Manaslu Trek: All You Need to Know

  • Jul 31, 2022
  • Alpine Ramble Treks

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Manaslu Circuit Trek is a classic off-the-beaten trek in Nepal with the less-crowded that located only 119 m away from the distance north of Kathmandu

Although the Manaslu Circuit Trek is a relatively moderate, and a bit more expensive trek than the Annapurna or Langtang trek in Nepal due to the declaration of the restricted area of Nepal.

It is a challenging route in terms of high altitude where the oxygen level is low but very quieter with less number of trekkers compared to other classic Everest or any other popular treks in Nepal.

The 12- Day traditional trek is ideal for both experienced trekkers as well as beginner travel enthusiasts who have never been to the mountains before. This itinerary is designed for all of them to make the trek more in shape sense as it allows the day for acclimatization during the trek itself.

However, the Manaslu Circuit trek is one of the best teahouse treks in Nepal that provides an incredible opportunity to negotiate through beautiful Gurung villages, varied landscapes, Peaceful high Himalayan valleys, and noticeable waterfalls, ancient monasteries, densely forested areas, flora, and fauna.

Likewise, this spectacular trans-Himalayan trail to Manaslu also offers you the magnificent spectacle of the Alpine glaciers and mountains including Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, Jugal Himal, Ganja La Pass, and so on.

Manaslu valley is protected as a Manaslu conservation area, one of the largest national parks in terms of land in the Himalayas. However, this area is renowned as a home to a profusion of alien animals and species of birds.

Travelers can spot plenty of wild animals including snow leopards, langur, red panda, Himalayan tahr, musk deer, along with hundred species of birds like Himalayan monal, white-winged redstart, the Snow Patridge, white-winged monal, and many more on a lucky day.


Manaslu Trek Facts

Trip Duration

12 Days

Maximum Altitude

5,180 at Larke-La

Trip Difficulty

Moderate- challenging



Walking Duration

5-6 hours per day

Best Time to Trek

Autumn and Spring

Group Size

1 Person Minimum


Highlights of Manaslu Trek

  • Manaslu Trek is a relatively moderate hike into one of the finest off-the-beaten-tracks in Nepal with fantastic Himalayan views
  • Trekking into the quieter area of Nepal with a few trekkers.
  • Relish the stunning spectacles Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Annapurna, and many more
  • Cross the vantage point of Larke-La at the elevation of 5180m above sea level.
  • Travel around the beautiful Gurung villages and get a more in-depth insight into their cultures, foods, heritages, tradition, and lifestyles.
  • Discover rare animals like the snow leopard, red panda, langur, Mountain Thar, and musk deer.
  • Visit the ancient monasteries along the way  
  • Visit the several local settlements to learn their language and meet the local people to interact.
  • Cross the beautiful suspension bridges, witness the gorgeous waterfalls, printed mani walls,  and vegetation valley


Getting There and Away

Starting of the Manaslu Trek

A fascinating journey to Manaslu Trek begins with an 8-hour drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola. It covers about a 166 km drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola in total distance.

The drive with the beautiful views in the distance through the local village is an amazing experience. Although, the muddy and rough mountain road is a reasonably long journey than having traveled by a private jeep; the trekkers can opt for a private reserve jeep reserve of a sharing local bus that allows many passengers along the way and stops frequently to get out of more load of passengers wherever possible.

Taking an option of a local bus, the local bus departs every morning (a daily routine) from New Bus Park from 6 to 8 AM standard Nepali time.

However, the local bus is relatively cheaper and it costs from $7 to $10 depending upon the seasons you travel and also the transportation companies, the price more tourists is slightly higher than locals for the bus transportations.

Since this route has limited buses every morning, you are likely expected to have congested seats that are filled by many passengers on a local bus. An extra safety measure is required if you are traveling by local bus. The passengers are too many and do not care about spoiling each other.

Having said that, the local jeep is a comfortable way to travel on this route with your own privacy but it costs somewhere between $160-$180 to reserve and it can be adjusted for a group of 7 people max in a jeep.

Ending of the Manaslu Trek

The ending point of the Manaslu Trek is at Besisahar. However, there is a connecting route to Thorong La pass in the Annapurna circuit trek from Dharapani, you need to add another 8 days or above on top of your Manaslu trek to complete the Annapurna circuit trek if you are interested or ready to take a challenge on this adventure too. Otherwise, just follow the normal route to Besisahar from where you’ll be retracing back to Kathmandu by local bus at the end of the journey.


Outline Itinerary of Manaslu Trek

Day 1:Drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola (710m/2328 ft)

Day 2:Trek from Soti Khola - Machha Khola (900m/2952 ft)

Day 3:Trek from Machha Khola -Jagat (1410m/ 4625 ft)

Day 4:Trek from Jagat - Deng (1,804m/5917 ft])

Day 5:Trek from Deng - Namrung (2630m/8626ft)

Day 6:Trek from Namrung – Samagaon (3530m/11,578 ft)

Day 7:Aclimatization day, visit Pungyen gompa

Day 8:Trek from Samagaon - Samdo (3860m/12,660 ft)

Day 9:Trek from Samdo - Dharamsala/Larkya B. C. (4460m/14, 628 ft)

Day 10:Ascend to Larkya La (5160m/16, 924 ft) - Bimthang (3720m/12, 201 ft)

Day 11:Trek from Bhimtang to Dharapani (1920 m)

Day 12:Drive from Dharapani to Kathmandu via Besisahar by local jeep/ bus


Manaslu Trek Itinerary detailed 


Day 1:Drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola (710m/2328 f)

Today, we set off early in the morning for Sotikhola, you will be picked up by your guide at your hotel and you all will be traveling to SotiKhola. During the drive from Kathmandu, we enjoy views of the greenery and some authentic Nepalese countryside along.

The bus ride from Kathmandu to Dhading Besi Halfway through today's journey will be on the paved road but the drive from Dhanding Bensi to Arughat/ SotiKhola will be on a rough road for 4 hours something to Sotikhola, upon arrival at SotiKhola, you will be taking a rest at the guest house and stay overnight with the very first mountain food,

  • Hotel
  • 6/7 hrs
  • Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • 710 m

Day 2:Trek from Soti Khola - Machha Khola (900m/2952 ft)

We have an easy trekking trail from Soti Khola, passing through beautiful villages, stunning waterfalls with amazing landscapes to Machhi Khola (A fish stream). Overnight at lodge.

  • Trekking lodge
  • 4/5 hrs
  • Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • 1050 m

Day 3:Trek from Machha Khola -Jagat (1410m/ 4625 ft)

Today our trek starts after breakfast, along the Budi river of boulder rock on the reviver. We are Passing the village of Khola Besi, a natural hot spring on the way than from the hot spring the trails gently climb over a bridge and we see the beautiful landscape and awesome mountains view then finally arrive at Jagat, Jagat is a beautiful flagstone village square in the village has Police checkpoints and we are entering Manaslu conservation area from here, Overnight at lodge.

  • Trekking lodge
  • 6 hrs
  • Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • 1410 m


Day 4:Trek from Jagat - Deng (1,804m/5917 ft])

Today we have a short climb up to Yaru Besi then trails climb on steps to a waterfall. Cross the stream on a crooked wooden bridge then after that you walk through the villages and pass the couples scenic and typical villages and then gently walk on a river then you are in the Deng, overnight at lodge.

  • Trekking lodge
  • 6 hrs
  • Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • 1804 m


Day 5:Trek from Deng - Namrung (2630m/8626ft)

We have a lower trail towering by boulder rock and crossing a suspension bridge, Deng then after crossing the bridge short climb up to gentle climb now rails continuously into the dense forest of rhododendron, pine, fir, and juniper and rhododendron blooming in March/April. Namrung village lies in the middle of the green forest with the police station for permit checks, and overnight at the lodge.

  • Trekking lodge
  • 6 hrs
  • Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • 2630


Day 6:Trek from Namrung – Samagaon (3530m/11,578 ft)

Today is an amazing day. We will see the excellent Mountain View closer and scenic landscape, and the massive Manaslu Himalayan range a short walk from Namrung village. After a few hours' walk from the hotel, you reach a river which is followed down by Pungyen glaciers.

I will follow the brunch trail reverse of the stream with ascending and then walk on yak pasture to Gompa with an incredible view of the Himalayas and the small valley. After having a packed lunch and taking photographs, we trek to Samagaun, and overnight at the lodge.

  • Trekking lodge
  • 6 hrs
  • Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • 3530 m


Day 7:Aclimatization day, visit Pungyen gompa

Today we went to visit the large village Gompa, this Gompa is known locally as Ro. The large village gompa is visible in the distance nestled against a wooded moraine at the far end of a valley and then the trails to the Lake then we leave the lake the trails start to Manaslu Base Camp.

  • Trekking lodge
  • 2 hrs
  • Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • 4200 m


Day 8:Trek from Samagaon - Samdo (3860m/12,660 ft)

Today we start gradually up on the bottom of Mt. Manaslu, leading on the south bank of the river through shrubs, and beautiful landscapes after a short wooden bridge, bringing Samdo, the last village on the Manaslu trail before Larkya La Pass, Overnight at lodge.

  • Trekking lodge
  • 4 hrs
  • Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • 3860 m


Day 9:Trek from Samdo - Dharamsala/Larkya B. C. (4460m/14, 628 ft)

The trail will be leading a scenic walk to the Himalayas. It gradually goes up on the barren area with beautiful landscape, spectacular view of north Manaslu as well as glaciers. We are Crossing some streams on the way and passing the popular old market called Larkey Bazaar.

Eastern trail leading to the border of Tibet but we take southern trail keep-climbing gradually up to Dharamsala, Overnight at lodge.

  • Trekking lodge
  • 4 hrs
  • Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • 4460 m


Day 10:Ascend to Larkya la (5160m/16, 924 ft) - Bimthang (3720m/12, 201 ft)

Today is one of the most challenging and exciting days of our trek. We started the trek early in the morning, ascending nearly 700m up Larkya La Pass on the rocky. As we walk up we'll see the brilliant golden color sunrise over the Himalayas.

Larkya La Pass is a challenging and tough pass but as you climb higher, you will be surprised and impressed by seeing the closest view of the massive Himalayas. At the summit we take photographs, then we descend nearly 1250m with a great view of the Himalayan, glacier, and a sparkling lake in the middle of the glacier. Then as we reach Bhimtang we will have a very good rest in Lodge, an overnight lodge.

  • Trekking lodge
  • 7/8 hrs approx
  • Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • 5160 m


Day 11:Trek from Bhimtang to Dharapani (1920 m)

today we are descending, crossing the few villages and more interspersed with rhododendron and oaks forests we walk on the north bank as we trek into the tile, we leave the village and cross the Dudh Khola and trek along the river embankment then trails follow through the scrub forests to Dharapani, we are now the junction of the tails and the remainder of the trek follows the first days of Annapurna circuit trek, Overnight at lodge.

  • Trekking lodge
  • 5 hrs
  • Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • 1920 m


Day 12:Drive from Dharapani to Kathmandu via Besisahar by local jeep/ bus

On the final day of our journey, today's drive from Dharapani to Kathmandu via Besi Sahar offers one an opportunity to enjoy both hill and mountain landscapes all the way to the historical city of Kathmandu.

The first part of the drive will be on the bumping road from Dharapani to Besisahar for a few hours. Upon arrival in Besisahar, we will take some time to eat lunch before we make our final journey back to Kathmandu, from Besisahar, the bus ride will be smooth on the pave to Kathmandu enjoying the view of the Mountains along the Marsyangdi and Trishuli rivers.

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be welcomed back to your hotel by our crew and about to celebrate the successful completion of our journey, so, after taking some rest at the hotel then we will have a farewell dinner in the evening all together and remaining of time in Kathmandu will be explored by yourself.

  • Trekking lodge
  • 7 hrs
  • Breakfast + Lunch
  • 1350 m


Manaslu Trek and Annapurna circuit Treks Extension

If your time permits you to extend the trek then combine it with the Annapurna circuit trek, which is one of the classic treks in Nepal that starts from Dharapani for this itinerary. It can be taken another week-long to complete this trek.

This trek is beautiful in a different sense of the mountains and culture. A little bit more crowded trail than the Manaslu, the facilities are wider here than the Manaslu. 

You will stay a few nights at several local villages before crossing the Throng-La the highest trekking pass in Nepal, located at an altitude of 5416 meters above sea level.

As soon as, you cross the Throng La, then you will be trekking to the different valley called Mustang with the different atmosphere and views of its landscape. 

Day 1:Drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola (710m/2328 ft)

Day 2:Trek from Soti Khola - Machha Khola (900m/2952 ft)

Day 3:Trek from Machha Khola -Jagat (1410m/ 4625 ft)

Day 4:Trek from Jagat - Deng (1,804m/5917 ft])

Day 5:Trek from Deng - Namrung (2630m/8626ft)

Day 6:Trek from Namrung – Samagaon (3530m/11,578 ft)

Day 7:Aclimatization day, visit Pungyen gompa

Day 8:Trek from Samagaon - Samdo (3860m/12,660 ft)

Day 9:Trek from Samdo - Dharamsala/Larkya B. C. (4460m/14, 628 ft)

Day 10:Ascend to Larkya La (5160m/16, 924 ft) - Bimthang (3720m/12, 201 ft)

Day 11:Trek from Bhimtang to Dharapani (1920 m)

Day 12: Dharapani- Chame

Day 13: Chame- Pisang

Day 14: Pinsag - Manang

Day 15: Rest Day 

Day 16: Manag- Yak Kharka

Day 17: Yak Kharka- Throng Phedi

Day 18: Throng Phedi- Muktinath

Day 19 : Trek to Jomsom and drive bak to Pokhara

Day 20: Drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara


Best Time to Travel in Manalsu 

Trekking to Manaslu is possible throughout the year if you are prepared a little extra. However, the Spring season (March to May) right after the winter (Dec to Feb) and in Autumn season (September to November) right after the soaking monsoon or rainy season are the two most popular periods to visit for trekking in Nepal including the Manaslu region.

The temperature on most of the days during the Autumn is moderate and stable and offers a crystal clear sky and sensational views of its landscape. The weather permits perfectly to go to the mountain for trekking in the Himalayas during this time of the year. It is perfect for walking without any worry about the weather and temperature. The view at this time is spectacular; you get to witness the incredible scenery of the Himalayas throughout the trek.

Trekking in the spring season is the best time of the year. Also, the temperature is slightly warmer these days than in the Autumn season, and the sky is clear. The view is exceptional during the months of the Spring season.

The winter season is not as favorable as the Autumn and Spring seasons to go on a trek in the mountains. This season brings cold and harsh weather and it is extremely old out in the mountains, especially at the higher elevations of the trek.

Most of the places are covered by the thick snow on the trails making the journey hard to walk and adjust to the extreme weather. Although, the skies are out of the clouds and the views are amazing almost every day. Trekking in winter is still worth it if you prepared well with extra warm clothes.

Monsoon in Nepal is not a good time of the year for trekking, most of the trekking trails are washed by the landslide and the days are wet, so there is almost no chance to see the clear sky.

Trekking in Manaslu is not a list of the recommendation but smaller treks like Poon Hill, Dhampush trek, and Nagarkot hike for at least 2-5 days are still doable with the low expectations of the views.

On the trails, there is always a high chance of getting leeches, rain, and clouds, you may be lucky to see the mountains sometimes. It is a warmer but wet season.

How Difficult is Langtang Valley Trek?

Manaslu Trek is one of the high-altitude treks in Nepal. It is a reasonably moderate – challenging trek that takes you to the highest elevation of 5180 meters (Larke La) above sea level.

This is the highest elevation point of the Manaslu trek. Therefore, Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is one of the noteworthy intimidation factors while trekking in the Manaslu region. Travelers should aware of taking all the necessary precautions while traveling at such a high elevation area.

Some healthy foods and liquids can help a lot to avoid getting high altitude sickness. Insisting on drinking plenty of water, soups, and good sleep at night is a must.

While planning to visit Nepal for trekking in the Himalayas, you are required to have good preparation beforehand. Especially, the weather is always unpredictable in the Himalayas.

Therefore, it is essential to pack complete trekking equipment for trekking to Manaslu. If you are well prepared and ready to step out to this mountain? Then this trek is not that difficult as long as you have determination and passion for adventure trekking.

In addition to this, this trek can be done by any individual experienced and inexperienced enthusiast with a little bit extra effort. While this trek might be comparatively easy for experienced trekkers, it doesn’t mean the beginners should stop doing it, the beginners can also do this trek with extra care in terms of the food, health, and fitness level that you have.

This trek does demand a certain level of physical fitness and attitude but it can be easier to succeed who are physically and mentally fit. If you are a beginner and keen to be part of this trekking experience then start exercising, jogging, walking, games, and mediations. These are the best way to prepare for your next trip to the Himalayas.


What Permits are Required for the Manaslu Trek?

The Manaslu Trek belongs to the Manaslu conservation area which has been declared one of the restricted areas of Nepal for an obvious reason.

Trekking in the Manaslu region required a special permit called a restricted Manaslu trekking permit that would cost somewhere between $75-$125 USD for a week and if you stay longer than a week in this region it would cost $10 dollar extra per day.

Note: The costs might be slightly different for the SAARC country's travelers. However, you also need to have the Manaslu conservation permits and TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) alongside your special permits and the normal Manaslu conservations area permit costs only $30 and $10 dollars each for the TIMS card.

All of these permits including the restricted permits can be issued at the following offices in Kathmandu, Nepal.Nepal

TIMS Card                                                                                                Trekkers Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) Secretaries at Maligaun or Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) or Trekkers Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) Secretariat in Kathmandu.

Manaslu Conservation area permits                                                     Immigration to Nepal

Special Manaslu Permit                                                                          Nepal Tourism Board (NTB)


To issue all of these respective trekking permits, you need to have your hard-passport copy, 2 passport size photos, and travel insurance.

Travel Insurance for the Malasu Trek

Travel insurance is a must wherever you go, especially trekking in the mountains. Having travel insurance is an excellent idea if you’re planning to trek to the Manaslu region at such a high altitude area.

It is a safety guard for your travel to make your journey more worthwhile and enjoyable. It helps to secure your life at any cost from any coroners of this virtual world. While trekking in such high elevations, any of us may come across unexpected Cirumaintaces or situations at any time anywhere.

Therefore, it is indispensable to have our travel insurance for trekking to Manaslu.

There are a few things that you need to ask your travel insurance companies while purchasing.

  • Your travel insurance policy must cover the medical evacuation including the emergency helicopter rescue from the High Mountains up to 6000 meters.
  • The travel insurance may cover the loss of bags, flights, and damage to anything such as a camera, cell phone, theft, natural disasters, or any other unexpected event while traveling. Make sure to call them or email them twice to be sure that all of these are covered just in case.


Accommodation and Food

For accommodation on Manaslu Trek, you will typically stay at the trekking lodges or teahouses. The rooms are very basic at the tea houses and it is completely out of the luxury life, the teahouse on a trek provides common normal rooms with beds, blankets, pillows, and a small table.

However, all of the teahouses in this area also provide good food, and basic amenities like wi-fi, a hot shower, and charging facilities. The food you will eat at the same place where you sleep overnight is a mountain culture in NEPAL. They will be serving all the meals to their guests at their lodge.

In addition to the foods, there are a wide variety of food items to choose from on the menu but as you go higher there are limited, but portions of the food will be quite substantial and filling.

Normally, the menu of the tea house offers special Local food called Dal Bhat, Pasta, Chowmein, omelet, fried potatoes, Bread, noodles, pancakes, Chapati, and soups. The meat in the mountain is available but it is not recommended in the mountains.

The costs for a room in this area range from $5-10, as you get higher on the trail, teahouses provide only essential services with twin shared rooms. Most of the rooms have two single beds with a thin mattress, a pair of bed sheets, and a cushion in this area.

Every hotel/ tea house in this area has toilets, basically outside of the room in the lodge. It is usually on a sharing basis with the bucket water supply.

If you would like to get the facilities like a hot shower, wifi, and charging facilities, you have to pay the additional amount that usually the company does not include.


Packing List for Manaslu Trek

Head Wears:

  • Headlights: Had lamps with the extra pairs of batteries
  • Cap or Hat Sun Protection: Take a good hat for your face protection from the sun in the mountain.
  • Beanie: It is super important for your trek, carry at least 2 warm beanies to keep you warm, especially during the evening and night while trekking.
  • Neck Gaiter: It is a small scarf that saved your neck from the cold temperature, and winds and also helps you stay protected from the dust.


  • Hiking Boots: Buy a proper pair of waterproof hiking boots for this trek. The comfortable boot makes your trip easier and more enjoyable.
  • Sandals: Few pairs of sandals are required.
  • Hiking Socks: At least 4-5 pair of light andwarm breathable hiking socks.
  • Thermal Socks: Carry one or two pairs of thermal socks to keep your feet protected from the cold in the higher altitudes.

Hand Wear:

  • Inner Gloves: Carry a pair of thinner and lighter inner gloves as they can be useful when the temperature is moderate during the trek and they can be used in the cold temperature under the big gloves.

  • Outer Gloves: Pack a pair of warmer and thicker gloves that can be used in the higher part of the trek in the cool temperatures, the outer gloves need to be insulated, warm, and waterproof.


  • Day backpack up to 50 L
  • Duffle bag for the porter if you taking a porter for the trek, it should be water residents
  • A Little stuff sack for your passport and phone

Personal Clothing:

  • Hiking Shirt: Pack a few pairs of hiking/trekking t-shirts at least 2-3 quick-dry t-shirts both long and short sizes
  • Hiking/Trekking Trousers: Buy at least 2 hiking trousers warmer with thicker and thinner that suit your trek
  • Base Layer: Layers are important to stay protected from the cold at the high elevation at cold temperatures.
  • Lagging Layer: Pack a high-quality fleece jacket that keeps you warm up in the mountains.
  • Outer Layer: Take some good waterproof jackets for extreme weather since you are going to a very high elevation area on this trek.
  • Waterproof Shell Jacket: Make sure to carry proper water and a windproof jacket that protects you from wind and rain in the mountains.
  • Underwear Breathable: Pack 3-4 pairs of normal but breathable underwear for this trek


Sleeping bags and down jackets:

If you are trekking in Nepal especially at the high altitude in the Himalayas, Sleeping bags and down jackets are the most crucial gear while trekking. However, the local tea houses also provide normal blankets but it is not warm enough at this high altitude.

So the sleeping bags will be significantly helpful to help with your sleeping. The rooms in the mountains are very basic and there is always a chance to get the cool air from outside, but as long as you have your sleeping bag and normal blankets from your hosting lodge can help you to spend a good night's sleep.

Therefore, we highly advise trekkers to invest in a high-quality, 4-season sleeping bag and down jacket while trekking in Manaslu.

Main Accessories:

  • Hiking/Trekking Poles
  • A few proper Water Bottles
  • Basic Medical Kits including Diamox for the high altitude sickness 
  • UV Protection Sunglasses at least 2 pairs just in case
  • Water Purification Tablets or water purify light
  • A small Hand Sanitizers 
  • 2 small Lip Balm
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Portable Chargers for your camera and phones

Network Information

Most of the trekking areas of Nepal have no network access including Manaslu. But some lower part of this area has connection or receipt of both Ncell and NTC networks, although these facilities do not remain the same in the higher area of the region.

First 3 to 4 days, you will have access to NTC (Nepal Telecom ). However, the higher region has Sky Network which is the most preferred telecommunication service in the Manaslu region. This Network works throughout the entire trek, from the lower reaches up to the higher elevations.

Note that the phone services (Any Network) may not be reliable throughout the region. Due to the irregularity of networks in the Himalayas, it is also affected by the weather. Remember, most of the trekking lodges offer WiFi facilities at an additional cost along the way.


Useful Tips for Manaslu Circuit Trek

  • Make sure to pack the accurate essential gear for this trekking. If you are trekking with a local company or guide, they normally offer a free down jacket and sleeping bags which are the most expensive gear list, so you do not have to spend money on them if they do it for you. Ask them if it is provided for you. The rest of the other trekking gear can be brought to Kathmandu since there are a few hiking stores that offer basic to quality trekking and climbing gear.
  • As you are trekking in the upper reaches of the Manaslu, you’re at an invariable risk of suffering from acute mountain sickness (AMS). Be aware of your foods and drinking water. It is crucial to drink more water and take all the necessary precautions to protect yourself from altitude sickness. Eating healthy and good amounts of food may help you to avoid AMS.
  • If you are trekking to Manaslu, remember, that it is a multiple-day trek in the high altitudes that requires a certain level of physical fitness and a strong determination to succeed in the journey. Be sure of your health and fitness before going out to the mountains, it is not demanding but still a challenging trek in terms of the high elevation where you will be spending a few days.
  • Do some exercising and cardio-oriented activities like cycling, swimming, and running, a month before the trek.
  • Do not carry many bottles of empty water since every tea houses offer regular water to sell along the way
  • Invest a good amount of money in high-quality hiking boots and other trekking equipment including waterproof boots, jackets, t-shirts, socks, trousers, etc.
  • Look to purchase reliable travel insurance that covers both medical costs and helicopter evacuation before going to the Trek in Manaslu
  • Make sure you have all the essential trekking permits including special Manaslu trek and Conservation area permits.
  • Carry enough cash in rupees since the mountain does not have any ATMs on the trail.


The Conclusion

Manaslu Trek is one of the most beautiful treks in the Himalayas, A less-crowded trek with the most beautiful scenery of its landscape. This trek is a perfect opportunity for all of us who love to spend quality time in nature in a peaceful environment with an authentic experience and warm hospitality.

Manaslu Trek is an ideal choice for adventure enthusiasts who are looking to flee the massive crowd of Everest, Langtang, and Annapurna. This trek is an amazing journey in terms of a diverse landscape, unique culture, beautiful scenery, and panoramic mountain spectacles.


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