Why Choose Manaslu Circuit Trek : Here are top 14 Reasons

  • Mount Glory Team
  • Last Updated on Jul 9, 2024

Since 1992, Manaslu Trekking has been available. The Manaslu Circuit Trekking is a popular and wonderful trek in the mountainous region of Nepal. It offers a unique opportunity to experience marvelous landscapes, diverse cultures, and breathtaking views of the mountain peaks. The great Himalayan Manaslu is the 8th highest mountain in the world, standing at 8163 m. The trek takes you through diverse landscapes and allows you to experience wonderful mountain flora and fauna. You'll be able to see the majestic Annapurna Himal, Ganesh Himal, and many other peaks during the journey.

The off-the-beaten-path Manaslu trek is known for its natural beauty and rich culture. As you hike through different altitudes, you'll witness a wide range of wildlife and biodiversity. The valley in Manaslu is tranquil and peaceful. The practices of Buddhism are displayed by the monasteries, chortens, stupas, and prayer flags on the route. You will see the colorful flags at the top of Larkya La Pass 5106m as well.

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Here are the top 14 reasons why the Manaslu Circuit trek is the best:

1. Sublime Mountains and Scenery

The trekking trail of Manaslu is one of the most great mountain treks in Nepal. Ascending and descending along the journey, you can view the attractive views of marvelous Himalayan flora and fauna. On the trekking route, hikers can see amazing mountains including Himalchuli, Manaslu, Shringi, Ganesh Himal, Ngadi Chuli, Cheo Himal, Kang Guru, Annapurna II, and Larkya Pass Peak. You observe the snow-capped mountains, and this trail provides an attractive and astounding viewpoint at Larkya La Pass. This pass is the highest point of the Manaslu trek. Walking through the amazing Himalayan sceneries and different landscapes is an incredible experience. You walk through the river banks of Gandaki, lush forests, and alpine vegetation along the sublime Manaslu trek.

2. Larkya La Pass 5106m

The Larkya La Pass 5106m is situated in the northern side of Nepal, inside the Gorkha district. The Larkya La Pass is a challenging, great Himalayan Manaslu Circuit trek. It is the longest pass that hikers encounter during the Manaslu trek. The crown of Mount Manaslu is adorned by the 5106 m high Larkya Pass. It is a vital part of the Manaslu conservation area. As you ascend to the summit of Larkya Pass, among other peaks, the mighty Manaslu itself stands tall in all its glory. This pass is very popular for its glorious panoramic views.

3. Less Crowded and Peaceful Trail

The Manaslu circuit is less crowded as it is slightly less popular than Annapurna and Everest, making it a quiet and peaceful hiking destination even during peak times (autumn and spring). 

The tranquil routes are amazing, allowing for a wonderful bond with nature while hiking along the clear and wild routes of Manaslu. Making an exciting trip to the height of Larkya La, this journey rewards hikers with the best memories of a lifetime. If you want a peace trekking trail in Nepal, the Manaslu circuit trek is the best for you.

4. History and cultural experiences

The Manaslu region is known for its diverse ancient communities and rich cultural heritage. Gurung, Tamang, Tibetans, and many other castes live in the Manaslu area, who are prominent in the Manaslu region. And they adopt their own culture.

People in Manaslu are those who migrated from Tibet to Nepal several centuries ago. However, you can see the Tibetan culture while trekking through the wonderful settlements in the Manaslu region. there all the people wear their traditional dress and follow Buddhism. There are many stupas, monasteries, gompas, and chortens on the route. The Mu Gompa is the largest monastery in the region. the Manaslu area is bordered by river Budhi Gandaki and the west river Marsyangdi which is represented by two cultural highlights: Gorkha, and the temple of Manakamna.

5. High elevations freshwater lake

The Manaslu trekking region is enriched with freshwater lakes available above 3500 m where you can see alpine migratory duck which is one of the rare species found in this region. The famous and most attractive lakes that you cross during the Manaslu trek are Phunkar Lake and Birendra Lake.

This lake lies in Manaslu Glacier closer to Pungyen Glacier. These lakes are found of rare alpine migratory ducks. A visit to Birendra taal offers hikers a chance to relax and enjoy the calm waters while wonderful at the towering Himalayas.

6. Manaslu Conservation Area:

The Manaslu Conservation Area is one of Nepal's most protected areas. It was declared a conservation area by the government of Nepal in 1998 and covers an area of 1663 sq. km in the Mansiri Himalayan Range of the Himalayas in the Gorkha district. It was established to conserve the unique biodiversity and cultural heritage of the region. The area is home to 33 species of mammals, 110 species of plants, 11 types of forests, and over 50 species of useful plants.

7. Side Trips Arrangement:

Another important part of the Manaslu Circuit Trek in Nepal is the opportunity to take several side treks, which can be reached after a couple of hours. Birendra Lake and Pungen Gompa are just some of the side trips that can be taken during the excursion. The best seasons to take the popular Manaslu Circuit Trek are from September to November and from March to May. Additionally, during the Manaslu excursion, the Tsum Valley Trek,   which lies in the same area, can be connected. However, this side trek does not have a teahouse, lodge, or hotel, so you have to return within a reasonable period and complete your initial journey.

8. less expensive trekking trail

The Manaslu trekking trail is remote and off the beaten path, but the stunning Himalayan scenery makes it a favorite destination worldwide. Another great thing about the trek is that it's less expensive than other challenging trips in Nepal. in comparison to the other trek, the food and accommodation in Manaslu trekking are less expensive. Both accommodation and food costs are increased as you ascend the higher, and the costs are decreased as you descend the lower area. However, these costs are cheaper than the other trekking regions.

9. The best off-beaten and remote trekking trail in Nepal. 

The Manaslu Circuit Trek is an off-the-beaten-path and remote trek in Nepal. This trail offers diverse and gorgeous views of Himalayan flora and fauna, as well as it shows a fascinating valley rich with local traditions and culture. The trek takes you through dense rhododendron forests and along the Alpineriverside, offering breathtaking views of waterfalls cutting through charming hills and unique diverse landscapes, as well as crossing snowcapped mountains.

10. local people's lifestyle.

The classical Manaslu circuit trek takes you through the charming valley rich with remote culture and tradition. It offers to enjoy the diverse range of the ecosystem, the remote lifestyle of the local peoples, influenced by the Tibetan culture, and also wonderful Himalayan views. You can also enjoy the ancient village, their lifestyle, and local cultural events, and explore the tradition, and religion. Many villages are untouched by the modernization and the commercialization. 

11. Tsum valley.

The Tsum Valley is located in the Gorkha district at an altitude of 2000 to 3500 meters. The village is situated inside the Manaslu Conservation Area and is home to the traditional Tsumba community. It is surrounded by the Boudha ranges, Ganesh Himal, and Sringi Himal.

While trekking in the Tsum Valley, there is a possibility of encountering wildlife such as red pandas, snow leopards, and blue sheep. The area also boasts a variety of birds and interesting flora.

12. monasteries and their religions.

The Manaslu area is indeed a spiritual and mystical place, with the name "Manaslu" derived from the Tibetan word "Manas," which means spirit. This makes it a truly special place for those seeking a spiritual awakening amidst the breathtaking grandeur of the Himalayas. The monasteries are also known locally as Gompa, which are religious centers often functioning as the spiritual hearts of the area. Tsum Valley of the Manaslu region is the most blessed and spiritual place. 

The monasteries along the popular circuit trek Manaslu are Kargyu Chooling Monastery, Sama Gompa, Mu Gompa, Ribang Gompa, Rachen Gompa, LhoMonastery, Sringi Gompa in Bihi, and Pungyen gompa.

13. Authentic food and accommodations

During, the proper accommodation and good are vital aspects of a successful Manaslu trek. the high-altitude areas, such as Tsum Valley and the Manaslu circuit, necessary a diet rich in proteins, and minerals to maintain your strength. During the trek, you find both vegan and non-vegan food options in the Manaslu tea houses. You have the 3 times of meals breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

For accommodations on the Manaslu trekking, you can find teahouses and lodges on the route. Teahouses provide you with the common type of accommodation but, lodges are a little bit rare in Manaslu and comparably expensive to tea houses.

14. Restricted Zone in the Manaslu Region

The Manaslu route was opened to hikers only in 1992 by the Nepal government. The Manaslu circuit is a popular trek that attracts adventure seekers. This restricted area has its own rules and regulations for hikers to manage the flow of trekkers, and there is a high price for the entry permit, so only selective trekkers can afford to explore this region. it helps to go their selected tourist and which is day basis permit system all of restricted.

The restricted Short Manaslu trek is home to the Manaslu Conservation Area, a reservation for flora, fauna, and culture. This restricted status means the conservation of the natural environment and its unique biodiversity. The circuit is home to endangered species of snow leopard.

In conclusion,Mount Glory Treks manages 13 days of Manaslu Trek with an affordable budget plan for 2024/2025. For more info travelers directly contact our operation Team or connect with our media.

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