Touch The Himalaya Manaslu Region
The Manaslu (Soul Mountain), also known as Kutang Himal, is one of the world's eight highest mountains, located in western Nepal between the stunning Annapurna and Ganesh Himals. It is 8,163 meters above sea level. The Manaslu Circuit Trek is the best all-around trek in Nepal, and it has recently gained popularity among people who enjoy trekking and expeditions. It was officially opened in 1991 specifically for trekking, and since that time, organizing trekking groups has required special permits in order to enter this area.
Manaslu is a well-known trekking destination as well, with its breathtaking alpine beauty, unique cultural experiences, and difficult terrain. A well-known trekking path encircles the mountain, going by the Manaslu Conservation Area and distant communities as well as high mountain passes. The walk usually takes 14 to 18 days to complete, and a special authorization is needed to access the forbidden territory.
To preserve the region's distinctive ecological and cultural legacy, a protected area called the Manaslu Conservation Area was created in 1998. Many plants and animals, such as snow leopards, Himalayan tahr, and musk deer, can be found in the protected area.
Planning a journey to Manaslu necessitates taking into account a number of factors, such as securing the required permits, choosing a trustworthy tour operator or guide, preparing for high altitude conditions, and respecting regional traditions and customs. While resources in the remote area could be scarce, it is also crucial to make advance plans for transportation, lodging, and supplies.
We pass through welcoming villages and stop at remote Buddhist monasteries tucked away in the valleys carved out by glaciers as we immerse ourselves in the peaceful fusion of Nepalese and Tibetan culture. Gushing waterfalls, high-altitude lakes, colorful prayer flags, and ever-changing spectacular landscapes are all part of the experience. Because this beautiful area is becoming increasingly popular, our clients have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to complete this expedition.
The Manaslu trek begins in Sotikhola and gradually ascends along the Budi Gandaki riverbank. This trek offers a special opportunity to experience a relatively unexplored region of Nepal where we see few trekkers, making a visit to the region more exclusive and unspoiled, and that provides spectacular beauty along the border of Tibet and Nepal. Major highlights of this trekking route are the numerous rivers, waterfalls, suspension bridges, and spectacular beauty of the Nepali Himalaya.On the other hand, this area offers breathtaking views of the snow-capped mountains Manaslu (8163 m), Himalchuli (7871 m), Ganesh Himal (7422 m), Naike Peak (6211 m), and others.
The journey is amazing because of the additional sight-seeing destinations, including Manaslu Base Camp, Pungen Gumpa, Kal Tal, Birendra Lake, the Tibet border, and other cultural excursions. It will also give us more energy for the trek by providing us with views of Annapurna II (7,937 m), Larke Peak, Himlung Himal (7,126 m), Cheo Himal, Gyaji Kang, Kang Guru (6,981 m), Ponkar Himal, etc. once we cross the Larke La Pass (5160 m).
We at Touch The Himalaya Treks and Expedition, operating with a team of guides who are native to the Manaslu region and have a wealth of expertise hiking around Manaslu, know every nook and cranny of the area and will provide our guests with exceptional guiding and hospitality service.
We once again earned the Award of Excellence of the Year 2012, 2016, 2019 from the most renowned social network TripAdvisor by planning the Manaslu trip. Since 2012, we have been awarded certificates of distinction.
Tsum Valley: In the northern part of the Manaslu region, there lies a secluded Himalayan valley called Tsum Valley. It is a well-kept secret that provides breathtaking views of the snow-capped mountains, isolated communities, and historic monasteries. The valley is renowned for its own culture, which is strongly influenced by Tibetan culture and features a traditional way of life.
Nubri Valley: Another remote valley in the Manaslu area, Nubri Valley is renowned for its breathtaking scenery, crystal-clear rivers, and rich cultural history. Several traditional villages, old monasteries, and holy caves may be found in the valley.
Larkya La Pass: Located on the Manaslu Circle Hike at a height of 5,106 meters (16,752 feet), Larkya La Pass is a high mountain pass. It is regarded as one of the toughest parts of the walk and offers breathtaking vistas of the Himalayan peaks.
Shringi Himal: At a height of 7,187 meters, Shringi Himal is a mountain situated in the southern portion of the Manaslu area (23,580 feet). Although it is a lesser-known summit than Manaslu, adventure seekers want to visit it because of the breathtaking views.
Manaslu Base Camp: Situated at a height of 4,700 meters (15,420 feet), the base camp provides breathtaking views of the mountain and its surroundings. It is a restricted area that requires special permission to enter.