Manaslu (8156 m), situated in the west-central part of Nepal, is the eight highest mountain in the world. The name is derived from the Sanskrit word Manasa which means “intellect” or “Soul”.
Japanese climbers Toshio Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu were the first to climb this mountain in 1956. Since then this mountain has been regarded as a Japanese mountain.
The region offers a variety of trekking options. But the most popular among them is the Manaslu circuit trek. It is a 15 days trip covering a trail of around 160 km. It is geographically spectacular, culturally fascinating and provides awesome mountain scenery.
This trek starts from Arughat. It follows the ancient salt-trading route along the Budhi Gandaki river to Nupri, a valley of Tibetan people. Then it goes around the Manaslu massif over the Larkya La Pass (5235 m). Finally, it goes down to the famous Annapurna circuit trail.
The Manaslu trek trail is rough, steep and it often literally hangs on a bluff high above the river.
Does this intense trek interest you? Then contact me, so we can plan the perfect trip together!