trekking to Tsum Valley & Manaslu Circuit Trek, Nepal Hidden Valley a land of monasteries is more remote and spectacular than others trek of Nepal, with rough steep tracks and limited accommodation. It is culturally fascinating with strong continuing links to Tibet in the upper Budi Gandaki (called Nupri ‘the western mountains’), Tsum Valley and even has the Larkya La (5100m) as a challenge. The views of Mt Manaslu, eighth highest mountain in the world, are marvellous and close. The trek around Manaslu can be done as a lodge trek (although a tent should be carried in case the simple lodges are full elsewhere) while Tsum requires a tent. If you are planning to do trek in the Manaslu region, one should not miss to do the Tsum Valley Trek which is Absolute highlight, with strong, friendly, hospitable people, a living Buddhist culture and untouched wildlife because of Buddhist prohibitions on hunting.