Manaslu Trekking

Manaslu trekking

Manaslu trekking is located under the restricted area trek in Nepal. Mount Manaslu 8,163 meters is the eighth highest mountain in the world and is rewarded with a stunning panorama and the finest aspects of spectacular massifs.

Mt. Manaslu region trekking is located under the restricted area of the beaten path trekking trail Nepal. Apart from Manaslu, Tourist can explore the stunning panorama of other mountains including, Annapurna, Himlung Himal (7,125m), Annapurna massif, and Ganesh Himal Peaks.

Visiting mount Manaslu is standing isolated and yet in the very center of the Nepalese Himalayas which part completely belongs to Nepal. Manaslu Trekking tour includes strong influences from Tibet mixing with typical and diverse Nepalese culture and ethnicity. Well, the contrasting ascent and descent gradients and the spacing of higher elevation lodges represent the area as the best trekking destination in the Nepal Himalayas. However use us to design your ultimate experience, and get hand-crafted trek tour trips built by local experts guides.

How to get Manaslu Trekking permits in Nepal? and how much does the permit cost?

Manaslu view trek

Either Manaslu controlled region permit or Manaslu restricted area permit: US$ 100 per week + US$10 per day extra for each trekker. The first check is at Jagat and the last check is at Dharapani. You’ll probably need more than 7 days to get from place to place. Likewise, you need also a Manaslu conservation area project (MCAP) permit that cost 3,000 (about 25 Euro or US$28). And also Annapurna conservation area project (ACAP) permit 3,000 (about 25 Euro or US$28) and those permit cost includes 13% as a VAT as well.

To explore Manaslu region trekking you should go through a registered company like Gokyo Treks and Expedition Pvt Ltd. We at Gokyo Trek Agency, are happy to arrange all kinds of permits and other travel arrangements in cheaply, so let us know your details. To obtain the permits, we need at least 20% advance deposits with a copy of passport and copy of visa as well as passport-size photographs. Remember, if you are going to Manaslu for any trekking tours then hiring at least one guide (support team member) is compulsory as it is a rule of the government in terms of tourist safety.

Manaslu Trek Package

Manaslu Trek Package is the most demanding for Nepal visitors. Nepal is a country of hills-valleys, so there are many mountains above 8,000 meters. Manaslu 26,752 ft above the sea is one of the eight-thousander mountains. It is most popular for all-age trekkers for all seasons.

Hiking Manaslu is a cheap hike in Nepal, It is the number-first most popular wilderness Trek and the most demanding trek route in the world. Larke La pass is located at  17,105 feet and is the widest pass in the Himalayas. You can explore the Around Manaslu Trek with an experienced trekking Guide  hiring from Gokyo Treks and Expedition agency. Gorkha the foothill of Buddha Himal, is a gateway to discovering this route and ends at Besi Sahar of Lamjung District.

larke pass trek

Furthermore, you can hike combining with Birendra lake of the Manaslu region of Nepal about 3 square kilometers is an amazing place to touch the Manaslu central. Besides that, the number of domestic and international tourists increasing to explore Birendra lake in the last couple of years.

Nubry valley of the Manaslu region is located in the central north but western part of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. Nepal is a small country but it has a diversity of mystical landscapes including flat land to the high Himalayas. It is the country of Lord Buddha and Mt Everest is 8,848 meters above sea level. Besides that, there are some other trek routes such as Manaslu Tsum valley Trek, Manaslu Trek, Tsum valley Trek, village trek, lower Manaslu trek, Annapurna Trek, Rupina la Manaslu Trek….etc are most demanding in terms of visitors.

The best time to visit Larke la pass trek is either in Spring (March to May) or Autumn (October to December) in this time weather is very clear. So you can see the pristine Himalayas and beautiful landscapes. 

Manaslu trekking seasonal fact during the whole year

December / January / February

Colder time but generally clear skies. But very beautiful time to discover the Manaslu region trekking. Fewer trekkers along the trek routes, nice views of the Himalayas, winter season, cold at night, fresh and beautiful. Winter storms sometimes in high passes through January and February, but changing weather patterns.

March / April / May

Excellent weather. Best time to explore, not too cold high up, not too warm down below
Wonderful weather to trek, blooming colorful Rhododendron (Rhododendrons is the national flower of Nepal) and there are more than 30 species of rhododendron in Nepal) flowers on hiking routes, the skies are blue and clear, and all views of Himalayan peaks can be seen clearly.

Manaslu hiking June / July / August

Monsoon season in Nepal, so travel in the Monsoon months is not good enough for hiking. There are a lot of grassy landscapes and there might be leeches in a lower elevation. So, it is not a good idea to trek to Moon soon time. But if you are visiting the city, and world heritage sites then it’s also a great time.

September / October / November

Monsoon is over around early of September, but some drops of rain are still possible, lot of new flowers along the trek, beautiful waterfalls, and nice landscapes make your trip wonderful.

Top 8 reasons to choose Manaslu trek in Nepal

There are many reasons to choose the Manaslu trek but the top 8 reasons are given here for your reference.

1) Excellent Mountain Views

On your journey to discover the Manaslu trek route, you can enjoy the top mountain view of the Manaslu (8,156m/26,753 feet) family. Furthermore, you can get the best view of Mt. Buddha, Mt. Shringi, Mt. Churen, Mt. Ganesh, Mt. Himlung, and Annapurna. Reaching crazy Manaslu means the top destination listed under the 05 famous trek routes in Nepal.

2) Less traffic, fewer trekkers

Manaslu is less popular comparing other routes because of publicity. There are fewer visitors every year. If you are a special guest and want to hike in fewer tourist areas then it is the best. The best time to hike there is either on October-November or March-May.

3) Less expensive

There are very few visitors every year. So, the teahouses are offering the basic needs and requirements of tourists. You might not have several varieties of dishes because of fuel. Due to the complex geographical structure, it is difficult to transport foods and vegetables in these high-altitude areas. Compared to other trek routes, foods are less expensive.

samagaun 4) Best hike to Samdo ridge or Boarder to Tibet

Hike to crazy Samdo hill is easier comparing samdo peak climbing. You can also hike to the Tibetan border. Both of these hill station hiking offers an outstanding view of the Manaslu massive including Manaslu central, Manaslu North, Samdo peak, Shringi Mountain…etc. Furthermore, you can walk a day tour to Manaslu glacier, basecamp, glacial Birendra lake, and beautiful rivers.

5) Colorful Rhododendron Trees

Hike to Manaslu route in spring is better than in the autumn season. Trek into the spring, the Rhododendron forest turns into a colorful forest. So, April to late May is the best time to visit. The red rhododendron is the national flower of Nepal. Enjoy the view of red rhododendron in contrast to snow-covered mountains in the background.

6) Possible to make side trips

There are chances to explore villages outside of the main trek route. Pungent Gomba, Birendra Lake, Manaslu base camp, etc. are some of the other trips you might love to make. Between Shyala and Samagaon, you can side trip to Pungeen Gompa. In clear weather, you can enjoy the great view of Manaslu.

7) Rich in culture

Besides that, you can walk passing several Mani Walls, Prayer Wheels, monasteries, Chortens, etc. Locals are influenced by Tibetan culture to a great extent. As you visit the Tsum Valley, you might see the pure and original culture. The valley has its own culture, and language, still maintaining the practices of ancient Buddhism. You can trek to the spiritual touch.

8) Taste Local product

Enjoy the taste of mouth-watering delicious local food prepared by the Gurung community while you receive warm hospitality at local lodges.

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