There are numerous restricted trekking destinations in Nepal. However, The government has identified the special places which are on the border to Tibet as restricted destinations. The cultural and natural aspects of these places need to be guarded for serenity and purity. Hence, before embarking on these destinations travelers need to find out about the dos and don’ts of Manaslu Circuit Trekking. Also, Lots of travelers are interested in doing the Manaslu Circuit Trekking. Karma Eco Adventure Nepal also gets lots of inquiries from its guests regarding the Manaslu Trek. Therefore, this blogger wishes to answer all the questions via this blog.
Manaslu Trek Introduction
The trail is opened for trekkers in 1992 applying various conditions. Even if it is one of the restricted trekking destinations, it is gradually establishing itself as the mainstream trekking route. With the construction of the hilly road up to Machhakhola and Dharapani, the route is curtailed. It is no longer the detour. Above all, The presence of commercial lodges and tea houses has made it comfortable for the trekkers to use accommodation and food. The trail has also been improved over the years. The tourism concept among the locals has increased. As a result, After the earthquake, the trail got more attention. Therefore, it is now among the popular mainstream trekking route organized by Nepalese Trekking agencies.
Regular Manaslu Trekking Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Nepal
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing and trek preparation
Day 03: Kathmandu – Arughat
Day 04: Arughat – Soti Khola (4 – 5 hours)
Day 05: Soti Khola – Machha Khola (5 -7 hours)
Day 06: Machha Khola – Jagat (5 – 7 hours)
Day 07: Jagat – Deng (5 – 7 hours)
Day 08: Jagat – Deng (5 – 7 hours)
Day 09: Namrung – Samagaon (5 – 7 hours)
Day 10: Samagaon all-day
Day 11: Samagaon – Dharmashala ( 5 – 7 hours)
Day 12: Dharmashala- Larkya pass – Bimthang ( 9 – 11 hours)
Day 13: Bimthang – Goa ( 4 – 6 hours)
Day 14: Goa – Syange ( 5 – 7 hours)
Day 15: Syange – Besisahar ( 5 – 7 hours)
Day 16: Besisahar – Kathmandu
Day 17: Departure your destination.
When is the Right Time To Trek Manaslu For Group Trekkers
Manaslu Circuit (Round) Trekking is suitable during the spring season. Particularly if you plan your trip for the months between March to May then you might have a momentous experience. Besides, The trail is full of rural Nepal setting with a plethora of Mountain Vistas.
It is Photographer’s paradise.
- Temperate to Alpine Forests
- Waterfalls, Rivers, Lakes and Glaciers
- Over dozen of Mountain Vistas
- Hindu, Buddhist, Bonpo and Tibetan Communities
- Terraced Farmlands
- Grassy Meadows and Green Lush Forests
- Hilly Trails and Suspension Bridges
Right Trekking Agencies & Permits
Always choose the local trekking agency for Manaslu Trekking. Ask for the company’s government license. It is highly mandatory to have a legal agency for this particular trekking. You can’t travel solo. Therefore, you must have at least 2 people on your trip along with a licensed trekking guide. You can’t travel on this trail without the company of a guide.
- Special Immigration Permit
- National Park permit (MCAP & ACAP)
- TIMS Card (Tourist Information Management System)
The rate of these permits varies according to the season. Please contact your trekking agency or surf the Nepal Tourism Board website for the latest information. If you want to know more about the trail please contact our travel planners.