Ever wanted to take an amazing sip of coffee with an even more amazing mountain right in front of you? Then, Manaslu trekking is the perfect journey you can embark upon. Manaslu means ‘the mountains of spirit’ and so is the journey, spiritually and beautifully satisfying. Mt. Manaslu was ascended first in 1956. The trail is famous for off beaten trails and small tea houses along that trail.
Providing shelter to this trekking region, mount Manaslu is the 8th highest mountain in the world with height of 8163 meters. On Manaslu’s lap lies this region with the perfect blend of local lifestyle, nature and breathtaking views. Any traveler seeking adventure and beautiful landscape to trek on, is sure to fall in love with Manaslu trek.
Trekking in Manaslu region, you also encounter the rich and diverse animal species which inhabit this place. This includes animals such as Himalayan musk deer, grey wolf, Asian Black Bear, Blue Sheep, and Langur monkeys. There are more than 110 species of birds, 33 mammals, and some reptiles which together with the vegetation, make this region even more beautiful.
Along with the faunas, the floras of this region are also very intriguing and beautiful. This includes 19 different kind of forests including rhododendron forests and Himalayan blue pine forests. An estimated of 1500-2000 plant species are found in this region. Along with this, several medicinal and aromatic plants add to the beauty of this place.
In Manaslu trekking, you begin your trek from Arughat and then end it at Besisahar. And you reach the height of 5167 meters at Larky La Pass. It also offers the amazing view of Manaslu, Cheo Himal, Himlung Himal, Gyaji Kang, Nemjung, and Annapurna II. With the various ups and downs this trek has to offer, you will be able to enjoy the untouched beauty along with the difficult but equally rewarding landscapes.
As this is not a widely chosen option, the Manaslu region trek offers the land that has never chosen prior. During the trek in this region, you come closer to the native culture of people belonging to Gurung ethnicity. This culture closely resembles the Tibetan culture. And the hospitality of these people is sure to leave a smile on your face.
Trekking in this region provides an opportunity to pass through Mani Walls, Prayer Wheels, Chortens, monasteries, etc. You get to visit old monasteries, old schools, and amazingly built houses. Isolated villages that you come through serves as a perfect definition of Nirvana. The trek is then known for the wilderness within the mountain too.
The best time to travel to this region is during autumn – September to November. You can also opt to travel during spring, i.e. during March to May.