Lower Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek

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Lower Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek
At a Glance
  • Trip Duration19 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Max. Altitude 4,060 meters
  • Starts at Phula Kharka
  • Ends at Sotikhola
  • Activities Trekking
  • Best Time Autumn (Sep-Nov) and Spring (Mar-May)
  • Lower Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek
  • Rich in Tibetan Buddhism culture and un-touched nature 
  • More Remote and Basic Tea house 
  • Most challenging special recognized trek of the Government
  • Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Annapurna range, Langtang range and many more
  • Dense Rhododendron Forest (National Flower)
  • Challenging Hike to Chhoyseng lake 4200 meters

The Lower Manaslu and Tsum Valley trek is remote villages trek inrich in culture and Buddhism Religion. The Lower Manaslu and Tsum Valley trekking in Devided in to two Region Lower manaslu and Tsum valley. The Tsum Valley is a sacred Himalayan pilgrimage valley situated in northern Gorkha district of Nepal. Tsum comes from the Tibetan word "Tsombo" which means vivid. The trail heads up the valley of the Budi Gandaki River through wild and unexplored country inhabited mainly by members of the Gurung ethnic groups. Good cup of the local cultivated natural coffee and Tatopani hot springs will help you to relax on this intensive trial. Tsum Valley was a restricted area until 2007. It was opened for Trekking since 2008 by Nepal Government.

Upper Tsum valley (part of the Inner Himalaya) open from Chhokangparo, where hospitable local people (Tibetan group "Tsombo") welcome you with traditional Tibetan Chiya (butter tea) and local meal. The Tsum Valley is extremely rich in cultural assets. The valley is dotted with gompas (Buddhist monasteries), chortens and mani walls. The longest mani walls (over 250m) are at Dzong and Phurpe. The valley preserves steps of the great Buddhist Yogi Chyuchin Milarepa and story about Guru Padmasambhava circumbulation. The people here never slaughter animals, even as sacrifice to the gods. The Tsum Valley is surrounded by the Buddha Himal and Himal Chuli to the west, Ganesh Himal to the south, and Sringi Himal to the North

The Tsum Valley is a sacred Himalayan pilgrimage valley situated in northern Gorkha, Nepal. Literally “Tsum” means vivid. Against the majestic backdrop of the Ganesh Himal and Sringi Himal, and Boudha ranges, this serene Himalayan valley is rich in ancient art, culture and religion. The local people are mostly of Tibetan origin and speak unique dialect. Trails are strewn with artistic chortens and lined with mani walls made of thousands of stone slabs carved with drawings of deities and inscribed with prayers. The famous Kyimu Lung, a pilgrimage circuit in the central Trans-Himalaya, is well known for its center of learning and meditation. This circuit traverses the Tsum Valley the Manaslu area in Nepal, and southern parts of Tibet.

The Tsum Valley has long history of Buddhism. The Buddhist saint Milarewa is believed to be meditated in the caves of these mountains. Traditionally, the valley was a culturally distinct geographical called “Tsum Tso Chuksum”, which means thirteen provinces ruled as a single territory. The ancient remains of the Tsum Kingdom are still visible today. Due to its remoteness and inaccessibility, this sacred valley and its people have been bypassed by mainstream development for centuries. As a result, the unique culture of this valley has remained intact.

The valley is uniquely rich in wildlife, especially the Himalayan Thar and Blue Sheep which congregates in herds of 50 to 200. Hunting, fishing is not permitted in the Tsum Valley. The valley also boasts some unique and historic monasteries, including Rachen Gumba and Mu Gumba, which lie on a pretty plateau nestled in the lap of the valley, and Gumba Lungdang, situated at the base of a conical hill against the main slope of Ganesh Himal.

A1 Excursion Adventure offers you 14-19 days Lower Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trekking depending up on your holiday. A1 Excursion Adventure always believe in providing excellent service with a tailor-made trip for you with popular route map and trekking itinerary as well as cost detail. We, A1 Excursion Adventure look forward to guide you the popular Lower Manaslu and Tsum Valley circuit treks in Nepal for a wonderful time memory.

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We will welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport upon your arrival and transfer you to the hotel for the overnight stay.

    BOUDHANATH STUPA : lies about 6 km east of downtown Kathmandu and is the largest stupa in the Valley and one of the largest in the world. It looms 36 meters high and presents one of the most fascinating specimens of stupa design with hundreds of prayer wheels and 108 small images of Buddha all around. Just like the Swayambhunath, the stupa here is too has four sides with the watchful eyes of Lord Buddha. All the Buddhist throng to this stupa to take part in the sacred rituals during the Buddhist festivals. The area of the stupa boasts of more than 35 gompas and is easily accessible by being a short walking distance from Pashupatinath and a little north to the airport. The Losar, the Tibetan New Year Day coming around in the months of February or March, is grandly celebrated as the biggest festival here. Therefore, a massive crowd of tourists can be seen swarming the place during such days.

    PATAN DURBAR SQUARE: like its counterpart in Kathmandu, is an enchanting mélange of palace buildings, artistic courtyards and graceful pagoda temples. Listed as a World Heritage Site, the former royal palace complex is the center of Patan’s religious and social life, and houses a museum containing an array of bronze statues and religious objects. There is an entrance fee of Rs. 200 per foreign visitor. One remarkable monument here is a 17th century temple dedicated to the Hindu God Krishna – Krishna Mandir built entirely of stone with rare stone carvings on. There are three main courtyards in the palace: Mul Chowk, Sundari Chowk and Keshav Narayan Chowk. Mul Chowk, the oldest one, is at the centre of Patan square.Several multi-sized and multi-styled temples occupy the western part of the complex. Main among these are Krishna Temple, Bhimsen Temple and the Golden Temple of Hiranya Varna
    O/N in Kathmandu Hotel

                Cross the suspension bridge onto the opposite bank. Enjoy the great views of Ganesh Himal. Walk past Rainjam to Serpu Khola crossing another bridge we arrive at the Gho Village.  Another continues 2 hours climb to Tsum takes us to the village of Chhokangparo. Weather permitting; enjoy the views of Himalchuli at 7893 meters and Ganesh Himal at7140m. Overnight at Chokhangparo.

                                        Cost Includes
                                        • All necessary airport arrival- departure transportation
                                        • Hotel in Kathmandu on B/B plan
                                        • Private transportation from Kathmandu to Arughat to Kathmandu for clients and Nepali staffs
                                        • All accommodation in Teahouse- while trek and 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners) at the time of Trekking with a cup of tea/Coffee.
                                        • One professional English speaking guides and required poter as per 2:1(2 guest and 1 porter)
                                        • Trekking permit
                                        • Mcap permit
                                        • Restricted area permit
                                        • First aid kit
                                        • Insurance for Nepali staffs
                                        • Farewell dinner
                                        Cost Excludes
                                        • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
                                        • Alcoholic drinks
                                        • Foods outside the camp
                                        • Service beyond the itinerary
                                        • Emergency Medical Evacuation
                                        • Tips for Nepali staffs (mandatory)
                                        Useful Information

                                        If the group size is above 12 pax then the leader will be FOC except the Trekking Permit taxes and fight ticket.

                                        Client Reviews
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                                          Trekking Tsum valley and round Manaslu

                                          We went trekking with A1 Excursions to the Tsum Valley and around Manaslu over the Larke Pass. 
                                          A1 Excursion is a very reliable Partner in planning a personnel Trip. they are also reliable in all points on the trip itself like local information, flight bookings, taxi on time, Hotel reservation and so on.
                                          We have been personally picked up at the Airport and stayd in a quite Place in Kathmandu. With friendly Raj (the A1 Oner) and Passang (oure Guide) we all set up the last details for the trekking. On the Trek Passang and the Porter Sagar where very friendly and looked good after us. Because they spoak good englisch we could learn and anderstand more from Nepali life and customs. We always had a lot of fun together. But If there was a littel problem, they cared about it and found a solution. We also could change oure intenery after aure demands. Aure guide had a good feeling for the people and was well known. He new the places where we are going at and what is nessery to make the trekking successful. 
                                          We highly recommend A1 Excursion for your next exiting visit to Nepal. Namaste

                                          Posted on November 25, 2018logo
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