Join our fantastic Manaslu Circuit Trek with carefully designed itinerary and inclusive package trip cost with bucket list comprehensive services including local guide, permit and all the necessities for the year 2020 and 2021.
Manaslu Circuit Trek is the best choice of alternative hiking trail of Annapurna Circuit Trek as the road construction has threatened its reputation. During the journey the trip pass through dominantly Hindu communities in the first few days and with lush green subtropical valleys with villages and terraced farming lands in lower elevation. From the beginning, we hike along the Budhi Gandaki River taking you through distinct regional scenery of rivers, waterfalls, flora, fauna and above all - mountains. In Higher elevations, we trek through Buddhist influenced Nup Ri meaning "western mountain" area. The people’s language, culture and dresses resemble to Tibetan as they are direct descendant of Tibetan and are very proud of their unique cultural heritage having strong sense of preserving their culture. In the trail, after Jagat we enter to the Tibetan Buddhist influenced villages as we can see people of Shyo, Lho and Samagaun villages are identify them a lot closer with Tibet and have actually been part of Tibet in history.
How long this trek will be?
Manaslu Circuit Trek will be minimum 12 days and can be extended up to 18 days depending on how many site trips and places of interests we include in the tour. Level of your fitness and your previous hiking experience also differ the itinerary. Our standard tour contains 11 days of walking; 2 days drive to/from trekking and 1 additional day should be allowed in Kathmandu for issuing permits. And this itinerary is for having moderate trekking habits. However this trip can be customized according to your interest.
Our journey starts from Kathmandu by a taking a local bus or riding a private jeep, reaches its highest point iat Larke Pass at the elevation of 5160m (16,324 ft.). The route goes following mountain views of Ganesh Himal, Siringi Himal, Himalchuli Himal, Manaslu (8163m; the 8th tallest mountain in the world), Naike Peak, Larke Peak, Cheo Himal, Himlung Himal and Annapurna range passing through beautiful village of Bimthang among high mountains. The amazing journey also goes through holy sites, most remarkably the oldest ancient Buddhist monasteries, prayer wall, stupas and chortens in the region. This trekking route connects to Annapurna and Ganesh Himal sections of The Great Himalaya Trail, The eastern portion of the trek follows the Budhi Gandaki River upstream, to its source near the village of Samdo. To get there several days of up-hill hiking are required. Then the route goes over the pass, a grueling day of hiking, and back down the other side, where it meets up with the Marsyangdi River. After the pass, at the end of the trek, several options are available: following Marsyangdi river further trek to the proper road and catching a jeep at comfortable tourist bus at Besisahar, or extending the trek toward world famous Annapurna Circuit trek.
Manaslu Circuit is a "teahouse trek," meaning there are mountain lodges and teahouses to eat and stay along the entire route. Clients are expected to eat breakfast and dinner in the same lodge where you are staying for the night, wherever you trek in Nepal, this is same!
How much does it cost for Manaslu Circuit Trek?
The amount you pay for the same trek depends on your selection of travel agency. If you choose an international agency in your home town, they may charge you around USD 1400 – 1700 per person but we offer much lower price of USD 929 per person on minimum 2 people sharing basis for the same service they provide. Some agencies charge for their trademark and brand. Local companies also provide equally satisfying services, almost the same. The package price includes your local guide, necessary porters, meals, accommodation, local transportation and all necessary Manaslu trek permits. It is your option to pick the agency according to your budget and travel plans however booking with local organization is your direct contribution supporting locals in Nepal.