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Manaslu Circuit Trek

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Manaslu Circuit Trekking
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Trip Highlights

  • Fawning start from Kathmandu to Arughat.
  • Not less gratifying than Annapurna circuit.
  • Deserving Gorkha village is to explore.
  • Whiteout vistas of Manaslu & contiguous many mountains.
  • Budi Gandaki river and its shore is vantage.
  • Buddhists monasteries and the tribal culture is spellbinding.
  • Far out, tea houses never stop their congenial conduct to trekkers.
  • Eventually,luscious dinner with cultural events in Kathmandu.    

Manaslu circuit trek has obtained huge popularity in the form of alternative to the Annapurna circuit trek, as large numbers of walking trails available in or nearby the Annapurna region have now become roads. The entire Manaslu circuit trekking is a challenging one but equally rewards its visitors with plenty of classic high altitude mountains and panoramic landscape views. Currently, the trek belongs to the newly developed trail of the Great Himalayan region.

Details on the Trek/Trail

Our Skyline Treks Group starts with the Manaslu Circuit Treks from a popular bazaar of Nepal named Arughat and ends in about 2 to 3 weeks in Besisahar recognized as the beginning point of the famous Annapurna Circuit Trek. Later on, the trek allows individuals to follow salt traditing route of ancient times across the steep valley of the famous Budhi Gandaki river. Starting from Deng, you will find ease of ravines slopes and snow mountain peaks’ views from Ligaon.

After this, by reaching at Lhogaon, you will get an impressive view of the famous Manaslu region in combination with its double mountain peak displaying as a soaring monarch that involves double-edge summit by towring above barley fields. In addition, the trail would follow the Syala village covered with pine forests and has backdrop of many peaks in horseshoe shape. Later on, you would be able to go to the Sama village or Samagaon located at foot of famous Manaslu Mountain.

Day 01: Arrival at Airport and meet with our staff (One of our company staff will be waiting you at the Tribhuban International Airport (TIA) with display your name "......." on the plate) and pick up by our private vehicle and than 20 minutes drive to the Hotel.

Day 02: Full day guided sightseeing in Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Patan Durbar Square (B)

Day 03: 9 ½  hrs drive to Soti Khola via Arughat, and check in Hotel (B, L, D)

Day 04: Trek to Machha Khola (900 meters) 5.30 hrs  (B, L, D)

Day 05: Trek to Jagat (1340 meters) 6 hrs  (B, L, D)

Day 06: Trek to Philim (1700m) 5 hrs  (B, L, D)

Day 07:  Trek to Deng (2095) 5 hrs  (B, L, D)

Day 08: Trek to Namrung (2900m) 5 hrs  (B, L, D)

Day 09: Trek to Samagaon (3500 meters) 6 hrs (B, L, D)

Day 10: Acclimatization day at Samagaon (B, L, D)

Day 11: Trek to Samdo (3690m) 3 hrs  (B, L, D)

Day 12: Trek to Dharmashala (4450m) 4 hrs (B, L, D)

Day 13: Trek to Bhimphedi (3590 meters) via Cross Larkya La pass (5220m) 8 hrs  (B, L, D)

Day 14: Bhimphedi to Tilje (3900 meters) 5 hrs  (B, L, D)

Day 15: Trek to Chamche. Overnight at guesthouse. (B, L, D)

Day 16: 9 hrs drive to Kathmandu and check in Hotel. Rest of the time for shopping (B)

Day 17: Drive to airport for return flight. (B)

  Cost Includes:

  • Airport pick up and drop off by our private vehicle
  • Kathmandu hotel room with Breakfast (B) basis
  • Fluent english speaking license holder sightseeing tour guide
  • Sightseeing tour guide fee
  • Sightseeing entrance fee
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) entry permit fees
  • All accommodation and 3 meals a day during the trek in lodge
  • English speaking license holder trekking Guide and each 2 persons 1 Porter
  • Wages, equipment, insurance and other facilities to staffs
  • All land transfer as per above itinerary
  • Manaslu Special Trekking permit fee
  • Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP) entry permit fee
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) permit fee

 Cost excludes:

  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Kathmandu Hotel Lunch and Dinner (L, D)
  • Personal equipment sleeping bag, Down jacket, waterproof jacket, kit bag etc. (you can rent them in Kathmandu at a cost of US$ 1-3 per item per day)
  • Travel Insurance and medical evacuation in case of emergency
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks (including cold drinks and mineral water), tips, gifts, souvenirs, etc.

Where is Nepal?

Nepal, a sovereign Independent Kingdom, lies between 80 degree 12' east longitude and 26 degree 22' and 30 degree 27' north latitude. It is bounded on the north by the Tibet Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China; on the east by Sikkim and West Bengal of the Indian Union on the south by Indian States of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh and on the west by Uttar Pradesh of Indian Union. The length of the Kingdom is 885 kilometers east-west and its breath varies from 145 to 241 kilometers north-south. Climatically, it lies in the temperate zone with the added advantage of altitude.

Why is Nepal such a fascinating country for many people?

The Himalayan kingdom of Nepal is a land of scenic mountains, time-worn temples and some of the best walking trails on Earth. It's a small country, but it's rich in scenic splendor and exotic cultures. The people of Nepal are as diverse as their country and represent distinct cultures and races.

Though they speak a variety of tongues and practice different religions, they are the friendliest people that you would ever meet. The kingdom has long exerted a pull on the Western imagination and it's a difficult place to dislodge from your memory once you return. So, wait until you're actually here in Nepal.

As a traveler, there is endless number of surprises Nepal has to offer you. Kathmandu Valley with its thousands of Hindu temples, Buddhist stupas, stunning architecture and rich pageantry can be quite beyond words. If you are careful enough not to get entangled in the superficial facade of a flatly"modernizing" capital city, Kathmandu probably offers you as exotic and urban experience as you can get.

Beyond Kathmandu, it’s another world altogether. Most travelers to Nepal want to check out the truly spectacular Himalayas along with the higher hills. A few go there to scale the high mountains, but many are nature lovers who trek along landscapes filled with deep valleys, lush forests, snow trails, terraced fields, and above all, the most hospitable people.

Travelers to Nepal also love making a safari trip to one of the National Parks in Nepal. The most popular one is the Chitwan National Park in the southern plains which hosts a diverse wildlife reserves including the rare Asian one-horn rhino.

Do I need a visa to travel to Nepal?

All foreign nationals, except Indian Citizens, need visas to enter Nepal.

What do I need to get my visa? 

You need a valid passport, two passport size photos and US$ in cash.

Where do I apply to get my visa?

The best way to apply for visa is from the Nepalese diplomatic missions in your home country. The other choice is to get it from Immigration office upon your arrival day at the entry points of Nepal.

What if I decided to stay more than 60 days in Nepal? Where and what should I do to extend my Tourist Visa?

There's no problem in it. The Immigration Department of Kathmandu or Pokhara can extend the visa for another 30 days and the charge for this is US$ 50. Indeed the visa can be extended for a total of 120 days, an additional 30 days visa may be granted on reasonable grounds from the Immigration Office. Nevertheless, a tourist cannot stay in Nepal under tourist-visa for more than 150 cumulative days.

How to Enter Nepal?

In order to fly directly to Nepal from your home country, Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu is the only international airport in Nepal. TIA has direct air link with Osaka, Shanghai, London, Frankfurt, Hongkong, Singapore, Bangkok, Delhi, Dubai, Bombay and Calcutta. Lufthansa, Nepal Airlines (NAC), Air India, Singapore Airlines, Thai are the airlines that carry most of the foreign travelers into Kathmandu; and if you buy tickets from any other airlines, you will probably connect with one of these airlines for the final leg of your flight. Alternatively, if you have time and enthusiasm, traveling overland to Nepal via India is an option.

When is the best time to travel in Nepal? 

The weather is probably the best guide for deciding when to plan your trip to Nepal. The best time to visit Nepal is between September to November and March to May.

What is the national language of Nepal?

Nepal's national language is called Nepali. It is written in Devnagri Script. This script is the same as the one used in Hindi language - the national language of India. There are more than 72 different spoken languages in Nepal. It is also official language of Nepal.

What's the common form of greeting in Nepal?

It is called Namaste or Namaskar. You can say the greeting in words as well as do it using a gesture. Join your palms together and bring them close to your chest and about 5 to 7 inches below your chin. The word Namaste has many meanings such as Hello, How are you? I am glad to see you, nice to meet you, good morning, etc.

What are some basic Nepali customs that I should know about?

  • Take off your shoes before entering a temple or one's home
  • Ask for permission before entering a Hindu temple
  • Taking photographs inside the most temples are considered illegal
  • Ask for permission before taking photographs of objects, and including Nepali people.
  • Nepali people are friendly by nature. Have a genuine interest in them. Talk to them. Be friendly as you travel

What time is it now in Nepal and what’s the phone code?

Nepali time is GMT/UTC plus 5 Hours 45 minutes. Area code for dialing to Nepal: Country Code: 977 Kathmandu City Code: 1 (e.g. 977 1 4212737 First three digits is the country code, second is the area code, the last digits are telephone numbers.

What is the currency of Nepal?

Nepalese currency is spelled as Nepalese Rupees or Rupee (Rs) or Nepali Rupee, and in short it is written NRS or RS. 100 Paisa equals 1 Rs. Currently Notes of the following denominations are used: 1000, 500, 100, 50, 25, 10, 5, 2, and 1 rupees. Coin hasn't been popular in Nepal and hence is almost always ignored in business. The coins of the following denominations can be found: 1 paisa, 5 paisa, 10 paisa, 50 paisa and 1 Rs, 2 Rs, and 5 Rs. It is recommended that you travel with smaller notes in less populated areas, while large notes are easily accepted elsewhere.

Are there ATM facilities in Nepal?

Yes, in Kathmandu and Pokhara. International credit cards (Master Card, Visa Card etc) are also accepted in all leading hotels, shopping centers, bars and restaurants in Nepal.

Will my Cell phone (mobile phone) work in Nepal?

Please, Contact your service provider and check if Nepal country is included in their `Global roaming' package. Please note, not all parts of Nepal are covered by the GSM Network in Nepal.

What are health requirements to visit Nepal? 

Nepal does not require any specific immunization for visitors. It is however best to have vaccine before coming to Nepal. Your doctors can advice you on the type of vaccine to be taken to travel to third world countries like Nepal.

What about getting to Nepal from Tibet?

The crossing between Nepal and Tibet via Kodari is only open to organized groups but not to individual travelers heading north. Be prepared with alternative plans if you're thinking about using this route, because landslides regularly make it impassable during the monsoon.

Manaslu Circuit Trek


I couldn't have been more happy with my choice of Skyline Treks and Expeditions for my trip to Nepal this past month. I did the 17 day Manaslu Circuit trip, and everything was very organized and professional right from start to finish. 

My guide, Ramshing Tamang, was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and always smiling. He really stood out compared to other guides I encountered along the way with his sense of humour and outgoing, upbeat attitude. 

I wouldn't change a thing about the whole trip - my guide, porter and overall experience was amazing! Thank you to Skyline for exceeding all my expectations!

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