Manaslu Circuit trek

Trip Highlights

  • Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour
  • Exploring the Budhi Gandaki river valley
  • Start the trek through tropical green hills covered with pine and oak forests
  • Crossing Larkya La over 5,215 m
  • Experience the unspoiled typical Nepalese and Tibetan mix culture
  • Diversified untouched ecosystems
  • Scenic drive to Sotikhola from Kathmandu
  • Majestic mountain views inclduing Mt. Manaslu

Manaslu Circuit Trek is popular as an adventure trekking in Nepal in the Manaslu region. This remote and restricted area trekking in Nepal takes us to the unspoiled trails and the core wilderness where we are enchanted to live our entire life. Again, this less crowded and less populated Himalayan region of Nepal delights us with magnificent age-old dialects at the border between Nepal and Tibet. At the same time, we can witness giant Mt. Manaslu, the eighth-highest mountain peak in the world, and other alluring snowed mountain panoramas. Likewise, we enjoy exploring holy caves, monasteries, freshwater lakes and friendly people and their amazing culture. 

Manaslu  Circuit Trek begins from Sotikhola after a long drive of 7-8 hours from Kathmandu. For this drive, we either need to go with a local bus drive or local/private jeep drive to Sotikhola from Kathmandu.  From Sotikhola, we follow the road to the next destination, Labu Besi. We begin to trek via lush rhododendron and beautiful country topography. The trek is along the Nupri, an area trade route with Tibet with Tibetan cultural influence. As we ascend higher, the Hindu culture is supplemented by Buddhist features of Mani walls, Khanyi gates and Chortens, as do the topography changes. This circuit is also a natural habitat for many elusive wild animals like the snow leopard, Himalayan Thar, grey wolf, blue sheep, musk deer, which you may witness along the way. On the trail, we also can explore holy and historical monasteries and freshwater lakes like Punggyen Gompa and Birendra Lake. 

Our gradual and careful ascent takes us to Larkya La Pass ( 5100m), one of the highest passes in the world. Before crossing Larkya La Pass, we acclimatize at Dharmasala. Larkya La Pass offers us probably the most absolute thrills of adventure trekking in Nepal with astonishing mountain panorama including Mt. Manaslu. We also learn so many significant things about Tibetan culture and civilization in our Manaslu Circuit Trek. We pass different beautiful settlements like Bimthang, Tilje and Tal and finally arrive at Besisahar. From Besisahar, we take a drive to Kathmandu. 

Since Manaslu Circuit Trek is strenuous trekking in Nepal, we require prior hiking or trekking skills. Besides, regular exercises, aerobics, jogging and walking also help you to enhance your stamina for Manaslu Circuit Trek. But, some trekkers find Manaslu Circuit Trek as moderate trekking in Nepal. 

We use very ordinary mountain accommodation during our Manaslu Circuit Trek. Expect to share accommodation with other people. Do not expect to enjoy luxury accommodation during this trip. The best season for Manaslu Circuit Trek is Autumn ( Mar-June). 

Trip Facts

  • Trip CodeLHN16
  • Duration21 Days
  • Pricefrom US$1199 / person
  • GradeModerate
  • DestinationNepal
  • Min Pax02-15 pax
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Outline Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu and Pre-trip meeting.

After arriving in Kathmandu, a representative from Luxury Holidays Nepal will pick up from the airport and take to your hotel. In the afternoon, you may take a rest or visit Luxury Holidays Nepal’s office. At evening, we host a pre-trip meeting at your hotel in Kathmandu and introduce your tour and trekking guide. Please seek this opportunity to ask questions about your trip. This includes a final briefing and preparations for the trip. For the meeting, please make sure you bring your passport, three copies of passport-size photos, and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. During this meeting, please clear the due balance, if any. Please inform us in advance if you will be arriving late and therefore are unable to attend the pre-trip meeting. After the pre-trip meeting, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Luxury Holidays Nepal. For dinner, you will be served authentic Nepalese cuisine, which will introduce you to the country’s food culture. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation: Hotel Mulberry
  • Max. Altitude: 1300 m/4265 ft
  • Meals: Welcome Dinner Included

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What's Included

  • Airport/Hotel pickups and drops in a private luxury vehicle
  • 4-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (Hote Mulberry or Similar category) for four nights in twin sharing bed and breakfast basis
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private luxury tourist vehicle.
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks on the twin sharing basis.
  • All your standard Meals during the trek (Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners).
  • Local Luxury Holidays Nepal licensed English speaking guide.
  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests).
  • All special trekking permits & fees.
  • Public bus transfer Kathmandu-Arughat and Syabru Besi-Kathmandu
  • Luxury Holidays Nepal’s Down jacket, Duffel bag and sleeping bag, T-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner in the typical Nepali Restaurant with the cultural dance show
  • All our government taxes and official expenses.

What's Excluded

Trip Map

Manaslu Circuit trek Trip Map

Cost included

  • Airport/Hotel pickups and drops in a private luxury vehicle
  • 4-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (Hote Mulberry or Similar category) for four nights in twin sharing bed and breakfast basis
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private luxury tourist vehicle.
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks on the twin sharing basis.
  • All your standard Meals during the trek (Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners).
  • Local Luxury Holidays Nepal licensed English speaking guide.
  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests).
  • All special trekking permits & fees.
  • Public bus transfer Kathmandu-Arughat and Syabru Besi-Kathmandu
  • Luxury Holidays Nepal’s Down jacket, Duffel bag and sleeping bag, T-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner in the typical Nepali Restaurant with the cultural dance show
  • All our government taxes and official expenses.

Cost Exclude

Departure Detail

Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
15 December, 2019 04 January, 2020 Us $1199 Available

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Rated 5 based on 3 reviews

Manaslu trek with Luxury Holidays Nepal

Manaslu trek with Luxury Holidays Nepal

Rating:  

We had an amazing time doing manaslu circuit trekking. Our guide Nabaraj was very experienced and made sure we acclimatized well before the going for a high altitude. While others were resting at the guest house, he always made sure we had good rooms and always ordered our dinner early so we could eat earlier. He also made many adjustments to the schedule according to our pace and our request to jeep the dirt road on the way back. Our porter and guide were also very experienced and knowledgeable. He was also always in the kitchen helping with making meals for us, which I never saw other porters do. We will definitely trek with Luxury Holidays Nepal again when we come back to Nepal!

, Australia

Exceptional” The best travel agent in Nepal”

Exceptional” The best travel agent in Nepal”

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This is my second time in Nepal I had decided to do a Manaslu circuit trek. After arrival in Kathmandu international airport I had directly drive to Luxury Holidays Nepal’s office. I talked with Mr. Shishir and I told him my plan for 21 days Manaslu circuit trek. He introduced to my Guide Nabaraj and Porter Ramesh. It is rarely to experience such professionalism service.

Everything was taken care of and they arranged a guide and porter that really made the trip very memorable. A trek like this is quite a challenge because of the steepness and the high altitude and therefore you should be well prepared physically to be able to enjoy it. Manaslu circuit trek is amazing and to be at the top of the world with spectacular mountain views!!

I loved this trek and look forward to do another trek someday soon. I’ll be extremely happy to use Luxury Holidays Nepal.

, Australia

“Excellent Manaslu circuit trek”

“Excellent Manaslu circuit trek”

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I together with my girlfriend just finished the 16 day Manaslu circuit trek organized via this company and I can highly recommend to do the same. After having visited several travel agencies in Kathmandu, we had the best feeling about trekking partners. The people in the office are very welcoming and the information provided is very informative. After visiting the office we also received all information via e-mail from Shishir. Including itineraries and packing list.

Best was our guide Navraj. He explained to us a lot about culture and nature during the trek. He even helped us to carry some luggage during the most difficult parts of the trek. 

Next trek we would definitely go again with trekking partners and Navraj!

Visited April 2016

, Netherlands

Accommodation:
Luxury Holidays Nepal provides you 4 star hotels in Kathmandu and Teahouse/Lodge throughout the journey. Teahouse and lodge have the rooms with just the basics, normally with a bed, blanket and pillows. Some rooms have the electric lighting system and every teahouse/lodge has a capacious dining room and lounge. We will provide you and your group at the lodge which is locally available every day (In some places rooms cannot be booked in advance). If you want to upgrade accommodation in cities, then contact us for cost detail. Accommodation in 4 stars hotel Kathmandu(Hotel Mulberry or similar category) and for 5 stars hotel in Kathmandu (Gokarna Forest Resort or similar category).

Luggage:
Throughout the trip of Mountain Trekking, your luggage are carried and moved by the porters. You should carry the water bottle, sunscreen, camera, spare jacket, etc. Your main luggage will be your trekking bag and you can carry a small lockable bag which will provide safety. You are provided with a free locker room in the hotel of Kathmandu. The weight allowance in domestic airlines of Nepal is up to 15kg and for more weight you have to pay US$1 per/kg depending on the area.

Transportation on Journey:
Luxury Holidays Nepal will offer you private luxury vehicle for airport transferal, sightseeing and Local bus Kathmandu-Arughat and Sybru Bensi-Kathmandu.

Group Leader during the journey: 
Luxury Holidays Nepal will facilitate you with the trained travelling guide in your group. There will be a single porter for a couple of people.

Payment of the Due Balance:
The rest amount of your trip can be paid in our office after your arrival or via online payment before your arrival in Nepal (Online payment). If you choose to settle your holiday balance by credit card a handling charge of 4% on the outstanding balance is made. There is no handling charge for payment by bank transfer.

Communication during Journey: 
This Trek is the trekking in the remote area so there may not be the full facilities of the telephone. But during the trail, you can find the telephone and internet facilities in the most of the place.

Vouchers:
If you have purchased a voucher for the tour, please inform us which tour date suits you as soon as you are certain. We need time to purchase your domestic air ticket and make other arrangements so please confirm your spot on a tour at least 2 months prior to the commencement of the tour. Your booking on a particular tour date is subject to availability of spots. Also, please send us your redemption code and voucher number through this link (Voucher Redemption).

Visa:
You can get a visa in Kathmandu airport upon arrival for $25 USD (or equivalent in other major currencies) for a 15 days visa or $40 USD for a 30-day visa. Please bring 2 photos for the visa. Expect to have some waiting time in the queue for obtaining your visa. You can also get your visa prior to coming on the tour by contacting your closest Nepali embassy. (Nepal Visa Information)

Booking your international flight:
If you don't have a regular travel agent then you can check for international flight options at one of these sites.
www.makemytrip.comwww.kayak.comwww.vayama.comwww.expedia.com
They usually have good offers. (See the flight details page for more information)

When and where should you arrive?
Please book your international flight to arrive and depart from Kathmandu international airport. The tour starts with an orientation meeting at about 5 pm on the first night of the tour and ends on after the scheduled trip after breakfast.
You will be received outside the Kathmandu international airport terminal by representatives holding a "Luxury Holidays Nepal" sign card and he will escort you to the Hotel. 
If you plan to arrive early or depart late, please make sure you make extra hotel arrangements by contacting at booking@luxuryholidaynepal.com
After you purchase your international air ticket, please contact us to give your flight details.

Currencies are accepted in Nepal: 
Some major currencies (USD, AUD, and EURO) are accepted for both visa and in general. There are plenty of ATM's in Kathmandu and credit cards are accepted in limited shops and many restaurants. Please note that only Nepali rupees are accepted on the trek.

Health Issues:
The altitude sickness will get from 3000 meters. Normally below three 3000 meters will not have altitude related problems usually for people for stable health. But above it can cause altitude-related sickness. If you have a health condition which might cause problems, please consult a doctor about the advisability of doing the trek. For Your information, your traveling guide will also have pills for Altitude Sickness and other basic medicine. We recommend you to take pills for diarrhea, cold, fever and nausea.

Insurance/Evacuation: 
We do not hope that there may arise any serious problem for you in your journey, but if you get caught by serious illness then we will do our best to take you to the nearest hospital possible. But you will be responsible for all the expenses that take place in the evacuation process. So, it is good for you to have insurance which will cover your cost. Be Insured. (See the travel insurance page)

Mount Everest:
If you want to see a close view of Mt. Everest and Himalayan peaks, we can arrange mountain flights. You can contact booking@luxuryholidaynepal.com to book. To know more about Mount Everest Scenic Flight by plane, please click here and Everest Scenic Flight by Helicopter click here.

Trip Extensions/ Add on trips:
If you like our service and you want to extend your trip, then we can further organize your trip to IndiaBhutan and Tibet. And other trekking and activities of Nepal like Everest TrekAnnapurna Trek, Langtang TrekBunjee JumpingRaftingPeak ClimbingTours, etc.

Tips:
A general rule of thumb for tipping is to USD 40 to USD 70 per Traveler, depending on the length of the trek. Porters do appreciate a personal tip, although it is not uncommon for the Guide and his Porters to pool the tips they have collected before splitting it amongst themselves, with the Guide is getting a little more for overseeing the welfare and safety of both the Travelers and Porters as a whole. That said, this is just a guide and you may tip, however much you think is appropriate for the services rendered which made your trip a memorable one.

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During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or other factors, that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is however very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect.

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