Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal guarantee for the clients: safety, security and satisfaction. The team members of Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal will be carrying all the necessary gear, equipment and first aid kits and they have extensive first aid training. If a trekker falls sick on high altitude, the leader will decide whether to continue the trek. In case of emergency, Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal have rescue helicopter to bring you back from the higher elevation. Moreover, Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal also provides oximeter to monitor oxygen level at high altitude and offers regular health check-up facilities.
How difficult is the trail?
No, basically you do not need any ropes or ice picks. Moreover, there is no vertical climbing. No matter who you are, as long as you are reasonably fit, can walk for 5-6 hours a day and trek/hike few uphills, Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal will guide you to reach Lower Manaslu trek.
Spring (March to May) and Fall (October to November) are the best seasons to trek Manaslu Circuit trek to explore a clear view of Himalayas. The temperature is cold between December and February but the visibility is still good. Trekkers choose this season because there are few tourists on the trails. Admittedly, Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal can make it happen in any season you want with all the safeties and fun.
How to avoid altitude sickness?
- Cut off caffeinated, alcoholic and smoking items.
- Drink at least 4 litres of water a day.
- Trek slow.
- Don't skip the acclimatization days.
- Better to continue with Diamox (if any symptoms show up).
- Drink Garlic Soup.
A typical day on Trek
The hiking will be 5-7 hours a day depending upon the landscape and destination.
You need Manaslu special permit with Conservation Area Permit, and Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) fees, Karma trek and Adventure Nepal will help you with all the necessary paperwork and let you enjoy your holidays to the fullest.
You need travel insurance prior to booking the trek which must cover medical and emergency repatriation inclusive of helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at high altitude for trekking members. You should provide it to us before you start your trekking.
Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal will provide one porter for two trekkers to carry 18 kgs of luggage (maximum 9 kg for each trekker). Please be sure your porters are not overloaded because they do not carry only your equipment but also lift your spirit to reach new heights, and your love, affection and generosity can be the reason for them to work hard to take you to your destination.
You need to submit the following documents after the advance payment deposit and all the documents should be sent via email.
- A copy of passport
- Passport size photos
- Flight details
- Copy of travel insurance (it has to cover Heli rescue and medical evacuation)
For the Manaslu Circuit trek, you will be staying at teahouses/lodges, generally offering twin sharing room and healthy local foods. The toilets are outside the room or the house in a squat form. Hot showers/running water are available at extra cost in most of the places.
The meal on this trek is very convenient but not as in cities. Along with Western meals, chapati, rice, local tsampa porridge, Tibetan bread, various soups like Sherpa stew steaks, Momo (dumplings), Tenduk, noodles and thukpa are amazing Himalayan cuisines for the trekkers. Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal will arrange a meal in special areas for its clients.
We won’t recommend non-veg items because the meat in such places may not hygienic and healthy. Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal also encourage to avoid dairy and cheesy items and strongly suggest not to consume them during the trek. So, our packages are suitable for both vegan and vegetarians.
Liquid to Drink at high altitude
Garlic soup is must while trekking. Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal recommend trekkers to drink green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon and ginger tea. However, it is better to avoid alcohol and alcoholic beverages, caffeinated items and hot-chocolates at high altitude.
Bottled water is easily available at low cost. But you can not use plastic bottles in the Manaslu region. So, they do not sell plastic bottled mineral water. You need to drink mineral water or boiled or filtered water in those areas. It is better to use water purification drops and tablets which you can either bring from your own country or buy in Kathmandu. Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal also provide water purifier pills.
If you are allergic to specific medicines, it is better to consult your doctor and bring your own. Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal regard its clients as its family. So, Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal will facilitate you with medical kits and other safety concern to avoid altitude sickness and other probable sicknesses.
Don't worry, we'll pick you!
You will see a personal representative of Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal welcoming you outside the arrival lounge of Tribhuvan International Airport with your name pamphlets on her/his hand. S/he will take you to your selected hotel on private transportation conveniently.
Booking and Payment Process
You need to pay 10% in advance and the rest of the amount can be paid after your arrival in Nepal. We accept Credit Card, however, you will be charged an extra amount of 4 per cent as a service fee by the bank. So, Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal recommend you to pay in cash to enjoy the benefit of the discount. Any currency is accepted.
Your porters are a big reason why you got a chance to feel something very few can have. Apart from guiding and carrying your necessities and being mindful of your safety, they want to see you happily succeeded more than anyone like family and help you successfully complete the trek safely. So, your tips reflect gratitude towards them. So, tipping is a recommended culture for porters and guide in Nepal as a gesture of thankfulness.
Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal will introduce to dozens of shops selling knock-off gear in Kathmandu. You can also barter those gears at the knock-off places but be sure you keep the receipt safely. Moreover, you can rent the needed gears if you do not want to buy them.
Wi-Fi and Internet
Yes, most guesthouses offer Wi-Fi, for an extra cost.