A Complete Guide For Around Manaslu Circuit Trek

  • Updated on May 22, 2021
  • Govinda Gurung

Mount Manaslu is the 8th highest mountain in the world which the most special trekking route for adventure trekkers. This Around Manaslu Circuit Trek offers everything you want to see the classic path of the Himalayan region, You will cross the magical viewpoint of Larkya La Pass (5100m, 17,000ft) as well as enjoy the ancient culture Buddhist Tibetan. 

Manaslu trek and Tsum Valley trek is opened for trekkers recently and it is become most popular by the unique culture and wonderful landscapes, the Manaslu trek is one that restricted area trekking route in Nepal, therefore, trekkers cannot do trek by self, you need least 2 people in a group with a local guide to trek remoted valley of Manaslu region. 

For Manaslu region Treks you need to special Government Permit where we Himalayan Frozen Adventure provide professional local experience trekking leader during the Manaslu Trekking because of this trek among the best treks in Nepal. Trek leads you to remains remote of the off-the-beaten-path through the wonderful teahouse and discover the lap of the world's eighth highest mountain. 

Around Manaslu Circuit Trekking is rich for the scenery diverse, impressive, Tibetan cultural, Local community lifestyle, flora and fauna, traditional Gumpa and monasteries, stupas, mani walls, surrounding mountains views, and unique flavor to the experience. 

Your guide will cover a whole range of essential topics including when to go, what to do, accommodation, meals, day to days itinerary, how to organize the trip, and much more information. Spectacular landscape, diverse geography, naturally enriched forest, gorges, rivers, waterfalls, flora, fauna, and mesmerizing snow-capped mountains are the major attractions of this trek. 

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Around Manaslu Circuit Trek Highlights 

  • Enjoy your Manaslu region Trekking with a local guide. 
  • A scenic drive from Kathmandu Valley to Soti Khola. 
  • You reach the lap of the world’s eighth highest mountain Manaslu. 
  • Explore the spectacular Tibetan Buddhist monasteries and traditional Gompas. 
  • Discover the unique culture, local lifestyle, warm hospitality, and friends peoples of the local community. 
  • Walk through the landscape, diverse geography, naturally enriched forest, gorges, rivers, waterfalls, flora, fauna, and mesmerizing snow-capped mountains. 
  • Amazing mountain views of Mount Manaslu, Annapurna, Ganesh Himal, Lamjung Himal ranges, and many others. 
  • Cross the Larkya La Pass (5100m). 

Around Manaslu Circuit Trek Itinerary 

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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1,300m] 
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing and trek preparation [1,300m] 
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola [710m, 8-9 hours] 
Day 04: Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola [900m, 6-7 hours] 
Day 05: Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat [1,410m, 6-7 hours] 
Day 06: Trek from Jagat to Deng [1,804m, 6-7 hours] 
Day 07: Trek from Deng to Namrung [2,630m, 6-7 hours] 
Day 08: Trek from Namrung to Samagaon [3,530m, 6-7 hours] 
Day 09: Acclimatization or Rest day in Samagaon [3,530m] 
Day 10: Trek from Samagaon to Samdo [3,860m, 4-5 hours] 
Day 11: Acclimatization or Rest day in Samdo [3,860m] 
Day 12: Trek from Samdo to Dharamsala aka Larkya Base Camp [4,460m, 4-5 hours] 
Day 13: Trek from Dharamsala to Larkya La Pass [5,160m/16,924ft] and Bimtang [3,720m, 8-9 hours] 
Day 14: Trek from Bimthang to Tilije [2,300m, 5-6 hours] 
Day 15: Trek from Tilije to Tal [1,700m, 5-6 hours] 
Day 16: Trek from Tal to Syange [1,080m, 6-7 hours] 
Day 17: Drive from Syange to Kathmandu [1,300m, 8-9 hours] 
Day 18: Final departure

Around Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit Trek Permits 

Manaslu region treks are also one restricted region of Nepal, except for the locals, all trekkers require special trekking permits to access this route. We Himalayan Frozen Adventure will provide all of the Required TIMS and Permits, you can also buy from any agency. Without Special TIMS and Permits, you can't enter the Manaslu Region.

  • Manaslu Trekking free in Autumn Season (Sept – Nov) - USD 100 per week 
  • Manaslu Trekking free in Winter, Summer, and Winter - USD 75 per week 
  • Tsum Valley permit fee in autumn season (September- November) - USD 40 per week 
  • Tsum Valley Trek free in Winter, Summer, and Winter - USD 30 per week

Manaslu Conservation Area Permit (MCAP)

  • Manaslu conservation area permit cost: USD 20 / P and USD / person for SAARC countries!
  • Trekking Information Management of System (TIMS): $10 / Person

Best time to visit Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley Trek 

The best time to go on Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley Treks is Spring (March to May) and Autumn (mid-September to November). These are the best times to go on any treks and climbing trips because of stable weather and a moderate climate. In fact, September, October, and November months are will be full of excellent atmosphere as well as beauty, enjoys your journey with joy and beauty. The Autumn season provides reference weather with clear magnificent mountains. At spring morning weather condition will be clear, but the afternoon sky covered by the cloud, and sometimes can be rain. You can get to see beautiful flowers like jasmine, pine, and rhododendron with wild flora.

Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley Trek with Local Guide 

We, Himalayan Frozen Adventure provides the deepest knowledge leader through the Himalayan Trekking, who has the ability to face challenges. The Nepal route is an adventure challenge where has different types of risks. During the trekking, you have might some risks like altitude sickness, weather conditions, wildlife attack, and Fear of getting lost. But don't worry, the guide will solve this problem and make you feel safe with a free and delightful trip. The guide has a big role to play in making the journey contextual and excellent. The guide will make your journey pleasant and accompany you in times of danger, who will succeed in winning your heart.

Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley Trek Itinerary 

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Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu, Nepal 1,300m 
Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat to Soti Khola 730m/ 7-8 hrs 
Day 03: Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola 890m/ 6-7 hrs 
Day 04: Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat 1,400m/ 6-7 hrs 
Day 05: Trek from Jagat to Lokpa 2,040m/ 6-7 hrs 
Day 06: Trek from Lokpa to Chumling 2,386m/ 4-5 hrs 
Day 07: Trek from Chumling to Chhokang paro 3,010m/ 5-6 hrs 
Day 08: Trek from Chhokang Paro to Nile 3,361m/ 4-5 hrs 
Day 09: Trek from the Nile to Mu Gompa 3,700m/ 3-4 hrs 
Day 10: Trek from Mu Gompa to Rachen Gompa 3,240m/ 3-4 hrs 
Day 11: Trek from Rachen Gompa to Gumba Lungdang 3,200m/ 5-6 hrs 
Day 12: Trek from Gumba Lungdang to Ganesh Himal Base Camp 4,800m/ 7-8 hrs 
Day 13: Trek from Gumba Lungdang to Lokpa 2,240m/ 5-6 hrs 
Day 14: Trek from Lokpa to Ghap 2,380m/ 6-7 hrs 
Day 15: Trek from Ghap to Lho 3,180m/ 5-6 hrs 
Day 16: Trek from Lho to Sama Gaon 3,530m/ 5-4 hrs 
Day 17: Acclimatization or rest day at Sama Gaon 3,530m 
Day 18: Trek from Sama Gaon to Larkya La Phedi/Dharamsala 4,460m/ 5-6 hrs 
Day 19: Trek from Dharamsala to Bhimtang 3,720m by crossing Larkya la Pass 5,160m/ 7-8 hrs 
Day 20: Trek from Bhimtang to Gho 2,550m/ 4-5 hrs 
Day 21: Trek from Gho to Tal 1,700m/ 4-5 hrs 
Day 22: Drive from Tal to Besisahar then Drive Kathmandu 1,300m/ 8-9 hrs

Manaslu Trek and Tsum Valley Trek Difficulty 

Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trek are also one the longer trekking trails in Nepal which leads you from Kathmandu city to remoted part of Mount Manaslu. In Fact, Manaslu Trekking is less difficult than Everest Base Camp Trek but you need good health, physical fitness, and confidence. 

You will start your trek from sub-tropical to tundra climatic zones where you pass the six different climatic zones, therefore Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek is challenging due to its gradual altitude and thin air.

This Trek is perfect for those trekkers who want to walk at high altitudes and in excellent physical condition. Manaslu region treks are moderate to strenuous, you have to cross the over than 5,000 meters high altitude. Between the trek, we designed acclimatization or rest days.

Is Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley Trek Safe to Travel 

Make you safe to travel is our top priority responsibility.

During the trek, you will be the best training and experienced guide, who came from the high region of Himalayan. Our guide will carry all necessary paper and essentials equipment with a first aid kit. In case, if our clients come to some emergency problems of mountain sickness and accident then we immediately send a rescue helicopter. Any region of the Himalayan treks will demand good health and fitness, so make healthy your body before joining the trip.

Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek FAQs

Is it safe for a solo female traveler?
Of course, the solo female traveler is fully safe, Himalayan frozen Adventure is responsible for teams, who leading many solo trekkers through the Himalayan and made successfully.

How can I respect the culture?
During the trekking, we can get amazing Gurung and Magar culture, there we can see some notice, we have to follow that notice rule and regulation.

Is possible to get ATM through trek?
No, is not possible to get ATM and bank through the trek, so you have to takes Nepali money from Kathmandu.

Do I have to take sleeping bags on the trek?
Yes, is necessary to take sleeping bags on the trek because the lodges don't have enough blanket.

How high the Around Manaslu Circuit Trek?
Around Manaslu, the Circuit elevation is (5,160m) above sea level. 

How many hours I have to walk each day?
For this Around Manaslu Circuit Trek per day maximum of 8 hours and a minimum of 6 hours, you have to walk.

Is possible to make an extra day on the trek?
Yes, if you have time then the trekking is always flexible, you can easily add.

Without any trek can I do it? 
Yap, many trekkers succeed without any trek but you have to use 2 - 3 acclimatization days through the trekking. Himalayan Frozen Adventure recommends you before going to the Around Annapurna Circuit Trek, you have to need training. If any information needs about this Around Manaslu Circuit Trek please kindly contact us.

What do I have to carry on the trekking?
You have to carry the perfect size trekking bag where you can put your personal belongings item, snacks, sunscreen, water, camera,  gloves, hat, and jacket. Our porter will carry your 20 kg bigger packs.

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