Manaslu Circuit Trek – 17 Days

Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of the best off-the-beaten-path treks in Nepal that takes you around the world’s eighth highest peak, Mt. Manaslu (8163m).

This 18 day Manaslu Circuit Trek takes you from the cool and peaceful valleys and lowlands to the high and chilly passes around Manaslu. This scenic and culturally rich trail offers breathtaking views of Manaslu, Annapurna, Gangapurna, Himal Chuli, Ganesh Himal, Himlung, Kang Guru and many other peaks. You will begin the trek by following the Budhi Gandaki River, and pass through cultivated fields, subtropical forests and deep gorges to climb up to the Larke La Pass (5167m), the highest point on the trek. On the way, you will have a chance of encountering some of the Himalayan wildlife including Tahr (Mountain Goat), Agali (Blue Sheep), Pika (Highest living Mammal), Himalayan Marmots and even the elusive Snow Leopard.

The Manaslu Himal rises in the north of the Gorkha District in mid-western Nepal. The region contains some of the most beautiful and dramatic scenery in the Himalaya. The south is peopled by Hindu Newars and Buddhist Gurungs; the north is home to an old Gurung and a Tibetan community: speaking two independent dialects. Engaging in this rich cultural mix is one of the highlights of this trek.