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Moderate

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5,100 m

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2-16 Persons

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Teahouse, Camping

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Durations : 10 Days
Activities : Trekking in Nepal

Short Manaslu Circuit Trek: A 10-Day Adventure

The Short Manaslu Circuit Trek offers a unique and off-the-beaten-path experience within the stunning Manaslu Conservation Area. This 10-day Short Manaslu Circuit trek takes you through a government-regulated region, showcasing the incredible beauty of the Manaslu region and its base camp.

Major Highlights of Short Manaslu Circuit Trek

The Short Manaslu Circuit Trek is packed with highlights that make it a memorable adventure:

  • Unique Route: The trek begins with a scenic jeep drive from Kathmandu to Lapubeshi, followed by trekking to Machhikhola. The route includes famous local villages such as Jagat, Phelim, Namrung, Loh, Samagaon, Manaslu Base Camp, Samdo, Dharamsala, Larkya Pass (5106m), Bhimtang, and concludes in Dharapani, connecting with the Annapurna Circuit Trek.

  • Permit Checkpoint: Jagat serves as the permit checkpoint, allowing you to enter the restricted Manaslu region. This checkpoint is a gateway to the incredible landscapes and cultural richness the area has to offer.

  • Larkya Pass (5160m): The trek reaches its pinnacle with the crossing of Larkya Pass, standing at an elevation of 5160 meters. The pass offers breathtaking panoramic views, making the challenging ascent worthwhile.

  • Local Culture: Immerse yourself in the local culture as you explore villages, interact with the residents, and witness the unique traditions of the Manaslu region.

Why Short Manaslu Trekking Package?

The Short Manaslu Circuit Trek of 10 days is designed for those seeking a fulfilling trekking experience without committing to an extended journey. Here's why the short trekking package stands out:

  • Time Efficiency: Perfect for trekkers with limited time, this 10-day package allows you to explore the essence of the Manaslu region efficiently.

  • Fitness Level: Suitable for trekkers with good fitness who want to experience the beauty of Manaslu without the challenges of an extended trek.

  • Luxurious Experience: Enjoy luxury transportation, comfortable lodge accommodations, and the assistance of experienced guides and porters for a more adventurous experience.

Best Time for Short Manaslu Circuit Trek

The ideal time for the Short Manaslu Circuit Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer stable weather conditions, clear skies, and pleasant temperatures, enhancing the overall trekking experience.

Permits for Short Manaslu Circuit Trek

Similar to the standard Manaslu Circuit Trek, special permits are required for the Short Manaslu Circuit Trek. Trekkers need to obtain permits and arrange guide-porters through Team Ram Adventure, a government-registered trekking company.

We ensures a seamless process for obtaining the necessary permits for an uninterrupted journey.

Cost for Short Manaslu Circuit Trekking

The cost for the Short Manaslu Circuit Trek varies based on factors such as group size, itinerary, and services included. Team Ram Adventure offers competitive and transparent pricing, with options for customization to meet individual preferences.

The cost for the Short Manaslu Circuit Trek varies based on group size, with the following rates:

Group Size Cost (USD)
2 $ 1299  Per Person
3-6 $ 1199  Per Person
7-10 $ 1050  Per Person
11+ $ 950  Per Person

Team Ram Adventure offers competitive and transparent pricing, with options for customization to meet individual preferences.

The Short Manaslu Circuit Trek of 10 days is a remarkable adventure that combines cultural exploration, scenic beauty, and a taste of high-altitude trekking. Team Ram Adventure is ready to provide an unforgettable experience, whether you choose the 14-day Manaslu Circuit Trek or 10-day Short Manaslu Circuit Trekking itinerary, with the option to customize your trekking package in Nepal.

Contact us for this trekking adventure and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Solo or Group Short Manaslu Circuit Trekking?

Short Manaslu Circuit trek, renowned for its secluded charm, requires navigating through the restricted zones of Manaslu and Annapurna Conservation Area in Nepal. While some trekkers aspire to undertake the journey solo, trekking to Manaslu alone is strictly forbidden by the Nepalese government. This prohibition aims to safeguard trekkers from potential hazards, ensuring their protection through the assistance of certified Manaslu tour guides and porters.

Solo hiking is not a viable option for the Short Manaslu Circuit trek, as the government mandates the presence of an experienced guide for safety reasons and an enhanced trekking experience. For private expeditions, a minimum of two individuals is required, with no maximum limit imposed. The Nepalese government has demarcated specific areas where solo trekking without a guide is prohibited, aiming to preserve the unique ethnic groups and their cultural traditions in the region.

Therefore, a government-certified guide is indispensable for traversing the restricted zones within the Manaslu Region. Various restricted areas, such as Tsum Valley, Larkya La, Manaslu Base Camp, and six other Village Development Committees (VDCs), dot the landscape of the Manaslu region. Obtaining licenses to explore these regions is imperative, necessitating the engagement of a knowledgeable guide affiliated with a registered trekking company. The acquisition of restricted area permits for the Short Manaslu Circuit trek is contingent upon the expertise and credentials of the chosen guide, ensuring a fulfilling and compliant trekking experience.

Internet and charging facilities in Short Manaslu Circuit Trek

Securing Nepali SIM cards is a hassle-free task in Kathmandu, readily accessible for purchase. A mere copy of your passport and two passport-sized photos will suffice for the acquisition process. By completing a simple form and making a payment of less than a dollar, you can obtain your SIM card promptly.

These cards function optimally in areas with robust network signals, while WiFi becomes particularly handy as you ascend to higher altitudes. It's worth noting that a fee of $2 to $3 may be incurred for WiFi usage if your SIM card's data package experiences glitches. Charging electronic devices along the Short Manaslu Circuit Trek poses a slight challenge. Charging facilities are limited, primarily found in larger villages.

While some teahouses or lodges may offer charging services, they might come at an additional cost. To circumvent potential issues, it is advisable to carry a power bank along with your charging cable as a backup. Power outages are commonplace, especially during adverse weather conditions or unforeseen events, emphasizing the importance of being prepared for charging contingencies.

Food and Accommodation during the Short Manaslu Circuit trek

While the breathtaking mountain vistas are a highlight of trekking, their beauty alone won't fuel your journey without suitable food and accommodation. In fact, these two elements are paramount for a successful trekking experience. Without nourishing meals and adequate rest, the efforts put into preparation and training may prove futile. The importance of consuming healthy food and enjoying proper sleep cannot be overstated, as they significantly impact your overall well-being during the Manaslu short trek.

The culinary and lodging offerings along the Short Manaslu Circuit trek mirror those found on other popular treks in Nepal, albeit with a broader array of choices. In addition to traditional Nepali fare such as momo, dal bhat, and soups, international cuisines like pizza, burgers, pasta, and burritos are popular along this route. As you ascend to higher altitudes, the culinary options become more limited. It's important to note that both food and accommodation expenses during the Short Manaslu Circuit trek are generally higher than those in Kathmandu.

Accommodations along the route typically feature modest yet comfortable rooms equipped with basic amenities like beds, blankets, and shared bathrooms. The warmth of local hospitality adds a special touch to your stay. As you reach higher elevations, accommodations become more rustic, offering a more authentic mountain experience but with fewer luxuries. The trade-off for these simpler lodgings is the unique and genuine connection to the mountain environment they provide.

Itinerary Expand All Close All

We drive from Kathmandu by bus or jeep to Machhikhola. The drive passes through arid landscapes, charming villages, and picturesque riverbanks along the Trisuli and Akhhu rivers during this magnificent expedition. The stunning views of Ganesh Himal, Langtang, and Manaslu grace your journey from the very start.

As you wind your way to Machhikhola, soaking in the breathtaking vistas, you'll spend 7 to 9 hours on the road before arriving at this hidden highland community.

Machhikhola welcomes you with open arms, providing a cozy lodging for the night.

Food
Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
869

Today our trekking journey begins as you bid farewell to Machhikhola and follow the meandering channels of the Budhi Gandaki River. Traverse suspension bridges, diverse terrains, and soak in the stunning panoramas as you navigate through this enchanting landscape.

After an exhilarating 6-7 hours of trekking, reach Jagat, a vibrant cultural hub and the checkpoint marking the beginning of the restricted Manaslu Valley. Complete the necessary checks with the guards using your restricted area permit, immersing yourself in the beauty of Manaslu.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1430

Continue your ascent into the upper elevations of the Manaslu region, anticipating a day filled with exploration. Navigate steep hills, dense forests, and flowing streams, encountering a variety of local flora and fauna.

After a challenging 8-9 hours of hiking, arrive at Deng, a serene village surrounded by lush forests, where you'll spend the night.

 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1860

Venture deeper into the Himalayas on this day's journey, trekking through fragrant rhododendron and pine forests. Revel in the pleasant aroma of wildflowers as you ascend, rewarded with expansive views of towering peaks. Conclude the day in Lho, a picturesque village offering breathtaking mountain views.

Check into your lodging after 7-8 hours of trekking for a well-deserved break.

 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3178

Continue the adventure towards Samagaun, with the Himalayan mountains in clear view. Opt for an optional side trek to the Tibetan monastery of Punggyen Gompa to delve into the area's rich cultural heritage. After a fulfilling day of trekking lasting 8 to 9 hours, arrive at Samagaun, nestled in the mountain embrace, where you'll spend the night.

 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3529

Ascend to higher altitudes as you leave Samagaun behind and head towards Samdo. The terrain becomes more challenging, but the majestic mountain scenery keeps you motivated. Traverse rocky paths and pristine landscapes, catching glimpses of the peaks. After a satisfying 4 to 5 hours of trekking, arrive at Samdo, a high-altitude village, where you'll acclimatize to the elevation.

 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3700

Venture higher into the Himalayas, with cleaner air and more striking scenery. Trek to Dharamsala, also known as Larkya Base Camp, for breathtaking views as you approach the ultimate destination, Larkya La Pass. After 4 to 5 hours of walking, arrive at Dharamsala for an overnight stay, preparing for the challenging day ahead.

 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4460

The pinnacle of the Manaslu short trek arrives as you cross the challenging Larkya La Pass, reaching an altitude of 5,106 meters. The demanding ascent is rewarded with a sense of achievement and a panoramic view from the pass. Descend to Bhimtang at 3,700 meters after passing the pass, covering a distance of about 12 kilometers in 8 to 9 hours for a well-earned overnight rest.

 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
5103

Begin the descent to lower altitudes, traversing alpine meadows and dense forests, offering a refreshing change in scenery. Descend from Bhimtang to Dharapani, noticing the decrease in altitude and a warmer climate. After a satisfying 6 to 8 hours of trekking, reach Dharapani to rest and rejuvenate for the final leg of your journey.

 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1920

Bid farewell to the mountains as you depart Dharapani on the final day of your Manaslu Short trek. Embark on a 7–9-hour scenic drive through Besisahar to return to Kathmandu.

Reflect on the diverse sceneries and cherish the incredible adventures and stunning vistas experienced during your trek in the Manaslu region. Conclude your spectacular Himalayan trekking journey by returning to Kathmandu.

 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1335

What Is Included ?

  • Airport pick up and drop service by private vehicle
  • Trekking permit and TIMS Card ( Trekkers information management system)
  • 2 Nights hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast plan
  • Drive to Soti khola and Drive back to kathmandyu from Dharapani by private vehicle sharing jeep/Bus
  • Special permit for Restricted area
  • Guide for 10 days trek with his daily wages, food, accommodation, transportation, insurance
  • Porter for 10 days trek with his daily wages ,food, accommodation, transportation, insurance
  • 9 Night 10 days basic teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • Three time meals a day breakfast- Lunch and dinner
  •  All the taxes, vat and service charge
  • All ground transportation as per the itinerary
  • All necessary staff with experienced leader (guide), assistant guide( 10 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and lodging
  • All necessary paper works; trekking permits (ACAP, special permit for Manaslu)
  • Travel and rescue arrangements
  • Seasonal fresh fruit every evening after dinner
  • T-shirt,Cap and duffel bag from Team Ram Adventure
  • Medical kits
  • Achievement Certificate after your successful trek
  • Farewell Dinner in kathmandu after your trek

What Is Excluded?

  • Accomodation and meals in Kathmandu
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, heater, etc.)
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
  • Tips for guides and porters

Short Manaslu Circuit Trek Altitude Profile

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FAQs

How Safe Manaslu Circuit Trek?

The Manaslu Circuit Trek is generally considered safe, but trekking always involves inherent risks. The region has seen an increase in popularity due to its stunning landscapes and cultural richness. Trekkers should be aware of altitude-related challenges, unpredictable weather, and rugged terrain. Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is a concern,

So our guides can enhance safety by providing support and guidance. It's essential to stay informed about weather conditions, carry proper gear, and follow safety guidelines. While incidents are rare, being prepared and taking necessary precautions contribute to a safer Manaslu Circuit Trek experience.

What is The Temperature?

The temperature during the Manaslu Circuit Trek varies depending on the season and altitude. In general:

Spring (March to May):

Daytime temperatures range from 8 to 15°C (46 to 59°F), with colder nights. As you ascend, temperatures decrease.

Summer/Monsoon (June to August):

Daytime temperatures can go up to 20°C (68°F), but the region experiences heavy rainfall, making trekking conditions challenging.

Autumn (September to November):

This is a popular trekking season. Daytime temperatures range from 10 to 20°C (50 to 68°F), providing clear skies and pleasant weather.

Winter (December to February):

Daytime temperatures can vary but often range from -10 to 5°C (14 to 41°F). Nights can be extremely cold, especially at higher altitudes. Winter trekking requires preparation for colder conditions.

How Is The Accommodation In Manaslu Circuit Trek?

Manaslu Circuit Trek Teahouses and lodges are the primary options, offering basic amenities such as a bed, blanket, and communal toilets. Lower altitudes provide relatively more comfortable accommodations, while higher elevations may have simpler facilities. Rooms may not have heating, and hot showers may be limited. It's advisable to carry a sleeping bag for added warmth.

Accommodations often have communal dining areas where trekkers can enjoy meals. While choices may be basic, the unique cultural experience and breathtaking surroundings make the accommodation part of the trek's charm.

How Difficult Is The Manaslu Circuit Trek?

The Manaslu Circuit Trek is considered moderately challenging, demanding both physical fitness and trekking experience. The trail traverses diverse terrain, from lush lowland to high alpine regions, and involves steep ascents and descents. The trek reaches high altitudes, with the Larke Pass reaching approximately 5,106 meters (16,752 feet), posing a risk of altitude-related issues. Weather conditions can be unpredictable, especially during the monsoon season.

Proper acclimatization, fitness preparation, and awareness of potential challenges are crucial. Despite the difficulties, the trek offers stunning landscapes, unique cultural experiences, and a sense of adventure that attracts trekkers seeking a rewarding Himalayan journey.

What Is The Best Time For An Manaslu Circuit Trek?

The best time for the Manaslu Circuit Trek is during the pre-monsoon (spring) and post-monsoon (autumn) seasons. Specifically, March to May and September to November are considered the optimal months for this trek.

During spring, the weather is stable, with clear skies and blooming flora, making for a visually stunning trek. In the autumn months, the skies remain clear, and the temperatures are mild, providing excellent trekking conditions.

These periods offer the best balance between favorable weather, comfortable temperatures, and clear mountain views, making the Manaslu Circuit Trek a truly enjoyable experience.

Why Manaslu Circuit Trek?

The Manaslu Circuit Trek offers a unique and less crowded alternative to more popular treks in the Himalayas. The journey around the majestic Manaslu massif provides breathtaking views of diverse landscapes, from lush greenery to alpine terrain.

This trek allows for immersive cultural experiences as it passes through traditional villages inhabited by diverse ethnic groups. The highlight is crossing the challenging Larke Pass, reaching an elevation of 5,106 meters (16,752 feet). The Manaslu Circuit Trek blends natural beauty, cultural encounters, and a sense of adventure, attracting trekkers seeking a rewarding and off-the-beaten-path Himalayan experience.

Do We Need Special Permit For Manaslu Circuit Trek?

Yes, a special permit is required for the Manaslu Circuit Trek. It is regulated as a restricted area by the Nepalese government. Trekkers need 3 diffirent permit  Manaslu Restricted Area Permit (RAP) Manaslu Conservation area Permit (MCAP) and Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP).

For this trek. Additionally, it is mandatory to trek with a licensed guide. These permits are designed to control the flow of tourists, preserve the region's unique culture and environment, and enhance safety. Trekkers are advised to obtain these permits through authorized agencies, ensuring compliance with regulations and facilitating a smooth trekking experience in the stunning Manaslu region.

How To Go Manaslu Circuit Trek?

From Kathmandu, take a local bus or hire a private vehicle to  Soti Khola/machikhola  the starting points for the trek. Alternatively, you can take a jeep or private vehicle directly to Soti Khola for a shorter initial trek.

Ensure you have the necessary permits, including the Manaslu Restricted Area Permit and Annapurna Conservation Area Permit. It's advisable to arrange a licensed guide and/or porter for a smoother journey through the diverse landscapes of the Manaslu region.

What Is The Maximum Elevation For Manaslu Circuit Trek?

The highest point on the Manaslu Circuit Trek is the Larke La-Pass, reaching an elevation of approximately 5,106 meters (16,752 feet) above sea level. This challenging mountain pass offers panoramic views of the surrounding peaks, including Manaslu, the eighth-highest mountain in the world.

Trekkers need to acclimatize properly and be prepared for the high-altitude conditions when approaching Larke Pass. The trek's maximum elevation, coupled with its diverse landscapes and cultural experiences, makes the Manaslu Circuit a rewarding but demanding journey for those seeking an off-the-beaten-path Himalayan adventure.

Where Is The Starting Point for Manaslu Circuit Trek?

The Manaslu Circuit Trek typically begins in the town of Arughat or Soti Khola, both serving as common starting points. To reach Arughat or Soti Khola, trekkers often take a local bus or private vehicle from Kathmandu. Another option is to hire a jeep or private transportation directly to Soti Khola for a shorter initial trek.

These trailheads are located in the Gorkha District of Nepal. The trekking route then proceeds through picturesque landscapes, traditional villages, and diverse terrain as it circumnavigates the stunning Manaslu massif in the Himalayas.

How Many Days We Need For Manaslu Circuit Trek?

The duration for the Manaslu Circuit Trek can vary based on the chosen itinerary and trekker's pace. Typically, the trek takes around 12 to 17 days to complete. This timeframe includes acclimatization days, allowing trekkers to adapt to the high altitudes and enjoy the stunning landscapes. The trek covers approximately 177 kilometers (110 miles), circling the Manaslu massif.

The challenging ascent to Larke Pass at 5,106 meters (16,752 feet) is a significant highlight. Trekkers should plan for additional days for transportation to and from Kathmandu, obtaining permits, and potential rest days, ensuring a safe and enjoyable Himalayan adventure.

We Need Guide And Porter For Manaslu Circuit Trek?

Yes, it is highly recommended to hire a licensed guide and Strong porter for the Manaslu Circuit Trek. A guide provides valuable support, navigation assistance, and cultural insights, enhancing the overall trekking experience. They are familiar with the terrain, helping with acclimatization and ensuring safety.

A porter can carry a significant portion of your gear, reducing the physical strain on trekkers. This allows for a more enjoyable and manageable journey, especially considering the challenging sections of the trek, such as the ascent to Larke Pass. Hiring local guides and porters also contributes to the economic well-being of the communities along the trail.

How Expensive Manaslu Circuit Trek ?

The cost of the Manaslu Circuit Trek can vary based on factors like the duration, type of accommodation, guide and porter services, permits, and personal expenses. On average, the trek costs between $1,500 to $2,500 per person. This estimate includes permits, accommodation, meals, transportation to and from the trailhead, guide and porter services, and miscellaneous expenses.

Prices may fluctuate, and trekkers are advised to choose reputable trekking agencies for a well-organized and safer experience. Additionally, carrying some extra funds for unforeseen circumstances or personal preferences is advisable. Overall, the unique cultural and scenic experience justifies the cost for many trekkers.

Where Is The Ending Point Of Manaslu Circuit Trek?

The Manaslu Circuit Trek typically concludes in the village of Bhimphedi or Dharapani, depending on the chosen itinerary. After crossing the challenging Larke Pass, trekkers descend through beautiful landscapes, passing traditional villages and diverse terrain.

Dharapani is a common endpoint, where the Manaslu Circuit trail intersects with the Annapurna Circuit trail. From there, trekkers have transportation options to return to Kathmandu, often involving a combination of local buses and jeeps.

The trek's conclusion provides a sense of accomplishment against the backdrop of the spectacular Himalayan scenery, marking the end of this rewarding adventure in the Manaslu region.

Is There Baggage Limit For Porter in Manaslu Circuit Trek?

Yes,The baggage limit for a porter on the Manaslu Circuit Trek is typically around 15-20 kilograms (35-45 pounds). This weight includes both your trekking gear and personal belongings. It's crucial to pack efficiently and prioritize essential items, as exceeding the weight limit can pose physical strain on the porter and affect their well-being.

Trekkers are encouraged to distribute weight evenly and keep in mind the challenging terrain. Additionally, communicating openly with the trekking agency and adhering to responsible trekking practices ensures the welfare of both trekkers and porters during this Manaslu Circuit Trek.

How Fit Do I Need To Be For Manaslu Circuit Trek?

To undertake the Manaslu Circuit Trek, a good level of physical fitness is essential. The trek involves challenging ascents, descents, and high-altitude sections, notably the Larke Pass at 5,106 meters (16,752 feet). Prior trekking experience and cardiovascular fitness are beneficial. Regular aerobic exercises like hiking, walking, and endurance training are recommended in preparation.

Acclimatization days are included to adapt to higher altitudes. While the trek is manageable for those with a moderate fitness level, individual experiences may vary. Consulting with a healthcare professional and gradually increasing physical activity before the trek ensures a safer and more enjoyable experience.

Do We Need To Carrey Our Own Medicine For Manaslu Circuit Trek?

Yes, it is advisable to carry your own basic medicine kit for the Manaslu Circuit Trek. Include items like pain relievers, altitude sickness medication, anti-diarrheal drugs, blister and wound care supplies, and any personal prescription medications. While some basic medical facilities may be available along the trek, remote locations and unpredictable circumstances make self-sufficiency crucial.

It's essential to consult with a healthcare professional before the trek to discuss any specific health concerns and ensure you have the necessary medications. Additionally, a first aid training or a guide with medical knowledge can enhance safety during the trek.

Can We Buy Trekking Gear In Nepal?

Yes, you can buy trekking gear in Nepal, particularly in major cities like Kathmanandu Thamel, a popular tourist district in Kathmandu, has numerous shops offering a variety of trekking equipment and clothing.

You can find both new and second-hand gear, including jackets, sleeping bags, trekking poles, and more. While the quality may vary, it provides a convenient option for those who prefer to purchase or replace gear locally.

However, it's advisable to bring essential personal gear with you and only rely on local purchases for supplemental or emergency items to ensure you have reliable equipment for your trek.

How To Avoid Altitude Sickness In Manaslu Circuit Trek?

To avoid altitude sickness during the Manaslu Circuit Trek, follow these precautions: Gradual Acclimatization: Ascend slowly, allowing your body time to adjust to higher altitudes.

Hydration: Drink plenty of water to stay well-hydrated.

Adequate Rest: Plan acclimatization days in your itinerary to rest and adapt.

Avoid Alcohol and Smoking: These can contribute to dehydration and exacerbate altitude-related issues.

Proper Nutrition: Consume a balanced diet rich in carbohydrates and avoid heavy meals.

Altitude Medication: Consult a healthcare professional for altitude sickness medication and carry them as a precaution.

Listen to Your Body: Pay attention to any symptoms, and descend if they worsen. If symptoms persist, descend to lower elevations and seek medical help.

Do Our Guide And Porter Have Insurance For Manaslu Circuit Trek?

We generally provide insurance for our guides and porters. This insurance typically covers medical expenses, emergency evacuation, and other unforeseen circumstances. It's advisable to confirm with the trekking agency beforehand and inquire about the extent of coverage. T

rekking with insured guides and porters is not only a responsible practice but also ensures their well-being during the trek. In the rare event of an emergency, having proper insurance contributes to the safety and support of the entire trekking team. Trekkers should communicate openly with their trekking agency to address any concerns regarding insurance coverage.

Can I Get Internet and Hot Shower On Manaslu Circuit Trek?

Internet access is available at some teahouses along the Manaslu Circuit Trek, but it can be slow and unreliable. Hot showers are also available in many teahouses, but they usually come with an additional cost. As you ascend to higher altitudes, the availability of these amenities may decrease, and they might become more basic.

It's advisable to carry a local SIM card for better communication and to be prepared for occasional disruptions. Keep in mind that the primary focus of the trek is on the stunning natural landscapes and cultural experiences, and some level of basic amenities adds to the adventure.

What Is The Booking and Payment Methods For Manaslu Circuit Trek?

Booking the Manaslu Circuit Trek typically involves contacting to Team Ram Adventure in Nepal through our website, email, or in-person visit. Communication should include your preferred trekking dates, group size, and any specific requirement

Team Ram Adventure will provide you with an itinerary, cost details, and payment methods. Payments are often made through bank transfers or online payment platforms. 20% deposit is usually required to confirm the booking, with the remaining balance payable upon your arrival in Nepal.

It's important to carefully review the terms and conditions of the trekking agency before making any payments to ensure a transparent and secure transaction.

Do I Need To Have Travel Insurance for Manaslu Circuit Trek?

Yes, having travel insurance is highly recommended for the Manaslu Circuit Trek. Your insurance should cover emergency medical expenses, including evacuation by helicopter if necessary. Additionally, it's advisable to ensure coverage for trip cancellations, delays, and loss of personal belongings.

Team Ram Adventure require proof of travel insurance before allowing you to join the trek. In the remote Himalayan region, unforeseen circumstances can arise, and having comprehensive travel insurance provides medical support in case of emergencies, contributing to a safer and more secure trekking experience. Always carefully review your insurance policy to understand the extent of coverage.

Will Someone Come to Pickup Me At The Airport In Nepal?

Yes, if you book your Manaslu Circuit Trek with Team Ram Adventure, they will arrange for a representative to pick you up from Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Team Ram Adventure is known for providing personalized and reliable services, including airport transfers.

Having a representative greet you at the airport ensures a smooth start to your trekking journey, offering convenience and peace of mind. It's recommended to provide your flight details in advance to the trekking agency so that they can coordinate the airport pickup and make your arrival experience in Nepal hassle-free.

Additional Information

If it’s too much to carry from your home country some of the necessary equipment can be hired or bought in Kathmandu around Thamel as well.
Most of the equipment in general and standard lists for all seasons while on the trek, but may differ as per the season and duration of trekking and areas of your chosen trip.


For head:

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece headgear.
  • Sunglasses and snow goggles with UV protection

 
 For Lower Body:

  • Under Garments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

 For Feets:

  • Thin, lightweight inner socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
  • Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp

For Upper Body:

  • T-shirts
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket 

 For Hands:

  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)

Other Accessories:

  • Sleeping bag rated to zero DC * (4 seasons down sleeping bags)
  • Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
  • Trekking Bags/Duffel bag *
  •  Basic First Aid Kit
  • Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside your kit/duffel bag.
  • Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches / 10-15 liters / kgs capacity)
  • Trekking Poles (optional)
  • Water bottle (2) or cameo bag
  • Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
  • Ear Plug (who know some people in a group are snoring) as optional.

Toiletries:

  • 1 medium-sized quick-drying towel
  • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose soaps (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Small mirror

On Personal Hygiene:

  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti-bacterial hands wash

Extra Luxuries as optional:

  • Binoculars
  • Reading book
  • Trail Map/Guidebook
  • Journal & Pen
  • Walkman
  • Pen and small notebooks
  • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, and scrabble.

The Manaslu Circuit Trek is a captivating trekking route in the Manaslu region of Nepal, offering stunning landscapes, diverse culture, and a challenging yet rewarding adventure. Here's additional information for the Short Manaslu Circuit Trek:

Duration:

The Short Manaslu Circuit Trek typically takes around 10 to 12 days, making it a more accessible option for those with limited time. The trek covers approximately 80 miles (130 kilometers) and allows trekkers to experience the essence of the Manaslu region.

Permit Information:

A special trekking permit, known as the Manaslu Restricted Area Permit, is required for this trek. Additionally, an Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) is also necessary. Trekkers are advised to obtain these permits through a registered trekking agency in Kathmandu, as individual permits are not issued.

Altitude and Acclimatization:

The trek reaches its highest point at Larkya La Pass, situated at an altitude of 5,106 meters (16,752 feet). Adequate acclimatization is crucial to prevent altitude-related illnesses. The trek includes rest days in key villages like Sama Gaon and Samdo to allow trekkers to acclimatize and explore the local culture.

Accommodation:

Tea houses and basic lodges are available along the route, providing trekkers with comfortable accommodation. While the facilities may not be as luxurious as those in more popular trekking regions, they offer a cozy and authentic mountain experience.

Cultural Highlights:

The Short Manaslu Circuit Trek allows trekkers to immerse themselves in the rich culture of the region. Villages like Sama Gaon and Samdo provide insights into the traditional lifestyle of the local people, who are predominantly of Tibetan origin. The trek also passes through monasteries, prayer flags, and Mani walls, offering a glimpse into the spiritual side of the Himalayas.

Scenic Beauty:

Trekkers will be treated to breathtaking views of Manaslu, the eighth highest mountain in the world, along with other stunning peaks like Himalchuli and Ganesh Himal. The diverse landscapes include lush forests, terraced fields, and high mountain deserts, making each day on the trail a visual delight.

Transportation:

The trek usually starts and ends in the town of Soti Khola, accessible by road from Kathmandu. Private or public transportation options are available, and the road journey provides a scenic drive through picturesque Nepalese countryside.

Best Time to Trek:

The ideal trekking seasons for the Short Manaslu Circuit are spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). During these months, the weather is generally stable, offering clear skies and favorable trekking conditions.

Fitness Level:

While the Short Manaslu Circuit is less demanding than the full circuit, trekkers should still be in good physical condition. The trail includes steep ascents and descents, and the high altitude can add an extra challenge. Regular cardiovascular exercise and strength training are recommended in preparation for the trek. Is

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