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Manaslu Circuit and Base Camp Trek 15 Days, Challenging and Adventurous

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USD 1545 1495

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The Manaslu Base Camp and Circuit Trekking is a long trek that comprises more than 2 weeks of traveling (driving and walking). This trek includes the mesmerizing views of 3 peaks of Manaslu (also known as “Japanese Peak”). Manaslu Base Camp and Manaslu Circuit trekking is a challenging and adventurous trek in the Manaslu Region.

Trip Highlights

  • Mesmerizing views of 3 peaks of Manaslu (Also known as “Japanese Peak”).
  • Explore abundant flora and fauna on the way.
  • Witness local villages, green hills, beautiful oak and rhododendron forest, and Mountains covered in Snow.
  • Challenging and adventurous Trek.
  • Local Food taste and discovering local cultures.
Trip Grading:
Challenging and Adventurous
Max Elevation
5106 M
Manaslu Base Camp
Best Season
Autumn, Spring
Breakfast in city, Full board during trek
Hotel in Kathmandu and Tea house During the Trek
Private Vehicle
Trip Start/End

Trip Overview

The Manaslu Circuit and Base Camp Trek is a long trek that comprises more than 2 weeks of traveling (driving and walking). This trek includes the mesmerizing views of 3 peaks of Manaslu (Also known as “Japanese Peak”). Manaslu Base Camp and Manaslu Circuit trekking is a Challenging and adventurous trek in the Manaslu Region.

During the Trek, you can also have a chance of experiencing and observing the lifestyle and culture, traditions and arts of the “Nubri” and “Tsum” who are the two main ethnic groups of this region. You can also observe the Monasteries, prayer wheels, and other Buddhist attractions during this trek.

The Trek comprises of Spectacular Views of Mount Himlung (7,261 M) and Mount Manaslu (8,153 M) and a spectacular and challenging Larkya Pass.

Manaslu Base Camp trek offers an Adventurous Journey, Mind Blowing the Scenic Beauty of the Manaslu Conservation Area, and Rural Civilization that represents the ancient Tibetan lifestyle. As the Manaslu Base Camp Trek is a newly opened route, this trek along with encircling the entire Manaslu Circuit offers a Chance of exploring the full range of Nepal’s Natural Beauty and Cultural Diversity along with local lifestyle and cultures comprehensively.

This trek is ideal for people willing to do adventurous and challenging treks in Nepal.

Trip Outline

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu (Altitude 1400 M)
Day 2: Trek Preparation works in Kathmandu
Day 3: Drive From Kathmandu to Machha Khola (Altitude 890 M)
Day 4: Trek From Machha Khola to Jagat (Altitude 1350 M)
Day 5: Trek From Jagat to Deng (Altitude 1860 M)
Day 6: Trek From Deng to Namrung  (Altitude 2625 M)
Day 7: Trek From Namrung to Lho (Altitude 3200 M)
Day 8: Trek From Lho to Sama Gaun (Altitude 3530 M)
Day 9: Exploring Sama Gaun Day Trip to Manaslu Base Camp (Altitude 4800 M)
Day 10: Trek From Sama Village to Samdo (Altitude 3850 M)
Day 11: Trek From Samdo to Dharmashala (Larkya Base Camp) (Altitude 4460 M)
Day 12: Trek From Dharmashala to Bimthang (3720M) Passing Larkya Pass (5106 M)
Day 13: Trek From Bimthang to Tilije (2300M)
Day 14: Trek From Tilije to Dharapani and Drive to Besisahar
Day 15: Drive Back to Kathmandu/Pokhara

Other Information

Permits Required

  1. TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System):

This Permit is required for every trekker trekking in Nepal. The permit can be obtained from Nepal Tourism Board and costs NPR.2000 (USD 15.00 to 16.00)

  1. Special Trekking Permit:

As the Manaslu region is one of the restricted regions, you need to obtain a special trekking permit to go to this region. This trekking permit is a bit more expensive than other regular trekking permits. Its costs around USD 50.00 to USD 70.00 for the first 7 days in this region depending upon the season you trek. Besides this, you have to pay USD 7.00 to USD 10.00 per day depending upon the season for additional days you spend in this region.

  1. ACAP Exit Permit: Annapurna Conservation Area Permit.

All the permits for this trek will be arranged by your trekking service provider.


Food and Accommodation

Like the majority of the treks, Manaslu Trek offers you accommodation in tea houses with basic facilities. Every Tea house has a menu and you can have your own choice. But most of the foods are dominated by the Nepali Dal-Bhat and similar meals.

Packing List

As this is an adventurous trek to the Manaslu Area, you will require to be cautious in choosing your gear for this trek.

It is recommended to have:

  1. A pair of Hiking/Trekking Boots along with Shoe Clamps for Snow Grips (only during the snowy period).
  2. A pair of walking sticks as per your requirement.
  3. Few pairs of warm/thick socks & two hiking trousers (You can decide on your own as no laundry will be available during the trek).
  4. 2-3 T-shirts along with long sleeve shirts.
  5. Warm jackets, and wind stopper (for day time while doing the trek in the lower region)
  6. Some dry fruits and nuts/nut bars, basic medicines (Paracetamol, anta-allergics, etc.), and Sunscreen.
  7. A Pair of knee supporters.
  8. Head Lamp, Toilet Paper (or you can buy it at the lodge), and quick drying towel.
  9. Thermal Under wares (body warmers)
  10. Warm Gloves, Sunglasses, and sun hats.
  11. Sleeping bag, backpack (Duffle bag will be provided by your company), water bottle.

Documents Required

1. Copy of your Valid Passport.

2. Your PP Size Photographs.

3. Your Travel Insurance Policy

4. Your Flight Details.

5. Medical Conditions if any.

Detailed Itinerary

Arrive at Kathmandu on day 1. Our representative will receive it at the airport and will drop it at the hotel. If time allows you can explore the city on your own.

Staying in Kathmandu for all the trek preparation works like obtaining permits for Treks, meeting your guide, and getting a briefing about the trekking. Check your gear and do shopping if needed. We can arrange sightseeing arrangements as per your requirement if interested. In the evening packing for the trek.

On the first day of the trip, you will leave Kathmandu after breakfast. You will be transferred to Machha Khola via Prithvi Highway. The distance between Kathmandu to Machha Khola is around 7-8 hours’ drive by Bus/Private Jeep. You will be staying at a local guest house at Machha Khola Khola for the night with basic facilities. You will have scenic views of the Trishuli River on the way.

After early morning breakfast, you will leave Machha Khola. The distance you have to cover this day will be around 22 KM. This won’t be very hard as you don’t have to gain much elevation. Most of the paths are flat with some slight elevation in some places. You will be walking for around 7-8 hours this day. You will be staying at a local guest house at Jagat for the night.

As usual, you will leave Jagat after breakfast at around 7:00-7:30 in the morning. The distance you will cover this day will be around 20 Km and you will walk for around 8-9 hours. As you are walking at a low altitude and mostly flat surfaces with very little elevation, covering this much distance won’t be a problem for you as you are determined to go to Manaslu Base Camp.

This is another hectic day for you as you will be walking for around 7-8 hours this day too. After breakfast early in the morning, you will start your day. At night, you will be staying at a local tea house/guest house in Namrung. You will have a chance to observe the cultures and lifestyles of the local ethnic community “Nubri”.

You will have breakfast at Namrung, explore the local community “Nubri People” and head towards Lho. The trekking distance for today will be around 3-4 hours only. You will be staying at Lho for the Night.

Early in the morning, as usual, you will have your breakfast and start your day. As you will be gaining altitude, you need to walk slowly this day. You will get to see beautiful rhododendron forests during the trek. After a walk of around 4-5 hours, you will reach Sama Village and stay at a tea house there for the night.

On this day, you will be hiking to Manaslu Base Camp (4800 M). On this day, you will explore the Sama Village and observe the culture and lifestyle of the local people. Also, you will hike during the day to Manaslu Base Camp.

This will be an easy day for you as you will be walking for around 4-5 hours only to reach Samdo. You will be staying at Samdo in a tea house for the night.

This is another rush day for you. You will be covering a distance of around 12 km during this day and will walk for around 5-6 hours. For the night, you will be reaching Dharmashala and staying at a tea house.

As you will be passing the highest pass of this trek and will be walking at a high altitude, this will be another tough day for you. You will be walking for around 9-10 hours this day.

After breakfast, you will be heading to the nearby ridge where you can enjoy the beautiful view of mount Manaslu. After spending some time there, you will start walking towards Tilije. You will walk almost for 6-7 hours during the day and reach Tilije to sit for the night.

This will be your last day of trekking but not the trip. You will start your day after breakfast as usual and reach Dharapani in 2-3 hours of walking. You will take a bus from there to Besisahar. Now, you will have free time and will rest and enjoy the local food and relax.

As your trek is now finished, you will now drive back to Kathmandu from Besisahar. Or if you have some other plans to visit Pokhara, you can drive to Pokhara from there.

What’s included?

What’s not included?

  • All personal nature expenses, soft drinks, mineral water, coke, Fanta, any alcoholic drinks, extra drinks, snacks, sweets, and desserts.
  • International airfare, Nepal visa.
  • Tips for the guide and the porter (mandatory).
  • Internet or Wi/Fi, battery charging fee, hot shower cost and boil water cost, etc.

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