Manaslu region trekking is one of the most spectacular treks in the Himalayas, comparable to the Annuparna Circuit. However, the hike around Manaslu touches pristine regions as it was banned until recently. The area is only open for organized trekking parties and offers a good mix of cultural diversity and fantastic mountain scenery. The hike begins in Budhi Gandaki and leads through the narrow gorge between the Manaslu and Ganesh Himal mountains, with sleep almost vertical.
This hike is an unspoiled trekking region and allows you to go around Mt. Manaslu, the eighth highest peak in the world. Hike the less traveled trails through rural Nepal for epic views that must be seen in all their glory. With few visitors on the way, this region offers a very different experience than hiking in the Everest and Annapurna regions, where most hikers travel.
Trekking to the Manaslu region is an opportunity to enjoy peaceful trekking in pure bliss away from the noisy regalia of the modern world.
The hike on an ancient path where you enjoy authentic Nepalese culture and hospitality promises breathtaking views of Manaslu and other Himalayan peaks that can always be seen in the background. You will witness ancient cultures and the almost medieval lifestyle of the people as you hike north to the peaks.
Protected from modernization and commercialization, the lifestyle of the local people has hardly changed over the centuries and has thus preserved its purity. So your hike to Manaslu region will be like traveling back in time. The trail has teahouses along the way for a night break, but you could opt for a camping and sleep under the stars.
There is internet access, phones and other electronic devices can be charged at the teahouses along the way. The hike provides a great photo opportunity so you can take something home to remember. All you need is a decent camera.
Manaslu region shares much of its culture and history with its neighboring area of Tibet. Buddhism is the main religion here as the Buddhist monasteries, architecture and traditions show all along the way.
This region, which was only officially opened to foreign tourists in 1991, falls into the exclusion zone and tourists must acquire a trekking permit from the immigration authorities in addition to the TIMS card in order to enter this region.