Mount Manaslu

Mount Manaslu is the eighth highest mountain in the world measuring 8,156 meters. It offers a unique opportunity to experience a reasonably untouched region of Nepal. It is extremely beautiful with perfect blend of nature and culture.

It is located about 40 miles east of Annapurna. The mountain was closed to travellers until 1992 and is currently under controlled a tourism policy.

This mountain has two summits and other ridges, peaks include Himalchuli, Ngadi Chuli and Bouddha Himal. It is also known as the Jewel of Middle West of Nepal because of its incomparable beauty and diversity.


Quick Facts: –

  • On an average, more than 2,000 tourists accomplish the Manaslu Circuit Trek every year.
  • This mountain was first climbed by Toshio Lmanishi and Gyalzen Norbu in 1956. They both were members of a Japanese expedition.
  • The Manaslu trek begins either in the town of Arughat Bazaar or Gorkha Bazaar and ends in Besisahar.
  • Besisahar is also the starting point for the Annapurna Circuit Trek.
  • Manaslu Circuit Trekking can be accomplished either way, camping or staying at tea houses.
  • The most difficult part of this track is crossing the Larkya La Pass which is at a height of 5,214 meters.
  • The entire trekking route is prone to the consequences of landslides, monsoon rainfall and land falls.
  • The Manaslu region also includes the Tsum Valley Trek that has beautiful views of the four 7000 meters peaks of the Ganesh Massif.
  • The Tsum Valley is located in northern Gorkha. It is also considered as a holy Himalayan pilgrimage.
  • The mountain has permanent snow cover all year round above 5,000 m.
  • The region has grey wolves, snow leopards, deer and even exotic butterflies.