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Manaslu Circuit Trek - 17 Days

Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu Circuit Trek began from the Arughat up to where we can take vehicle before starting the trekking. It is the adventurous trek with the splendid view of the Mount Manaslu. Manaslu, which is the eighth highest peak in the world at 8163 meters high from sea level.  Larkey La Pass is the highest point in this trek at the elevation of 5125 meters. This trek offers an ideal mixture of the cultural heritage of Himalayan people and the beauty of nature. The name Manaslu is derived from the Sanskrit word Manasa that means ‘soul or intellect’ and commonly known as Mountain of Spirit.

It is the trek around the Manaslu region and takes around 17 days to complete. Along with the mountain views, we could get a chance to observe the traditional villages. After crossing the rivers, forests, different higher and lower hills, finally, we will be closed to the great Himalayan range of Manaslu.

Short Itinerary of Manaslu Circuit Trek

  • Day 01: Arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Trek preparation and Sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Day 03: Drive to Arughat (700m) To Soti Khola (815m) by drive
  • Day 04: Trek to Machhikhola (930m)
  • Day 05: Trek to Yaru Khola (1330m)
  • Day 06: Trek to Philim (1590m)
  • Day 07: Trek to Bihi Phedi (2130m)
  • Day 08: Trek to Namrung (2660m)
  • Day 09: Trek to Sama Gompa (3530m)
  • Day 10: Rest day in Samagaon
  • Day 11: Trek to Samdo (3690m)
  • Day 12: Trek to Dharmashala (4470m)
  • Day 13: Trek to Larkya La Pass (5160m) and down to Bhimtang (3750m)
  • Day 14: Trek to Tilije (2310m)
  • Day 15: Trek toTal (1700m)
  • Day 16: Tal to Besishahar to Back to Kathmandu by drive
  • Day 17: Departure

Different Climatic Zones of Manaslu

Manaslu region consists of six different climatic zones varies as follow:
  • the tropical and sub-tropical zone, elevation varies from 1,000–2,000 metres (3,300–6,600 ft);
  • the temperate zone (within elevation range of 2,000–3,000 metres (6,600–9,800 ft);
  • the sub-alpine zone elevation range of 3,000–4,000 metres (9,800–13,100 ft);
  • the alpine zone, a range of 4,000–5,000 metres (13,000–16,000 ft)) meadows;
  • and the arctic zone (lying above 4,500 metres (14,800 ft))
The temperature of the region varies as follow:
Region Summer Temperature Winter Temperature
Subtropical Varies from 31 to 34 °C Varies from  8 to 13°C
Temperate Climatic Varies from  22 to 25 °C Varies from  -2 to -6 °C
Subalpine During December to May; Snowfall Occurs

Annual Temperature varies from 6 to 10 °C


How high is Manaslu?

Manaslu is the eighth-highest peak in the world which is located in Gorkha district, Nepal having elevation of 8163 meters from Sea level. Starting from Arughat and extending into the Larkhe La pass, the area covers six climatic zones: the tropical and sub-tropical zone, elevation varies from 1,000–2,000 metres (3,300–6,600 ft); the temperate zone (within elevation range of 2,000–3,000 metres (6,600–9,800 ft); the sub-alpine zone elevation range of 3,000–4,000 metres (9,800–13,100 ft); the alpine zone, a range of 4,000–5,000 metres (13,000–16,000 ft)) meadows; and the arctic zone (lying above 4,500 metres (14,800 ft)).

Service Included

  • Manaslu Normal Permit
  • Manaslu Special Permit for 8 days
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit
  • TIMS Card
  • Welcome Dinner at Nepali traditional Restaurant with Culture show.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing full day
  • Twin sharing hotel in Kathmandu 3 night with Breakfast
  • Twin sharing accommodation in the mountain at tea house/ lodge during trekking
  • From Kathmadu to Arughat By local Bus .
  • Trekking Ending Point To Besisahar By local Jeep And Besisahar to Kathmandu By bus .
  • Three meals during trekking : Lunch, Dinner and breakfast And Tea and coffee on cup during meals
  • One professional trek guide English speaking, license holder. And each Two client 01 porter
  • Sleeping bag
  • Down Jacket
  • First aid kit box.

Service Excluded

  • Kathmandu lunch and dinner,
  • International flights,
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal insurance for helicopter evacuation,
  • Expenses of a personal nature such as alcohol, bottled drinks including bottled water, snacks, laundry, excess baggage fees, phone calls,
  • Tips for guides and crew member

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Trip Facts

  • 5160 Meters
  • Hard
  • Above 2
  • Trekking | Hiking

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a visa to enter Nepal?

All foreigners, except Indian citizens, need visas to enter Nepal. Visa can obtain from the Nepalese embassy. To get the Nepal visa you need the valid passport, two passport size photo, and visa fee.

Can I get Nepal visa on arrival?

Of course, you can easily get the Nepal visa on arrival on Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu. Visa for tourist with multiple entries for 3o days cost $40 or equal to other currency. You can add more visa date on request at Airport or from Nepal immigration.

Visa Information: Visa Valid for Fee 15 days US$ 25 30 days US$ 40 90 days US$ 100

Is a guide necessary to trek in Nepal?

Yes, a guide is necessary to trek in Nepal. The trekking trials are crossing through the wilderness, remote countryside, and high elevation in the Mountains. The guide is not needed to make your trip safer but also to make your trip more enjoyable as well as adventurous. Trekking and tours guides have their guide license and also they expert as well as gain the experience by doing the task in the same field less or more than 10 years.

How difficult is trekking in Nepal?

Trekking in Nepal is the best adventure activity in Nepal. Trekking difficulty depends on the particular trekking route and region.

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