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ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT VS MANASLU CIRCUIT TREK

Annapurna circuit trek vs Manaslu Circuit Trek

The Annapurna Region and Manaslu region are one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nepal. There are many trekking Parts in this region. Especially Annapurna circuit is the most popular in the Annapurna Region and Manaslu circuit in Manaslu Region. Short treks, long treks, easy or more difficult, trekking lovers are spoiled for choice here in both regions. Both regions, Located between the subtropical zone and the polar zone, this region characterized in particular by the variety of their landscapes and the diversity of the populations that inhabit them.

If you considering, which is the best trek between the Annapurna circuit trek and the Manaslu circuit trek in Nepal?  Sometimes you might choose the Manaslu circuit trek or the Annapurna circuit trek. While both the Annapurna circuit trek and the Manaslu circuit trek are excellent and stunning treks in Nepal, which trek would be better suited for you? In this blog of the Annapurna circuit trek VS the Manaslu circuit trek, we compare for you the essentials and differences of both treks such as; Himalayan views, itineraries, differences in altitude, permits, culture, location, the best time to trek, and highlights of the treks. You can also check the trekking packages for the Annapurna Region and Manaslu Region.

The Annapurna circuit trek and the Manaslu circuit Camp trek are one of the most asked questions when it comes to the best trekking routes in Nepal! Both treks are popular and booked every year by thousands of trekkers from different countries. So which one is the best trek between the Annapurna circuit trek and the Manaslu circuit trek? Well in our view both of them are beautiful, and should be done at least once a life!

ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT TREK

Annapurna-circuit-trek

The Annapurna circuit trek is one of the most beautiful treks in the world. The Annapurna circuit trek did not become famous by chance, there are Objective reasons, such as the exceptional variety of landscapes come across and have greatly contributed to its fame. This great classic of Himalayan circuit treks owes its success to the variety of ethnic groups encountered. The beauty of the landscapes allows many people to make this trek in the best possible conditions During, this circuit discovery our steps led us in a few days bananas to the eternal snow line. After crossing rice fields, pine forests or rhododendrons, and deserts of rock and sand. From 900 to 5400 meters, a world of varied cultures unfolds before our eyes marveled. Gurung villages or thakalis are scattered in terraced fields, small Tibetan villages close around their monastery.

How Long is the Annapurna circuit trek?

 

The Annapurna circuit trek is its 135km long trekking route that circles the Annapurna massif over that pass on to Mustang valley. however, The distance can, differ from itinerary to itinerary. Some trekking companies and trekkers like to start in Beshishar- bhulbhule whereas others Trekker start from Jagat or Dharapani. The Annapurna Circuit trek usually takes about 12–16 days leaving from Kathmandu end Dharapani before returning to Kathmandu. Now, Most of the trekkers hire the jeep up to Tatopani from Muktinath and again they hike to Ghorepani poon hill also some other trekkers trek up to Annapurna Bas camp. which is going to be a bit long trek. The trail is moderate to fairly challenging and makes numerous river crossings over steel and wooden suspension bridges. Tea houses and lodges along the circuit are available for meals and accommodations.

Annapurna-circuit-trek
@manang valley

Outline itinerary of Annapurna circuit trek

 

This itinerary can be modified to shorter or longer by combining it with other treks such as the Mardi Himal trek, Khopra Ridge Trek, and also Annapurna base camp. Average trekking hours per day are between 5 to 6 hrs. Annapurna circuit trek itinerary in two weeks, a dream cherished by many enthusiasts. Progress with count steps to the famous Thorung La pass (5416 m), rough descent to Jomsom, the door of the nearby Mustang, Bon village of Lupra then continue to the foot of Dhaulagiri’s (8167 m) and Annapurnas (8091 m). This region offers us quite an astonishing variety. The progression in altitude is very slow and the acclimatization is thus excellent, to be able to cross the pass of Thorung (5,416 m) in good conditions. These ten days of walking are enhanced by the grace and kindness of the Nepalese, always warm. The trip ends in Jomsom, at the top of the gorges of Kali Gandaki.

Day ItineraryAltitude Accommodation Meals
Day 1Arrive Kathmandu 1350mHotelBreakfast
Day 2explore Kathmandu and prepare for trek1,350mHotelBreakfast
Day 3Drive -Beshishar-Jagat1,310mLodge, Tea HouseBreakfast-Lunch-dinner
Day 4Trekking from Jagat to dharpani1,900mLodge, Tea HouseBreakfast-Lunch-dinner
Day 5Trekking from dharapani to chame2,500mLodge, Tea HouseBreakfast-Lunch-dinner
Day 6Trekking from chame to upper pisang 3,500mLodge, Tea HouseBreakfast-Lunch-dinner
Day 7Trekking from upper pisang to Manang 3,500mLodge, Tea HouseBreakfast-Lunch-dinner
Day 8Acclimitization day 3,500mLodge, Tea HouseBreakfast-Lunch-dinner
Day 9Trekking from Manang to chulu leder4,200mLodge, Tea HouseBreakfast-Lunch-dinner
Day 10Trekking from chulu leder to Thorong high camp4,900mLodge, Tea HouseBreakfast-Lunch-dinner
Day 11Trekking from High camp- Thorong la pass (5420m)- mukthinath3,760mLodge, Tea HouseBreakfast-Lunch-dinner
Day 12Trekking from Mukthinath-lupra village to Jomsom2,800mLodge, Tea HouseBreakfast-Lunch-dinner
Day 13Fly to pokhara800mHotelBreakfast
Day 14Drive back to kathmandu/ flight is opt.1,350mhotelBreakfast
Day 15Final departure to international airport1,350m

 

Weather and climate in Annapurna circuit trek


While much of the Himalayas cannot trek in the wet season, much of the Annapurna circuit sits within a rain shadow. This means that it is possible to trek most parts of the circuit all year round, including the monsoon period. Trekking in the wet season is often encouraged as hikers avoid the crowds that plague the summer months. However, the days are often damp and many of the views are obscured by clouds. 

In the Annapurna region, the permanent snow line lies above 5000 m/ 16000 ft altitude. The area has precipitation due to snowfall and rainfall. The temperature varies according to the climatic zone

  • On an average scale, it rains about 1900 mm annually during the monsoon season.
  • In the subtropical area, the temperature ranges from 30 to 34 ℃in summer and 9 to 14 ℃ in winter.
  • the temperature range from 22 to 25 ℃ /72- 77 ℉ in summer and –2 to -5 ℃ in winter. From this point, you can experience snow and frost.
  • In the sub-alpine area, the annual temperature ranges from 6 to 10 ℃. There is snowfall from December to May in this zone. The arctic area falls in the permanent snowline zone, so the temperature is always below the freezing point.

What is the Best time to do the Annapurna circuit   Trek?

 

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  Tanki manang

What’s so special season for the Annapurna circuit trek? is, that it can be done the whole year round. Of course, there are those seasons when the Annapurna circuit trek is best in terms of weather, and views! The best season to do the Annapurna circuit trek is either in the spring season (March to May) ) or in the fall/autumn season (September to December). During these two seasons, the weather is quite comfortable and you’ll get to see those clear blue skies and white-capped Himalayan Mountains during the whole trek to and from the Annapurna circuit trek! Do keep in mind that during the fall/autumn season the weather will be colder at night and you’ll have to organize your trekking clothes accordingly.

SUMMER  In June and July, the humid air masses of the Bay of Bengal collide and rise on the Himalayas. Moisture in the air cools and falls as rain — the monsoon. Its effects are uneven across Nepal, and some regions are less affected. The monsoon loses its intensity as it moves from the southeast to the northwest; north of the Annapurna in the areas of Manang, Naar, Phu, Dolpo, and Mustang the effect of the monsoon is minor. Elsewhere, the paths can be slippery with mud and are often infested with leeches.

WINTER Heavy snowfall sometimes makes high-altitude passes impassable. Trekking is still possible, but preferably at altitudes below 4000m because of the cold. The weather is very clear and the mountain visibility is excellent. Annapurna circuit trek can also be done but there are no guarantees that you’ll see the best views possible. So in short, to get the best experience of the Annapurna circuit trek you’ll want to either book it during the spring season (March to May) or during the fall/autumn season (September to December)!

Popular Mountain views during the Annapurna Circuit Trek


Annapurna Trekking, especially in the Himalayas is mostly to be able to see some of those incredible high mountains and peaks up close. During the Annapurna circuit trek, you’ll get your fair share of some of the highest mountains in the world! To make it easier for you we have made a shortlist of the most popular mountains that you can see during the Annapurna circuit trek.

S.NMOUNTAINHEIGHTRegion
1Buddha Himal 6600mManaslu
2Himal chuli7,893mManaslu
3Ngadi chuli (Dr: harka gurung peak7,871mManaslu
4Manaslu Himal (8160m)8,160mManaslu
5Lamjung Himal 6983m6.983mAnnapurna
6Annapurna II7,972mAnnapurna
7Annapurna III7,555mAnnapurna
8Annapurna IV7,525mAnnapurna
9Annapurna 18Annapurna
10Gangapurna7,454mAnnapurna
11Tare Kang (Glacier dome7,069mAnnapurna
12Khangser kang7,485mAnnapurna
13Tilicho Peak 7,134mAnnapurna
14Pisang Peak 6,091mAnnapurna
15Chulu far east 6,100mAnnapurna
16Chulu West6.419mAnnapurna
17Chulu central 6,584mAnnapurna
18Genjang Himal6.111mAnnapurna
19Purbung Himal6,500mAnnapurna
20purkang Himal 6,165mAnnapurna
21Yakwakang Himal 6,484mAnnapurna
22Thorong peak 6,144mAnnapurna
23Khatunkang 6,484mAnnapurna
24phalkang 6,180mAnnapurna
25Tukche Himal 6,920mDhaulagiri
26Dhaulagiri Himal 8,167m Dhaulagiri
27Machhapucher 6,997mAnnapurna

 

The Most  climbing  peak in the Annapurna circuit trek

 

  • Chulu far east
  • Chulu west
  • Chulu east
  • Pisang peak
  • Thorong peak

 

The most popular Monastary and lakes you cross on a trail

 

Annapurna circuit trek, circuit trek rounding Annapurna means you will have not only many incredible high mountains, peaks, but also villages, Gumpas, lake animal flora, and fauna, etc! To make it easier for you we have made a shortlist of the most popular Monastery, lakes, and villages that you can see during the Annapurna circuit trek. 

Major Gumba in Annapurna circuit trek

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  Braka Monastery

1: Lophelling monastery

Lophelling Monastery lies near Ngawal village 3600m. This sacred Gumpa is one of the most famous monasteries in the Annapurna circuit trek.   This Monastery itself accommodates several monks who dedicate their life to Buddhism and this place is best for long-term retreats and meditational practice. Even further this monastery runs a Lophelling Primary School for underprivileged kids from the villages.

2: Braka gumpa

This braka monastery is 600-year-old Braga Gompa hidden away in the Annapurna mountains. , this gumpa lies just 3 km from Manang. The ancient monastery resting against a unique rocky backdrop is part of the Kagyu lineage. Though locals lamas worship at the monastery every day, the congregation is especially overwhelming during the Dashain puja in October and Nyung Ne Fasting in April. The Monastery is filled with interesting attractions such as clay statues of different Buddhas and Lamas, as well as complete sets of Kangyur and Tengyur wrote on Tibetan and Nepali paper in gold.

3: Milarepa cave

A cave (4100m) associated with Milarepa in Nepal on the Annapurna Circuit trek just outside Manang. It is attributed to have been the residence of the famous Tibetan Buddhist Siddha Milarepa during his stay in the 11th century in what is now modern-day northern Nepal. This site also includes a holy spring and a gumpa. The cave is located beyond the gumpa, with locals praying from the edge of a glacial moraine.

Major lakes in Annapurna circuit Trek

 

1:  Ice lak

Ice lake is located in the Annapurna region, at 4600m altitude. ice Lake is one of the most popular side hikes of the Annapurna Circuit trek. The hike takes an additional 1 day from Barka or Manang village. The trail climbs gradually in a series of long switchbacks around 4-5 hours. At this lake their a small stupa and a small shelter to protect from the wind. Ice lake at 4600m you can sit down and enjoy the fruits of your labor. A beautiful lake (which may or may not be frozen) with the incredible backdrop of Annapurna III, Gangapurna, and Kangsar Kang.

2: Gangapurna tal

Ganagapurna lake is located just near manang village. it is a glacial lake formed by glaciers from Mt Gangapurna (7,454m), Annapurna IV (7,525m), Khangsar Kang, and Glacier Dom. you can sit down and enjoy the fruits of your labor. A beautiful lake (which may or may not be frozen) with the incredible backdrop of Annapurna III, Gangapurna, and Kangsar Kang.

3:Tilicho lake

Tilicho Lake is a lake located in the Manang of Annapurna circuit trek. It is situated at  4,919 meters (16,138 ft) in the Annapurna Tilicho Lake and is one of the most popular side hikes of the Annapurna Circuit trek. it takes additional 3–4 days to hike. No camping is required, as new lodges have been built between Manang and the lake. The final approach to the lake is done in a day hike from the  Tilicho Base Camp lodge.

Where does the Annapurna circuit trek is lies?


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Located in Gandaki state just raise from northeast to northwest of the Annapurna Himalayas the Annapurna circuit trek, the trek starts from the lower elevation variety of landscapes passing from the rice field and banana plantations to the sublime deserts and peaks of altitude without forgetting the diversity of the lifestyles of the inhabitants. Gurung peasants, Thakalis, Tibetan people, and villages with traditional houses built of stones and colored. The Annapurnas just about 210 km west of Kathmandu remain the favorite terrain of hikers and a trekking destination. It is in this region that we find the most mythical treks in the world..and make their way in a northwards direction to Annapurna Base Camp. The Annapurna region of Nepal lies in a northwestern direction from the capital Kathmandu and requires you to travel to Pokhara to end the trek. Pokhara is an amazing city located on the banks of Phewa Lake and surrounded by hills with Mt Machhapuchhare (the famous Fishtail Mountain) looking over the lakeside city. From Pokhara, it’s a short drive to Ghandruk via Nayapul from where the trek to ABC officially starts

 

What is Max elevation during the Annapurna Circuit Trek?

Thorong-la-pass

When comparing the Annapurna circuit trek Vs the Manaslu circuit trek, the maximum elevation during the trek places a big role. The Annapurna circuit trek has its max elevation of 5420 meters or 13,545 feet at thorong la pass. itself. This maximum elevation is high than the Manaslu circuit 5,160 meters or 18,192 feet at larkye la pass. Nevertheless, the max elevation of the Annapurna circuit trek is still high and worth it! While there is almost no chance to get AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) during the Annapurna circuit trek due to its high elevations, we take care to not increase in elevation too fast.

 

Are Permits required for the Annapurna Circuit trek?


Yes, a trekker requires two different types of trekking permits g to do the Annapurna Circuit trek. Annapurna circuit lies inside The Annapurna conservation area, established by the government of Nepal in 1992 and is the largest protected area in Nepal. With the mission to avoid overcrowding and make sure there are funds to maintain and further develop the trekking regions in Nepal.

         1: ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area enter Permit).

ACAP is managed by the National Trust for Nature Conservation. Some portion of the cost for the ANCAP goes to the trust for the conservation of this beautiful region. This Annapurna Conservation area is located across the Lamjung, Manang, Lamjung, Mustang, and Myagdi districts of Nepal. It was established to create sustainable economic and social development to benefit the local people of the region.

       2:TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System Permit)

Trekkers Information Management System is a must for every trekker wishing to trek in Nepal. This is a basic permit implemented jointly by the Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN)  and NTB Nepal Tourism Board to ensure the safety and security of every trekker.

With these two permits, you can freely enter and explore the Annapurna Conservation Area. There will be a check-post along the route to Annapurna Base Camp that will check these permits, and if you do not have them, you will be refused entry!


Culture during the Annapurna Circuit Trek

 

The biological diversity of the Annapurna circuit trek is equally rivaled by its cultural diversity. the cultural aspect of the Annapurna circuit trek is unique in its way. While the area is populated by different ethnical groups, Gurung and Magar are the dominant groups in the south, whereas Thakali, Mananges, and Loba are dominant in the north. Each of these groups speaks its dialect and has unique cultures and traditions. Besides, there are also Brahmin, Chhetri, and other occupational castes although in comparatively smaller numbers. Hindu, Buddhist, and pre-Buddhist religions along with a mixture of all these are prevalent across the region. Depending on which season you’ll trek in Nepal you might be there during a festival. which will make your cultural experience of the Annapurna circuit trek even more exciting! The most popular festivals in this region are the Dashain (October), Tihar (October-November), and Tamu Loshar (beginning of the New Year) festivals and Traditionally Yartung festival horses riding (manang and mustang valley). As the dates always change every year, it’s best to check with our Alpinist club adventures team if you are planning a trek during a festival season!

Highlights of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek


Annapurna circuit is one of the best trekking destinations in the world. Annapurna circuit Trek “Land of Himalayas,” is blessed with diverse landscapes, natural beauties, and rich biodiversity. Nepal is rich in natural beauty and consists of diverse cultures, traditions, and ethnicity. Among the many treks in Nepal, Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the most famous treks in Nepal. This Nepal Annapurna Circuit trek offers a lifetime experience with its stunning natural beauties, rich biodiversity, diverse culture, and breathtaking views of the Annapurna Range.

    1: The Annapurna Mountain Peaks

One of the major highlights of the Nepal Annapurna Circuit Trek is the stunning Himalayan views of the Annapurna himal range and its neighboring peaks. The trek embraces an adventurous journey through the foothills of the world’s 7th Dhaulagiri, 8th highest peak Manaslu 8160m, and 10th highest peak Annapurna (8,091 m). This Annapurna Trek rewards the trekkers with towering views and panoramic sights of mountains, including Annapurna I, II, and II, the Machhapuchhre Peak, the Nilgiri Himal, Mount Gangapurna, the Lamjung Peak, chulu Himalayas range, Dhaulagiri range and many more, throughout the trek.

    2: Crossing the Thorong La Pass 5420m:           

One of the Highest Mountain Pass Located at an altitude of 5,416 meters. It is situated between the Khatung Kang and the Yakawa Kang Hima and connects the valley of Manang to Mustang.  the Thorong La Pass is another major highlight of the Annapurna Circuit Trek. This trek’s most challenging part is crossing one of the highest mountain passe. . This is the highest point of this Annapurna Trek that offers beautiful views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountain Peaks.

     3: Manang village:

Manang is the biggest Gurung settlement and is situated in the broad valley of the Marshyangdi River to the north of the Annapurna mountain range and Annapurna himal. . To the west the Thorong La pass (5420m) leads to Muktinath s and the valley of the kali Gandaki River. To the north, there is the Chulu East peak of 6,584 m (21,601 ft). Most groups trekking around the Annapurna range will take Acclimatize days in Manang to the high altitude, before taking on Thorong La pass. The village is situated on the northern slope, which gets the most sunlight and the least snow cover in the winter. Now, There are motorable roads as well as trails where goods are transported on jeep or mule trains or carried by porters.

     4: Unique fauna and flora:

 Annapurna circuit trek takes you through lush hilly jungles filled with pine and rhododendron trees. During the spring season, orchids and marigold flowers are in bloom turning the Annapurna Valley into a colorful picture. Annapurna region Himalayan vegetation varies according to both altitude and climatic conditions. They range from the tropical deciduous forests in the foothills to temperate forests in the middle altitudes. Higher up, coniferous, sub-alpine, and alpine forests spring up.

Wildlife is also not scary in the Annapurna region, from the common pheasant to the snow leopards and red pandas. Other mammals include Asian black bear, grey wolf, dhole, Assam macaque, Himalayan musk deer, blue sheep, Himalayan tahr, mainland serow, Himalayan goral, woolly hare, horseshoe bat, Himalayan mouse-hare, and black-lipped pika. Although very rare on a lucky day you might even see a glimpse of a leopard during the Annapurna circuit trek

     5: 3 of the top 14 Highest Mountains in the World:

During the Annapurna circuit trek, you get to see incredible high mountains and peaks, whereof three of them are listed in the top ten highest mountains of the world! They are Mt. Manaslu (8160m), ranked 8th height peal, Mt Dhaulagiri  ranked the 7th highest mountain in the world, and Mt Annapurna I  ranked the 10th highest mountain in the world

 

                       MANASLU REGION


Manaslu-circuit-trek

Manaslu is the eighth highest peak on the earth and one of the most spectacular regions. The Manaslu region offers a combination of cultural diversity and fantastic mountain scenery. This unspoiled and wild region was forbidden until recently (1992). It is one of the lesser-known Himalayan regions offering time travel in Nepal. The high mountain is inhabited by Lamas, devout Buddhists, and lower down, we find mostly Gurungs. The Tsum valley opened to trekkers very recently and has kept intact all its culture and authenticity. It is characterized by its monasteries and Gompas settle on the side of the wall or in the pine forests. This authentic Tibetan valley will amaze you with the variety of its landscapes and richness in flora and fauna.

Manaslu circuit trek

Manaslu circuit trek is the Neighbor of the Annapurna circuit trek. The Manaslu is a massif graceful without comparison to other regions. Its secret valleys have always seen yak caravans trading with Tibet. In this region Landscapes of high mountains and high valleys are sinking into the heart of glaciers.  And, the gigantic walls of the Himal Chuli, Mt. Manaslu, and traditional villages are the ingredients of this beautiful trekking route. The Manaslu circuit trek is within a restricted region of Nepal. Additionally, to access this route you’ll need a special trekking permit from the trekking agency, which is registered by the Nepal government. Solo trekkers are also not allowed, where a minimum group size of two people is required. To know the cost of the permit click here trekking permit

How Long is the Manaslu circuit trek?

The most popular Manaslu trek is its 177 km long trekking route that circles the Manaslu massif over that pass on to the Annapurna circuit trek. however, The distance can, differ from itinerary to itinerary. Some trekking companies and trekkers like to start in Arughat Bazar whereas others only start atSoti. Khola. or some companies start from Barpak, laprak to cross a push hill (3200m) for good acclimatization and more beautiful views of the region.

The Manaslu  Circuit trek usually takes about 14–16 days leaving from Kathmandu end Dharapani or beshishar before returning to Kathmandu. The trail is moderate to fairly challenging and makes numerous river crossings over steel and wooden suspension bridges. Tea houses and lodges along the circuit are available for meals and accommodations. Some groups may opt for tents but these are typically only used for side trips away from lodges such as climbing a peak.

Mt: Manaslu from shyala village

Outline itinerary Manaslu circuit trek

This itinerary can be modified to shorter or longer by combining it with other treks such as the Tsum valley trek, Rupina la pass Trek, and also via barpak laprak village. Average trekking hours per day are between 5 to 6 hrs. Manaslu circuit trek itinerary in two weeks, a dream cherished by many enthusiasts. Progress with count steps to the famous Larkya la pass (516o m), rough descent to Bhimthang and dharapani, the door of the nearby Annapurna circuit trek, gurung village nache then continue to tal village and drive to beshishar to Kathmandu. This region offers us quite an astonishing variety. The progression in altitude is very slow and the acclimatization is thus excellent, to be able to cross the pass larkya la pass (5,160 m) in good conditions. These 2 weeks of walking are enhanced by the grace and kindness of the Nepalese, always warm. The trip ends in dharapani – beshishar, at the top of the gorges of Marshyandi River.

DAYROUTEALTITUDEACCOMODATION MEALS
Day 1Arrive Kathmandu 1,350mHotelBreakfast
Day 2Prepare for trek and explore kathmandu valley1,350mHotelBreakfast
Day 3Drive to Barpak village 1,900mTea House, Lodge Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
Day 4Trekking from Barpak-momchee to Laprak village 2,200mTea House, Lodge Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
Day 5Trekking form Laprak to Khorla beshi950mTea House, Lodge Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
Day 6Trekking form Khorla beshi to salleri1,440mTea House, Lodge Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
Day 7Trekking from salleri to pewa 1,840mTea House, Lodge Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
Day 8Trekking from pewa to prok village 2,500mTea House, Lodge Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
Day 9Hike to kala tal (side trip/acclimatize) 3,600mTea House, Lodge Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
Day 10Trekking from prok to Lho 3,200mTea House, Lodge Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
Day 11Trek from Lho to sama village 3,500mTea House, Lodge Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
Day 12Acclimatization day3,500mTea House, Lodge Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
Day 13Trekking from sama to samdo village3,800mTea House, Lodge Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
Day 14Trekking from samdo to Dharmosala4,440mTea House, Lodge Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
Day 15Trekking - larkya la pass (5160m)- Bhimthang valley3,700mTea House, Lodge Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
Day 16Trekking from Bhimthang to surki khola2,500mTea House, Lodge Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
Day 17Trekking from Surki khola to Nachhe village 2,000mTea House, Lodge Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
Day 18Drive- besishari- Kathmandu 1,350mHotelBreakfast-Lunch
Day 19Final Departure to international Airport

Weather and climate in Manaslu trek

Knowing about the Manaslu Trek weather and climate helps provide you with a comfortable trekking experience. It is because the climatic conditions affect trekking and expedition activities. in the mountain, The weather and temperature are unpredictable when traveling above the 2500 m altitude. So, you must be prepared before going on adventures. the weather in the Manaslu Circuit trail as you can imagine is quite unpredictable. Quickly changing weather, clouds interchange with sunny moments, humidity, rain, and strong winds, and weather varies throughout the year from sunny to cold and dry to wet. Hence, you must be prepared for anything; in wet, dry, cold, or even warm conditions. It will make your trekking experience more enjoyable if you look out in advance about Manaslu Circuit Trek.

In the Manaslu region, the permanent snow line lies above 5000 m/ 16000 ft altitude. The area has precipitation due to snowfall and rainfall. The temperature varies according to the climatic zone

  1. On an average scale, it rains about 1900 mm annually during the monsoon season.
  2. In the subtropical area, the temperature ranges from 30 to 34 ℃in summer and 9 to 14 ℃ in winter.
  3. the temperature range from 22 to 25 ℃ /72- 77 ℉ in summer and –2 to -5 ℃ in winter. From this point, you can experience snow and frost.
  4. In the sub-alpine area, the annual temperature ranges from 6 to 10 ℃. There is snowfall from December to May in this zone. The arctic area falls in the permanent snowline zone, so the temperature is always below the freezing point.

 

What is the Best time to do the Manaslu circuit Trek?

birendra lake manaslu-trek
Birendra lake and Mt; manaslu

What’s so special season for the Manaslu circuit trek? is, that it can be done the whole year round? Of course, there are those seasons when the Manaslu circuit trek is best in terms of weather, and views! The best season to do the Manaslu is either in the spring season (March to May) ) or in the fall/autumn season (September to December). During these two seasons, the weather is quite comfortable and you’ll get to see those clear blue skies and white-capped Himalayan Mountains

Summer In June and July, the humid air masses of the Bay of Bengal collide and rise on the Himalayas. Moisture in the air cools and falls as rain — the monsoon. Its effects are uneven across Nepal, and some regions are less affected. The monsoon loses its intensity as it moves from the southeast to the northwest; Elsewhere, the paths can be slippery with mud and are often infested with leeches. Manaslu circuit trek can also be done but there are no guarantees that you’ll see the best views possible.

Winter season (December and January) Heavy snowfall sometimes makes high-altitude passes impassable. Trekking is still possible, but preferably at altitudes below 4000m because of the cold. The weather is very clear and the mountain visibility is excellent. Manaslu circuit trek can also be done but there are no guarantees that you’ll cross larkya la pass because of snow but the best views possible. So in short, to get the best experience of the Manaslu circuit trek you’ll want to either book it during the spring season (March to May) or during the fall/autumn season (September to December)!

Major Mountain views during the Manaslu Circuit Trek


Trekking, especially in the Himalayas is mostly to be able to see some of those incredible high mountains and peaks up close. During the Manaslu circuit trek, you’ll get your fair share of some of the highest mountains in the world! we have made a shortlist of the most popular mountains To make it easier for you that you can see them during the Manaslu circuit trek.

S.NMOUNTAINHEIGHTREGION
1BUDDHA HIMAL6.990MLOWER MANASLU
2CHARACHURI HIMAL5,700MLOWER MANASLU
3NISARANG HIMAL5,800LOWER MANASLU
4GANESH HIMAL II7,118MLOWER MANASLU
5GANESH HIMAL III7,043MLOWER MANASLU
6GANESH HIMAL IV (PABIL HIMAL)7,104MLOWER MANASLU
7 LANGTANG HIMAL7,234MLANGTANG
8CHAMAR HIMA7,165MTSUM VALLEY
9SHIRINGI HIMAL7,083MMANASLU
10BHI PEAK5,900mMANASLU
11HIMAL CHULI7,893MMANASLU
12NGADI HIMAL7,873MMANASLU
13PUNGYEN HIMALMANASLU
14MANASLU HIMAL8,160MMANASLU
15NORTH MANASLU7,000mMANASLU
16LARKYA PEAK6,249MANASLU
17NORTH LARKYA6,000MMANASLU
18PANGPOCHE6,620MANASLU
19CHEO HIMAL6,820MMANASLU
20PUMORI HIMAL7,161MANNAPURNA
21KANG GURU HIMAL6,367MANNPAURNA
22ANNAPURNA II7,973MANNAPURNA
23LAMJUNG HIMAL6,983MANNAPURNA

The most popular Monastary and lakes you cross on a trail


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@lho monastery  Manaslu

Manaslu circuit trek, circuit trek around Manaslu means you will have not only many incredible high mountains, and peaks, but also villages, Gumpas, lake animal flora, and fauna, etc. During the Manaslu circuit trek, you’ll get your fair share of some of the highest mountains in the world! To make it easier for you we have made a shortlist of the most popular mountains and villages that you can see during the Manaslu circuit trek.

Major gumpa  in Manaslu circuit trek

 

           1:  Lho  gumba

This sacred place houses lho Gompa, one of the most famous monasteries in Manaslu also there are some meditations. Lho Monastery itself accommodates the number of monks who dedicate their life to Buddhism and this place is best for long-term retreat and meditational practice. Even further this monastery runs a Lho Primary School for underprivileged kids from the villages.

       2: Serange gumba

Sarang Gumba(4200m) delights clients with much time encountering wild animals in front of Sringi Himalaya. Moreover, It preserves old art inside a cave and the tradition of Buddism and Hinduism on high land. serange  Beyul, Kyimolung – the Hidden Valley of Happiness, is referred in ancient Buddhist texts prophesied by Guru Padma Sambhva in the 8th century. Kyimolung means “Happy Valley” or “Valley of Peace”. This is a sacred pilgrimage site with religious significance located in Manaslu.

         3: Hinang Gumba

Hinang Gumba of Manaslu Circuit Trek is Located in the village of Hinang village. without any doubt, Hinang gompa is one of the most beautiful gompas in Manaslu Circuit Trek.  It sits with a backdrop of Mt. Himalchuli, ngadi himal, and rhododendron and pine forest in the background. The road to this gompa separates from the  Lihi village after walking 15 minutes.  even you can visit the Hinang glacier further up from the hinang gumba. it is the nynimapa gumba and the main idol in the gumba is Gautam buddha on the right side is Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava), and on the left is Guru Karmapa. It is also a Buddhist school. during winter, students studying here go to Namobuddha Gumba in Kathmandu.

 

Major lakes in the Manaslu circuit trek

 

          1: Kalo tal  / Kalmachum Lake

kalo Lake is also known as  Kalmachum Lake. A lake located in the Manaslu region, at 3600m altitude. It is situated at an altitude of 3600 meters (16,138 ft) in the mansiri himal range of the Himalayas. kalo Lake is the destination of one of the most popular side hikes of the Manaslu Circuit trek. The hike takes an additional 1 day from prok village. and it is the biggest lake in the Manaslu region. the trail is completely forested with pine and rhododendron, fir, and langurs. . from the prok it is a total ascent uphill trail for the first 3-4 hours. and you arrive at Pari Gompa.  You can see the beautiful village of Prok from here and the village on the far away cliff and shirinki himal and Manaslu.

      2: Birendra  tal

Birendra Lake is a freshwater lake located in Manaslu Glacier in Gorkha District in northern-central Nepal Birendra Taal is nearby Punhyen Glacier and Gompa in Samagaun.is the destination of one of the most popular side hikes of the Manaslu Circuit trek. The hike takes additional 1hours from sama village.

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sunrise in Manaslu view from Kalo lake

 

Where does the Manaslu circuit trek is lies?

 

Located in Gandaki state just raise from northeast to northwest of the Gorkha and mansiri Himalayas the Manaslu circuit trek, trek starting from the lower elevation variety of landscapes passing from the rice field and banana plantations to the snowlines and peaks of altitude without forgetting the diversity of the lifestyles of the inhabitants. There are two ethnicities mainly inhabiting high regions Nubri and Tsum. Manaslu has been frequently visited since Nepal opened itself for tourism in 1950,  In the central hills of the region, Gurungs are the main ethnic group who have joined the Brigade of Gurkhas in large numbers. Closer to Tibet, the Bhutias (also spelled Bhotias), akin to the Sherpa group, of Tibetan ethnicity dominate the scene as can be discerned from their flat-roofed houses, and they are distinctly Buddhists. The region is dotted with austere monasteries, mani walls, chortens, and other Buddhist religious landmarks.

 

What is Max elevation during the Manaslu circuit Trek?

 

When comparing the Annapurna circuit trek Vs the Manaslu circuit trek, the maximum elevation during the trek places a big role. The Manaslu circuit trek has its max elevation of 5160 meters at Larkya la pass.  This maximum elevation is less than the Annapurna circuit Throng la pass (5420m). Nevertheless, the max elevation of the Annapurna circuit trek is still high and worth it! While there is almost no chance to get AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) during the Manaslu circuit trek due to its high elevations, we take care to no increase elevation too fast.

Are Permits required for the Manaslu Circuit trek?

 

Yes, a trekker requires Three different types of trekking permits  to do the Manaslu Circuit trek. Manaslu circuit lies inside The Manaslu conservation area and Touch with Annapurna Conservation.

permit you needed

  1. MACAP
  2. ACAP
  3. SPECIAL PERMIT

           1: MCAP (Manaslu conservation area project)

The Manaslu Conservation Area was declared as such in December 1998 under the National Parks and Wild Life Conservation Act. The conservation area covered is 1,663 square kilometers (642 sq mi) and is managed by the National Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC) of Nepal. The status of “conservation area” applied to the Manaslu area or region was with the basic objective “To conserve and sustainable management of the natural resources and rich cultural heritage and to promote ecotourism to improve the livelihood of the local people in the MCA region

             2: ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area enter Permit).

ACAP is managed by the National Trust for Nature Conservation. Some portion of the cost for the ANCAP goes to the trust for the conservation of this beautiful region. This Annapurna Conservation area is located across the Lamjung, Manang, Lamjung, Mustang, and Myagdi districts of Nepal. It was established to create sustainable economic and social development to benefit the local people of the region.

             3: Special permit or restricted Area Permit

Trekkers in Nepal are allowed to trek as Free Individual Trekkers or in a group of various sizes. However, there are certain trekking regions known as ‘Restricted Areas’ that are highly regulated by the Government of Nepal, and hence FITs are strictly forbidden. Trekking in these areas is allowed only upon acquiring a permit from the Department of Immigration. Trekkers should contact the authorized trekking agencies who then can apply for permits (on behalf of trekkers) at the Department of Immigration fulfilling all the necessary formalities. Trekkers should be trekking in a group (of a minimum of two persons) accompanied by a licensed trekking guide. Individual trekkers cannot apply for a permit.

With these Three permits, you can freely enter and explore the Annapurna Conservation Area. There will be a check-post along the route to Annapurna Base Camp that will check these permits, and if you do not have them, you will be refused entry!

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Kani gate before getting into sama village

 

Highlights of the Manaslu circuit Trek


Manaslu circuit is one of the best trekking destinations in the world. Manaslu circuit trek “Land of bayul,” is blessed with diverse landscapes, natural beauties, and rich biodiversity. Nepal is rich in natural beauty and consists of diverse cultures, traditions, and ethnicity. Among the many treks in Nepal, Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of the most famous treks in Nepal. This Nepal Manaslu Circuit trek offers a lifetime experience with its stunning natural beauties, rich biodiversity, diverse culture, and breathtaking views of the Annapurna Range.

1: The  Ganesh himal range and Gorkha himal mansiri himal range

One of the major highlights of the Manaslu circuit trek Ganesh himal range extends from chilime Khola in the east to the upper basin budhi Gandaki river in the west. the group culminates in Ganesh himal 197406m) and Gorkha himal stretches from the darudi rive and budhi Gandaki in the east to the marshyandi river in the west. the mani peak are buddha himal (6742m), himal chuli (7892m) and Manaslu Himal (8160m)

2: Culture and tradition during the Manaslu  circuit Trek

The biological diversity of the Manaslu circuit trek is equally rivaled by its cultural diversity. the cultural aspect of the Manaslu circuit trek is unique in its way. While the area is populated by different ethnical groups, Gurung and lamas Nubri are the dominant groups in the north. Each of these groups speaks their own dialect and has unique cultures and traditions. Besides, there are also Brahmin, Chhetri, and other occupational castes although in comparatively smaller numbers. Hindu, Buddhist, and Bon Po religions along with a mixture of all these are prevalent across the region.

Depending on which season you’ll trek in Manaslu (nubri valley) you might be there during a festival. Which will make your cultural experience of the Manaslu circuit trek even more exciting! The most popular festivals in this region are the  Tamu Loshar and Sonam loshar (beginning of the New Year) festivals and Traditionally Yartung festival  horses riding (manang and mustang valley).As the dates always change every year, it’s best to check with our Alpinist club adventures team if you are planning a trek during a festival season!

3: Mt. Manaslu 8th highest peak in the world

Manaslu is a popular and most climbing mountain in Nepal. Manaslu is also known as Kutang is the eighth-highest mountain in the world at 8,163 meters above sea level. It is in the Mansiri Himal or Gorkha himal in the west-central part of Nepal. The name Manaslu means “mountain of the spirit” and is derived from the Sanskrit word Manasa, meaning “intellect” or “soul”. Manaslu was first climbed on May 9, 1956, by Toshio Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu, members of a Japanese expedition.

4: Manaslu Base Camp (4848m)

Manaslu Base camp is possibly the most exciting side trip of Manaslu Circuit Trek. The whole trip will take about 1 day for the average trekker. To catch this trail to base camp,  first, you go to Birendra Lake and then walk to the right corner of the lake. From there you can see a Trail going up that joins with the Manaslu Base Camp trail.  The trail encompasses forests, barren lands, and sharp climbs so brace yourself. At the top is a small chorten with a lot of prayer flags that mark Manaslu Base Camp.

5: Crossing the larkya La Pass 5160m:         

One of the Highest Mountain Pass Located at an altitude of 5,160 meters. It is situated between the Larkya peak and the himlung Himal range and connects the valley of bhimthang.  the larkya La Pass is another major highlight of the Manaslu Circuit Trek. This trek’s most challenging part is crossing one of the highest mountain passe.

6:  shyala , sama gau  and samdo village village:

Sama village is only one village in the world which lies on the foot of 8ooom peak . there is no village lying on the foot of 8000m. Sama gau is the biggest nubri people settlement and is situated in the broad valley of the Budi Gandaki River at the foot of Manaslu himal. To the west, the larkye La pass (5160m) leads to bhimthang and passes on the door of the Annapurna circuit of the Marshyandi River. To the north there is a samdo village, last village in Manaslu circuit trek, some trekker they do acclimation here.. Most groups trekking around Manaslu circuit trek will take Acclimatize days in sama village to the high altitude, before taking on larkya peak La pass. The village is situated on the northern slope, which gets the most sunlight. Now, There are still no motorable roads like in manang village or Annapurna circuit trek. As well as trails where goods are transported on yaks or mules trains or carried by porters.

7:  Unique fauna and flora in Manaslu circuit trek:

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jagat on the way to manaslu

 this Nubri valley is a sanctuary for many highly endangered animals, including snow leopards and red pandas. Other mammals include the Asian black bear, grey wolf, dhole, Assam macaque, Himalayan musk deer, blue sheep, Himalayan tahr, mainland serow, Himalayan goral, woolly hare, horseshoe bat, Himalayan mouse-hare, and black-lipped pika. Over 110 species of birds, 33 mammals, 11 butterflies, and 3 reptiles have been recorded. The area important habitat for the snow leopard, grey wolf, musk deer, blue sheep, and the Himalayan tahr. Some 110 species of birds have been identified in the area, including the golden eagle, Eurasian griffon, Himalayan griffon, blood, impeyan, kalij and koklass pheasants, Himalayan and Tibetan snow cocks, and the crimson horned pheasant. Conservation of wildlife in the area has been achieved by monks of the monasteries in the area by putting a hunting ban in the Manaslu region

In the Manaslu region, three main categories of vegetation have been identified. These are categorized based on the altitude as low hill, middle mountain, and high mountain types with their exclusive types of dominant forests and other associated species. The valley basin has a rich diversity and includes nineteen different types of forests, most prominently rhododendron, and also Himalayan blue pine, which is flanked by Ganesh Himal and the Sringi ranges. Medicinal herbs and aromatic plants have also been recorded in different forest types and adjoining vegetation. Overall, the presence of 19 types of forests and other forms of dominant vegetation have been recorded from the area. An estimated 1,500–2,000 plant species grow here.

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pungyen himal near pungyen gumpa

 

 

 

 

Trekking and Peak climbing in Annapurna Region

TREKKING AND PEAK CLIMBING IN ANNAPURNA REGION

The Annapurna region is an area in western Nepal where the most popular trekking Route is located. Generally, The region is taken to include areas around the Annapurna Range (Annapurna Himal), the Dhaulagiri Range, and the Kaligandaki River valley. Annapurna Region Area is a well-known trekking region. There are seven major trekking routes in the Annapurna region. They are the Narphu valley trek, the Mustang trek, the Annapurna Sanctuary route, poonhill, khorpa Ridge trek, Mardi himal trek, and the Annapurna Circuit trek. However, Geographically upper mustang is also part of the Annapurna region. The Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) is also located in the region.

Trekking and peak climbing in Annapurna Region offers you to enjoy extraordinary views of the most beautiful Himalayan scenery. Additionally, you can see very close views of  Annapurna Massif (Annapurna I-IV), Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu, Annapurna, Tilicho Peak, and, Pisang Peak. After the ascent of the mythical Thorong Pass at 5,416 m, upper mustang and Narphu valley of the Annapurna Regions treks allow us to evolve through a variety of exceptional landscape paddy fields, into subtropical forests, several waterfalls, gigantic cliffs, and various villages, rhododendrons, and conifers forests, terraced crops, ethnic group thakalis, gurungs all have their atmosphere, their particular way of life. To make you Trouble-free we have listed The major trekking Route And itineraries of the Annapurna region trek

 

Annapurna Base camp  from poonhill Ghorepani Itinerary

DAYROUT & ITINERARYALTITUDEHOURSACCOMODATION MEALS
Day 1:Arrive in Kathmandu1,350mHotelBreakfast
Day 2:Drive-pokhara- birethati9 hours Tea House, LodgeBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
Day 3:Trekking from Birethati to Ulleri1,960m5-6 hoursTea House, LodgeBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
Day 4:Trekking from Ulleri to Ghorepani 2,800m6 hoursTea House, LodgeBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
Day 5:Trekking from Ghorepani to Tatapani2,600m6 hoursTea House, LodgeBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
Day 6:Trekking from Tadapani to chhomrong 2,200m5 hoursTea House, LodgeBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
Day 7: Trekking from Chhomrong to Dovan 2,500m6 hoursTea House, LodgeBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
Day 8:Trekking from Dovan to Machhapuchhere base camp3,700m5 hoursTea House, LodgeBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
Day 9:Trekking from MBA -Annapurna base camp to Deurali ABC-4130m - 3,230m7 hoursTea House, LodgeBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
Day 10:trekking from Deaurali to Chhomrong2,200m7 hoursTea House, LodgeBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
Day 11:Trekking from Chhomrong to Ghandurk1,940m5 hoursTea House, LodgeBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
Day 12:Trekking from Ghandruk- brethati to pokhara850m7 hoursHotelBreakfast -Lunch
Day 13:Drive/ flight to kathmandu1,350m7hours/ 35 mins HotelBreakfast
Day 14;final departure to international Airport

 

Annapurna circuit trek itinerary

Day ItineraryAltitude Accommodation Meals
Day 1Arrive Kathmandu 1350mHotelBreakfast
Day 2explore Kathmandu and prepare for trek1,350mHotelBreakfast
Day 3Drive -Beshishar-Jagat1,310mLodge, Tea HouseBreakfast-Lunch-dinner
Day 4Trekking from Jagat to dharpani1,900mLodge, Tea HouseBreakfast-Lunch-dinner
Day 5Trekking from dharapani to chame2,500mLodge, Tea HouseBreakfast-Lunch-dinner
Day 6Trekking from chame to upper pisang 3,500mLodge, Tea HouseBreakfast-Lunch-dinner
Day 7Trekking from upper pisang to Manang 3,500mLodge, Tea HouseBreakfast-Lunch-dinner
Day 8Acclimitization day 3,500mLodge, Tea HouseBreakfast-Lunch-dinner
Day 9Trekking from Manang to chulu leder4,200mLodge, Tea HouseBreakfast-Lunch-dinner
Day 10Trekking from chulu leder to Thorong high camp4,900mLodge, Tea HouseBreakfast-Lunch-dinner
Day 11Trekking from High camp- Thorong la pass (5420m)- mukthinath3,760mLodge, Tea HouseBreakfast-Lunch-dinner
Day 12Trekking from Mukthinath-lupra village to Jomsom2,800mLodge, Tea HouseBreakfast-Lunch-dinner
Day 13Fly to pokhara800mHotelBreakfast
Day 14Drive back to kathmandu/ flight is opt.1,350mhotelBreakfast
Day 15Final departure to international airport1,350m

 

Khopra trek Itinerary

DAY ROUTE & ITINERARY ALTITUDEHOURSACCOMODATION MEALS
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu1,350mHotelDinner
Day 2:Drive/Flight to Pokhara, trek to BIrethati1,050m8 hours/ 2hoursTea house, Lodgebreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
Day 3:Trekking from Birethati to Ghandurk1,940m6 hoursTea house, Lodgebreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
Day 4:Trekking from Ghandurk to Tatapani 2,500m6 hoursTea house, Lodgebreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
Day 5:Trekking form Tatapani to Dobato 3,450m6 hoursTea house, Lodgebreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
Day 6: Trekking from Dobato to
chistibung
3,000m
5 hoursTea house, Lodgebreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
Day 7:Trekking form Chistibang to Khopra danda3,645m3 hoursTea house, Lodgebreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
Day 8:Hiking to Khayer Lake 4,600m7-8 hoursTea house, Lodgebreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
Day 9: Trekking from Khopra to sawant2,200m5 hoursTea house, Lodgebreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
Day 10: Trekking form Sawant - Ghorepani to Ulleri1,900m7 hoursTea house, Lodgebreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
Day 11: Trekking from ulleri to nayapool- drive pokhara850m7 hoursHotelBreakfast-Lunch
Day 12: Drive/flight to kathmandu 1,350m7 hoursHotelBreakfast
Day 13;Final Departure to International Airport

 

Mardi himal trek Itinerary 

DAY ROUTE & ITINERARYALTITUDEHOURSACCOMODATIONMEAL
Day 1:Arrive in kathmandu 1,350mhotelBreakfast
Day 2:Drive/flight pokhara to Austrilan camp1,900m7 hoursTea house, LodgeBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
Day 3:Trekking from Australian camp to forest camp 3,050m6 hoursTea house, LodgeBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
Day 4:Trekking form Froest camp to High camp3,600m6 hoursTea house, LodgeBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
Day 5: Hike to Mardi Himal Base camp4,500m7-8 hoursTea house, LodgeBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
Day 6:Trekking from High camp to siding village 1,370m7 hoursTea house, LodgeBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
Day 7: Drive to pokhara 850m5hoursHotelBreakfast-Lunch
Day 8:Drive/flight to kathmandu1,3507 hours/ 35minutesHotelBreakfast
Day 9:Final Departure to International Airport

 

The restricted trekking Area of the Annapurna Region

 

Additionally, the upper Mustang, Saribung pass, and Narphu valley Trekking are restricted areas because the board is close to Tibet. So, thenarphu valley trek trekker needs a special permit from the travel agency. Saribung pass and Narphu valley are less explored by trekkers. Even though, it has retained much of its original purity and beauty. Normally, the narphu valley trekking route has a very basic tea house. And, does not develop like the upper Mustang, Annapurna circuit, and base camp trek.

Sari bung (6346m) lies to the north of the Mustang region of Damodar Himal. Saribung is rated as the most dangerous and challenging pass in Nepal.  You need a camping arrangement for this trek and trekkers with some experience of trekking at high altitudes. for the Annapurna circuit trek (Thorong la pass), Annapurna base camp, and poonhill you need only an Annapurna Conservation Area project permit (Rs 3000) and TIMS cards (Rs 1000). This area is popular and more crowded by trekkers and has region has easily accessible teahouse and lodges. Also below the table, we have listed the major restricted trekking Route and Itinerary of the Annapurna region

 

Upper Mustang Trek Itinerary

DAYROUTE & ITINERARYALTITUDEHOURSACCOMODATIONMEALS
Day 1:Arrive in Kathmandu 1,350mHotel
Day 2:Explore kathmandu1,350mHotelBreakfast
Day 3: Flight from Pokhara to Jomsom, Trek to Kagbeni2,847 mTea house, LodgeBreakfast-lunch-Dinner
Day 4Trekking from Kagbeni to chele3,050m6 hoursTea house, LodgeBreakfast-lunch-Dinner
Day 5:Trekking from Chele to Jhaite3,820m7 hoursTea house, LodgeBreakfast-lunch-Dinner
Day 6:Trekking from Jhaita to Charang Via dhamar and lo Ghar3,560m6 hoursTea house, LodgeBreakfast-lunch-Dinner
Day 7:Trekking from Charang to Lomothang3,800m5 hoursTea house, LodgeBreakfast-lunch-Dinner
Day 8:Lo manthang explore namgyal gompa and thinggar valley3,800m1-2 hoursTea house, LodgeBreakfast-lunch-Dinner
Day 9: Lo manthang (explore ChoseTea house, LodgeBreakfast-lunch-Dinner
Day 10: Trekking from Lo manthang to dhakmar3,820m6 hoursTea house, LodgeBreakfast-lunch-Dinner
Day 11: Trekking from Dhakmar to Gheling3,570m4 hoursTea house, LodgeBreakfast-lunch-Dinner
Day 12:Trekking for, Gheling to Chuksang2,900m7 hoursTea house, LodgeBreakfast-lunch-Dinner
Day 13: Trekking from Chhuksang to Jomsom2,800m6 hoursTea house, LodgeBreakfast-lunch-Dinner
Day 14;Flight from jomsom to pokhara850m25 minuteHotelBreakfast-lunch
Day 15:Drive/ flight to Kathmandu 1,350m7 hour/ 35 minute flyHotelBreakfast
Day 16: Final Departures

 

Narphu Valley Trek Itinerary 

DAY ROUTE & ITINERARYALTITUDEHOURSACCOMODATION MEALS
Day 1:Arrive in Kathmandu1,350mHotel
Day 2:prepare for trekking 1,350mHotelBreakfast
Day 3:Drive to Koto2,600m9-10 hoursTea house, LodgeBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
Day 4:Trekking from koto to Meta 3,500m7 hoursTea house, LodgeBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
Day 5: Trekking from Meta to Phu village4,080m7 hoursTea house, LodgeBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
Day 6: Acclimitization day in phuTea house, LodgeBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
Day 7: Trekking form Phu to Nar Phedi3,490m7 hoursTea house, LodgeBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
Day 8:Trekking form nar Phedi to Nar Village 4,100m3 hoursTea house, LodgeBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
Day 9:Trekking from nar - kangla passt 5,240m to Ngawal Village3,600m8-9 hoursTea house, LodgeBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
Day 10: Trekking Ngawal to pissang & drive to besishar 800m9 hoursHotelBreakfast-Lunch
Day 11: Drive to kathmandu1,350m5 hoursHotelBreakfast-Lunch
Day 12:final departure to International Airport

 

Saribung trek in Annapurna Region

Saribung peak climbing 6328 is an exceptional glacial crossing of the Damodar Himal range. After the successful Saribung climbing. therefore, we trek out through the Nar and Phu valleys. The Nar Phu Valley is a true Himalayan wilderness experience. which is as unforgettable as it is spectacular. This valley is a secret between the Mustang and narphu valley in the Annapurna regions. It is a real secret gem that offers trekkers a rare opportunity to explore preserved valleys. We follow the upper Mustang trek route to climb a Saribung peak. therefore, you will have an opportunity to experience remote and traditional villages. which is high influences by ancient Tibetan culture and tradition.

https://alpinistclub.com/trip/saribung-peak-climbing-6328m/    click the link for the saribung trip

 

Peak climbing in the Annapurna region

After the Everest region, Annapurna is popular for trekking and peak climbing. here we have list of some popular climbing peak

  1. Singu Chuli  6501m
  2. Hiunchuli  6441m
  3. Chulu West 6427M
  4. Chulu East  6584M
  5. Pisang peak 6,091M
  6. chulu far east 6,059M
  7. Dhampus peak 6,012M

LIST O F THE MAJOR MOUNTAINS OF THE ANNAPURNA  REGION

S.NMOUNTAINHEIGHTRegion
1Buddha Himal 6600mManaslu
2Himal chuli7,893mManaslu
3Ngadi chuli (Dr: harka gurung peak7,871mManaslu
4Manaslu Himal (8160m)8,160mManaslu
5Lamjung Himal 6983m6.983mAnnapurna
6Annapurna II7,972mAnnapurna
7Annapurna III7,555mAnnapurna
8Annapurna IV7,525mAnnapurna
9Annapurna 18Annapurna
10Gangapurna7,454mAnnapurna
11Tare Kang (Glacier dome7,069mAnnapurna
12Khangser kang7,485mAnnapurna
13Tilicho Peak 7,134mAnnapurna
14Pisang Peak 6,091mAnnapurna
15Chulu far east 6,100mAnnapurna
16Chulu West6.419mAnnapurna
17Chulu central 6,584mAnnapurna
18Genjang Himal6.111mAnnapurna
19Purbung Himal6,500mAnnapurna
20purkang Himal 6,165mAnnapurna
21Yakwakang Himal 6,484mAnnapurna
22Thorong peak 6,144mAnnapurna
23Khatunkang 6,484mAnnapurna
24phalkang 6,180mAnnapurna
25Tukche Himal 6,920mDhaulagiri
26Dhaulagiri Himal 8,167m Dhaulagiri
27Machhapucher 6,997mAnnapurna

 

Road access And trekking route in Annapurna 

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Annapurna circuit trek, upper mustang Trek usually takes 3 weeks from Kathmandu to Pokhara. However, continuing construction of roads in the Annapurna region has shortened trail end trekking Thorong la and mustang. However, Narphu valley can take 9 to 15 days to finish acclimatizing. construction of a road to Mustang, and Annapurna circuits have become the most popular destination in the world for mountain biking.

If you are trekking to Thorong La pass highly recommended that trekkers take the high trail from Pisang, Ghyaru via Ngawal to Manang, as the views are spectacular. The villages along the route are Tibetan-style villages still in their original state and Sleeping in e these villages help with acclimatization, as they are located already higher than Manang. Tilicho lake Another side trip gaining popularity for visit. Now, there are lodges along the trail to Tilicho Base Camp. After the Thorong La pass via Jomsom it is possible to continue the trek to Ghorepani, and poonhill to Pokhara.

WHY YOU WILL LOVE ANNAPURNA REGION?

  1. Ascend and cross to the world’s highest pass Thorong la 5416 meters along the Annapurna Circuit.
  2. Discover Nepal’s compact capital in Kathmandu and Muktinath temple after Thorong la pass.
  3. Trekking past terraced rice fields, rhododendron forests, and oak forests,
  4. there’s a diverse formation of nature that expect in the Annapurna region.
  5. Discover Nepalese mountain people’s life, culture, and traditions
  6. while you will stay in teahouses in the small communities along the way.
  7. Spend time in the peaceful Pokhara after finishing your trek and Relax with your group on the banks of Phewa Lake.
  8. Visit the ancient Kingdom of Lo Manthang, Lie in the rain shadow, and a great trek to escape the summer monsoon
  9. Upper mustang Trekking  through a stark desert landscape with spires and cliffs
  10. Many peaks and high Mountains for climbing and expedition.

Annapurna Conservation Survey Report

Annapurna Conservation Area was established in 2043 B.S. (1986 AD.) the area of about 7629 square kilometers (2,946 square mi.).  According to the survey report, Annapurna Conservation Area consists of some of the world’s highest peaks; Annapurna I (8,091m.) Humlung himal (7120m) and Machhapuchhre (6,993m.). The world’s deepest gorge, Kali Gandaki lies in the Annapurna conservation area. It also consists of Tilicho lake, one of the world’s highest altitudes. There are 1226 plant species, and 101 species of mammals including many rare species such as snow leopard, musk deer, Tibetan argali, and Tibetan wolf. There are  478 species of birds, 38 Orchid species, 39 species of reptiles, 22 species of amphibians, 9 species of rhododendrons, and 38 species of colorful flowering plants. They have made Annapurna Conservation Area attractive and Beautiful.

The Himalayan Ranges In Nepal

 The Himalayan Ranges in Nepal is one of the youngest and highest mountain systems in the earth. The Himalayan name comes from Sanskrit Hima-snow and  Alaya- home. Therefore, it extends over 2400 km (1800 miles) from the Indus in Pakistan and Brahmaputra in Assam, India. However, the central section of the Himalaya traverses through Nepal for about 800 km from Mahakali to Kanchenjunga and is known as Nepal Himalaya. According to estimation, there are 1310 peaks that exceed 6000 meters in height. Out of the world’s 14 highest peaks, there are eight in Nepal. These are :

Mount Everest      8848 m

Kanchenjunga       8598 m

Lhotse                  8516m

Makalu                8463 m

Cho-Oyu             8201 m

Dhaulagiri          8167m

Manaslu                8160m

Annapurna         8091m

 

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The Himalayan range in Nepal Much of the country above 5000 meters is under permanent snow cover. The snow line varies, Winter snowfall occurs up to an elevation of 2000 meters. So, according to an unpublished project report submitted by the central department of geography T.U to the industrial branch, Ministry of Tourism and Civil  Aviation (2001), there are nine additional peaks exceeding 8000 meters, four in the Kanchenjunga range, three in the vicinity of Lhotse, and two in the vicinity of Cho Oyu.

 

There are more than 27 Himalayan ranges in Nepal but we can recognize 13 major Himalayan ranges in Nepal.

 

  1. The Kanchenjunga Himal Range: Constitute the easternmost limits of Nepal Himalaya and the range stands on the border between Nepal and Sikkim of  India. The third highest peak of the world, Kanchenjunga lies in this Himal.
  2. The Kumbakarna Himal Range: Stretching from Barun Glacier to the upper reaches of the Arun River is the Kumbakarana  Himal dominated by Makalu.
  3. The Khumbu Himal Range: Also known as Mahalangur Himal Stretches from Barun River to Dudh Koshi is the largest, most rugged, and varied in the Himalayan Chain. Mt. Everest dominates it. The other important peaks are Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Ama Dablam.
  4. The Rolwaling Himal Range: lies between the Dudh Kosi and Choba Bhamare. The range culminated in Mt. Gaurishanker (7145m).
  5. The Jugal Himal Range: Lies between the Bhote Kosi (Sunkosi) and Langtang Himal. The main peaks are Phubi Chyachu (6722m)  Dorje lakpa (6799m).
  6. The Lantang Himal Range: Stretches from the jugal Himal in the East to Rasuwa Garhi in the west. The highest peak is langtang lirung (7246m).
  7. The Ganesh Himal Range: Extends from Chillime Khola in the east to the upper basin of  Budhi Gandaki river in the west. This group culminates in Ganesh peak(7406m)
  8. The Gorkha Himal Range: Stretches from Budhi Gandaki river in the east to Marsyangdi river in the west. The main peaks are Baudha Himal(6742m). Dakura(7514m), Himalchuli East (7892m) and Manaslu(8156m).
  9. The Annapurna Himal Range: Stretches between the Marsyangdi River in the east and Kali Gandaki in the west. The principal peaks are Annapurna Ranges and Macchepuchhare (7059m).
  10. The Dhaulagiri Himal Range: Extends from the  Kali Gandaki River valley in the east to the Thuli Bheri in the west. The range is dominated by Dhaulagiri I (8137m).
  11. The Kanjiroba Himal Range: Lies between Barbung Khola in the east and the Karnali river in the west.
  12. The Saipal Himal Range: Lies between the Karnali river in the east and the Seti River in the west.
  13. The Byas Rishi Himal Range: Lies between the Seti River and the Mahakali River and this River and this range constitute the Western limit of  Nepal Himalaya.

 THE WELL KNOWN MOUNTAIN RANGES FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD

 

Karakoram
Karakoram
Karakoram range

Length – 500 km, Countries – India, Pakistan, China Borders on Himalaya, Pamir Mountain, Hindu Raj Highest point –K2 (8611)  Most heavily glaciated part  of the world outside of the polar region

 

 

 

 

Five of the most prominent Northern American mountain ranges

 

  1. The Appalachain Moutain range
  2. The Cascade Mountain Range ( Mt Rainier is the highest in Cascade)
  3. Kalmath Mountain Range
  4. Rocky Mountain Range  
  5. Sierra  Nevada Mountain Range

 

 

Alps

alps
Alps

Generally, the alps are divided between the western Alps and the eastern Alps. The Western Alps are located in Italy, France, and Swiss and the highest peak is Mt. Blanc (4809 meters). However, Eastern Alps belong to Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Liechtenstein, and Slovenia, and the highest peak in Dufourspitze, 4634 meters.

 

 

 

Andes

Andes

Longest exposed mountain range 7000 km, highest mountain range outside Asia. The highest peak, Aconcagua rising to 6962 meters. Geographically divided into three sectors. The southern in Argentina and Chile; the central Andes, including Chilean and Peruvian cordilleras and parts of Bolivia; and the northern section in Venezuela, Colombia, and northern Ecuador.

 

  

Expedition in Nepal

                            Expedition in Nepal

CLIMBING EQUIPMENT

 

Expedition in Nepal, One can explore the beauty of Nepal in many ways, like trekking, peak climbing, cultural tour or jungle safari. But the authentic way to experience the beauty and adventure of Nepal is through an expedition in the Himalayas. Nepal is one of the favorite destinations for every mountaineer and adventure seeker. As, it offers a wide range of peaks, from iconic Everest to stunning Island Peak and others 6000m to 8000ms peak. 

The remote villages, wildlife of the Himalayas, breathtaking view of peaks, magnificent glaciers, rich culture, and lifestyle of ethnic groups of the Himalayas are the true essence of Nepal’s expedition. All these highlights offer you a chance to experience the authentic adventure of an expedition in Nepal.

Brief History of Expedition in Nepal

In 1949, Nepal started mountain tourism and opened its climbing peaks for tourists. After which, many famous climbers made history by climbing the highest mountains of Nepal.

The Annapurna was first climbed by Morris Herzog and Luis Lachine with a French Annapurna Expedition on 3 June 1950.  On May 29, 1953, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay with a British Expedition were the first to successfully reach the summit of Mt. Everest. Before Everest, Sir Edmund Hillary had also attempted Cho Oyu in 1952.  Due to the lack of route, it remained unsuccessful.

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Their success stories inspired many other mountaineers and promoted the mountain tourism of Nepal. Since that time mountain expedition in Nepal has been the major attraction for climbers from all over the world. 

In Nepal, the period from 1950 to 1960 was the golden age of Mountain climbing. The mountain tourism industry started growing with many well-established private companies. 

 

Mountains for Expedition in Nepal

Nepal is home to eight of the world’s highest mountains at an altitude of 3,500m above such as Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Manaslu. 

Besides these eight highest peaks, there are further 326 climbing peaks for mountaineering expeditions. Everest and Annapurna are the attention-grabbing mountain peaks of Nepal. Similarly, other mountain peaks like Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Manaslu are also quite popular.

Moreover, Nepal also keeps introducing new unexplored peaks occasionally. Which provides you a chance to be the first to explore and climb the peaks that have never climbed before.

The Ministry of Tourism manages the administration of mountain peaks above 6,500m. Meanwhile, The Nepal Mountaineering Association manages the administration of Trekking Peaks. That ranges from 5,800m to 6,584m.

The Best Mountain Expedition in Nepal

Nepal offers plenty of climbing peaks for a mountain expedition. But among them, here are the three best mountain expeditions:

1) Mount Everest Expedition 

Every mountaineer expedition in Nepal dreams of reaching the world’s highest point, the summit of Mount Everest (8,848.86 ft). Mt. Everest is also known as Sagarmatha in Nepali and Chomolungma in Tibetian. It lies in the most beautiful mountain region, the Khumbu region of Nepal. 

The Expedition to Mount Everest is the greatest challenge and lifetime experience at the same time. The rewarding view of Khumbu Glacier, the settlements of the Sherpa people, and the rich history of the expedition will make your journey interesting. 

The South Col and Northeast Ridge are the two common routes to climb this iconic mountain. Climbers mostly prefer the South Col route because it provides the most assured means to reach the summit.

The routes to reach the top are full of challenges and difficulties that need good mountaineering skills and full determination. Despite all the struggle, the feeling of reaching the summit of magnificent Everest is unbeatable. 

2) Manaslu expedition in nepal

Manaslu 8,163 m, is a large summit, the eighth 8,000 on the earth. Its Sanskrit  Manasa means “mountain of the spirit” or “refuge of the soul”. The ascent of Manaslu is technically affordable for mountaineers. However, it remains a big undertaking like all the climbs of the highest Himalayan peaks. Manaslu is less crowded in spring than in autumn because most of the expeditions are to Everest.

Manaslu expedition in Nepal, we offer you a combination Manaslu circuit trekking  Larke la pass (5160m). Fascinating traditional culturally and spectacular geographically of a beautiful Himalayan range of Manaslu expedition is demanding, climbing  (peak ) Mount for adventure climber and trekkers in present time also The climbing is technical than other peaks like Cho Oyu and Shisha Pangma. This crossing of the different Himalayan stages is also a real journey to the discovery of some Nepalese ethnic families as we cross villages inhabited by Gurung, Tibetans

3) Baruntse expedition 

The Baruntse is fantastic climbing in the Eastern Himalayas of Nepal. Isolated by vast expanses of ice, its access is relatively difficult. We cross the Mera la Pass and take the opportunity to climb Mera peak (6470m).  therefore, those who wish, to climb Mera Peak at 6,461 m also can join the Baruntse base camp. However, We ascents via the West Col route which is open by Eric Shipton and Edmund Hillary in 1952.

We Walk in the heart of the splendid Hunku valleys, between sparkling glaciers and lakes, which allows excellent acclimatization. Finally, our assault on the south ridge will be carrying out from the Barun range. Its extraordinary panoramic view of Ama Dablam, Mt. Lhotse, and Mt. Makalu. We will be in the heart of the highest mountains in the world.

4) Himlung himal expedition

The Himlung Himal is  most popular 7,000m peak nepal. However, it is not technically the simplest. This expedition is the ideal peak to summit. those who want to discover the high altitude and naturally. it has become more frequent, especially in the fall. It is a peak that we know very perfectly. we approach with an even more detailed itinerary for a better start to the region and gradual acclimatization. The ascent takes place in a very high mountain atmosphere and without significant objective risk.

The first part of the route, from French Camp to Camp 3, is technically affordable. Then, the altitude makes itself felt. To access camp 4 at Lung La is a little more physical, on large, not very steep slopes. On the last, the final ridge of the route is more demanding and real ease in mountaineering.  without being really difficult we summit the peak.

5) Ama Damblum expedition 

A beautiful Mt. Ama Dablam means reliquary of the mother. Its references, the star-shaped necklace worn by Sherpanis (women of the Sherpa ethnic group). During, the expedition We follow a normal route from the southwest. The route is opened by Mike Gill, Barry Bishop, Mike Ward, and Wally Romanes in 1961.

Ama Dablam is located in the Khumbu massif, at the foot of two 8000, Everest and Lhotse. Its aesthetics and its difficulty, real but surmountable for an experienced mountaineer, make it particularly attractive. Despite everything, it accessible to about twenty climbers every day when the weather is good

6) Annapurna Expedition

The Annapurna (8,091m) is the tenth highest and most popular mountain for the expedition in Nepal. It is a 55 km long massif, settled in north-central Nepal. Kali Gandaki Gorge bounds this giant massif on the west. Meanwhile, the Marshyangdi river and Pokhara valley bound it from the east and south, respectively.The steep climbing, zigzag crosses, high risk of avalanches and fatality makes Annapurna one of the most dangerous mountains. Therefore, during winter you should avoid the expedition otherwise it can become life-threatening. 

Moreover, this expedition will offer you a chance to experience the settlements of the Thakali people and the stunning view of the Upper Mustang valley. During this expedition, maintain your attitude of accepting and dealing with challenges. It is necessary to have proper climbing skills and solid experience.

7) Makalu Expedition

Makalu (8,463) is the world’s fifth highest mountain, which lies in the Mahalangur Himalayas, southeast of Mt. Everest. It has a stunning pyramid-like shape with four sharp-edged ridges.

During your expedition, you will come across the colorful rhododendron, different orchids, wildflowers, and mixed settlements of various ethnic groups. That offers a splendid chance to explore the flora of Himalayan regions.

The expedition to Makalu is challenging with the hanging icefall, steep slopes, and rock pillar. It is a technical mountain that needs a good mountaineering experience and at least one attempt on a mountain of 8,000m. 

Mountaineering Expedition Team in Nepal

In Nepal, you will find plenty of trekking companies that offer fully guided expeditions in the Himalayas. These companies provide high-class services and take care of your safety. 

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we arrange all the essential items like food, utensils, chairs, tents, etc that you will need in your expedition. Also, they provide a team of well-trained climbing guides, professional porters, skilled cooks, and experienced staff to enhance your journey through the Himalayas. 

During the expedition, the team will fix ropes and ladders across the route for your safety. Porters or Sherpas will carry the logistics of mountain climbing throughout the expedition. 

The locations to set camp are pre-decided where you can rest and eat at night. Every member of the team helps each other in preparing meals and cleaning up. It offers an opportunity for you to learn more about the people and culture of Nepal. 

Permits for mountaineering Expedition in Nepal 

As per the rule of the Nepal government, climbers must get a permit for every trekking region of Nepal. Otherwise, you will not be allowed to continue further from the check post. For further details, you can check the official website of the alpinist club .

Permit for National Park and Conservation Area of N.epal:

The climbers have to take permits from Nepal Trekking and TIMS to enter these regions. These regions are easily accessible and well developed that ensures the quick progress and success of your mountaineering expedition in Nepal. 

  1. The trekking regions of Everest (Sagarmatha), Makalu, Langtang, and Dolpo are National Parks.
  2. The trekking regions like Annapurna, Manaslu, Gaurishankar, and Kanchenjunga regions are Conservation Areas. 

For a permit, you will need a passport copy, passport-size photo, and fee amount. The permit fee may vary depending upon the trekking routes. For further details, you can visit the official website of the  alpinist club 

Permits for Restricted areas of  Expedition in Nepal:

For restricted areas, climbers have to get special permits from the Department of Immigration. The restricted area comprises remote places with challenging routes. For which you may need a completely distinct approach for the mountaineering expedition in Nepal.

  1. The regions like Mustang, Manaslu, Dolpo, Kanchenjunga fall among the restricted areas.
  2. To get the permit you have to hire a licensed trekking guide from a registered trekking company.

For further details l, you can check the official website of the alpinist club

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Manaslu Circuit Trek

                      MANASLU CIRCUIT TREK

A great diversity of landscapes subtropical valleys, icy solitudes Close-up views of the high peaks and hidden culture and traditional, A magnificent trek around the very aesthetic  Manaslu 8,160m

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 Manaslu is the eighth highest peak on the planet at 8,163m. Manaslu means mountain of the spirit words come from Sanskrit Manasa. It is located in the Gorkha Himal range with a double main peak at 8263m and 7992m. Manaslu was first climbed by the Japanese expedition team on May 9, 1956. Manaslu circuit trek Is popular for both trekking and expedition. It is one of the closest trekking routes from Kathmandu. Manaslu circuit trek is not crowded like the Annapurna region and Everest base camp trekking route.

Our  Manaslu circuit trek offers a variety of trekking options for those who want to do trekking in this region. Manaslu region is one of the most geographically spectacular and culturally fascinating. This trek starts from laprak gurung village and offers a combination of rich cultural diversity and fantastic mountain scenery. Manaslu region, High Mountain is inhabited by Lamas, Buddhists, and below, there are mostly Gurungs. The popular Manaslu trekking route reached Larkey la pass 5163 is the highest point along with the trekking. This unspoiled and wild region was permitted from 1991 by the Nepal government. Manaslu circuit trek Larkey pass descent through alpine meadows at bhimatang before joining Annapurna circuit trail.

  why should you explore the Manaslu circuit trek?

 

How long is the Manaslu Trek?
@mule on the way to sama gau

The name Manaslu originates from the Sanskrit word Manasa, which means “mountain of the spirit”. The Manaslu (8163 m) throne, is isolated, away from the crowds. Comparable in many ways to the Annapurna, Langtang, and Everest trek in Nepal. The Manaslu trek takes place in a valley of less frequentation. The recent construction of lodges has seen this circuit evolve over the years. The gompa (monastery) of Sama in an amphitheater at the foot of Manaslu marks the entry into Buddhist territory.

 The Larkya La pass (5135 m), the climax of the route presents a gentle slope.  before plunging sharply to reach the lower valleys. Superb panoramic views of Manaslu and typical villages inhabited by different ethnic groups.  Manaslu circuit trek bordering with Tibet in the northern parts has been influenced by the Tibetan culture and lifestyle. The remote villages of Gurung, Ghale, Bhatia, Tibetan Buddhists warmly give you a chance to explore their religion by visiting the ancient gompas and monasteries.

 Manaslu Trek is an uncrowned trekking route in Nepal with various and magnificent mountain scenery around the valley. This high-altitude trekking is near Kathmandu valley. Manaslu region has many trekking routes like Dharche trek, charchuri Himal trek, Nisarang lake trek, Ganesh Himal, Rupina La pass trek, and Tsum valley trek. which are quiet, silent, and untouched parts. Manaslu circuit Trekking Area has ensured valuable flora, fauna, and cultures, traditions prevalent in the region.

How to hike the Manaslu circuit trek?

 

how to hike in manaslucircuit trek
@before larkye la pass

 This trek is moderately difficult and closed to the Tibetan border. Nepal’s Government has declared that Manaslu is a restricted area to control tourism in the region. As a result, individual and independent trekkers are not allowed in Manaslu.

Trekkers are issue to obtaining a special permit to enter. there must be a minimum of two trekkers in a group and accompanied by a local guide and porter. Additionally, your permit must be processed through a local trekking agency. Even, Freelance guides cannot issue permits for the restricted region.

Two main options on how to do the trek to Manaslu circuit trek. you can do a package tour through an agency. Or without packages, only hire a guide from the travel agency. Doing an organized trek through a Trekking agency is good. option if you are single or not confident to do the trek, it is an easier but more expensive option.

 

Manaslu  circuit trek Itinerary 

 

manaslu circuit trekm map
location map

The best Manaslu Circuit trek itinerary comprises 15 trekking days. The route begins with a drive from Kathmandu to Blauwa, Barpak in the north Gorkha. From there, the trek starts to  walk from barpak, Gupsi Laprak,  singla  and joint Khorla Besi then at Jagat in the Budi Gandaki valley. First mountain Views of  Buddha Ganesh, shiringi, and chamar Himalnmare have seen vividly from the Gupsi hillside of Laprak village.

They were then taking the commercial trail from khorla besi to head on to Samdo Gaon (3800m). From there, trek to Dharamshala to cross the pass of Larkya La (5160m)  towards Bimthang (3700m). Then the off-beat track leads to Tilije and Dharapani. Finally, a drive from Dharapani to arrive in  Kathmandu completes the full circle of the Manaslu Trek.

 Accommodation on  Manaslu circuit trek 

 

accommodation in manaslu trek
@laprak

Accommodation on the Manaslu circuit trek will be in lodges and tea houses run by the local community.  But some part of camping tent is possible if you like to do camping trek in Manaslu region.

The teahouse has a central commonplace for dining and a fired heater. while the bedrooms are unheated with twin sharing bases,  mattresses, pillows, and blankets. However, You will need to bring a sleeping is much more convenient as the nights can get very chilly.

Generally, The lodges and tea houses have showers.  which are powered by gas. Most of the tea house has electricity and wifi is possible most of the tea house except Dharmasala and bhimthang.

          packing list for Manaslu circuit trek

 

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When you are doing a trek in Nepal, especially in the high passes trek. Trekking gear and clothing are very important to the success of your trip. You should know, what should you pack for Nepal trekking? If you don’t know, don’t worry, here we are to help you.

 the clothing,  you will pack is to keep you warm, dry, protected from the sun and snow, able to move comfortably in the mountains and low altitude, able to be comfortable in the evenings and night.

Kathmandu in Thamel which is full of equipment and gear shops, each one a store of new,l very reasonably priced for rental and buying. You can buy almost anything needed for any trek. click our equipment is more information (equipment for trekking).

 

BAGS: Large Duffle bag/Rucksack  80L ( provide by our company for a porter to carry) + Medium Daypack ~40L (carried by you)
SHELL: Top and bottoms to keep off wind/rain
INSULATION: Warm layered system to keep you warm- body hands & Head
BASELAYER: Thin layers to wick away sweat and to strip down to when it gets hot
FEET: Comfortable, Waterproof trekking boots to support your ankles over rough terrain. Lighter footwear to change in camp.
SLEEPING: Warm sleeping bag & Bedroll to get a good night to sleep at the lodges & camps
EATING/DRINKING: Water bottles & snacks for during the day trek
WASHING & MEDICAL:  To allow you to wash and maybe stave off a headache or blister

If you have any questions about what to pack and bring then please email us.

 

Manaslu trek cost

Why is Manaslu called Killer Mountain?
@birendra tal at sama village (350

 

 Manaslu trek cost is higher than other trekking in Nepal as it is in a remote and restricted area. The trek cannot be done solo. Hiring a guide is compulsory  .  which adds to the cost apart from the expensive permit cost. There are two different ways that you can go for the trek:

 All-Inclusive Package trek

An all-inclusive Manaslu Trekking package offered by a travel agency ranges anywhere from USD 9000to USD 2500. The Manaslu Circuit Trek cost depends upon the number of groups, the standard of the services offered in the package. It could be different in terms of transportation, accommodation and food standard, guide and porter facility, and more.

In general, the quality package offered by many trekking agencies includes land travel, accommodation, and meals during the trip, permits, guide and porter facilities with their insurance, food, and accommodation.

The trekking package cost is lower if you trek in a group because the guide and porter costs can be divided. But, This package does not include any personal interest expenses like hot showers, extra porters, bar bills, snacks, internet, bottled water, travel insurance, etc.

 

              Hire guide and porter

 

manaslu circuit trekking cost
@mamort

You can hire a local guide and porter on your own in the pace of having a trekking agency. you will manage the cost for your accommodation, food, transportation, permits, personal expenses, as well as the permit, transportation, insurance, food and accommodation, and tips of guide and porter.

note, having a more extensive group means the cost is divided, and it is cheaper per person. Going with a large group means cost division, so a minimal budget will also be enough in such a case. Hiring guide and porter alone will cost: Guide: USD 25 to USD 35/day + tips and Porter: USD 15 to USD 25/day + tips

How Difficulty is Manaslu circuit Trek?

 

himalayan thar in manaslu
@blue sheep at Dharamsala (4,400m)

 The trek lasts from 13 days to 23 days it depends on your Manaslu circuit trek itinerary. In total distance 177km On average, you will have o walk  5 to 7hours in 10 to 25km per day. you might have to walk for 8 -9 hours a day of larkye la pass. Manaslu circuit trekking routes are challenging with the winding trails.

The weather also plays a huge role in determining the trek difficulty. The Manaslu circuit trek leads you through six climatic zones- the tropical and subtropical zone, the temperate zone, the subalpine zone, the alpine zone, and the arctic zone.

The days are generally warm and dry while the nights are cold and freezing. Wind, blazing sun and heavy rainfall in the lower part,  snow, and freezing night in high are all possible in this trek. pack your clothes with regard to the season you intend to travel.

 

 

How fit do I need to be to trek in Manaslu?

 

How long is the Manaslu Trek?
samdo village at 3,800m

It is a common question that most people or trekkers ask. this is a beautiful trek with fewer tourists. Manaslu circuit trek is 180km include a larkye la pass (5160m).

The trek can complete 14 to 22days with Tsum valley. So, physical and mental fitness is needed.so, before going trek you need to train very well for the high pass. And the route is mostly uphill ascent.

If you are not fitness you may suffer from altitude sickness and other problems. To avoid this problem do more walk and Aerobic and cardio exercise (running, swimming, cycling) a month before your trek.

 

 

How many miles is the Manaslu Circuit?
view of Bhimthang includes mt. Manaslu            

                                                      Manaslu circuit  trek summary

 

Distance – 120 km/75 mi
Days required – 13  to 24days
Highest point – 5160m larkye la pass
Difficulty  – moderated 

Permits –  Manaslu Conservation Area Permit
Annapurna Conservation Area Permit
Special Permit for Manaslu     
USD 30 for MCAP
USD 30 for ACAP

Special Permit
September – November
USD 100 per person/week
USD 15 per person/day (beyond 1 week)

 December – August
USD 75 per person/week
USD 10 per person/day (beyond 1 week)

Guide –   compulsory,
Accommodation – guest houses
Water- The best water filter for traveling
 Using Lifestraw Bottles when traveling 

 

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A COMPLETE GUIDE, EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK

EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK

If you are looking for lovely outdoor activities then definitely, the Everest base camp trek should be on your bucket list. The Everest Base Camp (EBC) trek in Nepal is one of the toughest and the most popular trek globally.  Get yourself, and prepare to witness the spectacular view of mountains. This grand voyage takes to the valleys full of forests and alongside precipitous ridgelines.

How long is the Everest base camp?

The duration of the trek totally depends on your trekking style. The number of days you have taken rest, and lastly where you have begun your trek.

If you have started your trek from Jiri then, it’ll make you extra 6-7 days on foot to reach Namche Bazar.  from Salleri it will take you an extra 3 days. Even, if you want to shorten your trip then fly to Lukla will be the best option because it’ll take only one day to reach Namche Bazar. From Namche, the Bazar trek can take a minimum of 9 days and days to return back to Lukla.

What makes the Everest Base camp trekking special?

Everest base camp trek will make you experience the best view of mountains throughout the trails. You will get a chance to explore the trail throughout the thick and wonderful Rhododendron forest. It will present you with the captivating beauty of Himalayan scenery, beautiful rivers, and streams. You will also get to meet the authentic Sherpa people in the Khumbu region. Make sure you won’t miss all of the above.

What is the best season for the Everest Base Camp trek?

The most appropriate time to start your trek to Everest would be in spring (March-May) or fall (October-November), while a helicopter tour can be taken any time the weather is good outside of monsoon season. Winter shouldn’t be off the table, either as long as you’re prepared for cold temperatures.

Is the Everest base camp in Nepal difficult?

The hardness level of the Everest Base Camp is moderate.  Even though the EBC Trek doesn’t require any trekking expertise, it is suggested that the trekker should be determined and be physically fit. The only problem that will arise in the trek is the lack of oxygen as you go up.

How much does the Everest base camp trek cost?

The estimated total expenses for the whole trip are around $1500 per person including flight, water, food, snacks, and accommodation. $1500 is sufficient for an individual to trek around Everest.

What to pack for the Everest best camp trek?

The basic things an individual need to pack for the Everest are sleeping bags, trekking shoe, slippers, fleece jacket,2-3 pairs of thermal, down jacket, full sleeve t-shirt, full trekking pants, warm woolen gloves, socks, undergarments, sun hat, headlamp, trekking poles, camelback bottle, moisturizer, suns cream, lip balm, protein bars, first aid box and trekking bag to carry all the essentials for the trek.

 

How do I get fit for the Everest base camp trek?

 Going for the Everest base camp trek, you don’t have to be an athlete but one should focus on improving cardio endurance and strength endurance. Trekker should be comfortable while carrying a daypack for a long period of time in a day. At least 8-12 weeks before your trek, you should begin hiking or taking long walks at least 1 day per week (focus on duration more than distance). You should build up to being able to walk or hike.

What about Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS )on the Everest Base camp trek?

The major thing trekker can do to avoid altitude sickness on the EBC trek is to be aware of the symptoms and report them to your trek leader if you face any of them. Here are the few things one should keep in mind:

  • Sleep in teahouses that are lower in altitude than you have been walking that day to adjust the body for the altitude while we are sleeping.
  • Hydrate and drink lots of water.
  • Loss of appetite is normal but make sure to eat something even soup.
  • Headaches are normal until your body adjusts to altitude so take aspirin and paracetamol.
What kind of accommodation should I expect while doing the Everest Base camp trek?

Don’t worry about the accommodation there are plenty of guesthouses and tea houses in a village which would provide you good services at a reasonable price.

Hotel-looking lodges are also available that will charge more for the rooms. They probably have higher overhead costs. This hotel usually brings your meal quickly, has warmer rooms and a bathroom.

What are teahouses?

Teahouses are basically staying in a lodge each night for the trek while trekking in Everest base camp tea house offers good food and accommodation. Along the EBC trail. You will find well maintained and reasonably comfortable tea house. Tea house arranges your food and accommodation locally. You can schedule your own program and have your own place