“Step away from the crowds and into the mesmerizing Mansiri Himal, a virtually undiscovered alpine paradise where time stands still. Meet friendly villagers, trek across beautiful high-altitude pastures, and come face-to-face with the eighth-highest mountain in the world on our exclusive Manaslu Circuit Trek.”
Manaslu Circuit trek overview 2022-23
Are you looking to escape the high-season crowds of foreign trekkers on the Everest Base Camp Trek? Or are you searching for a greater challenge than the well-trodden trails of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?
The Manaslu Circuit Trek offers a glimpse into Nepal’s past: rugged trails, soaring mountain scenery, picturesque Tibetan-influenced villages, and the abundant splendor of unspoiled nature.
The Manaslu Trekking Trail looks like
The trail winds through a beautifully preserved conservation area, and it’s only been accessible to permitted visitors since the early 1990s. Despite its relative obscurity, the Manaslu Circuit Trek continues to grow in popularity year after year—and many of our guides now consider it to be the best all-around trek in the entirety of Nepal. At Alpine Ramble Treks, we’ve developed a 12-day Manaslu Circuit Trek itinerary to introduce you to the wonders of the incredible Manaslu region.
What to Expect During the 12-Day Manaslu Trek
Our itinerary will allow you to visit two distinct regions: the Annapurna region and the Manaslu region, which is also known as the Mansiri Himal. Of course, the chief draw of the Mansiri Himal is Manaslu itself: at an elevation of 8,163 meters, this snow-covered peak ranks as the world’s eighth-highest mountain.
And as you ascend to higher elevations on the Manaslu Circuit Trek, you’ll enjoy increasingly spectacular views of this Himalayan giant. But you’ll also enjoy the majestic company of many other towering summits, such as Himalchuli and Ngadi Chuli—not to mention the many unnamed forested hillsides where you may be able to catch a glimpse of musk deer, blue sheep, and more than one hundred species of birds.
Is Larke La pass the highest point on the Manasu trek?
All told the scenery you’ll get to experience on this trek is hard to beat, and few mountain viewpoints can compete with the high-altitude pass of Larkya La. At 5,106 meters, this is the highest point on the Manaslu Circuit Trek. The chance to reach this breathtaking pass is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Why Manaslu Trek with Alpine Ramble
But the grandeur of the alpine scenery isn’t the only reason to consider the Manaslu Circuit Trek. As you climb into these mountains, you’ll see that this part of Nepal is populated by villagers of Tibetan descent. Exploring the Manaslu region is one of the best ways to learn more about the undiluted customs, dress, and languages of the Tibetan plateau, including the rich religious traditions of its people. The opportunity to visit timeless centers of worship like the Samagaon Monastery, tucked beneath the shelter of towering Himalayan mountains, is sure to leave a lasting impression on your memories.
Manaslu trek tea house trek
You’ll also get to spend each night of the trek in absolute comfort—our accommodations will be booked at hospitable local teahouses, where you’ll enjoy good conversation and a home-cooked meal each day. Experiences like these are what make the Manaslu Circuit Trek one of the most rewarding hiking adventures you can book. Reach out to us when you’re ready to plan your own adventure! At Alpine Ramble Treks, we’re always available via Whatsapp at +977 9851175531.
Best time for Manaslu trek 2022-23
Weather in the Himalayas is variable, and the best trekking seasons are usually determined by the arrival of the summer monsoon and the chance of winter snowfall. The best time of year to undertake the Manaslu Circuit Trek is during the autumn season, between September and November. You’ll enjoy crisp days and clear mountain views. Some hikers prefer to travel during the spring, which occurs from February to May. This is the time of year when wildflowers are in bloom and temperatures are at their most comfortable.
Trekking in Manaslu in Winter and Summer
Winter and summer hikes on the Manaslu Circuit Trek are also possible, although you may need specialized gear due to the chance of snowfall, heavy rains, and landslides. If your schedule only allows you to visit Nepal during the winter or summer, Alpine Ramble Treks will be happy to offer our best advice and guidance to ensure a successful Himalayan adventure.
The majestic Manaslu Circuit Trek Highlights
- Earn dazzling views of Manaslu, the eighth-highest mountain in the world
- Visit the UNESCO World Heritage sites of the beautiful Kathmandu Valley
- Explore the rich cultural heritage of isolated villages near the Tibetan Plateau
- Climb higher than 5,100 meters to the high-altitude pass of Larkya La
Additional Benefits of this trek with only ART
- Free Airport transportation on arrival and departure days (We will pick you up and drop you off)
- Trekking equipment such as the Sleeping bag, Down jacket, and walking poles (rental is included if needed)
- Duffle bag if required (Optional)
- Souvenir: Trekking route map/browser and printed ART's hiking T-shirt
- An Oximeter to measure your Oxygen and Pulse at a high altitude to find out accurate health conditions while you are trekking in the mountain.
- WOKI TOKI - for communication during the tre
Please note: The trekking times indicated below are approximate and are best used as general guidelines. During the Manaslu Circuit Trek, you’ll be able to travel freely at your own pace