Mount Manaslu, the 8th highest mountain in the world is also considered as “the mountain of the spirit”. The Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley is a trek which reaches an altitude of 5,100 m at Larke Pass. One of the best features of Manaslu circuit is that it consists a combination of raw Himalayan landscapes and ancient Tibetan / Buddhist culture which is unique in Tsum Valley than any other part of Nepal. The natural beauty of this region offers the most stunning and jaw-dropping scenery of the entire Himalayan range. Unlike Everest and Annapurna trek, the Manaslu and Tsum Valley remain off the beaten path and are among the least crowded treks of Nepal.
During my recent visit in Manaslu and Tsum valley trek, I was so much amazed by its diversed flora and fauna and also I was lucky enough to be able to witness a magical beauty and display of autumn season, which is far more attractive and pleasing than it already is. There were so many moments where I feel like I am traveling back in time and exploring the ancient Tibetan settlement created several centuries ago. The most memorable and special moment of my trek as if time just stood still and I was wandering in my lucid dream.
“One’s destination is never a place, but rather a new way of looking at things.” ~Henry Miller