Manaslu base camp trek is an enthralling route, in which we visit the three peaks of Manaslu, known as "Japanese Peak". The Manaslu base camp trek is a Challenging trek in Manaslu Region. The eighth-highest peak in the world, Manaslu, towers 8,163 meters above sea level.
It is situated in the western central part of Nepal in Mansiri Himal. Manaslu is a Sanskrit name given to the mountain which means “Mountain of the Spirit”.
Most Japanese prefer to climb this mountain just because Toshio Imanishi of Japan with the assistance of Gyalzen Norbu (Nepali) climbed the mountain for the first time in 1956. This is why the Japanese consider Manaslu as their mountain just like the British considers Everest as theirs.
Manaslu base camp trekking is another popular trekking recognized in the Manaslu region. It is an "untouched" natural paradise rural valley trail in Nepal and is located on the border between Nepal and Tibet.
Manaslu base camp trek route was officially opened as an adventure walking trip for tourists in 1992 and very less amount of tourists visited Manaslu base camp trek because it is one of the restricted trekking routes in the Manaslu Region, and requires special trekking permits.
Manaslu Base Camp treks offer rich culture, tradition, adventure, scenic beauty, and rural civilization that represents the ancient Tibetan lifestyle. Due to the newly opened route, this trek surrounding the entire Manaslu ridge offers a chance to expansively explore the full range of Nepal’s natural and cultural diversity. Mount Manaslu is one of the impending geographical appeals dominating the historical kingdom of Gorkha.
On the trekking way to the Manaslu Base Camp, there is the resident of local people very innocent, and still, many locals are mostly of Tibetan origin & speak their own vernacular. During the journey, our licensed trekking guide will be there to brief you in detail about that area and you also can explore real Nepalese life and visit many Buddhist "MONKS inhabitant" holy monasteries combined with the great views of the Tibetan highland against stark white Himalayas all prove it as a truly mystical place.
During the Manaslu Base Camp trek furthermore, you can visit the very old monastery "Sama Gompa" at Sane Gaou along with the close view of Mt. Manaslu even reaching up to Manaslu base camp is another prime wonderful prospect of this trek.
Manaslu is located in the Gorkha district, some 64 kilometers east of Annapurna. Nepal Government gave a trekking permit for the Manaslu region in 1991. The trekking trail follows the same ancient route of the Budi Gandaki River which people used to walk for salt trading then.
More than 10 peaks of over 6,500 meters and a few of over 7,000 meters are visible en route. The trek route paves the way to many scattered villages of the region where resides different ethnic groups are in social harmony. Landslides and landfalls and encounters with yaks while passing the trail makes the Manaslu trekking more memorable.
Landscape and distance during the Manaslu Base Camp Trek
Manaslu Base Camp trek provides a wide variety of terrains. The landscapes are difficult and strangely shaped. You will be walking 15 to 20 km each day. Walking harrowing steep trains along the trek will test your staying power as well as patience.
The beginning of the trek is difficult as the trail leads to Budhi Gandaki gorge. You will walk a lot of uphill and downhill in your trek. The crossing of Larkya La Pass (5,213 meters) is challenging. It will test your strength and capabilities. You need to be mentally prepared for the difficulties ahead.
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