Manaslu Tsum valley circuit trek is a most interesting and immersive cultural experience on offer to trekkers, a living breathing Buddhist culture that’s been preserved from the ravages of the outside world for centuries in its isolated and well-protected valley and scenically magnificent and diverse wilderness treks convenient, complete with the Manaslu Himal standing in peaceful brightness over the encompassing landscape. This Trek is one of the most Beautiful and Nepal’s crown jewels of cultural experiences, a holy sanctuary of Buddhist monasteries and nunneries, spinning prayer wheels, and the deep-throated call of long Tibetan horns rumbling across the distances.
The Manaslu Tsum valley trek begins by following the banks of the Budhi Gandaki, tracking back and forth across the river in spectacular fashion via spidery suspension bridges through to the threshold of Tsum Valley.
Manaslu Tsum valley circuit trek is fast increasing in popularity as the area of choice for those seeking an all-round experience of the mountains that includes everything that a trekker could hope for in the Himalayas – an adventure-filled journey of layered landscapes ranging from semi-tropical to pure alpine, precipitous trails winding by myriad waterfalls and dense forests of rhododendron and pine, thread-like suspension bridges hanging impossibly high over thundering whitewater rapids, epic mountain scenery, and spectacular Himalayan peaks, all rounded out by the classic culmination of a picture-perfect and prayer-flag festooned high pass to round out the journey. Throw in the ever-present mule and yak teams delivering the basic necessitates of life through the valley, abundant wildlife waiting to beguile at every turn of the pathway, and the resilient and ceaselessly optimistic inhabitants with their welcoming demeanor, and you truly have one of Nepal's most amazing experiences.
Exploring an astonishingly layered route that provides everything a trekker could ask for scenically and culturally.
One of Nepal's most complete treks yet one that is serene and peaceful by comparison to some of the busier trails elsewhere
The Manaslu region's superb mountain vistas, countless cascades, and tumbling waters of the Budhi Gandaki
The living Buddhist culture of Tsum, with its numerous monasteries, nunneries, Chortans, and other monuments.
The final push and sense of accomplishment on reaching Larkya La
Exploring this multi-layered region requires a number of permits, as both Tsum Valley and Manaslu are restricted areas that require a licensed agency and a government-registered guide to lead visitors through the area. A minimum of two people is also required for each party. For more detail please do not hesitate to contact us or visit our permit and fees blog.