The Manaslu Tsum Valley trek is one of Nepal’s crown jewels of unique experiences, a mystical place with Buddhist monasteries and nunneries, spinning peace wheels, and the deep-throated call of long Tibetan horns rumbling along distances.
It’s a place bathed in the warmth of its peaceful people and their persevering belief in the sanctity of all life a landscape of patchwork valleys, terraced fields, and majestic Ganesh Himal ranges adding to the much-vaunted sceneries.
Manaslu Tsum Valley trek is rapidly gaining popularity as the region of choice for those seeking an all-round mountain experience that encompasses everything a trekker would expect in the Himalayas – an adventure-filled journey of layered landscapes ranging from semi-tropical to pure alpine, precipitous trails winding through myriad waterfalls and dense rhododendron and pine forests.
Thread-like suspension bridges hanging incredibly high over thundering whitewater rapids, breathtaking mountain scenery and majestic Himalayan peaks, all rounded out by the classic conclusion of a picture-perfect, Buddhists peace-flag high pass to complete the journey.
Throw in the ever-present mule and yak teams delivering the basic necessities of life through the valley, plenty of wildlife waiting to beguile at every turn of the road, and the resilient and ceaselessly optimistic inhabitants with their friendly attitude, and you truly have one of the most amazing experiences in Nepal.
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The Manaslu Tsum Valley trek starts by following the banks of the Budhi Gandaki, spectacularly tracking back and forth across the river through spidery suspension bridges to the Tsum Valley threshold.
The amazing views of the Ganesh Himal and Siringi Himal ranges unfold as the trail leads to Lopka, while the lush landscapes from Chhokoang Paro give way to the valley’s alpine regions and to the cultural time capsule represented by the local Tibetan community, with its numerous Buddhist retreats, monuments and the general atmosphere of spirituality that pervades the entire valley.
The return leg into the valley gives trekkers the chance to visit Ganesh Himal Base Camp and its beautiful view before heading back to the Budhi Gandaki road.
The trail leads up and down to magnificent Mt. Manaslu through dense forest and ancient mani walls until it breaks free from the semi-tropical environment and reaches the cooler mid-valley area, where time spent acclimatizing at Sama Gaon allows rest, a climb to Manaslu base camp or a less difficult trip to Pungen Gompa and its picturesque surroundings.
Also, the village of Samdo a day’s further march along offers a day hike along an ancient route to the neighboring Tibet border. The trek climaxes after a night at Dharamsala (4460 m) with the rewarding achievement of cresting at Larke La (5160 m) before descending to Bhimthang and finally Dharapani for the return trip to Kathmandu.
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Manaslu Tsum Valley is a trek around Manaslu combined with the mythical Tsum valley discovery. 8th highest peak of the world, Manaslu is beauty beyond imagination.
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