Manaslu Circuit Trek from Germany

28 December, 2023 By Dambar Khadka

Manaslu Circuit trek from Germany (Manaslu Himalaya Reisen) takes a connective flight from Germany to Kathmandu Valley. You can select several countries from which you can transit to land in Nepal, as there is no direct flight to Nepal from Germany available. Similarly, you can choose countries including Malaysia, Singapore, Qatar, India, and Shreelanka to arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, Nepal. The Tribhuvan International Airport is the sole airport in Nepal that provides international flight services, the gateway to Nepal.

Manaslu is located in the North-East of Kathmandu in the Gorkha district of Nepal. The world’s eighth-highest mountain, Mount Manaslu, is elevated at a height of 8163 meters above sea level. Mt. Manaslu is also known as the Mountain of Spirit.

Manaslu Circuit trek not only involves trekking around Mt. Manaslu but also the famous Himalayas involving Himal chuli, Nagdi Chuli, Manaslu, Shringi Himal, and Ganesh Himal can be spotted while trekking to Manaslu Circuit from Germany.

Nepal Visa for Manaslu Circuit Trek from Germany

Regarding the On Arrival Visa, you can quickly get an Arrival Visa at the International Airport for the Trek to the Manaslu circuit via Germany. The single entrance on Arrivals visa will be valid for 15, 30, and 90 days. Travelers must have six months of passport validation to get Nepal on arrival visa.

Pick Up and Hotel Services

Travelers can use their preferences while they journey to Manaslu Circuit from Germany. If travelers want us to organize pick-up and accommodation services, Boundless Adventure is here for you.

We can send our representative to the airport along with the private vehicles to help the travelers reach the hotels. We can also manage comfortable hotels for travelers, but if travelers want to manage the hotel independently without any interference, they can manage by themselves. Similarly, we don’t mind catching you at your hotel.

Manaslu Circuit Trek

After arrival from Germany for the Manaslu trek, you can choose an itinerary as per your preference; however, we provide you 14 days of trekking itinerary. During the journey of the Manaslu Circuit, you can see the spectacular view of the world’s eighth-highest peak, Mt. Manaslu, which is elevated at 8163m from the sea level. Mt. Manaslu is located in the ridges of the Mansiri Himalayan range of Manaslu Conservation Area. The maximum altitude of Manaslu Circuit Trek is 5106 m from the sea level at Larkya- La Pass.

Mount Manaslu
Manaslu Circuit Trek from Germany

 Manaslu Circuit is on the border between Gorkha and Manang districts and close to the border of Tibet. Manaslu Circuit is considered one of the most popular and top treks in the Nepal Himalayas because it is less crowded, even during the best trekking seasons.

The Trek takes travelers to the most remote and isolated off-path regions, where you can enjoy the unique cultures of Buddhism. Manaslu Region covers two significant regions, the Hilly and Tibetan Mountain Regions, which are rich in cultural diversity. The majority of the population of this region follows Buddhism. You can participate in their cultural activities and enjoy the culture as the inhabitants are amicable and will provide a comfortable environment with warm hospitality.

Permits

The Nepal government has declared the Manaslu Region a restricted area. You can obtain a special permit from the Department of Immigration through a government-authorized trekking agency. Boundless Adventure is an authorized trekking agency that can also provide the necessary licenses for Manaslu Himalaya Reisen.

Three kinds of permits are required for Manaslu Circuit Trekking: ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Permit), MCAP (Manaslu Conservation Area Permit), and Restricted Area Permit. Obtaining all these permits to trek on the Manaslu Circuit is necessary.

Ground Transportation

After arriving from Germany, travelers can get private and public transportation services according to their preference for their Trek to Manaslu Circuit. Buses are the public method of transportation, while private cabs, jeeps, and cars are the private method of transportation.

If you want your journey to Manaslu Reisen via public transportation, you can get it from Machha Pokhari Bus Park in Kathmandu; if not, a private vehicle will leave your hotel directly.

Details Itinerary

According to our Boundless Adventure, the itinerary from Germany to Manaslu Circuit will be 14 days. We can reschedule the trek itinerary if travelers want to shorten their journey.

Day 1: Pick up from International airport (1380 meters)

 Welcome to Nepal. Our representative will pick you up from the International Airport and take you to the hotel in Thamel.

We warmly welcome you on the very first day. After refreshments, we will brief you about the following days.

Day 2: Drive to Machha Khola. (930 meters)

 You can get a public bus and a private jeep for your journey. But we recommend you take a private jeep because it will be safer and more comfortable than public vehicles.

After breakfast early in the morning in Kathmandu, we drive to Machha Khola, the starting point of Manaslu Circuit Trek. It will take a 9 to 10-hour jeep ride from Kathmandu to reach Machha Khola. The distance from Kathmandu to Machha Khola is approximately 87 miles, but because of the off-road, it takes longer to reach our destination. Our first drive will be through the Prithvi Highway, which connects Kathmandu and Pokhara.

 During our journey, we will turn off to Dhading and enjoy the surrounding landscapes of the terraced hillside and rice fields. We will stay at the Maccha Khola Hotel the following night.

Day 3: Trek to Jagat( 1410 meters)

The Trek to Jagat from Machha Khola covers 13.7 miles and takes approximately 5 to 6 hours. Throughout our Trek to Jagat, we will hike towards Khorla besi from Machha Khola, crossing a stream after breakfast.

On our way to Jagat, we will walk through Tatopani, a natural hot spring, where we can take a meditational bath and relax peacefully for some time along with Dobhan and Budi Gandaki valleys. After ascending and descending steps, we will cross the yaru khola and climb the Thado bearing (kind of staircase). Then, after reaching Jagat, we will stay overnight.

Day 4: Trek to Dyang (1800 meters)

After breakfast, we will trek from Jagat to Dyang, crossing 12.3 miles, which will take approximately 6 to 8 hours. Trek to Dying from Jagat is a journey throughout Salleri, Paimo, Sirdibas, Philim, Ekla basti, and Nyak villages.

 Trekking to Dyang starts at the beginning of trekking to the restricted areas of Manaslu. We will hike uphill to Rana village, exploring the culture, lifestyle, and local practices of the different tribes. The trail leads to the beautiful view of two mountains, Mt. Ganesh and Mt. Himchuli, along with the scenery of Nepal’s national flower, Rhododendron.

Not only this, but we will also go through dense forests of oak, pine, and birch trees, which are the habitat of various birds and wildlife, including Himalayan Black bears, Red pandas, and Snow leopards. After that, we can take a side trip to the Namley Monastery and stay overnight at the lodge.

Day 5: Trek to Namrung (2660 meters)

Trek to Namrung village covers 12.1 miles from Dyang, taking approximately 5 to 6 hours to go through several villages via Ranagaon, Bihi, and Pork villages. The Trek to Namrung from Dyang is considered one of the most beautiful.

 You will have your breakfast and leave for Lihi village, which has a beautiful view of the rhododendron and the enchanting art of Buddha. You will walk around the world’s eighth-highest peak at 8153 Mt. Mansalu, one of the main approaches to the Trek to Manaslu.

After walking in the Manaslu Conservation Area, you will finally reach the Namrung village, and we will stay overnight there in the Lodge.

Day 6: Trek to Samagaon (3530 meters)

You will have breakfast at the tea house of the Namrung and begin your trek to Samagaon, which covers a distance of 10.9 miles and takes approximately 5 to 6 hours. The journey to Samagaon involves the beauty of culture as you can find small cultural flags of Buddhists around the traditional houses, monasteries, and chortens.

You will have lunch and dinner and spend your night in Samagaon’s tea house.

Day 7: Acclimatization Day

Due to the increase in the Altitude of Samagaon (3530 meters) compared to previous treks, your body will need rest, and sometimes, adapting to the surrounding altitude for acclimatization is necessary. As Samagaon is at higher Altitude, it’s an ideal point for acclimatization. We will keep climbing to a higher altitude, so we have to adapt to the altitude of our surroundings. Acclimatization and rest are necessary to climb the Larkya-La Pass without having any mountain sickness.

You can utilize your acclimatization day to explore the culture of the inhabitants of Samagaon, where you can learn about various things, including their lifestyle, language, profession, and so on. Trekkers can take a side trip to Birendra Tal or Manaslu Base Camp, depending on their choice and preference.

After you trek, again, you will be at the tea house of the Samagaon, enjoying your dinner and spending overnight in the same place.

Day 8: Trek to Samdo (3690 meters)

After having breakfast at the tea house in Samagaon, Your journey to Samdo from Samagaon begins with your walk of approximately 4 to 5 hours through an isolated trail covering a distance of 10.1 miles. Samdo village is situated at an Altitude of 3690 meters above sea level.

 On your journey from Samagaun to Samdo, you will pass through snowcapped mountains, verdant forests, alpine meadows, juniper and birch forest. It would be best to cross the bridge between Lela Kharka and Khermo Kharka along with the Budi Gandaki River to reach the destination. The Trek also takes you to the Manaslu Conservation Area, where you can explore the culture and lifestyle of its inhabitants. Your lunch, dinner, and overnight stay will be at Samdo’s tea house.

Day 9: Trek to Dharmasala (4470 meters)

Dharmasala is also known as Larkya Phedi,, the final part of Manaslu Circuit Trek before Larkya-La Pass. The distance between Samdo and Dharmasala covers 7.2 miles, taking approximately 4 to 5 hours. The altitude of Dharmasala is higher, but the journey from Samdo to Dharmasala is short, so your body can adapt to the change of higher altitude. The higher altitude may cause Mountain sickness, so your body requires proper rest.

The Trek to Dharmasala blends adventure, culture, and natural beauty. The mesmerizing view of Manaslu, Syacha Glacier, Jarkya Himal, Narsing Himal, Yamnag Glacier, and Fukang Glacier will force you to explore Dharmasala more. Dharmasala is a gem of Manaslu Trek, gifted with many lakes, waterfalls, and tourist attractions. Since most of Dharmasala represents a blend of Tibetan Buddhism, you can find monasteries, temples, vintage forts, and museums while exploring Dharmasala in Manaslu Trek. Your lunch, dinner, and overnight stay will be at Dharmasala’s teahouse.

Day 10: Larkya-La Pass and Bhimthang (5106 meters)

Larkya-La Pass is the highest pass on the entire Trek to Manaslu Circuit. The pass connects the link between Budi Gandaki Valley and Marshyangdi Valley. The restricted area will end from the top point of the Larkya-La pass.

After having breakfast in the Dharmasala lodge and packing lunch, you will begin your journey to Larkya-La Pass. On your trip to Larkya-La pass, you will go through a high Snowy Mountain, strong winds, and sudden weather changes, so you must be well prepared for the upcoming adventurous challenge with proper clothing.

Larkya–La Pass provides beautiful panoramic views of several mountains, including Mount Manaslu, Annapurna II, Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kang Guru, and other peaks Mountains, which makes the Manaslu Circuit Trek more interesting.

After riching in Larkya-La pass and enjoying the beautiful scenery of the mesmerizing views of the surrounding mountains, you will fall towards Bhimthang Phedi (3720 meters). After dinner at the tea house, you will rest in Bhimthang Phedi after your adventurous and tiring day.

Day 11: Trek to Tilje (2255 meters)

Tilje is a small village in the Gurung community used for the Manaslu Trek route. The Trek to Tilije from Larkya-La Pass covers a distance of 20 km and takes approximately 6 hours.

Trek to Tilije will be a return journey. After having a warm breakfast in Bhimthang, you pack your stuff and start your journey to Manaslu Circuit.

You will walk through the dense forest of Rhododendron, Lush fields, and river banks to reach Tilje. During your descending journey, you will explore several villages, including Kharche, Hampuk, Puktu Kharka, and Gho. You will have lunch at Kharche during your trek to Tilije.

 You will be amazed by the sunrise view of the Himalayas, including Cheo Himal, Mount Manslu, and Phungi, on your way to Tilije. Dinner and overnight will be at Tilije’s tea house.

Day 12: Trek to Dharapani and drive to Kathmandu

Trek to Dharapani is the end of your Manaslu Trekking Journey. After having breakfast at the tea house of the Tilije, you will start your Manaslu trek to Dharapani early in the morning. The Trek to Dharapani follows the walk through the Marsyangdi Riverside.

After reaching Dharapani, you will end your walk and catch a bus or a private jeep to Besishahar. You will have breakfast at the Besishahar restaurant and leave for Kathmandu after resting for a while. The beauty of the landscapes throughout the drive will be unique with beautiful views of lush hills, mountain ranges, and waterfalls. You can have your lunch at the place where the jeep or bus stops for your relaxation, as you want during your return journey.

As you arrive in Kathmandu, you will drop by your Hotel for dinner and rest overnight.

 Day 13: Kathmandu Explore Days (Options) UNESCO

Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal, and it is famous for its ancient monuments and cultural heritage sites, including Boudhanath, Swayambhu, and Pashupatinath. You can explore different cultural heritage sites if you prefer. Kathmandu represents a single religion and other religions in the same place. You can find the statue of Lord Buddha in the Hindu’s most worshipped lord, Shiva’s Temple, which is Pashupatinath. You can explore through peaceful cultural sites and enjoy the ancient building arts around the valley.

After roaming around Kathmandu Valley, you will have dinner and stay overnight at the Hotel of Kathmandu.

If you choose to explore further areas of Nepal, including the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Everest Base Camp Trek, and Dhhorpatan, we can organize other trekking services for you besides exploring the Kathmandu Valley.

Day 14: Departure

Our Boundless Adventure will drop you off at the Tribhuvan International Airport with a goodbye until we meet again. We assure you that until the end of your journey to Manaslu Trek (Nepal) from Germany, you will be overwhelmed by the warm treatment from the people of Nepal.

Check-out time at the Hotel will be at noon.

Best Seasons for Manaslu Circuit

The best seasons for Manaslu Circuit trekking are spring, April, May, and autumn, September, October, and November. The weather will be ideal, with a clear vision of mesmerizing mountain vistas, sky, mild temperatures, and celebration of different festivals.

Exploring the beauty of the Manaslu region in the changing seasons will help you experience the surrounding environment more deeply.

Solo Traveling and Guide for Manaslu Trek

The Nepal Government bans Solo Traveling in the Manaslu Circuit as it lies under restricted areas. At least two or more persons are needed to trek in Restricted Areas; a special permit is required from the government-authorized Trekking agency. However, Boundless Adventure also provides permits for restricted areas from Kathmandu.

 A professional guide is needed to navigate the Trek in the Manaslu Circuit.

We can provide you with a professional guide who can speak German fluently along with the International Language (English).

Insurance

Insurance is necessary while you are traveling to Nepal Himalayas from Germany. Travelers may suffer from mountain sickness while trekking at high altitudes, mainly up to 6000 meters.

The government of Nepal does not provide any insurance to travelers so you must get insurance from your own country, Germany.

Our package only provides insurance for a local Guide but not for travelers.

Your Trekking Gears

Typically, Gears are essential items that facilitate an easy and comfortable trek or hike throughout the journey. Trekking in the Himalayas is always amazing but you should be careful and prepared with various trekking equipment so that, you can avoid any problems that may occur during the Trek.

You don’t have to be worried about Trekking Gears. You can easily buy or rent trekking gear in Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal.

List of Trekking Gears:

Clothing Accessories

  • Lightweight and quick-drying pants
  • Moisture wicking innerwear
  • Hat and Sun Glasses to be protected from U.V. rays
  • Scarf to protect face and neck
  • Waterproof soft-shell Jacket
  • Fleece Jacket
  • Thick woolen warming hiking-specific socks
  • Hiking Boots
  • Lightweight Gloves
  • Gaiters
  • Thermal and moisture-wicking underwear

Other Essentials

  • Sleeping Bag (35 to 50 Liters) is most suitable
  • Backpack with rain cover
  • Personal Medical Kit provides more safety
  • Trekking Poles for suitability
  • Headlamp.
  • Large Handkerchief
  • Loose battery and battery charger
  • Navigation System
  • Camera and Binoculars
  • Reusable Water bottle
  • Toiletries and Hygiene Products
  • Soap and Shampoo
  • Deodorants
  • Menstruation Products for Women
  • Tissue paper or Toilet rolls (You can get them in every lodge)
  • Hand Sanitizer

Body Moisturizer

  • Lip Balm
  • Bug Repellent
  • Sun cream
  • Optional
  • Novel and Books
  • Trail Maps
  • Stationary for journal
  • Energy Bars and Sweet Chocolates

Book the Trek with Boundless Adventure

Boundless Adventure is one of the adventure companies, located in Thamel, Kathmandu Nepal. It has been providing trekking tour services since 1992 A.D.

We have been organizing inbound tours, trekking packages in Nepal, and outbound tours in Bhutan and Tibet. As a well-experienced company with an expert leader, Boundless Adventure has successfully provided trekking services to thousands of National and International trekkers in high and low Altitudes of Nepal Himalayas since 1992 A.D.

Last but not least, German citizens are kindly invited to visit Nepal for the Manaslu Circuit trek, (Manaslu Himalaya Reisen). Boundless Adventure gives a restricted area permit to you to trek in Manaslu Circuit along with other breathtaking areas of Nepal.

We assure you that you will be overwhelmed by the hospitality we provide.

Dambar Khadka

Dambar Khadka, a passionate adventurer and the founder of Boundless Adventure Nepal, has spent his entire life writing about nature and Nepal's developing tourism business. Dambar's passion with nature and its different cultures began as a child in Nepal's stunning landscapes. He began writing following successful treks and expeditions across Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan. Dambar Khadka created Boundless Adventure Nepal in 1992 to share the majesty of the Nepal Himalayas with the rest of the planet. As an explorer and writer, he is committed to responsible tourism and cultural connection, allowing readers and adventurers to immerse themselves in Nepal's enchantment through his works.

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