About Restricted Region
Trekking in the Restricted Region has its different charm. Restricted Region trails are less crowded and usually in the most rural part of the country with untouched nature and ancient cultures. The Manaslu Circuit Trekking is also the part of Restricted Region trek that's why travellers must book through a reliable trekking company. Without a guide not get a permit and a minimum of 2 travelers are required.
Nepal has allocated a few parts as restricted regions. This is to prevent the overflow of international tourists. These regions are susceptible due to various reasons, including the climate and ethnic values, and hence Restricted Regions are carefully monitored by government officials.
Apart from the general trekking and Conservation Area or National Park fees, if you are travelling to a Restricted region, you will also have to pay additional Permit fees, varying from place to place. Further, single travellers are not allowed to trek in this region. There need to be at least two travellers travelling in the Restricted Region apart from your guide and crew members.
The permits are issued by government-registered Trekking Companies in Nepal. While the trekking permits can be issued before you arrive in Nepal, issuing the Restricted Region permits requires a hard passport copy of the traveller. So make sure you plan to stay for additional days in Kathmandu.
Accommodation and Facilities During Short Manaslu Circuit Trek 8 Days
Like the other trekking areas, there are simple lodges in the Manaslu Circuit. Manaslu is rural, but the accommodation is surprisingly comfortable despite having limited facilities. The warm local hospitality is itself a charm of every local tea house.
The bathrooms are common sharing facilities of hold and cold showers. You have a charging station in the main dining hall, which is the most happening place, where you get to bond with strangers with similar interests.
Who can join this Short Form Of Manaslu Circuit Trek 8 Days?
The Manaslu Circuit trek is challenging.
Trekking in Manaslu will take you back in time to the ruler and ancient setting, and that's the beauty of it and the very reason why this trek is challenging too. You will be on the highlands, cross Larkela Pass, 5167 m, and descend straight approx. 1,000 m down and other steep ascend and descend.
So, one should be physically and mentally prepared for this trek. We recommend indulging in fitness activities before the trip and consulting a doctor if you have any issues regarding respiration, joints and injuries.
Guide & Potters for the Trek
Manaslu is a restricted region, so it is important to have a guide. Further, Manaslu does not have many visitors, so it's best to have a local friend by your side who will not just guide you in the rural area but will also help unfold many facts and mysteries of the place.
Also, be mindful that now, it's compulsory to hire a guide while trekking anywhere in Nepal.
Hiring a potter is recommended. You will have to trek at a high altitude which can be physically demanding. Travel freely and enjoy your journey.
Safety and Security During Manaslu Trekking 8 Days
It might be subdued when we say Manaslu does not have many visitors, and it lies in the ruler area. But we have been mentioning that Nepalese are among the most friendly locals and you will surely experience it.
The trails are marked well, and with a guide and potter as your local friend, you do not need to worry much.
Also, being a restricted region, the region itself is guarded by friendly local government officials, so rest assured it's all safe.