Manaslu Circuit Trek lies between the two big rivers of western Nepal; Budhi Gandaki River, and Marshyangdi River. It is the homeland of Mt. Manaslu (Spirit mountain) 8th world's highest peak on planet. Manaslu Circuit Trek was officially opened for trekkers in 1992 for trekking. It encounters a mix of authentic Hindu and Tibetan-style Buddhist villages with great pristine mountain views, rich cultural heritage, unsurpassed beauty, biological diversity, and genuine adventure. Manaslu circuit Trek commenced from Gorkha Bazar (The old kingdom of Nepal, from the unification of Nepal). It offers great views of the Annapurna Ranges, Langtang ranges, and the massive views of Boudha Himal, Mt. Hiunchuli, Srigni Himal, and Ganesh Himal then trekked from Arughat. This trekking offers you enough acclimatization as one will have already adopted up to 2,950m (Gupsi Dada), the border of Barpak and Laprak village, and going down to 970m (Khorlabenshi). Besides this, you will have great fun and great moments by exploring the culture, tradition, ritual, and lifestyle of the Gurung community of the great village of Barpak-Laprak.
Manaslu circuit Trek Highlight Overview:
- World Heritage sites sightseeing in Kathmandu
- It is far less crowded than its more well-known peers Everest Trek and Annapurna Circuit.
- Visit the historical site Gorkha from where modern Nepal is unified
- Exploring the Daraundi River and Budhi Gandaki River valley
- The first part of the trail follows the Budhi Gandaki, a deep, long river gorge, with many suspension bridge crossings
- The scenery provides all Nepal has to offer: you'll trek from the subtropical jungle at lower elevations, through the Himalayan foothills the high, cold, and challenging crossing of the Larkya La above 5,100m/17,000 feet.
- Experience the Gurung community in the lower part of Manaslu and Tibetan culture in the upper part of Manaslu
- The diversity of the landscapes of Manaslu, a massif less frequented than that of the Annapurnas.
- The Pung Gyen monastery and its superb panorama.
- Traditional villages and contact with the Nepalese
- Longest and Gradual Larkya La pass of the world