In the ocean of hundreds of trekking routes in the Himalayas, the Manaslu circuit trail is one the best given the isolation of the region and breathtaking scenery. This adventurous trek explores around the eighth-highest mountain in the world, Mt. Manalsu (8,163 m). Flanked by Ganesh Himal (7,405 m) in the east and the Annapurna range (8,091 m) in the west, Mt. Manaslu sits in the Gorkha district, 50 miles from Kathmandu.
The trail begins from sub-tropical forests and ascends to ice fields & glaciers. Larkya La pass (5,160 m), the highest point of the Manaslu circuit trek, is our final destination before we begin trekking down to the ending point of the trail Dharapani. The Manaslu circuit trekking route is packed, with all the adventure one can imagine in the Himalayas of Nepal.
Mesmerizing mountain landscapes, Tibetan Buddhist cultural heritage of the locals, diverse vegetation, lovely villages, intimate encounters with the locals, fantastic side excursions, ancient monasteries, gorgeous alpine lakes, and crossing a high mountain pass, the ultimate push of the journey.
We at Nepal Pioneer Treks custom design the Manaslu circuit trek itinerary for our guests to best suit their necessities. You'll be trekking with a native guide who will help you navigate the trail and introduce you to the Manaslu region. A reliable team will be supporting you during the trek. As you cannot do the Manaslu circuit trek without a guide, it is better to trek with the best one.
What to expect during the Manaslu circuit trek?
During the Manaslu circuit trekking, you will be traversing the Manaslu Conservation Area. The dense forests of rhododendron, oak, fir, pine, and juniper cover the initial part of the route and gradually climb to alpine meadows and glaciers. You will be trekking through the Budi Gandaki gorge, crossing thrilling suspension bridges and lovely waterfalls on the way.
Snow-capped mountains like Manaslu (8,163 m), Boudha Himal (6,672 m), Himal Chuli (7,893 m), Mt. Himlung (7,126 m), Mt. Kang Guru (6,981 m), Annapurna II (7,937 m), Simnang Himal (6,251m), Ngadi Chuli (7,871 m), etc, are seen along the trekking route. Likewise, you will see the Manaslu glacier and Manaslu icefall in Samdo.
We have two acclimatization days in our Manaslu circuit trek 19 days. In Samagaon (3,520 m), there is a hiking option to Birendra Lake (3,691 m)/Manaslu Base camp (4,800 m) or Pungyen Gompa (4,050 m). Likewise, in Samado (3,860 m), we will hike to Rui La (4,998 m), located near the Tibetan border.
The Manaslu circuit trek is a strenuous trek. It means only experienced trekkers can do this trek. For beginners, the terrain and overall venture are way too challenging. The trail is off-the-beaten, uneven, and steep.
You will roughly cover 180 km (110 miles) on the Manaslu circuit trekking. Likewise, crossing a high mountain pass above 5,000 meters (Larkya La, 5160 meters) after many days of trekking demands you to push your limits.
The Manaslu circuit trek route is very remote, unlike the famous Everest base camp trek and Annapurna circuit trek. Therefore, the limitations along the way are high. While trekking for hours a day on a trodden path, you have to deal with simple accommodations and a strict menu.
Determination, perseverance, and willpower are needed for the Manaslu circuit trek!
You cannot cancel the altitude sickness entirely during the Manaslu circuit trek. However, you can do certain things to avoid it, and our Manaslu circuit trek itinerary & trained crew are just perfect for it. Acclimatizing, maintaining your pace, keeping yourself hydrated, and getting enough sleep are key for bypassing altitude sickness.
Be aware of the below symptoms, and if you see any of them, inform your guide right away.
difficulty in breathing
To trek for more than 14 days in the Himalayas inevitably demands good fitness and endurance. To become fit for the mountain and its uneven-trodden trail, we recommend you do cardiovascular training like going on hiking, regular long walks, etc.
Similarly, you can also do swimming, cycling, and running. During the trek, begin and end every day with stretching to prepare yourself for the trail ahead. Each day you have to walk 6 hours minimum.
Work on your stamina and learn to maintain a constant pace. The Manaslu circuit trek in Nepal is surely a lot more demanding than other trekking routes, but it also is a wonderful venture. Get yourself a lightweight trekking boot and wear it before the trek begins.
Best Manaslu Circuit Trek Itinerary, 2023 Booking Open
Our 19 days Manaslu circuit trek package is one of the best itineraries in the market. This itinerary is well-designed and tested. You will have ample acclimatization days to adjust to the elevation and take the journey slowly.
The trip is supported by a well-trained and experienced crew, so you will be safe in the mountains. Likewise, our Manaslu circuit trek cost covers all the essentials and lets travelers freely trek.
Book the Manaslu circuit trek 2023 departure now, or talk to our team if you have any queries. We are always eager to help you answer your question.
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