The Manaslu area is the area where mostly Gurung people live. In the Tsum Valley and Samdo one will notice strong Buddhist and Tibetan influences.
The nature in this region is spectacular, from forested hills to barren mountain slopes and impressive snow peaks.
The area (and especially Tsum valley) is not very touristy and the facilities are therefore minimal. Trekkers should not expect any luxury. Where trekkers lodges are not available, accommodation will be homestay and Buddhist monasteries. Bedrooms might be shared if needed and meals featuring local dishes.