Manaslu region is called after the mountain's name Manaslu Himal, also known as Kutang Himal. Manaslu means “mountain of the spirit,” which comes from the Sanskrit word Manasa (intellect or soul). Manaslu Himal is the eighth-highest mountain in the world. It lies in the west-central part of the Gorkha district, and the altitude is 8,163 m (26,781 ft) from sea level. Toshio Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu were the first to climb Manaslu Peak, who climbed on May 9, 1956. Himalchuli (7,893 m), Ngadichuli (7,871m), Shringi (7,187), Langpo (6,668m) and Saula (6,235) are the major high peaks in the region. Manaslu region was declared The Manaslu Conservation Area by Government in December 1998 under the National Park and The Wild Life Conversation Act. The area of the Conversation Zone is 1,663 square kilometers. This region is rich in natural resources as well as cultural heritage sites. Manaslu is also famous for various purposes; climates, significant peaks, ethnic groups, flora and fauna, trekking in the region, etc.
Above 5000 m (16000 ft), snow is the permanent cover in the mountain and the peaks. Within a short distant variation, the climate zone becomes hot to freezing according to the altitude. In the subtropical climate zone, average summer and winter temperatures widely vary; in a temperate climatic zone, the summer temperature would go 22 to 25 °c, and the winter temperature goes from -2 to -6 °c. And also able to experience snow and frost. In a subalpine zone, snow occurs from December to May, and the annual temperature is 6 to 10 °, while in an alpine climate, the snow is permanent.Major peaks
In the Manaslu region, there are so many peaks, but the major peaks are Mount Himalchuli (7,893 m), Mount Ngadi Chuli (7,871 m), Mount Shringi (7,187 m), Langpo (6,668 m) and Saula (6,235 m).
Nepal has so many ethnic groups and cultures just within a short distance variation. Different castes, culture, attire, and local daily activities; their perfect harmony and respect for each other. Two ethnic groups, Nubri and Tsum, inhabited the region.
Floras and Faunas
Over 110 species of bird, 33 mammals, 11 butterflies and 3 reptiles are found in the Manaslu region. Grey wolf, Himalayan musk deer, Blue sheep, Asian black bear, Himalayan goral, woolly hare, black-lipped pika and highly endangered animals, Snow Leopard and Red Panda. In birds, Blood pheasant, Golden Eagle, Himalayan monal, kalij pheasant, snow cocks, Griffon vulture, crimson horned pheasant, etc., are found here. Hunting was banned long before in the country, which has helped the wild lives prosper.
In most parts, there are three types of vegetation; Low Hill, Middle mountain and High Mountain, which includes different kinds of forests and species. Most prominently, rhododendron, Himalayan blue pine, Medicinal herbs and aromatic plants are found in the Manaslu region.
Trekking in the region
The Manaslu region offers many trekking routes and options. The Manaslu trekking was opened for trekking in 1992 AD. Tea house trek, camping and adventure trek are the significant activities that can be done. Manaslu circuit is a well-known trek of all time. Trek starts from Arughat Bazaar in Dhading district; Arughat is a small town on the Budi Gandaki River's bank. After passing several streams and suspension bridges, our trek becomes a wilderness adventure for the Manaslu region. After seeing Mt. Manaslu region’s scenic views and walking weeks of long walks, picturesque snow-covered Larke La Pass 5106m will appear, then after a few days; the trek ends at Besisahar. The company will provide you licensed and familiar guide for your better trek experience. Not yet modernized and commercialized, the lifestyle of the local people is unique and yet traditionally rich in every aspect.
Why Manaslu trek?
There are numerous reasons behind ‘Why Manaslu trek.’ While trekking, we have an excellent opportunity to encounter so many things. During descending and ascending, you will find various climates, vegetation, wildlife diversity, local culture, attires, perfect harmony between religions, etc., within a short distant variation. You will undoubtedly be happy with the decision to trek in the Manaslu region of the Nepal Himalayas. Rather than ‘Why Manaslu,’ you should be questioning yourself, ‘Why not Manaslu?’ and your life will change for the better.
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