The Manaslu Circuit Trek, a popular new trek, travels around Manaslu (8163 meters). Starting from the town of Gorkha Bazaar or Arughat Bazaar, and finishing in the town of Besisahar, the magnificent beauty of the remote Manaslu mountain range is an experience that yo will not soon forget. The trek itself follows an ancient salt-trading route, passes wild waterfalls of the Bhuri Gandhaki River crosses through forests of pine, bamboo and gorgeous rhododendron. Visits to secluded monasteries and a chance to experience local people’s lives are also a part of this adventure. The trek crosses a breath-taking high mountain pass, crossing over a glacial landscape while trekking around Manaslu, the 8th highest peak in the world.
This remote mountain region, which is the home range of the scarce snow leopard, was only opened to trekkers’ sine 1992. The track is also part of The Great Himalayan Trail, and is considered a trek off the beaten path.