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Kissing Manaslu Trek FAQ'S

1. What is Kissing Manaslu Trek?
Manaslu Circuit Trek is a popular and adventurous trekking route in Nepal that takes you around Mount Manaslu, the eighth-highest mountain in the world. Kissing Manaslu Trek gets so much closer to Mt. Manaslu as if you feel like kissing it thus the name Kissing Manaslu Trek. 

2. Is the trek difficult?
The trek is considered a moderately challenging to difficult trek. It involves crossing high mountain passes, trekking through remote and rugged terrain, and dealing with varying weather conditions. Prior trekking experience and good physical fitness are recommended.

3. What is the best time to do Kissing Manaslu Trek?
The best time for this is during the pre-monsoon (spring) and post-monsoon (autumn) seasons. These months, from March to May and September to November, offer stable weather, clear views, and favourable trekking conditions.

4. Are there teahouses or lodges along the route?
No, and you need to organize a full camping trek with a guide and supporting staff, and camping equipment.

5. What is the highest point reached during the trek?
The highest point of the trek is Cherpe, which stands at an elevation of 3,300 meters above sea level.

6. Can I trek the Manaslu region independently?
No, trekking the Manaslu region independently is not allowed. It is mandatory to trek with a registered and licensed trekking company due to the restricted area regulations.

7. Is a permit required for the trek?
Yes, a special trekking permit called the Manaslu Restricted Area Permit is required for the Manaslu region Trek. It is issued by the Government of Nepal.

8. Can I trek the Manaslu region independently?
No, trekking the Manaslu region independently is not allowed. It is mandatory to trek with a registered and licensed trekking company due to the restricted area regulations.

9. What type of physical fitness is required for the Trek?
It requires a good level of physical fitness. You should be prepared for long hours of walking, steep ascents and descents, and changing weather conditions. Regular cardiovascular exercise and strength training are recommended to prepare for the trek.