Manaslu Circuit Trekking days

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  • Enjoy the beauty of Mt. Manaslu from around
  • Explore exotic Tibetan life style in upper part.
  • Explore the cultural (Gorkhas) Gurung people and culture in the lower part.
  • Enjoy the beauty of Annapurna after crossing the Larkya La

Manaslu Circuit Trekking Overview

Manaslu Circuit Trekking is a journey through stunning landscapes and a cultural odyssey through the heart of the Himalayas. The trek offers profound immersion into the unique traditions and way of life of the indigenous people inhabiting the region. Trekkers would pass through traditional villages where customs have been preserved for centuries. The remote mountain villages inhabited by ethnic Tibetan groups such as the Gurungs, Tamangs, and Sherpas, each with their distinct language, dress, and customs. These villages are living museums, where age-old traditions of hospitality are still very much alive. One of the highlights of the trek is the opportunity to visit monasteries of Himalayan Buddhism and sacred sites that dot the landscape, offering insights into the spiritual beliefs and practices.
The Tsum Valley, a hidden gem nestled within the Manaslu region, is renowned for its ancient Buddhist monasteries, intricate stone carvings, and serene meditation caves, providing a glimpse into a world untouched by time. Along the trail, encounters with yak herders, prayer flag-adorned stupas, and intricately carved mani walls serve as reminders of the deep-rooted connection between the people and the land they call home.
As trekkers enter the higher valleys, they are greeted by panoramic views of snow-capped peaks, including the majestic Mount Manaslu at 8118m, Annapurna, Buddha Himal, and many others. Here, amidst the towering Himalayas, the beauty of nature merges seamlessly with the spirituality of the land, creating a sense of awe and reverence that transcends words. Joining this adventure is also a journey of self-discovery, where the lessons learned from the mountains and the people who call them home leave an indelible mark on the soul. Manaslu Circuit Trekking is a transformative experience that celebrates the richness of culture, the beauty of nature, and the resilience of the human spirit in the face of adversity.
Manaslu Circuit Trekking, also known as Larkya La Pass at 5213m, is considered a controlled area that requires a trekking permit. Alpine Asian Treks, a government-registered company, will apply for your permit to trek in this area.

Best time for Manaslu circuit trekking:

The optimal seasons for trekking the Manaslu Circuit are spring, with clear skies after winter, and autumn, following the rainy season. The prime times are from June to September. December to February, featuring favorable conditions for traversing the Larkya La pass, renowned for its high altitude trekking experience.
Trekking gears:

To conquer this cold and rugged trail, proper equipment is essential, especially as it ascends over 5000m. For more detailed information, you can visit our website or reach out to us directly for specific gear recommendations tailored to each season

Food and accommodation:

The food will be good and maintained hygiene standards. Like in other trekking regions, meals are provided by the guesthouses. It's customary to purchase meals at the lodge where you're staying overnight. Lodges offer private rooms with shared bathrooms for accommodation

The trekking permit fee for Manaslu circuit:

-September to November US$ 70 per week per person and after 7 days US$ 10 per day per person or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
-December to August US$ 50 per week per person and after 7 days US$ 7 per day per person or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
-Beside that ACAP2250/ person single entry and MCAP2250/ person single entry.

Our Hotel in Kathmandu: Green Eco Resort

Day to Day Itinerary

Whats Included?

  • Four night hotel/ guest house in Kathmandu on BB (twin sharing)
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) whilst on the trek.
  • One day guided city sightseeing in Kathmandu by car
  • All the land transfer as per itinerary by car/bus.
  • Applicable trekking fees (Manaslu Conservation Area Permit, Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and Manaslu trekking permit).
  • Guide and Porters and other staff (one porter per two persons is provided to carry the clients personal effects)
  • Tent (sleeping tent, kitchen, toilet, mattress) if camping.
  • Kitchen and utensil if camping based trek.
  • General trekking medical kit
  • Insurance for the trekking staff. (insurance as per state law)
  • All the government tax and our (AATE) service charges.

Whats not Included?

Not Included
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Extra accommodation, meal and sight seeing in the city. (They can be included upon request).
  • International flights and Visa.
  • Your travel insurance (for travel, cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation and loss of life, theft of or damage to personal effects).
  • Tips and gratuities (crew frequently receives some recognition for good service)
  • Costs arising from unforeseen events outside the control of AATE.
  • Personal expenses such as alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, mineral water, monuments entrance fees, postage, laundry, video, camera, phone, etc.
  • All other services not included in the "cost includes" section above.

Travel Infos

Be aware of the challange

Manaslu trekking is a challenging trek. Please prepare for a difficult weather condition and aware of mountain sickness. Trek gently, stay warm, drink enough and take enough rest to avoid the altitude sickness.

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