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Manaslu Circuit Trekking

Duration : 15 Days | Travel style : Eco- Friendly , Active Adventures


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Group Discount

More Pax, more discount

Group Size Price Per Person
8+ US$ 1150
4-7 US$ 1300
2-3 US$ 1500
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Trip Highlights

  • Country


  • Duration

    15 Days

  • Max. Altitude

    17,110 ft/ 5,213 m.

  • Accommodation

    Hotel and Lodge

  • Grade


  • Best Season

    Mar to May - Sep to Dec

  • Group Size

    2- 10 Persons

  • Transportation

    Flight / Private Vehicle

Explore the hidden gem of Nepal dominated by Mansiri Himal Subrange. The unexplored region filled with jaw dropping views with the influence of Tibetan culture, old Chorten & Mani walls standing still representing the faith in Buddhism. The untold stories, elusive wild life and many more.

Manaslu is the eighth highest mountain in the world with an altitude of 8163m in central-western Nepal. This area is known as the Manaslu region. Other major peaks in the region are Himalchuri (7893m), Nadhichuri (7871m), Shringi (7178m) and various other snow giants.

The adventure in the road less travelled along the landscape over 4000m altitude at the Himalayas of Nepal located in wilderness of Manaslu region. Manaslu is his eighth highest mountain in the world with an altitude of 8163 m, located in the central-western part of Nepal. The area is known as the Manaslu region. Other major mountains in the region are Himalchuri (7893m), Nadichuri (7871m), Shringi (7178m) and various other snow giants. The area is blessed with a variety of dense forests and wildlife. Red panda, snow leopard, black bear, musk deer, blue sheep, Himalayan tahr, rhododendron forest

Details for Manaslu base camp trek

Mansiri himal’s sub range highlights the entire trail. Mules and horses are the only modes of transport in the higher zones and their bells will follow you through the entire trail. Yaks and horses, mules are common livestock of the people living in this areas. The unexpected places that are found in Manaslu region are the beauty of this place.

The trails are rocky, rugged but not too steep. The highest point is Larkya La pass (5106m) which is one of the longest passes in the Himalaya of Nepal. The roads are not that tough but a strong mentality and commitment is required in order to complete the trek. Ensuring the proper acclimatization days and slow walking the trails helps to avoid altitude sickness. From the top of Larkya La offers stunning panoramic views of Manaslu, Himalchuli and many others. The hike on terrains requires normal attention and caution.

The hills are mainly composed of Gurung and Magar communities who have a legacy of serving in the British Gorkha army. The high mountains are inhabited by the Tibetan Buddhist community. Along the mountains there are many scattered centuries old monasteries and their arts. Their rich art which includes monasteries, stupas, chorten, maniwalls and prayer wheels which are standing still, which reflect their faith in Buddhism. The culture and tradition has been passed through generation and generation for centuries.

We are pretty sure you will be fascinated by Day 1. So what are you waiting for book a flight, strap your hiking boots because we are going out in wilderness which is very attractive. The best season for this trek is usually March to May and October to early December. Following through astonishing views of mountain, accompanied by out well experienced Guides and responsible porters you will definitely be able to complete this trek. However, it is long and mentally challenging sometimes. The trails are uphill but some places have high descending rate so it is recommended to carry some personal knee support.

Highlights of the Manaslu Trek

  • Dreamy views of landscape, natural beauty of rivers and forests including wildlife and flowers.
  • Hospitable people with rich culture with Tibetan influences.
  • Larkya La pass (5106m), few of the highest pass of the country.
  • Majestic views of few highest peaks of the world including Manaslu, Annapurna, Mansiri and others.
  • Wildlife like Himalayan Tahr, Himalayan Marmots awesome birds and if lucky beautiful fluffy creature Snow Leopard
  • Magnificent sunrise and sunset views.

Best seasons to go Manaslu

The best season to trek Manaslu region is during autumn season usually during times of September and November. The winter condition are filled with snow and during late December to February. The winter too have different charm of trekking in this region. If you are familiar with snow weather then this could be the best time too. Coming to spring the trails are filled with beautiful seasonal wild flowers from shrubs to trees. The permit cost is low during winter and summer so this is the best time to trek. Lastly it is not recommended to trek during monsoon season. Trekking during monsoon season has different charm in the region but due to hassle in transportation and other mishaps we do not recommend and trekkers to trek in Manaslu region.

Manaslu Trek Permits

You will be needing few permits in order to trek in the Manaslu region. You will be needing permits like Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP), Manaslu Restricted Area Permit (MRAP), Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS). TIMS card will cost you like US $10 whereas ACAP permit will cost you US $30. The cost of MCAP cost you US $30 and MRAP will cost you: US $100 for 15 days and additional US $15 for each day in the months of September and November. US $ 75 for 15 days and additional US $10 for each day in the months of December to August.

Actually the accommodation charge that we pay for night is also given to local community for the betterment of the trails and is not kept by hotel, not even a percent.

Guides and potters

Our team of experienced guides and porters who are good communicators, engaging and don't play preferences. They all have the ability to deal with crises and difficult situations. We also provide responsible porters who keep all your belongings safe. Depending on the size of your group, we will provide you with the right number of guides who encourage you. They pay close attention to you and respect your strengths while being aware of your freedom and space. Finally, we provide you with the experienced and wonderful staff you need for your trip to meet all your needs. A porter can only carry 15-20kg, so it is recommended to pack lightly.


The teahouses/guesthouses are clean and comfortable. The accommodation in the mountains are not modern luxury but it’s comfortable. Only few accommodation have attached baths so many days you have to share the bathroom with other fellow trekkers.

However, we put our maximum effort and years of contact with people in that region to ensure you will get the best when travelling with us. The accommodation available in mountains are basic so having high expectation can hurt your feeling.


They do have menu offering variety of cuisine from Continental, Asian and others but the taste and quality may differ. Dal Bhat tends to be the good food packed with all nutrients like carb, protein minerals etc. Dal Bhat is usually a rice and lentils with greens and meat. However, we assure you we provide you with alpine dishes that meet the needs of human body and provides nutrients and energy in order to reach the destination safely.

Fitness requirement for Manaslu Trek

You need be fit but not super fit. The trail is not that demanding physically but sometimes it’s mentally challenging as you have to trek for days. The trek usually consist of week-long mountain sunshine and similar foods. You have to walk many hours for numerous days. However, general cardio or practice of some physical activity like running, swimming is recommended before the trek. 

Some days you just want to get back to home and you might feel that you want to return back but if you control those emotion then you will definitely love trekking experience. Most of all stay hydrated. Lastly, despite of what once you reach your destination you will definitely feel it was all worth it.

A day in a trek in Manaslu Trek

The day starts with a magnificent sunrise view from the place you stay. You will then fresh up grab some breakfast and get ready to move up towards mountains. Breakfast will be choice of egg, bread toast, cereals or typical Nepali community breakfast followed by tea and other hot beverages.

You then will hike towards next destination crossing numerous suspension bridge, waterfalls checking out the scene. Remember to stay hydrated. Leaving way for horses and mules following their bells, playing with some puppy and checking out different animals you then will stop at one of the resting point for lunch. You can have the choice of food in some place and some place you cannot. Getting along with kids or playing some local board games your food will be ready.

After having satisfying meal at one of the spots and resting for a while you then will start to move to your destination. On the way you will come across many cool place in order to rest and munch on snacks you carry. Hiking through woods, rugged terrain and getting glimpse of remote Nepal and life style of locals you then will reach you home for a night. Home in the trails are the place you stay overnight. Their distinctive culture and tradition, life style will definitely provide you mixed feeling and wonder how they are regulating their daily life.

Later reaching your accommodation you can play board games, chill around, have some snacks, click some pictures, add contents in your socials and get ready for dinner. You can try some home brewed alcoholic beverages made out of locally available fruits too. Dinner is served and get ready to rest and prepare yourself for the next day filled with adventure and hours of walk. During trekking you will live your life on moments that’s why trekking is something that one must do once in a while.

ALTITUDE CHARTmanaslu circuit trek elevation chart


You can always customize this itinerary as per your preference.



Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel [1,300m]
You will be welcomed by our staff standing with your name-card in the airport arrival terminal and transferred to your hotel by the private vehicle. Small meeting about the trip in the evening.

Hotel on BB | Private Vehicle



Drive to Machha Khola (900m) - 8/9 Hrs, (130 KM.)
Today, Global Holidays adventure trekking guide will come to your Hotel early in the morning at 7.00 am to pick you up, from there we have an 9 hour driving journey to Machha Khola by 4WD Jeep. From Kathmandu to Dhading Bensi for 3.30 hours is comfortable drive but from there to machha Khola for another 4 hours we will be driving on dirt road.

Overnight at Guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)



Trek to Jagat (1340m) - 5/6 Hrs walking.
Today our journey starts after breakfast along the river, by tobacco and buckwheat fields, past rocks washed smooth by the river, often climbing up stone steps, to reach the hot springs in the centre of the small, terraced village of Tatopani (hot spring). A gentle climb through the forest and spectacular waterfalls, across suspension bridge and through a short section of forest path and we reach Dobhan and climb high on stone steps below Jagat, the entrance to the Manaslu park.

Overnight at Guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)



Trek from Jagat to Pewa Village (1800m)- 5/6 hours walking.
After breakfast first you will cross the suspension bridge and passes a couple of beautiful waterfalls with the view of Shringi Himal Range. The trail descends towards the village of Sirdibas (1420m.) with the view of the greenforest, rhododendron trees on the trail, you will reach Pewa overall.
Overnight at Guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)



Trek from Pewa to Ghap (2100 M.) - 7 hours walking. 
The trail steep climb up from Pewa. On the way you will cross several beautiful Chorten and welcome you to Deng (1860m). From there you walk on the rocky trails and follow the the  Gandaki River to reach Ghap. 

The trail goes through the valley across the bridge switchback steeply up to the small village of Deng (1860 m), views of Kutang Himal and start to see mani stones, sign of the tiny Tibetan footholds mark in the high Himalayas. We ahead twice cross the large Buri Gandaki, many up and down as we walk through the gorge, all the time enjoying spectacular views.

Overnight at Guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)



Trek to Lho (3200meters) 6 Hrs walking.
Today is a wonderful trekking day; through dense forest crossing Budhi Gandaki wooden bridge, ascent gently up to Tibetan-run lodge Namrung, views of mountains. Then the trail goes to extensive pastures land to the ancient Lihi village and flowing down the Lidanda Glaciers reach the picturesque Tibetan village of Sho at 3000. On the way to Lho, the spectacular views of Ngadi Chuli and Manaslu itself; is quite an impressive afternoon. We set up camp in Lho, sprawling village decorated with many prayer flags, in the yard of a small lodge and Gomba. Sunset and sunrise from the campsite are wonderful.

Overnight at Guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)



Trek to Samagompa (3500m) 6Hrs walking.
After breakfast the trail leads us from new Gomba and then ascends to the idyllic Tibetan settlement of Shayla with amazing mountain panoramas. Then the trek goes through the classic alpine which leads us to Pung Gyan Gomba, through the fields to the 500 years old settlement Sama Gaon, or Ro and unique architecture wooden two Gombas also same time. Dzongka Dzong (fortress) at the border of Tibet, a few days walk from Sama Gaon, as late as the 1940's until it was taken over by Gorkhas in the late 19th century. Later, made shelter by Tibetan guerrillas, it was closed for the treks until 1992. Take the afternoon to hike up to the old Gomba settlement above town, and to wander the streets of the fascinating Sama Gaon village.

Overnight at Guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)



Acclimatization Day in Sama Gaon and visit Birendra Tal and explore Manaslu Base Camp (4,500 m).
To adjust the higher elevation, we will acclimatize here in Sama Gaon. We will stay overnight in same place and during the day we will explore Birendra Tal(Lake) and Manaslu base camp (4500) area and evening short exploration of Sama Gaon. 

Overnight at Guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)



Trek to Samdo (3850m) - 5 Hrs walking.
Another day of incredible mountain views, past the long mani walls and Chorten at Kermo Kharka then descend to the Bhudi Gandaki and old herding settlement of Samdo, where inhabitants are Tibetan, and were ceded the land by the king of Jumla over 500 years ago. This was trading point of China and India a long time ago. Get out and take a walk around the village, where the inhabitants live an essentially Tibetan lifestyle, herding their yaks, sheep and goats, training their horses and planting barley.

Overnight at Guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)



Acclimatization and exploration day.
We have a rest day in Samdo to explore the village and Gombas; a little piece of old Tibet. This is also an extra day in case anyone is having trouble acclimatizing...A great excursion is a hike towards Manalsu Base Camp where we'll have stunning views of the lake, glacier and valley. Another option is a hike up to Pung Gyen Gompa, at 3870 meters, explore around unique natural beauty.

Overnight at Guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)



Trek to Dharamsala High Camp (Larkya Phedi)(4460m), 6 Hrs walking.
The trail leads us to the old trade route towards Tibet, cross a bridge, and climb through the trade markets of Larkya bazaar. After about three hours of climbing past glaciers, with increasingly overwhelming panoramas, we come to the campsite at Dharamsala, the high camp for the Larkya La pass, where we have lunch surrounded breathtaking mountains scenery and blue sheep territory, grazing nearby on the barren hill-sides. You'll really feel the altitude and the cold here, so enjoy a more leisurely afternoon and keep yourself warm. We'll have an early dinner in preparation for our pass crossing tomorrow.

Overnight at Guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)



Cross Larkya La (5215meters) and trek to Bimtang (3590m) - 7/8 Hrs walking.
After very morning breakfast, the trail goes to North side of the Larkya Glaciers where we have views of Cho Danda and then of Larkya Peak. Then walking about four hours we will get on the top of the Larkya La (4930m), view of wonderful panoramic mountains; Himlung Himal (7126meter), Cheo Himal (6820meters), Gyagi Kung, Kang Kuru (6981meters) and the Annapurna II (7937meters) equally stunning from both sides. The descent is steep, through moraines, towards Bimtang.

Overnight at Guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)



Trek from Bimthang to Dharapani (1860m) - 6/7 Hours. 
The trail descent through the lush forest, and you will arrive Dhaparani. On this last day in the Manaslu region, you will walk across Dudh Khola, to reach Dharapani.

Overnight at Guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)



Drive from Dharapani to Kathmandu- 9 hours by 4WD jeep.
You will drive from Dharapani to Kathmandu. The drive takes 9 hours to reach Kathmandu.

Overnight at Hotel (Breakfast and Lunch)



Transfer to airport, departure to your own destination.
The trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal.

Cost Details

"So What you are paying For?"

We would like to explain to you. We are a local company providing world-wide travelers with internationally qualified services. We provide you with the lowest cost possible for fully inclusive trips that have no hidden fees. We guarantee your safety, satisfaction, and long-lasting memories of your experience.

Cost Include
  • International & domestic airport transfers as per the itinerary.
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis on BB plan.
  • Kathmandu- Machha Khola /Dharapani - Kathmandu ground transportation by private vehicle.
  • 3 meals a day during the trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) as mention in itinerary.
  • Accommodation while trekking in twin sharing basis in guesthouses.
  • Annapurna conservation area permit and TIMS card.
  • Manaslu Conservation Area resticated area permit.
  • Professional government lisence holder English speaking trekking guide.
  • The required number of porters to carry the luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests).
  • Sleeping bag and duffel bag during the trek. (Refundable after finish trekking)
  • A comprehensive medical kit.
  • All government and local taxes.
Cost Exclude
  • International air fare to/ from Nepal.
  • Entry Visa fees.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu. 
  • Insurance which covers, medical, emergency evacuation, lost, etc.
  • Beverages, alcoholic drinks, mineral water, boiled water during the trekking.
  • Hot shower during the trekking.
  • All food and beverages other than on the itinerary. 
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Personal gear and expenses.
  • Tips and gratitude provided to staff.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

It takes more or Less 2 weeks to complete the Manaslu circuit trek from Kathmandu. If your itinerary combine with Tsum valley, you need 3 weeks but if you visit only Tsum valley 2 weeks is enough.

Since Manaslu area is restricted trekking route, Travellers should have government license holder guide and should have rusticated area permit from Immigration office which is issued only registered trekking company of Nepal.

For manaslu circuit trekking you need Manaslu conservation area permit, Annapurna conservation area permit and Manaslu special permit. But is you are combining Tsum valley then you need Tsum valley Special permits as well.

District/ Area Entry Permit fees When and where to got it
Manaslu Special Permits

From September to November US$ 70 per person per week and US$ 10 per day for each additional day

From December to August US$ 50 per person per week and US$7 per day for each additional day

To obtained before the trek at the immigation office through a registered trekking company.
TSUM Vally

September to November US$35 for first 8 days, December to August US$25 for first 8 days. Days in Tsum don’t count against your Manaslu permit. But double check at the time you go!


To obtained before the trek at the immigation office through a registered trekking company.
Annapurna Conservation area

Foreign nationalities : NPR 2000 +13 % VAT = NPR 2260

SAARC Nationalities = NPR 200 + 13% VAT = NPR 226

To obtained before the trek at the NTB office through a registered trekking company.
Manaslu Conservation area

Foreign nationalities : NPR 2000 +13 % VAT = NPR 2260

SAARC Nationalities = NPR 200 + 13% VAT = NPR 226

To obtained before the trek at the NTB office through a registered trekking company.


What is the Visa procedure and Visa cost? Should we apply for the visa from our home country or will get it in Nepalese Airport? What essential documents should I bring with me?

We experiences major four season in Nepal throughout the year. They are summer (JUNE – AUGUST), Winter (DECEMBER – FEBRUARY), spring (MARCH TO MAY), and autumn (SEPTEMBER – November). Choosing a best season for your holiday offers you more glimpse and pleasure. The best season for Manaslu circuit trekking is during spring (March – April) and autumn (September - November). Spring offers the blooming Rhododendron as the trail is more attractive where all the trails turns into red pink and white flowers. However in autumn the skies are clear and snowcapped mountain views are amazing.

Yes, a part from Gumpa Lungdang and Dharmasala you will have electricity all the places where you can charge your batteries. You will be charge more or less 2 to 3 Dollar to full your batteries.

Normally you have to walk 6/7 hrs (more or Less 15 KM) per day. When you cross over 3000 meter altitude the trail will shorter (more or less 10/12 Km ) per day.

While trekking above 3000 meter altitude, some people might suffer from altitude sickness. Normally altitude sickness occurs when your body do not adjust in high elevation where the oxygen level is very low. Symptoms of altitude sickness includes headache, vomiting, loss of sleep etc. If you get such Symptoms then you have immediately consult with your guide. Guides are well trained and experiences for altitude trekking and sickness problems.
Drink lots of waters as you can, eat your foods full each time, do not drink alcoholic beverages, can avoid the chances of sickness in Himalayas. Even though, if you feel such sickness you can use medicine like Diamox which can avoid sickness and help to go high elevation. The nest important things is when you are going up don’t skip acclimatization because slowly and proper acclimatization adjust your body in high altitude.

A rest day for going high altitude where we do day hike to adopt the altitude in Himalaya. This is good practices to reach the final destination and explore more side trip details.

Manaslu Trekking is suitable for all kind of people who are moderately fit, not any previous adventure experience is required. Some physical fitness activities such as running, swimming and walking are recommended before your Manaslu trek. Persons suffering from a pre-existing medical flaws must seek medical advice before considering the trek.

We need transportation for Kathmandu to Machha Khola and Dharapani to Kathmandu. We have two choice either public bus or private jeep. If you’re going to by local bus then you have to prepare to fit in a small seat with sharing space to other people. Bus to Arughat leave early morning around 7:AM and 8 Am in the morning, so you have to plan to reach bus station at least before 30 minutes. The first half of 90 Km is black- top road so it is comfortable but after this would be challenging ride, with dust, muddy and very narrow road. I suggest keep mask, sunglass and scarf and a bottle of water with you.

By jeep:- Private jeeps might a option for those who want to go Arughat comfortably. Also jeep riding is faster than bus to reach the destination and jeeps allows you to stop anywhere for lunch, snacks, viewpoints along the way.

Since 2010 teahouse are available in Manaslu trekking. They provides simple rooms with 2 beds and common bathrooms for the trekkers. So you should not carry your tent and mattress. Something blankets in houses are not cleaned so we recommended to bring your own sleeping bag, if not tell us before departure we will arrange a good sleeping bag for you.

All types of Hotels from a budget to Luxurious including five star services are available in Kathmandu. Normally, Global Holidays Adventure offers three hotel services in our outline itinerary. We can also accommodate according to your choice.

Normally there are hot water shower services in various teahouses and lodges. In the absence of such facility, the teahouse/lodges will provide you hot water bucket. The payment for the shower has to be made by yourself and the cost varies with the places.

Whilst on the trek, our porters who are honest and experienced, will take care of your luggage. All you need to carry is your small day bag for your personal belongings like camera, water bottle, sun cream, money etc. Normally, we assign one porters to carry the luggage of two trekkers.

Most of Teahouse cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian fare Pasta, Tuna Bakes, Noodles, Potatoes, Eggs, Dal-bhat, Bread, Soups, Fresh Vegetable ( variety depends on the season) and even some desserts like Apple Pies, Pancakes and some interesting attempts at Custard. You will find a lot of garlic items on the menu, eat some every day because it assists with acclimatization. In many larger villages you may find some meat on the menu. You can always get hot chocolate, tea, coffee, hot lemon as well as soft drinks. Each day dinner and breakfast are used to take in the same lodge you spend the night. Lunch will be taken on the way to destination.

Yes, Global Holidays Adventure representative will be there to greet you outside of Terminal Hall. He will be displaying Global Holidays Adventure name card with your name on it. After that you will be transferred to pre-chosen Hotel.

There are telephone services in most of the hotels/lodges from where you can make international calls. There are mobile network services available in most of the places. Above that, Global Holidays Adventure offers satellite phone services in every trekking packages.

In most places bottled water is readily available. If you wish to drink normal water, you need to use purifying aid, better if you have some for yourself.

In case you suffer from altitude sickness or any other problems, we will offer you the doctor’s prescribed medicines according to the type of problem facing you. We will descend you and incase of extreme cases, you will get rescued by the helicopter.

Yes, all the staffs of Global Holidays Adventure including guides and porters are insured to recover any kinds of casualties.

Additional Information

Manaslu Trekking Permit

To obtain the Manaslu restricted area permit you need to have at least two members in your group and apply from fully registered and renewed trekking. That mean single and individual permit won’t be allowed from the immigration. If you are single, let us know, we can provide permits by joining you with other travelers group. We need your original passport copy to obtain the restricted area permits. 

1. Manaslu Restricted Area Permit: Foreigners trekking to Manaslu region need to obtain a special restricted area trekking permit. This trekking permit require from Jagat until you cross the Sama Gaun. The price of the permit is depending on the Number of days you travel in between and month of your travel.

  • September to November: USD 100 per person per for the first 7 days and in addition USD 15 each day per person for the 8 days onward.

  • December to August: USD 75 per person per for the first 7 days and in addition USD 10 each day per person for the 8 days onward.

2. Manaslu Conservation Area Permit (MCAP): This trekking permit is required from Philim where the Manaslu conservation area starts. The price is USD 30 throughout the year and there is no restriction for the number of days.

3. Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP): This trekking permit is required from Dharapani until you finished the trekking in Beshishar. The price is USD 30 throughout the year and there is no restriction for the number of days.

4. Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS): The price for the TIMS card willcost you USD 10 as it helps to track you guys incase of any emergency that may occur during the trek. 

Required Equipments

We Global Holidays Adventure give you a guideline to help what equipment are necessary for Manaslu Circuit Trek. Normally personal equipment and items are individual choice but the most important face that one should have enough gears to tackle the weather in Himalaya.

During the trek heavy items will be carried by our porters and the personal belongings which you need for daily or frequent purposes like money, water bottle, rain gear, camera, sun-cream and toilet paper etc are to be carried by yourself in the backpack. We will provide complimentary water proof duffel bag which you can use during the trek and it carried by porters. You can leave your non trekking items at the hotel or in our office and collect them after the trek.

Flowing gear list gives you some ideas that you can bring for the successful climbing.


  • 4 seasons sleeping bag (Optional/ we can provide if you need it but is to be returned after the trek)
  • Duffel or Rucksack or suitcase ( We will provide one complimentary GHD duffel bag gore you to Keep )
  • Daypack
  • Down Jacket ( Optional/we can provide if you need one but is to be returned after the trek. )


  • Shade hat or baseball cap-some people drape a bandana down the back of their head and then put a baseball cap on to hold it in place. 
  • Warm wool and synthetic hat that cover your ears.
  • Balaclava-lightweight, thinner variety.
  • Glacier glasses- 100% UV protection with side shields and a hard-sided storage case ( i.e Jumbo or Cube).
  • Headlamp- Black Diamond and Petzl both make several good ones. Make sure to bring extra batteries and that they will last in the colder temperatures.
  • Some people like ear-muffs; There are optional; a good hat balaclava, and hooded jacket should really be sufficient, but this is a personal choice for some people ( Optional).
  • A Neck Warmer is another piece of gear for extra warmth if you feel you will need it ( Optional).


  • 1 pair liner gloves, thins wool or synthetic, useful alone on mind days or as a layer inside other gloves/mitts for additional warmth.
  • 1 pair shell gloves or mitts; Gore-Tex is preferred for keeping hands dry.
  • 1 pair warm gloves ( heavier fleece or wool )
  • Instant hand warmers are always nice in a pinch, but really shouldn't be necessary on the trek. Bringing appropriate hand protection as recommended above, should be sufficient( Optional).


  • T-SHIRTS -2
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops.
  • Fleece jacket or pullover.
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper Jacket ( Optional)
  • Waterproof ( preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket.
  • 2 women sports bras, synthetic, no cotton.


  • 2 pairs nylon hiking shorts-quick drying type not cotton.
  • Underwear, stay away from cotton ( 4).
  • 2 pairs lightweight long underwear-capilene or ther synthetic.
  • 1 pair soft shell pants-synthetic, full zip from top and bottom preferable.
  • 2 pairs trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts.
  • 1 pair hard shell pants. Waterproof/breathable, Gore-Tex or equivalent is best. Should zip from top and bottom- this makes it easier to put on over boots without getting undressed should the weather change once you are underway for the day.
  • 1 pair cotton pants ( loose jeans/khakis ).
  • All clothing should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks or large puncture resident plastic bags.


  • 4 pairs of liner socks, synthetic or capilene.
  • 3 pairs heavy weight socks to be worn over liner socks.
  • 1 pairs light weight socks, a good option for the lower/warmer parts of the trail.
  • 1 pair light to medium weight water proof hiking/trekking boots.
  • 1 pair light trekking shoes or sneakers. Good for around the camp/lodges and in Kathmandu.
  • 1 pair hiking gaiters, good for keeping dust and rocks out of your shoes/boots as well as keep your feet dry as necessary ( Optional).
  • 1 pair sandals (Optional).


(Please note our guide will also carry the first aid kit bag during the trek. However we still recommend you to bring your personal first aid kit as well.)

  • Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches.
  • Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.
  • Immodium or Pepto bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea.
  • Diamox ( Commonly prescribed as acetazolamide) 125 or 250 mg tablets for altitude sickness. Please discuss with us before starting to take his medicine.
  • Water purification iodine tablets or polar-pure crystals.


  • Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies )
  • Airline ticket ( Please make a copy and leave on at our office in Kathmandu just in case if you need to change the date of you)
  • Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & Passport.
  • Sunscreen. SPF 40 is recommended and should be relatively new since it loses its effectiveness over time.
  • Pocket knife or small Swiss army type.
  • Toiletry kit, Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towels, soap, etc.


Also Check following list while packing it helps you to prepare everything properly.

  • Personal medical kit
  • Water purification tablets
  • Earplugs
  • Sewing-repair kit
  • Camera
  • Knife
  • Water bottles
  • Quick drying towel
  • Toothbrush/paste
  • Multi-purpose soap
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Sunscreen
  • Reading book
  • Note book and pen
  • Trek route map
  • Tissue / toilet roll
  • Anti-bacterial hand wash
  • Upper Mustang trek packing list for the female trekker make you clear about things that you need to take. Female need some extra female hygiene products on packing list but depending on the aspiration of the trekker and her preferences.
  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Sport bras
  • Lip balm
  • Secretary Pad

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