Manaslu Circuit Trek 22 Days: A Complete Guide
Manaslu Circuit Trek 22 Days

Manaslu Circuit Trek 22 days is one of the most amazing treks in Nepal. It takes you all around Manaslu region and covers significant parts of Manaslu Conservation Area, one of the richest conservation areas when it comes to wildlife and vegetation.

Apart from wildlife, you’ll also get to experience the lifestyle of people in the region. Getting to know them is an absolute delight. Their food, cultures and traditions, clothes, friendly behavior and everything else are sure to fascinate you.

Throughout the trek, you’ll come across varying landscapes, both green and dry. Many a time, you’ll find yourself among beautiful sceneries and viewpoints. The route will offer you the most amazing views of the mountains in the region, especially Mt. Manaslu (8163 m).

Let’s cover the major sections of this Manaslu Circuit Trek 22 days in this Manaslu Circuit Trek Blog.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Itinery

Manaslu Circuit Trek is a 22 days long trek, which includes your stay in Kathmandu (1350 m), and the bus journey from Arughat (710 m) to Kathmandu.

The core trekking starts from Arughat and ends at Besisahar. The trek covers numerous villages such as Samagaon (3530 m), Deng (1800 m), Bhimthang (4460 m), Jagat (1400 m), Tal (1700 m), and so on. The route takes you through Larkya La Pass (5218 m), which is the highest point in the trek.

The route offers you amazing views of peaks such as Mt Ganesh (7422 m), Mt Sringi (7165 m), Mt. Annapurna (8091 m), and so on. If you’re lucky, you might also get to see a few of the rare animal species found in the region, like Snow Leopard, Musk deer, and Himalayan Tahr.

Buddhism mostly influences the region, so you’ll come across numerous monasteries and chortens on the way. Pungen Monastery in Samagaon is a major one.

Possible Side Trips And Extensions

Provided that you have time and energy left, you could take a side trip and extend your trekking journey. Two of the primary options are Tsum Valley Trek and Larkya Peak Climbing.

To access the Tsum Valley Trek route, you’ll have to walk towards through the main itinerary of Manaslu Circuits. Both Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit trek route merge at Nyag Phedi.

The journey to the top of Larkya Peak (6249 m) is an additional three days trip for a climbing experience. Instead of heading straight to Bhimthang from Dharamshala, head towards Larkya Base Camp, and then to the top of Larkya Peak. You’ll have to go straight to Bhimtang eventually, as in the main itinerary.

Manaslu Circuit trek reviews are mostly positive. It offers everything that the other popular routes do. However, there is one difference, which is, this route isn’t as commercialized or populated with trekkers as others.

Himalayan Exploration is one of the best travel and tour operators in Nepal. They offer travel packages to all major tourist destinations in Nepal. If you’re planning to go for Manaslu Circuit Trek, choose Himalayan Exploration as your trekking partner.

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Kumar Lama
Kumar Lama is a founder of Himalayan Exploration Treks Pvt. Ltd. He is leading a team of travel professional offering tailor made travel services across Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan.