Explore Manaslu Circuit Trek Nepal

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View From pugini Ghumpa during manaslu circuit trek

Manaslu Circuit Trek is a popular trekking route in Nepal known for its stunning natural beauty and rich culture. The trekking will be around the majestic Mount Manaslu, the eighth highest mountain in the world, located in the Mansiri Himal range. It is one of the famous tea house trekking in Nepal.

Typically, the trekking to Manaslu last for 14 to 16 days, depending on your pace and route. This period includes both ascent and descent, as well as acclimatization days in Manaslu region.

Outline Plan

Day 1: Welcome to Kathmandu!

Day 2: Explore Kathmandu  

Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola via Arughat     

Day 4: Trek from Sotikhola to Maccha Khola         

Day 5: Trek from Maccha Khola to Jagat    

Day 6: Trek from Jagat to Philim     

Day 7: Trek from Philim to Deng     

Day 8: Trek from Deng to Ghap

Day 9: Trek from Ghap to Lho          

Day 10 : Trek from Lho to Sama Gaon

Day 11 :  Acclimatization Day in Sama Gaon          

Day 12: Trek from Sama Gaon to Samdo     

Day 13: Acclimatization Day in Samdo       

Day 14 : Trek from Samdo to Dharamsala    

Day 15: Trek from Dharamsala to Bimtang via Larkya La (5135m)

Day 16 : Trek from Bimtang to Dharapani    Dharapani      

Day 17: Drive from Dharapani to Kathmandu   1340m

Day 18 : Depart Kathmandu             

What is allowed in Manslu circuit trek?

To walk in the Manaslu region, you need a special permit called a Manaslu Restricted Area Permit (RAP). In addition, you will also need an Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP). RAP and ACAP can be obtained from Nepal immigration department and Annapurna conservation area permit center respectively.

Difficulty level:

Manaslu Trek is rated as a moderately difficult trek. This involves crossing high mountains, such as the Larkya La pass at 5,106 meters (16,752 feet). It is essential to have previous climbing experience and good physical condition to undertake this trek.

Accommodation:

Along the trail, you’ll find teahouses and guesthouses to accommodate you. They provide basic amenities such as beds, food, and hot showers. However, the facilities become more basic and limited as you reach higher altitudes.

Acclimatization:

The Manaslu Circuit Trek involves gaining considerable altitude and therefore it is important to acclimatize properly. You should go up gradually and rest for a few days to allow your body to adjust in higher altitude and changing atmosphere.

Best time for Manaslu circuit trek

The ideal time for the Manaslu Circuit Trek are in spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). These seasons have stable weather conditions, clear skies and favorable temperatures for trekking. Hiking is possible in winter but can be difficult due to heavy snowfall. Similarly, Manslu circuit trek is not recommended during monsoon (June to August) due to rain and landslides. It is important to note that the information provided herein is based on general knowledge and that conditions may change over time. You should always consult a climbing company or local guide for the most current and accurate information before planning your hike. 

Scenery and Manaslu circuit trek Highlights:

  • The hike offers stunning views of snow-capped mountains; Mt. Manaslu, Larke peak, Buddha Himal, Himalchuli etc
  • Off beaten and less crowded trekking trial
  • Remote villages; Samagaun, Namrung and Lapu
  • Diverse flora and fauna
  • The unique Tibetan culture of the locals