Manaslu Circuit trek is an exotic off-the-beaten trail that lets you explore the pristine region of Nepal. The route is less explored one in Nepal so it is ideal for those who want to enjoy the mighty mountains in solitude. This round Manaslu trek is no less beautiful than those famous trekking trails. It offers you everything from gorgeous landscapes, snow-capped mountains, glaciers, deep valleys, lush forests to a diverse culture.
Manaslu Circuit trek starts from Arughat and takes you to the heart of Manaslu region. Final destination Larke La Pass gives you the most scenic views of Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Hiunchuli, Buddha Peak and many other peaks. Apart from the mountains, this region offers the view of cascading rivers, glaciers, moraine valleys and freshwater lakes as well. Manaslu conservation area is home of the diverse flora and fauna. So, this region is perfect for wildlife exploration as well. The scattered settlement of Nuri people in the Tibetan border and their culture is one of the major things to explore during the trek. Tibetan Buddhism inspired culture and fascinating festivals is one of the unforgettable things to experience in the Manaslu region.
Manaslu Circuit Trek cost is relatively low as compared to other trekking packages. This is one of the considerable reasons to choose Manaslu Circuit Trekking packages as it lets you explore everything the Himalayan region offers in fairly low expense. As the trail has got the permit for trekking only in recent years, this trail is gaining popularity slowly. 17 days of Manaslu Circuit trip is the best way to explore the diverse culture, landscapes, and nature all at one go.
Sublime Trails has designed the Manaslu Circuit Trek itinerary in such a way that you make the best out of this journey. Our guides and crew members will provide you with all the necessary information and support you need during the trek.
[Note: Manaslu region was severely affected by 2015 Gorkha earthquake. However, all the damage is recovered now and the place is restored back to Normal. New roads and teahouses are built after the earthquake. So this region is completely safe for trekking.]
MANASLU CIRCUIT TREK HIGHLIGHTS
- Visit UNESCO world heritage sites like Durbar Squares, temples and stupas
- Walk in the off-the-beaten-path of the Manaslu region
- Walk to the Larkye La Pass (5213 m) to get the wonderful view of the surrounding mountains
- Explore the influence of Tibetan culture and religion on the people of Manasalu region
- Closely inspect the life of Nuri people- typical denizens of the region
- Explore different flora and fauna in the region
- Notice different types of climatic variations in the same trip
- Walk past the lush forests of pines and oaks, and diverse vegetation
- Catch the enticing views of Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Hiunchuli, Mt.Ganesh, and several others
- Follow the route on the bank of Budhi Gandaki river
- Enjoy the scenic drive from Kathmandu to Arughat
What to Expect:
1. Food and accommodation
During Manaslu Circuit trek, you will stay in the tea houses run by local Sherpas. These tea houses are not that luxurious but will provide you with all the basic services with warm hospitality. You can expect to have all the common food items such as soup, noodles, pasta, potatoes, vegetables, Dal Bhaat, fried rice, eggs etc. Apart from these, you can try some traditional dishes of local communities. You might also encounter some cheese factory along the way. While in the city, you will stay in a 3-star hotel with breakfast services. For meals other than breakfast, you may explore various cafes and restaurants around. Many traditional and modern dishes are available in Kathmandu.
2. People, their tradition and culture
Manaslu circuit trek will take you through the settlements rich in culture and tradition. The culture and lifestyle of the people who reside in this area are highly influenced by Tibetan Buddhism. You can enjoy and learn about their remote lifestyle, cultural programs and festival while trekking in this region. These picturesque villages resting in the lap of Himalayas are beautiful and serene places to spend your time. During the trip, you will encounter many Gompas, Monasteries, and prayer flags along the way. You will learn in-depth about these indigenous communities and their culture during this journey.
3. Manaslu Conservation Area
Manaslu conservation area offers a wide range of biodiversity and landscapes. Home of Mansiri Himalaya range, this park has tropical and alpine forests with many wild animals and birds residing here. The upper region has glaciers, moraine valleys and barren land and rocky mountains and the lower region have the landscapes covered in greeneries. Different ethnic groups with their unique culture and tradition reside in the park. So this park is a perfect combination of nature and culture.
4. High Altitude Freshwater Lakes
During your Manaslu Circuit Trekking journey, you will encounter many freshwater lakes surrounded by the rocky mountains. The major lakes are Birendra and Kalmachum lakes. They are the glacier lakes situated in high altitude area. The dark blue water surrounded by snow-capped mountains is a heavenly view to behold. These lakes lie off the trail but they are worth explore when you go to Manaslu region.
5. Larke La Pass
Larke La Pass(5135 m) is the highest altitude you will be achieving during the Manaslu Circuit Trek. It is a wonderful vantage point to view the surrounding mountains and Landscapes. You can see the mountains such as Manaslu, Himchuli, Ganesh, Annapurna massif and many other peaks. The way to get there is windy, rocky and a bit challenging. However, this pass assures you to give the best view of the landscapes.
6. Diverse Flora and Fauna
Trekking to the Manaslu region is a great chance to explore diverse floras and faunas this region offers. Manaslu Conservation Area is the home of 33 different species of animals including some rare ones such as snow leopard, musk deer, Himalayan Thar etc. 110 species of birds and almost 2000 species of reptiles inhabit here. So exploration of this park lets you know in detail about these species. Apart from animals, there are diverse ranges of plants as well but most of the area is dominated by oak, pine and rhododendron forest.
7. Glorious views of Himalayas and Landscapes
Manaslu Circuit Trek provides you with the opportunity to enjoy the mighty mountains and landscapes at its best. At every point of the journey, you will get gorgeous views of snow-capped mountains and landscapes covered in greeneries. You will get an amazing view of mountains such as Mt. Manaslu, Annapurna Massif and many other peaks. The view gets clearer and more beautiful as you walk towards them. The most beautiful vantage point to behold these majestic mountains is Larke LA Pass which is the highest point of the Manaslu Circuit Trek.