Manaslu Circuit Trek

3 Reviews

The journey of Manaslu Circuit Trek starts from Soti Khola at the altitude of 700 meters from seas level, is a charming village at the bank of Budhi Gandaki river. From lush rice paddies terraced fields with water buffalo and thatched huts, we walk north along the incredible, mountain-capped high route, through sprawling Gurung villages perched on high, terraced hilltops covered in Rhododendron, to reach Kutang, or lower Nubri. Here the ethnically Tibetan inhabitants speak their own dialect, partly Tibetan and partly Gurung, and live a lifestyle that spans Nepal and Tibet.

Trekking to Manaslu Circuit is ever higher to upper Nubri, purely Tibetan culture and tradition; we share the trails with yak caravans. Here, trade with Tibet continues as it has for centuries and Tibetan villages have been forged from the wilderness by Tibetan refugees. Inspiring mountain panoramas, dominated by Manaslu itself, are a highlight of the trek as are day hike to Pun Gyen Gompa, Manaslu Base Camp from Sama Gaun and Rui La, a traditional trade route to Tibet at the Nepal-Tibet boarder from Samdo Village, the valley above Samdo near the border of Tibet and the epic crossing the snow-covered Manaslu Larke Pass to Bimtang and Manang region of the Annapurna circuit is life time experiences. This rapid Manaslu Circuit Trek program is planned for those fit and strong people already acclimatized in the Alps  or Himalaya with previous trekking experience that allows to experience marvelous Manaslu region in short period of time. If you are looking for relaxing and leisure Manaslu trek we recommend you to chose our 18 days around Manaslu trek program that allows to have proper acclimatization process and trek without rush or Manaslu Trek via Tsum Valley that requires minimum 21 days to complete the trek. 

 

Itinerary

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Day 01: Drive to Soti Khola (700m) from Kathmandu

Early morning, drive to Arughat, some 7 hours by bus or a private jeep through the beautiful landscape. After getting at Arughat we have a connecting local bus ride to Soti Khola, at the bank of Budhi Gandaki River. Overnight in trekking lodge. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Cost Includes:

  • One government registered local friendly trekking guide.
  • An assistant guide if group size exceed more than 6 people.
  • One sharing porter between two trekkers to carry your main pack (weight limit 20 kg).
  • All meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek.
  • Tea, coffee, cookies and fresh fruits during the trek.
  • All ground local transportation, group first aid kit and water purifier.
  • Sharing twin/double bed room accommodation in trekking lodges during the trek.
  • Food, accommodation, salary of the guide and porters.
  • Manaslu area restricted special Trekking permit.
  • One complimentary Manaslu Trekking Map
  • All necessary Manaslu Ttrekkings.
  • Insurance and trekking gear for guide and porter.
  • Office service charge, government tax and vat etc.

 

Cost Excludes:

  • Transfers, accommodation and meals in Kathmandu.
  • Guided sightseeing and monument fees in Kathmandu
  • All bar bills and beverages such as coke, fanta, mineral water and laundry service.
  • Hot shower, hot water, internet and phone calls.
  • Toiletries and personal nature expenses. 
  • Personal travel insurance and equipment.
  • Rescue operation charge in case of emergency (we arrange rescue on request).
  • Gratitude and tips for your guide, porter.

Dates & Prices

We are local tour and trekking operator based in Kathmandu so we guaranty small private group departures any dates that suits your date and time. Please kindly contact us for your customized departure date, itinerary and the price. Thank you and Namaste!

Rated 5/5 based on 3 reviews
  • Manaslu Circuit Trek 2018
    United States

    Manaslu Circuit Trek 2018

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    While searching local trekking agency in Nepal for Manaslu trek; I found Pradip online and he was quick to respond and answered all our questions. His English was very good which helped a lot to plan our trip. He worked with me to set up a trek which met our compressed schedule. He provided us with a guide who had hiked the circuit many times and spoke some English. Amazing trek 10/10, very glad we selected this trek.

  • Manaslu-Trek 2015
    Germany

    Manaslu-Trek 2015

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    Manaslu-Trek 2015: From “Namaste“ to “Tashidelek “ - and even beyond! As trekking “rookies” of the Nepal region, equipped with high cultural affinity and staking out eco-friendly claims we intended to trek the Manaslu circuit in October 2015. As known, that region unfortunately got hit very hard by several earthquakes in April and May that year, the peak season for treks in that specific region. Unsure about the latest developments onsite, actual trek conditions, ethical and moral considerations with respect to the local people (we wanted to avoid any crisis tourism relatedness) and surely safety concerns for the entire team (guide, porter and us) we were almost about to postpone our trip. Luckily, only a few weeks before we initially planned to set off, we came across Pradip Tamang from Wilderness Excursions Pvt. Ltd – the best thing that could have happened to us and our trip! Pradip is not only very knowledgeable of the region and its specific characteristics and requirements, trekking in general and in very much detail (very important when it comes to e.g. altitude sickness), local flora and fauna or relevant cultural aspects of the various diverse people along the trek. Furthermore he is very well connected and was hence well informed about the conditions of the trek and always very honest with us on what is possible and what not or where some flexibility would be needed from our side. We very much appreciated this consultative procedure, his transparency and even more his ambitions to always meet our individual needs during the trek: To explore the cultural and natural diversity and manifold of the area while leaving a minimal ecological footprint and considering the current limitations of the region. By any chance, we wanted to avoid the typical touristy spots and adjustments and instead be as close as possible to local life and conditions. Whatever we asked for Pradip made it happen: Being accommodated in home stays as often as possible given the local conditions of some villages still, mutual cooking ofdhal baat, individual momo-cooking lessons or enjoying a good and well-deserved dudh chiya (milk tea) at the wood-burning fire in the local kitchen of our host after completing our again very exciting daily trek section. We enjoyed it all and have gathered a much better understanding of the life in Nepal and specifically the challenges around the Manaslu in general. And after all we simply had a fabulous and absolutely fantastic time – also personally - with Pradip and his much valued assistant Rahul and are looking very much forward to another exciting trekking episode (possibly in Dolpa) soon. About Pradip in short, who is not only guiding you along the trek but also explains and forges links: • Has very much knowledge about treks in Nepal, its flora and fauna, culture and customs • Offers an open communication & transparent and honest services • speaks very well English and can even cover the professional jargon • Is always approachable, very ambitious and eager to meet your individual needs and requirements while considering actual local conditions • Is very experienced and well-connected

  • Manaslu Trek 2011 with Pradip
    Switzerland

    Manaslu Trek 2011 with Pradip

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    It was an absolutely wonderful life time experience. Pradip as our guide is great and very enthusiastic and informative. I trekked ‘Mystique Manaslu Trail Trekking’ with my mom, cousin sister and her husband. We booked our trip with Pradip Tamang, An independent trekking guide. He made our trip special and remarkable. It was my seventh visit to Nepal and I never get enough of travelling to Nepal and hiking Himalayas, Shangri-La, a country of ultimate destination. Definitely, I will come back soon and do some more trekking in Nepal.

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Manaslu Circuit Trek Map

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Trip Note: This trip can be modified as per your travel needs that meet your time and buddget. The package price we have offered here is on double accompany basis. The trip cost will be according to trip mode. Using private vehicle to Arughat – Soti Khola will cost extra 190 (share the price in group). Please kindly do let us know if you want us to update the accommodation in Kathmandu to 4/5 star hotels. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discounted rates

Note: This trip can be personalized as per your requirements that meet your time frame. The trip price will be according to Deluxe, Standard, Budget and group size so please kindly provide us your details for tailor made program.  .

Trip cost: US$ 865
  • Trip Duration 12 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Trip Difficulty Medium Hard
  • Trip StyleTrekking
  • AccomodationTeahouse and Lodge
  • Transportation: Local Bus, Jeep
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max Person: 12 Pax
  • Min Person: 2 Pax
  • Max Elevation: 5135m
  • Daily walking hours: 5-7 Hours.
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