Things to know before Manaslu Trekking. Manaslu Region is one of the restricted trekking regions of Nepal. Tranquil, serene, and typical rural settings are highlights of the region’s trekking trails. However, it is not as simple as trekking in other trekking regions of Nepal. Trekkers have to get a special permit. There are various guidelines that they need to follow. Today’s blog is all about things to know before Manaslu Trekking.
Tsum valley Trek and Manaslu Circuit Trek are two famous trekking routes in the region. These trails take trekkers to an abode of the world’s 8th tallest mountain Mt. Manaslu. Moreover, there are numerous activities to do and things to see during the trip. Therefore, lots of trekkers are willing to go there. Up until now, there are very less number of tourists. Even in peak season, the trails of the region have fewer visitors. Therefore, you can have peace and tranquility to the fullest.
Why do you need to do Manaslu Trekking?
Nepal is home to unlimited lofty mountains. Mt. Manaslu is the world’s 8th tallest mountain. Therefore, traveling to this place definitely endows a momentous travel tale. Here is the list of the highlights of the trekking:
- The base camp of the world’s 8th tallest mountain
- Larke La Pass
- Annapurna Conservation and Manaslu Conservation area
- Multiethnic villages (Brahmins, Chhetris, Tibetan, Sherpa, Gurung, Magar, Dalits, etc.)
- 8th Eon meditated Caves
- Monasteries & Pagodas
- Waterfalls, Rivers & Suspension Bridges
- Cascading Hills, grassy meadows & Green lush forests
- Tsum Valley
- Less Crowded Trail
- Restricted Zone of Nepal
Can I do solo trekking in Manaslu?
No, you can’t do solo trekking in the Manaslu region. The government of Nepal is strict about trekking activities in its restricted areas. There are few restricted areas in Nepal. Upper Mustang, Kanchenjunga, Manaslu, Nar Phu, etc. are a few examples. In these places of Nepal, solo trekking is not allowed. Therefore, trekkers have to get a guide. You need to hire a guide who has got a Trekking License.
- Solo Trekkers Prohibited
- At least two trekkers needed for the trek
- Nepal government licensed guide is mandatory
Permits for Manaslu Trekking
You need to get two park entrance tickets and one special permit for trekking. Here is the list of the permits:
- Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP) permit
- Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) permit
- Special Restricted Trekking region Permit (Immigration Department)
- Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) (TAAN)
There are four seasons in Nepal. Summer / Monsoon (June, July & August), Autumn (September, October & November), Winter (December, January & February), and Spring (March, April & May) are major seasons. The summer and Monsoon seasons are not appropriate for trekking in Manaslu. The trekking trail of the region has many streams and rivers. During monsoon season these streams are very hard to cross. Moreover, there are no proper bridges on smaller streams. However, you can find suspension bridges on large rivers. Additionally, the view is also not good this season. The Winter season is also not good for the trek. Lots of people migrate to lower areas during the season. You will not get the proper place to live. Moreover, the higher area of Manaslu gets heavy snowfall making it hard for you to do the trek.
The best time to do Manaslu Trek is the months of Spring and Autumn. At this time of the year, the climate is cool and the view is clear. Lots of teahouses and lodges are open during these seasons. Trekkers can meet people from different parts of the world as well. Moreover, during the autumn season, Nepal celebrates its biggest festival, Dashain. Relish the chance to witness Nepal’s biggest festival celebration while you are on a trek.
Altitude Sickness & Travel Insurance
Travel Insurance is mandatory. Your insurance must cover medical emergencies, treatment costs, accidents, and helicopter rescue. We are going as high as 5106 m which is Larke La Pass. Places above 3000 m from sea level are danger zone and have high chances of altitude sickness. Therefore, you must buy insurance before trip departure.
Get ready to unravel the secrets hidden valley around Mt. Manaslu. These places are surely captivating. However, you need to be aware of altitude sickness. Don’t neglect the acclimatization procedure. The normal acclimatization break during Manaslu Trek is in Samagaon. This Tibetan – Nepalese village is the last large settlement village of Manaslu region’s trails. Side hikes and staying in Samagaon help immensely to adjust to the high altitude.
Trekking routes of the Manaslu Region
Major trekking routes of the region are:
- Manaslu Circuit Trek
- Tsum Valley Trek
However, there are many other trekking routes that you can do. For example, Barpak Trek is also the part of Manaslu region. The place is the epicenter of the 2015 earthquake. Additionally, you don’t need to take a special permit to do Barpak Trekking. Besides Barpak, there are other small villages trek as well. Consult with the travel planners and ask for suggestions from them. If you don’t like to do long circuit Trek then you can do smaller custom treks too.
Why Himalaya View Treks?
Himalaya View Treks is a reliable and pioneering trekking agency in Nepal. It has many experts in the field of climbing, touring, and trekking. Restricted regions of Nepal require highly qualified agencies. Nepal Government Licence holder guide from the Manaslu region gives HVT an extra edge. Moreover, HVT operates with the locals only for trekking activities. Participation of locals ensures great and authentic information. It also helps in maintaining the sustainable tourism goal. The local economy moves and ultimately helps in solidifying the tourism business in Nepal. When we take something from society, we give back too. Every year a certain amount of money goes to the locals of the trekking regions. It is to support them and help them survive. Trek with us and make a beautiful travel tale of the marvelous trekking in Nepal.
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