The Manaslu is one of the world's fourteen highest mountains. With its 8'163 meters height, it is the eighth highest mountain in the world.The Manaslu which means "Soul Mountain" is located in the Gurkha district and is also known as Kutang. Manaslu Basecamp trek is starts from Manaslu Conservation Area and ends in Annapurna Conservation Area.
The Gurkha Himal forms with the Manaslu 8'163m, the Himalchuli 7'893m and the Ngada Chuli 7'835m a very dominant, independent mountain chain. It is bounded by the gorges of the Budhii Gandaki and the Marsyangdi, leading to the north side of the Himalayan massif, the relatively dry and heavily influenced Tibetan valley.
In the Manaslu region, we encounter various ethnic groups such as the Gurung, Brahman, Chhetris, Newari, Tamangs etc. In addition, the area is characterized by the Tibetan culture and Buddhism, and offers a number of animal and plant life.
Normally the trek has four main camps. Between the first and the second camp are a few crevasses to manage and between the second and the third camp slippery snow. Avalanches are possible between the third and the fourth camp. This trek can be done in different variants.