Manaslu - a mountain of the spirit
The remote terrain, rugged paths, thundering waterfalls, culture, and soaring Himalayas makes Manaslu Circuit Trek overwhelming. The trail passes around Manaslu massif and passes down to the Annapurna region.
The trek takes you to the foot of Mt. Manaslu, the world's 8th highest mountain at (8,156 m/26,758 ft.).
Why Manaslu Circuit Trek?
Short Manaslu Circuit Trekking is a classic off the beaten path with pure wilderness and the mysterious beauty of nature. Located on the border of Nepal and Tibet, you will eyewitness the way of life of both Hindus and Buddhists. Union of natural beauty, mountains and flourishing ancient culture is the special feature given by the trek.
These attractions are bound to swipe away our hearts during the trek. The awesome adventures you enjoy in Manaslu Round Trek are unlike any other you would ever imagine. The wealth of beautiful nature in the Manaslu Region stuns the imagination and fascinates you.
You will get an opportunity to get a close view of the 8th highest mountain in the world Mt. Manaslu. Cross the real paradise of Larke La Pass which offers a 360-degree range of Himalayan ranges. Including Manaslu, you will also get a chance to observe Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh Himal Range, Himal Chuli, and many other mountains.
You will pass from humid terraces farm through canyons of Budi Gandaki with turquoise water bodies. A trip to Manaslu helps to refresh your tired eyes and fill the bracing energy-giving spirit. Manaslu Trek takes you to a delightful forest of rhododendron, and alpine woodlands. This woodland includes pine, cedar, birch, juniper, and delightful meadows.
You also get an opportunity to cross 2 conservation areas i.e. Manaslu Conservation Area and Annapurna Conservation Area. It is also the home to wild animals like snow leopard, brown bear, red panda, and many more. You will also get to encounter some endangered floras and faunas inside the area.
It will be amazing to climb through the ridge above the big rapids of the Budi Gandaki River. Spotting the national bird of Nepal, Dhanfe, grey langur monkey up on the cliff is a stirring experience.
In spite of its beautiful nature, Manaslu also shares much of its culture with the neighbouring Tibet. So, in most cultures, the lifestyle of the local folks here is Tibet-influence. This trek package gives a wonderful chance to witness traditions that are ancient in nature.
Central hills are dominant by Gurung ethnic groups, Bhotias are dominant in the upper part of the Manaslu Region. Despite tough, cold, and harsh weather conditions those local people will welcome you with a warm heart.
Manaslu is a fabulous trail and notable for the natural diversity of landscapes that it traverses. But, the prospects we witness don’t come easy; the paths are rock-strewn and sometimes steep. It also includes unsteady bridges and slippery rocks – this is all part of adventure into the wild.
Short Manaslu Circuit Trek in 2022 and 2023
Short Manaslu Circuit Trek 2023 gives you an experience of rural Nepal. Panoramic views of nature, and glaciers make unforgettable memories for a lifetime. The best time to do Manaslu Circuit Trek for 14 days is spring ( March to May) and Autumn ( September to November).
We have departure dates to join this Manaslu trek in Spring and Autumn 2022 and 2023. You can join any dates that suit best to you. If you desire to have a personal trek and customize the Itinerary, we are flexible to customize it.
For those who have more time and want to explore more Manaslu Region. Our and may be best for you. So, sign up with The Himalayan Odyssey to make your trek free from irrelevant worries.
Manaslu Circuit Trek 14 Days Route
Around Manaslu Trek route begins with a long drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola. This drive covers around 137.5 km which would approximately take an 8 to 9 hours bus ride. During the ride, you can see the beautiful mountains and rivers flowing by our side.
Our trek from Soti Khola to Sama Gaon will be adventurous and challenging, full of surprises from nature. You will enjoy the beautiful display of nature when coming across pleasant alpine meadows and pouring waterfalls.
Immersing in the dense forests, rapids Budhi Gandaki River, and wildlife is a lively experience for every one of us. Fluttering prayer flags, mani stones, and chortens will be seen along the trail. As you reach , we spend an extra night acclimatising our bodies. You can see an amazing view of Mt. Manaslu from here.
During the rest day, you can visit Birendra Lake or Pungyen Monastery. Further following our destination will be more adventures which leads you to Larkya La Pass (5,106 m/16,751 ft.). You will perceive a striking view of Mt. Manaslu and also the Larkya glacier.
After leaving from the Pass, a stunning panoramic view of peaks like Himlung Himal, Kang Guna, Annapurna II, etc. will feast our eyes. Descend down the trail leading us to a large field in Bhimtang (3,720 m) then further proceeding to Dharapani. From there we ride the local transportation back to Kathmandu.
Is This Trek Difficult?
The trek begins from sub-tropical to tundra climatic zones. You will be crossing six different climatic zones. The landscape is diverse from 715 m to 5,218 m. It goes through the Budi Gandaki valley, which is surround by Mt Manaslu.
It is challenging due to its gradual altitude and walking into thin air. The Manaslu Trek is perfect for people who have good physical condition and are keen to walk at high altitudes. So, can be rank as moderate to strenuous level.
What will be the Trek Cost for Manaslu Circuit Trek?
When you are thinking about exploring the Himalayas like, there will be lots of factors to take into consideration like route, best time, how fit do we need to be? But one of the most important confusion will be, “How much does this trek cost?”
To answer this question; we need to understand your trekking needs first. The baseline cost of the trek will depend on the number of variables. Your cost will change based on how comprehensive you want your trip to be.
This trek will generally take 12 to 16 days and the cost is generally somewhere between USD 1800 to USD 1785. This price includes transportation, permits, meals, guides, porters, accommodation, entry fees, and others. The cost of highly depends upon travelling as private or in a group.
Manaslu Trek Permit
The depends on the seasons and the number of days you will spend in this region. To trek to the Manaslu region, you will need 3 kinds of permits issued by the Government of Nepal.
- Manaslu Restricted Permit
- Manaslu Conservation Area Permit (MCAP)
- Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP)