Starts: Soti Khola Ends at: Besisar
Accom. : Tea house Trip Grade: Challenging
Transport: By Bus Region: Manaslu
Tsum Valley Manaslu Circuit Trek Highlights
- Scenic drive to Sotikhola from Kathmandu
- Magnificent mountains views, waterfalls, and landscape
- Kathmandu valley sightseeing
- Explore the ancient monasteries and Gompa in Narphu and Manaslu valley
- Larke- La passes (5160 M)
- Spectacular mountain views of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and Annapurna range.
- Beautiful typical local villages, traditional and hospitality
Tsum Valley Manaslu Circuit trek is one of the most popular off-the-beaten- treks in Nepal. This trek is considered to be the finest tea house trek with limited trekkers and the area is known as a less-crowded trekkers destination in the Himalayas of Nepal.
If you’re a seasoned trekker, accustomed to roughing it, and seek isolation on the trail, the Manaslu Tsum Valley trek is the choice for you.
Though it’s a bit more challenging, longer, and has less luxurious accommodations than the more popular treks, the sights will exceed your expectations.
On this high-altitude Tsum valley Manaslu trek, the locals will treat you extremely well, welcoming you with some of the best hospitality on the planet. As they are ethnically Tibetan, locals practice Tibetan Buddhism, and their culture has remained relatively unchanged for centuries.
What is the trail like?
A map of the trail shows that we circumnavigate Mount Manaslu (8163), and through Tsum Valley, also known as the Hidden Valley. Just opened to foreigners in 1995, the Manaslu region has few trekkers, giving it a peaceful vibe.
Even more interesting, Tsum Valley was just opened in 2008. Very few visitors to Nepal have even heard of this mysterious, magical place.
It is a mix of lush, green flat land and dry grazing pasture, encompassed by massive, godly mountains.
You find yourself staring up at the Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal, and Boudha Himal Ranges, all unique and amazing in their own way.
In the initial days of the trek, we trek through the Budhi Gandaki Valley comprised of dense forests, terraced fields, and pleasant villages. As we leave the main Manaslu Trail to Tsum Valley, we realize we are entering a truly hidden valley.
Throughout the journey, we pass alpine landscapes, glacial rivers, and enjoy the kind hospitality of the village residents. We can also visit the ancient Buddhist Gombas of the region including the Milarepa's Cave, Rachen Gompa, Mu Gompa among others.
It is said that the Buddhist saint Milarepa used to meditate in the caves of these mountains.
This 25-day long Tsum Valley Manaslu Trek is a piece of cake for those who would love to experience miscellaneous landscapes and cultures over the portion of one trip.
However, the trekkers should have a good amount of Stamina as it required completing the trek successfully.
Every step of our trek into the valley is rewarded by striking views of snow-capped mountains and an epic experience that will remain for the long-lasting.
Best Time to Trek
The best time to do the Tsum Valley Manaslu Circuit Trek is between the months of October and December, as they provide the clearest skies.
The next best is from March to May. It is possible to do the trek in other months, but ask us and we’ll give you advice and information regarding those times.
Benefits WITH ART
- Free Airport transportation on arrival and departure days (We will pick you up and drop you off)
- Trekking equipment such as the Sleeping bag, Down jacket, and walking poles (rental is included if needed)
- Duffle bag if required (Optional)
- Souvenir: Trekking route map/browser and printed ART's hiking T-shirt
- An Oximeter to measure your Oxygen and Pulse at a high altitude to find out the accurate health condition while you are trekking in the mountain.
- WOKI TOKI - for communication during the trek