Manaslu circuit trek FAQ / Manaslu round trek details info

Manaslu circuit trek is one of the best classic treks in Nepal. Manaslu circuit trek is newly open trekking trail which is fewer tourists than other trekking regions. Manaslu trek is also known as cultural trek where you can trek up to the Tibetan border. You can see beautiful mountains of Annapurna ranges, Mt. Manaslu ranges, Ganesh Himal, Himchuli, Fishtail etc. Likewise, you can trek to the bank of the Budhi Gandaki river so Budi Gandaki is also known as one of the big electricity projects of 1200 megawatt of Nepal. Not only that you can do high pass Larke La pass 5140 m pass, Manaslu base camp on the way to round Manaslu trekking. You can explore amazing landscape and countryside flora and fauna during your Manaslu round trek. You can visit us below FAQ for more information of round Manaslu trekking.
 
How difficult is Manaslu circuit trek?
 
Some people used to say in the guide book and the lonely planet that Manaslu trek is very difficult but it’ not so much difficult as people describe. Manaslu trek is off the beaten trail and also famous for a cultural trek of the Manaslu region.
 

Where is the starting and ending point of Manaslu trek?

Normally Manaslu circuit trek starting from Arughat around 6 to7 hours drive from Kathmandu but nowadays there is access of road condition up to Soti Khola. So some people start Manaslu trek from Arughat and some people begin from Soti Khola, Dhading. Starring from either Arughat or Soti Khola and ending at Besishar which is around 6 hours drive back to Kathmandu.
 
There is good road condition from Kathmandu to Arughat nowadays as compared to the past. You will drive either bus or jeep up to the Arughat or Soti Khola and you will start the trek.
Do I need Manaslu trek permits if need how do I get it?
 
Manaslu trek is restricted area trek so you have to need different trek permit by joining from authorizing trekking company and have to take a guide.
 
1. Restricted Area permit –
 
September – November
 
• US$70/per person/Week (for a week or 7 days)
 
• US$10/per person/Day (Beyond a week or 7 days)
 
December – August
 
• US$50 per person/Week (for a week)
 
• US$ 7 per person/Day (Beyond a week or 7days)
 
2. Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP) permit – US $ 30
 
3. Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) permit – US $ 30
 
For more about the restricted trekking permit cost visit here http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/page/trekking-route
 
How much does Manaslu circuit trek cost?
 
We Sunrise Adventure trek will arrange your complete Manaslu circuit trek in a package. We offer different trek package for Manaslu circuit trekking price normally ranging from US 900 to US 1400 per person it’s all depending in your group and the package what we provide and service what you need in a package.
 
Normally Kathmandu to Soti Khola bus drive cost around US$ 10 and nearly similar cost Besishar to Kathmandu
 
Private jeep drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola will cost US 150 to $200 one way for the private jeep and similar cost from Besishar to Kathmandu.
 
How long will it take for Manaslu circuit trek?
Manaslu circuit trek will take around 10 to 14 days on average.
 
What type of Physical fitness do I need for MANASLU Trekking?
 
First of all, you have to physically and mentally fitness is the main important for the MANASLU trek. If you do your basic daily physical exercise it will help to do your MANASLU trek. Thousands of trekkers they successes to Manaslu circuit trek in every season.
 
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What is The Best time to go to the Manaslu circuit trek?
 
Nepal has 4 major seasons. Season of Nepal is various from topography and altitudes. If you want to go MANASLU trek you have to go in the best season.
 
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• Four Season of Nepal are –
 

Four Season of Nepal are –

 
Spring – (March, April, May) is spring season in Nepal. This season is also known as best trekking season in Nepal. Temperature is hot in low in Terai part of Nepal and moderates in higher altitudes. Weather is crystal clear in this season where you can see the great Himalayas. Everything is changing in natural with everywhere greenery, the blossom of flowers. So spring is a season of natural beauty blossom of rhododendrons flowers around all trekking part.
 
Summer – ( June, July, August) is known as monsoon season in Nepal. Weather is quite hot. Someone of the days Lukla flight wouldn’t be flying on time due to the cloudy and monsoon.
 
Autumn – (September, October November) autumn season is one of the best and peak trekking season in Nepal. This is nice weather with Ariel mountains views. Nepal major festival Dashain, Tihar Teej falls in this season.
 
Winter – (December, January, February) – This is the cold season in Nepal. It’s cold even good season for the trek. While we go higher pass its heavy snowfalls in the Himalayas.
 
The average temperature in Kathmandu during 4 seasons are-
 
Spring season – Ranges around 14- 24 degree Celsius 62 – 74 degree Fahrenheit
 
Summer Season – Ranges around 16 – 28 degree Celsius 74 – 79 degree Fahrenheit
 
Autumn Season- Ranges around 12- 25 degree Celsius 62 – 76 degree Fahrenheit
 
Winter season – Ranges around 6- 18 degree Celsius 44 – 58 degree Fahrenheit.
 
What type of Food and Accommodation available during MANASLU Trekking?
 
Accommodations are the key point for any trekkers in Nepal. However normal trekking lodge is available during MANASLU trek. Manaslu circuit trek offers budget accommodation during the trail
 
Hotels / Lodges accommodation – Nice hotels are available in city and lodges accommodation on a trek it all depends on the budget.

 

What are the highlights of the Manaslu circuit trek?

 
Manaslu 8163 m 26774 ft, Annapurna I 8091 m/26545 ft, Annapurna south7219 m 23693ft, Gangapurna 7455m 24456 ft Annapurna III 7555 m 24788 ft , Annapurna ranges etc
 
Less tourist and budget trek famous for cultural trail
 
Trek to the Manaslu round trek is next tallest mountain.
 
Explore and enjoy with Sherpa people and their cultures, Tibetan lifestyle
 
Visit Manaslu conservation area, visit monastery.
 
Trek to the base camp of Mount Manaslu, Larke la pass high pass
 
Amazing sunrise and sunset view of the great Himalayas of Manaslu range.
 
Can I do Manaslu trek either solo or need to join the group?
 
According to the government rule, no solo trekkers allowed to do this trek. At least 2 people is needed to issue permits for this trek. So especially restricted permit is needed to do Manaslu trek which is an issue from Nepal government immigration department showing your original passport with visa details. If you are solo trekkers doing Manaslu round trek needed next passport to issue a double permit with paying a double entrance fee. Authorize trekking company with a guide should need to do this trek.
 
Why do I need a guide and porter for MANASLU Trek?
 
Manaslu trek is restricted area trek where you need a special permit from Nepal government immigration department. Guide and porters are very important during your MANASLU trek. Guides know the different trekking trails. Not only that guides explain about community and cultures their lifestyles. The guide will book your accommodation and everything in advance even during high season. You will have good communication with local people with guides. On the other hand, you can also hire guides cum porter where guides carry your baggage and also do guiding as well.
 
Likewise, porters help to carry your baggage where you will enjoy more relaxation during the trek. Hiring guides and porters is also economically support to local people where people get a job.
 
What should I bring during Manaslu circuit trek?
 
While you are doing Manaslu circuit trek you should bring basic trekking equipment and gears.
 
Here are more details Sunrise Adventure Trek of MANASLU trek among them you should have a day to day equipment.
 
Is there any ATMs facility available during MANASLU trek?
There is no ATM facility available during the Manaslu circuit trek. You can get ATM  facility before and after the trek in Arughat and Besishar but not during the trek. Thus you have to take enough money from Kathmandu before you start the trek.
 
How many Trekking trails in the Manaslu region and what are they?
 
The Manaslu Region has different trekking and mountaineering trails. Among them, the main trekking trails of Manaslu region are given below-
 
 
 
 
4. Manaslu with Annapurna round trek
 
How is trekking trail condition during Manaslu circuit trek?
 
Trekking trail is fine during MANASLU Trek. Manaslu trek is also known as off the beaten trail. Glaciers melt in winter somewhere can be overlap because of snowfall. But you have to take care of the trekking trail and when crossing suspension bridges you have to walk around 6 hours every day.
 
What is Manaslu Base Camp helicopter tour?
 
Manaslu circuit trek is longer trek which takes average 12 days to complete the trial. Those trekkers who don’t have enough time for trek they can do the to Manaslu Base Camp helicopter tour. You can see the great Himalayas and finally fly back to Kathmandu by Helicopter. Within a short time, you can have experience of helicopter and back to Kathmandu like sightseeing. In addition, any people can do Manaslu base camp helicopter day tour either in half day or can do MANASLU day helicopter tour.
 
What about the internet and battery charge during Manaslu circuit trek?
 
For the battery charge, most of the place does not have electricity may be somewhere a solar system. So the price of mobile charge can be variable $ 1 to $3 per full battery charge. and for the internet most of the place has internet. While you go more upper part price will be the higher then lower place. If you have the local sim card you can use the mobile internet if no problem mostly place has a connection.
 
How many hours do I need to walk for Manaslu circuit trek?
 
Generally walking to Manaslu circuit trek is about 4-6 hours per day. Likewise, it depends on your physical fitness, walking style and trekking trail like (steep up, flat, down). Next to walking speed depends on your previous experience of the trek.
 
What is the highest pass of Manaslu circuit trek and how difficult is Manaslu trek?
 
The main highest pass of the Manaslu trek is Larke pass it’s about 5200 m passes. However, there is heavenly snow falls in the winter season so all people can’t complete the round Manaslu trek. Manaslu trek is a difficult one for the average people. Until you higher feel a bit difficult while you reach Samdo up to Dharmasala and Larke La pass it’s a bit challenging.
 
How long is the Manaslu circuit trek?
 
Normally most of the people start trekking from Arughat for Manaslu circuit trek,
 
People can do this trek around 10 to 14 days trial. Everyday need to walk around 15 km to 20 km.
 
So total trekking length from Lukla to MANASLU and Lukla will be 120 kilometers.
 
Who climbs first at the top of the Mount Manaslu and when?
 
Mount Manaslu is also known as the killer mountain. Mount Manaslu 8,163 m (26,781 ft) is 8 highest mountain of the world. Manaslu was first ascended by 2 Japanese mountaineers Toshio Imanishi and Gyanzen Norbu on 9 May 1956. Until now around 200 mountaineers they successfully summit to Mount Manaslu. Until now several groups try to summit to mount Manaslu but all couldn’t a success to ascend to the top.
 
Do I need travel insurance for MANASLU trek?
 
Travel insurance is the main thing for any travelers while traveling in a different place. While you are trekking to Manaslu round travel insurance is most necessary for your own safety. Similarly, your travel insurance should cover your helicopter charter, accidental and medical coverage. There are many international travels insurance they do regular travel insurance for Manaslu circuit trek. So even travel insurance is more safety and reliable in this case.
 
What about altitude sickness during the MANASLU trek?
 
Altitude sickness is also known as mountain sickness. Mountain sickness is the main problem for any mountain trekkers. Some time trekkers might have altitude sickness during MANASLU trek There are different types of sickness like-
 
AMS – Acute Mountain sickness – AMS is a very common sickness like a hangover, dizziness, muscle ache, nausea, headache vomiting tec
 
HAPE – High Altitude Pulmonary Edema – HAPE direct impact on lungs it’s fluid in the lungs which are dangerous for breathing.
 
HACE- High Altitude Cerebral Edema – HACE it’s the different form of altitude sickness its fluid in the brains
 
Thus, HACE and HAPE are the main dangerous and life-threatening form of mountain sickness. Patient has to treat on time if not treated on time if late they may die. Whereas AMS is normal mountain sickness then HACE and HAPE.
 
What is the best time to do MANASLU trek?
 
Nepal has 4 major seasons. They are spring, summer, autumn, and winter. Among them, spring, winter, and autumn are the best season to do Manaslu circuit trekking. On the other hand, summer is low trekking season normally monsoon but still, some people visit there.
 
Spring (March, April, May)
 
Summer (June, July, August)
 
Autumn (September, October, November)
 
Winter (December, January, February)
 
Best Season are autumn and spring but trekking can also do in another season too depends on weather condition
 
What about meals and drinking water in MANASLU trek?
 
Nowadays there is available for different types of food menu in around Manaslu trail. Available of different meals such as continental, italic, Chinese, Nepali Indian. On the other hand regarding drinking water, you have to bring water purification tablets from Kathmandu. Next, there is available for safe drinking water in every hotel or you can also buy a bottle of water during trails.
 
Do you have any question about a trip to Nepal?
 
Tell us about your trip to Nepal and what you expect from it. We will answer your questions in 24 hours and help you design a trip with a comfortable itinerary to best meet your needs.
 
1 Group Size
 
2 Travel Dates
 
3 Trip Details
 
4 Contact Details
 
• How will you be traveling?
 
• Couple
 
• Solo Traveler
 
• Family
 
• Group
 
• Number of the child (if you have a child in your family/group) (Optional)
 
Conclusion – Manaslu circuit trek is one of the next best trekking trails in Nepal. We really enjoy with the close views of the Mount Manaslu range which is one of the 8th highest mountains of the world. Manaslu trek is a bit challenging and less crowded trek. You can explore the beautiful virgin territory and spectacular mount Manaslu during round Manaslu trek which is one of the best lifetime achievements.

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