Nepal Travel Guide Part Two : Manaslu Trekking Expedition
Keeping track of the dream destination of trekkers is not a facile task. Manaslu Trekking Expedition locates you towards the journey of the isolated zone in the land of the Himalayas at the height of 5106 meters at Larke La pass. This trail is obviously for you if you are searching for a hidden gem within nature. Around the local mortgage’s unspoiled culture, the Manaslu region’s pathway has the heart of innocent lives.
During the marching period, you get to outlook various ranges of the Himalayas within nature. The footsteps of the shining Himalayas grant you a chance to witness Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh Himal ranges, Mt. Hiunchuli, Mt. Himlung, Mt. Nemjung, and Cheo Himal ranges. Manaslu mountain is also known as the mountain of souls. However, the path of the gorgeous region leads to the pathway of Budhi Gandaki, the longest gorge in the world.
MANASLU TREKKING EXPEDITION OVERVIEW
The trail during Manaslu Trekking Expedition begins from Soti Khola after driving for eight straight hours from Kathmandu. It starts from the border of Gorkha and the Dhading district. The spot is admirable, with the name of Aarughat. Moving forward, the rich culture of the Jagat, Deng, Namgrung, Samagaun, Samdo, Dobhan, Tilje, and Larke La Base camp uplifts the beauty of local lives and their norms through the journey. However, the trail ends on the 14th day of the trip at Besishar, where you must get going for Kathmandu.
The countless beauty of unspoiled cultural regions grants the Brahim, Chhetri, and Mongolian communities people. Manaslu Trekking Expedition informally binds you with the traditional culture of Sherpa and Tibetan. Moreover, the jungle trail of the valley pathway creates a closer interpretation of flora and fauna.
Peregrine treks and tours offer the most rejoicing tramping sites in the valley of Manaslu. With the witness of over 8000 meters high mountains, including Mt. Hinuchuli, Ganesh Himal, Mt. Himlung, Cheo Himal, and others, the journey gives a new taste of life an individual. Hence, you require a TIMS permit, ACAP and MCAP permits, and at least two trekkers. All these facilities are accessible with the help of Peregrine treks and a tour agency.
Area: Mansiri Himal Range
Duration: 15 Days
Group Size: 2-30
Maximum Altitude: 5106 m (Larke La Pass)
Minimum Altitude: 1400 m (Kathmandu)
Average Walking Hours: 7-8 hours per day
The number of Walking Days: 11
Accommodation: Three-star hotels in Kathmandu; Teahouse during trekking
Start point: Kathmandu
Ending Point: Kathmandu
- Visit the highest trekking point at Larke La Pass at 5,160 meters.
- Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Hiunchuli, Himlung, Nemjung, and Cheo Himal ranges have the prominence key to the journey.
- Driving from Kathmandu to Soti Khola and ends at Beshisahar to Kathmandu.
- Observe Tibetan and Nepalese culture with Brahim, Chhetri, and Mongolian lifestyles.
- Following the path of the longest river gorge in the world, Budhi Gandaki.
- Experience the off-beaten trekking with the doubtfully physically fit people
- Outlook the varieties of Flora and Fauna during the journey
ABOUT MANASLU TREKKING EXPEDITION
The magnificent beauty of nature lies in the eyes of the viewer. Likewise, this journey formulates the way of living life once you exploit the inner cultural lifestyle of innocent lives. Manaslu Trekking Expedition is all about interacting with nature gear with the source to uplift your memories with flora and fauna. The track toward an unknown gem begins following the path of Budhi Gandaki from Soti Khola via Arughat. Furthermore, this expedition lets you witness the passage of 5167 meters, the highest trek plot at Larke La Pass. Within 15 days during the classic packages, you can shorten or strengthen the period of travel of the trip according to your desire. Mountain goats, Blue Sheep, Snow Leopard, and Musk Deer are essential observances of the trekking conservational area.
Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu
Start the trip with you receive on Tribhuvan International Airport of Kathmandu; our representative is available for your welcome. After a warm greeting, you get shifted towards the hotel in Thamel in a private car.
Once you check in inside the hotel, you can access a twin-sharing bedroom. In favor of greeting, our team provides a welcome dinner for you and your group inside the hotel. You get access to the internet and electricity facilities and a private bathroom grant.
Regarding the private bedroom, you can contact our agency team during the booking period. However, you must pay an extra USD200 per person for a private room facility.
Day 2: Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley
It is the second day of your trip to Manaslu Valley. Although the Manaslu Trekking Expedition has not begun yet, there is so much for the offerings by our team already. On this day, you get to sightsee around the Kathmandu valley. The day begins with breakfast inside the hotel, and you head towards the day’s expeditions. However, you must take care of your lunch and dinner with personal expenses for the day.
You can observe the world heritage sites listed by UNESCO. Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath, Swyambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, and Patan Durbar Square. Moreover, you can also suggest a representative for the desired places you want to visit inside Kathmandu Valley.
Once you finish sightseeing, you can spend your leisure period roaming around the well-admired street of Thamel market. You can purchase your required trekking equipment for Manaslu Trekking Expedition. During the night, before sleeping, you can discuss the expedition’s plan with your guide and prepare accordingly.
Day 3: Drive to Soti Khola through Arughat
With the early morning breakfast inside the hotel, you must head towards the destination of the day, Soti Khola. First, get on a private car drive for 3 – 4 hours to reach Dhading through the paved pathway. Once you finish your lunch there, you must head towards Arughart with two more hours of drive. Then you stick out across the suspension bridge of Arughat market to drive through the local jeep to reach Soti Khola.
The path of the junction leads you to the gorgeous waterfall with hilly mountains, following the fields of paddy, rivers, and streams. On the local lodge of Soti Khola, take your overnight there. They serve you dinner with the choice of local Nepali dish or continental dish. If you have a specific diet plan, do not forget to direct them with your preparation style.
Day 4: Trekking to Maccha Khola:
As the days get added to the trip, this day begins with the walking trail. The moderate journey full of challenging pathways comes here. Once you cross the suspension bridge, the bank of Budhi Gandaki river drives you along Sal forest to reach Khursane. The steep hills around the waterfalls make the trail slippery toward the cliff.
After a period, you reach the fields full of rice, where the Gurung village of Lapubesi waits for your arrival. Walking to climb the bridge of Budhi Gandaki makes you pass through the sandy river via its bank side. Once again, you cross across the suspension bridge and reach Macha Khola. Here is the destination of your night.
The teahouses or local lodges wait for your arrival in Maccha Khola. Serve yourself a delicious supper and makes sure to take proper rest.
Day 5: Trek to Jagat:
Through the narrow pathways of the track, your journey of the Manaslu Trekking Expedition begins with an early morning breakfast. You get to follow across the Khorlabei through Tharo Khola. After a walk, you also reach the spot of a small hot spring residing at Tatopani. The next station is at Dobhan crossing the Budhi Gandaki river suspension bridge. On the way, interact with Yaru Khola leading towards the path of the staircase of stones. The station is known as Thado Barang. After hours of walking, you reach Jagat, the blot, your night stay of the fifth day.
Once you get full of dinner, you can roam around the nearby destination to capture the beauty of nature. Discuss the trip plan and how the day went well. You can rejoice in isolating yourself by reading books or playing indoor games. Do not forget to prepare for the trails waiting for your arrival in the coming days.
Day 6: Trek to Deng
On the sixth day of the trip, get going ahead with breakfast from Jagat to reach Deng. The walking head takes you to climb up to Salleri. Then, the descending trail sets up towards Sirdibas to extend the suspension bridge of Ghatta Khola. After hours of marching, you hit the stop of climbing a stone-made staircase of 45 minutes to reach Gurung village at Philim.
On the way, Ekle Bhatti grants you lunch. Full of energy, walk forward to meet the widened pathways through the bamboo bushes and the flora around the off-beaten hills. Cross over Deng Khola and reach the small hometown of Deng, the place for the night over.
Explore the exotic lifestyle of the people living in Deng after enough supper. The cost of three times meals during the journey is the responsibility of our trekking team.
Day 7: Trek to Namrung
The trekking trail on the day has a fresh offering for you. As you proceed towards Namrung from Deng, you get to cross the Budhi Gandaki river. With an hour of march, you reach Rana to have a short station. Furthermore, the journey takes you towards the west valley, passing you through waterfalls to the Tibetan village via the Mani walls. The dense forest is full of rhododendrons. When you reach Namrung, you feel like you got a victory, full of splendor ranges of the Himalayas. The hillside of Namrung offers stunning views of the Ganesh Himal ranges with Himchuli and Mt. Shirung.
However, once you reach Manryung, you can get facile access to the communication service with the security of police around the area. Get going during your leisure period to view the village of Namrung among the Mongolian and Tibetan people.
Day 8: Trek to Samagaun
After the tiring journey of the past few days, on this day, we head towards the alternative resting station. However, with an early breakfast, you will proceed towards Lihi village, circling the lush forest full of contrasting rhododendrons. The small town has the settlement of early Tibetan mortgages full of norms and cultural exploitation. However, the barley fields accompany you with stunning views of the Simnang Himal ranges.
Furthermore, you get to interact with a few more Tibetan communities in the nearby places where you get to outlook the panoramic view of Simnang Himal and Ganesh Himal. Once you reach the village of Simagaun, you get to overlook the precious gems of Manaslu and Himchuli in each direction.
The station is admirable for settling Tibetan migrants who moved years ago. However, few trekkers like to take the rest of this day for acclimatization. If the group condition is okay, we will proceed future for Samdo.
Day 9: Trek to Samdo
As the day adds, the steps become more challenging for humans to walk across the up and down trails. However, on this day, you will walk towards Samdo village. If you are fit enough to march, you must walk towards Manaslu Base camp flowing Samdo village. However, you must follow the right direction of the path to reach Larkya La Pass. Once you get into the interaction of the juniper forestry zone, you must cross the bridge above the Budhi Gandaki river, made of wood. With marching forward and upwards, you must reach the Samdo territory, where you will overstay for the night.
Day 10: Acclimatization in Samdo
Finally, the perfect day for resting is when you do not have to wake early during breakfast. With the motive of acclimatization to avoid altitude sickness, you must rest in Samdo on this day. Enough sleep in till the late morning lets you have a proper rest. However, in the daytime, you must go out to learn the climb at a higher altitude as instructed by the rules of AMS. Once the task completes, you have the whole day for leisure time. Hence, you can outlook the village of Samdo and learn about the tropical lifestyle of the local Tibetan people.
Day 11: Trek to Larke La Base camp
Here comes the day you get to elevate on the highest spot of the Manaslu Trekking Expedition, Larke La base camp, 5106 meters. Once again, you cross the wooden bridge over Budhi Gandaki gorge. The track leads you with the altitude towards Larke La base camp, coursing through juniper lush forest. Climbing for 3 – 4 hours points out your dream destination. Dharmsala provides you with the service of a night’s stay.
To avoid the risk of altitude sickness during the night, you can look for the climb or walk outdoors after lunch in the new lodges. Without any problem for your body, you can sleep well at night.
Day 12: Trek to Bhimtang through Samdo
As the altitude gets higher, the climate gets colder and more frozen. To avoid the risk, you must wake up with the call of a guide in the early morning to have breakfast. Once done with the breakfast by 4 am, you must proceed to get going. With the support of a flashlight, lead your path to avoid the grains on the sight and cold winds. However, after a few climbs, you get to observe the lakes and glaciers of Larke around your side.
Here comes the challenging part. Larkya La top is tough to climb smoothly. Once you get there, you get to outlook the ranges of Himlung. Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Kanguru with Annapurna II towards the west side.
Once you finish climbing the elevation of Larkya La pass, you can spend a few periods capturing the scenic beauty of the Himalayan ranges around you. Now, you must go downwards towards Bhimtang to see the farmer doing their duty, especially during the summer.
Day 13: Tilje
Leaving the stunning peaks behind you, you must get ahead towards Karache, advancing through the dense forest of Rhododendron. The region is admirable as the most cultivated land in Nepal. However, the journey passes towards Gho village, where you can stop for lunch or snacks. However, your destination is Tilje for the last night’s stay at Manaslu Trekking Expedition.
Day 14: Trek to Bagarchap and drive to Besisahar to Kathmandu
As this is the last of marching, you must only walk for 2 hours to reach Bagarchap. The farmland lets you observe the tropical forestry in the zone. However, with the support of a local jeep, you must drive towards Besisahara and leave for Kathmandu by private car.
Day 15: Departure
The farewell day of your Manaslu Trekking Expedition is here. On the 15th day, one of your representatives will drop you off at the Tribhuvan international airport with breakfast inside the hotel.
The Manaslu Trekking Expedition’s overall journey captures your life’s best memories. However, the team of Peregrine treks always adds beauty and value to the trip of the trekkers. With so much patience and effort, you complete the mission of finding the hidden gem of nature.
Manaslu Trekking Expedition includes:
- Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
- A three-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
- Room in the best available lodge and all meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during trekking
- All ground transportation in private vehicles as per itinerary
- Kathmandu Valley guided sightseeing in a private car
- All entrance fees during sightseeing
- An experienced English or other Language speaking guide and one assistant guide for more than five trekkers
- One porter for two trekkers
- Guide, porter, and necessary staff salaries, insurance, accommodation, and food
- The trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt, achievement certificate, and trekking map are yours to take
- Manaslu Trekking Expedition Permits: Special Permit of Manaslu Area, ACAP, MCAP, and TIMS Card
- First Aid Medical Kit or essential medicine
- Seasonal fruits during the trek
- Farewell Dinner
- All applicable government and local taxes
Manaslu Trekking Expedition excludes:
- Nepal visa fee and international airfares
- Hotel accommodation, Lunch, and Dinner in Kathmandu because of an early arrival in Nepal or late departure from Nepal before returning from the mountain for any reason other than the scheduled itinerary.
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, soft or hard beverages, recharge the battery, bottled/boiled water, extra porters, hot shower, a pot of tea, etc.) during trekking
- Tips and gratuities for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)
With the responsibility of explaining the accessibility, you get access to a twin-sharing bedroom at Thamel, Kathmandu. Possibly, Samsara hotel or Hotel of Art waits, a 3-star hotel, for your check-in. You can inform our agency team to access your private or single bedroom for you. But for that, you must pay an extra USD 200.
During the period of the Manaslu Trekking Expedition, you must reside around local lodges or tea houses. However, there also you must share your bedroom company. To find the solo during trekking is not always possible, especially around higher elevation areas.
There is access to a private washroom and hot bathing water inside the Hotel of Kathmandu. Likewise, the lodges also grant you private bathrooms during the Manaslu Trekking Expedition. Sometimes, you may have to share with others due to the countable lodge and bathrooms. Most of the time, you must pay extra for hot bathing water during the period of marching region.
Once you get inside the hotel, you can access the internet and electricity facilities without a problem. Likewise, while trekking, you get access to communication during Manaslu Trekking Expedition. However, sometimes due to the higher elevation area or the remote path, it is not possible to reach internet or electricity facilities. But, few of the lodges or tea houses can still access the internet or electricity with personal payment for the service.
Once you set your step out of your home, it is apparent for you do not always trust the outside food. But we, the team of Peregrine trek, understand your needs. For that, your expedition coverage grants 14 breakfasts with three times meals during the march. However, you must pay with personal expenses for your snacks or drinking water.
To make you feel at home, you can try the continental dishes of your choice. However, do not forget to try Nepalese dishes like Dhhat Bhat. During the marching, finding the correct taste of your food is not always possible. But you can explain to the chef of your lodge or tea house the process of preparing your meal.
Essential Information for Manaslu Trekking Expedition:
As per the government, the passport must have validation of over six months at entry. You can apply for a tourist visa with at least one empty page in the passport.
For entry and exit, you need currency of US$ 5000; no pure uncorked gold, up to 50 grams of gold jewelry, or 500 grams of silver. Fifteen days visa costs U $25 and allows you multiple entries within a certain period. The visa extension fee within a valid visa period is US$3 per day. A Visa extension with multiple entrances costs an additional US$25. For a visa extension, the late fee is US$5 per day after it expires. You can also apply for a visa online by going to the official Nepali immigrant site of the country.
Safety measures during the trek regarding COVID:
Per the government’s safety measures, a trekker must do a PCR test within 72 hours before the flight. For entry into the country, a trekker must have a negative result against COVID -19. In case of a positive outcome, a trekker must remain under quarantine until they receive a negative PCR. That is how the government of Nepal has regulated the new updates for the safety measure against CORONA.
Altitude Sickness and Proper Acclimatization:
When you climb up to a higher altitude, it is apparent that you suffer from altitude sickness. It is because your body needs an adequate period to adapt to the climatic temperature. However, to prevent you from such illness, our team agency set a suitable way of acclimatization while traveling in the elevation. It is by letting your body rest. Here is why you must not walk over a distance in a day during the Manaslu trekking Expedition. You must stay overnight in the tea houses and lodges after walking for 6 – 7 hours daily.
When you plan to embark on an adventurous vacation, it is wise to add travel insurance. There are many travel agencies in Nepal that provide you with trekking services. But there are most minor of them that grant you travel insurance. However, our team of Peregrine treks and tours allows your travel insurance. It is beneficial in case of sudden incidents like losses of baggage and passport, the requirement of a rescue team or first aid kits while trekking, etc.
Internet and electricity Facilities:
During the 15 days trip to Manaslu Trekking Expedition, you will have internet and electricity access while inside the hotel in Kathmandu. However, when you set out for march from Soti Khola, it is wholly uncertain whether to always access WIFI and electricity. Due to the diversity in topography, it is hard to find a network in most places.
Although, our team makes sure to reserve your accommodation in the lodges or tea houses with internet and electricity facilities. But sometimes, if you get into a remote town, then it is not accessible. Fewer times, you must charge the lodges or tea houses with personal expenses to use the internet and electricity facilities during the period of marching as well.
Trekking is fine when they care about the feelings of local people. Yes, it is prominent in the land of cultural diversity for a guest to respect the cultural norms of those people. You must be a responsible traveler when you set out for the trek. Always make sure that you do not harm cultural feelings.
After you plan to mark up your mindset on a marching vacation around Nepal, Peregrine treks and tours are always there for your service. To make a booking for you or with your team, you can visit our booking page on our website. With an online booking facility, we accept visa cards, bank transfers, Master Cards, American Express cards, and discover networks. Once you make the payment, make sure to send us the screenshot of the booking confirmation.
Booking Cancellation Process:
You are always free to cancel your booking, but there are certain charges you will have to bear, as follows:
- Confirm your reservation with US$ 99; 60 days before the departure.
- If you reserve later than 60 days of departure, you must pay 25% of your tour’s price.
Here the reservation amount is nonrefundable as our team has already spent it on your travel expenses of accommodation and ticket.
Permits & regulations:
A total of three different special permits issued by the Government of Nepal, Ministry of Home Affairs, and Department of Immigration at Kalikasthan, Dillibazar, Kathmandu are required for Manaslu Trekking Expedition permits. There are three different special permits available, each with a Fee.
1. Manaslu Restricted Permit Fee:
From December to August (Winter, Spring, and Summer), a Manaslu trek permit will cost USD 50 for the first seven days and USD 7 for each additional day.
2. Permit Fee for Manaslu Conservation Area: [Revised]
SAARC MCAP Entry Fee: NRs.1000 per person
Other nationals’ MCAP entry Fee: NRs.3000 per person.
3. Permit Fee for Annapurna Conservation Area (ACAP): [Revised]
SAARC ACAP Entry Fee: NRs. 1000 per person
Other nationals’ ACAP entry Fee: NRs.3000 per person.
If you choose Tsum Valley as a side trip, you will need to purchase an additional permit – Tsum Valley permit. For one week, it will cost USD 35 per person.
You can continue on the Annapurna Circuit Trek or the Annapurna Base Camp route. You must apply for a TIMS card. It will cost USD 10 per person.
Why book Manaslu Trekking Expedition with Peregrine Treks?
Offering you the massive chances to visit the land of the Himalayas is normal, but the Manaslu trek is something more than that. Peregrine treks and tours never fail to impress their trekkers with complete safety and rejoice in the journey of 15 days. Whenever you require any arrangement, Peregrine treks always stand in your support to make a way to welcome you back in the future. At an affordable price, make a reasoning trip with us and experience the glory of the Manaslu region trekking.
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Useful to know
- Say Namaste and greet with a smile.
- Do walk in a group
- Consult a guide for any information you require.
- Inform your guide if you experience discomfort or extreme fatigue.
- Capture the once-in-a-lifetime moments with your camera.
- Do not belittle other cultures or religions.
- Take no photographs of locals without their permission.
- Try not to be shocked and surprised if people stare at you; they’re just wondering about you.
- Don’t bring any lethal weapons with you.
- Avoid harming plants, birds, and wild animals.
- Don’t be afraid to decline vendors’ offers politely.
Best Time for Manaslu Trekking Expedition
Mount Manaslu’s remoteness and adventure draw visitors from all over the world every year. The best seasons for a Mount Manaslu Trekking Expedition are spring and autumn. During this time, the temperature is also moderate, and the scenarios are well visible.
Furthermore, marching through the Winter and monsoon seasons is entirely risky. Trekking and expeditions become complex and challenging due to the continuous heavy rain showers. The trails are slippery and muddy, with the possibility of landslides and floods. Around mid-December, the people of Samdo village relocate to lower areas to escape the cold. As a result, many teahouses are closed, with only a few remaining to look after the town. The months of March to May provide sufficient opportunity to celebrate with nature. The trails are full of colorful flowers and greenery, as well as stunning views of the mountains. During this month, the routes are not particularly overcrowded. Hence, the best and busiest months are late September to early December. The weather is pleasant, and the view of the magnificent mountains is spectacular. Throughout the trials, you are surrounded by breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks.
Manaslu Trekking Expedition Region Climate
Temperatures differ depending on the climatic zone. Summer temperatures in the subtropical region range from 31 to 34 °C/ 88-93 °F and winter temperatures range from 8 to 13 °C/ 46-55 °F.
Similarly, in the temperate zone, summer temperatures range from 22 to 25 °C/72-77 °F, and winter temperatures range from -2 to -6 °C/28-43 °F. Snow and frost are possible from this point.
The annual temperature in the sub-alpine region ranges from 6 to 10 °C/43- 50 °F. This zone receives snowfall from December to May. Because the arctic region is located in the permanent snowline zone, the temperature is consistently below freezing.
Essential Equipment for Manaslu Trekking Expedition
Upper Body – Head / Ears / Eyes
- Sun Hat
- Woolen Hat
- Sunglasses with UV Protection
- Head Torch
- Inner Gloves
- Windproof Gloves
- Hand Warmer
- Down Jacket (Feather Jacket)
- Waterproof Jackets
- Hiking Trousers
- Thermal Layers
- Trekking Shirts
- Trekking Boots
- Leg Warmer
Medicines And First Aid Kits
Please remember that Peregrine’s team will carry the first-aid kit bag during the Manaslu Trekking Expedition. However, we still suggest that you bring your first-aid kit with you.
- Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude-related headaches
- Ibuprofen for general aches and pains
- Immodium or Pepto Bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea
- Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness
- Anti-infection ointments
- Lip balm (At least SPF 20)
- Sunscreen (SPF 40)
Miscellaneous, but Important!
- Passport and extra passport photos (3 copies)
- Airline tickets
- Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport
- Rain Coats and Bag Covers
- Water bottle
- Water purification Iodine tablets
- Toiletry kit (Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.)
- Adjustable trekking poles
- Favorite snack foods (No more than 2 pounds)
- Paperback, cards, mp3 player, headphones
- Power Bank
- Cameras (Memory cards, chargers, and also batteries)
- Pee bottle for men and pee funnel for women
Please note that this is just a guide.
Where is Manaslu Base Camp located?
Manaslu Base Camp trek locates at 5106 meters at Larke La pass.
How long is this trek?
Peregrine offers the classic trek of 15 days towards Manaslu Base camp. In this, you must trek for 12 days.
Which is the best time for Manaslu Trekking Expedition?
Spring is the best time to do this trek, as clear weather ensures better mountain views. However, the trial can also be done in autumn and during the monsoon.
How fit do I need to be for Manaslu Trekking Expedition?
You must be actively strong; even sometimes, it is difficult for immensely fit people.
How long do I need to walk per day?
You will need to walk 6 – 7 hours a day on average.
What is the highest altitude of this trek?
Larkya La Pass (5106 m) is the highest point of this trek.
How is the accommodation?
There are good teahouses in the Manaslu Region with warm and comfortable rooms.
Do I get Internet facilities during the Manaslu trekking Expedition?
Yes, you get Internet facilities in most of the places on the trek. But lodges often charge separately for Internet browsing.
Do I need to hire a guide/agency for the Manaslu trekking Expedition?
No, you must have two or more trekkers to trek around the Manaslu region. However, along with a team, we advise you to take along a guide or porter as there is difficulty in topography and unpredictable weather. Hiring an agency is best for you as it will take care of every arrangement.