Manaslu trekking is a journey of the non-touristy area to glimpse the eight world’s highest Mt. Manaslu (8163 m), with the Larkya La Pass (5106 m). A tourist can visit the Tibetan settlement along the rugged Budi Gandaki River valley with a serene landscape northwestern Himalaya Region of Nepal in the Gorkha and Manang district. The region is managed by the Manaslu Conservation Area that was established in 1982, it covered an area of 1663 sq. km. The walking trip starts at Arughat (570 m) after 8 hours bus trip from Kathmandu and ends at Besishahar (820 m).
Manaslu trekking is interesting to explore Buddhist culture, superb views of snow-clad Mountain in a remote area. 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 an alpine village, 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 both for labor and trade to the Tibet. The horse and yak are mountain transport. They use a nak, goat and sheep for meat, milk, and cheese. There are a mysterious monastery, and nunnery with a painting, Mani wall, prayer wheel, prayer flag, monk, and the nun. The visitor will enjoy the waterfall, hot spring, and diverse landscape. Polyandry marriage system is still practiced in a few families.
Hiking in the restricted area required at least two people in a group with the TIMS card, ACAP permit, and the Manaslu conservation permit. October to November and April to May is the best season to hike there. Both tea house and camping trip are available there. Manaslu round trip and Tsum Valley trip are available in this region. Contact in Yeti Trail Adventure for an experience, cost and package of the journey. Further information is in below.