Situated in the Gorkha District, Manaslu (also known as Kutang) with its 8,163 meters (26,781 ft) is the eighth highest mountain in the world. It is one of the most famous destinations due to its physical scenery, rich local heritage and biological diversity, the sensational mountain vistas, fascinating culture and biological diversity, elevations from 600 to 5200 meter of the remote region. This region has recently been de-restricted and opened to international tourism. Lies in the lap of Gorkha, near a Tibetan border Manaslu offers us the breathtaking Himalayas such as; Mount Manaslu (8163 m), Mt. Ganesh Himal Range, and others breathtaking snow-capped peaks. the major attraction of this trek is the Larkya Pass (5125 m), which also offers you a breathtaking view from the top of Larkya Pass. Trekking through the beautiful Budi Gandaki Valley with the mountain people settlement make this trek worth visiting.
The meaning of this mountain comes from its name, which means “Mountain of the spirit”, originates from the Sanskrit word Manasa, implies “intellect” or “soul”. Toshio Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu who were members of a Japanese excursion climbed first time on Manaslu on 9 May 1959. That is why some British consider that Manaslu has always been a Japanese mountain. It is one of the enthralling trekking mountains and also it is extremely rich in natural beauty and cultural heritage. It offers a variety of adventure trekking options for trekkers. We start the trek from the fascinating old city of Gorkha, the antique kingdom of the Shah Dynasty that has a mixed Buddhist and Hindu culture.
During the way of Manaslu, trekkers will get a chance to views some of the magnificent Mountains such as; Himalchuli, Shringi, Langpo, Ngadi Chuli, and Saula, including the majestic Mt. Manaslu. furthermore, they will also see its glacial lakes, Waterfalls, and various floras, and faunas. The most interesting things about this trek are close interactions with the native ethnic groups living around the routes which provide a great opportunity to augments multi-cultures insights in the trekkers.