Among the popular beaten trail, are the newly opened combined Tsum valley trek and Larkya La pass trek, also known as Manaslu Circuit Trek. Manaslu Circuit Trek is gradually taking the hive as a highly demanding and culturally fascinating trek. Only opened up in 1992, and still is the restricted area trekking to the sacred Himalayan pilgrimage through majestic mountain vistas, peaceful valleys, dramatic landscapes, and terraced rice fields of Tsum valley, crossing over the famous Larkya La pass (5,213 m), near the Tibetan border, is the challenging, yet rewarding journey for trekkers.
The Tsum valley is the Tibetan word “Tsombo” which means vivid whereas famous Tibetan Guru Rinpoche described this valley as “the holy hidden valley of happiness”. Undoubtedly Tsum valley is a hidden gem of the Manaslu region, an uncrowded and tranquil spot, and perfect for adventurous souls who are keen to discover natural beauty in its largely unspoiled natural environment. The glorious view of Himlung Himal (7,125 m), Cheo Himal (6,820 m), Kang Guru (6,980 m), Annapurna II (7,937 m), Himchuli (7,893 m), Ganesh Himal (7,319 m), Shringeri Himal (7,187 m), and Mt. Manaslu (8,163 m), from the Larkya La Pass, is one of the key features to Manaslu Tsum Valley and Larkya La Pass Trek. Both these trekking routes have unspoiled natural beauty waiting to be explored. The least explored Manaslu Tsum valley and Larkya La Pass trek takes you to the northern border of Nepal with Tibet and nearby the eighth highest mountain in the world “Mt. Manaslu”. Offering the secretive hilltop monasteries, panoramic Himalayan scenic beauty, hurdles of mani walls, Chortens, colorful people wearing Tibetan traditional dress, cultural variety, and most sacred caves, are sure to make this combined trek one of the unforgettable treks in Nepal.
Manaslu Tsum Valley and Larkya La Pass trek start with a drive to Soti Khola (730 m), the main trail follows the Budhi Gandaki river gorge, passing through pine and rhododendron forest, pastures, and picturesque villages of the Manaslu region. During the trek, you will also visit sacred Buddhist Gompas such as the impressive Mu Gompa, Rachen Gompa, and Milarepa‘s cave. If you are looking for off-the-beaten trek holidays, then Nepal Adventure Team takes you to one of the most beautiful places in Nepal through the Manaslu Tsum Valley and Larkya La Pass Trek.