Manaslu Trek & Tsum Valley Blog

“adventure on the hidden corners of Far North Mid West Himalaya”

Introduction:

An amazing adventure around Nepal North Mid-West Himalaya with fascinating views around high valleys on Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley of Happiness where you can have exciting time around traditional villages of upper Manaslu and Tsum areas with exceptional views of Manaslu range of mountains with massive Ganesh Himal on daily walks.

A magnificent adventure with Nepal Base Camp trek expert guides leads you on Manaslu Circuit & Tsum Valley, where you can experience a life time adventure within spectacular views of beautiful landscapes and towering peaks of North Mid West of Nepal.

Manaslu Circuit, a remote and isolated area in Nepal’s North Mid-West Himalaya, at present it is highly getting popular due to its beautiful scenery of dramatic landscapes in the shade of high land Manaslu people traditional villages, where its origin comes from Tibet with similar culture and Buddhist religion.

Manaslu Circuit trekking offers grand views of world 08th  highest Mt. Manaslu (8,163 m), 10th highest Annapurna I (8,091m / 26,545ft) Annapurna South (7,219m-23,693ft), Gangapurna (7,455m-24,457ft) and Annapurna III (7,555m-24,787ft), including Mt. Machhapuchare (Fish-tail) at 6,997 m with massive Ganesh Himal or Yangra (7,422 m / 24,350 ft).

Manaslu Circuit & Tsum Valley trekking begins with exciting drive from Kathmandu to reach at Arughat village within Gorkha district of Nepal Mid West, after an interesting drive walk follows raging Buri-Gandaki River fed from the glacier of Manaslu Mountains, as our walk leads further to its many river sources around high land of Manaslu area.

Adventure leads to many interesting villages of Philim-Jagat-Dyang and Lo Gaon to reach at the main village of Manaslu area at Sama gaon, where you will have rest day to explore its local culture and impressive views of the country with majestic Mt. Manaslu.

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As the walk progress with acclimatization days at Sama-gaon and Samdu villages reaching at the base of Larkya pass in Dharmasala or Larkya phedi, and then next early morning climbing up to the highest point of the adventure on top Larkya-la at 5,106 m high with exceptional views of surrounding snow peaks.

A long descend brings you back into lovely forested areas at Dharapani village where popular Annapurna Circuit trekking trail joins with Manaslu route.

From Dharapani our walk ends with a drive back to Kathmandu after an overwhelming adventure Around Manaslu & Larkya with grand service of Nepal Base Camp cheerful guides and staff.

On the journey to beautiful Tsum valley leads you within traditional villages beneath towering Ganesh Himal also known as Yangri in local language, daily walks soaks you with exceptional views within backdrop of Tsum cultural villages interwoven of Tibetan Buddhism, where the border to Tibet a mere distance from high Mu Gompa a monastery, where our walk takes you to witness its pristine surrounding.

Tsum Valley known as valley of happiness or “Beyul Kyimolung” in native Tsum and Tibetan languages, where local have migrated from Tibet some 300 years ago bringing in rich culture and custom where the Tibetan origin religion and custom still retains to this day around this high hidden country of Tsum Valley, this remote and isolated Tsum villages located on the laps of great Ganesh Himal.

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Our journey to Tsum Valley of Happiness leads on the same route of Manaslu trail for few days, and then our adventure diverts towards hidden and complete wilderness to reach fascinating villages of Chumling, Chokhan-paro, Nele and around high Mu Gompa including a visit of Rachen Gompa where you will be spellbound with its dynamic scenery of mountains and dramatic landscapes.

After exploring its rich cultural villages and old interesting monasteries, our journey concludes heading back following the raging Buri-Gandaki River downstream to warmer areas of Arughat and Soti-Khola villages for the drive towards Kathmandu with fond memories and fantastic time in and Around Tsum Valley of Happiness.

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Trekkers always comment about bridge crossing when on a trek in Nepal. Not all bridges are modern and some are missing planks giving you a scary, windy view down to the river below. In general, the bridges on the Manaslu Trek are mainly sound – or they were until the earthquake. For instance, the bridge before Machhakhola was damaged by the earthquake and the trail moved to pass along the river bed. During...

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