Mt. Manaslu (8156m.) which is also known as the ‘killer mountain’ is the eighth highest mountain of the world which is situated in the Gorkha district near the Nepal Tibet border toward North West of the Kathmandu valley. Manaslu region is the untouched trekking region which was opened for trekking purpose in 1991AD. Manaslu region trekking area is one of the restricted trekking areas; so to trek around the Mt. Manaslu, trekkers require the special permit from the government of Nepal. Manaslu region trekking offers the wonderful views of mountains, well combination of rich cultural heritage, genuine adventure, incomparable beauty and geographical variety. While trekking in this region, you enjoy the fantastic view of the mountains like Langtang range, Ganesh Himal, Buddha Himal, Himalchuli, Annapurna range and many more snow clad peaks. You also see the panoramic view of the Tibetan Himalayas while trekking in the Manaslu region.
Manaslu region is mostly inhabited by the ethnic Gurung community. While trekking in this region you visit many ethnic Gurung villages which give you opportunity to interact with them and get insight into their culture, tradition, and lifestyle. They follow the Buddhist religion and you see many Buddhist monasteries, mani walls, Chortens on the way. You also encounter the Bhotes in this region who are the descendents of the Tibetan people. The unspoilt Tsum valley, view of the Budi Gandaki River, river valleys, forest of rhododendron flower and alpine bushes, large yak grazing pastures are other attraction of this region. Manaslu region is rich in ecosystem and offers the variety of flora and fauna as well as the wild lives. Manaslu region or the valley is a sanctuary to many highly endangered wild animals like snow leopard, red panda etc. in this region you see over 100 species of the birds and many wild animals.
Manaslu trekking is the challenging trek which provides the real adventurous experience to the adventure enthusiasts. Manaslu region trekking commences from the Aarughat of the Gorkha district. To have the full experience of nature and culture of the Manaslu region, the best time to go for trekking is autumn and the spring season.
Tsum Valley Trekking is in Manaslu region covering the remotest Tsum Valley of Gorkha District. Tsum Valley trekking provides the close-up view of Mt. Manaslu (8163m.), which is the 8th highest mountain in the world and 7th highest in Nepal.