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Annapurna Circuit vs Manaslu Circuit Trek

Annapurna Circuit vs Manaslu Circuit trek
August 1, 2019

Nepal is one of the best destinations to choose varied trekking option. Both Annapurna and Manaslu Circuit Treks are overwhelmingly peaceful and adventure treks in Nepal. Most of the trekkers find out both trek as a great trekking adventure in the Himalaya and experience these two treks offers during trekking is surely unparalleled. Trekking in these two destinations will provide you two different experience because these both destinations are known for its uniqueness.

Annapurna Circuit and Manaslu Circuits Trek difference

Both Annapurna and Manaslu Circuit Treks are adventurous treks and both treks begin from different mountain region but the meeting point is the same. Comparatively, Manaslu Circuit trekking trail is more peaceful then Annapurna circuit trail. If trekkers prefer to trek alone or without a guide, Annapurna Circuit Trek is possible while Manaslu Circuit Trek is impossible due to its restricted area. Before going for Manaslu Circuit Trek, trekkers need special trekking permits while normal trekking permit will work for Annapurna Circuit Trek.    

Annapurna Circuits Trek

Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the most famous and adventurous treks in Nepal.  This exhilarating Annapurna Circuit trek will follow the world’s deepest Kali Gandaki Gorge and take us to the Thorong La Pass (5416m/17769ft.). As we reach the Annapurna Circuits where we get an opportunity to explore the entire Annapurna Massif. You will be amazed to the view of Annapurna I (8091m) rising to the east and Dhaulagiri (8167m) to the west during your trek to Annapurna Circuit. This amazing trek will begin from the tropical valley of Beshisahar by following the beautiful Marsyangdi Valley down to the Muktinath, Pilgrimage site for both Hindu and Buddhists. On the way to the Annapurna Circuit, you will also get chance to involved in touch with the varied ethnic groups (Gurung, Thakali, Magar, Manange and many more) culture and traditions. Many trekkers and travelers appreciate the Annapurna Circuit trek as one of the best and spectacular trekking routes in the Annapurna region in Nepal. Annapurna Circuit trek goes through the with the majestic views of the white Himalayas such as; Manaslu and Himal Chuli and many more. Although the trekking trail is quite challenging to the Thorong La Pass, surrounded scenery is also equally worth wondering due to its magnificent white Himalayas ranges on to the high and dry Tibetan Plateau.

Annapurna Circuits Trekking Trail

The Annapurna Circuits Trek starts by Continuing our trek from the beautiful Village called Chame and explore the Pisang and Manang Village. We will spend our day at Manang and stroll around the Valley and discovers the higher Marsyangdi Valley with the Panoramic mountain’s vistas. Ascend and Descend trail on the way will cross the various lovely suspension bridge and explore the high camp of Thorong La Phedi, where you will get chances to have excellent views of the Annapurna Massif.

Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu Circuit Trek is considered as a famous and alternative trek of Annapurna Circuit trek in Nepal. Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of the most adventurous treks which take you to the peaceful mountain region of Mt. Manaslu. The trekking route goes through following the land of the eighth highest mountain in the world by following the beautiful Budhi Gandaki Valley and reach to the Larke La Pass. This amazing trek is blended with nature, and culture, where trekkers can explore the surreal beauty of the highest mountains and its vicinity and remote folk’s culture.  Manaslu is a restricted area where trekkers need special trek permits from the licensed trekking agency and professional licensed guide.

Manaslu Circuit Trekking Trail  

Manaslu Circuit Trek begins from Arughat to Machhakhola, the beginning points of the trekking. By following several communities, the marvel at the captivating views of the Mt. Manaslu (8163m) will accompany us. Manaslu Circuit Trekking Trail offers us rich local heritage and biological diversity of the region to explore. Further trek onward of Manaslu Circuit will provide take us one of the most dramatic Larkya La Pass, the highest point, from where we can enjoy splendid views of the Himalayas. As you explore the Manaslu Circuit Trek, you will return back to Kathmandu by following the different route.