About Manaslu Circuit Trek
Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of Nepal’s most exciting trekking routes. The popularity of the route has been growing exponentially over the last few years primarily as an alternative to the neighboring Annapurna Circuit.
The showpiece mountain of this Manaslu Circuit Trek is thetwin-peaked Manaslu (8156 m, 26,758 ft). Manaslustands out as the eighth highest peak on the planet. Along the route to the Himalayan highlands are lush jungles and scenic villages surrounded by terraced fields. Eventually, the trail rises to a barren alpine landscape surrounded by snowy mountains soaring into the skies. The feeling is otherworldly in this remote terrain.
The Manaslu Circuit Trekking requires extra paperwork to visit and thus far it has seen far fewer visitors than its famous neighbor, the adjoining Annapurna Region. This Manaslu Circuit Trek is a chance to visit before the trails get crowded!
The gradual rise from a fertile river valley through lush hills allows for proper acclimatization to altitude on the way up to the highlands. Eventually, the scenic trails arrive at majestic mountain surroundings with up-close views of the surrounding Himalaya.
Among the beauty along this route, the diversity of topography stands out. The Manaslu Circuit Trek trail passes rural farmland up to alpine lakes and glaciers with mountain views. The trail passes through spectacular highland villages before eventually rising to the high mountain pass known as Larkya-La (5160 mt, 17,200ft), the highest elevation of the circuit.
To the north of the Manaslu area is the border of Tibet and the Manaslu Circuit Trek route has been part of a trade route for centuries. The Manaslu Circuit is ideal for trekkers looking for an adventure similar to the Annapurna Circuit but with less of the crowds.
There is a lot to explore along the Manaslu Circuit Trek including hot springs and magnificent monasteries. It is ideal for trekkers looking for a thrilling adventure in a relatively unexplored area of the Himalaya with much of the same benefits of natural beauty, biodiversity and cultural richness as the more popular areas but with fewer of the crowds.
There is a lot to explore in the area and Manaslu Circuit Trek can be easily combined with the remote Tsum Valley Trek, the adventurous Ganesh Himal Trek and the Ruby Valley Trek as well as the classic Annapurna Circuit and more including Nar and Phu villages and beyond. Please let us know if you have the time and interest and would like to extend your journey to this region and beyond. We look forward to guiding you to all of its highlights.
Please Note: Our Manaslu Circuit Trek has set departure dates from both Pokhara and Kathmandu and this trek can be personalized to accommodate your specific wishes and timetable. We can arrange a trek that combines with the remote Tsum Valley Trek for people with the time and interest.