Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of the best mountain treks in Nepal. It can be a great alternative to Annapurna Circuit Trek. The path ascends through off-the-beaten tracks around the Manaslu conservation area and leads to a breathtaking view of the eighth highest mountain in the world.
Trekking in Manaslu region was officially opened in 1991, allowing trekkers to extensively explore the region. Officials grant permitted access to this restricted region allowing only a limited number of trekkers each year, therefore, adding further appeal to the trek. Today, mainly group treks are organized in the region. It is a unique and less crowded than other treks in Nepal and remains a true remote adventure.
The Larke La Pass (5,135m/16,847ft) is the highest elevation of this trek, and most of the time trail passes through thick alpine forests and meadows to farmlands.
The Manaslu Circuit trek can be done in 16 days, starting from Soti Khola in Gorkha district and ending at Besi Sahar in Lamjung. It can be extended up to 22 days with a side trek to Tsum Valley.