Manaslu trek information

Manaslu trek information

Manaslu trek is off the beaten path trekking destination in Nepal  lies in the west-central region. If you are thinking about tackling the Manaslu trekking , should know Manaslu trek information before heading the relevant areas. Mt. Manaslu 8163 m is eight highest mountain in the world . Meaning of Manaslu is "mountain of the spirit" and is resulting from the Sanskrit word manasa, meaning "intellect" or "soul". Manaslu trekking offer beautiful mountain panorama of the Mt. Manaslu 8163 m, Mt . Dhaulgiri 8167m, Mt. Annapurna 8091 m and numerous trekking peaks of Annapurna  Manaslu region, Buddhist monasteries, explore the killer mountain base camp, The hidden Tsum valley and  crossing the Larkya La pass.

Trek to Manaslu region has different trekking routes among them  Manaslu base camp trek, Manaslu Larkya la pass trek, Manalu Tsum valley trek, Tsum valley trekking  and Manaslu circuit trek are major trekking destination in Manaslu.  Manaslu trekking is restricted trekking trails in Nepal and opened for tourist in 1991. Also comparing the popular trekking trails like Everest trekking, Annapurna trekking and Langtang trekking , Manaslu is the less trodden trekking routes in Nepal.  Minimum two person required to do the trekking in Manaslu and individual person are not allowed . Special Manaslu trek permit issue through government registered Nepal trekking companies under the rule and regulation of the Department of immigration Nepal.

Manaslu trekking tour begins from Sotikhola after 8 hours drive from Kathmandu. Suggested trekkers  to use private land cruiser or Scorpio for off road overland tour in Nepal.  Professional Nepal trekking guide necessary to reach the destination as all most Manaslu trekking difficulty level is moderate to challenging .  Might be risk if incase of snowfall while participate for  Manaslu tsum valley trekking, Manaslu base camp trekking and Manaslu Larkya La pass trekking. Trekking guide know in details  about relevant areas culture, Mountains , trek routes and  Himalayan high passes.  Autumn ( September to December ) & spring season ( March to May) are best month trekking in Manaslu region but doable around the year as per trekkers wish and holiday frame.

Manaslu trekking basic information

Highlight of trek to Manaslu region

* Manaslu trekking tour is restricted trekking trails in Nepal offer best mountains vistas of  3above 8000m mountains Mt. Manaslu 8163 m, Mt. Dhaulagiri 8167 m, and Mt. Annapurna I 8091 m.

* Manaslu circuit trek is less touristy trekking destinations in Nepal comparing the Everest base camp trek, Annapurna trekking and Lagtang trekking destination/
* Trek to Manaslu circuit , Manaslu tsum valley trek  doable without  Nepal domestic flight around the year.

* Explore the world 8th highest mountain base camp and hike through Manaslu conservation area project (MCAP)

 Manaslu trek itinerary

Manaslu trekking itineraries generated by  trekkers choice but  minimum two week holidays required to do the Manaslu circuit trek similarly Tsum valley Manaslu circuit trek required minimum  three week holidays . It is depend on trekkers holiday schedule. We do have 8 days express Manaslu Larkya La pass trek option too.

Manaslu trek permit

Four different Nepal trekking permit apply for Manaslu region trekking – special Manaslu trek permit, Manaslu conservation area project (MCAP) , Annapurna conservation area project permit (ACAP permit) and Trekkers information management system (TIMS permit) . Manaslu special trek permit issue through local Nepal trekking agency under the rule and regulation of the Department of immigration Nepal.  You need to have three color passport size photo essential for tis trip. Special Manaslu trekking permit cost USD 70 dollars  per person for first one week then each extended day

Manaslu trek difficulty level

Manaslu treks categorized moderate challenging and good physical fitness is essential to do this trek but no prior trekking experience required.  Trek gradually start from 930 m  up to Larkya La pass 5106 m thus good physical fitness is important to reach the destination.

Accommodations and meals during the Manaslu trek package

Basic accommodation are available entire the trekking tour. Trekkers will have normal tea house / lodge during their journeys in Manaslu region. Almost lodge has common and private / attached toilet but do to the limit lodges, sometime trekkers should stay in common and  dormitories room.   

Trekkers will get Nepalese, Indian, Chinese,  Tibetan ,European and American meals entire the trip choose able from local menu.

Best time trekking in Manaslu region

September, October, November , December , March, April & May are best month trek to Manaslu but doable around the year as  per trekkers wish and holiday schedule. Normally January and February month slightly difficulties for Manaslu circuit trek as it has high passes of 5106 m. Sometime fully covered by snow and unable to make cross but for Manaslu Tsum valley trek and Manaslu base camp trek easily doable winter season too.

 Manaslu trek packing list

* Rucksack or duffle bag (will be carried by porter if hired)

* Day bag (30L)

* Backpack (40L-70L

* Light and quick-drying T-shirt and trekking pants (day wear)

* Warm Clothes (Base, Mid and Insulating layers for Head, Hands, Upper Body, Lower Body, required for higher altitude)

* Down Jacket (can be worn during the evening and night at higher altitude)

* Strong hiking boots and flipflop

* Headlamp (useful during a power outage)

* Toiletries and personal hygiene products

* Sunglasses and Sun Hat/Cap

* Medication and first aid

* Smartphone, personal gadgets

*  Sturdy Trekking pole/ stick

Plan your trip with professional  Local Nepal trekking companies

Manaslu region trekking is controlled trek destination in Nepal and trekkers can’t trek without Nepal companies so suggested all trekkers choose the professional Nepal trekking agency tor reach the destination without any difficulties. If you search Nepal trekking agencies near me thousands of company home play display at once among them some of the individual trekking guide , freelancer guide and illegal Nepal trekking operators so choose the government registered Nepal travel companies , might be wise choose thelonely planet recommended Nepal trekking company for secured and remarkable trip..

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