Manaslu Circuit Trek route
Manaslu Circuit Trek begins with a long scenic drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola. From here, you trek through beautiful villages like Machha Khola, Jagat, Deng, Namrung, Lho, and Sama Gaon. During the trek, the trail passes by many lush forests that let you see exotic vegetations. You have the option to explore Pungyen Gompa, Manaslu Base Camp, and Birendra Lake. The trail then ascends to Larkya La Pass and drops down to Syange via Tilije & Tal.
Manaslu Circuit Trek difficulty & Altitude Sickness
Manaslu Circuit Trek 18 Days is a difficult trek. The terrain in this part of the Himalayas offers off-the-beaten trekking experience. You will be walking on rugged, steep, and challenging paths. Moreover, the region is extremely secluded, and basic infrastructure is also underdeveloped, which makes the journey overall difficult. However, with our professionally designed Manaslu Circuit Trek itinerary and proper guidance, you will be completing the trip smoothly.
Altitude sickness can be a big issue during the Manaslu Circuit Trekking. If your body does not get acclimatized with the elevation, then it can lead to the altitude sickness that may ruin the trip or in the worst case, can be life-threatening. Therefore, we have added adequate rest days in between the trek to make sure no such issues arise.
Best time to go on Manaslu Circuit Trek
The best time to go on Manaslu Circuit Trek is from March to April (spring) and September to November (autumn). Stable weather, bright days, and moderate climate has made these months most favorable for trekking in the Manaslu region. Moreover, you get to see a diverse range of vegetation in spring and many festivals in the autumn.
Accommodation & Meals
Manaslu Circuit Trek 18 Days is a teahouse trek. The facilities in teahouses in this part of Nepal is very basic. The rooms are pretty small with twin-sharing beds and commons washrooms. Likewise, there will be no modern amenities. You will get to experience the lifestyle of the villages while staying in the teahouse.
The meals will be provided as per the menu of the teahouse. Three meals a day are given during the trek. Nepali, Tibetan, Indian, etc cuisines are available on the menu. As the elevation will increase the food option will get limited with many Nepali and Tibetan dishes. Make sure to carry snacks and bars with you for a light snack.
Communication & Electricity
Electricity is available in all the villages. You will see solar power as well in many villages. The facilities like charging electronic devices and hot showers may or may not be available everywhere. Moreover, some places can even charge a few bucks for these services, therefore make sure to carry extra batteries with you. Cellular network and internet connection get weaker as the elevation and remoteness of the region increases. Carrying a local SIM Card is more convenient, still don't depend on it.
Travel insurance is very important to have during remote journeys. Travel insurance will help you immediately get assistance during an emergency. Manaslu Circuit Trek takes you to a very remote part of the Himalayas, therefore a good travel insurance covering air evacuation, medical bills, and hospital bills are needed to go on this journey.
Guide & Porter
During Manaslu Circuit Trekking, you will be guided by a professional and licensed trek guide, who is well-known with the Manasalu region. Our guides are well-trained, possess numerous training certificates, and have many years of expertise. You will be in safe hands while trekking with us. Likewise, porters will also accompany during the trek to make the journey smooth. We make sure our guides and porters are treated fairly.
We organize eco-friendly and sustainable treks & tours. Our years of expertise in the field has taught us different ways to not harm nature, that we are applying in our journeys. We make sure our trips in the remote Himalayas regions do not leave any bad impact. We also run a small organization that funds education fees for children from backward mountain families.