Insight: Manaslu Circuit Trek, The Less Crowded Trek In Nepal

The Manaslu Circuit trek is one of the popular but less crowded treks in Nepal. It is a 14-day ( In Average) trek that starts from Gorkha and ends at Lamjung.

With diverse landscapes and unique cultures, Manaslu should be in your bucket list for the year 2020. Despite being rich in cultures, flora, and fauna, the Manaslu trek usually sees fewer people along its route.

It is also remote and physically demanding in comparison to the Annapurna circuit trek. Initially, It was only opened to a maximum of 400 trekkers in 1992.

Manaslu Circuit Trek: The Less Crowded Trek In Nepal

Facts About Manaslu Circuit

Trip Duration 14 Days
Maximum Altitude 5,135m at Larkya La Pass
Trip Difficulty Challenging
Accommodation Teahouse/Lodges
Walking Duration 6-7 hours per day
Group Size Minimum 2 Persons

Note: You are not to allow to trek solo in the Manaslu region. A minimum of 2 trekkers along with a guide/porter is mandatory for the Manaslu circuit trek.

Manaslu Circuit Permits

Manaslu region is a restricted region which means that you need to acquire a special restricted area permit (Manaslu RAP) before heading to Manaslu.

You need to acquire a Manaslu conservation area project permit along with the Annapurna conservation area project permit for this trek.

 

Permits For SAARC For International
Manaslu Restricted Area Permit (Manaslu RAP) Sept-Nov: You need to pay USD 70 per week with an additional fee of USD 10 each day after 7 days.
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Dec-Aug: $50 per week with an additional $7 each day beyond 7 days.
Sept-Nov: You need to pay USD 70 per week with an additional fee of USD 10 each day after 7 days.
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Dec-Aug: $50 per week with an additional $7 each day beyond 7 days.
Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP) USD 27 USD 10
Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) USD 27 USD 10
Tsum Valley Restricted Area Permit Sept-Nov: You need to pay USD 40 per week with an additional fee of USD 7 per day after 7 days.
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Dec-Aug: You need to pay USD 30 per week with an additional USD 7 each day after 7 days.
Sept-Nov: You need to pay USD 40 per week with an additional fee of USD 7 per day after 7 days.
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Dec-Aug: You need to pay USD 30 per week with an additional USD 7 each day after 7 days.

 

You can fill up the permit form online at:http://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/trekking-permit.

You can also acquire your MCAP and ACAP permits at following entry permit counters situated at various part of the country:

  • Nepal Tourism Board, Kathmandu – ACAP & MCAP
  • Nepal Tourism Board, Damside, Pokhara – Only ACAP
  • ACAP Entry Permit Center, Besisahar, Lamjung – Only ACAP

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