The Manaslu region lies in the western Nepal, is one of the finest adventure destination along the sublime territory to enjoy the breathtaking views of the Himalayas. The region is named after the eight highest mountain of the world- Mt. Manaslu (8163m/26781 ft.). The word Manaslu comes from Sanskrit word “Manasa” meaning “intellect” or “soul”, which literally means “the mountain of the spirit”. The region was only opened for the trekkers since 1992 and become best alternative of regular route encountering awe-inspiring landscape, art, culture and lifestyle in the Lap of stunning Mt. Manaslu and crossing over the most dramatic Larkya Pass (5160 m).
The Manaslu region treks starts from Arughat and follows the ancient salt-trading route along the steep sided Buri Gandaki River. The valley is border to Tibet and inhabitant mainly by two ethnic groups-Tsum and Nubri, following Tibetan Buddhism. The region is marked with the monasteries, mani-walls, chortens, and the religious landmarks. The peaks like Ngadi Chuli, Himala Chuli and Boudha surround the Manaslu and could catch the spectacular view of Mt. Manaslu while reaching Logaon. The highest point lies in the north of Manaslu is Larkya-la, a glacial saddle lies at an elevation 5160m. The region is also a home of snow Leopard, pandas, Himalayan tahr, black-lipped pika, grey wolf, horseshoe bat, Himalayan mouse-hare, Asian black bear and lynx. Being naturally and culturally spectacular, the area is protected as Manaslu Conservation Area under National Trust for Nature Conservation with an objective to conserve and sustainable management of the natural resources and rich cultural heritage as well as to promote ecotourism for the betterment of livelihood of the locals.
Manaslu region treks offers Manaslu Circuit Trek and Tsum Valley treks, requires restricted area permit from government. The area was highly affected by the devastating earthquake of April, 2015. Now, the region is opened for trekkers and climbers offering Tea-house trek.