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Manaslu Circuit Trekking Blog

May 6, 2019
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Manaslu Circuit Trekking Blog

We can read various blogs entitled on Manaslu Circuit Trekking. However, it is hard to find which one is the most reliable Manaslu Circuit Trekking Blog.

Actually, some Manaslu Circuit Trekking Blogs are written without doing intensive research and also without visiting the real Manaslu Circuit Trekking trail. They do not know what will the weather be like? How will the accommodation and food be like?  And even they sometimes do not know what the best season to do Manaslu Circuit Trekking is?

So you must try your best to find such Manaslu Circuit Trekking Blogs which tells you every required thing to know for your trip.

Manaslu Trekking Blog

Now let’s talk about Manaslu Trekking in detail.

An adventure trekking in the heart of Mt. Manaslu is also known as restricted and remote area trekking in Nepal. We need to obtain special area trekking permit for Manaslu Circuit Trekking. The highest point of Manaslu Circuit Trekking is Larkya La Pass (5125), which is one of the highest passes in the world.

Highlights

  • A Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola via Arughat and Beshisahar to Kathmandu.
  • The blended culture and civilization of Tibetan and Nepalese people.
  • The deepest Budhi Gandaki Gorge and pristine River beaches
  • Magnificent views of Mt. Manaslu and other alluring summits
  • Larkya La pass (5153m/16901ft), one of the highest passes of the world
  • The holy and historical caves
  • The core wilderness and remoteness

 Is Manaslu Circuit Trekking challenging?

Yes, Manaslu Circuit is challenging and strenuous. Those who have a strong level of stamina and confidence can accomplish Manaslu Circuit Trekking. For this, you need to practice some other easy and moderate trekking, hiking, regular exercises, and aerobics. It is also suggested to get your health checked up properly before venturing on the trail and carry the right medicine with you. After Dharmasala, the trail gets challenging till we cross Larkya La Pass (5125). Another thing that makes your Manaslu Circuit Trekking challenging is that we do not really get the accommodation and food we want on the trail. Dharmasala where we find few lodges these days, otherwise, we have to spend the night in a single lodge. Even the Dharmasala is not a lodge which is actually a traditional travelers’ inn. So, we recommend the trekkers who are making their Manaslu Circuit have their own sleeping bag.

Best Time to Trek

Among four seasons: Autumn, Winter, Rainy and Spring, we have two best seasons to make our Manaslu Circuit Trek. These are Spring and Autumn. Autumn is the best season to make any kind of trip in Nepal, however, Spring has become an equally fascinating season to make a trip in Nepal and Manaslu region too. So, the equal number of trekkers makes their Manaslu Circuit during Spring too. Here, you go either with Spring or Autumn for your Manaslu Circuit Trek. Actually, Spring is a bit hotter and sometimes we receive rain too. But, Autumn is mild and perfect.

Best Time To Trek

Accommodation and Food

Do not expect luxury accommodation during your Manaslu Circuit Trek. We do not really find such luxury hotels on the trail. We get normal lodges and guesthouses own by the locals. The toilets and bathrooms are shared and outside. But, the rooms and beds are neat and clean. The rooms are expected to share. One night accommodation costs between USD 10-15.

The common food items on Manaslu Circuit Trail are bread, noodles, Dal Bhat, Dumpling, Thukpa, etc. One item of food costs 4-8 US dollars. During peak seasons like Autumn and Spring, you may have to wait some more time to get your ordered item of food.

Food And Accomodation
Food And Accommodation

Getting to the Trailhead and Away

In order to get the trailhead of Manaslu Circuit Trekking, we need to take a long drive of 7-8 hours from Kathmandu to Sotikhola via Arughat. From Kathmandu to Dhading Besi is a comfortable drive with the smooth road but as the road gets to the remote area, it turns to be like the remote country rough road. So, we cannot do our Manaslu Circuit Trekking during summer. The roads are damaged by landslides and rain. This road is, recently, under concretization and hopefully, we can do our Manaslu Circuit Trekking in Summer and Spring too soon. We do not get any luxury tourist bus to go Sotikhola. We either have to go by public bus or private jeep. Majority of the trekkers go with local bus since the private cost very high.

Getting To The Trail Ahead
Getting To The Trail Ahead

Permits

We require to obtain special area trekking permit for Manaslu Circuit Trekking since it is a restricted area trekking in Nepal. You can obtain it from the Nepal Tourism Board located at Bhrukitimandap in Kathmandu. Or, if you are booking your Manaslu Circuit Trekking via a trekking company in Kathmandu, they will arrange it for you. You just need to provide them a copy of passport for the details.

Final Say

The wilderness and remoteness and the adventure lovers find Manaslu Circuit Trekking an astonishing. The less crowded and virgin trails into the core wilderness will satisfy us with a completely new taste of adventure trekking in Manaslu region of Nepal. So, venture on the trail with full preparation and confidence and enjoy your Manaslu Circuit Trekking in any way you like.

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