- the jaw-dropping natural beauty of the forests, rivers, and flora in the Manaslu region.
- Friendly people, the rich culture of the region which includes both Nepalese and Tibetan ethnic groups (mostly Sherpas).
- Larky La Pass (5167 meters), the highest point on the trek.
- Stunning view of some of the highest peaks in the world- Manaslu, Cheo Himal, Himlung Himal, Nemjung, Gyaji Kang, Kang Guru, and Annapurna II.
- Abundant wildlife including Tahr (Mountain Goat), Agali (Blue Sheep), Pika (Highest living Mammal), Himalayan Marmots and, if you are lucky Snow Leopard.
Manaslu Circuit Trek is definitely one of the most alluring trails you could choose to go trekking in Nepal. Unlike ABC and EBC, you will not find a huge crowd of trekkers in the Manaslu circuit because other mainstream trekking trails are more popular amongst the tourists. Manaslu Trekking is not that much difficult for regular trekker and climbers. People may be wondering about the Manaslu Trek difficulty but those who have previous trekking experience they may find this route easy. Inexperienced trekkers must be physically and mentally sound to trek 17 days in Manaslu. This is a physically demanding trek, so beginners may find it a bit difficult.
The world’s eighth highest peak may not be as famous as the Everest and Annapurna, but it is really challenging due to its fickle weather. On the trail to Manaslu, Trek Nepal do not have many trekkers during the peak season because most travellers have not heard of the trek so it is advised that you trek with a guide along. Because the trek is not as safe as others, it is not permitted to go on your own. Trek with a guide will give you information about the villages and the mountains seen along the trail.
It is not advised to trek alone means trek with someone because the region is dangerous and after the 2015 earthquake, it is also prone to landslides and rockfall. A reason why it is better to be in the know to make sure you are safe. The danger zones come along as you pass from Khorlabesi to Tatopani and in route to Yaru and after crossing the Larke Pass. The guides and the locals tell about more danger zone and keep yourself safe. And because of that, there are not many tea house lodges around the place and during the peak season finding a good lodge spontaneously can pose up to be a big problem. So, a smart move would be to book a proper night’s sleep beforehand by talking to the owner of the place you stayed a day earlier, and they shall avail you the contact details of lodges for the next day.
The main problem might come at a place called Dharmashala where there are only limited lodges with around certain rooms. Which why it is advised to book in advance, otherwise you will have to spend the night in tents. For 14 days Manaslu Circuit Trek, we take a bus from Kathmandu to Arughat of Gorkha. From there, you can take a jeep or walk 5 hours to Solti Khola from where the trek normally starts. It is completely up to you where you start your trek from. After Soti Khola, it is time to stretch your happy feet along. The official Manaslu trek ends at Besisahar. However, you can short a little by catching a jeep from Dharapani.
Networks in the Manaslu trek is pretty poor so we advise taking a CDMA SIM along with you as NTC and NCell do not have proper connectivity around Manaslu trek. Besides the telephone network, the power in Manaslu Circuit is supplied through solar panels and local hydropower projects. Some places do not have access to power. The charging is easily facilitated in places supported by the hydropower projects. But you will definitely face difficulties in charging phones where solar power is used.
The weather is really favourable one while trekking in Manaslu during the winter season. The monsoon season is about to end at the starting of September month. The skies are pretty clear in winter with bright sunshine which lets trekkers enjoy the best views of sparkling snowcapped peaks. Few rainfalls may occur in the month of September but it does not last long. Then, October temperature is at its best, it is very moderate. In November it is quite cold in higher elevation areas whereas lower elevation it is very cool. But in December the temperature rises in the freezing zone in higher altitude areas.
- DayArrival in Kathmandu Valley (1300m)
- Day Sightseeing around the Kathmandu Valley
- Drive Kathmandu to Sotikhola (710m).
- Day Trek to Machhakhola (870m).
- Day Trek to Jagat (1340m)
- Day Trek to Deng(1860m)
- Day Trek to Namrung (2630m).
- Day Trek to Lho (3180m).
- Day Trek to Samagaun (3500m).
- Day Acclimatizing day at Samagaun.
- Day Trek to Samdo (3860m).
- Day Trek to Dharamasala (4480m).
- Day Cross the Larke pass (5213m) trek down to Bimtang (3720 m).
- Day Bimtang to Tilije (2300m).
- Day Trek to Dharapani and drive to Besishar (760m).
- Day Besishahar to Kathmandu.
- Day International Departure.
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