The Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley Trek is a renowned trek in Nepal that encompasses both the Manaslu Conservation Area and the Tsum Valley. This trek provides an extraordinary and secluded experience, enabling trekkers to discover a variety of landscapes, cultural heritage, and breathtaking Himalayan panoramas. The route encircles Mount Manaslu, the eighth-highest peak in the world, and crosses the challenging Larkya La Pass (5,106m/16,751ft). It also includes visits to traditional villages and sacred Buddhist sites.
One of the highlights is exploring the Tsum Valley, located within the Manaslu Conservation Area and inhabited by the indigenous Tsumba community. Throughout the trek, you'll encounter magnificent waterfalls, rivers, precarious rocky trails along cliffs, terraced villages of the Gurung people, suspension bridges, and significant Buddhist monuments like mani walls and chortens, particularly in the Tsum Valley section.