Manaslu Trek Guide

Manaslu Trek Guide
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Manaslu Trek Guide

So you’re considering trekking in the Manaslu Region? Excellent decision! We think the Manaslu region treks are the best of all the treks we’ve done in Nepal, including Annapurna Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit, and Upper Mustang. The scenery is varied and magnificent, and in an age when development is accelerating at breakneck speed, the Manaslu Trek offers the benefit of being quieter and less affected by road construction. Furthermore, Tibetan cultural influences at higher altitude give the encounter a distinct flavour that is unlike anything else.

We’ll cover a wide range of major manaslu treks topics in this guide, including vital information you should know before embarking on Manaslu treks.

Manaslu Base Camp Trek

The Manaslu Base Camp Trek is an interesting journey that involves visits to Manaslu’s three peaks, including the “Japanese Peak.” Trekking to Manaslu Base Camp is one of the most difficult treks in the Manaslu region. Mt. Manaslu, at 8163 meters, is well renowned for trekking, hiking, arduous walking, and expeditions, all of which are considered adventure sports. It is a well-known and well-loved trekking location that is rarely visited.

Manaslu trekking area is used for both traditional and adventurous treks. Manaslu, which means “mountain of the soul,” is one of the most prominent topographical features of Gorkha’s medieval kingdom. The main feature of this hiking package is a conical-shaped snow-capped peak that rises 8,163 meters above sea level. Manaslu is known as Pungen Ri in the locality, and his incarnation is worshipped in a Gompa a few hundred meters above the settlement of Sama Goan.

Manaslu Circuit Trek

Trekkers on the Larkey Pass
Pic: Trekkers on the Larkey Pass

The remote Manaslu Circuit trek, which is becoming more popular by the year and has been dubbed ‘The New Annapurna’ in terms of overall appeal, remains largely true to its reputation as an outstanding wilderness experience, even as tea houses along the trail have made the hike easier in recent years from the perspective of basic food and accommodation needs.

The Manaslu circuit trek is still far less crowded than some of the more well-known Himalayan routes, and it includes all of the classic elements of a great trek, such as flowing rivers and steeply trails, beautiful scenery and sub – tropical forests, spectacular mountain scenery and a gradual rises to a breath-taking high pass, as well as a variety of side trips and add-ons that can turn the experience into an incredible journey.

The trek skirts the ice-cold waters of the Budi Gandaki River all the way to its origin below Larke La Pass 5160 meters, and regularly crosses the river on a series of seemly hair-raising suspension bridges that are actually strong enough for entire teams to use — providing interesting insight into the traditional societies of the Gurung, Tamang, and Tibetan residing in peaceful and friendly relations within the valley’s boundaries.

Manaslu Trek Distance

The Manaslu Trek is approximately 180 kilometres/160 meters in length. On certain days, you’ll have to walk more than 20 kilometres. You walk for 6 to 8 hours every day roughly.

Manaslu Trek Altitude

The Larka la pass is the highest elevated point in the Manaslu trek. Almost the entire Manaslu Circuit Trek path is over 4000 meters, which adds to Manaslu’s difficulty. The pressure in the atmosphere is low at this altitude, and you suffer considerably from a lack of oxygen. The guide drops us to a lower altitude if we start to have symptoms like headaches, vomiting, or shortness of breath. In the event of an emergency, your insurance policy will cover helicopter rescue.

Remoteness of Manaslu

the view of manaslu region village with the backdrop of mountains
Pic: The view of manaslu region village with the backdrop of mountains

Manaslu’s challenging topography and diverse culture make manaslu trek one of Nepal’s most rural trekking destinations, enhancing the difficulty of the Manaslu Trek. While on a trek, you may not be able to find highly lavish hotels, teahouses or lodges. Prepare to survive on the bare essentials and pack everything you’ll need for a trek to Manaslu Larkey La Pass in your backpack.

Taking up the Manaslu Challenge

To face the Manaslu Trek’s difficulty, both physical and mental preparation is required prior to the trek. The first step is to visit your doctor if you have a condition of heart, lung, or mental disorders. You can strengthen your body with some physical exercises after receiving medical approval. We suggest physical exercises such as swimming and cycling in addition to jogging and running. Another excellent method to prepare your body is to do some high-altitude trekking in your neighbourhood. Getting travel insurance that covers high elevation trek evacuation is the most important thing you can do before your Manaslu Trek.

The correct tools and comfortable clothing are essential for trekking. You should also get adequate sleep and walk at a slower pace to avoid altitude sickness. walk, and a hydrated body. Avoid any alcoholic products during the trek, carry high-energy foods like chocolates, and drink a lot of water.

About Author

I grew up in the mountains & got university education in Kathmandu to become an engineer. But with homely environment of mountains interest me to become a trekking & tour guide, by passion. I have been 6574 meter to the highest & fortunately got chance to explore most of Nepal and bit of abroad.

Eventually, passion converted to profession and here i am on behalf of Nepalgram - a Trekking agency in Nepal.

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