Manaslu Trekking Permit Details

One of the best destinations in Nepal for trekking is the Manaslu region. In 1991 AD, the Manaslu Circuit became accessible for trekking. The Manaslu Trekking Permit is a special trekking permit for 12 to 18 days trekking in the remote region of nepal himalaya.

This trekking area has severe terrain and basic lodging. The Manaslu region is under special control of MCAP. Preserving its natural riches and cultural history is its key goal. The popularity of trekking tours in this remote area has increased recently.

Manaslu circuit trek can also be connected with tsum valley trek and also with thonrong la pass trekking. If you choose to combine the two treks into one large one, three separate permits are needed for this extended journey. The combined manaslu and tsum valley trek package is longer but wider exploration of the himalaya.

Manaslu circuit Trekking can be successfully done during all four seasons but the best time to trek in Manaslu base camp is considered during 2 major seasons. Spring (March, April, May) and Fall (September, October, November), monsoon (June July august).

Manaslu is a restricted trekking trail in Nepal. To obtain the permit for Manaslu circuit trekking you need to physically present in Nepal yourself. That is why, you have to have 16 days itinerary for Manaslu circuit trekking.

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.

Special Restricted Area permit for manaslu (Manaslu RAP)

Up till you reach SamaGaun, this Manaslu Trekking Permit is necessary from Jagat. After leaving Sama Village, you must obtain an additional entry permission (ACAP). The number of days you stay between Jagat and Dharapani affects the cost of the Manaslu RAP. SamaGaun is the location of the final RAP checkpoint.

From September to November, there is a one-time fee of USD 100 per person for the first seven days and a daily fee of USD 15 per person after that.

December through August: USD 75 per person for the first seven days, then starting on the eighth day, an extra USD 10 per person per day.

The Manaslu RAP does not require a physical copy of your photo because it will be uploaded online and printed on the actual permit.

Manaslu Trekking Permit
manaslu trek

Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP permit)

From Philim, where the Manaslu Conversation Area begins, a Manaslu Trekking Permit t is required. The cost per participant is the same all year long: USD 30 for all other nation and cost per participate for SAARC nation is USD 10. Additionally, there are no restrictions or price changes depending on how many days you spend inside MCAP. The MCAP permit requires a printed photograph.

Annapurna Conservation Area Project ( ACAP permit)

From Dharapani till you leave ACAP in BeshiSahar, this Manaslu Trekking Permit authorization is necessary. The cost per participant is the same all year long: USD 30 for all other nations and cost per participant for SAARC nation is USD 10. Additionally, there are no restrictions or pricing changes based on how many days you stay inside ACAP.

Manaslu Trekking Permit
Description of entire manaslu trek in one picture.

A printed photo is needed for the ACAP permit, just like the MCAP.

There is no need to obtain a TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) card after you have the RAP and entry permits for these two conservation areas, unless you are traveling from Dharapani to the Annapurna Circuit.

Manaslu Trekking Permit FAQs

  •  Where can I obtain the necessary permits?

A Manaslu individual trekking permit is not available. Your agency will handle the appropriate steps and arrange for the issuance of your permit.

  • How many photos do I need, exactly?

A scanned photo as well as two printed passport-sized photos are required. For ACAP and MCAP, printed photos must be submitted, whereas Manaslu RAP applicants must upload a digital copy of their photo.

  • What is the turnaround time for the permit?

The permission will typically be issued in at least an hour and a half. When an online system malfunctions, everything must be done manually, which could take many hours.

  • Can permissions be granted before we travel to Nepal?

No. Manaslu Trekking Permit often cannot be issued in advance because the Department of Immigration must confirm the information with the original passport and the specifics of any necessary visas. It may, however, be issued beforehand in some circumstances.

We need a scanned copy of your passport’s front page, an electronic copy of your immigration (on arrival stamp) to Nepal, and, if you already have a visa, your visa number. These are the given instruction permissions can be granted before we travel to Nepal.

  • Can I trek Manaslu Solo? Trek without a guide.

As you’ll need a restricted area permit to trek Manaslu, unfortunately, it will not be possible to trek Manaslu without a guide or a solo trek to Manaslu is impossible.

The reason behind this is that the trek consists of restricted and semi-restricted areas of Tibet and Nepal like sum valley, Larkya La pass, and Manaslu Base Camp. Also, either a guide or a porter is compulsory to get a trekking permit.

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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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