Manaslu Circuit Trek VS Annapurna Circuit Trek

  • Updated on Aug 20, 2021
  • Govinda Gurung
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Himalayan Nepal is one of the most popular famous trekking destinations in the world, each year's thousands of trekkers come to visit. Likewise, the Manaslu Circuit Trek and Manaslu Circuit Trek is the most attractive route in Nepal. This Manaslu and Annapurna are known for their own uniqueness. The trail offers magical Himalayan ranges, exciting landscapes, the beauty of nature, culture, and the traditional lifestyle of the local community. 

In Nepal, you have a great opportunity to see the breathtaking highest mountain peaks of the world, which is the surrounding with the spectacular vistas of the majestic mountains and amazing glacier zone. This Annapurna and Manaslu Treks is one best variety of trekking routes, you touch the base camp of the high Mount and enjoy the beauty of nature. Both of this popular trail leads you to the remote valley of Himalayan.

These Manaslu and Annapurna is an ancient ambiance area and elegant natural attractions, the Mount Manaslu and Mount Annapurna is the major attraction of this treks. Choose one best destination to get a lifetime adventure experience.

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Manaslu Circuit Trekking

Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of the most popular routes in the Manaslu region, which is an amazingly beautiful part of the High Himalayan. This trail is fewer crew trekkers and is most peaceful, you need a special trekking permit to enter this region. Manaslu Trekking offers to visit the base camp of Mount Manaslu (8163m) and amazing pass Larkya La Pass (5,260m) which is surrounding by mountain peaks and wonderful landscapes. 

Manaslu is a different taste than Everest and Annapurna, you get to see magnificent views of Mt. Manaslu (8163m), the eighth tallest mountain in the world, explore the rich local heritage and biological diversity of the region, and beautiful villages of the local community. This Manaslu Circuit Trek is a classic adventure journey in Nepal, you should have to be physically fit and in good health.

Highlights

  • The magical view of the eighth tallest mountain in the world Mount Manaslu (8163m).
  • Traditional, unique culture, and fantastic lifestyle of Mountain peoples.
  • Visit Manaslu Base Camp and cross the Larkya La Pass.
  • Wide range of flora and fauna.
  • Panorama mountain views of Manaslu, Cheo Himal, Himlung Himal, Nemjung, Gyaji Kang, Kang Guru, and Annapurna II.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu, Nepal 1,300m
Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola 710m/8-9 hrs
Day 03: Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola 890m/6-7 hrs
Day 04: Trek from Machha Khola to Dobhan 1,000m/6-7 hrs
Day 05: Trek from Dobhan to Philim 1,590m/6-7 hrs
Day 06: Trek from Philim to Dang 2,360m/6-7 hrs
Day 07: Trek from Deng to Namrung 2,660m/6-7 hrs
Day 08: Trek from Namrung to Lho 3,180m/3-4 hrs
Day 09: Trek from Lho to Sama Gaon 3,530m/5-6 hrs
Day 10: Acclimatization day in Sama Gaon to explore Manaslu Base Camp/ Birendra Tal/ Pungyen Gompa
Day 11: Trek from Sama Gaon to Samdo 3,860m/3-4 hrs
Day 12: Trek from Samdo to Larkya Phedi/Dharamsala 4,460m/4-5 hrs
Day 13: Trek from Dharamsala to Larkya La 5,160m to Bimthang 3,720m/8-9 hrs
Day 14: Trek from Bimthang to Gho 2,515m/5-6 hrs
Day 15: Trek from Gho to Dharapani 1,920m and drive to Besisahar 760m/6-7 hrs
Day 16: Drive from Besisahar to Kathmandu 1,300m/7-8 hrs

Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the best high pass routes in the world, as well as the perfect destination for adventure trekkers who wanna get an experience of the high Himalayana. This trek is more difficult than Annapurna, Manaslu, and Langtang treks. This Annapurna Circuit Trek leads us to high Tilicho Lake (4,919m), amazing Thorong La Pass (5,416m), and the best viewpoint Poon Hill (3,210m).

Especially this Annapurna Circuit Trek Itinerary is a great option to discover Annapurna Region, where you get to see unique landscapes, nature, waterfalls, lovely villages, hidden valleys, mountains, the world’s deepest Kali Gandaki gorge, and the beautiful Manang and Mustang region. The Annapurna Circuit Trek provides to enjoy rare flora and fauna, the exciting culture of Buddhists, and visit the ancient part of Annapurna Nepal.

After exploring the delightful Tilicho Lake and Thorong La Pass, the trail descends to the famous holy Hindu Temple Muktinath and continues to Jomsom and Poon Hill, which offers a golden sunrise view and panorama Himalayan ranges. Annapurna Circuit offers magical mountains peaks of Mount Annapurna (8,091m), Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Tilicho Himal, Nilgiri, and many more.

Highlights

  • World-famous trekking route Annapurna Circuit Trek.
  • The beauty of natural and magical landscapes.
  • Explore the diverse Nepalese landscape, culture, traditions, and lifestyle.
  • Visit famous villages Manang and Mustang.
  • World highest Lake, Tilicho Lake 4,924m.
  • High Himalayan pass Thorong La Pass 5,416m.
  • Hindu and Buddhist holy Muktinath Temple.
  • Wonderful viewpoint Poon Hill 3,210m.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing and trek preparation
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Khudi [800m, 7-8 hrs]
Day 04: Trek from Khudi to Sirung [2200m, 6-7 hrs]
Day 05: Trek from Sirung to Jagat [1300m, 6-7 hrs]
Day 06: Trek from Jagat to Dharapani [1960m, 7-8 hrs]
Day 07: Trek from Dharapani to Chame [2710m, 5-6 hrs]
Day 08: Trek from Chame to Pisang [3300m, 5-6 hrs]
Day 09: Trek from Pisang to Manang [3540m, 6-7 hrs]
Day 10: Acclimatization day at Manang
Day 11: Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka [4110m, 3-4 hrs]
Day 12: Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi [4600m, 3-4 hrs]
Day 13: Trek from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath[3800m] via Thorong La pass [5,416m/17,764ft] [7-8 hrs]
Day 14: Trek from Muktinath to Marpha [2670m, 4-5 hrs]
Day 15: Trek from Marpha to Kalopani [2530m, 5-6 hrs]
Day 16: Trek from Kalopani to Tatopani [1200m, 6-7 hrs]
Day 18: Trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Tadapani [2700m, 6-7 hrs]
Day 19: Trek from Tadapani to Pokhara [827m] via Ghandruk [5-6 hrs trek] & [1 hrs drive]
Day 20: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu [1300, 7-8 hrs]
Day 21: Final departure

Best season Annapurna Circuit and Manaslu Circuit Trekking

The climatic condition of Annapurna and Manaslu differs from place to place depending upon geographical regions. Nepal’s weather is influenced by a maritime and continental factor and has four different seasons, Autumn (September to November), followed by Winter (December to February), Spring (March to May), and finally, there is Summer/Monsoon (June to August). The best time to go on a Manaslu and Annapurna Circuit Trek is in Spring (March to May) and Autumn (mid-September to November). These are the best times to go on any treks and climbing trips because of stable weather and a moderate climate. 

Annapurna and Manaslu Circuit Trek Difficulty

This Annapurna circuit trek and Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of the most adventure challenge routes in the Himalayan of Nepal as you touch the world's highest Lake Tilicho (4,919m/ 16,138 ft), highest trek pass Thorong La (5,416m/ 17,769 ft), and Larkya La Pass (5,260m). Annapurna and Manaslu Difficult are called moderate trek, the total distance of this trek route is 160 – 230 km. If you wanna comfortable with Acclimatization day this Annapurna Circuit Trek 22 Days and Manaslu Circuit Trek 16 Days are perfect for you. If you have limited time to trek choosing the time between 10 – 14 days is ideal but you need physical fitness, healthy, strong stamina, hard training, and already have to do 3,000 meters hike. We recommend you choose the longer packages to decrease the Annapurna Circuit Trek and Manaslu Trek Difficulty. The route is an extremely complicated and adventurous undertaking, the trail leads through the rocky path of down and uphills as well as natural calamities and other compact disasters issues can be Difficulty to trek.

Manaslu and Annapurna Circuit Trek Accommodation

Manaslu and Annapurna Circuit Trek accommodations are Lodge and Teahouse. Around Kathmandu and Pokhara, we can find a good facility with comfortable accommodation at the Hotel. The Manaslu and Annapurna Circuit Trek all accommodations are on a twin-shared basis. During the trek, Himalayan frozen Adventure will manage a room with attached washrooms. In the teahouse, we have to share the toilet. A single room is available in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and the lower elevation trekking region but might be impossible to higher elevations. Manaslu and Annapurna Circuit Trek Meals

Manaslu and Annapurna Circuit Trek Meals

The Kathmandu and Pokhara have included only breakfast. During the Manaslu and Annapurna Circuit Trek, all meals will be provided. In the Annapurna region, we can enjoy Nepalese food with international cuisine like Tibetan, Continental, Indian, Tibetan, Italian, etc. Through the trek, we have breakfast/lunch at the teahouse and Dinner will be at the lodge. You can choices different kinds of breakfast, lunch, and dinner by the menu. 

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