Best Manaslu Circuit Trekking
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Manaslu Circuit Trek 18 Days, best trekking in Nepal

Overview

  • Duration18 Days
  • Trip GradeStrenuous
  • Arrival CityKathmandu
  • Best TimeSeptember to December & March to June
  • Trip TypePrivate
  • Max Altitude (5220m/17122ft)

Highlights

  • Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola
  • Trek through Manaslu Conservation Area home to hundreds of flora and fauna, also a restricted area in Nepal
  • Explore hidden corners of the Himalayas, test your endurance, and experience off-beat trekking
  • Adventurous and less-crowded trekking route
  • Trek through dense forests and remote mountain villages
  • Get to see a very unique lifestyle of the locals and have a glimpse of their Tibetan Buddhist culture
  • Visit ancient Ranchen Gompa and Mu Gompa
  • Cross green meadows, pastures, and challenging Larkya La Pass
  • Dazzle your mind with gorgeous scenery and rejuvenate your soul
  • Witness breathtaking western Himalayan mountains and gorgeous waterfalls

"Manaslu Circuit Trek is for true adventure and challenge lovers, who do not hesitate to test their endurance, explore hidden corners, and are ready to adjust to bare minimum facilities."

Manaslu Circuit Trek is an adventurous venture in the oasis of extensive landscapes, gorgeous meadows, roaring rivers, and gigantic mountains. The Manaslu Circuit Trek 18 Days crosses challenging Larkya La Pass (5,200 m) and explores the isolated mountain villages. Fun fact, until 1992 Manaslu region was completely prohibited to enter. Later, the region was opened for tourists under special provisions and supervision of the Nepal government.

Manaslu is located in the Mansiri Himal in west-central Nepal, 74 miles away from Kathmandu. The unspoiled and serene Manaslu Circuit Trek route now becomes a great alternative to the famous Annapurna Circuit Trek. It is a magical venture that will dazzle your mind with gorgeous scenery and rejuvenate your soul.

Manaslu trekking is quite underrated because of the off-beat trail, inaccessibility, and remoteness of the region. No fooling, Manaslu Circuit Trekking is not for new trekkers. Even experienced trekkers have to push themselves to complete the Manaslu Circuit Trek. And to reward the hurdles, nature blesses trekkers with magnificent sceneries and once in a lifetime trekking experience

Manaslu Circuit Trek route offers the finest mountain views of Mt. Manaslu (8,163 m), Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m), Mt. Kang Guru (6,981 m), Himlung Himal (7,126 m), Singri Himal (7,817 m), Ganesh Himal (7,422 m), and many others. Likewise, get to see lovely waterfalls, ice cliffs, and seracs. The trail goes through Manaslu Conservation Area, a protected area. You will come across a range of flora and wildlife during the Manaslu Circuit Trekking. The trail takes lots of twists and turns through dense forests and remote villages.

Manaslu Circuit trek is not a popular trek such as Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp. If you are looking for a trekking experience where you can find truly the Himalayas ' lives with breathtaking Mountain vistas and Valleys, the Manaslu Circuit trek would be an Ideal Trip for You.

During the Manaslu Circuit Trek 18 Days, you will explore the 8th highest mountain in the world, Mt. Manaslu. The venture lets you explore ancient monasteries like Rachen Gompa (3,240 m) and Mu Gompa (3,700 m) along with many stupas, chortens, and mani walls. As the Manaslu region is closely tied with Tibetan borders, the culture, tradition, and lifestyle of the locals resemble Tibetans a lot.

You can also do Manaslu Short Trek with us. For more information regarding Manaslu Circuit Trek cost and itinerary, Manaslu Circuit Trek difficulty  and preparation, check out our useful information section.

We have opened booking for Manaslu Circuit Trek 2022/2023. Contact us anytime to book this adventurous trip. Also check outIsland Peak Climbing and Mera Peak Climbing, perfect for beginner climbers.

Itinerary

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Upon your arrival at Nepal Airport, Our Scenic Nepal Treks will greet you and pick up you to your hotel. After your refreshment, we will give you a brief description of your Manaslu hiking journey. 

Overnight at Kathmandu Hotel. 

  • Accommodation Hotel
  • MealsNone
  • Maximum Altitude[1,300m/4,264 ft]

Today we make special Permits for Manaslu. We need your Orginal Passport. You have a free day in Kathmandu.

Optionally you can do world heritage sightseeing. Kathmandu City is the capital city of Nepal where we can examine the several heritage sites of this City. Early in the morning afterward having breakfast we will visit one of the oldest and biggest monuments Baudhha Stupa, Swyambhunath Stupa which is under the religion of Buddhists, also observe the Holiest place of Hindu Religion Pashupatinath temple which is constructed by Pagoda Style. Correspondingly, you will explore “Hanuman Dhoka Durbar” which is called Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square.

  • Accommodation Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Maximum Altitude[1,300m/4,264 ft]

Early sunshine in the morning after having breakfast, we will take a taxi to Local Bus Park from where we will drive toward Sotikhola by Local bus around 9 hours. On the way, you will entertain by the windows sight view of landscapes, villages, forests, and waterfalls.

At the night we will stay in the lodge including your dinner.

Note: Optionally, you can have a Private Jeep with an Aditional Cost of US$ 190. 

 

  • Accommodation Tea house Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude[710m/2,328 ft]

Today in the morning we will enjoy having breakfast with beautiful landscape Scenery at SotiKhola. Then we will begin our hiking journey from the stone pathway and upstairs toward Maccha Khola. Overnight at the hotel.

 

  • Accommodation Tea house Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude[900m/2,952 ft]

After having breakfast we will hike throughout the Budi Gandaki river across the bridge, we will pass several Gurung and Tamang villages. There you will notice several blooming flowers in front of their house, agricultural land.  Furthermore, we will walk in the tiny forest where you can have a chance to see a monkey, Chimpanji. Walking around 6-7 hours we will reach Jagat village. Overnight we will stay at the tea house/lodge.  

  • Accommodation Tea house Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude[900m/2,952 ft]

This morning after having breakfast we will begin our hiking journey by exploring different Buddhist Flags, Monasteries, and high hills. On the trails, you will enjoy seeing the villagers’ lifestyle and culture and move across the wooden bridge in some waterfalls to reach Deng. At night we will stay there including our dinner.

  • Accommodation Tea house Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude[1,804m/5,917 ft]

The next morning after having breakfast, our trail will start upwards at in high altitude. The trail proceeds toward the eye-catching spot of mountain peaks which will make us feel accessible to walk on the way. There you can catch a glimpse of a picture for your future memory. Overnight we will stay at Lodge of Namrung including dinner.

  • Accommodation Tea house Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude[2,630m/8,626ft]

After having breakfast, you will walk along with the village. There you will see the different restaurants to get local milk, curd, with seasonal vegetables and fruits during your meals. Subsequently, you will learn the cultures and religions of the villagers on your trails. Overnight at Lodge. 

  • Accommodation Tea House Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(3180m/10430ft)

Early in the morning after having breakfast at Loh Gaon, we will move a step towards Samagaon. Throughout the walking period, you will pass the zigzag way and climb up several hills and reach Pungyen Gompa for the rest and having lunch.  Later on, we start our trail for Samagon where villagers are welcoming us with their religious flag. The remaining time we will explore and observe the Samgon village .overnight we will stay there having dinner.

  • Accommodation Tea House Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(3500m/11480ft)

Today Sunshine in the morning, we will get a chance to witness the breathtaking view of Manaslu Himalaya(8163) altitude. It is such a wonderful experience to stay in a peaceful environment with having our morning breakfast. Our short trek day heads toward this clear day with a pleasant view of mountain peaks and cool clear weather Samdo. At night you will love to experience having a fireplace with sharing other trekkers and local villagers within a pleasant environment including your dinner at the Tea house.

 

  • Accommodation Tea House Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(3690m/12103ft)

The next day in the morning you will notice the Tibetan dress style, food, restaurant, and modern lifestyle including your morning breakfast.  There you will hike to Samdo peak and in the remaining time, you will get a chance to rest and enjoy yourself with local villagers. Overnight at the hotel.

  • Accommodation Tea House Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(3690m/12103ft)

After having breakfast we will hike to witness the several peaks all over the way to reach Dharamsala. At Dharamsala, you will get some relief and relax including your dinner at night.  

  • Accommodation Tea House Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(4450m/14596ft)

Today is going to be a tough and long day. This is the day we are about to cross the mountain Pass Larke La. Early in the morning after having breakfast will walk toward the highest point Larkya la(5220m/17122ft). From Larkya La you will see the eye-catching spot Himlung (7,126m) near Tibet and Kang Guru (6,981m) and Annapurna II (7,937m) in the Annapurna range. After watching that beautiful scenery we will move slowly downwards to reach Bimthang. Overnight at Tea house. 

  • Accommodation Tea House Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude[3,720m/12, 201 ft]

After having breakfast, we will walk through flora and fauna including the agricultural land of the farmers and we left the Manaslu region to reach Tilije. Overnight at Tea House.

  • Accommodation Tea House Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(2300m/7544ft)

Afterward having breakfast, we will begin our journey for the trails to Chamje we will cross the rocky hillside and walk along the side of the Dudhkoshi river. Finally walking around 5-6 hours we will reach Chamje to get a rest at the night including your dinner.

Overnight at Lodge. 

  • Accommodation Tea House Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(1410m/4625ft)

After sunrise up in the morning, we will take our breakfast. That adventurous scenery makes it more beautiful to walk on the way where we can explore a lot of environmental constraints. Optionally you can take Jeep Ride. 

At night we will stay at Syange including dinner.

  • Accommodation Tea House Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude[1,080m/3,542 ft]

Early in the Morning, after having some breakfast, we will drive to Kathmandu around 8-9 hours by local bus. Have a good shower and rest for a while. Scenic Nepal Treks hose you a Nepalese Cultural Dinner tonight where you get to see Nepalese Cultural dances and try different Nepalese dishes. 

Overnight at Hotel. 

  • Accommodation Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Maximum Altitude[1,300m/4,264 ft]

Today is the final day of your trip. One of the representatives from Scenic Nepal Treks will transfer you to Kathmandu Airpor. Please note that you will reach at Airport before your 3 hours departure time.

We look forward to welcoming you again in near future for another adventure in Nepal. Til then Namaste!

  • Accommodation None
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Maximum Altitude[1,300m/4,264 ft]
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What’s Included

Included

  • 3 Nights Twin sharing Good Hotel in Kathmandu with Breakfast 
  • Your International Arrival and Departure by Car 
  • Transfer by local bus from Kathmandu to Trekking Starting point and from Ending point to Kathmandu 
  • Every day Three meals ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trek as per the menu
  • Basic Tea House Lodge during the trek ( Twin sharing Room unless you are solo hiker)
  • An Experienced Sherpa Guide with all his expenses. 
  • All necessary documents and Special permits for trekking
  • Conservation Fees of Annapurna and Manaslu Conservation 
  • Insurance for our Staffs 
  • Sleeping bags/ Duffel Bag by Company  ( Need to return at the end.)
  • Basic First Aid Kits ( Medicine are recommended to have your own)
  • Trekking Maps and Adventure Certificate by Scenic Nepal Treks

Excluded

  • Early Arrival or Late departure Accommodations in Kathmandu and Mountain due to Flight delayed or cancellation
  • Personal Travel/Trekking insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa. You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US$ 40 or equivalent in foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US$ 100. Please bring 2 passport-size photos.
  • Soft drinks including water, Your Tea & Coffee during the Trek 
  • Snacks and other personal expenses
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Wi-Fi internet and phone call unless it’s free.
  • Porter to Carry your Bags ( US$ 390 for a Porter- 1 porter can be shared by Two Person)
  • Single room in the mountain
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

Dates & Price

Dates StatusPrice 
Start DateStart: March 09, 2022End DateEnd: March 26, 2022StatusGuaranteedPriceUS$1288
Start DateStart: March 23, 2022End DateEnd: April 09, 2022StatusAvailablePriceUS$1288

Useful Info

Manaslu Circuit Trek difficulty

Manaslu Circuit Trek is a strenuous trek. Several ups and downs along the steep, rugged routes make the trek challenging. This trek is not for beginner trekkers. Previous trekking experience and strong physical fitness are necessary to go on Manaslu Circuit Trekking. Likewise, you will be crossing Larkya La, which is full of hurdles. 

Manaslu Circuit Trek difficulty may vary from one person to another. Trekkers' endurance, emotional stability, and determination also play a huge role to determine the difficulty level of this trek. It is an off-beat trek. Many parts of the route are slippery, rock-strewn, and sloppy. The trekkers have to walk 8 to 9 hours daily, which is a big deal and not for everyone. 

For your information, the Manaslu region is one the most isolated parts of Nepal that have barely seen any modern development. Everything is super basic, from accommodation to meals. No modern facilities and stable communication channels. So, apart from physical fitness, you also have to think about these factors before joining the trek. 

Even with all the challenges, the views and trekking experience you will get during the Manaslu Circuit Trek are unlike any other treks. 

Acclimatization and Altitude Sickness

Acclimatization and altitude sickness are the two major factors you have to look for to make sure the trek goes smoothly. Our Manaslu Circuit Trek itinerary has ample rest days at the most scenic spots to make it pleasant. 

We always recommend our guests to not compromise on rest days during the trek to avoid altitude sickness. You may think, reducing one day may not have a prominent effect, but sadly it does. 

Manaslu Circuit Trek begins from 700 meters and goes above 5,000 meters, which is a significant altitude difference. We have maintained a constant increase in elevation that helps a lot until you read Samdo, where we take a day off and hike to nearby places to acclimatize our bodies. 

Symptoms of altitude sickness:

  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Loss of appetite and insomnia
  • Headache
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Dizziness

The safety of guests is the topmost priority at Scenic Nepal Treks. During the trek, you will be accompanied by our professional and experienced guides who are well trained to tackle any emergency in the Himalayas and knows first-aid, remote survival, etc. 

While trekking with us, you can relax and focus on enjoying the views. Our team will take care of everything else. We guarantee a safe venture in the Himalayas with us, and our customer satisfaction rate speaks for it.

Preventive measures of altitude sickness

  • Ample rest days and a constant increase in elevation during the trek are necessary to avoid altitude sickness.
  • Keep yourself hydrated and eat a balanced diet. Drink at least two liters of water every day. Include dal bhat at least in one meal. It is the most nutritious and delicious meal option you will get during the trek. 
  • Avoid alcoholic drinks and smoke as it will dehydrate your body. 
  • If you see any symptoms, inform the group leader and follow his advice. Do not push yourself and take proper rest. If the symptoms get severe, you may have to return. The team leader will decide as he is responsible for your safety.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Solo/Private/Group

Unfortunately, you cannot do Manaslu Circuit Trek solo. As per the rules of the government of Nepal, there have to be two trekkers in the group, not including the guide or porter, to get the Manaslu Circuit Trek to permit. 

You can join one of our Manaslu Circuit Trek departures dates and trek with travelers from all around the world. Or, if you have your own group, then you can go for a private trek option. The maximum number of people we are taking at the moment in a group is up to 30. The trek will be led by the leader guide, along with assistant guides and a porter for every two trekkers.  Feel free to contact us anytime if you want to have a private trek or group trek with us. 

Manaslu Circuit Trek best season

Weather does determine the success and comfort of the Manaslu Circuit Trekking. The season you choose to trek to the Manaslu region will define your trekking experience. March to April and October to November is the best time to go on Manaslu Circuit Trek.  

These months have the most stable weather and fantastic views. The crystal clear sky and moderate climate make the trek excellent. 

Spring and Autumn

The temperature ranges from 18°C to -4°C in Spring (March to April) and 20°C to -6°C in autumn (October to November). In spring, the rhododendrons and other beautiful flowers decorate the trail. Likewise, the snowfall of the winter makes the mountains look very pretty. The climate slowly begins to warm and offers a very cozy trekking experience. 

Whereas in autumn, the hint of crispness in the air and freshness of monsoon rain makes the trek pleasant. You may also get to observe some of the biggest Nepali festivals celebrated in the autumn. The air has a more peaceful and festive vibe in it. 

Winter & Monsoon

January to February (winter) and May to September (monsoon/summer) are the off-season for Manaslu trekking. Most of the lodges along the route get closed because of heavy snowfall and extreme cold. Local drop down to lower elevation to spend the season, and trails get blocked. The weather remains unstable, and views are not clear. We do not recommend going on Manaslu Circuit Trek in these two seasons. 

Manaslu Circuit Trek permit

Manaslu Circuit Trek needs three permits- Special Restricted Area Permit for Manaslu (Manaslu RAP), Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP Permit), and Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP Permit). 

Manaslu region is a restricted area in Nepal, which means trekkers are not allowed to trek along in the Manaslu region. Similarly, as per the rules, there should be two trekkers in the group, not including the guide or porter. FYP- independent trekkers cannot issue the permits for Manaslu Circuit Trek, therefore you have to trek with a registered local trekking company like We Scenic Nepal Treks. 

  • Special Restricted Area Permit cost September to November: USD 100 per person for the first seven days and USD 15 per day per person thereafter
  • Special Restricted Area Permit cost December to August: USD 75 per person for the first seven days and USD 10 per day per person thereafter
  • Manaslu Conservation Area permit cost: USD 30 per person
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permit cost: USD 30 per person

Accommodation

The first thing we want you to know is that the accommodation along the Manaslu trek route is very basic, unlike other famous trekking regions in Nepal. There is no luxury option at all (besides camping), and you will spend the night mostly in the tea houses that offer small twin-shared rooms with an attached washroom.

At some places, you may have to do with the common washroom. The rooms do not have a heating system or anything like that, so make sure to carry a nice sleeping bag to keep yourself warm in the morning/night. 

Food during the trek

Food options are scarce and expensive in the Manaslu region because of no proper transportation access. Especially in the villages at the higher elevation, you will mainly get Tibetan & Nepali dishes, a very different palate than most of the people are used to. 

Our package includes three meals during the Manaslu Circuit Trek. You will get breakfast, lunch & dinner. You are free to carry or buy snacks along the route on your own. In Kathmandu, you will get breakfast along with a farewell dinner.

This is what the menu looks like on the trail. French toast, oatmeal, porridge, soup, eggs, bread, Tibetan bread, muesli, pancakes, sandwich, hot chocolate, tea, coffee, etc are usually available for breakfast. Likewise, for lunch and dinner, you can expect dal bhat, curries, stir-fried veggies, chapati, steak, momo, pasta, noodles, tenduk, thukpa, etc. 

Trek Responsibly 

We live by our company's core value to not harm nature in any way during our treks and tours. Our trips are composed and organized sustainably. And not only that, but we also actively work to uplift the local mountain economy and give back to society in whatever way we can. 

At the same time, we also believe that as a traveler, you also have the responsibility to make sure your presence does not hurt nature in any way. We will play our role to protect nature, and we want you to play your role to preserve it. 

Below are the few things you can do from your side as a responsible traveler:

  • Say no to purchasing plastic water bottles on the trail. Instead, get yourself a reusable water bottle and water purification tablets to keep refilling it. 
  • Do not throw away trash on the trail. If it is not biodegradable, you can store it in a trash bag, and our team will help it decompose properly at the proper place. 
  • Use local and sustainable products during the trip.
  • Buy souvenirs from small vendors and give back to the local community.
  • Respect locals and their culture.

Trekking Insurance for Manaslu Circuit

Manaslu Circuit Trekking is one of the most challenging treks in the Himalayas. The trek has a high altitude, off-the-beaten route, and bare minimum tourist infrastructure, which increases the chances of potential unforeseen events like climate change, altitude sickness, accidents, etc. Therefore, well-covered travel insurance is essential to book Manaslu Circuit Trek. 

Travel insurance is a significant part of booking Manaslu Circuit Trek 18 days with us. You have to provide us with a copy of the insurance certificate as a document to confirm the booking. And your travel insurance must cover air evacuation (up to 6,000 meters) and medical bills.

Our Manaslu Circuit Trek package cost does not include travel insurance, nor do we directly deal with getting one. So, you are requested to get the travel insurance on your own. 

*Note: Do call and double-check with the insurance company whether their travel insurance covers heli rescue and evacuation up to 6000 meters or not. 

Manaslu Circuit Trek Safety

We are professional at what we do. We have a strict protocol that ensures the safety of the travelers and crew members on the trail. At Scenic Nepal Treks, we guarantee the high satisfaction and security of our guests. 

From the moment you book Manaslu Circuit Trek with us, our representative will guide you through the preparation and packing process. We'll assist you with a workout routine to increase your stamina depending upon your trekking experience and physical fitness. 

Likewise, you will be informed about the trekking route and the difficulties it holds to help you prepare mentally too. Everything will be double-checked, before the beginning of the trek, and during the trek, our professional team leader will keep you safe. 

Last Minute Booking for Manaslu Circuit Trek

It is best to book Manaslu Circuit Trek a couple of months before the beginning of the trek and have adequate preparation time on hand. Moreover, Manaslu Circuit Trek 18 days requires a restricted area trekking permit from the government, which may take some time to obtain. 

If you want to book this trek at the last minute, then you have to pay 100% of the package cost within 24 hours of confirmation of the trip from us. We will try to make all the arrangements at the last minute, however, if any delays or cancelation occurs beyond our control, then the company will not be responsible for it. 

Travel Tips (electricity, internet, ATM, luggage, tipping, personal expenses)

  • You can get WiFi at the lodges and teahouses in lower elevation with some additional charges. We recommend you get a Nepali SIM with data to use the internet on the trail. The connection may not be stable all the time. 
  • You will get electricity to charge the electronic devices along the route. Usually, the teahouse/lodger owners charge a few extra bucks for this service. 
  • We offer a 10 kgs weight limit to each trekker. Porters carry the duffel bag during the trek. You can leave extra luggage in the hotel's locker rooms free of cost. 
  • Our Manaslu Circuit Trek package cost does not include personal expenses like shopping, snacks, drinks, etc. Similarly, the package cost does not involve visa fees, travel insurance, international flights, etc. You can check out our cost includes and excludes section for more information. 
  • Tipping is your choice. It's like saying thank you for your hard work. If you like the service of our crew members, feel free to tip them as per your wish. This is general info over how much you can tip- USD 100 guide/porter, USD 5 to tour guide, and USD 2 to the driver by each member of the group.
  • There is no ATM along the trekking route, and you'll need cash to buy services. So, withdraw enough cash (Nepali currency) in the city.

Equipment & Packing list for Manaslu Circuit Trek:

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 15 kg.  

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

  • Bandana or headscarf, 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

  • 1 pair of lightweight poly liner gloves.
  • 1 pair of 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
  • 1 pair of Hiking shorts
  • 1 pair of Hiking trousers
  • 1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
  • 1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
  • 1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric

Feet

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

Sleeping

  • 1 sleeping bag (Scenic Nepal Treks will provide you)
  • Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)
  • Rucksack and Travel Bags
  • 1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters/3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carryon)
  • 1 large duffel bag  ( Scenic Nepal Treks will Provide you) 

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 Acetazolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressants.
  • Water purification tablets or the water filter
  • 1 set of earplugs
  • Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies

Toiletries

  • 1 medium-sized quick-drying towel
  • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose 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 handwash

FAQs

Q1. What kind of Fitness level do I need to have to this Hike?

Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of the strenuous Trek in Nepal. You need to have strong mental preparedness as well as Physically fit. Get ready yourself to hike 7 to 8 hours each day. 

We suggest you do some hiking before you come to Nepal. With Good Packing List and physical fitness, you can do this hike. 

The best time to do this hike is Summer and Spring. 

The main purpose to do this Manaslu Circuit Trek is to avoid the busy trekking Trails of Nepal, explore the beauty of less touristic Tibetan Buddhist villages and breathtaking Himalayas Views. 

We can not do any comparison between this Manaslu Circuit Trek and Everest Base Camp Trek. Both of them have their own specialty and beauty. But compare to EBC and any other trek, Manaslu Trek has still hikers and You need to have special Trekking Permits. 

During your trek, you will be staying at Tea House Lodge. Lodges have basic Twin sharing Beds with Sharing bathroom outside of your Room. At some places, while you will be in higher areas, you may have to share your rooms with a few other tourists as well. They do have very limited rooms.

Scenic Nepal Treks will provide you sleeping Bags.  

Yes but only at some places. You need to purchase from Lodge which costs you around US$ 2- $3 unlimited. Alternatively, We also suggest you buy a Local Sim Card with internet Data packges. It does not work at every place but we can say it better than using Wi-fi. 

Yes, most of the Lodge offers you Hot Bucket Shower with a certain amount between US$2-US$3, depending on places where you are. When you go higher, the price will go higher too. 

Your safety is our main concern while doing Hike with Scenic Nepal Treks. Every day we will be in touch with your Guide. In case of emergency, depending on your condition we take decisions. If you are too serious, we need to evacuate you to the city. We will contact your Insurance Company for rescue. So please make sure you have made good Insurance that covers Emergency rescue and medical before you come to Nepal. We need your Insurance copies while our Briefing hour at Kathmandu on your arrival day. 

Every day you will be provided 3 Meals ( Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) by menu. You can have Western, Indian, and Nepalese Dishes. Fried Rice, Noodles, Rice and Curries, Spaghetti are the popular course.

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