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Trekking in Nepal > Manaslu Circuit Trek

If you want to get away from the crowded main trails and yet still trek in the central part of Nepal then a trip to the remote valleys to the east of the Manaslu range could be the ideal trek for you.

Dominating the skyline to the west of Kathmandu, the Manaslu range is crowned by the world's seventh highest peak. This trek takes you well away from the main trekking trails through a deep rugged gorge with remote villages clinging to the hill sides. The starting point of the trek, Gorkha, is best known as the original seat of power of the current royal dynasty. The climb up to their ancestral palace provides magnificent views of the entire Manaslu range.

As the trail is followed up the valley of the Buri Gandaki river, the landscape changes from terraced fields to rugged steep slopes with the trail carved into the hillsides.

The people also change from those typically found in the middle hills to people of Tibetan origin as you near the high point of the trek, Larkya Pass. After a successful crossing of the pass the trail descends, across glaciers and through pristine forests of pine and rhododendron to eventually join the Annapurna Circuit trail in the valley of the Marshyangdi Khola.

Trek Facts

Duration of trekking : 28 days

Grade : Moderate / Hard

Type of Trek : Camping

Recommended season : Spring / Autumn / Winter

Trekking starting point : Kathmandu

Trekking ending point : Kathmandu

Maximum height : 5240 m.


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