Manaslu Circuit Trekking is a recent / newly opened route for the trekkers as of 1991 which lies between western and central Nepal. This trek is becoming more and more popular as a new trekking destination. The journey tracks for Manaslu Circuit trekking is about 177 kilometers, around Mount Manaslu - one of the 8th utmost peaks at an elevation of 8156 meters above sea level. Japanese voyager was the first to climb Mount Manaslu in 1956.
The tracks in Manaslu Circuit were used as a trading route to Tibet and were considered very tough compared to the Annapurna Base Camp and Everest Base Camp. But now they are comparatively easier with improvement in works. It passes alongside and crosses Budhi Gandaki stream numerous times. Larkya La Pass at 5235 meters is the highest point in the journey which is covered by snow most of the time.
Our journey instigates from the town of Arughat transitory through bamboo forests overpass through Gurung settlements in narrow Buri Gandaki valley. After that, you will be reaching the Nupri area which is habitually inhabited by Tibetan settlers & is the ideal slog for daring explorers who want an authentic, off the compressed trail experience.
The region is largely secure as Manaslu Preservation Zone. It was recognized in 1998, and covers an area of 1663 square kilometers and lies in the north part of Gorkha region. Altitude varies from 600 m to 8156 m over the sea level. The communities have varied flora and fauna plus 2000 species florae, 33 species of animals – snow leopard, musk deer, Himalayan red panda, 110 diverse bird species and 11 kinds of butterflies.
Wildflowers and rhododendron forest are the main vegetation found here. The region is blessed with beautiful sceneries, majestic Himalayan ranges with ten mountains of above 6500 m, high elevation glacier lakes, and rich biological and cultural diversity. There are several ancient Buddhist monasteries like Shringi, Mu and Rachen gompas where most of the Tibetan Buddhists followers come to visit this place to worship.
The perfect months are March-May in spring and September-December in winter. During these seasons, the weather will be perfect to explore & trek the Manaslu Circuit without facing any difficulties. Our GHHT members provide an ample of opportunities during the trekking session, so one enjoy the grandiose sights of Larkya La Pass which is frequently roofed with snow and also to observe diverse kinds of flora and fauna, landscapes bonded with natural and environmental passion. We also provide you a different trekking option in Manaslu Region. You can simply go to our homepage and seek Manaslu Region for further details and other trek options of this Manaslu region.