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- 5106 meter / 16748 feet
- Autumn (March to May) & Autumn (Aug to Nov)
- In Person
- Restricted Region Trek
Lifestyle and culture of Tsum valley
Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking region once being part of Tibet looks completely different from what you will find elsewhere inside Nepal. Saying that, this valley is like Nepal in landscape but culture and tradition of the resident is similar to Tibetan people. The people of Tsum Valley or the Tsumbas belong to Tibetan origin with their own ancient form of dialect, art, culture and religion.
Restricted trekking trail of Manaslu Tsum valley
Very few adventure travelers have made it to this high and mysterious valley, which used to be an important trade link with Tibet. In the initial days, we trek the route for Around Manaslu Trek or the Manaslu Circuit Trek. Tsum Valley lies on the northern part of Manaslu and used to be a only restricted area in the region until 2008. The region is less exposed in comparison to other touristy areas, with relatively virgin and less beaten paths in comparison to the more popular regions of trekking in Nepal. The Tsum people have their own way of family life, which may be quite surprising for many outsiders. All the brothers in the family are married to a single girl, what you may call a practice of polyandry.
Larkey Pass – A longest pass of the world in Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking route
Pic-Trekkers struggling on the snow during winter trek to Manaslu Tsum Valley-they made it with great weather from the top & freezing cold until we got to Bhimtang village
Manaslu is famous for its wild pass called Larkey pass. Larkey pass top is at an altitude of 5106 meters above the sea level. Completing trek of Tsum valley section, we will reconnect the trekking trail of Manasluu Tsum Valley trekking near Nyak village. Getting to the trail of larkey pass the narrow trail suddenly gets wider till we get to the village of Samdo. After Samdo we will meet few tea houses and the route to the right from these tea houses at Larkey Bazar is way to Tibet. Whereas, following the route towards Bhimatang takes us to the larkey la. Larkey pass can be done from Samdo with approximate 12 to 15 hours of trek and from Dharmashala around 8 to 10 hours of walk.
Larkey pass can be dangerous in the winter month as the chunk of snow on the narrow passage of the pass might be troublesome. There are few rivers we need to cross while trekking over the pass of larkey la, so it is better to avoid in case of heavy snowfall and bad weather.
Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking Overview
2 restricted trekking route inside Manaslu conservation area not protects wildlife but also preserves the beauty of remote Nepal and its distinct tradition among the locals.
Are you looking for an extra mile of exploration? Tsum valley and Manaslu Larkey pass will be a best site for digging in the cultural aspect of restricted region in Nepal.
Highlights of Manaslu & Tsum Valley Trekking
- Majestic views of ganesh himal and Manaslu ranges
- Exploration of culture and tradition similar to Tibetan People
- Eye-appealing views of rivers, waterfall and suspension bridges during the trail
- Exploration of rare wilderness and remote areas
- Larkey pass, Manaslu Base camp, Birendra Taal
- Bhimtang village, Centuries old Monasteries