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.
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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