Why Choose Manaslu Circuit Trek?
There are several reasons for choosing Manaslu Circuit Trek over other trekking trails. Hiking from village to village over challenging terrains, visitors will enjoy experiencing fascinating wildlife, geological wonders, the ruins of an ancient civilization, and some of the best outdoor adventures in the world. It is home to some of the most spectacular scenery and magnificent wildflower blooms that transform this landscape into an explosion of color.
Manaslu Circuit Trek is a great amalgamation of diverse cultures, breathtaking scenery, and geographical marvels. It takes you on a journey around some of the highest peaks in the world towering over 8000 meters. The Manaslu Circuit Trek is a complete package for all thrill-seekers and adventurers alike with its memorable scenery and challenging route up to high altitudes, a perfect stage to leave behind your troubles and stresses and immerse yourself in this serene and peaceful environment.
Accommodation and food during the trek:
During the trek, your accommodation will be tea houses or local guest houses. Rooms usually have twin single beds. Toilet facilities are mostly basic on a shared basis which may be inside the lodge or outside. The most common style is the squat style, but some accommodations have a western style. Things get more basic as we go higher.
You will be served typical Nepali cuisine during your stay at Kathmandu within your booking time. Food during the trek is mostly authentic Nepalese cuisine that includes Dal(lentils), Bhat(rice), curry(veg), pickles, etc. But you can also get foreign cuisine like noodles, pasta, spaghetti, etc. If you find difficulty in choosing the dish from the local menu, our guide can help you. To include lunch and dinner in your trek, you have to verify it during your booking. Otherwise, we will provide you B/B plan by default.
Best time to do Manaslu Circuit Trekking:
The best time to do Manaslu Circuit Trekking starts from March to May (Spring season). At this time of year, the temperature is warmer and the skies are clear. Since this is the spring season, you can see many wildflowers covering the meadows and vibrant Rhododendron flowers covering the forests.
Another best time for this adventurous Manaslu Circuit trekking starts from September to November ( Autumn). The temperature during this time of yours the year is a little colder compared to the spring season. It may fall below -20 degrees sometimes. So better prepare yourselves for some of the extreme nights. The weather is mostly clear and clean.
Manaslu Circuit Trek difficulties:
Manaslu circuit trek is one of the longest treks in Nepal. The trek passes through different climatic and vegetation zones from subtropical to alpine. We will gain approximately 4500 m altitude in this trek and a distance of 177 KM. The terrain in this trail passes from a low river valley to a high alpine region. This trail is recommended for those who are physically strong and have prior experience in high-altitude trekking. But this does not mean others should not try it. We will prepare your itinerary as per your requirement adding extra stops during the trail, so you can acclimatize during the trip. Furthermore, Adventure Altitude Treks and Expedition will bring all medical equipment necessary for Altitude sickness and other problems.
Electricity and Charging your devices while on Manaslu Trek:
Owing to the small hydropower project, 220 volts of electrical power is available in many villages. Light and power sockets are also available for charging batteries on a payable basis. Villages without electricity normally use solar energy for charging lights and batteries.
Drinking water during the trek:
The Manaslu trek is physically exhausting and drinking a lot of water is a must. The first several days at low altitudes can be hot, so expect a lot of water to be needed. At cooler, higher altitudes, you can feel less thirsty, but drinking lots of water allows you to acclimate. Planning to have at least two liters of water when trekking every day is a smart way to start. Filling up water is quick. Taps in, out, or in guest houses mean that there are plenty of places to fill your bottles and/or your water bladders. This could be where you stay, a lunch stop, or a shared public tap used by locals. Use an efficient sterilization method to make sure your water is safe and not contaminated in any way. Bottled water is available to buy throughout the trek, but we would advise against this for several reasons. You do not need them if you use the sterilization method. Environment concerns are there and also buying water is expensive up in the mountains.
List of equipment needed for trekking in this region:
Clothing: Trekking boots, Short-sleeved Trekking shirts, Trekking pants and jackets, Thermals underwear, Long-sleeved Trekking shirt, insulating down jackets, woolen cap, Trekking Gloves, Raincoats
First Aid: Diamox (acetazolamide tablets to prevent high altitude sickness), Sanitary pads/Tampons, Anti-nausea Medicines, Band-aids, Mosquito and insect repellents
Toiletries: Soap, toilet Paper, Shampoo, Sunscreen, Moisturizer, Hand sanitizer
Accessories: Sunglasses, Sleeping bag, Cameras, Batteries, Water Bottle, Solar Chargers, Hot water Thermos
Important Documents: Passport, Travel Permits
Guides and Porters:
The team of Adventure Altitude Treks and Expedition co. is one of the most experienced, reliable, hospitable, and respected in Nepal. The agency and team members are all affiliated with Trekking Agency's Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Association(NMA), Nepal Tourism Board, Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation of Nepal, Sustainable Tourism Network, and Himalayan Rescue Association. We will provide a professional and experienced English-speaking guide with sound knowledge of place and trek. With an experience of more than 10 years in this field, we can guarantee your satisfaction.
If you need a porter, we will provide you with 1 porter/2 guests. The porter will be carrying 25 kg maximum(12 -13 kg per person). You will need to carry your day pack yourselves to keep your personal belongings like wallet, mobile and accessories, cameras and accessories, water bottle, dry snacks, torch/headlights, and other personal belongings. For us, the safety of our clients and members comes first. And it is our collective responsibility to ensure safety and security for porters, guides, and guests. You can help to bring safety to our team members by taking only those things which are necessary. We will always be thankful for your acknowledgment.
Since we are a growing and relatively new company, we always put customers' feedback as our inspiration for making this company a great travel partner. We are where we are now because of the client's feedback. We have always appreciated negative feedback and used them to build our company. At the end of the trek, while you are with the crew during farewell dinner, we would appreciate it if you give us your valuable feedback, an account of good and bad experiences, recommendations, and also your honest rating on our trip advisor page.