Frequent Questions

Frequent Questions

FAQs of Manaslu Trek

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

If you are planning to trek in the Manaslu region of Nepal, you will have many questions and even more doubts. What will be some of the requirements for your trek? What would be the essentials you should check on before you go ahead and confirm with your tour operator for your dream trek in the Himalayas? This section is a pointer to what facilities an ideal agency should be offering you on your trek and answers to some of the Frequently Asked Questions before starting the trek.

Do I need trekking permits for Manaslu Trek? 

For any foreign trekkers or visitors interested in trekking, peak climbing, expedition, or other adventurous activities in Nepal, a trekking permit is necessary. In the case of Manaslu, a special trekking permit is required, which can be obtained from the Department of Immigration, Manaslu, and the Annapurna Conservation Area project through any authorized and registered trekking companies in Nepal. If you plan to do peak climbing and expedition, you will also need a climbing permit from either the Nepal Mountaineering Association (for trekking peaks) or the Ministry of Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation under the Tourism Industry Division.

Special permit of Manaslu Fee

USD 100.00 per week then USD 15.00 per day extra from September to November

USD 75.00 per week then USD 10.00 per day extra from December to August.

Special permit of Tsum valley Fee

USD 40.00 Per week then USD 7.00 per day extra from September to November

USD 30.00 per week then USD 7.00 per day extra from December to August.


Rs 3,000.00 per person


Rs 3,000.00 per person

Notes: MCAP means Manaslu Conservation Area Project and ACAP means Annapurna Conservation Area Project

To get a group Trekking Permit in Manaslu an application form with other relevant documents should be submitted through any registered trekking agency in Nepal. Trekking Permits Issuing Offices: Dept. of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Kathmandu. 

When to Trek?

Manaslu Trek takes you from 500m to 5,106m Larkya la pass. You can do Manaslu trek throughout the year. During monsoons and winter, you can do lower Manaslu region trekking.

January - February

Cold and icy. But clear sky

Very cold in the mountain. Heavy snowfall

March – April

Good weather

Pleasant weather with wonderful Rhododendron forest

May – June

Hot and hazy with rains

Rhododendrons blooming and monsoon begins

July – September


Rainfall with mud and leeches.

October – November

Fabulous and Magnificent

Busy month with good weather.


Getting colder

Winter start.

Can I Trek Manaslu Trek alone or independently?

Lower Manaslu region can trek alone or independently without the need for a special permit. However, trekking in the upper Manaslu region requires you to trek in a group of at least two people accompanied by a registered trekking guide from an authorized trekking company in Nepal. This requirement is in accordance with the trekking act of Nepal.

How difficult are the treks? 

Manaslu Circuit trek is not a difficult trekking trail, with wide and well-maintained paths. However, this trek does require a good level of physical fitness and endurance. The pace at which you hike is up to you, and our friendly and dependable porters are available to assist you with your personal gear.

Are the trails overcrowded?

Compared to the Annapurna and Everest regions, the Manaslu region is less crowded, but the demand for trekking in Manaslu is increasing year by year.

What about overnight accommodation in Manaslu

Accommodations in the Manaslu region are mostly lodges. Lodges are available in most places along the trekking route, but the quality and amenities may vary. In the Tsum Valley, some lodges may have more basic facilities. However, it is important to note that in the lower Manaslu region, especially for treks that cross the Rupina La pass, camping may be necessary due to the lack of lodges in the area. It is always best to consult with your trekking company or guide for the most up-to-date information on accommodation options.

How long the trek goes?

The duration of the trek depends on the specific itinerary and preferences of the trekkers. Manaslu Circuit trek typically takes between 14 to 18 days to complete, depending on the starting and ending points, the route taken, and the pace of the trekker. However, the trek can be customized to include additional side trips, rest days, and cultural visits to nearby villages. It is important to plan for adequate time to acclimatize to the high altitude and to enjoy the stunning scenery of the Manaslu region.

What happens, if there is an emergency? 

Manaslu Tours prides itself on being prepared for any emergency situation. Our guides are trained in first aid and can handle most basic ailments that may occur during a trek. We strongly advise our valuable clients to obtain full insurance coverage for medical emergencies, evacuation, trip cancellations, lost or damaged baggage, air delays, and helicopter evacuations before coming to Nepal. Additionally, our company provides accidental and medical insurance for our trekking staff.

How about an Insurance?

To protect yourself from unforeseen circumstances, it's highly recommended that you obtain a trip cancellation and medical insurance policy from your home country before embarking on a trek in places like Nepal and Tibet. Your medical policy should also cover the costs of transportation in case of an emergency, including helicopter or surface evacuation. Unfortunately, such insurance policies may not be available locally, and it can be costly to receive necessary treatments such as mountain rescue by helicopter and air ambulance if you fall ill. Therefore, having adequate insurance coverage is crucial to ensure you are prepared for any emergency situation that may arise during your trek.

What is the climate of Manaslu?

Manaslu region can be best described as having a subtropical monsoon climate, which is generally predictable and pleasant. The monsoon season typically lasts from the end of June to the third week of September, during which around 80 percent of the rainfall occurs. The remaining months of the year are generally dry. Spring and autumn are considered the best seasons for trekking, peak climbing, and expedition. The climate in the region can be classified into four to six seasons depending on the source.

Planning & Preparation

If you are planning a trek or expedition in the Manaslu region, it's important to know that it can be rigorous and challenging, with prolonged periods spent at high altitudes. To prepare yourself, we recommend regular practice for at least two months prior to your trip, which can include activities like running, swimming, or joining a health club. It's also a good idea to reduce or eliminate habits like drinking alcoholic beverages and smoking, which can impede acclimatization. Before embarking on your journey, it's important to consult with your doctor to assess your overall health and determine any limitations you may have. Additionally, it's essential to bring a First Aid Kit with you for any unexpected medical needs.


You are advised to own a small waist pouch or document bag to manage the following documents properly:

  • Passport with Photostat copies Photographs Identity card Diary for addresses, contact, small notes, etc.
  • Ball pens with spare refills Maps/Charts/ Books, etc.
  • Travel Cheques, Credit cards & currency.
  • Airline / Railway Tickets / Vouchers.
  • Any other documents for personal purposes. 
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