The trek around Manaslu was officially opened to tourists in 1991. This region of Nepal sees few trekkers, which makes a visit here more exclusive and well-preserved. This trekking region has well preserved nature, great trekking trails and is thus an ideal trekking destination in Nepal if you have 17 days available.
The trek will be started from Arughat, a 6 hours drive from Kathmandu. Arughat lies at an altitude of 700 meters. The highest and hardest day of the trek is the day of crossing the Larke pass at 5100 meters. The fact that the trek has such a high variation in altitude also means that you will be passing through lots of varying landscapes.
The Manaslu trek will provide you with great mountain views, many cultural inputs, unrivalled beauty and rich bio diversity. Mt Manaslu at 8,156m is the highest mountain in the area and the eight highest peak in the world. It is located near the border of Nepal and Tibet.
The Manaslu trek is challenging but if you are able to walk up to 6 hours a day, are determined and in reasonably good shape, you can do this trek. If in doubt, we recommend to a porter while booking. That will relieve you of the weight of your backpack which normally amounts to 13-15 kgs.
The Manaslu trek is a restricted trekking area and can only be done by 2 people or more.