Manaslu Circuit Trek is an adventure journey in the lap of the Eighth Highest Mountain in the World situated in the Gorkha District, a part of the Mansiri Himal range. Every year only a handful of travelers visit this region making the trail less crowded. Even during the trekking peak season, you won't see many tourists compared to the other trekking areas. Even with this Manaslu Circuit trekking, will you have a chance to visit Most of the attractions in the region, where you will see pristine scenery of mountains and vibrant culture and tradition. Trekking through lowlands rice terraced fields to high land at Larkya Pass via beautiful waterfalls, and scattered small villages along the Budhigandaki River (Yashodhara Nadi) bank and its gorges.
Manaslu Circuit Trek begins at Machhakhola after a 9 to 10-hour scenic drive from the capital city of Kathmandu via Arughat Bazaar and near Narsingh Dham at Salyantar. The trail goes upward through the rural villages, Glaciers, Lakes, and Jungle then crosses the mighty Larkya La Pass (5,160m), from where you will see a mesmerizing mountains view; like Annapurna Range (8,091 m), Mt. Manaslu (8,156 m), Cheo Himal (6,820 m), Ganesh Himal (7,429 m), Himlung Himal (7,126 m), Nemjung (7,140 m), Gyaji Kang (7,074 m), and Kang Guru (6,981 m) will decorate the trail along with several glaciers. Then conclude the trek at Dharapani, and drive back to Kathmandu. We, at Nepal Mother House Treks, designed the Manaslu Circuit Trek to explore mother nature, escape this materialized world, and see unique livelihood.
Manaslu Circuit Trek is a substitute general-adored trekking goal in the Manaslu region. Its "untouched" trademark paradise Trekking in Nepal and set on the outskirts between Nepal and Xizang (Tibet), it was formally opened as a voyage walking trip for holidaymakers in 1992. Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of the most constrained trekking routes in the Manaslu Region and for this trek, you need special trekking permits due to restricted areas. Manaslu Circuit trek offers the right combination of a rich social legacy, an unexcelled degree of pleasant heavenliness, and furthermore the interesting Tibetan social order with its wealthy mountain natural different qualities. Manaslu at 8,153m is the eighth generally astonishing peek inside the planet named Manaslu intimates that "The Spirit- Mountain" inside the nearby anxiety, concerning the huge-hearted robust god, that withstands inside. This is one in each of the foremost charming undertakings, furnished that you'd wish to example each extreme of the trekking adroitness in Nepal, and legitimately need to examine all the joy then look no additional than the Manaslu Circuit through Larkya La Pass. While not the instrumentality of climbing you may furnish to convergence this Larke Pass, it’s a verifiably testing excursion requiring splendid incredible condition and stamina however from the most surprising of Larkya La Pass. Manaslu Circuit Trek has recently opened Tea House Trek, as truly an uncommon difference from the Annapurna Circuit.
While on the Manaslu Circuit Trek, you have a chance to examine bona fide Nepalese life and experience a couple of Buddhist "MONKS" peculiar blessed houses merged with the viewpoints of the Tibetan great nation against stark white Himalaya all show it as an especially nonregular place. On the trail of the Manaslu Circuit trek, we tend to continue walking Additionally you'll visit the dreadfully past religious home "Samagompa" at Samagaou. Hereby, you recompensed with fantastic mountains sees then we tend to slide from lifted to tropical regions, perilous with plants, bamboo, pine woodlands, waterfalls colorful shrub forests, and water blue fresh lakes bound with cotton-white shores. During the trek you will see mountains such; as Himalchuli 7,893m, Ganesa Himal 7,319m, Shringi Himal 7,187m, and Manaslu Himal 8,153m, and all anyone could need is completely assorted greenery.
Once you have an entire excursion encompassing, the way takes you afresh on the Annapurna classic trekking tracks to Besisahar. If you have more time in Nepal you may do some side trips to Manaslu. There are several side trips on the Manaslu Circuit trail; a day hike to Kalo Tal (Kalchhuman Lake) from Prok Village, a Visit to Phung Gyen Gumba from Shayla, and Tibet border at Ruila Pass (4,998m) from Samdo village are incredible places to visit.
While organizing the Manaslu Circuit Trek you need a minimum of two people in a group to obtain the permits. But as we are a local trekking Company from Gorkha, we are glad to organize a solo trip also by joining a permit with the group and you can do a private trek. Trekkers like to complete Manaslu Larkya La Pass in a short time; it is great news for the locals due to road construction further to Machhakhola and easy access to the cities. But it is not good news for trekkers who like to follow the Manaslu Trekking traditional trail to enjoy a holiday in the mountains.
Are you wondering about the Manaslu Circuit Trekking Trail after road building? If so, for the solution of the road, the new trekking route has developed as the Manaslu Circuit alternative trail. On the first day of the trek walk from Arughat to Manbu (700m), the day second Manbu to Yarsa (1,877m) or Kashigaun (1,800m), and the third day Kashigaun to Kerauja (2,074m), and on the fourth day join the main trail of Manaslu at Dobhan. On this trek, you will visit the Prok Village right opposite the side of the Ghap right above the Budhigandaki River known as Yashodhara Nadi in ancient times. And a worthwhile visit to Kal Tal/KalChhumar Lake (3,574m) during the explore day.
Manaslu Circuit Trek is known as Around Manaslu Trek or Manaslu Base Camp Trek, as the trekking trail goes through Mt. Manaslu periphery with an amazing journey. Nowadays it can do a basic tea house trek, which helps to empower local people directly to be involved in hotels and consume local goods. March, April, and May during the spring season and September, October, and November in Autumn are the best times for the Manaslu Circuit Trek. Nepal Motherhouse offers you every element you need during the trekking journey. We believe in providing excellence to our clients so we welcome you all to join us for a great holiday. If these 14 days Manaslu Circuit Trek is not suitable due to not having enough holiday then Short Manaslu Circuit Trek 11 Days will be perfect for you.
How to prepare yourself for the Manaslu Circuit Trekking?
Manaslu Circuit Trekking preparation includes selecting proper gear, preparing all the necessary documents, and getting your body ready to endure the challenge that the trek will keep in front of you. If you are new to trekking then make sure to go on a few hikes before the commencement of the trip. Likewise, exercise focuses on cardio, stamina, and leg power. Along with that, you also have to prepare yourself mentally to spend days in an isolated part of the world where there are no modern facilities.
How Many Trekking Permits Do You Need for Manaslu Circuit Trek?
Manaslu is a restricted area trekking in Nepal; for this trek, you need 3 different permits. Those trekking permits can be obtained from Kathmandu and Pokhara. The cost of a restricted area especially a permit depends on the month and the number of days you will spend in the region. You will get Restricted Area permits from the immigration office in Kathmandu and Pokhara. For this, you need to list two trekkers in a group (solo trek permits are not allowed) through the Trekking Agency and government-verified Trekking Guide. The cost of the permit is USD 100 for the first 7 days and then USD 15 per day thereafter from September to September, likewise USD 75 per person for the first 7 days and thereafter USD 10 per day. Likewise, ACAP and MCAP permits are also required for Manaslu Trek. Along with this, you have to carry travel insurance, passport, visa, receipt of all the payments, etc. If you require more information regarding Manaslu Circuit Permits, kindly go through the Nepal Trekking Permits fee.
Do you need Travel Insurance for the Manaslu Base Camp Trek?
Taking travel insurance to go to Manaslu Base Camp is not mandatory, however, it would be best to buy insurance that covers up to 5,160 meters. Travel insurance should cover emergency evacuation, medical bills, loss/ theft of property, and trip cancellation (optional). Travel insurance is like your backup during traveling in isolated regions. You can rely on it and can trek freely enjoying every aspect of the journey.
Need to Know the Cost and Itinerary before trekking in Manaslu Circuit
The cost of Manaslu Circuit Trek depends on what kind of services you are using in the packages and trekking Itinerary, suppose every individual trekker needs a personal porter then the price will become higher. Likewise, private transportation also makes trip costs different. It depends on the trek itinerary also, how many days you would like to spend in the Manaslu Restricted area trekking. The permits are more costly after the first 7 days in the region. The price of the trek is slightly increasing every fiscal year according to Nepal Government rules and international fuel costs however, we at Nepal Mother House Treks offer you an early trip booking cost of Manaslu Circuit Trek 14 Days for 2024 and 2025 spring and autumn. In this package, we have designed 14 Days Itinerary to visit the most of attractions of Manaslu, however, if you would like to spend more time in the mountains, then you can combine the sacred Tsum Valley Trek and Manaslu Circuit Trek as Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek for 18 to 26 days trip. Trekkers who are looking for the shortest trek in Manaslu with perfect physical fitness to cope with the 8 to 9-hour walk most of the day such as in the high Himalayas the Manaslu circuit trek can be done in 11 days shortest form. Here is a Complete Guide to Manaslu Circuit with Tsum Valley Trek.
What to Expect Difficulty Level of Manaslu Circuit Trek?
If you are curious how hard is Manaslu Circuit Trek? The Difficulty level of Manaslu is known as Moderate to Strenuous, which means you need to walk 7 to 8 hours some days and cross the high Himalayas to pass above 5000 meters. Normally, the trek starts from Machhakhola after a scenic drive from Kathmandu and follows the Budhigandaki river bank to the Larke La Pass an elevation of 5,160m. The trail goes through the Jungle; sub-tropical jungle to alpine forest and alpine tundra vegetation, narrow trail in the rock cliff, and glacier marine instability rock trail. This trek is suitable for all ages trekkers who are physically fit and have mentally strong determination. We at Nepal Mother House have recorded the history of Trip Adviser Review, years from children to 70 years of elderly age trekkers have successfully completed the Manaslu Circuit Trek.
Nevertheless, the Manaslu Circuit trek difficulty level can be different for every trekker, by physical fitness level, how well they are acclimatized, following days' weather conditions,s, and overall experience. You are advised to properly prepare and plan for this trek to minimize the risk of such a high-altitude trek.
Is this the Right Time for the Manaslu Circuit Trek?
Manaslu Circuit Trek trail opens whole in the whole year around except someday might be blocked the passes due to snow falling in the winter. Whenever you are ready Manaslu trek is best for you. During the four-season, every season has its own value and prosperity. However, March, April, and May in the spring season, and September, October, and November in Autumn are the best times for this Trek.
The trail will be muddy, and landslides and floods might block the trail during the Monsoon (June, July, and August), The view of the mountain will be covered by clues most of the time, however, the vegetation with a variety of flower in the area make your trip memorable.
Likewise, winter (December, January, and February) will fall snow in the high areas and the weather will get freezing and might block the Larke La Pass. If you would like to spend more time in the Himalayas avoiding the crowded trekkers then, still winter will be the best for you. Except for the cold, the weather will be perfect with a crystal clear sky and wonderful mountain scenery.
Basically, spring (March, April, and May) is the second most popular season; appreciate the full spectrum of biodiversity in the Manaslu Circuit. During this time have more chances to observe the Buddha Jayanti festival in the Manaslu region, Lord Buddha’s Birthday, will fall around the end of April. The colors of the festival “Holi” known as Phau Purnima, Nepali New Year, and Bisket Jatra fall in the spring. This is the main season for expedition and mountaineering activities in the Himalayas. Around 35 % of the trekkers visit the Manaslu Trekking during this time. The jungle in the high area becomes colorful with Rhododendrons and magnolia blooming and an amazing snow-capped mountain view.
Autumn (September, October, and November) is one of the best times for trekking in Nepal including the Manaslu Circuit trek. The weather is perfect to walk neither hot nor cold and the vegetation is greener after the monsoon. The sky becomes clear after washing all the dust by the monsoon and the breathtaking mountain scenery is at its absolute best. This is the most popular trekking session in Nepal where 45% of trekkers make their journey this time. The main festivals fall during autumn; Dashain, Tihar/Dipawali, Chhath, and Manirimdu are celebrated for one day to a week. So, you have a great chance to celebrate the festival with locals while trekking in the mountains.
Is This a suitable Itinerary for you?
In past days Manaslu Circuit Trek can be completed in 21 days in the shortest time due to limited road access at the beginning of the trek and end. But now, there are direct bus services available from Kathmandu to Machhakhola and you even can drive further to the Sirdibas by Private Jeep. Likewise, after crossing the Larke La Pass at Dharapani you will get it in two days, from where you can drive to Kathmandu or Pokhara on the same day. Due to transportation access Manaslu Circuit trek getting shorter than 11 Days. However, if you have a long holiday, then it is best to spend time in the Himalayas. There are several side trip routes in the Manaslu, where you can easily spend the other days with the joy of celebrating. During the extended days on the trek, you may visit the Kal Tal from Prok Village, Serang monastery at Nubri, visit the Hiunchuli Base Camp and Henning Monastery, Phung Gyen Gumba from Shayla, Manaslu Advance Base Camp (4,800m) from Samagaun and explore the Tibet border at Ruila Pass (4998m) from Samdo village makes Manaslu Circuit Trek 14 Days to 18 days with a lifetime experience. It is approximately 175 kilometers during 14 days of Manaslu Circuit Trek Distance.
Weather Expectation During the Trip
Manaslu Circuit Trek is situated in the northern part of Nepal at Gorkha District; the weather in the region is influenced by the monsoon season, which goes from June to July, August, and September. The rain purring every day that’s making the trail difficult to hike due to its weight and slippery. Sometimes, due to heavy rain, the bridge might be wiped out and blocked the trail by flood and landslide.
From October, November, and mid-December, the weather becomes clear and dry, it is the ideal time for the trek in Manaslu. Just over the rainy season the plants still make hills greenery and some colorful flowers blooming. This is one of the best times to observe the festivals (Dashain, Chhath, Tihar/Dipawali) of Nepal and people's lively culture and tradition. The temperatures are warm and sunny in the daytime and the nighttime temperatures are cool.
In the winter from the third week of December, to January, and February, the temperatures decrease rapidly and the trail becomes more difficult because of snow falling and ice. It is very dangerous to trek at this time to cross over the Larkya La Pass and most of the tea houses also remain closed at this time.
Again, March, April, and May months bring warm and clear weather; still, there is a chance of rain occasionally. This is considered a good time after autumn, as the trails are dry and the good visibility, the plants begin to bloom, especially rhododendrons and magnolia.
In conclusion, October, November, and mid-December are some of the best times in the year, when the trekking trail is dry and in good condition, the weather is clear, and there are many festivals. Due to the global warming effect, the climate has been changing in the Himalayas.
Can I Do a Shorter Trek in Manaslu Circuit?
Yes, As there is road access begging of the trek at Machhkhola/Jagat/nearby Philim and end of the trip at Dharapani, you can make a shorter trek. However, you need to be physically fit to cope with the 7 to 8-hour walk most days such as in high elevations. Short Manaslu Circuit Trek can do 10 days to 12 Days. If a week's trek is long for you may go for 11 days Manaslu Circuit Trek, kindly go through the link for more details.