"Manaslu Tsum valley trek is the ultimate combination of a wilderness adventure and an immersive cultural experience that will leave you spellbound. With the towering Mount Manaslu as your constant companion, you will traverse the hidden valley of Tsum, encounter Buddhist monks and nuns, spin prayer wheels, cross long suspension bridges, and explore ancient monasteries and nunneries. This 25-day tea house trek will take you far off the beaten track, through cascading waterfalls, rocky trails, and serene meadows."
Embark on a thrilling 25-day tea house trek, taking you to the heart of the Manaslu region, where you will witness the majestic views of Mount Manaslu (8,163 m/26,781 ft), the eighth-highest mountain in the world. Witness magnificent mountain vistas, dramatic landscapes, and mysterious gorges, all while immersing yourself in the unique Tibetan culture that dominates the region.
Since the Manaslu region only opened in the early 1990s, it still feels like an untouched area waiting to be explored. However, this trek demands a high level of fitness as the average day lengths are around 7 hours.
As you trek along the Budhi Gandaki river, you'll explore its upstream areas and venture as far as Mu Gompa (3,700 m/11,026 ft), where you'll be rewarded with stunning views of the awe-inspiring Ganesh Himal (7,422 m/24,350 ft), Singri Himal (7,817 m/25,646 ft), and Boudha Himal(6,672 m/21,889 ft).
The highlight of the Manaslu circuit Tsum valley trek comes when you cross the challenging Larkya La Pass (5,106 m/16,929 ft), the highest point of the trek. The Manaslu circuit and Tsum valley is a hidden gem that has remained untouched by the outside world for centuries, and as a result, the cultural practices and beliefs of the locals have been preserved in their most authentic form.
The Manaslu Tsum valley trek 25 days is a true Himalayan treasure, offering a unique blend of culture and wilderness that is unmatched by any other trek in Nepal!
The Tsum valley is a remote and restricted part of the Manaslu region, with a distinctive culture and landscape that is closely tied to Tibet. This hidden valley has only recently opened to trekkers, providing an opportunity to experience a part of the Himalayas that still has off the beaten track.
During the Manaslu Tsum valley trek, trekkers will get the chance to get up close and personal with the local people and their culture. The people of Tsum Valley share many similarities with the Tibetans, and their unique way of life and traditions have been preserved over centuries.
The trek will take you near the Tibetan border, where you will have the opportunity to meet Buddhist monks and nuns and visit Milarepa's Cave. This cave is said to have been used by the famous Tibetan Buddhist yogi and poet Milarepa during his meditation retreats. It is also considered a sacred site.
The Tsum valley is also home to a variety of beautiful mountain birds, including the Lophophorus, which is the national bird of Nepal. As you make your way through this hidden valley, keep an eye out for these stunning birds, and take a moment to appreciate the natural beauty of this incredible region.
Manaslu Tsum valley trek itinerary
The Manaslu Tsum valley trek promises an adventure of a lifetime. Starting from Sotikhola, the trail leads you on a journey through a diverse landscape of pine and rhododendron forests. You will climb over a ridge to reach Lokpa, the entrance to Tsum Valley. However, it will take two days of trekking to reach Lokpa, with overnight stops at Machha Khola, Jagat, and finally, Lokpa.
From Lokpa, you will hike to Chumling, known for its three monasteries. After a night at Chumling, you will continue to Chhokangparo, where you will enjoy stunning views of the Himalayas. The next leg of the trek will take you through bamboo and exotic rhododendron forests in the lower regions to higher alpine meadows and rugged mountain desert.
During your Tsum valley trek, you will visit Piren Phu cave, the most sacred cave in the region, on your way to Nile from Chhokangparo. From Nile, you will ascend further to Mu Gompa, the highest point of the Manaslu Tsum Valley trek. You will then descend back to Lokpa and continue on the Manaslu Circuit trail.
From Lokpa, you will trek westward and reach Deng for an overnight stay. You will pass through Ghap, Rana, and Bhimphedi villages on the way. Namrung village, inhabited by Tibetan descendants, is your next destination. From Namrung, you will head to Sama Gaun, where you will stop for a day for acclimatization. During this day, you can choose to visit Manaslu Base Camp, Birendra Lake, or Pungyen Gompa.
Larkya La Pass, located not far from Sama Gaon, offers stunning views of the Himalayan mountains, including Mt. Kang Guru (6,981 m/22,903 ft), Himlung Himal (7,126 m/23,379 ft), and Annapurna II (7,937 m/26,040 ft). After a day's trek from Dharmasala to Bhimtang, you will be close to the end of your adventure. You will hike to Gho and then Tal, where you will catch a bus or jeep to Besisahar and then travel to Kathmandu.
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