Manaslu Region Treks -FAQs

Manaslu Region Treks- Common Questions and Answers

Certainly, Manaslu Region Treks of Nepal is a beautiful and adventurous experience. Here are some common questions and answers to help you plan your trek in Manaslu Region Treks in Nepal. Its better to verify the latest information and regulations before planning your trek, as rules and conditions can change. Its requested to Consult With Us for up-to-date advice and assistance in organizing your Manaslu Region Treks

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Manaslu Region Treks - Majestic peaks, cultural wonders, and remote trails beckon in this Himalayan sanctuary. Explore the extraordinary landscapes."

Manaslu also known as( Kutang) is the eighth-highest mountain in the world at 8,163 meters (26,781 ft) above sea level. It is located in the Mansiri Himal part of the Nepalese Himalayas, in the west-central part of Nepal. Its name, which means “mountain of the spirit”, comes from the Sanskrit word Manasa, meaning “intellect” or “soul”.

Manaslu was first climbed on May 9, 1956, by Toshio Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu, members of a Japanese expedition. It is said that “just as the British consider Everestteir mountain, Manaslu has always been a Japanese mountain. It is located in Gorkha district and it is Heights mountain in Gorkha located at 60km. this reason has offered a variety of trekking and one of them is Manasalu. These Conservation Area has been established with the primary objective of achieving conservation and sustainable management of the delimited area, which includes Manaslu.

What is the Manaslu Circuit trek in Manaslu Region Treks ?

The Manaslu Circuit trek is a popular trekking route in the Manaslu region of Nepal, offering stunning views of the Manaslu mountain range and diverse landscapes. It circles around Mount Manaslu, the eighth highest peak in the world.

When is the best time for Manaslu Region Treks ?

The best time for the Manaslu Region Treks is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is stable, and the skies are clear.

The best time for Manaslu Region Treks is during autumn i.e from September to November. During this time the views of Himalayas are clear with fewer chances of rainfall. Similarly, Spring months i.e from March to May is also a good time for Manaslu Region Treks.

This is the time when the beautiful floras cover the dense forest. It offers you a magical experience while trekking. Winter months like late December, January and February are the less preferred time for Manaslu Region Treks. Because the high passes in Manaslu Region Treks area is dangerous during extreme snow condition.

Do I need a special permit for the Manaslu Region Treks ?

Yes, you need a special Restricted Area Permit (RAP) and a Manaslu Conservation Area Permit (MCAP) for Manaslu Region Treks . Additionally, you may require a guide and/or porter, depending on the current regulations.

How long does the Manaslu Regions trek take?

The trailhead of the Manaslu Region Treks is the closest to Kathmandu of the major Nepalese treks. That said, it’s still an adventurous after about 140 km (87 miles) drive from Kathmandu to Machha Khola or an alternative route via Barpak village (176 KM from Kathmandu) which takes about 6-7 hours drive by jeep (recommended) or 8+ hours by public bus.

Generally the trek depends on your interest and places that you want to do trekking. You can accommodate day hikes, cultural visits to local villages, and relaxing rest days on your trek. The trekking is depending upon your holiday and the Trekking Routes. Actually there is several trekking Routes in Manaslu Region according to its required days.

Climate Of Manaslu Region Treks

Manaslu region is best described as Sub-Tropical Monsoon that is generally predictable and pleasant. The monsoon is approximately from the end of June to the third week of September. 80 percent of rainfall is by this duration and the remaining of the year is dry. Spring and autumn are the best seasons for trekking, peak climbing, expedition, etc. It has been classified into between four and six seasons, which are as follows.

What is the level of difficulty for the Manaslu Circuit trek in Manaslu Region?

The Manaslu Circuit trek is considered moderate to challenging due to its high altitudes and long walking days. Proper acclimatization and physical fitness are essential.

What is the highest point of the Manaslu Circuit trek in Manaslu Region Treks ?

The highest point on the trek is the Larkya La Pass, which stands at an altitude of 5,160 meters (16,930 feet).

What kind of accommodations can we expect in Manaslu Region Treks ?

Tea houses and guesthouses are available along the trail. They provide basic amenities such as a bed, food, and sometimes hot showers. Accommodations may vary in quality and comfort.

Is it possible to trek independently or do I need a guide in Manaslu Region Treks ?

Trekking solo in Manaslu is forbidden. You have to trek in a group or with a partner. if you are unable to find a trekking partner, We might  have some others to join, contact us. The Manaslu area of Nepal  forbids solo trekking.

To access the Manaslu Conservation Area, trekkers must receive a special permit from the Nepalese government, which is only issued to parties of at least two persons who are accompanied by a certified guide. Since the Manaslu region is isolated and there have been cases of trekkers getting lost or running into other issues while walking alone, this restriction is in place for safety reasons.
Having a guide may also improve your experience since they can tell you interesting facts about the people and places you’re seeing and keep you safe while you’re trekking.

The guide may also assist with planning logistics like lodging, food, and transportation. Therefore, you must locate a trekking organization and contract a qualified guide if you wish to go on a trip in the Manaslu region. This will guarantee that you trek safely and that you abide by all rules set forth by the Nepalese government.

What should I pack for the Manaslu Region Treks?

Pack warm clothing, a good quality sleeping bag, hiking boots, a rain jacket, trekking poles, a first aid kit, and other essentials. Be sure to pack light but adequately for changing weather conditions. For the detail List of equipment, follow the EQUIPMENT LIST

Are there any safety concerns on the Manaslu Region treks?

Altitude sickness is a significant concern due to the high elevation. Proper acclimatization, hydration, and knowing the signs of altitude sickness are crucial for your safety.

Do I need travel insurance for the Manaslu Region Treks?

Yes, it’s highly recommended to have travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, medical expenses, and trekking-related accidents.

How do I get to the starting point of the trek in Manaslu reigon?

Most treks in the Manaslu region start from the town of Soti Khola or Machha khola OR in an alternative route we can start Manaslu Region Treks from Barpak Village which can be reached by a combination of bus and jeep from Kathmandu or Pokhara.

What Permits Do I need for the Manaslu regions treks ?

The permit must be organized through a registered trekking agency. Manaslu is restricted  area, needs three different permits,  Manaslu Restricted permit (a special permit need to be obtained from the Immigration office)  and  the Manaslu Conservation Area Permit (MCAP),and  Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) while you are passing through Annapurna region at the end of the trek.

To obtain all these Permits you’ll need to provide a passport & photographs. Because of the Restricted Area Permit, the Government of Nepal can track how many trekkers a company is sending to these areas, estimate the number of staff sent with them, and the approximate income to the trekking company and then tax accordingly. Hence few companies will offer permits only without a guide.


Manaslu Regions are a restricted area where you need a special permit from the Nepal government immigration department. Guide and porters are very important during your MANASLU trek. Guides know the different trekking trails. Not only that guides explain about community and cultures their lifestyles. The guide will book your accommodation and everything in advance even during the high season. You will have good communication with local people with guides. On the other hand, you can also hire guides cum porters where guides carry your baggage and also do guiding as well.

Is there any ATM facility available during the Manaslu Region Treks?

There is no ATM facility available during the Manaslu region treks. You can get ATM facility before and after the trek in Arughat and Besishar but not during the trek. Thus you have to take enough money from Kathmandu before you start the trek.

What about altitude sickness during the Manaslu Region Treks?

Altitude sickness is also known as mountain sickness. Mountain sickness is the main problem for any mountain trekkers. Some time trekkers might have altitude sickness during Manaslu Region treks There are different types of sickness like-

AMS – Acute Mountain sickness – AMS is a very common sickness like a hangover, dizziness, muscle ache, nausea, headache vomiting tec
– High Altitude Pulmonary Edema – HAPE direct impact on lungs it’s fluid in the lungs which are dangerous for breathing.
HACE -High Altitude Cerebral Edema – HACE it’s the different form of altitude sickness its fluid in the brains
Thus, HAPE and HAPE are the main dangerous and life-threatening form of mountain sickness. Patient has to treat on time if not treated on time if late they may die. Whereas AMS is normal mountain sickness then HACE and HAPE.

What types food will be available in Manaslu Region Treks?

We’ll be serving traditional trekking food such as dal bhat (the Nepali national dish of rice, dal and vegetables), pasta, soups, potatoes, bread, fruits, eggs. We’ll try where possible to use fresh local goods. We’ll serve portions big enough to match your calorific needs. If you have special dietary requirements, please let us know.

How deadly is Manaslu Region Treks ?

The Manaslu is the 54th-deadliest avalanche in history by estimated death toll (11). The top 10 avalanches by death toll are: Huascarán avalanche, White Friday (1916), 2015 Afghanistan avalanches, Winter of Terror, 2012 Afghanistan avalanches, Lahaul Valley avalanche, 2010 Salang avalanches, 1918 Mitsumata village avalanche, 2012 Gayari Sector avalanche.

How high is Manaslu ?

Manaslu is the eighth-highest Himalayan peak / passe by elevation (8,163 m). The top 10 Himalayan peaks and passes are: Mount Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Dhaulagiri I, Manaslu, Nanga Parbat, Annapurna I.

What type of mountain is Manaslu?

Manaslu (also known as Kutang) is the eighth highest mountain in the world. … The name was later changed to Manaslu, which is derived from the Sanskrit word Manasa and can be roughly translated as Mountain of the Spirit. The first ascent of this peak was in 1956 by T. Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu (Japanese expedition).

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