Trip Introduction: Mansalu Circuit Trek-‘adventure around beautiful valley of Mt. Manaslu and cross high Larke-la pass’
19 Days Manaslu Circuit Trek; It is an adventurous off-the-beaten trekking trail glorified by the 8th highest peak in the world, Manasalu (8,156m/26.758ft).
Embark on one of the finest remote treks adorned with quaint breath-taking mountain views, forests, and alpine habitats. The 19 Days Manaslu Circuit Trekking Trail journey is one of Nepal's best-hidden gems.
The trekking journey takes you through the wild landscapes ascending from lush jungles to high-altitude mountain passes. The Manaslu Circuit Trekking takes you to the foothills of the eighth highest peak, Mt. Manaslu (8,163 m).
Throughout the 19 Days Manaslu Circuit trekking tour trail, you will be trekking around the Nepal-Tibet border. Despite being remote and isolated, Manaslu Circuit Treks is one of the most popular trekking trails in Nepal. The trekking trail offers excellent mountain vistas of the highest mountain, including the Mt. Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.
This trek allows exploring a variety of cultural experiences of the diverse ethnic communities of the Manalsu region. This trek is an ideal mix of rich Himalayan culture, exotic wildlife, and stunning views of mountains.
Off-late the Manaslu region has become a more popular alternative trekking destination than the Annapurna and Everest region. It is one of the less frequented trekking trails making this region unique and unspoiled.
Manaslu Circuit Trek- The start of the Journey
The Manaslu Circuit Trekking tour begins in Kathmandu with a scenic 7-8 hours of drive through to the historic town of Gorkha we reach at Arughat, Sotikhola. We follow the trail that climbs up towards the valley of the Budhi Gandaki River through wild and farmlands. This region belongs to the ethnic Gurung communities. The spectacular view of the towering peak, Mt. Manaslu, is eternal.
The trail circumnavigates the towering Manaslu peak (8156m.) crosses the Larkya-La pass at 5106m and becomes evident the Marshyangdi river valley. We then make an ideal descent through moraines to Bhimphedi and through small passes, some scattered settlements.
Moving on further through to the terraced fields and the cultivations, the trail then meets the main Annapurna Circuit Trek at the Gurung settlement of Dharapani. As you constantly trek in the 8,000-meter shadow of the Manaslu circuit.
From Dharapani we drive to Besi Sahar along the mighty Marshayangdi River through the settlements of mid-hills such as Tal, Chamje, Jagat. From Besi Sahara you drive back to Kathmandu or if you want to visiti Pokhara city we take you to there.
Manaslu Trekking is a moderate to strenuous level trek. It is suitable for all walks of life having a good fitness level. Our 19-day itinerary best fits your time and interest. If you have a plans, Trekking Planner allows you to customize the trek itineraries the way you want them to be.
Best Season to do the Manaslu Circuit Trek
The Manaslu Circuit Trekking trail can be attempted throughout the year. But the best time is during autumn (September- November). In the autumn months, the temperature goes up to 20°C in the daytime and falls to -6 °C at night. Similarly in the months of spring temperatures can reach 18°C in the daytime and drop to -4°C at night.
The spring season is considered to be the perfect month for trekking in the Manaslu region. As the trek weather remains stable and comfortable. The temperatures during these months are neither too hot nor too cold.
The monsoon and winter months are a bit unfavorable for trekking. But, with proper gear and preparations, you can even trek during Monsoon and winter seasons. During the monsoon, the trail becomes more slippery and wet, so you need to walk carefully. Similarly in winter due to the occurrence of heavy snowfall, the high-altitude pass will be close. Trekking is not impossible but few precautionary measures can make it possible without causing too much of problems.
Manaslu Circuit Trekking Difficulty Level
Manaslu Circuit trekking tour covers long distances. So, the first-time or novice trekkers might find this trek a bit challenging. On average, you need to cover 10 to 15 kilometers each day. Walking into the most remote trail is no doubt exciting and adventurous, but at the same time, it is challenging.
It is advisable to take part in stamina-building exercises regularly at least one month before the trek. If you are ready to walk for about 5-6 hours and not feel frustrated then the difficulties won’t bother you much.
Please be reminded that the trek routes involve long climbs, steep descents, and forward trails in the rocky paths and forests. This trek is unsuitable for those who suffer from sensitive medical conditions like heart or lung diseases. Since the trekking trail is less crowded the rewards for the hard work are plenty for the takings.
Electricity, and water drinking facilities during the trek
During the 19 Days Manaslu Circuit Trekking, you will get an uninterrupted electricity supply for the camera and mobile batter. However, for recharge you need to pay extra charges in all the lodges we will be staying in.
You can either buy bottled mineral water from local lodges or the shops on route while trekking. Besides that, you can also fill your water bottle with boiled water at lodges. Trekking Planner provides you with purification pills to make water drinkable.
Manaslu Circuit Trek-Food and accommodation
Throughout your 19 Days Manaslu trekking journey the food and accommodation in the tea houses are basic in nature. They provide standard meal and accommodation services. You will get the best benefits of a room with twin beds, a pillow, a mattress, and a warm blanket. You get to taste various kind of meals but "Dal Bhaat," is the staple diet. It includes rice, dal, lentils, vegetables, pickles, and others.
To get these facilities it is always best to book it in advance to be safe from any kind of last-minute hassles. Toilets in these teahouses are generally outside of teahouses and are in squat style.
For breakfast, you will get eggs, bread toasts, and porridge. Tea, garlic soup, hot beverages, coffee, and others are also served in these teahouses. Besides that, you can also carry protein bars, dry fruits, and other snacks while trekking on this tour.
A TYPICAL DAY AT THE MANASLU CIRCUIT TREKKING REGION
Every morning after packing our bags and having a good wholesome breakfast, you set out on the day's walk. After walking for 3-4 hours you stop by for a lunch around midday. The afternoon walk during your trekking journey is shorter. You usually arrive at your destination around 3 in the afternoon. The latter half of the day in the afternoon is for exploring the village. You can also do a bit of washing or read a book. On a few occasions, you might arrive at the destination by lunchtime and the entire afternoon will be free.
After dinner, you will be playing cards, and reliving the day's adventures. Next you will be heading off to bed for a well-needed sleep.