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Manaslu Circuit Trekking Wellness Tour

Key Information

Per Person Min 4 persons
Private Tour Min 2 persons

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 Manaslu Circuit, encompassing the majestic Mount Manaslu with its towering height of 8,156 meters, is rapidly gaining popularity among adventurers. As the eighth-highest mountain in the world, Mount Manaslu offers a truly awe-inspiring experience. Following the devastating earthquake of April 25, 2015, parts of the Manaslu region’s trails have been restored for trekking purposes.

Locally known as Kutang, meaning “Spirit Mountain,” the government of Nepal only opened the Manaslu Circuit Trekking route to tourists in 1991. To commence this extraordinary journey, we embark on a private Jeep to Macha Khola, where the trek officially begins.

The initial stages of the trail lead us through narrow valleys adorned with tropical vegetation alongside the Budi Gandaki River. The path becomes narrow in certain areas, with loose rocks serving as makeshift steps. It’s essential to exercise caution, especially when encountering caravans of mules.

Throughout the trek, we will pass through notable locations such as Machi Khola, Jagat, Ghap, Lho Gaun, and Samagaon, each offering breathtaking vistas of Mount Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and other awe-inspiring peaks reaching heights of 6,000 meters. Acclimatisation is vital during this expedition; thus, an extra night is spent at Samagaon to adjust to the higher altitude.
As we ascend, the landscape gradually transforms, becoming barren and austere. Simultaneously, the religious demographic shifts, with Hinduism prevailing in the lower valleys and Buddhism taking precedence in the higher elevations.

Crossing the Larke La pass is noteworthy, leading us into the District of Manang. Upon reaching Dharapani, we transition onto the main trail of the famed Annapurna Circuit. Dharapani marks the end of the Manaslu Circuit trek, and we return to Kathmandu comfortably in a private jeep.

Prepare yourself for an unforgettable adventure amidst the grandeur of the Manaslu Circuit, a truly remarkable journey that promises breathtaking scenery, cultural encounters, and a glimpse into the heart of the Himalayas.

Note:  The Manaslu Circuit trek requires a high fitness level and is more challenging than the Annapurna Circuit or Everest Base Camp trek. The first four to five days involve trekking in hot and humid weather, even in winter. The hike can last 6-10 hours each day at the beginning of the trek. Physical fitness and stamina are crucial for this demanding adventure. Prior training and consultation with a healthcare professional are recommended. Prepare yourself for an unforgettable experience amidst stunning landscapes and rich culture.

Food and nutrition on the trek

We are pioneers in culinary trekking in the Himalayas. We provide a varied, exciting 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 ingredients to keep you fit and healthy while assisting in acclimatisation to high altitude. Combining 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 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 acclimatisation to high altitudes for our Wellness 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 (the healthiest and most varied trekking meals in the whole of the Himalayas)

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.