Manaslu Region Trekking is the most remote and unique expedition experience in the Himalayas which lies 64 km east of Annapurna. This trekking is most popular among Japanese people as it was first climbed by Japanese expeditor named Toshio Imanishi with the help of Nepali climber Gyalzen Norbu in 1956. But the hiking was officially opened from 1991. It is also known as ‘Japanese Mountain’. And most of the information about the region was provided in the Japanese language. It is because Japanese people prefer to journey to the Manaslu region at least once in their lifetime.
Manaslu is the eighth highest mountain in the world with an altitude of 8,163m (26,781ft) above sea level. The word Manaslu was derived from a Sanskrit word ‘Manasa’ which means ‘intellect’ or ‘soul’. This mountain of spirit is one of the major attractions in the Himalayan country, Nepal. More than 10 peaks of over 6,500 meters and few of over 7,000 meters are visible en route. This mountain region is the home to many plants (like pine, oak, and rhododendron), wildlife (like barking deer, pika, and Himalayan marmots), and birds (like pheasant, raven, and chough). These characters add more zest to your trek.
Manaslu area is covered by Budhi Gandaki River and Marshyangdi River. Manaslu lies in Gorkha district, which highlights the most celebrated temple, Manakamana temple, and the ancient reigning Shah dynasty. The trekking to Manaslu region starts from the height of around 1000m and reaches to 8,163m if the summit is climbed. Otherwise, the normal height covered is 5,235m (17,175ft). It encircles a large range of tropical alpine forests, lustrous green hills, and floral diversity of Nepal. Several villages are the residence to people of Tibetan origin along with other groups like Gurung and Tamang.
The best time to visit the Manaslu region are the months of September, October, November, December, January, February, March, April, and May. Different tea houses and lodges can be seen in the region with full food and accommodation facilities. To perform trekking in this region, different permits are needed and government conditions are to be fulfilled. Walking in the Manaslu region along with the vista of landslides, landfalls, and the passing of yaks amidst the trail makes your experience more memorial and interesting.
Manaslu region offers wide ranges of trekking options. Some are Manaslu Region are Manaslu Base Camp Trekking (17 days), Manaslu Full Circuit Trek (35 days), Manaslu Circuit Trek (18 days), Manaslu Panorama Trek (18 Days), Rupinala Tsum Valley Trek (22 days), Rupinala Larke Pass trek (20 days), Manaslu Tibet View Trek (19 days), Manaslu Rupinala Trek (19 days), Tsum Valley Trek (18 days). All these treks provide you great opportunity to encounter and get in closer to the virgin mountain, Manaslu and its surrounding regions.
Below mentioned are some popular trekking routes offered by Nepal Trek Adventure and Expedition in the Manaslu Region with day to day itineraries, cost includes and excludes, and much more necessary information.