Manaslu Trek Without Guide

If you are looking for Manaslu circuit Trekking in any season then this idea of trekking Manaslu without a guide is impossible to cause area from Jagat to Bimthang is declared as a restricted region and one cannot travel on their own, at least should be accompanied by one Nepali citizen. Unlike other trekking regions like Annapurna Circuit, Everest Trek Manaslu cannot be a trek on the solo which most of the people are unaware about and looking for Manaslu trek without a guide. Due to the government police Manaslu trek can be done with minimum 1 trekking staff either Manaslu trek only with porter is possible if you can't afford to hire a guide. Normally there are two different trekking regions in Nepal one restricted and one normal, since people are unaware about this here is one link where you can gain idea about Manaslu Trekking (restricted region trekking) whereas for general region trekking in Nepal simple TIMS card and respective conservation area permits are needed and can one can trek on their own.

Manaslu Trek Guide, Manaslu Trekking

Fig - Krishna on Annapurna base camp, with his client during month long trekking starting from Manaslu following Annapurna Circuit and eventually hike up to Ghorepani and Annapurna Base Camp
Apart from this policy of prohibition on Manaslu trek without a guide there is another policy of prohibition is Manaslu trek permit.  At least two foreign trekkers should be in a group. So if you are traveling single then it might be a problem for you to find other trekkers to accompanied you. In order to overcome these difficulties while trekking Manaslu we had group joining basis fixed departure where you join with other fellow trekkers to issue permits and share guide as well as porter if interested along with jeep from Kathmandu to Arughat and at last from Beshi Sahar to Kathmandu, start and end point of Manaslu Treks. If you are looking for some group joining Manaslu circuit trekking then send us your details Manaslu trek itinerary. we will let our other freelance individual trekkers about your arrival plan and try to hook you guys each other. Here are some of our fixed departures for Manaslu Trekking starting from September 2017.

please Email Us If you are interested in Manaslu trek with the guide 

Manaslu Trek, Manaslu Trekking Guide, Trekking Guide in Nepal

Fig - Pradeep on backyard of Rachen Gompa in Tsum Valley, during late February 
With our confirmed fixed departure group if you are single you can join with us to issue Manaslu trekking permits as well as share guides and permits too, group of 27th, 20th and 29th are going to Tsum valley too so you must trek to Tsum if you are looking to hook up with them, here is more details about Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit Trek which collectively is known as Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek Nepal, apart from that mail us at for any queries related to Manaslu trekking and information about Manaslu trek without guide.

Manaslu Trek Guide or Porter

This is one of the most frequently asked questions from those who are looking for Manaslu Trek. The main reason why a person makes this type question is there is a lot of publicity of Manaslu Trek, that had mentioned about the mandatory guides. Some had listed about a mandatory guide with a proper license, some had stated about porter without a license can lead the trek in any case of need. 

Most of the information center had listed that mandatory guide is necessary however this is no mandatory. Manaslu trek only with porter can be done.  registered company issue the letter on behalf of them mentioning about their work experience with the company and working on Manaslu region before. So if one is looking for just formality then porter can be hired to reduce workload and cost as porter are a bit cheaper than a guide. Being local from Arughat region we do have several porters from the lower region of Manaslu and are specialized for both Manaslu as well as Tsum Valley.
Manaslu Trek Jeep
Fig - Four Wheel Jeep trapped on trail from Kathmandu to Gorkha Arughat
Contact us with your tentative arrival details so that we can pass the information to other who are also arriving on similar dates and looking to share the guides. So that if we can figure out the possibilities so joining with others who are going for the same adventure.

Manaslu Trek Jeep Share

Since there is no airport on Gorkha one and the only option left it via motor road, for this there are two options. One is local bus and another is Jeep as similar to Pokhara and Chitwan there is no tourist bus operating their services. Since local bus can’t share what we can do is we can share the jeep if your departure time is similar to other. No matter what four wheels or two wheels drive it can hold up to seven people comfortably but depending on a physical size we can adjust up to eight people, sometimes if it is all Nepali people then eventually up to nine people on a row.


About Rajendra Khanal (Raj)

Rajendra Khanal (Raj) Born and raised in Gorkha, Nepal, I am proud to call the Manaslu region my home! I have been in the travel business for over a decade from being assistance guide to being a guide/leader to being a manager and finally a founder of NEST Adventure. So you could say, I know my way well enough in the Himalayas especially in some of the off-the-beaten trails in Nepal like Manaslu, Kanchenjunga or Mustang

I am passionate about travelling and I strongly believe that seeing the world shouldn't break the bank (at least not too much!).  I have backpacked to over 15 countries in Asia, Central Americas USA and Canada, one-third of Europe, Caribbean Island and  Latin America.

I studied in the UK and moved to the United States. During that period, I had an opportunity working with multinational companies which taught me, how to deliver quality customer service in the business? As a world travelling backpacker myself, and travel expert of Nepal Himalayas, I started writing about my own country.  Incase, If you required free information about Nepal, please do not hesitate to visit my office in Thamel. We are located in the centre of Kathmandu Thamel. I am happy to share a cup of Nepali tea and free information.  Our team at NEST has earned 5/5 star ratings on TripAdvisor from about 200 satisfied customers. Don't forget to visit our customer feedback page on TripAdvisor.
If you believe our expert team can be helpful in planning your next trip to Nepal, then please do not hesitate to contact me. at I am also available 24x7 on WhatsApp  +977- 9851052042. If you are interested to know more about my travel journey follow me on  Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  
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Hi, I am Eric from Holland, I was in Nepal 7 times and did the treks on my own, always in the winter time. Is it possible to do the Manaslu trek on my own, can you sleep the whole trek without a tent? Greetings, Eric.

- Eric

Hello Eric, 

I am glad to know that you have been 7 times in Nepal. and this time, you are interested in Manaslu trek, I am afraid Manaslu trek is not for the individual trekkers like you. If you wish to trek in Manaslu, this time,  you have to change your travelling history .  You have to trek with at list two people in the group and one guide from the authorised trekking agency. Due to the government policies any restricted trek  which has the open border with china such as Upper Mustang, Kanchenjunga, Manaslu Tsum Valley, Narphu Vally required a special permit issued by an authorised local agency.  If you want us to be your agency for this trip let us know your detail, and if you are a single trekker's we do have an option a finding a Manaslu trekking partner. We will happy to assisting your need. 
Thank you

- Nepal Explore Summit Treks Pvt. Ltd.

Our trek to Manaslu is confirmed on October 8- 2014. We are two people and going from Arughat. Let us know if someone wants to join us. We are leaving for Arughat 0n 5 am. Thanks.
- Suraj

Dear Suraj Jee, Thank you so much for letting us know about your group. we do have a group around this time but unfortunately the group don't want to share the guide and Porter. This is private group. but anyways thanks you so much for your inquiry.
- Nepal Explore Summit Treks Pvt. Ltd.

Hello, We will be coming to Nepal next week and would like to know about the possibility of joining the group leaving on the 11th of october. What is the cost? This includes tsum valley right? thanks amy
- Amy

Dear Amy, Thank you so much for your interest Yes it's include the Tsum Valley and Manaslu both. Give us your details via email. we will send you all package with the details of Itinerary.
- Nepal Explore Summit Treks Pvt. Ltd.

Hi, We are a group of 3 and looking for a guide/porter/Nepali citizen leaving Arughat on the 25/09/14 and arriving in Dharpani on the 05/10/14. We are happy to share cost with other people/groups if possible. Cheers, Matt
- Matthew Lean

Dear Matthew, Glad to know that you are interested for Manaslu trek. Yes we have guest list for almost your time frame. Just give us an email. we will shortly reply with all details of the group and sharing guide and each breakdown cost.
- Nepal Explore Summit Treks Pvt. Ltd.

Hi, My friend and I are wanting to do the manaslu trek starting october 11th. We only have 14-15 days to do it. Is this possible, and how much would it be?
- Philippe Poirier

Dear Philippe, It's great to know, you wanted to explore the Manaslu Trek. Total 14/ 15 days in Manaslu including from Kathmandu trekking starting point and after the trek ending point to back to Kathmandu will fit in our 12 days itinerary. It is possible in your time frame. Please drop us a quick email as you need to know about the package.
- Nepal Explore Summit Treks Pvt. Ltd.

Hi Me and my Husband will be arriving into Kathmandu on the 21st September 2014. We would like to do the Manaslu Trek and wondered if there was a guide available to leave on 22/23rd September. Thank you Anna
- Anna Miller

Hello Anna, Yes we have professional trekking guide available for the Manaslu trek as you need. who have been working in Himalaya since 10 years. we also have available group joining sharing the guide and porter. Or if you like to do just your own it's also possible. Yes we do have guide for the Manaslu trek available for this time. please give us a quick email I will reply accordingly. Thanks
- Nepal Explore Summit Treks Pvt. Ltd.

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