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Manaslu, Annapurna Circuit and Upper Mustang Trekking – 33 Days

Trip Facts

Weather

Weather -15°C to 20°C View Weather Detail

Duration

Duration 33 Days

Difficulty

Difficulty Moderate

Accommodation

Accommodation Lodges/Hotels/Resorts

Meals Included

Meals Included Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Best Season

Best Season March, April, May, Sept, Oct, Nov

Transportation

Transportation Overland + Flight

Daily Activity

Daily Activity Approx. 5 - 6 hours

Religion

Religion Buddhism, Bon, Hinduism

Ethnic People

Ethnic People Tibetan, Gurung, Thakali

Geographic Terrain

Geographic Terrain Mountain, Forest, Hills

Region of Nepal

Region of Nepal Manaslu and Annapurna Region

Max. Altitude

Max. Altitude 5416m

The trip begins in Kathmandu as you drive west from the capital to Arughat. Following the Budhi Gandaki River north, the road trip continues to Soti Khola from where the trek officially begins. The trail takes you to Machha Khola and continues through several Magar villages before you stop at Deng. As you continue in the company of Nubri ethnic people, the trail will head west and take you to Namrung. Then, the next trek takes you to Sama Gaon, where you can rest for an extra day and explore. On this day, you can head to the Manaslu Base Camp and soak in the views of Mt. Manaslu (8163m). While exploring, you can also head to the Birendra Lake or Pung Gyen Gompa.

After completing the detour to the base camp, you head north towards Dharmashala. Further, the altitude increases to reach 5160 meters at the top of Larkya La Pass. The top grants surreal sights of the vistas in Manaslu, Annapurna, and Cheo Himal ranges. Then, the descent from the pass will take you to Bimthang. Finally, the trek heads to Dharapani and join Annapurna route.

Further, the walk continues north to settle at Pisang. You will leave trees line behind and walk through open wide area to reach Manang. It is a village with Manangi people and Tibetan heritage. As you spend a day in Manang, you can visit local attractions like Gangapurna Lake and Braga Gompa. Explore around the village before you head off towards Batase Danda. Then, the next part of the trek leads you to Yak Kharka.

You reach the base of the Thorung La Pass at Thorung Phedi. From here, you begin to ascend across stone trails to reach the top of the pass. The top offers a panorama of the Chulu, Annapurna, Muktinath, Nilgiri, and Dhaulagiri ranges. From the pass, you start the descent and reach Muktinath. The temple is devoted to Lord Vishnu and houses numerous artifacts and shrines. Then, you head to Kagbeni which is the gateway to Upper Mustang.

Following the views of the high Tibetan Plateau, you will explore the region of Upper Mustang. Crossing the tough and beautiful Lo La Pass (3950m), you will arrive in Lo Mangthang. Observe the traditional houses of Lo Mangthang village and explore the royal palace and the impressive caves, including Jhong caves. Visit the stunning monasteries that showcase the Tibetan culture. Passing through the quaint villages, you will return to Jomsom and then fly back to Pokhara. From the lake city of Pokhara, you will drive back to Kathmandu.

About Us

At Nepal Alternative Treks and Expedition, we put our efforts to create and operate a unique package combining three different popular trekking routes Manaslu, Annapurna Circuit and Upper Mustang  of Manaslu and Annapurna coservation area. We have a beautifully designed itinerary with an alternative route in Manaslu, Annapurna Circuit to avoid dusty gravel road as well as Upper Mustang. We have a great team of skilled guides and porters to assist travelers in knowing the route well. Thus, we provide our finest people and services to cater to your needs. Also, we allow you to change the itineraries as per your liking easily. We ensure that you enjoy the off-the-beaten-track, quieter natural trail, untouched villages by modernity, local culture and unwritten history. As this trek is being so much disturbed by road construction in both sides as well as Upper Mustang route, those trekkers who prefer to trek alternatively and to make something different and special, we have designed the itinerary for them carefully.

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Highlights

  • Amazing cultural riches of the Gurung and Nubri communities
  • Cross the majestic Larkya La Pass ( 5160m.)
  • Explore the manaslu base camp, Pung Gyen Gompa and many other locations
  • Cross the Thorung La Pass (5416m), one of the biggest passes in the world
  • Enjoy the panorama of the mountains in the Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Nilgiri ranges
  • Experience the Manangi and Thakali culture and traditions
  • Trek across the Annapurna Conservation Area and relish its biodiversity
  • Spiritual feeling as you explore ancient caves and monasteries.
  • Witness the breathtaking views of Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri, and many more.
  • Learn about the culture of the local people and their way of living life near the Nepal-Tibet border.
  • Get an insight into the prehistoric village of Lo Mangthang and visit the ancient palace.
  • The eye-catching view of landscapes and plateaus in the lap of the mighty Himalayas.
January
-15°C to 5°C
February
-10°C to 8°C
March
-5°C to 12°C
April
-0°C to 15°C
May
5°C to 18°C
June
5°C to 20°C
July
8°C to 20°C
August
8°C to 20°C
September
5°C to 18°C
October
0°C to 15°C
November
-5°C to 10°C
December
-10°C to 5°C

Day-to-day-Itinerary

Day 1

Drive to Machha Khola

Day 1 Facts

Trekking Time Average

180km Drive to Machhakhola
(Average 10 hours )

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Machhakhola

Altitude

(690m./2277ft.)

Your exciting journey starts with a drive along the Prithvi Highway from Kathmandu. A smooth drive on a black-topped road takes you to Dhading Bensi from where the road turns upward to Gola Bhanjyang and then slopes down to Ankhu Khola. At Arughat, you cross the Budhi Gandaki River and drive further to reach Sotikhola. We continue to drive two hours to reach Machhakhola. This Ten-hour long drive rewards you with scenic villages, rivers, terraced farms, and a good view of Mount Manaslu and Ganesh. Overnight stay at Machhakhola

Day 2

Trek to Jagat

Day 2 Facts

Trekking Time Average

22 km Hills trekking
(Average 07 hours )

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Jagat

Altitude

(1410m./3990ft.)

After breakfast, we prepare to trek to Jagat. First, we trek along the bank of Budhi Gandaki River and ascend through dense forests of Sal. The trail then takes us to Tatopani, which houses natural hot water springs. You can take a dip in the springs if you like. Then, we continue to trek on the banks of Budhi Gandaki again to reach Jagat. Overnight in Jagat.

Day 3

Trek to Deng

Day 3 Facts

Trekking Time Average

24 km Uphills trekking
(Average 07 hours )

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Deng

Altitude

(1960m./6430ft.)

After our permits are approved, we start the trek to Deng. We first trek through the dense tropical forest and continue to trek alongside the Budhi Gandaki river. The trail of this part is through the forests, which is shelter to much rare wildlife. We continue to trek through the forests of the Manaslu region and come across many different villages like Bhatti Khola and Philim. We then cross the bamboo forest over Budhi Gandaki to reach Deng. Overnight in Deng.

Day 4

Trek to Namrung

Day 4 Facts

Trekking Time Average

14 km Uphills trekking
(Average 05 hours )

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Namrung

Altitude

(2660m./7527ft.)

From Deng, we cross a suspension bridge and continue to trek through the uneven trails. The trail leads us to Bihi Phedi. We continue from there to reach Ghap. The trail from Ghap is dangerous as it is prone to dry landslides. After crossing the landslide zone, we go past several Magar villages to reach Namrung. Overnight in Namrung.

Day 5

Trek to Lho Gaon

Day 5 Facts

Trekking Time Average

12 km Uphills trekking
(Average 05 hours )

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Lho

Altitude

(3100m./10230ft.)

As we gain altitude, we start seeing a change in the vegetation and culture as well. We slowly enter the Tibetan cultured areas as we trek from Namrung. The trail takes us through the Mani walls and stone houses. On the way, we can also see the beautiful view of mountains like Mt Manaslu (8163m). After trekking for 4 hours, we finally reach Lho. Overnight in Lho.

Day 6

Trek to Sama Gaon

Day 6 Facts

Trekking Time Average

13 km Uphills trekking
(Average 05 hours )

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Sama Gaon

Altitude

(3530m./9989ft.)

After breakfast in Lho, we start our day with a trek towards Sama Gaon. We trek through beautiful pine and rhododendron forests. The breathtaking view of Mt. Manaslu (8163m) follows us

throughout the trail. The trek is challenging, and also we gain altitude today. We trek for about five hours to reach Sama Gaon. Overnight in Sama Gaon.

Day 7

Acclimatization day/ Exploring around

Day 7 Facts

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Sama Gaon

Trekking to the higher altitude may become dangerous if you do not take proper rest. So, we rest for a day today in Sama Gaon. After breakfast, we explore the village and interact with the villagers. We will then hike to Pung Gyan Gompa, where we can enjoy the beautiful view of the Manaslu and other mountains around it. In the evening, you can interact with the locals and try local foods. Overnight in Sama Gaon.

Day 8

Trek to Samdo

Day 8 Facts

Trekking Time Average

10 km Uphills trekking
(Average 04 hours )

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Samdo

Altitude

(3780m./12402ft.)

After a day of rest and breakfast in Sama Gaon, we start our trek. We first trek through the pine forest, which slowly starts getting sparser. The vegetation disappears, and the land becomes barren. We trek to a remote and isolated part of the trail with the beautiful Mt. Manaslu (8163m) still keeping us company. The trek is about 4 hours along the banks of the reduced Budhi Gandaki River.

Overnight in Samdo.

Day 9

Trek to Dharmashala

Day 9 Facts

Trekking Time Average

10 km Uphills trekking
(Average 04 hours )

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Samdo

Altitude

(4200m./13780ft.)

Today, you have the option to climb Samdo Ri ( 5000m./16500ft.) for the amazing view and sun rise or you continue head toward Dharmashala.

Trail we trek west along with the views of Naike and Pangbuche peaks. After breakfast in Samdo, we cross a suspension bridge and continue through the uneven and rocky trail. You get a beautiful view of mountains in Manaslu and Himal Chuli range on the route to Dharmashala. After five hours of trekking, we reach Dharmashala. Overnight in Dharmashala.

Day 10

Trek to Bimthang

Day 10 Facts

Trekking Time Average

18 km Uphills trekking
(Average 08 hours )

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Bimthang

Altitude

(4200m./7218ft.)

Today, we trek through one of the most challenging and exciting trails of the trek. We will trek through the barren and remote part of the Manaslu region. The trek provides us with the beautiful view of Mt. Manaslu (8163m), the eighth highest mountain in the world. The trail ascends to the top of the Larkya La Pass (5160m) across the rough and snowy trails. From the top, you can relish the views of Larkya, Mansiri, Cheo, and Himlung Himal range. Later, you descend from the pass with a panoramic view of the mountains and glaciers. Overnight in Bimthang

Day 11

Trek to Dharapani

Day 11 Facts

Trekking Time Average

15 km Uphills trekking
(Average 06 hours )

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Bimthang

Altitude

(1992m./6535ft.)

Today is the last day of our trek. After breakfast in Bimthang, we start our trek towards Dharapani. Today’s trek is more comfortable compared to the last few days. We will descend through the pine and rhododendron forests of the Manaslu region. On the way, the beautiful view of the snow- capped mountains follows us. Overnight in Dharapani.

Day 12

Trek to Chame

Day 12 Facts

Trekking Time Average

12 km Uphills trekking
(Average 05 hours )

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Chame

Altitude

( 2710m/8943ft.)

Leaving Dharapani, Following the pristine mountainous river takes you through lush forests towards Danaque. The trail continues going north towards Koto village, where you’ll enjoy your lunch. Afterward, you’ll continue walk upstream towards Chame village. Chame is the headquarters of Manang District, where you can enjoy the majestic sight of Lamjung Himal (6983m) in the distance. Overnight in Chame.

Day 13

Trek to Upper Pisang

Day 13 Facts

Trekking Time Average

12 km Uphills trekking
(Average 05 hours )

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Upper Pisang

Altitude

( 3400m./11220ft.)

Enjoy a delicious breakfast and then embark on the first day of the trek. Leaving Chame, you’ll begin trekking upstream along the Marsayangdi River towards Telekhu village. The trail starts to climb through lush forested ridges towards Bhratang. A short hike will bring you to Dhukur Pokhari from where you’ll begin climbing along the Marsayangdi River towards Lower Pisang village. A short climb above Lower Pisang will bring you to Upper Pisang village. Overnight in Upper Pisang.

Day 14

Trek to Manang

Day 14 Facts

Trekking Time Average

11 km Uphills trekking
(Average 04 hours )

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Upper Manang.

Altitude

( 3500m./11550ft.)

Enjoy breakfast at Upper Pisang while enjoying the beautiful view of Marsayangdi Valley. Leaving Upper Pisang, you’ll begin to cling uphill through Manang Sadak towards Ngawal village. You can enjoy your lunch and then explore the Tibetan styled settlements at Ngawal. From here, the trail continues through Ghyaru, Humde, and Braga villages towards Manang. Overnight in Manang.

Day 15

Acclimatization/Exploring around

Day 15 Facts

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Upper Manang.

Manang is a town in Manang District surrounded by Annapurna III (7555m) and Gangapurna (6454m). It is home to the ethnic tribes of Tibetan and Magar people. You can spend the day exploring the scenic town and nearby destinations. If you’re up for an adventurous hike, you can head to the Gangapurna Lake and Ice Lake located in the glaciated region amidst Annapurna massif and Chulu East Peak. Catch the beautiful panoramic sight of Annapurna and Gangapurna ranges on the way. Overnight in Manang.

Day 16

Trek to Tilicho base camp

Day 16 Facts

Trekking Time Average

13 km Uphills trekking
(Average 07 hours )

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Upper Tilicho Base Camp.

Altitude

(4,150 m./13645ft.)

The trek resumes after a hearty breakfast. From Manang, you head west towards Khangsar Khola. The trail gets steeper as you start gaining altitude. Once you cross the river, you reach Khangsar. Then, you ascend again to reach Shree Kharka. En route, you get to see the fantastic views of mountains like Annapurna and Gangapurna. From here onwards, the trail is easy, and you arrive at Tilicho Base Camp . Overnight at Tilicho Base Camp.

Day 17

Visit Tilicho Lake - Reverse to Base camp - Shree Kharka

Day 17 Facts

Trekking Time Average

06 km Lake visit
(Average 03 hours )

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Shree Kharka

Altitude

(4,060m./13398ft.)

You wake up to the picturesque views of Tilicho Peak and have your breakfast. You ascend to a steep slope and head to explore the Tilicho Lake. The trail continues along the pastureland, where you can see yaks and deer. After crossing the pastureland, you arrive at the breathtaking Tilicho lake with the Tilicho Peak in the backdrop. You return to the base camp after exploring the lake area and then descend to Shree Kharka for the overnight stay

Day 18

Trek to Yak Kharka

Day 18 Facts

Trekking Time Average

10 km Uphills trekking
(Average 05 hours )

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Yak Kharka

Altitude

(4,020 m./1366ft.)

After cleaning up and having breakfast, you descend back through the trail you took to ascend. As you descend, you arrive at Tare Gumba, an ancient monastery. You can do a quick tour of the place if you want. Then, you head towards Khangsar village, and from there, you head towards Thorong Khola Valley. You ascend to a plateau after crossing Thorong Khola, which then leads you to Yak Kharka. Overnight in Yak Kharka.

Day 19

Trek to Throng Phedi

Day 19 Facts

Trekking Time Average

06 km Uphills trekking
(Average 03 hours )

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Thorong Phedi

Altitude

(4450m./14685ft.)

Leaving Yak Kharka, you’ll begin climbing uphill through Chauri Ledar village and make way towards Thorong Phedi. The steep trail goes upstream along the Kone River and climbs through the rocky ridges towards Thorong Phedi. Enjoy the scenic sights of Annapurna massif and Thorong Peak (6144m) as you make your way towards Thorong Phedi . Spend the rest of the day acclimatizing for the upcoming climb of Thorong La Pass.

Day 20

Trek to Throng La Pass-Muktinath

Day 20 Facts

Trekking Time Average

18 km Uphills trekking
(Average 10 hours )

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Muktinath

Altitude

( 3800m./12540ft.)

Leaving Thorong Phedi, the trail begins to climb upstream along the Marsayangdi stream. You’ll encounter thick snows as you approach the top of the pass. Once at Thorong La Pass situated (5,416 m), you can enjoy the majestic view of the surrounding mountains in Annapurna and Gangapurna range along with the desert-like landscape of Mustang. Mountains as far as in Tibet will also be visible from the top. You’ll begin descending to the other side and climb down the rocky ridges to reach the monastic destination of Muktinath Temple. Overnight in Muktinath.

Day 21

Trek to Kagbeni

Day 21 Facts

Trekking Time Average

06 km Uphills trekking
(Average 03 hours )

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Kagbeni

Altitude

( 2713m./8952ft.)

The day begins with an exciting tour around Muktinath Temple. Located at an altitude of 3760 meters, Muktinath Temple is one of the most popular pilgrimages in South Asia. Leaving Muktinath, you’ll begin climbing downhill with the company of Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri peaks in the distance. You can enjoy your lunch upon reaching Kagbeni village. It is the gate of Upper Mustang. Overnight at Kagbeni.

Day 22

Trek to Chele

Day 22 Facts

Trekking Time Average

10 km Uphills trekking
(Average 05 hours )

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Chele

Altitude

(3050m./10004ft.)

After having breakfast at Kagbeni, you will start the trek towards Chele. The trail includes walking alongside the bank of Kaligandaki River as you follow the trail with some ups and downs. Continuing the 5-hour trek, you will approach old stupas and some caves. Then, you will ascend the cliff to reach Chele. Overnight stay at a lodge.

Day 23

Trek to Syangboche

Day 23 Facts

Trekking Time Average

11 km Uphills trekking
(Average 06 hours )

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Syangboche

Altitude

(3475m./11467ft.)

From Chele, you trek towards Syangboche. You will pass through some dry meadows and monasteries. En route, you can catch the sight of Yaks passing by. The trail is a bit tough as you encounter Taklam La Pass (3,624m) and Darjori La Pass (3735m). The 6-hour trek rewards you with astounding views of hills, plateaus, and the Himalayan ranges. Passing through few exciting caves, the trail descends into Samar village and declines further towards the other sharper route to reach Syangboche. Overnight stay at Syangboche.

Day 24

Trek to Ghami

Day 24 Facts

Trekking Time Average

14 km Uphills trekking
(Average 06 hours )

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Ghami

Altitude

(3520m./11616ft.)

You will trek towards Ghami today. The trail initially follows the inclination route towards the ridge of Syangboche by crossing the tough pass, Yamada La pass (3850m). The trail follows Chortens, some quaint villages, and barley fields. Following the forested trail, you will come across another pass Nyi La Pass (4010m). The trail starts to descend from here until you reach Ghami. Overnight stay at a lodge in Ghami

Day 25

Trek to Tsarang

Day 25 Facts

Trekking Time Average

14 km Uphills trekking
(Average 06 hours )

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Tsarang

Altitude

(3500m./11480ft.)

After breakfast, you will leave for another exciting village known as Tsarang. You will trek through the slippery pathways to cross the Ghami Khola via a suspension bridge. Proceeding forward, the trail takes you to a long Mani wall. After that, you will come across Choya La Pass (3870m), which offers a beautiful view of the Tsarang village. Following the downward slope, you will approach Tsarang village, where you will get to visit an impressive fortress and a red Gompa. Overnight stay at a lodge in Tsarang village

Day 25

Trek to Lo-Mangthang

Day 25 Facts

Trekking Time Average

10 km Uphills trekking
(Average 04 hours )

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Lo Mangthang

Altitude

(3700m./12136ft.)

Today, the trek starts from Tsarang, accompanied by a great view of the barren plateaus. Crossing a river, you will incline the Lo La Pass (3950m), from where you will get a clear glance at Lo Mangthang village. Lo Mangthang is a beautiful village with a rich history. Home to the ancient palace of Lo, you will get a glimpse of the beautiful mountains such as Nilgiri, Annapurna I, and Bhrikuti Peak. Overnight stay at the lodge.

Day 27

Explore the Lo-Mangthang

Day 27 Facts

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Lo Mangthang

Today is a rest day at Lo- Mangthang village. You will hike to Chhoser and visit the striking Jhong Caves or Sky caves and various monasteries. The cave itself is a wonder to many researchers as the assumption says that the caves were built as a burial ground, hiding place, or for mediation. You will also visit the Namgyal Gompa and Ani Gompa. After exploring the mysterious cave, you will head back to Lo Mangthang. Overnight stay at a lodge in Lo Mangthang

Day 28

Trek to Ghar Gompa

Day 28 Facts

Trekking Time Average

10 km Uphills trekking
(Average 04 hours )

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Ghar Gompa

Altitude

(3810m./12573ft.)

After breakfast in Lo- Mangthang, you will leave for Ghar Gompa. You will trek towards the upper route. You may get to see some blue sheep and other wild animals on the way. The epic views of the Himalayas accompany you, making the walk delightful. After following through a few descends, you will arrive at Gyakar village, which houses the ancient Ghar Gompa. Explore the antique rock paintings at Ghar Gompa. Overnight stay in Ghar Gompa

Day 29

Trek to Ghiling

Day 29 Facts

Trekking Time Average

12 km Uphills trekking
(Average 05 hours )

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Ghiling

Altitude

(3806m./12584ft.)

After a delightful breakfast, you will leave for Ghiling. With the wind blowing on your face, you will pass through the declined trails followed by a barren plateau and few agricultural farms. After trekking for about 5 hours, you will reach the village of Ghiling. Overnight stay at a lodge in Ghiling.

Day 30

Trek to Chausang

Day 30 Facts

Trekking Time Average

12 km Uphills trekking
(Average 05 hours )

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Chausang

Altitude

(2900m./9570ft.)

After having breakfast and witnessing the amazing views of the mountains such as Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri, you will head towards Chausang. Walking through the green fields and varied landscapes, you will pass a few small villages. After walking for about 5 hours, you will reach Chausang. Overnight in Chausang.

Day 31

Trek to Marpha

Day 31 Facts

Trekking Time Average

13 km Uphills trekking
(Average 06 hours )

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Marpha.

Altitude

(2700m./8856ft.)

Today is the day you bid a bittersweet goodbye to the region of Upper Mustang and descend to the Lower part of Mustang. After breakfast, you start your 6-hour trek towards Marpha. You will stop for lunch at Kagbeni, and have a contemplating glance at the gorgeous Kaligandaki gorge. Overnight stay at a lodge in Marpha.

Day 32

Drive to Pokhara-Overnight at Pokhara

Day 32 Facts

Trekking Time Average

160km Drive to Pokhara
(Average 06 hours)

Accommodation

Luxury Hotel in Pokhara

Altitude

( 820m./2706ft.)

Enjoy the pristine Himalayan sights of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range as you leave for the airport. The early morning jump to jeep/bus, it will take you to Pokhara through world’s deepest kaligandaki gorge, most beautiful rupse waterfall and natural hot spring – Tatopani along the way. Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 33

Drive to Kathmandu

Day 33 Facts

Trekking Time Average

200km Drive to Kathmandu
(Average 06 hours)

Accommodation

Luxury Hotel in Kathmandu

Altitude

(1295m./4273ft.)

What do you get in the Trip?

Included

  • Tribhuwan International Airport ( Airport – Hotel – Airport ) transfer in Kathmandu .
  • One night hotel accommodation in Pokhara.
  • All meals during the trekking (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
  • Lodge accommodation during the trekking.
  • One experienced, well trained, fluent English speaking, friendly, specialized in Manaslu trekking region and government authorized trekking guide and required porters ( One porter for two persons)
  • Guide and porter’s food, accommodation, salary, insurance, transportation and equipment.
  • Overland transport as per mentioned in itinerary.
  • Manaslu and Upper Mustang permit, ACAP ( Annapurna conservation area project) and MCAP ( Manaslu conservation area project).
  • A trekking map, duffel bag, Oxygen saturation check up everyday, water purification, first aid medical, company t- shirt and trekking company certificate.
  • Assistance for emergency rescue evacuation .
  • Government tax and service charge.
  • Public Liability Insurance.

What's Not Included

  • Hotel accommodation and meals in Kathmandu.
  • Hard and soft table drinks such as tea/coffee, coke, fanta, mineral water, beer, hot shower, battery charge, boiled water , phone bill and laundry. .
  • Personal Travel insurance.
  • Tips for guide and porters.( Highly suggested ).

Route Map

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Additional Trip Information

Best time to visit

Manaslu, Annapurna Circuit, and Upper Mustang Trekking is a 34-day long trek. So, choosing the best time for the trek is very important. Similarly, the best time to do Manaslu, Annapurna Circuit, and Upper Mustang Trekking is during the spring and autumn seasons. At this time of the year, the temperature of Nepal is moderate. Similarly, the weather and climate are also stable and suitable. If you decide to travel here during this time, then you will be able to travel in a clear sky. Similarly, you will be able to get a panoramic view of mountains like Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri, and many more.

The difficulty of this trek

Manaslu, Annapurna Circuit, and Upper Mustang Trekking is a very long trek. But, it unequivocally has some difficulties for rookie and inexperienced trekkers. So, we highly recommend you hire an experienced guide for your journey. Some of the difficulties traveling at such altitude for a long time can be high altitude sickness, steep and long trails, climate and weather, accommodation, and guides. Altitude sickness is indeed the most common challenge faced by trekkers at Manaslu, Annapurna Circuit, and Upper Mustang Trekking. So, it is very important to properly acclimatize yourself before the trek. Simply, this trekking journey is very long so might face some steep trails. In addition, if you travel here during on seasons then you find it difficult to book hotels, lodges, and guest houses. Similarly, you should pre-book guides and porters. Otherwise, it will be hard for you to have experienced guides with you because they might already be hired by other trekkers.

Meals and accommodation

This circuit trek is very long. Similarly, Manaslu, Annapurna Circuit, and Mustang Trekking are 34 days long. So, your meals and accommodation play a vital role in the proper execution of your trek. Likewise, we provide you with a suitable accommodation facility. In addition, we provide you with a wide range of facilities for hotels lodges and guesthouses. Furthermore, we provide lodge twin share basis accommodation during the trekking. All meals breakfast, lunch, dinner during the trek. So, you don’t have to worry about Meals and Accommodation. But we don’t provide hotel accommodation and meals in Kathmandu. Similarly, we provide you with a comfortable camping facility at the base camp and for meals, we provide breakfast lunch, and dinner.  And, all kinds of hard and soft table drinks such as tea/coffee, mineral water, Coke, Fanta, alcoholic drinks, hot shower, laundry, phone bill, bar bill, hot water, etc are not provided. But, it can be adjusted according to our consumers’ wishes.

Required Permits

Mustang Special Permit : USD 500 for 10 days and USD 50 per day for extra days.

ACAP: NPR. 3000 for foreigners and NPR 1000 for SAARC.

MCAP: NPR 3000 for foreigners and NPR 1000 for SAARC.

Manaslu Special permit: USD 100 Sept – Nov for 1 week and USD 15 per day beyond 1 week
:  USD 75 Dec-Aug for 1 week and USD 10 per day beyond 1 week

Note: Child below 10 years are free

Travel Insurance

We don’t provide you with personal insurance. you should have your insurance with you. So, you make sure that your insurance company has covered all your trekking-related facilities. Including all medical expenses, repatriation expenses, rescue mission, loss of property. Likewise, make sure that your insurance is not expired. In addition, make sure that your insurance company has ticked all your trekking-related policies such as rescue missions, medical expenses, loss of personal equipment. Furthermore, make sure if you can not provide your original insurance policy then make certain that you got a copy of the policy because it will help you choose a beneficial policy at the time.

Climate and weather

The climate of the high altitudes of Nepal is unpredictable. So, you have to be very careful choosing the right time for your trek. If you travel here during the off-season then it will be very troublesome for you to trek at a high altitude. Similarly, the weather is mostly cloudy and unclear. Therefore you cannot travel in clear visibility. But, The climate and weather of this trek are mostly moderate throughout the year. Likewise, the best time to visit this place is during the spring and autumn season. But, this trekking is done at high altitudes. So, it is a little cold. The normal temperature in this place is about 11 degrees Celsius. But if you travel here during this time of the year then you will be able to catch a panoramic view of Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri, and many more. So, carefully study the weather of your trekking area before your journey.

Safety and security

Manaslu, Annapurna Circuit, and Upper Mustang Trekking are long although it is moderate-level trek.  But it can get a little difficult for new trekkers. So, the safety and security of the trekkers are important factors for our company. Similarly, we take full care of our consumer and their property. In addition, our trip constantly operates monitoring every area of our travel. So, you should not worry about your belongings when you are traveling with us. Likewise, the accommodation facility we provide is also very safe for your stay. So, you can fully enjoy yourself.

Gear List

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. A comprehensive list of gear for all activities is listed on our dedicated page of Trekking Gear List

Frequently
Asked Questions

Terms and Conditions

1. Cancellation Policy

There is no cancellation or withdrawal policy for the trip by the client after the trip has started. During the trip, any unused services provided by the company, like accommodation, food, permits, etc., won’t be refunded.

If you cancel the trip at any time before the departure date, 90% of the total cost is reusable for a year or refunded. Visit this page for more details on the cancellation policy.

2. Risk of unforeseen circumstances

Nepal Alternative Treks is directed towards the fulfillment of your every desire. In this connection, we perform our duties honestly & seriously to make your journey very smooth & pleasant. However, Nepal Alternative Treks will not take any responsibility regarding any change & alternations in the itinerary due to unavoidable circumstances such as landslides, road blockage, flood, snow, political unrest, flight cancellation, delayed arrival, sickness, or accidents. The clients shall bear any extra cost incurred there on the spots.

3. Clients' Responsible

A trekking guide representing Nepal’s alternative treks deserves all authority during your tours. If you commit an unlawful act, you must leave the tour, and no refund will be issued.

4. Impact on your journey

We put our every effort into ensuring you are comfortable traveling. Still, it is a must understand that what you might be accustomed to in the western affluent countries, the Himalayan countries can’t afford such facilities. Weather is another factor that directly impacts your journey. Hence, patience in mind, enthusiasm, and proper preparation before heading is a must to venture into a journey trip.

5. Travel Insurance

You must purchase a comprehensive travel insurance package against medical, natural calamity, helicopter evacuation, personal accident, trip cancellation, etc. This is strongly suggested to all our esteemed clients.

6. Your personal belongings

On any account, we’re not answerable for any loss or damage of your luggage or property belonging to you even when shouldered by guide cum porter or transferred by transport means. That means your personal possessions and luggage are at your risk at the time.

7. Porter weight limit

Porter will carry 10 kg each and 20 kilograms in total. A bit more or less can be adjusted per both parties’ mutual understanding.

We value
Service Excellence

We have the best team and array of services to provide a lifetime experience to all our travelers. Right from the airport pickup to a customized tour, we do the utmost to make sure you experience a hassle-free trip. Likewise, all our trips meet the safety protocols along with the highest health and hygiene standards.

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