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