Manaslu trek is located in the less-known location of Nepal. Also known as an off the beaten trek that needs special permission to approach, Manaslu circuit trekking is restricted trail of Nepal. Budget trekking to Manaslu will not be as practical as budget trekking in Everest and Annapurna region of Nepal. This is because of the restricted area permit fee, which is compulsory and costs more than 100 dollars.
Seeing both mountains – Manaslu and Annapurna regions in a one journey, hikers can also visit Tsum Valley for a cultural tour concentrating on Tibetan Buddhism.
If you have time for your Nepal travels – Manaslu trek can be connected with tsum valley, Annapurna circuit, tilicho and upper mustang trekking. With all 4 trekking together, you will have to trek for more than a month in the Nepalese Himalaya.
Trekking in the Manaslu region is only accessible through government-registered trekking agencies and requires a minimum of two individuals. The primary focus of Budget Trekking To Manaslu is hiking around Mt. Manaslu, the eighth-highest mountain in the world (8,156 m). From beginning to end, the circuit is 126 km (80 m) long.
Manaslu Trek Cost:
Budget trekking to manaslu creates an adventure of variety to meet the unique requirements of hikers. Old or young – all age group will enjoy the nature & culture of Manaslu circuit trek.
The price varies with number of days and mode of transportation you take. The itinerary, the length of the trek, the amenities, number of guides and porters, and other services fluctuate the budget for Manaslu circuit trekking.
Transportation Costs: The hike starts from Sotikhola or Machhakhola. Roads from kathmandu to sotikhola is not bad, either by boarding a local bus (which is typically packed and hectic) or hiring a private jeep (which is recommended for easy travelers).
To get to Sotikhola from Kathmandu would cost less than USD 15 per person on the local bus. Jeeps, which cost roughly $200 USD one way.
After the larkey pass of Manaslu circuit trek – trekkers again has to take jeep down to Besisahar. From Besisahar we take bus back to Kathmandu. The local jeeps that go between Tal and Besisahar cost around 25 US dollars.
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Trekking Permit Cost
Talking about of the trekking permits you need three permits as issued by the Nepal Government which are:
- Special Restricted Area Permit (Manaslu RAP)It will cost USD 100 from September to November for seven days and after seven days add USD 15 per day per person. And from September to November for the first seven days, the cost will be USD 75 per person, with an extra USD 10 per person each day starting on the eighth day.
- Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP Permit) – USD 30 per person
- Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP Permit) – USD 30 per person
The cost of the guide and porter: If you were considering undertaking this walk without a guide, you are not permitted because of the regulations for the restricted area. The rule stipulates that the trek must be led by at least one approved member of the Trekking agency on Nepal.
As a budget trekking to Manaslu – you can however skip hiring the porter. But still having a porter will be very helpful for higher altitude. Heavy bag pack for longer treks like Manaslu – in the higher altitude will not be as easy as you think.
Therefore, if you hire a professional guide, you will pay them USD 30 to USD 50 per day, which covers their food, lodging, and insurance.
However, it is achievable here if you are only interested in taking the porter. The fee is roughly the same because lodging and food both cost $20 to $25 each day.
The price of lodging, such as in tea houses of Manaslu circuit trek
Manaslu trekking is encouraging the tea house establishments, because of the trekkers flow in the Manaslu region. Today, the Manaslu Trip is often referred as the tea house trek.
One twin-sharing room typically costs between USD 6 and USD 13 per night. Please be reminded that you must pay for the entire cost of the room, which includes the cost for the two twin beds, if you are renting one room with two twin beds to sleep alone.
The price of food and beverages: Manaslu has poor transportation options, making it challenging to deliver supplies for food production there. Simply a man and a mule are used to move all the necessities.
You may need to set up around 10 USD every meal, or $25 to $35 per day, due to the transportation issues and the trend of rising prices with elevation.
Clearly, the price can change depending on your appetite, the number of meals, and the beverages you choose. In comparison to other routes. Foods made out of noodles, rice, flour, potatoes and vegetables is common.
Other Miscellaneous Charge: Miscellaneous charges could include a fee for charging your electronic devices (such as a camera or phone) or the hot shower that is heated by gas or firewood heated bucket shower.
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