circuit is an adventure around Nepal Mid-West Himalayas within the district of Gorkha. The region remained forbidden for outside foreign visitors for decades of years. It was opened for trekking and mountaineering expeditions from 1991, but remains as a Restricted Areas in Nepal. Limiting the flow of mass trekkers, where all trekkers needs a special permits to enter Upper Manaslu Valley. From Jagat Village, the main entry point for upper areas of Manaslu region. The Special Permits for Manaslu Circuit will be issued by your local agents in Kathmandu, that you have booked with.

After sending or providing with Passport details, photos and other necessary documents, as required to obtain the permits. On top of Special Permits for Manaslu Circuit, MCP (Manaslu Conservation Project) entrance fee.

Including ACAP entrance fee (Annapurna Conservation Area Project), as the route of Manaslu Circuit leads to Manang areas. After crossing over Larke-La Pass, then into Manang and Annapurna Conservation Areas till Dharapani Village.

How difficult is Manaslu Circuit Trek?

Manaslu Circuit is not overall a difficult trek to enjoy the moderate to adventurous walks. Trekkers on booking Manaslu Circuit Trek, should be well aware that the Himalayas are steeped with high and mid-hills. Where route leads from the start to the end of trekking leads to much steep climb and long downhill. However the walk is exciting and enjoyable with climb to one lovely villages to another impressive settlements. As walk progresses trekkers will cope with the rough terrains and steep ups, and walking slowly at easy pace.

The only difficult is prevention from HAS or High Altitude Sickness, but walking slowly having rest overcomes the difficulties. The only hardest walks is climb to Larke-La Pass with long downhill, taking slow at leisure pace. Makes the walk easier and enjoyable with delightful moments.

WiFe –Telephone in the Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu Circuit Trekking route does provide Wi-Fi services and telephone network services.

The most preferred medium of communication, your phone needs to be accompanied by a local SIM card, preferably from Nepal Telecom (NTC). NTC also offers data packages, with 1 GB costing approximately USD 10. However, there are areas with no mobile network coverage along the trek.

Note:- Himalayan Friendly does not include telephone services and Wi-Fi services in their our package cost. Himalayan Friendly also recommends everyone to call the lodges of the following place beforehand as the unpredictable weather can alter the services at any time.

Places with Telephone Service

  • Kathmandu
  • Soti Khola
  • Maccha Khola
  • Jagat
  • Namrung
  • Lho
  • Sama Gaun
  • Bimthang
  • Dharapani

 

Places without Telephone Service

  • Deng
  • Samdo
  • Dharamsala

Packing List 

Himalaya Friendly is always safe for our clients on trekking and hiking. Trekking Equipment List which the trekkers will need during their trekking.

Clothings

  • Insulated Jacket
  • Down Jacket
  • Windproof and waterproof jacket and pant
  • Thermal inner dress
  • Trekking pants and trousers
  • Trekking shirts
  • Breathable underwears

Head and Hand

  • Scarf or cap
  • Warm hat
  • Sunhat
  • Sunglasses ( recommend a UV protection)
  • Lightweight gloves( recommend a thermal gloves)
  • Windproof and waterproof gloves

Footwear

  • Slippers
  • Trekking boots
  • Hiking socks
  • Warm woolen socks
  • Gaiter

Personal items

  • Toothpaste and toothbrush
  • Soap
  • Sanitaizer
  • 1 to 2 towel
  • Body moisturizer
  • Sunscreen cream
  • Toiletries
  • Wet wipes
  • Small mirror
  • Lip balm

Other gears

  • Sleeping bag
  • Trekking poles
  • Backpack
  • Water bottle
  • Personal medical kit
  • Binoculars

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FAQ

1 .) Why Manaslu Trek is a Restricted Area?

There are few good reasons for Restricted Areas in Nepal like Manaslu, due to its close frontier with Tibet / China. As well to limit mass flow of trekkers and to protect and conserve its pristine environment and ancient cultures.

Where trekkers require a special permit to enter the Restricted Areas, which should be accompanied by Government Registrated local company guides.

2 .) Is Manaslu Circuit trekking areas protected?

The Manaslu. Circuit trek areas are protected by MCA (Manaslu Conservation Project) including special permits. The other areas after Larke-La Pass it is protected by ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project). Where trekkers have to obtain both conservation fees on this Manaslu Circuit Trek.

3 .) Is it worth joining for Manaslu Circuit Trek?

Yes, certainly quite different from other popular mainstream trekking of Annapurna and Everest region.

Encountering a few groups of trekkers and walking on a tranquil trail within a beautiful forest to arid and barren windswept country.

At the end of the trek, one will be in high spirits and feel glad that one made this trekking. A great adventure of a lifetime experience to enjoy.

4 .) Are electricity available en route trekking in overnight stops?

Most large villages like Jagat, Deng, Lo Gaon, Sama-Gaon, and Samdo do have hydroelectricity power. Some villages and lodges have their own private solar power as well so that you can charge your electronic gadgets and items.

5 .) How are the lodge and food facilities on Manaslu Circuit Trek?

The lodge in major village are simple tourist standard lodges and guest houses, provides single or double bed rooms.

Includes large warm and cozy dining rooms, serving a comprehensive food menu from Continental, Chinese, Indian, Tibetan and Nepal meals with snacks. Some lodge restaurants also serve fresh bakery products, but most lodges provide rooms with common bath and toilets.

At Dharmasala, the accommodation is very simple and basic, might need to spend overnights in dormitories. Sharing rooms with more than 2-4 people, sometime in high season have to spend the night in tents also.

6 .) Are the hotels in Nepal safe?

Yes it is completely and 100% safe, from Tourist standard, deluxe star hotels to low budget hotels. In Nepal customers are honored and taken as a highly guest with warm hospitality of the Nepali people.

7 .) What are the symptoms of altitude sickness?

The early symptoms of HAS or High Altitude Sickness with various reactions, such as short of breathing, tiredness. As well as with severe headache, nausea, lack of appetite and sleepless nights. Most important is dehydration, not enough fluid intake.

8 .) Can I join Manaslu treks without not enough outdoor or hiking experience?

Yes, as long as one is in good physical fitness and in sound medical health.
Although it leads to a long walk for some days, with steep climb but taking time
with easy pace. Will make the trekking enjoyable, as the walk progresses each day
one will get fit and get accustomed.

9 .) Is Himalayan Friendly a Government-Authorized Trekking Agency?

Yes, only Government Registrated  Authorized Trekking Agency are allowed to run and organize trekking and tours in Nepal. Also only licensed guide from the
Government and Tourism Department are allowed to lead the treks or tours.

10 .) What types of shoes should I bring for the treks?

It is not shoes required for the trekking in the Himalayas, all trekkers needs a good comfortable trekking boots. Which can withstand rain, snow and walking on rough dirt trails. The shoes are needed before and after the treks, but good boots are the important items to bring for the trekking.

11 .) What are the documents required to do this trek?

Himalayan friendly require a valid visa copy, original passport, 4 passport-size photos for Manaslu Special Permit, Manaslu Conservation Permit, Annapurna Conservation Permit, and guide’s insurance

12 .) How many days required for Manaslu circuit Trek?

Depending upon the itinerary chosen as set by other different companies and
Himalayan Friendly. The standard itinerary days is of 12 nights and 13 days, starting from Machha-Khola to end the walk at Dharapani village.
But one can extend the days for more few days, to make the trek easier.
This will make the treks more pleasant to enjoy more of the surrounding scenery and local cultures. One can request for customized or Tailor-Made itinerary for private groups apart from main group trek departures with set itinerary.

13 .) How far to cover in mileage from start to the end of trekking?

The drive from Kathmandu to Machha Khola approx. 156 km or 97 miles, takes more than 6 to 7 hours. Due to rough country dirt road en route Arughat and Machha-Khola.

The walk covers approx. 162 km or 101 miles from Maccha-Khola to Dharapani in Manang the ending point of walks. Average walking distance of minimum 10-12 km and maximum of 25 km.

14 .) Is drinking water and food safe on Manaslu Circuit Trek?

Yes, it is safe on each overnights villages and settlements at designated place as per the itinerary. All lodges owner is well experienced in catering the needs of trekkers for decades. The foods are served and cooked in a hygienic manner, as well the drinking water are safe. Boiled to the right temperatures and filtered, ready for drinking whenever needed.

15 .) How much luggage one porter carry?

our one porter can carry a maximum of 25 kg of luggage

16 .) Can I or Can I not leave my luggage in Kathmandu whilst on the trek?

Yes. You absolutely can.

Trekking in Kathmandu? No worries! Leave your luggage at the hotel and enjoy a hassle-free adventure. The friendly hotel staff will keep your belongings safe and sound for free. So, say goodbye to heavy loads and hello to carefree trekking!

17 .) Is someone going to pick me up at the airport?

When you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, our Himalayan Friendly crew will be there to greet you with open arms. They’ll make sure your transition from the airport to your hotel is super smooth. We’re all about starting your journey on a positive note, so you can count on our dedicated team to assist you at every step.

 

18 .) Which hotel will I stay at in Kathmandu? Can I extend my stay or upgrade?

First off, you will be staying at a wonderfully pristine hotel of a three star status here in Kathmandu or Pokhara or any other central place depending on your itinerary. These three star hotels are known for their excellent service and beautifully clean rooms. They are located in very beautiful areas with easy accessibility to markets and restaurants all to make your stay convenient and enjoyable.

If you’d like to extend your stay, we can help you make the arrangements. Please note that rates may vary depending on the hotel, that is if you decide to extend your stay.

Additionally, if you’re looking for a more luxurious experience, we can assist you with an upgrade to an even better hotel experience. Kathmandu offers a range of beautiful 4 to 5-star hotels to choose from that offer a whole bunch of luxury with it.

Let us know your preferences, and we’ll ensure you have a fantastic stay. You’ll customise your trip just the way you’d want us to.

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