27 days Tsum valley with Manaslu camping trek is suitable for those adventure lovers who would like to explore the unique and strange culture and lifestyle of indigenous people who are living in the region since the beginning of human beings. Tsum valley and Manaslu circuit trek are blessed with full of imminent mountains, high passes, deep gorges, stunning hamlets, and Buddhist Stupas, Chortens and Mani walls.
A restricted area until 2008, Tsum valley also known as the hidden valley is a land of great hamlets and monasteries with a totally Tibetan population which is situated on the northern part of Manaslu on the Nepal – Tibet border. Although the region lies within Nepal, the Tibetan Buddhism-influenced region is a world of its own. Traditionally, Tsum valley used to be a separate area different from Both Nepal and Tibet. The region is still less exposed in comparison to other tourist areas, with relatively virgin and less visited areas in comparison to the more popular regions like Everest, Annapurna, Langtang and etc… The people from this region have their own way of family life, which may be quite surprising for trekkers/visitors/foreigners. All the brothers in the family are married to a single girl, what you may call a practice of polyandry.
The trek to Tsum valley and the Manaslu circuit takes us into the majestic surroundings of the Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal, and Boudha Himalayan ranges. In the first few days of the trek, we explore the Buri Gandaki valley through a mix of dense forest, farm terraced and hilly villages. As we leave the main Manaslu route for the Tsum valley, suddenly we get a feeling of entering truly into the hidden valley. While on the trek, we also pass through the alpine forests, and glacial rivers and enjoy the warm hospitality of smiley ethnic people. We also visit the medieval Buddhist stupas of the region including the Milarepa’s Cave, Rachen Gompa, and Mu Gompa among others.
Alpine Eco Trek is a professional operating at high altitudes. Each trip we run has a realistic acclimatization program. Our entire adventure trips are designed to allow gradual height gain, spread over a number of days. High altitude is not predictable sickness, so there is no way of predicting who will suffer from altitude but, for the vast majority of people, a slow ascent to height will produce minimal effects. Acclimatizing takes time and there are no safe shortcuts. All trips to altitudes in excess of 3,000 meters carry medicines essential to the treatment of altitude sickness, and our leaders, guides and staffs are well trained to administer them and to know the symptoms.