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How Difficult is the Manaslu Circuit Trek?

Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu Circuit Trek is the perfect alternative for the Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp. This trek provides a great and serene trekking experience to every trekking enthusiast.

Manaslu region is one of the most remote and isolated areas of the country. Hence, many factors can make your Manaslu Circuit trek difficult. Cold Weather, High Altitude, and slippery paths to the mountains are some of the common difficulty factors of Manaslu Trekking.

Some of the difficulties, which one can face during the Manaslu Circuit Trek, are explained below:

1. Weather Condition

One of the major difficulties you will face during your Manaslu Circuit trek is the weather condition. The weather in Manaslu Region never remains constant. You can experience various weather changes such as chilling cold winter, heavy rainfalls, the blazing sun as well as freezing nights.

The walking days are normally sunny and warm but the nights are cold. Hence, you need to pack up warm clothes for the cold nights.

Trekking to Mount Manaslu is less famous in summer due to heavy rainfall. The trekking trail gets sloppy, tricky, and loaded with leeches, which causes more trouble.

Spring is the best season for Manaslu Trekking because of the mind-boggling perspectives on the snow-topped mountains. It is likewise incredible to trek to Mount Manaslu during the spring season since you will have the option to observe the sprouting of Rhododendrons and the wonderful green vegetation.

Autumn is the peak season to trek the Manaslu Circuit because of the charming atmosphere, stable temperature, and astounding perspectives on excellent mountains secured with a day off.



2. Altitude sickness

Acute Mountain Sickness is very normal while trekking to higher elevations. Manaslu Trek is very daring as a result of the variety of the scenes. Hence, one of the common difficulties during this trekking is adjusting yourself to the high altitude.

The absolute bottom of the trek is Seti Khola which is at the altitude of 700m while the highest point is the Larkya Pass which is at 5,106 meters. The higher the elevation, the higher the danger of getting the sickness.

The regular symptoms of Altitude Sickness are migraine, loss of hunger, weariness, and so forth. The most ideal approach to deal with altitude sickness is resting and acclimatizing properly. Make yourself hydrated and take a rest to keep yourself away from mountain sickness.

3. Distance

The total distance of the Manaslu circuit trek is around 177 KM and lies in the northern Himalayan scope of Nepal. This trekking comprises of 15–20 KM walk each day for around 10–12 days with a few days for resting and acclimatizing according to the itinerary.

The starting day may feel a bit challenging, as one needs to walk tough and downhill. There are some places where there are no suspension bridges and you need to cross the thrilling river via the temporary wooden bridges.

The challenging part of the trek is crossing the Larkya La pass, which is at an elevation of 5213 meters and is very testing while contrasted with different pieces of the trek. The longer uneven terrains and rocky trails can cause trouble for people who are not fully fit. Hence, one needs to be mentally and physically strong before going for Manaslu Trek.


4. Duration of the Trek


The duration of Manaslu Circuit Trek relies on the package you pick. The trekking duration ranges from about fourteen days to three weeks and goes as long as a month either.

You can diminish and build the number of days according to your benefit. You have to walk for around 6 to 8 hours consistently aside from the resting and acclimatization days. Walking can be extreme for your body if you are new to trekking.

This trekking trail goes through various villages, dense forests, suspension bridges, rivers, etc. Thus, it is imperative to prepare yourself by walking for around 3 to 4 hours consistently at your home spot before going for the real trekking. You can speed stroll on the stairs if there is no climbing place around your area. You need to concentrate on building stamina and setting yourself up for a higher height before going for Manaslu Trekking.

5. Preparation

Preparing is the best strategy to keep you fit during the trekking endeavor. It will assist you in changing your body effectively at a higher height and diminish the muscle strain. Preparing will likewise assist you with being fit both physically and mentally during the trekking venture. Hence, it is prescribed to prepare you for any event for a month before going for Manaslu Trek.

Also see:

  • Manaslu Trek Permit and Cost

For more information regarding this trek or any other treks in Nepal, please feel free to contact us.