Everest, Annapurna & Manaslu

Brief comparative analysis of Everest, Annapurna & Manaslu

Nepal being as the diverse country in the prospect of the geology of the nation and topographical, climatic, vegetation variation is one of the nice and beautiful destination to make time worth-full. Most of the places of Nepal are different from each other, as far I have been working with people from different part of the world, and they feel some place of Nepal to Turkey some like Switzerland, some like south America and like that. Main reason behind this is geographical variation in our 147181 km2 area is geology extended from flat terai region to towering Himalaya. This feature of the country Nepal is capable to give different taste in the different part within Nepal. Lower region as flat Terai, middle region as hilly region and high towering mountain region including Everest 8848m has made Nepal not just  more beautiful but also mysterious.

Brief comparative analysis of Everest, Annapurna & Manaslu
Mt Everest is black one, picture from 10km distancePicture caption

Regarding the cost Manaslu and Everest are similar to each other, that means Manaslu is restricted trail and Everest need to be done by the air if you want to do with in two weeks of time. Far from that we can discuss separately as well.

I am in manaslu circuit trek while writing this lines so let’s start with manaslu for the first explanation. Manaslu has the initiation point with height of lower elevation like 560m and then goes to the height of 5185m. The change in the geography and every environmental variation is interesting every day. Trekkers will find each days different in this Manaslu Circuit trekking. Manaslu famous as Numri valley has more of Gurung, Tamang and some Bhramin and chhetri as the cast of the people and we can say the trekking trail is mostly with people from Bainse and Sudra as Tamang and Gurundg reside here as dominating population. Apart from this, landscape that you will see from the base camp of Everest and Base camp of Annapurna is available in this region with many of the base camp that you will see from the far.

Once you start trekking from samdo to Dharmashala this day will be more walking on the glacier than just hiking. Dharmashala is like Glaciaer destination which is one day before the Lakey pass. From this place Dharmashala we witness Larkey near to us. As we move the next day from Dharmashala 4470m towards Larkey pass, its all-day of walking on the Glacier which is beautiful and adventurous before we reach to Bhimtang for the night.

Brief comparative analysis of Everest, Annapurna & Manaslu
Photo – View from Bhimtang – after trekking over Larkey pass

Those places which make trekkers happy conserving the blue ships, leopards, jackle and primitive daily life style of people you meet on the trail makes the smile on the face of the every faces.  The major attraction of the people and tradition is reflected in the long mane walls and Gompa you will see in each and every village of the Manaslu region. Centuries of old gompa and the mane on the trail of manaslu can never be compared with that you see on the trail of Annapurna and Everest trekking region of Nepal Himalaya. One if the amazing thing about this place is that there are many people whom you might meet on the trail and they cannot speak Nepali and don’t understand as well.

We can say this place as one of the isolated. Larkey pass above five thousand and scenery of the mountain that you see from the different station. This is one big difference with the trail which you can not get in the trail of Annapurna and Everest region.

Let’s talk about the great and most famous place of the world, Everest trekking region. This is beautiful on its way but the thing is that, this is much more spoiled trekking trail in the comparative analysis. The trail in Everest region is more like a small road for the trekker. People you meet are good looking and much more advance than in Manaslu region. Culture and tradition of the people is no more primitive for the Nepali trekkers but for the westerners the people you meet there will be different from their land but for sure westerners will feel the difference even in the comparison to Everest-Manaslu experience. More of this Everest trekking starts from the height of 2800m if it is ‘fly in’ trekking itinerary, if it is ‘drive in’ the height is at around 2000m. But the case of Manaslu is different you start trek from the height of 500m and goes to the height of 5170m as larkey pass.

Talking about Annapurna is different from Everest and manaslu. You can see some similarities in the people you meet in the Annapurna trail and those from manaslu region but if you go to the depth of the people and their activity it’s different again. People you see in the manaslu trekking region are more primitive and culturally beautiful and traditionally decorated. Manne and Gompa you see in manaslu are much older than you imagine and you will not see these things in Annapurna trekking. The more you see in Annapurna base camp trek is few village and clean people and more jungle. Beautiful Mountain View from Base camp which already starts from MBC is stunning for sure. I can say this trail is not primitively decorated by nature but bit modern but manaslu trekking trail is one of the remote and beautiful.

Brief comparative analysis of Everest, Annapurna & Manaslu

There are many things that I have seen as the difference between Everest and manaslu more and Manaslu and Annapurna a bit, but the time that I need to give to the guest I am coming with need my attention most of the time. Thus let’s close the page here and will see other difference in upcoming articles.

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