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

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1 Pax $1100
2 Paxes $990
2-4 Paxes $980
4-6 Paxes $960
6-10 Paxes $950
10-15 Paxes $940
15+Paxes $940

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Overview

Manaslu Circuit Trek – unforgettable adventure!

The Manaslu circuit trek is renowned as one of Nepal’s most exceptional trekking experiences. The journey of the Manaslu trek leads adventurers through the mesmerizing Larkya La Pass MCAP Conservation Area, Offering a breathtaking panoramic view of the world’s eighth-tallest peak, Mt. Manaslu, standing at 8,156 meters (26,759 feet). Covering 14 days, the Manaslu Circuit Trek explores a Fascinating region, commencing from Machha Khola and Ending in Dharapani.

The Manaslu Circuit Trek offers a remarkable feature: the chance to actively participate in the local communities and immerse yourself in their distinct culture. While progressing through time-honored villages and exploring Tibetan Buddhist monasteries, you will engage directly with the Gurung, Tibetan, and Sherpa communities. This interaction will enable you to uncover their customs, traditions, and heartfelt hospitality, allowing you to penetrate deep into the core of their societies. This immersion into the culture not only enriches your trekking adventure but also forges enduring memories.

Challenging Yet Rewarding:

The Manaslu Circuit Trek demands courage and determination. This demanding trek necessitates a high level of physical fitness and the ability to acclimatize to high altitudes. The pinnacle of the trek is the formidable Larkya La Pass, towering at an impressive altitude of 5,160 meters (16,930 feet). Conquering Larkya La Pass serves as a true testament to your endurance, and the rewards are immense – the overwhelming feeling of accomplishment combined with the awe-inspiring vistas of Mount Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and Himal Chuli. Be ready to embark on an adventure that will stretch your boundaries and leave you with a profound sense of fulfillment.

Side Trips for Extraordinary Experiences:

While on your trek, seize the opportunity to enrich your Manaslu Circuit experience through side trips from Sama Village and Samdo Village. Take a hike to the Pungyen Gompa and marvel at the awe-inspiring vistas of Manaslu Mountain. Discover the Manaslu Base Camp and come face to face with the magnificent Mount Manaslu. Undertake a voyage to the Tibetan border from Samdo Village, attaining a distinctive outlook on the cultural and political importance of the area. These supplementary excursions provide extra adventures and indelible moments to treasure.

Diverse Culture and Mouthwatering Food:

The Manaslu Circuit Trek enables you to immerse yourself in the intricate weave of cultures present in the region. From Tibetan monasteries to the gracious hospitality of the locals, you’ll observe the spiritual legacy and customs that characterize the area. Immerse yourself in the local cuisine, relishing dishes like dal bhat, momos, and Thukpa, all of which capture the tastes and traditions of the region. Every facet of the trek is imbued with the lively cultural heritage that will etch an enduring mark on your expedition.

Manaslu circuit trek best time:

The ideal period for Starting on the Manaslu Circuit Trek is during spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). These times ensure stable weather, clear skies, and picturesque landscapes. Avoid winter (December to February) due to cold and snow, and the monsoon season (June to August) with heavy rain. Nepal Wilderness Trekking PVT offers a comprehensive package for the trek, including experienced guides and porters for a safe and memorable adventure. Our local guides from the Manaslu region provide valuable insights, enriching your journey.

What makes the Manaslu Circuit Trek unique?

  • The Manaslu Circuit Trek provides an authentic, less-crowded experience in a remote part of Nepal. The serene environment stands in contrast to busier trekking routes.
  • Trekkers enjoy breathtaking views of majestic peaks like Mount Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and Himal Chuli. The journey encompasses diverse landscapes, from lush forests to high mountain passes.
  • This trek offers cultural immersion as trekkers engage with Gurung, Tibetan, and Sherpa communities. Traditional villages and monasteries showcase their way of life.
  • The challenging Manaslu Circuit Trek demands fitness and acclimatization. Crossing high passes, including the 5,160-meter Larkya La Pass, tests trekkers’ abilities.

Manaslu region’s Farming crops:

In the Manaslu region of Nepal, farming is the main economic activity for a large portion of the population. The area is ideal for farming due to its fertile soil and pleasant climate. In the Sama Gaun and Samdo villages, numerous important crops are grown, such as buckwheat, wheat, barley, millet, sunflowers, sweet potatoes, pumpkins, beans, and sweet potatoes. It is significant to note that they are entirely dependent on these crops for survival because they are all grown on their land.

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 distance:

The Manaslu Circuit Trek typically covers a distance of approximately 177 kilometers (110 miles) from Machha Khola to Besisahar, following a 14-day itinerary. The journey begins with a local bus or jeep ride to Machha Khola. From there, the trek progresses to Dharapani village, a significant junction where the trails of the Manaslu Circuit and Annapurna Circuit Treks intersect.

Can You Trek the Manaslu Circuit Without a Guide?

Trekking the Manaslu Circuit requires the accompaniment of a licensed guide. This region in Nepal is considered a restricted area, disallowing independent trekking. To access this area, acquiring a Restricted Area Permit (RAP) via a registered trekking agency is imperative, and being accompanied by a licensed guide is a compulsory prerequisite.

Trekking alongside a licensed guide provides numerous advantages:

  1. Safety: Navigating the challenging terrain and high altitudes of the Manaslu trek demands experience. A licensed guide is well-versed in managing such conditions, guaranteeing your safety throughout the expedition.
  2. Local Expertise: Guides possess an intimate knowledge of the area, encompassing its culture, customs, and optimal routes. They enrich your journey by sharing insights into local communities.
  3. Permit and Regulation Adherence: Your guide handles the essential permits and ensures adherence to authorities’ regulations for trekking in this restricted area.
  4. Logistical Support: Accommodation, meals, and logistics are managed by your guide, freeing you to fully embrace the trekking experience.
  5. Cultural Interaction: A licensed guide facilitates meaningful interactions with local communities, immersing you in their culture and traditions.
  6. Acclimatization: Acclimatizing properly at high altitudes is pivotal. Your guide strategically plans the itinerary with rest days and gradual ascents for effective acclimatization.
  7. Emergency Aid: In unforeseen situations or emergencies, your guide is equipped to administer first aid and seek assistance as necessary.

Trekking with a licensed guide not only ensures safety and organization but also contributes to conserving the region’s natural and cultural heritage. It enables you to fully relish the serene beauty and unparalleled experiences of the Manaslu region, transforming your journey into a gratifying and memorable adventure.

Nepal Wilderness Trekking PVT presents an affordably priced package for the Manaslu Circuit Trek, guided by our seasoned guides and supported by capable porters. Our team, originating from the Manaslu region, possesses an intricate understanding of the local culture, language, and stunning sites. The 14-day trek adheres to our comprehensive itinerary, adaptable to customization as desired. Capitalize on the proficiency of our guides, who boast profound connections to the region’s mountains, landmarks, and dynamic cultural legacy.

Manaslu Trekking Permit cost:

The cost of the Manaslu trek permit is USD 100.00 for the first seven days and USD 15.00 for each additional day from 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. Permits for the Tsum Valley are USD 40 per person per week from September to November, and USD 30 per person per week 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 the Larke Pass after the Larke La Pass it will be covered by ACAP, MCAP, and TIMS permits after the Larke La Pass.

 Accommodations on the Manaslu Trek

Accommodations on the Manaslu Trek Throughout the Manaslu Trek, you will primarily stay in teahouses or lodges. These guesthouses along the trail are basic yet comfortable, providing trekkers with shelter and meals. Anticipate twin-bed rooms with straightforward bedding arrangements. While a few teahouses may offer private rooms, their availability can be limited.

Teahouses provide shared toilets and common spaces for dining and relaxation. Meals are typically hearty and local, catering to the energy requirements of trekking. Staples like dal bhat (rice with lentil soup), noodles, and vegetables are common fare. Keep in mind that food variety might diminish as you ascend to higher altitudes.

For a warm night’s sleep, consider bringing your sleeping bag. Temperatures can drop notably, especially at elevated altitudes. Moreover, if trekking during peak seasons (spring and autumn), it’s wise to pre-book accommodations to secure your spot, as teahouses tend to fill up rapidly.

Remember that amenities can differ as you proceed along the trail. While some teahouses may offer paid hot showers, others might provide only basic washing facilities. Packing minimally is key for a smoother trekking experience, so plan thoughtfully.

In essence, teahouses along the Manaslu Trek offer a rustic yet delightful stay, granting you the opportunity to immerse yourself in local culture while relishing the splendor of the Himalayan landscapes.



The Manaslu Conservation Area stands as a biodiversity hotspot, providing sanctuary to an extensive array of flora and fauna. It showcases an impressive diversity of wildlife and plant life, rendering it an idyllic destination for nature enthusiasts and conservation advocates alike.

Mammals: Within this conservation area reside a remarkable 33 mammal species. Among them, the enigmatic snow leopard holds prominence, recognized for its elusive nature and iconic magnificence. Noteworthy mammals also include the musk deer, a reserved and endangered species valued for its musk scent, and the Himalayan tahr, an agile and sure-footed mountain ungulate.

Reptiles: Although sightings of reptiles are comparatively rarer than other wildlife, the Manaslu Conservation Area hosts three reptile species.

Birds: Boasting 110 bird species, this conservation area emerges as a haven for birdwatchers. A multitude of avian varieties grace bird enthusiasts with their presence, encompassing vivid pheasants, eagles, vultures, and other high-altitude birds.

Vegetation: The spectrum of vegetation in the Manaslu Conservation Area is incredibly diverse, housing an impressive count of 1,500 to 2,000 flowering plant species. This vibrant array of flora encompasses various rhododendron species, orchids, and alpine plants, imbuing the landscape with bursts of color.

Functioning as a conservation area, diligent efforts are dedicated to preserving the natural habitat and safeguarding the wildlife within its confines. This commitment guarantees that forthcoming generations can relish the opulence and allure of the Manaslu region’s ecosystem. Visitors to this area are bestowed with the opportunity to witness the Himalayas’ natural marvels, partake in its biological variety, and contribute to the preservation endeavors that shield these invaluable species and their habitats.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Depart from Kathmandu and drive to Arughat Bazaar by bus. From Arughat Bazaar, take another bus to Machha Khola (930m). Overnight stay at a lodge.
  • Day 02: Trek from Machha Khola to Dobhan (1000m). Trekking distance: Approximately 18 kilometers. Elevation gain: 70 meters. Overnight stay at a lodge.
  • Day 03: Continue trekking from Dobhan to Philim (1590m). Trekking distance: Approximately 14 kilometers. Elevation gain: 590 meters. Overnight stay at a lodge.
  • Day 04: Trek from Philim to Deng (2360m). Trekking distance: Approximately 18 kilometers. Elevation gain: 770 meters. Overnight stay at a lodge.
  • Day 05: Trek from Deng to Ghap (2165m). Trekking distance: Approximately 16 kilometers. Elevation gain: 205 meters. Overnight stay at a lodge.
  • Day 06: Trek from Ghap to Lho (3180m). Trekking distance: Approximately 16 kilometers. Elevation gain: 1015 meters. Overnight stay at a lodge.
  • Day 07: Trek from Lho to Sama Gaon (3525m). Trekking distance: Approximately 8 kilometers. Elevation gain: 345 meters. Overnight stay at a lodge.
  • Day 08: Rest day in Sama Gaon. Explore the surroundings, visit Manaslu Base Camp, Birendra Lake, or Pungent Gompa.
  • Day 09: Trek from Sama Gaon to Samdo (3850m). Trekking distance: Approximately 8 kilometers. Elevation gain: 325 meters. Overnight stay at a lodge.
  • Day 10: Trek from Samdo to Dharamsala (4460m). Trekking distance: Approximately 11 kilometers. Elevation gain: 610 meters. Overnight stay at a lodge.
  • Day 11: Trek from Dharmasala to Bhimdhang via Larkey La Pass (5160m). Trekking distance: Approximately 18 kilometers. Elevation gain: 700 meters. Overnight stay at a lodge.
  • Day 12: Trek from Bhimdang to Gowa or Tilje (2300m). Trekking distance: Approximately 12 kilometers. Elevation loss: 2860 meters. Overnight stay at a lodge.
  • Day 13: Trek from Gowa or Tilje to Dharapani. Trekking distance: Approximately 10 kilometers. Elevation loss: 1000 meters. Overnight stay at a lodge.
  • Day 14: Depart from Dharapani and 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 chosen by Menu)
  • Clean accommodation on the 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
  • all beverages, Soft and hard table drinks such as coke, beer,  Fanta, mineral water, hot shower, dessert, etc.
  • Personal insurance.
  • Rescue operation charge.
  • Tips for Guide and Porter
  • Excluded are all costs and expenses not listed under "cost includes"
  • Inclusion of costs or delays beyond the control of the management, such as landslides, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, changes in government policies, strikes, etc.

The equipment you'll need for the Manaslu Circuit Trek in Nepal will depend on the time of year you plan to go, the weather conditions, and your personal preferences. However, there's a general equipment list to consider:

Clothing:

  1. Lightweight and moisture-wicking base layers
  2. Insulating layers (fleece jacket, down jacket, or synthetic insulated jacket)
  3. Waterproof and windproof outer shell jacket
  4. Waterproof and breathable pants (Gore-Tex or similar)
  5. Trekking pants (convertible or non-convertible)
  6. Long-sleeve trekking shirts
  7. T-shirts
  8. Thermal underwear (for colder months)
  9. Warm hat or beanie
  10. Sun hat or cap
  11. Gloves or mittens
  12. Buff or neck gaiter
  13. Socks (moisture-wicking and warm)
  14. Underwear

Footwear:

  1. Sturdy and comfortable hiking boots
  2. Gaiters (optional but useful for keeping debris out of your boots)

Backpack and Accessories:

  1. Trekking backpack (40-60 liters)
  2. Daypack (for daily essentials during the trek)
  3. Rain cover for your backpack
  4. Dry bags or stuff sacks (to keep your gear dry)
  5. Trekking poles (optional but recommended)

Sleeping Gear:

  1. Sleeping bag suitable for cold temperatures (0°F/-18°C or lower)
  2. Sleeping bag liner (for added warmth and hygiene)
  3. Sleeping pad or insulated mattress

Camping Gear (if teahouses are unavailable or crowded):

  1. Lightweight tent
  2. Cooking stove and utensils
  3. Food and supplies

Accessories:

  1. Sunglasses with UV protection
  2. Headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries
  3. Water purification tablets or a filter
  4. Water bottles or a hydration system
  5. Trekking map and compass or GPS device
  6. First-aid kit with essential medications
  7. Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, wet wipes, toilet paper)
  8. Sunscreen and lip balm with SPF
  9. Insect repellent
  10. Pocket knife or multi-tool
  11. Camera and spare batteries
  12. Travel wallet or money belt
  13. Personal identification and permits (passport, visa, TIMS card, Manaslu Restricted Area Permit)
  14. Trekking insurance (including evacuation coverage)

Optional:

  1. Reading materials or entertainment (book, e-reader, or playing cards)
  2. Snacks and energy bars
  3. Trekking poles (helpful on steep and uneven terrain)
  4. Earplugs (useful in teahouses if you're a light sleeper)

Remember that it's essential to pack efficiently and keep your backpack as light as possible while ensuring you have all the necessary gear to stay safe and comfortable during the trek. Additionally, it's a good idea to check the weather forecast for the specific time of your trek and adjust your clothing and gear accordingly. Always consult with the Nepal wilderness trekking agency for the most up-to-date information on what to bring for the Manaslu Circuit Trek.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Manaslu Circuit Trek is considered to have a moderate to challenging level of difficulty. The trek involves traversing a variety of terrains, including rugged trails, steep ascents and descents, and crossing high mountain passes. The altitude also adds to the challenge, as some parts of the trail reach elevations above 5,000 meters (16,400 feet). Key factors contributing to the trek's difficulty: Altitude: The trek takes you to high altitudes, which can lead to altitude-related challenges such as altitude sickness. Proper acclimatization and gradual ascent are crucial. Length and Duration: The trek spans around 14 to 18 days, covering a significant distance and requiring a good level of stamina and endurance. Weather Conditions: Weather in mountainous regions can be unpredictable. It's important to be prepared for varying conditions, including cold temperatures, snow, and rain. High Passes: Crossing high passes like the Larkya La Pass requires physical fitness, mental resilience, and the ability to trek at high altitudes. Remote and Limited Services: Some sections of the trek pass through remote areas with basic facilities. This can require self-sufficiency and careful planning. Trail Conditions: Trail conditions vary from well-maintained paths to more challenging rocky terrain and narrow paths. While the Manaslu Circuit Trek is accessible to trekkers with a good level of fitness and preparation, it's recommended to have prior trekking experience and to be well-prepared physically and mentally. Trekking with a licensed guide is advisable, as they provide essential support, safety, and guidance throughout the journey.
On the Manaslu Circuit Trek, you can generally expect to walk for around 6 to 7 hours per day. The duration can vary based on factors such as your walking pace, trail conditions, weather, and the specific itinerary planned by your trekking agency. Some days might involve shorter walks, while others could be longer, especially on days that involve crossing high mountain passes. It's important to be prepared for varying walking times and to follow the guidance of your trekking guide for a safe and enjoyable experience.
The accommodation type on the Manaslu Circuit Trek primarily consists of teahouses or lodges. These are basic yet comfortable guesthouses located along the trail, providing shelter and meals to trekkers.
The network service for mobile phones and internet connectivity in the Manaslu Circuit Trekking area can be limited and inconsistent, especially in more remote sections. While you might find some areas with mobile signal reception, there could be stretches where there is no signal at all. Internet access might also be sporadic and slower in certain places. It's advisable to inform your loved ones about potential communication challenges and plan accordingly.
In case of an emergency during the Manaslu Circuit Trek: Guides and Porters: Your licensed guide and porters are trained to manage emergencies, provide first aid, and seek assistance. Satellite Phones: Guides often carry satellite phones for communication in areas with poor network coverage. Helicopter Evacuation: Agencies offer helicopter evacuation for serious emergencies, transporting you to medical facilities. Local Help: Local communities can provide assistance if you're near a village. First Aid Kit: Carry a basic kit with essentials and personal medications. Travel Insurance: Ensure you have comprehensive insurance covering medical needs and evacuations. Prioritize your safety and preparation for a secure trek on the Manaslu Circuit.
The best time to undertake the Manaslu Circuit Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. Spring (March to May): This season offers mild temperatures, clear skies, and blooming flora, enhancing the trekking experience. Rhododendrons and other flowers are in full bloom, adding vibrant colors to the landscape. The weather is generally stable, making it an ideal time to enjoy the scenery. Autumn (September to November): The autumn season is also popular for the trek. The weather is clear and stable, offering excellent visibility of the stunning Himalayan vistas. The temperatures are pleasant, and the post-monsoon conditions make the trails more accessible and less muddy. Both of these seasons provide comfortable trekking conditions, allowing you to fully appreciate the beauty of the Manaslu region. Keep in mind that the weather in mountainous areas can be unpredictable, so it's always advisable to be prepared for changes.
For the Manaslu Circuit Trek, you need several permits due to the trek's location in a restricted area of Nepal. The main permits required are as follows: Manaslu Restricted Area Permit (RAP): This permit is mandatory for entering the Manaslu Conservation Area and the restricted Manaslu region. It's issued by the Government of Nepal and is obtained through registered trekking agencies. You cannot obtain this permit individually; you must be part of a trekking group with a licensed guide. Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP): Since the Manaslu Circuit Trek converges with the Annapurna Circuit Trek at certain points, you will also need the ACAP. This permit is available at the entry points of the Annapurna Conservation Area. TIMS Card: A Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card is required for trekkers in Nepal. However, for the Manaslu Circuit Trek, the TIMS card is usually not necessary, as it's covered by the Manaslu Restricted Area Permit. It's crucial to obtain these permits through registered trekking agencies and ensure that you're in compliance with all necessary regulations. Trekking with a licensed guide is a requirement for the Manaslu Circuit Trek, which simplifies the permit process as the agency typically handles the paperwork on your behalf.
Yes, it is a restricted trekking area.
The Manaslu Circuit Trek offers a range of unique experiences and sights to explore: Breathtaking Mountain Views: Get awe-struck by panoramic views of Mount Manaslu, the eighth-highest mountain in the world, along with other majestic peaks like Ganesh Himal and Himal Chuli. Cultural Immersion: Interact with local communities including Gurung, Tibetan, and Sherpa people. Visit traditional villages and Tibetan Buddhist monasteries to gain insights into their way of life, traditions, and hospitality. Wildlife Encounters: Keep an eye out for wildlife such as the elusive snow leopard, musk deer, and Himalayan tahr. Birdwatching enthusiasts can spot a variety of avian species along the route. Challenging Passes: Test your trekking skills by conquering high mountain passes, most notably the Larkya La Pass. These challenging sections offer a sense of accomplishment and stunning views. Diverse Landscapes: Traverse diverse landscapes including lush forests, terraced fields, glacial moraines, and alpine meadows. Each day brings a new and captivating environment. Local Cuisine: Indulge in local cuisine like dal bhat (rice with lentil soup), momos (dumplings), and Thukpa (noodle soup). Experience the flavors and sustenance of traditional Himalayan dishes. Cultural Traditions: Witness traditional rituals, festivals, and customs of the local communities if your trek coincides with their events. Natural Hot Springs: Relax and rejuvenate in natural hot springs like Tatopani, providing a soothing break from the trek. Remote and Less Crowded: Enjoy the tranquility of less-crowded trails and off-the-beaten-path locations, immersing yourself in nature's beauty. Photography Opportunities: Capture stunning landscapes, vibrant cultures, and unique encounters to create lasting memories. The Manaslu Circuit Trek offers a holistic experience that combines nature, culture, and adventure, making it a rewarding journey for trekkers seeking a diverse and unforgettable adventure.
On the day of crossing the Larkya La Pass during the Manaslu Circuit Trek, it's generally recommended to start early in the morning to make the most of the daylight hours and avoid any potential challenges posed by changing weather conditions in higher altitudes. Usually, trekkers start their ascent towards the pass very early in the morning, often before sunrise, around 4:00 AM to 5:00 AM. This early start allows you to reach the pass and begin the descent before the weather conditions become more unpredictable in the afternoon. Keep in mind that the timing can vary based on factors like your trekking pace, weather forecasts, and the recommendations of your trekking guide. It's crucial to heed the advice of your guide and stay updated about any changes in the plan due to weather or trail conditions. Always prioritize safety when planning your trekking activities.

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Gorilla village
13 Days
$ 1400
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