When you hike through the forests, grasslands featuring the unaltered views of Himalayas, & yet are humbled by the gesture of Buddhist culture. The magic is intangible.
Manaslu circuit trek retains a fascination for travellers dream of exploring the relatively untouched corner of Nepal.
Being touted as the "New Annapurna" Manaslu is overshadowed by its predecessors. It resembles the Annapurna Circuit Trek of decades past. But, remains off beaten, makes it the classic trek of all time.
Trekking to Manaslu circuit takes a different beat- moving through remote authentic Hindu & Deep-rooted Tibetan culture sitting comfortably along the trail.
Soaring peaks, jaw-dropping scenery of world's 8th highest mountain Mt.Manaslu, raging rivers, precarious bridges & 6 climatic zones are enough to yarn you. Having a fragile natural resource Manaslu has sheltered over 2000 species of plants, 33 mammals, 110 birds, 3 reptiles & 11 butterflies in 11 different forests. You will be charmed & enchanted during your time on this pretty trail.
Thus, if you are intending to visit Nepal, undertaking Manaslu circuit trek will overwhelm you for sure.
BEST TIME TO GO
Spring : March - May Fall : September - November
At these times, the weather is at its best, being hot but not uncomfortably so, and there’s usually minimal or no rain.
Manaslu circuit trek, being remote can be considered as challenging. But, the altitude profile for this trek is excellent so there's still a possibility for novice trekkers. Altitude is 5106m (16,751ft) at Larkya Pass which is lesser than Annapurna circuit Thorong La-pass. Nonetheless, a good level of physical fitness is recommended as the trek is long & often steep.
Manaslu (8156 m) — the 8th highest moScenic drive to Auraghat from Kathmandu
Part of The Great Himalaya Trail
Traditional villages of samdo, samagaun
Crossover high pass, Larkya Pass (5160 m)
Trek to Manaslu Base Camp
Manaslu (8156 m) — the 8th highest mountain in the world
Diverse landscape, off beaten path
Fascinating region with Tibetan and Gurung influences.