The Manaslu area in
Gorkha district is a classic setting to experience pristine
mountain nature and culture. With proposed plans for
conserving the heritages of the area, it is also an
ideal place for village tourism experience that Nepalâ€™s
famous for. The conservation area starts at 600 metres
and is crowned by the eighth highest peak in the world
Mt. Manaslu at 8,163 metres. The region is home to 29
species of mammals including snow leopard, musk deer
and Himalayan Tahr. There are over 20 species of birds
and three species of reptiles. Vegetation includes 200
species of plants, more than 50 of which are useful
for various purposes.
- Entry Fee Per Person Per Day:
- For Nepalese Nationals, Free
- For SAARC Nationals, Rs. 200/-
- For Other Foreign Nationals, Rs. 1000/-
- (Note: Entrance fee not required for children under
The entrance to Manaslu Conservation area is at Arughat
between Gorkha and Dhading. Arughat can be reached by
bus or car in about five to seven hours from Kathmandu.
Another entrance is at Daraundi in Gorkha from where
the normal route can be reached hiking via Sirdiwas.