Things you should know before going on Manaslu Trek
How long is Manaslu Trek?
As per our Manaslu Trek itinerary, it is 18 days long. During these 18 days, you stay overnight in several different villages. The itinerary includes your arrival, departure, preparation in Kathmandu, and rest days in between the trek. This is our standard itinerary. However, we are always open to making tailor-made Manaslu Trek. In this, you can share the number of days you want to include in the itinerary if you have any particular places you want to spend the night or things you want to do. We will try our best to make a perfect package for you as per your needs.
Manaslu Larke Pass Trek difficulty
Manaslu Trek is a difficult trek that leads through the most remote region of the Himalayas, where you can barely find basic facilities as well. The trail is rough and trodden. The remoteness of the region and the high altitude makes the trek difficult. You have to walk 6 to 7 hours on a daily basis, which requires lots of stamina and energy. Therefore, it is very important to have good physical fitness, health, and strong stamina to go on Manaslu Trekking.
Best time to go on Manaslu Larke Pass Trek
Autumn (October to November) and Spring (March to May) are the peak time of the year to go on Manaslu Trek. The weather is mostly stable and moderate. There will be slightly cold during the morning and night time, however, the day will be more warm and lovely.
Food & Accommodation
You will be staying in either lodge or teahouse during the Manaslu Trekking. Lodge has much better rooms in comparison to the tea house. Still, on average, both offer nothing lavish. You get a basic room with a few pieces of furniture, bed, blanket, and pillows. Usually, rooms are on a twin-sharing basis.
The meals will be served as per the menu of lodge/teahouse. In the lower villages, you get a good variety of food, however, in the higher altitude, the food gets limited with high in price. Especially in Namche Bazar, you can find dishes like bread, eggs, momo, noodles, dal bhat, veggies, meat, curries, coffee, tea, etc.
Things you will get to see & experience during the Manaslu Larke Pass Trek
Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Arughat Bazar
From Kathmandu, you drive to Arughat Bazar, which is a long drive. On the way, you will get to see the countryside view. Lush green hills, rivers, waterfalls, and small settlements present scenic views during the drive.
Off-the-beaten trekking experience
Manaslu Trekking is different from other treks of Nepal. The trail is here is not like another trekking trail. It is a more tough, rugged, and steep side. You have to trek to the trodden trail and pass through Manaslu Conservation Area. It is home to 110 species of birds, 211 species of butterflies, 33 species of mammals, 2,000 species of flowering plants, and 11 types of forest. Trekking through this wilderness, you travel the region.
Less crowded trail
During the trek, you come across many isolated settlement areas. Not only that, Manaslu Trek is one of the less-traveled trekking trails of Nepal, therefore the trail is less crowded in comparison to other famous treks of Nepal. If you are someone who likes to travel in a tranquil place, then this is the best option for you. However, in the peak season especially in October, you can find other fellow trekkers as well.
Prosperous cultural experience
route you follow during the Manaslu Trek is full of mani walls, monasteries, prayer wheels, and chortens. The isolation of this region has preserved its culture and tradition for decades. And because of that, you get to experience the practices that are still alive here. The people here follow Buddhism. Their culture, tradition, and language of locals here are influenced by Tibetans. Locals here are friendly and kind, don't feel shy to interact with them.
Stunning landscape and snow-capped mountain views
The views in this region are unlined in any other place in Nepal. The raw untouched nature and ruins of villages are like paradise, where only you and Himalayas are left behind. Stunning views of snow-capped mountains like Mt. Annapurna, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, Himal Chuli, Ngadi Chuli, Simnang Himal, Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, and many other mountains can be seen throughout the trek.