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Around Manaslu Circuit Trek - 12 Days

Destination Nepal
Activity Manaslu Treks
Accomodation Tea house during the trek
Duration 12 days
Region Manaslu Region
Start / End point Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Group size 2 - 12
MAX. ALTITUDE 5,160m at Larkya la pass
MEALS INCLUDED All meals during the trek
TRIP CODE dwt 04
BEST SEASON Feb, Mar, Apri, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec,
GRADE Challenging
ACTIVITY PER DAY Approx. 4-6 hrs walking
TRANSPORTATION Domestic flight and private vehicle (Transportation)

About the 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.

Highlights

  • 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
  • View of other peaks such as Mt. Lhotse(8,516m), Cho Oyu(8,201m) and Mt.Makalu (8,463m)
  • Captivating flora and fauna
  • Cultural exploration between Hindu’s and Buddhists
  • Possibility of spotting a wild endangered species like Snow Leopard.
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.

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.

19 Days Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit Trekking
16 Days Tsum Valley Trekking

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.

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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Included all standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).

What is Included?

  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Arughat to soti khola and from Dharapani to Kathmandu via 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

What is Excluded?

  • 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

Route Map

Route Map

Equipment Checklist

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
  • Light weight gloves
  • Heavy weight winter gloves
Body
  • 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)
  • Sweater
  • Water proof 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

Trip Information

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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 is 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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Responsible Travel
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% 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.
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.
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.

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Trip Reviews

The best tour company in Nepal!
step
5 - Excellent
05/29/2019

My girlfriend and I just spent 12 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.

Great Time on Manaslu Circuit with DWT!
laura
5 - Excellent
03/15/2019

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.

Around Manaslu Trek
Dan
5 - Excellent
10/15/2019

We had an adventure on this trek with over 150km trekking and to heights of 5106 metres off sea level. We had an amazing guide "Milan" whom provided us with a great attitude and kept moral high. His ability to help us with what ever he physically could regardless of our requests was admirable. Our porters Ganess and Umes had a great attitude and with the heavy load they had they continued with jokes laughs and songs. Their good vibes kept us all in good spirits every day. The altitude was very challenging for me but with the crews support (especially Milan) we managed make it over Larkya Pass at 5106 metres. It was a beautiful journey which tested us physically, mentally and spiritually like all good journeys should.

Around Manaslu Trek
Nick
5 - Excellent
09/10/2019

Great company to go trekking with. Great value for the money they charge for the trek. They pick you up from the airport, look after all the time you are trekking and take you back to the airport when you get back to Kathmandu. Paul, the C.E.O greets you when you arrive in Kathmandu to explain the itinerary and make sure it meets with your understanding and keeps in contact with guides while on the trek to make sure everything goes well. Our guide Milan was very knowledgeable and looked to make sure you got the most out of the trek. Our porters Gunis and Ohmis were always smiling despite the heavy packs they had to carry all day. The trek itself is quite strenuous and I would advise doing it over 14 days unless you are looking to push yourselves physically. You'll enjoy the fantastic sceneary far more if you give yourself the extra time. Especially if there is snow higher up, as with our teek. Manaslu region is less busy than other areas of Nepal and it's like going back in time. Tea houses are pretty good for most of the trek. food was good and no one in our group had bad stomachs at all. The feeling of achievement you get when you reach Larke Pass is fantastic. Overall a great trek with a great company. Thinking of doing another trek next year and if I do will definitely use Paul and DWT.

Around Manaslu Trek
Paige
5 - Excellent
11/10/2019

My boyfriend and I had a wonderful experience with Discovery World Trekking. With only 12 days to make the Manaslu trek Paul made a modified itinerary for us and we had our own private tour with (guide) and Milan (porter). Both Dol 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!

Excellent and trustworthy guide around Manaslu!
Nik
5 - Excellent
10/10/2019

We did the Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley with a guide, Milan, from Discovery World Trekking, who really did a great job to make us happy. He saved us from food poisoning by avoiding one or two lodges, and he helped us making decisions about the itinerary (in which we had one extra day, so we were able to be flexible). We felt that our guide could be fully trusted in his advice, and in the end, we had the most amazing trip we could imagine. The owner, Paul, is also very helpful, and you can message him anytime if you have any questions.

Around Manaslu Circuit Trek
Anna
5 - Excellent
09/10/2019

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!

An experience to remember!
mel
5 - Excellent
10/11/2019

Yesterday my partner and I arrived back in Kathmandu after trekking 12 days around the Manaslu Circuit organised by Discovery World travel. My partner dealt with the booking and couldn’t have been happier with the service he was provided. Paul was always in contact ensuring we were well prepared for our trip and was always quick to reply to any queries we had. The kind of professionalism that puts your mind at ease. As this would be my first ever Trekking holiday it was very important we selected a company where our well being and safety was their number one priority and this company never fell short of that. Every night our guide would measure our oxygen levels and heart rate to ensure we were healthy enough to continue climbing in altitude, which we never saw any other company do along the way. Although this extra may seem quite small it kept myself and my partners mind at ease knowing we where able to continue our trek without the risk of altitude sickness. Now to our guide Dil and Porter Kaji! Without these to superstars our trip would not have been as memorable as it was. Dil was charismatic, knowledgeable and had a real sense of responsibility for our safety. Dil went to all lengths to ensure we were well fed, comfortable and entertained throughout the trip. Kaji his first ever portering job and boy are we glad we got to experience that! Kaji made us laugh every day always bringing a smile to the breakfast table which made us forget about our aching legs of lack of sleep! He climbed trees hanging over 20ft cliffs to ensure we could taste the local fruit. Both the boys taught us what Nepalese they could and taught us their napalese card games which may I say we gave them a run for their money once we got the hang of the “rules”. Happiness is what Discovery World travel wants to achieve and happiness is all we feel! Thank you to Paul for having a great eye for staff and staying true to your vision. When we return to Nepal we will not need to consider any other company as your exceeded our expectations!

Best Experiance Ever!!! Manaslu Circuit Trekking
Faline & Henrik
5 - Excellent
03/03/2014

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.

Very good trek, very good guide and very good service
clara
5 - Excellent
11/20/2017

My boyfriend and I just came back to Kathmandu after an amazing trek around Mt Manaslu including a side trip to Tsum Valley. We did the trek together with our guide Milan from Discovery World Trekking. Milan was a very good and honest guide. We felt very safe with him. Before the trek we had two meetings with Discovery World Trekking where we got all the information we needed before the trek. The service of the agency is very good! Also the price is very reasonable! I would definitely recommend others to arrange a trek with Discovery World Trekking.

FAQ’s

Is trekking to Manaslu Circuit difficult?

No, basically you do not need any ropes or ice picks. Moreover, there is no vertical climbing. No matter who you are, as long as you are reasonably fit, can walk for 5-6 hours a day and trek/hike few uphills, Discovery World Trekking will guide you to reach Manslu Circuit trek.

How safe is Manaslu Circuit trekking?

Discovery World Trekking guarantees 3S for the clients: safety, security and satisfaction. The team members of Discovery World Trekking will be carrying all the necessary gear, equipment and first aid kits and they have extensive first aid training. If a trekker falls sick on high altitude, the leader will decide whether to continue the trek. In case of emergency, Discovery World Trekking have rescue helicopter to bring you back from the higher elevation. Moreover, Discovery World Trekking also provides oximeter to monitor oxygen level at high altitude and offers regular health check-up facilities.

Which is the best time of the year to Manaslu Circuit trek?

Spring (March to May) and Fall (October to November) are the best seasons to trek Manaslu Circuit trek to explore clear view of Himalayas. The temperature is cold between December and February but the visibility is still good. Trekkers choose this season because there are few tourists on the trails. Admittedly, Discovery World Trekking can make it happen in any season you want with all the safeties and fun.

How to avoid altitude sickness in Manaslu Circuit trek?

  • Cut off caffeinated, alcoholic and smoking items. 
  • Drink at least 4 liters of water a day. 
  • Trek slow.
  • Don't skip the acclimatization days.
  • Better to continue with Diamox (if any symptoms shows up). 
  • Drink Garlic Soup.

How long do I need to walk per day during my trek to Manaslu Circuit

The hiking will be 5-7 hours a day depending upon the landscape and destination.

Do I need any permits before starting the trek to Manaslu Circuit trek?

You need Manaslu special permit with Conservation Area Permit, and Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) fees, Discovery World Trekking will help you with all the necessary paperwork and let you enjoy your holidays to the fullest.

Do I need Travel Insurance to trek in Manaslu Region?

You need travel insurance prior to booking the trek which must cover medical and emergency repatriation inclusive of helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at high altitude for trekking members. You should provide it to us before you start your trekking.

What about the Insurance of guides and porters?

Discovery World Trekking ensures the expenses for insurance of its guides, porters and all the crews along with meals, salary, lodging, transportation and other necessary equipment.

Is there any luggage limit for porter?

Discovery World Trekking will provide one porter for two trekkers to carry 18 kgs of luggage (maximum 9 kg for each trekker). Please be sure your porters are not overloaded because they do not carry only your equipment but also lift your spirit to reach new heights, and your love, affection and generosity can be the reason for them to work hard to take you to your destination.

What is the weather condition at Manaslu Circuit trek?

Month Temperature  Weather and Nature 
January  Max -5°C at daytime to min -10°C at night and morning  Coldest month 
February  Max 15°C at daytime to min 8°C at night and morning  Mild and humid, good visibility 
March  Max 10°C at daytime to min -6°C at night and morning  Frozen lakes begin to thaw out, streams begin to fill and new buds begin to sprout 
April  Max 12°C at daytime to min 4°C at night and morning  More colorful month because of red, green, white, blue and pink rhododendrons 
May  Max 18°C at daytime to min 4°C at night and morning  Warmest month 
June  Max 25°C at daytime to min 10°C at night and morning  Humid, as the rain and clouds often overshadow the hot sun 
July  Max 22°C at daytime to min 8°C at night and morning  Wettest month 
August  Max 20°C at daytime to min 6°C at night and morning  Monsoon makes the trail lush, dense and gorgeously green but quiet slippery 
September  Max 21°C at daytime to min 7°C at night and morning  Fresh and pleasant climate 
October  Max 15°C at daytime to min -2°C at night and morning  Stable weather condition and best month to trek 
November  Max 13°C at daytime to min -3°C at night and morning  Cold and dry weather 
December  Max 12°C at daytime to min -8°C at night and morning  Driest month 

What documents do I need for trekking to Manaslu Circuit trek?

You need to submit the following documents after the advance payment deposit and all the documents should be sent via email.

  • A copy of passport,
  •  Passport size photos, 
  • Flight details, 
  • Copy of travel insurance (it has to cover heli rescue and medical evacuation).

What is the accommodation on the trails of Manaslu Circuit trek?

For the Manaslu Circuit trek, you will be staying at teahouses/lodges, generally offering twin sharing room and healthy local foods. The toilets are outside the room or the house in a squat form. Hot showers/running water are available at extra cost in most of the places.

Is meal easily available on the trek to manaslu Circuit trek?

the meal on this trek is very convenient but not as in cities. Along with Western meals, chapati, rice, local tsampa porridge, Tibetan bread, various soups like Sherpa stew steaks, Momo (dumplings), Tenduk, noodles and thukpa are amazing himalayan cuisines for the trekkers. Discovery World Trekking will arrange meal in special areas for its clients.

What types of liquid do I need to drink at high altitude?

Garlic soup is must while trekking. Discovery World Trekking recommends trekkers to drink green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon and ginger tea. However, it is better to avoid alcohol and alcoholic beverages, caffeinated items and hot-chocolates at high altitude.

Is the drinking water safe in the trek to manaslu Circuit?

Bottled water is easily available at low cost. But you can not use plastic bottles in manaslu region. So, they do not sell plastic bottled mineral water. You need to drink mineral water or boiled or filtered water in those areas. It is better to use water purification drops and tablets which you can either bring from your own country or buy in Kathmandu. Discovery World Trekking also provide water purifier pills.

Do I need to bring medicines for trekking to manaslu Circuit trek?

If you are allergic to specific medicines, it is better to consult your doctor and bring your own. Discovery World Trekking regards its clients as its family. So, Discovery World Trekking will facilitate you with medical kits and other safety concern to avoid altitude sickness and other probable sicknesses.

I am a vegetarian. Am I supposed to get enough meal on my trek?

Discovery World Trekking won’t recommend non-veg items because the meat in such places may not hygienic and healthy. Discovery World Trekking also encourage to avoid dairy and cheesy items and strongly suggest not to consume them during the trek. So, our packages are suitable for both vegan and vegetarians.

Is there pick service by the Company?

You will see personal representative of Discovery World Trekking welcoming you outside the arrival lounge of Tribhuvan International Airport with your name pamphlets on her/his hand. S/he will take you to your selected hotel on private transportation conveniently.

Is there a cancellation or refund policy?

Discovery World Trekking offers cancellation and refund facilities. You need to visit Discovery World Trekking’s tour packages for more information.

What is the booking and payment method for manaslu Circuit trek?

You need to pay 10% in advance and rest of the amount can be paid after your arrival in Nepal. We accept Credit Card, however, you will be charged extra amount as service fee by the bank. So, Discovery World Trekking recommends you to pay in Cash to enjoy the benefit of discount. Any currency is accepted.

Is tipping necessary for porter and guide?

Your porters are a big reason why you got a chance to feel something very few can have. Apart from guiding and carrying your necessities and being mindful of your safety, they want to see you happily succeeded more than anyone like family and help you successfully complete the trek safely. So, your tips reflect gratitude towards them. So, tipping is a recommended culture for porters and guide in Nepal as a gesture of thankfulness.

Can I buy the gear in Nepal?

Discovery World Trekking will introduce to dozens of shops selling knock-off gear in Kathmandu. You can also barter those gears at the knock-off places but be sure you keep the receipt safely. Moreover, you can rent the needed gears if you do not want to buy them.

Is internet access available in manaslu Circuit trek?

Yes, most guesthouses offer Wi-Fi, for a small charge

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