Manaslu Trek in Nepal
Nepal is the ultimate destination for trekkers and adventure junkies as they get to experience the thrill of witnessing 8 highest mountains above 8,000 meters (26,247 feet) in a single visit. Everest trekking, Annapurna circuit trek, and Langtang trek are some of the most famous treks of Nepal. However, Manaslu trek is slowly gaining popularity after being opened to international tourists in 1991.
Manaslu trek in the remote region of Manaslu is slowly substituting Annapurna Circuit trek, considered to be the best adventure trek in Nepal. The trek is mostly known for its unexplored trails, fewer trekkers, serenity and preservation. As the routes only opened after the Chinese government opened its borders, the natural treasures of the region are still undisturbed, leading to a rich flora and fauna.
Mount Manaslu at 8156 meters (26758 feet) is the eighth highest peak in the world and the highest in the region. The high altitude glaciers, rich biodiversity and warm hospitality make the tour one of a kind. The best time to explore this hidden gem is from March to May and September to December.
The trek to a maximum elevation of 5160 meters (16929 feet) is not just famous for the natural diversity and captivating mountain views, but also the traditional and unique Tamang and Sherpa settlements. The circuit trek takes about 18-20 days for completion from Arughat to the end point, Bulbule. Due to the restricted area, the trek requires a special permit for trekkers.
The trip is a mixture of excitement and serenity with the most dramatic Larkya la pass of the Himalayas and the solidarity of the trails that give a truly natural experience. With proper acclimatization, the trek can be an enriching experience of natural beauty, rich culture and biodiversity, interesting historic and religious tours and many more.
Manaslu Trek Highlights:
- Famous UNESCO world heritage sites of Kathmandu valley
- Manaslu (8156 meters), 8th highest mountain in the world
- Traditional Tamang and Sherpa villages
- High altitude glacier and passes (Larkya La pass at 5210 meter)
- Trek along the Budhi Gandaki Valley