Nar Phu valley trek

To trek remote and an ancient villages of Himalayan region Nar Phu valley trek is destination. From this trek you can view Annapurna II, Gangapurna, Himlung Himal and Tilicho peak. This will be breathtaking moment for you. This trek will take you to through pine forest from where you can see Flora and fauna.  Animals like snow leopard are seen here. This trek will take you the ancient monasteries along with Kang la pass. This trek will pass through the chortens the gate way of Nar Phu valley to the upper Manang. In this place in Tibet area we can see unique colorful prayer stones. You can Tibetan village which is built of stones.

 This trek starts from Kathmandu we drive to Koto. Then our trail ahead to Meta in we can see a plain land with small number of houses. You will get lodges in Meta with Wi-fi and phone signals. There are small lodges but they are clean and you will be provided tasty food here. We will explore Nar Phu village and spend a day with the villagers and involving in cattle farming. If you are able to hike to Himlung Himal base camp. We will hike.

Best season for this trek is spring season in this period weather is clear so you can see the view of Himalayas easily.

Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu Circuit trek is often regarded as one of the best treks in Nepal and is now a great alternative to the Annapurna circuit trek. Less than two percent of trekkers go to Manaslu and because of this Manaslu trek is remote and physically demanding, yet at the same time, it is also culturally enriching and uplifting.

Manaslu trekking trail takes you from the steam-filled lowlands with their terraces of rice and millet, through the grand gorges of the Budi Gandaki with its turquoise waters and amazing waterfalls. You will also come across cultural diversities and natural scenery with high altitude dreamy glacier lakes.

Larkya La Pass (5160m)

Up north, is the snowbound Larkya La Pass next to the Tibetan border. At an altitude of 5167 meters, the mostly snow covered and icy Larkya La Pass is also widely believed to be one of the most dramatic passes crossing the Himalayas. As you make you ascent, suddenly a great glacial cirque bursts into view. A stupendous wall created by Cheo Himal, Himlung Himal, Gyaji Kang and Kang Guru, casts down a stream of glaciers, while Annapurna II rises ahead. In every sense, the 5,200m pass is the high point of the Manaslu circuit.

Looking back the way you have come gives a clear view. But by far the most amazing view comes after you have left the pass and walk along a corridor to the west because this is where you will encounter Mani Walls, Prayer Wheels, monasteries, Chortens and other Buddhist monuments.

The isolated villages that you encounter upon in this trail serve as a perfect definition of Nirvana. The inhabitants in the highlands of this trek are influenced by Tibetan culture.  You will encounter few trekkers because of the trail’s remoteness and moderate fitness required to hike it. Thus some prior trekking experiences will be beneficial to the travelers. However, those who don’t have any such experiences can try exercising few weeks prior to the trekking.

Manaslu circuit trek is a government regulated because it’s a restricted area as well. You must take permission prior to organizing treks for Manaslu region. And this is part of the appeal of Manaslu, as this trail receives far less travellers than your usual Everest Base camp trek or the very famous Annapurna Base Camp trail.

Even though the trail is relatively wild and remote compared to other treks, these regions are well equipped and have moderately fair trekking facilities. There are numerous tea houses at every stage of your journey, so you don’t have to bring tent or camping materials.

And if you are worried about the scenery, fear not as Manaslu Trekking provides you all Nepal has to offer. You’ll trek from the subtropical jungle at lower elevations, through the Himalayan foothills to the high, cold and challenging crossing of the Larkya La above 5,100 out of the major Nepalese treks. Nevertheless, it is still an adventurous 126 km (80 miles) drive from Kathmandu to Soti

Manaslu Circuit Trek is definitely a first choice for those who are looking to avoid the beaten path and prefer to become truly one with nature.

Restricted Region

Some areas in Nepal are protected as Restricted Areas where travelers need to get authorization to visit. The main reason for restriction is to protect the natural and fragile environment & culture of the area from the outer influence. Restricted region trekking requires at least two trekking members along with specified officer to get access inside the area. Restricted Area trekking trail usually lies at the border of Nepal and Tibet and were opened for trekking from 1,991.

The western restricted area trekking trail lies in rain shadow area behind Himalayan chain and remain dry and high similar to Tibetan plateau. People living in this area are poor and live in scatter hamlets rearing herds to high summer pasture. Trekking in restricted area of western region in Nepal unveils the stunning scenery and thrilling earthy color of all shades. Upper Mustang, Manaslu and Dolpo region region are the restricted area for trekking in western region Nepal.

The eastern region restricted area trekking pass through lush farmland and stunning forest range with variety floral and faunal species. Since it does not falls under rain shadow area, rain can fall at any time of the year. Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is fully teahouse trek with great possibility of camping near North or south base camp. In the contrary, Dolpo region is fully camping trek that allows full camping remote Kharkas.

Restricted Area Trekking in Nepal is demanding and requires full physical fitness and stamina for success and the reward is way more incredible in comparison to normal trekking area of Nepal.

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