> Solidarity and preservation
> Terraces of crop fields
> Including the Budi Gandaki Valley
> Experience Tibetan culture
Join our team on this great alternative to the Annapurna circuit and escape the masses on this less touristic trek. Mount Manaslu offers stunning views on snow-clad mountains, high altitude glacier lakes and a fascinating flora and fauna along this route.
The circuit passes many cultural heritages including traditional Tamang and Sherpa settlements, which gives you the chance of experiencing their unique culture. With a height of 8,156m Mount Manaslu is the highest peak in this area and also the eight highest in the world. Thus, a perfect challenge for every adventurer out there.
The Manaslu Circuit is one of the best treks known for its solidarity and preservation. This region sees very few visitors so that the trails are less trodden. This makes your journey a peaceful, natural and beautiful experience perfect for those seeking a getaway from their everyday busy lives. Not just the spellbinding natural beauty: the traditional Tamang and Sherpa settlements with their unique cultures are another highlight of the trip. The entire route is adorned with perfect views of the snow-clad mountains, unique combination of rich cultural heritage, endless vistas and the most beautiful flora and fauna. The standard circuit trek begins at Arughat and ends at Besishar and requires a trekking permit to travel all the way through the Manaslu area. This permit is provided.
The duration of the Manaslu Circuit Trek can be 14 days with trekking and hiking as the main activities. It is considered to be a moderate level trek with cultural, historical and natural tours and a maximum elevation of 5160m. The best time to visit the region is from March to May, in Spring, and September to December during the winter.
All necessary transfers (bus, taxi, flights, etc.) as described in the programme are included.
During the trek, we stay in lodges or teahouses. These are simple in nature, but fully equipped. Do not expect too much luxury.
One porter per two trekkers. This way you don’t have to carry your complete equipment yourself. The guide speaks English.
The total amount covers not only your own basics, but also those of your guide and porter. No unpleasant surprises.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are prepared during the trek. The meals are basic, but will give you enough energy for your appetite. Fruit is also available after each meal.
Coffee and tea are also organized by the trekking company. Every morning fresh coffee and tea are made. There are scheduled breaks to enjoy this.
The total amount includes costs for the permits needed for the Manaslu Circuit Trek. This also applies to the TIMS Card, to the Trekkers Information Management System.
In order to pull in the Himalayas as prepared as possible, it is important to bring a good down jacket and sleeping bag. These are provided by your trekking company.
We also have a cap, t-shirt, and a roadmap for you. Not only are they ideal for trekking, but they are also beautiful souvenirs.
If your group is larger than 6 people, we will take an extra assistant guide with you to support you.
The guides carry an altitude sickness kit to monitor your pulse rate, oxygen saturation, and heart rate twice a day (very useful for monitoring the symptoms of altitude sickness (AMS) at altitude).
We will take a bus from Kathmandu to Arughat and from Bhulbhule back to Kathmandu. This is included in the total price.
Your trekking company will not take responsibility for the travel visa for Nepal. This should be organized by yourself. Contact your local Nepalese embassy for the latest visa information.
The total amount is also exclusive of flights to and from Nepal. To get an idea of which airlines are flying on Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM), have a look at the website.
Before and after the trek you have to take care of your own accommodation.
All personal expenses such as drinks at the bar, washing and other similar expenses are for your own account.
Your international travel insurance is your own responsibility. It is important that your travel insurance also covers adventures at a high altitude. Discuss your itinerary with the insurance company before you travel to Nepal.
Tips for guides and porters are exclusive. 10% of the total amount is an excellent target price, but the final amount is up to you.
Certain luxuries such as desserts, a hot shower, hot running water, bottles of mineral water and Wi-Fi should be missed during a typical trek in the Himalayas. The water we encounter along the way is drinkable and is heated or boiled by us.