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Nepal Expedition: Manaslu Circuit Trek

16 Days | Take on a remote and rarely tackled trek into Manaslu, Nepal's eighth-highest mountain

Expedition
Walking & Trekking
From
CAD $2,450
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Immerse yourself in the stillness of the Himalayas on a 16-day adventure along the Manalsu Circuit Trek. This quieter, less-travelled route takes you through blooming rhododendron forests, remote Buddhist monasteries and through the shadow of the world’s eight-highest mountain. Embark along a trail that follows the Budhi Gandaki River, crossing above its flowing waters by day and staying in teahouses by night, taking in the grandeur of the Himalayas as you reach altitudes of over 5000 m. With plenty of chances to spot the area’s protected wildlife and an experienced guide leading the way, this is a trek that must be seen to be believed.

Trip overview

Map of Nepal Expedition: Manaslu Circuit Trek including Nepal
Start
Kathmandu, Nepal
Finish
Kathmandu, Nepal
Theme
Expedition, Walking & Trekking
Destinations
Nepal
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 2 - Max 12
Trip code
HNXM
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Reach an altitude of 5106 m as you cross the Larke Pass along the Manaslu Circuit. Testing your mind and body this is quite the accomplishment.
  • Pass through the Manaslu Conservation Area, home to 11 types of forest and over 2000 species of plants, on a far less busy route than the Annapurna Circuit or Everest Base Camp.
  • Get to know the unique culture of the small communities along the Nepali and Tibetan border, meeting locals and other trekkers in teahouses along the way, as you weave through the wildly rugged and less-explored landscape.
  • Discover Nepal’s compact capital in Kathmandu. With a limited amount of time spent here to discover its bazaars and temples, why not extend your stay beforehand to get a real feel of Nepalese culture?
  • Be accompanied by an experienced trek leader along with assistant guides and porters, who will not only give you all the support and guidance you need along the way, but also introduce you to the rich local culture.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Seven Women. Donations help them empower marginalised women in Nepal by providing cooking lessons, skills training and educational classes.

Is this trip right for you?
  • There are 13 days of strenuous trekking on this trip. You’ll be trekking up to 8 hours a day and at altitudes over 5000 m at times, so you need to be aware of altitude sickness. Visit intrepidtravel.com/altitude-sickness for more information.
  • What you need to take will vary depending on the season you are trekking in and it’s important to be prepared. See some tips for what to pack here: intrepidtravel.com/adventures/packing-guide-for-trekking-in-nepal
  • It’s very important it is to be in excellent fitness and health, which means training in the lead up to your trip in order to be best prepared.
  • The trekking lodges, known as teahouses, that you stay in on the trek are very simple with only basic facilities. Hot water may not always be available and may cost extra, as will access to electricity points for charging devices. Wifi is available at some locations, but connections may be poor.
  • Due to the nature of outdoor travel, please be aware that this trip will operate on an amended itinerary in high risk weather conditions.

Itinerary

Map of Nepal Expedition: Manaslu Circuit Trek including Nepal

Inclusions

Transport

Private vehicle

Accommodation

Hotel (3 nights), Teahouse (12 nights)

Activities
  • Bhaktapur - Walking tour
  • Manalsu Circuit – 12D/11N Trek
  • Manalsu Circuit – Porterage of One Bag (10kg/22lbs max)
Add on activities
  • Kathmandu - Spiritual Nepal Experience Urban Adventure - USD68
  • Kathmandu - Rickshaw Night Explorer Urban Adventure - USD55
  • Kathmandu - Panorama Hike Urban Adventure - USD57
  • Kathmandu - In Focus: Cook in Kathmandu Urban Adventure - USD66

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Important notes

1. This trip starts in Kathmandu on Day 1 at 2 pm. This allows time after the joining meeting to explore Kathmandu.
2. Due to the demands of travelling at high altitudes a Passenger Self Assessment Form is required for this trip. You will be trekking on hilly terrain, generally on well-defined paths, walking anywhere between 2–7 hours per day, on average about 5 hours a day. Altitude may exceed 5545 metres.
3. The minimum age for this trip is 15 at time of travel.
4. Please note that while we endeavour to assist all our clients in achieving their goals, there may be times your leader makes the decision to either delay or stop your ascent based on your medical conditions and AMS symptoms.
5. You may be asked to provide 2 passport size photographs for your trekking permit.
6. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement will only be included on Days 1,15 (Hotel) and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
7. This trip requires at least 2 travellers booked per departure date in order to obtain trekking permits. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

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Nepal Expedition: Manaslu Circuit Trek
From
CAD $2,450