Manaslu Circuit Trek could do just Camping organize trip last three years ago but there is basic Teahouse entire trip now a days. Mostly, you will stay in Lodge and having food same place (Dhal Bhat=main Nepali food, Fried rice, Bread, Boiled and fried eggs, Potato, Noodles, porridge, tea coffee tec.) But if you visit Tsum Valley area, this is home stay trip (where you can have the food there at someone house and provide accommodation). If you have time, I would like recommend you Tsum Valley too; which is itself restricted area and open since 2008. This trip is combination of cultural and religious, which is a unique trip among numbers trekking trail of the Nepal.
This trip is combination of unique cultural and religious, which is a unique trip among numbers trekking trail of the Nepal.
First of all I would like to inform you, for the Manaslu Circuit Trek, you need minimum 2 people in a Group. And as this is a restricted area trip, you need 3 different permits:
[I] MCAP (Manaslu Conservation Area Project) Trekking,
[II] ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) permits,
[III] Manaslu Restricted Area Trekking Permit
While organizing those permits, the immigration office asking for your Nepal visa which must be validate entire trip and original passport with 5 copy of PP Size pictures each of you. To make those permits, it takes almost whole one day to make different office.
You can extend or make shorten the trip as you wish. We are happy to offer the services as have requested; whether it is a package or just the Guiding and porter service. I assume, you quite fit for this trek. Probably, you have some previous trekking experience in mountain. Even though, for none trekking experience trekkers also can do this trip due to starts from low elevation and goes gradually again the elevation. The mountain scenery is stunting and unique live hood of High Mountains are really interested. This trip will bond us with local people to seek their culture, tradition, belief have been centuries.
Regarding, porter; of course, if you are able to carry all your bags why you spend money for the porter. But you will find your trip huge difference using porters and not. Some time if while you carrying your bags by own, you may miss some exclusive picture shut or cannot fully enjoy such a beautiful nature. So, I also would like recommend you, if your budgets will able support, than it will be batter to hire a porter to fulfill you dream in real.
Manslu Circuit Trek can do from 14 days to above. But I would like to recommend you 16 days Trip for Manaslu Circuit or you able to add some days than you may visit Sacred Tsum Valley as well in 23 days trek. I think you do not have had enough time for Tsum Valley Part. Here is Trek Itinerary with different services and it cost below:
Recently Open Manaslu Circuit Tea House Trek Suggested Itinerary 16 Days : Arrive in Kathmandu
: Trekking preparation day, for the next day trekking starting. (Permit and paper work and Guide introduction).
Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat Bazaar (535m) -8 to 9 Hours stay overnight at Teahouse/ hotel
Day 02: Trek Arughat to Soti Khola (720m) -6 to 7 Hours stay overnight at Teahouse
Day 03: Trek Soti Khola to Machha Khola (930m) -6 to 7 Hours stay overnight at Teahouse
Day 04: Trek Machha Khola to Thulo Dhunga (1,250m) -6 to7 Hours stay overnight at Teahouse
Day 05: Trek Tholu Dhunga to Philim (1,570 m) -5 to 6 Hours stay at Teahouse (enter in Restricted Area Trekking at Jagat)
Day 06: Trek Philim to Pewa (1765m) - 8 to 9 Hours stay overnight at Teahouse or home stay
Day 07: Trek Pewa to Ghap (2165m) - 5 to 6 Hours stay overnight at Teahouse or home stay
Day 08: Trek Ghap to Lho (3180m) 5 to 6 Hours stay overnight at Teahouse or home stay
Day 09: Trek Lho to Sama Gaon (3525m) - 5 to 6 Hours stay overnight at Teahouse or home stay
Day 10: Explore day in Sama Gaon for acclimatization stay, may visit Manaslu Base Camp and come back same place. Overnight at Teahouse or home stay
Day 11: Trek Sama Gaun to Samdo (3850m) - 4 to 5 Hours stay overnight at Teahouse or home stay
Day 12: Trek Samdo to Dharamsala High Camp (Larkya Phedi) (4460m) - 5 to 6 Hours stay overnight at tented camp
Day 13: Trek Larkey Phadi to via Larkya La (4930m) to Bimtang (3590m) - 7 to 8 Hours stay overnight at Teahouse
Day 14: Trek Bimtang to Tilje (2300m) - 6 to 7 Hours stay overnight at Teahouse
Day 15: Trek Tilje to Chyamje (1430m) - 5 to 6 hours walk stay overnight at Teahouse stay overnight at Tea House (End Restricted Area and enter in Annapurna main Trekking Trail)
(Note: From where now days you may drive to Besisahar by jeep or keep on your trip through classical trekking trail.)
Day 16: Drive Chyamje to Besisahar (825m)-2to 3 hours and again Drive Besisahar to Kathmandu -5 to 6 hours (then your own destination or Visit somewhere as your interest).
Note: (if you wish to make any changes during the trek, you can discuss this with your guide. The itinerary is quite flexible.
Our Services: * Transportation entire trips (treks begin point Kathmandu to Arughat and end point to Kathmandu by local bus or Jeep. * Warm down Jacket and Sleeping Bag for the trek (if you needed) *English speaking friendly a Guide (government license holder), his/her food, accommodation, salary.
* Porters charge (accommodation, meals, and wages) (each porter between 2 people) *Fee for [I] MCAP (Manaslu Conservation Area Project) Trekking, [II] Manaslu Restricted Area permits [II] ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) * Medical Kit Bag for the trek. *All government and local taxes if necessary. *Full board meal (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) and each time Tea, coffee in a cup during trekking. *Tourist service charge, vat and Governments Tax as requirements *Official expanse. *Insurance of Guide.
Out of our services: *Cold drinks; cock, fanta, sprite and mine water, Phone calls, laundry, beer and bar bills. *Tips for Driver, guide and porters. *Travel and Rescue Insurance (compulsory). * Shopping, souvenirs or gift.
* Donation and Monastery entrance fee *Personal mountaineering gears. * Optional trips and sightseeing if extend. *International airfare and airport visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu for 60 days from date of issue. You will require 2 passport size photos.