Flanked by Annapurna peak on the west and Ganesh Himal to the east, the 8163 meters high Manaslu mountain- the eight highest peak in the world,-readily paves the way for trekkers to enjoy one of the greater escapades with gigantic Himalayan treks.
Manaslu, also, known as “mountain of the spirit” is located in the Gorkha and Manang Gandaki region. Trekking through this region is as amazing as wondering in “Alice’s Wonderland”.
The circuit will take you from steamy lowlands with swaying rice and millet fields to massive gorgeous gorges like Budi Gandaki, teeming with turquoise waters and astounding milky waterfalls on the way.
The trekkers might have to use semi-submerged rock as the form of bridges to cross the rivulets. The trekking opened initially in 1992 still poses to be an unexplored area for more exploration and exploitation of the region with pioneering enterprises to set off.
As you traverse up the snow-covered 5187, meter-high Larkya-La-Pass close to the Tibetan border greets you with a smile along with a captivating view of Manaslu that relieves you of your fatigue and boredom of trekking.
Moving forward, you will see Annapurna II rearing its head before you and suddenly a series of panoramic views bursting before you to surprise you with a close view of Cheo Himal, Himlung Himal, Nemjung, Gyaji Kang and Kang Guru along with a stream of glaciers.
The 15 days trek around Manaslu peak is really exotic and exciting for the tourist, who come to have their lifetime experience here.
How to get there?
You need to travel from Kathmandu to Macha Khola for 160 kilometers. Alternatively, a hired jeep can take you to Macha Khola in 7 hours or 8-9 hours. Then starts your trekking.
Best time to trek
Manaslu trekking can be done in the autumn season in the months of September, October, and November.
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