Everything you need to know about Manaslu Circuit Trek
Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of most beautiful trails that Nepal has to offer. Despite being quite popular, it is isolated and an off-beat trail, as it gets neglected due to the other well-known treks in Nepal like the Everest Base camp and the Annapurna Base camp. The trail lets you explore the entire circuit to the eighth highest mountain in the world – Mount Manaslu.
The trail to the Manaslu is relatively less crowded and it makes it the perfect choice for those who would like to stay away from the large crowds of trekkers and find the much needed solace in the mountains. The town of Soti Khola marks the beginning of the Manaslu circuit trek which finally concludes at Dharapani in Nepal.
Trek Duration & stay –
The Manaslu circuit trek is will be a 13 days’ journey including 2 days of hotel stay in Kathmandu at the beginning and the conclusion of the trek respectively.
Trek date –
25th March to 9th April, 2023
Stay during the trek and after –
The stay during the trek will be arranged in tea houses. The tea house stays in the mountains will help you with the much needed comfort during your trekking journey. Though basic in terms of amenities, tea houses will provide you everything you need from good food, comfortable sleeping beds, attached/common bathrooms depending upon availability and packages, Wi-Fi facilities, sleeping mattresses/ sleeping bags, emergency evacuation, oxygen support etc. Some of these facilities are included in the regular trekking packages, while some others can be opted for depending on the need of each individual.
On arrival in Kathmandu, the first night will be a hotel stay in Thamel city. On completion of the trek, the last night will also have a stay arranged in a 3-star hotel in Thamel, before departure to our respective countries. Both these days are inclusive in the package price, unless an upgrade is needed.
Quick Facts –
Journey commences at – Soti Khola Concludes in – Dharapani
Max Altitude – Larkya Pass, 5167 M Duration – 16 Days
Region – Manaslu Region Level – Moderate to difficult
Accomodation – Hotel & Tea houses Airport transfers – To & fro
Trek Highlights –
01 – Trek in the shadows of the Eighth highest mountain in the world!
02 – Crossing the 5000 M mark at the Larkya pass at 5135 M.
03 – Experience tea house stays run by local families.
04 – Manaslu region is not as populated as the Khumbu and the Annapurna, thus it gives you a much needed break from the populated trails.
05 – Experience the rich culture of the Nepalese and the Tibetan ethnic groups.
06 – Witness the stunning views of some of the highest peaks in the world like the Annpurna II, Mount Manaslu, Himlung and others.
07 – The Manaslu region is bestowed with immense natural beauty. One can witness stunning waterfalls, suspension bridges, mountain covers, turquoise water streams, etc. The Larkya pass will also be snow covered and significantly change the terrain and landscapes around!
08 – You will come across abundant wildlife in the region like – the Tahr, Pika, Marmots and the snow leopard too if one is lucky.
Trek Itinerary –
Day 1 – Arrival in Kathmandu & night stay in Thamel in a hotel.
Day 2 – Beginning the journey by driving to Soti Khola (approx. 7 hour drive).
Day 3 – Trek from Soti Khola to Macha Khola (6 -8 hours)
Day 4 – Trek from Macha Khola to Jagat (6 – 8 Hours)
Day 5 – Trek from Jagat to Pewa (7 hours)
Day 6 – Trek from Pewa to Namrung (6-8 hours)
Day 7 – Trek from Namrung to Lho (3.5 – 4 hours)
Day 8 – Trek from Lho to Samagaun (4 hours)
Day 9 – Acclimatization day & day trek to Manaslu base camp (7 hours)
Day 10 – Samagaun to Samdo (4 hours)
Day 11 – Acclimatization day (Optional trip to Tibet Border) (10 hours)
Day 12 – Samdo to Dharamsala (4 hours)
Day 13 – Dharamsala to Bhimthang (through Larkya Pass) (10 hours)
Day 14 – Bhimthang to Dharapani (7 hours)
Day 15 – Dharapani to Kathmandu (Drive for approx 7 hours)
Day 16 – Departure from Kathmandu International airport
Apparel & accessories to be carried for your trek –
Reach out to us on [email protected] for list of apparels and accessories needed for the Manaslu circuit trek.
Physical fitness preps and requirements –
Even though Manaslu is not a technical trek and does not require climbing experience, the journey is relatively long and hence will be arduous. It is important to ensure that one starts training at least a month or 45 days in advance to maintain good levels of fitness.
It is a moderate to difficult level trek and is recommended for experienced trekkers or fit beginners.
For a physical fitness plan for the trek, you can reach out to us on [email protected] .
Credentials of Adventure Pulse Team:
- Run by Mount Everest & Mount Amadablam Summiteers – Samir Patham & Sauraj Jhingan.
- Certified Basic and Advance Mountaineers & Climbers.
- Expedition experience on Kang Yatse 2, Island Peak, Mera Peakm Lobuche Peak, Tharkot, Mount Everest, Mount Amadablam, Mount Elbrus, Mount Kilimanjaor and more.
- 100% safety record in all trekking and climbing expeditions.
- Winners of Trip Advisor Travelers’ Choice award for 3 consecutive years (2020, 2021 & 2022).
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