Nestled in the Gorkha region, Manaslu trek in Nepal has just recently been opened for travelers all around the world to come and witness its magnificent beauty. Trekking in Manaslu takes you to the region sheltered by the world’s eighth highest mountain, Mt. Manaslu (8163m). With this trek, you can experience a blend of natural splendor as well as cultural beauty of Nepal. The Manaslu Conservation Area also lies on the route of this trek; thus, the trail is flourished with spectacular flora and fauna.
Trekking in Manaslu surely is a spectacular experience. Here are 5 reasons to prove why:
Due to its recent opening, the off-beaten trails of Manaslu remain rather untouched. It may be less popular than treks like the Annapurna Circuit and Everest Base Camp Trek, but this leave it to be a remote trek travelers can enjoy in isolation. En route, you will come across remote valleys and villages which are definitely worth visiting. The cultural experience you get from these remote places are splendid and incomparable. For those who want to travel in less busy routes, trekking in Manaslu is the perfect option.
Trek to Manaslu is a blessing that provides views of the Manaslu (8,163m) mountain- eight highest in the world. Like any other trek in the Himalayas, trek to Manaslu gifts you marvelous views of the mountains. Trekking around Manaslu, you catch sight of the Annapurna, Himalchuli, Shringi, and Ganesh Himal ranges and many more beautiful snow-capped peaks. You will come through the most dramatic pass- the Larkya La pass, which stands at an altitude of 5,160 meters which offers a heavenly view of the mountains in the horizon.
The routes of the Manaslu trek is filled with Mani walls, prayer wheels, monasteries, chortens, and other religious and cultural aspects. The region is home to a Tibetan culture where the inhabitants are influenced practice Tibetan-Buddhism. You will experience this as you come across Tsum valley, an area flourished with pure culture. Thus with splendid views of the natural phenomenal, Manaslu trek also gives you a rich cultural experience of the local region.
Manaslu Trek in Nepal are moderately and they do not require you to have extreme fitness or capabilities. But the trek surely has long walks and rough terrains so, you must be able to endure these situations. With simple preparations such as cardiovascular exercise and flexibility training, you can complete this trek with ease.
Manaslu Treks are cheaper than many other treks in Nepal. Although the infrastructure and availability of services may not be on the same level as that of expensive treks, the services provided in this region cover the basic needs of a traveler. Due to hardships in transporting goods to this remote region, the process of development is slow. Nevertheless it is on its course to being able to provide more services to travelers.
Trekking around the Manaslu can be more than just a simple trek. You also have the option to incorporate several side treks into your journey and make it better, Side treks such as Birendra Lake, Pung Gyen Gompa are few examples of possible options. Nevertheless, the trek to Manaslu in itself is a wonderful experience. If you are thinking of trekking in the Nepal Himalayas, Manaslu is definitely worth the shot.