# 1. It is surrounded by snowcap mountains towering at above 8,000m. Not to mention the above 5,000m pass crossing! Very few places on this earth will have these combinations!
# 2. It is a remote and off-the-beaten-path compared to the other well-known teahouse treks in Nepal. Manaslu trek gained popularity since tea houses were built in 2010. Prior to that, you had to camp.
#3. It is not as crowded as other popular trails in Nepal.Less than 8,000 tourist visits Manaslu every year while Everest Base Camp (EBC) Trek has over 30,000 visitors annually.
# 4. It is relatively cheaper than EBC. You don't have to spend more than $320 alone on a flight ticket to Lukla.
# 5. It is rich in culture. The Tibetan-origin Nepalese live here and practice their own ancient form of dialect, culture and religion.
# 6. Manaslu trek offers more side-trips than any other trail. You can spend more than 3 weeks and venture into different places such as, Manaslu Base Camp, Pungeen Gomba, Tibetian border, Birendra lake.
# 7. Because it follows a circuit trail, every day is a new route as you make a loop in this trek.
# 8. Because it is generally safer. There is a lower chance of altitude sickness due to the long days of reaching high elevation and side trips.
# 9. Part of "The Great Himalayan Trail". Manaslu is one of the major parts of "The Great Himalaya Trail".
# 10. It is an adventure. In 2003, the Manaslu peak had 240 successful ascents and 52 fatalities, making it the 4th most dangerous 8000m+ peak (after Annapurna, Nanga Parbat, and K2).
13 Days Itinerary for Manaslu Circuit Trek
Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola via Arughat -
710m (7-8 hrs)
Day 2: Trek from Soti Khola to Macche Khola -
930m (7-8 hrs)
Day 3: Trek from Maccha Khola to Jagat -
1410m (6-7 hrs)
Day 4: Trek from Jagat to Deng -
1804m (6-7 hrs)
Day 5: Trek from Deng to Namrung -
2630m (6-7 hrs)
Day 6: Trek from Namrung to Samagaon -
3530m (6-7 hrs)
Day 7: Rest day & a side trip to MBC/Bihendra Lake -
3530m (6-7 hrs)
Day 8: Trek from Samagaon to Samdo -
3860m (4-5 hrs)
Day 9: Rest day & a side trip to Tibetan border/day hike -
3860m 8-9 hrs)
Day 10: Trek from Samdo to Dharmasala -
4460m (4-5 hrs)
Day 11: Trek Dharmasala to Bimthang via Larke pass -
5160m (8-10 hrs)
Day 12: Trek from Bimthang to Goa -
1700m (5-6 hrs)
Day 13: Trek from Goa to Dharapani and drive back to Kathmandu (