Manaslu is the high peak of the Gurkha massif, and is the eighth highest mountain in the world. It is located about forty miles east of Annapurna, the tenth highest mountain. The mountain’s long ridges and valley glaciers offer feasible approaches from all directions, and it culminates in a peak that towers steeply above its surrounding landscape, and is a dominant feature when seen from afar. The name Manaslu is derived from the Sanskrit word Manasa and can be roughly translated as Mountain of the Spirit. In 1972, fifteen members of a Korean expedition were killed at 22,800 feet when an avalanche buried their camp. Two years later, the news from the mountain was better: An all-female Japanese expedition successfully ascended to the summit, thereby becoming the first women to climb an 8,000 meter peak.
Another very famous ascent of Manaslu was on the often pictured South Face which you can see from Pungyen Gompa. This was back in 1972 when there we not even any pictures of Manaslu. Reinhold Messner climbed to the summit while his climbing partner became lost after turning back. Another case of an amazing feat of strength and skill being marred by a tragic loss of life.
Manaslu Trek is one of the Beautiful nature and typical culture exploring trek in Nepal. It is one of the restricted zone need to issue special permit to visit there as per person 50$ to 70$ and needs MCAP & ACAP permits too. It will reward the adventurous with an unparalleled alpine experience. Manaslu trekking opened in 1992, this area offers a combination of rich culture heritage, unsurpassed beauty, and biological diversity. Manaslu Trekking is best trekking for natural beauty, culturally richest, religious and Buddhist culture, Tibetan fluent and highest mountain manaslu 8163m view. Tsum Valley Trek is wilderness local typical lifestyle and their typical culture as Tibetan inhabitant. And another adventure rout in manaslu region Rupinala Pass trek is adventure high pass and its less touristic trekking region. There will be only camping trek few nights not any lodges. Manaslu region have many monastery living male and female monks for female we call nun and male is monk. Main attraction are Lho monastery, samagaun typical village and samdo village. Dharamshala is highest camp before high pass of Larkya La pass. After high pass all the way descend along beautiful villages of Bimtang, Tilje, Dharapani, Tal, Jagat, Syange and Besisahar. We organize up to 15 days perfect itinerary in reliable cost and provide first class services with professional trekking guide.
We trek along the Budi Gandaki River valley, which is fed by immeasurable rivers and waterfalls, offering the chance of a plunge into some bathing pools. From here, the strenuous section begins and sees yaks begin to outnumber people in the rocky landscape. In Samagaon (3390m) we visit the Manaslu glacier and Birendra tal (green lake), before crossing into mystic Samdo village 15km from the Tibetan border. Here Tibetan monks inhabit sacred monasteries and combined with the views of the Tibetan plateau against stark white Himalayas this is a truly spiritual holiness place. The biggest challenge then awaits – crossing the snow bound Larkya La pass (4930m). Snow-covered peaks over 6500m towers above as we cross. The descent, once off the snow, takes us through alpine then tropical areas, bursting with ferns, bamboo, pine trees, waterfalls and aqua-blue green lakes laced with cotton-white beaches. Finally, Manaslu Trekking will disappear as we descend to Besisahar (832m) This 3 week excursion will leave you with a sense of peace and respect for the people of Nepal and its ecological wonders.
Important & reality tips for the Manaslu trek:
How is Manaslu trekking trail? It is finest track along low level to high pass then again trek end in low level. Trail is such comfortable wide and breathtaking mountains, valley, river viewing. It makes such pleasant to visitor.
People, their cultures, languages, dress up, religions, customs and their life style: The manaslu region starting and ending part all of mix people living and mix lifestyle their cultures and nice cultivating but after walking few days peoples are like Tibetan they are Lama from Tibet many years ago. The people they speak similar slang of Tibetan languages, religion are Buddhist Lamaism, they have big monasteries in Lho Gaun and in Sama gaun. Those areas people are living typically and enjoying what they produce as potatoes, wheat, buck wheat etc. They have yak and sheep’s and they sell it. Culturally very richest areas and religiously as well Buddhism and they have lots monastery in every village. They have Tibetan cultures and most of the things import from Tibet due to easy to access along the Samdo village.
What types of trekking gear need to prepare for Manaslu trek? Manaslu trekking is medium and strenuous high pass trek and more than two weeks walking trek. There will be most of the time cooling weather so must prepare good trekking gear for this trek as warm enough big jacket as down jacket, warm enough fleece, warm hat, gloves, warm trouser or trekking pains, some quick dry trekking t-short, half paint, warm enough negative sleeping bag, comfortable trekking boot, light sandal, head light, 2 liter water bottle, sun cream, sun glasses etc. normally these listed trekking gear recommend due to sometimes can be rain and snow over the pass then get cold. Warm enough and good gear is much important for trekking.
Carry your important medicine: Medicine is very important if you have any disease you must carry the medicine with you. I mean “prevention is better than care” mountain region we can’t find any health care, clinic, and hospital if there is clinic you may not get according to your problem medicine. So; I humble request please prepare if you are continually taking the any medicine please. It is very important but our company will provide something first aid kid bag normally as headache, fever, stomach problem as diarrhea, cough & cool some bandage, tape & Diamox for high altitude sickness etc.