The Manaslu region lies in the central part of Nepal. The region is named derived from the eight highest mountains of the world Mt. Manaslu (8163m/26781 ft.). The word Manaslu is a Sanskrit word which means the mountain of the spirit.
In 1992, the Manaslu Region opened for tourism activities. However, this section is getting fewer tourists than Everest, Annapurna, and Langtang. It is less demanded though it’s very rich in natural beauty.
This zone lies in the Gorkha district. Lower parts of Manaslu are non-remote but the upper parts of Manaslu are very remote. You can experience wild trekking by choosing the Manaslu section in Nepal.
The upper parts of the Manaslu Region is connected with Tibet. So the government of Nepal makes this area protected. One who wants to enter upper parts of Manaslu Must have a restricted area permit. These types of permits are expensive. That’s why limited tourists are entering this zone.
The Nepal government declared Manaslu as Manaslu Conservation Area in December 1998 in order to conserve natural resources, Culture heritage, and wildlife. It is expanded at 1,663 square kilometers (642 sq mi).
What are the treks that we can do in Manaslu Region Nepal?
For the teahouses trek, the following are the main treks.
- Manaslu Circuit Trek
- Tsum Valley Trek
- Lower Manaslu Trek
- Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek
What we can see in the Manaslu region trekking in Nepal?
You’ll get cultural diversity, an awe-inspiring landscape, Tibetan influenced culture, and lifestyle of Himali People in the Lap of stunning Mt. Manaslu by doing trekking and Hiking in the Manaslu region. Following Budhi Gandaki river, this area trek goes through the narrow gorge between the Manaslu and Ganesh Himal range.
On this section journey, We’ll see breathtaking views of Ngadi Chuli, Himal Chuli, and Boudha Himal, Mt Manaslu, Paldor Peak, Annapurna range and many more giant mountains.
In terms of wildlife, this region is the home of snow Leopard, Himalayan Tahr Pandas, Himalayan mouse-hare, Grey wolf, Horseshoe Bat, Asian Black Bear, Black-Lipped Pika, Lynx and many more.
In 2015, the Manaslu area was highly damaged because of the earthquake. But in the current situation, Hotels and local houses are rebuilt. We can do a Tea-house trek at most of the trekking trails at Manaslu.
In terms of wildlife, it is the home of snow Leopard, Himalayan Tahr Pandas, Himalayan mouse-hare, Grey wolf, Horseshoe Bat, Asian Black Bear, Black-Lipped Pika, Lynx and many more.
Though this area was highly damaged by the earthquake in 2015, it’s rebuilt now. We can do a Tea-house trek at most of the trekking trails at Manaslu.