Amongst trekkers and adventure enthusiasts, Manaslu is a highly sought after trekking region in Nepal. This region being duly unaffected by the roadways, is a great destination for those trekkers who are keen to explore the beauty of the mesmerizing untouched nature and culture. The region has been embedded by the major elements which makeup other treks in Nepal, including the intensity of Hindu and Buddhist culture, protected wildlife, blossoming rhododendrons and wild flowers, raging white water rivers, precarious, wobbly bridges and the ever so stunning mountain scenery.
Overtime, the trek has become much more convenient than it used to be with greatly improved trails along the Budhi Gandaki river gorge. In terms of difficulty, the intensity of the trek is comparable with that of the Everest base camp trek, as well as the around Annapurna trek. The region's main attraction is undoubtedly the spectacular unhindered views of Mt. Manaslu. Standing high at the height of 8163m above the sea level, it is the 8th highest mountain in the world. The name ‘Manaslu’has a deep meaning “Mountain of the spirit". The first time that human foot prints were left on its peak was on May 9, 1956 by Toshio Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu, member of a Japanese expedition.
The Manaslu region has a variety of trekking options. One of them is the Manaslu circuit trek which begins at the Arughat bazzar and ends two to three weeks later in Besisahar, which also happens to be the starting point of the Around Annapurna trekking (also known as Annapurna Circuit trek). Until recently the trek in this region required camping, but recently built tea-houses allows trekkers to spend the night at these tea houses. The trek requires a special permit which must be issued by a trekking company like us.