Manaslu Circuit Trek is a challenging trek route in the Himalayas due to its remoteness and high altitude demands. Dominated by Annapurna in the west and Ganesh Himal in the east, Mt. Manaslu is the eighth-highest mountain in the world. 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. Manaslu Circuit trekking will take you to the remote region of Nepal where you will get to see pristine scenery and vibrant culture. Trekking through lowlands rice terraced fields, beautiful waterfalls, and scattered small villages along the Budhigandaki River bank and making it gorges, you will reach the Larkya La Pass via Manaslu Base Camp.
The trip commences at Machhakhola after a 6 to 7 hours scenic drive from the capital city of Kathmandu. As the trail goes upward, you will ascend to the Larkya La Pass from where you will see a mesmerizing landscape view. Himalayan mountains 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. We, at Nepal Mother House Treks & Expedition have professionally designed your Manaslu Larke Pass Trek. You will be able to this trek stress freely. You can contact us anytime for further queries.
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 outskirt between Nepal and Xizang (Tibet), it completely was formally opened as a voyage walking trip for holidaymakers in 1992. Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of each 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. Manaslu Larkya Pass trek 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 what all the joy then look no additional than the Manaslu Circuit through Larkya La Pass. While not instrumentality of climbing you may furnish to convergence this Larke Pass 5,160m, it’s verifiably testing excursion requiring splendid incredible condition and stamina however from the most surprising of Larkya La Pass. Manaslu Circuit Trek is recently opening Tea House Trek, as truly an uncommon difference from the Annapurna Circuit.
While on the Manaslu Circuit Trek, you have got 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. This trek supplies 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.
Wonderful drive from the capital of Nepal to Arughat, then your Manaslu circuit trek begins and leads you to the way to the continuous bank of Budhigandaki river, through the agreeable trademark wretchedness and gave you the powerful feeling of coming into a secret Buddhist universe of shelters as we can be seen and utilizing various Buddhist points of interest on the route and likewise Brobdingnagianmani dividers and colorful supplication to God pennants, alarmingly past religious home, haven and Cheriton and scene comes to be even an incredible arrangement of astonishing as we tend to climb into the lifted atmosphere on the system to the Larkya La Pass 5160m. Once having 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 them due to road construction further Machhakhola. But it is not good news for trekkers who like to follow the Manaslu Trekking traditional trail. Are you wondering about Manaslu Circuit Trekking Trail after road building? If so, for the solution of the road, the new trekking route has developed as 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. But in this trekking, you will visit the Prok Village right opposite the side of the Ghap right above the Budhigandaki River. And a worthwhile visit to Kal Tal/KalChhumar Lake (3,574m) during 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. Now a day it can do a basic tea house trek, which helps to empower local people direct to involve 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 Excellency 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.
Manaslu Circuit Trekking Preparation:
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.
Manaslu Circuit Trek Permit:
Manaslu is 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 especial a permit depends on the month and the number of days you will spend in the region. You will get Restricted Area permits from immigration office Kathmandu and Pokhara. For this you to need to at 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.
Travel Insurance for 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.
Manaslu Circuit Trek Packing List:
Below is the list of things you need to carry during the Manaslu Circuit Trek:
- Insulated Jacket/Waterproof & windproof Jacket (breathable)
- Down Jacket
- Thermal tops
- Trekking shirts
- Trekking trousers or pants/Hiking shorts
- Lightweight thermal trousers
- Breathable underwear
- Rain gears
- Lightweight gloves (inner thermal gloves and outer windproof and waterproof gloves)
- Warm woolen hat/Sun Hat
- Headlamp with extra batteries & bulbs
- Sunglasses with UV protection
- Hiking/Woolen socks
- Hiking boots with spare laces/Hiking sandals
- Toiletries (quick-drying towel, toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, deodorants, nail clippers, face & body moisturizer, sunscreen, lip balm, female hygiene products, anti-bacterial hand wash, small mirror, wet wipes (baby wipes), tissue /toilet roll)
- Trekking poles
- Sleeping bag
- Personal first-aid kit (Important medicines such as aspirin, anti-diarrhea pills, anti-headache pills, cough and cold medicine, anti-altitude sickness pills, and stomach antibiotics)
- Water purification liquid or tablet
- Lighter or matchbox
- A digital camera with extra batteries and memory cards
- Water bottle
- Plastic bags
- Miscellaneous (Book for reading, trekking trail map, travel game for leisure activities, binoculars, plug adapter, lightweight pillowcase)
- Valid passport
- Photocopies of passport
- 2 extra passport-size photos
- Airline tickets
- Visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport),
- Proof of insurance
- Some cash
You may go through the Nepal Trekking Packing List for more details on gears for Manaslu Trek.
Manaslu Circuit Trek Cost and Itinerary:
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 2023 and 2024 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 22 to 26 days trip. And trekkers who are looking for the shortest trek in Manaslu with perfect physical fitness t cope with the 8 to 9 hours walk most of the day such as in the high Himalayas the Manaslu circuit trek can do in 11 days shortest form. Here is a Complete Guide to Manaslu Circuit with Tsum Valley Trek.
Manaslu Circuit Trek Difficulty:
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, nine years children to 70 years 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 suggested to proper preparation and plan for this trek to minimize the risk of such a high-altitude trek.
Manaslu Circuit Trek Best Time:
Manaslu Circuit Trek trail opens whole in the 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.
Monsoon: The trail will be muddy, and landslides and floods might be blocked the trail during the Monsoon (Jun, July, and August), the view of the mountain will cover by clued most of the time, however the vegetation with a variety of flower in the area make your trip memorable.
Winter: Likewise, winter (December, January, and February) will fall snow in the high area and the weather getting freezing and might be blocked the Larke La Pass. If you would like to spend more time in the Himalayas avoiding the crowded trekkers then, still winter will the best for you. Except for the cold, the weather will be perfect with a crystal clear sky and wonderful mountain scenery.
Spring: 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 mountains view.
Autumn: 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 are falls 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.
Manaslu Circuit Trek Itinerary:
In past days Manaslu Circuit Trek can complete in 21 days in the shortest time due to limited road access at the begging 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 on have a long holiday, then it is best to spend time in the Himalayas. There are several side trips route 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.
Manaslu Circuit Trek Weather:
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 raining the bridge might wipeout and block the trail by flood and landslide.
From October, November, and mid of 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 festival (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 by 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 to 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 rhododendron and magnolia.
In conclusion, October, November, and mid of December are one of the best times in the year, when the trekking trail is dry and in good condition, the weather is clear and falls many festivals. Due to the global warming effect, the climate has been changing in the Himalayas also.