MANASLU TREKKING INFORMATION

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ABOUT MANASLU

 

Manaslu Circuit Trekking is one of the best off-the-beaten-path treks in Nepal known for its solidarity and untouched natural beauty. Manaslu Circuit trek is an exotic off-the-beaten trail that lets you explore the pristine region of Nepal. It is considered to be a moderate level trekking with cultural, historical and natural tours and a maximum elevation of 5160m at Larkya La Pass. The total length of the Manaslu Circuit trekking is around 177 kilometers. The entire route is adorned with the perfect views of the snow-clad mountains, unique combination of rich cultural heritages and adventure amidst vantage points with incomparable beauty and rare bio-diversity.

As Manaslu Trekking Information the Manaslu Mountain Trail Race is the most adventurous yearly trail race head amidst the mountains in Manaslu region. Runners from around the world gather in Manaslu every year to participate and enjoy the magnificent beauty accompanying them throughout the race.

 

 

WHY MANASLU TREK?

 

In Manaslu Circuit Trek you see the influences of Tibetan Buddhism in various places along this trek. The scattered settlement of Nuri people in the Tibetan border and their culture is one of the major things to explore during the trek. Tibetan Buddhism inspired culture and fascinating festivals is one of the unforgettable things to experience in the Manaslu region. As Manaslu Trekking Information  The jaw-dropping natural beauty of forests, rivers, waterfalls and flora and fauna of the Manaslu region. The adventure starts through the lush green lower hills inhabited by Indo-Aryan Hindus. Then the middle hills by the Tibetan-Burmese, Magar, Gurung and Tamang people on the Budhi Gandaki River.

Manaslu Circuit Trekking trail passes through several farmlands, bamboo,rhododendron, oak, and pine forests. From lush tropical in lower lands to the scattered alpine up the altitude, your get to cherish everything that the biodiversity of this region has to offer. As Manaslu Trekking Information it offers the right combination of rich social legacy, unexcelled degree pleasant heavenliness, and furthermore the interesting Tibetan social order with its wealthy mountain natural different qualities.

Nepal Lion Trekking organize Manaslu Circuit Trek – 12 days, Manaslu Circuit Trek 14 – Days  and Manaslu & Tsum Valey Trek – 16 days.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FIRST CLIMB TO MANASLU

 

Toshio Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu were first to the climber to Mount Manaslu on 9 May 1956. Before them in 1950, H.W. Tilman was the first European who made his attempt after he unsuccessful trek to Annapurna IV.

In 1952, Japanese reconnaissance party reached around 5275 meters after monsoon season on the east side of mountains. In 1953, the Japanese team of 15 climbers led by Y.Mita via the northeast face K. Kato, J. Yamada and S Ishizaka made a summit around 7750 meters before turning back.

After them many Japanese teams have climbed the summit of Manaslu but got failed. Mount Manaslu called Japanese Mountain and also known as Killer Mountain because of its frequent ice-fall, and high altitude trekker gets sick or killed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

 

–  Cross one of the highest passes in the world – at Larkya La Pass at 5,106 meters.

  Jaw-dropping natural beauty of the forests, rivers, and flora in the Manaslu region.

  Abundant wildlife including Tahr (Mountain Goat), Agali (Blue Sheep), Pika (Highest living Mammal), Himalayan      Marmots and, if you are lucky Snow Leopard.

–  Stunning view of some of the highest peaks in the world- Manaslu, Cheo Himal, Himlung Himal, Nemjung, Gyaji        Kang, Kang Guru, and Annapurna II.

  Closely inspect the life of Nuri people- typical denizens of the region.

 

HOW TO GET PERMIT

 

As Manaslu Trekking Information, the Rules & regulation of Nepal’s Government, Manaslu Region has been declared as a restricted area. As a result Independent trekkers are not allowed in Manaslu Region and Trekkers must process all the document to obtain a special permit from Registered Trekking Agency.

You cannot issue an individual trekking permit for Manaslu. The government rules also state there must be a minimum of two trekkers in a group, where local trekking guide is compulsory. But don’t worry J if you are single trekker, you can join group trekking organized by Nepal Lion Treks.

Three different permits are required for the Manaslu trek are:-

1. Special Restricted Area Permit for Manaslu (Manaslu RAP)

2. Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP Permit)

3. Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP Permit)

If you are trekking to Tsum Valley an additional Permit is required. There is no need to obtain a TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) card for Manaslu Trekking.

 

ABOUT TRANSPORTATION

 

Soti Khola is the starting Point for trekking in Manaslu region. You will drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola by Local bus which takes about 8 hrs. The 160 km drive will be on a nice, paved road enjoying the views of hilly areas.While completing the trek you can get local jeep from Dharapani to Besisahar which is 3 hrs of drive. From Besisahar you have a choice to go from Kathmandu, Pokhara or Sauraha. Nepal Lion Trek can arrange Private Jeep/Bus also for you Trek.

 

 

ACCOMMODATION (FOOD & TEAHOUSE)

 

Manaslu Circuit trek one of the best tea house treks in Nepal. Most of the trekkers prefer to stay in teahouse as it is convenient and easy. However, if you prefer to go for campining trek Nepal Lion Trek can manage it. Teahouse provide you a sngle rooms with attached bathroom but at higher region you will get a twin-sharing room and common toilet. Tea hose provides you a pillows, mattresses and warm blankets (Nepal lion trek provides you Sleeping bag for the free during trek). There is heatng system in the dining room of every tea house. The teahouse has a menu with a wide variety of food which serve both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEPAL VISA ON ARRIVAL

 

Yes, you can get on arrival tourist visa at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Most of people can obtain visa on entry to Nepal. There are some countries visa will needed to be organize prior to traveling. $30 for 15 days of visa from the date of issue, $50 for 30 days and 125US$ for 90 days tourist visa. You can apply online visa (http://www.online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/).

 

INSURANCE FOR TREKKING

 

As Nepal doesn’t have have mountain rescue insurance.We suggest you to buy insurance policy in your country. Personal Travel insurance which has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation is compulsory. Regarding Manaslu Trekking Information you should buy medical and mountain evacuation insurance for trekking up to 5500m. Nepal Lion Treks provide Emergency Evacuation Assistance Service (The cost of the helicopter, hospital and necessary transport are not payable by the company).

 

TELEPHONE/INTERNET WHILE TREK

 

Most of the teahouse provide you Internet facilities while trekking but you have to pay extra amount for using it. Manaslu region also has good coverage of Phones network.

 

EQUIPMENT LIST FOR TREK

 

–  Head

 (Sun hat or scarf, winter hat or insulating hat or wide brimmed hat, Headlight with extra batteries)

–  Face

 (Sunscreen, Sunglass with UV protection, Face/body wipes)

–  Hands

(Light weight gloves, Heavy weight winter gloves)

  Body

(Hiking shirts, Long sleeved shirt, Hooded rain jacket, Fleece jacket, Light weight cotton pants, T- Shirt (bring Light weight wool), Polypropylene underwear, Down jacket (available in rent in Kathmandu), Sweater, Water proof jacket and pants)

  Foot wear

(Hiking Boots, Thick wool socks (Take an extra pairs of thick light socks)

  Essential gear

(Backpack or daypack, Thermal bottle, Water purification, Trekking pole, Sleeping bag)

–  Toiletries

(Medium size drying towel, Tooth brush, Tooth paste, Deodorant floss, Bio degradable bar soap, Nail clippers, Small mirror)

–  Personal accessories

(Money, Watch, Cell phone, Camera)

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