Manaslu Region trekking
Manaslu is a famous and popular trekking region in Nepal. Not affected by the road, this is a great destination for those trekkers who are keen to explore the beauty of untouched nature and culture. The region has all the elements of other treks in Nepal including both Hindu and Buddhist culture, protected wildlife, rhododendrons and wild flowers, raging rivers, precarious bridges and stunning mountain scenery.
Now, the trek is much easier than it used to be with greatly improved trails along the Budhi Gandaki river gorge. In terms of difficulty, it is comparable with the Everest base camp trek or around Annapurna trek. The region's main attraction is undoubtedly the spectacular unhindered views of Mt. Manaslu. It has the 8th highest mountain in the world at 8,163m meters above the sea level. Its name, Manaslu means "Mountain of the spirit". It was first climbed on May 9, 1956 by Toshio Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu, member of a Japanese expedition.
The Manalsu region offers a variety of trekking options. The manaslu circuit trek now usually begins in Arughat bazzar and ends two to three weeks later in Besisahar, the starting point of the Around Annapurna trekking (also known as Annapurna Circuit trek). Until recently the trek in this region required camping, but building of tea-houses mains the trek can be completed using local accommodation. The trek requires a special permit which must be issued by a trekking company like us.