Top 10 Reason to choose Manaslu Circuit Trek

  • Raj Kumar Khadka
  • Last Updated on Jun 4, 2023

Manaslu circuit trek is one of the most exciting and adventurous journeys you can embark upon with mountain vistas to accompany you throughout. The landscape varies from as low as 600 meters to 5160 meters with lush forests in the sub-tropical region to arid rocky plains in the higher part. Covering a total area of 1663 sq. km, the Manaslu region also hosts the 8th highest mountain in the world Mt. Manaslu (5160 m) along with many other snowcapped peaks.

With all these many beautiful things to offer, the Manaslu circuit trek is a once-in-a-lifetime journey. Amazing mountains, rich wildlife, and the ever-welcoming people of the region are sure to win our hearts.

Here are the top 10 reasons to choose the Manaslu Circuit Trek. Go through them to know more about the trip. we are here to help you explore some of the best regions in the country.

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Astonishing View of the Mountains

The journey of the Manaslu circuit trek is best enjoyed because of the landscape, people's lifestyle, and the beautiful mountains all around the circuit. You get a chill from trekking along these majestic mountains and fall in love with their beauty. The snow-capped mountain’s view is breathtaking on this Himalayan journey. Mt Manaslu (8163m), Himal Chuli (7,893m), Shringi (7,187 m), Ngadi Chuli (7,871 m), and Ganesh Himal (7422m) are among the few that greet us along the way. Also, the amazing view of the Annapurna range is sure to leave us speechless. 

Challenging Larke La Pass

Manaslu circuit trek is one of the most adventurous trips you can go on board in Nepal. The climb of Larkya La Pass is one of the major highlights and the challenging part of the trek. Crossing the pass at a height of 5,106 meters is surely very strenuous but the drive and beautiful scenery make it very rewarding. The amazing Larkya Glacier and four frozen lakes make our journey even more wonderful. Additionally, the view of Cho Danda and Larkya Peak accompanies us along the way. Crossing the Larkya La pass is difficult and demands good stamina.

Diverse and Exciting Trail: trekking Route to Manaslu

The trail of Manaslu Circuit Trek is a diverse and exciting trail leading through a wide range of altitudes. Starting from 600 meters in altitude, the trail takes you as high as 5,160 meters. This difference in altitude takes a toll on the traveler but in return makes the trail even more exciting. We begin the trek from the lush subtropical forest at lower elevations which include trees of Rhododendron, Oak, Pine, and Juniper. We continue trekking by passing rushing rivers, rice paddies, and cascading waterfalls. The trail ahead gives rise to a higher altitude and with it a rougher terrain. We encounter rocky and arid paths with tall mountains beside us. Finally leading to Larkya La pass, this trail will have taken us through varied landscapes and vegetation.

Remote Lifestyle and its People

As the journey takes us through some of the most indifferent and untampered regions of the country, we encounter a very remote location and its people. People of this region have a Tibetan Buddhist culture and live a very remote lifestyle. Their houses are built with local materials which consist of stone and wood. And the region consists of hundreds of year-old monasteries and stupas. This change in the lifestyle during our trekking days really makes us wonder about our privileges and in turn makes us more, humble.

Rich in Biodiversity

Manaslu circuit trek not only provides a scenic landscape but also a rich and diverse species of animals and plants. Manaslu region inhabits a variety of rare animals and plants. This gives us a very good chance to encounter some rare species only found in some parts of the country. This includes animals such as Snow Leopard, Red Panda, Himalayan Black Bear, Serow, Himalayan Tahr, Ghoral, Barking Deer, and Wild Boar. Also, Danphe the national bird of Nepal can be found in the lower altitudes. This gives Manaslu circuit trek huge popularity among nature lovers.

Cultural Richness and Warm Hospitality

A regular traveler visiting Nepal knows about the type of places and the people, their culture, and lifestyle. Manaslu circuit trek is no different and you encounter friendly and warm-hearted people all around the circuit. You are welcomed and treated well by these people, which makes you want to go there again. Also, their culture and traditions are sure to intrigue you. Sitting on the border with Tibet, the Manaslu region’s people have a culture that resembles Tibetan Buddhism. Lived on through generations, the culture is rather ancient and interesting. Hundreds of monasteries, stupas, and Mani walls can be found all around. Prayer wheels and prayer flags along with the scenic beauty of the mountains make this place a region lost in time.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Cost – Less Expensive Compare Other Restricted Trek

To think that the amazing experience of this magnificent trek cost is affordable is very intriguing. The combination of thrilling trekking routes and the highest mountains makes the Manaslu circuit trek one of the favorite destinations among adventure junkies. Also, many nature lovers come to experience the rich biodiversity and beautiful landscapes of the region. Adding frosting to the cake, the Manaslu circuit trek cost is less expensive. Even the decent accommodation and good food don’t add much to the expense of this trek. The trekking cost is relatively cheaper than most other treks in Nepal.

Manaslu Conservation Area

One of the major highlights of the Manaslu circuit trek is the Manaslu Conservation Area which stretches from 1,400 meters to 8,156 meters at Manaslu. The protection of this sanctuary started as a project named Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP) which is the sole body responsible for the conservation of this area and its inhabitants. Manaslu Conservation Area is home to various species of birds, animals, and vegetation. This gives the trekkers an excellent chance to have an up-close view of nature and its inhabitants.

High Altitude Freshwater Lake

Trekking the Manaslu circuit comes with its high-altitude freshwater lakes. Those beautiful freshwater lakes lie above an elevation of 3,500 meters and are home to the rare species of alpine migratory duck. The famous lakes include Birendra Tal and Phunkar lake which we can see along the way. These lakes can be explored with the guidance of trekking experts and are sure to give a sense of calmness and tranquility.

Fewer Travelers Along the Way

The Manaslu circuit trek is relatively less popular than the Everest Base Camp Trek or Annapurna Base Camp trek. This may be due to more popular mountain ranges in other circuit treks. Thus, fewer travelers trek the Manaslu circuit trek. This makes the ones who do more in touch with nature full of calmness and tranquility. Villages the trekkers pass through during the trek are small and isolated, letting a peaceful and serene vibe flow all around. This makes the journey even more fulfilling.

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Raj Kumar Khadka

Raj Kumar Khadka

Raj is an enthusiastic traveler who enjoys discovering new places and breathtaking natural beauty. He was born and raised in the mountain town of Gorkha, and he has done most of the trekking routes in Nepal. Follow him on Facebook