Accommodation: Camping, lodges
Access: By bus to Dhading (87 km from Kathmandu) or to Besisahar (106 km from Pokhara) and then trek
Wildlife: 33 species of mammals including snow leopard, musk deer and Himalayan tahr; three species of reptiles
Birds: 110 species of birds
Vegetation: 1,500-2,000 species of flowering plants
Best Season: March-May, September-November
Park Headquarters: Prok
Added attractions: 11 species of butterfly
Entrance Fee: Nepalis - Free, SAARC nationals - NPR 200 per person per entry, foreigners - NPR 2,000 per person per entry
The trek on an ancient trail along which you enjoy authentic Nepali culture and hospitality, promises breathtaking views of Manaslu and other Himalayan peaks always on the background. You get to witness ancient cultures and the almost medieval lifestyle of the people as you trek up north towards the peaks.
Shielded from modernization and commercialization, the local people’s lifestyle has changed little over the centuries, thus retaining their purity. So your trek to Manaslu will be akin to time-travel. going back in time. The trail has teahouses along the way for a night halt, but one could opt for a camping trek and sleep under the stars.