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Manaslu trek – An introduction

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Picture: View of Mount Manaslu from Lho village – Lho is village before samagaun – here the local monastery worth a visit in the afternoon or morning.

Manaslu trek is one of the most demanding trek to do in Nepal. It lies in the restricted region of Nepal. Manaslu trek doesn’t offer the trekkers only with the beauty of mountains. Along with the beauty of mountains, it offers the trekkers to indulge the beauty of nature and the culturally rich local villages. It also offer the trekkers to cross one of the highest pass of Nepal i.e. Larkya La pass which lies at an elevation of 5106 meters.

During the trek, trekkers will also get an opportunity to explore local monasteries, unique mane wall, chortens and gumbas. If you are planning to trek to manaslu then surely you are making a wise choice. The manaslu trek will surely fulfill your desire of viewing the tall mountains along with the exploration of local settlement in day to day basis.

Tsum valley – historical information

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Picture: Paddy field in tsum valley

Tsum Valley was opened for trekking in 2008 AD and before that it was considered to be a restricted area.Tsum valley is recognized as the holy pilgrimage valley in Himalaya situated at northern part of Gorkha, Nepal. Tsum valley is one of the best place to watch the snow-capped mountains such as sringi Himal, boudha ranges and Ganesh Himal.

Not only to view the mountains, but tsum valley is regarded as the place to explore the rich ancient art as well as culture and religion of local community. You can find people mostly with the Tibetan culture along with their unique language tone at tsum valley. The trekking trail to tsum valley will offer you to indulge chortens and Mani walls. Kyimu Lung which is famous pilgrimage circuit is renowned for learning and meditation. Trek to Kyimu lung will offer the trekkers to cross the tsum valley and southern sections of Tibet.

It is believed that tsum valley has the history of Buddhism and it is believed that Buddhist saint mediated in the caves of mountains. Culturally or traditionally, tsum valley is rich from the ancient time. Tsum valley is also rich in its wildlife. You can find number of unique species at tsum valley. Tsum valley is also famous for its unique and historic monasteries such as Mu Gumba and Rachen Gumba which is situated in the lap of the valley.

What is difference between Tsum valley trek and manaslu trek?

Tsum valley is still less explored trekking area in comparison to Manaslu trek. However, the tradition and culture of Tsum valley and manaslu are same but the way of living is much different. The trekkers can find vast different in the way of living of both local settlement. If you are looking to trek to explore the mountains and local culture and tradition then Manaslu trek can be an ideal choice for you. But, if you are looking to trek to explore the mountains and local culture and tradition along the with the holy valley, ethnic groups of community and ancient and historical  places then Tsum valley trek can be perfect choice for you.

Manaslu trekking package inclusions details

The general inclusion details of manaslu trekking package are;

  • Airport pickup by private car or micro bus (Depending on group Size)
  • Hotel in Kathmandu (according to the itinerary & the plan you choose to go with), B/B (bed and breakfast)
  • All your meals (Breakfast with tea, Lunch and Dinner) during the Trekking.
  • Fresh fruit will be served every night.
  • All accommodations during the trek.
  • All necessary paper works, special entry Trekking permit for Kanchenjunga (restricted trek trail permit) & Trekker`s information management system (TIMS).
  • Fluent English speaking and trained, Government license holder guide including all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance during the trekking.
  • A Strong, helpful porter with proper equipment, Food, Accommodation, Insurance (one porter for two people), if u need.
  • Card processing fee for online payable amount
  • Added Value – (1) Dawn sleeping bag, Dawn Jacket to be returned after the trek
  • (2) Waterproof duffel Bag, Walking Poles, quick dry T-shirt, Cap – to take away
  • (3) Oxymeter to check your oxygen saturation and Heart beat with medical kit box carried by Guide
  • (4) Satellite Phone for extremely remote destination

‎How much does the manaslu round trek cost?

The manaslu round trek cost may differ as per the facilities you choose during the trek. The normal trek cost includes;

Cost for Accommodation, Food and Transportation

Accommodation$7 – $10 per night
Food$16 – $20 per day

 

TransportationFor public bus $ 10 – $12

For private jeep $180 – $2

00

 

Guide and Porter cost for Manaslu Trek

Professional Guide with (Training, License, and field experience)$25 – $30 per day
Experience Trekking porter$20 – $25 per day

Permit Cost for Manaslu Trek

Manaslu Restricted Area Permit$70 for the first week and $10 for each additional day in September and November

$50 for first week and  $10 for each additional day in December to August

Minimum Required for 2 weeks permit$70*2 = $140 per person

$50*2 = $100 per person

Manaslu Conservation Area Permit$20 for foreign nationals

$2 for SAARC nationals

 

Annapurna Conservation Area Project  Permit (ACAP)$30 for foreign nationals

$2 for SAARC nationals

What Is the Best Itinerary for Round manaslu trek?

The best itinerary of round manaslu trek covers 12 days. Round Manaslu trek starts from Kathmandu. 8 hours’ drive from Kathmandu will take you to Soti Khola. The 2nd day of the trek takes 10 days where you will be hiking from soti khola to Dhoban. On the 3rd day trekkers will reach to Phillim in around 6 hours. The 4th day the trekkers will follow the trail through waterfalls and villages and reach to Ghap in around 6 hours.

10 hours of trekking on the 5th day will take the trekkers to famous Samagaun village. The 6th day is your acclimatization day where you will be exploring the Samagaun village, Birendra lake and manaslu base camp. On the 7th day, you will be taking a short hike around 3 hours and reach to Samdo. The 8th day of your trek will offer you to explore glacier and landscapes and take you to Dharmashala.

On the 9th day of your trek, you will be crossing the famous pass i.e. larke pass standing at an altitude of 5213 meters and trek down to Bimtang. The 10th day of your trek will take you to Tiliche where you will be witnessing the eye – catchy sunset view. On the 11th day you will be trekking down to Dharapani and drive to Besisahar from Dharapani. The 12th day is the last day of your trek where you will be driving back from Besisahar to Kathmandu.

How difficult is Manaslu Trek?

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Picture: Porters carrying loads on the trail of Manaslu

Manaslu trek is one of the scenic off the beaten trek in the diverse landscapes of the Manaslu region in Nepal. The trek passes through the trail where you can view the beautiful snow-capped Mount Manaslu which is also renowned for the 8th highest mountain peak in the world.

But the trekkers might wonder about the difficulty of Manaslu trek. Well, that’s the one of the most frequently asked question by the trekkers. Not only manaslu trek, every trek difficulty levels differs from every individual trekker; some may find easy where some may find the manaslu trek difficult/challenging; it depend upon the trekker’s ability. But be sure in one thing that if you properly follow the guidelines as per your guide then surely you will feel easiness in the time of trekking.

How long is the Manaslu Trek?

Talking about the length Manaslu Trek is about 185 kilometers away from Kathmandu. The number of days differs from various packages such as if you choose manaslu trekking it will take around 14-16 days. Likewise manaslu base camp trek to Samagaun takes 12-13 days, manaslu view Bhimtang valley trek takes 8 days, rapid manaslu circuit trek takes 12 days, manaslu tsum valley trek takes 18-19 days and manaslu cultural circuit trek takes 9 days.

Manaslu circuit trek start and end point

Manaslu circuit trek starts from Kathmandu. 8 hours’ drive from Kathmandu will take you to sotikhola and from sotikhola 10 hours of hike will take you to the place name Dhoban. From Dhoban you will have to walk around 6 hours to reach to Phillim and from Phillim 6 hours of hike will take you to Ghap. 10 hours of hike from Ghap will take you to Samagaun and from Samagaun 3 hours hike to reach Samdo and 5 hours hike to reach Dharmasala.

Now, from dharmasala you will be hiking towards Bhimtang and from Bhimtang you will cross famous larke pass and again you will trek down to Bhimtang, which will take around 8-10 hours. From Bhimtang you will be hiking down 7 hours to reach to tiliche and 1 hour of hike from tiliche will take you to Dharapani. From Dharapani you will be travelling in bus/jeep for 4/5 hours to reach Besisahar. Finally, 6/7 hours’ drive from Besisahar will take you to Kathmandu which is the end point of your trek.

Is trekking in restricted region of Nepal safe?

Trekking in restricted region may sound unsafe for many trekkers. But, trekking in restricted region of Nepal is totally safe. Trekking in restricted region required restricted permit for the trekkers. When you travel through the trekking agency of Nepal, they will arrange all the permits required for trekking in restricted region and will manage you the licensed guide. Following the safety guidelines from the guide, you can complete your restricted region trekking with full safety and satisfaction.

Is manaslu a best trek in Nepal?

Manaslu treks lies in the restricted region of Nepal. Despite being in restricted region, Manaslu treks is considered as one of the best trek to do in Nepal. It is considered as one of the best trek because of the beautiful scenery over there. Not only beautiful scenery, the trekkers can witness the vegetation and wildlife of the manaslu region.

Exploring the culture and tradition of local Buddhist community totally influenced by Tibetan is one of the major attractions of Manaslu treks. The eye-appealing views of mountains along with the world 7th highest mountain i.e. Mount Manaslu is very special. Crossing over the larke pass is challenging part of manaslu treks.

Is manaslu trekking 14 days impossible?

If you ask, is manaslu trekking 14 days impossible then the answer will be definitely no. Manaslu trekking in 14 days is completely possible. During your 14 days manaslu trekking, you will be able to witness all the major spots with full of exploration. It can be possible in 12 days too, if you want to do trek in short time.

Manaslu trek itinerary options

Manaslu trek is considered as the restricted region trek to do in Nepal. While trekking to Manaslu, the trekkers can find various itinerary options. The various itinerary options for Manaslu Trek are;

Manaslu circuit trek permit cost

Permit Cost for Manaslu Trek;

Manaslu Restricted Area Permit$70 for the first week and $10 for each additional day in September and November

$50 for first week and  $10 for each additional day in December to August

 

Minimum Required for 2 weeks permit$70*2 = $140 per person

$50*2 = $100 per person

 

Manaslu Conservation Area Permit$20 for foreign nationals

$2 for SAARC nationals

 

Annapurna Conservation Area Project  Permit (ACAP)$30 for foreign nationals

$2 for SAARC nationals

 

Where does Tsum valley lies?

Tsum valley is best for those trekkers who want to trek along with the exploration of culture, tradition, food, language and customs of local community influenced by Tibetan. Tsum valley lies in the restricted manaslu region on the northern side of Gorkha.

Is the Everest base camp trek difficult than Manaslu basecamp trek?

Manaslu Circuit Trek is a moderate level trek where the physical condition of the trekkers plays a vital role. Manaslu Circuit trek is one of the most challenging treks of Nepal that takes you through the remote villages and dense forest of the Himalayan region. Manaslu trek is one of the offbeat treks in Nepal.

Everest Base Camp trek top in the bucket list of most of the trekkers and adventure seekers. It is not the most difficult trek one can undertake. People of any age, size, and shape have completed the trek over the years. A little bit of physical fitness and mental determination is what you need to complete this trek successfully.

HOW DIFFICULT IS THE MANASLU TO THORONG LA PASS TREK?

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Picture: Trekker crossing through Thorong la pass

Both Manaslu and Thorong la pass trek is challenging trek to do in Nepal. In comparison to the scenery and beauty both trek are regarded as the best choice for the trekkers. In comparison to difficulty, there is not much difference but the trekkers may find the Manaslu treks a little bit easy than Thorong la pass. Thorong la pass is difficult because of its high altitude and trail; Thorong la pass high altitude (5416 meters) and Manaslu treks high altitude i.e. larke pass (5213 meters).

WHAT IS THE DISTANCE OF THE MANASLU TREK?

Manaslu trek is one of the challenging treks to do in Nepal. It also falls under restricted region of Nepal where you have to take the special permit for Manaslu Trekking. The manaslu trekking can be completed from 12 – 20 days as per your choice. But while choosing the itinerary, we recommended you to choose as per your experience and fitness level.

If you have good fitness level and previous experience of trekking then you can complete manaslu trekking in short days and vice – versa. The total distance covered during Manaslu Trek is 177 kilometers (Km)/110 miles.

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO HIKE THE MANASLU TREK?

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Picture: Manaslu Trek in Autumn Season

The manaslu trek is best to hike during autumn (August – October) and spring (March – May) season. In this season you can explore the clear surrounding of the nature and can find the best view of mountains too. The temperature in these seasons can also be fit/adjust the body temperature.

Manaslu base camp altitude

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Picture: Trail to Manaslu Base Camp

6 hours of hike from Samagaun will take you to Manaslu Base Camp which is situated at an altitude of 5200 meters above the sea level.

Manaslu trek ROUTE IN GENERAL

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Picture: suspension bridge on the route to Manaslu Trek

The route to Manaslu trek includes trekking from Kathmandu – Soti Khola – Machha Khola – Salleri – Deng – Namrung Village – Lho Gaun – Samagaun – Manaslu Base Camp – Samdo – Dharmasala – Bhimtang – Goa – Dharapani – Besisahar – Pokhara – Kathmandu.

Manaslu trek itinerary & number of hours to walk per day

The number of hour to walk per day during Manaslu trek differs from the itinerary you choose. Here, we have provided the number of hours to walk per day as per manaslu trek 15 days itinerary;

Day 1: Kathmandu to Sotikhola → 6/7 hours’ drive

Day 2: Trek to Machha Khola → 5 hours walk

Day 3: Machha khola to Salleri → 8/9 hours walk

Day 4: Trek to Deng → 6/8 hours

Day 5: Trek to Namrung Village → 7 hours

Day 6: Trek to Lho Gaun → 4 hours

Day 7: Trek to Sama Gaun → 4 hours

Day 8: Rest/Acclimatize and explore Manaslu base camp/Birendra Glacial lake/Pungen Monastery → 6/8 hours

Day 9: Trek to Samdo → 3/4 hours

Day 10: Trek to Dharmashala → 3 hours

Day 11: Trek to Bhimtang → 7/8 hours

Day 12: Trek to Goa → 6 hours

Day 13: Trek to Dharapani & drive to Besisahar → 3 hours trek and 4 hours’ drive

Day 14: Drive to Pokhara → 3 hours’ drive

Day 15: Drive to Kathmandu → 6/8 hours’ drive

NOTE: If you want to know about other various Manaslu Trek itineraries with number of hours to walk per day then feel free to contact us:

Manaslu base camp trek and its height at the top of Larkey pass

Manaslu base camp trek is one of the famous restricted region trek of Nepal. It is considered to be the best trail in Manaslu region of Nepal. While trekking to Manaslu base camp, the trekkers will be offered to watch the enormous beauty of Manaslu region including vegetation, wildlife, landscapes, waterfalls, rivers and wide snow – capped mountains along with culture and tradition of local community.

Despite being of rich in almost everything, the trail is so peaceful and less – crowded. This trek can be an ideal choice for the trekkers who want to trek along with the exploration of natural beauty, love the peaceful environment and doesn’t want to involve with crowd. Manaslu base camp height at the top of Larkey pass is 5160 meters.

How long will manaslu trek with tsum valley takes?

Generally, manaslu trek with tsum valley takes around 19 to 21 days. Manaslu trek to tsum valley itinerary goes like this; hike towards from Kathmandu – Soti Khola – Machha Khola – Jagat – Lokpa – Chumling – Chhekampar – Nile – Chumling – Deng – Namrung – Syala – Samagaun and finally you will reach to Manaslu base camp. And when you return back from Manaslu Base Camp you will follow the trail of Samdo – Dharmasala – Bhimtang – Goa – Dharapani – Besisahar – Pokhara – Kathmandu.

Itinerary and cost for Manaslu circuit trek with tsum valley

Manaslu circuit trek with tsum valley takes 19 days and are listed below as per day;

Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola (700 meters); 8/9 hours

Day 2: Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola (870 meters); 6/7 hours

Day 3: Trek from Machha khola to Jagat (2340 meters); 6/7 hours

Day 4: Trek from Jagat to Lokpa (1980 meters); 6/7 hours

Day 5: Trek from Lokpa to Chumling (2386 meters); 6/7 hours

Day 6: Trek from Chumling to Chhekampar (3010 meters); 6/7 hours

Day 7: Trek from Chhekampar to Nile (3360 meters); 5/6 hours

Day 8: Trek from Nile to Chumling (2386 meters); 6/7 hours

Day 9: Trek from Chumling to Deng (1804 meters); 5/6 hours

Day 10: Trek from Deng to Namrung (2630 meters); 7/8 hours

Day 11: Trek from Namrung to Syala (3290 meters); 5/6 hours

Day 12: Trek from Syala to Samagaun (3500 meters); 5/6 hours via Pungen Gompa

Day 13: Sama gaun – explore Manaslu Base Camp (5200 meters); 6 hours

Day 14: Trek from Samagaun to Samdo (3910 meters); 3 hours

Day 15: Trek from Samdo to Dharmasala (4460 meters); 3/4 hours

Day 16: Trek from Dharmasala to Bimtang (3700 meters) via Larkya Pass (5130m); 7/8 hours

Day 17: Trek from Bhimtang to Goa/Tilje (2300 meters); 5/6 hours

Day 18: Trek from Goa/Tilje to Dharapani/Chamje (1410 meters); 5/6 hours

Day 19: Drive from Chamje to Besisahar and then drive to Pokhara (1400 meters); 10/12 hours

Manaslu circuit trek with tsum valley cost starts from $1020 to $1930 where the cost inclusion and exclusion are given as;

Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek-General Inclusion;

  • All Accommodation during the trek (best available) & Accommodation in the city as per your choice in our price plan
  • Food (Breakfast with tea, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek
  • Transportation (Local) to get to sotikhola and back from Besisahar both way
  • Shared Jeep from Dharapani to Besisahar
  • Cost of all Staff – including their salary, insurance, necessary equipment, domestic airfare & transportation expenses, food & accommodation
  • License, Registered & route updated with his all expenses
  • Local Porters to carry your bag
  • Shuttle service to Bus Station
  • Added Value – (1) Dawn sleeping bag, Dawn Jacket to be returned after the trek
  • (2) Waterproof duffel Bag, Walking Poles, quick dry T-shirt, Cap – to take away
  • (3) Oxymeter to check your oxygen saturation and Heart beat with medical kit box carried by Guide
  • (4) Satellite Phone for extremely remote destination
  • Special Permit for Tsum Valley & Manaslu
  • Local Permit & Conservation area entrance fees

Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek-General Exclusion;

  • Tips to guides and porters (Gratitude)
  • Personnel Expenses (Bar, snacks, Deserts etc.)
  • Excess luggage charge at domestic flight
  • Anything not illustrated in Cost includes section.

Manaslu short trek options with itinerary

Manaslu trek can be done in less number of days too. Following are the options for manaslu Short trek with itinerary;

  1. Manaslu Base Camp Trek to Samagaun

Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola (930 meters); 8 hours’ drive

Day 2: Trek to Khorlabesi (710 meters); 6/7 hours

Day 3: Trek from Khorlabesi to Jagat (1340 meters); 7 hours

Day 4: Trek from Jagat to Nyak (1530 meters); 4/5 hours

Day 5: Trek from Nyak to Namrung (2540 meters); 5/6 hours

Day 6: Trek from Namrung to Lho (3180 meters); 4 hours

Day 7: Trek from Lho to Shyala and side trip to Pungen Monastery (3290 meters); 5/6 hours

Day 8: Trek from Shyala to Samagaun & side trip to Samdo village and back to Samagaun (3500 meters); 5/6 hours

Day 9: Trek from Samagaun to Manaslu base camp (5200 meters) & back to Samagaun; 7/9 hours

Day 10: Trek down to Ghap (2156 meters); 5/6 hours

Day 11: Trek from Ghap to Jagat (1340 meters); 6/7 hours

Day 12: Trek from Jagat to Soti Khola (930 meters); 7/8 hours

Day 13: Drive back to Kathmandu (1380 meters); 7/8 hours’ drive

  1. Bhimtang Valley Trek

Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Baun Danda (1370 meters); 6/7 hours’ drive

Day 2: Trek from Baun Danda to syange (1110 meters); 6/7 hours

Day 3: Drive from Syange to Dharapani by jeep and trek to Goa (2515 meters); 5/6 hours’ drive and 4/5 hours trek

Day 4: Trek from Goa to Bhimtang (3590 meters); 4/5 hours

Day 5: Bhimtang Excursion towards Larkey pass (3590 meters)

Day 6: Trek down from Bhimtang to Tilije (2300 meters); 7/8 hours

Day 7: Drive from Tilije to Besisahar (825 meters); 4/5 hours

Day 8: Drive from Besisahar to Pokhara or Kathmandu (1400/1380 meters); 4 hours or 6 hours

  1. Rapid Manaslu Trek
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Picture: Trekkers reaching to the top of larke pass during rapid manaslu trek

Day 1: Drive Kathmandu to Soti khola (710 meters); 8 hours’ drive

Day 2: Trek from Soti Khola to Dobhan (1200 meters); 10 hours

Day 3: Trek from Dobhan to Phillim (1400 meters); 6 hours

Day 4: From Phillim to Ghap (2400 meters); 6 hours

Day 5: Ghap to Samagaun (3500 meters); 10 hours

Day 6: Acclimatizing day and sightseeing at Samagaun (3500 meters); 2 hours

Day 7: Trek from Samagaun to Samdo (3860m); 3 hours

Day 8: Trekking from Samdo to Dharmashala (4480m); 5 hours

Day 9: Trek from Dharmashala to Bhimtang, Today we will be crossing the Larke pass (5213 meters) Trek down to Bimtang (3720 meters); 8-12 hours

Day 10: Trek from Bhimtang to Tiliche (2300 meters); 7 hours

Day 11: Trek from Tiliche to Dharapani and Drive to Besisahar (825 meters); 1 hour’s drive and 4 hours trek

Day 12: Drive back from Besisahar to Kathmandu (1380 meters); 6 hours

Manaslu trek in winter

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Picture: surrounding of Manaslu in Winter Season

Manaslu trek is one of the challenging and one of the most beautiful treks to do in Nepal. Manaslu trek generates most number of trekkers in other season in compared to winter season. In winter, season we can see the less number of trekkers in the Manaslu trail. This is because when you gain the altitude day by day the surrounding temperature is very high. Most of the trekkers trekking to Manaslu at winter season can’t adjust the body temperature with the surrounding temperature.

Besides of being too much cold in winter season, the trail to manaslu in winter also seems to be difficult. The trail is mostly covered with snow where the trail can be slippery and the trekkers may have to face the problem during trekking. Despite of being difficult to trek Manaslu in winter season, following the proper guidelines from your guide may help you to make you Manaslu trek successful.

Manaslu circuit trek itinerary

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Picture: Trekkers taking picture during Manaslu Circuit Trek

Here, we have mentioned the day to day itinerary of Manaslu circuit trek;

Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola (720 meters); 8 hours’ drive

Day 2: Trekking from Soti Khola to Machha Khola (2920 meters); 6 hours

Day 3: Trekking from Machha Khola to Jagat (1370 meters); 6 hours

Day 4: Trekking from Jagat to Deng (1804 meters); 6 hours

Day 5: Trekking from Deng to Namrung (2630 meters); 6 hours

Day 6: Trekking from Namrung to Samagaun (3530 meters); 6 hours

Day 7: Acclimatization at Samagaun; 1/2 hours hike

Day 8: Trekking from Samagaun to Samdo (3875 meters); 4 hours

Day 9: Acclimatization at Samdo; 2/3 hours

Day 10: Trekking from Samdo to Dharmasala (4460 meters); 5 hours

Day 11: Trekking from Dharmasala to Bimtang (3590 meters) via Larkya La Pass (5,160 meters); 9 hours

Day 12: Trek from Bimtang to Tilije (2300 meters); 6 hours

Day 13: Drive from Tilije to Besisahar (825 meters); 5 hours

Day 14: Drive from Besisahar to Kathmandu (1380 meters); 6 hours

Can Manaslu circuit trek be done with Annapurna circuit trek?

If you are curious to know, if manaslu circuit trek be done with Annapurna circuit then the answer is definitely yes. It takes around of 20 days to complete Manaslu circuit trek with Annapurna circuit. However, they are different in scenery; you can get lot of experience from the both famous trekking areas of Nepal.

Manaslu trekking information on teahouse

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Picture: Teahouse at Lho

Manaslu trekking is considered as the famous teahouse trek in Nepal. As compared to years ago, now the trekkers can find the maximum numbers of teahouse in the trail. The trekkers can have some tea or coffee in the teahouse during the trek and can also rest for some minutes in the teahouse during the manaslu trek. The teahouse at Manaslu offers the trekkers food and accommodation facilities in a reasonable price. Most of the local people of Manaslu region manage the teahouse where the tourists get an opportunity to explore the local lifestyles and culture during their stay at the teahouse.

Nubri valley

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Picture: Nubri Monastery

Nubri Valley is situated at the northern side of Gorkha district of Nepal. The Nubri valley was considered as the conservation area in 1998 by Nepal government. Until 1991, Nubri valley was close for the tourists to travel and since then it is open for tourists. Buddhism is the main religion followed by the people of Nubri valley (now and then). Varieties of reptiles, birds, vegetation and fauna are found in numbri valley.

There are many fields for the production of maize, barely and crops. Health – post and schools can be found in every village of numbri valley. There are lots of ancient stupas and monasteries in nubri valley. Numbri valley is the best place to experience the culture and tradition as well as ancient and historical buildings.

Where does Tsum valley route separates from Manaslu circuit trekking trail?

Tsum valley also lies in the restricted Manaslu region of Nepal where you can experience the historically followed culture and tradition of local community. Talking about the separation of Tsum valley route from Manaslu circuit trekking trail, it separates before Nyak which comes after Chisapani village. The route will take you uphill where you will be trekking inside the jungle and takes you towards Tsum valley section of Manaslu trek.

WHAT IS THE SCENERY LIKE ON THE MANASLU TREK?

The scenery during the manaslu trek is absolutely mind – blowing. You can witness the greenery surrounding along the diverse landscapes all the way. The beautiful snow – capped Wide Mountain ranges are one of the major attraction of Manaslu trek. During the trek, the trekkers have to cross the beautiful suspension bridges over the river and trek through the jungle. Witnessing the wildlife and birds during the Manaslu trek is very special.

During the trek, exploring the culture, tradition and lifestyle of local people is unforgettable. The hospitable community and the beautiful scenery from the starting point to the ending point during Manaslu trek can be the life time experience for the trekkers.

Why manaslu basecamp trek is also called manaslu circuit trek?

Likewise in manaslu circuit trek, manaslu base camp also offers the visitors to trek around the mountain manaslu and explore the surrounding mountains. So, that manaslu basecamp trek is also called manaslu circuit trek.

Tibet border accessibility from Manaslu trail

Following are the route where Tibet border is accessible from Manaslu Trail;

  • Jagat – Deng
  • Deng – Namrung
  • Namrung – Samagaun
  • Samagaun – Samdo
  • Samdo – Tibet Border

Manaslu trekking package by local trekking agency vs. multinational travel agencies

The package of Manaslu trekking provided by local trekking agency and multinational travel agencies have vast differences.

In comparison to multinational travel agencies, local trekking agency provides valuable and better pricing of the package, provides better and authentic information, do not compromise in giving best service, reasonable trip itinerary, no hidden cost, offers licensed and experienced local guides and porters, offers small groups and offers to choose the tailor-made/man-made itinerary.

Manaslu trek with peak climbing cost

Manaslu trek with peak climbing can cost around USD 7,500 to USD 8,000. This cost covers all the required components of manaslu trek with peak climbing such as transportation, accommodation, foods, necessary equipment while climbing and trekking, satellite phone, guide and porter fees, entry permit and special permit.

About Author

I grew up in the mountains & got university education in Kathmandu to become an engineer. But with homely environment of mountains interest me to become a trekking & tour guide, by passion. I have been 6574 meter to the highest & fortunately got chance to explore most of Nepal and bit of abroad.

Eventually, passion converted to profession and here i am on behalf of Nepalgram - a Trekking agency in Nepal.

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