• Last Updated on Jun 10, 2023

Manaslu Conservation Area (MCAP)

In 1998, the Manaslu region was declared a Manaslu Conservation Area by the Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation under the National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act of Nepal.

Manaslu Conservation Area has spread over 1,663 sq. km. and is the third conservation area in Nepal. Manaslu Conservation Area borders Annapurna Conservation Areas in the west, Tibetan Plateau in the north, and east. The region houses the eighth highest mountain in the world, Mt. Manaslu (8,163 m).

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Flora & Fauna in Manaslu Conservation Area

Manaslu Conservation Area is a habitat of numerous species of flora and fauna including the rare ones. As per the data, there are 33 species of mammals, 110 species of birds, 11 species of butterflies, and 3 species of reptiles.

Likewise, the region also boasts diverse vegetation and ecosystem. There are 2000 species of plants, 11 types of forests that ranged from subtropical to alpine, and over 50 species of herbal plants. The conservation area is divided into three terrains; Low Hill, Middle Mountain, and High Mountain. Each of these terrains offers unique forests and related species.

People in Manaslu Conservation Area

Likewise, people from different communities reside in the area. All the ethnic groups are distinctive from one another and offer a range of cultures, norms, values, ethics, language, delicacies, and major festivals. Similarly, there are many monasteries, Chortens, Mani walls, and prayer flags throughout the trail that show the rich cultural heritage in the region. Despite being different from each other, the people here live in harmony and are super kind.

Trekking Trails in Manaslu Conservation Area

Talking about trekking and traveling, the Manalsu region falls under an unspoiled, tough, and exotic trekking destination, where that only handful of travelers gets to visit. The region is far away from modernization and is counted as one of the most isolated parts of Nepal. Traveling to this place is a lifetime opportunity that offers an amazing experience and breathtaking views.

Most popular trekking program in Manaslu Conservation Area

Manaslu Circuit Trek with Larke La pass

The Manaslu with Larke Pass Trek is one of the most popular adventure trekking in the Nepalese Himalayas. Find the detail of the trek on our Manaslu Circuit Trek page.

Tsum Valley Trek

Tsum Valley Trekking is also located in the Manaslu Region and near the Manaslu Circuit Trail. You can do the Tsum Valley Trail or also can combine it with the Manaslu Larke La pass for more adventures.


We can make itinerary to trek in Manaslu Conservation as per your need and we also have long and adventure itinerary for Tsum Valley and Manaslu Area. Let us know if you need tailormade itinerary.

Arjun Rijal

Arjun Rijal

Hello, Hi & Namaste from the Himalayas !!!

I am Arjun Rijal, Founder Director of the Outfitter Himalaya Holidays P. Ltd & working as a travel planner/consultant for Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet Travel. I love hiking, trekking, and traveling.

I have been in most of the trekking regions in Nepal, that include Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Base camp, Annapurna Circuit, Manaslu, and Langtang. I also have travelled to Bhutan, India & planning further travel to many other countries in the world.

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