Manaslu Trek

Manaslu Trek Nepal, Experience the authentic cultural and natural heritage!

Manaslu area was sealed and just opened in the early 90s to foreign visitors and it has been a controlled area to protect its fragile natural resources and cultural heritage and to promote ecotourism to improve the livelihood of the local people in the Manaslu Conservation Area. Manaslu region is isolated and has long been undamaged by modernity. Trekking tours in this isolated area have been extremely popular for the last few years. Those trekking enthusiastic searching for ‘Wilderness and authentic Culture’ experiences have started to bypass the ‘Annapurna’ and hike the Manaslu route instead. The ACAP (Manaslu Conservation Area Project) is a protected area in Nepal, established in 1998 covering 1663 km2 (642 sq mi) in the Mansiri Himalayan range of the Himalayas in the Gorkha District. It is a classic setting to experience spotless Himalayan nature and culture. The conservation area starts at 600m and is covered by the eighth-highest peak in the world Mount. Manaslu at 8,613 m.

The region offers a variety of trekking options. The popular Manaslu Trekking Route of 177 kilometers (110 mi), skirts the Manaslu massif over the Larke Pass (down to Annapurna. The trekking trail follows an ancient salt-trading route along the Budhi Gandaki River. En route, 10 peaks over 6,500 meters (21,300 ft) are visible, including a few over 7,000 meters (23,000 ft). The highest point reached along the trek route is the Larke Pass at an elevation of 5100 meters (17,175 ft). As of May 2008, the mountain has been climbed 297 times with 53 fatalities. The main highlights of the region are; striking landscapes, the incredible view of the Himalayan panorama, mighty mountains like Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh Himal Range, Sringi Himala, Naike Peak, Larky Peak, Cheo Himal, Ratna Chuli, Kangaroo Himal, ocean of Rhododendron, blue pine, and bamboo forests crowded with verities of wildlife, beautiful cascading of waterfalls, Sama Gaun in the lap of Mount Manaslu, ancient Buddhist Monasteries, countless Mani Walls (stone tablets engraved with mantras), chorten or stupas and Kanis along the path ( round religious structures in Tibetan Buddhism often housing relics and surrounded by prayer mills.) attracts you with hiking and exploring enthusiasm. These religious places should always be walked to the left or clockwise to show respect for the sacredness of these ancient structures and the people who tend them. Similarly, if you feel moved to spin prayer wheels or enter a temple also move the wheels or your body in a clockwise direction. Before entering a temple take off your shoes and leave it at the door side as a mark of respect.

Trek through Larke Pass is a dramatically amazing and matchless Mountain View of Cheo Himal, Ratna Chuli, Kangaroo Himal, Annapurna Range, and many other snowcapped mountains seen from the top in every direction, and trekking down through adventurous high mountain path is a lifetime experience venture that you will never forget. After descending down from the top we will arrive at the amazing valley of Bimthang and harmonious and beautiful Gurung Village. Bimthang meaning ‘plain of sand’ was used to be the main salt trade center in the former time between Nepalese and Tibetan people which has the best tea houses on the route. The Manaslu Trekking Trail joins with the Annapurna Circuit Trail part one down at Dharapani. We can combine Manaslu Circuit Trekking with Tsum Valley, a beautiful and newly opened virgin trekking trail that offers totally something different to trekking keens. The best seasons to trek to Manaslu Region and Tsum Valley are spring (March, April, and May) and autumn (September, October, and November) yet you can even trek in December, January, and February. We, Guide in Himalaya (Wilderness Excursion) recommend some worthwhile Side Trips and Day excursion itineraries that you should not miss out on during your trip to Manaslu. We are one of the best government-registered trekking agencies that provides the best Manaslu Trek Local Guides to make your holiday more beautifully memorable.

To trek to Manaslu; requires 3 kinds of permits; Manaslu trek permits cost USD 100.00 for the first 7 days then USD 15.00 each additional day from September to November and USD 75.00 for the first 7 days then USD 10.00 each extra day during Dec - Aug. In addition, MCAP and ACAP Permits are required that cost NPR. 3000.00 equivalent to foreign currency USD 25 each per person. You must trek with a licensed guide and organize with a government-registered trekking agency as per state law.

Fixed group join departures for September, October, and November 2024 are available. Check our Manaslu circuit trek package below.