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Manaslu circuit trek 14 days

Manaslu circuit trek 14 days

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Manaslu circuit trek Larke pass 5,106 m

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Trip Facts

Duration : 14 Days Max-Altitude : 5,160 Program Type : Tea House Best Season : March to jun - sep to dec Per Day Walking : 5/6 Trek Grade : Grade 3:

Since the terrain can be hard and the days long, hikers on these treks should be in good physical condition and have some previous mountain walking experience. Steep climbing may be involved, although it is never necessary to use ropes. Treks at this level can he arranged for periods of 16 to 21 days. Typically, a gradual ascent through a green river valley will lead you up to a number of high passes, where you will reach the altitude of 5416m. Often times, you will get a close insight into the Tibetan culture. Participants should expect to trek above 5416m/17872ft.

All price inclusive
$ 1100 $ 990

Overview

Manaslu circuit trek cost and itinerary

Manaslu Circuit Trek is a 14-day journey starting from Machhakhola and ending in Besi Sahar. The trail leads to the 8th highest mountain in the world, Manaslu Himal, at 8,163 meters (26,781 ft). and challenging Mountain Pass Larke la 5,106 m. during the Manaslu trek you will pass scenic small villages Ghorkha, Sama gaon, and Tilje villages which are part of the Manaslu conservation and Restricted Area, Manaslu trek discover the Gorkha district of Nepal. beautiful Budi Gandaki river, through the valley between Ganesh Himal and Annapurna Himalayas.

If you’re looking for a unique and adventurous hiking vacation in Nepal, the Manaslu Circuit Trek could be the perfect journey for you. In this pretty wilderness area of Nature trail trekking across from the great view of the highest mountain peaks Manaslu Himal, Buddha Himal, Syringe Himal, Ganesh Himal at Tsum Valley side, including Himlung Himal.

Manaslu Circuit trek with Larke pass is an oasis of biodiversity that is home to about 2,000 species of plants, 33 mammals, 110 species of birds, and 11 species of butterflies, as well as snow leopards, grey wolves, musk deer, blue sheep, and considerable numbers of Himalayan Thar. The forest along the Budi Gandaki area is dominated by oaks and blue pines, while above the Sama villages and high place Samdo villages a few species of ground-hugging rhododendrons persist almost to the snowline. These alpine meadows are characterized by edelweiss, gentians, anemones, and stellar flowers.

What makes the Manaslu Circuit Trek unique?

Among the best treks in Nepal, the Manaslu Circuit Trek is considered to be the best trekking. Despite its recent growth in popularity, the Manaslu Trek remains remote and less crowded than the established teahouse treks in Nepal. Mount Manaslu is the eighth highest peak in the world at 8,163 meters.

Side trip from Sama village

During your acclimatization days in the Sama village, our guide will lead you to the Manaslu Base Camp via Birendra Lake (Taal) for a panoramic view. Trekking to Mt Manaslu base camp is an exciting adventure that takes you to one of the eight highest mountains base camps. Four to six expedition groups summit the Manaslu mountain throughout the climbing season, and it is one of the most challenging and difficult expedition mountains in Nepal.

Side trip from Samdo village

During the Manaslu circuit trek, other opportunities to experience a more exciting ultimate day tour to the Tibet border. If you have more time, you can hike to the pass called Lajyun Bhanjyang, which is 5098 meters high. Lajyun Bhanjyang is a five-hour drive from Samdo, and it takes three hours to get back from the Border. From the Lajyun Bhanjyang, one can enjoy the stunning view of the Tiber Plateau.

The Peoples and Culture of Manaslu circuit Routes

A majority of people living in the Manaslu regions work in the tea house business and in agriculture. Buddhism Bon Po is the religion that they follow. The main attraction for tourists along the trek is the Buddhist monasteries and ancient Tibetan cultures that can be seen along the way.

Manaslu region’s Farming crops

Many major crops are grown in Sama Gaun and Samdo villages, including buckwheat, wheat, barley, millet, sunflowers, sweet potatoes, pumpkins, beans, and sweet potatoes. It is important to note that since all of these crops are grown on their own land, they are totally dependent on them in order to survive.

Manaslu circuit Larkya La Pass

The Larkya La pass is one of the most beautiful crossings in the Himalayas. There can be no doubt that the 5,200m pass is the highest point of the 14-day Manaslu circuit. Despite Larkya La not being the highest trekking pass in Nepal, it presents its own challenges and dangers, not least because it requires a 10-hour commitment, including four to five hours at altitude over rough terrain. this is the ultimate goal of your trip, around 6 to 7 Am you will be on the Summit and feel more emotionally joyful and fall tears from your eyes because of achieving the goal. after the Pass, all the way down to Bhimdang, and Dharsapani. December and January is could be closed due to heavy snow. For the rest of the month, it is easier to cross the pass; however, it is a more challenging trek than the Rupina La pass Trek

Physically

Manaslu circuit Larkya La pass 14-day itinerary trek to do, trekkers need some physical fitness exercises and hiking stamina as it is nearly impossible to pass without hiking stamina; we have seen several trekkers give up halfway around the Manaslu circuit during our previous experience. We recommend that trekkers run for at least 10 to 15 days, at least one hour per day before they plan the trek.

Manaslu circuit trek accommodations:

There is a clean tea house at every stop along the Manaslu Circuit trek. You will find private rooms, outside toilets, and a heater in the dining room. Nevertheless, you should not expect comfortable toilets during your trek up the Manaslu. The majority of teahouses do not have toilet paper and pan toilets, with only a few hotels having western toilets. You should make sure to bring your own toilet paper or buy some in the same grocery store if you do not have any.

Totals distance

It takes 14 days of itineraries to complete the Manaslu circuit trek from Machha Khola to Besisahar, and 177 kilometres from Machha Khola to Besisahar. We began our journey towards Manaslu on the first day by driving to Machhakhola on a local bus or jeep. After Machhakhola, continue trek to Dharapani village which is the junction trail of the Annapurna Circuit Trek. 

Best time to do Manaslu Circuit Trek

Trekking the Manaslu Circuit is possible throughout the year. Each season offers a unique variety of activities. Spring and autumn are, however, the best times to trek Manaslu due to the moderate weather and stable climate that these seasons provide. Manaslu experiences four distinct seasons. Every month of the season, like every season, has its own benefits and drawbacks. The Manaslu Circuit region, like the rest of Nepal, experiences four distinct seasons. There are four distinct seasons: spring, summer, autumn, and winter. The various months of the year offer the traveller/trekker a unique perspective on the Manaslu region. You can decide when you wish to complete your Manaslu Circuit Trek based on what you prefer and expect.

Nepal Wilderness Trekking PVT offers this trek with expert guides and porters at a competitive package cost, which will be led by our Nepal Wilderness Trekking PVT team. As you know, our guides are from the Manaslu region, which is known in that area for its culture, language, mountains, and places. The cost and detailed itinerary for the 14-day Manaslu circuit trek is identical to those on our blog. Nevertheless, it is possible to customize the trek to the Manaslu We are blessed to have guides from the Manaslu region, which has a rich culture, language, places, and mountains that are known throughout that region.


Highlights of the Manaslu circuit:

  • Gorgeous Budi Gandaki river valley views
  • the natural beauty of flora and fauna.
  • Friendly people, rich culture of the Tibetan
  • Larkya La Pass (5,167 meters), is the highest pass during the trek.
  • Stunning view of some of the highest peaks mountains

Manaslu Special Permit:
The cost of the Manaslu trek permit is USD 100.00 for the first seven days and USD 15.00 for each additional day during the months of September to November. The Manaslu trek permit costs USD 75.00 for the first seven days and USD 10.00 for each extra day from December to August.
MCAP Permit:
For SAARC nationals the entry fee is U$D15 per person and for other nationals, it is U$D30 per person.
ACAP Permit:
For SAARC nationals the entry fee is U$D15 per person and for other nationals, it is U$D30 per person.

Here is some more information about the Manaslu trek permits in the Restricted Zone. Until Dharamsala, the special permit will need to be validated before you can enter the pass.  Larke La Pass will be covered by ACAP, MCAP, and TIMS permits after the Larke La Pass.


Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Drive to Arughat Bazaar by bus and change another bus to Machha Khola (930m) stay overnight at the lodge.
  • Day 02:  Trek to Dobhan (1000m) and stay overnight at the lodge.
  • Day 03: Trek to Philim (1590m) stay overnight at lodge.
  • Day 04: Trek to Deng (2360m) stay overnight at lodge.
  • Day 05: Trek to Ghap (2165m) stay overnight at lodge.
  • Day 06: Trek to Lho (3180m) stay overnight at lodge.
  • Day 07: Trek to Sama Gaon (3525m) stay overnight at lodge.
  • Day 08: Explore day, visit Manaslu Base Camp and Birendra Lake
  • Day 09: Trek to Samdo (3850m) stay overnight at lodge.
  • Day 10: Trek to Dharamsala (4460m) stay overnight at lodge.
  • Day 11: Trek to Bhimdang- via Larkya La (5,160m) stay overnight at lodge.
  • Day 12: Trek to Tilje (2300m) stay overnight at lodge.
  • Day 13: Trek to Dharapani stay overnight at lodge.
  • Day 14: drive back to Kathmandu via Besisahar

Cost Included

  • Italian, Chinese, Nepali, Indian, and many other European delicious Meals three times a day (Breakfast, lunch and dinner chose by Menu) with tea/coffee)
  • clean Accommodation on Lodge during the trekking.
  • One experienced, educated, well-trained, fluent English speaking, friendly and familiar guide, from the same area and specialized in Manaslu trekking region and government authorized trekking guide and require porters one Porter for every 2 pax, Who carry the bag pack
  • Guide and Porters Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, transportation and types of equipment.
  • Kathmandu- Soti Khola and Dharapani Besisahar by sharing jeep and Besi Sahar to  Kathmandu by local bus.
  • Manaslu area special permit
  • ACAP (Annapurna conservation area project) and MCAP( Manaslu conservation area project) permits
  • First aid medical box.
  • Trekking equipment as a sleeping bag and down jacket etc. if you don't have your own
  • Complementary Trekking Certificate of Completion.

Cost Excluded

  • Kathmandu hotel
  • Hard and soft table drinks such as Coke, Fanta, mineral water, hot shower, dessert etc.
  • Personal insurance.
  • Rescue operation charge.
  • Tips for guide and porter

Reviews

From USA
Trekking the Manaslu Circuit with Nepal Wilderness Trekking  We completed the Manaslu Circuit trek with Suk Bahadur Ghale as a guide and Rack Lama as...
From Germany
Excellent custom-tailored service at a very fair price We (my wife and I) were very happy with the service we received from Nepal Wilderness Trekking...
From London
Manaslu Circuit trek  He organized our recent trek to the Manaslu circuit and was nothing short of excellent. Our guide went the extra mile to...
- Tim
From Germany
Manaslu trek Before we discovered we would need a guide for the Manaslu trek, we had decided on the trek. It can be a bit...
From Poland
Suk is an experienced trekking guide and a great companion. I could feel that I am traveling the Manaslu circuit trek with a good friend!...
From Italy
Manaslu larke pass trek There are things you play within your mind for a long time before you can step into. I was dreaming of...

Manaslu circuit trek cost and itinerary

Manaslu Circuit Trek is a 14-day journey starting from Machhakhola and ending in Besi Sahar. The trail leads to the 8th highest mountain in the world, Manaslu Himal, at 8,163 meters (26,781 ft). and challenging Mountain Pass Larke la 5,106 m. during the Manaslu trek you will pass scenic small villages Ghorkha, Sama gaon, and Tilje villages which are part of the Manaslu conservation and Restricted Area, Manaslu trek discover the Gorkha district of Nepal. beautiful Budi Gandaki river, through the valley between Ganesh Himal and Annapurna Himalayas.

If you’re looking for a unique and adventurous hiking vacation in Nepal, the Manaslu Circuit Trek could be the perfect journey for you. In this pretty wilderness area of Nature trail trekking across from the great view of the highest mountain peaks Manaslu Himal, Buddha Himal, Syringe Himal, Ganesh Himal at Tsum Valley side, including Himlung Himal.

Manaslu Circuit trek with Larke pass is an oasis of biodiversity that is home to about 2,000 species of plants, 33 mammals, 110 species of birds, and 11 species of butterflies, as well as snow leopards, grey wolves, musk deer, blue sheep, and considerable numbers of Himalayan Thar. The forest along the Budi Gandaki area is dominated by oaks and blue pines, while above the Sama villages and high place Samdo villages a few species of ground-hugging rhododendrons persist almost to the snowline. These alpine meadows are characterized by edelweiss, gentians, anemones, and stellar flowers.

What makes the Manaslu Circuit Trek unique?

Among the best treks in Nepal, the Manaslu Circuit Trek is considered to be the best trekking. Despite its recent growth in popularity, the Manaslu Trek remains remote and less crowded than the established teahouse treks in Nepal. Mount Manaslu is the eighth highest peak in the world at 8,163 meters.

Side trip from Sama village

During your acclimatization days in the Sama village, our guide will lead you to the Manaslu Base Camp via Birendra Lake (Taal) for a panoramic view. Trekking to Mt Manaslu base camp is an exciting adventure that takes you to one of the eight highest mountains base camps. Four to six expedition groups summit the Manaslu mountain throughout the climbing season, and it is one of the most challenging and difficult expedition mountains in Nepal.

Side trip from Samdo village

During the Manaslu circuit trek, other opportunities to experience a more exciting ultimate day tour to the Tibet border. If you have more time, you can hike to the pass called Lajyun Bhanjyang, which is 5098 meters high. Lajyun Bhanjyang is a five-hour drive from Samdo, and it takes three hours to get back from the Border. From the Lajyun Bhanjyang, one can enjoy the stunning view of the Tiber Plateau.

The Peoples and Culture of Manaslu circuit Routes

A majority of people living in the Manaslu regions work in the tea house business and in agriculture. Buddhism Bon Po is the religion that they follow. The main attraction for tourists along the trek is the Buddhist monasteries and ancient Tibetan cultures that can be seen along the way.

Manaslu region’s Farming crops

Many major crops are grown in Sama Gaun and Samdo villages, including buckwheat, wheat, barley, millet, sunflowers, sweet potatoes, pumpkins, beans, and sweet potatoes. It is important to note that since all of these crops are grown on their own land, they are totally dependent on them in order to survive.

Manaslu circuit Larkya La Pass

The Larkya La pass is one of the most beautiful crossings in the Himalayas. There can be no doubt that the 5,200m pass is the highest point of the 14-day Manaslu circuit. Despite Larkya La not being the highest trekking pass in Nepal, it presents its own challenges and dangers, not least because it requires a 10-hour commitment, including four to five hours at altitude over rough terrain. this is the ultimate goal of your trip, around 6 to 7 Am you will be on the Summit and feel more emotionally joyful and fall tears from your eyes because of achieving the goal. after the Pass, all the way down to Bhimdang, and Dharsapani. December and January is could be closed due to heavy snow. For the rest of the month, it is easier to cross the pass; however, it is a more challenging trek than the Rupina La pass Trek

Physically

Manaslu circuit Larkya La pass 14-day itinerary trek to do, trekkers need some physical fitness exercises and hiking stamina as it is nearly impossible to pass without hiking stamina; we have seen several trekkers give up halfway around the Manaslu circuit during our previous experience. We recommend that trekkers run for at least 10 to 15 days, at least one hour per day before they plan the trek.

Manaslu circuit trek accommodations:

There is a clean tea house at every stop along the Manaslu Circuit trek. You will find private rooms, outside toilets, and a heater in the dining room. Nevertheless, you should not expect comfortable toilets during your trek up the Manaslu. The majority of teahouses do not have toilet paper and pan toilets, with only a few hotels having western toilets. You should make sure to bring your own toilet paper or buy some in the same grocery store if you do not have any.

Totals distance

It takes 14 days of itineraries to complete the Manaslu circuit trek from Machha Khola to Besisahar, and 177 kilometres from Machha Khola to Besisahar. We began our journey towards Manaslu on the first day by driving to Machhakhola on a local bus or jeep. After Machhakhola, continue trek to Dharapani village which is the junction trail of the Annapurna Circuit Trek. 

Best time to do Manaslu Circuit Trek

Trekking the Manaslu Circuit is possible throughout the year. Each season offers a unique variety of activities. Spring and autumn are, however, the best times to trek Manaslu due to the moderate weather and stable climate that these seasons provide. Manaslu experiences four distinct seasons. Every month of the season, like every season, has its own benefits and drawbacks. The Manaslu Circuit region, like the rest of Nepal, experiences four distinct seasons. There are four distinct seasons: spring, summer, autumn, and winter. The various months of the year offer the traveller/trekker a unique perspective on the Manaslu region. You can decide when you wish to complete your Manaslu Circuit Trek based on what you prefer and expect.

Nepal Wilderness Trekking PVT offers this trek with expert guides and porters at a competitive package cost, which will be led by our Nepal Wilderness Trekking PVT team. As you know, our guides are from the Manaslu region, which is known in that area for its culture, language, mountains, and places. The cost and detailed itinerary for the 14-day Manaslu circuit trek is identical to those on our blog. Nevertheless, it is possible to customize the trek to the Manaslu We are blessed to have guides from the Manaslu region, which has a rich culture, language, places, and mountains that are known throughout that region.


Highlights of the Manaslu circuit:

  • Gorgeous Budi Gandaki river valley views
  • the natural beauty of flora and fauna.
  • Friendly people, rich culture of the Tibetan
  • Larkya La Pass (5,167 meters), is the highest pass during the trek.
  • Stunning view of some of the highest peaks mountains

Manaslu Special Permit:
The cost of the Manaslu trek permit is USD 100.00 for the first seven days and USD 15.00 for each additional day during the months of September to November. The Manaslu trek permit costs USD 75.00 for the first seven days and USD 10.00 for each extra day from December to August.
MCAP Permit:
For SAARC nationals the entry fee is U$D15 per person and for other nationals, it is U$D30 per person.
ACAP Permit:
For SAARC nationals the entry fee is U$D15 per person and for other nationals, it is U$D30 per person.

Here is some more information about the Manaslu trek permits in the Restricted Zone. Until Dharamsala, the special permit will need to be validated before you can enter the pass.  Larke La Pass will be covered by ACAP, MCAP, and TIMS permits after the Larke La Pass.


  • Day 01: Drive to Arughat Bazaar by bus and change another bus to Machha Khola (930m) stay overnight at the lodge.
  • Day 02:  Trek to Dobhan (1000m) and stay overnight at the lodge.
  • Day 03: Trek to Philim (1590m) stay overnight at lodge.
  • Day 04: Trek to Deng (2360m) stay overnight at lodge.
  • Day 05: Trek to Ghap (2165m) stay overnight at lodge.
  • Day 06: Trek to Lho (3180m) stay overnight at lodge.
  • Day 07: Trek to Sama Gaon (3525m) stay overnight at lodge.
  • Day 08: Explore day, visit Manaslu Base Camp and Birendra Lake
  • Day 09: Trek to Samdo (3850m) stay overnight at lodge.
  • Day 10: Trek to Dharamsala (4460m) stay overnight at lodge.
  • Day 11: Trek to Bhimdang- via Larkya La (5,160m) stay overnight at lodge.
  • Day 12: Trek to Tilje (2300m) stay overnight at lodge.
  • Day 13: Trek to Dharapani stay overnight at lodge.
  • Day 14: drive back to Kathmandu via Besisahar

Cost Included

  • Italian, Chinese, Nepali, Indian, and many other European delicious Meals three times a day (Breakfast, lunch and dinner chose by Menu) with tea/coffee)
  • clean Accommodation on Lodge during the trekking.
  • One experienced, educated, well-trained, fluent English speaking, friendly and familiar guide, from the same area and specialized in Manaslu trekking region and government authorized trekking guide and require porters one Porter for every 2 pax, Who carry the bag pack
  • Guide and Porters Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, transportation and types of equipment.
  • Kathmandu- Soti Khola and Dharapani Besisahar by sharing jeep and Besi Sahar to  Kathmandu by local bus.
  • Manaslu area special permit
  • ACAP (Annapurna conservation area project) and MCAP( Manaslu conservation area project) permits
  • First aid medical box.
  • Trekking equipment as a sleeping bag and down jacket etc. if you don't have your own
  • Complementary Trekking Certificate of Completion.

Cost Excluded

  • Kathmandu hotel
  • Hard and soft table drinks such as Coke, Fanta, mineral water, hot shower, dessert etc.
  • Personal insurance.
  • Rescue operation charge.
  • Tips for guide and porter

Frequently Asked Questions

The difficulty of the Manaslu Circuit Trek is generally considered moderate. To complete the Manaslu Circuit, trekkers must traverse challenging terrain. The rugged and remote landscapes of the region require a long walking distance.
Each day distance needs to hike approximately 6 to 7 hours between each place.
It is neat and clean tea house with comfortable bed.
Nepal Telecom service (NTC) Sim works.
During an emergency, you must make a quick decision with our guide in order to continue the evacuation to KTM. Our company will arrange for your better health in the event of an emergency.
Tims, ACAP, MCAP and special permits issued by immigrates office
Yes, it is a restricted trekking area.
you can explore the Manaslu base camp from Sama village and the Tibet border (Jjyun Bhanjyang from Samdo.
consulting the guide 3 or 4 Am is the best time.

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