Manaslu Region

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The ‘Manaslu region’ is also known as Manaslu Conservation Area. It covers a 1663km2 area in the northern Gorkha district of Nepal and declared as a conservation area in 1998. It offers visitors a glimpse of pristine natural and cultural traditions. It has the beautiful scenery of the majestic Himalayan ranges including Manaslu I (8163m) – the eighth highest peak in the world. Other attractions are high-altitude glacier Lakes and Buddhist monasteries. Ecologically MCA has a diverse range of habitats that boasts of rare flora and fauna such as snow leopard, lynx, musk deer, red fox, jackal, brown bear, and their prey species such as blue sheep, Himalayan Thar, Himalayan serow, and Himalayan marmot. It is also home to a variety of birds like snow partridge, Tibetan snowcock, Himalayan griffon, Golden eagle including diverse plant communities.

How to get there: It’s a day bus journey from Kathmandu to Machha Khola, Gorkha and the walk begins from here through the Budhi Gandaki valley before crossing the Larkya La (5160m) – mountain pass and descending to Dharapani in the Manang district. We offer a multi-day trek as indicated under the Manaslu region. Take a look!

 

MCA FACT SHEET:
MCA declared: 1998.
Total Area: 1663sq. km.
Major Ethnic Group: Chhetri, Braman, Mangar, Gurung, and Tibetan.
The highest peak: Manaslu I (8163m).
Major Destinations: Chhokang Paro, Mu Gomba, Sama Gaon, Pengyen Gomba, Manaslu Base Camp and Samdo village.
Trekking highest elevation: Larkya La 5160m pass.
Lakes: Kal Tal, Birendra Tal and Ponkar Tal.
Bio Climatic zone: Sub-tropical to Nival.
Economy: Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Seasonal Migration (Trade and Labour), Tourism and Service in the Army.
Plants: 2000.
Mammals: 39.
Birds: 201.
Reptiles: 3.
Butterflies: 11.
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