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Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu Circuit trek is less crowded than Annapurna and Everest. In 1991 AD, manaslu region is opened for trekking. It is the 8th tallest mountain of the World. The upperpart of Manaslu is located at border of Tibet.

This trail is greeting popular day by day.We can see stunning views of Mt Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Annaurna II ,Shringi Himal and many more mountain which are still unnamed. You can do also Annapurna Circuit trek after finsishing Manaslu Circuit.

Here is some handy guide of Manslu which are presenting from of Table of Contents.

What are the Highlights ?

  • Both Hindu and Buddhist culture,
  • protected wildlife
  • Rhododendrons and wild flowers
  • Beautiful rivers
  • stunning mountain scenery
  • Larke Pass
  • 8th highest peak in the world (8,156 m)

How to go and back from Manaslu ?

The distance of Kathmandu to Sotikhola is around 142km(80 miles). To Pass this distance you can choose private Jeep or Local Bus.If you wish to go by Jeep, then it will be more comfortable and fast reach to our destionation. It takes around 6 hours by Jeep to reach Sotikhola, if there is no traffic jam or road construction. You can stop jeep as you want on the way.

But Public Bus takes around 8 hours and it will go only Aarughat. They stop on some place for Food and toilet. On the bus their will more local people than tourist. Bus driver used to play Music on loud voice. You need to sacrifice all bariares which will be arise during driving.

How to back from MCT ?

From Dharapani you can reserve or hire a Jeep to go Besisahar. There will be lots of vehicle to come back kathmandu. You can get Micro bus, Car, Local Bus and Tourist Bus as well.

Itinerary

DaysItineraryAltitudeHour
1stDrive from Kathmandu city to Sotikhola via Arughat Sotikhola700m 10 hours
2ndSotikhola to Machha Khola920m6 hr
3rdMachha Khola to Jagat1410m7 hr
4thJagat to Deng1802m7 H
5thDeng – Namrung2620m6 – 7 hr
6thNamrung – Samagaon3530m8 hr
7th Samagaon to Pungyen gompa back to Samagaon same7 – 8 hr
8thSamagaon to Samdo3860m4 hr
9thSamdo to Dharamsala4460m5 hr
10th Dharamsala to Bimthang via Larke La3720m10 hr
11thBimthang to Tilije2300m6 hr
12thTilije to Tal1700m7-8 hr
13thTal to Syange1100m6 hr
14thDrive to Kathmandu1300m8 hr

Hotel and food in Manaslu

#Hotel

At the beginging phase of this trai we must do Camping trek. Some camp place there is not hotel in Manaslu. But slowly local people make teahouse accroding to tourist movemenets.Nowdays you can get a room with two single beds.Some place they made also room with inside toilet.It looks seems simple but it cleans.

Before go to sleep , you can seat on warm dining hall. Because at evening they used to firehood heating dining system.

Nowdays they are improving thier teahouse. Hotel owners are concenrting to improve thier service.

#food

Every 3 to 4 hours walking you can geet launch place. You can order your meal according to your wish which are on thier menu.For the water, its better to purify rather than buying Mineral Water. So you need to have water purification tablet.

If you use water purification then it will be great contribution to make plastic free environment.

Trek facts

Maximum Elevation5135 (Dharmasala)
Time 16 Days
Difficulty Level Moderate plus Andenture
Best Time/SeasonMarch_May and also Oct_Nov.
Lodge TypeTeahouse and Guesthouses
PermitsMCAP permits and ACAP permits

How many days we need to do Manaslu trek ?

You can do 12 days Manaslu for short and for a long duration 22 days including Tsum Valley. Rest day and side trips make a trip long on MT. If you take a Jeep from Dharapani then you can do within 12 days.

Here are some option in the matter of Manaslu Hiking duration.

  1. 12 days (SotiKhola_Dharapani_Kathmandu )
  2. 14 days (SK_Syange_KTM)
  3. 22 days (Sotikhola_Tsum-valley_Besisahar_Kathmandu)

Choose 3 of 1 Manaslu route which is more suitable for you.

What about Manaslu Guide Hire ?

Sure, you can do Manaslu Guide Hire.The best thing of us is we have some local expert guide of Manslu Region. If you wish to have MCT local expert guide then we Base Camp Hike are ready.

Required Permits

Since Manaslu is the restricted trekking region of Nepal, you need to buy special permits to do trek theirs. To get Permit minimum two people are required. It means solo trekkers cannot get the permit. But they can do group join trekking.

Cost of Manaslu Circuit ?

USD 950 per person is the cost for Manaslu Circuit for 14 days trek. Cost 950 is the normal cost for MCT. We can reduce the trip price if you have a group for trekking. In offseason, we can reduce some portion of Amount from here mentioned price.

Conclusion

Since tourist has to pay more than 500 USD to get Manaslu Permit, fewer people are going there. If you wish to do Larke La and want to see more mountain(Annapurna+Manaslu) then you need to do Manaslu Circuit trek.

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