Manaslu circuit trek is one of the popular trekking destinations in Nepal, located at the Nepal and Tibet border. Mt. Manaslu (8,163 m) is the eighth highest peak in the world and has been one of the demanded trekking destinations primarily among those who are seeking adventure and wishing to reach the lap of some of the highest peaks of the world above 8,000 meters. Manaslu tea house trek package was open to outsiders only in 1991, and ever since it has been one of the most popular and frequently organized trekking destinations in Nepal.
Mt. Manaslu is not merely popular for trekking alone but also for mountaineering and for having stunning views of the majestic mountains. Furthermore to explore the culture of Tibetan origin people living alongside the trail including the incredible landscapes, awesome terraced fields, Buddhist monasteries, unique rituals, and lifestyles of various ethnic groups primarily Sherpa, Tamang, Gurung, and Hyolmo to name a few. Round Manaslu trek is regarded to be one of the most challenging ones because you have to pass through a number of rocky and sloppy hills covered by snow, and cross mountain passes, therefore, this trekking best suits adventure lovers.
Manaslu circuit trekking begins with one day drive from Kathmandu to Arughat Bazaar, and then the trail continues along the Budhi Gandaki river, alongside the trail, you will enjoy spectacular views of Ganesh and Shringi Himal, pass the number of Gurung villages and reach at Liding, alongside alpine meadows the journey continues Machha Khola, Yaru Khola, Philim, Deng, Namrung, Lho Goan, from where you will have amazing mountain vista mainly of Mt. Himalchuli (7,893 m), and also Mt. Manaslu (8,163 m) continue trekking to Kermo Kharka, from where you will have amazing views of Himalayas, the northern side of Mt. Manaslu, where you have a rest or one day for acclimatization. Once you are ready you will continue trekking to Samdo, and then Larkya Phedi, cross Larkya Glacier and Larkya La pass (5,140 m) and Bimtang (3,590 m), and finally, you will reach Manaslu base camp and you will have amazing viewpoints, take snaps, pass through mountain moraine, you descend down alongside beautiful alpine meadows at Bimtang, and then Goha, Tal, Syange and finally get back to Bulbule and then Khudi and catch a public bus and then return back to Kathmandu.
Manaslu Circuit trek is one of the epic journeys for all travelers. It is really the adventure trip touching the mother nature of the Himalayan region walking through the lap of among the eight thousand highest mountains in the world. This trek offers you the exploration of virgin land in the undiscovered section of Nepal. The way is genuinely fit for those travelers who are in search of a peaceful environment in the mother earth and awarding the most striking as well as jaw-dropping scenery of silver-shine snowcapped mountains.
Moreover, numbers of people around the universe keep the Manaslu Circuit Trek on their bucket list, it is a significant trip to explore extraordinary views of the majestic Himalayan panorama. The trek is not much that crowded as Annapurna Base Camp or Everest Base Camp, it is because people love to set their feet on this trail. This trek was not open for foreigners for a long time as it is in a restricted category. You will have less elevation to cross compared to other trekking trails, but the route is an underdeveloped route so, trekkers do not get well facilities like other trekking in Nepal.
Furthermore, nomads can choose this trail for completing their hunger to explore adventure trips and discover the undisturbed nature of a human being. Every year less than two percent of trekkers reach this trail, so, it is best for the explorer to settle the things and trek in a peaceful environment. Indeed, the hiking journey will be full of fun in the exploration of the magnificent scenery of the impressive peaks of the holy Himalayas on the horizon.
This trek will fulfill one of the ideal visits to the heavenly place of Nepal. The circle of the most amazing trips in the holy land of diverse nature impressed your spiritual journey over highly situated majestic mountains. Though the trek is a little remote physical, you will get the reward of cultural, and scenic verities of different unique sections of the stunning landscapes in the backdrop of Mt. Manaslu.
The trek begins from the low land of Budigandaki River observing the beautiful terrain of rice, millet, and barley along with the gorges of such a great river in observing the turquoise water including fantastic waterfalls. It is an adventure trail, that is why, before one set their plan to do this trip must do the physical exercise which helps them to complete their travel easily as the trekking route was just opened to a maximum of 400 trekkers in 1992 is the trailblazer expedition.
Specifically, the walking trip presents all things for the classic treks collaborating with the wonderful scenery of deep green rivers, and traditional villages as well as intimate encounters with villagers and their ancient art and architecture expand the broad meaning of living life.
The trekking was recently opened for the trekkers to explore the hidden treasure of mountain land as the trek start from Machha Khola and enters the lush green forests of rhododendron, bamboos, marijuana, and different mountain plants on the track. Besides the panorama of various Himalayas, one can be served by the religious and cultural diversity too. Overall, the package is a combination of natural splendor and secret cultural facts about Nepal to reveal.
Moreover, the trek represents the awe-inspiring views of different towering mountains as it is an outstanding exploration for all travelers from the world in peace-loving nature. The route to Manaslu is filled with the full of natural and cultural vibes in the Himalayan region. Although, the local people settle down their lives in the remote place make you the fabulous impressed by their friendly behavior and respective manner as you can see smiles and happiness on their innocent faces.
In summary, presented below is the main reason for the answer, why I need to choose Manaslu Circuit Trek is the virgin legendry trail while trekking in Nepal.
• To complete the adventure passion in the best remote trek in Nepal
The Manaslu Budget Trek lies in the lap of the diverse mountains and the trail mostly passes through the Budhigandaki River, enters somewhere in the deep gorge, and leads over the dense forests of Bamboo, alpine, and rhododendron giving you extreme peace in your mind.
The innocent faces and smiles of locals make you feel that you are welcome by the all-natural people. Likewise, the adventure passion of explorer surly complete hiking through the rocky trails as the way is narrow need to walk on the rock really makes your journey remote and challenging.
This trek is under the Manaslu conservation province where 33 species of mammals, 110 species of birds, 211 types of butterflies, 2,000 kinds of flowers, and 11 kinds of plants are settled in their homely environment. It is really the different section off beaten track available trekking trip in Nepal.
• Peaceful and Virgin Trail
Fewer people set their destination in this area exploration means meeting fewer people on the way and the trail gets undisturbed by the crowded people. Nepal owns some other famous trekking in the world, such as Everest Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trekking, and Annapurna Circuit Trek full of many trekkers and the tourism path get crowded and sometime you will not get the accommodations too then need to settle your things in the dining or somewhere in the tent.
Hence, this trek is the alternative trekking trail in Nepal for peace and virgin trail for travelers. However, it is considered that April and October are the busiest months for trekking in Nepal and the trekking trail is full of trekkers opting in the place.
• Highly Impressed by Prosperous Cultural Experience
You are passing through many Mani Walls, Mani Stones, Chortens, and prayer wheels fully scripted by the Buddhist Mantra (OM MANI PADME HUM) which is the religious vibes on your adventure journey. If you are keen to explore more deeply the unique Himalayan cultural facts, there is another virgin land is called Tsum Valley where you can experience the pure Tibetan cultures with Himalayan Tibetan Buddhism.
The valley learned about the different cultures and well-used language to maintain the practices of ancient Buddhism. However, settlements in the highland trek are influenced by the unique Himalayan cultures and serve as a phenomenal opportunity to expand their cultural knowledge, and the breathtaking scenery of snowcapped mountains and panorama really the impressive facets of this trek. Indeed the program offers an opportunity to take the exploration of the perfume of isolated foothills, the ancient countryside of mountain cultural phenomena, locals, traditions, remote lifestyle, and the importance of customs.
• Moderate Formidable
Although the trek is categorized under the off-beaten path of Nepal, successful trekking requires well fitness but it is not mean that you need a strong athletic body or ability in order to embark the hiking in the Manaslu region. Indeed, trekkers necessary to consider health matters mainly concerning ankles, knees, and joints it is because unpleasant walking may cause such problems sometimes on the way. It needs to walk around 6 – 7 hours per day as it is quite a long walk in comparison with a normal walk.
So, there may need for prior hiking and trekking experiences to help to upgrade your body to adjust to such difficulties. It is better to proper exercise resume before the trek and this Manaslu Circuit Trek is best to make your body fit and fine in slim shape in the good condition.
• Safety and Security
The Manaslu region was destroyed by the earthquake that hit in 2015 AD, now the places are reconstructed. Everything is restored effectively including all the off-the-beaten paths and tea houses in support of the villagers. So that, there is not any problem with the accommodations and it is very safe to trek in this sector. Even though, trekkers may have the possibility of getting altitude sickness at the higher altitude in the absence of enough oxygen supply that is why acclimatization is needed to avoid acute mountain sickness altogether.
Getting to a high elevation makes less oxygen supply in the human body as needs to be careful to get far from any physical problem. Likewise, an adjustment to the altitude you need to walk slowly as well as take enough rest on the way rather than be excited about the challenging journey. On the other hand, everyone must be careful with personnel hygiene throughout the trek so, it will be easy to get rid of any kind of health mishaps along the trek.
At last but not least, we will like to humbly request you to keep some medicine and purification drops or tabs in your bags, needs in case your health problem along the route of Manaslu Circuit.
If the above schedule does not meet your need and interest, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.
Trip is possible to conduct in any time if the group size has two or more pax.