Manaslu Trekking is the most adventurous trekking that takes you to the foothills of the eighth highest peak in the world: Mt.Manaslu (8156m). Manaslu trek is a dream destination for thousands of Fairless travelers from different parts of the world.
Manaslu trekking is all based on lodges. Trekking in this region is quite challenging. However, it also depends on the proper planning and trekker's capability. Here is the list of possible challenges during the Manaslu trek.
Here is the list for successful trekking in the Manaslu region.
Updating the weather forecast before heading towards the Manaslu trek will reduce the difficulty. The Autumn and Spring season offers stable weather and stunning views. The moderate temperatures in these seasons are perfect to trek easily and enjoy the views.
Proper packaging includes trekking shoes, bags, trousers, jackets, water bottles, and other requirements based on the different climatic seasons will surely make your trek successful.
Physical and mental fitness is a must to have a successful trek. The proper training for at least two weeks before the Manaslu trek is a must to complete it successfully. Similarly, it also makes you ready for the trip by improving your stamina and bearing capacity. For this, you could go for 6-7 hours of the hike on local trails before the weeks of the Manaslu trek.
In addition, mental exercise and a proper diet on the trek are a must to enjoy it to the fullest. You have to mentally be prepared to walk a long distance and spend a night in simple tea houses where all facilities are typical.
Manaslu trekking region is less explored, and sometimes you have to walk a rough trail in the Manaslu region. So, trekking in the Manaslu region with experienced guides and porters would be the best way to complete this trek successfully. An experienced guide will guide the right routes and about the Himalayan lifestyles, Tibetan cultures, and traditions of the locals, and make easy for foods and accommodations.
This trekking requires long days and a heavy backpack. Thus, trekking with a porter will lower your loads and enjoy the trek to the fullest.
Altitude Sickness is a big challenge while heading up near Mt. Manaslu. The highest altitude on the Manaslu trek is Larkya La Pass at 5106m, and there is a risk of altitude sickness. Thus, acclimatization is a must to cope up with the altitude. Ensure that you have enough days for proper acclimatization during the Manaslu trek.
Similarly, walking at a slow pace is all we need to reduce the chances of getting altitude sickness.
One who ascends to a higher altitude without proper physical and mental fitness and acclimatization will easily suffer from acute mountain sickness. Headache, nausea, dizziness, muscle pain, shortness of breath, and High-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) are the common symptoms of the AMS. To avoid altitude sickness, you should learn the symptoms of AMS and be aware of its symptoms. The altitude sickness can quickly get from moderate symptoms to the worst. Thus, quick action needs to be taken after the AMS symptoms are seen.
For more information about high altitude sickness and its prevention tips; Please see the article on High Altitude Sickness Prevention Tips.
Most of the local tea houses are available in the Manaslu region, and the facilities on these tea houses are not fancy as in the city areas. However, people give you a warm welcome and treat you with warm hospitality. Thus, before trekking, you should make up your mind that you will not stay in fancy hotels. Moreover, bathroom facilities are not as fancy as in the city, so you should be mentally prepared to face the simple lodges.
In addition, camping in the Manaslu region is very famous. You could carry a sleeping bag to prevent from cold, whether you stay in tea houses or camping.
Eating nutritious food is a must in streak to recharge all those lost calories while walking in the Manaslu region. Balancing your diet when you lose your appetite is very important during the trek.
Dal Bhat is a traditional meal on a regular basis in Nepal, which comprises vegetables, rice, lentils, and pickles. Manaslu trekking region is a rising trekking region in Nepal. You can hardly find the international menus in this region. Only a few restaurants serve all foods like Thukpa, Trendruk, french fries, spring roll, mo: mo (Veg, Non-Veg), trekkers breakfast, soup (veg, and non-veg), and Pizza (Veg, Non-Veg, and Cheese). Although, the food quality is not the same as in the city.
It would be healthier if you avoid meat products and eat veg while trekking. Since meats are usually carried from a long distance because animal slaughter is not allowed in this region, thus you can’t have fresh meat here. And carrying your favorite chocolates, protein bars, and other treats would be the best.
Keeping hydrated during a trek is a must to avoid the weakness of your body and altitude sickness. During the Manaslu trek, you will walk for about 5-7 hours a day, where your body can lose water quickly while trekking. Make sure you drink plenty of water in the early morning and during the trek and always fill up your bottles wherever you get a chance, like lodges and tea houses.
On average, when you are in mountains you should drink about 5 liters of water per day. You can get both boil and mineral water in the tea houses of the Manaslu region. Also, make sure you carry chlorine or iodine tablets for water purification.
Exposure to the sun in the high altitude zone even at lower UV rays can be harmful. Wrinkles and sunburn are high in the Manaslu trekking region. Putting sunscreen, sunglasses, sun hat, and full sleeves t-shirts are essential needs while trekking in the Everest region to prevent the effect of sun rays, wind, and dust.
The high altitude zones of the Manaslu region can get cold even in the warmest season, thus it is always better to carry the necessary stuff to keep yourself warm. Ensure that you have packed warm clothes like fleece, hat, gloves, jacket base layers, and sleeping bags. The weather in the high altitude zone of Manaslu can change quickly and can even get too wet and harsh situations even on a sunny day. Thus, a backpack with hardshell pants and jackets, gaiters, and raincoats will be the best to protect from rain and snowstorms.
Atm is not available on the higher region of the Manaslu trek. Thus, withdrawing money from an ATM in Kathmandu before trekking would be the best way to enjoy it to the fullest. You can carry sufficient money and exchange it for Nepali rupees on arrival.
Also, we recommend you to travel with the reputed travel company to complete the trek memorable and safe. For more information, you can contact us.