Manaslu Trek is one of the most spectacular treks in the Himalaya, comparable to the Annuparna circuit. However the trek around Manaslu touches unspoilt regions since it was off limits until recently. Now open to organized trekking parties only, the area offers a good mix of cultural diversity and fantastic mountain scenery. Starting at the Budhi Gandaki, the trek goes through the narrow gorge between the Manaslu and Ganesh Himal ranges, with sleep almost perpendicular sides.
Passing through the Nupri valley, where the inhabitants appear Tibetan in look, speech and customs, the trail continues parallel to the Tibetan border, with sensational views of Manalsu North, Ngadi and Himalchuli peaks. Crossing the (5200 m) Larkey La pass, the trek descends to the Marsyangdi Valley with fantastic views of Himlung Himal, Annapurna range and other peaks.