Manaslu Circuit Trek 16 Days Itinerary and Cost 2023/2024
The Manaslu circuit trek is one of the best and popular treks in Nepal. The trek takes you around Mt. Manaslu, the world’s eighth highest mountain. The 16 days Manaslu Circuit Trek will be an amazing trip for the people who want to explore unique places and who loves natural beauty.
The manaslu circuit trek is a 16 days trek that takes you through variety of stunning landscapes, high passes, traditional villages and Buddhist monasteries. While doing the trek you will be able to explore numerous mountains on the way such as: Mount Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Himal chuli, etc. The highest point in the trek is Larky la pass which offers stunning views. The trekkers will have a wonderful opportunity of visiting the beautiful manaslu conservation area and explore wide range of flora and fauna. The trekkers will pass through many Nepalese cultural heritage sites and traditional Tamang and Sherpa settlements. They can learn unique traditions and cultures and be part of the rural lifestyle. The trekkers will be amazed by the jaw dropping scenery and ancient cultures and traditions. The natural beauty of the forests, magical mountain ranges, flora and fauna, waterfalls, lakes and rivers in this region will make you fall in love with this beautiful trekking trip. The Manaslu Circuit trekking route provides a pure village hiking experience without the touch of modernization. The fascinating Manaslu circuit trek 16 days package will be full of adventures and thrills with beautiful touch of nature.
It will be a great trekking journey meeting with the locals, observing their cultures and lifestyles and exploring hidden wonders. Welcome Nepal treks provide this amazing Manaslu Circuit Trek 16 day’s package at a very reasonable price with high quality services and great hospitality. Trekkers who are seeking for challenging, rewarding and different trekking experience in Nepal must try Manaslu Circuit Trek. Book the 16 days Manaslu Circuit Trekking package with us and get a lifetime trekking experience.
Where is the Manaslu Circuit Trek located?
The Manaslu Circuit Trek is located in the Gorkha District of Nepal, in the western part of the country. The trek takes place in the Manaslu Conservation Area, which is named after Mount Manaslu, the eighth highest mountain in the world.
Manaslu Circuit Trek Elevation and altitude
The highest point of the trek is the Larkya La Pass, situated at an altitude of 5,160meters (16,930 feet). The pass serves as the boundary between the Manaslu region and the Annapurna region, and it offers awe-inspiring views of the surrounding mountains.
Manaslu Circuit Trek in Autumn (Sep-Nov)
Manaslu Circuit Trek in autumn season is considered one of the best times to undertake this adventure. During this season, the weather is generally stable, and the conditions are favorable for trekking. Autumn is the post-monsoon season in Nepal, which means the skies are clear, and the weather is relatively dry. Daytime temperatures in lower altitudes ranges from 15°C to 20°C (59°F to 68°F) and nighttime temperature ranges from 5°C to 10°C (41°F to 50°F). As you ascends to the higher altitude, daytime temperature ranges from 10°C to 15°C (50°F to 59°F) and nighttime temperature ranges from 0°C to -5°C (32°F to 23°F). The clear skies during autumn provide excellent visibility of the majestic peaks, including Mount Manaslu itself. This is a prime opportunity for photographers and nature enthusiasts to capture breathtaking vistas. The trails are generally in good condition after the monsoon season, as they have been washed clean and are less slippery than during the rainy season. This makes trekking more enjoyable and safer.
Manaslu Circuit Trek in Winter (Dec-Feb)
the Manaslu Circuit in winter presents a different set of challenges compared to trekking during other seasons. Winter is considered the off-season for trekking in the region due to the harsh weather conditions at higher altitudes. Daytime temperatures at lower altitudes might be around 10°C to 15°C (50°F to 59°F). Nighttime temperatures can drop significantly, often reaching below freezing point (-5°C to -15°C or 23°F to 5°F) at higher altitudes. Snowfall is common at higher elevations, and trails can be covered in snow and ice, making trekking more challenging. Snow and ice on the trails can make trekking more difficult and potentially hazardous, especially at higher passes. Slippery conditions and reduced visibility due to snow can slow down your progress and potentially limit the distances you can cover each day. the Manaslu Circuit in winter requires careful planning, appropriate gear, and a willingness to face more challenging conditions. If you decide to trek during this time, make sure you're well-prepared with warm clothing, proper footwear, and the necessary equipment for trekking in snowy and icy terrain.
Manaslu Circuit Trek in Spring (Mar-May)
Manaslu Circuit in spring, which generally spans from March to May, is considered one of the best times to undertake this adventure. Spring offers a combination of pleasant weather, clear skies, and blooming landscapes, making it a popular choice among trekkers. Daytime temperatures at lower altitudes can range from 15°C to 20°C (59°F to 68°F). Nighttime temperatures are milder than in winter, generally ranging from 5°C to 10°C (41°F to 50°F) at lower altitudes. At higher altitudes, temperatures during the day might be around 5°C to 10°C (41°F to 50°F), while nighttime temperatures could drop to around -5°C to 5°C (23°F to 41°F). The clear skies provide excellent visibility of the surrounding peaks, including Mount Manaslu, making it a great time for photography. Spring is when the flora in the region starts to come to life. The hillsides are covered with blooming rhododendron forests, creating a colorful and picturesque environment. Overall, trekking the Manaslu Circuit in spring offers a wonderful balance of comfortable weather, stunning landscapes, and manageable crowd levels.
Manaslu Circuit Trek in Monsoon (Jun-Aug)
Manaslu Circuit Trek during the monsoon seasons presents its own set of challenges and considerations. Monsoon season brings heavy rainfall to the region, particularly from July to August. Rainfall can lead to slippery trails, landslides, and swollen rivers. The humidity during this time can make trekking uncomfortable, and views may be obstructed by cloud cover. In lower altitude, day time temperature ranges from 20°C to 25°C (68°F to 77°F) and nighttime temperature ranges from 15°C to 20°C (59°F to 68°F) . As you ascends to the higher altitude, daytime temperature ranges from 15°C to 20°C (59°F to 68°F) and nighttime temperature ranges from 5°C to 10°C (41°F to 50°F). The monsoon season brings heavy and continuous rainfall to the region, which can result in muddy and slippery trails. The monsoon season is known for an increase in leach and insect activity. Trekkers should be prepared to deal with leaches and take precautions to prevent insect bites. Cloud cover and mist can obscure the mountain views that are often a highlight of the Manaslu Circuit. However, some trekkers do enjoy the lush greenery and unique atmosphere that the monsoon season brings.
Important Notes for Manaslu Circuit Trek
- While booking, we need the photocopy of your passport and you have to pay us a minimum of 10% payment of the total cost as advance.
- Beverages, snacks, charging electronic devices, hot showers, Wi-Fi are not included in our packages, so you have to pay additional cash.
- It is preferable to pack your bag lightly because porters will only carry your 15-20kg luggage.
- You should have comprehensive travel insurance that covers trekking activities including medical expenses and emergency evacuation.
- Carry a reusable water bottle and use water purification tablets like iodine, aquatabs tablets.
- Pack your clothes according to the seasonal basis.
- Manaslu Circuit Trek is a moderate to challenging trek which requires a certain level of physical fitness so, it is recommended to prepare with cardiovascular exercises, strength training, and hiking.
- You should carry enough cash in Nepalese rupees as ATMs may not be available in remote areas.
- We suggest you not to book your international flights early as there may be sudden change in weather which will make your flights delay or even cancel.