Manaslu Circuit Trek is a thrilling journey that encircles the eighth highest mountain in the world “Mount Manaslu”. As a restricted area trek, it requires a special permit and is less crowded, allowing for a more immersive and off-the-beaten-path experience. This trip offers trekkers stunning views of Himalayan peaks, diverse landscapes, and authentic local culture. The route takes you through remote villages, lush forests, and high mountain passes, providing a perfect blend of adventure and tranquility.
Manaslu Circuit Trek is less crowed and alternative trekking route of the more crowed Annapurna Circuit Trek. It is located in the western part of Nepal, near the Annapurna region and close to the Tibet border. The route is famous for its wonderful natural beauty and cultural richness. This trek has all the features of wilderness trekking in Nepal that includes both Hindu and Buddhist culture, wildlife, rhododendron forest, wildflower, deep valley, raging rivers, and spectacular mountain scenery.
Manaslu Circuit Trek offers the magnificent views of the Mountains like mount Manaslu (8,163m), Himal Chuli (7,890m), Ngadi Chuli (7,870m), Baudha Himal (6,670m), Sringi Himal (7,155m), Larkey Peak (6,250m), Himlung Himal (7,126m), Annapurna “II” (7,837m), Lamjung Himal (6,980m), Ganesh Himal (7,422m) and many others snow peak.
It takes around 12 to 18 days to complete the Manaslu Circuit Trek. The trekking route starts balmy at an altitude of 800 m, rises to 5,160 m at the highest point. The Highest point is called Larkya La Pass and drops down in next valley. This significant change in altitude and climatic zone makes the Manaslu circuit trek, one of the most diverse treks in the world. Trekking to the Manaslu circuit opened in 1991 it is an opportunity that only few travelers get to have every year because the region is a restricted area in Nepal that requires a special permit to enter. Also the guide is mandatory from a registered trekking company and must need two trekkers in the group (not including the guide and porter). So the region is one of the most preserved regions in Nepal where people still follow ancient culture and tradition.
The trail will traverse through an ancient salt trading route of Tibet, crossing Budi Gandaki, a long and tough gorge that cuts its way through vast mountains, and discover the splendor of pine, rhododendron, and bamboo forest. The Manaslu circuit trail is getting popularity, so there is a profusion of tea houses and lodges at the everyday stage of the trek so you don’t have to carry a tent and food. Camping is required if you are following the off-beaten tracks. The unhindered view of the Manaslu range and close insight into the highland tribe are the major highlights of the Manaslu Circuit Trek. In terms of difficulty, it is more similar to the Annapurna Circuit Trek and Everest Base Camp Trek. So you need physical strength and stamina to accomplish the trail. Manaslu Circuit Trekking is possible to conduct throughout the year however March-May and the last week of September to mid-December are considered the best season for the trail. It is also possible to trek in winter but you must check the availability of the tea-house beforehand.
The Manaslu Trek starts from the Soti Khola after a scenic drive from Kathmandu and heads up to your destinations through beautiful forests, farmland terrace, steep ridges, local settlement and suspension bridges. You will reach Jugat on your third trekking day to enter the Manaslu Conservation Area. There is a permit check post, after checking your trekking permits, the trails again heads up to upper Manaslu Valley through Philim, Deng, Namrung, Lho and get Samagaun. You have a long distance to reach the Samagaun, so you will have 2 nights there for rest, exploration and acclamations. After exploring the Samagaun village, there are some interesting places to visit such as Manaslu Base Camp, Birendra Lake and Pungyen Monastery.
After resting and exploring at Samagaun, we head our journey to Samdo for overnight stay and the next day in force to reach Dharamsala (Larkey Phedi). The journey will be enjoyable with observing the mountain views, barren highland, alpine birch and juniper forest.
Next day from the Larkey Phedi, we will complete our mission by crossing the Larkya La Pass. This is the highest elevation and tough day of our trek. From the pass, you can enjoy the views of Surroundings Mountain and descend to Bhimthang through the glacier, moraine, frozen lake and several yak pastures.
After reaching the Bhimthang, the next day the trail drops down to Tilche village for overnight stay through dense pine forests and Ghoa village. Next day you will trek 2 hours to Dharapani and catch a vehicle to reach Kathmandu.
Manaslu Region is a restricted area as per the rule and regulations of the Nepal Government due to protect the nature and culture. Therefore, the government has made it compulsory to have a guide for Manaslu Circuit Trek. That means you must hire a guide through a registered trekking agency and have at least two members in one group excluding the guide to issue the trekking permits for the Manaslu region trek. We also welcome the solo trekkers in Nepal but cannot organize for Manaslu Circuit Trek. It means the minimum needs 2 people and maximum 10 people or more in a group. If there are more people in one group, you can get more discounts but if we collect the people in a group, you will not get a discount.
If you are planning a trek to Manaslu Circuit, you have to choose the best time and season to explore the wonderful Manaslu region. All the trekkers have derived the common question, "when is the best time to Manaslu Circuit Trek” before planning the trip. So, you must know the best time to easily complete the Manaslu Circuit Trek. The best time provides you with an excellent trekking experience in travel life. Generally, trekking to a high altitude area is not an easy walk every month of the year because it is difficult to know the weather, temperature and direction above 3500 meters from sea level. The weather is quickly changeable during the summer and winter season in the mountain region, which makes it terrible to get to the target on time due to landslides and snow falls.
There are two main trekking seasons for Manaslu Region. Autumn trekking season (September to November) and spring trekking season (March to May) are the best trekking seasons in Nepal including Manaslu Circuit Trek. Even though the beginning of September to the end of November and March to May months are very good times for the Manaslu Circuit Trek because the weather is favorable for walking and the skies are clear to offer the magnificent views of the surrounding mountain. The temperature is suitable and ranges from 1 to 20 degrees Celsius which is perfect temperature and can drop to -8 in the night time. So, the weather is perfectly sunny and warm with wonderful mountain views, clean air and no rain and snow compared with other trekking seasons.
If you want and wish to avoid crowds and enjoy some alone time with nature and culture, you can do this trip during the winter (January and February) but you may face some potential hazard like the trails may be covered by snow, which makes it challenging to find the right target as well as raise risk of avalanches.
You can do trek in the summer season (June to August) but not good visibility due to rain but the best time for nature lovers. Summer season is also called the monsoon season in Nepal because it usually has heavy rainfall in the region. Heavy rainfall makes trails muddy and slippery and increased risk of landslides
That’s why you have to choose the best season for Manaslu Circuit Trekking depending on your Vacations.
Manaslu circuit Trekking difficulty level is moderate and challenging, so it requires good physical fitness, good health condition and has to be able to walk 6-8 hours a day. It is not a challenging trekking route compared with other trekking routes. There is one popular pass, which is called Larkey Pass (5106m). Larkey Pass is the highest point of the Manaslu Circuit Trek. That is the challenging part of the trek but it is highly recommended you pack and bring suitable warm clothing, appropriate trekking gear and hire an experienced trekking guide to easily complete the Manaslu Circuit Trek.
The trekking trails are rocky and steps in the forest which makes it difficult to walk in a few places. The walking distance also depends on your fitness level, the terrain, elevations and destination. Normally the walking hours range is 4 to 8 hours a day during the Manaslu Circuit Trek. Our guide manages the tea-house for accommodation, resting place of rest, acclimatization day to manage, high altitude, slow walk, and short easy steps to easily complete the Manaslu Circuit Trek without any stress.
The Manaslu Region hiking is the best trekking location in Nepal's Himalayas, with a diverse selection of treks. In comparison to Annapurna Hiking and Everest Trekking, it is a distant and off-the-beaten-path trekking trail. During the Manaslu Circuit Trek, there is a popular high pass (Larke-La 5160 m) to descend into the Annapurna region, as well as an opportunity to see the unique mountain vistas, wonderful landscape, rivers, streams, beautiful terrace rice fields, green forest, wildlife, the local village with their lifestyle and religion, popular old monasteries, Glacier, and glacial Lake. The Manaslu Circuit Treks take you around the Massif Mountains, passing via Mt. Manaslu (8163 meters), Mt. Ngadi Chuli (7871 meters), Mt. Himal Chuli (7893 meters), and many other snow-capped peaks.
Trekking in Nepal with High Pass Adventure means a lot. It means friendship, fun, convenience, adventure and above all the security and safety we bring. Our long experience in Nepal and true dedication guarantee your vacation is well thought out and planned to make the most beautiful journey of your lifetime. We are flexible for create a suitable itinerary and offer a great combination of a quality hotel, small group size trip, family tour, solo trekking, honeymoon trip, and group trekking. Also, our guides have general knowledge about first aid kits and long years of experience in the trekking fields and hire strong porters for supporting carry the luggage.
Hence, your trekking in Nepal is led by our professional and experienced trekking guide who are joining you from airport to airport and our strong porter will carry 2 trekkers’ bags (maximum 30 kg).
Sometimes becomes problems like weather conditions, local political issues, transportation, or other factors are beyond our control. It might be a change in the itinerary. However, it is very unlikely that the itinerary would be considerably changed. If alterations are necessary, the Guide and Trekking leader will decide what the best options are. You can talk and decide to take into the best happiness of the whole group. Where a change does suggest itself, we try to do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot take responsibility for the results of changes or delays. Our trekking staffs are experienced and professional and try to solve all problems during the trekking.
High Pass Adventure Pvt. Ltd. welcomes you in Nepal at the airport outside the baggage hall of the Tribhuvan international airport (TIA). Our person will take you to your hotel in Kathmandu from the airport. Check into the hotel, rest and fresh up and be ready for the meeting with your programs in our trekking office.
After enjoying the first breakfast in Nepal, you’ll get ready for the tour of the UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu with a well-experienced guide. You will be visiting Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, and Boudhanath,which are the 4 out of 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley. The tour begins with a ride in a private vehicle followed by a walk. You’ll get to explore the fascinating insights of Buddhism and Hinduism’s ancient art and historical architecture, lifestyle, and culture of the people of Kathmandu Valley. After this tour, you will visit the office and finalize your trekking clothing and gear.
After Breakfast in the Kathmandu hotel, we leave for the Arughat-Sotikhola, about 8-9 hours by bus or a private jeep through the beautiful landscape and bumpy roads.
The trek starts at Khorla Besi through Khorsane settlement, Saal forest, and Machhakhola. The trekking trail is very easy, following the well-constructed road along the riverside. We will walk and enjoy pleasant views of the surrounding jungle, occasional waterfalls, and a suspension bridge adding the best to the hike.
The trekking trail leads to Jagat through Tatopani, Dovan, Bklebhatti, Yaruphat, and lower Jagat. We will be able to see the small natural hot spring at Tatopani and after crossing the few bridges of Budi Gandaki River and we will be able to observe the culture and lifestyle of the local people. Jagat is the entry point of the Manaslu Conservation area and on to the scenic village of Jagat and its rugged setting and narrow paved lanes.
Our trekking day starts with a walk through subtropical rainforest and a series of small local villages such as Salleri, Philim, and Eklebhatti. These villages are beautiful settings with the terraced field. You will get a chance to see big Sringi Mountain before reaching Philim Village and crossing a suspension bridge along the way. Furthermore, the trail arrives at the junction of Tsum Valley and Larke La Trek and heads northwest to Deng through a green bamboo forest.
It’s a perfect trekking day because we will see the first real views of the major mountains like Sringi Himal, Ganesh Himal, Kutang Himal, and other peaks. Also, we will observe the real highland people’s culture and lifestyle and different landscapes.
From Namrung, the trekking trail climbs up a bit and passes through the green forest to Lihi village which is popular for its Chortens, Barley Terraces, and apple farm. After crossing the village we get to the Sho village and reach the Lho Village. After our half-day hike to Lho, there will be plenty of time left over to observe the gorgeous views of Manaslu and a few snow peaks and visit Rebung Gompa on the hillside of the Lho Village.
After a two hour hike up, we will cross the Shyala village through the pine forest and continue heading to reach Sama village. Shyala village is a fantastic place to see the spectacular vistas of Manaslu, north Manaslu, Himal Chuli, Nadi Chuli, Naike peak, Kutang Himal, and Pangbuche Himal. The day has a quite small hike time for the Sama Village and leaves enough time for the visit of Monasteries and Birendra Lake.
When we get above 3,000 m in height, we need to rest and acclimatize to the increasing altitudes. The main attractions of that day are Pungyen Gompa, Manaslu Base camp, and a short hike to Birendra Lake. We can also decide about exploring those areas.
The day is a bit easy to hike to Samdo Village but it is difficult due to the significant increase in altitude. The trekking trail follows the Budi Gandaki River through an alpine forest to the suspension bridge of the river. After crossing the bridge, the trail continues heading to Samdo. The places are a bit windy and we can observe some Himalayan views.
We start our trip by crossing a suspension bridge over Budhi Gandaki River and begin a hike up to the northwest in Larke bazaar. There used to be a successful market in the past but nothing remains nowadays. We may feel some difficulties in breathing due to the shortage of oxygen in the areas because of the high altitude of Larke Phedi through the juniper forest. This day consists of a short walk to Larke Phedi and provides enough time for acclimatization for the further trek
This day entails a challenging tough walk over the Larkya pass at a spectacular 5160 m altitude. From Larkya Phedi, we must cross a glacial moraine and past frozen lakes to make the way to the pass. It takes approximately 4-5 hours to get to this pass but we will walk slowly and listen to our bodies. As we gain altitude some may feel nauseous or suffer from headaches. From here you can see unbelievably amazing views of Himlung Himal (7,126 m), Cheo Himal (6,820 m), Gyaji Kung (7,030m), Kang Guru (6,981 m), and Annapurna II (7937 m). From the top trekking trail, we drop down to Bhimthang along a steep gorge. This day entails a longer and tougher walk than the other days until we reach the guesthouse.
After breakfast with the splendid views of the mountains, we descend towards a high pasture and gradually leave behind the alpine climate through familiar pine and Rhododendron forest. We also can get a chance to see wildlife and birds before reaching Tilche village.
We will leave the beautiful Gurung village in Tilche and cross a suspension bridge over Dudh Khola then follow the lower valley to Dharapani. Dharapani is the checkpoint of the Manaslu circuit trek permit and Annapurna circuit trek permit. After our permit gets checked, we take a jeep or bus to Besisahar for about a 3-4 hours drive and we will spend the last night of the trek there.
After having breakfast at Besisahar we drive along the banks of Marsyangdi and Trishuli River witnessing the beautiful scenery of rice fields, terraced farms, valleys, and refreshing views of the hilly areas and mountains. After a 5 hour drive, we reach Kathmandu where we will spend the last night of the journey in Nepal.
This is the last day of your trip to Nepal. One of our High Pass Adventure staff will take you to Kathmandu International Airport for your flight departure time. If you wish to take an extra trip to Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan, and India, High Pass Adventure will help you for your next trip and adventure activities.
High Pass Adventure have working best guide and porter for the trekking. We are providing an excellence service to our customer. All our costs are net and very clear on cost include-excludes. We have paid best salary to Trekking, Tour guide and porter which is more than government fixed amount. Our entire customers are satisfied from our service. For the more details please feel free to contact us.
Booking and payment process for the trek is a very easy system with us. After choosing the trip, please click the booking form for the final trip booking and reserve the trip date. The payment process requires you to deposit 15% of the full trip cost in advance by bank transfer or western union and the remaining cost you can pay after arriving in Kathmandu.
Yes, you can easily get an arrival visa at the airport but you have to fill up the online visa form before arriving at the entry point with all your information. You have to have a valid passport for six months and need 3 / 4 PP size pictures and they accept the following currency such as Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen to pay the visa charge. The visa charge is $30 for 15 days, $50 for 30 days and $125 for 90 days. For all information click this our website.
After issuing the Nepal visa, you will exit the airport terminal building. There will be our staff holding your name and our company name (High Pass Adventure) display board. You can easily find him and he will welcome you. Then, he will be guiding you to bring the hotel by private vehicle and help you check in.
If incase you don’t find him or get any difficult, you can make a call in these numbers, +9779-841142217 (Purna), +977-9841044533 (Sundar) or +977- 9851132128 (Ganesh). We can immediately help you as soon as possible.
Please be aware of unknown people because they may offer to help you with your luggage or transportation and charge high costs. So, be careful with them and wait for our staff to pick you up.
There are many types of hotels around Thamel in Kathmandu. We will arrange the best accommodation as per your requirements. Or, we can suggest you with a selection of luxurious hotel options to choose from you and assist to reserve the accommodation.
Can I choose my own departure date for Manaslu Circuit Trek?
Yes, you can choose your own departure date on your suitable holiday but it requires a minimum of 2 people. We have also fixed the departure date to Manaslu Circuit Trek but that might not match on your holiday program. So that we help to create the best private itinerary on your own time frame.
Yes, you can pay by either credit card or cash. We recommend you to pay in cash for the remaining trip balance because the payment by credit card charges you 4 % extra service charge by bank.
If you want to cancel the trip and refund the advanced fund, these policies are very clear and simple. First, you have to send us an email about trip cancellation and then we process the cancellation of your hotel and guide. About the refunds, 15% of the advance deposit that was your booking confirms the trip, it will be considered a cancellation fee. That’s why, you can postpone the trip to a later date or recommend to others friends or family to use this fund.
There are two best seasons for trekking to Manaslu Circuit Trek. These are the autumn season (September to December) and spring season (March to May). So, the best time to go on the Manaslu Circuit Trek is during the spring and autumn. These both seasons offer unbelievable chances to experience the natural beauty, cultural richness and enjoyable weather.
Manaslu Circuit trek is very safe during the spring and autumn season with our experienced trekking guide. We (high pass adventure teams) guarantee clients safety and security by preparing necessary trekking gear to face any condition of risk. Manaslu Circuit is not safe due to rainfall in summer and snowfall in winter season. At that time the trekking trail will be slippery and icy due to landslides and avalanches. High Pass Adventure is always with you to assist all emergencies during the Manaslu Circuit Trek.
Yes, you need travel insurance for Nepal trekking because it is compulsory. You have to make sure that it should cover the highest elevation of your trek for the emergency evacuation. If you need to recommend travel insurance companies, please check out the recommended list of the travel insurance companies.
Yes, the trekking insurance of the guides and porters are necessary during the trekking in Nepal. So all staff of High Pass Adventure have life insurance for trekking in Nepal. Furthermore, the daily wage, Meals, accommodation, insurance and required equipment cost are also included in your total cost.
It means a lot to choose High Pass Adventure because of our many years of experience operating the trekking in Nepal with best service to clients. Our guides also provide the best service and they bring friendship, fun, convenience, adventure, and most importantly safety. We have clear transparency for the cost with service. We have a 99% success rate from all trips in Nepal, and many repeat clients.
The difficulty level of the Manaslu Circuit Trek is moderate and challenging because you have to walk uphill and downhill in the higher elevation, also you have to cross Larkey (5200m) Pass which makes it tough to walk. Our guide manages the tea-house for accommodation, resting place of rest, acclimatization day to manage high altitude, slow walk, and short easy steps to complete the trip without any stress.
The weather condition of Manaslu region is dependent on different seasons. Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) are the best weather conditions with milder temperatures for Manaslu Trekking. Summer (June to August) season is not recommended for Manaslu trekking due to the rain. The rain makes walking difficult and we have to face some potential hazards. Winter (December to February) season is also not a good season due to heavy snowfall around the higher elevation. That makes it difficult to cross the Larkey Pass.
Yes, you can buy or hire all the trekking gear in Kathmandu. There are many shops offering the best price of trekking gear, sell and rent. We can assist to show the best shopping center to buy the trekking and climbing gear in Thamel.
5200 meters high is the highest point of the Manaslu Circuit Trek. It is a Larkey Pass top, which is the wonderful and best view point of surrounding mountains.
The height of Manaslu Base Camp is 4,800 meters above sea level. This is the starting point for climbers to summit Mount Manaslu.
The cost of the Manaslu Circuit Trek depends on group size and your preference. The 16 nights 17 days trip from arrival and departure date to Manaslu Circuit trekking package cost can range from USD 800 to 1600 per person.
It depends on your trekking package like you are doing package trek or just hiring a guide through a trekking agency. So, if you are doing a package trek with a trekking agency, you do not have to carry much cash but you do have to carry a few of cash for your personal expenses. We advise you to carry cash approximately USD $ 25 to $35 per day. It can cover your personal expenses such as Wi-Fi, bottled water, charging mobile phones and cameras and hot showers in a few places.
Yes, all trekkers need permits to enter the Manaslu Region because the route is a restricted area as per the rule and regulations of the Nepal Government. So you have to need a special Manaslu trek permit, Trekkers’ Information Management Systems (TIMS) fees, Manaslu Conservation Area Project entrance fees, Annapurna Conservation Area Project entrance fees.
Manaslu Circuit Trek does not require technical climbing skills so you don’t need special training for trekking. But, we highly recommend having good physical fitness and preparation to easily complete the Manaslu Circuit Trek. Normal walking, day hiking, running, biking, jogging, swimming practices are beneficial in preparing for the Manaslu Circuit Trek.
There are tea houses and lodges available for accommodation with basic twin sharing. The room may have a basic bed with mattress, blanket and pillow. So, I recommend bringing a sleeping bag for warmth and comfort especially at higher altitude. Toilet and bathroom (shower) are the limit in the teahouses, so we have to share with other groups.
The teahouses usually offer a variety of local and international dishes but option will be limit compared with cities. You may get local dishes such as chapati, rice (Dal Bhat), potato item, tsampa porridge, Tibetan bread, Sherpa stew, Momo (dumplings), Tenduk, noodles, thukpa etc.
The weight limit for porters is normally set by the Government of Nepal, local authorities and trekking associations of Nepal. Local porters can carry more than 50 kg but maximum luggage weight for the trekking porter is 30 kg during the Nepal trekking including Manaslu Circuit Trek.
Yes, you should bring advisable and basic medicines for the Nepal trek including Manaslu Circuit trek because the remote of the trekking routes where there is not enough medical facilities.
If you have any allergies, it is important to ask with a healthcare or medicine specialist to consult about your detailed needs. They can advise you to take basic medicine depending on your health and trekking altitude.
High Altitude Sickness is also known as Acute Mountain Sickness. It is a common anxiety during the trekking to higher altitude. It is not possible to completely remove the risk of altitude sickness but you can follow these below rules for prevention.
The duration of the Manaslu Circuit trek depends on your reference such as itinerary, trekking place, trekking route, extra days for acclimatization. Anyway, the most famous route from Kathmandu to Kathmandu takes 14 days to complete the Manaslu Circuit Trek and needs 2 days extra for your arrival and departure from/to your home.
The internet service is available at all tea houses along the way of Manaslu Circuit Trek but you have to pay extra fees. We advise you to not expect internet access for communication during the trek because the internet does not work fast. There are also mobile phone network services along the way to Manaslu trek but no strong network connection to the whole area to use the data. Our guide helps you to communicate with your family, friends or colleagues.
Yes, you can charge all your electronics in a lodge but you have to pay an extra cost. Sometimes it is difficult to get a charging place and power during the busy trekking season especially in higher places. So we recommend you to bring your power bank to charge your mobile and camera.
It is a pretty busy trail to the Manaslu Circuit in spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. At that period, there will be many trekkers, porters, yaks and donkeys along the trails.
The walking distance depends on your fitness level, the terrain, elevations and destination. Normally the walking hours range is 4 to 10 hours a day during the Manaslu Circuit trek.
Yes, you need to carry a bottle for the Manaslu Circuit Trek because you have to buy water or refill your bottle from a natural spring or water tap. If you want to buy drinking water, the cost is 100 to 500 Nepali rupees per bottle. So we recommend you to use the water purification tablets or drops for drinking water during the Manaslu Circuit Trek.
Guide and porter are expecting the tipping and they appreciate it after receiving it. Porter and guides are part of the hero to successfully complete the trek and your tipping is a compulsory to appreciate their service to you.
Between China's Tibet Autonomous Region and India, Nepal is a landlocked Himalayan nation. It has eight of the top ten mountains in the world, including Mount Everest. There are numerous points from China and India where one can enter Nepal by land. Tourist visas for Nepal are available on arrival at all Indian and Chinese borders if you are traveling there by land. There are numerous foreign airlines providing nonstop connecting flights to Nepal if you're arriving by air. Nepal Airlines, Turkish Air, Thai Airways, Gulf Air, Qatar Air, Jet Airways, Air India, Biman Bangladesh, Lufthansa, Oman Air, Travel Dubai, Air Arabia, and Air China are a few of the well-known airlines that fly to Nepal. From China or India, one can also go overland. Please check your flight and get in touch with us before arriving in Nepal. At the airport in Nepal, you can easily obtain a on arrival visa.
Except for Indian passport holders, all foreign visitors to Nepal need a visa; however, you must have a passport with a six-month validity date in order to apply for a tourist visa. At the Tribhuvan International Airport and the Chinese-Indian border in Tibet, visas are available on arrival. To apply for a visa to enter Nepal, you must have a color photograph in PP size. Please click this link for more details about Visa Information.
If you're seeking for the best foreign exchange rates and locations in Nepal, you may easily exchange the majority of your foreign currency at a local bank or authorized money exchange facility in a well-known tourist destination. The Nepal Rastra Bank controls all exchange rates (Center Bank of Nepal). You can exchange small amounts of money at the hotel if you want to. Because our banks will not take dirty or old notes, kindly bring clean and fresh notes.
In order to avoid the time-consuming processes associated with cards and traveler's checks, Nepalese people typically prefer cash in hotels, restaurants, shopping malls, and other locations. You can use an ATM to get cash (in Nepali Rupees) if you have a credit or debit card. In the main tourist city, there are a number of ATM counters with 24-hour service. If you use a card, the maximum withdrawal amount is between 30,000 and 35,000 rupees at once, plus a processing fee of 500 rupees.
You must convert your money in Kathmandu or Pokhara before the hike because the majority of trekking routes do not offer a facility for international currency exchange. Additionally, inquire about the amount of money required for a Himalayan trek from your trekking operator or guide.
When traveling in Nepal, safety and security are crucial issues to consider both on the way to in and out. We are here for you at all times, and we promise to provide the greatest service to all of our cherished clients. Our guides have extensive training in the field of trekking and broad understanding of first aid items. Because it rises more than 4000 m above sea level, it is essential for hiking in Nepal. Because health is crucial, if a trekker becomes ill from the high altitude, our knowledgeable guide discusses the necessary medications and decides to continue the trek while organizing the emergency rescue.
You must be cautious when hiking trails pass one other because they are not wide enough to do so. During the busiest trekking season, there are lots of porters, yaks, mules, and Jokpe along the trail. You must stay on the safe side if you encounter them on a bridge or in a confined space because otherwise they may force you over the edge.
For a healthy body while traveling and staying hydrated, clean water is essential. It will be the most effective method of completing the Himalayan journey. If not, getting sick and having diarrhea is simple. Almost everywhere during the Nepalese tea house trip, but not during the camping trek, sells bottled water. Unfortunately, bottled water is very pricey.
Please bring good water bottles (for boiling water) and water purification tablets or water filter bottles since plastic bottles are detrimental for the environment. Reusable water bottles are a good idea because they help keep the mountain clean. If you are concerned about finding a typical water tap to fill up your bottles in the trekking region of Nepal, they are very simple to locate. It can be found in rivers, streams, and lodges.
Nepal hiking tours: The difficulty levels of the Himalayas range from easy to tough. As a result of the Himalayan climate changing, there is a risk of high altitude and potential mishap.
Trekking in the Nepalese Himalayas demands practical trekking abilities at high altitudes (above 4,000 meters), so travel insurance is essential. If an accident occurs during a trip and requires medical attention or evacuation, the cost of returning to a city and receiving treatment may be significant. Therefore, you must ensure that your insurance covers the price of an air ambulance, medical care, and any risks associated with travel, such as delayed flights and lost, stolen, damaged, or missing baggage. Your complete itinerary while visiting Nepal should be covered by your insurance policy. Make sure your insurance policy covers hikes higher than 5,500 meters. If not, you will be responsible for all unforeseen costs associated with your trek through Nepal.
All trekkers must send a copy of their certificate from their comprehensive travel insurance policy to High Pass Adventure as part of the booking process for trekking and climbing in Nepal.
Mountain sickness is another name for high altitude sickness. You must be aware of high altitude sickness symptoms since they arise rapidly if you hike or ascend to a higher elevation. Here are some details if you're curious as to why it occurs. The air pressure is the main cause of altitude sickness. Your body needs time to adapt to the shift in air pressure when you travel to higher elevations since the air pressure decreases and there is less oxygen present. According to doctors, If you are at sea level, it begins at 8,000 feet (2400 meters).
There are three types of altitude sickness:
Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS): it is very common and symptoms feel like a tiredness, dizzy, headache, thirsty, muscle aches, nausea
High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE): it is effect in the lungs, which can be very dangerous and hard to do life threatening
High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE): it is effective in the brain and most difficult to treat and you need to go to hospital attention the right way.
Following are the causes of high altitude sickness:
Generally living near sea level and travel to a high elevation
Had the sickness before
Not being acclimatized to the altitude
Drinking alcohol when you ascend
Medical problems of heart, nervous or lungs
These symptoms will appear depending on your speed to climb and how hard you push. Symptoms range from normal to serious. They can affect the nervous system, lungs, muscles, and heart.
Here are symptoms of High Altitude Sickness:
Loss of appetite
Nausea or vomiting
Rapid Pulse (Heart Rate)
Short breath with action
Blue color of skin or gray soft skin
Chest tightness or blocking
Dry cough or coughing with blood
Cannot walk in a straight line
Important keys to preventing of High Altitude Sickness are:
Climb the mountain gradually.
Stop every 2,000 feet (600 meters) of climb above 8,000 feet (2,400 meters) and one or two nights sleep there.
Sleep at a lower altitude when possible.
Make sure that you have the ability to quickly descend if needed.
Learn how to recognize early symptoms of mountain sickness.
If you plan on climbing quickly, or climbing to a high altitude, ask your provider about medicines that may help.
If you are at risk for a low red blood cell count (anemia), ask your provider if your planned trip is safe. Also ask if an iron supplement is right for you. Anemia lowers the amount of oxygen in your blood. This makes you more likely to have mountain sickness.
5) While climbing, you should follow these rules:
Drink plenty of water
Take it easy
Do not drink alcohol.
Eat regular meals that are high in carbohydrates.
Sleep lower elevation
Take a medication (diomax) according to doctor
Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP) is a protected area of Nepal and is located in the north center of Nepal it covers 1663 square Km in the Mansiri Himalayan range in the Gorkha District. It has established in 2055 B.S. (1998 A.D.). It is bounded by the Tibet border in the north and east, the Budi Gandaki River in the south, and the Annapurna Conservation area is the west border. The area took in mountains, glaciers, water sources, and forest in an elevation from 1400 m to 8,156 at the mount Manaslu
This project was initiated by National Trust for Nature Conservation (the king Mahendra Trust for Nature Conservation) a non-government organization and donated by many international trusts. Nowadays, this project is conserved by National Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC) and the local people community from the local area.
This conservation is worthy of flora and fauna because this conservation is home to 33 species of mammals including Barking Deer, Musk Deer, Snow Leopard, Leopard, Blue Sheep, Himalayan Thar, and Black Beers as well as over 100 species of birds, three species of reptiles, four species of frogs and over 1500 to 2000 species of flower and plant.
If you are wondering to get into the Manaslu region from Kathmandu, there is little information to enter the Manaslu Region. Gorkha Bazaar and Arughat is the starting point to enter the region. There is easily accessible from Kathmandu by public bus or private vehicles. It is in North West part and about 140 km far from Kathmandu. It takes approximately 6-7 hours by vehicles to reach out there. Even though Trekking Itineraries are always flexible because there are many starting and ending places, it may take a little more or less than that. The road condition is quite smooth with the blacktop covered until Taribesi. There was a rough road between Dhading Besi to Taribesi. From Tari Besi to Arughat road is still rough. That section would be tough during the rainy season. Manaslu Region Trekking is not allowed to do individually, it means you have to book with a registered trekking company in Kathmandu. So, the trekking company arranges your private jeep or public bus depending on your trekking package services
Manaslu Region is situated in Manaslu Conversation Area. It is opened for trekking in 1991 A.D. and remote sector with simple accommodation. Manaslu Region is a protected area by Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP) and the government of Nepal controls all trekking activities. So you will need permission to trek in this region.
Manaslu Region is also a restricted trekking destination in Nepal. The permit cost of Manaslu region trekking depends on the number of days and months as well as you will need different kinds of permits issued by the Government of Nepal.
Manaslu Circuit Trek permit cost: USD 100 for the first seven days and an additional USD 15 each day from September to November.
Manaslu Circuit Trek permit cost: USD 75 for the first seven days and an additional USD 10 each day from December to August.
Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP) entrance fees
SAARC Nationals' entry fee is 200 Nepali Rupees per person and per person 3000 Nepali Rupees for others Nationals.
Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) entrance fee for the Manaslu Circuit Trek is:
SAARC Nationals' entry fee is 200 Nepali Rupees per person and per person 3000 Nepali Rupees for others Nationals.
Tsum Valley Trek Permits cost USD 40 first seven days and an additional USD 7 each day from September to November.
Tsum Valley Trek Permits cost USD 30 first seven days and an additional USD 7 each day from December to August.
All of these permits are compulsory for your trek to Manaslu Region and your Trekking agency helps to issue all trekking permits.
Manaslu Region is getting more popularity day by day similar to Everest, Annapurna, and Langtang Trekking but still a remote and rural area which makes the costs of goods more expensive than other areas. There are basic and limited accommodations and restaurants along the trekking trail but every year increasing new houses and add rooms for trekkers. Food and accommodation price are increases if you go higher and the food and accommodation in the Manaslu region are expensive due to transportation but still cheaper than in the Everest region.
Normally, lodges have basic private rooms (2 beds in one room) for customers with sharing an indoor bathroom. Every lodge has a food menu and food items are almost the same. We strongly recommended the typical Nepali dish “Dal-Bhat” (boiled rice, vegetable, lentil soup) but if you like, you can choose other food from the food menu. Most of the lodges produced fresh Vegetables in their garden and serve them to customers. Basically, the cooks are trained but the food taste might be a bit different than western. Meat is not fresh in the mountain area so you have tried to be vegetarian during the Manaslu region trekking.
You can buy all types of drinks in every lodge but the prices go high as you go higher. You can drink normal water using purification tablets. Avoid alcoholic drinks when you go higher.
Manaslu region is getting a popular trekking destination In Nepal. There are good mobile network services around Manaslu Circuit trekking area but not a few places. The internet service will be available whole Region but tea houses and lodges provide the internet at some extra charge. If you do have not a Nepali SIM card for communication with your family and do not use the internet service, our guide helpful to you in passing the massage because always our guide has a cellular phone and he contacts to Kathmandu trekking office about to know the trek and your health condition as well as we help any kinds of problem during the trek.
Hence, traveling is an important thing in life so we make sure you about safe and healthy during the trekking in Nepal. Nowadays, you can get the local SIM card in Kathmandu airport after arrival to use the 3g and 4g internet service because most of the trekking routes in Nepal have Mobile Network service. If you need Nepali SIM, we can provide it to you for your trekking but you have to tell us before leaving the trekking.
High altitude sickness is a common problem in the high Himalayan area when you go at a higher elevation. It appears very quickly but symptoms are preventable. If you have previous high-altitude trekking experience, it might be best but if not trek above three thousand meters high you need to the prevention of high-altitude sickness. You need an extra suitable acclimatization day to complete the trip Walk slowly, drink plenty of water, don’t drink alcohol, go higher and sleep at low elevations as well as spend 2 nights every 500 meters above 3500 meters heights are preventing altitude sickness during the trekking in Nepal. All our trekking itineraries are flexible with acclimatization days and first priority for your health and safety is to complete the trek without any problem. We provide you with basic medicine to support emergency rescue if the situation gets worse.
Hence, every day you have inform to your Guide or Leader about your health condition and he will respond to decide whether and your overall health condition to continue the trip or return back.
The Guide, porter, driver, and all workers who are working in the tourism field, they except some tips during your Tour Trekking and other activities in Nepal. Tipping is the judgment of workers by travelers and workers offer tips end of the trek. Travelers tips 10% of their payable amount but you can give it to them depending on their services.
Hence, it is important to the High Pass Adventure working team who take care of you all the time during your visit to Nepal, are motivated you with outstanding service, and offer an inspiring trip-in-a-lifetime experience.
If you have extra time after completing the trek, you can do different activities or different short treks in Nepal. We have many short tour packages and adventure activities such as Chitwan National park and Bardiya National Park for Jungle safari tours. You can visit Pokhara city, Nagarkot Hiking, and Dhampus on hiking or day Rafting trips in the Trisuli River.
Adventure activities are paragliding, canoeing, Ultra light flight, Bungee Jump, and Mountain Biking. All packages are extra activities as optional tours and are not included in your package cost. If you will do these activities after the trip with us, we arrange them at a reasonable cost and we give you a good discount.
Travel equipment is necessary to pack before you travel. We hope it is too much to carry from your home to other countries but some are the necessary equipment can be hired or bought in Kathmandu around Thamel.
These general equipment are for all seasons while trekking in Nepal, but may be different as per the different seasons and duration of trekking routes on your chosen trip.
-Passport and 4 passport-size photos
-Travel insurance details (in case an emergency evacuation, if needed)
-Boarding passes for flights
-Driver’s license (if needed)
-Credit/Debit Card (Ensure you have $500 on your card in case an emergency helicopter evacuation is needed)
-Sleeping bag (Comfort rating -15 Celsius recommended)
-Sleeping bag liner (Optional)
-Trekking boots: one pair of lightweight
-Sandals for city and tea house footwear
-Shoes for the plane and tea houses (Optional)
-Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
-Thin, lightweight inner socks
-Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Please make sure that you have non-cotton clothing for trekking.
-Base-layer t-shirts (e.g. running t-shirts)
-Down jacket for warmth
-Travel clothes and City Wear
-Base-layer trousers (optional)
-Trekking shorts (Optional)
-Gloves and wool hat
-bandanna or scarf
-First-aid kit; should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band-Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium, or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea
-Re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking if any particular
-Wet wipes for cleaning can be purchased in Kathmandu
-Sunglasses and Sun cream
-Book (reading and writing materials)
-MP-3 /Music, headphones, and ear plug (who knows some people in the group are snoring) as optional.
-Hand sanitizer, wet wipes
-A day bag: 35 liters
-A duffel or rucksack with straps to go over your back (Max 12 kg of weight for porters to carry)
-Dry Liner or Dry Bag
-Water bottle/thermos/ camel bag: At least 2 L. Nalgene bottles best.
-Toilet papers/ tissue
-Contact lenses, Glasses (if needed)
-1 medium-sized quick drying towel
-Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
-Multipurpose soaps (preferably biodegradable)
-Face and body moisturizer
-Feminine hygiene products
-On Personal Hygiene
-Wet wipes (baby wipes)
-Anti-bacterial hand wash
-Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside your kit/duffel bag
-Travel games i.e. chess, backgammon, and scrabble. (for luxuries)
-Binoculars (for luxuries)
-Trail Map/Guide book (if you are alone)
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