Manaslu Circuit is considered one of the popular and difficult treks in Nepal which falls under the restricted area Trekking. People may be wondering about why chose Manaslu Circuit Trek over other famous treks. Then here is the reason why is Manaslu Circuit Trek is a must experience.

Manaslu trekking 2019

Because it is surrounded by snowcap mountains towering at above 8,000m.  Not to mention the above 5,000m pass crossing!  Very few places on this earth will have these combinations!

Because it is a remote and off-the-beaten-path compared to the other well-known teahouse treks in Nepal. Manaslu trek gained popularity since tea houses were built here in 2010. Prior to that, you had to camp.

Because it is not as crowded as other popular trails in Nepal. little Less than 8,000 tourist visits Manaslu every year unlike EBC Trek has over 58,030 visitors every year. (Based on a report 2019)

Because it is relatively cheaper than the Everest Base Camp. You don’t have to spend more than $320 alone on a flight ticket to Lukla.

Because it is rich in culture. The Tibetan origin Nepalese live in the area called Tsum Valley.  They practice their own ancient form of dialect, art, culture, and religion.

Because Manaslu trek offers a lot more side-trips than any other base camps. You can spend more than 3 weeks and venture into different places such as Tsum Valley, Manaslu Base Camp, Pungeen Gomba, Tibetian border, Birendra lake, etc.

Because it follows a circuit trail.. so unlike other base camps, every day is a new route as you make a loop in this trek.

Because it is generally safer… Altitude sickness is less likely due to the long days of reaching high elevation.

Part of The Great Himalayan Trail… Manaslu is one of the major parts of “The Great Himalaya Trail’ – a single long-distance trekking trail from the east end to the west end of Nepal, includes a total of roughly 1,700 km long path.

Expedition As of 2003, the peak has seen only 240 successful ascents and 52 fatalities, making it the 4th most dangerous 8000m peak, behind Annapurna, Nanga Parbat, and K2.

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Rajendra Khanal (Raj)

Born and raised in Gorkha, Nepal, I am proud to call the Manaslu region my home! I have been in the travel business for over a decade from being assistance guide, leader, to being a manager. And finally today I am the founder of NEST Adventure. So you could say I know my way well enough in the Himalayas, especially in some of the off-the-beaten-trails in Nepal like Manaslu, Kanchenjunga and Mustang!

I am passionate about travelling and I strongly believe that seeing the world shouldn't break the bank (at least not too much!). I have backpacked to over 15 countries in Asia, Central America, USA, Canada, one-third of Europe, the Caribbean Islands, and Latin America.

I studied in the UK and moved to the United States. During that period, I had the opportunity of working with multinational companies which taught me how to deliver quality customer service in the business. As a world travelling backpacker myself, and travel expert for the Nepalese Himalayas, I started writing about my own country. Which I would love to share with you. In case you required free information about Nepal or join a group with our existing departure, (particularly If you are a solo hiker for the restricted area) please do not hesitate to visit my office in Thamel. We are located in the centre of Kathmandu called Thamel. I am happy to share a cup of Nepali tea and free information.

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