Manaslu Region

Manaslu Region :

Manaslu Region offers a superb blend of cultural and natural diversity, mostly with treks circling around Manaslu, the eighth highest mountain in the world. Because of a very insignificant number of tourist in Manaslu Region, trekking in this region provides a sense of being in actual wilderness and mesmerizes with views of some of the tallest peaks of the country.  The region comprise sub tropical Himalayan foothills to arid Trans Himalayan high pastures bordering to Tibet. Like most other trekking region higher the valley goes, narrow gorges and ravines turns into wide pastures and meadows, lush green valleys turns to glacial moraines and Hindu shrines are replaced by chortens and stupas. Manaslu Base Camp and Larkya La Pass are the major attractions of Manaslu Region.

It also has some "Off The Beaten Path" trek in the mysterious valleys of Tsum, at the Nepal - Tibet boarder. Perfectly set with majestic backdrop of the Ganesh Himal (7422 meters), Shringi Himal (7161 meters), Boudha Himal Range, this placid valley is also rich in Tibetan culture and has several ancient monasteries. The unique culture of Tsum Valley due to its remoteness and inaccessibility is still intact. Interestingly, Manaslu Region also has some ancient salt trade route to Tibet used by villagers of higher valleys of Manaslu.

Almost all treks in this region are physically quiet demanding and except the Tsum Valley Trek. Manaslu Circuit Trek is a demanding trek that explores most of the region and crosses Larkya La Pass to join the Annapurna Region. Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek is yet another demanding trek which is a combination of Tsum Valley Trek and Manaslu Circuit Trek in Manaslu Region.