- Experience unique cultures and traditions of the people embedded in the beguiling landscape of Manaslu
- Panoramic views of the mountains accompanied by the natural luster of the terrain
- One of the most exciting travel packages that you can undergo
Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of the greatest long treks in the Himalayas. It involves going around the peak of Manaslu. The eighth highest mountain in the world stands at 8163 meters and is located in the Gorkha District. This trek provides quite a different experience compared to the more popular Annapurna Circuit Trek.
A Lesser Known Trail
The trekking route in the Manaslu region only opened in 1991. The trail goes along the historic salt-trading path on the bank of Budi Gandaki River. The trekking route is a part of the Manaslu Conservation Area. It provides a mixture of natural beauty with cultural magnificence and thus has garnered quite a popularity among trekkers. However, fewer trekkers engage in this trek compared to other treks.
Manaslu Circuit Trek follows an off-beaten path that goes through some stunning scenarios and quaint cultural villages. Due to fewer trekkers in the route, the food and lodging facilities are limited. Moreover, the trek has fewer varieties of food due to lack of transportation provisions. However, more and more tea houses are being built, which make sure that there is no shortage of food. Furthermore, the accommodation and food are cheaper in Manaslu region than in other trekking routes.
Explore the Rich Culture
The trail also entails walking across numerous monasteries, chortens, and prayer wheels. Tsum valley is a culturally rich area that enshrines some ancient Buddhist traditions. The Tibetan culture greatly influences the inhabitants in this area. So, this trek offers a sneak peek into the lives of communities living in the Himalayas.
Additionally, Manaslu Circuit Trek is only moderately challenging. However, it is not for beginners so you should not try it if you’re not fit. As it mostly encompasses narrow off- beaten path and steep inclines, we only recommend this to adventurers who have trekked a few times. That being said, it is certainly not among the most challenging treks.
You can combine Manaslu Circuit Trek with Tsum Valley Trek for the Manaslu-Tsum Valley Trek. You will find the detailed itinerary of Tsum Valley Trek here.