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7 Reasons to visit Manaslu, Nepal

Consider this a warning! - Manaslu can take you back to the past. Trekking holidays in Nepal will always be a KE favourite and with over 35 holid... Read more
7 Reasons to visit Manaslu, Nepal

Consider this a warning! - Manaslu can take you back to the past.

Trekking holidays in Nepal will always be a KE favourite and with over 35 holidays to choose from and over 30 years expertise in the country, we have adventures from climbing to the top of Mera Peak to easy trekking on the Great Himalayan Trail in Ganesh Himal. Our friends on the ground have shared with us their reasons why they think you should visit Manaslu and trek in an area that reflects Nepal 20 years back.


Trekking Around Manaslu


It's one of the most prized Himalayan peaks and is a secret haven in the Himalayas. Nestled between Ganesh Himal and Budi Gandaki Gorge, Mt. Manaslu stands humongous at the elevation of 8163m. Larkya La Pass is the noteworthy elevation point in the Manaslu Trek with the altitude of 5,213m. Packed with thrills and adventures, the classic Manaslu trek is considered to be one of the most challenging and rewarding treks in Nepal which just happens to be in one of the most unspoilt areas of the world.

1) Abode of the Mountains

Manaslu welcomes its devotee with the mountains. If you want to make a trip with scenic mountain views on the backdrop, Manaslu is the best choice. Mt. Manaslu (8163m), Manaslu North (7157m), Himalchuli North (7331m), Himalchuli West (6869m), Himalchuli East (7893m), Himalchuli (7207m), Ngadi Chuli (7871m), Ganesh Himal (7110m), Sringi Himal (7187m) and Larke Himal (6249m) are the significant tops that decorates Manaslu.


2) it Takes you back to past

Consider this a warning, this trek can literally take you back to past! The aroma of the traditional villages and the isolated foothills of Himalayas reflect Nepal of 20 years back. The cultures, traditions, people, lifestyle and values of Manaslu are ever welcoming and old school.

3) The road less travelled

Manaslu trek is one of the most isolated treks in Nepal. Its off-the-beat villages are one of the least visited part of the country. The lonesome villages and narrow cliffs of Manaslu offer trekkers an experience like never before. The fewer visitors also add more exclusiveness to the trek. Its isolated village is the perfect definition to Nirvana. Most of its beauty remains unspoiled.

4) End of Manaslu trek is the gateway to Annapurna Circuit

The ending point of Manaslu trek, Besishar, is the gateway to one of the most popular treks in Nepal, the Annapurna Circuit. If you’re in Nepal for a long time, you can start another outrageous journey right after Manaslu trek ends. And to make it even better, Annapurna Circuit offers completely different experience and adventure to that of Manaslu.


5) Lakes and icy masses

There are varieties of magnificent lakes and icy masses in Manaslu district. The most imperative lakes are Kal Taal, Birendra Taal, Prok Lake, and Naradkunda Lake. Kal Taal is the biggest lake in this region situated at a height of 3800m.The essential glaciers in this region are Karkyo Glacier, Tulagai Glacier and Manaslu Glacier.


6) There’s more to see than you think there is!

We’ve talked about it all! The mountains, lakes, monasteries and icy masses, but believe me, there’s more to see in Manaslu.

It's region is home for 33 species of mammals, 110 species of birds, 211 species of butterflies, 2,000 species of flowering plants and 11 types of forest. Manaslu offers vast diversity in a short vertical area.


7) Added extras

Not only is Manaslu a fantastically challenging classic trek amongst breaktaking Himalayan peaks, but add on a few more days and you can enjoy a diverse extension to your holiday. You can visit the jungles of southern Nepal on a wildlife safari in the Chitwan National Park, or spend more time in Kathmandu and explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bhaktapur, renowned for its temples and traditional buildings.


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