Manaslu Trekking Guide 2020

  • Feb 24, 2024
  • Rajan Dahal
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Manaslu Circuit Trekking region is considered the unsurpassed route for trekking since the establishment of tea houses increased, the need for tented treks declined significantly. The tea houses in the Manaslu circuit were destroyed in the 2015 earthquake, but almost all of them have been rebuilt.

Manaslu trekking is a newly opened trekking trail as an alternative Annapurna circuit trek. Start from Soti Khola and go up to (5,106 m.) Larke la pass and meet at Annapurna trekking route at Dharapani.

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Wilderness Trek

Among several popular trekking destinations in Nepal, Manaslu journey is the hidden treasure of the Himalayas. Mt. Manaslu (8,163 m./26,774 ft.) is the world's 8th highest Mountain and about 65 km. east of the famous Annapurna Circuit Trek. Manaslu Circuit Trekking was in the shadow due to the lack of tea houses along the route. But nowadays, Many teahouses started to build and deliver warm hospitality with comfort for inbound and outbound travelers. Even though the 2015 earthquake hit badly most of the local tea houses collapsed. All guest house is rebuilt very quickly and ready to deliver the services. Still, there are very less number of trekkers around and you can enjoy more. Annapurna circuit trek and Everest base camp trekking trails are the top busy trekking trails in Nepal.

Manaslu Trekking from Lho Village

Connected with Tibetan Culture

Behind Mt. Manaslu, there is a Village Development Committee which is known as “Trans Himalayan Country” Those tribes practice the same culture tradition, and Customs as Tibetans do. Those local people can speak Tibetan and are eligible to go back to Tibet. Even though you are trekking in Nepal and going to experience the Tibetan Culture….. How wonderful it is?? Many local people got married to Tibetan women while they were having the trans-Himalayan trade. Still, Polygamy systems are practiced in the Manaslu area.

Affordable price

Mt. Manaslu Circuit Trek used to be organized in a tented camping trekking and many Sherpa porter and kitchen staffs were supplied. But now many guest houses have been built up and plenty of food and necessary items are available. In the Manaslu round trek, you can stay in the tea house in all places where the toilet and room facilities are available. So, Global Adventure Trekking suggests you take a light tea house trek and save the money for your next adventure. Our well-trained guide and porter are available around the clock to care for you.

Start from low altitude to high altitude

Mt. Manaslu (8,163 m./26,777 ft.) trekking will begin after a bus or jeep drive to Soti Khola. There are daily bus services via Gorkha (the District headquarters of Gorkha) Or Dhading district. After 7 hrs drive to Soli Khola trek starts. Soti Khola (715 m.) up to Dharmasala (4,460 m) and Larke pass (5,160 m./16,925 ft.) and descend to Dharapani which is the connecting point of the famous Annapurna Circuit. The total walking distance of the Manaslu trek for 14 days is 190 km.

Manaslu Base Camp View

Side trips arrangement

Manaslu Circuit Trek has a lot of things to do on the trekking route. You can make the side trip en route to the trek. Visa the Monastery, Local Village, and Visit the Manaslu Base Camp and of course Birendra Lake. These are the side trips for your Manaslu trips. While you take the Acclimatize day, then go for the side trips. Tsum Valley Trek is a great side trek option.

Manaslu Side Trip Birendra Lake

Famous Larke La Pass- 5,106 m./16,747 ft.

Larke La Pass is the world-famous high pass. Start from 715 m. to Dharmasala (4,460 m) and cross Larke La (5,106 m./16,747 ft.). Offers the best panoramic view of Himalayan peaks including Himlung Mountain, and several neighboring Mountains. Yes, of course, it is a challenging pass but doable!

Safe and tranquil trail

Even though the Manaslu circuit trek is a new hiking trail, the people are amazing and the path is well maintained in all the places. It is safe, and the views are unbelievable. The sunlight changes its color into gold in the evening and there is no one to disturb you, See the blue sky and twinkling stars and full and croissant moon. Play with baby yak and encounter the blue ship, Himalayan Thar, and many more animals along the trek. The beautiful village, prayer flag, and Mani wall make the trekking more pleasurable and interesting. Once you take this Manaslu trek, you will be surely fascinated.

Mt Manaslu Base Camp