Manaslu & Tsum Valley Trek
Manaslu region of Nepal is the untouched and newly famous trekking region located at the west-central part of Nepal. The region also conserves the natural resources, cultural heritage and wildlife too. It also helps to promote the livelihood of the inhabitants. Manaslu is the name of the peak which is the eighth highest mountain of the earth. Mount Manaslu is 8163 m and has an elevation of 26781 ft height above the sea level. Manaslu is the great trekking trail of Nepal with lots of hidden beauty inside the region. Manaslu can impress anyone on the earth with its hidden beauty.
Manaslu region is the land with many unexpected galleries and Tsum valley is one of all. Tsum Valley is the hidden heritage and most remote village of Nepal. The real meaning of Tsum valley is ‘holy hidden valley of Happiness’. The valley is situated in the northern part of Manaslu Himal and is a wonderful gem you must visit in your life. The inhabitants of Tsum valley are called Tsumbas. People of Tsum valley follow Buddhist culture. This beautiful valley holds the history of ancient art, culture, religion customs and thinking.
Details Manaslu & Tsum Valley Trek:
Manaslu & Tsum valley trek is a delightful journey that lets you enjoy the walk along the Nepal-Tibet border. Trek around Manaslu and Tsum valley offers you unexpected moments of your life. Vivid Gumpas like Rachen, Mu Lungdang, ancient carved stones, Mani walls, Himalayan views, and Tibetan culture are some of the major highlights of this trek. Similarly Manaslu and Tsum trip gives you the excellent views of many mountains like Sringi, Ganesh, Baudha, Himal Chuli, Manaslu and amazing Annapurna ranges. Trekking to Manaslu and Tsum valley focus on hidden wilderness, natural and cultural beauties. You will walk in the perfect harmony of natural beauty with an enchanting view of Mount Manaslu and Annapurna.
Manaslu & Tsum valley trail starts when a scenic drive begins through the Middle hill head beyond Arughat at Soti Khola. This trekking trail crosses lots of ridges and villages rising to Philip. In the valley, you will get to see different grown crops like barley, maize, buckwheat, potatoes, and others. The trip offers you a chance to explore the traditional beliefs of the people and also a chance of their amazing traditional welcome. However, the Manaslu region is highly influenced by the Buddhist culture so you can see Buddhist tradition and the way of living of people. The people of this valley are very innocent and kind. They speak their own unique dialogue, wear their traditional warm dress, and usually eat their traditional meals.
One of the biggest achievements of this trek is a climb to Larke La Pass. Larke La Pass is the highest point of this trek which stands at the height of 5220 m. This is the point from where you can see the view of many breathtaking high peaks even rare view of Annapurna massif. This highest pass is worth to visit and could be the perfect photo spot for you. Everything that we see on the way during the trek reflects the Tibetan Buddhist culture and this brings positivity in your mind and helps to move forward. During the trek, our guide will brief you about the thing you encounter on the way to Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek.
Hiking to Manaslu & Tsum Valley opportunity to observe flora and fauna along with endangered animals like Himalayan that, wolf and you should feel lucky if you see blue sheep on your way. One of the most interesting and amazing of this region is that people of here still follow Polyandry system for the marriage. In this system, in the day of marriage all the brothers of in a family marriage to the same girl. Mainly the Tsum valley will make your day fantastic by offering the breathtaking vistas of vivid high Himalayas. Also, the inhabitants of this place are amazing and generous and are always ready to help others.
However this Tsum Valley and Manaslu region trip is highly influenced by Buddhist culture, people are very faithful toward Buddha and his teachings. Kyimu Lung is a famous and main pilgrimage center for meditation. Milarepa and Padmasambhava are the popular Buddhist yogis of the region. It is believed that these yogis have meditated in the caves of this Himalayas. Loshar is the main festival celebrated by the people of this region. The area has not been affected by modernity and their culture remained the same as it was centuries ago. Many ancient Tsum palace or Kingdom still can be found here.
For Manaslu Tsum valley trekking, a special restricted permit is required. Separate permits one for Manaslu area and other for the area of Tsum valley. This round Manaslu trek and palace is really tempting for all visitors or trekkers. Adventure of this trip leads a scenic and steep climb Larke La Pass that offers fantastic scenery. Then our walk ends joining the trail at Manang region and similarly driving back to Kathmandu with your team after an unforgettable journey.
The highlight of the Manaslu & Tsum valley trek –
- A beautiful scenic drive from Kathmandu to Arughat and Beshisahar to Kathmandu.
- Promoting ecotourism to improve the livelihood of the local people.
- Great views of the amazing landscape, monasteries.
- Visiting different stupas like Rachen, Mu, Lungdang, ancient carved stones, Mani walls, prayer flags, and Himalayan views.
- Great chance of viewing massif Manaslu, Himchuli and Annapurna along with Tibetan culture and monasteries.
- Experiencing Tibetan lifestyle and culture and walk in the border of Nepal and Tibetan.
- Walking through the tropical green hills surrounded by pine and oak forest.
- The opportunity of visiting a hidden gem of Manaslu region, a Tsum valley.
Trekking to Manaslu region is one of the best cultural and best natural trekking trail. Tsum region valley has highly influence of Tibetan Buddhism. Thus Manaslu and tsum valley trek is classical trekking trail in Manaslu region.