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The Tsum Valley is a sacred Himalayan pilgrimage valley situated in northern Gorkha district of Nepal. Tsum derived 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) is 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 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. There are 3 valleys in this Tsum Valley and Manasalu circuit Trek,  which are Tsum Valley, Numbri valley and Marshangdi Valley.

Manaslu trekking is considered as Classical Trekking in Nepal. Manasalu Region is in-between Popular Trekking Region Annapurna and Langtang Region. Manaslu Trek name has been set by Mt. Manaslu 8163m. Mt. Manalsu is the eight highest Mountains in the world. Manaslu Round Trek is a challenging and fascinating trip with great Himalayan view. The wilderness trekking trail of Manaslu is not crowded with individual trekkers at all. Exploring the highland villages of Nepal thrills a trekker to cross over a Larkya La pass which is the tough part of this trek. Manaslu – meaning the “mountain of soul”, is one of the imminent geographical charismas dominating the historical kingdom of Gorkha. A conical shaped snow capped mountain of height 8,163m above the sea level is the major attraction of this trekking package. Locally Manaslu is known as Pungen Ri whose embodiment is worshiped in a Gompa couple of hundred meter above the village of Sama Goan.

Round Manaslu trek is offers rich culture, adventure, scenic beauty and rudimental rural civilization that represents ancient Tibetan lifestyle. Due to the newly opened route, this trek encircling the entire Manaslu massif, offers a chance to comprehensively explore the full range of Nepal’s natural and cultural diversity. Trekking starts from historical city Gorkha, we head up towards the Mt. Manaslu the trail reveals unexplored country inhabited by Gurung's. During this Manaslu round trek, the trail eventually circumvents Mt. Manaslu crossing Larkya Pass (5,135m) and comes down to classical route of Annapurna. If you still want more, you can continue trekking Around Annapurna crossing another arduous pass of Throng La (5,416m) otherwise you will come back to Kathmandu.

A1 Excursion Adventure offers you 15- 24 days Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit Trekking depending up on your holiday. A1 Excursion Adventure always believes 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 Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit Treks in Nepal for a life time memory.

Trip Highlights

  • Tsum valley with Manaslu Circuit 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 Crossing to  Larkya La Pass 5,135 meters

Day to Day Itinerary

Detail Itinerary Outline Itinerary

Day 01Arrive Kathmandu Airport welcome and transfer to Hotel As per booking

Arrive Kathmandu Airport welcome and transfer to Hotel As per booking

Cost Includes:

  • Both way Airport transfer
  • Hotel in Kathmandu 5 nts BB plan at Vajra,
  • Sight seeing in kathmandu as above mention places with Italian Speaking Guide and private vehicle.

While on Trekking:

  • All the meals: Breakfast/lunch/dinner with tea\coffee or Hot Chocolate
  • Accommodation in Basic Tea houses,
  • National park permit of Manaslu and ACAP
  • Trekking Permit for Tsum valley and Manaslu
  • Equipment like Down jacket, Inner Linner, Sleeping bags etc.
  • Boiled water with Iodine
  • All necessaries Nepalese staffs like: Team Leader, guide, porters, Sherpa, cook etc.; all necessaries for Nepalese staffs (all meals, - accommodation, Insurance, salary, medical expenses, field allowance etc)
  • Kathmandu-Phulakhrka, Tal–Besisahar by Jeep and Bensishahar-Kathmandu by private vehicle.
  • All necessary ground transportation
  • Farewell Dinner at Cultural Restaurant

Cost Excludes:

  • Drinks (mineral water, beer, cold drinks),
  • Chocolates/ Hot Chocolate
  • Personal clothes,
  • Personal expenses,
  • Rescue charge,
  • Any unforeseen expenses etc.
  • Tips for staff

Great 14-day-trek to Tsum-Valley


It was my 9th trekking with A1 and like every time it was a great experience. The organisation of the tour was very good, our guide and the porters always friendly and very helpful - they helped us on tough passages on the way, carried the bagpack if somebody was…Continue

Katharina H
Katharina H

Trip Note

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

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