19 Days Manaslu Circuit Trekking
Manaslu Circuit trekking facts
- Duration of Trip: 19 Days
- Trekking Days: 17 Days
- Type of Trek: Teahouse / Lodge stay
- Max. Altitude: 5135 mt.
- Grade of Trek: Hard
- Main Attraction: Manaslu view/Larke Pass
- Permit : USD 70 Per week Per person : MCAP USD 30:ACAP USD 20 :TIMS USD 10
If isolation is a word that you are in search of in a highly stressful world for you to chill out & get back to mother earth, then it’s the Manaslu Circuit Trekking, where the remoteness keeps most at bay & its you, the fauna, the birds…& the blue skies…the dense alpine forests on the off-the-beaten roughshod villages we hike through, and fine-looking landscapes, is a venture that opens a new window to a virgin region less used on Nepal’s challenging Himalayas. Not many trekkers head out on this trail, but then its good for trekkers looking for paths less jammed by budding hikers like the EBC or the Annapurna areas that are always cluttered with hikers that create clogs on the trails; the Manaslu Circuit Trek is ideal for one of those unusual trekking experiences in a lesser used area among Nepal’s chain of Himalayas that stretch out to all parts of the country. The Manaslu trail & the region were closed to outsiders till 1991 due to its sensitive geography, but now the trekking is controlled as per certain government political decisions and a special permit is required for organized treks with groups to visit this naturally stunning region where the beauty is just raw & simple.
Views on the Manaslu Circuit are just fantastic as you hike the trails which goes around the annapurna conservation area to the west with its boundary between the Tibetan plateau in the north & east; 'Manaslu' means 'the Mountain of Spirits' in Sanskrit Language. Towering at a height of 8163m, Mount Manaslu is the eighth highest peak in the world. This trek offers you sublime views of Mount Manaslu & also gives you upfront views of other famous peaks including Himalchuli, Ganesh Himal, Ngadi Chuli, Annapurna, Peak 29, etc. the abundance of a wealth of rich wildlife in its flora & fauna which is so diverse in nature amazes the visitor in all its natural beauty. As you slowly move around the circuit you slowly begin to see raw loveliness & interesting cultures that invoke your emotions to the core with its excellent biodiversity that displays the depth of its differences from the other regions you may have already trekked in. this region is growing in stature & is slowly beginning to attract the diehard trekker looking for something new which is found in its high altitude glaciers & some of the fabulous passes evident in this wild region.
EncoutersNepal.com has designed great itineraries that give you enough acclimatization while taking you to spots in this region that are literally stunning. Our trip begins with an attractive drive from kathmandu through a scenic highway to Gorkha, a historic town that played a major role in the unification of Nepal’s history & was also home to Nepal’s first true king prithvi narayan shah who begin the shah dynasty in all pomp & glory.
Gorkha is significant for its rich history & ancient monuments, the most important one being the medieval royal palace that was home to most of Nepal’s kings for some time. Our real Trek begins from Gorkha as we stroll towards Arughat via Khanchowk. We hike cool trails via Soti Khola, Machha Khola, Philim and Namrung, & finally culminate at the lovely vibrant village of Samagaon, said to be the primary trading town in this lesser known region.
Manaslu is also home to many Tibetan immigrants who have made home in this region. The Manaslu region is residence to different communities of people and their diverse cultures, which is a great source of its rich cultural heritage. The language, customs, and attires worn hereabouts are very much the same to those of their brethren in Tibet. The majority of the people here are mainly Brahmins, Newars, Chhetris, Chales, Gurungs, and Tamangs. Our hikes take us to the huge glacier of Larkya La Pass, as we string along to the special route between Budhi Gandaki and Marshyangdi Valley where some of the extraordinary views of Manaslu and other snowcapped peaks proudly await your presence for some stunning pictures. We cling to the Dudh Koshi River, & then enter the Annapurna Conservation Area in Manang as we cruise along through some Magar settlements. Our pleasant walk takes us by the chocolate box alpine pastures at Bhimtang before we blend our path into the key Annapurna Circuit Trail. We finally tumble into the bustling town of Beshishahar which draws the curtain on our Manaslu Circuit Trek, as we drive back to Kathmandu for some rest & a well earned chill-out period to freak out.
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