Manaslu Tsum Valley trek takes you to the magical Tsum Valley, also known as the hidden valley, in the northern part of the Gorkha district. The region was closed to visitors up until 2008 when it was finally opened for group trekkers. Special permits are directly issued by the government of Nepal for those wishing to visit the region.
Tsum Valley joins Tibet to its north and has a geographical feature much like Tibet with the arid landscape. In fact, the people living here are of Tibetan ancestry and follow Tibetan Buddhist culture. Ancient and medieval Buddhist gompas, Chortens, mani walls, and caves adorned the Tsum Valley. Polyandry is a unique cultural practice only found in Tsum Valley however that is fast changing with the pace of migration and modernism. You can visit several ancient Buddhist Gompas of the region including the popular Milarepa Cave, Rachen Gompa, and Mu Gompa. The towering presence of Mt. Manaslu known as Mt. Kutang (8163m), the eighth-highest mountain in the world, over the region is a sight not to be missed. Manaslu Tsum Valley trekking takes you to the base camp of Mt. Manaslu at 4800m while magnificent views of many Himalayan peaks such as Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal, and Boudha Himal. The highest point reached along the trek is the Larkya La at 5,106 meters. The trekking offers a rare opportunity to experience a variety of ecological treasures from temperate and alpine forests and terraced green fields to deep gorges, waterfalls, and glacial rivers.
The Combine Manaslu circuit with Tsum Valley is recommended to trek with professional local trekking companies that are well-known for the local people, culture, and language. Our field staff is carried from the Manaslu region and is very much friendly with their local language and customs. Join us for your memorable holiday. After the accomplishment of the Larke La pass, trek down to Dharapani then we transfer to Kathmandu or Pokhara by bus. One can continue to Annapurna Circuit from Dharapani if you wish.