Trekking to Manaslu Massif is a unique opportunity to experience the spectacular Himalayan Views. Along the border of Nepal and Tibet, it is the relatively untouched region for trekking. Behind the Manaslu Massif cuts the Larkya La Pass which is one of the recently opened areas to trekking in Nepal. It offers some of the exciting trekking in the Himalayan wilderness.
You can commence the journey to Gorkha Palace, the former capital of the Shah Dynasty enjoying scenic beauty on the Prithvi Highway or direct drive to Arughat, a famous local market of Gorkha and Dhading districts. Trekking along wild Budhi Gandaki River, you will pass rough gorges cut between Himalchuli (7890m) and Ganesh Himal (7429m).
On the way you will experience some steep trails but the charming sight of the Manaslu peak (8165m) will drive away all your fatigue. As you climb towards your goal- Larkya La Pass (5153m), the Buddhist prayer lags and Chortens seem to offer spiritual support. The views of Manaslu and surrounding peaks mesmerize you and photography will take a long time and embed the fantastic scene in your eye. Moreover you will experience a delightful walk back along the Marsyangdi valley along the tranquil river with the side scene of small villages and reach Basisahar by crossing the Crystal Rivers. Besides that you can keep on your trekking to Pokhara, the most beautiful city of Nepal.
Another exciting trek close to Manaslu is the remote Tsum Valley side-trip. Tsum comes from the Tibetan work ‘Tsombo’, which means vivid and we can only agree. Tsum is said to be one of the hidden valleys which was blessed for spiritual practice to save the planet form destruction and corruption. As it takes immense hardships to reach the valley, it is supposed to be a paradise on earth or the Garden of Eden.
This trek has been the absolute highlight among fourteen trips to Nepal as it rewards with strong, friendly, hospitable people, a living Buddhist culture and untouched wildlife because of Buddhist prohibition on hunting. In spite of the residence of economically backward people, their unique culture has remained unbroken.