About Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek
The Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek is a 22 days tea house trek taking hikers up close to the eighth highest mountain in the world – Mount Manaslu at 8,163m, and through the hidden valley of Tsum. It opened in the early 90s and kept nature's beauty secure from the outer world. It is a restricted area so even though it is open for trekkers now the beauty and vibes are full on the way.
The average day walk is 6 to 7 hours. This trek demands a good level of fitness to explore to its core.
The Tsum Valley on the journey has elevations exceeding 3,000 meters, does not requires crossing the Larkya La at 5,160 meters but sometimes takes a walk over snow and ice.
The walk as a whole has roaring rivers and waterfalls, difficult rocky pathways clinging to cliff sides, Gurung villages with terraced rice fields, lengthy suspension bridges (that test one's mental stamina), and mani walls, chortens, and other Buddhist temples, especially on the Tsum Valley route.
The people, culture, and geography of the Tsum Valley, also known as the Hidden Valley, are quite similar to those of Tibet.
The journey really passes quite near the Tibetan border. There is a chance to encounter Buddhist nuns and monks on this walk and visit Milarepa's Cave.
Additionally, keep an eye out for stunning mountain birds like the Lophophorus, which is Nepal's national bird.
There are breathtaking views of Mount Manaslu as well as the Simrang, Hiunchuli, Ngadi, Ganesh Himal, and Larkye Peak Himalayan ranges.
Likewise, Icefalls and frozen lakes, Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kangguru, and the enormous Annapurna II are seen in magnificence from Larkya La pass.
This trek is for people who want to go across various civilizations and varying landscapes all in one trip. A unique experience and stunning sights of snow-capped mountains are rewarded for your determined trip to the Manaslu region. This naturally and culturally enriched valley trekking varies from 1905m in Lhokpa to over 5093m at Ngula Dhojhyang pass on the Tibetan border.