Manaslu Circuit Trek an Adventurous journey

  • Last Updated on Dec 9, 2022

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Manaslu Circuit Trek

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step and adventures are the best way to learn for guidance, wanderlust and inspiration. The path may appear to be long and intimidating but taking one step at a time, is manageable.

Talking about a beautiful journey, Manaslu Trekking Circuit is a beautiful and breathtaking gem in Nepali trekking. The scenarios of Manaslu Circuit Trek are surreal. Manaslu Base Camp is well renowned and loved trekking area but is rarely visited. Only expertise and the one with experience are willing to go for it. Manaslu Trekking Circuit is suitable for all four seasons but it is wiser to trek during Spring and fall. Manaslu Base camp trekking area is considered as both classical treks as well as adventurous trek too.

The Manaslu circuit trek usually sees fewer people along its route. It is remote and physically demanding yet culturally enriching and scenically uplifting.

The circuit takes you from the steamy lowlands with their terraces of rice and millet, through the mighty gorges of the Budi Gandaki with its turquoise waters and amazing waterfalls. Suspension bridges in Manaslu trek are in a league of their own for both length and height, and the yearly monsoon often washes minor bridges away leaving trekkers to use semi-submerged rocks.

Mt. Manaslu is the eighth highest in the world. Whether you want to go from one teahouse to another or prefer camping, Manaslu is for everyone.

Frequently asked Questions

  1. Height of Manaslu

Manaslu Circuit Trek is 8163 meters high from sea level. The highest point during the Manaslu Circuit Trek is Larkya La at 5106   meters. The trek follows an ancient salt–trading route along the steep-sided Budhi Gandaki river. Ten peaks of more than 6,500 meters (21,300 ft) in height are visible while trekking through the Manaslu region, including peaks of more than 7,000 meters (23,000 ft) high.

  1. When to plan Manaslu Trek?

Manaslu trek can be planned in any four seasons but the best season to plan Manaslu Trek is during spring and fall when we get the most beautiful views, and weather as well as the Climates. Every trekking season offers its own excitement and atmosphere for Trekkers.

  1.    Why Manaslu of all? how is it different from Everest or Annapurna?

As the Manaslu trekking area is less visited, it is less crowded and the views of the mountain are surreal. The Annapurna Circuit is wonderful. It gives you everything you are looking for when trekking in the Annapurna Sanctuary of Nepal. However, you will definitely not be the only one on the trails. After the Everest Base Camp Trek, the Annapurna Circuit Trek is the busiest trek in Nepal. Manaslu Circuit trek is similar to the Everest base camp trek and Annapurna trek in almost every possible way but it allows you to take a more authentic trekking experience.

  1.   How to prepare for the Manaslu base camp circuit trek?

Manaslu Circuit trek requires a strong crew for the trek as it is challenging. This trek is recommended to experienced trekkers and to those who are willing to take risks and bear any challenges.

  1.   What is the cost?

The cost for Manaslu Circuit Trek depends upon the itinerary and the trekking company.

  1.  Is the Manaslu trek difficult?

Climbing Manaslu is more difficult than what it appears to seem on any other platform like social media, advertisements and many more. None of the 8000m Mountain Expeditions is easy to climb. Mountaineering is one of the challenging adventures where many trekkers lost their lives each year. It depends on the climber’s previous climbing experiences, weather, age, physical fitness, quality of personal climbing equipment, the experience of climbing Sherpa guide, reputation and background of the operator, and climbing season.

Suman Aryal

Suman Aryal

Suman Aryal is Travel and Tour operator in the Himalaya since long. He organizes tours, trekking, hiking and climbing in Nepal. He loves writing related to travel and trekking in Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan.