Haven Holidays

14 Days Manaslu Trek

Best Price
Price starting from $1,255
US $ 975 per person
No of people Price per person
1 - 1 $1,255
2 - 4 $975
6 - 8 $950
10 - 12 $925
14 - 16 $899
Duration
14 days
Max. Elevation
5106m
Group size
Min 2- Max 16 (Single Supplementary US$, 275 )
Level
DIFFICULT
Transportation
All Ground Transportation
Best Season
Sept, Oct, Nov, December, February, March, April, May
Accommodation
Hotel in Kathmandu and the best available lodge in the trek.
Meals
Breakfast
Starts at
Kathmandu
Ends at
Kathmandu
Trip Route
Kathmandu-Sotikhola- Jagat- Dharmasala- Larkya La-Besisahar- Kathmandu

Highlights

    • Trek through marvellous unspoiled nature and less crowded remote areas of Nepal
    • Restricted Area Trekking to the Tibetan Border
    • Explore ancient caves, forts and monasteries
    • Cross the challenging Larkya La Pass (5,106 meters, 16,752 ft), one of the highest mountain passes in the world
    • Witness marvellous Mt. Manaslu, the eighth-highest mountain in the world, Ganesh Himal, Lamjung Himal and Annapurna-II
    • Explore and experience rare species of plants and animals in both Annapurna Conservation Area and Manaslu Conservation Area
    • Experience the real thrill of being in wild nature with a typical Nepali village lifestyle and culture.

“Celebrate this 14-day Manaslu Trek with Mt. Manaslu (8,163 metres (26,781 ft) and Larkya La (5,106 meters (16,752 ft)”

14 days Manaslu Trek is a perfect and ideal trek itinerary for Manaslu Circuit Trek in the off-the-beaten region of Nepal. Manaslu Trek is a less crowded and off-the-beaten trail trekking in a remote area of Nepal located in the Gorkha district bordering Tibet.

If you are an adventure lover and passionate about experiencing a challenging and thrilling trekking trip in Nepal, then, of course, you should go with Manaslu Trek which is also known as Manaslu Circuit Trek. This 14-day Manaslu Trek takes you to the closest viewpoint to see Mt. Manaslu  8,163 metres (26,781 ft), the eighth-highest mountain in the world. The trekkers who are doing the Manaslu Trek can also witness Annapurna-II, Ganesh Himal, Lakey Himal and Lamjung Himal.

Excited to know about Manaslu Circuit Trek comprehensively? Manaslu Circuit Trek- A Complete Trekkers' Guide

The 14 days Manaslu Trekking trail is located in a remote area of Nepal and the trekkers can experience the real thrill of being into the wild nature with typical Nepali village lifestyle and culture. The Annapurna Conservation Area Protects Manaslu Trekking trail and Manaslu Trek 14 days is restricted area trekking in Nepal like other restricted area trekking trips like Annapurna Circuit Trek, Upper Dolpo Trek and Upper Mustang Trek.

The trekkers who have done Manaslu Circuit Trek or Manaslu Trek always recommend going with it to other trekkers who are looking forward to an adventure trekking trip in Nepal for a couple of weeks. A Couple of weeks' trek, Manaslu Circuit Trek will take you to the highest elevation, Larkya La Pass, at 5,106 meters (16,752 ft) above sea level, one of the highest and longest Himalayan passes in the world rewards you the first-class thrills of adventure with a massive mountain panorama including Annapurna massif, Ganesh Himal and many other numerous mountain summits in Manaslu Region.

In this 14-day Manaslu Trek, the trekkers will ascend to the border of Tibet and can view and capture astonishing mountain summits on the Tibetan as well. And, you will marvel at experiencing the blend of Nepalese and Tibetan culture and civilization on the trail while bordering Tibet. The Tibetan plateaus, arid landscapes, the winding river, Budhi Gandaki, suspension bridge, paddy fields, natural waterfalls, deep woods and rare species of animals and birds make your journey to Manaslu Circuit Trek more fascinating.

Even, the trekkers who are doing their Manaslu Circuit Trek can visit and explore several ancient caves monasteries and forts with astonishing age-old arts and architecture, religious insights, civilization, culture and way of life. This will be an asset for those who are doing the Manaslu Trek in Nepal.

According to the comments of the previous trekkers who have already done this Manaslu Trek 14 days, they comment that they did the finest decision by choosing the Manaslu Circuit Trek crossing one of the largest and highest mountain passes in the world, Larkya La Pass ( 5,106 meters (16,752 ft) above the sea level with all the giant mountain peaks including Mt. Manaslu, eighth highest of the world.

The 14-day Manaslu Circuit Trek is a truly adventurous, challenging thrilling but rewarding and one of the excellent trekking trips in Nepal for an adventure into the unspoiled nature and less crowded area.  Wanna learn more about Manaslu Circuit Trek: Manaslu Circuit Trek: A Complete Trekkers' Guide

Permits Required

Those who are doing or planning their Manaslu Circuit Trek or Manaslu Trek, require obtaining three/four different trekking permits. These are the TIMS Card, Special/Restricted Area Trekking Entry Permit, Manaslu Conservation Area Entry Permit and Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit. We require collecting a special area entry permit since Manaslu Circuit Trek or Manaslu Trek is a restricted area trekking in Nepal as the trekking trails are located at the border of Tibet. , the Manaslu Trek overlaps the Annapurna Conservation Area along with the Manaslu Conservation Area so the trekkers need to have both the Manaslu Conservation Area Entry Permit and the Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit.

Manaslu Special Trekking Permit cost From September to November per week per person is US$ 70 and After 7 days per day per person is US$ 10. and From December to August per week per person US$ 50 and After 7 days per day per person is US$ 7 /Or equivalent convertible foreign currency.

 TIMS Card costs Rs. 2000, the Manaslu Conservation Area Entry Permit and Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit cost Rs. 3000 each and all these Manaslu Trek Permits can easily be collected from the office of the Nepal Tourism Board Located in Kathmandu. However, one can easily obtain all these Manaslu Circuit Trek Permits through the trekking company you are using for your trek by providing them with your passport copy and passport-sized photographs.

Food and Accommodation

The trekkers who are doing their Manaslu Trek will be having their meals at the local lodges/teahouses. The local teahouses have their own menu with certain items of food mostly with Nepali and Tibetan items. The cost of the food item is also mentioned there in the menu.

 Food items like tsampa, porridge, noodles, bread, dumplings, Nepali Daal Bhat, chicken curry, macaroni, pizza, Tibetan bread and some Indian dishes are very popular on the menu. You can choose the item of the food and order for your breakfast, lunch and dinner.

 Drinks like tea, coffee, hot chocolate, hot water, soups cold drinks and alcoholic drinks are also available in the local teahouses.

 You will use the same lodges/teahouses for overnight stay as accommodation. The lodges have very basic rooms with neat and clean beds. Normally, one road is shared by two travellers. The beds are comfortable enough to stay overnight on the trekking route. The toilets are outside of the rooms and you will hardly have a hot shower during the trek and you need to pay for the hot shower extra. 

Difficulty Level

 If you have a question like how difficult is Manaslu Trek/ Manaslu Circuit Trek? If so, you need to know the level of difficulty before you board on the trek.

 Manaslu Circuit Trek is a challenging trekking trip in Nepal in off-the-beaten less explored and less crowded areas bordering Tibet. The Manaslu Trek lets the trekkers experience the real thrills of adventure taking them above 5000m into the core and wild Himalayas including Mt. Manaslu  (8,163m) the world’s eighth highest mountain and Ganesh Himal and the entire Annapurna mountain range.

 The trekkers should be adventure lovers and they will climb up to 5140m which is Larkya La Pass, one of the highest mountain passes in the world. On crossing Larkya La Pass, you will be mesmerized to witness and experience the thrilling mountain summits towering into the horizon. You will not even believe your eyes to see such wonders of nature.

The trekkers need to work at least 7 hours a day before they get to the lodge for an overnight stay. They need to have a sound level of fitness and stamina with a good level of confidence to conquer over Manaslu Circuit Trek.

 Since the Manaslu Circuit Trek is a strenuous trekking trip in Nepal with challenging ups and downs, one is required to prepare with all sorts of techniques boosting a high level of stamina and confidence.

Risks and Challenges

Since the Manaslu Trek is challenging, the trekkers may have some risks on the trip. The common risks and challenges on Manaslu Trek are weather challenges, altitude sickness challenges and risk and food and accommodation challenges.

 As the trekkers are ascending above 5000m above the sea level that is Larkya La Pass (5106m), they may have altitude sickness issues but not with all. Some people face it and digest but some cannot and as a result they have to give up the Manaslu trek. So, you need to know about altitude sickness and preparations to prevent it.

 Also, during peak trekking seasons in Nepal like Spring( Mar-May) and Autumn( Sep-Nov), people who are doing their Manaslu Trek may have difficulties in finding the right foods and accommodations as hundreds of trekker board on the trail and the local lodges/teahouse are crowded. You should think about it and arrange it accordingly beforehand the trek begins.

 Thirdly, the trekkers who are doing their Manaslu Trek may have to face some weather extremes like heavy snowfall and rainfall on the trail. Sometimes, you may require crampons and ice axes to avoid snow/ice on the trail. Be careful and check the weather conditions in Nepal before you depart.

Important Note

Trekking Mode: Best available lodge en-route trekking and hotel accommodation in Kathmandu  
Trip Grade:  Challenging Trek with Ups and Downhill walks 
Highest Point:  On top (5,106 meters, 16,752 ft)
Local culture/religion: A blend of Hinduism and Tibetan Buddhism religions and cultures.

Trekking duration:  10 Nights and 11 Days from Machhakhola to Besisahar.

Total Trip in Nepal:  13 Nights and 14 Days from arrival to departure.

Best Seasons for 14-day Manaslu Trek:
Manaslu Circuit Trek, the best seasons are spring and autumn as well as the high seasons for trekking. Springtime begins from March to May when wildflowers are in seasonal bloom. The day is much longer full of sunshine.
The next best season is autumn which is mostly clear with bright sunshine, spectacular views and pleasant walks. For more details click: Weather in Nepal.

High Altitude Sickness:
High altitude sickness is a condition that can occur when our body not adapting well to having less atmospheric pressure and oxygen at high altitudes. It typically affects individuals who are not acclimatized to high altitudes and can be potentially dangerous if it progresses to more severe forms without treatment.

Yes, you need to learn more about High Altitude sickness and prepare for the Manaslu Circuit Trek: For this click here: altitude-sickness-information-  

Things to know before deciding on a trip to Nepal

People type and search for things to know before deciding on a trip to Nepal on Google and other social media platforms and find several posts about the topic. Though you are fed several pieces of information about things you should do before deciding on a trip to Nepal, you have to be very selective about the authentic ones. If you go haphazardly through the article and the information, you may be misled while travelling in Nepal and before deciding on a trip to Nepal. Ultimately, your vacation trip will be nasty. So, you must be very watchful about the must-know things to know before departing to Nepal from your country. 

Various things are must-know things before deciding a trip to Nepal but a few things are much more important things to know before departing from your country. There are 5 must-know things before deciding on a trip to Nepal. They are Weather Conditions, Geography and Culture, Currency, Food and Accommodation and Health and Securities. Now, let’s talk about these 5 must-know things about Nepal before deciding on a vacation trip in Nepal in detail. For this click: 5 must-know things before deciding on a trip to Nepal. 

Nepal Travel Info

A small landlocked country situated between China and India, covering 0.03% of the whole continent, is Nepal. Also known as the land of the Himalayas, Nepal is a treasure cove for adventure activities. Eight of the fourteen highest mountains above the height of 8000m lie here. Trekkers are bound to come across countless forests, gushing rivers, turquoise lakes, and sparkling glaciers on the trekking routes. More: Nepal Travel Info

Trip Itinerary

On your first arrival at Kathmandu and Nepal International Airport, a Haven Holidays representative will receive you. After getting introduced to the staff, your baggage will be loaded either in car, coach or bus as per group size. A short drive to the centre of Kathmandu city, where your hotel is located.

On checking into your lovely rooms, getting refreshed from Jet-Lag, then get ready for group briefing. Where you will meet with other members of Manaslu Circuit Trek.
The guide or group leader brief with related information regarding the trek, culture, accommodation and foods. Includes information about hours of walks and overnight stops and views along the treks.

Max. altitude

1320

Accomodation

Hotel

Meals

Non

Starting the Manaslu Circuit Trek an adventure, the early morning for a long and interesting overland journey. Heading beyond Kathmandu valley, and down to low warm farm villages and towns.

You begin this long drive with a packed breakfast from the hotel where you stay. The drive follows the main highway, then diverts from the busy road, heading towards the mid-hills of Dhading and Gorkha areas. On leaving the main good road, the drive continues on country dirt tracks towards low farm areas at Machha-Khola. A moderate village, slowly developing into a town, having several good simple lodges. Check into the best lodge available for an overnight halt, after a long interesting drive arriving on time before dinner. 

Max. altitude

900

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

Breakfast

Hours

8hrs

Another early morning starts after breakfast for the first day of trekking, which leads to a long walk to Jagat village. Trekkers might feel better walking than the long drive of yesterday, beginning the morning following the Budi Gandaki River.

They head past several spread-out farms and smaller villages to enter a cool shade of forest. As the walk continues up the river on a narrow path with short up and down. The trail leads to cross Tharo Khola / stream to Khorla Besi, then climbs and descends. Then reach Tatopani, a place with natural hot springs, from here climb over a ridge across the Budhi Gandaki. Crossing a suspension bridge, the walk follows on stone stone-paved staircase to Dovan for possible lunch. A small farm with few simple lodges to accommodate travellers.

Afternoon starts to cross another suspension bridge over Yaru Khola, as it leads climbs on stone steps reaching Tharo Bhanjyang. Lovely Gurung villages with lush green forest above. The walk continues towards the west bank of the Budhi Gandaki River with the last limb of the day to reach Jagat. A nice moderate-sized village having good lodges and shops. From here start the entrance to Upper Manaslu and Restricted Area of Nepal. At Jagat after a tiring long day walk, check into a nice lodge, and rest before dinner. 

Max. altitude

1340

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

Breakfast

Hours

6hrs

Today’s walk is fairly moderate with a slow climb with some descent, after a good breakfast, start the morning from Jagat. The trail follows various landscapes and walks into dense forest to cross a small stream. The journey continues past farm terraces and villages, and over a rocky ridge to Salleri, then down to Sirdibas. The valley widens as the walk heads towards Ghatta Khola / stream, following the path to cross a suspension bridge. On reaching a large farm village at Philim, from here head north above the village. Walk leads on a fairly level trail through crop fields of millets, then reaches a small settlement of Ekle Bhatti. 

After having a few refreshing stops, the trail leads to a steep, uninhabited gorge downhill to a grassy slope. The trail gets wider on reaching a bamboo forest to Deng Khola, crossing the stream then the day walk ends reaching an overnight stop at Deng. A small, nice village, and from here onwards one can experience the Tibetan culture.

Max. altitude

1860

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

Breakfast

Hours

6hrs

The walk from Deng onwards gets better and more interesting around important and culturally significant sections of the adventure. The morning walks head across the Budhi Gandaki River with climb further to Bihi a small place. 

The walk follows the north-west of the valley through a forested path and dense vegetation past a few smaller farm villages. On a walk with a great glimpse of the giant peaks of the region, facing views of Sringi Himal. The trail leads to cross Budi Gandaki River several times and then comes across Buddhist prayer monuments and Gompa. The last part of the walks rewards the magnificent experience of observing the Manaslu Conservation Area which has preserved the region to its pristine form. The trek leads to the last steep climb of the day to Namrung for an overnight halt, a lovely village. Namrung with good guest houses and lodges provides a comprehensive food menu to enjoy overnight stop in Namrung.

Max. altitude

2660

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

Breakfast

Hours

6hrs

After a pleasant overnight halt in a lovely lodge at Namrung, having a nice breakfast. The morning begins with a gradual walk towards Lo-Gaon, another beautiful village, as the walk leads enjoying grand views of snow peaks. Overlooking views stunning views of Sringi, Ganesh Himal, and Himal Chuli towards the south. 

The trail climbs through a lovely cool forest to Lihi, a small farm village with many stupas and terraces of barley and buckwheat. The walk heads down across the side of the valley floor, the trek continues further to Sho village. Slowly the day walks complete reaching Lo-Gaon for an overnight stop. A nice village, located on beautiful, scenic landscapes amidst lovely woods of pines and rhododendrons.

Above Lo-Gaon enjoy views of majestic Mt. Manaslu North Face. Overnight in one of the best lodges with time to explore the village and Ribung monastery.

Max. altitude

3180

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

Breakfast

Hours

5hrs

From Lo-Gaon, having a pleasant overnight stay, today’s walk heads towards Sama-Gaon, the main village around Upper Manaslu Valley. 

Start the morning walks on a gradual trail, with slow winding ups and down to Shayla, a nice small village. The walk continues along with impressive views of 
Mt. Manaslu, Himal Chuli and Peak 29 (Ngadi Chuli). Includes views of Manaslu massif glaciers straight above from the trail with an array of snow-capped peaks.

The walk slowly comes to an end reaching Sama-Gaon for two overnight halts, in the comfort of a nice lodge.

Max. altitude

3500

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

Breakfast

Hours

5hrs

Enjoy a well-earned rest and a free day in Sama-Gaon, the best place and right altitude for acclimatization. Very important before heading towards the highest point of the adventure on top of Larke-La. Several options that one can enjoy on a free day, explore Sama-Gaon the traditional village of great culture.

Energetic trekkers can take a short day hike in old Pungyen Gompa. A monastery with dramatic grand views of the glacier as well as visit the serene glacial pond of Birendra Tal. Sama-Gaon is also on route Mt. Manaslu Base Camp, a walk of more than 4 hours. It will be a tiring walk with a rise of high altitude, both ways take nearly more than 6 hours. Not recommendable unless the trip involves base camp, staying overnight in a tented camp.

Max. altitude

3500

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

Breakfast

Enjoying a pleasant moment at Sama-Gaon, the morning walks heads down to Budhi Gandaki River. The trail follows to a small bridge coming across rows of Mani walls, as walk proceeds, the valley opens wider after an hour of good scenic walks. During the walk facing views of giant snow peaks, as walk leads closer towards Samdo village. A short climb to Samdo village the last village of Gorkha and Manaslu Valley, located on a high plateau. Which is on route to Nepal and Tibet border as well as to Manang areas via Larke-La Pass (5160m).

Overnight in a nice simple guest-house or in a lodge, overlooking views of snow-capped peaks. 

Max. altitude

3875

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

Breakfast

Hours

4hrs

From Samdo a short morning walk to the end of the valley rim at Dharamsala, or Larke Phedi. At the base of Larke-La Pass (5106m), the walk follows down to a river bed and crosses streams towards our overnight stop. As well as for lunch, an exciting small place with few huts, serves as a lodge and guest houses. During the high seasons of trekking, this place can be crowded, and some visitors have to spend overnights in tents. The camping is provided by the lodge, but foods are served in the dining of the guest house. Afternoon enjoy the surrounding views of towering peaks with glaciers fed from the Larke peak.

Max. altitude

4450

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

Breakfast

Hours

4hrs

A big and long day of adventure, rising early for breakfast and then on the move, following the lead guide. The walk leads past Dharmasala and then climbs on an undulating uphill path over a moraine and a few traces of glaciers. 

After hours of strenuous climb having few stops, they reach on top of Larke-La Pass. The top is festooned with Buddhist prayer flags and rock cairns, the sign board stands with the name of the pass and altitude. From Larke-La pass enjoy the stupendous panorama of the Snow Mountains. Overlooking views of Manaslu as far towards Ganesh Himal with Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, with peaks of Annapurna II-III, IV. From the top, after a spectacular panorama, a long descent leads past Cheo Danda and Larcia, small yak herder settlements. Finally after a long downhill reach the bottom of Larke-La. 

From the western base of Larke-la enter the Manang district and back into a forest of tall trees of rhododendron, pine and oaks. The walk gets better near the lever path to reach Bhimtang for an overnight halt, this place is also called Bhimthang. 

Bhimtang, located on a lovely wide grassy meadow amidst pine forest has several nice, good lodges. 

Max. altitude

5106

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

Breakfast

Hours

8hrs

Today’s walk is much shorter to Gho, a small settlement with few nice lodges for overnight stops. We have allowed short day, due to tough long walks of previous day, start the morning having leisure breakfast. The trail follows downhill through dense woods, a pleasant morning walks with few short ups to reach Gho. 
After a great lovely morning walk to Gho for overnight lunch and overnight halt, having time to relax and enjoy the surrounding magnificent views.

Max. altitude

3590

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

Breakfast

Hours

4hrs

Walk down to Dharapani through picturesque landscapes and local villages for 3-4 hours via Tilche. Tilche is a beautiful local town with some teahouses for lunch and some light snacks.


After arriving at Dharapani, you will take a jeep drive to Besisahar. This drive will last for 3-4 hours again with marvellous views and experiences driving along the country off-road. You will encounter some natural waterfalls and paddy fields before you arrive at Besisahar.  

Max. altitude

2535

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

Breakfast

Hours

7hrs

Enjoying a pleasant overnight stop at Bhesisar town, morning having breakfast taking a ride on vehicle. As per the size of the group, the overland journey on a good motorable road to Kathmandu. On leaving Bhesisar town, the drive heads towards Dumre town, situated on the main Pokhara and Kathmandu highway.

 

From here the ride is more enjoyable and exciting on the busy highway, following the Marsyndi and Trisuli River for some hours. Then on winding uphill to the valley rim, overlooking views of Kathmandu city. After an hour from the valley outskirts reach back to the hustle and bustle of city life of Kathmandu.


On arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to your respective hotels for the last overnight in Kathmandu and in Nepal. Evening a farewell group dinner before parting from each member of different nationalities.


Evening farewell dinner in a nice authentic Nepali restaurant, dinner with an exciting Nepali cultural program.


You can prepare for the next day's departure to homeward or can begin another trip.

 

Max. altitude

760

Accomodation

Hotel

Meals

Breakfast

Hours

7hrs
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What's Includes

    • All Arrival and Departure transfers from airport to airport.
    • Twin sharing room on best tourist standard hotels in Kathmandu on a bed and breakfast basis only.
    • Transport Kathmandu to Machha-Khola and from Dharapani to Kathmandu via Bhesisar.
    • Twin-sharing accommodation on best available lodges/Guesthouse includes Breakfast. And if you go with a full Board meal it means Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are added only (US$, 240 per person)
    • Service of guide and Porter as per the size of the group(It means, two people and one porter)
    • Wages, meals, medical allowance of guides and porters.
    • Applicable Special Trekking Permits for Restricted Areas, include MCAP, ACAP and TIMS.
    • Comprehensive Medical Kit carried by our staff if required for minor 
wounds and sickness.
    • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.

What's Excludes

    • Nepal Visa, Personal Medical & Travel Insurance.

    • Expenses of a personal nature
    • Gratitude or tipping for trekking staff, drivers, porters and guides.
    • Personal trekking gear, including sleeping bags and down jackets.
    • Emergency Evacuation if required by any means of transportation, including
 any quick transport Service.

    • Personal medical kit, as advised by your doctors.

    • Early return from the trek due to personal domestic or medical reasons, no refund will be entertained on breaking the journey.
    • Lunch and Dinner all around the trip.

Trip Info

Arrival 

You will arrive either by air or land to Nepal. If you arrive in Nepal by air, you have to use only Tribhuvan International Airport. Instead, if you use the road, you can enter or arrive in Nepal by land, you can different borders of Neighboring countries (India and China) like  Jogbani, Raksaul, Sunauli, Birjung, Kakarvitta, Jh Tatopani, Rasuawagadi etc. You can use whichever entrances you like to suit your comfort and convenience. 


On Arrival, you will have the on arrival visa instantly if you have not applied Nepal visa for Nepal through the consulate centers or Nepal Embassies nearby you or your city.  Within half an hour, you can get an instant authentic visa on your passport after producing all required documents for visa.


But, majority of people/trekkers enter Nepal by air and that is via Tribhuvan International Airport. We receive you at the arrival of any entry points of Nepal or mainly at Tribhuvan International Airport without any delay according to your arrival time. It may take some time like 20-30 minutes to collect your luggage and for security checking at the airport. After that, you make your way to the exit of the airport and Haven Holidays Pvt. Ltd. Representative will be waiting there holding the Board Witten “Haven Holidays Pvt. Ltd” and as you see the board, you have to go with him or her and we will make a very comfortable transfer to the hotel you are staying overnight. The transfer from Tribhuvan International Airport and Thamel, the hotel where you are staying will take just 15-20 minutes drive. Don’t get scared with the chaos and heavy traffic on the way to the hotel from Airport. 


Get checked in hotel and take rest and get refreshed. We will give you the time for orientation after you get checked in the hotel. 

Check if everything is fine with the accommodation you are using tonight.
 

Tourist Visa Nepal

A tourist Visa is on arrival visa in Nepal. It means tourists who are visiting Nepal can get the visas instantly on arrival at International Airports by producing all required documents. TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport) under the Department of Immigration has been facilitating tourists flying to Nepal by providing visas on Arrival. The 'On Arrival' visa procedure is very quick and simple. Within 5-10 minutes, you will get a visa on your passport. However, you can expect some queues during peak Tourist season If you wish to skip those queues, you can also consider getting a Visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions stationed abroad before your arrival. If you have possible, we recommend you obtain a visa before you enter Nepal from the diplomatic missions located nearby you so that you don’t need to bear any hassles during the process of obtaining a tourist visa on arrival. The choice is yours.

For more information plz click: Tourist Visa Nepal 


Transfer to Hotel

The majority of people/trekkers enter Nepal by air and that is via Tribhuvan International Airport. We receive you at the arrival of any entry point of Nepal or mainly at Tribhuvan International Airport without any delay according to your arrival time. It may take some time like 30   minutes to collect your luggage and for security checking at the airport. After that, you make your way to the exit of the airport and the Haven Holidays Pvt. Ltd. Representative will be waiting there holding the Board Witten “Haven Holidays Pvt. Ltd” As you see the board, you have to go with him or her and we will make a very comfortable transfer to the hotel you are staying overnight. The transfer from Tribhuvan International Airport and Thamel, the hotel where you are staying will take just 30 minutes drive. 

Get checked in the hotel take a rest and get refreshed. We will give you the time for orientation after you get checked into the hotel. 


Orientation 

As you are given the time when you get checked in the hotel, you will be followed by our staff for the orientation. It may be on the same day or later the next day early in the morning at breakfast. 

We will briefly let you know the trip you are undertaking from the next day or the same day onwards. You will be stated about the highlights of the trip, preparations, equipment, food and accommodation, guide, porter, etc 

If you have any queries, you can put them in this orientation meeting before you depart for your trip. 


Last Minute Booking 

Last-minute booking is always open for you but the same package tends to be a little more costly than the regular departure dates trip packages. You can book the trip you like on our website even a day before the trip begins. 


If you are lucky, then, the last minute may be a golden opportunity for you to get the same price or even less than that if one of the members of the trip gives up and withdraws the trip plan at the eleventh hour. we are always open and here to organize your vacation trips in Nepal. 


Trip Extension 

We are always flexible and open to the extension of the particular trip you are undertaking. If you enjoy the trip you are doing, you can extend it to longer days or longer hours. But, for this, you must contact us one day prior so that we can arrange the required things like trip crew, accommodation, transportation and other minor needy things for your extended trip and you must add some little additional cost which we will settle in mutual understanding. 


Currency Exchange 

You can exchange your currency even in the Tribhuvan International Airport at your arrival or you can exchange it after you check in at the hotel or other several places in Kathmandu, trekking beginning points as well. If you are in a rush and cannot do this, you can pay USD, AUD or CAD to the people whom you need to pay for your accommodation, food, trip costs, tipping etc. 


Haven Holidays Team

The Haven Holidays Team is very professional, reliable and responsible. They are well-trained, friendly and experienced in their related field. You can share anything you like with them without any hesitation. They know local culture, civilization, history, foods and accommodation, weather conditions, and first-aid applications. They are eco-friendly and better understand the non-human's rights and their lives. The Haven Holidays Team will assist you in every step of your trip to make it memorable and more convenient. 


Luggage and Storage 

we provide you with a very reliable duffel bag to put your stuff to be carried on the trip. It will be very safe to be carried by a porter. Unnecessary stuff, you can store it at the hotel in Kathmandu or Pokhara.  They will keep your luggage/stuff very safe till your return back. Ask your trip leader or hotel receptionist to manage it for you before you depart for the trip.


Meals

Meals will be provided according to the itinerary and cost includes and cost excludes. If you are given the itinerary or cost like including BB only, you will be provided breakfast only and if you have booked the trip package including a full-board meal, you will get all the meals including breakfast, dinner and lunch. Apart from main meals, if you have extra tea, coffee, cold drinks and other alcoholic drinks, you have to pay them personally. 


During the trip, you will be given enough time to have a meal. You can enjoy the meal you like from the menu. Vegan, Vegetarian?? If you are vegetarian, you will still find the choice in the menu and our guide will take good care of you through the trip. 

You are supposed to have the meal where you stay overnight in the mountain during the trekking trip. You will enjoy freshly cooked meals in the mountain during the trip days with local ingredient 


Trek Starts 

Trek starts from  Machha Khola in the Manaslu region and is an exciting adventure! The Manaslu Circuit Trek is renowned for its stunning scenery, diverse landscapes, and rich cultural experiences. Starting from Machha Khola, the trail gradually ascends through lush forests, terraced fields, and remote villages, offering breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks, including Manaslu, the eighth-highest mountain in the world. Machha Khola is a popular starting point for treks in the region.



Electricity

You will get a good and undisturbed facility of electricity during the trip to Nepal., you can get the facility of electricity to charge your phones and backups. However, in some cases, you may have to face the problem of load-shedding and technical problems. The guesthouses may charge you some amount to charge your devices in remote areas trekking. There won’t be an electricity heating system in the mountain while doing trekking.


Drinking Water

Drinking water must be pure, safe and contamination-free. You can get bottled or purified drinking water during the trip even in the mountain which is very safe for you to drink. The majority of the people who make trekking or adventure trips in the mountains go with boiled water which is prepared by the local lodges/guesthouses on the trail which is the best way to keep you safe from contaminated water. However, some people carry water purifying ingredients and they apply it to the drinking water and they drink it. But, don’t try to drink the water from the Local River, stream and taps. The bottled water you can buy along the trek in the guesthouse.


Communication 

You can enjoy excellent facilities of communication in Kathmandu. However, in the case of the trekking trip in the mountains, you may not be able to have such kind of facility as in the cities. But, most of the local teahouses/lodges/guesthouses/ hotels on the trail will offer you the facility of  Wi-fi. Sometimes, you get it for free and sometimes, you may have to pay for the installation of Wi-fi during the trip in the mountains. 


The best way to access good communication over your smartphone is to get a local Nepali SIM Card like NT and NCELL. You get these local Nepali SIM Cards easily in Kathmandu and even in International Airport, Tribhuvan International Airport. For this, you have to present a copy of your passport and a passport-sized- photograph. You can buy a data pack via this local SIM Card and you make a very good communication.  You can make a call, and access the internet over it.


Trek Ends 

Your journey typically ends at Dharapani. Dharapani is where the Annapurna Circuit route intersects with the Manaslu Circuit. The Manaslu Circuit Trek is a breathtaking journey around the eighth-highest mountain in the world, Mount Manaslu. Along the way, trekkers pass through remote villages, lush forests, high mountain passes, and Tibetan Buddhist monasteries, experiencing the rich culture and stunning scenery of the region

 

Feedback

You can give feedback on the trek/trip you have undertaken at the end of Kathmandu. You can visit our office or you can do it in the farewell dinner we organize. Your feedback about the trip will always be taken positively. We need it to grow and sharpen our services and facilities in the coming days.


If you cannot attend the farewell dinner at the end of the trip in Kathmandu or you don’t have time to visit our office, you can write your feedback on the trip advisor page which will be more reliable and public. 


Trek Extra Personal Expenses 

How prodigal you are? Your trek extra personal expenses depend on it. If you love doing extra expenses on the trip, you will go to topics like alcoholic drinks, extra tea or coffee apart from the meal, tipping, some minor donations, extra snacks on the trail, some urgent personal stuff like clothing or any other equipment you immediately require on the trip in case it gets damaged or stop functioning. And, at the end of the trek, you have to give some tips to your trekking crew. For this, you have to allocate some dollars or Nepali currency. 


Typical Day

The typical trip day begins with a good breakfast. You will have breakfast at around 7-8 am and begin the day after it. Then, you will have to work/walk for 3-4 hours after breakfast and you will stop for lunch. The lunchtime will be around an hour. You will order your lunch item and the restaurant/hotel/teahouse will cook for you. Sometimes, you may have to wait for some time if the restaurant or hotel is crowded. You can find the item you want in the menu prepared by the local lodge/restaurant/hotel. If you are vegetarian, no worries, you can still find the ways. 


After lunch, you will resume your work/trek/trip again and end it in the after like around 3-4 pm. After that, you will check in the hotel/guesthouse/teahouse and get refreshed. Take rest, change clothing and go for dinner at around 6-7 pm. Your leader will help you to order the meals you like. At the dinner, your leader will share the important information for the next day’s trip and you can raise the question regarding it. The leader will orient you on what to wear, how to walk, what to carry and where to eat. Follow the instructions from the guide/leader very well. 


Why with Haven Holidays?   

·       Free Booking and Free Cancelation 

·       Veteran Crew Members 

·       Enhancing Eco-Tourism 

·       Prompt response, full safety and comfort guaranteed. 

·       No hidden cost 

·       Flexible 

·       Cost Friendly 

·       Wider Networks 

·       Expert in risk management 


Trekking Packing/Checklist  List

When preparing for a trekking trip in Nepal, it’s essential to have the right equipment and packing list to ensure your safety and comfort to complete your mission. Please click Trekking equipment list 


Booking, Cancellation and Refund
If you want to book the trip featured by us, you require settling the 25 % payment of total trip cost. However, if you are in rush and instantly plan your trip to Nepal, then, you can make the trip payment by visiting our office in Nepal as well but we need a confirmation email prior to it.  

In case you cannot do the booked trip in the timeframe you wanted for some reasons, you have the right to postpone it. Even if you cannot do the trip after the postponement, you can transfer the same trip or other in exchange to your family, relatives and friends.

 But for Everest Base Camp Trek or other any trip in Everest region, the cancellation must be made 2 months prior as we have already booked the accommodation, transportation and domestic flights in order to make your trip more consistent and convenient.

 But, sorry to state that no refund will be made for the exchange of booked trip with us. We are ready to wait for months and years for your right time to do the booked trip in Nepal. Be confident that we won’t spoil your booked trip.

 Travel insurance
Travel Insurance is a must thing to fix before the departure for a particular trip. In case you face sudden and unpleasant incident during the trip, you may need recue evacuation and medical expenses. For that, you must have travel insurance. Actually, life is more important than your trip. As long as you have life, you have everything. So that, have a authentic travel insurance that covers all rescue evacuation and medication expenses in case you have got some nasty accidents during the trip.

 If you have got some idea about travel insurance and the companies who do travel insurance for you, you can go with them, otherwise, you can search on Google and will easily get the travel insurance companies who will help you doing insurance for your trip.

 Hot Shower
Actually, a warm or hot shower makes you refresh and offers you new energy during the trip and it in very necessary. If you are travelling in the city area in Nepal, you will easily get the facility of hot shower. But, if you are making a trip in mountain, it may be difficult to get hot shower during the trip.  However, local lodge and guesthouse will offer you bucket shower with warm water or they will provide hot shower with cooking gas. If you want to do enjoy the hotel shower in the mountain, you can ask the local lodge owner to manage it for you and they will charge some money like Rs. 300-500 per individual.

 Why Manaslu Circuit Trek with Haven Holidays?
  • Expert and professional local guides
  • Flexible trekking crew
  • Better understanding of weather condition and local culture
  • Immediate Rescue in case of emergency
  • Better Accommodation Food
  • Eco- Friendly and Sustainability
  • Expert in Communication 
Departure
After farewell dinner with our team and the important feedback session, we will comfortably drop you to the Tribhuvan International Airport and to any other destination you want for your exit to your homeland or for the commencement of another trip. After we drop you to the destination you prefer, you can catch up your international flight and another trip you want. We wish you a very wonderful time ahead. 

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An Epic Adventure with Haven Holidays: Manaslu Trek

Embarking on the 14-day Manaslu Trek with Haven Holidays was truly an unforgettable experience. From start to finish, the trip was meticulously organized, ensuring we could fully immerse ourselves in the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas without worrying about logistics. Our knowledgeable guide Kedar led us through stunning landscapes, from lush forests to rugged mountain passes, while the comfortable accommodations and delicious meals provided a welcome respite after a day of trekking. I highly recommend Haven Holidays to anyone seeking an adventure of a lifetime!

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Sukuma Khan
Germany

Journey of a Lifetime: Manaslu Trek with Haven Holidays

My Manaslu Trek with Haven Holidays exceeded all expectations. The itinerary was well-paced, allowing us to acclimatize properly and fully appreciate the majestic scenery surrounding us. The professionalism of our guide and support staff was exceptional, ensuring our safety and comfort throughout the trek. From crossing suspension bridges draped over rushing rivers to witnessing the sunrise over snow-capped peaks, every moment was filled with awe and wonder. I cannot recommend Haven Holidays enough for their impeccable service and expertise in organizing such a remarkable journey.

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Unforgettable Adventure: Manaslu Trek with Haven Holidays

The Manaslu Trek with Haven Holidays was a decision I will never regret. The 14 days spent trekking through the remote and stunning landscapes of the Himalayas left me speechless. Haven Holidays' attention to detail, from the well-planned itinerary to the experienced guides, ensured a smooth and enjoyable journey from start to finish. The camaraderie formed among fellow trekkers and the warmth of the local communities we encountered along the way added a special touch to the experience. If you're considering trekking in Nepal, look no further than Haven Holidays for an unforgettable adventure.

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Preparation For This Trip

Travel Documents:

Travel tickets and trip Documents: Travel tickets and trip print/pictures in Device

Passport - With at least 6 months validity Passport and 4 copies of Passport size photos.

Visa - available at Kathmandu Airport. Check visa requirements your nationality click: Tourist visa in Nepal

 Insurance, documents that cover medical, rescue, and airlift(helicopter)in the case on the trip.

Electronics:

Electronic device and charger 

Camera or Smartphone for capturing memories. It may be hard to find charging deceives that fit your device, so keep the focus on your charger and multiple adapters, Power Bank, charging your devices may not be possible everywhere. So, it is recommended to carry a power bank for backup.

Trekking Packing/Checklist

When preparing for a trekking trip in Nepal,  it's essential to have the right equipment and packing list to ensure your safety and comfort to complete your mission. You will need to pack smart and light. This packing list doesn’t mean you need to pack everything listed here. This list is a guideline, and your final list will depend on your preferences and judgment. Follow as per your personal needs and preferences by taking this as a reference.

Comprehensive list of items:

Clothing

Headwear

Sun Hat/Cap for sun protection - A Sun hat protects the face from the strong rays of the sun. Carry a lightweight hat that can be easily packed. Or A wide-brimmed hat to cover your ears, neck, and face from the strong rays of the sun. More: Trekking equipment list  

Frequently Asked Questions

Actually, the perfect Manaslu Circuit Trek is 14/15 days from Kathmandu to Kathmandu. However, some people choose doing it in 16-18 days with more days for exploration and acclimatization as the trek is strenuous and challenging taking you above 5000m.

 The best and the ideal Manaslu Circuit Trek is 14 days as the jeep directly takes you to Machhakhola or Jagat these days and you can use the same jeep drive while returning from Dharapani. In this 14 days Manaslu Circuit Trek itinerary, you will have 2 days acclimatization too before you go for Larkyala Pass (5160m), the highest elevation of the trek which is very challenging yet rewarding with mesmerizing experience of thrills of adventure and astonishing mountain panoramas including giant Mt. Manaslu and Ganesh Himal.

 So, if you are thinking of doing adventurous Manaslu Circuit Trek in Nepal, you’d better go with 14 days Manaslu Circuit Trek itinerary which will suit you with right pacing and ascent all round the trek. 

If you want to know more about Manaslu Circuit Trek, click: a-complete-trekkers-guide

Manaslu Circuit Trek is a challenging and strenuous trekking trip in Nepal. The Manaslu Circuit Trek is also a restricted area trekking in Nepal. The Manaslu Circuit trek takes you to Larkya La Pass (5160m), the highest elevation of the trek which is very challenging to cross but rewarding achievement in the profile of your adventure history.

 Actually, ascending above 5000m above the sea level is considered to be very challenging as the nature tends to be crueler and wilder and the layer of oxygen get thinner gradually which creates stresses in the human body. Consequently, the body gets in problems. So, this is the difficulty during the trek to Larkya La Pass. Therefore, Manaslu Circuit Trek is challenging trek yet one of the most rewarding.

 It is a remote and less crowded area trekking in Nepal which is loved by majority of the trekkers who love doing adventures in less spoiled areas where they can find the true in its true form that is the most important thing in one’s life. 

Manaslu Circuit  cost ranges between USD 1100-1300 depending on the trip itinerary you choose to do. If you choose to do 14 days Manaslu Circuit Trek, the cost will range between USD 1150-1220 but if you want to choose 16 days Manaslu Circuit Trek, you need to pay between USD 1300-1500. And, if you go with luxury Manaslu Circuit Trek itinerary and the budget Manaslu circuit Trek itinerary, the cost will again be different. 

The cost of Luxury Manaslu Circuit Trek ranges between USD 1500-1800 but if you want  to choose Budget Manaslu Circuit Trek, the cost will range between 900-1050. 

Normally, the above mentioned Manaslu Circuit Trek cost includes:

  • All Arrival and Departure transfer from airport to airport.
  • Twin sharing room on best tourist standard hotels in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast basis only.
  • Transport Kathmandu to Machha-Khola and from Dharapani to Kathmandu via Bhesisar.
  • Twin sharing accommodation on best available lodges/Guesthouse includes Breakfast.
  • Service of guide and Porter as per size of group(It means, two people one porter)
  • Wages, meals, medical allowance of guides and porters.
  • Applicable Special Trekking Permits for Restricted Areas, includes MCAP, ACAP and TIMS.
  • Comprehensive Medical Kit carried by our staffs if required for minor wounds and sickness.
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.

 The Above mentioned Manaslu Circuit Trek Cost doesn’t include:

  • Nepal Visa, Personal Medical & Travel Insurance.
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Gratitude or tipping for trekking staff, drivers, porters and guide.
  • Personal trekking gear, including sleeping bags and down jackets.
  • Emergency Evacuation if required by any means of transportation, including any quick transport Service.
  • Personal medical kit, as advised by your doctors.
  • Early return from the trek due to personal domestic or medical reasons, no refund will be entertained on breaking the journey.
  • Lunch and Dinner all round the trip.

 If you want to change the includes and the doesn’t include , you can think of some and add in each section. 

Manaslu Trek takes minimum 14 to maximum 16 days. Previously, there wouldn’t be any means of transportation to access to the beginning point of the trekking trail and the trekking days would be like 16/17 days but as the road construction has been developed and the trekking beginning point like Machhakhol is linked by either public bus or sharing four wheel jeep drive and the same thing will be there at the end of Manaslu trek before arriving Besisahar.

So, the 14 days Manaslu Trek Itinerary will be very ideal for the trekkers with all required days of acclimatization and the days of arrival and departure. It means, if you have 14 days to spend in your vacation trip in Nepal with thrills of adventure, then, go with 14 days Manaslu Circuit Trek which will satisfy you with all sorts of amenities on the trail. If you want to explore the Manaslu region with some more spare days, then, you also can go with 16 days Manaslu Circuit Trek.

Planning your Manaslu trek for 14-16 days will be perfect itinerary to less crowded, less spoiled and restricted area of Nepal bordering to Tibet in Annapurna Conservation and Manaslu Protected Area. 

Yes, Manaslu Circuit Trek is very challenging and strenuous. The Manaslu Trek takes the trekkers above 5000m through wild nature of Nepal’s Himalayan region bordering to Tibet which is very challenging and difficult. Manaslu Trek is only for adventure lovers and for those who have high level of stamina.

The Manaslu Trek is difficult in the sense that the trekkers have to walk at least 7-8 hours a day at high altitude up hundreds of up and downs in one of the remotest areas of Nepal. The trekkers also will have to use very basic local lodge accommodation which is sometimes difficult to adjust for the trekkers who are doing Manaslu Circuit Trek.

Therfore, the people who are doing their Manaslu Trek requires doing very comprehensive preparation with all required trekking equipment and had better experience short or moderate trekking trip prior to the Manaslu Circuit Trek. 

Actually, both trekking trips are equally challenging but Manaslu Circuit Trek is considered to be more strenuous than Annapurna Circuit Trek. This is according to the experiences shared by the trekkers who have experienced the both trekking trips in Nepal.

Both trekking trips, Manaslu Circuit Trek and Annapurna Circuit Trek, take the trekkers above 5000m but technically, Manaslu Circuit Trek is located in very remote area and the trekkers really don’t find the accommodation and food items they like to have. They have to satisfy on very basic accommodation and certain items of food during the Manaslu Circuit Trek. Relatively, in Annapurna Circuit Trek, the trekkers will have more comfortable timings and accommodation during the trek. So, people who have done both trekkingin Nepal find Manaslu Circuit Trek harder than Annapurna Circuit Trek. 

Manaslu Circuit Trek is graded as a difficult and challenging trekking trip in Nepal. One requires to have sound level of stamina and confidence to conquer over it. Ascending above 5000m and crossing Larkya La Pass (5140m), one of the highest mountains passes of the world is not an easy job as majority of the people think. It required sufficient level of preparation and trekking with very reliable trekking gear in best weather in Nepal of the year.

Trekkers who are doing their Manaslu Circuit Trek needs to walk at least 8 hours a day at higher elevation like 4000m and above mostly. So, if you are well shaped and passionate to experience this adventure trekking in Nepal in less explored and less spoiled region of Nepal, you can go for Manaslu Circuit Trek.

Manaslu Circuit Trek is an adventure trekking in Nepal into the wild and unspoiled nature of Nepal’s Himalayas located at the Tibetan border. Manaslu Circuit Trek takes the trekkers into such a wild nature where you experience the real thrills of adventure above 5000m and astonish at witnessing towering mountain summits including Mt. Manaslu 8,163 metres (26,781 ft), the eighth world highest mountain in the world.

Manaslu Circuit Trek is very challenging in the sense that it takes the trekkers above 5000m that is Larkya La Pass (5140m) above the sea level which itself is challenging for the trekkers and Manaslu circuit trek is located in a very remote area of Nepal where all kind of facilities like you get in the modern cities and the trekkers have to depend on certain items of foods and very basic accommodation which may be difficult to adjust for the international trekkers. This discomfort may not be adjustable or adoptable for the trekkers and the feel it very difficult to digest.

Therefore, trekkers who are doing or planning their Manaslu Trek needs to do all possible or highest level of preparations with all required information for the trekking like weather condition, trekking equipment, Nepal travel info and must things to know before the trek

Actually, it takes 16 days to trek to the Manaslu Circuit. This 16-day Manaslu Circuit Trek itinerary includes arrival, departure and acclimatization days. It is flexible and the finest Manaslu Circuit Trek Itinerary. Even some people do Manaslu Circuit Trek in 14 days which is not considerd to be good since it is a strenuous and challenging trek ascending above 5000m, crossing Larkya La Pass (5120m).

Don’t go with 12 or 13 day Manaslu Circuit Trek itinerary because you don’t really have sufficient time to enjoy the adventure and you may have to give it up in the middle of the way. You will both waste your money and time if you are going with the Manaslu Circuit Trek Itinerary which has les than 14 days. Be careful.

You require one day arrival, one day departure and on day acclimatization at Samagaon (3530m) before you go to conquer over Larkay La Pass (5120m) and switch the trek to Annapurna Circuit region and finally end it at Dharapani and Besisahar.

So, if you love adventure and challenging trek and you have at least two weeks’ time, you can go with Manaslu Circuit Trek with a sound preparation.

Manaslu Circuit Trek is a challenging and strenuous trek in Nepal which takes you to Larkya La Pass (5120m) which is one of the highest mountains passes of the world. Actually, ascending above 5000m is not easy task, it is really difficult. So, the trekkers who are preparing their Manaslu Trek needs to consider in that way that the trek is challenging and one requires prepare very professionally with reliable trekking crew and the trekking gears. Along with this, the one who is venturing onto the Manaslu Circuit Trekking trail must be with enhanced and boosted stamina and confidence to conquer this tough walk through core mountain landscapes and to battle weather extremes.

One requires doing short treks, hikes, regular exercises, cardio, ups and downs with backpacks, also requires fixing all health risks by consulting with doctor prior to the trek. Also, one must carry very comprehensive medical kit, first aid with all necessary medicines that may require on the trail. The trekkers should be ready to battle any kind of weather extremes like snow fall, rainfall, certain hunger, living without network and communication and sometimes, accommodation challenges. If you are ready to bear all these kinds of challenges and risks, you can go for Manaslu Circuit Trek and you will truly enjoy it with first-rated thrills of adventure with Mt. Manaslu, the world eighth highest mountain and Larka La Pass, one of the highest mountain passes of the world. 

Larkya La Pass (5120m) is the highest point in Manaslu Circuit Trek. Before you ascend to Larkya  La, you go for Dharmasala 4, 450 m /14, 596 feet and then after you cross the Larkya La, you will switch to the other side which is Annapurna Circuit Trek, Bimthang. Actually, the trek is very tough before you cross the Larkya La Pass, the most difficult section of the trek. However, the triumph over Larkya Pass will reward you with all majestic mountain panoramas including Mt. Manaslu, the world eighth highest mountain.  

Manaslu Circuit Trek takes at least 14 days to complete. If you go with more flexible itinerary, it takes 15/16 days to successfully accomplish your Manaslu Circuit Trek. 

These 15 days are allocated like this: day one for arrival and other rest of the 13 days will be for the real trekking days in the mountain. Out of them, one particular day will be for acclimatization at Samagaon (3530m) before we go for crossing Larkya La Pass (5160m). This acclimatization day at Samagaon is very essential to let your body adjust new elevation and the surrounding before you go above 5000m. It is the same thing like people do in Everest Base Camp Trek at Namche Bazaar (3440m) and Dingboche (4410m) for two days before heading for Everest Base Camp(5163m) and Kalapatthar (5545m). 

Actually, 14 days Manaslu Circuit Trek Itinerary is very tight schedule and those who have got very sound stamina with high level of confidence can accomplish it or the moderate trekkers need at least 15 or 16 days for Manaslu Circuit Trek. Have 15 or 16 days for your Manaslu Circuit Trek and celebrate this adventure trekking in Nepal is restricted area between Nepal and Tibet. In fact, this trekking trip is distinctly different from other trekking trails like Annapurna Base Camp Trek and even Everest Base Camp Trek. 

Ascending above 5000m is always challenging for the trekkers and same goes with Manaslu Circuit Trek in Nepal. Manaslu Circuit Trek takes the trekkers up to 5160m that is Larkya La Pass, one of the highest mountain passes of the world and offers the absolute thrills of adventure with true remoteness. 

Manasalu Circuit Trek is a very challenging trek in the sense that: 

- The trekking trail is located in one of the wildest and remotest areas of Nepal 

- Vast and hardest landscapes with tough ups and downs 

- Deep gorges to cross, descend and ascend 

- Hard to find right and luxury accommodation during the trek 

- Restricted area trekking in Nepal between the border of Tibet and Nepal 

- Sometimes, encounter with weather extremes like heavy rain an heavy snowfall 

- Lack of luxury transportation 

- Crossing Larkya La Pass (5160m) one of the highest passes of the world 

However, if you dare to face all these challenges, you will easily conquer over Manaslu Circuit Trek and Larkya La pass as well with marvelous experiences of adventure trekking with astonishing mountain views in Nepal. 



Manaslu Circuit Trek Package cost ranges between USD 1500 to 1600 depending on what type of package you go with like: full board meal and BB basis. Actually, if you want a full board meal and accommodation package, the cost will be like around USD 1600 and if you go with only BB ( Breakfast and Bed basis, the cost will be even less than USD 1500, may be like USD 1300-1400 for 15/16 days itinerary.

The full board package cost means, it includes the following things :

  •  All Arrival and Departure transfers from airport to airport.
  • Twin sharing room on best tourist standard hotels in Kathmandu with all meals (BLD)
  • Transport Kathmandu to Machha-Khola and from Dharapani to Kathmandu via Bhesisar.
  • Twin-sharing accommodation on best available lodges/Guesthouse includes Breakfast. And you go with a full Board meal it means Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are added
  • Service of guide and Porter as per the size of the group (It means, two people and one porter)
  • Wages, meals, medical allowance of guides and porters.
  • Applicable Special Trekking Permits for Restricted Areas, include MCAP, ACAP and TIMS.
  • Comprehensive Medical Kit carried by our staff if required for minor wounds and sickness.
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.

  • If you choose only half board package, then, the trek package includes only :

  • All Arrival and Departure transfers from airport to airport.
  • Twin sharing room on best tourist standard hotels in Kathmandu with Bed and Breakfast only  
  • Transport Kathmandu to Machha-Khola and from Dharapani to Kathmandu via Bhesisar.
  • Twin-sharing accommodation on best available lodges/Guesthouse includes Breakfast.
  • Service of guide and Porter as per the size of the group (It means, two people and one porter)
  • Wages, meals, medical allowance of guides and porters.
  • Applicable Special Trekking Permits for Restricted Areas, include MCAP, ACAP and TIMS.
  • Comprehensive Medical Kit carried by our staff if required for minor wounds and sickness.
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.

 So, in full board package, you don’t need to pay any kind of basic payments like for food, accommodation, guide and porter service, transportation and farewell diner in Kathmandu but in half board package only includes your accommodation with  breakfast and you have to pay extra cost for your lunch and dinner. 

In regard of views and landscapes, mountain panoramas, remoteness, wilderness, civilization and local culture, less crowded trail, definitely, Manaslu is better than Annapurna. However, all who wish to do Manaslu trek may not be able to conquer due high altitude above 5000m. Actually, ascending above Dharmasala to Larkyala Pass (5160m) is very tough through Samagaon (3540m).

But, those who have done both trekking trips: Annapurna Base Camp Trek/Annapurna Circuit Trek and Manaslu Circuit Trek and if they are asked a question which one do they prefer, here, they always go with Manaslu Circuit Trek rather than Annapurna Base Camp Trek for better views and better experiences with wild nature in less crowded and restricted area trekking of Nepal. 

Therefore, if you really love doing adventure trekking ascending above 5000m in less crowded and in far remote areas of Nepal with grand landscapes and mountain panoramas, you can go with Manaslu Circuit Trek rather than Annapurna trekking. 

Actually, Manaslu Pass is Larkya La Pass( 5106m) which is one of the highest mountain passes of the world like other high passes of Nepal’s mountains: Thoronagla Pass (5416m), Chola Pass(5420m), Renjola Pass (5345m) Kongma La ( 5545m). The Manaslu Pass is 5106m high above the sea level. It is very hard to cross Larkya La Pass or Manaslu Pass as it is above 5000m and the trails, sometimes, gets more challenging with thin layer of oxygen, rainfall and snowfall. Therefore, one who is planning or doing or already on the Manaslu Circuit Trekking trail, needs to have a sound level of confidence, stamina and all required preparations with very reliable trekking equipment. Hydrate sufficiently, be confident, get equipped with reliable trekking equipment and trekking crew and go to conquer Larkya La Pass. When you are at the top of Larkya La Pass, you feel that you have won over the entire world being at the top of the mountain panoramas. 

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