Manaslu Trek has it self gaining popularity due to its rich but rare culture and traditions. It is located in the deep inside part of Nepal Himalaya region. To trek around the base of this majestic giant is to trek to Manaslu region perhaps the very best of all the ‘best kept secrets’ of the Nepalese Himalaya.
In Manaslu trek there are not only the exceptional views in every direction but also the low-to-high range of altitudes presents such varied flora and, most noticeably, a wide cultural spectrum, including strong influences from Tibet mixing with Nepali ethnic diversity. Manaslu trekking route is not common as other trekking regions of Nepal. The contrasting ascent and decent slopes and the spacing of lodges at the higher altitudes advocate that the Circuit is best trekked anti-clockwise, on ancient valley trails using the valleys of the Budhi Gandaki, up, and the Dudh Khola, down, east and west respectively of the Manaslu (8163m.) massif. At the top end of the Manaslu Circuit trek, the trails are linked by the 5,135m Larkya La (Pass). This is not only a serious high altitude trekking in
Manaslu trek has been open since 1991 after years of lobbying that many of the restrictions on movement in the area have recently been lifted, for the ‘far-side’ section of this trek are just a stone’s throw and a high hill away from Tibet region and from a heavily-patrolled frontier. Here traditional Tibetan norms survive like they no longer do on the other side under the heavy weight of an alien presence. There are only a few places where unbelievably beautiful and awesome scenery is the setting for time-warped and other-aged encounters – but trekking in Manaslu is one of these ever rarer regions.