MANASLU TREKKING: Manaslu Trekking is an undiscovered destination for trekking till 1991. Located at an altitude of 8163m, trekking to Mt. Manaslu is considered to be one of the strenuous trekking. Manaslu meaning the “Spirit Mountain”, is undoubtedly a beautiful and attractive highlight of the Trekking in Manaslu region. The trail to the Manaslu circuit is very delightful and rewarding with the eye-catching sceneries of the surroundings and the breath-taking views of the Annapurna Massifs and the Dhaulagiri range. Since it was opened for foreigners in 1991 only and requires the special permit; the Manaslu region is very pure. The lush vegetation, the rhododendron and pine forests, the unique wildlife including Himalayan marmots, barking deer, pika, Himalayan Thar; the endangered species like raven, chough, pheasant, etc. are the attractions of the Trekking in Manaslu region. The authentic ancient monasteries following Buddhism give the pious environment to the trekkers. It raises the spirituality of the trekkers.
Located on the western side of Nepal, Manaslu is bordered by the Budhi Gandaki river and Marshyangdi river to the west. The Gorkha and the Manakamana temple are the two cultural spots in this Manaslu Trekking region. The trekking to the Manaslu region usually starts from the Arughat passing through the Larkya pass that is situated at the height of 5420m. This trail gives the opportunity to explore the Tibetan villages and feel the traditional Tibetan culture. The teahouses on the way offer the accommodation with the basic amenities. The accommodation can be in the form of camping style or in the teahouse style depending upon the desire and the number of members of the trekking group. Many lodges and teahouses are still under reconstruction after the massive earthquake of 2015 but they still try to provide the utmost services available. There are varieties of options for food items here like pizza, Chowmein, Thukpa, etc.
Manaslu trekking region is also famous for the Manaslu Conservation Area. The striking landscapes with the magnificent Himalayas fascinate the trekkers to visit again to the Manaslu region. The best duration for Manaslu Trekking is usually between September to May for the best view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan ranges. The trekkers need quite strong physical endurance and reasonable health for this Manaslu Trekking as the challenging Larkya La pass also lies here. The trekkers usually have to walk for about 6 to 8 hours every day. Step on Himalaya is always ready to organize the trips with all the safety precautions and a well-trained English speak trekking guide. So, keep the aim of conquering the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan ranges with the Step on Himalaya. Hence, come’ on trekkers, Grab the golden opportunity with Step on Himalaya to unveil the pristine nature of the Manaslu region.