Manaslu, the 8th highest mountain peak in the world stands tall at the height of 8163 meters above sea level. Mount Manaslu is in the Lamjung district in Manaslu Conservation Area (MCA), the Manaslu Trekking Region. The Manaslu Region is pretty much newly famous, so it is pristine. You can circle Manaslu Peak during the trek.

The Manaslu region has awe-aspiring natural beauty filled with forests, rivers, fauna, and flora. You can see many Nepalese and Tibetan ethnic groups with cultural differences. The wildlife found in this region includes Mountain Goat, Blue Sheep, Himalayan Marmots, Red Panda, Grey Wolf, Asian Black Bear, Lynx, and Snow Leopards. You can see the snow leopards if you are lucky. To count flora and fauna found in the region, there are:

  • 33 species of mammals
  • 110 species of birds
  • 3 species of reptiles and
  • 1500-2000 species of flowering plants

There is not only wildlife but also stunning views of peaks like Manaslu, Cheo Himal, Nemjung, Gyaji Kang, Kang Guru, Himlung Himal, and Annapurna II. Trekking is the best way to enjoy the natural charm. The Manaslu circuit trek is the best and most popular trekking activity. The best time for the excursion to Manaslu is September to November and March to May. The Manaslu Circuit Trek is feasible throughout the year, but the best season can be spring and autumn.

The Manaslu Trekking Region ranges between moderate and high difficulty levels due to its off-beaten paths to remote areas of the Himalayas. The trek usually starts from Aarughat of Gorkha to Soti Khola and goes out of the way and into isolated areas. We need permits to participate in the expeditions and enter the conservation areas. The credentials required for the Manaslu circuit Trek are Manaslu restricted Permits and Manaslu Conservation Area Permit (MCAP). During the trek, you will also enter the Annapurna Region, so the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) is also required. To enter the Tsum Valley during trekking in the Manaslu region, you must get Tsum Valley Restricted Permit. Along with all these permits, a TIMS permit is essential for all trekkers in Nepal.

Manaslu Trekking Package(s)