Explore the best of the Himalayas in Nepal by joining our Manaslu circuit trek 2023/24 departure. Travel beyond conventional routes like the Everest base camp and Annapurna circuit and get to see some of the epic sceneries. Meet with friendly mountain people and get to live their unique lifestyle. Escape amidst towering mountains and steep valleys. And test your limits by crossing Larkya-La (pass), a high mountain pass located at 5,106 meters (16,747 ft).
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Located west of the beautiful Annapurna Range and east of the Ganesh Himal, the Manaslu region is one of the least visited trekking routes in the country. The trekking route winds through the gorge of Budhi Gandaki River and lush forests. The trail is adventurous and offers breathtaking landscapes.
Protected under the Manaslu Conservation Area, the Manaslu region is restricted in Nepal. So, trekkers have to follow particular regulations to hike here. Given the hefty price of the restricted area permits and the effort this trek demands, only a handful of trekkers visit this part of the Himalayas every year, making it untouched and less crowded.
*Note: If you are looking for an alternative to the famous Annapurna circuit trek, then the Manaslu circuit trek is one of the best options.
Apart from the mountains and adventure, you will experience the rich cultural heritage of the villagers. Even in this remote part of the world resides a few communities that are well rooted in their ancient customs, and spending nights in their villages allows you to get close to them and their extraordinary life. On the way, you will see many old stupas, Chortens, mani walls, and monasteries.
Our Manaslu circuit trek of 16 days begins from Soti Khola, located at 730 meters (2,896 ft). The trail passes through six climatic zones, from tropical forests and lower banks of Budhi Gandaki & Marsyangdi rivers to the arctic zone. The trail follows dense forests of rhododendron, pine, oak, fir, etc. You will cross many hanging brides and landslide-prone areas. Unlike the famous trekking routes in Nepal, the challenges on the Manaslu circuit trek route are also more.
And you can imagine the range of sceneries seen along the way. Mountains like Manaslu (8,163 m/26,781 ft), Mt. Kang Guru (6,981 m/22,904 ft), Annapurna II (7,937 m/26,040 ft), Himlung Himal (7,126 m/23,345 ft), Buddha Himal (6,692 m/21955 ft), Gyaji Kang (7,038 m/23,090 ft), Shringi Himal (7,155 m/23,474 ft), and numerous other are dotted around the trail.
DISCONNECT WITH THE BUSY WORLD AND CONNECT WITH NATURE & YOUR HIGHER SELF
Trekking in the Himalayas goes beyond adventure. You will get to escape from the chaotic city life and enjoy simple living. A place where you will be present in every moment. Unwind and rejuvenate. The change surely is drastic, but the simple meals, fresh air, and soothing environment will heal your heart and soul. And Manaslu circuit trekking will take you far away in nature, where there is no sound of vehicles or urban life, and all you can hear is the chirping of birds and the gushing sounds of rivers.
EXPLORE THE BASE CAMP OF THE EIGHT-HIGHEST MOUNTAIN IN THE WORLD, MT. MANASLU AND A STUNNING ALPINE LAKE
Manaslu circuit trek is also known as the Manaslu base camp trek because it takes to the base of Mt. Manaslu. Mount Manaslu is the eighth-highest mountain in the world. The Manaslu circuit trek was opened in 1992 for foreign travelers. In recent years, this trekking route has seen so much love from true adventurous hearts. The journey is extremely fulfilling and gratifying.
The Manaslu region is home to the Tibetan Buddhist community. Gurungs are the major community in the region, along with Bhutias, Sherpas & people of Tibetan ethnicity. Some parts of the Manaslu circuit trail also include the old trade route. You may share the trail with yak caravans and mules. Pun Gyen Gompa (4,800 m/15,748 ft), Manaslu Base Camp (4,800 m/15,748 ft), Birendra Lake (3,691 m/12,110 ft), and Rui La (4,998 m/16,398 ft) are some of the notable points on this trek.
If you have a few additional days to travel, we highly recommend extending the Manaslu circuit trek itinerary to Tsum Valley. It is a hidden valley in the Manaslu region famous for its centuries-old monasteries like Mu Gompa, Rachen Gompa, and Dephyudonma Gompa. The Tsum Valley adds more thrill to the Manaslu trek. For more details, you can check out our Manaslu circuit trek with Tsum Valley package.
Our other best trekking packages in Nepal
No doubt, the Manaslu circuit trek is the best off-the-beaten trek in Nepal. However, if you are looking for more physically pushing ventures, then you can check out these packages- Kanchenjunga circuit trek, Makalu base camp trek, Everest three high passes trek, and Upper Dolpo trek.
Our Manaslu circuit trek 2023/24 departures are open. You can now book this trek any time with us. We also have special discounts and coupons for the Manaslu circuit trek. Whether you are a solo traveler or in a group, we have discounts for everyone. On top of that, we also offer the best Manaslu circuit trek cost.