Regarded as one of the best treks of Nepal, Manaslu Circuit Trek offers everything you want from a classic trek in Nepal: eye-catching scenery, enjoy ancient culture with locals and gigantic Himalaya view from 5000m. Manaslu lies in the west of Nepal’s Gorkha district. Trekking in Moutain of Spirits is in the first list of Ammonite Adventure for Visit Nepal 2020. If you want to trek in Nepal then go here, believe us you won’t regret.
Despite its recent rise in popularity, the Manaslu Trek remains remote and off the beaten trail ( untouched from modernized Nepal). This trek is physically demanding but culturally enriching.
Manaslu At a Glance
Transportation: Bus/ Private Jeep
Highest Altitude: Larkya La Pass (5,160 m)
Days: 10-20 days
Best Months to Trek: September, October, April, May, December
Food: Typical Nepali Food
Accommodation: Guesthouse, Lodge
Permits: Special Restricted Area Permit, Annapurna Conservation Area Permit, Manaslu Conservation Area Permit.
Why Manaslu is best for Visit Nepal 2020?
It’s like telling off but Manaslu is really a heaven and trekkers paradise. I have been saying its best, let’s see why it is. For me it’s best because it offers amazing views of Gigantic mountains, challenging trekking route and unique culture. Here are 6 reasons to choose Manaslu Trek for Visit Nepal 2020.
1) Best remote trek of Nepal
You are coming to Nepal for a lifetime experience. Trekking in the remote and off-the-beaten trail will be a great memory to share with your friends and families lying on the bed of hospital. Despite being one of the most beautiful treks for Nepal Tourism Year, this region hasn’t still been fully explored. It’s still remote. Manaslu circuit trek is inside Manaslu conservation area which is home to 33 species of mammals and 110 species of birds. Along with Mt. Manaslu(8163 m), you’ll get to have amazing views of Mt. Ganesh (7422 m), Mt. Sringi (7165 m), Mt. Lamjung (6983 m), Mt. Himlung (7126 m).
2) Unexplainable cultural experience
You must have heard this Nepal is rich in cultural diversity. It’s applicable in all part of Nepal so does in Manaslu. Being near to Tibet, locals follow Buddhist and Tibetan culture. Their lifestyle and food are really unique and amazing. The Manaslu circuit trek passes by Mani Walls, Prayer Wheels, monasteries, Chortens, etc. If you are going to Tsum valley then you can also go to the hidden valley where you can experience the original culture. Every trekking package doesn’t give you the chance to enjoy such cultures, lifestyle, traditions and values.
3) Gigantic Moutain Views
Mt Manaslu is among the top 10 tallest mountains of the world. Along with Mt. Manaslu, you’ll be amazed by the views of Mt. Ganesh, Mt. Sringi, Mt. Lamjung, Mt. Himlung. When the panoramic mountains are struck by the sun, the white snow-capped mountains turn golden and you can’t stop capturing the amazing scenery. PS: carry the battery backup with you. Moreover, your every step to elevation will give you views of big snow hills. If you are coming to Nepal for catching mountain views then Manaslu Circuit Trek is best in 2020.
4) Affordable Price
Manaslu Circuit Trek in 2020 offers you so many things to do and places visit in this region but at affordable price. Just $880 for the whole cost of the trip is just like nothing. The cost includes guide fee, food, accommodation, permits and other necessary documents. This is the best Manaslu trek cost anyone can offer. As only few trekkers come here, the accommodation is very basic and you do not have much variety of food. There are a number of tea houses so no need to expense on Camping too. So the cost goes down.
5) Challenging for Challenge Seeker
If you have good trekking experience, then Manaslu Circuit Trek is for you. But it’s not for very beginners. However, beginners can trek in Mardi Himal, Langtang, and Ghorepani. After having good trekking experience, Manaslu must be next to trek. You will be walking above 5000m not higher than EBC though. Walking through the up and downhills needs a good level of physical fitness. Walking 6-7 hours a day in mountain is not a joke. So, try doing some minor exercises prior to the trek. This will help you get in position and prepare you for trekking in the mountain of spirits.
6) Can extend to side trips
One of the reasons why Manaslu Trek is best is that you can extend your trip with side trips. You can extend the trip by going to Tsum Valley – a hidden cultural valley. Birendra Lake, Pungeen Gomba are some of the side treks that you can take while on the trek.
Manaslu circuit is one of the gem trekking in Nepal. If you are coming to Nepal for visit Nepal 2020 then just go for Manaslu Trek 10 days. It is really wonderful trek. The best season for trekking is Autumn and Spring. So, book your trip at that time. This trek is quite challenging so be prepared for this and Welcome to Nepal!! Find trek challenges and tips to climb Manaslu.