Trips Category: Trekking in Manaslu Region

InspireU May 19, 2019 0

Manaslu Trek

MANASLU TREK

TREK HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The most breathtaking trekking, fairly untouched by tourists.
  • We surround Manaslu peak, the eighth highest mountain in the world (8163m).
  • Variety of landscapes, flora and fauna. Rododendro and blue pine forests, and high snow-capped mountains panorama: Himalchuli (7893m), Ngadi Chuli (7871m), Shringi (7187m), Langpo (6668m), Saula (6235m).
  • Recently open to tourism and less exploited. This region has a strong rooted fascinating Tibetan culture and tradition in the north part.
  • Ideal trek for the high mountain lovers and culture lovers.

ABOUT MANASLU TREK

This is one of the most breathtaking trekkings in Nepal. Manaslu Conservation Area, one of the most untouched regions of Nepal, was officially declared in 1998 with the purpose to preserve the natural resources, culture, legacy, animal life, and promote eco-tourism to develop the local life.

Manaslu is known as the “Mountain of the Spirit”. It is a serrated huge wall of snow and ice hanging in the sky. Situated in the centre-west part of Nepal, in the Gorkha District.

Manaslu Trek passes through Nupri Valley, where we find a very strong Hindu and Tibetan culture and tradition. As we ascend, the valley opens up to spectacular alpine meadows and beautiful Tibetan villages.

Manaslu Trek is one of the greatest treks that we can find in the trekking panorama in Nepal. It is a privileged region fairly untouched with a very dramatic and powerful scenery.

We enter in the Tamang etnic group region. They are known as the original horse traders of Nepal. The region is full of Tibetan Buddhist art and tradition. We find numerous Buddhist monasteries, stupas and manis (Buddhist mantras carved on stone), along the path.

This itinerary offers approximately 177Km of circuit style of trekking path surrounding Manaslu mountain. The highest point we reach is Larkya La Pass (5160m), and finishes in Annapurna Conservation Area.

This region is home to numerous animals like the snow lepard, red panda, linx, Asian black bear, grey wolf, Himalayan musk deer, blue sheep, Himalayan tahr, horseshoe bat, and aroun 110 bird species including golden eagle, koklass pheasants, and Tibetan snow cocks. Vegetation varies according  to the region where we are at; Rododendron and Himalayan blue pine forests.

 

“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity…”
John Muir (“John of the Mountains”. naturalist and preservationist. 1838 – 1914)

What’s included:

  • Nepali Licenced Guide English fluent (from 4 persons an assistant guide will be added, from 10 persons 2 assistant guides will be added).
  • Porter (1 porter every 2 persons. Each porter will carry maximum 15Kg).
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System): this is the trekking permit.
  • Fees for both Manaslu and Annapurna Conservation Areas.
  • Special permit for the restricted area.
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to start of the trek and back to Kathmandu at the end of the trek.
  • International airport pick up and drop off.
  • High comfort Hotels before and after the trek with Breakfast included (4 nights in total).
  • A welcome dinner on the arrival day.
  • Accommodation during the trek in lodges/tea house.
  • Food during the trek (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
  • Cup of tea or coffee in every meal during the trek. 
  • Souvenir
  • Medical kit.
  • Staff insurance.
  • Taxes.
  • Personalized attention during the previous months in preparation to the trek via email and other contact means.

What’s not included

  • International flights.
  • Visa. Check our page About Nepal for Visa information.
  • Insurance with mountain rescue and repatriation compulsory. In case of doubt, do not hesitate to ask us when booking your trip and we will be happy to help you find the best option for you.
  • Meals before and after the trekking adventure (except breakfasts and 1 welcome dinner included)
  • Alcohol, soft drinks and snacks
  • Bottled water (*Click here to know more about our environment compromise).
  • Necessary trek equipment and personal material. See our list of things to bring to a trek to have an idea of what you need.
  • Personal medicines
  • Hot shower during the trek (often available in lodges under cost)
  • Electronic devices battery recharge (often available in lodges under cost). It is advisable to carry a portable charger if you have electronic devices to be charged during the trek.

Best time to trek: spring and autumn (April, May until mid-June / October, November until mid-December). Check our page “When to visit Nepal and When to Trek”.

MANASLU TREK MAP

MANASLU TREK COST