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Manaslu Circuit Camping Trekking

17 Days
4 - Excellent
( Based on 4 travel reviews )
enjoy the adventure in a classic and original ways in tented camps

Manaslu Circuit Camping Highlights

  • An adventure in classic, original ways of trekking with camping.
  • The great ways of enjoying an adventure as it was in early days treks.
  • Reviving the great charm and beauty of trekking which is almost forgotten.
  • Enjoy the pleasant overnight stops in the luxury of a spacious tented camp.
  • The best and original mode sleeping in tents around perfect wilderness

Trek Short Profile

  • Hotels in Kathmandu and in tented camps on treks
  • Moderate to Adventurous walks
  • At Larke-La Pass at 5,106m/16,752 feet
  • Exciting tour, interesting drives, scenic trek
  • Nepal Far North Mid-West around Gorkha district to Manang area
  • 13 Nights & 14 Days with drives both ways
  • 16 Nights & 17 Days arrival to departure
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Short Outline Itinerary

Experience the Ultimate Adventure – Book Your Manaslu Circuit Camping Trekking Today and Discover the Beauty of Nepal’s Himalayas Up Close!

If you’re looking for an adventure that will take you off the beaten path and immerse you in the natural beauty of the Himalayas, then the Manaslu Circuit Camping Trekking is the perfect choice. Our experienced guides will lead you through some of the most challenging and rewarding terrain in Nepal, all while camping under the stars and enjoying the great outdoors.

Manaslu Circuit Camping Trekking is a completely different way of enjoying the adventure, the original and classic mode of trekking. Like in the old good earlier days, when camping equipment and food, and provisions are ferried from one camp to another.

Manaslu Circuit Camping Trekking is a great experience and more exciting than normal treks in the comfort of tented camping.

Most adventurers and trekkers have forgotten the delight of spending overnights in tents, as it were in former days. The adventure company Manaslu Circuit Trekking, trying its best to revive the past.

Providing our customers with the best services with camping facilities throughout the Manaslu Circuit Camping Trekking.

The Manaslu Camping Trekking is a private way of enjoying trekking without mixing with other trekkers. A world of our own, the charm of tented camping is one can enjoy walks. Can stop for overnights, wherever there is a lovely scenic spot before and after the designated villages.

The camping foods are most healthy and delicious and served from our kitchen tents in a large dining tent. Starting the Manaslu Circuit Camping Trekking along with our camping crews, porters, and guides. Taking a long and interesting drive from Kathmandu reaching Mid-West Nepal around the district of Gorkha.

On arrival at the first overnight camp in Soti-Khola, where a tented camp is set not far from the village. The trek progresses heading higher cooler hills covered in lush green forest, with overnight camps at designated places on routes. The walk continues leaving the low warm farm areas towards higher hill villages reaching scenic Upper Manaslu Valley. Starting from Lo-Gaon onwards, one of the charming villages of the Manaslu region is adorned with age-old cultures of Buddhism.

From here onwards with constant views of snow-capped peaks with majestic Mt. Manaslu, then reaching Sama-Gaon. One of the largest and most important villages in the area, due to its vantage location.

A day at Sama-Gaon for acclimatization, as well as for local scenic hikes and exploring the cultural village of great interest. After Sama-Gaon on the road towards the end of Manaslu Valley reaching Dharmasala or Larke Phedi.

The bottom or base of the high Larke-La Pass, having time here to get organized and prepare for the big climb. Next, early morning leaving the camp for a strenuous long climb on top Larke-La Pass. The highest point of the adventure at 5,106 m, the hard climb rewarded with an excellent panorama of giant towering peaks. Facing the whole of the Manaslu Himalaya range, some peaks of Annapurna, and Damodar as far as Himlung Himal due west.

Slowly and steadily a long descent reaches around the Manang area at Bhimthang, a beautiful place. Situated amidst an enchanting forest surrounded by tall pine, firs, and rhododendron trees.

The adventure continues heading down to Tilje and Dharapani villages, located on a road-head, where the famous Annapurna and Manaslu Circuit joins.

After Tilje and Dharapani village, a pleasant walk follows the glacial Masrsyangdi River to the lovely settlement of Tal Besi. Where our walk ends as well for the last final overnight in a tented camp before heading back to Kathmandu.

Next, early morning feeling relaxed with a pleasant overnight in Tal Besi, the end of the Manang area. An exciting drive leads towards Lamjung district at Besisar town and then on a good road to Kathmandu. Reaching Kathmandu our wonderful adventure of great experience on Manaslu Circuit Camping Trekking completes.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.
Altitude: 1,350 m/ 4,428 feet (Kathmandu)
Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Trekking Preparation day & Sightseeing in Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa.
Altitude: 1,350 m/ 4,428 feet (Kathmandu)
Meal Included: Breakfast,
Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Soti Khola by drive.
Altitude: 700 m/ 2,296 ft. (Soti Khola)
Drive approx.: 7 hours by private Vehicle
Meal Included: Breakfast. Lunch & Dinner
Overnight in Tented camp.

Day 04: Trek to Machha Khola.
Altitude: 930 m/ 3.050 ft. (Machha Khola)
Walk approx. 6 hours.
Meal Included: Breakfast. Lunch & Dinner
Overnight in Tented camp.

Day 05: Trek to Jagat.
Altitude: 1,340 m/ 4,395 ft. (Jagat)
Walk approx. 6 hours
Meal Included: Breakfast. Lunch & Dinner
Overnight in Tented camp.

Day 06: Trek to Pewa.
Altitude: 1,625 m / 5,330 ft. (Pewa)
Walk approx. 6 hours.
Meal Included: Breakfast. Lunch & Dinner
Overnight in Tented camp.

Day 07: Trek to Namrung.
Altitude: 2, 630 m / 8,626 ft. (Namrung)
Walk approx. 6 hours.
Meal Included: Breakfast. Lunch & Dinner
Overnight in Tented camp.

Day 08: Trek to Lho-Gaon.
Altitude: 2, 957 m / 9,698 ft. (Lho Gaon)
Walk approx. 05 hours.
Meal Included: Breakfast. Lunch & Dinner
Overnight in Tented camp.

Day 09: Trek to Sama Gaon.
Altitude: 3,530 m / 11, 581 ft. (Sama Gaon)
Walk Approx. 05 hours.
Meal Included: Breakfast. Lunch & Dinner
Overnight in Tented camp.

Day 10: Acclimatization Day at Sama Gaon.
Altitude: 3,530 m /11,581 ft. (Sama Gaon)
Walk  approx. Day Hike either Manaslu Base camp, Birendra Tal or Pungyen Gompa.
Meal Included: Breakfast. Lunch & Dinner
Overnight in Tented camp. 

Day 11: Trek to Samdo.
Altitude: 3,865 m / 12,677 ft. (Samdo)
Walk approx. 5 hours.
Meal Included: Breakfast. Lunch & Dinner
Overnight in Tented camp.

Day 12: Trek to Dharmasala / Phedi.
Altitude: 4,460 m / 14,628 ft. (Dharmasala)
Walk approx. 4 hours. Meal Included: Breakfast. Lunch & Dinner
Overnight in Tented camp.

Day 13: Trek to Bhimthang via Larke-La Pass.
Altitude: 5,160 m / 16, 752 ft.(Larke-La) and 3,700 m / 12,201 ft.(Bhimthang)
Walk approx. 8 hours. Meal Included: Breakfast. Lunch & Dinner
Overnight in Tented camp.

Day 14: Trek to Tilje village.
Altitude: 2,300 m. / 7,544 ft. (Tilje)
Walk approx. 7 hours.
Meal Included: Breakfast. Lunch & Dinner
Overnight in Tented camp.

Day 15: Trek to Tal Besi village.
Altitude: 1,700 m. / 5,576 ft. (Tal)
Walk approx. 5 hours.
Meal Included: Breakfast. Lunch & Dinner
Overnight in Tented camp.

Day 16: From Tal to Kathmandu via Besisar town.
Altitude: 1,350 m. / 4,428 ft. (Kathmandu)
Drive approx. 8 hours on Private vehicle.
Meal Included: Breakfast & Lunch
Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 17:  International Departure Homeward Bound.
Meal Included: Breakfast.

Detailed Itinerary

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Altitude: 1,350 m/ 4,428 feet (Kathmandu)
Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.

On first arrival in Kathmandu at Nepal International Airport received by our staff and guide, with warm Nepali traditional welcome. After, getting organized and then a short transfer to your hotel in the heart of Kathmandu city.

At the hotel check into your lovely rooms with refreshing rest after a jet-leg. Then join in with other members of the group, for briefing at meeting halls or garden.

Our guide and leader will provide you with useful information regarding the trek, standard of lodge, foods and so on. If in doubt, can ask questions to make yourself at ease, after briefing enjoy the dinner in a typical Nepalese Restaurant.

Altitude: 1,350 m/ 4,428 feet (Kathmandu)
Meal Included: Breakfast, Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Moring after a hearty breakfast, as per the time informed by our guide and staff our tour guide will meet. A short drive and walk in the heart of Kathmandu city, where the famous old Durbar Square located. An ancient palace and courtyard of earlier kings from Malla to former Shah Period. Interesting areas adorned with temples and old palace, as well with resident of famous Living Goddess the Kumari. Includes a temple of Kasthamandap, where Kathmandu name derived from, meaning a temple built from the wood of a single tree.

The temples and monuments of Durbar Square, listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. After an interesting tour, a short drive leads west of the city to another famous landmark of Nepal. The Swayambhunath Stupa of Buddhist monuments, located on a hillock, one can enjoy views of Kathmandu city and the valley.

The Stupa one of the oldest in Nepal and probably in the world of more than 2,600 years of history. After an impressive morning tour back to hotel, rest of the day preparation for the wonderful Manaslu Circuit Camping Trek.

Altitude: 700 m/ 2,296 ft. (Soti Khola)
Drive approx.: 7 hours by private Vehicle
Meal Included: Breakfast. Lunch & Dinner
Overnight in Tented camp.

Depart for wonderful adventure Manaslu Circuit Trek on Budget, taking a local standard bus, or coach. For a long drive takes you beyond Kathmandu valley towards the Gorkha district. Located Nepal Mid-West around Gandaki Zone, a country of low and mid-hills, heavily cultivated farm areas. The drive follows Nepal’s main busy highway for some hours and then diverts heading north to Arughat town.

Arughat town is situated on low farm areas close to the raging Buri Gandaki River, from here another few hours of drive on the dirt country road to Soti-Khola for an overnight halt in a tented camp not far from the village.

Soti-Khola a small farming area slowly growing into a town, as the motorable road has been connected.

Altitude: 930 m/ 3.050 ft. (Machha Khola)
Walk approx. 6 hours. Meal Included: Breakfast. Lunch & Dinner
Overnight in Tented camp.

Start the first-day trek of the adventure, heading due north following the Buri Gandaki upstream. The morning walk leads to a short climb for a few hours past smaller farm villages then end the day at Machha Khola.

A moderate size farm village with a number of simple and basic lodges for an overnight stop. The name Machha Khola means a Fishing stream.

The camp is set before or after not far from the village.

Altitude: 1,340 m/ 4,395 ft. (Jagat)
Walk approx. 6 hours
Meal Included: Breakfast. Lunch & Dinner
Overnight in Tented camp.

From Machha Khola, after a pleasant overnight stop, the second-day walks lead to cooler hills. On leaving the low sub-tropical heavily farmed areas, the route follows slow ups and downs. Walking through a patch of forest reaching Tatopani, a place with a natural hot spring, enjoy the refreshing bathing as time permits.

Walk to Khola Besi and then to Dovan, a nice farm village for a short refreshing stop and continue the climb. As the day ends reach a nice moderate size hill village at Jagat for an overnight halt.

At Jagat, with time a short walk around to observe the local cultures, a blend of Hindu and Buddhism religions. The camp is set before or after not far from the village.

Altitude: 1,625 m / 5,330 ft. (Pewa)
Walk approx. 6 hours. Meal Included: Breakfast. Lunch & Dinner
Overnight in Tented camp.

After a pleasant time at Jagat, from here onwards starts the Restricted Area of Upper Manaslu. Where all foreign visitors need to obtain a special permit to enter Upper Manaslu till Dharapani villages if reached. The walk leads to climbing and then crossing a bridge to Nagjet and Philim villages, a lovely farm area.

As route leads past the neatly tended farm terraces reaching a cool shade of the forest on reaching Deng. From here onwards into strong Buddhism culture, as walk follows higher past the village of Deng. Slowly the long day trek comes to an end on reaching a small village of Pewa, for an overnight stop. The camp is set before or after not far from the village.

Altitude: 2, 630 m / 8,626 ft. (Namrung)
Walk approx. 6 hours. Meal Included: Breakfast. Lunch & Dinner
Overnight in Tented camp.

From the small village of Pewa, the climb leads to a forested ridge lined with tall rhododendron, pine, and fir trees. A slow and steady downhill to Bhi Bazaar, situated near the riverside, after a pleasant stop. The walk continues heading towards farm areas with nice cultivated terraces of millets and barley and then reaching Namrung. After checking into the best available lodge, enjoy the grand views of Mt. Manaslu North Face with an array of peaks. The camp is set before or after not far from the village.

Altitude: 2, 957 m / 9,698 ft. (Lho Gaon)
Walk approx. 05 hours.
Meal Included: Breakfast. Lunch & Dinner
Overnight in Tented camp.

Adventure today leads into the high Manaslu valley on entering one of the prettiest and charming village of Lo Gaon. Having goof breakfast, then setting off for the long enjoyable scenic trek to Lo-Gaon. As walk follows to a slow gradual climb, and within cool shade of forest lined with pine and rhododendron trees.

Trek heads high above the Buri Gandaki River, and then on winding up past few summer settlements of cattle herder. Then finally ending the enjoyable pleasant day walk on reaching at nice large village of Lo-Gaon.

Lo-Gaon is a beautiful village within the shadow of majestic Mt. Manaslu with a contrast of green forest and white snow peaks. Enjoy the picturesque scenery of wonderful landscapes and snow peaks.

Our tented camp is set before or after not far from the village.

Altitude: 3,530 m / 11, 581 ft. (Sama Gaon)
Walk Approx. 05 hours. Meal Included: Breakfast. Lunch & Dinner
Overnight in Tented camp.

Enjoy the morning picturesque scenery of wonderful landscapes and snow peaks, as the walk continues heading due west.

Adventure follows on gradual uphill trail around Upper Manaslu through a number of farm villages and Yak herder camps. An interesting walk on high Manaslu valley, enclosed by high rocky cliff and snow peaks.

The view of Mt. Manaslu and Sringi Himal remains constant for some hours as walk finally comes to an end on reaching at Sama-Gaon.

Our tented camp is set before or after not far from the village.

Sama-Gaon, the main village of high Manaslu valley as well one of the highlights of the adventure. Check into a nice lodge, with time to browse around the village and witness the local fascinating culture of Buddhism.

Altitude: 3,530 m /11,581 ft. (Sama Gaon)
Walk approx. Day Hike either Manaslu Base camp, Birendra Tal or Pungyen Gompa.
Meal Included: Breakfast. Lunch & Dinner
Overnight in Tented camp.

A free day as well to support acclimatization, a perfect height at 3,550 m for a local short hike. Several best places for interested and eager trekkers and adventurers, one can enjoy a day hike to Manaslu Base Camp.

A long full day walk of more than 6 hours both ways, the best hike is to Bhirendra Tal. A glacial pond on route Manaslu base camp, a walk of a few hours uphill facing grand views of Mt. Manaslu.

One can enjoy the rest day with a leisure walk exploring the village and visiting the old Pungyen Gompa.

Altitude: 3,865 m / 12,677 ft. (Samdo)
Walk approx. 5 hours. Meal Included: Breakfast. Lunch & Dinner
Overnight in Tented camp.

Adventure gets more exciting on reaching the high scenic Manaslu valley, from Sama-Gaon walk get interesting. The route follows windswept terrain where tree lines disappear for high-altitude shrubs and bushes.

The valley gets narrow as the trek leads towards a mountainous country facing grand views of wonderful landscapes. A short half-day walk to Samdo but taking it slow due to the rise of altitude.

After a pleasant trek of some hours and then a short steep up to Samdo for lunch and overnight halt. Samdo is the last village before reaching the other side of Larke-La Pass to the Manang areas.

The village with more than forty houses with typical Tibetan style for more than two hundred inhabitants.

Our tented camp is set before or after not far from the village.

Rest of the afternoon explore this last village of Samdo located on route Larke-La Pass and to the Tibet border.

Altitude: 4,460 m / 14,628 ft. (Dharmasala)
Walk approx. 4 hours.
Meal Included: Breakfast. Lunch & Dinner
Overnight in Tented camp.

Walk today a short and pleasant day reaching the highest overnight stop.
The route leads to the end of Manaslu valley and the last of the Gorkha district at Dharmasala or Larke Phedi. The base of Larke-La pass from the Manaslu side of the valley, a place with few huts that serve as lodge and guest-house.

In high times, of trekking season this place is crowded with trekkers.
Where some groups have to spend on tented camps provided by the lodge owners. In the early days, it was known as Larke Bazaar, where the market was held with buyers and sellers. Merchants, and traders from across the country as far from Tibet and Manang region used to sell and exchange their products.

Our tented camp is set before or after not far from the village.

At Dharmasala arriving at lunchtime, and for an overnight stop. Rest of the afternoon relax and prepare for the adventure climb to Larke-La Pass.

Altitude: 5,160 m / 16, 752 ft.(Larke-La) and 3,700 m / 12,201 ft.(Bhimthang)
Walk approx. 8 hours. Meal Included: Breakfast. Lunch & Dinner
Overnight in Tented camp.

The last final highlight of the adventure, after an early breakfast, and carrying pack lunch for the long day’s walk. Start the climb before break of dawn, heading towards a high slope on rocky gravel path above the lodge of Dharmasala.

Climb contours on winding steep uphill path, after hours of strenuous walk reaching on top of Larke-La Pass. The top is adorned with prayer flags and a signpost with the name of Pass and heights.

Every hard effort rewards you with an astonishing panorama of Manaslu and Annapurna Himalayan peaks. Includes views of Himlung, Cheo Himal, and Kang Guru, as far as Ganesh Himal Far East direction.

After a tough climb, a long downhill takes you to the other side of Phedi at Bhimthang for an overnight stop. A long descent through moraine and Larcia glacier then reach Tambuche, the base of Larke-La Pass on Manang side.

From the bottom walk to Bhimthang overnight after a long, hard day, a lovely spot amidst green forest surroundings.
Our tented camp is set before or after not far from Bhimthang settlement.

Altitude: 2,300 m. / 7,544 ft. (Tilje)
Walk approx. 7 hours. Meal Included: Breakfast. Lunch & Dinner
Overnight in Tented camp.

Enjoy the last final trek of the Manaslu Circuit adventure, although a long walk to end the trek at Dharapani village. But an easy pleasant downhill trek compared to the previous tough day, start early having a good breakfast.

Walk heads towards a forested path with a few short ups and down to a small settlement of Gho. After a refreshing lunch stop, continue to walk into the cool shade of the dense forest to Tilje, a nice village above Masrsyangdi River. Stopping at Tilje for an overnight setting camp close to the village.

Altitude: 1,700 m. / 5,576 ft. (Tal)
Walk approx. 5 hours. Meal Included: Breakfast. Lunch & Dinner
Overnight in Tented camp.

From Tilje camp, the last day walk leads to short climb over a bridge.
Then reaching Dharapani village. Located on the famous and popular Annapurna and Manaslu Circuit route.

From Dharapani for possible lunch stop, walk leads following the Masrsyangdi River downstream. Walk leads to more down and on gradual easy trail with few short ups to Tal Besi, a nice village.

Overnight in tented camp for last night, Tal Besi is the end of Manang district, enjoy the party night among members and trekking staff.

Altitude: 1,350 m. / 4,428 ft. (Kathmandu)
Drive approx. 8 hours on Private vehicle.
Meal Included: Breakfast & Lunch
Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Final day around the Himalayan hills of Manaslu and Annapurna Himalayas, an exciting drive to Kathmandu. Having good breakfast, board on a local vehicle, depending upon the size of a group.

A long overland journey but interesting winding downhill to low warm farm areas of Lamjung district. As drive stops for short while at Besisar, the headquarters town of Lamjung. From Besisar on a good road, then joining on the main Pokhara and Kathmandu highway at Dumre town.

Drive more than four hours from Dumre town on winding uphill to the outskirt of Kathmandu valley. Finally drive ends on reaching your hotel, arriving by late afternoon or evening time. After a most mesmerizing adventure of a lifetime experience on Manaslu Circuit Camping Trek.

Meal Included: Breakfast Only.

Last day in Kathmandu and Nepal, after a great memorable adventure on Manaslu Circuit Camping Trek. Our staff transfer you to the international airport terminal, and then bidding farewell to the guide and staff. As you head for the smooth flight homeward bound.

Includes

  • Airport pick up, drop by private vehicles.
  • 03 night’s standard twin- sharing accommodation in a 3 star hotel in Kathmandu.
  • 13 Nights Twin sharing Tented Camp during trek.
  • Guided sightseeing tours with private vehicle in Kathmandu with Entrance fee.
  • Trekking equipment (Kitchen tent , table with chairs and sleeping tent and other necessary equipment’s for camp.
  • Luxury transport services such as 4WD Jeep. Kathmandu –Soti Khola & Dharapani – Kathmandu.
  • Three daily meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek. Prepared by our export camping cook.
  • MACP & ACAP permits & Manaslu special permit as well.
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly license holder guide. Porters & Kitchen Crew and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment and accident insurance for all staff.
  • Welcoming Dinner in a traditional Nepali restaurant with culture performance.
  • Four seasonal sleeping bag. (if necessary)
  • Company Duffle Bag, T- shirt.
  • A self-sufficient medical first aid Kit containing vital medications.
  • Company branded 01 water bottle.

Excludes

  • All kind of beverage.
  • Dinner and Lunch in Kathmandu.
  • Personal travel and health insurance, insurance for helicopter evacuation.
  • Tipping to staffs.
  • Personal mountaineering gears
  • Optional trips if extended
  • International airfare.
  • Visa fee, you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu, about visa information visit here.
  • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out our control.

Major Information

Best Seasons:

The best seasons for Manaslu Circuit Camping Trekking, is in spring and  autumn, spring begins from March to May. Autumn starts from September to November, the spring season with longer days due to much sunlight hours.

Days are mostly bright with sunshine for clear views and pleasant walking can get cloudy in the late afternoon. Chances of light rains and snowfall around higher elevations sometimes, the temperature drops in the early morning and night times.

During springtime, the hills are bright with wild flowers in bloom especially the rhododendron, the national flower of Nepal.

The next best season is autumn from September to November, days are much clear for views and walks. But days are much short due to sunlight hours, pleasant and peak times for trekking around the Himalayas.

Much colder morning and late afternoon till night time, chances of snowfall on higher elevation sometimes.

Culture, Religion & History:

The lower warm areas of the Gorkha district where Manaslu high valley is located, are of mixed tribes of hill people. Gurung, Magar, Hindu Bharamins, Chettries, and Newars with some Bhot migrated from high Manaslu and Tsum areas.

The culture and religions are mixed with Hinduism and Buddhism around low land to mid-hills till Jagat and Philim villages.

But from Jagat village onwards the native of higher Manaslu valley till Dharapani in Manang are interwoven to strong Buddhism religion. Follows the ancient heritage and culture similar to its Tibetan predecessor, as the border to Tibet is at a mere distance.

The people of higher Manaslu are known as the Bhotia people, which means descendent from Tibet. Most villages around higher Manaslu from Namrung onwards have a monastery, with many rows of prayer walls and spinning wheels.

The Manaslu region, where the ancient Trans Himalaya Salt Trade Route passed to and from Nepal / Tibet. Yaks and pack animals laden with goods from the good side of the country.

The base of Larke-La pass at present known as Dharmasala or Phedi in the early days was called Larke Bazaar. Where traders, merchants from Tibet, Gorkha, and Manaslu as far from Manang use to visit on the market day.

The Manaslu name comes from the Sanskrit word meaning Soul or mind of the god or holy spirits. For Manaslu natives calls Kutang means land that has been blessed, to raise livestock and a good farm field.

Mt. Manaslu stands as the world’s 8th highest peak at 8,163 m and 26, 781 feet, the first ascent by Japanese Expeditions. Which was conquered on May 9th, 1956 with the support of Nepalese guide Gyalzen Norbu Sherpa.

Since then it remained closed for outside visitors and flung its door open from 1992 onwards. Trekkers can enter and enjoy the walk around Manaslu, on obtaining a special permit, as Manaslu is a restricted region. 

Due to its close border with Tibet / China, as well as to control the main flow of trekkers. As well to retain and preserve the country’s pristine environment, the area is under the protection of the Manaslu Conservation Area Project.

How is Food in Manaslu Circuit Camping Trekking?

During camping trips, the cooking responsibilities are typically handled by the trekking crew, such as the kitchen staff or cook. The type of food available will vary based on the route and location of your trek. Generally, you can expect a combination of local and Western-style dishes, along with snacks and hot beverages.

While camping meals may be basic, they are still tasty and nutritious. Common dishes include dal bhat, noodles, pasta, rice, soups, curries, and vegetables, often prepared using locally sourced ingredients such as fresh produce and meat. However, the availability of goods may vary based on the location.

If you have any dietary preferences or requirements, be sure to inform your trekking company in advance. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options are often available, but it’s important to confirm with your trekking company.

Overall, while the food on camping trips may not be as diverse as that served in tea houses, it is still delicious and healthy. Plus, enjoying a meal in the midst of nature while being served by a skilled trekking crew can be a memorable and delightful aspect of your trekking experience.

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  1. MANASLU CIRCUIT CAMPING TREKKING
    (5 years ago)
    Great adventure with Manaslu Circuit Trek I was impressed with its excellent management and service. Including its cheerful friendly guides, I will cherish the memory of Nepal and thanks for perfect and enjoyable time in Nepal. What an amazing trip I had with excellent service of MCT an enjoyable adventure with informative guide and caring. Thank you all for making my trip so enjoyable.
    John Wesley Peck Denver
    from United States (US)
  2. Great time thanks to MCT
    (5 years ago)
    Most enjoyable with a great walk had a great time thanks to MCT for excellent services in tented camping. Making the whole journey so wonderful, the food and the camping staff was beyond my expectations too good to describe. This was my 3rd trip in Nepal but I never enjoyed so much as I did with Manaslu Circuit Trek's incredible services with its cheerful guides and staff.
    Brian West Belfast
    from Ireland
  3. CAMPING TREK IN MANASLU CIRCUIT
    (6 years ago)
    Highly recommended I did the Manaslu Circuit Camping trek. The preparation and communication for that has been great all the time. My trekking Guide Gorakh is an excellent and knowledgeable person,i couldn't have hoped for a better one! I felt like i was in good hands throughout the trekking and he took care of my dietary needs.Thank you so much! Next time i will do the Everest base Camp.with MCT.
    MANASLU CIRCUIT CAMPING TREKKING
    from Ireland
  4. MANASLU CIRCUIT CAMPING TREKKING
    (7 years ago)
    Awesome trekking to Manaslu Circuit with well-managed company MCT, I would certainly like to recommend to others for safe and memorable holidays in Nepal. Wonderful and best time I ever had trekking around Manaslu, what a great combination of good guides, amazing views and tasty foods on the trip certainly a journey I would cherish for a lifetime.
    Ms Hazel Cunningham
    from United Kingdom (UK)

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