Manaslu Circuit Trek difficulty
As per the Himalayan trekking standards, Manaslu Circuit Trek is a difficult trek in the Himalayas. This trek is recommended to experienced trekkers who can walk 6 to 7 hours a day on rugged, steep paths. The Manaslu Circuit Trekking route explores a very remote part where everything is scarce. The accommodation is very basic, and the food options are limited. Therefore, you have to be flexible to complete this trek.
Take the following precautions to avoid altitude sickness during Manaslu Circuit Trekking.
- You should only ascend 500 meters and below in a day
- Keep yourself hydrated
- Choose fresh food options as much as you can
- Do not smoke or drink alcohol
- Be careful of the symptoms like headache, insomnia, difficulty in breathing, etc
Training for the Manaslu Circuit Trekking
To prepare for Manaslu Circuit Trek, go hiking or do cardio activities like swimming, cycling, and running. You have to work on your core strength and walking hours. Increase your stamina. Likewise, you also have to prepare your mind to adjust to the bare minimum facilities and very simple life while trekking. Surviving without modern comforts can get tough, but if your mindset is clear and sturdy, then you can do it.
Manaslu Circuit Trek Solo
Trekking in the Manaslu Conservation Area is highly regulated, and a trekker needs to obtain a valid permit from the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu and has the requirement of at least two people to issue the permit and be accompanied by a registered guide of a registered trekking company in Nepal.
Though you cannot always have a friend or a group to join with. So, we can make your permits along with the ghost permit, which would allow you to trek in the Manaslu region. Trekking solo in the Manaslu Circuit trek allows you to enjoy the creation of nature solely and have time to avail the peace within the area.
Manaslu Circuit Trek Group
There are departures date scheduled for the trekking seasons. You can join one of our departures and trek with trekkers from around the globe. Sometimes, your arrival and departure schedule may not match our departure date, at those times, you can start the trek on your suitable dates.
Last Minute Booking for Manaslu Circuit Trek
Contact us to book 16 day Manaslu Circuit Trek anytime with us at the last minute. Depending upon the time left at the beginning of the journey, you may have to pay 100% of the package cost for confirmation.
What permits do I need for the Manaslu Circuit Trek?
To trek in the Manaslu region, you have to obtain the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) permit, Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP) permit, and Special Restricted Area Permit for Manaslu (Manaslu RAP). Only Nepali-registered trekking companies can help you get all these permits.
Annapurna Conservation Area permit cost: NPR 3000 per person
Manaslu Conservation Area permit cost: NPR 3000 per person
Special Restricted Area Permit cost September to November: USD 100 per person for the first seven days and USD 15 per day per person, thereafter
Special Restricted Area Permit cost December to August: USD 75 per person for the first seven days and USD 10 per day per person, thereafter
Manaslu Circuit Trek best time
Embark on this trek in spring (March to April) and autumn (October to November) for the best trekking experience. The views are fantastic at this time of the year, with stable weather & a moderate climate.
Accommodation & Food
You will stay overnight in a nice tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu. While trekking, the teahouse will be the accommodation. The rooms are generally shared. You can also get a single room by paying extra money. The services offered by teahouses are basic.
During the Manaslu Circuit Trekking, you will get three meals a day. The meals are cooked and served by the teahouse owners. You will get a good variety of dishes to choose from. We highly recommend you incorporate dal bhat in one meal to get all the energy and nutrition while trekking. Moreover, it is also the most affordable option.
Manaslu Circuit Trek does demand travel insurance because of its remote region. The healthcare facilities along the trekking route are minimal, so in an emergency, travel insurance will allow us to airlift you immediately to the nearby hospital. We are not implying that you will face any adverse situations while trekking. We only want you to be prepared for any unseen event.