Situated close to the popular trekking region of Annapurna is the picturesque Manaslu region where the world’s eighth highest mountain Mt. Manaslu (8,163m) lies. Being so near the Tibetan border, Manaslu region falls under the category of Restricted Area for trekking. Due to this it still lacks the huge quantity of foreign trekkers visiting it when compared to other popular trekking regions such as Everest and Annapurna region.
Bordered by the Marsyangdi River and Budhi Gandaki River, one can even consider Manaslu region as a place of extreme adventures. Going through the scenic mountain trek route within Manaslu region, you can expect to see some very stunning views of the Himalayan mountains along with the northern skyline in the background. It is often clearly thought that the fascinating Manaslu region holds a great diversity of flora and fauna which can add an extra feeling of getting lost in the wild aspects of Himalayan nature. Trekkers who like travelling around places where very few trekkers come each year then a trek to Manaslu region can be very fitting for them.
This region in particular has not been affected by the alarming concerns which come up with the encroachment of land areas by modern facilities. For this reason, Manaslu region can appeal to many travelers and adventure seekers. Gurung and Tamang communities commonly occupy this region while the pine and rhododendron forests cover most of the trek routes available in this region. Glistening glaciers can be found in tremendous majority around here and with the assistance from Manaslu Conservation Area, this place provides a serenity for wild animals and birds to flourish extravagantly. However, there are some very demanding trek trails which include Manaslu Circuit Trek and requires trekkers to possess an above average physical fitness level.
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