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Manaslu Circuit Trek
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Manaslu Circuit Trek

Trip Overview

Key Information

Group Size

2-12

Meal

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Grade

Moderate to Strenuous

Accomodation

Lodges (Twin room)

Transportation

Comfortable Public Bus

Best Months

Feb-May/Sep-Dec

Max Elevation

5163

Trip Length

14 days

Starts/Ends

Kathmandu/Kathmandu

Trekking Style

Tea House

Acclimatization

1 day

Wi-fi

Everyday

Activity Per Day

6-7 Hours Per Day

Trekking Region

Manaslu Region

Highlights of the Manaslu Circuit Trek 14 Days 

  • An off-the-beaten-path and less-traveled trekking experience
  • Breathtaking panoramas of the Himalayan Mountains, lush forests, serene rivers, and other natural marvels
  • An opportunity to discover the unique culture, heritage, and way of life of Himalayan communities
  • Conquering Larke La Pass, one of Nepal's most challenging mountain passes
  • The warm and welcoming hospitality of the local inhabitants
  • Prominent Attractions of the Manaslu Circuit Trek
  • The jaw-dropping natural beauty of the forests, rivers, and flora in the Manaslu region Friendly people, and rich culture of the region, which includes both Nepalese & Tibetan ethnic groups
  • Larky La Pass (5,167 m / 16,952 ft), the highest point on the trek
  • Stunning view of some of the highest peaks in the world- Manaslu, Himlung Annapurna II
  • Abundant wildlife, including Tahr, Agali, Pika, Himalayan Marmots, and if lucky, Snow Leopard

Manaslu Circuit Trek 14 days Overview

The Manaslu circuit trek is one of the best treks in Nepal. It takes you around the Manaslu Conservation Area and leads to a breathtaking view of the eighth-highest mountain in the world.

This trek can be a great alternative if you’ve already been to the Annapurna Circuit. Manaslu Circuit Trek is a 14-day trek that starts at Soti Khola, ends at Beshi Sahar, and can be extended to 19 days with an additional side trek to the Tsum valley.

Flanked by the Annapurna’s to the West and Ganesh Himal to the East, Manaslu is one of the most graceful of the 8000-meter giants.

Unlike the Everest Base Camp Trek, which is flooded with trekkers from around the world. the Manaslu circuit trek usually sees fewer people along its route. It is remote and physically demanding yet culturally enriching and scenically uplifting.

A Trek of Contrasting Landscapes, from the Budhi Gandaki Gorge to the Icy Reaches of Larkya La Pass

The circuit takes you from the steamy lowlands with their rice and millet terraces through the mighty gorges of the Budi Gandaki with its turquoise waters and amazing waterfalls. Suspension bridges in the Manaslu trek are in a league of their own for both length and height, and the yearly monsoon often washes minor bridges away, leaving trekkers to use semi-submerged rocks.

Only opened to a maximum of 400 trekkers in 1992, this trek still feels like a pioneering expedition. If you want to know what trekking in the 1980s was like, the Manaslu circuit trek is a visual feast from start to finish, but you better be fit.

Slowly, you wind your way North to the snowbound Larkya La Pass next to the Tibetan border. The altitude here is a problem but almost forgotten with the jaw-dropping views of Manaslu. At 5,167 meters/16,952 feet, Larkya La Pass is usually snow-covered and icy. Micro crampons are often used on the descent. Trekking to the pass requires a 4 a.m. start to make the highest point before the winds come, usually around mid-morning.

From the pass looking back the way you have come gives a clear view, but by far, the most amazing view comes after you have left the pass and walked along a corridor to the west.

A great glacial cirque bursts into view. A stupendous wall created by Cheo Himal, Himlung Himal, Nemjung, Gyaji Kang, and Kang Guru casts down a stream of glaciers while Annapurna II rises ahead. This view alone makes the trek worthwhile. Mountain Magic Treks can arrange your all-inclusive 14 days trek. The trek can be done on a teahouse unless you want to go off-route, where camping is the only option.

Transportation Along the Manaslu Circuit Trek: Embracing the Journey

At the beginning of your trek, you’ll embark on a 160 km / 99-mile journey from Kathmandu to Soti Khola, passing through Arughat. This trip takes about 7 hours by private jeep and approximately 8 to 9 hours if you opt for a local bus. The first day offers an adventurous off-road experience.

Upon completing your trek, you’ll take a 6-hour jeep ride from Dharapani, followed by a switch to another jeep or local bus for a 7-hour return drive to Kathmandu.

At Mountain Magic Treks we ensure a seamless start to your journey. Your guide will meet you at your hotel and accompany you to the bus station via taxi, a 15-minute drive away. The bus typically departs between 7 and 8 am, but we will confirm the exact timing with you during our meeting the day before your trek.

If you’ve chosen private transportation, it will arrive directly at your hotel. Along with your guide, you’ll begin your journey from there. We recommend departing at 8:00 am to avoid Kathmandu’s traffic. You’ll have the flexibility to stop for lunch at your convenience during the trip.

Essential Permits for an Unforgettable Manaslu Circuit Trek

For the Manaslu Trek, you need a special permit because it’s in a restricted area. A local company has to issue this permit. You also need two other permits: ACAP and MCAP. Remember, you must trek with at least one other person.

When you book with us, we’ll ask for your passport details. We use these to get your permit. You don’t need to worry about anything. we’ll take care of it all. Your guide will have the permit to show up at checkposts during the trek. You’ll get the permit back at the end of your trek.

Know more about the Manaslu circuit trek permits

Manaslu Circuit Trek Accommodation: A Journey of Rustic Charm and Wilderness Serenity

Manaslu is a tea house trek. You will sleep in the tea house every night, which will be very basic, with two single beds. Toilets are mostly shared and can be outside of teahouses. Heating is only available in the dining area. Foods are available in teahouses. You will stop in teahouses for lunch during the trek.

Check out the Manaslu circuit accommodation options.

Stay Connected on the Manaslu Circuit Trek: Telephone and Wi-Fi Options

Wi-Fi is available in most tea houses. If you want to communicate back home, there is an SAT phone available in tea houses which takes a little bit of extra money to make a phone call back home. Local telephone hardly works on this trek. Nepal Telecom has better coverage than Ncell in the Manaslu region.

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Manaslu Circuit Trek Best Time

Manaslu Circuit Trek Difficulty

Manaslu Circuit Trek Distance

Side Trips for Extraordinary Experiences:

While on your trek, seize the opportunity to enrich your Manaslu Circuit experience through side trips from Sama Village and Samdo Village. Take a hike to the Pungyen Gompa and marvel at the awe-inspiring vistas of Manaslu Mountain. Discover the Manaslu Base Camp and come face to face with the magnificent Mount Manaslu. Undertake a voyage to the Tibetan border from Samdo Village, attaining a distinctive outlook on the cultural and political importance of the area. These supplementary excursions provide extra adventures and indelible moments to treasure.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Itinerary

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Day 1 : Drive from Kathmandu to Soti-Khola
Food Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation Hotel (twin room)
Elevation 730

Driving distance: 6-7 hours
Drive Duration: 142.2km
Starting Point: Kathmandu (1250m)
Ending Point: So ti Khola (730m)

We'll begin our day with an early departure, hopping aboard a local bus right after a hearty breakfast. As we embark on this scenic ride, you'll be treated to panoramic views of lush rice paddy fields and charming terraces. Our path leads us northward, traversing Nepal's mid-western region until we arrive at the picturesque Arughat Village nestled within the Gorkha district. The adventure doesn't stop there – our expedition unfolds along the meandering course of the Buri Gandaki River, guiding us upstream to the quaint Soti-Khola, a tranquil farming village where we'll rest for the night.

Day 2 : Trek from Soti Khola to Machha-Khola
Food Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation Hotel (twin room)
Elevation 930

Trek Duration: 4 hour
Trek Distance: 8 Km 
Starting Point: Soti Khola (730m)
Ending Point: Machha Khola (930m)

Our journey commences with a leisurely walk on the first day from Soti Khola. Our path traces the enchanting course of the Buri Gandaki River, guiding us through charming farm villages. Crossing over the Nuali Khola, you'll be treated to captivating vistas of cascading waterfalls that adorn the landscape. As our adventure unfolds, we'll cross a stream, leading us to our overnight destination – Machha Khola, aptly named for its "fish stream." This serene haven offers us a tranquil resting place as we prepare for the days ahead.

Day 3 : Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat
Food Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation Hotel (twin room)
Elevation 1340

Trek Duration: 8 hour
Trek Distance: 22.3 Km 
Starting Point: Machha Khola (930m)
Ending Point: Jagat (1340m)

As dawn breaks after our stay at Macha-Khola, we embark on our morning journey tracing the upstream course of the Buri-Gandaki River. Our path leads us to Khorla Beshi, a quaint farming village that greets us along the way. From here, we follow a winding trail that guides us to Tatopani Village, known for its soothing hot springs – a true natural wonder. If time permits, you can indulge in a relaxing soak in these rejuvenating waters. Energized and refreshed, we continue our trek, passing through the welcoming villages of Dovan and Yaruphant. Our day's adventure concludes at Jagat, characterized by its moderate size and vibrant marketplace, where we'll find shops and stores. Here, we'll rest for the night, surrounded by the warmth of the local community.

Day 4 : Trek from Jagat to Dyang
Food Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation Hotel (twin room)
Elevation 1860

Trek Duration: 7 hour
Trek Distance: 19.2 Km 
Starting Point: Jagat (1340m)
Ending Point: Dyang (1860m)

As the morning sun graces the village of Jagat, we set forth towards elevated landscapes, traversing a tapestry of scattered farm villages. The path presents a gentle rhythm of short ascents and descents. Crossing a sturdy bridge, we journey onward, arriving at Nagjet and Philim – a sprawling village adorned with charming farmhouses. Our course unfolds through picturesque farm terraces, where golden fields of wheat and barley stretch out beneath the sky. Ascending a rocky ridge, we find ourselves amidst a bamboo forest enclave. Here, our day's journey finds respite at Dyang Village, offering a tranquil haven for our overnight stay.

Day 5 : Trek from Dyang to Ghap
Food Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation Hotel (twin room)
Elevation 2630

Trek Duration: 6 hour
Trek Distance: 10 Km 
Starting Point: Dyang (1860m)
Ending Point: Ghap (2630m)

on our morning journey from Dyang, we venture into a cooler realm, where the subtle elevation gain heralds our entry into the pristine embrace of the Himalayan alpine expanse. Our path descends gracefully, guiding us to the river's edge, where we arrive at Bihi Bazaar – a quaint village nestled alongside the tranquil waters. Continuing our expedition, we traverse through other villages rich in Tibetan heritage, each contributing to the tapestry of our adventure. The trail ahead offers a gentle undulation, with intermittent brief ascents and descents that punctuate our route. As twilight beckons, we find solace in the welcoming ambiance of Ghap Village, where we rest for the night, absorbing the serene mountain surroundings.

Day 6 : Trek from Ghap to Lo-Gaon
Food Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation Hotel (twin room)
Elevation 3180

Trek Duration: 6 hour
Trek Distance: 10 Km 
Starting Point: Ghap (2660m)
Ending Point: Lo Gaon (3180m)

Departing from Ghap Village, our journey shadows the tranquil course of the Budi Gandaki River. We navigate a picturesque path that winds through quaint farm villages and expanses of cultivated fields, adorned with thriving crops of barley, wheat, and millets. Upon reaching the enchanting Numrung Village, a spectacle unfolds before your eyes – the imposing majesty of Mt. Manaslu's North Face, accompanied by its neighboring peaks, graces your vista.

Our expedition unfurls, guiding us through the charming villages of Banjham, Lhi, and Sho, each offering insights into local life at higher altitudes. As we ascend further, the terrain shifts, and our path leads us uphill for approximately an hour. The culmination of this ascent welcomes us to Lo-Gaon, where a snug and inviting lodge awaits, promising a comfortable overnight stay amidst the embrace of the Himalayan landscape.

Day 7 : Trek from Lo Gaon to Sama-Gaon
Food Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation Hotel (twin room)
Elevation 3500

Trek Duration: 5 hour
Trek Distance: 9 Km 
Starting Point: Lo Gaon (3180m)
Ending Point: Sama-Gaon (3500m)

As we bid farewell to Lo-Gaon, a noticeable transition unfolds – the tree line gradually recedes, and the landscape's flora becomes scarce, marked by clusters of diminutive juniper bushes and willow trees. Our journey persists along a well-trodden path, revealing captivating vistas of soaring mountain peaks that paint the horizon.

With each step, our path reveals its beauty, leading us to the day's culmination at Sama-Gaon. This substantial mountain village stands as a pivotal point along the route to Manaslu Base Camp, the Larke-la pass, and the border of Tibet. Here, amidst the embrace of the Himalayan heights, we'll find our haven for the night, ready to rejuvenate for the adventures that lie ahead.

Day 8 : Rest day at Sama-Gaon for acclimatization.
Food Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation Hotel (twin room)
Elevation 3500

A vital pause ensues, dedicated to acclimatization, a prerequisite before embarking on the ascent to Larke-la pass from Samagaon. This well-deserved break offers you the chance to immerse yourself in the captivating tapestry of this village and partake in an enriching encounter with Tibetan culture.

Day 9 : Trek from Sama Gaon to Samdo
Food Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation Hotel (twin room)
Elevation 3860

Trek Duration: 5 hour
Trek Distance: 8 Km 
Starting Point: Sama Gaon (3500m)
Ending Point: Samdo (3860m)

Our journey today guides us to Samdo, the final village within the realms of the Manaslu region. Nestled in proximity to the Tibetan border, Samdo boasts a rich trading heritage with Tibet that endures to this day. This historical trade connection has left an indelible mark, evident in the abundance of Chinese merchandise adorning the village shops and stores.

Day 10 : Trek from Samdo to Dharamsala / Larkya phedi
Food Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation Hotel (twin room)
Elevation 4480

Trek Duration: 4 hour
Trek Distance: 7 Km 
Starting Point: Samdo (3860m)
Ending Point: Dharmasala (4480m)

Following a pleasant night's rest in Samdo Village, our journey continues with a brief stroll to Larke Phedi /Dharmasala. Here, you'll encounter a more arid landscape, showcasing a distinct facet of the country's terrain. As you traverse this route, you'll discern a gradual increase in altitude, marked by intermittent, gentle ascents and descents. Our morning endeavor culminates at Larke Phedi, aptly named as the "base of the hill or pass." With the afternoon stretching before you, you have the freedom to unwind and rejuvenate or embark on leisurely exploratory walks.

Day 11 : Trek from Larke Phedi/Dharmasala to Bhimthang via Larke-la pass
Food Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation Hotel (twin room)
Elevation 3720

Trek Duration: 8 hour
Trek Distance: 7 Km 
Starting Point: Dharmasala (4480m)
Ending Point: Bhimthang (3720m)

A momentous day dawns, a true highlight of our expedition. We commence our journey at the crack of dawn, embarking on an exhilarating ascent towards the pinnacle of Larke-la pass, soaring to an impressive altitude of 5,135 meters. The path to this lofty summit is a significant undertaking, rewarding us with sweeping panoramas of the formidable Mt. Manaslu, the majestic Larke Peak, the resplendent Bouddha Himal, the graceful Himal-Chuli, and the lofty Peak 29.

As we conquer the rigorous climb, our efforts culminate at the pass itself, a symbolic triumph marked by vibrant Buddhist prayer flags fluttering in the wind. Here, amidst this sacred space, we indulge in the awe-inspiring spectacle of the surrounding colossal peaks.

With spirits lifted, we commence a leisurely descent towards the captivating haven of Bimthang. This picturesque retreat is ensconced within a lush forest adorned with towering rhododendron and pine trees. The tranquility of the surroundings envelops us, inviting us to immerse ourselves in nature's embrace. This enchanting interlude is where we find reprieve for the night, amidst the serene ambiance of Bimthang.

Day 12 : Trek from Bhimthang to Gho
Food Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation Hotel (twin room)
Elevation 2560

Trek Duration: 6 hour
Trek Distance: 11 Km 
Starting Point: Bhimthang (3720m)
Ending Point: Gho (2560m)

Embarking on today's trek, you'll find a more gentle path, primarily downhill for the duration. Our journey guides us through enchanting woodlands graced by the presence of rhododendron, pine, and oak trees. Meandering past a succession of charming farms, our route leads us to the idyllic destination of Gho. Nestled within a captivating forested expanse, Gho offers a picturesque retreat where we'll find respite for the night.

Day 13 : Trek from Gho to Dharapani
Food Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation Hotel (twin room)
Elevation 1860

Trek Duration: 6 hour
Trek Distance: 10 Km 
Starting Point: Gho (2560m)

Ending Point: Dharapani (1860m)

Our trek culminates with a leisurely descent, guiding us to Telje Village situated alongside the serene Marshyangdi River. As we arrive in Tilje, a brief one-hour ascent awaits, leading us to Dharapani. This substantial village, nestled within the Manang district, is a favored stop along the renowned Annapurna Circuit trekking trail. Dharapani boasts an array of impressive lodges, inviting us to rest and unwind amidst its picturesque surroundings.

Day 14 : Drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel- 1350m/ 9 hrs
Food Breakfast/Lunch
Elevation 1350

Driving Duration: 9-10 hour
Trek Distance: 264.5 Km 
Starting Point: Dharapani (1860m)
Ending Point: Kathmandu (1260m)

At the break of dawn, we'll embark on a transfer to a bus or a more compact vehicle, setting the stage for a captivating and picturesque drive back to Kathmandu. Our route winds through charming farm villages and bustling towns, tracing the course of the Marysangdi and Trisuli Rivers until we arrive at Mugling Bazaar. Anticipate a journey spanning approximately 7 to 8 hours, ultimately leading us to the vibrant energy and bustling urban landscape of Kathmandu.

Service Includes on Price

Standard Package Inlcudes

  • Airport pick-up and drop services upon your arrival and departure
  • Welcome dinner at one of the typical Nepalese restaurant
  • Trekking permits such as special trekking permits, MCAP, and ACAP permits
  • An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered professional trekking guide and Sherpa porter (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Guide and Porter salary, insurance, equipment, food and lodging
  • Public transport from Kathmandu to Soti Khola (trailhead)
  • Dharapani to either Pokhara or Kathmandu by bus
  • Three meals a day during the trek (The main course)
  • Supplementary snacks:  energy bar and cookies
  • Seasonal fresh fruits deserts every day
  • Unlimited Chlorine treated Safe Drinking water
  • All mountain accommodations (soft comfortable private room/shared bathroom)
  • A comprehensive first-aid kit
  • All government and local taxes
  • Trekking equipment: such as the Sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag, and walking poles on request (optional)
  • Manaslu Circuit Trek Route Map

Standard Package Excludes

  • Hotel and Meals in Kathmandu
  • Hot and bottled drinks in the mountain
  • Hot shower
  • Electronic device re-charge & Wi-Fi 
  • Travel insurance and medical evacuation
  • Private Jeep USD$ 420 (Optional)
  • Tip

Luxury Package Cost: USD 2500 per person

Luxury Service Includes

  • Airport pickup by private vehicle from International flight.
  • Private transportation from Kathmandu to Soti Khola and Dharapani to Kathmandu
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with a B/B basis  (Aloft Kathmandu Thamel or similar) 1 Night before starting the trek and 1 Night after the trek
  • Luxury Hotel accommodation during the trek.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner on your choice
  • Hot soup in high places (Garlic Soup Recommended)
  • Mountain Magic Treks experienced, government-licensed, English-speaking trekking guide and porter (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
  • An assistant guide for more than 6 pax.
  • Trekking equipment such as the Sleeping bag, down jacket trekking poles, and duffel bag on request (optional)
  • Insurance for guides and porters.
  • Food and accommodation for guides and porters.
  • Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP) Permit
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) Permit
  • Special Restricted Area Permit for Manaslu Trek
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Compressive first aid box (Guide will carry it throughout the trek).
  • Free mobile SIM card: To connect with family/work 
  • Trekking map as itinerary.
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Trip completion certificate.
  • Airport drop by private vehicle for International flights.

Luxury Service Excludes

  • All kinds of beverages.
  • Dinner and Lunch in Kathmandu.
  • Personal travel and health insurance, insurance for helicopter evacuation.
  • Tipping to staff.
  • Personal mountaineering gears
  • Optional trips if extended
  • International airfare.
  • Visa fee, you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu, For visa information visit here.
  • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather conditions, or any event out of our control.

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FAQs

Manaslu Circuit Trek Is it difficult?

If you are not physically fit enough, this trek should be very difficult for you. Otherwise, it is not as difficult as it seems. With acclimatization and several days for short hikes you should be able to cope with the demanding altitude. You need to be physically fit enough to enjoy this trek as the route has many steep descents and ascents.

Do i need trekking permit for Manaslu?


Yes! Trekking to Manaslu requires a special permit. The route is located in a remote and restricted area protected under the Manaslu Conservation Plan. Permits and trekking costs are mentioned below. 

RAP $100 first week + $10/d thereafter- Checkpoint is at Jagat and Checkpoint is at Dharapani.
MCAP and ACAP Permit Rs. 3000 $30 each- you need both as check for ACAP in Dharapani. If you don't have it you will have to pay double. Stupid, but there you go. ACAP and MCAP stands for Annapurna/Manaslu Conservation Area Project.
Get 2 x PP Photos- 6 or 12 for cheap in Kathmandu. Or send your guide/company a photo of you at noon on a white wall and they can print it.
No TIMS card required
This odd permit is required for other areas of Nepal, but not required if you are visiting a restricted area.
 

How much will it cost me?

About 3000 per person Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP) permit

About 3000 per person Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) permit

About $100 per person Manaslu restricted area permit

The 11-day trek costs a total of $500 for each person. The highest price we were quoted was around $1000. This adventure is cheap at $40-50/day. Expensive is more than $100/day. Visa on Arrival at Tribhuvan International
Multiple entry 15 days US$25
Multiple entry 30 days US$ 40
Multiple entry 90 days US$100
 

What are the necessary tools?

There is a lot of equipment needed to trek Manaslu. Also your trek experience is greatly affected by the quality of equipment you carry. Detailed information about the device can be found in the following link
You can buy them in your hometown or you can buy them in Nepal. There are many shops selling trekking gear in Nepal. You will find many international and local brands but note that Mountain magic Treks will provide you the sleeping bag and down jacket for trekking, you can return them after trip completion. You can even rent them if you want in Kathmandu Nepal.
 

Can I trek alone?

Trekking alone in Manaslu is prohibited. You should trek in a group or with a friend. If you are unable to find a trekking partner, you can find them on the following websites-
 

Do I need a guide or a porter?

A guide is required for trekking in Manaslu. The trails are not well marked. The guide will help you with navigation, emergency situations and negotiations. A porter will carry your luggage for you. You can take long walks without heavy burdens.
 

Which is the best season?

Manaslu can be trekked in any weather. The best season to trek is autumn which extends from September to December and spring which lasts from March to May. The sky is clear and so you can enjoy a clear view of the white mountains. 
Manaslu trek can be done in this area even in monsoon, there is less rainfall in this area. The season lasts from June to mid-September. The weather is pleasant and warm which allows you to go on long walks.
 

Do you need a guide to Manaslu Circuit?

Also, Manaslu trek is not possible without a guide because of the village. Likewise, remember, an independent guide cannot help you get the necessary permits for this trek. So, you should hire a government-licensed guide before heading to the trailhead. 
 

How difficult is the Manaslu Circuit Trek?

Manaslu circuit trek difficulty is generally considered moderately challenging. Trekkers must traverse taxing terrain to achieve their goal of completing the Manaslu circuit. The remote and remote landscapes of the region require long periods of walking.
 

Why Manaslu is called killer mountain?

Perched above the pine forests of Nepal's Budhigandaki river valley, the mighty Manaslu is nicknamed "Killer Mountain" by locals because more than 60 people have died on its treacherous slopes.
 

Is Manaslu difficult?

Manaslu climb is by no means an easy climb and we aspirant climbers need to have at least previous high altitude climbs of 6000M - 7000M+ anywhere in the world. Mountains are classified based on their technical and physical difficulties
 

Which is the most difficult trek in Nepal?

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek
Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek is known as one of the most challenging treks in the Himalayas of Nepal. Dhaulagiri is a tough trek because we need to organize everything in this trek. This is a camping trek that requires carrying each and everything for this trek. There are no rest or basic lodges on this trek
 

How long is the Manaslu hike?

We offer 14 days adventure Manaslu trek. Arrival and departure dates are not included in our Manaslu Circuit Trek Itinerary. You can customize the itinerary according to your needs.
 

What is special about Manaslu? What is the difference between Everest and Annapurna?

Manaslu Circuit Trekking offers an off-beat challenging venture in the Himalayas, which sets it apart from other popular treks in Nepal. The trekking trails are less crowded even in high season, and the mountain views are surreal. You will experience the rich Tibetan Buddhist culture and diverse flora.

In the same way, start a restricted area in Nepal, where you cannot move around as per your wish. Trekkers must follow mandatory rules and pay expensive permit fees. Trekking in the Manaslu region is more on the specialized side, which makes it different from the popular Everest base camp trek and Annapurna circuit trek.

Can I do the Manaslu trek alone?

No, you cannot do the Manaslu Circuit Trek alone. Nor can any independent guide help you get a restricted area permit. According to the rules, there should be two trekkers in a group along with a guide and a porter. You should trek with a Nepali-registered trekking company, and they can help you get the necessary trekking permits.
 

Do I need oxygen on the trek?

No, normally trekkers do not need supplemental oxygen during the Manaslu Circuit trek. Furthermore, our Manaslu Circuit Trek itinerary has been created, adding enough acclimatization days to allow trekkers to acclimatise to the altitude.
 

What is the average group size of the Manaslu Circuit Trek?

Average group size for Manaslu treks is 2 to 12. As this is a restricted area and the trail is very difficult, not many people venture here. Our groups are small and allow us to give equal attention to each of our guests.
 

How to prepare for Manaslu circuit trek?

To prepare for Manaslu circuit trekking, you need to build your stamina and do long hours of walking (minimum 6-7 hours per day). The Manaslu trek is recommended for experienced trekkers who are familiar with Himalayan trails and can withstand the challenges.
Cardiovascular exercises like cycling, running or swimming are great ways to strengthen your core and increase stamina. You can go to the gym and create a routine that will help you get ready for the trip. Likewise, go on regular hikes and practice long walks.

Where is the start and end point of Manaslu Circuit Trek?

We offer a well designed 14 days Manaslu Circuit Trek Itinerary. According to our itinerary, the starting point of the trek is Soti Khola at 710 meters. It takes 8 to 9 hours scenic drive to reach this place from Kathmandu.

Likewise, the final point of our trek is at Dharapani which is 1860 meters. From here it takes another 8 to 9 hours scenic drive to reach Kathmandu. While driving, we will use a comfortable private jeep.
 

What kind of accommodation to expect on the Manaslu Circuit Trek?

Manaslu Trekking offers basic tea house accommodation. Rooms are mostly small with double beds and shared washrooms. Although blankets are available at teahouses, carry a good quality sleeping bag while trekking to keep yourself warm. Camping trek is also a good option for Manaslu circuit trek. 
 

Why is tea house trekking better than camping?

Tea house trekking is a cheaper option compared to camping. Run by locals, teahouse trekking allows you to directly contribute to the community and make the journey somewhat easier.

A camping trek to Manaslu is a great option, but it also comes with a hefty price tag. Since you have to carry every little essential, you have to hire porters, which can be expensive. If your pocket allows, a camping trek offers a very raw and satisfying trekking experience.

What are the food options on Manaslu Circuit Trek?

While trekking Manaslu Circuit you will find mainly Nepali and Tibetan dishes. Dal rice, porridge, momo, soup, thukpa, tenduk, Tibetan bread, etc. are some common dishes. Similarly, the menu also includes vegetables, curries (veg/non-veg), sandwiches, chapatis, toasts, pastas, etc.

If you are ordering a meat item, then ask if it is fresh or not. Similarly, boiled drinking water is available in every village throughout the duration of the trek. Carry water purification tablets for extra protection.
 

How is the telecommunication and Wi-Fi facility in Manaslu area?

Manaslu area is very far from modern communication facilities. Only 40% of the Manaslu Circuit hiking route has cellphone signals. If you want to use cellular data, get a Nepali SIM with data package to use during trekking. 

In some villages like Samgaon and Samdo you can use wifi service. The service provider may ask you some extra money. While trekking with us, our guide carries a satellite phone that keeps you in touch with us during the trip.
 

What should my insurance policy cover on the Manaslu Circuit Trek?

First of all, travel insurance is important to join Manaslu Circuit Trek. Your travel insurance should cover emergency air evacuation (up to 6000 meters) and medical bills. There are few health posts and zero hospitals in this area.

If an accident occurs during the trek, your travel insurance is the only way to provide you with quick medical assistance. You can also cover flight cancellation, loss of luggage, theft of personal belongings, etc. in travel insurance.
 

What to pack for Manaslu trek?

Before starting the trek, our team will assist you with packing list. You need to pack well to make the trip successful and enjoyable. This blog provides an in-depth packing guide for a two-week trek in the Himalayas.

Generally, the packing list includes base layer breathable clothing, down jacket, windproof/waterproof clothing, hat/beanie, gloves, socks, trekking shoes, casual shoes/sandals, trekking poles, sleeping bag, headlamp, toiletries (sunscreen, lip balm, moisturizer, toilet paper, toothpaste and toothbrush, comb, soap, tissue paper, etc.), first aid kit, snacks, etc.
 

Is it possible to customize the trip?

Yes, you can customize Manaslu Circuit Trek with us. We offer a tailor-made Manaslu Circuit Trek itinerary option. We will help you make your dream trek within your budget and convenience. Contact us anytime for more questions.
 

Can I apply for Manaslu Trek Permit in person?

No, you cannot apply for Manaslu Circuit Trek in person. Neither can an independent trekking guide help you get there.
 

Is there electricity in the teahouses to charge my camera and cell phone?

You will find electricity in most villages to charge your camera and cell phone. Some places may ask you for some extra money to let you use their charging stations.

You will not get to charge your device in Gumpa Lungdang and Dharamshala. Carry extra batteries for your convenience. You can also buy a solar charger.
 

How much time should I walk per day?

You have to walk for 6 to 7 hours daily in the Manaslu circuit trek. On an average the distance will be 10 to 12 km. The road will be steeper and steeper.
 

How busy is the Manaslu circuit trek compared to the Annapurna circuit trek?

The Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the most famous treks in the Himalayas and attracts more than 10,000 trekkers every year in every season. A handful of trekkers (about 2000) visit the Manaslu circuit trek every year. The above numbers are only visible during peak trekking seasons.
 

Is my trip a guaranteed departure?

Yes, we offer guaranteed Manaslu Circuit Trek departure. If a trekker leaves the group or cancels his trip, it does not affect you. You will embark on a journey on a certain date. 
After our Manaslu Circuit Trek Itinerary, we are confident that you will be less prone to altitude sickness. For example, if you get altitude sickness, our professional team will take care of you and make sure to help you get over it.
 

How to avoid altitude sickness while trekking Manaslu Circuit?

Following measures can be taken to avoid altitude sickness while trekking Manaslu Circuit:

Drop to a lower altitude and spend the night.
Monitor symptoms closely and proceed only if symptoms resolve.
Carry prescribed altitude sickness medication.
Drink plenty of water and other fluids to keep yourself hydrated.
Do not drink alcohol or smoke as it dehydrates your body and causes altitude sickness.
Eat nutritious food and get enough sleep.
Prepare your body and mind to face the hardships and high altitude.

Additional Information

Meals, Best Season, Travel Insurance

Meals at Your Teahouse in the Mountain 

In the dining areas of nearly all teahouses, you'll discover a consistent selection of dishes on the menu. This assortment typically includes Dal Bhat, momos, pasta, pizza, and various rice and noodle creations. Keep in mind that certain dishes require more preparation time, such as momos. To ensure you're choosing from the freshest options available, it's advisable to inquire beforehand. Opting for freshly prepared meals is a prudent measure to maintain your health during the trek. Among the choices, Dal Bhat stands out as a popular preference for most trekkers, guides, and porters. This choice is known for its reliability, nutritional value, and widespread availability along the journey.

As you ascend in altitude during your trek, it's important to note that meal prices tend to increase. For instance, in locations like Gorak Shep, situated at higher elevations near Everest Base Camp, you can anticipate higher costs for Dal Bhat compared to the rates in Lukla, which benefits from easy accessibility due to its airport and lower elevation.

Connectivity and Power

The majority of teahouses across Nepal now offer Wi-Fi access and charging outlets within their dining spaces. However, the reliability and speed of these connections can be inconsistent at best, especially as more individuals connect to the network (often due to the limitations of older routers). Teahouses in the Everest region, particularly in places like Namche Bazaar, tend to have better internet connectivity. Nonetheless, it's important not to set overly high expectations for connectivity outside of this area in Nepal.

At most teahouses, you can make a nominal payment of around $3 (Rs. 300) to charge your electronic devices. Frequent power outages are a common occurrence, so it's advisable to take advantage of charging opportunities whenever they arise.

Defining a Teahouse

Teahouse structures exhibit slight variations based on the region, but they generally consist of stone and wooden structures or huts. These establishments typically incorporate a kitchen, a communal dining area, bathroom facilities, and basic bedrooms equipped with two single beds and a table. While most teahouses are specifically designed to cater to trekkers, some in more remote Nepalese regions may also serve as family residences.

Drinking Water

Mountain Magic Treks provides a steady supply of chlorine and iodine-treated water during the trek. Mineral water and boiled water are available at tea houses for an additional cost. While we discourage the purchase of bottled water and plastic containers due to environmental concerns, these options are available for your convenience.

Route Map and Other Amenities

As part of our commitment to your experience, Mountain Magic Treks offers complimentary route maps, T-shirts, and duffel bags.

Packing gear for Trekking

Given the active nature of this journey, efficient packing is essential. Each two trekkers will be accompanied by a porter who will carry your trekking gear in a provided duffel bag. Porters are permitted to carry a maximum of 15 kg per trekker, totaling 30 kg for two trekkers. Any unnecessary luggage can be stored free of charge at your Kathmandu hotel.

Important Notes

Please refer to the Gear List section of these trip notes for comprehensive details on essential items for the trek. Be sure to carry a comfortable medium-sized daypack with a waist strap or padded waist belt. Given the variable mountain weather, layering your clothing is advisable throughout the year.

Best time for Manaslu Circuit Trek

While September to November and March to May are recommended as the best seasons for the Manaslu Circuit trek, trekking is feasible until December. During these months, you'll enjoy sun-kissed days and awe-inspiring vistas. For those seeking solitude and a more intimate communion with nature, winter (December to February) presents a less crowded yet enjoyable trekking experience.

Daytime warmth contrasts with cooler mornings and nights, with temperatures ranging from -2 to -7 degrees Celsius in the Manaslu Circuit. It's worth noting that weather conditions in the Himalayas are influenced by the Indian Ocean. While trekking in summer or the monsoon season (June to August) may be accompanied by rain, it offers a unique opportunity for avid botanists.

A single night of camping may be necessary during this period, as the Dharmasala hotel is typically closed from mid-December to January.

Travel Insurance

For all individuals planning the Manaslu Circuit trek, obtaining comprehensive travel insurance is highly recommended. Your insurance coverage should encompass any potential expenses arising from health issues, injuries, or accidents, including air ambulance and helicopter rescue costs. Additionally, your policy should encompass potential eventualities like lost luggage, theft, cancellations, medical treatment (including hospitalization and medication costs), and repatriation expenses.

Given the altitude of this trek (reaching 5,000m), ensure your insurance extends coverage to altitudes exceeding 5,000m. It is essential for each client to assume responsibility for unforeseen expenses during the trip.

Nepal Visa

Acquiring a Nepal visa is a straightforward process. The easiest way is upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. Alternatively, visas can also be obtained at immigration entry points if entering from India or Tibet.

Requirements for Nepal Visa

If opting for a visa at the airport or immigration entry point, the following documents are required:

  • Valid passport (with a minimum validity of six months).
  • Completed visa application form available at the airport or immigration entry points.
  • Two passport-size photos.

Visa fees are payable in cash. Note that individuals from certain countries, including Nigeria, Ghana, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, Somalia, Cameroon, Swaziland, Iraq, Ethiopia, Liberia, Palestine, among others, cannot acquire visas at immigration entry points in Nepal. Please ensure to verify the specific requirements and regulations based on your nationality.

For further information on obtaining a Nepal visa, you may refer to the Nepal Visa Form available for download.

Your travel experience is our priority, and we're here to ensure you have a fulfilling and memorable journey throughout the Manaslu Circuit trek.

Trekking equipment List

Trekking Equipment List:

If it’s too much to carry from your home country, some of the necessary equipment can be hired or bought in Kathmandu around Thamel as well.

Most of the equipment is general and standard for all seasons while on trek, but may differ as per the season, duration of trekking, and areas of your chosen trip.

  • Reading/writing material
  • A first-aid kit should contain lip salve, Aspirin, bandages, anti-histamine, Imodium, or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea.
  • Re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking, and any particular Wet wipes for cleaning can be purchased in Kathmandu.
  • Health requirements are arranged. Money: cash or credit card
  • Lightweight Towel Day pack (25–30 liters) to carry your personal needs during the day.
  • Torch/flashlight: headlamp style is ideal. Insect repellent, sunscreen, and lip balm
  • Refillable water bottle: minimum 1 Liter Aluminum or Nalgene polypropylene are best. Warm Hat 
  • Sunhat/bandana Sunglasses Gloves (wool or fleeced) and gore-tex Scarf
  • Bag Liners to waterproof your bags (A duffel bag is provided to each trekker for trekking by Mountain Magic Treks in Kathmandu.)
  • Sewing Kit: Wind and Waterproof Jacket and Pants
  • Comfortable and sturdy walking shoes (worn frequently prior to departure)
  • Socks: thick wool blend and thin cotton to be worn in combination; ensure boots fit such a combination.
  • Running shoes or sandals for the evening
  • Wool jumper/sweater/fleece. Lightweight during the summer, 1 heavyweight or 2 lightweights during the winter months.
  • T-Shirts: 2 or 3 shirts; long- pants; lightweight long trousers (jeans are unsuitable).
  • Thermals, upper and lower
  • Extra-warm clothing during the winter (December to March) layered clothing—thermals.
Booking Terms and Conditions

Mountain Magic Treks Pvt. Ltd. Terms and Conditions:

Please read Mountain Magic Treks Pvt. Ltd.'s Terms and Conditions carefully prior to trip booking. Trekking or mountaineering in the higher elevations of the Himalayas is one of the most adventurous endeavors, which carries the risk of AMS, injuries, or even death. Mountain Magic Treks is always concerned about trekkers' comfort, safety, and health while meandering at higher altitudes. We contribute great effort to reduce or control the risk and hazards, but sometimes nature’s curse or the fluctuating climate in the Himalayas is beyond our control, and we are not responsible for it.
If you are a keen adventure lover and are ready to follow the hereby mentioned terms and conditions, then you are heartily welcome at the Mountain Magic Treks Pvt. Ltd. office, Galko Pakha, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Booking Terms and Conditions:

1. All package bookings are handled by Mountain Magic Treks Pvt. Ltd., an authorized adventure company based in Nepal's capital, Kathmandu.

2. The term "trip" formally refers to walking, sightseeing, treks, tours, mountaineering, expeditions, or holidays in the mystical land of Nepal.

3. Mountain Magic Treks faithfully includes all amenities in the package's estimated price.

4. Please go through the itinerary page or trek inclusion/exclusion pages for details of the cost transparency. The trek cost may vary from one package to another, and some packages don’t include the cost of the following:

Personal travel insurance, medical assistance, and helicopter evacuation

Visa, passport, and transit point expenses

Extra meals, entertainment activities, accommodation, and transportation costs are not included in the itinerary.

Extra baggage and gratuity

5. For trip confirmation, travelers must pay 20% of the total trip cost up front.

6. You can pay the booking confirmation amount either by credit card or wire transfer. Both payment options are subject to additional bank service fees of up to 4% on top of the sum.

Pay a deposit by wire transfer: 
Pay to:
Mountain Magic Treks Pvt. Ltd.
Current A/C: 01908312510017
Paying Bank: Himalayan Bank Ltd.
Account Type: Foreign Currency (USD)
Branch: Thamel
Bank Street Address: Karmachari Sanchaya Kosh Building, Tridevi Marg, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
SWIFT CODE: HIMANPKA

Or

Payment for Booking:
Payment can be done through the below option: 
Bank Transfer: 
Account Name:
Mountain Magic Treks Pvt. Ltd.
Account Number: 0570010152240
Paying Bank: Mega Bank Nepal Limited
Account Type: Local Currency (Nepali)
Address: Thamel Branch, Kathmandu, Nepal
SWIFT CODE: MBNLNPKA
Bank service charges related to submitting a deposit are the responsibility of the client. 
Risk and Liabilities: 
(Bank service charges related to submitting a deposit are the responsibility of the client.)

7. The trip will be booked once the payment is made by the travelers. We will send you the confirmation letter via email and guarantee that you will receive all of the services listed in the itinerary.

8. The final payment must be submitted at the Mountain Magic Treks office or at the hotel where you will be staying before the tip departure. Otherwise, you will not be legitimate for the trip, and no final documentation will be disclosed before payment.

9. Regarding the trip cancellation, we offer a free trip cancellation service upon submission of a trustworthy reason within 90 days of the departure date with adequate evidence and written reasons.

10. If you cancel the trip 60 days prior to the departure date, then a 75% cancellation fee will be levied from the booking amount.

11. An 85% cancellation fee will be levied if you cancel the trip before 30 days of the trip's departure date.

12. The company will be unable to refund the earlier paid (20%) booking fee if you cancel the trek before 15 days of departure.

13. There will be no payment refund if you voluntarily leave or cancel the trip once it has started, but if you are forced to leave due to unforeseen immediate circumstances, then payment can be refunded after proper discretion.

14. We guarantee your safe and successful trip; however, the company reserves the right to cancel the trip if there is no minimum number of travelers. The company will postpone or manage alternative trips in this condition.

15. If the company cancels the trip due to any unforeseen circumstances that are beyond our control (i.e., a natural disaster, flight cancellation, strikes, wars, riots, quarantine, government intervention policy, or weather conditions), we will refund the minimum operating cost involved.

16. If you want to change your booking date, the booking amendment request must be made 90 days prior to the original trip departure.

17. If trekkers demand to change the departure date prior to 60 days of the final departure, US $50.00 per person will be charged as a cancellation fee. The cost of the trip may also increase if the market price soars higher during the postponed trip date.

18. The policy of our company is that trekkers must have an insurance policy contract if they want to trek with Mountain Magic Treks. The policy must feature medical coverage, an air ambulance, a helicopter evacuation facility, and flight cancellation insurance if possible.

19. Mountain Magic Treks and Expeditions organizes various adventurous trips, which have a high risk factor and demand more physical stamina and training. If you can’t accomplish the trek due to your physical inability or sickness, we are not obliged to refund the payment.

20. During the trip, there may be hindrances, obstacles, or circumstances such as political riots, insurgencies, accidents, climate change, or natural disasters. Make sure you are ready to deal with all of these problems.

21. The trip route, accommodation, and modes of transport may be changed without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances. It is for your convenience and safety, so I hope you will display flexible human nature in this context.

22. While changing the route, transportation, accommodation, or itinerary due to the above circumstances, we may charge an additional fee or lower the cost as per the total expenses of the entire trek.

23. Mountain Magic Treks holds all the authority to decline, accept, detain, or retain any member of the trip if we find anyone suspicious or indisciplined. If you want to trek with Mountain Magic Treks, you must accept our leadership during the whole trip.

24. Mountain Magic Treks has contracted with a network of companies, the government of Nepal, and individuals to assist the travelers during the trip. These third parties are qualified to perform the duties as contracted. We are not liable in the event of loss, damage, or irregularities if the third parties don’t perform their duties properly.

25. Mountain Magic Treks is not liable for any law or rule violations committed by travelers in any country.

26. This agreement is governed by the laws of the Government of Nepal. No individual, including employees, representatives, or guides of the company, can alter the terms and conditions.

27. In exceptional circumstances, these terms and conditions may be waived by submitting a written request to the director. Only the director of the company has the right to amend them.

28. Travelers must be physically and mentally fit for the trek. It is mandatory to bring health certificates along with proper legal documents for trip approval if asked.

29. Mountain Magic Treks is not liable for any additional costs or compensation incurred as a result of a flight being canceled or delayed due to weather or other factors. We can manage alternative arrangements for special requests, which may require additional costs.

30. We have displayed authentic, genuine, and accurate information on our official website and brochure. If you notice any errors, incomplete information, or incorrect information, please notify us as soon as possible.

Please read all the terms and conditions mentioned above before making the booking. You must abide by these conditions if you fancy trekking in the Himalayas with Mountain Magic Treks Pvt. Ltd.

Food Menu Items During the trek

Breakfast Items

Porridge, Fresh Baked Breads, Pancakes, Eggs, omelettes, Musley, and cornflacks with hot milk

Lunch and Dinner

Soups, Pizza, Spring Rolls, Noodles, MoMos, Potatoes, Fried Potatoes, Dal Bhat (Boiled rice with vegetables and lentil soup), etc.

Trip Reviews (11)

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Latino Aussie

29th Apr, 2023

My partner and I chose Mountain Magic Treks for our Manaslu Circuit Trek after looking at many different companies, reviews, and itineraries - and WOW we couldn’t be happier with our experience! Rewati from the office were incredibly helpful in making sure we were prepared and always quick to respond to any questions before the trek. But the real kudos goes to our top-notch trekking all-star duo team: Suman our guide, and Kesab our porter.

Suman and Kesab were as wonderful as the mighty mountains and gave us the experience of a lifetime by sharing their local area with us (yes, they are locals to Manaslu area which was a huge bonus!!). Every night they gave us fresh fruit (while other trekkers looked longingly at it), gave us advice about which foods were best to eat in each tea house to stay healthy, and selected the most comfortable tea houses along the way (Suman often went ahead to make sure we had the best rooms waiting for us on our arrival). Kesab even surprised us with a taste of the local “raksi” a few times, which was really appreciated after a long day of trekking! We felt so fortunate to have these two looking out for us and the trip wouldn’t have been as wonderful without them.

All that said - Manaslu Circuit Trek must be the best trekking experience for anyone who wants breathtaking scenery, to get away from big crowds, and to have a challenging yet rewarding two weeks of hiking in the Himalayas. Seriously wow!

I cannot recommend this team enough - book your Nepal trek with them and you will be treated to the most wonderful experience of a lifetime! 100% 5 stars 10/10 would recommend and book again next time we come to Nepal. THANK YOU MOUNTAIN MAGIC TREKS!

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Matthew P

12th Mar, 2023

Rewati gave us an awesome Trek on the Manaslu Circuit Trek and got us out of some really tough situations including a lost passport & emergency evacuation. Many trekkers will try to do The Circuit without a Porter - which is doable - but without Rewati and porter, we would have been completely SOL! His knowledge, experience, and good nature turned what could have otherwise been a disastrous trip into an enjoyable one!

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Nader R

2nd Mar, 2023

Rewati is a very friendly tour guide. Excellent experience with alot of friendly vibes. Rewati is passionate cheerful and will do everything to make his tourists happy. We did the Manaslu Circuit Trek with his team. I would totally recommend him as a tour/ trek guide in Nepal.

Sara T

Sara T

19th May, 2023

Wonderful! My husband and I just returned home from a 3 week trip in Nepal. Rewati (owner of Mountain Magic Treks) facilitated the entire trip and helped create an amazing experience. He was thorough, organized, and communicative during the planning stages of the trip which helped me to feel prepared. He managed all of the details so that we were able to enjoy the trek without worrying about transportation, permits, etc. He thinks of everything --- we were the only group on our trek to have fresh fruit every day and many of the other trekkers were asking which organization we trekked with as they found theirs lacking in comparison. We felt so welcomed and taken care of. If you are looking for a guide or trekking agency, I would 100% recommend Mountain Magic Treks!

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Lindsey W

29th Apr, 2023

We hiked the Manaslu Circuit Trek in April 2023. It's one of the lesser traveled popular treks in Nepal, but with great hiking and incredible views it did not disappoint. The trek was only made better by our guide and our porter (Rewati and Ramess) at Mountain Magic Treks. They had us covered from start to finish, including picking us up and dropping us off at the airport. While on the trail they were incredible guides, making sure we had everything we needed. Even though he was carrying our bags, Ramess was somehow out ahead of us every day, arriving to the next village and making sure we got the best sleeping situation possible. He even helped out in the kitchen at a couple of the smaller villages. Rewati was always super friendly and gladly indulged our curiosity, sharing about his life and his country's culture. It's hard to imagine having better guides than we got from Mountain Magic Treks. We would definitely travel with them again!

Sarah Japeli

Sarah Japeli

29th Dec, 2022

Manaslu Circuit - Escape the crowds below Annapurna and enjoy the true spirit of the Himalayas

We had an amazing time on the Manaslu trek in November.  During the hike, one climbs slowly from the lowlands to the Larke Pass at 5100 meters, and the countryside changes slowly the whole time! It's fantastic to see the diversity - to begin with, it's hot, surrounded by green and fertile valleys. A few days later, you'll find yourself in beautiful Tibetan villages at the foot of the snow-capped Himalayan giants.

We chose Mountain Magic Treks the local trekking company to guide us on this fantastic trek, and it totally won the lottery! Compared to other companies, our guide was young, energetic and best of all spoke English very well. That's not normal. Thanks to him, we got to know a lot about Nepal. He recommended secret places to visit, was flexible with planning, gave great tips for taking pictures, and always knew what to do.

The company generally provided good accommodation and ensured that we always had a good meal with an evening dessert prepared by ourselves. Once one of the chiefs got lost in the hotel by mistake, the guide played his role and prepared a delicious meal.
Finally, Mountain Magic Treks doesn't just take care of you on the circuit - but also helps you find accommodation in Kathmandu and provides some entertainment. Normally I am not a fan of organized trips, but I must admit, thanks to Mountain Magic Treks, the trip turned into a Mountain Magic adventure that we enjoyed a lot!

Natalie

Natalie

25th May, 2023

Nice upgraded hike with our amazing guide

We completed the Manaslu circuit trek at the end of May 2023 in 14 days and it was difficult but amazing! We booked our trek a day before flying to Nepal and communication with Rewati was good. They offered me information and information about the itinerary and adapted it for us, since we only had 16 days in Nepal.

When we arrived at Kathmandu airport, my guide, Khem, was waiting for us and picked us up to go to the office where we discussed the trek and checked our gear. The next day we left early in the morning with my guide, Khem, who picked us up from our hotel and we went to the bus station and drove a whole day to Soti Khota because that's where our trek started the next day.

The next 12 days included lots of hiking, beautiful views on the Manaslu circuit and learning about local Tibetan culture. We asked our guide, Khem, many questions about the trek, the environment, the Tibetan culture, and many other things. Khem would always have an answer. As I am a photographer, my guide Khem recommended us to stay at a nice lodge in Shyla to catch the sunrise and take some nice photos. As we were trekking in the spring, my guide also suggested adjusting our itinerary as we were trekking alone, and some lodges would be closed due to low trekking season. The day on the pass was tough, but we made it; it was cold and windy at Larke La pass, but the sky was beautifully blue and we took some great photos. On the long way, our guide preceded us to organize the food.

When we finally arrived after 4.5 hours, we rested, ate some great soup and food, and met some hikers later that night. What we loved about the trek was that our guide was so considerate of us; he could always see when we were happy or struggling and helped us with our food. Besides learning a lot about the local Nepali and Tibetan culture, we learned a lot about Nepal and had a lot of fun meeting other trekkers, the Nepalese guides and the staff.

We had a lot of laughs with our guide and other Nepali staff and guides and were even invited to the kitchen for some local wine. In Namrung our guide also arranged for us to attend an annual local Tibetan ceremony where we had local wine, Tibetan tea and food, it was truly amazing. At altitude it was quite cold at night and in the morning, but that is the downside of trekking in May in the spring.

The night before the pass there was also light snow, but in the end it wasn't too bad and didn't stop us from crossing the pass. On the higher camps the amenities in the spring are more basic which combined with the cold weather made it a difficult hike at times. However, this takes into account that spring in the Himalayas is very harsh, but the views were amazing every day. We wouldn't have wanted it any other way because the experience we had on the Manaslu trek was raw, authentic and amazing, and our Khem guide from Mountain Magic Treks made it the best.
 

Levi

Levi

8th Oct, 2023

Just finished the Manaslu Circuit Trek with Mountain Magic Treks, with Khem as my guide and Rewati as my original contact and planner. The trek was incredible, and Khem was a great guide for it — seeing to everything from the bus/jeep rides, dinner the night before the departure, good guesthouses to stay in, and card games at night. It made the experience about the trek and not about any hassle (e.g., permits, bus rides, etc.). Rewati made the planning easy and went out of his way to provide airport transportation and dinner the night after. Would do it again!

Gosia Wlosek

Gosia Wlosek

23rd Oct, 2023

After a long plan, we had an unforgettable time on the Manaslu Circuit Trek for 14 days in October 2023. The weather was fabulous, and I saw spectacular views along the way. We found the Manaslu trek to be completely unique, authentic, culturally rich, and a more natural trail to hike around the charming valley. Despite the beauty, the Larkya La Pass offers an amazing and superb view from the top. Our guide was a Khem; he is very experienced, knowledgeable, and helpful. He explained very well about the flora and fauna. Our Manaslu trek was booked with Mountain Magic Treks, and genuinely, they were very professional and helped to explain everything before booking the trip. The trek package included everything, and it was also an affordable package with a customized program too. They took us very safely, and I would highly recommend the Mountain Magic Treks Team to those who are planning to hike around the Manaslu area. Thank you so much, team, for a beautiful adventure trip.

Jan

Jan

8th Nov, 2023

I trekked with our amazing guide mr Khem and 2 porters mr Khila and Khumar through the Manaslu circuit trek. The trek will always be amazingly beautiful, but what made it really special is the friendship we build with the entire team!

We played cards every night, joked around all the time and learned a lot about the region because mr Khem knows so much and explains it in good English.
Book with this company if you want to have an amazing time as well as a beautiful trek!

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Burra Burri

23rd Nov, 2023

Now the whole trek and the beauty of everything we experienced is hard to put into words. I feel in love with Nepal and its beautiful people, culture, food. Already missing it and planning another trip in the future. And I already know my next trek in Nepal will be done through Magic Mountain Trek again. Once again thank you guys. You're the best!

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