16 Days
Duration
Difficult
Physicality
Manaslu Region
Location
12+
Age
Sept.-Nov, March-May
Dates

Manaslu is the newly opened region for the trekkers by the government of Nepal. So it has still its own natural extraordinary virginity of beauty that every trekker can have the maximum satisfaction of nature’s paradise . Tamang and, Sherpa’s diverse culture and tradition make the tour fascinating and ever memorable. This trek initiates from Gorkha along with Larke pass and end finally at Besishahar. Trekking around Manaslu rewards you an excellent opportunity to experience in the exceptionally unvisited region of Nepal.

Manaslu has unique ambiences, which is dastardly rich in bio diversity that has made this region one of the finest tourist destinations of Nepal for the eco- tourism. The majestic Himalayan ranges in this area belonging to cultural diversities and natural sceneries with high altitude’s, attractive glacier lakes and fascinating flora and fauna, are all the valuable natural assets of this region.

TRIP FACTS

Group Size 2 to 12 people
Trip Duration 18-20 Days
Grade Challenging
Activity Trekking, Cultural tours
Maximum Altitude 4460m
Trek Starts In Kathmandu
Trek Ends In Pokhara
Trek Type Tea House/Lodge
Accommodations Hotels/Tea Houses
Transportation Flight/Private car or Tourist Bus
Best Season September   to November and March to May
INCLUDED IN THE COST
Airport pickup and drop in a private vehicle
3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
Teahouse accommodation during the trek
All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
Welcome / farewell dinner
All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
Domestic flights ( Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu )
Tourist Bus to Kathmandu
Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trekking guide
Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation
Sleeping bag if needed (to be returned after trip completion)
All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS)
Medical kit (carried by your trekking guide)
All government and local taxes
NOT INCLUDED IN THE COST
Nepalese visa fee
Excess baggage charge(s)
Other any transportation except  Included in the section
Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
International flights
Travel and rescue insurance
Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

Accommodations

We will be staying in 3 star level hotel/ resort in Kathmandu /Pokhara and tea houses during the trek. All accommodations are on twin-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request with additional cost. We will have rooms with attached washrooms in most parts of the trek but this is not possible in a few remote locations. Also understand that single rooms are not easily available in higher elevations like they are in Kathmandu and the lower elevation regions.

Meals

All meals will be provided during trekking while only breakfast will be available in Kathmandu and Pokhara. There will also be welcome or farewell dinners for guests. The most common cuisines in most menus will be Nepalese, Tibetan, Indian and the more common continental.

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

The Manaslu Circuit is a challenging trek and usually requires 6 to 7 hours of walking every day with a light back pack and some days even up to 8-10 hours in high passes. Anyone who is physically fit with good health can participate in this trek. However, it is always best to start jogging and exercising regularly at least a month before the actual trek. Trekkers who have high altitude trekking experiences will find this trek relatively easier than others. We, the Sisne Rover suggest you to be prepared physically and mentally to chase the demands in high-altitude conditions and remote areas for many days and hours at a time.

Best Time for Manaslu Trek

The best season for Manaslu Circuit Trek are September to November in autumn and March to May in spring season. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views.

Additional Information

If you wish to discuss any aspect of this trip or your suitability for it please contact us by email. If you want to talk to us directly feel free to call us at: + 977 98560 20976 or 98460 30221

1

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m)and transfer to the hotel

2

Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing and trek preparation

3

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola (710m): 8 - 9 hrs

4

Day 04: Trek to Maccha Khola (900m): 6 - 7 hrs

5

Day 05: Trek to Jagat (1410m): 6 - 7 hrs

6

Day 06: Trek to Deng (1,804m): 6 - 7 hrs

7

Day 07: Trek to Namrung (2630m): 6 - 7 hrs

8

Day 08: Trek to Samagaon (3530m): 6-7 hrs

9

Day 09: Samagaon - Pungyen gompa - Samagaon: 6 - 7 hrs

10

Day 10: Trek to Samdo (3860m): 4 - 5 hrs

11

Day 11: Rest Day in Samdo

12

Day 12: Trek to Dharamsala/Larkya B. C. (4460m): 4 - 5 hrs

13

Day 13: Trek to Bimthang (3720m) via Larkya la (5213m): 8 - 9 hrs

14

Day 14: Trek to Tilije (2300m): 5 - 6 hrs

15

Day 15: Trek to Tal (1700m): 5 - 6 hrs

16

Day 16: Trek to Syange (1080m): 6 - 7 hrs

17

Day 17: Syange – Pokhara : 8-9 hrs

18

Day 18: Rest in Pokhara – a city of paradise

19

Day 19: Fly or drive to Kathmandu

20

Day 20: Final departure

What to bring

Nepal is a mountainous tropical country, which means there are climate extremes. Night and day temperature differences can vary between -10°C on the high treks and 30°C on the lower ones (14°F to 86°F), so you need to bring a variety of clothes.

This list is a guideline to help you pack for your adventure. Also understand that the items listed below will vary a little according to the season and the trek duration. The weight limit for your luggage is 33 pounds or 15 kg. Remember that your luggage will be carried by your trekking but you are required to carry a day-pack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. We also suggest that you pack only what is necessary.

Important documents and items

  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
  • Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler’s checks, etc.

Head

  • Head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions
  • Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
  • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Prescription sunglasses (if required)

Upper Body

  • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket
  • Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable

Hands

  • Lightweight poly-liner gloves.
  • Lightweight wool or fleece gloves
  • 1 pair of mittens, consists of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched with a very warm polar-fleece mitt liner (seasonal)

 Lower Body

  • Non-cotton underwear briefs
  • Hiking shorts
  • Hiking trousers
  • lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
  • fleece or woolen trousers
  • waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric

Feet

  • 2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
  • 2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water
  • , ankle support, “broken in”)
  • Running shoes and/or sandals
  • Resistant Cotton socks (optional)
  • Gaiters (winter only), optional, “low” ankle high version

Sleeping

  • Sleeping bag (good to -10 degrees C or 14 degrees F)
  • Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)

Rucksack and Travel Bags

  • Medium size rucksack (50-70 liters/3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carryon)
  • 1 large duffel bag *
  • A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables, should have good shoulder padding
  • Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
  • 2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)

Medical

  • Small, personal first-aid kit. (simple and light)
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • 1 skin-blister repair kit
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  • Cough and/or cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
  • Water purification tablets or water filter
  • 1 set of earplugs
  • Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies

Practical Items

  • Compass or GPS(optional)
  • Alarm clock/watch
  • Digital camera with extra cards and batteries
  • large Ziplocs
  • Water bottles
  • Small folding knife
  • 4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks

Toiletries

  • Medium-sized quick drying towel
  • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multi-purpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Female hygiene products
  • Small mirror

Personal Hygiene

  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti-bacterial hand wash

Extras/Luxuries

  • Reading book
  • Trail map/guide book
  • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards (to help you pass the time at teahouses and/or camps)
  • Modest swim suit
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
  • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
  • Lightweight pillow case (in case your teahouses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow

Green note:

 Use rechargeable batteries whenever possible. If you use disposable batteries, please take the used ones with you and dispose them safely in your home country.

Many of these items can be bought or rented in Nepal

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