Why You should need a Guide for Manaslu Region Trek

  • Updated on Sep 9, 2022
  • Govinda Gurung

The Manaslu Trekking is the route of a feature to see the unique scenery of natural and magical mountains and it's the most famous classic trek in Nepal. The trek leads us to a remote part of the Manaslu region, where you can explore Epic scenery naturally, traditional culture local community, ancient valley, and surrounding Himalayan ranges. Delightful Manaslu Trekking takes you the remains remote and off-the-beaten-path to the lap of the world's eighth highest mountain at 8,163 meters (26,781 ft). As you can see during this trek fantastic views, exciting landscapes, snow-capped mountains, high glacier lakes, Nepalese cultural heritage sites, the interesting lifestyle of Tamang and Sherpa peoples, beautiful settlements, ancient gompa with monasteries, and stunning rare flora and fauna. These 13 days Manaslu trek begins at Soti Khola and ends at Beshi Sahar, or on 24 days you have a great opportunity to discover the around Manaslu with additional side path Tsum valley. Manaslu conservation area is surrounded by the Ganesh Himal range in the East and Annapurna range in the west. The major attraction of this trek is Larkya La Pass (5220m/17122ft) which is the highest point and offers magical views of mountains with huge glaciers.

This Manaslu trekking is also known as "Manaslu Circuit Trek" it's a different fantastic experience than EverestAnnapurna, and Langtang trekking. For Around Manaslu Trek you need a special permit to enter the Manaslu conservation area. This Moderate trek route leads us through the terraces field, gorges of the Budi Gandaki valley, amazing waterfalls, hidden villages, spectacular trail, colorful forests, thousand years old Monasteries with Gompa, impressive view, and ethnic groups unique culture. Manaslu Circuit Trek is outright special and mesmerizing for adventure trekkers, and the trail follows the ancient salt–trading route along between Tibet and Nepal border as well as you will see traditional culture, art, lifestyle, and tradition of Gurung and Tibetan community, that can make your trip more enjoyable. This trek provides wonderful mountain views of the Manaslu range, Mount Himchuli (7,893m), Shringi (7,187m), Annapurna range, Ngadi Chuli (7,871m), and Ganesh Himal range. Manaslu Trekking is an adventure classic journey in Himalayan Nepal as well as get to explore the beauty of nature and culture with high mountains pass. this trek remains remote and off-the-beaten-path compared to the better-known teahouse treks in Nepal. Around Manaslu Trek opened in the year 1992 and immediately this trek is going to be popular by the captivating natural, unique culture, untouched beauty, and lifestyle of both Hindus with Buddhists.

We start this 16 days Manaslu Trekking from Soti Khola after sightseeing around the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu and having a scenic 8 hours drive. From Soti Khola, the trail goes along Budi Gandaki River, lush forests of pine, cedar, birch, and juniper, and delightful meadows. During the trek, you will see the stunning mountain scenery and rare wide range of flora and fauna as well as discover the Hindu and Buddhist culture. The trail crosses the beautiful villages of Machha Khola, Dobhan, Deng, Namrung, and Sama Gaon with enjoying the traditional culture, local lifestyle, and warm hospitality. One day we spend our rest day at Sama Goau and hike to explore the delightful Manaslu Base Camp and ancient gompa. The next day, you walk through the high alpine zone to Larkya Phedi and climbing the challenging part of Larkya La Pass (5,106m/16,751ft), it offers to see up-close views of Manaslu, Annapurna, and Ganesh Himal ranges with massive Larkya La glacier. After passing the Larkya La Pass, you descend to the route of Annapurna Circuit Trek and takes a jeep drive from Besisahar to Kathmandu city.

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Highlights of Manaslu Valley 

  • Day tour around the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu.
  • A scenic and fantastic drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola.
  • Walk along the gorge of the Budi Gandaki River and lush forests.
  • Explore the rare wide range of flora and fauna.
  • Visit the ancient Monasteries and gompa of Hindus and Buddhists.
  • Exciting culture of Gurung, Sherpa, Tamang, and Tibet peoples.
  • Discover the Manaslu Base Camp and cross the Larkya La Pass (5,106m).
  • Amaing mountains views of Manaslu, Annapurna II, Himlung Himal, Larkay Peak, etc.
  • Fixed departure trekking trip for 2021/2022/2023.
  • Enjoy the trip with wonderful landscapes and the delightful Manaslu region.

Itinerary of Mount Manaslu Valley Trek

Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu and Transfer to the hotel

Day 02:Kathmandu sightseeing and preparation for the trek

Day 03:Jeep or Bus drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola (710m). Duration, 6 to 8 Hrs

Day 04:Trek to Machha Khola (900m) Duration: 5-6 hrs

Day 05:Trek to Jagat (1340m) Duration: 6 hrs

Day 06:Trek to Philim (1700m) Duration: 5 hrs

Day 07:Philim to Deng (2095m) Duration: 5 hrs

Day 08:Trek to Namrung (2900m) Duration: 5 hrs

Day 09:Namrung to Samagaon (3500m) Duration: 6 hrs

Day 10:Acclimatization day at Sama Gaun

Day 11:Samagaon to Samdo (3690m) Duration: 3 hrs

Day 12:Samdo to Dharmashala (4450m) Duration: 4 hrs

Day 13:Dharamshala to Bhimthang (3590m) via Cross Larkya La pass (5220m) Duration: 8 hrs

Day 14:Bumthang to Dharapani (1860m) 5/6 hours

Day 15:Drive to Kathmandu

Day 16:Final departure

Do I need to hire a Guide for the Manaslu Trek?

Yes, you need a guide for the Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley trek as it is listed as a restricted area of Nepal. The Manaslu Restricted Area starts from Jagat to Larkya La pass.

On the other hand, a guide can be helpful during the trip. The situation can get ugly while trekking in such a rural area.

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.

Trekking 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

Is Manaslu Trek Difficulty?

The difficulty level of the Manaslu trek is between moderate and strenuous. It isn't considered the hardest. But, continuous ascending and descending throughout the trail, can test your limits and endurance. 

Manaslu region presents a physically and mentally challenging trek. It is perfect for adventure seekers. A constant trekker can easily complete it without any issue. 

But for beginners, it can be a challenging trek. You might need to prepare for the trek. Start doing workouts and jogging before you leave for the trek.

Moreover, the difficulty can depend upon some factors like physical fitness, the weight you carry, the condition of the trail (snow), trekking gears and equipment, acclimatization, food choice, and so on. 

Is it necessary to need travel Insurance for this trek?

The travel insurance will cover emergency evacuation as Helicopter rescue and the hospital charge. If you fell an accident and have Acute mountain sickness then, at this condition, your travel insurance will immediately provide the helicopter. 

Electricity does available on Around Annapurna Circuit Trek?

Yes, electricity is available in the lower region of Annapurna trek, where you can get to charge your camera and mobile batteries, etc. But high elevation there has a solar system power so it's not enough for the charge. So we suggest you take some extra batteries for this Around Annapurna Circuit Trek.

Is possible to take my children to Around Annapurna Circuit Trek?

Of course, all of the age can do it but before goes trekking, you have to give hard training for your child.

Is possible to get a hot shower the trekking?

Yes, the hot shower is possible to get many lodges and teahouse but above the 4,000m is not available and not good for your health.

Can I found Wi-Fi through the trek?

Of course, Wi-Fi is available many lodges and teahouse, but you have to pay extra.

Is it safe for a solo female traveler?

Of course, the solo female traveler is fully safe, Himalayan frozen Adventure is responsible 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.

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