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Manaslu Circuit Helicopter Return Trek

“Experience the Best of Manaslu: Unforgettable Helicopter Returns with Safe Holiday Adventure!”

Manaslu Circuit Helicopter Return Trek 10 days Highlights

  • Majestic views of the towering Manaslu peak,
  • Trekking through remote and pristine landscapes,
  • Cultural immersion in traditional mountain villages,
  • Crossing the challenging Larkya La Pass,
  • Aerial tour of the breathtaking Himalayan range,
  • Experiencing the tranquility of Manaslu Conservation Area,
  • Witnessing diverse flora and fauna along the trail,
  • Captivating waterfalls and snow-fed rivers,
  • Unforgettable memories of a lifetime.

Trip Introduction:

Manaslu Circuit Helicopter Return Trek offers an exhilarating adventure in the mesmerizing landscapes of Nepal. In just 10 days, this unique trek combines the thrill of trekking the renowned Manaslu Circuit with the luxury of a helicopter return. Marvel at the breathtaking beauty of the Manaslu region, home to the eighth highest peak in the world, as you traverse through pristine forests, cascading waterfalls, and charming traditional villages.

Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the region as you encounter local communities along the way. Experience the warm hospitality of the ethnic Gurung and Tibetan inhabitants, and gain insights into their traditional lifestyle and customs. The Manaslu region is renowned for its vibrant festivals, monasteries(Gompa), and ancient traditions that have been preserved for generations.

Embark on this short Manaslu Circuit Helicopter Return Trek from Bhimtang with Safe Holiday Adventure in just 10 days, where safety and comfort are our top priorities. Our experienced guides will accompany you throughout the journey, ensuring a memorable and secure trekking experience. Soak in the panoramic views of the majestic Himalayas, including Mount Manaslu, as you fly back in a helicopter, creating an unforgettable finale to your adventure. Indulge in the best of nature, culture, and luxury with this extraordinary trek.

Combines Traditional Culture and stunning mountain views

The Manaslu Circuit Helicopter Return Trek from Bhimtang-10 days trip  in Nepal combines traditional culture and stunning mountain views. Experience the rich heritage of Gurungs, Tamangs, and Sherpas while witnessing the great mountain profile of Manaslu (8,156m). Interact with locals, enjoy dances and festivals, and immerse in their traditions. Helicopter return from Kathmandu provides convenience, offering an aerial perspective of the awe-inspiring mountains.

Shortest Manaslu Trek Option:

The Manaslu Circuit Helicopter Return Trek is a 10-day adventure offered by Safe Holiday Adventure. This trek combines the highlights of the Manaslu region with the convenience of a helicopter return. Trek through picturesque villages, experience traditional culture, and enjoy stunning mountain vistas, including the majestic Manaslu peak. The professional team at Safe Holiday Adventure ensures a safe and well-organized trek, providing experienced guides, comfortable accommodation, and reliable helicopter services for a memorable and efficient journey.

Incredible helicopter flight from Manaslu Bhimtang(Ending point of Manaslu trek)  to Kathmandu

we offer an incredible helicopter flight from Manaslu Bhimtang to Kathmandu that will leave you in awe. Join us on this thrilling journey as we navigate the majestic Himalayas, taking you on a mesmerizing aerial tour. Marvel at the breathtaking views of snow-covered peaks, glistening waterfalls, and verdant valleys. Our expert pilots will ensure your safety as you experience the adventure of a lifetime. Prepare to create unforgettable memories with us as we embark on this unforgettable helicopter flight.

Major Essential Things to Know Before Heading to Manaslu Trek

⇒ Permits and Regulations:

Permits for the Manaslu trek encompass the Manaslu Conservation Area Permit (MCAP) and the Manaslu Restricted Area Permit. Additionally, the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) is required as the trail connects with the Annapurna Circuit. A Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card is mandatory for trekking in Nepal. These permits grant access to the awe-inspiring landscapes of the Manaslu region, ensuring conservation efforts and contributing to local communities.

⇒ When to trek to Manaslu Region?

The best time to trek in the Manaslu region is during the pre-monsoon (spring) and post-monsoon (autumn) seasons, which are from March to May and September to November respectively. These periods offer stable weather, clear skies, and optimal trekking conditions.

Accommodation and Facilities:

Accommodation along the Manaslu Trek varies from basic tea houses to Quite nice lodges/Guest Houses . While facilities are more rudimentary compared to more popular trekking routes(Everest base camp, Annapurna Circuit, Mardi himal, ABCtrek etc.), you can find shared rooms with basic amenities like beds and blankets. Some lodges offer hot showers for an extra fee. Food options include local Nepali dishes and basic international fare. It’s advisable to carry essentials like a sleeping bag and be prepared for the basic nature of accommodations.

⇒ Hiring a local Guide and Porter

Hiring a local guide and porter is strongly recommended for your Manaslu trek. Guides are familiar with the route, culture, and can assist in emergencies. Porters ease the burden of carrying a heavy backpack, allowing you to enjoy the trek without strain. This supports the local economy and ensures a safer, more enjoyable experience.

⇒ What to take for Manaslu trek?

Prepare thoughtfully for your Manaslu trek by packing essential gear. Prioritize warm and layered clothing to adapt to changing weather conditions, along with sturdy hiking boots for the varied terrain. Include a high-quality sleeping bag for comfort during overnight stays. Carry prescribed medications, water purification methods, energy-boosting snacks, and a camera to capture the breathtaking landscapes. Obtain comprehensive travel insurance to ensure coverage in case of unforeseen circumstances. Arrange necessary permits, have local currency(NPR) at hand, and assemble a basic first aid kit. Engage experienced local guides and porters to enhance safety and convenience. Approach the trek with respect for local customs, minimize ecological impact, and maintain flexibility regarding potential delays. Embrace the profound cultural and natural beauty of the Manaslu region.

Discover Manaslu trek’s discounted cost with a return helicopter ride to Kathmandu. Experience Nepal’s beauty.

👉 Group Size: 5-7 Per-person: Price: $3980 per person

👉 Group Size: 8-10 Per-person: Price: $3740 per person

👉 Group Size: 11-14 Per-person: Price: $3450 per person

👉 Group Size: Over 15 Per-person: Price: $3060 per person

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and trip preparation.

Welcome to Nepal, the beginning of your stylish Manaslu Circuit Helicopter Return adventure with Safe Holiday Adventure Pvt. Ltd! As you arrive in Kathmandu, our professional team will warmly greet you at the airport. We will ensure a smooth transition to your hotel, where you can relax and prepare for the exciting journey ahead.

Our dedicated staff will meet you at the hotel and provide a detailed briefing about the itinerary, safety measures, and necessary equipment for the trek. We will address any concerns or queries you may have, ensuring you feel confident and well-prepared.

During this time, we will also assist you in acquiring any required permits and arranging for a comprehensive medical check-up to ensure your health and well-being throughout the trek. Our priority is to prioritize your safety and comfort, and we will take all necessary precautions to ensure a seamless and enjoyable experience.

Day02: Drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola (700m/2,296ft) and trek to Machha Khola (900m/2,953ft)

On the second day of your stylish Manaslu Circuit Helicopter Return adventure with Safe Holiday Adventure Pvt. Ltd, we will start with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola. You have the option to choose between a comfortable bus or a more adventurous jeep ride.

If you prefer a common mode of transportation, the bus will provide a convenient and budget-friendly option. You can enjoy the company of fellow travelers and immerse yourself in the local culture during the approximately 7-8 hours journey. The bus will take you through picturesque landscapes, allowing you to soak in the beauty of the Nepalese countryside.

For those seeking a more adventurous experience, the jeep option offers a thrilling ride. The rugged terrain and winding mountain roads will add an extra dose of excitement to your journey. Enjoy the adrenaline rush as you navigate through the scenic route towards Soti Khola.

Upon reaching Soti Khola, we will commence our trek towards Machha Khola. As we ascend through the lush greenery, you will be captivated by the serene surroundings and the sounds of nature. The trail will lead us to Machha Khola, situated at an elevation of 900m (2,953ft). It’s the perfect place to rest, recharge, and enjoy a well-deserved evening in this tranquil setting.

Safe Holiday Adventure Pvt. Ltd ensures your comfort and safety throughout the drive and trek, allowing you to fully enjoy the beginning of your Manaslu Circuit Helicopter Return adventure. Let the breathtaking landscapes and warm hospitality of Nepal enchant you as we embark on this remarkable journey together.

Day 03: Machha Khola to Jagat (1,340m/4,396ft):

Start your day with a hearty breakfast in Machha Khola. As you set off, enjoy the picturesque trail along the Budhi Gandaki River. After a few hours of trekking, stop for a delicious lunch at a local teahouse or lodge, savoring the flavors of the region.

Resume your journey, crossing suspension bridges and admiring the cascading waterfalls. The terrain varies, offering both gentle slopes and rocky trails. As the day progresses, you’ll reach Jagat, a peaceful village surrounded by verdant hills.

Find accommodation in Jagat for the night, where you can relax and recharge. Enjoy a wholesome dinner, savoring the local cuisine. Rest well and prepare for the adventures that lie ahead on your trek.

Day 4: Continue trekking from Jagat to Deng (1,860m/6,102ft):

On day 4, wake up in Jagat and have a nourishing breakfast. Lace up your hiking boots and set off on the trail towards Deng. As you trek, immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes and cultural richness of the region.

The trail meanders through charming villages like Salleri and Sirdibas, where you can interact with the locals and learn about their way of life. Enjoy the beauty of terraced fields and dense forests along the way.

After several hours of trekking, you’ll reach Deng, a picturesque village nestled at an altitude of 1,860m (6,102ft). Find accommodation in Deng to rest and rejuvenate. Indulge in a satisfying dinner and reflect on the day’s journey before retiring for the night.

Day 5: Trek from Deng to Namrung (2,660m/8,725ft):

After a hearty breakfast in Deng, begin your trek to Namrung. The trail winds through captivating landscapes, with lush forests of rhododendron and bamboo, offering glimpses of exotic wildlife along the way.

Pass through charming villages like Bihi, where you can witness the local way of life and experience their warm hospitality. Continue on to Ghap, a picturesque village known for its traditional architecture and serene atmosphere.

As you ascend to higher elevations, you’ll be rewarded with majestic views of snow-capped peaks, including the stunning Manaslu. The trail gradually leads you to Namrung, situated at an elevation of 2,660m (8,725ft). Explore the village, visit the local monasteries, and soak in the Himalayan charm.

Find comfortable accommodation in Namrung and savor a nourishing dinner, replenishing your energy for the next leg of the journey. Rest well, surrounded by the awe-inspiring beauty of the mountains, as you prepare for the adventures that lie ahead.

Day 6: Trek from Namrung to Samagaon (3,530m/11,581ft):

Begin your trek from Namrung to Samagaon, situated at an altitude of 3,530m (11,581ft). Enjoy a hearty breakfast in Namrung before setting off on the trail.

As you trek, be captivated by the stunning landscapes that surround you. Traverse through peaceful forests, where you may encounter the region’s unique wildlife, such as the elusive snow leopard or vibrant Himalayan monal.

As you gain elevation, you’ll be treated to breathtaking views of the majestic Manaslu range, with its snow-capped peaks towering above. Take your time to absorb the awe-inspiring beauty of the Himalayas.

After several hours of trekking, reach the welcoming village of Samagaon. Immerse yourself in the local culture, visit the monasteries, and engage with the warm Sherpa community.

Find comfortable accommodation in Samagaon, where you can rest and rejuvenate. Indulge in a flavorsome meal, appreciating the serenity and magnificence of the mountains that surround you. Prepare yourself for further exploration and acclimatization in this picturesque Himalayan village.

Day 7: Acclimatization day in Samagaon:

Take a well-deserved break from trekking and spend a day acclimatizing in the charming village of Samagaon. Begin your day by savoring a leisurely breakfast, fueling yourself for a day of exploration.

Explore the village and immerse yourself in its rich cultural heritage. Visit the local monasteries, adorned with colorful prayer flags and intricate Buddhist artwork. Engage with the friendly locals, learning about their traditional way of life and customs.

Enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding mountains, including the mighty Manaslu. Find a serene spot to relax and take in the awe-inspiring beauty of the Himalayas.

Indulge in a delicious lunch, savoring the local cuisine. Take leisurely walks around the village, soaking up the peaceful atmosphere and enjoying the scenic landscapes.

Use this day to rest, recharge, and allow your body to adjust to the higher altitude. Drink plenty of fluids and take it easy to ensure a safe and enjoyable trekking experience.

In the evening, relish a flavorsome dinner, reminiscing about the adventures of your journey so far. Rest well, knowing that you are preparing yourself for the exciting days ahead as you continue your trek in the breathtaking Manaslu region.

Day 8: Trek from Samagaon to Samdo (3,860m/12,664ft):

As the sun peeks over the majestic peaks, embark on an exhilarating trek from Samagaon to Samdo. The crisp mountain air fills your lungs as you bid farewell to the friendly villagers.

The trail winds through rugged terrain, adorned with colorful prayer flags fluttering in the wind. You traverse rocky paths, crossing small streams and enjoying breathtaking vistas of snow-capped mountains.

The route, encounter yaks and dzhos, the sturdy beasts of burden, grazing in high-altitude pastures. The trail gradually ascends, challenging your stamina but rewarding you with stunning panoramas at every turn.

After several hours of trekking, you arrive at Samdo, a small village nestled in the heart of the Himalayas. The warm hospitality of the locals greets you as you settle into your accommodation.

Take a moment to explore the village, surrounded by towering peaks. Visit the ancient monasteries, resonating with chants and adorned with vibrant Buddhist art. Engage with the locals, who share stories of their mountain life and the challenges they face.

In the evening, savor a hearty meal, relishing the flavors of the Himalayas. As the night falls, the starry sky unfolds above, offering a mesmerizing backdrop for reflection and gratitude.

Rest well in Samdo, knowing that you are one step closer to your ultimate goal. Tomorrow awaits, promising more adventure and breathtaking landscapes in the remarkable Manaslu region.

Day 9: Cross Larkya La Pass (5,160m/16,929ft) and descend to Bhimtang (3,720m/12,205ft):

Prepare for an extraordinary day of adventure as you tackle the majestic Larkya La Pass. The trail leads you through a magical Himalayan panorama, with snow-capped peaks surrounding you in all directions.

The ascent is challenging, but the reward is unparalleled. Step by step, you conquer the pass, feeling the thrill of accomplishment as you reach the summit. The panoramic views take your breath away, with the sprawling glaciers and towering mountains painting a surreal landscape.

After relishing this unforgettable moment, begin the descent towards Bhimtang. The trail winds through rocky terrain, meandering alongside pristine lakes and vibrant alpine meadows.

As you descend, the air becomes warmer and the surroundings change. Bhimtang awaits you, nestled in a picturesque valley, offering a tranquil haven amidst the mountains.

Arriving in Bhimtang, you are greeted with a sense of awe and tranquility. Rest your weary legs and soak in the stunning surroundings. Marvel at the natural beauty that surrounds you, feeling a deep connection with the grandeur of the Himalayas.

Savor a well-deserved meal, nourishing your body and reflecting on the remarkable journey so far. As you settle in for the night, let the memories of crossing the Larkya La Pass fill your dreams, knowing that you have experienced one of the most extraordinary moments in this incredible trek.

Day 10: Morning exploration in Bhimtang, then charter a helicopter back to Kathmandu.

Enjoy a morning of exploration in Bhimtang, savoring the serene beauty of the surroundings. Take in the breathtaking views of the mountains and immerse yourself in the peaceful atmosphere. Afterward, embark on an unforgettable experience by chartering a helicopter back to Kathmandu. Soar above the rugged terrain, witnessing the grandeur of the Himalayas from a unique perspective. Reflect on the incredible journey as you return to the bustling city, cherishing the memories of an unforgettable trek.

What is included
  • All arrival and departure airport transfers,
  • Chartered helicopter ride for transportation to and from the trekking region,
  • Deluxe hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on a twin share bed and breakfast basis,
  • Full board meals during the trek with accommodation at teahouses along the route,
  • Manaslu Heli Trek special permit,
  • Welcome dinner with a cultural program,
  • Free use of quality trekking gear such as a sleeping bag, fleece inner liner, down jacket, and duffel bag,
  • Professional local trekking group leader trained in Wilderness First Aid,
  • Portable Altitude Chamber or Oxygen cylinder while flying, along with a comprehensive First Aid Kit,
  • One trekker is assigned one porter to carry their trek bag,
  • Proper trek gear and insurance for all staff, including porters,
  • Company- Safe Holiday Adventure T-shirts,
  • Especial Trekking permit and conservation entry fees.


What is not included
  • Nepal entry visa fees and travel insurance,
  • International airfare,
  • Drinks and main meals in cities,
  • Tips and personal expenses such as postage and laundry.

Our goal is to ensure your safety, comfort, and enjoyment throughout the Manaslu Circuit Helicopter Trek- 10 Days, providing you with exceptional services and taking care of all the necessary arrangements.

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Angelo Dolme

As an avid traveler, my experience with Safe Holiday Adventure Pvt. Ltd. and our exceptional guide, Prem, during the Manaslu Circuit Helicopter Return trekking in Nepal was absolutely incredible! From start to finish, the team’s professionalism, expertise, and genuine care for our safety and enjoyment were truly commendable. A heartfelt thank you for making this journey one I’ll cherish forever. Highly recommended!

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Majestic views of the towering Manaslu peak.

Experience the awe-inspiring majesty of the towering Manaslu peak as it dominates the horizon. Its snow-capped summit reaches towards the heavens, casting a spellbinding allure upon all who lay eyes upon it. Its grandeur serves as a constant companion, guiding your journey through the breathtaking landscapes of the Manaslu region.

Trekking through remote and pristine landscapes

Embark on a remarkable adventure as you trek through remote and pristine landscapes during the Manaslu trek. Leave behind the bustling world and step into a realm of untouched beauty and tranquility. Traverse rugged trails that wind through verdant valleys, dense forests, and alpine meadows, each step bringing you closer to the heart of this natural wonderland. Immerse yourself in the serenity of nature, far away from the noise and chaos of everyday life, and let the untouched wilderness of the Manaslu region captivate your soul.

Cultural immersion in traditional mountain villages.

Indulge in a cultural immersion like no other as you visit traditional mountain villages during your Manaslu trek. These villages are nestled amidst the picturesque landscapes, offering a glimpse into the rich heritage and way of life of the local communities. Immerse yourself in their traditions, customs, and warm hospitality as you interact with the friendly villagers. Discover the unique architecture of their traditional houses, adorned with intricate woodwork and vibrant colors. Engage in conversations with the locals, learn about their ancient traditions, and savor delicious local cuisine that reflects the flavors of the region. This cultural immersion will leave you with a deep appreciation for the mountain communities and their enduring connection with the land.

After an unforgettable trekking experience, treat yourself to the extraordinary Manaslu Heli Tour for your return journey. Soar above the majestic Himalayan range in a helicopter, witnessing unparalleled aerial views of the snow-capped peaks, dramatic valleys, and pristine landscapes that you traversed on foot. This bird’s-eye perspective offers a breathtaking panorama, allowing you to truly grasp the grandeur of the Himalayas. Capture awe-inspiring photographs, etching the memories of your Manaslu adventure even deeper. The Manaslu Heli Tour is the perfect finale, providing a remarkable and unforgettable way to bid farewell to the enchanting Manaslu region

Crossing the challenging Larkya La Pass.

Prepare yourself for an exhilarating and challenging endeavor as you conquer the mighty Larkya La Pass during your Manaslu trek. This formidable mountain pass stands as a testament to nature’s raw power and showcases your determination and resilience.

As you ascend higher into the rugged terrain, the air becomes thinner and the landscape more rugged. The Larkya La Pass presents a true test of your physical and mental strength. Step by step, you push forward, overcoming steep inclines, icy trails, and unpredictable weather conditions. The panoramic views that greet you along the way are both a reward and a reminder of the awe-inspiring beauty that awaits.

Reaching the summit of Larkya La Pass is an extraordinary achievement. From this vantage point, the world unfolds before you, revealing a breathtaking tapestry of snow-capped peaks, deep valleys, and untouched wilderness. Take a moment to relish in your accomplishment, savoring the unparalleled sense of accomplishment and the realization that you have triumphed over this formidable obstacle.

The crossing of Larkya La Pass not only tests your physical limits but also instills a profound sense of self-discovery and inner strength. It is a testament to the indomitable human spirit and the ability to conquer even the most challenging of obstacles. As you descend from the pass, carry with you the memories and lessons learned, forever transformed by this unforgettable experience.

Aerial tour of the breathtaking Himalayan range.

Experience the Himalayan range in all its awe-inspiring glory through an unforgettable aerial tour during your best Manaslu trekking adventure. Board a helicopter and soar high above the lofty peaks, gaining a perspective that unveils the true magnitude and beauty of this majestic mountain range.

As you ascend into the sky, the Himalayas stretch out before you, revealing a mesmerizing panorama of snow-capped peaks, jagged ridges, and deep valleys. The sheer magnitude of the mountains is humbling, their grandeur filling you with a sense of wonder and reverence.

From the helicopter’s window, witness iconic peaks such as Manaslu, Annapurna, and Ganesh Himal as they pierce the sky, their majestic presence leaving you breathless. Marvel at the cascading glaciers, pristine lakes, and cascading waterfalls that adorn the landscape below, adding to the ethereal beauty of the region.

As you fly over the Manaslu Conservation Area, a sense of tranquility washes over you, knowing that this protected sanctuary is home to a diverse array of flora and fauna. Spot the elusive Himalayan wildlife from above, including snow leopards, musk deer, and colorful birds, adding a touch of enchantment to your journey.

The aerial tour of the Himalayan range offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience, allowing you to witness the sheer majesty of this natural wonderland from a privileged viewpoint. The memories of this breathtaking adventure will stay with you long after you have returned to solid ground, forever etching the beauty of the Himalayas into your heart and soul.

Experiencing the tranquility of Manaslu Conservation Area.

Indulge in the serenity and tranquility of the Manaslu Conservation Area during your trekking expedition. This pristine sanctuary is a haven of natural beauty, offering a respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. As you traverse through this protected area, you will be immersed in a world untouched by modern development, where nature reigns supreme.

The Manaslu Conservation Area is renowned for its lush forests, meandering rivers, and alpine landscapes. The air is crisp and pure, and the sounds of chirping birds and rustling leaves create a symphony of tranquility. Allow yourself to be enveloped by the calmness that permeates the atmosphere, finding solace in the embrace of nature’s embrace.

While journeying through the Manaslu Conservation Area, you will witness the harmony between humans and nature. The local communities here have coexisted with the land for generations, practicing sustainable livelihoods and preserving the region’s unique biodiversity. Engage with the locals and learn about their conservation efforts, gaining a deeper appreciation for their commitment to preserving this natural treasure.

As you walk the trails, be prepared to encounter a diverse range of flora and fauna. The conservation area is home to numerous plant species, including rhododendrons, magnolias, and medicinal herbs. Keep a keen eye out for wildlife such as Himalayan tahr, musk deer, and various bird species, as they move gracefully through their natural habitats.

The tranquility of the Manaslu Conservation Area is a gift to the soul, allowing you to disconnect from the outside world and reconnect with the rhythms of nature. Bask in the stillness, find solace in the breathtaking vistas, and let the peace wash over you, creating lasting memories of a truly serene experience.

Witnessing diverse flora and fauna along the trail.

Embark on the Manaslu trekking adventure and be captivated by the diverse flora and fauna along the trail. Marvel at the vibrant rhododendron forests, meadows adorned with colorful wildflowers, and towering trees that stand as sentinels of the landscape. Keep a keen eye out for elusive wildlife such as the snow leopard, musk deer, and various bird species, adding a touch of enchantment to your unforgettable journey.

Captivating waterfalls and snow-fed rivers.

As you trek through the captivating Manaslu region, be enchanted by the sight of mesmerizing waterfalls cascading down rocky cliffs and snow-fed rivers meandering through the pristine landscapes. The gushing waters create a symphony of sounds, providing a soothing backdrop to your trekking adventure. Pause to admire their beauty, feel their refreshing mist on your skin, and let their natural elegance leave an indelible mark on your Manaslu experience.

Route of Manaslu trek difficulties

The route of the Manaslu trek presents a variety of difficulties that trekkers should be aware of and adequately prepared for. Here are some of the challenges you may encounter along the Manaslu trek:

Altitude: The trek reaches high elevations, with the highest point being the Larkya La Pass at approximately 5,160 meters (16,930 feet). Altitude sickness can be a concern, and proper acclimatization is crucial to minimize the risks.

Steep and Challenging Terrain: The trail includes steep ascents and descents, rocky paths, and uneven terrain. This requires a good level of physical fitness, balance, and endurance.

Remote Location: The Manaslu region is relatively remote, with limited access to amenities and medical facilities. Proper planning, including carrying essential supplies, is necessary.

Weather Conditions: The weather in the Himalayas can be unpredictable and change rapidly. Trekkers may encounter heavy rainfall, snowfall, and strong winds, particularly during the monsoon and winter seasons.

Length and Duration: The Manaslu trek typically takes around 14 to 18 days to complete, depending on the itinerary. It involves long hours of walking each day, and trekkers should be prepared for extended periods of physical exertion.

Permits and Regulations: The Manaslu region falls under restricted trekking areas in Nepal. Trekkers must obtain special permits and trek with a registered guide or as part of a licensed trekking agency.

It is highly recommended to undertake the Manaslu trek with experienced guides, carry necessary equipment, and consult with a medical professional before embarking on the journey. Proper physical conditioning, acclimatization, and adherence to safety guidelines are essential to ensure a safe and enjoyable trekking experience.

Local Currency for the Manaslu trekking

While on the Manaslu trekking, it is advisable to carry enough cash with you as access to banking services and ATMs may be limited or unavailable in remote areas. The local currency of Nepal is the Nepalese Rupee (NPR). It is best to have a sufficient amount of cash in small denominations for your expenses during the trek, such as accommodation, meals, and purchasing supplies or souvenirs from local shops.

Before starting the trek, it is recommended to exchange your currency to Nepalese Rupees in Kathmandu, as it may be more challenging to find currency exchange services along the trekking route. Additionally, ensure that your cash is kept secure and protected throughout the journey.

Keep in mind that some lodges and teahouses along the Manaslu trek may accept major foreign currencies or even credit cards, but it’s always better to have cash as a backup, as these options may not be widely available or reliable in remote areas.

It’s also worth noting that while planning your budget, consider the cost of necessary permits, fees, and any additional expenses you may incur during the trek. Consult with your trekking agency or guide for a better understanding of the estimated costs and currency requirements for the Manaslu trek.

ATMs during Manaslu trek

Access to ATMs during the Manaslu trek is limited, especially in the remote areas. It’s important to be prepared and carry enough cash with you to cover your expenses throughout the trek. While there are a few ATMs in certain towns along the Manaslu route, they may not always be reliable due to various factors such as power outages or network issues.

The last place to find ATMs before beginning the Manaslu trek is usually in the town of Soti Khola. However, it is recommended to withdraw or exchange enough cash in Kathmandu before starting the trek. This ensures that you have the necessary funds for your entire journey, including accommodation, meals, permits, and any additional expenses.

If you find yourself in need of cash during the trek and there are no functioning ATMs available, some lodges or guesthouses may offer cash advances or allow you to pay by credit card, but this cannot be guaranteed in remote areas. Therefore, it is essential to carry enough cash with you to avoid any inconveniences or difficulties during the trek.

Keep your cash secure and protected throughout the journey, and consider distributing it in different locations for added safety. It’s also a good idea to inform your trekking guide or agency about your cash requirements so that they can provide you with appropriate guidance and support during the trek.

Manaslu trek with guide and Porter or with out 

Embarking on the Manaslu trek with a guide and porter is highly recommended for a safe and enjoyable experience. A guide brings valuable expertise, ensuring you stay on the right path, navigate challenging sections, and providing insights into the local culture and surroundings. They can also assist with necessary permits and accommodations. A porter lightens your load, allowing you to focus on the trek itself without the burden of carrying heavy backpacks. They are familiar with the terrain and can efficiently transport your belongings. Having a guide and porter enhances safety, convenience, and cultural immersion, making your Manaslu trek an unforgettable journey.

Manaslu trek cost- Price

The cost of the Manaslu trek can vary depending on several factors such as the duration of the trek, the level of services and accommodations chosen, the inclusion of a guide and porter, and the season of the trek. However, as a rough estimate, the cost of the Manaslu trek typically falls within the range of 790 to 1200 USD per person.

This cost generally covers permits and fees, transportation to and from the trekking starting point, accommodation and meals during the trek, the services of a licensed guide, and a porter to carry your belongings. It’s important to note that this estimate may not include international flights, travel insurance, visa fees, personal expenses, and additional services or activities.

To get an accurate and detailed cost breakdown for your specific Manaslu trek, it is advisable to contact reputable trekking agencies(Safe Holiday Adventure) or tour operators. They can provide you with comprehensive information on the inclusions, exclusions, and optional services available, allowing you to plan your budget accordingly and choose the options that best suit your preferences and needs.

Food and Accommodation during Manaslu trekking

During the Manaslu trek, food and accommodation are typically provided by teahouses or lodges along the trekking route. Teahouses are basic guesthouses that offer rooms and dining facilities for trekkers. Here’s some information about food and accommodation during the Manaslu trek:

Accommodation: Teahouses provide simple and comfortable accommodation options such as private or shared rooms with basic amenities like beds, blankets, and pillows. Keep in mind that the facilities become more basic as you ascend to higher altitudes. It’s advisable to bring a sleeping bag or rent one for colder nights.

Food: Teahouses also serve meals, providing a range of local and international dishes. Common meal options include dal bhat (rice, lentils, and vegetables), noodle soups, momos (dumplings), pasta, pancakes, and more. Vegetarian and non-vegetarian options are available, but the variety and availability may be limited in remote areas. It’s important to note that the food is cooked fresh, so it’s advisable to stick to well-cooked and hygienic meals to avoid any gastrointestinal issues.

Drinking Water: It is recommended to bring water purification tablets or a water filter to treat water from streams and taps along the trail. Alternatively, bottled water can be purchased at teahouses, but keep in mind that the prices increase with altitude.

Charging and Wi-Fi: Most teahouses have facilities to charge electronic devices, but it’s advisable to carry spare batteries or power banks. Wi-Fi is available in some teahouses, but the connection can be unreliable and may incur an additional fee.

The cost of food and accommodation is generally included in the overall package or trekking cost if you book through a trekking agency. If you’re trekking independently, you will need to pay for meals and accommodations separately at each teahouse along the way. It’s always recommended to carry some cash in small denominations to settle your bills at the teahouses.

Manaslu Circuit Helicopter Trek – FAQs

What is the Manaslu Circuit Helicopter Trek?

The Manaslu Circuit Helicopter Trek is a unique trekking experience that combines trekking along a part of the Manaslu Circuit trail with helicopter transfers, offering a faster and more scenic way to explore the region.

How long does the Manaslu Circuit Helicopter Trek with Safe Holiday Adventure in Nepal typically take?

The Manaslu Circuit Helicopter Trek with Safe Holiday Adventure usually takes around 10 days, including trekking and helicopter transfers.

What is the level of difficulty for the Manaslu Circuit Helicopter Trek?

The Manaslu Circuit Helicopter Trek is considered moderately challenging. It involves both trekking and helicopter flights, so a reasonable level of fitness and previous trekking experience is recommended.

What permits are required for the Manaslu Circuit Helicopter Trek?

You will need the Manaslu Restricted Area Permit and the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) for the Manaslu Circuit Helicopter Trek.

Is altitude sickness a concern during the Manaslu Circuit Helicopter Trek?

Yes, altitude sickness can be a concern as the trek reaches high elevations. It’s important to acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and listen to your guide’s instructions.

Are there teahouses or lodges along the Manaslu Circuit Helicopter Trek?

Yes, there are teahouses and lodges available along the trekking route where you can find accommodation and meals.

Can I trek independently or do I need a guide?

For the Manaslu Circuit Helicopter Trek, it is mandatory to trek with a licensed guide for your safety and to comply with the trekking regulations.

Is travel insurance necessary for the Manaslu Circuit Helicopter Trek?

Yes, travel insurance is highly recommended. It should cover trekking at high altitudes, emergency helicopter evacuation, medical expenses, and trip cancellation.

What kind of helicopters are used for the transfers?

Safe Holiday Adventure uses reliable helicopters with experienced pilots for the transfers during the Manaslu Circuit Helicopter Trek.

Can I customize the itinerary of the Manaslu Circuit Helicopter Trek?

Yes, Safe Holiday Adventure can customize the itinerary based on your preferences, subject to feasibility and additional costs if applicable.

Are vegetarian and special dietary requirements accommodated during the trek?

Yes, teahouses along the trekking route usually offer vegetarian meal options, and special dietary requirements can be accommodated with prior notice.

What should I pack for the Manaslu Circuit Helicopter Trek?

A detailed packing list will be provided by Safe Holiday Adventure, but essentials include trekking gear, layers of clothing, sturdy trekking boots, a sleeping bag, and personal hygiene items.

Are there any age restrictions for the Manaslu Circuit Helicopter Trek?

The trek is suitable for individuals of various age groups, but it is recommended to consult with Safe Holiday Adventure to ensure the trek is suitable for your specific circumstances.

What is the best time of year for the Manaslu Circuit Helicopter Trek?

The best time for the Manaslu Circuit Helicopter Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is generally clear and stable.

How can I book the Manaslu Circuit Helicopter Trek with Safe Holiday Adventure?

You can book the Manaslu Circuit Helicopter Trek with Safe Holiday Adventure by contacting them directly

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