Manaslu trekking region is recently getting popularity because of its natural beauty and cultural experience.Manaslu region is being considered the best trekking trail area by many trekkers these days because of its awe-inspiring natural beauty, cultural diversity and less crowded nature compared to Everest and Annapurna. Lying to the east of Annapurna, this region is a home to world’s eighth highest peak Mt. Manaslu (8,163 meters/ 26,781 ft). Considering other trekking regions, this region is newly opened (in early 90s) to foreign visitors and the area is still preserved and almost unexploited. Trekking in Manaslu region is the best choice for trekking enthusiasts seeking for wilderness and unspoiled remote village experiences. The major highlights of Manaslu region are stunning landscapes, breathtaking view of Himalayan panorama, cascading waterfalls, old Buddhist monasteries and stupas, beautiful ethnic villages and lush forests of rhododendron, blue pine and bamboo. Furthermore, the region has varieties of fauna including wildlife such as barking deer, pika, Himalayan marmots, etc and birds like pheasant, raven, chough, etc. Trekking trail in this region is through various picturesque local villages inhabited by various ethnic people. People of Tibetan tribe following Tibetan culture inhabit several villages in this region. Gurung and Tamang people also inhabit the region. The famous sacred Hindu temple Manakamana Temple is also in Gorkha district of this region. Manaslu region is undoubtedly one of the best regions for trekking in Nepal.
Manaslu region provides variety of trekking options. This region is suitable for tea-house treks as well as camping treks as it provides off the beaten tracks too. Some of the popular treks in Manaslu region are Manaslu Circuit Trek, Manaslu Base Camp Trekking, Manaslu Larke Pass Trek, Tsum Valley Trek, etc. If you are wondering for the best time to trek in Manaslu region, consider September to May since the weather is suitable for treks compared to other months.