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  • Destination: Larkya – La pass 5220m.
  • Group Size: Min - 2
  • Maximum altitude: 5213 m
  • Best Season: September to late December and February to late June
  • Grade Info: Moderate ** + Strenuous ****
  • Transportation: Bus, Car, Land Cruiser or Van
  • Total Days: 13 Days ( Kathmandu-Kathmandu)
  • Walking Hour: Approx.6 - 7 hrs/day ( 177 KM total )

Masnlu Circuit Trek is an iconic and classical Himalayan trekking expedition in Nepal that circumambulates the eighth-tallest mountain in the world, Mt. Manaslu at an altitude of 8,163 meters (26,781 feet). This exhilarating exploration of the west-central Himalayas takes you on the remote serene trekking trails away from the crowd of the mainstream trekking routes.

Opened for tourists in 1991, this Himalayan exploration close to the Nepal-Tibetan border has always enchanted trekkers with its natural allurements. The captivating natural beauty, exceptional biodiversity, breathtaking Himalayan vistas, and cultural diversity make the Manaslu circuit Trekking route one of the most gratifying and tranquilizing Himalayan adventures.

If you are looking for an opportunity to partake in the exploration of this protected area in the Himalayas, Exciting Nepal offers 15 Days Manaslu Circuit Trekking package to make lifelong unforgettable memories in the ambiance of the secluded Manaslu region.

Highlights of Manaslu Circuit Trek

  • Scenic cross valley drive from Kathmandu to Machha Khola
  • Exploration of the foothills of the eighth-highest mountain in the world, Mt. Manaslu (8,163 meters)
  • Overcoming one of the highest Himalayan passes, Larkya La Pass (5,213 meters)
  • Stunning views of the Himalayan massifs like Himalchuli, Nadi Chuli, Ganesh Himal, Annapurna II, Cheo Himal including Kang Garu and Manaslu
  • Wide biodiversity of the Himalayan flora and fauna in the Manaslu Conservation Area
  • Charming high Himalayan settlements, their culture, traditions, and warm hospitality along the trekking trail

Outline Manaslu Circuit Trek Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu (1400 m) and hotel transfer

Day 2: Perpetration , permit arrangements and  trek briefing, Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley as an optional.

Day 3: Kathmandu to Machha Khola drive (900m; 9/10 hrs )

Day 4: Trekking from Machha Khola to Jagat (1,410 m; 22.2 km; 5/6 hrs trek)

Day 5: Jagat to Deng trek (1860m; 19.9 km; 6/7 hrs trek)

Day 6: Trek from Deng to Namrung (2630m; 19.40 KM; 5/6 hrs trek)

Day 7: Namrung to Lho  (3180 m; 10.5 km; 8/9 hrs trek)

Day 8: Trekking to Sama Gaun (3530m) from Lho (18 km; 8/9 hrs trek)

Day 9: Acclimatizing day at Sama Gaun

Day 10: Sama Gaun to Samdo trek (3,780 m; 17 KM; 4 hrs trek)

Day 11: Trekking from Samdo to Dharamsala (4470 m; 12.45 KM; 4 hrs trek)

Day 12: Trekking from Dharamsala to Bhimthang (3,590 m) via Larkya La Pass (5106 m; 24 KM;  8-9 hrs trek)

Day 13: Trekking from Bhimthang to Tilje (2300m; 26.3 km; 6/8 hrs trek)

Day 14: Trek from Tilje to Jagat or Syange (1,100 m; 19.4 km ; 7/8 hrs trek)

Day 15: Driving back to Kathmandu (1400m)

Detailed Manaslu Circuit Trek Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu and hotel transfer

Kathmandu Elevation: 1,300 meters

On Day 1 of your Manaslu Circuit Trek, after your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, our representative will receive you at the airport terminal. Then you will be swiftly transported to your respective hotels and our representative will also assist you with the check-in procedure.

Depending on your time of arrival, after getting enough rest you can roam around the bustling capital city and explore some of the nearby highlights. The nightlife in Kathmandu is astonishing as well, you can check out the live musicals, and cultural shows or just stroll around the beautiful lighting of the city enjoying the serene night. Overnight stay at one of the finest hotels in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Perpetration , permit arrangements and  trek briefing, Sightseeing day in Kathmandu as an optional.

Kathmandu Elevation: 1,300 meters

The second day of your Manaslu Circuit Trek will be a city exploration day, today you will check out some of the most popular cultural and historical sites in the valley. As the Kathmandu valley alone boasts 7 out of 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, you can expect this day’s adventure to be a grand and immersive experience.

However, due to the time-bound, it isn’t possible to explore all of these UNESCO World Heritage Sites and the popular tourist destinations in the country. So, you can select a few of these destinations for this day’s sightseeing exploration and leave others for later.

In the evening, you will visit our office located at Thamel and your trekking guide will give you a brief overview of the trek and what you can expect. If you have unfinished shopping for trekking gear, you can use this day to rent or buy them in Kathmandu. Overnight say in Kathmandu.

Day 3: Kathmandu to Machha Khola drive

Kathmandu Elevation: 1,300 meters

Maccha Khola Elevation: 900 meters

Elevation Loss: 400 meters

Your trekking adventure will finally begin today, on Day 3 of your Mansslu Circuit Trek, you will drive to Machha Khola leaving Kathmandu behind after breakfast. Following the Prithivi Highway you will drive alongside the scenic trails alongside the Trishuli River and Marsyangdi River.

The astonishing waterfalls and rivers, lush hills and forest, the clear Himalayan vistas at the far right corner, and the charming settlements along the driving trail make this day’s adventure a delightful experience. It's a pretty smooth ride from Kathmandu to Dhading Besi, however, after reaching Arughat you will switch to the oof-route rocky roads.

Moving further on this day’s driving adventure, you will first pass the Soti Khola, the starting point for trekking adventures in the Manaslu region. Proceeding further, you will then pass several vibrant settlements like Khursan and Labubesi with Magar and Gurung inhabitants before finally arriving at Machha Khola.

It's an approximate 1.5 to 2 hours drive from Soti Khola to Machha Khola, after your arrival you will be able to enjoy the clear and alluring views of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, and other nearby peaks.

Day 4: Trekking from Machha Khola to Jagat

Maccha Khola Elevation: 900 meters

Jagat Elevation: 1,410 meters

Elevation Gain: 510 meters

On Day 4 of your Manaslu Circuit Trek, you will start your adventure after breakfast following the trekking trail alongside Budhi Gandaki River. You will pass several ascending and descending trails along this day trekking route alongside the riverbed as you push for Tharo Khola. After crossing this river you will reach the beautiful village of Khola Besi, moving further ahead on your trail, you will pass Tatopani Village which is famous for its natural hot spring with healing properties.

From here you will trek alongside another ridge that takes you to the river base of the Budhi Gandaki River and stretches toward Doban. After crossing a long suspension bridge up ahead you will arrive at Lauri and then following the trails of Yaru Khola you will trek on the ascending route to Tharo Bharyang which then finally leads you to Jagat.

This beautiful village is the checkpoint of the Manaslu Conservation Area, you will get your permits checked here. Overnight stay at Jagat.

Day 5: Jagat to Deng trek

Jagat Elevation: 1,410 meters

Deng Elevation: 1,920 meters

Elevation Gain: 510 meters

It is another scenic day’s trekking today, in this day’s trekking adventure in your Manaslu Circuit Trek you will ascend over the rocky ridge to reach the Salleri Village during the first segment. Then moving along the trail, you will pass other beautiful villages like Paimo and Sirdibas as you push for the Ghatte Khola. The beautiful route decorated with praying flags, mani walls, and chortens will indicate that you have entered the spiritual realm of the region.

Briefly stopping at Ghatte Khola which has two mills that are operated with the help of water, you will move toward Philim after crossing a suspension bridge over the river. Then continuing with your scenic route, you will arrive at Ekle Bhatti, then from here the trail switches to the gorge of the Budhi Gandaki River amidst the bamboo forest.

Then during the last stretch of this day’s trek, you will cross over the Budhi Gandaki River via a truss bridge and continue moving toward the west trails of the river. After ascending the steep trail, you will finally arrive at the beautiful Deng village located on top of a sloppy mountain.

Day 6: Trek from Deng to Namrung

Deng Elevation: 1,920 meters

Namrung Elevation: 2,700 meters

Elevation Gain: 780 meters

During the first part of this day's adventure in your Manaslu Circuit Trek, you will follow the trekking route toward the north heading toward Rana Gaon. Then moving along the west coast of the Budhi Gandaki River, you will pass across the scenic trail with lush forest and charming waterfalls as you reach the Bhi Village.

You will cross the Budhi Gandaki River again and follow the steep climbing section above the river that takes you to Ghap Village.

Day 7: Namrung to Lho

Namrung Elevation: 2,700 meters

Lho Elevation: 3,180 meters

Elevation Gain: 480 meters

Moving along the scenic trekking route in your Manaslu Circuit Trek, on Day 7 you will follow the ascending route to the Upper Nupri Valley. This day trekking route is massively influenced by Buddhist culture and tradition as traverse across the trail covered with praying flags, mani walls, and stunning chortens. Trekking across the plateau of Bhanza, you will pass large barely fields and stone houses as you keep moving toward the charming village of Lihi. Moving up ahead in your trekking trail, you will pass the charming lush forest with rhododendron, fir, and oak trees, and cross Hinnang Khola to reach Sho Village.

Enjoying the spectacular views of both Manaslu and Naike from Sho village you will move toward the last stop point of this day’s adventure, Lho Village (Lho Gaon). There is a large Buddhist gompa on the hill above the village that offers stunning views of Machapuchare and Manaslu, as well as the most magical sunrise and sunset views.

Day 8: Trekking to Sama Gaun from Lho

Lho Elevation: 3,180 meters

Sama Gaun Elevation: 3,530 meters

Elevation Gain: 350 meters

On Day 8 of your Manaslu Circuit Trek, after breakfast, you will follow the descending trail down to a stream leaving behind Lho. From there, the trail switches to the ascending part and you pass across the lush forest as you push for the Shyala Village. This beautiful high Himalayan village is surrounded by forest and houses the architectural marvel of stone crafts.

From here you will again follow a descending trail that drops all the way down to the Himalayan river nourished by the Pungyen Glacier. As you move forward from here you will pass across the spiritual trails alongside colorful praying flags, religious inscriptions of the mani walls, and the stunning chortens. Saama Gaun is just further up ahead and you will enjoy walking on the plain Yak pasture with wide Himalayan vistas as you finally reach the village for the night stay.

Day 9: Acclimatizing day at Sama Gaun

Sama Gaun Elevation: 3,530 meters

You have ascended over a significant altitude by Day 9 of your Manaslu Circuit Trek you need to take a rest to properly acclimatize to the rising altitude. There is a risk for the human body to catch altitude sickness above the altitude of 2,500. So, you will pause your adventure on this day and take your time to relish the magnificence of the Himalayan region and adapt properly to the rising altitude, Sam Gaun is an ideal destination for that.

Light physical activities are recommended for an effective acclimatization process, so on this you will spend your day doing some short hikes and exploring the allurements of the region. Hike to Birendra Tal (3,450 meters) is one of the most popular hiking activities among the trekkers and is at just 2-3 hours of distance from Sama Gaun.

Similarly, hiking to Phungen Gompa (4,050 meters) and Manaslu Base Camp (4,800 meters) are other popular activities in the Sama Gaun. From the vantage points of these hiking destinations, you will be able to enjoy the clear and breathtaking views of the Himalayan massifs like Manaslu, Shringi Himal, Himalchuli, and Ganesh Himal.

Day 10: Sama Gaun to Samdo trek

Sama Gaun Elevation: 3,530 meters

Samdo Elevation: 3,780 meters

Elevation Gain: 250 meters

After acclimatizing properly at Sama Gaun, on Day 10 of your Manaslu Circuit Trek, you will continue your trekking adventure and descend down the riverbed of the Budhi Gandaki River. Then passing several pani walls you will cross a bridge over the side stream and switch to the the trekking route of the lush birch and juniper forests heading toward Kermo Kharka. This charming wide pasture land of the Himalayas is close to the Nepali and Tibetan border.

Then moving forward, the trail again drops to the base of the Budhi Gandaki River. During the last stretch of this day's adventure, you will cross a wooden bridge over the Budhi Gandaki River heading toward the White Kani, the entrance gate of the Samdo Village. This charming high Himalayan village situated right under the Samdo Peak is known as the Tibetan refugee village.

Day 11: Trekking from Samdo to Dharamsala

Samdo Elevation: 3,780 meters

Dharamsala Elevation: 4,480 meters

Elevation Gain: 700 meters

Day 11 of your Manaslu Circuit Trek is a short day’s adventure, you will follow the gentle upwind spiritual trekking route alongside the mani walls and stone archway. Then moving ahead the trail stretches down to the ridge of the Budhi Gandaki River, enjoying the picturesque views of the rushing water on the river, you will make your way toward the ascending route that stretches all the way toward the Larkya Bazaar.

Accompanied by the juniper and tundra forest, you will enjoy the stunning views of the Larkya Glacier as you make your way toward the Salha Khola Valley. Then from here, you will trek across the gorge that stretches all the way to Dharamsala which is also known as the ‘Larkya Phedi’. Dharamsala isn’t typically a teahouse, however, there are rooms (dormitory style) where the trekkers can rest during their Manaslu Circuit Trekking adventures.

Day 12: Trekking from Dharamsala to Bhimthang via Larkya La Pass

Dharamsala Elevation: 4,480 meters

Bhimthang Elevation: 3,700 meters

Larkya La Pas Elevation: 5,213 meters

Elevation Gain: 733 meters

Day 12 in your Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of the most challenging and demanding day’s adventures as you take on one of the highest Himalayan passes, Larkya La Pass. As you gain a significant altitude on this day, it is recommended that you should enjoy a slow-paced adventure and stay hydrated throughout the trek.

After breakfast, you will follow the ridge up ahead of Dharamsala that goes along the rugged trail of the moraine.

Then switching to the steep grassy segments you will traverse the route heading toward the four frozen lakes, these lakes are completely frozen during the winter time. Moving ahead in your trekking route, you will leave the frozen lakes behind and start ascending the first section of the Larke La Pass. Although it is a challenging trekking route on the rugged and rocky trails, from the top of this high Himalayan pass, you will able to enjoy the breathtaking views of the Himalayan gems like Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kang Garu Peak, Annapurna II as well as other adjacent peaks.

After relishing in the magical ambiance of the high Himalayan pass, you will descend down to the Larkya La Pass following the western route that drops down the moraine to the Dangboche Kharka. As you move along the trekking route, you will come across the moraine of the Salphu Danda Glacier. During the last segment of this day’s adventure, you will pass a small meadow and spring which then stretches all the way toward the large meadow and you finally reach Bimthang. Enjoying the stunning vistas of the Himalayas over the meadows, you will get your much-deserved rest after a demanding day’s adventure in the comfort of a warm teahouse here.

Day 13: Trekking from Bhimthang to Tilje

Bhimthang Elevation: 3,700 meters

Tilje Elevation: 2,300 meters

Elevation Loss: 1,400 meters

After completing one of the most challenging parts of the Manaslu Circuit Trek, from Day 13 you will start to enjoy easier and gentler routes as you prepare to leave the circuit route behind. You will start this day’s adventure trekking alongside the foot ridge of the Bhimthang Glacier, the colorful praying flags, wide meadows, and astonishing views of the Himalayas on this day’s trek make it a truly exhilarating day’s trek.

Then from the glacial moraines and meadows, you will switch the trekking route to the lush forest of fir and rhododendron trees. Moving along the trail, you will arrive at the Soti Khola and follow the route that stretches toward the Gowa Village. Then again you will enter the scenic trekking route alongside the dense forest and paddy fields as you finally arrive at Tilje. Overnight stay at Tilje.

Day 14: Trek from Tilje to Jagat or Syange

Tilje Elevation: 2,300 meters

Syange Elevation: 1,100 meters

Elevation Loss: 1,200 meters

It is finally time to bid farewell to the magical ambiance of the Himalayan region, Day 14 of your Manaslu Circuit Trek will be the last day of your adventures that explores the charming trekking routes of the Himalayas. Leaving the Tilje behind after breakfast, you will follow the trekking trail that drops down to the Dudh Khola, you will cross a long suspension bridge over the river that takes you toward Thonche, this beautiful village will officially mark the end of the Manaslu Circuit Trek’s route.

Then proceeding further with this day’s adventure, you will cross the bridge over the Marsyangdi River to push for the Dharapani. This day’s scenic trekking route passes through several wheat fields and streams as you push for the Tal, a beautiful village situated at the bank of the Marsyangdi River with a large waterfall.

Moving further ahead, you will continue with the trekking route alongside the Marsyangdi River to the south and arrive at Chaymche, it is a wide dirt road from here that stretches all the way to Jagat. As you have already stayed in Jagat during the start of the Manaslu Circuit Trek, depending on the hour of arrival and your preference, you also have the option to follow the wide dirt road all the way to Syange.

Day 15: Driving back to Kathmandu

Syange Elevation: 1,100 meters

Kathmandu Elevation: 1,300 meters

Elevation Gain: 200 meters

Depending on yesterday’s rest point, departing from the Manaslu region, you will either drive back to Kathmandu from Jagat or Syange. Driving over the dirt rugged road you will leave Jagat behind and head toward Kathmandu, it is about a 2- 3 hour jeep ride from Syange to Beshisahar and it takes approximately 6- 7 hours of drive to reach Kathmandu from Beshisahar.

Although it may be a rugged and bumpy driving route during the first part of this day’s drive, After reaching Dhading Besi, you will switch to a more comfortable paved road along the Prithivi Highway. The scenic beauty of the Trishuli and Marsyangdi Rivers will accompany this day’s drive as drive through the lush green forest, charming waterfalls, and vibrant settlements enjoying the Himalayan vistas on the left corner.

After arrival at Kathmandu, our representative will drop you back to your respective hotels, you can use the rest of the day to explore the nearby highlights or just rest exploring the local restaurants and cafes. If you are looking for coverings to remember this memorable Himalayan adventure, you can check out the cultural sites or popular marketplaces like Mangalbazar, Asan, and Thamel.

Thank you for traveling with us, we hope to see you again. Have a safe journey back home!

Trip Cost US$ 1050 Per person
Cost Includes:
  • Two night deluxe hotel in Kathmandu on B/B, Before or After the trek.
  • Airport pick-up and drop services.
  • Local Bus Transport from Kathmandu -SotiKhola-Syange-Kathmandu.
  • Tea house accommodations  arrangement during the trek.
  • Remote area trekking permit and all needed documents.
  • Entry Permit for Annapurna and Manasalu Conservation Area.
  • A Guide, English Speaking,  including all his expenses with full insurance covered.
  • All surface transportation to the starting point and from the ending point of the trek by bus.
  •  All meals three times a day as well as tea/coffee during the breakfast.
  •  Equipment like sleeping bag, down jacket if you do not have your own. To be return after the trek
  • Necessary insurance for trekking staff.
  • Trekking route map.
  • First Aid kit box with basic medicine, including Oximeter and pulse meter checker.
  • An arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service (Pay first and claim later with your insurance if policy cover.). If in case of worst case only.
Cost Excludes:
  • Nature of personal expense
  • Porter Carrier if you need.
  • Private Jeep if you need.
  • Drinks
  • All meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Activities in Kathmandu and Pokhara such as sightseeing tour.
  • International airfare
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees. Click here for more details.
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Satellite Phone.
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FAQs- Frequently Asked Questions

Trekking to a new place can always be nerve-wracking  disregard of the number of times you might have done it. Every place has its own culture, non-verbal norms and values, government policies and so on.

Having even the basic knowledge about the place can boost your confidence and give you a positive anticipation of the experience you can gain from the place.

If you are looking forward to trek in Nepal, this article will indeed be of great use to refer to. Answered below, are some of the most frequently asked questions about trekking in Nepal.

1. Is trekking difficult?

The difficulty level of the trek entirely depends upon the trek you chose.

If you happen to be trekking for the first time, or your physical condition does not permit you to (because of age or other medical conditions) you can always look for easy treks.

Easy treks have shorter number of days, less distance to be walked in a day, and relatively lower altitudes. You do not have to have prior experience or knowledge to trek to these places.

If you are adventurer and are looking for some thrill, you have plenty of options to choose from. Difficult treks have longer number of days. You will have to walk for 5-7hrs a day on an average and these treks are mostly situated in high altitudes. These treks also demand a good level of physical fitness.

Unlike other product, trekking is not about more for better. The difficulty level has got nothing to do with the experience you can gain from a trek.

Go for what you want to and what your physical ability will allow you to. Do not push yourself too hard. Trekking is not a competition. Its relaxation.

2. Is trekking expensive?

This entirely depends upon how much you are willing to spend on your trek. You can trek luxuriously by spending lavishly or you can backpack. It all depends upon how much your bank balance allows you to.

You will get accommodation for as less as 3-4$ per night, or you can pay up to 60-1004 per night for luxury resorts. On an average, you will need not more than 10$ for a meal. If you are looking for economical places, you can eat 3 meals for 10$! But eating at such places come at a great cost of low hygiene rate.

Bottom line: Nepal is not an expensive place when it comes to tourism. It is probably one of the places you can have the most economical luxury trek comparing to what a luxury trek would otherwise cost in your country!

3. What preparations should I make before trekking?

It is always a good idea to involve yourself in doing physical exercises before trekking. Not that you have to be all athletic and muscular to trek. An average level of physical fitness will make the journey less stressful.

Ending up with sore muscles, blisters, joint pain, and back pain can be very discomforting while trekking. This is unlikely to happen if you exercise beforehand.

Start exercising at least a month before the trek. You can do cardio exercises like running, jogging, long walks, cycling and swimming. Carry a light backpack along with you to get used to it. Gym work out can be a good option too. Just don’t over-do it.

If you are going on an easy trek, you need not be very physically fit. But prior exercising is still a good option. You will only make your journey more comfortable.

4. What are the things I need to pack?

There are a long list of things you will need for trekking. The things you carry can affect the entire experience of your journey. So make sure that while purchasing any gear, make no compromisation on the quality or the brand of the equipment.

To know about the things you require, refer to the following link-

http://www.thelongestwayhome.com/travel-resources/trekking/equipment-gear-needed-for-trekking-in-nepal.html

5. Do I need special permission to trek?

You will not need trekking permits in any of the treks in the Everest region, the Annapurna region and also in the Langtang region. But you will have to pay entry fees while entering a conservation area or a national park.

Trekking permits are a must for trekking in the restricted regions. The permits are available for purchase in the department of immigration located in Dillibazaar, Kathmandu. For further information, refer to-

http://www.taan.org.np/pages/trekking-permit-fees

6. Is drinking water easily available?

Availability of drinking water is not the problem. The problem is the cost of it at higher altitude. As you gain height, the price of water rises up to 2-3$ per liter.

An alternative way of getting drinking water is by having your water bottles filled in tea houses. Tea houses will provide you boiled water for about 0.4-0.7$ per liter. They are completely safe for drinking.

Therefore, do not forget to take at least two water bottles with you.

7. What kind of food is available during trekking?

Food is not of any concern while trekking. You will get all kinds of cuisines. For breakfast, tea houses will provide you with eggs cooked in your preferred style along with pan cakes, bread butter, roti, and so on.

Various other dishes like pizza, pasta, momo, chowmein and many more are also available. The most preferred dish is Dal Bhaat. It is a typical Nepali meal. Rice is served with vegetable curry, lentils, tomato chutney and meat curry. The best part- an extra helping will no cost you extra! The meal is highly nutritional. It will also keep you fueled for long walks.

8. What kind of accommodation should I expect?

Accommodation depends upon the type of trekking you are going for. There are two types of trekking

1. Tea house trekking:

You will be spending your night in tea houses. Tea houses are local lodges and hotels. They are small and comfortable enough. Most rooms are shared with two small cots that have mattress, pillows and sheets. If you need spare blankets, you can always ask for it. The rooms have attached bathroom, western flush designed and shower. You will have to pay for hot shower and electricity.

Dormitories are also available and a very low cost of about 3-4$ per night. These come with common toilets and bathrooms.

The cleanliness of the rooms may not live up to your expectations. Bring your own pillow if possible. Conjunctivitis is a common case you might fall sick of.

2. Camp treks:

In this type, you will spend your nights in tented camps. Such treks mostly lie in the restricted regions. These regions do not have enough facilities to accommodate many people.

9. What are the risks associated with trekking?

Trekking is an extreme sport and does come with a lot of risks. Some unavoidable risks are avalanche, heavy rainfall, earthquake, landslide and other such natural calamities.

You might fall and injure yourself or catch some viral flue. The deadliest risk of trekking is AMS or Acute Mountain Sickness. This sickness occurs when a great altitude is gained and the body fails to adjust to the changing pressures associated with it. Anyone can fall a victim of the sickness and if not treated in time, it can be fatal.

10. How to avoid Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)?

There is absolutely nothing you can do to prepare your body for altitude sickness. But yo can take few precautionary measures to avoid it. They are-

  1. Attain height gradually and slowly
  2. As you cross over 2000meters, reduce your number of walking hours and walk slow
  3. Drink plenty of water
  4. Take ample rest. Take more rest if you feel like your body is asking for it
  5. Eat high caloric food
  6. Avoid smoking or drinking

11. How to diagnose AMS?

In order to detect AMS, you need to be aware of the symptoms of them. They are-

  1. Headache
  2. Nausea and vomiting
  3. Dizziness
  4. Tiredness
  5. Loss of appetite
  6. Upset stomach
  7. Feeling unsteady
  8. Shortness of breath
  9. Increased heart rate
  10. Difficulty sleeping

If you notice any of the symptoms, take immediate precautionary measures such as:

  1. Do not climb any higher for the next 48 hours
  2. Descend to a lower altitude if possible
  3. Take complete rest until you feel well
  4. Do not exercise
  5. Do not smoke
  6. Drink plenty of water
  7. Take external oxygen supply if necessary
  8. Take anti-sickness medicines

If you see no further improvement in your heath within the next 48 hours, you will have to be deported to Kathmandu in a helicopter. Therefore, do not forget to issue and insurance that will cover you helicopter reuse cost.

12. Do I need a guide/porter to trek?

There is no such hard and fast rule that you must have one. But it is highly advisable to travel with them. Some of the treks cannot be trekked without a guide most of them are the restricted ones.

A guide is someone who will help you with navigations. He will also have a better idea about the places to live in and eat at can negotiated prices for you. They will also help you during medical emergencies.

A porter is someone who will carry your load for you so that you can enjoy long walks.

In case you hire them, you are entirely responsible for providing them with trekking gears, food and accommodation and other medical facilities.

Guide/porter as also available these days. These are people who play the role of both a guide and a porter. Hiring them will save you from bearing an additional cost.

13. Can I trek solo?

To some places, yes. But trekking solo in the restricted area is completely forbidden. You will have to trek in a group.

A lot of people trek solo in Nepal and have thoroughly enjoyed. Trekking solo has its own benefits. You will not have to adjust your schedule according to anyone. You can also follow your own route as you wish to. Also, finding your way, especially in the non-restricted regions, is very easy. The routes are well marked and pretty straight.

Nepal is completely safe for solo trekkers. But you will also have to be a little more careful while travelling alone.

14. What is the difference between trekking independently and trekking with an agency?

Trekking independently means trekking without an agency. You can hire a guide or a porter if you want to. You may also have a trekking partner. But the entire journey depends upon the way you want to take it.

In treks organized by agencies, they will have a well-planned schedule designed for you which you will have to strictly follow. Most of the times, you will be travelling with a group. The agency will also provide you with a guide and a porter. Trekking with an agency will be a little more expensive than trekking independently or solo.

15. Which is the best season to trek in Nepal?

Every season as its own charm. However, the best seasons are spring lasting from April to May and autumn lasting from September to November.

In these two season, Nepal sees the maximum number of tourists who come to trek. These are the busiest months of the year. The weather is highly pleasant and favorable for long walks. The trails are blossoming with fresh leaves and flowers. The clear skies allow you to get a great view of the magnificent Himalayas.

Best Season for Manaslu Circuit Trek

12 Days Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu Circuit Trek, an iconic trekking adventure that leads you to the serene ambiance of the less-traversed Himalayan region, is best suited for peak season for the most exhilarating experience. The peak seasons like autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May) are considered to be the best seasons for any kind of adventure in Nepal.

The warm climatic conditions, stable weather, and the unprecedented beauty of the Manaslu region at its peak make these seasons the most ideal time for the Manaslu Circuit Trek. The autumn season in particular is considered to be the number 1 season for the high altitude trekking adventures in Nepal.

Moderate temperatures, dry walking trails, clear weather, fresh well-nourished landscapes, rivers and waterfalls by the monsoon rain, and just the breathtaking views of the unobstructed Himalayan vistas make every day-to-day trekking adventure in this season an unforgettable memory.

Manaslu region’s temperatures hover around 13°C to 18 °C during the daytime and often drop to munis degrees at higher altitudes. Similarly, spring, which is another popular season for the Manaslu Circuit Trek is known as the blooming season of the Himalayas and a nature lover’s paradise.

The whole Himalayan region is brimming with life during this season and the entire lower region is covered with rhododendron and wildflowers. As it is one of the peak season, most favorable for the animals, you will also have a lot of opportunities to witness the endangered flora and fauna of the protected areas.

Spring is also the perfect time to capture the peak beauty of the Manaslu region as well as to get the perfect shot of the Himalayan wildlife enjoying the nectar of nature. The temperature of the Manaslu region is around 15°C to 20 °C during the daytime and can drop upto to 6°C in the early mornings and nights.

Regardless of both of these seasons being the peak season for the Manaslu Circuit Trek, the weather and climatic conditions in the high Himalayan regions can be unpredictable at times. Also, the night and early morning temperature over the 4,000-meter altitude is generally in minus degrees, so make sure to pack properly considering these factors.

Difficulty Level of Manaslu Circuit Trek

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The Manaslu Circuit Trek has been leveled as a ‘moderately difficult’ trekking adventure. Trekkers don’t need to have any previous high-altitude trekking experience or any kind of technical skills to do this trek. However, it is still a high Himalayan adventure that takes you to an altitude of over 5,000 meters, so you shouldn’t underestimate this expedition either.

There are several factors like altitude gain, trekking route, physical demand, remoteness, weather factors, etc. that contribute to the overall difficulty level of the Manaslu Circuit Trek. Let’s check out some of the most significant difficulty factors of this Himalayan adventure so you can properly assess the actual difficulty level of this adventure.

Altitude Gain

Altitude gain is one of the major difficulty factors of any high-altitude adventure, as there are risk of the human body being affected by altitude sickness over an altitude of 2,500 meters. So, you have to be extra careful during your adventure to prevent altitude sickness and stay on the lookout for its symptoms constantly.

Starting your Manaslu Circuit Trek from Kathmandu at 1,300 meters (4,265 feet), you ascend along the high-altitude jump points like Lho (3,180 meters), Sama Gaun (3,530 meters), Samdo (3,780 meters), Dharamsala (4,480 meters) and the highest elevation point of this entire expedition Larkya La Pass at 5,213 meters (17,103 feet).

So overcoming this much altitude jump point is not an easy feat, without adequate training and the right determination, the significant elevation points in the Manaslu Circuit Trek can be a strenuous challenge.

Trekking Route

After the significant altitude jump points, the trekking route is another major difficulty factor of this adventure. The Himalayan region in Nepal is known as a remote region with several steep climbing sections that can be often quite draining to overcome.

On top of that, you will be trekking on the rugged, rocky, loose soil and the glacial moraines in this adventure where you have to be exceptionally careful while taking your every step. Further, the rising altitude where even simple walking can be tiresome, you will have to trek for long hours carrying your backpack.

You will cover an approximate distance of 177 km (110 miles) during the Manaslu Circuit Trek, so you will be trekking for about 5- 6 hours on average during each day of your adventure. It may not be a big deal for experienced trekkers but for inexperienced trekkers who haven’t made adequate preparation, it can be a difficult factor to overcome.

Weather Conditions

Although doing the Manaslu Circuit Trek during the peak seasons like autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May) can be an exhilarating and remarkable experience. However, if you choose the off-seasons like winter (December to February) and monsoon (June to August), the overall difficulty level can elevate.

The monsoon season in particular is known as the most unfavorable season for high-altitude adventures. Due to the heavy rainfalls, the trekking routes are muddy and slippery, which is a major concern especially when you are trying to overcome steep segments in this Himalayan adventure.

Similarly, transportation services, both ground and air are heavily affected by the continuous rainfalls which can even often dampen the adventurous spirit due to non-stop delays. Also, natural disasters like landslides and flooding during this season are often life-threatening. So, if you don’t have any prior trekking experience, you should avoid doing the Manaslu Circuit Trek during this season.

On the other hand, you can do the Manaslu Circuit Trek in winter, however, you will have to put in extra effort and prepare really well for this Himalayan adventure. The winter season is known as the freezing season in the Himalayas, not only your trekking routes will be covered in snow, but teahouses in the higher regions will be out of service as well.

The continuous snowfall, winter winds, and blizzards' risks of avalanches make winter one of the most daunting seasons for the Manaslu Circuit Trek. So, if you are a beginner trekker, you should avoid this challenging season to reduce the difficulty level of your adventure.

Remoteness

As we discussed, the Himalayan region in Nepal is a remote part of the country which hasn’t seen much development. Due to the lack of a proper mode of transportation, there isn’t much infrastructural development in the region as well, as the inhabitants rely on the transportation of goods via yak, mules, and porters, even basic commodities can be expensive at the higher region.

Similarly, you cannot expect the services and amenities in the Himalayan region to be on par with some exotic vacation destinations. The medical facilities here are also limited, there are only a few at a significant distance, so in case of any kind of emergency you will have to helicopter rescue operation.

The same goes for electricity and internet services, the electricity is limited to lower regions and people in the higher regions depend on solar power. Kilely the bandwidth and telecommunication services are not par with with an urban city and you might often have to struggle to get signals in your phone.

Is Manaslu Circuit Trek Suitable for Me?

How Do I Apply For The Manaslu Trek Permits?

The Manaslu Circuit Trek has an overall success rate of 98%, although the Himalayan adventure can be quite tough to overcome, with the right amount of preparation anyone can easily complete this adventure.

A basic level of fitness with a good health condition is recommended for the Manaslu Circuit Trek, if you are taking any kind of medications, you can consult your doctor and guide about the trek.

Even if its difficulty level is on a moderate scale, you don’t need any kind of technical skills or previous high-altitude trekking experience to do this trek. With such a high success rate, this trek has also been easily completed by elderly trekkers older than 70 as well as children.

In any case, it also doesn’t mean that you should underestimate the overall difficulty level of the expedition and be prepared for some of the major difficulty factors like altitude gain, remoteness, long trekking distance, and climatic conditions.

How to Reduce the Trek Difficulty?

What Are The Required Documents For Acquiring the Manaslu Trek Permits

The Manaslu Circuit Trek which takes place at a higher altitude is certainly not an easy venture, you will have to consider several difficulty factors of the adventure from remoteness, and high elevation points to the trekking route and climatic conditions.

However, it doesn’t mean that the trek is too strenuous or impossible, with an adequate amount of training and preparation you will be able to easily complete this magnificent expedition. Here are some insider tips on how to reduce the overall difficulty level of this trek.

Train Enough

Every high-altitude adventure is physically demanding, and as you have to overcome several difficult factors of the adventure you need to make adequate preparations to overcome them. The more you work on your physical aspects the more comfort level you will experience during the trek.

If you don’t exercise regularly, you need to give yourself enough time to prepare for the Manaslu Circuit Trek. Trekking at the higher altitudes is nothing like strolling in the park, you will be carrying your backpack and wearing heavy clothes at the rising altitude.

You need to set up a well-planned training program especially if this is your first time trekking at such a high altitude and if you aren’t that physically active. Besides the training programs, you can also do hiking practice in the steep landscapes nearby.

This will be the most effective way for you to understand the day-to-day physical demand during the Manaslu Circuit Trek and how much you are prepared to handle it. Just make sure to carry your backpack carrying significant weight and do the practice hike in your trekking shoes so you will also be able to check its comfort level.

Pick the Right Season

When it comes to the most enjoyable and trouble-free adventure, the peak seasons like spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November) are the most ideal seasons. These peak seasons have warm temperatures, stable climatic conditions, and dry trekking routes and offer the most perfect views of the Himalayas vistas.

The peak seasons also have a low probability of rainfall and snowfall so you don’t have to put in any extra effort to overcome the complications along the trail. In contrast to that off-seasons like monsoon (June to August) and winter (December to February) for the challenging trekking route.

The slippery risky landscapes in monsoon due to heavy rainfall are a major obstacle for the Manaslu Circuit Trek in this season as even a slight slip could be fatal in already moist landscapes. Whereas, you will have to face the freezing cold and snow-covered trails during the winter season.

So for a delightful and exhilarating experience with the easy mode on, you should do this iconic trekking adventure in the peak seasons.

Walk Slowly and Stay Hydrated

For the most comfortable and enjoyable adventure, you should walk slowly and relish the magnificence of the picturesque Himalayan region. Trekking in the high altitude region is nothing like a marathon picking up the pace out walking and leaving the group behind doesn’t get you any kind of medals.

In fact, rushing the adventure doesn’t only mean that you will miss out on the adventure, but you will also exert and dehydrate yourself risking yourself for catching altitude sickness. So enjoy slow-paced walking, the Himalayan adventures in Nepal may have 6- 7 hours of average trekking period per day.

But, they are specially designed for slow-paced trekking adventures, you will also have enough time to take breathers. So just relax and enjoy the experience, that way you will be able to acclimatize properly to the rising altitude as well.

Also, don't forget to stay hydrated throughout the trekking experience, as you move a lot you will lose a lot of water in your body. So in order to maintain a healthy level of water in your body, you should at least drink 3- 4 liters of water during each day of the trek.

Pack Enough but Light

Overpacking can be another major obstacle that can wear you down during your trekking adventure. As you ascend to the higher altitude during each day of your trek, the higher you go there is relatively lower the oxygen saturation level in the atmosphere.

So even just simple walking can be tiring as you reach the higher elevations, if you are carrying heavy baggage as you ascend higher then it can be significantly wearisome for you. The general trekker-to-porter ratio is 2:1, which means you will get two of the trekkers will get one porter.

As there is a weight limit for each trekker, you will have to carry an excessive amount of baggage you are carrying that exceeds the limit. So to make your everyday adventure light and delightful, carry the essentials but don’t overpack.

Get Customized Package

Getting a customized trekking package is one of the best ways to significantly reduce the overall difficulty level of the Manaslu Circuit Trek. With a customized Manaslu Circuit Trekking package, you will be able to decide the number of rest days, trekking hours for each day of your adventure, and any specific highlight that you want to explore.

Instead of going for the pre-planned trekking package with a decided itinerary and a limited number of acclimatization days. You can switch to the personalized option where the whole package is designed to cater to your needs.

This is the most efficient way to reduce the overall trekking difficulty, however, it still doesn't mean that you slack on the training. Just decide the most befitting package for your needs so you can enjoy a delightful and remarkable experience.

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Training and Preparation for Manaslu Circuit Trek

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Physical training is a must when it comes to the high Himalayan adventures, for your Manaslu Circuit Trek you need to train at least 6- 8 weeks prior to the actual expedition. If you start at least at the recommended time frame your body will get accustomed to the physical activity.

Not only it will boost your confidence level, but an adequate amount of training will also make the trekking experience more exhilarating and comfortable. As you will be trekking on the steep segments of the Himalayan region at the rising altitude, you need to focus on strength and endurance training.

Also, cardiovascular training is effective when it comes to acclimatizing properly to the rising altitude and for a more comfortable experience during the long day of trekking. If you exercise regularly and work, you can adjust the time frame according to how you see fit.

However, if you have never exercised you should follow an effective training program to prepare for the trek. Here are some exercises that you can include in your training program.

Strength and Endurance Training

  • Push up
  • Pull up
  • Plank
  • Deadlift
  • Squat
  • Overhead press
  • Hammer curl
  • Deadlift
  • Bench press
  • Leg press
  • Dip
  • Cal raises

Cardiovascular

  • Jogging
  • Cycling
  • Swimming
  • Dancing
  • Aerobics
  • Burpee
  • Cycling
  • Lunges
  • Jumping rope
  • Mountain climber
  • Jumping Jack

Mental Preparation

Although physical preparation is an absolute need to complete this expedition most trekkers make the mistake of overlooking mental preparations. As Manaslu Circuit Trek is a high Himalayan adventure you will have to consider several factors during the preparation from accommodation, food and drinks, and technology to the bathroom.

You have to mentally prepare for the obstacles, discomfort, and challenges you might face during this trekking adventure so you will stay determined to complete the trek. Here are some mental preparation factors that you could work on for this trek.

  • Focused meditation
  • Practice controlled breathing
  • Leave your comfort areas
  • Practice visualization
  • Stay positive consistently
  • Practice positive self-talk
  • Stay determined
  • Lower your expectations

Recommended Packing list for Manaslu trekking.

Clothing.

  • quick drying long base layer shirts.
  • trekking shirts short sleeve
  • Thermal underwear – base layer.
  • liner socks
  • 3 pair woolen blend trekking socks.
  • 2 pair trekking pants with zip off bottoms
  • fleece sweaters – one lightweight, one heavier
  • Sandels.

 Outer layers. 

  • wind/rain proof overlayer- jacket and pants
  • down jacket. ( -20 D.C )
  • down vest
  • warm winter hat
  • lightweight thermal layer hat
  • peak hat
  • pair of gloves
  • Pair trekking boots.
  •  Head lamp with extra batteries,
  • sleeping bag heavy ( -20 D.C)
  • watch with alarm
  • Sun glasses ( UV protection )
  • camera with, extra batteries.
  • portable chargers.

First Aid

  • Diamox – for altitude
  • Advil
  • Aleve
  • Vicks vapor rub
  • Sunscreen
  • chapstick
  • anti nauseant – you tend to feel just a bit nauseaus a lot at altitude.
  • immodium – diarrhea is common at altitued.
  • bandaids
  • blister bandaids or moleskin
  • eye drops
  • advil cold and dinus
  • nasal moisturizer – altitude causes nasal cavities to be very dry, nasal moisturizer was very helpful.
  • Q-tips
  • tweezers
  • tiger balm.

Toiletries

  • Foot powder (for Deb’s stinky feet)
  • Toilet paper
  • shampoo
  • soap
  • micro fibre towel
  • Gold Bond – this just feels good all the time

Food, Drinks and Accommodation

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As the Manasluy Circuit Trke explores the secluded parts of the west-central Himalayas, you should not expect very high-end services and amenities during this expedition. However, it also doesn’t mean that the food and accommodation in this trekking route is awful, you will be able to enjoy the moderate and comfortable level of accommodation services as well as healthy sourced nourishing diets.

Even though the food menu here might not be as extensive as the other mainstream trekking route, you will still be able to enjoy some of the most popular continental dishes in Nepali style. Here are some of the food menus you can expect during your Manaslu Circuit Trek.

For Breakfast

  • Tea, coffee, fresh juice
  • Oatmeal
  • Cornflakes
  • Pancake
  • Toasts
  • Cereals
  • Eggs
  • Porridge
  • Pudding
  • Sandwich
  • Papad
  • Paratha
  • Chappati
  • Tibetan bread
  • Muesli
  • Spring roll

For Lunch and Dinner

  • Dalla bhat tarkarki (traditional Nepali dish comprised of steamed rice, lentil soup, vegetables, and several side dishes)
  • Pizza
  • Spaghetti
  • Macaroni
  • Pasta
  • Chowmein
  • Momo
  • Steak
  • Soup
  • Fries
  • Sherpa Momo
  • Shyakpa
  • Tsampa
  • Rikikure
  • Tingmo
  • Thukpa

**Note: There are also vegan and vegetarian options available throughout the teahouses along the Manaslu Circuit Trek. As there are a large number of vegetarians in the country, all the eatery establishments prepare vegetarian meals as well, you will also be able to request the chef to leave out any ingredients you do not prefer**

Drinks

You will also be able to enjoy several drink options during your Manaslu Circuit Trek. Besides the juice, tea, and coffee, you will be able to enjoy other beverages from canned juice and soft drinks to alcoholic beverages like rum, vodka, whiskey, and beer.

If you want to taste the local alcoholic delicacies you can do that in every teahouse along the trekking route. But, drinking alcohol puts your life at risk during high-altitude adventures and also it complicates the acclimatization process. It is recommended that you shouldn’t consume any kind of alcoholic beverages during your Manaslu Circuit Trek.

Accommodation

During your Manaslu Circuit Trek, you will be able to enjoy pretty much decent and warm accommodation services after a long day of exhausting trek. The teahouses along the route are run by the local inhabitants, so they take care of the guests really well working best with what they have.

In the general trekking package, you will rest in a shared room, typically with 2- 3 adjacent beds, the rooms are well furnished with firm wooden beds, and you will also receive a pillow, comfortable mattress, and warm blankets.

If you are traveling closer to the winter, it is recommended to carry a four-seasonal sleeping bag as climatic conditions over the altitude of 4,000 meters are chilly even during the peak seasons. As for the bathroom, you will also use it on a shared basis, the teahouses at the lower region are well-facilitated with western-style bathrooms. However, as you ascend higher, you will have to make do with the traditional style bathroom and a bucket of warm water for the shower.

Conclusion

The above information covers up almost everything you need to know about trekking. If you happen to have any queries, please feel free to leave a comment below or inbox us at [email protected]

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Manaslu Trek

“We just returned from an incredible twenty day trek around Mt Manaslu and through the Tsum Valley. Subash was extremely responsive to our questions and made organizing the trip very easy. He also supported us throughout our trip entire trip to Nepal by helping us find and book good quality transportation and accommodations. He was friendly, organized and trustworthy. Our guide Suman was also terrific. He is extremely experienced in the mountains and knew when to directly help us and when to give us space to trek on our own. He found the best accommodations, demonstrated a rich knowledge of the mountains,villages, wildlife and culture of the area and has a very positive and friendly personality. He ensured we found clean water, good food and even did our laundry with our porter against our protests. So we had a fantastic time and felt that we were in very good and capable hands with Exciting Nepal and our guide Suman.”

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Reid. Family, Canada
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Beautiful Manasalu

After completing the Annapurna Circuit in 2015, I could not wait for my next trekking in Nepal. I decided to complete the Manaslu circuit in October 2018. Me alongside my two friends reached out to Exciting Nepal. This was not my first experience with Exciting Nepal.

We started this long journey with Basu (our trekking guide). As always, Exciting Nepal managed the best for us. The accommodations were excellent and Basu was a brilliant guide. He was quick on everything. He was quick on managing everything we needed. There were lots of challenging tracks which would have been hard to complete without Basu.

Manaslu circuit was incredible. The landscapes were beautiful, and the mountains were magical. Basu had many friends there. We spent some of the best moments of our life at such a beautiful place. The valleys were mesmerizing, and the settlements had rich culture.

I can never get enough of Nepal. This country is blessed with beautiful places and lovely people. Everyone is ready to help you. Thank you Exciting Nepal for this wonderful trip. I am planning to trek to Everest Base Camp in 2020. I am looking forward to working with you again

William Soiat Jr., russia
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Manaslu Circuit Trek – The fulfillment of our dreams

We’ve selected Exciting Nepal Treks and Expedition as the organizer of our Manaslu Circuit Trek and would certainly do it again! 🙂 The trip was the fulfillment of our dreams of going to the Himalayas and although we returned from Nepal a week ago, we are still thinking there.

Organizing a trip with this agency was a pure pleasure. Subash, the owner of a travel agency, is a very helpful person who immediately answers all your questions, emails and phone calls. We didn’t have to worry about anything, everything was organized for us – from the airport pick-up to the smallest details related to trekking.

After a one-day stay in Kathmandu, we started Manaslu Circuit Trek, along with our Guide Basu Sigdel and our Porter Sunil. We have found such a great team that we wouldn’t change it for any other! 🙂 Basu was the best Guide you could ever imagine – he was very helpful in every situation and one could count on him at any time. Basu was a great travel companion, always cheerful and willing to talk. Every evening, Basu told us the plan for next day and showed us the route on the map. At high altitudes, he also checked our oxygen levels to make sure everything is okay with us. He even helped me to carry my backpack when I was tired of getting on a Larke Pass. Sunil, who was a Porter, was very young but super strong! Although we spent less time with Sunil during the days because he was walking at his own pace, in the evenings we always had some time to talk or play cards with our whole 4-people team. I think we can call ourselves friends now 🙂 We have a wonderful memory of the time spent in the mountains and we are grateful for such great travel companions. We certainly recommend Basu and Sunil as a great team to go out into the mountains!

To sum up, we are very happy that we chose Exciting Nepal Treks and Expedition as the tour operator and we would certainly do it again! To all those who are wondering which agency to choose, we highly recommend this one.

Many thanks to Subash, Basu and Sunil for organizing the trip of our dreams!

Can’t wait to come back to Nepal one day 🙂

panicmanager, Gdansk, Poland
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Award – best trekking agency and guide *RAM

After many years of thinking and dreaming we finally visited Nepal this autumn (end of October, beginning of November). As a couple living in the Alps and enthusiastic about mountains, we wanted to do a medium to difficult trekking within 14 days due to our holiday availability. The Manaslu Circuit, which is offered by Exciting Nepal Treks and Expeditions, was a perfect match. Mr. Subash helped us to organize the trip according to our needs. He quickly and reliably answered all our questions and concerns regarding the trip and handled a rather stressful situation very efficiently. On the trek itself our guide was called Ram. He made our time in the Himalayas a real holiday, as he has the highest professional competence as a trekking guide and at the same time has a very open and positive personality. I sincerely wish that as many trekkers as possible get the opportunity to make a trip with him. So be sure to ask if he is available when you book. At least we will do so at our next visit to Nepal.

Fl7chen, canada

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