The Manaslu Circuit Trek is a Tea House trek along the ancient salt route to Tibet. This great Trek allows you to have a tea house trek or even camp in the off beaten trails.  The trek starts from Arughat ascending all the way to Larkya Pass. Trekking around Manaslu requires a certified guide. The trek is challenging and adventurous but the trek will undoubtedly introduce you to the pure essence of trekking in the Himalayas.

The trail passes through the subtropical jungle at lower elevation and the Himalayan foothills to the high, freezing and demanding Larkya La Pass at 5135m; offering everything the classic treks in Nepal have to offer. Although the trail was recently open for foreigners, it has gained its popularity in the recent years. Nevertheless, it is still one of the underrated trails which consists of immense beauty and circumnavigates Mount Manaslu; the 8th highest peak in the world.

The trek will indeed become an amazing and unforgettable experience. Thus, you can avoid traffic while enjoying the high altitude glacier lakes, traditional villages and the magnificent mountain ranges such as the Cheo Himal, Himlung Himal and Kung Guru. The gorges, mountain ranges, local lifestyle and the eco-toned diversity along the way will make your trek a memorable one.

Desire Adventure has come up with a 19 days Manaslu Trek with Larkya La Pass with a standard teahouse trekking package. The package is fully customizable; therefore, can be changed as per your requirements and need. We guarantee departure on all customized packages. The company also offers a special discount if you bring a group along with you.

This trek can be planned any time of the year; however, spring and autumn are more supportive in terms of weather, visibility and trail. Nevertheless, if you are looking for some other remote trekking routes in Nepal, you can visit our website for other remote treks around Nepal.

What's included

  • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
  • 3 Nights twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu at tourist standard hotel with breakfast
  • One full day guided city tour by private vehicle
  • Welcome dinner at one of the best Nepalese restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance
  • All accommodation during trek (lodge/tea house)
  • Annapurna (ACAP) Trekking permits and Tims permits
  • Lower Manaslu Trekking permit and Upper Manaslu special permit
  • Private transportation (Jeep) to Arughat and return from Besisahar to Kathmandu by bus
  • All breakfast in Kathmandu
  • All meals (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) during the trek
  • Seasonal fresh fruits during the trek
  • Purified drinking water (Medicated proof)
  • Gov. licensed and well trained English speaking guide and his entire expenses
  • A porter (One porter for each 2 members) and his entire expenses
  • Insurance of Guide and Porter
  • All required local tax and Gov tax
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags
What's Excluded
  • Nepal arrival visa
  • Meals in the city except breakfast and above mentioned special dinner
  • Monument entrance fees while on city tour of Kathmandu (cost USD25 per person)
  • Your personal nature expenses
  • Travel insurance that covers trip cancelation and Helicopter evacuation
  • Tips (as an appreciation) and any other extending trips and extra accommodation.

As soon as you enter the territory of Nepal, you will get a spectacular view of the mountains and hills from the airplane. Upon landing, our team representative will pick you up at the airport and drop you off in the hotel. After freshening up, we will host a welcome dinner for you in a Nepali cuisine restaurant with ethnic dance and tradition. During dinner, you will get introduced to the culture of Nepal.

Meals included: Dinner

Highlights of the day: Introduction to Nepali culture, local Nepali Cuisine

We will explore the city of Kathmandu and its wonders today. We will visit some famous monuments and temples which are also listed under the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Pashupatinath is the sacred hindu temple situated in the banks of the Bagmati river. The area around the temple is filled with devotees, priests and monkeys lurking around. We will also visit Swayambhunath, the sacred Buddhist temple amidst the top of a hill in the outskirts of Kathmandu with its four Buddha eyes watching over the city. Later, Boudhanath will also be our destination. Boudhanath Stupa lies on the ancient route to Tibet and the area is heavily influenced by the Tibetans and Sherpas. Kathmandu Durbar Square is another site we will be visiting today. Kathmandu Durbar Square comprises f various temples, courtyards, palaces and Museums. Although the 2015 earthquake has made destructions to this site, the reconstruction process is going on. After a fruitful day around the city, we come back to our hotel.

Meals Included: Breakfast
Highlights of the day: Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites and get introduced to local culture and ancient historic monuments.

After breakfast today, we will set out for Arughar. It is situated 70 kms away from the capital and we will take the Prithvi Highway and stop at Dhading Besi for lunch. Arughat is a small Newar settlement and will be the starting point for the trek. We will head west from Kathmandu and upon 7-8 hours of drive reach Arughat. The night will be spent here as we will officially start our trek tomorrow.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Highlights of the day: Bumpy road and rural areas settlement experience along the way, breathtaking view of the waterfalls, hills, flora and fauna, jungles and terraced farming. Newar village experience.

After breakfast, we start our official trek today. We walk from Arughar all the way to Soti Khola today. Along the way we will come across vegetations, local settlements and various rivers and suspension bridges. After crossing the bridge in Arughat, we come across Simre, Arket, Thumi and Kyoropani. As we walk north, we finally reach Soti Khola where we will spend the night in a teahouse.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Highlights of the Day: Extended millet, rice and barley field, local Gurung and Magar community. Lucky trekkers might also spot some animals along the way.

On our 5th day of trekking, we will ascend from Soti Khola and move towards Machha Khola. We will come across forest of Sal along the rocky trail. From Soti Khola we walk north past Almara, Riden and reach Labu Besi where we can explore the Gurung settlements. We continue walking up the trail to Khaibesi and Kani Gaun and finally reach Maccha Khola Gaun. We can enjoy hot spring here and we will spend the night in a teahouse.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Highlights of the Day: Walk past the rocky trail of the Himalayas, tropical waterfall, rice terrace, walk along the Budhi Gandaki River, enjoy natural hot spring.

Our trek today starts early in the morning from Maccha Khola Gaun. We walk uphill and our first stop will be at Khorlak Bensi at 1890m where we can enjoy the beautiful and clear view of the Ganesh Himal. From here, we climb up towards Tatopani and Doban.  We finally reach Jagat where we will spend the night.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Highlights of the Day: Best view of Ganesh Himal and Shringi Himal, view of organic coffee garden at Khorlabesi, Budhi Gandaki River, view of waterfalls and many Chortens and Mani walls en route.

Our destination for today will be Deng. After the official forms are filled in Jagat, we will walk along the riverbed towards Saguleri. We keep following the trail to Sirdi Besi and continue towards the suspension bridge towards Phelim and walk all the way north. We pass through the bamboo forest before reaching Deng. The night will be spent at Deng.

Meal included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Highlights of the day: Onsite exploration of Buddhist culture as we go higher, Chortens and the prosperous Philim village of Gurung people surrounded by the fields of maize, potato and millet. The village also flaunts Chhyoling Sandu Gompa, School made by Japanese, police station and a large campsite offering the view of Shringi Himal.

After breakfast today, we set out to our destination for the day; Ghap. From Deng, we walk up to Lana and take the path that goes west towards Ghap from Bih. The walk continues in and out of unbroken wild canyons and then a steep climb will finally take us to Ghap. If time permits, we also take you for a side-trip up to Prok village and an excursion to Kal Tal. We again return to Ghap, where the night will be spent at a lodge.

Meal included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Highlights of the day: Experience Gurung tradition practicing Buddhism, stone carving village of Bihi portraying various Buddhist prayers and mythological stories, the village of Prok with  the best view point of Shringi Himal, beautiful Kalchhuman Lake (Kal Tal) located at the altitude of 3,574m.

The trek from Ghap to Lho passes through the forest of dense rhododendron trees along the banks of the river. We will pass through places like Lamchik, Namru, Bengsam and Shobefore finally reaching Lho. Throughout the walk, we will come across mani walls, beautiful local fields and houses, fir and oak forest. The night will be spent at Lho.

Meal included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Highlights of the day: Different species of birds and animals, various Gompas, hotel, camps, magnificent view of mountain ranges, barley terrace, Sherpa culture, mani walls. Viewpoint for Manaslu and Naike Peak.

After breakfast today, we will walk from Lho to Samagaon. Samagaon is a Lama settlement heavily influenced by the Buddhist culture. The trail is surrounded by lakes and glacier and as we walk further we get a crystal clear view of the Numla Khola along with various species of trees.

Meal included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Highlights of the day: View of Himal Chuli, Manaslu, Nadi Chuli, Ganesh Himal and various other glaciers. Experience the breathtaking view of the Himalayas along with the Tibetan and Lama settlements in Samagaon.

Acclimatization is always important if you enter a certain height in few days; your body needs to adjust with the altitude. Thus, today will be a day to acclimatize and rest your body. You can take this opportunity to walk around the Samagaon settlement and explore the area. We can visit various Gompas in such great altitude like the Sama Gompa or the Pung Gyen Gompa.

Meal included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Highlights of the day: An insight on the lifestyle, tradition and culture of people living in Sama village. Sama Gompa, Pung Gyen Gompa, and the view of Nadi Chuli, Manaslu and Larke.

Our destination for today will be Samdo. After the acclimatization in Samagaon, we head further north to Samdo. Samdo is closer to Tibet thus influenced by Tibetan tradition and culture. Along the way we can witness birch, juniper, rhododendron, moss and lichen trees and various mani walls. The night will be spent at Samdo.  

Meal included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Highlights of the day: View of Manaslu glacier, walk past birch, juniper, and rhododendron trees, a number of Mani walls and stone huts, and the village of Samdo featuring Taka Choeling Gompa, Sonam Glacier, big Mani wall, and a Tibetan refugee community.

We will reach Larkya La guest house today. From Samdo we will descend down and pass the Budhi Gandaki river one last time and head towards Larkya Bazaar along the Juniper and Tundra trees. The trail also passes through mani and stone walls and finally reaches Larkya Phedi, also known as Dharamsala. The village provides rooms for trekkers. We will spend the night in Larkya Rest House which will also be helpful for acclimatization.

Meal included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Highlights of the day: Mani walls, stone huts, Syacha glacier, view of Larkya Peak from Larkya Phedi

Today we will walk through the Larkya La pass towards Bimtang. The walk today will be for 8-9 hours. Thus, to skip the afternoon gale, we will start the journey early in the morning. We will walk pass through the Larkya Glacier, across 4 lakes and then a steep ascend will take us to the magnificient Larkya La. The pass will greet the trekkers with prayer flags and view of the snow capped mountains.  After crossing the pass, we descend and walk west towards Bimtang. We will walk on a high moraine ridge of Salpudanda Glacier on our right. The track now following the east bank of the large lateral moraine, descends to the beautiful village of Bimthang where we will spend the night.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

(Highlights of the day: 4 frozen lakes, Larkya La Pass that greets trekkers with flapping prayer flags and the heavenly view of Himlung Himal, Kangguru, Annapurna II, Cheo Himal, Gyaji Kang, Larke peak, Namjung Himal, Ratan Chuli, thrilling trail accompanied by Larkya Glacier, Bimthang and Salpudanda Glacier, rocky and grassy moraine, icefall and mountains, glacial lake –Pongkar Taal in between the Pongkar and Salpudanda Glacier, and the magnificent view of Lamjung, Manaslu (NE), Phungi (S-Face) Himlung (NW) and Cheo Himal from Bimthang.)

After walking through the Larkya La Pass and reaching Bimtang, we will walk today towards Dharapani. From Bimtang, we walk south and pass Sangure Kharka, Puguda and Goa (or Gho). Gho is a beautiful village with Gurung settlement where we can explore the Gurung lifestyle. While reaching Tilije from Gho, we will pass the Manaslu Himalayan Range and we cross the bridge over the Dudh Khola. Upon walking south we reach Dharapani where we will spend the night.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Highlights of the day:  Brilliant view of Mt. Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, Himlung Himal and Cheo Himal, walk along the beautiful forest of rhododendron and pine and cultivated land, village of Dharapani, Sangey Cholign Gompa, one of the best view point of Manaslu.

Dharapani is also a confluence of two rivers (Dudh Khola and Marsyangdi River) and two trails (Annapurna and Manaslu circuit. From Dharapani we descend down towards Karte and Tal. We will walk past the Miyardi Khola on the east and head south past Chamje, Jagat and Sange. The walk further continues following the bank of the Marsyangdi River to Bahundanda where you can take a dip in the natural hot water spring and relax your tired muscle. The night will be spent at a lodge in Bahundanda.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Highlights of the day:  Pass across the local villages of Karte, Tal, Sattare, Chamje, Jagat and Sange along with mani walls and chortens. Relax in the hot spring upon reaching Bahundanda.

As today is the last day of our trek, we will walk towards Besisahar today from where we will get a bus back to Kathmandu. The walk continues south towards the village of Nadi Bazaar crossing the suspension bridge over Nagdi River. We further walk down to the village of Bhulbhule that offers the view of a 60m high waterfall and the last view of Manaslu, Himchuli and Nagdi Chuli. Then the trail passes through the rice terraces and sub-tropical forest to reach Besisahar which is the ending point of Manaslu Trek. There are facilities here so we can enjoy the time contacting our family or just strolling around the area. The night will be spent at a lodge in Besisahar.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Highlights of the day: 60meter long waterfall, forests, last views of Mt. Manaslu, Himchuli and Nagdichuli, communication facilities in Besisahar.

Early in the morning we will catch a bus to Kathmandu. The bus drives through the Prithvi Highway and takes about 7-8 hours to reach Kathmandu. Upon reaching Kathmandu, we will get freshened up in our hotel. The rest of the time can be spent wandering around the city, buying souvenirs or even enjoying the memories from the trek. In the evening, a short meeting will be held to discuss the trek and get your feedback.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Highlights of the day: Bus ride to Kathmandu overlooking scenic beauty, terrace field, harvests and local settlements.

Since today is your last day in Nepal, you can spend the day by shopping or looking around your area. Nevertheless, if your flight is early morning, we will drop you off to the airport and wish you a safe flight. If you want to extend your trip or plan your next trip, Desire Adventures is always here to customize your trip or help you plan your next travel.

(Note: Our guides will come to wake you up at around 7:00-7:30am. A western breakfast like porridge, oats, toasts, etc. will be served at around 8:00-8:30am. The lunch will be served from a teahouse menu at about 12-1pm. However, the lunch time can also be postponed on request. The dinner will be served at around 8:30-9:00pm. Your accommodation is arranged at a lodge or local guest houses, where we stop for overnight.

You can stop anywhere during the trek by requesting your guide if you feel tired or want to enjoy and capture the beauty. After dinner and before going to bed your team leader will brief you regarding the next day’s schedule.)

Please find General Information on Nepal including:

  • Things to know before coming
  • Local Climate and Geography
  • Communication Facilities
  • Transportation
  • Nepalese Currency and Exchange
  • Visa Information
  • Medical Information
  • Health, Fitness and Experience Required
  • Travel Insurance
     

Things to know before coming:

The Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal

Area: 1,47,181 sq kms

Elevation: 60m to 8,848m above the sea level

Natural divisions: Terai region (Plains), Elevated Flatlands and Hilly region, Mountain region

Capital: Kathmandu

Population: 27 million (more than 91 ethnic groups and 70 different languages)

Language: Nepali (native as well as official) and English

Currency: Rupees (NRS.)

Neighboring countries: Republic of India (east, south, west) and Peoples’ Republic of China (north)

Popular tourist destinations: Kathmandu, Patan, Bhaktapur, Pokhara, Lumbini, Chitwan, Janakpur, and Gorkha

Destinations listed under UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Lumbini, Chitwan National Park and Sagarmatha National Park.

Mountains: 8 out of world’s 10 tallest mountains including Mt. Everest. 240 peaks over 20,000ft

(Note: The 2015 Earthquake left Nepal devastated and damaged. A lot of historic monuments and temples came to rubbles during the earthquake. Nepal is slowly recovering from the traumatic experience. Some monuments and temples were unharmed while others are being rebuilt. Thus, we expect your cooperation while visiting the historic and religious sites. Nepal needs you now more than ever.)

 

Climate and Geography

The climate of Nepal varies according to the elevation. The humid, tropical Terai receives the most monsoonal rain and records the country’s highest temperature. The lower hills (900-2,700meters), including Kathmandu Valley are sub-tropical, with hot summer and moderate winters with only the occasional frost. The higher hills (2,700-4,000 meters) are temperate as the hills get plenty of rain, fog and frost. Above 4,000meters, the mountains have cooler, drier alpine climate and daily temperatures vary wildly depending on sunshine, wind and altitude.

Best travel seasons: Spring (March, April, May) and Autumn (September, October, November) are the best seasons; however, Nepal can be travelled any time of the year.
 

Communication Facilities

Postal, Freight and Cargo Services:

The Central Post office is located in Kathmandu near NTC Building in Newroad. It is open Monday to Friday. The opening and closing time from Monday to Thursday is 10:00 am and 5:00 pm respectively; however, on Friday the office is closed after 3:00 pm. Stamps, aerogram and postcards can be purchased from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. You can enjoy the services like registration and insurance of mail and packages and IRCs exchange. Large parcels are handled by the Foreign Post Office, which is open Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Express Mail Service (EMS) is available at GPO and at Thamel, Basantapur and airport postal counters. Postal counters are also situated at the airport in Kathmandu.

Telephone Services:

Both landline and mobile phone services are available in Nepal. Nepal Telecommunication Corporation located at Tripureshwor is a national service provider that provides telephone, fax, telex, STD, ISD and telegraph services. Some private sectors also provide telephone services. Network coverage is good throughout Nepal except in some rural Himalayan places. Almost all the hotels and private communication sectors provide long distance telephone and fax facilities. During your stay in Nepal, you can buy and use a local SIM card. (requires 2 passport size photos and passport visa copy to purchase the SIM).

The country code for Nepal is 00977 and the area code of Kathmandu is 01. For other inquiries regarding the telephone number 197 can be used. Long distance call rates can be quite expensive; therefore, it is best to use the internet phone. Internet phones are easily accessible in the major cities of Nepal.

Internet Services:

Email and Internet services are very popular in most part of the country these days. All you need to do is find an internet café. Most of the hotels in the major cities of Nepal provide internet service for the convenience of their guests. The rates in the cities are much lesser compared to the rates in the rural areas. Most of these internet cafes also provide fax, and photocopy.
 

Local Transportation

Apps like Maps.me and Google Maps will navigate through a lot of landmarks and streets. Most urban areas in Nepal are mapped out good enough to find your way.

For offline navigation you can use a free Kathmandu Valley map that is available at the Tourist center of the Nepal Tourism Board and several tourist accommodations. Detailed maps are available in map and book shops in the big tourist areas of Nepal. Most Nepalese in the capital and other major cities know English so language barrier will not be a problem.

There are Taxis with black license plate for private transportation (private taxis may charge slightly higher. No tip is expected) and local transportation like public buses, micro buses and tempos (3-wheelers) running around the city. You could even try rides on local rickshaws, ponies or bullock-carts where they're available. Government run green buses known as Sajha Bus are comfortable and run along the north-south and east-west main roads of the valley. The bus also runs through the insides of the Airport and goes to Thamel. Let the bus conductor know your destination and you will be dropped on the alley that leads you to Thamel. You can also get navigations on your mobile map app to know where you are heading.

Mountain bikes and ordinary bicycles are cheap and the best form of transportation for economy tourists. One can hire them at Thamel, Rani Pokhari and Jhochhen, all in Kathmandu. Mountain bikes can also be hired in Pokhara, Lumbini and Chitwan.

Tourist bus service provides easy transportation to prime areas like Pokhara and Chitwan. For other destinations, long distance day or night bus services are available from Kathmandu to all major cities. Out-of-valley bound buses leave from New Bus Park at Gongabu at Ring Road near Balaju, Kathmandu.

 

Nepalese Currency and Exchange

Nepal has modern banking facilities and some of the International Banks have their own offices in Kathmandu. Almost all foreign currencies along with credit cards such as American Express, Visa and Master Card, etc. are accepted in Nepal at major hotels, shops and restaurants. Most ATMs will accept Visa and Master Cards. Banks are open 9 am to 3 pm Sunday through Thursday and 9 am to 1 pm on Friday.

 

 

Medical Facilities

It is very easy to find a hospital or a private clinic in the Kathmandu Valley. In fact, Nepal’s top general hospitals and private clinics are located in Kathmandu. These hospitals and private clinics provide top quality service. Other major cities also have a good number of general hospitals. However, in the rural areas of Nepal, health posts have been set up by the government to provide health and medical facilities for both local and visitors. All kinds of medicines are available in Kathmandu.

For the reduction of deaths among trekkers, an association named Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA) was founded in the year 1973. The head office of HRA is located in Lazimpat near the north gate of the Palace Museum. During peak season, it operates aid posts in Pheriche (Khumbu region) and Manang (Annapurna region) managed by expatriate physicians. However, its main job is to provide free advices to trekkers on altitude sickness, equipments and the condition of trekking routes.

 

Vaccination and Medicines

Although you will be consulting your doctor before planning the trip, we highly recommend you to get few vaccinations like Hepatitis A, Japanese Encephalitis, Polio, Rabies, Tetanus, Typhoid and Malaria before planning your trip to Nepal.

Moreover, we also recommend you to carry few medicines like Aspirin or Panadol –for pain and fever; Antihistamine – as a decongestant for cold allergies and to prevent motion sickness; Antibiotics, Kaolin preparation (Pepto-Bismol), Imodium or Lomotil – for upset stomach; Rehydration mixture- for the treatment of severe diarrhea; Antiseptic, Mercurochrome and antibiotic powder or similar dry spray – for cuts and grazes; Calamine lotion for irritation from bites or stings; bandages, band aids, a pair of scissors, tweezers - for minor injuries; insect repellent, sun block lotion, lip balms, water purification tablets, throat lozenges, moleskin, Sulamyd 10% eye drops, and Acetaminophen (Paracetamol, Antacid tablets).

 

Health, fitness and experience requirements

Every trekker is suggested to consult their doctor before planning this trek since Upper Mustang trekking trails demand excellent stamina, tough determination and the best health condition. It is highly recommended to take expert guidance from local General Practitioner regarding the required guide walks. Travel clinics can offer the best assistance in absence of GP. Some days of the trek require 8-9 hours of walking. Regular exercise and jogging is recommended to build up the required stamina to successfully climb the peak. The trek is not suitable for children. Though, the trail to Upper Mustang takes you to some of the most demanding sections of the Upper Mustang region, no prior experience is required. Prior experience in climbing, camping and hiking will definitely be counted as a plus point.
 

Travel Insurance

 If you are planning this trip in Nepal, a travel insurance policy that covers all the added expenses that might result due to various health issues, injuries or accidents. Moreover, it should also cover death, misplaced luggage, theft and liability, cancellations, medical treatment (including hospital charges, cost of medicine, doctor’s fees) as well as repatriation cost. It is also necessary to ensure that the insurance policy covers all extra activities that you are planning to accomplish throughout your stay in Nepal.

 

 

Visa Information

It is very easy to obtain Nepal’s visa. You may either apply for a visa at your nearest Nepalese Embassy/Consulate or Mission offices in your own country or you can buy this upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. To apply for a visa, you need 2 passport size photographs, Visa fees in US dollars and your passport that is valid for at least 6 months before the trip. However, nationals of SAARC countries (India, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Maldives and Afghanistan) and China do not require any visa to visit Nepal. Transit visa for foreign nationalities is only provided for 3 days. Therefore, visa is required for longer stays. However, for the convenience or foreign nationals, a visa is also provided from the borders listed below:

Tribhuvan International Airport (Kathmandu)

Kakarvitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)

Birgunj, Parsa (Central Nepal)

Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border of Nepal)

Belhiya, Bhairahawa (Western Nepal)

Jamuna, Nepalgunj (Mid Western Nepal)

Mohana, Dhangadhi (Far Western Nepal)

Gaddachauki, Mahendranagar (Far Western Nepal)

 

Tourist Visa Fees:

Transit visa (3 days) – Free of cost

Multiple entry (15 days) – 25 USD or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entry (30 days) – 40 USD or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entry (90 days) – 100 USD or equivalent convertible currency

(For more information, please contact the Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan,Dillibazar, Kathmandu.

Tel: 00977-4433934, 4429660, 4438862, 4438868. You can also download visa form from – www.immi.gov.np)

(Note:  The following list of gears and clothing might change according to the season or weather conditions. Nevertheless, these are the basic essential you will require to trek in the Manaslu region.)

Clothing

Layering is extremely important when trekking to manaslu circuit

  • Quick drying thermals
  • Trekking shirts short sleeve
  • Liner socks
  • Woolen socks
  • Trekking pants
  • Fleece sweaters
  • wind/rain proof jacket and pants
  • Down jacket
  • Cap/Hat
  • Buff/Headband
  • Gloves
  • Trekking boots
  • Slippers

 

Gear

  • Headlamp
  • Sleeping bag
  • Watch with alarm/ Altitude radar
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Portable Charger

 

Extras

  • Energy Bars
  • Tea – you can boil water in teahouses
  • Chocolate is a must!
  • Trail mix and peanuts
  • Journal
  • Novel
  • Toiletries

 

First Aid

  • Diamox – for altitude
  • Sunscreen
  • Chapstick
  • Immodium for diarrhea
  • Bandaids
  • Blister bandaids or moleskin
  • Eye drops
  • Advil cold and dinus
  • Nasal moisturizer – altitude causes nasal cavities to be very dry, nasal moisturizer was very helpful.
  • Q-tips
  • Tweezers
  • Vicks Vapor rub

Our Guides:

With growing tourism in Nepal, the growth of travel and expedition companies have mounted to its peak. The companies seek the best leaders and guides to compete in the market while giving the best service to the clients. Although there are a numbers of companies promising you the best trip of your life, many neglect giving the knowledge on safety measurements and sustainable tourism to their team. From luxury travels to pocket friendly trips, our team guides deliver you the best of Nepal keeping your schedule, preference and welfare in mind.

Extensive insights on history and culture of the country:

Nepal has abundance of cultural and natural beauty. The charming architecture and rich history of the temples and Stupas are listed under UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Our guides are well learned and experienced to give you insights on the country's hidden history and natural beauty. From world renowned sites to less traveled local areas, we make sure to provide you information on the benevolent locals, culture and lands that stretch out from the mighty Himalayas to the Terai Plains.

Round the clock service:

Our guides provide you exceptional service 24*7 throughout the trek. Weather it requires giving information, helping with communication or any other skills, our team makes sure you get the facilities regardless of timing. We have well trained English speaking guides working in the fields and value your timing and schedule and try to work as compatible as they can. In addition both our office staff and our field staff have exceptional knowledge on the products we offer. With any queries, you can email/ call/ message us as we try to respond as soon as possible. With extensive field study, our office staff constantly communicates with our trekking guides, tour guides and climbing Sherpa’s to update the information in the trekking region.

Licensed with minimum 5 years of experience:

Trekking has been commercialized in the last few years since Nepal was recognized as the most efficient country to trek. With growing commercialization comes competitive market. Nevertheless, our climbing Sherpas and team representatives along with the guides are required to have minimum of 5 years of experience with a certified license.

Importance to Sustainable Tourism:

We value the importance of sustainable economy and development. Thus, we hire local porters, guides and climbers to train them and give them a platform to work for themselves and their family. All our team members belong to local native groups and have been trained for trekking in the Himalayas and other regions of Nepal.

No exceptions with quality and equipments:

Our teams of guides are well trained with proper English speaking and communication skills via education and experience. We are also equipped with first-aid kits and trekking apparatus like oximeters, maps, first-aid kits and mobile phone for emergency.  Perhaps what separates us from others is the relationship our company has with the climbing Sherpa’s and trekking guides.

5:1 Client Guide Ratio

We maintain a 5:1 client guide ratio i.e. with every 5 clients we provide 1 guide. A team leader/guide with be appointed for a team of 5 trekkers in the group. Nevertheless, an assistant leader will also be provided with every addition of 5 pax. You will have 1 porter for 2 trekkers who will be carrying 25-30 kilograms of weight. We wish for your travels to be worthy and adventurous with no difficulties or hurdles. 

$ 1490 Per person

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  • We Maintain 1:5 Guides:clients Ratio
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