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- 2800 meter / 9185 feet
- Less Active
- Autumn (March to May) & Autumn (Aug to Nov)
- In Person
- Village/Cultural Trek
A cultural trek to Manaslu is one of the non-restricted areas in Restricted Trekking trail. Manaslu Circuit as a whole being as one of the trending restricted trail trek, it is perfectly off-the-beaten trail. Manaslu circuit does not reach the restricted area of the trail, but this is one of the perfect circuit for exploring the people and lifestyle of the people living here. This region is mainly dominated by a huge group of Gurung community. Their lifestyle and traditional practice Is unique and antique.
This is very new and easy level trekking suitable for all age group. Manaslu circuit is designed trip as perfect example of new trail possible within the reach of each age group. Some major attraction like, Laprak village and Barpak village is eye catching, Geology of Barpak village is really unique as a single stone, and Laprak has houses with stone on each houses roof. People are generous and helpful. During this cultural trekking we can see major Himalayas as, Mt, Manaslu, Mt. Himchuli, Mt. Bauddha, Mt, Ganesh and many other unnamed Himalaya. Perfect view of Mt. Bouddha is seen from Barpak village, apart from mountains and greenery of the area, this trail is rich in the herbs and shrubs.
Best time to do Manaslu cultural circuit trek
Autumn and spring are the best time of the year to trek to this cultural trekking route. Apart from the weather, considering the festival in Nepal, months of September/October/November are the best time to trek here.
Festival in Nepal are celebrated according to the location, so even if you have seen these festivals before in other part of Nepal, this trekking along the village of Manalsu will give you different insights of those festivals. Mountaineers, local trekking guides and simple villagers festivities will surely look interesting.
1st Day : Arrival
2nd Day : City tour of Kathmandu , tonight pre-briefing and preparation for Manaslu cultural circuit trek
3rd Day : Drive to Baluwa
4th Day : Initiate trekking from Baluwa to Barpak
5th Day : Continue trekking from Barpak to Singla village via Laprak
6th Day : Trek from Singla to Khorlabensi
7th Day : Khorlabensi to Soti Khola
8th Day : Drive back to Kathmandu
9th Day : Departure
Manaslu is famous as a restricted trekking route but this trekking in the lower part of Manaslu means is not a restricted trek but; a way to find cultural aspect of trekking route near restricted region and to see how the restricted trail look like?
If you are interested to know more about remote village of Nepal, this cultural trek will definitely give you a lot.
Major Attraction of Manaslu Cultural Circuit Trek
- Exploring the lifestyle and people of the Gurung community
- View of magnificent Mt, Manaslu, Mt. Himchuli, Mt. Bauddha, Mt, Ganesh and many other unnamed Himalaya.
- Indulging the trail rich with herbs and shurbs
- Exploring the Remote wilderness