Manaslu And Annapurna Circuit Trek

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Manaslu Circuit, Annapurna Circuit Trek, Nepal
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Duration

24 Days 23 Nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

12 people

Languages

English, Nepali

About this tour

The Manaslu and Annapurna Circuit Trek is an extraordinary and diverse trekking journey that combines two of Nepal’s most iconic and sought-after trekking routes. This exceptional adventure takes trekkers on a captivating exploration through the remote Manaslu region, circling the eighth-highest peak in the world, Mount Manaslu, and then continuing through the classic Annapurna Circuit.

The trek begins in the culturally rich Gorkha region, where the Manaslu Circuit introduces trekkers to stunning Himalayan panoramas, diverse landscapes, and encounters with local ethnic communities. Passing through quaint villages, lush forests, and high mountain passes, trekkers immerse themselves in the unique culture of the region.

The trail then joins the renowned Annapurna Circuit, which showcases the beauty of the Annapurna mountain range and takes trekkers through the world’s deepest gorge, the Kali Gandaki Gorge. Along the way, trekkers witness breathtaking views of Annapurna I (8,091 meters) and Dhaulagiri (8,167 meters), among other prominent peaks.

Throughout this unforgettable trek, trekkers experience a blend of natural wonders, cultural diversity, and spiritual sanctuaries. From the remote and restricted Manaslu region to the classic Annapurna Circuit, this journey promises a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that captivates the hearts of all who embark upon it.

Essential Tips for a Successful Manaslu And Annapurna Circuit Trek

  • Secure all required permits, including the Manaslu Restricted Area Permit, Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP), and TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) card, before starting the trek.
  • Considering the complexity and remote nature of the trek, it is advisable to hire an experienced guide or join a reputable trekking agency for navigation and safety.
  • Prepare yourself with regular physical training and endurance exercises to handle the challenging terrain and long trekking days.
  • Plan for sufficient acclimatization days to adapt to higher altitudes and minimize the risk of altitude sickness.
  • Carry essential trekking gear, warm clothing, waterproof layers, sturdy hiking boots, a comfortable backpack, and a reliable sleeping bag.
  • Stay well-hydrated and maintain a balanced diet with energy-rich snacks to sustain your energy levels throughout the trek.
  • Carry a fully charged mobile phone with a local SIM card and emergency contact numbers. Consider renting a satellite phone for areas with no mobile coverage.
  • Be prepared for unpredictable weather changes in the mountains and dress accordingly.
  • Embrace the local culture and traditions with respect and sensitivity. Seek permission before taking photos of people or religious sites.
  • Follow the principles of “Leave No Trace” and dispose of waste responsibly. Respect the natural environment and cultural heritage by minimizing your impact on the region.
  • Carry enough Nepali currency for the entire trek, as ATMs may not be available in remote regions. Also, carry a portable power bank to charge your devices during the trek.
  • Familiarize yourself with the evacuation procedures and emergency services available in the region.

Manaslu And Annapurna Circuit Trek Safety Considerations

  • Be aware of the risks of altitude sickness, especially when crossing high mountain passes. Acclimatization days are crucial to allow your body to adjust to higher elevations gradually.
  • Considering the challenging and remote nature of the trek, hiring an experienced guide with knowledge of the trails, weather, and emergency procedures is highly recommended.
  • Be prepared for unpredictable weather changes in the mountains, including sudden rain, snow, or temperature drops. Pack appropriate clothing and gear to stay warm and dry.
  • Carry a fully charged mobile phone with a local SIM card and emergency contact numbers. In areas with no mobile coverage, consider renting a satellite phone.
  • Trek with a group or at least one trekking partner for mutual support and assistance, especially in isolated areas.
  • Ensure you are in good physical condition before starting the trek to cope with the demanding terrain and long walking days.
  • Carry a comprehensive first aid kit and know how to use it. Consider taking a basic first aid course before the trek.
  • Familiarize yourself with the evacuation procedures and emergency services available in the region.
  • Be cautious when crossing rivers, especially during monsoon season. Use established bridges or follow the guidance of experienced locals.
  • Be respectful of local customs and traditions, especially when visiting monasteries and cultural sites. Dress modestly and ask for permission before taking photos of people or religious artifacts.
  • Ensure you have appropriate trekking gear, including sturdy hiking boots, trekking poles, and a reliable backpack.
  • Stay informed about weather conditions and potential risks by checking with local guides, lodges, or authorities.
  • Follow a well-planned itinerary that includes gradual ascents and acclimatization days to reduce the risk of altitude-related problems.

Highlights

  • Experience a diverse range of landscapes, from lush green valleys and terraced farmlands to rugged mountain passes and high-altitude deserts.
  • Get awe-inspiring views of majestic peaks, including Manaslu (8,163 meters), Annapurna I (8,091 meters), Dhaulagiri (8,167 meters), and other Himalayan giants.
  • Immerse yourself in the rich culture and traditions of the local communities, including Gurungs, Tamangs, and Tibetans.
  • Enjoy the comfort of teahouse accommodations along the trek, providing a warm and hospitable environment for trekkers.
  • Traverse through the pristine Manaslu Conservation Area, home to diverse flora and fauna, including the elusive snow leopard.
  • Cross the challenging Larkya La Pass (5,135 meters), offering breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding peaks.
  • Explore the Annapurna Conservation Area, a UNESCO World Heritage site, renowned for its biodiversity and picturesque landscapes.
  • Conquer the Thorong La Pass (5,416 meters), one of the highest and most exhilarating mountain passes in the world.
  • Take a side trip to Tilicho Lake (4,919 meters), one of the highest lakes in the world, with its turquoise waters reflecting the surrounding peaks.
  • Observe a variety of flora and fauna, including rhododendron forests, blue sheep, Himalayan Thar, and several bird species.
  • Visit ancient monasteries, chortens, and religious sites that hold significant cultural and historical value.
  • Soak in the natural hot springs at tatopani to relax and rejuvenate after days of trekking.
  • Interact with friendly locals along the trail, gaining insight into their way of life and traditional practices.
  • Test your physical and mental strength by crossing challenging high-altitude mountain passes.

Included/Excluded

  • International and Domestic Airport Pick Up and Drop.
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner from the Teahouses menu during the treks.
  • Overnight Sleep at Standard tea house with basic facility during the treks.
  • Government licensed holder trekking guide including all his meals, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance.
  • One porter for two person who carry only two trekking member’s bags, including all his meals, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance.
  • If single trekker booked then guide will help you to carry some of your stuffs.
  • Equipment like sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags, trekking poles, and Crampons will be provided (Returned after the trip is complete).
  • First aid kid box included and carry by guide.
  • Emergency helicopter rescue services provided, Pay By your Insurance or By Your Self.
  • All needed Trekking Permit and National park Entry fees.
  • All needed ground transportation mention on the itinerary.
  • Government Tax and Company service charge.
  • Personal expenses as like the Phone Bill, Camera Charging, Hot Shower, Wifi.
  • All kind of drinks as like Mineral Water, Tea, Coffee, Juice, Coke, Fanta, Beer and Bar Bills.
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during your stay in city like Pokhara, Kathmandu.
  • Extra Nights’ Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara, in case if you return earlier from the Treks.
  • Tips to your Guide and Porter. (It is expected)
  • Travel insurance.

Itinerary

  • Start your journey with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Machha Khola.
  • Enjoy the picturesque landscapes and traditional villages along the way.
  • Overnight stay in Machha Khola.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Begin your trek along the Budhi Gandaki River.
  • Pass through beautiful villages and cross suspension bridges.
  • Reach Jagat, a charming village with Tibetan influence.
  • Overnight stay in Jagat.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Continue your trek, ascending through terraced fields and lush forests.
  • Enjoy stunning views of the surrounding mountains.
  • Reach Deng, a quaint village with a tranquil ambiance.
  • Overnight stay in Deng.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Resume your trek, passing through beautiful landscapes and monasteries.
  • Experience the local culture and traditions of the region.
  • Arrive at Namrung, a picturesque village with panoramic views.
  • Overnight stay in Namrung.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Continue your trek through scenic forests and traditional villages.
  • Reach Sama Gaun, a traditional Sherpa village with breathtaking views of Manaslu and other peaks.
  • Overnight stay in Sama Gaun.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Take a rest day for acclimatization and exploration.
  • Choose from options like a day trip to Pungyen Gompa or Manaslu Basecamp for additional adventure.
  • Overnight stay in Sama Gaun.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Resume your trek towards Samdo, a remote village near the Tibetan border.
  • Experience the high-altitude environment and the traditional culture of the region.
  • Overnight stay in Samdo.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Trek to Dharmasala, the base camp for the Larkya La Pass.
  • Enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding mountains.
  • Prepare for the challenging pass crossing tomorrow.
  • Overnight stay in Dharmasala.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Begin early to cross the challenging Larkya La Pass, the highest point of the trek.
  • Take in the panoramic views of the Annapurna and Manaslu ranges from the pass.
  • Descend to Bhimthang, a beautiful meadow surrounded by mountains.
  • Overnight stay in Bhimthang.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Resume your trek, descending through rhododendron and pine forests.
  • Pass through small villages and terraced fields.
  • Reach Dharapani, a village in the Annapurna region.
  • Overnight stay in Dharapani.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Drive from Dharapani to Chame, enjoying the scenic beauty along the way.
  • Reach Chame, a beautiful village with stunning mountain views.
  • Overnight stay in Chame.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Resume your trek, passing through pine forests and crossing the Marsyangdi River.
  • Reach Pisang, a picturesque village with a unique blend of cultures.
  • Overnight stay in Pisang.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Embark on a short hike to Ngawal, a traditional village with breathtaking views of Annapurna II and III.
  • Explore the village and its unique cultural heritage.
  • Overnight stay in Ngawal.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.
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  • Continue your trek, passing through rugged landscapes and scenic villages.
  • Reach Manang, a major trading center in the region and a hub for trekkers.
  • Overnight stay in Manang.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Take a day to rest and acclimatize to the high-altitude environment.
  • Explore the surrounding areas, visit monasteries, and take in the stunning mountain views.
  • Overnight stay in Manang.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Resume your trek towards Tilicho Base Camp, with spectacular views of Annapurna and Gangapurna peaks.
  • Enjoy the serene atmosphere and stunning landscapes.
  • Overnight stay at Tilicho Base Camp.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.
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  • Embark on an early morning hike to the mesmerizing Tilicho Lake, one of the highest lakes in the world.
  • Return to Tilicho Base Camp and continue trekking to Sri Kharka.
  • Overnight stay in Sri Kharka.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Resume your trek towards Ledar, enjoying the stunning landscapes.
  • Reach Ledar, a tranquil village in the Annapurna region.
  • Overnight stay in Ledar.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Continue your trek, ascending towards the High Camp.
  • Prepare for crossing the challenging Thorong La Pass tomorrow.
  • Overnight stay at High Camp.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Begin early in the morning to cross the Thorong La Pass, the highest point of the trek.
  • Enjoy the panoramic views from the pass and descend towards Muktinath.
  • Reach Muktinath, a sacred site for both Hindus and Buddhists.
  • Overnight stay in Muktinath.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.
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  • Drive from Muktinath to Tatopani, famous for its natural hot springs.
  • Enjoy a relaxing dip in the hot springs and unwind after the challenging pass crossing.
  • Overnight stay in Tatopani.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Resume your trek, passing through picturesque villages and terraced fields.
  • Reach Ghorepani, a beautiful village known for its stunning sunrise views from Poon Hill.
  • Overnight stay in Ghorepani.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.
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  • Early morning hike to Poon Hill to witness the breathtaking sunrise over the Himalayas.
  • Descend to Ulleri, a charming village surrounded by lush forests.
  • Drive back to Pokhara, a beautiful lakeside city.
  • Overnight stay in Pokhara.
  • Breakfast and Lunch at the teahouse.
  • You Can Stay on your own at Pokhara and get relax also possible.

  • Drive back to Kathmandu, enjoying the scenic landscapes along the way.
  • Arrive in Kathmandu and rest at your hotel.
  • Spend the evening exploring the bustling streets of Thamel and shopping for souvenirs.
  • Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Durations

24 Days

Languages

English
Nepali

Frequently asked questions

The Manaslu and Annapurna Circuit Trek is an adventurous and challenging trekking route that combines two popular treks in Nepal: the Manaslu Circuit Trek and the Annapurna Circuit Trek. It offers trekkers a unique opportunity to experience the diverse landscapes, rich culture, and stunning views of both the Manaslu and Annapurna regions.

The duration of the trek can vary depending on the specific itinerary and trekking pace. On average, the complete circuit takes around 22-26 days to complete.

The best time for this trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer stable weather, clear skies, and comfortable temperatures for trekking.

Yes, special permits are required for the Manaslu and Annapurna Circuit Trek. You will need both the Manaslu Restricted Area Permit and the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) to enter these regions.

While prior trekking experience is beneficial, it is not mandatory. However, good physical fitness and stamina are essential due to the challenging terrain and high altitudes involved.

Yes, teahouses and lodges are available at regular intervals along the trekking route, providing basic accommodation and meals. However, in some remote sections, teahouses may have limited facilities.

It is possible to trek independently, but having a guide is recommended, especially for safety, navigation, and cultural insights. Hiring a porter can also make the trek more enjoyable by lightening your load.

Yes, altitude sickness is a concern, especially during the high passes. Adequate acclimatization is necessary, and trekkers should be aware of the symptoms and descend immediately if they experience severe altitude-related issues.

The trek offers a variety of highlights, including stunning views of Manaslu (8,163 meters) and Annapurna (8,091 meters), crossing high mountain passes like Larkya La and Thorong La, and experiencing the unique culture and traditions of the local communities.

Yes, the trek can be extended or modified according to your preferences and time constraints. There are various side trips and alternative routes available, but it's essential to consider the overall trekking duration and permits required for any changes.

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12/26/2023

Manaslu with annapurna circuit trek

I did manaslu with annapurna circuit trek from this company they organize my trek with full satisfaction. I first book manaslu circuit only but later on i again talk to manager and continue my trek to annapurna circuit. 2 different treks in one trip it save my time and also money. Manaslu is less crowded then annapurna. Both are lovely trek but manaslu was far better.

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