Sunday, 01 April 2018
Sunday, 01 April 2018
Manaslu circuit is a recently opened trek for the travelers from all around the world which serves as a wonderful blend of the natural splendor as well as the cultural miscellany of Nepal. Manaslu region has been creating a buzz among the travel enthusiasts and adventure seekers thinking about trekking in Nepal. Although, it has succeeded in grabbing attention and curiosity it is still unscathed and unharmed in regards of the count of travelers who in reality visit the place. Manaslu circuit Trek is rich in its beauty with the inclusion of isolated and off beaten trail, as only few people actually decide to take the trek. The fewer visitors also add more exclusiveness to the trek. The fewer visitors spike the exclusivity of the trek. As you move along the trek route you will find climatic, vegetation, cultural, wildlife diversity. Additionally lying on the Manaslu Conservation Area, this place is overflowing with assorted flora as well as fauna and if you are fortunate enough you can also spot some rare species along the way.
Manaslu region trek is a remarkable way to welcome the magnificence of Mt. Manaslu which is the eighth highest mountain in the world. The luxuriant environment in the setting of snow-capped mountains, this region is a blessing for anyone seeking peace and happiness amidst the nature. Mentioned below are some of the prime reasons, particularly “Top 7 Reasons to Choose Manaslu Circuit Trek” as to why one should go for this isolated off beaten trail while trekking in Nepal.
1) Best remote trek of Nepal
Although Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp Trekking are the most famous trek of Nepal, Manaslu circuit trek stands out among other off beaten trails. Nepal is a home country to eight mountains with altitude over 8,000 m which includes Mount Everest along with Mt. Kanchenjunga (8, 586 m—3rd highest), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m—4th highest), Mt. Makalu (8,485 m—5th highest), Mt. Cho Oyu (8, 188 m—6th highest), Dhaulagiri I (8,167 m—7th highest), Mt. Manaslu (8,163 m—8th highest), and Mt. Annapurna I (8,091 m—10th highest). Manaslu circuit trek is located in Manaslu conservation area which is a home to 33 species of mammals, 110 species of birds, 211 species of butterflies, 2,000 species of flowering plants and 11 types of forest which provides you a enormous assortment in a short upright vicinity. The Manaslu circuit trek stands out from all these other treks available in the country due to the complete natural symphony, cultural belongings, and wild exploration which provides the best occasion to gather the lifetime experience of this impeccable trek.
2) Tranquil trails
The isolated villages that you encounter upon in this trail serve as a perfect definition to Nirvana. This trek is less known and identified in comparison to the Everest Base Camp trek or Annapurna Base Camp treks which are among the most sough treks. Due to this reason, you will encounter few number of trekkers in the trail which may act as a negative or positive point depending upon the nature of trekkers. Some trekkers prefer to trek on busy trails whereas some prefer to indulge in the wilderness of the trek with as few people as possible. This trek serves as one of the best options for trekkers who prefer the latter. However, October is considered to be the busiest month of the region where the trail is filled with trekkers opting for the trek. You will board a trek which is filled amid ideal serene ambiance and endeavor the remote areas never leaving behind the peace of mind and the calm routes.
3) Affordable price
Due to the existence of fewer trekkers in this route, the tea house and hotels throughout the trek have limited yet optimal facilities which are primarily focused on the basic needs and requirements of trekkers. Similarly, not many varieties can be seen in the eatery in the trek as transportation of the foods and vegetables I difficult in the remote and Himalayan region of the country. However, new teahouses with better facilities are being established and you will never find food shortage on the route of the trail. Although the price of food gets higher as you precede the trail, this trek is cheaper in terms of accommodation and food in comparison to other treks in Nepal. Manaslu region was considered the best route for trekking with camping but as the establishment of tea houses increased, the need of camping declined significantly. The tea houses in the area were destroyed in the earthquake of 2015 but almost all of them have been restored. Although, the cost of accommodation increases with slight decrease in facilities offered, the total cost however are cheaper than the cost incurred in other treks.
4) Prosperous cultural experience
The Manaslu circuit trek passes by Mani Walls, Prayer Wheels, monasteries, Chortens, etc. You will get to visit the Tsum valley which is also considered as a hidden valley where you will get to experience pure and original culture. The valley is home to unique culture language which maintains the practices of the ancient Buddhism. The inhabitants in the highlands of this trek are influenced by Tibetan culture therefore this trek will serve as a phenomenal chance to enrich your cultural knowledge amidst the staggering views of mountains and beautiful landscape. Every trekking package don’t give you the chance to take you to the journey of the past where you are engulfed with the aroma of isolated foothills, traditional villages of the Himalayas whose cultures, traditions, people, lifestyle and values of Manaslu are ever friendly and old school.
5) Moderately strenuous
Although ,the trek belongs to the off beaten trails of the country, the trek requires moderate fitness. This means that you aren’t required to have an athletic body or capabilities in order to embark your journey in the Manaslu Circuit Trek. However, you need to consider your health issues especially concerning bones, ankles and knees because this might result in an unpleasant trek. The trek needs you to walk for about 6-7 hours per day, thus some prior trekking experiences will be beneficial to the travelers. However, those who don’t have any such experiences can try exercising few weeks prior to the trekking. This will not only boost your endurance level but also brings your body in proper shape and condition.
6) Safe and secure
Manaslu region is restored, repaired and re-equipped after the devastating earthquake in 2015. The government of Nepal along with the local has effectively restored all the routes as well as teahouses and the region is really safe and provides security from the aftermath of the earthquake. Although, most of the people are prone to altitude sickness, proper acclimatization in the way helps to avoid altitude sickness altogether. Each traveler must be slow and take proper rest rather than being too excited for the destination of the journey. Proper attention to personal hygiene should be taken throughout the journey, so as to avoid any health mishaps along the trek. Furthermore, you can also carry purification tabs or drops along with you on the route in the Manaslu circuit Trek.
7) Side trips arrangement
Another important part of this Manaslu Circuit Trek while trekking in Nepal is you can have several side treks and the destination can be reached after a couple of hours. Birendra Lake, Pungeen Gomba are some of the side treks that you can take while on the trek. However, you should keep in mind that these side treks are devoid of teahouses or hotels, thus you should return in a reasonable period of time on your initial trek route. September to November as well as March to May is considered the best seasons to take the Manaslu Circuit Trek.
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