Manaslu Area Trek is a restricted region trek that lies in the historical Gurkha district. The name Manaslu means “mountain of the spirit” and is derived from the Sanskrit word Manasa. Manasa mins “intellect” or “soul”. The meaning of Manasalu is the fulfillment of the desire of the heart.
The Nepalese Government only permitted trekking of this circuit in 1991. The trekking trail follows an ancient salt-trading route along the Budhi Gandaki River. En-route, 10 peaks over 6,500 metres (21,300 ft) are visible, including a few over 7,000 metres (23,000 ft). The highest point of the trek route is the Larkya La at an elevation of 5,106 m
This trek is a pristine trekking circuit around Mt. Manaslu, the world’s eighth highest peak. Trek along the less traveled trails through rural Nepal with epic views with all their glory. Manasalu region offers a very different experience from treks in the Everest and Annapurna regions which receive the largest number of trekkers.
Manaslu Area Trek is an opportunity to enjoy a quiet time trekking in pure paradise away. The trek on an ancient trail along which you enjoy authentic Nepali culture and hospitality. Manasalu Area Trek is parallel to time travel. Where the trail has tea houses along the way for a night stop.
Manasalu Area Trek makes for a great photo opportunity. All you need is a decent camera. We can observe the culture and history of its neighboring territory, Tibet. Buddhism is a major religion here as showcased by the Buddhist monasteries, the architecture, and traditions all the way. Tourists must acquire a Trekking Permit from the Department of Immigration.
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Overview of Manasalu Trek
Manaslu trek is one of the toughest and most rewarding trekking trails under the shadow of Mt. Manaslu (8156m), the eighth highest mountain in the world. Trekking in Manaslu will involve crossing several high Himalayan passes including Larkya La pass (5213m). Along the trek, you will have crystal clear views of Manaslu Himal, Baudha Himal, Ganesh Himal ranges among others.
We will trek through Manaslu Conservation Area, which has been established in the valley to preserve its precious biodiversity and promote sustainable tourism. The area’s alpine landscape and unique ecosystem support varied wildlife including snow leopard, grey wolf, musk deer, blue sheep, and the Himalayan Thar. The region is also a storehouse of precious herbs and medicinal plants that have been used by Himalayan people for centuries.
The Manaslu Circuit trek is 180km in length, roughly 110 miles. Treks are beginning in the busy market town of Soti Khola, going up and back along a different path. This is a trek for someone who wants something different in Nepal but still offers the most striking and jaw-dropping scenery.
Many people associate the Manaslu Circuit trek to the Annapurna before it got busy. It is in a region which was closed to outsiders until the early ’90s and tourism are still restricted. It is not quite as high as the Annapurna circuit and really is a stunning and less trodden path. You will meet people along the way, and also yaks. There is only one rule of the road when meeting an oncoming yak.
The path is well used and the ascent is not overly difficult. The top of Larkya La provides astounding panoramic views of Manaslu. As well as observing the view of Cheo Himal, Himal Chuli, and Himlung Himal. The terrain is never dangerous or precipitous, it is still just a walk, but requiring the usual care. There is no climbing or special equipment required on the Manaslu Circuit trek.
Trip Highlight of Manasalu trek
- Trek along the Budhi Ganadaki River gorge with biodiversity and nature.
- Views of highest peaks in the world like Mt. Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, Mt. Annapurna II, Mt. Himchuli, Mt. Ganesh etc.
- Larkya La pass (5106m/16901ft) crossing, one of the highest passes in the world
- Possibility of spotting a wild endangered species like Snow Leopard
- The trek is wild and remote, yet there are tea-houses at everyday stage, so trekkers don’t need to bring tents and food, making it more accessible and affordable than similar treks.
- Tsum Valley is a part of Manaslu Circuit Trek according to the interest of the guest to experience an exotic valley in Manaslu region,