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Manaslu Circuit Trekking Culinary Tour

Key Information

Per Person Min 4 persons
$2000
Private Tour Min 2 persons
$2750

Book this Nepal trek and get a complimentary one hour Trekker’s’ massage after the trek is over. The masseuses will be from a marginalized community. This is part of our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Trek the circuit of Mount Manaslu

The circuit of Mount Manaslu (8,156 meters) is gaining popularity rapidly. Mount Manaslu is the eighth highest mountain in the world. Part of the Manaslu region’s trails was restored after it was damaged by the massive earthquake of 25th April 2015.

The local name for Manaslu is Kutang – Spirit Mountain. The government of Nepal only opened the Manaslu Circuit Trekking route to tourists in 1991. We start this trek by either taking a private Jeep to Macha Khola to begin the trek.

The trail begins with narrow valleys with tropical vegetation hiking along the Budi Gandaki River. Parts of the path are small, with loose rocks used as steps, and several places can be potentially dangerous, especially when you encounter passing caravans of mules.

We will pass through Machi Khola, Jagat, Ghap, Lho Gaun, and Samagaon with impressive views of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and other smaller peaks of 6,000 meters. We spend an extra night at Samagaon to acclimatize to the altitude.

You will notice the change in the landscape becomes austere as we begin to gain altitude while at the same time, Hindus in the lower valleys, and now you see Buddhists in the higher elevations.

We cross over Larke La into the District of Manang. Once we reach Dharapani, we are on the main Annapurna Circuit trail. Dharapani is where the Manaslu Circuit trek ends; we drive back to Kathmandu in a private jeep.

Note: You will need to be pretty fit to be able to do this trek. It is tougher than the Annapurna Circuit or Everest Base camp treks. The first four to five days involve trekking in hot and humid weather, even during the winter months. The length of the trek is between 6-10 hours at the beginning of the trek. The April 2015 earthquake has loosened the hills here, and landslides have taken place both during and post-monsoon.

Food and nutrition on the trek

We are pioneers in culinary trekking in the Himalayas. We provide a varied, interesting menu on treks throughout the Himalayas. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free meals can be catered for upon request, and other special diets can be accommodated with advance notice.

Trekking is not only fun, but it is beneficial for you. It helps in detoxifying the body while also nourishing the soul. Although to provide a better experience, we also tailor our meals to include superfoods as part of the ingredients to keep you fit and healthy while also assisting in acclimatization to high altitude. The combination of hiking in the pristine mountain air and healthy food makes trekking with us a complete gastronome adventure. Read More on Food and nutrition on our treks.

Why Choose Us?

  • Our expert trek leader will ensure your safety at all times while enhancing your trekking experience.
  • Your private social bubble by staying in less busy lodges and trekking away from the crowded trails where possible.
  • Experience the Himalayas in style.
  • Your food is prepared with superfood ingredients to give the best nourishment, recovery, and acclimatization to high altitude for our gourmet trekking adventures.

    Detailed Itinerary

Cost Includes:

  • Boutique hotel in Kathmandu on a bed and breakfast basis
  • Hotel/lodges on twin sharing basis along trails
  • All transportation
  • Responsible Adventures’ expert trek leader or Trek with Raj
  • Complimentary T-shirt
  • Use of trekking kit bag during the trek
  • One assistant guide between 4 trekkers
  • Trekking Chef
  • One porter between two trekkers
  • Proper clothing for porters and crew
  • Food for porters & crew members (we are less than a handful of trekking companies that provide this facility)
  • Insurance for team and porters
  • All permits
  • Twin sharing room on the trek
  • All meals on the trek (healthiest and varied trekking meals in the whole of the Himalaya)

Cost Excludes:

  • Visas
  • All optional additional tours or activities during free time
  • Transportation outside of the tour program
  • Travel insurance (compulsory to have insurance that covers helicopter evacuation)
  • Tips (suggested amount US$75 per week for staff only); Leader’s tips at your discretion
  • Items of a personal nature, e.g., alcoholic drinks, bottled beverages, laundry, souvenirs, etc.