Among the popular Manaslu region trekking packages, Manaslu Circuit trek is most liked by the trekkers to the Nepalese Himalayan region. This Nepal trekking route is quite popular because of its experiential factor that combines the pleasure of trekking. The trekking trail in Manaslu region is the age-old trade route between Nepal and Tibet with the natural and cultural heritage. Starting from the ancient Gorkha Kingdom, the trail follows the Budhi Gandaki River upstream traversing sub-tropical forests and ascending to drier highlands.
One of the most popular treks in Nepal, Manaslu Round trek gives you the lifelong experience of the nature and culture. The spectacular views of Mt. Ganesh and other peaks of Mansiri Himalayan Range, lush valleys and topographical variation are really noteworthy. Throughout the Manaslu region trekking trail, you can find tens of natural hot springs, glacial lakes and diverse flora-fauna. The sounds of the birds and animals in the surrounding of the trail really encourage you to complete the trekking.
The Hindu and Buddhist cultural villages with intact cultural dress and jewelry are worth visiting to get familiarized with typical Nepalese culture. The centuries old Buddhist monasteries and decorated with mani walls, prayer flags and chorten also invite you to this region. The most fascinating festival in Manalsu Circuit is Lhosar observed by Buddhist community in January/February including other festivals in Nepal. You can enjoy a perfectly Gurung and Sherpa culture, feasts and festivals including other cultural assets while trekking around Manaslu region.
The highest altitude during Manaslu Circuit Trek is 5,213m at Larkya-La Pass, an adventurous high pass in Nepalese Himalayan region. After then, the trail continues mostly downhill, through the serene alpine forests and meadows to meet with the Annapurna Circuit trek. Finally, Manaslu Round trekking trail heads towards Pokhara via another secret route infrequently used by trekkers. This trekking adventure includes stunning views of Mt. Manaslu (8,156m.), the eighth highest peak in the world.
As Manaslu Round trek is off the beaten path trekking, you need to be physically fit and psychologically committed to accomplish it. It doesn’t mean that you need to be an athlete to do this moderate type of trekking in Nepal. Manaslu region is one of the top ten sites of the Great Himalayan Trail which covers an area of 1,700 kilometers. The best time to trek Manaslu Circuit is spring and autumn although can be done throughout the year.Manaslu region trekking in winter may feel quite challenging as its higher part is snow-covered during this season.
Manaslu Circuit trekking package can be customized with the mutual understanding between you and Orbit Alpine Adventure as per the need. This Manalsu Circuit trek article intends to give you the best Nepal trekking package at the most reasonable cost. This article has included Manaslu Round trek 20 days itinerary which can still be tailored considering your vacation, budget and desire. For the customized Manalsu Circuit trek itinerary, contact: www.orbitalpineadventure.com.
1. How can I book Manaslu Circuit trek?
You can book Manaslu Circuit trek by visiting the official website of Orbit Alpine Adventure: www.orbitalpineadventure.com. You can also reach us via email or direct phone calls as per your convenience.
2. What are the beauties of Manaslu Round trek?
The beauties of Manaslu Round trek comprise of natural diversity and cultural variety. The landscapes of this region varies from 700m (Arughat) to 5,160m (Larkya Pass) sheltering varieties of flora and fauna. The stunning view of the snowcapped peaks of Langtang, Manaslu and Annapurna ranges and alluring landscapes are the assets. Hindu and Tibetan Buddhist ethnic communities live here by following their respective culture and tradition. The natural hot springs, glaciers and scattered human settlement areas are other attractions of this place. Diverse flora and fauna species conserved in Manaslu Conservation Area and Annapurna Conservation Area help make your trekking more significant. You can take some side trips to the natural and cultural sites like Birendra Lake and Pungeen Gompa for acclimatization.
3. Can I do solo trek to Manaslu Circuit?
If you want to do solo trekking to Manaslu Circuit, of course, it is possible. However, you need to be in two members supported by a registered guide as some sections of Manaslu region trekking are restricted. You can contact Orbit Alpine Adventure which makes all the arrangements for Manaslu Circuit solo trekking including the required permits.
4. What are the permits required for Manaslu Circuit trek? And how much does it cost?
Basically, you need three different permits besides TIMS card to make a successful trekking to Manaslu Circuit region. They are Manaslu Restricted Area Permit (MRAP) from Jagat until you go across Samagaun by paying certain charges. The MRAP cost is USD 100 per person in the months September, October and November for the first 7 days. Additionally, you have to pay USD 15 per person per day after the 7th day in Manaslu region. Similarly, MRAP cost is USD 75 per person for the first 7 days in the months from December to August. USD 10 is charged per person every additional day after the end of the first seven days.
By paying USD 30, you can get Manaslu Conservation Area Permit which cost the same amount throughout the year. You need show it right from Philim which is the entrance point to Manaslu Conservation Area until you reach Dharapani. From Dharapani, you need Annapurna Conservation Area Permit until you reach Beshisahar or the station you take a bus to Kathmandu. Annapurna Conservation Area Permit cost is just USD 30 per person throughout the year.