Manaslu circuit trekking offers a different opportunity to explore the country's territory and the meaning of Manaslu “The spirit-Mountain” in the local dialect and with 8,163m height 11th highest peak in the world. Manaslu Trek, the stunning mountain, with the highest of a cluster of glorious summits including Himalchuli (7,893m) and Ngadichuli (7,871m), stands in excellent isolation between the Annapurna (8,091m) and Ganesh Himal (7,422m). This remote and high-pass adventure of Manaslu insight into the ancient culture and tradition of Tibetan influence up-close as well as outstanding mountain views of spectacular scenery along the Nepal and China border.
The abundance of Buddhist prayer flags in the Manaslu trek proves the domination of Sherpa culture. Manaslu trekking trail puts one physically closer to Tibet than any other trek in Nepal. The trek of Manaslu was officially opened for trekkers in 1991. Manaslu trekking is a controlled area so, trekkers need to acquire special group permits to undertake its spectacular circuit to witness a diverse range of ecosystems and ethnic cultures. Manaslu trekking starts from the ancient and historical town of Gorkha, following the Budhi-Gandaki River through a huge precipitous valley slicing between Himchuli and Ganesh Himal, passing beautiful alpine meadows and small typical Sherpa villages, crossing snow-covered Larke La and far-reaching North Face of Manaslu. From the high altitude pass of Larke La, some rewarding opportunities to view Himalung Himal (7,126m), Manaslu & the Annapurna, with the peaks of Ganesh Himal (7,422m) to the east. The highlight of the trek is crossing the Larkya La pass, which is the highest point of the trek at 5160m. The climb up to the pass is challenging and requires good physical fitness, but the breathtaking views from the top make it all worth it.
The Manaslu Circuit Trek is a 14-day trek. The trek starts in the town of Arughat, and takes you through several small villages and towns, including Soti Khola, Machha Khola, Jagat, Deng, Namrung, Samagaon, and Samdo. Along the way, you will experience the rich culture and traditions of the local people, including the Gurung and Tibetan communities.
The Manaslu Circuit Trek is a fairly-traveled and little remote alternative to the popular Annapurna Circuit Trek, offering a more authentic experience. It is also a restricted area, which means that trekkers need a special permit to enter.
Overall, the Manaslu Circuit Trek is a great choice for those looking for a challenging and rewarding trek in the Himalayas, with stunning mountain views, diverse landscapes, and rich cultural experiences
Trekking Destination: Manaslu Circuit Trekking (Larkya La Pass)
Group Size: Min. 2 & Max
Minimum altitude: 700m
Maximum altitude: 5,160m
Grade: Moderate and Fairly Strenuous
Season: Spring & Autumn
Accommodation: Lodge, Camping
Duration: 19 Days
Manaslu Circuit trekking is safe and for the well-being of our groups. All of our trips are led
by qualified professional guides who are well-trained by the Nepal Government. Our
responsibility is to ensure your comfort and safety as we take your holiday. In this regard, we
work honestly and effectively to provide you with the Himalayan experience that suits your
interest. We encourage you to question us freely and contribute to the planning stages of
your adventure in the trekking period.