Manaslu Circuit Trek - 21 Days

Manaslu Circuit Trek starts from Arughat. In order to reach Arughat, you have to drive from Kathmandu. The drive from Kathmandu to Arughat comes in the category of a scenic drive because it offers the stunning view of mountains, such as Ganesh Himal (7,460 m), Shringi Himal (7,187 m), Annapurna (8,091 m), and Manaslu (8,156 m). Arughat, the starting point of Manaslu Circuit Trek, lies on the bank of the Kaligandaki River.

As you begin your Manaslu Circuit Trek, you follow the trekking trail that passes through the beautiful villages of the Gurung, Magar and Tibetan people. The trekking trail also passes by the well-managed terraced fields of corn and millet by the majestic waterfalls and through the boulders, moraines, and beautiful hills. In addition to these, it takes you to the narrow and rugged regions, to the beautiful ridges, to the rock tunnel, and to the glaciated streams. It also takes you to the suspension and wooden bridges. Later, it descends to the sandy bank, as well as, to the confluence of the rivers. By the confluence, your guide sets up a tent. By trekking further, you reach ‘maniwall,’ and ‘chortens,’ in which you see the pictures of Lord Buddha, describing his life. And you also trek through the Marshyangdi valley, the stone gates, the bamboo plants, the big pasture, and the forest of fir, oak, rhododendron, and pine. You also trek in the region, where you see different species of birds, including ‘Danfe,’ a national bird of Nepal.

The trekking trail of Manaslu Circuit Trek keeps changing its form, for examples, it becomes an ascending trail, it becomes an easy trail, it becomes a sandy river bed, it passes by a natural hot spring, it changes into a ridge, it takes you to a laterial moraine, it leads you to the Larkya La Pass from where you will see a full view of Peak 38, as well as, a up close view of Manaslu (8156 m). In addition to Peak 38, you also see the awesome view of mountains, such as Larkya Peak, Mansiri Himal, Ratan Chuli, Samdo, Khayang, Annapurna Ranges, and Naike Peak.

Day 1

Arrival at Tribuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (1, 345 m). Stay Overnight in a Hotel.

Day 2

Rest and Preparation Day. Stay Overnight in a Hotel.

Day 3

Drive to Arughat (640 m) - 8 hrs by 4wd Jeep. Stay Overnight at a Tented Camp.

Day 4

Trek to Soti Khola (775 m) - 6 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Tented Camp.

Day 5

Trek to Machha Khola (900 m) - 6 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Tented Camp.

Day 6

Trek to Jagat (1,340 m) - 6 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Tented Camp.

Day 7

Trek to Ngyak (2,310 m) - 6 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Tented Camp.

Day 8

Trek to Ghap (2,100 m) - 6 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Tented Camp.

Day 9

Trek to Lho (3,200 m) - 6 hrs. Stay overnight at a Tented camp.

Day 10

Trek to Samagompa (3,500 m) - 6 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Tented Camp.

Day 11

Trek to Stone Hut (4,500 m) - 5 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Tented Camp.

Day 12

Acclimatization and Exploration Day. Stay Overnight at a Tented Camp.

Day 13

Cross the Larkya La Pass (5,215 m) and Trek to Bhimphedi (3, 590 m) - 8 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Tented Camp.

Day 14

Trek to Tilje (3,900 m) - 5 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Tented Camp.

Day 15

Trek to Tal (1,725 m) - 5 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Tented Camp.

Day 16

Trek to Jagat (1,300 m) - 5 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Tented Camp.

Day 17

Trek to Baundanda (1,275 m) - 5 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Tented Camp.

Day 18

Trek to Beshisahar (830 m) - 5 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Tented Camp.

Day 19

Drive Back to Kathmandu by Local Bus - 7 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Hotel.

Day 20

Leisure Day and Farewell Dinner. Stay Overnight in a Hotel.

Day 21

Transfer to Tribhuwan International Airport for Departure.

Trip Highlights

  • The Confluence of th e Seti River
  • Mountain Ridge Trekking Trail
  • Sandy River Bed .
  • Sringi Himal (7,177 m),
  • Tibetan Culture, Mani stones, and Chortens
  • The Full View of Peak 29, Pungen Glacier, and the Up-close view of Manaslu Mountain
  • The magnificent Views of Himlung Himal (7,126 m), Cheo Himal (6,820 m), Gyagi Kung, Kang Kuru (6,981 m) and Annapurna II (7,937 m).
  • Trekking Trail by the Marshyandi River
  • Larkya La Pass (5, 215 m)
  • Terraced Fields and Remote Villages
  • Day 1Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, Nepal (1,345 m)

    ur airport representative will receive you at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and he/she will be displaying the signboard of Ace Holidays outside the airport terminal. You will be transferred to your respective hotel by the private vehicle.

    Note: We will organize your pre-trip meeting at our office or at your hotel on the same day. In this meeting, you are requested to bring your passport, 3 passport-sized photos and a readable copy of your travel insurance. Also in this meeting, you must clear all due balance, sign a legally binding trip form, and a non–liability disclaimer. In this meeting, you are also requested to ask any questions of your trip. Ace Holidays provides you Duffel Bag and Cap (yours to keep).

    Accommodation: 2 or 3 star hotel in Kathmandu
    Meals: No Meals

  • Day 2Rest and Preparation Day

    Ace Holidays rechecks the camping equipment and gets the trekking permit for you. On your part, if have you missed any equipments that you want to take then please check them and be well prepared for your trek.

    Accommodation: 2 or 3 star hotel in Kathmandu
    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 3Drive to Arughat by Jeep (640 m) – 8 hrs

    Your guide picks you from the hotel in the morning, and then both of you head off to Arughat, which is the starting point of the Manaslu Circuit Trek.

    Accommodation: Guesthouse in Arughat
    Meals: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 4 Trek to Soti Khola (775 m) – 6 hrs

    You walk on the bank of the Budhi Gandaki River to reach its origin. You pass through Morder and Simre villages. After reaching Arkhat, you slowly ascend to Kyoropani and reach the confluence of the Seti River.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp in Soti Khola
    Meals: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 5Trek to Machha Khola (900 m) – 6 hrs

    The trail descends slowly. It ascends to mountain ridge and Almara, pass through the forest and leads you to Riden Gaon (village). The valley here cuts into another side of the river to enters the Budhi Gandaki River. At Lambesi, the trail follows down to the sandy riverbed of the Machha River.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp in Machha Khola
    Meals: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 6Trek to Jagat (1,340 m) – 6 hrs

    After crossing the Machha River and Khrola Besi, you reach a hot spring called Tatopani. You walk through the forest to reach Dovan, and below this, you see a massive Budi Gandaki River. As the elevation increases, both the rapids and the scenery change.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp in Jagat
    Meals: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 7Trek to Ngyak (2,310 m) – 6 hrs

    After ascending to the terraced hill of Saguleri and seeing Sringi Himal (7,177 m), you trek to Sirish Gaon (village), the Gandaki valley, and a soaring hill.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp in Ngyak
    Meals: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 8Trek to Ghap (2,100 m) – 6 hrs

    Follow the upstream trail of the Deng River. Then, you walk through a newly built rock tunnel, avoiding a traditional steep climb. At Ghap, you see the Tibetan culture, Mani stones, and chortens all around it.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp in Ghap
    Meals: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 9 Trek to Lho (3,200 m) – 6 hrs

    After you cross the wooden bridge over the Budhi Gandaki River, you follow the path lined with houses and cultivated fields. At Namru, you see a police check post. After you reach Namru, you cross the Hinan River. This river originates from the Linda Glacier, and it flows towards Sho. Naike Peak, Manaslu North, and Manaslu (8,150 m).

    Accommodation: Tented Camp in Lho
    Meals: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 10Trek to Samagompa (3,500 m) – 6 hrs

    You will pass through the stone gate and by the long Mani stonewall of the village. On the way, you see the full view of Peak 29; you can also make a side excursion to Pungen Glacier, from where, you can see the up-close view of Manaslu. You follow the lateral moraine of Pungen Glacier until you reach Sama, and from this village, you head off to Samagompa.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp in Samagompa
    Meals: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 11Trek to Stone Hut (4,500 m) – 5 hrs

    Today, you climb the terraced hill of the Budhi Gandaki River, from where, you see a remote Samdo village.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp in Stone Hut
    Meals: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 12Acclimatization and Exploration Day

    You will spend a day by acclimatizing and by exploring Stonehut.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp in Stone Hut
    Meals: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 13Cross Larkya La (5,215 m) and Trek to Bhimphedi (3,590 m) – 8 hrs

    You first climb to Cho Chanda and then slowly head off to the pass. From its top, you can see the magnificent views of Himlung Himal (7,126 m), Cheo Himal (6,820 m), Gyagi Kung, Kang Kuru (6,981 m) and Annapurna II (7,937 m). The descendible trail passes through moraines and reaches Bhimphedi.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp in Bhimphedi
    Meals: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 14Trek to Tilje (3,900 m) – 5 hrs

    The route is easy. It gently climbs through paddy fields, leads to Karcha La Pass, and descends to fig and rhododendron trees and Tilje.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp in Tilje
    Meals: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 15Trek to Tal (1,725 m) – 5 hrs

    You follow the downhill Marshyangdi River, as well as you pass through the scattered villages to reach Tal village.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp in Tal
    Meals: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 16Trek to Jagat (1,300 m) – 5 hrs

    Today the trail runs gently downstream of the river, passes through Chamje and Himal Pani villages.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp in Jagat
    Meals: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 17Trek to Baundanda (1,275 m) – 5 hrs

    Ascend gently for 30 minutes, after this, you gently descend to Sanjee village, and then again, you ascend for 15 minutes to Gharmuu Phant. From there, you will do an easy walk of 2 hours and you will need additional 30 minutes to reach Bahundanda village.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp in Bahundanda
    Meals: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 18Trek to Beshisahar (830 m) – 5 hrs

    The trail runs gently, passes through Naadi village, runs on the bank of the Marshyangdi River and leads you to Bhulbhule, Khudi, and Besisahar.

    Accommodation: Guesthouse in Besisahar
    Meals: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 19Drive from Besisahar to Kathmandu by Public Bus – 7 hrs

    Drive from Besi Sahar to Kathmandu.

    Accommodation: 2 or 3 star hotel in Kathmandu
    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 20Leisure Day and Farewell Dinner

    You have leisure time in the morning, as well as, in the afternoon, so you can stroll in Basantapur and Thamel. In the evening, you will have a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant and see cultural program. (Your guide will accompany you).

    Accommodation: 2 or 3 star hotel in Kathmandu
    Meals: Breakfast and Farewell Dinner

  • Day 21Transfer to Tribhuwan International Airport for Departure

    Today is the departure day; therefore, you are picked up from the hotel and transferred to Tribhuwan International Airport on time.
    (Breakfast provided)

  • IMPORTANT NOTE

    During the trip, weather, local politics, transport or other factors, that are beyond Ace Holidays’ control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be changed substantailly. If changes are necessary, the leader will decide what is the best alternative for you. Taking this into consideration, as well as the best interests of the whole group, including a change, Ace Holidays will do everything to minimize the effects, but it is not to be held responsible for the results, arising from changes or delays.

Arrival and Departure

Upon arrival in Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, you see the guide holding the signboard of Ace Holidays. The guide accompanies you to the hotel. Similarly, on the departure day, the guide accompanies you from the hotel to the airport.

Important Note: The local porters at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, may ask tip/money to you. BUT PLEASE DO NOT GIVE ANY MONEY TO THEM, not even to the person, who is holding Ace Holidays' sign board. There will be many local boys wanting to help with your luggage for a fee in the airport. Begging is one of the harsh realities of this country, Ace Holidays believes that it should be discouraged. If you give money to anyone at Tribhuwan International Airport then Ace Holidays will not pay you.

Accommodation and Food

Accommodation includes in shared rooms in Two to Three Star Hotels in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast. During the camping we provide the best possible service with comfortable two person tents and good mattresses. A kitchen, dining, toilet tents, chairs with tables are also provided.

There are lots of good restaurants in Kathmandu where you can find any food of your choice. During your stay in Kathmandu lunch and Dinner is not included.

During the camping our expert cook can easily prepare meals of your choice. For some special case, you will be charged with similar fare to that of teahouses. You can eat as much as you like. If you have any special dietary requirements, please advise us in advance so that we can make the necessary arrangements.

A Typical Day on the Trail

You will have a hearty breakfast between 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. before you start your trek. At the right moment, you pack your bags. After approximately 2-3 hours of trekking, you eat lunch somewhere on the trail. You typically spend around 2-3 hours or even more before you reach your next stopping point. Throughout the day, you will take frequent breaks and take time to admire the fascinating mountains views. You would also like to take plenty of pictures, such as of mountains, rivers, landscapes, prayer flags, temples, shrines, cairns, and monasteries. After you arrive at the camping spot, you take a brief rest, shower, and have a light snack, tea, or coffee. If you are inclined to seeing natural beauty then you may take a short walk through the village and surrounding neighborhoods. After eating a warm dinner, your trek leader briefs you on the next day's itinerary. Extra time can be spent on reading and playing cards. Our Sherpas love to teach you various Nepali card games. Finally, you head off to your camp for a good night sleep.

The Group Size

Minimum group size for this trip is 2 people to maximum 14 people, the average number is normally 8 people. Ace Holidays provides you 1 lead guide, 1 assistant guide (if the group size is 6 or more), we assign required porters and kitchen staffs for each group.

Acclimitazation

All Ace Holidays' itineraries are planned with a high degree of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Going up at higher altitudes too fast can lead you to AMS. The higher the altitude, the less the oxygen. For example, at an altitude of 5000 m, there is 50% less oxygen. Therefore, your body needs to adapt to an environment, which has less oxygen. So, for a safe trek, it is essential for you to acclimatize. Sensible planning is, therefore, required to minimize the risk of AMS. We advise all our trekkers, who have heart, lungs or blood pressure problems to consult with their doctors before they begin their treks. Mild headaches, fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorders are the symptoms of AMS. Check out our “High Altitude Sickness Page”. Our itineraries are designed to try to prevent AMS as much as possible. But it is important to remember that some trekkers are more vulnerable to AMS than others are.

Guides and Staffs Arrangements

Skilled, experienced, and helpful trek leaders make your trip smooth. Ace Holidays carefully select these leaders on the basis of their appropriate experience, skills and personal aptitudes. With an object of serving local communities, Ace Holidays only employs local staff who have adequate knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, and history of their local regions. The trek, tour, biking and expedition leaders of Ace Holidays have undergone the following trainings:

-Intensive Wilderness First Aid
-Trekking Guide Training
-Eco Trekking Workshop and Adventure Meet
-English Language
-Conservation and Biodiversity
-Rock climbing, Ice Climbing and Mountaineering (for expedition leaders)

Best Seasons

Autumn (September to December) and Spring (February to June) are the best seasons for trekking because the weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. Trekking in Summer or Monsoon (June to Aug) will be affected by rain, but Summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist.

Change on the Itinerary

Your safety is of paramount concern when you travel with Ace Holidays. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of your itinerary if your safety concern arises. Since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that you will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs, according to your plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

Giving to the Local Community

Ace Holidays works closely with local community and is one of the main supporters of Sambhav Nepal, a non-political and non-profit social organization. It also support to the remote villages of Gorkha and to other parts of Nepal through donation. It has sponsorship programs for the underpriviliged, as well as it has various projects.

Donation

Ace Holidays donates a percentage of its business profit on a yearly basis and also supports the ongoing maintenance cost of the local schools and the community-based schools of the Gorkha District.

Sponsorship

One of the major activities of the Sambhav Nepal is the children sponsorship program, which is conducted in full collaboration with Ace Holidays.

Partnership for Volunteering Program

The Arupokhari Volunteer Program, devised by Ace Holidays and Sambhav Nepal, aims to mobilize the teams of experts and interested individuals as an effective and economic measure in providing the human capitals for education, health and community development in Arupokhari village of Gorkha district of western Nepal. For more details, visit Sambhav Nepal's website www.sambhavnepal.org

Equipment and Packing List

The following gives you a general idea of the personal items that you can bring for the trek. The personal items are of individual interests and choices. The most important fact that one should keep on mind is that one should have enough clothes to keep warm from the cold weather of the Himalayas.

In a supported trek, heavy items are carried by porters, mules or yaks and personal belongings like money, water bottle, rain gear, camera, sun cream and toilet paper etc are carried by you. You are also briefed to pack items in two different bags before you start the trek.

Ace Holidays will give you a water proof duffel bag as a gift, which you can use on the trek, and which is carried by your porter. After the trek, the duffel bag is to be kept by yourself. In Kathmandu, you can leave your bag with your non-trek items at the hotel, and you can later collect them after the trek.

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Lower Body

  • Under Garments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
  • Feet

  • Thin, lightweight inner socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
  • Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
  • Upper Body

  • T-shirts
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket *
  • Hands

  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)
  • Accessories

  • Sleeping bag rated to zero DC
  • Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
  • Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry insidetrekbag
  • Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  • Trekking Poles
  • Water bottle (2) or camel bag
  • Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
  • Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)
  • Toiletaries

  • 1 medium sized quick drying towel
  • Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Small mirror
  • Hygeine

  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti bacterial hands wash
  • Extras/Luxuries

  • Binoculars
  • Reading book
  • Trail Map/Guide book
  • Journal & Pen
  • iPod
  • Pencils and small notebooks
  • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble
  • Swimming customs (for Kathmandu)
  • Sleeping Bag and Down Jacket from Ace Holidays

    Ace Holidays provides Sleeping Bag and Down Jackets to its clients during the trek to keep you warm. It should be returned to office after trek. Or you can bring your own if you would like.
  • First Aid Kit

    Please note our guide will also carry the first aid kit bag during the trek. However, we still recommend you to bring your personal first aid kit bag.
  • Additional Information

    If you have any questions and if you wish to discuss any aspects of this trip or your suitability, please visit our FAQs page or contact us.

Please Note: Tight fitting, figure-hugging clothing, such as those made of Lycra can be offensive to the locals, especially to women. If you find these items comfortable then please wear them as a base layer, and please also pack something to wear on top of them.

Ace Holidays states the price per person below when booking minimum of 2 participants. For booking of the single person, there will be supplement charge of USD XXX. Group Discounts of 5 % to 15% is available for booking of 6 or more than 6 people. A group booking of 12 or more people is subjected to a maximum discount with an availability of a free trip to 1 person. You can also customize a trip, according to your requirements.

Small Group Journey - The departure dates currently available to join our fixed group departure

No Fixed Departure Dates are available for this Package.

Private Journey - Customize the Suitable Date for You

Ace Holidays understands that some clients want their adventure trek/trip to be a private affair, so that it would enable them to spend some of their memorable moments with their near and dear ones at their own Schedule. Considering this, Ace Holidays organizes private journeys as well. Please choose your own departure date.

Private Journey

Tailor Made Journey - Itinerary Personalized According to Your Specifications

You can also use this trek as a base for a tailor-made itinerary. For example, you can add on more time exploring the Kathmandu Valley or relaxing in Pokhara, or add some wildlife safaris in Chitwan or Bardia National Parks. You can also adjust the trekking route and add some exciting white water rafting on the Seti, Trisuli or Bhote Koshi River. Please fill in our tailor - made form to discuss your ideas or to get some suggestions from the specialists of Ace Holidays.

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Price Includes
  • Airport/Hotel/Airport pick up & drop by private tourist vehicle.
  • Standard twin sharing accommodation in two to three star hotel in Kathmandu (breakfast included).
  • All your standard Meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).
  • Farewell dinner in traditional Nepali restaurant with cultural program.
  • Accommodation in a tented camp during the trek (On twin Sharing Basis).
  • License holder English speaking trek guide and tour guide.
  • Required numbers of Porter or Mules to carry your luggage in the trek (Ace Holidays assigns one porter for two trekkers).
  • Camping cook and kitchen staffs
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, and medicine for guide, porter, and driver.
  • Trek permits and other expenses related to trekking.
  • Jeep transportations from Kathmandu to Arughat and Public Bus from Beisahar to Kathmandu.
  • Free Ace Holidays duffel bag and sun hat (yours to keep).
  • Sleeping bag and down jacket from ACE Holidays (which need to be returned after the trek).
  • All government taxes, vat, tourist service charges

Price Does Not Include
  • Lunch and dinner cost you roughly USD 10 to USD 15 per day in Kathmandu.
  • Travel insurance, which covers emergency rescue and evacuation. (See Travel Insurance Page)
  • International airfare and airport departure tax (See International Nepal Flights Page).
  • Nepal Entry Visa (You can obtain a visa easily upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying US $ 25 or equivalent Nepalese currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 and US $ 100 respectively. Please bring 2 passport size photos).
  • Personal trekking equipment and clothing
  • Tips for trek guides, tour guides, and porters (Tipping is expected).
  • Any other expense, which is not mentioned in 'Price Includes' section.

Trip Highlights

  • The Confluence of th e Seti River
  • Mountain Ridge Trekking Trail
  • Sandy River Bed .
  • Sringi Himal (7,177 m),
  • Tibetan Culture, Mani stones, and Chortens
  • The Full View of Peak 29, Pungen Glacier, and the Up-close view of Manaslu Mountain
  • The magnificent Views of Himlung Himal (7,126 m), Cheo Himal (6,820 m), Gyagi Kung, Kang Kuru (6,981 m) and Annapurna II (7,937 m).
  • Trekking Trail by the Marshyandi River
  • Larkya La Pass (5, 215 m)
  • Terraced Fields and Remote Villages

How far have you done Manaslu Circuit Trek successfully?

We have 98% successful rate and 100% safety records.

What type of physical fitness does this trip demand?

This trip demands you to be physically fit, but does not demand previous trekking experience. Also, you should participate in running, swimming, and hiking, in addition to one hour of aerobic exercise before you finally make up your mind for the trek. Further, you should develop the habit of walking on the steep valley, rugged terrain, and scree landscapes in your country.

What is the altitude of Larkya La Pass?

5, 215 m

How do I book the trip?

To secure your booking, we require you to fill in and return the final booking form. The word or PDF version of final booking form will be sent to you via e-mail then you can e-mail or fax the complete booking form. In addition, we also require minimum 30% per person deposit to guarantee your place as it enables us to make the pre-arrangements on your behalf. The remaining 70% can be paid when you arrive in Kathmandu. The deposit can be paid by the bank transfer or credit cards (Master, Visa or American Express cards). There will be 4% bank levy for all the payments done by the cards.

What is the weather & temperature like in trekking?

Every trekking trip up to the Himalaya presents its own amazing, unforgettable moments that live forever in the hearts and minds of those brave enough to make the climb. One of the most unpredictable elements of this region is the weather. If you’re not properly prepared for the twists, turns and volatility of the conditions that occur in this breathtaking region, you might find yourself in an uncomfortable and unpleasant situation. Here are some weather basics to help you ensure that you come to the Himalayas, well equipped and with preparation to face anything.

Generally speaking, the nights are much cooler than the daytime in this region. Many first-time trekkers are surprised to learn about the incredible range that may occur in a given day. During the day, the thermometer could reach as high as 25 degrees Celsius, only to dip down as low as -15 degrees Celsius in less than 24 hours. While there’s no way to know exactly what each day in the mountains will bring, the weather and temperature ranges tend to be somewhat predictable based on the months and seasons.

Spring - March / April / May / June
Spring happens to be one of the best times of the year to visit this region. The beautiful clear blue sky can be seen, as well as different species of flowers in the lower altitude.

During springtime, the average temperature is 17 degrees C with a maximum of 25 Degrees Celsius and a minimum of -5 Degrees Celsius in the morning and for areas above 4000 meters at night.

July / August to Mid-September (Monsoon Season)
This season is not really recommended to travel as it rains in the lower altitudes, below 3500 meters. In areas above 4000 meters, it rains sometimes and although it is also sometimes dry, very few people travel during this season. The maximum temperature during the monsoon season averages 28 degrees Celsius during sunny days with a minimum -5 degrees Celsius in the morning and at areas above 4000 meters at night. The average temperature tends to hover around a comfortable 20 degrees Celsius.

Autumn - End of September / October / November
Similar to springtime, autumn is best times to trek. While it lacks the beauty of flowers, the clear blue sky can be seen, including the incredible views from the trail.

Winter - December/January/February
The average temperature during the fall is 10 degrees Celsius with a maximum temp of 15 degrees Celsius during sunny days and a minimum of -15 degrees Celsius in the morning and at night, for areas above 4000 meters altitude.

Regardless of time of year, trekkers should always plan accordingly and bring clothing for both cooler and warmer temps. Layering is always recommended, as are pants that can double as shorts. For a full list of clothing and materials to bring to account for various temperatures and weather changes that can occur in this region, trekkers should work closely with their travel provider. This will ensure that the adventure will be enjoyable no matter what the weather is, and there is every possible scenario to be taken into account.

Does the staff of Ace Holidays come to pick me up?

Yes, they will come to pick you up in a private transportation,

Does this trip run even if I am alone?

We need minimum 2 people to arrange this trip. Price for one person departure will be very high.

Can I obtain the visa for Nepal upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu Nepal?

Yes, you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying USD 25 or equivalent Nepalese currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying USD 40 and USD 100 respectively. Please bring 1 passport size photo

What kinds of food can I expect in trekking?

During the camping our expert cook can prepare specially requested food if you advise. The range of delicious foods, such as pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, 'daal bhat' (rice and lentils), bread, soup, apple pies, pancakes, custard, fresh vegetables, meat items, tea, and coffee. In some special case, you will have similar fare to teahouses. You can eat as much as you like. If you have any special dietary requirements, please advise us in advance so that we can make the necessary arrangements.

Does the guide of Ace Holidays have trekking guide certificates from the Hotel Management and Tourism Center? Have they received the first aid training?

Yes, they have all received 45 days trekking guide certificates from the Hotel Management and Tourism Center of Kathmandu. They have also received high altitude first aid training from KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Education Project).

What safety equipment do your guides carry during the trek in order to deal with sickness and accidents?

The guides of Ace Holidays carry first aid kit bags and mobiles during the trek. Guides also carry satellites phones while trekking in remote areas, which are out of reach of telecommunication. They are well trained to deal with altitude mountain sickness, as well.

Is there any communication facility during trekking?

Yes. There is, for examples, there are telephones in some villages, from where, you can make international calls. We will provide a Satellite phone for this trek to use in case of emergency.

Is there toilet along the trail? Is it exactly like Kilimanjaro or can I do wherever there is a privacy?

You can use the toilets in bush/behind the rock and whenever there is some privacy.

Can I add extra days to my trekking trip?

Yes. You can. If you want to extend your trip, then please inform to the operation manager of Ace Holidays

Is Drining water provided?

YES our kitchen team will provide you boiled and purified water to drink, during the trek.

I am a Vegetarian, is that a problem?

No problem at all. We always suggest our clients to eat vegetables in the mountain because the non-vegetarian meals are not really that hygienic to eat.

What is the temperature rating of the sleeping bag that you have?

The temperature rating of the sleeping bags we provide are about -10 deg C, we can provide liner or extra blanket if the sleeping bag is not warm enough for you.

Do you use yaks/porters in the trek, or do I have to carry all of my gears by myself?

Yes, Ace Holidays uses yaks, mules or porters in the trek, and you have to carry all your personal belongings, such as camera, water bottle, sunscreen cream, etc in your daypack by yourself.

What type of accommodation do I get in Kathmandu and during the trek?

Accommodation includes shared rooms in Two to Three Star Hotels in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast. During trek, accommodation includes tented camp. You may bring your own sleeping bag but Ace Holidays provides sleeping bag and down jacket when required which must be returned after the trip

What are the kinds of transportation that Ace Holidays use?

Ace Holidays uses different kinds of transportations, depending on the nature of the travel. It provides the transportation to and from the destination. And the transportation includes from domestic airlines to a local bus, from helicopter to yaks or mules, and from an air – conditioned private vehicle to a tourist bus and local bus. Ace Holidays provides you only those options, which enhance your local experience, and which allow you to travel comfortably and efficiently in Kathmandu and to other places of Nepal.

Will there be a place to store items/clothing not required for the trek?

The hotel we provide in Kathmandu includes the free storage services. So you can leave all your items that are not required for the trekking at your hotel.

Is Ace Holidays' staff insured?

Yes, the trek guides, tour guides, cooks, drivers, and porters are insured completely. They have health insurance, altitude mountain sickness insurance, life insurance, accident insurance, and casulty insurance.

How much should I tip to my guide and porters?

Ace Holidays recommends you to tip about 10% to 15% of the total trip cost to the guides and porters (60% to the guide and 40% to the porters). The tip should reflect the level of satisfaction

I would like to extend my holiday, any recommendations.

Yes, you have plenty of options and choices to extend your holiday before or after trekking. For more information, please check our special trips in this website.

Do I need to book my international flight ticket to and from Nepal by myself?

Yes, you should book your International flight ticket by yourself because Ace Holidays is a local agent, and it would cost you significantly higher, if you book through us.

What vaccination will I need?

Vaccaination is not complusory, but it is better if you vaccinate against diphtheria, hepatitis, malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. Ace Holidays would like to know your blood group because it is important in case of emergency. Please tell Ace Holidays if you are suffering from any disease.

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