Manaslu Circuit Trek is a world class journey into the Himalayas. Some consider it the best all-around trek in Nepal, and a great alternative to the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. It is a strenuous trek in northwest Nepal that goes through the Tibetan Buddhist influenced ethnic communities. It joins two different regions: the Manaslu with Annapurna region. The trail begins from Soti Khola (700m), along the banks of the Budhi Gandaki River. The area is home to rice paddy fields, water buffalo, and welcoming villagers. From here, we climb continually north and toward higher altitude. As we gain altitude, we pass through Gurung villages and eventually reach villages where the population is completely ethnically Tibetan, where a different dialect is spoken. Local people are Tibetan Buddhist influenced and offer brilliant hospitality. High in these mountains, we may even share the path with yak caravans. A major highlight of the trip is the Larke Pass, where trekkers reach the altitude of 5135m and are exposed to once-in-a-lifetime Himalayan views. The pass is usually covered in snow, which makes it a bit more of an adventure. The majestic views of the high Himalayas, dense forests, deep gorges and the scattered mixed and ethnic settlements not to be missed.
This trip is suitable for the adventure lovers and those who have a long trekking vacation. This itineraryis rather quick, and we are open to slowing down depending on the wants and needs of the trekkers. The best times to hike the Manaslu Circuit Trek are Spring and Autumn. The restricted trekking in Manaslu requires a special trekking permit (MCAP) for your trip. Ascent Holidays arranges the trek with complete management, including TIMS card. Please, feel free to contact us for the detailed information.
Ascent Holidays is not responsible for any problems due to weather, damages of property, etc. However, we will manage and support you to the best of our abilities with any problem that may arise.