Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley is a culturally rich and exceptionally beautiful trekking route - also regarded as the hidden treasure of the Himalayas. Tsum valley is a sacred Himalayan pilgrimage site - a pristine valley in the northern Gorkha district of Nepal - part of the inner Himalayas.
The route to round Manaslu and Tsum Valley follows through the Budi Gandaki river and the opening point is Chhokangparo. Local residents in the area are the Tibetan group of "Tsombo". They welcome you with their traditional Tibetan Chiya (butter tea) and authentic local meal.
You get the chance to drink a completely different taste of tea! Most notably, people here never slaughter animals, even as a sacrifice to the gods.
The Valley is also extremely rich in cultural assets, dotted with gompas (Buddhist monasteries), chorten and mani walls. The longest mani walls (over 250 m) are located in Dzong and Phurpe. The Manaslu Tsum Valley also preserves the steps of the great Buddhist Yogi Chyuchin Milarepa and the story of Guru Padmasambhava's association.
Tsum Valley is surrounded by Buddha Himal and Himal Chuli in the west, Ganesh Himal in the south and Sringi Himal in the north. Moreover, this draw is located in the Manaslu region. It can be combined with the Larkya La pass, the attractive view of Himalchuli (7893 m), Manaslu (8163 m), Ganesh Himal, Ngadi Chuli (7879 m) or (peak 29) and other mountains.
You will be mesmerized by the beautiful landscapes.
Another notable attraction of Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley trek route is the variety of floras and faunas. Above all, this part has the incomparable beauty and rich mix of Tibetan and Nepalese culture. Thus, it offers a true adventure for visitors as you find mountains and valleys covered with diverse and untouched ecosystems.
Many hikers definitely want to take this section for fantastic mountain views, rich culture, and feelings that can’t be expressed in words. Finally, several tea houses, guest houses, and lodges are being built in this area for the feasibility of the trekkers. Hence, camping trips or tea house trekking are viable options.
Highlights of Manaslu Tsum Valley
- Hidden Treasure Trekking trail.
- Culturally rich and extremely beautiful.
- The trail follows Budi Gandaki River.
- Many Gompas, Chorten and Mani walls.
- Preserved steps of Buddhist Yogi Chyuchin Milarepa.
- The story of Guru Padmasambhava.
- Flora and fauna.
- The blend of Tibetan and Nepalese culture.
- The attractive views of Himalchuli, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Ngadi Chuli, and many more.