Round Manaslu Treks is one of the most remarkable off-beaten treks in Nepal I Visit Nepal 2020 special offers !

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If you are trekking in Nepal, the Round Manaslu Trek is one of the must-do treks in Nepal. It’s got everything for you! It will take you to the foothill of the eighth highest peak, Mt. Manaslu (8,163 m). During the trekking journey, you will trek around the Nepal-Tibet border. Despite its remoteness and isolation, Round Manaslu Trek is still one of the most popular trekking trails in Nepal. The trek offers excellent mountain vistas of the highest mountain, including Mt. Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. 

Well, the Manaslu trail leads through the splendid unspoiled mountain trails. You will get to explore a variety of cultural experiences of the diverse ethnic communities of the Manalsu region. Thus, it is a perfect blend of rich Himalayan culture, exotic wildlife, and stunning views of mountains. In recent days, the Manaslu region has become a popular alternative trekking destination to Annapurna and Everest region.

Round Manaslu Trek will take you around the Manaslu Conservation Area. It is a 23-day trek package that starts at Gorkha and ends at Besi Sahar. Throughout the trek, you will be continuously accompanied by the magnificent view of Mt. Manaslu, the eighth highest mountain in the world. So, this adventurous trek offers you the right dose of adventure. No, any roller coaster can give you the adrenaline rush like this Manaslu trek package!

Major Highlights of Round Manaslu Trek

  • You will have an insight into the rich Gurung culture of the local villages
  • Learn about the different ethnic diversity of remote part of Nepal
  • Get close to the lifestyle of the local mountain people
  • Explore the exotic floras and faunas throughout the Manaslu Conservation Area
  • Cross Larkya La Pass (5,167 m), the highest point of the Manaslu Circuit Trek
  • Visit Pungyen Monastery, one of the ancient monasteries in the Himalayas
  • Enjoy the dramatic view of Pungyen Glacier, Manaslu Glacier, and Dudh Kunda

Best Time To Round Manaslu Trek

Round Manaslu Trek is possible throughout the year. But the best time is during Autumn (September- November) and Spring (March-May). These seasons are favorable as the Manaslu trek weather remains stable and cozy. The temperature is excellent as it will be neither too hot nor too cold. 

Likewise, with proper gear and preparations, you can even trek during Monsoon and Winter season. However, during monsoon, the trail gets more slippery and wet, so you need to walk carefully. Also, there is a risk of leeches and bugs. So, if you are planning during this time, remember to carry insect repellent. Also, in winter, due to heavy snow-fall, the high-altitude pass is closed. 

Round Manaslu Trek Difficulty

Manaslu treks cover approximately 177 kilometers in total distance. So, if you are trekking for the first time, you might find the trek a bit challenging. On average, you need to cover roughly 15 to 20 kilometers per day. Walking into the most remote trail is exciting and adventure, but at the same time, it can be challenging. Sometimes continuously walking for more than 7 hours can be frustrating. Since the trekking trail is less crowded. 

Round Manaslu Trek Altitude and Elevation 

During the Manalsu trek, Larkya La Pass, at 5,123 meters, is the highest point of the trek. The trek begins from Kathmandu at 1,300 meters. During the trek, there is a frequent altitude gain until you reach Larkya La Pass, and from there again, altitude starts declining. There is also a risk of altitude sickness as the highest Manaslu trek altitudes are above 5,000 meters. But it is wise to take the Manaslu trekking route map with yourself, which provides you the detail information regarding the elevations, trek duration, and so on. 

Round Manaslu Trek Outline Itinerary 

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu
Day 02: Full day Kathmandu City Tour
Day 03: Drive: Kathmandu to Gorkha (5-6 hours)
Day 04: Trek from Gorkha to Khanchowk (1,000 m)- 5 hours
Day 05: Trek from Khanchowk to Arughat (530 m)- 5 hours
Day 06: Trek from Arughat to Soti Khola (860 m)- 5 hours
Day 07: Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola (890 m)- 5 hours
Day 08: Trek from Machha Khola to Nero (1,400 m) – 6 hours
Day 09: Trek from Nero to Philim (1,700 m) – 5 hours
Day 10: Trek from Philim to Umbale (2,050 m)- 5 hours
Day 11: Trek from Umbale to Namrung (2,630 m)
Day 12: Trek from Namrung to Sama Gompa (3,500 m)
Day 13: Rest Day at Sama Gompa
Day 14: Trek from Sama Gompa to Pungen Glacier (4000 m)- 6 hours
Day 15: Trek from Pungen Glacier to Larkya La Base Camp (4,460 m)- 6 hours
Day 16: Cross Larkya La Pass (5,135 m) and Trek to Bhimtang (3,720 m)- 8 hours
Day 17: Trek from Bhimtang to Tilije (2,300 m)- 6 hours
Day 18: Trek from Tilije to Tal (1,680 m)- 6 hours
Day 19: Trek to Syange (1,080 m)- 6-7 hours
Day 20: Trek from Syange to Besi Sahar (760 m)- 5 hours
Day 21: Drive Back to Kathmandu
Day 22: Free Day in Kathmandu
Day 23: Final Departure

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