Tsum Valley
Tsum Valley

Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trekking

Trekking to Manaslu and Tsum valley is trekking in remote areas of Nepal Himalayas. Most remote areas trekking Manaslu and Tsum are spectacular than many others. The rough trekking trail is with less crowded of trekkers. Basic tea house trekking lodges have built-in both Manaslu and Tsum valley region. Friendly and hospitality peoples, living Buddhist cultures, Tibetan lifestyle and untouched wildlife in the area is making this trekking as untouched and remote area trekking in Nepal.    

The name Tsum came from a Tibetan word “Tsombo”, which meaning is VIVID in Nepali. Tsum valley is rich in unique culture, mountain, wildlife, freshwater Rivers, years old monasteries, and Lamas. As per its name, Tsum is a combination of differential. It is also known as the hidden gems of Nepal. There are century-old monasteries and Nunneries. Milarepa meditated cave Piren Phu is still in the same position where we can find some proof of Milarappa meditation. Staying in inside accommodation of Mu-Gumba and direct touch with local Lamas activities is really a marvelous. Another exploration of the biggest nunnery Rachen Gumba, where the only nun practices typical Buddhism. Get in touch with local peoples and their lifestyles by staying at their local homestay accommodation. Also can visit another untouched valley, towards Dumje with the oldest nunnery, Gumba Lungdang (3,200m). A day hiking to Ganesh Himal Base camp from there is reaching 4,200 miters with spectacular Ganesh Himal and glacier following the bottom of Himalayas.

Manaslu (8,156m) is a mountain of Spirit; it is the eight highest mountains in the world. You can see a marvelous view of Mount Manaslu from very near in this trekking. Trek comprises sub-tropical Himalayan foothills to arid Trans Himalayan high pastures which bordering Tibet. The trekking route follows an ancient salt trading route along the Budhi Gandaki River. Passing through the green forest, several gorges, beautiful waterfalls, typical villages, and the highest pass Larke (5,235m).  

Manaslu and Tsum, both are restricted trekking areas, a special permit application for both region separately. Only registration Nepalese trekking companies are allowed to obtain permits. Compulsory trekking guide and a minimum of two trekkers are required. The permit can only obtain by a registered trekking office. Trekking enters through the Manaslu region so that the permit of the Manaslu Conservation area also needs to be issued. Besides that permit of Annapurna Conservation Area is also need if you are doing Manaslu circuit trekking through Larke Pass (5,213m) and end at Dharapani Annapurna.  

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