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Manaslu Circuit Trek is a wonderful opportunity to encircle the world’s eight highest peaks (Mt. Manaslu) and explore the rugged trails along with spectacular views of Himalayas and cultural insights. The trekking trail was an ancient salt trading route that lets us pass through beautiful rhododendron forests. And at the same time, we explore local Buddhism, visit monasteries embracing magical landscape views while making our way through high passes of Larkya La Pass.
The budget for Manaslu Circuit Trek ranges from USD 800.00 up to USD 2,000.00 or more depending upon the services you choose and as per your requirement and specifications.
Manaslu Circuit Trek is somehow physically demanding due to high altitude walks and off-the-beaten trail. You ought to walk 6-7 hours every day and you must be physically fit as well as well prepared before you embark on this trek.
Of course, it is safe to go for Manaslu Circuit Trek because the impacts of Earthquake don’t exist anymore in the trails of this trek after the recovery and reconstructions. Well, the locals are still having some trouble to rise again after the devastation but for the trek, it is safe and fine now.
Manaslu Circuit Trek is suitable to go for any time around the year but to escape the risk of blockades from snowfall and extreme cold, it is not recommended to go for Manaslu Circuit Trek during winter. Instead, autumn and spring would be the best seasons to go for this trek since with the clear weather and perfect sceneries; you can also enjoy the blossoms of Rhododendron flowers of various species along with other vegetations.
There are several health posts along the trail where basic medical facilities are available but it is preferred to have your regular medicines with you if you are using any.
In the case of emergency, our highly experienced and determined trekking staffs and guides who are the inhabitants of this region and are professional in these fields would guide you with the best instruction according to the situation. They are well aware of every kind of risks and the solutions and they would be in touch with the company along with your trekking session, so there is no reason to worry about, just enjoy the trek.
During Manaslu Circuit Trek, you would be staying overnight at tea-houses or lodges as well as tent-camps and you will be served with traditional Nepali dishes like Dal-Bhat.
Nepal Mountain Trekkers is a travel agency formed with the involvement of highly experienced and professional trekkers with an experience of more than 2 decades in trekking in the Himalayas. Moreover, we do have staffs from all the special parts of the country to provide you with the proper and adequate information and make you enjoy the best of your trip. In our years of experience, none of our clients had any complaint or dissatisfaction from our company and till now all our previous clients highly recommend our team to their friends and family which is the reason behind our dedication and diligence. Once you trek with our team, you will surely think of visiting Nepal time and again with Nepal Mountain Trekkers only.
It is necessary to take a highly experienced and licensed guide to instruct you and help you explore the best of this trek as well as to take care of you during the trek. If you go trekking without a guide then you won't get to know the things you ought to explore as well as there might arise several problems on the trail. On the other hand, to enhance the comfort of trekking, you might need porters to carry your loads.
Since the trail of this trekking is mostly rural, the drinking water available during this trek would be tap water, well water or hand pumps and should be purified prior to drinking them. Hence, you should buy bottle waters or should have a water purifying pills or any other equipment to ensure drinking safe water.
Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Suncreams(40+) and Lip Balms
Cotton t-shirts and thermals
Lightweight cotton pants (long)
Thin inner socks (3 pairs)
Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Comfortable hiking boots
Gloves (Cotton and Waterproof)
Sleeping bag rated to -10°C +
Trekking bag (Rucksack)
Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag)
Trekking poles (optional, recommended)
Water bottle or camel bag
Toiletries and Tissue Papers
First Aid Kits
Personal Regular Medicines
Well, it is not compulsory to be insured but as we already know “Prevention is better than cure”. If you are insured then you can have a relaxed trip without worries and enjoy with a free mind.
Yes, of course, with Nepal Mountain Trekkers you can customize/personalize the trek itinerary and services to be provided according to your requirements.
The trek could be extremely adventurous and exciting for solo trekkers and since you will be walking through off-the-beaten paths, it is somehow risky for the solo trekker and solo female trekkers. You need to be aware and capable of handling several situations in order to prevent from obligations and challenges during the trek. So, at least a highly experienced and certified trekking guide is needed for this trek even for solo trekkers. As well as, the restricted area is not allowed to trek solo without a certified person with you so it is not possible to go for solo trekking in Manaslu region.
Yes, since you would be passing by Annapurna Conservation Area and because the Manaslu Circuit Trekking trail comes under a restricted area, you would be requiring Manaslu Conservation Area fees, Manasalu Special Permit (seven days only), Annapurna Conservation Permit and Trekkers Information Management System(TIMS) card.
The Manaslu Trekking region lies to the east of the Annapurna region, the culture, traditions and lifestyle of local inhabitants are particularly Tamangs, Gurungs and people of Tibetan origin at higher elevations.
The herbs and vegetations preserved at Annapurna Conservation Area and Manaslu Conservation Area are Silver firs, Birch, Rhododendron, Pine and Juniper trees whereas the wildlife inhabitant at there are Musk Deer, Himalayan Tahr, Ghoral, Serow, Wolf, and even the Himalayan Black Bear, Snow Leopard, Red Panda, two varieties of dazzling Pheasants – the Crimson-horned and the Impeyan Pheasants(national bird of Nepal), Marmots, Pikas, Raven, Chough, Himalayan Marmots and Deer etc.
No one shall operate Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) or drone in Nepal without obtaining permission as follows:
1. Tourists intending to fly UAV during their visit in Nepal shall obtain prior permission from the following agencies:
• Department of Tourism
• Ministry of Home Affairs
• Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (not necessary for UAV less than 2 kg and below 200 ft from ground level)
2. For research and study purpose, the permission of the following agencies is required:
• Line Ministry/Department relating to the subject matter of research/study
• Ministry of Home Affairs
• Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (not necessary for UAV less than 2 kg and below 200 ft from ground)
3. UAV Pilots should be proficient in flying and have basic knowledge of rules pertaining to drone operation
4. Do not fly UAV in a way that may cause a safety risk to the aircraft flying in the area.
5. Small flying Toys can be operated inside the private premises.
6. Flying UAVs in the public areas for fun requires permission from the local security agencies.
7. The liability of any harm to the persons or damage to the property caused due to the UAV operation shall be the responsibility of the person flying the drone.
8. Refer the following documents for detailed requirements for UAV operations in Nepal:
• ‘Flight Operations Directive No. 7, May 2015’ of Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal
• ‘Procedure for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle flying’ of Ministry of Home Affairs
9. Do not use UAV other than the scope of permission.
10. Flying a UAV without due permission shall be considered Illegal and shall be subjected to the punishment in accordance to the prevailing civil aviation rules.
Likewise, the cost of flying a drone at Manaslu Conservation would vary upon the purpose of taking the drone so please proceed to inquiry along with the purpose of taking it.
There is a possibility of getting altitude sickness during Manaslu Circuit Trek but with proper acclimatization and health care as well as the guidance from trekking staffs, you shouldn’t face the trouble of altitude sickness.
ATMs and credit cards are accessible only on the major cities of Nepal, so during your Manaslu Circuit Trek, you can use ATMs and credit cards only while you are in Kathmandu.
Well, the tip for guide and other trekking staffs like porters and drivers is not mandatory but since they contribute their time apart from family to make you enjoy the best of your trip ensuring your safety and satisfaction, we recommend you to contribute some amount of tip for them. In Nepal, it is practised that 10% of the total amount you pay for your trek and tour is contributed as a tip.
The trail is not quite busy at all since it is still not discovered by many people. Hardly few people have knowledge about this trek so it is perfect for the trekking seeking for peaceful and virgin trekking routes.
Yes, you can certainly get access to WiFi in lodges and also mobile data during Manaslu Circuit Trek for the Internet and to communicate with your friends and family.
While you are on Manaslu Circuit Trek, you can get access to electricity or solar energy for charging your electronic devices at lodges and tea-houses but you can only get access to the two-pin adapter so you should bring conversion plug or another converter if your device is not suitable with two-pin plug. And while you stay overnight in tent-camps, it is recommended to have your own power supply if possible.