Round Manaslu Treks
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If you are trekking in Nepal, the Round Manaslu Treks is one of the must-do treks in Nepal. It’s got everything for you! It will take you to the foothill of the eighth highest peak, Mt. Manaslu (8,163 m). During the trekking journey, you will trek around the Nepal-Tibet border. Despite its remoteness and isolation, Round Manaslu Treks is still one of the most popular trekking trails in Nepal. The trek offers excellent mountain vistas of the highest mountain, including Mt. Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Well, the Manaslu trail leads through the splendid unspoiled mountain trails. You will get to explore a variety of cultural experiences of the diverse ethnic communities of the Manalsu region. Thus, it is a perfect blend of rich Himalayan culture, exotic wildlife, and stunning views of mountains. In recent days, the Manaslu region has become a popular alternative trekking destination to Annapurna and Everest region.
Round Manaslu Treks will take you around the Manaslu Conservation Area. It is a 23-day trek package that starts at Gorkha and ends at Besi Sahar. Throughout the trek, you will be continuously accompanied by the magnificent view of Mt. Manaslu, the eighth highest mountain in the world. So, this adventurous trek offers you the right dose of adventure. No, any roller coaster can give you the adrenaline rush like this Manaslu trek package!
Best Time To Round Manaslu Trek
Round Manaslu Trek is possible throughout the year. But the best time is during Autumn (September- November) and Spring (March-May). These seasons are favorable as the Manaslu trek weather remains stable and cozy. The temperature is excellent as it will be neither too hot nor too cold. Likewise, with proper gear and preparations, you can even trek during Monsoon and Winter season. However, during monsoon, the trail gets more slippery and wet, so you need to walk carefully. Also, there is a risk of leeches and bugs. So, if you are planning during this time, remember to carry insect repellent. Also, in winter, due to heavy snow-fall, the high-altitude pass is closed.
Round Manaslu Trek Difficulty
Manaslu treks cover approximately 177 kilometers in total distance. So, if you are trekking for the first time, you might find the trek a bit challenging. On average, you need to cover roughly 15 to 20 kilometers per day. Walking into the most remote trail is exciting and adventure, but at the same time, it can be challenging. Sometimes continuously walking for more than 7 hours can be frustrating. Since the trekking trail is less crowded
Round Manaslu Trek Altitude and Elevation
During the Manalsu trek, Larkya La Pass, at 5,123 meters, is the highest point of the trek. The trek begins from Kathmandu at 1,300 meters. During the trek, there is a frequent altitude gain until you reach Larkya La Pass, and from there again, altitude starts declining. There is also a risk of altitude sickness as the highest Manaslu trek altitudes are above 5,000 meters. But it is wise to take the Manaslu trekking route map with yourself, which provides you the detail information regarding the elevations, trek duration, and so on.
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- You will have an insight into the rich Gurung culture of the local villages
- Learn about the different ethnic diversity of remote part of Nepal
- Get close to the lifestyle of the local mountain people
- Explore the exotic floras and faunas throughout the Manaslu Conservation Area
- Cross Larkya La Pass (5,167 m), the highest point of the Manaslu Circuit Trek
- Visit Pungyen Monastery, one of the ancient monasteries in the Himalayas
- Enjoy the dramatic view of Pungyen Glacier, Manaslu Glacier, and Dudh Kunda
Arrival at Kathmandu, transfer to hotel
Full day Kathmandu city tour, hotel
Drive: Kathmandu – Gorkha; Trek Begins: Overnight at lodge
Trek to Kanchok, Overnight at lodge
Trek to Arughat, Overnight at lodge
Trek to Soti Khola, Overnight at lodge
Trek to Machha Khola, Overnight at lodge
Trek to Nero, Overnight at lodge
Trek to Philim, Overnight at lodge
Trek to Umbale, Overnight at lodge
Trek to Namru, Overnight at lodge
Trek to Sama Gompa, Overnight at lodge
Trek to Acclimatization day at Sama Gompa, Overnight at lodge
Trek to Pungen Glacier, Overnight at lodge
Trek to Larkya B. C., Overnight at lodge
Trek to Larkya La crossing - Bimdakhati, Overnight at lodge
Trek to Tilje, Overnight at lodge
Trek to Tal, Overnight at lodge
Trek to Syange, Overnight at lodge
Trek to Besi Sahar, Overnight at lodge
Drive: Besi Sahar - Kathmandu, hotel
Kathmandu free day, hotel
Final departure, transfer to airport
- Hotel in Kathmandu with BB
- Arrival and departure transfers
- All ground transportation as per itinerary
- English speaking guide and necessary number of porters
- TIMS and Manaslu Conservation Area Permit fees
- Manaslu Special Trekking Permit
- Trekking crew salary, food and insurance
- All meals during trekking (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
- All accommodation during trekking (best available lodge)
- Sleeping bag and down jacket if required
- Company branded T-shirt
- Nepali SIM Card
- International airfare
- Travel Insurance
- Emergency Evacuation service
- Hotel in Kathmandu (before and after trip)
- International calls
- Bar bills and personal nature expenses
- Tips for guide and porter
Where is the Round Manaslu Trekking region located?
It is situated in the remote western central region of Nepal in the Gorkha district. It lies all along the borders of Nepal and Tibet.
How difficult is the Round Manaslu Trekking circuit?
This trek is a moderately difficult trek. One should be physically fit enough, as it’s one of the most challenging treks in Nepal. However with plenty of days for acclimatization and short walks you should be able to cope up with the demanding altitude.
How long do I need to walk per day?
You have to walk 6/7 hrs, (approx.15 km). But when you are above 3000 m then the distance will be shorter (more or less 10/12 km.)
Do I need permission for doing the Round Manaslu trek?
Yes! You need a special permission to trek in Manaslu. It is so because the route is situated in a remote and restricted area which is protected under the Manaslu Conservation Plan.
Which are the best months to be on the Round Manaslu Trek?
The Round Manaslu trekking circuit is doable all-round the year. However the best seasons to trek are in the months of September to December and from March to May. During these months you get crystal clear skies with splendid mountain views soothing to the eyes. Besides that the monsoon months of June to mid- September are equally pleasant and warm as it sees very little rainfall making it enjoyable.
Are there any kinds of ATMs facilities available during the Round Manaslu trekking journey?
There is no ATM facility available during the Manaslu circuit trek. Therefore it is always advisable to carry enough money from Kathmandu before you begin your trekking journey
Will I get altitude sickness during the Round Manaslu Trek?
Altitude sickness is part and parcel of the high mountain trekking aspect that more often than not generally occurs.. It is very likely that some trekkers might get altitude sickness during the Round Manaslu trek.
Why is it a better idea to trek with an agency rather than trekking independently?
Trekking independently is doable, but involves seen and unforeseen risks. On the other hand trekking with the recognized agencies gives you the advantage of trekking under a systematic and a well-planned schedule. Most of the time, you will be travelling with a group.
The agency will also provide you with a guide and a porter. Trekking with an agency will be a little more expensive than trekking independently or solo.
Do I need a pre-hand trekking experience to take part in the Round Manaslu Trekking journey?
It is not a compulsory requirement but a certain level of physical fitness would be good for this particular trek. Some parts of the trek are tricky and require professional guidance.
How do I book the Round Manaslu Trek in Nepal?
To book the Round Manaslu Trek in Nepal, Mission Nepal Holidays offers you a number of booking options including:
Wire transfer OR,
Cash on arrival
Do I need travel insurance for the Round Manaslu trekking in Nepal?
Travel insurance in Nepal is one of the wisest things to do which we ideally recommend while traveling to Nepal. Although it is not a legal requirement to have travel insurance while travelling in Nepal but secures your trip in terms of uncertainties.
What about medical treatment during the Round Manaslu Trek?
A simple medical kit can be lifesaving without taking much space in your baggage. You never know what could go wrong; however you need not worry at all. Our guides do carry a medical first aid kit hand with them for treating any kind of basic illness during the trek.
Is the water safe to drink?
Your guide will be in charge of all your water needs. He will make sure all water is boiled and treated with iodine. Iodine is 100% effective in killing the bacteria in water.
Is it possible to communicate with my family during the trek?
You can have easy access to communication but in remote areas we use satellite phones. So communication won’t be an issue.
Is tipping compulsory for guides and porters?
Tipping is not necessary although tipping for guide and staff is good practice, porter and guide expect tip, your tip helps their family.
How can we contact you if we need more information regarding the Round Manaslu Trek?
We are a local trekking company based in Kathmandu. You can contact directly with the following numbers and email addresses:
Landline: +977-01- 4438165 Or +977 9802072870
Why book with us?
- More then 20 years of experience
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