Manaslu Base Camp

By Sarika

01 May 2022 16:09 PM | UPDATED 2 years ago

01 May 2022 16:09 PM

Manaslu Base Camp is one of the amazing route trekking trails in Nepal. It is more fascinating than other base camp treks in the Manaslu region of the Asian country Nepal. The total duration of this trek is 18 days. It trek is the perfect holiday package for those who love adventure. 

so it requires perfect physical fitness for walking in the snow for more than two weeks with heavy bags. While traveling to Manaslu Base Camp it rounds the Manaslu Himalayans Range. Trekkers can see an amazing panorama of snowy, Oak forests, rhododendrons, a Variety of landscapes and cultures, and many more Himalayan summits. You will be greeted by the Tibetan family. From the base camp of Manaslu, you can see the beautiful three peaks which are also known as Japanese peaks. This trek is more challenging than others in the Manaslu region. And it is the perfect trekking destination for those who love nature the most. 

Table of content

  • About Manaslu Base Camp
  • How difficult it is?
  • Cost of Manaslu Base Camp trek
  • Permits of Government
  • Required Documents
  • Things you have to take 
  • About Manaslu
  • History of Manaslu

1. About Manaslu Base Camp

This is the primary campsite of Manaslu which is used by Mountain climbers. Trek to Manaslu Base Camp is an amazing 18 days holiday destination in the Manaslu region of Nepal. Yet in this base camp, there are more tourists in this region due to the popular route. This is an adventurous destination for domestic as well as international tourist. From the Manaslu Base Camp, trekkers will be greeted by the face of Manaslu Himal. To see other peaks from there, the best weather is to visit Manaslu Base Camp in Spring and Autumn. 

Manaslu Base Camp

2. How difficult is the Manaslu Base Camp?

It is the initial step of the climber to reach the top of the Manaslu Mountain. Thus, it is a Challenging for this trek but the result of this trek is amazing. It is difficult to trek because the base camp altitude is 5215Meter from sea level. where the air is thinner and you may suffer from altitude sickness. If you like adventure then Manaslu Base Camp is the best trekking sport. But it demands the best physical fitness and intense willpower. You have to prepare yourself physically and mentally for this trek. It is tough the trek. You will feel amazing by the beautiful pace of the Manaslu mountain. This trek offers the trekker many mountains views, old Tibetan cultures, natural diversification, and remote villages. Also, you will feel the pure traditional lifestyle of the people of the Manaslu region of Nepal. So it is difficult to trek to Manaslu but the consequence of this circuit is breathtaking. 


3. Cost Manaslu Base Camp Trek

The cost of trekking to Manaslu Base Camp depends upon you. Because if you travel in a group then it depends upon you and your circle. Its means how much money you use there while traveling. And if you go through the trekking agency, they are charged according to their policy. 

According to the trekking agency, the price range for the best-supported climb rang. It covers all the transportation charges from Kathmandu to Soti Khola by bus, base camp tents, lodging, accommodation, trekking guide, and other facilities as per the need. So this payment range is normal according to the trekking route.   


4. Permits for Manaslu Base Camp

Due to strict rules, a new permits system has been made and implemented in this Region. In this region, you are not allowed to visit solo. According to the government of Nepal, there must be more than two people in the group for this trek to get permits. According to the trekking information the old trekking permits have been replaced by the new local entry permits there. To get a full permit, you have to fulfill many requirements which are followed below

  1. Special Restricted Area Permit for Manaslu (Manaslu RAP)
  2. MCAP(Manaslu Conservation Area permits)
  3. ACAP( Annapurna Conservation Area permits)

1. Special Restricted Area Permit for Manaslu (Manaslu RAP

According to the rules and policy of this region, a permit is required from Jagat before you cross Sama Gaun. The cost of this permit depends upon 

The number of days you spend there. 

2. Manaslu Conservation Area Permits

After crossing the Sama Gau you need another permit from MCAP.

MCAP stands for the Manaslu Conservation Area which includes a major portion of the trek.  MCAP permits are required for you to get entry to the Manaslu Conservation Area. It requires from Philim, where the Manaslu Conservation area starts.

3. Annapurna Conservation Area Permits

ACAP means the Annapurna Conservation Area which includes a major portion of the trek.  ACAP permits are required for you to get entry to the Annapurna Conservation Area. 

If you are planning to trek to  Manaslu Circuit, you must obtain Annapurna Conservation Permits that consist of TIMS & ACAP permits. These permits cost in total 5000 NRS, which is less than $50 per person. It seems quite more. But according to the trekking days and the ways it is minimum and cheap rate. 

However, a TIMS permit is not necessary for Nepalese people but ACAP is mandatory for all. 

5. Things you have to take while trekking to Manaslu Base Camp 

  • Skullcap
  • Water and windproof Jackets
  • Waterproof Pants
  • Hands and foot cover
  • A scarf
  • Down Jacket
  • First Aid kit 
  • Sunglasses
  • Reusable Bottles 
  • Maps
  • Sleeping bag
  • Gloves (take extra in the bag)
  • Quick-drying t-shirts
  • Thermal T-shirt
  • Raincoat
  • Take things at your own pace
  • Thermal Pants
  • Tents(If you are going solo)
  • Medicine as per the guide
  • Sleeping Bags
  • LED headlamp
  • Trekking Poles 
  • Waterproof Boots 
  • And the things as per the guide

6. About Manaslu Mounatain 

Mountain Manaslu lies in the west-central part of Nepal. It is the world’s Eight-highest mountain. It is also listed among the 14 peaks of the world which have more than 8000 meters in height. The name Manaslu comes from the Sanskrit word “Manasa”  which means “Soul”. The current height of Manaslu Mountain is 8163 Meters above sea level. It lies in the Thoche, Dharapani, and Samagaun Village Development Committee of Manang and Gorkha districts in the Western Development Region of Nepal. 

Manaslu was first summited on May 9, 1956, by Toshio Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu, members of a Japanese expedition. That’s the reason the Manaslu is known as “Japanese Mountain”. Mountain Manaslu is the highest mountain in the Gorkha district. 

At last, we can conclude that, if you are planning for Manaslu Base Camp Trek then you must have to train yourself physically and mentally. You have to make yourself fit and increase your willpower for this trek. Because it is more challenging for this trek. You have to take a trekking guide from the expert. And maybe the above-mentioned information will be helpful for you. 

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