Manaslu Circuit Trek circumnavigates the majestic Mount Manaslu (8163m) by hiking through one of the most quietest and beautiful trekking trails. Manaslu Circuit Trek is popular among trekkers who prefer quieter trail, high alpine scenery, and who have a fascination with Tibetan Buddhist culture. The Manaslu region was opened for the trekkers in 1995. The trail is very peaceful and few trekkers make their way to the area. The residents of the area are direct descendants of Tibetan immigrants who settled here during early 16th century. Because of this, their dialect, dress and customs resemble those of Nepal’s norther neighbors in Tibet. The mountain views in the area are sensational, unlike anywhere else in the world.
Manaslu Circuit trek takes you into the lap of the Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal, and Boudha Himal ranges. These mountains will give you astonishing views. In the initial days of the trek, we explore the Budhi Gandaki Valley through a mix of dense forest, terraced agricultural fields and rolling hills. Throughout the trek, we pass through alpine forests, glacial rivers, and enjoy the warm hospitality of people living in passing villages. The dramatic Larke Pass towards the end of the trek is a thrilling once-in-a-lifetime experience. After descending to Jagat, we end the trek and drive back to Kathmandu.
Manaslu Circuit Trek is possible throughout the year, but Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) are considered to be the best season because of the fine weather. During the Spring, there is a bit more color and the rhododendrons are blooming, whereas in the Autumn months, the skies are generally clearer and the mountains are more visible. The Manaslu Circuit Trek requires basic fitness and acclimatization to avoid Acute mountain sickness. Shepherd Holidays arranges the trek with complete management. Please, feel free to contact us for more detailed information.