Trekking in the Manaslu Region is comparatively a new destination as the region was open for the trekkers only in the early 90’s. Since, it has not been long opened people can experience the local culture and tradition of the place mostly undisturbed and intact. Manaslu region is bordered by Budhi Gandaki River and Marshyangdi River. Manaslu, a mountainous region in northern part of Gorkha District, has a fragile but diverse natural resource base and a rich cultural environment. The trekking trail that the trekkers follow lies between the altitudes of 1000 meters to 5200 meters above the sea level. Hence, it covers varied landscape and a wide range of bio-diversity in it. The trekking area lies under Manaslu Conservation Area project. Manaslu Conservation Area is a prime habitat for the elusive snow leopard, grey wolf, musk deer, blue sheep and the Himalayan Thar.
Manaslu Region: Manaslu has a lot to offer to the trekkers, like the striking landscapes, the beautiful scenery of the majestic Himalayan ranges and high altitude glacier lakes to rich biological and cultural diversity. On a clear day mountains such as Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh Himal Range, Sringi Himala, Naike Peak, Larky Peak, Cheo Himal, Ratna Chuli, Kangaroo Himal etc. can be viewed. Besides, nature Manaslu region is also famous for the culture. Most of the people here follow Tibetan Buddhism. The culture is equally attractive and most follow Buddhism. The rich cultural heritage is evident in the several large Buddhist monasteries like Shringi Gompa in Bihi, as well as Mu and Rachen Gompas in Chhekampar. On the way one can witness the traditional mani walls (stone tablets engraved with mantras), chorten or stupas and Kanis along the path (round religious structures in Tibetan Buddhism often housing relics and surrounded by prayer mills.) which are of high importance to the locals.
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