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Manaslu Circuit Trek without Guide

Manaslu Circuit Trek without Guide

Manaslu Circuit Trek takes you to the most pristine and remote trails of the Manaslu Region. Manaslu Circuit Trek without Guide is not possible, and you must be accompanied by an experienced guide to trek in this restricted area. As intriguing as the idea of solo trekking may seem in general, it is not possible for the Manaslu Circuit Trek.  The Nepal Government doesn’t allow solo trekking in the Manaslu Region because of its topography, and it is compulsory to hire a licensed guide to trek in this protected area.


Manaslu Region is isolated and is still under explored which can make traversing challenging for solo trekkers without the proper guidance from the experts. In addition, it passes through the pristine Manaslu Conservation Area, and the government has taken necessary measures to promote eco-tourism, preserve natural beauty, and improve the lives of the local community so the region is restricted and protected. Manaslu Circuit Trek passes through the off-the-beaten trails and requires you to traverse through the most remote terrains. So, being accompanied by a guide is important while trekking in the Manaslu Region. The trek can be challenging because of the elevation and rugged, steep terrain. A good level of strength, endurance, and guidance is required for the completion of this trek.


The government has made it mandatory that you must be at least two people to trek in this protected Region. Additionally, you must obtain a permit from an authorized travel agency and must be accompanied by a licensed guide.


Why Should You Trek with a Professional Guide during Manaslu Circuit Trek?



The professional and licensed guides are experts in navigation. They will accompany you throughout the journey, taking care of you and making sure that you walk through the designated routes. As you will walk through the remote trails for numerous days on rugged terrains in an unfamiliar area, navigating can be challenging. However, the guides are fully knowledgeable about the routes, and they will provide you with proper instructions about navigating through the steep and narrow sections of the trail, which will allow you to get immersed in the adventure and enjoy every moment of the journey without the fear of getting lost.


Ensuring Safety

Ensuring that the clients feel safe and secure is the first priority of the guides. The guides will not only help you with navigation but also monitor the weather conditions during the trekking days, ensuring that you will be able to traverse safely. In addition, there are certain risks and uncertainties that may occur while traveling in remote areas. Some of the most common risks include altitude sickness, accidents, or illness that may occur during any time of the journey. The guides will always be with you and will provide valuable insights into the navigation, which helps to reduce the possibility of getting injured and ways to minimize the risk of getting altitude sickness. The guides will make evacuation arrangements immediately if you need urgent medical help. Safety is one of the major reasons why you shouldn’t go Manaslu Circuit Trek without Guide.



One of the most important parts of any journey is communication. The language barrier may make it difficult for you to communicate with the locals along the way or with the hosts of the tea houses.


Similarly, the language barrier may make it challenging for you to ask for any information or request for any arrangements that you need along the way. The guides will translate the language for you and help you interact with the locals, which will help you have an interactive and engaging journey.

Betterment of the Local Economy 

Hiring the guides will help to flourish the local economy in the long run. The professional guides are also the trekking enthusiasts who share the deep love for nature. The guides who have passion for traveling get the chance to work in the area of their passion and showcase their navigation skills which will be beneficial for the local economy. The income generated through guidance will help them to sustain their livelihood.


Why Can’t You Do Manaslu Circuit Trek without a Guide? 


  • Manaslu Circuit Trek passes through a restricted area and off-beaten trekking paths which can be challenging for trekkers who aren’t familiar with the terrains and routes. So, being accompanied by the guides is important for navigation.
  • You will cross Larkya La Pass which can be challenging especially on the days when the pathways are covered with snow, so you will need a professional guide who is expert in traversing through the daunting sections.
  • The region is still very remote and gets fewer visitors compared to the mainstream destinations of Nepal, which can make you confused about the routes, so you will need an expert to accompany you to minimize the risk of getting lost during the journey.
  • Guides have valuable insights and knowledge about sustainable tourism practices and will help you trek, ensuring that there is minimum impact on the environment.
  • Trekking while being accompanied by the guide will help you feel secure and you can have an immersive sightseeing experience.
  • Guides have a proper understanding of the emergency situations and will make all the arrangements during urgency. If you trek alone and such situation arises then it will be difficult to handle the situation, the presence of a guide will help you be assured about getting help in the emergency situations. So, it is important to trek with a guide in the pristine Manaslu Region.
  • Guides will be responsible for arranging the good accommodation facilities for you. As the region is still remote the accommodation facilities can vary according to the places. The guides have better connections and will make the arrangements in the best teahouses and lodges assuring you of a comfortable stay.
  • During Manaslu Circuit Trek, you will need to incorporate the acclimatization days to get accustomed to the changing elevations. The guide will help you understand the process of acclimatization better while making sure that you get proper rest time to adapt to the changing environment, which reduces the chances of getting altitude sickness during the journey.


What Are The Perks of Trekking with Adventure Great Himalaya? 

Pre Arrangements of Transportation

During Manaslu Circuit Trek, you will also be taking a bus or a jeep ride. You will enjoy an adventurous drive to Machha Khola from Kathmandu and again drive back to Kathmandu upon completion of the trek. We will make all the pre-arrangements of the ground transportation ensuring you have a comfortable journey.


Arrangements of Guides and Porter


As Manaslu Circuit Trek without Guide is not possible, and you will need an experienced and licensed guide. We will arrange an experienced guide with good navigation skills and deep knowledge of the local culture who will take care of you throughout the journey. Similarly, we will also arrange the Porter, who will assist in carrying your bags during trekking, assuring you of the immersive journey without having to worry about the burden of carrying the heavy bags in the steep terrains of the Manaslu Region.


Customized Itineraries

We customize itineraries for you based on your walking pace, timeframe, and interests. The walking pace and fitness level are different for every individual. We understand the importance of personalized service and we make all the arrangements, taking care of your requests and making sure that you get to enjoy every special attraction that this incredible trek can offer. We will plan the itinerary by carefully considering your experience, time schedule, and fitness level, which allows you to have an immersive traveling experience.


Saves time

Trekking involves a good amount of research and planning, and it is very important for you to be well aware of the itinerary and the challenges that come along. During enthralling high-altitude trekking adventures like Everest Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Circuit Trek, and Manaslu Circuit Trek, you will need to plan being aware about the routes, distances, and days required. However, it takes a lot of time to make an informed decision regarding the itineraries. Traveling with a registered trekking company will provide you with detailed information about the route, distance, and every essential that is important during the adventure. It not only provides you with insights but also helps to save you valuable time.

Arrangements of required Permits


For trekking in the Manaslu Region, you will need to obtain three permits. The revenue generated through the permits helps in the proper management of natural resources and cultural heritage. It also helps to improve the livelihood of the local communities of the Manaslu Region. There are three permits required for Manaslu Circuit Trek and the permits are:


  • Manaslu Conservation Area Permit
  • Manaslu Restricted Area Permit
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit


If you choose to trek with us, we will obtain all the permits required for the trek, which will help you have an immersive trekking experience.


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