Manaslu region is untouched and newly famous trekking region in Nepal. It is located in the west-central part of Nepal. Manalsu is a name of the mountain, which are the eight highest mountains in the world with the height of 8,156m. Nepal government has been declared Manaslu as Manalsu Conservation Area in December 1998 to conserve the natural resources, culture heritage, and wildlife and to promote eco tourism to develop livelihood of the local people. The area covered under the conservation zone is 1,663 square kilometres (642 sq mi) and is managed by the National Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC) of Nepal.
Manaslu region offers a range of trekking option to the travelers. Manaslu circuit trek, Manalsu Lower Eco Trek and Tsum Valley Trekking are some popular trekking route of this region. The popular Manaslu trekking route of 177 kilometres, skirts the Manaslu massif over the pass down to Annapurna. The Nepalese Government only permitted trekking of this circuit in 1991. The trekking trail follows an ancient salt-trading route along the Budhi Gandaki river. En route, 10 peaks over 6,500 metres (21,300 ft) are visible, including a few over 7,000 metres (23,000 ft). The highest point reached along the trek route is the Larkya La at an elevation of 5,235 metres (17,175 ft).