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Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of the remotest and most breathtaking trekking trips in Nepal. This trekking route can be termed as “The lord of Wilderness” because of the wonderful wilderness for an odyssey into the pure wilderness of a mystical land. You can experience pure adventure into a fresh region across the height of 5000 meters above the sea level. The entire region is filled with the outstanding natural beauty, which will leave you speechless. A trek to Manaslu Circuit is far less crowded than other trekking trails of Nepal and remains a true adventure in the remote area of Nepal. This trek features every aspect of a classical trekking such as spectacular scenery of mountains of Manaslu circuit, epic wildlife and lush green forests which goes up to the height of 5100 meters/ 17000 ft.

Mount Manaslu is the eighth highest mountain in the world, which is located in the remote location of western Nepal. A trek to Manaslu circuit offers some of the great views of various Himalayas of Manaslu circuit. It takes you to the nearest point of Mount Manaslu which itself is an amazing experience and a memory of a lifetime to cherish. It is a well-known and quite popular trekking trail among the trekking lovers around the globe. This trek is one of the most delightful adventurous trekking expeditions in Nepal. Also, you can enjoy the beautiful and amazing views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna peaks on the trek route of the Manaslu circuit. The trekking route passes through some of the beautiful local Nepali villages, which showcase the cultural heritage of Nepal, and provides the authenticity of real Nepalese lifestyle.

Manaslu Circuit trek is a government regulated and controlled trekking area because it's a restricted trek area of Nepal. One must have proper trekking permission to organize and go for trekking in this beautiful and adventurous destination full of unusual experience and breathtaking views of high Himalayas stretched beyond the Horizon. Mountain Sherpa Trekking and Expedition offers an 18-day itinerary for the Manaslu Circuit Trek where we spend 13 days in open high altitude trekking. Your actual trekking starts from the very next day of your arrival with the cultural tour of Kathmandu city.

Trip Facts
Arrival City
  • Kathmandu, Nepal
Departure City
  • Kathmandu, Nepal
Trek Region
  • Gorkha, Manang-Gandaki Zone, Nepal
Trip Style
  • City Tour
  • Trekking & Hiking
Maximum Altitude
  • 5,160 m/16, 924 ft
Trip Durations
  • 17 Nights/ 18 days
Group Size
  • Minimum 1 Person
  • Maximum 12 people
Accommodations
  • Comfy Hotel in City
  • Local Lodge during trek
Meals
  • Daily Breakfasts In City
  • Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner
  • During Whole Trek
Service Level
  • Reliable & friendly
  • Authentic sherpa guide
  • Clean Hotel and Lodge
Fitness Level
  • Reasonable fitness
  • Per Day Walk: 5-8 Hours
  • Walk & Run for Preparation
Best Time to Travel
  • Autumn: Mid September- December
  • Spring : February-May
Itinerary Print Itinerary

Your trip starts as soon as your flight reaches the sky zone of Kathmandu. The incredible snow-capped views of Mountains surrounding Kathmandu city is enough to give you a glimpse of your upcoming thrilling trekking journey.

As soon as your flight touches the ground of Tribhuvan International airport, Mountain Sherpa Trekking & Expeditions office representative and driver will be on standby at the exit terminal of the airport to receive you. They will escort you to your hotel and help you check into your hotel. After getting into your room and getting refreshed, you will be briefed about your daily activities. The rest of time is yours to explore the neighborhood and get familiar with the surroundings.

We will have a small meeting with our senior guide in the evening where you will be briefed about the details of the upcoming trekking expedition. It's your first night in the ancient city of Temple, probably one of the best in the World. Breakfast

Accommodation
  • Best 3 Star Or 5 Star Hotel
  • Clean & Comfy Room
Meals
  • Welcome dinner at typical Nepali Restaurant
Service
  • Transfer To Hotel By
  • Private Comfy Vehicle

After a good night and a healthy and delicious breakfast, we drive for tour of Boudhanath stupa, which is said to be the largest stupa in the world. This place is the center of Tibetian culture in Kathmandu. The stupa design feels like a huge Mandala that is a representation of Buddhist cosmos.

Our next destination is Pashupatinath Temple. This temple is dedicated to Hindu deity Lord Shiva and is said to be the holiest Hindu shrine in Nepal. We can see a burning ritual of Hindus at ‘Aryaghat,’ the burning area of the temple. This cremation site is used for the once royal family of Nepal and also for the ordinary Nepalese people who live within the country.

After the amazing city tour, we return to our hotel, get refreshed and do some shopping for the trekking. We will have an early supper and retire to our bed soon as we have to start our trekking journey tomorrow.

Accommodation
  • Best 3 Star Or 5 Star Hotel
  • Clean & Comfy Room
Meals
  • Breakfast Included
Service
  • Cultural City Tour
  • Private Comfy Vehicle
  • Private Tour Guide
Duration
  • 3-4 Hours Tour

Vehicle: Private 4x4 Jeep  Approx. Drive time & Distance: 8-10 hours (88 miles / 141.3 km)

After an early breakfast, you’ll drive west along the Kathmandu-Pokhara highway towards the Village of Sotikhola by private 4x4 jeep enjoying the scenic views. We pass through some of Nepal’s enchanting countryside landscapes, which we can see right from the windows of our vehicle.

We then cruise further towards the hill bazaar of Gorkha, an ancient historical town from where Nepal got its today's shape. The road gets a bit a rutted; dirt pathafter Gorkha, However, you will enjoy the views of the southern slopes of Annapurna, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu and Langtang Himal.We will reach our destination, Sotikhola, after around seven to eight hours drive from Kathmandu.

Accommodation
  • Best Available local Lodge
Meals
  • Healthy Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Service
  • Reliable Sherpa Guide Honest Porter

Approx. Walking time: 6-7 hours  Approx. Walking distance: 8 miles (14 km)

After breakfast in Soti Khola, you'll start this classic trek up and down through diverse landscapes including jungles, rice paddies, a cliff-face ridge, a rushing stream, and numerous gorgeous waterfalls.

We will soon start feeling the change in heights as we move ahead on our trekking journey today. We pass through the broad valley, which later on goes steep and passes through a dense forest.

The Trek begins by overpass a bridge; before you trek through a forest, then hike onto a ridge above the huge rapids of Budhi Gandaki river (which is joined from the Tum Khola River in the Tibetan plateaus). We then arrive Khursane upon which the rocky trail combines its way up and down, past two tropical cascades on a steep, rocky path clinging to the side of a cliff. You’ll ultimately descend past a few ride paddies, then continue up and around to the pretty Gurung village of Labubesi. 

From here, you'll further climb near a rocky outcrop where the valley opens up next to the river, which flows more peacefully here. Dropping down to the river shore, you'll walk along rounded stones before climbing over a side ridge. Head down again to the river and cross another suspension bridge to reach the village of Machha Khola. 

Accommodation
  • Best Available local Lodge
Meals
  • Healthy Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Service
  • Reliable Sherpa Guide Honest Porter
Duration
  • 6-7 Hours Trekking

Approx. Walking time: 5-6 hours  Approx. Walking distance: 17 KM

We rise early and continue to follow along the Budhi Gandaki, one of the major rivers in Nepal. The narrow path makes some little ups and downs and finally crosses the Tharo Khola and getting Khorlabesi. After a few more climbs and descends We reach the hot springs in the center of the small, terraced village of Tatopani, where we have plenty of time to soak our scruffy bodies in the flowing hot water, and then maybe go for a swim in the cold river below, drying off on the lovely river-side beach.

From the hot spring, we climb over another ridge, then cross the Budhi Gandaki on a suspension bridge. At this juncture, we climb on a wide, well-crafted staircase, then across a landslide and over a ridge to Dobhan. We will spend the night at Yaru Phat at a lodge.

Accommodation
  • Best Available local Lodge
Meals
  • Healthy Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Service
  • Reliable Sherpa Guide Honest Porter

Approx. Walking time: 5-6 hours  Approx. Walking distance: 12 KM

After breakfast in the village of Yaru Phat, We’ll cross the Budhi Gandaki twice today on a suspension bridge. Along the way, we will pass through the stone village of Jagat with its cobblestone paths.

There are numerals of Mani Walls along route. These are stones that are engraved with Buddhist writings reflecting Tibetan inspiration. We will cross the Budhi Gandaki on a very long suspension bridge and then trek to the village of Philim where we will spend the night at a Mountain Lodge.

Accommodation
  • Best Available local Lodge
Meals
  • Healthy Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Service
  • Reliable Sherpa Guide Honest Porter

Approx. Walking time: 3-4 hours  Approx. Walking distance: 8 Km

Today is a stunning day of walking. From Philim, towns become few and far between. The path is shaped into the cliff that is now high over the Budhi Gandaki River. We can see wonderful waterfalls along the way as well as watch eagles soar the thermals high above the river. Partially through the day, we turn west and continue to follow the Budhi Gandaki. It has become narrower here as we make our way to the village of Deng. We have a great view of Mt. Manaslu and the other snow-covered peaks that surround us. Our destination is the village of Deng where we will spend the night.

Accommodation
  • Best Available local Lodge
Meals
  • Healthy Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Service
  • Reliable Sherpa Guide Honest Porter

Approx. Walking Time: 6-7 Hours Approx. Walking Distance: 12.1 Miles/ 19.5 KM

After breakfast in Deng, you'll start one of the most significant and culturally important parts of the trek. First, cross the Budhi Gandaki River and climb up to the bridge. Where you'll climb a bit further to join a trail from Bhi. Then head west up the valley passing through lush jungles, alpine flora, and attractive settlements housing indigenous groups of the Manaslu region, with major peaks starting to emerge in the distance.

The track also passes across jungles and mani where we turn near a corner that contours to Ghap. Although there is alternative route, we take the route throughout Prok village. This village has a stunning viewpoint of the snowcapped Siringi Himal. Take a break here and then continue to cross the Budi Gandaki numerous times today running into several gompas along the way. The trail follows the river upstream across a dense forestry. After crossing the river at an extraordinary spot where it thunders down a narrow gorge, the jungle becomes less solid and the trail is fine again. The enjoyable hike continues and after a last vertical ascent we reach Namrung. Overnight in Namrung.

Accommodation
  • Best Available local Lodge
Meals
  • Healthy Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Service
  • Reliable Sherpa Guide Honest Porter

Approx. Walking time: 6-7 hours  Approx. Walking distance: (10.9 miles/17 km)

After an early breakfast, we will start trek with ascent gradually and pass through forests and reach Lihi, a fine village with many chortens and barley terrace.The path descents and traverses the side valley of Simnang Himal with Ganesh Himal continuously close by. We further pass throughout Sho, Lho and Shyala villages before getting Sama Village.You will have some time to rest and enjoy some glacier peaks and spectacular views of Mt. Manaslu Mountains from Lho Village, also discover the well-known Ribung Gompanear by.

In Shyala village we will be encircled by high peaks like Himal Chuli and Peak 29 (Ngadi Chuli) to the left, Manaslu and large glaciers straight ahead, and other snow summits to the right, and at the far end stands Ganesh Himal. Today’s trek ends in Samagaon where we spend the night.

Accommodation
  • Best Available local Lodge
Meals
  • Healthy Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Service
  • Reliable Sherpa Guide Honest Porter

Today is an altitude acclimatization day, enjoy a refreshing breakfast and then spend the day at Samagaon getting some relaxation. We get familiar with the rich Sherpa culture today. We enjoy the sight of thousands of mani stones with Buddhist manuscripts and portraits and the Sherpa women clad in old-fashioned clothes and ornaments. On a little hill near the Sama village is an old Gompa (Pungyen Gompa), a monastery with great views of the glacier. It is named after Manaslu, Pungyen means bracelet, a good explanation of the two peaks. It was demolished a year after the first unsuccessful Japanese attempt to climb Manaslu.

The locals thought that the ascent angered the gods, and when the Japanese came back a year later, they met with a lot of resistance that they had to give up their try. They were ultimately successful in 1959. Overnight in Samagaon.

Accommodation
  • Best Available local Lodge
Meals
  • Healthy Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Service
  • Reliable Sherpa Guide Honest Porter

Approx. Walking time: 4 hours   Approx. Walking distance: (10 miles/16.5 km)  

After breakfast in Samagaon, We walk down to the Budhi Gandaki River that has turned north and keep on it to a bridge over a side river today. The path to the left leads to the Manaslu Base camp.

The Larkya la Track passes numerous mani walls as the valley starts to expand. It is an easygoing path on a shelf above the river passing the juniper and birch jungles of Kermo Kharka. We drop off the ridge, cross the Budhi Gandaki on a wooden bridge and hike steeply onto a headland between two forks of the river. From a stone arch, we can view a large white Kani.Ultimately passing throughout the Kani, we reached Samdo. Overnight in Samdo.

Accommodation
  • Best Available local Lodge
Meals
  • Healthy Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Service
  • Reliable Sherpa Guide Honest Porter

It is additional day set aside for good acclimatization. After breakfast, you can either rest in Samdo or select between two hiking possibilities:We have two alternatives hiking route for us today. The possibility that we highly advise is a hike, up the valley directly at the back of the Samdo village. This walk will take us to one of the trade passes to Tibet for outstanding views of Mt. Manaslu along with other Himalayan ranges including Simrang, Hiunchuli, Ngadi, Larkye Peak, Cheo and probably Kang Guru following the pass. On route to these viewpoints, we pass many seasonal herding settlements called doksas and sight some beautiful mountain birds like the Lophophorus (the national bird of Nepal), Lammergeyer and Himalayan Griffin soaring high above us.

Our second Alternative option route for today could be a trip to the Gya La ('large pass') to the north of Samdo, a more often used trading route to Tibet. But, this is a quite long hike (full day) and therefore could be a little exhausting. Overnight in Samdo.

Accommodation
  • Best Available local Lodge
Meals
  • Healthy Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Service
  • Reliable Sherpa Guide Honest Porter

Approx. Walking time: 4-5 hours Approx. Walking distance: (7 miles /11 km)

After having hot breakfast, we start hike down the edge, cross the wooden bridge over Budi Gandaki and start hiking upward. Upon crossing two streams and observing the Larkya Glacier we go around the valley of the Salka Khola and ascent up again to the stone guest house (4450 m), which is not a lodge but a kind of shelter called Dharmshala, also known as Larke Phedi. Be sure you have your camera ready, with fully charged batteries, as you never want to miss this chance to take the magnificent views of the mountains and enchanting natural beauties. Afternoon we have lunch andgaze out at the lovely views. You'll feel the altitude and the cold here, so enjoy a more leisurely afternoon with some tea/coffee and keep warm. We'll have an early dinner in preparation for our crossing the next high pass tomorrow.

Accommodation
  • Best Available local Lodge
Meals
  • Healthy Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Service
  • Reliable Sherpa Guide Honest Porter

Approx. Walking time: 7-9 hours  Approx. Walking distance: 15 miles/24 km)

This is the longest, but most interesting day; due to the high pass Larkya la 5160 m/16, 924 ft and the views of amazing peaks. After an early breakfast, we will start with short climb; we reach a valley on the north side of the Larkya Glaciers from where we can experience great views of Cho Danda and Larkya Peak.  

Lastly, we walk throughout moraines of the glacier, making a slow ascent, which becomes steeper only in the last section of the pass. From the pass, there are outstanding views of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kangguru and the huge Annapurna II. It is a lengthier day than normal to Bimtang, but to hike into these low terrains with the evening mist coming in with Mt. Manaslu approaching close by is a tremendous experience.

The view from Bhimtang is extremely beautiful. This village was in the 1960s hanging out for Tibetan Khampa fighters who made "attacks" against the Chinese inside Tibet, to flight to Nepal. Overnight in Bimthang village.

Accommodation
  • Best Available local Lodge
Meals
  • Healthy Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Service
  • Reliable Sherpa Guide Honest Porter

Approx. Walking time: 4-5 hours   Approx. Walking distance10 km

After breakfast in Bimthang, head out to a near ridge where you can enjoy great views of Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, Himlung Himal, and Cheo Himal. Keep downhill on the trail and cross a high pasture followed by a bridge over the Dudh Khola River. We hike across rhododendron jungle and follow a trail through a narrow valley until we reach the highest cultivated land of the valley at Karche, 2785 meters.

The treks continue goes out of the alpine areas and into the most delightful valley of Dudh Khola - the milk valley. We cross the glacier river along a nice wooden bridge before it dives into beautiful silk fire and rhododendron forest, like spring, sprinkles with its red and white flowers — the trail winds in and out through the extremely fascinating valley. We come to numerous locals, such as Hambuk, Puktu, and Phute, before it goes down to the village of Gho at 2,560 meters altitude.

Accommodation
  • Best Available local Lodge
Meals
  • Healthy Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Service
  • Reliable Sherpa Guide Honest Porter

The last trip out of Dudh Khola is almost ending. We cross the Marshyangdi River on a long and nice suspension bridge and enter Gyasumdo, which in Tibetan means "Three Main Road Meetings," as the paths from Manang and Larkya / Gya La and the Lowlands meet here.

This is also our final day of trekking. Along the way, we will pass through the Gurung village of Tilije, noted for its well-known apple brandy that this particular village is renowned for. The Gurungs are a mountain people, famous for their courageousness with the Gurkha Units of the British Army. We will spend our last night of trekking at a teahouse here.

Accommodation
  • Best Available local Lodge
Meals
  • Healthy Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Service
  • Reliable Sherpa Guide Honest Porter

Vehicle: Local Share Jeep and Private comfortable Vehicle

Approx. Drive time & Distance: Dharapani to Besisahar: 35 Km(3 hrs) & Besisahar to Kathmandu: 175 km (5 hrs)

After breakfast, we take local jeep from Dharapani and drive to Besisahar, which takes about 3-4 hours. Once we reached at Besi Sahar, we change our vehicle and we drive to Kathmandu by private comfortable Car/ Hiace. It takes another 5-6 hours to arrive Kathmandu from Besi Sahar.

The drive from Besi Sahar to Kathmandu offers an opportunity to enjoy both hill and mountain landscapes often coming into direct view with the banks of the Marsyangdi and Trishuli rivers. You'll also drive by some beautiful villages with farming terraces on both sides of the road.

Accommodation
  • Best 3 Star Or 5 Star Hotel
  • Clean & Comfy Room
Meals
  • Breakfast and Lunch

After breakfast, Our Airport Guide and office vehicle will be on standby at our hotel to transfer us to the airport for our connecting flight home. Serving you was a wonderful joy and pleasure, we at Mountain Sherpa trekking and expeditions will cherish the bonds of our relationship created over the timeyou spent with us and we thank you for choosing us as your travel partner and for visiting this amazing country Nepal. We are sure that trekking in this lovely region of Manaslu will give you whole lifetime of memories for the generations to come. Adios friends! Till we meet again someday.

Meals
  • Breakfast included
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Explore the beauty of Manaslu region with local Sherpa private guides.Stay in good hotels, including clean and cozy lodges throughout trekking.

Just pick your travel dates—we’ll take care of the rest. Please send Email us to reserve your date.

TravellersPricing From (USD) †
1-1$2100
2-4$1970
4-8$1770
8-12$1670
† Double occupancy

* Trip elements may be adjusted on smaller group sizes.

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Inclusion Detail

Transports & Accommodations

  • Private Transfers upon arrival and departure
  • Kathmandu-Sotikhola by private 4W Jeep
  • 3 Night hotels in city as specified in Itinerary
  • 14 nights local mountain lodge accommodations during trek
  • Besishar-Kathmnadu by private Car

Meals & Drinks

  • Daily hygienic breakfast in city as specified in Itinerary
  • Daily 3 meals entire trek (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Tea or Coffee as per choice ( Per day 5 Cups Per person)
  • Welcome dinner at best local restaurant with cultural show
  • Fully boiled Safe drinking Water ( Per day 4 liters Per person)

Gear & Equipment

  • Complimentary T-shirt, Water bottle and walking pole
  • Sleeping bags and down Jackets if required
  • Duffel bag, Trek Map & group medical Kit
  • Pulse oximeter for oxygen saturation as well as heart rates
  • Hot water bag to warm your feet inside the sleeping bag

Support

  • Reliable and honest Local Sherpa guide
  • Hardworking and trustworthy porters ( 1 porter for 2 People)
  • Free extra luggage storage service
  • Free help to get SIM Card, renting or buying gears
  • Call support for anytime 24/7 for Emergency

Pays & Permit

  • Pay and insurance for guide and support staff
  • Special manaslu trekking entry permit fee
  • Half day Cultural tour in city including guide and driver
  • Entrance fees to historic sites, temples and monuments
  • Local jeep transportation charges

Additional Service

  • We help you, if an airline loses your luggage, or delayed
  • International flight ticket Reconfirmation service if required
  • We help our clients to buy souvenirs at wholesale price
  • We show you around local areas, recommend to eat etc
  • We help to buy/hire trekking gears at local price if required

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • International Airfare and Nepal Visa fee
  • Travel insurance for emergency rescue and trip Cancellation
  • Lunch & Dinner in City ( approximately $ 5-10 Per Meal)
  • Any Alcoholic Drinks, Water and deserts in Trek
  • Gratitude for Guide & Porter after end of trek

Extra Bills

  • Phone, internet & Battery Charges bills on trek
  • Unforeseen Cost such as Flight Delayed/cancellation
Reviews

Latest Traveller's Reviews

Travel experiences of our clients who recently returned from their trips.

Wendy and Bill
Dec 16, 2018

Manaslu Trek - Unforgettable experience; can't wait to come back!

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We have just completed the fantastic Manaslu Circuit trek with Mountain Sherpa Trekking. It was important to us to use a reputable local company as we had not previously visited Nepal or trekked at altitude. My husband and I wanted an experience with a trek that was different than the normal and signed up for the Manaslu Circuit Trek which is a 15 day trek. In addition to this trek, Mountain Sherpa Trekking also helped us book the rest of our trip to Nepal visiting Pokkhara, Chitwan and Nargokot. Our trek through the Manaslu Circuit was awesome, walking through the villages and mountains was amazing!!


Our guide Lal looked after all of our needs and explained the various sights along the way. Our porter Subash was very helpful as well. Thank-you to the team at Mountain Sherpa, for ensuring that we had an amazing trip, they took the time to answer our questions and accommodated us when we wanted to change some of our itinerary during our trip. Everything was arranged: hotels, lodges, guide, porters. The trip was amazing - I can highly recommend this company - they made it a lifetime experience, so much that we are thinking of a different trek with Mountain Sherpa.

Many thanks to all at Mountain Sherpa Trekking for providing such a personal service and making our trip so memorable. We hope to visit Nepal again in the future and would not hesitate in using the service again.

Wendy and Bill

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Mitchell
Jul 20, 2018

The most amazing Manaslu trekking experience with the best Sherpa guides!!

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Amazing trek!! Everything was so well planned and prepared by Mountain Sherpa trekking & Expeditions! Our guides Ke Temba Sherpa and Porter Kaji made the trek wonderful, we could not have done it without them! Their support and encouraging attitude helped get the group to complete this long trek! Not to mention their experience, we learnt so much and they were able to answer all or questions! Few places the accommodation was basic however, food was amazing. Our porter Kaji was very helpful & very supporting. we could not have completed this manaslu trek without them!


Maybe other companies are similar in service, but our experiences with this expert local Sherpa company in our Manaslu trek were really excellent! Service, logistic, even individual problems (how to store baggage & Transport to arughat on the beginning & Ngadi to Besisahar with share local Jeep and then private car to Kathmandu after trek) were perfectly arranged. Our Driver was very good and we always feel safe. And the gear was excellent! A Highly recommendation!
Overall an amazing experience with a wonderful local Sherpa company!

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Vital Information

Visa on Arrival:

A tourist visa can be obtained on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu.The current fee for a multiple-entry visa valid for 15 days is USD $30. A multiple-entry visa valid for 30 days is USD $50. All fees are subject to change without notice and must be paid in cash in U.S. dollars. Carrying two passport-size photos is also recommended.

'On Arrival' visa procedure is very quick and simple. You can expect some queues during peak Tourist season. If you wish to skip those queues, you can also consider getting Visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions stationed abroad prior to your arrival. Choice is yours.

Once you arrive at the airport, please follow these simple procedures for Tourist Visa on Arrival.

1st Step

Fill in ' Arrival Card '

Fill in Online Tourist Visa form (you can fill it up prior to your arrival visiting official website of Department of Immigration / fill it up using Kiosk machines upon your arrival at the airport). If you fill it from the website, you will get submission Receipt with barcode, please print it out and bring it along for acquiring visa. It works for fifteen days and becomes invalid then after. If so, you will have to fill it up again.

2nd Step

Make payment at the bank according to your visa requirement (15/30/90 Days) Get the receipt

While you can use different modes of payments (at visa fees collection counter), we advise you to carry some cash to be on the safe side.

3rd Step

Proceed to the Immigration Desk with your online form, payment receipts and your passport.Hand in your documents to immigration officer for visa processing. He/she issues visa to you upon his/her satisfaction.

On Arrival Visa Fee

15 Days – 30 USD

30 Days – 50 USD

90 Days – 125 USD

CASH & CREDIT CARDS:

Nepal: Cash transactions can generally be made in either U.S. dollars or local currency. U.S.dollars should be recently issued bills in smaller denominations. Major credit cards are accepted mainly in the larger shops, hotels and tourist category restaurants. Access to ATM machines is available in bigger city like Kathmandu & Pokhara but limited in rural areas.

This trek includes 3 Nights Deluxe accommodations in Kathmandu at a comfortable and luxurious hotel.As we know, the best accommodation is a crucial part of your trip planning, our hand selected best hotel accommodations are clean, in a good location and gives you value for your money. Our selected luxury 5 star hotels provide a wide array of excellent services and modern amenities. Our handpicked hotels offer a peaceful and relaxed atmosphere, privacy when preferred and attentive service. You can treat yourself to a relaxing spa day at our 5-star hotel in Kathmandu after your trek. Or rest and relaxed in a tranquil and peaceful garden resort. We have two different package options available as outlined below.Book your prefect dream holiday trek package with local Sherpa expert and get exceptional service.

  • Our 3 Star Hotel Package start from $1970 USD Per Person only
  • Our 5 Star Hotel Package start from $2070 USD Per Person only

3 STAR HOTEL OPTION IN KATHMANDU (We have 2 different 3* hotel accommodation option to choose )

  • Sampada Garden Hotel- Located at peaceful area Lazimpat, Katmandu. 15-20 minute walk from Thamel
  • Mandala Boutique Hotel - This Hotel is located at Chhetrapati, just 3-5 minute walk from Thamel

5 STAR HOTEL OPTION IN KATHMANDU (We have 2 different 5 * hotel Accommodation option to choose )


  • Marriott Kathmandu - Located at Naxal, Kathmandu. Combine with modern design with local creativity
  • Yak and Yeti Hotel- Centrally located Luxury 5 star hotel in Kathmandu

LOCAL MOUNTAIN LODGE DURING TREK

During trek,we provide you best available mountain lodge with cozy room with shared bathroom for 14 nights. Rooms are twin bed with two beds per room and do not have a bathroom attached except few places. The beds have mattresses and pillows and some blankets to borrow. The ‘living room’ area used for eating and relaxing is heated in the evenings. Lodges are always friendly places where you can meet many other trekkers. Many will have books to read and some have phones. Almost all have hot showers available, which are mostly gas heated.

Usually, breakfast will be at 8am and you will need to pack your bags ready for the porters to leave early. Lunch will be taken enroute in one of the many teahouses, and dinner is generally at 7pm.


What Kind of Food I can expect during Trek?

Morning Breakfast between 7:00-8:00 AM

  1. Tea or Coffee, Hot chocolate, lemon tea, hot milk or green tea
  2. Eggs items- Fried Eggs, Boiled Eggs, scramble eggs, Omelet,
  3. Bread items- Toast, Pancakes, Chapati & Tibetan Bread
  4. Porridge with Honey

Afternoon Lunch between 12:30 – 1:00 PM

  • Nepal Dal Bhat, Curry with Rice, Pasta or Noodles item,
  • Fried rice, fried Potatoes, Mo.Mo

Evening Dinner between 6:00-8:30 PM

  1. Garlic Soup local Stew, vegetable Soup, mixed Soup, Potato Shop
  2. Dal bhat tarkari – a soup of lentils with rice and a vegetable curry
  3. Fried potatoes with veg, MO. MO, fried Noodles, Pasta, mash potatoes with Cheese etc

Drinking Water during Manaslu Circuit Trek

For many of us, the perfect choice may be to go for the mineral water. After all, it’s sealed and safe to drink, plus it provides an income for the local traders – right? Regrettably, things are never quite that simple. Mineral water produces a vast number of knock-on problems for mountain societies.

While it does provide an income to local people it also generates an extraordinary, heart-breaking amount of waste and spoiling. Most places simply do not have the resources to do anything with the empty plastic bottles – and they burn them, releasing toxic gases into the air, or leave them in piles just out of sight of travellers, where they take more than 450 years to decompose.

Take, for example, Manaslu Circuit Trek, The recommended amount of water intake on a high altitude trek like this is 3-4 litters a day. The trek is 14 days long. That’s more than approximately 42 litters and 42 plastic bottles, which won’t decompose until the year 2466 – per person.

For a full MST group of 12 people, just one trip will result in more than 500 mineral water bottles. And the salt in the wound is that plastic doesn’t decompose at high altitudes, so those 500 or more bottles will be up there forever. But what can you do? You have to drink, so how can you get around the problem?

The Alternatives: The great news is that there are really various options that will help you out of the bottled water trap. Here are just four of the best. All you have to do is pick which one is right for you.

Striped- Steripen is the most trusted model on the market. This technique uses exactly the same process as most mineral water undergoes before it is bottled. It’s UV filtering, exactly the same treatment as the majority of bottled water undergoes to be purified, but on the go. The technology has been around for much longer than you think, but it’s only recently been competitively priced enough to be on the market. SteriPen is an American company; other UV filters are also available.

Boiled water– This isn’t always an option if you’re out and about, but boiled water is an excellent option for safe drinking water on trek. Boiling the water kills any nastiness lurking there. It is the safest and most convenient option. Most lodges serve it, and it is great to ward off the cold. Prices range anywhere between NPR 50 and 120 per liters. Which means, the cost of drinking water will be around $70-$80 for 14 days Manaslu Circuit trek. Please note that 3-4 liters of fully boiled drinkable water will be provided daily during whole trek. you can book our all inclusive manaslu circuit trek package for safe and hassle free service. There are no hidden cost.

Purification tablets– Water refining tablets or chemicals like chlorine dioxide are other frequently used. They are easy to carry and cheap to buy. However, they are not as effective as UV filters or boiled water and need a few hours to act. Besides these, LifeStraw and iodine-based treatments are also available but have their drawbacks.

KATHMANDU - SOTI KHOLA ( 138 KM): 6-7 HOURS DRIVE

While it's possible to reach Soti Khola from Kathmandu by public bus, however, we strictly do not recommended you to travel by local bus because of the road condition. Our guest safety and comfort will always be our utmost priority. Therefore, We always provide clean and fully sanitized 4WD Jeep for soti khola. It takes about 6 to 7 hours drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola. The driving distance is approximately 138 Kilometers form Kathmandu to Soti Khola.

You'll be much safer, be more comfortable, and reach your destination much faster by private Jeep with experience driver. The first part of the drive follows the Prithvi Highway, the road that links Kathmandu and Pokhara. Though traffic can be a problem leaving Kathmandu, the quality of the road is about as good as it gets in Nepal. After turning off to Dhading, the landscape becomes even more rustic and remote, and the road quality gradually deteriorates, but the views of Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and Langtang Himal should make up for the discomfort.

BESISAHAR-KATHMANDU (190 KM): 5-6 HOURS DRIVE

It takes about 5-6 hours to reach Kathmandu from besisahar. Kathmandu is about 190-kilometer drive from besisahar. With Mountain Sherpa trekking trips, you will travel in a small private vehicle. So, we provide you private vehicle with experience driver for comfortable and safe journey back to Kathmandu. The advantage of taking a private vehicle is that you can ask the our driver to stop whenever you like and smaller vehicles tend to be able to move through the traffic a little faster than larger buses. We also provide professional and experience driver, so you can fully and comfortably enjoy your Nepal Trek.

Altitude Sickness:

If you trek to a high altitude without letting your body adjust to the new elevation, you may experience altitude sickness. Symptoms include headache and nausea. If you return to a lower elevation, your symptoms will likely go away without needing treatment. In severe cases, altitude sickness can be life threatening.

When we hike above 8,000 to 12,000 feet above sea level our bodies need to acclimatize to the decreasing amount of the oxygen available. You may have symptoms if you travel to a high altitude without giving your body time to adjust to less oxygen. Even if you’re physically fit, you can still experience altitude sickness.

Mountain Sherpa trekking, manaslu circuit trek itinerary is carefully designed to avoid from altitude sickness. Over the years we have come up with the best itinerary to aid in the acclimatization process. Our trek itinerary is fully flexible & can modify on the spot if required.

Remember the trek to Himalaya is not a race. Even those in the best shape will suffer from altitude sickness when they race to the top of the mountain too quickly. Go slowly, it will give your body time to adjust to the mountain. However, during the acclimatization process, you may experience some of the following symptoms.

  1. Tiredness
  2. Minor Headache
  3. Troubled sleep
  4. Loss of appetite/nausea
  5. Shortness of breath
  6. Cough
  7. Palpitation
  8. Swelling of the hands and face

Each Person acclimatizes at different rates. Our best suggestion is to take your time and drink plenty of water. These symptoms may not indicate the onset of A.M.S. and if you experience them it does not necessarily mean that you should not continue. All our Sherpa guides have extensive first aid training and we request you to talk with the Sherpa guide at all times should you believe you have any symptoms in order that we can efficiently monitor your symptoms. The only cure for Acute Mountain Sickness is to descend.

You must remember that this is your holiday and you do not want to stress out about the possibility of getting sick from the mountains. Do everything slowly. Drink lots of water. And enjoy the Himalayas views. If anything does happen and you unfortunately get sick, let your guide know right away –Please note that your guide has ultimate responsibility and may ask you to descend if symptoms persist.

Travel insurance:

Travel insurance is necessary for any trip, but is mainly important when undertaking activities such as high altitude trekking in remote regions where medical facilities or assistance may not be close at hand. You’ll enjoy your adventure better with the peace of mind that comes from knowing you have the right insurance cover in place should a mishap occur. This can be anything from medical emergencies, trip cancellation, trip interruption, delays, lost or stolen luggage to a full helicopter rescue off a mountain.

Obtaining travel insurance before you leave home is strongly recommended. This way, if something happens, and this is rare, you will not be out of pocket a tremendous amount of money. Mountain Sherpa trekking will provide a letter and your invoice to submit to your insurance in this case to help expedite your processing.

The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The packed weight of your kit bag while trekking should be no more than 15 KG/33Lbs. Please note that this gear list is only a guide. Those are basic to bring the listed items, but you can decide from your desired brands using your expertise. Plus, you can shop the trekking gear and clothing at a good price at stores in Thamel, Kathmandu.

YOU MUST BRING THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes

  1. Sun hat
  2. Headlamp with Fresh Batteries
  3. Wool or synthetic hat that cover the ears
  4. Sunglasses with UV protection
  5. Neck gaiter or bandana (for sun protection)
  6. Face Masks
  7. Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)

Hand

  1. Fleece/Wool Gloves
  2. Glove Liners
  3. Heavier shell glove

Core Body

  1. Base layer shirts
  2. Moisture-wicking long-sleeve t-shirts (1)
  3. Moisture-wicking short-sleeve t-shirt (optional)
  4. Fleece jacket or Warm windproof jacket with hood
  5. Synthetic sports bras (for women)
  6. Insulated Warm jacket
  7. Underwear (4-5 pairs)
  8. Sleeping bag (comfort rated –10ºC)*

Lower Body – Legs

  1. Hiking Pants (Convertible, Quick-Dry, Lightweight) 1-2
  2. Warm hiking pants with waterproof Windproof and breathable
  3. Rain Pants (Lightweight, Waterproof, Breathable)- optional
  4. Gaiters (needed Dec-Feb)
  5. Long underwear

Feet

  1. Hiking boots with ankle support recommend
  2. Camp shoes or tennis shoes for lodge
  3. Hiking Socks (Synthetic or Wool) 5-7 pairs recommended

Food & Snacks

  • Snacks (combine protein & carbs for well-balanced energy)
  • Thermos (optional for hot beverages)
  • Re-hydration gels or powder

Toiletries

  1. Sunscreen, Lip balm with sunscreen
  2. Toilet Paper
  3. Soap
  4. Deodorant
  5. Toothbrush/toothpaste
  6. Razor (as needed)
  7. Shampoo
  8. Wet wipes
  9. Hand sanitizer
  10. Feminine hygiene products (as needed)
  11. Face lotion
  12. Hairbrush
  13. Hair ties

Other necessary important items:

  • Passport and extra passport size photos (2-4 copies)
  • Visa (these are easy to attain when you land in Kathmandu—bring $30 (15 Days) or $50 (30 Days) USD for Visa Application
  • Money ($200-300 cash is suggested—while there are occasional ATMs on the trail, they are almost always out of order)
  • Travel insurance- most recomended
  • Airline tickets (Please make a copy and leave one at our office in KTM just in case if you need to change the date of yours)
  • Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport
  • Water bottles 1 Liter x 2 (we encourage re-filling water bottles rather than single use plastic)
  • Water purification Iodine tablets
  • Toilet paper (you can buy this in the lodges
  • Travel towel
  • Small padlock (to lock your kit bag)
  • Antibacterial hand wash

Additional Supplies

  1. Portable solar charger/power bank
  2. Book
  3. Journal/pen
  4. Playing cards

Basic First Aid Kit including: antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), altitude (Diamox), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite). Glucose tablets and multi-vitamin tablets are also a good idea

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE OPTIONAL:

  1. Trekking poles – if you don't have poles,We can provide you complementary for trekking.
  2. Sleeping bag liner
  3. Pillowcase, Scarf or buff
  4. Swimwear (for the hotel pool in Kathmandu)
  5. Ear plugs (particularly if you are not the one snoring)
  6. Travel clothes
  7. Camera
  8. Pen-knife (remember to pack sharp objects in hold baggage)
  9. Repair kit – (eg. needle, thread, duct tape)
  10. Reusable cloth bag for shopping (to avoid plastic bags)

Note: 

The Nepalese are still traditional and conservative in the way they dress. Hence to avoid discomfiture on both sides we advise that you respect this and do not wear revealing clothing or sleeveless tops while visiting Nepal. Shorts are acceptable, but they should reach to just above the knee and be modest and for women it is better to wear trousers or a long skirt.

Additional info:

As you pack for Manaslu Circuit trek, remember that your gear will be separated into two packs: your daypack that you will carry each day as you trek, and your duffle bag which will be carried between tea houses by porters. All extra baggage (non- trekking items) can be store at the hotel before you start your trek. We provide you a free duffel bag in Kathmandu. You can use it to pack your essential trekking equipment. We provide one-porter services for two people. Porters will carry up to 25 kg - 30 Kg or 55-66 pound of your personal items. This must include your sleeping bag and down jackets. Therefor your duffel bag should not weigh more than 12 kg-15 kg or 26 pound to 33 pounds.

INSIDE YOUR DAYPACKS:

Daypacks can be any size for hiking, but we always recommend the smaller, the better. Around the 25l to 30l size is good for manaslu trek. You need to carry your own backpack (with waterproof cover) where you can carry your daily needed items in your own backpack. For instance: Water bottle, Extra money for drinks, souvenirs & tips, sunhat, camera, important documents, toiletries, sunscreen, hand sanitizer, rain gear, music (iPhone) etc.

If you don’t have your own down jacket & sleeping bag, don’t worry. We will provide you 4 season sleeping bags and good down jacket with a hood for complementary use. Good quality sleeping bag and down jacket are most important for high altitude trek.

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