Why Trek to Manaslu Circuit?

Why Trek to Manaslu Circuit?

Manaslu circuit trek had officially opened for the tourist in 1991 A.D. Up to the year the 2010s, the most popular camping trek. Now, the camping trek has shifted to teahouse because of expanding roads linking the rural villages with the cities. In the previous days, we used to trek through the Gorkha Bazaar, and Arughat would be the first camp. But now, we drive up to Machhekhola directly from Kathmandu. It has shortened to 15 days of trekking from three weeks. But it lacks the charm and beauty of camping in the different locations, primarily on the bank of Budhi Gandaki River.

Why Manaslu Circuit Trek?

No doubt, Manaslu is rich in Nature and Culture. From beginning to end, each day – dawn to dusk, we enjoy natural phenomena and locals. Mt. Manaslu ( 8156m) is the world’s Eights Highest Moutain, and we go to notch the peak. Larkey La Pass (5106m) is the igniter of the Manalsu trek. Exploring the Gurung Village and diving into the Gurung culture is another richness.

  • Less crowded than well-known trekking trail such as Annapurna Base Camp, Everest Base Camp etc.
  • It does not require the domestic flight

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1 Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport
  • Day 2 Permit issue day in Kathmandu (Check the Public Holiday)
  • Day 3 Drive to Machha Khola (900 m) via Arughat Bazaar Gorkha (640m) and Soti Khola (775m)
  • Day 4 Trek to Jagat (1,340m)
  • Day 5 Trek to Deng (1860m)
  • Day 6 Trek to Namrung (2,630 m)
  • Day 7 Trek Trek to Sama Gaon(3,500m) via Lho (3,200m)
  • Day 8 Acclimatization and exploration day
  • Day 9 Trek to Samdo (3,860 m)
  • Day 10 Acclimatization at Samdo.
  • Day 11 Trek to Larke Phedi (4460m)/ Dharmasala
  • Day 12 Cross Larkya La (5,215m) and trek to Bhimphedi/ Bhimphedi(3,590m)
  • Day 13 Trek to Tilje (3,900m)
  • Day 14 Trek to Tal (1,725m)
  • Day 15 Drive back to Kathmandu by 4WD Jeep
  • Day 16 Trip concludes.

For Detailed Itinerary and information you can visit MANASLU CIRCUIT TREK

The best time to go Manaslu Circuit Trek

March to May and September to November is a perfect times. However, winter is also suitable if you adjust to the cold. You may expect some snowfall during the time.

What does the permit cost?

    September – November
  • USD 100 per person/week
  • USD 15 per person/day (beyond a week)
    December – August
  • USD 75 per person/week
  • USD 10 per person/day (beyond a week)

How to get Machhakhola and route?

  • Take a private Jeep/ 4WD
  • Public Bus

The trek is wild and remote, yet there are teahouses at everyday stage, so trekkers don’t need to bring tents and food, making it more accessible and affordable than similar treks.

The trailhead is reached over land, avoiding the need for domestic flights.

The first part of the trail follows the Buri Gandaki, a deep, long river gorge, with many suspension bridge crossings.

The scenery provides all Nepal has to offer: you’ll trek from the subtropical jungle at lower elevations, through the Himalayan foothills to the high, cold and challenging crossing of the Larkya La above 5,100 meters / 17,000 feet.

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