Manaslu Circuit Trek is a hot deal of the instant trip of trekking in Nepal. It is still undisturbed and the natural sophistication has been preserved along with the remarkable ethnic culture. Lying in the northwest of Kathmandu valley, Manaslu region spreads out up to the Tibetan border, due to which special permit is required for this trek. Trekking in the Manaslu circuit trail is to follow the historical salt trade route and cross over the Larkya La Pass (5160m).
Aarughat is a gateway of the Round Manaslu Trek. But the trek can be embarked from Sotikhola as well due to the road extension. The beginning of the trek goes through Sal forests to reach a ridge above the splashing rapids of the Budhi Gandaki River. The locality has been inhabited by the ethnic Gurung village like that of Labubesi and Jagat. You will find the hospitality and tradition of ethnic Gurung people not only remarkable but truly amazing. As the trek goes higher, you walk through the juniper and birch forests. Pungyen Gompa near the Sama Gaon, dazzles the spiritual dedication of the Tibetan Buddhists. During an exploration day, almost all the trekkers love to explore this superb attraction.
Passing Samdo and Dharmasala, the ultimate destination viz. Larkya La Pass is located a step ahead. Physical fitness and acclimatization are essentials to cross this technical pass. The exquisite views of Mt. Manaslu (8163m), the eighth highest mountain of the world, along with Larkya peak, Himlung, Cheo, Kanggru and the Annapurna can be observed from a closer distance. Descending through the steep trail, it meets the Annapurna circuit trail and concludes the trek. Apart from the majestic snow-capped mountains, the high-altitude glacier lakes and highly enriched Tibetan culture makes this trek extra special that anyone would fall in love with it.