Manaslu Circuit Trek is an adventurous classic trek to the untouched region of Nepal, offers an immense opportunity to experience the mountain scenery, beautiful landscapes, river falls and forests.
- A scenic drive from Kathmandu to SotiKhola
- Views of highest peaks in the world like Mt. Manaslu, LamjungHimal, Mt. Annapurna II etc.
- Trek along the BudhiGanadaki River gorge
- Rich in biodiversity and natural scenery
- Captivating flora and fauna
- Cultural exploration between Hindu’s and Buddhists
- Possibility of spotting a wild endangered species like Snow Leopard.
- 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.
Manaslu Circuit Trek Insights
The Manaslu Circuit Trek opened in the year 1992 and it immediately grew in popularity because of its captivating natural essence, the exclusiveness and the untouched beauty. Situated along the border of Nepal and Tibet, we will experience and witness the culture and lifestyle of both Hindu’s and Buddhists. 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.
The Manaslu Circuit Trek begins with a scenic drive from to SotiKhola via Arughat which approximately takes the whole day. On the following day, our trek begins to MachhaKhola. During the trek, we will be walking through beautiful forests, climbing onto ridges, walking past rice terraces and crossing suspension bridges. After trekking for about four days, we will be arriving at Deng, which starts to give us appearances of snow peaks. As we continue trekking, we will be crossing a small village then further reaching to Namrung village where it’s an amazing viewpoint for Ganesh Himal (7,422m) and Mt. Himalchuli (7,893m). Trekking a bit further, we will arrive at the highest village in BudhiGandaki valley; the Samagaon village. We will acclimatize at this village the following day and then continue our trek, heading towards Samdo followed by Dharamsala. At this point we will be rewarded with the astonishing views of Larkya Glacier and the Larkya peak. The challenging trek awaits as we will be trekking around Manaslu crossing the Larkya La Pass (5100m) eventually reaching Bhimthang then to Gho. Further moving to Dharapani we will pass through fields and villages, following the Annapurna Circuit trek in reverse. On the last day, we will drive back to Besisahar then back to Kathmandu to your respective hotels.
The challenging Manaslu Circuit trek is a best choice for an adventurous journey for trekking enthusiasts as it offers not just beautiful scenery of nature and the mountains, but it gives us an insight into two different cultures; Buddhism and Hinduism that bond together. For further more experience, trekkers may wish to view other options such as, 12 Days Around Manaslu Circuit Trekking, 21 Days Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit Trekking, 16 Days Tsum Valley Trekking.
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 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 ( 608m) 5to 6 hrs then drive to Soti Khola (730m/2896ft) – about 2 hrs
After an early morning breakfast, we will be beginning our journey with a scenic drive to Arughat, following to SotiKhola. Driving in the Prithivi Highway; west from Kathmandu, we will be passing by a beautiful river view of the Trishuli river. In the first few hours, we will reach DhadingBensi which is the district headquarters of Dhadhing (1050m). In this long drive, we will be stopping for multiple breaks and for lunch as well. From DhadingBensi, we will be driving to Arughat where the roads will be rough. Along the way we will see beautiful mountain scenery like Mt. Manaslu and Ganesh Himal range, small villages following the BudhiGandaki river. Arughat being a large settlement, it is clustered on both sides of BudhiGandaki river connected by a suspension bridge. The next two hours’ drive will take us to SotiKhola. Overnight at lodge with included meals (B+L+D)
Day 2 : Trek to MachhaKhola (890m/ 2,965 ft) – 6 to 7 hrs
A long trekking day awaits, as we begin to trek to MachhaKhola. We will be crossing the SotiKhola with picturesque views of waterfalls and the river. Then we will be walking through the beautiful Sal forest, following the climb onto a ridge above the huge rapids of the BudhiGandaki river on the way to Liding (750m). Passing through the rocky trails, we reach Khursane. Across BudhiGanadaki are the views of Annapurna Circuit between Bahundanda and Syange that looks incredible. Soon after, we will be trekking down rice terraces taking us to Lapubesi; a Gurung village. The path takes us where the valley opens up and the BudhiGandaki wanders among wide gravel bars. The trail follows down to the sandy river bed of the BudhiGandaki and we trek down to NauliKhola crossing a suspension bridge and eventually arriving at MachhaKhola. Overnight at lodge with included meals (B+L+D).
Day 3 : Trek to Doban (1070m/3510ft) 4 to 5 hrs
The trail we trek today has some ups and downs which often drops onto the gravel bars alongside the river. The trail does become a little challenging at some point. Soon after, we will be crossing the TharoKhola which flows in a rocky gorge reaching KhorlaBesi. Peaks like Manaslu Himal, and KutangHimal are seen as they beautifully stand their ground. KhorlaBesi is a small beautiful Gurung village and is a part of many trekking routes such as the Manaslu Circuit trek and the Tsum Valley trek. After another steep climb, we will reach Tato Pani; hot Spring. Then we climb over a ridge, crossing the BudhiGandaki river over a suspension bridge followed by a wide, well-made staircase over a ridge to Doban. It is a confluence of the ShiarKhola and the SarpuKhola that flows from the east and the west. Overnight at lodge with included meals (B+L+D).
Day 4 : Trek to Philim (1570m/5150ft)5 to 6 hrs
Our trekking day begins with crossing a suspension bridge following the east bank climbing a rough stony trail. In approxiametly, three hours of trekking, we arrive at Jagat from Doban. Jagat is the entry check point of the Manaslu Conservation Area. As we continue trekking, the trail is impressive as it is paved and has immense flagstones and mani walls that look absolutely stunning. This shows an indication of the Tibetan Buddhist culture. After we cross Jagat, the trail descends us down to the DudhPokhariKhola. We will cross the rocky bluff to a viewpoint of Salleri; the fields of rice and millet. Climbing along the west bank of the BudhiGandaki river, we will be surprised by a glorious view of the glittering summit of SingriHimal and LangjuHimal to its east. Shortly, we will reach the village of Sirdibas. In just about forty-five minutes up the way is Philim; another large Gurung village. Overnight at lodge with included meals (B+L+D).
Day 5 : Trek to Deng(1860m/6102 ft)- 4 to 5 hrs
The trek today offers a pleasant view of the nature. The trail will be fascinating us with impressive waterfalls on either side of the valley. As we head towards the north, traversing the terraced fields to Ekle Bhatti. We enter a steep, deserted gorge and then we descend down to the grassy land slopes with tall pine trees crossing the BudhiGandaki bridge. As we trek along the west bank, we will see the SharKhola and the Tsum Valley that joins the BudhiGandaki on the opposite bank. The trail takes us to the western side where the valley finally widens and we have a pleasing walk through the bamboo forest to Deng. Overnight at the lodge with included meals (B+L+D).
Day 6 : Trek to Ghap (2250m/7382)-4 to 5 hrs
Followed by an early morning breakfast, we will climb up to BihiPhedi crossing the SringiKhola that heads west up the BudhiGandaki valley. As we follow the trail upstream of Deng river, we will come across a tiny village comprising of four houses. As we continue our trek with further more steep climbs and ups and downs in the forests, we will pass a route with mani walls and chortens that lead us to Ghap. This is a sign of Tibetan Buddhist culture. The mani wall in Ghap has an elegant carving that make it look so admirable and interesting. The culture lifestyles and the houses in Ghap are completely identical to the Tibetan lifestyle. Overnight at the lodge with included meals (B+L+D).
Day 7 : Trek to Namrung (2660m/8727ft)-4 to 5 hrs
From Ghap, our destination for today will be Namrung. We will take the route via the Prok village.This village is an amazing viewpoint for a few peaks such as the SiringiHimal. It gives an astonishing sight and trekkers often stay in this village for a while to capture this moment. We pass beneath a large overhanging rock, and cross the BudhiGandaki a few times following the tree streams in a forest that have birds and animals including Danphe or pheasant; Nepal’s national bird and a tribe of grey Langur monkey. We will also be walking through a deep forest of fir, blooming rhododendron and bamboos eventually reaching Namrung through a stone archway. Namrung is a beautiful village with a picturesque stretch of buildings. Overnight at lodge with included meals (B+L+D).
Day 8 : Trek to Lho (3180m/10433ft)- 5 to 6 hrs
We cross the wooden bridge over BudhiGandaki as we follow the path lined with houses that are scattered with cultivated fields. As we enter the upper Nupri, the language changes to Tibetan. The trails have mani walls which are beautifully carved as the Tibetan culture stands out. We trek through forests of firs, rhododendrons and oaks, soon after, passing through a stone arch and entering the Lihi exhibit; the unusual architecture of this region. As the elevation increases, our trek rewards us with views of peaks like Mt. Manaslu and Naike Peak (5,515m). Shortly, we will cross a small stream that will lead us to Lho. Lho is a big village with a monastery, a rough stone archway at the entrance and chortens and huge mani walls denoting the Tibetan culture. Overnight at lodge with included meals (B+L+D).
Day 9 : Trek to Samagaun(3530m/11581ft)- 4 to 5 hrs
Today we will be enjoying the astonishing views of many mountains on the way. We will be passing the stone gate and a long mani stone wall of the village as we get to see the NgadiChuli; Peak 29 (7,879), HiunChuli (7,893m) ahead of us in Shyala village. From Shyala, the route takes us up and soon after down to the river that originates from the glacier of Pungyen. Following the lateral moraine of the Pungyen glacier, we pass through many chortens and monasteries with huge prayer wheels. The trek gradually becomes challenging as we cross the ridge and trek in and out of the canyon of ThosangKhola. Descending down into a rock-strewn moraine across the rocks, we emerge into anedge that overlooks the widespread meadow and fields of Samagaon. Overnight at the lodge with included meals (B+L+D).
Day 10 : Rest Day in Samagaun
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 lodge with included meals (B+L+D).
Day 11 : Trek to Samdo (3875m/12713ft)– 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 BudhiGandaki 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 lodge with included meals (B+L+D).
Day 12 : Trek to Dharmasala(4480m/14698ft)– 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 lodge with included meals (B+L+D).
Day 13 : Trek to Bhimtang(3720m/12205ft) by crossing Larkya la Pass (5,160m/16929ft)– 7 to 8 hrs
The highlight of the journey awaits for us, as we will be trekking around the Manaslu 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, 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 pass, we get outstanding panoramic views of HimlungHimal, CheoHimal, 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 lodge with included meals (B+L+D).
Day 14 : Trek to Gho(2550m/8367ft)- 4 to 5 hrs
After a day of a challenging trek, the trail begins to drop to the glacial stream and the head water of the DudhKoshi river. We will be crossing the wooden bridge then walking through a deep pine forest where we will get a sight of the blooming rhododendron flowers with a variety of colors. This is best seen at spring. Wide range of animals and birds are seen in the forest as well such as sheep, horses, monkeys etc. We then cross a landslide making a steep climb on to an edge ornamented with prayer flags. Above the Marsyangdi valley, we can see the peak of the mountain, Lamjung. After a walk to the river bank, we will finally arrive at Gho. Overnight at the lodge with included meals (B+L+D).
Day 15 : Trek to Dharapani (1910m/6266ft)-3 to 4 hrs
As we have been descending, the trail today is basically downhill. We will be trekking through many fields and pastures. We will notice that the beautiful flower rhododendron are scattered everywhere along with oak trees. Soon after, we arrive at Tilje which is a large Gurung settlement. This village is famous and well known for Brandy. After leaving the village via a stone arch, we will cross the DudhKoshi river following its bank and trekking downward through a scrub forest. While trekking, the walls of the Marsyangdi valley emerge big and we follow the route of the Annapurna circuit trek but in reverse. We will slowly be getting glimpse of the houses in Dharapani from a distance. After a last obstacle of crossing the wooden bridge, passing the chortens and another long suspension bridge, we will reach Dharapani. Overnight at the lodge with included meals (B+L+D).
Day 16 : Drive back to Besisahar (760m/2493ft) – 4 to 5 hrs then drive 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 six to seven 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 Marsyagdi 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.
- Transport from Kathmandu to Arughat to soti khola and from Dharapani to Kathmandu by local bus.
- Tea House/lodge accommodation during the trek.
- All Standard Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the Trek.
- Official DWT (Government registered and licensed) Expert Guide, 1 Assistant Guide for 12 or Above Trekkers with accompanying porters (generally, 1 porter per 2 trekkers) to assist withcarrying gear during the trek. (We cover the porters’meals, lodging, salary, transport,insurance, equipment, and other essentials.)
- Manaslu special permit with Conservation Area Permit, and Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) fees.
- Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) card fee.
- All Government and local taxes.
- Assistance in arranging emergency rescue (funded by travel insurance)
- Discovery World Trekking Certificate of Completion.
- Farewell Dinner.
- International flight airfare
- Excess baggage charges
- Accommodation, 3 meals (breakfast, meal and dinner) in Kathmandu
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival, late departure, early return from trekking.
- Personal expense such as shopping, snacks, bar bills, bottle or boiled water, shower, Wi-Fi, laundry, telephone call, bettery re-charge fee extra porters etc.
- Personal clothing and gear
- Travel insurance
- Tips for guide and porters
- Additional costs or delays cause by out of management control for example, landscape, weather condition, itinerary modification due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes etc.
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!
The beginning of the journey towards Manaslu Circuit Trek
You will arrive to Nepal, Kathmandu in Tribhuvan International Airport as that is the only international airport. An overnight stay in a hotel in Kathmandu is required upon the arrival. The next day we will be traveling to our destination via bus or a local jeep.
Don't Worry, We'll Pick You!
We provide free airport pickup and drop by private vehicle. Upon arrival, you’ll be warmly welcome by our Discovery world trekking crew with a traditional offering of Khada or marigolds garland (symbolizing purity, goodwill, auspiciousness and compassion), then directly transfer you to your hotel. To make use of this service please submit full flight details of arrival and departure in advance by mail.
Accommodation Details During The Trek
The Manaslu Circuit trek 16 days is a long trek with 16nights at a mountain local lodges that provide basic facility and will make you feel homely with the warm hospitality of the local people. Two nights in Kathmandu is required as you would want to rest before and after the trek and is not included in the package. There are excellent range of hotels for all kind of budgets. The accommodation is almost twin sharing basis- bed with mattresses, blanket and pillows. Hot showers will be available at an extra cost. Discovery World Trekking has good public relation with local service providers in the Himalaya region.
About The Meals
The meal package in this trek is very convenient. Three meal items of 16 breakfasts, 16 lunch and 15 dinner are included in the package. The meals will be 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.We highly recommend liquids green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, ginger tea and garlic soup(must) etc. at high altitude for health benefit.Meals in Kathmandu are not included in the packages, although there are variety of Nepalese and international cuisine readily available for you to choose according to our taste.
Best Time To Trek
The weather is one of the most important factor to look at when deciding to trek to The Manaslu Circuit Trek. It is best suited to trek during the spring and the autumn. During the winters and monsoon, it becomes difficult to trek due to heavy snowfall, cold temperature, strong winds, storms and slippery trails.
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 day time 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 more tough.
March to April
This is the best time of the season to trek in the Manaslu Circuit Trek. The weather is very favorable 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 variety of colors.
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 season for the Manaslu Circuit trek. This season is the peak of tourists due to the favorable weather. As the monsoon slowly ends, a perfect trekking climate sets itself. The temperature goes up to 20 degrees in the day time 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, usuallybetween 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 begins 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 day time temperatures are very stable and constant and due to this, the view of the clear blue sky and the mountain is phenomenal. From December, he 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.
In this trek, we will be acclimatizing in Samagaon. Altitude sickness is commonly faced by many trekkers and will need immediate treatment and shouldn’t be left ignored. At Samagaon we will be exploring the area. We have options to explore the village, hike to the Manaslu Base camp or trek to the Pungyen Monastery.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, we guarantee your health will be at reliable hands. Your trek leader or guide will suggest precautions. The best way is to take your time and drink plenty of water at least 4 liters a day. If it is severe the only cure for altitude sickness is to descend immediately. Please note that your group leader has ultimate responsibility to decide or stop your ascent based on your overall condition. It is essential to keep in mind that some are more vulnerable than other.
Trip Grade: Fitness level, Medical, and Health
The Manaslu Circuit trek is a challenging yet a rewarding trek. 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. 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. This trek is not recommended to those who suffer from sensitive medical conditions such as heart or lungs disease.
The group will be generally 2 to maximum up to 12 paxes on 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 manaslu trek
Every day will be rewarding with a unique experience of trekking, climbing enjoying 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 7AM to 8AM, 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 6PM to 7PM. 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
We will get Wifi use at tea houses in Jagat, Namrung, Deng, Samagaun, Samdo, Bhimtang and Dharapani during our overnight stay, as if there is no any technical and weather condition problem. Mobile network coverage of NTC and NCELL SIM will work only until at Jagat and after Dharapani. Upon your request, we can provide you with separate local SIM card to access for talking to family and surrounding friends through your cell phone. Although other days at high altitude, there is no acesss mobile network.
Extra personal expenses on trekking
Discovery World Trekking tries to provide all extra expenses excluded from the package. Meals and accommodations in Kathmandu will have to be arranged by self. Trekkers 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, tips to the trekking crew members, souvenirs etc. We recommend to bring cash (dollars) which can be changed to rupees here.
Electricity and battery recharge, water on trekking
Throughout the lodges at The Manaslu Circuit trek, electricity for camera and mobile battery recharge is available by paying in price at all lodges. Most of 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 enroute shop or filling boiled water with an extra cost. A water purification pill is suggested into drinking water.
Travel Insurance Policy
This trip grade is ranked the Strenuous difficult as it entails 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 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 insure that the insurance company includes the cost incurred for mountain rescue service at the highest elevation of the trekking.
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 US $40 for 30 days which have to be paid in cash.Citizens of China and the SAARC countries will receive free visa. There are certain countries (Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan)that may not receive visa on arrival and so you will have to contact your local Nepalese embassy.
Nepali Rupees (NPR/Rs) is the local currency.
(1 USD = ~ Rs.100 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’scheque, 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. Please note that 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 Manaslu Circuit Trek?
The weight limit for your luggage ,Porters will 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. but a should carry your own knapsack or backpack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. Only carry what the essentials,You can leave any excess baggage either at your hotel or at Discovery World Trekking store for free.
Manaslu Circuit Trek Safety
Discovery World Trekking guarantees our 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, equipments 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 leader to decide if he/she will further continue as health is very important. During the trek, every group will be together so that everyone is safe and wont wander off alone.
Equipment lists for 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 of clothing. Porters will be carrying the main luggage which should not exceed more than 20kg. Equipment can be hired in Kathmandu as well.
- Sun hat or scarf
- Winter hat or insulating hat or Wide brimmed hat
- Headlight with extra batteries
- Sunglass with UV protection
- Face/body wipes
- Light weight gloves
- Heavy weight winter gloves
- Hiking shirts
- Long sleeved shirt
- Hooded rain jacket
- Fleece jacket
- Light weight cotton pants
- T- Shirt (bring Light weight wool)
- Polypropylene underwear
- Down jacket (available in rent in Kathmandu)
- Water proof jacket and pants
- Hiking Boots
- Thick wool socks (Take an extra pairs of thick light socks)
- 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)
- Medium size drying towel
- Tooth brush
- Tooth paste
- Deodorant floss
- Bio degradable bar soap
- Nail clippers
- Small mirror
- Cell phone
- First aid kit
- Extra passport photos and photocopies of passport
- Notebook and pen
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 most environmentally sensitive and culturally rewarding that meet the expectation of both travelers and communities.
Discovery World Trekking Crews
During the 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 prior experience they have spent years rekking / 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 sleeping gear we also provided them 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
Most importantly, tipping is at travelers 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, tip is the accepted and honored way to 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- 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 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 percent of payment in advance and other necessary documentations 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 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% percent 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.
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.
After completing the Manaslu Circuit trek, there will be a farewell dinner held where Discovery World trekking will give you 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.
The best tour company in Nepal!
My girlfriend and I just spent 14 absolutely perfect days trekking the Manaslu circuit. Discovery World Trekking looked after us from the moment we arrived in Kathmandu to the moment we left. Communication with Paul was easy and straight forward, he was very informative and welcoming when we visited him at the head office. His pride in his company is very obvious and its quite refreshing to see someone with such passion for their work. Our guide Dil was highly professional, funny, entertaining and safe. He taught us alot about the villages we visited, areas we passed through and Nepalese culture in general. He sorted everything from our bus fares, to meals, to translation with the locals. It was also great that he is a similar age to my partner and I so we had lots of things in common and could get along easily with him. Our porter Kaji was amazing, it was his first time being a porter and he was very strong. He made us laugh multiple times each day, climbed trees to get us some fruit and had a keen eye for wildlife spotting monkeys and deer we would have never seen otherwise. Overall we are extremely happy with the service Discovery World Trekking has given us, and best of all they are quite price competitive. If you dont choose this company for your next trekking experience be warned you are making a mistake. There are too many cowboys out there that could leave you stranded. We will absolutely use Discovery World Trekking again without hesitation if we ever come back to Nepal. Thank you to Paul, Dil and Kaji for an unforgettable journey.
16 Day Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna Base Camp Trek
In early November my wife and I spent 16 days trekking in the Annapurna region of Nepal. We chose Discovery World Trekking after researching online and found the owner Paul to be very responsive to our initial inquiries. Paul was very quick and professional to provide us with information and also accommodated us with a last minute request to change our itinerary without a problem. Our guide Karan and porter Kul were really fun and informative travel companions. They managed all of the formalities during the trek; accommodation, meals, check points etc. leaving us essentially free to enjoy ourselves and our surroundings. Karan and Kul were always looking out for our safety and enjoyment and were truly a pleasure to be around. For those thinking of winging it on your own it is worth considering having a guide and porter who posses the local knowledge and route finding familiarity that can reduce the stress of a trip like this. In summary we were very happy with owner Paul's Discovery World Trekking Company and will not hesitate to use them for our next trek in Nepal.
Manaslu Circuit Trek 3rd to 16th Oct '17
As first timer I had a great time during the trek. Paul and the rest of the Discovery World Trekking team took care of me and the rest of our contingent. I was given a thorough assistance from the day of preparation til the end of the journey. The Manaslu Circuit has a level of difficulty specially during the trek at the base camp and Larke Pass. But everything went fine as our guide and porters made sure that we were safe and having great time. I will definitely do this again maybe in other Circuits and will have Discovery world arranged it. I highly recommend this agency for adventure seekers. Thank you Paul and the rest of your highly skilled team members.
My sister and I recently ventured along the 8 day Langtang Valley trek. Paul and his team Simbir and BAM were super kind and very friendly. We immediately felt at ease from the moment we were picked up from the airport to the end of our trip. I am a fairly active person in general, although I did no thorough altitude training for the trip I made it to the peak with the help, patience and perseverance of Simbir, our guide. I felt like I had a truly unique experience up there. All my queries about the different cultural regions, animals and habitats were answered in loads of detail, which made the experience very memorable. I truly felt like I came to Nepal as a guest and left as a friend (Tibet saying) Namaste and thank you Discovery World Trekking! Can’t wait until I come back with my family to do ABC Basecamp (Everest) and the Jungle Safari.
Manaslu Circuit March 2018
Recently returned from a 14-day excursion on the Manaslu Circuit with Discovery World Trekking. My friend and I were a last-minute walk-in to the office in Kathmandu and I only had a little more than two weeks before my return flight to Canada. Paul was great, listening to what we were most interested in doing and quickly providing us with a possible itinerary and quote for the time-frame we had available. Our visit was on a Saturday when government offices are closed (i.e. permits could not be obtained that day), but everything was ready to go by Monday morning. The afternoon before leaving we were requested to come to the office with our packs to go through our gear. I was really pleased by this - it helped eliminate a few unnecessary items and keep my pack lighter, but more importantly, it really demonstrated to me that safety is top-of-mind for this company as they made sure that the equipment we were bringing was adequate for the temperatures and wear that we'd be experiencing. The trek itself was a fantastic experience! Such a stunning place, made all the better by our guide, Sundeep! He was a perfect fit for our group - professional, knowledgeable, helpful, kind, and a lot of fun!! His insights on the cultures and natural history of the area really enhanced the trip. And as someone who teaches environmental education, I also appreciated that he wasn't afraid to admit if he didn't know the answer to one of our questions (made me trust that when he shared information he knew what he was talking about!). I also might not have made it the last bit to the top of the pass without his help! Always felt like we were in good hands. Thanks for taking care of us and being a friend! Overall, an amazing experience - thank you, Discovery World Trekking!
Great Time on Manaslu Circuit with DWT!
A friend and I did a two-week Manaslu Trek with Discovery World Trekking starting in mid-March. I would not hesitate to recommend the company to other travelers/trekkers, and I would certainly go through them again for any treks requiring a guide. Paul (the owner) is extremely professional and safety-oriented, and he chose a guide (the AMAZING Sundeep) who was perfectly suited to us. Moreover, the trek pricing was transparent, reasonable, and a good value. My friend and I walked into the DTW office in Thamel after searching for a highly-reviewed trekking company online. Paul helped us put our “dream trek” (Manaslu) together with less than 48 hours before we needed to start in order to have enough time for the trek. We had tried to do a lot trek research online, and we felt stressed about permits, transport, etc. I wish we’d just gone straight to DTW, as everything was so much more hassle-free after that. And I really can’t say enough good things about our guide, Sundeep- competent, able to make us smile after a long day of walking, very informative about the area (and not afraid to admit if he didn’t know something), always watching out for us (hacking steps in ice or telling us to eat more garlic soup :) ). Also, I celebrated my birthday during the trek, and Sundeep carried a chocolate bar all the way from KTM for me! It was like gold out there :) Thank you so much to Sundeep, Paul, and everyone else at DTW! I hope to return for more trekking, and I’d love to trek with Discovery World again!
Manaslu Circuit solo-trek
I spent one of the most memorable two weeks in the Himalayas, trekking the Manaslu Circuit in 12 days. I booked my trip from Discovery World Trekking and was satisfied from the very beginning. I chose the company because of the good reviews, and I was not dissapointed. I was taken care of from the beginning to the very end. I didn't have to worry about a thing, and if I started to worry, my guide would reassure me not to. And it really helped. For instance, my guide bought me mint drops for my sore throat. Paul was very helpful with all the arrangements. I even felt safe to be far away from home even though my credit card got eaten by the atm on the fist day, I was sure Paul would help if I needed! I really can recommend this company!
Manaslu 16 Day Trek Perfection
Discovery World Trekking is professional, Well priced, quick to communicate, ethically focused, and employs incredible guides & porters. Paul (the owner) is pure positivity. Karan our guide was absolutely wonderful, fun, and professional. Kersing, our porter, was also wonderful. We had an amazing experience from first email to final goodbye with this company. Highly recommend. Long Review: My wife and I traveled to Nepal in October 2017 for our Honeymoon. We knew we wanted to do a Trek, but as this was our first visit to Nepal we didn't know where to start. I ended up doing quite a bit of research, using several blogs and TripAdviser to help orient myself. We chose the Manaslu Circuit because we had read that it was a bit more remote and less touristy. It was both of these (more on this below). I contacted three companies all within the same price range(more below). Discovery World Trekking was the first to respond and also had the clearest most professional looking website which definitely helped. Paul, the owner, sent us a very clear itinerary with a day by day breakdown of the Trek, the cost, and what was included and not included (more below). A note on Paul. He is extremely Professional with a huge heart. You can tell that he is passionate about providing an excellent experience for his clients. He says his clients are his family. I truly believe that he is the kind of person who would answer the phone in the middle of the night for anyone and handle any problem. He also clearly treats his Guides and porters well. They were properly equipped and well trained. They also mentioned as we got to know them how much they liked working for Paul. Also, we were told that some proceeds from our Trek go to the various community projects Paul supports. I believe it. Manaslu Trek: Without a doubt, This is the most beautiful place I have ever hiked. The views are stunning. The scale is epic. I felt like we trekked all the seasons. I was pleasantly surprised every day with how different it was from the day before. The terrain, views, and especially flora was constantly changing. It was never ever monotonous. Some info: The following is based on our own experience and info we gathered from other trekkers we met who have done multiple treks in Nepal. Manaslu is more remote and physically more challenging than other treks. My wife and I are in our early 30's and physically fit and we found this to be challenging, especially the first 3-4 days as we spent almost 10 hours on the trail some days including a stop for lunch and much of it was either climbing or descending, not a lot of flat trails. We found that we consistently had to add time to the estimated hours given in our itinerary. That being said, we were going a little slower because my wife's knee started to act up with all of the descending. Also, the early trails are very rocky so you spend a lot of time looking at your feet trying to make sure you don't fall. That being said, when you Look up the views are stunning. After the first 3-4 days you walk less as you are getting higher in Altitude, and the trails start to get better. Though, there are a few Landslide areas left over from the earthquake. Luckily, our guide, Karan, was very careful. You tread a little carefully in these areas. Also, Karan instructed us on how to deal with the Mules. Teams of mules frequently pass taking supplies up or down. Make sure to stop and always go to the side against the mountain as they pass. We were told several people die a year in Nepal from getting pushed off the mountains by mules, no joke. Because Manaslu is currently less touristy and built up it means two things. 1) The lodges are often more rustic than other treks. At the lodge, expect a communal squat toilet as a rule (bring TP). Sometimes there will be a western toilet but that is a pleasant surprise. You often don't have a light in your room so bring a headlamp. Also, don't expect hot showers, though once you get above Namrung it's too cold to shower anyway so bring biodegradable shower wipes as a backup. My wife and I didn't shower for 6 days starting from Namrung. 2) The villages are less built up for tourism so we felt we got a very intimate experience with the people and culture. We passed through so many small farms and saw people living their lives apart from us. We were humbled and in awe. Would definitely recommend this Trek with these considerations above in Mind. It is mindblowingly beautiful and special. You eventually climb to 17,000ft at your highest. Note, Be aware of Altitude Sickness. It's real. I experienced it but luckily we were already descending and all was well. We met some wonderful fellow trekkers as well. Several couples in their 50's who confirmed this was the hardest Trek they had done (harder than Everest trek and Annapurna trek), but less touristy and equally if not more beautiful as there is more variety in terrain. Price: I would say based on my research Discovery Trekking falls somewhere in the middle range. You might be able to do this cheaper but when you breakdown the per day cost, factoring in what's included and the service, this is definitely worth every penny. Be prepared to spend extra for Tips and Alcohol and water. Oddly, food & tea is included but water is an extra expense. Note: We brought 2 1L reusable water bottles. We got boiled water at every lodge and at lunch. At first we also treated this water with purification drops, but realized we were drinking the tea and we were just fine. No need to treat the boiled water. If you get water from the communal spigot, Definitely treat. Total price for two with Guide & Porter for 16 days was about 2500 US including tips and extras. Food: the food is great everywhere you go. We were super careful and didn't eat meat or dairy as a rule. We didn't get sick on the trek. We started eating eggs toward the end. The eggs are generally well cooked and should be fine. Wish we would have eaten them earlier in the trek. Transport: The local bus from Kathmandu to Soti khola (start of trek) is an experience. It is included in the package. It is dusty (in October). Bring several doctors masks each for Kathmandu and the bus rides. It is really dusty and they save your lungs. The local bus is hot, bumpy, and an awesome view into local life. It is exhausting but we are so glad we did it. We have some great stories from it. Though It's a bit scary on the mountain roads... You can opt for the Private Jeep for around $190 extra. We took it part of the way back. It's just as hot, dusty, and bumpy though. Not sure it's worth it. Try to get a "tourist bus" if possible. They are nicer. Both travel days to and from Kathmandu are exhausting. But an awesome way to see some local life. A special thanks to Karan, our guide, and Kersing, our porter. Both were amazing. Karan was knowledgeable, patient, and fun as was Kersing. They were both very attentive. We played cards many a night (we taught each other different games). We learned so much from both of them. We wish you both well and hope to see soon!
“Manaslu Circuit Trekking with DWT - outstanding”
I just returned home after an incredible holiday with Discovery World Trekking. We completed the Manaslu circuit trek and I have to say it was it was a truly incredible experience. DWT came recommended to me from a friend and I made contact with several trekking companies. We chose to go with DWT as Paul would consistently get back to us and return emails or answer questions extremely promptly. We couldn't have been happier with the experience and I'm glad we chose to go with them. All aspects of the trek were organized and smooth, from the moment we cleared customs Paul was there to pick us up from the airport and made sure we were comfortable and oriented. Our guide, Dil, was fantastic. We met him the day before the trek and were comfortable with his expert guidance and experience. Our porter was a guide in training and was similarly awesome. By chance we were the only 2 on the trek and the private experience was fantastic. The Manaslu area is beautiful and seemed to be less crowed then some other trekking routes which I think made the trip more authentic and memorable. I was very impressed with the quality (and amount) of food even during the more remote sections of the trek and I can't say enough about how nice 3 hot meals a day was during the trek. The entire experience of work with Paul and DWT went beyond my expectations for sure and the service continued even after we had completed the trek and were enjoying Kathmandu. I would certainly recommend this trek and especially company to anyone and I will absolutely use this company for my Himalaya trekking in the future.
"Life Changing Experince" Manaslu Circuit Trekking
My boyfriend and I had a wonderful experience with Discovery World Trekking. With only 14 days to make the Manaslu trek instead of the usual 16, Paul made a modified itinerary for us and we had our own private tour with Dil (guide) and Milan (porter). Both Dil and Milan were very very friendly, knowledgable, and fun to be around. They were always on point with service, making sure we were comfortable, interpreting, and making the trip safe and enjoyable. I would highly recommend asking for them! Paul explained everything before we departed, and even picked us up from the airport when we arrived to Kathmandu so there was no hassle. The hotel that he provided (Tibet Guest House) for the first two nights before the trek and the last night after returning was in a great location in Thamel and had excellent included breakfast (ask for the Norbu special!) and comfortable air conditioned rooms. Only two blocks from his shop, and next to all the shopping and restaurants. Getting to the first town was our only real complaint: There was a little confusion regarding transportation, and I must confess we did not like taking the 'local' bus 8 hours to the first town because it was dirty, crowded, and seemed very unsafe-so don't expect a luxury private tour bus with a bathroom if you go on this trek! Transportation on the way back was slightly better-a jeep to the first town and a mini bus back to Kathmandu (also not private, but much better than local bus). Kathmandu is a big, dirty, overcrowded city with tons of pollution-so that was definitely a culture shock. Thamel is more charming than the surrounding areas though. The trek itself was incredible- very little tourists compared to EBC or Anna Purna, and we wereoften the only guests at the Tea Houses. Again, do not expect luxury on this trek. Some of the tea houses were very simple, if not slightly shabby. But all served excellent food, and some of the newer ones had more clean and comfortable rooms and beds. They are in the process of building lovely new wooden houses all along the trek though, so this time next year things should be more upscale. The Nepalese are very friendly and accommodating, and anytime we ordered food on the trail they never failed to offer us more and make sure we were well fueled for the day ahead. I loved that they all had gardens on site and literally picked our lunch when we ordered it. The views were stunning; a real photographers paradise-so long as the rain and clouds were not obstructing the views. Morning time was the best for viewing, but we came at the end of monsoon season (middle September-early October) so I'm sure the rain/clouds would have been less of an issue had we come a few weeks later. Also, a landslide fatally injured a group of Trekkers just one day ahead of us-so I strongly recommend not coming during monsoon season when these natural events are bound to happen. Dil was always stopping and questioning locals and making phone calls to keep abreast of any hazards or set backs, so we felt safe in his hands. The trek itself was physically laborious, and my boyfriend and I are both avid gym goers and hikers who are in excellent condition. The temperature changes and altitude are not to be taken lightly, and we saw many sick or exhausted Trekkers extricated daily by helicopter who were not in shape enough or who were not as careful about what they ate or drank. So please be aware that this is not just a walk in the park. I confess that the 10 hour day going over Larke Pass was one of the hardest days of my life! Totally worth it though, don't get me wrong. Paul took us to dinner and made customized certificates for us when we returned from the trek, and helped us with bartering for goods on our last day in Kathmandu. He was very receptive to any feedback or concerns we had, and is a very professional business man who treats his clients and employees like good friends. I would definitely recommend using D.W.T. for any treks in Nepal!
“A great experience”
Me and my sister trekked the Manaslu circuit with DWT in march 2014. I am halfway through my 3rd decade of trekking in the Himalayas and have always done so as an independent trekker. This was my first go at trekking with a guide, and i was not overly enthusiastic about it to be honest. However; it turned out to be a great experience. Paul organized everything on very short notice and we where ready to go the day after my sister arrived in Nepal. Our guide, Dil, was just as professional as well as being a very very nice guy. They both turned out to become good friends and we are now planing to do more trips togheter in the future. I still prefer to walk independently but trekking with DWT has shown me that using a trekking company can be an equally good experience. I do not hesitate to give DWT my very highest recommendations.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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.
Altitude sickness refers to the less oxygen pressure of air in the surrounding atmosphere as increase in an elevation. It is also called mountain sickness or acute mountain sickness (AMS).
Generally, Altitude sickness is likely to happen anyone during the course of trying to accomplish adventure trips an above the height of 3500 m. Symptoms may vary even person to person. However, it is preventable and cured immediately if the common symptoms take seriously and take action for treating them well on time. Stages of altitude sickness has described below in details.
The common or mild symptoms of Altitude Sickness
- slightly headache
- Nausea or vomiting
- Loss of appetite
- Upset stomach
- Shortness of breath
These above common altitude sickness affects slightly in human body. It indicates warning sign that you are at the risk of developing serious altitude sickness. Walking slowly in ascending way and manage rest time in high altitude for body adaptation with environment is primarily a great method to reduce the problem of common altitude sickness.
Symptoms of severe altitude sickness
Symptoms of severe altitude sickness develop soon after the common altitude sickness left untreated.
- Severe headache
- Frequently vomiting
- Rapidly increase heart rate
- Difficulty in sleeping
- Difficulty in walking
- Irrational behavior
- Breathlessness even after enough resting
- Problem in vision
- Confusion or lack of coordination with group member
- Irritable cough or persistent cough
Severe altitude sickness symptoms are a worse condition; people do not try to go up unless a symptom is improved. Descending immediately from higher elevation is primary treatment because it may be potentially a life threatening which will later in result to developing HACE and HAPE. HAPE stands for high altitude pulmonary edema which causes fluid enter into the lung and HAPE refers to high altitude cerebral edema which leads to fluid collects in the brain.
Discovery World Trekking in the higher altitude treks has been providing acclimatization or rest day for proper adaptation of body with exiting atmosphere. Our professional guides are specialized in altitude related situations they do great your care of safety and use the technique of “high climb and sleep low” during the trek in higher altitude. Main cause of altitude sickness is hiking too fast each day at ascending way without taking rest throughout the day. Thus, you could notice each of our itineraries allow maximum 4 to 6 hours walking per day along with adequate rest time across the trail at the higher elevation.
Please consider that some people are more vulnerable than other. Thus it is advised that each of individual clients needs to purchase mandatorily travel insurance policy along with inclusive of higher elevation rescue and evacuation coverage before deciding to mark on any trips. Please keep in mind that we are not insurance policy seller and do not conduct this as a business. We need this to make an ease in rescue operation during the difficult conditions happened in the remote areas where rescue operation is accessible only through the helicopter charter.
Your insurance coverage policy details will also be with us. We will proceed step by step process in case of immediate rescue operation to save your life from any emergency case facing while you are you in any corner of the Himalaya through your insurance purchase coverage.
We advise to consider below included essential trekking equipments and packing lists in details which are prepared by focusing on tea house trekking, camping trekking and home stay trekking in order to arrange comfort and enjoyable your holiday. We never recommend our valued clients to bring over equipments which are unnecessary for the trek. Porter help carrying luggage has weight limit and not allow over 20 kg in trek. The equipments are also available in Kathmandu for acquiring or hiring. Trekking equipments and packing lists have included everything essential for trekking.
- Sun hat or Baseball hat ( to protect face skin from sunlight during the trek)
- Winter hat or insulating hat or Wide brimmed hat
- Headlight with extra batteries
- Sunglass with UV protection
- Face/body wipes
- Light weight gloves
- Heavy weight winter gloves
- Hiking shirts
- Long sleeved shirt
- Hooded rain jacket
- Fleece jacket
- Light weight cotton pants
- T- shirts ( bring Light weight wool)
- Polypropylene underwear
- down jacket ( available in rent in Kathmandu)
- Water proof jacket and pants
- Hiking Boots
- Thick wool socks ( Take a extra pairs of thick light socks)
- 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 trek)
- Sleeping Pad ( For camping trek)
- Tent ( only for camping trek)
- Cooking and eating utensils ( only for camping trek)
- Toiletries ( toilet papers, tooth paste, tooth brush, )
- Medium size drying towel
- Tooth brush
- Tooth paste
- Deodorant floss
- Bio degradable bar soap
- Nail clippers
- Small mirror
- Cell phone
- First aid kit
- Extra passport photos and photocopies of passport
- Notebook and pen
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.
The Manaslu Circuit trek includes fixed departure dates from Kathmandu and Pokhara and canbe tailoredto accommodate to 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 tothe 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, theLead Guide will ultimately make the final choice on the best rerouting after consulting with the group members and keeping in mind theinterests of the party as a whole. If an alteration is necessary, then we will certainly do everything we can to diminish the effects.
We look forward to guiding you on the Manaslu Circuit and through some of the most dazzling landscape on the planet with unforgettable Himalayan panoramas along the way!
Dates & prices
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|01 December, 2018||16 December, 2018||Guaranteed||USD 1095 P/P||Book Now|
|08 December, 2018||23 December, 2018||Guaranteed||USD 1095 P/P||Book Now|
|17 December, 2018||01 January, 2019||Guaranteed||USD 1095 P/P||Book Now|
|24 December, 2018||08 January, 2019||Guaranteed||USD 1095 P/P||Book Now|
|31 December, 2018||15 January, 2019||Guaranteed||USD 1095 P/P||Book Now|