Introduction to Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek
Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek was recently opened in 2008 for trekking. This valley is still untouched in any of its natural splendor or cultural richness from any adulteration and modernization. Situated in the backdrop of Ganesh Himal, Shringi Himal, Buddha ranges, and Himchuli, the Tsum Valley is beautiful.
It is a perfect mysterious beauty valley. The wild nature, lush forest, mountains, and the culture of the unique Buddhist religion in the shadow of the mountains is such a treasure that makes this valley a hidden gem in the Manaslu region of Nepal.
According to Buddhist mythology, the Tsum Valley is believed to be the same place where a Buddhist saint named Guru Milarepa meditated during his travels to tell the world about the preaching of Lord Buddha and Buddhism.
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Explore Monasteries and Stupas in the Tsum Valley area
Based on its history and people’s faith, it is a holy place and there are many monasteries in the valley. Trekking in the Tsum Valley we can see Buddhist prayer flags, Mani walls, monasteries, and stupas. We also visit monasteries like Rachen Gompa, Mu Gompa, and Lungdang Gompa while trekking the Tusm Valley.
Manaslu Tsum Valley trek is an exciting adventure in the Manaslu region. The valley is popular for the Himalayan Thar and Blue Sheep. During your trek, you can see one of them if you are lucky. This valley is home to endangered species of birds and animals and the area is restricted to hunting, fishing, or killing of animals. Being a well-protected area, the Manaslu Tsum Valley trek makes your vacation worthwhile.
Manaslu Tsum Vally trekking trail offers beautiful Himalayan views of Mt. Manaslu (8,163m), Mount Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Mount Annapurna (8,091m), and 23 other Himalayan mountains, beautiful landscapes, picturesque valleys, and mixed Nepalese culture. Trekking in this area requires a special trekking permit through the Legal Nepal Trekking Agency. Participation of at least two people is mandatory for this trek.
Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek requires good physical fitness and a minimum of 2 weeks’ leave, but we arrange customized trekking services according to your wishes and holiday schedule.
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Drive Kathmandu to Soti Khola (7,00 m) via Arughat (670m) – 9 to 10 hours.
Soti Khola to Machha Khola (900 m) – 6 to 7 hours walk.
Machha Khola to Jagat (1,410m) – 7 to 8 hours walk.
Jagat to Lokpa (2,240m) – 5 to 6 hours walk.
Lokpa to Chhokangparo (3,031m) – 6 to 7 hours walk.
Chhokangparo to Nile (3,3610m) – 5 to 6 hours walk.
Excursion to Mu Gompa (4,000m) then back to Nile (3,361m) – 5 to 6 hours walk.
Nile to Chumling (2,386m) - 6 to 7 hours walk.
Chumling to Philim (1,570m) – 5 to 6 hours walk.
Philim to Khorlabesi (9,70m) – 6 to 7 hours walk.
Khorlabesi to Sotikhola (700m) – 6 to 7 hours walk.
Drive Sotikhola to Kathmandu – 9 to 10 hours walk.
Frequently asked questions about this trip
Have just returned from my fourth trip to Nepal and as always Odyssey Treks organized everything superbly. We visited Makalu relatively late in the season and were rewarded with empty trails and amazing weather. Karma was as entertaining, friendly, and informative as ever along with Ang Dawa Sherpa who together made the three weeks perfect.
They also organized a few days to Helambu at short notice as I had some time spare, all done easily and professionally. Thanks for the company both and I will be back again. I cannot recommend Odyssey highly enough as a genuinely friendly, locally based company that provides not only unforgettable experiences but also great service at a very reasonable cost.
I have just returned from the trip of a lifetime. Always wanted to visit and see the Himalayas and to have completed the trip with the most excellent hosts really made the trip come alive. Odyssey took care of everything and ensured that we experienced real Nepalese hospitality. We climbed up to 3700 meters, saw Ganesh Himal, experienced true excitement on the trek, ate superbly produced fresh food along the route..and above all met some amazing people. Thanks to Karma, Rinji, and our fantastic porters…without you guys it wouldn’t have happened!! All the best. Alex