29-day Manaslu Nar Phu Annapurna Trek is a moderate difficulty trek around Manaslu and Nar Phu valley in Annapurna. Manaslu and Annapurna Circuit with Nar Phu Valley is a remarkable trek where you will cross three high passes above 5000 m such as Larke La, Kang La and Thorong La pass.The three passes trek in Annapurna and Manaslu is also a restricted area trek in Nepal.So, a restricted areas (RAP) permit is necessary for Manaslu and Annapurna Nar Phu valley trek. For booking inquiry regarding Manaslu and Annapurna Circuit with Nar Phu Valley 29 days trek cost/dates for 2023/2024, please email us at [email protected] and call or leave message on WhatsApp +977 9851023742.
Trek Name: Manaslu Annapurna Trek/Nar Phu
Trek Duration: 29 Days
Trek Difficulty: Challenging
Trek Season: Oct/Nov/Dec/Mar/April/June
Trek Altitude: 850m-5400m
Trek Cost: USD 1850-USD 3195
Group Size: 01 - 12 people
Trek Package: Full Package
Mode of Transfer: Bus/Jeep
Start/End of Trek: Kathmandu/Kathmandu
Manaslu Nar Phu Annapurna Circuit Trek 28 nights 19 days package cost, itinerary with fixed trip departure dates.
Manaslu with Tsum Valley and Annapurna Circuit with Nar Phu Valley Trek features everything: epic scenery, encounters with local people and their ancient culture.It is also possible to extend a side trek of Tsum valley with Manalsu Trek.
A minimum of two people are necessary to issue RAP trek permit. The trek begins from Soti Khola with a day bus drive from Kathmandu and passing by high passes, glaciers, canyons, gorges, forests and rock formations experiencing Nepalese and Tibetan cultures. Manaslu Circuit with Tsum Valley and Nar Phu is newly open tea house off the beaten track. Nar Phu is a hidden valley in the Himalayas. Annapurna Circuit is the best adventure travel destination in the world. So, you will get the ultimate Himalayan trekking experience on this trek.
Nar Phu Valley is a restricted area trek in Annapurna untouched by the modern world and mass tourism.A hidden valley trek in Tsum Valley and Nar Phu is to explore religious sites and villages of Tibetan heritage that still follow traditions of yak herding, trading and harvesting indigenous herbs for medicine. This trek cross over Larkya La, Kang La and Thorong La pass of 5315 m. The trek is perfect if you have a keen interest in remote communities and their traditional ways of life.
Annapurna Circuit is in central Nepal with two different river valleys and circles the Annapurna Massif. The path reaches its highest point at Thorung La pass (5416 m), touching edge of Tibetan plateau. The trail passes along paddy fields and into subtropical forests, several waterfalls and gigantic cliffs, and various villages with the sight of the Annapurna Massif that is Annapurna I-IV, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu, Gangapurna, Tilicho Peak, Pisang Peak, and Paungda Danda. Annapurna Circuit is trek in the world. The trek has a wide variety of climate zones from tropics at 600 m to arctic at 5416 m, the Thorong La pass. Also cultural variety from Hindu villages at the low foothills to the Tibetan culture of Manang Valley and lower Mustang.
Power and Communication on Manaslu Circuit Trek
Networks in the Manaslu trek is pretty poor so we advise to take a CD-MA SIM along with you as NTC and Ncell do not have proper connectivity around Manaslu trek.Besides the telephone network, the power in Manaslu Circuit is supplied through solar panels and local hydro power projects. Some places do not have access to power. The charging is easily facilitated in some places supported by hydro power projects. But you will definitely face difficulties in charging phones where solar power is used.
Manaslu with Tsum Valley and Annapurna Circuit with Nar Phu Trek Seasons
The weather is not really favorable one while trekking in Manaslu during winter season. The monsoon season is about to end in starting of September month. The skies are pretty clear in winter with bright sunshine which lets trekkers enjoy the best views of sparkling snow capped peaks. Few rainfalls may occur in the month of September but it does not last long. Then, October temperature is at its best, it is very moderate. In November it is quite cold in higher elevation areas whereas lower elevation it is very cool. But in December the temperature rises in the freezing zone in higher altitude areas.
Accommodation and Food on Around Manalsu Annapurna with Tsum Valley and Nar Phu Valley
The new tea house lodges are building up, so you will have twin sharing comfortable tea house lodges/home stay accommodation during Manaslu Trek Package. It is nice to bring a good sleeping bag rated minus 20 degree with you. You will get three times meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner in a day. The breakfast and dinner need to have at the same tea house lodge you stay at the night, and lunch will take in a tea house or guesthouse on the way to the day destination. The choice of the meals do not vary like other trekking in Annapurna and Everest. You can mainly get Tibetan bread, dalbhat, tsampa porridge, noodle soup, muesli, porridge, omelette and boiled egg with tea and coffee.
Manaslu Annapurna Trek difficulty
You need to walk 6 to 8 hours every day that covers 10 km to 18 km trek in distance. A previous trekking experience, positive attitude and strong determination will surely helpful to enjoy the trek around Manaslu. It is also necessary to have lots of willpower, tolerance of harsh condition, good health and reasonable physical fitness. Medical and evacuation/rescue expenses are the responsibility of the trekkers travel insurance
Manaslu Annapurna Trek Permit
You need three permits-ACAP, MCAP and Manaslu restricted area permit trekking to Manaslu Circuit. We will take care of your trek permit on your behalf once you book Manaslu Trek with us-The Mission Eco Trek & Expedition Pvt. Ltd.The Manaslu Circuit Trek isn’t possible to hike independently. You must hike with guide and there must be at least two people in your group as well as the guide.
Manaslu Annapurna Round Trek Cost
Manaslu Trek package costs ranges from USD 1500 to USD 1800 and includes all transfers, accommodation, meals, permits, and even the hotel stay before and after the trek.
Internet, Wifi, Sim cards and staying Charged
If you’re looking to stay connected while trekking the Manaslu Circuit, the options are fairly limited.
Wifi: Wifi is available at some guesthouses in places such as Samagaun, Samdo and Lho. There is however normally a charge for using the internet, and with slow speeds, you may end up wishing you hadn’t bothered. If there’s nothing urgent, our advice would be to wait until you get back from the mountains.Costs anywhere from $4 to $6 to use WiFi at the guesthouses.
Sim Cards-4 G sim cards and packages can be bought at the airport, or from numerous vendors in the Thamel area of Kathmandu. They’re great in the city but as soon as you leave the coverage is patchy. We recommend Nepal Telecom and Ncell for 3G/4G coverage. It’s safe to say that in the mountains, neither are really any good.
Electricity-You will have to pay anywhere from $3 at low elevation to $5 to charge your power banks, cameras, and phones. The key is to get a fat power bank. Pay to charge that then charge everything from your power bank.Your power bank lets you charge your phone and camera batteries. Most of the places you stay let you charge your gear for an extra cost.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
On arrival at Kathmandu airport, receive you at the airport and drive to hotel. Trekking preparation and meeting with guide. Stay night at hote in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Kathmandu to Arughat (100m descent ,207 kms, 8 hours drive)
Early morning you will drive to Arughat takes 8-9 hours drive for 200 km. Stay overnight at Arughat.
Day 03: Arughat to Machha Khola. ( 270m,12 kms, 6 hours trek)
The trail leads uphill walk through passing the green Saal forests, Gurung village, Lapubesi and a ridge overlooking rapids of Budhi Gandaki. Then continue along the riverbank treading on sand and rounded stones cross a suspension bridge to arrive at Machhi Khola village. Stay overnight at Machhi Khola.
Day 04: Machha Khola to Jagat. (370m, 11 kms, 5-6 hour trek)
The trail will lead along the river as well as follow ascending and descending small elevations during the trekking. You will passes through Tharo Khola, Khorlabesi and a hotspring - Tatopani. Jagat is a restricted area where you can entry your special permit. It is a small village where different ethnic group such as Gurung, Shahi, Chhetri and Thakuri lives. Stay overnight at jagat.
Day 05: Jagat to Deng (520m ,12 kms, 6 hours trek)
After breakfast you will slowly and a gentle climb uphill within an hours crossing a long bridge the Budi Gandaki river. Philim (1570m). After climbing Philim , the trail is gentle scenic views of waterfall, mountain view, pine forests and a few villages. Stay overnight at Deng.
Day 06: Deng to Namrung (770m, 15 kms, 6-7 hrs trek)
You will gradual walk to Bhi Phedi for 2hours. After Bhi Phedi you will descend down to the bridge, then reach to Ghap (2200m) and continue trek for 3-2 hours. On the way you will see a nature made bridge from a big stone, different wild animals, mountain views crossing by Gurung villages upto the final destiny Namrung (2630m). Stay overnight at Namrung.
Day 07: Namrung to Lho. (550m, 12 kms 6 hrs trek)
Breakfast and you will make a gentle ascent passses through the beautiful villages, farmlands and will have fantastic views of Manaslu. Stay overnight at Lho.
Day 08: Lho to Samagaun. (340m ascent, 7 kms, 4 hrs trek)
Today is a gentle uphill walk and pass through the bridge, forest and the Shyala village with paranomic mountain views. You walk through the dirt road until Sama Gaun. You will see the beautiful view of Manaslu. Stay overnight at Samagaun.
Day 09: Rest at Samagaun. (880m ascent 10 kms, 5-6 hours)
You will hike a short distance either walk to Birendra lake or to the Manasulu view point (from here we can have a close view of the mountains) or walk to Manaslu Base Camp (where we can see Birendra Lake and Manaslu view point).
Day 10: Samagaun to Samdo (355m ,6 kms, 4 hours trek)
Today you will be a gentle slow walk before reaching Samdo village. You will climb steep uphill to Samdo view point to take acclimatize.
Day 11: Samdo to Dharmsala (585m ascent, 7 kms walk 5 hours trek)
Today you will walk slowly steep up to Dharmsala. You will see Manaslu mountain, blue sheep and wild animals on the way through Dharmsala. Dharmasala is not a village but has a basic tea house for the trekkers.
Day 12: Dharamsala to Bhimtang (740m, 13 km, 9 hours)
Early morning wake up and you will walk slowly gradual uphill to Larka pass. After the pass you will walk steep zigzag down trail to reach Bhimtang. Stay overnight at Bhimtang.
Day 13: Bhimtang to Dharapani (1627m, 14 km, 7 hours trek)
Breakfast and you will walk downhill through the river and stop at Surki khola for lunch and walk down to Dharapani. You will cross Marsyandi river and enter the Annapurna region.
Day 14: Dharapani to Koto (2600m, 12 km, 5 hours trek)
Today you will start the journey with a gradual uphill passing through small villages offering grand views of the Annapurna and Manaslu reach to Koto (2600m)
Day 15: Koto to Meta (960m, 15 km, 8 hours trek)
After Koto enter the hidden valley Buddhist area. You walk through Juniper and pine forests and reach Meta. This village is smaller than Koto.
Day 16: Meta to Phu village( 520m, 17 km, 8 hours)
After Meta to Phu way is gradual takes about 8 hours to reach. This Phu village is a very old and traditional village with a historical monastery. So better to have rest day and visit here.
Day 17: Rest day
Today you will take it easy and explore Phu village and visit the old monastery. This is one of the most beautiful and remote village in the area.
Day 18: Phu to Nar Phedi. (680m, 15 km, 8 hours trek)
After Phu village to Nar phedi way is same back down more than half way. You have to pass Chyakhu village also.and cross nice bridge over the Mahendra khola. Then you will climb steep up hill to Nar Phedi in Gumpa. Stay overnight at Nar Phedi.
Day 19: Nar Phedi to Nar village (710m 5 km, 4 hours trek)
The trail is steep up hill at the beginning, and making zigzag. After that you will walk the steep up hill to Nar village around an hour. This village is very nice and bigger than Phu.
Day 20: Nar village (1190m) to Ngawal via Kang La pass. (1640m, 15 km, 10 hours trek)
You will walk a steep climb all the way up to Kangla Pass (5300m). From the top, the views are simply breathtaking. After the pass, you will descend steep downhill to Nawal (3660m).
Day 21: Ngawal to Manang (120m, 10 km, 5 hours trek)
The trail out of Nawal village descends steadily down on the dusty slope with the great views of the Manang vally and Hungde airport. Manang offers a fascinating mountain views of Annapurna range. Stay overnight at Manang.
Day 22: Rest day in Manang.
You will take a side trip to Gangapurna Glacier and hike around the crystal clear lake.
Day 23: Manang to Yak Kharka. (478m, 9 km, 4 hours trek)
Today you will leave the Marsyangdi river and follow an easy trail to Yak Kharka (3968 m). Yak Kharka means ‘yak pastures’ and you will for sure spot many grazing yaks in this area.
Day 24: Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (432m 8 kms, 5 hours trek)
Today you climb up to Phedi at the foot of the Thorung La pass. Afternoon you stroll to a higher altitude and return to stay in Phedi
Day 25: Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (966m 14.5 kms, 8-9 hours trek)
An early morning wake up and takes breathtaking hours in the Thorung La pass (5416 m), one of the world’s highest passes. rYou can spend within hour which create an exhilarating moment. After that you will start steep-down descent to Muktinath (3800 m), a pilgrimage centre for Buddhists and Hindus.
Day 26: Muktinath to Jomsom (1040 m 15 kms, 5-6 hours trek)
The trail to Jomsom way is downhill, crossing the authentic village Jharkot (3500m) and Khingar Tibetan-influenced settlements. And it is a relatively easy walk.
Day 27: Jomsom to Pokhara (1836 m 106 kms flight takes 30 min and 9/10 hrs by drive)
Today we take an early morning flight back to Pokhara and spend a wonderful day relaxing and recuperating with soothing views of Fewa lake and others. Other option is you will drive from jeep, it take 9/10 hours to reach Pokhara.
Day 28: Pokhara to Kathmandu(200km, 6 hours, 1300m)
Breakfast and either by drive or flight back to Kathmandu.
Day 29: Kathmandu Airport
Breakfast, and final transfer to Kathmandu airport to get your flight back to home.
Manaslu and Annapurna with Nar Phu Trek Guide
A guide is required on this trek and the guide manages all of the logistics, distances, directions, and tea houses. The directions are not always very clear like on the Everest Base Camp trek and having the guide manage all of the logistics is great.The Manaslu Circuit Trek does require a guide. Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Circuit can be done independently but the rules on the Manaslu Circuit are stricter about having a guide.
Money-Everything is payable in the local currency, Nepalese Rupees (NPR).Take plenty of small denomination notes as change is not readily available on the trail, particularly at higher altitudes. Also beware that ATM have max withdrawal amounts, and your bank may have a max daily withdrawal limit, so you may not be able to withdraw the total amount that you need all in one day. The amount of money you need to take on the Manaslu Circuit Trek will depend on whether you’re on an inclusive tour or not. If you are on an inclusive tour then you’ll only need money for any snacks or drinks over and above what’s included in your package. If you are paying as you go, then you’ll need to have enough cash to cover all costs: accommodation, food, drink, etc.
Manaslu and Annapurna with Nar Phu Trek Packing List
We would suggest to take what you need and make your bag as light as possible.You can expect to need more warm clothes in the colder months. Also, crampons may be needed if there’s ice and snow on the pass. On the other hand, if you plan to trek with a porter then this will make choosing what to take a bit easier – just don’t overload your porter of course. Also, bear in mind that it’s very common to leave excess baggage at hotels and guesthouses in Kathmandu.
1 Rucksack-60 L to 70 L
1 Sleeping Bag
1 pair of pants that maybe convert to shorts
1 pair of shorts
1 Warm or thicker pair of hiking pants
1 Long sleeve quick-dry shirt
1 Long-sleeve thermal shirt
2 Short-sleeve t-shirts
1 Thermal long underwear
4 pairs of quick-dry underwear
1 Lightweight down jacket
1 Heavy-duty summit down jacket
1 Neck Buff
1 pair of warm summit socks
2 pairs of regular socks
Insurance for Manaslu and Annapurna with Nar Phu Trek
Travel insurance is compulsory trekking in Manaslu because the high altitude can lead to many illnesses, weakness in trekkers, and misjudgments. There is also a risk on trails for falls, avalanches, or other mishaps.
Best Seasons Trek Manaslu and Annapurna with Nar Phu
Autumn-The best time to go trekking in Manaslu is from September to November. The weather is generally dry and clear, with warm sunny days and excellent visibility. There’s a lower likelihood of weather related natural disasters at this time of year, making for a much safer trekking environment. Furthermore, given that it’s the best season, it’s also the busiest.
Spring-The spring season from March to May is considered to be the next best option. The weather is generally clear although a little colder, particularly at higher altitudes. Mornings are sunny and flowers are in bloom. There is however a higher chance of rain, or even snow, and melting ice increases the chances of landslides or avalanches.
Summer-June to August is to be avoided. The monsoon is responsible for warm and wet weather, with cloud and mist making visibility extremely poor. You can hardly see a mountain. Leeches are a big problem at this time of year, as is the risk of landslides. As the Manaslu Region was one of the worst affected by the 2015 earthquake, there are many landslide areas – these can be more dangerous in wet weather.
Winter-In the winter, from December to February, temperatures in higher altitudes plunge. Snow and ice make this time of year unsuitable for the Manaslu Circuit Trek.
Manaslu and Annapurna with Nar Phu Trek is physically demanding and drinking plenty of water is a must.Drinking lots of water helps you acclimatize. Please drink at least three liters of water while trekking each day.Use an effective sterilization method to make sure your water is safe to drink.Purification tablets (we always have a few strips of these as a backup) and the Steripen is a perfect means sterilization the drinking water.Bottled water and hot water is available to buy throughout the trek, the cost ranges from USD 3 to USD 5 per liters.
Tourist visas are available on arrival at Kathmandu-Tribhuvan International Airport and at all land border crossings that are open to foreign travellers. While this is available for most foreigners, citizens of some countries are required to get a visa prior to arrival, while those from SAARC countries can get their visa free of charge.There are three different visa options and prices: Multiple Entry 15 Days – 30 USD, 30 Days – 50 USD and 90 Days – 125 USD. In order to get a visa on arrival you’ll need four things:
One passport size photo
A passport valid for at least six months
At least one blank page in your passport
The visa fee in cash (US Dollars is best)
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