Around Manaslu (restricted area)

16 Days

Manaslu , which means “Mountain of the Spirit”, is the eighth highest mountain in the world, and is located in the Mansiri Himal, part of the Nepalese Himalayas, in the west-central part of Nepal. Manaslu was first climbed on May 9, 1956 by Toshio Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu, members of a Japanese expedition.

The Manaslu region offers a variety of fascinating treks, the Manaslu Circuit being one of them. The Nepalese Government only permitted trekking of this circuit in 1991 and it is still a Restricted Area where we need special permit acquired from the Department of Immigration to trek in this region.


The trekking trail follows an ancient salt-trading route along the Budhi Gandaki river. This trek not only provides views of the snow-covered mountains of the Himalayas but also allows close interaction with the different ethnic groups who live in hill villages scattered along the trek route. This region provides a rich variety of landscape and vegetation as it comprises sub-tropical Himalayan foothills to arid Trans-Himalayan high pastures bordering Tibet, covering six climatic zones.

The Manaslu valley is also a sanctuary to many highly endangered animals, including Snow leopards and Pandas. Over 110 species of birds, 33 mammals, 11 butterflies and 3 reptiles have been recorded in this area. An estimated 1,500-2,000 plant species grow here of which many are valued as medicinal herbs and aromatic plants.


  • Trekking along the Great Himalayan Trail through an ancient trade route to Tibet.
  • Restricted area, which means away from the insanely busy tourist highways.
  • Sanctuary to many highly endangered animals, including Snow leopards and Pandas
  • Rich in flora and fauna
  • Breath taking views of mountains, lovely forest sheltering remote hamlets and their little fields, and high country
  • Larkye la - 5140 m


Day 15 :


Service Include

  • All internal transportation, in private vehicle.
  • Services of English or/and Swedish speaking guide.
  • Cook, kitchen helpers, porter’s and sherpa’s assistance.
  • 4 nights in tourist class hotel on bed and breakfast basis while in Kathmandu.
  • Welcome dinner.
  • Half day guided city tour with lunch.
  • Use of a personal trek pack consisting of a duffle bag, down jacket and sleeping bag with a fleece inner-liner.
  • Full camping facilities with seelping tents, dining tents with tables and chairs, cooking tents and toilet tents.
  • All meals while on trek with afternoon tea/coffee service on arrival at the campsite.
  • Restricted Area Permit.
  • National Park fees.
  • Staff insurance, tourist service fee and all taxes applicable as per state law.

Service Excludes

  • Personal accident and rescue insurance. You must provide your own rescue insurance
  • Mineral water, beer, soft drinks and extra tea/coffee outside of normal meal times.
  • Private room accommodation in Kathmandu unless a single supplement is paid.
  • Optional tips to guides and porters.
  • International airport departure taxes.
  • Visa costs.
  • Helicopter evacuation in the unlikely situation, although we do arrange for it and make the necessary documents so that you can claim from your insurance.


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Around Manaslu (restricted area)

Trip Info

  • 125 Km approx.
  • 2660 m
  • 5140 m
  • Mar/ Apr & Oct/ Nov
  • Lodges and camping