Tsum Valley Manaslu Trek
Don’t you want to discover the less beaten ad virgin trail and unburned valley by the flame of modernization? If you are keen to do so, Tsum Valley Manaslu Trek is one of the best choices for travellers who come to Nepal. Tsum Valley Manaslu Trek is also considered as one of the remote areas trekking which was a restricted area trekking till 2008. Tsum Valley trekking takes you to a mesmerizing valley surrounded by stunning mountains. It is located in the northern part of Manasalu surrounded by Buddha Himal, Himal Chuli, Ganesh Himal and Shringi Himal. Actually, Tsum Valley was an important trade link to Tibet. Since it had a good connection to Tibet, the dialect in language, art, architecture, civilization, the culture will be unique to the visitors. It is truly a blessed hidden valley into the lap of the Himalayas. Most of the people’s religious and cultural practices are of Tibetan origin. People of Tsum valley still connect to Tibet more than to the cities of Nepal to supply their needs.
Relatively, Tsum Valley is less beaten and unspoiled by the footsteps of the visitors since it had its exposure to the tourist only after 2008. So, those who love the serenity and want a discovery on the typical Nepali culture and civilization which has a blend to Tibetan lifestyle, Tsum Valley trekking is an absolute destination. One interesting tradition of the people of Tsum Valley is: they still practice ‘Polyandry’. It will completely new for the outsiders. Trekking through the deep forest, witnessing classical settlements, terraced fields and mountains will be a fabulous experience while doing Tsum Valley Manaslu Trek.
Tsum Valley Manaslu Trek commences from Arughat after a long drive from Kathmandu –Arughat ( 7-8 hours). Arughat is a city located at the bank of Budi Gandaki river. The first half of the trek ascends the Budhi Gandaki Valley on good paths through a mix of deep forest, terraced fields and traditional settlements. As we leave the main Manaslu Trail for the Tsum valley, suddenly we have a feeling of entering truly into the both naturally and culturally enriched hidden valley. While on the trek, we also pass through the alpine forests, glacial rivers, and enjoy the warm hospitality of ethnic people. Pass the lower Budi Gandaki regions of Liding, Machhakhola, Jagat and Philim. We also visit the ancient Gombas of the region such as Rachen Gompa, Mu Gompa, Dephyudonma Gompa. The trails end at the Besi Sahar.