There are three significant valleys between Ganesh Himal and Annapurna Himal in the mid-west of Nepal. Tsum Valley is one of the central valleys. Tsum Valley, Nupri Valley, and Katung Valley are the three significant valleys, although each has unique features and was opened for trekking in 2008. Thus, Manaslu Trek via Tsum Valley offers a wide range of experiences.
It is an unparalleled touristic destination, but it is also a destination that is unique in terms of cultures and monasteries with antique art of treasures. The Manaslu Circuit Trek is also known as the alternative to the Annapurna circuit, which includes the Nupri and Katung valleys.
Manaslu Circuit Trek via Tsum Valley involves religious and cultural aspects and allows one to observe flora and fauna. Despite the beautiful massif Himalayas and the Larkya La Pass, it attracts travelers and inspires them to stop along the Nepal-Tibet border for a while. Here provides you with essential information about some things you need to do in the Tsum Valley and Manaslu trek.
The journey begins in Arughat Bazaar and goes through the Manaslu Conservation Area, passing between subtropical and alpine climates. As a result, it enables exploration from the lowlands to the high alpine meadows. It then takes a different path to the Tsum Valley from Ekle Bhatti. The Tsum Valley is the inhabitant of the Tsumba people, where you will experience the unique culture and religion. After there, retrace the same to rejoin the Manaslu Circuit route.
Manaslu Trek via Tsum Valley: Highlights
|Trek Duration||24 days|
|Max. Altitude||5218 meters|
|Trek Starts/Ends||Arughat/Bansi Shahar|
Manaslu Circuit Trek via Tsu Valley Itinerary
|Days||Destination||Altitude in Meters||Duration|
|1.||Drive to Arughat||710||6h00|
|13-21||En route Manaslu Circuit|
|21-24||Kathmandu via Annapurna Circuit|
Getting to the trailhead
The Tsum Valley and Manaslu circuit trailhead is the same place nearest to Katmandu. That said, it’s still an adventurous 126 kilometers, about 6 hours of a jeep (recommended) or 8 hours of public bus driving from Katmandu to Soti-Khola. If the road conditions are complex, you may need to walk in Arughat, which adds another day, often at the tail end of the monsoon in September.
Permits & Regulations
You’ll need a trekking permit to access both Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trek because it’s in a restricted area. In addition, solo trekkers are not permitted, as a minimum group size of two individuals is required.
Customization is normal
Do you have any special requirements for this trek? If there is anything that needs to change, such as the duration of an excursion or services, please, get in touch for the personalized itinerary.
Day 1: Arrival day (1,300 m)
Day 2: Free day and trek preparation.
Day 3: Kathmandu – Arughat (710 m) 8h00 drive.
Day 4: Arughat – Labubensi (900 m): 6h00 walk.
Day 5: Labu Bensi – Doban (1370 m) 6h00 walk.
Day 6: Doban – Philim (1570 m) 6:00 walk
Day 7: Philim – Lhokpa (2240 m) 6h00 walk.
Day 8: Lokpa – Chumling (2390m) 5h00 walk.
Day 9: Chumling – Chhekhangparo (3010m) 4h00 walk.
Day 10: Chhekhangparo – Nile (3240m) 4h00 walk.
Day 11: Nile –Mu Gumpa (3700m) 4h00 walk
Day 12: Exploration day in Mu Gompa
Day 13: Mu Gompa – Rachen Gompa (3500 m) 5h00 walk.
Day 14: Rachen Gompa – Chumling 5h00 walk.
Day 15: Chumling – Deng (1810 m) 6h00 walk.
Day 16: Deng – Namrung (2630 m) 6h00 walk.
Day 17: Namrung – Samagaon (3530 m) 6h00 walk.
Day 18: Samagaon – Acclimatization day!
Day 19: Samagaon – Samdo (3860 m): 4h00 walk.
Day 20: Rest Day in Samdo.
Day 21: Samdo – Dharamsala (4460 m) 4h00 walk.
Day 22: Dharamsala – Bhimthang (3800 m) 8h00 walk.
Day 23: Bimthang – Tilije (2300 m) 6h00 walk.
Day 24: Tilije – Tal (1700 m) 6h00 walk.
Day 25: Taal – Bahun Danda (1340 m) 6h00 walk.
Day 26: Bahun-Danda – Bensishahar (900 m) 6h00 walk.
Day 27: Bensi Shahar – Kathmandu (1350 m) 6h00 drive
Day 28: Final Departure
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Kathmandu International Airport|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive at least 3 hours before the flight.|
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