My trekking companions and I take a breather at the summit of the Larke Pass (5,103m) during the Manaslu Circuit Trek

The Manaslu Circuit is sometimes billed as ‘the new Annapurna’ Mt Manaslu sits to the East of the Annapurna Massif and is somewhat less discovered than its neighbor while still offering a lot of the highlights:

  • Views of the brilliant Manaslu, the 8th highest mountain in the world at 8,163m (26,781ft)
  • An opportunity to push yourself on a 10-14 day trek crossing a 5,000m + pass
  • Cosy teahouses and welcoming Nepalese mountain folk
  • Lush forests contrasting with ragged snowy mountain tops, abound with interesting wildlife