About Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trekking
Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trekking journey combines all the thrills of the Manaslu Circuit Trek with the extraordinary Tsum Valley. This Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trekking will be an unforgettable trip of a lifetime in spectacular landscapes rich with culture and natural beauty.
Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of Nepal’s most exciting trekking routes. The popularity of the route has been growing exponentially over the last few years primarily as an alternative to the neighboring Annapurna Circuit.
The gradual rise from a fertile river valley through lush hills allows for proper acclimatization to altitude on the way up to the highlands. Eventually, the scenic trails arrive at majestic mountain surroundings with up-close views of the surrounding Himalaya.
The remote Tsum Valley reaches a hidden corner of the Himalaya. The residents of this highland valley follow a traditional lifestyle with a Buddhist culture. Tsum Valley Trek was opened to tourist in 2008. Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trekking journey takes trekkers off the beaten path and offers cultural interaction and insights that cannot be found on the busier and more commercialized routes. The path travels through the beautiful landscape that will be unforgettable.
The highland Manaslu and Tsum Valley are surrounded by the snowy Himalayan peaks including Sringi, Baudha, Him Chuli, and the Ganesh Himal Range and more. To the north of the valley is the border of Tibet. The residents in this area have cultural ties Tibet and their customs and traditions adhere to a Buddhist way of life in the tranquil hills. Along the trails are exquisite monasteries, mani prayer stones, and prayer flags and other icons of Buddhist faith.
The journey returns to the main Manaslu Circuit Trek with its showpiece mountain,twin-peaked Manaslu (8156 mt, 26,758 ft). Manaslu stands out as the eighth highest peak on the planet. The feeling is otherworldly in this remote terrain. Eventually, the trail rises a mountain pass known as Larkya La (5160 mt, 17,200 ft), the highest elevation of the circuit.
Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trekking is ideal for trekkers looking for a thrilling adventure in a relatively unexplored area of the Himalaya with much of the same benefits of natural beauty, biodiversity and cultural richness as the more popular areas but with fewer of the crowds.
There is a lot to explore in the Manaslu and Tsum Valley area and it can be easily combined with the adventurous Ganesh Himal Trek and the Ruby Valley Trek as well as the classic Annapurna Circuit and more including Nar and Phu villages and beyond. Please let us know if you have the time and interest and would like to extend your journey to this region and beyond. We look forward to guiding you to all of its highlights.
Please Note: Our Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trekking has set departure dates from both Pokhara and Kathmandu and this trek can be personalized to accommodate your specific wishes and timetable.