Manaslu Himalayas and the region located Nepal North Mid-West around Mansiri Himal. Mt. Manaslu rises at 8,163 m high as the world’s 8th highest peak, situated in the remote north of Gorkha district. The southern hills of Manaslu and Gorkha regions are populated mostly by Magar and Gurung ethnic hill tribes.
The lower warm agricultural areas of mixed people and religions like Hindu Brahmins, Chettries, and Dalits. Includes Gurung and Magar people practice both Hindu and Buddhism religions. Higher above Jagat village, from Deng onwards inhabited by the highlanders of strong Tibetan origin.
The Northern Manaslu falls within the old Trans-Himalayan Salt Trade and Caravan route to the border close to Nepal and Tibet.
Upper Manaslu, due to its near location to Tibet, the locals are called Bhutias (also called Bhotias); similar to the Sherpa ethnic group, of Tibetan origin. The Manaslu Bhutias dominate the Upper Manaslu region as far as Tsum valley in the east. As far towards Manang towards west beyond Larke-La Pass. The Manaslu people have their own typical culture, tradition, and lifestyle similar to their Tibetan predecessors.
While the people of Tsum Valley almost the same tribes as Manaslu Bhutias called themselves Lobas. The inhabitants of Tsum the valley of Happiness located North East of Manaslu close to the massif Ganesh Himal.
The highlanders of Upper Manaslu practice strong Buddhism religion of ancient Tibetan heritage and cultures. The main villages are Deng, Namrung, Lo-Gaon, and Sama-Gaon which are en route to Manaslu Base Camp and the Tibet border.
Located north of the towering and massif Manaslu Himalaya range, the main occupation of the Manaslu people is agriculture and farming. Yielding high altitude crops like buckwheat, wheat, barley, and millets as well as raising and breeding livestock, yaks, and other cattle.
The Manaslu highlanders are also good merchants and traders due to the border of Tibet and Nepal. The last main village of Upper Manaslu is Samdo on route to Tibet and towards the high Larke-La pass.