Manaslu round trek or Manaslu circuit trek is a prominent trek in the Manaslu district that lies in between Nepal and Tibet. As the name implies, Manaslu, “The Spirit Mountain”, is a trek to the dashing unparalleled snow-clad mountains with the organic exploration of typical cultures, wildlife, and their attributes. The eight highest mountains in 8163 meters are the most isolated and have a unique landscape in western Nepal. The trekking authorization in this region was legally permitted in 1992.
Manaslu round trek is a great opportunity to experience the Gurung and Buddhist culture. The trekking trail of this route takes travelers to the Larke La Pass at the elevation of 5160 meters. The circuit supports you to have different perspectives of typical Tibetan society. The journey to the Manaslu circuit begins from Kathmandu and guiding a way to Soti Khola, Machi Khola, Jagat, Phidi and so on. The captivating forest of bright rhododendron, blasting greeneries with bamboos, pine backwoods and blue-green lakes refreshes travelers throughout a journey. The round trek also supports a magnificent view of gigantic mountains like Himal Chuli 7893 meters, Manaslu Himal 8153 meters, Ganesh Himal 7319 meters and Shringi Himal 7187 meters. The trails encompass several Buddhist landmarks with tremendous Mani dividers, powerful feeling, and petition to God Banners, sanctuary, Chorten and old cloister.
Manaslu round trek is a restricted area trekking which makes it more expensive than other circuit treks. This round trek requires a special authorization from Restricted Area Permit (RAP), Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP), and Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP). This conservation area is rich in wildlife like musk deer, snow leopard, Himalayan Thar and home to 33 species of other mammals. We can find over 110 species of birds and 1500-2000 species of flowering plants in this region.
Seasonal highlights of the Manaslu Round/ Circuit trek.
- The best time to trek around the circuit is autumn and spring.
- The months of March-May and September- November offers clear views and moderate temperature.
- Monsoon and winter seasons incurs the risk of Landslide and Avalanche
- The trails get wet and moist and the temperature is cold.
- Disturbance invisibility and has unconditional weather.