Around Manaslu Circuit trek

Around Manaslu Circuit trek
Around Manaslu Circuit trekking
  • Trip Code: dwt 04
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Total Duration: 12 Days
  • Difficulty Level: Challenging
  • Max. Altitude: 5,160m at Larkya la pass
  • Accommodation: Tea house during the trek
  • Meals: All meals during the trek
  • Transportation: Domestic flight and private vehicle (Transportation)
  • Group Size: 2-12
  • Best Season: Feb, Mar, Apri, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec,
  • Trip Starts: Kathmandu
  • Trip Ends: Kathmandu
  • Trip Category: Manaslu Region Trekking
  • Activity Per Day: Approximately 4-6 hrs walking
12 Days incl. Flights / Bus ...
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US$ 1200
US$ 975

About Trip

The attraction of the under trekked trails of Around Manaslu (8,156m) and the high mountain scenery is hard for trekkers to resist. The Manaslu trek is a tea house trek which circumnavigates the eighth highest peak in the world, with an unfolding phenomenon of natural and cultural beauty.

Trip Highlights
  • A scenic drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola
  • Various views of biodiversity and natural sceneries
  • Cultural exploration between Hindu’s and Buddhists
  • Views of many peaks like Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Annapurna II, Lamjung Himal, Larkay peak etc.
  • Mani walls, Buddhist Stupas, Monasteries along the trail
  • Visiting the Birendra Lake, Punhyen and Larkya Glacier and Mt. Manaslu Base Camp
  • Astonishing trek along the Budi Gandaki river gorge.

Benefits

  • Private transport to and from our hotel in Kathmandu to Kathmandu’s international airport, Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA).
  • Provide pulse oximeter for blood oxygen saturation level monitor to high altitude.    It is an important indicator to recognize early signs of impending altitude sickness and other potentially health risks.
  • Medical Kit.
  • Arrangement of sleeping bags and down jackets if you do not have your own.

Around Manaslu Trek OverView
 

Around Manaslu Trek has all the elements of other treks in Nepal giving an insight of both Hindu and Buddhist cultures(specially Tibetan influence), protected wildlife, rhododendrons and wildflowers, raging rivers, precarious bridges and stunning mountain scenery. The off beaten trails take us through many verdantly rich forests of rhododendron trees blooming beautifully, alpine woods like pine, cedar, birch and juniper and delightful meadows

It offers to enjoy the diverse range of ecosystem, the remote lifestyle of the local inhabitants, influenced by the Tibetan culture and also the fantastic mountains scenery. Modernization and commercialization have not touched the purity of environment and since last few years this quite untouched area is gaining huge popularity and offering the finest trekking experience in Nepalese Himalayan, so trek to Manaslu will be a time-travel experience.

Manaslu circuit trek gets really relaxing With beautiful landscapes, rivers fall and forests, It offers superb views of stunning peaks such as Lamjung Himal (6,983m), Annapurna (8,091), Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Himalchuli (7,893m) and Ganesh Himal range. Situated along the border of Nepal and Tibet, we will experience and witness the culture and lifestyle of both Hindus and Buddhists up there. A thrilling new route circumnavigating the World's eighth highest peak, Manaslu (8,163m) was officially opened to trekkers in 1991. In terms of challenging, it is comparable with Annapurna Circuit Trek or Everest Base Camp trek. The highlight is undoubtedly the spectacular unhindered views of Manaslu and the cultural variety.

Our Journey towards Around Manaslu Circuit trek begins with a long drive from Kathmandu to Arughat(126.5km) then to Soti hours Khola which would approximately take about 8 to 9  and on our ride we can see the green mountains and rivers flowing by our side. We will also enjoy the beautiful scene of nature when coming across pleasant alpine meadows and pouring waterfalls. Our First Exciting trek from Soti Khola to Sama Gaon will be an adventurous and a challenging trek with full of surprises from nature. Hiking through the beautiful Sal and bamboo forests up there to climb on the ridge above the big rapids of Budhi Gandaki river and spotting the national bird or a grey langur monkey is a stirring experience for every one of us. Tibetan prayer flags, mani stones will be seen along the trail. In fact, in Sama Gaon, We will be spending an extra night to acclimatize our body for future higher elevation by visiting the Manaslu Base camp 6,500 metres (21,300 ft) or the Birendra Lake. Further following to our destination we’ll be trekking to Larkya La Pass (5,160m), Our eyes will get a remarkable view of Mt. Manaslu and also the Larkya glacier. After leaving our footprints on the Larkya La Pass summit, a stunning panoramic view of many peaks like Himlung Himal, Kang Guna etc will be waiting for us to give a feast to our eyes. Hiking Ahead  We’ll descend down the trail leading us to a large meadow in Bhimtang then further continuing to Dharapani where we ride the local transportation back to Kathmandu.

Around the Manaslu circuit trek gives you the lifetime experience of viewing panoramic scenes of mountain ranges, glaciers and mostly the chance to see the unique cultural blend of Buddhists and Hindus. For those who want a more relaxing trek, our 16 days Manaslu Circuit trekking  would be ideal.

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Note: Discovery world Trekking would like to recommend all our valuable clients that they should add an extra day at Kathmandu  at  weekdays (Not in the weekend) before we start our Around Manaslu Circuit trek next day after for Manaslu special permit process where we need your original  Passport with Nepali visa at Immigrant Office Nepal and also for official Briefing as proper mental guidance and necessary information just to have a recheck of equipment and goods for the journey to make sure you haven't forgotten anything and if forgotten, then make sure that you are provided with those things ASAP on that very day at our office. On our way, we'll be travelling in public buses but if you want a bit comfortable ride as the road is not that good we can provide you jeep at some extra cost as simple cars can't go there. 

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1 : Drive to Arughat ( 126.5 km/78 miles ), then drive to Soti Khola Distance( 36 km/ 22 miles) (730m/2896ft) – about 6-8 hrs

Driving in the Prithvi Highway; occident from Kathmandu, we will be exceeding by a beautiful river view of the Trishuli river. From Dhading Bensi, we will be driving to Arughat where the roads will be boisterous. After an early forenoon breakfast, we will be prelude our tour with a scenic drive to Arughat, ensuing to Soti Khola. Arughat being a huge settlement, it is aggregate on both sides of the Budhi Gandaki river connected by a suspension bridge. The next two hours’ drive will take us to Soti Khola. In the first few hours, we will reach Dhading Bensi which is the district headquarters of Dhading (1050m). Manaslu and Ganesh Himal range, small villages following the Budhi Gandaki river. Along the way we will see elegant mountain scenery resembling Mt. In this long drive, we will be stopping for multiple breaks and for lunch as well.

Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel with included all standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).

Day 2 : Soti Khola to Khorla Bensi (970m/ 3182ft) Walking Distance (12.3km/ 7.6miles) – 7 to 8hrs

After a long ride previous days today we’ll be crossing the Soti Khola, we’ll sightseeing the spectacular waterfall, and we’ll have a gentle walk through beautiful sal forests towards Khorla besi which climbs onto a ridge above the huge rapids on the Buri Gandaki. Across the Budhi Gandaki on the towering hillside are views with reminiscent of the Annapurna Circuit between Bahundanda and Syange. The trial goes and pass via rice terraces, then up and around the mountain with half-hour walk takes to Lapubesi. Hiking Ahead wide path opens and Budhi Gandaki meanders among wide gravel bars. Fortunately, We’ll also have glimpse of Shringi Himal. The route heads down again to Nauli Khola over a long suspension bridge, eventually the trial traverses beside three isolated chortens together, heralding the arrival in Machha Khola. We’ll continues the route following a serene and pleasant route through lush landscape as we make our way up the picturesque Buri Gandaki Valley. The trail passes Woods, fertile fields, tributary streams and waterfalls and makes a brief climb to Lapu Besi and on to Khorlebesi.In this way, our 2nd day of Around Manaslu Trek will be successful.

Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel with included all standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).

Day 3 : Khorla Bensi to Philim (1590m/5217ft) – 7 to 8 hrs

After a long exciting and adventurous trek towards Khorla Besi, We’ll hike up to the ridge above Fast rapids in the Buri Gandaki and continuing to Korsani. Hike along Korsani trial now gets a bit more challenging as we climbs over a large rock and crosses a stream on a single log on bridge, then leaves its way up and down again to the banks of the Buri Gandaki. We’ll continues upward steeping rocky trial to the Gurung village of Labishe. Crossing the path of village we’ll reach to Machha Khola. We trek through narrow valley of Buri Gandaki river and more cultivated than previous day. The view of Ganesh Himal and Shringi Himal is just magnificent like nature’s gift. In this way, our 3rd day of Around Manaslu Trek will be successful.

Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel with included all standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).

Day 4 : Philim to Ghab (2250m/7382ft) - 6 to 7 hrs

After a spectacular trek previous day , Our journey takes us further up the river along the valley of the Budhi Gandaki River. Today path ahead will be much less steeply. We’ll hike towards Chisapani which is less than hour walk from Philim where trial turns towards north as we can see traverses terraced fields of Ekle Bhatti, we;ll enters a steep George and descends grassy slopes dotted with tall pine trees in the woods. After Crossing the Budhi Gandaki bridge, we see large Shar Khola and Tsum valley joining the Budhi Gandaki on the opposite bank. We’ll continue the route which makes its way up the western side Where the valley finally widens, offering us a pleasant walk through bamboo forest to Deng. With all our excitement we’ll climb all the way to Bihi Phedi, crossing the Sringi Khola, heading towards the west up of the Budhi Gandaki valley, climbing steeply and traverse with more ups and downs in forests,we’ll be passing an occasional maniwalls, then contours to Ghap Finally. The mani wall in Ghap has particularly elegant carvings. Culture, lifestyle and Houses are completely are alike Tibetan. In this way, our 4th day of Around Manaslu Trek will be successful.

Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel with included all standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).

Day 5 : Ghap to Lho (3180m/10433ft)- 5 to 6 hrs

After a healthy Breakfast, Today our destination trial passes beneath a large overhanging rock mountains , crossing the Budhi Gandaki, we’ll pass through tree streams in a forest where we can see big firs alive with birds, including the Danphe or impeyan pheasant – Nepal's national bird, a tribe of grey langur monkey, Hiking up through deep forest of fir, rhododendron, and bamboo and enters Namrung through a stone archway. Namrung has a picturesque stretch of buildings From Namrung, we head towards upper Nupri- the dialect changes to a form of Tibetan.With long days awaits for us, We’ll climb past a mani wall, then continue up through forest of firs, rhododendrons, and oaks, passe through a stone orch and enter Lihi-exhibit the unusual architecture of this region. We’ll be blessed with spectacular Manaslu, Manaslu North (7,157m), and Naike Peak(5,515m), which appears at the head of the valley. This trial towards Lho climbs past a small stream to Lho. Lho is a big village with a Gompa, a rough stone archway at the entrance and Tibetan-style chorten and huge mani wall. In this way, our 5th day of Around Manaslu Trek will be successful.

Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel with included all standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).

Day 6 : Lho to Samagaun (3530m/11581 ft) Walking Distance (17.2 km/10.6miles)- 4 to 5 hrs

From Lho today we’ll be enjoying the surprising survey of many mountains on the passage. We will be excessively the torpidness gate and a long mani testicle bailey of the clachan as we get to see the Ngadi Chuli; Peak 25,823ft (7,879m), HiunChuli (7,893m) forth of us in Shyala village. From Shyala, the passing takes us up and easily after down to the affluent that originates from the glacier of Pungyen. Following the side moraine of the Pungyen glacier, we vanish through many chortens and monasteries with enormous prayer compass. The hiking gradually increases and becomes challenging as we cross the crest and trek in and out of the gulch of ThosangKhola. Descending down into a rock-strewn moraine across the defense, we emerge into an edge that examine the widespread fields of Samagaon

Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel with included all standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).

Day 7 : Rest day in Samagaon (3,530m)

In this long journey, we acclimatize at Samagaon to adjust to the thin air as we are in a higher elevation. We will not stay idle but will explore this village of Buddhist culture. We will be noticing the lifestyles of the locals and experiencing their culture. Additionally, we have other explorations planned as well. The options include to hike to the Manaslu Base Camp or continue to Birendra Lake and then climb the ridge to Pungyen Monastery. This monastery is in the south of Samagaon which is about two and half hours’ hike. It is hidden behind the ridge in front of Manaslu and gives us tremendous view of the glaciers. Birendra Tal is a glacial lake at 3,450m where ice blocks tumble into the lake with thunder displays. Samagaon is indeed an interesting place for acclimatization.

Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel with included all standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).

Day 8 : Samagaun to Samdo (3875m/12713ft) Walking Distance (5.1km/3.1miles)– 3 to 4 hrs

The trek today is comparatively more interesting and pleasant. We will be crossing the pasture areas and ascending to the valley. The trail leads us to forests with juniper and birch where we enjoy the beauty of the nature. As we reach down the Budhi Gandaki river, we will be crossing the wooden bridge over it and climb up steeply across the river. We will be getting an amazing view of the mountains, specially Manaslu as we will be reaching Samdo, which is a Tibetan refugee village. Upon reaching Samdo, we will also explore the village and the surrounding hills

Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel with included all standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).

Day 9 : Samdo to Dharamsala (4480m/14698ft) Walking Distance (11.7 kilometers / 7.2 miles)– 3 to 4 hrs

With an exciting day ahead, we walk down the edge through fields and old mani walls, crossing the wooden bridge over the BudhiGanadaki river. We begin walking upward of the valley. We will be noticing the mani walls and the prayer flags hung on the route, signifying the closeness of the Larkya La Pass. After crossing two streams, we will witness the Larkya Glacier which is unquestionably magnificent. As we enjoy the view, we further trek around the valley of SalkhaKhola and climb up again reaching the stone guest house (4,450m). The stone guest house is not a lodge but it is a kind of shelter better known as Dharamsala or Larkya La Phedi. Today’s day would be a gratifying day as we will get an amazing view of the Larkya Glacier and the amazing view of Mt. Manaslu in a great angle. The short trek today gives us plenty of time later onwards to acclimatize and relax.

Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel with included all standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).

Day 10 : Dharamsala to Bhimtang (3720m/12205ft) via crossing Larkya la Pass (5,160m/16929ft) Walking Distance ( 24.7 km/15.3 miles ) – 8 to 9 hrs

The exciting part of the journey awaits for us, as we will be trekking around the Manaslu circuit crossing the Larkya La Pass (5,100m). After an early morning breakfast, we will leave Dharamsala as it will be a whole day trek. The weather being the most important factor, it will decide if the trek becomes more challenging as strong winds and a storm could possibly occur. We being by crossing the moraine, descending down to a small lake. The trail begins to be rough and unclear as we have to cross the south of steep grassy slope. Our route stays on the moraine to an edge which is marked by two landmarks. The prayer flags mark that the route is visible, so that we can continue trekking. Carefully trekking ahead, we will descend to four frozen lakes then finally climbing a steep trail to the pass. The four frozen lakes look undeniably striking. From the Larkya pass, we get outstanding panoramic views of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kang Guru and the great Annapurna II. As we live in the moment and admire the beauty of the nature, the trail takes us to the top of the moraine, heading to the west and making a steep, rough bends. We further cross the moraine then descend gently to another grassy moraine at 4,450m. As we have descended, the trail becomes easier to walk in and then we reach a small meadow. The valley begins to widen as we near the large meadow, mani walls and small houses that indicate we have reached Bhimthang

Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel with included all standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).

Day 11 : Bhimtang to Dharapani (1910m/6266ft)- 7 to 8 hrs

Todays our destination will be Dharapani, From Bimtang after a early breakfast, we’ll heads towards trail crossing over the side of the moraine and descend to the headwaters of the Dudh Khola, and crosses a wooden bridge, then into pine and rhododendron woods to Hompuk (3,430m) with a rock shelter. We can see the rhododendrons unique appearance in a wide range of colors, sheep, horses and monkeys fill the forest. The panoramic view of Phungi, Manaslu, Manaslu north peak, Cheo Himal and Himlung Himal, are clearly visible on our ways. We’ll decend downhill for 30 minute in the forested area to reach the meadow of Sangore Kharka. Then we’ll be crossing a landslide before making a steep climb to a ridge decorated with prayer flags makeing the environmental view like paradise. We again make a descent towards the river bank at Gho(2,575m).The route continues down with a few ups, mostly through fields, but also through some dense pine forest. In Less than an hour walk through fields and intermittent stands of rhododendron and oak we’ll arrive at Tilije, a very mixed of ethnic community settlement. After having lil bit of taste of Tilije, we again continue our trek via village through a stone arch, crossing the Dudh Khola and following along its embankment we’ll be descending through scrub forest. The walls of the Marsyangdi Valley loom larger and finally the houses of Dharapani appears in the distance. Passing through Thonje via a wooden bridge and through a chorten-shaped arch, we’ll finally arrive where Dharapani lies across a long suspension bridge over the Marsyangdi.

Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel with included all standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).

Day 12 : From Dharapani We’ll Drive to Besisahar (760m/2493ft) – 4 to 5 hrs then drive back to Kathmandu-7 hrs

Today we will be on the road the whole day. After an early morning breakfast, we leave from Dharapani to Besishar on a local jeep or a bus which will approximately take about four to five hours. The drive will be scenic as we will pass many villages, Marsyangdi river, bhulbhule town an Khudi. According to the schedule, we should be reaching Besisahar at least before 3 pm so that we can catch the last bus to Kathmandu. In case the time is not favorable with us, we will have to extend a day in the itinerary. After catching a bus that takes us back to Kathmandu, we will be getting the sight of the Marsyangdi river meeting the Trishuli river as we head west in the Prithivi Highway. The drive has many beautiful and natural scenery that pleases our eyes with terraced lands a last few glimpses of the peaks.
Note-If time goes beyond this due to delay by unforeseen or unexpected cause, one day in itinerary is highly recommended. Upon arrival in Besisahar, then after, we make start by bus on a journey back to Kathmandu. The road follows along the scenic Marsyangdi River Valley and then meets the Trishuli River as we head west along the Prithvi Highway. Along the way we will have good views of the lush scenery and terraced farmland and perhaps even some final glimpses of the mountains.

Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel with included all standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).

Cost Details

Cost Includes
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Arughat to soti khola and from Dharapani to Kathmandu by public bus.

  • All Standard Meals (12 Lunch, 11 Dinners and 12 Breakfasts)  during the trek.

  • Best Possible Teahouse, lodge accommodation (Generally twin Sharing room)- 11 Nights

  • Government License holder English Speaking Discovery World Trekking experienced and qualified trek leader,(8 or above trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and porter to help trekkers luggage. (2 trekkers:1 porter "9 kg per trekker max limit")

  • Coverage of Guides and Porters, Their meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation, and other necessary equipment

  • Manaslu special permit with Conservation Area Permit, and Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) fees

  • Water purification tablets for safe drinking water

  • Snacks (cookies) and Seasonal fresh fruits every day

  • All government, Local taxes and official Expenses

  • Assistance in arranging rescue operation in case of complicated health condition (funded by travel insurance)

  • Souvenir - A company's T-shirt & Cap

  • Discovery World Trekking’s appreciation of certificate after the successful trek

  • Farewell Dinner at the end of the trek

Cost Excludes
  • International flight airfare

  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees for multiple Entries on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport- (15 days - $25-30, 30 days- $40-50 and 90 days- $100-110)

  • Excess baggage charges (Limit is 9 kg per Person)

  • All Accommodation and meals in Kathmandu, before and after  we start our journey

  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival or late departure, early return from the trek.

  • Personal expense  (shopping, snacks, boil bottle water, hot and cold drinks, hot shower, Alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee),  extra porters etc

  • Personal clothing and gear

  • Travel insurance which has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation compulsory

  • Tips for guide and porters (Recommended by the Culture)

  • Additional costs or delays caused by out of management control, for example, landslide, weather condition, itinerary modification due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes etc.

  • All the costs and expenses which are not listed in "cost includes" will be counted as Excludes

 

Thank you for choosing DWT! We will do everything within our means to take care of you and ensure an enjoyable trip of a lifetime in Nepal!

Trip Note

The beginning of the journey towards Around Manaslu Circuit Trek

You will arrive in Nepal, Kathmandu at Tribhuvan International Airport as that is the only international airport. An overnight stay in a hotel in Kathmandu is required upon the arrival which is not included in package cause there are a variety of hotels, lodge and homestays (Budget and luxury both) from which you can choose any of them online very easily and even we can do it for you but it's up to you. As you'll be in a new place it's generally hard to navigate place around so if you want us to recommend or manage hotels for you on arrival, we'll be pleased to do that for our all valuable clients, Then the next day, in the early morning we will start our journey via private vehicle.

Don't Worry, We'll Pick You!

When you're new to any place, it's really hard to find places and many tourists have complained about the expensive taxi fare so,  Discovery World Trekking provides free airport arrival and departure transfer on any flight for Around Manaslu Circuit Trek package. You will be received from our representative crew from Discovery World Trekking regardless of the flight you take holding a pamphlet of your name and our company name with a warm-hearted welcome with either a khada or a marigold garland and you’ll be escorted to your hotel with all comfort possible

Accommodation Details During The Trek

The Manaslu Circuit trek 12 days is a long trek with 11 nights at a mountain local lodges that provide basic facility and will make you feel homely with the warm hospitality of the local people. There is an excellent range of hotels for all kind of budgets. The accommodation is almost twin sharing basis- bed with mattresses, blanket and pillows. Tho DWT will provide attached bathroom in every possible lodge, in some places, there can be a shared bathroom at higher elevation areas. Two nights Hotels in Kathmandu is required as you would want to rest before and after the trek which is not included in the package as There is the excellent range of hotels for all kind of budgets available which you can easily book online or we can manage for you if you want us to do. Discovery World Trekking has good public relation with local service providers in the Himalaya region.

Note - Hot showers, Wi-Fi will be available at an extra cost in possible places

The Meals

Our trek is all over high elevations around world’s 8th highest peak which means your body needs enough carbohydrate, protein, nutrition as food is fuel (Dalh bhat Power 24 Hour) for the body to hike on such humongous Himalayan trails. The meal in this trek is very convenient but not as in cities.

There will be 12 Breakfasts, 12 Lunch and 11 Dinners  provided in the trek.

Some of the popular menu items are -

Twelve breakfasts - ( Oatmeal, Corn Flakes, French toast with Jam, Butter, Cheese, and Honey Tibetan bread or Chapati Local tsampa porridge, Hashed brown eggs, Varieties of eggs (Omelets) Pancakes Muesli Breads Fruits and Vegetables Hot drinks like varieties of teas and coffees Hot chocolates etc)

Twelve lunch - (Dhal, Bhat & Tarkari (Dalh Bhat power 24 hour)  Tibetan Bread Various Soups items Sherpa Stew Steaks Sandwiches Momo (dumplings) Macaroni dishes Tenduk Spaghetti Noodles Thukpa Pasta Vegetable curry Potatoes items Vegetable and salad Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed) Snakes (Papad, Prawn) Desserts items (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), etc)

Eleven Dinners -( Dhal, Bhat & Tarkari Tibetan Bread Various Soups items Sherpa Stew Steaks Sandwiches Momo (dumplings) Macaroni dishes Tenduk Spaghetti Noodles Thukpa Pasta Vegetable curry Potatoes items Vegetable and salad Pizza (,Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed) Snacks (Papad, Prawn) Korean Raman Desserts items (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), Hard Drinks Steaks, etc.)

are available on the menu during the trek. The best selected from the menu of the lodge which will be fresh, hygienic, tasty and nutritious. The menu is a combination of traditional local, Asian and western cuisine almost everywhere but as we go up close, the menu list will be shorted. We highly recommend liquids green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, ginger tea and garlic soup(must) etc. at high altitude and also the fresh vegetable items for health benefit.

Tho plenty of non-veg item will be available we won’t recommend any of them because meat in such places is not hygienic and healthy during the trek. We highly encourage to avoid dairy and cheesy items and strongly suggest not to consume Alcoholic drinks, caffeinated items, hot chocolates as experts suggest to avoid such items during such high elevation treks.

Note - All Personal Bills (Alcoholic Drinks, Hot and Cold Drinks) in tea house/ Lodges or in cafe except Standard Meals(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with seasonal fruits) are excluded from Package.

Best Time for  Around Manaslu Circuit Trek

The weather conditions you’ll experience depend largely on the time of the year you trek. Normally, the temperature slightly rises during the wet season, as this is actually summer in Nepal.

March is the starting months of spring seasons. Actually, it offers bearable climate i.e. neither too hot in the lower altitude nor too cold in the higher altitude. Also, the lodges which are closed are opened from this month.

May remarks the end of the spring season and temperatures start to increase. The climate is little hot and humid during this month. At the lower altitude, trekkers feel getting sweat in the daytime. Whereas, the temperature remains mild at the higher altitude.

Thus, due to heavy rainfall, the trekking in this region becomes too difficult. As the trails become muddy, slippery and the chance of landslides and floods is also high.

The temperatures tend to slightly decrease due to continuous rainfall but the humidity increase. However, during the early days, you’ll find a few trekkers on the trail.

Autumn season is the peak trekking season in Nepal. Once again, this post-monsoon season brings back stable weather conditions. The skies are clear, the temperature is stable, warm days and cool nights.

Usually, around mid-December the locals of Samdo village move downwards to Pokhara to escape the cold. Thus, most of the teahouses are closed only a few people remain behind to look after the village.

Since January is the coldest month of the year, you have to do enough struggle to pass the extremely cold night. Thus, only a few people can make their way to Manaslu Circuit during this month.

There is no vast difference between the temperature in February and January. However, at the end of the month, the few lodges are open.

Note: Nevertheless the above is an indication only. You may encounter other weather patterns than the season you may be travelling in. Being subject to so many influences, it will never be extremely hot but rain, snow, and wind can never be discarded completely.

Winter brings good opportunity for photography with the best view of the mountain and landscapes. However, due to heavy snowfall, the high pass might be closed during this season. Also, you might get an encounter with the winter storm during January.

In early spring, the temperature is still cold and by the end of the season, the temperature slowly starts to get warm. The monsoon starts from the mid-June and temperature starts to cool down. The forest trail becomes lush green and you’ll have the ample of opportunity to see beautiful landscapes with a variety of endemic flora and fauna.

Layers are the key while dressing for the Manaslu Circuit trail. Probably you’ll begin your day with a light t-shirt. Around the late morning, it’ll be sunny. At this point, you can change into short sleeves or shorts. Again the temperatures start to get down in the later afternoon and reach the low after sundown.

During the autumn season, while trekking below 3,500m in the daytime you’ll be comfortable in a t-shirt and light sweater. Above 4,000 m you might require a fleece jacket. During the winter season, nighttime temperatures decrease significantly, the down jacket and sleeping bag are essential to keep you warm.

If you’re planning to come during monsoon season, know that the season requires insect repellent, sunscreen, and sunglasses. Besides, you must bring waterproof clothing as rainfall can fall at any time of the year. For the rainy season, you can use a rain jacket or rain poncho as an outer shell.

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January to February

This time is the coldest, especially from early January to early February. This when there is heavy snowfall in the mountain and can result to extreme cold temperature. Though the daytime may be warm and admirable with clear skies, the night time would be extremely cold. It would not be suggested to trek during this time because the trek is challenging itself and the snow would make it tougher.

March to April

This is the best time of the season to trek in the Around Manaslu Circuit Trek. The weather is very favourable through the trek. Stunning views of the Mt. Manaslu and glaciers will be seen. Temperatures may start increasing from the mid of March and with clear skies, snow mountains will be seen at their best. Many trekkers often succeed their expedition in this time. On the journey, the rhododendron flowers will be blooming at its best with a variety of colours.

May to June

This is also the perfect time for trekking right before the rainfall. Nepal starts its rainfall from the end of June till mid of August. The season of spring and summer makes the trek much more enjoyable.

July to August

The rainfall hits at its peak during this time. Due to rainfall, it would not be advisable to trek during this season as the difficulty would rise. The trails would be very slippery. As we would have to trek to Larkya La Pass which is challenging, the trail would be very difficult and risky.

September to October

This is also one of the perfect seasons for the Around Manaslu Circuit trek. This season is the peak of tourists due to the favourable weather. As the monsoon slowly ends, a perfect trekking climate sets itself. The temperature goes up to 20 degrees in the daytime and falls down to 5 degrees during the night time. This season is when trekkers enjoy trekking the most, with a clear sky, and an amazing view of the mountains. It is highly recommended as it’s the best time for the Manaslu Circuit trek, usually between mid-September to end. Tourists in this season are also attracted by the main festival of Nepal; Dashain and Tihar.

November to December

As winter slowly begins, snow falls begin in the Manaslu region and it eventually tough to trek. Nights will start to get colder. November is the busy season as it is the clearest month with sparkling days. The daytime temperatures are very stable and constant and due to this, the view of the clear blue sky and the mountain is phenomenal. From December, the temperature starts to get cold and begins to snow.

Please Note: The weather in the Mountain region can be unpredictable and the temperature may change quickly from day to night.

Acclimatization

In this day of the trek, We have options to explore the village, hike to the Around Manaslu Base camp or trek to the Pungyen Monastery. As it’s the day of acclimatization, you can have a manual checkup, Our trekking leader and guide have extensive first aid training and well -experienced in the Himalaya we urge to inform your group leader and guide at first signs of the symptoms if any, we guarantee your health will be at reliable hands. The best way is to take your time and drink plenty of water at least 4 litres a day. If it is severe the only cure for altitude sickness is to descend immediately. Your trek leader or guide will suggest precautions. For the day to spend, we will be acclimatizing in Samagaon.

Please note that your group leader has the ultimate responsibility to decide or stop your ascent based on your overall condition. Altitude sickness is commonly faced by many trekkers and will need immediate treatment and shouldn’t be left ignored. It is essential to keep in mind that some are more vulnerable than other.

Trip Grade: Fitness level, Medical, and Health

The hiking will be from 5 to 7 hours a day depending the on the destination, taking regular breaks where we admire the mountain views. The trek routes involve long climbs, steep descents and a steep forward trail in the rocky paths and the forests as well. This trek is not recommended to those who suffer from sensitive medical conditions such as heart or lungs disease. To go on such treks, the fitter, the more comfortable and enjoyable the journey will be. If you have an experience or enjoy trekking, this may be an advantage for you. The Manaslu Circuit trek is a challenging yet a rewarding trek.

Trekking group/single

The group will be generally 2 to maximum up to 12 people on the trek. The group of twelve and above will be accompanied by a leader and supported by an assistant guide and porters. We also organize single private trek in Annapurna based on your own holiday time frame. This will be led by one of our highly competent and well-experienced guides

A typical day on the 12 Days Around Manaslu Trek

Every day will be rewarded with a unique experience of trekking, climbing in the ring scenery, taking photos and exploring the local villages. During the expedition, we are accompanied by experienced, friendly and qualified expert Sherpa’s sharing information and historical facts about the places as we trek. We will also be accompanied by the porters who carry our luggage’s. However, we will be carrying our small regular day bag pack of necessary items. The day starts with an early morning hot cup of tea/coffee. After packing our bags and gorging on a wholesome breakfast, we set off on the day’s walk around 7 AM to 8 AM, depending on the duration and nature of the day’s walk. After trekking for three to four hours, lunch will be served around midday on the route to the next destination and we continue after about an hour of rest. The afternoon walk is generally shorter; about two to three hours. Once we reach our overnight lodge/tea house/tent, we snack on the extra dietary food. We will have free time to explore nearby places. Dinner is served around 6 PM to 7 PM. After dinner and before going to bed, we indulge in friendly conversations and discuss the experience of that day. The expedition leader/guide will brief us about the next day’s plan. After this briefing, we enjoy on board games like monopoly, cards and watch available mountaineering documentaries. Most of the foreigners indulge in light and fun learning of Nepalese language from our crew or read books before heading off to bed for a well-deserved sleep.

Communication on trek Around Manaslu Circuit Trek

On the Around Manaslu circuit Trek, the use of internet service will be available at the lodges with some extra service charge. You can contact your family and friends via the lodges, but once we reach high altitudes communication will be through the phone for safety proposes.

We'll communicate all our valuable clients through our leader to at least once in a day to make sure you're fine, safe, feel right and have everything up there. You'll always be connected to Kathmandu's DWT office for any kind of help during the trek. Also, depending on the kind of network you use, there will be the signal but not very strong before the high altitude. On your request, we can provide you with a separate local sim card (Most of the places have wifi service available with an extra cost) for good access of connecting.

Note-  Normally Wi-Fi works every part of the trek in lodge/lodges which will be provided with an extra cost. 

Extra personal expenses on trekking

Discovery World Trekking tries to provide all extra expenses excluded from the package. Meals and accommodations in Kathmandu are up to our clients themselves as all kind of hotels/lodges (both luxury & budget) can be booked easily online or even we can do it for on request. All our valuable clients will have to bring personal spending money with them to cover costs of accommodations in Kathmandu, visa process, travel insurance policy purchase, beverages, snacks for the trek, hot and cold drinks, tips to the trekking crew members, souvenirs etc. We recommend bringing cash (dollars) which can be changed to rupees here cause during the trek only Nepalese currency is accepted.

Electricity and battery recharge, water on trekking

Throughout the lodges at The Around Manaslu Circuit trek, electricity for the camera and mobile battery recharge is available by paying in price at all lodges. Most of the lodges have hydroelectricity and some of them have used the solar panels. Water during the trek, you can buy either packed mineral water from local lodges and en route shop or filling boiled water with an extra cost. A water purification pill is suggested into drinking water.

Note-  You shouldn't drink water from river, tap, well up there cause it might not be drinkable as it seems

Travel Insurance Policy

This trip grade is ranked the challenging difficult as it entails the risk of high altitude trekking, potential altitude sickness and other unforeseen events including sudden climate changes.

Travel insurance is a significant part of our booking condition for The Manaslu circuit trek. All the members of trekking the must provide a copy of their comprehensive travel insurance policy certificate to Discovery World Trekking. The policy must cover medical and emergency repatriation inclusive of helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at high altitude (up to 6000m) for trekking members.

We can recommend insurance companies to help you but we don’t directly get involved in the sale of insurance policy. Members can be refused to be included in the trekking based on insufficient, improper or absence of travel insurance policy.

Trekking members are kindly requested to send their detailed insurance information once they book for the trekking. In case of emergency situations, we will be using the insurance policy and informational documents you sent us. This will help us arrange a quick and effective rescue operation, transfer for emergency medical help etc. Please ensure that the insurance company includes the cost incurred for mountain rescue service at the highest elevation of the trekking.

Note- Before you buy travel insurance (Don't just believe them what they say in their website) make sure you call them and recheck if they have Heli-rescue and evacuation up to 6000m according to your trekking height.

Passport and visa

All foreigners except Indians, require a visa to enter Nepal. Visa is available on arrival in the Tribhuvan international airport. Visa can be extended at the central immigration office www.immigratiion.gov.np The visa application will require at least a passport of 6 months’ validity, and a passport size photo. The current cost of visa fee is the US $40 for 30 days which have to be paid in cash. Citizens of China and the SAARC countries will receive a free visa. There are certain countries (Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan)that may not receive the visa on arrival and so you will have to contact your local Nepalese embassy.

Money exchange

Nepali Rupees (NPR/Rs) is the local currency.

(1 USD = ~ Rs.100-112 NPR).

We can exchange most of the foreign currencies through local banks and legitimate money exchanges in Kathmandu and all over Thamel. Small amounts of cash can also be exchanged at the hotel.

The ongoing rate of exchange is visibly displayed. The government of Nepal has banned the import, export and use of 500 and 1000 Indian Rupee note in Nepal. You should ensure that you are not carrying these notes on arrival in Nepal as they will be confiscated and you may also be fined.

Despite having security advantage of traveller's cheque, we prefer cash exchange to avoid hassles like a lengthy process and high rate of commission at the banks. You can withdraw cash (in Rupees only) from one of the many ATMs in Kathmandu and Thamel itself. There are quite several ATMs that are open around the clock. The maximum withdrawal amount is 35,000 Rupees for a 500 Rupees processing fee if you are using your foreign card. If you use the money exchange facility at banks and financial institutions the service fee charge imposed is about four percent or more depending upon the bank.

Note- Most of the established banks in Asia will not accept foreign currency notes that are old, torn or faded. Please ensure that you have new, clean notes

How Much Luggage can I take during 12 Days Around Manaslu Circuit Trek?

The weight limit for your luggage is 9 kg per trekker, Porters will be assigned to carry your luggage, Two people will be assigned with one porter, combined luggage should not exceed more than 18 kgs. We never overload our porters. but a should carry your own knapsack or backpack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. Only carry what is essentials, You can leave any excess baggage either at your hotel or at the Discovery World Trekking store for free and it'll be completely safe.

Note-  We'll recheck everything (Luggage, equipment, etc) in our briefing before we start our journey in our Office.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Safety

Discovery World Trekking guarantees our valuable client’s safety, security, and satisfaction. Safety is the utmost important concern for us. For the trek, we will be carrying all the necessary gears, equipment, and first aid kits. Our leaders and guides have vast knowledge and have extensive first aid training. If a trekker falls sick due to the altitude, it is entirely up to the trekker to decide if he/she will further continue as health is very important. In case of emergency, the rescue helicopter will always be ready to bring you back from the higher elevation. During the trek, every group will be together so that everyone is safe and won't wander off alone.

Equipment lists for  Around Manaslu Circuit Trek

It is recommended to carry the basic clothing and accessories needed for the trek. The followings are suggestions that should be brought, although we understand that our clients have their own preference for clothing. Porters will be carrying the main luggage which should not exceed more than 20kg. Equipment can be hired in Kathmandu as well.

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Winter hat or insulating hat or Wide-brimmed hat
  • Headlight with extra batteries

Face

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglass with UV protection
  • Face/body wipes
  • Hands
  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight winter gloves

Body

  • Hiking shirts
  • Long sleeved shirt
  • Hooded rain jacket
  • Fleece jacket
  • Lightweight cotton pants
  • T-Shirt (bring Lightweight wool)
  • Polypropylene underwear
  • Down jacket (available in rent in Kathmandu)
  • Sweater
  • Waterproof jacket and pants

Foot wear

  • Hiking Boots
  • Thick wool socks (Take an extra pairs of thick light socks)

Essential gear

  • Backpack or daypack (Size depends on whether you take porter or not).
  • Thermal bottle
  • Water purification
  • Trekking pole
  • Sleeping bag (-15 bag is best in the high-altitude trekking)

Toiletries

  • Medium size drying towel
  • Tooth brush
  • Tooth paste
  • Deodorant floss
  • Bio degradable bar soap
  • Nail clippers
  • Small mirror

Personal accessories

  • Money
  • Watch
  • Cell phone
  • Camera

Extra items

  • First aid kit
  • Extra passport photos and photocopies of passport
  • Notebook and pen
  • Binoculars

Responsible travel Company

We strongly believe that our environment has to be protected as tourism may bring negative effects on it. We highlight the positive aspects of tourism on the environment. Furthermore, Discovery World Trekking works together with Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) and organizes eco-friendly trips about the most environmentally sensitive and culturally rewarding that meet the expectation of both travelers and communities.

Discovery World Trekking Crews

During the Around Manaslu Circuit Trekking, you will be accompanied by our local best trained and well-experienced guides/sherpas to make your journey even more comfortable and memorable. All guides are well trained licensed with the prior experience they have spent years trekking / climbing the peak all over the world.  Porters will also be assigned to carry your luggage. Two people will be assigned one porter, combined luggage should not exceed more than 18 kgs. We never overload our porters. A proportion of one porter for two members and one assistant guide with 8 members. If required we can also have one porter per person. Our crew members are the local people of high Himalaya remote areas and their physical endurance and heredity nature can live easily and comfortably at high altitude without being affected. All our staff are very valuable to us, they are well paid and we take care of their insurance, clothing, food and lodging throughout the expedition. All our Guides and Porters receive Medical care when ill or injured. We always make sure that they are happy as we believe that only happy people can make others happy The local expert trek leader to guide you is specialized under the following subject. We provide basic accommodation for our guides and porters or tent with the sleeping gear we also provided them with food and warm drinks.

  • Intensive wilderness first Aid

  • Authorized certificate of Trekking Guide Training
  • Fluency speaking English and other major Languages
  • Conservation and biodiversity
  • Rock climbing

Tipping

Most importantly, tipping is at travellers discretion and should be relied on good service that does not form part of wages for your Guides, porters and crew although they are very much appreciated. In Nepalese culture, the tip is the accepted and honoured way of saying thank you (Dhanyabada) for good service. Normally the tips are offered at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. Most groups will give the trips in farewell dinner on the last evening or last day of the trek, to mark the end of the trip. The amount of the trip is entirely a personal preference that may be more or less depending upon your perception of service quality, length of trip, budget and appreciation of their work. It is important to Discovery World Trekking crews who professionally take care of you all the time during the trekking, inspire excellent service and offer enriching journey- the trip of once in a lifetime experience

Booking and payment process

Discovery world trekking is a government authorized, registered, licensed and bonded as trekking and touring operator in Nepal. The company registered number is 87657/068/069. We are a member of Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). Therefore, book Discovery World Trekking trip with confidence as we are reliable.10 per cent of payment in advance and other necessary documentation like passport copy, passport size photos, travel insurance policy, arrival and departure flight detailed can be made later but must not exceed within two weeks’ period from booking date. Payment is to be made by bank transfer, western union and online payment directly from our website.. Remaining trip cost can be paid whether in cash or by bank transfer and credit card when your arrival in Nepal. Furthermore, we put forward the necessary modes of payment details as per your convenient by mail.

Last minute booking

It is best to book in advance but for those who aren't able to for whatever reason Discovery World Trekking has a special provision for last minute booking. In the case of last minute booking with 100% per cent trip payment within 24 hours is accepted.  
We do our best to operate a trek at any time but in case of last minute booking, we cannot be responsible for delay due to changes beyond our control such as the weather, availability of lodging. Contact us for more information at 977- 9840055491 (Paul) or email us.

Trip extension

After the completion of the trek, you may want to stay a couple of days extra in Nepal. With the free time, exploring, visiting a tour of Kathmandu, sightseeing, Nagarkot view trip, Chitwan jungle safari, paragliding, rafting, canoeing are such activities that can be done.

Feedback

After completing the Manaslu Circuit trek, there will be a farewell dinner held where Discovery World trekking will give your company’s t-shirt, digital printed certificate of trek achievement along with a key ring. We would highly appreciate if you would give compliment, comment or complain about the service provided and the team performance as we always strive to be better.

 

Trip Map

Trip Map

Around Manaslu Circuit trek

Trip Video

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Reviews

Rated 5/5 based on 2 reviews
Around Manaslu - Magical, challenging, extraordinary team of people

Around Manaslu - Magical, challenging, extraordinary team of people

Just arrived home after a 5 week trip to Nepal. We saw much the country but easily our most precious moments are from the trek we did through the Manaslu Circuit with Discovery World Trekking and our incredible guide, Karan, and porter, Kersing. Would highly recommend requesting these guys, as they are kind, patient, professional, deeply knowledgable, and just really fun to be around. My husband, Ben (see his review from a week ago), found Discovery World Trekking through a lot of research and reading of blogs and trip advisor reviews. We wanted to find a trek that was less crowded, with diverse landscapes, as well as a more cultural experience, where tourists are not the major population. Manaslu seemed to be a fit and after much research and communication with several trekking companies, Ben and I chose this company due to it's professional and responsive head, Paul, and the reviews that mentioned the fantastic and well-trained staff. It absolutely necessary to have properly equipped and experienced guides and porters on treks like this. (See below.) From the moment we touched down in Kathmandu, Paul and his staff were helping us with anything and everything we needed. They picked us up at the airport, drove us to our hotel, and scheduled a shopping trip for us to snag some missing gear - flip flops, warm hats (would highly recommend picking these up in Nepal), trekking poles (definitely bring or purchase if you have any knee or ankle problems), rented down jackets (provided by the company), rented sleeping bags (provided by the company - Make sure to bring your own liner/sleep sack). We then headed out after 48 hours in Kathmandu.  Karan and Kersing managed our travel, our trek, scheduling lodges, ordering, serving and sometimes COOKING our meals (Karan's Chowmein is SO GOOD), and ensuring that we were safe, aware and prepared for the challenges throughout. Paul was present throughout as well, from Kathmandu, with daily calls to Karan. Everyone involved with this company is invested, positive and deeply hospitable. Would go through them again in a heartbeat. Paul took us to dinner when we returned to Kathmandu and organized transit to our next destination. He encouraged us to call him any time, in case we were ever in a tight spot over our next weeks of travel. While it wasn't necessary, we found much peace of mind knowing that we had a touchstone in the country during our visit.  Please check out Ben's review as he gives more info, but here are my additional thoughts. A few things to consider. Transit: Getting to and from Manaslu is an experience of its own. Paul recommended that we rent the personal jeep for $190 extra instead of taking the local bus which is in the packaged deal. We opted against it as we were working with a limited budget, but we are so happy that we had the experience of the local bus. It is kind of dusty (bring doctor's masks) and warm by midday, and while our bus was not super crowded, I'm sure that they can get VERY crowded. Our second bus was absolute insanity. However, as Ben says in his review, it is a beautiful and worthwhile view into local life, and we never felt unsafe, unless you count the sketchy mountain roads. We also talked to other trekkers who took the jeep and they said the jeep ride was equally dusty and bumpy, though I know it was shorter, which definitely can make a difference, and maybe not as crowded. Bring a little dramamine if you get motion sickness, for either option. And either way, get ready for a long travel day on both ends of the trek. Just add a couple hours to what everyone says it will take. ;) Shout out to Karan (Mr. 15 minutes). We chose to spread the Dharapani-Besisihar ride and the Besisihar-Kathmandu ride over 2 days and would HIGHLY recommend it. I read before going to Nepal to approach everything with the spirit of adventure. I think this is an excellent way to approach the travel up to these mountain villages. Safety: The Manaslu Circuit goes through the heart of much of the earthquake damage from 2015, so there is still much rebuilding and some landslide areas, and it is a relatively new trek. There are also deep ravines, donkeys carrying large loads next to you and the deep ravines, and there is always the potential of altitude sickness. Please read Ben's review for his experience with this. It is absolutely essential that whatever company you choose, the guides and porters are experienced, attentive and focused on the safety of everyone in the group. Karan and Kersing almost never left our sides. One of them was almost always with Ben and the other with me - especially in slightly more dangerous terrain. When we were descending from the Larkya Pass, I noticed in our shadows on the ground that Karan was walking with an out-stretched arm near my pack for almost 30 minutes to ensure that I did not go far if I started to slide. There are many tripping and sliding hazards along the way, especially if you're tired, and our guide and porter were entirely focused on getting us home in one piece. They were also well equipped by the company, they had good shoes and warm jackets.  Terrain: Be prepared for STAIRS. And lots of ups and downs. Flat is almost non-existent. Don't believe Nepalis when they say 'flat'. It is difficult. TRAIN FOR IT. Every day was so beautiful, and so DIFFERENT! We couldn't believe how much we saw in 2 weeks. The mountains, forests, animals, villages and people are all extraordinary.  Hygiene: Just a note about toilets. Expect a squat toilet (Bring TP). Sometimes they are just fine, and sometimes, like in the highest village we stayed in, Dharmasala, they are no fun. Bring lots of hand sanitizer and lean into the adventure. Also bring biodegradable wipes - you don't shower after a certain point - we went 6 days when we got to higher altitudes.  Lodges: For the most part, Discovery World Trekking organized fine lodges for us to stay in. We especially loved our quiet rest day in Gho after the Pass. The only one we weren't happy with was the lodge we stayed 2 nights in in Samagaun. There were mice in walls that made it hard to sleep.  Note on Samagaun: Take the 5 hour round trip to the monastery on your acclimatization day! The views are unreal.  Food and Health: Ben talks about food as well. For the most part, we loved much of the food we ate on the trek. We ate no meat, and pretty much no dairy, and always drank either boiled or treated water. We didn't get sick. Though we both developed wicked colds in Dharmasala. It's a rough night there. Adventure! And the morning of walking the next day is amazing. Note: Make sure everyone has their own bright headlamp. Another Note: Water is NOT included in DWT's budget. This added an additional $80 or so to our budget. You drink a lot of water when you're in higher altitudes. This was a trip of a lifetime. Well worth all the challenges. Discovery World Trekking was wonderful and we hope they get everyone's business! My only complaint is that we had to say goodbye to Karan and Kersing so quickly after we returned and they were off on other treks. We were so sad to say goodbye to them both. Thanks to you guys, we miss you (and your dance moves), and MANY thanks to Paul who was our gracious host - what a fulfilling and memorable experience!!!

Just arrived home after a 5 week trip to Nepal. We saw much the country but easily our most precious moments are from the trek we did through the Manaslu Circuit with Discovery World Trekking and our incredible guide, Karan, and porter, Kersing. Would highly recommend requesting these guys, as they are kind, patient, professional, deeply knowledgable, and just really fun to be around. My husband, Ben (see his review from a week ago), found Discovery World Trekking through a lot of research and reading of blogs and trip advisor reviews. We wanted to find a trek that was less crowded, with diverse landscapes, as well as a more cultural experience, where tourists are not the major population. Manaslu seemed to be a fit and after much research and communication with several trekking companies, Ben and I chose this company due to it's professional and responsive head, Paul, and the reviews that mentioned the fantastic and well-trained staff. It absolutely necessary to have properly equipped and experienced guides and porters on treks like this. (See below.) From the moment we touched down in Kathmandu, Paul and his staff were helping us with anything and everything we needed. They picked us up at the airport, drove us to our hotel, and scheduled a shopping trip for us to snag some missing gear - flip flops, warm hats (would highly recommend picking these up in Nepal), trekking poles (definitely bring or purchase if you have any knee or ankle problems), rented down jackets (provided by the company), rented sleeping bags (provided by the company - Make sure to bring your own liner/sleep sack). We then headed out after 48 hours in Kathmandu.  Karan and Kersing managed our travel, our trek, scheduling lodges, ordering, serving and sometimes COOKING our meals (Karan's Chowmein is SO GOOD), and ensuring that we were safe, aware and prepared for the challenges throughout. Paul was present throughout as well, from Kathmandu, with daily calls to Karan. Everyone involved with this company is invested, positive and deeply hospitable. Would go through them again in a heartbeat. Paul took us to dinner when we returned to Kathmandu and organized transit to our next destination. He encouraged us to call him any time, in case we were ever in a tight spot over our next weeks of travel. While it wasn't necessary, we found much peace of mind knowing that we had a touchstone in the country during our visit.  Please check out Ben's review as he gives more info, but here are my additional thoughts. A few things to consider. Transit: Getting to and from Manaslu is an experience of its own. Paul recommended that we rent the personal jeep for $190 extra instead of taking the local bus which is in the packaged deal. We opted against it as we were working with a limited budget, but we are so happy that we had the experience of the local bus. It is kind of dusty (bring doctor's masks) and warm by midday, and while our bus was not super crowded, I'm sure that they can get VERY crowded. Our second bus was absolute insanity. However, as Ben says in his review, it is a beautiful and worthwhile view into local life, and we never felt unsafe, unless you count the sketchy mountain roads. We also talked to other trekkers who took the jeep and they said the jeep ride was equally dusty and bumpy, though I know it was shorter, which definitely can make a difference, and maybe not as crowded. Bring a little dramamine if you get motion sickness, for either option. And either way, get ready for a long travel day on both ends of the trek. Just add a couple hours to what everyone says it will take. ;) Shout out to Karan (Mr. 15 minutes). We chose to spread the Dharapani-Besisihar ride and the Besisihar-Kathmandu ride over 2 days and would HIGHLY recommend it. I read before going to Nepal to approach everything with the spirit of adventure. I think this is an excellent way to approach the travel up to these mountain villages. Safety: The Manaslu Circuit goes through the heart of much of the earthquake damage from 2015, so there is still much rebuilding and some landslide areas, and it is a relatively new trek. There are also deep ravines, donkeys carrying large loads next to you and the deep ravines, and there is always the potential of altitude sickness. Please read Ben's review for his experience with this. It is absolutely essential that whatever company you choose, the guides and porters are experienced, attentive and focused on the safety of everyone in the group. Karan and Kersing almost never left our sides. One of them was almost always with Ben and the other with me - especially in slightly more dangerous terrain. When we were descending from the Larkya Pass, I noticed in our shadows on the ground that Karan was walking with an out-stretched arm near my pack for almost 30 minutes to ensure that I did not go far if I started to slide. There are many tripping and sliding hazards along the way, especially if you're tired, and our guide and porter were entirely focused on getting us home in one piece. They were also well equipped by the company, they had good shoes and warm jackets.  Terrain: Be prepared for STAIRS. And lots of ups and downs. Flat is almost non-existent. Don't believe Nepalis when they say 'flat'. It is difficult. TRAIN FOR IT. Every day was so beautiful, and so DIFFERENT! We couldn't believe how much we saw in 2 weeks. The mountains, forests, animals, villages and people are all extraordinary.  Hygiene: Just a note about toilets. Expect a squat toilet (Bring TP). Sometimes they are just fine, and sometimes, like in the highest village we stayed in, Dharmasala, they are no fun. Bring lots of hand sanitizer and lean into the adventure. Also bring biodegradable wipes - you don't shower after a certain point - we went 6 days when we got to higher altitudes.  Lodges: For the most part, Discovery World Trekking organized fine lodges for us to stay in. We especially loved our quiet rest day in Gho after the Pass. The only one we weren't happy with was the lodge we stayed 2 nights in in Samagaun. There were mice in walls that made it hard to sleep.  Note on Samagaun: Take the 5 hour round trip to the monastery on your acclimatization day! The views are unreal.  Food and Health: Ben talks about food as well. For the most part, we loved much of the food we ate on the trek. We ate no meat, and pretty much no dairy, and always drank either boiled or treated water. We didn't get sick. Though we both developed wicked colds in Dharmasala. It's a rough night there. Adventure! And the morning of walking the next day is amazing. Note: Make sure everyone has their own bright headlamp. Another Note: Water is NOT included in DWT's budget. This added an additional $80 or so to our budget. You drink a lot of water when you're in higher altitudes. This was a trip of a lifetime. Well worth all the challenges. Discovery World Trekking was wonderful and we hope they get everyone's business! My only complaint is that we had to say goodbye to Karan and Kersing so quickly after we returned and they were off on other treks. We were so sad to say goodbye to them both. Thanks to you guys, we miss you (and your dance moves), and MANY thanks to Paul who was our gracious host - what a fulfilling and memorable experience!!!

Best Experiance Ever!!! Manaslu Circuit Trekking

Best Experiance Ever!!! Manaslu Circuit Trekking

Thank you very much Paul from DWT for Arranging a Great Trekking to Manaslu Circuit Every things was Perfect Our Guide Dil was the Awesome Guide Imazing Service unforgtable service We are sure retrun to Nepal and do more Trekking in the Himalayas. Best Expericne Ever !!! if any one looking for trek in Nepal, you are highly recommend to Discovery world Trekking.

Thank you very much Paul from DWT for Arranging a Great Trekking to Manaslu Circuit Every things was Perfect Our Guide Dil was the Awesome Guide Imazing Service unforgtable service We are sure retrun to Nepal and do more Trekking in the Himalayas. Best Expericne Ever !!! if any one looking for trek in Nepal, you are highly recommend to Discovery world Trekking.

Essential info

Unquestionably Nepal is renowned as best destinations for novice and adventures lovers. Thus, various popular destinations in the world are situated in Nepal available for trekking in the Himalayan for the trekkers all across the world. Trekking in Nepal can easily be achieved by the all levels of trekkers who have strong desire and determination. We are familiar with the fact that trekking demands different level of physical fitness, efforts and even acclimatization or rest day based on the level of trekking nature. We ensure that our trip grading would be a great idea or method for our valued guests while choosing an appropriate trek package that is suited perfectly to your capabilities and present health condition. It is advised that people who are suffering from the diseases like cardiac or respiratory problem have to consult with doctor before deciding to do trek in Nepal. However, in the context of Nepal trekking, it is difficult task to determine the trip grade preciously due to trek has not made different from one place to another only the elevation of place that has significant role in its trip grading but also the other contributory factors needs to be concerned well. The given below contributory factors need to be considered in determination of trek grading.

  • Average elevation (height) of the trek.
  • Trekking routes features or conditions
  • Total duration of trek and average walking per day in trek.
  • Backpacking level.
  • Temperature range based on climate and weather conditions
  • Acclimatization or rest day.
  • General level of comfort, remoteness as well as level of service.

Grade: Easy

This grade trekking consists of elevation below 3000m. This type of trekking involves short duration at lower altitude along with several ways of ascent and descent trials. Previous experience does not require at this level of trekking. Thus, any age group can adjoin who is in good health, physical fit and can walk at least 4 to 5 hrs per day in the plain place. Discovery World Trekking has designed easy grade trek in which you can assign Nagarkot Trek, Ghorepani trek , Sarankot trek and Langtang trek .

Grade: Moderate

This moderate level of trekking covers at an altitude between above 2000m to 3500m below. No previous hiking experience is required however trekking demands well fitness of physical conditions and duration of days involve both shorter and longer to complete overall trek. Trekkers need walking at least 5 to 6 hrs capabilities with longer ascent and descent trails through the involvement of some rough routes conditions. Discovery World Trekking has typical holiday package at moderate grade trek are Annapurna base camp trek, Muktinath trek and Ganesh himal trek (Ruby valley trek), Langtang trek, Tamang heritage trek etc.

Grade: Difficult

This level of trekking involves an altitude of above 3000m to 4500m below. Trekkers need to walk for 6-7 hrs daily at cross steep hilly terrain, rough round, some backpacking and high passes on some routes with daily ascent and descent. Trekking in the remote environment might be possibility of facing altitude problem in the higher elevation. Physical fitness is essential along with hill walking experience to enjoy trekking. Everest Base camp trek, Gokyo via Everest base camp trek, Gosainkunda trek, Helambu trek etc.

Grade: Strenuous

In this type of trekking at least 6-7 hrs per day walking require at high altitude with daily ascent and descent. The altitude of strenuous grade trek ranges between 4600m to 5600m. Altitude sickness problem is likely to happen at any time therefore high level of both mentally and physically fitness as well as stamina is considered to enjoy in such type of trip. Acclimatization or rest day is essential to adjust with low level of oxygen environment. Previous trekking experience is added as an asset that trek passes through the remote, wild environment with extreme weather condition and snow covered route. Discovery World Trekking has prepared typically one of the best trekking holiday packages including Everest via Kalapathar, Annapurna Circuit, Manaslu trek, Makalu trek, Kanchanjunga trek etc.

Grade:  challenging

Altitude remains around 6000m at this level of trekking. Trek might be longer enough in the remote pace and highly mountains. This challenging grade trek is limited which demands an excellent level of personal experience, physically fitness and stamina as walking day is supposed to be 7 to 8 hrs with ascent and descent. Trek involves the pass crossing the snow covered glaciers, ice and need to climb up to small peak. Trekkers therefore require basic climbing skills. This type of trekking ultimately joins with peak climbing. Discovery World Trekking challenging grade trek are Everest base camp trek via Island peak, Everest base camp trek via Mera peak etc.

Trekking is an adventurous way of traveling through the hills and mountains and in Nepal, trekking often includes world-famous views of the Himalaya and scenic surroundings. Trekking is a favorite activity for tourists to Nepal and is a great way to get to know the land and its residents. It involves getting up close and personal with nature while hiking for multiple days through hills and valleys to areas that are often far away from vehicle travel.

As an adventure activity, trekking is mostly done for entertainment, excitement, cultural interaction and education – getting to know a country and its people, culture, landscape and scenery among other highlights. For mountain climbing expeditions, trekking is often the first part of the journey where the mountaineers get used to the increasing altitude as well as the climate and landscape. Nepal’s renowned trekking regions include the Everest region, Annapurna and Langtang with many more areas that have been developed and that are up and coming including the whole rest of the hills up to the Himalaya!

Routes take trekkers travel through picturesque farmland and villages, remote hills, forests and valleys with Himalayan fed streams and rivers. Visitors can take in some of the most beautiful scenery on earth while trekking in Nepal. Facilities along trekking trails are usually more basic than facilities in urban areas and overnight accommodation is in lodges, teahouses and tents and sometimes a combination depending on location and availability of facilities. Now a days, accommodation and meals can be arranged along most trails at lodges and teahouses, especially on the popular routes. In the not so distant past, travelers and porters traveled together with sufficient tents, food and equipment because of a lack of facilities and accommodation, especially in the more remote, uninhabited areas. Our teahouse treks are organized with accommodation and meals along entire routes.

The government regulates most of the areas where trekking is done and permits are required for entering Nepal’s extensive range of national parks and conservation areas. Discovery World Trekking takes care of everything, including arranging permits, allowing you to savor every moment on the enchanting trails!

Discovery World Trekking offers the whole range of trekking packages for Nepal. We look forward to sharing with you the magnificence of the Himalaya and its world famous attractions along with the legendary kindness of the people that populate the hills and mountainous regions.

Rural life in Nepal follows a natural pace depending on season and weather. While trekking, you can travel at your own pace along the scenic trails that link each day’s way points. Many of the trekking routes are in fact ancient trade routes that link Tibet, Nepal and India! The trails often pass through groves of rhododendron, Nepal’s national flower and grazing areas for cows, sheep, water buffalo and even yaks! The mountain panoramas will be unforgettable as well the scenic villages along the way graced with Hindu temples and Buddhist monasteries. These settlements will allow trekkers an insight into the traditional ways of life cultural heritage of Nepal along with the wide range of biodiversity of the landscape.

An average day of trekking involves around five to six hours hiking including breaks for meals and as needed. The average distance covered can be a bit relative given the terrain and altitude but figure on about 10 to 15 kilometers. Along the way you will have many chances for photography and perhaps other personal interests such as bird watching and discovering the local flora.
Discovery World Trekking has many options from newly promoted trails to the classic routes and we look forward to hearing from you and satisfying your desired trekking styles and destinations.

You do not need to leave children at home to enjoy a trek in Nepal! A tour with children along will definitively be a different experience from a tour without children. That said, trekking with your children can be just as enjoyable and even more culturally rewarding. Discovery World Trekking has much experience with children on our treks and we have safety and well-being as the highest priority.  We have found that children really open up social situations as they have fewer reservations to interact and they enable easy, meaningful connections with the local people and thoughtful cultural exchange.

We would be honored to cater to your needs to enable bring your family to trek along the enchanting trails of Nepal. With children aboard we pay particular attention to food, lodging, trail activities, and other day-to-day aspects of trekking that are suitable for all. Flexibility in the itinerary is particularly important when traveling with children to cover contingencies and hiking rate. The pace of a trek is usually slower than the pace of adults, but that time can be used with other activities including photography, bird-watching, and many other things along the way. Like nearly everything in life as a parent, there will be new challenges with new insights, and many stories to tell to family and friends back home.

Discovery World Trekking looks forward to organizing a family trek for you!

We request the following in order to arrange permits and documents:

  • A copy of your passport and travel/health insurance documents with contact details, three passport size photos.
  • Please have a notepad and pen handy in order to note information regarding the upcoming trek/tour.

Additionally, we recommend that you maintain a separate photocopy of all important documents including traveler’s cheques and bank/ATM card contact numbers, international flight tickets, emergency contact numbers.

Useful Info

Around Manaslu trek includes fixed departure dates from Kathmandu, and can be tailored to accommodate your specific requests and schedule.  Please review our designated departure dates for this trek and if they do not suit your timeframe, then let us know how we can arrange a trek that is convenient for you.

The itinerary listed above is a general guideline; please be advised that it might be necessary to modify it due to external factors beyond our means including and not limited to the following: unstable weather, accessibility and availability of lodging and campsites, unforeseen governmental, trail and ecological conditions and other circumstances beyond our control. Although, it is improbable that changes will occur that would significantly alter the original itinerary, we cannot be held accountable for the results of delays or changes beyond our control. In the event of an Itinerary adjustment or need to redirect to other trails and areas, the Lead Guide will ultimately make the final choice on the best rerouting after consulting with the group members and keeping in mind the interests of the party as a whole. If an alteration is necessary, then we will certainly do everything we can to diminish the effects.

Dates & prices

The given prices are per person basis and fixed in which the International flight cost has excluded. In addition, trek cost includes and excludes details is applied. The dates schedule is fixed, 100 percent guaranteed and confirmed to departure trekking. We are flexible to organize trek in your own departure trek date. We organize private and group trek.For this, trekker can send us message submitting your own departure trek date.
 

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25 July, 2019 05 August, 2019 Guaranteed USD 975 P/P Book Now
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