The Manaslu Circuit Trek is a popular trek in the Nepal Himalayas that takes you through the remote, culturally rich regions surrounding Mount Manaslu, the eighth highest peak in the world. The trek offers a challenging and diverse trekking experience, with scenic mountain views, crossings of high-altitude passes, hikes through lush forests and alpine meadows, and interactions with friendly local communities.
The trek typically starts and ends in Arughat Bazaar and takes around 12-16 days to complete, depending on the itinerary and pace. Along the way, trekkers will pass through a variety of landscapes, including deep gorges, fast-flowing rivers, and high-altitude deserts, and have opportunities to observe diverse wildlife and explore ancient monasteries.
Accommodation during the trek is typically in local tea houses or lodges, providing a unique and authentic experience of Nepali mountain life. The trek is considered to be of moderate to challenging difficulty, with several high-altitude passes to cross, and is best suited for those with some prior trekking experience and good physical fitness.