Manaslu Circuit Camping Trek
Manaslu Circuit Trekking is suitable for all moderately fit trekkers, which requires no previous experiences in trekking. To condition yourself for the trek, some physical fitness programs such as walking, running, swimming, and hiking are recommended before you embark on your journey. Any person suffering from a pre-existing medical condition or diseases must seek medical advice before considering any trek. Trekking around Manaslu offers a unique opportunity to experience a reasonably untouched region of Nepal. This region of Nepal sees few trekkers, which makes a visit here more exclusive and unspoiled. Manaslu trekking has been open since 1991 AD; it provides spectacular beauty along the border of Nepal and Tibet and is now a restricted trekking route, allowing organized trekking groups’ special permits to gain entry into this region to venture round its spectacular circuit.
Manaslu Trekking area has a unique environment, which is exceptionally rich in bio diversity that has made this region one of the finest tourist destinations of Trekking in Nepal for many years. The majestic Himalayan ranges in this area consist of cultural diversities and natural scenery with high altitude romantic glacier lakes and fascinating flora and fauna. All features of this region have made it one of the most well liked places of Nepal.
Along the trekking routes, Snowy Horizon provide the best possible camping service complete with comfortable two person tents with good mattresses. A kitchen, dining, shower, toilet tents, chairs with tables are also provided. Refer to the equipment list for items you will need to bring. We usually camp in or near a village, which allows you to buy chocolates and drinks, which we do not carry with us. We provide a limited amount of toilet paper and facilities for hand and face washing before meals. You will also get a bowl of hot water each morning in your tent for a quick scrub up. Snowy Horizon offers expert camping cook to prepare specially requested food as per your advice during the Manaslu Circuit camping Trek. September to December and February to May are the best seasons for this Round Manaslu Camping Trek.
The weather in the mountains is notoriously difficult to predict. At night it is generally cooler the days are generally warm. There will be snow during the month of December to February. It is important to make sure that you can stay warm and dry in just about any conditions. Expect the unexpected weather! The temperature could be as high as 20 deg C to -10 deg C low.
Outline Itinerary of Manaslu circuit trekking
Day 01: Arrival and Transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu (1350m)
Day 02: Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley
Day 03: Drive to Arughat from Kathmandu (640m)
Day 04: Trek to Soti Khola from Arughat (775m)
Day 05: Trek to Machha Khola from Soti Khola (900)
Day 06: Trek to Jagat from Machha Khola (1340m)
Day 07: Trek to Ngyak from Jagat (2310m)
Day 08: Trek to Ghap from Ngyak (2100m)
Day 09: Trek to Lho from Ghap (3200m)
Day 10: Trek to Samagompa from Lho (3500m)
Day 11: Trek to Stone Hut from Samagompa (4500m)
Day 12: Acclimatization and exploration day
Day 13: Cross Larkya La (5215m) and trek to Bhimphedi (3590m)
Day 14: Trek to Tilje from Bhimphedi (3900m)
Day 15: Trek to Tal (1725m) from Tilje
Day 16: Trek to Jagat (1300m) from Tal
Day 17: Trek to Bahundanda (1275m) from Jagat
Day 18: Trek to Beshisahar from Jagat
Day 19: Drive back to Kathmandu by Bus
Day 20: Leisure day in Kathmandu
Day 21: Final departure to your port of destination
Fact of the Trip:
Trek Name: Manaslu Round Trek
Best season: spring (March –June) autumn (Sept-November)
Transportation: By tourist bus / private vehicles.
Accommodation: Hotel, Resort & tea house /camping
Grade: Fairly Strenuous
Trekking style: camping only
Highest access: 5215m.
Duration: 21 Days
Group Size: Min. 2 to Max. 15 People
"When our group of 12 friends including 9 doctors decided to visit Tibet, we were lucky to find the 'Snowy Horizon Treks & Expeditions' travel agency while searching the internet. We visited Tibet - Kailas, Mansarovar, Lhasa & Everest Basecamp in September 2011 through this agency and from our experience, we can whole-heartedly recommend them for anyone planning a trip or trek in Nepal or Tibet."
Trekking Question / Answers
What is Trekking?
Trekking is an adventure activity involving multiday walk on village trails, National Park trails and climber’s trails often on reasonably steep terrain and snow at higher altitudes often crossing high passes in the range of 5500m/18000ft.
How difficult are the treks?
It depends on the location and choice of trekkers. Both difficult as well as easy treks are available.
Is there any age limit for trekking in Himalaya?
In Nepal children below 18 years of age are required to trek accompanied by their parent or guardian.
Is trekking permit required?
Depending on trekking area you may require a special trekking permit while other areas would require only conservation/national park entry permit and Trekking Information Management System (TIMS) Card.
What is the general duration of the trek?
In General treks vary in duration from 2 to 4 weeks;average one would trek between 4 to 6 hours per day.
What are the sources of drinking water supply during trekking?
On most established treks bottled water is ubiquitously availableas well as locally purified drinking water is available in many villages along the trek. Otherwise, you can use boiled water supplied by the teahouse or camping crew.
Where do we eat our meals?
On popular trails we will stay in lodges and guest houses and the meals will be cooked for you withcontinental menu meals often available as well as soups and noodles and rice dishes; on some routes there will be a limited choice and on some more remote routes only local Nepal Dal Bhat and curry or instant noodle soups will be available.
Is there any communication while we are on trekking?
It all depends on the area with most of the trekking routeshaving local VHF Phones; increasingly more places get mobile coverage of varied capacity; in remote communication is not available or very limited so the only option would be a satellite phone.
What type of shoes or boots should I wear?
You need comfortable trekking shoes preferably with Gore-Tex style lining for ultimate comfort and thick vibratim soles to have comfortable walk on rocky paths
What problems can arise on altitude?
At high altitude your cardio-pulmonary system is affected by low oxygen density and you can suffer from general breathing difficulties to Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) as well as your skin is susceptible to sunburn if not protected by cloths or sunblock. The AMS is preventable through appropriate trekking pace and undertaking acclimatization.
What type of insurance should I have? Where can I obtain the insurance?
You need to obtain travel insurance before you arrive to Kathmandu. Your insurance should cover rescue insurance and it should allow the expense of helicopter supported medevac. Nowadays such policies are readily available through many airfare booking agents. Try ihi.com if you cannot find your insurance.
How safe traveling alone women with your company?
We ensure travel safety for all our guests’ women or men travelling with our company. Nepal is generally very safe and welcoming to foreign tourists. We have very good relationships with lodges we use and our guides aware all the time of whereabouts of every guest on the trek. Our groups are small and we ensure continues visual contact.
How much money should I bring for the trek?
On the trek we provide all accommodation, food and we cover park fees, so you need to take only small amount of money to purchase water, small snack and tea outside meals, localsouvenirs, tips or donations to monasteries if you wish to donate small change. $20 per day should be sufficient to cover such expenses
What accommodation will look like during trek?
Majority of trekking is done with lodge/guesthouse accommodation unless you prearranged camping based trip. There are very few trekking areas where lodge accommodation is unavailable and we will offer there a tent accommodation only.
What is tea house trekking?
Teahouse trekking is a trekking where your accommodation and meal are arranged in a local lodge/house with full board services.
What is camping trekking?
Camping trekking is a trekking where we provideyou with tent accommodation and full board with meals to be cooked by professional trekking cook in a mobile camp equipped with akitchen and with adequate support staff of kitchen helpers, guides and porters.
How much a porter carries?
It depends on trekking route and altitude; typically a trekking porter would carry load of 15kg to 25kgand camping porter would carry load up to 40kg.
Is tipping compulsory?
In Nepal it is not customaryto tip but porters and guides would expect and appreciate a small tip. Your tip will go long way to help their families.
Is trekking for me?
Trekking is for you and everyone who is patient and physically fit and enjoys outdoors.
What should be the criteria for physical fitness to trek in Nepal?
You should have a general good level of physical fitness, general hiking experience, do not have any chronic or acute issues with your leg functions andbementally comfortable withmulti-day hikes, than you are ready for trekking.
Can I trek in the Himalayas of Nepal without prior trekking experience?
In principle if you have trekking experience anywhere in the world and you are currently fit for trekking, there is nothing to stop you from Himalayan trekking in Nepal. You just need to increase your cardiovascular capacityto be able to cope with high elevation, where the oxygen density is much lower.
What is the best season to trek in Nepal?
Post-monsoon period from September to December and pre-monsoon season from February to May are the best period for trekking in Nepal. In winter, December till February, at high elevation is very cold and heavy snowfalls may impede crossing of high passes but trekking in low elevations below 3000m is accessible all year round. In summer, June till August is a monsoon season and trekking is very wet, however in rain shadow areas such as Upper Mustang trekking in monsoon season is feasible and pleasant.
What shall I have to bring while trekking in Nepal?
It all depends on the time and altitude of your trek. You may require Down Jacket, warm fleece jacket, warm thermal underwear, trekking pants and shorts, sleeping bag, trekking boots and a backpack, camera and your personal medication. Consult lists of cloth and equipment on our website as a guide and use a common sense to pack enough but not too much at the same time.
Is it necessary to use guide while on trek in Nepal?
We highly recommend having a guide with you. You will travel in wilderness areas and at high elevations so from safety aspect you should not be alone. Travelling through villages there are many trails and if you took wrong path accidently it may be difficult to communicate with locals to get back on the right path or to secure food or accommodation. They will be unlikely to speak English
How will you help me if I suffer from altitude sickness or accident?
You will be taken immediately to the lower altitude first and will be provided first aid as the immediate treatment and then if necessary the guide will call the rescue helicopter tofly you down to Kathmandu or Pokharausing your rescue insurance.
How farwill we walk per day while on trek?
Anywhere from 5km to 15km depending on condition of trekking trail and the altitude of the trekking route.
What is your cancellation policy and terms or conditions?
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