Manaslu Tsum valley trek is spectacular remote trek with rough steep trail and less luxurious accommodation. The marvellous and close view of Mount Manaslu worth your effort through the steep trail. Likewise, this trek is culturally fascinating since Tsum Valley links with the culture of Tibet. The festivals in this region are influenced by Tibetan culture. Hence, people celebrate their own unique festivals like Lhosar, Dhacyhang, Saka Dawa and Fanning. Accommodation is basic but generally clean, and no bed bugs. No need for tents as teahouses & lodges available on the circuit, & homestays in Tsum. During this trek, one can visit multiple Gompas in Tsum valley and can visit the primitive villages.
The remote Tsum Valley trek should not be missed. This region offers the living Buddhist culture and untouched wildlife since Buddhists prohibit hunting. ‘Tsum’ was named after ‘Tsombo’ meaning vivid in Tibetan word. Due to the remoteness of this region, the unique culture of Tsum Valley has remained intact. Since, Manaslu Tsum Valley trek walks you through the two different restricted areas- Manaslu and Tsum, you’ll have to buy two permits; one for Manaslu and other for Tsum separately during this trek. This permit specifies the requirement that this trek must be done with a guide in compulsion and trekkers should be in the party of two or more. In addition to this, you must buy the Manaslu conservation area project (MCAP) permit and Annapurna conservation area project(ACAP) permit.
You can ask for the Tibetan speaking guide if you wish to immerse into the culture of Tsum Valley.