MANASLU CIRCUIT TREK
The Manaslu Circut trek is one of the best treks in Nepal. On this trek we trek around the Manaslu massif – the world’s eight highest mountain at 8,156m. For many years the Annapurna Circuit trek enjoyed the status of the world’s best trek. But when a jeep track was built connecting Besi-Sahar to Manang, the allure of the Annapurna Circuit trek diminished. Now with better lodging facilities, trekking in Manaslu has taken over as the best trek in the Himalayas.
The Manaslu region is located along the border of Nepal and Tibet. It is beautiful, remote and fascinating. The Manaslu Circuit trek is fairly long but the rewards are well worth the commitment. Trekking here was only allowed since 1991. Trekking in the Manaslu region requires both a conservation area permit and a restricted area permit.
The Manaslu region is both geographically spectacular and culturally fascinating. Brahmin, Chhetris and Gurungs inhabit the sub-tropical lower Buri Gandaki region. And the Nubriba’s inhabit the sub-alpine and alpine parts. The Nubriba’s are direct descendants of Tibetan immigrants who settled here in the early 1,600’s.
The crux of the Manaslu Circuit trek is the high pass of Larkya La (16,700ft). This is one of the most dramatic pass-crossing in the Himalaya.
- Explore monasteries and palaces in the Kathmandu valley.
- Experience Nepal’s varied landscape: Both the lush lowlands and alpine highlands.
- Circle the eight highest mountain in the world and cross beautiful Larkya la pass at 5090m/16,700 ft.
WHY TREK WITH US?
All our Manaslu Circuit Treks are private treks for a minimum of two participants. We do NOT nickel-and-dime on services. And all inclusions and exclusions are clearly listed in the cost details. Some companies will advertise trips for very low prices but they have a lot of exclusions that is usually not clear. Most of our trekkers are either repeat clients or referrals. With over 30 years of experience, we employ the most professional and friendly staff.
We are also proud to give back to our community through 3 Summits For Nepal managed by Crystal Mountain Treks staff. Contact us to learn more…