March to May & September - November
Moderate / Difficulty
Private and Group Tour
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Far off from the hustle and bustle of cities, the trek to Mountain of the Spirit Manaslu Base Camp offers you an escape into the majestic Himalayas. Manaslu Base Camp Trek was officially opened for tourists in 1992 and very few amounts of tourists visited Manaslu Base Camp Trek because it is one of the restricted trekking routes in the Manaslu Region, which is challenging and requires special trekking permits. This trek allows us to learn about the rich culture, tradition, history, adventure, scenic beauty, and rural civilization that represents the ancient Tibetan lifestyle. The beautiful Mountain ranges in this area with cultural diversities and natural scenery with high elevation romantic glacier lakes and varieties of flora and fauna make this trek a must-do trek in Manaslu Region. The majestic views of view of Manaslu Himal (8153m), Shringi Himal (7187m), Ganesh Himal (7319m), and Himal Chuli (7893m) are the main highlights of this trek. The months of September to December, and Feb-May are the perfect months for the Manaslu Base Camp Trek.
We commence our trek to Manaslu Base Camp at Arughat Bazaar and follow the trail beyond the Budhi Gandaki River, which is one of the most difficult routes with huge amounts of ups and downs as you trek up and down over ridges and onto shelves to bypass cliffs. We follow the route going through several stopping points including Deng, Ghap, Lho Gaun, and Sama Gaon, the largest village in the region. And hike from Samagaon takes us to our main destination Manaslu Base Camp. After exploring Manaslu Base Camp, and visiting Larke Pass our descent back journey starts. It is important to make sure that you can stay warm and dry in all weather conditions. It serves as one of the popular beaten trails in Nepal which is a paradise for trekkers, photographers, and nature buffs.
In conclusion, the Manaslu Basecamp Trek offers a truly unique and unforgettable experience, with its combination of stunning natural beauty, rich cultural heritage, and challenging trekking. The trek is suitable for experienced trekkers who are looking for an adventure in one of the world's most breathtaking mountain ranges. The memories and experiences gained from this trek will last a lifetime.
The Manaslu Basecamp Trek provides several opportunities for side treks that can be added to the itinerary for a more diverse and fulfilling experience. Here are some popular side treks:
The Tsum Valley is a remote and pristine valley located near the Manaslu Circuit Trek. This side trek offers an opportunity to visit traditional Tibetan villages, meet friendly locals, and explore the cultural heritage of the region. The valley is also known for its stunning natural beauty, with towering peaks, alpine forests, and crystal-clear rivers.
Birendra Lake is a beautiful glacial lake located near the Manaslu Circuit Trek. This side trek takes trekkers to the lake and provides opportunities to see the surrounding mountains and glaciers, as well as to explore the nearby villages and meet the local people.
The Nar Phu Valley is a remote and pristine valley located near the Manaslu Circuit Trek. This side trek takes trekkers through the valley, where they can explore traditional villages, meet friendly locals, and see the breathtaking scenery of the surrounding mountains.
Tilicho Lake is a stunning glacial lake located near the Manaslu Circuit Trek. This side trek takes trekkers to the lake and provides opportunities to see the surrounding mountains and glaciers, as well as to explore the nearby villages and meet the local people.
These side treks provide a chance to see more of the stunning natural beauty and rich cultural heritage of the region and can add an extra level of adventure and excitement to the Manaslu Circuit Trek. These side treks can also be modified to fit the individual trekker's needs and preferences.
The Manaslu Basecamp Trek is known for its scenic beauty, including several breathtaking suspension bridges, lakes, and waterfalls.
The Manaslu Circuit Trek features several suspension bridges that offer stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. These bridges provide an exciting and thrilling experience for trekkers, as they sway and bounce beneath their feet. The longest and most famous of these bridges is the Ngyakpa La Pass Bridge, which is over 200 meters long and provides stunning views of the Manaslu Range.
The Manaslu Circuit Trek features several stunning lakes, including Birendra Lake, which is a beautiful glacial lake surrounded by towering peaks. Tilicho Lake is another popular destination and is considered one of the highest lakes in the world, located at an elevation of 4,919 meters (16,140 feet).
The Manaslu Circuit Trek is also home to several breathtaking waterfalls, including the Rupinala Waterfall, which is a spectacular waterfall that cascades down the mountain and provides a stunning backdrop for trekkers.
These natural wonders add an extra layer of beauty and excitement to the Manaslu Circuit Trek and provide opportunities for trekkers to immerse themselves in the stunning natural beauty of the region. Whether you are crossing a swaying suspension bridge, admiring the beauty of a glacial lake, or taking in the majesty of a cascading waterfall, the Manaslu Circuit Trek is sure to leave a lasting impression.
You will have three meals a day, all provided by these tea houses which includes varieties of option such as Dal Bhat, potatoes, vegetables, pasta, noodles, cereals, eggs, rice, soup, etc. You will stay in clean teahouses which provide homely services. But we recommend you have local Nepali food like Dal Bhat meal, (rice, curry, and lentil soup) or normal food items like bread, Thukpa soup, Momos, Tennduk soup, Potatoes items, and many more.
Staying at tea houses during Manaslu Base Camp Trek gives you the chance to explore the simple way of living away from luxury products and modern devices. You will find all the rooms simple and comfortable usually with two beds with a mattress blanket and pillows. Some will have an en-suite bathroom but most have shared bathrooms with the squat toilet in mountain areas. While in Kathmandu city, you will stay at a 3-star hotel with breakfast service.
After your arrival at the airport, you'll meet our airport representatives, they'll welcome you and transfer you to the hotel in our private vehicle. In the evening, you can shop around the local market of Thamel and Asan. Overnight stay.
This is your free day in Kathmandu valley where you can make trek preparation, do necessary shopping. After lunch, we'll take you to the tour of historical sites in Kathmandu including Kathmandu Durbar Square, famous stupa Monkey temple, largest stupa Boudhanath and Hindu temple Pashupatinath. Overnight stay.
The starts with a drive to Soti Khola via Aru Ghat following the river Budhi Gandaki toward its point of origin. The drive is interesting and rewarding which goes through lush valleys and rice paddy fields. After reaching Soti Khola, you can enjoy swimming and spend overnight.
The trail turns narrow leading through densely forested hillsides and small human settlements. The trek continues through the steep valley of Lapbesi village and descending to the riverbed to reach Machha Khola (Fish Stream). Overnight stay.
Today, we walk upstream towards the beautiful village of Jagat and enjoy a bath in the hot spring there. The trek mostly goes through a forest path and we'll stop on the way for a cup of tea at Doban and then walks to Lauri. After walking for a while, we reach today's stop Jagat. Overnight stay.
It takes 7 hours to reach Dyang village from Jagat which mostly passes through stone steps and then goes up a terraced hillside Saguleri. From Saguleri, we can have a relaxing view of the Sringi Himal (7187m). We arrive at Dyang for an overnight stay.
We'll have breakfast at a lodge and continue our walk towards the famous Buddhist town Namrung village where you can see the influence of Buddhist culture, festivals, and lifestyle. We spend overnight at Namrung.
On the way to Low Gaun, we will see large barley fields and stone houses and after walking for an hour, we reach the village of Lihi and enjoy a cup of tea there. A beautiful view of mount Manaslu and Fishtail can be seen during our walk. Overnight at Low Gaun.
The trail goes uphill steadily up through a forest towards Shyala where we'll see woods and stone houses and beautiful vistas of snowy mountains from are just alluring. Sama Gaun is a lovely village sitting on a riverbank. Overnight at Sama Gaun.
After breakfast, we commence our trek and go through the forest before steep ascent to a slope and a moraine. You'll get to enjoy the magnificent view of the glacier, a turquoise lake and high mountains from all angles. It takes around 4-5 hours to reach Manaslu Base Camp. We'll set a camp there and spend overnight.
Today's walk is pleasant through the forest residing near the border of Tibet. You can capture amazing photos in this beautiful surroundings. Our stopping point for today is Samdu for overnight stay.
After breakfast at the lodge, we ascent up this Budi Gandaki stream and you'll see several ruined marketplace called Larkya Bazaar. The walk goes up further up to Dharmasala for overnight stay.
Today, we're going to the highest point of our trek, Larke La Pass where you'll see the amazing views of Manaslu (8163m.), Himal Chuli (7893m.), Himlung Himal (7126m.) and many others around. We descend to Bhim Phedi for overnight stay.
On the way back to Dharapani, we will see the colorful prayer flags and awesome views of the mountains surrounding us including Manaslu range towards the southeast. We stop at Dharapani for an overnight stay for today.
On our final day of the trek, we drive back to Kathmandu which takes around 7-8 hours and after reaching the capital city, we'll bid you farewell and help you to reach your next destination.
1. CAN I GET NEPAL VISA ON ARRIVAL OR ONLINE ?
Yes, you can get an arrival visa at Trivubhan international airport. Visa cost per person US$25 for 15 days of single/multiple entries, US$40 for 30 days of single/multiple entries, US$100 for 90 days of single/multiple entries. Those individual passport holders from the member of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) do not need to pay a visa fee for 30 days
2. Does your company provide pickup and drop-off services from the airport?
Yes, we pick up and drop off from the airport. One of our nature explore trek's staff shall be weighing you at the arrival gate with your name details and transfer you to the hotel by private car/jeep and bus accordingly to group size.
3. WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT NEPAL ?
Nepal has a diverse weather and climatic variation, to four different seasons: autumn (or fall), winter, spring, and summer (also monsoon). The seasons in Nepal are comparable to those seen in Europe but really quite unique from those in Australia. It is cold in December and January, but you can get away with shorts and T-shirts in June and July. Nepal has a temperate climate, which means that the winters are dry and the summers are hot. Overall, autumn or fall is the best tourist season in Nepal after summer and before the arrival of winter. Autumn Season (fall) Mid - September to end of the November every year. Autumn season start after monsoon end in Nepal. It will be mid-September to end of the November. During these months the weather will be pleasant and clear sky, sunshine day and warm temperature during the day. And these months it will be less chance to rain and snowing in mountain, you will have great holidays in these months in Nepal. Spring season (March to May) Spring season is second biggest and clear weather season in Nepal after autumn season. During the spring season you will have a lots chance to have breathtaking view of Himalaya from close distance. Spring season also suitable season for big expeditions climb in Nepal. Winter season in Nepal (December to February) Winter season is start during the months of December to February. In these months it will more colder and snowing in mountains and less visibility and very fewer chance to see mountains so comparatively in the winter less tourist and more quiet and peace in mountain . If someone preferred to go trekking then for short and easy treks winter also well time to visit Nepal. Monsoon (summer) season in Nepal (June to mid-September) Summer or monsoon season starts after the spring season ends between June to mid-September. In these months in Nepal the climate will be very hot, and most of the time it will be raining and cloudy. We don’t recommend in summer for trekking and climbing in Nepal for all travelers from around the world. Summer or monsoon season is the best time for farming in Nepal.
4: MANASLU BASECAMP TREK DIFFICULTY
The Manaslu Circuit Trek is considered a challenging trek, and it is suitable for experienced trekkers with a good level of physical fitness. The trek requires trekkers to walk for long hours each day, often over rough terrain and at high altitudes, with some days involving steep ascents and descents. The highest point of the trek is the Larkya La Pass, which stands at an altitude of 5,106 meters (16,752 feet). The pass is a physically demanding section of the trek and requires trekkers to be prepared for inclement weather and altitude sickness. The trek also passes through remote areas, and proper planning, preparation, and gear are necessary to ensure a safe and successful trek. It's recommended to consult with a doctor and obtain a fitness certificate before embarking on the trek. It's also important to acclimatize properly and follow proper hydration, nutrition, and altitude sickness prevention practices to minimize the risks and ensure a safe and enjoyable trek.
5 : PACKING LIST FOR MANASLU BASECAMP TREK ?
1. 1 trekking walking boots 2. 1 Medium size backpack 3. 1 Day pack 4. 1 Sleeping bag (15 - 20C) 5. 1 Down Jacket/Gore tax Jacket 6. 1 Light wind & water proof jacket 7. 1 Inner sleeping sheet 8. 2 Long sleeve T-shirts 9. 1 Water bottle 10. 1 Pair gaiters/over trousers 11. 1 Pair sport shoes or sandal 12. 2 Pairs light weight trousers 13. 1 Pair shorts 14. 1 Fleece / warm sweater 15. 2 T-shirts 16. 2 Pair’ light socks 17. 3 Pairs heavy wool socks 18. 1 Sweatshirts / light sweater 19. 1 Torch & spear batteries 20. 1 Swimming costume / bathing suits (not for Everest region) 21. 1 Medium size towel 22. 1 Washing kit including washing powder, small clothesline and pegs, insect repellents etc. & personal toiletries 23. Moleskin for blister 24. Toilet paper, biodegradable soap/shampoo (toilet paper you can buy every place in Nepal) 25. Personal medication. (if you are taking rebury otherwise for high altitude we provide) 26. Underwear (including thermals) 27. Warm hat/ gloves 28. Sunglasses, sun hat and sun cream 29. Spear plastic bags for wrapping clothes 30. Swimming customs. Note: even high altitude medication you can bring in your favor like Diamox otherwise Nepalese taste we do have always (but we treat naturally all the time go slowly and drink lots of water
6: HOW FIT DO I NEED TO BE FOR TREKKING / WILL I ABLE TO DO IT ?
It depends which trek you want to go: if you chose shorter treks in Nepal and you already have physical fitness then you do not need to worry about fitness, but if you are planning to go longer treks in Nepal then obviously you need to have the good fitness level and longer hikers before you go to trekking in Nepal. Definitely, shorter treks are easier than longer and more adventurous treks in Nepal. If you planning to go on long treks in Nepal then you need a better fitness level and if you are planning for shorter treks then not required a long hike and fitness level.
7: WHAT IS DIFFERENT BETWEEN TEA HOUSE TREKKING AND CAMPING ?
Tea house treks in Nepal: while we are on trekking in mountains we sleep in the tea house (belongs to someone's house) provide trekkers a private room and bed with food from their own restaurants. Sleep in someone's small and simple guest house in mountains. Camping treks in Nepal: carry all tents, food, and kitchen crews in a big team and cook ourselves and sleep in a tent while we are on the trek. It is called camping trekking in Nepal. But nowadays camping treks are very less used because tea house treks in easier and comfortable, and cheaper. But still, in a remote area of mountain regions of Nepal, we must have to take tents where we can’t get tea houses to sleep and eat.
8: WHAT TYPES OF FOOD WILL BE SERVED MANALSU REGION TREK ?
Accommodation during Annapurna region trek is typically in basic tea houses or lodges. These facilities offer basic dormitory-style rooms with shared bathrooms, and sometimes offer hot showers for an additional fee. Many of the tea houses also serve meals, which usually consist of traditional Nepalese and Tibetan dishes, such as dal bhat (lentil soup and rice), momos (dumplings), and various types of noodle soup. Most trekkers will also have the opportunity to purchase snacks, energy bars, and other food items along the way. Some of the tea houses offer more comfortable and better-equipped rooms for a higher price, and it's recommended to book in advance, especially during the peak trekking season from September to November. It's important to note that the quality of accommodation and food can vary greatly along the trek, but trekkers can expect basic and functional facilities in most places.
9: DOSE YOUR COMPANY ORGANIZE DOMESTICT FLIGHT, HOTEL, BOOKING AND OTHER SERVICE ?
Yes, we organized all types of domestic flights, Hotel bookings, side tours, day trips, and other services according to your budget and interest during you’re staying in Nepal.
10: DO I REALLY NEED A TREKKING GUIDE FOR THIS TREK ?
Yes, a guide is required for your safety and security while on the trek. And if you want to make your trip memorable by learning a lot about the trekking region of Nepal, this is the place to be. A professional guide is essential for any trek in Nepal. Your guide will not only show you the walking trail during the trek, but he will also manage the accommodation ahead of time, recommend the best restaurants, and eat organic and hygienic food in the mountains. Which allows you to finish your trip without worrying about food? Most of the time, your guide will walk alongside you, and if you need them, you can ask them any questions about the culture, religions, nature, and landscapes of the area where you are. In addition, the guide will assist you in communicating with the locals. The majority of the locals do not speak your language. Another reason why having a guide is important is that if we get sick in the mountains, such as altitude sickness, stomach sickness, or injury from a ruck fall from the mountain, or if you fall somewhere in the stone and break your ankle or any part of your buddy, how will we be safe? If you have a guide with you in this situation, he or she will undoubtedly assist you in getting to a safe location quickly. So we strongly advise all trekkers to any region of Nepal to go with a guide, who will play a key role in making your trip in Nepal a success. You are not only hiring a guide for your trip to Nepal, but you are also helping him or her with economic support. For example, one guide (man) works at a house for a whole family who has to take care of their food, education, health, and all basic expenses, so your visit to Nepal is helping local people a lot and giving a big opportunity to work and protect his or her family and life from his or job.
11: IS NEPAL IS SAFE FOR TRAVEL AND TREKKING, CLIMBING AND TRAVEL ?
Yes, Nepal is always safe for trekking and travel. But you have to choose the Wright Company, and good season and a professional team. If you book your holiday with good hands definitely your holiday shall be perfect and no doubt for anything. If some people go trek individually without a guide and porter sometimes it’s not safe also. So we highly recommend taking an experienced guide from Nepal Gov. Resisted company.
12: WHAT HAPPENS IF SOMEONE EXPERIENCES ALTITUDE SICKNESS DURING THE TREK?
Travel insurance is highly recommended for the Renjo La Pass Trek, as the region is remote and the trek can be physically demanding. A good travel insurance policy will provide coverage for unexpected medical expenses, evacuation, trip cancellations, and lost or stolen gear, among other things. When choosing a travel insurance policy, it is important to select a policy that provides comprehensive coverage, including high-altitude trekking and adventure sports. Some policies may exclude coverage for activities such as climbing or mountaineering, so it's important to carefully read the policy details and understand what is covered and what is not. In addition to travel insurance, it is also a good idea to carry a comprehensive first-aid kit, as well as any necessary medications and other personal items, such as sunscreen, insect repellent, and water purification tablets. Trekkers should also be prepared for unexpected weather conditions and be equipped with warm, waterproof clothing and gear. With proper planning and preparation, a trek to Renjo La Pass Trek can be a safe and rewarding adventure, and travel insurance can provide peace of mind and protection in the event of an emergency.
13: IS THERE IS AVILABLE TELEPHONE / INTERNET WHEN WE ARE ONE THE MOUNTAIN ?
Yes, telephone, internet – wifi are available in most of the places in Nepal like Everest region, Annapurna region, Langtang region, Manaslu region. But far west Nepal and remote areas of the country still there is no internet so you should prepare if you are going on such a trip.
14: WHAT HAPPEN ENCASE ALTITUDE SICKENESS DURING THE TREK ?
Normally altitude sickness starts from 2500 to 3000m. During the trek if encase you have received an altitude sickness then first you will received several symptoms like fast breathing, tired, headache, vomiting, and can’t sleep properly at night, can’t eat enough so then after your guide shall give you a lot of positive suggestion, advice, and our guide are well training about first aid kit. normally our guide carries a first aid kid bag with him during the trek, and the guide will give you altitude sickness medicine like Diamox, and as much as possible your guide shall take you to descend 400 to 500m. And if encase this altitude sickness is not controlled and makes it more serious then we will call the evacuation and take you to the hospital nearby or Kathmandu.
15: HOW DO I AVOID ALTITUDE SICKNESS DURING THE TREKKING IN NEPAL ?
Yes, you can easily avoid altitude sickness during trekking in Nepal. Before you plan to come to Nepal for trekking any region of Himalaya you should be prepared both physically and mentally well. And do good training at least 3 to 6 months before your trip start. Here is the some advice for avoiding altitude sickness. 1. Avoid Alcohol & Nicotine 2. Get rid of Caffeine & Oily Foods 3. Consume Plenty of Liquids & Water 4. Eat Starchy Food full of Carbohydrate 5. Have Enough Acclimatization Days 6. Physical Fitness Level 7. Slow & Uniform Ascent 8. Get Full Insurance. If you follow above mentions suggestions list you will not feel the altitude and you can succeed in your trip.
16: HOW EARLY SHOULD I BOOK MY TRIP ?
Well, if you are going to do the big expeditions or adventure high passes treks then you should book at list 2 to 3 months period but if you are planning to do short and small treks in Everest region, Annapurna region, Langtang region and Manaslu region Minimum one months is a good time for book an advance your trip.
17: WHAT IS YOUR PAYMENTS TERMS ?
When you book your trip with us in advance we ask you to deposit a 25% deposit in our nature explore trek officially USD dollar account in Himalayan bank limited. Your advance is to ensure your trip with us 100% and we also have to pay an advance for accommodation, transportation. Then rest of the payment you can bring with you in cash or card payment. If you want to pay by your visa or master card 3.5% bank charge will add on top of your total rest of the your trip payment. So if possible from you then we suggest paying in cash rest of the amount on arrival in Kathmandu before your trip starts. We only accept USD dollars, Euro, and Indian currency for Indian trekkers. If encase if you need to cancel the trip then you let us know within one month then we refund 100% of the deposit, and in 15 days 50%, in the last week of the trip start 20% only because of the rest of your deposit will we will also pay for accommodation, transportation or airline ticket, etc.
18: Is insurance provided for Nature Explore trek guides and porters?
Yes, our guide and porter will have insurance from our company which will cover expenses of emergency altitude sickness, injury, snow frostbite, falling from a mountain or any things happen during the trip.
19 : WHAT IS THE LIMITED WEIGHT IN DOMESTIC AIR ?
For domestic airplanes, the minimum limit weight is 15kg +7 kg handbag for the Everest region Lukla flight, and Jomsom flight, in the small 17-seat airplane, and if you are traveling to Pokhara, Nepalgunj, Bharatpur, Biratnagar in tourist places there is a big airport available and 70 to 75 seater airplane can go so you can carry 30kg+10. Is possible to carry? If encased your bags are more than limited weight then still you can take them with you but you have to pay for extra weight as per kg.
20 : WHY SHOULD I CHOSE NATURE EXPLORE TREK ?
Trekking with Nepal Explore Trekking agency offers several benefits, such as: 1. Expertise: The agency has a team of experienced guides who have in-depth knowledge of the trekking routes, local culture, and customs. 2. Safety: The agency prioritizes the safety of its clients and has strict safety measures in place for all treks. 3. Comfort: The agency provides comfortable accommodation, hygienic food, and necessary equipment for a successful and enjoyable trek. 4. Customizable itineraries: The agency offers customizable trekking itineraries to meet the specific needs and interests of its clients. 5. Support for local communities: The agency supports local communities by promoting sustainable tourism practices and contributing to local economic development. 6. 100 % positive feedback from our previous clients, and 99% excellent review on trip adviser. 7. We offer Reliable cost and 100 % guarantee: here are 100s of the local trekking company in Kathmandu, everyone has a won price and they offer accordingly, but nature explore trek is one of the most reliable and trusted local trekking agencies in Kathmandu since 2015. We deliver the same things in the mountain that we talked about in conversation in the computer with our clients.
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