A combined trek of Tsum Valley and Manaslu, it is a complete immersion in natural beauty. You will visit at the foothills of Manaslu, the world’s 8th highest peak, and explore the Tsum Valley, a hidden gem in the region. Recently opened for exploration, the valley is home to natural wonders of beauty.
We begin with a drive to Baseri, the beginning place of the trek. Trekking along the beautiful Budhi-Gandaki Valley, we will go to Tsum Valley. The trail is lined with old forests, pastures and picturesque villages. The bounty of Nature will overwhelm you as you come face to face with the mountains and the inherent ambience. Some notable peaks in view are Himal Chuli, Mt. Manaslu and Ganesh Himal. You will also cross Larkya-La pass, one of several high passes. Coming off as a cultural shock, your close encounter with the local people and their mores might even leave you with profound thoughts.
The remoteness and centuries of isolation has created a unique culture in this valley. One of the legends is that of the Yeti, believed to be originating here. You will quickly notice the Tibetan influence here, as people are still engaged in trade with Tibet. It might be surprising, but one could easily think they are in Tibet. With some of the finest views of peaks in the Manaslu region, this area is enriched with natural beauty. The trail passes through waterfalls, old monasteries and scenic landscapes – all with mountains of your background view. This place needs special permit for entry, which we will arrange on your behalf.
The accommodation during the trek will mostly be in tiny tea houses that will serve some kind of meal for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Surprisingly, there are few modern lodges opening along the trail, that provide luxurious stay at it barest. In some days, you will also stay at tented camps.
If you are here in November during the Dhajyang festival, you will see people celebrating the harvest of the year. The best time to visit here is in spring and autumn. You will need a good walking habit and a certain level of physical stamina to complete this trek. Since the trek is above three weeks, there are plenty of options for customizations. Please contact us for setting your preferences. It is a tough one, but a completely rewarding trek. The beauty is captivating and the experience is indeed, priceless!