Imagine, you are very close to making one of your big dreams come true. For example, you almost saved up enough money to go and travel to a place you always wanted to visit and only missing a few more bucks to set off. Or you are expecting exam results for which you studied hard and that can help you get the desired promotion at work. You put up the hard work and feel you are one step there and suddenly, something sets you back to where you started. No holidays in Europe. No promotion. You have to start all over again. How would you feel? What would you do? Would you give up on your dream?
The photos in today’s post don’t need any comments. The Day D of our trek. We are reaching to the Larke pass at 5106 meters. Manaslu seems closer than ever before. The Manaslu Circuit is one of the toughest treks in Nepal. The reason is that there are no ways out along the trail. Once you start trekking, you trek for 13 days until Larke Pass. If the weather is not on your side, you have to turn back and walk another 13 days the same route to the place where you started. It’s hard but worth it!
Words are not to describe the beauty of Himalayas. You can read our previous articles on useful tips about planning budget,itineraryor great day trips during the trek for the expedition. Now it’s time to enjoy Manaslu and the Himalayas in the pictures.
Gatekeepers to Larke Pass, at 5 106 meters the highest point of the trek. Manaslu, Nepal.
Manaslu is a great choice worth an investment. Topping up a little more than on the notorious Anapurna circuit can eliminate hundreds of fellow trekkers from your views. We were struggling to get our cost estimates before the trip, hence we decided to write this article. We decided to do the trip on our own and budget along the way rather than going on a “package tour”. Result: It’s cheaper and more flexible!
When planning for Manaslu, take your time to explore and enjoy the magnificent nature during the side trips. Most people plan 16 days, rushing on the main trekking path. However, taking time and stepping aside can reveal some majestic peaks, meadows and lakes! Here is the overview of the day trips we’ve done.
Way to Ponkar lake brings new views of the mountains we’ve seen for the last several days. Manaslu, Nepal.
We’ve done over 230 kilometres around Manaslu, the eighth highest mountain in the world, in late September 2018. 18 days of trekking with tremendous views. Only us and nature. No showers. No electricity. No internet. We share how to successfully plan and complete this hidden-gem trek right next to the popular and overcrowded Annapurna circuit!
Pure happiness at the highest point of the trek – Larke Pass at 5106 meters above the sea level!