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Manaslu Region

The Manaslu region has a rather alluring aura, which can be clearly displayed by the factthat it was a restricted region until 2008. This region is ripe for exploration and is touted bymany as the better yet quieter version of the Annapurna region. Blessed by the raging Budi
Gandaki River and the soaring Mt Manaslu (8163m), this region has loads to offer in termsof natural beauty, plus the Tibetan influenced culture and traditions makes it even moreappealing.

 

The buzz in the Manaslu region in recent years has rocketed and part of it is due to the panoramic display of the 8000 meter plus mountains like Manaslu (8163m), Annapurna (8091m), and Dhaulagiri (8167m) along with others that rise up to 7000 meters. The
Manaslu region can be explored either through the ancient kingdom of Gorkha or by the quaint riverside settlement of Arughat. The treks like Manaslu circuit trek, Tsum valley trek, and Larke Pass trek go through the majestic Manaslu Conservation Area. It covers an area
of 1663 sq.km and is home to mountains up to 8163 meters of height. The region is home to a great variety of wildlife and birds, which can be seen as you walk in its seductive trails decorated by rhododendrons. The Tsum valley enchants travelers with its unique lifestyle
and culture, added the beautiful settlement is illuminated by Mani walls and Chortens.
with people from all castes of Chhetri, Brahmin, Magar, and Gurung, the Manaslu region showcases the diversity of Nepal. A typical journey in the Manaslu region comprises of walking along the river banks of the Machha Khola, Soti Khola, praying at the Rachen and
Mu Gompas and learning the Nepalese way in villages like Bihi, Lho, Samagaon, and Chumling. One of the enticing aspects of the Manaslu region is the Larke La pass (5160m), which provides spectacular scenery of the snow-laden environment and a feeling of accomplishment.

 

The best season to visit the Manaslu region is undoubtedly from September to December as the weather is great with picturesque scenery. Travelers are expected to have a moderate level of fitness as you have to involve in heavy climbing. The temperature at the higher altitudes tends to be cold whereas on the base it is warmer. There are options to visit in the winter as well but the snow may block some of the trails.

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