Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit Trek is a recently open tea house trekking in the Gorkha district. It is known as the virgin trekking trail of Nepal with a unique culture and natural beauties. As Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley is a restricted area trip, you need to be a minimum of two people in a group and require a special trekking permit to visit. The eighth highest mountain in the world “Mt. Manaslu (8,163m)” was climbed for the first time by the Japanese Team in 1956. After this, it has been well promoting the trekking destination all over the world.
Normally Manaslu Circuit via Tsum Valley Trek starts from Arughat Bazaar after a 7/8 hours scenic drive to Kathmandu by local bus or private vehicles. But now a day you can start the trip from Lapubesi, take a jeep from Arughat Bazaar, this makes one day shorter on your trip. If you are looking for a longer trip on the of the batten trail, there is an alternative trail from Arughat to Manbu, Kashigaum, Keruja and get at Tatopani. The Manaslu trekking trail at Yaruphant has replaced by Cantilever Path Way (first Cantilever Trail of Nepal, 195 meters) washed away by the river, after hit earth quickly on 25-April-2015. The Cantilever PathWay is added more attraction for the Manaslu Trek. Some people are dying to see Cantilever Trail then a mountain. But you need to be dear climbing about 1080 meters in a first-day trek. Then the trail follows Budhi Gandaki River bank with traditional settlements, rice trace, beautiful jungle, landscape, waterfall, and mountain scenery. When getting an entry into the Manaslu Restricted area at Jagat, and then you will visit Tsum Valley first. As it is a sacred valley, not allow killing or sacrificed any animal above the Chhekamparo village. Very old Chorten, Mane wall is seen in the middle of the wide trail, which you feel really holiness. People here are similar to Tibetan, they are following Bonpo Buddhism, so their culture, tradition represents of hundred years back Tibet’s culture. Still, some people of this area are following the polyandry marriage system as their unique tradition.
The trip in Tsum Valley is known as Home Stay trekking (staying overnight at a local house and having the same meal whatever local). Malaria Cave (real footprint of Melaripa from 11th century), Rachen Gumpa (nunnery monastery), and other monasteries are interesting to visit. If you like to explore Gumba Lungdan and Ganesh Himal Base camp you need to buy two weeks permitted. Mu Gumpa is the highest point of the Tsum Valley trek, the view from here is spectacular including Pashubo, Kipu Himal, Ganesh Himal range, and Lower valley. Then, the trail retraces until Lokpa and heading to the Larkya La Pass (5,160m) through the Lho Gaun, Sama Gaun, Samdo, and Dharmashala. Those are amazing villages for Mountain View and people's daily life hood. Most of the teahouse has WiFi internet service, hot shower, and a net and clean bedroom. Nowadays, Larke Pass with Tsum Valley can do 19 days to above 28 days by skip a few days by the drive at the begging and end of the trip.
Manaslu Circuit Trek with Tsum Valley ends at Dharapani (the Annapurna Circuit Trekking main trail), you will take a bus to Beshisahar and drive back to Kathmandu. Or you may walk until Beshisahar also following a traditional tracking trail. We at Nepal Mother House Treks organize Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trekking by expert local Guides and Porters accordingly to your requirements. You are welcome to experience in recently open Manaslu Circuit Tsum Valley Trek.