About Trip

When people think of trekking in Nepal, Manaslu Circuit has been overlooked for some time now. But, it's their loss.

Manaslu trekking route was officially opened after 1992. But, it was not until last few years this route has attracted a large number of trekkers who come to experience the pristine environment which has been untouched.

This trek is not your regular but a tougher one to be precise. It will present you with a challenge but this is exactly why seasoned trekkers tend to take this challenging route.

You will trek from one village to another and get ready to be swept away by the beauty of this region.

This route will treat you with the rare sights of wildlife. The glorious view of the mountains and the sacred culture of this land will make your experience an unforgettable one.

You will also come across the ruins of old civilizations. This trek has it all and guarantees front seat tickets for the spectacular view of Mount Manaslu.

After your arrival in Kathmandu, we will rest for the night and on the following morning, we will head to Soti Khola. After resting in Soti Khola, we will start our journey on foot and reach Machhikhola. Here, we will enjoy the authentic local food.

Then on the following day, we will head to Yaru Khola and on our way, we might get lucky and spot some wildlife in this region. Consider yourself even more lucky if you end up spotting some of the endangered wildlife species.

We will come across several villages such as Philim, Bihi Phedi and then to Namrung. We will be spending two nights in Samagaon as it is vital to acclimatize to the increasing altitude. From here, we will witness the spectacular view of the Manaslu Glacier as well as the Manaslu mountain.

After we reach Larke La Phedi, we will be walking at an altitude above 4000 meters. The most exciting phase of the trek will be realized when we cross Bimthang via the Larkya La Pass and Glacier. The altitude at the Larkya La Pass is 5213 meters. From up there, enjoy and savor the lovely view of the mountains and we are sure that you will feel a sense of accomplishment too.

We will then descend to Bhimtang and continue our journey until we head to Tilje. From Tilje, we will head to Tal and then to Syange. On the 16th day, we will take a bus back to Kathmandu.

This trek has it all. Enjoy the undisturbed beauty that this region has to offer. Leave behind the crowded cities and relish the beauty of nature in its purest form.

Take a closer view of the eighth highest mountain in the world, Mount Manaslu.

Trip Highlights

  • Driving through the hills and valleys of Nepal and mountain gazing through your bus seat.
  • Experience the traditional culture of the villages and settlements you encounter.
  • Crossing the Larkya La Pass which is situated at an altitude of 5215 meters.
  • The view of mountain ranges from high altitude.
  • Stunning views of glaciers and moraines.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport (1345meters)
  • Day 02: Drive to Soti Khola via Arughat (700m) 8 hrs
  • Day 03: Trek to Machhikhola (930 meters) 5 hrs
  • Day 04: Trek to Yaru Khola (1330 meters) 6 hrs
  • Day 05: Trek to Philim (1590m) 4 hrs
  • Day 06: Trek to Bihi Phedi (2130m) 5 hrs
  • Day 07: Trek to Namrung (2660m) 5 hrs
  • Day 08: Trek to Samagaon (3530 meters) 6 hrs
  • Day 09: Rest day in Samagaon for acclimatization purpose
  • Day 10: Trek to Samdo (3690m) 3 hrs
  • Day 11: Trek to Dharmasala (4470m) 4 hrs
  • Day 12: Trek to Larkya-La Pass (5213m) and down to Bhimtang (3750m)
  • Day 13: Trek to Tilje (2310 meters) 5 hrs
  • Day 14: Trek to Tal (1700m) 4 hrs
  • Day 15: Trek to Syange (1175m) 4 hrs
  • Day 16: Drive back to Kathmandu 9 hrs
  • Day 17: Guides you for your final flight departure home or may be your next destination.
Detail Itinerary

What’s Included

  • Airport Pick up and drove.
  • Two-nights accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
  • Transportation by bus Kathmandu-Arughat and Syange-Kathmandu.
  • All necessary paper works and conservation entry permits and restricted area permit.
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the trek.
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide and porters (1 porter for 2 peoples).
  • Salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation and insurance for the guide and porter.
  • The arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets and trekking map, if necessary (return after the trek).
  • All government taxes, VAT and Service charge.

What’s Excluded

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos.
  • Lunch and Dinner while you are in Kathmandu.
  • International airfare.
  • Your Travel insurance.
  • Your personal expense, entrance fees and sweet things like chocolate.
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic Drinks.
  • Tip for the guide, porter & driver.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in including section.
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    United Kingdom

    The experience- I would never forget

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    The itinerary that Sublime Trails, namely Ram and his team of Porters provided were all that I ever wanted to explore in - trekking on the snowy mountain, homestay on the mountain, visiting Buddhist monasteries, learning the living culture of a Nepal! Being an amateur and a really slow trekker,…

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    Spain

    Overall, my experience with Sublime trails was Fantastic.

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    I went to Manaslu trekking in October 2016 with my two friends, where I had a fantastic experience. The whole sublime team were really helpful and flexible in organizing, managing a trip. they are really friendly, resourceful and competent. Special thanks to Mr Ram a manager, Mr Shiva a guide…

1. What kind of hotel and accommodation can I find during the trek?

During the trekking period, you’ll be accommodated at the best luxury tea houses which provides the finest services. Along the trail, most of the tea houses provide single and double rooms. The rooms are well furnished and include beds, pillows, and blankets. But as you gain the altitude the tea house will be quite basic. You may have to share the common toilet and bathroom.

2. How about the transport for the trek?

Depending on the nature of travel destinations to and from varies from domestic flights to the bus, jeep, van and even mules and yaks. During the tour, only that mode of transportations is provided which helps to enhance your local experience. Also, your comfortability and safety is our major concern while travelling with us.

3. What about electricity and battery charges during the trek?

Almost all tea houses in Manaslu region has electricity or solar power available. Normally we use the voltage 220-240 volts to power the appliances. You're recommended to bring two points power plug. In Manaslu region charging your electronic devices might cost the US $ 2-3 per hour. It may cost one-two dollar more in peak season while tea houses are full.

4. How much can porter carry?

Our one porter can carry up to 25kg while you trek to the Manaslu region. Your other personal items will be stored safely at our hotel. All you need to carry is a daypack with most necessary stuff for the day on the trek.

5. What type of meals and drinks will be served during the trek?

You’ll be served high-quality meals that are perfect for a day of trekking. Almost all of the tea houses along the trail catered similar food menu. The menu usually includes toast, boiled eggs, potatoes, noodles, pasta, and rice.

If you’re a vegetarian, no problem! We’re able to cater to your needs. Most tea houses also served tea and coffee. Please keep in mind that you should avoid alcohol while trekking at high altitudes.

6. What is tea house and camping trek?

Teahouse trek is the most popular mode of trekking in Nepal. In tea house trekking, normally trekkers stay at the local lodges and have foods and comfortable beds at the same place.

Most of the tea house served Nepalese, continental, and western meals and good accommodation with attached bathroom and with hot and cold showers. One of the major benefits of this trek is you can hike at your own pace. Also, you’ll get a chance to meet and experience the real life of the mountain people.

Camping trek is the classic style of trekking especially conducted in the remote regions of Nepal. This trek is fully supported by team members with supplies of all necessary logistics.

During this trek, trekking cook will make delicious, fresh, hygienic meals every day. It is the best way to take the experience of real trekking by spending the nights in tents.

7. How I spend my whole day during the trek?

Trekking days are designed in a way that you can fully enjoy your walk. Normally, the day begins early in the morning at around 6:30 am with a hot and fresh breakfast. After breakfast, you’ll pack your daypack and head towards the trail. After 3-4 hours hike, you’ll stop for lunch around midday. Normally, after taking the lunch break, you’ll have shorter afternoon trek and reach your final destination of the day. The rest of the day is free for exploring the place and relaxing. Dinner is normally served around 7:00 pm.

8. How long do I spend each day on the trek?

Be ready and make sure you pack your comfortable hiking boots. As it is estimated you’ll be walking six to seven hour each day.

9. What is altitude sickness and how can I prevent?

Altitude sickness is caused by insufficient oxygen in the blood and causes dizziness, nausea, and shortness of breath. Normally, it occurs for many people at the height starting at 8,000 feet (2,500 meters) above the sea level.

Everyone is susceptible to experience the altitude sickness. It doesn’t matter your age, gender or weight. Even it can affect the fittest and healthiest traveller.

So, you must know your own limitations and always consult your physician.

To prevent from altitude sickness you can follow these simple tips;

You need to drink lots of water and stay hydrated. You should be drinking at least 6-8 glasses of water.

Participate in mild activities your first few days of the trek. Walk slowly and take it easy. Don’t overdo it and listen to your body.

Avoid alcoholic beverages and meat.

Before you go you must consult your physician. Your physician may advise and prescribe you an altitude sickness tablet.

10. What about Travel Insurance?

While trekking in Nepal it is compulsory to obtain travel insurance. In Manaslu

region, most of the trekkers face the problem of high altitude sickness and diarrhea.So, in the case of severe, then it’ll require immediate evacuation to proper medical facilities. Make sure that your insurance also covers emergency medical treatment and emergency evacuations too.

It is strongly recommended to include cancellation, loss of baggage, and other expenses that might arise as a result of the loss, damage, injury, delay, or inconvenience occurring to the client.

11. Do I need to respect local culture and how?

Yes, you need to respect the local culture as travelling is not a right it is a privilege. If you travel, you need to respect the country you're visiting. This will make others happy and you'll also have a more enjoyable time.

Also, when you fit with the local culture, then you'll be treated much nicer. Along with these positives, you'll also actually enjoy feeling a part of the area you're visiting.

Thus, participating and respecting local culture should be a part of your travelling.

12. What kind of sleeping bag and down jacket do I need to bring?

It can get chilly due to the altitude. During the autumn season, the temperature can drop below zero at night.

The precise temperature rating of sleeping bag will depend on the time of the year you're trekking at. But to be on the safe side, you need to bring down sleeping bag rated to -15 degree Celsius. As this will handle everything the mountain can throw at you winter.

13. Do they have the heater in the lodge during the trek?

Most of the tea houses of Manaslu region has a communal area or a dining room where everyone gathers to eat. Usually, this room will have a stove/fire to provide you some warmth.

14. What about drinking water and do I need to bring purification tablet?

Bottled water can be purchased throughout the trail. However, we discourage trekkers from purchasing the bottles as it increases the amount of waste. Instead, we strongly recommend bringing a refillable water bottle, as boiled water will be provided with every meal.

15. Why should I book a trip with Sublime trails?

Trekking through Manaslu can be a special memory in your life that should only result in pleasant experience all the way through.

Being a number one travel agent in Nepal, we promise you to create these special memories. We’ll take all the worry off of you and let you focus solely on the exciting events to come.

The extra hidden costs are a bad surprise and also they put an over budget for the trip. Thus, we don’t charge any extra costs if there is any we’ll clear you at first.

16. Will I enjoy this trip with Sublime trails?

Treks to Manaslu regions should be at the top of your list of must-do vacations. You'll definitely enjoy this trip with us as at the end you'll have some jaw-dropping view of Manaslu region.

Porters and guides will be along for the trek and will help make sure you have the trek of a lifetime. Also, our team members enjoy the best adventure possible and afford plenty of time to bond before and after the trek.

Throughout the trail, your backpacks are carried by porters. Food is either provided or cooked for you. All of this support makes it easy to enjoy what you came here to do i.e the hike, explore, take photograph and experience the best of the Manaslu region.

17. Are your all guides are trained and licensed?

Before trekking, you need to make sure to get the right guide for your journey. As you'll be spending a lot of days or weeks with them and potentially paying them a lot of money.

But you don't have to worry as our all guide are well trained and licensed by Nepal Government. Our all professional guide has a full knowledge of geography, flora and fauna, local cultures, and altitude sickness. All our guides are very friendly, honest, hardworking, and helpful.

Throughout the trial, they'll provide you good knowledge about the local culture. They will look at every aspect of your trips such as arranging the rooms, flights, meals or even gear.

18.What kind of the physical fitness do I require to do this trek?

Almost anyone with a moderate level of fitness can complete the Manaslu region trek. There is no any specific required level of fitness for this region. So, age is also no barrier. If you're the passionate one who really wants to go there, then you'll be there at any fitness level.

However, a basic level of fitness is needed. After all the trails contain up and down and you've to walk for several hours a day. Sometimes many fit people crawled there but really overweight people successfully completed the trek.

Yes, you need a basic fitness level for Manaslu region trek, but you don't need to be a pro-level athlete's fitness. Before trekking, you can do any form of fun exercise that you enjoy. It can be climbing, hiking, dancing, or canoeing. If you're not in shape, then you can do aerobic training such as running, swimming, and speed walking.

So, be moderately fit and enjoy every moment of your trek. Walk at your own pace, drink enough water, and do proper acclimatization, then you'll successfully complete this extraordinary trek.

19. Do Sublime trails have a physical office at Kathmandu?

Yes, our main office is located at 29- Thamel, Kathmandu Nepal.

20. Do your guide speak English?

Yes, our professional guide has fluency in the English language. They can well communicate not only in English language but also speak another language. But if there is any requirement of special language you’ve to inform in advance. Then on your demand, we’ll prepare specific language guide.

Clothing

  • Down Jacket
  • Waterproof and Windproof Jacket
  • Hiking Socks
  • Light and Comfortable Clothes
  • Flash Dry Shirts
  • Cap or Hat
  • Woollen hat, Gloves, and Scarf
  • Quick Dry Towel
  • Neck Bands

Footwear

  • Hiking Boots
  • Slippers
  • Down shoes

Medication

  • Diamox tablets
  • Water Purifier
  • Blister plasters
  • Diarrhea tablets
  • First Aid Kit
  • Painkillers
  • Isotonic Powder

Gear

  • Hiking Backpack
  • Daypack
  • Trekking Poles
  • Torch
  • Oximeters
  • Polarized sunglasses with UV protection
  • Raincoat
  • Maps
  • Whistle
  • Headphones
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Water Bags/Bottle
  • Backup Battery

Toiletries

  • Sunscreen
  • Moisturizer for face and body
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wet Wipes
  • Tampons/Sanitary Napkins
  • Toothbrush/Paste
  • Travel Shampoo/Body Wash Set
  • Deodorants
  • Sanitizer
  • Talcum Powder
  • Lip moisturizer
  • Small comb
  • Pocket Knives

Snacks

  • There aren't many nutritious or healthy snacks in the retail stores in the mountains. You will find plenty of chocolate bars and other low energy bars and drinks, but again they are very highly priced. Also, you can take coffee mixes, cereal mixes, oatmeals and other energy drink powders that will come very handy during your trek.

Documents

  • Passport
  • Cash
  • Permits
  • Travel Insurance