Manaslu Circuit Trek

Nepal

Let’s go for a long trek in Nepal, and let’s go for Manaslu Circuit Trek that will take your 17 days. In 17 days, you will see what you have never seen in your life in other countries and spend a night in a place where basic facilities are available, and where full facilities are available that will satisfy you that will give you something to move from one remote place to another with a feeling of acceptance. You will walk a trekking trail that takes you to the waterfalls, rivers, uphill, and downhill, including a forest where you can hear only your footsteps and the chirping of birds. As the monkey jumps off the tree, you would look at it because this is not a common sight in your country. You will also be heading to the Larka La Pass, and when you reach the highest altitude, you will see the beautiful view of the mountains, hills, and valleys. As you are on the way, you will come across beautiful mountain lakes that will make you gaze that will pause the motion of your feet because sometimes it is hard to believe in your mind that such a beautiful lake exists in the remotest part of the world. Manaslu Circuit Trek is also a means to see the living conditions of the villagers, who live near the Himalayas, and who are happy as you. They welcome you with a smiling face; they serve you from their hearts, and they also mean children, playing in the villages, in a pleasant environment that is not hot that is enjoyable and agreeable to most of the people in this beautiful and remote part of the world. Yaks, mules, and horses are common in the Manaslu Region, and they are seen grazing on a field, or a trekking trail, carrying loads or being ridden by the people. You also see the dogs as well as sheep, which are called “changrah” in Nepali, because we believe that a trekker should also learn some easy Nepali words like this one.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400 m)

Arrive in Kathmandu at your favorite airlines; we will be waiting for you outside the airport because you are our clients, and you have great faith in us when you are in Nepal. Simultaneously, we want to create an impression in you because we believe the first impression is the lasting impression that traces on the back of your mind forever. If you arrive in Kathmandu in our office time, then we would, of course, take you to our office; otherwise, we would take you to the hotel where there are attached bathrooms, TV, and phone to meet your expectations. Give us a call on our mobile no if you have any problems in such a place. Order tea or coffee and breakfast, all of them are free; just give a call from your hotel room.

Accommodation: Hotel

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We will come to the hotel to pick you up by private transportation and take you to the following historical places that come under the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Boudhanath Stupa

When it comes to visiting one of the oldest Buddhist Stupas in the world, then there is nothing better than Boudhanath Stupa because the oldest thing always has something too valuable to be mentioned just by doing sightseeing.

Pashupatinath

It is the oldest temple and the most important temple of Lord Shiva, according to the Hindus. You can look at this temple as the head of Lord Shiva. When the head is in Nepal, all the Hindus of the world come to Nepal to visit this temple.

Kathmandu Durbar Square

It is the oldest famous palace in Nepal. The Shah and the Malla kings ruled Nepal from here, and the courtyard is big.

Meal: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel

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Drive to Sotikhola not with a purpose to reach the starting point of Manaslu Circuit Trek but with a purpose to see the landscapes, to see the villagers, and to see the villages. The road is a combination of both things, meaning tarred road and bumpy. The bumpy part of the vehicle road is dusty, Sotikhola if you translate this word into English, will be the Soti River. Sotikhola is a village by the river, and it is small and has few lodges.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Accommodation: Lodge/Mountain Teahouse

Walk a road built by the Nepalese Army on the side of the hill by the green river. The road tells you that you are trekking and does not give you a feeling that you are a part of the modern world. You will see the children in the road as well as you will see women and men, doing some sort of work to survive. They are friendly, meaning they will talk with you if you ask them any questions. There are hills and valleys, which are the parts of your trekking trail. Macha Khola is a small village by the river.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Accommodation: Lodge/Mountain Teahouse

Walk by the Budigandaki River that has a source in Manasalu. You are walking the ancient trading salt route that connects Nepal and Tibet. You will see a glimpse of Manaslu from a trekking trail. There is no shortage of beautiful waterfall; there is no shortage of green hills and valleys. You will pass through a village, named Tatopani which is a small village, and where there is hot water coming out from the slope of a hill. You will not cross one suspension bridge but many, and today’s main highlight is the cantilever bridge which you will cross and reach Jagat.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Accommodation: Lodge/Mountain Teahouse

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There are suspension bridges across the river that connects two hills, and how old they are, nobody knows. After crossing, or before crossing these bridges, you will see the people ploughing the land with the help of ox, which is a traditional way of farming. Before coming to this point, you will see waterfalls, as a matter of fact; you will see many waterfalls during the trek. Small villages that you will pass through are Sulleri and Phillim. You will walk by the river, cross the river, and also walk above the river, that is, on the side of the hill. After walking for hours, you will reach Dyang.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Accommodation: Lodge/Mountain Teahouse

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On the way, you will see houses, made of stones, and you will be greeted by the prayer wheels, small monasteries, and the stupas that are made with the piles of stones. They are the places of religious significance and by the trekking trail or in the middle of the trail, and you would not like to close your eyes as you pass by them. Small villages that you will reach before you finally reach Namrung, are Nizam, Ghap, and Lunga. You may spot a red panda. Don’t guess you do have to walk uphill, downhill, and on the slope of the hill.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Accommodation: Lodge/Mountain Teahouse

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Before you reach Samagaon, a thick village, according to the Nepali standard, you will reach Shyla, a small village, and it is a summer settlement. On the way, you will come across agricultural land which is green. Most of the houses in this region are made of stones. Two villages; you will reach are Lihi and Shyo. You will also see the Tibetan women carrying woods on the way. Samagaon lies in a valley.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Accommodation: Lodge/Mountain Teahouse

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Since Samagaon is a valley, it is surrounded by the hills and snow-covered mountains. Your trekking guide will take you to the places that are worth visiting in Samagaon. Samagaon has been chosen as a place for acclimatization by the trekking agencies for a long time. The answer to this statement is you are ascending to a higher altitude tomorrow and tomorrow.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Accommodation: Lodge/Mountain Teahouse

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Today is a great day because you will not only see the beautiful view of Manaslu but also see other mountain ranges. You will walk in an open valley, surrounded by the hills and the snow-covered mountains. Samdo is a small village and lies in a valley, surrounded by snow-covered mountains from all sides. You will feel you are rewarded by Manaslu Circuit Trek instantly. After you reach Samdo, you can hike up to its hills and enjoy the full view of the mountains 360 degrees.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Accommodation: Lodge/Mountain Teahouse

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Today, also, the view of the mountains keeps on coming to your eyes non-stop, which is the best part of Manaslu Circuit Trek. Before you reach Dharmasala, you will reach Larke Bazaar. You will cross the rivers and the streams, and from a distance, you will see the Larke Glacier.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Accommodation: Lodge/Mountain Teahouse

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Since you are crossing the pass, you have to start your today’s trek early in the morning. From the top of the pass, which is also the place of worship for the Buddhists, you will see the outstanding view of the mountains: Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Gyaij Kang, Kang Guru, and Annapurna II. From the top of the pass, you will head to Bimtang, which lies in the valley, surrounded by snow-covered mountains from all sides.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Accommodation: Lodge/Mountain Teahouse

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It is a time to go downhill, seeing the beautiful view of the mountains created by Mother Nature. The trekking trail takes you once more to a pine and rhododendron forest. Before you reach Tilche, you will reach a village called Karcha. From the top of Karcha, you will descend to Tilche, which lies in the valley, surrounded by snow-covered mountains.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Accommodation: Lodge/Mountain Teahouse

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Today, it is an easy trek that will go along with the Marsayangdi River that will take you to villages like Dharapani and Thonje. Cross the suspension bridge once more but over the Marsayangdi River. Enjoy the last view of Mt. Manaslu.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Accommodation: Lodge/Mountain Teahouse

Cross the Marsayangdi River. Trek downhill, walk in the forest and follow the trekking trail that will take you to Jagat and Syange. Enjoy the last view of beautiful waterfalls.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Accommodation: Lodge/Mountain Teahouse

You are on one of the oldest highways in Nepal. On the way, you come across Muglin, a big town. The highway penetrates the hills and valleys and goes along with the river. There are lots of small villages, and your driver will take a break in one of them. Enjoy this part of rural Nepal before entering urban Kathmandu.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel

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We love to do things at the right time, whether it is taking you to the airport or picking you from the airport. Because time is a valuable thing. We respect your time very much.

Meals: Breakfast

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FAQs

Ensure you bring a copy of your travel insurance, a copy of your passport, and 3 passport-sized photos. The fee for the Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days is US $50. You have to pay for these at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.

The main essentials to bring are:

  • Sturdy and comfortable hiking boots, flip-flops
  • Sleeping bag (depending on your accommodation) and -20 degree Celsius for colder regions
  • Daypack, trekking bag pack, dry sack, and camera bag
  • Few changes of clothes for the varying temperatures
  • For cold weather, hiking pants, thermals, gloves, neck warmer/scarf, beanie, a warm inner jacket and a windproof/waterproof outer jacket and down jacket are essential.
  • Water purification supplies, a reusable water bottle, and a camelback water bladder
  • Sunscreen, Hat, sunglasses, moisturizing skin cream, and lip balm
  • Few snacks, granola bars
  • A hiking stick or two
  • Waterproof case, fabric bandages such as moleskin, a headlamp, altitude sickness, and other medication
  • Camera
  • Hand sanitizers, toilet paper, band-aids, wet wipes
  • Extra batteries (solar chargers recommended)

On the popular trekking routes, everyday supplies, such as toilet paper, soap, chocolate bars, and even basic hiking supplies can be purchased along the way, though prices rise dramatically as you go higher in elevation. Try to stock up lower down and buy locally-produced products such as fruit, biscuits, etc. Maps are easy to find in Nepal.

TMG does not expect previous trekking experience from you; however, all the treks that it organizes are physically demanding. It recommends starting an exercise prior to your trek date. Many of its trips are at higher altitudes, the minimum is 2,000m, and the max is 5,000m plus.

Please read up extensively on Altitude sickness. Be familiar with the symptoms and do not ignore them. Be sure to keep to a conservative ascent schedule and drink plenty of fluids. From the first realization of headaches or stomach cramps notify your guide directly and return to a lower altitude. Carry some Diamox (acetazolamide) pills, easily found in pharmacies in Nepal. But note that Diamox is not an immediate fix for acute mountain sickness; it speeds up part of the acclimatization process which in turn helps to relieve symptoms. It may take a day or two. Don’t take acute mountain sickness lightly and even on mild experiences descend to a lower altitude. Encountering serious sickness, high-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) symptoms, or high-altitude cerebral edema (HACE) you MUST descent with at least one other trekker (or your guide). Consulting the pharmacist where you purchase Diamox is strongly advised. One major thing to remember is that body requires large amounts of water at altitude to counteract sickness so be sure to drink more than you are used to!

Yes, it provides a helicopter to rescue you. TMG strongly recommends you for trip insurance at an altitude of 2,000 m to 5,000 m. Please read the insurance policy of your company. Bring a copy of your insurance paper to Nepal.

All our trekking guides are certified as Wilderness First-Aid Course and have years of experience in the mountains.

In Kathmandu, you are going to stay at the tourist standard hotel (3-star hotel) on a twin-sharing basis. A few of the common accommodation options while trekking in Nepal are Tea Houses (Lodges) which can be found at various points on the trek. They offer double or dorm room accommodation and simple basic meals reflective of what the local people in the area eat. Although many tea houses and hotels in the hills and mountains are reasonably comfortable, you can bring your sleeping bag even for teahouse treks.

  • Twin sharing basis tourist standard hotel (3-star category) accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Twin sharing basis lodge/mountain teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • Full board meal (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) with tea/coffee during the time of trekking. Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Pickup from the airport and a hotel as well as drop off in a private vehicle
  • Kathmandu Valley sightseeing in a private vehicle
  • Kathmandu to Sotokhola by local transport and back from Syange to Kathmandu. (On request: during the time of booking, you can ask for us for your comfort to provide a private vehicle; additional cost)
  • Nepal Government certified English-speaking local tour, trekking guide, and porter. Porter service (One porter for 2 trekkers)
  • Guided Kathmandu valley sightseeing includes all the entrance fees
  • Restricted area trekking, MCAP, ACAP permits, and Trekkers’ Information Management Systems- TIMS card for trekking
  • Official paper documents Government taxes and local fees
  • A comprehensive medical kit.
  • Farewell dinner in a restaurant with a cultural show.
  • Trip accomplishment certificate.

What is not included

  • International flight tickets
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Personal trekking equipment and expenses like water, laundry, phone, and bar bills
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from your trip (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary. Expenses due to unavoidable events, like flight cancellation, strikes, and others
  • Tips to your guide, porter, and driver
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the “cost include” section
  • Trek legally. Independent trekkers are by law not allowed to take any staff, for this you need a licensed Trekking Agency which is solely authorized to employ staff for foreign trekkers. Do not hire staff or "independent guides" through hotels, unless they have a Trekking Agent license or offer this service through an affiliated Trekking Agent.
  • Please make sure you take all of your trash, including bottles and cans from goods consumed in restaurants, to the nearest dustbins. Pollution and lack of trash management in the villages on the treks - including trash-clogged rivers and mounds of discarded beer bottles.
  • All of our team are local. Either they are our guides, drivers, or a porter. On this trip, we will stay overnight at a teahouse run by the local people. Most of the teahouse in mountains is run by family members. We pay them for the accommodation and the food. That supports the local people. Our team highly encourages you to buy local products and help local entrepreneurs to be sustainable.
  • Walk miles for a good cause; Travel Max Guide is a local tour operator, promotes sustainable and responsible tourism in Nepal. Care about our community and the Environment. As a part, we contribute certain income for a good cause to our communities and the people. Working on behalf of the children of Nepal. Specially support in educational assistance.

Yes, it will operate on the day it is scheduled, except if is beyond our control, such as political issues and natural disaster that will create undesirable travel conditions.

The treks in Nepal are suitable for a wide spectrum of experience and physical fitness. If you can walk uphill for a few hours each day, then you can find a suitable trek in Nepal. A longer trek, crossing high passes and into remote regions demands a higher degree of endurance. 

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