Manaslu Region is located in the western-central part of Nepal, named after the mountain Manaslu which stands tall at 8,156m, there are many things to do in order to explore this beautiful part of the country. Stretching at a land of 1,663 square kilometers (642 sq. mi) includes a lot history with its ancient salt trading routes. The circuit area of Manaslu was open to the public fairly later and hence can still be considered as one of the more offbeat trails. The versatility in the ranges of treks available in this area cannot be denied, some of the more popular trails include Lower Manaslu Trek, Tsum Valley Trek, and Manaslu Circuit Trekking.
The Lower Manaslu Trek includes a lot of history, this was the area in which Nepal's first King worked to unite the country, and ideal for anyone who is interested in the brave history of Nepal, the area includes many historical sites to explore. Along, with the ranged of historic landmarks, the area is highly ecological and often surrounded by greenery. The region falls at a relatively lower altitude so is ideal for leisurely exploring the palaces, caves, Gorkha bazaar, and experience Laprak village with their distinct architecture. Tsum Valley Trekking, on the other hand, offers you remoteness, seclusion, and views of the spectacular Manaslu Mountains and Mt. Ganesh.The place also includes breath-taking hot water springs, nature's “hot-tub”, where one can de-stress after a day of exploring. While the travelers hike, it is not uncommon to be graced with striking wilderness and Buddhist influences, providing you with nature filled serene experience. Amongst all of these trails, the most popular has to be the Manaslu Circuit Trekking, this trekking experience at the height of 8,156 meters gives you a panoramic view of eight highest mountains in the world. This trek is great for advance trekkers as the altitude rises to 5100m at Larkya La pass.
The treks to Manaslu have a range of options for both the leisure-seeking traveler to more advanced travelers that enjoy a bit of a challenge, the trek to this area will you give deep insights on how Nepal came to be due to its major attraction Gorkha where the most historic events took place.