Manaslu Circuit Trek Cost and Itinerary

Manaslu Circuit Trek Cost and Itinerary
28/Oct/2023

Manaslu Circuit Trek Cost and Itinerary are crucial for trekking adventures in the Far North Mid-West Himalaya range Nepal. Manaslu Circuit Trek covers all of its massive range from North, East to South. It extends to some areas of the Manang and Lamjung districts. Where the main high area of Manaslu remains as a restricted country.

The cost and itinerary of Manaslu Circuit Trek fall as one of the expensive regions for foreign trekkers and adventurers. Where interested persons have to join with proper local trekking agents, fully authorized by the Nepal Government Tourism Department.

Can Manaslu Circuit Trek be done alone?

Since, other popular mainstream trekking areas where FIT (free individual travelers) can trek on their own, without the support of guides and porters or joining with local trekking companies. But on Manaslu Circuit Trek, a single or solo person cannot trek on their own, it is not allowed.  One must join a local company and require a minimum of two people for the Manaslu Circuit trek.

Moreover, trekkers on joining with local companies have to obtain special permits for Manaslu Trek with other necessary permits also. Besides, Special Restricted Area (RAP), MCAP Permit (Manaslu Conservation Area Project) and ACAP permit (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) should be included too.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Cost and Itinerary depend on trekking seasons:

September to November: US $ 100 per person for the first week of seven days with an additional US$ 15 per person and per day from a week onwards.

December to August: USD$ 75 per person for the first seven days with an additional US$ 10 per person per day after a week onwards.

Above are the first step of Manaslu Circuit Trek Cost. On the other hand, the rest of the price includes price per trip packages offered by respective local or foreign companies.

Usually, Manaslu Circuit Trek Cost varies from the standard of services and the number of trekking days. Not only cost but the itinerary also varies according to the chosen package.

Manaslu trip cost for Standard service

This itinerary includes all standard package services as required for Manaslu Circuit. Eventually, the standard package is costly in comparison to the basic package.

The average cost comes to US$ 1, 480 per person in the group of a minimum of 2-5 pax. Special permit not added which is extra as mentioned above as per season-wise.

Again, the cost is about US$ 1,260 per person in the group of a minimum of 6-10 pax. And, a special permit is not added too.

Outline of the Manaslu Trek itinerary

1st Day: Main arrival in Kathmandu 1,320 m via various airlines.

2nd DayIn Kathmandu with a sightseeing tour and trek preparation.

3rd Day: Drive to Soti-Khola 740 m via Arughat town 710 – 07 hrs.

4th Day: To Machha-Khola 925 m – 06 hrs.

5th Day : Trek to Dovan 1,070 m via Tatopani (Hot Spring) – 06 hrs.

6th Day:Walk to Jagat 1,345 – 05 hrs.

7th Day: Trekking to Dyang 2,130 m via Philim 1,570 m – 06 hrs.

8th Day: Trek to Bihe 1,990 m -05 hrs.

9th Day: Trek to Namrung 2,630 m – 05 hrs.

10th Day: Trek to Lo-Gaon 3,180 m – 05 hrs.

11th Day: Trek to Sama-Gaon 3,530 m -05 hrs.

12th Day: At Sama-Gaon rest day for acclimatization and local excursion.

13th Day: Trek to Samdo 3,690 m – 05 hrs.

14th Day: Trek to Larke Phedi / Dharma-Sala 4,470 m – 04 hrs.

15th Day: Cross Larke La 5,106 m and descend to Bhimthang 3,790 m -08 hrs.

16th Day: Trek to Gho 2,760 m – 05 hrs.

17th Day: Trek to Dharapani 1,725 m -05 hrs.

18th Day: Drive to Besisar town 780 m – 03 hrs.

19th Day: Drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

20th Day: Spare day in Kathmandu for individual activities and tours.

Final DayInternational departure to respective countries homeward bound.

Besides the above cost as per the standard Itinerary for Manaslu Circuit Trek, where some people can choose an itinerary of fewer days with only a trekking portion with other facilities offered by a local company.

 Minimum trip cost for basic services:

The average Cost with basic service is US$ 1,160 per person in the group of a minimum of 2-5 pax. Special permit not included in the cost. It is extra as mentioned above as per season-wise.

The average cost will be US$ 990 per person in the group of a minimum of 6-10 pax. Besides, Special permit is not added again.

Itinerary for Basic service Manaslu Circuit Trek

1st Day: Drive to Soti-Khola 740 m via Arughat town 710 – 07 hrs.

2nd Day: Trek to Machha-Khola 925 m – 06 hrs.

3rd Day: Walk to Dovan 1,070 m via Tatopani (Hot Spring) – 06 hrs.

4th Day: To Jagat 1,345 – 05 hrs.

5th Day: Dyang 2,130 m via Philim 1,570 m – 06 hrs.

6th Day: To Bihe 1,990 m -05 hrs.

7th Day: Trekking to Namrung 2,630 m – 05 hrs.

8th Day: Short walk to Lo-Gaon 3,180 m – 05 hrs.

9th Day: Trek to Sama-Gaon 3,530 m -05 hrs.

10th Day: At Sama-Gaon rest day for acclimatization and local excursion.

11th Day:  Samdo 3,690 m – 05 hrs.

12th Day: Trek to Larke Phedi / Dharma-Sala 4,470 m – 04 hrs.

13th Day: Cross Larke La 5,106 m and descend to Bhimthang 3,790 m -08 hrs.

14th Day: Trek to Gho 2,760 m – 05 hrs.

15th Day: Till Dharapani 1,725 m -05 hrs.

Last Day: Drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

CONCLUSION

Lastly, Manaslu Circuit Trek is undoubtedly wilderness and full of adventures.

Furthermore, Trekkers also can extend the Manaslu Circuit Trek with Tsum Valley or continue trek towards Annapurna Circuit. Crossing Thorang-La passes from the Manang area and drives from Jomsom to Pokhara is also the best alternative route.

Lastly, Manaslu Region Trekking is the best option for Trekkers who love a peaceful environment filled with the wilderness. Equally, you will witness the divine beauty of nature. Also, the diverse rich cultures and traditions along the trails will hold your heart for sure.

In conclusion, Manaslu Circuit Trek Cost and Itinerary vary according to the packages and services you choose. So, enjoy this Trekking which is not yet explored by travelers.