The Manaslu Trek is now a great tea-house trek. Some call it the best all-round trek in Nepal and it’s on the Great Himalaya Trail. It’s certainly a great alternative to the Annapurna Circuit.
Experience the majestic beauty of the Manaslu Massif in this remote mountain trek. Hike along an ancient salt-trading route along the wild rapids of the Bhuri Gandhaki River and discover the splendour of pine, bamboo and rhododendron forests.
Manaslu Circuit Trek is popular trekking destination in Manaslu region. It is “untouched” natural paradise trekking in Nepal which is located on the border between Nepal and Tibet. It was officially opened as adventure walking trip for tourist in 1992. This trek is considered as one of the most challenging treks in Nepal and it rewards the trekkers with an adventurous and unparalleled alpine experience. Very less amount of tourist visits this trek route during a each year because it is one of the restricted trekking route in Manaslu Region that requires special trekking permits.
Manaslu Circuit trek offers the perfect combination of rich cultural heritage, unsurpassed Himalayan scenic beauty and the fascinating Tibetan culture with its rich mountain biological diversity. People are very honest and respect their culture and tradition very much. Manaslu at 8153m is the 8th highest peak in the world. Manaslu means “The Spirit- Mountain” in the local dialect referring to the benevolent strong deity which dwells within.
If you really want to see what all the excitement is about in terms of the most breath-taking mountain scenery on earth then look no further than the Manaslu Circuit through Larkya La Pass. Without equipment of climbing, you could able to cross this Larkya La Pass 5215m. It is quite a challenging trip which requires good physical fitness and stamina but view is really spectacular from the top of Larkya La Pass. This trek is certainly a great alternative to the Annapurna Circuit.
Walking through the Manaslu Circuit trek, you have time to explore real Nepalese life and encounter many Buddhist monks inhabitant in sacred monasteries. Continuing further, you can visit to very old monastery “Sama Gompa” at Sama Gaou along with close up view of Mt Manaslu. Our biggest challenge will be crossing Larka La Pass 5215m from where you can view great mountains. Then, we descend from alpine to tropical areas, bursting with ferns, bamboos, pine forest, waterfalls colorful rhododendron forest and aqua- blue green lakes laced with cotton- white beaches. This trek offer spectacular view of Himal Chuli 7893m, Ganesh Himal 7319m, Shringi Himal 7187m and Manaslu Himal 8153m and many different flora and fauna.
Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Arughat then your adventure trek leads you to the trail of the bank of Budi Gandaki River, through the picturesque valley. Ahead you feel like entering into sacred Buddhist world of monasteries as we pass by huge mani walls, colorful prayer flags, old monastery, temple and Cherton. Scenery becomes even more impressive as we climb up into alpine environment on the approach to the Larkya La Pass 5215m/17109ft and after having a complete excursion all around, the trail takes you back along the Annapurna classis trekking routes to Besisahar and then you will catch a private vehicle or public bus and return back to Kathmandu.