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Manaslu region is located in
Western Nepal and was opened to trekkers only in 1991. But lots of
mountaineering expedition teams had access for long time. In 1950 a group headed
by H.W. Tilman trekked this area for the first time and ever since this area has
been quite popular among tuff trekkers. Manaslu the highest mountain in this
region (8,156m) was attempted by Japanese climbers from 1952 till 1956 but only
in 1956 the first accent was ever made. Until today this region is more
frequented by Japanese trekkers and Manaslu is known as Japanese mountain since
large number of climbers who have successfully summitted Manaslu are Japanese.
This area is still restricted to a limited number of groups and only organised
trekkers in groups can trek in this area. The book "Honey Hunters of Nepal" by
Eric Valli & Dianne Summers give good information about this region.Manaslu
region is very remote and rescue facility is very difficult. Yet the trek is
geographically spectacular and culturally fascinating. Lots of people residing
in this area especially in the upper Buri Gandaki (river) Valley are Tibetan. A
place in this valley called Nupri (meaning Western Mountain in Tibetan) is a
trading center among Tibetans and Tibetans residing in this areas.
Tsum Valley Manaslu Trekking
Duration: 21 days | Grade: 3 | Region: Manaslu The Tsum Valley is a beautiful Himalayan valley situated north of Gorkha.
The word 'Tsum' is derieved from the Tibetan word 'Tsombo' which means clear.
Due to its remotemness and inaccessibility, this beautiful valley is still
Manaslu Trekking Duration: 24 days | Grade: 3 | Region: Manaslu Trekking in the Manaslu region This area has only recently been
de-restricted and opened to international tourism. Located in the central Gorkha
district bordering Tibet, the region is extremely rich in natural beauty and