Trekking Manaslu Circuit is an original experience of discovering the unknown from the known. What is more is we hike trails with fewer trekkers in a far flung region that is virtually untouched; giving us a sense of true Himalayan wilderness. The Manaslu region began welcoming visitors in 1991, and since then this area is now become highly popular among nature lovers on a global scale. In addition to this, today Manaslu region is the best option to its neighbor Annapurna Circuit; offering a range of rich biodiversity, stunning scenery, amazing mountain views and heartwarming trails.
We begin our trek from the pretty village of Soti Khola heading north towards the Buri Gandaki valley; clinging to the river sometimes along the valley. But there’s steeper climbing to higher elevations as the trail meanders along the ever sloping, forested gorge. As we get to alpine heights we soon come within view of majestic Mt. Manaslu at 8163m, the eight highest peak on earth. The sight leaves us breathless!
The highest altitude we get to when trekking Manaslu Circuit is the ‘Larkya La Pass’ at 5213m/17,103ft; a pass well known for its physical features throughout the Himalayas.
Similar to all Travel Maker South Asia trips, we make sure trekkers have enough time to acclimatize on this journey with rest stops to visit the picturesque Tibetan villages of Sama Gaon and Samdo on the way.
Manaslu is rich in cultural diversity and its extraordinary scenery with the fascinating flora and fauna all combine to make this region a hot destination for nature lovers in the near future. This region is a restricted zone and special permits get you entry. Equally, only organized trips are allowed in this area of Nepal. Furthermore, teahouse lodges in the Manaslu region are pretty basic but cosy enough to keep you warm. Much of the trekking on Manaslu Circuit goes above 3000m and good body fitness is required; nevertheless, unique cultural diversity and jaw dropping scenery keeps you thrilled throughout the odyssey.
All ground transportation from Kathmandu to trek point and to kathmandu by local bus.
All necessary government and local permits for the trek.
Accommodation: on descent mountain lodge.
Descent Sleeping bag during the trek.
All breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek.
Basic emergency first aid kit.
Well experienced English speaking guide.
Assistant guide for the group more than 4
All food and accommodation for guide and assistant.
Insurance for guide and assistant.
Your accommodation and food in Kathmandu (can be arranged on request)
your personal trekking gear.
All beverages including bottled water.
Your personal insurance, (it’s recommended to make insurance at least 40 days before the trek)
Tips for your guide and assistant.