Manaslu trekking is a journey of Larkya La Pass (5106 m) to glimpse the eight world’s highest peak Manaslu (8163 m). The hiking moves along the Tibetan settlement and the rugged Budi Gandaki River valley northwest Himalayan Region of Nepal within Gorkha and Manang district. The trip starts at Arughat (570 m) and ends at Besishahar (820 m). It is interesting to explore Buddhist culture, superb views of snow-clad mountains.
Manaslu Conservation Area is a restricted area was established in 1982, which covered 1663 sq. km. land. Wildlife is available from sub-tropical to arctic zone, including 33 species of mammal such as snow leopard, blue sheep, musk deer, tahr, 110 species of birds, 11 species of butterflies, 3 species of reptiles, 2000 species of plants in the 11 types of forest.
Manaslu trekking offers to visit alpine villages, including Sama, Lho, Prok, Bihi, Chumchet, Chhekampar, and Sirdibas. Approximate 9200 people live in with an occupation of farming, pastoralism, tourism, and the seasonal migration of labor and trade to Tibet. The horse and yak are mountain transport. There are mysterious monastery and nunnery with the monk, nun, painting, Mani wall, prayer wheel, and prayer flag. Polyandry marriage system is still practiced in a few families.
Hiking in the restricted area required minimum two people in a group with the TIMS card, ACAP permit, and Manaslu Conservation permit. October to November and April to May is the best season for both tea house and camping trip. The visitor can meet waterfall, hot spring, and diverse landscape. Manaslu round trek and Tsum Valley trek are popular in this region.