Many trekkers always aim to find the latest and best trail possible, while many of these people seem to collectively agree that Mount Everest tops the all time favorite list and flock in the base camp to hike the great mountain during vacation – there is another hot spot for Trekking in Nepal which may not be widely known. Often overshadowed by the Everest, Mount Manaslu actually has as much to offer in terms of activities and beauty. Those who have hiked the Manaslu would argue that the hidden gem is not only more beautiful, but is also equipped with the best trail in the country. Read on to find out what is so special about Manaslu and how to plan your next trek in the region.
The dramatic backdrop of incredible Himalayan peaks and the breathtaking valleys make for an unforgettable views. This 8th of the highest summit in the world comes with a challenging trek that can can be done by people of various fitness level. The Manaslu Trek consists of six different climatic zones and is best visited from October through November. When planning for your next trek, it’s important for you to get everything planned beforehand – fail to plan is plan to fail after all right? Below is a list of the essentials:
There are three permits you must obtain: the Manaslu Restricted Permit to enter the region which costs $70 for the first week, Manaslu Conservation Area Project Permit (MCAP) and Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit (ACAP) which cost $20.
- Length of trek
The average days the trekkers chose to explore Manaslu is 14 days, but some chose to trek a bit longer for 17 days.
- Guide and porter service cost
While the trekking trails in Nepal are generally easy to navigate without a guide, you may get a guide for $25 per day – this cost includes food and accommodation.