The Manaslu Region

The Manaslu Region Trek is a spectacular journey that takes trekkers into the heart of the majestic Manaslu Conservation Area in Nepal. This region, named after Mount Manaslu, the eighth highest mountain in the world, offers a unique blend of natural beauty, cultural immersion, and thrilling adventure.

Located in the western part of Nepal, the Manaslu region is a hidden gem that has gained popularity among trekkers in recent years. The trek begins with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola, where the trekking adventure commences. From there, trekkers traverse through picturesque villages, serene forests, cascading waterfalls, and breathtaking valleys, all while enjoying panoramic views of snow-capped peaks.

One of the main highlights of the Manaslu Region Trek is the opportunity to witness the towering peak of Mount Manaslu, which stands at an impressive height of 8,156 meters (26,759 feet). Trekkers are treated to magnificent views of this majestic mountain as they make their way through the pristine landscapes. The sight of the snow-covered summit against the clear blue sky is truly awe-inspiring and leaves a lasting impression.

The Manaslu Conservation Area, through which the trek passes, is a protected area that encompasses diverse ecosystems and a rich biodiversity. It is home to several endangered species, including the elusive snow leopard and the red panda. Trekkers have the chance to encounter a variety of flora and fauna, including rhododendron forests, bamboo groves, and alpine meadows teeming with wildflowers. The region is also known for its vibrant birdlife, making it a haven for birdwatching enthusiasts.

The Manaslu region is not only blessed with natural beauty but also boasts a rich cultural heritage. The trek takes trekkers through several traditional villages inhabited by ethnic communities such as the Gurungs and Tamangs. These communities have preserved their unique customs, traditions, and ancient way of life. Trekkers have the opportunity to interact with the friendly locals, visit monasteries, and experience the warm hospitality that characterizes the region.

The trekking trails in the Manaslu region offer a mix of challenging terrain, remote paths, and high mountain passes, making it suitable for experienced trekkers seeking an adventurous journey. Trekkers are rewarded with breathtaking vistas, including the mesmerizing views of the Himalayan range, including Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and Annapurna.

Accommodation along the trek is provided in teahouses, which offer basic yet comfortable amenities, including meals and a cozy place to rest. The evenings provide an opportunity to mingle with fellow trekkers, share stories, and indulge in the local cuisine, which adds to the overall cultural experience.

As with any trekking adventure, responsible tourism practices are highly encouraged in the Manaslu region. Trekkers are advised to follow the principles of Leave No Trace, respect local customs and traditions, and support local communities by purchasing local products and services. This ensures the sustainability of the region and helps in preserving its natural and cultural heritage for future generations.

In conclusion, the Manaslu Region Trek is a captivating journey that offers trekkers an unforgettable experience in the lap of the Himalayas. From the breathtaking mountain views to the cultural encounters and diverse landscapes, this trek provides a perfect blend of adventure and immersion in the natural and cultural wonders of Nepal’s Manaslu region.

Trek features :

  1. Best Himalaya stunning views
  2. Mixed Tibetian & Buddhist culture
  3. Rhododendron flowers forest, many types of orchids
  4. Non-tourist ,fragile land
  5. Non spoil culture & practices.

Grade : Hard / Difficult

Elevation: Max. 5106 Meters. (Larke Pass)

Accommodation : Tea House/ Tented camp

Food: Continental

Equipment List

The requirement of equipment is diffrent for each trek. these are common requirment of personnel things for most of our treks. Please feel free to ask for advice we will provide you the best suggestion.

Clothing and Equipment Check List

  1. Pair of T-shirts and half pants
  2. Fleece jacket and warm Trousers
  3. Raincoats & water proof pants
  4. Down jacket
  5. Thermal underwear
  6. Windproof jacket
  7. Fleece/wool warm hat
  8. Baseball hat or sun hat
  9. Snow & sun  glasses
  10. Fleece gloves
  11. Socks – 3/4 pairs
  12. Socks- woolen
  13. Trekking shoes
  14. Ligh sport shoes
  15. Small rucksack for daypack
  16. Waterbottle (metal )
  17. Kit Bag medium size
  18. Trekking poles (optional)
  19. Sleeping bag down ( -5-10 degree)
  20. Flash light & batteries

Personal things

  1. Small kit bag (valuable things can put inside , pocket knife )
  2. Sun Cream & lip care cream
  3. Moist towels for personal hygiene

Manaslu Region trek Itinerary

ay 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport (1350m.), pick up then transfer to the Hotel

Day 02: Full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley .

Trek started

Day 03: Drive Kathamandu to – Arughat bazaar 570m (8 Hrs/approx)

Day 04: Arughat – Lapubesi 885m (6 – 7 Hrs/approx)

Day 05: Lapubesi – Tatopani (hot spring) 990m (6 – 7 Hrs/approx)

Day 06: Tatopani – Salleri 1353m (6 – 7 Hrs/approx)

Day 07: Salleri – Deng 1875m (6 – 7 Hrs/approx)

Day 08: Deng – Namrung 2630m (6 – 7 Hrs/approx)

Day 09: Namrung – Samagaon 3530m (6 – 7 Hrs/approx)

Day 10: Samagaon day trip - climb to Manaslu base camp(4400 m.) nearby and come back samgaon.

Day 11: Samagaon – Samdo 3875m (4 Hrs/approx)

Day 12: Rest at Samdo for acclimatization

Day 13: Samdo – Dharamshala 4460m (3 ½ Hrs)

Day 14: Dharamshala – Bhimtang 3720m (8 – 9 Hrs/approx)

Day 15: Bhimtang – Gho 2560m (4/5 Hrs)

Day 16: Rest and visit Ponker lake

Day 17: Gho – Taal 1700m (5 Hrs/approx)

Day 18: Taal – Ghermu 1130 m (5 – 6 Hrs/approx)

Day 19: Ghermau to Beshishar.

Day 20: Drive to Pokhara by bus / car

Trekking finished

Day 21: Full day sightseeing tour in Pokhara, overnight at Hotel

Day 22: Drive to Kathmandu by tourist bus (6-7 hrs.)or flight (25min.), Overnight at Hotel

Day 23: Rest and shopping day, overnight at Hotel

Day 24: Fly out own destination or visit Lumbini, jungle safari

Manaslu Region trek cost Includes/Excludes

Manaslu Region trek cost Includes

  • Price Include :
  • Pick & Drop to Airport / Hotel in Kathmandu & required places
  • Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing with Tour guide.
  • Food (Breakfast , lunch & dinner with tea -coffee ) in Trekking guest houses .
  • Accommodation in trekking area guest houses twin sharing bases on the trek .
  • English speaking Government licenses holder trekking guide & Supporters
  • Staff food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine are included in trekking.
  • Primary First Aid Kits (For the first aid treatment purpose such as bandage , some medicine......)
  • Trekking permits for Conservation area & Restricted area & all the necessary official documents for trek.
  • Transport ; trek start to ending point by private car/van/ Bus.

Manaslu Region trek cost excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fee and necessary documets
  • Flight fare domestic and international .
  • Food in Kathmandu or other cities .
  • Airport Tax in Domestic & International Airpot & other taxes.
  • Personal insurance , equipment ,medical and travel insurance during the trek
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/Monument /donation and some personal expenses.
  • Helicopter rescue charge in case of Emergency .
  • Staff tips and other personal expenses
  • Expenses burden due to Natural disaster ; such as bad weather , land slide

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The Manaslu Region