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The Manaslu Circuit Trek is the best all round tea-house hike in Nepal on the Great Himalaya Trail; the new Annapurna Circuit. No camping needed.

Manaslu tea-house accommodation on Google Maps

, , icons refer to basic, reasonable, good. This is a subjective rating of food, accommodation, hygiene.

13 Responses

  1. fabio said on July 28, 2012 at 8:57 am

    hello!i’d like to do the manaslu circuit trek by tea-houses
    how much is the prize for a night in the hostel?

    • Ross said on August 15, 2012 at 2:43 pm

      Tea houses on most trekking routes in Nepal make their money on selling food, not lodging, so they charge a small fee for the room — usually around 2-3 $US, if you say you are going to buy your dinner and breakfast there. The total cost for lodging and food, one night and two meals, usually runs around US$15 per person. In more remote places — where food has to be carried in for longer distances by porters — and slightly fancier lodges — the total might be more like US$20.

  2. Layla said on April 3, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    What is the standard of Teahouses in the Tsum valley these days? Also, when a teahouse is described as good, what does this mean substantively? I have done the Annapurna circuit and Lang Tang before and consider all the lodges I went to to be luxurious. I am now planning to do the Tsum valley.

    • admin@manaslu said on April 4, 2013 at 4:20 am

      Hi Layla,
      For me I these lodges are not so far off the usual standard of the average in Langtang, but probably less than many in Annapurna, simply because they are wealthier after decades of visitors and have more competition too. Some people on this site have commented that the standards are low etc. but perhaps they have gone to the wrong place. Hygiene can be an issue. Ensure you keep your hands clean with soap and water. Ask your guide to do the same. One of these is fabulous to the point you’d be crazy not to take one.
      Some places in Tsum are very basic but I have no personal experience.

  3. Barbara said on April 12, 2013 at 11:57 am

    Hello Everybody 🙂

    Can you tell me, is it possible to do both treks: 14-days and 18 days without sleeping in the tent?
    Is this list of lodges completed and enough to do it?
    Does it happend that lodges are full and trekkers don’t get any place to stay indoor (in lodges)?
    Is there any possibility to book night / bed in those Lodges?

    Thank you in advance for cleasing my doubts 🙂

    • admin@manaslu said on April 12, 2013 at 7:28 pm

      Take a sleeping bag, there will always be somewhere to stay. No tent needed, unless in crazy cold out of season winter, or monsoon time.

      • Barbara said on April 13, 2013 at 3:13 pm

        Great – thanks for quick answer 🙂
        Can you tell me two more things:
        – do we need to hire a trekking quide – is it obligatory? Or we can / we are allowed by low to trek by our self? (ths is what we prefere ;))
        – are those buses – going from Kathmandu to the start point of trekking and going back to Kathmandu from the trekking final location – regularly running everyday? (we have only 15 days for trekking, so we need to be quite shure that transport and this rute is reasonable to do in such a short time)

  4. fabio said on April 13, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    a guide is obligatory,alone trekkers are not allowed..there are buses from ktm to arughat,the trekking starting point,and buses from besi sahar,the trekking ending point,to ktm..all buses are in the early morning…you can do all the circuit in 13 days,i did it in 2012,but you must go very fast,specially from bimtang to besi…

  5. Isabel said on April 19, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    Hi! I’m considering doing the Mansulu trek with my partner. Can you tell me if the tea houses have private rooms available or are they mostly dormitories? Thanks!

    • admin@manaslu said on May 14, 2013 at 7:54 am

      Just came down from the Manaslu and Annapurna areas yesterday so this
      might be
      too late a reply, but: all the lodging is private rooms, 2 beds (cots)


  6. Susan said on December 16, 2013 at 2:57 am

    What are the chances of meeting up with another lone trekker to share accommodation? I have heard that lone trekkers can be refused accommodation due to there being just one not two of them. I’m planning to travel in late March ie not the really busy October time.

    • admin@manaslu said on December 16, 2013 at 4:40 am

      If you’re following the government rules, then you should be in a group of two or more with a guide. Otherwise try, and otherwise, there is probably always somewhere to stay, perhaps someone’s house, or the lodge dining room, or sharing a bigger room (not all are 2 beds, but most are), or paying a surcharge etc. I would not worry greatly.


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